Friday, May 22, 2015
Tel Aviv University's Leftist Sexual Predator gets a Wrist Slap
Tel Aviv University's Leftist Sexual Predator gets a Wrist Slap
By Steven Plaut
Meet Ronen Shamir, a far-leftist sociology professor from Tel Aviv University. (https://depts.washington.edu/class/all_posters/shamir_poster.pdf ). Strongly anti-capitalist and fond of denouncing Zionist "colonialism." One of the tenured Ultra-Left who demanded that Israeli soldiers engage in mutiny and insurrection and refuse to serve (http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/Petitions%20-%20Anat%20Biletzki%20-%20refuse%20to%20serve.htm ), and signer of other anti-Israel petitions. He is 58 years old, and has often served as chairman of the Department of Sociology at Tel Aviv University, the same department that features Stalinist stars like Yehouda Shenhav. He likes to publish in "Critical Sociology," where the word "Critical" is code for Marxist.
And Ronen Shamir has just become the latest tenured Leftist to be convicted of sexual misconduct with respect to his own students. As in so many other cases, the Israeli university circled its wagons and attempted to protect him from prosecution. Shamir just got off with a resounding wrist-slapping reprimand.
In recent years Israel has seen a whole spat of far-leftist professors, many of them sociologists, who got caught with their pants down while harassing their female students. The most notorious was no doubt Eyal Ben Ari, a far-leftist sociologist at Hebrew University, who was accused of raping a student. Ben Ari was eventually fired. Before that he had been the thesis supervisor for that now-notorious MA thesis in which it was claimed that the fact that Israeli soldiers do not rape Arab women proves how racist the Jews are. As I say, the thesis supervisor was later himself involved in raping and harassing a student. Maybe he just did not want to be considered to be a racist.
Anyhow, now along comes Comrade Ronen Shamir and he gets indicted before a Tel Aviv University ethics committee for sexually harassing one of his own students, an Arab woman. I guess he REALLY wanted to prove he was not racist. Curiously, Haaretz broke the story (there had been rumors of a major sexual scandal at TAU for a few months but Shamir's name was not released until the Haaretz scoop - here http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/law/.premium-1.2642661 ). Haaretz decided to let its radical feminizt inclinations trump its otherwise love of circling the wagons to defend radical anti-Israel leftist faculty members.
The ethics code at TAU prohibits faculty members from dating or having relations with their own students (although this is relaxed after the student is no longer the professor's student). Comrade Shamir had pursued an Arab woman student, his own student, whose name has not been released. He eventually persuaded her to move in together. All the other sociology department tenured leftists knew about the affair and kept quiet. After a year, Shamir tired of his trophy Arab and left her. The student complained about the prof to various other people, and word reached the TAU official for sexual harassment. To retaliate, Shamir kept sending the student bizarre "anonymous" email messages that were signed by the name of a character from a Salman Rushdie novel (seems that Shamir is a Rushdie aficionado).
The official for sexual harassment investigated the matter, eventually bringing it to the attention of the faculty ethics committee, composed of three law school profs. (TAU's law school is probably the most leftist law school in Israel.) Shamir was accused of harassing the student sexually and of behavior unbecoming a faculty member. The ethics committee investigated the matter for four years (!!!). Shamir evidently pressured the hapless student to come in and testify in his favor! At one point he broke into her cell phone to extract personal private information. The ethics committee found that Shamir had engaged in verbal and physical violence against the student. The ethics committee did not convict Shamir of sexual harassment but it did convict him on several charges of conduct unbecoming a faculty member. In the end it gave the professor a reprimand, and it did so in secret, refusing to publicize the verdict. It became known only when Haaretz broke the story.
The ethics committee also ruled that Shamir cannot be department chairman in sociology for a few years, a ruling with which Shamir probably was delighted, since serving as department chair in a university department is a thankless royal pain in the butt. The ethics committee basically put the Arab student on trial, accusing her of accusing Shamir out of a sense of hurt feelings and desire for revenge. The University administration had demanded that Shamir be ordered to retire, but the committee refused to go along with that. After all, when it comes to far-leftist Marxist sociologists, boys will be boys! Where were all the radical feminist faculty members at Tel Aviv University? I guess they were busy planning Nakba mourning commemorations.
The tenured Left ordinarily is militantly feminist, demanding that women always be believed when they make charges against men, and even more so it is compulsively pro-Arab. But when an Arab student makes charges against a tenured far-Leftist, all the campus Left is willing to do is to allow the perp to receive a resounding wrist tap.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
So much for Kahlon the liberal reformer....
1. Q: Quick, what is the difference between "Breaking the Silence" and "Breaking Bad."
A: One of them involves unemployed drugged-out urchins and ignoramuses spouting off their crazed fantasies. The other one takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2. Quick: Which ethnic minority is the least discriminated against and the best treated out of all ethnic minorities in the Middle East?
A: If you answered anything other than Arabs in Israel you have been watching the non-Fox media for too long.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East that is NOT an apartheid regime.
So let us see if we have this straight. Putting Palestinians in the West Bank in separate buses so they do not murder Jews is "apartheid," claim the caring Leftists. But the PLO demand that in any future Palestinian state not a single Jew will be allowed to reside there is NOT apartheid and any attempt to characterize it as such is just people being divisive. That clear now? Naturally, firing rockets at Jewish children and intentionally running over Jews with cars is never racism either.
And why is no one protesting the anti-Jewish apartheid that is being maintained on the Temple Mount to prevent Jews from visiting and praying there?
3. I have been warning for two decades that the failure by so many in the Israeli Right to separate themselves from the infantile conspiracy "theories" about the Rabin assassination was serving to harm the electoral chances of the "Right" and convincing many in Israel that Rightists are loons.
There is now one additional proof that I am correct. Shlomo Filber is the nominee to be director of the Ministry of Communications in Israel. However in the 1990s he proliferated the infantile conspiracy fiction invented by the deranged conspiracy nut Barry Chamish, a UFO-logist who publishes his "articles" on Holocaust Denial web sites. The "Rabin conspiracist theories" make the nonsense put out by the 911-Troofers almost appear logical. There is now a media campaign against Filber for his dabbling in Chamishist bullcrap. Filber says he no longer believes in the conspiracy nonsense, but the damages are already done.
4. So after all the hoopla about how the new Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon would be a champion for economic reform and economic liberalism, along he comes and announces his maiden reform for the Israeli economy - rent controls. Meaning he is an economic illiterate who has never bothered to learn what markets are and what price controls do.
5. Breaking news: Vatican to recognize Atlantis.
6. Nomination for the very stupidest Israeli Leftist of the Century:
Israeli Haaretz columnist and Animal Rights nut proclaims that eating meat is a Holocaust, equivalent to Nazi Holocaust
7. A Nakba a day keeps the terrorists away!
8. Hebrew U Lefty: Ethnic cleansing of Jews is the way to prevent apartheid!http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/HebrewU%20-%20Amiram%20Goldblum%20-%20Outlandish%20FB%20Posts.htm#Gaza_Judenrein
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Recognize the Rights of the Visigoths
1. Recognize the Legitimate Rights of Self-Determination Now!!
By Steven Plaut
Friends, Comrads, Zionists!
It is time we acknowledge Alaric I and his descendents as the true and rightful rulers of the Vatican.
As you recall, the good Alaric took control of the Vatican on August 24, 410 CE, and turned it into a city of Visigoths. Ever since then, the rights of the Visigoths to self-determination and freedom in the Vatican have been denied by Church authorities. But these rights to the eternal city are eternal and must at long last be acknowledged.
Indeed, Visigoth rights stem directly from the Nakba that the long-suffering Visigoths suffered at the hands of Theodosius and the Eastern Empire based in Constantinople and also from the Huns. Thousands of Visigoths were brutally murdered in the year 400 in Constantinople. Clearly a two-state solution is called for whereby the Church can retain its control of Roman Ravenna and the Visigoths exercise their legitimate rights in the Vatican!
Now obviously the Visigoths held hegemony over the Vatican many centuries before anyone even dreamed of inventing a "Palestinian people." While "Palestinians" are nothing more than Arabs from neighboring areas who migrated into "Palestine" to take advantage of the rising standards of living produced by the influx of Zionist migrants and capital, the Visigoths are a bona fide ancient people having their own rich culture. Indeed their culture was the foundation for that of Spain and Portugal. They produced masterpieces of art and architecture. And they were progressive reformers; their laws were the first in Europe to recognize the legal rights of married women and of community property of couples. They were religiously tolerant and pluralistic. Unlike the Vatican.
So now that the Vatican has decided to "recognize" the "Palestinian people," the only logical response from the world must be to recognize the legitimate rights of the Visigoths to the Vatican. No justice – no peace.
2. Eyal Megged is an Israeli far-leftist columnist and a "poet." Somewhat amazingly, he is a son of the great Israeli author Aharon Megged, a man who was decidedly non-leftist.
Eyal often writes in Haaretz. In his column today in Haaretz, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew, http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.656330, he argues that there is no difference at all between the Nazi Holocaust of Jews in WWII and the killing of animals for food by humans.
I attach the entire atrocity below but it may suffice to read just a few of his comments:
There's no difference between what those who took control of the Jews did to us and what we do to the animals we have taken control of.
(I)n the animal's eyes, every man is a Nazi and every day is Treblinka
Anyone willing to open his heart to the monstrosity (of killing animals) cannot deny – there is no difference.
If a Holocaust survivor can admit there's an animal holocaust - we can too
There's no difference between what those who took control of the Jews did to us and what we do to the animals we have taken control of.
By Eyal Megged | May 14, 2015 |
The comparison between the extermination of the Jews in WWII and the extermination of animals, day by day and hour by hour, repels and outrages most people. Speak freely about animal rights, they tell me, but leave our Holocaust alone, they say when I dare use the holy of holies to demonstrate my point. Mentioning the "Holocaust" is a deterrent, it undermines your just arguments.
It's of no help to me that Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer said, "in the animal's eyes, every man is a Nazi and every day is Treblinka," and that Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee's disturbing novel Elizabeth Costello deals with the animal holocaust. Every time I insert our holy holocaust into the argument, the faces shut down, at best, and I usually turn from attacker to attacked.
In other words, the Holocaust is actually a fast and effective way of deflecting the argument from the horrific crimes we are responsible for to the comfortable meadow of what was done to us. Or, in short, a way of turning from criminal to victim.
Dr. Alex Hershaft, a chemist by trade, is a Holocaust survivor who devotes his life to this issue – justifying the forbidden equation. Hershaft, a herald for whose steps people like me have waited breathlessly, is holding a series of meetings in Israel these days. This man, who experienced the horrors on his flesh, whose childhood landscape is the Warsaw Ghetto, cannot be told: "how dare you compare?"
In Hershaft's lecture, the Holocaust is not only a metaphor, it's the point. Most of it is dedicated to his personal story – how he survived and was saved – and only in the last part do the animals come in. The impression is indisputably overwhelming. Hershaft's tone is the opposite of Gary Yourofsky's – it is moderate, balanced, extraordinarily reserved, as though he is forcibly blocking the storm inside him. But it is no less shocking for all that.
His angle is the forbidden one. His resolute message is unmistakable. Hershaft says, even if not in so many words: as one who was there, I have the right to determine that there's no difference. There's no difference between what those who took control of us did to us and what we do to the animals we have taken control of.
Until we're convinced, until we internalize this, the Holocaust's lesson will not be learned. We keep declaring "never again" and mean that the evil that has been done to us will never recur. But the real lesson is the opposite: we will never again do to others the evil that has been done to us. We will never again distinguish between one living creature and another, we will never again see any living creature as inferior to ourselves. We will not deny it its feelings, its suffering and especially not its desire (which is as strong as ours) to live.
For years, Hershaft harbored the well-known guilt for having been saved. For years, he asked himself what was the point of his staying alive and what value could he give this life. Until he visited an abattoir and saw the looks of the cows and calves before their death. Since then, his soul can only find peace in the struggle for their right not to be stuffed into carriages and sent helplessly to the slaughter; their right not to be murdered in horrible ways. Hershaft dares to show us lines next to lines, limbs next to limbs, eyes next to eyes.
Anyone willing to open his heart to the monstrosity cannot deny – there is no difference.
3. Those with good memories may recall the name Ram Cohen. He is a Stalinist who serves as school principal in a high school in Tel Aviv called Tichon.net, based partly on computer distance learning. Before that he was principal of a real school, the Aleph high school of the arts. He has been in the news repeatedly for misusing his position as principal to call for support for Israel's communist party HADASH (see http://isracampus.org.il/…/HebrewU%20-%20Orit%20Kedar%20-%2…). The Ministry of Education investigated him for this. As principal, he is expected to keep his political opinions to himself. Let us note that high school teacher Yisrael Sharan was fired altogether when he wrote a letter to the Minister of Education that the Minister considered to be ideological, opposing the manner in which "Rabin's Legacy" was being taught.
In his new post Ram has been jihading against mezuzot. He ordered that no mezuza be affixed to entrances into classrooms in the school.http://www.mynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4583366,00.html
After all, the mezuza offends the sensitivities of Stalinists.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
1. Cut the crap!
Not every set of difficulties in integrating a group into Israeli society constitutes "racism."
Those who have problems integrating themselves into Israeli society are not suffering from "discrimination."
Read my lips. The fact that a group is disproportionately among those arrested and jailed for crime does not show racism on the part of the police but rather heterogeneous rates of criminality. Have you learned nothing from the US?
Violent and disruptive protesting, including blocking traffic arteries, will only create hostility to the group perpetrating these things.
If you hold violent protests together with communist and other extremist demagogues, do not expect to get any sympathy from us.
A million immigrants from the ex-Soviet Union all faced severe problems and challenges of integration and they underperform in the labor market compared with other Israelis, yet they have never engaged in violent protests. Instead of complaining, they sought education and opportunity. They expressed their agenda by setting up political parties. Learn from them.
If your agenda is to demonize Israel as racist, fuggedaboudit.
If you have bona fide hard evidence of discrimination, let's see it. Your general feelings of frustration and resentment and being disrespected do not count.
2. Alternative hypothesis: What do you think? The real reason Lieberman did not join the Netanyahu government is that he figures if he does the bidding of the leftist establishment in the prosecutors' office and undercuts Netanyahu, then - like they did back when Olmert adopted the agenda of the Left - they will freeze all criminal investigations of him and his party.
3. In the Haaretz weekend magazine from May 8, on page 52, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew runs a recipe for making "Divine Bacon." One would think that the editors would have been reluctant to run such a thing in the paper lest it offend Moslems, but there it is, with a nice large photo for all to see the culinary delight that the recipe prepares for all devoted readers of this pseudo-newspaper.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
The Oudist on the Roof
Oudist on the Roof
By Steven Plaut
The peace partners from the Palestinian Authority have announced that they have had enough of the Jews misappropriating Palestinian culture and folklore and claiming it as their own. In order to set the record straight, the Palestinian Authority has decided to clear the air and stage the true musical play about the roots of Palestinian culture that was later distorted into Fiddler on the Roof, reclaiming what the Jewish colonialists have attempted to steal from the Palestinians. American chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine will be holding amateur presentations of the play and the New York Metropolitan Opera announced plans to stage it after the play about Klinghoffer completes its run.
This new project is to show the real theatrical work that was later misappropriated by the Jews and misrepresented as based upon the writings of Shalom Aleichem. Palestinian President Abu Mazen has greeted the new production with a call to restore the play to its original pristine Palestinian form, before it underwent Zionist distortion.
The new play is called Oudist on the Roof. It shows the traditional Palestinian Oud player in various scenes breaking out in spontaneous song and music to accompany the singers and actors.
The central figure in the play is Itboch, the humble village milkman. He lives in a traditional Palestinian village before the Zionist colonialists conducted their ethnic cleansing of Arabs. Itboch lives with his wife Jihada and their various unmarried daughters.
In the first song of the play, Itboch comes out on stage and sings the new words to the Fiddler song "Tradition." They go like this: "Explosion, explosion, explosion":
Who, day and night, must scramble for a living,
Feed a wife and children, and pay the bills?
And who has the right, as master of the house,
To have the final word at home?
The Baba, the Baba! Explosion.
The Baba, the Baba! Explosion.
Itboch adorably likes to toss out citations from the Holy Books that do not actually appear there, to make himself appear to be learned. After introducing other members of the Palestinian village, he breaks into song:
"If I were a Shaheed, ya-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba die-dle-deidle, diedle diedle dum, all day long I'd detonate for fun, if I were a Shaheed guy."
Much of the plot concerns Itboch's efforts to marry off his daughters. One of them refuses to marry an old man that her father has picked out for her because he is demanding no bride-price, so Itboch murders the girl in an honor killing.
Itboch sings the song "To Life" from Fiddler with a few editing changes to make it appropriate for a Palestinian musical. The new words go like this:
To death! To death! Biladi!
Biladi, Biladi, to death!
If you've been lucky, then Monday was No worse than Sunday was,
Drink Biladi, to death.
To death, Biladi!
Biladi, Biladi, to death!
One day it's baklava cake,
Next day a stomach ache,
Drink Biladi, to death!
Another of Itboch's daughters decides to marry a communist. But Itboch makes his peace with the idea since the local Palestinian Communist Party told him that the communists are really pro-Islam and not anti-religion. Another daughter is to marry a nerdy guy who wheels out his new acquisition on a sewing machine table into the village square. The "new arrival" is an al-Qassam rocket fastened to the top of the sewing machine.
At the end of the show, the Zionists enter the village dressed as Cossacks and order the poor Palestinian villagers to pick up and move out, to Jericho and Gaza. The United Nations UNESCO has announced it is awarding the production a special subsidy. Tel Aviv University will be the first institution in Israel to stage it.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Yet another Hebrew University Leftist Professor involved in Sexual Molestation and Harassment of Students
Yet another Hebrew University Leftist Professor involved in Sexual Molestation and Harassment of Students
Eyal Ben Ari (http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/HebrewU%20-%20Eyal%20Ben-Ari%20-%20Fired.htm ), the leftist Hebrew University sociologist fired for sexual harassment of students, has new company!
Mario Sznajder, co-author with Zev Sternhell (http://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/06/books/when-fascism-was-in-flower.html) , a leftist (http://english.safe-democracy.org/2007/10/11/the-importace-of-dialogue-jerusalem-damascus/) and a groupie of Che Guevara (see http://www.katharsis.co.il/images/magazine/Katharsis4Schneider.pdf ), has been department chair of political science at the Hebrew University.
His hanky panky:
Hebrew U. bars professor from campus over sex harassment charges
Political science professor Mario Schneider will also pay compensation to student who outed herself on Facebook to tell her story.
By Yarden Skop | Apr. 16, 2015 | 3:01 AM
A Hebrew University student who filed a sexual harassment complaint against a senior professor identified herself publicly on Facebook on Wednesday, a day after the university announced the professor will stop teaching and counseling students, will be barred from campus for 18 months and will pay her compensation.
In her post, Efrat Jacob, who filed the complaint against Mario Schneider, a professor of political science, said her decision to go public "was primarily for myself, an opportunity to thank all those who supported me and helped me any way they could."
She said the harassment had continued for about six months, as did the handling of her complaint. "But yesterday it was over," she wrote. "Prof. Mario Schneider has been dismissed from Hebrew University."
The complaint, first reported by Channel 10 last month, was made to the university authorities, not to the police, and was handled by the university's disciplinary apparatus. Jacob said Schneider had harassed her verbally, saying things like, "It's known that Yemenite women are hot," and that he had summoned her to his office, where he touched her against her will and molested her.
The university investigated the complaint and found grounds for pursuing disciplinary action.
"The lecturer will no longer teach or counsel students in the future," university rector Asher Cohen wrote in a letter to the entire student body Tuesday. "He will not be able to enter the university's Mount Scopus campus for a year and a half, and for five years will not be allowed to participate in academic conferences or seminars at the university or sponsored by it. The lecturer has agreed to pay the student significant compensation. The student has committed not to make any additional future claims against the lecturer."
Schneider is 67 and was due to retire in any case. He will pay Jacob 95,000 shekels (nearly $24,000).
In his letter, Cohen added that the lecturer "took responsibility for his improper behavior toward the student and for the offensive and degrading treatment." He said Schneider has "expressed regret for his actions and apologized for the distress caused to the student."
In her Facebook post Wednesday, Jacob went into detail about the harassment, saying it had begun on a 10-day class trip abroad that was a component of the course she was taking with Schneider, "during which he harassed me several times and even touched me on several occasions."
"One day, when we were waiting in line someplace, Mario approached me and said, 'Your skirt is too short and it's hard for me to concentrate like that. I'm asking you not to come like that,'" wrote Jacob. "He didn't hesitate when he said it and he wasn't joking with me, he was serious. My lecturer is looking at my body and telling me that my skirt interferes with his concentration. What was going on here?
"It didn't end there; that was just the beginning. Later on there were comments about my rear end and there was touching. He had narrowed me down to my body parts. Mario related to my body in a callous, hurtful, racist and degrading way."
After their return to Israel, she said, she continued to feel uncomfortable and even fearful in his presence, and tried her best to avoid him. "The halls of the social sciences department were not safe for me; I would walk slowly to see if he was coming, staying close to openings so I could flee," wrote Jacob. "Every stroll through the campus became a [military] maneuver."
But she couldn't always avoid him. Once, she wrote, "he appeared in front of me" on campus.
"I froze," wrote Jacob. "I know that he's dangerous to me but my body doesn't move, I just mumble something about hurrying and having to go, but he didn't care. He doesn't see me at all and doesn't hear my 'no' at all."
She also wrote that at one point he attempted to kiss her, adding: "I fled, terrified, and started to run through the campus, crying. I couldn't calm down."
The fear had larger ramifications for her studies, said Jacob.
"Every lecturer became a suspect," she wrote. "I had to always be on guard, to pay attention to what I was wearing and how I spoke and where I was going. It was exhausting. I had come to study but I couldn't concentrate because I was busy avoiding dangers."
2. Haaretz is aghast. And its devotion to leftwing fascism is never so clear! On the exact same page in this "newspaper," Haaretz squeals its horror that the Supreme Court has ruled that Israelis can sue traitors inside Israel who are part of the BDS campaign of economic warfare against the existence of Israel (http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.652019) and then - a centimeter away, without even stopping to take a breath - it endorses the efforts of the Far Left to petition the Supreme Court to ban a book written by two rabbis and the demands to have those rabbis incarcerated for daring to publish a book.
3. So the Left and its fellow travelers think that Israel is being unreasonable when it demands that the "Palestinians" recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Hmmm.SO how bout we compromise. If the "Palestinians" do not want to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, how bout they simply recognize the fact that the "Palestinians" are a phony made-up pseudo-people characterized by Islamofascist ideology and genocidal ambitions, and that the "Palestinians" never really had any legitimate case for statehood but that, even if one were to suppose that they HAD such a case, they forfeited it by spending a century carrying out massacres of civilians and pursuing a genocidal ideological agenda.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Let Yarmouk "refugees" have the "right of return" to Haaretz Offices
1. Sometimes the Left in Israel does things you just could not make up. Take today's Haaretz lead editorial. Since ISIS is beheading Palestinians in the Yarmouk "refugee camp" in Syria, Haaretz wants Israel to run and rescue the po' Palestinian terrorists there under assault. See http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.651109
Got that? For more than a century, the only contribution to the world of "Palestinian" Arabs has been Islamofascist terrorism. The Jews have been the victims of this terrorism for a century. Now suddenly the same terrorists are getting their comeuppance in Syria from ... drumroll ... other Islamofascist terrorists, those from ISIS. Haaretz wants us to reward the fascist terrorists from the Palestinians by rescuing them from the fascist terrorists of ISIS. Haaretz did not volunteer to allow any Yarmouk refugees to live in the Haaretz editorial offices in Tel Aviv!
I say we ship the entire Haaretz editorial staff and chorale of writers to Yarmouk to go fight to protect the Palestinian genocidal Islamofascist terrorists from the ISIS Islamofascist genocidal terrorists!
2. May there be many like him: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4645520,00.html
Israeli-Arab dies in gun battle in Iraq after joining Islamic State
A resident of northern Israel was reported killed by his family on Wednesday as a result of a gun battle in Iraq; the incident occurred two years after the man fled Israel to join the ranks of terror group.
3. From Isracampus:
On February 26, 2014, Peace Now founder Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University - Pharmaceutical Studies) published a talkback on a page in the Haaretz web site in which he denounces Bar Ilan University in these words (translation from Hebrew):
"I wrote, and I stand behind this, that Bar Ilan University has become renowned for among other things a number of people who have emerged from it (and not only the murderer of Rabin!)"
Goldblum would like to remind us all that Yigal Amir "emerged" from Bar Ilan University. We here at Isracampus would like to remind Amiram Goldblum that the terrorist 'Adel Hidmi emerged from the Department of Pharmaceutical Studies at the Hebrew University in which Goldblum himself is employed!
Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Supporting the Boycott of Settlers
Goldblum, posting on his Facebook page, seems to want to force the settlers to remain in settlements.
Amiram Goldblum added 4 new photos.
March 26 at 7:31am
TO FRIENDS IN DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. Please convince your governments, to block the free move to your country of any Israeli settler who lives over the green line of 1967. The settlers are the reason for blocking the movements of Palestinians, and in some cases they block Palestinians with their own hands (see below, in Yabed). Those Israelis vote in Israeli elections, supporting the limiting of Palestinian free move, while the 2.8 million Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem have no voting rights and are prey to the settlers "democratic" decisions. Why should those settlers have the right to move freely around the world ?? From now on, each Israeli who wishes to travel to democratic countries of the world must declare his/her address. If it is over the green line - they must get a visa, wait in lines, pay a fee, and be made to feel just a bit of what their neighbor Palestinians feel every day of their lives. It must be clear to settlers, that as long as they impose suffering on others, they might suffer themselves. In the attached map that ranks democracies around the globe, Israel's color is white. Find out what that means.
5. WHAT academic freedom? http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/16755#.VSZZUfmUf-o
6. British Jews are a lot healthier than the AMerican Jewish asslib Establishment! http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/04/poll_reveals_huge_majority_of_british_jews_will_vote_conservative.html
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
1. The Meretz web site in Israel was hijacked by Palestinian anti-Israel hackers. But I am confused. How did anyone know the difference?
2. Arnon "Noni" Mozes is the anti-democratic leftist publisher of Israel's Yediot Ahronot, which also runs the YNET web service. Before the election he led the "Dump Bibi" campaign and his newspaper was as pluralistic as Pravda was under Brezhnev, where the Yediot crusade to topple Netanyahu dominated almost every page. Mozes was also an Olmert loyalist for as long as the corrupt Olmert was carrying out the Left's agenda. Mozes also was behind the anti-democratic attempt to pass a law shutting down his competitor newspaper, Israel Hayom.
Well, News1.co.il today reports that Mozes just lost a huge bundle - at least tens of millions of dollars - speculating in foreign currency markets, using his own and his newspaper's capital. He is reported now to have solicited loans to cover his losses. Mozes already suffered large losses when he overpaid for controlling shares of the stock in his Yediot newspaper corporation.
Not every leftist FX speculator is a George Soros!!
3. SO this week I was sitting on this park bench in Haifa with three other codgers and one of us kicks this thing out from under the bench, which turns out to be this ancient lamp. Out from the lamp comes this genie in a puff of smoke and offers each of us a single wish. The first guy at the end of the bench says: "I wish for there to be an escalating war on many fronts between the Sunni world and the Shi'ite world." You got it, says the genie with a swish of his wand. The second geezer says," I wish for ISIS to enter Palestinian camps in Syria controlled by the Hamas and to behead the Hamas commanders and officials there." Your wish is my command, says the genie with a smile. The third codger says, "I wish for the US and Allied forces, together with Jordan and Egypt and other Arab armed forces, to bomb the bejeebers out of ISIS camps in Iraq and Syria." Piece of cake, says the genie. He then turns to me. So what is YOUR wish, he asks. "Let me get this straight," sayeth I. "The Sunni world is going to war against the Shiite world on many fronts? ISIS is beheading Hamas officials? The US and others are bombing ISIS camps in Iraq and Syria?" That has all been granted, says the genie. "In that case," say I, "I think I'll have a diet cola."
4. In the famous Broadway musical Carousel there is a wonderful song called "You'll never walk alone," which starts out " When you walk through a storm hold your head up high."
The original lyrics are here:
http://www.metrolyrics.com/youll-never-walk-alone-carousel-… You can see Barbra Streisand performing it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RYUp7gYHwg
We thought we would introduce you to the new lyrics designed for the ISIS-occupied Yarmouk "refugee camp" of "Palestinians" inside "Syria," in which ISIS is reportedly beheading Hamas commanders and other terrorists. I am hoping Baba Streisand will record this version soon:
When you walk through the camp chop your head off high
For ISIS will soon hoist it aloft
Once it's removed never again sigh
For Zionist treatment so soft
Heads off through the wind
Heads off through the rain
Though your nogen be tossed and rolled
Roll on, roll on!
When you walk through Yarmouk lifted head up high
For ISIS will soon hoist it aloft
Once it's removed never again sigh
For Zionist treatment so soft
Roll on through the wind
Roll on through the rain
Though your brains be tossed and blown
Roll on, Roll on with ISIS folks
And you'll never roll alone
You'll never roll alone
You'll never roll alone
5. PPPSSSSSTTT! Send to all your Peace Now friends! Just in time for Passover!
6. My Passover with the KGB: http://zioncon.blogspot.co.il/2009/04/my-passover-with-kgb-1978.html
Thursday, April 02, 2015
A bit of Retaliation just in time for Passover
1. Haaretz Leftist gets clobbered in court - hit with large slander penalty for defaming settlers:
Naturally, Haaretz itself does NOT report this story!
2. Over the years I have reported about the case of Yisrael Shiran, an Israeli teacher who was fired by Labor Party Minister of Education Yuli Tamir for daring to suggest in a letter that schools should not blindly indoctrinate children in the "Rabin doctrine." The firing was one of the clearest violation of basic freedom of speech and human rights in Israel by the Fascist Left. Not a single law professor in Israel spoke out about it. See http://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/296067
Shiran received a large award in court when he sued the Ministry of Education. But he also sued Tamir personally for slander. It took many years but the teacher has now won a small slander award in court against Tamir. Tamir, by the way, has become renowned for defending female genital mutilation in the third world. For details, see this: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Message.aspx/2274#.VR0pQfmUf-o
4. PC Hijacking of Passover: http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=13530
5. Beginning of a new awakening? http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193491#.VR0uGvmUf-p
6. This year - Make Your Passover Seder an Inter-Galactic One
Important Passover Message from Mikey Lerner and the Entire Staff of Tikkun Magazine, the Jewish New Age pro-LSD Magazine:
A few years back, Tikkun's Rabbi Arthur Woodstock issued a call to make it a multicultural Passover Seder that year: in other words - a mix of Judaism and PC paganism.
Well, this year the Tikkun magazine has issued a new call for all Jews:
You all should make yours a Multi-Galactic Seder!!!!
Yes, this is the year to invite assorted beings from other planets to your
spacy politically-correct Seder, to prove your devotion to multi-galactic understanding and stamping out speciesism along with SUVs.
The guests will join in and participate in the many traditional
Tikkunesque Passover traditions.
First, the Seder begins with the washing of the hands, or - in the case of visitors from Vulcan - the tentacles.
Then the guests dine on lamb's legs made from vegan tofu. The Seder later ends with the munching of traditional holiday Tikkun macaroons, made out of matsos flour and hashish. Served on recyclable dinner bowls.
Now to help make your Tikkun Passover multi-galactic Seder complete,
"Rabbis"Arthur Woodstock and Michael of Meaning have rewritten the Passover song "Who knows One?"
Here is how the new version will go:
Who knows One? I know One!
One is the greatest Rabbi of all time, the Rebbe Jerry Garcia Shlita.
Who knows Two? I know Two!
Two is Rabbi Cheech and Rabbi Chong, who seem to write most of the articles for Tikkun magazine. (Alternative version ? Two is Two States for Two Peoples: the Jordanian "people" and the Palestinian "people".)
Who knows Three? I know Three!
Three is the number of square meters Israel should be left with after adopting policies advocated by Tikkun.
Who knows Four? I know Four!
Four is the greatest sages of Torah learning of all time, according to Tikkun: Rabbis John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Who knows Five? I know Five!
Five is the five genders officially proclaimed by Hillary (back when Lerner was her temporary guru of Meaning) at the International Wymmyn's
Conference in Beijing, fully endorsed by Tikkun.
Who knows Six? I know Six!
Six is the SIX-TIES, my Heavy Tikkun Dude!
Who knows Seven? I know Seven!
Seven is the seven basic nutritional groups required to make you happy and healthy progressive, namely: cannabis, marijuana, hashish, pot, weed, grass,and dope.
Who knows Eight? I know Eight!
Eight is the number of people who really read Tikkun magazine.
Who knows nine? I know nine.
Nine is the number of people on earth who actually regard Mikey Lerner as a Rabbi, no matter what Newsweek thinks.
Who knows ten? I know ten.
Ten is the median IQ score for Tikkun readers.
Who knows eleven? I know eleven.
Eleven is the number of the Eleventh Commandment: "Thou Shalt Be Trendy!"
Who knows twelve? I know twelve.
Twelve is the number of times Michael Lerner can say "loving and caring" in a minute (the lowest number of times, that is).
Who knows thirteen? I know thirteen.
Thirteen is the number of sentences from the entire Bible that Tikkun editors have actually read.
7. Let's sum up the Obama-Kerry deal with Iran: The West cancels all sanctions and the Iranians will really try hard not to drop a nuke on the Jews right away.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Hetsroni Affair
The Israeli Left and Its Captive Media Get Clobbere
The Israeli Left and Its Captive Media Get Clobbered
Posted By Steven Plaut On March 25, 2015
By far the most important aspect of the recent Likud victory was that once and for all everyone in the world could see how biased and unrepresentative the Israeli media are. With the exception of the freebie Israel Hayom, almost the entire print media in Israel are leftist, and with no exception at all the television and radio stations are also. The media in Israel operated a naked jihad against Netanyahu in the months before the election, candidly promoting a victory for the Labor Party's Herzog team and his day camp staff.
The media made no attempt to disguise their partisan agenda. The bias in the Israeli media rivals that in the Soviet media before perestroika. Almost every page in Haaretz and Yediotwas an anti-Likud propaganda sheet. Channel Ten Television, propped up by state subsidies and handouts from the Likud government, was at least as biased and at least as open about campaigning for the Left. The bias extended down into the countless "polls" of voters that invariably showed Herzog with a strong lead over Netanyahu. When the media awoke from their wet dream after the poll booths closed, they reluctantly reported that "Netanyahu had made a comeback from behind." Bullfeathers. Netanyahu was never behind. The media had invented a myth about Herzog being in the lead and they stuck to it.
By the morning after the election the entire media Titanic had sunk beneath the waves, after striking the iceberg of reality. It turns out that Israelis ignored the media seeking to "educate" them and instead they voted their own consciences. The media moguls will never forgive them for this. If anything, the arrogant insults hurled at voters for the "Right" just before the election by journalists and by artsy folks helped turn out the Likud vote.
The Left believed its own media fabrications. The Labor Party had reserved the large Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to hold its victory celebrations for the night after the voting. Labor Party activists had put out their own special newspaper, "Israel Tomorrow," to outline the agenda they would pursue after their victory. It is now being used to wrap fish. The Israeli stock market bounced up 1.5% the day after the election.
One of the greatest pleasures of the past week has been reading Haaretz and Yediot, the two monolithically leftist Israeli print dailies. Schadenfreude has never been so sweet! Both had been part of the local conspiracy to pass a law that would have shut down the one Israeli newspaper that refused to toe the Leftist line, Israel Hayom. That bill got stuck in parliament and now will never pass. The squeals of anguish and agony from these two newspapers are by far the most entertaining pastime in all of Israel this past week, even better than watching the pre-Passover spring bloom of the trees and wildflowers.
The media Politruks were besides themselves with shock and awe. Democracy in Israel is dead, they chanted in unison, since real democracy must result in their own candidates winning. Haaretz was filled with columnists denouncing the putrid ingratitude of the Israeli people and their suicidal death wish manifested in their failure to vote for the Left. A leading leftist author, Alona Kimhi, denounced Israelis who voted for the Likud as superstitious Neanderthals. She added: "Drink some cyanide, f—ing Neanderthals. You won. Only death will save you from yourselves."
Others in the Israeli Fascist Left launched a new campaign — one in which they are calling for retaliation against the working-class Israelis and residents of low-income "development towns" because these people overwhelmingly supported Netanyahu and the rest of the "Israeli Right." The Leftist campaign is calling itself Lo Letet (Do not Give), and its Facebook page is here.
So here we have the spectacle of the same Leftists who pretend that they care about the underclass of low-income and working-class people now demanding that all social programs designed to assist such people in Israel be blocked as retaliation for their having voted Likud. Among the proposals of these enlightened progressive folks are to oppose raising the minimum wage, a remarkable idea since raising the minimum wage does not even help low-income people, and also to oppose welfare spending that could benefit working-class Israelis. In other words, the Left does not really care about low-income working-class people except as a tool that might jettison the Left into power. If low-income people dare to defy the Plantation Leftists and vote conservative, the Left wants them stripped of all support, funding that they now demand be refocused on the Northern Tel Aviv yuppie population.
The ink on the results of the election was not yet dry when the Leftist media were back in form, with their warnings of impending Netanyahu-produced doom. Israel will be isolated and destroyed for resisting capitulation to the demands of the Left and their "Palestinian" house pets, proclaim the media in near unison. Haaretz warns that the new government will launch a series of "anti-democratic bills." When Haaretz and the Left speak about "anti-democratic bills," what they really mean is democratic reforms, such as a law reining in Israel's out-of-control imperious Supreme Court. That Court with its "judicial activism" ideology has been attempting to exercise judicial tyranny, insisting it has the right to invent laws the parliament opposes and block those the parliament passes.
The Supreme Court has for a generation attempted to suppress the will of the people through their parliament and replace it with diktats from unelected leftist judges who micro-manage the entire country in everything from military policy to job appointments. Refoming and restraining the Court may be the most important challenge of all for the new government. Haaretz is also worried that a new law might require that the picayune radical leftist anti-Israel NGOs operating within Israel and seeking to undermine the country might be required to reveal the sources of their funding. Oy Veh.
Of course the most important lesson from the election is that the two-state fantasy is dead in Israel. Very few Israelis ever believed that "two-states" was a "solution" of any sorts to the Middle East conflict, as opposed to being a recipe for endless Islamofascist terrorist aggression launched against the rump Israel from the "Palestinian" terror entity to be established in the suburbs of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The only party running in the election on an unequivocal unconditional platform endorsing creation of a "Palestinian state" was Meretz and it got 4% of the vote, just barely squeaking in past the minimal vote threshold level for parliamentary representation.
The "United Arab List," which is an amalgam of Stalinist and jihadist Arab factions whose only common denominator is opposition to the existence of Israel, is not really in favor of a two-state solution but rather in an Exterminate Israel solution. The Labor Party of Isaac Herzog is on paper in favor of a Palestinian state subject to a whole bunch of conditions and caveats, but it did not run on a Two-State Solution platform. Two States were never even mentioned by it. Its entire campaign was based on trying to convince people to vote for it because Netanyahu is such a cretin, and the result was that it got less than 1 vote in 5.
The golfer in the White House may groan all he wants, and so can his Secretary of State with the bad haircut. Obama is still complaining because Netanyahu pointed out that Arab voters in Israel were being bused in to vote with funds coming from outside Israel and so Jewish Israelis should also vote in droves. How racist of him. Yet all those funds smuggled in to the leftist Israeli NGOs campaigning to topple Netanyahu did not help the Left. Israelis made their position clear. They are not willing to commit national suicide to please Obama and the Eurotrash. "Two-states" is a nonstarter. Don't even raise it as a discussion point option.
2. Obama's Tantrum: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/dgreenfield/obamas-two-state-tantrum/
The Short Guide to Middle East Zoology
Many people today are confused as to what characterizes an Israeli Leftist and how this species differs from others, including rational homo sapiens. To help things along we have composed this guide for identifying them:
*. Israeli Leftists: Believe the only way to defeat terrorism is by agreeing to the demands of the terrorists.
Non-Leftists: Believe the only way to defeat terrorism is by terrorizing the terrorists
*. Israeli Leftists: Believe the entire Middle East conflict is about the attempt to deny self-determination to Palestinians.
Non-Leftists: Believe the entire Middle East conflict is about the attempt to deny self-determination to Jews.
*. Israeli Leftists: Believe the key to peace is removing Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.
Non-Leftists: Believe the key to peace is removing PLO/Hamas occupation of Israeli lands.
*. Israeli Leftists: Believe that PLO violence is because Israel was not generous enough in its offers to the Palestinians.
Non-Leftists: Believe that PLO violence is caused by any offers of concessions to the Palestinians.
*. Israeli Leftists: Believe that Israeli gestures and concessions reassure the Palestinians and make them more moderate.
Non-Leftists: Believe that Israeli gestures and concessions convince the Arabs that Israel is weak, vulnerable, and destroyable.
*. Israeli Leftists: Believe that current Palestinian violence and atrocities are caused by Israel's refusal to remove Jewish settlements from the West Bank and Gaza.
Non-Leftists: Believe that current Palestinian violence and atrocities are caused by Israel's removing Jewish settlements from Gaza's Hamastan and from the West Bank.
*. Israeli Leftists: Believe that peace can only be achieved through granting statehood to the Palestinians.
Non-Leftists: Believe that peace can only be achieved through Denazification of the Palestinians.
*. Israeli Leftists: Believe that the quintessence of the Middle East conflict is the injustice perpetrated against Arabs by Jews.
Non-Leftists: Believe that the quintessence of the Middle East conflict is the injustice perpetrated against Jews by Arabs.
*. Israeli Leftists: Insist Jews have only themselves to blame for the hostility and hatred directed against them.
Non-Leftists: Insist Leftists have only themselves to blame for the hostility and hatred directed against them.
*. Israeli Leftists: Insist they are in fact loyal, patriot citizens who seek only the best for their country.
Non-Leftists: Agree, except they note that Israeli Leftists regard Palestine as their country.
*. Israeli Leftists: Believe Arab violence is caused by Israel using excessive force to contain it.
Non-Leftists: Believe Arab violence is caused by Israel using insufficient force to contain it.
*. Israeli Leftists: Believe there is no military solution to the problem of terrorism.
Non-Leftists: Believe there is no non-military solution to the problem of terrorism
4. Leftist US Jewish pagans: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/415861/americas-left-wing-jews-are-ashamed-israels-jews-dennis-prager
5. Funding the anti-Israel Israeli NGOs: http://www.meforum.org/4912/europeans-fund-anti-israel-libels
6. The Demise of the Arrogant Israeli Left: