Friday, June 21, 2002

Sound the alarm

This reminder about recent history is very timely.

Who said this, in 1993?

"Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel."

Sobering thoughts from the Voice of Judea

Read this - especially if you disagree. Consider carefully.

Time to wake up!

Friends, Israel is in desperate need. Please think about what specific actions you can take to help Israel. There are many possibilities: Send money; send email encouraging people who live there; go and volunteer; move as an oleh to Israel. I'm sure there are others I haven't thought of. But please do something - while you can!

If you can't think of anything, write me and I will make suggestions.

Five funerals in Itamar

One of our "peace partners" did this.

Our letter to President Bush: No "Palestinian" state

We sent the president this letter - use it as a model for your own.

Naomi Ragen: NPR bias and what you can do

Specific examples and suggestions for action.

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

MEMRI: Translation of interview with mother of suicide bomber

Read this, and perhaps you will understand why I believe Islam is at the heart of the problem.

Still Crazy After All These Years

Naomi Ragen has circulated this Weekly Standard article - Still Crazy After All These Years - and is encouraging us all to boycott anyone who advertises on CNN. I like that.

WIG: Fight the fence; gov't contacts; events; more

A potpourri of event announcements, campaigns, position statements, and contact information for Israeli ministers.

3 killed by suicider in Jerusalem


Medical issues, and Israel's stand.

Gary Bauer: As Israelis become less safe, Americans become less safe

Gary Bauer points out what should be obvious to all of us--but isn't.

Speak for yourself, Israel!

This Arutz 7 article makes a powerful point: A few months ago, I met Brad Turrel, a senior CNN executive, at a parlor meeting in North Hollywood, California. After exchanging a few pleasantries, I told him that most Israelis felt that CNN was presenting an anti-Israel bias in its middle-east reporting.

He retorted, “ Did you ever pay attention to the material that appears in the Israeli media? Our reporters take these views as representing the Israeli position. We then hear what the Palestinians have to say, and reach the conclusion that the truth is somewhere in between. Get your own media to be more pro-Israeli and CNN will report accordingly.”

A letter to PM Sharon

Some positive actions are suggested here.

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Naomi Ragen: Why Our Enemies are Winning

This points out an important facet of the problem.

What is the answer? It is our duty to make them stop. We know what to do. If we refrain, we are complicit.

PA Condemns in English, Justifies in Arabic

Israel Radio is reporting that the PA has "condemned" today's attack, and the PA's Saeb Erekat said as much to CNN this morning. Michael Widlanski of The Media Line reports that in Arabic, however, the picture is a different one. The PA's Voice of Palestine radio justified the attack, noting in this morning's report, "It appears that most of the people on the bus were colonists from the colony of Gilo which was built on land taken from our people in Bethlehem." Widlanski also noted that there was no condemnation of the attack in the Arabic media. See ""

The death toll has risen to 19, injured to 50. Mostly school children

Monday, June 17, 2002

At least 10 dead in Jerusalem bus bombing

This JPost report has the horrifying details.

Enough! Enough! Enough! We must make them stop!

Who said this, and when?

“For many years the West has made the error of thinking Arab friendship can be gained by political appeasement with economic and military gifts and loans. This glaring fallacy has been exposed on many occasions but the policy persists... No amount of appeasement will make any Arab State love us; they hate us; but worse, they despise us. We should not mind hatred, but we can make them respect us”.

It was Richard Meinertzhagen, friend of Israel, who died on this day in 1967. Click above, and read about his life. (Thanks to Solly Ezekiel, who passed the link along.)

lgf: peaceful Egyptians

Charles links to some truly venomous rhetoric.

Bret Stephens interviews Charles Krauthammer

In a JPOST column, A Pen in Defense of Zion, Stephens asks good questions. Example: Is Europe truly anti-Semitic? CK: "There are dozens of oppressed people around the world. There are dozens of claimants to statehood who don't have it. Thousands died in Rwanda; who knows how many died in the Congo. Europe doesn't shed a tear over any of them. And yet Europe is passionate about the Palestinians.

"Now this is either one of the greatest coincidences in the history of compassion or it's related to a single fact: The Palestinians are the only ones of these so-called perceived oppressed whose enemies are the Jews. I don't subscribe to the coincidence idea. The fact that this unbelievable passion has been attached to the Palestinians has, without question, its roots in anti-Semitism. No other explanation."

Try Arafat!

Ariel Natan Pasko writes: "The real debate over what to do with Yasser Arafat hasn’t yet begun in Israel. The only question for decent people to debate is whether he should receive life in prison or the death penalty? If there’s a referendum, you know my vote."

Mine, too.


An HonestReporting communique about the title topic.

Sunday, June 16, 2002

Women in Green to demonstrate against political fence in Jerusalem

You are invited to join the demonstration - 10 am, Monday, June 17, at the entrance to the Knesset.

Arafat's legitimacy

A scholarly and footnoted analysis by a leftist academic publication. Arafat's perfidy transcends political lines. (Thanks, Christopher!)

Voice of Judea News and Commentary

Clear and strong opinion from people who are putting their lives on the line to live their convictions. I support them.

EU adds to list of terrorist organizations

In this Ha'aretz piece we learn that, although they cannot believe their money would actually be used by Arafat for terror, and they dismiss Israeli proofs to that effect, they are adding Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade and the PFLP to their list of terrorists.

What does this really mean? That even these overtly rabid Jew-haters have difficulty with TOO big a "Big Lie," not that they suddenly have become concerned about truth.

Naomi Ragen: Tell MSNBC not to drop Keyes

MSNBC plans to replace Keyes with a pro-Arab person.> Naomi and I encourage you to write and protest; addresses included.

Naomi Ragen: Reinforcements are coming

Naomi tries to discourage her cousin from moving his family to Israel for a year.

"No peace until the rule of law prevails"

This JPost piece by Amnon Lord elucidates a Big Lie: the "illegal occupation."