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A Christian fatwa against Israel

By Giulio Meotti The Global Church ignores the threats to itself from the very Palestinian Arabs it supports, for the sake of Israel-bashing. The World Council of Churches, an ecumenical body which claims to represent 590 million Christians worldwide and…

John Kerry: Kyrzakhstan and Palestine

By Moshe Phillips

John Kerry. Photo: wiki commons.

On John Kerry’s first international trip as U.S. Secretary of State he made a gaffe worthy of Joe Biden. The headline of London’s Telegraph read “John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan” and the Daily Mail asked “Where’s that exactly, Mr Secretary of State? John Kerry makes up new country ‘Kyrzakhstan.”

But more than just fodder for the British press Kerry’s blunder exposes the truth that he is not the expert on international affairs that the mainstream media, Obama Administration and J Street all vehemently claimed.

And at this time, when Kerry created Kyrzakhstan out of thin air, there is no time like the present to remind Kerry and the rest of the denizens of Foggy Bottom that “Palestine” and “East Jerusalem” are just as mythical as “Kyrzakhstan.”

Let’s recall what actor, comedian and pundit Larry Miller (Pretty Woman, The Nutty Professor and The Princess Diaries) wrote in an April 2002 essay titled “Whosoever Blesses Them: The intifada and its defenders” for The Weekly Standard (it went viral and by mistake was almost always credited to Dennis Miller):

Muslim Brotherhood will terrorize Christians, warns candidate

Presidential candidate Shafiq hits Muslim Brothers twice: “They think Palestine’s the capital of Egypt, would intimidate Christians.” By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Ahmed Shafiq talks during a news conference in Cairo ReutersPresidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq hit hard at the Muslim Brotherhood on two fronts Sunday, warning that an Islamist victory will lead to terrorizing Christians and accusing the Brotherhood of trying to make “Palestine” the central issue for Egyptians.

Shafiq was a close aide to ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and the Brotherhood took the offensive after Saturday’s life sentence for Mubarak, instead of death, and the acquittal of his two sons regarding their involvement in the murder of hundreds of protesters last year.

Egyptians will go the polls in two weeks to vote for Shafiq or Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi.

Israeli forces on high alert as Palestine bids for UN membership

By Patrick Martin

Increase text size Israeli security forces are on high alert on the eve of a Palestinian bid for admission to membership in the United Nations.

The Israel Defence Forces and Border Police have given thousands of troops extensive new training in riot-control techniques.

The units have been issued a range of the latest riot-control weaponry. These include canons that can fire tear gas canisters a distance of 150 metres (more than twice the current range) and a caustic spray called “Skunk,” the smell of which overwhelms those sprayed with it. They also have been supplied with a “Scream” system that emits a painfully loud sound.

Palestine leader forges ahead with UN bid for statehood Some of the new equipment was put to use Wednesday in a clash with Palestinian youths in Kalandia, site of a major crossing point between Israel and the West Bank. That incident, which left five protesters injured, one of them seriously, was the exception to a generally peaceful day of Palestinian rallies in cities across the West Bank.

Read Entire Story in The Globe and Mail

Jordan is Palestine

Op-ed: Establishing 2nd Palestinian state west of Jordan River would be great folly

Haim Misgav

The Jewish State was established in the Land of Israel. Not in Uganda, not in South America and not in any other area offered to the Jews at one time or another as a response to their distress. The League of Nations, which granted Britain the mandate to form the Jewish people’s national home, referred to the entire territory on both sides of the Jordan River.

One should be aware of the following: There was no “Jordanian people” to the east of the Jordan River that sought independence there, just like there was no “Palestinian people” west of the Jordan River.

Hence, When David Ben-Gurion drafted the Declaration of Independence he did not determine the State of Israel’s borders. He too knew that at the end of the war forced upon the small Jewish community by Arab states, the borders will be different than the “partition boundaries.”

The Jewish state’s first prime minister also knew that any territory to be conquered by the IDF will remain part of the state, and will not be called “occupied territory.” The Jewish state will become its legal owner based on the international conventions that designated the whole of the Land of Israel, on both sides of the Jordan River (yes, Mr. Jordanian King) for a Jewish home.

Nakba Day flying in 500 Palestinians July 8 to Israel

By OREN KESSLER

Pro-Palestinian activists planning to send hundreds living abroad on commercial flights July 8. In the wake of “Nakba Day,” “Naksa Day” and an anticipated Gaza-bound flotilla later this month, pro-Palestinian activists are planning to send hundreds of Palestinians living abroad on commercial flights to Ben-Gurion Airport next month in a dramatic display of solidarity.

According to a report released this week by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, an Israeli NGO, organizers believe the planned Gaza flotilla is too limited in scope, and broader action is needed to “remove the blockade from the entire land of Palestine.”

What Pre-Israeli history should teach Jimmy Carter about the Hamas/Fatah deal

by Moshe Phillips.

Jimmy Carter’s reputation as one of the most consistent supporters of Israel’s terrorist opponents remains intact with the publication of his “Support the Palestinian unity government” op-ed in The Washington Post.

In his 2006 book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid Carter cemented his place in history as one of the most vicious critics of Israeli policy. He has been one leading voices in support of the formation of an Islamic state in the Land of Israel since the 1970s.

Let’s take a moment and recall one part in the history in the Middle East that Carter rarely brings up.

Carter failed to grasp the danger to the Middle East, Israel and the U.S. that the watershed event of the Iranian Revolution meant. The Jihadi takeover in Tehran during the Carter presidency was one of the first parts of the campaign of terrorist violence that led to 9/11 and that we are still combating today. Carter’s Iran policy is the story of one tragic mistake after another.

Now Carter expects his opinion to be accepted in regard to Hamas – the Iranian surrogate in the land of Israel. He was wrong in Iran, wrong in criticizing Israeli policy and he’s wrong about the Fatah/Hamas “unity government.”