Monday, July 28, 2014

'The Nations' vs Israel: Anti-Semitism On The Rise

With every passing day we see more and more protests against Israel (a scenario that deserves its own commentary - as such protests defy any shred of logic and thus points to the supernatural nature of Israel's relationship with a secular world) - as the nations line up in concert in the ongoing efforts to destroy the Nation of Israel. 

 Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Friday evening to protest Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and demand an end to the violence that has reportedly killed nearly 850 Palestinians.

Police scrambled to corral the demonstrators, which officers estimated numbered between 2,000 and 3,000, as they flooded into the busy streets around Times Square.

In New York City, the crowd marched through the bustling evening streets of Midtown Manhattan chanting "Free, free Palestine!" and "1,2,3,4, stop the killing, stop the war!"
It was unclear who organized the protest, which drew demonstrators to the city from miles away.

A local government authority in the United Kingdom has openly worked with a pro-Hamas group which masquerades as a charity, Breitbart London can exclusively reveal. 
Preston City Council, which is run by the Labour Party, was forced to change its plans to fly the Palestinian flag over the town hall following protests and complaints. Breitbart London can now reveal that the group the council was working with has previously hosted meetings in which they express open and vocal support for the terrorist group Hamas.
Council leader Peter Rankin said: "I am pleased to be able to demonstrate our sympathy with the Palestinians through raising their flag over the town hall. We are also exploring other ways in which we can help and support Gaza.

Towards the end of his speech, Master lavishes praise upon a friend of his who he claims wore a Palestinian football shirt with the name "HAMAS" printed on the back. He said, "We need to have that attitude because we are all now Palestinians in this day and age, we are all now Gazans in this day and age. And in this day and age brothers and sisters, we are all Hamas".
Master is a long-standing union member, formerly a Labour Party activist, and has served as a trustee for the Fishergate Hill mosque which has been fundraising for years, though only recently received the green light from the same council which flew the Palestinian flag. The mosque's plans were approved in April of this year. 
The current space used for the mosque has also been the subject of primary school trips for British children, raising concerns that kids are being introduced to Hamas sympathisers.

Jewish people in Britain are enduring a backlash of attacks, bomb threats and anti-semitic insults fuelled by the bloodshed in Gaza.
More than 100 hate crimes have been recorded by police and community groups this month, more than double the usual number.
Community safety groups fear the total could be the second highest ever recorded, after an explosion of violence during the 2009 Gaza war.
In several disturbing cases attackers have invoked the Holocaust and even shouted: ‘Heil Hitler’ at victims.
A rabbi was attacked by four Muslim teenagers outside a Jewish boarding school in Gateshead in one of the most serious incidents.
In Belfast, bricks were thrown at the city’s only synagogue, smashing windows on two consecutive nights.
Groups of Asian men chanted 'Heil Hitler’ as they drove through a Jewish area of Manchester, throwing missiles at passers-by.
In north London, one pro-Israel organisation received a telephone bomb threat and a Jewish boy riding a bicycle had a stone thrown at his head by a woman in a niqab.
More than 100 incidents have been reported to the Community Security Trust (CST), a charity that helps to protect Jews, since the start of this month.

French police arrested 70 people at a banned pro-Palestinian Arab protest in central Paris on Saturday that degenerated into clashes between demonstrators and armor-clad riot squads, AFP reports.
The rally had drawn 4,000 people to the capital's Place de la Republique, the interior ministry said, while organizers put the turnout at 10,000.
Police who stepped in to disperse the rally responded with tear gas when they were targeted with rocks and other projectiles. About 12 police were slightly injured.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said while the young people protesting had been mostly peaceful, "there were troublemakers at this demonstration", some of whom had come armed with the intention to cause violence.
"There were 70 arrests and 30 (of them) have been detained, some of whom had significant weapons, including clubs... and knuckle-dusters,"AFP quoted him as having said.
The demonstration against Israel's operation in Gaza came after other protests last weekend in Paris and a suburb that had also initially been banned descended into chaos

Thousands of people protested in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam on Sunday against what some labelled Israel's “genocide in Gaza”, AFPreported, citing local media.
State broadcaster NOS said as many as 10,000 people took part in the demonstration against Israel's defensive operation in Gaza, with marchers waving posters reading: "Free Palestine" and "No Dutch support for Palestinian genocide".
The event was organized by a coalition of pro-Palestinian Arab organizations in the Netherlands, according to a Facebook events page.

Similar earlier demonstrations saw hundreds of Muslim extremists attacked a major synagogue in Paris, provoking clashes with Jewish youths who rushed to defend the site and worshippers trapped inside.
There have also been anti-Israel protests in Berlin. Footage of one of these protests showed hundreds of demonstrators chanting in German, “Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come on out and fight on your own”.

Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when thousands of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned organizers in a television address that they would be held responsible for any clashes and could be prosecuted for ignoring a ban that was confirmed by the country's top administrative court.

According to the interior ministry, some 2,000 police were sent to the Place de la Republique to surround the demonstrators, which numbered about 5,000.

Protesters were seen waiving Palestinian flags, chanting "We are all Palestinians" and carrying placards reading: "Zionists, terrorists". At least one Israeli flag was burned, a Reuters photographer said.

US President Barack Obama exerted “heavy pressure” on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a phone call Sunday to end Operation Protective Edge in Gaza immediately, according to Channel 2 television.

Obama reportedly agreed to the idea of an unconditional ceasefire, to be followed by discussion of Hamas's demands for easing of sanctions on Gaza. This is the formula that the Egyptians had offered, and which Israel favored, whereas Hamas wanted easing of sanctions to be agreed from the outset. However, Obama would not close the door on involvement by Qatar and Turkey in the negotiations, despite Israel's opposition.
Netanyahu's demand that Gaza be demilitarized was reportedly swept aside by Obama, who said that he saw such an arrangement as part of an overall peace deal to be reached between Israel and the Palestinians, and not as part of a ceasefire with Hamas.

According to an official US statement, Obama “made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now and leads to a permanent cessation of hostilities based on the November 2012 ceasefire agreement.”

Figures from an Israeli intelligence center highlight how, in the Israeli-Palestinian wars, even the awful tangibles of counting and sorting the dead have become part of a non-fact-based narrative that plays a decisive role in Israel’s asymmetric conflicts.

Palestinian sources in Hamas-controlled Gaza claim that roughly 75 percent of all the dead were civilians. As of Friday at 3 p.m., the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported, 857 Palestinians had been killed, 649 of them civilians, of whom 194 were children.

That final figure is crushing. Even if it is highly inflated, and some of the children are actually teens who took part in the warfare, there is no stepping around the enormity of the tragedy for the families in Gaza. And this article in no way seeks to make light of those losses.

But the 75 percent figure is more than merely tragic. It calls into question the very legitimacy of Israel’s actions, of its right to defend itself in the manner it has chosen.
Yet while it has been widely quoted as fact, a recent Israeli report, along with the facts stated about each fallen Palestinian in Gaza in an Al Jazeera list, reveal a far more reasonable balance, one that would seem to be very much in line with recent NATO offensives and other US foreign wars.
The Meir Amit Intelligence and Information Center found, on July 23, that 775 people had been killed in Gaza, of whom 229 were militants or terrorists (135 Hamas, 60 Islamic Jihad, 34 from other terror organizations); 267 were civilians; and 279 could not yet be classified.
Many of the Palestinian figures subsequently quoted, by the UN and other international organizations, “are not worth the paper they’re written on,” Reuven Erlich, the director of the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, told The Times of Israel. “They’re based mostly on Palestinian sources in Gaza, who have a vested interest in showing that we’re killing many civilians.”

His center, he said, thoroughly researches the casualties. In order to ascertain an accurate identity of the dead, the center’s staff researches the person’s background on Palestinian websites and searches for information about their funerals and for other hints that could shed light on the person’s true occupation.
The authorities in Gaza generally count every young man who did not wear a uniform as a civilian — even if he was involved in terrorist activity and was therefore considered by the IDF a legitimate target, military sources said.

Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce and U.S. President Barack Obama called for a ceasefire but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end fighting withIsrael.
Hamas said it had endorsed a call by the United Nations for a pause in the fighting in light of the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which begins on Monday.
Some firing of rockets continued after the time that Hamas had announced it would put its guns aside and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu questioned the validity of the truce.
Obama spoke by phone on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and stressed the need for an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, the White House said.
Urging a permanent end to hostilities on the basis of the 2012 ceasefire agreement, Obama added that "ultimately, any lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must ensure the disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarization of Gaza."
Israeli artillery guns also fired barrages into the Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported, although the objects of the fire was initially unclear.
"Hamas doesn't even accept its own ceasefire, it's continuing to fire at us as we speak," Netanyahu said in an interview with CNN, adding that Israel would "take whatever action is necessary to protect our people".

Islamic Jihad has “many more surprises up its sleeve,” said Abdullah Shalah, head of the terror group said Sunday. In an interview on an Arab satellite station, Shalah said that “We have a store of strategic weapons that we have never used,” but was prepared to bring out against Israel if the war in Gaza continued. With that, he did not specify what those weapons were.

According to sources in Gaza, those weapons are Iranian-made “Zelzal” missiles, an unguided missile that can carry a payload of up to 600 kg (1,323 pounds) of explosives for a distance of up to 200 kilometers. Speaking to the Donia Alwattan news site, the sources, which claim to be close to Islamic Jihad, did not say how many such missiles the terror group had, adding that “this is their 'judgement day' weapon.”

Earlier Sunday, a report in the British newspaper The Telegraph said that Hamas had signed an arms deal with North Korea in order to replenish its depleted rocket arsenal, after thousands were either fired at Israeli civilians or destroyed in IDF strikes in recent weeks. The report cited senior security sources who claimed that the deal, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, had already been signed, having been made via Lebanese intermediaries. Hamas has reportedly made an initial down payment in cash to Pyongyang, and is hoping for an imminent delivery to Gaza.

According to Israeli intelligence sources, North Korea has been providing other forms of aid to Hamas as well. North Korean experts are believed to have played a crucial role in helping Hamas build its vast network of "terror tunnels", designed to enable deadly infiltration attacks into Israel, based on the model of the authoritarian state's own complex tunnel network under the Demilitarized Zone with South Korea - believed to be the most sophisticated such network in the world.

Moscow has threatened to end security arrangements it has with the United States and the European Union should they impose additional sanctions as a result of what they claims is Russian “complicity” in aiding the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by pro-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine.

In a strong statement, the Russian foreign ministry referred to the “slander” by White House press secretary Josh Ernest when he characterized as “Russian complicity” the downing of MH-17.
“Judging by the relentless slander campaign against Russia organized by the American administration, they are being more and more guided by blatant lies when pursuing their foreign policy,” the foreign ministry said.
Moscow is expected to maintain its role in asserting its influence in Ukraine to develop a buffer against the West and intends to take advantage of potential fissures which appear to be developing in the Kiev government.
Moscow also maintains a stranglehold not only on Ukraine but Europe itself through the supply of natural gas on which Europe is highly dependent, as is Ukraine which owes Moscow billions of dollars in back payments for the natural gas it has received.
As an added measure, Russia also could threaten to cut off Ukraine’s supply which, in turn, will have an impact on the flow of natural gas to Europe.
Future sanctions from Europe would add to that prospect, in addition to cutting off any further security ties.


Caver said...

It sure looks like Bibi has forced Obama and Kerry's hand. Unmasked them, so to speak.

By Kerry meeting with only Hamas supporters and then bringing back a cease fire proposal that adds nothing to Israel's safety.

Then BO calling and demanding an immediate cease fire with nothing for Israel.....just stop protecting yourselves.

I think the cat's out of the bag. Protecting yourself is fine and noble as long as you don't damage Hamas's infrastructure, leadership, and weapons stores and manufacturing capabilities.

This man is so transparent.....

Scott said...

Exactly caver. I just hope bibi doesnt fall under US pressure. We'll see but the US can sure exert a LOT of pressure. Hopefully he will realize what he would be getting into by caving in to US pressure

Dutch Treat said...

Scott, I've been following this blog now for about 4 years; and was scrolling through it last night before going to bed. I noticed something I've never seen before here. Articles you posted earlier in the day were already on the second page of your blog. Fasten your seatbelts folks. We're flying at breakneck speed. For soon the day will come when no seatbelt will be able to restrain us.

Scott said...

Dutch. You are so right !! Believe me ive noticed that. In fact honestly things are moving so fast that by the time i have finished the morning update there are already newer updates i could post but just dont have the time. Also, by the time i get home at night, rather than giving a brief update i really have to start all over in the cycle. Also with any given update, im only able to cover around 1/2 to 1/3 of the usual searches because there are so many pertinent stories i have to stop and catch the other sites later with time permitting. Things are moving very very fast right now. Unlike any other time i have seen before

KemBlank said...

This message really is encouraging and something much needed in today's world. We are in the shadow of the tribulation as Scott puts it.

Mrs.C said...

Watch the North dear the North...

"Lebanon’s Grand Mufti calls for 'jihad' to liberate Palestinians"

"Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, the country’s leading Sunni authority, called for “jihad” against Israel to liberate “Palestine’s sacred land from Jewish foreign occupation.”

Jihad “is the duty of each and every one of you no matter how much sacrifices are made,” said Qabbani while speaking at the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Beirut, according to a report in the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star on Monday.

He also lamented the lack of Arab action in confronting Israel’s ongoing operation in Gaza."

Mrs.C said...

"Two rockets fired from Lebanon apparently fail to reach Israel "

Conservative Tom said...

I agree with everything that is being said here. I also write a blog entitled Conservative Musings


Scott said...

Thats big news imo mrs c. Very very big. Wow. Ive been watching the north. Geezz im gone a few hours and miss out:)

Mrs.C said...

Yes indeed dear Brother :) The North...
Live cams over Gaza right now, and for hours now, lots of flares, lots of artillery into Gaza. Israel is really pounding the terrorists! Whew!

Mrs.C said...

Caver here on Mrs C's puter

This is pretty incredible, 3 live cams going at the same time. The fighting has moved much closer to the cameras, on the balcony of a high rise. Its an Arab husband wife team....she's still pretty calm but he's getting scared and very nervous.

This is the most intense I've seen it. Perhaps Israel is delivering a message to BO/Kerry or Lebanon...or both.

Ground troops are moving it, 3-4 flairs at a time have that part of the city lit up like daytime.

Sounds I'm able to identify are....
Small / Medium automatic weapons
M-79 grenade launchers

Lots of things going on in Gaza city tonight.....but sleep ain't one of them.

Scott said...

hey could you put that link back up for us?

Scott said...

to their credit, CNN has had some good coverage of this and have had a lot of footage recently including tonight..from that I can see things are escalating tonight

Mrs.C said...

Mrs.C this time :) Here ya go...

Mrs.C said...

BTW, reminder, there are three active screens right now for example. When they are active they have "live" in red, located in the bottom right of each screen. Otherwise, they say "off air"...

Mrs.C said...

The constant humming you here, are Israeli drones. They fly 24/7...assessing targets...

Scott said...

Many thanks (whichever "C" I'm talking to LOL - I'm having trouble keeping up with the Cs tonite :)

Mrs.C said...

LOL - For right now, He's nighty - night...not feeling well :( Something weird happened with this particular computer, and only I can log on to it. It doesnt recognize his email address...who knows...probably the cat dancing across the keyboard! lol

Scott said...

Sorry he's not feeling well. Tell him he needs some Boston Market Turkey and dressing :)

Mrs.C said...

Will do Brother :)