Cyber-jihadists hijack North American "Israpundit"; Meet the man they want to keep you from learning from

Atlas Shrugs reports that jihadists today briefly comandeered the pro-democracy, pro-Jewish website, Israpundit. Volunteers helped Israpundit overcome the "Hamas owned you," browser hijack to bring it back online.
Islamists impose ensorship of the Islamist world to stifle international criticism of their brainwashing. Meet Israpundit's publisher, Ted Belman, and appreciate the intellectual honesty of this kind, lucid political affairs analyst delivers from Canada, that cyber-terrorists are working to stifle.

Mr. Belman spoke with DemoCast.TV just days prior to the American Presidential election and addresses global affairs topics including domestic North American politics, Middle East politics, and defeating jihad.


Israel attempts to free Palestinians from Islamist-imperialist oppressors; NY Post calls Jewish State - "Damned if they do, but DEAD if they don't"

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Likud candidate for Prime Minister, explains Israel's position on enduring 8-years of Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, more than 3-years since Israel vacated Gaza with Hamas' promises to cease rocket terror. Hamas launches from residential areas to deter retaliation and maximize casualties for PR value.
Video courtesy Fox News Channel.
Ralph Peters writes in the New York Post:

"Israel's airstrikes against confirmed Hamas terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip were overdue, discriminating and skillful. So far, this retaliatory campaign has been a superb example of how to employ postmodern airpower.

Israel's attack aircraft appear to have accomplished that part of the mission. As I write, some 300 terrorist dead have been reported in Gaza, while the propaganda-savvy information office of Hamas has struggled to prove that 20 civilians died.

Given the fact that Hamas adheres to the terrorist practice of locating command sites, arsenals and training facilities in heavily populated areas, the results suggest that the IDF - supported by first-rate intelligence work - may have executed the most accurate wave of airstrikes in history, with a 15-to-1 terrorist-to-civilian kill ratio.

The bad news is that it still won't be enough. While Israel has delivered a painful blow against Hamas, it's still not a paralyzing hit. The only way to neuter such a terror threat - even temporarily - is to go in on the ground and scour every room, basement and underground tunnel in a region.

That would mean high Israeli casualties and, of course, condemnation of Israel's self-defense efforts by every self-righteous, corrupt and bigoted organization and government on earth, from Turtle Bay to Tehran.

What have been Israel's "crimes?" Not "stealing Palestinian land," but making that land productive, while exposing the incompetence and sloth of Arab culture.

Israel's crime isn't striking back at terror, but demonstrating, year after year, that a country in the Middle East can be governed without resort to terror. Israel's crime hasn't been denying Arab rights, but insisting on human rights for women and minorities.

Israel's crime has been making democracy work where tyranny prevailed for 5,000 years. Israel's crime has been survival against overwhelming odds, while legions of Arab nationalists, Islamist extremists and Western leftists want every Jew dead.

But Israel's greatest crime was to expose the global cult of victimhood, to prove that hard work, fortitude and courage could overcome even history's grimmest disaster."

We may sympathize with the average Palestinian family, exploited by generations of corrupt leaders and now caught in yet another round of violence. But let us never forget that Israel hasn't fired thousands of blind rockets into Palestinian cities, that Israeli suicide bombers don't attack Arab restaurants and bus stops, and that Israel seeks to avoid harming civilians - while Hamas seeks to kill as many civilians as possible.

In a world where there are no good answers, Israel just answered as best it could. The world's response? "How dare Jews defend themselves."

Humanity doesn't progress. It just changes clothes."

The Israeli Army sends truckloads of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza via the Kerem Shalom crossing.

"There is no such thing as a disproportionate response to calls for genocide," published in Sigmund, Carl, and Alfred

From the Hamas Charter:

“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it…”

“Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious … 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…”

"Death is coming. O Zionists, hide yourselves!" long-time Hamas Television public-service announcement.

While the UN and much of Europe wring their hands at the heavy Israeli response to rocket fire by the Palestinians into Israel, there is talk of ‘disproportionate response.’

There is no such thing as a ‘disproportionate response’ to calls for genocide. All conflicts end with ‘disproportionate response.’

The Israelis are entitled to defend themselves from those who openly or not so openly call for their annihilation.

Peace among nations is arrived at when the cost of war becomes overwhelming.

Israel nationalist activist, Tsafrir Ronen, 53, suffers fatal of heart attack

Tzafrir Ronen, 53, a fighter for the Land of Israel and the Jewish People originating from deep within the secular left, suffered a fatal heart attack before the Sabbath. Survived by his wife and three daughters, aged 13 to 20, his funeral was held 29 December in his hometown Moshav Moledet near Afula.

A founder of the secular nationalist Nahalal Forum and a frequent contributor to Arutz-7’s Hebrew and English opinion pages, Ronen was raised on the ideals of the Labor party and the secular Kibbutz movement. He served as senior campaign advisor for Yitzchak Rabin in the 1992 elections, and was a founding member of Kibbutz Gilgal in the Jordan Valley. His change in thinking came in the wake of the Oslo Accords, signed by Rabin in 1993.
Video courtesy: Israel National News

At last year’s Jerusalem Conference, Ronen delivered an impassioned speech in which he said, “Show me a British person who would be willing to negotiate away parts of London for peace with Al-Qaeda, or an American who would be willing to give away Washington, D.C… Only we are willing to give away our heritage. How can we act this way? We need a psychologist! . . .

I was in a synagogue in the U.S., which has appeals for Dharfur, Bosnia, etc. – but when I wanted to talk about the Land of Israel, they refused to let me, saying it was a political matter. I told them that if the Land of Israel is a political matter, you can close up the Bible, and you can close up your synagogue… Look what happened here: We came back to our Land, we established a State – and we lost our identity!”


Samuel Huntington's death should tip media to Hamas' role against Israel: to remake world order; Muslim-raised, Nonie Darwish, confirms nature of plan

Israel is attempting to defend itself against ongoing terrorism from its self-professed enemy, Hamas-ruled, Gazan Arabs.

The foreign press has taken notice, accusing Israel of disproportionate response to Hamas' Kassam rocket attacks on southern Israel, which the press largely ignored during the many months that it harmed Israeli lives.   The press continues to minimize Hamas' antagonism in its mostly one-sided interpreting of the conflict as the Israeli forces' harming the Palestinians seeking 'liberation.'  But the liberation of what?

The press should take a clue from the noteworthy passing of seminal, Harvard political scientist, Prof. Samuel Huntington, this week.  In his 1993 tome, "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order," Prof. Huntington asserted that in a post-cold-war world, violent conflict would come not from nationalist friction between nations, but from cultural and religious differences among the world’s civilizations - predicting conflict between the the Muslim world and Western dominance. Charlie Rose interviewed him in this 1997 video.

Author and Muslim-born humanitarian, Ms. Nonie Darwish, exposes her view that the nature of the conflict being inflicted upon the West (and Israel) is motivated by fundamentalist Islamic theology and culture.

In her books, "Now They Call Me 'Infidel,'" and the January 6th scheduled release of "Cruel & Usual Punishment - The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law," she demystifies Muslim cultural imperialism around the world.

She explains in this video conversation that Islamist imperialism against the West (e.g., al Qaeda, shariah law, the radicalizing of Western Muslims' mosques) is the same motivation of Arab world for the "Palestinian Peace-Process;" i.e., "The goal of the Arab-Israeli conflict is that the Jews of Israel must live under Muslim authority." 

She spends a wide-ranging discussion following the memorial service for Mumbai victims of Islamic terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

In the Gaza incursion, Israel is battling Islamic jihadism bent on Israel's destruction. It's the same militant, cultural imperialism seeking to convert or dominate Western civilization. Israel is defending its legitimate existence from genocidal Holy Warriors in this epitome of Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations." And the media had better recognize that - before the Shariah they are unwittingly defending ultimately turns against the media themselves.


Bethlehem Christians flee religious persecution by Muslims; Journalists blame Israel, mollify world to opposing Jihadism

Muslim mafia's intimidating and usurping of Christians' lives, homes, businesses responsible for Christian emigration. Journalists wrongly laying blame on Zionism distract world from appropriate reaction, response.

Even the New York Times had to admit that business is strong in Bethlehem. So who is making life so harsh for many Christians that they are forced to flee?

Correspondent Aaron Klein in WorldNetDaily writes "Media's 'cold deceit' descends upon Bethlehem"
...the mainstream media, which, like clockwork, file misleading reports from this important Christian city every year. They completely ignore Muslim intimidation of Christians while blaming Israel for ruining Christmas and for the drastic decline of Christianity in one of the holiest cities for that religion.
Please read it all.

The reality of Muslim on Christian crime was addressed by CBN News several weeks ago:

Some Christian leaders said one of the most significant problems facing Christians in Bethlehem is the rampant confiscation of land by Muslim gangs.

"There are many cases where Christians have their land stolen by the [Muslim] mafia," said Samir Qumsiyeh, a Bethlehem Christian leader and owner of the Beit Sahour-based private Al-Mahd (Nativity) TV station.

"It is a regular phenomenon in Bethlehem. They go to a poor Christian person with a forged power of attorney document, and then they say we have papers proving you're living on our land. If you confront them, many times the Christian is beaten. You can't do anything about it. The Christian loses, and he runs away," Qumsiyeh told WND, speaking from his hilltop television station during a recent interview.

Qumsiyeh himself said he was targeted by Islamic gangs. He said his home was firebombed after he returned from a trip abroad during which he gave public speeches outlining the plight of Bethlehem's Christian population.

One Christian Bethlehem resident told WND last year her friend recently fled Bethlehem after being accused by Muslims of selling property to Jews, a crime punishable by death in some Palestinian cities. The resident said a good deal of the intimidation comes from gunmen associated with PA President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization.

A February Jerusalem Post article cited the case of Faud and Georgette Lama, Christian residents of Bethlehem who said their land was stolen by local Muslims and when they tried to do something about it, Faud was beaten by gunmen.

One religious novelty store owner I met recently told me Muslim gangs regularly deface Christian property.

"We are harassed, but you wouldn't know the truth. No one says anything publicly about the Muslims. This is why Christians are running away."


Family and friends' holiday viewing: "Obsession: Radical Islam" the Movie; Free on cable TV video-on-demand Shalom TV in USA

Enlighten your family and friends to the facts about the global conflict while relaxing around the cool-fireplace this holiday season. Here's the film's trailer:

Check to find Shalom TV Video on Demand availability on American cable TV systems. Please share widely. Have a happy (and wise) holiday.

"Palestine is racist Islamists' red-herring," reveals Muslim-reformist, Nonie Darwish. Sikh clergy leader denounces 'Holy War' against non-Muslims

Brought together by empathy for the victims of the pious, Jewish victims of Kashmiri 'unholy' warriors, Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Sikh leader and Muslim-reformist call for a global reform of Islamic supremacy and imperialism. They feel that the world and Muslims must acknowledge and address this problem candidly.

Nirinjan Singh Khalsa, Executive Director of the California Sikh Council, says, "Any community of good and light has to stand together against this darkness and evil (Jihad). Evil flourishes when good people do nothing. It's important that all communities together join to stop this insanity of terrorism." Kashmir's population which is 97% Muslim is less than 1% Sikh.

Egyptian born, Muslim-raised author Nonie Darwish explains, "Islamic cultural violence and political terror is a plague upon all peoples who must join to eradicate it from Islam.

The issue is not the land over Palestine- that's the lie. It is not a land dispute. This is a religious, Holy War against any nation that rules itself, but not under Islamic leadership. And what is the closest autonomous, non-Muslim nation to the heart of the Middle East? It is Israel. And that is the truth. And until Muslims face that truth and admit it to the world instead of playing games and killing all these innocent people... We must face our internal problems - we (Muslims) must look within."

Ms. Nonie Darwish just released her second book "Cruel and Usual Punishment: The terrifying global effects of Sharia law." Amazon's product description reads:
Nonie Darwish presents an insider's look at Sharia and examines how radical Muslim laws are destroying the Western world from within. Cruel and Usual Punishment is an insider's look at how Muslims sacrifice their basic human rights to obey the archaic and brutal laws handed down to their prophet centuries ago. Heed this warning: Sharia Law is attempting to infiltrate Western culture and destroy democracy.


Rice/Bush betray Israel through U.N. Resolution obligating Israel to dangerous Saudi plan

For the first time, the United States defies Israel in obligating her to a UN Security Council resolution. No prior discussions or consultation with Israel on matters directly affecting the well being of the Jewish state. Who are they trying to impress?

Jewish civil-rights group,"The 18," call out the danger of this dynamic and this resolution.

Columnist, Michael Freund, writes "Bush's December Surprise" on Dec 18, 2008 cricticizes the U.S. action more severely:
With just a month left to go before he leaves office, George W. Bush has decided to pull the trigger and drop a bomb on the Middle East. Only instead of targeting Iran's illicit nuclear program, or Syria's nefarious regime, the outgoing US president has inexplicably chosen to detonate a diplomatic device over the heads of all Israelis.

In a move that was said to have been "personally led" by Bush, diplomats from the 15 member nations of the UN Security Council convened for an emergency session on Saturday to discuss the text of a proposed resolution aimed at tying the hands of Israel's next government.

The draft resolution, which was slated to be passed Tuesday, calls on Israel and the Palestinians to continue to negotiate "core issues" such as dividing Jerusalem, even after the present Israeli and Palestinian governments leave office in 2009.

"The initiative," as Haaretz reported on Sunday, "is seen as a bid to cement the Annapolis process with the approval of the highest authority," with Bush hoping that Security Council backing will make it "irreversible." This, he believes, will result in "shielding it from the administration changes in both Israel and the US."


Video of Herb "I lost my country" London on America's liberal media electing Obama

Dr. Herbert London, president of the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based conservative think-tank, is a noted social critic and author of America's Secular Challenge: The Rise of a New Religion.

PowerLine reports:

"Dr. London took the results of November's election harder than we did, and wonders whether this country has undergone a profound change for the worse. Herb wrote this provocative essay for Power Line:
The results are in and my candidate lost the presidency. Since I love this country, I wish the newly named President Barack Obama every success. But this was an election unlike any other. I don't think the Republicans merely lost an election, I believe many of us lost a country.

This was a land that once rewarded hard work and enterprise. A place where one's word was his bond. America was the land of opportunity. If you can't do it here, you cannot do it anywhere. We were a people to be envied, not only because we had the highest standard living, but because we had the greatest degree of stability.

Americans were notoriously optimistic because we counted on tomorrow being better than yesterday. We were an open people dependent on fair play and a free market bounded by a standard of virtue. With all the blemishes in our past and breaches in our own ethics, we were a model of civic rectitude. "Dems that gives, gets;" those who wish to bilk the system will be discovered and isolated.

There was a time not so long ago when people did not depend on government to bail them out of financial difficulty, a time when the nanny state bred apprehension, not affection. Now, it seems, in the new America almost everyone wants a free ride. The non-tax payer wants a rebate from the taxpayer. The poor man wants everything the rich man has and he wants the rich man to give it to him.

Enemies of the nation, it turns out, are not enemies at all; we merely defined them as adversaries. Had we been clever in the past, we could have defined them out of existence. All we have to do is engage in "soft power," diplomacy and clever negotiating skill. Surely those who want to kill us will be persuaded that swords should be converted into plowshares. It's odd, but Osama bin Laden doesn't seem to embrace this position.

The America of now is one where Orwellian logic rules. Redistribution of wealth is fairness. Taxes are patriotic. The free market should be a regulated market. Big government is good for you. Politicians know what kind of health care is best for you. Choice should be limited, except when it comes to abortion. Power comes from being powerless. Progressive education is designed to promote progress toward socialism. Race doesn't count unless a person of color tells you it counts. Higher education gets lower each year. Those who create our problems should be asked to solve them. Religion should be a private matter that does not inform public morality. Liberal is radical. Free speech is selective speech. Courage is impetuousness.

Yes, Americans - many Americans - want change. The level of dissatisfaction runs deep. But the national cri de coeur hasn't a direction. That's what makes it so dangerous. Americans live better than at any moment in our collective history, notwithstanding the meltdown on Wall Street, yet despair is ubiquitous. Admittedly observing 401K accounts disappear as soap bubbles will make anyone angry. Nonetheless, it is a privilege to live in the land of the free, a privilege now regarded as an entitlement.

It was once wrong to use community groups such as ACORN to steal an election. It was once wrong to conceal one's past in order to invent an identity. It was once wrong to use the instrument of government finance to satisfy a constituency and then claim an unregulated market is what ails us. It was once wrong to lie in a campaign and still is except when the media panjandrums avert their gaze for the lies of a favored candidate.

Surely we face threats across the globe that cannot be easily forestalled. Arguably the most significant threat is from within in the form of an unregulated government, a government large, intrusive and seductive. This is the new American government that promises everything and demands very little from its citizens. "Shop until you drop" is the national anthem. After all, you don't have to fight if you don't want to and you don't have to sacrifice if that's too much for you. All you have to do is visit malls and keep opinions to yourself. Opinions are important since Truth Squads want to be sure you don't criticize the chosen candidate.

Where is my America, the place of fair play, individual rights, the rule of law and respect for private property? Was the past merely a dream from which I have awakened? Can that America of exceptionalism return? Can it find its way back into the public consciousness?

I have my doubts. Now the change agents scream "everything will be different." Alas, they are right. It appears as if everything will be different, most especially the end of an America I loved.


Big Clinton donors revealed: Muslim oil-imperialists out-lobby Jewish doves to curry influence with Clintons

The Huffington Post reports:
The records account for at least $492 million in contributions to the William J. Clinton Foundation. The foundation has raised $492 million from 205,000 donors in the last 11 years, but the former president had not previously made the list of donors public. He agreed to release the names after the nomination of Hillary Clinton to serve as secretary of state because of worries about the impact his business dealings around the world could have on his wife's new job.

Saudi Arabia, Norway and other foreign governments gave at least $46 million, and donors with ties to India delivered millions more. Corporate donors included the Blackwater security firm, at risk of losing its lucrative government contract to protect U.S. diplomats in Iraq, and Web company Yahoo, involved in disputes over surrendering Internet information to Chinese authorities that led to the imprisonment of dissidents there.  
Hollywood's Chaim Saban, an AIPAC supporter and the founder of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, gave between $5 million and $10 million to the foundation. Also at the same level was the Wasserman Foundation, founded by the late Universal Studios head Lew Wasserman. The non-profit organization only listed ranges of giving and not specific contribution amounts.

Saudi Arabia, whose donation was in the $10 million-$25 million range, donated more than any Jewish donor. 

An organization called "Friends of Saudi Arabia" (which the Wall Street Journal reports is a group of former diplomats and U.S. businessmen with interests in Saudi Arabia) as well as the "Dubai Foundation," and the governments of Kuwait and Qatar each donated between $1 million and $5 million.  (Source: The Jewish Telegraphic Agency)


International experts in "Facing Jihad" symposium speak in Jerusalem

MK Dr. Arye Eldad's Facing Jihad education conference was held in Jerusalem at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center on Sunday.
The conference had the participation of notable speakers like controversial Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, Professor John Lewis of Duke University, Sudanese former slave / now Christian freedom-fighter Simon Deng, the redoubtable Dr. Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum, Palestine Media Watch executive director Itamar Marcus, Dr. Davi Bukay, and others. Despite the lack of mainstream media attention, several bloggers have been following it.

Andrew Bostom has a post, Geert Wilders in Jerusalem “The Jihad against Israel is the Jihad against the West” with the full text of the Wilders speech at his blog. Hugh Fitzgerld has an important essay on this Jerusalem event, “Jihad Against Israel,” on Jihad Watch. (courtesy Israpundit's Jerry Gordon)
Gil Ronen reports at Israel National News)
An international conference like no other was held in Jerusalem Sunday. The conference, called Facing Jihad, organized by MK Aryeh Eldad, dealt with the current world wide threat posed by Islamic holy war, Jihad, and what can be done about it. Dutch MP Geert Wilders was also present, and the attendees watched a screening of his famous short film, Fitna.

”Islam is an ideology,” Wilders told Israel National News. “It rules everything, not only from birth to death but everything in between, everything in the life. So I believe Islam should not be compared with Judaism or Christianity, but with other totalitarian ideologies like communism or fascism. This what we are dealing with.”

Wilders added: “Your fight against Jihad is our fight against Jihad. It’s not a territorial conflict. It’s an ideological conflict.”
Watch the knowledgeable, American counter-jihad expert, Dr. John Lewis (Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University) explains the goals and tactics of the "Islamic totalitarian state-ism" movement. (Sequential segments all follow Robert Spencer's repeated :20 second intro).


Minority-rights leaders call for universal condemnation of Islamic-sanctioned hatred, violence, and sedition

On the very same day as the Mumbai terror attacks (Nov 26 / 25th Pacific Time), San Franciscan  Jewish-physician, Dr. Dan Kliman fell into the Pacific Arabic Resources School's elevator shaft. The cause of the death of the advocate for vegetarian/ homosexual/ Israeli rights is under investigation. A memorial service  was be held on Sunday, Dec 14, 7:30 pm at the Beth Jacob Congregation in Oakland. He was also remembered in a moment of silence at L.A.'s StandWithUs dinner.

The pious Jewish victims of Kashmiri 'unholy' warriors, Lashkar-e-Taiba, were memorialized at a Chabad-organized ceremony by Los Angeles civic dignitaries and leaders from Sikh and Arab cultures. They called to rally all good people (especially Muslims) to rout-out supremacism and hate from modern Islamic practices.

Nirinjan Singh Khalsa, Executive Director of the California Sikh Council, says, "Any community of good and light has to stand together against this darkness and evil (Jihad). Evil flourishes when good people do nothing. It's important that all communities together join to stop this insanity of terrorism." Kashmir's population which is 97% Muslim is less than 1% Sikh.

Nonie Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel states her mission is to "promote reconciliation, acceptance and understanding" between Israelis and Arabs. In this original video interview, she calls, "It's high time for good and peace-loving Muslims, who are the majority, it's up to Muslims to stand up (against Muslim-supremacism) and say, "Not in the name of my religion!' But I'm not seeing that," she bemoans.

Mrs. Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel, explains in this video interview that Islamic fundamentalism seeks to spread Islamic dominance over all cultures and lands.

She cautions people of  the need to defend their societies from the Islamic revolutionary movement - which has radicalized Muslim communities towards revolutionary terrorism and hatred of and violence against non-Muslim civilians.

Mrs. Darwish says, "A Muslim group should meet in front of a mosque and say, "Not in the name of Islam - don't do terrorism in the name of Islam." But they're not. Because there isn't enough teaching of peace with the Jewish people - there's too much (unfortunately) teaching of hate and killing inside the Arab world and the Muslim world. Arab kids are inundated with demands to do Jihad and to kill and murder Jewish people - and this has to stop."

Mrs. Darwish first book, "Now they Call Me Infidel; Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror," was released two years ago. Paul Vallely, major general, U.S. Army (Ret.), coauthor of Endgame, writes of her Infidel:
"We should all be thankful to Nonie Darwish for writing this insightful book on jihad and the global war on terror. As Darwish states in this great expose, nothing will change in the Islamic world until the voices in the mosques preach love and peace."
Mrs. Darwish's publisher has just released her second book "Cruel and Usual Punishment: The terrifying global effects of Sharia law." Amazon's product description of it states:
Nonie Darwish presents an insider's look at Sharia and examines how radical Muslim laws are destroying the Western world from within. Cruel and Usual Punishment is an insider's look at how Muslims sacrifice their basic human rights to obey the archaic and brutal laws handed down to their prophet centuries ago. Heed this warning: Sharia Law is attempting to infiltrate Western culture and destroy democracy.


Jews & Christians challenge SoCal Islamist/Leftists' rally for phased-destruction of Jewish Israel via "Liberate Palestine!" movement

Emboldened, perhaps, by the Jihad's public success against at killing Jews in Mumbai this week, Southern California Islamists try their hands at wiping-out Judaism's biblical-homeland and refuge - through a culturally-insensitive demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy in Los Angeles.

An unholy alliance of Islamist and Far-Left groups demonstrated outside the Israeli Embassy in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 4th. The demonstrators included the ANSWER Coalition, Free Iraq Now, International Action Center, LA Jews for Peace, and various Moslem, anti-Israel/pro-Palestinian nationalist groups united in the phased destruction of the world's only Jewish refuge in their Biblical homeland.

"Stand With Us" organized a multifaith opposition gathered to counter the anti-Zionists. A Persian-born woman cried-out warning about appeasing Islamic cultures' intolerance of minorities - which she alleges is the basis for the Muslim campaign to delegitimize the Jewish Holy Land from the Moslem-dominated Middle East.
"Stand with Us" college organizer, Karen, characterizes the anti-Zionists as not malicious, but "misguided" with regard to the historical legitimacy of Israel and the true intentions of Palestinian-state activists - which she contends is not a peaceful co-existence, but instead, the destruction of Jewish self-rule in Israel.

Scheduling their Islamist-Leftist rally within a week of the murders of 6 innocent Jewish civilians in Mumbai at the hands of Muslim terrorists perhaps amplified the subtext of the anti-Israel-ists crusade.

Do anti-Zionists condone violence or terrorism to intimidate people from disagreeing with or opposing their dogma?

The anti-Zionists demonstrated no acknowledgment or remorse shown about that, nor was any acknowledment of the mysterious death of the multiculturalist Jewish physician, Dr. Dan Kliman. Known for opposing Islamist-Leftist mis-information rallies against Israel with counter-protests (pictured,  courtesy of San Francisco Voice for Israel), Dr. Kliman's body was found this week at the foot of the elevator shaft in the Pacific Arabic Resources School. He took evening classes to learn the Arabic language from Muslim teachers there.

For years, Dr. Kliman voluntarily responded to slanderous, anti-Israel rallys. He reached-out to Muslims and Leftists to achieve mutually respectful resolutions of Muslim-Jewish / Arab-Israeli issues. But (according to the blog "At the back of the Hill") not all Muslims were as respectful towards Dan.
* Dan was very well-known to the other side, his picture was posted on several sites identifying him as a Zionist "conspirator" and one of the lead-activists in the Bay Area.

* He had received several death-threats over the years - he was known by name and address.

* The pro-Palestinian side has often either used violence or threatened to do so - Dan was assaulted several times.

* The building where he was found was where he was taking Arabic classes; there were NO classes that week.

* Several members of the other side also take Arabic classes - that is one of the few schools in the area where Arabic is taught, and there is a constantly changing roster of Israel-haters studying Arabic there.

*The defective elevator had been secured so no one could enter it.

And until the police PROVE that it was an accident, I have to suspect that Dan was jumped by pro-Palestinian opportunists, who knew who he was, that the building was nearly empty, and that they would not soon have so excellent a chance to "get that Zionist!" 

Dan was hated. And he was alone in a place frequented by many of his enemies.
 Joo-Tube has more background on this story as does Oy Bay, the SF Jewish site. Zombietime has an ongoing thread monitoring the quest for justice for the slain anti, anti-Israelist.


Jews eulogize massacre-victims in India and Israel

(Courtesy: Arutz Sheva)

India's Jewish citizens - world's 'miner's canary' to confront Islamic jihadism

Tense times for Mumbai's Jews from BBC News

Jonathan SolomonWe have been targeted once and the terrorists have succeeded - that makes us vulnerable
Jonathan Solomon,
community elder

The first Jews - B'nai Israel - arrived in India about 2,000 years ago. Later, they arrived from what is now Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and other Arab countries.

In Mumbai, the community has nine synagogues, and runs a number of schools, a prominent community centre and an organisation running vocational courses. Most of the Jews here are employed and a few run small businesses.

The attack on the centre has thrown an unwanted spotlight on the community.

"It does not feel good at all. This was like a bolt out of the blue. I am an Indian first, and I am married to a Indian Hindu. I wear the Star of David, and I have never even thought of hiding it. But suddenly I am feeling conscious that I am wearing it. I am feeling vulnerable," says Reena, who was born in India.

"Indian Jews have never faced anti-Semitism, we have never been persecuted. India and Israel enjoy the best of relations. But I felt hurt by the way the rabbi and his wife were killed. As an Indian I have to be careful of terror attacks anyway. And now it seems as a Jew I have to be doubly careful."


Muslim-attacks on Judaism in India reveal religious (not political) motivation of global Islamic jihad

Horror scene: Blood spatters the walls inside the Jewish centre where 2-year old Moses was trapped as Islamic gunmen killed his parents Rabbi Gabriel and Rivke Holtzberg during last week's attacks (AP via Daily Mail).

"Hindus, Jews, and Jihad Terror in Mumbai" by Dr. Andrew Bostom in American Thinker

Simply put, "mujahideen" are Muslim jihadists, "holy warriors," because there is just one historically relevant meaning of jihad, despite present day apologetics.

Contemporary validation of the central principle of jihad terrorism -- rooted in the Koran -- (for example, verses 8:12, 8:60, and 33:26)-i.e., to terrorize the enemies of the Muslims as a prelude to their conquest -- has been provided in the mainstream Pakistani text on jihad warfare by Brigadier S.K. Malik, (originally published in Lahore, in 1979. Malik's treatise was endorsed in a laudatory Foreword to the book by his patron, then Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq, as well as a more extended Preface by Allah Buksh K. Brohi, a former Advocate-General of Pakistan). This text -- widely studied in Islamic countries, and available in English, Urdu, and Arabic -- has been recovered from the bodies of slain jihadists in Kashmir.

Brigadier S.K. Malik emphasizes how instilling terror is essential to waging successful jihad campaigns:
Terror struck into the hearts of the enemies is not only a means, it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into the opponent's heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be achieved. It is the point where the means and the end meet and merge. Terror is not a means of imposing decision upon the enemy (sic); it is the decision we wish to impose upon him...

"Jihad," the Koranic concept of total strategy...[d]emands the preparation and application of total national power and military instrument is one of its elements. As a component of the total strategy, the military strategy aims at striking terror into the hearts of the enemy from the preparatory stage of war...Under ideal conditions, Jihad can produce a direct decision and force its will upon the enemy. Where that does not happen, military strategy should take over and aim at producing the decision from the military stage. Should that chance be missed, terror should be struck into the enemy during the actual fighting.

...the Book [Koran] does not visualize war being waged with "kid gloves." It gives us a distinctive concept of total war. It wants both, the nation and the individual, to be at war "in toto," that is, with all their spiritual, moral, and physical resources. The Holy Koran lays the highest emphasis on the preparation for war. It wants us to prepare ourselves for war to the utmost. The test of utmost preparation lies in our capability to instill terror into the hearts of the enemies.

... Yet these same media offered no speculation about Islamic Jew hatred as an obvious potential motivation for the transparently selective attack on Mumbai's Chabad House -- a focal point symbol of the miniscule Jewish community of 5000 (or 0.03%) in a city of some 15 million inhabitants. More egregiously, this neglect of any hateful Islamic motivations for the targeted murder of such innocent Jews -- including a young Lubavitcher Rabbi and his wife -- was accompanied by consistently dehumanizing and demeaning references to these victims as "Ultra-Orthodox," and their entirely false characterization as "missionaries."


'Liberal societies made vulnerable by failure to distinguish Islam (religion) from Islamism (political movement)' - Steve Emerson

Clutching a toy basketball, his face contorted by tears, this is Moshe Holtzberg at today's memorial service for his parents. The two-year-old orphan's rabbi father and mother were murdered in Mumbai's Jewish centre (AP via Daily Mail)

In the wake of mainstream-media whitewashing the motivations of Islamic terrorists in India:

In They're Winning, terrorism expert Steve Emerson says there’s no hope of victory in the war on terrorism until we call it what it really is.
Watching and reading the last 5 days of reports of the Mumbai attacks was an Alice in Wonderland experience. Even after an Islamic terrorist group took credit, TV anchors and reporters assiduously avoided the term Islamic terrorist. They must have consulted with the Thesaurus for the Politically Correct to determine that the word “gunmen” would not offend any jihadist.

The real truth is that there is war against the West and the Jews by Islamic jihadists.

On Wednesday, even though everyone knew by then that the perpetrators were jihadists, CNN constantly referred to the terrorists as “extremists”—with no modifier. Hell, they could have been the Basque ETA or the ultra right wing U.S. militia. Then a CNN anchor asked his guest with totally innocence, “Now why would an extremist group target a Jewish house of worship?” Because, my dear politically correct anchor, it was an Islamist terrorist group.

Last year, the Departments of State and Homeland Security issued an internal memorandum that henceforth no one could use the term “Islamic terrorists” and could only use the generic term “militant” or “extremist.” Even President Bush, who once invoked the term “Islamofacism,” now refuses to use the term Islamic terrorist.

It is time to stop caving in to the PC crowd. If we refuse to use the term Islamic terrorist, we conveniently take away any onus of responsibility for Islamic groups to halt the murderous ideology they propagate. In fact, in nearly EVERY claim of responsibility, which I studied, for hundreds of violent Islamic attacks which took place since 9/11, the common justification by the Muslim terrorist perpetrator was that there was a “war against Muslims” by the West and the Jews that had to be avenged. The real truth is that there is war against the West and the Jews by Islamic jihadists. And no amount of territorial withdrawal or peace negotiations will assuage them.