Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Betrayal of the Intellectual

I don't accuse intellectuals of bias or of anti-Semitism but too many of them are certainly guilty of intellectual laziness.
Too many American and European intellectuals have taken moral relativism to its absurd extreme, falling back upon the 'validity of every narrative' and repeating the mantra that 'every story has two sides.' They treat those who have a clear moral stance as primitive. For them, if you take a moral stand or choose a side in a conflict you must lack the necessary tolerance to "see the other side."
It seems a distant memory but not long ago intellectuals did the exact opposite. They were the ones who helped us differentiate between good and evil, between right and wrong, between justice and injustice. They didn't delve into the childhood of Senator McCarthy or ask whether the Germans felt a genuine sense of hardship. The debate wasn't over feelings but the essence of truth.
The betrayal of the intellectuals was especially noticeable during the days of the operation in Gaza. Ostensibly, there should be no question as to who enlightened people should support; on one side of the conflict stands a western democracy, governed by the rule of law, which warns civilians before striking legitimate terrorist targets. On the other side stands an Islamist terrorist organization, homophobic and misogynistic, committed to killing Jews, which does all in its power to murder innocent civilians and hides behind its own women and children when carrying out its vicious attacks.
But those intellectuals see it differently. For them, the Palestinians are suffering more and so they must be right. Why? Because they have turned suffering into the only measure of justice.
The suffering in Gaza is truly heartbreaking, but the causes are not clear cut. When Hamas forces civilians to stand on the roof of a building which is used as a terrorist command center despite knowing that the building will be attacked (and they know because we warn them), who are we to hold responsible? When Hamas places rockets and explosives inside UN schools and fires from within hospitals, who are we to hold responsible? When Hamas fires thousands of rockets and mortars at the cities of Israel and fails to kill hundreds of our children only because of our technological edge and the Iron Dome missile defense system should we blame ourselves for suffering less?
Those intellectuals betrayed themselves because they refuse to answer these questions or even to truly appreciate the complex global reality in which we all now live. Instead they stare at the photographs of the injured children in Gaza and compete as to who is the most outraged.
Hamas, of course, is acutely aware of the weakness of many western intellectuals and treats them as a tool in its propaganda war. There is significant intelligence information -- not only in the hands of Israeli intelligence -- which shows that Hamas believes, theologically, that there is no barrier to sacrificing the lives of the children of Gaza to garner sympathy in the western media. Those who are aware of the intelligence also know how the Hamas sees western intellectuals who buy into their gruesome propaganda -- they are a tool, to be used and to be mocked.

By Yair Lapid -  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yair-lapid/the-betrayal-of-the-intel_b_5652216.html

Friday, July 25, 2014

Harsh Realities

CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and most mainstream media outlets have taken upon themselves the role of modern day Das Reich; a Nazi media outlet who specialized in propaganda. The same propaganda that enabled one man to convince an "enlightened" and progressive Western nation to annihilate the Jews because all their problems are caused by the Jews. 

This current cycle of ignorance, Jew hating double standard is reminiscent of Nazi Germany. Through publications that are false and based on lies, photo-shopped images, coordinated scenes of actors, and what not to make Israel look bad - the world joins the party while eating popcorn. CNN and BBC are leading the charge, completely ignoring the human atrocities plaguing the globe as we speak; i.e. Syria is still murdering in the hundreds to thousands.

Before any Israeli response dozens of Rockets were fired into Israel on a daily basis from Gaza as an act of War; -- no mention of it on CNN/BBC. After all, who cares if the Jews are being attacked?  That's what we (the media) want, that's what they (Jews) deserve.  

I'm not denying the unfortunate destruction in Gaza.  But I'm also not denying the fact that Hamas who is responsible for the well-being of Gaza (not Israel) was warned multiple times to stop attacking the citizens of Israel or Hamas will be attacked. Hamas strongholds are targeted as well as tunnels that keep rockets hidden and flowing.  I hope one day will come where violence is no longer the option.  Only after Israel realized that restraint was exhausted (citizens living in bomb shelters) and warnings were ignored did she approve the defensive operation to stop the aggression from Gaza. Peres says "We warned them" after days of getting attacked without retaliation. No other nation on this planet would tolerate missiles and rockets without defending and retaliating. Then, all of a sudden headlines pummel the world's media outlets "Israel attacks Gaza" as if Israel wasn't provoked and attacked beforehand, and then the blind ignorant mass chimes in "'Screw Israel - Leave poor Gaza Alone" ; "Genocide by Israel" -- with images taken from Syria's Genocide. 

The Palestinians are smart enough to know that the world is dumb enough to believe anything that comes out of Gaza as a source of truth -- the one place where Freedom of Speech/Press is nonexistent.  Oxymoron at its best.  This is where BBC/CNN aligns with the Palestinians and together form a partnership of propaganda.

CNN/BBC jump on the opportunity to defame Jews, so they have to assume that photos that are being sent to them are real; publish it and write "Israel committing genocide"- with a picture from a completely different conflict.  This happens consistently proving malicious intent.    These are the tactics that made Germans look dumb, and make us look dumber.  


The Palestinians have figured it out.  The one thing that binds Europe/West with Arabs (and most of the world for that matter) is that mutual hatred towards Jews.  The Palestinians have wised up over the past decade in understanding that suicide attacks as a means to achieve destruction upon Israel is no longer as efficient as Nazi like tactics; defaming a people that is essentially an easy target; a scapegoat.  Using key words to handcuff the weak minded, i.e. Occupation; Apartheid; Genocide -- monumental success has been realized by the public relations of the Palestinian movements.  Tons of Boycotts emerged consequently and so those headlines from the 1930's-40's still echo today -- "Boycott Jews/Israel".  

The Palestinians are aware of the appeasement tactics of Europe, famously embedded by Chamberlain of the UK during WWII, and maintained through the years up to the current characters in Ashton and Ban Ki Moon.  All these nations are afraid because in one second the Arab league can hamper Europe's relations with the Arab world, especially as it relates to Oil. In addition, they choose appeasement to "control" the domestic Arab/Muslim citizens so they don't cause local hassle.   As such, Europe and Co. need to always show that they side with Palestinians first and foremost, regardless of circumstance.    

This appeasement strategy reminds me of the famous quote by Einstein:   "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."  

Most people generate emotional responses as a result of framing, spinning and lies delivered through our TV's.  Instinctively anger can take over and conquer any sort of rational thinking, especially the desire to understand "Why is Israel attacking Hamas?"  Today more people are calling out Hamas, including Egypt & Saudi Arabia - but the impact is marginal in relation to the mass attention of CNN and BBC on "Israel's Aggression" - not "Israel's right to defend herself or “Hamas relentlessly attacking Israel".   

The keywords have fallacy to them.  First, technically and legally speaking, the West Bank is not occupied land, it is disputed land.  There was no nation to occupy it from other than Jordan, the same Jordan that wants nothing to do with the West Bank, but still has peace with Israel and comprises a 60% Palestinian population. 

To understand the history of the conflict in a nutshell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EDW88CBo-8#t=40

Australia, one of the more sensible nations has recently banned the usage of the term Occupied territory in the context of the Israeli Palestinian peace process.  This is because technically, it wasn't occupied from Palestine, and it is still disputed dating back to 1948/67 when the Arabs of the land rejected partition plans and called for Israel's destruction.  Australia is convinced that the usage of the term is not only inaccurate, but causes damage to the efforts of achieving normalized relations and eventual real peace.    
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.597130   

Gaza is ruled by Hamas. However, since Hamas has declared War on Israel and acting on those threats by continuously attacking Israel - there has been a blockade in place in accordance to clauses of the San Remo Treaty.  Once Hamas stops attacking Israel, the blockade will end.  It’s really that simple.  The blood of Gaza is 100% on Hamas hands. 

It's alarming that people of the West choose to sympathize with the portrayed weaker camp - when in fact it is Israel, the only safe haven for Jews on this planet, who is at risk of extinction. 

I often hear the usage of the term "proportion" being used by most mainstream anchors who act as demonizing agents; how can it be that no Israeli's are killed and in turn 150 Palestinians were killed?  Where's the proportion?  This is one of the most dangerous questions of our time, especially when only one nation in the world is asked that question. 

The reason most nations of the world including Israel oppose War is because of the innocent victims that fall victim.  It's an embedded rule in the concept of War. The moment a party (Hamas) declares War, they are doing so with the knowledge that many of their own will be sacrificed.  This should be a reason to seek peace, not war. Not only does Hamas use innocents as shields and barricades by launching rockets from populated areas, but they use all their and your money to stockpile weapons as opposed to building infrastructure (including bunkers) for their people. It would be a moot point if they never initiate attacks on Israel.  Knowing the nature of Hamas and the region, Israel invests in bunkers, Iron Dome, and education to mitigate casualties. It's quite a simple answer.  But the fact that I'm being asked is an act of my de-legitimization.  I have no right to defend myself.  I have to lay down my defense and be attacked till we all perish.  Absurd.   
If an armed man is knocking on your door and aiming an M-16 threatening to kill you and your family; you too will respond proportionally, right? Tell the cops to send one person to help you. What a joke.  Another Double Standard inflicted upon Jews.

Since proportion is after all just numbers and math - let's stop blinding ourselves and realize the true proportions of this conflict: 
Where there are approximately 1.6 billion Muslims covering this globe - that equals 23% of human population, there are only approximately 14 million Jews left - that equals 0.21% of total population.   

23% vs 0.21%       Fathom these true Proportions.

Hitler and his modern day successors performed well-- hence Jews remain an easy target till this very day.  When looking at the map of the world and the region, Jews represent much less than 1% of land and people. Palestinians are Arab Muslims and belong to the majority of this region. Hamas' mission to destroy Israel is not so far-fetched, seemingly. 

The core element we should sympathize towards is the fact that the innocent civilians of Gaza are ruled by Hamas who very simply doesn't care about them.  It can't be more obvious. Instead of blaming Jews and Israel, it's time to blame Hamas. Research how Hamas kills their own: many PA members were murdered as a civil war has been raging between the two factions for the past 7 years. If Israel is to make peace with Palestinians, it's with Abu Mazen of the PA who recognizes Israel's right to exist, not Hamas who is acting to achieve its mission of destroying Jews and Israel. It’s amazing that they don’t hide their agenda – and we still choose to ignore because it’s more convenient to blame Jews when and where possible.    View:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi2AvbXXjrk&    

As a conflict resolution student, I have faith that peace can be achieved between Israel and the Palestinians through a 2 state solution. Israel already defied expectations and made peace with 2 nations that swore to destroy her, Egypt and Jordan. Both those nations laid down their arms, and recognized Israel's right to exist.  Israel has shown her willingness to achieve peace and will inevitably negotiate final borders (over 90% of the final borders are agreed upon from prior negotiations) with the PA. 
It saddens me that Terrorists happily sacrifice their own people for political gains.  What's even sadder is that the world chooses to ignore this reality. Why?    

Hamas is opting to complete Hitler’s mission and sacrificing their own in the process. Just read their charter. Today as Israel accepted a cease-fire; Hamas rejected it and continues to attack Israel.  This is not a movie or a book; this is reality.   And the world that chooses to lash out at Israel as opposed to Hamas is very simply playing the role of those numb-minded Germans who applauded Hitler every time he spoke.

Calling Hamas "Militants" or "Freedom Fighters" is another aspect of de-legitimizing Jews.  Al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, Taliban - those are no different than Hamas, yet in the world's eyes, if it's facing Jews with intention of killing Jews, we can bypass any terms that would justify Israel's actions of self-defense, the very same actions undertaken by most nations of the world who face Terrorism.  Once again, a Double Standard enforced by mass media.   
And the world with all its fake concern for humanity is proving that nothing will overcome Jew hatred.  I often claim that if we can find a way to prove that Assad of Syria is in fact a Jew, then the world (including "human rights orgs") would all of a sudden wake up to "show concern" for the 200,000+ people who were recently murdered and still being murdered. This is a true genocide that people ignore, why? Because no Jews are involved.   

Instead we see signs in Paris and London accusing Israel of Genocide.  How much more blatant of a lie and libel and be forced down our minds?  This is astonishing considering what we've already seen happen during the rise of Nazi Germany and what we pledged would never happen again.  

This has nothing to do with "concern for Gaza"-- it has everything to do with dehumanizing Israel and Jews any way possible.

If people were concerned for Human life; for Muslims; for Arabs--we would still be hearing their outrage in relation to the 1 million deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan; or the 250,000+ murders in Syria; or the thousand oppressed in Egypt & Iraq; or the hundreds of thousands being murdered across Africa, and or and or.. The list goes on.  If people were concerned for the Palestinians of Gaza they would have taken the appropriate steps and actions to expose Hamas as tyrants that abuse their own; they don't enable one element of Freedom; everything is controlled; Gays are stoned to death; and Palestinians from the W. Bank hide in fear. Not to mention the Christian Arabs of Gaza, who suffer from persecution – forced conversions to Islam.   

If they really cared about Gaza, they would have launched campaigns to Free Gaza from Hamas!  many years ago.   -- https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153371313967316

Israel, as it stands, is more Democratic than any nation on the globe, even more so than the 2 party system of the USA. It is very far from being Apartheid. Israel is a direct Democracy where multiple parties build coalitions; such that over 30 political parties represent the specific populations, including 5 Arab/Muslim political parties.   Arabs serve in Israel's government and Supreme Court. They have freedoms just like any other citizen. Don't be fooled when hearing those keywords. All you are doing is insulting the victims of true Apartheid, S. Africa.  
Gaza/West Bank Palestinians are enemies of Israel since 1948 - not citizens of Israel.

*Israel's Arab Members of Knesset (equal to congress/parliament) frequently incite against its own nation -something no nation would accept, but Israel does. I call it "Extreme Democracy"    

*Israel is the only Western Democratic nation on this planet that incorporates elements of Sharia Law to address the needs of the local Arabs/Muslims.     http://website.thejc.com/home.aspx?AId=58075&ATypeId=1&search=true2&srchstr=+%2Bsharia+%2Blaw+&srchtxt=0&srchhead=1&srchauthor=0&srchsandp=0&scsrch=0

*All basic Freedoms that Arabs lack across the Middle East are enforced in Israel - the main reason no Arab Israeli (over 1.2 million Arab/Palestinian Israelis) will never leave Israel.  They know they will never get the same rights they have in Israel.  
*Israel is the only Western nation where you can hear the Muezzin - the calls for prayers for Muslims.  Why can't we hear it in Brussels? London? Paris? Los Angeles?  I hear it in Tel Aviv and I am proud!  

I once had a blog where I would share news that mainstream media chooses not to share, including many false claims, bad reporting, lies, all coming out of Gaza/West Bank.   I had to shut down my blog because I was being harassed, hacked, threatened, and bombarded with Arab-Muslim animosity that couldn't stand me sharing truths.  The fact that CNN and BBC go un-punished when publishing lies and false information is another sample of "turning a blind eye" and promoting the double standard, hypocrisy, and libel towards Jews.  This is another example of how Nazi tactics are being replicated; through aggression and mainstream lies and framing. 
The famous quote echoes through the boundaries of this globe:
"We will use your Democracy, to destroy your Democracy"

They are on track. With social and mainstream media working in "Democracy's" favor, we have a dark road ahead of us.  

"Never Again" sounds more than ever like a fading fantasy.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Syria's genocide and the worlds silence =

Shameful.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Settlement Freeze, Peace Talks, and More...

As Israel's settlement Freeze deadline is about to expire, many are pondering what will be next? Will Israel continue to immediately build thus resulting in an immediate collapse in Peace talks, as Abbas hinted would happen?

Or will Israel shock the world and declare the freeze is not over? The pressure is on as the globe is trying to convince Israel that the settlement freeze will help peace talks progress. This is a farce notion.

In actuality, settlements and land in general have always been a topic of negotiation (in technical terms the land is non-declared) - where Israel has already shown it's ability to dismantle them for the sake of peace. Though I support the freeze (and am anti-settlements in General), it should have no barring on peace talks if both sides are truly serious. The Palestinians along with the world need to get rid of this thought that the settlements undermine peace - because they don't!

This is 100% Obama's fault and first error as President (in regards to ME affairs) - as he took an extreme 180 switch in policy, without proper consultation and messaging (all former US governments along with Israel and the PLO have addressed the settlements not as a pre-requisite for talks, but rather a topic within the talks themselves).

The world, and more importantly the Palestinians, are riding Obama's wave of words as policy and have thus created a bottleneck that looks impossible to release.
The Israelis are in a situation (domestic) that prohibits them from being able to execute a complete freeze, and Obama's team failed to recognize this fact.

Backtracking didn't help as we can see, and we are in for another failure in talks.
This could very well lead to rise in attacks and thus escalation in regional violence.

Let's hope not.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Under the radar - Another case of Palestinian Lies

This one fell under the radar.. another example of how credibility is lacking.. and should be considered, though sadly and oddly, it's not.

The world is becoming more extreme - both to the right and left, and in the process, people lose vision of what's real, what's not - and formulate hate based opinions and distortions of reality.

I.E. -- how can a person that considers him/herself liberal in the Western world actually believe that news sources from Gaza are more credible than news coming out of Israel?

In addition to the obvious cases and examples, including the infamous "Jenin Massacre" -- just the other day a 15 year old boy was confirmed "shot by the IDF" at a barrier and is "dead". The source of course was Palestinians - where the IDF denied any such incident. Still - the world actually believed that the boy was killed, as did his family.

The boy appeared safe and sound trying to smuggle into Egypt through one of dozens of tunnels built. The family was shocked as they were told the boy was killed by the IDF. People are not only using kids as human shields and purposely designated victims, they are telling the worst lies when there is no knowledge of the whereabouts - of course blaming Israel for killing a boy and publicizing it to the world, and the hungry anti-Israel CNN's and BBC's.

Shameful.

Such negligence in reporting is just a reflection of the mindset we're dealing with - produced, fake, hate based and biased, and complete 100% propaganda.
Whats of more concern - is that the left feels so sympathetic they are totally blinded from reason, morality, logic, truth.

Read about this new case of LIES being eaten by the WESTERN LIBERALS.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Global Jihad - Gaining Strength Globally

Check out this clip made by a Muslim who has sumbled across documentation that outlines the global jihad methods and objectives - as it relates to the USA.

Click here to view

AIPAC to the rescue

Obama started his Middle East campaign on the wrong foot - where his demands for a complete settlement freeze as a pre-condition to resuming peace talks proved to be a naive and even stupid demand. Since, he and his administration have had to back-track more than once to "clarify" the positioning that settlement construction needs to be halted. He has maintained a hard line stance but lowered some of the rhetoric.

Obama is focusing too much on the settlements issue. Israel has proved in the past that it is capable of dismantling and even evacuating settlements. It has to be negotiated. Construction in the east side of Jerusalem, for anybody that thinks it is illegal, is 100% legal. Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem just like it would build in Tel-Aviv.

As Bibi was quoted, "Jerusalem is not a settlement - it is Israel's capital."

The US is trying new things that the Bush admin didn't try, which is the attempt to show more balance between Palestinians and Israel. The problem is the points that are selected as focal points in enabling peace talks to resume. How can you demand Israel to accept a Palestinan state without demanding the same in return? (i.e. Israel as a Jewish state)

At AIPAC this week, Clinton spoke and reiterated the US committment to Israel.

However, the more reason based speech was courtesy of Alan Dershowitz - who always knows to combine facts with law and stats.

Here are links to his speech:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Hope lost?

A lot is happening around the world today, but as has been the case for sometime now - the spotlight is on Israel.

The people of the so-called "enlightened" world are becoming more and more convinced that the troubles of the world are in fact Israel's fault. This never ending attempt to question Israel's legitimacy is tiring and discouraging, while the blatant hypocritical double standard placed on her expands beyond any sense of reason.

It is the scapegoat effect - where it's easy to target 17 million people out of 6.5 billion on the planet. It's been the story of the world, and it remains the story of the world.

When you think humanity has reached its peak - you discover that humanity is only acting according to the rules of nature; history is starting to repeat itself.

WWIII is upon us. Different faces, places, and races - but end result will be more strife, more death, more suffering.

Perhaps if we didn't feed extremism with appeasement -- things would look a bit differently.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back to WWIII - Unless...

Bibi's government is crazy enough to launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran. This move would trigger a regional and most likely a world war (considering US is already present in Afghanistan and Iraq).

The "attack Iran" rhetoric is gaining strength daily, along with other signs such as military drills.

It is quite absurd when realizing that Israel's foreign policy is dictated by Paranoia! Is this paranoia legitimate? Of course. The holocaust is one of the core's reasons for Israel's establishment. If Israel were to be "wiped off the map" as Iran threatens to do, half of the remaining Jewish population would perish.

STILL, this is no reason to act without rationale and consideration to important elements. First, an attack on Iran would do much harm to Israel - in terms of economy, morale, international attention and criticism, and many more reasons.

MAD exists as a deterrence mechanism. Why do we forget this? Iran knows Israel is nuclear capable and would destroy Iran if she attacked Israel. Mutual Assured Destruction is supposed to make Iran think twice; and why wouldn't they? I don't think the Ayatollah is ready to be sacrificed in this showdown.

Bottom line: Israel needs to chill out with the attack Iran rhetoric, and realize that deterrence works in the context of nuclear capabilities. A pre-emptive strike would be a terrible idea... but then again, Israel has executed many of those in her history.