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September 22, 2015

Palestinian Propaganda Brought to Ithaca Third Grade

 

Inviting politically controversial people to speak on a university campus can be argued to be a positive attempt to provide a view unfamiliar to many of the students and as long as there is balance in the views provided, then the students can reach their own conclusions. Bringing a controversial individual to speak to the third grade class of the Beverly J. Martin Elementary in Ithaca, New York is another matter altogether. It would be unthinkable to bring representatives of either side of the most contentious of all disputes from the most volatile areas of our world. Apparently not, as just such a person was brought to speak to third grade children. We are talking about children of eight or nine years of age and with the life lack of experience which goes with such innocence. What makes this even more of a catastrophic potential is that extreme positions were conveyed upon some of the most impressionable and pliable minds which may have a result of warping their potential to reach a fair and balanced decision later in life as this potentially traumatic day will weigh on their decision throughout their lives. The person that was introduced to these impressionable minds was Bassem Tamimi, a member of the Sabeel International and an adult member of a politically active Palestinian propaganda production family which attempts to foment confrontations which they then film, edit and use to destroy IDF soldiers’ reputations and even to bring them under charge by foreign courts such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) or any of numerous European national courts which claim to have jurisdiction over any act against humanity making any foreign travel for such soldiers a risk of arrest and criminal charges often in multiple arraignments from a single act. For an article where the Tamimi Family, including children, were instrumental in a recent IDF video and the story behind the short film just click on the image below.
Bilal Tamini credit person behind many similar such videos exalting Palestinians at the expense of Jew, especially IDF soldiers

 

 

The Tamimi family has even deeper ties to actual terrorism as an accessory to one of the worst and most horrific terror attacks as Ahlam Tamimi chose to target the Sbarro’s Pizza Parlor at lunch time when it would have the most families with children and she even encouraged the suicide bomber by emphasizing that he would be targeting “Religious Jews” as his murderous target. She was released as part of the over thousand terror prisoners released in exchange for IDF captured soldier Gilad Shalit. Her video which is shown to Palestinian children as an inspirational video can be viewed below, and she has given talks to school children in the Arab Palestinian Territories, and now the family patriarch has given a similar spellbinding talk to children in the third grade of Beverly J. Martin Elementary in Ithaca, New York.

 

 

 

 

The talk was arranged via anti-Israel activist Ariel Gold, the current head of the North American branch of Sabeel International. Mr. Gold has also been an avid supporter of the BDS movement and appears to assist anything he can find which is derogatory against Israel. What is so interesting is the Sabeel International only appears to have one nation on which they concentrate the lion’s share of their efforts to defame, cast in as negative a light as they are able and demand the erasure of that one nation replacing it with a genocidal Arab Palestinian entity and that targeted nation is Israel. Sabeel has held some prayer vigils for the Christian and other refugees and other victims from the Syrian civil war over the five years but this tragedy has not taken much steam away from their anti-Israel activities. Sabeel emissaries in Lebanon have aided Hezballah with bringing charges against Israel after the wars in Lebanon despite Israel rescuing numerous Christians in southern Lebanon from persecution during the first Lebanon War. For information on that reading the Brigitte Gabriel book Because They Hate for a personal story about her and her family’s experiences and the eye opening experience which changed Brigitte Gabriel’s life and set her on new course and set her mind on doing this work to enlighten people who hold false views of Israel.

 

 

Tamimi Incitement of IDF Soldier Biting his Ancle and Pulling his Clothing and Hair attempting to Provoke an Attack

 

 

Ariel Gold met Bassem Tamimi in the Arab Palestinian Authority (PA) town of Bil’in in 2014 and has taken to being his personal agent for international trips to hawk anti-Israel propaganda. Israel arrested Bassem Tamimi on March 24, 2011, for organizing illegal gatherings and incitement in connection with a series of weekly demonstrations in the Arab village of Nabi Saleh which included rock throwing and other provocations against IDF forces. There may have been reasons other than the ones used in the allegations against Tamimi as he has been an instigator and used these demonstrations and manufactured incidents to film and document and then edit the videos and place the altered and edited video on-line and used them as propaganda footage in appearances in Europe and beyond. This may also have had some relevance which drove Catherine Ashton, former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, to officially criticized Israel for convicting Arab, Palestinian Arab Bassem Tamimi of dispatching stone-throwers and protesting illegally. I guess at this point I am waiting for the trifecta, European Union authorities criticizing his arrest, giving a talk to third grade children in Ithaca, New York and lastly an invite for a White House dinner which President Obama will excuse himself from a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to go honor Bassem Tamimi. What? Perhaps it is simply a habit of President Obama to schedule dinner occasions simply to give him an excuse to break away from meetings with the Israeli leader, last time it was “Michelle and the girls” and this time why not Bassem Tamimi. I’m just saying.

 

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May 4, 2014

Great Protestations Over Palestinian Terrorism Motivating No Changes

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There have been several news reports covering the protestations over the unification of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, two universally recognized terrorist groups, with Fatah all under the auspices with inclusion in the Palestinian Authority. These reports claim that there has been much surprise and a general expression of consternation from members of the United States Congress, the European Union and members of several European national parliaments in reference to this unexpected revelation. The main message is that unless Hamas and Islamic Jihad express their acceptance of the existence of Israel, renounce the use of terrorism and accept all past agreements made between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, then these nations and bodies will necessarily be forced to suspend all funding of the Palestinian Authority and related support groups of the Palestinians. These statements mostly just point out that the addition of two terrorist entities, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, make further support problematic. Problematic; is that the limit of concern? There have been few who have come right out and stated that all aid to the Palestinian Authority, Fatah, PLO, UNRWA and all other agencies or groups who are attached or supporting the Palestinian Authority immediately and for such end to funding be made permanent until Hamas and Islamic Jihad have not only said they recognize and intend to change their terrorist past but have also proven they actually intend to turn over a new leaf, so to speak. Unless there are parameters set forth which must be met over a period of time and not just have someone say the correct phrases and there be no resulting change in actions before the return of funding, then all these protestations and stated intent to commit to actions are actually meaningless. This is made even more obvious as there have been some, such as the European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, who came out within the first couple of days after the announced unification demanding that Israel continue to negotiate as if nothing had changed and placed the onus on Israel to prove their honest intent to work for peace despite the changes on the other side.

What will be the only true test of the intent and validity of the words expressing dismay will be the actions over the near and far future. For some reason it is highly doubtful that there will be any cutting of funding for the Palestinian Authority, UNRWA, the Palestinian Media or the Palestinian youth services and education systems despite the incorporating of terrorist groups into the Palestinian Authority. Our expectation is there will be discussions and in the end the financial support and aid monies will continue to flow to the Palestinian Authority and Abbas and his cronies will be forced to state that there has been no change to the policies or positions referencing the peace process with Israel by the Palestinian Authority. The shocking truth is that will be a valid statement as the PLO or Fatah, whichever one Abbas is claiming to speak for this week, is just as much a terrorist organization and has the same exact desires, ends, methods and motivations as does Hamas and Islamic Jihad. All three organizations have virtually identical wording about the elimination of the Zionist entity and the use of terrorism to achieve said goal. There is a possibility that some presumed leader or spokesperson for Islamic Jihad and Hamas might come forward and speak some nonsense that could potentially be taken as a refutation of terrorism and the desire for peace and a settlement and whatnot that will be exclaimed far and wide by the Western mainstream media and numerous politicians as exactly the attitude and helpful statements that they were hoping to hear and then the money will continue to flow almost unabated. The potentially worst case scenario might result in the United States possibly with a couple of European governments suspending financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority for potentially as much as a month, six weeks at the outside. Then Mahmoud Abbas will make some emotional speech about starving Palestinians and how the financial crippling of the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinian organizations and the agencies and groups who offer the so necessary and vital support are unable to continue their necessary and vital work and how the Palestinian government workers are not receiving their salaries and the money will flow in at even higher levels than before the merger as the world cannot stand by while Abbas whines, something must be done.

There will be little change and Abbas and his cronies’ bank accounts will not be made to suffer and the Western funding will continue as before and very possibly at an even greater level as the inclusion of Hamas and Islamic Jihad to the Palestinian Authority really will not be such an inhibiting factor when all is said and done. There will be those who will correctly point out that there really has been no actual difference as the Palestinian Authority was already paying the salaries for the government and security personnel on the Hamas and Islamic Jihad payrolls as long as they were also listed as a part of the Gaza governance. The European Union’s recent audit proved this beyond any doubt and it had almost no effect on their position and after a few words the entire subject was filed away and forgotten. The money continued to flow unchallenged. United States Secretary of State Kerry made his “Apartheid” remark about Israel after the news about the merger of Hamas and Islamic Jihad with Fatah in the Palestinian Authority which proved he really had no concerns or worries over the merger. There has likely been sufficient coverage by the news outlets that the appropriate quotes are on record and sufficient concern expressed that now the world and funding can continue as usual without any need of further difficulties as to actually take a stand is really too much to expect. Even if any nation or two did actually stop their funding, such amounts can be made up through the European Union, the United Nations or through numerous NGOs, all of which receive their funds from the same sources as those who have stopped their funding of the Palestinian Authority. The flow of funds would only find a different route which, at most, would delay its arrival be a few hours or maybe a whole day or two. These antics would be amusing if the results were not going to put lives in danger, as that is the result of finding any excuse for expediency to continue funding Palestinian terrorism no matter who is involved.

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April 28, 2014

Will Europe and EU Still Intend to Cripple and Destroy Israel

I will have to give credit to the European Union with special kudos to their Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton for not even flinching or showing the slightest doubt over whether there might be some logical consideration of the consequences of Hamas being included in the Palestinian governance concerning forcing Israel to continue to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority. Their immediate response was that Israel must continue to negotiate, terrorists across the table or whatever. Quoting the Lady Catherine Ashton, England made her a lady as her lack of compassion might otherwise have caused some to harbor doubts, she insisted, “Negotiations are the best way forward. The extensive efforts deployed in recent months must not go to waste. The EU calls on all sides to exercise maximum restraint and to avoid any action which may further undermine peace efforts and the viability of a two-state solution.” Further commentary from the Lady Ashton speaking hope against all logic and historical evidence stated, “The EU expects any new government to uphold the principle of non-violence, to remain committed to achieving a two-state solution and to a negotiated peaceful settlement … including Israel’s legitimate right to exist. The fact that President Abbas will remain fully in charge of the negotiation process and have a mandate to negotiate in the name of all Palestinians provides further assurance that the peace negotiations can and must proceed.” Perhaps Ms. Aston missed the part where Mahmoud Abbas met with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and agreed that new elections would need to be scheduled within six months from the formation of a temporary unity government. Elections, contrary to Ms. Ashton’s apparent guarantee, means that there is some possibility that somebody from Hamas could win the Presidency of the Palestinian Authority and the new negotiators from the Palestinians could easily be a member of Hamas. For the Lady Ashton’s illumination, Hamas is a near universally recognized terrorist entity which the majority of Western nations would refuse to hold negotiations yet here the Foreign Policy Chief of the European Union appears to ignore or not know this salient fact, something which might force most people to believe that she is completely unqualified for the position she holds or to be so lacking in good judgment to also make her ill qualified for her position.

 

But this is not the end of the opportunities for Europe as a community to exemplify their seeming unlimited ability to lose all sense of reason as soon as the subject turns towards anything to do with Israel and the Palestinians. Already there have been numerous United Nations and European agencies and conventions which have accepted Palestinian applications for membership. These were all executed and placed for consideration before the unification agreement was signed in Gaza by Fatah with both Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the very same Islamic Jihad which many consider an equally violent terror group as Hamas or even al-Qaeda, which set up the necessary steps for implementing the merger of Hamas and Islamic Jihad into the Palestinian Authority transforming the Palestinian ruling body into just another group of terrorist organizations. Since the grand signing ceremony making recognized terror groups the majority membership in the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has also added another application for the consideration of another prestigious European headquartered organization. Making this application for a group which includes what many would attest to as three terrorist groups as its principle members, Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, even more preposterous is this application was made to an international law enforcement agency. Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Authority officials announced that they had finished their application process for a renowned law enforcement agency, the International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL.

 

Will European officials reject the Palestinian Authority or will they be unable to reject the Palestinian application simply because it would have the potential to impose great difficulties for Israeli government and military officials. How would accepting the Palestinian Authority into INTERPOL make life difficult for Israeli officials you ask? INTERPOL members can add names of people accused of serious crimes onto the INTERPOL most wanted listing known as issuing a Red Notice which acts as a universal wanted posting. It doesn’t take much imagination, or leaps of logic, to figure out what mischief the Palestinian Authority might utilize given the ability to take out warrants for arrest of leading Israeli leaders, especially IDF officers and even soldiers along with Israeli Minister of the Knesset and those members of the Prime Minister’s Security Cabinet as well as the Prime Minister himself thus virtually preventing their ability to travel anywhere in the world honoring such an INTERPOL Red Notice. There have already been incidents where Israeli officials and IDF officers have found it necessary to cancel visits, appearances, and even forced an IDF General to remain on the El Al jetliner on a London airstrip and return to Israel after a pro-Palestinian NGO had sworn out a warrant for war crimes in an English court under the British claim to universal jurisdiction for such crimes. These incidents had become so frequent and interfered with numerous Israelis across a plethora of European courts that many nations decided to limit their jurisdictions and those who are permitted to swear out such warrants. This was done in Britain after Tzipi Livni was unable to make an appearance when invited to give a commencement speech but had to cancel due to the threat of having a warrant sworn out for supposed war crimes committed while she was Israeli Foreign Minister. The Palestinian Authority permitted such access to INTERPOL and their arrest mechanisms is a nightmare simply waiting to come to fruition. How could European INTERPOL officials ever resist such an opportunity?

 

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