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AFP’s Biased Article of the Day

Posted by avideditor on March 27, 2008

AFP’s Biased Article of the Day: “

Just the first paragraph tells you all you need to know:

JERUSALEM (AFP) — Amin al-Siyam says he is awakened nearly every night by the sound of Jewish settlers tunneling under his east Jerusalem house towards the Old City’s deeply sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Settlers are digging tunnels, willy-nilly, under the Old City? Only at night? Are they building apartments to live in?

Well, later in the article, if you parse it correctly, you can see that it is the Israel Antiquities Authority who are unearthing a 2000-year old tunnel, not ‘settlers:’

The Silwan project has aroused similar suspicions, in part because people are not allowed to see the tunnel, but primarily because the work is being funded by the Ir David Foundation, an Israeli settler group.

Here are the aims of Ir David:

The Ir David Foundation is committed to continuing King David’s legacy and strengthening Israel’s current and historic connection to Jerusalem through four key initiatives: archaeological excavation, tourism development, residential revitalization and educational programming.

To dismiss that all into just calling it ‘a settler group’ is more than dishonest – it reeks of bias.

Meir Margalit, a spokesman for the Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions, says ‘the problem is not the archaeological digging, it is the agenda of the people who are behind the digging.’He and other Israeli activists fear that sensitive projects like Silwan, if left in the hands of right-wing groups, could one day be used to detonate the Middle East peace process.

‘For a long time this has been a problematic issue, but now it is a dangerous issue,’ Margalit says.

Quoting someone from the ICAHD to talk about archaeology only proves that the main people with an agenda are those opposed to associating anything Jewish with Jerusalem. Similarly:

Yoni Mizrachi, an Israeli archaeologist critical of Ir David, says IAA reliance on it for funding ties them to its agenda.’They need the money, and they are not just doing this for the benefit of archaeology,’ Mizrachi says. ‘It’s one of the few sites operated by private organisations and it is the only one run by a right-wing organisation.’

So to these critics, the existence of Jewish archaeological treasures are better not found at all, rather than being funded by ‘right wing’ organizations. There’s commitment to science and knowledge for you.

But perhaps the most dishonest part of this entire article is the picture used to illustrate it. Captioned ‘File photo shows a trench being dug as part of an archaeological dig in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound,’ it is simple a lie. No archaeological digs have taken place in the ‘Al Aqsa mosque compound’ since before 1948. It in fact shows a trench that was not being dug by archaeologists but by the Wakf on the Temple Mount – with backhoes! – which destroyed untold numbers of priceless treasures. Every criticism that the article levels against the Jews digging to unearth history is refuted by that episode – the IAA didn’t stop the illegal Muslim dig proving that if it has any bias it is against Jewish sensibilities; and the Temple Mount is infinitely more politically and religiously sensitive than Ir David/Silwan.

Giving money to real archaeologists to do their job seems much less problematic than having them stand by and allow the wholesale desecration of the world’s most sensitive real estate.

This article shows that the AFP has no interest in truth or accuracy – it simply parrots anti-Jewish positions without any real reporting.

(cross-posted at Elder of Ziyon)

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Palestinian Infanticide-EVEN ANIMALS PROTECT THEIR BABIES

Posted by avideditor on March 27, 2008

Palestinian Infanticide-EVEN ANIMALS PROTECT THEIR BABIES: “When a country goes to war with another one of the motivations behind engaging in conflict is to protect the lives and lifestyles of children and future generations. It is also a supreme motivation for making peace. As Condoleezza Rice travels to the Middle East for another round of hopeless negotiations, the issue she should be finding a solution for is, ‘How do you make peace with people who INTENTIONALLY put their children in the line of fire?‘ Using women and children as human shields is a favored tactic of the Palestinian terrorists, that puts them BELOW the level of animals. After all most Animals protect their babies. the Palestinians try to kill theirs:

Palestinian Infanticide

By Frimet Roth FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, March 27, 2008 The welfare of Palestinian children has always stood at the center of the Middle East conflict. Whether in debates, in photographs or in casualty figures they are the substance of the local news.In the early days of the Second Intifada, Israeli Brigadier General Benjamin Gantz (now Israel’s military attache in the US) appeared on the popular American television program, Sixty Minutes, hosted by Bob Simon, in a segment entitled ‘To Be Continued…’Predictably, the discussion turned to Palestinian children. With candor and prescience rarely encountered nowadays, Gantz tackled the issue head on. He asserted that Palestinians often deliberately place their children at the front lines of the clashes where they are killed, adding: ‘When they are sending their kids forward and they are firing at us and then the kids are in the killing zone so unfortunately, really unfortunately, those things happen.’Simon seemed aghast and asked: ‘Do you really think that the Palestinians are actually pushing their kids to the front line?’Gantz affirmed this.Simon, incredulous, pressed on: ‘With the objective of creating casualties?’Gantz did not budge: ‘That’s right, sir. I’m sure that they are trying to get the world to see that Israel is a terrible, cruel people and cruel army and that’s really what they want to do.’By now, Simon seemed apoplectic: ‘Is this something that you can really imagine? That there are people who would do that, who would get their, their kids killed or wounded to make good television?’When Gantz said yes, Simon concluded: ‘In other words, the Palestinians are really different from Israelis in that respect?’Gantz: ‘Unfortunately.’For those mired in this awful ongoing war, his words could not ring truer.To us, it is obvious that people who not only allow their children to chill out beside missile launchers, but who actually send them to die fighting, are not loving. In fact they do not fit any definition of ‘parent’ that we can find.People in the West may find this difficult to digest. Such conduct is considered child abuse in their societies. It is aberrant, criminal and punishable.Moreover, they hear the incessant harangue of Palestinian spokesmen insisting they love and protect their children just the way Western parents do theirs. No Israeli army officer, not even Gantz, is going to convince them otherwise.But perhaps Hamas MP, Fathi Hammad, could do the job. A speech he gave on February 29, 2008 and broadcast on the Al Aqsa television channel, is currently circulating on the Internet with English subtitles (see movie clip above)’We Used Women and Children as Human Shields’). It is compelling footage.’For the Palestinian people’, Hammad boasts in Arabic, ‘death has become an industry at which women excel and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this and so do the mujahideen and the children.’Hammad then confirms everything that Bob Simon found inconceivable:’This is why they [the Palestinian people] have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly and the mujahideen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine.’The Palestinians are careful to only utter these truths in Arabic and amongst themselves. Such revelations are never intended for wider consumption. Non-Muslims are only exposed to hand-picked, English speaking, articulate representatives, such as Dr. Hanan Ashrawi.She was entrusted with the rebuttal of Gantz’ allegations that day on Sixty Minutes, and did so with aplomb.’To me this is the essence, the epitome, of racism’, she railed indignantly. ‘They’re telling us we are – we have no feelings for our children? We’re not parents? We’re not mothers or fathers? This is just incredible.’Indeed it is. But we in the Middle East learned long ago that reality can be incredible. The staging of 12 year old Mohammed Al-Durah’s shooting in October, 2000, which at first seemed ridiculously far-fetched has been almost definitively proven true.That segment of 60 Minutes was entitled ‘To Be Continued…’ because that was the caption on posters distributed across the Arab world depicting the final moments in the life of the allegedly slain 12-year old Al-Durah.Hammad’s speech demonstrates that Al-Durah was but one of many children sacrificed on the alter of the Second and extant Intifada by their own people.It is high time that the West accepts that its attitudes toward parenting are not universal. Child sacrifices are still exalted in certain cultures today just as they were in ancient times.Haddad summed it up thus: ‘It’s as if [we] were saying to the Zionist enemy: We desire death like you desire life.’I wonder how Dr. Ashrawi would respond to her comrade Haddad. After all, on 60 Minutes, she balked at being forced to ‘sink to the level of …proving I’m human.’ and noted that ‘Even animals have feelings for their children.’Both she and Haddad were spot on. We Israelis do desire life, but more than anything, we desire our children’s lives. We live for our children and we grieve interminably when they are murdered. And, yes, Dr. Ashrawi, animals do have more feelings for their children than the people who use their children as weapons do.

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Fitna the Movie: Geert Wilders’ film about the Quran (English)

Posted by avideditor on March 27, 2008

I think this is it. Even if it is not it is a great movie. I backed up a copy so please leave a comment to tell me if it is down. I will re-upload it. Enjoy.  Here are some Mohammed cartoons for when you finish watching the movie.  By the way I am working on a sequel to Fitna so leave your ideas and links to good video I should use as comments. 

Update: It looks like live leak took down the move here is the you tube version. I have it downloaded I will upload it some place else if it goes down again.    

UPDATE 2: I think Islam: What the West needs to know is better.  Click the title to watch the movie on my blog.   

 

I think that Fitna was really tame and I think he did it for a reason to appeal to the liberals. Notice how he pointed out the treatment of women and gays. I think the movie is a trap for Islam because they are going to cause violence and protest over him standing up for the rights of people that have been persecuted in the past.

 

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More demands from Islam

Posted by avideditor on March 27, 2008

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