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Via NYPost:

ISIS appears to have used chemical weapons taken from the abandoned arsenals of Saddam Hussein in their slaughter of Kurds in the Syrian city of Kobane last July. Images obtained by the Middle East Review of International Affairs show wounds that appear to have been inflicted by “mustard gas or some kind of blistering agent,” an expert said.

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Via NYT:

From 2004 to 2011, American and Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from Saddam Hussein’s rule.

In all, American troops secretly reported finding 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs.
The New York Times found 17 American service members and seven Iraqi police officers who were exposed to nerve or mustard agents after 2003.

The scale of U.S. encounters with chemical weapons in Iraq carries worrisome implications now that the Islamic State controls much of the territory where the weapons were found.

Via Algemeiner:

Investigative pro-Israel blogger, Elder of Ziyon, on Monday uncovered a report, in Arabic, posted on the the United Nations Refugee Works Agency (UNRWA) website, that accuses Jews of supporting “social corruption.”

Entitled, “The Historical Development of Human Rights Throughout History,” the document purports to be a summary of human rights policies held by a number of civilizations over the ages, including Jewish thought on various aspects of Mosaic prohibitions against “murder, adultery and theft.”

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This video is worth watching in its 44+ minutes entirety.  The video is about the bloody history of Islam in Europe and how it effects us to this day. This video uses maps and graphics and it is based on historical numbers and facts that you may not see anywhere else.

The only thing I disagree on with Bill Warner is that he says we are afraid of Islam  No, we are not afraid.  We are repulsed.

 

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Liberals love to seize on any perceived anti-Muslim bias to claim New York suffers from severe Islamophobia, but official statistics show that Jews suffer far more attacks.

The NY Post reports that anti-Semitic incidents jumped 35 percent so far this year, with 85 incidents compared to 63 last year. The number of anti-Muslim hate crimes was 15, compared to seven last year.

But the good news is that Obama’s ship is sinking.

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During the Gaza operation, the Palestinian Authority and Fatah, both headed by Mahmoud Abbas, actively and repeatedly desecrated the memory of the Holocaust by comparing Israel’s measures against Hamas to the Nazi genocide, via Palestinian Media Watch:

During the Gaza operation, the Palestinian Authority and Fatah, both headed by Mahmoud Abbas, actively and repeatedly desecrated the memory of the Holocaust by comparing Israel’s measures against Hamas to the Nazi genocide:

“[Israel has] become adorers of Nazism, and implement that barbaric model on the flesh of our children.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 26, 2014]
Often the PA claimed Israel was worse than the Nazis:
“Israel… has surpassed Hitler’s massacres… By calling Israel Nazi, sadist and fascist for its present actions, we are letting it off lightly.”
[Fatah leader in Gaza Atef Abu Saif,
PA TV, July 21, 2014]
At times, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was the focus of the PA hate speech:
“Benjamin Netanyahu is a descendant of the Nazis, worships Hitler’s ways and imitates him in all the Holocausts he has perpetrated.”
Fatah leader and official PA daily columnist Yahya Rabah
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2014]
Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial center, condemned what it called “demagogic abuse of Holocaust imagery and language” as desecration of the memory of the Holocaust:
“As an institution dedicated to Holocaust remembrance, we are also gravely concerned by the demagogic abuse of Holocaust imagery and language which distorts the past as well as the current reality for political purposes. Exploiting these terms from the Holocaust, in order to incite and inflame hatred, desecrates the memory of the Holocaust.”
[http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/pressroom/pressreleases/pr_details.asp?cid=887, July 24, 2014]
PA and Fatah leaders and official news outlets used the following Holocaust comparisons and hate expressions to define Israelis and/or Israel’s actions:
  • “Holocaust unlike any that has been recorded”
  • “Reenacting the Holocaust”
  • “Surpassed Nazism and fascism”
  • “Descendant of the Nazis”
  • “The new Nazis”
  • “Opened its gates to the death factories”
  • “Holocaust state”
  • “Genocidal war”
  • “Holocaust war”
  • “Scum is what this Hebrew state is”
  • “Nazi Israeli mentality”
  • “Flinging its neo-fascist flames”
  • “Barbarity, arrogance, and bloodletting”
  • “Surpassed Hitler’s massacres”
  • “Nazi, sadist and fascist”
  • “The Nazi crimes”
  • “[Gaza] reminded the world of the residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II, after the atom bombs had been dropped”
  • “Israel, the rogue state, which is still blackmailing Germany, Europe and humanity with the Holocaust”
In addition to embracing comparisons between Israel’s Gaza operation and the Holocaust, articles in the official PA daily also included demonization and hate speech, as typified in the following description of Israeli soldiers:
“Robotic soldiers from hell, burning with extremism like fiery devils, possessed by the culture of murder and death.”
[Fatah MP (until recently PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs) Issa Karake,
Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 25, 2014]
The official PA daily used its Holocaust comparison as “proof” that Israel has no right to exist:
“This war has proved once again that Israel is a completely artificial state without  historic or moral roots, a myth produced by the settlement wave – a fact that prevents it from living normally. As long as it exists, it will only produce things that are against humanity… Benjamin Netanyahu is a descendant of the Nazis [who] worships Hitler’s ways and imitates him in all the Holocausts he has perpetrated.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2014]
Palestinian Media Watch has reported that the PA and Fatah regularly desecrate the memory of the Holocaust with misappropriated Holocaust terminology. All of the examples in this Special Report were published during and immediately after the 2014 Gaza war, and are from official PA and Fatah sources. Mahmoud Abbas is chairman of both the PA and Fatah.

(PMW released a report last month on PA use of Holocaust imagery during the Gaza war. However, as the Holocaust desecration by the PA has continued unabated PMW felt it was important to release this updated report documenting the full extent. Even after this report was finalized, PMW researchers documented three additional examples of Holocaust desecration that are not included in this report.)

Read the entire article here: Palestinian Media Watch

For more documentation from Palestinian Media Watch, visit palwatch.org

 

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Via Haaretz.

Intelligence obtained by the French secret services in the Middle East sheds new light on Britain’s perfidious role in the Arab-Israeli War of Independence. The question of Britain’s role in the war between Israel and the Arab states in 1948 is one of the most studied issues in the historiography of the War of Independence.

A major hurdle when studying the 1948 war is the lack of access to Arab archives. The Syrian documents, as seen in the article by Haaretz and obtained by French intelligence – which contain uncensored private correspondence and secret agreements between the Arab leaders, as well as diplomatic exchanges – give scholars a closer look at the Arab stand toward a Jewish state in Palestine without having to rely solely on Israeli and Western archives, Arab rulers’ inflammatory public rhetoric and memoirs, or newspaper articles.

This article is a must-read. The thousands of Syrian and other Arab documents found in the French archives, together with British intelligence reports obtained by French intelligence, confirm that the role of the British secret services in the Middle East during and after World War II comprises the “missing dimension” in the historiography of the region in the 1940s.

Two conclusions can be drawn from research into these documents, which are relevant to the role of British intelligence in the war in Palestine.

The first is that, in the 1940s, Britain conducted a two-track policy in the Middle East: one, a well-documented, official policy defined by Whitehall under both the Conservative and Labour parties; the second was informal and secretive, which can be termed “regional,” implemented by “agents in the field,” which left few traces in British archives.

Please read the whole article: Via Haaretz.