The tempest that has recently blown over the US-Israel relations has one unique source, the personality and far-leftist ideology of one man, President Obama : his narcissistic belief and arrogant unilateral acts that are anathema to the American political system, his intolerance to dissenting views that brook no dissent from the other co-equal branch of government, the US Congress, or from a foreign Prime Minister such as Netanyahu, his disdain of the US Constitution and his violation of its most cherished tenets, and his vindictive and punishing reactions against those who dare infringe upon his dictatorial fiats, like a monarch insulted by his vassals who committed the crime of "lese-majeste."
As many pundits observed, Obama's "temper tantrums" against Netanyahu were caused by the prime Minister successes ,first in his brilliant speech loudly acclaimed in the Congress by both Republicans and Democrats, and later, in his resounding victory in Israeli elections that will allow him to continue as Prime Minister, an anathema to Obama who spared no effort to defeat him, even using taxpayer money and sending political hacks to Israel in that endeavor , which is a gross and ugly interference in a foreign country's elections.
Before the Israeli elections, Obama unleashed his attack-dogs minions to launch a campaign of vilification against the Prime Minister of Israel, the only real US ally in the disintegrating Middle-East. They called him names like "chickenshit," amid accusations of "spying," and ominous threats such as "Israel will pay a heavy price," the US may abandon Israel at the UN," etc.
This abominable treatment of a beleaguered ally, surrounded by ferocious enemies sworn to its destruction, was never inflicted on US enemies, not even on the decapitators of ISIS.
On the chilly morning of July 18, 1994, at a busy intersection in Buenos Aires, a white Renault van sped in front of Mrs. Nicolasa Romero, who was walking her son, Nahu, to nursery school. "A real lout," thought Nicolasa, "no respect for pedestrians." He would have run us over, she fumed, had I not yanked Nahu back onto the pavement. "Idiot!" she yelled. The driver, she later recalled, "was dark-skinned, with large eyes; he wore a beige shirt and his dark hair was cut army-style." He looked impassively into Nicolasa's eyes as she held tightly to Nahu's hand.
Minutes later, a tremendous explosion, a deafening roar, shattered the morning. The screams and the storms of stones, rubble, and broken glass meant that it came from somewhere nearby, and Nicolasa and her son, together with many others, crouched on the ground in fear. People were yelling, "A bomb! A bomb!" When, dazed and covered in dust and shards of glass, Nicolasa managed to pull herself and Nahu up, she immediately saw that they were the lucky ones. Others lay on the bloodied ground mutilated, some dead.
Indeed, the explosion left 85 dead and hundreds seriously injured. This, the deadliest explosion in Argentina's history, completely destroyed the 3-level building known as the AMIA [Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina], the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, a community center that provided assistance to the needy and the elderly, as well as school programs, soup kitchens, a library, and cultural activities.
In To Kill Without a Trace, Gustavo Perednik, an Argentinian Israeli, tells the story of that horrific explosion, soon exposed as a suicide bombing. A thinly veiled autobiography, the novel employs the device of a narrator and his student, as well as other narrative devices that serve mainly to confuse the reader. (The book, translated from the Spanish, badly needs an index.) Nevertheless, Perednik clearly demonstrates the bungling, corrupt efforts and counter-efforts of the Argentine authorities to find and punish the culprits. It is tragedy-cum-farce, a Keystone Kops circus full of unpronounceable names, acronyms, back-slapping, and tales of breathtaking turpitude.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies claims that 70% of all armed conflict fatalities in the WORLD last year involved Muslims. Yes, 70%; and in 2013 there were almost 12,000 terrorists “incidents” in the world. Not all Muslims are violent, but a high percentage of the world’s violence is perpetrated by Muslims and is sanctioned by their religion, with a high percentage of the victims being Muslim themselves. In the forefront of fighting this violence are two tiny countries, Israel and the Netherlands (the USA and UK are currently passive at best about counter-jihad). The purpose of this article is to draw attention to the valiant work of some of the leading counter-jihadist in the Netherlands. The reality though is that it is not the country but her citizens who are leading the charge in the Netherlands where the establishment denies that Islam or Muslims are the problem, instead Dutch authorities have largely focused on attacking those who criticize Islam. This article was written in honor of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s new book, “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation” which is being published on March 24, 2015 by Harper Collins.
Pim Fortuyn (1948-2002), Dutch politician, civil servant, sociologist, author, columnist, and professor was murdered 6 May 2002 in Hilversum, North Holland by Volkert van der Graff (an “old Dutch” native) who claimed that he wanted to stop Fortuyn from using Muslims as scapegoats. Fortuyn’s murder was the beginning of widespread Dutch (and by extension Western) awareness of the problems inherent in Islam. His murder was a precursor to that of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh (1957-2004). There is a direct line between Fortuyn’s murder and the rise and persecution of Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PPV). All of them proclaimed the danger of Islam to the Netherlands and to the rest of Western civilization. The names of these four: Fortuyn, van Gogh, Hirsi Ali, and Wilders, are sometimes linked as their stories intersect with each other, and they all have been prominent in the fight against Islam although each in a different way. It began with the assassination of Fortuyn, the first Dutch political assassination (except during WWII) since 1672. The murderer of Pim Fortuyn was released from prison last year.
Fortuyn’s stands on multiculturalism, immigration and Islam led to his being referred to as “far-right” despite his rejection of that label and despite his sexual orientation. He was a Marxist initially but sometime before 1992 switched to the Labour Party. In August of 2001 he was quoted as saying that “I am also in favor of a cold war with Islam. I see Islam as an extraordinary threat, as a hostile religion.” But what really galvanized attention was his calling Islam “backwards” and his call for banning immigration to the Netherlands from Islamic countries. He had left the Labour Party by then and joined the “Livable Netherlands” (Party) – this was prior to the Dutch election of 2002. His call for a ban on Islamic immigration in February 2002 resulted in his being rejected by “Livable Netherlands” and his founding of Pim Fortuyn List (LPF) just a few days later taking many “Livable Netherlands” members with him. So the intolerant left in the media and elsewhere used this as a reason to express their tolerance.
The movie Do You Believe? opened in theaters yesterday, March 20 2015. Hubby and I saw this movie yesterday and we both highly recommend it. Do You Believe? is from the studio that brought you God's Not Dead.
Many reviewers are comparing the two movies, but that would be like comparing apples and onions, they are completely different but both a definite 'must see'.
A dozen different souls-all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ ... even if they don't believe it. Yet. When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. This stirring new film from the creators of God's Not Dead...
Both Do You Believe? and God's Not Dead clearly stress salvation by faith in Jesus Christ, and Him alone. No watered down religion. Just the Biblical plan.
Do You Believe? is a beautiful, exceptionally well-done Christian movie. It delivers strong characters with compelling and moving dramatic arcs. The movie challenges Christians to live out their Christianity through kindness, service and sacrifice. It also challenges them to boldly share their faith, no matter the consequences. Furthermore, to those that are struggling and have lost all hope and faith, God’s love for them is made abundantly clear.
Starring: Ted McGinley, Sean Astin, Mira Sorvino, Cybill Shepherd, Madison Pettis, Andrea Logan White, Lee Majors, Senyo Amoaku, Brian Bosworth, Shane Carson, Valerie Dominquez, Alexa PenaVega, Liam Matthews, Amy McFadden, Tracy Melchior, Makenzie Moss, Carly Nykanen, Joseph Julian Soria
Go see this movie, you will be moved, you will be challenged, you will hear the simple plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. Take your friends, family, saved, lost, it will be a blessing.
Nick says that he is both excited and humbled by the opportunity. We have always considered him a natural choice as director, because of his great talent but also because he cares so deeply about the project.
Nick has said that he feels a great responsibility to our many investors, and is determined to answer and explore three primary aspects to this story: what really happened in that anonymous brick building in West Philadelphia, why was it allowed to happen, and most importantly, why did no one want to talk about it after it happened?
Some of Nick's first activities will be to cast actors, select locations and create the production schedule. An increased budget will allow us a longer shooting schedule, more locations and stronger actors. A greater budget will also let us tell more about the thousands of lives that were lost at the hand of Gosnell, and the redemption that was miraculously experienced by others.
We plan to shoot in the summer, so In order to confirm our cast, our locations, and our schedule, we need to raise $500,000 by May 14th, 2015.
They present themselves as the religion of peace, but they are intolerant, eager to crush truth and the noncompliant. They will force their peace upon you, like it or not. Their methods are usually violence beyond one’s imagination, so that the only ones who achieve complete peace are those who have been killed quickly, not burned, or hanged, crucified, beheaded, made to endure hundreds of lashes, buried waist high and stoned to death, thrown from a cliff, succumbed to infection from acid or barbaric Female Genital Mutilation, having one’s limbs chopped off, or kidnapped for sexual slavery. Add to these Boko Haram’s cooking or burying people alive, and realize these have been done to as many as 400 million over 1400 years.
Although most of this brutality remains prevalent in the Middle East and Africa, a new conquest has appeared on the horizon. In an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Nurat Nazarov, aka Abu Kholidi Kulobi, a jihadist under the (Islamic State), said he will build mosques in Native American territories and “live with them according to the laws of Allah” (Shari’a).
What can we expect to happen with American Indians? We can predict their fate. Through their successful strategy of deceit, Islam will replace one culture with another, and the proud Native American will become a craven servant of Allah. If there is no violence, then Islamic holy war will be waged against their holy sites. As we learned from the Israeli experience, Muslims will create a false narrative to delegitimize the people to their land. Their historic sites will be destroyed, as were the tombs of Biblical Jonah, Daniel, and Joseph, and the numerous layers of Jewish civilization, still producing items that bear witness to the Hebrews’ centuries of connection to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Natan Sharansky described the excavation as “the largest archaeological catastrophe to mankind.” The Dome of the Rock atop Judaism’s holiest site was built by Caliph Abd al-Malik to commemorate his conquest of the capital and, most importantly, to erase Jewish history.
For the same reason, the Taliban have demolished the thousands-of-years-old Buddha in Afghanistan and mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali (all UNESCO World heritage sites), tens of thousands of Hindu temples together with tons of artifacts, the loss of a people’s past. Islamic jihadists are also bulldozing and looting Iraq’s world-famous ancient cities of Nimrud and Hatra, with their ancient carved-stone reliefs; Assyrian statues; artifacts in a Mosul museum; and thousands of books and manuscripts in Mosul’s library, to eradicate pre-Islamic civilization. This mindset was also the motive behind the 9/11/01 bombing of the World Trade Centers, to destroy the symbol of American achievement and reverse Islam’s trend of decline since their defeat in the Battle of Vienna, 9/11/1683.
When I found myself hoping that my college-bound granddaughter will not "come out" as Jewish, I realized I had time-traveled back to the Germany of the 1930s—and I wasn't singing "Willkommen."
My fears were only heightened this week as I watched the film "Crossing the Line 2," at its Boston premiere. (http://www.campusintifada.com) The film details the spreading infection of anti-Israel (read anti-Semitic) activity on American college campuses. Guest of honor and speaker at the showing was the noble and beautiful Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who said that watching the film was like "having a bucket of ice water" dumped on her head.
In "Crossing the Line 2" (the second film on the same subject by the producers, Jerusalem U/Step Up For Israel) we see raucous, scary mobs of students (and obvious non-students) in kafiyahs and hijabs, bellowing and bullhorning "We support the intifada!" "F-- you, Zionist scum!" Nazi pigs!" and more. We see "die-ins," apartheid walls, guerrilla theater, mock eviction notices, and other pro-Palestinian antics. And, by contrast, we meet Jewish students facing, and even facing down, the obscenities and bullying. Perhaps they were screened by the producers at central casting, but they all seem fresh-faced, sensible, and mannerly.
But their task is formidable. For instance, Becky Sebo of Ohio University is shown attempting to read a statement in support of Israel to the student senate. Appallingly, in the midst of her remarks, the campus police arrive and she and three others are arrested and taken away in handcuffs. Sarah Abonyi of the University of New Mexico correctly identifies the sources of the hatred: the group called Students for Justice in Palestine, and most important, faculty, particularly tenured faculty. As Aviva Slomich, a CAMERA campus director, says, "Students come and go, but professors stay."
Really Hillary. You actually expect the American people to believe that you thought it was okay to just have a server in your home and to use it instead of an official State Department email address? Really? Just how stupid do you think we are? All this proves is how stupid you are and how much the MSM (main stream media, sometimes called the lame stream media) is willing to cover for you.
I can find a lot of reliable information on the American unemployment numbers online (I would not trust those of the last five or so years), can find the number of computers and even the number of commercial email addresses in America. In addition the number of computers (even commercial use ones), and the number of email addresses, e.g. email@example.com addresses with multiple users – are not what I seek. What I wanted to know however is the number of American employees required to use their workplace email address for official business. I suspect the percentage (not the number) is between 99 and 100% of all those who are, or have, ever had an email account tied to their employer. If anyone out there has an employer email and is not required to use it for business I’d like to know and will publish this information (with your approval of course).
Millions and millions of people have used employer assigned email addresses and are required to use them for all business emails. It is inconceivable that they would be allowed to do what Hillary Clinton apparently did – use some non-official email address for official business. The email address instantly conveys the name of the business (or government agency as in this case) where it originated. This is extremely important to the receiver of email. Like the XYZ agency or company? Expecting information them? Well here it is. Don’t like them or don’t want to hear from them. That’s okay too. It helps the receiver identify the originator and it helps employers who can identify who sent what. Control is the operative feature here.
As a Roman Catholic, I often grow livid over others’ insinuation that Christianity remains no different from other religious practices, even from the two sister monotheistic, Abrahamic faiths of Judaism and, especially, Islam. Nothing could be further from the truth; Christianity remains fully exceptional in both its doctrine and its origination. It fulfills the destiny of Jews and underscores the deviation of Muslims. While Christianity has offered Judaism a means of maturity, it is with Muhammad’s Islam where comparisons are most egregious; all similarities professed between Christianity and Islam come from the decided ignorance of Muhammad ibn Abdallah and his modern followers. For this reason, I have decided to take the Christian tradition of Lent to illuminate the differences between the sacred faith of my ancestors and Islam: the Stations (or Way) of the Cross.
The First Station: Jesus is condemned to death. After having been born in the most vulnerable way imaginable – in a stable under literal sentence of death – Christ accepted crucifixion under Roman law to sacrifice His life for us sinners. No other religious faith begins to approach the acceptance of humanity by a god, and yet our God took matters a step further. He accepted earthly justice, even if it took His Son’s life. That is, Christ expanded upon “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s…” by accepting even the rule of tainted temporary leaders. He knew that, as tainted creatures, our leaders would be even more tainted through greed, power, and ambition. Nevertheless, God did not say that earthly laws should be abandoned. Rather, Christ offered us a Way of accepting such transgressions because in the context of eternity, our problems on earth are as inconsequential as last night’s nightmare. The radical Islamic jihadists murder in order to abolish earthly laws and even target fellow Muslims who share Western concepts of democracy.
The Jews in the Shoah waited for help, when it came it was six years and six million lives too late. Have we learned anything from the past? Or instead will we wait again and contribute to building another Yad Vashem.?
Where are our American, Jewish & pro Christian Zionist leaders? Why are they not demanding that America take the lead and take military action to end the Iranian’ nuclear holocaust threat.
Chambers of death are being built by Iran where a nuclear bomb will replace Zylon B to again do Hitler’s bidding. We must destroy this place of hell on earth. Destroy it Now!
To the religious leaders who bemoan “It’s in God’s hands”. I’d like to remind you that if George Washington had not stood up to fight against tyranny, you would not be enjoying the religious freedom you have today.
While you are waiting for G-d to save you, I’m telling you that G-d has already provided the Covenant that gives you the right, NO – the obligation, to take care of the earth and its people. You might be waiting for G-d but it is more likely that G-d is waiting for you to take action.
Kennedy said in his Inaugural speech in 1960, “with a good conscience as our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth G-d work must truly be your own.”
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