- Nice fences do not stop missiles, rockets, and mortars.
- Unless the Israeli military controls the ground on the other side of fences, those fences achieve nothing.
- Complete removal of Israeli forces and Jewish settlers from an area merely signals Israeli weakness and invites escalated Arab terror and aggression.
- Hamas (and Hizbullah and ISIS) cannot be defeated with air strikes. There is no effective alternative to ground invasion and ongoing military control of the ground retaken.
- Goodwill gestures by Israel increase terror. They do not win Israel friends in the West but rather encourage outbursts of anti-Semitism.
- Terror is caused not by Israeli settlements but by the removal of Israeli settlements.
- Terror is caused not by Israeli military occupation but by the removal of Israeli military occupation.
- The Likud is too cowardly to defeat Hamas.
- The Israeli Left will oppose every conceivable act of Israeli self-defense.
- Arab terrorists do not morph into statesmen.
- It is impossible for two sovereign entities to exist between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
- No matter how many concessions Israel makes, the world will always justify Arab terrorism because there will always be still one more capitulation Israel failed to make.
- No matter how nice Israel is to its Arab citizens and no matter how many affirmative action programs it implements, Israel will always be accused of being an “apartheid regime.”
- Israel is the only country in the Middle East that is not an apartheid regime.
- The real enemy of Israel is not Arab fascism but Jewish leftism.
- Israeli niceness and flexibility fan anti-Semitism.
- Much of the world has no qualms about seeing Jewish civilians murdered by terrorists.
- Many people around the world would not raise an eyebrow if Israeli Jews were shipped off to concentration camps in cattle cars – except perhaps to demand improved rail service.
- Israel bashers do not care about dead Arab civilians, other than as a useful tool with which to bludgeon Israel.
- Most Arabs will never accept an independent Israel within any set of borders, no matter how small. Hence reducing Israel’s territory does nothing but signal weakness and destructibility.
- The vast majority of Israeli Arabs and nearly all Israeli Arab politicians support terrorism and wish to see Israel destroyed.
- The only country on earth expected to respond to the murder of its civilians by turning the other cheek is Israel.
- The only country on earth that has spent years trying to defeat aggression and terrorism by turning the other cheek is Israel. It failed.
- Israeli leftists, rather than learn from the failures of their policies and “ideas,” will always complain that their policies have not been applied thoroughly enough.
- No matter how Israel responds to aggression and terrorism, it will always be denounced as a “disproportionate” response. The only “proportionate” response is complete capitulation by Israel.
- If an Israeli coughs in the general direction of Gaza, it’s considered a disproportionate war crime and an act of genocide.
- Those who claim anti-Zionism is different and distinct from anti-Semitism tend, on close inspection, to be anti-Semites themselves.
- The only people on earth whom the Left believes should be denied the right to self-determination and self-defense are the Jews.
- The moral and legal responsibility for every Arab civilian killed or injured in Gaza rests squarely on the shoulders of the Arab terrorists and their Western amen choruses.
- There is no moral or legal reason for Israel to refrain from attacking terrorists and murderers when they hide among civilians.
- There are no non-military solutions to the problem of terrorism.
- There are no significant differences between the anti-Israel agenda of the Palestinian Authority and the anti-Israel agenda of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood, and ISIS.
- One cannot buy off anti-Semites and Islamofascists with trade concessions and subsidies.
- One cannot make peace by pretending that war does not exist.
- The only way to stop terrorism is to kill terrorists.
- No terrorist has ever murdered anyone after he was executed.
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A caretaker who says he is Jewish and was charged with pushing anti-Semitic British Member of Parliament George Galloway in the face last Friday has been remanded to prison, without bail, after pleading not guilty .
Neil Masterson, a former manager for the BBC, allegedly assaulted Galloway when the MP was posing for pictures. Galloway was hospitalized for broken ribs and bruises, including a lump on his head, before being released the following day.
The prosecutor in the case told the court that the Jewish suspect told police, “I didn’t want him to think I’m scared, Galloway is anti-Semitic, and I am Jewish.” However, a post on his Facebook page states he is Catholic.
He is a caregiver for a middle-aged woman, and his defense lawyer told the court that she “would be lost without him.”
One tweet called him a “Zionist terrorist.”
Masterson pleaded not guilty to the charge of an assault that was “religiously aggravated” on Galloway, who recently declared that the city of Bradford that he presents will be an “Israel-free zone.” Police have investigated Galloway for the remarks.
The court denied Masterson bail, and his trial is scheduled for later this month.
Galloway is far from the most popular politician in Britain and is such an embarrassment to the government that the assault was ignored by politicians.
The silence led a London Telegraph columnist to complain, “Galloway has received no public message of sympathy from a single MP from any party – nothing from Speaker Bercow, from the Prime Minister, or from any of the other elected political leader.“
The writer called the assault an ”attack on democracy,” but public figures apparently figure Britain was better off with Galloway out of action, even if for only a day.
Incitement and anti-Semitic hate have reached new depths in South Africa, where a union leader wrote a Facebook post calling for “eye for an eye” attacks on Jewish communal officials in retribution for civilian deaths in Gaza.
Tony Ehrenreich, a trade union official and the 2011 Cape Town mayoral candidate for the African National Congress party, condemned the “killings and maimings that have been taking place in Gaza.”
He accused the Israel Defense Forces of “attempts to steal the Palestinian lands.”
Ehrenreich wrote that South Africa’s Jewish Board of Deputies, the national Jewish communal organization, should suffer for its support of Israel.
“This makes the Jewish Board of Deputies complicit in the murder of the people in Gaza,” Ehrenreich wrote. “The time has come to say very clearly that if a woman or child is killed in Gaza, then the Jewish board of deputies, who are complicit, will feel the wrath of the People of SA with the age old biblical teaching of an eye for an eye.”
If you support Israel you are an accomplice to what Ehrenreich considers a crime and better run for your life.
That’s called liberalism.
The JTA contributed to this report.
America’s younger generation that was born long after the pro-Israel enthusiasm fallout from the Six-Day War is far less enthusiastic about Israel than the older “baby boomers” and even thinks that Israel’s war against terror in Gaza was unjustified.
Media have reported that a Gallup Poll last month showed support for Israel, but a breakdown of the survey reveals that those between ages 18 and 29 criticized Israel by a 2-1 margin, The Hill reported.
Alec Tyson, a senior researcher with Pew, told The Hill that while the findings were “significant,” it was also important not to draw too sweeping a generalization from them. “He noted that when Americans were asked whether they had more overall sympathy for Israel or the Palestinians, Israel consistently comes out on top,” The Hill wrote..
But there is a drastic change in the numbers.
Tyson explained, “Young people are more sympathetic to Israel than the Palestinians by about two-to-one, rather than by about six-to-one among the oldest Americans.”
As recently as 2006, during the Second Lebanese War against Hezbollah, Americans in 18-29 bracket blamed Hezbollah more than Israel by a lopsided 3-1 margin, according to Pew poll cited by The Washington Post.
A Pew survey last month revealed that while Americans blamed Hamas for the violence in the war by a 40-19 percent margin, a plurality of those aged 18-29 blamed Israel.
“Israel has taken a PR battering in the current war,” Tevi Troy, who served as a liaison to the Jewish community for the administration of President George W. Bush, told The Hill. “There is a lot of anti-Israel propaganda.”
The report suggested that part of the change in opinion might be related to the phenomena of social media that has made information more immediate but also more opinionated, on all parts of the political spectrum.
Gory pictures of dead Arabs plastered all over the web during the war, even if some of the bodies were “borrowed” from Syria, Iran and previous wars against Israel, have had a far more powerful impact that photos of roofs of homes in Sderot damaged by rockets or even children taking cover from an incoming missile attack.
The Hill also noted that older American remember the Yom Kippur and Six-Day wars, in which Israel was not branded as evil by the media outside of the Arab world.
The younger generation only knows Israel as a super-power and is easily pulled into the bleeding heart camp for Arabs who are promoted by UNRWA as “refugees” even though their permanent homeless status is a result of the United Nations’ singling them out as fourth and fifth-generation Arabs as refugees, a classification that is not made for anyone else in the world.
“Still, pro-Israel figures insisted that the shift among the young was nothing to panic about — yet,” The Hill concluded, along with the assumption – and it is just an assumption – by Troy that “over the long run, America’s interests and Israel’s interests are aligned.”
President Raphael Correa of Ecuador canceled a planned visit to Israel later this because of the conflict in Gaza.
“Obviously, after these events, we have canceled the visit,” Correa said , referring to Israel’s operation in Gaza.
The cancellation came two days after Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced that Ecuador would open an embassy in the Palestinian Authority. Ecuador already has a diplomatic delegation in Ramallah according to the Prensa Latina newspaper.
Hamas enthusiast and British Member of Parliament George Galloway has unilaterally declared the city of Bradford an “Israel-free zone” that rejects all Israeli goods, services, academics and tourists.
He made the declaration ay a meeting of his Respect Party in Leeds, where en encouraged the city also to rid itself of Israelis.
In his speech, seen in the video below, Galloway stated, “We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel. And you have to do the same.
The Jewish Museum in Brussels is set to open in less than two weeks, but Belgium’s commitment to securing the facility is not clear — despite a pledge by Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo to strengthen Jewish communal security. Di Rupo made the statement following a meeting earlier this month in Brussels with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and local Jews.
Security at the Jewish Museum of Brussels has always been “very light,” according to museum president Philippe Blondin, who met with Israeli journalists on Tuesday. Due to the museum’s limited funding, Blondin had asked Belgian authorities directly for upgraded security, but was turned down, he said.
That is a now an even bigger problem than it was a month ago, given the events of May 24, when a terrorist calmly walked into the building, opened his bag and removed a Kalashnikov assault rifle. It took him five seconds to fire the weapon from the doorway to the museum and bloody the floor and walls of the exhibit. By the time he left, three people were dead and a fourth was mortally wounded.
Terror suspect Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, is still being held in Marseille by French police, who immediately nabbed the accused gunman as he crossed the border.
“For a Jewish museum it was, in a way, way too light,” Blondin said of the security apparatus in place at the time of the attack.
There were no security guards at the door. There were none at the entrance to the building.
But the choice had been to close the museum or to take a risk, he said. “My choice and the choice of the people before me was education, education, education.”
Blondin said police would return the keys to the front entrance today (Wednesday) but that he would like to give his traumatized staff at least one more week to meet with psychologists over the horrific attack. And of course, they still had to clean the place up, and create a memorial for the victims.
He added that he is also still hoping for some increased police protection or security assistance from the Belgian authorities — who so far have promised nothing.
Blondin noted — as has every other Jewish leader over the past year — that there has been an uptick in anti-Semitism in Europe. He added that there has been a change in attitude towards the Jews in Belgium as well. “We’ve got Judeophobia and anti-Zionism, two different things working together,” he said.
When asked by The Jewish Press, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev deferred comment on whether the Jewish State would consider assisting Belgium or the museum with additional security.