“Allah Akbar” is the Islamist battle cry in Rafah, just as it is in Paris.
Israel is a very tiny state. From north to south, from Metulla to Eilat, a modern jet covers the entire Israeli territory in than 10 minutes. Between Natanya, the city overlooking the Mediterranean, and the Palestinian Arab town of Tulkarem, there are 15 miles.
Israel has the double of population of my Italian city, Rome. If you climb to Gush Etzion, a few miles south of Jerusalem, you can see the entire Jewish State from Jordan to the sea. In one of the narrower points in central Israel, the full width of the state from the Mediterranean to the Green Line is just 9 miles. Three times the length of the airport runway at the John F. Kennedy in New York.
The Palestinian Authority claimed on Tuesday Israel was “brutal and calculated” in killing “unarmed” protesters on the Gaza border last week, requesting Israel be brought up on charges in the International Criminal Court.
With the Great March of return having fizzled out after the bloodiest day in Israeli-Palestinian relations since 2014’s Operation Protective Edge, another high-casualty conflict or possibly even the breakout of war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza was avoided. Previous flash-points with potential for a serious outbreak of violence were the Temple Mount metal detector crisis of last summer, and the ongoing tense situation in Gaza exacerbated by Israel and the PA’s reduction of electricity to Gaza last summer.
From glorifying martyrdom to incessant programming on state-controlled TV promoting children as combatants, the Palestinian Authority is one of the great child abusers in history.
Now, their latest video, which has appeared numerous times on TV in the last weeks, encourages children to continue the conflict. Instead of promoting a path to peace and a way to embetter their lives, the PA has rolled out propaganda aimed at children to remain “refugees.”
How many Caterpillar D8 bulldozers, lined up side to side, would it take to push the Syrian invaders – I mean Palestinians – and their so called “civilization” into the sea?
On May 16, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
issued the following statement concerning the Gaza conflict:
We are deeply disturbed over the rising death toll in Gaza this past day. Israel has a right to defend its borders, but must never use lethal force against unarmed protesters. Hamas also bears much responsibility for the situation in Gaza by mixing armed combatants with peaceful demonstrators and encouraging Gazans to breach the border fence.
While 33 ambassadors and dignitaries participated in the recent celebration of the US embassy’s relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, one country was noticeably absent. Though considered by many to be one of Israel’s strongest allies, Canada chose to boycott the dedication.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau encountered strong criticism on Thursday over his earlier statement condemning the violence on the Israel-Gaza Strip border that excluded any mention of Hamas’ role in stoking Palestinian attacks.
Terrorism has engulfed the whole globe but it has played havoc in the Muslim world. The world has known famous and notorious terrorist organizations i.e.AL-QAEDA and ISIS has made the gulf a real battleground. The blood bathing of this area is not a hidden story anymore. Al-Qaeda and ISIS -both following the Salafist ideology- have brought Iraq and Syria to ruins. These are the terrorist outfits aspiring to establish a caliphate. They are self-proclaimed jihadist organizations, however, acting contradictory from the true ideology of jihad in Islam.
Once again, Japan comes out as the least offended when someone seemingly appropriates their culture.
The 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest, perhaps the world’s largest example of humanity’s peculiar obsession with making music a competitive sport, came to a close last week. In the end it was Israeli singer Netta (Netta Barzilai) who took top honors with her song “Toy.” …
But I could be wrong, so let’s go to the netizens of Japan for judgement.
“The millions of Japanese people with dyed hair must be laughing at this.” “Westerners care too much about silly things.” “Culture is meant to be stolen. If it’s not worth stealing, then it isn’t culture.” “If people keep claiming ‘cultural appropriation’ then people will not touch our culture. Then, people will not understand our culture and it will be easier to become our enemy.”
Wasn’t this sort of thing fresh and original when Bjork did it? :
Muslim leaders called on Friday for an international force to be deployed to protect Palestinians after dozens of protesters were shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border this week.
At a special summit in Turkey convened by President Tayyip Erdogan, they also pledged to take “appropriate political (and) economic measures” against countries that followed the United States in moving their Israel embassies to contested Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
Two Palestinian Facebook pages and a forum directing rioters in Gaza gave explicit instructions to murder and kidnap Israelis on May 14, the day the US embassy opened in Jerusalem, as well as suggestions on how to accomplish this goal. It is not clear if Hamas itself was the group sending these messages. What is critical is that Gazans were encouraged to bring weapons to the demonstrations and use these weapons to either murder or capture Israelis. Israeli soldiers may have been facing Palestinians who were using the cover of demonstrating civilians to attempt to break through the border with the goal of murdering and kidnapping Israelis.
By its failure to attend the American celebration for their new embassy, Australia’s government was tacitly saying that despite 70 years of existence as the modern State of Israel’s official capital, our government still didn’t recognise Jerusalem as the Jewish nation’s seat of government. And it was denying the three and a half thousand years – a thousand years before the birth of Jesus – that Jerusalem has been the home and heartbeat of Israel and its people.