Question: - Is not the juridical conflict between shari'a law and European laws a slow-ticking bomb?
Bat Ye'or - "It is true that we use the same words: justice, peace... But in shari'a, the law of Muslims, peace means submission, above all. Therefore Arab countries will not be able to envisage peace until Israel is subjugated. ...
There is a real antagonism between the two cultures for which I see no solution. Everything in the non-Muslim world is founded on separation of powers and democracy while in shari'a it is first and foremost the primacy of religious law.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a drop in the bucket in the aims of the of the Organization of the Islamic Conference that seeks universal Islamization and the establishment of a planetary caliphate.
The subversion of the universities, of the media, of the churches, the politics of compromise, of concessions will eventually result in the United States following the lead of Europe in the submission to Islam."
Bat Ye'or appeared in Toronto this weekend. Read the transcript of her speech: Gates of Vienna: Bat Ye’or Speaks in Toronto
Washington, DC: From left: Fran Townsend, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, NSC Senior Director for European Affairs Judy Ansley, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes, attend the rededication ceremony of the Islamic Center of Washington during its 50th anniversary 27 June 2007 in Washington, DC. The mosque was originally dedicated 28 June 1957 upon completion. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Blair's Role as Envoy Gets Cold Reception The Financial Times
Mr Steinmeier told journalists in Berlin that the Blair nomination had been proposed and discussed “outside the context of the Quartet, so it is natural that this does not appeal to the membership of the Quartet”.
Rather than a high-profile negotiating role, Mr Blair would be “limited” to “institution building in, and political strengthening of, the Palestinian Authority”. This was because “the Quartet itself wants to keep control of the political task of helping shape the Middle East peace process”.
Washington nominated Mr Blair without the issue being fully discussed by Quartet members.
German officials said the extra time required by Russia to give its support for the nomination was linked to the lack of consultation.
Relations between Mr Blair and Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, have worsened considerably in recent months, not least because of the dispute between Russia and the UK over the murder in London of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB agent turned British citizen.
Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com. Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9. A Pakistani journalist was invited to attend and take pictures as some 300 recruits, including boys as young as 12, were supposedly sent off on their suicide missions.
The leader of the team assigned to attack Great Britain spoke in English. "So let me say something about why we are going, along with my team, for a suicide attack in Britain," he said. "Whether my colleagues, companions and Muslim brothers die today or tonight, every drop of our blood will invigorate the Muslim (unintelligible)."
"It doesn't take too many who are willing to actually do it and be able to slip through the net and get into the United States or England and cause a lot of damage," said ABC News consultant Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism official. (Courtesy: ABC News via YouTube's "LookHearSee")
Blaming the Middle Eastern conflict on the Jewish state is an error that could see many people unwittingly complicit in one of history`s worst injustices, writes Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein
Sometimes we make the most fundamental errors. When large numbers of people make mistakes — even monumental ones — it is almost impossible to challenge the resultant prevailing view. It was once the conventional wisdom that the Earth is flat. In ancient times, if anyone dared to claim that the earth was round, they would have been denigrated as being detached from reality. When, in the 16th century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared suggest that the sun was the centre of the solar system and not the Earth, he was regarded as a heretic. In today`s world, any attempt to explain the Arab- Israeli conflict in terms other than "Israel`s illegal occupation of Palestinian land" and the "denial of Palestinian nationalist aspiration" is often regarded like a declaration that the earth is flat and the centre of the universe. But what if this view is wrong?
What if, in terms of understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict, we are living in pre-Copemican times? What if the Jewish state that is considered to be the root of all evil in the Middle East were instead the victim? What if the apartheid of the Middle East is really one directed against the Jews? And what if Israel is the ANC of the Middle East?
Unlike the ANC, Israel has not found genuine negotiating partners, and so its struggle continues, and peace remains a distant dream. What if Zionism is not colonialism but rather an ancient people`s deep connection to their native, historical and covenantal land? What if the real colonialism is Arab expansionism, which contests a Jewish state on even l/520th of the area of Arab lands?
Did the Feds' antisemitism cloud the sacrificed Rabbi Meir Kahane's signal to alert the World to the malevolence of Al Qaeda against the West?
The FBI was also embarrassed by the contents of the 47 boxes it had seized from Nosair and left in storage for more than two years. The boxes were ignored in part because no one at the New York FBI office spoke or read Arabic.
One note discovered in the boxes declared, “We had to thoroughly demoralize the enemies of God. This is to be done by means of destroying and blowing up the towers that constitute the pillars of their civilization, such as the tourist attractions they’re so proud of and the high buildings they’re so proud of.”
One law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times in 1993 that the material “described major conspiracies and provided a road map to the bombing of the World Trade Center and the subsequent plot.”
Mike Burstyn IS Meyer Lansky - The multi-faceted Jewish performer portrays the enigmatic, American mobster icon as he endeavors to obtain refuge from federal prosecution under Israel's 'Law of Return'.
Burstyn's, 90 min, one-man show, "Lansky," premiered in L.A. and has already been reviewed by 2 Israeli newspapers, The Jerusalem Post, and YNet News.
"Who Killed Daniel Pearl" written by Bernard-Henri Levy
"Muslims Against Jihad," the companion documentary to Martyn Burke's banned "Islam vs Islamists" is rescheduled to air on Fox News Channel, Sunday, June 24 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 PT. May. Likely repeat: Midnight PT, 3 a.m. ET Sun June 25.
Oregon Public Broadcasting will air "Islam vs Islamists" in mid-August, optionally picked up afterwards by local PBS affiliates. Frank Gaffney appeared on Hannity and Colmes to explain.
Harvard Professor Marvin Kalb's interview on Israel Broadcast Authority. He exposes how Hezbollah fabricates news and manipulates the global media (& public opinion) by victimizing Arabs and vilifying to create an 'inversion of reality.'
The brothers of Ahmad Darawshe forced a rusty, diaper-pin into his mouth. Watch the deft Israeli doctors endeavor to remove it from his lung and save the boy. From Channel 10 Israel News.
Filmmaker Martyn Burke, subject Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, and producer Frank Gaffney appear at L.A. screening to discuss the conspiracy among their opponents at PBS & the far-left/Islamist alliance to squelch the message of American Islam being overtaken by political extremists.
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser of "Islam vs Islamists" inquires whether the far-left realizes how their supported Islamists treat women's and gay rights wherever they attain influence?
Dr. Jasser claims that American Muslims are being intentionally radicalized toward sedition and violence by a revolutionary movement in American mosques.
Palestinian Terror Juggernaut Turns Against Own Kin; Fatah Faults al-Jazeera for Minimizing Hamas' Terror
(English translation credit: Boni123)Look how Hamas and Fatah activists are giving orders to their people to shoot at anyone from the rival movement, and it doesn't matter if they are armed or civilians. And to think that with these animals Israel wants to do "peace", "peace" in this matter means: giving lands of Israel to its enemies so they could do to us what they do to themselves.
The karmic irony of Arafat's legacy being consumed in Gaza by the hate they bred by manipulating media goes one-better. Fatah today criticized al-Jazeera TV news:
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AFP) - A senior Palestinian official on Sunday accused pan-Arab Al-Jazeera television of favouring Hamas in its coverage of the battles between the Islamists and rival Fatah.
“Al-Jazeera is an accomplice in the crimes committed by the (Hamas) militias... against our people,” Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary general of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, told Palestinian radio. “It has become a mouthpiece for these militias and has remained silent about their crimes,” said the close ally of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, the leader of Fatah.
Abed Rabbo accused the Qatar-based satellite channel of “encouraging the putschists’ crimes by covering these extreme terrorists and not covering their crimes.” He said the popular international broadcaster has given wide coverage to “isolated acts” committed by Fatah loyalists against Hamas in the West Bank and “marginal” coverage “to the atrocious crimes committed in the Gaza Strip.”
Who trained the media to overlook Palestinian terrorism?
"The Fatah-led general intelligence and security services caved in too fast to shred, wipe or burn documents, computer disks and archives. The entire collection fell into Hamas’ hands when they seized Palestinian Preventive Intelligence HQ at Tel Awa (henceforth Tel al-Islam) and the Palestinian General Intelligence center near Gaza port.
DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources say: Never before has a bonanza of Western intelligence secrets on this scale ever reached an implacably hostile Islamist terrorist gang. The US, British and Israeli intelligence services may have suffered their greatest debacle in the war on Islamist terror. It will take them many years to recover.
Hamas has taken possession of hundreds of thousands of documents cataloguing the clandestine operations of Western intelligence services in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and the oil emirates.
It is now the owner of complete archives of Palestinian undercover links with foreign intelligence services going back decades, with names of spies, political collaborators and double agents.
The documentation covers the secret ties Palestinian intelligence maintained from the 1970s, when Yasser Arafat was based in Lebanon, with the Americans, the British, the French, the Israelis and many others.
Most intelligence experts say Israel should have bombed the two buildings and destroyed their contents rather than letting them fall into the hands of an organization and country dedicated to its eclipse.
For Hamas, this booty is priceless – and not only as the repository of bombs for planting under Mahmoud Abbas and his cohorts. The Palestinian group’s Syrian and Iranian sponsors will pay a king’s ransom for this unique collection of explosive secrets hidden by many a Western intelligence agency and government.
Damascus and Tehran will be hugely empowered with the means to stay a jump ahead of American moves in the region and tools to sabotage US policies at any time. They will have a store of national secrets and compromising information to hold over the heads of Western leaders and officials, lists of undercover agents, and records of covert operations carried out by the Israeli Mossad, Shin Bet and Military Intelligence, CIA, British MI6 and other Western agencies.
Iran, Syria and Hamas will know the names of politicians, including Israelis, who worked secretly with Palestinians and their shady deals.
One intelligence expert said that the Gaza hoard left in enemy hands by Abbas and Mohammed Dahlan are the crown jewels compared with the Saddam Hussein’s intelligence archives.
In the Palestinian security service building, Hamas found computer hard disks covering years of undercover activity and a complete set of sophisticated wiretapping and surveillance equipment and sensors which the CIA and MI6 gave Mahmoud Abbas and his forces. It was all in perfect condition ready to switch on.
After the Nazi regime was defeated at the end of World War II and Eastern Germany fell in the 1990s, there were officials willing to make a desperate effort to destroy or hide their intelligence treasure. Palestinian intelligence officers did not burn a single page."
"They stole almost everything inside the house, including Arafat's Nobel Peace Prize medal," said Ramallah-based Fatah spokesman Ahmed Abdel Rahman. "Hamas militiamen and gangsters blew up the main entrance to the house before storming it. They stole many of Arafat's documents and files, gifts he had received from world leaders and even his military outfits."
Eyewitnesses told The Jerusalem Post that dozens of Palestinians participated in the raid, which took place late Friday.
"Most of the looters were just ordinary citizens," they said. "They stole almost everything, including furniture, tiles, water pipes, closets and beds."
According to the Fatah spokesman, the raid on Arafat's house, which has been empty since 2001, occurred despite promises from Syria-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal to prevent such an attack."
In "Islam vs Islam-ists," spiritual versus political Islam film subject, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser and film director, Martyn Burke take on Saudi-directed Wahabism's radicalizing of Muslim, North Americans. Glenn Beck interviews them in the face of PBS' censoring screening.
Check-out film site, "FreeTheFilm.Net"
Israeli Hospital Saves Life of Palestinian Militant; Gaza Hosptial Patient and 2 Women Visitors Slain by Hamas
by Charles Levinson in the UK Sunday Telegraph
In the Gaza Strip's Jab aliya refugee camp, Aref Suleiman was raised on Palestinian struggle against the Jewish state. Today he lies in an Israeli hospital bed, his body riddled with Palestinian bullets, his wounds tended daily by Israeli nurses.
For the 22-year-old Mr Suleiman, who was shot five times point blank by Hamas militants last month during a renewed bout of Palestinian infighting, this is not the Arab-Israeli conflict he learnt about as a child growing up in Gaza's desperate, rubbish-strewn alleys.
"Palestinians shoot me and Jews treat me," he laughs bitterly. "It was supposed to be different."...
Victims on both sides of the war's de facto frontline are treated side by side here. Five doors down from Mr Suleiman, Ludmilla Visiptzky, 60, awaits her third session of surgery to patch up the shrapnel wounds she suffered when a Palestinian Qassam rocket struck her home in mid-May.
Both confined to their hospital beds, the two patients have had little contact, but each knows the other is within shouting distance...
"The Jews are like honey, like flowers," he says theatrically. "They wash me, clean me, and change my gown every day. Even in my home, my own family wouldn't change me every day."
Hamas Assasinates Palestinian Patient in Gaza Hospital along with 2 Women Visting at Bedside - Gaza - Ma'an News Agency –
Gunmen disguised in Executive Force uniform invaded the Kamal Adwan Hospital and assassinated injured patient, Ramadan Sa'ed Ghaben, as well as shooting two women who were with him, on Thursday night.
The Palestinian health ministry condemned the attack and issued a statement warning that several hospitals and medical centres in Gaza are in danger of similar attacks.The statement added that such attacks are negatively affecting the work of medical staff, and hospitals are seriously considering ceasing work, in order to protect staff.
World's Fate Rests Upon Defeat of Islamists' War / Israeli Front- Physician & Statesman Dr. Arye Eldad
Zionist statesman & former IDF Chief Surgeon, Dr. Arye Eldad, exemplifies the humane essence of Israel, contrasted with popular misconceptions.
He personally heals the wounds of Palestinian terrorists injured in the process of murdering innocent Israeli civilians.
Here, he shines light on the true goals the Islamist conspiracy against Israel and de-programming a brainwashed Muslim world (& global media) to see that the key to peace lies in overcoming Muslim rejection of Jewish autonomy.
He discusses the Palestinian crusade to destroy Israel and the difficult steps Israel must take to defend itself from subversion from within, and from external threats in the absence of adequate U.S. support. He seeks international political support to keep Israel safe and secure.
Palestinians Turned World Against Israel Over Palis' Own Failures- Now Begging Israel to Re-Occupy Them
(Courtesy MEMRI.org's translators):
The Clashes "Are Murdering the Palestinian Cause"
Al-Ayyam columnist Abdallah Awwad attacked both Fatah and Hamas:
"Between one murder and another, between one kidnapping and the next... our leaders continue to sit in their [meaningless] seats and to speak of 'resistance,' 'liberation,' 'unity,' and 'return'... They are all liars. The weapons they wish to retain, [ostensibly] as the weapons of resistance, are actually weapons of internecine terrorism and murder... You are murdering the [Palestinian] cause, [our] people and [our] future... Oh murderers, you have ruined our world, castrated our nationalism, prostituted our resistance... You have turned our lives into hell. [In fact,] hell is preferable... Take your government, your militias, and your gangs and go to hell." 
Palestinian columnist Abd Al-Nasser Al-Najjar wrote in a similar vein:
"Oh murderers in the streets of Gaza, we renounce you. You cannot have emerged from the womb of the Holy Land. You are despicable. You are chasing after [what is left] of our shattered government, [pursuing your own] interests... You are neither Muslims nor believers... Today, we are ashamed to speak out loud of our Palestinian [identity], when in the past we took pride in our Palestinian self-sacrifice, revolution and martyrdom. Oh you mercenaries, you have betrayed our dreams and murdered our promised state. [Our] enemies have used you as a Trojan horse. Oh murderers, you are the Satan of Palestine... Know that a bullet you fire in the Gaza street, no matter what your affiliation, will turn into a curse that will pursue you to your own graves. Oh murderers of Gaza... you have no place [among us] now that you have killed everything that is beautiful within us." 
Palestinian Officials: The World Perceives Us as a People Incapable of Establishing a State
Columnists also expressed concern that the fighting would affect the Palestinians' image in the eyes of the international community. Bassam Abu Sharif, who was an advisor to Arafat, wrote:
"The situation in Gaza has reached the explosion point, and the Israeli message to the West and to Washington is 'do you really want these people to establish an independent state? If they are shooting each other [now], what will they do when they have a state? If they violate the agreements they have signed with each other and with the Arabs, what will they do with the agreements [they sign] with Israel?" 
Columnist and Palestinian official Yousef Qazzaz wrote: "To this very day, I do not understand why most of our senior [officials] are afraid to declare in all honesty that we - [our] government, [our] security apparatuses and the [Palestinian] people - have [all] failed in implementing the law and in maintaining security. We are immersed in the worship of chaos, in the destruction of our national institutions and our home. Why are we angry with those who say that the Palestinians are incapable of managing their country's affairs?" 
Papers reported that some people in Gaza even want the Israelis to return to the Strip. Faiz Abbas and Muhammad Awwad, journalists for the Israeli-Arab weekly Al-Sinara, wrote:
"People in Gaza are hoping that Israel will reenter the Gaza Strip, wipe out both Hamas and Fatah, and then withdraw again... They also say that, since the [start of the] massacres, they [have begun to] miss the Israelis, since Israel is more merciful than [the Palestinian gunmen] who do not even know why they are fighting and killing one another. It's like organized crime, [they said]. Once, we resisted Israel together, but now we call for the return of the Israeli army to Gaza." 
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida columnist Yahya Rabah wrote: "When the national unity government was formed, I thought, 'This will be a government of national salvation.' If a government that includes Fatah, Hamas, other factions and independents associated with [various] factions has not been able to save the day, it means that no one can, unless Israel decides that its army should intervene. Then it will invade [the Gaza Strip], kill and arrest [people] - but this time not as an occupying [force] but as an international peace-keeping force. Look what we have come to, how far we have deteriorated, and what we have done to ourselves." 
Palestinian journalist Majed Azzam wrote: "We should have the courage to acknowledge the truth... The [only] thing that prevents the chaos and turmoil in Gaza from spreading to the West Bank is the presence of the Israeli occupation [in the West Bank]... [as opposed to] its absence from the Gaza Strip." 
Bassem Al-Nabris, a Palestinian poet from Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, wrote: "If a there was a referendum in the Gaza Strip [on the question of] 'would you like the Israeli occupation to return?' half the population would vote 'yes'... But in practice, I believe that the number of those in favor is at least 70%, if not more - [a figure] much higher than is assumed by the political analysts and those who follow [events]. For the million and a half people living in this small region, things have [simply] gone too far - in practice, not just as a metaphor. [It did not begin] with the internal conflicts, but even earlier, in the days of the previous Palestinian administration, which was corrupt and did not give the people even the tiniest [ray of] hope. The fundamentalist forces which came into power [after it] also promised change and reform, but [instead, people] got a siege, with no security and no [chance of] making a living... If the occupation returns, at least there will be no civil war, and the occupier will have a moral and legal obligation to provide the occupied people with employment and food, which they now lack." 
 Al-Sinara (Nazareth), May 18, 2007.
 Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), May 15, 2007.
 Al-Risala (Gaza), May 14, 2007.