Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hilary, Tony And Bill -- Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest

By Schmoel Yitzhak

So here we are in the wake of Mahmoud Abbas' stunt before the United Nations and -- as the old tune goes -- "All The Cats Joined In."

Well, let's just deal with three of the cats named Dumb (Hilary Clinton), Dumber (Tony Blair) and Dumbest (Bill Clinton).

Now that the Arabs -- clothed in their phony name, "Palestinians" -- have bid for "statehood," you would think that the American Secretary of State would have the good sense to either keep her mouth shut or at least say something sensible on the subject of Middle East peace.

But what's the best she can do? Hilary is now calling upon the world to "pressure Israel and the Palestinians" into negotiations."

Doesn't this woman read the papers? Doesn't she watch television news? Pray, does she not know what the heck is going on around her?

For months, Benjamin Netanyahu has been agreeing to launch negotiations with Abbas, any time, anywhere -- including beautiful Downtown Ramallah. 

Isn't Mrs. Clinton aware that Abbas has been thwarting such conciliatory talks for a year with an assortment of pre-conditions? If she isn't aware, then she had better resign; some time in the next half-hour. And if she is aware -- she'd better be -- my suggestion is that she just plain SHUT UP on the subject, OR call out Abbas for the phony everybody both outside and inside the Arab Street knows that he is. 

Bibi doesn't need any "pressure" to conduct peace talks but the other guy does because he does not want them, no how; else why would be pull off the UN ploy?

Not to be outdone by Hilary, Smiling Tony had to get his two pounds into the discussion only to prove that this week, at least, he's a bit dumber than The Lady In Slacks Who Wants To Be President.

Blair's beef has to do with Israel's decision to add apartments to the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem. According to Tony, the idea of constructing new dwellings is a "provocative action."

Oh, really. And who, pray tell, is being "provoked" -- Abbas, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Muslim Brotherhood? 

Let them be upset. If finding dwellings for Jews in a Jerusalem neighborhood is "provocative," then let those Arabs be upset. 

As for Blair referring to Gilo as a "settlement," Bibi had the retort courteous -- otherwise known as the "Perfect Squelch" -- when he simply stated that Gilo is "a neighborhood in the heart of Jerusalem, not a 'settlement.'"

One would be hard-pressed to find a politician capable of outdoing either Hilary or Smilin' Tony in The Stupid Department but The Con Man's Con Man, Bill Clinton, has easily taken the weekly (booby) prize. 

In his desperate attempt to keep pace with his wife in the Headline Derby, the disgraced president blamed Israel for the stalled state of negotiations. 

Was the man dreaming of Monica Lewinsky when he uttered his most recent falsehood or did some oil-rich Saudi prince slip a bundle under the Clinton Foundation table?

How else can one account for Bill so easily qualifying for his Dumbkopf  Of The Week plaque?

Let's get something straight; right here and now. There's not going to be any Arab-Israeli peace because the Arabs don't want it; just as they didn't from 1900 through 1939. And then -- as they supported Hitler's extermination program -- through World War II and thereafter.

Some people in the political analyst business get it but Clinton, Blair and Clinton just don't get it. On the other hand, Greg Sheridan, Foreign Editor of The Australian, does get it.

"Israel," writes Sheridan, "cannot will a peace agreement into existence if there is not a partner on the other side both willing and able to make and enforce a peace agreement that provides for Israel's security. Plus, a failed peace agreement, or one not enforced, could gravely compromise Israel's security, in far more damaging ways than exist today."

Wake up, Hilary. Surely you are aware of the daily massacres going on in Syria yet you and your indolent president are doing virtually nothing to slum-dunk Assad. 

Tony; get your head out of the sand. You talk of "peace" while Abbas once again is conducting negotiations with Hamas, the notorious terrorist group which wants to fulfill the Yasser Arafat promise to "tip the Jews into the sea."

As for you, Bill, well, then again why should I even waste time over a guy who'll take a buck anywhere he can get it; even from an oil-stained sheik.

Peace. Negotiations. Compromise.

Who's kidding whom?

"You cannot have a lasting peace settlement," Sheridan concludes, "when Israel's neighbors are consumed with hatred for Jews and contempt for Israel as a political entity!"

Are Clinton-Blair-Clinton that obtuse that they think otherwise?

If so, they legitimately can be labelled The Three Stooges of International Politics -- Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011



By Schmoel Yitzhak

In 1940, prior to the Nazi lightning blitzkrieg that enveloped France, many military analysts believed that the French army was well-positioned, militarily and strategically, to halt any Germany offensive.

The French Army boasted modern equipment -- tanks in particular -- and had completed the Maginot Line which appeared to protect much of the Franco-German border. What's more the government in Paris anticipated Adolf Hitler's vengeful designs. 

There was, however, a distinctly weak underbelly that, in the end, would speed a remarkably hasty defeat -- acute disunity among French leaders in the face of a crisis which paralyzed the government and, in turn, its armed forces.

This should not -- make that can not -- happen in Israel if the Middle East's only democracy is to survive, yet the seeds of disharmony not only have been planted; they have been flowering at a time when all hands must unite behind Benjamin Netanyahu in the face of innumerable threats on such diverse fronts as Turkey, Egypt, the United Nations and even, strangely enough, Jordan.

In times such as these, Israel cannot afford the high-level nitpicking that eventually brought down the French government so quickly that even Hitler was surprised by his speedy victory.

And yet Tziipi Livni seems more interested in assailing Bibi at every turn for the most selfish reasons rather than support him in a critical battle with Mahmoud Abbas that could turn down and dirty in a very short time.

Livni's fatuous suggestions that Netanyanu is not doing enough to engage the Arabs in peace talks is ridiculous in the extreme. If she's campaigning to depose her rival as prime minister at this time, it only reveals that her desperation as a politician has erased any sense of patriotism that may have existed in the past.

Not that Tzipi is the only culprit; only the most egregious sinner when it comes to disunity.

During the past year Netanyahu has made as many concessions as one could expect only to be rebuffed over and over again by Abbas whose pre-conditions to talks could never be accepted by a rational Israeli leader.

Livni knows this; her Kadima associates know it as well as, I assume, new Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich who -- if she is as wise as some believe she is -- will quickly align herself with Bibi in this blood feud with the Arabs.

This hardly is the time for political nitpiking in Jerusalem; not when the Arab-contaminated UN will shoot down any Israeli initiative no matter how pure while, at the same time, the world body will support a Palestinian state that would be judenrein and, thereby, more of an apartheid country than South Africa at its worst.

We all know that Israeli politics has been rife with in-fighting from the country's birth but we've also seen how patriotic leaders have supported the opposition when the nation was in crisis. Netanyahu, himself, earned bi-partisan plaudits during Operation Cast Lead did just that very thing rather than incessantly attack the party in power as Livni has done.

Some observers believe that Yacimovich will move toward some form of patriotic support for Bibi & Co. as his administration confronts some of the most serious challenges that nation has faced in years. I'll reserve judgement on Shelly for now, secure in the knowledge that she has to be more dependable than Livni who has proven herself most interested In Tzipi's ascent to power than her country's good and welfare.

It is foolish for leaders of Meretz and Labor to urge Netanyahu to go back to the peace table; he has offered to do so many times before the most recent UN meetings and has since expressed his wllingness to meet with the Arabs at any place; any time.

The Livnis of Israel must know in their hearts by now that it's futile dealing with the likes of Abbas. Anyone who criticizes Bibi for his handling of the Palistinian Authority should digest the wisdom of columnist Barry Rubin who puts the issue in perspective.

"The world," says Rubin, "is groveling before Abbas, a ruler of a mere one million people who is in partnership with an explicitly genocidal group, is dependent on Western hand-out, refuses to negotiate or compromise, and has cancelled elections at a time when democracy is supposedly the big thing in the Middle East."

If Livni still believes that her Prime Minister should go out of his way to make further concessions to Abbas then she is doing no more service to her nation than those French leaders in 1940 who brought disgrace and defeat to their country.

Monday, September 19, 2011


By Simon Fischler

On September 23rd the United Nations will induct into its halls a nation state with national aspirations and policies completely based on anti-semitism.

It is no surprise that the U.N. will allow the Palestinians their state. It will do so no matter how many crimes against humanity the Arabs have committed nor how racist they intend their state to be (just days ago the PLO ambassador in Washington stated that the future state of Palestine will be JEW FREE).

There is no Zionist document that calls for Israel to be Arab or Muslim free. There is no Zionist manifesto that calls for the Arabs to be thrown into the sea.

In fact, in the “bible” of modern Zionism, Theodore Herzl’s book “Old, New Land,” Arabs play a key role in society and are accepted as brothers and partners by their Jewish compatriots.

If only the same could be said of our friends the Arabs and Palestinians. In both the PLO’s and HAMAS’ manifestos, it is clearly stated that Israel must be destroyed and the Jews removed from the land.

Along with these Palestinian manifestos of hate there have been the endless calls for genocide against the Jews of Israel. Anyone who dares to call Israel a racist or colonialist state would be wise to know the Palestinian and Arab leaders by their words.

Here are just a few of them.

5/15/48, Azzam Pasha, Sec’y. Gen’l. Of Arab league: "this will be a war of extermination."

5/20/67, Hafez el Assad, Syrian Minister of Defense: "The time has come to enter into a battle of annihilation."

1968, Palestinian National Charter states: "the liberation of Palestine will destroy the Zionist and imperialist presence.”

9/88: Hamas covenant (preamble): " Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory)."

3/92, following its bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Islamic Jihad, the Iranian-backed terrorist group, declared: "The war is open until Israel ceases to exist and until the last Jew in the world is eliminated … Israel is all evil and should be wiped out of existence."

3/31/77, In an interview with the Amsterdam-based newspaper "Dagblad de Verdieping Trouw", March 31, 1977, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein said: "The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people. Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer Sheva and Jerusalem.”

Recently PLO big wig Nabil Shaath was forced to try and cover up this racist Arab policy after the PLO ambassador to the US let slip that the future state of Palestine would be “JEW FREE.”

While attempting to “make nice” for American and Israeli media outlets Shaath himself slipped up, although no one seems to have picked up on his gaffe.

Shaath, when asked why the Palestinian Leadership refuses to recognize Israel as the Jewish nation state, said, “Palestinian leadership refuses to recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people because the Jewish people, on their own, decided to build their state not only for the Jewish people … because 22 percent of Israelis are not Jewish."

This is an incredibly revealing admission by Shaath, one that should take the wind completely out of the sails of the boycott movement against Israel. Even more damning, it clearly exposes the fact that it is not the Jews who have continued this conflict or perpetuated the hatred, but the Arabs.

Yes, Israel is the Jewish nation state, but it is also a democratic refuge for Arab Israels, Arab homosexuals, Palestinian homosexuals, Israeli Druze, Bahais, Israeli Circassians, the Vietnamese boat refugees and 900,000 Jews who were forcibly removed from their homes in Arab and Muslim nations.

The moral is simple: if you stand against Israel you are standing with some of the worst perpetrators of fascism.

It is your choice to make now. Do you demand that the Palestinians finally give up their hopes of destroying Israel; or do you do what the majority of Germans did before and during World War II -- silently allow the Nazis to take over.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


By Schmoel Yitzhak

"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." -- Winston Churchill, Speech on Dunkirk, House of Commons, June 4, 1940.

The State of Israel is not facing its Dunkirk; at least not yet but it could come as soon as the next United Nations vote and we all know what that's all about.

Israel does not have a Winston Churchill -- who does? -- but it does have Benjamin Netanyahu and that's the best the Middle East's only democracy has to offer. Furthermore, Bibi can be a dynamic leader in a crisis and soon will obtain the opportunity to prove his worth.

Over the past month the Prime Minister has been the very soul of diplomatic decorum.

He has deflected the assorted Turkish slings and arrows with aplomb, sticking to the venerable bromide, "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

Bibi has been the mensch throughout Recep Tayyip Erdogan's babbling blitz and in diplomatic circles has -- at least for the moment -- emerged as a kosher Mister Clean.

Likewise, while Egyptian mobs invaded the Israeli embassy in Cairo, Netanyahu stayed cool never once uttering a word about re-taking the Sinai -- a good idea; and the sooner the better -- nor hitting the decibel count barrier over the post-Mubarak mess.

I don't pretend to know what Israel's plans are post-September 23 when, according to some "seers," all hell will break loose among the Arabs no matter what takes place at the United Nations. But I firmly believe that a time soon will come when Bibi must abandon his current role as a diplomatic Fred Astaire, take off his gloves and start fighting back, a la Jimmy Cagney or, better still, Winston Churchill.

Unless all signs fail, Egypt's most powerful Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood, will emerge as that country's ruling body and when that happens, Israel can toss its Sadat-conceived "peace" treaty into the round file.

Benign diplomacy has done Israel absolutely no good if you consider the endlessly hostile behavior toward Israel at the UN; not to mention the European Union's equivocation vis-a-vis Jerusalem and the manner in which the Arabs -- mistakenly called "Palestinians" -- have bombarded the media with an assortment of lies that defy credulity.

A new tact is in order for Israel. If most of the world media insists on describing Israel as "militant" -- despite endless attempts by Netanyahu to re-launch peace talks -- then Bibi must launch a counterattack on behalf of his people.

"FIGHT BACK" should be the theme of the day, week, month, and years if necessary.

British author ("The World Turned Upside Down: the Global Battle over God, Truth and Power") Melanie Phillips has come to grips with the problem -- and solution -- as well as anyone we've encountered.

"Both Israel and diaspora Jews have to stop playing defense," writes Phillips, "and go onto the offense. Israel has nothing to be defensive about or for which it needs to apologize.

"It is the enemies of Israel who are promoting injustice and the denial of international law and human rights. Playing defense intrinsically cedes ground to the enemy. It is time for Israel and its defenders to stop conniving with that smokescreen for the war of annihilation being waged against Israel -- the claim that the Middle East impasse would be solved by establishing a state of Palestine to which the settlements, and thus by extension Israel, are the obstacle.

"It is time for them to stop agreeing that the Jews are to blame for their own predicament."

I can pinpoint clearly when Israel started "playing defense" and it happened on both the northern and southern ends of the country. The evacuation from Southern Lebanon -- whether one can make a case for it or not -- looked like a retreat simply because it was a retreat; not to mention the abandonment of the Southern Lebanon Army, Israel's ally and buffer between Hizbollah and the northern border.

Perhaps even worse, was the withdrawal from Gaza. Any one who ever visited a shuk automatically knows that you never -- ever! -- give an Arab something for nothing. Bargaining is a must and harsh bargaining is even better; assuming that you want to come out even.

Ariel Sharon meant well when he called for evacuation of Israeli settlements in Gaza but he was living in Dreamsville by not demanding something in return BEFORE evacuating the strip.

The hope, of course, was that the Arabs would greet Israel's retreat as a peace-inducing gesture; that rocketry would cease and that the "Palestinians" would extend the hand of friendship. Yeah, Israel did get a hand but it was accompanied by a resounding slap in the puss.

Most tragic of all was the fact the Sharon suffered the devastating stroke that rendered him comatose and therefore unable to respond to the kassam barrage that emanated from Gaza. Many believe -- me among them -- that had Israel's then Prime Minister been functioning normally, he would have reacted to the opening rocket barrage with words like these: "If this is what we get for withdrawal, then, the hell with it; we bombard Gaza until the Arabs get the message; and if that doesn't work, we invade the strip, big-time. One way or the other we'll stop the attacks -- for good!

Instead, the post-Sharon leaders treated the increasing rocket and mortar attacks on Sderot, then Ashdod, Ashkelon and Beer-sheba as mere pin pricks instead of terror devices. Emboldened by the timid Israeli response, the Arabs smuggled in newer, long-range missiles, threatening to reach Tel Aviv.

Except for Operation Cast Lead -- aborted far too soon because of American pressure -- Israel has failed to punish the assailants and this submissive posture has infected the country's psyche. As Melanie Phillips so accurately postulates, the Jews must grow spine.

"For years," explains Phillips, "Israel has been playing a defensive diplomatic game, which suggests inescapably that it has a case to answer. Such diplomatic cringing has badly undermined it and hugely strengthened its enemies who are taking advantage of such weakness over and over again."

Yes, there's a two-part war to be waged by Bibi & Company; 1. Military campaigns as in the case of the Sinai, if necessary; 2. On the diplomatic front with a massive offensive.

Phillips: "It's time for Israel to realize that military campaigns against its enemies are not enough. It has to call time on its false friends too, and start fighting both these and its more obvious enemies on the battleground of the mind."

"FIGHT BACK!" must be the rallying cry for Netanyahu as it was for Churchill. The time is now -- and never surrender!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


By Schmoel Yitzhak

When it comes to assessing the U.S. President Barack Obama’s Middle East strategy US merely is the short form of USELESS.

The so-called leader of the Free World -- whatever that means -- has screwed up everything except his expenses-paid vacation in Martha’s Vineyard after which Martha must be turning over in her grave.

Obama has screwed up Egypt by impetuously -- another word for wrongly -- undermining Hosni Mubarak

The president couldn’t exercise prudence when that reaction was the order of the day. Instead, he had a knee-jerk reaction to a mob scene never thinking that the mad ghouls out there had no more connection to a liberating “Arab Spring” than a Tyrannosaurus Jubilee.

That riotous crowd smelled of anti-semitism from the get-go -- remember the “Kill the Jews” chants -- and would have been discerned for what it was by an insightful president. The Big O -- that’s O for zero -- couldn’t figure that out.

Then again, when one considers that Obama spent a good twenty years at a church where Jew-hating sermons were standard items on its menu, it should surprise no one that The Big B -- that’s B as in Blunderer -- is catering to the anti-semitic Muslim Brotherhood.

Not a single Egyptian had been killed while the mob protested so there really was no reason at all for any American president’s meddling -- and torpedoing of his Cairo counterpart.

Ah, but then in the Obama playground we have him on a see-saw when it comes to his reaction to Assad’s cavalcade of killing.

Did I say “reaction?” Oops! Wrong word.

It has been months since the Syrian dictator has been crushing his constituents like so many roaches infesting his golden toilet.

Now had Mubarak turned Egypt into a killing country, a la Syria, Obama likely would have sent a dozen battleships up the NIle while ordering an atomic bomb aimed at Cairo.

Instead, the White House treats Assad like some ill-bred third cousin-twice removed who is threatened with a good spanking but never gets one. When it comes to Washington’s relation to Damascus, call it Hypocrisy a la carte.

Obama’s indolence, vis-a-vis Syria suggests that he views endless killings as seriously as fireworks at a bar mitzvah. Perhaps his left-of-the-foul line advisors have told him that the genocide is taking place somewhere on a small planet, possibly Krypton.

Perhaps we all should ask ourselves what hasn’t the president screwed up in the Middle East?

Did you say Libya?

Well, it’s been how many months of the combined forces of everyone short of Mauritania and they still haven’t knocked off the King of Hide and Seek, Ghaddafi.

Not that The Big O can be confused with Simpleton Ferg. When it comes to Sneaky Politics 101, he’s Professor Emeritus.

This is evidenced by his too-little-too-late announcement that Uncle Sam will use its United Nations’ Security Council veto to prevent acceptance of a Palestinian State.

Who is he kidding anyway; it was Obama’s failure to detour Mahmoud Abbas’ end run toward statehood at least ONE YEAR AGO.

What was the president waiting for anyhow; elephants swimming across the Potomac?

All The Big O -- as in Out Of It -- had to do was take a good hard look at the Arab’s qualifications for UN membership on any level short of latrine-cleaning.

Do the so-called Palestinians have a peaceful history?

They sure do -- if you overlook their pogroms against Jews in the 1920s and in the 1930s. And let’s not forget that in those times there were no so-called “occupied territories.”

They sure do -- if you overlook the fact that Abbas and a mentor named Arafat have forever been unwilling to accept a Jewish state of any kind.

Why would any -- non-Arab -- country endorse a Palestinian state since the Abbas-Arafat predecessors attacked Israel in 1948 and 1973 and have refused more than a half-dozen (Oslo, Camp David, et. al.) offers of peace pacts?

What’s happening at the UN defies credulity because no such patently-warlike group like the alleged Palestinians should even get a tumble, let alone an affirmative vote.

Then again, we’re dealing with a world body that traditionally kicks Israel in its groin and a presidential body that is composed of two parts; half-human, half-jellyfish.

Had Obama the slightest backbone he would have acknowledged the aforementioned, endless acts of Palestinian hostility and told Abbas & Company, “Shape up, or ship out!”

The Big O -- that’s O for odious -- would quickly have discerned that this Palestinian “state” would be comprised of half-Hamas and half PA. Once declared, Hamas would overrun the other half faster than you can say bang-bang.

Thus, the UN is looking at a Jew-hating group that indiscriminately hurls rockets and mortar shells at innocent Israelis and has new and advanced rockets to do so.

This state of lawlessness did not have to be but Obama’s skewed policy toward the Middle East’s only democracy has made it so.

Florida Republican Allen West put it best after listening to the president’s game-changing recognition of a Palestinian state existing along Israel’s pre-1967 borders.

“The president’s endorsement of the creation of a Hamas-led Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders signals the most egregious foreign policy decision he has made to date,” said West. “It would be a Pavlovian style reward to a declared Islamic terrorist organization and an unacceptable policy initiative.”

Just like the Obama who won’t lift a finger against Assad but couldn’t wait to maim Mubarak!

This policy is not constructed in China, it’s Made in the USA -- as in USELESS!


By Simon Fischler

How do we judge a person to be good?

What characteristics make one an asset to his or her family, friends and community?

Being respectful to others, helping those around you, humility, acceptance of differing ideas and cultures, giving back to your community are hallmarks of good people.

Shouldn’t this also be the way we judge countries -- or, in this case, ethnic groups seeking statehood?

A nation that cares for its people, helps its neighbors, recognizes the dreams and cultures of its surrounding communities and recognizes the aspirations of its greatest enemy should be toasted with an ovation.

On the other hand, a nation or ethnic group that lets pride over-ride doing what is right; one that bullies and threatens to destroy its neighbor and rob it of self-determination should be condemned.

If we are to apply the positive values that we encourage law-abiding citizens to follow, likewise we must apply them to nations as well. In that case in the Palestinians surely do not deserve to be awarded a state.

Few groups suffer from a more notoriously tainted and egregiously racist history than the Palestinians.

These horrible facts underline my point.

The Arabs led be the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem sided with the Nazi’s in World War II.

Photos clearly show Haj Amin al-Husseini sitting with Adolf Hitler “helping” him design his Final Solution to the Jewish problem.

Taking its cue from The Mufti, Yassir Arafat’s Palestinian Authority invented what we now know as modern terrorism (hijacking planes, buses, boats and Olympians) for political-media attention.

Through it all there has been one consistent thread in Arab thinking: destroy the Jewish nation.To that end, the Palestinians have done nothing but bring hate and death to this world.

By contrast, Israel has considerably worked to help nations anywhere in the world and that includes former adversaries surrounding it.

Irrefutable is the fact that Israel is the only Middle East country where democracy lives and thrives. The Jewish state remains a pluralistic, liberal, functioning society that provides the greatest of freedoms to its citizens.

Significantly it happens to be the only nation in the Middle East granting complete religious freedom. That explains why the Bahai, Druze and other minority religions have thrived in Israel

In Palestinian lands, freedom is as extinct as the brontosaurus.

Which brings us to the potential triumph of stupidity, ill-logic and support of evil in a world organization hijacked by the Arabs and their bribe-worthy oil money.

That explains why the United Nations General Assembly appears ready to stamp approval for Palestinians who have done so much to harm peace in this world.

How can this miscarriage of justice reach such a level?

Well, for one thing, the UN has sunk to the subterranean depths of a deceptively devious bloc.

Specifically it’s all about oil money? Led by Saudi Arabian’s filthy-rich princes, the Arab petro-kings have relentlessly bought off many major American and European educational and policy-making institutions.

Columbia University is a painfully obvious example.

When Arab propagandists -- oil money will do that -- such as Jonathan Cole and Joseph Massad are retained on the Columbia faculty, one shouldn’t be surprised that Columbia students are lining up to have dinner with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Like Hitler, Mad Mahmoud wants to exterminate Jews. Hitler succeeded to a horrendous point and Ahmadinejad acknowledges that he’s hoping to finalize the Final Solution.

How Columbia can get away with so shocking a display of anti-semitism can only be explained by the fact that the once-revered center of higher education has been bought by Arab oil dough; no more, no less.

Further to the point, it’s astonishing to note that no American investigative body has bothered to probe Massad and his ties to Palestinian militant (many of them enemies of America) groups.

As for Cole, his anti-Israel outbursts betray the obvious; that his pockets have been lined by the oil Barons of Arabia under the guise of academic studies. Cole’s deportment suggested that he’s auditioning for a p.r. job under Mahmoud Abbas.

Massad, a watered-down Hamas operative, has turned “truth” into a dirty word by promoting anti-Semitism while turning his version of Middle-Eastern history into a collection of lies, a la his mentor, the late Edward Said.

If Cole is allowed to be both a provost and dean at now-degraded Columbia, we are in for some hideous academic times. It will reinforce the issue that the patently RACIST AND COLONIALIST policies of the ARAB OIL MACHINE will further contaminate American higher education.

Un-intimidated by “political correctness, a majority of Americans and Europeans citizens vehemently oppose a Palestinian State. They do this because they know that Palestinians intentions are ones of hate, racism and colonizing Israel with foreign Arabs.

Until we demand that academic factories rid themselves of the contemptible Coles and Massads the Arab oil machine will own our colleges. Therefore we cannot expect a world that will hold nations to the standards we demand of ourselves.

The time is NOW for us to demand that the United Nations membership should be based on the same positive values we demand in a law-abiding, free society.

Therefore, Jew-hating Palestinians should be given the old heave-ho before they enter the UN gates.


By Sarah Walton

On Monday The New York Times offered up blackmail and extortion against the United States and Israel on its Op-Ed page.

The velvet-coated words of menace were put forth by a former director of Saudi Arabian intelligence and former Saudi ambassador to the United States, Turki al-Faisal.

In the proverbial nutshell, al-Faisal said that if the US didn't vote for Palestinian statehood at the UN on September 20th, Saudi Arabia and the whole rest of the Arab World was not going to make nice with America anymore.

"If it does not (vote for a Palestinian state), American influence will decline further, Israeli security will be undermined and Iran will be empowered, increasing the chances of another war in the region."

Does this mean that the US and Israel will become pariahs in the Middle East?

Been there, done that.

What does Turki al-Faisal mean by predicting that Israeli security will be undermined if the US vetoes the UN vote? Does it mean that this will give carte blanche to the Arab world to attack Israel?

Been there, done that.

Besides, with the Arab spring tumult taking place in so much of the Arab world (Tunisia, Yemen, Syria, Egypt et al.), who will spearhead an all-out Arab attack on Israel, at least at this time? No one.

The real key hidden in al-Faisal's remarks is Iran. Saudi Arabia hates Iran and fears the growing influence of Iran in the Middle East.

So how will Iran "be empowered" by a US veto in the UN? The truth is, Iran stands to be empowered either way, as far as Israel is concerned.

Iran is well know to be supporting both Hezbollah in Lebanon (through Syria) and Hamas in Gaza. Hamas and Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank have been talking about patching up their differences and becoming allies. And this is without a unilateral declaration from the UN.

For Israel, this simply means that a UN-sanctioned Palestinian state would give more legitimacy to Hamas, and thereby Iran.

So how would a vote against "undermine Israeli security?" Doesn't make sense.

"The impending fall of Mr. Assad's barbarous regime provides a rare strategic opportunity to weaken Iran."

Does Turki al-Faisal know something the rest of us do not? How does he know that Assad's regime will fall, as that sentence clearly predicts?

Finally, in one last pathetic irony, al-Faisal says that the US allowing a Palestinian state to pass in the UN will create a "state-to-state, win-win" situation for peace negotiations, adding that the "2002 Arab Peace Plan" (essentially the Saudi Arabian peace plan) could then succeed where the Oslo Accords have not.

If you believe that, I've got a bridge I'd like to sell you ...

What was al-Faisal saying then?

He was saying that if the US vetoes a Palestinian state in the UN, Saudi Arabia will begin to distance itself from the US. Important to note, however, al-Faisal does NOT say that Saudi Arabia will no longer sell its oil to the US, nor will it forbid the US to use Saudi soil as a base of supplies, weapons, planes and personnel for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And that, my friends, is all the US really cares about.

Further al-Faisal was saying to the United States that the real problem was Syria, and that the US should get its act together and help Saudi Arabia bring about the fall of Assad, which would definitely weaken Iran's influence. This statement, at least, is the truth, and virtually the only truth in the whole piece.

In other words, as usual, nobody truly gives a hoot or a holler about Israel, let alone the Palestinians.

Been there, done that.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


By Schmoel Yitzhak

During the New York City administration of David Dinkins a series of assaults by Blacks on Jews in the Bedford-Stuyvesant-Crown Heights neighborhood left many friends and relatives in fear of their safety.

Under Dinkins, some Jews believed -- based on the Crown Heights Riots -- that the New York police offered only token protection.

In previous decades the typical Jewish response became fleeing to the suburbs. But this time a conspicuously different reaction took place and one man -- above all -- was responsible. 

Rabbi Meir Kahane was not one for turning the other cheek nor allowing his flock -- and other fellow Jews -- to be intimidated by any group bent on assaulting them.

Rather than be cowed by neighborhood ruffians, the rabbi followed a page out of the Warsaw Ghetto Fighters book not to mention that of Jews who fought back at Treblinka and other Nazi country clubs where a Jew either had the luxury of dying or becoming a semi-dead slave laborer.

Kahane named his group The Jewish Defense League, as apt a monicker as ever there was one and it soon put its actions where its label was. The JDL battled any individual or mob that fussed around with its people.

By their works, the JDL earned the respect from its enemies for a pure and simple reason; those who made trouble for the Jews would get trouble in return; sometimes even BIGGER trouble.

Sure enough, the rabbi got results. No longer were Jews in Crown Heights-Bedford Stuyvesant easy prey and, soon, Kahane became a hero to his people; except for one thing. 

This clergyman was not behaving in the manner of ninety-nine and forty-four one-hundreth’s percent of his fellow rabbis. (And that especially means the Reformed and Conservative Nervous Nellies.) Not surprisingly, the JDL found itself up against two significant groups. 

On the one hand there were some Gentiles who have never liked the idea of tough Jews. (Cowering Jews, yes, militant Jews, no!) And on the other hand, there was the Rabbi Stephen Wise-type Jewish Establishment which found the JDL an embarrassment to their Good Housekeeping ideals.

This Jewish bloc would turn its other cheek until it was black-and-blue and then broken.

Thus, wishy-washy media outlets such as the New York Times took umbrage over the JDL's tactics and purpose. Kahane was branded everything from vigilante to racist; sort of a madman-without-portfolio. 

Once again, the media was wrong, a fact that I discovered after interviewing him during his New York stint. I found him to be affable, intelligent, insightful and indomitable in his pursuit of protection for any embattled Jew in his community.

Kahane was assassinated in November, 1990 by an Egyptian American named El Sayyid Nosair. Charged and then Acquitted of the assassination, Nosair went on to be an accomplice in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, under interrogation he finally admitted to the assassination of Kahane.

Indubitably, the Arabs knew that Kahane was someone to be feared for his principles and actions.

Interestingly, a similar -- but not Jewish -- group later was spawned in New York by a chap named Curtis Sliwa. To protect subway riders and others who might be vulnerable to punks, et. al., Sliwa organized a brigade called The Guardian Angels.

Sliwa’s work was so appreciated by his fellow New Yorkers that he became a celebrity with a regular radio show. To this day, Sliwa and his GA operate with impunity and considerably less criticism than the JDL previously did.

Fortunately the spirit of Meir Kahane has survived in various parts of the Jewish world where help is needed: France, for example. 

While many embattled French Jews have long since fled to Israel, a major bloc remains and for their protection the French Jewish Defense League was formed; and be sure, it is no more namby-pamby about protection than its Brooklyn predecessor.

What's more, the French JDL not only is sensitive to Jewish protective needs in its homeland but in Israel as well. And that explains why it is sending a portion of its membership to Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria who face possible confrontations with hostile Arabs when the Palestinian bid for United Nations recognition in the General Assembly vote is taken on September 20th.

This is a commendable, protective move, no less admirable than Rabbi Kahane's in Brooklyn nor that of pre-World War II Jews who physically broke up anti-semitic German-American (Nazi) Bund rallies in Manhattan's Yorkville and Brooklyn's Ridgewood sections.

But like the earlier Jewish fighters, the French group already has been media-maligned as "extremist" and other political slurs so easily hurled by Quisling-Jewish publications such as Haaretz, which often cannot be distinguished from its Arabic cousin, Al Jazeera.

Bear in mind that the Franco-Jewish version of Kahane's JDL is coming not to attack Arabs but rather to enhance the safety of Jews who might come under attack -- as many believe will happen -- by our enemies.

The French JDL is to be commended for its concern for Israel and willingness to step forward in a time of need. 

If Meir Kahane was around today to see his disciples in action, he would get a good case of nachas!

Monday, September 12, 2011


By Simon Fischler

I have been lucky my whole life.

My luck started when I was born into a functional family with parents who did all they could to stay together for good and for bad.

My mother and father gave me all of the love and patience that was humanly possible.

They also supplied me with the best education money could buy (it was a lot then and it is even more today) in New York City.

Today it is much easier to see how much my parents gave me and too appreciate how amazing it is to have parents who truly TRY their hardest to do what is best for their children.

The upbringing that my parents gave me entrusted me with something that the best education in the world cannot give, nor all the money cannot buy and that happens to be a commodity called COMMON SENSE.

As a Liberal, American, Israeli, Jew I -- rather immodestly -- believe that I possess this precious asset. And what this common sense tells me that what once were clear-cut definitions no longer hold true.

Sometimes it appears that the political lexicon has turned topsy-turvy in the worst possible sense. Let me explain in common sense terms.

For starters, let me point out that what we once regarded as “liberalism” has been egregiously transformed for the worse by faux-liberals and the neo-fascists-of-the-world who cloak themselves in a leftist cape.

The endless targeting of Israel by these groups underlines a very relevant -- not to mention dangerous -- point. That is, that the liberal of yesteryear is as extinct as the Dodo bird, and more resembles the anarchists and fascists of the 1930’s.

The COMMON SENSE true liberal -- the Harry Truman kind -- sees Israel for what it truly is; a multi-cultured nation-state that happens also to be the nation state of the Jews.

Although the new-breed leftists, who are about as close to being “liberal” as a hyena, can’t -- or simply won’t -- acknowledge the obvious because it pains them so much to do so; that Israel is a democratic society, which blesses all of its minorities with equal rights. That means Arabs, Druze, Christians -- every one.

Astonishing but true is the fact that the only nation in the Arab world, where Arab citizens can protest against their government without fear happens to be Israel!

To press the point a step further, Israel is the only country in the Middle East and much of Asia where homosexuals can marry, join the Army openly and live their lives freely.

The faux Liberal calls Israel a racist state; not Saudi Arabia where gays are taboo; nor Syria where slaughter goes on without leftists rebuke every day. Nor Egypt where the Arab Spring has sprung a leak.

Faux Liberals overlook these obvious points simply because Israel happens to be the Jewish Nation state. They choose to behave toward Israel in the most fascist and racist ways while conveniently overlooking the Arabs’ endless forms of abuse to democracy and all American values pertaining to justice.

The COMMON SENSE liberal sees the Palestinians for what they are, an extension of Arab colonialism that started with Muhammed and a continuation of Nazi anti-Semitism that was created with the partnership of the Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini and Adolf Hitler.

The faux liberal supports the Palestinian cause.

And some “cause” it is. The Arabs are demanding the destruction of Israel as a Jewish nation state by flooding it with foreign Arabs.

The Arab League, which has treated the Syrian massacres as worth of a slap on Assad’s wrist, totally overlooks the 900,000 Jewish refugees evicted from Arab lands during the Israeli War of Independence.

That, by the way, comes to 150,000 more refugees than the Arabs who fled Israel.

The faux liberal calls Israel a segregationist country even though Arabs can live, work and play where ever they choose. These phony liberals also conveniently overlook
an interesting contrast; that it’s illegal -- punishable by death -- to sell Jews land in both the Gaza Strip as well as in Judea and Samaria. under control of the Palestinian Authority. In Israel, Arabs can buy land with imupunity.

The COMMON SENSE liberal knows that the right of Israel to exist and exist as the Jewish Nation state is not even questionable. The common sense liberal knows that the supposed Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees is nothing more than a myth that has been created by Palestinian revisionists.

Common sense dictates that the Arab-conceived “right of return” is a fictitious concept.

And hypocritical since no nation would demand statehood -- as the Palestinians are -- and then transfer its supposed citizens to another country; in this case, Israel.

The Right of Return is nothing more than an Arab ploy designed to destroy Israeli Jews and rob them of self-determination.

The faux liberal sees and knows all of this, but conveniently ignores the perfidy of Arabs, currently mis-named Palestinians

Phony liberals, led by the likes of Quisling Jewish columnist Tom Friedman along with “scholars,” Jonathan Cole, Noam Chomsky et. al. are trying to bamboozle the world into erasing Israel from the map.

Charlatans such as Friedman sit side by side with corrupt Saudi princes, Hamas, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and other Jew-haters.

Whether they know it or not, if the Tom Friedmans of the world have their way, there will be another Holocaust for they are the Brown Shirts of 2011.

The common sense liberal fights for Israel because it is a beacon of hope in a region of tyranny and despair. The common sense liberal fights for Israel because doing so is fighting for genuinely liberal ideals.

A true liberal -- Harry Truman-variety -- knew then and knows now that supporting Israel is the right thing to do.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this email is said to be Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.

A German's View on Islam

A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. 'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'

We are told again and again by network news 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or 'honour-kill'. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals.. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China 's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And who can forget Rwanda , which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:

Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.

Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts--the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and send it on.

Emanuel Tanay, M.D. 2980 Provincial St. Ann Arbor , MI 48104 734-997-0256

Friday, September 9, 2011


By Schmoel Yitzhak

The surest bets in the world these days are as follows:

1. The sun will rise in the East; 2. Up to twenty Syrian citizens will be murdered by the Assad regime; 3. Arab countries will react to these crimes against humanity as if they are taking place somewhere on the Planet Krypton.

Ah, but assume for a moment if the tables were turned and the Israeli police, border guards or the IDF slaughtered its Arab citizens with the rapidity, continuity and zeal of the Assad Gang.

Conservatively speaking, the response to any roughly equivalent Israeli assault would be mammoth, to say the least.

l. The Arabist Ban Ki-Moon, who runs the United Nations would suffer severe conniptions before convening an emergency session of his Security Council.

2. The American delegation -- just awaiting an opportunity to dethrone Benjamin Netayahu -- would demand immediate sanctions against the Middle East's only democracy.

3.In Ankara, Erdogan would commandeer every rowboat in Turkey and order another flotilla to rescue the Arab victims.

Well, you get the point; and if you don't I'll simply spell them out for you. In contemporary world politics the Double Standard of yesteryear has given way to a Triple Standard that goes this way:

* STANDARD ONE -- According to the European Union, The Quartet and most UN members, virtually every move Bibi makes is wrong, even when he's right.

* STANDARD TWO -- Berserk Arab dictators such as Assad are to be severely punished by either a slap on the wrist, a declaration of "Isn't that terrible" or sanctions that have the effectiveness of wet tissue paper.

* STANDARD THREE -- When all else fails, blame Israel.

The recently published Palmer Report serves as Exhibit A, B and C.

In reviewing last year's Flotilla Incident, the probe -- initiated, mind you, by Turkey -- clearly stated that Israel was fully within its rights in halting the incitement-seeking boats. Strike One against Erdogan.

Palmer also clearly asserted that the IDF members, confronting the illegal entrants with no-harm paint guns, were attacked with force -- in other words, intent to kill; otherwise why assault with knives and other butcher-block cutlery. Strike Two against Erdogan.

Now put yourself in the IDFers shoes. You try to obtain some form of decorum with paint guns and that doesn't work. You then are attacked -- with clear intent to kill -- by what now is clearly a most hostile enemy and your life is on the line.

Do you fire more harmless paint? No

Do you call off the confrontation and suggest matters be settle by a round of gin rummy? Doubtful.

Do you now fight back? Well, if you enjoy living, that would seem to be an appropriate response. Quickly. Very, very quickly.

In a police action such as that in virtually any country of the civilized world, the Israeli reply would have been deemed reasonable.

Yet the Palmer Report criticized the IDF for using "excessive force."

What were the Israelis supposed to do; drop their guns so that they could be killed? Palmer thought so and thus we now have the Triple Standard in vogue.

In Syria there is one slight difference; the protestors do not have killing guns nor even paint guns; they've got their fists and voices. Assad's gang boasts tanks, helicopters and just about any destructive weapon necessary to murder his foes.

The anti-Assad bloc is not winning because the Arab League, the Useless American President and the Peace-At-All-Costs-As-Long-As- Israel-Pays EU believe that the best way to erase the Syrian killing fields is to shout "TSK! TSK!"

Just imagine for a moment if what is happening in Assad-land was happening on Bibi's turf.


Thursday, September 8, 2011


By Schmoel Yitzhak

Whatever your political persuasion, you have to like Tony Blair.

That is, unless you are a total misanthrope such as Bashar al-Assad.

The most adorable thing about Blair, the Quartet’s Middle East Envoy, is his unbound optimism.

The least endearing aspect of the bubbly Brit is his consummate dreaminess. If ever the world has known a walking, talking Pollyanna, Blair is it; surrounded by smiles.

This fact of life was evident in Tel Aviv the other day when Great Britain\s ex-Prime Minister addressed the first International Conference for Regional Coordination.

Not surprisingly, Blair was asked about the possibilities of Arab-Israeli peace.

“If something is worth it,” Tony explained, “never give up until it’s done.”

Which is well and good as quotations go. You can’t put down a man who’s always looking up.

But there is such a thing as reality and it intruded on Tony’s talk when he allowed that he has come to the area no less than seventy -- that’s 70 -- times as the Quartet’s chief pusher-for-peace.

In baseball -- and mediation for that matter -- an oh-for-seventy batting average just doesn’t cut it In fact, it stinks to high Heaven.

Not that Blair isn’t trying; why the man is indefatigable in that respect. However, it’s the Arabs who are trying; VERY TRYING!

How can Tenacious Tony -- or, when you think about it -- any other Middle East mediator -- succeed if protagonists such as Mahmoud Abbas scuttle all attempts to jump-start the mediation machine?

In his display of forked-tongue diplomacy, the Palestinian leader makes two totally contradictory statements.

On the one hand, Abbas asserts that his primary priority is getting back to negotiations with Israel; even more so than the Palestinians’ United Nations bid for statehood.

On the other hand his perfidy immediately is exposed when he counters that he will do so only if Israel -- in effect -- destroys its dignity and defense by returning to the 1967 borders and ceases “settlement” construction.

By any reasonable political definition, that spells PRE-CONDITIONS and by any rules of reasonable resumption, that’s precisely the wrong way to get peace talks back on track.

Thus, it can be expected that when Blair returns for his 71st visit, the negotiation prospects will be exactly where they are now; at Square One.

That is, unless two destructive-to-Israel events take place: To wit:

WASHINGTON PRESSURE: Barack Obama has dispatched long-time Middle East advisor Dennis Ross to Israel. It’s abundantly clear that the weakest American president in history wants Benjamin Netanyahu to do what B.O. does best, capitulate to the Arabs. He wants Bibi to submit to the 1967 border request and stop construction in Judea and Samaria.

ISRAEL SUBMITS: There has never been a “second” Winston Churchill whose personality as much as his strategic acumen helped England weather the woes of World War II. I don’t expect Netanyahu to suddenly become a Churchill but -- in these very trying times -- it would be worthwhile for Bibi to stand up to all intimidation. That is, from the so-called “ally” in America and the Arabs surrounding us. If the Prime Minister crumbles before such Obama pressure then maybe Smiling Tony will be right after all.

And if that happens, it may be time to man the barricades!

Monday, September 5, 2011


By Simon Fischler and Schmoel Yitzhak

Dear Ms. Glick and Mr. Rubin:

We two (above-noted) columnists for the Association for the Political Defense of Israel respectfully write you as loyal, devoted, regular readers of your columns both in the Jerusalem Post and other publications.

We support most of the opinions you set forth. We respect your knowledge, research prowess and writing ability.

It would not be an exaggeration to assert that we are avid followers of your writings.

As such, we believe that you two will respect the fact that we can have an honest disagreement. The fact is we have a few bones to pick with you. Understand, this is constructive criticism.

Not only would we like you to digest our points but your responses as well.

The following are our objections or disagreements, if you will:

OVER-EMPHASIS ON OBAMA: While we wholeheartedly agree with your criticism of Obama and his policies toward Israel since taking office, we believe that by this time you are preaching to the choir but also are beating a dead horse, so to speak.

Our feeling is that it’s time to focus on more important issues. We suggest the following:

THE INABILITY OF THE ARABS TO RECOGNIZE ISRAEL AS A JEWISH STATE AND THEIR ATTENDANT RACISM. We believe that this is an ongoing, vital issue. It’s important that it should be dealt with in print as forcefully as possible.

SWITCH FROM THE FOCUS ON SYRIA: Turkey has become a far more dangerous foe for Israel than Assad’s Syria. Mr. Rubin, you have faithfully and cogently zeroed in on the maniacal Assad and his destructive regime. This has been made been clear to your readers. We believe that you should shift focus; specifically focus on the attempts by the Turkish regime to bully Israel. What makes this such an egregious sin is that the Palmer Report found Turkey overwhelming guilty in the flotilla incident.

* THE DANGEROUS FOLLY OF ABBAS’ CAMPAIGN AT THE UN FOR A PALESTINIAN STATE: This is the “now” issue and we urge you to address it with all deliberate clarity, if not speed. We don’t have to tell you how vital this is to Israel’s future.

Like yourselves, we agree that Israel never will obtain anything approaching a fair shake from Obama as long as he remains president. We agree that everything possible should
be attempted to have an Israeli-friendly president replace him, but that kind of column-writing can wait until next Summer when we have a clearer view of the Republican candidate.

We hope that either or both of you would be available for an interview -- either in person or
by telephone. If so, we plan to request that you reply to the following questions which, of course, could be answered by e mail

Either way, your replies will be published in our newsletter, of which a few copies are hereby enclosed for your perusal.

Thank you for your consideration and keep up the good work.


Simon Fischler and Schmoel Yitzhak

Saturday, September 3, 2011


By Simon Fischler

It is official, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has taken the meaning of chutzpuh to an all-time high. Consider the following facts:

After the calamitous Gaza Flotilla affair the Turkish government asked the United Nations to investigate Israel’s response that led to nine Turkish terrorists being killed on the ship, Marvi Marmara.

In requesting the probe Erdogan and the rest of the Turk government clearly assumed that the United Nations would do what it inevitably does vis-a-vis Israel -- condemn the only democracy in the Middle East.

Strike One against the Turks. The UN conducted a rather intense investigation.

Strike Two against the pompous Erdogan: all meaningful leaks suggested that the Turks would would wind up losers.

And now, Strike Three.

To Erdogan’s dismay, the UN uncovered too many facts in favor of the Israeli position not to mention her Internationally legal right to blockade Gaza.

Like Mahmoud Abbas, his best friend in Ramallah, Erdogan climbed a tree that was far and away too high for him.

Talk about chutzpuh, the Turkish leader demanded an apology, of all things, from Benjamin Netanyahu.

Not only did Erdogan not get an apology from Israel -- nor will he ever -- but now the UN has pointed the accusatory finger at Turkey. And if you’re wondering why, I’ll tell you in the most succinct terms.

Plain and simple, this is what happens when a power-hungry leader believes his braggadocio.

Caught with his political pants down, what does Erdogan do next?

In an obviously panic-move, he expels the Israeli ambassador and threatens to escort ships to Gaza; a Casus-beli if there was one.

If Turkey assumes that Israel will allow Erdogan’s Navy to escort ships to Gaza it will determine to its dismay how serious Israel takes protecting its sovereignty.

Historically, the UN has been one of the most biased anti-Israel international organizations throughout the years so there was no reason for Bibi to expect a break this time. Fortunately, however, the facts were so pro-Israel, the UN could not have ruled otherwise.

For the U.N. to release a report such as the Palmer Report that categorically places Israel in the right and Turkey in the wrong is a diplomatic victory for Netanyahu’s government and should be a clear signal to the rest of the civilized world.

Ah, but the question, how will Bibi deal with Turkey?

You don’t need 20-20 vision to see that any Turkish government led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hostile to Israel and, furthermore, has emerged as an enemy.

Bibi must stop the coddling Turkey -- er -- Erdogan.

Israeli safety -- not to mention pride -- is on the line.

Netanyahu must treat Turkey for what it has become, a certified enemy. The Prime Minister should firm up its alliances with friends such as Greece, Cyprus,

Furthermore, Turkey’s enemies such as the Kurds must get full Israeli support just as Erdogan has become buddy-buddy with the gangsters of Hamas.

Bibi’s final move should be introducing a Knesset law recognizing the Turkish genocide against the Armenians which resulted in more than a million deaths.

IMPORTANT POSTSCRIPT: This anti-Turk initiative must be coupled with the help of pro-Israel American organizations and politicians maybe even -- and I say this wistfully -- with the help of Barack Obama. (Hey, I can dream can’t I?)