Ban Ki-Moon Wears Kippah for a Day, Honors Holocaust Victims:
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon wore a kippah in a New York synagogue Saturday to honor Holocaust victims and survivors, one day after he reiterated sharp criticism of a Jewish presence in United Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Ban stated in the synagogue that the Holocaust was "the darkest chapter in history… We can never tolerate anybody who denies the Holocaust" ( INN, 01/23/11).
Abbas: Story of 6 million cremated Jews is propaganda:
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s thesis, "The Other Side: The Secret Relations between Nazism and the Leadership of the Zionist Movement" (Translation by Wiesenthal Center):
"Having more victims meant greater rights and stronger privilege to join the negotiation table for dividing the spoils of war once it was over. However, since Zionism was not a fighting partner -- suffering victims in a battle -- it had no escape but to offer up human beings, under any name, to raise the number of victims, which they could then boast of at the moment of accounting…
It seems that the interest of the Zionist movement...is to inflate this figure so that their gains will be greater. This led them to emphasize this figure in order to gain the solidarity of international public opinion with Zionism. Many scholars have debated the figure of six million and reached stunning conclusions -- fixing the number of Jewish victims at only a few hundred thousand" (Palwatch.org).
Report: Abbas’ Holocaust-Denial Dissertation Widely-Taught in PA:
Research by the Center for Near East Policy Research Center has found that the doctoral dissertation of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas “stars” throughout the Palestinian Authority educational curriculum, and “is the basis for Holocaust studies in the PA.” The doctorate was published as a book in 1984, entitled,"The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism.” It was completed in 1982 at a university in Communist Russia, and was defended at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
It downgrades the number of Holocaust victims to “[possibly] below one million,” and accuses Zionist leaders of encouraging the persecution of Jews.
It also denies that the gas chambers were used to murder Jews, quoting a "scientific study" to that effect by French Holocaust-denier Robert Faurisson (INN, 04/28/11).
Mahmoud Abbas's thesis: Zionists were Nazi allies:
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s thesis, "The Other Side: The Secret Relations between Nazism and the Leadership of the Zionist Movement" (Translation by Wiesenthal Center): "A partnership was established between Hitler's Nazis and the leadership of the Zionist movement... [the Zionists] gave permission to every racist in the world, led by Hitler and the Nazis, to treat Jews as they wish, so long as it guarantees immigration to Palestine." (Palwatch.org).
See also: Holocaust denial and distortion
- Holocaust libels and misappropriation: Libel: Jews committed Holocaust against themselves (Palestinian Media Watch).
Netanyahu attacks Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denial: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brandished at the U.N. on Thursday Nazi-era documents on the extermination of Jews, dramatically rebutting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's denial of the Holocaust.
"Yesterday, the man who called the Holocaust a lie spoke from this podium," Netanyahu said in an address to the U.N. General Assembly. "To those who refused to come and to those who left in protest, I commend you," he said. "But to those who gave this Holocaust denier a hearing, I say on behalf of my people, the Jewish people, and decent people everywhere: Have you no shame? Have you no decency?" (Reuters, Thu, Sep 24 2009).
Netanyahu to Abu Mazen: "You're My Partner for Peace" (INN, 09/02/10). For more on this, see 'Ambassadors of Peace'
Abbas Releases Terrorist, 4 Months After Quadruple Murder:
Four months ago Israelis were shocked by themurder of four Jews (08/31/10) near the town of Beit Chaggai in Judea. The four were shot at close range by Palestinian Authority terrorists. On Thursday, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas decided to release one of the killers. Wael Bitar of Hevron was let out of a PA prison along with five other Hamas terrorists. (INN, 01/06/11).
IDF Nets Five of Six Terrorists Released by PA
UN Will Help Set Israel-Lebanon Sea Borders:
Less than a week after a United Nations spokesman said the international body would stay out of the issue of the maritime border between Israel and Lebanon, the U.N. has reversed itself. U.N. Special coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams told reporters Monday in Beirut the country was entitled to benefit from its natural energy resources. He added that the U.N. would help the country mark its maritime border with Israel as a means of ensuring that Israel did not prevent Lebanon from developing its natural reserves. The statement came in response to a request sent by Lebanon to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, asking him to stop Israel from any further drilling for offshore gas and oil reserves in its northern coastal waters (INN, 01/10/11).
One may wonder, what is the driving force behind such self-contradictory as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, from the United Nations - which are financing ethnic cleansing of the Jewish people and redeeming one of Islamic terror's most important goal - the establishment of a 'Palestinian'-Arab state in Israel, where the 'head of state' is a leader of an Arab extremist group comprised of bloody terrorists? For some people, the yearning for power and making a career is a the need for narcotics among drug addicts.
Norway lambasts Ban Ki-moon:
Norwegian UN ambassador, Mona Juhl, fails Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-general of the UN.
“At a time when the UN and the need for multilateral solutions to global crises is greater than ever, Ban and the United Nations are conspicuous in their absence,” says Juhl.
Political crises are not Ban’s cup of tea either, says Juhl adding that his recent visit to Burma was a clear example of a lack of leadership and inability to deliver on behalf of the UN.
Juhl says that another example of Ban’s weakness was the war in Sri Lanka, where she says Ban was a helpless observer as thousands lost their lives and were driven from their homes (Politiken.dk, 19. Aug. 2009).
Sri Lanka also dumped Norway as peace facilitator after blaming Norway
for putting its national security in danger.
WikiLeaks: Norwegians did not see danger from terrorism:
Norway revels in its role as the ‘moral superpower’ and points to the Oslo Peace Accords as a defining national moment.’ US Ambassador in Oslo K. Whitney wrote among others ”...Despite shooting at Oslo’s synagogue, planning to behead the Israeli ambassador and to attack the Israeli and US embassies, the accused was convicted only of grave vandalism...”
"Norway, and particularly their charismatic FM, has a strong interest in playing a peacemaker role.
With money to spend (it has for years been a leading donor to the Palestinian authority) and open channels to all parties in the conflict, they bring important assets to this role.
However, Norway’s attitudes towards Israel and Hamas also constrain Norwegian diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. Norwegian public and elite opposition to most of Israel´s actions and their view that Israel does not value dialogue is widely reported.
A level of Norwegian sympathy for some Hamas’ positions, hidden behind its broad policy of dialogue with all, should be kept in mind as we engage with Norway on US Middle East priorities (Mediawitty, 1/14/2011).
EXCLUSIV VIDEO: FM Jonas Gahr Stoere had secret talks with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal:
Stoere anwers in an interview with TV 2 Nyhetene first "no" to the question if he had talks with Meshaal. But confronted with what the Hamas-leader says to TV 2, FM Jonas Gahr Stoere wants to break off the interview and start recording over again.
Norway's Contact with Hamas (MFA): "In connection with TV 2's case; Norway and political talks with Hamas; there is a need to clarify following facts:
1. Norway has never recognized Hamas or established relations on a political level with the movement.
(According to International Law it is only states and not governments which are recognized by other states) ..."
Hamas-Fatah Deal Signed, Norway First to Resume Support
Hamas and Fatah officially signed a power-sharing agreement Saturday. Norway became the first country to announce its recognition of the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority unity government. Hamas continues to refuse to recognize Israel or renounce terrorism.
Norway was home to the original back-channel talks between left-wing Israeli politicians and the PLO when it was still illegal to meet with the terror group. Later, Norway hosted the Ill-fated Oslo Accords, which called for and enabled the arming of the Palestinian Authority.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said Saturday that the new PA government is "taking steps toward complying with international demands… Norway will thus, on this basis, re-establish political and economic relations with the Palestinian governmen. We've resumed normal political relations.”
The move is expected to renew some of the foreign aid cut since Hamas won a landslide victory over Fatah in parliamentary elections over a year ago.
Army Radio quoted diplomatic sources saying Spain and Ireland may be next to embrace the new PA government. France has invited PA officials on an official visit and Britain plans on interacting with the government through its non-Hamas members.
Among members of the "Quartet" - the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia - the latter two have responded most positively to the new PA government (INN, 03/17/07).
Norway defends its Palestinian ties to US's Rice: Norway told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday that its recognition of the Palestinian unity government was designed to help diplomacy in the Middle East. Last month Norway became the first Western state to recognize the Islamist Hamas-led Palestinian government -- prompting U.S. and Israeli criticism -- and said it would restore direct budget aid to it as soon as international banking sanctions were relaxed (Reuters, ).
US warned Norway over its relationship with Hamas (The Island, January 23, 2011). Norway claimed it followed UN terror list instead of EU’s to facilitate
Sri Lankan peace process.
(The LTTE is listed as a terrorist organisation by the EU, but not the by the UN). While strongly backing a faltering Norwegian peace initiative in Sri Lanka, the US has been seriously concerned about the Norwegian peace efforts in the Middle East, particularly its relationship with Hamas.
According to a leaked diplomatic cable, originating from US embassy in Oslo in March, 2006, the US has warned Norway against a honeymoon with Hamas, one of the groups categorised by the US and EU as a terrorist organisation.
The then US Ambassador in Oslo, Benson Whitney
, who had been critical about Norway’s position on terrorism, said that a Norwegian decision to follow UN terrorist designation instead of the EU’s meant Norway ‘no longer officially considered Hamas a terrorist organisation.’
? - Increasing Expressions of Genocidal Intent by Hamas Leaders Against the Jews
Jonathan D. Halevi (JCPA, 3 Jan. 2011).
Norway's FM Stoere, was recently in Jordan, PA territories, Israel and Syria. Report: With U.S. help, Israel and Syria moving closer toward
Norway's FM J. Gahr Stoere is in the Middle East:
Stoere is going to participate in political talks in Israel, the 'Palestinian territories, Syria and Jordan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The journey will last until Wednesday next week, and the main goal is to establish a strategy for the final phase for the building of a Palestinian state, with the goal that it will be established in 2011. Stoere will also meet with the political leaders in the region and discuss the political track towards a two-state solution. The journey is also a link in the preparations for the meeting in the group of donor nations for the Palestinians, AHLC, april 13 (Agder Posten, 07. Januar 2011).
Proverbs 28:4 "Those who forsake the Torah praise the wicked, but those who keep the Torah contend with them."
Jordan, Norway discuss Mideast impasse, ties:
Stoere voiced Norway’s appreciation of the Jordanian role in maintaining security and stability in the region and the world, and stressed that Norway supports the peace efforts, which are in the best interest of all countries, andsaid Norway considers Jordan an important moderate player in the region. “For Norway, Jordan is a good entry point to get the analysis on the latest developments in the region regarding the peace process as well as other issues in the interest of the two countries,” he said.
Stoere stressed that 2011 is a crucial year in the Middle East, in light of the ongoing occupation and insecurity in the region, adding that Norway is interested in seeing an end to this situation to make way for a better future and a better life in the region.
“This is particularly important because some key processes are coming to exploration, such as the state building of the Palestinian Authority initiative led by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad,” he said. “We are very committed to taking the support of the donor community to this initiative, which has aimed at a deadline of mid-2011,” Støre noted. He highlighted that confidence by the Palestinian Authority in running a viable and independent state is growing and this must be sustained to provide infrastructure and a state institution when a peace resolution is achieved, which will make their mission easier (Jordan Times).
Study: PA Highly Dependent on Foreign Aid
More than 60% of the Palestinian Authority's GNP comes from the U.S., EU, UN, World Bank and others countries, according to a study by economic analyst Eyal Ofer in cooperation with president of the Financial Immunities consulting firm Adam Roiter. The Palestinian people receive the largest amount of donations worldwide. For every Palestinian citizen, the PA receives an average of $1,000 per year. The data reinforces the claim that there is no Palestinian economy, and that in reality it is almost exclusively supported by the donation industry.
"The donations go toward the entrenchment of government institutions instead of the development of infrastructure, industry, human capital, etc.," explained Roiter. "What we have here is a schnorrer country, without which it does not exist." "The funds go into the pockets of bureaucratic echelons and to the monstrous administrative apparatus that mostly deals with allocation of funds and fundraising." (Ynet News, 01.16.11).
PA Probes Palestinian Officials for Financial Malfeasance
A special commission entrusted with investigating financial corruption in the Palestinian Authority has begun studying cases involving some 80 senior officials including ministers serving in the current PA government, PA Prosecutor-General Ahmed al-Mughni announced. (Jerusalem Post, 10/17/2011
Arab World Won't Donate to Palestinian Authority:
Palestinian Authority representatives, who arrived on Wednesday at the Arab League’s economic summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, came equipped with an armload of financial requests, mainly consisting of requests for donations of tens of millions of dollars aimed at investing in Jerusalem.
However, as it turns out, the Arab world is in no hurry to donate money to the PA: Arab leaders have decided not to transfer any funds to the PA at the moment, and have deferred the decision on this issue to the next economic conference which will take place in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in 2013.
Meanwhile at the same summit,
Arab League secretary-general Amr Moussa warned
that Arab leaders should learn a lesson from the uprising in Tunisia.
“It is on everyone's mind that the Arab self is broken by poverty, unemployment and a general slide in indicators,” he said, calling the events in Tunisia an example of the “big social shocks” that await Arab societies.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak also noted that rising food prices and unemployment could threaten the status quo in Arab nations (INN,
"Occupation" as an Accusation
In June 1967, Israel by the end of the third Arab-Israeli war, had captured in a war of self defense, vast territories from its neighbours, Egypt lost the whole of the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip (the territory of Mandatory Palestine occupied by Egypt during Israel's War of Independence).
Jordan, lost the territory of Mandatory Palestine it had illegally occupied and annexed in 1948-49, in defiance of the UN Security Council - Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. And from Syria, Israel gained the Golan Heigths, from which the Syrian Army had harassed Israel for 19 years.
"International jurists generally draw a distinction between situations of "aggressive conquest" and territorial disputes that arise after a war of self-defense. Former State Department Legal Advisor Stephen Schwebel, who later headed the International Court of Justice in the Hague, wrote in 1970 regarding Israel's case: "Where the prior holder of territory had seized that territory unlawfully, the state which subsequently takes that territory in the lawful exercise of self-defense has, against that prior holder, better title."
Gaza's Economy: How Hamas Stays in Power
- Since Israel's August 2005 withdrawal from Gaza, Hamas has evolved into a well-funded conglomerate. From 2006 to 2010, the funds at the group's disposal grew from $40 million to $540 million. At the same time, Hamas has left the main burden of responsibility for Gaza's 1.6 million residents to others. Much of Gaza's per capita GDP derives from payments by the PA. Thus, the PA and international donors are effectively contributing, if indirectly, to Hamas coffers.
According to Palestinian banking officials, $2 billion per year has been transferred into Gaza via the Palestinian banking system since Hamas' June 2007 military takeover. The PA alone wires an estimated $1.2 billion per year into Gaza banks, much of it as pensions and salaries for the 77,000 employees kept on the payroll even though they are not working. (Jan. 6, 2011, Washington Institute for Near East Policy).
In the past nine years, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza have launched more than 11,000 rockets and mortars at towns in southern Israel.
Fatah adamantly refuses to recognize Israel, and even the Palestinian Authority’s recognition is only for the sake of receiving foreign aid.
VIDEO: Fatah still refuses to recognize Israel, 2009
- When Western countries met last month to pledge billions of dollars in funding to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority, they stressed that Hamas would not receive funding until it recognized Israel.
"I maintain the position of the Hamas and of the Fatah not to recognize Israel, but the [PA] government is required to offer medical treatment, to make education easier.
It's required of the government [to recognize Israel] but not of the Fatah, so that this goverment will be able to offer the necessary assistance, to carry out the necessary reconstruction... This can be dealt with [only] by a government that has relations with the international community, one that is acceptable to the international community, in order that we can work together and benefit from the international community."
Abbas Holds 'Positive' Meeting with Hamas on Unity: Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met Saturday in Ramallah with heads of Hamas in Judea and Samaria for the first time since last year. The meeting was “highly positive,” said Hamas legislator Aziz Dweik.
Abbas stressed in Saturday's meeting that he is not seeking a deal that would permanently reunite the two groups as joint leaders of the PA, as they were in 2006 and 2007. Instead, he said, he hopes for a temporary union that will allow national elections to take place with Gaza residents able to participate.
PA elections have been repeatedly postponed due to the Hamas-Fatah rift, leaving Abbas in office despite the fact that his term ended in 2009. The rift has allowed Abbas to continue receiving international aid. Many countries refuse to give aid to Hamas, which is widely recognized as a terrorist group, but will assist Fatah, which has largely been removed from terror lists due to its leaders' willingness to meet with Israel. (INN, 03/27/11).
Norway not about to recognize Palestinian state': Norway is not on the verge of recognizing a Palestinian state inside the 1967 lines, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said. He said he was not ready to recognize a Palestinian state. He said this would only be a symbolic action and that the efforts now should be concentrated on negotiations that would bring about a “real result” (JPost, 01/10/2011).
Peace negotiator Jonas Gahr Stoere, has recently decided to upgrade the Palestinian representation to Norway. The Palestinian representative will be called the Head of Mission and will have the rank of an ambassador. The decision is based on the fact that the Palestinian Authority has made such progress over the last three years in laying the foundation for a Palestinian state that the World Bank has stated that the PA now is well-positioned for the establishment of a state at any point in the near future. The upgrade can therefore be seen as recognition of the Palestinian Authority’s efforts.
Palestinian representation to Norway already enjoys diplomatic privileges on a par with the representation of other countries to Norway, (although their country doesn't exist), (norway.org.il/News, 22/12/2010). Norway Embassy, Palestine, Dahiat Al Bareed, World Bank Building First Floor, West Bank, Palestine
Iran has the key to peace and stablilty in the ME:
Iran profits as the conflict between Israel, the Palestinians and Lebanon is kept warm, and a peace agreement without Teheran's cooperation is less likely, Norwegian diplomats says.
While the world community first and foremost is concerned about a future nuclear threat from Iran, both Norwegian FM Stoere and other leaders see a more imminent danger: If the political process between the Israel and the Palestinians collapse, Hamas and Hizbullah will be even more pushed towards Iran, which will result in more instability in the area, he says. Norwegian diplomats are attentive to Iran's central role in the game about a future establishment of a Palestinian state (ABCNyheter).
The 'imminent danger' is the nations' indifference. So far, the international community has failed to live up to
written and stated promises
to stop Hezbollah and Hamas from re-arming and in the case of Hamas - carrying out continued attacks against Israel.
Iran Steps Up Arming Hizbullah Against
Jordan FM: Refusal of two-state vision exposes Israel as 'apartheid' state: Jordan FM Nasser Judeh says failure to solve Mideast conflict on basis of the Arab peace initiative would lead to increased tension and instability in the region (Haaretz, 12.01.11).
ISRAEL AS AN 'APARTHEID STATE'?:
PA's Erekat: No Jews Allowed In Palestinian State (ZOA, July 13, 2009).
Abbas: No Jews will be allowed in Palestine: The PA chairman revealed, as he announced clearly that if a Palestinian Authority state is created in Judea and Samaria, no Israeli citizen will be allowed to set foot inside.
The PA chairman also stated that he would block any Jewish soldiers from serving with an international force stationed on PA-controlled land.
"I will never allow a single Israeli to live among us on Palestinian land,” Abbas declared. Israel is home to a sizable proportion of Arab citizens, who have the vote and are represented by Arab parties in the Knesset. (Arab League Tries to Score Points for Abbas, 'Endorses' Talks, INN, 07/29/10).
Shmuel Trigano: The Open Racism Of The Future State Of Palestine:
The Palestinian Authority is building a racist regime based on the principle of establishing an apartheid between a Palestine untainted by Jewish blood and a mixed State of Israel.
Arab Villagers Declare 'Jews Out!' Kochav Segal HaLevi, a Jewish security guard, legally bought a house in the mixed Muslim-Christian Arab village of Ibillin in northern Israel, east of Haifa.
Upon moving in, however, he discovered that the locals are unwilling to let Jews live there. It is a well known fact in Israel that Jews who try to live in Arab villages risk their lives, while Arabs live freely in Jewish neighborhoods (INN, 11/07/10).
Abbas: No Room for Israelis in Palestinian State: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday that when a Palestinian state is established, it would have no Israelis in it. "We have frankly said, and always will say, if there is an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, we won't agree to the presence of one Israeli in it," Abbas said in Ramallah (Jerusalem Post, 12/25/2010).
Dr. Tayseer Al-Tamimi, PA Chief Justice of Religious Court, and Chairman of Supreme Council of Islamic Law:
"Jerusalem is the religious, political and spiritual capital of Palestine - the Jews have no rights to it."
(Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (Fatah), Mar. 2, 2009) (Palwatch.org).
The Expulsion of the Jews from Muslim Countries, 1920-1970: A History of Ongoing Cruelty and Discrimination - Shmuel Trigano (Institute for Global Jewish Affairs).
Future of Tunisian Jews in Doubt: Nissim Taito, director of the World Organization of Tunisian Jews: “The events in Tunisia were surprising even for us. If a democracy results from this coup then all of us will profit - the Jews, the Arabs and the democratic world.
But if G-d forbid Islamists take over, you do not have to be very smart to understand how serious it will be for everyone, especially the Jewish community which is small, but numbers more than 1,500 persons” (INN, 01/18/11).
The Slow Disappearance of Turkey 's Jewish Community: Turkey's Jewish community is one of the few remaining Diaspora communities in a country with a Muslim majority.
Despite its apparent dynamism, its long-term viability is doubtful. The community does not have any influence or play any role worth mentioning in Turkey's cultural, political, or intellectual life.
Furthermore, in recent years the entire community has become the target of much resentment and hostile rhetoric from the country's Islamist and ultranationalist sectors (JCPA).
Norwegian FM Stoere's record attempt for hypocrisy
(Norge I Dag). Norway's Middle East peace negotiator, FM Jonas Gahr Stoere's book 'Making a difference-reflections from a Norwegian Foreign Minister,' reflects his 'Nazi-assosiations' in connection with his visit to Hebron, and the Israeli treatment of the Palestinians (Got nazi-associations in Hebron, ABC Nyheter).
Jonas Gahr Stoere: "Israel has undermined the Palestinian coalition-government" (VG. nett 14.6.2007). (Thereby blaming the Jews for the internal power struggle between Hamas and Fatah). "Israel is partially to blame for the battles in Gaza," Stoere, says (NRK 14.6.2007). In 2009 Jonas Gahr Store also said that Israeli forces deliberately attacked civilian targets (factories, greenhouses and crops) as a part of Israel's strategy (NTB 27.2.2009).
Stoere accuses Israel for breaking International Law
(in defending themselves against terrorist attacks) (ABC Nyheter, 27. Feb. 2009).
'Stoere warns against Jewhatred' visited Synagogue in Oslo (TV2, 06.01.2011). Jonas Gahr Stoere on Norwegian Jews: Not responsible for Israel's policy. "We can not hold groups of people in Norway responsible for what other states do or do not, mean or do not mean." "As I understand it, the Jews in Norway experience that they often are associated with the Middle East and the state of Israel, which is a part of the region." "One thing is policy in the Middle East, an other case is coexistence in Norway." "But we will make clear that we do not make groups belonging - responsible for views to a state or a group outside" (DagenMagazinet, Thu. 6, 2011). Norwegian Jews asking for money for security (Vårt Land, Jan. 7, 2011).
Worried US ambassador: Jewhatred Increase in Norway:
Former ambassador, Benson K. Whitney is worried on behalf of Norway's 1500 Jews. He call attention to Norway's former PM Kåre Willoch, as a 'strident, anti-Israel voice,' reflecting strong antisemitic attitudes among Norwegians. The american embassy in Oslo fears that increasing antisemitism among Norwegians make it difficult for Norway to act as broker in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
In a secret document sent from the American embassy in November last year, ambassador Benson K. Whitney pictures Norway as a country in which antisemitism grows freely - by the help of former politicians. Servants of the Israeli embassy has told us that they consider the increasing antisemitism and the anti-Israel attitude in Norway so consistent that it can undermine Norway's ability to negotiate in the conflict between Palestine and Israel (VG, 15.12.10).
The Truth Can Hurt:
”All these are the tribes of Israel, twelve in all, and this is what their father said when he blessed them. He gave each one his own personal blessing. (Genesis 49:28. ) Not all of Yaakov’s sons received a personal “blessing” from him; in fact Yaakov criticized some of them very strongly. “He gave each one his own personal blessing” therefore refers to what he told each of his sons individually – whether words of blessing or words of reproof.
We generally associate blessing with praise; when we bless someone, we often focus on his positive potential, beseeching God to help him realize that potential to the fullest. The one receiving the blessing is essentially good, although he needs God’s help to bring forth all of his potential. Thus the purpose of a blessing is to help one to improve. If so, pointing out to someone a negative trait that he must work on helps to enable him to change his character for the better. That is a much greater blessing!
(Rabbi Daniel Travis).
"The intensity of the hatred in much of the world today for all that goes by the name of Israel signifies how far the world is from HaShem. But "the people that go in darkness will see great light and those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, light has shone upon them" (Isaiah 9:1, Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum).
Proverbs 6:24 "For a commandment is a candle, and the Torah is light, and disciplining rebukes are the way of life;.." Even when one trusts in God, not everything goes well all the time! When seeking to attain wisdom and serve God, one must understand that suffering is an inevitable part of the pathway (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum). Proverbs 3:11-12 "My son, despise not the chastening of HaShem, neither spurn thou His correction; For whom HaShem loveth He correcteth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth."
Deuteronomy 8:5-10 "And thou shalt consider in thy heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so HaShem thy G-d chasteneth thee. And thou shalt keep the commandments of HaShem thy G-d, to walk in His ways, and to fear Him."
"And He said to man,'Behold, the fear of the Lord is wisdom and shunning evil is (the path to attain) understanding" (Job 28:28, Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 1:7, 9:10, Eccclesiastes 12:13).
"For HaShem thy G-d bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths, springing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. And thou shalt eat and be satisfied, and bless HaShem thy G-d for the good land which He hath given thee."
As Gadhafi "vows to fight to death," vowing to “cleanse Libya house by house” and “die as a martyr,”
Libya Remains on UN Human Rights Panel as It Bombs Civilians:
Libya remains on the United Nations Human Rights Council as it continues to pay mercenaries and use tanks, planes and helicopters to massacre hundreds of protesters (INN, 02/22/11).
Gaddafi's Henchmen Hide Regime's Secrets
Many of Gaddafi's henchmen who helped him hold onto power for 41 years remain at his side guarding the darkest secrets of a brutal regime. These secrets include who was behind the bombings of a Pan Am jumbo jet Dec. 21, 1988, in which 270 people died, the almost identical bombing of a French airliner in 1989, and a 2003 plot to assassinate Crown Prince Abdallah of Saudi Arabia, who is now king (UPI, Feb. 28, 2011).
The upheaval in Libya: In a speech on February 23, President Obama, although reiterating that America “condemns the use of violence,” failed to denounce Qaddafi’s regime by name. This is reminiscent of America’s lack of response to the mass slaughter of the Iranian people by Ayatollah Khomeini during the 1979 Revolution, and to the brutal suppression of Iranians by the same regime following the June 2009 fraudulent elections.
And while we look to our President to denounce acts of violence around the world, it is up to us to ensure that supporters of violent acts and terrorism are not given a platform to speak in our communities (RadicalIslam.org).
Live and Let Die by Nichole Hungerford
(Front Page Magazine, Feb. 26, 2011). With all that is at his disposal to influence the ending of this bloodshed, the president has opted to allow America to stand by silently on the sidelines and watch the massacre unfold.
Iran Blocks Pre-Rally Internet Sites; US: Tehran Running Scared:
The Islamic Republic has praised the Egyptian uprising as being a copy of the Islamic revolution that overthrew the Shah in 1979, but the prospect of new protests in the streets of Tehran have prompted charges of a “double standard” against the government.
Ahmadinejad as recently as last week told Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters, "The Iranian nation is your friend and it is your right to freely choose your path. We will soon see a new Middle East materializing without America and the Zionist regime and there will be no room for world arrogance in it.”
Iran has jammed BBC’s Persian-language television channel and has arrested several foreign journalists. "The recent arrests and effort to block international media outlets underscores the hypocrisy of the Iranian leadership," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. "By announcing that they will not allow opposition protests, the Iranian government has declared illegal for Iranians what it claimed was noble for Egyptians," he added in a statement (INN, 02/13/11).
Iranian Lawmakers Call for Death of Opposition Leaders:
The call came as confrontations between government authorities and protesters inspired by the Tunisia and Egypt revolutions continued to unfold elsewhere in the region, with violent clashes in Bahrain and Yemen.
A day after the most significant street protests in Iran since the end of the 2009 uprising there, members of the Iranian Parliament called on Tuesday for the two most prominent opposition leaders to be prosecuted and sentenced to death for stirring unrest.
During a news conference in Washington, President Obama said he supported the courage of the Iranian demonstrators who were seeking a more representative government, and he criticized the Iranian government’s response to the rallies.
“I find it ironic that you’ve got the Iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in Egypt, when in fact they have acted in direct contrast to what happened in Egypt by gunning down and beating people who were trying to express themselves peacefully in Iran,” he said.
Mr. Obama went on to say: “Real change in these societies is not going to happen because of terrorism. It’s not going to happen because you go around killing innocents. It’s going to happen because people come together and apply moral force to a situation (New York times, Feb. 15, 2011).
Report: Iran Arrests and Jails Opposition Leaders:
“We note with continued astonishment the hypocrisy of the Iranian government” (White House Spokesman Jay Carney (INN, 03/01/11).
This weekend two key Iranian leaders spoke out against the use of violence by other Middle Eastern governments that are also grappling with pro-democracy demonstrations. Iran's leaders regard the protests in other regional countries as signs of Islamic revolutions. "Do not resist the rightful demands of your nations," Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi said Saturday, urging Arab nations to use their weapons to protect their borders from Israel instead of against their own citizens.
"Now that the Muslim nations of the regional countries . . . are demanding independence, freedom and Islamic democracy, the armies of these countries should support such popular movements," the Islamic Republic News Agency quoted the top Iranian commander as saying.
Iran's head of parliament, Ali Larijani, also spoke out Sunday against state-backed violence in the region. "Military and violent crackdown with the people, such as we have seen in some regional countries such as Yemen, Libya and Bahrain, will only make the masses more resolved," Larijani said, according to the semiofficial Iranian Labor News Agency (Security forces quell opposition protests in Tehran, Washington Post, Feb. 21, 2011).
Uprising Returns to Iran; Fate of Opposition Leaders Unknown: Iranian riot police fired tear gas at protesters Tuesday evening as the fate of opposition leaders remains unknown (INN, 03/01/11).
The Obama team over and over again has made the argument that progress on the Palestinian conflict was essential to obtaining the help of the Arab states ("the core issue") in confronting Iran's nuclear threat. We know that this is simply and completely false. The documents show that the Arab states were hounding the administration to take action against Iran (Cable Tells Us: Linkage Was Nonsense, Commentary, 11.29.2010). See
"Ambassadors of Peace"
King Abdullah: Jordan Was Better Off without Peace with Israel
Solving the Palestinian problem is the key to reduce the Iranian nuclear threat. "
King Abdullah of Jordan warned that the status of Jerusalem could blow up into another war. He warned three times that the lack of a new Palestinian Authority state west of the Jordan and failure to settle the status of Jerusalem according to Arab demands could ignite Muslim frustration and anger.
The king also maintained that "Jerusalem specifically engages Jordan because we are the custodians of the Muslim and Christian holy places and this is a flashpoint that goes beyond Jordanian-Israeli relations."
King Abdullah of Jordan, also backed the theory that solving the problem is the key to reducing the Iranian nuclear threat.
"If there are those that are saying that Iran is playing mischief, then I say it is being allowed to play mischief. The platform they use is the injustice of the Palestinians and Jerusalem.So if you start taking those cards off the table, then Iranian influence on the
Mediterranean through Hizbullah and Hamas in Gaza diminishes or becomes non-existent…. By dealing with the core issue, that's when you start taking cards away from the Iranian regime."
He said that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell and American General James Jones all accept his theory (IsraelNationalNews.com). See
Israeli Concessions Will Not Soften Iran, They Will Have the Opposite Effect
(Interview with Minister for Strategic Affairs Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon, Jerusalem Post): There are people who believe that the way to deal with Iran is by solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The widespread conception is that the way to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is by Israeli withdrawals. I believe that this whole idea is wrong at its core. If you solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict, it will not stop or even soften the Islamic jihadists.
The Islamic revolution did not erupt because of us. Al-Qaeda was not created because of us and even Hizbullah did not rise up because of us. The Muslim Brotherhood was also established without connection to us. It was established in 1928 when there wasn't a State of Israel. It was not even a response to Zionism. Therefore, this whole connection is completely superficial.
In addition, the attempt over the last 16 years to solve the conflict with territorial concessions has been proven wrong, since the conflict is not just territorial and over the definition of the borders and size of Israel but rather is about our right to exist.
After Israel left Lebanon, Hizbullah grew stronger. The same happened following the Gaza withdrawal, when we were told that we would achieve quiet since we would neutralize the Palestinians' raison d'etre. Instead, we got a stronger Hamas and a Hamastan in Gaza.
When you withdraw and surrender to the Islamic jihadists, you are essentially providing them with a victory. Therefore, anyone who thinks that Israeli concessions and withdrawals will solve the conflict and will soften the Iranians' position is wrong. It will have the opposite effect.
Mideast Revolutions Spread:
More Hypocrisy Exposed... (Honest Reporting, March 1, 2011).
Israeli Family Brutally Slaughtered, Hamas Celebrates, the World is Silent:
Prime Minister Netanyahu correctly blamed this attack on the atmosphere of incitement that exists within the Palestinian Authority. As recently as last week, A Palestinian
was named after a terrorist.
The Prime Minister also called out the hypocrisy of the International community. " A few of the countries that rushed to condemn Israel at the Security council for building a home in some area are now prevaricating in issuing a harsh condemnation of the murder of babies."
Today Israel is mourning the tragic murder of this young couple and three of their children. Three young orphans are mourning the loss of their parents and siblings. But the UN was quick to denounce
. It is time the world got their priorities right and placed the blame where it belongs (One Jerusalem, 03.13.2011).
From Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s New Year’s Address (1 January 2012): "... At its worst, the Internet enables those holding totalitarian views to speak freely and unchallenged from the dark recesses of the World Wide Web.
We must respond with firmness whenever we encounter this.
We must use knowledge to expose them for what they are.
If we are to take responsibility for the future, we must speak out against extremism. I urge you all to be good digital watchdogs..."
PA Religious Official Publicly Calls for Genocide of Jews:
The principal Palestinian Authority’s religious leader, the Mufti Muhammad Hussein, speaking last week, presented the killing of Jews by Muslims as a religious Islamic goal.
Hussein made the comments at an event celebrating the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, which is headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. He cited the Hadith (Islamic tradition attributed to Muhammad) saying that “the Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews. The Jew will hide behind stones or trees. Then the stones or trees will call: ‘Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him’ (INN, 1/16/2012).
Radicalization: Laws and rulles: "Calls, recruitment and education for terrorism is punishable.
Prevention of terrorism in Norwegian criminal law : The Criminal Code § 147 c about calls, recruitment and education for terrorist acts, complements the obligations of the 2005 convention of the Council of Europe concerning prevention of terrorism.
According to the decision, punished will be the one who in public calls for implementation of a punishable terrorist act or a terror related action.
The sill for when an uttering is public is not high. Among others, an uttering is seen as public, when the proposal happened in a way that makes the utterance suitable to reach a large number of people, for example through the Internet...”
Holocaust was possible because of longlasting propaganda and demonization of the Jewish people, a phenomenom we today find on a large scale - even greater than before Holocaust - and which is promoted and funded by Norway and the USA, among others.
Norway Funding PA Hate Media
Calls in Norway to Freeze Aid to PA
Israel: Norway inciting against us: Foreign Ministry says Norwegian authorities funding anti-Israel film, exhibition, and play.
Norway: We support freedom of expression (Ynet).
See also : Report presented in Norway's Parliament on Norwegian funding of PA hate TV (Oct. 2008, Palwatch.org).
Western Funding: UN, Europe, Norway, USA, World Bank funds terror and hate promotion (Palwatch.org).
UNESCO Stops Funding PA-Hitlerism:
UNESCO has halted its funding of a magazine promoting Hitler as a role model for the PA. It expressed “shock” over the incitement – but only after it was
Palestinian Media Watc
h (PMW) and Arutz Sheva and after the Simon Wiesenthal Center complained.
, a magazine which ostensibly promotes democracy and tolerance, published an article by a ten-year-old Palestinian girl who said that in her dreams, Hitler told her, “Yes. I killed them [the Jews] so you would all know that they are a nation who spreads destruction all over the world” (INN, 12/25/2011).