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 Moment for Humility34 comments
category picture11 Jul 2006 @ 20:56
Provided by the inner lid of bottle of Snapple Iced Tea (Ahh, how refreshing):  More >

 Loving Advice To My Arab Relatives by Elan Neev17 comments
picture15 Jun 2006 @ 16:55
[My friend Elan Neev writes the following from Israel-BIK]

Commonsense formula for better life & peace (a message from the heart & mind of a peacemaker & lover of humanity):

I think we need to look at the facts before we blame (advice for my Arab brothers & sisters), and also before we take responsibility & assume guilt (for my own Jewish brothers & sisters infected with the psychosis of self-blame & Jewish guilt). Blood shed is painful & knows no border & no discrimination of nation, race or religion. And the family of fallen soldiers grieve as much as families of civilians.
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 Hurray For Pallywood5 comments
picture12 Jun 2006 @ 17:58
Richard Landes provides analysis of the latest success of the Pallywood propaganda machine.

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 Next Steps in Arab-Israeli Peacemaking by Zalman Shoval13 comments
category picture7 Jun 2006 @ 19:09
Zalman Shoval provides a fact-based reality check to wishful thinking about the Israel's battle of defense against Jihad.

Next Steps in Arab-Israeli Peacemaking
Jerusalem Viewpoints
No. 543 5 Sivan 5766 / 1 June 2006

* The U.S. military victory in Iraq did at first create a more congenial atmosphere among Palestinians for peace with Israel. However, the present situation in Iraq, as well as Iran and Muslim fundamentalism in general, have caused matters to move in the opposite direction. The Palestinians are further away from a spirit of reconciliation and compromise than ever before. Terrorists everywhere are feeling emboldened by what they see, at least for now, as an American failure.  More >

 The Path To Our Destruction14 comments
category picture6 Jun 2006 @ 16:55
war on terror
The path to our destruction
By Caroline B. Glick

Caroline Glick writes about the defiant, irrational and immoral refusal of Western
political, cultural and media elites to acknowledge the threat that
internal and external jihadist forces manifest to the very notion of
human freedom. They thereby make it impossible for their societies to take
measures to protect themselves

The Path To Our Destruction  More >

 What Israel Must Do21 comments
category picture15 May 2006 @ 18:46
Reported by Ezra HaLevi of Israel National News

Former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon has broken his relative silence, decrying the entire notion of a Palestinian state, and urging Israel to be strong rather than appease the global Jihad.  More >

 Israel Independence Day-200632 comments
picture3 May 2006 @ 17:43
A thought from my friends at Mid-East OnTarget:

"The establishment of the State of Israel is more than the beginning of the redemption; it is the rectification of the ancient crime against the Jews, and the beginning of the payment of the great debt which the nations owe to the Jews."
-Rabbi Isaac Halevi Herzog
Late Chief Rabbi of Israel  More >

 "They've Got To Be Carefully Taught"2 comments
category picture2 May 2006 @ 20:04
Read Itamar Marcus's and Barbara Crook's description of the contemporary culture of mainstream Palestinian Arab society which glorifies the hatred and murder of Palestinian Jews.  More >

 The Augean Stables3 comments
picture28 Apr 2006 @ 19:25
If web time is short and I only can look at one thing, I almost invariably choose to read Richard Landes' The Augean Stables

The title refers to one of the labors of Hercules, cleaning out the accumulated pile of dung in the so-named stables that was smelling up the entire kingdom.  More >

 Some Things to Remember on Holocaust Memorial Day44 comments
category picture25 Apr 2006 @ 22:03
"Militant, totalitarian Islam is no less threatening to the Jewish People and the West than the Nazis were seventy years ago."

Middle East On-Target's Yisrael Ne'eman provides this useful summary article on "Deadly Antisemitism."  More >

 Esther Pollard: Bush is Willing to Free Pollard This Week1 comment
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Esther Pollard: Bush is Willing to Free Pollard This Week
A News Item from Israel National News/Arutz Sheva

By Hillel Fendel
Jonathan Pollard's wife Esther said this morning that U.S. President Bush is ready to free the imprisoned Israeli - but that Prime Minister-designate Ehud Olmert has to make the request.
Speaking on Channel Two's Monday morning television talk program, Esther Pollard said, "Someone who is very close to President Bush came to me last night and said that Bush is ready to free Jonathan even in time for the upcoming Passover holiday [which starts Wednesday night] - as long as Olmert makes an official request."  More >

 Pipes Calls War A Success2 comments
category picture2 Apr 2006 @ 19:31
Succinct review of how U.S. is doing so far in World War III (or WW IV, depending on whether you count the "Cold War").- BIK

Pipes calls war a success
by Bill Steigerwald
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 1, 2006
Pipes calls war a success  More >

 Hamas Must Be Stopped4 comments
picture22 Mar 2006 @ 19:11
Binyamin Netanyahu provides a nice summary of the history of Jihad, the present World War and the possible stakes for Israel and Western Civilization if appeasers win in the next Israeli election.

Netanyahu at Jerusalem Conference: Hamas Must be Stopped
By Hillel Fendel - Arutz Sheva-March 21, 2006

PM candidate Binyamin Netanyahu opened Tuesday's session of the Jerusalem Conference with a review of Islam's attempts to conquer the world - which the Hamas takeover of the PA is a main feature.

Netanyahu said that Islam tried, upon its founding, to conquer Christian Europe, but failed and w! as pushed back to Northern Africa. Another attempt hundreds of years later was similarly repelled. "For the last few centuries," Netanyahu continued, "we thought that religious wars were over - but suddenly, now, we see a third attempt by Islam. In 1979, two seminal events occurred, both of which continue to have a strong effect even now. One is the victory by Islamic mujaheedin in Afghanistan over Soviet forces, leading to the formation of Al-Qaeda, and then, shortly afterwards, the formation of the terrorist Islamic Republic of Iran. Some thought then that the Ayatollahs of Iran would become more moderate, but of course this did not happen, and now Iran's nuclear program and missiles threaten the entire world."

"Since then, more recently, two more important events have happened. One is the formation of another fundamentalist Islamic republic, in Afghanistan, with the Taliban, leading to 9/11 - if they had had nuclear weapons, New York and Washington would not be aroun! d any more - and another event that occurred with Israel's help: the formation of a Hamas regime in the Palestinian Authority. The Hamas entity is a daughter state of Iran, with the same policies, and talks openly of its goal of destroying Israel, using its code words of 'Right of Return' and 'continued resistance' - namely, terrorism. Israel is their first stop on the road to world conquest.  More >

 Singing Kumbaya With Jihadists10 comments
picture21 Mar 2006 @ 18:25
Kudos to JoshuaPundit for this analysis of the latest barf-inducing, anti-zionist, antisemitic production of the failed ex-president:

Jimmy Carter Soils Himself In Print  More >

 "On the death of Milosevic"11 comments
category picture15 Mar 2006 @ 19:29
From my friends at the Emperor's Clothes:

On the death of Milosevic
by Jared Israel
[13 March 2006]

In the aftermath of the death of Milosevic, the media is rehashing all the old charges against him - which in effect means, against the Serbian people. Emperor's Clothes has published many articles refuting media misinformation about the Serbs and Yugoslavia. Some of the most important are listed, with [a] link, following these comments.  More >

 Rabbis From Chelm15 comments
picture13 Mar 2006 @ 21:21
387 Rabbis call for aid to Hamas...  More >

 The Boundary Between...2 comments
picture1 Mar 2006 @ 20:44
The boundary between
speech and silence, looking, see  More >

 Max Black and Lobachevsky10 comments
category picture24 Feb 2006 @ 19:13
Idly checking in on the Mathematicians of the Day Website, I discovered that Max Black, who wrote one of the better critiques of Korzybski's work, had his birthday today, Feb. 24 in 1909.

Lobachevsky, one of the inventor/discoverers of non-euclidean geometry, also died on this date in 1856.

I salute them both.  More >

 Nonie Darwish on Arab-Muslim Culture of Hate12 comments
category picture12 Feb 2006 @ 20:41
"Is it any surprise that after decades of indoctrination in a culture of hate, that people actually do hate?"  More >

 How The Cartoon Jihad Started20 comments
category picture10 Feb 2006 @ 20:56
The 'spontaneous' demonstrations were orchestrated. The 'insult' was fueled by deception. See how things got started.  More >

 'Everyone Is Afraid to Criticize Islam'14 comments
category picture10 Feb 2006 @ 02:08
"Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Dutch politician forced to go into hiding after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh, responds to the Danish cartoon scandal, arguing that if Europe doesn't stand up to extremists, a culture of self-censorship of criticism of Islam that pervades in Holland will spread in Europe. Auf Wiedersehen, free speech."  More >

 I Support Danish Freedom of Speech!2 comments
picture5 Feb 2006 @ 05:20
From SupportDenmark.com:

"On the 30th of September 2005 the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. Mohammedans raised a storm of protest and two artists went into hiding after receiving death threats. Islamic organisations demanded an apology from the Danish government and the incident turned into a world-wide diplomatic issue. The OIC (the Organisation of the Islamic Conference), the Council of Europe and the UN all criticised the government of Denmark for not taking measures against the newspaper Jyllands-Posten. The Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen defended the freedom of the press and free speech and stated that any measures, if appropriate, could not be taken by the government but only by a court of law. Meanwhile in Islamic countries Danish flags are burned and Danish products are taken off the shelves. Several countries have withdrawn their ambassadors from Denmark and armed men attacked the office of the EU in the Gaza strip."

[Latest News: Syrian Rioters have torched the Danish Embassy in Damascus]

Denmark needs our support. Go to Support Denmark

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 The Dynamics of Insult10 comments
picture4 Feb 2006 @ 05:33
[This section from my book, Dare to Inquire, seems relevant to the Danish Mohammed Cartoon controversy. By the way, Muslims ought to be free to express their opinion of disdain if they feel insulted. Or to not buy Danish cheese, etc. When they begin to threaten other people's property and lives then they ought to know that civilized people will oppose them. ]

The Dynamics of Insult

Richard Bandler and John Grinder, the originators of “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” (which they derived, in part, from their study of General Semantics) wrote: “The meaning of your communication is the response that you get. If you can notice that you are not getting what you want, change what you’re doing.”

This way of stating a potentially useful point leads to some problems relevant to issues of extensional (factually-oriented) communicating and responsibility. If people feel insulted by what I say they can claim, according to the statement above, that their feeling of insult ‘is’ the ‘meaning’ of my communication, for
which I––the speaker––am totally responsible.

This is indeed what fundamentalist Muslims (unfortunately not just a vocal minority in the Muslim world) claimed about novelist Salman Rushdie and his book, The Satanic Verses (and now, in Feb. 2006, claim about the Danish "Mohammed Cartoons").  More >

 Humanizing Jew-Killers7 comments
category picture3 Feb 2006 @ 19:23
Why does Hamas waste money on a propaganda machine...  More >

 Me, Wind-Like At This Date? HMMM?6 comments
category picture3 Feb 2006 @ 04:24

You Are Wind

Strong and overpowering

A force to be reckoned with, no one dares cross you

You have the power to change everything around you

You are best known for: your wrath

Your dominant state: commanding

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 Hamas13 comments
category picture30 Jan 2006 @ 00:15
A violent, totalitarian jihad group comes to power in the Palestinian
parliament.  More >

 Ariel Sharon's Last Interview Before Stroke22 comments
category picture8 Jan 2006 @ 23:39
Sharon's Last Interview Before Stroke  More >

 Disengagement Was A Disaster32 comments
category picture21 Dec 2005 @ 23:34
"Prof. Aumann to Knesset C'tee: Disengagement Was a Disaster"
Report from IsraelNationalNews.com - December 21, 2005 / 20 Kislev 5766

"Nobel Laureate Prof. Yisrael Aumann addressed the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Wednesday, calling the Disengagement a “disaster” and pleading for patience on the part of the state."
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 Rotten Inside12 comments
category picture23 Nov 2005 @ 22:18
"...now [Kurt Vonnegut's] old and he doesn't want to live any more. You only have to read his book to understand that. And because he can't find anything worthwhile to keep him alive, he finds defending terrorists somehow amusing."

Vonnegut's nihilism in this interview reflects an internal rot that has been bubbling for a very long time. Sad, sad to read. Darkness Visible  More >

 Secrets of Terror3 comments
category picture20 Oct 2005 @ 20:53
Ryan Mauro, the youngest hired geopolitical analyst in America discusses the foreign support for the "Iraqi insurgency," where Saddam`s WMDs really went, and Russia`s "hidden hand" in the conflict.

To read more visit Secrets of Terror  More >

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