@PamelaGeller - Geller Report

@PamelaGeller - Geller Report

alt

Author, Columnist, Editor, Publisher of The Geller Report. President of AFDI. Covering news the media won't cover.

Muslims Furious Over Bill That Would Define Israel As Jewish Nation-State
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:30 PM

Of course, Muslim countries can self define as such, but one tiny Jewish state? Bloody outrage. Not to mention the 57 Muslim countries that make up the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the largest world body that largely drives the U.N.

The very existence of Israel is deeply offensive to devout Muslims.

Arabs Furious Over Bill That Would Define Israel As Jewish Nation-State

Joshua Gill, Daily Caller,  July 16, 2018

Arabs and Jews are protesting a bill currently before the Israeli Parliament that would define Israel as a Jewish nation-state, claiming it undermines democracy.

The Israeli Parliament discussed the final draft of the bill Monday, which government officials claim will legally acknowledge Israel’s true character as a Jewish state. Arabs and some Israeli Jews oppose the bill, however, on the grounds that it marginalizes Israel’s Arab minority and undermines the country’s democratic values.

“The main goal is for the ‘Jewish’ element to take precedence over the ‘democratic’ element, to change the balance,” said Amir Fuchs, head of the Israel Democracy Institute’s Defending Democratic Values, according to the Associated Press. “It’s part of a national and nationalistic process.”

Fuchs asserted the bill would not only marginalize minorities in Israel, but would also harm Israel’s relations with the Jewish diaspora and would also limit the power of Israeli courts.

Others criticized particular elements of the bill that would make Hebrew Israel’s official language and that promoted the formation of Jewish-only communities.

“The nationality bill is dangerous. It is threatening what remains of a so-called democracy. It is targeting the Arab minority in Israel,” said Ahmad Tibi, an Arab lawmaker, according to AP.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the bill, saying the individual liberties of all Israelis would be preserved, but that the majority of Israelis support the prospect of a law acknowledging Israel as a Jewish state.

“But the majority also has rights and the majority decides,” he said at a recent event. “The vast majority wants to guarantee the Jewish nature of our country for generations.”

Naftali Bennett, head of the nationalist Jewish Home party, also defended the bill, despite having made compromises to take out some of the bill’s more contentious passages.

“The moment we define that it is the nation-state of the Jewish people, and the Jewish people only, we establish for the courts that this is a constitutional value,” Bennett said, according to AP. “It has practical implications and I think it is a proper law, even if it is full of compromises.”

The Israeli parliament will vote on the bill which, if it passes, will most likely face a challenge from Israel’s Supreme Court.

German newspaper gives women tips on how to survive sexual attacks on cemetery visits
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:08 PM

And a million more migrants en-route. And anyone that opposes these invaders is publicly smeared, mocked, and libeled. Here a German newspaper gives women “tips” to avoid rape when visiting the cemetery. They suggest saying “Nein!” Loudly, but remaining in the formal “Sie” form of address. Going with a friend. Dialing 110. Paying close attention to the mode of escape of the suspect, as well as the direction….

Google translate from Hanauer:

Sexual offense on main cemetery: How to behave properly

  • In Hanau, a woman was sexually harassed on Saturday at the main cemetery in Hanau.Photo: Paul

On Saturday, a woman was sexually harassed in Hanau main cemetery in Hanau. We asked the police what tips they can give to women to protect themselves from such crimes.

Article from 09. July 2018 :

Speak loud and clear the NO. Stay in the courtesy form: “Do not do that! What comes to your mind to harass me here (sexually)? “This is where other graveyard visitors will be aware of you.

  • Ask other graveyard visitors for help! Example: “Hello you in the red sweater, I am being harassed right here (sexually). Please help me! Call the police!”
  • If possible, immediately call the police themselves via Emergency Call 110 or ask other graveyard visitors to assist you.
  • Memorize so many personal characteristics and clothing pieces of the offender, in order to support the police with the search and investigation.
  • Avoid the confrontation with the culprit! Do not put yourself in danger! (You never know in what condition the offender is and how aggressive he can become!)
  • If possible, the cemetery visit can be accompanied by another relative or a friend.
  • Be especially alert when unknown persons approach you!
  • Remember, if possible, escape direction and escape vehicle (bicycle?)

If you still have become a victim, the following applies:

  • Silence only helps the culprit!
  • Refund your complaint! Only then can the offender be punished and further victims protected.

A professional approach to victims of sexual offenses requires empathy and sensitivity. Victims are entitled to professional help in such situations.

For Hanau the victim assistance facility “Hanauer Hilfe eV”, victim and witness consultancy, Salzstraße 11, 63450 Hanau, Tel .: 06181/24871, E-Mail: @hanauer-hilfe.de" target="_blank">kontakt@hanauer-hilfe.de is at @hanauer-hilfe.de" target="_blank">your disposal.

Intel Chair: FBI, DOJ Obstructing Trump Probe in Hope of Dem Takeover in Congress
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:37 PM

The Trump purge of these corrupt, compromised agencies are long overdue.

Intel Chair: FBI, DOJ Obstructing Trump Probe in Hope of Dem Takeover in Congress

Nunes says DOJ, FBI betting on Dems killing probe

By Adam Kredo, Free Beacon, July 17, 2018:

The chair of the House Intelligence Committee accused the FBI and Department of Justice of stonewalling a sprawling investigation into claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia with the hope of running out the clock until the November elections, when they anticipate Democrats will regain control of the House and dissolve an ongoing probe that has uncovered evidence U.S. officials sought to cripple Trump’s campaign.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), in a wide-ranging audio interview with his House colleague Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), accused top officials at the FBI and DOJ of “putting all their chips on the Republicans losing the House” so that their Democratic allies can “shut down” the longstanding Intelligence Committee probe, which has unearthed information disputing claims of collusion in recent months.

Rep. Duffy interviewed Rep. Nunes for an upcoming episode of Duffy’s podcast, “Plaidcast.

Nunes also lashed out at the U.S. media, accusing “90 percent” of reporters covering the Russia probe of being “essentially an arm of the Democratic party,” according to an advance copy of the interview shared with the Washington Free Beacon.

Nunes has been running the Intelligence Committee’s investigation into claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to cement the 2016 election. The committee has unearthed a body of evidence indicating senior officials at the FBI and DOJ worked to take down Trump on behalf of Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton.

“One-hundred percent, they [the FBI and DOJ] are putting all their chips on the Republicans losing the House and all these investigations will shut down,” Nunes told Duffy.

Nunes went on to blast the media for its lack of coverage about Republican findings indicating that senior U.S. officials loyal to the Democratic Party actively worked to open intelligence investigations into the Trump campaign based on a faulty and salacious anti-Trump dossier.

“The media has been horrible on this whole situation,” Nunes said.” What we’ve seen since the election of President Trump has been what’s been going on for a long time, but now you see what I call the 90-10 split.”

“You have 90 percent of the media who are essentially an arm of the Democratic Party,” he said. “Then you’ve got five percent of the media that I believe, for lack of a better term, are right or center right. They don’t necessarily follow the establishment of the Republican National Committee or something like that, but they definitely are conservative.”

“Then you only have five percent of the journalists that are out there that I would say are legitimate,” Nunes said. “That’s a problem in this country when you don’t have a free and fair media.”

The Intelligence Committee’s investigation has dragged on for months with little support from Democrats, who continue to push claims of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

“The DOJ and FBI have actively obstructed a congressional investigation,” Nunes said, explaining that top officials continue to withhold documents that could disclose that both bodies intentionally worked to undermine the Trump campaign by opening secret investigations alleging Russia collusion.

“This is really serious stuff,” Nunes said, criticizing the FBI and DOJ for going to secret U.S. courts with evidence collected in the anti-Trump dossier, originally compiled by Fusion GPS. “They opened up a counter intelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.

Speech v. Harassment: Why We Need the Second Amendment
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:30 PM

“[T]here is a marked difference between speech and harassment,” observes a nationally renowned civil rights advocate, Marion P. Hammer, in her federal lawsuit filed on July 13, 2018. “[T]here are clearly delineated bounds of human decency that no person can cross by using fear, intimidation, and threats of violence to lash out at and try to silence those with whom they disagree.” [C-3]

The civil lawsuit is pursued by Hammer as an individual, however, she “currently serves as the National Rifle Association of America’s (‘NRA’) Florida lobbyist.” [C-1]

WARNING: There is graphic content in the Complaint. Excerpts identified as [C-¶]. Copy courtesy of the Tallahassee Democrat. Search the entire lawsuit here. [4:18-cv-00329-RH-CAS]

Stand up against harassment

“Tragically, online and electronic harassment masquerading as free speech often precede violent attacks upon the harassers’ victims.” [C-28] Therefore, “Hammer files this action to stand up for herself and others.” [C-8]

These concerns are shared by real free speech advocates such as Ben Shapiro; Milo Yiannopoulos; and Pamela Geller: Read her autobiography: “Fatwa – Hunted in America.”

“Defendants have transcended mere criticism and employed threats, harassment, and personal abuse to try to humiliate and intimidate Hammer in a manner that is utterly intolerable in a civilized community.” [C-5] The Complaint identifies four defendants: “Lawrence T. ‘Lol’ Sorensen” of  “Camarillo, California;” “Christopher Risica” of “New London, Connecticut;” as well as “Howard Weiss” and “Patrick Sullivan,” both “whose identity and state of residence are unknown at this time.” [C-first page; as well as C-11 to 14].

Defendants may also include other individuals – “part of a coordinated effort” – “It appears based on the form, content and methods of the communications,” using the “same specific terms and phrases,” including the “the same postcards from various individuals throughout the United States, often mailed from the same location.” [C-15; and fn 3].

Examples of harassment

Following are edited excerpts from the Complaint, ¶39:

“‘Dear Twat. You are a vile c**t. I hope you get to experience a (sic) ammo d**o (sic) … I hope to see [Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President] died of a gun shot wound that took hours of pain before he succumed…’ – Chris Risica (Exhibit 30).”

To Chris: Would you say that in the presence of your mother? Liberals like you, without facts or logical arguments, resort to profanity. Shame on you.

‘I pray everyday that one of these ‘good’ people puts 100 bullets between your eyes so we can celebrate.’ – Howard Weiss (Exhibit 31).”

To Howard, consider: Are you effectively a co-conspirator who “eggs on” an act of violence? Your words are the same as the so-called “hate list” proffered by the Southern Poverty Law Center. But for the SPLC, would the shooter have attacked the Family Research Council? But for liberals’ rhetoric, would the shooter have attacked Congressional Republicans during practice for a baseball game?

‘Can’t you go be a nun like old hags like you used to do in order to get your jollies off of being sadistic to children? It’s perverse that you would rather watch them get killed… F**K YOU … Your enemy for life.’ – Patrick Sullivan (Exhibit 32).”

To Patrick: “Hammer is a 79-year-old grandmother,” who advocates for the Second Amendment to protect all children. [C-1]

Following are edited excerpts from the Complaint, ¶35:

‘you are a leader of a terrorist organization, no different from ISIS or any hostile organization.’ – stephen[]@[].com (Exhibit 18).”

An education for Stephen: ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – seeks a caliphate (worldwide dictatorship) based on the allegedly perfect Muhammad, a self-identified murderer, thief, and pedophile.

The National Rifle Association protects your God-given right of self-defense, and by implication, your right of free speech. As reported by the NRA: “Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to ‘promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,’ according to a magazine editorial written by Church.”

Thanks to the NRA’s training, we have the skills to stop a hostile organization!

‘Blood on your hands… Shame, horror, blood, money, profit, guns and dead children – that’s your legacy. Go find another country to live in, maybe Syria. They have lots of guns and dead people there.’ – korey[]@[].com (Exhibit 26).”

An education for Korey: Islamic dictators prohibit personal weapons. Muhammad used the sword to “persuade:” (a) convert to Islam; or (b) become a second-class citizen and pay Jiyza, a tax; or (c) die.  Make guns illegal in America, according to Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei. CAIR-HAMAS would love that. Gun-free schools are loved by liberals, and terrorists, too, as summarized on the Geller Report.

“In a recent lawsuit filed to challenge the constitutionality of a Florida law imposing age restrictions on gun purchases, two young adults filed a motion to proceed as anonymous plaintiffs based on fears of harassment, intimidation, and potential violence.” [C-45] Read the Complaint.

Legal remedies

The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief and damages: “Hammer is a victim of cyberstalking, harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and intrusion upon seclusion under Florida statutory and common law.” [C-49]

“In addition to violating Section 784.048, Florida Statutes, the above-referenced emails violate several Federal laws, including:” [C-51]

“(a)      18 U.S.C. §875: which prohibits the transmission of any threat to injure the person of another using the Internet;”

“(b)      47 U.S.C. §223: which prohibits the use of a telecommunications device to abuse, threaten, or harass a specific person; and/or”

“(c)      18 U.S.C. §2261A: which prohibits the use of e-mail to harass, intimidate and threaten a person or her immediate family member, or causes, attempts to cause or reasonably expects to cause substantial emotional distress to a person or her immediate family member.” [C-51]

The Golden Rule

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” – Matthew 7:12 (ESV)

If everyone followed the Golden Rule, there would not be a need for guns [or lawyers].

Gerald Lostutter is a Florida licensed attorney, college professor, journalist, and life member of the National Rifle Association. This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult a licensed attorney for advice.

Jordanian MP: “My mother, may Allah have mercy on her, wished to adorn herself with an explosive belt to blow up the Zionists”
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:37 PM

Hoda Atoum is not some wild-eyed fanatic, different from mainstream Jordanians. Statements of this kind are commonplace all over the Islamic world. By contrast, have you ever heard a Jewish or Christian saying that his or her mother’s fondest wish was to kill Muslims? It would be international news. But this? No one will pause long enough from condemning Israel to pay it any attention. Islamic Jew-hatred: it’s in the Quran, and it is taken for granted and even lauded in “moderate” Muslim states such as Jordan. No one should have any illusions about this, but virtually everyone does.

“Video .. Alatom: ‘My mother, may Allah have mercy on her, would like to blow herself up in a group of Zionists,'” JFRA News, July 17, 2018 (Gooogle Translate) (thanks to Adi):

MP Hoda Atoum said at the start of the morning session of the House of Representatives Tuesday: that her mother (may Allah have mercy on her) was hoping to detonate itself with an explosive belt in the middle of a group of Zionists.

Al-Atoum spoke during her speech to respond to the ministerial statement of the government of Dr. Omar Al-Razaz, and later the word Al-Atoum.

In the name of Allah, merciful
Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah
And peace and blessings be upon our master and beloved and Qdutna Muhammad and the companions and companions…

And we ask the government when the media message will match the customs, values, customs and traditions at a time when some of the promoters of the decline have emerged.
And when will the government ban pornographic sites to immunize society from deviation and moral degeneration?

To our military institutions, which we are proud to support, as we are proud of every individual in it, and add a request to its leaders to take care of the Almoratin who are safe on the borders of the homeland, taking all the risks, and burdens.
His country is the president through the honorable presidency
My mother, may Allah have mercy on her, exceeded the age of 80, did not call for obedience to Allah or the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), but only by a single wish that she wished to adorn herself with an explosive belt to blow up the Zionists. We feel the default, it is our first cause and our inscrutable dream and the right that we deliver every drop of blood so care of the sanctities and the details of the Palestinian issue is a priority we do not hesitate to do.
And ask the government to stand on its responsibilities in the file of prisoners, which we see a wonderful son kills our son on our land and delivered them and our sons defend our land and leave our children to the Zionists and despotism.

VIDEOS and PHOTOS: Antisemitic Left Protests Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company at NYC’s Joyce Theatre
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:31 PM

July 10, 2018 – 6:30 pm. Joyce Theatre.Batsheva, The Young Ensemble (scheduled from July 10 to 22). A part of the Israeli government’s Dance Fest Israel 70, supported by the Consulate General of Israel in New York [video link].

So of course, Adalah-NY protested with anti-Israel signs and obnoxious music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.

Thankfully, the NEW JDL NYwas there: On With The Show!

 

The audience arrived as the anti-Semites chanted boycott, boycott; handed out brochures supporting BDS; and proclaimed Israel to be the perpetrator of Muslim/Arab apartheid.

Self-hating Jews, hard-core Lefties … their LIES assaulted those who merely came to attend a dance concert:

The LIES: Apartheid. Racism. Israel. The problem is JUSTICE denied to Muslims in the Holy Land … by ISRAEL.

So glad to see the New JDL-NY there to “Stand Up For Israel.”

From the New JDL- NY: “Once again, American jihadists promoted BDS outside of the Joyce Theater. The rabid anti-Semites will use the Brand Israel program to promote their anti-Israel vitriol and lies.”


“Adalah-NY promotes a movement to delegitimize Israel. We can not be silent where there is hate! We must be visible where there is hate!” 

Afterwards, from New JDL-NY: “Thank you to everyone who came out on this steamy night. One moment that stood out was a mother who came over to us with her three sons (under the age of 12). She is from Israel. She thanked the team in front of her kids. She was so thankful that people were standing up for Israel and that the anti-Israel group was being countered. We make a difference!”

Broadway World also posted this embarrassing article:

“July 9 was the 13th anniversary of the Palestinian boycott call. The protesters support the growing international movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) to pressure Israel to end its human rights abuses. Fifty human rights advocates held a vibrant, musical protest on the sidewalk just outside New York’s Joyce Theater to oppose the opening night performance by the Batsheva Dance Company, a leader in helping the Israeli government to whitewash its violent repression of the Palestinian people.

The dimwits at Bdwy World used the SPLC, the Southern Poverty Law Center, as a SOURCE to demean the New JDL-NY. “A small group of protesters from the anti-Arab hate group the Jewish Defense League (JDL) protested in support of Batsheva, the Joyce Theater and the Israeli government, holding signs saying “Thank God for Trump” and “Punish Gaza.

The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the JDL a “radical organization that preaches a violent form of anti-Arab, Jewish nationalism.” [Bdwy World]

Shame, shame, Broadway World, using the arts to promote Adalah’s hate machine meme-of-the-day: “The arts should be for liberation, not whitewashing colonization!”

Their screed follows: “As Palestinians mark 70 years of dispossession, Batsheva–The Young Ensemble and the Joyce Theater will be celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary.”

“… we call on Batsheva and the Joyce to sever their ties with the Israeli government and refuse to participate in its Brand Israel initiative, which cynically uses the arts to distract from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.”

“…. we’ll let Batsheva and the Joyce Theatre know that the arts should be for liberation, not whitewashing colonization!”

Some history on the origins of Batsheva. It all started with Batsheva de Rothschild

More facts here: Congress Demands State Department Release Secret Report Busting Myth of “Palestinian Refugees”:

All [that Palestinians] can agree on as a community is what they want to destroy, not what they want to build.” [New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman]

There is no age-old Palestinian people. Most so-called Palestinians are relative newcomers to the Land of Israel

Like a mantra, Arabs repeatedly claim that the Palestinians are a native people. The concept of a “Stateless Palestinian people” is not based on fact. It is a fabrication. [The Geller Report]

Part 1 slide show

Part 2 – slide show

Adalah. Boycott. BDS. “In response to a letter from Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel criticizing the Joyce for hosting Batsheva and collaborating with the Israeli government, the Joyce’s Executive Director Linda Shelton wrote that the Joyce would “let the art speak for itself,” and asserted that artists’ work “has the potential to transcend violence and political conflict.” Ms. Shelton did not explain how dance sponsored by and in support of a government that is perpetrating systematic violence could transcend that same violence.”

Part 3 slide show

More info and links: “New York Times Chief Dance Critic Joins Jewish Boycott Anti-Semites Denouncing Israeli Performers”

“In his most recent review, he slammed the performance of Israel’s junior troupe, the Young Ensemble. And he did it in such a way as to make clear to readers that he regarded this group as a sort of example of Israel’s repression of “Palestinian” people.” [the Geller Report]

The New JDL NY says otherwise: DON’T LET AMERICA BECOME LIKE EUROPE; Hamas and its supporters are agents of RACISM, HATE and MURDER; THANK GOD FOR TRUMP!”

APATHY should NEVER be an OPTION.

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

Nearly 600 Pregnant Illegal Aliens Hoping to Have Anchor Babies in U.S. Have Been Detained in Last 5 Months
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:00 PM

Liberals and open border types like to sell the idea that those crossing into America illegally are doing so simply to seek work to support their families at home and not — never, no, never — to take advantage of this country’s entitlement programs.

Yet: Nearly 600 pregnant women have been detained at the border in the last five months.

These women were caught red-handed trying to cross into this country and use their babies as anchors. And the problem’s been ongoing for some time. This, from 2015:

Breitbart has more on the story:

Close to 600 pregnant illegal alien women have been detained by United States Border Patrol and immigration officials in the last five months, newly released numbers reveal.

In a critical Buzzfeed News report of President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials revealed that between December 2017 and April 2018 there have been about 590 pregnant illegal alien women booked into detainment after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

The staggering numbers are buried in a long-form report where pregnant illegal aliens allege abuse at the detention facilities by the Border Patrol and ICE agency.

As Breitbart News has reported, illegal aliens often cross the southern border in hopes of having U.S.-born children to anchor them permanently in the country. In one recent case, a couple with four anchor babies living in Boston, Massachusetts, said they feared being deported.

For this reason, the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are often referred to as “anchor babies,” as they are able to eventually bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. through the process known as “chain migration.” Every two new immigrants to the U.S. brings an estimated seven foreign relatives with them.

As Breitbart News reported, the U.S. is nearly alone in granting citizenship to the children of illegal aliens. For example, the U.S. and Canada are the only two developed nations with birthright citizenship.

There are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. under the age of 18, Breitbart News noted. This estimate does not include the potential millions of anchor babies who are older than 18-years-old, nor does it include the anchor babies who are living overseas with their deported foreign parents.

The 4.5 million anchor babies estimate exceeds the four million American children born every year. In the next decade, the CBO estimates that there will be at least another 600,000 anchor babies born in the U.S., which would put the anchor baby population on track to exceed annual American births—should the U.S. birth rate not increase—by more than one million anchor babies.

Trump has blasted the country’s anchor baby policy—which rewards the children of illegal aliens with U.S. citizenship so long as they are born within the country’s borders.

“If you have a baby on our land, congratulations. That baby is a United States citizen,” Trump said months ago in an interview. “We’re the only one. Now Mexico has very tough policies. They can do whatever they want, which is the way it should be. You’re violating something very sacred. You’re violating a border.”

The birthright citizenship debate was not always partisan, as it currently is, with establishment Republicans and Democrats supporting anchor babies.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) once opposed birthright citizenship, saying in 1993 that “no sane country” would reward illegal aliens with U.S. citizenship for their children.

Proponents of birthright citizenship often claim the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires the policy. The Supreme Court, however, has never explicitly ruled that the children of illegal aliens must be granted automatic citizenship and many legal scholars dispute the idea.

Every year, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration. In 2016, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high of 44 million. By 2023, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the legal and illegal immigrant population of the U.S. will make up nearly 15 percent of the entire U.S. population.

California county denies pulling off Muslima’s hijab in response to “civil rights” suit
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:30 PM

Another islamofauxbic hate crime turns out to be a lie. Most hate crimes against Muslims, in fact, turn out to have been faked — mostly so that Muslims can claim they’re being persecuted and that counter-terror efforts have to end. And the authorities fall for this virtually every time. In this case, the removal of a Muslim suspect’s hijab is a simple matter of identification. No one should have any problem with it — unless, of course, you’re a Muslim victimhood propagandist, looking around for any sign of “islamofauxbia,” and ready to make up “anti-Muslim hate crimes” when none actually occur.

“Ventura County denies pulling off woman’s head-covering in response to civil rights suit,” by Megan Diskin, Ventura County Star, July 11, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

In a response filed Wednesday to a federal lawsuit, the County of Ventura said a local Muslim woman’s head-covering was “gently and respectfully” removed for security reasons while she was in jail custody and denied her allegations it was stripped from her.

Attorneys for the county filed the 13-page document in U.S. District Court as part of its defense in the federal civil rights lawsuit brought forth by Newbury Park resident Jennifer Hyatt. The litigation stems from a Jan. 1, 2017, incident at Ventura County jail in which deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office allegedly violated her constitutional rights by prohibiting her from wearing a head covering.

Hyatt was being booked into the facility on suspicion of domestic violence at the time of the alleged ordeal.

The Conejo Valley woman accuses the law enforcement agency, Sheriff Geoff Dean and deputies involved of causing her “discomfort, humiliation and emotional distress.” The head covering, called a hijab, is used in the Islamic faith to cover certain parts of a woman’s body while in public view so as not to be seen by men who are not members of her immediate family, according to the lawsuit filed in May.

The county states the hijab was not “violently yanked” from Hyatt’s body, as the lawsuit alleges. However, in its response, the county did admit to certain facts, including men being present at times when Hyatt was uncovered. The county also admitted that the head covering was not on her when her booking photo was taken.

“The public existence of this photo continues to haunt Ms. Hyatt,” the lawsuit claims….

UK: “Respected south Wales businessman” founds terror cell accused of jihad attacks in Bangladesh and jihad plot in US
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:00 PM

We are constantly admonished that jihad terror activity is the result of poverty and alienation, as well as a lack of education. Poor Muslims without any opportunities in this world, harassed and discriminated against by the kuffar, and lacking knowledge of the true Religion of Peace, turn to terror out of desperation and as a means to give themselves some occupation and meaning in life. Reality, however, is quite different. Again and again we have seen educated, affluent Muslims engaging in jihad. It is not poverty, lack of opportunity or hardship that creates jihad killers — the common denominator is Islam. It’s the same pattern over and over again. Siful Sujan is further proof of all I have said and refutation of the popular leftist myth that the elites traffic in — that jihadis are poverty-stricken, disaffected, illiterate youths.

It’s the same pattern over and over again. Muslim doctors in Michigan, US naval officers, popular happy Muslim teens in Mississippi, Muslim rappers in Germany, Muslim doctors in Glasgow and Australia, Muslim chemical engineering students in Canada, the UK’s top students at their most elite schools, Muslim herdsmen in Nigeria, Muslim British surgeons, Muslim heart surgeons in Saudi Arabia, university students in Britain, imams in America, Muslim doctors in Australia,Canadian Idol contestants, and so forth – what brings these wildly different people together? Jihad. From the Sahara to the Kalahari, London to Lisbon, Manhattan to Madrid, Bali to Boston, Tiananmen Square to Thailand, Myanmar to Malaysia, Nairobi to Nigeria ….. no matter what the background, upbringing, schooling, wealth or poverty, color, what have you, it doesn’t matter. The understanding of Islam and jihad is the same, and it is the motive, the incitement to this monstrous war on the West and and the East and all points in between.

This is not rocket science. This is reality.

“Terror cell founded in Wales ‘funded Islamic extremists,'” by Wyre Davies, BBC, July 16, 2018 (thanks to RF):

A terrorism network founded in Wales is suspected of a number of attacks in Bangladesh, the BBC can reveal.

The cell was started by respected south Wales businessman Siful Sujan, who had companies based in Cardiff.

The American military said he was a key figure in the so-called Islamic State, before he was killed by a US drone strike in Syria in 2015.

It is now claimed the work of his network continued, led by his brother Ataul Haque, who had lived in Wales.

Haque moved from Wales to Spain, and he was arrested in the town of Merida in September 2017.

The FBI says Sujan’s Welsh company, Ibacstel Electronics, was sending money to the USA to fund plans for a bomb attack there; and it was also buying military-grade equipment which was being sent to Islamic State fighters.

The officer investigating Haque agreed to be interviewed by the BBC on condition of anonymity due to the nature of his work.

“On the face of it Ataul’s business was legal, but the destination of these resources – or at least part of them – were destined to finance ISIS, technologically and financially,” said the officer.

“We estimate that in December of 2015 Ataul Haque sent and co-ordinated a total of $50,000 (£37,691) to Bangladesh. The destination of that money, according to our Bangladeshi colleagues, was specifically “operational”, to carry out attacks.”

Bangladeshi journalist Tasneem Khalil pinpointed Siful Sujan as the man who helped set-up ISIS there.

He said the former Glamorgan University student who lived in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, had recruited up to 50 jihadi fighters in Bangladesh, and helped fund terror attacks.

“Siful Sujan was the architect, or one of the key architects, of the global money moving operation of ISIS. We are actually talking about big sums of money,” said Mr Khalil, who is now living in exile in Sweden.

“There were a number of operations in the second half of 2015 which Bangladeshi intelligence agencies believe were funded by Sujan’s money.”…

Left Has Massive, Hysterical Meltdown Over Trump’s Meeting with Putin
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:30 PM

Yesterday Trump indicated that he believed Putin’s denials of interference in the 2016 election, over the U.S. intelligence agencies that have said that there was interference. The thing is that the only evidence that has ever been produced has been minor — $100K in Facebook ads. Seriously?

Outside influencers and foreign agents have long been welcomed by the Democrat party. George Soros has done more to change elections than any one person or organization in recent memory. How many hundreds of millions has George Soros spent to influence foreign elections? Soros once said that removing President George W. Bush from office in 2004 was the “central focus of my life.”

The left shrugged at the millions in foreign contributions to elect Barack Hussein Obama. I documented thousands in donations. No one cared. Read my book: The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America (Simon & Schuster, 2010).

But now they’re crying treason over Trump not rebuking Putin for $100,000 in Facebook ads, and for the findings of an intelligence community that has clearly been devoted to destroying Trump and removing him from office since the moment he was elected.

And the real question is this: why this left-wing obsession with the Russians? When Stalin and Khrushchev where slaughtering millions and actively working against the US in deeply dangerous ways, the left LOVED them. The left still weeps over the supposed victims of the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was looking for people who were…colluding with the Russians. And Joe McCarthy, a great man, is in their eyes equal to Hitler’s dog.

As for those on the right, such as Newt Gingrich, who are decrying the President over this meeting with Putin, they are on the wrong side of history. Even worse, they’re aiding not just enemies of the President, but of our Republic itself.

“Trump, at Putin’s Side, Questions U.S. Intelligence on 2016 Election,” by Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times, July 16, 2018:

HELSINKI, Finland — President Trump stood next to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday and publicly challenged the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election, wrapping up what he called a “deeply productive” summit meeting with an extraordinary show of trust for a leader accused of attacking American democracy.

In a remarkable news conference, Mr. Trump did not name a single action for which Mr. Putin should be held accountable. Instead, he saved his sharpest criticism for the United States and the special counsel investigation into the election interference, calling it a “ridiculous” probe and a “witch hunt” that has kept the two countries apart.

Mr. Trump even questioned the determinations by his intelligence officials that Russia had meddled in the election.

“They said they think it’s Russia,” Mr. Trump said. “I have President Putin; he just said it’s not Russia,” the president continued, only moments after Mr. Putin conceded that he had wanted Mr. Trump to win the election because of his promises of warmer relations with Moscow.

“I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be” Russia that was responsible for the election hacking, Mr. Trump added. “President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”

The 45-minute news conference offered the spectacle of the American and Russian presidents both pushing back on the notion of Moscow’s election interference, with Mr. Putin demanding evidence of something he said had never been proved, and Mr. Trump appearing to agree.

When asked directly whether he believed Mr. Putin or his own intelligence agencies about the election meddling, Mr. Trump said there were “two thoughts” on the matter: one from American officials like Dan Coats, his director of national intelligence, asserting Russia’s involvement; and one from Mr. Putin dismissing it.

“I have confidence in both parties,” Mr. Trump said.

He then changed the subject, demanding to know why the F.B.I. never examined the hacked computer servers of the Democratic National Committee, and asking about the fate of emails missing from the server of Hillary Clinton, his campaign rival.

“Where are Hillary Clinton’s emails?” Mr. Trump said.

His performance drew howls of protests from Democrats and some Republicans, prompting John O. Brennan, who served as C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, to suggest that the remarks warranted Mr. Trump’s impeachment.

“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors,’” Mr. Brennan wrote on Twitter, calling the president’s behavior “treasonous.” “Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin.”

The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, released a statement saying, “there is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy.”

And within hours, Mr. Coats issued his own strongly worded statement that contained an implicit rebuke of Mr. Trump.

“We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy,” Mr. Coats said. “We will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security.”…

Jewish Leader: Over 40 Percent of Young Germans Don’t Know What Auschwitz Is
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:30 AM

Jewish leaders from around the world recently took part in a World Jewish Congress meeting in Israel and among their discussions was this rather shocking finding — that 40 percent of Germany’s youth have no idea what Auschwitz is or what went forth at this camp.

Talk about the potential for historical revisionism — not to mention the dangers for repeat.

Another shocking finding at this meeting?

That 20 percent of Hungarians are anti-Semitic.

Ynet News has more:

More than 40 percent of young Germans have no idea what Auschwitz is and 20 percent of Hungarians hold anti-Semitic views, Jewish leaders said this week during the annual National Community Directors’ Forum of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) held in Israel.

According to the Jewish leaders, anti-Semitism is on the rise in many parts of Europe not because of the governments’ policy, but because of feelings spreading among different parts of the public.

Robert Ejnes, the executive director of CRIF, an umbrella organization of French Jewish organizations, mentioned the French government’s strong support of the Jewish community.

“Is France an anti-Semitic country? The answer is no,” he said. “Is there anti-Semitism in France? The answer is yes. President (Emmanuel) Macron has declared that anti-Zionism is a new form of anti-Semitism. Former Presidents Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy made strong statements on the matter too.

“We have the strongest legal system to fight anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial,” Ejnes added. “Are the laws always implemented efficiently? That’s a good question. In the past 20 years, 12 people have been murdered in France for being Jews. Anti-Semitic attacks make up 50 percent of hate crimes in the country.

“We have an undemocratic community which keeps growing and voting for extremists. We aren’t attacked merely because we are Jews, but also because of the values we represent. We are very concerned about the forces fighting democracy.”

Daniel Botmann, managing director of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, pointed at the rise of the far right and Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement as the main source of anti-Semitism. That fact, he said, along with the public’s surprising ignorance on Holocaust issues, has prompted the government to take significant steps to curb anti-Semitism.

“More than 40 percent of young Germans don’t know what Auschwitz is. That’s a thought-provoking situation. Good relation with the government are not enough. We have to work from the bottom, in schools, with young people, by holding a dialogue between Jews and non-Jews. We need stable relations with the civil society, because anti-Semitism is not just a Jewish problem. Anti-Semitism is anti-democratic and threatens the entire society, not just Jews.”

Péter Kunos the executive director of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary, noted that recent surveys showed “20 percent of the population in Hungary—in other words, 2 million people—shares strong anti-Semitic sentiments, but the government is making efforts to guarantee that the country’s Jewish population will be able to live securely.”

The comments were made by members of a WJC delegation, which includes some 60 Jewish community directors from 50 countries around the world, as part of the organization’s annual National Community Directors’ Forum.

This is the fifth time the forum convenes at the initiative of WJC CEO Robert Singer, and the first time it convenes in Israel, in honor of the state’s 70th anniversary.

The delegation members are the most senior professional representatives of Jewish communities around the world and they consider this conference the best stage for exchanging knowledge and experience on the representation of their communities in international forums.

Iran’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Khamenei Celebrates Birthday With Genocidal Message for Israel
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:00 AM

Iran’s so-called “supreme leader,” the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, celebrated his birthday by sending out death wishes to Israel via Twitter.

What a guy.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

He wrote, on his 79th birthday, that President Donald Trump’s peace deal would go down in flames and as a result, “the Palestinian nation will stand” and the “fabricated Zionist regime” — meaning Israel — would be wiped from the face of the earth.

The Algemeiner has more:

Visitors to the Twitter feed of Iran’s “supreme leader”on Monday were treated to the incongruous sight of multicolored balloons floating above a series of incendiary anti-Israel tweets.

The celebratory mood on what is normally a rather somber feed marks Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s 79th birthday — which falls on Tuesday, July 17, in the Gregorian calendar.

But as the last balloon disappeared from the screen, so did the jollity — leaving only a thread of threatening messages warning of the Jewish state’s coming destruction.

Denouncing US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” proposal for an Israeli-Palestinian peace as a “satanic, vicious plot,” Khamenei declared, “The turbulent dream that Al-Quds [Jerusalem] would be given to the Zionists will never come true.”

He continued: “The Palestinian nation will stand against it and Muslim nations will back the Palestinian nation, never letting that happen.”

As to his ultimate intentions towards Israel, Khamenei left little to the imagination in a further tweet.

“By God’s grace, the Palestinian nation will certainly gain victory over the enemies and will witness the day when the fabricated Zionist regime will be eradicated,” he vowed.

Khamenei’s birthday rant was excerpted from a speech he delivered in Tehran on Monday to organizers of Iran’s hajj — the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia that faithful Muslims are required to make at least once during their lifetimes.

In the same breath as attacking Israel, Khamenei also turned his ire on the Saudis — an increasingly common linkage among Iran’s leaders anxious about the common strategic interests between Jerusalem and Riyadh that have emerged in recent years.

With the hajj scheduled to begin on Aug. 19, Khamenei fanned tensions with Iran’s Saudi neighbor, asserting that Mecca’s holy sites “belong to all Muslims, not to the rulers of Saudi Arabia.”

Arguing that a “true” hajj must include a “disavowal of the infidels,” Khamenei told the gathered Islamic leaders that the pilgrimage “is the best opportunity and a practical scene to demonstrate the unification of religion and politics.”

Khamenei also called for a fresh investigation into a 2015 crush during the hajj that killed hundreds of pilgrims, blaming the tragedy on the Saudi authorities’ alleged indifference to the safety of the participants.

The defiant tone of Khamenei’s rhetoric has not wavered in the face of mounting pressures on Iran’s regime in the wake of the US decision in June to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. With the US expecting renewed sanctions on Iran to be locked in by November, the Islamic Republic has been convulsed by anti-regime protests in several cities, leading to thousands of arrests.

Protests against Iran’s rulers spilled into neighboring Iraq on Sunday, as two demonstrators were killed and dozens more were wounded by security forces during rallies and marches demanding an end to Iranian interference in Iraq’s national affairs.

In Baghdad, hundreds of protesters closed a highway at the entrance to the Iraqi capital’s northwestern Shula neighborhood, chanting “Iran, out out! Baghdad is free!” and “The people want to overthrow the regime,” the AFP news agency reported.

Long Overdue: Congress Wants Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
Monday, July 16, 2018 8:02 PM

While the Democrats have become the party and the face of the new antisemitism, the Republicans are doing what is right, rational and righteous.

The Golan is  critical to Israel’s security. This key territory could help Israel defend itself from attacks by Iranian forces and others operating in Syria. Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel in the June 1967 war — when the United Arab Republic, Jordan, and Syria attacked the tiny Jewish state.

Iran’s vow to annihilate the Jewish state and the continuing political turmoil in the Muslim world and its accompanying Jew-hatred only reinforce Israel’s need for long-term defensible borders.

Israeli Control of the Golan Heights: High Strategic and Moral Ground for Israel

MAP 1: Northern Israel


Security Needs

The Golan Heights is a sloping plateau, ascending from 300 meters on its west end to 1,000 meters on its east end, and covering a total area
of 1,800 km (695 sq. mi.). The Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee (part of the Syrian-African Rift) mark its western border, the Yarmuk River demarcates its southern perimeter, and the hills along the watershed line and the Rokad River bound it on the east. The 2,814 meter-high Hermon Mountain (partially in Israeli territory) marks the northern boundary of the Heights (see Map 1 and 2). The Hermon provides an excellent vantage point for the entire region – up to Damascus, only some 60 kilometers to the east, and over to the Haifa Bay, on the Mediterranean to the west (see Map 2). The Golan Heights dominate the Jordan River valley, the Israeli Galilee to its west, and the area leading to Damascus to its east.

Map 2: Mount Hermon Overlooks Damascus and Haifa (A North to South Perspective)

Militarily, withdrawal from the Golan Heights would be extremely problematic. Control of this area gives Israel several important advantages, including those that were crucial in repelling the surprise Syrian military onslaught in October 1973, and has enabled Israel to maintain stability along this border. Indeed, despite the absence of a peace treaty, and despite regional tensions that eventually led to violent clashes between Israel and Arab actors, the border between Israel and Syria has remained quiet since 1974. Even the military confrontation between Israeli and Syrian units in 1982, in the Lebanese arena, did not extend to the Golan Heights.

The current border along the watershed line – the hills in the Eastern part of the plateau – is the best defense line against a conventional
military attack from the east. Such an attack must overcome the topographical superiority of the defensive force, as the

terrain requires the attacking side to channel its forces in between the hills. These natural terrain bottlenecks allow a small defending force to repel an attack and bring in reinforcements if needed. In the 1973 October War, the Golan’s topography enabled 177 defending tanks to stop approximately 1,500 Syrian tanks and gave the IDF the critical time to call up and deploy its reserve formations.6 An armored attack can hardly be successful and cannot be sustained for long without taking the hills that Israel presently controls.

No other line on the plateau can confer such defensive advantages as the current border is based on the watershed line and the whole terrain west of this line descends toward the eastern cliffs on the Jordan River. A withdrawal from the Golan would place Israeli troops at its bottom, about 200 meters below sea level, with a very steep gradient toward the plateau at about 300 meters above sea level, making recapturing this territory in a crisis a very complicated military operation (see Topographical Cross-Section on Map 1 and Map 3).

Map 3: The Golan Heights

Control over the Golan Heights enhances the safety of the strategic Haifa Bay area on the Mediterranean Coast by increasing its distance from Syrian positions to almost 90 kilometers. The Bay area is an important industrial hub, houses one of two main Israeli ports, and forms part of the strategically vital triangle, alongside Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, that holds most of the country’s infrastructure and population.

Israeli military presence in the Golan Heights also prevents the formation of an indefensible pocket in the narrow strip (about 7 kilometers wide and 26 kilometers long) of the Upper Galilee, the northernmost part of Israel, an area sandwiched between Hizballah- controlled southern Lebanon and the Golan Heights (see Map 4).

Tens of thousands of Israeli citizens in this “Finger of the Galilee” could be easily disconnected from Israel and taken hostage in the case of a coordinated attack by Syria, if it controlled the Golan, and an Iranian-inspired Hizballah.7 The capacity of this organization to inflict damage upon Israel has grown considerably since the end of the 2006 Lebanon War.

Map 4: “Finger of the Galilee”

Read the rest.

Congress Wants Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

Despite failed bid, hearing will press Trump admin to support Israeli ownership of contested land

By Adam Kredo, Free Beacon, July 15, 2018:

Congress is renewing efforts to press the Trump administration into recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the contested Golan Heights region on Israel’s northern border with Syria, bucking efforts by GOP leadership to kill the effort, according to conversations with lawmakers.

The House’s National Security Subcommittee, led by chairman Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) will hold a hearing Tuesday to examine how recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the territory could bolster U.S. national security efforts to stem the flow of terrorists in the Jewish state and elsewhere in the region by giving the Jewish state unilateral control over the Syrian territory, where Iranian-backed fighters and other jihadists have been spotted since the start of a bloody civil war.

The push to have the Trump administration formally recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the territory comes following a Monday afternoon press conference between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladamir Putin, where the two leaders discussed efforts to decrease tension in Syria.

When DeSantis and other Republicans pushed a congressional resolution recognizing Israeli control over the Golan Heights in May, it was nixed by GOP leadership who were seeking to prevent such a vote on the heels of the Trump administration’s successful effort to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The resolution had won support from Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and others.

DeSantis expressed disappointment at the time in comments to the Free Beacon.

“I don’t know why my Golan Heights amendment was not made in order and thus denied a vote,” DeSantis said. “It was a germane amendment that would have provided the House with a chance to add clarity to the broader U.S. policy vis-a-vis Syria.  How could we even contemplate supporting anything other than the application of Israeli sovereignty to such a strategically significant area, especially given the plethora of malevolent forces that undermine security in the region?”

DeSantis, who will chair Tuesday’s hearing, told the Washington Free Beacon he will not stand down despite opposition by some to formally recognizing Israeli control over the territory, which Israel annexed in 1981.

“U.S. recognition of the Golan Heights is overdue and I hope this hearing demonstrates that the time is right for the Trump administration to do so,” DeSantis told the Free Beacon. “As we’ve seen with the successful relocation of our American embassy to Jerusalem, when the U.S. leads with purpose and conviction good things happen.”

The United States has declined for decades to take a position on the status of this territory, but lawmakers such as DeSantis argue the time is right for this effort, particularly in light of the chaos in Syria and the threat it poses to Israeli and U.S. security assets in the region.

sraeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have supported such efforts and also have requested the Trump administration move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory. Public calls for the recognition increased after the Free Beacon first reported on the now-dead congressional resolution on the matter.

The Tuesday hearing will focus on Iran’s destabilizing efforts in Syria and how it has impacted regional security, according to information viewed by the Free Beacon.

Congressional officials and other supporters argue that U.S. recognition of Israeli control of the Golan Heights could thwart Russia and Iran’s growing influence in Syria and also send a powerful message that the United States sides with the Jewish state’s security interests as regional tensions grow.

The United States, under numerous governments, has assured the Israeli government that it supports Israel’s annexation of the territory, but has declined to go as far as backing a full recognition of sovereignty. The area remains a key territory that could help Israel defend itself from attacks by Iranian forces and others operating in Syria, supporters argue.

Iranian militants who are still operating freely in Syria as they defend embattled President Bashar al-Assad have used the Golan Heights and areas near it to target Israel.

In February, for instance, Israel intercepted an armed Iranian drone that had entered its airspace via Syria.

In May, Iranian forces in Syria fired at least 20 rockets at Israeli military personnel stationed in the Golan Heights, leading the Trump White House to issue public statements supporting Israel’s right to self-defense in the face of such attacks.

Witnesses testifying at the Tuesday hearing include Dore Gold, a veteran Israeli official who most recently served as director general of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2015 to 2016; Michael Doran, a former senior director of the White House’s the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration; Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America; and Eugene Kontorovich, a Northwestern University professor of law who has studied Israel’s legal claims to the Golan Heights.

NY Times: “The papers show these guys were working on nuclear bombs.” Obama lied
Monday, July 16, 2018 5:21 PM

Robert Kelley, a nuclear engineer and former inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency, who commented to the Times, “The papers show these guys were working on nuclear bombs.”

The New York Times is twisting in the wind on this one. But the truth is irrefutable. Like Aristotle said, ‘A is A.’

The NY Times:

…documents appeared to demonstrate that Iran had worked to “systematically assemble everything it needed to produce atomic weapons.’

The Washington Post reported that Iran “was as on the cusp of mastering key bomb-making technologies” when the program ended last decade.

The New York Times refuses to concede the point on Iran (a favorite NY times anti-freedom, anti-women, antisemitic cause, along with “Palestinianism”) — they cling first and foremost to their hard-left agenda.

Worth noting is the remarkable Israel operation to expose the murdering savages in the mullahocracy.

NY Times: Israel ‘torched its way’ to Iranian nuclear secrets

By: World Israel New Staff
In January, Israel used a Mossad-orchestrated operation in Iran to capture over 50,000 pages and 163 compact discs of memos, videos and plans related to Tehran’s nuclear program.
On Sunday, the New York Times revealed new details about the operation that one of its reporters gleaned after viewing key documents from the heist, at the invitation of the Israeli government.
The Times reporter concluded after reviewing the documents that “[d]espite Iranian insistence that its [nuclear] program was for peaceful purposes, the country had worked in the past to systematically assemble everything it needed to produce atomic weapons.”
Back in April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at a similar conclusion in a presentation in which he reviewed the central findings from the trove of evidence.
In addition to viewing the evidence itself, the Times reporter also received details regarding how the Mossad pulled off the daring operation. Specifically, the article explains that the Mossad agents “mov[ed] in on a warehouse in a drab commercial district of Tehran [and] knew exactly how much time they had to disable the alarms, break through two doors, cut through dozens of giant safes and get out of the city with a half-ton of secret materials: six hours and 29 minutes.”
“Once the Iranian custodians arrived, it would be instantly clear that someone had stolen much of the country’s clandestine nuclear archive, documenting years of work on atomic weapons, warhead designs and production plans,” the article explains.
The agents used “torches that burned at least 3,600 degrees, hot enough, as they knew from intelligence collected during the planning of the operation, to cut through the 32 Iranian-made safes,” the Times reports.
While the reporter was provided with these details, the Israeli government refused to reveal how the evidence was removed from Iranian territory, noting, “There was no chase, said Israeli officials, who would not disclose whether the documents left by land, air or sea — though an escape from the coast, just a few hours’ drive from Tehran, appears the least risky.”
The article also quotes a number of experts, including Robert Kelley, a nuclear engineer and former inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency, who commented to the Times, “The papers show these guys were working on nuclear bombs.”
Following Netanyhau’s presentation in April, President Donald Trump announced the US would leave the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, which lifted crippling economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic in exchange for concessions that the deal’s critics argued provided no protection against Iran’s nuclear breakout in the future.
Since signing the deal in 2015, Tehran continued to test intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, in addition to funding and arming terror proxies throughout the region, such as Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Houthis in Yemen.
Muslim convert recruiting jihadis for SUMMER ATTACKS in the cause of Islam
Monday, July 16, 2018 4:59 PM

Here’s to hoping this devout Muslim meets the same fate as the other infamous ‘white widow’  jihad wife – Sally Jones (killed in a US drone strike last year).

On-the-run British terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite known as The White Widow ‘is recruiting suicide bombers to attack Spanish beaches this summer’

  • Samantha Lewthwaite, 34, is the world’s most wanted female terrorist
  • Mother-of-four dubbed ‘White Widow’ due to husband suicide bomber
  • Intelligence shows she recruited dozens of women for terrorist missions
  • Targets are UK, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Canary Islands, Spainish Costas

Samantha Lewthwaite, 34, thought to be behind scores of suicide attacks across Africa and the Middle East

The world’s most wanted female terrorist is recruiting suicide bombers to target holidaymakers this summer.

Samantha Lewthwaite, 34, was dubbed ‘The White Widow’ after her extremist husband killed himself and 26 others in the 2005 London suicide bombings.

Now the mother-of-four, who grew up in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, is trying to gather a team of fanatics to attack popular resorts across the globe.

Intelligence obtained by UK agents shows she has already recruited dozens of women for terrorist missions, including white Islam converts like her.

It is feared Lewthwaite has taught up to 30 terrorists how to make suicide vests and choose locations to detonate them, the Daily Star Sunday report.

Potential targets include the UK, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, the Spanish Costas and the Canary Islands, according to encrypted emails, phone calls and foreign intelligence.

In 2015, 38 people were massacred by an ISIS gang in a mass shooting at the once popular resort of Port El Kantaoui in Tunisia.

Lewthwaite is thought to be behind scores of suicide attacks across Africa and the Middle East.

Holidaymakers look at flowers left at the once popular resort of Port El Kantaoui in Tunisia, where 38 people were massacred in 2015

The beach in Tunisia where an ISIS gang gunned down holidaymakers swimming and sunbathing

She converted to Islam as a teenager and went on to marry Jamaica-born extremist Germaine Lindsay.

Her ‘The White Widow’ nickname came after Lindsay blew himself up on July 7, 2005 during a series of bombings across London which killed 52 people.

Israel said planning measures to restrict Erdogan’s influence in Jerusalem
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:00 PM

After of century of Ataturk — separation of mosque and state — a once-prospering and modern Turkey has been dragged back to stone ages by deeply devout monster Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Islamic Jew-hatred — it’s in the Quran. Erdogan, a vicious anti-semite and former President Obama’s closest friend among world leaders, has based much of his presidency on Islamic Jew-hatred, counting on its popularity in the Muslim country (Mein Kampf has been a number one bestseller in Turkey for years) to secure the popularity of his regime. He has embarked upon the rapid re-islamization of Turkey, which is popular with many Turks outside Istanbul and Ankara despite his war on freedom and his people.

“Israel said planning measures to restrict Erdogan’s influence in Jerusalem,” Times of Israel, July 7, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

Israel is considering restricting the activities of Turkey’s international aid agency in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories in an effort to counter President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s reported efforts to extend his influence in East Jerusalem, Hadashot news reported Saturday.

The National Security Council has drafted possible measures to be taken against the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) that operates in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

According to the report, Israeli intelligence officials believe that TIKA has hosted members of the Islamic Movement at their offices, and that several of its employees transferred funds and information to the Hamas terrorist group.

Among the measures under consideration was imposing a general restriction on all TIKA actives or requiring the agency to obtain individual permits for each project.

Hadashot said Israel’s suspicions of TIKA were intensified by the recent uptick in Erdogan’s anti-Israel rhetoric.

Last month, the Haaretz daily reported that Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the Palestinian Authority were urging Israel to act against Erdogan’s efforts in East Jerusalem.

The report said Turkish Islamic associations in recent years have been sponsoring an increasing number of programs and trips for thousands of local Palestinians, and had a strong influence in the protests around the Temple Mount.

According to the Turkey’s Daily Sabah, TIKA has carried out 400 aid projects that include restoration work on the Dome of the Rock, and a new dorm room for female student’s at Ramallah’s Al-Quds University.

One Israeli official told Haaretz in June that Turkey was attempting to purchase property through government charities, and that the Palestinian Authority was weary of “having another landlord in East Jerusalem.”

Diplomats told the paper that Jordan began expressing concern to Jerusalem over a year ago and accused it of “being asleep at the wheel,” since singing the reconciliation agreement with Turkey in 2016.

Riyadh meanwhile is said to be worried that Erdogan will attempt to use his influence in Jerusalem to claim himself the custodian of the Muslim sites in the city, cementing his increasing authority over the Arab-Muslim world.

Relations between Jerusalem and Ankara imploded in 2010, following an Israeli naval raid on a Turkish ship trying to breach Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The raid, in which IDF commandos were attacked by activists on board, left 10 Turks dead and several soldiers wounded.

In May, relations between Israel and Turkey sank to a fresh low point after expelling each other’s envoys amid an acerbic war of words following deadly clashes on the Gaza Strip border.

Erdogan took to social media to accuse Israel of being “a terror state” that was committing “genocide” against Palestinians….

‘Palestinian’ Man Skates Murder Charge for Stabbing Israeli Woman in Back, Sentenced on Assault
Monday, July 16, 2018 2:00 PM

A “Palestinian” man was just sentenced to 14 years in prison for his 2015 stabbing of an Israeli woman in the back.

But the victim says justice was not done. Why?


Nirit Zamora (L) speaks to reporters inside the Judea Military Court beside her husband ahead of the sentencing of her attacker.

The stabber, Hamza Faiz, was only charged with aggravated assault, not attempted murder.

The Times of Israel has more:

A military court on Monday sentenced a Palestinian man to 14 years in prison for stabbing an Israeli woman in the back at a West Bank junction in 2015.

The case became controversial after the assailant, Hebron resident Hamza Faiz, was charged with aggravated assault and not attempted murder.

In addition to 14 years behind bars, Faiz was also ordered to pay half a million shekels ($137,476) in compensation to the victim.

Haim Bleicher, a lawyer with the right-wing activist group Honenu acting for the victim Nirit Zamora, acknowledged that the sentence was more severe than those typically handed down for aggravated assault.

However, he still asserted that the punishment was insufficient given what he argued was Faiz’s clear intent to kill his client.

“Just seeing the terrorist’s smile when he heard the years of actual imprisonment was to understand the magnitude of the failure and the lack of deterrence,” Bleicher said outside the courtroom.

“I cannot say I feel that justice was served here,” Zamora said. “There was no severe punishment here, nor an unequivocal statement either,” she added.

In its April ruling, the Judea Military Court concluded that it was not possible to prove that Faiz intended to murder Zamora when he knifed her in the back at the Gush Etzion Junction on October 28, 2015.

Zamora survived the incident after being rushed to the hospital with the knife still lodged in her back.

The mother of eight had been in the parking lot of the Rami Levy supermarket when the Palestinian resident of Hebron ran at her while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” He only managed to stab her once from behind because the handle of his knife broke.

The judges used this fact to argue that it was impossible to prove whether Faiz would have stabbed Zamora, a resident of the Beit Haggai settlement, again. They also pointed to the fact that he stabbed her in the back and not in the chest with a relatively short knife (4.7 inches long) to argue that he may have only sought to injure her.

Zamora has since expressed her deep frustration with the military court decision, describing it as a second “stab in the back.”

2 dead, millions in streets: Muslims riot in France after World Cup victory as media calls on France to end its “Islamophobia”
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:00 PM

Major riots broke out in France after its victory in the World Cup. But French media, true to form, are downplaying the extent of the violence (it’s massive) and carefully avoiding any mention of the fact that Muslim migrants are the ones doing the rioting — once again, we’re told that “youths” are rioting. “Youths” is a favored euphemism of the French media for Muslims, just as “Asians” is in the UK.

While there is plenty of coverage of these calls for France to stop being “Islamophobic,” there is little to no coverage of who is behind all the rioting in France. This story is typical: it dwells on the riots, but never notes the large Muslim migrant presence in them. And so nothing will be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

“Calls for France to end xenophobia, Islamophobia as migrant, Muslim players clinch World Cup win,” Daily Sabah, July 15, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

As France clinched its second-ever World Cup win over Croatia thanks to goals by migrants and a Muslim, fans and onlookers quickly pointed out the need for the country to apply its victories on the field to life off the field.

Often in the spotlight for its xenophobic and Islamophobic social policies, France didn’t seem to mind when it came to good footballers, stocking 78.3 percent of its team with immigrants, a third of whom are Muslim. That was the highest percentage among any qualifying team in this year’s World Cup. Immigrants make up 6.8 of France’s overall population.

Of the four goals France scored against Croatia, two were scored by the sons of African immigrants – Paul Pogba, whose parents immigrated from Guinea, and Kylian Mbappe whose mother is Algerian and father is Cameroonian.

Pogba is a practicing Muslim, along with six of his teammates including starting midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Only a third of the World Cup champion team has white-European ancestry, and less than a quarter have French ancestry.

Football fans quickly took to Twitter on Sunday evening to call on France to put an end to its “hypocrisy” and acknowledge the foundational, positive role immigrants and Muslims play in developing its society.

“With France passing all these laws against Islamic practices, let’s not forget it’s these same Muslims players who helped win #WorldCup2018,” one Twitter user wrote.

Other Twitter users called France’s hypocritical policies against migrants and Muslims “shameful” in the light of their celebrated win.

Some called on France to recognize the victory as a much-needed wake-up call for the country to adopt policies upholding the rights and dignity of migrants and Muslims.

“Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup, now deliver them justice,” one user wrote.

Others tweeted phrases including “Immigration makes France stronger,” and “Immigrants get the job done.”…

EU ambassador reprimanded, for second time, for ‘interfering with Israeli legislation’
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:30 PM

The unmitgated gall. The idea that the Jewish state should abdicate its sovereignty to the continent of Jewish genocide. Nor is the Jew-hatred of Europe merely a matter of history: the importation of large numbers of Muslim migrants has brought it to life again, and endangered Jews all over the continent. It is now commonplace for Jews in France and Germany to hide any visible sign that they are Jews before going out in public. If Jewish men are wearing a kippah, they’re likely to be physically attacked. But instead of addressing that, Emanuele Giaufret is lecturing the Jewish state.​

“EU ambassador reprimanded, for second time, for ‘interfering with Israeli legislation,’” by Yossi Lempkowicz, JNS, July 13, 2018 (thanks to Inexion):

(July 13, 2018 / EJP) “It is not enough that the E.U. finances NGOs that strive to undermine the State of Israel and finance illegal construction it is now interfering with Israeli legislation. Apparently, they do not understand that Israel is a sovereign state.”

This was the wording of a press statement issued on Thursday by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office informing that he has instructed the Foreign Ministry Director General to summon the E.U. Ambassador to Israel, Emanuele Giaufret, for a second reprimand, and that “he also intends to take additional steps.”
Subscribe to The JNS Daily Syndicate by email and never miss our top stories

Giaufret appeared at the Foreign Ministry on Friday morning, but no details from the meeting were released.

The diplomatic reprimand follows a  report that the ambassador had lobbied members of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, to vote against a bill being advanced by the Likud-led coalition government to enshrine Israel’s status as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

The European Union is pressuring Israel not to pass the law, claiming one of the clauses is “racist,” and if passed would harm Israel’s international standing.

The so-called “Nationality Bill” would establish the status of the State of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people and the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in its homeland as a unique right for the Jewish people. It would also anchor the symbols of the state, Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Jewish calendar as the country’s official calendar and Hebrew as the official language….

Saudi Arabia: Women Arrested After Running on Stage to Hug a Male Singer During Concert
Monday, July 16, 2018 11:30 AM

A woman who rushed a stage to hug a male singer in Saudi Arabi has been detained and may face charges of harassment. But her real crime, according to the religious authorities who are considering her case, was that she violated strict sharia rules the require segregation between men and women.

Such is the freedom of Islam.

Singer Majid al-Mohandis

What’s even more interesting here is that there were no protests against this crown prince of Saudi Arabia when he was welcomed with open arms in the United Kingdom. Talk about hypocrisy. These same United Kingdom political players who hate President Donald Trump with such venom and call him a misogynist and racist are curiously OK with a country that arrests women for hugging men.

From MSN:

A woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after running on stage to hug a male singer during a concert, according to reports.

Majid al-Mohandis was performing at a festival in the western city of Taif when the woman darted on to the stage.

Videos posted online showed her holding on to Mr Mohandis while security staff tried to pull her off him.

Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to mix in public with men who are unrelated to them.

Mr Mohandis, whose website says is “the prince of Arab singing”, has not commented on the incident. The Iraqi-born singer, who also has Saudi citizenship, continued to perform after the incident.

A public prosecutor will now consider harassment charges against the woman, police told Okaz, a leading Saudi newspaper, and Efe news agency.

The country has strict morality laws regarding alcohol prohibition, modest clothing and gender segregation.

Restrictions that had long been placed on women attending public events in the kingdom have been relaxed in the past year under a series of reforms by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

‘I can’t believe I’m driving in Saudi Arabia’
In pictures: Saudi driving lessons for women
Vision 2030, unveiled last year, aims to increase household spending on cultural and entertainment activities in the oil-dependent kingdom from 2.9% to 6% by 2030.

Women were allowed to attend a concert and a football match for the first time on the same weekend, and the kingdom also hosted its first concert by a female singer, Lebanese star Hiba Tawaji, in December. Women were also allowed to drive from last month.

But significant restrictions remain in place and women still have to adhere to strict dress codes. The unnamed women seen hugging Mr Mohandis was wearing a niqab, a headdress that shows only the eyes.