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Protecting Israel’s civilian population with the Iron Dome

Me with the Iron Dome    Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil Media

Me with the Iron Dome Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil Media

As you may have heard Hamas has broken the ceasefire and launched rockets again at Israel.

Israel is firing back and they won’t ever stop until Hamas gives it up.

Today I went to an Iron Dome battery in the South of Israel near Ashdod. Now you might think I shouldn’t say where it is, but Israelis and media can drive up and park and watch them in operation. They have to stay back 300m, and media can get within 150m.

We were able to get a little closer but had to remain behind the launchers. Still after a few shots we were asked to go back to 150m.

Before we started we were briefed on procedures should an alert be issued. That would require us to shelter behind a small hillock on the leeside from the direction towards Gaza. The rockets in this location fly low and fast and so the hillock would cop it not us.

Fortunately this battery didn’t fire while we were there. The one near Askelon did though. The battery we were at had engaged 4 rockets during the day out of 80 fired from Hamas. Read more »

Rocket fire resumes from Gaza

I was sitting at Blue Sky restaurant atop the Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv having dinner with two Israeli bloggers talking about LGBTQ issues in Israel.

As we were eating dinner Hamas launched a rocket attack.

Iron Dome started firing and I have to say it was impressive. ¬† Read more »

Auckland University goon squad defends Hamas

 

Yesterday the Auckland University goon squad were out in force¬† dribs and drabs protesting against Hamas..oh….I mean Israel. It did make me wonder though, as one of their chants were “Boycott genocide”. Juliet Moses confronted the rowdy teenagers and tried engage some sensible dialogue with their adult supervisor and enlighten them to a few facts about Hamas, only to be shouted down with petulant behaviour, abuse¬†and more chanting¬†because they didn’t like what she had to say to them. It just goes to show one thing from ‘that side’, that freedom of speech is tolerated, as long as it’s theirs.

Billy Hania the adult representing the rowdy toddlers blurted out a ¬†delusional rant which stated that all the killing was a result of the Super Fund and other companies. It has been alleged that an Israeli chemical company that the Superannuation Fund invests in is “killing people” with white phosphorus. The trouble with that is, the IDF haven’t used it since 2009 and it is only used for smokescreens because its use as a weapon is now illegal.

Even David Shearer doesn’t know what’s going on, as is evident in his comment:

Labour defence spokesman David Shearer, who worked for the UN in some of the conflict zones where white phosphorus was allegedly used, this month called for the fund to sell its Israel Chemicals stake.

“We should be divesting from that [shareholding] immediately,” he said.

“New Zealand should not be investing in any type of munitions that can be used in the way Israel is using them at the moment.

“It is absolutely unacceptable and I think most New Zealanders would agree. I don’t believe it is right.

“There are plenty of good investments in the world without having to invest in armaments.” – source

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The truth comes out, FPA slams Hamas intimidation of journalists

It has long been suspected and revealed by brave journalists once they leave an area, but Hamas has been intimidating journalists.

It has become so bad that the Foreign Press Association has issued a strong condemnation.

The FPA protests in the strongest terms the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month.

The international media are not advocacy organisations and cannot be prevented from reporting by means of threats or pressure, thereby denying their readers and viewers an objective picture from the ground. ¬†¬† Read more »

A Maori woman stands with Israel

A fine speech by Sheree Trotter.

Sheree Trotter is the interviewer and researcher for Shadows of Shoah. She is a Maori New Zealander. On August 10 2014 a rally was held in central Auckland, NZ, to affirm Israel’s right to exist, her right to defend herself against Hamas’ aggression, and to respond to the worldwide surge of antisemitic expression. The event was attended by about 800 supporters. Sheree was invited to give a speech.

 

- www.shadowsofshoah.com

Hamas using controlled demolitions to level neighborhoods: Media swallows hook, line and sinker

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Several days ago we saw footage of an apparent Israeli airstrike bombardment leveling an entire neighborhood. Wails of “genocide” and “extermination” and “war crimes” rocked the media as everyone assumed that what they were seeing was correct, and that the commentary and reporting surrounding this event was indeed factual.

Well, it’s not. And I am about to show you why. Read more »

Face of the day

Today’s face of the day is from Australia, Moriah College Rabbi Benji Levy.

His language and the peaceful nature of the Pro-Israel rally provides a strong contrast with the language and the violence of the Pro-Palestine or Anti-Israel rallies that we are seeing all over the world including New Zealand. There is no HATE in his language. There is empathy for the Palestinian people. I draw attention to Rabbi Benji Levy because his words and the actions of the thousands at the rally promotes a genuine desire for peace. Can we say the same of the flag burning rallies we are seeing else where?

 

Rabbi Benji Levy

Rabbi Benji Levy

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When Will The Centre-Left Call Time On Laila?

Laila Harre has lived a charmed life in New Zealand politics.

Her track record in the cold light of day is completely destructive and dreadful but wonderfully so to the left and the Union movement. ¬†Apparently she was the “best MP Labour never had”. ¬†Now she is nothing but their worst nightmare.

In 2014 her comic sideshow is¬†crowding out valuable media time for Labour this election. Chris Hipkins, Kelvin Davis and Stuart Nash are over it. There’s no way David Cunliffe would be too happy either. ¬†He just has to stop apologising for being a man and stand up and be one and stop the far leftie sideshow attaching to him like a festering scab.

Harre uses¬†her faux ditziness and feminine charms to tame the men of the left and bring the men of the right to believing “oh she’s just lovely that Laila it’s (insert male unionist/far leftie) we have to worry about”. ¬† This veneer is wearing thin.

There’s one thing about the far left that I find disgusting more than anything else. Their sanctimonious claims they care and have better morals than anyone on the far right.

Their entire platform is to paint us as the nasty aggressive win at all cost ones. This may of course be true but there’s something about being a right winger that I am extremely proud of.

Our political honesty.

I am involved in everything in life to win and for us to win the far left have to lose which means relentlessly pounding them and their crippled 3 legged high horse they ride in on. ¬† I don’t believe that the hapless poor the far left need to keep poor to retain¬†their voter base, have a divine right to keep reproducing or even keep their kids when they’re never going to be able to get themselves out of their own self-fulfilling poverty trap. I believe that adults who keep making bad choices in their lives because they are terminally stupid and know the taxpayer will bail them out need a lot more stick than more carrots. ¬†I won’t change my mind in a discussion with anyone on these matters.

This honesty has been with the far left in New Zealand as well in opposing this view.  Until now they have practiced what they preach.  Sue Bradford is the only exception as she stuck to her ideological purity and told the man and his money to shove it.

Kim Dotcom has done us on the right a huge favour in buying busloads of the far left movement and making them his army of recreational playthings for a few months.  Dotcom has proven just how bad these nasty, filthy, sanctimonious envy-driven liars on the far left actually are.

And there’s nothing worse than a liar. Because people who lie are arrogant enough to believe everyone around them is stupid enough to believe their lies.

Imagine even the centrist Young Nats producing a video with a baying crowd chanting “Fuck Laila Harre” as John Key stood on stage whooping it up like a bloated lump¬†of gangster white trash for the camera? For a starter Key and Sean Topham would be subject to a police complaint and talk of¬† a private prosecution. Harre would have extra security on her cushy middle class existence¬†as she would perceive it a threat on hers and her family’s safety. She would be on Campbell Live blubbing it up for the cameras as sugar Daddy Kim Dotcom (and that is what he is) would use some of his hidden fortune to go buy her a nice new outfit from Smith and Caughey to cheer her up. They would also without a shadow of a doubt claim the GCSB is watching them and it’s all the fault of the Jews as they invoked a Free Hamas chant and burned a flag or two. That’s what the far left do in their spare time. ¬†And ¬†while his army are out campaigning for him to stay in New Zealand, ¬†sugar Daddy¬†Kim makes jokes on twitter about killing prostitutes.

Harre¬†has always suffered from an extreme case of passive aggressive victim behaviour. Anytime she’s felt threatened she’s defaulted to the child like “the big kids are picking on me” defence¬†as a form of attack¬†to gain sympathy as a lot of outwardly demure but inwardly rat cunning women do. Until now she’s been off limits to a good schellacking by the right. In the most part¬†because Matthew Hooton remains under her spell.

Harre’s failure to distance herself from a revolting video shot for the Internet Party and her laughing off of Kim Dotcom’s offensive tweets and behaviour means all gloves are off.

Up until taking Dotcom’s cash in an obviously orchestrated jack up to help the far left in New Zealand sanctioned ¬†no doubt by Matt McCarten, himself a classic passive aggressive “woe is us” far leftie, Harre at least had some dignity and respect.

That respect included it from the polar opposite  extremes. The far left and right have had a begrudging respect for each other due to the lack of love for populist half measures. The respect comes from the ideological purity both sides are were proud of. The purity Chris Trotter will bore his younger students with ad nauseum over a cheap beer. This respect of ideological purity was the only way the 17 year old me could sit through a Jane Kelsey paper and enjoy it. Knowing she actually practices the utter repressive b.s she preaches made it easier. It is the only way Chris Trotter can sit in a room with a true right winger.

As much as I would never support a new tax in my life proposed by a Unionist or indeed Unions at all and view all taxation as theft I would never expect Harre to take money and support from a convicted criminal multi-millionaire German who bought and embellished his way into New Zealand. This is the man who not only employs unskilled foreign labour over local unskilled labour many whom would be Mana voters, he has the audacity not to pay the foreigners on time and flaunts his wealth around them as they stay unpaid. Harre has then been bought and paid for to¬†tour the country at his side while inciting kids to classlessly chant “Fuck John Key”.

Harre is a bit too caught up in her new Star Trek world to know it but Kim Dotcom is doing that to her and quite nicely f***ing her respect among everyone in the public but her truest of believer right now.

In many ways you just want her to continue, it will only help National’s vote.

Now we know where Robert Reid’s anti Israeli diatribe is coming from: Helen Kelly

Several days ago I posted about ¬†the leaking skull Unite Union general secretary Robert Reid’s incoherent utterances about Israel:

‚ÄúNew Zealand does have to have a stronger line, and make‚Ķabsolutely say that what‚Äôs happening in Gaza is just beyond the pale. I mean, 1500 people dead already, 9000 injured, people locked in as David Shearer said, basically an open air prison and just being bombed every day of the week since this campaign‚Äôs been on. New Zealand has to step up and say more and part of saying more is to get over this thing about saying on one hand Israel, on one hand Hamas, the brutality, the war crimes that are happening are happening from the Israeli side and Israel has to be made to account for what is happening‚Ä̬†

It seems pretty obvious where his uneducated diatribe is coming from, straight from the cranium of the Council of Trade Terrorist Unions (CTU) president Helen Kelly. Anyone that states that the war crimes are coming from one side and one side only has either been sitting in front of Al Jazeera all day or being fed misinformation from somebody else. Surely there has to be nothing more embarrassing in public than repeating something that someone else has told you that is patently wrong (think Winston Peters). Read more »

Compare and Contrast: Part three

Welcome to part three of my series of posts where I invite you to compare and contrast what happened in the past with what is happening now.

Lets look at how Germany kept its preparations for war hidden from the world prior to WWII and what Hamas has successfully hidden from the world until now.

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