UN Chief Says Palestine Will Join International Criminal Court on April 1

The UN – once again – panders to the kleptocracy calling itself “Palestine” and gives unearned and undeserved legitimacy to a manufactured entity that did not ever exist as a real nation.   Via AP:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel. The secretary-general announced his acceptance of the documents submitted by the Palestinians last Friday, saying, “the statute will enter into force for the State of Palestine on April 1, 2015.” Any Palestinian case against Israel at the ICC would trigger an immediate cutoff of U.S. financial support to the PA under American law.

Resolution for Palestinian State Fails in UN Security Council

Via NY Times:

A UN Security Council draft resolution that set a deadline to establish a sovereign Palestinian state was defeated Tuesday after it failed to receive the nine votes needed for adoption. The U.S. and Australia voted against the measure. France, China and Russia were among the eight countries that voted for it. Britain and four other nations abstained. Samantha Power, the American ambassador to the UN, said the resolution was “deeply imbalanced,” setting deadlines that did not adequately take account of Israel’s security needs. “Today’s staged confrontation in the UN Security Council will not bring the parties closer to achieving a two-state solution,” she said. “This resolution sets the stage for more division, not for compromise.” Secretary of State John Kerry worked to line up enough abstentions from American allies like South Korea and Rwanda so that the U.S. would not have to wield its veto. Kerry called more than a dozen senior foreign officials including Goodluck Jonathan, the president of Nigeria, which abstained.

Saudi beheads 83 people in 2014, the most in years

Via AP News:

Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani man on Wednesday convicted of smuggling “large quantities” of heroin, the kingdom’s state news agency reported, bringing the number of publicly announced executions to its highest level in at least five years.

An Associated Press tally of announcements from the official Saudi Press Agency shows 83 people have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia in 2014, including Wednesday’s execution. Most were executed for drug smuggling.

Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia has one of the highest execution rates in the world. The group lists 79 executions in Saudi Arabia in 2013 and 2012, and 82 in 2011 and 2010. The London-based rights group says at least 69 people were executed in 2009.

The countries that carried out the most executions on record last year were Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., according to Amnesty International. Last year’s figures do not include the thousands of people put to death in China, where such information is a state secret.

The kingdom follows a strict interpretation of Islamic law and applies the death penalty on a number of crimes, such as murder and rape, as well as apostasy and witchcraft. Saudi Arabia has come under particular criticism from rights groups for executions carried out for non-fatal crimes.

There Can Be No Justification for this Cold-Blooded Murder in Jerusalem

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.”

Why do Muslims Head Cut?

Because they are compelled to do so in their book.  In fact, there are 75 teachings of beheading in the Koran.

You can see so for yourself. Research the following: Koran 8:12.

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.

Lovely, and of course, so peaceful.

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

The Hardships of Aliya in the 30’s

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

 

 

 

Standing Up to Muslim Intimidation

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.”

The Islamic State Is Raising an Army of Child Soldiers

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.”

From April 2004, Via Wayback Machine: Syria WMD Programs Locations

 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.

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copy of the original letter sent out from syria.


From 2003: Iraq Cooperating with Disarmament Procedures, but Many Banned Weapons Remain Unaccounted For

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 )