After I brought up the issue of systematic persecution of Palestinian Arabs by both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, the responses of debaters Kristian D. Bailey and Dr. Carson were respectively, “I am not here to defend Hamas” and “That’s up for them to decide.” To be fair to Kristian, his answer was at least intellectually consistent. Making an effort to transition from “I don’t defend Hamas” to “I condemn Hamas” would be too much to ask a member of Students for Justice in Palestine who retweets statements from known Jew haters like Muhammed Desai.
But Dr. Carson’s position was, in contrast, inexplicable. He began his statement earlier in the debate by saying that Dr. King said we should stand for “the oppression of all peoples.” Which is weird since Dr. Carson didn’t seem to be so keen to stand against the oppression of Palestinians by the regimes ruling over them. Instead, according to them, that was up for “them to decide.”
A three-month-old girl, identified by her grandfather as Chaya Zissel, was killed and several US citizens and Israelis were wounded Wednesday evening when a convicted Palestinian terrorist from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan rammed his vehicle into a crowd of people in the capital.
Terrorist kills infant, wounds several, after ramming car into crowd in Jerusalem – 22 October 2014
8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day
The popular story was shared widely and many commenters asked for references for further reading.
Not wanting to disappoint, ICTMN compiled a list of sources online and in book form that supports the history of Christopher Columbus and his crew.
Here’s a bit of history that you probably never learned in school.
REBLOG if you haven’t heard about the Ludlow Massacre during your history class at school… Let’s fix that omission.
Have You Ever Heard Of The Ludlow Massacre? You Might Be Shocked When You See What Happened.
The British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has apologized on its website for removing Kosher food from the shelves of its Holborn branch in central London. This is from the first link.
“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience or offence caused,” the company said on its website. “The decision was taken in one store only to move these chilled products to cold storage elsewhere in that store for a short period on Saturday as a precautionary measure during a demonstration close by.” The company added that “as a non-political organisation, Sainsbury’s would never take such a decision on grounds other than ensuring the quality or safety of our products.”
Some witnesses, however, said that the food was removed not as a precaution but in support of the protesters, with one Sainsbury’s staff member reportedly saying “We support Gaza.”
On social media, the supermarket chain was accused of racism and anti-Semitism. Former Tory MP Louise Mench tweeted: “Dear @Sainsburys kosher is JEWISH food. Israel is a COUNTRY. How DARE YOU equate Jews’ food to ISRAEL, how dare you #EverydayAntisemitism.”
Colin Appleby, the witness who heard the Gaza comment, also posted a picture of the empty kosher section, adding: “I didn’t try to point out that kosher goods were not Israeli goods but they walked away.”
Another customer, Gavin Platman, complained on Facebook that the supermarket was “not making a political statement against Israel but instead are targeting a group based on race – i.e. Jews.”
On Saturday, demonstrators in Birmingham attacked police and threw food products on the floor while calling on a local supermarket to stop selling Israeli goods.
About 100 demonstrators had gathered for a protest of Israeli food products outside the Tesco supermarket in Hodge Hill. A smaller group of protesters, holding Palestinian flags, then entered the store and started pushing over piles of food products.
When we stand up to the BDS’ers, we win. When we don’t, they win. It’s that simple.
One image is worth 1000 words. Help spread the truth about Israel.For over 10 years, since the uprising of the second Intifada, Pierre Rehov has set out to debunk most of the mythologies which poison the political situation of the Middle East. While a large majority of international media correspondents are in a situation which does not allow them to tell the truth about the Israeli-Arab conflict, due to threats and pressures, Pierre Rehov has been working as an independent producer and director, and took many risks to expose the propaganda machine behind the fake news that you see every day on your television, in magazines or newspapers. The result? Eight exceptional documentaries, made of original footage, which will give you a final, but so different slant on the Middle East Conflict. You can now download them, own the DVDs, and you are welcome to use them as powerful weapons against disinformation.We need to advertise those films, through major networks. Our goal is to buy add campaigns, depending on available funds. It could be google clicks, Jerusalem Post campaigns, and up to The New York Times
Each one of our films addresses a different myth, built by oil financed propaganda, to delegitimatize the very existence of Israel.
THE PATH TO DARKNESS
Billions have been invested by Saudi Arabia in U.S. universities in the last years. At the same time, our western values have been eroded by moral relativism. This leads an entire generation to believe in new mythologies such as: a genocide is perpetrated against Palestinians; Suicide Killers are kamikazes, or freedom fighters,;Cho, Eric and Dylan, the murderers of Virginia Tech and Columbine are a typical product of our repressive society; the U.S. army is an occupation force in Iraq, and many other relativist revisions of history, leading to the path to darkness.
Pierre Rehov’s latest film “The Path To Darkness” has led him to investigate those mythologies, and takes us to Japan, to meet with WW2 former kamikazes, to Iraq, where he was embedded in the U.S. Army’s 4th Cavalry, into Gaza and the West Bank. And for the first time, he documents the step by step religious brainwashing of a candidate to suicide-terrorism, including the rituals preceding his criminal act and much more. Rehov also has close encounters with families of suicide killers, and local Imams. Following the acclaimed “Suicide Killers”, “The Path to Darkness” will take you on a journey deeper into the mind of terrorists, while debunking the dangerous mythologies propagated among our new generations.
This feature documentary takes the audience on a disturbing journey deep into a culture that few can comprehend – that of suicide bombers. Filmmaker Pierre Rehov examines the phenomenon of suicide bombers through rare and never-before-seen interviews with actual family members of terrorists the prisoners whose bombing attempts have been thwarted and exclusive footage of a terror bomber as he prepares for mission! This film provides a message of urgency for increasing our understanding of the psychopathological dynamics of these terrorist bombers. We finally gain insight to how these human bombs “tick”.
FIRST COMES SATURDAY
THEN COMES SUNDAY
Why has there been a great-and little reported-Christian exodus from the Middle East, with some two million fleeing in the past 20 years alone?
This Christian exodus is a result of many factors, including the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians, the related decline of the economy, but perhaps most significantly, the religious persecution these Christians encounter from their Muslim neighbors.
“First comes saturday, then comes sunday” is a well known sentence in the Middle East meaning: “First we take care of the Jews (who pray on saturday) then we will take care of Christians, the “sunday people”
Pierre Rehov addresses again this alarming trend in his new film, a sequence of “Holy Land: Christians in Peril. The film is a documentary containing interviews with Christians as well as exclusive footage showing how dangerous their Situation is under Islamic rule.
FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA
Best (short) film, LIBERTY FILM FESTIVAL
According to most Palestinians, “Israeli Occupation” means Tel Aviv, Ber Sheva and Haifa, and for their leaders, Palestine should be built “From the River to the Sea”. Meaning, should replace Israel, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.
In this disturbing film, “From the River to the Sea”, a revised version of “Hostages of Hatred” acclaimed director Pierre Rehov sets out to tell us the real story of those men, women and children, who have been shamefully used as mere pawns for over 50 years, by Arab leaders at first, by Palestinian leaders later on and until this very day but also by the United Nations’ body that was specially created to supposedly take care of them: the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNWRA.
THE ROAD TO JENIN
This film starts with difficult images of the Netanya bombing on Passover evening and with an account by a victim who lost her husband. Operation Defensive Shield, launched by Israel, is the direct consequence of this terrorist act.
Active images follow: Tsahal tanks go into the camp, dynamiting terrorist suspect houses, fighting in the streets. The fighting was particularly violent in Jenin. Aircraft and helicopters could have bombed the camp, but the army did not do so in order to avoid harming civilians – a reservists explains. Narrow streets meant the tanks could not enter the camp and twenty three Israeli soldiers were killed.
The third part of the film is, without doubt, the most captivating: Rehov went to Jenin with a Palestinian team and managed to reveal the “lies” of many of the “witnesses to the massacre” he interviewed. A shocking document!!
THE SILENT EXODUS
They were more than a million Jews. Between 1946 and 1974, this million is the number of forgotten fugitives, expelled from the Arab world, and whom history would like to forget, while the victims themselves have hidden their fate under a veil of modesty. The Jews have been living in Arabic lands for thousands of years and seemed to accept their fate forever, some even considering their survival as a miracle.
But 1948, the beginning of their exodus, was also the birth of the State of Israel.
And, while the Arab armies were preparing to invade the young refugee-country, while the survivors of the Shoah were piling up in dangerous boats to fulfill at last the return to the land of their dreams and their prayers, a few hundred thousand Arabs from Palestine were getting ready to flee their home, convinced that they would return as winners and conquerors.
They were soon going to fill up the refugee camps built on their brothers’ land, and – because of their refusal to integrate – pass on their refugee status to the next generations.
Eloheinu v’Elohei avoteinu v’imoteinu – Our God and God of our ancestors,
Watch over those who defend our nation.
Shield them from harm and guide them in all their pursuits.
Grant their commanders wisdom and discernment
in their time of preparation and on the battlefield.
Should battle erupt…
So to those condemning Israel: Are you pro-Palestinian, or are you really just anti-Israel? Many of you purportedly care so much when you really care so little. As Leon Wieseltier of the New Republic once wrote: It is easier “not to dive deep into the substance of anything. It is less immediately satisfying than cursing and linking.”
My Twitter and Facebook feeds would have me believe that the only noteworthy military conflict in the world today is that between Israel and Hamas. Either many of you care about war only when it involves a Jew holding a gun, or you are woefully unaware of what else is going on in the world. In case it is the latter, and I sincerely hope it is, here is a (very) partial list of the death tolls from other ongoing conflicts. In no particular order:
Syria: 170,000 (~700 this past weekend alone!)
South Sudan: ~10,000.
Modern Hebrew is a rich language with many of its words deeply rooted in Jewish life and concept. In many ways, Hebrew becomes easy to teach because, unlike English, most of its words are connected by a common root. For example, the words “letter” and “write” have no base connection in English. However, in Hebrew “letter” = “מִכְתָב (mikhtav)” and “write” = “כּוֹתֵב (kotev)” derive from the same Biblical root “כ-ת-ב (k-t-v)”.