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Israel’s public diplomacy would be greatly served by the production of historical movies

Israel's public diplomacy would be greatly served by the production of historical movies
PM Netanyahu recently said:

“We are in the midst of a great struggle being waged against the State of Israel, an international campaign to blacken its name. It is not connected to our actions; it is connected to our very existence,”

He is referring, of course, to the propaganda war being waged against the existence of the State of Israel by the Palestinian Authority. It seeks to supplant the historical Jewish narrative with the fictitious Palestinian narrative. And it has succeeded to a significant extent.

By Ted Belman - Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Full Story

The Gas Deal with Egypt: Israel Deepens its Anchor in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Gas Deal with Egypt: Israel Deepens its Anchor in the Eastern Mediterranean
On February 19, 2018, the gas partnerships in Israel announced a $15 billion contract to export 64 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Egypt over ten years. The contract, between the owners of the Tamar and Leviathan fields and the Egyptian Dolphinus Holding, is based on a memorandum of understanding from October 2014. Presumably the government of Israel played an important role in securing this deal, by promoting it with the Egyptian government and possibly also by covering the guarantees required from Dolphinus for its approval.

By INSS -- Oded Eran, Elai Rettig, Ofir Winter- Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - Full Story

Keeping Dissidents Busy

Hubertus Knabe: The dark secrets of a Surveillance State
Latif Yahia, Uday Hussein’s former body double reminisced that his imposed “employer” promised him and other torture victims to make them “happy”. No matter the continent or regime, political dissidents remember (and still hear…) an equally sickening threat: “We will keep you busy”.

When German government declassified Stasi files (1992), the greatest shock was delivered not by the facts that special machines had “discreetly” opened letters, or that human scent had been “collected”, but by the methodology of Zersetzung – “biodegradation” of dissidents.

By Joanna Rosamond - Monday, March 12, 2018 - Full Story

Russia Collusion Inquisition is French Dreyfus Affair in Reverse

Russia Collusion Inquisition is French Dreyfus Affair in Reverse
The currently unfolding FBI special prosecutor investigation into the alleged collusion of Pres. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign with Russia is a replay of the Dreyfus Affair that gripped France from 1894 to 1905, only reversing the roles of opposing parties.

What was the “Dreyfus Affair”? The Dreyfus Affair was the mass hysteria of an entire nation resulting from the French military intelligence service wrongly framing a Jewish lieutenant in the French army for treason. Sound familiar? It is the closest historical analogue to the current Russia Collusion Hysteria being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in an attempted coup to bring down Donald Trump. Only in the current inquisition the opposing parties are in reverse roles. In France it was the conservative military, the Catholic Church, French aristocratic Royalists, and the working class who imprisoned an innocent man for ten years in rapidly globalizing France.

By Wayne Lusvardi - Monday, March 12, 2018 - Full Story

Israel, Trump and United Nations should boycott Abbas and PLO

Israel, Trump and United Nations should boycott Abbas and PLO
Israel’s Prime Minister—Benjamin Netanyahu—has used his address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)—to savage the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) policy that rewards Palestinian murderers of Israelis and other innocent civilians with lifetime payments.

Netanyahu’s PLO-onslaught in front of 18000 people attending the annual AIPAC Conference in Washington was unequivocal and unrelenting:

“But to get peace, to get peace President Abbas has to embrace peace and to stop supporting terror. Raise your hands high if you agree with me that President Abbas should stop paying terrorists who murder Jews. You know how much he pays? He pays about $350 million dollars a year to terrorists and their families, each year. That’s about a little less than 10% of the total Palestinian budget. That’s an incredible number. He pays Hakim Awad. Hakim Awad is the terrorist who murdered this beautiful family of Ehud and Ruth Fogel and their three children, including a 3 month-old baby girl, Hadas. So he pays Hakim Awad, this murderer, and over the lifetime of this killer, he will be receiving two million dollars.”

By David Singer - Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Full Story

Little Rocket Man’s Great Big Summit Scam

Little Rocket Man's Great Big Summit Scam
When President Trump tipped reporters to expect a big announcement Thursday evening on North Korea, I joked to a friend that this could only amount to good news in the unlikely event that North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un had just sent Trump a note saying “Help! I want to defect!”

No such luck. Instead, Kim has asked President Trump for a meeting as soon as possible, and Trump has agreed to meet with Kim by May.

This plan is now being widely hailed as a historic step forward; a triumph for Trump’s campaign of coralling Pyongyang with “maximum pressure.” It’s historic all right, but there’s an enormous hazard that it’s a step right into the same old North Korean trap.

Politicide: The attempted murder of the Jewish state by Victor Sharpe

Politicide: The attempted murder of the Jewish state by Victor Sharpe
The word Politicide was first coined by Abba Eban—Israel’s foreign minister in 1967—to describe the attempted murder of the sovereign, independent State of Israel by enemies both within and outside of the fledgling state.

When Victor Sharpe first read the word, he told me how it resonated in “the deepest parts of my heart and soul.”

A passionate student of Jewish history—as well as a prolific writer on contemporary Jewish and geopolitical issues—Sharpe was mobilized into action, believing that his determination to protect and defend Israel and to illuminate the wider public about the tiny state’s chronically imperiled status, demanded that he write a book about…Politicide! 

By Joan Swirsky - Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Full Story

Delaying the Release of Fifth-Generation Fighter Planes to the Arab States

Delaying the Release of Fifth-Generation Fighter Planes to the Arab States
Israel’s aerial superiority remains a key component of its qualitative military edge in the region. Israel’s airpower is central to its image and deterrent ability: it protects the country’s airspace, provides the first and multi-arena response to both immediate and more distant threats, enables retaliation and retribution missions for attacks on Israel, and plays a central role in managing military operations on various fronts. However, Israel’s aerial superiority has been eroded in recent years, due to a combination of two force buildup processes in Arab states – the improvement of their air defense systems and the massive acquisition of advanced fighter planes. For Israel to maintain aerial freedom of action in the next decade, it must have exclusive regional access to fifth-generation fighter planes, such as the F-35 (known in Israel as the “Adir”).

By INSS -- Shimon Arad- Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Full Story

New York Times super-impressed by Bowl Cut Jr.‘s big diplomatic debut

New York Times super-impressed by Bowl Cut Jr.'s big diplomatic debut
Did you think the media would retreat and do some serious soul-searching after they embarrassed themselves at the Olympics by slobbering all over the sister of North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un? Did you think they would step back, take a look at what they’d done, and realize how wrong they’d been to glamourize a woman who was complicit in the mass murder and torture of thousands - and the complete oppression and de facto imprisonment of millions?

Of course they wouldn’t. Not only will they not retreat from it, they’re going to double down and start hero-worshipping the chief tyrant himself.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Full Story

South Africa’s new leftist parliament votes to take property from whites and give it to blacks . . .

South Africa's new leftist parliament votes to take property from whites and give it to blacks . . . with no compensation
There are lefties, social justice warriors and woke types celebrating this on social media, but then you’d expect that. The left isn’t big on property rights, and it’s very fashionable these days to hate on white people just for being white. Toss in the fact that a lot of this land was obtained under a genuinely racist and evil system, and you can see how there’d be the impulse to want to just take it away from them out of sheer revenge.

A responsible system doesn’t do that, of course, because apartheid ended decades ago and you can’t go back retroactively and convict people of crimes for what happened under a now-defunct system that they may have only lived under, not necessarily participated in. Plus, there are all kind of problems involved with simply taking something that belongs to someone, even with compensation, let alone without. So no, a responsible system doesn’t do something like this.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Full Story

The Counterfeit Pal-Arabs

The Counterfeit Pal-Arabs
So the Holocaust denying head of Terror, Inc, known as the Palestinian Authority, one Mahmoud Abbas, upped his erstwhile mentor and arch terrorist, Yasser Arafat, by spewing yet another Arabian Nights hallucinatory diatribe at the United Nations Security Council. It went as follows:

“We are the descendants of the Canaanites that lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago and continuously remained there to this day.”

We should remember that the grisly, blood soaked Arafat had claimed that the Arabs, who call themselves Palestinians, were also descended from the Philistines. But then the followers of the ‘religion of peace’ will tell you that even Adam was a Muslim. Loony tunes for loony people!

By Victor Sharpe - Monday, March 5, 2018 - Full Story

Iran to U.S.: Hey, how about you give up your nuclear weapons?

Iran to U.S.: Hey, how about you give up your nuclear weapons?
As insane as this is, there will be Americans who act like they have a point. I wouldn’t be surprised if John Kerry is one of them. In fact, I’d be surprised if he’s not.

The idea of nuclear nonproliferation is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons so as not to see them get in the hands of fanatics who might use them to, oh, say, wipe Israel off the face of the Earth - which the mad mullahs of Iran have actually threatened to do.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, March 5, 2018 - Full Story

Prince William visit will advance Jordan-Israel two-state solution

Prince William visit will advance Jordan-Israel two-state solution
Kensington Palace’s carefully-crafted tweet announcing that “The Duke of Cambridge will visit Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the Summer” - could spark a diplomatic war with far-reaching implications.

The Palace clarified that:

“The visit is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government and has been welcomed by the Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian authorities.”

By David Singer - Sunday, March 4, 2018 - Full Story

The Palestinians - An Ancient Civilization that Always Existed - Just not on This Planet!

Major biblical discovery: Archaeologists may have found the Prophet Isaiah's 'signature'
Ancient “Palestinian” Civilization Found in the Ancient Found in the Ancient “Palestinian” Capital of Jerusalem!

Ancient “Palestinian” artifacts that prove the existence of a “Palestinian Civilization” and a “Palestinian People” were found here, here, here, here, and here, among thousands of other examples. These support the claim that Jerusalem had to have been a “Palestinian” capital that support the current political claim to the city. For example, take this post-Roman village right outside Jerusalem, calling into questions the notion that most Palestinians had ever left Israel in a grand expulsion of Palestinians. Lesser known is that the Palestinians had invaded Europe on the heels of the Roman armies. This historical fact make the Palestinians and Romans (many Christians among them) among the first settlers and nationals of a barbaric, pre-medieval Europe.

By Andrew G. Benjamin - Friday, March 2, 2018 - Full Story

Can Europe Be Saved?

Can Europe Be Saved?We deep-sixed the Euro-blah-blah…the empty doubletalk. We sent the muzzle back to Brussels [headquarters of the EU] and the leash to the IMF.

We understand that the organizations of George Soros are not only nestled in Brussels and Budapest, but in New York at the UN.

We understand that they spend a lot of money to force acceptance of migration on a worldwide scale. We can see that Soros is not only in conflict with us, but with the Brits, with President Trump, and with Israel, too. And the topic is everywhere the same: immigration and the acceptance of migrants.

But this will not work! We are not alone. And we will fight together to curb and stop Soros’ plan, introduced in Brussels and in the UN, and when we have enough allies—and we can have enough allies—I am sure in the end we will succeed!Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, February 18, 2018

By Jim ONeill - Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Full Story

Thumbing nose at China, U.S. pursues travel deal with Taiwan

Thumbing nose at China, U.S. pursues travel deal with Taiwan
U.S. presidents have been historically terrified of upsetting the communist Chinese by making even the slightest move favorable to Taiwan. When Donald Trump was president-elect and he dared to call the premier of Taiwan, it caused a huge uproar - mainly among Beltway types who were miffed that this sort of thing just isn’t done.

Needless to say, they’d find themselves miffed over many such things.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Full Story

And now, Bowl Cut Jr.‘s swashbuckling attempt to travel abroad as ‘Josef Pwag’

And now, Bowl Cut Jr.'s swashbuckling attempt to travel abroad as 'Josef Pwag'
How in blazes could this not work?

Maybe they heard that Hitler had escaped to Argentina, so they figured South America was clearly the way to go. When I look at the photo at this link, all I can think to myself is, “If that guy’s name isn’t Josef Pwag, I don’t know whose is.”

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Full Story

US Embassy in Jerusalem enhances US Interest

US Embassy in Jerusalem enhances US Interest
The US decision to comply with the law of the land - the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act – recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocating the US Embassy there, enhances the US posture of deterrence, in defiance of threats and pressure, while walking against the grain.

This reasserts the independence of US unilateral diplomatic action, rather than subordinate US interests to multilateral diplomacy, which tends to undermine US interests. Moreover, it challenges the political correctness of the UN, the Department of State and the “elite” media, which have been serial blunderers on Middle East issues.

By Yoram Ettinger - Monday, February 26, 2018 - Full Story

Netanyahu and the Left’s Israeli Deep State

In a year and a few months, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have spent more time at the helm of the Israeli government than any other man. The other man is David Ben-Gurion, the Socialist leader who repressed Zionist nationalist movements in Israel by fiat, by law and, as in the Altalena, by murder.

That factoid may not matter much to most people, even most Israelis, but it matters a great deal to the remnants of Ben-Gurion’s regime, the leftists who don’t win elections, but do control the government. Until ’77, Israel’s Prime Ministers came from the Labor Party. The last Labor Prime Minister left office in 2001. It’s not just that Netanyahu is eclipsing Ben-Gurion, but that Labor has become irrelevant.

But of course the Labor Party isn’t irrelevant. Its candidates may be a joke. Its base of support consists of Tel Aviv hipsters who never actually leave their leftist bubble except to visit Paris, New York or Berlin. Their burning social issue is how much more Daddy has to pay to get them a place in their trendy neighborhood. Not even Obama’s best people could help them get much mileage out of that one.

By Daniel Greenfield - Monday, February 26, 2018 - Full Story

Abbas dumps Trump, embraces United Nations

Abbas dumps Trump, embraces United Nations
PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas signed his own suicide note after another blistering attack on America in the United Nations Security Council on 20 February.

Abbas told the Security Council:

By David Singer - Sunday, February 25, 2018 - Full Story