“I said Israel should be ashamed – now I am the one who is ashamed”

Virtually the entire world condemned Israel for the Gaza protests. They were wrong. One man admitted it. Daniel Sugarman may be the only leftist Jewish writer in the world to admit he was wrong to condemn Israel after it came to light that the people killed at the Gaza border were not “innocent civilians,” but Hamas operatives. Sugarman is a good man to admit that he was wrong, but what about the UN? What about the international media? What about all the others who condemned Israel? Sugarman’s apology just illustrates how dishonest and antisemitic they are.

“I said Israel should be ashamed – now I am the one who is ashamed,” by Daniel Sugarman, The JC, May 18, 2018:

It’s never easy to say you’re sorry.

To admit you’re wrong. To announce publicly, “I made a mistake”.

But to apologise when that apology comes bound up with what is, perhaps, the most intractable conflict on earth, makes it a thousand times harder.

But that is what I am. Sorry.

A few days ago I wrote a column about the latest round of violence on the border with Gaza.

It was a cry from the heart. I love Israel. I have always loved it, and cannot envision a time when I will not love it.

But in my office, I sit near a television set. And on Monday, I saw the following, side by side.

On the left, in Jerusalem, I saw happy faces. Self-congratulatory faces. I saw the Prime Minister of Israel talking about how the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem was a big step towards peace.

And on the right, simultaneously, in Gaza, I saw tear gas, and smoke, and bullets.

And it was in this context that I wrote my piece, which was an extremely personal one. I wrote it in anguish. I wrote it making clear that I despised Hamas and all it stood for. But I also wrote the following:

“Every bullet Israel fires, every life Israel takes, makes this situation worse. There are ways to disperse crowds which do not include live fire. But the IDF has made an active choice to fire live rounds and kill scores of people. You cannot tell me that Israel, a land of technological miracles which have to be seen to be truly believed, is incapable of coming up with a way of incapacitating protestors that does not include gunning dozens of them down. But no. In front of the entire world, Israel keeps shooting, and protestors, including very young protestors, keep dying. You may tell me that Hamas wants these deaths, wants to create martyrs, wants to fill the hearts of the people of Gaza with rage against Israel because the alternative is for people to look at their lives in Gaza and rage against Hamas. But if you tell me that, why are you not asking yourselves why Israel is so willingly giving Hamas exactly what it wishes?”

I received a lot of praise for my piece, from people I admire greatly, as well as from a great many unexpected sources, including from within the Jewish community.

I also received a lot of criticism. I got called a traitor, and that most vile of all insults a Jew can bestow or receive, a “Kapo”.

People also wrote pieces in response. I was told that, as a Jew not currently living in Israel, my greatest worry was whether Starbucks would have almond-soya milk for my latte.

But the criticism I paid more attention to was from people who pointed out that it was absurd to deal in hypotheticals. I’d said that surely there must be a way the protestors could be stopped without shooting live ammunition at them – that Israel, with its incredible technological capabilities, must be capable of developing a way. That was a cry of anguish, but it was not an argument. If no such technology currently exists, then it was absurd of me to blame the IDF for not magically willing it into existence. The traditional crowd stopping technology would not have worked effectively. Rubber bullets are only short range. The same with water cannons. And with tens of thousands of people rushing the border, this would have been extremely unlikely to work effectively. The border would have been broken through. And then, without much of a doubt, a lot of people in Israel would have died. That was, after all, Hamas’s stated aim.

But what really affected me the most was yesterday, when a Hamas operative went on television and claimed that, of the 62 people killed in the last two days, fifty were Hamas operatives. Islamic Jihad claimed three more, meaning that over 80 percent of the people who were killed while trying to breach the border were members of terrorist organisations whose direct aim is to bring death and suffering into Israel.

And I opened my eyes and saw what I had done.

I had fallen into the trap I had always been convinced I would not fall into. I had condemned Israel for defending itself….

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Italy’s patriots promise to kick out half a million migrants as they edge towards forming new government

This is just common sense. Every nation in Europe, if it has any hope of survival, should be formulating similar policies. Most are stymied by charges of “racism” from doing so, but this is not a racial problem. The problem is that allowing one’s country to be inundated by migrants who have no respect for the native land and culture is going to overwhelm and ultimately destroy that culture. Europe is committing suicide. Italy is making one last bid to live.

“Italy’s populists promise to kick out half a million migrants as they edge towards forming new government,” by Nick Squires, Telegraph, May 18, 2018:

Italy’s populist parties, which are expected to form a new government within days, have pledged to deport up to half a million migrants.

An aggressive stepping-up of repatriations was a long-held promise of the hard-Right League, which is poised to form a coalition government with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.

The parties presented their policy programme on Friday, in what was widely seen as the biggest challenge to the authority and cohesion of the EU since Brexit.

The 58-page manifesto called for a review of governance and spending rules imposed by Brussels.

It called for the recruitment of more police, the building of new prisons and the clearing of illegal gypsy settlements in Italian towns and cities.

“Today there are around 500,000 irregular migrants in Italy,” the document said, calling for a much swifter rate of expulsions and repatriation.

Migrants targeted for expulsion would be rounded up and held in “temporary stay facilities”, with at least one to be established in each of Italy’s 20 regions.

Around 600,000 migrants and refugees have reached Italy from Libya in the past four years, with some repatriated already and others granted asylum and resettled elsewhere within the EU.

The parties want a review of the Dublin Regulation, which dictates that migrants and refugees apply for asylum in the first EU country they reach, which Italy and Greece have long argued is unfair as they are the first port of call because of their location on the shores of the Mediterranean…..

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Turkey: 104 Sentenced to Life in Prison for Involvement in Failed 2016 ‘Coup’

A court in Turkey sentenced 104 people to life in prison for their ties to the failed military coup in 2016.

Apparently, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is rooting out anyone he perceives as a threat and locking them away.

He denounced the coup back in July of 2016.

And now, he’s getting his revenge, bringing charges against anyone seen as involved.

From the Jerusalem Post:

A Turkish court on Monday sentenced 104 people to life in prison for involvement in a failed military coup in 2016, the Hurriyet newspaper said, in one of the heaviest penalties given since the attempt.

The court in the Aegean coastal town of Izmir handed 104 of 280 defendants “aggravated life” sentences, Hurriyet said, the harshest punishment possible under Turkish law as it raises the minimum time in jail required for parole.

Another 21 people were given 20 years in prison for insulting the president, while 31 others were sentenced to 10 years and six months for “membership of a terrorist organization,” Hurriyet said.

More than 240 people, most of them unarmed civilians, were killed on the night of July 15, 2016, when a group of rogue soldiers commandeered tanks and warplanes in an attempt to attack parliament and overthrow President Tayyip Erdogan.

The government blames the network of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of Erdogan, for orchestrating the failed coup. Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999, has denied involvement and condemned the putsch.

Since the coup attempt, authorities have detained 160,000 people and dismissed nearly the same number of civil servants as part of a sweeping crackdown, the UN human rights office said in March. Of that number, more than 50,000 have been formally charged and kept in jail pending trial.

The scale of the crackdown has alarmed rights groups and Turkey’s Western allies, who fear the country is sliding further into authoritarianism under Erdogan and accuse the president of using the failed putsch as a pretext to quash dissent.

The government, however, says the measures are necessary, given the extent of the security threats it faces.

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Daughter of whistleblower who revealed WV school proselytizing for Islam told “We are gonna get some people and kill your dad”

Geller Report readers will recall our recent report about Mountain Ridge Middle School in West Virginia, which instructed students to write out the shahada, the Islamic profession of faith. Then when our report began getting notice, teachers started trying to cover their tracks, telling people to remove their posts about the matter.

Now the story gets even worse. Ron Penkoski, the courageous parent who took issue with this public school proselytizing for Islam, is being threatened by students who attend the school with his daughter (and who is behind them? Unidentified “adult friends”).

Do the police have any interest in this? Or would that be “islamofauxbic”?

He sent this message to me:

A student in the school threatened to get her adult friends to come to my home and kill me by stabbing me in the chest and ripping my organs out. They told my daughter “we are gonna get some people and kill your dad.”

This student, who is known to me but whom I cannot name because she is a minor, has given students our address and is encouraging them to come to my home over this whole thing.

Another student told my daughter that she and the first student and her adult friends are going to kill me and carve a satanic star in my chest and rip out my internal organs.

They then threatened to shoot my wife in the head, hang my 3-year-old and 1-year-old and kidnap my 14-year-old.

All this in school today because of the articles.

This is not a joke and needs to be investigated. I have contacted the school’s principal, Dr. Branch, and I trust that he will take this matter seriously and deal with it appropriately.

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Hamas Leader In Gaza: We Are Coordinating With Hezballah, Iran On An Almost Daily Basis

What unifies bitter rivals Sunni (i.e. Hamas) versus Shia (i.e. Iran and its proxy Hezb’Allah)? The annihilation of the Jews.

Islamic Jew-hatred — a central tent of Islam.

“The hour will not be established until you fight the Jews, and the stone and the tree behind which a Jew will be hiding will say: ‘O Muslim! O Servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, so come and kill him.’” (Sahih Muslim 6985)

“Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews…” (Qur’an 5:82).

Hamas Leader In Gaza Yahya Sinwar: We Are Coordinating With Hizbullah, Iran On An Almost Daily Basis

MEMRI, May 22, 2018:

Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar said, in an interview with the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV channel, that with the help of Iran, Hamas has managed to significantly develop its capabilities. Sinwar added that Iran has provided Hamas’s Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades and other Gaza factions “a lot of money, equipment, and expertise.” He further said that his organization had “excellent” relations with Hizbullah and that there is coordination on an “almost daily” basis between the two organizations, and described Hamas’s relations with Iran, the IRGC, and Qasem Soleimani as “strong and warm.” The interview aired on May 21.

To view the clip of Yahya Sinwar on MEMRI TV, click here or below.

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“Iran, Which Has Provided The Al-Qassam Brigades And The Other Factions Of The Resistance A Lot Of Money, Equipment, And Expertise”

Host: “If Israel launches a military attack against Gaza, will we be witnessing unprecedented surprises, the likes of which we have not seen in the Israeli aggressions of 2014, 2012, and 2009, and 2008 against Gaza?”

Yahya Sinwar: “Absolutely. This is certain and beyond any doubt. Our resistance in the Gaza Strip has greatly developed its capabilities first and foremost thanks to Allah, but also with the help of the righteous free men of our nation – first and foremost the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has provided the Al-Qassam Brigades and the other factions of the resistance a lot of money, equipment, and expertise, even before the [Israeli] aggression, but especially after it. It has provided us a lot of resources, which allowed for great development of our capabilities.”

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“We Have Excellent Relations With Our Brothers In Hizbullah… We Work Together And Coordinate And Are In Touch On An Almost Daily Basis”

“We have excellent relations with our brothers in Hizbullah. Our relations with them are extremely developed. We work together and coordinate and are in touch on an almost daily basis. The relations are at the best stage ever.

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“Similarly, our ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran, with brother Qasem Soleimani and the other brothers in the IRGC leadership are very strong, powerful, and warm. Our relations with the Islamic Republic are excellent.”

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Tenured Jew-hating Jihadi Professor at Kent State Fired and Charged For Lying to FBI

What makes this story extraordinary is not that the professor is a Jew-hating jihadi; our college campuses are teeming with them. The man-bites-dog element is that this professor was actually fired. This devout savage was teaching our children, and there are an army of them indoctrinating our children.

This terrorist professor was sheltered by the bad guys at Kent State University for over two decades, and they should pay a price for it.

Tenured Jihadist Professor at Kent State Fired and Charged For Lying

Universities must pay a price for sheltering professors who support terrorism.

May 18, 2018, Bosch Fawstin:

Julio Pino aka Assad Jibril Pino, had tenure at Kent State, and the university had No problem with him smearing America, shouting “Death to Israel”, calling Osama Bin Laden “the greatest”, nor even for his open support for terrorism. But now that the FBI has charged him for lying to them, as he told them that he didn’t know a Facebook friend of his by the name of “J.E.” who threatened to kill hundreds of people, the corrupt Kent State University has finally found a reason to part with him, if only to spare themselves trouble from the law. Here’s what Pino’s Facebook friend wrote about him:

f*****g love Julio Pino, even if he does eventually do something that most consider horrible, I’ll still love him because I know him in a deeper way than most of you even could.”

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And not only did Pino refer to his students as “my little jihadists”, but he’s being investigated for recruiting for ISIS. Fortunately, at least some of his students have been willing to call him the “WORST professor I’ve ever had…pushes his personal views WAY too much. Stay away from him. Awful professor.”

Pino was given a faculty excellence award in 2003, even though by that point, he had written an op-ed in a student paper, urging children to become suicide bombers and kill innocent Jews. In a letter, he referred to a suicide bomber in Jerusalem as a “freedom bird” and “a shining star”. Pino was also given an academic award in 2010, even though he wrote for a pro-Al Qaeda website in 2007, a website with the stated objective of assisting violent jihadists in acts of terrorism. Pino has been with Kent State since 1992, and he received tenure in 1998. He converted to Islam in 2000, from communism, I imagine, as he studied “overthrowing the government” when he was a student at UCLA.

This bad guy was sheltered by the bad guys at Kent State University for over two decades, and they should pay a price for it.

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Exclusive — Revolt Underway: Rep. Paul Gosar Calls for Paul Ryan Removal as Speaker, Replacement with Jim Jordan

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) on Monday evening became the first sitting GOP member of the House of Representatives to publicly call for the removal of House Speaker Paul Ryan now, rather than on Ryan’s planned schedule post-election, during an interview on Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM.

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Germany will now train Muslim migrant/asylum seekers to become truck drivers

What could possibly go wrong?

Islamic truck attacks in Nice, London, Stockholm, New York, California, Israel, Berlin, etc etc

Rescue workers tow the truck which ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital last night in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016.. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

 

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“Let My People Stay!” The Jailing of London Forum’s Jez Turner

There are two great figures in British nationalism today. One is the most respected and oldest campaigner Richard Edmonds, known affectionately as ‘The Father of the House’ and ‘The greatest prime minister Britain never had.” Hear a speech by him below: https://www.bitchute.com/video/R6isFzdNJfo8/ Without doubt the second is the younger and more radical James ‘Jez’ Bedford […]

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