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April 19, 2018

Berlin Street Assault on Kippah Wearing Teen Sign of Epidemic Anti-Semitism

 

Below we will include a video of a Kippah wearing teen taken by the victim, which explains the shaky and disjunctive shots, being assaulted and whipped with a belt by another youth. We will begin with an interview taken in Hebrew by The Times of Israel. The Jewish Kippah wearing youth was quoted telling of the events, “It happened right here, next to my home, when I was on my way to the train station with my friend. The truth is, I’m surprised something like this happened to me. I’m still in shock. We came out of our home, my friend and I, wearing our Kippahs, and walked down the street. We weren’t talking with anyone else. Three people came from over there” (points down the street from where attacker came) “and started cursing us from over there. We didn’t talk to anyone, didn’t answer them. So when they kept cursing us, my friend asked them to stop cursing, and that got them angry. So one of them ran at me. I immediately felt it was important to film, because I didn’t think we could catch him before police arrived. I wanted to give police something to go on.”

 

 

Levi Salomon, spokesman from Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Antisemitism stated, “This shows that Jewish people are not safe here either.” Well, if by here he means throughout Europe and not just Berlin, then we are forced by events to agree. This is not reserved just for Europe as similar reports have come from South Africa, Australia and even North America. Even some of the most innocuous of protests where one would expect inclusion, the Women’s March after the Inauguration of President Trump a year ago January anti-Semitism reared its head at numerous locations across the nation. The most obvious was the rejection of a group of women who supported everything the march represented but their being Zionists lead to their being refused and rejected by the organizers of the Women’s March. There are dozens of stories such as Can You Be a Zionist Feminist? Linda Sarsour Says No and By Rejecting Jews, Intersectionality Betrays Itself plus ADL CEO: Boycott of Scarlett Johansson’s Women’s March Speech was “Contemptible” as well as I’m Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars additionally here in Three asked to leave Chicago LGBT march over ‘triggering’ Star of David flags (see picture below) and lastly also here in Everything You Need to Know About Anti-Semitism in the Women’s March Movement. Here are examples of the people who claim that they are for everyone’s freedom, well, I guess we need to add as long as they hate Israel, anything less makes one instantly into some kind of monster to be shunned and refused even the smallest sympathy or respect normally offered a human-being. We are talking about people on the all loving, all hugging leftern-most left of the far left wing, the ones who define the feminist wing of the Democrat and other leftist Parties and the ones who define who is to be seen and treated as a rightful female personage. Apparently Jews or anyone who has a love of Israel, any Zionist inclinations, are less than human and are likely just what Linda Sarsour was raised to believe from the Quran, Zionists are the apes and pigs as explained by MEMRI and further it is explained that the Jews are said to be turned into apes and swine for generally disbelieving in Allah’s revelations. Ms. Sarsour has not travelled far from the teaching from her youth as she refuses to permit Jews because they support the Jewish State and goes further to blame Israel for the sins of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas who are the actual oppressors of the Palestinians she claims reside in Israel. The Palestinian Arabs are separate from the Israeli Arabs and live under self-rule. Israeli Arabs have full and equal rights with Israeli Jews as do Israelis of every religion from Baha’i to Buddhist to Christian and every other religion including Islam in all its variants, something not even true in the vast majority of Arab states where they prefer one version of Islam over the others.

 

Participants in the San Francisco Pride Parade Showing Their Jewish and Israeli pride as well

Participants in the San Francisco Pride Parade
Showing Their Jewish and Israeli pride as well

 

The serious problem is the rapidly rising anti-Semitism which is mostly occurring under the media radar often going unreported by the national media and only found in local print and radio and television news. Synagogues across the United States and especially Europe and South Africa have security around their grounds most often armed whenever they are expecting a larger observance such as in the High Holidays, for Bar Mitzvahs of large families and every event where the numbers of people is substantial. In France, the government has placed the military guarding Synagogues and Jewish schools round the clock seven days a week. Germany has admitted they are unable to provide the coverage which would be necessary to provide for the safekeeping of Jewish schools and synagogues. French new President Macon also promises to continue armed guards at Synagogues and Jewish schools as reported in this article, “ France’s Macron vows to fight anti-Semitism online and off.” In neighboring Germany we read, “Police must guard every synagogue in Germany, says Merkel, which shows the seriousness of anti-Semitism there. Then we come to Sweden where even the New York Times is awake to the problem covered in their article, “The Uncomfortable Truth About Swedish Anti-Semitism.” The question which will be coming down the pike and soon require addressing is how can the United States protest every Jewish school and Synagogue should things start to approach the same levels of anti-Semitism as is being experience across much of Europe and other areas around the globe. Such a need would be a formidable challenge logistically and financially. This becoming necessary in the United States and Canada would bring on challenges beyond imagination as these two nations have more Jewish citizens than Europe by multiple of three-plus.

 

Anti-Semitism is rising around the globe while Israel continues to face challenges to her existence beyond anything faced before. Recently, Iranian Army Commander Brigadier General Kiumars Heidari has warned, Iranian Armed Forces “are much more powerful than before” and that “the date has been set” for Israel’s destruction, as he spoke in Tehran ahead of Iran’s Army Day. Iran has further claimed that Israel is now in direct confrontations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. This was over the Israeli strike against the control center which controlled the explosive armed Iranian drone was intercepted shortly after it entered Israeli airspace obviously on a mission to destroy targets in Israel. Iranian forces have recently been gathered closer than previous on the Israeli Golan Heights on the northeastern border with Syria. Add on the Gaza rioting and threats to breach the border as threatened by Hamas leader Sinwar that, “‘We Will Tear Israelis’ Hearts Out.” (see video below) Sinwar further threatened that the rioters, “eat the livers of those besieging (Gaza),” using an Arabic idiom that means to take revenge on someone. He has also explained about the violence that, “The March of Return will continue. It will not stop until we remove this transient border (the Gaza-Israel border).” Another of his threats is that, “March of Return affirms that our people can’t give up one inch of the land of Palestine. The protests will continue until the Palestinians return to the lands they were expelled from 70 years ago.” His claim here is the erasure of Israel completely followed by their cleansing the Jews from the population just as the Hamas Charter states along with their intent to murder every Jew on the planet.

 

 

Gaza-Israel Map with Rioting Image Insert

Gaza-Israel Map with Rioting Image Insert

 

These riots and rushes at the border fence with attempts to cut and breach the border fence are predicted to last six weeks in total and climax around the 11th to the 15th of May coinciding with the announcement of the moving of the United States embassy to Jerusalem (see above map and insert). Part of the aim is to influence the decision by President Trump and if Hamas, Islamic Jihad and friends in terror manage to cause sufficient violence and are able to cross the border marauding through southern Israel, there is their hope that this might deter the announcement. Hamas and friends are aware that they have numerous allies who will pressure President Trump from within the State Department and the Middle East departments which are peopled by Arabs and not that many Jews, like none. The rioting and the anti-Semitism in the Middle East and across North Africa is simply the level of hate which areas within Europe are approaching. There are those predicting that there may come a time where Jews will only be accepted residing in Israel and any Jews residing outside of Israel will face levels of anti-Semitism well over the top. Additionally, the nations of the United Nations will almost to an entirety will have turned on Israel and possibly have removed Israel from her United Nations membership and revoked the recognition of Israel claiming that they have dissolved the nation of Israel. Fortunately, the world will have sufficient other problems that the world will not be placing their armies on the Israeli border threatening her destruction. Eventually, this unbridled hatred will wane and Israel will gain acceptance. This will come about due to some simply facts. One is that despite how she is treated by the numerous national governments, Israel is often still the first to have people on the ground giving the necessary aid to people after a natural disaster. Israel is a nation that produces great advances in virtually every area from computers to agriculture to physics to medicine on and on. Israel has given the world everything from the technology for cell phones to instant messaging to drip irrigation to the cherry tomato and even more here and here. Israel will win the minds and later their hearts and it will become have relations with Israel or be left behind. Well, that is our hope at least.

 

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April 18, 2018

Various Thoughts of the Tunes of This Day

 

There are so many different and various things happening concerning Israel such that we decided we would just start writing and let if flow where it flows. Let us start with the idea that Israel is personally responsible for every and any genocidal conflict in the world. Israel must prevent Bashir al-Assad from wiping out his own people. Israel has to prevent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from annihilating the Kurds, which would be nice if it would not involve the Russians. May we pile-on with the list and add the problems in Venezuela, the occupation of Tibet, the death hole that is North Korea, and every other place where peoples are suffering around the globe. These are the people who sprout the words from pouting lips speaking, “Tikkun Olam.” By this, they mean that Jews must, because of their tragic history and especially the Holocaust, the Shoah, the Jews must come to the rescue of every beleaguered people, and by the Jews, they mean Israel. Most of these Jews happen to live in places other than Israel, specifically the United States and Europe. These are Jews who often are at demonstrations for the Arabs claiming that the Israel they perceive is against everything they believe should be the core of Judaism. These people, as far as their belief system, are far closer to secular humanism and very far from Judaism.

 

The latest is the insistence, since the chemical attack in Syria, that Israel must end the carnage in Syria. Let us think this through, something we can be assured that these Americans and Europeans never bothered with following through. Syria is a meat grinder, on this we can all agree. Israel already treats anybody brought to their border at the Golan Heights. Israel has allowed each group to define what area they prefer to use and reached an agreement with everyone to respect these drop points. Israel provides free treatment to every person regardless of their status or other considerations and returns each to the exact place once healthy. Israel has provided these victims of the Syrian Civil War without charge with many being treated in the same place where we reside and our main BTC locations in Nahariya, at the Western Galilee Medical Center, which is the main hospital treatment center for much of the north of Israel (see image below). Some of these patients have required extreme care and long recuperation periods while others required long treatments for physical therapy and others were so badly injured they required multiple operations over months and then recuperation and other therapies. All of these have been provided at Israeli expense. This care has not been sufficient to please these preaching Tikkun Olam from afar. They demand that Israel also offer to allow thousands of Syria refugees to settle within Israel. Many of these people claim that such similar allowance would be the best solution to the Israel-Arab conflict. They claim if Israel would just allow for the Palestinians to have the State they demand with half of Jerusalem and allowed the few, five to eight-million, Arab Palestinian refugees to return to Israel everything would work out fine as Israel is a democracy and as such it solves all ills. They believe that an Israel with a majority population of Arab Palestinians would be safe due to democracy, and that once the Arabs form a ruling coalition without any Jews that the Jews would be safe and there would be no possibility of an Islamic State result. That is fine for these Americans and Europeans, but as Israelis, we have this demand that Israel survive as the Jewish State more than as a democracy where three wolves and two sheep decide on the menu.

 

Western Galilee Medical Center

Western Galilee Medical Center

 

But that is just the start of the craziness growing throughout the globe. There are those who feel the necessity to take their hatred of all things conservative, meaning all things Netanyahu and the ruling coalition in Israel which they cannot forgive for the sin of being capitalist instead of the perfect form of governance, social equality of communism, and claim that Israel has taken an insane amount of violence in their reaction to the perfectly innocent angels protesting with flowers in their hair peaceably in Gaza demanding that their lives be made better and their needs addressed by their occupying power, Israel and removing any blame for their situation from Hamas. Leading this insanity is none other than the socialist sweetheart of the far left, Bernie Sanders. His big claim is that disagreeing with Netanyahu does not make one anti-Semitic. He went into great depth about all the sins and gross negligence as well as the criminal actions at the Gaza border (see video below) in a long speech at the J-Street Conference. Senator Bernie Sanders believes that Israel is a blight to the planet and can only do harm because Israel does not follow his politics. He wants the United States to get fully involved in Syria and challenge al-Assad and his allies, Iran and Syria. This would bring the United States fully involved across the Middle East. Engaging with both feet and attempting to take charge of the entirety of the Syria conflict would cause the United States to be drawn into Iran as well and facing off Turkey preventing the genocidal assault against the entirety of the Kurdish population in Syria and likely following with Iraq and ending with the annihilation of the Kurds in Turkey leaving a mere remnant of this noble and ancient people.

 

 

The Kurds were promised a homeland just as were the Jews by the British and the British did all they could to prevent either population from attaining said statehood. The Jews declared their independence in 1948 and have fought numerous wars to protect their freedom. The Kurds made a mistake not declaring their independence after their decisive referendum declaring the desire for freedom and their own nation. The Kurds bent to the will of the United States State Department while the Jews went directly against the demands of the United States State department. What that says about the United States State department, we will leave that to our readers. The United States entering the conflagration which is Syria would result in the United States fighting in Iraq and then Iran and potentially facing off with Turkey and Russia. The worst consequence would be the obvious, World War III which might not require Russia as Iran easily could launch destructive nuclear attacks upon the United States including simple thermo-nuclear devices, EMP nuclear devices, Neutron Bombs, as well as chemical and biological weapons all easily delivered from their missile freighters or other Iranian ships, as told in this article, which are disguised as honest freight carrying ships and as such with their being flagged with licensing in various nations including Venezuela, Qatar, Nicaragua and even European licenses. How would one choose which ships to sink? We covered this more generally here. The final problem is how Putin might react to the United States playing in their flower garden which is Syria. That would promise to be potentially the greatest threat arising from a United States commitment to remove al-Assad.

 

The final item is the Palestinian Authority, which Mahmoud Abbas chose to use the PLO as the chair of his authority to speak, had doubled down on their demand that the United States can no longer be a guarantor of peace between Israel and anybody as Israel controls Trump. This is probably new to everybody in Trump’s Cabinet, both fired and newly hired, as it appears that at times even Trump does not control Trump. Still, the new threat from the PLO, which actually is logical, is that any peace plan which does not establish a second Arab state, unstated but obviously with Abbas at its head, is totally unacceptable as the Palestinian people in Jordan and the “West Bank” (Shomron), is a single people who must be granted two states. Only in the furtive insanity of Abbas does being one people mean they must have two nations. The interesting thing is the threat he made was that should any agreement not give the borders of the West Bank with half of Jerusalem as a Palestinian state, with him as King understood, will be rejected and if Jordan is involved in any way, the PLO will remove the Hashemite rulers of Jordan and then unite the Palestinian people of Jordan, along with those in the Palestinian Authority, into one nation under the rule of the PLO, placing him as King. This is the threat, they will not try to destroy Israel, they will destroy and conquer Jordan. What a wild deal is that. Well, we cannot say we have never seen this revolt before. We get a feeling that this outcome will be far more devastating than the September Surprise of 1970, Black September. There hopefully will come out of nowhere some alternative which most of the Shomron becomes Israeli natural borders. From there the migration will get assistance, if leaving now. Later such an offer will expire within one year. After that, any terrorist act from under your household, you leave, all of you. You are resident aliens under Israeli control. Do not look a gift-hoarse in the mouth.

 

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April 17, 2018

Grey Lady Befriends Hamas Discarding Israel

 

We need to thank Jack Engelhard for alerting us to the subject and giving the links we will be utilizing all in his well-written article “NY Times finds “journalists,” no terrorists among Hamas rioters.” The New York Times article we will be referring to is “Israel’s Violent Response to Nonviolent Protests” written by “The Editorial Board,” a nice way of removing the actual writer(s) and contributor(s) from credit or blame. We read the New York Times article in stages as our internal temperature and other biological feedback measurements rose in agitation requiring some time to simmer and calm. We recently read another article we must mention and recommend as a balm for the Times article. This was written by another author we trust and prefer, Giulio Meotti who wrote this excellent article “Imagine that you are that Israeli soldier” which poses the reality which faces every IDF soldier at every moment during any confrontation which includes even the life-threatening confrontations. What becomes difficult is attempting to find what kind of universe is required to corroborate the New York Times article with the one by Giulio Meotti. Obviously, these two articles were written by authors who do not reside in the same reality. Later, we will add a link to one last article which can be read as a bromide anchoring one back in reality.

 

The Times makes an initial attempt to prove the innocence of Yasser Murtaja, a person the Times had used to provide them with unbiased news and pictures, by linking him as knowing and having worked for Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident and artist. Well, I delivered while in the service of my father who was a tailor, a suit and tuxedo to General McAuliffe, but that does not make me a renowned tactician of military strategy. It also says nothing about me personally other than I once met the General who commanded the troops which held Bastogne until General Patton relieved them with his forces after two days of heavy fighting. Then they throw in his being a father of a fifteen-month-old son to pluck the heartstrings which works with the Times average reader who is emotionally rooted in their leftist philosophies. We are told how many of the “protesters” are hanging back from the front of the peaceful demonstration and just hanging out having picnics and, who knows, maybe playing soccer in the afternoon and playing guitars and singing protest songs. Question, why are they hanging back away from the front if everything is a peaceful protest, is there perhaps some parts of the protest a little less peaceful and not quite non-violent when you move towards the front? This is never quite covered, only that there was one journalist killed along with eight other protesters and five more journalists injured covering the peaceful protests among a thousand others who were wounded. It is then very pointedly pointed out that, “There have been no known Israeli casualties.” This is so they can then use the almost thirty who have died amongst the Hamas protesters and the presumed thousands injured and demand that Israel is using disproportional force. Israel is using disproportional force is a popular meme where they are all but demanding that Israel must have an equal number of casualties as whomever Israel is fighting. Apparently, the New York Times has missed that the United States is probably the most flagrant violator of their proportional casualty measure as the United States has had an unbelievable and consistent disproportional application of force in every war before and since the Civil War where more Americans died than people from foreign nations. The United States just struck in Syria and there were more Syrian, Iranians and Russians reported dead than the United States lost as there were, and we wish to very pointedly point out that, no casualties at all. Imagine that, Israel and the United States are both guilty of disproportional force in recent engagements.

 

Another item which Times reserved to add as an afterthought in the very last paragraph was that there were tires burned. Allow us to quote, “At times, some of the younger protesters have moved close to the border’s no-go zone, burning tires and throwing rocks at the fence. Israel has said some Gazans have tried to toss crude explosives, shoot weapons and breach the barrier.” So, there is an announced and understood “no-go zone” and there were “burning tires” plus those “throwing rocks” as well as those who “tried to toss crude explosives, shoot weapons and breach the barrier” which is the border fence which means breaching the barrier would constitute invading actual Israeli land and crossing the border with violent intent. Further, does tossing explosives, crude or sophisticated, they explode, or firing weapons sound like a peaceful protest? We did not think so either. Their some youths were burning tires amounted to ten-thousand tires being burned in order to mask attempts to cut through the border fence such that there could be a rush on the border. Hamas has claimed that the protests will not stop until the border has been erased and they reach Jerusalem. Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar has stated that they will, “Eat the livers of those besieging” Gaza and “We will tear Israelis’ hearts out.” Do not expect to ever hear this in the Times as for them, Hamas is simply the legitimate rulers of Gaza. They did not take over Gaza in a violent coup from the presumed legitimate governance of the Palestinian Authority. The requirement for employment at the Times, with few if any exceptions, is that you view Arab, especially Palestinian Arabs, good, and Israel the greatest evil to ever plague the Earth.

 

More Slanted Coverage from the Grey Lady

More Slanted Coverage from the Grey Lady

 

The Times quotes Reporters Without Borders, Human Rights Watch, an interview by a friend of Yasser Murtaja with the New Yorker and that the United States protecting Israel by blocking a proposed United Nations Security Council statement condemning the Israeli response. The Times concludes that, “Journalists have a right to work, and people have a right to demonstrate peacefully. We would agree, except this is not what has been happening on the Gaza border and anyone who desires to believe that Hamas is not a terrorist group which desires to murder every Jew living on the planet, they can join Jeremy Corbin in claiming innocence of Hamas and perhaps include Hezballah as another rights group which Israel unfairly fights against without any actual reason. The Hamas rioting on the Gaza border is designed to climax with a mass crossing through any breach they are able of establishing in order to roam throughout as much of Israel as they are able murdering every Israeli they meet until they are killed or incapacitated after which we are sure the Times would demand that Israel account for every death and injured Arab who were peacefully and innocently celebrating over the corps of a dead Israeli.

 

We promised another article to lower the blood pressure of all except Times readers, so here it is. The Hill had an article by Lawrence J. Haas, Opinion Contributor titled, “Hamas attacks Israel – and the world condemns Israel.” They include a series of great little quotes with many from Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas leader we quoted earlier. The Hill article covers the entirety of the forces sitting on Israeli borders and their desires to destroy Israel and how Israel has little choice but to fight for their lives. We wish to add another point which is also a truth about Israel. Israel is small, about the same size as New Jersey, and though we have relied on aid from the United States and favorable discounts on weapon systems from other friends including but not limited to Germany whose Dolphin submarines are an essential part of the Israeli Navy, Israel has from her first dawn when she was attacked by Six Arab armies and a semblance of different militias to the Gaza rioting today always relied on her own soldiers and only her own soldiers to fight her wars. There have been a few volunteers from other nations who have assisted her but these were volunteers and not duty service personnel. Only Israeli soldiers are our fighters and we have never requested any soldiers from other nations, not one American, British, French, Russian, Indian, Chinese, German, Polish, Czechoslovakian or other nationality has fought in any of the too numerous Israeli wars and never will there be a foreign soldier enlisted to fight an Israeli war. Israel spends hundreds of millions of Shekels on defensive weaponry to keep Israelis of every variety from Jew to Arab to Baha’I to Muslim and Christian and everyone else within the Israeli border, all benefit from the Iron Dome, Arrow Systems and David’s Sling. Israel has built shelters in every neighborhood and business region so all have a shelter when required.

 

We have all heard and understand that should the Arabs put down their weapons and request peace there will be peace but if Israel put down her weapons and made a request for peace there would be a slaughter of the Israeli peoples. The world in many parts can be said to salivate at the idea of destroying Israel. The United Nations proves the depth of that desire with every vote taken concerning Israel. Despite these votes, Israel responds by providing, if permitted, aid after every natural disaster anywhere on the globe often arriving before the United States with an operative field hospital as was the astonishing case to CNN in Haiti (see video below). The reaction of the CNN reporter is absolutely telling of the shock when a reporter who has lived with the horror stories about Israel once they find out the truth. This was Haiti but it was true in Nepal, Tokyo, the Philippines and even after Katrina in New Orleans. This is Israel as well and is also true of agricultural aid and teaching in Africa plus their Help a Child’s Heart which assists all children with heart problems and not only teach doctors but set up complete departments to provide such life saving care in hospitals throughout the world. These are the stories you seldom hear about Israel but that is Israel. One last thing, next time you eat a cherry tomato, remember that it is a product of Israeli agricultural technology. Enjoy the video below.

 

 

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