Friday, July 10, 2020

The Beginning of the End of Whites in South Africa - Katie Hopkins


by Katie Hopkins

White South Africans will be resilient to the end. Their only regret is the speed with which it now comes.





“It’s been a rough month,” says Jess.

Coming from a one-man mountain with more shrapnel scars than most, things must be looking bleak in South Africa.

And it’s worse than any of us can imagine. Eighty-four farm attacks since lockdown began, twelve white farmers slaughtered from their land. The footage of the aftermath of one of the attacks circulating on Telegram and sent to me — too brutal to share. Only monsters could do such things to the elderly in their own homes.

As many of us celebrated the 4th of July this weekend, there were three murders in two days, one of them so unspeakably cruel that even those hardened to the news of torture of farmers by black gangs have found themselves white-knuckled at the speed of the horror.

When these massive men like Jess feel it, we need to stop and listen. They are the first people I would run to if I needed protecting: strong, sturdy, unflinching. These strong South Africans are part of the land, they have it coursing throughout their blood just as the sunshine and water spills through the crops and trees on their soil.

Hearing the horrible news I want to grab my little daysack — sitting ready with my passport and power plugs — pull on my boots and go. I am desperate to head back to their country, somehow leap into the struggle and to help the murdered be heard. For now I share their pictures with you, hopelessly trying to reanimate them as individuals, instead of more bodies on a pile.


This is Wynand Breedt. He was a well-loved Afrikaans singer.

He was ambushed and shot dead outside his farm on Friday. Nothing was stolen; there was no motive for the attack apart from the color of his skin. He was 46.


This smiling gentleman is Julian Stobbs. He was a Brit, a Royal Navy man and veteran of the Falklands War. A black gang raided at his home as he slept alongside his partner on Friday 3 July. They stole everything in the house and fled, only to return briefly to shoot and kill him. Julian was 59.


In Kwa-Zuklu Natal, Zakiyya Ahmedjan Ismail was brutally killed in her home. She was four months pregnant and a mother of two. Three armed men gained entry through the kitchen door and demanded cash. The father tried to protect his family, but was beaten off. They were strangling his daughter, aged 8 and kicked the 4-year-old.

The attackers dragged the pregnant mother into the bathroom and slit her throat. She was 26 years old.

The hatred of "others" in South Africa means Indian families are a target too.

Ian Cameron (author of this tweet) heads up Afriforum’s Community Safety team, endlessly on the road in his vehicle calmly providing his physical presence at flareups between those seeking violence and white farmers defending their land. We spent time together when I was in South Africa making my documentary Plaasmoorde, the Killing Fields.

He is another one of the big strong men who have been ankle deep in the blood and gore of this slaughter for years, but can still smell a change in the air — a sense that things are speeding up, and deteriorating faster than before. Ian sent me his tweet hoping I could help share the information, near desperation borne out of the real sense that no one is listening, no one is seeing what is happening to white South Africans, now down to 4% and close to extinction. In country, it is almost unbelievable that no one seems to care.

Even docile opposition parties have been forced into public statements on the slaughter. Chris Pappas, a Democratic Alliance spokesperson for agriculture in KZN, could not ignore the brutality of the murder of the pregnant mum on his patch and says he is pleading with Cyril Ramaphosa to "break his silence" on farm murders and have them reclassified as "hate crimes."

“We are shocked and appalled by the murder that took place in Weenen, KZN – especially due to the loss of an unborn child. There are now two fundamental issues South Africans must deal with: Why does the president stay silent on these incidents? And why are farm murders not classed as hate crimes?”

Of course, these are empty words.

Politicians already know the answer to the President's silence. By making Land Expropriation without compensation part of the ANC agenda, Cyril Ramoposa has created a culture of permissiveness in which attacks on whites are legitimized. The brute squad — the Economic Freedom Fighters —  are right there, like hyenas rasping at the ankles of the whites, hungry to claim a scalp. Their red-beret mob chanting "Kill the Boer, kill the whites" is a rallying cry for their supporters for whom the killing of whites is an approved and profitable sport.

Apartheid never went away. It just changed color.

The big question I see being asked by people like your good selves is, "Why do the white farmers stay? Why don’t they just leave?" And it was my question too before I walked these farms, and sat with the farming men and women — looking out over their land.

The reason is staring you in the face. The answer IS the land.

Many watched their grandfathers turn it from rough bushveld into fertile acres where for the fortunate, bananas, macadamias and avocados will grow. Even on struggling farms, many white farmers work alongside the same families of black farm workers their grandfathers employed two generations before.

For most, the land is all they have. Many are incredibly poor; they have no savings or assets with which to start again. Everything they own or earn is in front of them, rooted in the soil they would leave behind, along with their hearts.

And where would they go? The sprawling slums crawling with vermin and flies are not reserved for struggling blacks; 30,000 whites live in these desperate places without water, electricity or hope.

Australia discussed giving them amnesty until the liberals declared the idea racist. The rest of the world rejects these murders as a far-right conspiracy or myth.


Without a means to leave, or a place to go, what would you have them do? Many are preparing for a final fight and talk about the "last stand" with determination. Most sleep with a loaded weapon under their pillow, stealing themselves for death if it should come. They won’t die without a fight.

It is the reason religion is so strong here, why crosses can be still seen on buildings and hilltops, because when there is nothing left that makes sense, and apparently no power willing to defend white South Africans, God remains… God and the land.

I sat with a victim of a farm attack, Bernard, on his front porch looking out over the land he refuses to leave. He says:

“I will die in my boots from the love of my land. I put my trust in God."

You know, it is not defeat that makes them talk this way, but sheer resilience. They will be resilient to the end. Their only regret is the speed with which it now comes.

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Photo credit: Plaasmoorde


Katie Hopkins

Source: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/beginning-end-whites-south-africa-katie-hopkins/

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Jewish Federations are Promoting a Farrakhan Fan Who Told Jews to “Go F___ Themselves” - Daniel Greenfield


by Daniel Greenfield


Your local Jewish Community Center is helping Chelsea Handler sell books.




"It was powerful for me the way he spelled it out,” Chelsea Handler said of Louis Farrakhan. "So whatever, you know, everybody can go f___ themselves.”

Handler, a comedian pushing a new book, was responding to the backlash over her praise for the racist black supremacist leader on Instagram. The people complaining about her praise for the bigot were Jews. And the celebrity was telling critics, including Holocaust survivors, to go “f___ themselves.”

Farrakhan had called Hitler a “great man”, ranted about “Satanic Jews”, and, more recently, claimed that Florida was suffering from the coronavirus because he had asked Allah to punish Cuban Jews.

In that same speech, he thanked Chelsea Handler for posting a clip of him on Instagram.

Handler decided to promote the antisemitic hate group leader to her 4 million followers as part of her newly woke brand which included a Netflix special, Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea, and her book, Life Will Be the Death of Me, from Penguin Random House. The theme of both the special and the book was Handler’s journey from self-absorption to wokeness by ranting about how horrible white people are.

Farrakhan had been ranting about how horrible white people are since Chelsea was in kindergarten.

"I learned a lot from watching this powerful video," Handler had told her followers

The obnoxious celebrity was well aware of Farrakhan's antisemitism, and defended him, arguing that, "perhaps Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic views took form during his own oppression."

While some celebrities have been cancelled for the smallest of missteps, there was no apparent sign that Penguin Random House or HBO Max, which will be airing a new standup special by Handler, were ending their relationship with the hateful celebrity. But perhaps something was happening behind the scenes because after telling Jews to “go f__ themselves”, she finally apologized and deleted the video.

The apology was stiff and unconvincing, but it was enough for her book tour to go forward, not just at Penguin Random House, owned by Bertelsmann, the massive German media giant whose owner had donated to the SS, put out exciting fare such as,  "The Christmas Book of the Hitler Youth", and benefited from Jewish slave labor during the Holocaust, but at Jewish federations around America.

After Handler touted an antisemitic bigot and told Jews who didn’t like it to "go f___ themselves", the Miami Jewish Federation is touting a Zoom evening with Chelsea Handler to sell her new book.

The 39th Annual Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival features Chelsea and her book, courtesy of the Alper JCC in Miami, and the JCCs of Atlanta, Boulder, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Nashville, Memphis, and St. Louis, who have all taken Chelsea’s advice and are “f____” themselves and their communities.

No word on whether they’re also willing to help sell "The Christmas Book of the Hitler Youth".

Why exactly does Handler, who is descended from a German mother and Jewish father, whose grandfather was a Nazi soldier, and who once had her sidekick dress up as Hitler to celebrate Germany’s World Cup victory, and then touted a bigot who admires Hitler, belong at a family Jewish book festival?

The answer is that the Jewish federations of nine major cities are telling Jews to “f___” themselves.

It’s not just that politically correct antisemitism leads to very little in the way of a response from mainstream society, or even from the organizations that claim to represent local Jewish communities, but those same organizations actually help mainstream and reward the promoters of antisemitism.

Chelsea Handler knows perfectly well that she can promote Farrakhan or mock the Holocaust, and local Jewish federations will still eagerly line up to help her sell her books and make her even richer.

The Alper JCC claims that its mission is "providing programs and services that are rooted in and promote Jewish values, ethics and traditions". The Aaron Family JCC in Dallas claims that it wants an "environment defined by Jewish values and culture". The Marcus JCC in Atlanta claims that it's dedicated to "strengthening Jewish life" and creating "Jewish moments".

Which Jewish values does Chelsea Handler represent besides a suicidal embrace of leftist politics?

The only references to Jewishness in Life Will Be the Death of Me are negative or derogatory, and revolve around her Jewish father’s response to the death of her brother. Even without the Farrakhan, Hitler, and Holocaust stuff, Handler would be the last person to be associated with Jewish values.

But so are the Jewish federations and JCCs that made the hateful decision to help her sell books.

The unwillingness of organizations with lots of J’s and little Jewishness in them to take even the most basic of stands by cancelling an event with the granddaughter of a Nazi soldier who defended antisemitism and told Jews to “go f___ themselves” isn’t cowardice: it’s disinterest and contempt.

They don’t care.

They didn’t care during the Holocaust when millions of Jews were being killed. They didn’t care when Islamic armies and terrorists spent generations trying to wipe out the Jews of Israel. They don’t care about the big stuff, let alone the little stuff, like their celeb promoting a bigot who called Jews termites.

The vast infrastructure of the Jewish federations and the JCCs, the campus Hillels and the alphabet soup of national organizations, is a rotted mass of deadwood built long ago by people who at least had some distant sense that being Jewish mattered in some way. Built by German Jews, funded by deceased Jewish philanthropists, many of whom survived the Holocaust, they’re now just a sinecure for full-time professional non-profit fundraisers with their “inspiring” clergy and their incubators for leftist activists.

They exist to cadge money from elderly Jews who think that funding a building or a book festival with their name on it at the local JCC will be a meaningful legacy, instead of a forum for a Farrakhan supporter, by filling their fundraising letters with mentions of Jewish values, ethics, meaning, and other things they can’t define and don’t believe in. What do they believe in? As little as Chelsea Handler does.

They believe that Black Lives Matter, that the planet is in danger, that whatever Israel did last week was wrong, and whatever else their intellectual cohort of social media lefties happens to believe this week.

They’re as ignorant of what the Torah says as of the contours of the Martian mountains, but like the bigot they’re eagerly hosting, they know how to jump on the bandwagon of the cultural moment. The problem with actual Jewish values is that they are as eternal as their Creator and don’t fit into trends.

The cultural moment and its politics are momentary, filled with obvious contradictions when you try to apply them beyond the hashtags and the memes of the now. Jewish ethics and values might ask why antisemitism is acceptable, when racism isn’t, but the cultural moment has no use for consistency.

To be eternally in the moment is to have neither values nor ethics, Jewish or otherwise, and no future.

The vast billion-dollar infrastructure of organizations that are Jewish in name only are as happy to put their membership lists at the disposal of Chelsea Handler and Bertelsmann, as of Black Lives Matter. They stand for nothing, except for whatever members of their cohort are standing for now, and they make no impact on the Jewish community, and have no future once the donors and the money run out.

Chelsea Handler, like many of the celebs these organizations promote, represents them all too well.

There are no children, no values, and no future, but right now the drinks are flowing and the money is coming in as long as you spew whatever garbage is in the cultural moment without thinking about it.

Chelsea Handler's book is titled, Life Will Be the Death of Me. The Jewish view of life is that of a gateway to eternity. That's why the Talmud comments on Ecclesiastes 9:5 by saying that good people are considered living even when dead, while evil people are deemed dead even while they're still alive.

Life and death don’t exist in the present moment. It’s not the now that matters, but the future eternity.

There are a great many organizations with the ‘J’ in them that are already dead because they chose to exist in the political moment without caring about the Jewish past or the Jewish future.

Featuring Chelsea Handler is their way of telling their donors and members to, “go f___ themselves”.

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Photo credit: Asa Mouthat


Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Source: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/jewish-federations-are-promoting-farrakhan-fan-who-daniel-greenfield/

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Kanye West pulverizes the Democrats - Monica Showalter


by Monica Showalter

Pretty well explains why Kanye's candidacy is drawing rage-filled threats from the Democrats and some ... curious encouragement from President Trump


Kanye West says it was God's choice, not his, to run for president against Joe Biden and President Trump.

At first glance, it looks like the height of ingratitude to President Trump, who was pretty kind to Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian, for their idiosyncratic support of him.

Now that Kanye has spoken to Forbes magazine, it's pretty obvious that Trump has little to do with this whole shadowbox campaign. Democrats are ones who are getting the kick in the teeth, not Trump.

Here's how deadly it was for Democrats in this must-read interview from Forbes:
“That is a form of racism and white supremacy and white control to say that all Black people need to be Democrat and to assume that me running is me splitting the vote. All of that information is being charged up on social media platforms by Democrats. And Democrats used to tell me, the same Democrats have threatened me. . . . The reason why this is the first day I registered to vote is because I was scared. I was told that if I voted on Trump my music career would be over. I was threatened into being in one party. I was threatened as a celebrity into being in one party. I was threatened as a Black man into the Democratic party. And that’s what the Democrats are doing, emotionally, to my people. Threatening them to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black.”
...and...
Someone can say, ‘Hey, I got a brand new car for you, it’s across the street,’ and you get so excited you run across the street and get hit by a car trying to run to your new car. That’s how they control the Black community, through emotions, they get us excited, we’re so excited, but then for 400 years the change doesn’t truly happen.
...and...
“A lot of times just like political parties they feel all Blacks have to be Democrat. This man, Joe Biden, said if you don’t vote for me, then you are not Black. Well, act like we didn’t hear that? We act like we didn’t hear that man say that? That man said that. It’s a rap. We gonna walk, all the people. Jay-Z said it best. For the other candidates, I just gracefully suggest y’all bow out—Trump and Biden, gracefully bow out. It’s God’s country, we are doing everything in service to God, nobody but God no more. I am in service of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God.”
...and...
“Well my second album is called Late Registration. I got a rap . . . The other thing is, my campaign is Kanye West YES, not YEP, not YEAH. YES. YES. YES. . . . When I’m president, let’s also have some fun. Let’s get past all the racism conversation, let’s empower people with 40 acres and a mule, let’s give some land, that’s the plan.”
He also said that Planned Parenthood was doing "the devil's work" which kind of stated the obvious.
And it all explains why Democrats are yelling.

Kanye himself says he's gotten a hysterical, threat-filled response from Democrats.

President Trump, despite his floundering poll numbers and the introduction of a new competitor, is by contrast, just offering Kanye more gentle encouragement and support.
President Trump told Real Clear Politics during an interview in the Oval Office on Tuesday that he believes a Kanye West candidacy in 2020 “would be a great trial run” before making a bid for the White House in November of 2024.
No wonder some Democrats are claiming that Trump put Kanye up to this.


Actually, it's more a matter of Trump understanding Kanye and the cultural, spiritual and very Black context he's operating from, as well has his being an enormously rich showbiz celebrity well out of touch with some kinds of conventional wisdoms that are operative here. Turmp understands this world. Biden has no idea. Biden's puppetmasters know there's a problem.

This, from Kanye, by the way, suggests that Kanye can feel something cultural in the air, too:
That said, he won’t say much more against Trump. He’s much less shy about criticizing Biden, which certainly won’t tamp down the idea that the Birthday Party is a ruse to help reelect Trump. “I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”
Andrew Breitbart has pointed out that politics is just the downstream of culture, and sure enough, that would explain why someone like Kanye could have such an impact without a political basis at all.
Democrats have been convinced that they've had it in the bag with Black voters all along, as well as voters who pay more attention to cultural matters than political or ideological ones. Kanye has just thrown a wrench into that fine-tuned Democratic turnout machine model, and thrown a lifeline to a sizable part of the Democratic base, the part that doesn't like politics at all.

Worse still for Democrats, Kanye is too big a cultural icon for them to issue marching orders too. He goes his own way and any effort to shame or manipulate him is going to fall flat. He's already stated that he has their number.

It's pretty obvious from this response who Kanye is taking votes from. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of far-left hucksters and users.

Image credit: Monica Showalter with use of public domain and screen shot images.

Monica Showalter

Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/kanye_west_pulverizes_the_democrats.html

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US affirms support for Lebanon as Hezbollah steps up criticism - Reuters and ILH Staff


by Reuters and ILH Staff

Lebanon is in throes of an acute financial crisis, seen as the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war.


US affirms support for Lebanon as Hezbollah steps up criticism

US Gen. Kenneth McKenzie with Lebanese President Michel Aoun at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, 
Wednesday | Photo: Reuters/Dalati Nohra


A US general voiced Washington's backing for Lebanese stability on Wednesday on a visit that triggered a protest by demonstrators including supporters of the Iran-backed Hezbollah against US policies in the country.

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie's visit to Beirut, a big recipient of US military aid, comes after Hezbollah stepped up criticism of US ambassador Dorothy Shea on Tuesday, accusing her of blatant interference in Lebanese affairs.

Lebanon is in throes of an acute financial crisis seen as the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war.

The heavily armed Hezbollah, founded by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in 1982, is classified as a terrorist group by the United States. It is also a major player in Lebanese politics and backs the government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab.

A US Embassy statement said McKenzie's one-day visit included "a brief stop at memorials honoring the memory of those who have perished in service to their country" and that he "reaffirmed the importance of preserving Lebanon's security, stability, and sovereignty."

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, in a speech on Tuesday night, said Shea had intervened in official appointments at the central bank, calling this "colonial" behavior.

Shea has said the appointments were a matter for Lebanon to decide and she tried her best to convey the importance of credible and internationally respected experts being appointed.

Reuters and ILH Staff

Source: https://www.israelhayom.com/2020/07/09/us-affirms-support-for-lebanon-as-hezbollah-steps-up-criticism/

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Progressive Democrats Threaten Cut-Off of Military Aid to Israel - Joseph Klein


by Joseph Klein

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leads the anti-Israel campaign in Congress.





With the wind at her back following her recent primary victory, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is taking the lead in challenging Israel’s possible extension of sovereignty over certain areas within the West Bank. She authored a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning that any move by Israel to extend its sovereignty into such areas would jeopardize continued U.S. military aid to the Jewish state. Senator Bernie Sanders signed AOC’s letter along with 11 other Democrat House members, including AOC’s fellow “Squad” members Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. Anti-Semitic organizations that back the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel are also in AOC’s corner.

“Should the Israeli government continue down this path,” AOC’s letter warns, “we will work to ensure non-recognition of annexed territories as well as pursue legislation that conditions the $3.8 billion in U.S. military funding to Israel to ensure that U.S. taxpayers are not supporting annexation in any way. We will include human rights conditions and the withholding of funds for the offshore procurement of Israeli weapons equal to or exceeding the amount the Israeli government spends annually to fund settlements, as well as the policies and practices that sustain and enable them.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not taken a public position one way or the other on whether she would back legislation advancing AOC’s threat to cut off U.S. military aid to Israel. In any case, if legislation containing AOC’s reckless restrictions were to somehow reach President Trump’s desk, he would surely veto it. However, if Joe Biden is elected this November to replace President Trump and the Democrats end up controlling both the House and Senate, the legislation may well gain momentum and have a much better chance of passage. Biden will then likely sign it.

AOC asserts in her letter that “Israeli annexation of the West Bank is a clear violation of international law.” She added, “Annexation is prohibited by and is a prohibited act of aggression under Article 47 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, of which Israel is a party.”

The United Nations and most of its member states, including Western European countries, agree with AOC’s assertion. But just declaring that an action violates “international law” does not make it so, no matter how many times the assertion is repeated. Even the word “annexation,” when used to describe what Israel may decide to do after further internal discussions, is misplaced. The outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, has used the more accurate phrase “applying sovereignty” to territory where the Jewish people have historical legal claims of their own that are superior to the Palestinians. The West Bank (or Judea and Samaria as Israelis prefer to refer to this territory) does not belong legally to the Palestinians and never has.

International treaties preceding the formation of the UN are still recognized by the UN Charter. This included the 1920 San Remo Conference, which assigned the Mandate for Palestine to the British following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. This Mandate included what is now known as the West Bank within a future homeland envisioned for the Jewish people. This means, as the outgoing Israeli UN Ambassador Danon observed, “the cause for a Jewish state became part of international law,” which carried over to the United Nations. The Palestinian leadership and their enablers reject these historical underpinnings of Israel’s claims, not to mention the Jewish people’s ancient roots in the holy land of Israel.

Even if, for the sake of argument, we were to look past all this history, the so-called “Arab Higher Committee” undermined the Palestinians’ legal position. It rejected, on their behalf, the allocation of partitioned land to a new “Arab state” under the UN General Assembly’s November 1947 Resolution 181. The Palestinian leadership chose instead to join the armies of their neighboring Arab states in an aggressive war to destroy the newly independent Jewish State of Israel that had been established in compliance with Resolution 181. That war ended in an armistice, with Jordan illegally seizing the West Bank during the 1948-49 war, which it occupied illegally for 19 years.

Between 1948 and 1967, there was no attempt to establish an independent sovereign Palestinian state within the seized Jordanian-controlled territory. In fact, the 1964 National Covenant of the Palestine Liberation Organization stated the opposite: “This Organization does not exercise any territorial sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the Gaza Strip or in the Himmah Area.” The PLO declared that the “avowed aim of the organization was to blot out the State of Israel.”

During the 1967 Six Day War, Jordan launched an aggressive attack on Israel. Israel defended itself, which it had the legal right to do under international law, including pursuant to Article 51 of the UN Charter. To help ensure its future defense against further acts of aggression, Israel took over control of Jordan’s illegally seized lands in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Article 2(4) of the UN Charter states that “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”  (emphasis added) Jordan violated Article 2(4) with its illegal seizure and occupation of the West Bank and its attack, 19 years later, upon pre-June 1967 Israel. The collection of Palestinian people living in the West Bank and Gaza did not constitute a legally recognizable “state” in 1967. Persons of Palestinian origin were granted Jordanian citizenship after 1948, which remained the case until at least 1988. When Israel became the only UN member state in control of any lands in the West Bank after its victory against Jordanian aggression in 1967, Israel had not taken one iota of land belonging legally to any other independent sovereign state.

UN Security Council Resolution 242, which was adopted on November 22, 1967, remains in effect today. Resolution 242 contemplated negotiations amongst the parties to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the assistance of a UN Special Representative, based on the principle of “respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force.”

While Resolution 242 called for the withdrawal of “Israel armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict,” it pointedly did not demand complete withdrawal from all such territories. Israel has demonstrated on repeated occasions its willingness to negotiate a genuine “peace for land” exchange with the Palestinians. However, Palestinian leaders have rejected successive offers of land for peace, including one in 2008 under which Israel would have withdrawn from virtually all of the West Bank and partitioned Jerusalem on a demographic basis.

Palestinian terrorism against Israel existed prior to the beginning of Israeli control over the West Bank and Gaza in 1967. Since 1967, the Palestinians have continued their acts of terrorism against Israelis living within the lines of pre-June 1967 Israel, aided and abetted by the Iranian regime. The number of cross-border operations reached almost 1,500 in 1968, before there were any extensive Israeli settlements, barriers or checkpoints. After Israel unilaterally withdrew its military personnel and Jewish settlers from Gaza in 2005 and gave the Palestinians a chance to create a self-governing paradigm entity of their own, Hamas ended up taking control. The terrorists used Gaza as their launching pad for rocket attacks and other terrorist assaults against civilians living inside Israel. Palestinian terrorists also snuck into Israeli cities from the West Bank, conducting suicide bombings, vehicular attacks, shootings and knifings.

Thus, Israel is fully justified in believing that its “right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force,” as promised by Resolution 242, would be impossible to realize if it were to revert to the pre-June 1967 lines. The Palestinians’ continued refusal to engage in direct negotiations over the final disposition of border issues leaves Israel no choice but to consider applying formal sovereignty over areas within the West Bank it considers necessary for its defense and to protect Jewish residents living in those areas.

Subsequent UN General Assembly and Security Council resolutions purported to impose upon Israel a so-called internationally recognized “border” with an independent Palestinian state based on the pre-June 1967 lines (unless the Palestinians voluntarily agree to make any adjustments). The resolutions also purported to declare East Jerusalem (including Jewish holy sites in the Old City) as the capital of the Palestinian state. The West Bank is not one of the UN-administered trusteeship territories. Nothing in the UN Charter, established international law, or the foundational Security Council Resolution 242 provide any legal authority for such arbitrary drawing of borders by unaccountable UN bodies.

“With history and international law on its side, and given the Palestinians continued unwillingness to negotiate with and recognize Israel as a Jewish state,” outgoing Israeli UN Ambassador Danon declared, “Israel’s government will begin the internal discussion of how to apply sovereignty to our most ancient lands in Judea and Samaria. Those who decry it as ‘annexation’ are doing nothing more than appeasing the Palestinian narrative and making peace ever more elusive. This puts them, to use their words, on the wrong side of history.”

The false “annexation” narrative is being weaponized by Israel’s enemies in the United States and abroad. But Ambassador Danon has indicated that Israel will not yield to outside threats regarding its sovereignty decisions. We can only hope that the traditional bipartisan support for Israel in Congress will not significantly erode, even as friends of Israel such as long-time Congressman Eliot Engel lose to anti-Israel progressives and AOC exerts greater influence as a result.

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Photo credit: nrkbeta


Joseph Klein

Source: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/progressive-democrats-threaten-cut-military-aid-joseph-klein/

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A turning tide? Public is not opening its pocketbooks to Democrats in the statehouse races - Monica Showalter


by Monica Showalter 

Surprise: The public is catching on to the string of disasters that characterized failed blue state rule.


Has the failure of the blue states finally bit the Democrats on the butt?

We all know that President Trump is struggling in the polls. But campaign finance figures for statehouse races like these suggest plenty of trouble for Democrats.
According to Breitbart's Matt Boyle:
Americans significantly decreased contributions to Democrats running for state legislature seats in the second quarter as the Democrat Party has turned hard left, fundraising information announced this week shows.
The lackluster performance by Democrats at the state level could have broader national implications. First off, state-level political trends sometimes forecast later looming national trends — "from the State House to the White House," the saying goes.
But more importantly, the state legislatures elected this year will handle redistricting next year heading into the 2022 cycle — influencing the direction of and perhaps control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the next decade.
The drop-off in Democrat Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) fundraising — which has Democrats $20 million shy of their stated cycle-long goal of $50 million total — comes as their Republican counterparts nearly doubled the total raised by Democrats in the second quarter.
That's good news for Republicans and their prospects of shifting the power of legislatures to a conservative, pro-America direction. We know for sure that the high Republican statehouse-fundraising and indeed state legislative and gubernatorial victories in 2012 set the stage for the Republican takeover of the House by 2014, so past may be prologue.

But more important, these shifts signal that "Had enough?" is not just a Republican slogan. Voters are in fact disgusted, at their limits, quite possible even in blue states.

They've had enough.

Blue-state rule, particularly the one-party rigged kind, is starting to disgust voters.

What's the Democrat record, after all, after years and years of power?

The Democrats' coronavirus response certainly serves as one indictment. Nursing homes were seeded with COVID patients, despite the availability of U.S. federal accommodation, likely to get rid of the old people with their high health care costs, but costing some 12,000 blue state residents their lives, given the disproportionately high death toll from this cause. Lockdowns continued endlessly; every week, a new goalpost moved, as people saw their jobs and livelihoods evaporate. Effective treatments, such as hydroxychloroquine, were demonized, not on science grounds, but to Get Trump.
Professor Steve Hanke at Johns Hopkins University had a good chart showing just how lethal it was to be living in a blue state over a red:



Worse still, the blue-state nightmare extended to riots, none of which was effectively handled by blue-state governors. Billions of dollars' worth of damage hit states such as Minneapolis, Washington, California, Georgia, Connecticut, Illinois...with stores, cars, homes, and public establishments trashed. Police stations were taken over, police were ordered to stand by, police were demoralized by state and municipal officials and demonized. Public art in countless public squares was desecrated, even monuments to anti-slavery giants such as Frederick Douglass and anti-slavery war heroes such as Ulysses S. Grant. The great American presidents were desecrated and condemned as symbols of "white supremacy," by Democrats, while museums were threatened, and assorted people went down to cancel culture. None of this could have happened without Democratic state governance, which is to say an absence of governance in the name of appeasing the far left mob.

Even worse yet, crime is now engulfing the great blue cities and states, with some of the highest numbers seen in years. No Democrat in power has any idea how to effectively deal with this. And people and companies are fleeing the blue states and cities, something Democrats have loudly sneered at.

All this in a miasma of unfunded but bloated pensions for do-nothing bureaucrats and fiscal deficits as far as the eye can see.

What these fundraising figures show is that the public is pinning the blame for these catastrophes where it belongs: on Democrats. It can't come soon enough. It's surprising it didn't happen sooner.

Image credit: Twitter screen shot.


Monica Showalter

Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/public_is_not_opening_its_pocketbooks_to_democrats_in_the_statehouse_races.html

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Farrakhan: Jews poisoned me to test whether I'm a man of God - JNS and ILH Staff


by JNS and ILH Staff 

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan: "Jews hate me because I reveal their wickedness; Israel is the reason guns, drugs, counterfeit money are in black neighborhoods."


Farrakhan says he doesn't hate Jewish people

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan | Archives: Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP


On July 4, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan delivered a three-hour speech that was streamed live on the Nation of Islam's YouTube channel. In the speech, Farrakhan said that Jews had poisoned him with "radiated seed" to test whether he was truly a man of God, and that his survival is proof that he is.

He said that prominent Jewish figures such as Alan Dershowitz and former Trump administration Middle East negotiator Jason Greenblatt are Satan, and emphasized that it is his job to expose Satan so that every Muslim picks up a stone against him like they do during the pilgrimage rituals in Mecca.

Farrakhan also said that the reason Jews hate him is because he represents the end of their civilization and because he reveals their wicked ways.

In addition, Farrakhan said that he is the one who exposed those who "suck the blood" of the poor. Urging American mayors and governors not to allow their police forces to train in Israel, Farrakhan claimed that Israel is the reason that there are guns, drugs, and counterfeit money in black neighborhoods. He added that Israel will suffer from divine retribution and that it will not last long.

"I represent the uncovering of their wickedness, fulfilling the judgment that God has come to bring down on America and the world," said Farrakhan.

"So that's why they hate me, Americans. Because they are wicked and they know they cannot say that I am lying about them. They just say: 'He is a bigot. He is anti-Semitic,'" he added.

"Israel, let me tell you, your day is here now. You don't have to applaud. The God of justice has something for you, Israel. You are troubling some waters and you won't be there long if God gets after you," said Farrakhan.

Reprinted  from JNS.org

JNS and ILH Staff

Source: https://www.israelhayom.com/2020/07/08/farrakhan-jews-poisoned-me-to-test-whether-im-a-man-of-god/

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Liberal writers, activists sign open letter calling to end 'cancel culture' - Joseph A. Wulfsohn


by Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Signatures include J.K. Rowling, Bari Weiss, Noam Chomsky and Gloria Steinem


Liberal writers, professors and activists have come together and signed an open letter in the hopes of ending "cancel culture."

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss and political activist Noam Chomsky are a few of more than 100 names attached to the piece titled "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate" that was published Tuesday in Harper's Magazine.

"Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial," the letter begins. "Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts."

"But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development, we also raise our voices against the second."

While the letter calls President Trump a "real threat to democracy," it also warns that the resistance should not "harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion," insisting that an "intolerant climate" has plagued both sides of the aisle.

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"The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted," the letter explains. "While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty. We uphold the value of robust and even caustic counter-speech from all quarters. But it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought."

"More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. [...] We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus, or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement."

The letter goes on to say that the "stifling atmosphere" that restricts public debate "invariably hurts those who lack power and makes everyone less capable of democratic participation."

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"We need to preserve the possibility of good-faith disagreement without dire professional consequences," the letter says. "If we won’t defend the very thing on which our work depends, we shouldn’t expect the public or the state to defend it for us."






Other signatures attached to the letter include New York Times columnists David Brooks and Michelle Goldberg, CNN host Fareed Zakaria, The Atlantic writer David Frum, "The Handmaid's Tale" author Margaret Atwood and feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

Rowling has been under fire by the viral mob in recent weeks for defending the concept of biological sex, which critics have deemed transphobic.

Meanwhile, Weiss drew ire among her colleagues after she claimed that a "civil war" has taken place within The New York Times following the uproar sparked after the newspaper published an op-ed written by Sen. Tom Cotton that led to the removal of its editorial page editor James Bennet. It was also reported that during an internal town hall meeting, a Times employee had asked if Weiss was going to be fired over the incident.


Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberal-writers-activists-open-letter-call-to-end-cancel-culture

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Random Thoughts While Not Out 'Protesting' - Larry Elder


by Larry Elder

Winning an argument is less important than winning someone over to a new way of thinking.





At a time in America when one's race has never been less important, the left has taught an entire generation of the most privileged Americans ever to view the world through race-tinted glasses.

There were 13 Baltimore high schools where, in 2017, 0% of students could do math at grade level, and another half-dozen high schools where only 1% were math proficient. Do you really think these students even know enough about Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson to be mad at him?

During the Chicago Father's Day weekend, when 14 people were shot and killed and over 100 were wounded, how many Confederate generals were spotted leaving the scenes of the crime? Just curious.

Shouldn't monuments and schools dedicated to Barack Obama come down? After all, Obama's ancestors on his white mother's side were slave owners.

In 2017, more than 60,000 cops were assaulted. In recent years, about 50 cops have been shot and killed annually in the line of duty. More cops are killed by suspects in the line of duty each year than unarmed Blacks are killed by cops.

Whoever called compound interest "the most powerful force in the universe" never encountered "white guilt."

Next up on the "cancel culture" docket are movies whose names might be offensive under the new woke standard: "Blackboard Jungle," fictional characters Boston Blackie and Sam Spade, and all Shirley Temple/Bill Robinson dance scenes.

Can we skip to the part where the "protesters" who burned and looted stores denounce business owners as racist for refusing to rebuild?

House Democrats voted to make D.C. the 51st state. If this new state would likely produce two Republican senators, we wouldn't be having this conversation — just as our borders would be tighter than a clam's behind if illegal-aliens-turned-citizens were expected to vote Republican.

"But if we are honest with ourselves, we'll admit that what too many fathers also are is missing — missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men." — Then-Sen. Barack Obama, Father's Day, June 15, 2008.

San Bernardino County, California, has declared "racism" a "public health crisis." A 2013 Rasmussen poll asked Blacks, Hispanics and whites whether "most" people, in each of these three groups, are racist. Whites and Blacks ranked Blacks as the group with the most racists. Blacks, according to surveys commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League, are more than twice as likely as white gentiles to be anti-Semitic. Now what?

If the USA is "institutionally racist," why stop at defunding the police? Why not defund public school education? Or public transportation? Or the military? Or the Federal Reserve System? Or government-funded PBS and NPR? Or government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Or the federally owned Tennessee Valley Authority and the federally and state-subsidized Amtrak? Or government agencies like the Social Security Administration; the Internal Revenue Service; the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Education, Labor, etc.?

There are far more bad public school teachers than there are bad cops. And it practically takes an act of Congress to get a bad public schoolteacher fired. So, when and where can we expect the #DefundPublicEducation rallies?

Hyperleft "activist" Shaun King wants the statues of "white European" Jesus Christ to come down because "they are a form of white supremacy." There is no shortage of candidates, but is there a bigger idiot in America?

Social justice warriors promise not to rest until there is a complete and total elimination of racism. Really? Elimination? In a country where, 25 years after his death, 8% believed "there is a chance" that Elvis is still alive? Good luck.

Winning an argument is far less important than winning someone over to a new, clearer way of thinking.

"But the truth is, and people are starting to realize this — racism as a system is often more dangerous and destructive. You know, preventing Black people from getting loans, stopping Black kids from getting an equal education, racial disparities in medical treatment. You know, racism is like the corn syrup of society. It's in everything. So, right now, thanks to this movement, the movement in the streets, we are being forced to look at all of the ways we might be further perpetuating negative ideas that enforce racism in the world." — Trevor Noah, June 10, 2020.

So says Noah, the immigrant from post-apartheid South Africa, the product of a then-illegal relationship with a white man and raised by his single Black mom. Noah comes to the United States, gets rich and famous in the intensely competitive field of comedy, lives in a Bel Air mansion, which he reportedly bought for $20.5 million — and whines about racism in America!

Because I don't think of myself as a victim, I've been asked, "How many times have you been called a 'n-word'?" Rarely am I asked, "How many times have you been called an 'Uncle Tom'/'coon'/'sellout'?" — even though I've long since lost count.


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Photo credit: Kyle T. at Wikimedia Commons


Larry Elder is a bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host.

Source: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/random-thoughts-while-not-out-protesting-larry-elder/

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Palestinian Authority enraged by lack of rage over “annexation,” urges jihad against Israel - Robert Spencer


by Robert Spencer

PA-affiliated TV channels air song urging ‘jihad’ and ‘self-sacrifice,’ an NGO reports

The “Palestinians” and their allies have actually been waging jihad against Israel since 1948 and before that. Get the details and the full truth about this intractable conflict in The Palestinian Delusion.



“PA dismayed by lack of support over annexation, urges ‘jihad’ against Israel: reports,” i24News, July 6, 2020:
PA-affiliated TV channels air song urging ‘jihad’ and ‘self-sacrifice,’ an NGO reports
Should Israel go ahead with the plan to apply its laws to a number of West Bank areas, Egypt, as well as several Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, are planning to limit their responses to purely symbolic condemnations, Israel Hayom reported Monday.
The newspaper cites diplomatic sources as saying that a corresponding message has already been delivered to Israeli officials, adding that the countries will have to keep an eye on the grassroots reaction on their streets.
Palestinian Authority officials have reportedly met the apparent lack of active support from the Arab states — with Jordan as a notable exception — with dismay.
According to the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) NGO, PA-affiliated TV channels have been running a video including a song with an explicit call for “jihad” — a holy war — against Israel until “it is too late.”
The video, which includes the narrator urging the audience to “explicitly declare your rejection of the annexation plan,” wraps up with a song reportedly used by the PA in 2000 as a call to intifada, a violent uprising….

Robert Spencer

Source: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/palestinian-authority-enraged-by-lack-of-rage-over-annexation-urges-jihad-against-israel

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