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Via The Telegraph:

“By any standard, the brutal murder of one British and three American worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue by a pair of axe-wielding Palestinians was a grotesque act of terrorism. But rather than issuing an unequivocal denunciation of the murders, Baroness Warsi, the former Foreign Office minister, sought instead to draw a parallel between this wanton act of brutality and recent protests at the al-Aqsa mosque.

Baroness Warsi was no doubt hoping to reassert her anti-Israel credentials. Fortunately, she is no longer responsible for representing Britain’s interests overseas, having resigned her post in August in protest at the Coalition’s policy on Gaza. In retrospect, this was a wise decision. Had she still been in office when she made her ill-judged comments, she would undoubtedly now be packing her bags.”

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Because they are compelled to do so in their book.  Research Koran 8:12.

In fact, there are 75 teachings of beheading in the Koran.  Lovely and of course, so peaceful.

Koran 8.12: “Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.

See this: http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/195861 and this: https://twitter.com/PeterTownsend7/status/512470452153745408/photo/1

 

Via ArutzSheva7:

The Arab revolt in Palestine (1936-1939) was almost a preview for the 1947-1949 hostilities after the UN partitioned Palestine [a region, not a nation-state, never was], the British mandate ended, the British army withdrew from Palestine and the State of Israel was declared.

The Har Zion, pictured here, could take 110 passengers (Israel’s National Maritime Museum). The boat was sunk in 1940.

The revolt was characterized by the Arab militias attacking Jewish communities and British government facilities, derailing trains, and halting commerce. While the British army eventually succeeded in restoring a semblance of order, the Arabs won a huge victory when the British responded to Arab demands and announced its “White Paper” in 1939 severely restricting Jewish immigration to and growth within Palestine.

Despite the revolt — and in some cases in spite of the revolt — the nascent Jewish state continued to develop the infrastructure for a state, such as the port of Tel Aviv and the international airport in Lod/Lydda.

The American Colony’s photos from the mid-1930s show passengers from the ship Har Zion arriving on a ferry boat in the Tel Aviv port (Jaffa port was closed by an Arab strike).

For more historic pictures, click Israel’s History – A Picture a Day

 

 

 

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Muslims believe Jews defile the Islamic character of the Temple Mount.

Guess what.  Jews – and Jews only – determine what defiles the Temple Mount.

Guess what else.

Daniel 12:11 defines what defiles the Temple Mount and calls it “the mute abomination“.

And the abomination – the detestable thing – is a mosque:

“And from the time that the continual burnt-offering shall be taken away, and the detestable thing that causes appallment set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”

Another interpretation is:

“And from the time the daily sacrifice was removed and the mute abomination was emplaced…”

 

Via JPost:

“When violence is used to terrorize and bully a group into abdicating basic human rights, it becomes a threat to the foundations of democracy. On Wednesday, Mu’taz Hijazi, who is affiliated with the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, tried to assassinate Rabbi Yehuda Glick. This was a horrific act of violence directed at a man who was singled out for his religious and political beliefs.

What makes this crime all the more tragic was the fact that Glick, who is a vocal activist for the right of Jews to pray on the Temple Mount, is also a strong defender of Muslims’ right to freedom of religious expression on what they call Haram a-Sharif.

We must disabuse ourselves of the idea that innocuous acts such as Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount are the trigger for Muslim rioting, stone-throwing, destruction and murder. Rather the Arabs who commit these offenses choose to lash out against Jews in order to intimidate them into ceding their rights.

Permitting Jews – or members of any other religion – to visit the Temple Mount and even pray there should be a religious freedom that is carefully protected by a democracy. Caving in to the demands of militant Muslims out of a desire to avoid “escalation” is capitulating to extremism and betraying the ideals of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.”

Via ForeignPolicy:

“They stand in the front row at public beheadings and crucifixions in Raqqa, the Islamic State’s stronghold in Syria.

They’re used for blood transfusions when Islamic State fighters are injured.

They are paid to inform on people who are disloyal or speak out against the Islamic State.

They are trained to become suicide bombers.

They are children as young as 6 years old, and they are being transformed into the Islamic State’s soldiers of the future.

The Islamic State has put in place a far-reaching and well-organized system for recruiting children, indoctrinating them with the group’s extremist beliefs, and then teaching them rudimentary fighting skills.

The militants are preparing for a long war against the West, and hope the young warriors being trained today will still be fighting years from now.”

 Via Wayback Machine, April 2004Click for Archived Page on WAYBACK MACHINE for 22 more satellite images of locations.

Syria WMD Programs Locations
36°02’02″N 37°21’03″E

Open sources report that there are at least three Syrian facilities currently engaged in producing Chemical Weapons, located near Damascus, Hama, and Safira village (in the Aleppo area).

A senior Syrian journalist reports Iraq’s WMD located in three Syrian sites.

WMD-location-map
copy of the original letter sent out from syria.


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There is no question that Iraq has missing WMDs.  Popular leftwing Jew-hating media/culture has distorted this story into meaning that if the US did not find the missing weapons,  they somehow never existed.

This is from a 2003 UN (not US) report:

The Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), Hans Blix, who last briefed the Council on 27 January, said more than 400 inspections at 300 sites had been conducted without notice, access was almost always provided promptly, and there was no convincing evidence that Iraq knew in advance that the inspectors were coming. The recent acceptance of aerial surveillance and interviews of scientists without witnesses, as well as appointment by Iraq of a second commission entrusted with relevant documentation search, had also been positive developments.

The outstanding questions remained, however – well known to Iraq — concerning anthrax, the nerve agent VX and long-range missiles. Iraqi documents, for example, left some 1,000 tons of chemical agents unaccounted for and the issue must be resolved either by presenting such items for elimination, or by presenting convincing evidence that they had been eliminated. As for Al-Samoud 2 and the Al Fatah missiles, they could very well represent a prima facie case of proscribed missile systems, as they had been tested to ranges exceeding the 150-kilometre limit set by the Security Council.

Cooperation on substance required more than the opening of doors, he added. In the words of resolution 1441, it required immediate, unconditional and active efforts by Iraq to resolve existing questions of disarmament.

(full report at http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2003/sc7664.doc.htm )

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Originally posted in 2004, on smoothstone.blogspot.com.

Link to original article on The Telegraph is now corrected here.

David Kay, the former head of the coalition’s hunt for Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, yesterday claimed that part of Saddam Hussein’s secret weapons programme was hidden in Syria.

In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Dr Kay, who last week resigned as head of the Iraq Survey Group, said that he had uncovered evidence that unspecified materials had been moved to Syria shortly before last year’s war to overthrow Saddam.

 

Via CommentaryMagazine:

As long as the Europeans are talking about recognition of Palestine as a state, it’s fair to ask which Palestine they are ready to welcome into the family of nations: The weak, corrupt, and undemocratic Palestinian Authority in the West Bank or the terrorist Hamas state in Gaza? Or both?

The vote in London was pushed by rank-and-file members of the opposition Labor Party, apparently driven by a desire to embarrass its leader Ed Milliband more than anything else. Prime Minister David Cameron, with the rest of his government and its supporters, abstained on the measure.

Undoubtedly, supporters of the measure were thinking of the Palestinian Authority. But, in truth, that Palestine is a corrupt kleptocracy run by Mahmoud Abbas, a man currently serving the 10th year of a four-year presidential term.

The Fatah-ruled West Bank is a petty tyranny that oppresses and robs Palestinians while raking in billions in economic aid. Abbas is adamant about being unwilling to recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish state no matter where its borders might be drawn.

Were Europe’s governments truly interested in peace, they would understand that unilateral recognition of independence is a way for the PA to avoid having to talk with Israel.
A two-state solution can only happen when the Palestinians stop waiting for their foreign friends to hand them Israeli concessions – or Israel itself – on a silver platter.

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Via YNetNews:

In November 2012, the PA asked the international community to grant it observer status at the UN; and 138 countries chose to disregard the regime of terror in Gaza, the lack of governance and the rife-with-corruption civilian services, thereby signaling that terror trumps dialogue. Ever since, Mahmoud Abbas has been channeling his efforts towards finding ways to bypass negotiations, by appealing to various international institutions.

The road to peace between Israel and the Palestinians does not pass through New York or Stockholm. The Palestinians need to internalize the fact that a state created through paperwork will remain a state on paper only. True peace will be achieved only via direct negotiations.