Friday, February 05, 2016
So imagine that the Israeli Knesset proclaimed Sabra-and-Shatilla Day a national festivity, with fireworks, picnics, and sweets handed out. Imagine the Lebanese perpetrators of Sabra and Shatilla were invited to the Knesset to be honored in a special celebratory feast. Then imagine that the two youths who murdered the Arab teenager Muhammad Abu Dhara in 2014 by burning him to death were proclaimed by Israel national heroes, their photos placed on postage stamps, their birthdays celebrated, streets named in their honor, their heroism taught in the schools. Imagine Baruch Goldstein, the guy who shot up the mosque in Hebron in 1994, proclaimed by the Knesset Israeli hero, where politicians made regular pilgrimage to his surviving family members to pay tribute to his murders, to raise their glasses in toasts.
Arab MKs meet with families of terrorists
A day before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met the families of terrorists in his Ramallah office, three Knesset members of the Joint Arab List met terrorists' family members, among them those who have perpetrated deadly attacks as part of the current terror wave.
The three MKs in question are Haneen Zoabi, Jamal Zahalka, and Basel Ghattas. Among the relatives of what the MK's called "shaheeds" (martyrs) was the father of Baha Aliyan, the terrorist who murdered three in a combined stabbing and shooting attack on a Jerusalem bus, along with his collaborator Bilal Ranem.
Aliyan's father said in a video that the meeting was "warm and productive." According to him, "The Palestinian Knesset member brothers listened to the suffering and pain of the shaheed's families, whose bodies are held in Israel."
MKs Zoabi, Ghattas, and Zahalka at the controversial meeting.
According to the terrorist's father, "The Knesset members' hearts were open and they listened to every word we said. They emphasized that they would make every effort to return the bodies by pressuring the government in the Knesset and conducting talks with the security and diplomatic officials in the Israeli government. It was settled that we would continue to meet in order to keep track of the matter in the near future."
The three MKs who came to the meeting were from the Balad faction, even though all of the Joint Arab List's MKs were invited.
The Balad faction said in response that "the MKs met with the families who asked to release their sons' bodies for burial. The request has been forwarded to the Public Security Minister and he is dealing with it."
Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman said of the meeting, "There is no longer any need for proof that the Joint Arab List's MKs in general, and the Balad faction in particular, are representatives of terror organizations in the Knesset. The meeting of all of Balad's Knesset members with the families of terrorists who murdered Jews is just a reminder for those who still need one, in the government and law enforcement system, that we need to remove these terrorists as fast as possible from the Israeli Knesset, and preferably from the State of Israel."
Minister of Education Naftali Bennett also spoke of the meeting. "This is a black stain that will be recorded in the chronicles of the state," he said in a speech at Bar Ilan University, "I am calling out to the Arab public: You are better than this. Cast these people out. We need to be a unified state, and there is not unity if Knesset members go and meet our enemies and killers."
2. Leftist crybullies: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Israels-crybullies-443941
3. The press in Israel is now filled with ads showing a long list of far-leftist organizations stating how proud they are to be targeted by Im Tirtzu for their dedicated work on behalf of "human rights." What they are not saying is that they all pretty much share the same membership, people who automatically join any new far-leftist New Israel Fund financed seditious group to roll around. Indeed I suspect that in Israel the number of leftist NGOs is larger than the combined membership of those NGOs.
4. Peace At Last
by Steven Plaut
It was in the year 2020.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
1. Mister Apartheid, the Peace Now professor, calls the campaign finance criminal kettle black
Amiram Goldblum, ultra-leftist anti-Israel founder of 'Peace Now' and lobbyist for the suppression of Israeli democracy so the most extreme leftist 2% of the population can impose their opinions on the rest of the country, the guy who cannot write the word Israel without adding the word apartheid, the sidekick of BDS war lord Alon Liel, is upset at Naftali Bennett.
On his facebook page this week https://www.facebook.com/amiram.goldblum?fref=ts, Goldblum claims falsely that Bennett personally finances the "plants" publicity campaign of the Im Tirtzu students, for which he wants the police to investigate and indict Bennett. Even if the charge were true, this is a crime only in the mind of a leftist anti-democratic 'plant' who opposes freedom of speech!! Goldblum also kvetches that Bennett was slapped with a fine because he co-mingled funds for primary elections in his party with those for the general election, a heinous crime in the eyes of Mister Apartheid Goldblum.
The one thing Goldblum forgot to note is that HE HIMSELF was indicted for violation of Israeli campaign financing laws. The criminal proceedings against him were later "frozen," meaning the leftist Attorney General decided not to pursue the case against the 'Peace Now' provocateur. But the indictment stood. See
2. You know how the mainstream media like to chant that Jerusalem is the holy city for three religions, and it is the third holiest site for Islam? How peace requires that Moslems get hegemony over at least half the city, including the whole Old City? How the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the emotional nucleus for all Arabs?
3. The chattering classes of the educational and 'intellectual' establishment are having conniptions because the Minister of Culture in Israel wants to deny governmental funding to producers of treasonous film, art, and theater. They can still make films accusing Israel of being a Nazi or apartheid regime, they just can't get taxpayer funds for it. Let them try to peddle their treason as art in the marketplace! [For those who respond that no film or art at all should be funded by the government and that would alleviate all the objections, you have my full agreement.]
4. When I was a kid my favorite puppet/cartoon character on TV was Bertie the Bunyip. A bunyip is a mythical animal from the Australian outback based on aborigine legends.
5. New slogan at the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew:
KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM, KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM, KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM, KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM, KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM, KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM,
DAVID BLATT IS FASCISM! CLEVELAND CAVALIERS IS FASCISM! ISRAEL IS FASCISM!
January 28, 2016
6. When every second word spoken by an Israeli leftist is "fascism," it behooves us to recall this quote:
In 1946, George Orwell wrote that "The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies 'something not desirable.'"
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
1. Beware Textbooks that Dare to Tell the Truth
By Steven Plaut
The anti-democratic Left in Israel is so deeply wedded to its theological catechism regarding the Rabin assassination that it is prepared to trash a school textbook that dares to mention that there are some who dissent from the prevailing leftist McCarthyism.
For two decades the Left has been reciting the mantra that the killing of Rabin by assassin Yigal Amir was caused by "incitement," by which the Left means non-leftists exercising their freedom of speech. The Right called Rabin names and later he was killed, and in the 'minds' of the Left this constitutes proof. Of course the Supreme Court forced Rabin to import expelled terrorists from Lebanon into Israel before the assassination so how do we know THAT did not cause the assassination?
Political discourse had been vulgar and shrill in Israel before the Rabin murder and ever since Independence but never produced assassination. But why let facts get in the way of political theology? Leftists in Israel use language far worse than Rightists. For example, on his Facebook page the 'Peace Now' professor Amiram Goldblum every day denounces those Israelis with whom he disagrees as Nazis, including those who brazenly wave Israeli flags (http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/HebrewU%20-%20Amiram%20Goldblum%20-%20Jerusalem%20Day%20JudeoNazis.htm ).
Minister of Education Bennett is preparing to introduce a new civics textbook into the school curriculum. It is quite diverse and well balanced, fairly presenting opposing views in the text on all matters of debate and controversy in Israel.
But the book-burning Left is aghast and wants the book, er, burned. It seems the book mentions that the past Attorney General, leftist Manny Mazuz, says there is no proof that "incitement" caused the Rabin assassination. How dare the book cite someone telling the truth!! There are a few other instances of departure from political correctness that also enrage the persons of red. See http://www.timesofisrael.com/bennett-spurns-reports-of-factually-and-morally-wrong-civics-textbook/ . The other evidence the Left has is that Stalinist Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint (Arab) List, does not like the book. "This book is a continuation of the government campaign of incitement against Arab citizens," he said. "It is a mixture of lies and hatred." Meretz' chairwomen Zehava Galon claims there is a distinction made in the book between 'bad Arabs' and 'good Arabs' who are loyal and serve in the IDF." She evidently wants the stabbers of Jewish mothers to be considered good Arabs also.
The Left is screaming "politicization," but for years the Left managed to get its own biased texts introduced as textbooks. Its jihad for and against textbooks is hardly neutral.
Just witness the conniptions the Left had last week when Bennett declined to adopt as a classroom text a novel romanticizing Jewish-Arab intermarriage and smearing Israeli soldiers. 'Censorship,' bellow the reds. Except no one is preventing the publication of that book or anyone reading it. It is simply not being used as a classroom text. Neither is Bibi Netanyahu's own book.
Past Israeli governments tried to adopt textbooks that declared Israel's existence a catastrophe and even compared that Arab 'Nakba' to the Holocaust. See this http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/HaifaU%20-%20Tsafrir%20Goldberg%20-%20campaign%20to%20teach%20Nakba%20and%20Ethnic%20Cleasning.htm
But the leftist "theory" about "incitement" by non-leftists is unchallengeable gospel among the chattering classes of Israel. Like in medieval Europe, challenging leftist theology will get you indicted before the Left's Inquisition, its captive media.
2. HUMAN RIGHTS?
5. You have probably been reading about Oberlin College (where I once taught) and how the campus has been largely seized by the Mau Mau from the Black Students Union and the Hitlerjugend from the Students for Justice in Palestine. See http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/01/oberlin-college-alums-anti-israel-fanaticism-creating-hostile-environment-for-jews/ and https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/01/26/infested-with-zionism-college-activists-create-alarm-over-alleged-anti-semitic-attacks/?tid=a_inl . The administration there coddles the totalitarians in the name of liberal arts.
My favorite atrocity coming out of Oberlin is the proclamation by the Mau Mau that the Holocaust constituted "white on white crime."
6. Galloway and Nawi:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
1. Oy to those who depart from the Leftist party line!!
Just when you think Israel's leftwing fascists cannot sink any lower.
They are hysterical because investigative journalist Ilana Dayan outed their beloved poster boy Ezra Nawi, the murderer pedophile who helped the PLO's Gestapo murder Arabs who did business with Jews. Instead of repudiating Nawi, the Left is circling the wagons to celebrate and defend him, at the same time trying to demonize Dayan. Ilana Dayan is herself well left of center, but she made the sin of breaking ranks with the Left and exposing the murderer Nawi. So this week the Left is circulating a poster of Hitler presenting Dayan with a bouquet of flowers. You can see the photo below.
The leftists are also chanting in uniform that Dayan behaved like the Stasi, the former East German secret police. Note how every single one is saying Stasi and not, say, the KGB. It illustrates deliciously how the Left works: one person posts something and then all the rest fall in line, repeat the exact same words, toe the party line, in herd behavior.
Now for 20 years the Left and its captive media have chanted in unison that Yitzhak Rabin was murdered because the Right produced a poster of Rabin in Nazi uniform - never mind that it turned out it was actually produced by the Shin-Bet agent who had infiltrated the lunatic Right as a mole provocateur. So now we have the Left producing an equivalent poster and no one is demanding arrests for 'incitement.' Suddenly incitement is NOT a cause of political murder after all. Suddenly the judicial Left does not regard use of Nazi imagery to be beyond the realm of protected speech.
For more on the story, go to http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/206994#.VqdSm_l95iw
2. I LOVED THIS HEADLINE, from the British press:
Experts warn that winter could last until spring
3. I am curious - has anyone ever met anyone who reads the "Forward"?? I do not mean the yiddish edition in the 1920s. I mean someone paying to read it now
4. EUREKA! SCIENTISTS HAVE DISCOVERED THE CAUSE OF JEWISH LEFTIST ANTI-SEMITISM!!
IT IS FORESKIN ENVY!!
Thursday, January 21, 2016
1. The Left, led by the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew, Haaretz, is soiling its red diapers in outrage because some entrepreneurial 'right-wingers' collected intelligence about the anti-Israel seditious activities of the mega-leftist attorney Michael Sfard by going through his garbage. A fascist invasion of his privacy, whines the Left in 3-part harmony. How dare anyone investigate him for treason by going through his trash? Sfard filed a criminal complaint against the perps for their trashspecting.
2. The Messiah must be nigh because I keep agreeing with some Haaretz writers. The Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew keeps running Op-Eds by leftist cranks proposing that leftists secede from Israel and set up their own state or community or entity. See http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.694223.
And I am all for it! A REAL 2-state solution!!
The leftists can declare independence and implement socialism and build a gulag and ration food and everything else and be equal and proclaim minimum wages at $50 per hour so no one will be employed and prohibit dissent from socialism and wave red flags and...
3. The Sun (UK) on Nawi affair:
The leftwing anti-Semites from the "Jewish" Voice for "Peace" are rallying in support of murderer pedophile Ezra Nawi:
4. Israel has to decide what to do with the 15 year old Amalekite who murdered the mother of six. No, the government will not execute him. But I have the answer!
5. AMI AYALON GETS MUGGED BY REALITY
Police prevent activists smashing into Ami Ayalon talk at King's.
I was patiently queuing for Ami Ayalon's joint KCL and LSE Israel Societys' talk outside the Norfolk Building of King's College, London tonight. I had arrived early and was near the front of the queue but soon the doors were closed as the room held only 50.
50 to 60 people were left shut outside on the street, among them 15 fuming anti-Israel activists who had planned to get in and disrupt the talk.
These activists from SOAS, KLC and LSE Palestine Societies had already handed out leaflets attacking Ami Ayalon and Israel. But with their being shut outside chaos ensued with the police being called.
Ayalon was head of Israel's Shin Bet between 1996 and 2000 and then served as a Labour MK. He also launched a peace initiative called The People's Voice. He's now in the UK being whisked around by Yachad to give various talks, the gist of which seem to be Israel needs to mend its ways.
The activists' leaflets, after falsely incriminating Ayalon and Shin Bet in war crimes, accused Ayalon of being "overtly racist" for supporting a two state solution because this implies "Israeli Jews must always be a majority…due to a fear of losing the ethnic and colonial supremacy Israel has enjoyed since 1948".
As soon as the doors shut the frustrated anti-Israel activists pounded the doors and the windows looking into the talk. They screamed "Free Free Palestine", "Viva Viva Palestina" and "From the River to the Sea Palestine will be free" and smashed a window.
They then climbed the windows to unfurl a banner. A fire alarm was set off and eventually police vans and police cars pulled up and 20 police constables protected the building.
Ayalon's talk lasted an hour. Ironically, Ayalon was talking in front of a white board describing the rules for "safe spaces" at universities. But there is no "safe space" for an Israeli-Jew at British universities.
Maybe after tonight so-called peaceniks like Ayalon will realise that Israeli Jews like himself are not hated for the way he thinks they behave but simply for who they are; citizens of the Jewish state.
6. Anyone have any idea how to translate adequately into Hebrew the expression: PEACE NOW, PULL MY FINGER ??
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016
Leftist McCarthyism in Israel Funded by Soros and Other US Leftists
By Steven Plaut
In its latest act of illicit intervention in Israeli public life, the foreign (mainly U.S.)-funded "New Israel Fund" (where their 'New Israel" means Palestine) has filled the Israeli press and the country's billboards with a McCarthyist anti-democratic vilification poster that essentially endorses all who seek to deny freedom of speech in Israel to non-leftists.
It is the NIF's response to the campaign by the student Zionist movement Im Tirtzu against 'Shtulim' (plants) in Israel, meaning foreign-funded anti-Israel subversives. In the NIF ad, it shows Yitzhak Rabin with the slogan "THEY already took care of that plant," meaning "THEY" collectively murdered Rabin. By THEY the NIF does not mean Yigal Amir and his brother. It means all Israeli critics of the left.
For decades, the mantra of Israel's anti-democratic left has been that Rabin's death was caused by the exercise of freedom of speech by non-leftists in Israel, especially when they criticized Rabin and called him names. Their conclusion is that criticism of the left by non-leftists is a clear and present danger that produces murder and so must be suppressed. Just how they know that assassin Yigal Amir's behavior was not caused by his attending law school has never been explained. In any case, the catechism of the left, which includes most journalists, is that the Rabin murder was caused by "incitement." Curiously, they are not reminding people what Rabin really thought of leftist NGO B'tselem!
It is hard for people outside Israel to appreciate just how hostile the Israeli media and much of the public are to freedom of speech. This hostility is manifested in the "incitement" bogeyman. One cannot read five lines in the anti-Israel leftist daily Haaretz without seeing screaming warnings and condemnations of "incitement" – meaning criticism of the left by non-leftists. In other newspapers, the count is not far behind.
Likud is almost as much to blame for this as the left. Likud invariably responds to charges from the left about "incitement" by yelling back in sandbox-manner that the left are the real inciters – instead of demanding that the word "incitement" be removed altogether from Israeli discourse.
"Incitement" is a nonsense word that simply refers to the expression of opinions that someone dislikes. When the left says "incitement," it means criticism of the left. When the right says "incitement," it means expressions of opinions by the left. It is a demonstration of the weakness of the commitment to democracy on the part of so much of the Israeli public that so many Israelis accept it as axiomatic that "incitement" is and should be a crime.
In real democracies, "incitement" is not a crime at all, or at most is used as an additional charge to up the ante when someone is indicted for a real crime. Murderers facing trial for murder might face the additional charge of incitement to murder, but they would never be charged with incitement alone, without the murder charge. Ditto for bank robbers and rapists.
After the Rabin assassination, the Israeli Labor Party and its captive media invented the myth that murderer Yigal Amir did what he did because he was "incited" to do so. Never mind that Amir himself says he was not. That closed the case in the "minds" of the left, proving that "incitement" by right-wingers causes murder. Of course for the 50 years before that, Israel's left, right and center every day engaged in "incitement" far worse than anything preceding the Rabin assassination, and no one was assassinated. Ben Gurion with his shrieks that Begin was a Nazi was probably the worst of the inciters, and the Knesset protocols of the 1950s and '60s are endless litanies of "incitement."
Since 1995 the left grew accustomed to silencing its critics with some success by screaming "incitement." Not a single law professor in Israel has denounced the anti-democratic McCarthyism in the jihad against "incitement." It goes without saying that none of the "human rights" NGOs ever took a stand against criminalizing "incitement," nor defended free speech rights for non-leftist "inciters." Even the ACLU in the U.S. defends the free speech rights of fringe groups, but not a single NGO in Israel claiming to be the Israeli analogue of the ACLU will defend free speech rights of the "right."
Into all this steps the New Israel Fund, using funds raised from people protected by the First Amendment and living in a country where they enjoy freedom of speech. It places gutter ads in Israel denouncing the exercise of freedom of speech by "THEM" – speech it insists resulted in Rabin's murder. The thousands of people whose murder was preceded by Arab incitement to murder are not considered by the NIF a reason to restrict freedom of speech or even to protest the murders. The NIF would be the first to defend Ezra Nawi, the leftist accomplice of the PLO's Gestapo, who not only incited, but also murdered people.
The left-wing NGOs funded by the NIF have virtually no local support in Israel. They are propped up using the NIF contributions from the ilk of George Soros and the Ford Foundation.
The McCarthyist ad campaign by the NIF is the best and most persuasive argument that could be found to support and endorse the current bill before the Israeli parliament that will regulate foreign-funded subversive NGOs in Israel.
2. Speaking on the Galei Zahal radio station, Meretz chief bolshevik Zehava Galon says that they who know how to infiltrate organizations also know how to short circuit wires. She is referring to the people who infiltrated the subversive leftist NGOs B'tselem and Taayoush to film their beloved pedophile member bragging about how he murders Palestinians who do business with Jews. Fire department experts notwithstanding, Sister Galon is still claiming that the fire last week in B'tselem's office was arson and not an electrical short circuit.
For which the only appropriate response is this: Those whose notions of democracy are derived from the people who burned down the Reichstag have no problem fabricating other charges of arson.
3. The Amalekite who murdered Dafna Meir got away.. WHAT A RELIEF FOR GIDEON LORD HAW HAW LEVY AND HAARETZ. AT LEAST THE TERRORIST WAS NOT SUMMARILY EXECUTED EXTRAJUDICIALLY BY THE JEWS FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER!
Cowabunga!!! All of a sudden the Eurotrash are outraged by foreign funding of domestic political groups designed to distort electoral processes!! They will adopt Ayala Shaked's bill for themselves?
Monday, January 18, 2016
Dafna Meir was home with her children when the savage broke in to her home. She had 6 kids, two of them foster children. She struggled with the barbarian to protect her kids, as he stabbed her to death in front of the children, Nazi-style. She was 38. The murderer got away and PLO chief Abbas will proclaim him a hero, as the Israeli Left again proclaims Abbas a peace partner..
The Lord Haw Haw of Israel, Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy, crayoned a column this week in which he endorsed the Swedish Foreign Minister's claim that Israel summarily executes Palestinians. Why should Israel shoot Palestinians holding knives and attempting to murder Jews?, he snorts. It is not like Jews are humans and Jewish lives worth anything.
If the murderer of Dafna Meir had been shot dead as he attacked her in front of her children, Levy would denounce Israel for the barbaric unjustified execution of the terrorist. What about his rights? What about a Miranda warning, a lawyer, a fair trial? A free subscription to Haaretz?
And what about all those innocent SS officers killed in WWII by Allied aggressors, summarily bombed to death with not so much as a Miranda warning?
Dafna Meir, the mother of six murdered yesterday, composed a prayer, published on her blog, based on her experiences in distributing medications to neurosurgery patients at Soroka Hospital (my translation):
May it be Your will, oh Lord, Who created the world and runs it with mercy and grace, that You bless me with the power to distribute medication to Your people of Israel who are in need of salvation, as well as to members of other peoples, under the care of Your faithful servants who perform sacred duties by day and by night, on sabbath and holidays, ceaselessly.
Let me be blessed to comprehend, to understand and to remember at all times that medication is a gift from You and work thanks to You. Let me be blessed to see their effects and to rejoice… Let me be blessed in learning to empathize with the sufferings of patients and let me serve in good health to help them with the tools You provide every day. Amen.