Archive for November, 2006

The Patriarchs: A Brief Sketch

It is no accident that Israel has only three Patriarchs. Each Patriarch personifies a qualitative law of existence. Abraham is the paradigm of Hesed  or Graciousness. Abraham's graciousness toward his fellow men stems from his intellectual love of God—intellectual because he understood that the universe and life itself could not exist were it not for the Hesed  of the Creator. Hesed  is a profound love of life, which logically requires caring for others. By virtue of his Hesed  and love of God, Abraham is the wellspring of ethical monotheism.

Although Hesed  involves concern for the good of others, it is not to be confused with selflessness. » Continue reading “The Patriarchs: A Brief Sketch”

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Exposed: The Extremist Agenda

A must-see video on Islamic hatred.

Caution: although there are “Muslim moderates,” they do not represent mainstream Islam. It is a dangerous mistake to regard of “Islamic extremists” as just a fringe group that has hijacked Islam.

Robert Spencer, in The Truth About Muhammad (2006), documents original Islamic texts showing that what is called “Islamism” or “political Islam” is Islam per se. Lastly: There are perhaps as many as 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. Daniel Pipes estimates that 10-15% support the jihadist agenda of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” That amounts to 150 to 225 million Muslims. Robert Spencer, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (2005) cites reports indicating that more than 50% of the world's Muslim population support jihad. » Continue reading “Exposed: The Extremist Agenda”

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Paganism, Islamic Style

The term “Western civilization” implies a multiplicity of civilizations. This was not the attitude of Europeans prior to the 18th century. There was but one authentic civilization—Europe—based primarily on Biblical, Greek, and Roman sources. Cultural relativists reject this “ethnocentric arrogance.”

Thanks to these cultural relativists, who reject the idea that one culture may be superior to another, the term “culture” has lost all meaning. » Continue reading “Paganism, Islamic Style”

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A Review of Betrayal

Must read.

France attemps to reverse defeat at Battle of Waterloo

Courtesy of Israpundit

The World as Seen Along the Seine

[A review of “Betrayal”]

How is it that France, the first country in Europe to grant Jews equal rights as individuals, has come to be seen as a place less and less hospitable to Jews and, more particularly, a place hostile to Zionism, the project to emancipate Jews as a people? Why has France, which voted for the creation of Israel at the United Nations in 1947, shown such marked unfriendliness ever since, except for a brief period in the late 1950's and early 1960's? According to “Betrayal,” by the British writer David Pryce-Jones, the main villain is the Quai d’Orsay, the French ministry of foreign affairs.

Mr. Pryce-Jones’s primary sources are the archives of the Quai itself. » Continue reading “A Review of Betrayal

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The Nature of the Enemy: A Warning to Israel

Before discussing the nature of the enemy, I want to say a few words about the mentality of the present age. In reaction to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the U.S. placed 114,000 Japanese—many American-born—in detention camps. In reaction to the Muslim attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the U.S. refrained from using “ethnic profiling” at its airports!

In World War II America was a nation in arms. Movie stars enlisted in the army, and Hollywood produced movies exposing the evil of Nazi Germany. Today America is confronted by a greater evil, yet anti-war sentiment prevailed in the U.S. mid-term elections. The significance of 9/11 is virtually unknown. » Continue reading “The Nature of the Enemy: A Warning to Israel”

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A Dialogue on Revolution

American: You Israelis never cease to amaze me. Since Oslo you have suffered more than 10,000 casualties—Jewish men, women, and children killed, wounded and maimed for life. Yet you do nothing. Your government expelled 10,000 Jews from their homes in Gaza and northern Samaria and turned this land over to your enemies, yet you do nothing. Kassam missiles fall on Sderot and Ashkelon, and still you do nothing! Why haven’t you people rebelled and thrown your cowardly government out?

Israeli: Just a minute. » Continue reading “A Dialogue on Revolution”

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Time for Regime Change

1) The people of Israel know that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is incompetent, that he not only tolerates missile attacks on Sderot, but also enormous arms shipments to terrorists in Gaza. The people also know, or have reason to believe, that Olmert should be indicted for various criminal offenses.

2) The people know that Amir Peretz is not qualified to be Israel’s Defense Minister.

3) The people know » Continue reading “Time for Regime Change”

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Sleeping With the Devil

This article is based on Robert Baer’s book Sleeping With The Devil (2003). Baer was a case officer for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1976 to 1997. His overseas assignments included stints in Iraq and Beirut. Baer, who is fluent in Arabic, handled agents that infiltrated Hezbollah, Fatah, and al-Qaeda.

Sleeping With The Devil is a partly (CIA-) censored account of how the United States, or rather Washington, D.C., has been cohabiting with Saudi Arabia for decades under both Democratic and Republican administrations. Let’s understand why. » Continue reading “Sleeping With the Devil”

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The Mediacracy

If the success of democracy depends on a well-informed public, then democracy today is an abysmal failure, thanks largely to the “mediacracy.”

The mediacracy consists of those who dominate the media, namely, Libertarians, Internationalists, Egalitarians, and (moral) Relativists. I shall refer to them by ther acronym, LIERs.

A favorite pastime of the LIERs is Israel-bashing. » Continue reading “The Mediacracy”

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The Impossibility of Secular Zionism

From time to time we hear that secular Zionism is dead. Actually, secular Zionism was always a logical impossibility—as contradictory as atheism and theism. Let’s define our terms.

Secularism is the tendency of man to assert the autonomy of his own will or reason vis- -vis any deity. » Continue reading “The Impossibility of Secular Zionism”

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