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Gaza Population Density – Too High or Too Low?

Gaza Population Density – Too High or Too Low?

Just a thought. During the recent Pillar of Defense operation in Gaza, we heard lots of defenders of Hamas explaining that the reason Hamas was firing missiles from civilian areas was not because they were cowards using their own civilians as human shields, but rather that Gaza is so densely populated that there are no […]

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 […]

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

Videos

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 […]

Democratically elected Hamas lawmaker wants to massacre Jews

Democratically elected Hamas lawmaker wants to massacre Jews

In this video, broadcast on the Hamas-owned Television station in Gaza, a democratically elected member of parliament, Yunis al-Astal, discusses what must be done to the Jews in Israel. According to him, the Koran itself explains the only solution is to massacre them. Keep in mind that his quotes from the Koran are not obviously […]

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 […]

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 […]

Naftali Bennett makes the rounds on US television networks

Naftali Bennett makes the rounds on US television networks

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, […]

Antisemitism

Democratically elected Hamas lawmaker wants to massacre Jews

Democratically elected Hamas lawmaker wants to massacre Jews

In this video, broadcast on the Hamas-owned Television station in Gaza, a democratically elected member of parliament, Yunis al-Astal, discusses what must be done to the Jews in Israel. According to him, the Koran itself explains the only solution is to massacre them. Keep in mind that his quotes from the Koran are not obviously […]

Antisemitism or Anti-Zionism? You decide.

Antisemitism or Anti-Zionism? You decide.

Every year during the month of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim calendar where Muslims fast during the day and feast at night, Arab television networks put on elaborate TV series specifically shown at night during Ramadan (to be watched after the iftar feast). Many of these shows are historical dramas, highlighting the lives […]

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 […]

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 […]

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:

History

Antisemitism or Anti-Zionism? You decide.

Antisemitism or Anti-Zionism? You decide.

Every year during the month of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim calendar where Muslims fast during the day and feast at night, Arab television networks put on elaborate TV series specifically shown at night during Ramadan (to be watched after the iftar feast). Many of these shows are historical dramas, highlighting the lives […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Incitement

Democratically elected Hamas lawmaker wants to massacre Jews

Democratically elected Hamas lawmaker wants to massacre Jews

In this video, broadcast on the Hamas-owned Television station in Gaza, a democratically elected member of parliament, Yunis al-Astal, discusses what must be done to the Jews in Israel. According to him, the Koran itself explains the only solution is to massacre them. Keep in mind that his quotes from the Koran are not obviously […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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:

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 […]

Adding Some Memes To The Mix

Adding Some Memes To The Mix

It seems JStreet has decided to start a contest to create those viral meme images you see all over Facebook and other social networks. Elder of Ziyon decided to start a counter-contest to create memes about JStreet (and general pro-Israel memes). We’ve thrown together a few: To make it easier to share these on Facebook, […]

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 […]

Recipe for Peace

Recipe for Peace

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

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 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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Interviewing Anti-Israel Protesters in Canada

Interviewing Anti-Israel Protesters in Canada

| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

This video explains so much about the idiocy you see in the Twittersphere. If you can get through this video without being in total shock at the nonsense these people are saying (Hamas is sending firecrackers over the border, for example) then we’ll be amazed. All those anti-Israel terrorist-supporting useful idiots who tweet have faces, […]

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