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Who is telling the truth? A tale of two maps.

When I was training to be an English and History teacher at Auckland Teacher’s training college I had a really good teacher.He handed out a sheet of paper for us all to read containing a factual historical argument about Israel and Palestine. He gave us time to read it then asked the class who the land belonged to.

One half of the class said Israel one half exactly said Palestine. We looked at each other in confusion as it was clear from what we had read that we were right.
He then revealed that half the class had been given one document and half a different document.

With my teacher’s clever experiment in mind here are two versions of the same thing. One is used on left wing blogs when attacking Israel and one is not. Can you tell which one they use?

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Palestinian lives matter…only when Israel can be blamed for their plight

The media loves, about every two years when Hamas lights up, to promote how hard done Palestinians are by an awful and nasty regime in Israel.

But they pretty much ignore what goes on inside Palestinian territories or within Arab nations against Palestinians with crimes perpetrated by their own people.

Thousands of Palestinians face a humanitarian crisis that one official calls “beyond inhumane,” including rapes, beheadings and mass starvation.

Yet for once this suffering has brought no mass public outcry — no angry rallies in the streets or on college campuses, no calls for economic sanctions.

Not even a Twitter hashtag campaign.

Why? Because Israel has nothing to do with this nightmare.    Read more »

It’s not Bibi, it’s Obama

Relations are strained right now between Israel and the US, and many pndits are placing the blame for that on Benjamin Netanyahu.

A post at American Thinker suggest otherwise.

Much has been said about the strange behavior of Barack Obama, who can’t let a day go without maligning Israel and Mr. Netanyahu. In contrast, he displays friendship to a thug and anti-Semite like Recip Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, palled around with the deceased communist Hugo Chavez, and keeps standing up for the Iranian mullahs who want to kill us all or make us slaves to Islam. Those in the media who see politics simply as a stand-off between personalities ascribe all this to a clash of personalities: Obama doesn’t like PM Netanyahu and Netanyahu returns the dislike.

There isn’t much to like with a US president hell bent on doing a deal with a major funder of global terrorism, Iran.

The evidence of Obama’s anti-Israel stance is there before us but the media just glosses over it.

No doubt the dislike is there, but what underlies the animosity of Obama toward PM Netanyahu goes beyond schmoozability to seismic differences in outlook and policy. In fact, at Mr. Netanyahu’s very first White House meeting, before they really knew each other, Obama purposely mistreated PM Netanyahu by forcing him to enter through a side entrance and, then, abruptly left the meeting and went upstairs by himself for dinner while leaving PM Netanyahu and his staff without hospitality or even a piece of bread. This was a deliberate, unheard of disparagement, directed more at Israel, the state represented by Netanyahu, than it was at Mr. Netanyahu per se.

Just last month, Barack Obama published classified information showing the world photographs of Israel’s hidden nuclear site, and its inner workings. It was his gift to Iran, Hamas, and ISIS. This puts Israel and her citizens, not just Mr. Netanyahu, at great risk. But, Obama had his people darken out all the information on that page regarding the nuclear sites of other countries.

At a meeting at the White House in 2009, Obama stated early-on that “it’s time to put daylight between Israel and America”. This was done before Obama had even met Benjamin Netanyahu.

Last month, Obama again singled out Israel by crudely questioning Israel as a democracy, though it’s Israel that has an Arab Supreme Court Justice, provides medical for all, and has four Arab political parties that just won 14 seats. Obama is throwing out these malicious daily barbs so as to brainwash Americans into believing Israel and America do not share the same values. He wants to break the historic bonds between America and Israel, between Israelis and Americans. His intent is to permanently tarnish Israel, not just hurt its present prime minister. In that vein, Obama has denied visas to Israelis more than any other group, all the while zealously providing visas to those from Arabic/Muslim countries.    Read more »

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Yeah, helping Iran so they can give even more money to Hamas is a really good idea

The Obama Administration is working tirelessly to undermine Israel and to promote the interests of Iran through their shonky deal.

All the while Iran has plenty of millions to throw the way of Hamas to help them re-arm after last years attacks from Gaza on Israel.

Iran has sent Hamas’s military wing tens of millions of dollars to help it rebuild the network of tunnels in Gaza destroyed by Israel’s invasion last summer, intelligence sources have told The Sunday Telegraph.

It is also funding new missile supplies to replenish stocks used to bombard residential neighbourhoods in Israel during the war, code-named Operation Protective Edge by Israel.

The renewed funding is a sign that the two old allies are putting behind them a rift caused by the conflict in Syria, where Shia Iran is backing President Bashar al-Assad against Hamas’s mainly Sunni allies.

Iran has sponsored Hamas’s military operations for years, despite the contradiction that Hamas is part of the worldwide, Sunni-supremacist Muslim Brotherhood, while Iran is Shia.

Hamas’s leader, Khaled Meshaal, who left Damascus for Qatar after falling out with the Assad regime, has often fought with Hamas’s military wing over the strength of the Iranian connection.

However, with the Sunni Arab world joining forces against Iran, led by Saudi Arabia and President Abdelfattah el-Sisi of Egypt, who are both hostile to Hamas, the Palestinian militant group has been left little option but to accept the Iranian largesse.   Read more »

Israel slams Iran deal and rightly so

Despite the dovish wittering of people like David Farrar I think the Iran deal is fraught with danger, particularly for Israel.

Barack Obama is hell bent on delivering nuclear weapons into the hands of a country that professes total eradication of Israel.

Unsurprisingly Israel is not wanting a bar of it.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene his security cabinet to discuss the framework deal reached between world powers and Iran, after telling US President Barack Obama in a phone call that he “vehemently opposed” the agreement.

Obama called Netanyahu within hours of the deal being struck, saying it represented significant progress toward a lasting solution that cuts off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon.

But Netanyahu said in a statement after the conversation that a deal based on the framework announced in Lausanne, Switzerland “would threaten the survival of Israel”.

“This deal would legitimise Iran’s nuclear programme, bolster Iran’s economy and increase Iran’s aggression and terror throughout the Middle East and beyond,” Netanyahu said.

“It would increase the risks of nuclear proliferation in the region and the risks of a horrific war.”

Israel has said in the past that it would consider taking unilateral action to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon, a warning taken to mean that it could launch air strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

While that rhetoric has died down over the past year or more, the head of Israel’s military planning directorate, Major-General Nimrod Sheffer, said it was still a possibility.

“The military option has always been on the table, as we have said all along,” Sheffer told Israel Hayom newspaper on Friday. “If it has not been mentioned much in the media recently, that does not reflect a change in policy.”

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Bibi calls out the US over Iran

Truth Revolt reports:

On Tuesday, Iranian Commander Mohammad Reza Naghdi, the head of the Basij paramilitary forces was quoted as saying, “The destruction of Israel is non-negotiable and the freedom of Palestine is one of our highest priorities.” On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck back, saying, “Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared,’Israel’s destruction is non-negotiable.’ But evidently giving Iran’s murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable. This is unconscionable.”

Netanyahu pointed out many of the inconsistencies of Iran’s positions in the nuclear negotiation and the weakness of the positions of the P+1 negotiators, warning that they are embarking on a road which not only endangers Israel but the entire world.

Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared: “Israel’s destruction is non-negotiable”. But evidently giving Iran’s murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable. This is unconscionable.

I agree with those who have said that Iran’s claim that its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes doesn’t square with Iran’s insistence on keeping underground nuclear facilities, advanced centrifuges and a heavy water reactor.
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Why it is ill-conceived to for Obama to deal with Iran

The Obama administration is bending over backwards to assist Iran.

It is madness, especially when senior officials in Iran hold the view that the total annihilation of Israel is a non-negotiable point.

And it isn’t just a nobody either, Mohammad Reza Naqdi is the chief of the Basji Militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and it is his declaration that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable.”

He also threatened Saudi Arabia for its campaign against the Iran-backed rebels in Yemen. The Saudis for their part have warned Naqdi, would share the “fate of Saddam Hussein.”

The commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable,” according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday.

Militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatened Saudi Arabia, saying that the offensive it is leading in Yemen “will have a fate like the fate of Saddam Hussein.”

Naqdi’s comments were made public as Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue nuclear negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June.    Read more »

Amnesty International: Hamas committed war crimes as well

No surprises here other than it is Amnesty International who has recognised that Hamas committed war crimes during last year’s Gaza war.

Amnesty International has published a damning report on Hamas’s conduct during last summer’s Gaza war, accusing it and other Palestinian armed groups of committing “war crimes” by firing rockets and mortars into Israel.

The report, released today, is the first by the human rights group to target Hamas after a series of publications accusing Israel of waging attacks that constituted war crimes.

Six civilians were killed in Israel by rocket and mortar attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza during the 50-day conflict in which 66 Israeli soldiers also died. Some 2,250 Palestinians were killed, at least 1,585 of them civilians, according to the United Nations.

Both sides must be held accountable, Amnesty says. “The violations by Palestinian groups, some of which are war crimes, do not in any way justify violations by Israeli forces; nor do Israeli violations justify those of Palestinian armed groups,” the report says.    Read more »

The UN…. UN-just, UN-acceptable, UN-accountable and UN-balanced.

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All pretense of fairness and justice is gone at the UN as their political agenda is clear. They do not care about women’s rights, they only care about scoring political points. They should be disbanded as they are not fit for purpose unless their purpose was to provide high paid jobs for has been liberal politicians.

Any organisation that can make a claim this ridiculous and and claim it is a statement of fact cannot be taken seriously by any reasonable person.

What have they said?

They have named the country that is the number one violator of women’s rights in the world today.

Who do you think they chose? An Islamic country? Nope think again.

How about a country ruled by a dictator? Nope think again.

How about a communist country? A totalitarian state perhaps? Nope not even warm.

What about a democratic country where women have the vote and equal rights? Surely not….

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