Saturday, June 16, 2018

Ammunition Manufacturer goes Ballistic over Palestinian Lies

Black Butterfly Ammunition just realized that a photo from their ad is being used by Palestinian propagandists. 

They seem more amused than horrified.

From their Facebook page

So my ammo company has officially caused an international incident....sort of. I honestly cannot believe my sweet innocent Buzz Saw loads would do such a thing. Lol 😂 don’t believe everything you read on the internet. We have not sold any ammo for export. Oh my.....

Black Butterfly's Facebook followers are also amused

And there you have it- straight from the manufacturer  

"Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. We have not sold any ammo for export."


Amusement is being replaced by incredulousness over the widespread Palestinian lies and how quickly they have spread.

Welcome to our world, Black Butterfly. Welcome to our world.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hamas stealing Eid packages in Gaza

Gazans are speaking out about Hamas's theft of  Eid Care packages, earmarked for the communities poor.
From the StandWIthUs  Facebook page
Palestinians speak out!
A Gazan resident recently wrote that Hamas is stealing aid sent by Saudi Arabia to the people of Gaza. The letter says: "I am Mazen Abuta, citizen from Khan Younis. (I am) sending my letter to Salman, the ruler of Saudi Arabia. I swear by Allah, I have not received any help or any aid, because this aid goes only to Hamas, I swear and testify this in front of Allah."
The letter was shared in a post about how meat packages that were sent to Gaza that no one was allowed to sell but Hamas.

Original post (Arabic)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thank you, California Legislature, for honoring Israel

Both the California State Assembly and the State Senate have passed  identical resolutions honoring Israel and her accomplishments on her 70th  anniversary.

Full text of the unanimously passed resolution follows:

Introduced by Senators Allen, Glazer, Hertzberg, Newman, Stern, and Wiener

May 01, 2018

Relative to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel


SR 109, Allen.


WHEREAS, 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel, which was officially declared an independent nation on May 14, 1948; and
WHEREAS, The people of Israel proclaimed the establishment of the sovereign and independent State of Israel, and the United States government established full diplomatic relations after Israel’s first election in 1949; and
WHEREAS, The establishment of the modern State of Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people followed the destruction of much of the European Jewry during the Holocaust; and
WHEREAS, Israel has much to commemorate and celebrate, most notably that it has established, in its 70 years of existence, the most successful and politically stable democracy in a Middle East that continues to experience great turmoil; and
WHEREAS, The people of Israel enjoy a dynamic society with a unique and vital economic, political, cultural, and intellectual life and strive for peace with security and dignity for themselves and their neighbors; and
WHEREAS, Israel has developed some of the world’s leading universities; and
WHEREAS, Israel has developed an advanced, entrepreneurial economy, is among the world’s leaders of the high-tech industry, and is at the forefront of research and development in the fields of renewable energy sources and medicine; and
WHEREAS, Israel regularly sends humanitarian aid, search and rescue teams, mobile hospitals, and other emergency supplies to help victims of disasters around the world; and
WHEREAS, Since 2015, California and Israel have had a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which established a formal relationship between the two parties to foster economic cooperation and economic development, facilitate joint industrial research and development, and enhance business relationships and educational opportunities between all Israeli and California universities to foster job creation and incubate global solutions from joint California-Israeli innovation initiatives; and
WHEREAS, California is home to a vibrant Israeli American immigrant community; and
WHEREAS, For over 2,000 years, Jews living in other parts of the world have maintained a profound spiritual and emotional connection to the Land of Israel, and there has been continuous Jewish presence in the land comprising the modern State of Israel; and
WHEREAS, With the 70th observance culminating in May 2018, Israel will celebrate its anniversary with events marking the birth and development of the state, the struggle to find peace and security, and its hopes for the future; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Senate designates May 2018 as the “State of California Month of Commemoration of Israel’s 70th Anniversary”; and be it further
Resolved, That the Senate hereby commends and congratulates the people of Israel for their remarkable achievements on the occasion of Israel’s 70th anniversary; and be it further

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Israeli Ambassador, Ron Dermer, Israeli Consul General, Shlomi Kofman, and Israeli Consul General, Sam Grundwerg as an expression of the California State Legislature’s continued admiration for Israel’s many accomplishments and best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous future.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Band's Visit Sweeps the Tony Awards. Local Boys make good

A gentle story of co-existence is churning the stomachs of the BDS cru.

The Band's Visit- a  Broadway musical about an Egyptian band's layover in a small Israeli town has swept 10 Tony awards, including best musical, best leading acor and actress in a musical .

And the local angle:
Congratulations to Ari’el Stachel and Itamar Moses, both from Berkeley, and both graduates from Tehiyah Day School, in El Cerrito.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Snopes commentary betrays its anti-Israel bias

Earlier this month, an alarming video from a Gaza kindergarten graduation surfaced on Palestinian social media. The video,  taken at the Al-Hoda school in Gaza on May 13  shows the kindergartners dressed in army uniforms, carrying automatic weapons, storming a building with an Israeli flag and  "killing"  an  "Israeli soldier" and taking an "Orthodox Jew" hostage.

Watch the Yuval King report here:

From the Daily Wire:
WATCH: Gaza Kindergarten Graduation Features Children Staging Mock Military Attack, Hostage-Taking, And Killing Soldiers
Gaza Kindergarten graduation ceremony: Kids stage mock Military Attack and Hostage taking

From the IsraellyCool Blog
WATCH: Fun & Games at Gaza Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony

The mainstream media did not find this abhorrent display of child abuse noteworthy, instead only choosing to report on events that portray Israel in the worst of all possible light.

Sadly, the urban myth buster website, Snopes, appears to have jumped on the  anti-Israel bandwagon.  Asked if the clip was authentic,   they grudgingly admitted that it was, then took great pains to spin it, claiming it only appeared on "right wing" outlets, and quoting  Khaled Elgindy  who said, in effect  occupation...conflict...Israel does it too...., and accused MEMRI  of only broadcasting extreme and inflammatory material.  Snopes ends their report with the same cliches about the conflict that dominate the mass media. 

We thought better of you, Snopes.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Remembering Bobby Kennedy.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, in what is likely the first act of Palestinian terrorism on American soil.  Angered at Kennedy's support for Israel, a Palestinian Arab Sirhan Sirhan shot the young Senator 3 times, killing him.  It was no coincidence that the assassination took place on the first anniversary of the 6 day war

As a cub reporter for the now defunct Boston post, Robert Kennedy had traveled to pre-state Israel, documenting what he saw.   The articles are duplicated here, and are well worth reviewing.

In an interview in 1989, Sirhan  told David Frost that he felt betrayed by Kennedy.
From the New York Times:

''My only connection with Robert Kennedy was his sole support of Israel and his deliberate attempt to send those 50 bombers to Israel to obviously do harm to the Palestinians'' ...

Mr. Sirhan, 44 years old, said that when he killed Mr. Kennedy, who was then the leading candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination, ''I was not doing it out of personal malice toward the man, but out of concern for other people.''

Sirhan Sirhan's  concern for others appears to have been short lived.

Warren Kozack of the National Review writes:

Sirhan’s 15th and most recent parole hearing took place in 2016. He was, once again, denied. In a previous hearing in 2006, Tip Kindel, a spokesperson for the board of parole hearings, said Sirhan was “very hostile.” “He hates Americans,” Kindel said. “He continues to pose a risk for public safety.”

Monday, June 4, 2018

Israel and Iran. Contrast and Compare

As seen on Twitter
Tweeted out from the account of Benyamin Netanyahu

Tweeted out from the account of the Supreme Leader of Iran

Contrast and compare.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Has Silicon Valley's Ro Khanna swallowed the kool-aid?

Today, at Silicon Valley Congressional Representative  Ro Khanna's Fremont Town Hall, Khanna effectively placed blame for the conflict at the Gaza/Israel border on Trump and Netanyahu,  ignoring the role of the Iranian-funded Hamas terror .

It wasn't surprising- late last month, he had posted this notice on his Facebook page.

Almost immediately, thank you posts from as far away as Ramallah began pouring in- spurred on by  Jewish Voice for Peace and other anti-Israel groups.

Its not just Ro Khanna- Jewish Voice for Peace is spending increasing time and efforts on trying to  frame the message with our elected representatives.   Because only constituents can send emails, and the Congressional contact forms precludes "cut and paste" messages, JVP  asks people to call the  Washington office directly
Its time for an equal and opposite response.  Its time YOUR elected representatives heard from you.  The primary elections are June 5.  If you care about the future of Israel, make a point of knowing how the candidates stand.   Once they are elected, make sure they hear from you.  

Khanna's response to a request that he open an investigation into Israel's actions at the Gaza border: (apologies for the imperfect transcription)

Let me make a few comments about your question and the broader situation in the Middle east.

I start out by saying that the United States and Israel are allies and that Israel has always been an ally-its a key ally of the United States. It is a relationship that we value.

The first mistake that was made why in the world would you provoke violence by moving the embassy to Jerusalem.  And if you are going to move the embassy to Jerusalem  why would you do it on the day of Nakba which Palestinians and others view as a day of occupation and put salt ion the wounds. Its almost as if the government the administration was totally indifferent to the protests and the violence that was going to happen.  Total indifference.  people say protesters were coming over then they can apprehend- Israel has the right to guard its borders and apprehend its protesters but let this be clear the criticism of Benjamin Netanyahu should not be equated with a criticism of Israel or Jewish values.  Most Jewish values and most Jewish people do not support... (incomprehensible)  Imagine if people,  I don't think our own administration would go this far but who knows. Imagine if people were coming over the border from Mexico and were protesting and coming over the border  would we ever give our border guards say "shot them".  Even If they were throwing rocks over, no. We say detain them or arrest them send them back,  No one is saying Israel doesn't have the right to defend its borders but the force and  the use of force has to be proportionate.  And to say that you can't speak up. People say Ro, why are you speaking out for the human rights of people in Gaza when you care about the US Israel relationship.  Im speaking out for the human rights of people in Gaza precisely because I care about the US Israel relationship and there are many Jewish Americans and people that care about the relationship with Israel who also want to see peace and justice and the recognition of human rights.  So what I would say I would call on the progressive, the liberal, the people in Israel like in the tradition of Shimon Peres or Yitzhak Rabin, the human rights organizations within Israel which exist to hold Netanyahu and that government accountable and to...its a foreign country I can't tell them who to elect but to fight for progressive values like so many of us are fighting for in this country.  That said I still believe that Israel will remain a strong ally of the United States and I support the innovation and the technology and that relationship biut I think it will be on much solid  foundation rooted in human rights and I think Netyanyahu has done incredible damage to that relationship.

Are Medics the latest Human shields in Gaza?

On  Friday, a young medic was killed at the  Gaza border fence, allegedly while giving aid to a wounded protester.

The circumstances of the death of Razan al-Najjar are still being investigated. Was this a tragic accident, or is it a new tactic in Hamas's arsenal?

Gaza "medics" gather at the border fence

Gaza "medic" using bolt cutters  
The incident is still being investigated  by the IDF.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Point of View. Sister Act: San Francisco and Haifa

Check out this striking piece of interactive public art down by the San Francisco Cruise ship terminal.  There is an identical piece in Haifa.

San Francisco and Haifa,  two "Cities by the Bay" have been sister cities since 1973.  Today's installation of "Point of View" is just one in a series of cultural and sporting events that have tied the 2 communities together.

Matthew Passmore from Oakland's MoreLab  and Israeli artist Saron Paz collaborated on the design and execution of the project.

The installations feature panoramic cameras, atop identical towers, allowing visitors in each country a glimpse into the other.

Check it out.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Palestine Museum opens in Connecticut.

It what has been dubbed an "artistic Intifada", a new Palestine Museum has opened up in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

In an interview with the Hartford Courant, museum founder Faisal Saleh denied that the museum had a political agenda.

“Most activities of Palestinians in the U.S. are political in nature. They give talks on campuses about issues. The average American still doesn’t know much about Palestine...I thought the best way to communicate with Americans is with the language of art and literature.”

Yet the museum is highly politicized,  featuring a portrait of  an ISM volunteer, Rachel Corrie who was killed protecting smuggling tunnels in Gaza.

The Museum also features the infamous fraudulent  "children's art" of Gaza 

The primary image, either coached or directly copied from a notorious anti-Israel poster is hardly a spontaneous outpouring of a child's creative impulse.  Don't expect the museum to mention that.

From the Arab News

For those of you who like art with an agenda, the Palestine Museum might even put Banksy's work to shame.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Al Awda orders. Jewish Voice for Peace Complies

Al Awda orders.
Eyad Kishawi  of Al-Awda orderd the shut-down of Israeli peace activist

Jewish Voice for Peace complies.

Jewish Voice for Peace members were among those arrested at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center for attempting to silence former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

Arrest of professional Israel-hater Ellen Brotsky of Jewish Voice for Peace 

From the J Weekly:
Speaking May 16 to a near sellout crowd at the JCC of San Francisco, Barak said the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies are “embarrassing,” and that they have “locked the door on the two-state solution, which is the only viable and sustainable one.”

In town as part of a book tour in support of his newly published memoir “My Country, My Life,” Barak was scheduled to speak the next day at the Commonwealth Club. At the JCC, he said many things that would please progressive observers of Middle East politics, such as harshly criticizing Netanyahu’s support of Jewish settlements deep in the West Bank.

Not progressive enough for more than a dozen anti-Zionist protesters in attendance, part of a larger group protesting outside. They noisily interrupted Barak three separate times, chanting slogans, such as “Palestine will be free,” and calling Barak — a former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces — a war criminal.

Eyad Kishawi's response

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Israel Haters on Parade. San Francisco May 15, 2018

In which anti-Israel demonstrators in front of the San Francisco Israeli consulate call for endless war.

This demonstration was sponsored by multiple anti-Israel groups, including
-American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
-Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
-Art Forces
-Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA)
-Center for Political Education (CPE)
-General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS)
-Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans (HOBAK)
-International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)
-Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP)
-Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA)
-NorCal Friends of Sabeel
-Palestine Youth Movement (PYM)
-Students for Justice in Palestine - CAL Berkeley
-Xicano Moratorium Coalition (XMC)

Not a single  "peace group" among them.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

BDS attempts to manipulate Eurovision

Eurovision was never meant to be political, but it was politicized by those outraged that a pop artist from Israel should be allowed to participate. Having failed to get Netta Barzilai banned for her role in "supporting apartheid" by singing in the Naval choir, the Israel haters attempted to manipulate the poll results. Eurovision became a tool- not to promote music, or to experience cultural diversity, but to ensure Netta lost.

Orchestrated by Australian agoraphobe Sylvia Posadas, the BDS campaign failed.  Miserably.

Netta won.

From the fine folk at Divest this:

  ...Once BDS got into the act, spreading their bile throughout the Interwebs in hope that they could rally the world to vote down Netta – Israel’s ultimately successful entrant into this year’s Eurovision contest – suddenly Eurovision became something it wasn’t before: a global political referendum on the Jewish state’s place in the world. Keep in mind that this was not what Eurovision was created to be, nor were the performers – including Netta – interested in turning the event into a global vote for or against the their countries. 

 But by making votes against Netta a political act of condemnation, BDS simultaneously (if inadvertently) turned votes for her into a political act of support. 

Keeping with the BDS fail theme, as of today, Netta Barzilai's "Toy" is in the global top ten on I tunes

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rational Judaism: The Top Ten Stupidest Criticisms of Israel's Actions on the Gaza Border

Simply perfect.
Check it out. From the blog, Rationalist Judaism:
1) People have a right to peacefully protest! (Indeed they do. But there are plenty of people here who are taking butcher knives and firebombs and guns to storm the border and kill and kidnap Israeli civilians.)

2) There is no evidence of that! (Yes there is. There are Arabic Facebook pages and interviews and photos.)

3) But it's not all the Gazans who are doing that! (Right. And it's not all the Gazans who are being shot!)

4) Israel is just trying to kill as many Gazans as possible! (If it was, there would be carnage like in Syria. Israel is trying to avoid killing Gazans - aside from anything else, it is politically very damaging.)

5) Israel should just use tear gas! (They have, but it often doesn't work, such as when it's windy, or when the Gazans have gas masks and bury the canisters.)

6) Israel should only use rubber bullets! (They often can't, because these only work at short range.)

7) Israel should just arrest them! (If soldiers went up to the crowds to do that, there would be a bloodbath.)

8) Israel is so technologically advanced, there must be a way to stop them without shooting them! (No army in the world has yet found a way to repel armed attackers without ever using bullets)

9) It's so disproportionate - so many Gazans wounded or killed, and no Israelis! (So what?! When you are repelling an armed invasion, there is no reason to let them kill more of you before continuing to stop them!)

And the Top Stupidest Argument is...:

10) The Palestinians have legitimate grievances! (Even if this were true, are you claiming that Israel should therefore just let them storm the border and butcher its civilians?!)

Check out the post here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Palestinian Lies fly faster than a speeding bullet

The Palestinians  have been shamelessly lying about cruel and unusual zionist "secret-weapons" since the onset of the Gaza riots.

First there was the hog-hunting  "butterfly" bullet, allegedly "banned internationally", yet strangely widely available on the Internet.

Now there's this magical "explosive" bullet,  allegedly used by Israel.

The photo has been copied directly from the web .  It shows bullets that have been fired under water.

The Palestinian lies are proving to be ...all wet.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Israel wins Eurovision.

Israel's very own Netta Barzilai  has won the Eurovision song competition, garnering 529 points.

Her quirky song, "Toy", an ode to the #MeToo movement had caught the attention of the world audience early in the competition, and was watched and downloaded  over 26 million times.

Israel haters and other BDS holes are sitting quietly in their mother's basements, rocking gently and  muttering softly to themselves.

Netta graciously accepted the honor, saying

 "I'm so happy, thank you so much for choosing difference. Thank you so much for accepting differences between us.  Thank you for celebrating diversity. Thank you. I love my country. Next time in Jerusalem."

They are dancing in the streets in Israel.

Sara Kershnar: Berkeley City Councilperson Cheryl Davila's reprehensible assistant

Controversial Berkeley City Council woman Cheryl Davila has hired Sara Kershnar as her legislative assistant.  If Cheryl had done any vetting or research, she might have learned that Sara had been previously arrested for disrupting a program at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center.

Sara Kershnar at her arrest for disrupting a program at the SF JCC

Sara Kershnar disrupting a program at the SF JCC

Sara Kershnar disrupting a program at the SF JCC

Arrest record of those who disrupted the program at the SF JCC

Berkeley taxpayers, you are now paying this vile woman's salary.