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A Visit from Mr. Michael Vachon, Director of Communications for Soros Fund Management

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 31, 2009



Well.  In response to a post I put up the other day, entitled The Aktions of George Soros; Holocaust Survivor, we had an auspicious visitor. I had no idea a coupla small blogs would attract the attention of such a visible man, or his SFM director of communications, Mr. Michael Vachon.

I made it clear in the original comments that the continuation of the discussion must be in the form of a post, both being simply too long for a comments section. Mr. Soros’ father Trivalder Schwartz, can be found at the following site: Preview of Masquerade by Tivadar (Schwartz) Soros.

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Sakharov Widow: World Ignores Shalit Due to Anti-Semitism

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 23, 2009


by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) The widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, Yelena Bonner, delivered a particularly strong pro-Israel speech in Oslo this week. She blasted the Quartet’s peace-making efforts, particularly those of Russia, spoke against the 2-state solution and so-called ‘right of return,’ and took the international community to task for not taking up Gilad Shalit’s cause.

Bonner spoke at the three-day Oslo Freedom Forum, a gathering billed as the “human rights” response to Durban II. Over 200 participants from more than 30 countries attended the conference, bringing together some of the world’s leading minds to honor survivors of political oppression and persecution.

Bonner was born to a Jewish Communist activist mother in 1923, and saw her parents arrested in 1937 during Stalin’s Great Purge; her stepfather was executed, and her mother was imprisoned and exiled. She became active in the Soviet human rights movement in the late 1960s, and in 1972, married nuclear physicist and non-Jewish human rights activist Andrei Sakharov. When her husband was awarded the 1975 Nobel Peace Prize, but was barred from travel by the Soviets, she represented him at the ceremony in Oslo.

Excerpts from her speech:

…At the age of 14, I was left without my parents. My father was executed, my mother spent 18 years in prison and exile. My grandmother raised me and my younger brother. The poet Vladimir Kornilov, who suffered the same fate, wrote: ‘And it felt that in those years we had no mothers. We had grandmothers.’ There were hundreds of thousands of such children……Read Sakharov’s Memoirs. It’s a pity his Diaries haven’t been translated; they were published in Russia in 2006. Apparently, the West isn’t interested now in Sakharov.

The West isn’t very interested in Russia either, a country that no longer has real elections, independent courts, or freedom of the press. Russia is a country where journalists, human rights activists, and migrants are killed regularly, almost daily. And extreme corruption flourishes of a kind and extent that never existed earlier in Russia or anywhere else. So what do the Western mass media discuss mainly? Gas and oil — of which Russia has a lot. Energy is its only political trump card, and Russia uses it as an instrument of pressure and blackmail… Russia will remain the way it is now for decades, unless there is some violent upheaval.

…They say people are coming together — but in reality, they are growing apart. And that isn’t because an economic depression suddenly burst forth, and swine flu to boot. [It] began on September 11, 2001. At first, anger and horror was provoked by the terrorists who knocked down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and by their accomplices in London, Madrid and other cities, and by the shahids, suicide bombers who blew themselves up at public spaces like discotheques and wedding parties, whose families were rewarded $25,000 each by Saddam Hussein.

Later, Bush was blamed for everything, and as always, the Jews — that is, Israel… So it is about Israel and the Jews that I will speak… At one time, the Nobel Peace Prize was the highest moral award of our civilization. But after December 1994, when Yasser Arafat became one of the three new laureates, its ethical value was undermined. I haven’t always greeted each selection of the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Storting with joy, but that one shocked me. And to this day, I cannot understand and accept the fact that Andrei Sakharov and Yasir Arafat, now posthumously, share membership in the club of Nobel laureates.

In many of Sakharov’s publications… [he] wrote and spoke about Israel. I have a collection of citations of his writing on this topic. If it were published in Norway, then many Norwegians would be surprised at how sharply their contemporary view of Israel differs from the view of Sakharov. Here are several citations from Sakharov: …

“All wars that Israel has waged have been just, forced upon it by the irresponsibility of Arab leaders.” “With all the money that has been invested in the problem of Palestinians, it would have been possible long ago to resettle them and provide them with good lives in Arab countries.”

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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Killing Civilians: A Muslim View

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 12, 2009


Tali Hatuel, her 4 daughters were brutally massacred. Yasir Arafat said she was a terrorist because she lived in Gush Katif. Tali was expecting her 5th baby, a son, who was also murdered

Tali Hatuel, her 4 daughters were brutally massacred. Yasir Arafat said she was a terrorist because she lived in Gush Katif. Tali was expecting her 5th baby, a son, who was also murdered.

According to Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority, pregnant Jewish women and young Jewish girls who make their homes in the Gaza Strip are “terrorists,” while the “Palestinians” who murder them are “heroic martyrs.”

On Sunday, two Palestinian Arab gunmen mercilessly shot to death Tali Hatuel, 36, and her four daughters, all under the age of 12. Hatuel’s unborn son was also killed.

But rather than condemn their murder, the Arafat-controlled Voice of Palestine slammed Israel for rocketing a Gaza City Hamas radio station in response. Jerusalem Newswire

by Dan Calic


Between hyperbole and credibility.

An often-discussed topic of considerable controversy is the notion of how many Muslims support killing civilians as a tactic. Numbers range from a tiny fraction up to 50% of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims.

Those who consider themselves more liberal tend to lean toward the tiny fraction estimate, while conservatives lean toward the larger numbers. Part of what drives the thinking of liberals is their tendency to see things from a more idyllic viewpoint, plus their belief that few people, if any, are evil and that at the core of everyone there is goodness to be found. This view tends to discount the impact of living in a society where virtually every aspect of daily life is under strict adherence to fundamentalism, and where jihad for Allah is considered the single holiest act of a true follower of the faith. The martyr-killer is considered a hero and the martyr’s family is showered with gifts and held in a place of honor among fellow believers.

The foregoing assessment is corroborated by a former Muslim terrorist, Walid Shoebat, who was born and raised in the Middle East, and who spent time in jail for his involvement with jihad. However, in the mid-1990s, he renounced Islam. By doing so he became an “enemy of Islam” and has been living under threat of death ever since. These days, in spite of being under a fatwa, Walid writes books, and speaks at churches, synagogues and numerous other events about Islam and jihad.

One of the reasons there has been considerable debate on this flashpoint topic is that statistics are not readily available. However, recently a report was published providing information which allows some deductive conclusions to be drawn.

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A poll should be taken in the West, to see what the percentages are in comparison. — Ellie

From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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There is No Such Thing as Palestinian People

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 11, 2009


There are Arabs who live in a region once called Palestine. There was never a nation called the Palestinian people. This is a modern day myth, created for political purposes…nay, for purposes of stealth warfare. Before the State of Israel was reborn, Jews were called Palestinians.

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The native people of this land never called it Palestine. It was either Judea, or Samaria, or the Galilee, or the Negev. It was Eretz Israel.  Romans, famed for gate-crashing raids, invasions, usurpations of native peoples, these Romans named it Palestina as one last dig — against the most troublesome province they’d ever conquered — Judea, who refused to submit to them for any appreciable length of time. This was extremely costly for Rome. In a parting kiss of death, as they murdered, enslaved and exiled most of us, in an attempt to permanently sever us from our land and hopefully destroy us from the face of the earth, they renamed the land Palastina.

The territory is still not a nation called Palestine. Now it is the “disputed territories”, despite the delusions of Arab mapmakers. Don’t believe me?

WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah wrote an article entitled “Palestinian People Do Not Exist

Here’s part of a post at Almost Eden (great photo BTW). I’d love to get my hands on a copy of the article from the Trouw.  As far as I can tell, their internet archives only go back as far as 1992.

“On March 31, 1977 the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. His statements were also later published in the Boston Herald and you’ll find them at various Internet sites as well. Here’s what he said:

‘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, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.

‘For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

How does Jordan feel about this statement?

‘King Abdullah in 1948: “Palestine and Jordan are one…

‘Prince Hassan of the Jordanian National Assembly on February 2, 1970: “Palestine is Jordan and Jordan is Palestine; there is only one land, with one history and one and the same fate”.

‘Abdul Hamid Sharif, Prime Minister of Jordan in 1980: “The Palestinians and Jordanians do not belong to different nationalities. They hold the same Jordanian passports, are Arabs and have the same Jordanian culture.”

‘King Hussein in 1981: “The truth is that Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan.’

And here’s what a few Arab-Americans have to say:

‘Distinguished Arab-American Princeton University historian Philip Hitti testified before the Anglo-American Committee, ‘There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in history.’

However, there were "Indian Nations" when Europeans came to occupy North America, and that can be proven without a doubt. They're still with us, their sovereign life restricted to a mere shadow of what it was when Europeans arrived with a mind to steal from these innocent, overly trusting people.

However, there were "Indian Nations" when Europeans came to occupy North America, and that can be proven without a doubt. They're still with us, their sovereign life restricted to a mere shadow of what it was when Europeans arrived with a mind to steal from these innocent, overly trusting people.

From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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Rabbi Meier Kahane vs Professor Jerome Segal 1-5

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 1, 2009


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On the last video of this series, at about the 2:18 marker, a caller challenged R’ Kahane:

“I want to ask Rabbi Kahane, what gives a Jewish guy from the Bronx the right to go to the Palestine and request, and he has stated clearly that he wants to throw the Palestinian out of the West Bank and everywhere so there’ll be enough Jews in there to have a majority? What give him that right to be an American citizen and then say (unclear) the Palestinians have no place to be a citizen of….??

R’ Kahane: “Okay, lets get things clearer now. Really, what you’re really asking me is, ‘What rights did Jews have come and found any kind of a Jewish state?’ Period. Not just the West Bank. That’s your question really. And, obviously I understand that. You are opposed to a Jewish state. Period. You think that it is Palestine, that there is no difference between Jaffa and Hebron. You think that Haifa is also yours. I understand that.

“The reason that Jews have a right to be there is because, it’s our country. I am a Bible believer. G-d gave us that country. And Jews have lived there for 4,000 years. Long before there were Arabs there was a Jewish state. It was ended by Babylon. And the Jews came back again and founded a second state. And that was ended by the Romans. Not one day passed during the 1900 years of Jewish exile in which we didn’t pray three times a day to [towards] Jerusalem and not to [towards] Mecca, to go back to Zion. That’s why it’s our land, and that’s why it’s our country and that’s why it’s our state.”

Rabbi Kahane’s father, Rabbi Yechezkel Sharaga Kahane, was born in Safed, Ottoman Palestine, now Israel. By the logic of the caller quoted above (and many, many Muslims/Arabs as well as other detractors of the state of Israel) if Rabbi Kahane had lost his right to return to Israel because his native born father chose to emigrate, then so has every single Arab who left during the 1948 War of Independence.

But Rabbi Kahane had a better answer than mine. Not mere family roots in the land, or residency standards did the good Rabbi cite. No. Rabbi Kahane reminds us all: Our claims are based on the Torah of HKB”H. G-d gave the land to us 4,000 years ago. Eretz Israel is our land, has been our land, we never relinquished our right to the land, not in over 1900 years years of exile.

Rabbi Meier Kahane HY”D, was later assassinated by El Sayyid Nosair after a speech in Manhattan, New York at the Marriot hotel. Nosair was tried and acquitted on the murder charges, but was convicted on assault and illegal firearm possession charges.

According to Wikipedia: The judge in the trial, Justice Alvin Schlesinger, said that the jury’s acquittal of Nosair on the murder charge “was against the overwhelming weight of evidence and was devoid of common sense and logic”. The judge added that “I believe the defendant conducted a rape of this country, of our Constitution and of our laws, and of people seeking to exist peacefully together.” He sentenced Nosair to 7 1/3 to 22 years in prison, the maximally allowed term

During the 1993 World Trade Center bombing trial, prosecutors presented new evidence and convicted Nosair of murdering Rabbi Kahane and of conspiracy in the Trade Center bombing.

In yet another tragedy to befall the Kahane family, Rabbi Kahane’s son, Benyamin Zeev Kahane, HY”D and daughter-in-law, Talia Kahane HY”D, were later murdered in their car, while 5 of their 6 children with them at the time, aged 2 months to 10 years, were left alive in the backseat of the car. Some of the children were injured, one seriously.

The Jewish Press blog has some interesting observations on Professor Jerome Segal.

from Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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