Showing posts from May, 2005


10 Things I Did Today

1. Ate a slice of blueberry pie 2. Wrote my autobiography on the back of a postage stamp 3. Calculated the coefficent of X, Y, Z and Calcutta 4. Defied a union boycott 5. Communicated with the dead 6. Ate another slice of blueberry pie 7. Offered the dead some blueberry pie 8. Convinced the dead to devour the union boycotters in exchange for blueberry pie 9. Wrote a Dear Abby letter to Dear Sally 10. Transcended this mundane existance and explored higher realms of thought on the A Train

President Bush Welcomes Terrorism to the White House

We go live to the White House for this historic event PRESIDENT BUSH: Thank you. Mr. President, it is my honor to welcome the democratically elected leader of the Palestinian people to the White House. ( It is an honor to disgrace the White House by inviting a top terrorist to the White House, truly another great day in American history ) We meet at a time when a great achievement of history is within reach, the creation of a peaceful, democratic Palestinian state. ( to be followed shortly by the sovereign state of Candyland in which everyone will play in jello fountains and eat twizzlers all day ) President Abbas is seeking that goal by rejecting violence ( and all the PA radio and tv broadcasts praising suicide bombers testify to his rejection of violence ) I believe the Palestinian people are fully capable of justly governing themselves, in peace with their neighbors. ( I believe the moon is made of green cheese, this is a more credible belief since it is more lik

Terrorists given second chance to kill Jews

For the terrorist who didn't get it right the first time, Sharon will be offering a second chance by releasing 400 palestinian arab terrorists, many of them charged with attempted murder. This time they'll have the chance to successfully get it right. They will however be forced to sign a paper promising to be terrorists anymore; an agreement they'll no doubt abide by. Meanwhile two more 13 year old girls were jailed for blocking roads to protest the forced expulsion of Jews from Gaza.

War on Terror to be renamed War on Violent Extremism

No it's not satire, it's actual Bush administration policy . The War on Terror will now become the 'War on Violent Extremism' which presumabely includes the KKK, the WWF and angry drunks who argue over politics in bars. If anyone needed a better demonstration of the watering down of America's fight against Terrorism, it's that we're no longer to be even using the world 'Terror' anymore. Of course we were never using the word 'arab terrorism' to begin with so it's no wonder we were pulling 7 year olds and medal of honor winners out of line at the airport instead of arabs and muslims. Now presumabely law enforcement officials will no longer be told to look for terrorists, but 'violent extremists' "A senior US official told the Post that, while the use of the phrase global war on terrorism “is catchy, there may be a better way to describe it”. “What we really want now is a strategic approach to defeat violent extremism,” the off

JFK made Oliver Stone drive drunk!

Reports that director, leftist and lunatic Oliver Stone was arrested driving drunk and with drugs in his car is clearly a plot by the Cuban mafia to discredit his pursuit of the real assasins of JFK. It has been confirmed that a team of CIA/Mossad agents were hiding in his glove compartment and that the booze was actually fired into his mouth by a marine trained sniper who had defected to the USSR. More on this story as he turns it into a movie.

The enemy in vanquished, the children play

Jewish children in the settlements drive past a destroyed Palestinian Arab house, from which shots were once fired, in safety now that it has been cleared out. From here gunmen lurked waiting to kill, with them gone there is a measure of peace and children play. So it is with the War on Terror, peace can only come with the destruction of the terrorists.

If I were Tagged, I'd still be Tagged

Since CosmicX has tagged me now five questions I must answer and answer them I shall If I could be a scientist…I would finally once and for all finish Einstein's work and demonstrate that quantum physics is an obvious fraud composed of nonsense and moonbeams and then invent artificial gravity so I'd never have to use public transportation again. If I could be a farmer…I would grow a mutant crop of truth apples laced with truth serum that would force everyone who ate them to speak the truth thus finally bringing truth to the world. If I could be a musician…I would use my musical abilities for good and influence people by composing a lyrical and moving song calling for the trial and execution of every DJ who plays a hit song more than three times a day. If I could be a chef…I'd weigh six hundred pounds with my chef's hat. If I could be a world famous blogger…I'd have other people to actually tag.

The PsyOps War Against Israel

"Various Arab armed forces these past decades have resorted to military means to eliminate Israel from the world's map. All have failed. More than that, the wars each time strengthened Israel, and the Arabs have thus achieved the very opposite of their ambitions. This opens the way to the alternative approach of psychological warfare, a familiar element in all modern wars. PW, in the shorthand the experts use, mobilizes allies and undermines enemies. What is required is a master idea, and people to propagandize in words clever enough for the general public to accept it as the truth. The master idea in this case is simplicity itself: Jewish nationalism, or Zionism, is an absolute evil, Palestinian nationalism is an absolute virtue. To establish this, the Jews must be shown to be wicked and wrong in every matter great and small, so that the Palestinians appear victims through no fault of their own, innocent people in special need of redress and rescue. With skill and persistence

How Muslims enslave non-Muslim girls to Islam

A disturbing but interesting article on by a former Muslim 'missionary' describing the priority they placed on bringing non-Muslim girls to Islam by any means necessary. Though some of the devotional Christian material is a bit too much, it's a horrifying glimpse into the ruthlessness and evil of the tactics of the enemies of human civilization. "The goal of these (proselytizing) groups was to convert Egypt into an Islamic state over a period of 50 years. Members of the royal Saudi family, who were related to the Wahabi movement and oil princes from the Gulf, financed this plan. Money was spent lavishly to seduce Christian women and girls any way possible. The cost in the seventies and early eighties was about five thousand Egyptian pounds for the entrapment of each girl. The money was split so that the Muslim man who lured the Christian woman into conversion received half and the members of the police and collaborating associations would recei

Tiny Majority of Extremists Hijack Nazism

Western regional district Neo-Nazi leader Ulf Heinermann called a news conference today to denounce the news media for its negative portrayal of Nazis and Nazism. "The largest part of Nazis are good god fearing peaceful people who seek nothing more than to be able to get along with their neighbors and be respected for their way of life," Ulf said, "nevertheless the media pays the most attention to a tiny minority of extremists who have hijacked Nazism and portrayed Nazis as brutal warmongering peoples. Like our Muslim friends, we too have been targeted and slandered for our beliefs by a vast Jewish conspiracy and we seek to receive our fair share of sympathy and ACLU defense lawyers as they have."

Yated reports how much Shinui got

"NEWS:Shinui to Receive NIS 625 Million for Supporting the Budget," the headline at Yated reads but missing is the information how much religious parties have gotten for supporting the budget and joining the government and supporting the forcible deportation of Jews from Aza and Yehuda and Shomron. Funny how they overlooked that little detail.

I am Numero Uno for 'Satmar Al Jazeera'

I am proudly the first search result for 'Satmar Al Jazeera' on google with my blogging aims accomplished I could almost retire if it wasn't for the burgers Matt keeps sending me

60 Minutes II DOA

60 Minutes II or 60 Minutes lite, the attempted spinoff of 60 Minutes helmed by a grim faced marine haircutted Dan Rather was crippled sadly when its Kerry activists posing as producers and reporters attempted to run a false report before the election about George W. Bush accusing him of desertion based on forged documents printed up in Microsoft Word. Dan Rather has since gone on to other things, mainly begging at John Edwards door for one last kiss and 60 Minutes II, always despised and resented by the 60 Minutes staff has been put out of its misery. Sic Transit Rather Dan

New LA Mayor includes Muslims, excludes Jews

"It doesn't matter whether you grew up on the westside or the eastside, whether you're from south Los Angeles or Sylmar," Antonio Villaraigosa told cheering supporters at a victory celebration downtown. "It doesn't matter whether you go to work in a fancy car or in a bus, or whether you worship in a cathedral or a mosque. We are all Angelenos and we all have a difference to make." It's so nice of LA's first Latino Mayor to recognize the many contributions Muslims have made to Los Angeles, (and what are those exactly? not counting the LAX shootings) while ignoring Jews entirely. But that seems in line with South America's new policy of bashing the Jews and supporting the Muslims.

I’m Really Sorry Those Muslims Went Crazy

"I’ve been asked by my editor, Mark Whitaker, to address some of the criticism that’s been leveled at NEWSWEEK from the blogosphere over the past 48 hours. Arianna Huffington has been kind enough to provide me with the space to do so, for which I’m grateful. My goal is to open a dialogue with her readers about what happened at Gitmo, how we reported it, and what we can do going forward to stop it from happening again. But before we do, I want to make clear, on behalf of myself and the entire NEWSWEEK staff, how deeply sorry I am that those Muslims went crazy. As a journalist, you never set out to give Muslims an excuse to go crazy. On the contrary. Since September 11th and the start of the war on terror, NEWSWEEK’s editorial guidelines have explicitly instructed its reporters to answer seven core questions when compiling a news story: “who?”, “what?”, “when?”, “where?”, “why?” “how?”, and “will this give Muslims an excuse to go crazy?” In fact, we followed that protocol to the let

a mockery of a people

"The Palestinians aren't really a people in the normal sense of the word. In a very genuine way, they are simply the dark shadow of the Israeli people. Without Israel, they have no reason to exist. The Palestinians were conjured up out of nothing to serve the specific purpose of demonising Israel, and if Israel were to disappear, the Palestinians would vanish right along with it. Their entire existence is centered around a negation of someone else's identity. Why do the Palestinians exist? To destroy Israel. What do they tell their children their purpose is? To kill Jews and become martyrs. What role should a Palestinian state fill in world history? To be the launching pad for the extermination of Israel. Five seconds after Israel would be hypothetically destroyed (which God forbid of course) Syria, Egypt and Jordan would start fighting like wild beasts over how to divide the carcass up between them. Any Palestinians who objected would be shot out of hand. And there would

Breslov Hassidim with Missiles and Grenades

Absurd, certainly, but this is only the latest in the long parade of attempts by Shabak to finally catch some 'Jewish extremists' plotting to blow up the Dome of the Rock, even if they have to manufacture them, themselves. This time they arrested several Breslov Hassidim who were supposedly trying to obtain a missile and some grenades to fire at the Dome from their Yeshiva. Though if they were going to throw grenades from their Yeshiva, those guys would have had a throwing arm that would qualify them for the New York Yankees. On investigation, no missile or grenades were actually found. None of the men involved had military service or had the faintest idea how to use such weapons or any weapons really. The missile they were supposedly trying to acquire is aircraft mounted on an F-16 and fires Sidewinder missiles that are meant to target other aircraft. What in heaven's name they would have done with any such launcher and missile had they even gotten hold of them is best lef

HOW Harvard Oppresses Women

Lawrence Summers, President of Harvard, who had gotten into trouble for daring to suggest that there were possible less women in the maths and sciences because of biological gender differences rather than inequity has now signed off on a 50 million dollar package in order to change this inequity. What does this package contain? It can be divided into two categories, blatant quota based affirmative action and the wierd. Creating a fund to support the hiring of faculty members who would add to the diversity of the faculty Translation: Spending money to hire people for the maths and sciences based on gender, ethnicity and race rather than ability. A good way to destroy scientific fields that depend on ability rather than political correctness. Improving university-wide data collection on faculty demographics and the use of surveys to measure attitudes of members of certain groups about how they are treated by the university. Essentially a very expensive complaints box. Who are the members

Reperations for Sterlizations

North Carolina, hope of flight and apparently sterilizations without consent is proposing to pay reperations to the tens of thousands of victims of compulsory sterilizations performed in hospitals across the state. Now there's a lot of talk about reperations and it almost seems as if we've become like the Japanese, willing to absolve evil with a dollar figure. Rather than punishing Nazi war criminals we took checks from them. Families of murder victims now sue their murderers in criminal court. But financial rewards don't punish or uproot evil, they only put an exact dollar figure on it so that future villains can look at it like an insurance executive, determining what their worst case payout will have to be. In place of that I propose convictions not reperations. Many of the doctors responsible, the politicians are still undoubtedly alive. Prosecute them. If done in wartime this would be a war crime, prosecute it in peacetime as one. Yes they were following orders but the

The psychosis of a left wing martyr

In the mythology of the left that considers America to be a terrorist regime, Salvador Allender is one of the martyrs destroyed by America's zeal to battle Communism. The problem is that like most of the left wing's heroes, Allende was a psychotic lunatic. A new article reveals that he was anti-semitic writing, "The Jews are characterized by certain types of crime: fraud, deceit, slander, and usury." On top of that during his reign as health minister from 1933 to 1941, Allende embraced distinctly nazi-like ideas such as sterilizing and castrating social groups.

Prayer for the State of Israel

Our Father who are in heaven, Protector and Redeemer of Israel, bless thou the State of Israel which marks the dawn of our deliverance. Shield it beneath the wings of thy love; spread over it thy canopy of peace; send thy light and thy truth to its leaders, officers, and counselors, and direct them with thy good counsel. O God, strengthen the defenders of our Holy Land; grant them salvation and crown them with victory. Establish peace in the land, and everlasting joy for its inhabitants. Remember our brethren, the whole house of Israel, in all the lands of their dispersion. Speedily let them walk upright to Zion, the city, to Jerusalem thy dwelling-place, as it is written in the Torah of thy servant Moses: "Even if you are dispersed in the uttermost parts of the world, from there the Lord your G-d will gather and fetch you. The Lord your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it." Unite our heart to love and revere thy name,

Yated Neeman dishonors the Holocaust dead

We honor the dead. We pay respect to them. We remember those who died, and all those who died, died Al Kiddush Hashem. Those who fought and those who prayed. Those who were shot at the doorstep of their homes and those who were thrown in pits. Those who hurled grenades from attic windows and those who died in the gas chambers. They are all our brothers and sisters. They are all our people. We honor them and the Yated Neeman dishonors them. What could be better in time to remember the Shoah than an article calling the Warsaw Ghetto fighters men and women who committed " suicide for motives that were nothing but meaningless arrogance or momentary insanity." Does Yated in its self-righteousness, in its stiffness of neck and hardness of heart find goodness in spitting on the graves of the dead? Is the self-righteous tone that leaks from the pages of their screeds a reflection of their holy work? Is this what Hashem wants from his faithful servants, to ridicule the martyred dea

Israel deploys new diplomatic tool for Palestinian negotiations

English to Pig-Latin Translator Israel: Please stop the terrorism Palestinian Translation: Easeplay opstay ethay errorismtay Israel: Can't we just have peace? Palestinian Translation: An'tcay eway ustjay avehay eacepay? Israel: That's a sink not a urinal! Palestinian Translation: At'sthay away inksay otnay away urinalway!

A Haredi Zionist's Emotional History

"Suddenly it happened to me. Late one night, I was watching an old movie on television about the early pioneers in Eretz Israel. When I turned off the television, I realized that I'd felt some sort of emotional enlightenment, a sense of connection and identification with that story: the forbidden, Israeli story that began with a collective Jewish dream about the Promised Land and continued with a small group of European Jews intent on renewal who, unlike the secular and religious Jewish majority in Europe and the eastern countries, articulated the idea of the state and its realization and eventually established it as well. The national religious or Mizrahi movement, which brought about a real revolution in traditional ultra-Orthodox thinking regarding the secular. With poetic and romantic inspiration, the chief articulator of this viewpoint, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, was able to produce a complex mixture of criticism of and solidarity with the secular, for the sake of the &quo

Settlement rabbis continue to say Hallel

" Rabbis of settlements considered the most right-wing in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip have directed their communities to continue to say the Hallel prayer, an expression of joy for the establishment of the state, on Independence Day. Despite disenchantment with the present government's anti-settlement policies, these religious Zionist rabbis see in the creation of the State of Israel a miracle that set in motion the burgeoning redemption of the Jewish people. "We are opposed to the government, but we still believe that the establishment of the state was a tremendous act of loving-kindness by God," said Rabbi Yigal Kaminetsky, rabbi of the Gush Katif communities."

From Princeton to the NSC

Michael Doran, a conservative near-east studies prof and protege of Bernard Lewis, whom Princeton refused to grant tenure for his views; will now have a much higher position; head of Israeli-Palestinian affairs on the National Security Council. Princeton refused him tenure attempting to replace Doran with a nephew of terrorist supporter and fake palestinian, Edward Said. A victim of a scholarly vendetta, Doran will now have a chance to make the policy that his former colleagues who hounded him can only write papers about. Doran has attacked the school of thought that claimed that the center of all things is the palestinian question. While he is opposed to a number of Israeli policies including settlements and is not likely to be as conservative as Elliot Abrams, he is still a far preferable choice to any of the Edward Saidist arabists in the State Department.

From two Months to Forever

Neriah Ofan, a father and husband, has been placed under indefinite administrative detention on baseless allegations. His real crime was organizing protests against Sharon's forced expulsion of Jews from their homes. He will recieve no trial and no charges against him will be brought to court. He will simply be detained at the pleasure of the authorities indefinetly. Meanwhile in Tel Aviv a man who raped his 11 year old cousin for two years has been given two months of community service with no jail time whatsoever after a psychological evaluation found that he had no pedophiliac tendencies, despite the pedophilia he had committed and found that he had " difficulty sleeping at night, and found the possibility of jail very distressing ." This is of course most shocking and I think we should excuse all criminals who find the possibility of jail troubling, from going to jail. We certainly don't want to add to their trauma. Meanwhile in comparing traumas the little girl h

Jews plague Latin America

Latin American and Arab nations met at a summit to discuss some common issues . What common issue can you imagine they might both have? A. Large scale economic impoverishment B. Corrupt tyrannical regimes C. The Jews If you guessed C, the answer as usual is yes. The ceremony began with an opening speech demanding the Jews get out of Palestine. The conference ended with a resolution calling for the Jews to get out of Palestine as well as... "an international conference to define what terrorism is, and endorsed the right of peoples to "resist foreign occupation in accordance with the principle of international legality and in compliance with international humanitarian law." I bet all the latin american countries can now enjoy looking forwards to their own terrorists discussing the principles of legality in kidnapping and executing bishops. I would also suggest the following. "an international conference to define what cocaine and heroin are and what drug dealing is an

Re-writing the Israeli National Anthem

As long as the Jewish spirit is yearning deep in the heart With eyes turned toward the East, looking toward Zion, Then our hope - the two-thousand-year-old hope - will not be lost To be a free people in our land, The land of Zion and Jerusalem It was good enough for over five and a half decades but now there are calls to rewrite Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem. The most recent proponent of this is an op-ed piece in the Jerusalem Post by one Meisels. The anthem he claims is simply not representative of most Israelis, which would come as a shock to most Israelis who sing it anyway. The anthem he claims only represents socialist european Jews and does not represent Sefardim, Arabs, Orthodox Jews and possibly Martians. Sefardim, according to him, are not represented because Sefardim did not yearn 'east.' Meisels is sadly too ignorant to realize that firstly Mizrach is an idea dating back to ancient times back thousands of years when Eretz Yisrael was Mizrach and outside of Er

Want a good excuse to wear aluminum foil in Boston?

"BOSTON - Attention, time travelers: Amal Dorai hopes you enjoyed the party he's throwing this weekend. Dorai, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is hosting a Time Traveler Convention on campus this Saturday...Dorai only asks his guests to show proof they come from the future: Bringing the cure for cancer, a solution for global poverty or a cold fusion reactor would suffice. The convention starts at 8 p.m. For dramatic effect, time travelers are encouraged to show up at 10 p.m. sharp. In between, revelers will take in a lecture on time travel by an MIT physics professor and listen to student bands belting out time-themed songs."    And what people wouldn't make the monumental effort of traveling through time for a lecture and a rendition of Timeless by a student band? Still might be a good reason to dress up in aluminum foil, march in there and proclaim, "I Come From The Future' while trying to pass off a Tic Tac as a cure for the comm

Song of the Partisans

Zog nit keyn mol az du geyst dem letstn veg Khotsh himeln blayene farshtein bloye teg. Kumen vet nokh unzer oysgebenkte sho Es vert a poyk ton undzer trit - mir zeynen do! Never once say you walk upon your final way though skies of steel obscure the blue of day. Our long awaited hour will draw near and our footsteps will thunder - We are Here! Vun grinem palmenland biz vaysn land fun shney Mir kumen on mit undzer payn, mit undzer vey Un vu gefallen es iz a shprits fun unzer blut Shprotsn vet dort undzer gvure, undzer mut. From a land of green palms to a white land of snow We march on with our pain and with our woe; And there where a spray fell of our blood there our strength and courage yet will bud Es vert di morgenzun bagilden unz dem haynt Un der nekhtn vet farshvindn mitn faynd Nor oyb farzamen vet di zun in dem kayor Vi a parol zol geyn dos lid fun dor tsu dor. The morning sun will rise and brighten the day and yesterday's night will fade away But if

Female agents captured Top Al Queda leader

"Pakistani agents wearing burqas seized al-Qaeda suspect Abu Faraj al-Libbi by ambushing his motorbike in a rural town, police told the BBC. The man alleged to be a top al-Qaeda organiser was riding pillion and managed to run into a house where agents flushed him out with tear gas. He has been held at an undisclosed location since his capture at Mardan, 60km (37 miles) from Peshawar." Seems like poetic justice for the allies of the Taliban who thought women belonged beaten and behind a Burqa.

The Holocaust: Understanding and Memory

As Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, comes again; the predictable discussions and debates over it return again too. In Judaism there are holidays and fast days, both mandated by G-D or men with a specific meaning. Their first aspect is remembrance. Remember the Exodus from Egypt. Remember the miraculous salvations of Chanukah and Purim. Remember the destructions of the temples. Remember what Amalek did to you. Remember. Most of all remember. And we remember. Holocaust museums have gone up all around the world. The stories of survivors have been printed in untold numbers of books and video and audio taped interviews collect those stories. Children are acquainted with the Holocaust. Films are made about the Holocaust. A day has been set aside to remember the Holocaust. We know the names, Auschwitz, Birkenau, Bergen Belsen. We know the history, Kristalnacht, the Final Solution, the Wannasee conference. We remember the dead. The bodies buried in lime. The pits full of arms and

The Labor party once again shows its class

The Peretz campaign responded that ....Barak was scared of running against him. Peretz called Barak a "crybaby" and said the reason he joined the race was to make sure that Barak would not return to the Labor leadership. Peretz also blamed Barak for a police inquiry that Yaniv initiated investigating alleged forgeries in registration forms of new members who Peretz brought into the party. Yaniv will be questioned on the matter at National Fraud Squad headquarters in Bat Yam on Wednesday. "Amir Peretz's problem is with the police and not with me," Barak said. capped off by this brillant Barak quote "We need a candidate who can win in elections and not just in the polls," Barak told the central committee. Where's Goldwyn when you need him?

The Bias of a New Media Age

To all who thought that the internet would usher in a new era overthrowing mainstream media and restoring the marketplace of ideas must continually contend with the simple fact that every marketplace has its merchants and its gatekeepers and nothing comes free. Google has become the Xerox of our time, the company become synonymous with product and finally a verb. But Google has accepted ads for Hamas, filled its Google News site with anti-semitic sites ranging from neo-nazi sites like the Vanguard Network to the left wing anti-semitic sites like Conspiracy Planet. In the latest news it rejected a Conservative ad precisely worded like a Liberal ad. Where CBS, CNN and ABC at least held themselves to some standard of ethics and impartiality even if they constantly violated and got around it. Internet sites like Google have no standards, just advertising slogans. And what goes for Google, ultimately also goes for Yahoo and any internet site as well. The bias of a new media age is here and

Bushed by Political Fatigue

In every boxing match in which both of the two contenders refuse to go down, there comes a time when both boxers are not fighting but staggering against each other. Like a drunken late night argument that has gone on much too long, in which the participants groggily look at the clock wondering what this was all about and when they can finally go to sleep; American politics has wound down. The ads for Air America, the new liberal talk radio network, (as opposed to old ones like NPR or Pacifica) feature sympathetic liberal commentators looking down understandingly like therapists at the passerby under the slogan, 'Bushed.' And indeed that is what the country or at least the talking head section of the country, the left and right wing chattering classes who know all the ins and outs of all the talking points, who can lecture at lenght on why we should or shouldn't drill in Alaska, on the pros and cons of malpractice insurance caps and the details of each Senator's vote on

The Disengagement Haggadah - Perek Beit

Of four sons we spoke, one Wise, one Wicked, one Simple minded and the Fourth one unable to even ask "Why are we engaging in this disengagement," the Wise Son asks? "Do we not love our land, every place where our feet step upon it is holy? Do we believe the evil men and the leaders in far-off lands when they promise us peace and security when time and time again their promises have proven false? Do we not see that retreat will only bring the enemy closer to our homes?" And then you may reply to him, our fathers were strangers in a strange land and often filled with self-hatred from all their persecutions. They believed that by appeasing those men and nations who in their minds held power over them, they could best preserve themselves and by abandoning Judaism, they could best blend in and be free of being persecuted until they came to hate their Judaism and that complex is still with them today. "What are these settlers to us?" the Wicked Son asks. "T

The Disengagement Haggadah

W hy is this disengagement different from all the peace initiatives that came before it? O n all the peace initiatives that came before it, we offered to give up land in exchange for peace; in this disengagement we give up land with no promise even of peace. O n all the peace initiatives that came before it, we retreated from land to bring peace with the enemy; now with this disengagement we retreat to bring war with our brothers. O n all the peace initiatives that came before it, we gave up land to end the shedding of blood; but in this disengagement we give up land so that we may shed our own brother's blood. O n all the peace initiatives that came before it, we embraced with hope for a better tommorow; this disengagement we proceed out of bitterness, defeatism and hopeless spite. (Hat Tip: CosmicX )

A different year: A different Pesach, a different Sharon

This is an excerpt from a speech Sharon gave to the Knesset after the Seder massacre in Netanya. It was a different year, a different Pesach and most of all, a different Sharon. "Our dead lie in a long row: women and children, young and old. And we stand facing them, facing the vacuum created by their murders, and we are speechless. On the recent evening of the seder, while I was sitting with my family at the table, I received the terrible news of the massacre in Netanya. There is no more dreadful moment in the term of a prime minister, than that horrendous moment when the telephone rings, or a note is passed during a meeting, and carrying Job's tidings. And then the sights and sounds come rushing in, the sights of destruction, the cries of the wounded, the sirens. Then the awful silence of the funerals, the faces and human stories which stare at us from the newspapers: the face of Rachel Koren, whose husband and two children were buried on the same day, side by side; a sh

2 quotes on British anti-semitism

"Britain IS currently playing host to the biggest ever annual number of violent anti-Semitic attacks, both on people and on property, since the 1930s. Who can blame the teachers, so conscious of their uncoolness, for wanting to get 'down wiv the kidz'? They're too respectable to daub swastikas on a synagogue - but it sure feels good to band together and bully them Israeli academics!Just imagine; for once, the swots aren't having their books ripped up in front of them by a gang of thugs - THEY'RE the ones doing the ripping." " this country it tends to be academics who react to anything from mild censorship to book-burning with 'That's how Hitler started!' That they are now doing something Hitler would thoroughly approve of, and did - barring contact with Jews - seems to have escaped them." The money quotes. Read it all here