What CAIR worked to prevent Sinai Temple from showing you: ACT for America's counterjihadist founder, Brigitte Gabriel

Founder of ACT for America and American Congress for Truth, Brigitte Gabriel, appeared last night at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.  The L.A. office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) launched a defamation campaign to discredit Ms. Gabriel in an attempt to influence Sinai Temple to pre-empt her appearance.  ACT for America has several regional, grassroots groups in Southern California and many members attended.  The audience was vociferously concerned about encroaching Islamist influence throughout the world. The half-Christian, half- Jewish audience was united in their view that Islamic imperialism is a motivating factor behind the threats to Israel's safety, and violence to spread Islamic influence over the West.  Much of CAIR's opposition to Ms. Gabriel was on allegations of Islamophobia.  

Democracy Broadcasting News filmed exclusive video on-scene. Watch it here and see whether you find Ms. Gabriel's appearance informative or objectionable - and please leave your Comments below. Ms. Gabriel was introduced by Consul General of Los Angeles' Israeli Consulate, Mr. Jacob Dayan. 

Why Obama's "peace process" will backfire to generate instability throughout the Middle East - Yossi Klein Halevi videos

Yossi Klein Halevi debunks Obama's professed "peace process" as hypocrisy: "If U.S. doesn't pre-empt Iran from going nuclear, Iran will launch a Jihadist war against Israel, exploding the peace-process.The reknowned Israeli thinker and writer, Yossi Klein Halevi, (American-born and raised, currently publishing in The New Republic) returned to the U.S. to explain to Americans how Pres. Obama's behavior and policies towards Israel intentionally undermine the friendship between the countries. Worse, he describes how detrimental, he feels, the Obama Administration's contemptuous treatment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bullies all Zionists. This sends a signal to the world that "it's now open-season" against the Jewish State.

An obvious example of that, Mr. Halevi says, is Britain's expelling the head of the Mossad desk in the Israeli Embassy in London. The message to the jihadists, he believes, is to encourage Iran (through its proxies Hizbollah or Hamas) to open a limited front of attacks against Israel, with the expectation that Obama will step-in and prevent Israel from comprehensively eliminating the threat, while publicly diminishing Israel's public image by portraying him as having to restrain their aggression.

In this DemoCast video of Mr. Halevi's speech in Los Angeles on April 22nd, Halevi explains many of his views on the relationship and the situation, including how Obama's ambition to force creating a Palestinian State with a hostile Palestinian population would be an existential threat to Israel. If Obama doesn't stop Iran from going nuclear, there will be no possibility of peace in the Middle East, as Jihad forces (Hamas) in the mid-east will be united around Iran against Israel.

"Obama will be judged by Israel by how he handles the nuclear issue with Iran. And from what we've seen so far, with one deadline after another, we in Israel frankly have zero confidence in the backbone of this Administration." "We are seeing potentially a tragedy of historic proportions." Mr. Halevi deconstructs what he sees as Washington's misguided priorities of achieving stability in the Middle-East. Halevi spoke at Nessah Israel Synagogue in L.A. at an 22 April event organized by 30 Years After (and co-sponsored by the Jewish Journal, and OLAM Magazine).

In this, Part II, question and answer session, Mr. Halevi deconstructs what he sees as Washington's misguided priorities of achieving stability in the Middle-East. Halevi spoke at Nessah Israel Synagogue in L.A. at an 22 April event organized by 30 Years After (and co-sponsored by the Jewish Journal, and OLAM Magazine).

Olam's editor, David Suissa, postulates on Obama's motives with Halevi during the question and answer session in this video - characterized in Mr. Suissa's Op/Ed in the Jewish Journal of L.A.:

"For about an hour, Halevi had us riveted with his anatomy of a deteriorating relationship. At the end, the big question lingered: Why would Obama act this way toward a great ally? If it’s not anti-Semitism or tough love, is there a larger narrative that speaks to the soul of the man — a narrative that might explain why he bows to America’s foes and mistreats America’s friends?


Melanie Phillips takes on insanity in “correct” attitudes being promoted much of the Western media.

Melanie Phillips’ new book stuns readers with a ferocious exposé of the strains of insanity in political correctness.

DemoCast original video of Ms. Phillips' presentation at the 2009 Jerusalem Conference.

Read Isi Leibler's review of "The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth, and Power" in the Jerusalem Post.

The opening chapter titled “The Myth of Environmental Armageddon” deals with global warming which has swept the planet. Phillips ruthlessly dissects the lies and distortions employed to promote what she regards as one of the greatest scientific scams of the modern age,“reminiscent of a medieval witch-hunt,” with dissenting scientists being hounded from their posts by the equivalent of a secular inquisition.


Memorial Day for Israel's fallen - rings close to home for some Jewish-Americans

The Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, opened memorial events ahead of Monday's Yom ha Zikaron, Israel's memorial day for fallen soldiers and victoms of terrorism,by placing an Israeli flag on the grave of the most recent fallen soldier, the late Maj. Eliraz Peretz. Maj. Peretz was a deputy battalion commander in the Golani Brigade who was killed three weeks ago in an exchange of fire in the Kissufim area, and is now buried in the military cemetery at Mount Herzl.

Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer of Santa Barbara, CA remembers his son, American-born Avi Gross-Shaefer, who served in the Israel Defense Force for 3-years specializing in counter-terrorism, and worked with special units in both the Israeli and American military. Avi was killed 2-months ago at Brown Univ in Providence, R.I., hit by a car, while studying and creating a curriculum in Israel-Palestinian conflict resolution.

(A Joo-Tube exclusive production for DemoCast).


Tehran: If Iran is attacked, nuclear devices will go off in American cities

This warning, along with an announcement that Iran would join the world's nuclear club within a month, raised the pitch of Iranian anti-US rhetoric to a new high Tuesday, April 13, as 47 world leaders gathered in Washington for President Barack Obama's Nuclear Security Summit. The statement published by Kayhan said: "If the US strikes Iran with nuclear weapons, there are elements which will respond with nuclear blasts in the centers of America's main cities." For the first time, debkafile's military sources report, Tehran indicated the possibility of passing nuclear devices to terrorists capable of striking inside the United States.

Without specifying whether those elements would be Iranian or others, Tehran aimed at the heart of the Nuclear Security Summit by threatening US cities with nuclear terror.

Debkafile's Iranian sources report that Tehran is playing brinkmanship to demonstrate that the Washington summit, from which Iran and North Korea were excluded, failed before it began, because terrorist elements capable of striking inside the US had already acquired nuclear devices for that purpose.

Although Iran has yet to attain operational nuclear arms, our military sources believe it does possess the makings of primitive nuclear devices or "dirty bombs."

In an interview ahead of the summit, President Obama warned: "If there was ever a detonation in New York City, or London, or Johannesburg, the ramifications... would be devastating."

In another shot at the summit, Behzad Soltani, deputy director of Iran's Atomic Commission, announced Tuesday: "Iran will join the world nuclear club within a month in a bid to deter possible attacks on the country." He added: "No country would even think about attacking Iran once it is in the club."


Mayor Ed Koch: "American Jews are perilously silent again"

"Deja vu" by Judith Apter Klinghoffer in History News Network

Ed Koch was wrong to run around Florida personally vouching that Barack Obama would be safe for Israel. He should have known better. At least, he is man enough to admit as much. He is also right to remind Americans, most especially Jews, that once again they are cowering in shameful silence.
"I weep today because my president, Barack Obama, in a few weeks has changed the relationship between the U.S. and Israel from that of closest of allies to one in which there is an absence of trust on both sides.

... Our closest ally - the one with the special relationship with the U.S., has been demeaned and slandered, held responsible by the administration for our problems in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. The plan I suspect is to so weaken the resolve of the Jewish state and its leaders that it will be much easier to impose on Israel an American plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, leaving Israel's needs for security and defensible borders in the lurch.

I believe President Obama's policy is to create a whole new relationship with the Arab states of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, and Iraq as a counter to Iran - the Tyrannosaurus Rex of the Muslim world which we are now prepared to see in possession of a nuclear weapon. If throwing Israel under the bus is needed to accomplish this alliance, so be it.

I am shocked by the lack of outrage on the part of Israel's most ardent supporters. The members of AIPAC, the chief pro-Israel lobbying organization in Washington, gave Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a standing ovation after she had carried out the instructions of President Obama and, in a 43-minute telephone call, angrily hectored Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Members of Congress in both the House and Senate have made pitifully weak statements against Obama's mistreatment of Israel, if they made any at all. The Democratic members, in particular, are weak. They are simply afraid to criticize President Obama. What bothers me most of all is the shameful silence and lack of action by community leaders - Jew and Christian. Where are they?

If this were a civil rights matter, the Jews would be in the mall in Washington protesting with and on behalf of our fellow American citizens. I asked one prominent Jewish leader why no one is preparing a march on Washington similar to the one in 1963 at which I was present and Martin Luther King's memorable speech was given? His reply was "Fifty people might come."

Remember the 1930s? Few stood up. They were silent. Remember the most insightful statement of one of our greatest teachers, Rabbi Hillel: "If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?"

We have indeed stood up for everyone else. When will we stand up for our brothers and sisters living in the Jewish state of Israel?

If Obama is seeking to build a siege ramp around Israel, the Jews of modern Israel will not commit suicide. They are willing to negotiate a settlement with the Palestinians, but they will not allow themselves to be bullied into following self-destructive policies.

To those who call me an alarmist, I reply that I'll be happy to apologize if I am proven wrong. But those who stand silently by and watch the Obama administration abandon Israel, to whom will they apologize?


Global thinker, George Gilder: 'Every modern individual has a personal stake in protecting Israel's safety'

'It is in the vital self-interest of all Americans to protect Israel - an extension of Silicon Valley and human progress,' attests economist and futurist George Gilder. The microchips of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, so many of which are designed at Intel Corp's design center in Israel is just one of many examples of how vital keeping Israel stable is to the condition of our world.

Mr. Gilder, author of "The Israel Test," elucidates how being an ally to Israel benefits the human condition - via medical research & cures, communications technology, security intelligence, and economic stability. Filmed at Los Angeles' Sinai Temple; interviewed by Rabbi David Wolpe; question and answer period led by AIPAC Southern Pacific Region's Elliot Brandt, concluded by American Freedom Alliance's Avi Davis.  Mr. Gilder emphasizes civilization's interest in safeguarding Israel from delegitimization from political and economic rivals, and the Obama Administration's mid-east policies.


Caroline Glick plays out the ominous endgame of Obama's obsession with Israel and laxity towards Iran

Center for Security Policy's Sr. Middle East fellow, Caroline Glick, explains why the Obama administration's policies towards Iran and Israel are counterproductive for the security of the world. Ms. Glick explains why it is critical, in her view, for the world to deny Iran the development of nuclear weapons - at any cost (and why Obama's focus on Israel diverts and distracts global attention to the world's detriment).