Wednesday, November 29, 2023

11/29 Links Pt1: The Red Cross has Jewish blood on its hands- and it couldn't care less; Hamas claims Bibas family killed in Gaza

From Ian:

Seth Mandel: Yes, Hamas Can Be Destroyed
The other idea put forth as a reason for Hamas’s unbeatability is Palestinian nationalism. “I understand the desire to destroy the Hamas apparatus, but I just don’t think it’s doable,” Benjamin Friedman, policy director at the realist think tank Defense Priorities, told the Christian Science Monitor. “If you envision any degree of Palestinian self-rule, then I think some version of Hamas 2.0 remains in power.”

Except Hamas’s belief system isn’t a Palestinian nationalism compatible with Palestinian self-rule, as counterintuitive as that may seem. That’s because Hamas self-rule requires Israel’s destruction.

The terror group made a big show in 2017 of revising its founding charter. The resulting document moved the group’s ideology away from an obsession with jihad and Jews to one that only referred to those topics euphemistically. The entire point, it seems, was actually to give Western apologists an excuse to pretend Hamas endorsed the two-state solution, thereby making it a legitimate representative of Palestinian nationalism.

That passage reads: “without compromising its rejection of the Zionist entity and without relinquishing any Palestinian rights, Hamas considers the establishment of a fully sovereign and independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital along the lines of the 4th of June 1967, with the return of the refugees and the displaced to their homes from which they were expelled, to be a formula of national consensus.”

As is clearly stated, Hamas will accept (or claims that it will) a Palestinian state along the 1967 lines and with right of return of all descendants of Palestinian refugees to Israel, merely as a step toward reclaiming all the land—most of which is intended to be accomplished with the influx of millions of Palestinians claiming a right to kick Jews out of their homes.

It is an explicitly genocidal doctrine, repeating its intention to erase “Zionism” “from the river to the sea.” Now, genocide is, I suppose, an idea. It may even be a powerful one. But the Allies didn’t rationalize away the need to defeat those who embraced that same idea in World War II and to liberate Europe from the Nazis by fretting that fascist thought could never be fully eradicated.

Yes, Hamas can be defeated. Yes, Israel and the West possess the capabilities to do this. And yes, it has been done before. The final ingredient is national will—and that part is up to Israel and Israel alone.
Ricahrd Hanania: Israel Must Crush Palestinian Hopes
The problem with hampering the Israeli war effort through appeals to human rights norms is that it simply ensures that the conflict continues indefinitely into the future. Are Palestinians being well served right now? Would living under occupation for another 75 years do them good? The way I see it, for Israel to survive there will have to be separation between the two sides at some point, and it would be better for it to happen now than later.

During and after the Second World War, Japan and Germany saw their governments destroyed, and the political ideology that the previous regime had relied on in each country extinguished. Both peoples were better off for it in the end. I think the next generation of Uyghurs will be some of the most loyal members of the Chinese Communist Party. This is a less hopeful example since Chinese totalitarianism is bad, unlike liberal democracy. But it shows that when people are given no other options they adjust to their new reality.

Right now, it’s hard to imagine Palestinians giving up their political dreams. But the idea that Japan would become a pacifist society content to manufacture electronics and watch anime while renouncing all geopolitical ambitions must have seemed just as improbable in early 1945. What ended World War II wasn’t the two atomic bombs that the US dropped, as Japan still had the capability to go on fighting. It was knowledge that there would be a third, a fourth, and a fifth if it didn’t surrender. If there was a way Israel could guarantee with 100% certainty that it wouldn’t stop until Hamas was destroyed, I think Palestinian resistance would decline. As things stand, there’s still a good deal of hope out there that Western pressure will eventually force Israel to stop short of regime change in Gaza. In which case, we would simply find ourselves in the same situation as before October 7.

Unlike the Palestinians, Japan already had a state, so in this case moving on means trying to make Gazans into refugees, in many cases not for the first time of course. This will be tough for one or two generations, but eventually lead to a more humane outcome for all involved. Right now, even Westerners seem outraged by the idea of population transfer. One might ask why in every other conflict in the world, we consider it a self-evidently good thing to get civilians out of war zones. What’s special about this particular conflict is the attachment that Arabs and Westerners feel to the cause of Palestine. But it’s an evil cause, which clearly emphasizes hating Jews more than making its own people better off.

As long as hope for a two-state solution exists, the idea of reducing the Palestinian population in the region conflicts with larger political goals. Gazans themselves, living off of international charity and romanticized as warriors, feel no urgency to call for their leaders to let them leave or demand that the rest of the world welcome them in. The end of the Palestinian cause would reduce the terrorist threat inherent in accepting people from Gaza as refugees and make other countries potentially more welcoming.

Eventually, I think that we can get to a place where emptying Gaza becomes seen as a realistic option both within and outside the region. But it will require Israel to extinguish all hopes of Palestinian statehood first. The US can be useful here by continuing to provide support to Israel, refraining from putting pressure on it on humanitarian grounds, and trying to incentivize other nations to accept Palestinians as refugees.
The Red Cross has Jewish blood on its hands- and it couldn't care less
In the second movie of the hugely popular Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow is told that a moment will come when he has the chance to do the right thing. Sparrow’s response? “I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.”

That is apparently how the Red Cross feels about the opportunity to do anything to help innocent Jewish children and old women, let alone the other hostages.

Under the hostage deal between Israel and the Hamas terrorist organization, the Red Cross was supposed to be able to visit the Israeli hostages who have been held in Gaza for nearly two months. The original date for the end of the ceasefire has passed and it has been extended, and still not a single visit to a hostage has occurred.

The Red Cross did not even try. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his government that the agreement allowed the Red Cross to visit the hostages, the organization did not spring into action. It did not demand that Hamas fulfill its obligations under the deal, let alone under international law. It did not put any pressure on Hamas. Instead it equivocated, questioning whether the deal really allowed for the organization to do the job it was supposedly created to do.

When the family of Elma Avraham, one of the hostages released this week, attempted to give the Red Cross the medication she needed so she could receive proper medical care while in Hamas captivity, the Red Cross refused them outright.

Elma, who is 84, had to be hospitalized in serious condition when she was returned. According to her daughter Tal Amano, she had a body temperature of just 82 degrees Fahrenheit and a heartrate of just 40 beats per minute.

The Avraham family’s pleas were repeatedly rejected, with one Red Cross official asking: “Again you came with her package of medications?”

Lt. Col. Richard Hecht: We're Not at War with Gaza
Despite the operational pause, Israel is at war.

This is not a war of our choosing. On October 7th, Hamas violated an existing ceasefire, and massacred over 1200 Israelis, torturing and raping some of their victims. Hundreds more were kidnapped to Gaza, in some cases after watching their family members coldly executed.

We have vowed to dismantle Hamas’ political and military capabilities so they aren’t able to threaten Israeli citizens in the future. We’re at war with Hamas to accomplish those goals and bring our hostages home.

The war is with Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza. It is not with the regular Palestinian civilians who have been living under oppressive Hamas rule for 16 years.

A war fought in urban areas against a terror organization that deliberately uses its own civilians as human shields is complicated. For Gazan civilians, there are tragic consequences of Hamas’ strategy which the IDF is trying to mitigate.

To that end, we’ve been facilitating the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza - and ensuring that it is getting to the people who need it.

This aid has three main objectives:
Mitigate the humanitarian consequences of the war
Get aid to the civilians of Gaza
Prevent the exploitation of Gazans as human shields

The Humanitarian Situation Before October 7th

Goods, power, and water were all flowing to Gaza from Israel before the October 7th massacre.
There was an open transfer of goods with approximately 500 trucks per day crossing from Israel into Gaza.
About 18,500 Gazan civilians crossed into Israel to work for salaries 3.5X greater than the average in Gaza.
90% of Gaza’s water was self-sourced and another 8% was provided by Israel via 3 water lines.
Israel provided Gaza with 120 Mw of electricity via 10 power lines.

This infrastructure was severely damaged by Hamas during its attack on Israel on Oct 7th.

Nine out of the ten power lines were damaged, as were two of the three water lines.

Hamas terrorists also destroyed the Erez Crossing, one of the two crossings between Gaza and Israel where goods and people flowed in and out.
Netanyahu: ‘No way’ we will agree to end war against Hamas
Jerusalem will not give up on its goal to destroy Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, amid rumors the terrorist organization offered to release all hostages held in Gaza in exchange for an end to the Israel Defense Forces operation.

“There is no way we are not going back to fight to the end. This is my policy, the entire Cabinet stands behind it, the entire government stands behind it, the soldiers stand behind it, the people stand behind it—this is exactly what we will do,” said Netanyahu.

“From the beginning of the war, I set three goals: the elimination of Hamas, the return of all our hostages, and to ensure that Gaza will never again be a threat to Israel. These three goals remain,” the premier said.

“Over the last few days, I’ve heard a question: When this phase of returning our hostages is exhausted, will Israel return to fighting? My answer is an unequivocal yes,” he added.

On Tuesday afternoon, Army Radio Arab Affairs Correspondent Jacky Hugi reported on a proposal from Hamas to release all approximately 165 hostages still held captive, including IDF soldiers, in return for an indefinite end to Israel’s operation against the terrorist group.
Hamas seeks to extend ceasefire by four more days
The Israeli government has received the list of 10 hostages to be released by Hamas on Wednesday.

Their return to Israel will mark the sixth daily hostage release since a ceasefire agreement with the terror group went into effect on Nov. 24. The hostages’ families have been notified.

Additionally, two hostages with Russian citizenship will be freed on Wednesday in a gesture of “appreciation” to President Vladimir Putin, Kan News reported.

The announcement was made by Mousa Abu Marzouk, a senior member of the Hamas politburo.

It was unclear if the pair are also Israeli citizens. Israeli-Russian Roni Krivoi was released on Sunday following a request by Putin. He is the only Israeli man to be freed as part of the temporary ceasefire agreement reached on Nov. 24.

Sixty Israeli women and children have been freed over the course of the initial four-day ceasefire and first day of an extension agreed to on Monday, along with 17 Thais and one Filipino.

Noralin Babadill, a dual Israel-Filipino national freed on Tuesday night, is undergoing medical evaluation at a hospital in Tel Aviv.

Eight of the Israelis released on Tuesday were taken to Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan. Two other former captives were taken to Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital).

Itai Pessach, who directs Sheba’s children’s hospital, described them as “a group of extraordinary women who endured the hardships of their captivity in a remarkable fashion.”

He said that several of the women had pre-existing medical conditions, and that some suffered injuries either during their abduction on Oct. 7 or during their more than 50 days in captivity.
Qatar seeks deal for all Israeli captives, as 12 more leave Gaza
The attorneys of several Israeli Arab detainees informed the Israeli State Attorney’s Office and Justice Ministry on Wednesday that their clients refuse to be included in a prisoner release deal with Hamas.

On Monday, Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office released a list of 50 female prisoners in Israeli jails that would be added to the 150 prisoners slated for release as part of a prisoner-exchange deal with Hamas.

Of those 50, 22 were Israeli Arabs arrested after Oct. 7 for online incitement in support of the terror group and its surprise attack on Israel, in which 1,200 Israelis, mostly civilians, were killed and 240 were taken hostage.

The Israeli decision sparked opposition on Tuesday from the Ra’am and Hadash-Ta’al parties, along with the Arab Higher Monitoring Committee, an unofficial group comprising Israeli Arab Knesset members and local Arab council heads.

They argued that including Israeli Arabs in a deal with Hamas is undesirable as it gives the Gaza-based terror group a role within Israel’s Arab population.

“It is very serious that the government gives Hamas ownership over Israeli Arab citizens in order to include them in transactions of this type,” said Arab political figures, according to Channel 12.
White House: IDF op in southern Gaza must be ‘different’ than in north

White House reiterates Biden’s support for Israel's war against Hamas amid confusion over tweet
For several hours on Tuesday night, a tweet from President Joe Biden’s campaign account put observers of the Israel-Hamas war on high alert. The three sentences came from a speech Biden gave on Saturday about the hostage releases.

But read on their own, it was unclear to many whether Biden was outlining a policy shift — and whether he was, for the first time, embracing progressive activists’ calls for a ceasefire.

“Hamas unleashed a terrorist attack because they fear nothing more than Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in peace,” the tweet read. “To continue down the path of terror, violence, killing, and war is to give Hamas what they seek. We can’t do that.”

A senior journalist with the Middle East news publication Al-Monitor said Biden “essentially endorse[d] a ceasefire” with the tweet, arguing that he was “reject[ing] ‘path of war.’” One far-left activist called it a “major shift in tone.”

But a senior Biden administration official told Jewish Insider that the White House’s support for Israel and its military campaign against Hamas remains unwavering, and that “this is not a change in policy,” noting that it came from a longer speech.

“The president continues to strongly believe that Israel has every right to defend itself from an active terrorist threat. We have seen Hamas officials say publicly that they want to try to commit the atrocities of October 7 again and again,” the official said. “As the president has said many times, Israel has every right and even the responsibility to protect its citizens from an active terrorist threat, so the president continues to strongly stand with Israel as it defends itself from Hamas.”

The quote in the tweet came from remarks Biden delivered last week after Hamas had released its first round of hostages in the ongoing, several-day humanitarian pause in fighting. The passage came at the end of a section reiterating Biden’s support for a two-state solution.

“He meant that we can’t lose hope for peace, ultimately, in the region, that it’s still incredibly important that we continue to lay the groundwork for, and create the conditions for, a lasting peace, and that involves a two-state solution,” the senior administration official told JI on Tuesday night.

And, the official added, the lines that were quoted in the tweet were “a reference to how Hamas does not want peace.” A two-state solution will not be possible with Hamas ruling Gaza, the official noted.

“We want this to be the last war, and we recognize that, for that to happen, Hamas can’t be the governing authority,” the senior official said. “They have to be out of power, because if you have Hamas in power, you’re likely to have another conflict.”

Israel receives list of next 10 Hamas hostages to be freed
The Israeli government has received the list of 10 hostages to be released by Hamas on Wednesday.

Their return to Israel will mark the sixth daily hostage release since a ceasefire agreement with the terror group went into effect on Nov. 24. The hostages’ families have been notified.

Additionally, two hostages with Russian citizenship will be freed on Wednesday in a gesture of “appreciation” to President Vladimir Putin, Kan News reported.

The announcement was made by Mousa Abu Marzouk, a senior member of the Hamas politburo.

It was unclear if the pair are also Israeli citizens. Israeli-Russian Roni Krivoi was released on Sunday following a request by Putin. He is the only Israeli man to be freed as part of the temporary ceasefire agreement reached on Nov. 24.

Sixty Israeli women and children have been freed over the course of the initial four-day ceasefire and first day of an extension agreed to on Monday, along with 17 Thais and one Filipino.

Noralin Babadill, a dual Israel-Filipino national freed on Tuesday night, is undergoing medical evaluation at a hospital in Tel Aviv.

Eight of the Israelis released on Tuesday were taken to Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan. Two other former captives were taken to Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital).

Itai Pessach, who directs Sheba’s children’s hospital, described them as “a group of extraordinary women who endured the hardships of their captivity in a remarkable fashion.”

He said that several of the women had pre-existing medical conditions, and that some suffered injuries either during their abduction on Oct. 7 or during their more than 50 days in captivity.
Two Israeli-Russian hostages freed after 54 days in Hamas captivity

Israeli Arab detainees refuse to be included in prisoner release deal

Hamas claims three members of Bibas family killed in Gaza

Bibas family relative pleads for their release, including baby Kfir

'She was a happy, noisy kid... now she whispers': Father of freed Irish-Israeli hostage Emily Hand reveals trauma of spending her ninth birthday running from missile strikes in Gaza

Released Hamas hostage Emily Hand ‘afraid to speak louder than a whisper’
Sky News host Sharri Markson says the world is now hearing of the “horrific conditions” hostages are being kept in by Hamas terrorists.

“We’re starting to hear just how horrific the conditions were for the Israeli hostages who were held captive by Hamas, one little girl who has now been released is nine-year-old Emily Hand,” Ms Markson said.

“Her father, Thomas, told CNN since she’s returned to him, she’s more hollowed-out, more timid, and has been afraid to speak louder than a whisper.

“He said that when she came back home she had forgotten how to be comforted.”

Ms Markson sat down with former Israeli ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer to discuss the Hamas hostage release.

Dying mother of hostage Noa Argamani releases video plea to see daughter

'Horrific day': Daughter describes how her parents were captured by Hamas
Sharone Lifschitz emotionally describes how she found out her parents were taken hostage by Hamas and her mother's release 16 days later.

Her father is still believed to be in captivity.

“It took eight hours for the army to arrive in the kibbutz and not one shot was really shot at the terrorists,” she told Sky News Australia host Piers Morgan.

“They came in, they did what they wanted, they went as far as they could and then they left.

“We heard about eight o’clock in the evening that my parents were missing from their room, in retrospect we know that the whole house was burning but we were spared that knowledge at the time.”

Trey Yingst: Hamas is flat-out lying to me
FOX News' Trey Yingst reports the latest on the conditions of the hostages.

Palestinian UN exhibit of Gaza suffering uses photo of Israeli kid killed by Hamas

Caroline Glick: The True Evil of Hamas
Hamas pretends to be the "nice guy" while we begin to hear about the horrors endured by the hostages and the terrifying nature of Palestinian society. Yet the Biden administration pushes onward to a Two State Solution of disastrous proportions.

The Commentary Magazine Podcast: Will the U.S. Wobble?
Hosted by Abe Greenwald, Christine Rosen, John Podhoretz & Matthew Continetti

Today we dig into the stories about U.S. hopes for a grand deal leading to a ceasefire. What are negotiators up to? Does Biden think this is going to help him politically? And we talk about the disconnect between Israeli security imperatives and American war weariness.

Ben Shapiro: Musk Gets It Right In Israel
Elon Musk travels to Israel, where he delivers some much-needed moral clarity; Whoopi Goldberg explains why the #MeToo movement doesn’t care about rape of Jews; and Jeremy Boreing joins me to discuss the new DW+ original film, Lady Ballers.

Marco Rubio Tells Off Anti-Israel Activist: 100% of Civilian Casualties are Hamas’s Fault

Megyn Kelly: Anti-Israel Snowflakes in Biden Administration, and GOP Megadonors Back Haley, with The Fifth Column
Megyn Kelly is joined by Kmele Foster, Michael Moynihan, and Matt Welch, hosts of The Fifth Column podcast, to talk about the breaking news that the Koch network will be backing Nikki Haley, whether the GOP megadonors will make a difference in actually beating Trump, the value of being the final Trump alternative standing, "snot-nosed kids" anti-Israel protesters glueing themselves to the road and blocking traffic, the Deadspin writer who attacked a child and the NFL for the child's facepaint that was half black during a football game, the absurdity of getting offended at everything while making everything about identity, the Biden administration is facing an internal revolt over the Israel-Hamas policies and public statements, the ridiculous ways they are going about trying to appease the young snowflakes in the White House, political fallout for not being anti-Israel enough for the far-left progressives, the embarrassing American CEOs giving China's President Xi a standing ovation, the hypocrisy of these CEOs and their past woke pushes, Chris Cuomo announcing he's joining Substack, the therapy talk that fuels his podcast, and more.

‘Stink of desperation’: Joe Biden making Israel-Hamas war ‘all about him’
The Megyn Kelly Show host Megyn Kelly says US President Joe Biden is “politicising” the Israel-Hamas war.

Ms Kelly said Joe Biden is placing himself into the middle of the war because he knows his poll numbers are “in the dumpster”.

“He understands that within his own party, he’s losing support, he’s hemorrhaging support,” she told Sky News Australia host Paul Murray.

“And so he tried to run something that actually is an international effort into something all about him because he needs it.

“To me, it just shows the stink of desperation that is around him right now.”

Hamas wants ‘all Palestinians’ out of Israeli jail
The Australian Foreign editor Greg Sheridan says Hamas wants “all Palestinians” out of Israeli jails.

“The latest seems to be that there’s negotiations back and forth about whether the pause in the fighting and the hostage release will continue for another couple of days,” Mr Sheridan said.

“Israeli government is saying if Hamas releases all the women and children – they’ll keep the thing going for another couple of days.

“Hamas has said to want all the Palestinians out of Israeli jail.”

Mr Sheridan joined Sky News host Peta Credlin to discuss the current ceasefire in Gaza and the calls for the returns of both Palestinians in captivity and Hamas’ hostages

The Israel Guys: This is NOT A Hostage “Exchange” Situation
As images of the released hostages began surfacing on social media, a different set of images have also begun making their rounds. As a backdrop, Israel agreed to release 3 terrorists from Israeli prisons for every one Jewish hostage Hamas agreed to release from Gaza.

As women, teenagers and children are released from their horrific 50-day prison experience in Gaza, Israel-haters have had the audacity to attempt to create a kind of moral equivalence between these innocent civilians and the Palestinian terrorists who are being released from Israeli prisons.

As we dive into this topic, let’s get a couple of things straight:
• The so-called “Palestinian children” who are being released are by no means innocent. Many of them are actually 16-18 years old (or older), and most are in prison for attempted murder.
• The majority of hostages released from Gaza are women and small children, and 100% of them were taken captive simply because they are Jewish.
• The Jewish captives in Gaza do not “like” their captors, and were by no means treated well.

LIVE Interviews from March Against Antisemitism - Konstantin Kisin

‘True genocidal behaviour’: Call for Labor to ‘stamp out’ anti-Semitism
Hobart City Councillor Louise Elliot says the Australian Labor government needs to be “firm” and stamp out anti-Semitism and genocidal behaviour.

“There’s a lot of people out there who are using symbols … to convey a message around peace and loss of human life and that makes sense but there are also a lot of it who disturbingly in Australia are using that as a cover for their anti-Semitism,” Ms Elliot told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.

“They do believe that Jewish people should not exist.

“We really need to stamp out true aggression when we see it … there is true genocidal behaviour out there and the government needs to stamp out that, and actually prioritise it and be firm.”

Ms Elliot sat down with Mr Bolt to discuss the rise of anti-Semitism in Australia.

Labor delegates call for Israel-Gaza permanent ceasefire
A delegation of Labor’s rank and file has come to Parliament to pressure the Albanese government to call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

The group has met with a handful of Labor MPs today, including Education Minister Jason Clare and Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney.

It is unclear whether the delegation will meet face-to-face with the Prime Minister or Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

They are pushing for Labor to go harder in the condemnation of Israel’s actions and to back a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

Palestinian Christians in Australia President Suzan Wahhab says she is “disappointed” with the Labor government’s lack of inclusion on the Middle East conflict.

Earlier this month, I wrote, “There is something like self-loathing at work in our culture, a mentality that refuses to accept the contentions that we are good and worth protecting.”

You may have seen this video of those testifying before the Oakland City Council, when it voted on a resolution to call for a cease-fire, and a city council member tried to insert language condemning Hamas. The reactions are horrifying and delusional, an insistence that the victims were evil and that those who perpetuated great evil were actually the victims: “Israel murdered their own people on October 7!” “Calling Hamas a terrorist organization is ridiculous, racist, and plays into genocidal propaganda.” “I support the right of Palestinians to resist occupation, including through Hamas, the armed wing of the unified Palestinian resistance.” “As an Arab, asking with this context to condemn Hamas is very anti-Arab racist!” “The notion that this was a massacre of Jews was a fabricated narrative. . . . Many of those killed on October 7, including children, were killed by the IDF.” “To hear them complain about Hamas violence is like listening to a wife beater complain when his wife finally stands up and fights back!” “Did anyone else notice that those who oppose this resolution are old white supremacists?”

You can say these folks represent the lunatic fringe, but they got their way; the city council chose to not condemn Hamas. The outcome of the war will not depend upon what Oakland city officials say about it. But there was a proposal to denounce what is self-evidently evil, and it was rejected, likely in part because of Oakland citizens like this.

Within this crowd, you can find those who insist Hamas did not perpetuate the massacre on October 7, and that it was an elaborate hoax perpetuated by the IDF. And you can also find those who believe Hamas committed the massacre, but that it was morally justified. Curiously, you almost never hear or see these two groups of lunatics arguing with each other.

I suspect these groups rarely if ever argue with each other because both interpretations end in the same place: All Israelis, including everyone of every age who got slaughtered that day, are the villains, and all Palestinians, including everyone who committed every atrocity that day, are justified heroes. And that’s all that really matters to these people; they will believe whatever they have to believe to preserve that foundational idea: that Israelis are the villains and Palestinians are the heroes, all the time, in every circumstance.

Both the attacks and the celebrations of the attacks are on video, all over the Gaza Strip, with Hamas members themselves posting the videos on social media. No one in Hamas is claiming they’re being framed or falsely accused. (There was an unnamed Hamas battalion leader who told the British newspaper The Mail on Sunday that the original plan was to take Israeli soldiers hostage and, “We didn’t expect it to go like this.”)

Hamas killed 31 Americans that we know about. That death toll of Americans on the October 7 massacre ranks as the eighth-highest death toll of any terrorist attack against Americans — more dead Americans than the Fort Hood shooting, the San Bernardino attack, or the Pittsburgh synagogue attack. I cannot help but suspect that some people don’t see October 7 as an attack on Americans because the victims had dual citizenship and thus they somehow “don’t count.” As if the blood was any less red.

There are nine Americans unaccounted for since the attack, and it is believed that some of them are currently held hostage by Hamas.
Daniel Greenfield: Watch diverse multicultural monsters defend Hamas in Oakland City Council
Much of the Hamas enthusiasm we’ve seen has been at a distance—shaky camera shots of mobs of rioters, some quick clips of a poster-ripper or a few tweets or videos gleaned from the madness of social media influencers, but here they are given a full forum to speak at the Oakland City Council.

The issue on the table is whether the Oakland City Council will just demand that Israel stop attacking Hamas, misleadingly described as a “ceasefire,” or whether the resolution will also at least condemn Hamas’s mass murder of Israelis.

That brought out a cast of leftists to explain why opposing Hamas is racist, why Israel had it coming and why Hamas didn’t really do it.

It’s instructive to see this because it’s taking place in an official formal environment. There are prepared statements. It’s not an out-of-context clash on social media.

This is evil up close.

And we’re not really allowed to see it. Usually, the media spins, filters and distorts, pretends that these people want a “ceasefire” and are calling for peace and an end to the violence.

Here they are unfiltered.
Oakland City Council OKs cease-fire measure after hours of vitriol

Anti-Israel protesters in Australia block hotel entrance of hostage families

Debunking the Pro-Palestine Propaganda Machine
In the aftermath of the October 7th terrorist attacks we have seen an unprecedented amount of both veiled and in your face antisemitism. Instead of the world rallying around the victims of this heinous terrorist attack, as happened with the US after 9/11, it only took a few days (or hours in the case of some Muslims) for the defenders of Palestine to shift the narrative away from October 7th and towards their historic grievances which was Hamas’ objective all along.

This has been one of the most disheartening world events of my lifetime, because the amount of antisemitism that’s been on display means that we’ve learned nothing from history.

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Antisemitism is a reality in the Arab/Muslim world and anybody that denies this is ignorant…you only need to listen and actually believe what they are shouting to the rooftops.

But the antisemitism in the West is a reflection of what’s wrong with our society, not what is wrong with the Jews.

Just look at the intersectional coalition that are attacking Israel to understand this:

I’m sorry, but the company you keep matters. For the most part, these are the groups of people that are currently the biggest threat to Western civilization, and each and everyone of them is aligned with Palestinians against Israel.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali brilliantly summed up the three greatest threats to the West in this recent article for Unherd (probably the most intellectually honest media platform on the planet):

Western civilisation is under threat from three different but related forces: the resurgence of great-power authoritarianism and expansionism in the forms of the Chinese Communist Party and Vladimir Putin’s Russia; the rise of global Islamism, which threatens to mobilise a vast population against the West; and the viral spread of woke ideology, which is eating into the moral fibre of the next generation.

I’m not saying all the people that have come out in support of Palestinians are antisemites. Some people actually see any death as a tragedy and think that peace would be possible if only we all sat down at a table and talked this out. I think they are naive, ignorant and don’t understand the moral imperatives of the present situation, but I’m not sure that they actually hate Jews…and maybe ignorance is not an excuse, but that’s a debate for another day.

In any case, this ignominious coalition have put together a number of communication strategies, narratives and talking points to promote their agenda. There are many false, logically fallacious and immoral arguments currently being made in support of the Palestinian cause.

So in this article I’m going to break down how many of their arguments aren’t meant to communicate, but rather to manipulate.
Israel Advocacy Movement - Anti-Zionists are clueless

Lefties losing it: Woke Harvard activists blasted for shouting ‘genocidal chants’
Sky News host Rita Panahi has blasted Harvard activists for shouting “genocidal chants” during a pro-Palestine rally.

Students at Harvard were seen protesting for Palestine calling Israel an “apartheid state” and chanting “we believe in a free Palestine, from the river to the sea”.

Ms Panahi says these Activists are showing that “an Ivy League education does not equal intelligence”.

“Chants like from the river to the sea are genocidal chants,” she said.”

“Those kids … would know that.”

Pro-Palestinian Mob Attacks Beyonće over Her Film Opening in Israeli Theaters
Pro-Palestinian fans of pop star Beyoncé are turning on the performer because her Renaissance concert film will be screened in Israel.

The movie was shot during Beyonce’s record-breaking Renaissance World Tour and is set for theatrical release on Dec. 1.

The piece follows the Grammy winner as she works out the details for the show, then takes it on the road from Stockholm, Sweden, to Kansas City, Mo, and parts in between.

Trouble is, Newsweek reports pro-Palestinian fans are unhappy the movie will be shown in Israeli cinemas.

The mob took to social media to vent against the singer, criticizing her for championing causes such as civil rights and female empowerment but not taking a stand in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

That war started Oct. 7 when Hamas terrorists raided Israel in an attack featuring mass rape, torture, kidnapping and slaughter of civilians.

“She’s nobody’s saviour. Just another capitalist who doesn’t care about Palestine,” wrote Wambúi wa Mwatha on X, the social network formerly known as Twitter.

“Come on Beyonce how is that your sister is more vocal about what’s happening in Palestine and you’re not?? Black liberation intersects with Palestinian liberation. If you don’t cancel that movie in Tel Aviv. This shouldn’t even be a debate.” posted @ho3micidee.

“beyonce is supporting israel as they are committing a genocide, by allowing her film to be featured there. we can’t in one breath, be made about Taylor Swift hypocrisy; while turning a blind eye to Beyoncé.

“i love the Queen, but i can love her and still not support this film,” posted @stitch

“There’s no such thing as an ethical billionaire and most of us acknowledge that. I know Beyoncé is a capitalist but y’all are not going to make her the face of this genocide like she’s the only person showing her film in Israel. Take it up with AMC,” added @@NosiphoL__

Beginning in May 2023, the Renaissance world tour spanned 56 shows across 12 countries. By September, the tour had added $90 million to the 42-year-old’s net worth, taking her from $450 million to $540 million in less than a year.
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