June 2012

Christians Should "Convert, Pay Tribute, Or Leave," Says Muslim Brotherhood Candidate/ Raymond Ibrahim

May 30, 2012
"They need to know that conquest is coming, that Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate," Morsi reportedly said.

According to the popular Egyptian website, El Bashayer, Muhammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, just declared that he will "achieve the Islamic conquest (fath) of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the jizya," the additional Islamic tax, or financial tribute, required of non-Muslims, or financial tribute.

Belgium: "Islam to Topple Man - Made Democracy"/ Soerer Kern

May 31, 2012
Leaders of the group say the purpose of Belgium's first Sharia Law court is to create a parallel legal system to challenge the state's authority as the enforcer of the civil law protections guaranteed by the Belgian constitution.

Police in Amsterdam have arrested the spokesperson of the Islamist group Sharia4Holland on charges of making death threats against the Dutch Freedom Party leader, Geert Wilders.

BDS Organization is Anti - Peace in the Middle East / Allon Lee

BDS is anti-peace; Worrying findings; Sandstorm on the horizon?
Jun 1 2012
In the Australian (25/5) academic Philip Mendes analysed the conceptual and practical flaws underpinning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement noting that it "is a by-product of the second Palestinian intifada and the collapse of the Oslo peace process.... It is essentially war by other means...and intended to coerce Israel into surrendering to Palestinian demands".

Questions Facing the Muslim World / Harold Rhode

June 1, 2012
Palestinian political leaders, however, seem to have decided that the rewards from the international community, at least for them, will be greater if they are seen as victims receiving perpetual handouts, rather than as leaders receiving rewards linked to accomplishments. The economic system seems to have evolved into bribes in exchange for promises that are never kept, followed later by the request for still more bribes.

"Israel's Creation Worst Catastrophe to Hit World"Said Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Leader / Oren Kessler

Head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Badie reminds followers of movement’s “sacrifices” in efforts to destroy the Jewish state.
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie Photo: REUTERS

The head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has called on Arab forces to confront Israel and for the international community to pressure the “Zionist government to withdraw from the land of Palestine.”

The comments by Brotherhood General Guide Mohammed Badie came in a written statement issued May 17 to commemorate Nakba Day, when Palestinians and other Arabs mourn Israel’s creation in 1948.

Are the Negev Bedouin An Indigenous People?Havatzelet Yahel et al

June 1 2012
Fabricating Palestinian History
In the last two decades, there has been widespread application of the term "indigenous" in relation to various groups worldwide. However, the meaning of this term and its uses tend to be inconsistent and variable.

The Myth of Israel Backing for Assad / Ahron Shapiro

Jun 1 2012
A myth seems to have developed in some circles that Israel is either backing the Assad regime in Syria, or at the least, is somehow impeding international action against it, supposedly out of fear of what may follow.

Thus, in February, the editorial writers at the Sydney Morning Herald
had the audacity to lump together Jerusalem's interests regarding Syria to those of Teheran.

"Israel shares with its arch-enemy Iran an unease at Assad's looming fall, fearing it will leave Syria in the hands of radical Sunni Islamists."

No Reporting of Palestinian Christians Living in Fear in the West Bank / Daniel Meyerowitz - katz

May 30 2012
The recent plight of Coptic Christians in Egypt has been the subject of significant attention since last year's revolution. The community suffered yet another outrage last week, as an Egyptian court sentenced 12 Copts to life-imprisonment, while acquitting eight Muslims, for their involvement in an incident of mob violence that resulted in dozens of Coptic homes burned and destroyed.

The War Against the Misuse of "Academic Freedom" Goes On

Dear Attorney General Harris and Deputy Attorney General Haytayan:

On May 17, you sent a letter to the lawyers of the Global Frontier Justice Center, informing them that you did not find sufficient evidence to take action against CSU Northridge Mathematics Professor David Klein for misusing the name and resources of his University in posting his "Boycott Israel Resource Page" on the CSUN server.

The Campaign Tactics of Mohammed Morsi / Or Avi Guy

Jun 1 2012
Morsi- Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate
Equality for women in work and education; an assurance that Islamic dress will not be imposed; Christian senior political advisors ande possibly even a Christian Vice-President; freedom of protest and expression - the list of pre-election promises made since last Tuesday by Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for presidency in Egypt, just keeps on getting longer.

Iran's Lengthening Shadow in the Gulf / Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall

May 21, 2012
The April 11, 2012, visit by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the island of Abu Musa, which is close to where the Strait of Hormuz opens into the Persian Gulf, has severely exacerbated the dispute between Iran and the UAE over possession of the island and two others.

Where Did All the Billions of Dollars to the Palestinian Authority Go / Prof.B.Rubin

03 Jun 2012
Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says that his regime is short of funds. And meanwhile a reader asks me:

"Can you please explain to me why 20 years after Oslo and billions in dollars in foreign aid, the Palestinian Authority (PA) still has not built modern hospitals? Or rather, why do the donor countries pour money down the PA drain without expecting even some face-saving results?"

How Anti - Western Biases Relate to Anti - Semitisn and Anti - Israel / Aryeh Weinbeg

May 2012
This is report by Institute for Jewish & Community Research provides an exploratory look at the relationship between critical views of the West and negative views of Jews and Israel. The findings reveal consistent and significant differences that shed light on the relationship between existing criticisms of America, capitalism and business, and rising anti-Israel and anti-Semitic views. In many ways, anti-Jewish rhetoric has moved away from the Jew as the subversive outsider and toward a vision of the Jew as the oppressive insider.

Salafi Leader: No Freedom in Islam / Raymond Ibrahim

June 1 2012
Apostates Must be Persecuted
Last month, Sheikh Yassir al-Burhami, a prominent figure in Egypt's Salafi movement—who also hates Christian Copts, hates Mother's Day, and is an advocate of taqiyya—appeared on the Egyptian show Al Hayat Al Youm ("Life Today"), giving his views on the presidential candidates. At one point, the host asked Burhami which of the policies of Abu al-Futuh—the "liberal" Islamist candidate who lost out to the more "conservative" Muslim Brotherhood candidate—he especially rejected.

Scribblings: Hamas " Hudna" Offer Revealed / Tzvi Fleischer

May 29 2012
A lot of international commentators have been taken in by Hamas claims to be ready to accept a Palestinian state on the pre-1967 borders as part of a deal with Israel (though most commentators gloss over the fact that Hamas always also demands a Palestinian "right of return" - which would lead to Israel's demographic destruction.) And Hamas has made enough ambiguous noises about accepting the results of a referendum of all Palestinians on a peace deal that some have rushed to argue that Hamas will agree to a permanent two-state peace if such a referendum can be passed.

Where Are the Moderate Arabs and Palestinians / Khaled Abu Toameh

June 4, 2012
Has anyone ever heard of an Arab or Palestinian "Peace Now" group? Palestinians have been radicalized to a point where it is virtually impossible to talk about peace and coexistence. Peace activists, human rights advocates, moderates, journalists and reformers have almost no say and are often denounced as "traitors" and a "fifth column."

In Israel, there are dozens of organizations and parties that openly advocate peace with the Palestinians and the Arab world.

Muslim Zionist's Quest to Battle Anti - Israel Bias / Shahar Chai

June 4 2012
Formerly anti-Semitic Muslim Briton says UK media poisons public against Jewish state

As a child, Kasim Hafeez often heard his father praising Adolf Hitler, lamenting only the Nazi tyrant's failure to kill even more Jews during World War II. A son to a British family of Pakistani origin, he grew up in a fundamentalist Muslim community that called for the destruction of all Jews and taught him to believe that that Israel is a terror state.

20 Years of Illusion about Islam / Daniel Pipes

June 2, 2012
The broad lines of U.S. government, other government, and generally establishment policy toward Islamism were laid down on June 2, 1992, when Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Edward P. Djerejian delivered a major speech, "The U.S. and the Middle East In a Changing World," at Meridian House International, in Washington, DC.

Egypt’s Presidential Election: Moderate Establishment vs. Totalitarian Revolutionaries / Prof.B.Rubin

June 4, 2012
Egypt’s fate, I think, will not be settled by the June 16-17 presidential election (second round). It has already been set by the parliamentary election which has given a large majority to the Islamists as well as the ability to write the constitution. If Ahmad Shafiq defeats the Brotherhood candidate, Muhammad al-Mursi, parliament will simply make a strong prime minister (appointed by the Muslim Brotherhood) and a weak president.

Report; Nearly Half of College Students Face Anti - Semitism / Michael C.Duke

January 05, 2012
More than 40 percent of Jewish college students have encountered anti-Semitism on their campuses, according to new findings published by the Institute for Jewish & Community Research.

IJCR’s report, "Alone on the Quad: Understanding Jewish Student Isolation on Campus," found that Jewish students often face anti-Semitism alone, contrary to many other minority groups, and that anti-Semitism is being normalized and underreported on campuses.

Anti-Israel sentiment is creeping into the classroom, as well, the study found. Campus anti-Israel protest frequently targets Jews.

Palestinians: US Refuge Bill May Deley Peace / Hilary L.Krieger

06/05/2012 04:36
Legislation would force State Department to differentiate between Palestinian refugees and descendants of refugees.

WASHINGTON – Palestinian advocates are warning that a new US Senate amendment dictating a reporting requirement on the issue of Palestinian refugees could set back efforts to reach a peace deal.

Eurocrisis: Russia Offers Its Services / Peter Martino

June 5, 2012
The Russians, however, are likely to want something in return.Europe's politicians will not admit it openly but they are afraid that the dire economic situation in countries such as Greece and Spain might lead to revolution.

Obama:"Palestinians May Not Want Peace Agreement / DR.Rivka Shpak Lissak

June 6 2012
President Obama met with a group of Orthodox Jewish leaders on Tuesday, June 5 2012, and said, among other things:
"President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinians may not want a peace agreement."

It took President Obama almost 4 years to understand what we, Israelis, already know for a long time. Even those Israelis, me included, who support a 2 state solution, arrived to this conclusion.

Here are the facts:

More on the Slaughtered Convert to Christianity / Raymond Ibrahim

June 5, 2012
I just received an email from the editor of a large website, who posted my story from yesterday about the slaughtered apostate.
He writes:The story generated a huge number of commentaries from readers, some of them originating from Muslim Countries.

The Real Purpose of Boycotts / Prof.Michael Curtis

June 6, 2012
What goes unmentioned is that the boycott called for by the Palestinian Authority is a violation of the April 29, 1994 Paris Agreement between Israel and the PLO which expresses "respect for each other's economic interests," and recognizes "the need to create a better economic environment for their peoples and individuals."

UNRWA and Refugees: More Glorifying of Terrorism / Arsen Ostrovsky

Jun 7 2012
There has been considerable comment of late, both in Australia and the UN, about the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in the wake of a legislative proposal being discussed in Washington, and a recent grant of increased aid provided to UNRWA in Canberra. This Update provides some background on the controversy over UNRWA, and the idea behind the UNRWA-related legislative amendment which passed out of a Committee in the US Senate last week.

From Deportation to Annihilation / Yuval Brandstetter, MD

June 4 2012
The Turkish government has produced a series of indictments against IDF officers which include charges of murder punishable by life sentences. This over the Mavi Marmara affair, that being the name of the ship which carried a Turkish and international terrorist contingents bent on joining hands with the Gaza Hamas terrorist organization.

More on the Misuse of Academic Freedom" for A political Agenda / Tammi Rossman - Benjamin

June 7 2012
Dear Attorney General Harris and Deputy Attorney General Haytayan:
We would like to bring to your attention an article that recently appeared in the Electronic Intifada, an online publication that promotes calls for the boycott of Israel.

"Don't Buy From Jews" / Soeren Kern

June 7 2012
Germans Boycott Israeli Products
Although Pax Christi claims it is not seeking a blanket boycott of Israeli products, the NGO's use of vague and sweeping language, plus the fact that there are no special labels to distinguish products made in the so-called occupied territories, does make it a de facto boycott of everything made in Israel.

A prominent Roman Catholic NGO in Germany has called for a wide-ranging boycott of Israeli products.

This Week, Turkey Went A Long Way Towards Becoming An Islamic Republic / Prof.B.Rubin

June 7, 2012
“My people are going to learn the principles of democracy the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will, every man can follow his own conscience provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow men.” — Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Hardly surprising, deeply upsetting, and geostrategically catastrophic, it’s official. Turkey has now passed over towards being an Islamist state. That turning point is marked by a tiny event of gigantic importance.

Recipe for War:Unilateral Withdrawal from West Bank / Khaled Abu Toameh

June 8, 2012
As before, Hamas's chances of taking over the West Bank are high after the failure of Abbas's ruling Fatah faction to implement significant reforms or combat rampant corruption.

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak believes that Israel should consider a unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank if negotiations with the Palestinian Authority fail to bear fruit.

Greatest Church Soon To Be Mega Mosque? RAYMOND IRAHIM

June 8, 2012
Ostensibly dealing with a building, a recent report demonstrates how Turkey's populace—once deemed the most secular and liberal in the Muslim world—is reverting to its Islamic heritage, complete with animosity for the infidel West and dreams of Islam's glory days of jihad and conquest. According to Reuters:

The ABC Radio and UNRWA / Allon Lee

Jun 8 2012
ABC radio's "World Today" reported on the growing recognition that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) may actually be perpetuating the ongoing Palestinian refugee issue (see AIJAC's update from June 6 2012 for more).

Unfortunately, a serious issue suffered from the not-so-subtle insinuation that the enterprise is essentially a right wing plot to deprive aid to Palestinians rather than a question of who should rightfully be deemed a Palestinian refugee and how it might just be hampering solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Ramallah At Crossroads / Pinhas Inbari

11 June 2012
Two dramatic events that took place in the Middle East – the shocking atrocities in Syria and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s political victory over the Ulpana Hill settlement crisis – have influenced the government in Ramallah and may have resulted in serious and far-reaching policy implications.

The Coming of Armagedom / I.Q.Al Rassooli

June 6 2012
Most decent law abiding Western citizens find it almost impossible to accept that a religion called Islam can be Evil or Vile.

If Islam were a Religion, then they would most probably be correct BUT Islam is NOT a Religion. Islam (Muhammadan style) is a CULT belief system, the CULT of Muhammad, which is founded on two pillars: Muhammad’s Quran and Muhammad’s Sunna (together) called Sharia.

Apocalypse, Hamaguedon,Gog Ou Magog, Fin Du Monde / I.Q.Rassooli

juin 10th, 2012
Translated to French by Dominique Kahtan

Chers Lecteurs, comme vous le savez ce site participatif propose du contenu très pragmatique et laissent peu de place aux errances de l’imagination. La situation nous amène à nous poser la question ! Apocalypse ? Armaguédon, Gog ou Magog,, 2012 fin du monde selon le calendrier des Mayas – il semble que ce soit bien plus simple que cela !

Par IQ al Rassooli traduit par Dominique Kahtan pour israel-flash


Variations on the Theme of the Arab War Against Israel / Shoahana Bryen

June 12, 2012
The "Arab Spring" is just another phase of the Arab war against Israel, against which Israel will have to defend itself.

Amid the Arab upheaval of past 18 months, a question has crept among the speeches, demonstrations, riots, elections, battles and massacres – Is Israel better off, or worse off, for the revolution among its neighbors?

Palestinians: Salam Fayyad "The Moderate" / Hisham Jarallah

June 12, 2012
Fayyad often comes across in the international community as a "moderate" man who believes in peace and coexistence with Israel; but his actions reveal that the Palestinian prime minister is anything but liberal or moderate.

The Salam Fayyad government has just punished a school principal for allowing his pupils to dance with Israelis during a trip to the beach in Jaffa.

Because of his "crime," Mohammed Abu Samra, principle of the Al-Slama [peace] Secondary School in the West Bank city of Kalkilya, was reassigned to a remote school.

The Elephant in the Room / Yuval Brandstetter

June 6 2012
June 5 marks, in the Israeli calendar, two major wars, the Six day war of 1967 and the Peace of the Galilee war of 1982. The 6 day war is perceived as a just war of no choice where the righteous won and the wrongful lost. The Peace of Galilee war is perceived in reverse, a wrongful war where a military victory became a political rout. Thirty years later the mid-level military commanders, now elderly vets, meet in climate-controlled studios and air out their experiences and grievances of that war.

Israel, Palestine, Valuing Life, Valuing Death / Ray Cook

06 Jun 2012
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of hearing Rabbi Israel Meir Lau speak at the official opening of the new King David High School in Manchester.

I had heard him on three previous occasions, the first in Birkenau in 1998. You can see a snippet of that speech in the video I posted of the March of the Living here. Rabbi Lau, now Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, mesmerised his audience at King David with a vivid account of his experiences after liberation from Buchenwald concentration camp. He was 8 years old and was at a young persons convalescent camp near Paris.

Personnel is Policy: Amnesty International and Israel / Or Avi Guy

Jun 13 2012
It is no secret that Israel has been receiving "special" attention and treatment from several human rights organisations, which is expressed not only by the disproportional scope of research efforts dedicated to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but also in strong biases and double standards when it comes to evaluating claims about Israel and its policies.

The Secrets of Israeli Happiness and Longevity / Andrea Nadel

Jun 13 2012
Think of Israel, and, for many, the first images that come to mind are of endless conflict, war and the constant struggle to survive against impossible odds. Israel’s external challenges, from constant and sustained attacks on its legitimacy to frequent threats of annihilation from its neighbours certainly contribute to this sense of endless strife.

Syria is the Spanish Civil War of our Time / Prof.B.Rubin

June 8, 2012
Spain 1936. An army revolt against the democratically elected government sets off a civil war. On one side are the Fascists, led by General Francisco Franco. On the other side is a coalition of democrats both social democratic and liberal; communal nationalists; anarchists, Communists, and independent Marxists.

Western Critics of Democracy:"Accomplices to Injustice"/ Prof. Michael Curtis

June 11, 2012
Why would these high-minded progressives and supposed upholders of free speech not protest the decision of the UN Human Rights Council to punish criticism of Islam, or speak out against honor killings or female genital mutilation, or protest the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights Islam, which states that Sharia law is the "only source of reference" for the protection of human rights in Islamic countries -- a statement totally contrary to the UN Declaration of Human Rights?

Europe and USA Expel Illegal Immigrants But Only Israel is Accused of Doing So / DR.Rivka Shpak Lissak

June 13 2012
Israel was established as a Jewish state in order to create an asylum to Jews all over the world, who were and are until today victims of Anti – Semitism.

This is the only reason Israelis wish to keep their State Jewish.

European states are expelling illegal African immigrants and the USA is expelling illegal Mexican immigrants, but when Israel, after being invaded by about 70,000 illegal immigrants, decided to expel them, the world media is criticizing it for racism.

Israeli Minister Calls to Recognize Armenian Genocide / Allyn Fisher - Ilan

Israeli minister calls to recognize Armenian genocide
June 12, 2012
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli cabinet minister said on Tuesday that the Jewish state ought to change its policy and recognize the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as an act of genocide.

Gilad Erdan, a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, answered a motion in parliament by opposition lawmakers marking the massacre's anniversary.

A Humanitarian Solution to Illegal Immigrants: resettlement in their countries by Israeli - Jewish - UN Help / DR.Rivka Shpak Lissak

June 13 2012
Since most Africans who enter Israel are immigrant workers the solution to their problem can be acheived by a resettlement project in their own countries.

If their governments will give land , Israel - American Jews and the UN can raise funds for tents, agricultural equipment,and all other needs.Israel will send its agricutural experts to teach the people how to cultivate the land.Israel is famous for its modern agriculture.

Finland's War on Free Speech / Soeren Kern

June 11, 2012
"Stating of facts cannot and must not be criminal, even if they offend someone." — Jussi Kristian Halla-aho, Finnish blogger convicted of defaming Islam.

Finland's Supreme Court has found a prominent politician guilty of defaming Islam for "Islamophobic" comments he made on his personal blog.

The ruling represents a major setback for free speech in a Europe that is becoming increasingly stifled by politically correct restrictions on free speech, particularly on issues related to Islam and Muslim immigration.

Islamism in the News:5.31.12 - 6.12.12 / Marc J.Fink

Jun 13, 2012
To Destroy Western Society from Within
News Summary
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Mr. Ariekat's Partial Remembrance / David Harris

June 13, 2012
David Harris responded to an op-ed article by the PLO representative in the United States

Mr. Ariekat's Partial Remembrance

To read Maen Rashid Areikat's "The Time for a Palestinian State Is Now" (op-ed, June 8) is to be transported into a world of make-believe. Mr. Areikat notes that "Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip fell under Israel's occupation." That's true, but it's far from the whole truth.