by John Rossomando
A confidential State Department cable
from February 2006 describes former Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa
Al-Thani, who founded Al-Jazeera by a royal decree in
1996, as a "a big friend of Hamas." He notably pledged $400 million
to Hamas's cash-strapped government in
Back in 2006, Al-Thani
gave $50 million to the then Hamas-led Palestinian Authority. Al-Thani may have abdicated in 2013 in favor of his son, but
the change has not lessened
Osama bin Laden discussed Qatar Charity in 1993 as an important fundraising source for al-Qaida - underscoring its long history of funding terrorism.
Clearly, the terror ties of
An unconditional 72-hour ceasefire was announced by Secretary of
State Kerry and UNSC Ban Ki-Moon. Around 90 minutes into the ceasefire Hamas
launched a suicide attack. Three soldiers were killed by Hamas
terrorists. Hamas also breached the truce with a
score of rockets and mortar shells. And now
Italian reporter Gabriele Barbati, who has now left Gaza and is no longer under direct threat of retaliation by Hamas, is telling the truth about what’s going on there. Hamas bombed the Palestinian camp in Shati - not Israel.
“I confirm now that out #Gaza. The massacre of children yesterday in Shati isn’t #Israele’s fault. #IDF True release. It was Hamas rocket.” (But nobody care about the truth, as long as Jews can be blamed!)
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
The Western democratic world needs to face the truth and develop a plan of effective combating Islamic expansionism. It is obvious that strong traditional anti-Semitic hate still exists, anti-Israelism, but they must face reality for the sake of their own preservation. Procrastination will bring the demise of democracy!
idea that one of Hamas’s main command bunkers is located beneath
Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement is using Abbas' speech last week as a trigger for more violence. Fatah threatens "to turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire." A new video promoting violence opens with Mahmoud Abbas' speech from last week in which he, as Palestinian Media Watch reported, presented the current conflict as a religious "war for Allah" by citing a verse from the Quran: "Permission (to fight) has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory." (Surah 22:39)
Russian Kornet-E and the 9M113 Konkurs
guided missiles which Hamas has fired against them don’t leave a scratch,
thanks to the Chariot-4 tank’s Armored Shield Protection-Active Trophy missile
defense system, the Windbreaker. Hamas fears that the IDF’s 401st armored
brigade’s tanks, the only ones fitted with this armor, will spearhead
IDF confirmed firing a mortar round into a Gaza UN shelter where 15 people
died, but denied killing anyone at the site. IDF spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel
Peter Lerner, said that terrorists "in the vicinity" of the school
fired mortar rounds and anti-tank rockets at Israeli forces. (It took the IDF 3 days to make this statement - No wonder
children were killed on Saturday, 27 July, in
killed at least 25 Palestinian civilians it suspected of collaborating with
American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen sent a letter to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, demanding that Erdogan returned an award given to him by the AJC because he does not deserve it any longer. Erdogan received the prestigious Profile of Courage award in 2004 for his "stances on fighting terrorism”, but a decade later he has become "arguably the most virulent anti-Israel leader in the world - spewing dangerous rhetoric for political gain and inciting the Turkish population to violence against the Jewish people," Rosen said.
militants are attempting to negotiate a new arms deal with
Israel Air Force carried out a surgical strike on a warehouse in
Quote of the Week:
“I give you formal notice
that our tanks are massed at the
Supported the formation of a Hamas/Fatah Palestinian Authority (PA) unity regime, meaning that Hamas, a Nazi-like terrorist organization which calls in its Charter for the destruction of Israel and the worldwide murder of Jews, would be part of the PA and, as such, a recipient of US funding.
Called and worked actively for an
immediate ceasefire, which would prevent
Had Secretary of State John Kerry
announce this week in
Had the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) impose, not merely a warning, but an astonishing and unnecessary ban on
All of this leaves us puzzled and concerned. President Obama is not only now exhibiting a troubling pattern of engaging, shoring up, and aiding radical Islamic regimes like Hamas, but has a longer record pointing in the same direction of favoring radical Islamic regimes and movements and disfavoring their opponents. Specifically, and as the ZOA has already previously pointed out:
…in February 2011, President Obama called for Mubarak to step down "now"...
When the Muslim Brotherhood senior leader and the Brotherhood's candidate or president, Mohamed Morsi was, unsurprisingly, elected president, President Obama did not discontinue arming the regime...
Last year, following somewhat tightened
UN Security Council sanctions on
Last month, President Obama freed five senior Taliban terrorist commanders in exchange for an American serviceman who may have been a deserter. President Obama's record vis-a-vis radical Islamic regimes and movements speaks for itself.