Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Get On Your Boots

by Camie Davis

Warning: you might want to put on a pair of boots and a mask before reading this because, quite frankly, you’re about to wade through a load of crap.

Following a Vatican sponsored two-week long meeting to discuss the plight of Christians in the Middle East, Lebanon-born archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, Cyril Salim Bustros, ended the meeting with this statement, “The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians, to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands . . . We Christians cannot speak of the ‘promised land’ as an exclusive right for a privileged Jewish people. This promise was nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people – all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people.”

If that weren’t enough, get out your shovel, because its about to get deeper. The following is taken from the Mideast Synod’s Report, called the "relatio post disceptationem" (report after the discussion). Note the sparse comments regarding Jews and Judaism verses the flowering prose regarding Muslims and Islam. In the document a mere 2 paragraphs sum up the relationship the Vatican has with Judaism, while 10 long paragraphs are written regarding Islam. Below are quotes from the Vatican's document:

“While condemning the violence whatever its origin and calling for a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we express our solidarity with the Palestinian people . . .”

Yet, then they quickly make the hypocritical point for Churches in the West not to take sides:
“The Churches in the West are asked not take the side of one party, forgetting the point of view and the conditions of the other.”

“The Declaration Nostra aetate of the Second Vatican Council specifically treats the relations between the Church and the non-Christian religions. Judaism has a special place in this document.” Kind of like Judaism had a special place during the inquisition?

“Initiatives for dialogue take place at the level of the Holy See and the local Churches. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict affects relations between Christians and Jews. Repeatedly, the Holy See has clearly expressed its position, appealing for both peoples to be able to live in peace, each in its own homeland, with secure and internationally recognised borders." Each in its own homeland? Okay, Vatican, surely you know history. The Palestinians have a homeland with borders. It's called Jordan.

“Judaism has a special place in this document.” Let your hearts be warmed, Jews, by that special place.

“Our Churches reject anti-Semitism and anti-Judaism.” Pause to laugh and regain composure.

“The reading of the Old Testament and a greater appreciation for Jewish traditions assist in better understanding the Jewish religion.” Thank you Archbishop Bustros for being the shining example of how reading the Old Testament leads to a better understanding of Judaism. Guess you’ve been reading an edited version of the Bible, huh? Perhaps someone could loan you a copy with Jeremiah 31:34,35 in it.

Now for the Church's totally unbiased, warm, fuzzy feelings towards the Muslims.
“The Church regards with esteem also the Muslims. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all- powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men.”

“There are many reasons for fostering relations between Christians and Muslims: all are fellow citizens, all share the same language and the same culture, not to mention the same joys and sufferings.”

“Our closeness to Muslims is strengthened by 14 centuries of living together, in enduring difficult moments as well as many positive ones.”

“Hence the essential importance of our educational institutions, which are open to all, effectively providing an education in friendship, justice and peace. The ecclesial movements also make a very valid contribution in this area. The Loving God loves Muslims.”

“We have the duty to educate our faithful for interreligious dialogue and in the acceptance of religious diversity, in respect and in mutual esteem. The prejudices inherited from the history of conflicts and controversies, on both sides, must be carefully faced, clarified and corrected.” Thanks, again, Archbishop Bustros for your shining example of facing, clarifying, and correcting prejudices.

“Dialogue is beneficial in the service of peace, in favor of life and against violence. Dialogue is the path of nonviolence. Love is more necessary and effective than discussion. We must not argue with Muslims but love them, hoping to elicit reciprocity from their hearts. It is necessary to avoid any provocative, offensive, humiliating action and any anti-Islamic attitude.” That’s because they save all the provocative, offensive, humiliating action for the Jews.

“To be authentic, dialogue must take place in truth. Dialogue is a testimony in truth and love. It is necessary to speak frankly about the truth, the problems and the difficulties, in a respectful and charitable way.” Archbishop Bustros, you’re battin’ a thousand!

“We all have to work together for the promotion of justice, peace, freedom, human rights, the environment and the values of life and the family. Socio-political problems are to be addressed, not as rights to be demanded for Christians, but as universal rights that Christians and Muslims defend together for the good of all.” Translation, “We all have to work together for the rights of the Palestinians.”

“It is necessary to eliminate prejudicial statements against others from school textbooks, and all that is offensive or misrepresents others. We shall try rather to understand the point of view of the other, while respecting different beliefs and practices. We shall emphasize what we have in common, in particular on the spiritual and moral level.” Who needs prejudicial statements in school textbooks when you’ve got Archbishop Bustros as a spokesman?

“Whether we are Muslims or Christians, we must pursue a common path together. Although we differ in our understanding of man, of his rights and freedoms, we can together find a clear, definite foundation for joint action, for the good of our societies and our countries.” Ahem, again this pertains to Palestinians only, as the Church clearly stated, like children on a playground, that they are on the Palestinians’ side.

Well, there you have it, my friends, loadis excrementum straight from the Catholic Church’s mouth . . . or arse. Take your pick as both ends are spewing the same thing.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Saved from Islamophobia

Originally posted at American Thinker

Author Eric Metaxas opens his book Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy with the words, "At the beginning of the war, it was possible to separate the Nazis from the Germans and recognize that not all Germans were Nazis. As the clash wore on . . . distinguishing the difference became more difficult and vanished altogether.”

I have to admit, I was heading in that direction. Yes, it’s a different decade, different Overseas Contingency Operation, different man-caused disaster, different sect of people; but the same blurring of lines. Much to the chagrin of Obama and Brennan, I was beginning to deduce that there was no such thing as a moderate Muslim. Then Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf, moderate Muslim and bridge builder ad infinitum, rode in to save the day. Arriving just in time to remind me, the lost American infidel, how wrong I was to blur the lines between radical and moderate Muslims.

Thank you, Imam Rauf, for shaking me out of my Islamophobia. Thank you for being a shining example of a moderate Muslim. To safeguard against the danger of backsliding, I will hang this list on my fridge, reminding me daily what you, a moderate Muslim, and others like you believe.

Moderate Muslims:
Believe that good hygiene is important and remind us to wash our hands . . . after all, we Americans have been walking around with the blood of 500,000 Iraqi children on our hands.

Believe that it is important not to exclude any groups from their religion . . . therefore, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Islamic Resistance Movement are all considered legitimate “religious movements” within Islam.

Believe, as supported studies show, that terrorists like al-Qaeda target only “political objectives” . . . codeword for “Western-influenced infidels” or anyone else on the planet who does not agree with or abide by Islamic ideology.

Believe that good reflexes are important . . . therefore, as long as the West keeps “provoking,” the jihadists have a right to continue to react defensively.

Believe in giving proper credit were credit is due . . . therefore, moderate Muslims remind us that Osama bin Laden was made in the USA.

Believe in Israel’s right to exist . . . as a one-state country. (Please note: Any tendency to believe a Muslim, who supports Hezbollah and Hamas, is implying that Israel will one day be a one-state Muslim country is counter-productive to the image of a moderate Muslim.)

Believe in funding aid boats to Israel . . . and then enjoy the world-wide attention for the Free Gaza Movement after passengers on boats readily greet IDF soldiers with weapons.

Believe in separation of church and state . . . or conquering the state, since the only law that Muslims need exists already in the Koran and the Hadith. Separation shall promptly cease, though, when one goes on a good-will tour funded by the U.S. State Department or when rebuilding mosques overseas with US tax dollars. At that point, the church and state become joined at the hip

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jews, Take me to Your Leader . . . and to His House

So what’s a nice non-Jewish girl like me, living in the heart of the Bible-belt, doing mourning the destruction of the Temple? I’m mourning because somewhere deep inside, I get it. At least to the point that a non-Jewish girl living in the heart of the Bible-belt can get it. And just what exactly do I get? That the Temple is the key to everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. Want to save the planet? Build the Temple.

I know, I know. This is not a very popular idea among many people. Excuses abound. Theologies contradict. Religious factions threaten. Modern-day intellectuals dismiss. But, really, there is only One opinion that counts. G-d chose Jerusalem as His abode forever. Forever didn’t expire in 2010, so I think it’s safe to assume that He still wants a Temple.

For some Jews, the idea of the Temple is antiquated. They believe ideas such as: That was then, this is now. We are too sophisticated for a Temple. In our day and age the Temple is just a spiritual concept, therefore a physical structure isn’t needed. The animal sacrifices performed at the Temple are outdated and barbaric. The Temple will simply drop down from Heaven when the time is right. Nothing should be done until the Messiah is revealed, etc.

For many Christians, the idea of the Temple is just a means to an end. They believe ideas such as: The Temple is only important regarding the prophetic time clock. The Temple will be built, but only so the apocalyptical figure, the anti-Christ, can make it his throne. We are the Temple of G-d so there is no need for a physical structure. Animal sacrifices are no longer needed, so why have a Temple? Who cares about the Temple, I’m due to be raptured any minute, etc.

Yet, despite all of the excuses and diverse beliefs, G-d asked for a house on earth. Even King Solomon was a little surprised by such a request. The King of the Universe wants a house on a mount in Israel? “But even the heavens can’t contain you, much less this house I’ve built,” he said. He was right, kind of. Yes, this entire universe is like a quark, the smallest particle known, compared to the vastness of G-d. But the thing is, G-d likes to interact with humans. How does He do that? By allowing us to experience His presence. And He designated one specific spot on earth for the majority of His presence to be felt and experienced. The Temple.

If G-d wants a Temple to house His presence, who are we to argue? He left blueprints for the house. King David bought the “lot” for the house. (I suspect Dayan might have gotten a bit of a tongue-lashing after departing this world for giving partial control of the lot back into the hands of, ahem, how shall we say, the “neighbors.”) But the point is, Israel, you have the blueprints, you have the lot, so what are you waiting for? If you build it, His presence will come. That is why the Temple is the key to EVERYTHING. “Sing and be glad, Israel, for behold I am coming and I will dwell in your midst. Many nations will join themselves to Me on that day . . . Hashem will choose Jerusalem again.”

Every human carries a divine spark within them. Some make choices that continually diminish that spark, while others make choices that continually expand that spark. We all have the potential to be vessels of Hashem’s presence. What is the result of His presence within us? Peace, genuine love, generosity, mercy, kindness, forgiveness . . . you know the feeling. The feeling of doing the right thing, of governing your life with wisdom, of divine love shaping your relationships; all resulting from His presence in our lives. But we are only human, therefore we are capable of housing only so much of His presence. There is a need for so much more of His presence in the world. But where is the vessel to contain that presence? It is missing. It is the Temple.

The Temple will be the focal point of all of G-d’s presence, or at least as much as this physical world can contain. The intensity of His presence will change everything. There will be no a question of Who the One true G-d is. There will be no question of who the land belongs to, much less what the borders to that land are. Our striving to know G-d, to focus on Him and the things that really matter will become so much easier.

Our souls run on batteries, so to speak, that continually need to recharge. And thankfully we have the guidance of G-d’s Word and the teachings of the sages to show us how to recharge. But when the Temple is here, it will be THE power station. It will be the place where G-d’s energy is directly poured onto the earth, which will then emanate to the every square inch of the earth. People from all over the world will travel to Jerusalem to experience His presence first-hand, “It will happen, the mountain of the Temple of G-d will be firmly established as the head of the mountains, and it will be exalted and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will say, ‘Come, let us go up to the Mountain of Hashem, to the Temple of the G-d of Jacob, and He will teach us of His ways and we will walk in the paths.’ For from Zion will the Torah come forth, the word of Hashem from Jerusalem. He will judge among the nations, and will settle the arguments of many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, nation will not lift sword against nation and they will no longer study warfare.”

People flocking to Israel, world-wide problems being solved, warfare ending; all for a reason. Because the Temple is rebuilt. Do most Jews view Isaiah’s vision as a fairytale or as an allegory? Because the majority of Jews don’t seem to be rushing to build the Temple. Nor do they regularly visit the place that the Temple once stood. Even the secular voices of the Israeli police and intelligence community have expressed what an impact it would be for Jews to visit the Temple Mount. Authorities said, “If only more Jews would visit the Temple Mount on a regular basis, the entire balance of power would shift. There would be a paradigm shift; the attitude of the government and the police would be different towards the Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount. The Muslim terror would be abated.” They ended by saying, “Many Jewish people visiting the Temple Mount would be the cure to the overall security situation.” I don’t know if it would be the overall cure, but at least it would be a very good start.

Jews, it’s time for you to recognize and fulfill you role, (which some of you are doing with all of your heart and soul). You are special. You are chosen. You are the designated builders of the throne of The King of the Universe. But the job isn’t getting done, therefore He asks, “Is this the time for you to sit in your own houses, while my House is in ruins?” That’s a powerful question that deserves to be answered. Groups like Habit for Humanity build a house in a few days for homeless people. How long has G-d been homeless in Jerusalem? Nearly two thousand years. It’s time for a Habitat for Hashem. His presence has been homeless for far too long.

I hope and pray that this will be the last year that anyone mourns on the 9th of Av. “Hashem, Master of Legions says: The fast of the fourth month and the fast of the fifth month will be to the House of Judah for joy and gladness and for happy festivals . . . In those days it will happen that men, of all the different languages of the nations, will take hold, they will take hold of the corner of the garment of a Jewish man, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that G-d is with you!’” I’ve grabbed ahold. Now are you going to start moving? Take me to your Leader. Take me to where He lives. We, the nations, are waiting. So is He.

Camie Davis © 2010

Geert Wilders and King Hussein Agree That Location is Everything

Originally posted at American Thinker

Whenever Geert Wilders is ready to write his memoir, I've got the perfect title: A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity on Steroids. As if we needed another reason to love the refreshingly bold Wilders, he gives the sane, logical, knowing-right-from-wrong crowd another huge one. Hitting a grand slam out of the tell-it-like-it-is park, Wilders declared, "Jordan is Palestine."

Wilders, who leads the right-wing political party in Holland, said he believed Jordan's name should be changed to Palestine. He stated, "There has been an independent Palestinian state since 1946, and it is the kingdom of Jordan. Changing its name to Palestine will end the conflict in the Middle East and provide the Palestinians with an alternate homeland." Brilliant! Place the problem child right back in the lap of the nation who threw it under the bus.

Just in case that wasn't enough to rile the Arab world, Wilders also said, "If Jerusalem falls into the hands of the Muslims, Athens and Rome will be next. Thus, Jerusalem is the main front protecting the West. It is not a conflict over territory but rather an ideological battle, between the mentality of the liberated West and the ideology of Islamic barbarism."

On a roll, Wilders also called on the Dutch government to refer to Jordan as Palestine and to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

As you probably guessed, Arab leaders were a bit miffed at Wilders and "summoned" him to give an explanation. Jordan's minister for media affairs and communications, Nabil Al Sharif, asked for clarification.

Well Mr. Sharif, since Wilders is busy fighting the Islamization of his country, I've got a better idea. Ask your own king to explain. Wilders is simply letting out the genie that revisionist historians and politicians have tried to keep bottled. Jordanians, for decades, were avid proponents of the "Jordan is Palestine" position. They used that position as justification for the annexation of the West Bank, arguing that Palestine was one single, indivisible unit, and that Jordan was the legitimate governing body of Palestine. Your government, Mr. Sharif, including your king's father and grandfather, espoused the "Jordan is Palestine" claim that you are now so enraged by:

"We are the government of Palestine, the army of Palestine and the refugees of Palestine." Prime Minister of Jordan, Hazza' al-Majali, 23 August 1959

"Palestine and Transjordan are one." King Abdullah, Arab League meeting in Cairo, 12 April 1948

"Palestine is Jordan and Jordan is Palestine; there is one people and one land, with one history and one and the same fate." Prince Hassan, brother of King Hussein, addressing the Jordanian National Assembly, 2 February 1970

"Jordan is not just another Arab state with regard to Palestine, but rather, Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan in terms of territory, national identity, sufferings, hopes and aspirations." Jordanian Minister of Agriculture, 24 September 1980

"The truth is that Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan." King Hussein 1981

Thank you, Geert Wilders, for echoing voices from the past and reminding us what revisionists want us to forget. The entire farce of the Palestinian cause is literally a house

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Obama's Rhetoric Void of Substance . . . Again

Did you see the headline? If another boatload of “peace activists” leaving Italy reaches Israel, U.S. military forces will be sent to help Israel? Yeah, okay, I didn’t see that headline either. But if I close my eyes, I can almost see it. After all, Obama’s new counterterrorism policy unveiled last week has given me hope that something along those lines could happen . . . in my dreams. In Obamaworld it will never happen as substance has yet to back his rhetoric. But, if Obama were going to live up to his talk, U.S. military aid would be on its way to Israel right now.

Last week John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism uveiled Obama’s approach to meeting the “distinct challenges” of the 21st century. The most immediate challenge, Brennan said was, “First, destroying al-Qaeda and its extremist affiliates, and second, the longer-term challenge of confronting violent extremism generally, including the political, economic and social forces that can sometimes put individuals on the path toward militancy.”

Brennan continued to say, “The President’s strategy is clear and precise. Our enemy is al-Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates. For it was al-Qaeda who attacked us so viciously on 9/11 and whose desire to attack the United States, our allies, and our partners remains undiminished. And it is its affiliates who have taken up al-Qaeda’s call to arms against the United States in other parts of the world . . . The President’s strategy is unequivocal with regard to our posture. The United States of America is at war. We are at war against al-Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates . . . the United States will disrupt, dismantle, and ensure a lasting defeat of al-Qaeda and violent extremist affiliates.”

Could it be any clearer? If the President were actually going to live up to his own words, our military would already be at the side of the IDF. Israel was just attacked by terrorists. Organizing and participating in the “aid” flotilla was the Turkish IHH (Insani Yardim Vakfi “humanitarian relief fund”). IHH is a radical Islamic organization, established in 1992 by a member of the Turkish Refah Party and formally registered in Istanbul in 1995. It has direct ties with al-Qaeda. It also has ties to Hamas and Hezbollah, which the U.S. seems to just shrug at these days. But al-Queda? According to Obama, that’s a different story. We will destroy them because they are bent on destroying us and our allies. Like I said, it’s a nice dream.

Incidentally, Brennan’s speech, which is posted on the official website of the White House, spells al-Qaeda two different ways. If they can’t even decide how to spell it, imagine how proficient they will be in destroying it.

As anti-Israel aid convoy nears Gaza, the government responds

Originally posted at American Thinker

Richard Goldstone must be feeling proud today. After all it is the winds of the U.N. Goldstone Report driving the Freedom Flotilla into the harbor of Gaza. Perception is often considered reality. And there is no greater example of perception trumping reality than the idea that Israel has caused a humanitarian crisis in Gaza and that ships full of international aid must come to the rescue.
Noble Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire, who is participating in the Freedom Flotilla, added to the perception of crisis in her piece "Tribute to the People of Gaza." Maguire writes, "In 2007 Israel commenced its devastating blockade of the strip. Essentially the blockade represents a draconian policy by Israel. A minimum amount of basic subsistence goods are allowed to enter the strip with the intention of holding a malnourished population just short of outright starvation." She ends by saying, "This trip will again highlight Israel's criminal blockade and illegal occupation." Not once in her pontificating piece did she mention the criminal and illegal activities of Hamas, who are the real reason Israel denies carte blanche entry of all shipments into Gaza.
Trying his best to counter the propaganda, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, "The aid convoy is violent propaganda against Israel, and Israel will not allow its sovereignty to be threatened in any way, in any place - land, air or sea. There is no humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Despite Hamas' war crimes against Israeli citizens and the thousands of rockets fired at Israeli towns, Israel continues to respond in the most humane way possible."
In the short message below, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Yigal Palmor also tries to dismantle the perception that Israel denies the people of Gaza humanitarian aid. Palmor reminds the world that over a million tons of aid have been allowed into Gaza since 2009. That's almost a ton of aid for each man, woman, and child in Gaza. One would think that such facts would take the wind out of the flotilla sails. But the Goldstone gale will most likely prevail for a very long time.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Can You Stoop Any Lower Than Supporting a Mosque at Ground Zero?

Where’s a pleasantly plump, fluent Yiddish speaking grandmother when you need one? Because there are a few people in New York City who need a slap across the head while asked the question, “Are you meshuggeneh!?!”

In a 29-1 vote, with 10 abstentions, a New York City community board voted late Tuesday to support a plan to build a mosque and cultural center near ground zero. Technically, the builders don’t need the approval of the community board. But, hey, why blow a chance to show the world your all-out approval of Islam?

Here’s a few voices of “reason” in favor of the mosque that are sure to make you look for the nearest wall to bang your head against:
"It's a seed of peace," board member Rob Townley said. "We believe that this is a significant step in the Muslim community to counteract the hate and fanaticism in the minority of the community."

"The moderate Muslim voice has been squashed in America," said Bruce Wallace, who said he lost a nephew in the 9/11 attacks. "Here is a chance to allow moderate Muslims to teach people that not all Muslims are terrorists."

Defending his position of denouncing offensive speech directed at him or at Muslims, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said, "What I want people to do is to take a look at the totality of what they [the Muslims] are proposing. What we're rejecting here is outright bigotry and hatred . . . we have to balance diversity and look for opportunities to bring different groups together." (I don't know about you, but when I look at the "totality" of what Muslims are proposing, it scares the hell out of me.)

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said there were no security concerns about building a mosque in the area. (Yes, I paused at this point too, to LMAO.)

Cultural diversity. Political correctness. Standing up for “moderate” Islam. Hey New York City board, why don’t you ask Europe how that plan is working out for them. You are a disgrace to the victims of 9/11, to their families, to your community, and to your country.

CAIR Discovers Southern Tea Partiers Have a Mind of Their Own

Originally posted at American Thinker

What does the opposite of dhimmitude look like? Take a look at the Tennessee Tea Party, Pamela Geller, and Republican Rep. Steven King and you'll see. Not kowtowing to the demands of The Council on American-Islamic Relations to drop Geller as a speaker at their inaugural convention, the Tennessee Tea Party kept the "call it as I see it" Geller in it's line-up.
In a press release conveying their reasoning for preventing Geller from speaking, CAIR described Geller as an extremist anti-Islam speaker, far-right blogger, who heads the hate group Stop the Islamization of America. Nice try CAIR, but the Tennessee Tea Party didn't budge.
Responding to a standing ovation at the Tea Party convention with her usual moxie-infused style, Geller said, "Thank you for having the guts to have me speak. You think you're in a little room in Gatlinburg, but this is a battlefield in the information war. They [CAIR] try to shut up everybody who speaks against them. How dare they attack one human thought while they try and impose shariah law in America? They smear all of us so nobody will hear what we say. I am warning you that freedom of speech is the line in the sand."
Failing in their attempt to remove Geller as a speaker, CAIR focused their efforts on Iowan Republican Rep. Steven King. CAIR asked King to cancel his participation in the event if Geller remained on the program. Apparently not lacking a crucial part of his anatomy that so many politicians seemed to have lost when dealing with CAIR and the likes, King sided with Geller. Spokesman for King, John Kennedy, said that he believed the Tennessee Tea Party should be commended for including Geller in its line-up of speakers. He also added, "The beauty of the First Amendment is that it protects even controversial political discussion. The shame of radical Islam is that it punishes, in some instances with death, dissenting views."
Thanks Tennessee Tea Partiers, Geller, and King for acting like red-white-and-blue-blooded Americans who aren't ready for the kind of "relations" CAIR desires. Whatever you've been putting in your tea needs to make the rounds in D.C.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jerusalem Day

Originally posted at American Thinker.
This week in Israel, Jerusalem Day was celebrated. It was a day to commemorate the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem under Jewish sovereignty during the Six Day War -- a historical moment that Israelis will never forget. Yet as talk of pre-1967 borders surfaces again and the insistence of Jerusalem being on the chopping block remains, Obama is asking Netanyahu to forget Israel's valid historical moments, and instead "seize an historic opportunity" to make peace with the Palestinians through a process that is predicated on decades of lies and propaganda.

Attending the Jerusalem Day celebration in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said, "The battle for Jerusalem is a battle for truth. There can be no justice without truth and if there is a perversion of justice vis-à-vis our city and nation, it means the truth has been perverted, because the truth is that Jerusalem is our city and we never compromised on that."

The Speaker of the Knesset, MK Reuven Rivlin also spoke at the event, "Today it is clear that a unified Jerusalem under Jewish sovereignty is not a given. We have reached the stage where the world claims that we have stolen the city and wants us to turn the clock back 43 years."

For those of us who turn the clock back and look at Israel's history through non-propaganda eyes, we are reminded how absurd it is that Israel is asked and expected to make concessions to the Palestinians. A few truths to counter the propaganda are:

The Jews have considered Jerusalem as their capital for over 3000 years. The Palestinians have considered Jerusalem as their capital for over 30 years.

The 13th century Arab biographer and geographer Yakut noted, "Mecca is holy to Moslems, and Jerusalem to the Jews."

At the start of the Six Day War, on June 5, 1967, Prime Minister Eshkol sent a message to King Hussein stating that Israel would not attack Jordanian controlled Jerusalem unless he initiated hostilities. Jordan attacked. Israel won. To the victor belong the spoils.

Both in 1948 and 1967, Palestinian Arabs left the region to avoid being caught in the crossfire of the wars, creating many refugees. Besides Jordan, the Arab nations who initiated the wars did not help the refugees.

"I don't want to impugn anybody, but only to help the refugees. The fact that there are these refugees is the direct consequence of the action of the Arab states in opposing partition and the Jewish state," Emil Ghoury, a member of the Palestinian Arabs' national leadership, in an interview with the Beirut newspaper, Daily Telegraph, 1948.

"Since 1948 Arab leaders have approached the Palestine problem in an irresponsible manner. They have used the Palestine people for selfish political purposes," King Hussein, 1960.

Some Palestinian Arabs did return to Israel. Economic assistance was provided by Israel. Arabs in the Gaza Strip were moved from camps to new homes. This caused protests from Egypt, which had offered no assistance to the refugees when it controlled the area.

Arabs who had lived in East Jerusalem were given the option of retaining Jordanian citizenship or acquiring Israeli citizenship. They were recognized as residents of united Jerusalem and given the right to vote and run for the city council.

The name "Palestinians" originally denoted a region, not a race. Both Arabs and Jews who lived in Palestine at the start of the 20th century were known as Palestinians.

"There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity . . . yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel," Zuhair Muhsin, member of the PLO Executive Council.

A British mandate in 1922 "equally" divided the land between the Arabs and the Jews giving 77% to the Arabs and 23% to the Jews. The land given to the Arabs was Trans-Jordan, which eventually became Jordan. Both King Hussein and Arafat publically stated, "Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan."

A Palestinian statehood crisis did not exist until Israel was controlled by the Jews. Before Israel was declared a Jewish nation again, Arabs in Palestine defined themselves politically as Syrians and Jordanians.

"You do not represent Palestine as much as we do. Never forget this one point: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity, and there is only Syria. You are an integral part of the Syrian people, and Palestine is an integral part of Syria. Therefore, it is we, the Syrian authorities, who are the true representatives of the Palestinian people," Syrian President Hafez Assad to Arafat.

"Why is it that on June 4, 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian? We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians. They removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag," Walid Shoebat, former PLO terrorist.

Arafat was offered Palestinian statehood. He turned it down. The on-going conflict is not about geography. The fact that Israel exists is the real conflict. As former Egyptian President Nasser said, "The existence of Israel is in itself an aggression . . . an aggression against the Palestinian people." Nothing has changed in that regard.

Beginning in the 1920's, the Grand Mufti Amin al-Husseini, who had deep ties with the Nazis, was the driving force behind opposition to any Jewish presence in the land of Israel. He set the stage for all resistance to Jewish self-governance in Israel. His tactic was known as the "Diplomacy of Rejection." It is now called the "Peace Process."

These conveniently forgotten facts and many more like them should not only be remembered on Jerusalem Day, but also anytime the "peace process" is mentioned. Jerusalem is the heart of Israel, a heart that should never be divided. If I forget you, O Jerusalem . . . not a chance.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

January 2013

by Shuli Wotever

One sunny day in January, 2013 an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama."

The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here."

The old man said, "Okay" and walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama."

The Marine again told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here."

The man thanked him and, again, just walked away.

The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama."

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Obama. I've told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer the president and no longer resides here. Don't you understand?"

The old man looked at the Marine and said, "Oh, I understand. "I JUST LOVE HEARING IT!" The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, "See you tomorrow, Sir."

Thursday, May 6, 2010


No really, the jokes over. Where are the hidden cameras? America’s being punked right? How else could you explain some of this week’s headlines:

A proposal to build a mosque steps from Ground Zero receives support

Obama to freeze funds for terrorism screening program

Students sent home for wearing American flag clothing on Cinco de Mayo

The United States is working with both Egypt and Russia to rid Israel of its nuclear weapons

White House seeks to soften sanctions on Iran


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Big Apple Mayor and Bad Apples

Originally posted at American Thinker:

With record speed, Mayor Bloomberg jumped through the we-will-not-racially-profile-Muslims hoop. Giving politically correct instructions, he said that New York City will not tolerate any bias or backlash against Muslim New Yorkers following the arrest of a U.S. citizen from Pakistan in the Times Square car bombing attempt. And just so you will sleep better at night, Bloomberg added that there are "a few bad apples among any groups."

Let's take a walk down memory lane to remember what a few of these "bad apples" have done to Americans.

Wheelchair bound American murdered and thrown overboard cruise ship by bad apples

Bad apple Palestinian teacher open's fire on observation deck of the Empire State Building

3 Americans kidnapped and beheaded in Iraq by bad apples

19 American troops killed in Khobar Towers bombing by bad apples

241 American troops killed in Lebanon barracks bombing by bad apples

4 American businessmen killed in Pakistan by bad apples

American journalist kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan by bad apples

2 agents killed and three others wounded when a Pakistani bad apple opened fire on CIA employees

4 Americans killed by remote-controlled bad apple bomb in cafeteria of Jerusalem Hebrew University on Mt. Scopus

6 killed when bad apple van bomb explodes in an underground parking garage below the World Trade Center

12 year-old & 16 year-old Americans injured by bad apple female suicide bomber in downtown Jerusalem

2 U.S. diplomats in Pakistan killed by bad apples armed with AK-47 assault rifles

American woman killed by bad apple suicide bomber in Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem

14 year-old American and his friend stoned to death by bad apples in Israel

2,740 Americans killed during 9/11 bad apples attacks

Father and 13 year-old daughter killed in Mubai bad apples attacks

Sadly, the list could go on and on. But at least you get the idea of how much damage "a few bad apples among any groups" can do. Especially when said group consists of over 1 billion apples.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Obama's Hearing Impairment

To help bring attention to a little known, but quickly spreading disease, new details have just been released regarding Obama’s annual physical. The president has been diagnosed with a hearing disorder known as MVPO Syndrome. It is a malady that causes one to hear Muslims’ viewpoints only. All non-Muslims wanting his or her voice to be heard; tough luck. Selective hearing has infiltrated the White House.

National prayer led by a pastor who has politically incorrect views about Islam? Forget about it, Muslims might be offended. Jewish students harassed on campuses? So what, get used to it. The Obama administration will not pursue such cases. After all, fits right into the Muslim Brotherhood's plans. Need a job? You're in luck . . . if you're a Muslim or want to do business under Sharia law.

Obama just hosted the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship to deepen ties between U.S. businesses and Muslim countries. Never mind America's high national unemployment rate. The official White House blog encouraged "entrepreneurs, investors, academics, leaders of entrepreneurship networks, foundations, and businesses and all those focused on advancing entrepreneurship in Muslim-majority countries, and Muslim communities" to get involved. Under Obama’s plan, contracts will be awarded through OPIC to spur investments in the Muslim world. "This is not simply an exercise in public outreach or public diplomacy," national security advisor Rhodes said. "We believe this is the beginning of forging tangible partnerships." Classic symptoms of MVPO Syndrome. First water down the idea of terrorism, then funnel more money into countries where terrorists are homegrown.

Even the New York Times recently recognized MVPO Syndrome in the article, "White House Quietly Courts Muslims in the U.S." James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute in Washington, described in the article how MVPO has helped his causes, "For the first time in eight years, we have the opportunity to meet, engage, discuss, disagree, but have an impact on policy. We’re being made to feel a part of that process and that there is somebody listening." Obama. Listening. Zogby.

Zogby has the nasty little habit of labeling Israelis as "Nazis" and Israel's actions against the Palestinians as "a Holocaust." He co-founded the Palestine Human Rights Campaign, which served as the propaganda arm of Yasser Arafat's PLO. He also served as a board member of the Human Rights Watch, one of the most bias organizations in the world against Israel. And he just happens to be against the Patriot Act. That pesky racial profiling really puts a damper on jihadists, oops Obamian faux pas, I meant to say, violent extremists’ travel plans.

Zogby is not the only one whispering sweet nothings into Obama's ear. Hamas’ deputy foreign minister, Ahmed Yussuf recently praised the effects of MVPO Syndrome, "This administration is different from the previous administration. We believe Hamas’s message is reaching its destination." Which really translates into English, "Become a Muslim violent extremist and your message will be heard by Obama loud and clear."

Average non-Muslim American, get used to your voice not being heard by Obama. The MVPO Syndrome bug was planted in his ears a long time ago and there is no known cure. White House doctors say that they may have pinpointed one of the carriers of MVPO Syndrome who most likely contributed to Obama’s disease. Remember the lunatic fringe pastor who the network media brushed off as no big deal? Wright’s rants spewed the MVPO virus for twenty years into Obama’s ears.

And just in case Wright’s rants weren’t enough, the church bulletin carried a friendly little message on the Pastor's Page by, none other than, Hamas. Just take a moment and picture the cozy scene of Obama with his lovely wife dressed in their Sunday best, snuggled comfortably on a pew together, waiting for the rant to start. As they wait, Obama browses through the church bulletin, and umm, how interesting to find an article by Mousa Abu Marzook, deputy of the political bureau of Hamas, Islamic Resistance Movement, entitled, "A Fresh View of the Palestinian Struggle." As he reads, Obama reaches up to scratch the tickle in his ear. It’s the MVPO Syndrome bug nestling down for a long stay.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Red Light . . . Green Light

Originally posted on American Thinker @ americanthinker.com

Admit it. We've all done it. When we're bored and have nothing else to do, we find a stopwatch, head down to the nearest intersection, and collect data to prove that traffic lights are discriminatory. Apparently, employees at the Economist have been quite bored lately.

According to a March 6, 2010 article in the mainstream British news magazine, traffic lights in Jerusalem "flick green only briefly for cars from Palestinian districts while staying green for cars form Jewish settlements for minutes." When asked by CAMERA to provide evidence for this charge, the Economist provided a list of intersections at which drivers from Arab neighborhoods are allegedly forced to wait at long red lights while drivers from Jewish neighborhoods go on their jolly way.

Of course this is not an unreasonable assertion. Being that Israeli technology is among the most developed in the world, one can only assume that cutting-edge traffic lights that can distinguish between an Arab and a Jewish vehicle indeed do exist. Expect a follow-up story soon giving details of the resolution passed in the next U.N. emergency session condemning Israel for traffic light violations.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

All For the Palestinians Stand Up and Holler!

Originally posted on American Thinker at americanthinker.com

Ah, spring is in the air. Time for the annual tradition of Israel Apartheid Week spreading across college campuses. UC Berkeley recently held an Israel Apartheid Week, sponsored by the Students for Justice in Palestine and supported by the Muslim Student Association. Immediately following Israel Apartheid Week the ASUC, the student senate at UC Berkeley, voted in favor of Bill 118: A Bill in Support of UC Divestment from War Crimes. Citing the "occupation" and “war crimes” committed by Israel the ASUC approved to divest funds from G.E. and United Technologies, which materially and militarily support Israel. Seems as if the ASUC tore a page out of the SJP playbook, which calls for college students to help punish the "Apartheid State of Israel" by demanding that their schools divest financial assets from companies doing business in Israel.

After ASUC president Will Smelko vetoed the bill, the ASUC met on April 14 to overturn his veto. Needing 14 votes, the meeting lasted until dawn ending with 13 votes and one abstention. For now, the vote has been tabled. Rachel Horning, a 19 year-old sophomore at UC Berkeley, has been elected to serve next year on the ASUC. Although not an official part of the vote, she did participate in the 10 hour-long debate before the vote. Horning is quick to point out that she desires the Middle-East conflict to end favorably for both sides, but she says, "The decisions made by a group of 18-22 year-olds regarding age-old politics has no place within the ASUC." Also, pointing out a glaring problem with the bill, Horning says, "The ASUC has no investments in either companies listed in the bill, and hasn't since 2008, thus proving that this bill is more of a symbolic jab at the Jewish community at Cal, than an actual call for boycott.”

I applaud Horning for recognizing the ASUC’s attempt to "armchair quarterback" from their campus. As Netanyahu once said, "Israel's security needs naturally look different from the banks of the Potomac than from the banks of Jordan." The ASUC states that they are armed with facts justifying their stance. Yet their facts are gathered from organizations with a long history of bias against Israel: the United Nations with its piece de resistance the Goldstone Report, The International Red Cross, the Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International (which recently announced the condoning of jihad "when done in self-defense"). Which brings us to the million-dollar question to ask the ASUC: What about Israel's right to self-defense? But, realistically, why should college students consider the conflict from Israel's point of view when world leaders don't?

President Carter and Mandela propagate "Israeli Apartheid." College students are just following their example. When Hamas claims it's message is reaching the White House, why should it come as a surprise that it is reaching college campuses too? When the "hip" president so quickly turns against Israel, why wouldn't it be "en vogue" for college students to turn against Israel? The list continues to grow of colleges hosting events which are blatantly anti-Israel. On the campus of UC Irvine, the poster-school for anti-Semitism, Hamas and Hezbollah are openly celebrated, supported, and allegedly funded by students. During one event at UC Irvine, speaker Malik-Ali who openly speaks of jihad, was challenged by a Jew in the audience and responded by saying, "If history is any indication, there will be peace when you are gone." Malik-Ali has also been a guest speaker at UC Berkeley.

Meredith Weiss, president of Fuel for Truth, which disseminates truth about Israel among the college-age demographic, sees firsthand the growing climate of anti-Semitism on college campuses. "There is a new anti-Semitism, and it has found its way to our campuses. This is one of the new fronts in what's called 'stealth jihad.'" Is Weiss an alarmist or a realist? Are groups such as the MSA, with whom one of the ASUC members lists as a "liaison," just garden variety college clubs, or do they in any form or fashion support jihad?

The MSA, which now has 150 chapters on college campuses in the US, was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The MSA Starter’s Guide: A Guide on How to Run a Successful MSA states, “It should be the long-term goal of every MSA to Islamicize the politics of their respective university. Aim to rise within the ranks of the union and to get on selected executive committees.” Sounds harmless enough. Brotherhood. Run for office. Until one realizes what the Muslim Brotherhood is.

The Muslim Brotherhood has provided the ideological foundation for all modern Sunni Islamic terrorist groups. When discussing Hamas, al Qaeda and Islamic Jihad, Richard Clarke, former national coordinator for security and counter-terrorism, stated in October 2003 testimony before a Senate committee: “The common link here is the extremist Muslim Brotherhood - all of these organizations are descendants of the membership and ideology of the Muslim Brothers.” Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of 9/11, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. In a memorandum by the Muslim Brotherhood on the "General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America,” their mission was to establish "an effective and stable Islamic Movement" in America. It stated that Muslims "must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within." The Brotherhood listed some 29 like-minded organizations seeking to realize the same goal. The MSA made the list.

Am I accusing the ASUC of being involved in jihad? Absolutely not. Is it safe to assume that college students are being influenced by groups that are involved in jihad? Absolutely. When members of Fuel for Truth speak to college students, Weiss describes their reactions, “Scores of students are shocked to learn that speakers Muslim groups have invited to campuses in the past were later arrested by the FBI in connection with terrorist groups.” Post 9/11 investigations have exposed multiple Muslim organizations in America which, to put it mildly, don't have America's or Israel's best interest in mind. With a president who encourages the public to bury their heads in the sand regarding radical Islam and jihad, it has become the responsibility of groups like Fuel for Truth to educate the generation who will move from being in college senates to being in the U.S. Senate.

The Berkeley senate denies that their actions are anti-Semitic. They also officially state that they are not “taking sides,” yet the very title of Bill 118 indicts Israel of war crimes. A bit of an oxymoron. Goldstone would be proud. Zak Meyers, at Fuel for Truth, so aptly reminds us, "At the end of the day, Thomas Friedman said it best: 'Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic, and saying so is vile. But singling out Israel for opprobrium and international sanction out of all proportion to any other party in the Middle-East is anti-Semitic, and not saying so is dishonest.'"

To stand against Israel's right to defend itself, is to stand against Israel's right to existence. To stand against Israel's right to existence, is to stand against Zionism. To stand against Zionism, is to stand against the Jews. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews - make no mistake about it." Bill 118 is anti-Semitic to its very core - make no mistake about it.

Camie Davis © 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Reagan and Obama; a Difference of Epic Proportions

Originally posted on American Thinker @ americanthinker.com

Have you felt the earth move the last several days? It's President Reagan rolling in his grave upon President Obama's foreign policy and nuclear goals being favorably compared to Reagan's modus operandi.
Remember a long time ago, in a galaxy far away, Reagan was at the helm guiding the Republic against an Evil Empire. Now with Obama at the helm, we are light years away from the leadership of Reagan. Appeasement of terrorists, political correctness, slow admittance that we are even in a war (or should I say "contingency operation"), believing that just saying no to nukes and singing Kumbaya will solve the world's problems . . . the list grows by the day of the blaring differences between the two presidents.
Natan Sharansky, who experienced the effects of the Evil Empire first-hand when he spent 13 years in the Siberian gulag, was asked by The Weekly Standard about Reagan standing up against the former Soviet Union. Sharansky said, "He had the moral clarity to understand the truth, and the courage both to speak the truth and to do what needed to be done to support it. It was a great, brilliant moment when we learned that Ronald Reagan had proclaimed the Soviet Union an Evil Empire before the entire world. This was the moment. It was the brightest, most glorious day. Finally a spade had been called a spade. Finally, Orwell's Newspeak was dead. President Reagan had from that moment made it impossible for anyone in the West to continue closing their eyes to the real nature of the Soviet Union."
So much for the days of calling a spade a spade as we face the new Evil Empire of terrorism. Under Obama's moral clarity and Newspeak, "Muslim extremist" and "jihad" are being removed from our vocabulary. Political correctness explains that terrorists are really the victims of social ills. Deterrent policies are thrown out the White House window. Israel is reassured that tough measures will be taken against Iran's nuclear program, and then yawn, that memo is placed in the "Eventually Impose Sanctions That Will Bite" file. What a reassuring promise considering all the appeasing bark that is behind the bite. Obama and Reagan being placed in the same category? The two don't even belong in the same galaxy.
Perhaps one of the things that drove Reagan to be such a great leader in the face of an enemy was knowing that the fight at large was for individuals. He was known to keep a list in his coat pocket of people in prison in the Soviet Union. Each time before Secretary of State George Shultz traveled to the former Soviet Union, Reagan would pull out the list and remind Shultz to raise those names to the Soviets. Natan Sharansky was on the list. His freedom was gained because the leader of the United States did not flinch in the face of evil, but systematically called for needed and expected changes.
I can't help but wonder what would happen if Obama carried a list of victims of terrorism in his pocket. Indeed Obama does seem to carry a list. A list of the perpetrators of terrorism to remind himself and his staff, not who they are fighting against, but rather who it is they will appease, aid, and abet. And it is a reminder to all of us of who seems to have Obama snugly in their pocket.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

There was a Terrorist and a Rabbi

I know, it sounds like a bad joke. But what is the difference between Islamic terrorists and a Rabbi who wants to pray on the Temple Mount? According to Shin-Bet, Israel's National Security Agency, not much.

March 16 was the First Annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day. The Temple Institute in Jerusalem was one of the many organizations that participated in the event. One of the main goals of the event was to raise awareness about the violation of rights of all non-Muslims who want to pray on the Temple Mount. Also, because Netanyahu did not include the Temple Mount in the recently announced "Heritage Plan," which listed sites of Jewish historical, cultural, and religious significance, awareness was raised for the inclusion of the Temple Mount on this list. The organizers of the event, and anyone who wanted to join them, planned to gather at the Temple Mount on the morning of March 16 in hopes of being allowed to ascend and pray (which of course they were denied access, after Muslims threatened violence). Organizers also encouraged the public to call, e-mail, or fax Netanyahu and encourage him to stop the violation of religious rights of all non-Muslims on the Temple Mount.

The announcement of the First Annual Temple Mount Awareness day got many people's attention; including a "cultural affairs" officer from the US Embassy in Tel Aviv. (Excuse my momentary rabbit trail, but I must take the opportunity to say: The capital of Israel is Jerusalem. Move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem!) The Temple Institute was established in 1987. No US government official has ever expressed interest in their work. But suddenly, after the Temple Institute helped point out that only Muslims were allowed religious freedom on the Temple Mount, an official from the US Embassy couldn't wait to talk to Rabbi Richman, who is the Director of the International Department of the Institute, about the "work of the institute." Rabbi Richman agreed to the conversation and later found out that in all likelihood, the "cultural affairs" officer was a CIA agent. The agent must have jumped to action after talking to Rabbi Richman, because soon an unexpected "visitor" knocked on the Rabbi's door. This time it was Israel's National Security Agency, known as the ISA or Shin-Bet.

The ISA decided to visit the Rabbi, mind you, not at his office, but at his home. During the "visit," the Rabbi was told to desist from all his efforts to influence the public or the government into taking action on issues regarding the Temple Mount. The Rabbi's actions, he was told, were damaging the relationship with the USA, placing a stumbling block in the path of the peace process, and inciting Arabs to violence. If he chose not to cease and desist, jail time awaited him.

I am honored to be a friend of Rabbi Richman. He and his wife are two of the holiest, most righteous people I have ever met. So I have to say "Hat's off!" to the fact that the CIA and ISA acknowledged that the prayers of such a man, especially when said standing upon THE most holy sight on earth, would indeed be a stumbling block to the so called "peace process" that our government has been trying to ram down the throats of the Jews for decades. But we all know that the CIA agent and ISA agents weren't acting upon a spiritual insight. No, their moronic actions fall right in step with what now seems to be considered normal. Muslims play the "threaten violence" card and the US and Israeli governments jump into action . . . and threaten a Rabbi.

A Rabbi who has devoted his life to teaching the life-giving principles of the Torah, who happens to think that the Temple would be a really good addition to the world, and who dons tallit and wants to pray on the mount where the Temple stood is put in the same category as men who devote their lives to teaching their children to kill and hate, who happen to think that the extermination of the Jews would be a really good subtraction from the world, and who don suicide belts. Yes, such clear logic of who the bad guy really is.

The ISA proudly displays on their official website that they are "charged with the defense of the state of Israel . . . against threats of terror, espionage, political subversion, and the exposure of state secrets." They have now classified Rabbi Richman into one of those categories. It's official. The world has gone mad.
Camie Davis © 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Making Memories

As most of you know, Obama did not afford Netanyahu the photo op courtesy given to all foreign diplomats who visit the White House. We now know why. He was busy at another photo op.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Woman to Woman

Hillary, can we talk? Just a nice little chat between us women. Honestly, I can't figure you out. Are you just simply against the Jews? Or are you trying to trump your husband? Since he didn't achieve peace in the Middle East are you trying to obtain the legacy instead? Psst, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. You are doomed to fail, just as your husband failed.

For a lady who has been lauded for her intelligence, when it comes to the Middle East, your actions have reeked of stupidity. Anyone who thinks you can negotiate with Islamic terrorists has lost touch with intelligence and reality. How many more years of failed negotiations and lost lives is it going to take before you realize this? And how long are you going to blame Israel for the failure of incompetent policies you represent.

Lately, it seems that one of your favorite pastimes is to berate and blame Israel for unraveling the "peace process." Did your boss, Obama, hold a gun to your head, or was it your brilliant idea to call Netanyahu and chew his ass out for 45 minutes? When was the last time Abbas was on the receiving end of one of your belligerent phone calls ? Oh that's right. My bad. You tend to kiss Muslim ass, instead of chewing it out.

What, pray tell, did Netanyahu do to incur the wrath of Hillary? He agreed to the building of 1600 homes for Jewish men, women, and children. Abbas + builders = bombs. Netanyahu + builders = homes. What part of that last equation insults you, Hillary? What caused your micro-hissy fit for the press,"The announcement of the settlements on the very day that the vice president was there was insulting," you said. Your assistant elaborated further on your insulted feelings (as violins played in the background), "The secretary said she could not understand how this happened, particularly in light of the United States' strong commitment to Israel's security and she made clear that the Israeli government needed to demonstrate not just through words but through specific actions that they are committed to this relationship and to the peace process." . . . . . . . Sorry for the pause, I had to run get tissue to wipe my tears away. You're right, Hillary, you must have reeled from the insult! How on earth could Israel want to build homes for its people in its own capitol?

Seriously, how dare you tell Israel that they need to demonstrate through ACTIONS their commitment to peace. How many rocket attacks from terrorists does one little country have to absorb? How many captured terrorists does Israel have to release in exchange for one captured Israeli soldier? How many more "Gush Katif's" does Israel have to give away? How many more of their own homes does Israel have to bulldoze? How many square miles does Israel have to reduce itself to? If Israel tied its own noose, would that finally be enough action for you?

Yet, after your unbelievable berating of Netanyahu for not being a good enough peace partner, you had the audacity to stand before thousands of Jews at the AIPAC conference and say, "Guaranteeing Israel's security is more than a policy position for me. It is a personal commitment that will never waiver." . . . . . . . I'm sorry, this time I needed a long pause to laugh.

Speaking of AIPAC, you also brought up the subject of Iran at the conference, "The United States is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons . . . Our aim is not incremental sanctions, but sanctions that will bite . . . We will not compromise our commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring these weapons." Really, Hillary? Do you remember what you did regarding Iran just a few weeks ago or was DEBKA's report wrong?

According to DEBKA, "Washington eased the threat of harsh sanctions hanging over Iran's head regarding its nuclear program at the very moment that it was beginning to take effect and Tehran was showing signs of stress. Tuesday March 2, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters [regarding sanctions against Iran], 'We are moving expeditiously and thoroughly in the Security Council, I can't give you an exact date, but I would assume some time in the next several months.'" And this after you had just assured a Senate panel that stiff sanctions would be clamped down on Iran "in the next 30 to 60 days." To top things off, the abrupt reversal of your policy took place just after Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak left Washington. Barak was given assurances that a new round of tough sanctions would be in place by the end of March. How did the timeline for doing something about nukes in Iran go from "30-60" days to "maybe doing something within several months?" Wow, that is "bite!"

Alas, our little chat must come to an end. I am out of questions for the time being. But I'm sure your folly will soon cause me to ask more. So for now, I will end by saying that I feel sorry for you. You were put in a position and given a chance to be a true ally of Israel. Used well, your position could have landed you in the hall-of-fame with other women throughout history who stood strong against Israel's enemies: Jael, Esther, Golda, Corrie ten Boom, Miep Gies. Instead, I'm afraid your alliance with Israel's enemies will liken you to Jezebel.
Camie Davis © 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It Wouldn't Be Prudent

It is with more frustration than usual that I give the "Wake Up and Smell the Falafel Award" today. I'm awarding a Jew. And sadly, this is the first Jew on a long list of Jews who need to be told to "Wake Up!"

A few days ago, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest synagogue movement in the United States, gave his opinion on the construction of new housing in Jerusalem: Don't build, at least for now. Yoffie said, "The Union for Reform Judaism, like most American Jewish organizations, supports a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty. This means that we believe housing units constructed in Jerusalem by Israel are not settlements and they are not illegal. But a great many things that are legal are not prudent or wise – and building in Arab sections of Jerusalem in the current political climate is one of those things."

Commence shaking of head and sigh. Don't you know Rabbi Yoffie, that the whole brew-ha-ha over Jews building houses in Jerusalem is not about houses? It's about that fact that you, a Jew, get up every morning and breathe. You exist. And that, Rabbi, is the current "climate" and problem of the Palestinians.

Several years ago, when my husband and I visited Malaysia, a young girl bluntly told me, "You Americans have no concept of history." I was taken aback by her brashness, but found that I could not argue with her. Most Americans' knowledge of history is last week's issue of People Magazine. So, not wanting to fall into the I-have-no-concept-of history category, I have made it a point to learn more about history and to be aware of current events. Especially when it comes to Israel. So that's why I've got to ask you Rabbi Yoffie, "Do you know your history?" And is it real history or is it the revisionist history touted by the Arabs that sadly so many Jews swallow hook, line, and sinker?

Do you remember, Rabbi, what Arafat (the inventor of the "Palestinian cause") was offered by Barak and Clinton? Hebron. STATEHOOD. Half of JERUSALEM. And what did Arafat do? He turned it down! Why? Because once again, the entire Palestinian cause is not about land, it's not about statehood, it's not about houses. It's about wiping Israel and every Jew off of the map. And somewhere down in your liberal heart-of-hearts you must know that. Somewhere in one of your Jewish molecules you must sense what this is really all about. It is about your survival. And why a non-Jewish housewife in Middle America gets this and Jews like you don't, is really baffling.

Rabbi Yoffie, you went on to say, "We [the Reform movement] remain committed to an Israel that is Jewish and democratic, we affirm our commitment to a two-state solution, and we support an active American role in the peace process." How noble of you to expouse such a view from the shores of America. Commitment to an Israel that is "Jewish and democratic" and belief in a "two-state solution" is such an oxy-moron. Have you seen who you think Israeli Jews should live side-by-side with. Have you heard the Palestinian chants lately? Have you counted how many rockets have been fired by Israel's Palestinian neighbors.

How hollow your opinion would sound to the Jewish family whose father was shot in the head by his Palestinian neighbors as he drove home one evening. How grotesque your view would be to the mother of the little girl who was playing in her room one Shabbat morning when a Palestinian ran into her home and put a bullet in her head. How utterly shameful your view would be to the family of the little boy in a kindergarten class who was killed by a rocket shot by his neighbors. I wonder how long it would take for your view to change if you had the courage to live in Israel to get first-hand knowledge of what the "two-state solution" would actually entail.

Another history pop-quiz Rabbi. Do you know how many Arab countries Arafat and his Palestinian followers tried to establish a foothold in before they squatted in Israel? Umm, interesting that you don't blame or expect Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria to step up to the plate and offer all the poor Palestinian people a state. Do your remember that Arafat and his followers got kicked out of all of these ARAB countries? So, logical next step. If your own people won't even offer you statehood, look to your enemy. And now Israel is expected to do what other ARAB countries wouldn't even think of doing.

But wait, it gets even better. Do you remember who the original Palestinians were? They were Arabs and, hold on to your yarmulke, JEWS. That's right, dating back hundreds of years, people who lived in the land of Israel were called Palestinians. That name denoted a PLACE not a race. (Try to retain that little nugget of info. It's really important.) The British, who ruled Palestine from 1917-1948, decided to divide the land between the "Palestinian Arabs" and "Palestinian Jews." Guess who got 77% of the "equal" divide? The Arabs. And guess what their land was called? Trans-Jordan. Interesting, huh? The Arabs were given the land that is now known as Jordan. Perhaps that's why King Hussein once said, "Palestine is Jordan and Jordan is Palestine." Arafat followed suit by saying, "What you call Jordan, is actually Palestine." Ah, just a few facts that revisionist historians don't want you to remember. But as a Jew, you should know this history inside and out. Today's Palestinians are Arabs who chose to remain or return to the 23% of the land that was given to the Jews in 1922, despite being given 77% of other land to live on.

So Rabbi, before you give another reformed opinion, put all these real facts in your pipe and smoke for awhile. And then tell me if you still think the prudent thing to do is for Jews, who are the G-d given rightful owners of Jerusalem, to quit building homes for Jewish men, women, and children in one little neighborhood that exists in the 8,019 square miles of Israel. Wake up, Rabbi, to yourself. You are Jewish. So act like one and quit helping the Palestinians cut your own throat.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Strange Bedfellows

I have a feeling that this won't be the last time Biden gets a "Wake Up and Smell the Falafel Award." Not much needs to be written about this one. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. Though I do have to ask, how on earth can Biden embrace and practically kiss Abbas, a man who is the leader of terrorists? Oh, I guess that's right. It's easy to embrace someone you sleep with on a regular basis. Get ready, though, Biden. Get ready for your lips to kiss something else one fine day. Israel has been given a promise: "Kings will be your nurturers and their princesses your wet nurses. With faces to the ground they will prostrate themselves to you; they will lick the dust of your feet," Isaiah 49:23.

Oh, and by the way, as you can see, there was a military "honor guard" display for Biden. However, the picture below shows the military "honor guard" display the day before Biden's visit. These are young "supporters" of the Islamic Jihad Movement March during a rally in Gaza City . Who do you think these children are being taught to hate? Not just Jews; all infidels. That means you, Biden. You and the administration you represent are sleeping with the enemy.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Another Coat of Revisionism Painted on Thick

Recently, Israel made a move that once again caused an uprising in the Muslim world. Iran, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan warned that the move Israel made was a provocation. Hizbullah and Hamas outrightly called for violence in response to Israel's move. Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas, visiting in Brussels, told the Belgian parliament that the move was a “serious provocation which may lead to a religious war.” And the constantly alert, ever faithful watchdog, The United Nations, even expressed “concerns."

What on earth did Israel do to provoke such outrage? Did they leak the flight plans of jet fighters soon to fly over Iran? No. Israel's move was so provocative that before I reveal it, you should double-check and make sure that no children are looking over your shoulder at the computer screen. Those who are faint-hearted, make sure you've taken your medication today. Because this is shocking! Are you ready? Deep breath. Here goes. Prime Minister Netanyahu announced that the ancient tomb of Rachel and the Patriarchs’ Cave will be included on the list of national Jewish heritage sites. And not only that, he also had the gall to add that the sites will be refurbished! Oh, Israel, what horror will you think of next?

If you have recovered from shock, we'll move on to more reaction from the Muslim world, since their reaction seems to be the only one that matters these days. Hizbullah said that Israel’s declaration represents "arrogance” and “is yet another example of aggression against Muslims holy sites and an attack on the dignity of 1.5 billion Muslims around the world.” Not to be outdone, Jordanian Minister Nabil Sharif said, “The Israeli policies that also seek to alter the historical and religious features on the ground in the occupied territories are rejected and are against international legitimacy principles.” And to top off the outcries, Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Hossam Zaki said in a statement: "This new Israeli position will only feed extremism, confrontations and violence, and it does not serve US efforts to revive peace.”

Did you catch that? "This NEW Israeli position . . ." And the world sits back and buys it. Revisionist history at its best. Yes, it's true. Netanyahu is the first Jew to read the book of Genesis and figure it all out. Can you imagine Netanyahu's excitement when he saw that Rachel and the patriarchs and matriarchs listed in the Bible were Jewish! That must be what led to his "new position."

This is not the first time Muslims have done a bit of revision. It has become en vogue for Muslim leaders to deny that there is any historical or religious connection between the Jews and the Temple Mount. Nice try boys! But your own leaders up until the 1950's printed handy-dandy little guide books about Jerusalem that quite correctly connected the dots between the Jews and the Temple Mount. The official 1925 Supreme Moslem Council (Wakf) Guide Book to the Temple Mount lists on page four, paragraph two, the Temple Mount's connection to the Holy Temple built by King Solomon on land purchased by King David, complete with a reference to II Samuel 24:25. This important fact was included in the official guide books until the 1950's when it began to be left out. Which reminds me of another book in which an important fact is left out. The Koran never mentions Jerusalem, nor its importance to Arabs. Not once. Interesting. But, hey, no problem to a revisionist!

Rachel's tomb is just the next site on a list of Jewish holy sites being historically revamped. It is now being called the "Bilal ibn Rabah Mosque" and is near and dear to Muslims' hearts. Which is frightening, considering what happens to places that Muslims cherish and claim as their own. Anyone remember Joseph's tomb? A site that Muslims claimed was special to them. A place they wanted to "watch over." So what did they do it? They destroyed it. A mob of Arabs using gunfire, stones, and firebombs systematically destroyed the holy site, reducing it to a smoldering rubble and tragically killed six Jews in the process. And now they want Rachel's tomb.

The Muslims' reaction to Netanyahu's announcement, is akin to a spoiled-rotten child who sees another child with a toy he wants. The Muslims start throwing a screaming tantrum and for some inexplicable reason, the world bends over backwards to pacify them, gives them the toy, and then the Muslims throw it down and start screaming for another one.

So today, the "Wake Up and Smell the Falafel Award" goes to all revisionist historians who are trying to paint the whole world "Muslim." And I have an uneasy feeling, America, that we better wake up soon or one day revisionism will hit our shores and the Statue of Liberty might just begin wearing a burka.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Poison in Carrickmacross

Something terrible has happened in the small Irish town of Carrickmacross. Their ale has been poisoned! This has caused some of its citizens and councilmen to do bizarre things. After downing a few pints of the tainted brew, they merrily went on their way and tore the page out of the town hall's guest book that Israeli Ambassador, Zion Evrony, had signed. It was a rip heard 'round the world.

Apparently, the five council members who voted to rip the page out and the citizens who protested Evrony's visit have been drinking the poisoned ale of anti-Israeli propaganda for awhile. The illustrious council members tried to physically bar Evrony's entry into the town hall to meet the mayor. Kudos to Mayor Mary Kerr Conlon, who did not partake of the councilmen's fodder. The "mature" councilmen shouted abusive comments and demanded that Evrony leave the town. Evrony was only able to enter town hall after the police intervened.

“Mr. Ambassador, you are not welcome here,” councilman Matt Carthy reportedly shouted to Evrony. “You represent a rogue government and this visit is unacceptable. What your government has been responsible for in Gaza and in the rest of the Palestinian territory has been completely unacceptable.” The report said that Carthy’s verbal protest continued when the ambassador posed for photographs with the mayor and that the police tried to restrain him.

The particularly vocal councilmen, Matt Carthy, who is a member of Sinn Fein, called for Mayor Conlon to apologize for inviting Evrony to town, and said she should be ashamed of herself for hosting a civic reception for someone who simply wasn’t welcome in Carrickmacross.

On his blog, Carthy described his efforts to sway Mayor Conlon to shun Evrony. "I immediately called her and outlined the huge insult that such a reception would be to all of those people in Carrickmacross and further afield who are continually horrified by the actions of the Israeli government, particularly in the Palestinian territories." He further stated, “To allow the page to remain in our visitors book would, I believe, forever sully the name and reputation of the council I am proud to have been a member of since 1999.” Carthy has received numerous "pats on the back" on his blog and Facebook page from citizens who applaud his actions.

The boisterous Carthy, appears to be a relatively young lad. Maybe his youth explains his misguided ignorance. I decided to write him and perhaps have a civil dialogue; try to find out what makes a young Irish man so vehemently anti-Semitic.

His response was revealing. He's practically a card-carrying sucker of the U. N. That explained a lot. The following is a "he said, she said" dialogue. First what he wrote to me, and then my thoughts to his delusions in parenthesis. He said, "Israel, has broken numerous UN resolutions, that's indisputable. [For its survival, Israel tends to break resolutions which are 100% anti-Israel, and in favor of terrorists.] "It has also been found guilty of deliberately targeting schools and hospitals." [Ah, yes get out the tissue and violins as you watch mainstream-media staged propaganda. The chances of a school or hospital being hit would be ZERO if the Hamas and PLO thugs did not hide behind skirts and diapers and stoop so low as to hide their ammo in ambulances.] "Now I know you'd say that Israel has also suffered that I don't dispute but the way forward is through dialogue and the Israeli government refuse to enter dialogue except on their own terms." [Imagine that! The Israelis have a few of their own terms before they sit down with a pseudo-government who backs terrorists and continues to publicly and privately call for the destruction of Israel.]

He goes on to say, "Our actions in Carrickmacross were simply an expression that we didn't want to be associated with the Israeli government while they act in contravention of international law. That is our right." [Yes, Matt Carthy, it is your right to be a complete and total idiot.]

"By the way," he feels compelled to remind me, "this cannot be regarded as anti-Jewish in any way. In fact I have received correspondence from a number of Jewish people who have expressed understanding of our actions. I know they are a minority but they too are entitled to their opinion." [Of course, what was I thinking? You and the citizens of Carrickmacross give me no reason, whatsoever, to think that any of your actions or beliefs are anti-Jewish." So let's use another word for it. Can we all say it together: ANTI-SEMITIC. And let me guess, the few Jewish people who expressed understanding of your actions were all named Goldstone.]

Ah, and I saved the best for last. He closed his note to me by stating, "Also I think your language regarding 'regret, very much' may be considered by some to be a threat of some kind and I would appreciate it if you didn't make that type of reference." [First of all, isn't it a bit ironic to be scolding me for a "threat" considering your party's ties to the IRA? The following is my big, bad, ugly "threat" that I wrote to him, "I'm afraid that you will one day regret, very much, your treatment of the Jews." Wow, what a threat, huh? But I should have known a warning on a SPIRITUAL level, insinuating that karma would most likely bite his Irish butt someday, would completely go over his head.]

After the council members passed the motion to rip Evrony's signature out of their guestbook, Carthy said, “Carrickmacross Town Council has redeemed itself and the Israeli ambassador’s PR stunt has backfired. Zion Evrony has got his answer from our little town in South County Monaghan.”

So here's to you, Matt Carthy and the little town of Carrickmacross, for your big, bold, brave "answer" to Zion Evrony and Israel. You are pathetic. Therefore, you have the earned the distinction of being the first recipient of the "Wake Up and Smell the Falafel Award." Be proud! You earned it!