Tag Archives: middle-east

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

One of the blogs that I used to follow was known as Fresno Zionism, but the Fresno Zionist made aliyah and is now writing some place within Israel under the blog title Abu Yehuda. In reference to France’s recent snub of Jewish leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, he writes: This is another chapter …

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Where’s Israel?

For the past week  or so we have seen the fiasco of ‘vanishing Israel’ from maps of the Middle East. The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has accused the publishing giant HarperCollins of harming peace efforts in the Middle East by leaving Israel off its maps. Seems that HarperCollins, …

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It is Simply Not Up to Us

It is Simply Not Up to Us.  The truth of the matter is that if we end up with two states for two peoples on historically Jewish land depends on the will of the misogynistic Arab majority in that part of the world, not the egalitarian Jewish minority. We can …

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With Friends Like This.

This is a New Year greeting from NSW Labor to the NSW Jewish community just a few weeks after NSW Labor served up a big bowl of something red and smelly to the NSW Jewish community and for that matter everyone else who might think the Middle East Jews are …

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Anti-Israel Professors Teaching ME Studies in the US

“How can professors who are so biased against the Jewish state accurately or fairly teach students about Israel or the Arab-Israel conflict?” This question was asked by Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, AMCHA Initiative co-founder and faculty at the University of California Santa Cruz. The AMCHA Initiative is self-described as “a non-profit organization …

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Quote of Note: PLO Leader Zahir Muhsein

Zahir Muhsein told the following to the Dutch newspaper Trouw in a 1977 interview: The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, …

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The Death of the Left

The tidbit below was written by Allan Goldstein and published in the Algemeiner. Israel is fighting for its right to exist with one hand tied behind its back. The left hand. Conservatives strongly support Israel. We have won that battle. Only on the extreme right wing, the lunatic fringe of fascists and …

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Quote of Note: Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi (1937)

Between 1936 and 1939 the Arabs of the British Mandate of Jerusalem went on a rampage that became known as the “Arab revolt.”  The Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin el-Husseini, cried to the heavens that the Jews were destroying the al-Aqsa Mosque and agitated his easily agitated people into bloody rampages that lasted for …

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SFSU Responds to Arab Calls for Violence Against Jews

San Francisco State University (SFSU) president, Les Wong, has responded for the second time to criticisms that calling for the murder of Jews is perhaps something less than educative.  And for the second time he refuses to address the central issue, which is a call to violence against Jews by the General …

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I Love This Blade…

What are we to make of the fact that a student leader at San Francisco State University feels comfortable holding up a blade on a social media page calling for the murder of Jews in Israel? Much like SFSU President, Les Wong, I am not sure just what to make of this story, …

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Canned Palestinian Children Meat

I arrived at San Francisco State University in the fall of 1996. It is getting to be a rather long time, now, but in those days the school just bubbled with politics in a way that I thought was exceedingly positive.  The Caesar Chavez Student Center was always abuzz with …

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The Sharia Bomb

The tidbit below was written by Ron Ben-Yishai and published at Y-Net: The way things look from Israel now, the assumption is that Obama has fortified himself behind a small and closed ideological circle. This circle believes in partial non-interventionism and has an aversion to international conflicts – not only in the …

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Obama Bluffed

In a March, 2012 article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg we have this tidbit: In the most extensive interview he has given about the looming Iran crisis, Obama told me earlier this week that both Iran and Israel should take seriously the possibility of American action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “I think …

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Jews in Judaea

Jews building housing for themselves in our traditional home is considered a crime not just by the often violently racist local Arabs, but by their allies in the west. The tidbit below was written by AFP, whatever that is, and published by Y-Net: Israeli authorities have given the go-ahead for the …

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Morally Equivalent Emptiness

In the comments under a recent Times of Israel piece entitled, Netanyahu: Islamists taking us back to the ‘Dark Ages’, we read this: Louis Arpino · Knoxville, Tennessee “The more isolated from the world that Israel becomes, the more hysterical Bibi becomes. Radical Judaism, with whom Bibi is politically in bed …

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