Monday, November 27, 2017

University of Washington Database moves Israel to Western Europe.

In which the University of Washington's database Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation determines that Israel is located in Western Europe

Interestingly enough, "Palestine" presumably meaning the West Bank and Gaza and therefore adjacent to Israel's borders, is listed in North Africa and the Middle East.

Wrap your head around that for a minute.

Looks like just another attempt to deny our heritage to me.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

UC Berkeley's Hatem Bazian anti-semitic tweets

Hatem Bazian, a man who infamously called for an intifada in America has been using his twitter account to spread repulsive anti-Semitism

On July 31, 2017, Bazian,  a lecturer in Berkeley's Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies department. retweeted an anti-Semitic tweet accusing a “Zionist” of “apartheid, occupation, ethnic cleansing, genocide” and theft of “Palestinian land+resources+body-organs
One tweet  features a cartoon of a Jewish man, captioned: “I can now kill, rape, smuggle organs & steal the land of Palestinians.”

The other shows Kim Jong-Un, of North Korea,  wearing a kippah, saying he has just converted his nation to Judaism: “Donald Tlump: Now my nukes are legal & I can annex South Korea & you need to start paying me 34 billion a year in welfare.”

Hatem's anti-Semitism was exposed by Tikvah, the Zionist Voice at UC Berkeley.
Tikvah, the Zionist Voice at UC Berkeley, condemns every form of Anti-Semitism and expects that people be held accountable for their actions. Professor Hatem Bazian, a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies Department, has shown his true colors after retweeting a truly revolting, Anti-Semitic tweet shown below. It is unacceptable for a lecturer at a highly acclaimed and diverse university to be allowed to spew propaganda and discriminatory content, whether it is in the classroom or online. We are calling on the UC Berkeley to condemn Professor Bazian’s actions and hold him accountable for his Anti-Semitic behavior. We also expect a public apology and a pledge to attend sensitivity training by Professor Bazian.
News of Bazian's antisemitic tweet spread widely through the Jewish papers

UC Berkeley lecturer apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet

UC Professor Tweets Anti-Semitic Propaganda

Pro-BDS UC-Berkeley Professor Slammed for Antisemitic Tweet Accusing Jews of ‘Organ Theft’

After word of the blatant anti-Semitism spread, Hatem Bazian issued a tepid apology, admitting the cartoon was "wrong and offensive".

Coming from Bazian, a man with a long history of divisive, offensive rhetoric, the words were meaningless.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Another day, another vehicular attack in Israel.

Earlier this week, a 17 year old Palestinian "child" plowed his car into a 70 year old Israeli man and a 35 year old near Gush Etzion Junction..  Its no surprise if you didn't hear about it.  Vehicular attacks in Israel are routinely ignored by the mainstream media.
One of the Palestinian  "children" Betty McCollum obsesses over

Don't dismiss this as a normal traffic accident.  

Az al-Din Kraja left his vehicle carrying a knife and charged at a group of IDF soldiers. He was shot and  evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

Weapons used in the attack  (Photos from the IDF)

What does Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum propose that Israel do with children who attempt murder?  Why has she completely ignored the cultural foundation of these attacks- the glorification of violence that is pervasive not only in social media, but in the government controlled mass media? Why has she ignored the financial incentives  given to convicted Jew-killers?  Why has she ignored this toxic stew that leads 11 year old boys to rationalize attempted murder simply by saying I wanted to die a martyr’?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

J Street endorsed Representatives introduce anti-Israel bill into Congress

What do Representatives  Betty McCollum , Mark Pocan, Earl Blumenauer, André Carson, John Conyers, Jr., Danny K. Davis, Peter A. DeFazio, Raul Grijalva, Luis V. Gutiérrez, and Chellie Pingree all have in common?

They have all been endorsed by J Street, and they are all co-sponsors of 
H.R.4391, an anti-Israel bill introduced by Betty McCollum this week that calls for 
"the Secretary of State to certify that United States funds do not support military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment of Palestinian children, and for other purposes."
Full text can be found here
The legislation is the result of a fierce lobbying campaign conducted by groups such as  American Friends Service Committee, Amnesty International USA, Center for Constitutional Rights, Churches for Middle East Peace, Defense for Children International - Palestine, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, Jewish Voice for Peace, Mennonite Central Committee, Presbyterian Church (USA), the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR), and United Methodist General Board of Church and Society.

The bill is most notable for its omissions.  It does not concern itself with the use of Palestinian children as human shields or as child soldiers by their own government.  It does not address the glorification of violence in Palestinian textbooks and media, or incitement in the mosques.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

BDS holes behaving badly. Galilee Green Olive Oil Under attack.

Its not about the green line or about the so-called occupation.  It never has been.  Its about Israel's very right to exist. Its about hatred for Israel's triumphs.

Galilee Green in Israel has been selling extra virgin olive oil from Israel for 3 years, and has amassed a loyal following and rave reviews on their product.   Last week, their facebook page came under  a coordinated attack, encouraged by posts like this that were shared widely across social media.

From the Jerusalem Post

Dozens of Facebook users have bombarded the Galilee Green Facebook page urging people not to buy their products, based on their claims that the products come from “stolen land” and “stolen olives” as well as far more virulent accusations.

“Ironically, we work with Kibbutz Deganya Alef,” Galilee Green president and CEO Rabbi Shmuel Veffer told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. “The land the trees are on was purchased from the Ottoman Turks before WWI and the Balfour Declaration. Our offices are in Yavne’el on land purchased by Baron Rothschild from the Turks and Yavne’el was founded in 1901. The land here and at Deganya was rocky and barren of trees.”

Veffer and his wife, Chana, founded the company together with Nili and Arnie Abrahams, all of whom are immigrants from Toronto, Canada.

The first bombardment of messages, many in the form of one-star reviews, succeeded in bringing Galilee Green’s 5-star rating down to 3-stars.

How can you help fight the haters?

Like the Galilee Green Facebook page. Leave a kind word and some encouragement.
Consider a purchase (free delivery to North America!)
Go to the one star reviews- the one who have clearly never tried the olive oil.  Click on the three dots “…” at the top right of the offensive review and “Report” it to Facebook. If they get enough complaints, they will potentially remove it and ban the user.

When they write "Boycott all Israeli products and anything marked kosher" you know its nothing less than garden variety Jew-hate.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Freedom House: Israel is the only Free Nation in the Middle East

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world.

Each year, Freedom House analyzes the world's nations and territories, examining the electoral process, political pluralism and participation, the functioning of the government, freedom of expression and of belief, the rule of law, and individual rights. Their results are published in their annual report, Freedom in the World.

Freedom House's 2017 rankings are out.  Again, Israel is the only nation in the Middle east that is ranked as "free". 

Israel scored 80 out of100 points, and is described in the report as "a multiparty democracy with strong and independent institutions that guarantee political rights and civil liberties for most of the population".

Why is the only nation in the region that is ranked as free subject to such vitriolic rhetoric across the media, in the UN and on college campuses?

Could it be because it is the only Jewish state, not only in the region, but in the world?

Monday, November 6, 2017

The shameless hypocrisy of Jewish Voice for Peace.

Chapter 458 in the shameless hypocrisy of Jewish Voice for Peace.

NYU 's Jewish Voice for Peace branch is recruiting using a poster with the tagline  "Wherever we live that's our homeland."

Its meant, of course to deny the Jewish people's deep cultural and spiritual ties with Israel, our ancient homeland.

Would Jewish Voice for Peace use the tagline "Wherever we live that's our homeland" for the Palestinians?   JVP believes in the mythical "right of return", and  certainly does not consider the generations of Palestinians living in Syria, in Jordan and in Lebanon at "home."

Why does JVP have a different set of standards for the Jewish people than it has for the Palestinians?

Thats the real Palestine exception.