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Dictators at UN support genocide

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July 23, 2014: UN emergency session on Gaza: Hillel Neuer speaks out [6:29]

Note in the transcript not only what Neuer had to say, but also who tried to shut him up (brutal dictatorships) and who supported his right to speak (free nations). Also note that the Palestinian ambassador speaks against allowing Neuer to continue his statement, but also makes no attempt to deny that he said what Neuer says he did.

TRANSCRIPT: Testimony delivered today, 23 July 2014, by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer, at the UN Human Rights Council Emergency Session on Gaza

Mr. President, I have just returned here from visiting Israel to tell this assembly, and the world, about the grave situation that I witnessed and experienced.

Never before, in the history of Israel’s seven decades of existence, has its men, women and children come under such a massive aerial assault, forcing them, at the sound of air raid sirens day and night, to run for shelter.

An entire nation—towns, villages and cities, from the Negev Desert up to the Galilee, from the Judean hills of Jerusalem to the Tel Aviv seashore—has been under brutal and relentless attack, from more than two thousand mortars, rockets and long-range missiles, fired from Gaza toward civilians in every part of the Holy Land.

And never before, in the modern history of nations, has a free and democratic society come under such sustained bombardment from a terrorist organization, one that openly strives for and celebrates the murder of civilians, and that, as its general worldview, glorifies death.

Did the world ever imagine that the ancient city of Jerusalem—sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and replete with holy places that are recognized by the United Nations as protected world heritage sites—would be deliberately targeted by indiscriminate rockets? And yet it is.

During one air raid in Jerusalem, I ran down to the basement of a building with little children crying and traumatized. During an air raid in Tel Aviv, the neighbors of an apartment building showed great strength of spirit in defiance of terrorism, by reaching out to strangers in the shelters, as we heard the booms of the rockets above.

And as I was seated in my airplane, about to depart and return back here to Geneva, the air raid siren went off around the airport. We all had to rush off the plane and seek shelter. You’ve heard the news today: that international airlines are now ceasing to fly to Israel because of this danger.

I believe that the world should salute this terrorized, besieged and embattled nation, which has refused to surrender to demoralization, instead showing such courage, resolve and strength of spirit in surviving—and resisting—this massive aggression. And people should consider: Is there any precedent in world history for a nation passively to suffer a three-week bombardment of its civilian population, by more than 2,000 deadly rockets?

The attempt by Hamas to shut down Israel’s sole international airport, in a country already besieged by land from hostile forces from north to south, would constitute the strangulation of an artery vital to the life of Israel’s people and economy. These acts of aggression also target the sovereign rights of the nations under whose flags these airplanes fly. I ask each ambassador in this chamber to take a moment and imagine terrorists deliberately firing deadly rockets at the airports of Heathrow, Charles de Gaulle, or Frankfurt; Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, or Tokyo. How would your government react?How long would your nation wait before doing everything in its power to exercise its right, under international law and morality, to resist such aggression?

Mr. President, I turn now to the resolution upon which this Council will soon vote. The text before us denounces Israel, denies its right to self-defence, and disregards Hamas war crimes.

We ask: why does this Council refuse to say that which was said only two weeks ago by the Palestinian ambassador himself?

In an extraordinary moment of candor, Palestinian Ambassador Ibrahim Khraishi admitted, on Palestinian TV, that “each and every” Palestinian missile launched against Israeli civilians constitutes “a crime against humanity.”

And that, by contrast, Israel’s own response actions in Gaza “followed the legal procedures” because, as Hamas spokespersons admitted on TV, “the Israelis warned them to evacuate their homes before the bombardment; but, “as for the missiles launched from our side, we never warn anyone about where these missiles are about to fall or about the operations we carry out.”

Can any UN entity, or any individual, be truly for human rights when they refuse to say that which was said by the Palestinian ambassador himself?

Is it possible that the true purpose of this session is to silence the true victims and voices of human rights around the world by deflecting attention from the world’s worst abuses?

We ask all those who embrace hypocrisy and double standards: if in the past year you didn’t cry out whe thousands of protesters were killed and injured by Turkey, Egypt and Libya; when more victims than ever were hanged by Iran; women and children in Afghanistan were bombed; whole communities were massacred in South Sudan; hundreds in Pakistan were killed by jihadist terror attacks; 10,000 Iraqis were killed by terrorists—

[Egypt interrupts with an objection.]

President of UNHRC Session: We have a point of order. Egypt, you have the floor.

Egypt: Mr. President, I think we are meeting today for the special session to discuss the current crisis in Gaza and the violations committed within this crisis. So, I don’t see why we have a reason to discuss other issues relating to human rights situations on other countries.

United States of America: We think it is relevant to the subject under debate, and therefore you should allow the NGO to continue to speak.

Iran: We fully support the point of order made by Egypt.

Canada: We urge you to allow the NGO to complete their intervention, which is relevant to the discussions at hand.

Israel: It is important that civil society participate in this debate, and we request that you allow this NGO to continue.

Venezuela: We support the point of order made by Egypt.

Palestine: This is not a point of order, but more a clarification. The speaker will continue along the same lines if the speaker is not stopped. I would ask you not to waste any time on this so we can conclude this meeting in good time.

Cuba: It is inconceivable that a NGO should be able to come to this Council to distract us with the little time we have to debate an issue which is of such crucial importance as the genocide being committed currently against the Palestinian people.

President: I give the floor back to UN Watch, with the request that he adhere to the subject matter under discussion today.

UN Watch: Thank you, Mr. President. I’ll just note that there had been some questions whether the videotape interview of the Palestinian ambassador on Palestinian TV was genuine or not, but we see that the Palestinian ambassador has just intervened—and has failed to deny those remarks. Let the record show that.

Finally, we ask: If those who refuse to speak out for Palestinians—1800 Palestinians, if not more—who were starved to death, murdered, by Assad in Syria, but you cry out when Israel can be blamed, then you are not pro human rights, you are only anti-Israel.

Syria: We’re used to hearing this NGO creating divisions among the speakers, and speaking out of turn. It is strange to hear an NGO defending the killing of women and children, and the destruction of infrastructure in Palestine. I would hope that the speaker is no longer allowed to continue his statement.

President: I give the floor back to UN Watch.

UN Watch: Thank you, Mr. President. Let the world note: that in a session purportedly on Palestinian human rights, the government of Syria objected to us mentioning the 1800 Palestinians that they starved and murdered.

Transcript @ http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1285603&ct=14095511&notoc=1

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Six Minutes to Understand the Middle East Problem

Dennis Prager: The Middle East Problem

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Source:
http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/08/04/captured-hamas-combat-manual-explains-benefits-human-shields/

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Bibi to Barack: Don’t second guess me again

Bibi and Barack no love lost

Mike Miller writes at IJ Review:

Barack Obama and his administration have been at the forefront of calling for cease-fire after cease-fire from the outset. In every instance, those cease-fires have been violated by Hamas. While Obama said what he had to say Friday, it was almost as if he were shocked by the terrorist group’s latest violation.

The question is, why was he surprised? Hamas is a terrorist organization. It is designated as such by the U.S. State Department.

Terrorists don’t have a very good track record of honoring cease-fires or peace agreements. Instead, they exploit the other side in an effort to regroup. In the case of Hamas, it rearms, digs more tunnels and plots its next move – all aimed at the eventual destruction of Israel.

The reality is, Mr. President, until and unless the IDF – Israeli Defense Force – destroys Hamas rocket stockpiles, tunnels and other infrastructure, you can try to force all the cease-fires on Israel you want; Hamas will violate them every time.

Source:
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/163844-netanyahu-obama-latest-hamas-cease-fire-violation-never-second-guess/

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Jon Voigt defends Israel

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The following is a guest column by actor Jon Voigt that was published August 2, 2014, in The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jon-voight-pens-letter-ignorant-723007

My name is Jon Voight and I am more than angry, I am heartsick that people like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem could incite anti-Semitism all over the world and are oblivious to the damage they have caused.

They are obviously ignorant of the whole story of Israel’s birth, when in 1948 the Jewish people were offered by the UN a portion of the land originally set aside for them in 1921, and the Arab Palestinians were offered the other half. The Arabs rejected the offer, and the Jews accepted, only to be attacked by five surrounding Arab countries committed to driving them into the sea. But the Israelis won. The Arabs tried it again in 1967, and again in 1973, launching a sneak attack on the holiest Jewish holiday. Each time the Jews prevailed but not without great loss of life. And when Israel was not fighting a major war, it was defending itself against terrorist campaigns.

And yet Israel has always labored for a peaceful relation with its Arab neighbors. It voluntarily returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt in return for peace, and gave the Palestinians all of Gaza as a peace gesture. What was the response? The Palestinians elected Hamas, a terrorist organization, and they immediately began firing thousands of rockets into Israel.

After years of trying to make peace, the wars they had to fight, being attacked by their enemies, and still being attacked, and finally after years of running into bomb shelters and having hundreds of civilians killed by suicide bombers, civilians being killed in their sleep, stabbed to pieces, finding enough is enough and finally retaliating, instead of my peers sticking up for the only democratic country in that region, they go and take out poison letters against them.

You have forgotten how this war started. Did Hamas not kidnap and kill three young teenagers for the sake of killing, and celebrated after the killing? What a travesty of justice.

I am asking all my peers who signed that poison letter against Israel to examine their motives. Can you take back the fire of anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world now?

You have been able to become famous and have all your monetary gains because you are in a democratic country: America. Do you think you would have been able to accomplish this in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, et cetera? You had a great responsibility to use your celebrity for good. Instead, you have defamed the only democratic country of goodwill in the Middle East: Israel.

You should hang your heads in shame. You should all come forth with deep regrets for what you did, and ask forgiveness from the suffering people in Israel.

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This is how the Left rolls

I used to believe in things like “moderates” and “bipartisanship.”

Then I began to watch how today’s Democrats actually operate and got over it.

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The following is presented in its entirety because you MUST READ IT ALL to believe it!

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s Staff Threatens Taxpayer For Asking About Her Impeachment Claims

Congressional approval ratings are at a historic low, and after what has happened over the course of the last twenty four hours – I can see why. On the House floor Wednesday, longtime Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee made the startling claim that “We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had the authority.”

These are the moments when you say “Really?”

The problem here is that Rep. Lee lied to the American People inside the People’s House. Good thing for her that when you make speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives you are not under oath or under the threat of perjury. Perhaps that should change, but that’s another debate for another day.

Lied? Well back in 2008, Rep. Lee co-sponsored House Resolution 1258 entitled “Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. “

Today I called her Washington office to see if perhaps I was confused, and the representative from Houston was telling the truth. When reaching her D.C. congressional office, I asked the nice lady who answered the phone if she knew of the contradiction and could help my confusion. After clearly saying she was not speaking for the congresswoman, when asked about the fact there was a contradiction, she said “We are aware that the congresswoman has made contradicting statements in her remarks on the floor.”

When I pressed, and asked “Not as a representative but just as someone I am talking to, isn’t the fact that she said one thing in 2008 that is totally opposite of what she said yesterday – isn’t that really a lie?” The answer, honest but shocking, was “Yes I think that is a lie.” (Note the quotes are from memory, I didn’t anticipate that I would need to get them on record but I sure wish I had.)

That was startling. I asked to speak to someone in the office to register my thoughts on a congresswoman lying on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. From there, it got crazy but not as crazy, and then a little crazier.

I was transferred to a gentleman on Lee’s staff. When I again asked him about the contradiction and stated that perhaps I was confused, the man said “Oh look it here, we have one of those right wing, tea-bagger nut jobs on the phone taking his cues from FOX News.”

He then accused me of being un-American, raising his voice at me while asking me to calm down, and telling me that I am just on some mission to destroy our country. When I calmly asked for his name, he said “I don’t have to give it to you because I don’t want to show up on some right wing blog and be on your Twitter account.” Keep in mind, I never said who I was – he just made assumptions and attacked me. When I reminded him that he gets paid by our tax dollars, he said “I doubt you even pay taxes and the IRS will find you soon enough,” and hung up on me.

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H/t GP, Mindful Webworker

Obstructionists: Republicans Pass Border Bill, Democrats Declare it ‘Dead on Arrival’ in Senate by Greg Campbell – August 1, 2014
http://www.tpnn.com/2014/08/01/obstructionists-republicans-pass-border-bill-democrats-declare-it-dead-on-arrival-in-senate/

Jackson Lee’s Staff Threatens Taxpayer For Asking By Dwayne Horner – July 31, 2014
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/07/31/exclusive-rep-sheila-jackson-lees-staff-threatens-taxpayer-for-asking-about-her-impeachment-claims/

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Happy is the nation that loves the Lord

I will sing of Your power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

—Psalm 59:16 (verse 17 in Catholic translation)

Hamas Humiliate and degrade

I got news for you, bub.

Never. Going. To. Happen.

I got this in email:

An Israeli soldier on the border writes:

What’s happening here in the staging area [area where soldiers prepare to enter Gaza] is beyond comprehension, not rationally, not emotionally and beggars the imagination.

Almost every hour a car shows up overflowing with food, snacks, cold drinks, socks, underwear, undershirts, hygiene supplies, wipes, cigarettes, backgammon and more. They’re coming from the North and the Center, from manufacturers, from companies and private businesses, from prisons, Chareidim and Settlers, from Tel Aviv and even Saviyon.

Every intersection on they way down here we get stopped, not by the police, but be residents giving out food. What is amazing is that the entire situation wasn’t organized and everyone is coming on their own without coordination between the folks coming.

They’re writing letters and blessings, how they’re thinking of us all the time. There are those who spent hours making sandwiches, so they’re as perfect and comforting as possible.

Of course representatives of Chabad are here to help soldiers put on Tefillin and distributing Cha’Ta’Ts (Chumash, Tehillim, Tanya) for every troop transport and Breslov are showing up to the border and dancing with the soldiers with great joy.

The Chareidim are coming from their yeshivot to ask the names of the soldiers with their mothers’ names so that the whole yeshiva can pray for them. It should be mentioned that all of this is done under the threat of the terrorist tunnels and rockets in the area.
Soroka Hospital (in Be’er Sheva) today looks like a 5 star hotel. A wounded friend who was recently discharged told us how the MasterChef truck is parked outside and is preparing food for the wounded.

It goes without saying the amount of prayer services that are going on. On the religious front as well, there are lectures and Torah classes, all the food is obviously Kosher. Shachrit, Mincha, and Maariv with Sifrei Torah. They’re giving out tzitzit and Tehilim by the hundreds. It’s become the new fashion! The Rabbi of Maglan [Special Forces unit] told me that almost the entire unit has started wearing them, because the Army Rabbinate has been giving out tzitzit that wick away sweat. They’re gaining both a Mitzva and a high quality undershirt. We’ve started calling them “Shachpatzitzti” (a portmanteau of the Hebrew term for body armor and tzitzit). We’re having deep conversations late into the night without arguments, without fights and we find ourselves agreeing on most stuff.

We’re making lots of jokes at Hamas’s expensive and without politics. There’s lots more to add but my battery is running low and the staff has been requesting someone give a class on Likutei MoharaN (Breslov).

How happy is the nation that is like this.

H/t Jim

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Don’t believe Hamas propaganda

One of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa HOSPITAL in Gaza City.

Yes, a hospital. And it’s no SECRET that it’s there!

  • On July 15, 2014, William Booth of the Washington Post wrote that the hospital “has become a de facto headquarters for Hamas leaders, who can be seen in the hallways and offices.”
  • Back in 2006, PBS aired a documentary showing gunmen denying hospital staff access to protected locations within the building.

During the three weeks of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has been caught using not just hospitals, but also mosques and schools to hide militants and weapons, all of which are contrary to international rules of war created to protect civilians. When their actions result in casualties to their own people, they publish bloody photos and blame the Israelis.

  • On July 28, 2014, Hamas attempted to fire a rocket with a 220 lbs warhead at central Israel from a playground outside the Shifa hospital. It exploded on the site, wounding and killing dozens. Palestinians blamed the explosion on an Israeli air strike.

So why are reporters presenting Israel as the aggressor and Hamas as the victim? Because, unlike Hamas, Israel has never kidnapped or murdered any journalists who made them look bad. Currently, Hamas is refusing to allow any journalists to leave Gaza and at least one who failed to submit Hamas propaganda to his editors has been subjected to Hamas interrogation.

Instead of believing pro-Hamas news reports, listen to what Hamas actually says and does.

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Hamas Sermon from the Gaza Strip: “We will totally exterminate you. We will not leave a single one of you alive.” – July 2014

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Killing and dying as a form of worship

Son of Hamas

July 24, 2014: CNN interview with the son of the founder of Hamas

“Hamas is not seeking coexistence and compromise. Hamas is seeking conquest.”

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The Case for Israel

This is a MUST VIEW video.

OBAMA funding terrorism

Recent polls:

  • 82% are satisfied with Netanyahu’s performance during crisis, 10% are not satisfied. [July 24, 2014 Channel 2 poll]
  • 36.5% approve Obama’s performance on foreign policy, 55.2% disapprove. [June 11 – July 22, 2014: RCP Average]

John Kerry: The ONLY SecState in 20 years to fail at cease fire efforts in Middle East
http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/25/john-kerry-still-the-only-secretary-of-state-in-20-years-to-fail-at-cease-fire-efforts-in-mideast/

Palestinian children the media isn’t showing you
http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/07/25/palestinian-children-media-isnt-showing/

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Hamas decides to shoot at civilian airliners

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In other news, Obama’s SecState, John Kerry, was pointedly NOT invited to Israel-Hamas peace talks! The doofus decided to just go anyway. I cannot imagine any U.S. Secretary of State has ever been simply IGNORED where Israel’s safety was concerned. If anything is a sign of the success of Barack Obama’s campaign to degrade the United States from the number one moral leader and military power in the world to “just another nation”, this has to be it.

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