Leftist-elites & mainstream-media endeavor to squelch Glenn Beck's exposing their insidious catering to Arab/Islamic anti-Israelism

Handmade video at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Courage" in Jerusalem by R33Mak

Media Comment: The anti-Beck crusade by YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK JPOST 08/24/2011 23:37 

Why have the local media given such a cool reception to the US television superstar? (Eli Pollak and Yisrael Medad are, respectively, chairman and vice chairman of Israel’s Media Watch www.imw.org.il.)
The following are some excerpts from his speech at the Tuesday night dinner at Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum: 
“We have spent 2,000 years at each other’s throats, mainly us at your throat. It is time to stand and say, ‘Enough.’ It is time to return home to His throne and beg His forgiveness and tell him unequivocally we will knock it off, we will stand arm in arm. The times require it; it is not a human rights movement, it is a human responsibility movement. If we do not recognize our responsibilities, we have no rights. This is the beginning, there is no end until we all live in peace and we all respect the Jewish people and their rights to live here in peace.”
Glenn Beck’s Revealing Visit by Caroline Glick in The Jerusalem Post 8/25/11
In general, Israeli media responded to Beck’s visit either as a non-event, or distorted who Beck is and what he is trying to do.

Thursday, Yediot ran a story about Beck’s Restoring Courage Rally beneath the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The headline read, “Glenn Beck’s Messianic Show.” In general, the Israeli media responded to Beck’s visit to Israel either as a non-event, or they distorted who Beck is and what he is trying to do. Thursday’s print edition of Ma’ariv sufficed with a photograph from Beck’s rally in Jerusalem the previous day. By casting Beck’s visit as insignificant, Ma’ariv disserved its readers. Beck is one of the most influential media personalities in the US today. . . .

Unlike the leftist public intellectuals such as New York Times columnist Tom Friedman who are celebrated and obsessively covered by the Israeli media, Beck exerts real influence on public opinion in the US. His calls for action are answered by hundreds of thousands of people. His statements are a guidepost for millions of Americans. Aside from radio host Rush Limbaugh, no media personality in the US has such influence. It is highly significant that thousands of Beck’s supporters followed his call and came with him to Israel for a week to express their support for Israel and the Jewish people. It is similarly significant that millions more of his supporters followed his actions on Internet. Those media that did not seek to downplay the importance of Beck’s visit opted instead to distort who he is and what he is doing. As the Yediot headline indicated, the media portrayed him as an unstable messianic, or they castigated him as an extremist and marginal force in the US. Haaretz and Globes both ran articles attacking Beck as an anti-Semite. These claims are outrageous and represent yet another gross disservice to Israeli news consumers who do not have an independent means of judging Beck, his message and his actions for themselves. . . .

If an innocent Muslim is unjustly killed by a Muslim, where is the condemnation?

Israel Matzav: When Muslims kill Muslims
Seven people, including women and children, were killed by a
 Turkish air strike against a civilian car in Kortek village" 

Kurds protest on 8/22/11 to denounce Turkey's latest
 bombing campaign on Kurdish separatist bases in Iraq
"Jeffrey Goldberg wonders why no one cares when Turkey murders innocent civilians in Iraqi Kurdistan.

I'd organize a flotilla in support of the Kurds, but I'm afraid no one would join.

There are two possibilities for why the World doesn't care about this incident and others like it. One is that it's just Muslims killing Muslims, and so long as it's not Jews killing Muslims, the World isn't interested."


The Arab Spring/Summer signals the autumn for Western illusions of Middle East stability

Triumphant: A group of rebels ride through the centre of Tripoli yesterday
as others fought running battles with pro-Gaddafi troops
 as they battled to save the city (Photo: Daily Mail)
"Why this is the moment Libya's Islamic extremists have prayed for" By John R. Bradley in the Daily Mail Online
The fall of the Libyan capital represents a clear victory for freedom over tyranny, they tell us, and a new country — defined by an enthusiastic embrace of democracy, pluralism and representative government — will emerge. However, we have been here twice before in the Middle East in recent months. First, when Tunisia’s strongman, Zine El-Abidene Ben Ali, fled Tunis, and then when Egypt’s dictator Hosni Mubarak vacated the presidential palace in Cairo.  
Rebel leader Abdul Jalil says his opposition forces had chosen to start their first attack on Tripoli on the 20th day of Ramadan, which marks the ancient Islamic Battle of Badr, when Muslims fought for the holy city of Mecca in AD 624. That hardly inspires confidence in a secular, liberal future for Libya.  
The fiercely independent Islamists, moreover, will not relent on their demands for an Islamist state. In the transitional council’s draft constitution it is clearly stated that Islamic law will be ‘the principal source of legislation’. Nato, then, can at best achieve replacing the Gaddafi regime with an Islamist-infiltrated tribal council. And that means Libya is as far as ever from being a Western-style democracy. Indeed, it is more likely to turn into the West’s worst nightmare. 
Rachel Lipkin, the Egyptian born Jewess and ex-Israeli government interpreter, gleans info from studying Arab media. Her husband, Avi Lipkin, interprets it and shares it in books, videos, and lectures in English. Last week, he presented his interpretation of the differences between Western culture and Arab/Islamic culture in a presentation to LA's ACT! for America, San Fernando Valley Chapter.

In "The End of Normal," Daniel Greenfield of Sultan Knish, illuminates the social, cultural, and political distinctions which Westerners mis-understand in forging treaties with Muslim cultures which don't abide by Western expectations.
Western diplomats have been convinced that solving the Rubik's Cube of the Muslim-Israeli conflict is the key to regional stability. But the Arab Spring disproves it on both points. 
The Arab Spring is a reminder that it is only a bit player in the larger dramas of the Muslim world. A scapegoat for Muslim states who come to terms with it behind the scenes, while using their state controlled media to spread paranoid and bigoted conspiracy theories about it. And a reminder that no treaty can create regional stability when it can hardly outlast the men who sign their names to it. 
Even if a Palestinian state is created, what of the Kurds, who have also acted as the Palestinians of Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq. And what of the countless stateless ethnic and religious minorities in the region. What of the Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf who duplicate on a smaller scale the dilemma of Palestinian refugee camps. Even if all these people received their own micro-states, the violence would still not end. And if it somehow did, that would only mean less proxy warfare through terrorist groups and more direct confrontations between regional armies. Is that something anyone really wants? 
The Middle East has never been normal, or rather it is as close to normal for a baseline that goes back thousands of years. The progressive model applied to the West has no relevance to its Muslim conquerors. And there is no normalization to be had anywhere here. 
If the Arab Spring has accomplished anything, it is to destroy the illusion that a treaty signing and a handshake will stabilize the region and allow Israeli mothers to stop worrying about their sons. These childish ideas have created an entire peace industry built on expectations that have not been realized anywhere in the region. 
It is a moral and mental laziness that the peace depends upon. A willingness by the public to believe sentimental slogans about the power of love and of politicians to think that a shortcut to market stability can be reached with territorial concessions and foreign aid. This laziness carries as high a price as war, but with far less to show for it. 
The Pax Americana is losing its grip on the Middle East, and its American and European leaders are pressuring the one country still intimidated by them. The one regional democracy that they can count on as an ally.


Jews avoid opposing leftists' and Muslims' Nazi-esque, "Destroy Israel" rally in Trafalgar Square, to concentrate on objecting to Glenn Beck assuming Zionist leadership void- from Israel

As Muslims and leftists proclaim a narrative of Zionist villainy in Central London's historic Trafalgar Square, diaspora Jews organize no resistance, distracting themselves in opposing Glenn Beck's "Restoring Courage" rallying of thousands of moral gentiles to pilgrimage to Israel's defense against Islamist anti-Semitism.

Read 2 liberal Jews' positions on the Jewish reticence over "Restoring Courage" in Israel- Wendy Kaminer's piece in The Atlantic: "How 400 Rabbis are Wrong about Glenn Beck" and
Alan Dershowitz "Should Israel Welcome Glenn Beck's Support?"

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of Hamas rocket attacks driving tens of thousands of Israelis to sleep in bunkers to avoid the fate of 9 of their slain countrymen, Richard Millet reports from London about the horrifying al-Quds Day terror rally in these 2 articles: As Israelis bury their dead, scenes from London…..  Lauren Booth: “Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt must liberate Jerusalem”.
"Yellow Hezbollah flags were everywhere with the flag’s usual gun emblem, which is especially menacing considering that the head of Hizbollah has said that Jews are descended from pigs and apes and that if all the Jews in the world gathered in Israel it would save Hizbollah the trouble of going after them elsewhere. I felt that the rhetoric and placards were nothing short of incitement to racial hatred and violence, not just against Israel and its citizens, but against the many Israeli tourists and residents in the UK as well as British Jews, and non-Jews, who wish to express support for Israel. Had similar threats been made against Britain the police would have acted. They can still act as they were recording footage."


Coordinated Muslim terrorist attacks inside Israel, wound 32 people, murder 8 people

"Attack in the Israeli Desert: 'It Wasn't Supposed to End This Way" bKarl Vick and Aaron J. Klein / Jerusalem Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 TIME
What headlines described as a terrorist attack in the desert just north of the Israeli resort city of Eilat was in fact a sustained assault, a complex military attack that included missiles, mortars, improvised explosive devices, small arms and, on the bodies of two of the seven assailants killed, explosive vests. Israeli security officials had been tracking the militants from the Gaza Strip, where plans were laid for the attack, into the lawless Sinai desert that since the fall of Hosni Mubarak has offered a more and more accessible back door to Israel. But somehow, the militants found a way to strike first, killing seven Israelis on a lonely desert highway.

"It wasn't supposed to end this way," a senior Israeli intelligence officer tells TIME. "And now we have to find out why it didn't end the way it should have."

Read morehttp://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2089467,00.html#ixzz1VQmNCFu5

Briefing Note: Broader Implications of the Terror Attacks on Southern Israel

At least 7 Israelis killed, 33 injured in multiple terrorist attacks near Eilat 
DEBKAfile Special Report August 18, 2011

Israel had prior warnings of potential terror attacks from Sinai

(Ha'aretz) Senior government official says security officials received warning of possible attack, but disagreed about its severity.

Legendary anti-terror sniper killed  YNet News

Most veteran sniper in police’s elite anti-terror unit killed in Thursday’s terror offensive in south; Pascal Avrahami, 49-year-old father of three who moved to Israel from France in 1977, hit by terrorist fire near border


Muslim-Canadian patriot, Tarek Fatah, alleges 'Islamofascists exploit stigma of "racism" (blurring distinction between Islam and Islam-ism) to quell justified resistance to infiltration, subversion, domination'

Tarek Fatah: The Jihadi Hunter by Lisa Gregoire in The Walrus

Tarek Fatah (Photo: Nigel Dickson)
Provocateur Tarek Fatah wants Canadian Muslims to embrace progressive, secular values. His fans think he’s a hero; his critics think he’s exploiting anti-Islamic sentiment.

“All the people there (at Toronto’s Noor Cultural Centre) are Hamas and Hezbollah supporters,” he says dismissively. “It’s fundamentally right-wing, upper-class, bullshitting, fluent English-speaking people to fool white reporters like you.”

He is instantly annoyed.  “I’m fighting a strong evil force that is out to destroy Western civilization.”

Some people think he exaggerates that threat, I say. “I’m not in the PR business,” he shoots back. “Do you think the canary worries about what the miner thinks of him? ” He takes my notepad, scribbles down names of people in Barack Obama’s administration who have been accused of Islamist leanings...
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Presentation to ideacity 2011 in Toronto (ideas commence in 2nd minute)


Rush towards Palestinian statehood disregards 6-years of lessons following Israel's "disengagment" from Gush Katif, Gaza

To commemorate the 6th anniversary of Israel's 'disengagment' of Jews from Gaza, we seek to remind the world lessons to be learned from the exercise of giving Palestinians in Gaza the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to establish a free-republic in the absence of Israelis. Furthermore, how safe Israelis would be by withdrawing their defensive military presence from among Palestinians. This was to be the indicator of how safe Israelis would become by ceding Judea and Samaria for a Palestinian state with Gaza.

Unfortunately, Palestinian Gaza continues to demonstrate using their new border to advance their stated goal of conquering Israel. And if Israel were to withdraw from Judea and Samaria, Hamas would conquer the Palestinian Authority to continue the crusade to conquer the Jewish state. Why, then, after seeing Hamas demonstrate their true intentions for Israel, is the Obama Adminstration (or anyone else) lending credence to Palestinian Arabs' political initiatives for a sovereign state?  And is the Israeli government serious about ceding land to a Palestinian enemy, or just playing along?

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has declared
his intention to prohibit Jews from living in a potential future Palestinian state. Should Israel uproot some 300,000 more Jews for a promised-peace like Palestinian Gaza has demonstrated?

Here's some news on Israel's finally resolving State compensation for the 6-years' uprooted, Gush Katif refugees

Israel's Cabinet Finalizes Gush Katif Compensation

Israel National News 31/08/11
The Cabinet voted Sunday to approve a 300 million shekel agreement that ends the claims for compensation by evacuees from Gush Katif and Northern Samaria.
The government stated that the agreement "will allow for the completion of the evacuees' moves to permanent communities and their embarking on a new path. All community representatives, business owners and farmers in Gush Katif 

The 300-million shekel ($87-million) agreement ends the claims for compensation by evacuees from Gush Katif and Northern Samaria.

Agriculturalists who had land in Gush Katif and have not yet received alternative land will receive additional compensation of 400,000 shekels or a monthly payment of 3,400 shekels for 13 years. Alternatively, they will eligible for agricultural land of up to 40 dunams (about 10 acres) in accordance with the previous rules.

A retrospective of our prior articles on the subject: 


The riots should surprise no one who’s been paying attention.

The riots should surprise no one who’s been paying attention.
Courtesy: The Australian.com
Theodore Dalrymple writes 'British degeneracy on parade' in City Journal:
The ferocious criminality exhibited by an uncomfortably large section of the English population during the current riots has not surprised me in the least. I have been writing about it, in its slightly less acute manifestations, for the past 20 years. To have spotted it required no great perspicacity on my part; rather, it took a peculiar cowardly blindness, one regularly displayed by the British intelligentsia and political class, not to see it and not to realize its significance. There is nothing that an intellectual less likes to change than his mind, or a politician his policy. . . . .
Long experience of impunity has taught the rioters that they have nothing to fear from the law, which in England has become almost comically lax—except, that is, for the victims of crime. For the rioters, crime has become the default setting of their behavior; the surprising thing about the riots is not that they have occurred, but that they did not occur sooner and did not become chronic.   Read it all
EuroNews shows the looters as motivated less in reaction to police-brutality, more by greed and status.

British cultural commentator, Pat Condell, indicts the British rioters - and the lax policing and penal standards which fail to thwart criminality in society.


Obama's White House Iftar banquet list omits controversial Islamic attendees

The Daily Caller reports:

Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the month of Ramadan.

It was a lot more low-key … It was a more intimate event this year,” said Haris Tarin, the Washington director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, whose invitation was kept off the published list. “I have no idea why they didn’t publish [MPAC’s invite] … I’m going to learn about that a little bit more,” he told The Daily Caller.

Mohamed Magid also attended but did not appear on the White House’s publish list. Magid is imam of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque in Northern Virginia and the current president of the Islamic Society of North America. Along with MPAC, Magid’s two organizations have drawn criticism from a loose network of online critics who claim they are sympathetic to Islamist groups.
Whether intentional or not, the shorter list limited the risk of a political embarrassment for the White House because it downplayed the attendance of several ideological Islamist groups, including MPAC, said Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a pro-Western Muslim group. But the White House also failed to invite any of the 25 pro-liberty American Muslim groups and individuals in Jasser’s American Islamic Leadership Coalition, he said.

The public guest list did include ambassadors from Muslim-majority democratic countries, such as Iraq and Bangladesh, as well as the ambassador of Israel, roughly 20 percent of whose population is Muslim. Also included were numerous ambassadors from Islamic countries that do not accept democracy or welcome non-Islamic religions. These included Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and both Yemen and Bahrain, whose governments have violently suppressed public demonstrations this year.

Obama, Jasser complained, “has not been clear on what America stands for, on the freedom agenda in the Middle East, [so] he ends up at an Iftar dinner that panders to ambassadors” who oppose American’s vision of freedom, Jasser said.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/11/obamas-iftar-guest-list-omits-controversial-attendees/#ixzz1UlZrB5nh


White, American Muslim pleads guilty to advocating terrorism via online forum

Emerson Winfield Begolly pleaded guilty on Tuesday to using the Internet to urge others to commit 'real terrorism, but on a small scale.' He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $125,000 fine. Christian Science Monitor
Emerson Begolly (Photo courtesy MyPetJawa)

A 22-year-old American Muslim from New Bethlehem, Pa., pleaded guilty on Tuesday to using an Internet website to urge Muslim radicals within the US to engage in a wide range of terror attacks.

Emerson Winfield Begolly pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh to a single charge of solicitation to commit a crime of violence.

According to the indictment, he used the forum to express his approval of the 9/11 attacks, the 2004 killing of 334 hostages – including 186 children – in Beslan, Russia by Chechen fighters, the kidnapping and beheading of American businessman Nick Berg in Iraq in 2004, and the kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in 2002.
Begolly suggested militant Muslims in the US should attack civilian aircraft, banks, military installations, Jewish schools, and Jewish and daycare centers, according to the indictment.
“Peaceful protests do not work,” he posted in July 2010. “The [non-Muslim unbelievers] see war as [the] solution to their problems, so we must see war as the solution to our[s]. No peace. But bullets, bombs, and martyrdom operations.”


Andrew Breitbart: 'Tea-Party raising Biden's ire indicates success, although GOP leaders undermined Tea Party in debt-ceiling-deal with Prez'

Andrew Breitbart covers a litany of topics, ranging from his early insights into democratized media with Matt Drudge, to the Congress' debt-ceiling deal with Pres. Obama, to the role of social media in challenging the liberal MSM narratives and civic organizing. Filmed live, August 3, 2011 at the Hollywood Congress of Republicans meeting in North Hollywood, Calif.


Obama’s grand slam: Republicans fold as U.S. continues on path toward economic disaster

by Emily Miller The Washington Times OpEd Aug. 1, 2011

President Obama wanted three things from the debt-ceiling fight: trillions in new borrowing authority, status quo on spending and no more drama before his shot at re-election. He got everything.

Republicans in control of the House could have refused to raise the debt ceiling, but their leaders were afraid. They believed failing to raise the debt ceiling would lead to a default and a disastrous reduction in America’s credit rating.

So the leaders struck a final deal that will drive the nation’s debt up to $16.7 trillion, and rating agencies like Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s are poised to downgrade U.S. credit anyway.

GOP leaders claim they cut the best deal possible in a divided government.

“This is very important for our fiscal future, but it’s also important for the fact that our economy needs to get going,” House Speaker John A. Boehner said on Monday. “Beginning to take steps toward fixing our fiscal problems will, in fact, provide more confidence for employers in America.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday night that the deal “will ensure significant cuts in Washington spending.”

That’s an exaggeration. The bill would cut a minuscule $7 billion in 2012 and $3 billion total in 2013 - the only enforceable years. Meanwhile, the nation will continue to borrow at a rate of $100 billion a month.

The second tranche of “cuts” will be left up to a new bipartisan committee tasked with finding up to $1.5 trillion in savings. There are a bunch of gimmicks involved, but essentially we’re supposed to believe that even though Congress can’t cut a days’ worth of spending now, it’s somehow going to have the fortitude to reduce spending by far greater amounts down the road.