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Dr Ginosar Recalls http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php?blog=12 Dr Ginosar a member of Lechi when Israel was formed on Zionism and Israel today and back then en-US http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 <br /> <b>Strict Standards</b>: Declaration of GenericCategoryCache::clear() should be compatible with DataObjectCache::clear($keep_shadow = false) in <b>/home/vsvkdg/public_html/blogs/inc/generic/model/_genericcategorycache.class.php</b> on line <b>53</b><br /> <br /> <b>Warning</b>: Creating default object from empty value in <b>/home/vsvkdg/public_html/blogs/inc/settings/model/_abstractsettings.class.php</b> on line <b>309</b><br /> <br /> <b>Strict Standards</b>: Declaration of Chapter::dbupdate() should be compatible with DataObject::dbupdate($auto_track_modification = true) in <b>/home/vsvkdg/public_html/blogs/inc/chapters/model/_chapter.class.php</b> on line <b>38</b><br /> I USED TO LIKE FRANCE
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http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/i-used-o-like-france?blog=12 Sun, 03 May 2015 04:26:00 +0000
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<p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">I am sad and sorry for the loss of innocent lives by Muslim extremists globally and in France, and I wonder if the French believe they discovered terrorism? Where were the French when many Jews were murdered in France in the last few years? Where were the French when Arab terrorists murdered many Israeli civilians for years?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">I used to like the French. My parents loved everything French, music, books, history and movies. They were educated by French culture in Egypt. I started from that base. I love French food, Edith Piaf and their old melodic music, Simon Signore and Yves Montand movies, and enjoyed my visits to France a number of times. Romantic picturesque Paris is lovely, I can walk its wide streets no end. The food, lovely. The Loire valley and its historical majestic ch&#226;teaux are appealing too. And the Palace of Versailles and its gardens are amazing. But over the years, as I watched their conduct, I lost much of my respect for them. They think they are the center of the universe. They are not.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">I have little sympathy for the French government, and the majority of that elected it. The French as individuals are usually nice people, but as a nation are self serving. They feel unique and special, thus allowed to do things other nations would feel ashamed of. The French philosopher, Revel, which was a member of the Academe Fran&#231;oise, wrote a book about the negative attitude of the French public and elite towards the U.S... He defined is as a mental illness of the French.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The French gave very little help with the global fight against terror, always thinking they are smarter, better than us. Obama knows much more than the public about the negative French behavior for many decades. Our president started slowly but learned to use force when needed, and increased markedly the use of quiet, unseen drones to terminate key terrorists over hostile territories.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Why the French awareness of terrorists is emerging only now? Is their blood so much redder than any other suffering people, including innocent Israelis murdered by Muslim terrorists that the French have been supporting for half a century?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Without a doubt, there would have been no march and no protest if only Jews were murdered in Paris. Other French Jews were murdered in France in the last few years. Did you see any French parades against that?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The French, similarly to most of Europe, have a long history of anti-Semitism and anti Israel attitude and conduct. Just look below at their behavior towards Jews and Israel from WWII on.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Increasing the Holocaust. When Germany took part of France in WWII, the French Vichee government volunteered to locate additional Jews in areas under its own control, and send them to the concentration camps in Germany- to oblivion. Note, the Germans did not force them to do it, nor had control in that region in France. Tens of thousands of Jews were murdered by this act, initiated by the French.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">BTW. On one of my enjoyable visits to France, I could not find the memorial for the French Jews murdered in WWII. After a long search it was through a small, hard to find gate, and of minimal significance.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The French were making lots of money as the major suppliers of weapons to Israel, until the 1967 war. Then French president General de Gaulle declared embargo on weapons to Israel at the initiation of the fighting claiming Israel is the aggressor since it started it. He went even further, quarantined Israeli Navy fast missile boats that were built in Germany and were outfitted with electronics in Cherbourg, a French harbor. They were already paid for and were not owned by the French. He did not allow them to leave but the Israeli outsmarted him sneaking the boats out into Israel. The French Minister of Defense wanted to bomb the escaping boats, but the French Prime Minister refused.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">After all nations agreed to stop atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons since it was spreading nuclear contamination globally, France ignored it and continued its open testing against global protests. Even using force and killed environmentalists who tried to stop them. When the French feels it is in their interest they ignore any opposition or any international laws.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">A decade ago, when Palestinians terrorized Israeli civilians that resulted in many, many deaths, including bombing of a Passover celebration in Netanya, Teenager club in Tel Aviv and many more, France had not opposed it in words or deeds. When Israel was a washed with the blood of terrorism France said and did nothing to help. For the French It was an Israeli problem</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">When Israel was attacked by Syria and Egypt in the 1973 devastating Yom Kippur War, France said noting and did nothing to help Israel. Not only that- FRANCE REFUSED TO ALLOW U.S. EMERGENCY AIRLIFT OF WEAPONS TO LAND THERE FOR REFUELING. The rest of Europe refused too. Only Portugal allowed it. Another example of active European anti-Semitism!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">France did not scream, did not put pressure on Arafat to stop his terrorism, oppositely. French president Mitterrand influenced Arafat to reject the uniquely generous pro Palestinian offer of PM Ehud Barak in 2000, brokered by President Clinton.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Give me a good reason, beside the loss of innocent lives obviously, that we should care about French suffering? What good did they do for us Jews or for Israelis lately? Or for the U.S? French president after president, French government after French government have been against Israel. France has supported the Palestinians and Abbas in the Security Council and most other opportunities we know of.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Why the current outrage? Was their Muslim Terrorism any different from the rest of the world? Than 9/11? Than in London? Than in Madrid? Than in Israel? You now realize how they think. They are the center of the world. Yes, the French believe so. They are innocent and do not deserve terrorism. However, the Israelis have to suffer from Muslim terrorism, they deserve it, and it is the French mantra all the time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">I would hate to think what the French would do to Hamas and Gaza if they were on the receiving end of the Gaza's rockets? France is 25 times larger than Israel, so the equivalent amount of rockets that would have been dropped on France by Hamas would have been 35,000 rockets in a few weeks. What would the French do? Just think about it! Gaza would disappear and most of its people would have been killed by France.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">At this sad time, I am sorry for the loss of life of any innocent people around the world, but have little sympathy for the French government or the people who elected it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Matania</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">jANUARY 2015</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/i-used-o-like-france?blog=12">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>
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I am sad and sorry for the loss of innocent lives by Muslim extremists globally and in France, and I wonder if the French believe they discovered terrorism? Where were the French when many Jews were murdered in France in the last few years? Where were the French when Arab terrorists murdered many Israeli civilians for years?

I used to like the French. My parents loved everything French, music, books, history and movies. They were educated by French culture in Egypt. I started from that base. I love French food, Edith Piaf and their old melodic music, Simon Signore and Yves Montand movies, and enjoyed my visits to France a number of times. Romantic picturesque Paris is lovely, I can walk its wide streets no end. The food, lovely. The Loire valley and its historical majestic châteaux are appealing too. And the Palace of Versailles and its gardens are amazing. But over the years, as I watched their conduct, I lost much of my respect for them. They think they are the center of the universe. They are not.

I have little sympathy for the French government, and the majority of that elected it. The French as individuals are usually nice people, but as a nation are self serving. They feel unique and special, thus allowed to do things other nations would feel ashamed of. The French philosopher, Revel, which was a member of the Academe Françoise, wrote a book about the negative attitude of the French public and elite towards the U.S... He defined is as a mental illness of the French.

The French gave very little help with the global fight against terror, always thinking they are smarter, better than us. Obama knows much more than the public about the negative French behavior for many decades. Our president started slowly but learned to use force when needed, and increased markedly the use of quiet, unseen drones to terminate key terrorists over hostile territories.

Why the French awareness of terrorists is emerging only now? Is their blood so much redder than any other suffering people, including innocent Israelis murdered by Muslim terrorists that the French have been supporting for half a century?

Without a doubt, there would have been no march and no protest if only Jews were murdered in Paris. Other French Jews were murdered in France in the last few years. Did you see any French parades against that?

The French, similarly to most of Europe, have a long history of anti-Semitism and anti Israel attitude and conduct. Just look below at their behavior towards Jews and Israel from WWII on.

Increasing the Holocaust. When Germany took part of France in WWII, the French Vichee government volunteered to locate additional Jews in areas under its own control, and send them to the concentration camps in Germany- to oblivion. Note, the Germans did not force them to do it, nor had control in that region in France. Tens of thousands of Jews were murdered by this act, initiated by the French.

BTW. On one of my enjoyable visits to France, I could not find the memorial for the French Jews murdered in WWII. After a long search it was through a small, hard to find gate, and of minimal significance.

The French were making lots of money as the major suppliers of weapons to Israel, until the 1967 war. Then French president General de Gaulle declared embargo on weapons to Israel at the initiation of the fighting claiming Israel is the aggressor since it started it. He went even further, quarantined Israeli Navy fast missile boats that were built in Germany and were outfitted with electronics in Cherbourg, a French harbor. They were already paid for and were not owned by the French. He did not allow them to leave but the Israeli outsmarted him sneaking the boats out into Israel. The French Minister of Defense wanted to bomb the escaping boats, but the French Prime Minister refused.

After all nations agreed to stop atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons since it was spreading nuclear contamination globally, France ignored it and continued its open testing against global protests. Even using force and killed environmentalists who tried to stop them. When the French feels it is in their interest they ignore any opposition or any international laws.

A decade ago, when Palestinians terrorized Israeli civilians that resulted in many, many deaths, including bombing of a Passover celebration in Netanya, Teenager club in Tel Aviv and many more, France had not opposed it in words or deeds. When Israel was a washed with the blood of terrorism France said and did nothing to help. For the French It was an Israeli problem

When Israel was attacked by Syria and Egypt in the 1973 devastating Yom Kippur War, France said noting and did nothing to help Israel. Not only that- FRANCE REFUSED TO ALLOW U.S. EMERGENCY AIRLIFT OF WEAPONS TO LAND THERE FOR REFUELING. The rest of Europe refused too. Only Portugal allowed it. Another example of active European anti-Semitism!

France did not scream, did not put pressure on Arafat to stop his terrorism, oppositely. French president Mitterrand influenced Arafat to reject the uniquely generous pro Palestinian offer of PM Ehud Barak in 2000, brokered by President Clinton.

Give me a good reason, beside the loss of innocent lives obviously, that we should care about French suffering? What good did they do for us Jews or for Israelis lately? Or for the U.S? French president after president, French government after French government have been against Israel. France has supported the Palestinians and Abbas in the Security Council and most other opportunities we know of.

Why the current outrage? Was their Muslim Terrorism any different from the rest of the world? Than 9/11? Than in London? Than in Madrid? Than in Israel? You now realize how they think. They are the center of the world. Yes, the French believe so. They are innocent and do not deserve terrorism. However, the Israelis have to suffer from Muslim terrorism, they deserve it, and it is the French mantra all the time.

I would hate to think what the French would do to Hamas and Gaza if they were on the receiving end of the Gaza's rockets? France is 25 times larger than Israel, so the equivalent amount of rockets that would have been dropped on France by Hamas would have been 35,000 rockets in a few weeks. What would the French do? Just think about it! Gaza would disappear and most of its people would have been killed by France.

At this sad time, I am sorry for the loss of life of any innocent people around the world, but have little sympathy for the French government or the people who elected it.

Matania

jANUARY 2015

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ISRAEL S PAYING A HEAVY PRICE FOR US HELP http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/israel-s-paying-a-heavy?blog=12 Sun, 03 May 2015 04:10:00 +0000 ginosar Current Commentry 947@http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/
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<p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The US has helped Israel on many fronts; therefore, we automatically believe that Israel should follow US dictates. However, Israel has paid too high a price for US erratic support. As you can read below, too many times the US has forced Israel to act against Israel's self interests -seriously reducing Israel's security. Therefore, Israel must evaluate carefully each US dictates and reject those that are detrimental to Israel's interests. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Part of the problem is that the US does not consider Israel as a fully sovereign state. The US would not dare pressure any other small country, Finland, Norway, even Lebanon, the way it pressures Israel. Israel's interests are only peripheral to the US own interests. Sometimes they are parallel, sometimes opposite</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Fundamentally, the US has not grasped the complex reality of the Muslim Middle East and often acts not only against Israel's self interest, but against US' own self interests! That is why it has made major mistakes in Iraq, Syria and Egypt and is about to make the worse mistake by allowing Iran some nuclear weapons capability.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">If Israel had rejected some US' pressure, Israel could have been now much more secure with significantly less danger from Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas and the PA too.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The Arabs and the Palestinians, who often are politically wiser than Israel, have ignored most US pressure and have gotten away with it. ISRAEL SHOULD LEARN FROM THAT EXAMPLE. Israel is very small (5% of California) and above all must protect its borders and security. However, it is economically strong and its GDP, close to $300 billion, is larger than the Philippines, or Egypt, or Ireland, or Finland. </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Israel should not be afraid to lose US help because it is likely that Israel is more important to the US than US' limited assistance to Israel. Israel is the only reliable ally the US has in the Middle East. The US has used Israel as a military base for decades and benefited from many advanced Israeli military developments. Israeli purchases of US military aid provides many jobs in the US and reduces US costs of military systems. And in the commercial area, both sides are benefiting from close technical and marketing association. And the majority of Americans support Israel.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">HOW THE US HURT ISRAEL:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Let me summarize some key US- induced problems that even U.S. military, financial and UN support may not have been worth these outcomes!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">I hope to send the details of each later.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">1. US declared weapon embargo on the region for 20 years, weakening Israel, not the Arabs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">2. President Eisenhower stopped the 1956 Sinai war prematurely -thus helping Nasser.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">3. President Johnson tried to stop the Israel's conquest of the Golan at the end of the 1967 -Six Days war. Israel rejected it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">4. Nixon stopped PM Golda Meir from starting a preemptive Israeli attack, prior to the 1973 Yom Kippur war, causing large loss of lives. And Israel barely won.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">5. A critical mistake: During the Gaza withdrawal of 2005 Israel planned a "Philadelphia Corridor" to separate Egypt from southern Gaza to prevent weapon and terrorists smuggling from Egypt. However, the US forced Israel to eliminate this critical barrier.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">THIS ISRAELI BARRIER WOULD HAVE MARKEDLY CURTAILED HAMAS' ABILITY TO ATTACK ISRAEL, AND WOULD HAVE SAVED MANY ISRAELI AND PALESTINIANS' LIVES!! THIS ALONE WOULD HAVE JUSTIFIED REJECTING MOST AMERICAN PRESSURE. MORE OVER, MOST AMERICAN ASSISTANCE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN REQUIRED IF HAMAS WAS STOPPED BY THIS BARRIER.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">6. The US insisted that Hamas could participate in a "democratic" election in Gaza thus allowing Hamas to take over the Gaza strip.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">7. During the 2014 Gaza war President Obama pressured Israel to stop its attack on Gaza by preventing the transfer of needed and agreed upon ammunition requested by Israel during the battle.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">8. The endless US driven "peace process. The US does not grasp that the Palestinians want to take over ALL OF ISRAEL, not just Gaza and West Bank. The Arabs believe that the Middle East is a Muslim region and non-Muslim should not live there.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">9. The most significant issue is Iran nuclear weapon development. This US Administration purposely reduced Israel's ability to destroy Iran nuclear facilities. First by starting international negotiation, thus preempting Israel justification to destroy Iran's nuclear installations. Second, the US dragged the Iranian nuclear negotiation long enough that Israel can't bomb now the Iranian installations in an effective way. They are too secure now.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">In light of these and other events, it seems to me that Israel should now stand its own grounds and not accept undesirable US dictates. Even if the US would threatens to reduce its military and political support!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The price Israel paid in the past was much too high. It may be higher in the future.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Matania</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">2/15</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/israel-s-paying-a-heavy?blog=12">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>
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The US has helped Israel on many fronts; therefore, we automatically believe that Israel should follow US dictates. However, Israel has paid too high a price for US erratic support. As you can read below, too many times the US has forced Israel to act against Israel's self interests -seriously reducing Israel's security. Therefore, Israel must evaluate carefully each US dictates and reject those that are detrimental to Israel's interests.

Part of the problem is that the US does not consider Israel as a fully sovereign state. The US would not dare pressure any other small country, Finland, Norway, even Lebanon, the way it pressures Israel. Israel's interests are only peripheral to the US own interests. Sometimes they are parallel, sometimes opposite

Fundamentally, the US has not grasped the complex reality of the Muslim Middle East and often acts not only against Israel's self interest, but against US' own self interests! That is why it has made major mistakes in Iraq, Syria and Egypt and is about to make the worse mistake by allowing Iran some nuclear weapons capability.

If Israel had rejected some US' pressure, Israel could have been now much more secure with significantly less danger from Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas and the PA too.

The Arabs and the Palestinians, who often are politically wiser than Israel, have ignored most US pressure and have gotten away with it. ISRAEL SHOULD LEARN FROM THAT EXAMPLE. Israel is very small (5% of California) and above all must protect its borders and security. However, it is economically strong and its GDP, close to $300 billion, is larger than the Philippines, or Egypt, or Ireland, or Finland.

 

Israel should not be afraid to lose US help because it is likely that Israel is more important to the US than US' limited assistance to Israel. Israel is the only reliable ally the US has in the Middle East. The US has used Israel as a military base for decades and benefited from many advanced Israeli military developments. Israeli purchases of US military aid provides many jobs in the US and reduces US costs of military systems. And in the commercial area, both sides are benefiting from close technical and marketing association. And the majority of Americans support Israel.

HOW THE US HURT ISRAEL:

Let me summarize some key US- induced problems that even U.S. military, financial and UN support may not have been worth these outcomes!

I hope to send the details of each later.

1. US declared weapon embargo on the region for 20 years, weakening Israel, not the Arabs.

2. President Eisenhower stopped the 1956 Sinai war prematurely -thus helping Nasser.

3. President Johnson tried to stop the Israel's conquest of the Golan at the end of the 1967 -Six Days war. Israel rejected it.

4. Nixon stopped PM Golda Meir from starting a preemptive Israeli attack, prior to the 1973 Yom Kippur war, causing large loss of lives. And Israel barely won.

5. A critical mistake: During the Gaza withdrawal of 2005 Israel planned a "Philadelphia Corridor" to separate Egypt from southern Gaza to prevent weapon and terrorists smuggling from Egypt. However, the US forced Israel to eliminate this critical barrier.

THIS ISRAELI BARRIER WOULD HAVE MARKEDLY CURTAILED HAMAS' ABILITY TO ATTACK ISRAEL, AND WOULD HAVE SAVED MANY ISRAELI AND PALESTINIANS' LIVES!! THIS ALONE WOULD HAVE JUSTIFIED REJECTING MOST AMERICAN PRESSURE. MORE OVER, MOST AMERICAN ASSISTANCE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN REQUIRED IF HAMAS WAS STOPPED BY THIS BARRIER.

6. The US insisted that Hamas could participate in a "democratic" election in Gaza thus allowing Hamas to take over the Gaza strip.

7. During the 2014 Gaza war President Obama pressured Israel to stop its attack on Gaza by preventing the transfer of needed and agreed upon ammunition requested by Israel during the battle.

8. The endless US driven "peace process. The US does not grasp that the Palestinians want to take over ALL OF ISRAEL, not just Gaza and West Bank. The Arabs believe that the Middle East is a Muslim region and non-Muslim should not live there.

9. The most significant issue is Iran nuclear weapon development. This US Administration purposely reduced Israel's ability to destroy Iran nuclear facilities. First by starting international negotiation, thus preempting Israel justification to destroy Iran's nuclear installations. Second, the US dragged the Iranian nuclear negotiation long enough that Israel can't bomb now the Iranian installations in an effective way. They are too secure now.

In light of these and other events, it seems to me that Israel should now stand its own grounds and not accept undesirable US dictates. Even if the US would threatens to reduce its military and political support!

The price Israel paid in the past was much too high. It may be higher in the future.

Matania

2/15

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ISRAEL IS A BIG FAMILY http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/israel-is-a-big-family?blog=12 Sun, 03 May 2015 03:57:00 +0000 ginosar Current Commentry 946@http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/
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<p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Moshe and I were not in a very good mood. We were walking out of the cemetery, after burring our friend and did not feel like talking as we went to our respective cars.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Suddenly Moshe turned to me and said: "We are returning to Israel."</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> Why, what happened so suddenly?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> I thought about it for some time, Moshe answered. I want to prevent the American Disease in my own family.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">What American Disease?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> When the family spread out and you rarely see your kids again.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> I don't understand. You have a lovely family, you have an excellent income, and you have here everything people want.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> But, he said, this will not last. My kids are reaching college age. Once they go to a university any place over this vast USA, they meet someone there, get married, and stay there. And the distances here will kill this family. My family closeness is very important to my wife and me.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">And this I don't have to worry about in Israel. In such a little country we are only hours away from one another by car or train.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">And what if the kids object?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> They can pay for their education themselves, he chuckled.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> We hugged one another, probably for the last time, and I wished him a good life in Israel.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">I knew very well about this sad occurrence, but not by its name - "American Disease." I have been experiencing it from the time my kids looked for jobs. Their university education was in California, so we saw them reasonably often. But once jobs started, they moved away. And phone calls are far cry from spending family time together.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">My brothers and sister in Israel never faced that family separation. Through good and bad times, holidays and Shabat, they shared life together and are supporting one another.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Israel is a big family and that is one of the most important cohesive force helping Israelis overcome difficulties we in the US, most likely, would not be able to endure.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> Matania</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/israel-is-a-big-family?blog=12">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>
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Moshe and I were not in a very good mood. We were walking out of the cemetery, after burring our friend and did not feel like talking as we went to our respective cars.

Suddenly Moshe turned to me and said: "We are returning to Israel."

Why, what happened so suddenly?

I thought about it for some time, Moshe answered. I want to prevent the American Disease in my own family.

What American Disease?

When the family spread out and you rarely see your kids again.

I don't understand. You have a lovely family, you have an excellent income, and you have here everything people want.

But, he said, this will not last. My kids are reaching college age. Once they go to a university any place over this vast USA, they meet someone there, get married, and stay there. And the distances here will kill this family. My family closeness is very important to my wife and me.

And this I don't have to worry about in Israel. In such a little country we are only hours away from one another by car or train.

And what if the kids object?

They can pay for their education themselves, he chuckled.

We hugged one another, probably for the last time, and I wished him a good life in Israel.

I knew very well about this sad occurrence, but not by its name - "American Disease." I have been experiencing it from the time my kids looked for jobs. Their university education was in California, so we saw them reasonably often. But once jobs started, they moved away. And phone calls are far cry from spending family time together.

My brothers and sister in Israel never faced that family separation. Through good and bad times, holidays and Shabat, they shared life together and are supporting one another.

Israel is a big family and that is one of the most important cohesive force helping Israelis overcome difficulties we in the US, most likely, would not be able to endure.

Matania

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Why Israel Is Moving To The Right http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/why-israel-is-moving-to?blog=12 Sun, 03 May 2015 03:51:00 +0000 ginosar Current Commentry 945@http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/
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<p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The recent re-election of Netanyahu by a significant margin is part of a slow and steady process by which the Israelis are rejecting their long established meek Galut (Diaspora) mentality. Jews had to develop that protective, subservient Galut mentality ("What will the Goim think?") to survive the harsh reality of the most prosecuted minority of the Western world. Unfortunately despite their freedom in their own Israel and the many successes they have archived, from military battles, to rapid population growth, and incredible economic development, many Israelis have been unable yet to fully shake off that millennia-old subservient Galut mentality.</span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">In the past, too many Israelis wanted peace so much that they were willing to give away the security of their country for it. They did not grasp that all the nations who have criticized Israel won their independence by brutal wars: England, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Italy, and many more, the USA too. USA brutally eliminated most of the native population to take their lands. We stole Texas and California from Mexico too. Also, at the same period that young idealistic Jews came to build the land of Israel in peace, the California Government paid bounty for every skull of a murdered Indian. And Europeans and the US bombed immense amounts of German and Japanese civilians to death. And did so in Iraq, Afghanistan, ISIS, and Yemen now. So, don't preach morality to Israelis.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> It might have taken the Jews 40 years to shake off their slave mentality as they escaped Egypt, before they were ready to conquer the Land of Israel. However, our European Galut lasted much longer. Add to it the idealistic- socialistic belief of the builders of the new Israel 140 years ago, so it naturally takes longer to fully drop that Galut mentality.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> It will take additional time for the Israelis to be more realistic regarding the Palestinians and the Arab world, but they are moving in the right direction. If they do not, their miniature country of 8 million would disappear in the hostile, raging Middle East of 400 million Arabs, who so easily murder any Muslim not of their own narrow sect.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Israel very existence is the issue. It is not the Palestinian peace issue that bothers Arab leaders. All Arab countries (except Jordan that is almost fully a Palestinian state) hate the Palestinians and treat them as third class citizens. Most Arab leaders know the trouble Palestinians usually bring and thus dislike them and still keep them in refugee camps!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> In addition, Iran is an agonizing unstable force endangering Israel, independent of any Palestinian peace issue.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> The main forces that moved Israel to more nationally assertiveness, to the Right are:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> 1. The majority shifted from idealistic Ashkenazi Jews to experienced Sephardim/Mizrachi Jews</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> 2. Influx of a million Russian Jews</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> 3 Growth of the Orthodox community</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> 4. The lessons of Gaza, Syria, ISIS and the Middle East upheaval</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> 5. Iran emerging nuclear capabilities</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">1. The majority shifted to the Sephardim.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> The idealism that the young Left oriented Ashkenazi Jews brought to Israel was a very powerful force to build the desolated land of Israel. Their courage, dedication and stamina built a major portion of rural Israel, but not all of it. The private sector in the cities was important too, but was voiceless. The uninterrupted, long and full control of Israeli society, politics, economy and even art, by the Left Labor party stagnated much of Israel dynamism and development; (Workers could not strike against their own Labor employer, for example, and no other views but the tight leadership of Ben Gurion and company were accepted).</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">This was finally broken in the 1977 election when the Sephardim and Mizrachi (Sephardim-for short) Jews became a majority in Israel, and Menachem Begin (the leader of the Irgun underground) was elected as Prime Minister. Under the previous Left leadership, the Sephardim felt like second class citizens by the so called "sophisticated, better educated", European -Ashkenazi Jews. They dismissed Sephardic wisdom and practicality, and their many other outstanding attributes.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Unlike the impractical idealistic Ashkenzis, Sephardic newcomers had the ability to see the world in a more realist eyes and had long experience living with Arabs. On the other hand, European Jews were too idealistic, and especially unaware of the type of immorality practiced in the Arab world: "Might means Right." "Muslims are superior to other people", and "an agreement is valid only as long as it is good for me," among other unacceptable things.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> 2. Influx of a million Russian Jews</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The massive influx of close to a million well educated, experienced and hard working Russian Jews also had significant impact on the move to the Right of Israeli society. The majority brought with them assertiveness and the desire for a strong country. Once they became Israelis, it was their country and they were eager to see a strong, independent nation protecting their society. Many native Israelis were, let me stretch it a little for impact, "apologetic" about Israeli strength and the need for more secure borders.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">3. Growth of the Orthodox community</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> Orthodox Jews are ten percent of the population, and have many branches, from liberal to conservative. Their birthrate is more than double that of the secular Jewish population. That brings the Jewish birthrate close to the birthrate of the Israeli Arab population, which dropped significantly in the last three decades. There are problems, but Orthodox Jews make many important contributions to Israel despite the feelings of many secular Jews to the contrary. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">They see the orthodox in the same narrow eyes that Jews are often seen by the anti-Semitic world. Almost all Orthodox vote their own parties and because of the political structure of Israeli political system, orthodox sometimes have larger political influence than their numbers. They have, like anyone else, the right to benefit their members. But sometimes go beyond sensible limits, and irritate the secular community. Their larger number and constant voting help move Israel to the Right too.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">4. The lessons of Gaza, Syria, ISIS and the Middle East upheaval</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> Israeli idealists based their whole life philosophy on socialism and the dream that all workers of the world are brothers...and therefore peace with the Palestinians is their core life dream-Their essence. They are deeply angry at the Palestinians that rejected their numerous peace offers and destroyed their core world view.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is enormously hard for idealists to accept the brutal, murderous Arab/Muslim reality that is evident all around Israel.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> How these idealists can believe the Palestinians will live in peace when all around them, Arabs/Muslims have been murdering one another in immense numbers for just a different take of who should follow Muhammad as leader of the Muslim world? Half a million civilians in Iraq and nearly a quarter of a million in Syria murdered to date. How can these Jewish idealists be blind to the immediate atrocities and beheading all around them? They are opening their eyes lately.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> 5. Iran emerging nuclear capabilities.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> Despite the dream of President Obama of a future peaceful, nuclear free Iran; most Israelis know that dream is baseless. The US president botched up each and every attempt he made in the Middle East before. He is unable to grasp the mentality of the Muslim world, and especially the fanatic mentality of the Iranian religious eldership, and thus President Obama is fully mistaken regarding Iran too.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Those are some of the forces that are steadily opening more idealists minds to the fact that Israel cannot make peace with the Palestinians for a long time to come. And must keep all of its options re. Iran.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> Matania</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> 4/15</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/why-israel-is-moving-to?blog=12">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>
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The recent re-election of Netanyahu by a significant margin is part of a slow and steady process by which the Israelis are rejecting their long established meek Galut (Diaspora) mentality. Jews had to develop that protective, subservient Galut mentality ("What will the Goim think?") to survive the harsh reality of the most prosecuted minority of the Western world. Unfortunately despite their freedom in their own Israel and the many successes they have archived, from military battles, to rapid population growth, and incredible economic development, many Israelis have been unable yet to fully shake off that millennia-old subservient Galut mentality.

 

In the past, too many Israelis wanted peace so much that they were willing to give away the security of their country for it. They did not grasp that all the nations who have criticized Israel won their independence by brutal wars: England, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Italy, and many more, the USA too. USA brutally eliminated most of the native population to take their lands. We stole Texas and California from Mexico too. Also, at the same period that young idealistic Jews came to build the land of Israel in peace, the California Government paid bounty for every skull of a murdered Indian. And Europeans and the US bombed immense amounts of German and Japanese civilians to death. And did so in Iraq, Afghanistan, ISIS, and Yemen now. So, don't preach morality to Israelis.

It might have taken the Jews 40 years to shake off their slave mentality as they escaped Egypt, before they were ready to conquer the Land of Israel. However, our European Galut lasted much longer. Add to it the idealistic- socialistic belief of the builders of the new Israel 140 years ago, so it naturally takes longer to fully drop that Galut mentality.

It will take additional time for the Israelis to be more realistic regarding the Palestinians and the Arab world, but they are moving in the right direction. If they do not, their miniature country of 8 million would disappear in the hostile, raging Middle East of 400 million Arabs, who so easily murder any Muslim not of their own narrow sect.

Israel very existence is the issue. It is not the Palestinian peace issue that bothers Arab leaders. All Arab countries (except Jordan that is almost fully a Palestinian state) hate the Palestinians and treat them as third class citizens. Most Arab leaders know the trouble Palestinians usually bring and thus dislike them and still keep them in refugee camps!

In addition, Iran is an agonizing unstable force endangering Israel, independent of any Palestinian peace issue.

The main forces that moved Israel to more nationally assertiveness, to the Right are:

1. The majority shifted from idealistic Ashkenazi Jews to experienced Sephardim/Mizrachi Jews

2. Influx of a million Russian Jews

3 Growth of the Orthodox community

4. The lessons of Gaza, Syria, ISIS and the Middle East upheaval

5. Iran emerging nuclear capabilities

1. The majority shifted to the Sephardim.

The idealism that the young Left oriented Ashkenazi Jews brought to Israel was a very powerful force to build the desolated land of Israel. Their courage, dedication and stamina built a major portion of rural Israel, but not all of it. The private sector in the cities was important too, but was voiceless. The uninterrupted, long and full control of Israeli society, politics, economy and even art, by the Left Labor party stagnated much of Israel dynamism and development; (Workers could not strike against their own Labor employer, for example, and no other views but the tight leadership of Ben Gurion and company were accepted).

This was finally broken in the 1977 election when the Sephardim and Mizrachi (Sephardim-for short) Jews became a majority in Israel, and Menachem Begin (the leader of the Irgun underground) was elected as Prime Minister. Under the previous Left leadership, the Sephardim felt like second class citizens by the so called "sophisticated, better educated", European -Ashkenazi Jews. They dismissed Sephardic wisdom and practicality, and their many other outstanding attributes.

Unlike the impractical idealistic Ashkenzis, Sephardic newcomers had the ability to see the world in a more realist eyes and had long experience living with Arabs. On the other hand, European Jews were too idealistic, and especially unaware of the type of immorality practiced in the Arab world: "Might means Right." "Muslims are superior to other people", and "an agreement is valid only as long as it is good for me," among other unacceptable things.

2. Influx of a million Russian Jews

The massive influx of close to a million well educated, experienced and hard working Russian Jews also had significant impact on the move to the Right of Israeli society. The majority brought with them assertiveness and the desire for a strong country. Once they became Israelis, it was their country and they were eager to see a strong, independent nation protecting their society. Many native Israelis were, let me stretch it a little for impact, "apologetic" about Israeli strength and the need for more secure borders.

3. Growth of the Orthodox community

Orthodox Jews are ten percent of the population, and have many branches, from liberal to conservative. Their birthrate is more than double that of the secular Jewish population. That brings the Jewish birthrate close to the birthrate of the Israeli Arab population, which dropped significantly in the last three decades. There are problems, but Orthodox Jews make many important contributions to Israel despite the feelings of many secular Jews to the contrary.

They see the orthodox in the same narrow eyes that Jews are often seen by the anti-Semitic world. Almost all Orthodox vote their own parties and because of the political structure of Israeli political system, orthodox sometimes have larger political influence than their numbers. They have, like anyone else, the right to benefit their members. But sometimes go beyond sensible limits, and irritate the secular community. Their larger number and constant voting help move Israel to the Right too.

4. The lessons of Gaza, Syria, ISIS and the Middle East upheaval

Israeli idealists based their whole life philosophy on socialism and the dream that all workers of the world are brothers...and therefore peace with the Palestinians is their core life dream-Their essence. They are deeply angry at the Palestinians that rejected their numerous peace offers and destroyed their core world view.

It is enormously hard for idealists to accept the brutal, murderous Arab/Muslim reality that is evident all around Israel.

How these idealists can believe the Palestinians will live in peace when all around them, Arabs/Muslims have been murdering one another in immense numbers for just a different take of who should follow Muhammad as leader of the Muslim world? Half a million civilians in Iraq and nearly a quarter of a million in Syria murdered to date. How can these Jewish idealists be blind to the immediate atrocities and beheading all around them? They are opening their eyes lately.

5. Iran emerging nuclear capabilities.

Despite the dream of President Obama of a future peaceful, nuclear free Iran; most Israelis know that dream is baseless. The US president botched up each and every attempt he made in the Middle East before. He is unable to grasp the mentality of the Muslim world, and especially the fanatic mentality of the Iranian religious eldership, and thus President Obama is fully mistaken regarding Iran too.

Those are some of the forces that are steadily opening more idealists minds to the fact that Israel cannot make peace with the Palestinians for a long time to come. And must keep all of its options re. Iran.


Matania

4/15

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<p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Muslim Volatility Can Not Be Stopped in the foreseeable future.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The poor Tunisian pushcart vendor, who started the Arab Spring by burning himself to death, had no hope. The combination of extreme poverty and police brutality lighted his match. This wide spread abject poverty is the common cause of the Arab revolts. And that is driven by increased regional droughts.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The most fundamental thing about the Arab world is that it resides in a vast hot and arid region, some almost a desert. That aridity shaped the religion and way of life of the people from their beginning. Survival is the key. Fundamental scarcity dictates that every tribe is for itself, under autocratic leadership. If you do not obey, you die.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Topography and climate shape a people and their history. Look in Yemen: mud houses on top of one another with no vegetation in sight. Most of the water in Syria and Iraq come from Turkey. Egypt has no rain; the Nile River is the only source of water for 95 million people.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The Middle East volatility cannot be stopped in the foreseeable future, since key conditions that led to it are almost impossible to improve. Israel and the West must get used to that!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The Middle East was always ready- to- explode due to a combination of: scarce water sources, tyrannical religion, women's oppression leading to a very high birth rate; large, deprived, rural population; plus tribal and sectarian hatred. Thus only dictators were able to stabilize their areas. Eliminating dictators opened the doors to massive sectarian/tribal wars. When you add to these weapons of mass destruction held by the fanatic religious leadership of Iran, it would expand the danger to the entire world.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">These crucial elements are increasing the danger in the region:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">1. An arid region increasing in dryness leading to massive rural hunger and frustration</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">2. Millions of young rural refugees moving to and destabilizing urban areas</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">3. Fanatical religion combined with sectarian hatred leading to ISIS and similar radical groups and mass murders,</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">4. Extremist Iranian religious leaders committed to obtaining nuclear weapons to subjugate the region and destroy Israel and the West</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">5. A driven, idealistic US president unable to fathom the complexity and explosive danger of the above</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Lately two major forces are destabilizing our world order: Islamist violence and Climate Change. The recent Arab upheavals are due in a large part to the increasing aridity of the Middle East driven by Climate Change. Africa is a similar case. California is experiencing its worse draught on record, with no end in sight.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Major parts of the population are uneducated and most are governed by their fanatic emotions, unable to think. Add to that dropping oil income, wealth for the minority only, and tribalism and you get continuous catastrophes, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslims and Christians. No outsider can solve their lack of water, their infighting, hatred, fanaticism. Benevolent dictators are their only hope for the foreseeable future.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Only Egypt President El-Sisi is a ray of hope with his desire to reduce the fanaticism of the Muslim world.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">This is the world of unsymmetrical war: small groups of hard to identify people, intermixed with local population, disturbing the lives of millions of citizens, murdering every one they wish to. Aircraft carriers and advanced fighter aircraft are not able to stop these mini wars. These fighting are likely to spill over to us because with a nuclear Iran it would be harder to prevent major catastrophes in the Western world, even larger than 9/11. Iran is supporting global terrorism, and with nuclear weapons Iran would be more aggressive, and drive surrounding Arab nations to get their own nuclear weapons. Nuclear Proliferation in the volatile Middle East is an explosive situation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">President Obama innocence and misplaced idealism. I usually support the elected president, even if he is not of my choosing. Regrettably, Obama did not do well internationally. The global difficulties he faced would have been hard to solve by any president, but almost all Obama's moves were misguided and fruitless, at best. Just one example- denigrating Egypt's General el-Sisi for toppling the Muslim Brotherhood. El-Sisi should have received massive military and financial support from us, not condemnation! What was the Obama team thinking?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">President Obama has a very narrow understanding of reality. Few people can truly grasp reality, but a President must! Obama has limited life experience and his dreams are not moderated by facts that he does not want to or able to grasp. Also, he selected only "YES" people for his team of advisers! He is closed in his own limited circle. And our President believes that Iran's extremely smart, immoral fanatic elite will follow their agreements. He also believes that he can civilize Iran's fanatic elite by bringing them into the "Community of Nations"</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">How can any educated, thinking person believes in this fantasy?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Iran will gladly supply terrorists with small nuclear bombs to ship to ours and Europe shores in any ship they want. It is that easy. Iran also has developed long range nuclear-capable missiles to reach the USA.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Wiping Israel off the map is even easier. One bomb is enough and the fact that 3 or 4 million Muslims will perish too, is immaterial, Iran said: "they will go to heaven to reap their enticing rewards."</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">And this is the unstable world our idealistic and oblivious President is moving us towards.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Sleep well, if you can.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">I cannot.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Matania</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">For info on Climate Change see my blog: <a href="http://www.ginosaronglobalwarming.org">www.ginosaronglobalwarming.org</a></span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/climate-topography-shapes-the-middle-1?blog=12">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>
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Muslim Volatility Can Not Be Stopped in the foreseeable future.

The poor Tunisian pushcart vendor, who started the Arab Spring by burning himself to death, had no hope. The combination of extreme poverty and police brutality lighted his match. This wide spread abject poverty is the common cause of the Arab revolts. And that is driven by increased regional droughts.

The most fundamental thing about the Arab world is that it resides in a vast hot and arid region, some almost a desert. That aridity shaped the religion and way of life of the people from their beginning. Survival is the key. Fundamental scarcity dictates that every tribe is for itself, under autocratic leadership. If you do not obey, you die.

Topography and climate shape a people and their history. Look in Yemen: mud houses on top of one another with no vegetation in sight. Most of the water in Syria and Iraq come from Turkey. Egypt has no rain; the Nile River is the only source of water for 95 million people.

The Middle East volatility cannot be stopped in the foreseeable future, since key conditions that led to it are almost impossible to improve. Israel and the West must get used to that!

The Middle East was always ready- to- explode due to a combination of: scarce water sources, tyrannical religion, women's oppression leading to a very high birth rate; large, deprived, rural population; plus tribal and sectarian hatred. Thus only dictators were able to stabilize their areas. Eliminating dictators opened the doors to massive sectarian/tribal wars. When you add to these weapons of mass destruction held by the fanatic religious leadership of Iran, it would expand the danger to the entire world.

These crucial elements are increasing the danger in the region:

1. An arid region increasing in dryness leading to massive rural hunger and frustration

2. Millions of young rural refugees moving to and destabilizing urban areas

3. Fanatical religion combined with sectarian hatred leading to ISIS and similar radical groups and mass murders,

4. Extremist Iranian religious leaders committed to obtaining nuclear weapons to subjugate the region and destroy Israel and the West

5. A driven, idealistic US president unable to fathom the complexity and explosive danger of the above

Lately two major forces are destabilizing our world order: Islamist violence and Climate Change. The recent Arab upheavals are due in a large part to the increasing aridity of the Middle East driven by Climate Change. Africa is a similar case. California is experiencing its worse draught on record, with no end in sight.

Major parts of the population are uneducated and most are governed by their fanatic emotions, unable to think. Add to that dropping oil income, wealth for the minority only, and tribalism and you get continuous catastrophes, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslims and Christians. No outsider can solve their lack of water, their infighting, hatred, fanaticism. Benevolent dictators are their only hope for the foreseeable future.

Only Egypt President El-Sisi is a ray of hope with his desire to reduce the fanaticism of the Muslim world.

This is the world of unsymmetrical war: small groups of hard to identify people, intermixed with local population, disturbing the lives of millions of citizens, murdering every one they wish to. Aircraft carriers and advanced fighter aircraft are not able to stop these mini wars. These fighting are likely to spill over to us because with a nuclear Iran it would be harder to prevent major catastrophes in the Western world, even larger than 9/11. Iran is supporting global terrorism, and with nuclear weapons Iran would be more aggressive, and drive surrounding Arab nations to get their own nuclear weapons. Nuclear Proliferation in the volatile Middle East is an explosive situation.

President Obama innocence and misplaced idealism. I usually support the elected president, even if he is not of my choosing. Regrettably, Obama did not do well internationally. The global difficulties he faced would have been hard to solve by any president, but almost all Obama's moves were misguided and fruitless, at best. Just one example- denigrating Egypt's General el-Sisi for toppling the Muslim Brotherhood. El-Sisi should have received massive military and financial support from us, not condemnation! What was the Obama team thinking?

President Obama has a very narrow understanding of reality. Few people can truly grasp reality, but a President must! Obama has limited life experience and his dreams are not moderated by facts that he does not want to or able to grasp. Also, he selected only "YES" people for his team of advisers! He is closed in his own limited circle. And our President believes that Iran's extremely smart, immoral fanatic elite will follow their agreements. He also believes that he can civilize Iran's fanatic elite by bringing them into the "Community of Nations"

How can any educated, thinking person believes in this fantasy?

Iran will gladly supply terrorists with small nuclear bombs to ship to ours and Europe shores in any ship they want. It is that easy. Iran also has developed long range nuclear-capable missiles to reach the USA.

Wiping Israel off the map is even easier. One bomb is enough and the fact that 3 or 4 million Muslims will perish too, is immaterial, Iran said: "they will go to heaven to reap their enticing rewards."

And this is the unstable world our idealistic and oblivious President is moving us towards.

Sleep well, if you can.

I cannot.

Matania

For info on Climate Change see my blog: www.ginosaronglobalwarming.org

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<p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Muslim Volatility Can Not Be Stopped in the foreseeable future.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The poor Tunisian pushcart vendor, who started the Arab Spring by burning himself to death, had no hope. The combination of extreme poverty and police brutality lighted his match. This wide spread abject poverty is the common cause of the Arab revolts. And that is driven by increased regional droughts.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The most fundamental thing about the Arab world is that it resides in a vast hot and arid region, some almost a desert. That aridity shaped the religion and way of life of the people from their beginning. Survival is the key. Fundamental scarcity dictates that every tribe is for itself, under autocratic leadership. If you do not obey, you die.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Topography and climate shape a people and their history. Look in Yemen: mud houses on top of one another with no vegetation in sight. Most of the water in Syria and Iraq come from Turkey. Egypt has no rain; the Nile River is the only source of water for 95 million people.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The Middle East volatility cannot be stopped in the foreseeable future, since key conditions that led to it are almost impossible to improve. Israel and the West must get used to that!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The Middle East was always ready- to- explode due to a combination of: scarce water sources, tyrannical religion, women's oppression leading to a very high birth rate; large, deprived, rural population; plus tribal and sectarian hatred. Thus only dictators were able to stabilize their areas. Eliminating dictators opened the doors to massive sectarian/tribal wars. When you add to these weapons of mass destruction held by the fanatic religious leadership of Iran, it would expand the danger to the entire world.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">These crucial elements are increasing the danger in the region:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">1. An arid region increasing in dryness leading to massive rural hunger and frustration</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">2. Millions of young rural refugees moving to and destabilizing urban areas</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">3. Fanatical religion combined with sectarian hatred leading to ISIS and similar radical groups and mass murders,</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">4. Extremist Iranian religious leaders committed to obtaining nuclear weapons to subjugate the region and destroy Israel and the West</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">5. A driven, idealistic US president unable to fathom the complexity and explosive danger of the above</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Lately two major forces are destabilizing our world order: Islamist violence and Climate Change. The recent Arab upheavals are due in a large part to the increasing aridity of the Middle East driven by Climate Change. Africa is a similar case. California is experiencing its worse draught on record, with no end in sight.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Major parts of the population are uneducated and most are governed by their fanatic emotions, unable to think. Add to that dropping oil income, wealth for the minority only, and tribalism and you get continuous catastrophes, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslims and Christians. No outsider can solve their lack of water, their infighting, hatred, fanaticism. Benevolent dictators are their only hope for the foreseeable future.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Only Egypt President El-Sisi is a ray of hope with his desire to reduce the fanaticism of the Muslim world.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">This is the world of unsymmetrical war: small groups of hard to identify people, intermixed with local population, disturbing the lives of millions of citizens, murdering every one they wish to. Aircraft carriers and advanced fighter aircraft are not able to stop these mini wars. These fighting are likely to spill over to us because with a nuclear Iran it would be harder to prevent major catastrophes in the Western world, even larger than 9/11. Iran is supporting global terrorism, and with nuclear weapons Iran would be more aggressive, and drive surrounding Arab nations to get their own nuclear weapons. Nuclear Proliferation in the volatile Middle East is an explosive situation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">President Obama innocence and misplaced idealism. I usually support the elected president, even if he is not of my choosing. Regrettably, Obama did not do well internationally. The global difficulties he faced would have been hard to solve by any president, but almost all Obama's moves were misguided and fruitless, at best. Just one example- denigrating Egypt's General el-Sisi for toppling the Muslim Brotherhood. El-Sisi should have received massive military and financial support from us, not condemnation! What was the Obama team thinking?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">President Obama has a very narrow understanding of reality. Few people can truly grasp reality, but a President must! Obama has limited life experience and his dreams are not moderated by facts that he does not want to or able to grasp. Also, he selected only "YES" people for his team of advisers! He is closed in his own limited circle. And our President believes that Iran's extremely smart, immoral fanatic elite will follow their agreements. He also believes that he can civilize Iran's fanatic elite by bringing them into the "Community of Nations"</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">How can any educated, thinking person believes in this fantasy?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Iran will gladly supply terrorists with small nuclear bombs to ship to ours and Europe shores in any ship they want. It is that easy. Iran also has developed long range nuclear-capable missiles to reach the USA.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Wiping Israel off the map is even easier. One bomb is enough and the fact that 3 or 4 million Muslims will perish too, is immaterial, Iran said: "they will go to heaven to reap their enticing rewards."</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">And this is the unstable world our idealistic and oblivious President is moving us towards.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Sleep well, if you can.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">I cannot.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Matania</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">For info on Climate Change see my blog: <a href="http://www.ginosaronglobalwarming.org">www.ginosaronglobalwarming.org</a></span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/climate-topography-shapes-the-middle?blog=12">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>
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Muslim Volatility Can Not Be Stopped in the foreseeable future.

The poor Tunisian pushcart vendor, who started the Arab Spring by burning himself to death, had no hope. The combination of extreme poverty and police brutality lighted his match. This wide spread abject poverty is the common cause of the Arab revolts. And that is driven by increased regional droughts.

The most fundamental thing about the Arab world is that it resides in a vast hot and arid region, some almost a desert. That aridity shaped the religion and way of life of the people from their beginning. Survival is the key. Fundamental scarcity dictates that every tribe is for itself, under autocratic leadership. If you do not obey, you die.

Topography and climate shape a people and their history. Look in Yemen: mud houses on top of one another with no vegetation in sight. Most of the water in Syria and Iraq come from Turkey. Egypt has no rain; the Nile River is the only source of water for 95 million people.

The Middle East volatility cannot be stopped in the foreseeable future, since key conditions that led to it are almost impossible to improve. Israel and the West must get used to that!

The Middle East was always ready- to- explode due to a combination of: scarce water sources, tyrannical religion, women's oppression leading to a very high birth rate; large, deprived, rural population; plus tribal and sectarian hatred. Thus only dictators were able to stabilize their areas. Eliminating dictators opened the doors to massive sectarian/tribal wars. When you add to these weapons of mass destruction held by the fanatic religious leadership of Iran, it would expand the danger to the entire world.

These crucial elements are increasing the danger in the region:

1. An arid region increasing in dryness leading to massive rural hunger and frustration

2. Millions of young rural refugees moving to and destabilizing urban areas

3. Fanatical religion combined with sectarian hatred leading to ISIS and similar radical groups and mass murders,

4. Extremist Iranian religious leaders committed to obtaining nuclear weapons to subjugate the region and destroy Israel and the West

5. A driven, idealistic US president unable to fathom the complexity and explosive danger of the above

Lately two major forces are destabilizing our world order: Islamist violence and Climate Change. The recent Arab upheavals are due in a large part to the increasing aridity of the Middle East driven by Climate Change. Africa is a similar case. California is experiencing its worse draught on record, with no end in sight.

Major parts of the population are uneducated and most are governed by their fanatic emotions, unable to think. Add to that dropping oil income, wealth for the minority only, and tribalism and you get continuous catastrophes, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslims and Christians. No outsider can solve their lack of water, their infighting, hatred, fanaticism. Benevolent dictators are their only hope for the foreseeable future.

Only Egypt President El-Sisi is a ray of hope with his desire to reduce the fanaticism of the Muslim world.

This is the world of unsymmetrical war: small groups of hard to identify people, intermixed with local population, disturbing the lives of millions of citizens, murdering every one they wish to. Aircraft carriers and advanced fighter aircraft are not able to stop these mini wars. These fighting are likely to spill over to us because with a nuclear Iran it would be harder to prevent major catastrophes in the Western world, even larger than 9/11. Iran is supporting global terrorism, and with nuclear weapons Iran would be more aggressive, and drive surrounding Arab nations to get their own nuclear weapons. Nuclear Proliferation in the volatile Middle East is an explosive situation.

President Obama innocence and misplaced idealism. I usually support the elected president, even if he is not of my choosing. Regrettably, Obama did not do well internationally. The global difficulties he faced would have been hard to solve by any president, but almost all Obama's moves were misguided and fruitless, at best. Just one example- denigrating Egypt's General el-Sisi for toppling the Muslim Brotherhood. El-Sisi should have received massive military and financial support from us, not condemnation! What was the Obama team thinking?

President Obama has a very narrow understanding of reality. Few people can truly grasp reality, but a President must! Obama has limited life experience and his dreams are not moderated by facts that he does not want to or able to grasp. Also, he selected only "YES" people for his team of advisers! He is closed in his own limited circle. And our President believes that Iran's extremely smart, immoral fanatic elite will follow their agreements. He also believes that he can civilize Iran's fanatic elite by bringing them into the "Community of Nations"

How can any educated, thinking person believes in this fantasy?

Iran will gladly supply terrorists with small nuclear bombs to ship to ours and Europe shores in any ship they want. It is that easy. Iran also has developed long range nuclear-capable missiles to reach the USA.

Wiping Israel off the map is even easier. One bomb is enough and the fact that 3 or 4 million Muslims will perish too, is immaterial, Iran said: "they will go to heaven to reap their enticing rewards."

And this is the unstable world our idealistic and oblivious President is moving us towards.

Sleep well, if you can.

I cannot.

Matania

For info on Climate Change see my blog: www.ginosaronglobalwarming.org

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Time for US Redirect http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/time-for-us-redirect?blog=12 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 04:56:00 +0000 ginosar Current Commentry 941@http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/
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<p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">More than half a century ago, Israel warned Western governments that the time to stop terrorism is now since otherwise it will spread around the world. Everyone laughed at the Israelis and said: it is your problem, not ours.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The recent Paris attack woke some up. But they will fall asleep again. (I wrote this before the attack).</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Last year tens of thousands of innocent people were murdered in the Arab world. There were also close to 500 suicide attacks with some 5,000 people dead and a much larger number injured globally, mostly in the Middle East, and Africa. Almost 100% of them by radical Muslims. Very few were in Israel.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Almost every step the US and the Western world have taken towards the volatile, atrocious Arab/Muslim world has been wrong:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The last time we did something sensible there was Desert Storm, driving Saddam back from Kuwait. Bush I was sensible to stop from taking over Iraq since we did not want to be buried there.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Destroying Saddam had destroyed Iraq and caused more civilian casualties than during Saddam peak atrocities towards his people. They had more general security and a safer life then. Of the 200,000 Christians in Iraq under Saddam, only 10% remain. Destroying Saddam gave free hand to Iran to develop its nuclear weapons with no penalty or delay. And this US Administration still think we will entice them to stop their nuclear program. How naive.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">US and EU support of the Palestinians gave the world millions of unsettled Palestinians' refugees that are still hated and discriminated in all Arab countries, except Jordan. Supporting the Palestinians energized Hamas, and Hezbollah, with design of destroying Israel, and destroying the US and Western way of life after that.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">US support of the erroneous, idealistic, thoughtless 1993 "peace process" gave power to master terrorists like Arafat and Abbas with the goal of terrorizing Israel to drive Jews out of the region. And they have inspired the formation of other terror groups all over the Middle East and Africa, such as ISIS.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">US inability to comprehend and plan for the takeover of the Iraqi State after Saddam caused a half a million civilian deaths and immense civilian suffering in Iraq. That sad experience still did not teach the US Administration anything, and it followed by premature withdrawal of US troops from Iraq bringing in ISIS.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The collapse of the Syrian regime was left to its own bleeding causing more human suffering, some 4 million refugees and over 200,000 dead, killed by all participants.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Most US Administrations have been eager to "solve" the Israeli-Palestinian" problem without success, but instead escalated terrorism that only Israel was able to moderate somewhat.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">We, the Western world, do not understand the most basic thing: most Muslims in the Arab world are not like us. It is not by heredity, it is essentially by culture. Certainly the majority is not terrorist but most are supporters of terrorism, the largest part by thoughts only, but some by deeds. Even that is a huge number. If the majority wanted to stop it, they would have paraded in mass in the streets against it and would not give support to it. Instead, the Palestinians danced on their roofs when Saddam bombed Israel. And Arabs spread candies in their communities when a horrific terrorism succeeded. Many are very proud of their murderers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The majority of Muslims in the Arab world do not think like Western people, they do not feel like Western people. They are not educated to think for themselves, and their restricted religious education pushes them to follow orders, to hate the "others." And too many of them do not care about their own lives, and definitely not about other human life.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Here is what Khaled Abou El Fadl, a distinguished (moderate?) professor of law at UCLA wrote:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">"I want Muslims to live by Islamic law..... the Shari'a"Shariah and Islam are inseparable," he has written, "and one cannot be without the other.", he confesses that his "primary loyalty, after God, is to the Shariah." [Shari'a is the law that among other things endorses slavery, execution for apostasy, and the repression of women, and which treats non-Muslims as second-class citizens].</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Most Arab Muslims do not care about the most fundamental aspect of our own civilization:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Not about the right to life, equality, free speech, human dignity, justice, compassion, freedom. They oppose each and every aspect of our Constitution, our core beliefs. Agreements are valid until it is beneficial for them to ignore them. Islam is the superior religion. All other religions are inferiors. Some faiths must be destroyed, their followers must either convert or be killed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Power over others is the ultimate goal</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Here is what the Egyptian President just said:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Egypt's Sisi: Islamic "Thinking" Is "Antagonizing the Entire World" - Raymond Ibrahim</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Speaking before Al-Azhar University and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year's Day, 2015, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said: "It's inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible! That thinking - I am not saying "religion" but "thinking" - that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world!"</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">"Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world's inhabitants - that is 7 billion - so that they themselves may live? Impossible!...We are in need of a religious revolution....This umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost - and it is being lost by our own hands." (Islam Translated)</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is time to grasp THE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCES OF THE CULTURES and WAY OF LIFE.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is time to grasp that we think and feel differently due to the different culture and heritage.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is time to grasp that we have had no successful idea what to do in that region.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is time to admit it- we have no idea what to do with people who many of them have returned back a millennia, to the days of terror, intimidation, women subjugation, stone killing, and beheading. And we must grasp that the outside world cannot impose a change on the vast Muslim world. Such a major shift, if it comes, can only come from within. But such a change will require a very long time, may be a few centuries!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is time to regroup and start thinking with open eyes, not with ridiculous, immature approaches that thinks the Arab world is similar to our own. And if we just knew how to talk to them nicely......</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Matania</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/time-for-us-redirect?blog=12">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>
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More than half a century ago, Israel warned Western governments that the time to stop terrorism is now since otherwise it will spread around the world. Everyone laughed at the Israelis and said: it is your problem, not ours.

The recent Paris attack woke some up. But they will fall asleep again. (I wrote this before the attack).

Last year tens of thousands of innocent people were murdered in the Arab world. There were also close to 500 suicide attacks with some 5,000 people dead and a much larger number injured globally, mostly in the Middle East, and Africa. Almost 100% of them by radical Muslims. Very few were in Israel.

Almost every step the US and the Western world have taken towards the volatile, atrocious Arab/Muslim world has been wrong:

The last time we did something sensible there was Desert Storm, driving Saddam back from Kuwait. Bush I was sensible to stop from taking over Iraq since we did not want to be buried there.

Destroying Saddam had destroyed Iraq and caused more civilian casualties than during Saddam peak atrocities towards his people. They had more general security and a safer life then. Of the 200,000 Christians in Iraq under Saddam, only 10% remain. Destroying Saddam gave free hand to Iran to develop its nuclear weapons with no penalty or delay. And this US Administration still think we will entice them to stop their nuclear program. How naive.

US and EU support of the Palestinians gave the world millions of unsettled Palestinians' refugees that are still hated and discriminated in all Arab countries, except Jordan. Supporting the Palestinians energized Hamas, and Hezbollah, with design of destroying Israel, and destroying the US and Western way of life after that.

US support of the erroneous, idealistic, thoughtless 1993 "peace process" gave power to master terrorists like Arafat and Abbas with the goal of terrorizing Israel to drive Jews out of the region. And they have inspired the formation of other terror groups all over the Middle East and Africa, such as ISIS.

US inability to comprehend and plan for the takeover of the Iraqi State after Saddam caused a half a million civilian deaths and immense civilian suffering in Iraq. That sad experience still did not teach the US Administration anything, and it followed by premature withdrawal of US troops from Iraq bringing in ISIS.

The collapse of the Syrian regime was left to its own bleeding causing more human suffering, some 4 million refugees and over 200,000 dead, killed by all participants.

Most US Administrations have been eager to "solve" the Israeli-Palestinian" problem without success, but instead escalated terrorism that only Israel was able to moderate somewhat.

We, the Western world, do not understand the most basic thing: most Muslims in the Arab world are not like us. It is not by heredity, it is essentially by culture. Certainly the majority is not terrorist but most are supporters of terrorism, the largest part by thoughts only, but some by deeds. Even that is a huge number. If the majority wanted to stop it, they would have paraded in mass in the streets against it and would not give support to it. Instead, the Palestinians danced on their roofs when Saddam bombed Israel. And Arabs spread candies in their communities when a horrific terrorism succeeded. Many are very proud of their murderers.

The majority of Muslims in the Arab world do not think like Western people, they do not feel like Western people. They are not educated to think for themselves, and their restricted religious education pushes them to follow orders, to hate the "others." And too many of them do not care about their own lives, and definitely not about other human life.

Here is what Khaled Abou El Fadl, a distinguished (moderate?) professor of law at UCLA wrote:

"I want Muslims to live by Islamic law..... the Shari'a"Shariah and Islam are inseparable," he has written, "and one cannot be without the other.", he confesses that his "primary loyalty, after God, is to the Shariah." [Shari'a is the law that among other things endorses slavery, execution for apostasy, and the repression of women, and which treats non-Muslims as second-class citizens].

Most Arab Muslims do not care about the most fundamental aspect of our own civilization:

Not about the right to life, equality, free speech, human dignity, justice, compassion, freedom. They oppose each and every aspect of our Constitution, our core beliefs. Agreements are valid until it is beneficial for them to ignore them. Islam is the superior religion. All other religions are inferiors. Some faiths must be destroyed, their followers must either convert or be killed.

Power over others is the ultimate goal

Here is what the Egyptian President just said:

Egypt's Sisi: Islamic "Thinking" Is "Antagonizing the Entire World" - Raymond Ibrahim

Speaking before Al-Azhar University and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year's Day, 2015, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said: "It's inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible! That thinking - I am not saying "religion" but "thinking" - that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world!"

"Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world's inhabitants - that is 7 billion - so that they themselves may live? Impossible!...We are in need of a religious revolution....This umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost - and it is being lost by our own hands." (Islam Translated)

 

It is time to grasp THE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCES OF THE CULTURES and WAY OF LIFE.

It is time to grasp that we think and feel differently due to the different culture and heritage.

It is time to grasp that we have had no successful idea what to do in that region.

It is time to admit it- we have no idea what to do with people who many of them have returned back a millennia, to the days of terror, intimidation, women subjugation, stone killing, and beheading. And we must grasp that the outside world cannot impose a change on the vast Muslim world. Such a major shift, if it comes, can only come from within. But such a change will require a very long time, may be a few centuries!

It is time to regroup and start thinking with open eyes, not with ridiculous, immature approaches that thinks the Arab world is similar to our own. And if we just knew how to talk to them nicely......

Matania

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<p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">More than half a century ago, Israel warned Western governments that the time to stop terrorism is now since otherwise it will spread around the world. Everyone laughed at the Israelis and said: it is your problem, not ours.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The recent Paris attack woke some up. But they will fall asleep again. (I wrote this before the attack).</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Last year tens of thousands of innocent people were murdered in the Arab world. There were also close to 500 suicide attacks with some 5,000 people dead and a much larger number injured globally, mostly in the Middle East, and Africa. Almost 100% of them by radical Muslims. Very few were in Israel.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Almost every step the US and the Western world have taken towards the volatile, atrocious Arab/Muslim world has been wrong:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The last time we did something sensible there was Desert Storm, driving Saddam back from Kuwait. Bush I was sensible to stop from taking over Iraq since we did not want to be buried there.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Destroying Saddam had destroyed Iraq and caused more civilian casualties than during Saddam peak atrocities towards his people. They had more general security and a safer life then. Of the 200,000 Christians in Iraq under Saddam, only 10% remain. Destroying Saddam gave free hand to Iran to develop its nuclear weapons with no penalty or delay. And this US Administration still think we will entice them to stop their nuclear program. How naive.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">US and EU support of the Palestinians gave the world millions of unsettled Palestinians' refugees that are still hated and discriminated in all Arab countries, except Jordan. Supporting the Palestinians energized Hamas, and Hezbollah, with design of destroying Israel, and destroying the US and Western way of life after that.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">US support of the erroneous, idealistic, thoughtless 1993 "peace process" gave power to master terrorists like Arafat and Abbas with the goal of terrorizing Israel to drive Jews out of the region. And they have inspired the formation of other terror groups all over the Middle East and Africa, such as ISIS.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">US inability to comprehend and plan for the takeover of the Iraqi State after Saddam caused a half a million civilian deaths and immense civilian suffering in Iraq. That sad experience still did not teach the US Administration anything, and it followed by premature withdrawal of US troops from Iraq bringing in ISIS.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The collapse of the Syrian regime was left to its own bleeding causing more human suffering, some 4 million refugees and over 200,000 dead, killed by all participants.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Most US Administrations have been eager to "solve" the Israeli-Palestinian" problem without success, but instead escalated terrorism that only Israel was able to moderate somewhat.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">We, the Western world, do not understand the most basic thing: most Muslims in the Arab world are not like us. It is not by heredity, it is essentially by culture. Certainly the majority is not terrorist but most are supporters of terrorism, the largest part by thoughts only, but some by deeds. Even that is a huge number. If the majority wanted to stop it, they would have paraded in mass in the streets against it and would not give support to it. Instead, the Palestinians danced on their roofs when Saddam bombed Israel. And Arabs spread candies in their communities when a horrific terrorism succeeded. Many are very proud of their murderers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">The majority of Muslims in the Arab world do not think like Western people, they do not feel like Western people. They are not educated to think for themselves, and their restricted religious education pushes them to follow orders, to hate the "others." And too many of them do not care about their own lives, and definitely not about other human life.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Here is what Khaled Abou El Fadl, a distinguished (moderate?) professor of law at UCLA wrote:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">"I want Muslims to live by Islamic law..... the Shari'a"Shariah and Islam are inseparable," he has written, "and one cannot be without the other.", he confesses that his "primary loyalty, after God, is to the Shariah." [Shari'a is the law that among other things endorses slavery, execution for apostasy, and the repression of women, and which treats non-Muslims as second-class citizens].</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Most Arab Muslims do not care about the most fundamental aspect of our own civilization:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Not about the right to life, equality, free speech, human dignity, justice, compassion, freedom. They oppose each and every aspect of our Constitution, our core beliefs. Agreements are valid until it is beneficial for them to ignore them. Islam is the superior religion. All other religions are inferiors. Some faiths must be destroyed, their followers must either convert or be killed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Power over others is the ultimate goal</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Here is what the Egyptian President just said:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Egypt's Sisi: Islamic "Thinking" Is "Antagonizing the Entire World" - Raymond Ibrahim</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Speaking before Al-Azhar University and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year's Day, 2015, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said: "It's inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible! That thinking - I am not saying "religion" but "thinking" - that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world!"</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">"Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world's inhabitants - that is 7 billion - so that they themselves may live? Impossible!...We are in need of a religious revolution....This umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost - and it is being lost by our own hands." (Islam Translated)</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is time to grasp THE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCES OF THE CULTURES and WAY OF LIFE.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is time to grasp that we think and feel differently due to the different culture and heritage.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is time to grasp that we have had no successful idea what to do in that region.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is time to admit it- we have no idea what to do with people who many of them have returned back a millennia, to the days of terror, intimidation, women subjugation, stone killing, and beheading. And we must grasp that the outside world cannot impose a change on the vast Muslim world. Such a major shift, if it comes, can only come from within. But such a change will require a very long time, may be a few centuries!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">It is time to regroup and start thinking with open eyes, not with ridiculous, immature approaches that thinks the Arab world is similar to our own. And if we just knew how to talk to them nicely......</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Matania</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';"> </span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="http://www.zionismontheweb.org/blogs/index.php/time-for-us-redirect-1?blog=12">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>
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More than half a century ago, Israel warned Western governments that the time to stop terrorism is now since otherwise it will spread around the world. Everyone laughed at the Israelis and said: it is your problem, not ours.

The recent Paris attack woke some up. But they will fall asleep again. (I wrote this before the attack).

Last year tens of thousands of innocent people were murdered in the Arab world. There were also close to 500 suicide attacks with some 5,000 people dead and a much larger number injured globally, mostly in the Middle East, and Africa. Almost 100% of them by radical Muslims. Very few were in Israel.

Almost every step the US and the Western world have taken towards the volatile, atrocious Arab/Muslim world has been wrong:

The last time we did something sensible there was Desert Storm, driving Saddam back from Kuwait. Bush I was sensible to stop from taking over Iraq since we did not want to be buried there.

Destroying Saddam had destroyed Iraq and caused more civilian casualties than during Saddam peak atrocities towards his people. They had more general security and a safer life then. Of the 200,000 Christians in Iraq under Saddam, only 10% remain. Destroying Saddam gave free hand to Iran to develop its nuclear weapons with no penalty or delay. And this US Administration still think we will entice them to stop their nuclear program. How naive.

US and EU support of the Palestinians gave the world millions of unsettled Palestinians' refugees that are still hated and discriminated in all Arab countries, except Jordan. Supporting the Palestinians energized Hamas, and Hezbollah, with design of destroying Israel, and destroying the US and Western way of life after that.

US support of the erroneous, idealistic, thoughtless 1993 "peace process" gave power to master terrorists like Arafat and Abbas with the goal of terrorizing Israel to drive Jews out of the region. And they have inspired the formation of other terror groups all over the Middle East and Africa, such as ISIS.

US inability to comprehend and plan for the takeover of the Iraqi State after Saddam caused a half a million civilian deaths and immense civilian suffering in Iraq. That sad experience still did not teach the US Administration anything, and it followed by premature withdrawal of US troops from Iraq bringing in ISIS.

The collapse of the Syrian regime was left to its own bleeding causing more human suffering, some 4 million refugees and over 200,000 dead, killed by all participants.

Most US Administrations have been eager to "solve" the Israeli-Palestinian" problem without success, but instead escalated terrorism that only Israel was able to moderate somewhat.

We, the Western world, do not understand the most basic thing: most Muslims in the Arab world are not like us. It is not by heredity, it is essentially by culture. Certainly the majority is not terrorist but most are supporters of terrorism, the largest part by thoughts only, but some by deeds. Even that is a huge number. If the majority wanted to stop it, they would have paraded in mass in the streets against it and would not give support to it. Instead, the Palestinians danced on their roofs when Saddam bombed Israel. And Arabs spread candies in their communities when a horrific terrorism succeeded. Many are very proud of their murderers.

The majority of Muslims in the Arab world do not think like Western people, they do not feel like Western people. They are not educated to think for themselves, and their restricted religious education pushes them to follow orders, to hate the "others." And too many of them do not care about their own lives, and definitely not about other human life.

Here is what Khaled Abou El Fadl, a distinguished (moderate?) professor of law at UCLA wrote:

"I want Muslims to live by Islamic law..... the Shari'a"Shariah and Islam are inseparable," he has written, "and one cannot be without the other.", he confesses that his "primary loyalty, after God, is to the Shariah." [Shari'a is the law that among other things endorses slavery, execution for apostasy, and the repression of women, and which treats non-Muslims as second-class citizens].

Most Arab Muslims do not care about the most fundamental aspect of our own civilization:

Not about the right to life, equality, free speech, human dignity, justice, compassion, freedom. They oppose each and every aspect of our Constitution, our core beliefs. Agreements are valid until it is beneficial for them to ignore them. Islam is the superior religion. All other religions are inferiors. Some faiths must be destroyed, their followers must either convert or be killed.

Power over others is the ultimate goal

Here is what the Egyptian President just said:

Egypt's Sisi: Islamic "Thinking" Is "Antagonizing the Entire World" - Raymond Ibrahim

Speaking before Al-Azhar University and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year's Day, 2015, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said: "It's inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible! That thinking - I am not saying "religion" but "thinking" - that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world!"

"Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world's inhabitants - that is 7 billion - so that they themselves may live? Impossible!...We are in need of a religious revolution....This umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost - and it is being lost by our own hands." (Islam Translated)

 

It is time to grasp THE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCES OF THE CULTURES and WAY OF LIFE.

It is time to grasp that we think and feel differently due to the different culture and heritage.

It is time to grasp that we have had no successful idea what to do in that region.

It is time to admit it- we have no idea what to do with people who many of them have returned back a millennia, to the days of terror, intimidation, women subjugation, stone killing, and beheading. And we must grasp that the outside world cannot impose a change on the vast Muslim world. Such a major shift, if it comes, can only come from within. But such a change will require a very long time, may be a few centuries!

It is time to regroup and start thinking with open eyes, not with ridiculous, immature approaches that thinks the Arab world is similar to our own. And if we just knew how to talk to them nicely......

Matania

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