Recommended Reading for a Saturday Morning

Recommended Reading

 Depravity at the UN Human Rights Council

By ANNE BAYEFSKY

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Syria conflict: Isis ‘overruns’ Raqqa military base

Obama’s response?

Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help Syrian rebels (AKA “ISIL”)

 

Sen. Cruz: ‘Obama Admin the Most Anti-Israel Administration We Have Ever Had’

Hillary Clinton Facing Criminal Charges Over Muslim Brotherhood Connection,

U.S. dollars flow to fund jihad
Americans secretly backing terrorist groups like Boko Haram, al-Shabaab

Israel and US openly at odds over Gaza ceasefire terms
Israeli ministers unanimously reject Kerry proposal, and government sources say it leans heavily toward Hamas, wouldn’t enable Israel to keep tackling Hamas tunnels  

With Premature Ceasefire Netanyahu Will Cause Jewish Blood to Be Spilt   

Is Obama Supporting Hamas With Weapons Through Qatar?

News roundup: Even more recommended reading

ICE Agents Standing Down: Retired Border Chief Speaks Out

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Say No To Obama’s Ceasefire Scam

There Must Not Be a Ceasefire

Even in its weakest moments, would Britain have risked a cease-fire with Nazi Germany during World War II — knowing that Hitler habitually broke his promises?

With their usual mixture of human rights concern and hypocrisy, several countries have stepped into the fresh Israel-Gaza conflict by demanding a cease-fire. Egypt has played an important role in this demarche; Hamas has turned down flatly all the conditions on which Egyptian President al-Sisi insisted. How far the war will go still hangs in the balance. As Israeli ground forces now fight with Hamas in their tunnels and bunkers, over 600 Palestinians (largely made up of men of fighting age) have died[1], as well as over 32 Israelis.

The international pressure from all sides for a ceasefire is widening and intensifying. Of course, what a ceasefire amounts to, as it has before, is to give Hamas a second chance. And a third and a fourth — whatever is needed for them to achieve their clearly stated goals of wiping Israel from the map, and then Jews.

What is odd is that the United States and the EU called for a ceasefire after only seven days — even before the ground offensive began. They did not do that while America and Britain were fighting in Afghanistan or Iraq. Nor did anyone call for a cessation of UN-sponsored NATO air and ground attacks during the Bosnian war. Today, calls for a ceasefire fall on deaf ears in Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and Nigeria, where governments (good or bad) face the forces of armed Islamist terrorists. So why so much pressure on Israel, dubbed as always the aggressor, whose responses to Hamas terrorism are unjustly considered “disproportionate,” and whose serious efforts to contain civilian casualties are always disregarded or sneered at?

Hamas has broken or refused to extend ceasefires before this conflict. On this occasion, Israel worked with Egypt to bring about a truce, but Hamas rejected all Egypt’s demands and began firing rockets again within hours of the agreement. As a result, Israel was forced to resume air strikes on Gaza.

What use is a ceasefire in this conflict? Have any of the leaders of the “international community” ever read the Hamas Charter, the Mithaq of 1988, still in force today? If they have done so, can they honestly put their hands on their hearts and command Israel to put an end to its efforts to destroy a terrorist regime that has been named as such by most of the “international community,” including the United States, Canada, the EU, and other countries? Here is a quotation from that Charter:

Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement [Hamas]…. There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavours. (Article 13)

Israel has accepted ceasefire agreements many times in the past. And every time, its enemies have used the interval that followed to regroup and rearm their military. David Bedein has recently summarized this determination of Hamas to fight on at whatever cost to itself or the citizens of Gaza (the hudna to which he refers is a temporary truce used in Islamic law to permit Muslims to regroup before continuing jihad):

From November 26, 2006, until May 15, 2007, a Hudna between Hamas and Israel went on for almost six months. One cannot ignore the statement made by Hamas five days before the hudna went into effect: “Hamas’s military wing will stop the rocket fire when residents evacuate the city of Sderot.” (from November 21, 2006)

During that hudna, Gazans launched 315 missiles targeted at Sderot and the western Negev, according to an IDF spokesman.

And there was another hudna with Gaza which lasted until the end of December. 2008, which witnessed 878 attacks fired from Gaza.

And there was a hudna from the end of Operation Cast Lead on January 18, 2009, to the first day of Operation Pillar of Defense on November 12, 2012.

During that period, approximately 2,000 rockets and missiles were fired from Gaza, sending one million Israelis running to shelters

And from the end of operation ‘Pillar of Defense’, through June 30th 2014, 300 aerial attacks were launched from Gaza towards southern Israel – during yet another tenuous Hudna.

Hamas does not care a fig for Western initiatives based on secular theories of international law. The Islamic basis for international law is the Islamic shari’a law of jihad, and Hamas is committed to jihad, which its Charter declares to be the ONLY solution to the Palestinian problem.

Islamists are, above all, obsessed with the notion that no-one but Muslims have a right to rule over land once ruled by Muslims; that includes Spain and Portugal, Sicily, Greece, Crete, Cyprus, Sicily, Rhodes, the former Muslim states of India, Romania, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Transylvania, and Armenia. I may have missed a few. Modern Jihadist groups such as the new ‘Caliphate,” the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq, boast about their revanchist commitment to retaking former Islamic territories and one day bringing the entire world under Islamic rule. It may be a vain promise, but it is one that sends young men to the battlefront to die for its realization, and puts innocent lives everywhere under the threat of massacre and national collapse.

Like al-Qa’ida and a profusion of groups around the world, Hamas expects Utopia and is willing to sacrifice everything for it.

Even in its weakest moments, would Britain have risked a ceasefire with Nazi Germany during World War II — knowing that Hitler habitually broke his promises? Those who fight for Utopia believe they alone are right. Hamas cares nothing for international law, the UN, or anyone else. They, along with Islamic Jihad, Hizbullah and others are to Israel what the Nazis were to Great Britain. How is a piece of paper — made by mere men, not by Allah — to stop them?

Germany had to be brought to its knees before its people and its Führer saw that the promise of totalitarian rule was no longer an option. With American help, Germany came to its senses and is now a thriving democratic state. The Japanese had to be decisively defeated before its people and Emperor acknowledged that they had no hope of winning, and put down their arms. Today, Japan is a thriving democratic Asian nation. Defeat is not a nation’s final destiny, unless they will it so.

A future Palestinian state will thrive when the Palestinians enter a world where international law holds sway, where treaties are made and adhered to, where disarmament is not followed by re-armament, where men and women sit at long tables and thrash out the terms of a peace, and where force is only used in self-defense or in defense of another people. Negotiations are used to accommodate differences instead of run-out-the-clock, as Iran is now skillfully doing with less-skillful Western officials to achieve its nuclear weapons capability. And politics cloaked as religion does not ride roughshod over the welfare and will of the people. And it will be a place where self-glorification and delusions of grandeur do not cancel out the rule of secular law, or ordering ones own people to run onto rooftops or to stay in their homes at the threat of aerial bombardments.

Such a state will not come into being, however, so long as Hamas and the PLO refuse to embrace these values. In the case of Hamas in particular, there will be no peace until the terrorism ends, and the movement is destroyed entirely, with no leaders, no rank and file, no capital, no arms, no infrastructure, no media, no preachers, and no “royalty” in exile.

Israel must act and act hard, just as Britain and the United States fought hard against the Nazi threat. As we are seeing in Iraq and Syria, the Hamas mindset is spreading. Anything short of total defeat will only lead to a resumption of hostilities in the near future. If the UN and foreign states will not act with determination to defeat a terrorist group armed with sophisticated rockets and accompanied by a determination to commit genocide — if they are happy, as always, to sit on the sidelines and criticize Israel — then Israel must, as always, go it alone.

The destruction of Hamas will be painful, but its leaders are cowards and braggarts, hiding under hospitals and in five-star hotels throughout the Arab word while telling their citizens to die telegenically for public relations propaganda. The leaders of Hamas hide behind their own men, women and children. They build launch pads, bunkers, weapons depots, and command centers beneath hospitals, schools, and the dwellings of ordinary people. They are playing at being soldiers, but avoid harm for themselves while trying to inflict as much harm as possible on others.

When will the world see that, if Israel were ever to lose, we would all be next? There cannot be a ceasefire until the firing from Hamas has ceased, and ceased for good.


[1] For a detailed analysis of casualty figures up to July 20, see “Analysis Of Gazans Killed So Far In Operation Protective Edge“.

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TWO-THIRDS of Americans live in the “Constitution-free Zone.”

2/3 of Americans Live Within the "Zone"

2/3 of Americans Live Within the “Zone”

Fact Sheet on U.S. “Constitution Free Zone”

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History Lesson: PLO & HAMAS Trained by U.S.A.

Let’s take a walk down memory-lane and remind ourselves of the recent past, when successive U.S. Administrations ripped off the American taxpayer to finance the organisation and training of Palestinian terrorists.

Baker report: Israel must withdraw from Golan

Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

(VIDEO) Special panel headed by James Baker and Lee Hamilton, which looked into situation in Iraq and Middle East, rules that ‘in the context of a full and secure peace agreement, the Israelis should return the Golan Heights’

George H.W. Bush, James Baker and cohorts: “Time to get rid of Israel”

Alexander Haig: Reagan Cabinet Demands Punitive Action Against Israel

U.S. ‘Benchmark Plan’ May be a Timeline for Terror

More ominous, Israel will be forced to provide arms, ammunition and equipment to PA security forces in an “immediate and ongoing” manner, whenever U.S. Maj.-Gen. Dayton “requests” it.

Tension between the Bush administration and Israel have intensified of late because Israel will not adopt a U.S. benchmark strategy devised by U.S.security coordinator in the Palestinian territories, General Keith Dayton.

Condi Meets Top PLO Terrorist Abu Mazen

Condi Meets Top PLO Terrorist Abu Mazen

The U.S. is putting Israeli and PA feet to the fire with a new timeline that guarantees gain for only one side.

Keith Dayton to retire after five years of rebuilding PA forces

Dayton's Palestinian Army

Dayton’s Palestinian Army

 On the Brink: Decline of US trained Palestinian Security Forces

US-trained Palestinian Security Force under General Dayton

US-trained Palestinian Security Force under General Dayton

 PLO Budget 28% for Security Forces – Funded by US

In many areas, PA security presence has dwindled as personnel and commanders- trained for the most part by the US-have been recruited by organized crime groups engaged in extortion, as well as in the smuggling of weapons and narcotics. In Jenin alone, this has been the case with scores of PA officers, as evidence mounts of similar phenomena in other cities under PA control, including Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus, and Tulkarm.

The presence of armed Hamas personnel has become a major factor in PA controlled areas in several different respects:

Having benefited from major donations from such nations as Iran and Qatar, Hamas has been in a position to exploit the financial crisis of the PA. Numerous PA security personnel have been quietly engaged to working for the Islamist group, particularly the military wing Izzadin al-Kassam.

Hamas penetration into PA security has been strong in several areas under ostensible PA control, particularly in the Hebron region where senior PA intelligence officers are believed to provide intelligence to Hamas.

None of the above issues has diluted solid Western support for Palestinian Security Forces.

Under President Barack Obama-who seeks to expand PA paramilitary units-the United States has pledged to continue to pour hundreds of millions of dollars a year into Abbas’ coffers, with large sums dedicated to the security forces. This is despite objections from Congress and appeals by Palestinian human rights organizations. Obama has exercised waivers to continue to fund the PA security forces.

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 Candidate for U.S. security adviser wants NATO force in West Bank

Department of State's special envoy for Middle East

Department of State’s special envoy for Middle East

James Jones, a U.S. envoy for Israeli-Palestinian security, is expected to be as powerful as Henry Kissinger.

Stirring up the natives

 Israel fears scathing U.S. report on its West Bank policies

Sources say U.S. coordinator James Jones’ report will be ‘very harsh, and make Israel look very bad.’

According to both Israeli and American sources, the envoy’s conclusions about Israel are scathing. Israelis who met with Jones on his most recent visit here a few weeks ago, including Israel Defense Forces officers, said their impression was that the report would be “very harsh, and make Israel look very bad.”

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Fatah Have Fired Rockets Into Israel From Gaza

Fatah’s Military Arm, The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades: We Have Fired Rockets Into Israel From Gaza – And WillContinue To Do So

"Mahmoud Abbas"  Israel's "Peace Partner"?

“Mahmoud Abbas” Israel’s “Peace Partner”?

As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud ‘Abbas voices opposition to the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Gaza, which purport to belong to Fatah, are participating in the firing of these rockets. Several Brigades units have in recent days fired dozens of rockets into Israel, and have clarified in their communiqués that they will continue to fire them as part of waging jihad and that Palestine can only be liberated through sacrifice.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Gaza have long been operating independently and disregarding the directives of the Fatah leadership. In 2012, Fatah’s Central Committee repudiated them, stating that the movement has not been operating armed units in Gaza for years. In the same year, the Gaza Brigades attempted to form one separate body that would be accepted by Fatah, but the attempt failed. In 2013, a Brigades commander declared that the Central Committee’s renunciation of the Brigades was of no interest to them, and that they continued to regard themselves as belonging to Fatah and as part of its military arm.[1] Some Brigades members claim that their current firing of rockets into Israel is backed by some of Fatah’s institutions.

Below are a number of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades communiques on the firing of rockets into Israel:

The Brigades: “[Our] Martyrdom Units Are Ready To Oppose Any Ground Invasion By The Zionist Enemy”

On July 12, 2014, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades released a communiqué stating that dozens of rockets – Grads, 103s, and 107s – had been fired at communities in Israel by Brigades members between July 8 and July 12.

The communiqué added: “We stress that Fatah’s Central Committee, Fatah’s Revolutionary Council, and the regional Fatah leadership are supporting us, and they praised our Brigades’ efforts to attack the oppressing enemy. We are the fighting spirit of the fighting Palestinian people that supports the members of the resistance to the criminal occupation. The Brigades emphasize that their martyrdom (Khalil Al-Wazir) units are ready to oppose any ground invasion by the Zionist enemy.”[2]

A Brigades subgroup, the ‘Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini Brigades, announced that on July 10 it had fired rockets into Israel. Their communiqué stated: “The Martyr ‘Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini Brigades continue on the path of their blessed jihad.”[3]

On July 13, another Brigades subgroup, Jaysh Al-’Asifa, announced that it had, together with the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, fired rockets at Israeli vehicles east of the Gaza Strip. Its announcement stated that the way that the way that the Brigades react to the occupation’s “crimes” against the people is by carrying out its jihad mission of firing rockets. “We are cleaving to the resistance option… There will be no tahdiya [calm] with this plundering enemy as long as it continues its aggression against Gaza.”[4]

Yet another Brigades subgroup, the Units of the Martyr Nabil Mas’oud, reported on July 14 that its members had fired rockets into Israel on July 12.[5] A Brigades communiqué stated: “We will continue the armed struggle against the Zionist enemy until it ceases its evil attack on our defenseless Palestinian people. Likewise, we emphasize to the enemy that our next response will be surprising and shocking. Revolution to victory! Bombing will be met with bombing and killing will be met with killing.”[6]

The Brigades’ Engineering and Production Division and Groups of the Martyr Luay Qana’ took responsibility for the firing of two Al-Qa’qa rockets. Their announcement stated: “Liberation will come only via sacrifice, not via cries for help. We must resist the enemy by all possible means, and we have the right to develop our weaponry and our rockets in our war against the Israeli occupation, until all the occupied Palestinian lands are liberated.”[7]

On July 15, the Brigades’ Nidal Al-’Aamoudi Division reported that it had launched three rockets, writing in a communique: “We are continuing the path of struggle, for which there is no alternative… We will continue firing at the enemy’s ‘settlements’ everywhere [i.e. all communities in Israel]. We will never give up, and we will never renounce our path, whatever the cost.”[8]

Fatah Member Praises Brigades For Following In The Footsteps Of Terrorist Commander

Fatah member Sami Abu Foda, a columnist for the Amad website, praised the Al-Aqsa Brigades for participating in the resistance against Israel and against its current actions in Gaza, and for following in the footsteps of Dalal Al-Mughrabi, the deputy commander of the deadly 1978 Coastal Road attack on an Israeli bus. He wrote: “Congratulations to all members of the courageous Palestinian resistance in all factions, national and Islamic.”[10]

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Hamas Sends In “The Donkeys of War”

Hamas deploys donkey strapped with explosives against Israeli soldiers as IDF uncovers cross-border tunnels in Gaza

Israelis soldiers were able to safely blow up the suicide donkey, the IDF said, condemning the tactic. The Palestinian death toll climbed to more than 320 as the Israeli military continued attempts to obliterate Hamas’ arsenal.

Hamas' Suicide Squad

Hamas’ Suicide Squad

The Israeli Army said that Hamas militants loaded a donkey with explosives and goaded it toward Israeli soldiers. Soldiers opened fire on the doomed animal, which detonated without injuring any humans.

Let slip the donkeys of war! 

Hamas militants strapped explosives to a donkey and sent it toward Israeli soldiers, the Israeli Defense Forces said Saturday.

“IDF forces operating in the Rafah area spotted an explosives-laden donkey approaching their position. The soldiers opened fire, causing the explosives to detonate,” the army wrote on its website regarding the Friday evening incident in which the animal “suspiciously began to approach.”

No humans were injured in the incident.

The IDF noted that it had obtained intelligence that Hamas intended to use bomb-laden animals as Israeli forces storm Gaza.

This is far from the first time insurgents have used suicide donkeys in the Israel-Palestine conflict – the practice dates back to at least June 1995, the IDF said.

“Sending an animal to its death to serve terrorist purposes may seem shocking, but last night certainly wasn’t the first time Palestinian terrorists adopted this despicable tactic,” the IDF wrote.

Typically, horses are donkeys are used as bomb couriers, but Israeli soldiers have also reported incidents of dogs strapped with explosive belts, according to the IDF.

Meanwhile, Israel said it had neutralized more than a dozen cross-border tunnels that insurgents use to launch attacks – but rockets fired from Gaza continued unabated.

The Israeli military said it had severely diminished the arsenal of Hamas, though the militants staged another unsuccessful cross-border tunnel raid Saturday.

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Israeli surgeons save the lives Palestinian children

Israeli surgeons save the lives Palestinian children as Hamas continues its rocket assault on Israel

“Children are not part of the conflict,”

“Children are not part of the conflict,”

by Barbara Kay National Post

Yesterday, 13 Palestinian children from Gaza and the West Bank arrived at Israel’s Wolfson Medical Center in Holon (near Tel Aviv) to undergo life-saving heart operations. After their surgeries, they will recover in the nearby Children’s Home. By now, when the sirens announcing in-coming rockets blow, the toddlers there instinctively raise their arms for the volunteers to scoop them to safety in the protected room. But mostly they are busy doing arts and crafts or watching movies (Alvin and the Chipmunks is a favourite).

The above reads like wartime propaganda to soften anti-Israel bias, but it’s a 18-year old routine: Palestinian children have been arriving at Wolfson’s clinic every Tuesday for 18 years for treatment by the politically and religiously non-partisan international charity, Save a Child’s Heart (SACH)

In the last few weeks, SACH’s medical team, which might involve an Israeli surgeon, a Palestinian anesthetist, a Tanzanian resident and a Canadian intern, have, as usual, serviced children from the whole Arab region, including Syria, Iraq and various African countries. Half are from Gaza and the West Bank. “Children are not part of the conflict,” says SACH’s chief cardiologist, Dr. Akiva Tamir, whose Tuesday clinic takes place rain or shine. Or rockets.

SACH is a remarkable multiple award-winning NGO. Its founder was an American doctor, Amram (Ami) Cohen, whose humanity and vision matched his medical skills. Posted to Wolfson in the 1990s, he became aware of a staggering number of Ethiopian children in need of heart surgery their country’s resources were inadequate to address. Cohen flew two children to Israel, operated, then billeted them at his home for post-op recovery. Then he flew in four more, then six, then eight. Cohen lived to see his dream become an institutional reality, but tragically died at the age of 47 in 2001 while climbing Mt Kiliminjaro.

To date SACH, whose medical staff are not paid for SACH work (SACH’s entire budget is about US $4-million), has mended more than 3,200 young hearts from 46 countries, many in areas wracked by devastation, like Haiti, Sri Lanka and Syria. Their surgical early success rate of 95% is impressive, considering the risks are often higher for children from developing countries.

SACH has trained over 80 physicians from all over the globe: China, Ethiopia, Moldova, Nigeria, the Palestinian Authority, Kenya, Russia, Vietnam, Zanzibar and Tanzania. They’ve conducted more than 60 clinics abroad, evaluating 7,500 children in Angola, Congo, Jordan (Iraqi children), Rwanda and Ukraine, and elsewhere.

Jerusalem-based Christian group Shevet Achim has played a crucial role in identifying children in need of treatment — hundreds by now — from Iraq and Gaza

Because they cannot enter certain countries, Israeli SACH doctors rely on Christian organizations to act as middlemen. One particular Jerusalem-based Christian group, Shevet Achim, has played a crucial role in identifying children in need of treatment — hundreds by now — from Iraq and Gaza. The group’s members accompany and transport those children to Israel, providing financial support as needed. (Shevet Achim is Hebrew for “brothers sitting together,” an apt gloss on a Christian organization working with Jewish doctors to save Muslim children.)

SACH has affiliates in many countries: the U.S., The Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and the U.K. And, of course, Canada.

Read the Rest at The National Post

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