Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Yemen Jews, Turned to Refugees, Startving in Saana

This is the state of Jews under Muslim persecution. This has happened many times before and it is happening again. The UN and the rest of the hypocrites are instead concentrated in feeding and enabling the terrorists whop fled in 1948 and have been feeding them for more than 60 years.

YEMEN: “We have run out of money” - Jewish leader
SANAA, 31 March 2009 (IRIN) - Members of the tiny Jewish community in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, say they have not received their monthly food rations or any government financial assistance for the past three months.

Rabbi Yahya Yusuf, leader of the 65-member community, told IRIN the Jews had been “suffering terribly” of late; many had been finding it very difficult to even feed their children.

“We have sold everything we possess to buy food for our families. We even sold our women’s gold rings. We have run out of money,” he said.

Yusuf said that two weeks ago they had staged a protest outside government headquarters to demand action.

“Prime Minister Ali Mujawwar has ordered payment of our monthly allowances and so has the minister of finance. But so far we have not received anything,” Yusuf said.

The community has been living in the Sanaa suburb of Tourist City.

The assistance they had been getting was 58,000 riyals (US$290), as well as 40kg of sugar, 50kg of wheat, and 40kg of rice per family, according to Yusuf. Most families had 12-18 members.

Yusuf said the cut in aid could be used as a pretext to remove them from the city.

“When we first lived here [in 2007], we got good food rations plus the financial assistance. But gradually the assistance has been reduced,” he said.


“We appeal to aid organisations and benevolent contributors to assist us,” said Yusuf.

Habbob Salem, 27, is a member of the community in Sanaa. He said he and his 18 family members lived in a small apartment with only three rooms.

“We have never gone through this hardship. We have no source of income to rely on and now we have run out of money. This is really very harsh for us,” he told IRIN.

The community was moved to Sanaa in 2007 after a number of Shia rebels in Saada Governorate, northern Yemen, threatened to kill them if they did not leave the area within 10 days.

Yusuf said their property in Saada had been seized by the rebels, though the rebels have denied this. “We have not received any compensation.”

When Beauty Queen Visited American Troops; Israeli Media disgracefully injects anti Guantanamo opinion

When Beauty Queen Visited American Troops; Israeli Media disgracefully injects anti Guantanamo opinion...

First the story:
Miss Universe and Miss USA tour Guantanamo
Miss Universe and Miss USA have taken a firsthand look at the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

The beauty pageant winners took part in a VIP tour to entertain American military personnel at the prison in Cuba.

Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza is blogging on the pageant Web site about her visit with Miss USA Crystle Stewart.

The Venezuelan says they toured recreation and classroom areas of the prison. She said it was interesting but did not go into detail.

The women later saw the high-security perimeter fence and went to the beach.

Detention center spokesman Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brook DeWalt said Monday he doesn't know if any prisoners were "out and about" when the two women were inside the prison camp.

Here's an auto translation from walla's coverage: (well I had to translate my self, because google failed again)
Miss Universe: "Guantanamo is peaceful and pretty", Diana Mendoza visited in the military base in Cuba along with miss USA to improve the mood of the soldiers. She apparently did not hear the screams of the tortured.

Walla/Haaretz - go fuck your selves you uber-lefty, anti Israel, anti America, pro terrorists whoever they are - wherever they are.

Even the New York Times managed to report without stooping to such levels.

Shipud Ahl Ha'esh - Israeli Shish Kabob

Today, I'd like to introduce you to Shipud Ahl Ha'esh - Israeli Shish Kabob.

Of course, you get your shish kabobs in a pita with lots of salads, tahini, humus and sometimes fries. Aka: Humus-chips-salat.

In Israel, in addition to the regular pocket pita, another favorite is the lafa. A huge flat bread used to wrap your deliciously dripping mixture of yummy stuff. It's not a burrito, but the concept is similarity.

Same as before, I'll finish this post with a random link to an Israeli food cookbook:

If you live and Israel and can read Hebrew, here's a link for you: Humus-Chips-Salat best locations for dishes in a Pita in Israel

Monday, March 30, 2009

New Israeli Government, Great News

The best bit of news regarding the new Israeli government to be sworn in tomorrow is the replacement of current minister of education with the coming one.

The outgoing minister of education, a labor party official is Yuli Tamir. A post Zionist who pushed anti-Israel political agenda into the curriculum.

Good riddance:

Ultra-Leftist, peace-now/sanity later gone: Yuli Tamir
as Minister of Education, she approved a history textbook for Arab children, wherein the 1948 Arab–Israeli War is described as the nakba - the disaster. This led the opposition leaders to demand her dismissal. Tamir defended her act as a way of giving "expression to [the Arab's] feelings as well."[1] On 11 August 2008 Tamir announced plans to remove Ze'ev Jabotinsky's work from the national education curriculum.[2]

The coming minister, in no way could be worse. I don't know much about him, so I can only dig up stuff:

From knesset site: Married, Lawyer (with an extra political science degree), former combat soldier in Golani (not officer). He's young - born in 1966.

Wikipage: Gideon Sa'ar

He has a site in Hebrew.

Blog of the day: Animal Farm

I think he wanted to capture the 1984.com domain, but it is already taken

animal-farm.us: Big Brother, not the Holding Company
TARP money was given to banks under the pretense to start lending again. Representative Barney Frank (D) Massachusetts put on a good show grilling the bank CEOs over not using the money as intended. Because there were no restrictions, they didn’t use the money to lend, but it was used to buy out smaller or failing banks. Wells Fargo, an institution that didn’t need TARP, was forced to take it for the purpose of buying Wachovia.

In truth these banks were told to use TARP to buy out other banks, but were then brought to a house committee on the hill to answer for “not using the money as intended”.

With bailout money, the government has a government operative in the auto companies board room telling them what kind of automobiles they have to make. In effect, telling you what car you will drive. Now they can apparently fire the CEOs and maybe even the board.

When the government says we own 80% of AIG, what they mean is the government owns 80% of AIG. As far as the government is concerned, what you earn is theirs and they are benevolent enough to let you have some of it.

Tim Geithner has plans to be given authority to take over non-bank financial institutes that might be “to big to fail”. This is just the start of the government owning every institute.

It looks as if the Food Safety Modernization Act will not pass, but it will come up again. This law puts more regulation on farming and will make small farms go out of business or be swallowed by larger farms. It is much easier to take control of one large farm, than several smaller ones. The intent “so it was said” was not to make home gardens illegal, but in fact would have.

Then there are big companies that will help government willingly. A good example is General Electric (GE). With there smart grid, they will be telling Big Brother how much energy you use. The state of California considered passing a law that allowed the energy company to charge more to customers who used more electricity, and graded you with happy or sad faces.

What business is it of anyones how much energy you use or waste? The bullshit is that we will run out of energy, or we’re polluting. Bullshit and bullshit. Get your nose out of my butt. Once again I digress.

These big companies don’t know they will be government run and the consumer will no longer be a consumer but a slave to the government. What is boils down to is the Communist Manifesto. Read and see how close we come. You’ll be happy if this is what you want. You’ll be surprised if your asleep at the wheel.

Going Under

This is how much investors trust government intervention;
The Cause - White House moves to reshape auto industry
The Effect - Stocks Plummet as Automaker Plans are Rejected

There's absolutely no relation between the song and the action in the market today except for the title.

Full throttle goth... (vampires and Halloween imagery)

Going Under

Hamas at US Acadmia shows Israeli Terror Victims an Unfriendly Welcome

America today: No free speech, Jew hatred is welcomed at Academia. Wake up people and reclaim your educational institution before it's too late.

Attacking Sderot in America
Jacob Shrybman recounts unfriendly welcome at US university where he presented Sderot’s grim reality
Recently I shared the human side of the conflict in southern Israel and told my personal stories from Sderot in a presentation at DePaul University in Chicago sponsored by StandWithUs, Hillel, and the university’s Political Science department. As a representative of Sderot Media Center, I traveled from Israel to explain the daily reality of rocket fire that has been plaguing the country for the past eight years.

Several anti-Israel posters draped the entrance to the building in which I was to tell my personal stories. I began my presentation with a small audience of around 20 people and as my presentation went on the room began filling with people not merely against Israel’s political policies and action, but also in clear support of terrorist group Hamas.

When I welcomed the custom of a question and answer period following my presentation, the very right of free speech that I welcomed to the audience of now over 100 people was thrown in my face and denied to me. First, an audience member verbally attacked me, expressed his support for the firing of rockets into Israel, and ended his anti-Semitic rhetoric filled rant with a question irrelevant to anything in my presentation. I then pointed out to the audience the same fact I want to point out in this article, that this person was not simply criticizing Israel but was clearly expressing his support for a terrorist organization.

Free speech denied

Yet before I could finish answering the question, I was interrupted and silenced by the overwhelming Hamas supporters. Next, another audience member stood up and screamed out, calling me a “dirty whore” in Arabic and proceeding to grab his crotch and scream “Here’s your Qassam!” in Arabic.

My free speech was denied, I was not able to utter a word, and the event was terminated. As I was collecting my belongings amidst the continuing anti-Semitic harassment, a small group of audience members interested in my presentation approached me and expressed their resentment over the interruption and their fear to speak out. The local police teamed with university security then had to escort me to my car several blocks down the street.

As I was there to tell the human side of Sderot’s daily reality of rockets, these Hamas supporters laughed at raw footage of kindergarten children running for shelter as a Qassam was fired at their city. If it wasn’t clear before, it was clear to me then that these people were not there to learn about this reality or gain understanding of the trauma and suffering in southern Israel, or even object to my personal stories. These people were there for one reason: It was an event about the Jewish State of Israel to whose existence they blatantly object. How was I even to proceed with promoting human understanding if the unruly crowd didn’t even recognize my basic right as a Jew to live in Israel?

This past week I have answered email after email, phone call after phone call from everyone ranging from people at the event, to event organizers, to journalists, to heads of major organizations. It is saddening that not one of the emails or phone calls was about the fact that more than three out of four children in Sderot have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or that now one million Israelis live under the daily threat of rockets. No one remembers the story I told of the baby in the stroller gasping while pointing to the sky as the Color Red alarm sounded in downtown Sderot. The message I brought from Israel was lost.

It's not "protest", it's denying a Jewish person right to live (not just in Israel), and to speak (in America - where free speech is one of the most fundamental freedoms).

The day I will give up on America: Obama Top Legal Pick - Sharia Should be Applied in US Courts

Mother fucker. If this would ever happen, I will bid my friends good bye, sell the house for a loss, and find a non dhimmi place to live at - hopefully Israel will not be demolished by nukes by then.

Fantastic! Obama's Top Legal Pick Says Sharia Law Should be Applied in US Courts, Wants Judges to Apply "World Law".....
UDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.

Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.

President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser.In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues from trade to arms control, and help represent our country in such places as the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.

It's a job where you want a strong defender of America's sovereignty. But that's not Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish.

It's a job where you want a strong defender of America's sovereignty. But that's not Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish.

What would this look like in a practical sense? Well, California voters have overruled their courts, which had imposed same-sex marriage on the state. Koh would like to see such matters go up the chain through federal courts -- which, in turn, should look to the rest of the world. If Canada, the European Human Rights Commission and the United Nations all say gay marriage should be legal -- well, then, it should be legal in California too, regardless of what the state's voters and elected representatives might say.

He even believes judges should use this "logic" to strike down the death penalty, which is clearly permitted in the US Constitution.

The primacy of international legal "norms" applies even to treaties we reject. For example, Koh believes that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child -- a problematic document that we haven't ratified -- should dictate the age at which individual US states can execute criminals. Got that? On issues ranging from affirmative action to the interrogation of terrorists, what the rest of the world says, goes.

Including, apparently, the world of radical imams. A New York lawyer, Steven Stein, says that, in addressing the Yale Club of Greenwich in 2007, Koh claimed that "in an appropriate case, he didn't see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States."

H/T Zip (linked above)

A picture is worth a 1000 words, unless you are an Obama zombie who can't face reality as it smacks him in the face:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Israeli Food Dish of the Day: Kubbeh

Pronounced Koo-Beh.

There are many different recipes for Kubbeh depending on the origin of the Sefaradic Jewish family. I just love Kubbeh.

It's a deep fried patty of cracked wheat (Burgul seeds) stuffed with meat. Yum.

Here's one recipe:
jewishfood-list.com: Kubbeh II

Once made, dip in Tahini.

Random Israeli foods book:

Can we have a minute or two without "new strategies", "bailouts", and "crisis solutions" from UN and politicians?!

The world will be a better place without the following:

* U.N. 'Climate Change' Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy
* Obama to Announce New Strategy for Afghanistan, Pakistan
* Rename the war on terror
* President on TV in every channel more often than sitcoms
* Bawny Fwank "fixing" the economy
* Pelosi declaring illegal aliens are patriots
* Terrorists given residency and well fare in the US
* NY-Times turn to Nazi propaganda outlet
* Democrat senators shilling for CAIR, demanding more FBI groveling to Muslim Brotherhood fronts
* Geitner opening his mouth (always a bad thing)
* Tax money abuse, AIG bailout, AIG bonuses, Democrats lying about it, Democrats profitiring from AIG-Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac for years
* Attack on capitalist system
* Attack on health providers and insurance companies
* Rising taxes, enormous debt
* Spending bills, Generational theft acts
* Amount of Obama administration nominees with tax cheating issues
* Heros of US armed forces paying out of pocket for war wounds
* Groveling to Iran
* Car colors legislation
* Cap and trade scheme to bankrupt energy companies and make life too expensive for all Americans, you know - those of us who use energy. Everyone.
* Media still smooching behind of false messiahs, uncritical to the last moment as the titanic is sinking.

I think everyone is tired from the crisis mode. It would perhaps be less of a crisis - if those politicians wouldn't cause the crisis - then talk endlessly about fixing it - all the while making it so much worse.

The pace of these news is daunting.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Obama's Unexpected New Income Stream: Treasury Yield Goes Negative

It won't last, and it's not really an income stream for the government, simply an affect of trading between large mutual funds who are forced to buy because everyone is selling their stocks mutual funds in their 401k and buys short term treasuries. The sad result - negative yield. No one earns a dime from this, everyone loses.
One Month Treasury Yield Goes Negative Again
While the equity rally is helping some investors feel like we are returning to something resembling a sense of normalcy, a look at the yield on the 30-Day US T-Bill shows that things are anything but normal in the credit markets. For the first time this year, its yield dipped back below zero this morning. Now the government is even taking money from people who want to loan it money!

My Cartoon - Response to New York Time's Pat Oliphant Antisemetic

Cartoon by the anonymous blogger writing this blog.
No rights reserved - spread it around, everywhere for all I care.

Previously regarding the cartoon:

New York Times Turns to Nazi Propaganda Pamphlet

Walla.co.il/Haaretz.Com - Anti Israel Israeli Media, Hit Bottom...Dig

Israel's Military intelligence published statistic showing 75% if Gaza Arab casualties were armed militia.

Walla goes ballistic with a propagandist image and a title: "IDF Admits, quarter of Gaza casualties are civilians".

Walla's Propagandist Images in this post are marked out - no need to publish anti Israel propaganda on this blog!

Auto translated walla page

Is walla run by the same nazi antisemites showing cartoons at New York Times?

I'll reiterate: IDF Soldiers are HEROS!!! Lefties mother F@@@-ers, go drink a big mug of "Shut the F@@@ up!!!"

IDF: Heros, and role model to humane military forces around the world

Following my previous post about IDF name vindicated, I would like to emphasis: IDF soldiers are regular men. Regular good individuals forced to protect their country and families from the murderous Arabs surrounding them. They have been maligned by the global media, leftists and antisemites through out the world. Time after time they have been proven to be the most humane and caring armed force in the world.

These are HEROS!!! For Jews, Israelis and the Western Civilization. Celebrate their accomplishments in winning battles against evil while taking almost ridiculously extensive measures not to harm civilian population of the enemy.

Charges of IDF "Wanton Killing" Crumble, MSM who were eager to transmit lies silent in face of reality clearing IDF name

From Camera.org.
(Not in quote-block, too long and important - and I have almost nothing to add)

The brigade commander of the unit linked to alleged “wanton killings” in Gaza launched his own investigation after hearing of the charges, speaking with actual eyewitnesses, all of whom said that the alleged killings did not took place. The original charges, based only on hearsay and rumors, have therefore been refuted and should be retracted.

The brigade commander’s findings were reported in the Israeli newspaper Maariv, in a story titled IDF Investigation Refutes the Testimonies About Gaza Killings. According to the story (translation by CAMERA):

Two central incidents that came up in the testimony, which Danny Zamir, the head of the Rabin pre-military academy presented to Chief of Staff Gaby Ashkenazi, focus on one infantry brigade. The brigade’s commander today will present to Brigadier General Eyal Eisenberg, commander of the Gaza division, the findings of his personal investigation about the matter which he undertook in the last few days, and after approval, he will present his findings to the head of the Southern Command, Major General Yoav Gallant.

Regarding the incident in which it was claimed that a sniper fired at a Palestinian woman and her two daughters, the brigade commander’s investigation cites the sniper: “I saw the woman and her daughters and I shot warning shots. The section commander came up to the roof and shouted at me, ?Why did you shoot at them.’ I explained that I did not shoot at them, but I fired warning shots.”

Officers from the brigade surmise that fighters that stayed in the bottom floor of the Palestinian house thought that he hit them, and from here the rumor that a sniper killed a mother and her two daughters spread.

The other alleged incident, the killing by a sniper of an elderly woman, also seems not to have taken place:

Regarding the second incident, in which it was claimed that soldiers went up to the roof to entertain themselves with firing and killed an elderly Palestinian woman, the brigade commander investigation found that there was no such incident.

It seems the both Ha’aretz and the New York Times, which gave these stories great play despite a clear lack of evidence, should be composing forthright corrections – preferably to be run on the front page.

CAMERA’s first report on this subject, which includes full details of the charges and links to the initial reports in Ha’aretz and the New York Times, follows below.

March 22, 2009

Questions Raised about Charges of “Wanton Killing” in Gaza

Less than a month after Israel concluded operations in Gaza, some of the soldiers who served there met at the pre-military academy they had attended to discuss their experiences in the fighting. As the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz has reported, the head of the academy, Danny Zamir, arranged the gathering, and at the outset he condemned the Israeli operation for setting “new limits for the army’s ethical code and that of the State of Israel” and for sowing “massive destruction among civilians.”

Later in the discussion Zamir went further, stating:

I think it would be important for parents to sit here and hear this discussion. I think it would be an instructive discussion, and also very dismaying and depressing. You are describing an army with very low value norms, that's the truth.

Since, as Ha’aretz put it, Zamir “does not hide his political opinions,” it seems likely that his former students at the left-leaning Kibbutz-affiliated school knew what Zamir wanted to hear at the meeting, and that only a self-selected group attended. In any event, some of the attendees certainly did not disappoint Zamir, who had been imprisoned by the IDF in 1990 for refusing to serve in the West Bank. They recounted tales of “murder in cold blood,” including seemingly eyewitness accounts of a sniper shooting a woman and two of her children merely because they made a wrong turn, and another sniper killing an old woman.

Zamir wrote an article about the discussion for the academy’s newsletter, which he then provided to the Israeli newspapers Ha’aretz and Maariv, triggering in Ha’aretz alone multiple stories extremely critical of the Israeli army’s alleged conduct (here, here, here, here and here), as well as numerous stories in the foreign press, such as the New York Times, which put its initial report on page one above the fold (here and here). Both the Ha’aretz and the New York Times reports ignored detailed testimony by soldiers of exemplary conduct by the IDF, such as soldiers leaving an envelope of cash for the Palestinian homeowner whose house they had occupied.

While the Israeli government has promised a full and even a criminal investigation, serious doubts have already been raised about some of the charges.

For example, on Israel’s Channel 2, defense correspondent Roni Daniel reported that the soldier who supposedly witnessed the sniper shoot a mother and two of her children has now admitted to his brigade commander that he didn’t see any such thing:

I didn’t see it myself. There were stories like this. I wasn’t in that house and everything I said was only on the basis of rumors. At the gathering it was a friendly talk, and that's how I related to it.

Daniel raised similar questions about the killing of the old woman by a sniper, and concluded that “The credibility of these two stories is very doubtful.”

Here is Daniel’s report in Hebrew (English subtitles by CAMERA):

In the wake of Daniel’s broadcast, even Ha’aretz reported that the soldier recounting the tale of a mother and children being killed had been called in by his brigade commander, at which time he admitted he was relying solely on “rumors” within his unit:

By the afternoon, the army could report that the investigation into the testimony regarding the shooting of a mother and two children had reached preliminary conclusions. Givati brigade commander Ilan Malkha summoned the squad leader who recounted the story, who admitted he had relied solely on rumors in the company.

Counter Evidence Ignored

Ha’aretz, the New York Times, and most other outlets covering this controversy have ignored detailed statements by other soldiers of the strict rules of engagement that they followed, and of their acts of kindness towards Palestinians. (The Times devoted all of one sentence to a soldier who said that Israeli soldiers put their own lives at risk to avoid harming Palestinians. And the lone sentence was buried towards the end of the article.)

The Israeli newspaper Yediot recounted some of these in reaction to the Ha’aretz stories:

"I don’t believe there were soldiers who were looking to kill (Palestinians) for no reason," said 21-year-old Givati Brigade soldier Assaf Danziger, who was lightly injured three days before the conclusion of Operation Cast Lead.

"What happened there was not enjoyable to anyone; we wanted it to end as soon as possible and tried to avoid contact with innocent civilians," he said.

According to Danziger, soldiers were given specific orders to open fire only at armed terrorists or people who posed a threat. "There were no incidents of vandalism at any of the buildings we occupied. We did only what was justified and acted out of necessity. No one shot at civilians. People walked by us freely," he recounted.

In the same article Yediot also quoted other soldiers:

A Paratroopers Brigade soldier who also participated in the war called the claims "nonsense". Speaking on condition of anonymity, he said "It is true that in war morality can be interpreted in many different ways, and there are always a few idiots who act inappropriately, but most of the soldiers represented Israel honorably and with a high degree of morality.

"For instance, on three separate occasions my company commander checked soldiers' bags for stolen goods. Those who stole the smallest things, like candy, were severely punished," he said.

"We were forbidden from sleeping in Palestinians' beds even when we had no alternate accommodations, and we didn’t touch any of their food even after we hadn't had enough to eat for two days."

"During one incident, we were informed that a female suicide bomber was heading in our direction, but even when women approached us and crossed a certain point we made do with firing in the air, or near the women," the soldier recalled. "Even when we came across deserted stores, we didn’t even think of taking anything. One soldier took a can of food, but he immediately returned it after everyone yelled at him."

Major (res.) Idan Zuaretz of Givati said "in every war there is a small percentage of problematic soldiers, but we must look at it from a broad perspective and not focus on isolated incidents."

Zuaretz, a company commander, also questioned the integrity of the soldiers who made the controversial claims, saying "if this was such a burning issue for them, why have they remained silent until now? On an ethical and moral level, they were obligated to stop what they claimed had occurred and not wait two months to be heard at some esoteric debate."

According to the officer, the IDF went to great lengths and employed the most advanced technology to avoid harming civilian population.

"I've seen a few things in my time, but even I was blown away by the level of professionalism displayed by the army," Zuaretz said. "I personally gave my soldiers an order on the day we withdrew from Gaza to leave all of our goodies in the last house we occupied. Some reservists even left an envelope full of money to one Palestinian family."

Another soldier who had fought in Gaza, Yishai Goldflam, circulated an open letter to the Palestinian family whose home his unit had temporarily occupied during the fighting. His letter, titled “I am the soldier who slept in your home,” was published in Maariv, and then translated and published in Canada’s National Post. Goldflam too spoke of the care he and his fellow soldiers had taken to minimize damage to the home:

I spent many days in your home. You and your family's presence was felt in every corner. I saw your family portraits on the wall, and I thought of my family. I saw your wife's perfume bottles on the bureau, and I thought of my wife. I saw your children's toys and their English-language schoolbooks. I saw your personal computer and how you set up the modem and wireless phone next to the screen, just as I do.

I wanted you to know that despite the immense disorder you found in your house that was created during a search for explosives and tunnels (which were indeed found in other homes), we did our best to treat your possessions with respect. When I moved the computer table, I disconnected the cables and laid them down neatly on the floor, as I would do with my own computer. I even covered the computer from dust with a piece of cloth.

I know that the devastation, the bullet holes in your walls and the destruction of those homes near you place my descriptions in a ridiculous light. Still, I need you to understand me -- us -- and hope that you will channel your anger and criticism to the right places. I decided to write you this letter specifically because I stayed in your home...

It’s unfortunate that New York Times and Haaretz readers are fed constant doses of the anti-Israel story-of-the-day, while the papers ignore the stories of typical Israeli soldiers like Yishai Goldflam. Times editors (and their counterparts at Haaretz) should explain why Danny Zamir is fit to print, and Yishai Goldflam is not fit to print.

Through such tendentious choices is news made rather than reported.

Humus with Meat

Image from here(Hebrew page with lots of pictures of Mediterranean dishes)

One of my all time favorite dishes is a plate of humus with grilled and spiced cubes of lamb meat in the middle. Thank heavens shawarma wife is talented and gifted in the kitchen to have reproduced many of my homeland's famous dishes at our Michigan home kitchen.

Another recipe book on Amazon, just for the fun of it:

(paper back, only 5 left in stock at the time of writing this post)

New York Times Turns to Nazi Propaganda Pamphlet

H/T to Zip

Someone at the New York Times editorial board probably said to himself:
You know who I hate - those vermin Jews who control all the money and start all the wars. Let's start a campaign to demonize them. Let's see where that leads. Zig Heiil!!!! Zig Heil!!!!

The day the New York Times will go out of business will be quite a few days too late. Be gone already fucken antisemetic piece of garbage.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Evil Joooos Alert: Rise in Violience and Sexual Asualt by Gaza-Arabs, Fault of 'Da Jooooos'

H/T to Eye On the World

It's a good occasion to use an image often placed by my friend at Weasel Zipper

The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Gaza, local Palestinian NGOs and mental health professionals are reporting increased incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault against women in Gaza since the beginning of 2009.

An unpublished UNIFEM survey of male and female heads of 1,100 Gaza households conducted between 28 February and 3 March indicates there was an increase in violence against women during and after the 23-day war which ended on 18 January.

“According to our staff, and through clinical observation, there was increased violence against women and children during and after the war,” said public relations coordinator for the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP), Husam al-Nounou.

“We can attribute this to the fact that most people were exposed to traumatic incidents during the war, and one way people react to stress is to become violent.”

Two relevant photos from this Hebrew discussion board.

Elder of Ziyon notes regarding the latest UN fart about Israel's responsibility by 5th generation proxy to the Arab violence against women:
No condemnation. No calls to seek justice for the abusers and rapists. No mention of Hamas, as the de facto government, being even slightly responsible.

If women are attacked and sexually assaulted in Gaza, the UN and other NGOs like the GCMHP bend over backwards to try to "understand" the circumstances that could lead to such abuse. The people were stressed, you see. When they are stressed, of course they become violent. And the unstated but implicit source of the stress was, of course....Israel. Hamas clearly is blameless, as are the Palestinian Arab men themselves.

CNN's Bias: Report of Arab riot puts blame on Jews.

CNN's Bias: Report of Arab riot puts blame on Jews; Just the title:

Nearly 30 hurt as Israel extremists march in Arab town

Funny - those rioting masses don't look too Jewish to me.

What did the Jewish Extremist do?
Arab protesters threw rocks and hurled insults at flag-waving Jewish marchers in Israel's largest Arab city on Tuesday, an event that reflected fresh hostilities between Israel's Arab citizenry and rightist sectors of the Jewish state.

Wave Flags of Israel in Israel. One could read the headline and think that Jewish extremists hurt 30 Arabs.

How come the Jews are marked extremists and the rioting Arabs not? (I don't say those weren't extremist Jews, just that the emphasis on who they are would suggest actions - which is untrue)

CNN: Nearly 30 hurt as Israel extremists march in Arab town
Arab protesters threw rocks and hurled insults at flag-waving Jewish marchers in Israel's largest Arab city on Tuesday, an event that reflected fresh hostilities between Israel's Arab citizenry and rightist sectors of the Jewish state.

bout 100 far-rightists marched in the predominantly Muslim town of Umm al-Fahm, and the angry Arab demonstrations that erupted after the march took place left more than nearly 30 people injured and at least 10 people detained, police said.

Deputy Israeli police commissioner Shahar Ayalon and 15 other policemen were wounded by stone throwing demonstrators, 12 Umm al-Fahm residents were hurt in scuffles with police. Police also said Israeli leftist lawmaker Ilan Ghilon, a member of the Meretz Party, was lightly injured by a tear gas grenade.

The Jewish group, led by Hebron activist Baruch Marzel, petitioned the Supreme Court for permission to stage the march, with the rightists arguing that they were exercising their right to march under Israeli law as Arabs and Muslims have in Israeli towns like Tel Aviv.

But marchers disseminated a particularly hot-button message in Umm al-Fahm that has been setting people off: They demanded that Israeli Arabs should be loyal to the Jewish state, a stance considered insulting by many Israeli Arabs.

While the march leaders are not affiliated with right-wing party Yisrael Beytenu, their words about Arab loyalty reflect the concerns among Israeli Arabs about that political movement, which made a strong showing in recent elections.

Yea - hot bottomed message: Stop supporting murder of Jews. Be loyal. The kind of message that should be delivered to all Arabs outside of Arab states. Be loyal, stop supporting murder - such extremism worth condemnation by CNN.

It has called on Arabs -- who it sees as disloyal to Israel -- to have their citizenship revoked. And, Avigdor Lieberman, that party's leader, also said that such Arab towns like Umm al-Fahm could become part of a Palestinian state in any peace arrangement.

Leaders in Umm al-Fahm -- the scene of past bloody clashes with police and an Islamist hub -- warned that the march would provoke violence, and 2,500 police mobilized in the town.

Arab demonstrators waved Palestinian flags, chanted slogans and threw rocks. Police fired tear gas canisters. There were also Israeli Jews in Umm al-Fahm who protested the right-wing march and agreed that the display hurt Jewish-Arab relations.

Showing us exactly how loyal they are... what slogans? Why didn't CNN report exactly that they chanted "Death To Jews" or something like that?

UK's Telegraph: Stop funding hostile extremists with tax payer money

Congratulation Telegraph.

Thwarting terrorism
Extremist groups should not receive taxpayers' money to pursue hostile ideology

People in this country face a threat to life and limb from terrorists who seek to cause maximum carnage in pursuit of an extremist ideology that has its roots in fundamentalist Islam. Whether the country faces a threat to its way of life is another matter. These people are few in number and their ambitions to establish some sort of caliphate are fanciful. The one impact they have had on our way of life is to require levels of security and surveillance that border on the intolerable in a free society. They have become necessary to limit the threat; yet they undermine the very freedoms we seek to defend.

Yesterday, the Government published its updated strategy for confronting this menace. It is called "Contest 2", and its principal components are to protect against an attack and to prepare for one; to pursue the terrorists and disrupt their activities; and to prevent the radicalisation of young Muslim men who may join the ranks of the terrorists.

It goes without saying that people who would bring murder and mayhem to our streets should be thwarted. Diligent policing and good intelligence are the twin prongs of any effective strategy. Equally important is help from the communities in which terrorists thrive. Muslims must confront the fundamentalist preachers – none of whom have been ejected as promised, and whose anti-Western rhetoric can tip angry and impressionable young men towards violence. Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, said that publicly funded organisations can expect to be "openly challenged" if they oppose British traditions of democracy, tolerance and free speech. They must be more than challenged. Even if they do not espouse violence, any suggestion that extremist groups should receive taxpayers' money to pursue an ideology hostile to the interests of the country is simply unacceptable.

Here's a suggestion:

How about blocking immigration from Muslim states and deporting anyone with dual citizenship who's a family member of anyone linked to groups proven to be extremist and hostile?

You know what I'd call that? A first step. The British caused this problem by importing it without giving it a second thought. It's time to have A thought.

France: Arabs Raid Grocery Store Taking Down Israeli Products

Bullying the French, Bullying Europe - peaceful lot - aren't they?

Full story: Israel-Matzav: Where are the police?

H/T: Arab Muslims Invade French Supermarket

Notice commenter Nat at Israel-Matzav:
I live in France, it sucks..........
police are scared .................

Flint Michigan to shut down portions of city due to residential abandonment

The city sucks, no jobs, house values drop and the population flee - but you can assume that if there's an empty neighborhood, the junkies and dealers will move in.

The brilliant solution - stop police coverage to the dangerous sections of the city.

Problem solved, no way the drug dealers will bother the people of flint, they would live peacefully as good neighbors in sections where police will not enter.

Like that Guinness beer commercial says: Brilliant.

(Sounds like the same plan to evacuate Gaza...)

Off-the-cuff suggestion prompts discussion on what to do with abandoned neighborhoods in Flint
Look in any direction from Bianca Bates' north Flint home, and you'll see graffiti-covered siding, boarded-up windows and overgrown lots.

About half of the homes on her block are burned out or vacant magnets for drug dealers and squatters. It isn't where she thought she'd end up, but it's all she can afford to rent.

"It's a dangerous place to live," said Bates, 21, who lives on East Russell Avenue. "Everywhere you look, these houses are empty around here."

Property abandonment is getting so bad in Flint that some in government are talking about an extreme measure that was once unthinkable -- shutting down portions of the city, officially abandoning them and cutting off police and fire service.

Temporary Mayor Michael Brown made the off-the-cuff suggestion Friday in response to a question at a Rotary Club of Flint luncheon about the thousands of empty houses in Flint.

Brown said that as more people abandon homes, eating away at the city's tax base and creating more blight, the city might need to examine "shutting down quadrants of the city where we (wouldn't) provide services."

He did not define what that could mean -- bulldozing abandoned areas, simply leaving the vacant homes to rot or some other idea entirely.

On Monday, a city spokesman downplayed Brown's comments.

Bob Campbell, Brown's spokesman, said the acting mayor was speaking hypothetically about a worst-case scenario, "not something that would be laid out in the next six months" while he's in office.

But City Council President Jim Ananich said the idea has been on his radar for years.

The city is getting smaller and should downsize its services accordingly by asking people to leave sparsely populated areas, he said.

Here's an obvious suggestion, bulldozer abandoned houses. Put grass and trees instead. It'll make the city a little less ugly and a little less risky. Same goes for Detroit.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

UK report warns nuclear attack realistic

But Obama's people can't utter the words terror, Jihad, enemy...(not to mention in the same sentence)
UK report warns nuclear attack realistic
Although al-Qaida is probably not going to survive the coming years, a nuclear or chemical weapons attack on British soil is becoming increasingly likely, according to a new report by the British government. The report, quoted by the British Independent on Tuesday, warned that a "dirty bomb" attack was "more realistic" then ever.

"Contemporary terrorist organizations aspire to use chemical, biological, radiological and even nuclear weapons," the report said. "Changing technology and the theft and smuggling of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) materials make this aspiration more realistic than it may have been in the recent past."

According to the Independent the "Contest Two" report is the first unclassified document that includes a detailed picture of the assessments of British officials regarding the probable future course of terrorism, and its underlying causes.

The report describes how terrorists in conflict zones develop new explosives and attack methods and quickly disseminate the information worldwide.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith highlighted the underlying causes of the danger of an unconventional weapons attack.

"Failed states, conflict, technology - both in terms of the ability to use materials and the ability to learn about how materials are used - contribute to our concern about that as a threat, including what we know about what terrorists may have previously planned to do and may be planning to do," she said.

"Although al-Qaida is probably not going to survive the coming years"

The British are living in a fantasy world. Al Qaida per se was never the problem. It's the Jihadis, it's those "nice people" the British imported from Pakistan. It doesn't matter under what name and umbrella they act. The whole ideology comes directly from that murderous religion. Any attempt to criticize and any attempt from the inside to reform or interpret (to a less aggressive form) is met with fierce violence.

Welcome to Islamberg USA, home of your friendly Jihadi neighbor. Jooooos not welcome

Welcome to Islamberg USA, home of your friendly Jihadi neighbor. Jooooos not welcome

The ass-wipe who would not answer questions on camera claims to have converted in a US-Airforce base. I doubt it, but if true - it's a cause for concern. Jihadis are recruiting from within the airforce?

Foxnews.com elaborates in the following article:
Quiet Muslim-Only Town in N.Y. Founded by Alleged Terrorist (Muslim only town? Aren't there federal laws against discrimination in real estate?)

HANCOCK, N.Y. — If you didn't know where to look, you'd probably never find Islamberg, a private Muslim community in the woods of the western Catskills, 150 miles northwest of New York City.

The town, sitting on a quiet dirt road past a gate marked with No Trespassing signs, is home to an estimated 100 residents. There are small houses and other buildings visible from the outside, but it is what can't be seen from beyond the gate that has some watchers worried.

Click here for video.

Islamberg was founded in 1980 by Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, a Pakistani cleric who purchased a 70-acre plot and invited followers, mostly Muslim converts living in New York City, to settle there.

The town has its own mosque, grocery store and schoolhouse. It also reportedly has a firing range where residents take regular target practice. Gilani established similar rural enclaves across the country — at least six, including the Red House community in southern Virginia — though some believe there are dozens of them, all operating under the umbrella of the "Muslims of the Americas" group founded by Gilani.

Federal authorities say Gilani was also one of the founders of Jamaat al-Fuqra, a terrorist organization believed responsible for dozens of bombings and murders across the U.S. and abroad. The group was linked to the planning of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and 10 years earlier a member was arrested and later convicted for bombing a hotel in Portland, Ore.

Shoe bomber Richard Reid has been linked to the group, along with convicted D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad. But it is Sheikh Gilani who creates the most controversy and concern.

Gilani has told his followers that "Zionist plotters" plan to rule the world, and he encourates them to leave America's cities and avoid the "decadence of a godless society." Gilani is the man American reporter Daniel Pearl was trying to interview in Pakistan when he was kidnapped and beheaded. The Sheikh was taken into custody and later released by Pakistani authorities; he denies any involvement in Pearl's murder.

Read it all...

The Real Face of Israeli Arabs Revealed

What's the excuse to today's riot in Umm El-Fahem? The fact that a few wierdos marched with Israel's flag? Arabs in that town are all too happy to milk the state for social benifiets and enjoy the freedoms that come with Israeli citizenship, but at the sight of Jews and the Israeli flag they go apeshit crazy.

Click for a gallary of images from Umm El Fahem Riot

The police was forced by court order to allow the Jewish demonstrators to wave flags. The Arabs rioted, and the anti riot police stood in the middle.

20 People were injured, guess which side was the violent one.
Police chief: We proved protests can be held anywhere (should have said "finally allowed protest everywhere")
After some 20 people were left injured from riots that broke out in protest of rightists' march in northern Arab city of Umm al-Fahm, Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen says satisfied with officers' handling of situation. Deputy commissioner who was injured in event says 'this is part of the price we pay to uphold a court order'

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hedge Fund Guy Throws Kitchen Sink At Obama and Geitner

Choice quote following the plan announced today:
All Geithner is doing is making the problem worse. Tim Geithner is the most dangerous man in America, and Obama is too blind to see it.

A great economic counter punch to the OBama-socialism plans:

Geithner's Galling (and Dangerous) Plan For Bad Bank Assets

My only disagreement with the above quote is that OBama is not too blind to see what is happening. My word is: Incompetent.

Other words: Socialist, reckless, irresponsible, Evita, power drunk, elitist, detached.

Pick one. Or all.

"Printing Money"-nomics the consequences

I saw this a long time ago, it is more relevant as time goes by.

How would you like to pay 1,243,255,000$ for your bottled water and meal for one person?

Need a pickup truck to carry your small change?

More here.

If you ever needed a reason not to buy Mercedes cars

Even if I was rich... I wouldn't ever buy a Mercedes - and now I have one more reason:

Abu Dhabi Fund Takes 9.1% Daimler Stake
German automaker Daimler has a major new shareholder. The Stuttgart-based maker of Mercedes cars and trucks said March 22 that Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investments is paying $2.6 billion for a 9.1% stake, becoming the company’s largest shareholder. Daimler says it will use the injection of fresh capital to develop electric cars and other technology to save fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

There are several reasons why the Aabar deal looks positive for Daimler. While the company’s financial situation has not been so bad that it needs a government bailout, Daimler is at the very least suffering from a quandary that afflicts all the big carmakers. Sales and profits are collapsing just as the companies are under pressure to invest in technology to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The new shareholder makes it much easier for Daimler to devote resources to research and development.


There are many Jews who would never own a German car, although today's Germans are not the enemy of the Jewish people. However, the antisemites at Abu Dhabi are without a doubt haters who promote Jihadi violence around the world.

The Market is Nucking Futs!

Who else watched the market today and thought "this is nuckin' futs"? 6.7% Up on the Dow Jones because Geitner finally came up with a plan... sure - that's sustainable.

Credit to David Spade for the genius phrase "nuckin' futs" from the movie "Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star".

Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star

Finger licking good photos of Israeli foods

This post is actually a collection of photos I've used before, which I thought everyone would agree are delicious to watch again...

From these posts: here, here, here and here

Shawarma Stand and Salads

Shawarma In Pita, Nevi'ot Israeli Mineral Water

Turkish Shawarma in London, called Doner Kebabs

Falafel with Israeli Flag

Sabich - Fried eggplant, eggs and Tahini in a Pita

I didn't put the holiday food types in this post... you'd have to go digging through my blog to recover those.

Israel to finally stop buying Pistachios from Iran and import from only ally the USA?

It's about fricken time.

Diplomacy, high-level lobbying boost U.S. pistachio sales to Israel
"This has been for us an issue that's been very frustrating, to say the least," Richard Matoian, executive director of the Fresno, Calif.-based Western Pistachio Association, said Friday.

The historic problem, U.S. growers say, has been that low-cost Iranian pistachios were imported into Israel via Turkey. That stings, because Israel potentially is a lucrative market. The county leads the world in per-capita pistachio consumption.

In theory, Israel maintains a trade embargo on Iran. In practice, U.S. growers say, they have repeatedly found evidence of Iranian pistachios finding their way into Israel. Since 1997, when then-Secretary of State Madeline Albright weighed in, U.S. officials have periodically pressed Israel to stop the Iranian shipments.


"We appreciate the warm relations we have with the United States," Yakov Poles, agricultural attache for the Israeli Embassy, said. "Since this issue was raised by pistachio growers in California, we took it very seriously."


Err.. did you know you can order Pistachio bags at amazon?!

Obama's budget: Climate Change Research First Priority

Well then, stop farting.

Notice that the first paragraph tries to obscure the real agenda and talks about "energy independence" - which apparently is a new codeword for dumping dollars on "climate change research", which in itself is a codeword for funding the UN and Al Gore's back pocket.

Obama links budget to environment
President Barack Obama's aides say the administration will work with Congress on his budget proposal, but energy independence is not subject to wheeling and dealing.

Obama planned to make the case Monday for a budget proposal that invests billions in research designed to reduce climate change and guarantees loans for companies that develop clean energy technologies. Obama has tied his first budget proposal as president to a renewable energy program to help the United States move toward energy independence.

In a fact sheet released Monday, the White House said Obama's meeting with "clean energy entrepreneurs and leaders of the research community" will outline an energy program that draws on the administration's $787 billion stimulus package for $39 billion at the Department of Energy and $20 billion in tax incentives for clean energy.

It also disclosed that his 10-year budget proposal contains spending of nearly $75 billion to make permanent existing tax cuts for energy research and experimentation.

There's energy independence, which is a clear term everyone can understand - and then there's dumping money onto a big bonfire and putting a smiley face on in.

Can you smell the burnt stench of radical agenda in the air? Hop'n'change

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Heh, Obama without telepromter talks about the kids

Worth a watch, a good chuckle

The Nuge

A quote from a book a friend gave me:
My childhood and the man it produced stand in stark contrast to today's "average" male. I am saddened by the blatant decay of rugged individualism resulting in a pathetic lack of real boys and real men across America today. Considering that I am extremely blessed to share SpiritWild campfires with the absolute, most manly, last of the Mohican, real mountainmen in the world gives me pause and hope when I otherwise see a preponderance of mealy mouthed, milquetoast, fat, slow, hunched over, starry-eyed zombies everywhere I go. Soulless slouchers. Softies. Wimps, clueless in the pathetic, dependent little whiney girlyman lives. Hell, just the way many young men carry themselves-sagging, flopping shoulders... shuffling, stumbling feet... hanging heads... blank stares-combined with barely audible mumbling and a total incapacity for any meaningful dialogue makes me crazier than a bear in a nest of hornets.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Presidential Racism: Blacks Only at Obama White House Press Award Ceremony

H/T to ZIP

Fox News: WH on "closed" Press Award today
Josh Earnest, deputy White House Press Secretary, tells Fox the president's reception this afternoon with the National Newspaper Publishers Association is a "special access" event that the representatives of African-American community newspapers will cover as participants. The event will not open to daily White House reporters.

Stories of the event, Earnest says, will be published in African-American community newspapers across the country and in that sense the event will be "covered." But the White House says the National Newspaper Publishers Association is giving the award to the president and is therefore being given its own event because of its historical focus on African American issues.

'Prophet carpet' goes for $5.5m

BBC reports: 'Prophet carpet' goes for $5.5m

Wanna make sure a Muslim murders you? Try walking on his 5.5 million Dollars carpet.