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By the peace process, we mean not merely peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but between Israelis and the entire Arab world. Rick Richman points out the essential problem in Commentary, in 45 Years Later, No Closer to the Truth:

In 1978, Israel traded the entire Sinai for peace; Egypt has recently demonstrated that withdrawals from land are permanent but promises of peace are not. In 2000, Israel offered the Palestinians a state on substantially all the West Bank and Gaza; they declined in favor of a barbaric war on Israeli civilians. In 2001, after Israel accepted the Clinton Parameters, the Palestinians rejected them. In 2005, Israel removed every settler and soldier from Gaza, and got a rocket war in return. In 2008, Israel offered a state again, and got no response at all.

The problem is that it's not a peace process at all -- it is a process of small surrenders eventually leading to the extermination of one side.More >>

As of late, what with the Iranian nuclear issue heating up, there are cries and suggestions that the supposedly unbreakable Israel-Washington bond will prompt the U.S., at the very minimum, to approve Israel's potential strike on Iran. This relationship is already dangerous enough, many say, but couple this with hawkish views on violence and you have the US military as a powerful tool of Israel that the US can and will deploy at Israel's behest.

Let's take a look at the facts, shall we?

For all of this make any sense, only one premise needs to be agreed upon: the basis that politicians respond to money. After all, isn't that why we are so ardently (and rightfully) averse to the idea of "Corporate personhood" upheld by Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission?

For the 2012 election cycle: compare the monetary contributions of real estate interest groups, which has contributed an aggregate total of $253,290,163 to Washington, law interest groups at $86,656,519, and Israeli interest groups -- coming in with a relatively dismal $5,662,108. As a matter of fact, the money that real...More >>

Jonathan Danilowitz on British (and Arab?) hypocrisy at the Globe Theatre in London:

The racists crawled out of their holes to demonstrate against Israel, the only democracy in the entire Middle East. Bleeding-heart “liberals” exposing their own racist anti-Semitism, masquerading as bothering about the welfare of their brothers and sisters in the Middle East.

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The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank has decided its main problem with the terrorists on their territory is that they are too disorganized. Even the generous financial support of Iran isn't enough to grease the wheels so these heavily-armed fanatics can really get going. If they're going to be effective, they really need to unite under the leadership of Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas.

Another reason for Israel to keep negotiations in a deep freeze.More >>

And there you have it:

"The Iranian nation is standing for its cause and that is the full annihilation of Israel,” Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi said in a speech to a defense gathering Sunday in Tehran.

But wait! He doesn't speak for the Iranian regime! He's just a... high-ranking military general talking to a bunch of other high-ranking generals who are nodding their heads in enthusiastic agreement.

In case the daily chants of "Death to Israel" emanating from Iran's leaders and standing-room-only street rallies didn't tip you off before, perhaps this latest clear threat will nudge you in the right direction.

Jonathon Narvey is the Editor of The PropagandistMore >>

By blowing up their convoy in Khan Sheikhun.

Not to cut the Syrian regime any slack, but the "Allah Ackbar!" shouting types in the crowd don't exactly inspire a lot of empathy.

Why not? Well, the rebels haven't nearly won this fight yet, but the extermination and eviction of Syria's Christians by jihadists has already begun in earnest.

There are no good guys left in this fight.

Jonathon Narvey is the Editor of The PropagandistMore >>

Prolific blogger Richard Millett was bullied by racist thugs at a meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. Anti-Israel "activists" taunted and intimidated him, trying to take away his camera and other items, for the "crime" of recording a presentation that others present were also recording.

You’re a typical Israeli, you know that,” one idiot man-child grumbled at him. Whatever the hell that means.

The defining observation of this disgusting incident was this: "At no stage did anyone in the 40 strong audience come to my defence in any way."

Jonathon Narvey is the Editor of The PropagandistMore >>

"What's truly horrifying reading through the diaries of those who lived through the events is the almost total absence of horror," says Lord Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, in a recorded message for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

"One day in 1933, all Jewish lawyers in Germany were dismissed. Nothing was said. Jews came into the offices. Some of them had worked in them for as long as their adult lives and they removed their belongings and they left. No one said anything.

"Then it happened to Jewish academics. Then, to Jewish doctors. No public protest. As little by little, an entire class of humanity was turned in to non-persons..."

"... and so it goes on today, in Darfur and far too many other places today, where being the wrong color or ethnicity or religion or tribe deprives you of the most basic human right, to live in freedom without fear. There is still all too little protest."More >>

Gunter Grass, the elderly German novelist and former Waffen-SS inductee, raised eyebrows recently with a controversial poem criticising Israeli foreign policy. The Propagandist’s crack team of investigative (literary) journalists began delving into the affair immediately, and have now submitted their conclusions. Unfortunately, they are obvious.

First, they say, Germany and Israel seem to have some kinda crazy history/ background/ story thing goin’ on. Secondly, for chrissakes, who but a German writes a poem about foreign policy? Thirdly, the following excerpts from other Grass poetry on Judeo-MidEast themes seem to reveal a certain... ambivalence on the subject.

I think that I shall never see
A poem as homely as Tel Aviv.
Poems are made by fools like me,
Poetry that analyses foreign policy
Which in German is called Poesituttheingotfermechten...

… Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falconer cannot hear Golda Meir.

Roses are red,
UN helmets are blue.
Palestinians love their children,
Don’t you?

A drop of water
Sighs. Uphold Resolution
338-A, ja?

Just awful, like some flowers
In the attic, or not.

Cloud over Tehran
Spells out, please quit it with the
Bomb menacings, Jews.

(--...More >>

The Air Flytilla has arrived in Israel. Sort of.

Instead of protesting the bloody tyranny in Syria, ethnic cleansing of Copts in Egypt or the torture of religious minorities and dissenters in Iran, a wave of "activists" tried to descend on the Middle East's only Western democracy that respects human rights -- and were mostly turned back by airlines that had no interest in paying for their tickets home when they would be rejected by immigration officials.

PALESTINIAN ACTIVIST. So, where are the rest of you?

FLYTILLA REP. What do you mean? Haven't more of our comrades arrived already?

PALESTINIAN ACTIVIST. Noooooo... And there aren't really enough of you guys to have a decent march.



FLYTILLA REP. Have you got Scrabble?More >>



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