(CNSNews.com) – At least 64 Americans have been killed in Palestinian terror attacks since 1993, but U.S. authorities up until now have never prosecuted any of the perpetrators in U.S. courts.
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment and warrant of arrest for an Arab terrorist involved in a 2001 suicide bombing in a Jerusalem pizza restaurant in which two Americans were among 15 people killed.
The indictment against Ahlam Aref Ahmad al-Tamimi, who has been living freely in Jordan since her 2011 release in an Israeli-Hamas prisoner exchange, has been under seal since July 15, 2013.
The bureau was specifically concerned with the possibility that ISIS would try to carry out a mass casualty chemical attack in a main European city, the Channel 2 report said. The bomb could be made using over-the-counter ingredients available in supermarkets and home improvement supply stores.
“For two decades, Human Rights Watch has been one of the most blatant and aggressive anti-Israel NGOs in the world,” Prof. Gerald Steinberg, president of Israel-based NGO Monitor, said in a statement. “Their defenders need to ask why they systematically hire pro-BDS activists for key Israel-related ‘research’ positions, while lobbying to isolate Israel through false allegations.”
The head of a Palestinian terrorist group in Lebanon said recently he would like to see Iranian soldiers take part in an “all-out war” to liberate Palestine and that the future Palestinian conquest would include an invasion of both Israel and Jordan.
The first thing I want to do is talk about what we just saw in there. The Security Council just finished its regular monthly meeting on Middle East issues. It’s the first meeting like that that I’ve attended, and I have to say it was a bit strange. The Security Council is supposed to discuss how to maintain international peace and security. But at our meeting on the Middle East, the discussion was not about Hizballah’s illegal build-up of rockets in Lebanon. It was not about the money and weapons Iran provides to terrorists. It was not about how we defeat ISIS. It was not about how we hold Bashar al-Assad accountable for the slaughter of hundreds and thousands of civilians. No, instead, the meeting focused on criticizing Israel, the one true democracy in the Middle East. I am new around here, but I understand that’s how the Council has operated, month after month, for decades.
I’m here to say the United States will not turn a blind eye to this anymore.
It’s a sentiment that only a few contemporary thinkers have touched on. And when they did, it was in a fleeting manner, without elaborating on why it is that if Israel falls, Europe will soon follow. It’s not a new sentiment. A year after the Six Day War, Eric Hoffer, America’s “blue-collar philosopher“, wrote a short paragraph about the matter…
When they met on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin were both walking wounded.
Netanyahu arrived in Washington the center of a criminal investigation the chief characteristic of which is that selected details of the probe are regularly leaked to the media by anonymous sources who cannot be challenged or held to account.
These anonymous sources, from inside the police and state prosecution, use hand-picked reporters who all share a visceral hatred of Netanyahu, to present a version of the probe to the public that besmirches Netanyahu and his family.
I have long maintained that while all 3 major parties express support for Israel among the Liberal and NDP that support runs only as deep as the official leadership as opposed to strong support for Israel among the rank and file of the Conservative party. This survey seems to bolster that assumption. Note the survey was commissioned by IJV – Independent Jewicidal Voices but conducted by EKOS.
The poll’s major finding supports my contention:
The poll found that far more Canadians had a negative (46%) than a positive (28%) opinion of the Israeli government. This was particularly true of Liberal Party supporters (55% vs 22%); NDPers (61% vs 7%); Greens (58% vs 5%); and Bloc Quebecois supporters (78% vs 10%). Only Conservative Party supporters tended to have more positive than negative opinions of the Israeli government (21% vs 58%).
Many reports on the Bibi Netanyahu/Donald Trump love-fest/press conference Wednesday focused on the minor contretemps between the two leaders regarding the settlements. But that felt like a side show, a scène obligatoire in a very old drama, meant only to be dispensed with to get to the meat of the conflict.
The real headline — and it’s a big one — from the meeting of the two leaders had leaked before they met and was reiterated by Trump afterwards: the new administration no longer necessarily adheres only to the two-state solution. Anything acceptable to the two parties is fine with them as long as it yields a lasting peace.
By ceaselessly delegitimizing, boycotting, criticizing Israel, the “good people” are justifying an additional step, one in which Israel will disappear.
The “good people” feel it is natural, even logical and just, that Israel accept the offenses launched on its territory and people. And there are many offenses: the terror attacks, the diplomatic attacks and the attacks on Israel’s legitimacy.
The Jewish State is not really considered sovereign: Jews are only guests of history. “The Gaza Strip” and the “West Bank” have become the set of a Palestinian TV production about the “Israeli repression”. This is the paradox of public opinion: anti-Semitism is most intense among the “good people”, the media, the NGOs, the bureaucratic machine, the churches. The fate of Gilad Shalit never raised one tenth of the concern these “good people” feel for the terrorists in Guantanamo Bay.