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Socially Progressive Terrorist’s Latest Casualty is CNN’s Senior Editor

Nasr and Fadlallah

Nasr and Fadlallah

I hate to tweak Thomas L. Friedman, whose experience and readership dwarfs Jewish Jihad’s by about a million to one, but his published defense of the recently fired CNN senior editor of Middle East affairs, Octavia Nasr, is off base.

Nasir was fired for tweeting “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.” Fadlallah, a prominent Lebanese Shiite spiritual leader, was involved in the founding of Hezbollah. He hated Israel and supported terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians. Nasr described him as “one of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot.”

The only fault Friedman finds in Nasr’s tweets is that “reporters covering a beat should not be issuing condolences for any of the actors they cover. It undermines their credibility.”

But reporters do this all the time. Tributes after the deaths of “covered actors” are the norm, from Ted Kennedy to Michael Jackson. They demonstrate our values.

Perhaps Nadr was enamored of Fadlallah because, unlike most other terrorists, Fadlallah argued in favor of equal rights and education for women, and against domestic violence. Or maybe because, although he opposed the U.S., he also opposed obedience to Iran. Read the rest of this entry »

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Did the New Israel Fund send money to Hezbollah?

Ameer Makhoul

Ameer Makhoul

[1/19/2011:  In the interest of fairness and accuracy, please consider the New Israel Fund’s response to this article.  It is the first comment appearing below the article.  — Editor]

The man who oversaw allocation of Washington’s New Israel Fund has been indicted for treason as a secret agent of the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

Ameer Makhoul, a leader of the Israeli Arab Community, was indicted last month on charges of treason.  Makhoul admitted that he provided the Hezbollah terrorist organization with information about security at Israeli Army bases, facilities belonging to Israel’s General Security Services, and defense industry sites throughout Israel.  He is also charged with giving Hezbollah information during the Second Lebanon War (in the summer of 2006) about where rockets fell in Haifa, to help improve their aim. Read the rest of this entry »

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The USA-Egypt-Israel Arms Embargo of Gaza is Now a Music Video!

The USA-Egypt-Israel agreement regarding the weapons embargo of Gaza specifies a fifty-mile limit on naval inspections.  Israel’s recent enforcement of the weapons embargo is being portrayed as human rights abuse by The Usual Suspects, who pretend that this is an aid embargo or a travel embargo.

When the navy inspection personnel boarded one of the nine “human aid” ships from Turkey, “Peace activists” and “observers” on board the ship attacked with knives and metal pipes .  Much of the press attacked Israel for (eventually) defending themselves.   Fortunately, a video (included below) preserves what really happened.

But first, here is a music video offered as a refreshing corrective, which has the added benefit of being entertaining. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Evil From Uncle Google

evil google Uncle Google, that paragon of hypocrisy, has done it again.  When videos of Jewish interest get posted on YouTube, antisemitic diatribes follow in the comments, often in the form of Israel-bashing, often filled with obscenities and half-baked misunderstandings. Uncle Google doesn’t mind this.  Neither does it mind posts of deceptive Israel-bashing videos. But truthful and effective pro-Israel videos are censored for “terms of service” violations.  The latest victim is video # wU221GA5-u8 Read the rest of this entry »

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A Light Unto the Nations…yet again

Israeli Rescue Workers in Haiti

Israeli Rescue Workers in Haiti

In case you’ve just emerged from a month in a cave, here’s what’s new:  Haiti has suffered the worst earthquake to hit the Western Hemisphere in two hundred years.  When the bodies are all accounted for, there might be 100,000 dead.

Here’s what’s not new:

The UK (population: 61 million) sent sixty-four firemen and eight volunteers.
China (population: 1,326 million) sent fifty rescuers and seven journalists.
The twenty-five nations of the Arab League (population: 340 million) sent nothing.

Also nothing new:

Israel (population: 7.5 million) immediately sent two jumbo jets with more than 220 doctors, nurses, civil engineers, and other experienced search and rescue personnel. Read the rest of this entry »

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