IN SUPPORTING JEWS IN SETTLEMENTS PALIN IS PROGRESSIVE

by Jim Stephens

April 30, 2010

This article by Gal Beckerman raises big issues

When Sarah Palin was asked by Barbara Walters late last year whether she supported a freeze on settlement growth in the West Bank, Palin issued an emphatic no. But her reasoning confounded many: “More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don’t think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand.”

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Her Moment: Palin at the GOP national convention in 2008. She has garnered plaudits from prominent neo-conservatices, including William Kristol, Norman Podhoretz and Seth Lipsky.

Who were these Jews, and why were they “flocking”? Those predisposed to be critical of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee, such as writer and blogger Jeffrey Goldberg, saw Palin’s evangelical Christian roots showing. She was clearly expressing some kind of end-of-days theology, he said, that demands the ingathering of Jews before the Second Coming and its accompanying rapture (an event that doesn’t bode well for the Jews).

But Goldberg’s reading, though certainly the dominant interpretation, was not the only one. Benyamin Korn, a Philadelphia-based activist and former editor of the Jewish Exponent, heard something less apocalyptic in Palin’s words.

“If you work with Nefesh B’Nefesh, then you know exactly what she meant,” Korn said, referring to the Zionist group that facilitates North American immigration to Israel. “She understands that Zionism, which means the Jews should live in the Land of Israel, is a vital force. That’s all.”

Korn is the founder of a new group called Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin, and his efforts are part of some recent Jewish support that has been trickling in the direction of the hockey mom from Wasilla. Even though American Jews have repeatedly disapproved of her in large numbers in poll after poll, giving her abysmally low approval ratings, her recent high-profile jabs at the president have earned her support from some of the most prominent Jewish conservatives today.

Not only does she continue to receive the hearty backing of William Kristol, editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard and contributor to Fox News, but at the end of March, Norman Podhoretz, former editor of Commentary and godfather of the neoconservative movement, took to the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal to offer a “defense of Sarah Palin.” He compared the ridicule that has greeted her arrival on the national scene to the laughter at Ronald Reagan’s expense when Reagan became the Republican presidential nominee. Podhoretz’s argument boiled down to this: “What she does know — and in this respect, she does resemble Reagan — is that the United States has been a force for good in the world, which is more than Barack Obama, whose IQ is no doubt higher than hers, has yet to learn.”

Podhoretz closed by dramatically proclaiming that he would “rather have Sarah Palin sitting in the Oval Office than Barack Obama.”

But these are neoconservative intellectuals, most of whom — as an article in the January issue of Commentary by Jennifer Rubin illustrated — are spending their time trying to figure out why Palin “rubs Jews the wrong way.” Is there anyone in the American Jewish community at large willing to wear a Palin 2012 button? Korn thinks there is, and it’s this demand he’s hoping to fulfill.

It should be said that as of yet, Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin has not published a list of the “doctors, lawyers, professors, rabbis” that Korn said support his efforts. At this point, there is little evidence that his constituency is more than one — though Korn has managed to put together a fairly professional-looking website. But with an increasing number of American Jews anxious about what they see as the undue pressure that Obama is applying on Israel, Korn thinks that more of them will come to see Palin’s value.

He doesn’t hide the fact that, in his eyes, her main strength is just how much she irritates those on the left.

“She has the ability to get under the skin of the opponents and particularly this president,” Korn said. “And from the point of view of someone who opposes what this president is doing, particularly on Israel policy, I’m glad that she has that ability.”

Korn himself has an unusual background. Up until the mid-1980s, he was a self-proclaimed “left-wing organizer” who taught pan-African studies, was a Central America solidarity activist and worked at a jazz radio station in Philadelphia with Mumia Abu-Jamal. He even voted for Jimmy Carter in 1980. He then had a radical transformation, switched to Orthodox from Reform Judaism and became a strident pro-Israel activist, an opponent of, as he put it, the “series of concessions that are called the peace process.” Eventually Korn, now 54, even headed the Zionist Organization of America.

His attraction to Palin began when he first saw her speak at the Republican National Convention. He had never even heard of her before then.

“I was captivated — not by her looks, for goodness sake — but by her charisma, her brilliance, her grasp not just of the issues, but of the moment,” Korn said. “Which is a very different thing in politics, to understand the moment. And it is because of my understanding of the moment that we hurried to launch this organization. I have been an admirer of hers since then.”

Korn went live with his website, JewsforSarah.com, earlier than expected in mid-April, a response, he said, to comments by President Obama that appeared in the New York Times on April 14, linking continued conflicts in the Middle East with the danger to American soldiers

in the region. Korn called this a “modern blood libel” and decided that it was the right time to go public with his creation — “our motivation is so strongly in reaction to what is coming out of Obama,” Korn insisted.

It’s not clear though that Korn or any other high-profile Jewish supporter can swing American Jews behind Palin. A recent blog post by Jonathan Chait on The New Republic’s website in mid-April, titled “The Non-Mystery of Why Jews Hate Palin,” pointed to recent comments in which Palin referred to the United States as a “Christian nation” and questioned the separation of church and state. No wonder, he wrote, that Jews find her distasteful.

And yet, as Palin gains acceptance, however small, in certain Jewish quarters, she undoubtedly becomes more credible for a larger American Jewish audience, of which some members are eager to find a fitting opponent to the president.

Seth Lipsky, former editor of the New York Sun and of this publication, is friendly with Kristol and Podhoretz and shares some of their neoconservative views. He doesn’t offer an endorsement of Palin, but he does welcome the formation of Korn’s group and believes that Palin is “staking out a terrific set of positions.”

Like many others, Palin and the current moment remind Lipsky of an earlier era.

“I’ve been telling people that the situation reminds me a little bit of the 1984 presidential campaign, when Vice President Mondale challenged Reagan,” Lipsky wrote in an e-mail to the Forward. “Mondale discovered that Reagan was under the impression that once an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile was fired, it could be recalled in flight and brought back to base. He ridiculed Reagan mercilessly. I said or wrote at the time that this was the difference between Mondale and Reagan — Mondale knew how the missile worked and Reagan knew whom to point it at. And that’s how I feel about Mrs. Palin. She may not know as many details as some of the other candidates, but she comprehends whom we’re up against.”

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THE ARABS FEAR AND HATE HAMAS AND FATAH YET STILL SUPPORT JEW HATRED

by Jim Stephens

April 30, 2010

This also is important!

From Israel National News

Palestinian Authority terrorists over the weekend attacked workers building an underground “Iron Curtain” between Egypt and Gaza as Cairo tightens security at the border in an effort to end the weapons and drug smuggling into Gaza.

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However, tensions are rising along the Gaza-Egyptian border, as construction of the steel barrier, to be sunk under the border 30 meters deep (100 feet) and 10 kilometers (6 miles) long, continues beneath the border town of Rafiah. 

The area of the border between Gaza and Egypt is honeycombed with a network of at least 100 tunnels, which do a brisk trade in all kinds of goods that are brought in from Egypt, including cars, clothing, foodstuffs and luxury items. In addition, terrorists and contraband such as light weapons, ammunition, drugs and heavier ordnance – including parts to build rockets, mortars and long-range missiles – are also “imported” through the smuggler tunnels.

Aboul Gheit: ‘Egypt’s Right to Protect Itself’
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit has, until this weekend, adroitly sidestepped questions about the barrier. But in an interview Saturday, Aboul Gheit finally discussed it with the al-Ahram al-Arabi daily newspaper, saying, “Whether it is a wall, sensors or tapping devices… what matters is that Egyptian territory must be protected. Whoever says Egypt is imposing its control on the border, we tell them this is Egypt’s full right.”

Commentator Dr. Aaron Lerner of Independent Media Review and Analysis (IMRA), however, wrote earlier this month that the underground barrier is simply another exercise is ‘much to show about nothing.’ Lerner contends that the barrier will benefit everyone involved except Israel, because many tunnels are built deeper than the wall will extend.

Hamas: We’re Trying to Contain Terror
Following the shootings, the Hamas “Interior Minister” of Gaza’s de facto government, Fathi Hammad, claimed that Hamas is “trying” to control the gunmen. The PA-linked Ma’an news agency quoted Hammad in a phone conversation with Egyptian government officials on Saturday, after a second attack by Gaza snipers aimed at Egyptian construction workers.

Hammad repeated a comment made earlier in the day by Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum, who told the Egyptians they had less to fear from Gaza than from the “Israeli occupation.” The Hamas government, he said, “confirms that it will protect Egypt’s security.”

Both condemned Egypt’s support of what they referred to as Israel’s blockade of the region – and were rebuffed by the Egyptians. “The Palestinian cause is dear to our heart and the Egyptians have paid a heavy price defending this case,” responded Aboul Gheit in the al-Ahram al-Arabi interview. “But Egyptian territory and its security are more important than anything else.”

Israel closed its crossings into the region following its expulsion of all Jews from the region and a unilateral disengagement from Gaza in 2005. The IDF tightened the seal after the disengagement was followed by the 2006 kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit by Hamas terrorists and increased rocket attacks on the Negev – instead of increased peace with Gaza Arabs. Shalit has remained in captivity in Gaza to this day, his whereabouts unknown and condition not verified by any independent source. (IsraelNationalNews.com)

 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/135094

But Hamas does not threaten to destroy Egypt and since it does this to Israel then Israel must close all borders and contacts with Gaza

What are the forces that make Egypt break contact with Hamas?

Yet Egypt remains full of hatred for Israel as this shows:

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has charged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with “complicating the situation further” and throwing obstacles in the way of establishing a Palestinian Authority state. Mubarak criticized Netanyahu in interviews with Arab media following Netanyahu’s policy speech at Bar Ilan University on Sunday night.

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He flatly stated that Egypt will not support the Israeli position, which repeats the policy of previous governments in rejecting the demand of the 2002 Saudi Arabian Peace Plan for the immigration into Israel of five million Arabs claiming Israeli ancestry.

Mubarak dropped a sharp hint that violence will follow if Israel does not accept the Saudi plan. “The Middle East will be a scene of unrest if there is no comprehensive peace,” he said. 

“The solution to the major problems of the Arab and Islamic worlds is through Jerusalem,” he added, referring to the Arab world’s demand that Israel surrender sovereignty over all of eastern Jerusalem, including several neighborhoods in the capital where more than 250,000 Jews live.

The entire Arab world has lambasted the Prime Minister, who until Sunday night had resisted American pressure to accept the creation of a new Arab state on the land of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

Most of the conditions he stated are already incorporated in the American Roadmap plan or have been stated by previous governments. Critics, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, accused the Prime Minister of adding new terms.

Hamas called the speech “racist” for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s demand that the PA recognize Israel as a Jewish State.

 

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called on the major powers throughout the world to isolate the Prime Minister. “They must isolate and confront this policy which Netanyahu is adopting and exert pressure on him so that he adheres to international legitimacy and the Roadmap,” he said.

The wall-to-wall Arab opposition throws the ball into the court of the Western world and places U.S. President Barack Obama into a tight spot. Both the U.S. and the European Union praised the speech as a move in the right direction, but Prime Minister Netanyahu made it clear that his conditions are red lines that cannot be crossed.

 

His speech marked a sharp turnaround from statements by previous governments, which generally have agreed to most concessions under pressure by the American government. The PA has been used to Israel’s concessions and therefore could not accept the change in tone by Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israeli National Security Adviser Uzi Arad told Voice of Israel government radio.

“They noticed that previous Israeli governments didn’t make any demands or conditions and they had hoped to slowly get more and more concessions from Israel,” said Arad. “However, they found out that this government will stand its ground and defend Israeli vital interests.”

One of the few, if not the only, Arab voice expressing optimism was the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, the largest Arab-American advocacy group in the U.S. “If [Netanyahu] follows up on something positive, that would be significant,” said ADC president Mary Rose Oakar. “But actions speak louder than words.”

 (IsraelNationalNews.com) 

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has charged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with “complicating the situation further” and throwing obstacles in the way of establishing a Palestinian Authority state. Mubarak criticized Netanyahu in interviews with Arab media following Netanyahu’s policy speech at Bar Ilan University on Sunday night.

He flatly stated that Egypt will not support the Israeli position, which repeats the policy of previous governments in rejecting the demand of the 2002 Saudi Arabian Peace Plan for the immigration into Israel of five million Arabs claiming Israeli ancestry.

Mubarak dropped a sharp hint that violence will follow if Israel does not accept the Saudi plan. “The Middle East will be a scene of unrest if there is no comprehensive peace,” he said. 

“The solution to the major problems of the Arab and Islamic worlds is through Jerusalem,” he added, referring to the Arab world’s demand that Israel surrender sovereignty over all of eastern Jerusalem, including several neighborhoods in the capital where more than 250,000 Jews live.

The entire Arab world has lambasted the Prime Minister, who until Sunday night had resisted American pressure to accept the creation of a new Arab state on the land of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

Most of the conditions he stated are already incorporated in the American Roadmap plan or have been stated by previous governments. Critics, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, accused the Prime Minister of adding new terms.

Hamas called the speech “racist” for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s demand that the PA recognize Israel as a Jewish State.

 

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called on the major powers throughout the world to isolate the Prime Minister. “They must isolate and confront this policy which Netanyahu is adopting and exert pressure on him so that he adheres to international legitimacy and the Roadmap,” he said.

The wall-to-wall Arab opposition throws the ball into the court of the Western world and places U.S. President Barack Obama into a tight spot. Both the U.S. and the European Union praised the speech as a move in the right direction, but Prime Minister Netanyahu made it clear that his conditions are red lines that cannot be crossed.

 

His speech marked a sharp turnaround from statements by previous governments, which generally have agreed to most concessions under pressure by the American government. The PA has been used to Israel’s concessions and therefore could not accept the change in tone by Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israeli National Security Adviser Uzi Arad told Voice of Israel government radio.

“They noticed that previous Israeli governments didn’t make any demands or conditions and they had hoped to slowly get more and more concessions from Israel,” said Arad. “However, they found out that this government will stand its ground and defend Israeli vital interests.”

One of the few, if not the only, Arab voice expressing optimism was the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, the largest Arab-American advocacy group in the U.S. “If [Netanyahu] follows up on something positive, that would be significant,” said ADC president Mary Rose Oakar. “But actions speak louder than words.”

 (IsraelNationalNews.com)

 

CREATING THE SHARIA STATE…ANOTHER ONE…JEWS WILL SUFFER

by Jim Stephens

April 30, 2010

The Second War of Independence

By Elyakim HaEtzni

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu avoided attending the international nuclear conference in Washington in order to side step the mine that President Barack Obama had planted there for him and us.

What was the nature of that mine?

At stake is the independence of the State of Israel. We are poised at the edge of a Second War of Independence, in which the Quartet, under America’s leadership, is playing the role of the British High Commissioner.

It’s not just Jerusalem or any particular clause in the document that Obama set before Netanyahu for his signature at their last meeting. At stake is the independence of the State of Israel. We are poised at the edge of a Second War of Independence, in which the Quartet, under America’s leadership, is playing the role of the British High Commissioner. Alex Fishman, in an article in “Yediot Achronot” from April 9th, details what Obama presented to Netanyahu for his
signature:

    *The withdrawal of the IDF from all the Arab cities of Judea and Samaria and a large proportion of the countryside, precluding all future Israeli military operations in those areas (pretty much the only way of preventing terrorist attacks against Israeli targets); 

    *Allowing the Palestinian Authority to resume operations unhindered in Jerusalem;

    *Obligating Israel to cease any present or future building in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem, amounting to the de facto division of the capitol.

     Changing its status to Area A, which prohibits Israelis from setting foot there.

In addition, Obama demanded that Netanyahu continue the building freeze in Judea and Samaria indefinitely and hand over parts of Area C to the Ramallah authorities, changing its status to Area A, which prohibits Israelis from setting foot there. Obama required Netanyahu to relinquish the northern Dead Sea and parts of the Jordan Valley to enable the PA to develop tourism there.

“What do you mean we won’t receive full answers? Where do you think you’re going from?”

All this must take place immediately, before the beginning of negotiations, while the negotiations themselves will determine the final border and, according to the American timetable, will be signed and sealed within two months.

“What if Israel doesn’t respond to Obama’s plan or only responds partially?,” Fishman asked a senior State Department official. The man replied, “What do you mean we won’t receive full answers? Where do you think you’re going from here?”

Obama breaching previous agreements…what´s new!

The American commentator Barry Rubin listed three substantive breaches of agreement by the Obama administration towards Israel:

    * A breach of the agreement to recognize Israel’s right to maintain settlement blocks. 

    * A breach of the agreement for Israel to continue building in eastern Jerusalem, given in return for Israel’s acceding to the administration’s demand for a 10-month building freeze in Judea and Samaria.

    * The intention to publicize an American peace plan that will be forced on the sides if negotiations can’t get started or fail.

The results are predetermined!

The subject of the third breach completes the process of Israel’s loss of sovereignty. First by forcing Netanyahu to create in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria conditions under which the territory is de facto handed over to the Arabs, and then by giving him a few months to play at the farce of negotiations, with the predetermined result of arriving at the American “peace plan.”

FROM KOSOVO TO THE PALESTINE STATE…NATO ENTERS THE SCENE

CAN THE NATYO KANGAROO COURT BE FAR BEHIND?

And that’s not all. There’s the Quartet’s declared intent to base the forced “peace” on foreign armies. The Americans and Europeans are offering Israel the services of foreign troops as a beneficence in response to Israel’s complaint that it will no longer be able to defend itself within the borders of the Green Line. Their answer to this is “security guarantees” backed up with a military presence in the Jordan Valley and along the Green Line. They tell us that their intention is to defend us from the Arabs while they tell the Arabs that their intention is to defend them from us. In effect, this military presence will tie our hands and will prevent the Israeli government from taking any independent military action. From then on, Israel will be a sovereign nation in name only. In fact, Israel will
be a protectorate under international control, led by America.

Obama masterfully stage-directed the threat of a forced solution upon us. A meeting was called of past security advisors that all shared a common attribute: hostility to Israel. The chairman was General Jim Jones who served in Israel and became known as favoring a forced solution with foreign military backing. Obama named him as his National Security Advisor. The other participants were Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft, and Samuel Berger, men with reputations as fierce opponents of Israel. Colin Powell ­ not a great friend but a bit more neutral ­ also participated. With Powell as the sole dissenter, they all reached the conclusion that America must adopt a policy of forcing a solution. The fact of the meeting as well as its conclusions were leaked by the White House to The New York Times and The Washington Post, who were also told that the President himself had dropped in to listen in on the discussion ­ this to let us know that it wasn’t just another discussion by another committee, but a working meeting sponsored by the President. In this discussion too, the participants agreed on the need to station American or NATO armed forces along the Jordan River.

Another figure in Obama’s circle is Samantha Power, who in 2002, answering the question of how she would advise the President about the Arab-Israeli conflict, replied that instead of giving Israel three billions dollars annually, the money should go towards building a
Palestinian state and to funding “a huge army” with substantial capabilities for “forced outside intervention”. Obama appointed this woman as an advisor, a fact that says it all.

They don’t have to do a thing since the Americans are doing it all for them

The Arabs caught on to the new rules of the game before Netanyahu, and are acting like they don’t have to do a thing since the Americans are doing it all for them. We, the Israelis, don’t count, since we’re not considered as having any independent power of decision. Instead of talking to the puppet, the Arabs prefer to address the one who pulls the strings.

America has a rich past of coercive foreign interventions. She had a hand in the coup in Chile that overthrew and killed Salvador Allende, Chile’s democratically elected president. America orchestrated the revolt of “Solidarity” in Poland that overthrew the communist regime. She was involved in the overthrow of the pro-Russian regime in the Ukraine (since then, the Russians overturned things once again), and helped to overthrow Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze in order to set up a pro-American government there. Her intervention in numerous Latin American countries coined the phrase “banana republic”.

The Americans call their hostile subversion of other countries’ governments “destabilization,” and the press is indeed reporting that the sources close to the prime minister fear that Obama intends to bring down Netanyahu’s government if he doesn’t accept American dictates. In economics, this is known as a hostile takeover.

The hostile Israeli press sides with Obama, of course. Orly Azoulay, Yediot Achronot’s Washington bureau chief, acts as a “court reporter” for Obama, as if she works for him and not for us. And Alex Fishman, quoted above, criticizes “the problematic behavior of the Prime Minister in Washington.” Obama puts Neyanyahu through a hazing in Washington, and instead of defending his prime minister and condemning the one who insulted him ­ and thereby insulted us, one of Israel’s prominent reporters throws mud on the “problematic behavior” of the victim. What was Netanyahu’s sin? That he didn’t immediately sign the decree of surrender?

Another example of the slavish and servile language of the Israeli press is the headline of Yediot Achronot from Sept. 17, 2009, which proclaims “The U.S.: Our Patience With Israel is Ending.” The paper’s editors composed this formulation, as if Israel were a stubborn child getting on the nerves of the teacher.

Israelis aren’t sufficiently cognizant of the threat of foreign military forces entering the country even though the writing has been on the wall for some time now. For example, as far back as October 2008, the newspaper A-Shark al-Aussat citing French sources reported that the European Union had offered to deploy a European “peace force” along a future Israeli-Palestinian border. The Jerusalem Post reported on November 26, 2008 about a recommendation by one of Obama’s most senior advisors to station American or NATO armed forces in the Jordan Valley. Brzezinski also spoke of an “American line” along the Jordan Valley.* Aaron Klein reported on January 12 about secret discussions in which the possibility of placing Jordanian forces in Judea and Samaria was weighed.

Another blow to Israeli sovereignty that Klein publicized (April 8, 2010), is the spy network that George Mitchell has established here. There is detailed American oversight in eastern Jerusalem and the highest echelons become involved in every tiny building or development project. Mitchell set up the operation from within the American consulate in Jerusalem that also oversees building in Judea and Samaria, including every tractor that moves in Ma’ale Adumim. David HaIvri, spokesman of the Samaria Local Council, also noted that the Americans patrol the settlements and stick their noses everywhere. According to HaIvri, they present themselves as advisors to the consul, “but we know that in fact they’re spies for the Obama administration.”

In truth, the deterioration leading to the loss of sovereignty, G-d forbid, started back in 2003, when Ariel Sharon’s government obligated itself to the Road Map. It is the Road Map that the Americans rely on when they accuse Israel of not fulfilling her obligations.

However, during the government vote on the Road Map, Netanyahu agreed to support it only on condition that 14 “reservations” were appended to it. The reservations included dismantling the terror
organizations, including Hamas, stopping the incitement, confiscating unauthorized arms, and an end to arms smuggling and arms manufacture.

These conditions, to say the least, haven’t been met ­ suffice it to mention that the Hamas state in Gaza, whose raison d’etre is to conduct a terror war against Israel until the Jewish State is destroyed, comprises almost half the Palestinian population.

Another reservation stated that as long as the Arabs fail to honor their commitments to put an end to terror and incitement, Israel is also absolved of her commitments (for example, to dismantle outposts and freeze building in the settlements).

Another reservation said that “final status issues, including the settlements in Judea and Samaria and the status of the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem, will not be dealt with.” In another reservation, Israel rejected “any reference to international or other decisions,” (referring to the Saudi-Arab Initiative).

In light of these reservations, Obama’s attack on Israel is groundless since the conditions that would obligate Israel to the Road Map haven’t been met at all. Since May 23, 2003, the date the government obligated itself to these reservations, we’ve heard nothing about them, as if they vanished into a black hole. At the time, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice told us: you can decide among yourselves whatever you want, but just as no one consulted you when we formed the Quartet or formulated the Road Map, no one’s cares about your “reservations” now. Today, it appears that she was right: Israel’s reservations aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. The Secretary of State’s position was indeed correct: the Road Map was a dictate and no one heard the Israeli poodle’s whimper of protest in the form of “reservations”.

Here, with the Road Map, was the beginning of our loss of independence: we subjugated ourselves to the Quartet, we agreed to be supervised and judged by their inspectors, we gave them the authority to convene international conventions with the power to declare Palestinian independence, and we accepted the principle that the Arabs have legitimate claims to Jerusalem and regarding the refugees — all under the umbrella of the Saudi Initiative. All this, in addition to the obligation to freeze settlements and destroy outposts.

We waged our first war of independence against the British and the Arab armies when we were very weak ­ we had a population of 650,000, which is the same as the population of Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem today. We had almost no arms, only a nascent army, and no economy — we were like a newborn baby, naked and vulnerable. Those conditions are incomparable with our situation now. And yet, despite our current strength and resources, if we aren’t now willing to undertake the risks and hardships entailed in a second war for our independence, we’re likely to loose everything we achieved in our first war of independence.

*On April 26th, Channel One’s Ehud Yaari interviewed Palestinian Authority head Abu Mazen on Israeli television. There, Abu Mazen asserted that he and former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had reached an agreement that Israel’s security concerns would be safeguarded in a final peace accord by stationing NATO troops under American command along the future Israeli-Palestinian border.

THE QUESTION WHICH WILL NOT GO AWAY…US GOVERNMENT PROMOTING SHARIA

by Felix Quigley

30 April, 2010

Basically what we on 4international proposed to Jihadwatch, to Atlas Shrugs, to Israpundit, and of course to anybody else, was the following

  1. That it is not enough to know that the US Governments (as well as all of the EU Governments) are actively siding with Islam and other reactionary dictatorships in the world against especially Jews and the Jewish state of Israel. This is just a recognition of empirical evidence before our eyes.
  2. That it is also necessary to understand why? This entails more than seeing and stating what is before our eyes, this involves a theoretical accounting for this phenomenon.

 

It is therefore a kick up the teeth for us, but not only for us but also for Jews, that is the Jewish people, that none of the above would print our article, and thereby begin a discussion on the why?, which is the absolutely key and necessary question that needs to be answered.

Why should the US Government be setting up Sharia states? Why on principle? Why now?

4international will shoulder this disappointment that none of the above saw fit to help develop a discussion on the why? 4international may be a small website with a small organization but we and it represents the long tradition of the Trotskyist movement, and there is nobody and nothing else on the planet which does so represent “Trotskyism” at this present point in time. It is not our job to be disappointed or even surprised but to understand the class and national political forces which run through such organizations which make them unable to have a true discussion.

We on 4international are quite unique in the world, and of all the various “left” movements we alone fight in support of the historic state of Israel which is the Homeland of the Jews. We alone out of all of the “left” movements and web sites etc are not in support of what has become known ubiquitously as the “Palestinians”, and even more we insist that the movement for a “Palestine State” was authored by Nazis, specifically by one of the very worst Nazis in the German Nazi Movement organizing the Holocaust. His name was Hajj Amin el Husseini, mentor to Arafat, Abbas and all the rest of those anti-Semitic pieces of human garbage, which have congregated under the term “The Palestinians” and supported by forces anti-Semitic in nature outside of them.

It is precisely this history, the history of this anti-Semitic Palestine Arab fiend Hajj Amin el Husseini, which all of these “Left” movements have carefully hidden. And in order to prick this “Palestinian” myth and edifice it is necessary to give as much propagandist opening up of this knowledge into the political situation in which our cadre operate.

At the same time there is one other item of history which is very carefully hidden, and this is again being hidden by the “left” mentioned above, but also by the capitalist political forces as well. This other item of history is of just as much importance as the hiding of the role of el Husseini

This is, of course, the hiding of the real fight in support of the Jews conducted by Leon Trotsky in the 1930s, up until his murder by a Stalinist thug called Ramon Mercader in Mexico in 1940.

Why is this fact vital? Vital it is because Leon Trotsky was not just an individual with a strong line of analysis against Stalin or against Hitler, creating an understanding of Stalinism and Fascism (Fascism, by the way, is often misstated. It is a modern phenomenon, a product of a specific stage in the terminal decline of once revolutionary capitalism)

Trotsky is also a continuation and a continuator of a specific historical tradition, going back to the Enlightenment, Darwin, Marx, Lenin etc. it is the continuation of that tradition, just as say the continuation of Judaism, or Buddhism, which is so important. History is important. Authenticity is important. Tradition is important.

What has to be clarified in front of millions of young people in this next period is that Leon Trotsky was fighting explicitly for the Jews of the world to create a JEWISH state in historic Palestine; we repeat here not a socialist Jewish state but a Jewish state. In other words it was up to the Jews to decide what way they would live, but what was the main essential was that they be allowed to live, alone, unmolested by anti-Semitism.

Those are the issues involved in the request which we made to answer the basic question which we repeat even one more time: Why are these states like the US and EU, intent on the creation of Sharia Jihadist type states in the world. Why? The key question surely! Obviously some of these states based on Sharia will hate the US and Europe, so what is in it for the latter? That they will soak up the hate, perhaps creating some theatre around this hate, yet still support their creation.

And that is where we on 4international separate from all of the above, Jihadwatch, Israpundit, Atlas Shrugs and so many others.

And to develop that theme and deepen the discussion requires the building of the 4international as a far more significant force than it is at this moment. The more parties like Jihadwatch there are the better, they do a really useful job in exposing what a reactionary ideology is Islam, but the question remains, is the US Government promoting Islam and Sharia, which is the key question. That means developing a leadership which will in theory and practice pose that question.

What are you waiting for? The capitalist crisis is not going to improve because it is a crisis which is historical in nature.

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WHAT THE JENNY TONGE AFFAIR TELLS US ABOUT THE ANTISEMITISM OF THE BRITISH ELITES

Tonge has gone and George Galloway takes her place as Patron on Palestine Telegraph, what has been referred to as the London coalition former for Hamas, the terrorist antisemitic movement which has as its aim killing Jews, the whole bit, The Final Solution.
So these goings and comings on the Palestine Telegraph are deadly serious.
The importance of Tonge is that she was not sacked immediately or at all by the Lib Dems when she agreed with the Palestine Telegraph fronting for Hamas claim that Jews in Haiti were harvesting body organs of Haitians.
The further importance is that Brown of the Labour Party did not raise the issue in the recent TV debates.
Nor did Tory Party leader Cameron.
Why is it that the British ruling class elite can not take a position in supporting Israel, in opposing the Hamas front PT, and in defending the integrity and safety of Jews in Israel?
The answer must be that they are all in on this antisemitism together. They are keeping antisemitism up their sleeve for a purpose.
That is why Hamas is excused in London. The pages of the Hamas Front, the Palestine Telegraph, are indeed respectable, made so by this British ruling elite.
Suddenly it is all right now to be a Jew killing organization active on the streets of London.
To see that this is the truth all you have to do is read any part of the Hamas Charter. The following is only a small extract.
The Hamas Charter:

Introduction

  This Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), clarifies its picture, reveals its identity, outlines its stand, explains its aims, speaks about its hopes, and calls for its support, adoption and joining its ranks.

Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious. It needs all sincere efforts. It is a step that inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah’s victory is realised.

 Hamas slogan

  Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes. (Article 8)

 Peace process

  Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. (Article 13)

 Duty to fight

  It is necessary to instill the spirit of jihad (holy war) in the heart of the nation so that they would confront the enemies and join the ranks of the fighters.

It is necessary that scientists, educators and teachers, information and media people, as well as the educated masses, especially the youth and sheikhs of the Islamic movements, should take part in the operation of awakening (the masses).

It is necessary to instill in the minds of the Muslim generations that the Palestinian problem is a religious problem, and should be dealt with on this basis. (Article 15)

 

What is in this for the British elites? Why are the British elites  organizing in support of the Final Solution, which is of course what they do when they organize in support of Hamas?
The following are the latest developments as reported on Jewish Chronicle
Jessica Elgot, April 22, 2010

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Baroness Jenny Tonge has withdrawn her patronage of the Palestine Telegraph after the paper posted a video of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke claiming that Israel is a terrorist threat to America.

The LibDem peer has often been attacked for her patronage of the Palestine Telegraph, which has previously linked IDF doctors to organ theft in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

Baroness Tonge’s name has been removed from the website. Press TV journalist and sister of Cherie Blair, Lauren Booth, Respect MP George Galloway and Luisa Morgantini, Vice President of European Parliament all remain patrons. The former LibDem MP is believed to have emailed the newspaper to say that she no longer wishes to be a patron.

The video, featuring Mr Duke, an American white nationalist, with the headline “Israel’s terror against America”, was on the front page of the Palestine Telegraph’s website.

Mr Duke has published two antisemitic books, one of which is titled Jewish Supremacism: My Awakening on the Jewish Question.

Matthew Harris, the Lib Dem candidate for Hendon said: “I have received definitive confirmation that Jenny Tonge has emailed the Palestine Telegraph stressing that she no longer wishes to be a patron.

“I disagree with Jenny Tonge on many issues but I am pleased she has taken this step. I am confident that Jenny Tonge shares my disgust at everything David Duke stands for.”

Baroness Tonge could not be reached for comment.

http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/30880/tonge-quits-palestine-telegraph-over-kkk-video

4international says

It seems that Duke, and the placing of his video on the front page of PT, has been useful to Tonge. It gives Tonge the excuse to get out.

But Tonge has not changed and her politics are the politics also of Galloway.

TED, ROBERT AND PAMELA, ANSWER THIS QUESTION BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER!

by Jim Stephens

April 26, 2010

Consider the following from Mr Abbas, who was trained by the arch killer of Jews in the Nazi Holocaust, Hajj Amin el Husseini:

 Speaking to members of his Fatah party, he said: “Mr President and members of the American administration, since you believe in this [an independent Palestinian state], it is your duty to take steps toward a solution and to impose this solution.”

And the solution which Abbas really wants, as he wanted when he worked alongside Arafat, who was a close relative of that master killer of Jews, Hajj Amin el Husseini

IS THE FINAL SOLUTION

Consider also this:

Some high-placed official sources (Of the American Government..FI) are also critical of Netanyahu’s approach to America’s drive for peace talks with the Palestinians. They complain the Israel prime minister insists that every issue is cleared with him in person and holds his closest aides, including his national security adviser Uzi Arad, back from efforts to seek out common ground with their American counterparts.

(…Abbas wants imposed solution)

http://www.debka.com/article/8739/

Oh dear, Oh dear, Oh dear.

The great American Government of Obama, (but was Bush any better? No! )This great and democratic government wishes to have a government in power in Israel that is totally its vassal.

So it is getting all upset here because the Israeli Prime Minister wants to be in charge of his own government.

And that all things concerning his government on the biggest issue facing his Jewish people should pass through him.

That is totally scandalous is it not! That simply could never happen in any other part of the world, could it, that a Prime Minister would be in charge of his or her Government.

But enough of the irony! This is deadly serious! We are talking here about whether those Jews who escaped the last Holocaust will be wasted in the next!

Nothing better explains what is happening in the world than the above comments, which have all the ring of truth about them.

The US Government, and the US Governments down the decades, are absolutely dead keen to create an Islamic state and to place this Islamic state right onto the flank of the Jewish state of Israel.

Why?

This is the question which we on 4international implore that Ted Belman answer (Ted is our friend and is the editor of Israpundit)

It is the question which we on 4international implore that Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch, and Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs,  answer with great urgency.

All of these (Robert, Pamela, Ted and so many others) are doing great and wonderful work. But they must answer this question.

Why is the US Governments so determined to create this Islamist state which will eat right into the heart of the Jewish state of Israel?

(And why does the US do this in so many parts of the world as well?)

Why does the US government want an Islamist “parliament” within a mile of the Jewish Parliament? All pressed together in that so tiny country, bounded on all sides by Muslim hate filled dictatorships, that is hatred of Jews primarily!

Why does it want a Jihadist Jew Hating state of Palestine looking down from a few miles onto the airport of Ben Gurion?

Answer that question, ladies and gentlemen, before we go ANY further!

SAN REMO TREATY ANNIVERSARY TODAY

Today, April 25, 2010 is 90 years to the day of the crucial San Remo Conference, which was the key International conference which set up the movement towards creating the Jewish Homeland on the historical area of Judea, later renamed Palestine.

It is vital to mark this day because of its huge historical significance.

What will happen inside the next 10 years, before we reach the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Conference? On 4international we do not have the amazing gifts of these people who can study the planets and foretell the future. For us we are mere flesh and blood, we are connected to nature yet separated, we therefore have to rely on the study of class forces, national movements, trends within religions, trends towards anti-Semitism, weaknesses of our allies, sometimes strengths, to be able to see how the ground lies on any question.

With the Jews what dominates is the Holocaust inflicted on the Jews by the Nazis, which can be marked by Hitler taking power in 1933, passing the Enabling Act, thus clearing the way for war and genocide.

Will this be repeated before the 100th Anniversary? This is now a real question to ask because there are evil minds in the world once more, talking about elimination, and these evil minds turn towards the deadly nuclear bomb technology.

People should always study this with a map in front of them, a mental image in which Israel is tiny, therefore always vulnerable. If no map in front, if no mental image in front, if not drawing attention to the physical “smallness” of Israel, then we see signs of anti-Semitism, and we may even be in the presence of anti-Semites

THE GERMAN NAZIS DID NOT CREATE ANTISEMITISM

THE GERMAN NAZIS DID NOT “INFECT” ISLAM WITH ANTISEMITISM

ANTISEMITISM IS HARD WIRED INTO ISLAM

ANTISEMITISM IN ISLAM LONG PREDATED THE NAZIS

This is why the International Treaty of San Remo on this day exactly 90 years ago awakened the latent anti-Semitism inside Islam.

No sooner was the ink dry than the antisemites inside the Arab world were mobilizing against the Jews.

The role of Hajj Amin el Husseini dates from this time. His strategy was simple

  1. Stir up Jew hatred. Kill Jews
  2. Kill all Arabs who wished to work with the Jews and who supported the Jewish Homeland

 

The role of the British Government was to adopt Hajj Amin el Husseini and to also attack the Jewish Homeland idea.

But the British had an interest in Palestine for their own imperial reasons. From the very beginning the British were working with antisemites to destroy the Jewish Homeland idea.

The British set the scene on this evil policy by creating Transjordan, which later became the independent state of Jordan, out of “Palestine”, out of the area which the San Remo treaty meant as the Jewish Homeland.

The writing was on the wall even then, at that very early stage.

78 per cent of the original Jewish Homeland idea was gone. San Remo was no more. International Treaties were not worth the paper they were written on. And the main mover in this action against the Jews, and in favour of what really was an early form of Jihad, was somebody known and thought of as a friend of the Jews, Churchill!

THUS BEGAN A TREND OF JEWS BEING BETRAYED BY “FRIENDS”

During the whole of the British Mandate the policy of the British remained steady

  1. Back up the evil anti-Semite Hajj Amin el Husseini
  2. Back his policy of killing Jews
  3. Back his programme of killing and intimidating all Arabs who would work in sympathy with Jews

 

There are a number of further points to set down about the San Remo Treaty of 1920

  1. The Jews never recovered from this hatchet job by Churchill WHICH HE CHURCHILL CARRIED THROUGH in the months following San Remo
  2. The Hajj Amin el Husseini who the British adopted in 1920 became the closest of associates with Hitler, Himmler and other top Nazis in carrying out the Holocaust
  3. El Husseini was pardoned totally and adopted by the American Government post 1945, he went on to lead the genocidal attacks on the newly formed Israel of 1947-49, when that failed he adopted his close and young relative Yasser Arafat, trained him up to create the PLO. The PLO was formed out of Nazism. The PLO ARE Nazis!

 

And Israel degenerated over time in this sense. Israeli leaders came to accept that these PLO Nazis should be given even a further state, but this time carved out of Israeli land, so that these Nazis now riddled by Al Qaida should be set up on the flank of the tiny Israel state, in order to carry on their war from that new advantageous position.

This is the real meaning of this anniversary of San Remo on this very day.

  • If you are a Jewish person where do you stand on this. Do you wish to set the ancestors of the very people, the Nazis, who murdered 6 millions of your people in the Holocaust, in a state based on YOUR land.
  • If you are a person of socialist conviction do you side with the Nazis. The PLO, PA, Hamas, call it whatever, is a Nazi movement

 

We on 4international are totally clear.

We oppose all the way the Nazis setting up a state on the flank of Israel which they call “Palestine”

That is the great importance of making known the name and history of Hajj Amin el Husseini.

Join us! Join 4international in this great struggle!

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER WE WILL MAKE THE NAME AND SIGNIFICANCE OF HAJJ AMIN EL HUSSEINI KNOWN TO A NEW GENERATION OF SOCIALIST YOUTH!