Month: November 2012

UPDATED: “Palestine” Does Not Qualify as a “State”

abbas palestine Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, whose term expired on January 15, 2009, announced last Monday that the PA will present its bid for unilateral recognition of a Palestinian non-member state on Thursday, November 29, despite opposition from the United States and Israel.

Supplying Gaza – Sarah Honig

trucks-laden-with-goods-crossed-from-israel-into-gaza Few are aware that just as the intense rocketing of Israel’s metropolitan areas was ramped up, the Kerem Shalom crossing to the Gaza Strip was reopened early last week.

The trap that Arik built – Caroline Glick

bombshelter The cease-fire agreement that Israel accepted Wednesday night to end the current round of Palestinian rocket and missile attacks is not a good deal for Israel by any stretch of the imagination.

November 24, 2012: Mission Impossible – Arlene from Jerusalem

Arlene Kushner-001 Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) My attempts to get a handle on the Gaza situation are serious and earnest.  But, as one close associate said to me tonight, “Your problem is that you’re trying to do a rational analysis of a situation that is not rational.” And oh, is that the case.

Hamas Drags ‘Israeli Sympathizer’ Through Streets of Gaza

hamasinsanity_20121120_130600 Hamas kills suspected collaborators with Israel – By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Masked gunmen publicly shot dead six suspected collaborators with Israel at a large Gaza City intersection Tuesday, witnesses said.

Media should use ceasefire to reflect on double standards – Richard Kemp

Richard Kemp1 The mobilisation of Israeli forces around Gaza this week was strikingly reminiscent of the British and American build-up of troops along the Kuwait and Iraq borders before Operation Desert Storm, the massive armoured counter-attack that hurled Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait in 1991.

More (real) news again – Melanie Phillips

melanie Once again, here’s yet more information about the war between Hamas and Israel that unaccountably you may not have come across in today’s UK mainstream media.

There’s a new Pharoah in town – J. E. Dyer

mohammed-morsi-e1353687701547 Eyes on the ball, folks.  In strategic terms, the most important thing that has happened in the last 10 days is that Mohammed Morsi has assumed dictatorial powers in Egypt. 

Phares on Fox News: “Morsi: elected democractically to establish another authoritarian regime?”

phares image Watch the latest video at In an interview with Fox News, Dr Walid Phares, author of ‘The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East’ said “the crisis in Egypt is not just about a piece of legislation, it is about A Muslim Brotherhood leader who was elected democratically in Egypt, only to seize power from all branches as a prelude to establish another authoritarian regime.” Phares said “the Obama Administration is now facing a dilemma.

Gaza’s Rich Jewish History – Victor Sharpe

flag light blue The nearly four thousand year old association of Jewish life in Gaza is little remembered in today’s world. Of course people know of the biblical story of Samson being blinded by the now extinct Philistines and how he brought down the temple to their gods in Gaza.

Are We American Jews Out Of Our Minds? – Harvey Schechter

out of our minds Are We American Jews So Damned Timid We Lick The Shoes Of Those In Power And Then Say Thank You? Have We Jews, A People Which Produced So Many Brilliant Scientists, Magnificent Writers, Artists, Musicians, And Composers, Suddenly Become Completely Stupid When It Comes To World Events And Political Matters?

Removing a Tumor

israeli advocate slider Removing a Tumor by Jerrold  L. Sobel 11/18/2012 Not including this latest spate of violence between the terrorists of Gaza and Israel, over 800 rockets and Mortar attacks have been launched against the the Jewish state since January 2012.

Threats to the First Amendment – Hon. Alex Kozinski and Prof. Eugene Volokh

Threats to the First Amendment – Hon. Alex Kozinski and Prof. Eugene Volokh On November 8, 2012, at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Los Angeles, California, Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors presented Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA Professor of Law and founder and coauthor of The Volokh Conspiracy ( who discussed threats to our First Amendment through attempts to limit freedom of speech and expression, hate speech, censorship and blasphemy.