Desmond Tutu may have officially retired from public life, but he hasn’t gone far from the spotlight. The former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town and Nobel Prize laureate called on the Cape Town Opera to cancel an upcoming trip to Israel. He said it would be “unconscionable” for the group to perform "Porgy and Bess," the groundbreaking Gershwin opera in Israel. (Jewish composer who wrote about life of blacks in Charleston, S.C., in 1920)
Tutu's campaign is not limited to the Cape Town opera. Last month, Tutu joined a campaign urging the University of Johannesburg to sever its links with Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, a move that was supported by a number of high-profile South African writers and academics. (I wonder who would suffer from lack of scientific and cultural contacts with Israel more?)
Note: South Africa has a significant Jewish population, numbering about 70,000 people, and many Jews played important roles in the struggle against apartheid. (Many anti-Semites are only too happy to use Jewish doctors, lawyers, tailors, educators etc, to get good service and value for money. There are still some Jewish leaders who falsely, or naively still believe that by bribing bigots with more charity, Jews would be able to bribe immoral the nature of Jew-haters! For centuries anti-Semites have never expressed true appreciation for Jewish personal, moral and financial participation in non-Jewish endeavours. When will we learn self-respect?)
President Barack Obama hailed the prospect of a new settlement freeze in the disputed West Bank as a promising step toward peace, urging Israelis and Palestinians to get back into (useless) negotiations quickly. (Netanyahu is selling out Jewish national dream!) In an effort to convince the Netanyahu government to impose another three-month moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank, the Obama administration offered Israel a long list of security and diplomatic benefits, including 20 F-35s for free. (Obama is bribing Israel in the direction of self-destruction!)
The Middle-East conflict in 5 minutes
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Islam, like Nazis and unscrupulous politicians of many European countries, has been using well-ingrained anti-Semitism of ‘unchristian’ world mentality to destroy Israel first and Christianity later in order to conquer the world!
Nasrallah Called for Boycott of Hariri Tribunal
The leader of Hizbullah called on all Lebanese to boycott the UN tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of a former prime minister. A crowd of women attacked two UN investigators and a Lebanese interpreter as they gathered evidence. (Israel must learn from Arabs how handle the UN, and its anti-Israel bias and bogus investigations and resolutions!)
Surrounded by enemies under the constant threat of attack, Israel is the only nation in the world that must continuously be prepared for imminent war and fight for its survival. (If Israel has not succumbed to pressure from the ‘peace loving’, Jew-hating idiots in the West, who refuse to recognise that Islamic expansionism will crush them and all the democratic values they love so much, the Arab-Israel conflict would have been resolved long time ago!)
What Financial Crisis?
The United States will give an additional $150 million to the Palestinian Authority as Washington seeks to boost the fledgling terror infested PA entity amid an impasse in peace talks with Israel, which produced nothing but a photo op for Rabin and Arafat. (With the US dollar severely dropping down, trillion of dollars of national debt, Americans loosing their home and living with no health cover - why is Obama administration supporting the fake terrorist nation so generously? PA/PLO/Fatah/Hamas, like any ‘decent’ Islamic/Arab movement, are all dedicated to eliminating Israel in any way possible and they hate all “infidels” of the free world!)
Withdrawal without Peace Agreement is Madness!
Under a United Nations plan, Israel will reportedly remove its troops from the town of Ghajar on the Lebanese border – and thus remove a bone of contention with Hezbollah. (Russia is still occupying Japanese Kuril islands.)
In the Climate of Hate and Intolerance
Iraqi Christians under siege by Islamic militants are welcome in the country's north, controlled by Kurds. In the past, the regional government has opened its doors to other minorities persecuted by Muslims. Many Christian families said they feared for their own safety and wanted to leave Iraq, same as Christians of Lebanon and other Muslim states.
No International Outcry for Poor Israelis
The National Insurance Institute report showed the number of people living in poverty hit 25 per cent of the population in 2009, up from 23.7 per cent the year before. Among children, the percentage was 36.3. It is 1.7 million people, among them 850,300 children, were living below the poverty line. (Due to existential threats from Muslim neighbours and constant terror attacks by so-called Palestinians, the small country of Israel is forced to spend a big part of its budget on weapons and security rather than caring for the social needs of its population!)
Foreign anarchists and Palestinian Authority Arabs were caught on film Sunday setting fire to a wooded area outside the Jewish town of Bat Ayin, between Jerusalem and Hevron. The fire damaged many plants, including olive trees.
Quote of the Week:
“The negotiations (with Israel) have ended and there’s no alternative to jihad and resistance. The present leadership of the Palestinian Authority is not authorized to negotiate on behalf of the Palestinians. If Mahmoud Abbas can’t adopt the option of Yasser Arafat, resistance, we recommend another option which is more honorable: to quit and sit at home.” - Ramadan Shallah, leader of Islamic Jihad – Similar advice is appropriate to give political leadership of Israel and Jewish communities world-wide. Israel never had and will never have true peace partner among Arab and Muslim states, including Egypt and Jordan! Abbas, like Arafat before him, only pays lip service to a fake peace process.
They are not Serious about Peace
Speaking in Damascus, Fatah leader Azzam al-Ahmad said that Hamas was not serious about reaching a reconciliation agreement. Hamas delegation refused to discuss certain issues related to security. (Israel does not even have a partner to negotiate peace with!)
No More Wimping Around
National Union chairman MK Yaakov "Ketzaleh" Katz said that his party's promise to serve as a safety net for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is valid as long as no new construction moratorium in Judea and Samaria is declared. (It is time for Jewish patriots to take control over Israel’s destiny – No more political posturing!)
by Steven Plaut
Allow us to introduce you to young Kochav Segal Halevi. The life of the Israeli 26 year old is in danger and he is receiving death threats. In fact he had to go into hiding. His offence? He purchased an apartment in the Arab town of Iblin not far from Haifa.
The Arabs of the town do not like the idea of their town being polluted by the presence of a Jew. I mean, one Jew and there goes the neighborhood. The left-leaning Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot (Nov. 7, 2010) described the threats he has been receiving and how he fears for his life. He is now in hiding. Arabs who sell property to Jews have similarly been threatened and attacked. And of course the moderates from the Palestinian Authority routinely torture and summarily execute Arabs who sell property to Jews.
Now I mention all this because the leftist media in Israel and in the world are - as usual - up in arms over supposed Israeli Jewish “racism” against Arabs. There are some Jewish closed communities in Israel, some of them religiously observant, in which one must be accepted as a member by an admissions committee in order to live there, and these tend to refuse membership to Arabs “to preserve the character of the community.” (In religious communities, non-religious Jews get barred as well. Other communities, including kibbutzim, have age and marital status restrictions.) There have also been calls in recent days, including from some local public officials, in Carmiel and in Safed in the Galilee, to restrict the movement of Arabs into those towns. (Due to justifiable fear for the safety of Jewish residents!)
But of course the reality is that, by and large, Israeli Arabs may move into and live in just about any Jewish area in the country, while Jews cannot move into any Arab town or village or neighborhood. Jews cannot move into the Arab areas because they will be murdered if they move there.
Every single Israeli understands these unwritten “rules of the game.” In fact, Jews often risk their lives just passing through Arab areas, as a group of four Hebrew University Jewish students discovered over the past weekend when they were almost lynched after making a wrong turn into an Arab neighborhood next to the campus. (I myself have made that same wrong turn, the signs being unclear at that intersection.) Jews are also attacked when holding political marches in Arab towns, in contrast with the anti-Jewish marches regularly conducted by Arabs in Tel Aviv and other Jewish areas…