Monthly Archives: March 2011

I just wrote my Congressman to defund the PA. Now it’s your turn.

At last, something we can do, not just talk about.

Talk is cheap. I’ve been doing a lot of talking in this blog, and yes, it’s a free blog. But I’ve also found something I can do: put pressure on the US Congress to defund the Palestinian Authority.

In the wake of the recent murders of the Fogel family, and the arrests of officers of the Palestinian Authority in the ongoing investigation, the error of The US funding of that organization and its security apparatus has become more glaring than ever. Not that our funding has suddenly become an error, but the error has been brought into high relief by the murders.

I often quote Caroline Glick in this blog, and I hope she doesn’t mind if I do it again. In one of her recent columns she points out:

…following the Palestinian massacre of the Fogel family, [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu highlighted the fact that the PA routinely glorifies terrorist murderers and pays them and their families handsome pensions for their illegal acts of war. He also highlighted the genocidal anti-Jewish incitement endemic in Palestinian society.

While all of this is useful, talk is cheap. It is time to make the Palestinians pay a price for their depravity and to put their international supporters on the defensive.

Specifically, Netanyahu should ask the US to cut off all US economic and military assistance to the PA. Two PA intelligence officers were arrested as part of the Fogel murder investigation.

The US is training and equipping the Palestinian intelligence services. This should stop.

Two days after the massacre in Itamar, the PA dedicated a public square in El-Bireh to terror commander Dalal Mughrabi. Mughrabi commanded the 1978 bus attack on the coastal highway in which 37 Israelis – including 12 children – were murdered. The PA previously named a street, a dormitory, a summer camp and a sports tournament after her. Several popular songs have been written to glorify her crimes.

The US is underwriting the PA’s budget. This should stop.

Were the government to go after international aid to the PA, not only would it begin a debate in the US and perhaps Europe about the nature of Fatah specifically and Palestinian society generally, it would force the Palestinians’ myriad supporters to justify their support for a society that is defined by its goal of annihilating Israel.

So as just one US citizen, I can do something to begin putting pressure on the US Congress. And I just did. Now it’s your turn.

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Don’t hate them back, just turn them in.

My readers may have noticed that I haven’t posted in nearly a month. I haven’t been gone, just watching.

libya revolt NY Post I haven’t had much to say, so I haven’t said much. The rapidity of changes in the Middle East has made us all wonder. And I think it’s very important to  wonder, especially to wonder where it’s all going. I don’t know a single soul who isn’t glad that Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi appears to be on his way out, but we need to also wonder who or what will replace him. It’s hard to think what could be worse than his oppressive rule and opposition to Western civilization, but neither do want to see an al-Qaeda regime in their place. Which is a serious possibility, at least according to this analysis passed along by JCPA. We need to pay attention. We need to watch.

ResizeImg My readers also know that my primary interest is in Israel. (Although how can you separate Israel’s concerns from the rest of what’s going on in the Middle East?) The buzz lately has been that Prime Minister Netanyahu is about ready to give away the farm. I’m not actually his committed supporter as much as I may appear, but the more I watch, the more I see him coming through in the pinch. ICEJ printed an item a few days ago which makes me think he may not be quite so much on a wrong track as the media would have us believe. We’ll see.

bahaimartyr2 Oh—and this week again is supposed to Israel Apartheid Week. Although it seems to be more of a whimper than a bang this time around. I call the reader’s attention again to the essay I posted last year about what real apartheid is (and how Israel in no way fits the description), written by one who knew the real deal first hand, and had to flee South Africa as a result of his opposition. Or speaking in terms of the application of the concept to the current Middle East situation, if you want to see apartheid, just look at Saudi Arabia, Turkey or Iran. Or what do you think another word for dhimmitude might be? Can anyone say, Islamic Apartheid Week, 52 weeks a year?

Hamas Which brings me back around to the title of this post. I’ll close out with another cross-posting from IsraeliGirl of Hate Links to Report. One of my alert readers last time around pointed out a misspelling in one of the links. I’ll admit at this point that I haven’t gone to each of the listed sites before reposting them here (for one thing, I’m still not on Facebook, for a couple of serious reasons, but I’m not here to discuss that). So maybe I’m going out on a limb a little bit, but I think IsraeliGirl has proven herself a reliable source, so I’m not going to, as they say, worry about it at this point. And remember what they also say: just do it.

Report hate spreading users

Fighting hate is a tedious job – it seems that for every user we report 5 new ones spring up in its place. But this only makes me more determined to stand up to hate and anti Semitism. The list of links today are all of users that spread hate, promote anti Semitism and de-legitimise Israel. Please report them to Facebook or Twitter respectively.

Facebook

Login into your facebook account and click on any of these links. Click on the "Report/Block this person" or the "Report page" link on the left hand side of the screen.

Twitter

Login into your twitter account and click on any of these links. click on the options button located on the upper right hand side Twitter button. Choose the 3rd option which would report that user to Twitter.

  • cactijakeye – bluntly calls himself anti Semitic in his profile – supports hateful conspiracy theories like 9/11 was an inside Israeli job
  • xXKelly82Xx – claims Zionists are not human and other fanatic hate speech
  • BoycottAhava – behind the global campaign to boycott Ahava products claiming Ahava Cosmetics are made by Israeli profiteers in Occupied Palestine.
  • Ziggy stardust – with twits like "racist zionist settlers kill Palestinian children" there is no doubt Ziggy Stardust is anti Zionist and Anti Semitic
  • Remroum – openly supports terrorism against Israel
  • Tha Captain – Anti zionist calling Israel a murdering state
  • Ali Abunimah – constantly spreads Israel Apartheid mantra
  • Jinjirrie  – Promotes flotilla anti zionist and anti Semitic causes
  • Worldpeace2day – obsessively promotes Israel Apartheid messages
  • Nouren shiraz – constantly calling Israel a racist terrorist state engaged in "ethnic cleansing"

Thank you for taking part in this effort – all of us in Giyus.org are for free speech but that does not entitle anyone to delegitimize Israel and spread hate against the Jewish people as a whole.

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