Monday, March 31, 2008

Someone needs some fiber in their diet

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice attends a joint news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman March 31, 2008.REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)

A bucolic and tranquil Mideast Conflict

Palestinian Abu Ibrahim, 66, right, walks with his grandson Mohammed, 6, seated on a donkey loaded with grass to be used as feed for their animals, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, March 31, 2008.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
What does this tranquil picture have to with the Mideast Conflict? Yahoo News lists this under "Mideast Conflict" Exactly what is the connection between Abu Ibrahim and his grandson Mohammed and the Mideast Conflict? How does a man and his grandson carrying animal feed on the donkey's back encapsulate and reflect the turmoil ridden and war-weathered Mideast Conflict?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Loose-loose for Israel

Israeli police ban Palestinian event
By DIAA HADID, Associated Press Writer 45 minutes ago
JERUSALEM - Israeli police on Tuesday broke up a Palestinian event meant to promote Jerusalem as the world's next "Arab Cultural Capital."
The Palestinians want next year's celebrations to strengthen their claim to the disputed city. But Tuesday's crackdown sent a strong signal that Israel will not go along with the decision by the 22-member Arab League to bestow its cultural prize on Jerusalem.
"We want to exploit this for Jerusalem," said Ahmad al-Ruweidi, head of the Jerusalem unit in the office of the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Two years ago, the Arab League quietly designated Jerusalem its 2009 "Arab Cultural Capital," an honor that rotates among Arab countries. Winners typically use the occasion to showcase their attachment to Arab culture, sponsoring poetry, music, dance performances, lectures, school activities and sporting events.
This was just a loose-loose situation for Israel. If Israel allowed it to on, the Arabs would have lavished unpresecidented amounts of money and publicity (propoganda). Now that Israel barred the propoganda event, they'll just lavish tons of money, tout themselves as victims of the merciless Israelis, make this a resaon why they should have Jerusalem as their capital and still pour out tons of propoganda.

The key word is truely "exploit".

Monday, March 24, 2008

Lavrov not as funny as Herman Munster

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (unseen) at OlmertREUTERS/Tomer Appelbaum/Pool (ISRAEL)

Lavrov isn't nearly as funny as Fred Gwynne (aka Herman Munster) but I think they were separated at birth as Israellycool would say.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Get a cell phone

In this photo released by the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, meets U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, March 23, 2008. Vice President Dick Cheney began Easter Sunday with a prayer and the singing of 'Amazing Grace' at a tiny chapel in Jerusalem, then launched into a day of talks about conflict, the Mideast peace process and the rising influence of Iran in the region.(AP Photo/Palestinian Authority, Omar Rashidi, HO)

In this photo released by the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, right, meets with U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, March 23, 2008. Vice President Dick Cheney began Easter Sunday with a prayer and the singing of 'Amazing Grace' at a tiny chapel in Jerusalem, then launched into a day of talks about conflict, the Mideast peace process and the rising influence of Iran in the region.(AP Photo/Palestinian Authority, Omar Rashidi, HO)

I guess Abbass's & Fayyad's secretary is unavailable and he has to answer his own phone.

Friday, March 21, 2008

We already sent guns to the terrorists

Russia to supply Abbas with armored vehicles, no guns
33 minutes ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - After months of delay, Russia agreed to Israeli conditions regarding the delivery of armored vehicles to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's security forces, Israeli officials said on Friday.

Israel agreed in November to allow the Palestinians to receive up to 50 lightly armored vehicles but a dispute emerged over a Palestinian demand that they have guns mounted on them.
Israeli officials said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during a meeting on Thursday that Russia agreed to shipping the vehicles without mounted guns.

And according to Abbas:

Defending his call to use weapons against Israel, he [Abbas]added: "We have a legitimate right to direct our guns against Israeli occupation. It is forbidden to use these guns against Palestinians. The occupation has perpetrated brutal attacks in Jenin, Beit Hanun and Ramallah."
Didn't the US already send them guns and train the terrorists loosely affiliated with the moderate Abbas?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Elder of Ziyon: Today's Gaza edition of "biting the hand that feeds you"

Today's Gaza edition of "biting the hand that feeds you"

In addition to them bombarding the very source of their only and basic supplies, they also try to smuggle in explosives:

Israel foils bid to take explosive material into Gaza on aid truck
By Zohar Blumenkrantz and Yuval Azulay, Haaretz Correspondnets
Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestinians
Israel Airports Authority security personnel on Monday thwarted an attempt to smuggle a chemical substance that can be used to manufacture explosives and rockets, from Israel into the Gaza Strip though the Kerem Shalom crossing. The IAA recovered two tons of the bomb-making material from a truck attempting to smuggle the material into Gaza in the guise of a humanitarian aid delivery.

US to transfer $150m. to Palestinians

Mar 19, 2008 14:51 Updated Mar 19, 2008 15:26
US to transfer $150m. to Palestinians

The US is transferring $150 million in aid to the Palestinian government in the coming days, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad announced Wednesday.

PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad.Photo: AP
The payment is part of a total of $550 million the US pledged to pay to the Palestinians over three years, part of a total of $7.7 billion in pledges from international donors made at a conference in Paris in December.
Call, Email, Fax your Senator and tell him/her that you don't want any of your tax money(yes, it's your money not your senator's money) to go to the PA for any reason. Please use proper discretion, be polite and curteous. Look at VIPAC for some letter suggestions.

Then contact the President and the Vice President and tell them the same thing. Please use proper discretion, be polite and curteous.

The contact the Secretary of State and tell her the same thing. Please use proper discretion, be polite and curteous.

Israeli Rambos

U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate John McCain (R-AZ) arrives in Sderot, southern Israel, Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Touring the war-battered town of Sderot, McCain said Wednesday he understands Israel's tough response to Palestinian rocket fire, adding that there is no point in negotiating with the Gaza Strip's Islamic Hamas regime.(AP Photo/Uriel Sinai, Pool)
The picture of the two Israeli body guards reminds me of the Jackie Mason routine where he compares perceptions of US Jews with US Italians and the Israeli Army with the Italian Army. He basically sets up US Jews as geeks and nerds carrying slide rules and tough US Italians ala images of the mafia. Then contrasts the tough Israeli Army with the weak Italian Army. There's no point here except it was a thought buzzing in my brain.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Who is their target audience?

Palestinians are seen next to a non-functional petrol pump placed by protesters on a main road during a demo against the Israeli sanctions on Gaza, in Gaza City, Sunday, March 16, 2008. In violence Saturday Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian militants and wounded six, Palestinian medical and security officials said.(AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Why is the sign in English?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Jailed for rock throwing in America

Channing Martin was charged after throwing a rock through a police cruiser's window in downtown Portsmouth Thursday night.Elizabeth Dinan photo

By Elizabeth Dinan
March 07, 2008 11:07 AM
PORTSMOUTH — A half-hour after he was detained by a police officer for being "unruly" in front of a downtown bar Thursday night, Channing Martin threw a rock at the rear of a parked and marked police cruiser, reducing the back window to piles of shattered glass.
After he said he understood, Martin was fined $500, ordered to pay $568 in restitution to repair the cruiser window and to serve ten days in jail.
Where are the civil rights groups? He was merely protesting just like the Arabs in Israel.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Now toothless in so many ways.

New York State Gov. Eliot Spitzer makes a statement to reporters during a news conference Monday, March 10, 2008 in New York where he apologized to his family and the public after a report that he was involved in a prostitution ring.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Don't NY State employees have a dental plan that covers dentures?

Did Chavez have something to do with this?

US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) smiles during a campaign rally in St. Clairsville, Ohio February 27, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)

animals calling for an end to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip

Donkeys with posters are seen during a protest with animals calling for an end to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip March 11, 2008.REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)

Camels with posters are seen during a protest with animals calling for an end to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip March 11, 2008.REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)
My first response is "Nuff said".
My second response, last I checked only humans (even in name only) could think and protest. I don't think "Rover", or whatever one calls one's donkey or camel, could care less whether they are under blockade or not. Its like when Jay Leno shows dogs and cats wearing costumes. They just don't do this. Rover doen't wake up one morning and say, "I'm going to protest those mean Israelis for the blockade."
My third response is, maybe the donkey and the camel aren't protesting maybe its the paper and ink that are really protesting. Hummmm???
Some how I like my first response best.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Che, Arafat, Abbas...

A Palestinian youth sits between overturned pieces of furniture after Israeli troops raided a house in the Al Ain refugee camp of the West Bank city of Nablus, Monday, March 10, 2008. According to Palestinian and Israeli sources 21 people were arrested during the overnight operation.(AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
I'm sure the family's portrait of Che Guevara, the Social-Marxist-revolutionary, was merely for a book report their child was doing doing for school entitled, " I hate Social-Marxist-revolutionaries".

Doesn't this seems dangerous?

Palestinian children play on the ruins of a building destroyed in a recent Israeli air strike, in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, March 10, 2008. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has instructed the army to halt air strikes and raids into the Gaza Strip following a recent drop in rocket fire from the territory, officials in his office said Monday.(AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

As a parent I see this situation frought with danger and wouldn't let my child paly in bombed out ruins. But hey I don't use children as bombs and human sheilds.

Hamas's Gay off-Broadway musical

Palestinian Hamas activists take part in an anti-Israel rally organized by the Hamas movement in Gaza March 7, 2008. Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have been holding off from violence that could jeopardize Egyptian efforts to mediate a ceasefire, sources from both sides said on Monday.(Reuters)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Here pictures and videos of Gazan Arabs using people as human shields and Mosques as hiding places for RPG's and hand granades.

Someone defending Israel in an interview.

Here's David Horowitz, the Editor of the Jerusalem Post newspaper in a CNN interview strongly defending Israel. Wow! What a concept. Hey you Hasbara guys, you lame politicians, lame diplomats, and other assorted apologists - take note of how it's supposed to be done.

When an orange isn't very orange

Here's an ordinary bag of oranges, with two oranges outside the bag for contrast, that I purchased from Shoprite recently (actually this has nothing to do with Israel). I think its very deceptive to bag these oranges in a bag with orange colored stripes running through the bag to make you think the oranges contained are a robust orange color. They are more of a grapefruit yellow color if you ask me. (And my wife thought my purchase of a tripod was a waste of money. I think its very handy an necessary for certain situations - like photographing fruit.)

Lard not bombs

Rocket built by Moshe NissimporPhoto: Courtesy

Ashkelon resident Moshe Nissimpor decided that the best way to halt rocket fire from Gaza - in light of what he terms the government's failure to do so - is some vigilante justice.

Nissimpor developed a homemade 200-millimeter ballistic missile which he planned to launch from Ashkelon into the Gaza Strip.

Instead of loading the missle with with an explosive device that could kill people, he should have loaded a device that sprays pig lard over Gaza. Maybe Israel could load a drone that sprays pig lard. I wonder if the UN and the other terrorist appeasers would be satisfied with spraying pig lard.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

US - Zionist conspiracy

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a press conference in a Jerusalem hotel. Rice on Wednesday secured a promise from Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks despite discord over Israel's continuing military strikes in Gaza.(AFP/Pool/Jim Hollander)

Look at the lower right side of the above picture and you'll notice one of the flowers is clearly in the shape of a Jewish Star. Once again proving America's pro-Israel stance. ;-)

Palestinians will resume peace talks

By AMY TEIBEL, Associated Press Writer

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday he will resume peace talks with Israel, backing off a threat to boycott negotiations until Israel reaches a truce with Hamas militants in Gaza.

Wait, Abbas gives Israel an ultimatum that Israel needs to reach a truce with with Hamas terrorists when Abbas wont even talk to Hamas and calls them terrorists???

Monday, March 3, 2008

How do they organize demonstrations all over the world?

How do they mobilize all over the world for the "palestinian" cause? Suicide bombers murder 40 fellow Muslims in Pakistan and not a peep. A double suicide bombing in Bagdad and not a peep. Suicide bomber murders 27 at a funeral and not a peep. Think of the hundreds of Iraqis murdered by fellow Muslims and noone cares. No demonstrations, no UNSC meetings, no mention from the EU, nothing but silence.
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters, wave by Palestinian flags in front of a portrait against the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, during a protest against the violence in Gaza strip, in the Shiite suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday March 3, 2008. Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group organized a rally that was attended by thousands of supporters who chanted anti-Israeli slogans. Israeli ground troops pulled out of northern Gaza before daybreak on Monday, following an extended sweep in the offensive against Palestinian rocket squads.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
An Egyptian holds anti-Bush poster during a rally protesting the Israeli offensive in Gaza and supporting Palestinains in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 3, 2008. At background a poster showing Hizbullah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, with Arabic slogan ' symbol of Arab insistence'.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Tens of thousands of Syrian protesters filled the central square of the capital Damascus, Monday, March 3, 2008 chanting anti-Israel and anti-US slogans and expressing anger with the ongoing Israeli activity in the Gaza Strip that has killed nearly 70 Palestinians and wounded hundreds others in two days. (AP photo Bassem Tellawi).
Supporters of Imamia Students Federation, a Shiite Muslim group, chant anti-Israeli slogans in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 3, 2008 during a protest rally to show their anger over the ongoing Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip that has killed nearly 70 Palestinians and wounded hundreds others in two days.(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Israel bend over and grab your ankles! Condi's on her way.

US President George W. Bush has not given up on securing a Middle East peace deal by year's end, the White House said Monday, as it called for an end to Hamas rocket attacks on Israel as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, seen here in February 2008, left on a new mission to the Middle East as fresh violence between Israel and Hamas militants has placed the teetering peace process in peril.(AFP/Pool/File/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Israel beware! Arm-twisting season will open in a few days. "For the sake of peace (err, my Nobel peace prize)..."

It all about the bumper sticker

Israeli troops take position during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers in the West Bank city of Hebron, March 3, 2008.REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun
Look at the publicity in a war waged by Hamas and other terrorists. Many of the pundits and bloggers say the Arabs have a better time getting their message across because however incorrect and inaccurate it fits on a bumper sticker, "Free Palestine". And now the bumper sticker - written in English - comes with impactful pictures.