When I was a young boy, I went to Yeshiva. Yeshiva is like Catholic school, but for Jews. Though my English education suffered, I really did not mind spending six hours each day praying, studying, or debating the Torah. It was boring sometimes, but people can become accustomed to almost anything. I was taught about Zion, which sounds a lot cooler in Hebrew. I learned | Read More »
How do we Work With ‘Palestinians’ That Punish Little Girls for Playing Music?
We are sonorously told to respect the “Palestinians,” that their “government” is one we must work with to solve the ages old conflicts of the Middle East. We are also told by those advocating realpolitik between the west and the Muslim world that their system based on Islam is just as good as anyone else’s, just as we are so often assured that all governments | Read More »
San Francisco crowd chants “jail the rich” as marching dog protests Israel.
www.thepoliticalclass.com San Francisco crowd chants “jail the rich” as marching dog protests Israel. The San Francisco Chronicle covered a protest over the weekend. Full story here. It appears Code Pink was there and the crowd was a little more openly communist than usual as they chanted : “Jail the rich, bail out the poor, stop the foreclosures, stop the war.” Now I’m not sure that | Read More »
Carnage Averted: ‘Major Terrorist Attack’ Fizzles at Haifa Mall
Late Saturday evening, a car containing 100kg (220 lbs) of explosive compound was deposited in the outer parking lot of Lev Hamifratz mall in Haifa, Israel. The car was parked in a crowded section of the parking lot next to structural pilings holding up a portion of the mall, and the explosives were mixed with ball bearings to ensure maximum human and structural damage from | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — March 17, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/israels-national-security-aide-barred-from-us/ EXCLUSIVE: Israel’s national security aide barred from U.S. Former Israeli spy linked to Pentagon leak — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/new-deal-for-blackwater-bucks-decision-by-iraq/ EXCLUSIVE: Blackwater back in U.S. employ — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/ready-willing-able—and-waiting-for-obama/ Obama-ites wait for jobs — and sit tight Loyalists tough it out for administration jobs — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/democrats-mull-end-run-for-obama/ Democrats mull end-run for Obama Unusual rules tactic could trigger partisan brawl — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/obama-tries-to-block-aigs-bonuses/ Obama tries to block AIG’s bonuses — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/workplace-complaints-jump-15-percent-in-2008/ | Read More »
Charles Freeman: And I would have gotten away with it, too…
…if it wasn’t for those meddlesome Jews: I have concluded that the barrage of libelous distortions of my record would not cease upon my entry into office. The effort to smear me and to destroy my credibility would instead continue. I do not believe the National Intelligence Council could function effectively while its chair was under constant attack by unscrupulous people with a passionate attachment | Read More »
Chas Freeman is OUT at “Obama’s Intelligence”. A few links about our peace-loving friends —— An open thread for the evening.
To kind of take the Queen song in stride……………… “Bump, bump, bump…. Another one’s off the bus.” I am seriously considering offering to buy Mr. Tapper a bullet-proof vest… he’s in line to become the next Vince Foster. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/03/chas-freeman-pu.html A statement from Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair: “Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair announced today that Ambassador Charles W. Freeman Jr. has | Read More »
Obama Heals The World Via DVDs!
We were told over and over again during the campaign that the presidency of Barack Obama would restore our standing in the world. I’m not sure of the definition of “restore” but I am finding it a little different than what I would have imagined. Consider the following: 1. DVD-Gate: Apparently the appropriate gift to a visiting head of state from one of our closest | Read More »
Newsweek Map Labels Israel as ‘Palestinian Territory’
I don’t know if Newsweek is as eager to be rid of Israel as “The State of Islam” is these days or not, but on its interactive online map of the mid east, the news mag is featuring a map of Israel labeled as “Palestinian Territory.” Once you click over to the Newsweek map, holding the mouse over the tiny red shape north of Egypt | Read More »
Wall Street Journal Gives Action to Principles
Kudos must go to the Wall Street Journal for standing by its principles. Haaretz reports that the WSJ pulled its sponsorship this week for a tennis tournament in Dubai after that Islamic state ignorantly denied a visa for an Israeli player scheduled to play there. Dubai refused the visa for Israeli player Shahar Peer because of the supposed anger of Muslim tennis fans over the | Read More »
Israel’s election results – still a little smoky
A week after voting, and it’s been quite a little horse-trading affair, with at least one medium-sized surprise – hard-line nationalist party Yisrael Beiteinu and their 15 seats are still in play. They have an interesting future, but for now are relishing their potential king-maker role.
Now Iran Wants to Talk to Obama; The Day After Israeli Elections
…and now Iran is asking Obama for talks. That would force Obama to place pressure on whatever new coalition ultimately forms a government in Israel NOT to do a bombing raid on Iran’s enrichment facilities. Predictable move, let’s see if it works. My bet: Obama will start shrieking like an 8 year old girl again.
Israel election tomorrow : a very, very good thing is happening
Final prediction polls show Benjamin Netanyahu is expected, narrowly, to become the nation’s next prime minister. This is an exceedingly good thing.
I do not say to Congress, “Do not pass a resolution condemning the Armenian genocide.”
…and the successor state to the one that committed said genocide has not adequately addressed the actions of its predecessor. The new President campaigned on the issue, and top foreign policy adviser Samantha Power (back from internal exile from her previously calling the new Secretary of State a “monster”) is known for her stance on it. And, at the end of things, there are a | Read More »