Friday, February 28, 2014

Will the State Dept. Now Join "Christ at the Checkpoint"

Some of you may have followed my blogging on Shaun Casey, as well as those of EOZ.

The State Department faith fellow who came to the Holy Land but somehow, missed the religious Jews residing there.   (See other activities here, for example, and a Jewish rabbi involved)

I have been updated (anonymous thanks) to this report:-

...Bethlehem Bible College was honored to receive a visit from Dr. Shaun Casey, the Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.  Dr Casey was accompanied by his Policy Advisor, Ms Liora Danan, [formerly Director of Special Projects, Middle East Program at University of California at San Diego, and stints at Center for Strategic and International Studies, USCD, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom]

and his Cultural Affairs Officer, Ms Rachel Lesley. [Lesley has been in previous assignments in Saudi Arabia (2006-2007), Syria (2004-2006), studying advanced Arabic at the State Department’s language school in Tunisia and prior to joining the Foreign Service, she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Egypt.  And she was also the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Manama, Bahrain]  Here she is

The President of Bethlehem Bible College, Rev Dr. Jack Sara together with members of the college leadership team, Dr. Bishara Awad, President Emeritus, Dr. Munther Isaac, Mr. Jamal Ateeq and Ms Nisreen Nassar, met Dr. Casey and his officers and together they discussed issues of importance to Palestinian Christians, and in particular, the role of the Palestinian church in politics and in the peace process.  They also talked at length about the up-coming Christ at the Checkpoint Conference and the impact that such an international event can have in promoting peace.
...At the reception following the tour, Dr. Casey said how pleased he was to have been able to visit the College and promised Dr. Sara that he would keep in touch.

"Promoting peace"?
That "Christ at the Checkpoint Conference"  (next one is March 10-14, 2014) is pure anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and promotes misrepresentations of Judaism as well as Christianity.  As my interlocuter expressed it,

I’m waiting for a Christ at the Shuk conference

My GraphicZionism comment to this photo:

and this



Received this:

To whom it may concern,

I am saddened and frustrated to hear that Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Dr. Shaun Casey, on his recent visit to Bethlehem, was discussing the "Christ at the Checkpoint" (CATC) activities. Those activities have in the past included anti-Israeli and borderline anti-Semitic 
misrepresentations of Judaism. What is most objectionable is that that Israel-bashing deflects from the addressing of real problems facing Palestinian Christians, a part of the wider harassment and persecution facing Christians throughout the MidEast. Dr. Casey is actually harming those he is meant to protect..

Dozens of bylines from news media such as the The New York TimesWall Street JournalB.B.C., TelegraphGlobe and MailDaily MailNew York Post etc talk about actual, researched reasons for Christian flight from the Holy Land. (



Posted: 28 Feb 2014 07:10 AM PST
Earlier today I wrote that the State Department said that Shaun Casey, the head of the State Department's Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, had met with Jews, Christians and Muslims on his recent, unannounced visit to the West Bank. At the same time Yisrael Medadfound a third meeting that Casey had with a virulently anti-Israel Christian group during his trip.

Since them I found that Casey also visitedEpiscopal Bishop Suheil Dawani in Jerusalem. Dawani was once accused by Israel of illegally transferring Jewish-owned lands to Arabs but it does not appear that he was ever tried for this, so I don't know if the accusation was withdrawn or placed on a back-burner.

I have also discovered that Casey visited Muslim leaders - on the Temple Mount.

In a move considered precedent-setting, and the first of its kind since the occupation of Jerusalem, Assistant Secretary of State for Interfaith Affairs Sean Casey met in the dome inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque with Sheikh Abdel Azim Salhab, Chairman of the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib al-Tamimi, Director General of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Dr. Yousef Natsheh, Director of Tourism and Antiquities in the Islamic Waqf
According to Sheikh Tamimi [Casey] was informed of all Zionist violations related to Al-Aqsa Mosque from the incursions of settlers and abuses of Zionism and breaches.

He said: 'We have provided a detailed explanation of the conditions of Jerusalemites of uprooting and Judaization and blocking of buildings and the demolition of homes, confiscation of land and interfering with the freedom of worship and access to the holy places of all the Palestinian territories.'

The Waqf religious leaders told the assistant secretary to convey the message clearly to the American administration, especially about the violations of the occupation and carried out by extremists against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which may lead to religious conflicts all over the world if the mosque is damaged or if the state of Jordan and the Islamic sovereignty is stripped from the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy sites in Jerusalem.

... In turn, Assistant U.S. Secretary of State said he wants the city of Jerusalem to have safety and security and stability, and "I will truthfully convey what I heard from all of you to the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry."
I am not certain, but I do not believe that Ambassador Dan Shapiro ever crosses the Green Line from the Tel Aviv side. I see no evidence so far that Casey ever went to the Israeli side of the Green Line - every single meeting we've seen so far was in the "eastern" part of Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Maybe he arrived from Jordan.

Still trying to find any Jews he might have visited. But judging from what we've seen so far, the only Jews he might deign to visit are "Rabbis for Human Rights."

By the way, I also see that he made a visit to the West Bank in 2011 as part of a Methodist delegation.

So far, nothing I am seeing about Casey is instilling confidence in this new office that he heads.

Quiz: Who Is The Extremist?

Who said:

“I find life quite impossible as I cannot enjoy a thing without carrying it to all the extremes and then nearly dying of the reaction.” 

a)  A Haredi politician

b)  A price-tag activist

c)  A member of Fatah

d)  a Woman of the Wall lady

e)  an anti-Zionist Jew

f)  Nancy Cunard 

Yep, "f".


She seemed to be violent, too.  Do you know what to be braceletted means?

She smoked and drank dramatically and would brandish a long cigarette holder; after she became seriously interested in African art and culture in the late 20s and was living tempestuously with Henry Crowder, a black American jazz musician, she often wore old African ivory bracelets up her slender arms from wrist to elbow. These bracelets became her trademark, long before the "ethnic" look was invented. Sometimes they were also a weapon; the New Yorker writer Janet Flanner, half in love with Cunard herself, met Crowder on the street one day and asked him why he was bruised. "Just bracelet work, Miss Janet," he calmly replied.


One Picture's Worth

Yehudah Glick on the Temple Mount.

Yehudah and 'friends', that is.

Two Waqf guards.

Four policemen.

That photograph is even worth 1000 Arab-thrown stones.


A Thought On the Concept of Homeland

Thinking of the red soil, the seasons, the way things smelled down there, I feel as though my experience of coming of age there was more a matter of landscape and climate than people."

James Taylor 


Thursday, February 27, 2014

How Clinton Divided the Holy Basin

From here:


Is Jordan Israel?

Jordanian MPs are angry.

The Foreign Minister is upset.

Let's add to their pain and injury.

A new book, entitled The Land between the Two Rivers: Early Israelite Identities in the Transjordan by Thomas Petter is out.

From the blurb:

...historians who are skeptical about any "real" history of early Israel have disparaged the idea that Israel had an early presence in Transjordan. This skeptical stance, however, is by no means shared by everyone. Frank Cross...demonstrated the reality of an early Israelite presence in Transjordan. Ongoing excavations--at Tall al-?Umayri, the type-site for the Late Bronze-Iron I transition in the region bounded by the Wadi Zarqa in the north and the Wadi Mujib in the south, and at Tall Madaba, which had an early Iron I settlement--now confirm a tribal presence in these Transjordanian areas during the early Iron I. [see here]
...In the early tribal settings of Transjordan, ethnic identities were subject to sudden shifts along the twin poles of "otherness" (reflected in open conflict over land ownership) and covenant "loyalty" (to Yahweh or Chemosh or other deities). Thus, while the presence of Reuben, Gad, and other tribal groups need not be questioned, application of a specific ethnic label to the existing material-cultural horizon creates unnecessary tensions. The phenomenon of covariance (a one-to-one relationship between material culture and ethnicity) may obtain in more-stable ecological settings. On the frontier, however, it is quite difficult to link specific people to particular pots.
By bringing together applicable anthropological research and relevant biblical, extrabiblical, and archaeological data, Petter outlinescontext-driven interpretive framework within which to plot tribal ethnic expressions in the past. From the perspective of the longue durée, we can see that frontier regions tend to exhibit episodic changes of hand: competing sides claimed legitimate ownership, sometimes by way of making the gods owners of the land.

So, Jordan is ... ancient Israel.


And There But For Marek Schwartz

From Daniel Pipes via Pierre Van Passen

the Turkish overlords of Jerusalem abandoned Jerusalem rather than fight for it in 1917, evacuating it just in advance of the British troops. One account indicates they were even prepared to destroy the holy city. Jamal Pasha, the Ottoman commander-in-chief, instructed his Austrian allies to "blow Jerusalem to hell" should the British enter the city. The Austrians therefore had their guns trained on the Dome of the Rock, with enough ammunition to keep up two full days of intensive bombardment. According to Pierre van Paasen, a journalist, that the dome still exists today is due to a Jewish artillery captain in the Austrian army, Marek Schwartz, who rather than respond to the approaching British troops with a barrage on the Islamic holy places, "quietly spiked his own guns and walked into the British lines."

Oh, dear, Marek

More, from this book:


Book Cover Battle

On John's book.


Great UN News

The news (thanks IMRA):-

Arab League discusses filing UN complaint on Al-Aqsa violations

CAIRO (Ma'an - Palestinian news agency) -- The Arab League permanent representatives' emergency session discussed on Wednesday the possibility of filing a complaint to the UN Security Council regarding recent Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem. The discussion comes amid a controversial Israeli Knesset discussion about extending Israeli sovereignty over the compound, which is holy to both Muslims and Jews but as part of the 1994 peace agreement with Jordan is under Jordanian custodianship.

Finally we can explain

a) the Temple Mount is indeed holy and sacred to Judaism

b) that it was there prior to the Arab invasion, conquest and occupation of the Land of Israel and under Jewish rule *

c) that the treay refers to Islamic sites and that should be limited to buildings such as mosques but not the entire enclosed precincts

d) that "custodianship" is like administration but not sovereignty

e) that playing soccer there is a no-no

f) that threats to scrap that peace treaty are extremist fundamentalism and faith-based fanaticsm

g) that the term "custodianship" doesn't appear in the treaty but this does: "the present special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Muslim Holy shrines in Jerusalem"

h) that this also appears: "Each Party will provide freedom of access to places of religious and historical significance...The Parties will act together to promote interfaith relations among the three monotheistic religions, with the aim of working towards religious understanding, moral commitment, freedom of religious worship, and tolerance and peace."



The Islamic connection to Jerusalem is older than the Jewish. The Palestinian "minister" of religious endowments asserts that Jerusalem has "always" been under Muslim sovereignty. Likewise, Ghada Talhami, a polemicist, asserts that "There are other holy cities in Islam, but Jerusalem holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Muslims because its fate has always been intertwined with theirs." Always? Jerusalem's founding antedated Islam by about two millennia, so how can that be? Ibrahim Hooper of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations explains this anachronism: "the Muslim attachment to Jerusalem does not begin with the prophet Muhammad, it begins with the prophets Abraham, David, Solomon and Jesus, who are also prophets in Islam." In other words, the central figures of Judaism and Christianity were really proto-Muslims. This accounts for the Palestinian man-in-the-street declaring that "Jerusalem was Arab from the day of creation." There has even been some scholarship, from 'Ayn Shams University in Egypt, alleging to show that Al-Aqsa Mosque predates the Jewish antiquities in Jerusalem – by no less than two thousand years.


It's Flat and Wide, what else would you do at a sacred place?

Thank you Arnon.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

100,000 - 200,000 Errors


Page 331.


A "State"?

You will observe that no mention of a "state" as an option for the Arabs-who-will-refer-to-themselves-as-"Palestinians":-

Page 335.


Passover Is Six Weeks Away

But not according to this Jordanian news site:

The clashes occurred after the Knesset declared its intention to discuss the proposal of right-wing lawmaker Moshe Feiglin to end the Hashemite guardianship over Muslim and Christian holy places in Jerusalem. Groups of the alleged "Temple" also announced a collective storming for the Mosque this afternoon on the occasion of the Hebrew Passover.

//Petra// RZ 25/2/2014 - 10:37:48 AM


a)  The clashes occurred after the Knesset declared its intention to discuss 

Why clash over a verbal debate?

And what clash?  Muslims attacked.

b)  to end the Hashemite guardianship over Muslim and Christian holy places in Jerusalem

Actually, that guardianship will remain.  But the object of Feiglin is to increase Israeli sovereignty.

c)  the alleged "Temple" 

What "alleged"?  Like the alleged flight on a horse by Prophet Muhammed?  Like the alleged "Palestine"?

d)  collective storming 

It's called visiting or touring.

e)  on the occasion of the Hebrew Passover.

Passover begins on the evening of April 14.

Jordanian news.


Muslim Female Liberation = Throwing Rocks

From this clip here, at about 0:30-35 ---



President Lincoln and ... Palestine


Menachem Begin Escape's Notice

From a book's review;

Some of the book’s many weaknesses are due to the fact that Judis doesn’t really possess the command of his subject that he pretends to have. His narrative is full of the sort of errors and omissions that abound in polemics disguised as history...More revealing, perhaps, of his failure to do his homework is his statement that “Palestine was quiet during World War II.” While he knows that the “Stern Gang” staged terrorist attacks against the British during the war, he seems to be utterly unaware of the Irgun’s revolt in 1944 (or, for that matter, of any of its activities during the next couple of years, except for the bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946, which he mentions in passing, without explaining in any way).

If Menachem Begin altogether escapes Judis’ notice, his mentor, Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky, comes in for more than his share of criticism. Jabotinsky’s defense in the 1920s of a militant “iron wall” policy, which rested on the assumption that “the Jews would succeed in gaining Palestine only by defeating, or intimidating, the Arabs militarily,” confirmed, he writes, “the Arab population’s worst fears about Zionist intentions.” What Judis fails to note is, to quote Walter Laqueur’s A History of Zionism, that “Jabotinsky wrote in his programme that in the Jewish state there would be ‘absolute equality’ between Jews and Arabs, that if one part of the population were destitute, the whole country would suffer.” (One suspects that Judis is aware of these things, for it is Laqueur himself who heads the list of people he thanks in his acknowledgments for supplying him with reading material.) While Judis pounces, when he can, on any reference on the part of a Zionist leader to the transfer of the Palestinian Arab population to some other territory, Judis makes no mention of the fact that Jabotinsky vociferously opposed any such notion.
It is Jabotinsky’s people that Judis blames, too, for the descent of Palestine into violence in 1929. In the midst of a year-long dispute over the Western Wall in Jerusalem, several hundred members of the Revisionist youth group “shouting ‘The wall is ours!’ and carrying the Zionist flag, marched to the mufti’s home, where they held a large demonstration. That set off a succession of Arab demonstrations that degenerated into large-scale riots.” What Judis conveniently neglects to describe fully, however, is the central role the owner of the house in question, the Grand Mufti, Hajj Ammin al-Husseini, had in stirring things up. He didn’t just convene international conferences, as Judis notes. Throughout the 1920s, he distributed The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and regularly taught hatred of the Jews. In 1929, as Efraim Karsh has shown, he incited a youth rally to unleash “a tidal wave of violence.” (Judis is consistent, one might note, in his protection of the Palestinian Arab leader’s soiled reputation, touching only very lightly on his later collaboration with the Nazis, which seems to be deplorable in his eyes mostly because his “identification with Hitler’s Germany had allowed these Zionists to reframe their own role in Palestine and on the world stage to avoid any taint of imperialism or settler colonialism.”)


Green Line Signing

Rebecca Daniels, Yachad Student and Youth Outreach Worker, writes:

...last week a group of 16 young people launched the campaign ‘Sign on the Green Line’. The campaign has one plain and simple aim: to urge British Jewry to make a promise to only use maps of Israel that have the 1949 Armistice Line on them (the Green Line). The campaign is not about defining where a future border might be drawn, it is about marking the Green Line on a map, 


The Arabs never recognized the Green Line, infiltrated it for 19 years, killed Jews, really do not recognize it as they want at least the 1947 Partition borders, for a start, and now Yachad, 47 years later, want Jews to recognize it?


Al-Aqsa Rocks!


Tough getting down on your knees, I would assume, with all those rocks on the rug.

Of course, they probably managed top throw them all at the police before the next prayer occasion. 


So Now Mixing Religion & Politics Is ... Okay?

He is

the head of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives and associate professor of Christian Ethics and director of the National Capital Semester for Seminarians (NCSS) at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. His research interests include ethics and international affairs, the public implications of religious belief, and the intersection of religion and politics. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School with a Doctorate of Theology in Religion and Society, Casey has written on the ethics of the war in Iraq as well the role of religion in American presidential politics. 

He has been in my "neighborhood".   And he

visited Bishop Munib Younan and the Lay Preachers Academy on Friday, February 14th, to discuss the peace process and the role of the Lutheran church in peace.  Mr. Casey met Bishop Munib Younan in Jerusalem and asked Bishop Younan to speak on how the church sees its role as peacemakers in the Middle East.

Mr. Casey then traveled to AbrahamsHerberge in Beit Jala to speak with the members of the Lay Preachers Academy and ask for their candid opinions on the peace process and to ask how Palestinian Christians view themselves and their community.  Mr. Casey spent 90 minutes listening to the Lutheran Christian voices of Palestine on their concerns about the current peace talks and their hopes for the future.

I haven't heard him visiting a Jewish community in Judea and Samaria.

Which is odd.


Well, besides the obvious?

Because if his job is based on faith, why were Jews not visited?  After all, are not we usually accused, pejoratively, of mixing religion and politics?

Oh, that Bishop?

His political agenda is:-

it is my strong hope that these discussions result in a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including a shared Jerusalem, the right of return for Palestinian refugees, and the end of Israeli occupation, including settlements, according to international law.

There go the Jews.

And then gets nasty:

 It continues to be my vision that Palestinians will one day see the image of God in their Israeli neighbors 

"One day"?  We have no such image now?  The Arabs are blind?  Or they blind themselves to the reality?  Victims of their own propaganda and incitement campaigns?

I learn from here that he has signed the Kairos Document (#204) which declares

the occupation of Palestinian land as a sin against God and humanity

The document also suggests we Jews have a lesser right to this land:

2.3.2 Our presence in this land, as Christian and Muslim Palestinians, is not accidental but rather deeply rooted in the history and geography of this land, resonant with the connectedness of any other people to the land it lives in. It was an injustice when we were driven out. The West sought to make amends for what Jews had endured in the countries of Europe, but it made amends on our account and in our land. They tried to correct an injustice and the result was a new injustice.

It is as if only anti-Semitism is our justification; we have no national ethos.

So, is this Kerry's new ally, his political ally?


And EOZ updates with new, powerful info.


There It Is - Southern Syria


That's dated September 2, 1879.


Which Americans Did He Meet in 1839?

I didn't know that Sir A H Layard visited Palestine in 1839.


In 1839 Layard set out with a companion, Edward Mitford, to travel overland to Sri Lanka (Ceylon) where he hoped to practice as a barrister or to join the Civil Service. After reaching Istanbul they made their way slowly through Syria and Palestine, via Mosul to Baghdad. In May 1840 they joined a caravan travelling into Persia.

And this is just in time for the upcoming Purim;-

Layard was originally drawn to Iran because he was eager to investigate the suggestion by Henry C. Rawlinson (1810-1895) that in ancient times there were two cities with the name of Susa: the Greek Susa at Shush on the River Karkheh and the Biblical Shushan, where Daniel had his vision, at Susan on the upper reaches of the River Karun (1839, pp. 83-95). Rawlinson, the later Assyriologist and diplomatist Sir Henry, was a major in the service of the East India Company, and could not visit Susan himself. But Layard could, and so he found at Susan, just over 50 km to the east of Masjed-e Solaymān and more than 150 km from Shush, some ruins and a tomb, reported to be that of Daniel. 


The Almoravids?

If you visit many of the Islamist pro-Al-Aqsa sites, like this one, who can read slogans like this:

مجموعة من القنابل التي ألقيت على المرابطين في المسجد الاقصى المباركA set of bombs dropped on the Almoravids in Al-Aqsa Mosque(Translated by Bing)


Who are they?

The term "Almoravid" comes from the Arabic "al-Murabitun" (المرابطون), which is the plural form of "al-Murabit" - literally meaning "one who is tying" but figuratively meaning "one who is ready for battle at a fortress"... the name was suggested by Ibn Yasin in the "persevering in the fight" sense, to boost morale... Ibn Yasin certainly had the ardor of a puritan zealot; his creed was mainly characterized by a rigid formalism and a strict adherence to the dictates of the Qur'an, and the Orthodox tradition...

And did they achieve anything?

The Almoravids were a Berber dynasty of Morocco, who formed an empire in the 11th century that stretched over the western Maghreb and Al-Andalus. Their capital was Marrakesh, a city they founded in 1062...The Almoravids were crucial in preventing a fall of Al-Andalus to the Iberian Christian kingdoms, when they decisively beat a coalition of the Castilian and Aragonese armies at the Battle of Sagrajas. This enabled them to control an empire that stretched 3,000 kilometers north to south. However, the rule of the dynasty was relatively short-lived. The Almoravids fell - at the height of their power - when they failed to quell the Masmuda-led rebellion initiated by Ibn Tumart. As a result, their last king Ishaq ibn Ali was killed in Marrakesh in April 1147 by the Almohads, 

So, can we presume these are not peace-loving, seekers of coexistence people?

Those American 'Settlers' and A Beduoin 'Attack'

What do you know.




There was, however, even an earlier American settling in.

In this book, we learn about

Clorinda Minor, a charismatic American Christian woman whose belief in the Second Coming prompted her to leave a comfortable life in Philadelphia in 1851 and take up agriculture in Palestine.
After her disappointment in a failed prophecy that the End of Days would take place in October 1844, Mrs. Minor determined that the Holy Land was not yet adequately prepared for such an event and decided that it would be her mission to teach the poverty-stricken Jews of Palestine to work the soil. In this very American story, Mrs. Minor, like so many other pioneers of her day, looked to the land as her future.

Minor had a

belief that "she was Esther, summoned by God to go to Mount Zion and 'make ready the land of Israel for the King's return'" (p. 17).

She set sail for Palestine in 1849, and, until her death six years later, she was involved in two agricultural projects whose purpose was to hasten the Second Coming.

The first project at Atras, south of Bethlehem, was in partnership with John Meshullam, a Jewish convert to Christianity. The project had limited success. An extremely complex series of events leading up to and following the dissolution of the partnership involved the British consul in Jerusalem, James Finn, and the American consul in Beirut, J. Horsford Smith, and continued through the diplomatic hierarchy to the American Department of State and British Foreign Office.
The vicinity of Jaffa was the second venue for Minor's attempt at agriculture. The short-lived Mount Hope farm waned after Clorinda Minor's death from dysentery in 1855, closing its doors in 1858 following a Bedouin attack.

A Bedouin "attack"?

On that incident there at Jaffa:

From this book.


Monday, February 24, 2014

A Media Comment from Alec Baldwin

Now I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible. I used to engage with the media knowing that some of it would be adversarial, but now it’s superfluous at best and toxic at its worst. If MSNBC went off the air tomorrow, what difference would it make? If the Huffington Post went out of business tomorrow, what difference would it make? Arianna Huffington accomplished what she wanted to accomplish. She created this wonderful thing. And what have they done with that? They want clicks, I get it. They’ve gotta have clicks for their advertisers, so they’re going to need as much Kim Kardashian and wardrobe malfunctions as possible. The other day, they had a thing on the home page about pimples. Tripe. Liberal and conservative media are now precisely equivalent.


There was a time the entire world didn’t have a camera in their pocket—the first thing that cell phones did was to kill the autograph business. Nobody cares about your autograph. There are cameras everywhere, and there are media outlets for them to “file their story.” They take your picture in line for coffee. They’re trying to get a picture of your baby. Everyone’s got a camera. When they’re done, they tweet it. It’s … unnatural.



Amb. Power's Rip-Off

From her Twitter account:

This is the comment I left:

 60s a high US official powers out; reveals either ignorance or bias. another rip-off of Jews.


Danish Bestiality

Did you know that there are

Laws in both Denmark and Norway are fairly open when it comes to a person’s legal right to engage in sexual activity with an animal. The law states that doing so is perfectly legal, so long as the animal involved does not suffer. According to the Danish newspaper 24timer, this interesting gap in the law has led to a flourishing business in which people pay in order to have sex with animals.

And that

clients come from abroad and travel some distance for [animal bordello] services. “But the clients tell us that it is much simpler to buy animal sex in Denmark than in their own country,” the owner said, explaining that many of his clients come from Norway, Sweden, Holland and Germany.

This is the country that had that giraffe killed.

And it is the country where
Halal and kosher meat will no longer be produced in Denmark, where the ritual slaughter has been banned after years of campaigning by animal welfare groups.  Dan Jørgensen, Minister for Agriculture and Food, backs the decision with certainty of his conscience, even as he is widely quoted by the media as saying, "animal rights come before religion".
The statement has stirred up much controversy and debate from Jewish and Muslim religious groups, which are not willing to take non-halal/kosher meat on a "platter".

It would that there are some Danes already having sex with humans-who-are-animals, that is, I mean, the people changing these laws to ban shechita.

Such a pain in the ____ .

(Thanks to BT) ^

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Muslim Apartheid

This poster is protesting Jewish presence on the Temple Mount.

But there is something especially sinister in it:-

The encircled Jew in the lower-right section is drinking water from a fountain on the Temple Mount.

He is, in the Muslim view, desecrating the site and the very water they use.

That is true apartheid.  Just like in South Africa and the South of the United States during apartheid and segregation.

Do you support that policy?


Low-Intensity Conflict Security Report February 23, 2014

Low-Intensity Conflict Security Report February 23, 2014

These reports are translated and publicized by Yehudit Tayar for Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron with the clearance and confirmation of the IDF.  Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron is a voluntary emergency medical organization with over 500 volunteer doctors, paramedics, medics who are on call 24/7 and work along with the IDF, 669 IAF Airborn Rescue, the security officers and personal throughout Yesha and the Jordan Valley, and with MDA.

We, the volunteers of Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron go out to rescue anyone who needs our emergency medical assistance; including civilians, military and Arabs also those within the PA territories. (with IDF presence) To us a life is precious and we go out at risk leaving home and family or stopping on the road to rescue anyone in need.

This is a partial report of the on-going terror attacks against Israel and IDF and innocent civilians. While the world continues to pressure Israel and boycott products from Yesha the attacks continue daily by those who wish to murder Jews in our Land.  It is imperative to break the silence of these attacks which are both encouraged and condoned by the Palestinian Authority, the UNWRA who teach to hate and murder using the excuse of Israel occupying these areas and willfully ignoring the establishment of the PLO in 1964 before the Six Day War in 1967.

This is a report of the attacks from February 16 -23, 2014

Rock attacks:

Hevron :

At least 1500 rioters participated in demonstrations under the governor of Hevron Camel Chamid.  A member of "b'zelem" was injured lightly by a rock thrown by one of his Arab rioting friends

February 21

About 30 anarchists blocked the entrance to Kiryat Arba in order to encourage the Arabs to attack the city after the Arab prayers

Riots in Hevron with about 1500 Arabs some with masks on their faces left the Mosque of Arches – Policemens square attacked wit hrocks and fire bombs.  IDF and Border police responded with crowd dispersing measures. Arab reporter injured lightly from rock thrown in riots and was taken by Red Crescent to hospital. 

From the Arab cemetery towards Israeli vehicle across from Avraham Avenu neighborhood

From the Arab cemetery towards Israelis at Gross Square across from Avraham Avenu neighborhood.

Bet Romano in the Jewish Quarter of Hevron attacked by rocks

Daily rocks attacks at IDF and border policemen near the Cave of the Patriarchs in the Jewish quarter of Hevron encouraged by anarchists

Between Kiryat Arba and Bet Anun

Between Kiryat Arba and Hevron near to the turn 160 – damage caused

IDF troops attacked by Arab terrorists encouraged by anarchists near the road joining Kiryat Arba to Hevron.  The IDF force went into the area and used crowd dispersing measures  to stop the attack

Halhul north of Hevron attempted murder by throwing rocks from moving vehicle very close to the location of the terror attack that resulted in the murders of Asher and Yonatan Palmer HY"D.

Hevron Kiryat Arba Road

About 100 meters south of Carme Zur tins of pain were thrown towards Israeli bus in order to cause an accident – the bus continued on the road fortunately

Southern Hevron Hills:

Between Aduraim and Neguhot

Bus attacked south-west of Hevron on the Neguhot road

Border patrol force between Aduraim and Neguhot attacked south-west of Hevron

Gush Etzion:

Israeli vehicles attacked near the school in Arab Tekoa

February 21

IDF soldier injured lightly from attack near Arab Tekoa scratch in his face.  Arab rioter injured lightly in leg from rubber bullets.

Bus attacked near El Arub

Between Neve Danile and Efrat Junction causing damage


During the Shabbat in the afternoon about 50 violent Arabs came to the entrance of the community of Gilad Farm and the residents chased them away.  1 Israeli injured lightly from rock attack

IDF chased away 8 Arabs who were attacking the Ariel Industrial Area with rocks

Western area of the Ariel Industrial region Arabs attacked a number of workers and vehicles with rocks

Rock blockade between Tapuah and Migdalim.  Arab vehicles were damaged.

About 50 Arabs rioted and attacked IDF troops with rocks at Yitzhar Junction


Highway 446 about 400 meters south of Nili junction

From area of the Arab school in Luben A-Shrakia near Ma'aleh Levona

Rock attacks and rock barricade on road north of Nachliel

Fire Bomb Attacks:

Jerusalem Region:

After the Shabbat entered Arab terrorists threw 3 fire bombs towards the Mt. of Olives passage.

Fire bomb and rocks thrown towards the gas station on the road between Ma'aleh Adumim and Jerusalem.  Border police patrol chased the terrorists away. Damage caused to Border police jeep.


2 firebombs thrown at security fence of Psagot. Security coordinator put the fire out that the fire bomb caused.

1 fire bomb thrown at road near Neve Zuf


School bus attacked with fire bomb 300 meters before Yitzhar small junction from the direction of Kedumim

2 fire bombs thrown at bus near Hawara near gas station

1 fire bomb on Southern Shechem bypass (Gilad Road) fire bomb attack on Israeli vehicle


Glass bottle of paint thrown towards IDF force near El Arub

IDF force identified near Migdal Oz 2 Arabs placing fake explosive rocket aimed at the community.  1 of the suspects was apprehended. 

3 fire bombs towards IDF post at Kever Rachel

Fire bomb thrown on IDF force near Tekoa

February 23, 2014

IDF force revealed 2 pipe bombs and fire bomb hidden on 2 Arabs from Tul Karem while on patrol west of Tul Karem.  The Arabs are being detained and the explosive devices were detonated by the bomb squad.

February 18

In the morning a powerful explosive device was discovered and neutralized with no injuries by the IDF force in an operation of the IDF in southern Gaza.  The explosive device was placed near the security fence and aimed at IDF troops.  The terror organizations are constantly aiming terror attacks against Israeli troops and civilians.

Ramat Hagolan: In an open area near Tek Chezka 2 mortars fell from the battles in Syria.