hot Israeli soldiers via doubletapper.blogspot.com
A call for the abduction of an Israeli female solider who will serve as yet another Hamas bargaining chip in a future prisoner swap with the Jewish state. via elderofziyon.blogspot.com
hot Israeli soldiers via doubletapper.blogspot.com
what a bunch of sourpussesarticle criticizing Birthright Israel in The Nation. Excerpts:The seekers are young, just beginning to face the disappointments of adulthood. Their journey is often marked by tears. They may weep while praying at the Western Wall, their heads pressed against the weathered stone, or at the Holocaust Museum, as they pass the piles of shoes of the dead. Others tear up in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl military cemetery, while embracing a handsome IDF soldier in the late afternoon light. But at some point during their all-expenses-paid ten-day trip to a land where, as they are constantly reminded, every mountain and valley is inscribed with 5,000 years of their people’s history, the moment almost always comes.Elder of Ziyon 16 June '11
When Julie Feldman (no relation), then 26 and a Reform Jew from New York City, arrived at Ben Gurion Airport in December 2008, she called herself “a blank slate.” She returned as the attack on Gaza was under way, armed with a new “pro-Israel” outlook. “Israel really changed me,” she said. “I truly felt when I came back that I was a different person.”
It was mission accomplished for Birthright Israel, the American Zionist organization that has, since its founding in 1999, spent almost $600 million to send more than 260,000 young diaspora Jews on free vacations to the Holy Land.
(Read full "Birthright" criticized in The Nation") via calevbenyefuneh.blogspot.com
“Rather than fall into the hands of their enemies, ancient Japanese samurai preferred to die with honour, voluntarily plunging a sword into the abdomen and moving it left to right in a slicing motion. via penn-olson.com Those Japs would commit Harry Carry instead of surrendering in WWII, thinking it was a more honorable death. via urbandictionary.com
|Weiner isn't used to being around the real flesh....|
The Zionist regime [Israel] wants to spread the HIV virus among Palestinian workers to the Palestinian nation. Schahed Saad, secretary general of the Palestinian workers' union said the Zionist regime [Israel] had imported 150 HIV infected prostitutes from Russia to the West Bank in hopes of them infecting Palestinian workers. (h/t Silke)Update: It seems that this libel is not entirely new.
In fact, on March 11, 1997, the Palestinian representative to the United Nations Human Rights Commission charged that "The Israeli authorities infected, by injection, 300 Palestinian children with the HIV virus during the years of the intifada." Israel's ambassador to the U.N. commission at the time was Yosef Lamdan. Lamdan condemned the accusation and said: "The Palestinian observer has never had a reputation for accuracy and integrity, but today he has surpassed himself. This is a blatant barefaced lie, an absolute and total libel. The product of a sick and infected mind."
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics recently held a seminar in which they discussed the fact that Palestinians were at risk of getting HIV "due to their daily contact with Israelis."
In related news, Israeli scientists have developed a method that wipes out HIV infected cells without affecting the healthy ones.
The story of Ilan Grapel, the American-Israeli accused of spying on Egypt for the Mossad, is gathering legs.
Alleged Mossad spy Ilan Grapel claimed he was a Muslim in the visa request he submitted to the Egyptian Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram reported Wednesday.Well, if he had said he was a Jew, it wouldn't have taken this long to arrest him.
The report also said that Grapel tried to gather information on the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah, signed in Cairo, and on the feeling toward the agreement within the Egyptian public.Why is that spying? What did he do? Take a public opinion poll?
According to al-Ahram, an interrogation of Grapel revealed that the Mossad asked him to "penetrate" all political parties and organizations, especially the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist parties, and find out what the situation in Egypt would be like if the Muslim Brotherhood ruled and what impact this would have on Israeli-Egyptian relations and on relations between Iran and Egypt.Other than 'penetrating' that sounds like what's called 'political analysis' in most of the world. And by the way, since when is the Egyptian government so concerned with protecting the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists?
Grapel reportedly sent the Mossad documents and images over the internet from several cafes in Cairo, but did not send anything from his hotel room in order to mislead authorities and to maintain secrecy. He also tried to recruit Egyptians to rise up against the Army, al-Ahram said echoing earlier Egyptian reports.Okay, if that last sentence is true, it's serious.
But I don't believe Grapel was acting for the Mossad. I think he's just a naive fool who was trying to freelance on his own (if that). And I'm glad that the US is handling this rather than Israel - he's much more likely to get off with being expelled from Egypt and declared persona non grata.