The great Dennis Prager breaks down the basics of the Israel / Palestinian conflict into simple logic even a progressive could understand if they wanted to.
Palestinian woman arrives with her baby at an IDF post, IDF soldiers provide medical care. More Palestinians know to come to the post for assistance
Date: 23/04/2012, 8:36 PM Author: IDF Website Recently, more Palestinians in the Binyamin region in Judea and Samaria have been turning to a local IDF post for emergency medical care. On Sunday night, a young Palestinian woman arrived at the post with her baby daughter. The 12-day-old infant was suffering from severe breathing difficulty. The IDF Home Front Command soldiers stationed at the post treated the baby, stabilized her and then called an emergency ambulance, evacuating her to a nearby hospital in Ramallah.
“The baby was suffering from severe breathing difficulty and was simultaneously vomiting,” explained the battalion doctor, Cpt. Dr. Michael Findler. “We provided her with initial medical care and succeeded in stabilizing her condition.”
Commanders from the Binyamin Regional Brigade explained that Palestinians in the region know to come to the post for assistance, the trend increasing over the past few months. “Every Palestinian in the region knows there is an IDF post permanently stationed here that will provide aid,” said Cpt. Dr. Findler. “Such incidents have become commonplace.”
Over the past two weeks, the battalion stationed at the post treated three similar cases of emergency medical care. “Last time one of our paramedics treated a Palestinian girl suffering from meningitis, and in another incident I treated a jaundice patient that arrived with a severe cerebral hemorrhage,” explained the battalion doctor. “In both cases the patients were evacuated for additional medical care at Israeli hospitals.”
Yesterday morning, I visited an old-age home for Holocaust survivors. There, I met Idit Yapo, an amazing woman of 104, clear and lucid. Idit fled Germany shortly after Hitler gained power, in 1934. I met 89-year-old Esther Nadiv, one of Mendele’s twins. She was reading a book, Golda Meir’s biography, and she told me, with a glint in her eye, she said: “I am so proud, so very proud to be a part of the State of Israel which is in constant development.”
I met Hanoch Mandelbaum, an 89-year-old survivor of Bergen-Belsen. Shortly after he came to Israel, as a young carpenter, he helped construct the desk upon which Ben Gurion signed the Declaration of Independence. That is MiSho’a liTkuma – from holocaust to resurrection.
And I met Elisheva Lehman, an 88 year-old Holocaust survivor from Holland, who was a music teacher.
I asked Elisheva if she would play something for us and she did. She enthusiastically played “Am Yisrael Chai” and we all sung together. It was quite emotional.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Am Yisrael Chai [The nation of Israel lives]
I don’t always agree with Pat Condell as he views my faith as a mental disorder, lol. However, he is often correct on foolish religious behaviors and always nails radical Islam’s mission to rule the world. Enjoy this classic.
Hat Tip to gulagbound.com
During his meeting with US President Barack Obama last month, Netanyahu reportedly pledged not to take an offensive operation against Iran until after the upcoming US presidential election, to be held on November 6.
Netanyahu reportedly agreed to give more time for diplomacy and increased sanctions to have an effect on Iran.
The report said that Netanyahu and senior Israeli military officials believe that Iran will enter a “zone of immunity” in about six months — when their facilities will be developed to a point where an Israeli strike would not be effective in knocking them out.
US military officials remain opposed to a strike and to potential US involvement.
If Obama’s not so ignorant “return to the 67 borders” (wish he would return to his own 67 border) was not enough, or Jimmy Carter’s constant effort to prop up the false notion that Palestinians are suffering from Jewish genocidal intentions, comes this latest Wackadamia Nut blaming the Jews ridiculous insistence on self preservation for threatening the peace of the world (as if Islamic attacks around the world are on Jewish institutions of world domination.)
BERLIN (AP) — German Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass labeled Israel a threat to “already fragile world peace” in a poem published Wednesday that drew sharp rebukes at home and from Israel.
In the poem titled “What must be said,” published in German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Italy’s La Repubblica among others, Grass criticized what he described as Western hypocrisy over Israel’s own suspected nuclear program amid speculation that it might engage in military action against Iran to stop it building a suspected atomic bomb.
The 84-year-old Grass said he had been prompted to put pen to paper by Berlin’s recent decision to sell Israel a submarine able to “send all-destroying warheads where the existence of a single nuclear bomb is unproven.”
“The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace,” he wrote. His poem specifically criticized Israel’s “claim to the right of a first strike” against Iran.
Grass also called for “unhindered and permanent control of Israel’s nuclear capability and Iran’s atomic facilities through an international body.”
Israel views Iran as a threat to its existence, citing among other things some Iranian calls for its destruction and fears that Iran aims to produce nuclear weapons.
Grass didn’t mention those calls, which have been made by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but obliquely referred to the Iranian people being “subjugated by a loudmouth.”
Israel is widely believed to have an arsenal of nuclear weapons but has never admitted it, pursuing instead an official policy of “ambiguity” to deter potential attackers.
Israel currently has three Dolphin submarines from Germany — one half-funded and two entirely funded by Berlin — two more are currently under construction, and the contract for a sixth submarine was signed last month.
Dolphin-class submarines can carry nuclear-tipped missiles, but there’s no evidence Israel has armed them with such weapons.
“The internal expurgation of the Jewish spirit is not possible in any platonic way. For the Jewish spirit as the product of the Jewish person. Unless we expel the Jewish people. Unless we expel the Jewish people soon, they will have judaized our people within a very short time.” – Adolf Hitler
Good to see the enlightened tree of humanistic knowledge hasn’t actually cut off one of it’s roots….sigh.
Report: Obama Blaming Israel for Rising Fuel Prices
The Obama administration is blaming Israel for the recent rise in global crude oil prices, according to a Sunday report in The World Tribune. The rise in fuel prices is deemed as harming the U.S. economy and has also hurt Obama in the polls as he seeks re-election in November.
The report cited a leading U.S. analyst, Robert Satloff, who returned from talks with Israeli officials.
Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said, according to The World Tribune, that the Israeli leadership saw Washington as attributing the higher gas prices to “Israel’s posturing” on Iran.
“They think the Iranians should be held responsible for the higher gasoline prices,” Satloff was quoted as having said.
He added that the officials told him the Obama administration was staging a campaign to undermine Israel.
“I cannot underscore how deep and visceral the [Israeli] comments of the leaking that came out of Washington were,” Satloff said, noting Israel is alarmed by what officials determined were leaks by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama of purported Israeli preparations to attack Iran.
The Israeli concerns come in the wake of a report in Foreign Policy magazine last week, according to which Israel has purchased an airfield in Azerbaijan on Iran’s northern border, prompting the United States to watch very closely.