Saturday, September 12

The Impotent, Futile United Nations

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English: Emblem of the United Nations. Color is #d69d36 from the image at (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers. States first established international organizations to cooperate on specific matters. The International Telecommunication Union was founded in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union, and the Universal Postal Union was established in 1874. Both are now United Nations specialized agencies.

In 1899, the International Peace Conference was held in The Hague to elaborate instruments for settling crises peacefully, preventing wars and codifying rules of warfare. It adopted the Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes and established the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which began work in 1902.
The forerunner of the United Nations was the League of Nations, an organization conceived in similar circumstances during the First World War, and established in 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles "to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security." The International Labor Organization was also created under the Treaty of Versailles as an affiliated agency of the League. The League of Nations ceased its activities after failing to prevent the Second World War.
In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. Those delegates deliberated on the basis of proposals worked out by the representatives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States at Dumbarton Oaks, United States in August-October 1944. The Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 by the representatives of the 50 countries. Poland, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later and became one of the original 51 Member States.
The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories. United Nations Day is celebrated on 24 October each year”. (From
When we study the history of the UN, we observe that the idea behind its establishment was a noble one: "to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security." If we examine the UN today, we find that on that score it has failed in the Middle East entirely. It has not promoted peace or security there and with the establishment of the Islamist terror groups Al Qaeda, Jabhat al Nusra, Boko Haram, Hamas (they are not freedom fighters as many of their supporters’ claim), Salafis and Hezbollah (Iran’s proxy terrorist organization) and the most cruel of them all - Daesh (ISIS).
Since the toppling of the regimes of the cruel dictators such as Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya (to name but a few), civil war and anarchy has replaced these evil dictators, while the cruel Bashar al Assad of Syria is still hanging on propped by Russia and Iran, but in practice has lost all his power. All the above mentioned countries are being overtaken by savage, cruel, Islamist organizations that are the height of evil and the old dictators that were overthrown are “angels” in comparison.
The only nation that is fighting the Daesh savages with bravery is the stateless Kurds that Turkey is trying to destroy. The beheadings, genocide (massacre of Yazidis, Christians and Muslims who oppose them), raping of non-Muslim women and trafficking women that are held up to ransom continues without even a squeak of protest from most members of the UN. There are no emergency UN Security Council meetings to form a strategy to combat this savagery committed by extremist Islamist groups rampaging the Middle East and threatening the Arab States as well as Israel.
The majority of UN member states are not even democratic and they are also very anti-Israel. 56 members of the UN are also members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. They call the tune when it comes to voting against Israel and hardly any condemnation of the atrocities committed by Daesh in the Middle East. The result is plain for all to see. The pillage and bloodshed goes on almost unheeded! The resolutions passed against Israel, because of the occupation, are out of all proportion.  Double standards are trademarks of most members of the UN and the energy spent on condemning Israel for “human rights abuses” in the occupied territories is well recorded. The occupation is problematic and needs a solution that is just to all sides. This is an issue that I have written about in the past and I shall not go into that here. What needs to be addressed urgently is the total destruction of Islamist terrorism and Daesh.
DAESH MUST BE ANNIHILATED AND ITS MEMBERS BROUGHT TO TRIAL AND BE HANGED! The UN should be in the forefront of this battle, but it is so impotent and all it does is utter pathetic rhetoric plupperings that nobody heeds because the mainstream members are dictatorships, where human rights are non-existent. “Israel is a danger to world peace, but the Islamist terrorist savages are not” by innuendo and actions according to the Islamist-dominated UN. The western nations, who are members, have no backbone or guts to oppose this domination. They are playing the game of expediency and appeasement of Iran rather than take a stand to safeguard their own interests and culture.
Where are the UN Condemnations of Daesh? Israel bashing instead!

They have created the refugee problem by their spinelessness in not pressuring the UN to form a military force that will oppose Daesh and its ever growing allies. Daesh has never had it so good under UN apathy. The P5+1 will pay the price for their folly. Their energies should have been involved in eradicating Daesh and the Islamist terrorist groups under the UN banner, rather than the pathetic Iran Nuclear Treaty.

It would be prudent at this stage for the US and its allies, including Israel, to leave the UN as it is an impotent, futile organization that gets most of its financial subsidies from the US for doing nothing but carrying out the will of Islamist dictatorships in its passing of resolutions against Israel - a member state, in order to delegitimize it.

Tuesday, September 8

Rosh Hashanah 2015

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English: Symbols of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year: Shofar, apples, honey in glass honey dish, pomegranates, wine, silver kiddush cup (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This article is not a sermon, but just a few thoughts that should be in the reader’s mind about where we are heading and the type of world we are leaving behind as Rosh Hashanah approaches. This Holy Day - The Jewish New Year, is preceded by Selichot - Penitential Prayers which started this year on 5th September.(the Hebrew month of Elul)

This is the time when the observant should be asking themselves where they have erred in their relationship with their neighbors of all creeds. We can be held accountable to ourselves only. We cannot justify our wrongs because our enemies are involved in committing terrorist acts against us and take revenge on innocent people because they are Arabs, or non-Jews as happened during the cruel murder of an innocent Palestinian family in Duma in the occupied territories. There are home-grown fascists in Israel with a warped and hateful ideology that is closer to the ISIS (Daesh) world view than it is to Judaism. Instead of the Islamic Caliphate, they wish to establish a Jewish Kingdom in the Land of Israel where there is no room for non Jews. They may wear the symbols of “holiness” (kippot, tsitsit, peiyot) but they are an insult and a total aberration of Judaism.

These fascists will be reciting selichot prayers and attending services led by hateful rabbis that identify with their evil worldview and are responsible for teaching these fascists their savagery as observant Jews. They and their rabbis are a disgrace to the Jewish People and it is even difficult to define them as Jews when their warped and cruel ideology is barbaric.

The right wing ideologies that embrace the settler movements in the name of religious Zionism must be held responsible for this racist, fascist development in our midst. These “wild weeds” went out of control, mutating into a macabre group called Price Tag and their allies the wild “Hilltop Youth”. These groups carry out terror attacks and vandalism against Palestinians. They burn churches and mosques as well as attempting to destroy dialogue between Jews and Arabs. The latest incident ended in a terrible tragedy, the burning of a Palestinian family to death in Duma and total destruction of their home. There is also the racist Lehava group that is a perverted and hateful. All these extremist fascist groups in Israel are purveyors of hate in the name of keeping the Jews assimilation-free. The King’s Torah is their world view. It is a book that legitimises murder of “goyim” (non-Jews)

The other issue is the refugee problem that is knocking on the doors of Europe and the attitude of the Netanyahu government towards it. The leader of the Zionist Camp in the Knesset and the Opposition Leader, Yitzhak Herzog, has stated that Israel should take in a limited number of Syrian refugees. Naturally Israel cannot open its doors entirely to grant them all asylum. There are many Sudanese and Eritrean refugees in Israel as well and this problem is also far from solution. Israel does not have the resources that Europe has to deal with refugees. It is also a matter of time before Europe will solve this problem, if ever. Herzog is right in contrast to the official attitude of the Netanyahu Government, which is totally against it. In fact the Tanach lays great emphasis on accepting the stranger that is very much part of Judaism.

These are just a few thoughts that we have to consider in the New Year. There is so much strife and hate in the world today. Islamist terrorism in the Middle East that has created a flood of refugees seeking a better life in Europe. In Israel, we have fascist terrorism committed by those who see themselves as “observant” Jews but have no Jewish soul. The plethora of fascist terrorist organizations in Israel is the cancer that we have to cure and this should be our New Year’s resolution.

!שנה טובה לכל עם ישראל

Saturday, September 5

The Refugees flowing into Europe - the Blame?

A human tragedy of massive proportions is flowing into Europe, Syrian, Iraqi, Kurdish, Afghanistan refugees are arriving en masse. The flood of humanity, the likes of which have never occurred since World War 2, is knocking on the doors of Europe in a desperate attempt to seek a better life. They have lived a life of hell in the countries of their origin that is mind-boggling. Their lives are under threat from the warring factions in their countries. Daesh (ISIS), Jabhat al Nusra and other evil Islamist splinter terror groups threaten them on a daily basis. In Nigeria it is the savage, Boko Al Haram.

These unfortunate people were left with no alternative, but to escape from their countries of origin, where they face certain death. If they flee, their chances of survival may be better. It is comparable to jumping off the inferno of the Twin Towers in the USA on 11th September 2001! Desperate people take desperate actions in order to survive. Many boarded boats that are not seaworthy and dangerous to escape. We cannot imagine what these poor people have experienced. It is impossible to remain indifferent to their tragic plight. Many have lost their lives in escape attempts to achieve better lives for themselves and their families. Many unseaworthy boats have capsized en route resulting in thousands drowning.

Devastating image of Syrian boy washed up on Turkish shore show desperation of refugees
We all witnessed a heartrending picture of a three year old boy, who drowned and his body washed ashore on the Turkish coastline of Bodrum. All who saw this photograph was moved by the tragedy that says everything in a nutshell.

Many refugees landed on the Greek Island of Kos. The scenes on this tourist island are tragic. The conditions for them are sub-human. Refugees landed up in Budapest in enormous numbers awaiting trains in their quest to reach Austria and Germany in the hope of beginning a new life. The refugee problem has reached crisis point and the European countries are unable to find a solution.

No country within the EU expected a refugee problem of such massive proportions with which they must deal. Nero (the superpowers) fiddles while the Middle East burns. They have helped Daesh create a refugee problem that is swamping Europe because of their combined apathy. There is also Iran that these powers are appeasing, waiting in the shadows to dominate the Middle East. Time is on the side of Daesh while very little is done.

Let us be honest with ourselves. The blame for this problem lies in the EU, the US, Turkey, China, Russia and the Gulf States. The total apathy of the European countries towards Al Qaeda, Daesh (ISIS), Jabhat Al Nusra, despite the fact that many of these evil Islamist groups operate within their countries to instill hatred from the mosques by evil, racist Imams preaching against Jews, Christians and even against the West that gave them a haven for their hate. They have brainwashed wayward youth to join their ranks and travel to Syria for training in Daesh camps for the purpose of fighting to establish an Islamist Caliphate. The cruelty towards non-Muslims and Muslims, who oppose them is horrendous. Turkey acted as a transit camp for these potential trainees to enter Syria for Daesh recruitment.

Boat Migrants Risk It All for New Life in Europe
It is inexplicable that the US, EU and the Arab States never formed a united military front to confront Daesh in order to annihilate this evil, cruel terrorist militia that threatens not only the Middle East but the whole world. These Daesh savages are arming at a rapid rate unhindered. A well directed carpet bomb dropped on their many exposed convoys should be relatively easy to achieve. All we are getting is an impotent war of attrition that barely tickles these savages or harms their highly motivated resolve at carrying out horrendous acts of cruelty, bloody beheadings as well as horrifying and cruel acts of torture.

Eventually, hordes of refugees will be knocking on Israel’s doors to be granted asylum. Israel has a problem with refugees coming from Darfur in Sudan as well as Eritrea and has been accused of not handling the problem “humanely”. It is questionable whether Europe, faced with a similar problem will be more “humane” bearing in mind that they are wealthier than Israel and have more resources to deal with this tragic problem. Despite this, Israel pundits say that Israel should not accept any refugees from enemy countries as Israel is at war with Syria. What Syria? The Syrian regime under Assad has collapsed and these refugees are not the enemies of Israel. They are the enemies of the savage terrorist Islamist groups that are on the rampage in their countries of origin.  

Israel should consider taking in some of the refugees, especially those whom they treated in hospitals. This will go a long way in improving Israel’s image in the world. It will result in a cry from the Palestinians who will shout “what about Palestinian  refugees who were expelled from Israel in 1948?” The answer to that is not easy. However, many 1948 refugees are no longer alive and it is their descendants, many of whom are dispersed in various countries in the world, have no connection with Palestine, and are citizens of the countries where they live. 

Another very valid point is the refusal of the Gulf States to lend a helping hand to the refugees and grant them asylum. They always seem to avoid the issue with great success and no country in Europe even mentions or criticizes their attitude towards their fellow Arab refugees. They could learn from Israel when it comes to saving their own people from distress and to cease their hypocritical attitude towards the Palestinian refugees of 1948. This crisis is of far greater proportion and their (the oil rich Gulf States) contribution to solving the crisis of their own Arab brothers is close to zero. Much of the blame for the tragic situation is no less on their shoulders as well. 

Sunday, August 9

The Jewish Terrorists - Result of the Occupation?

A Palestinian man inspects a house after it was torched, in Duma, near the West Bank city of Nablus, July 31, 
The blame for the terrible tragedies that have occurred with the burning of a Palestinian home in Duma and the loss of life of of 2 Palestinians, Sa'ad Dawabsheh and his baby son Ali, must be laid at the doorstep of the extremist, right wing religious settlers and their allies in the Israeli Government coalition. They have been engaging in incitement against Palestinians for many years. Instead of outlawing the Jewish Terrorist organizations, the government had acted apologetically over their existence over the years. They were viewed as a group of “wild weeds”, “handful” and “marginal” fringe group of extremists, whose activities were largely overlooked. They are Price Tag, Hill-Top Youth, and Lehava of Benzi Gopstein, the racist organization that claims justification for burning down churches. These groups are fascist hoodlums. Nothing has been done in Israel to ban and outlaw them. Their evil activities were overlooked.

It is the extreme right wing in Israel that is more disposed to carrying out violence against those who are different. This is the result of many years of occupation and the pampering of the settler movements of all shades and colors in the West Bank. These fanatic, religious extremists are building illegal settlements in the occupied territories and are getting services such as electricity and water from the so-called legal regional councils in the area. The finances go through third parties. Does this not throw some light on the cooperation between these “marginal wild weeds” and the settler movements?

The right wing has created a core of die-hard extremist, religious monsters, whose ideology is harmful and destructive to Israel’s existence. This has occurred under their very noses because of their apathy to outlaw these movements under their watch in government. Lehava and Price Tag instigators responsible for so much damage to Palestinian property and the culmination in murder is inexcusable under any circumstances. The handwriting was on the wall for many years and no arrests were made. The reason - lack of evidence bringing the perpetrators to court.

Behind all these terrible crimes are extremist racist rabbis who call the tune amongst their followers. The hate for gays and the violence against them was given the Kosher stamp by these evil “holy” men as well.

The Bayit Hayehudi Party’s Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, wishes to pass a law legalizing the death penalty for terrorists murdering innocent people. According to a report, it will include Jewish terrorists as well as Palestinians.

There is similarity in the ideology of these Jewish terrorists to ISIS (Daesh) if not Hamas. All these organizations wish to destroy Israel. The Jewish Terrorist movements wish to establish a Jewish Halachic State, while ISIS wishes to establish a Caliphate based on Sharia. The former is a by-product of the occupation that went wild. The latter is the result of hate for non-Muslims as well as Muslims, who do not share their world view.

The Jewish terrorism phenomenon in Israel must be exorcised from our society for ever and all links to these evil Satanic groups and their rabbis that justify killing of innocent people must be brought to justice.

Saturday, August 1

Right Wing Jewish Terrorism is on the Rise in Israel

A man shows a picture of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha who died when his family house was set on fire by alleged Jewish extremists

According to witnesses, at roughly 4 A.M. Friday morning 31st July 2015, two masked men arrived at two homes in the village of Duma, not far from the settlement of Migdalim. They sprayed painted graffiti reading "revenge" and "long live the Messiah" in Hebrew, breaking the windows of the homes and throwing two firebombs inside.

One of the two homes was empty at the time, but there was a family in the second: 18-month-old Ali Saad Daobasa, his father Sa'ad, mother Reham, and 4-year-old Ahmed.
Damage to the home of the Dawabsheh family after Friday's arson attack, July 31, 2015. (Credit: AFP)

This group of Jewish terrorists must be brought to justice and given very heavy prison sentences for their ghastly and evil deed. They are in the same mould as Daesh, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. They do not belong in Israel and they are an evil Jewish sect influenced by the worst form of Rabbinical trash on this earth.

These savages exist under the very noses of the  Israeli Police and Security Services in the guise of Price Tag and the ideological branch called Lehava that is legal in Israel. They seem to do as they please and the blame for the increase in Jewish terrorism must seen as their responsibility. These evil, hateful organizations have no place in Israel. They are also sizeable groups within the settler-beyond-the Green Line movements. Nobody seems to know to what extent they are within these occupation settler movements.

The list of Price Tag attacks is on the rise and nobody has been arrested. It does not end there. An Israeli court jailed two brothers from a far-right Jewish group on Wednesday for an arson attack on a Jerusalem school that had been a rare symbol of co-existence.

Shlomo and Nahman Twito were sentenced to 2 years and 2 and 1/2 years in prison respectively for the overnight Nov. 29 attack, in which a classroom at the Hand in Hand school was torched and "Death to Arabs" daubed on a wall in the yard.
No one was hurt in the incident. The sentence that these brothers received for their barbaric act was light. They left the court as if they scored a victory.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett responded to this morning's (Friday) arson attack that murdered a Palestinian baby.

"We are not talking about hatred, and not about a 'price tag.' This is murder," said Bennett. "Arson against a house in Duma and the murder of a baby is a disgusting act of terror that we cannot permit. I urge the security forces to act with determination in order to punish the murderers to the full extent of the law." It is Price Tag that committed murder and arson and are the purveyors of hatred. Note Bennett omitted this fact.

Israeli officials identified Shlomo and Nahman Twito, aged 21 and 19 and residents of a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, as members of the far-right anti-Arab group Lehava, which has disavowed the arson attack.

There is an evil force within the Jewish extremist religious right wing camp that is undermining the rule of law in Israel. It is no use just condemning these Jewish terrorist acts without following up with action to bring them to justice. It appears that the right wing government coalition in Israel is not doing enough to heel in these savages.

The incident in Jerusalem of stabbing of six people in a Gay Pride procession in Jerusalem is another example of a madman under the influence of intolerant rabbinical bigots, who decided to take their hate one step further. It is all part of an extremist, obsessive, fanatic “religious, re-awakening” in Israel.

Yishai Shlissel, the Haredi Stabber who stabbed 6 people at Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem
If action against these extremist Jewish “religious” louts is not taken then we shall witness more of the same.

The demonstrations in Israel against the violence is heartening in that the overwhelming majority of Israelis across the political spectrum expressed their total opposition to the despicable actions of the Jewish terrorists. The extreme nationalistic chauvinism and self righteousness in attitude towards the occupation is part of right wing ideology, which the lunatic right, "religious" fringe has taken a violent step further. 

The Hamas and Allies are using this tragedy to goad the Palestinians to violence. This must be condemned in no uncertain terms. They are far from paragons of virtue and have committed heinous crimes against innocent Israelis and Palestinians resulting in death. 

The onus is on the Israeli Government to meet words with action and find the criminals responsible for this heinous crime against the innocent Palestinian family. It is the right that has to salve their conscience with PM Netanyahu taking the initiative and not only by words.

Thursday, July 30

The New Left Alliance in Israel is Essential for Survival

The left in Israel is fragmenting. In order for it to survive, it must seek a new alliance that can give it a chance to regain power in Israel. The right wing coalition in Israel is moving away from democracy and human values. Even the Netanyahu Coalition is subordinate to the illegal right wing settler movements, who have been raising their ugly heads and establishing wild card settlements on lands that belong to the Palestinians. The latest settler activities go against the law and decisions of the Israeli Courts. They have never had it so good with coalition support.

Meretz Leader, Zahava Gal-on
If the left in Israel is not united it will remain a weak opposition and will strengthen the ruling right wing. Support for Meretz has remained static and is even diminishing. The Israeli electorate has shifted to the right and are cutting off their noses to spite their faces, especially when it comes to socio-economic issues. The Israeli Electorate has many sectors that are becoming more religious. Pension schemes (Kupot Gemel) are in the hands of tycoons of the likes of Yitzhak Tshuva and their greedy capitalistic cartels. These tycoons borrow money from public investments. Whether one likes it or not, if one has solid investments, it is not so solid. Those who invest their savings for retirement must be aware of this. The International Stock Exchange is on the verge of cyclical collapse and this will affect us all whether we like it or not.

Housing prices for young married couples are exorbitant and buying a home is impossible for many. This will not change while piggish capitalism rules the roost and the government runs after tycoons. It is a vicious circle!

All the social services that the citizen is entitled will be less efficient and more expensive. Education under the present Education Minister, Naphtali Bennett, of the extremist Bayit Hayehudi Party, is no paragon of educational values when his party flouts the Israeli Law Courts on decisions that go against the ultra-nationalist settler movements that attempt to build on lands not belonging to them.

The rule of law is wavered when it comes to the right wing settler movements with government coalition support that is unanimous. The heart of the right wing coalition is with the settlers and this means that the taxpayer also has to foot the bill for their folly.

These are just a few examples of the price we pay for a tycoon-friendly government.
Joint List Leader MK, Aymen Oudeh

The Zionist Union is also showing a movement to the center and Meretz is on the verge of collapse. The Meretz Leader, Zahava Gal-On, does smell the coffee and is seeking a new alliance. Peace Now had a convention recently in which many personalities from the center-left, and left attended, including members of the Joint List Party. She realizes that Meretz is doomed to the dustbin of history if there is no true soul searching and strategy to gain support.

A common platform that all parties on the left in Israel could support, despite their wide ideological differences on many issues could be initiated. This new left alliance should downplay the Zionist ideology part and place more emphasis on a common citizenship that both Jewish and non-Jewish Israelis share. A common patriotism shared by all Israel’s citizens for the good of Israel should be an essential plank in this new common platform. It could embrace Meretz, Joint Arab List and even the Zionist Camp. Balad that is part of the Joint List must also comply with a platform for the common good of all Israel’s citizens. It also means an improvement of quality of life and more confidence in Israel’s economy. It will also render the BDS Movement obsolete. This would go a long way in solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and ending the occupation for the good of all Israelis. The static, non-movement towards a solution is bad for both Israel and the Palestinians. Serious negotiations with authority and vision is essential to put an end to this tragic conflict. A new left alliance will have the tools to solve this conflict.

This will facilitate restoring Israel’s image and would also improve Israel’s relations with the moderate neighboring Arab states. It will also form a strong, united bulwark against Daesh and Islamist terrorist movements that threatens all the people of the Middle East. The new Israel can play a pivotal role in achieving this. The economic opportunities for a Middle Eastern Union with an open border policy similar to the EU would be a wonderful goal for which to strive. At this stage it seems altruistic and unachievable. All new solutions are born from dreams.