Sunday, November 19, 2023

From Ian:

Caroline Glick: What do the Palestinians want?
If there is any ray of hope emanating from the data, it comes in the disparity between the positions of Palestinians in Gaza, and those in Judea and Samaria. Whereas 88% of Palestinians in Judea and Samaria support Hamas, only 60% of Gazans do.

The reason undoubtedly owes to the Israel Defense Forces’ combined forces operation in Gaza. It works out that seeing their homes destroyed and being forced to evacuate dampens somewhat the Gazans’ support for genocide and its perpetrators. The operational and strategic implications for today and into the future from this disparity of views are fairly obvious. The only way to shake their genocidal attitudes is to punish them. The only way to dampen their desire to annihilate the Jewish state is to deny them all hope that genocide will pay.

It is this insight that needs to drive Israeli policy and our society.

Eighty-seven percent of Palestinians said that their belief in peaceful coexistence with Israel decreased after Oct. 7.

Seventy-one percent said that the events of that day increased their support for the utter annihilation of Israel and a Palestine “from the river to the sea.”

Ninety-eight percent said that they are proud to be Palestinians.

All the answers indicate that the Oct. 7 Holocaust convinced them that they were defeating Israel and wouldn’t have to peacefully coexist with it.

To change these attitudes, Israel’s policy shouldn’t be geared towards giving them hope for a state but rather causing them to fear punishment. This, to be sure, is what the much-maligned Israeli right has been arguing all along.

The Palestinians were asked what they thought Hamas’s motivation was for invading Israel and conducting its sadistic slaughter. The answers are notable. A plurality of Palestinians—35%—said the reason for the attack was to “stop violations of Al-Aqsa.” Another 29% said it was to “free Palestine.” And 21% said it was to “break the siege of Gaza.”

“Stop violations of Al-Aqsa” mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is another way of saying “jihad.” Under Islam, there is only justification for temporarily stopping a jihad. A temporary, 10-year hudna, or ceasefire, can be reached if the forces of jihad are too weak to prosecute it. The ceasefire can be extended for additional decades if the weakness is protracted. It may be breached at any time if the jihadists gather the required strength to proceed forward.

When Westerners approach the Palestinians, they do so through the prisms of their own preferences and values, and with a drop (or an ocean) of hostility towards the Jewish state.

Westerners assume that the Palestinians seek a future of prosperity and freedom and peace because that is what they aspire to preserve for themselves. But this isn’t the case—or at least not in the way that Westerners think. The Palestinians want a better life. But their conception of a better life is a life of jihad, of killing infidels. What motivates them is not prosperity but genocide. And this is why their hope needs to be extinguished.

Israelis took the measure of the Palestinians on Oct. 7, and opinions have shifted sharply towards the positions that the Israeli right has advocated on behalf of for more than a generation. The world as a whole would do well to take their measure as well. Actions don’t lie, and neither does the data. The Palestinians are a society unified by their common goal of annihilating Israel. That is who they are. That is what they want.
Biden calls for ‘revitalized PA’ control of Gaza after war
U.S. President Joe Biden outlined on Saturday his administration’s long-term goal of ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “forever,” which includes a “revitalized” Palestinian Authority assuming control of the Gaza Strip after the war and a redoubling of the international community’s efforts towards a two-state solution.

In a Washington Post op-ed titled, “The U.S. won’t back down from the challenge of Putin and Hamas,” Biden emphasized that the “goal should not be simply to stop the [Israel-Hamas] war for today—it should be to end the war forever, break the cycle of unceasing violence, and build something stronger in Gaza and across the Middle East so that history does not keep repeating itself.”

To this end, Biden reiterated his administration’s commitment to a two-state solution, which is “the only way to ensure the long-term security of both the Israeli and Palestinian people. Though right now it may seem like that future has never been further away, this crisis has made it more imperative than ever.”

The U.S. president insisted that “Gaza must never again be used as a platform for terrorism,” and outlined his post-war vision for the enclave and Judea and Samaria.

“There must be no forcible displacement of Palestinians from Gaza, no reoccupation, no siege or blockade, and no reduction in territory. And after this war is over, the voices of Palestinian people and their aspirations must be at the center of post-crisis governance in Gaza….

“As we strive for peace, Gaza and the West Bank should be reunited under a single governance structure, ultimately under a revitalized Palestinian Authority, as we all work toward a two-state solution,” wrote Biden.

In the short term, the American leader stressed his opposition to a ceasefire.

“As Hamas clings to its ideology of destruction, a ceasefire is not peace. To Hamas’s members, every ceasefire is time they exploit to rebuild their stockpile of rockets, reposition fighters and restart the killing by attacking innocents again. An outcome that leaves Hamas in control of Gaza would once more perpetuate its hate and deny Palestinian civilians the chance to build something better for themselves,” he wrote.
Jonathan Tobin: Biden’s dangerous Palestinian state fantasy
It may be hard for many in the West and for liberal Jews to accept, but the incontrovertible evidence of the last century of history has shown that Palestinian nationalism is inextricably tied to a war on Zionism that will not allow any of their leaders to accept even the most favorable two-state solution. The reason is because it involves their having to accept the legitimacy of a Jewish state. That is something that generations of Palestinians have refused to do, no matter where the borders of that Jewish state might be drawn.

Nor have the events of the last six weeks changed any of that. Biden and Friedman’s plans are predicated on an almost religious belief that the Palestinians want peace even though they have rejected it at every point in the last century. It is also a matter of faith in the administration that most Palestinians have nothing to do with Hamas. Yet as a new poll conducted by the Arab World for Research and Development has shown, the residents of the West Bank still support Hamas, even after its atrocities and the calamities it has brought down on its own people. Slightly more than three-quarters of them have a positive view of Hamas, and approximately the same number approve of the terrorist crimes committed on Oct. 7. If Abbas has refused to hold another election in the West Bank since 2005, it is because he believes that Hamas will win. And that belief is backed up by this and virtually every other poll of Palestinian opinion.

Common sense dictates that there is no alternative to Israeli security control in Gaza. Alternatives such as a joint force put together by the Arab nations is a fantasy, as those countries understandably want no part of having to deal with the Palestinians and their intransigent refusal to give up their dream of eradicating Israel. Nor is the United States or any Western nation going to go down that rabbit hole. The only choices are a return to the pre-Oct. 6 situation in which the terrorists run Gaza and have free reign to make good on their promises to repeat their Oct. 7 carnage again and again, or Israeli control.

That might not be what Biden, the foreign-policy establishment and the corporate media that has helped mainstream antisemitism or international opinion want to hear. But it’s the stark truth.

Sadly, there is no “solution” to the conflict between Jews and Arabs over the tiny strip of land between “the river and the sea.” As long as the Arabs are behind Hamas’s mad genocidal war to eliminate Israel, the only answer for the Jewish state is to be strong, defend itself and await a future in which a sea change in Palestinian political culture that will lead them to give up their dream of a Jew-free Palestine achieved by a second Holocaust. Anyone who cares about avoiding more terrorist atrocities and wars must stand behind Israel and against the dangerous delusions of a two-state solution.

Dramatic footage: Hostages led through Shifa Hospital on October 7th
The IDF and the Shin Bet have released footage from October 7th, which shows Hamas terrorists forcefully leading two hostages, Nepalese and Thai citizens, who were abducted from Israel.

In addition, footage from the grounds of Shifa Hospital in Gaza shows military vehicles that were brought from Israel during the massacre.

According to the IDF, these findings prove that Hamas used Shifa Hospital on the day of the massacre as a terrorist infrastructure.

"These findings join the proofs that we previously showed, which prove that the Hamas terror organization constantly and systematically uses the hospital grounds as a base for its terror operations," IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari stated.

In the footage from the hospital on the day of the massacre, October 7th, 2023, between the hours of 10:42 and 11:01 a.m., hostages abducted from Israeli territory are seen surrounded by armed Hamas terrorists. One of the hostages is injured and is being carried on a hospital bed, and the other is walking. The hostages, a Nepalese civilian, and a Thai civilian, in the documentation, are known, and information on the subject has been passed on to the relevant authorities.

David Collier: International media and the Hamas supporting Doctors of Shifa
With every step Israeli soldiers take inside the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, the hysteria of Hamas propaganda goes up a notch. We are presented with a string of doctors talking about incubator babies, corpses being eaten by dogs, a lack of electricity, and medical procedures being performed without drugs.

Tragically western media simply parrots these messages:

Hamas’ finely tuned propaganda system is built upon decades of western media naivety, alongside a collapse of media integrity. When Israel is the subject, it seems as though basic media reporting standards are completely set aside.

Reports about what is happening in Gaza should be treated with similar prudence to those about Moscow at the height of Soviet power. You couldn’t just believe what ‘doctors’ and ‘health ministers’ said to you. The ‘doctor’ could be a loyal ‘party member’ – or not a doctor at all. And in any case, nobody dared speak ill of the Soviet regime or cooperate with the West. Soviet citizens had two basic choices – they did their patriotic duty or paid a price.

The Unclear Motives of the Media
From within Gaza, these ‘doctors’ are issuing ‘end-of-days’ statements in order to inflame public opinion and force a ceasefire. Outside of Gaza, the western media is doing real-world damage by giving their claims legitimacy. Reporters and presenters from the BBC to the New York Times see a man in a medical uniform and mistakenly act as if they are in their local surgery talking to an NHS representative.

People can decide for themselves the motive behind the west’s ‘respected’ media outlets turning themselves into Hamas puppets – but let us take a closer look at some of the doctors they rely on for their news from Shifa hospital.

In the updates on 11 November, CNN reported on ‘heavy bombing in the vicinity of Shifa. The Doctor inside Shifa that fed the CNN this information was Dr Ezz Lulu:

By his own admission Ezz Lulu is not a Doctor, he is a medical student. Nevertheless, some of his posts while working inside Shifa have 20,000+ shares.

Should he graduate one day, he is not the kind of doctor that any of us in the West would recognise. This is what he posted at 9:39am on 7 October – as terrorists were butchering, raping, and massacring Jewish civilians:

And for those in any doubt – a day following the atrocity – the ‘doctor’ that CNN use as a reliable source posted an image of a hang glider:
Israel arrests NBC journalist for inciting terror, glorifying Hamas massacre
A journalist employed by NBC was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of inciting terrorism and identifying with a terrorist organization.

Marwat Al-Azza, a 45-year-old journalist, employed by the NBC television network and living in east Jerusalem, was arrested after four recent posts on her personal Facebook page regarding the October 7 terror attack by Hamas from the Gaza Strip, in which at least 1,200 people were murdered and 240 taken hostage.

The police claim that Al-Azza "arrived ready for arrest," without a mobile phone, and even wrote phone numbers on her leg.

In her investigation, she admitted to what was attributed to her.

"These are very serious offenses during a time of declared war when the respondent lives and makes a living in the same country that is under attack and yet chooses to incite and glorify the horrible acts committed against civilians," a police representative concluded at yesterday's hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court.
The Arab Street has come to America
The old conventional wisdom was that the United States couldn’t be too pro-Israel for fear of inflaming “the Arab street.”

The new conventional wisdom will have to be that we can’t be too pro-Israel for fear of inflaming “the Western street.”

The Arab street, a hoary cliché of commentary on the Middle East for decades, was a reference to public opinion in the Arab countries, with the strong implication that if we offended it, the result would be massive anti-Western demonstrations and perhaps violence.

Well, here we are, with this dynamic playing out throughout the United States and other Western countries.

We have offended the new Arab street within our own societies.

In response, it has lashed out in mass protests, intimidation of Jews, antisemitic chants and graffiti, property damage and anti-patriotic acts and sentiments.

It is hardly the global intifada that speakers at these events call for, but it is significant agitation.

Left-of-center political parties will take it seriously, and the Biden administration — hesitant to speak of antisemitism without reference to fashionable Islamophobia, as well — has already been influenced by it.

The Arab street in the West is not literally Arab, although Muslim immigrants and their children, along with foreign students, are clearly a large component.

Woke young people who come by their anti-Israel views via intersectional politics, along with traditional left-wing and anti-war activists, play a big role, too.

It makes for a noxious mix.

The West’s Arab street mobilized in the immediate aftermath of Oct. 7, before Israel even had the chance to mount any substantial response.

It inveighed against Israel on principle even after an unspeakable pogrom.

Of course, things have only picked up from there.

A week or so ago, more than 300,000 pro-Palestinian protesters marched in London, chanting for the elimination of Israel.

That would be a notable crowd in an Arab capital, but it’s especially remarkable in one of the greatest cities in the Western world.

In a nice touch that, again, one would expect in a country in the Middle East, the protest march ended at the US Embassy.
Israel Is Not a White Imperialist Project: A Toolkit
(4) Palestinians are indigenous to the land whereas Jews are not, hence Palestine should be free from the river to the sea, replacing the state called Israel.

What does indigenous mean?

If it means “we were here first” in a collective sense, then sorry, the Jews were there first and enjoyed sovereignty as a Jewish state (or as an autonomous province in a larger empire) thousands of years before Palestinians had an ethnic identity, let alone a state. And there has never been an ethnic Palestinian state.

If indigenous means “the site where your ethnic culture came into being,” then both the Jews and the Palestinians are indigenous.

But the left uses indigenous here to imply that European Jews had lost their indigeneity because of two thousand years away from Palestine. The Jews were now scattered and indigenous to the lands they inhabited. The early Zionists were thus Polish, Russian, and German. While Jews have always adopted aspects of their surrounding cultures, the core of their identity was formed in the Second Temple era in Judea, and they preserved it through the long night of exile. Try suggesting to a Native American that after five hundred years of European conquest and much forced assimilation they have lost their indigenous status. How would the intersectionalist left respond? There’s no expiry date on indigeneity.

The above analysis should make it clear that calling Israel a European imperial project is simply not true. It may seem true, because the anti-Zionist left takes a handful of facts out of their proper historical context.

Note: None of what I have written covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after 1948 or 1967. And it does not matter that I have not ventured into these waters. Why? Because the anti-Zionists see 1948 as the original sin. Vilifying Israel for the post-1967 “occupation” and construction of settlements in the West Bank does not change the fact that Israel’s founding was legitimate in every respect and according to international law. Condemning anything that has happened since 1967 does not serve the anti-Zionist agenda, which is to undo 1948 because it was a racist endeavor launched by white European imperialists.

If you find yourself arguing with a Woke intersectionalist who is centering Palestine in their “social justice campaign” because that’s what the cool kids are doing, this toolkit will help you prove them wrong. And who knows? Maybe some of them will listen.

New IDF footage reveals part of Hamas’s tunnel network under Shifa Hospital in Gaza
The Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet security agency release new footage showing part of Hamas’s tunnel network underneath Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital, where the terror group is believed to have a main command center.

Clips are published from two separate devices that were lowered into a tunnel entrance discovered by the IDF on Thursday in the Shifa complex.

The tunnel shaft had been located on the hospital grounds under a canopy, where IDF troops had also found a Hamas pickup truck with weapons in it, similar to those used by the terror group in the October 7 attacks.

The new videos show that the tunnel shaft has a winding staircase from around three meters deep, continuing down for another seven meters until it reaches part of the tunnel network. The tunnel continues for five meters, before turning to the right and continuing for another 50 meters.

At the end of the tunnel, the footage reveals a blast door with what the IDF says is a gunhole for Hamas to shoot through.

“This type of door is used by the Hamas terror organization to block the ability of our forces to enter the organization’s headquarters and underground assets,” the IDF says.

“The findings prove beyond all doubt that buildings in the hospital complex are used as infrastructure for the Hamas terror organization, for terror activity. This is further proof of the cynical use that the Hamas terror organization makes of the residents of the Gaza Strip as a human shield for its murderous terror activities,” the IDF adds.

The IDF and Shin Bet say they are continuing to operate at Shifa to expose Hamas’s tunnel network in the area.
The truth about the Shifa Hospital
The IDF has been telling the world the truth about the Shifa Hospital.

The operation is ongoing and is being conducted carefully, all in order to locate and dismantle Hamas infrastructure in the hospital.

Still don’t believe us? See for yourselves the evidence

Terrorist Tunnel Exposed Underneath the Shifa Hospital
IDF and ISA forces revealed a significant 55-meter-long terrorist tunnel, 10 meters underneath the Shifa Hospital complex during an intelligence-based operation.

The tunnel entrance contains various defense mechanisms, such as a blast-proof door and a firing hole, in an attempt by Hamas to block Israeli forces from entering.

We are continuing to uncover the route of the terrorist tunnel and other Hamas terrorist infrastructure in the area.

Report: Israel-Hamas hostage deal close
Israel and Hamas are close to a U.S.-brokered agreement that would see dozens of women and children held hostage in Gaza freed in exchange for a five-day pause in fighting, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.

The newspaper said that under the terms of the six-page agreement, the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas would cease combat while “an initial 50 or more hostages are released in smaller batches every 24 hours.” The exact number to be released is not clear.

Hamas took some 240 Israelis hostage during its Oct. 7 assault on the northwestern Negev, during which it murdered 1,200 people and wounded more than 5,000.

The temporary ceasefire would be monitored by overhead surveillance to ensure compliance, according to the report. The pause in combat is also intended to allow for more humanitarian aid, including fuel, to enter the Strip from Egypt via the Rafah Crossing.

U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson tweeted in response to the report that there was “no deal yet but we continue to work hard to get a deal.”

A Biden administration told the Washington Post that “we’ve made some progress recently and have been working hard to advance this, but it remains a volatile situation.”

The framework of an agreement was hashed out during weeks of talks in Doha, Qatar, between Israel, the United States and Hamas, represented by Qatari mediators, according to the report.

On Saturday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed “a lot of incorrect reports” regarding a deal during a lengthy joint press conference at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv alongside Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and minister-without-portfolio in the War Cabinet Benny Gantz.

Asked about a potential deal for the release of some 50 hostages in exchange for a three-day truce first reported on Wednesday by Reuters, Netanyahu said that “there was no deal on the table.”

Daniel Greenfield: A Ceasefire Deal With Hamas Would Be a Mistake

Israel’s interior minister backs death penalty for terrorists

The Final Conversation Between a Father and Son

10 Clues The Hospital You're At Is Actually A Hamas Base
These days, it can be hard to tell if the hospital you're at is also a staging ground for Islamist terrorists to commit mass murder! We at the Babylon Bee have assembled a list of ten subtle clues to help you discern if the hospital you're at is actually a Hamas base:
1. The doctors break out in cheers when someone dies: Not a good start.
2. The ambulance has a .50-cal machine gun mounted on top: It does clear traffic, but in a very Hamas-y manner.
3. The hospital offers to waive your bill if you strap on this cool vest: To be fair, we're told they do keep their word.
4. The gift shop sells "I'm sorry you've been taken hostage" balloons: Uh-oh.
5. The sound of small arms fire keeps coming from the Cancer Ward: Very unorthodox, those Hamas cancer treatments.
6. You got lost on the way to the cafeteria and ended up in an underground tunnel filled with rocket launchers: Not good!
7. The pediatric unit is labeled the "Human Shield Ward": Strong terrorist vibes.
8. The intake nurse checks your temperature, pulse, and circumcision status: Yikes.
9. The surgical assistant is a goat: And oh no, he's wearing Hamas' little green headband!
10. None of the doctors are Jewish: Pretty much a dead giveaway.

Spotting Hamas bases inside hospitals can be tough, but keep your eyes peeled for these hints!

Eve Barlow: Rape is not resistance
Ladies of the international realm, let me ask you: What is the purpose of hiding these atrocities? Is it perhaps the case that the feminists of the world would rather hide them for the greater good of eradicating the Jews? Is that what’s at the heart of this? Because pray do tell me what happens when the Caliphate takes over the West and every woman, Jew or not, is fair game for the jihadists? Will that also be righteous resistance?

Before these new harrowing details emerged, I wrote an open letter some weeks ago. It was actually intended initially as a personal letter to one feminist who was expressing deplorable antisemitic rhetoric online. And yet it was clear to me that there was no conversation to be had there, so instead I published the letter as one addressing all white women, and I put it on Instagram. It was widely shared, and I wound up making an appearance on Sky News to discuss it.

I will re-share it here tonight:
Dear white feminists:

On October 7th, our lives changed beyond recognition. I will preface this by telling you that among all the various hats I wear the main one I wear, that I have worn proudly my entire life, is that I am a Jew. Because I am a Jew and a woman, I am also a feminist. We are born matriarchs.

On October 7th, there was a genocide in Southern Israel and over 1400 people were not just murdered but butchered in unimaginable ways. Women raped so violently their pelvises broke. Babies kidnapped. Elderly holocaust survivors killed and/or taken hostage. One baby was burned alive in an oven while the baby’s mother was being tortured in the same home, smelling the flesh of her newborn on fire. Entire kibbutzim were virtually wiped out. Is that ethnic cleansing? Or does it not count because Jews don’t count? There is absolutely no justification and no “context” for these acts of extreme violence. These are crimes against humanity. And now we find ourselves attempting to get our men, women and children back, and we’re told that our actions are wrong.

Your silence on these matters has made me question the purpose of your advocacy. I believe in free speech. You all have the freedom to say whatever you want. You, much like many other people who have jobs to do and expertise in specific fields, don’t seem to be using your platforms for feminism right now. Instead you’re using them to spread disinformation about a topic that doesn’t affect you, and that we Jews, and yes Zionist Jews (the vast majority of Jews), are expert in. “Free Palestine” seems to have become by and large the sole focus of all of your work. Many of you have driven your readers to raise money for “Gaza relief”, but do you know that Hamas – a terrorist regime – intercepts every little aid supply that finds its way into Gaza?

I’d like to point a few things as someone who knows exactly who they are and what they are talking about.

1/ There will be no ceasefire until Gaza is free from Hamas, and all 240+ of our hostages returned. To suggest any other course of action is “moral” is dishonest.

2/ There is not a single international law that Israel has broken in a defensive war that sets out to disarm and destroy Hamas; a terror regime who have built their entire society above a bunker of terror. It’s easy to make false allegations about war crimes, genocide and ethnic cleansing, and requires far more space and detail to unpick those bad faith accusations; accusations made with the impact of outrageous and irresponsibly used slogans. All of the accusations are in bad faith. I can refute anything you want to accuse Israel of.

However I’ve come to learn that many of you prefer to label Jews “trolls” and block us. Or you defer to your pick-me Jews who bend over backwards to accommodate your worldview, instead of ours. Burden of proof is on you to prove me wrong.

3/ There is no occupation. Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005. Since then it has been controlled by Hamas - and the Palestinians have been subjugated by the autocracy of an Iranian-funded ISIS-style outpost. Hamas don’t care about Palestinians. In fact they hate Jews far more than they care for their own. Israel cares more about the Palestinians than Hamas. Ask the Palestinians who live within Israel’s borders. I can send some your way if you’d like them to tell you about their support of the IDF’s mission at this time. The support by Israeli Arabs for this war is an overwhelming majority.

4/ Israel is not a colonialist project. It is the indigenous homeland of the Jews who have had a constant presence in the land for thousands of years. The Jews can trace their indigenous rights back farther than any other people on earth. If anyone colonised Israel, it was every single nation who ruled it between Jewish majorities: from the Hellenistic Greeks to the Ottoman Empire to the British who ruled the Mandate of Palestine before 1948.

5/ Antisemitism is one word. No hyphen, as many of you spell it. It is defined by Jews. Nobody else. As white women, would you be comfortable to talk over Black people defining racial micro-aggressions; would you be comfortable if a straight person defined homophobia for you; would you think it appropriate if an SA survivor was told she was not experiencing misogyny as she was being gaslit and victim-shamed? No you wouldn’t. Why do you feel comfortable doing this to Jews?

Your advocacy IS antisemitic. You spread libel about the Jewish state. The only Jewish country in existence. And you call for a Free Palestine; from the river to the sea. Which is itself a racist and genocidal chant, demanding the ethnic cleansing of Jews. Antisemitism is a trick of the mind and it is akin to a mental disease. It is the original conspiracy theory. I can unpick this for you if you’re willing to trust an expert. I can also show you the historic ties between Palestinian Nationalism and Nazism. I can demonstrate to you how Hamas via their sloganeering and propaganda and their tragic and selfish appropriating of every single social justice cause has been an intentional and genius tactic to pick up where Goebbels left off. You are falling into the trap.

I see your ensnarement every time I have to watch my peers, my friends, my family be attacked in the most obscene way with the most ridiculous assertions. All of you point to the dead children of Gaza, and demand to know many Palestinian babies we want to kill! How many will be enough for us, personally. Do you see Jews and believe the age old trope that we are Christ killers? It sure seems that way, as you gobble up figures and “facts” disseminated to the worldwide media by Hamas; a worldwide media that was ready to accept that Israel bombed a hospital only a few weeks ago, and later had to apologize for their fatal error. We saw you show not an ounce of concern for the Jewish children slaughtered. You asked to see proof of their beheadings. You ask for no such proof from terrorists.

I want to inform you that Zionism is - again - a concept defined by Jews for Jews. Zionism is a simple belief in Jewish survival. It is the right for Jewish people to self-determine in our homeland. Do you care about our indigenous rights, or only everyone else’s? As feminists I’m sure the parallels between feminism and Zionism would be of interest to you. Those parallels are extraordinary and stunning. And the DARVO tactics used against Israel, Zionists and Jews by people spouting antizionist rhetoric and who victim-blame and gaslight with the ferocity and volume that you’ve all displayed are - once again - a frightening parallel.

The October 7 massacre was the most atrocious day of Jewish experience since the Holocaust. You feminist influencers are spreading Hamas propaganda that in itself will help to enable and drive up antisemitism all over the world, and further endanger not just Israel’s efforts to thwart Hamas, but the West’s efforts against Islamic fundamentalism.

I am a Zionist. A proud Jew. A survivor who continues to survive. There is nothing remotely depraved about my fight to persevere over terror. Join us, or go to hell.
Remains found of 12-year-old girl burned alive by Hamas
The remains of a 12-year-old Israeli girl, burned alive alongside her twin brother and great-aunt in the Oct. 7 Hamas onslaught on southwestern Israel, have been identified by archaeologists sifting through the rubble, family members said on Sunday.

Liel Hetzroni was murdered, together with her twin brother Yanai and their 73-year-old great-aunt Ayala, in the attack on Kibbutz Be’eri after they were taken hostage by Palestinian terrorists, who were then engaged in a firefight with Israeli security forces.

The twins had been raised by their grandfather’s sister after their single-parent mother suffered brain damage immediately following their C-section birth due to a tragic hospital mistake.

Their grandfather Aviya was also killed in the attack on the kibbutz.

Family members held a symbolic, funeral at a temporary resting place at Kibbutz Revivim last Wednesday, burying Liel’s belongings since her remains had not yet been identified.

The family said Sunday that they will inter her remains at her home kibbutz—which is currently a closed military zone—when the survivors of the terrorist rampage are allowed to return.

About 10% of the 1,000 members of Be’eri, facing the Gaza Strip, were murdered during the assault. Overall, more than 1,200 people, mostly civilians, were killed, and some 240 others were kidnapped in the onslaught.

Kibbutz Nir Oz, where Hamas’ mass terror attack became personal
For 12 hours on Oct. 7, as Hamas terrorists rampaged through Kibbutz Nir Oz, Natali Yohanan and her young family cowered in their tiny safe room. As they received heartbreaking text messages from desperate relatives and friends, who were later found murdered and tortured, or not found at all – close to a quarter of the kibbutz’s residents were kidnapped to Gaza – the Yohanans had quite a different, but no less terrifying, experience.

From behind the closed steel door of their shelter, the family listened as Palestinians, seemingly from the nearby villages in Gaza, ransacked their home, stealing valuables – including personal items – but not before preparing a hearty meal in their kitchen and taking a long rest while watching TV in their living room.

“I heard the cheerful voice of a young woman, there were two men with her, and she asked them if they were hungry. Then I heard the fridge opening and closing and she started heating up food that I had cooked,” recalled Yohanan, 37, an English teacher. “We knew she was cooking because we could smell the food.”

According to Yohanan, the group of Palestinians hung around for hours, lounging on the couch, watching her TV – switching Netflix into Arabic – all the while trying to coax the family out of the safe room by switching off its electricity, rapping on the door and banging on the window outside.

“We heard everything,” said Yohanan, whose husband understands Arabic. She described how she also listened as the woman entered her bedroom, rummaged around through her private possessions, and stole her jewelry, make-up, clothes, shoes and even her underwear.

“It was so humiliating to hear her move around in there,” added Yohanan. “It felt very intimate.”

Out of the more than 20 communities brutally attacked on Oct. 7, Kibbutz Nir Oz, which sits less than two miles from the Gaza border in southern Israel, was one of the worst to be hit. With more than 100 of its 427 members either murdered or held hostage in Gaza, the lengthy attack, which saw more than half of the homes burned to the ground, felt both intimate and personal, survivors of the massacre recalled to journalists this week.

Some 160 remaining members of the kibbutz are now staying in the Red Sea Hotel in Eilat, a usually relaxing and luxurious resort that has been turned into a safe refuge as the community tries to recuperate and piece its life back together.

“I know this looks like an innocent hotel lobby, but this is the place where we sit and cry,” Irit Lahav, who has become the kibbutz’s de facto spokesperson, said as she showed journalists around. “In the beginning, they sent us clowns and singers to cheer us up, but it did not work for us. There is too much sadness here.”

Lahav, who was born on the kibbutz, said that nearly everyone “has a relative or close friend who was murdered or kidnapped.”

Founded in 1958, Nir Oz is famous for its Nirlat paint company and also for its perfectly manicured botanical garden, which before Oct. 7 boasted more than 900 varieties of trees, plants, and flowers. A once traditional kibbutz, where children lived together in dormitories, the members – many of whom work in agriculture – continue to eat the bulk of their meals together in the dining room, even as the children now live at home with their parents.

The Israel Guys: CONFRONTING RADICALS: What America Can Learn From Israel (Official Documentary)
This new 30-minute film exposes the radical leftist plan to transform the USA and reveals what America can learn from the Jewish State’s enduring commitment to freedom and Biblical morality. Based on David Rubin’s book by the same name, “Confronting Radicals” will be playing in select synagogues and churches throughout the United States.

All proceeds of this film directly support the Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund (SICF)

House Dem leader Hakeem Jeffries condemns DSA after pro-Palestinian org targets him with ‘racist’ watermelon ad

Australia imposes new sanctions on Hamas supporters in response to terror attacks
The Australian Government, under the leadership of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Penny Wong, has decisively responded to the terror attacks by Hamas on October 7, 2023. This response entails imposing counter-terrorism financing sanctions on eight individuals and one entity associated with Hamas, targeting members, operatives, and financial facilitators, including a currency exchange owner.

Historical context of sanctions
These sanctions build upon Australia's history of action against Hamas, starting in 2001 with initial sanctions against the group. Since then, sanctions have extended to six more entities and three persons linked to Hamas. The Australian Government affirmed, "Sanctioning and publicly listing these additional eight persons and one entity for terrorism financing demonstrates that they are actively engaged in the support and facilitation of terrorism."]The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomed this decision, with its Executive Director Dr. Colin Rubenstein stating, "We welcome this action and see it as a first step."

AIJAC's response comes after urging the Australian Government to align with the United Kingdom and the United States in sanctioning Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad under Australia's autonomous sanctions framework.

In addition to the sanctions, AIJAC has pressed for further action against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Rubenstein emphasized, "Ultimately, both of these organisations [Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad] are financed, armed and controlled by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC." He argues for the listing of IRGC as a terrorist organization under Australia's Criminal Code, following a Senate Committee's recommendation in February.

Highlighting the severity of the situation, Rubenstein added, "Hamas is a genocidal terrorist movement...and its role in the attacks should have been condemned by the world." He also pointed out the humanitarian crisis, stating, "They are still holding 240 hostages – which include women, babies and the elderly."

‘Wonka’ Faces Boycott Calls Over Timothée Chalamet’s SNL Skit Mocking Hamas
Social media users are calling on people to boycott the upcoming Wonka film over actor Timothée Chalamet’s recent Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit, which makes a joke referencing the Palestinian terror group Hamas.

In the SNL skit, the three members of the comedy group Please Don’t Destroy try to convince Chalamet — playing an aspiring musician — not to jump off a building to his death. In doing so, they say they will support his music on social media, until they learn that his band is called “Hamas,” pronounced “Hay-mus.”

Guitar icon Eric Clapton releases new song accompanied by Gaza imagery

Moment Just Stop Oil activists are carried away by police as they join sit-in with pro-Palestine protesters at Waterloo station

Ohio man, 20, is arrested for 'LYING that he'd been victim of anti-Palestinian attack which saw him struck by car': Cops say he'd had fight with his brother

Tel Aviv University Expert: Antisemitism on U.S. Campuses Begins with Hating America

Tennessee college newspaper editor resigns after uproar over profile about student with friends in Israel

Student who was convicted for egging the King brags about their crime before going on 'anti-Semitic' rant comparing Israel, US and UK to 'Nazi Germany'

Daniel Greenfield: The Most Pro-Hamas Presidential Candidate Blamed Black Antisemitism on Israel Being Mean to Hamas
Cornel West, Marxist, 9/11 Truther, Hamas supporter, took his 2024 presidential bid outside the Green Party because apparently it just wasn’t evil enough.

And is currently attacking Senator Bernie Sanders as insufficiently supportive of Hamas.

West called Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), another popular progressive in Congress, “window dressing at worst, and, at best, people to appeal to every four years.”

“But the Democratic Party is beyond redemption at this point when it comes to seriously speaking to the needs of poor and working people,” West maintained.

Nothing says appealing to the needs of “poor and working people” like supporting Hamas.

Discover the Networks, a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, recently updated its profile of Cornel West. And its shows that Cornel West has been playing this game for a long time.

In “Black Anti-Semitism and the Rhetoric of Resentment,” a 1992 article that West wrote for Michael Lerner’s Tikkun, he blamed black anti-Semitism on, among other things, “the [Israeli] occupation of the West Bank and Gaza”

Yes, I can’t help but think that’s exactly where black antisemitism originates from.

The Cornel West profile is one of the many profiles of leftist radicals and extremists destroying America at Discover the Networks.

Erdogan: Israel will soon be destroyed

IDF: Ship hijacked by Houthis on Red Sea not Israeli

The Ethnic Cleansing of Jews within Muslim Countries
The Silent Exodus -

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0:00 - Intro
4:07 - The Jews of Yemen
7:17 - Jews of Iran
8:40 - Babylonian Jews
11:25 - Jews of Morocco

Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame speaks up for Hamas captive

Herzog’s message of support to the Jewish people: Watch
Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Sunday delivered a message to the Jewish people worldwide, amid an uptick in global antisemitism due to Israel’s war against Hamas. Below is the text of the message:
The Hamas massacre in southern Israel has forced us to confront a kind of evil that was not supposed to exist in the modern world. We must be very clear: This is not only a war between Israel and Hamas. Israel may be fighting on the ground, but it is fighting the battle of the entire civilized world. We are determined to stand up to this evil.

Sisters and brothers, outside my window here in Jerusalem, I see an Israel that is thriving in spite of it all. As I speak, our sons and daughters in uniform are on the frontlines fighting to protect us. Israelis of every background are showing up for each other in remarkable ways. Jewish communities across the world are mobilizing with unprecedented energy. I receive offers of support and solidarity from every corner of the globe. Kol Yisrael Areyvim Ze Laze. Israel is here for you, and you are here for Israel.

In the wake of the massacres, we have seen a terrifying surge of antisemitism throughout the world: Stars of David painted on homes in France. Families in London removing mezuzas for fear of attack. Hateful demonstrations. An elderly Jewish protester killed in Los Angeles. This fact has exposed the close link between antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment.

This is the time to hold fast to our values and to our truth. It takes courage and moral clarity to stand up to it. We will emerge stronger, I’m sure of it, and I send you a warm message, brothers and sisters all over the world, from the President’s Residence in our eternal capital, Jerusalem. Am Yisrael Chai.

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