07/26/16
Hillary

Democrats’ Racist Roots Examined in New Film

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

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Carol Swain, a professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, is one of the stars of Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, “Hillary’s America,” which examined in detail the historical racism of the Democratic Party. It’s a story that hasn’t been told by reporters from the liberal media who keep repeating the mantra that Democrats represent minorities, the poor, the downtrodden and the vulnerable.

The movie highlights the fact that Democratic President Woodrow Wilson attended a screening of the pro-KKK film, “The Birth of a Nation,” in the White House itself.

If you don’t want to believe D’Souza’s facts, consider PBS as a source of information on this particular incident:

“On the evening of March 21, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson attended a special screening at the White House of The Birth of a Nation, a film directed by D.W. Griffith and based on The Clansman, a novel written by Wilson’s good friend Thomas Dixon. The film presented a distorted portrait of the South after the Civil War, glorifying the Ku Klux Klan and denigrating blacks.”

The film includes reenactments of historical events, including an actor playing Wilson at the screening of the film nodding and smiling in approval.

Professor Swain, a black conservative, is shown with D’Souza going through various historical documents to highlight the racism of the Democratic Party, which was then considered the home of white supremacists. Swain was a member of Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) Religious Liberty Advisory Council during the campaign.

Of course, as the title suggests, it’s the modern Democratic Party, under the control of Bill and Hillary Clinton, which is the main subject of the film. In one illuminating part, the origins of the push for “birth control” are traced directly to a campaign to produce a superior white race.

In one reenactment, Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, is shown speaking to a women’s auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan. That’s followed by excerpts of a modern-day Hillary speech expressing her admiration for Sanger.

Liberals have tried to play down Sanger’s involvement with the KKK, saying she spoke to a variety of different groups. But Sanger’s own book, The Pivot of Civilization, included references to eliminating “human weeds” and sterilizing “inferior” races.

Sanger, who died in 1966, was a revolutionary Socialist who was sexually promiscuous and dabbled in the occult. A sympathetic biography said she became “rabidly anti-Catholic as she grew older.”

The introduction to the D’Souza film examines Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy, especially in the face of Russian aggression in Europe and the Middle East and the rise of global Islamic terror. D’Souza’s previous film was “2016: Obama’s America.”

A reenactment in the new film shows Mrs. Clinton as secretary of state watching a video monitor of Benghazi burning and four Americans dying while she does nothing.

One interesting example of shared interests between Obama and Hillary Clinton is shown in their devotion to the ultimate community organizer, Saul Alinsky. Obama was trained by an Alinsky group in Chicago while Hillary wrote her senior thesis on his organizing techniques and met with him. One reenactment shows her actually advising Alinsky, saying radicals should seize control by taking power from within the government, and not just through outside pressure.

Mrs. Clinton’s continued relationship with former President Clinton, a notorious womanizer accused of sexual assault and even rape, is seen as a partnership that exists to benefit both of them with money and power. That’s brought up to date through an interview with Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash, a book just made into a movie. Both the book and movie examine Clinton financial arrangements and business deals with such regimes as that of Putin’s Russia.

The D’Souza movie is marred by the opening, in which D’Souza goes to prison, after having been convicted of violating campaign finance laws. D’Souza wants the public to believe he was singled out in a miscarriage of justice, even though his prosecutor, U.S. attorney Preet Bharara, is now reportedly targeting the Democratic administrations of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in wide-ranging corruption probes.

At the time that D’Souza admitted his guilt, Bharara stated, “Following the court’s ruling denying Dinesh D’Souza’s baseless claim of selective prosecution, D’Souza now has admitted, through his guilty plea, what we have asserted all along—that he knowingly and intentionally violated federal election laws.”

Although D’Souza is a flawed messenger, he interviews some informed people with access to hard facts that you rarely find in media treatments about the direction of the modern Democratic Party.

There are references to Donald Trump in the film, but only by showing anti-Trump comments made by top Democrats such as Hillary Clinton herself. It takes no position on the presidential race.

Some of those negative comments from Democrats, who say that Trump is a racist, lose their sting when the racist history of the Democratic Party is examined, and when you consider that Mrs. Clinton still pays homage to such figures as Margaret Sanger. Her pick of Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a pro-abortion “Catholic,” confirms her debt to the abortion industry.

By choosing Kaine, Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life, said that Mrs. Clinton “has chosen a man who opposes even efforts to protect unborn babies at 20 weeks old and who doesn’t support efforts to ensure that babies born alive after a failed abortion get the treatment they need to live.”

The disproportionate number of abortions of black babies has been labeled “Black Genocide.”


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected]View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

07/24/16
Black

Meet Cazembe Jackson: Freedom Road Socialist Organization’s New National Organizer

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

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Cazembe Murphy Jackson is a black trans man, “a queer communist” organizing for queer and trans liberation and living wages in Atlanta, Georgia.

He is Freedom Road Socialist Organization‘s new National Organizer. Freedom Road is America’s largest “Maoist” grouping. They are the guiding force of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Recruited from a Trayvon Martin rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2012, Cazembe Jackson moved into Freedom Road front group Concerned Citizens for Justice and began to rise quickly through the Freedom Road ranks, earning a place on the organization’s powerful National Executive Committee.

With Concerned Citizens for Justice I helped to mobilize communities across race, class, religion, gender, ability, immigration status and sexual orientation. I grew up missionary Baptist. I read about all kinds of revolutionaries who loved God and who explained Jesus as a revolutionary who was executed by the state. Through my work with CCJ I discovered Freedom Road Socialist Organization and started doing political education with some local members. Since becoming a member I have participated in building and implementing curriculum for political education for all types of learners, writing organization documents, and serving on our National Executive Committee. Strategy and tactics are the most alluring parts of organizing to me. They are the two components that made me want to join a revolutionary organization. While I have seen and felt the power of prayer many times in my life, I do not think that prayer alone will cure oppression. These systems of oppression like white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, ableism, capitalism, have been expertly designed to kill us. I believe in FRSO’s strategy to defeat who we have identified as the main political enemy to marginalized people in this country.

Freedom Road is targeting the South. They intend to turn the South blue through massive voter registration drives among poor black and Hispanic populations – and to create a Race War in those very same communities.

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Keep an eye on Cazembe Jackson. He looks harmless. He’s probably a very nice man. But the organization he represents is capable of doing huge damage to this country.

07/18/16
TWA

TWA 800: Twenty Years and Counting [Video]

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media

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Accuracy in Media (AIM) recently held a press conference highlighting Jack Cashill’s latest book, TWA 800: The Crash, the Cover-Up, and the Conspiracy. The July 7th press conference received virtually no news media coverage, a continuation of the complicit media’s role in covering up the truth behind this tragic plane crash in 1996.

Cashill has broken new ground in this outstanding, recently released book. He cites the role of Jamie Gorelick, a former deputy attorney general appointed in 1994 by then-President Bill Clinton, who was the author of “the wall” that former CIA Director George Tenet described in 2004 to the 9/11 commission. That “wall” kept the CIA and FBI from sharing information in the run-up to September 11. Cashill wrote that “a newly unearthed treasure trove of CIA documents proves beyond argument, under Gorelick’s watchful gaze the CIA and FBI worked hand in glove to subvert the TWA 800 investigation.”

I also recently wrote about the TWA 800 crash for the American Thinker, detailing how Accuracy in Media’s investigation helped to expose the government cover-up, and how an AIM documentary demonstrated that the plane could not have simply exploded. We long ago concluded that the plane had to have been brought down by a missile or missiles.

Cashill, an outstanding investigative journalist, credits AIM for opening doors for him that he “could not have opened” himself, and for freely sharing its research. He also argues that TWA Flight 800 did not crash due to mechanical error, but instead due to missiles launched by nearby naval assets. Cashill noted at the press conference that “the FBI finally admitted that there were three submarines and a cruiser in the immediate—[those are] FBI words—in the immediate vicinity of the crash site.”

Although the 20th anniversary of the TWA 800 plane crash is this weekend, July 17th, even the few media organizations that have reported on Cashill’s book have chosen to obscure some key facts and cast him as a conspiracy theorist.

“While Cashill rehashes old conspiracy theories—a US Navy ship, which was in fact in the area, conducted a wartime exercise gone awry, or a terrorist on the ground used a shoulder-mounted surface-to-air missile, or a small plane collided with the 747, or a terrorist smuggled a bomb on board—it’s telling that, 20 years later, these theories still find traction,” writes Maureen Callahan for The New York Post. Similarly, the UK Daily Mailreports that Cashill’s book “takes a look at some of the alternate theories” and relegates the terrorist and naval exercise theories to “conspiracy theorists” and calls these “claims … declared untrue by the FBI a little over a year after the crash.” But at least these two articles reported on the various theories and some of the supporting evidence.

“The phrase ‘conspiracy theorist’ today is the word that we used to use for reporter a generation ago,” said Cashill at the press conference. “But right now they can just dismiss me as a conspiracy theorist, a nut job, a loose cannon. And that affects also the respectable conservative media: Weekly Standard, National Review. They don’t want to talk about this.”

Cashill was joined by other interested parties including John Clarke, the attorney for the key legal case proving a government cover-up; Mike Wire, an eyewitness to the explosion whoseaccount was said to be the basis for the CIA-produced animation of the event; and former NTSB member Vernon Grose, who talked about how his mind was changed when presented at an AIM press conference with evidence that the government had withheld from the public. Here are some of our findings, in the words of each of the speakers. [We broke the press conference up into four video segments.]

Roger Aronoff:

“So when I arrived at Accuracy in Media in 1997, we were just starting to get into this story. And what happened is there were two people who came to us wanting to investigate this story, and wanted AIM’s help. And [they] believed that AIM is the group that would do it, that was willing to buck the media and the government. And if the evidence was there, that’s what drove us—always has, and always will.”

“And so this case, when these two people came to us. One was Commander Bill Donaldson, former Navy pilot and crash investigator, and he believed that…what happened that night was actually the result of a terrorist missile.”

“The other was the Naval exercise gone wrong theory. There was an area, Whiskey 105, where they were doing Naval exercises, testing missiles and things. Jim Sanders, a retired cop and investigator, came forward believing that this was what happened that day.”

Jack Cashill:

“And the one bit of information they had that I had not seen and did not even know about, and I felt stupid for not knowing because I had presumed there was just a handful of eye witnesses and they all had conflicting reports, were the 750 FBI witness statements, 258 of which were from individuals who had seen an object ascend up off the horizon and attack the airplane.”

“According to the CIA, within two weeks of the disaster FBI agents had interviewed 144 ‘excellent’ eye witnesses—FBI word—to a likely missile strike and found the evidence for such a strike ‘overwhelming,’ FBI word. The CIA analyst then boasted of discouraging the FBI from releasing its missile report.”

“Of the 258 eyewitnesses do you know how many The New York Times interviewed? Zero. None.”

John Clarke:

“Now, if the [TWA] Flight 800 was taken down by missile fire, it wouldn’t be one or two stray pieces of evidence, it would be all the evidence tells us that. And that’s exactly what all the evidence tells us.”

“But I think that the most shocking, the most probative evidence in the case is the CIA zoom climb animation. I mean, they put [this on] national television and told the families that really, essentially, the front third of the aircraft was blown out, was blown off—and, as Jack said, the rear two thirds of the aircraft, a weight and balance of two thirds of the aircraft, shot up the better part of a mile. I mean, it is absolutely ridiculous. It is just absurd. It’s called the zoom climb cartoon, the CIA cartoon.”

“I spoke with all of those [six] witnesses, and not one reporter called one of the witnesses. It’s just amazing.”

Mike Wire:

“But the firework went up from behind the roof line of a house and went out to sea. It wavered in its travel up and down, went out at like a forty-degree angle. And after a while it arced over, disappeared, and out of that [within] a couple seconds an explosion erupted which grew into a huge fireball. And a couple parts blew out of the fireball, but the main fuselage came out of the fireball. It was on fire in the front of the fuselage and it left like a tube of fire going from the fireball as the plane descended behind house number two, which I couldn’t see it hit the water but it went down behind the house.”

“It’s time for people to come out and say what they saw, and for other people to confess what they’ve done.”

Vernon Grose:

“So, I was predisposed, I would say, to the idea that there could have been a wiring arc tracking into the tank, the center wing tank on TWA 800.”

“…at that symposium by Accuracy in Media they had photographs…clearly that the left side of the fuselage had imploded. Now, aircraft do not implode—they explode. … At that moment, after two years of many interviews, I changed my mind, and I knew that it had to be a missile.”


Roger Aronoff is the Editor of Accuracy in Media, and a member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. He can be contacted at [email protected]. View the complete archives from Roger Aronoff.

07/18/16
Diane Keefauver

Weekly Featured Profile – Diane Keefauver

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Diane Keefauver is a Missoula, Montana labor and community activist.

She is a retired Attorney, formerly with Affordable Legal Services and Montana Legal Services Association.

Diane Keefauver is active with the anarcho-syndicalistMissoula Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies),Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party USA.

Also active in the Democratic Party, Keefauver was a huge Hillary Clinton supporter in 2008:

A long line formed outside the airport hangar just before 8 a.m. Sunday, when the doors opened for Clinton’s gathering. Diane Keefauver, 56, of Missoula, had already been there for four hours, sleeping in the car with her two dogs. She wasn’t taking any chances with getting a good seat.
“I was so excited to be here, even my dogs could feel it,” said Keefauver, who was impressed with the work Clinton did as first lady. “The first thing she does is roll up her sleeves and work on health care instead of passing out tea.”

This year she has “feeling the Bern” as a very active leader of Missoula United for Bernie Sanders.

Diane Keefauver was a Montana delegate to the Communist Party USA National Convention in Chicago in 2015.

She was also active in Occupy Missoula, the anarchist ledFood not Bombs and in protests against GMO foods.

In July 2016, Diane Keefauver took part in a Burns, Oregonevent demanding freedom for long imprisoned convicted murderer of two FBI agents and American Indian Movementactivist Leonard Peltier.

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07/15/16
Slavery

Slavery and America’s Founding Fathers: How did they really feel?

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

John Jay via theimaginativeconservative.org

John Jay via theimaginativeconservative.org

In 2009, Hillary Clinton won the Margaret Sanger Award. Margaret Sanger, socialist and racist, is still hailed by the left. She coined the phrase, “birth control” and believed that “the physically unfit, materially poor, racially inferior, and mentally incompetent needed to be eliminated.” Hillary Clinton was questioned about this during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing and she made the following deflective statement:

“Well, Congressman, let me say with respect to your comments about Margaret Sanger, you know, I admire Thomas Jefferson. I admire his words and his leadership and I deplore his unrepentant slave holding. I admire Margaret Sanger being a pioneer in trying to empower women to have some control over their bodies and I deplore statements that you have referenced. That is the way we often are when we look at flawed human beings. There are things that we admire and things we deplore.”

This is a recurring theme on the left. To discredit the founding fathers, they are often referred to as “Old, white slave owners.” This history should be put in context with the time in which they lived.

So the question is, what did the founding fathers actually say about slavery?

Read more here…

07/5/16
Israeli fighter jets

Resilience in the Face of Obscenity

Arlene from Israel

You try to scare us so that we’ll wear down, break, and leave, but it’s all for naught. The sentiments in Otniel are not of fear and exhaustion, but rather of cohesion, resilience and especially a strong desire to move forward. The murderers that imagine eliminating us through bloodshed will find before them again and again a solid wall of people who believe in life a lot more than those same murderers believe in death.”

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4822991,00.html

These are the words of Eran Dgan, secretary of Otniel, a small Jewish community south of Hevron in the regional council of Har Hevron, and home of the Otniel Yeshiva.

Amazing words from an anguished man.  Dgan was addressing the terrorists – not yet captured – who late on Friday afternoon attacked and killed Rabbi Michael (Micki) Mark, who was director of the Otniel Yeshiva and lived in the community with his wife and their 10 children.

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Let all potential terrorists mark Dgan’s words well.  As a matter of fact, let the world mark them well.  We are not going anywhere.

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Described as a pillar of the community, Rabbi Mark was a much-loved man – “a man of faith and spirit [who] spent every moment of his free time studying Torah…a gentle man and a devoted father to his family.”  He was in his car on route 60, south of Hevron, when Arabs drove past him and began shooting at his car.  There are at least 20 bullet holes in the car.

As Mark’s 14 year old son described it:

“They shot at us from the side where my sister was sitting next to me, on my left – then suddenly dad wasn’t moving anymore.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214380#.V3j4C5Dr3IW

As the rabbi lost control, the car flipped over.

The Marks' flipped car (Photo: Har Hevron Regional Council)

Credit: Har Hevron Regional Council

The rabbi’s wife, Chava, was seriously injured.  Following a series of surgeries her life is now out of danger, but she is still in very serious condition and faces a long recovery.  A daughter, 14, was moderately injured and remains in the hospital.  The son, quoted above, was lightly injured and has been released from the hospital.

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The funeral today was held in two venues.  First a service in Otniel, with many rabbis and other notables in attendance.

Credit: Arutz Sheva

Credit: Hadas Perush/Flash90

Credit: Hadas Perush/Flash90

And then interment in Jerusalem.

Please see this extraordinary video clip of the Mark children put out before the funeral:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Murdered-Rabbis-children-Please-come-to-his-funeral-459336

Said President Ruby Rivlin, who was a distant cousin of Rabbi Mark, “We are not loosening our grip on the land. Terrorism will never undermine our hold on the land...”  Again, let everyone take note.  (Mark was also a cousin of Yossi Cohen, head of the Mossad.)

Rabbi Yehuda Glick, mourning deeply, on Friday noted his close relationship with Rabbi Mark: “He was like a brother to me.”

And Rabbi Binyamin Kelmanson, Rabbi Mark’s brother-in-law, said, addressing Mark at the funeral:

“Ironically, you will also be missed by the members of the [group] your murderers came from, you will be missed by our [Arab] neighbors whom you helped so much. We will still try to maintain good relations with our neighbors, and we will continue to meet with them.”

“But,” – now addressing the Arab population – “know this, that if you do not strike down the arms of the murderers, it will hurt you.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214401#.V3j9aJDr3IV

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Religious Jews, on receiving news of a death, say “Baruch Dayan HaEmet.”  “Blessed be the Righteous Judge.”  We, even when bereft and devoid of understanding, surrender to the Almighty’s judgment in the matter.  And so, we see, again and again, an astonishing lack of bitterness in those mourning victims of terror.

We encounter, instead, a desire that some good should result from the unbearable tragedy.  And a firm determination to stand strong.

I have written again and again about the sense of family we have here in Israel.  And this is part of what we are witnessing: a strength that comes from being tied to the people. The people embracing the mourners and holding them upright in unending comfort.

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I was going to say there will be no good news in today’s posting. But the news of who we are as a people and how we cope as a people is very very good news indeed.

Har Hevron Regional Council head Yochai Damri  put out a message before Shabbat:

“…For a long time in Otniel and Har Hevron, we have experienced difficult events, and today an additional event, but they will not break us! A peaceful Sabbath and a warm and lamenting hug to all.”

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4822991,00.html

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The Security Cabinet met last night and has decided on a number of more stringent measures for dealing with the Arabs: there will be a cemetery for burying terrorists, and none of their bodies will be returned; more work permits will be cancelled; more speedy demolition of houses of terrorists; more closures, including of Hevron; etc. etc.  More to follow on this in my next posting.

All to the good, and, taken collectively, still not sufficient.  This cannot continue.  That is the message that was delivered in demonstrations held here in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria last night.

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Approval has been given for construction of 42 new apartments in Kiryat Arba, in response to the terrorist murder of Hallel Ariel last week.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-approves-additional-units-in-kiryat-arba-in-response-to-attacks/

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I am very eager to get this out, but pause to note just a couple of other matters:

We must ask, first, how much one family can endure.  Chava Mark, who is seriously injured, is the aunt of Yondav Hirschfeld, one of the eight high school students murdered during the 2008 terror attack in the Markaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

Her son, Shlomi, is married to Iska, the daughter of Eliyahu Ben-Ami of Otniel, who was killed in a terror shooting attack in 2000.

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Hallel Ariel, murdered in her bed by a terrorist last week, was a US citizen (with joint Israeli and American citizenship). To the best of my knowledge there has been no mention of this by the White House or State Department – no expression of outrage over this death.   If I am wrong, and it has come, it is in recent hours, for last I checked it was not the case.  Shameful.

And then: Abbas, who has remained purposely silent on these Palestinian Arab terrorist murders.  To decline to speedily and forcefully condemning is to condone.  Make no mistake about it: His people get the message.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas-refusing-to-condemn-terror-surge-not-taking-calls-from-world-statesmen/

07/4/16
Independence

Paul Harvey: Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor

Hat Tip: BB

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07/4/16
4th of July

Happy Fourth of July!

By: David Barton | Wallbuilders

4th of July

Celebrating America

Today, July 4th, we celebrate Independence Day – the 240th birthday of America! We also commemorate those who signed the Declaration of Independence and were willing to risk so much. As they acknowledged:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

Many of the signers suffered for their actions. Some were hunted, lost homes and property, fled with their families to avoid capture, and had family members captured or killed. Yet despite the high cost, no signer went back on his personal pledge, and America did win its freedom! The stories of the signers inspire us, and America has thrived under the five unique principles they set forth in the Declaration:

 

  • There is a Creator.

 

  • The Creator has given a certain set of inalienable rights to every individual.

 

  • The primary purpose of government is to protect those inalienable rights.

 

  • There is a fixed moral law (“the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”).

 

  • Decisions below the level of inalienable rights and fixed morals are to be made with the consent of the governed.

 

As we remember these principles from our nation’s founding, let’s celebrate this Independence Day in a way that was recommended by John Adams in 1776:

It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.

This short video by David Barton identifies the principles that have made America exceptional. Happy Fourth of July!

07/1/16
Iran Israel

Keeping Our Balance

Arlene from Israel

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Not an easy thing to do – to maintain balance.  We might know where we want to go, yet find the way there exceedingly slippery.  This is what we are dealing with now: the rapids and the uneven stepping stones.

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I like to sustain my practice of starting with good news – it is one of the things that provides balance.  But today I cannot.  First things first.

Yesterday morning, in Kiryat Arba, a Jewish community adjacent to Hevron, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, age 13 – shown below with her mother, Rina – was asleep in her bed.  She was sleeping late because she had performed in a dance recital in Jerusalem the night before.

Hallel (left) and Rina Ariel (Courtesy)

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A Palestinian Arab teenager from the nearby village of Bani Na’im jumped the fence surrounding Kiryat Arba and broke into Hallel’s home, getting into her bedroom. There he stabbed her multiple times before he was shot dead by security forces.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/a-terrorist-murdered-my-daughter-in-her-bed-tearful-mother-says/

Hallel was rushed to the hospital.

Medics wheeling Hallel Yaffa Ariel, fatally injured in a West Bank stabbing attack, into Jerusalem's Shaarei Zedek Medical Center on June 30, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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There she succumbed to her wounds.

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She was buried Thursday evening in the old Jewish cemetery of Hevron, with thousands in attendance.

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“Rina [Hallel’s mother] called on the public to come to Kiryat Arba…

“We invite everyone to come…to console; there are…Jews here who need strengthening. We are strong and we won’t break, but we need your help to continue and build here…

“I want to address the mother of the terrorist who did this.  I teach my children to love and you’ve educated yours to hate.’” (Emphasis added)

She ended with the Shema prayer.  And once again, I am in awe at the strength and lack of bitterness.  Let the world see who we are, should it ever choose to see.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214324#.V3VmiZDr3IU

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“Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, who is a first cousin of the victim’s father Amichai, eulogized young Hallel with a call to strengthen the Jewish presence in the land of Israel.

“”We say to the mourners: through the building of the land we will be comforted.’ (Emphasis added)

“’This cannot be just a demand – this is a Torah command!…I stand here and say to you Hallel, and to all the Ariel family… we vow today to further build up the land of Israel.’”

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And MK Yehuda Glick “burst into tears as he offered his condolences to Hallel’s grieving parents.

“Rena and Amichai, there is no person in the world who can see a young girl’s bedroom with a mattress full of blood and not cry out, ‘God Almighty, enough. Enough fathers and mothers who bury their children and children who bury their parents. Avenge the spilled blood of they servants!’”

Yehuda Glick

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A child. A beautiful and innocent child. Dead for no reason whatsoever, except that she was Jewish and lived in Kiryat Arba.

I want to wax eloquent, but suddenly find that words fail.  “How do you eulogize a girl thirteen and a half years old?” sobbed her mother, at the grave.

Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke of “bloodlust” and “inhumanity,” and he sure has that right.

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Entry in and out of the terrorist’s village has been blocked, and the work permits of the members of his family have been rescinded. Additionally, family members are being questioned.  The body of the terrorist will not be returned to his family, and the process has begun for the demolition of his house.

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But here, I think, is where we can see the heart of the matter:  Almost immediately after the terror attack, the official Facebook page of Fatah (the party of Abbas and the main party of the PA) posted the terrorist’s picture and referred to him as a martyr (a “shahid”).  The official PA news agency WAFA did the same.

The terrorist’s mother, speaking to a local Hevron news network, said, “My son died as a Martyr defending Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=18302

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And where would she get this idea about defending Al-Aqsa, if not from the PA and Abbas himself?  See this from the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:

“During its weekly meeting held…[June 7, 2016] in Ramallah, led by [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government called to visit Jerusalem, and for every one of our people who can, to come to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there. Likewise, it called on the Arab and Islamic world to fulfill their responsibility and support the resolve of the [Arab] citizens of Jerusalem who are the defenders of Jerusalem and guardians of its honorable [Al-Aqsa] Mosque.”

http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=771

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And so, let’s take a look for a moment at what’s going on on Har HaBayit (The Temple Mount) in recent days. Please understand, this is during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, which means increased Muslim agitation is almost taken for granted.

At the beginning of the week, there was repeated violence on the part of Muslims, who attacked Jews on the Mount.  Masked men stockpiled rocks in their sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque with which to pelt Jews and Israeli security forces.

A video of the violence here:http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214143#.V3U9kJDr3IV

You can perceive immediately how “pious” these people are, and how deeply they revere the mosque they use to support their violent behavior.

It always astounds me – the juxtaposition of their claims of great reverence for their holy site and their demonstrations of defilement in its environs.  I guess what most astounds me is how little the world chooses to notice this.

The presence of Jews on the Mount is apparently “offensive” to these masked men.  At the beginning of the week, the Jews were protected by security forces, with warnings sounded to the Muslims that violence would not be tolerated.  A handful of violent Muslims was arrested.

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But by Tuesday a different approach was being taken: Since the presence of Jews agitated the Muslims on the Mount, it was decided that no non-Muslims would be permitted up there.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214190#.V3VCLpDr3IV

What a fantastic idea!  Give in to their violence.  Let them win by removing the source of their agitation.  Then quiet can be maintained and security forces can handle the situation.  And the only cost is that Jews (and Christians) will be deprived of the right to ascend to the Mount.  Piffle.  What is that?

According to this article, this practice will be enforced only for three days. But I’ve read elsewhere that this will go on until the end of Ramadan, which is next Tuesday.  Today is the last Friday (the sabbath of Islam) of Ramadan and security forces will be out in large numbers in Jerusalem.

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In theory, Israel has sovereignty over the Mount, which sits in the heart of Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel.  In theory.  What I want to know is when it will be the case in practice, as well.

Masked Palestinians hold stones during clashes with Israeli police on the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem's Old City, June 28, 2016. (Muammar Awad/Flash90)

Credit: Muammar Awad/Flash90

I wrote in my last posting about the importance of our holding our heads high.  How do we imagine that we can defeat Islamic-based terrorism when we surrender to Islamic-based violence?

If it were up to me, I would send a battalion of IDF soldiers up there, if necessary, to sustain quiet and permit a Jewish presence on the site.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat had it right, when he said:

We must not make decisions under pressure from violent disturbances. Only consistent and determined practice in protecting the status quo will ensure a long-term reduction in violent incidents and bring quiet to Jerusalem.” (Emphasis added)

http://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-mayor-slams-rioters-as-temple-mount-closed-to-jews/

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat seen on top of the Tower of David Museum, on April 14, 2015. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90

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At roughly the same time that Hallel Ariel was being buried, there was another knifing attack in a market in Netanya, along the Mediterranean coast. Two people were wounded, one seriously.  The terrorist was shot dead.

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Let me now turn to Brexit, and explain why I put this in the good news category.

Quite simply: The EU is inherently hostile to Israel. 

[] They undermine us with demands for labeling of goods from Judea and Samaria.

[] They refer to the communities in Judea and Samaria as “illegal settlements,” which they are not.

[] Showing a blatant disregard for the rule of law, they fund illegal building of Arab housing in Area C – claiming that “diplomatic immunity” prevents Israel from taking them to court.

US Embassy London Grosvenor Square with illegal EU structure

Credit: Israellycool

[] They are applying pressure on Israel to participate in negotiations for a “two state solution” embracing terms – via the French plan – that are untenable and dangerous, as well as unjust.

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Bad enough. But worse – worst of all – was what happened last week, when Abbas addressed the EU parliament.  He said:

“Only a week ago, a number of rabbis in Israel announced, and made a clear announcement, demanding that their government poison the water to kill the Palestinians.”

http://www.todayonline.com/world/abbas-says-some-israeli-rabbis-called-poisoning-palestinian-water

A blood libel pure and simple.  And for this he received a standing ovation.

Credit: Elder of Ziyon

What can one say? This is a mark of Jew hatred, pure and simple. The EU is totally without moral or political integrity.

That it should be weakened is a positive development.

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I note that Abbas “sort of” retracted his statement just days after the above picture was taken.  A release from his office said: It has become evident that the alleged statements by a rabbi on poisoning Palestinian wells, which were reported by various media outlets, are baseless.”

Myself, I think a more honest statement would have been: While the EU parliament seemed to love what Abbas said, he faced severe criticism from other quarters and decided it was politic to walk back his position.

It doesn’t matter, of course, because the point is that the EU parliament loved him before he walked it back.

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But in the end, this is not just a question of what’s “good for the Jews.”  There are other reasons to celebrate a weakening/possible breakdown of the EU.

Italian journalist Guilio Meotti speaks of the development of the EU as a project that “was entrusted to a bureaucracy with extraordinary legislative and administrative powers.” But he asks,  “Who will guard the guardians? It is the question of political legitimacy and sovereignty

“As everyone knows, there is a terrible deficit of legitimacy regarding the European institutions

“The integration of Europe was conceived in one-dimensional terms withthe dictatorship of unelected bureaucrats and judges, cancellation of laws passed by representative parliaments, constitutional treaties signed without any input from the people…” (Emphasis added)

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/19106#.V3UUe5Dr3IV

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The open borders policy of the EU, which has permitted an uncontrolled and massive influx of Muslim migrants into the nations of the EU, is its biggest failure and may ultimately bring about its downfall.

For more on this, a Gatestone video, “Brexit: What It Means to Get Our Freedom Back.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdb0IUxoOfI with Dennis Maceoin.

Pro-Brexit Brits are hopeful that they can regain their sovereignty and control of their nation now.  Dry Bones has it right, I think:

Europe, UK, EU, BREXIT, immigrants, Muslim,Great Britain,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other nations may not be far behind.  There is talk, but it is still speculation at this point.

Many of us have been watching the horrendous implosion of Europe, as it is being overrun by those Muslims immigrants.  The breakdown of the EU – should it happen – would represent a return to sanity on the part of some individual European nations.  Might such a turn of events ultimately halt what seemed to be a runaway train?

We can ask, and then we must wait and watch…

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I wanted to examine the new agreement between Israel and Turkey here – which leaves me greatly unsettled.  But other issues have taken precedence. As it is a complex matter, I will save it for next time.

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Additional good news items before closing:

“The 3 Million Club is an Israeli NGO that works in Haiti, Nepal, and is now starting in India.  It supplies nutritional bars that are specially formulated to cure children from malnutrition within 12 weeks.”

http://www.geektime.com/2016/06/12/this-hybrid-israeli-humanitarian-startup-is-a-lean-mean-child-hunger-fighting-machine/

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The Knesset last week gave final approval to marking the seventh of Chesvan on the Hebrew calendar as “Aliyah Day.” Aliyah is immigration to Israel or, literally, going up.

The legislation – sponsored by MKs Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beytenu), Miki Zohar (Likud), Avraham Neguise (Likud), and Hilik Bar (Zionist Camp) – will institute “a day dedicated to olim (immigrants) and their contributions to the country. It will be marked around the country in schools, the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police, the President’s Residence, and the Knesset.”

The date was picked because it is close to the Shabbat – in the fall – on which there is the reading of the Torah portion Lech-Lecha, which describes God’s command to Avraham to leave his home and go to the Land of Israel.

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And so, fittingly, Prayer for the State of Israel, with IDF Chief Cantor Shai Abramson.  I hope it uplifts you as it does me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP40Bl24PE0

06/27/16
FDR

‘Interstellar Migration:’ FDR explored sending ‘surplus’ people to outer space

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

FDR as a young man via Daily Beast

FDR as a young man via Daily Beast

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt explored the possibility of sending refugees from WWII to the planets Mars or Venus. The highly secretive research was titled the “M” project for FDR: studies on migration and settlement and was headed by anthropologist Henry Fields

The 66-volume study of population problems was eventually declassified and re-discovered by Mother Jones reporters in 1983 at the Temple University Library in West Philadelphia. According to Fields,

“Roosevelt ordered the massive research project so his administration would be prepared to deal with the millions of people left homeless as well as ‘surplus’ population in the postwar world.”

In addition to exploring remote areas of Africa or the Caribbean, one of the chapters of the report was “Interstellar Migration,” which claimed that “temporary quarters may eventually be established on Venus or Mars.”

Read more here…