Abbas, as Irrelevant as Ever

by Khaled Abu Toameh

Abbas’s call for holding an emergency Arab summit to discuss the Israeli “aggression” on the Gaza Strip seems to have fallen on deaf ears. His call to the international community to halt the IDF offensive also seems to have fallen on deaf ears...

The Arab delegations that visited the Gaza Strip see no reason they should talk to Abbas or visit him in his Ramallah office. As far as they are concerned, Abbas has no role to play in the current crisis, especially considering that he has no control over the 1.5 million of (so-called) Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Made the First Attempt to Break Ceasefire

For the first time since a ceasefire ending Israel’s anti-terror operation against Hamas, a Qassam rocket was fired on Sunday from the Gaza Strip. It fell short on Gaza side of the fence.  

Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak

It took several dozen suicide attacks and car bombs indiscriminately targeting Syrian people; support from oil producing Wahhabi Arab states; and screaming “Allah Arba” in front of TV cameras to gain recognition from over 100 countries - the UN members. The international community has raised the ‘white flag’ of capitulation to the Islamic expenditure - digging its own deep grave! The surrender began a long time ago, starting with support of the fake nation, Palestine, and its unfounded claim to Jewish land (see below).

Egyptian Coptic Sentenced to 3 years for Blasphemy

A Cairo court convicted a Coptic Christian blogger who shared an anti-Islam film on social networking sites and sentenced him to three years in prison for blasphemy and contempt of religion. (How many Muslims must be jailed for insulting non-Islamic religions? This movie, "Innocence of Muslims", is actually an insult to cinematography! Money would be better spent on making  adocumentary about atrocities committed, in the name of the prophet Mohamed, by Muslims worldwide during the last 100 years!)

M-16 Rifle Out the Israeli-made Tavor In

The IDF is in the midst of replacing the M-16 rifle with the Israeli-made Tavor. Soon three infantry brigades of conscripted soldiers and four reserve brigades will make the transition to the Tavor. “It has no forward weight,” said Maj. Roniel Turgeman, head of the Infantry Corps’ weaponry department. “It was created as a new standard-issue firearm. It’s more reliable, jams less, lighter and more stable.”

Islamists Rejected ‘Zionist’ Vaccine

A campaign to eradicate Polio from the northwest tribal region of Pakistan is on hold. Six polio vaccination workers were killed in attacks in Pakistan. Another attack last July wounded a WHO doctor and his driver while they worked on the polio campaign in Karachi. In June, a Taliban commander in northwest Pakistan announced a ban on polio vaccines for children in the region as long as the United States continues its campaign of drone strikes in the region. (This is Islamic perverted logic! They would rather see their children crippled then accept Western help. Note: Jewish medical researcher Albert Sabin developed the oral Polio vaccine)

CIA Report: Jonathan Pollard was not Spying Against USA

A 1987 study by the Foreign Denial and Deception Analysis Committee ordered by the CIA found that Jonathan Pollard, convicted in the US of spying for Israel, never sought to obtain information about US activities. Rather, he was instructed by his Israeli handlers to obtain information about Israel's enemies. The study is now being made public, 25 years later. In 1984, Pollard was asked to provide information about: "Arab (and Pakistani) nuclear intelligence; Arab 'exotic' weaponry, including chemical weapons; Soviet aircraft; Soviet air defences; Soviet air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface missiles; Arab order-of-battle, deployments, readiness." This information the ‘friend’ had to provide to Israel in accordance with agreements. (After the plea bargaining was ignored by the judge and the report was kept from his defence lawyers, Jewish American, Jonathan Pollard, has spent 26 years in jail. Did he have a fair trial? Doesn’t it remind you of the Dreyfus Affair in France - witch hunt against Jews?)

Muslim ‘Love’ for Their Children Full of Hate

The mother and uncle of a three-year-old boy named Jihad, who was born on September 11, appeared in a French court for sending him to school in a shirt bearing the words "I am a bomb". The long-sleeved T-shirt also had the words "Jihad, born on September 11" written on the back.

World Would Sacrifice Israel

Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, lashed out at the international community, criticizing its policies toward the so-called Palestinians and charging that many world leaders would readily sacrifice Israel to radical Islam just as Europe appeased the Nazis before World War II. Lieberman said "My sense is that all the promises and commitments to Israel's security are mere words. When push comes to shove, many key leaders would be willing to sacrifice Israel without batting an eyelid, in order to appease the radical Islamist militants and ensure quiet for themselves."

Iran is Clear Threat to Israel's National Security

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Revolutionary Guards space corps, said his country does not need missiles with longer range than 2,000 kms since “Israel is our longest range target.” (The United States has attacked countries that posed lesser threat to the US National Security!)

‘Useless Nothing’ Blasted even by ICC

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, said that the UN Security Council is not doing enough to root out Sudanese war criminals suspected of genocide. She then blasted the council, asking "how many more civilians must be killed, injured and displaced for this council to be spurred into doing its part?" (The UN is only interested in prosecuting Israel. The organisation is does nothing against slavery, sponsoring of Jihadist terror or genocide committed by Muslim countries! Even the ICC is losing its cool.)

The Secret is Out - PA Planning to Take over Jordan

PA officials confirmed that they were studying the possibility of establishing a confederation with Jordan, but stressed that this would take place only after the creation of an independent Palestinian state within the pre-1967 lines. Jordanian politicians quoted Abbas as saying that the Palestinian state would not be able to survive without forging a confederation with Jordan. (Taking control of all of Palestine has always been the PLO original plan and it has never changed!)

US Arming Another Enemy of Israel.

The United States gave six military helicopters to the Lebanese air force, which already has 24 US Huey helicopters and 11 French-made Gazelles, both of which can be equipped with guns and missiles. Two weeks ago, the US gave a $29.8 million, 42-meter coastal security craft to the Lebanese Navy. (No objections are heard when the US is so generously gives military aid to enemies of Israel!)

Iran has Plutonium for 24 Nagasaki-type Bombs

The secret, one-on-one nuclear negotiations President Barack Obama launched with Iran have run into a blank wall (as it was expected). According to US intelligence sources, Iran withdrew 136 fuel rods from nuclear reactor at Bushehr in mid-October - on the pretext of wandering metal bolts - “could have been test run for the Iranians should they decide to reprocess those rods into weapons-grade plutonium.” Iran could extract 220 pounds (just under 100 kilos) of plutonium, enough to produce as many as “24 Nagasaki-type bombs” - a reference to the World War II bombing of the Japanese city on 9 Aug, 1945.

UN “Concerned" - not Out Raged!

Syrian rebels have launched an offensive to drive the PFLP-GC loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from Yarmouk ‘refugee camp’ in a Damascus neighbourhood. At least 50 per cent of the people living in the Yarmouk suburb have left or are leaving. UNRWA said it was "gravely concerned" for the Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk who "have experienced particularly intense armed engagements involving the use of heavy weapons and aircraft". (Emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was not called, and still even more countries have recognised Islamists ‘rebels’ since the attack!)

Message from Egyptian ‘Arab Spring’

Jihadi leader Ahmad Al Baghdadi Al Hassani referred to Christians as polytheists and “friends of the Zionists.” In a recent Egyptian TV address, this Muslim leader stressed that Christians must choose “Islam or death,” while their women and daughters may legitimately be regarded as wives of Muslims (means - legalised rape by Muslims).

The “Ugly Nothing” is Concern Again!

The US prevented a UN Security Council condemnation of Israel on Wednesday over a spate of settlement construction decisions, leading the other 14 countries on the 15-member council to issue separate condemnations of their own instead. France, Britain, Germany, Portugal issue joint statement expressing "extreme concern" over construction plans in E1. (They showed no  concern when for 9 months, from January to September, Hamas fired rockets at Israel! They still showed no “concern” that both Fatah and Hamas are determined, using various tactics, to destroy Israel.)

Support for Hamas Soars

Support for the Islamist Hamas is growing in both the West Bank and Gaza - 48 percent of the electorate in both the West Bank and Gaza would vote for Haniyeh, and 45 percent for Abbas. For the first time in many years, Hamas held demonstrations in the West Bank to mark the anniversary of its founding. Thousands of Palestinians waving green flags came out, in yet another show of strength for Hamas. (Terrorist entity, so-called Palestinians, do not want peace with Israel or even their own state. They have to be removed from all Jewish land!)

Quote(s) of the Week:

“Those (Israeli) officials who created the concept of dividing the Land of Israel - inventing the ‘Palestinians’ to take it off our hands and make ‘peace’ with us - are incapable of implementing the changes needed to solve the problem now." - Moshe Feiglin

Right Words - Wrong Conclusion!

“They have no intention of compromising with us. They want to destroy our country," Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told during a cabinet meeting. He was responding to Meshaal’ vow to capture Israel, centimetre by centimetre. During his three day visit to the Gaza Strip, Meshaal said Hamas would never recognise the country of Israel.

Netanyahu also replied to foreign critics of his decision to expand Jewish habitation in Jerusalem and the West after the UN recognised Palestine as a nonmember state.

Israel would never unilaterally withdraw from Judea and Samaria as it had done from Gaza in 2005, said the prime minister, “because this would risk creating another territory like Gaza from which Palestinians could launch rockets at Israeli cities.” (Wrong, because they are integral part of Jewish land) “We want true peace,” he said, “but we will not bury our heads in the sand.” (Arabs/Palestinians are not interested in peace with Israel! Pretending that there is a hope of peace is only advancing our enemies’ agenda - destruction of Israel. It is time to raise our heads from the sand!)