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Pallywood Industry of lies

It is news so fake that it has birthed an industry! In fact, there is a term for this kind of drivel – Pallywood. It is a combination of what you get when you mix Palestinian news manipulations with a healthy dose of Hollywood special effects.

If the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences had a special category for this, it would take a clean sweep of gold Oscar statues every year. Could you imagine the acceptance speeches! In all seriousness, in era where social media has created citizen journalists and armchair generals and the term “fake news” is flung about without the responsibility of proper journalism, media consumers are buying the lies and this is propagating a lot of anti-Israel sentiment – sometimes resulting in violence.

This is not a new trend, in fact it has been…

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A New Low in Arab Hypocrisy

This time by Jordan. On Friday morning three Arabs were involved in a terror attack in Jerusalem at a Lions Gate, near the Temple Mount, a holy site. The three were killed, but two Israeli policemen also lost their lives in defending against the terrorists.

As a result, for civilian safety, Israeli authorities closed the site to worshippers, including to Arabs who worship there on Fridays.

Instead of condemning the terrorists, Jordan condemned Israel for the safety measure and demanded that the site be reopened immediately.

It’s worth remembering that when Jordan illegally occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem, from 1948 until 1967, that country illegally froze access to all Jewish (and Christian)  sites for the full 19 years. Only Muslims were allowed in. Not only that, but Jewish sites were abysmally desecrated by the Jordanians as well.

Hypocrisy – “chutzpah” – has a new definition now.

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A Tour and Census of Palestine Year 1695: No sign of Arabian names or “Palestinians”

Source: A Tour and Census of Palestine Year 1695: No sign of Arabian names or “Palestinians”

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A Letter from Jerusalem

I did not write it, but it’s too good not to share.

Thank you. All credit to Eliezer Ben Yisrael
A Letter to the World from Jerusalem”

by Eliezer ben Yisrael
(Stanley Goldfoot)


I am not a creature from another planet, as you seem to believe. I am a Jerusalemite, like yourselves, a man of flesh and blood. I am a citizen of my city, an integral part of my people.

I have a few things to get off my chest. Because I am not a diplomat, I do not have to mince words. I do not have to please you or even persuade you. I owe you nothing.
You did not build this city, you did not live in it, you did not defend it when they came to destroy it. And we will be damned if we will let you take it away.

There was a Jerusalem before there was a New York. When Berlin, Moscow, London, and Paris were miasmal forest and swamp, there was a thriving Jewish community here.
It gave something to the world which you nations have rejected ever since you established yourselves – a humane moral code.

Here the prophets walked, their words flashing like forked lightning. Here a people who wanted nothing more than to be left alone, fought off waves of heathen would-be conquerors, bled and died on the battlements, hurled themselves into the flames of their burning Temple rather than surrender, and when finally overwhelmed by sheer numbers and led away into captivity, swore that before they forgot Jerusalem, they would see their tongues cleave to their palates, their right arms wither.

For two pain-filled millennia, while we were your unwelcome guests, we prayed daily to return to this city. Three times a day we petitioned the Almighty: “Gather us from the four corners of the world, bring us upright to our land, return in mercy to Jerusalem, Thy city, and swell in it as Thou promised.” On every Yom Kippur and Passover, we fervently voiced the hope that next year would find us in Jerusalem.

Your inquisitions, pogroms, expulsions, the ghettos into which you jammed us, your forced baptisms, your quota systems, your genteel anti-Semitism, and the final unspeakable horror, the holocaust (and worse, your terrifying disinterest in it) – all these have not broken us. They may have sapped what little moral strength you still possessed, but they forged us into steel. Do you think that you can break us now after all we have been through? Do you really believe that after Dachau and Auschwitz we are frightened by your threats of blockades and sanctions? We have been to Hell and back – a Hell of your making. What more could you possibly have in your arsenal that could scare us?

I have watched this city bombarded twice by nations calling themselves civilized. In 1948, while you looked on apathetically, I saw women and children blown to smithereens, after we agreed to your request to internationalize the city. It was a deadly combination that did the job – British officers, Arab gunners, and American-made cannon. And then the savage sacking of the Old City – the willful slaughter, the wanton destruction of every synagogue and religious school, the desecration of Jewish cemeteries, the sale by a ghoulish government of tombstones for building materials, for poultry runs, army camps, even latrines.

And you never said a word. You never breathed the slightest protest when the Jordanians shut off the holiest of our places, the Western Wall, in violation of the pledges they had made after the war – a war they waged, incidentally, against the decision of the UN.

Not a murmur came from you whenever the legionnaires in their spiked helmets casually opened fire upon our citizens from behind the walls. Your hearts bled when Berlin came under siege. You rushed your airlift “to save the gallant Berliners”. But you did not send one ounce of food when Jews starved in besieged Jerusalem. You thundered against the wall which the East Germans ran through the middle of the German capital – but not one peep out of you about that other wall, the one that tore through the heart of Jerusalem .

And when that same thing happened 20 years later, and the Arabs unleashed a savage, unprovoked bombardment of the Holy City again, did any of you do anything? The only time you came to life was when the city was at last reunited. Then you wrung your hands and spoke loftily of “justice” and need for the “Christian” quality of turning the other cheek.

The truth – and you know it deep inside your gut – you would prefer the city to be destroyed rather than have it governed by Jews. No matter how diplomatically you phrase it, the age old prejudices seep out of every word. If our return to the city has tied your theology in knots, perhaps you had better reexamine your catechisms. After what we have been through, we are not passively going to accommodate ourselves to the twisted idea that we are to suffer eternal homelessness until we accept your savior.

For the first time since the year 70, there is now complete religious freedom for all in Jerusalem. For the first time since the Romans put a torch to the Temple, everyone has equal rights (you prefer to have some more equal than others.)

We loathe the sword – but it was you who forced us to take it up. We crave peace, but we are not going back to the peace of 1948 as you would like us to.

We are home. It has a lovely sound for a nation you have willed to wander over the face of the globe. We are not leaving. We are redeeming the pledge made by our forefathers: Jerusalem is being rebuilt. “Next year” and the year after, and after, and after, until the end of time – “in Jerusalem”!

Stanley Goldfoot,

Founder Editor, The Times of Israel

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Will Manchester’s Misery Matter?

Once again Islamic terror has struck in Europe, this time slaughtering 22 innocent youngsters, injuring more than 50 others.

Once again people are wringing their hands, crying, wailing in misery. Their pain is genuine, their tears bitter.

Once again their short memories will twist the dialog into the “Arab – good; Israel – bad” philosophy that has turned their own countries into the same kind of war zones, as in Israel.941346_10151358054216621_310053516_n

Will nothing change? Will the ingrained European bias against Israel and the Jewish people continue? Will Europeans go on supporting (or ignoring) Islamic terror in the Middle East “because it’s only directed at Israel, so we don’t care”?

It seems so.

The United Nations, and in particular UNESCO and UNRWA, suck huge sums of money (your tax dollars!) into their bloated bureaucracy, doing harm to Gaza, doing harm to Israel, and wasting your money. Will Europeans go on supporting those organizations blindly?

It seems so.

How many more European cities must be bombed; how many more innocent lives lost; how much physical and psychological damage done, before they wake up and smell the coffee?

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More Trouble at the Airport

If you hated flying lately because of the lines, the hassles, the security checks, removing your shoes, losing your belongings, more lines, the questions … there’s more.

Severe restrictions now, so far in Britain and the USA, on traveling with your laptop or iPad – or anything larger than a cellphone.

Once again, thanks to worldwide Islamic terror, air travel has become even more hateful.

Oh – so you supported Islamic terror against Israel? Then you can’t really complain, can you. Just stand in line and wait. You brought it upon yourself.

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Just be aware of the costs …

Not only monetary costs, but your time, convenience and the predictable results.

We’re referring to mostly good-hearted people who openly support “Palestinian rights”, “Arab rights”, Muslim rights” and the rights of immigrants (be they legal, illegal, political, financial, religious, etc. etc.). Human rights and the inalienable right to life and fulfillment are wonderful sentiments. In a perfect world, even in a near-perfect world, that must be our aim.

Unfortunately, our world is far, far from perfect. Part of the problem is that ordinary folks (like you, and you, and you) are often misled by false advertising, fake news, misleading or PhotoShopped pictures, re-written history  and other diversions. The major failure leading up to 2017 has been people’s inability to understand and differentiate between anti-Israel and anti-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism is alive and well and has been around for 2000 years, ever since the papacy declared – erroneously as history has proved – that “the Jews” killed Christ. Unfortunately, the United Nations, under whose direct support Israel was established in 1948, has done much harm in this regard too.

The new-age anti-Israel is a false flag to throw you off balance; it is nothing more than the tired old vile anti-Semitism, cloaked as the need to support “Palestinian” rights. (Note: never, in all of history, has there ever been a Palestinian nation, state, country, race, language, religion, culture or whatever. The “Palestinian”  people and ethnicity were created after Israel’s establishment, as a red herring to divert people’s attention from attempts to destroy Israel.)

You can choose anti-Semitism and thus support Islamic terror – it’s your right (or wrong?) to do so. But know the cost. This week for example, the municipality of Paris announced an investment of 20,000,000 euro (yes, 20 million euro) to build a security wall around the Eiffel Tower. This, thanks to the wave of terror that shattered France over the past months. What an eyesore! What a waste! Imagine if that money could go to improving Parisian infrastructure, or adding more gardens, or making the airport more accessible.

Ah, airports. Remember when you could arrive at the airport 10 minutes before flight time, go directly to the gate and check in there and board the plane? Thanks to world-wide Islamic terror, most world airports now want you there at least three hours before your flight. Be ready to stand on line, to be questioned, to have your luggage examined, to take your shoes, belt, jacket and jewelry off, to stand in more lines and have your camera, lap-top and iphone examined, etc. etc.

Those are just some of the legacies of Islamic terror. Yes, you can choose, but be aware of the costs.


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