When the IDF enforced the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Hamas-run Gaza, Norway was up in arms. There were demonstrations and protests and the Palestinakomite reported a massive increase of members. When Israelis are killed on the West Bank however, Norway hardly stirs.If we compare the two situations we see the following event and reaction.
Event 1: The boarding of the blockade-bustersMay 31st: a flotilla of six ships attempted to break the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, which has democratically elected an openly genocidal Hamas government which in its charter refers to the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”. When the ships refused to be inspected they were boarded. On one of the ships, the Mavi Marmara, the crew attacked the IDF soldiers and in the resulting battle, nine of the crew were killed.
Norwegian reaction: Throngs of demonstrators moving on the Israeli embassy, loud protests by prominent Norwegians, renewed calls for boycott and sanction. Palestinakomiteen reports hundreds of new members.
Event 2: The killing of four civilians sitting in a carAugust 30th: Four Israeli civilians are killed outside of Hebron on the West Bank. To of the civilians are women. One of them is pregnant. None of the four were engaged in any offensive act of any kind, nor were they violating any law.
Norwegian reaction: A few articles in the newspapers. An official condemnation. Then nothing.
We Norwegians like to think that we are promoting peace in the Middle East, but sadly we are doing the opposite. Again and again we see the same pattern: Norway takes the sides of Israel’s enemies, while ignoring Israel’s legitimate right to secure its population from harm.
Manhattan, NY - A nearly 10-mile-long ribbon of red tide was spotted Monday in New York Harbor, Coast Guard officials said, warning swimmers and boaters to avoid contact with the potentially harmful algae.
The outbreak — which shows up as a reddish-brown sheen — was reported around 7 a.m. and confirmed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Conservation, the Coast Guard said in a release. DEC representatives didn’t immediately respond to telephone and e-mail messages on the Labor Day holiday.
The swath of red tide stretches from about the site of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum off Manhattan to Hoffman Island, off Staten Island. Another patch of reddish sheen was reported in Long Island Sound, about three miles south of Jones Beach Inlet, the Coast Guard said.
The algae should drift out to sea and disperse, according to the Coast Guard. Until then, “stay away from it and anything in it,” spokesman Charles W. Rowe said. Authorities recommend thoroughly washing anything that comes into contact with it.
Red tide is caused by naturally occurring microorganisms that produce a toxin. It can make shellfish unsafe to eat and cause temporary breathing trouble, burning eyes and skin irritation in people. Sometimes, it also ends up killing fish by depleting oxygen in the water.
The phenomenon occurs at times in many coastal waters, especially when seas are warm.
In 2005 and 2008, hundreds of miles of clam flats were closed for weeks in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in losses. Last year, officials at one point shut down nearly the entire Maine coast to clam and mussel harvesting.
Authorities in New England had braced for widespread red tide outbreaks and potential shellfishing shutdowns there this summer. But there were only a few scattered, short-lived closures of clam flats this season in Maine, and none in New Hampshire or Massachusetts, officials said.
not a good week to stop being kosher. stay away from shellfish
I have not yet met a single journalist or press
photographer or film crew or stringer or editor who admits to
knowing about Hussein’s partly-constructed palace or what it means.
The modern Kingdom of Jordan, formerly known as Transjordan, represents approximately 78 percent of the original Palestine Mandate and was founded in 1949 following the War of Independence between Israel and the surrounding Arab states. There is no difference, ethnically-speaking, between Arabs who lived east of the Jordan river in that portion of the Palestine Mandate which eventually became Jordan and those Arabs who originally lived west of the of the Jordan river in the area commonly known today as the "West Bank". Even demographers do not distinguish between them.
But professional propagandists who wish to draw an artificial distinction between these groups of Arabs for the sake of political expediency or to push a particular agenda, do attempt to bifurcate them:
revoked the citizenship of thousands of subjects who originally came to Jordan from the West Bank. Reuters doesn't mention this and suggests, misleadingly, that such deprivations are only now being considered:But Jordan's leading news website www.Ammonnews.net doesn't shy away from hectoring the government over misappropriation of funds by senior officials or highlighting fault lines between the country's Palestinian population and indigenous Jordanians.
Would Reuters be as taciturn if the Israeli government had stripped its Arab population of citizenship? Rhetorical question.Hattar's 'Allofjordan' was one of the few outlets, along with 'Ammonnews', to publish statements of normally apolitical ex-army officers asking King Abdullah to revoke citizenship of thousands of Jordanians of Palestinian origin, echoing the same fears the kingdom could turn into a Palestinian state.
The damage caused to us Israelis by the shallow and
cowardly practice of journalism of this sort came home to me quite
sharply in an encounter of which I was part in Europe. In February
2004, I was invited to join a small delegation of Israelis, all of
us victims of terror because of things done to us or our loved ones
by terrorists. The purpose of the delegation was to go to a
first-of-its-kind event – an international congress of victims of
terror from many countries, organized in a major European capital
and intended to provided a voice for the victims – a voice, as all
of us know, that is rarely heard. And in particular to let the
voices of Israel’s victims be heard.In the week before our departure from Israel, word
came back from the organizers of the conference, hearing that we
were about to arrive. They said: If you plan to come as a delegation
representing Israel, it would be better not to come. If you insist,
then you will be invited to pay at the door and to take a seat in
the audience, but we have no desire for you to speak or to be
official recognized. It would be better for everyone if you stayed
Eleven innocents died that day. ...and today the United State forces Israel to shake hands with the man who did this. No wonder Hillary was laughing it up with Abu Mazen at the so called Piece Conference. Muslims are religiously inclined to kill Jews. It is the words of Mohammad. We remember the picture of the Ski-masked terrorist on the balcony. The terrorist's WON. Sure Golda Meir sent out a hit squad and killed most of the Murderers behind the attack. But it was followed up by a world-wide effort to legitimize the Terrorist Arafat which directly lead to the Oslo Accords and the second intifada.
And here's an interview from September 5, 1972 with Tuvia Sokolsky, the Israeli weight lifting coach, who escaped that day.
Let's go to the videotape.
And here's a longer interview with Sokolsky in Hebrew - there are English subtitles, but they are difficult to see. The interview is from Israeli television.
Let's go to the videotape.
Blair: 'this is actually more like the phenomenon of revolutionary communism'
The news headlines say that Blair spoke about 'Radical Islam', but he doesn't actually name the phenomenon he's discussing.
Via ABC's 'This Week':
AMANPOUR: I guess no surprises. There's zero apologizing for what happened in Iraq. You stick to your contention about the weapons of mass destruction, and if it wasn't weapons of mass destruction, then you say at least the byproduct would be getting rid of Saddam Hussein, and wouldn't the world be a better place without him? But you also talk about not comprehending the complexities that were going to be unleashed in Iraq. What precisely?(more)
BLAIR: What I think we understand more clearly now is -- and this is something I didn't understand fully at the time of 9/11 -- in a sense, at that point you think there were 3,000 people killed in the streets of New York in a single day. And I still think it's important just to hold that thought in our mind, because I always say about this, the important thing is, if these people could have killed 30,000 or 300,000, they would have.
And that really changed the calculus of risk all together. But what I understand less clearly at that time was how deep this ideological movement is. -- this is actually more like the phenomenon of revolutionary communism. It's the religious or cultural equivalent of it, and its roots are deep, its tentacles are long, and its narrative about Islam stretches far further than we think into even parts of mainstream opinion who abhor the extremism, but sort of buy some of the rhetoric that goes with it.
AMANPOUR: In your book your wrote that this is not something to be combated on an electoral cycle, this will take a generation.
Do you think everybody gets it? I mean, you see President Obama now faced with drawing down in Iraq, faced with ramping up in Afghanistan, but still putting a deadline on. What sort of message does that send as to the commitment to fight this?
BLAIR: I think it's perfectly sensible to set the deadline, provided it's clear that, as it were, that is to get everyone focused on getting the job done.
But in general terms, I think the answer to your question is no, I think a lot of people don't understand that this is a generational-long struggle. and I think one of the things we've got to have and one of the debates we've got to have in the west is you know are we prepared for that, and are we prepared for the consequences of it?
The protest against the Red Cross is being organized by David Ish Shalom, a former leftwing protest leader who switched sides following the Oslo terror wave.
Three wanted Hamas leaders have taken refuge in Red Cross offices in Jerusalem – while Hamas prevents RC from visiting Gilad Shalit in Gaza. A rally demanding Israeli action and protesting the Red Cross will be held at Red Cross offices tonight.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has given “asylum” to three Hamas leaders who fear that the Israeli police might arrest and/or deport them. The three have been there for 40 days. Israel is clearly hesitant to arrest them on Red Cross premises, for fear of “how it will look” – and the standoff continues. Meanwhile, the three have opened a type of headquarters at the Red Cross, with visitors and journalists constantly coming and going. Hamas took responsibility for last week’s terrorist murders of four Jews near Hevron and for an attempt to kill two more the next night. Israel National News (INN) spoke to stand-in ICRC spokesperson Cecilia Goin, who explained, “We have made it clear that if the police come to arrest them, we do not have extra-territorial status and we will do nothing to stop the police.” Asked, “Why, then, are you letting them live on your premises?” Goin explained that the ICRC considers eastern Jerusalem “occupied territory” and that the three Hamas men "are considered protected persons under international humanitarian law, as stated in Article 4 of the Fourth Geneva Convention." “Interpretation of that article is a matter of dispute," INN noted, “but why is the ICRC not consistent with its interpretation and protecting the Hamas men from what it feels would be an illegal arrest by Israel?” Goin reiterated that the ICRC could not/would not prevent the Israeli police from arresting them. What About Gilad Shalit? Another question hovering in the air was the question of Gilad Shalit. Goin explained that the ICRC has met several times with Hamas regarding Shalit, “and each time we demanded that we be allowed to visit with Gilad Shalit, or at least to pass him the thousands of letters, cards and messages that are stored in our Gaza office for him. But each time, Hamas has refused.” “On the one hand,” INN asked, “Hamas is not letting you visit Shalit, while on the other hand, you host Hamas leaders – not in order to protect them, because you say you will not block their arrest, but giving them a platform for the media, etc. – who are representatives of the very organization holding Shalit and not allowing you to visit him. Is this a case of one ICRC arm not being aware of what the other is doing, or simply a double standard at Israel’s expense?” The spokesperson repeated that Hamas is not allowing ICRC to visit Shalit, despite its attempts, and that the Hamas leaders are receiving humanitarian protection. A protest will be held outside the Jerusalem Red Cross offices at 6 PM this evening (Monday) demanding that both Israel and the ICRC put an end to the situation. David Ish-Shalom, organizer of the protest, says, “Just last week, Hamas took ‘credit’ for murdering four Jews near Hevron – and now, its leaders are guests of the Red Cross, right in the heart of Jerusalem [the Shimon HaTzaddik/Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood]. The Israeli security forces deserve great credit for pursuing terrorists, but isn’t it about time that Hamas leaders – who in this case happen to be only 100 meters from the city’s police headquarters – should be caught as well?” “While Gilad Shalit does not receive any visits from the ICRC or anyone,” Ish-Shalom continues, “the ICRC itself hosts Hamas on its premises. We will protest outside the ICRC for as long as this dangerous, absurd and sick situation continues.” ICRC Doesn't See Hamas as a Terror Org Sam Sokol of the Five Towns Jewish Times originally reported six weeks ago that the ICRC does not categorize Hamas as a terrorist organization. “It is not up to the ICRC… to confer a particular status on people or organizations or to recognize their legitimacy,” a spokesperson said, adding that the Red Cross differentiates between the "militant" and "political" wings of terrorist organizations. Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said that Israel does not accept this distinction, Sokol reported: “Distinguishing between a military branch and a ‘political’ or ‘charitable’ branch of a terror group is like distinguishing between the two hands of a convicted murderer,” Palmor said. (IsraelNationalNews.com)
Israeli police won't arrest the terrorists for fear of 'how it might look' says this report. For the 5 slain victims recently, for all the terror victims, for the Red Cross allowing armed terrorists to use their ambulances for transportation during conflicts with Israel, we must make sure our government hears the will of its people!
pathetic. don't ever give your money to this organization. save your blood for someone else.
Media reports say the Red Cross is providing sanctuary to three leading Hamas terrorists in East Jerusalem. A group of concerned Israelis are planning to protest the affair Monday evening. They say the government is turning a blind eye to terrorists located only 100 meters away from National Police headquarters.A later report indicates that the Red Cross is justifying its actions.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has given “asylum” to three Hamas leaders who fear that the Israeli police might arrest and/or deport them. The three have been there for 40 days. Israel is clearly hesitant to arrest them on Red Cross premises, for fear of “how it will look” – and the standoff continues.Those of you who are long-time readers may recall that this is not the first time that the Red Cross has shielded terrorists in our region.
Meanwhile, the three have opened a type of headquarters at the Red Cross, with visitors and journalists constantly coming and going. Hamas took responsibility for last week’s terrorist murders of four Jews near Hevron and for an attempt to kill two more the next night.
Israel National News (INN) spoke to stand-in ICRC spokesperson Cecilia Goin, who explained, “We have made it clear that if the police come to arrest them, we do not have extra-territorial status and we will do nothing to stop the police.”
Asked, “Why, then, are you letting them live on your premises?” Goin explained that the ICRC considers eastern Jerusalem “occupied territory” and that the three Hamas men "are considered protected persons under international humanitarian law, as stated in Article 4 of the Fourth Geneva Convention."
“Interpretation of that article is a matter of dispute," INN noted, “but why is the ICRC not consistent with its interpretation and protecting the Hamas men from what it feels would be an illegal arrest by Israel?” Goin reiterated that the ICRC could not/would not prevent the Israeli police from arresting them.
I wonder who they are. I'd bet on three Hamas legislators who were released from Israeli prisons a couple of months ago.
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