Just a Thought

If the PLO was founded in 1964, then what are they liberating?

If the PLO was founded in 1964, then what are they liberating?

Just a thought. If the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was founded in 1964, before Israeli controlled the West Bank and Gaza, then what were they trying to free? There were no settlements then, no occupation, so what was the PLO liberating? If you follow logic, then the next question is if Israel was to return […]

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If Turks use Hitler to sell shampoo, that might indicate something…

If Turks use Hitler to sell shampoo, that might indicate something…

Just a thought. If it’s considered good marketing in Turkey to use Hitler to represent a ‘real man’ in a shampoo commercial, maybe they need to study history a bit more. On the other hand, it might explain the recent freeze in relations between Turkey and Israel.  

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Abbas and the Jewish Problem

Abbas and the Jewish Problem

Just a thought. Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, has said on previous occasions all of the following: He believes in a two-state solution (many times) He will not, even cannot,  give up the Palestinian Right of Return (see this Ynet article from 2009) He will not allow Jews to live in a future Palestinian State […]

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If you’re right, then why spread lies?

If you’re right, then why spread lies?

Just a thought. One of the more interesting stories about Israel this week, somewhat behind the scenes, but starting to break out into the mainstream, is the story of several photos which were shared via Facebook and Twitter purporting to be photos of Gaza during the current goings on there, but were actually old photos […]

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Will BDSers give up their MacBook Pros?

Will BDSers give up their MacBook Pros?

Just a thought. An article in Globes, the Israeli business newspaper, reveals that 40% of all Intel notebook processor revenue comes from the Sandy Bridge processor developed here in Israel. Of course, Intel has a long history of developing and manufacturing chips in Israel. It’s not a secret. The Sandy Bridge chip developed by Intel […]

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Videos

Why I Support Israel

Why I Support Israel

Pat Condell on why he supports Israel:

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What does it mean when Palestinians cheer murder?

What does it mean when Palestinians cheer murder?

Arabs, and Palestinians in particular, have long celebrated the deaths of people they view as their enemies, whether Jews or Americans (just imagine how they celebrate when Jewish Americans are killed) or anyone else they dislike. One can look back to Palestinians celebrating on the rooftops in 1991, as Saddam Hussein launched scud missiles at Israeli cities, […]

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If you want your shoe, don’t throw it at someone

If you want your shoe, don’t throw it at someone

In a somewhat disturbing and somewhat amusing episode on the Temple Mount, a woman threw her shoe at Jewish activist Yehuda Glick who was leading a group to visit the Temple Mount. The incident is disturbing in light of the recent revelation that Hamas has been utilizing the Islamic Movement in Israel to pay Muslims […]

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Another Hamas MP explains the goal of Hamas

Another Hamas MP explains the goal of Hamas

We’ve posted in the past other videos of elected members of the Palestinian Parliament, who are from Hamas, who have made their true goals very clear. In particular, two videos of MP Yunis al-Astal explain the need for Hamas to massacre Jews, and of Hamas founder Mahmoud al-Zahar who explained that Hamas will never give […]

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In 1988, Arafat said the PNC accepted a Jewish State

In 1988, Arafat said the PNC accepted a Jewish State

In a 1988 press conference, Yasser Arafat, who led the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and PNC (Palestinian National Council) at the time, said that the PNC had agreed to two states, a Palestinian one and a Jewish one. This would seem fairly significant since the current lead of the PLO and PNC, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu […]

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Antisemitism

Egyptian Politician Blood Libel

Egyptian Politician Blood Libel

The following clip shows an interview with Khaled Al-Zaafrani, founder of the Egyptian Justice and Progress Party, which aired on Al-Hafez TV on May 12, 2013. In the clip he throws out standard Antisemitic tropes like Jews start all wars, and of course the blood libel. When we see these kinds of statements from Arab […]

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Who is the real Mohammed Morsi?

Who is the real Mohammed Morsi?

MEMRI recently posted the following video which is a combination of two interviews with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, that were broadcast on March 20 and September 23, 2010. Morsi’s rhetoric on Israel before he became president differs greatly from the moderate position he displays in public today. The question of coure is which Morsi is […]

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Morsi Prays to Destroy Jews

Morsi Prays to Destroy Jews

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was shown on Egyptian TV on October 19, 2012, praying at a service led by a cleric who calls for Allah to ‘destroy the Jews and their supporters’. Certainly Morsi is not protesting the statement, but indeed seems to be saying Amen (or rather Amin, the Muslim version). See for yourself:

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Peter Beinart calls his own boycott Antisemitic

Peter Beinart calls his own boycott Antisemitic

A month ago, we pointed out that Open Zion’s feature ‘Real Anti-Semitism Watch’ had ceased publishing after the Toulouse shooting. We guessed that Peter Beinart’s use of the word ‘Real’ in the title was a reference to the argument that the term Antisemitism is overused, in particular when people are being critical of Israeli policies and […]

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Antisemitism Watch, Really

Antisemitism Watch, Really

Back on March 15, Peter Beinart introduced a feature to his new blog, then still Zion Square, now Open Zion, called “Real Anti-Semitism Watch”: Introducing Zion Sq’s “Real Anti-Semitism Watch”: thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/… — Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) March 15, 2012   The post, written by Peter Beinart himself, points to a Jerusalem Post article on a Dutch […]

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History

Looking back at the Mavi Mamra

Looking back at the Mavi Mamra

Considering the current reconciliation efforts between Turkey and Israel, which center around compensation for the families of those killed aboard the Mavi Marmara flotilla ship on May 31, 2010, we thought this BBC documentary called Death in the Med which aired on August 22, 2010 is a good reminder of what happened. Interestingly, the BBC posted […]

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Golda Meir hours before the Yom Kippur War started

Golda Meir hours before the Yom Kippur War started

WikiLeaks today released a new series of leaked documents, which comprise 1.7 million State Department cables from the years 1973-1976. Wikileaks calls this collection the Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD). Of course, one can’t look at those years and not think of the Yom Kippur War, the cowardly attack on Israel by Egypt and […]

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Palestinian Mufti Claims No Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

Palestinian Mufti Claims No Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

Former Jerusalem Mufti Ikrima Sabri (appointed by Yassir Arafat in 1994, fired by Mahmoud Abbas in 2006) was interviewed on Al-Arabiya TV a few days ago (May 11, 2012) and, as you can see in the video, declared that Jews have no historical connection to Jerusalem. A seemingly strange statement by someone who is supposed […]

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Evolution of Arab views on Palestine during WWI, the Peace Conference and after

Evolution of Arab views on Palestine during WWI, the Peace Conference and after

A fascinating look at the evolution of the Arab view on Palestine from before WWI through the Peace Conference in Paris in 1919 to its aftermath. Those interviewed include soliders from the Arab Legion, Abba Eban, Anwar Nusseibeh (father of Sari Nusseibeh), a delegate who attended the 1919 Peace Conference (who was converted to agree […]

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Golda Meir interviewed in 1973 on Arab-Israeli Relations

Golda Meir interviewed in 1973 on Arab-Israeli Relations

Famous newsman Edwin Newman interviews then Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, in 1973 (before the Yom Kippur War), about Arab-Israeli relations, refugees, terrorism, hijackings, Jerusalem, Jordan, King Hussein, Egypt, Anwar Sadat, Russia, settlements, capital punishment, her memory of growing up in Kiev (then Russia, now Ukraine) and Milwaukee (even Pabst and Shlitz are mentioned), absorptive capacity […]

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Incitement

PA TV children singing about Israeli cities as Palestine

PA TV children singing about Israeli cities as Palestine

Palestinian Media Watch recently posted a video of a Palestinian Authority TV station broadcasting a group of children singing about beautiful Palestine including cities like Safed, Tiberias, Jaffe, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, etc. which are all of course in Israel and not in any way subject to the negotiations for a Palestinian state. The song also […]

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The Ad Hominem Attack

The Ad Hominem Attack

You know someone has lost an argument when they resort to ad hominem attacks. What’s unusual is for someone to start out a discussion with an ad hominem attack. Like those students who heckle speakers in universities, and claim 1st amendment rights protect their heckling (as opposed to the rights of the speaker), we received […]

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UN and European-funded children’s center promotes terror

UN and European-funded children’s center promotes terror

In the video translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a European-funded children’s center in eastern Jerusalem puts on a puppet show where they encourage children to give up smoking cigarettes. Sounds good, right? What do they suggest the children pick up instead of cigarettes? Machine-guns of course. Thanks to the funding made available from several […]

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Hamas Minister of the Interior Lambasts Egypt over Fuel, and…

Hamas Minister of the Interior Lambasts Egypt over Fuel, and…

In this video, Hamas Minister of the Interior (and Palestinian Legislative Council member) Fathi Hammad lambasts Egypt for cutting off the supply of fuel to Gaza. There are three things in this video to pay attention to: 1. Realize the Egypt cut off the fuel supply because they wanted to set up an official method […]

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Egyptian Clerics Spout Antisemitic Garbage

Egyptian Clerics Spout Antisemitic Garbage

Saying that Benjamin Franklin was the US President 40-50 years ago might be funny, if not for the disgusting Antisemitic garbage that their ignorance was part of on this Egyptian TV show. The Benjamin Franklin speech quoted is of course a forgery, first printed in a pro-Nazi magazine in 1934. This particular forgery seems to […]

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Humor

John Kerry Solutions Inc.

John Kerry Solutions Inc.

Yisrael Sheli (My Israel in English), a group of pro-Israel activists, who work in conjunction with the Yesha Council among other groups, has launched a satire web site and video series to protest John Kerry’s attempt to force Israel to do things against its best interest in order to bring about peace. If one gauges […]

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You Have To See This To Believe It

You Have To See This To Believe It

We’re filing this under Humor, but seriously this is sad. A woman parks her car in a legal spot in Tel Aviv, and comes back to find her car missing, and the spot now a handicap spot. How was that possible? She called the city information number and is told her car was towed for […]

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Recipe for Peace

Recipe for Peace

What are the current ingredients for mideast peace, and what could combining all of them produce?

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Americans and Israelis – How They Perceive Each Other

Americans and Israelis – How They Perceive Each Other

The US Department of State recently put out a guide for Fulbright Scholars that will be arriving in Israel for the upcoming academic year. Most of the guide is basic information about finding an apartment, getting healthcare, etc. but we found one section fairly entertaining and have reproduced it below. The section, titled Same Behavior/Separate […]

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The Flotilla Choir Presents: We Con The World

The Flotilla Choir Presents: We Con The World

This video was so controversial it was removed from YouTube initially, but after many people posted the video again (and it was pointed out that parodies are a protected form of speech), the original was put back up. It’s been seen over two and a half million times on YouTube, not including the many other […]

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Other Recent Posts

Naftali Bennett makes the rounds on US television networks

Naftali Bennett makes the rounds on US television networks

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Economy and Commerce Minister, has been making the rounds on US television networks and meeting with US politicians. Here are three interviews of note, and a talk at the Brookings Institute. As the leader of the third largest party in the Knesset, and a partner in many cases with Yair Lapid, […]

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The Other Side of the Gilad Shalit Deal

The Other Side of the Gilad Shalit Deal

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

On June 2, 2013, Arnold Roth spoke to a group organized by Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors in Los Angeles. Arnold Roth’s 15 year old daughter Malki was murdered in a terror attack at Sbarro’s Pizza in downtown Jerusalem in 2001. One of the planners and facilitators of that attack was Jordanian journalist Ahlam Tamimi, […]

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Required Military Training in Gaza High Schools

Required Military Training in Gaza High Schools

| April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Al Jazeera recently reported on Hamas and its requirement of weekly military training for boys in public high schools:  

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Dr. Einat Wilf interviewed on Obama visit to Israel

Dr. Einat Wilf interviewed on Obama visit to Israel

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

IBA News segment on Obama’s current visit to Israel, with commentary by Dr. Einat Wilf, former Independence Party MK. If you want a look at what Obama is up to on this visit, and want a nuanced perspective on the visit, watch this video.  

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MK Dr. Ruth Calderon lectures on Talmud in the Knesset

MK Dr. Ruth Calderon lectures on Talmud in the Knesset

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

In one of the more interesting introductory speeches by the new crop of Knesset Members, Dr. Ruth Calderon of Lapid’s Yesh Atid party gave a Talmud shiur. For those who don’t know Calderon, it’s actually not that strange – she has a PhD in Talmud from Hebrew University, and founded a secular yeshiva. Her speech […]

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A Country of Tribes – Yair Lapid on the Religious-Secular Divide

A Country of Tribes – Yair Lapid on the Religious-Secular Divide

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

While Naftali Bennett received the most attention during the recent election campaign period, there is no question that in wake of Lapid’s stunning poll-defying 19-seat election victory, he is the man people are talking about now. Yair Lapid worked very hard to step out of the shadow of his father Tommy Lapid, who founded his […]

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Naftali Bennett interviewed before election

Naftali Bennett interviewed before election

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

You can love or hate him, agree or disagree with him, but there is no question the most talked about candidate of this election season in Israel has been Naftali Bennett, the leader of The Jewish Home party. Bennett was interviewed by Attila Somfalvi for Ynet, the online site of the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. The […]

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Patronizing the Palestinians by Pat Condell

Patronizing the Palestinians by Pat Condell

| January 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pat Condell on how it is racist to hold the the Palestinian people to a lower standard than other peoples:

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Maikel Nabil Sanad, Egyptian Activist, Speaks in Israel

Maikel Nabil Sanad, Egyptian Activist, Speaks in Israel

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maikel Nabil Sanad, an Egyptian political activist, who was arrested and imprisoned for protesting against the Egyptian government (both by the Mubarak gov’t, and the post-Mubarak gov’t), came to Israel this week and spoke at the Truman Institute of the Hebrew University. He has said that “I am not ready to hold a weapon against […]

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Peace in the Middle East by Pat Condell

Peace in the Middle East by Pat Condell

| November 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pat Condell on Hamas and peace in the Middle East (and why there won’t be until Hamas is destroyed).

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