Archive for July, 2010

“Jewish weakness encourages anti-Semitism and our own demise”
July 27, 2010

The Anti-Semitic Oliver Stone’s statements and then an apology on 7/27/10, World Jewish Daily, below, reflect the increased attacks upon Israel and Jews.

If the Jews did control the media, they are doing a rotten job if we look to the self-hating Jewish sellouts like NYTimes Thomas Friedman or Trudy Rubin of Philly Inq., to name a few of the sleaze that has brought us to this insanity once again.

But since when did the truth matter, when Israel bashing and Jew bashing has now become a real door opener to another Holocaust and the end of Israel and Jews everywhere are threatened again!

There is also a story below on why we are in this mess, because of the lack of leadership and willingness to constantly let our enemies come ever closer to our demise. Caving into those who would destroy us, in hopes of being ‘liked’ if we just give up being ‘Jews’ for 5000 yrs. is much too high a price to pay, but we keep paying it with the sleaze in charge of dictating these insanities.

A key example this week, is PA’s Abbas saying that he won’t negotiate till Israel goes back to 1948 borders and expects Obama to bring this about with East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, already wrapped up for him, before he will have ‘direct talks’ with Israel. 

This would be hilarious, except that Ehud Barak is meeting with Barack Obama people, this week, on giving away the shop, while BiBi on his last visit with Obama, left open the door of ‘negotiating’ Jerusalem, when in April, Jerusalem wasn’t ‘negotiable’.

Then we see the latest public relations stunt from Bibi, which is to practically grovel and beg Abbas for ‘direct talks’. Does is get any dumber or more repulsive?

Does it get any more insulting, that now the PLO will get its flag flying in D.C., while Obama folks say ‘no change in status’, but in France, PLO now is a ‘mission’ in their pursuit of ‘two states’. which is the end of the Jewish state, and total victory for the Nazis and rewarding all of those killers of Jews.

As usual, the Jews have a litany of excuses that this isn’t possible and really isn’t happening.

So if the Jews, who ‘own the media’, have pushed us to this brink of insanity and Jewish non- leadership is plugging away at giving the Nazis their ultimate victory, by dividing Jerusalem, then the point of these two issues is that we are our own worst enemy and are constantly inviting our disasters, as much as what the enemy out there is doing.

As usual, the Jews have a litany of excuses that this isn’t possible and really isn’t happening.

We are the consistant reminder of the need to go on the offense and not keep getting picked off by everyone coming after us, because the world is asking: “WHAT DO JEWS STAND FOR?” 

If everyone wants Jerusalem and only the Jews are willing to divide it, according to the demands of our enemies, then what is our point of existance? Shalom International is that ‘constant reminder’ that Auschwitz and Jerusalem are not negotiable and the public is with us, so what is Bibi’s problem?

Would Muslims divide Mecca? That’s one thing they have going for them, while we still argue after 5000 yrs.if there is a G-d, which got us to this point in our history, the sell-out Jews only want to talk about the last 62 yrs. and that we beat the enemy in 5 wars and 2 Intifadas and now we are giving it all back to them for a non-existant peace, that will never come, while moving the Nazis closer to finishing us off.

So,if our 3000 yr. old Jerusalem, that millions of Jews were slaughtered for ,doesn’t matter, why would the world respect these immoral politics, from Jewish people so ill defined and so ill and why would they want us to survive, when we have so little self-respect to survive?

A nice new shopping mall opened today in Gaza
July 20, 2010

Will the media report on it?  Tom Gross Mideast Media Analyst

July 17, 2010

Will the Western media show these images?
All notes below by Tom Gross

Please scroll down below for photos of the new shopping mall that opened today in Gaza. I have also attached new photos and film of Gaza’s hotels, beauty spas, swimming pools, beaches and street markets — images the BBC, New York Times and others refuse to show you.

Meanwhile, Hamas are deliberately leaving some Gazans in plastic tents, in order to fool gullible Western journalists and politicians who are brought to Gaza to witness a staged “humanitarian crisis.”

http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001127.html (Go to this link for many more pictures and futher details. Forward this to your local media, friends and family.)

Two days ago the EU pledged tens of millions of EU taxpayers’ euros to add to the hundreds of millions already donated to Gaza this year, much of which has been misused to procure arms.

WHAT HUMANITARIAN CATASTROPHE?

New Gaza Mall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STARVED OF WATER AND BUILDING MATERIALS? 

While Western media, misled by corrupt and biased NGOs, continue to report on a “humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reports on the Olympic-size swimming pool that opened in Gaza last week. (Article below).

As reader Joy Wolfe of Manchester, England, a subscriber to this list, points out to me in an email: “How does an area that claims to be starved of water and building materials and depends on humanitarian aid build an Olympic size swimming pool and create a luxury lifestyle for some while others are forced to live in abject poverty as political pawn refugees?”

Another reader, Barry Shaw, writes from the Israeli town of Netanya:

“Gaza City recently opened an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Netanya does not have a municipal Olympic pool. Neither does Ashkelon, or Sderot. Gaza City is part of the Palestinian territory operated by the Islamic terror regime, Hamas. Netanya has been hit by repeated Palestinian suicide attacks, car bombings, and terrorist gunmen that have left over fifty of its citizens dead and more than three hundred injured. The Palestinians receive record amounts of international funding. The victims of Palestinian terror get nothing.”

Another subscriber, Michael Horesh, points out, “The Financial Times of London, a leading media beacon in international money matters and no friend of Israel, observes that ‘Branded products such as Coca-Cola, Nescafé, Snickers and Heinz ketchup are both cheap and widely available in Gaza… [as are] Korean refrigerators, German food mixers and Chinese air conditioning units.’”

 

AN INDUSTRY OF LIES 

While middle class Palestinians plead poverty and receive excessive amounts of international funding, elsewhere in the world (in places like Congo and Zimbabwe and Bangladesh) millions of children really are dying of starvation and disease, all but ignored by those very same governments and aid agencies that pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the Palestinian coffers.

Of course, there is a whole industry of people (UN and EU staff, NGO workers, journalists) who make their living and have a vested interest in continuing to propagate lies about Gaza and West Bank.

 

 

 

GAZA’S OLYMPIC-SIZED SWIMMING POOL 

The Palestinian Ma’an news agency reports (May 18, 2010):

www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=285242

“Gaza – Ma’an – Gaza’s first Olympic-standard swimming pool was inaugurated at the As-Sadaka club during a ceremony on Tuesday held by the Islamic Society.

“Gaza government ministers, members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, leaders of Islamic and national governing bodies, as well as club members and athletes were among those at the opening ceremony, where Secretary-General of the Islamic Society Nasim Yaseen thanked the donors who helped realize the project.

“Yaseen praised the As-Sadaka club for a number of wins in international and regional football, volleyball and table tennis matches.

“As-Sadaka athletes performed a number of swimming exercises in the new pool to mark its opening.”

 

WHO BURNED DOWN THE SUMMER CAMP? 

(No, it wasn’t a rampaging mob of American supporters of Israel on an AIPAC lobbying trip.)

A UN-run summer camp for Palestinian children was burned to the ground on Sunday and the UN staff threatened with murder. Tens of thousands of Gazan children were due to attend the camp this summer, as they have every summer in recent years.

This is a rare occasion when the international media did report on Palestinian-on-Palestinian violence, although most downplayed any criticism of Hamas or other Islamists in their reports.

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“A SUMMER PROGRAM OF ARTS AND SPORT” 

The BBC reported online:

Masked gunmen have attacked a UN summer camp being set up for children in the Gaza Strip, UN officials say.

The attackers burned tents and destroyed other equipment after tying up a guard.

They also left a letter threatening the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), John Ging…

“The armed men torched the camp, which contained recreational equipment and swimming pools, and completely destroyed it,” UNRWA spokesman Abu Hasna told journalists.

The camp is one of dozens of beach facilities set up by the UN offering a summer programme of arts, sport and other activities for some quarter of a million children in the Gaza Strip…

THE LIES THE MEDIA AND NGOS TELL ABOUT GAZA

 
[All notes below by Tom Gross]

In recent days, the international media, particularly in Europe and the Mideast, has been full of stories about “activist boats sailing to Gaza carrying desperately-needed humanitarian aid and building materials.”

The BBC World Service even led its world news broadcasts with this story at one point over the weekend. (The BBC yesterday boasted that its global news audience has now risen to 220 million persons a week, making it by far the biggest news broadcaster in the world.)

Yet the BBC and other media fail to report on the fancy new restaurants and swimming pools of Gaza, or about the wind surfing competitions on Gaza beaches, or the Strip’s crowded shops and markets.

No, this would spoil their agenda. Playing the manipulative game of the BBC is easy. If we had their vast taxpayer funded resources, we too could produce reports about parts of London, Manchester and Glasgow and make it look as though there is a humanitarian catastrophe throughout the UK. We could produce the same effect by selectively filming seedy parts of Paris and Rome and New York and Los Angeles too.

Of course there is poverty in Gaza. There is poverty in parts of Israel too. (When was the last time a foreign journalist based in Israel left the pampered lounge bars and restaurants of the King David and American Colony hotels in Jerusalem and went to check out the slum-like areas of southern Tel Aviv? Or the hard-hit Negev towns of Netivot or Rahat?)

But the way the BBC and other prominent Western news media are deliberately misleading global audiences and systematically creating the false impression that people are somehow starving in Gaza, and that it is all Israel’s fault, can only serve to increase hatred for the Jewish state – which one suspects was the goal of many of the editors and reporters involved in the first place.

 

STEAK AU POIVRE AND CHICKEN CORDON BLEU 

If you drop by the Roots Club in Gaza, according to the Lonely Planet guidebook for Gaza and the West Bank, you can “dine on steak au poivre and chicken cordon bleu”.

 

The front of the Roots Club flyer reads:
Ambiance galore.
Beautifully designed buffets.
Every detail handled for you.

The restaurant’s website in Arabic gives a window into middle class dining and the lifestyle of Hamas officials in Gaza.

And here it is in English, for all the journalists, UN types and NGO staff who regularly frequent this and other nice Gaza restaurants (but don’t tell their readers about them).

Please take a look at the pictures on the above website. They are not the kind of things you see in The New York Times or CNN or in Newsweek, whose international edition last week had one of the most disgracefully misleading stories about Gaza I have ever seen, portraying it in terms which were virtually reminiscent of Hiroshima after a nuclear blast.

And here is a promotional video of the club restaurant: 

In case anyone doubts the authenticity of this video (which is up on the club’s own website), I just called the club in Gaza City and had a nice chat with the manager who proudly confirmed business is booming and many Palestinians and international guests are dining there.

In a piece for The Wall Street Journal last year, I documented the “after effects” of a previous “emergency Gaza boat flotilla,” when the arrivals were seen afterwards purchasing souvenirs in well-stocked shops.

And please see here for more pictures of Gaza’s “impoverished” shops.

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What the Palestinians do not want Jews to know
July 20, 2010

Only Israel – by Yedida Freilich
July 16, 2010

OBAMA MEETS NETANYAHU:
July 11, 2010

 

NO LOVE FEST BUT AS GOOD AS IT’S GONNA GET

Barry Rubin
RubinReports, July 6, 2010

 

Why was the meeting this time between President Barack H. Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a success? The answer is simple though not all the reasons are publicly known. So I’ll tell you about them. The president couldn’t have been more effusive. They had an “excellent” discussion, Netanyahu’s statement was “wonderful,” and the U.S.-Israel relationship is “extraordinary.” Hard to believe this is the Obama we’ve seen before.

Obama wants to improve relations with Israel for several reasons. Obviously, he doesn’t want to be bashing Israel in the period leading up to the November elections. Polls show that for Americans his administration’s relative hostility toward Israel is its least popular policy. But there is more to this trend than just that point. What Obama wants is to be able to claim a diplomatic success in advancing the Israel-Palestinian “peace process,” perhaps the only international issue he can so spin. Keeping indirect talks going and, even better, moving them up to direct talks is his goal. So he wants Netanyahu’s cooperation for that.

The same point holds regarding the Gaza Strip, where Obama wants to claim he has defused a crisis he has called “unsustainable.”… And he also wants to keep the Israel-Arab front calm while he deals with Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran, seeking above all to avoid crises and confrontations and to keep up his (bogus) bargain of trading flattery for popularity.

So here’s the deal. Give Israel some U.S. support in exchange for modest steps that the administration hopes accomplishes its goals. Israel will give some things that don’t appreciably hurt its interests in order to maintain good relations with the United States.

First, Israel has revised the list of goods it permits to go into the Gaza Strip. The details were all agreed beforehand with the United States. The Obama Administration will support Israel over Gaza generally, including endorsing its independent investigation of the flotilla issue.…

The United States will proclaim that the alleged humanitarian crisis is over and the people of Gaza are doing just fine, ignoring their being subject to a terribly repressive dictatorship. Hamas will denounce the concessions as insufficient and continue efforts to smuggle in weapons, consolidate its rule, and turn Gaza’s little children into terrorists. This is the contemporary Western idea of a diplomatic success.…

But Israel’s policy decision makes sense. As I’ve pointed out before, once Israel concluded that there will be no Western commitment for overthrowing the Hamas regime it might as well go to a containment strategy. This Western policy is terrible but Israel is merely recognizing the real situation and making the best of it.

What a terrible strategy, though. Obama said: “And we believe that there is a way to make sure that the people of Gaza are able to prosper economically, while Israel is able to maintain its legitimate security needs in not allowing missiles and weapons to get to Hamas.”

Really? How the hell are you going to do that? Read the latest speech by Hamas’s leader and wonder what possible conception of Hamas Obama might have. Doesn’t he realize that if Gaza prospers Hamas is strongly entrenched in power and has plenty of assets to pursue war with Israel, which then destroys any prosperity.…

Obama praised Netanyahu just as much on the “peace process.” The president said: “I believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu wants peace. I think he’s willing to take risks for peace.” Remember that quote when Obama turns on Netanyahu again after the November elections. As for risks, we’ve had enough of those, thank you very much.

But Netanyahu’s goal was to make Obama happy with the minimum of risk. Israel will extend its building freeze on the West Bank and east Jerusalem in exchange for an Obama Administration commitment to endorse its predecessor’s acceptance of Israel retaining “settlement blocs” as part of any peace agreement with the Palestinians. In other words, if a diplomatic settlement were ever to be reached then borders would be shifted to allow Israel to annex some relatively small areas with a large number of settlers.…

Another thing Netanyahu wants is for Obama to escalate pressure on Iran regarding that country’s nuclear weapons’ drive. The new sanctions, thanks to Congress, are going to hurt Iran and undermine support for the regime there. Not enough, of course, to stop the program. Still, when Iran does get nuclear weapons, Israel will need the United States to take a strong stand in containing Tehran.

Does Israel’s government trust Obama? Of course not. Israel’s government and Israelis in general are under no illusions about Obama’s view of their country, his willingness to battle revolutionary Islamists, or his general reliability and toughness.… There is also clarity about the possibility of Obama turning to a much tougher stance on Israel after the congressional elections are over. Yet with a plummeting popularity at home and lots of domestic problems, perhaps Obama will have more on his mind than playing Middle East peacemaker.…

Thus, Israel’s strategy is as follows: try very hard to get along with the administration, seek to keep it happy, and avoid confrontation without making any major irreversible concessions or taking serious risks. Have no illusions, but keep the U.S. government focused on Iran as much as possible. The next Congress will be more likely to constrain the president and who knows what will happen in future.… [F]or the foreseeable future, Obama will play along. It isn’t neat but it is real world international politics.

(Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center
and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs Journal.)

PM NETANYAHU: WE WELCOME YOU TO NEW YORK
July 7, 2010

LET’S SHOW UP IN LARGE NUMBERS TO SAY AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE WELCOME THE PRIME MINISTER TO NY.

 

WE STAND WITH ISRAEL

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Join us in a show of support for Prime Minister Netanyahu, on Thursday in NY, following his meeting with President Obama in Washington. We will be rallying as the Prime Minister addresses the Council on Foreign Relations, where he is anticipated to be met by groups protesting his appearance. 

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Bob Kunst: A Letter to Bibi
July 5, 2010

Dear Bibi:

You will meet with Obama on July 6, 2010 at the White House. Obama isn’t Israel’s friend or ally, nor that of the Jewish people. Below are two stories:

1. In this story in the Miami Herald, 7/1/10, below, Obama is siding with the German companies refusing to pay Holocaust Survivors from insurance policies and Obama’s Kagen for the Supreme Ct. is also with the Germans denying compensation for survivors.
DOES IT GET ANY MORE CRIMINAL? HOW CAN OBAMA BE THIS CRUEL?

2. NASA admitting that Obama’s outreach from his Cairo Speech last year, wanted NASA to reach out to the Muslims countries. See below for this revisionist treachery from Obama and gang.

3. Giving material support to terrorists such as Hamas is a violation of Title 18 of US Code that Obama has violated time and again from his $900millions to Fatah and $20millions to bring in who knows how many terrorists from the PA and an additional $400millions for Gaza, while Obama is talking with and siding with Hamas. Only a week ago Fatah was telling Hamas to go ahead and keep killing the Jews and Israelis.  On August 9, 2009, when Shalom International(with 300), was protesting Obama and Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, Abbas was calling for all of Jerusalem, not just East Jerusalem.

4. Last year in Cairo, Obama, the anti-semite, was equating the Holocaust with “Muslim Humiliation” while cowardly ignoring 5 Arab wars and 2 Intifadas to drive the Jews into the sea and steal everything. Obama also ignored 900,000 Jews thrown out of Arab countries and everything stolen during Israel’s War of Independence in 1948. Now we see that Abbas, who denied the Holocaust, introduced the Intifada, is now praising the man behind the 1972 Munich Massacre of 11 Israeli atheletes murdered, who just died. The Arabs were alligned with Hitler to kill all Jews then and cowardly deny it now, but want to finish the job with Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc. What is there about this evil that you don’t get?

5. Meanwhile on June 28, 2010, from the Charleston Gazette, Venezuelan Pres. Huge Chavez denounced Israel as a ‘genocidal’ government, while hosting Assad from Syria.

The Little Hitler from Iran has also been here and so have thousands of Iranians in our back yard, including throughout S. America, not just Venezeula and Guyana.

Brazil and Turkey are part of the strategy with Iran and its nukes. Iran’s, proxies of Hezbollah and Hamas moving throughout this hemisphere poses extreme danger and then Fidel Castro recently stating that the Israelis want to ‘exterminate’ the Palestinians like the Nazis did to the Jews…. is this picture getting clearer to you? Homeland Security admits to over 45,000 illegals caught on the Mexican border who aren’t Hispanic, but many from countries who hate America and of course Obama will do nothing to stop. Nobody in Obama’s gang or the media want to talk about getting to the point of the dangers we are all facing.

So who BIBI are you going to ‘negotiate’ with face to face and on what? Bibi, didn’t Obama punish you enough the last round that you’re back for more of this setup for Israel’s downfall? Obama wants you out of power and Livni there to be his puppet and will give away the store. Don’t you get it?

Obama singled out Israel two weeks ago, to attack from the UN on Israel’s nukes, while ignoring Iran that is building its nukes, Obama allowed for the last two years and sanctions are meaningless, while Obama tells Israel not to strike Iran to prevent it from being nuked? The UN again goes on the attack to Israel on the “Gaza Flotilla” and also the tensions in Lebanon.

So this White House’s ‘dog and pony’ show, with the cameras this time, is to accomplish what in this enormous danger we are all facing?

Obama’s anti-semitism will never get back the Jewish support he had and his politics reflects a massive increase in anti-semitism worldwide, as a result.

America’s allies see Obama’s attacks and sellout on Israel as a warning to them, that Obama can’t be trusted with them either. All of this appeasement and ‘weakness’ to the terrorists and America’s and Israel’s enemies, pose a huge danger for everyone in another war on the horizon.

Bibi, your halting of constuction in East Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria is both stupid, weak and shows no logic whatsoever. There is no one to make peace with.  Bibi, you keep caving into Obama’s agenda and for what? To make Obama look good when he no longer has even the backing of the majority of the American people?

How about a flotilla to Turkey and how they are killing Kurds by the thousands, let alone their genocide of the 1 1/2 million Armenians? How about a real effort at public relations instead of kissing behinds? In other words, go on the offense and stop playing defense.

How can anyone trust Obama, who should be ‘impeached’ instead of appeased?

It is day 77 of the gulf oil spill and Obama’s ‘criminal negligence’ in its spread that  has now hit 5 states in the Gulf and over 150million gallons spilt and untold damage to wildlife and human life and incomes and environment and birds migrating and it goes on and on with this incompetant in the White House totally uncaring about anything but his monstrous ego?

Bibi, this is the Obama you trust, while Israel keeps giving and getting nothing in return, but the contempt of the world that sees Israel and Jews now as the new Nazis, thanks to the insanity within our so-called leadership, that is bringing us to this new Holocaust.

Bibi, why would 4 Star General McCrystal jeapordize his career and his support for Obama, by going public at the disaster brewing inside the White House regarding Afghanistan and timelines for withdrawal there and in Iraq? Didn’t McCrystal’s people also go after Gen. Jones who is helping the PA develop their army, they will use against Israel?

Robert Kunst
Pres., Shalom International
305-864-5110

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