Date: 23 Aug 2010


BESIEGED BUT BRAVE ISRAEL\\\\\\\\\\\\\ In a message dated 23/08/2010 11:58:57 GMT Standard Time, writes: How to Negotiate with Militant “Muslims” to Achieve Lasting Peace by Bill Levinson\\\\\\\\\\\\\ This excerpt from “Young Winston” shows how to negotiate with Islamic fundamentalists to achieve stable and lasting peace. Note that, toward the end, the 21st Lancers discover far more Mahdists than they expected but defeat them anyway because braying to Allah (one of them yells “Allah akbar!”) is no substitute for European military science. Winston Churchill’s former shoulder injury made him think better of trying to use a sword, and his Mauser pistol rendered him excellent service indeed.\\\\\\\\\\ • Email to a friend • Article Search • • \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Why We are Islamophobes\\\\\\\\\\ Moderate Muslims must recognize how terror and sedition under color of Islam inspire fear of Islam by Bill Levinson Elizabeth I, who was perhaps England’s greatest monarch, is still painted as a monster by the Catholic Church. It was during her reign, but apparently without her approval, that Saint Margaret Clitherow was executed by pressing to death (the same torture that was applied to Giles Corey in The Crucible). The term “priest hole” refers to the hiding places in which Catholic priests had to conceal themselves to avoid death by hanging, and possibly disemboweling and quartering. Elizabeth had good reason to hate Catholicism because her older sister had burned hundreds of her fellow Protestants alive, and she had herself lived in terror of judicial murder by the same sister. Her father had started a cycle of hatred by executing Catholics such as Sir Thomas More who objected to his creation of the Church of England, and her sister perpetuated it by bringing... Read the whole entry »\\\\\\\\\ • Email to a friend • Article Search • • \\\\\\\\\\ MK Eldad tells INN: “Netanyahu is Weak, He Fell into a Trap” by Eli Stutz, INN\\\\\\\\ MK Knesset Aryeh Eldad (National Union) has no illusions about the upcoming talks between Israel and the Palestinians. He spoke frankly about these talks with Israel National News in an exclusive interview Sunday.\\\\\\\\\\ INN: What is your opinion of the upcoming talks?\\\\\\\\\ MK Eldad: I think that Netanyahu put himself into a trap when he insisted on direct talks with the Palestinians. These are talks about everything, as was defined by the people invited to participate in them. These are talks about Jerusalem, about the demand to return refugees, about borders–everything. Even if Netanyahu was the strongest man on earth, which he is not, he is trapped. He is bound by some of his predecessors’ commitments on previous talks. \\\\\\\\\\ They will not start with him from the beginning, but rather with the Camp David agreement, with the Clinton plan, with what Olmert offered Abu Mazen in their direct talks. He is far beyond everything that the people...\\\\\\\\\\\\ Read the whole entry » • Email to a friend • Article Search • • \\\\\\\\\\\\ GAZA DISENGAGEMENT………. HISTORICAL ERRORS AND CONSEQUENCES If history is any indication, the Arabs’ gain has always come about through force… Egypt’s surprise attack ended with the surrender of the entire Sinai, even the last of Israel’s holdings, Yamit… the first intifada gained them the Oslo Agreement, the safe ensconcing of Arafat in the West Bank… and the withdrawal of Israel from major West Bank cities and most of Gaza… the repeated violence of Hizbollah brought about Israel’s hasty withdrawal from Lebanon… and it was the bloody and painful terrorist attack on a bus in Jerusalem that motivated Amram Mitzna,the then head of the Labor Party, to declare he is prepared to withdraw unilaterally from the Gaza Strip… everything they have gained, and Israel’s capitulation, have always come about after intense terrorist violence… bolstering the Palestinians in their determination… The shortsighted Jewish [appeasement 'for peace'] are playing into the...\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Read the whole entry » • Email to a friend • Article Search • • \\\\\\\\\\\\\ Gaza Decision Correct – Five Years Later (Or is it?) I posted this article because I have always felt that the case against disengagement was not an open and shut case. We must be open to debate it. T. Belman by Yisrael Ne’eman and Elliot Chodoff\\\\\\\\\\\\ The decision to disengage from Gaza five years ago was the correct decision, then and now. Today this is an unpopular position as many people are drawn into the populist attacks against the withdrawal in light of the rise of Hamas. According to public opinion polls the average Jew in Israel believes the Gaza withdrawal was mistaken, but then that same average Jew believes the Israeli government should bring home Gilad Shalit at all costs – freeing 1000 Palestinian prisoners, many of them involved in mass murder of civilians. Public opinion is fickle, in May 2000 the Four Mothers protest group and public pressure forced Israel to withdraw from the security zone in south Lebanon. The same public opinion voted the Likud’s Ariel Sharon into the prime minister’s office in February... Read the whole entry »\\\\\\\\\\\ • Email to a friend • Article Search • • \\\\\\\\\ Oy Vey, Obama By CHARLES M. BLOW, NYT\\\\\\\\ Is President Obama good for the Jews? For more and more Jewish-Americans, the answer is no. In a Pew Research Center report issued on Thursday and entitled “Growing Number of Americans Say Obama Is a Muslim” (tragic in its own right), there was another bit of bad newsor Obama: the number of Jews who identify as Republican or as independents who lean Republican has increased by more than half since the year he was elected. At 33 percent it now stands at the highest level since the data have been kept. In 2008, the ratio of Democratic Jews to Republican Jews was far more than three to one. Now it’s less than two to one. \\\\\\\\\\ This is no doubt a reaction, at least in part, to the Obama administration having taken a hard rhetorical stance with Israel, while taking “special time and care on our relationship with the Muslim world,” as Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, put it in June. If that sounds like courtship, it is.\\\\\\\ (It should be noted... Read the whole entry »\\\\\\\ • Email to a friend • Article Search • • Netanyahu: Security First then borders\\\\\\\\ Back to Basics on Security Needs\\\\\\ by Elliott Abrams, JCPA\\\\\\ The point is to reflect the reality on the ground and establish a basis for peace that can last. Here are the basics.\\\\\ 1. The letter from President Bush to Prime Minister Sharon of April 14, 2004, was a return to the key elements of U.S. policy since 1967 developed under President Johnson – the idea that there would be no return to the situation before June 1967; that the so-called ’67 borders were incapable of providing Israel with adequate defense and would change. The Bush letter makes no reference to the ’67 borders. It refers to “the armistice lines of 1949.” \\\\\\\\\\\ 2. President Bush stated U.S. policy in a speech in the Rose Garden on June 24, 2002, where he called for “new Palestinian leadership.” It included the understanding that peace was not going to be made as it had been made with... Read the whole entry » • Email to a friend • Article Search • • \\\\\\\\\\\ The Spirit of Israel Lives On By Amil Imani\\\\\\\\ Sixty-two years ago, May 14, 1948, was the rebirth of one of the oldest nations in history, Israel. She is a unique and diverse Jewish state with a young viable democracy, in an unstable region. The circumstances surrounding Israel’s re-birth was anything but simple. Regrettably, Israel’s journey from her early beginning to the present has been fraught with great suffering. It is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of the Jewish people that they persisted in their valiant struggle to re-gather again in the land of their birth. Some even go as far as saying that Israel’s renaissance — after 2,000 years or so– was nothing short of miraculous. The rebirth of Israel, in reality, is a culmination of thousands of years of gestation during which the Jewish people, dispersed throughout much of the world, endured immense degrees and varieties of suffering. The Nazi murderers and their collaborators capped the crimes committed against the Jewish people by...\\\\\\\ Read the whole entry »\\\\ • Email to a friend • Article Search • •\\\\\\\\\\\ Good News, Israel Compliments of Anglo Saxon Raannana Real Estate \\\\\\\\\\\\\ Quote for the Week\\\\\\\\ “And while the mavens at the Treasury were talking growth of 1% this year they’re now predicting nearer to 4% [we’re saying 4.7% and please remember where you first heard it].” \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (GN ISRAEL 06 08 10. Yes dear readers that’s us quoting ourselves which modesty usually forbids us to do but this one was too good to miss ) • Well 4.7% it is That’s how much Israel’s GDP grew on an annualized basis in the second quarter of 2010, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported today [and bravo for them we’re their greatest fans]. And despite the crisis all over the world, it just keeps on growing. Now, we aren’t going to bore you with a lot of numbers so sit back and take our word for the following: ü The Bank of Israel’s Composite State of the Economy Index rose in July following gains in previous months\\\\\\\\\\\\ ü Manufacturing...\\\\\\\\\\ Read the whole entry »\\\\\ • Email to a friend • Article Search • • \\\\\\\\\\\\ 000000000