Uh Oh…Apparently, Barack Hussein Obama still hasn’t kissed enough Palestinian butt

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Abbas and Obama THEN

Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, says, “I am a hero, I said ‘no’ to Obama.” 

Gatestone Institute  Even before Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas left Washington on his way back to Ramallah, Palestinian Authority [PA] officials rushed to announce that their president’s talks with President Barack Obama over the future of the peace process were “unsuccessful.”

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The officials said that Abbas rejected most of the proposals made by Obama during their meeting at the White House, including the idea of recognizing Israel as a Jewish state and maintaining an Israeli military presence in the Jordan Valley. Abbas, according to the officials, also dismissed as “immature” Obama’s proposal concerning the status of Jerusalem because it did not call for a full Israeli withdrawal from the eastern part of the city.

Abbas’s rejection of the U.S. proposals for a “framework agreement” with Israel did not come as surprise.

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Abbas and Obama NOW

Over the past few months, Abbas and his top aides and negotiators have repeatedly voiced their strong opposition to these proposals, with some accusing the US Administration of endorsing the Israeli stance and failing to serve as a honest broker in the conflict. Before heading to Washington, Abbas instructed the PA to organize public rallies in the West Bank in his support.

PA employees and schoolchildren were sent into the streets to chant slogans in support of Abbas, urging him not to succumb to U.S. pressure. The rallies were intended to send a message to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry that the Palestinian public is strongly opposed to any concessions to Israel.

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Upon Abbas’ return to Ramalllah, the Palestinian Authority once again organized rallies in support of him. On March 20 hundreds of PA employees and schoolchildren were sent to welcome Abbas at his presidential office and thank him for resisting U.S. pressure.

Bassam Zakarneh, chairman of the Palestinian Public Employees’ Union, said that the rallies were aimed at thanking Abbas for resisting “pressure and conspiracies and upholding Palestinian rights.” The pro-Abbas rallies have drawn criticism from some Palestinians, who said they seemed reminiscent of demonstrations organized by dictators and their security agencies throughout the Arab world.

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“These rallies are not real,” complained West Bank university professor Abdel Sattar Qassem. “They are similar to what Arab intelligence agencies have been doing — using blackmail and intimidation to force their public servants to show loyalty for the ruler.”

Abbas is now hoping to turn himself into a hero by telling his people that he had the guts to say no to Obama and Kerry during his visit to Washington. Abbas is badly in need of public support, especially in light of increased tensions inside his ruling Fatah faction. In the past few days, these tensions have erupted into an all-out confrontation between Abbas and ousted Fatah Central Committee member Mohamed Dahlan.

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Backed by some Gulf countries, Dahlan, a former commander of the PA security forces in the Gaza Strip, is now waging a public campaign to overthrow Abbas on charges of corruption and abuse of power. Abbas has retorted by accusing Dahlan of involvement in the death of Yasser Arafat and six Fatah leaders in the Gaza Strip.

“This is a disgraceful war between Abbas and Dahlan,” wrote Palestinian editor Abdel Bari Atwan. “We feel ashamed as we follow the exchange of allegations between the two men, who are accusing each other of theft, murder and collaboration with Israel. The Palestinians have become a joke in the eyes of many Arab brothers.”

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Abbas’s rejection of the U.S. proposals is also attributed to the severe crisis within Fatah. If in the past Abbas was afraid of Hamas’s response to the signing of a peace agreement with Israel, it is now clear that he also has good reason to fear the reaction of top Fatah officials to any move he makes concerning the peace process.

All Abbas can do for now is continue to ask his public servants and schoolchildren to take to the streets and chant slogans in his support. These rallies are intended to send a message not only to Obama and Kerry, but also to Abbas’s rivals in Fatah.

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ISRAEL: IDF Chief of Staff declares, “We need to re-occupy Gaza!”

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In light of last week’s hostilities and rocket barrage from Islamic Jihad in Gaza, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz lays down the gauntlet. During a presentation on Wednesday in southern Israel, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz was alarmingly candid. “If we want to make sure that nothing will come from there, we need to retake Gaza,” he asserted.

United with Israel  Asked why IDF forces had not already done so, he said: “The decision to ‘sleep on it’ is a strategic move.” His is the latest voice in a chorus of cries from the Israeli leadership that the time has come to act decisively.

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IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speaks at a conference to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the National Defense College of the IDF

“The only solution to this situation of a ceaseless cycle of terror is reoccupation of Gaza and a cleanout of the stables there,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman declared, when Islamic Jihad fired more than 90 rockets into southern Israel last week.

His words echoed that of Israel’s Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, who stated: “Sooner or later we will have to take control of Gaza, in order to get rid of the Hamas regime.” (Egypt’s General Sisi says, “We have your back, Benny”)

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Last Wednesday Islamic Jihad fired more than 60 rockets within 24 hours into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. In response Israel carried out 29 air strikes against terrorist bases located there. By Thursday afternoon Islamic Jihad leader Khaled al-Batsh announced a ceasefire.

“Following intensive Egyptian contacts and efforts, the agreement for calm has been restored in accordance with understandings reached in 2012 in Cairo,” Gantz said on Facebook. Immediately after wards, Islamic Jihad attacked Israel with more than a dozen rockets. The Israeli Air Force reacted by hitting seven terror sites.

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Although it was Islamic Jihad and not Hamas that initiated the current round of hostilities, Israel holds Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, responsible.

Islamic Jihad has strong ties with Iran and is the second- strongest faction in Gaza. Hamas, while hostile to the Jewish state, has largely tried to maintain the ceasefire over the last 16 months. Reportedly hoping to avoid a wider conflict, they did not join in the rocket attacks. However, they did not prevent Islamic Jihad from launching its weapons into southern Israel.

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IDF  The IDF successfully targeted a terrorist operative involved in recent attacks against Israel. The terrorist was planning further attacks on Israel in the coming days. Ahmad Sa’ad, a senior operative in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, was in the northern Gaza Strip when an IAF aircraft carried out the mission. The IDF operated in order to eliminate an imminent threat to the lives of Israeli civilians.

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Ahmad Sa’ad was a key Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative in the Gaza Strip specializing in rocket launching. Sa’ad is personally responsible for the launching of five rockets towards Ashkelon on January 16, 2014 which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

“Gaza terrorists must know that there is a personal price to pay when planning and executing terror attacks against Israel,” said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF Spokesman. “There is no immunity for those that partake in projectile terrorism. The IDF targeted an integral component of the Gaza terrorist mechanism in order to diminish terrorist capabilities and send a clear message of intolerance to the aggression from the Hamas territory.”

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Obama Regime is whining again over Israeli Defense Minister’s critical but truthful remarks

imagesIsraeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon seems to really know how to push the Obama Regime’s buttons. For at least the second time this year, Washington on Wednesday issued public complaints over Ya’alon’s criticism of its handling of international affairs. And this comes right on the heels of Ya’alon’s declaration, “There will be no peace with the Palestinians in my lifetime.”

Moshe Ya'alon, Israeli Defense Minister

Moshe Ya’alon, Israeli Defense Minister

In response, John Kerry, the US secretary of state – who has brokered the talks – criticized Israel’s stance last week while appearing before the House of Representatives foreign affairs committee on Capitol Hill. “I think it’s a mistake for some people to be raising it [recognition as a Jewish state] again and again as the critical decider of their attitude towards the possibility of a state and peace, and we’ve obviously made that clear,” he said.

Israel Today  Speaking at a closed-door event at Tel Aviv University on Monday, Ya’alon said Israel could not rely on a “weak” United States to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons. He said that image of weakness had only been bolstered by the Obama Administration’s feeble handling of the crises in Syria and Ukraine.

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Ya’alon continued by criticizing Washington for entering into negotiations with Iran, rather than standing firm on either sanctions or a military threat. He noted that the Iranian regime is far more wily, and had been consistently outmaneuvering the Americans in the ongoing nuclear talks.

In an episode that began to play out like a schoolyard tiff, US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was the direct target of Ya’alon’s criticism in January, indignantly phoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to complain over his defense minister’s remarks.

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State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki was also miffed when reporters asked her about Ya’alon’s harsh comments. “It is certainly confusing to us why Defense Minister Ya’alon would continue his pattern of making comments that don’t accurately represent the scope of our close partnership on a range of security issues and on the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel,” she said.

Another Israeli political expert told The Times of Israel that Washington’s reaction to Ya’alon’s remarks is nothing short of “childish.” He said the Obama Regime is already aware that Ya’alon is a man who “doesn’t mince words,” and more often than not is saying exactly what most other Israelis, including Netanyahu, are thinking.

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Students at LOYOLA, a Catholic University, pass anti-Israel divestment resolution

SJPPHOTOOn Tuesday evening, Loyola University of Chicago became the first Catholic institution, and the first from the state of Illinois, whose student government has passed an anti-Israel divestment resolution.  The resolution, which a source says was not announced in advance, and faced no debate or opposition, called for the university “to divest from corporations profiting from Israel’s occupation” and passed unanimously, with twenty-six votes in favor and two abstentions.

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Gee, Palestinian Queers living under Israeli “occupation” don’t have to fear for their lives as they would under Palestinian occupation 

Breitbart  video of the resolution’s passage was posted online. Many of the students applauding appear to be Muslim, with female students wearing headscarves at the meeting. The resolution named eight companies in all, including SodaStream, the company that actress Scarlett Johannson has defended in recent weeks. (Throw out your cell phones and Intel-run computers, kiddies)

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The text of the resolution was not available or posted online, but was described on the website of a student activist group, “Sixteen Minutes to Palestine.” A statement on the Facebook page of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) Loyola claims that the group gathered 800 signatures in support of the resolution:

In passing Divestment, Loyola University Chicago is upholding the Jesuit traditions and values that it represents. Divestment is a non-violent strategy that is aimed to pressure corporations to withdraw from businesses violating human rights. SJP LUC hopes that this success signals the beginning of future successes for other universities and Jesuit institutions in the United States. As members of an institute of higher education, it is our [the students’] responsibility to draw attention to these social justice abuses. SJP LUC stands in solidarity with Palestine and continues to stress the severity of the Conflict.

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There was no mention in SJP Loyola’s statement of ongoing Palestinian terror attacks against Israeli civilians, nor any mention of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The statement also ignores human rights abuses by the Palestinian Authority.

SJP Loyola also failed to provide any historical background that would explain Israel’s presence in the West Bank, such as the fact that Israeli forces took control after being attacked by Jordan in 1967, and remained there after Arab states rejected any negotiations for peace.

According to “Sixteen Minutes,” the Loyola student government passed every resolution it considered on Tuesday evening, barely a week after the university’s return from spring break.

OOPS! Looks like the Palestinians are not boycotting Israel

OOPS! Looks like the Palestinians are not boycotting Israel

There has already been a response from alumni. One recent graduate, Alex Amchislavskiy ’13, wrote to the student government: 

As an alumnus of Loyola University Chicago (Class of 2013), I was very surprised to hear that a BDS resolution passed today. This was alarming, because I was not aware that such a resolution or debate was occurring on campus, despite having many friends at Loyola who would have found this very relevant.

This resolution which singled out Israel does not have any basis in the current political reality of the Middle East….

I have attached a “Student Leadership Statement” in support of the United States-Israel relationship which was published in the Loyola Phoenix last year on April 17th.

Signatories include the College Democrats and College Republicans, bipartisan support that echoes down from our own Capitol Hill in Washington DC. BDS [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions] will not bring justice to Palestine and ignores the Israeli drive for democracy, equality, and tolerance. I would be happy to meet with all of you in person to help bring about a balanced opinion on the issue.

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ISRAEL on high alert for possible attack from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane

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As the possibility grows that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 may have been hijacked and taken to a hidden location, Israeli authorities are preparing for the possibility that the hijackers might attempt to use the Boeing 777 to mount an attack. 

Breitbart  According to the Times of Israel, Israel’s Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier.

Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. 

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Pakistan has already said that the flight never registered on its radar, but at least one expert has suggested the flight could have landed in Bangladesh, whose air defenses presumably would be weaker.

Though the possibility that the Boeing 777 could be used in a terror attack is mere speculation, it is evidently being taken seriously by Israel. A plane filled with nuclear material would not need to be in Israeli airspace long to do catastrophic damage, even if shot down. 

There are no reports yet that the U.S. is taking similar measures, and U.S. officials have suggested recently that the likeliest fate of flight 370 was a crash into the Indian Ocean.

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Obama Goon Squad conspiring with Israeli leftists to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unless he agrees to a ‘suicide’ (for Israel) deal

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In recent weeks, representatives for the Obama Regime have held meetings with a senior politician in Israel in which the U.S. delegates pushed the idea of replacing Netanyahu as prime minister, with a leftist Jew who would be more willing to kiss the Obama hand that is now firmly planted around Israel’s neck.

Klein Online  The meetings were held with Israel’s popular finance minister, Yair Lapid, founder and leader of the Yesh Atid Party, which became the second largest party in the Knesset winning 19 seats in the last election. 

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The diplomatic source said the Obama administration identified Lapid as a moderate who could be helpful in pushing the Israeli government into accepting the framework to create a future Palestinian state. According to the source, the talks included the possibility of Lapid bolting Netanyahu’s coalition government if the prime minister rejects the U.S.-brokered regional talks. 

Lapid, however, is unlikely to abandon his government post over talks the Palestinians themselves have been less than enthusiastic about. Such a move could be politically dangerous for Lapid, with polls ere showing a significant segment of the Israeli public has grown weary of the bid to create a Palestinian state amid regional turmoil, including the Syrian civil war, recent changes of leadership in Egypt and fears over Iran’s nuclear program. 

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If Lapid and his 19 Knesset seats did abandon Netanyahu’s government, the move could put the prime minister’s coalition in crisis, especially if other parties were to follow suit.  Netanyahu must maintain a plurality of the Knesset’s 120 Knesset seats in his governing coalition or he would have to face early elections. 

Last month, KleinOnline reported the Palestinian Authority received a pledge from the U.S. that by the end of 2014, the Obama administration will issue an official written declaration presenting general highlights of a future Palestinian state, according to a senior Palestinian negotiator. 

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The framework for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement being brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry calls for the phased implementation of more Palestinian sovereignty within three to five years, the negotiator said at the time.

As part of the written declaration, the U.S. is set to officially recognize Palestinian rights in eastern sections of Jerusalem, without defining the exact territories that would be eventually handed to the PA. The U.S. will declare on paper that the Jordan Valley territory is “occupied” by Israel and that Palestinians have rights there, the negotiator said.

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Kerry is currently discussing a proposal in which Israel would lease some of the Jordan Valley from the PA so some Israeli communities in the area can stay, said the negotiator. The written framework will also declare the West Bank “occupied,” according to the negotiator. 

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GAZA: Islamic Jihad terror group publishes photos of New York City building explosions, claiming them as Israeli buildings damaged in rocket attack

Unknown-1Islamic Jihad IS responsible for launching a barrage of rockets (130 by their estimate, 60 by Israel’s) into southern Israel, thankfully not killing anyone or causing extensive damage. But in notorious ‘Pallywood fakery’ tradition, Islamic Jihad posted photos of the buildings destroyed in the devastating gas leak explosion in Harlem, NY a few days ago, attempting to claim that the photos show  damage to Israeli buildings caused by their recent rocket attacks.

(h/t  Elder of Ziyon) Kind of like when Palestinians publish dead children photos from the Syrian war, claiming they are Palestinian children killed by Israelis.  

ACTUAL PHOTOS OF DAMAGE IN ISRAEL:

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ACTUAL PHOTOS OF NYC EXPLOSION:

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Speaking in Hebrew, member of Islamic Jihad terror group tells Israelis to get out of ‘our’ country

TRANSLATION: “We in the Quds Brigades [Islamic Jihad's military wing] are ready for your invasion. If you come, you will have no choice: death or captivity. Do not hand over your lives as hostages to the government of your leaders. We invite you to leave ‘OUR’ country and to find your own country.”

h/t Israel Video Network

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NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE drops Tunisia as a port visit for refusing to allow Israeli passengers to enter

images-1Norwegian Cruise Line dropped Tunisia from its itineraries after the country refused to allow Israeli citizens to disembark in the Port of Tunis. Company says it is outraged by discrimination against its passengers.

Tunisia used to be a popular tourist destination for Israelis until the secular government was overthrown and replaced by the Muslim Brotherhood Islamists.

Times of Israel  About 20 Israelis were quietly told before disembarking from the Norwegian Jade over the weekend that they were not welcome per the Tunisian government.

“We want to send a strong message to Tunisia and ports around the world that we will not tolerate such random acts of discrimination against our guests,” Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO, said in a statement Tuesday. Sheehan indicated the company “has cancelled all remaining calls to Tunisia and will not return.”

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If you suffer from triskaidekaphobia, BLAME THE JEWS!

An Egyptian secular newspaper tries to figure out why some people are afraid of the number 13, otherwise known as ‘triskaidekaphobia.’

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Elder of Ziyon  Reporters can’t explain it, but nevertheless, come to the conclusion that  “It is certain that the Jews are behind the smear of the number 13 and they tied it to bad luck, especially when the 13th of a month is on a Friday.” (apparently Egyptian reporters are even lazier than their American counterparts who at least rely on Wikipedia)

The Jews believe that there are 12 tribes and their awaited ‘Antichrist’ will come out of the tribe No. 13 and they will consider that his appearance represents a victory that the Jews are seeking to achieve. So, this is the reason for their obsession with the number 13, which symbolizes their power and cosmic dominance, and this is why the Jews promote the number 13 to be unlucky to Muslims.

WOW! This even tops the recent declaration by an Iranian Cleric who said Albert Einstein was a Shiite Muslim. 

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IRANIAN General says, “We are just waiting for the order to destroy Israel”

The Air Force commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps was quoted by Iran’s Fars news agency as saying, “Iran’s military has its finger on the trigger to destroy Israel as soon as it receives the order.

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Times of Israel via Now the End Begins  In an article headlined IRGC Commander: Iran’s Finger on Trigger to Destroy Zionist Regime, Fars wrote that Brigadier General Hossein Salami had declared that Iranian military commanders are prepared to attack and destroy the Zionist regime of Israel as soon as they receive such an order. “Today, we can destroy every spot which is under the Zionist regime’s control with any volume of fire power (that we want) right from here,” Fars quoted Salami as telling a conference in Tehran Tuesday on “The Islamic World’s Role in the Geometry of the World Power.”

Islam has given us this wish, capacity and power to destroy the Zionist regime so that our hands will remain on the trigger from 1,400 kilometers away for the day when such an incident (confrontation with Israel) takes place,” he was also quoted saying in the speech.

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The comments came a day after Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a shipment of what he said were Iranian arms intercepted at sea last week, which he charged were intended for terror groups in Gaza. Netanyahu castigated the West for clinging to the illusion that Iran had changed, and said it remained relentlessly committed to fostering terrorism and advancing a nuclear weapons program.

Last month, Iranian state TV ran a documentary featuring a computerized video of Iran’s drones and missiles bombing Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ben Gurion Airport and the Dimona nuclear reactor in a hypothetical retaliation for an Israeli or American strike on the Islamic Republic.

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Computerized shots of Tel Aviv being bombed by Iran

Iranian drones and missiles were also shown in the film carrying out simulated strikes on the American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, downing American aircraft and striking American military targets in the Persian Gulf.

 In November, Iranian state television aired a shorter animated clip showing Iranian missiles targeting Israeli cities.

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Computerized shots of Ben Gurion Airport being bombed by Iran

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Obama increases American taxpayer-funded aid to the Palestinians, slashes funding for Israel’s defense shield

Barack Hussein Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget cuts the Israeli Defense Programs from $200 million to $96.8 million. The Program includes Arrow II, Arrow III, and Iron Dome missile defense systems. Obama will, however, keep pumping more aid to the Palestinians, ensuring they can shoot even more missiles into Israel.

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Independent Sentinel  Last March, President Obama released $500 million in “humanitarian” aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and was seeking another $200 million. In November 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry announced an additional $75 million in aid to create Palestinian jobs and help them improve roads, schools and other infrastructure. Israel National News reported that the U.S. plans to give $440 million to the PA in 2014.

When we give money to Palestinians, whether it be for humanitarian aid or roads, it gives them the freedom to develop weapons they can use against Israel. At the same time, the president is attempting to slash our defense budget and cut our army to the size of Turkey’s, actually smaller.

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Republican lawmakers are opposed to the cuts to Israel and to our military. Defense systems are a priority for Israel to counter the frequent rocket attacks from Gaza and other areas.

If you will remember, in November 2012, Hillary Clinton and Mohammed Morsi allegedly brokered a deal for peace between Gaza and Israel when they were close to war. In actuality, Morsi fashioned nothing. He wanted to destroy Israel at the time.

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Gaza never stopped shooting missiles over the border. In January alone, 30 rockets were fired according to the Israeli Defense Forces. This cut to Israel defense is a repetition of last year when Obama recommended the same cuts which were rejected by congressional appropriators.

Even Israell’s Iron Dome is slated to receive less funding. The Dome was critical to saving Israel when Gaza was lobbing those missiles. The Arrow systems which face the most cuts destroy ballistic missiles while they are in the air and have also been crucial in saving Israelis.

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BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY: Terror-linked Muslim Brotherhood front group, MSA, shocked at anti-Muslim vandalism at this Jewish-founded university

Seal-e1394238058668Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Brandeis University, America’s most well known liberal Jewish university, claims MSA signs were torn down, a suite was trashed, and the imam’s qur’an was stolen. The words “Enter here in peace and security” were removed. (False advertising, no doubt)

The Brandeis Hoot  The Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Brandeis has dealt with isolated incidents of vandalism in recent years, though no individual person has ever been held responsible for the incidents.

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The most recent problem occurred a few weeks ago, when someone precisely cut out the words “Enter here in peace and security,” written in English under the words in Arabic, from a sign on the door leading to the MSA Suite in Usdan.

The Brandeis community has dealt with each incident well. But even with an appropriate response, students in the MSA remain concerned about the event. Dr. Imam Talal Eid was the first to notice the sign missing, and he brought it up during Friday prayers. When no one claimed responsibility for the missing part of the sign, the matter was directed to Jamele Adams, dean of student life.

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“We don’t know what were their intentions; it could have not been malicious,” said Alina Cheema ’15, co-president of the MSA. “We’re not offended, but we would like to know why they did it,” Ayesha Malik ’14, also co-president of the MSA, added.

The evidence points to a planned theft, as the plexiglass around the sign was unscrewed, the sign was cut with an Exacto knife and the plexiglass was then screwed back into place.

This isn’t the first incident the MSA has dealt with. In the 2009-2010 school year, the MSA suite itself was vandalized, as the door was always unlocked for any student who wanted a space to relax or pray in, similar to other religious groups.

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“A student, or students, came in and vandalized the suite, threw around everything, broke things, from Imam Talal’s office. They took his Qur’an. On top of it being a sacred book, it had a lot of his notes in it,” Zoha Hussain ’14, a current member of the club, said. The notes were very important for the Imam, as he used them in speaking before Friday prayers each week.

“It was difficult to come into an MSA that felt like it already had an image on campus that felt maybe threatening, or as if people could vandalize the space. We are just like other students on campus. It made me more inclined to help show what Islam is on campus. As students, we should be respected as the other religious groups on campus,” Hussain said.

In a less severe, yet still significant, act, signs for Islam Awareness Week were removed overnight in both Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. Students had taped paper signs in the shape of “IAW” on the brick wall of Usdan overnight, and by morning they were removed.

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“No one would talk to me directly. The rest of those signs were up there but nothing happened to them,” Hussain said.  

Although by themselves the incidents may not seem particularly horrifying, the students worry about what they might mean. They wonder how the MSA is perceived on campus and why other community members would choose to target their organization. “For us it’s hard because we don’t know if people are actually targeting us. There is that confusion, and we’re unsure how comfortable we can be on campus,” Cheema said. (Maybe it’s because of who you are)

MSA stating that its mission is “to serve the best interest of Islam and Muslims in the United States and Canada so as to enable them to practice Islam as a complete way of life,” MSA presents itself as an apolitical, religious and cultural organization. In reality it is a radical political force and a key lobbying organization for the Wahhabi sect of Islam, telling students that America is an imperialist power and Israel an oppressor nation. MSA speakers routinely spew anti-Semitic libels and justify the genocide against the Jews which is promoted by Islamic terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah and by the government of Iran. The Center for Security Policy’s Alex Alexiev states:

“The majority of Muslim Student Associations at U.S. colleges are dominated by Islamist and anti-American agendas, as are most of the numerous Islamic centers and schools financed by the Saudis. Intolerance and outright rejection of American values and democratic ideals are often taught also in the growing number of Deobandi schools that are frequently subsidized by the Saudis.”

 MSA Starter’s Guide: A Guide on How to Run a Successful MSA states:

“It should be the long-term goal of every MSA to Islamicize the politics of their respective university … the politicization of the MSA means to make the MSA more of a force on internal campus politics. The MSA needs to be a more ‘In-your-face’ association … For example, the student body must be convinced that there is such a thing as a Muslim-bloc.” TheGuide further advises: “Aim to rise within the ranks of the Union [student government] and to get on selected executive committees … I cannot stress this enough, the Union has vast powers that Muslims need to control.”

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Hussain and the other members of the MSA want to make sure students feel comfortable joining the MSA.  “I hope people realize the importance of having an MSA. I would love if anyone would come to Khutbah one day and listen to what Imam Talal lectures on, it usually has to do with equality or social justice and tolerance. We are all human beings and we should live happily together. We are a very peaceful organization, very accepting and very open to have dialogue,” Hussain said.

Brandeis University severs ties with Palestinian Al Quds University following Nazi-style protest:

Free Beacon  Comes following anti-Israel rally Al Quds held on its campus Brandeis University has ended its long-standing partnership with the Palestinian Al Quds University after the latter school was caught holding an anti-Israel rally on its campus.

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Brandeis, initially declined to distance itself from the Nov. 5 Al Quds rally, which featured students dressed in black military gear and automatic weapons marching on the school’s campus while raising the traditional Nazi salute. The Jewish university’s refusal to condemn the rally when approached last week by the Washington Free Beacon sparked a furious reaction from students, teachers, and pro-Israel activists on campus.

After news of the rally spread through the Jewish and Israeli media, Al Quds publicly lashed out at the Free Beacon and other outlets, labeling them “Jewish extremists.”

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The university is often subjected to vilification campaigns by Jewish extremists with the purpose of discrediting its reputation as a prestigious academic institution with a unique, humane calling,” read a statement issued Sunday night and addressed to Al Quds students.

Al Quds’ statement prompted Brandeis on Monday to officially suspend its partnership with the Palestinian university.

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