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Breaking: Shep Smith Goes Off On Congress Over AIG Debacle

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 18, 2009

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Fun is just not lasting long enough today.

Hat tip: Jax, a visitor to Avid Editor’s Insights, who commented on my post America Moves Towards Abandonment of Israel.

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Stewie Stone Catskills Comic Act

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 18, 2009

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A sure cure for the sadness of abandonment by the entire world — is some old fashioned Jewish schtick.

Okay, that may be overstating the remedial value of humor, but I found this video just before I found the dreadful headlines in the previous post, and dammit, I’m going to post it.

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THIS DAY March 18

Posted by Shiva on March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009: Puncak Jaya, Separatists attacked a security post in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, killing a government soldier, police said Sunday (15 March). The Free Papua Movement rebels opened fire Saturday (14 March) on the remote outpost in the hilly district of Puncak Jaya, said Papua police chief Bagus Ekodanto, who did not provide details of the incident. The official Antara news agency reported that the rebels shot to death an army private before setting a bridge on fire and fleeing. It was the latest in a series of violent incidents in Papua, which Indonesia took over from the Dutch in 1963.
On Friday (13 March), armed men fired on residents in a car, injuring three, while suspected rebels attacked a police post in Jan, stabbing a policeman’s wife. But Saturday’s attack was the first in years in which a government soldier was killed. The region, rich in natural resources but impoverished, lies 2,050 miles (3,300 kilometers) east of the capital Jakarta. It was brought under formal Indonesian rule in a stage-managed vote by 1,000 community leaders that was internationally dismissed as a sham. The small, poorly armed movement has been struggling for independence for decades

Members of the Free Papua Movement carry bows and arrows during a Morning Star independence flag-raising ceremony in the district of Paniai Timur in Papua

During World War II Netherlands East Indies (to become Indonesia) fell under Japanese Occupation and subsequently gained its independence during the Indonesian National Revolution from 1945 to 1950. Netherlands New Guinea (Western New Guinea), on the other hand, was only partially occupied by Japanese forces (along the north coast) and was not part of the Dutch-Indonesian agreement on Indonesian independence in December 1949. Its pre-war colonial relationship with the Netherlands was continued including the development of independent civil services and the election of a national New Guinea Council in January 1961 which was inaugurated in April 1961.

White House advisors McGeorge Bundy and Robert Komer from April 1961 lobbied US President John F. Kennedy to negotiate for Indonesia the trade of West New Guinea to Indonesian control; the resulting New York Agreement was drafted by Robert Kennedy and signed by the Netherlands, Indonesia and United Nations in August 1962.
Although the Netherlands had insisted the West New Guinea people be allowed Self-determination in accord with the United Nations charter and General Assembly Resolution 1514 (XV) which was to be called the “Act of Free Choice”; the New York Agreement instead provided a seven year delay and gave the United Nations no authority to supervise the act.

The legitimacy of this transfer was not recognized by the Papuan population, the majority of whom have continued civil disobedience by raising the West Papua Morning Star flag each year on the 1 December although this action is illegal under Indonesian law and may result in imprisonment of seven to twenty years if caught and handed over to the police for prosecution.
In October 1968 Mr Nicolaas Jouwe, member of the New Guinea Council and of the National Committee elected by the Council in 1962, lobbied the United Nations claiming 30,000 Indonesian troops and thousands of Indonesian civil servants were repressing the Papuan population. According to US Ambassador Galbraith the Indonesian Foreign Minister Adam Malik also believed the Indonesian military was the cause of problems in the territory and the number of troops should be reduced by at least one half.
Ambassador Galbraith further described the OPM to “represent an amorphous mass of anti-Indonesia sentiment” with “possibly 85 to 90 percent [of Papuans], are in sympathy with the Free Papua cause or at least intensely dislike Indonesians”.
Brigadier General Sarwo Edhie oversaw the design and conduct of the “Act of Free Choice” which took place from 14 July to 2 August 1969.
The United Nations representative Ambassador Oritiz Sanz arrived on 22 August 1968 and made repeated requests for to the Brigadier General for Indonesia to allow a one man one vote system (a process known as a referendum or plebiscite) but these requests were refused on terms that the New York Agreement did not specify that the general public be allowed to vote. One thousand and twenty five Papuans were selected from and instructed on the required procedure for the act. The resulting vote was unanimous for integration, but by many Papuans and representatives of foreign governments, claim the result was rigged by the Indonesian Government.
In response, Oom Nicolas Jouwe and two OPM commanders, Seth Jafeth Roemkorem and Jacob Hendrik Prai, planned to announce Papuan Independence in 1971. On 1 July 1971 Roemkorem and Prai declared a Republic of West Papua, and drafted a constitution.
Conflicts over strategy between Roemkorem and Prai soon initiated a split of the OPM into two factions; the PEMKA lead by Prai, and TPN lead by Roemkorem. This greatly weakened OPM’s ability as a centralized combat force. It remains widely used, however, invoked by both contemporary fighters and domestic and expatriate political activists.In 1982 a OPM Revolutionary Council (OPMRC) was established, and under the chairmanship of Moses Werror the OPMRC has sought independence through an International Diplomacy campaign. OPMRC aims to obtain international recognition for West Papuan independence through international forums such as the United Nations, The Non-Aligned Movement of Nations, The South Pacific Forum, and The Association of South East Asian Nations.
In 1984 OPM staged an attack on Jayapura, the provincial capital and a city dominated by non-Melanesian Indonesians. The attack was quickly repelled by the Indonesian military, who followed it with broader counter-insurgency activity. This triggered an exodus of Papuan refugees, apparently supported by the OPM, into camps across the border in Papua New Guinea.In the mid-1990s, the organization gained renewed prominence and greater support among indigenous Papuans. This was fueled in large part by anger over the actions of the gold mining corporation Freeport-McMoRan, which is accused of environmental damage and of supporting alleged human rights abuses by the Indonesian military. In separate incidents in January and August 1996, OPM captured European and Indonesian hostages; first from a research group and later from a logging camp. Two hostages from the former group were killed and the rest were released.
In July 1998 the OPM raised their independence flag at the Kota Biak water tower on the island of Biak. They stayed there for the following few days before the Indonesian Military broke the group up using force.

Reports of a massacre have since surfaced.

From a speech by Theys Eluay in 1998…
“The truth is that we have never been part of Indonesia, so
we aren’t leaving. The truth is that Indonesia attached
itself to the Papuan people like a parasite.
If we are to advance our struggle towards gaining our
independence, we need to pursue it within the corridor of
peace and love.”From a speech by Theys Eluay in 2001, just before he was assassinated…
“Our flag hasn’t flown for so many years.
We’re in the midst of an evil nation.
In the mouth of a tiger. But it’s God’s will.
Our prayers that the flag will fly will be answered.
I’m prepared to go to my grave, but the flag will fly. It will fly.
That’s perfectly natural for me. I don’t mind. It’s in God’s hands.
But we will not be under the Indonesians.”

“The crimes committed against the people of West Papua
are some of the most shameful of the past years. The
Western powers have much to answer for, and at the very
least should use their ample means to bring about the
withdrawal of the occupying Indonesian army and
termination of the shameful exploitation of resources and
destruction of the environment and the lives and societies
of the people of West Papua, who have suffered far too
much.”
Professor Noam Chomsky
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America Moves Towards Abandonment of Israel

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 18, 2009

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That headline certainly took me from my Schijveschuurder high. Here I was, thrilled that the terror victims in Israel were banding together and maybe even getting some results, some respect for all their tremendous suffering.

And that’s still really good, very important.

But this latest Arutz Sheva report by the INN staff is causing no small amount of dismay.

“In an interview on Israel National Radio’s Weekend Edition with host Tamar Yonah, Hagman said.’The Obama administration is no friend to Israel, is no friend to the Jews in America and is no friend to democracy or freedom in America. Just by his very appointments, we can see him filling positions of power with people who are anti-Semitic, who want to see Israel essentially dissolved as a nation, if not by diplomacy, then certainly by war.'”

Sounds like an important interview. I’m going to go have a listen.

Ellie Katz

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The Forgotten People

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 18, 2009

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Disclaimer from Elya & Ellie Katz: While this video has an important message to send where antisemitism is concerned, we hesitated to put it up. At the risk of offending some very kind and well meaning people, we must state our convictions on the matter of “Messianic Judaism” if only because the connections between this song and that particular movement are made abundantly clear.

We can’t endorse the religious views  of “Galilee of the Nations” , which most likely finances the production and marketing of this song video. While we recognize the overall goodness of most people within so-called “Messianic Judaism” , the term and ultimate aims of this religious movement are particularly disturbing to us both. We consider it a religious movement that blurs the distinctions between the Jewish people and the nations, and which co-opts Jewish culture, religious and otherwise. This in turn misguides the vulnerable and the young among us, ultimately causing spiritual destruction to the Jewish people.

We are supposed to remain a distinct people. This is a hard teaching, and not easy to understand. It is simply a large part of the missionHKB”H has given us. We don’t always understand or like it either.

This central theme of Judaism is not racism, though it is certainly exclusive. There are many things in life that are necessarily exclusive if they are to exist at all. Judaism’s exclusivity one of deed, lifestyle and religious convictions. It is not borne out of some misguided noti0n of entitlement or superiority.

Anyone of any race or background can convert to Judaism if they truly believe they are supposed to live an authentically Jewish life for the rest of their days, and commit themselves in good faith to doing so. It is not something to take on lightly either. As is noted in this song and in history, to be Jewish is to risk the deadly wrath of many people, approximately once in each generation.

One doesn’t become Jewish because Yiddish jokes are funny and the food is tasty…

Having said that, the sentiments expressed in this video are greatly appreciated. The universalist nature of the jihadist threat should be noted. The Jewish people are the canaries in the mine shaft.

On a lighter note, who chose the title for this video??? Would that we were forgotten. I’d say we’re “overly attended to” in a peculiarly frightful fashion.

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The Forgotten Refugees Part 1 – The David Project

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 18, 2009

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Two Squeaky Wheels: The Schijveschuurder Brothers

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 18, 2009

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Has Machon Wiesenthal Eretz Yisrael (The Wiesenthal Eretz Yisrael Institute) gotten the attention of the current Israeli government? It’s about time someone did.

Olmert’s ‘Final Offer’ Draws Line at ‘Mega Murderers’ by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

“Hamas issued a statement blaming Israel for changing the list of terrorists at the last minute and breaking up the chances for an agreement.

“…the status of four of them is not clear. They are among terrorists whose release was denied by the government, according to the Voice of Israel report.

They include… Abdullah al-Barghouti a native of Kuwait, who is serving 67 life terms in jail for attacks that murdered 66 Israelis and wounded hundreds of others, including those in the attack on Jerusalem cafes, including the Sbarro Pizzeria.

Gov’t Considers Chopping Down on Terrorists’ Rights – by Hillel Fendel

“The decision to consider downgrading the terrorists’ conditions was made in light of the failure to conclude a deal for the release of Shalit in exchange for up to 1,400 imprisoned Palestinian terrorists.

“Should we give into everything they demand? Do we need to release 1,000 murderers and cause more bereaved families? A government must behave responsibly towards the entire country.”

Machon Wiesenthal Eretz Yisrael was started by brothers Shmuel and Attorney Meir Schijveschuurder, members of the bereaved Schiveschuurder family, who lost 5 members of their family in the Sbarro Pizzeria bombing in 2001.

Full article on Machon Wiesenthal Eretz Yisrael at Yeshiva World News. Quotes below summarize their aim.

“We have a profile on most of the murderers, including information pertaining to their families,” explains Meir.

“We have no complaints against the government of Israel but as soon as the government has decided to stop punishing the terrorists, we must take over. The terrorists will be better off remaining in prison with all the conditions they receive.”

“Members of the organization explain they will act towards every terrorist in accordance to the law of the land in which he/she is found. ‘If we get to Germany or Holland, we will turn to the local courts.'”

People of good will, who want to put terrorists where they belong, should consider contributing to this worthy organization. To contribute to an organization such as this is more worthy than contributing to Magen David Adom. An ambulance service takes care of the aftermath of a bloody disaster. This organization seeks to prevent the bloody disaster from ever occurring.

For information on how to contribute to  Machon Wiesenthal Eretz Yisrael go to Yeshiva World News.

A Telegraph.co.uk article, written by Ohad Gozani shortly after the Sbarro massacre states: “Mordechai’s sister, Elisheva Schijveschuurder, said: “Leah’s grandmother was in three Nazi camps in the war and now this has happened to her family…This is what Hitler did before. Now it’s Arafat.”

The 16th Victim; Shoshana Greenberg's unborn baby. This was Shoshana 1st baby. She was an only child.

The 16th Victim; Shoshana Greenbaum's unborn baby. This was Shoshana's 1st baby. She was an only child.

Are You Stupid? by Paula R. Stern

“How many deaths does it take to understand that Hamas is a terrorist organization? What ages must their victims be, what sex, what nationality?”

History of Hamas Murderous Attacks by Hillel Fendel

“Though it is also involved in social and welfare programs, the organization is devoted chiefly to the obliteration of Israel. Its charter states, “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”

JPost Report shortly after Sbarro Pizzeria bombing

“…Initially, Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the blast and named the terrorist as Hussein Omar Abu Nasseh, 23, in faxes it sent to news agencies.

But later in the evening, in what security officials believe is more likely, Hamas took credit and named the bomber as Izzadin Masri, 23, prompting some speculation that one of the two may be at large.”

We Should Not Forget – Memorial Site to the Victims of Terror

What They Say vs. What They Do by David Bogner of blog Treppenwitz

“Ignore everything they say and pay attention only to what they do”

Bogner reported: “Case in point is today’s announcement of the recipients of the P.A.’s highest medal; ‘The Al Kuds Mark of Honor’.  One would think that this august award, which is given at the sole discretion of the P.A. President, would go to one of the moderate leaders of the P.A. negotiating team or to some poet or national icon who has worked tirelessly for the peaceful achievement of Palestinian Statehood.

But one would be wrong.

Instead, ‘The Al Kuds Mark of Honor’, was bestowed upon the following worthy individuals:

A Hamas terrorist currently serving a life sentence for driving the suicide bomber who blew himself up in the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, killing at least half a dozen people, including an entire family.

The female terrorist who seduced Israeli teenager Ophir Rahum over the Internet and then lured him to Ramallah where he was murdered by her co-conspirators.

Again, can there be any doubt as to the P.A.’s true intentions if these are the models they hold up to their people as paradigms of exemplary civic behavior and praiseworthy contributors to the cause of Palestinian nationalism?”

Jewcy’s Noah Pollack on Ahlam Tamimi. “Tamimi, who at the time of the attack was a 20-year-old part-time university student from Ramallah, and the bomber, a 22-year-old son of affluent West Bank parents, were members of Hamas. The planning and reconnaissance for the attack were carried out also by Tamimi, and on the day of the attack Tamimi and her accomplice dressed as westerners and spoke English in order to pass through the checkpoints between Arab East Jerusalem and Jewish West Jerusalem.”

Tamimi quote: “I’m not sorry for what I did. I will get out of prison and I refuse to recognize Israel’s existence. Discussions will only take place after Israel recognizes that this is Islamic land.” Tamimi received 16 consecutive life sentences for her role in the Sbarro massacre.

Ynet Article on Tamimi by Raanan Ben-Zur

The Malki Foundation –  many important links on the Sbarro Pizzeria Massacre

For Americans who think they are safe from the likes of Hamas, Fatah and Hezbollah, I urge you to visit my Jihadi page. Watch the demonstrations against Israel and in favor of Hamas from around the world, and in the United States. Then watch Homegrown Jihad. After than, take a good, long look at the map, Islamic Terrorist Network in America.

And this isn't even the most updated version....

Not so secure feeling is it?

Israel is the test case for terrorism. The jihadis hate the Jewish people the most, so naturally, they will attack large concentrations of Jews first. But make no mistake, the jihadis have no intention of stopping with us. They hate anyone who will not submit to their brand of Islam; Jew, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, atheist, polytheist, and moderate Muslims. These people make the Manson family look sane.

Whatever works in Israel, the jihadis will import to the rest of the world, particularly Western nations, at some point in the future. Europe is so far down the road, that Geert Wilders says there is almost no time left. One reason I also have a Geert Wilders page.

Do some research. Then do something. A donation to Machon Wiesenthal Eretz Yisrael is a good way to begin. Your children and grandchildren will thank you for helping to preserve their lives and their freedom.

Al-Najah University Exhibition of Sbarro Pizzeria Bombing

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