25 March 2011

Thoughts for the Weekend

Just a couple thoughts before the weekend -

Note to Jewish students on Campus -
Recently Israel Apartheid Week was celebrated on university campuses across Canada and the United States -
I am inspired by a guest on the Michael Coren show (I will have to track down his name) when he suggested a "Palestinian Brutality Week" in response. I think that this is a brilliant idea but it should not be done in response to Apartheid Week. It should be on a random week, done on our own terms. Certainly it would not be hard to fill the week - in fact, it could be "Palestinian Brutality Month". A good offense is the best defense, and while I myself was on campus, we went on the offense - and truthfully, we had a less trouble from the Arab students than before and after I was there.

* Have several "die-ins". The Arab groups love this. They have a bunch of people laying on the group like they were murdered by Israelis.
~ You could have bus die-ins. I think that there is an Israeli bus that was blown up that visits campuses, and there should be either people laying on the ground or pictures of the people with their ages scattered on the ground around the bus or on the bus itself.
~ You could have pizza parlor die-ins. Same idea. You'd need a centerpiece - perhaps a picture of Sbarro pizzaria - and scatter people or pictures around as well.

* Focus on violence on women and children. Have dolls and mannequins covered in fake blood (get that at the Halloween store) -men, women and children.
* Focus on violence against Christians and other minorities.
* Focus on violence against "collaborators"".

There's tons that can be done with this. Be creative. Be visual. Don't be afraid to tell the truth - certainly the Arabs aren't afraid to lie and create a false narrative of what is occurring in Israel.


The bus bombing the other day follows on the heels of over 70 rockets being shot into southern Israel. Schools had to shut down due to the number of incoming rockets. Civilians do not feel safe on buses, in their homes, places of work or schools. What country puts up with this kind of nonsense? The Fogel family massacred - two parents and three young children - what country puts up with this? Civilians murdered with impunity - what country puts up with this?


Israel does not value it's citizens. There's no cost for these terrorists to murder a Jew. A couple rockets into Gaza, apologizing when civilians are hit (Hamas targets civilians and there are no apologies), a group of undercover agents trying to track down the Fogel murderers - nonsense. There needs to be a clear cost to doing business - terrorists must know that it's not worth their while to kill us. They must know that there will be a price - to them, to their families, to the cities they come from. Collective punishment - it's not nice, but it works.

Imagine a Palestinian family massacred like the Fogels. What kind of response could one think of by the Arabs? It's a joke to even ask. There would be rioting in the streets in every country across Europe and the Arab Middle East. Netanyahu would be burned in effigy. The Third Intifada would begin in Israel. The United Nations would condemn Israel even more than they do now. Liberals everywhere would demand that their governments divest from Israel.

It's a joke to ask what would happen. We know what would happen without thinking all too hard about it. But when a Jew is murdered... don't worry, Jews don't make trouble and the Arabs are sure not scared of us. Our blood is cheap. It's time to up the price.


Have a good weekend everybody!

21 March 2011

Wrongly Accused? Too Bad

Mahmoud Abbas is upset. “I don’t know why they are insisting on accusing the Palestinian people.” He's upset that the Arabs are being blamed for murdering the Fogel family in Itamar before the investigation is over. Gosh, I'd be upset too if I were unfairly being scapegoated. Except that when there's a history of murdering unarmed men, women and children it's not worth getting too upset.

Looking back at 1964, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) was established by the peace-loving Yasser Arafat in order to liberate the "occupied" territories. Oops, there were no "occupied" territories until three years later when Israel won them in a defensive war. Oh well, never mind.

While the PLO was fighting to librate land that was controlled by Jordan, they were very good at murdering Jews that were unable to defend themselves. Anybody remember the Munich Massacre, September 5, 1972, where eleven Israeli Olympic athletes were murdered by 'Palestinians'? Or the attack on the Achille Lauro in 1985, where the wheelchair bound, 69 year old Leon Klinghoffer was killed and his body thrown off the boat. I'm sure he was a real threat to the terrorists. Does anyone remember the Pesach seder bombing, or the Sbarro Pizzaria bombing, or the bus bombings? We could go on and on.

But let's focus on the children. Abbas called the murder of the Fogel family, "inhuman and immoral". He is correct, but it's impossible to take him seriously.
* June 11, 2000 - 5 month old Yehuda Shoham died after a rock attack on the family car.
* March 26, 2001 - 10 month old Shalhevet Pass was deliberately shot in the head by a sniper.
* May 7, 2001 - Kobi Mandel, 13, and Yosef Ishran, 14, were brutally murdered, their heads smashed with rocks at the entrance to a cave when on a hike.

The number of children murdered can go on for pages, and it does. Please read through their biographies.

But what struck me as similar was a story from 2004, when a pregnant woman and her four daughters were murdered at point blank range. No mercy was shown by the murderers for the Hatuel family.
After riddling the car with gunfire on a road leading to Israel, the two terrorists then ran up to the vehicle and coldbloodedly pumped bullets into each of their victims' heads to make sure they had finished the job, Israeli police said.

One of the gunmen also shot the swollen belly of the eight-months-pregnant mom at point-blank range.

Yup, boy do I feel sorry for those 'Palestinians' who Abbas feels have been wrongly accused. Golly, I would have never thought to blame them for the knife attack on the Fogel family that murdered three children and their parents in their sleep - including a three year old and three month old.

Wrongly accused? I doubt it.

14 March 2011

The Emperor Has No Clothes

But don't let it derail the peace process - the mantra we've been hearing over the last 24 hours. A family murdered in their sleep, a father, mother, toddler and newborn all stabbed to death by a real live monster - but don't let it derail the peace process. A family thrown out of their home in Gaza in the name of peace, creating a new life in a new place, butchered - but don't let it derail the peace process. Three young children left without parents - but don't let it derail the peace process. Two young children, a three year old and a three month old murdered simply because they're Jewish - but don't let it derail the peace process.

It's time to speak the truth, the Emperor has no clothes - there is no peace process.

When the Arabs condemn these murders and still celebrate the murderer of 35 Israelis in 1978 - there is no peace process. When the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas gives $2000 to the family of a suicide bomber - there is no peace process. When the PA only days ago speaks against internal division and promotes using weapons against Israel - there is no peace process. When candy is handed out in celebration of this massacre - there is no peace process.

The Emperor has no clothes. There is no peace process.

Stop repeating the mantra of death. Speak the truth. End the charade. There is no peace process - and there will be no peace.

06 March 2011

Social Commentary Anyone?

From off the beaten track -

A couple interesting articles have popped up recently. Both make valid points, although I'm not sure what the overall meaning is that I should be taking from them. I'm still letting the ideas wander through my head, and perhaps I'll come up with something to say about them.

Any thoughts?

Why You're Not Married - Tracy McMillan

Where Have the Good Men Gone - Kay Hymowitz