Friday, September 16, 2005

As always, Israeli courts uphold International law, even when International courts bow to antisemitism.
High Court: Construction of W. Bank fence is legal

By Yuval Yoaz
September 15, 2005

The High Court of Justice on Thursday unanimously upheld a petition submitted by Palestinian residents of several West Bank villages and ruled that the state must reconsider within a reasonable timeframe an alternative route for the separation fence in the area of the northern West Bank settlement of Alfei Menashe.

The panel nevertheless rejected a July 2004 ruling by the International Court of Justice in the Hague and ruled that Israel had the authority in principle to build a separation fence in the West Bank, beyond the Green Line, for security reasons.

To view a summary of the High Court's ruling go here:

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Neo-Nazi posting on Pro-Palestinian blogs is Outted

An entity disguising himself as "Gerry Hiles" has been discovered to be a closet Nazi. He was first merely a suspect because of his posting canards such as Arabs being unable to be antisemites because they are semites, the disproven Khazar theory, and palagerizing the work of White supremist's favorite antisemite Israel Shamir.

Then the link of his name came to light. Gerry is slang for a German national, popularized during the world wars. Hiles is a homonym for heil's. And just what does a German heil? From 1933 through 1945, they heiled Hitler.

So there you have it, the zundelphile posting on and is nothing but a nazi who has just been outted.
peacepalestine documents
What a wonderful and truthful speech!!
Text of Sharon's UN talk
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Text of Ariel Sharon's speech to the UN General Assembly, September 15, 2005

My friends and colleagues, heads and representatives of the UN member states, I arrived here from Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish people for over 3,000 years, and the undivided and eternal capital of the State of Israel.

At the outset, I would like to express the profound feelings of empathy of the people of Israel for the American nation, and our sincere condolences to the families who lost their loved ones. I wish to encourage my friend, President George Bush, and the American people, in their determined efforts to assist the victims of the hurricane and rebuild the ruins after the destruction. The State of Israel, which the United States stood beside at times of trial, is ready to extend any assistance at its disposal in this immense humanitarian mission.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I stand before you at the gate of nations as a Jew and as a citizen of the democratic, free and sovereign State of Israel, a proud representative of an ancient people, whose numbers are few, but whose contribution to civilization and to the values of ethics, justice and faith, surrounds the world and encompasses history. The Jewish people have a long memory, the memory which united the exiles of Israel for thousands of years: a memory which has its origin in G-d's commandment to our forefather Abraham: "Go forth!" and continued with the receiving of the Torah at the foot of Mount Sinai and the wanderings of the children of Israel in the desert, led by Moses on their journey to the promised land, the land of Israel.

I was born in the Land of Israel, the son of pioneers - people who tilled the land and sought no fights - who did not come to Israel to dispossess its residents. If the circumstances had not demanded it, I would not have become a soldier, but rather a farmer and agriculturist. My first love was, and remains, manual labor; sowing and harvesting, the pastures, the flock and the cattle.
What would happen if mosques were burned — and other silly questions

By Jonathan Tobin

Several years ago before I came to Philadelphia, I accompanied the former governor of Connecticut on his first trip to Israel.

In my journalistic capacity, I tagged along as John Rowland, then considered an up-and-coming star of the Republican Party, was schlepped around Jerusalem on a whirlwind tour conducted by guides from Israel's foreign ministry.

But as we were winding our way around the Old City, I began to chafe a bit. The visit to the sites of several ruined synagogues in the Jewish Quarter did not elicit even a mention from the guide over the fact that they'd been blown up by the Jordanian Arab Legion after they took the place from its outnumbered Jewish defenders.

Nor did a view of the cemetery on the Mount of Olives prompt the guide to mention that the cemetery had been desecrated by the Jordanians during their occupation of part of the city before the unification of Jerusalem by Israel in June 1967.

Frustrated that an opportunity to educate an American leader about the history of the city was being missed, I doffed my journalist's cap and intervened in the conversation.

The result was an angry riposte from the guide, who told me to let him do his job and not add to the confusion on the part of the governor.
Accepting Islamic peace gestures at face value: A backgrounder

By Steven Stalinsky

Tracking the Arab press — not what they are saying to the West, but what they are whispering to each other. We believe you will be sickened. But you will certainly better understand the war on terror and what we are up against:

The annual United Nations General Assembly serves as an opportunity for world leaders and diverse groups to meet. One such meeting this year includes Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, reaching out to American Jewish groups.

On September 19, 2001, Mr. Musharraf made a televised message to the Pakistan people to explain how his nation would respond to September 11. Referring to "the first six years of the history of Islam," Mr. Musharraf said: "Mohammed himself went from Mecca to Medina to save Islam ... when the prophet reached Medina, then he entered a friendship treaty with his enemies, the Jews...because of the peace treaty with Jews, he was able to fight the infidels of Mecca. After six years, the Jews noticed that Islam was becoming stronger. They got very irritated."

Mr. Musharraf then explained why Mohammed was willing to sign a peace agreement with the infidels even if its temporarily made Muslims look weak." There was a battle between Muslims and Jews, and of course by the grace of G-d, Muslims won the battle ... Mecca was conquered. What lesson do we derive with this incident? ... On this occasion, a strategic decision is to be taken...if you are facing two problems and you have to choose one, then it is better to take the lesser evil...."

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Umkahlil's latest lieArab Christians are Arabs???
Comments on excerpts from an essay from one of the best liars in arabdom, Raja Mattar:

Needless to say, many Arabs are dissatisfied with the current state of Arab affairs. Things do look frustrating, depressing and seemingly hopeless. During such periods of national malaise, there is a tendency among some intellectuals to deny even belonging to their own Culture and to find an outlet in esoteric ideas and fanatic ideologies. That is one of many reasons why Communism took over Russia, Nazism took over Germany and radical Islamism is now holding itself as an alternative to secular Arabism.

Actually, Naziism and radical Islam are the same coin. Both seek, not to deny the peoples heritage, but to lift it up to being sacred above all others, that others should be their slaves. Radical Arab Islam is the mirror image of Nazi Germany.

But the current torpor in our political landscape is no reason to create an imagined identity for ourselves from the ruins of defunct civilizations. Nor is it sufficient justification to distance ourselves from our Arab Culture and attach ourselves to a technologically and militarily superior West, whose past and present morality - massacres, wars, religious pogroms, colonialism, and ethnic cleansings, up to and including Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Bagram and the unconditional support of Israel's genocidal policies - are hardly occasion for great pride.

There is absolutely no proof of any western nation, including Israel, having genocidal polocies. But you can go into any mosque in the Palestinian territories and hear genocidal screams for genocidal dreams.

And now the reason for this hate filled screed posted by Umkahlil: There are many agitators who have a political agenda and are keen to distort history and statistics to fit such an agenda, imagining ethnic differences where none exist. They are either alien to this Culture - or have alienated themselves from it - and are trying to fabricate falsehoods and pass them on as history to uninformed listeners or readers. They are trying to invent for Arab Christians an artificial identity antagonistic to the environment they have always been part of, not realizing - or maybe they are - that by nurturing such a rift they might be creating among Arab Christians an anti-Islamic 'fifth column', disloyal to its own Culture and probably imperilling whole Christian communities in the Arab Middle East. And for what? To toady to Israel and its patrons in the U.S.?

Fanatic Arab islamists are afraid that Arab christians will throw off the racist chains of dhimmi.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


The United Nations Relief and Works Agency
for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East


Arlene Kushner

An incredible PDF presentation
UK decides not to replace Holocaust Day

Matthew Wagner, THE JERUSALEM POST Sep. 12, 2005


British Prime Minister Tony Blair notified Monday that he would not adopt the proposal to change the British Holocaust Memorial Day to a British Genocide Day, which would serve as a memorial to Muslim deaths as well as Holocaust victims.

Radical Muslims were uncomfortable with the Holocaust because of the infamous role played by some of their leaders during World War II, said former Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Israel Meir Lau on Monday in response to proposals to do away with Holocaust Memorial Day in Britain because Muslims find it offensive.

"The so called 'religious' leader Haj Amin el Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem, went out of his way to come all the way to Berlin to encourage Hitler to kill Jews. He did everything in his power to help the Nazis in their diabolical plot."

"So I do not buy it when Palestinians argue that they were victims of the Holocaust because it led to the establishment of the state of Israel."

"Before there was ever a state of Israel there was rabid anti-Semitism among radical Muslims."
EU-funded Palestinian "human rights"
group sanctions terror and murder of Israeli civilians

By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) presents itself as a legitimate human rights organization. Indeed, it is perceived as such internationally, and receives funding from the EU's European Commission, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, the Ford Foundation and others (see listing below).

However, Palestinian Media Watch's examination of PCHR's statements has revealed an alarming pattern of defending terrorists and their activities. Two recent press releases, both this week and last month, chide terrorist groups for their carelessness in implementing terrorism against Israel - but only because their military activities targeting Israeli civilians have been carried out from Palestinian civilian populated areas, resulting in Palestinian civilian casualties.

Worse still, PCHR goes beyond the impropriety of ignoring the Israeli casualties from these often-deadly terror attacks - which have killed three Israeli children under the age of four and other civilians in the last year. PCHR expressly supports the idea of the "military activities" continuing, even though these attacks have been targeting Israeli civilians, as long as the terrorists pick their launching spots to avoid Palestinian casualties.

Last month Palestinian terrorists launched rocket attacks aimed at civilians in the Israeli city of Sderot. These terror attacks failed: One rocket hit a Palestinian hospital and another hit a home, killing a Palestinian child and injuring nine others.

In response, the PCHR issued a lengthy press release, criticizing the terrorists - not because they launched rockets at Israeli civilians, but because of their "repeated mistakes;" that is, hitting Palestinian civilians instead of Israeli civilians.

Moreover, the self-proclaimed "human rights" organization went so far as to expressly support continued terror against civilians. In the final paragraph, instead of condemning the attacks that have been killing Israeli children, they placed conditions on these attacks: Future attacks should be launched from an acceptable place:

"PCHR ... calls on them ['the resistance'] to abstain from launching any military activities from inside or near civilian areas..."

The PCHR's practise of attaching the label of "resistance fighters" to terrorists whose missiles have been exclusively targeting civilians is likewise an improper term for a group defending "human rights."

This week the pattern continued when an explosion of a Hamas weapons cache located in a residential area killed four Palestinian civilians. The PCHR release ended with another statement sanctioning terror:

"PCHR reminds the Palestinian resistance groups of their duties towards the protection of civilians, and calls upon them to abstain from conducting any military activity inside or near residential areas...

"PCHR also condemns the use of violence and weapons to express anger and frustration."

The total PCHR message, then, is that terror attacks on Israeli civilians are acceptable "resistance" - as long as they are launched away from Palestinian civilians and as long as they kill only Israelis. Consistent with this ideology, none of the press releases on the PCHR website expresses condemnation for any rocket attacks that have hit their civilian targets and killed Israeli civilians, including young children.

Palestinian Media Watch research has likewise found that PCHR falsifies news items to fit its political anti-Israel political agenda.

One example is the July 16 press release, issued after Israel killed three Palestinian terrorists. While all three Palestinian dailies identified the dead as belonging to Hamas or Islamic Jihad, the PCHR falsely reported in its press release that is was only Israel who "alleged" their membership in the "resistance groups": "The IOF [Israeli Occupation Forces] state" that they "belong to the military wing of Hamas."

This distortion allowed PCHR to mask the true identities of the terrorists and give support to its fallacious assertion that Israel was targeting "civilians." The title of their press release stressed this lie: "IOF [Israeli Occupation Forces] Escalate Attacks on Civilian Targets."

In addition, PCHR's definition of Hamas and Islamic Jihad - groups that specialize in suicide terror against civilians and who are on the terror lists of America and European countries - as "resistance groups" raises yet more questions regarding PCHR's status as a legitimate "human right" organization.

Falsifying a news report to defame Israel is not Palestinian human rights but Palestinian propaganda. Instructing terrorists to protect Palestinian civilians while continuing to launch rocket and other attacks on Israeli is not defending human rights, but rather defending and promoting terror.

European and American Donors

PCHR's website indicates that it is funded in Europe by: The European Commission, The Swedish Chapter of the International Commission of Jurists, Oxfam Netherlands, Christian Aid (UK), Dan Church Aid (Denmark), Ireland Aid, The Royal Danish Representative Office to the PA, The Representative Office of Norway to the PA.

Donors from the US include: The Ford Foundation, The Open Society Fund,
Grassroots International.

PCHR holds "Special Consultative Status" with the UN's Economic and Social Council.
This seems to be yet another example of the growing number of documented cases in which well-meaning Western organizations fund Palestinian projects and organizations that either directly or indirectly promote, support or honor terrorists.

PCHR Press Releases

This week's PCHR press release, issued after the weapons cache exploded, reaches this conclusion:

"PCHR remains gravely concerned at the continued storage of explosives in civilian populated areas by Palestinian resistance groups, which endangers the lives of Palestinian civilians and violates their right to life."
[PCHR press release, Spetember 6, 2005]

This is followed by an admonition to the "resistance groups" not to conduct "military operations" in or around civilian areas:

"PCHR strongly condemns such acts and remains gravely concerned at repeated mistakes in firing those rockets hitting [Palestinian] civilian areas and endangering civilians. PCHR also reminds the Palestinian resistance groups of their responsibilities with regard to protection of civilians in keeping with international law, and calls on them to abstain from launching any military activities from inside or near civilian areas."
[PCHR press release, August 3, 20005]

It is clear that the term "military activities" does not refer solely to attacks against Israeli military targets, as that same term was used to refer to rocket attacks against civilians in the Israeli town of Sderot.


The Western-funded Palestinian Centre for Human Rights is involved in anti-Israel hate propaganda, falsifies news reports in order to defame Israel, instructs terrorists about acceptable locations from which to murder Israeli civilians, and condemns Palestinian rocket attacks because they missed their Israeli civilian targets and killed Palestinians instead. Those organizations that fund this centre in the belief they are contributing to the cause of human rights are actually funding terror promotion, and must share responsibility for its consequences.
Egyptians killing Palestinians amid mayhem in Gaza
Will they blame the Jews for this, also? IA

RAFAH, Egypt: A Palestinian was shot dead and another wounded yesterday as hundreds stormed the buffer zone on the Gaza border with Egypt amid scenes of mayhem just hours after Israeli troops pulled out.

Egyptian forces opened fire as hundreds of Palestinians, including armed militants, swarmed into no-man’s land and up to 3,000 broke through the barbed wire on top of the border wall, witnesses said.

Nafez Attiyeh, 34, died of a bullet wound to the head, Palestinian medics said. A second Palestinian was hit in the thigh.

Egypt strongly denied yesterday witness reports that its guards fired the fatal bullet that killed a jubilant Palestinian at the Gaza border just hours after Israel’s historic pullout.

“I categorically deny this report, which is completely baseless,” said Suleiman Awad, official spokesman of President Hosni Mubarak.

“It’s inconceivable that Egyptian soldiers should have opened fire on the Palestinians after letting 3,000 cross the border for family reunions,” Awad said.

“If a Palestinian was indeed killed, it was probably as a result of celebratory fire by Palestinians marking the end of the occupation.

“It was the jubilation of a people celebrating the end of Israeli occupation and we let them cross the frontier for celebratory reunions with their families.” Palestinian medics had said earlier that Nafez Attiyeh, 34, died of a bullet wound to the head, while a second Palestinian was hit in the thigh.

Witnesses had said both were hit by Egyptian fire.

But when the numbers were getting out of control, Egyptian forces started to fire into the air, witnesses said. Overwhelmed police, some wielding guns and others with long wooden stickS, struggled to prevent Palestinians from crossing into Egypt.

Egypt has been deploying a 750-strong force to take over security at the frontier. But a truck ferrying some of the troops drove by without any of the border guards taking up position to relieve the policemen.

Palestinian interior ministry spokesman Tawfiq Abu Khussa said the fatal shooting was under investigation, but also issued a warning.

“Any attempt to go near the (border) wall will engender a risk and we will treat it as a challenge to security,” he said. Israel voiced concern over the free movement across the border.

Why are certain blogs advocates of Censorship?

To well known blogs, Umkahlil and peacepalestine have taken to censoring corrections to their posts. When they present Palestinian myths as fact, and are caught doing so, they are quick to remove the comment.

What do they have to fear from the truth?

You can see the examples on their Blogs; and

Make sure you let them know that censorship has no place in a free society and that they set back the Palestinian cause when ever they advocate or excuse violence.
Why won't the Palestinians come clean over Arafat's death? Must they create a myth for every fact they don't like? Doesn't the truth mean anything to the Palestinians?

Experts: Yasser Arafat died of AIDS or poisoning

By Amos Harel
September 8, 2005

An analysis of the confidential medical report on Yasser Arafat's death reveals three main possibilities as to the cause: poisoning, AIDS or an infection.

Israel and foreign doctors who have seen the report say the details do not lead to a conclusive determination on what caused the death.

After Arafat died on November 11 at a military hospital in Paris, copies of the pathology report compiled by the hospital staff - and kept under wraps until now - were handed over to Arafat's widow, Suha, and senior PA officials. The report's findings are now being published for the first time in the revised edition of "The Seventh War" by journalists Amos Harel and Avi Isacharoff, to be released next week by Yedioth Ahronoth in Hebrew.

The chapter of the book dealing with Arafat's death appears on Friday in the Haaretz magazine:

The report does not lift the veil of mystery surrounding Arafat's death entirely: it lists the immediate cause of death as a massive brain hemorrhage, but adds that "a discussion among a large number of medical experts... shows that it is impossible to pinpoint a cause that will explain the combination of symptoms that led to the death of the patient."

Dr. Ashraf al-Kurdi, Arafat's personal physician who played no part in the late PA chairman's medical care during the final weeks of his life, said that he knows that the French doctors found the AIDS virus in Arafat's blood. Al-Kurdi refuses to divulge the source of this information, but claims that the virus was put into Arafat's blood in an effort to blur the traces of poisoning, which was the cause of death.

Most senior officials, including Mohammed Dahlan and Jibril Rajoub, have said in interviews with the book's authors that they are convinced Arafat was poisoned by Israel. The Palestinians mention Israel's assassination attempt by means of poison on Hamas leader Khaled Meshal in Amman in 1997. According to the officials, Arafat was not sufficiently cautious and could easily have been poisoned, because he would receive candies and medicines from visitors and consume them without medical supervision.

A statement from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office defined the poison claims as "nonsense," adding that such claims were investigated in the past and found to be false.

Prof. Gil Lugassi, president of the Israel Hematologists Association who read the French report, said that the symptoms described could be typical of AIDS.

The French medical report stipulates that no traces of poison were found in Arafat's body, but the tests were not comprehensive and did not include checks for all types of known poisons.

* The report does not clear up the ambiguities surrounding Yasser Arafat's death. It also leaves a third option: Arafat died of an infection.

* Senior Palestinian Authority officials, including Jibril Rajoub: The Rais was poisoned.

* Arafat's personal doctor: The HIV virus was detected in his blood shortly before his death.

* Prime Minister's Office: Arafat was not poisoned. "Absolute nonsense."

Monday, September 12, 2005

Of course, we will wait on the apologists for Palestinian murder and mayhem to try to wriggle out of this one!

When pictures lie
A TV report that helped fuel the deadly Palestinian intifada appears to be false. So how is truth supposed to compete with a video fraud?

A 55-SECOND video report, produced in 2000 by a French TV station and distributed free of charge around the world, has caused untold injury and grief to Israeli civilians. This month, the French author Nidra Poller analyzes the evidence in Commentary magazine and shows that the video is a fraud — "an almost perfect media crime," the retired French journalist Luc Rosenzweig calls it. That Poller's piece is conclusive is merely my own judgment, of course. But we are all required to make such judgments, in the light of such reports. There is a wider story here also. We are vulnerable to video lies. Against purposeful lies, truth has never been so helpless, so weakly defended.

More than 500 Israeli civilians have been killed in the intifada, the Palestinian uprising that began five years ago. They were ordinary people chatting on a bus, eating ice cream in a restaurant; suddenly, a bright flash. The next moment the walls are spattered with blood and the bomb's hellish odor fills the air. Some people are blinded, others are cut to pieces. Parents living the worst seconds of their lives cast about wildly for their children in the screaming, smoky chaos.

What explains such bestial crimes? The reported death of a Palestinian child, Mohammed Dura, in Gaza did as much as anything else to ignite the current uprising. In the short video segment produced on Sept. 30, 2000, and distributed immediately, a state-owned French television station called France 2 accused the Israeli army of deliberately shooting and killing the 12-year-old.You may remember the footage: A man and boy crouch in fear. Shots hit a wall far from the pair; a final round of gunfire kicks up a dust cloud that hides father and son, who are "targets of gunfire from Israeli positions," says the voice-over. When the dust clears, the boy is stretched at the man's feet. The voice says that he is dead.This version of the story was retold around the world — and it has figured in countless wall posters, an Al Qaeda recruiting video, an epic poem. Last June an aspiring suicide bomber was arrested on her way to a hospital — to kill Israeli children, she said, in memory of Mohammed Dura.

BUT, ACCORDING to the Commentary article, the video is a fraud. The footage itself is ambiguous, the alleged main event hidden by dust. The voice-over is what makes us understand what we are seeing. It comes from Charles Enderlin, a correspondent at France 2 (and a French Jew who became an Israeli citizen 20 years ago). Enderlin has never claimed to have been anywhere near the scene of the alleged shooting. His Palestinian cameraman told him the story. Lots of supporting evidence was supposed to back up the cameraman's story — more footage of the supposed father and son pinned by Israeli fire, footage showing the child's death throes. France 2 has since admitted, according to Poller, that no such footage exists.
Rewarding terror

Terrorism continues because terrorism works

By Clifford May
September 11, 2005

Winning World War IV requires de-legitimizing terrorism. But terrorism today is a thriving enterprise because for at least three decades, terrorists have been rewarded. Republicans and Democrats alike have been responsible for this error. Europeans even more so.

Almost exactly 32 years ago, Palestinian terrorists entered the Olympic Village in Munich and massacred 11 innocent Israeli athletes. That act of mass murder was not considered sufficiently serious to merit canceling the Olympic games – or even postponing them for a day.

The group responsible for the killings, the Palestine Liberation Organization, received more encouragement than condemnation. Two years later, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat was invited to address the UN. The PLO was welcomed to the General Assembly and “the question of Palestine” was introduced into the agenda.

A few years later, Arafat won the Nobel Peace Prize. Abu Daoud – the unrepentant terrorist who planned the 1972 massacres – received the Palestinian Prize for Culture.

And everyone else in the world with grievances and complaints learned the rules: Terrorism is acceptable. Terrorism works. Terrorism succeeds – like nothing else. So why not use it?,7340,L-3140711,00.html