Archive for June, 2007

The Anti-Terror Campaign That Succeeded

by Steven Plaut
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Courtesy of The Jewish Press

After their military defeat by regular forces, the occupied population produced terrorists who engaged in bombings, sniping, poisonings, and other attacks on occupation forces and on the civilian population. They operated as irregulars in small terror units, armed with automatic weapons and bazookas.

Women and minors as young as eight participated in the terror attacks. They attempted to build weapons of mass destruction, using chemical poisons. They assassinated officials of the occupation regime. They had a special obsession with torturing and murdering “collaborators.” They murdered hundreds of civilians, while thousands of the terrorists themselves were killed by the occupation armed forces. The occupiers responded to terror with brutality and force, sometimes using collective punishment.

The above does not refer to or describe the anti-American and anti-British terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. » Continue reading “The Anti-Terror Campaign That Succeeded”

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Public Opinion and Democratic Despotism

Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, June 25, 2007.

A waggish commentator defined opinion polls as foolish persons asking stupid questions of ignorant people. Nevertheless, it's commonly believed that a country is democratic if public opinion more or less influences the government's laws and policies. But what in all seriousness is “public opinion”?

A democracy can manifest four types of public opinion. I shall relate each type to Israel to see whether Israel is really a democracy, as its ruling elites would have us believe.

The first and most familiar type of public opinion is “media-generated” or “statistical” public opinion. » Continue reading “Public Opinion and Democratic Despotism”

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To Liberate Gilad Shalit

It has been suggested that Israel’s government issue the following ultimatum to Hamas:

Return Gilad Shalit unharmed to Israel or we shall cease supplying Gaza with fuel and electricity.

This suggestion should be carefully weighed vis-a-vis current efforts to obtain Shalit’s release. » Continue reading “To Liberate Gilad Shalit”

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The War Against Judaism: Its Underlying Significance

A war is being waged against Judaism. The war is being fought on many fronts and by different enemies. By far the most dangerous enemy is the government of Israel, notwithstanding the participation in the government of one or another religious party. In fact, even the religious parties are untrustworthy. Having facilitated the Oslo Agreement and Disengagement, they have helped their secular counterparts in stripping Israel of Jewish land.

Israel's government employs many weapons in its war against Judaism. » Continue reading “The War Against Judaism: Its Underlying Significance”

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Star Spangled Banner

In view of (1) the multiculturalism sweeping across the United States, (2) the spate of atheistic books now being published in that country; (3) the anti-Americanism propagated by many universities and many mosques, copies of this article should be disseminated as widely as possible, especially to: the judges of the United States Supreme Court, members of Congress, university presidents, and prominent immigrant organizations.

All Four Stanzas

by Isaac Asimov, March 1991
Courtesy of the Pure Water Gazette

I have a weakness — I am crazy, absolutely nuts, about our national anthem.

The words are difficult and the tune is almost impossible, but frequently when I'm taking a shower I sing it with as much power and emotion as I can. It shakes me up every time. » Continue reading “Star Spangled Banner”

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An Interview with Benjamin Netanyahu

Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, June 18, 2007.

On June 6, 2007, Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu was interviewed by Victoria Vexelman of the Russian Channel-7. I have an English rendering of excerpts of that interview and will comment on Netanyahu’s stated position on key issues.

Vexelman asked Netanyahu: “What is your attitude to the idea of a law to extend Israel’s sovereignty on those territories where there is no Arab population?”1 [Vexelman apparently has in mind Israeli annexation of those areas of Judea and Samaria where Jewish communities are located, as well as those areas of Judea and Samaria where neither Jews nor Arabs are located. Jewish sovereignty over these areas would preclude the establishment of a Palestinian state.] » Continue reading “An Interview with Benjamin Netanyahu”

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A General Policy Statement and Political Analysis

1. The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy is an independent, non-profit, educational institution. Its primary goal is to promote Constitutional Democracy in Israel. The Foundation has drafted a Constitution for this purpose.

2. The Foundation’s first practical objective is to empower the people by making legislators individually accountable to the voters in regional or multidistrict elections.

3. The Foundation’s constitutional method of analysis reveals how the flaws inherent in Israel’s political and judicial institutions render it virtually impossible to solve Israel’s domestic and international problems. » Continue reading “A General Policy Statement and Political Analysis”

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Discomfiting Questions

Interviewed last week in The Jerusalem Post, left-wing Professor of Law Uriel Reichman said that Israel’s system of government is seriously flawed.

Left-wing Political Scientist Naomi Chazan said as much of the system in the same newspaper.

Question 1: Is it not strange that two eminent leftists should affirm what the present writer, reputedly a “right-winger,” has been saying for two decades? » Continue reading “Discomfiting Questions”

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On Revolution

[December 10, 1994—updated June 16, 2007]

A respected political scientist has said that a revolution would have erupted in any Third World country had its people suffered what the people of Israel have suffered under the Rabin (now read the Sharon or Olmert) government: deceit, betrayal, Jewish bloodshed, humiliation:

  • Releasing and arming thousands of Arab terrorists

  • Exercising self-restraint while Arab terrorists murdered 1,500 Jews

  • Expelling 10,000 Jews from their homes in Gaza and northern Samaria

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What Really Happened in the Middle East

Courtesy of FrontPageMagazine.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center is releasing a 10-minute flash video, “What Really Happened In The Middle East”, that restores reality to the Israeli-Arab conflict, as a fifty-year war by Arab Muslims to reverse what they refer to as the Nahkba—the catastrophe of Israel’s birth as a nation. » Continue reading “What Really Happened in the Middle East”

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