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No hate speech on Facebook, unless it’s against the Jews of course

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In December 2015, the NGO Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center, started an experiment on Facebook to see if the social network giant was indeed guilty of double standards when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians.

They decided to create two similar Facebook pages called “Stop Israel” and “Stop Palestinians” and started posting similar articles, visuals and statements on each site. For instance, the anti-Israel page had a post that read “The Zionist bites Palestine part after part and the world is silent. We’ll stop them any way we can”, while the anti-Palestinian site posted “Greater land Israel should return soon from the hands of the Muslim enemy back to Jewish sovereignty! We’ll do it in any way we can.”  

More posts purposely filled with hatred and incitement against both sides and from both pages continued to flow. The verbiage was almost similar on all posts except for the obvious targeting of one side by the other. They actually documented the process in a two-minutes film where they show how Facebook shut down the anti-Palestinian page while the anti-Israel page continued to run. The NGO Shurat Hadin filed a lawsuit against Facebook and both sides are awaiting a date for a court hearing.

This is not the first time that Facebook chooses to take sides. I have reported several pages over the last five years only to get the same answer from Facebook staff. That very answer was given to the Israel Law Center, justifying the taking down of the anti-Palestinian page because, “We reviewed the page you reported for containing credible threat of violence and found it violates our community standards.”  The very same day, the page inciting against Jews received a message from Facebook staff saying that “ it was not in violation of Facebook rules.” Wait a minute, I thought that violence and hatred against anybody was to be reprimanded. The Facebook “Community Standards” that were violated on one page were IDENTICAL to those violated on the other page except of course for the fact that one targeted group was the Jewish people and Israel.

The sad truth about this experiment is that the vast majority of people won’t react because they are used to seeing Jewish people harassed, abused and even physically hurt. There seems to be a sense of resignation, if not acceptance when Israel and/or the Jews get hurt, while there is an immediate display of outrage when Palestinians are targeted. Forget the fact that Palestinians and their leadership are almost always the instigators and Israelis the victims. Let us simply seek equality in the censorship of xenophobic websites and social network pages or accounts.

Consider Facebook pages such as  Images from Palestine, Image and Reality of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict or Jewish Ritual MurderThey are replete with antisemitic rhetoric in pictures, videos and words, yet they are not taken down because they are “not in violation of Facebook rules.” Seriously?

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg –a self-proclaimed atheist from Jewish parents–declared his unequivocal support for Muslims worldwide in response to Donald Trump’s statement about closing US borders to all Muslims. He was quoted coming to the defense of Muslims after the November 2015 Paris attacks “As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone.” So I wonder if Mr.Zuckerberg forgot or ignored his recent statement that all of us should “stand up against attacks on all communities?” Maybe he doesn’t even know about the double standards applied to Jews and Palestinians on Facebook, although by now he has got to be aware of it all.

Taken straight from Facebook’s “Community Standards” we can read their simple statement under: Encouraging Respectful Behavior: Hate Speech “Facebook removes hate speech, which includes content that directly attacks people based on Race, Ethnicity, National origin, Religious affiliation, Sexual orientation, Sex, gender, or gender identity, or Serious disabilities or diseases. Organizations and people dedicated to promoting hatred against these protected groups are not allowed a presence on Facebook.”

Then please explain why the anti-Israel page with virulent antisemitic statements was never removed? Regardless of where the double standard comes from, Facebook must be held accountable. The Israeli lawsuit might correct the recent wrong but it will not stop the next one and those thereafter.

I have used Facebook for years as a platform to share my thoughts, comments, and articles. I value that platform because of its global reach. It has become such a part of our daily routine and social communication that it would be hard to refrain from using it. On the other hand, if you feel that there is a double standard in the treatment of Jews and Palestinians on the Social Network giant, speak up.

You can file complaints on Facebook’s Help Center and you don’t have to be Jewish, Muslim or anything else for that matter. You just have to be a proponent of truth, justice, fairness, and accountability for all mankind. If we don’t say anything, we have no right to complain when Israelis are getting stabbed to death on the streets of Israel or French Jews machine gunned in a Kosher supermarket or any other xenophobic acts take place.


Terror in Israel: Lone wolves are still wolves

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In the last month, Israel has reported almost 800 acts of terror. Much speculation arose in the media around the globe as to the possibility of a third Intifada slowly taking place. Yet, as of now, if we compare the current events to those of the First Intifada of 1987-1991 and of the Second Intifada of 2000-2005, we are not seeing an out-of-control uprising of a large number of Palestinians. It is simply too early to tell. There is little doubt that it could pick up more momentum and become a third Intifada, but for right now it appears to be a random series of acts of terror by Palestinians acting as “lone wolves”.

Frankly, the recent attacks on Israeli citizens–as isolated and sporadic as they have been–are still posing a great danger to everyday life in the land. They represent individual jihad more than a third Intifada, but at the end of the day, the same people are targeted, the same people are victimized and the same agenda is promoted. Terror is terror. Many unnecessary fatalities have been reported.

• Unpredictable Terror:
One of the grave dangers posed by this ongoing terrorism in Israel is the fact that each act of terror is very unpredictable and very different from other murderous acts.

Here are just a few:
• October 20: The stoning of a car forced an Israeli citizen to exit his vehicle and led him to be killed by a moving truck.
• October 18: A Palestinian grabbed the rifle off an IDF soldier, killed him and wounded eleven more people.
• October 16: A Palestinian disguised as a journalist stabs an IDF soldier
• October 13: A stabbing and shooting on a bus in Southern Jerusalem led to the killing of 4 people and wounding 15 more.
• October 1: Shooting to death of a young couple under the eyes of their wounded young children.

These acts are all different which makes them nearly impossible to predict or thwart. This unpredictability is possibly the greatest threat to Israel right now. Israel has become a world leader and expert on how to detect explosive devices ahead of their detonations. But how do you detect a knife made out of a school ruler? How do you predict the stoning of a car on the road? How do you avoid a car running into a group of people waiting at a bus stop? It is simple…You don’t.

• Cheap Terror:
Martyrdom has long been part of the Palestinian culture. Young Palestinians are indoctrinated at a very early age against Jewish people. They are told and taught about “killing Jews.” Death is part of the fabric of many Muslim countries in the Middle East, especially when it is connected to Israel. The promise of a “heavenly harem” of 72 virgins along with financial incentives to the families of homicide bombers have been common practice in Palestinian circles.

Not every Palestinian is keen on losing their life to “the cause”, but just about anyone would be willing to randomly hurt Israelis as they have done recently. This demands a very small investment of willing “Palestinian Martyrs” and thus is a cheap method of terror that becomes very attractive to many. We can expect a lot more of these acts in the upcoming weeks.

• Financed Terror:
It was good to hear that the US decided to cut its financial aid to Abbas by $80 million (why they still sent the remaining $290 million defies logic). Financial help to a terrorist group is basically terrorism. Why would we look at any other terror states such as Iran funding Hamas, Hezbollah or Al-Qaeda and see them as terror partners but ignore the United States involvement in terrorism?

Not one dollar of the $290 million that the United States sent Abbas in 2015 was ever justified unless of course we bought Abbas’ lies about Palestinians being the victims of the Israeli occupation. The fact that the US retained $80 million in funding shows that something is wrong, but it is akin to trying to get somebody to stop smoking by pulling a few cigarettes out of their pack and letting them smoke the rest. It simply won’t work.

This current wave of spontaneous terror attacks on Israeli citizens and soldiers is not an intifada per se, at least not an “old school” intifada. Yet it might end up being more damaging than the previous two intifadas. If creativity prevails, we will see more attacks in ways that nobody could predict. This has become a logistical nightmare for Israel. No wonder the mayor of Jerusalem recently announced to its Jewish residents that if they had a valid carry license, they should never leave home without a firearm.

The wolves attacking Israel might not come in packs and might be far from being well organized and structured, but they remain wolves with a ferocious appetite for Jewish lives. It is not about Jerusalem, it is not about the Temple Mount and it is not about the disputed territories. It is simply about the complete eradication of Israel and all Jews.

I still rest in the fact that God continues to be a Zionist and continues to protect Israel from complete destruction as we can read in Psalm 121:1-4:

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the LordWho made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.


The Pope who loved the Jews…Really?

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It doesn’t matter if you are Catholic or not, the Pope is an international figure that cannot be ignored. As a Jew, I do not fall under his authority like a Roman Catholic would, but I understand that he can be a very influential person.

Over the centuries, many popes have come and gone and those who truly loved the Jews were definitely few and far in between. I do not want to give the impression of being anti-Catholic, yet if history is our witness, the Catholic Church has often failed in the area of Judeo-Christian relations. Where the Church as a religious institution has failed, many catholic individuals succeeded, as there are many stories of Catholics loving, helping, hiding and protecting Jews over the centuries and especially during the Holocaust era.

The current Pope was introduced to the world as a “friend of the Jews”. He comes only a short fifty years after Vatican II and the famous Nostra Aetate  document also known as the “Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.” This short, very ecumenical document aimed at reconciling Jews, Muslims and Christians among other things. It is at that time, almost 1,700 years after the death of Yeshua (Jesus) that the Catholic Church decided to exonerate the Jews from the charge of deicide (the killing of God). That statement is worth reviewing: “Even though the Jewish authorities and those who followed their lead pressed for the death of Christ (cf. John 19:6), neither all Jews indiscriminately at that time, nor Jews today, can be charged with the crimes committed during his passion. lt is true that the Church is the new people of God, yet the Jews should not be spoken of as rejected or accursed as if this followed from holy Scripture. Consequently, all must take care, lest in catechizing or in preaching the Word of God, they teach anything which is not in accord with the truth of the Gospel message or the spirit of Christ.
There is no doubt that a clear attempt was made at exonerating the Jewish people from the death of Yeshua. But outside of a few within the leadership of the time along with a few of their Jewish followers, the corporate guilt for the death of Yeshua was established on a false premise.  A simple review of chapter 10 of the Gospel of John would probably have sufficed to see that Yeshua claimed to have given His own life for all. One doesn’t need to adhere to the Christian faith to even see that: “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father”.

Interestingly enough, within the same breath, that statement declares that “lt is true that the Church is the new people of God.” Such a theological construct is also based on a faulty biblical approach seeing Christians has having “replaced” Israel. Replacement Theology has always been very prevalent within the Catholic Church.

Fifty years and a few popes later, the Catholic Church has a new pontiff in Pope Francis, a Jesuit from Argentina. He has the reputation of having nurtured some very positive relationship with the Jewish community of Buenos Aires over the years. He even co-wrote the book On Heaven and Earth with Argentine rabbi Abraham Skorka.

Pope Francis’ relationship with the Jewish community seems sincere and has garnered him a trust from rabbis and Jewish leaders that had not been seen in decades. So it’s all good, right? Well maybe not! Ecumenism by nature is open to a wide array of various belief systems. It seeks a common denominator on which it can build its multicultural, multi-religious and tolerant agenda.

But the Pope should be careful in his ecumenical endeavor to make our world better. While it is our corporate responsibility to do all we can to improve our world–a concept found in Judaism as well, and known as tikkun olam (repairing the world)–it shouldn’t be done at anybody’s expense but to everybody’s benefit. Lately I would posit that the Vatican’s approach to the betterment of the world could end-up being very detrimental to Israel and the Jews.

The world reacted when Pope Francis was quoted saying to Mahmoud Abbas that he was “an angel of peace”. The media outlets were quick to react, the ADL was outraged and the blogosphere buzzed with negative excitement. How could a friend of the Jews call a terrorist an angel of peace? Was the Pope an anti-Semite after all? Many would have easily taken that road, but soon after the statement was published, an explanation followed. The Pope had simply given Abbas a medal that he had also given to other world leaders, telling the head of the Palestinian authority that he hoped that he could become an angel of peace. So calm was restored and the Pope had retained his good reputation with the Jews.

But did he?

I have to admit that calling Abbas an angel of peace would have been a grave mistake. This being said, is it truly better now that we understand that Pope Francis was encouraging a terrorist who clearly wants the total destruction of Israel? I think not!

To remove all doubt, the Vatican also decided a few weeks ago to sign a new treaty to recognize the Palestinian State. The Vatican has been in favor of the recognition of Palestine since 2012, but this upcoming treaty would “formally recognize Palestine”. This will be a blow to Israel and the Jewish people, but it will also hurt the reputation that the Catholic Church has been working hard at changing at least for the last five decades. How can a friend of the Jews mingle with a terrorist and officially recognize a terrorist state bent on eradicating the Jewish people?

Many Jewish people worldwide do not trust the Catholic Church and/or catholic people. While many Catholics were friendly to Jews, like the family of peasants who hid my mother and her cousins during the Holocaust years, they weren’t the norm. Looking at history, words like forced baptisms, forced conversions, Crusades, Inquisition, Pogroms and Holocaust come to mind when a Jewish person is asked about the Catholic Church. While I recognize that even using these words to describe the Catholic Church represents painting with very broad strokes, the connection is real, it is painful and in many cases the wounds are still open.

Pope Francis recent dealings with Abbas and decision to officially recognize Palestine could very well destroy five decades of Judeo-catholic rapprochement and even ad some salt to these wounds. Catholics are part of what is known as Christendom and as such are considered Christians. Next time one of your Jewish friends tells you that ALL Christians are anti-Semitic, even though that isn’t a true statement, the opposite might be a bit more difficult to defend.


Jerusalem Synagogue massacre: Israel’s enemies unite in thoughts, words and deeds!

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Scene of terror attack in Jerusalem synagogueOn Tuesday November 18, 2014 many Jewish people around the world were gathered in their respective synagogues for worship and prayer. For pious Jews, synagogue attendance is part of a regular routine that punctuates their daily schedule. Prayer is like breathing; you simply can’t function without it. It was Elie Wiesel in Night who, asked by Moshe from the synagogue why he prayed, answered: “Why did I pray? A strange question. Why did I live? Why did I breathe?”

 It was in the midst of a daily service that the lives of the congregants of ultra-orthodox synagogue Kehilat Bnei Torah were changed forever. Apparently “inspired” by the butchers of ISIS, two Palestinian cousins, hatchet and gun in hand, barged inside the house of prayer and killed four people–three of them rabbis– and wounded many more. The death toll was raised to five when one of the first responding police officers who was shot in the head, died within hours. This was the worst attack in Jerusalem since 2008.

My heart goes out to the families of the victims as well as the community around that particular synagogue. But it really is the whole worldwide Jewish community who was hit on Tuesday. I have often said that the new anti-Semitism finds all Jews guilty of Israel’s “crimes” as if by proxy, regardless of their locale. While this concept is not rooted in logic, a similar one–that one with merit– relating to the global Jewish community, makes all Jews mourn when they hear of the loss of a fellow Jew. For that reason, I mourn our loss and I denounce the barbarism of the perpetrators.

Passed the obvious outrage about this unspeakable act of terrorism, we need to consider the crimes beyond the crime, as we have also witnessed much more anti-Semitism than that of the two Palestinian murderers. What was the world’s response to this third act of terrorism in Jerusalem in the last month?

President Obama, appeared to be denouncing this bloody carnage when he said:“ The murderers for today’s outrageous acts represent the kind of extremism that threatens to bring all of the Middle East into the kind of spiral from which it’s very difficult to emerge,” yet I am trying to understand what he really meant when he said: “But we have to remind ourselves that the majority of Palestinians and Israelis overwhelmingly want peace and to be able to raise their families knowing they’re safe and secure.”

I don’t doubt that the majority of Israelis want peace in the region. I am also aware that even in the midst of the Jewish community, there might be some who do not wish for peace with the Palestinians and might even display some signs of racism. Let’s remember that racism is part of human nature and as such it exists globally. This being said, the vast majority of Israelis do want peace.

On the other hand, I strongly disagree with President Obama regarding the Palestinian desire for peace. Come on Mr. President, it was only minutes after the crime that Palestinians were celebrating on the streets, holding pictures of the two terrorists as heroes and passing out candy. Even Hamas leadership was very clear in their position as they praised the attack on the synagogue. Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas denounced the attack, but of course he remained silent when it came to voice his disagreement with Hamas. It wouldn’t be the first time that Mr. Abbas speaks from both sides of his mouth. Let us not forget that Hamas and Fatah are at peace and working together to promote the establishment of the State of Palestine. According to Hamas’ charter, Israel and the Jewish people must disappear for Palestine to exist, as is clearly stated in several of their 36 articles.

Article 8 The Hamas document reiterates the Muslim Brotherhood’s slogan of “Allah is its goal, the Prophet is the model, the Qur’an its constitution, jihad its path, and death for the sake of Allah its most sublime belief.

Article 13 There is no negotiated settlement possible. Jihad is the only answer.

As a Jew, I must ask: “What part of ‘they want to kill us ALL’ do you not understand Mr. President?” In the meantime, the US and the EU continue to fund the Palestinian Authority indiscriminately. Does that make them co-conspirators or co-perpetrators?

Aside from the two direct perpetrators, the myriad of cheering Palestinian supporters and various world governments making empty statements, we also must consider how the media kicked Israel and the Jewish people while they were down–a common practice, so it seems. The bias is nauseating!

  • CNN originally reported that the attack was perpetrated on a mosque not a synagogue (most likely a mistake, but seriously!?)

Once again, in the midst of a bloodbath, Israel’s enemies have joined forces. Perpetrators, supporters and reporters all seems to look at the Middle East crisis through the same warped lenses of bias and anti-Semitism. Long gone are the days when I gave them all the benefit of the doubt and allowed them to claim ignorance. There was malice in the act itself, there was malice in those supporting it and there was even malice in the heart of those reporting the tragedy.

In Psalm 133:1 we read Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! As the enemies of Israel continue to stand together in defiance of the real meaning of this beautiful passage of Scripture, we, the Jews and the friends of Israel must dwell together, hold hands and keep each other in a prayerful vigil.

There has never been a more appropriate time to remember God’s promise to Abraham and the Jewish people in Bereshit (Genesis):

I will bless those who bless you and I will curse him who curses you”.


What do Lena Dunham and the Palestinians have in common?

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I normally don’t give this spoiled brat any attention, however, due to recent events that have come to light, I feel a certain obligation to my audience to point out some important comparisons between these stompy footed toddlers.

In the past few days, brave members of the media have unleashed an excerpt from Lena Dunham’s book in which she describes in great specificity her penchant for sexual misconduct with her sister.

This is the exact quote from her book:

“Do we all have uteruses?” I asked my mother when I was seven.

“Yes,” she told me. “We’re born with them, and with all our eggs, but they start out very small. And they aren’t ready to make babies until we’re older.”

I looked at my sister, now a slim, tough one-year-old, and at her tiny belly. I imagined her eggs inside her, like the sack of spider eggs in Charlotte’s Web, and her uterus, the size of a thimble.

“Does her vagina look like mine?”

“I guess so,” my mother said. “Just smaller.”

One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn’t resist, and when I saw what was inside I shrieked. “My mother came running. “Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!”

My mother didn’t bother asking why I had opened Grace’s vagina. This was within the spectrum of things that I did. She just got on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been such a success. H/T Truth Revolt

And this quote from her book which I won’t even mention because that gives her an endorsement:

“As she grew, I took to bribing her for her time and affection: one dollar in quarters if I could do her makeup like a ‘motorcycle chick’. Three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds. Whatever she wanted to watch on TV if she would just ‘relax on me’. Basically, anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying.”

And this:

“I shared a bed with my sister, Grace, until I was seventeen years old. She was afraid to sleep alone and would begin asking me around 5:00 P.M. every day whether she could sleep with me. I put on a big show of saying no, taking pleasure in watching her beg and sulk, but eventually I always relented. Her sticky, muscly little body thrashed beside me every night as I read Anne Sexton, watched reruns of SNL, sometimes even as I slipped my hand into my underwear to figure some stuff out.” H/T Truth Revolt

When this article by Truth Revolt came out, written by Ben Shapiro, Lena Dunham went on a spiral meltdown and threatened to sue Ben for quoting her exact words.   A totalitarian Fascist who has been spoiled her entire life screaming over the first amendment rights of Freedom of the Press. I am so proud of Ben for standing up to this bully who has only Judd Apatow to hide behind. Lena attempts to force feed herself down people’s throats in which her narcissism demands the world accept her even if we have no interest in anything she writes, acts, directs or produces.  What’s next, the Lena Dunham SS will go house to house arresting Americans if we don’t have Girls on every Sunday night? I wouldn’t be surprised. Now she is threatening to sue Truth Revolt for what they claim are only accusations.  Obviously, the publishers could have been so thrilled to have a contract with her that they completely overlooked or ignored such a disturbing piece of evidence that points out the sexual molestation she engaged in with her sister.  Even Benson and Stabler from SVU would agree.

I decided to do some comparisons between the two to show the ways both play the victim and narcissism of one group and one woman and how they handle rejection. (A 12 step program and accepting things they can’t change would be prudent for both)

  1. Lena was given a 3 million dollar advance for her book. When people called her out on the sexual misconduct, she threatened to take people to court with false allegations that the “right-wing media” was attacking her.
  2. When Israel was defending itself from Hamas rockets during Protective Edge, Machmoud Abbas threatened to report Israel to the ICC and file criminal charges against Israel.
  3. Lena was born into old money and was given everything most children will never experience. Summer camp and homes in the Hamptons. Rather than going to studios with her hand out, she should use her own money to invest in her productions if they are that worthy of being seen by the public.
  4. After the war in Gaza ended, the Palestinians went straight to other countries with their hand out demanding, begging, pleading for money to rebuild Gaza instead of using what is in their Swiss bank accounts.
  5. When Israel approved 500 new apartments in East Jerusalem, the Palestinians screamed occupation went to their sugar daddy at the United Nations to insist the security council convene and deem the construction “illegal settlements.”  The Palestinians also sobbed to their other sugar Daddy, John Kerry to force Israel to stop the plans claiming “this hurts the peace plan that we never wanted in the first place.”
  6. When Truth Revolt divulged the sexual misconduct quote from Lena Dunham’s book, she went ballistic and threatened to sue them.I supposed the first amendment is illegal to everyone except her.
  7. In my humble opinion, Lena’s parents over indulged her with gifts, money, the best schools, the best vacations and the most ultra elite circles that has led to the success she enjoys today.  Obviously something is being covered up.  If a seven year old is touching another child’s vagina, the parents in this woman’s life need to be questioned.  Despite the radical feminists defending Lena, I can assure you as a Mom, this is not normal 7 year old exploratory behavior.
  8. The Palestinians are the most spoiled, overindulged, catered to population that has ever existed in this world. They have been given billions of dollars that have produced terrorism, violence, tunnels, destruction against Israel.  More importantly, Palestinian children too have been subjected to the cycle of violence and abuse that is a perpetual sickness in Arab culture.  The culture of rape and incest in the Muslim world and passed down from one generation to another.  This too is a cycle that has yet to be addressed in the Muslim world, is covered up in Palestinian society. Rather, they scapegoat Israel for their sins against each other.
  9. Lena made the decision to scapegoat Ben Shapiro to cover up the sick, sexual degradation she engaged in with her sister. Rather than take responsibility for what she wrote, she blamed conservatives for reporting the truth.
  10. Lena has Judd Apatow has her sugar daddy.  The Palestinians have the UN and John Kerry as theirs.
  11. Both are darlings of the media elite playing the sympathy card and get the protection that should be denied to them. Circling the wagons as they say.  One is lauded as a beacon of women’s rights and the other as a freedom fighter. However, both have used a child/children as disposable collateral to advance the left’s view that liberal sex with anyone is normal and the latter that children should be used as human shields in order to make Israel look like ethnic cleansers of wars that are always instigated by the Arabs.

Lena Dunham and the Palestinians whine, cry and moan to the  media when they are rejected for their dishonest display of taking responsibility for their own behavior.  Rather, it’s always someone else’s fault when their questionable behavior and intentions backfires on them. Here’s a word of advice; Stick to your own radical groups.  We’re not interested in what either of you are selling.  We’re just not that into you.


UPDATE: Palestinians not banned from Israeli buses

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Contrary to earlier reports that Palestinians will be banned from Israeli buses, Moshe Ya’alon has only required certain PA workers to use the same checkpoint going to work and returning to the Palestinian Authority in the evening:

What Ya’alon did do, as reported today (Sunday, Oct. 26) by The Jerusalem Post and The Knesset Channel, was create a plan that will soon require PA Arab workers to return to their homes each night in the PA via the same checkpoint through which they earlier entered Israel.

There is no start date yet for the program, which will begin with one major checkpoint, reportedly the Eyal checkpoint near the PA Arab city of Qalqilya. (H/T Jewish Press)

No date has been set for this program, however, this will make the job of the security forces easier to track those traveling through the Eyal checkpoints and those who are not returning at the end of the day. The issue comes down to one thing; those who don’t return raise suspicions.  This new policy will ensure a tighter and more regulated way of keeping Israel secure.

The left has already claimed racism and “APARTHEID” for a policy that was only a rumor.


Will the EU pseudo-historic PALENSTEIN creation come to life soon?

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In 1818, English author Mary Shelley published her first edition of “Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus”. This is the tale of the creation of a grotesque creature based on a cadaver taken through a series of pseudo-scientific experiments. In the book, Dr. Victor Frankenstein attempted and achieved the impossible. He managed to bring “life” into something that shouldn’t be alive. In a sense, Dr. Frankenstein decided to play God and created the monster that over the years has become known itself as “Frankenstein”.

Currently, there is a growing trend within the European Union that could very well lead to the birth of yet another grotesque creature that would come to being ex nihilo, or out of nothing. I am talking about the bringing to life of a country that never existed for a people that has been created for the sole purpose of supplanting the people who belong. I am talking about the creation and birth of PALENSTEIN!

For several years now, the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas –currently in the tenth year of his 4-year term (you read it right!)– has been pushing hard on as many doors as he could for the recognition of Palestine. He relentlessly makes his yearly appearance at the United Nations General Assembly, each September to plead with the world for the establishment of Palestine. He managed to get the UNESCO to recognize Palestine in 2011. But we must also realize that many countries around the world already recognize The Palestinian bid for statehood. Many of these countries have a substantial Muslim population or are blatantly anti-Israel. Of course, as you have heard me mention for a while now, anti-Israel really means anti-Semitic. The United Nation did approve the recognition of the State of Palestine in 2012, yet no European Union member countries had officially followed suit.

Yet, more countries than you might think actually support the birth of PALENSTEIN (134 since the first bid of 1988). But what we are seeing develop at this moment is unique and somewhat symptomatic of the times we live in. The European Union has now decided to jump on the politically correct bandwagon in what appears to be some sort of a snowball effect started by Sweden on October 3rd, 2014. Even though Hungary, Poland and Slovakia recognize Palestine and are part of the EU, they did so before joining. Keep in mind also that these countries are three of the most virulently anti-Semitic in Europe.

New Prime Minister of Sweden from the Red-Green party, Stefan Löfven made the announcement that Sweden now recognizes Palestine. The statement he made, following his declaration was so antithetical to a genuine solution for two co-existing states that it makes one wonder if he even read it before it was officially made. He said: The conflict between Israel and Palestine can only be solved with a two-state solution, negotiated in accordance with international law. A two-state solution requires mutual recognition and a will to peaceful co-existence. Sweden will therefore recognize the state of Palestine.

What went through his mind? A two-state solution does “require mutual recognition” but it is a known fact that neither Abbas nor his partner Khaled Mashal (Hamas’ leader) want to recognize Israel, while Israel is willing to negotiate if it is indeed a two-way street. Mahmoud Abbas has claimed numerous times that he refuses to recognize Israel as a Jewish State.

Additionally, as we have seen recently with the Gaza War, “a will to peaceful co-existence” is a move that only Israel is prepared to make. And if anyone believes that the settlements are the road blocks to a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn!

But, the creation of PALENSTEIN is getting even closer since, in a bold move following Sweden, the British Parliament passed a resolution (274-to-12) to recognize Palestine. While the vote was not binding on the British government it is highly symptomatic of the tide of change taking place in Western Europe right now. The betrayal continues to grow.

France–the European country with the largest Muslim community–is also considering recognizing Palestine. Prime minister Laurent Fabius is ready to make the move if as he said on October 15: “It brings peace to the region”. Maybe Mr. Fabius would like to pitch in on the purchase of the Brooklyn Bridge?

It is interesting to note that Sweden’s Muslim population has doubled in the last 14 years to reach an estimated total of 40% by 2030. Britain will be 40% Muslim, the Netherlands 45%, Germany 40% as well as France over 50%.  All within the next 15 years. This basically means that these countries–once bastions of the “Old Europe” will cease to exist as democracies. Eurabia (term coined by author Bat Y’or in her seminal work of the same title) is well on its way, and faster than we think. The European Union shouldn’t try to play God!

Maybe we should look at these events as the birth pangs of the last days. The European Union nearly concerted betrayal of Israel proves only one thing and that is the fact that Mashiach is on His way back. When in the Bible I read that the whole world will turn against Israel, I never wondered why, because I knew all along that HaSatan the ultimate enemy of Israel and of course of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is behind it all.
 …and in that day, I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem 
     (Zechariah 12:9)


U.S. pledges an additional $212 million aid to the Palestinians

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday pledged $212 million of immediate U.S. aid to the Palestinians, bringing the total to over $400 million.

The pledge was made at an international conference in Cairo, where nations and organizations pledged more than $5 billion to rebuild the war-ravaged Gaza Strip after this summer’s 50-day war.

“The people of Gaza do need our help desperately,” Kerry said in a speech today in Cairo at a donor conference for reconstruction of Gaza. “Not tomorrow, not next week but they need it now.”

“We come here with a sense of awesome responsibility and even resignation about the challenge that we face because we all know that so much more needs to be done, even though there have been encouraging steps,” he said.

Kerry said the money will help the Palestinian Authority meet its budgetary needs for “relief and reconstruction” efforts, including the immediate distribution of food and medicine, repairing the region’s water and sanitation system, and rebuilding homes before winter.

The largest pledge at the Reconstructing Gaza conference came from Qatar. Foreign Minister Khaled bin Mohammed al-Attiyah promised to contribute $1 billion.

Qatar’s close ties to Hamas and other Islamists—including the main al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Nusra Front—has caused friction with its Gulf neighbors since the onset of the Arab Spring three years ago. Qatar’s regional profile has grown through its backing of Islamist movements during this period.

The deputy prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Ziad Abu Amr, admitted that Qatar “wants to be there” in Gaza when the rebuilding takes place. He claims that the reconstruction will take place under a modified political setup that excludes Hamas because Western donors including the U.S., the U.K. and the European Union can’t legally give money directly to Hamas, which they deem a terrorist group.

Who will oversee this political setup to ensure American taxpayers’ money isn’t a pay day for the Muslim Brotherhood?

John Kerry also said without a long-term commitment to peace, any donor money would be nothing more than “a Band-Aid fix.”

“Out of this conference must come not just money, but a renewed commitment from everybody to work for a peace that meets the aspirations of all — for Israelis, for Palestinians, and for all the peoples of this region,” he said.

Is this U.S. foreign aid really contributing to a peace effort if materials end up in Hamas’ possession?

There have been questions raised in the past as to where some of the U.S. aid to this region was used.

It is unclear how much of this material, if any, wound up with Hamas—an estimate the Israelis didn’t make.

Uncertainty like this is troubling to Israel and should raise questions with all Americans. It’s implausible to send millions of dollars into Gaza, knowing Hamas has de facto control, and somehow think that money won’t be used against Israel.

At some point a line must be drawn between providing foreign aid and committing treason.

This article was crossposted.