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Israel to US: 'If ISIS reaches Jordan, we will act'

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President Hussein Obama may not know what to do with ISIS, but Channel 2 reports that Israel has told him in no uncertain terms that if ISIS reaches Jordan, Israel will act.

The TV report did not specify what actions Israel might take if Islamic State started…

Ooops….

The US has persuaded 10 states in the Middle East to take part in the offensive against IS.

Which means, I believe, that the US would bomb and provide intel for the operations, but the neighbouring arab states, the Kurds and possibly Turkey would send their “boots on the ground” to the battlefields.

In other words, the US politics have created a political chaos on the Middle East, and Obama wants, that others pay the price for it.

It is hard to imagine anything more colonial, more imperial, than that. Considering Obama’s socialist, anti-imperialist attitude it is minimum strange.

On the other hand, this is not necessarily a bad strategy. The arab countries and Iran have long been playing with fire over there, which has been a burden for the US and Israel. They have been successfully exporting their own poisonous ideology to each other and to the world, while managing to maintain a sort of stability at home.

Now the monster they created is growing stronger and stronger and his territory is in their backyards.

The new strategy of the US in this theatre is to create a balance within the region, by strengthening the temporarily weaker parties and letting nobody becoming strong enough to be able to overcome the others.

In other words, as long as the Turks, Kurds, Qatar, the Saudis and Iran are constantly watching each other’s steps, the US must not be engaged in a war, but can keep its influence in the region.

The big question is, if it is not too late for this policy and how can Iran be prevented from owning nuclear weapons.

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15-Sep-14: Diplomatic incident on Israel's Gaza border involving semi-trailers

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We see from his Twitter account that Australia’s energetic ambassador to Israel, Dave Sharma, is paying a visit to Kerem Shalom, the optimistically-named ‘Vineyard of Peace’ terminal through which goods-laden trucks pass between the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and Israel.

Ambassador…

Never mentioned in the MSM?

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Israel shown on map during “Arab Idol,” Arabs freak out

During an episode of the popular “Arab Idol” singing competition shown on Saudi Arabia’s MBC, the above shocking graphic was briefly shown: Oh. My. Allah. That evil word, the One Whose Name Must Not Be Said, was shown, in English, for a couple of seconds on Arab TV!The audience went into full rabid conspiracy mode, of course. People accused Saudi Arabia of “normalizing” relations with Israel. Internet activists demanded a boycott of MBC.Hundreds showed their indignation on Twitter with the hashtag “اسمها_فلسطين” meaning “It’s called Palestine.” Here is the reaction of one angry tweeter:
I’m boycotting Arab idol because #اسمها_فلسطين pic.twitter.com/h55jv7Anb2— Nadia (@nadiadaniali) September 8, 2014

Palestinian singers made a video demanding an apology, even though their own government recognizes Israel.The show immediately apologized for what they said was a technical error. The map was briefly shown during a montage video segment showing all the places that auditions were held. It was “corrected” immediately so even the same montage when shown later did not have the hugely offensive word “Israel.”"Deranged" is too mild a word to describe the insane reaction to this kerfuffle.Hatred of Israel provides the few tiny particles of unity that still exist in the Arab world.

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Israel shown on map during “Arab Idol,” Arabs freak out

During an episode of the popular “Arab Idol” singing competition shown on Saudi Arabia’s MBC, the above shocking graphic was briefly shown: Oh. My. Allah. 

That evil word, the One Whose Name Must Not Be Said, was shown, in English, for a couple of seconds on Arab TV!

The audience went into full rabid conspiracy mode, of course. People accused Saudi Arabia of “normalizing” relations with Israel. Internet activists demanded a boycott of MBC.

Hundreds showed their indignation on Twitter with the hashtag “اسمها_فلسطين” meaning “It’s called Palestine.” Here is the reaction of one angry tweeter:

I’m boycotting Arab idol because #اسمها_فلسطين pic.twitter.com/h55jv7Anb2
— Nadia (@nadiadaniali) September 8, 2014
Palestinian singers made a video demanding an apology, even though their own government recognizes Israel.

The show immediately apologized for what they said was a technical error. The map was briefly shown during a montage video segment showing all the places that auditions were held. It was “corrected” immediately so even the same montage when shown later did not have the hugely offensive word “Israel.”

"Deranged" is too mild a word to describe the insane reaction to this kerfuffle.

Hatred of Israel provides the few tiny particles of unity that still exist in the Arab world.

(Source: elderofziyon.blogspot.in)

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http://blog.eretzyisrael.org/post/97071137555/a-report-by-the-new-york-times-exposes-qatars

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A report by the New York Times exposes Qatar’s influence on Martin Indyk, US representative to the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, who is highly critical of Israel.

Martin Indyk speaking in Israel.

Martin Indyk speaking in Israel. (Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Martin Indyk,…

What a coincidence… the article is worth reading…

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REMARKABLE!!




Three men who stood in the same line in Auschwitz have nearly consecutive numbers: From left, Menachem Shulovitz, 80, bears B14594; Anshel Udd Sharezky, 81, was B14595; and Jacob Zabetzky, 83, was B14597.  “We were strangers standing in line in Auschwitz, we all survived different paths of hell, and we met in Israel,” Mr. Sharezky said. “We stand here together now after 65 years. Do you realize the magnitude of the miracle?”

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REMARKABLE!!
Three men who stood in the same line in Auschwitz have nearly consecutive numbers: From left, Menachem Shulovitz, 80, bears B14594; Anshel Udd Sharezky, 81, was B14595; and Jacob Zabetzky, 83, was B14597.

“We were strangers standing in line in Auschwitz, we all survived different paths of hell, and we met in Israel,” Mr. Sharezky said. “We stand here together now after 65 years. Do you realize the magnitude of the miracle?”

Uh!

(via eretzyisrael)

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Matti Friedman on Media Bias Against Israel

Ever wonder why we hear so much about Israel and so little about other conflicts? Some of the stats in this report will SHOCK you.

Former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman, who penned an extensive expose on the mainstream media bias against Israel in Tablet Magazine, spoke on Sunday about the extent and effect of the failed coverage.

"There’s a disproportionate focus on Israel," he explained. "It’s objectively disproportional if you look at the staffing of big news organizations."

Asked what was the net result of the disproportionate staffing devoted to Israel-related coverage, Friedman offered that the net result “is an objectively disproportionate focus on a country that if you look at it with dispassionate eyes isn’t all that important beyond the emotional connection that some people feel with it” before pointing out that close to 200,000 people died in Syria in 2013, while only 42 died in Israel.

Friedman also noted that Jerusalem was safer than Portland, Oregon which is regarded as one of the safest places in the United States.

"The obsession with this (Arab-Israeli) conflict is an obsession which skews the way in which we see the world."

(Source: truthrevolt.org)

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The UN Human Rights Council gives legitimacy to murderous terrorist organizations such as Hamas and ISIS.

Instead of inquiring into Hamas’s attacks on Israeli civilians and its use of the residents of Gaza as human shields and instead of inquiring into the massacres that Assad is perpetrating against the Syrian people or that ISIS is perpetrating against the Kurds, the UN has decided to come and check Israel – the only democracy in the Middle East, a democracy which is acting legitimately to defend its citizens against murderous terrorism. The report of this committee has already been written.

The committee chairman has already decided that Hamas is not a terrorist organization; therefore, they have nothing to look for here. They should visit Damascus, Baghdad and Tripoli; they should go see ISIS, the Syrian army and Hamas – there they will find war crimes, not here.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (via eretzyisrael)

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Sticking It To George Galloway

A few days ago, George Galloway declared Bradford an Israel-free zone.

Industrious supporters of Israel responded in a variety of ways, ranging from ordering brochures to visiting Bradford.

This next group not only visited, but distributed Zionist Death Products.TM

What a bamba..ehh..bummer for Galloway.

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If you deny the Holocaust, you go to jail.
If you spread hatred and anti-semitism actively, you get elected as MP

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Flying Pig Alert: Canada’s Green Party President “Gets It” On Gaza

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If you hadn’t noticed, The Greens all over the world are vehemently anti-Israel.

Which makes this piece by Paul Estrin, President of the Green Party of Canada, quite stunning (hat tip: George).

Why Gaza makes me sad
25 July 2014 – 9:41pm

The history of the people who live in Gaza is…

Vow, a politician commits suicide publicly. By simply listing the known facts and asking the obvious questions

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