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Obama era: Disgusting, Degenerate US Consulate: American

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

Obama era: Disgusting, Degenerate US Consulate: American: “

Obama era: Disgusting, Degenerate US Consulate: American Diplomatic Vehicle Tries to Run Over Checkpoint Guard, Lewd and Obscene Gestures at Female Guards

I agree with Pamela on this story. This is a manifestation of the Obama-era Zeitgeist:

I do not recognize this country. I do not recognize the marxist legislation to nationalize healthcare and I do not recognize America on the world stage. These are the acts of ……….. wild animals. America never behaved is such a way. Ever.

This latest report is so disturbing because of what it represents. Who are these degenerates? How can they officially represent my country? These are low lives. We are going down so far, so fast. I am ashamed of America.

Who behaves this way in an official capacity? Who treats Israel this way? Who treats women this way? Were these Muslims?

Israel: U.S. Consulate Car Tried to Run Over Checkpoint Guard

An American diplomatic vehicle allegedly tried to run over an Israeli security guard at a border checkpoint in Israel last month, setting off a diplomatic scuffle that is straining relations between the two nations, the Jerusalem Post reported.

In an episode that was reportedly caught on tape, a five-car U.S. convoy was stopped at the Gilboa border crossing in the northern West Bank on Nov. 13 but refused to identify themselves or open any windows or doors for inspection by Israeli security.

What followed, according to the Post, was recorded in an official report that has kicked up a diplomatic dust storm in Israel.

Drivers in the American convoy blocked the crossing, the report says, tried running over a Defense Ministry security guard and made indecent gestures at female guards, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The incident led to a testy meeting five days later, when U.S. and Israeli officials met in Jerusalem to discuss the case and at least one other involving a Palestinian woman who was found in a U.S. diplomatic car without appropriate documentation.

The U.S. response, the Post norted, further angered Israeli officials: the chief regional security officer reportedly told his Israeli counterparts that ‘simple guards’ had no authority to inspect senior diplomats.

The alleged incident apparently occurred just two days after the border crossing was opened to vehicular traffic, according to information from the Israeli Defense Ministry.

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John Bolton is the greatest

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

HT The Great LOPKI

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One of Bibi’s victims Bibi is causing terror by giving into Obama demands

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

One of Bibi’s victims: “by Lurker

A painfully sad story:

In 2001, Esther David’s son was severely wounded in a Arab terrorist attack.

In 2003 (on her birthday), her husband was murdered by Arab terrorists.

Shortly afterward, another son, who had Down Syndrome, died of a heart attack.

Eight months later, Heftziba went bankrupt after she paid them 700,000 for an apartment they were going to build.

This year, she finally had enough money to try building a home again, so once again, she paid the contractor. But as soon as the foundation was laid — Netanyahu froze her home’s construction (she lives in Ma’ale Adumim).

Read her story here.

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Xmas in Eurabia

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

Christmas in Eurabia: “

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From Switzerland comes this contemporary political statement that is also an intimation of future Eurabian Christmases (thanks to Islam In Europe).

(Via .)

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Delusional extreme left wing group J Street cries anti-semitism when they ARE the anti-semites

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

Is opposing J Street anti-Semitic?: During a visit to Jerusalem this past week, President Obumbler’s head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism blasted Michael Oren’s remarks about the pro-Israel, pro-‘peace’ J-Street lobby as ‘unfortunate.’
In an interview with Haaretz in Jerusalem, where Rosenthal was the administration’s envoy to the Foreign Ministry’s Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, Rosenthal, who once served on J street’s board of directors, said she opposes blurring the lines between anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel.

“It is not 1939,” she said. “We have the state of Israel. We have laws in countries that are holding people accountable.”
Really? Which laws? In what countries? Surely not in Sweden, for example.
While the U.S. administration embraced J Street, which lends its unqualified support to U.S. President Barack Obama, the Israeli government turned a cold shoulder to the group. Obama’s national security adviser, General James Jones, gave the keynote speech at the conference, while Israel sent a low-level official, claiming that J Street works against Israel’s interests.

Rosenthal, who also served on the board of directors of left-wing group Americans for Peace Now, said she believed Oren “would have learned a lot” if he had participated in J Street’s conference.

“I came away realizing what a generational divide there is and I don’t know how it is in Israel. Young people want to be part of the discussion, they feel they have fresh ideas and they feel that we have to end the stalemate,” she said.

Rosenthal strongly believes that new and different voices need to be heard regarding Israel in the American Jewish community.

“We need to have as many people coming together to try and put an end to this crisis, the matzav [situation] can not continue – it’s unacceptable and that’s why I always paid my membership to AIPAC, but I have always paid my membership to Americans for Peace Now – because they all need to be supported and they all need to be at the table.”

“We may disagree on different paths to get there – but we need to at least admit that peace is the goal and security is the goal,” she said.
The situation here may not be acceptable but the reality here is that it’s not coming to an end anytime soon either. The ‘Palestinians’ want to obliterate us from the face of the earth. Peaceniks like Rosenthal don’t get that.

Ironically, as you may recall, Michael Oren favors unilateral withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, which puts him far closer to the Obama administration’s views than about 96% of Israel’s Jews. But even Oren understands that opposing sanctions on Iran is over the line. Rosenthal – and her boss in the White House – apparently do not.

Rosenthal’s remarks lead to the conclusion that while opposing Israel is not anti-Semitic, opposing J Street is, because it ostensibly excludes some Jews from the public political debate on Israel. She doesn’t address the double standard that J Street poses by excluding all opposing viewpoints from its events. Whatever, there are some viewpoints that are so repulsive that we should not be obligated to hear them.

Martin Luther King believed that in this day and age, non-Jews who oppose Israel do so out of anti-Semitism, and indeed, one look at the signs at any anti-Israel rally in Europe or the US ought to be enough to convince anyone with an open mind that the protesters are motivated by anti-Semitism and not ‘just’ by anti-Zionism. On the other hand, for Israelis and their true supporters, opposing and discrediting the Saudi-funded J Street, which does not take Israel’s existence for granted, and which is uncomfortable with calling itself pro-Israel, is a sine qua non. Not to mention that many of J Street’s ‘Jewish’ supporters may not be halachically Jewish anyway.

No wonder so much of the American Jewish community opposed Rosenthal’s appointment. Her views are way out of the Jewish mainstream.

Read the whole thing.

Rosenthal was slammed by Jewish leaders across the board for her remarks – even by leaders who support Obama.
“I was surprised to see an official of the American government commenting on the positions taken by Ambassador Oren,” said Alan Solow, who is a long-time supporter of US President Barack Obama, is considered close to the administration, and is the chairman of the New York-based Conference of Presidents.

Rosenthal’s comments “go beyond her responsibilities,” he said, and reflected only her “personal feelings.”

“I’ve had any number of conversations with people in the administration who interact regularly with Ambassador Oren, and they have spoken very highly of him. The comments are especially inappropriate given the fact that the administration is actively involved in trying to advance the peace process and its relationship with Israel on a variety of fronts,” he added.

Josh Block, a spokesman for AIPAC, the largest Israel advocacy group in Washington, said “AIPAC totally agrees with the sentiment expressed by Alan Solow and the Conference of Presidents, and those views are widely held by members of the Conference.”

A senior Jewish official in Washington who asked to remain anonymous called the Rosenthal interview, published in Haaretz on Thursday, “a very troubling occurrence. I can’t recall a circumstance in which an American diplomat criticized an ambassador of any country in such a significant way.”

The official said news reports that Jewish leaders are calling the White House to protest the interview “are accurate.”

Another senior Jewish official who asked not to be named called her comments “unfair to [Oren].”
Something tells me she won’t keep her mouth shut the next time either.

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Obama’s top 10 foreign policy blunders

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

Obama’s top 10 foreign policy blunders: In London’s Daily Telegraph, Niles Gardner gives a list of President Obumbler’s top 10 foreign policy blunders (Hat Tip: John Hinderaker).
1. Surrendering to Russia over missile defence.
2. Appeasing the mullahs of Iran.
3. Ending the war on terror.
4. Announcing a surge while declaring an exit.
5. Apologizing to France for America’s “arrogance.”
6. Giving DVDs to the British Prime Minister.
7. Siding with Marxists in Honduras.
8. Bowing to emperors and kings.
9. Embracing genocidal killers in Sudan.
10. Throwing Churchill out of the White House.
I can’t believe pushing for a ‘total settlement freeze’ in Judea, Samaria and ‘east’ Jerusalem didn’t even make the list.

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They do such a great job of governing themselves 77% of Gaza women subjected to violence

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

77% of Gaza women subjected to violence: “A new study by the Palestine Women’s Information and Media Center is saying that some 77.1% of Gaza women are subjected to violence.

The abstract is published only in Arabic so far, and the full survey results are not out yet. I do not know the definitions of the terms ‘verbal violence’ and ‘psychological violence.’

67% of women are subject to verbal violence
71% to psychological violence
52% to physical violence
15% to sexual violence
45% to more than one form of violence

If you combine the victims of physical and sexual violence, we see that more than half of Gaza women are physically abused or sexually assaulted, and perhaps as many as two-thirds.

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F U Carter. Take back your lies. CAMERA’s Dec. 23 letter to President Carter

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

CAMERA’s Dec. 23 letter to President Carter follows:: “Dear President Carter:

We at CAMERA have been outspoken in our criticism of the many factual errors and distortions about Israel in your book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, as well as in various Op-Eds and media appearances. We’ve been greatly concerned that false allegations you’ve made damage Israel, promoting misunderstanding, enmity and prejudice against that nation and its people. It is against this backdrop that we sincerely welcome your recent letter to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in which you ask forgiveness from the Jewish community for statements that may have stigmatized Israel. As you may know, in Judaism the process of repentance also entails action to reverse any harm caused.

In this spirit, we urge you to join your promising words with concrete actions to redress troubling false statements you have made only recently about the Jewish state. In a Nov. 6, 2009 Op-Ed in the International Herald Tribune entitled ‘Goldstone and Gaza’ you made false and exaggerated charges concerning the UN’s Goldstone report on the Gaza conflict. You referred erroneously to the ‘destruction’ of 40,000 homes in Gaza and claimed ‘several hundred thousand homeless people suffered through last winter.’ You refer to the ‘destruction of hospitals’ and claim the Gaza Strip is ‘surrounded by an impenetrable wall.’ You claim ‘the Goldstone committee examined closely the cause of deaths of 1,387 Palestinians who perished. . . ‘

All these statements are factually false and contribute to inflaming negative perceptions of Israel. Efforts to redress the errors via communication with IHT editors failed with their saying you have refused to correct the false statements.

We do hope you’ll set the record straight and affirm your commitment to undo any wrongful stigmatizing of Israel. Below is the factual detail corroborating our concerns about the errors made:
• Israel did not destroy 40,000 Palestinian homes.
Al Mazen Center for Human Rights, a pro-Palestinian NGO, recently issued a report called ‘Cast Lead Offensive in Numbers’ in which it found that 2,632 houses were destroyed beyond repair and 8,522 were assessed as repairable. The latest UN figures are 3,600 homes beyond repair and 2,700 homes that sustained major damages. The Goldstone Report provides additional sources including the Palestinian NGO, Al-Dameer-Gaza, that cites 2,011 civilian and cultural premises as destroyed, of which 1,404 were houses that were completely demolished and 453 partially destroyed or damaged. Even the Arab League’s report on Cast Lead states: ‘Over 3,000 homes were destroyed and over 11,000 damaged.’ There is no credible report that comes near your charges.

•There was no ‘destruction of hospitals.’
Along with the World Health Organization and the Arab League, other international and Palestinian sources confirm that while there were hospitals damaged in the Gaza Strip, none were destroyed. The January 22-23 report by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that four days after the cease-fire, hospitals were running at full capacity to treat the wounded. The report states:

Hospitals continue to function at full capacity as many injured patients remain hospitalized, with the result that hospitals have been unable to resume regular services such as elective surgery. Post-surgical physiotherapy is provided in Shifa hospital. Most repair work to the Al Quds Hospital in Gaza City, which was shelled on 15 January, has been completed and the facility is now functioning again.
• ‘Several hundred thousand’ people were not made homeless, spending the winter in tents and caves and under plastic sheets.
A January 21-27, 2009 report by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, issued just days after the end of the Gaza fighting found that ‘Tens of thousands of Gazans remain homeless, with most staying with relatives or other host families.’ A Jan. 16-20, 2009 report, also by OCHA, stated: ‘As of late 20 January, 18,035 people remained in 30 shelters, down from 29,421 people on 19 January.’ Thus, the U.N.’s figure for those displaced last winter is one-tenth or less of the number you posit. Of those displaced, most stayed with relatives and not in tents, caves or plastic sheets.

• Gaza is not ‘surrounded by an impenetrable wall.’
While a concrete and steel wall does separate Gaza from Egypt, a fence made of metal wire, posts and sensors separates Israel from the Gaza Strip. The fence has been penetrated many times, including when Palestinian gunmen crossed into Israel and kidnapped Israeli Cpl. Gilad Shalit and killed two of his comrades.
• The Goldstone Report did not examine ‘closely the cause of deaths of 1,387 Palestinians.’
The report identified by name only a small fraction of the1,387 reported fatalities, and certainly did not ‘closely’ examine the ’cause of deaths’ of that total.

Again, we hope your conciliatory words are indicative of a true change of heart in which Israel is no longer subjected to unwarranted and false criticism. We urge you to take the concrete step of correcting the wrong and distorted statements about Israel in your recent column in the IHT.

Thank you for considering this request and, perhaps, setting the stage for a new beginning.

Andrea Levin

Executive Director, CAMERA

(Via .)

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Obamas failed policy is ruining the economy. The Stimulus Chart

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

The jihadis want America to be week so we can not destroy them. It looks like 0 is destroying the US economy weather it is intentional or not. He is doing the work of or enemies.

The Stimulus Chart: “

[Guest post by DRJ]

Just in time for New Year’s, geoff at Innocent Bystanders has ‘productivized’ his famous Stimulus Chart:

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NOTE: I don’t have any financial interest in the linked website or in the sale of these products, but I like the chart.

– DRJ

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Obama Kills another Jew in Israel Today. His policlies are clearly linked to the death

Posted by avideditor on December 25, 2009

No Responsibility: “

IDF officer: Israel recently removed road block from site of fatal attack

Last week, Israel removed a West Bank road block on the very road where 40-year-old Meir Hai was killed in a shooting attack Thursday afternoon, so said an Israel Defense Forces officer who preferred to remain nameless.

The roadblock, known as the barrels road block, the officer said, monitored the traffic around Nablus in the direction of Tul Karm. The perpetrators of Thursday’s attack, apparently fled through the point where this roadblock used to be, the officer explained.

I wrote about responsibility before (here).

We warned the IDF that terror would return if facilitated and that the US pressure to lessen our security for the sake of Arabs is wrong.

Oh, and as AP reported in the NYTimes:

An Israeli man was shot to death in the West Bank on Thursday. A little-known militant group identifying itself as a faction of the Fatah movement of the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, claimed responsibility for the attack, in an e-mail message to journalists. Israel Radio identified the victim as a 45-year-old resident of a nearby Israeli settlement. Christmas celebrations proceeded without incident in Bethlehem.

The full report it seems:

Gunmen kill Israeli in West Bank shooting attack
By TIA GOLDENBERG
The Associated Press
Thursday, December 24, 2009; 5:15 PM

JERUSALEM — Gunmen killed an Israeli man in a shooting attack in the West Bank on Thursday as local attention was focused on Christmas celebrations in nearby Bethlehem.

A Palestinian group took responsibility for the killing.

The man, a resident of a Jewish settlement nearby, was in his 40s and was a father of seven, said Col. Avi Gil, the Israeli military commander in the area. Gil said the military had lifted restrictions on Palestinian movement in the area and that the perpetrators of the attack took advantage of that.

Shooting attacks were once commonplace on routes around the West Bank but have now become rare. Thursday’s incident was one of only a handful to take place this year.

The Israeli military has kept many West Bank roads off-limits to Palestinian drivers in restrictions imposed after similar attacks against Israelis, but those restrictions have been gradually loosened and some checkpoints removed as violence in the West Bank has subsided.

A little-known Palestinian militant group identifying itself as a faction of President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement claimed responsibility for the attack in an e-mail sent to journalists.

The quiet in the West Bank in recent years has been due both to action by Israel’s military against armed Palestinian groups and to the increasing control of security forces loyal to Abbas’ Western-backed government.

The relative quiet allowed holiday celebrations to go ahead without incident Thursday in Bethlehem, where thousands of locals and visitors thronged the square outside Jesus’ traditional birthplace.

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Part of the Tragedy is That No One is Surprised…

Posted by Glezele Vayne on December 25, 2009

BS”D

‘Look in the Eyes of Meir’s Widow Elisheva and the 7 Orphans!’

by Gil Ronen of Arutz Sheva

Excerpts:

“…removing checkpoints and redirecting the IDF to fighting settlers instead of fighting terror, would lead to terror attacks and murders,…Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu….Minister of Defense Ehud Barak …‘look in the eyes of the widow Elisheva and the seven orphans, because they cannot say ‘our hands did not spill this blood…’

“Meir Avshalom Chai left the community of Einav at 4:30 PM Thursday and drove toward his home in Shavei Shomron. Terrorists in a car that overtook him opened heavy fire at him. Ten bullets hit Meir in the head. He was mortally wounded and died a few minutes later.

Click here to read the whole story….

From Glezele Vayne

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