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1. Israeli intelligence foils plot to assassinate Netanyahu, Jerusalem Mayor, other officials

By: World Israel News Staff and AP

Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency, said Tuesday that in recent weeks it thwarted a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A resident of a Palestinian refugee camp in east Jerusalem is among those in custody for his involvement in the plot, orchestrated from Syria, to harm Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the Shin Bet said.

The security agency arrested Muhammad Jamal Rashdeh, born in 1988, a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp who holds an Israeli ID card and was previously imprisoned for terrorist offenses.

Rashdeh also collected intelligence on his Syrian handler’s behalf to target the US Consulate in Jerusalem and visiting Canadian officials in Israel who had come to train Palestinian Authority forces in Judea and Samaria, the Shin Bet said.

The plan involved sneaking in an operative from Jordan and “significant terrorist activity,” which was foiled, the agency said.

Additional suspects were arrested who, under investigation, verified the suspicions against the cell. Their detention thwarted the aforesaid planned terrorist attacks.

Barkat said he was kept in the loop throughout the investigation and did not change his routine at all. “No threat will deter us,” he stated.

In March, 2017, the Shin Bet arrested a terrorist connected with the Lebanon-based Hezbollah who was reportedly involved in a plot to carry out attacks in Israel.

There was no immediate comment from Netanyahu.

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2. German-Jewish Girl Allegedly Raped, Murdered By Iraqi Refugee

Screenshot from Facebook.

A 14-year-old Jewish girl was allegedly raped and murdered by an Iraqi refugee in Germany, according to German media reports.

The girl, identified as Susanna F., went missing on May 22. Her body was discovered near a railroad line in Wiesbaden on June 7, a city in the western part of Germany. According to media reports, it appears as if she had been raped and strangled to death. The suspect, 20-year-old Ali Bashar, is believed to have been her boyfriend.

Rabbi Aharon Ran Vernikovsky, who leads the Mainz Jewish community, where Susanna was from, told Juedische Allgemeine, “I am as shocked, sad and aghast about the violent death of Susanna as one can be.”

The Central Council of Jews in Germany issued a statement that read, With deep concern, the Central Council of Jews in Germany heard the news of violent crime on 14-Year-old Susanna from Mainz. A young life has been put in a cruel way. Our deep compassion applies to relatives and friends.”

The suspect seems to have fled Germany, with one German outlet reporting that Bashar headed to Iraq. He is also wanted for robbery at knifepoint, among other alleged crimes.

A second suspect, a 35-year-old Turkish national applying for asylum status, was also detained on the matter but was later released.

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3. Why Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitism

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Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Is it possible to be anti-Zionist and not be anti-Semitic?

That’s what the virulent anti-Israel crowd has been claiming of late. A group of students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo — my alma matter — calling itself The Drylongso Collective wrote a list of demands to the university administration in response to a racial incident. One demand called for an increase in student government “funding for ALL cultural clubs, with the exception of organizations that are aligned with Zionist ideology.”

In response to backlash from its demands, The Drylongso Collective issued a statement clarifying that it was standing in solidarity with the Palestinian “struggle” and that criticisms of anti-Semitism were a red herring from its goal of fighting “anti-black and anti-brown racism at Cal Poly.”

Similarly, San Francisco State University Professor Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi lashed out on Facebook at SFSU President Leslie Wong for her statement that Zionists were welcome on campus, calling it “a declaration of war against Arabs, Muslims, Palestinians and all those who are committed to an indivisible sense of justice on and off campus.”

The post also featured a photo that stated, “I am anti-Zionist. I’m NOT anti-Jew. So DON’T call me anti-Semitic.”

So, is their “anti-Zionist, not anti-Semitic” defense valid? I would argue it isn’t.

Zionism is the belief that the establishment of a Jewish state was the only way to create “a viable Jewish communal existence” in light of rabid anti-Semitism in Europe, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.

Anti-Semitic attacks against Zionism are best described by former Israeli Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky’s “3D” formula: demonization, delegitimization and double standards.

Israel delegitimizers, the Jewish Virtual Library explains, use tactics that involve belittling Israel, demonizing and blacklisting Israelis, and imposing their will on Israel even if opposed by the Israeli population at large, all with the goal of destroying the country.

When Abdulhadi singles out Zionists and The Drylongso Collective calls for excluding Zionist clubs from funding, that isn’t just delegitimizing Israel, it’s delegitimizing Jews on college campuses. How is that not anti-Semitism?

Comparing the actions of Israel to the Nazis is the demonization of the Jewish state. How is that not anti-Semitism?

The “double standards” aspect of the formula was best articulated by neoconservative pundit Norman Podhoretz in his 1982 essay “J’Accuse,”  in response to vitriol against Israel for invading Lebanon:

“Historically, anti-Semitism has taken the form of labeling certain vices and failings as specifically Jewish when they are in fact common to all of humanity: Jews are greedy, Jews are tricky, Jews are ambitious, Jews are clannish — as though Jews were uniquely or disproportionately guilty of all those sins. Correlatively, Jews are condemned when they claim or exercise the right to do things that all other people are accorded an unchallengeable right to do.”

Podhoretz continued by stating that double standards when applied to Israel are therefore anti-Semitic, citing a UN resolution at that condemned “Zionism as a form of racism.”

“According to the thinking of this resolution, all other people are entitled to national self-determination, but when the Jews exercise this right, they are committing the crimes of racism and imperialism,” Podhoretz wrote. “Similarly, all other nations have a right to insure the security of their borders; when Israel exercises this right, it is committing the crime of aggression.”

Today, similar double standards are evident in the fact that 86 percent of U.N. resolutions single out Israel while ignoring human rights abuses in countries such as Syria, North Korea and Iran.

None of this is to say that any criticism against Israel is unwarranted, but it is simply dishonest and disingenuous of The Drylongso Collective and Abdulhadi to hide behind the “anti-Zionist, not anti-Jew” defense.

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4. ISLAMIC ANTI-SEMITISM IS REALLY ISLAMIC IMPERIALISM

It’s not a few verses; it’s the mission of Islam. / Το άρθρο αυτό ΑΠΑΙΤΕΙ ΜΕΛΕΤΗ!!!

Daniel Greenfield

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

We ask that the verses of the Qur’an calling for the killing and punishment of Jews, Christians and unbelievers be rendered obsolete,” the manifesto states.

It cites the murders of Sarah Halimi and  Mireille Knoll, two elderly Jewish women murdered by anti-Semitic Muslim thugs, the fact that “French Jews are 25 times more likely to be attacked than their fellow Muslims”, and the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Jews from the encroaching no-go zones.

“10% of the Jewish citizens of Île-de-France – that is to say about 50,000 people – were recently forced to move because they were no longer safe in some cities and because their children could not attend the schools of the Republic,” it courageously warns.

“This is a quiet ethnic cleansing being carried out in in the country of Emile Zola and Clemenceau.”

The manifesto was written by former Charlie Hebdo editor Philippe Val, who had republished the original Mohammed cartoons from the Jyllands-Posten despite the threats, both terroristic and legal, and its signatories include former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, the former mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, famed singer Charles Aznavour, actor Gérard Depardieu, and many other significant figures.

The moral power and the importance of the manifesto should not be underestimated.

After 9/11, it was American Jews who brought attention to the plight of French Jews while their community leaders often preferred to remain silent. Now it is French Jews who speak out, who march and whose LDJ even confronts Islamic thugs in the street while American Jews keep quiet or collaborate.

The despicable alliance between AJC and ISNA, and the ADL’s attack on Canary Mission, carry with them the stench of Vichy on the spring wind. When an Islamic terrorist attacked a Kosher supermarket before the Sabbath, asking his victims if they were Jewish before he shot them, Obama dismissed it as a random attack on a “bunch of folks in a deli.” It’s become virtually impossible in the United States to have a discussion about Islamic anti-Semitism without being denounced as an Islamophobe.

Why did France and America trade places? France has faced worse terrorist attacks in recent years than we have. But, more significantly, it lacks the politically correct viewpoint consolidation of America. Despite certain views being criminalized, there are all sorts of non-traditional views in public life there that are actively debated, instead of being airbushed or silenced the way they are in the United States.

Neither the manifesto nor Charlie Hebdo could exist in the United States. The media in this country censored the Mohammed cartoons more vigorously than the Europeans did. Without any legal threat.

And yet, despite its moral courage and its vital message, the manifesto misses the true nature of Islamic anti-Semitism.

It’s a lot more than a few verses.

The verses are part of a larger Islamic narrative. They’re not random outbursts, but a story. And that story is the primal conflict between Mohammed and the Jews. It begins with the massacre of the Jews at Khaybar and concludes with an end of days that can only come when Muslims exterminate the Jews.

It’s not a few intemperate verses. Anti-Semitism is fundamental to the story of Islam. And that story with its visions of a conquest sweeping across the world has not ended. That’s why the violence goes on.

Jews and Christians have a paradoxical role in Islam. They are on the one hand, People of the Book, the unacknowledged originators of the ideas and texts that Mohammed looted to found Islam. But their precedence is removed by accusing them of having betrayed Allah and perverted the scriptures.

Unlike the polytheistic pagans wiped out by Islam, Jews and Christians are in theory monotheists, with a higher status, but they’re also accused of being mushrikeen, polytheists, who take “partners” with Allah. Jews and Christians had “taken Rabbis and monks to be their lords besides Allah”. (Koran 9:31)

The ambiguity of Jews and Christians gave them a special status and a special peril. Ritual humiliations of Jews and Christians were enacted to demonstrate their inferiority and the supremacy of the Muslim. In an honor-shame culture, Islamic superiority had to be demonstrated by humiliating other religions.

When Jews and Christians gained independence or won battles, it called the truth of Islam into question.

That, rather than a few verses, is what we are dealing with. The verses remain relevant to those Muslims who believe that they are in a zero-sum struggle with every other religion on a battlefield whose scope is as large as the planet and as small as a neighborhood or a building. And that’s the vast majority.

You can try to make an idea obsolete when it’s no longer relevant. But the anti-Semitic hatred in almost every country where Jews and Muslims both live shows that anti-Semitism remains quite relevant.

Hating Jews, attacking them and even killing them, remains a meaningful part of Islamic identity.

The Jews were a primal Islamic enemy. That enmity is written into Islamic scriptures, traditions and prayers. All of that can’t be made obsolete because the Islamic conquest is an ongoing project.

It’s not a few verses. It’s the context of the conquest. That’s the mission at the heart of Islam.

The Lebensraum and Drang Nach Osten of Islam might pause for periods, but it never actually stops. Iraqis, Pakistanis and Somali migrants pour into Europe seeking Lebensraum. They move into poorer areas associated with immigrants bringing them into contact with earlier Jewish communities.

When the second generation, usually more prone to supremacist violence and expansionism than its immigrant forebears, comes of age, the Jewish communities are violently driven out of their homes.

The verses that justify it won’t become obsolete until the modes of behavior behind them lapse.

Calls for the persecution of Jews and Christians won’t be outmoded relics of another time until Muslims make them so, not by changing words, but by changing deeds. The trouble is that the verses remain entirely relevant because Muslim populations around the world continue to fight religious wars.

Muslim hatred of Jews has unique elements. As anti-Semitism usually does. But it’s still a subset of an Islamic supremacism and xenophobia that is endemic and whose consequences can be seen in clashes between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, Muslims and Hindus in Kashmir, Muslims and Buddhists (and Hindus) in Myanmar, Muslims and Yazidis in Iraq, Muslims and Zoroastrians in Iran, Muslims and Atheists in Bangladesh, and those are just a few of the many examples around the world.

Islam is not on good terms with any other religion. Including its own spinoffs, like the Bahai, or its own subdivisions, like the Sunnis and the Shiites.

It’s not about the Jews. It’s about Islam.

The truth of Islam is validated by violence. Its theological disputes are settled by force.

The verses about Jews and Christians are not the problem. They’re a symptom of the problem. As are the terrorist attacks, stabbings, shootings, bombings, no-go zones, sharia police and sex grooming gangs.

The response from Muslim clerics in France to the manifesto has been to claim that the verses are meant to be seen in the context of their time and that Islamic wars are only defensive. Historically, that’s nonsense. But everyone would be perfectly happy if they believed that and really lived it.

Instead Islamic violence is always deemed to be defensive. Peace can only come from victory, not co-existence. War with non-Muslims who don’t submit to Sharia law is seen as inevitable and necessary.

The verses libeling Christians and Jews, and justifying violence against them, are just rationalizing this fundamental Islamic worldview and applying it to specific targets. Islamic anti-Semitism is born of Islamic supremacism and imperialism. Muslims aren’t persecuting Jews just because of anti-Semitic verses in the Koran. They’re persecuting Jews because the Koran is supremacist and imperialistic.

That’s why Muslim violence against Jews is not just a problem for Jews. It’s a problem for everyone.

Like the Yazidis, Jews are a tiny minority and more vulnerable. That’s what makes them the canaries in the coal mine of Islamic migration. Muslim attacks on Jews in Europe date back over a generation. Long before Paris, Brussels and London were being regularly terrorized; European Jews had already retreated into fortified synagogues, stopped wearing Jewish clothing in public and maximized their security.

That was the canary in the coal mine. If Europe had woken up then, it wouldn’t be choking now.

American synagogues and Jewish institutions are starting to resemble their European counterparts. A decade ago, armed guards were a rarity outside synagogues. I walk past them all the time now.

The French manifesto is an imperfect effort to call attention to a burning problem. It’s an attempt to start an urgent and necessary conversation in France that can’t even be had in the United States.

And it’s a conversation that we must have before civilization chokes in the coal mine.

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5. OBAMA SECRETLY TRIED TO GET BANKS TO AID IRAN, BANKS REFUSED

Daniel Greenfield

International financial institutions get a lot of heat for terror state ties. But this is a case where Obama Inc. tried to get them to do the wrong thing. While they did the right thing.

The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so.

Yet another Obama dirty deal with Iran that we’re just learning about now. The question is how many more are there? And that’s part of why Spygate is happening. The assault is also a cover-up.

The report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations revealed that under President Barack Obama, the Treasury Department issued a license in February 2016, never previously disclosed, that would have allowed Iran to convert $5.7 billion it held at a bank in Oman from Omani rials into euros by exchanging them first into U.S. dollars. If the Omani bank had allowed the exchange without such a license, it would have violated sanctions that bar Iran from transactions that touch the U.S. financial system.

The effort was unsuccessful because American banks — themselves afraid of running afoul of U.S. sanctions — declined to participate. The Obama administration approached two U.S. banks to facilitate the conversion, the report said, but both refused, citing the reputational risk of doing business with or for Iran.

That’s how bad Obama was on Iran. The banking system was more reluctant to help Iran launder money than he was.

Nor was Obama worried about the reputational risk of loading foreign currency on unmarked cargo planes and flying it to Iran.

Issuing the license was not illegal. Still, it went above and beyond what the Obama administration was required to do under the terms of the nuclear agreement.

Except Obama Inc. weren’t trying to drive a hard bargain. So they didn’t stick to it. They were trying to aid Iran.

Shortly after the nuclear deal was sealed in July 2015, then-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified that even with the sanctions relief, Iran “will continue to be denied access to the world’s largest financial and commercial market.” A month later, one of Lew’s top deputies, Adam Szubin, testified that despite the nuclear deal “Iran will be denied access to the world’s most important market and unable to deal in the world’s most important currency.”

This was typical of the worthless assurances that Obama officials made. And disgraced themselves by doing so.

Obama administration officials at the time assured concerned lawmakers that a general license wouldn’t be coming. But the report from the Republican members of the Senate panel showed that a draft of the license was indeed prepared, though it was never published.

And when questioned by lawmakers about the possibility of granting Iran any kind of access to the U.S. financial system, Obama-era officials never volunteered that the specific license for Bank Muscat in Oman had been issued two months earlier.

Scandal-free administration, folks. Not a single scandal to see here. Not a one.

Χ. Μ. ΟΜΠΑΜΑ:

Ο… Δημοκράτης “ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΚΟΣ” ή αλλιώς ΟΜΠΑΜΑ “Η Αρσενική Πόρνη”!.. 

Μαζί με τον Μπίλι τον Κλίντον φυσικά, ήταν και είναι ασφαλώς ένα από τα πολλά και αγαπημένα παιδιά της σάπιας ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΟΠΟΙΗΣΗΣ

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6. IS THE RUSSIA CONSPIRACY THEORY ABOUT TO MORPH INTO AN ISRAELI CONSPIRACY?

 

The Russia conspiracy theory was always an awkward fit.

Hillary Clinton had come bearing a Reset Button to Russia. Obama had run on a Russian reset and there he was on a hot mic telling Russia’s Medvedev that he’d have more flexibility to sell out our interests after the election. And the whole Russian hysteria has a strange McCarthy air from the faction that turned McCarthyism into a swear word.

The left is having a good time shouting about Russian traitors with no hint of irony. But it can still only last so long.

What about a conspiracy involving a country that the left really loves to hate, that is often the subject of conspiracy theories and that can really get its anti-Semitic juices flowing?

Here’s Jordan Shachtel discussing Robert Mueller’s turn of interest toward Israel. And an ugly history of targeting Jews.

Mueller’s suspicions of Israel — and Jews as a whole — go back to his early days as the FBI director.

In 2004, the Mueller FBI alleged that a massive Israeli spy ring was operating out of the Pentagon. The stunning revelations sent shockwaves throughout the intelligence community, and it was followed by endless editorials painting Israel as a nefarious actor seeking to undermine the United States.

Yet it later turned out that the allegations were completely bogus. There was no Israeli spy ring, but rather, what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to target Jews for prosecution. There were several disturbing instances of the Mueller FBI running sting operations attempting to “tempt Jews” to betray their country. “All turned down the offer,” according to the Washington Post. Mueller’s attempts to lure Jews into a trap failed. The botched operation confirmed the troubling reality that elements of the U.S. intelligence community remained attached to anti-Semitism.

But Mueller is just following in the footsteps of Obama operatives who abused national security to spy on their political opponents in a very opportunistic fashion. Israel was one of the pretexts. But so were the UAE (not to mention Russia) and probably any number of other countries that haven’t been named.

Still, John Schindler, once a national security pro, before hooking up with Louise Mensch, and going all-Russia all the time, is on it.

“What if the real secret of the Trump campaign isn’t that it’s a Kremlin operation, rather an Israeli operation masquerading as a Russian one?” he asks on Twitter.

And what if it’s actually a Swiss operation masquerading as an Israeli operation as a Russian operation?

His rambling Observer piece rather cynically lays out while the Israeli argument plays better.

Indeed, some counterintelligence pros in Washington have a rather different take on the Mueller inquiry than most Americans do. While Moscow’s secret role in subverting our election in 2016 is plain to see and is now denied only by the willfully obtuse or congenitally dishonest, detecting a direct Kremlin hand on the Trump campaign is trickier. Trump’s links to Moscow are visible but remain somewhat obscure.

His ties to Israel, however, are much plainer to see. Based on the available evidence to date, Team Trump’s 2016 links to shadowy Israelis appear just as troubling as those to dodgy Russians…

After all, Putin and his retinue have ample reason to feel let down by Trump. His greasy obsequiousness to Moscow aside, the president’s policies towards Russia have hardly pleased the Kremlin. Sanctions on Russia remain in effect, NATO’s military posture near Russia’s borders is more robust than a couple years ago, and Ukraine is now getting the anti-tank missiles that the previous White House denied it. Unlike so many of Trump’s assertions, his claim that he’s tougher on Moscow than President Barack Obama happens to be true from any policy perspective.

But not so with Israel. Unlike Obama, Trump has gone whole-hog for the Israeli right-wing, boosting Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, who openly despised Obama, at every opportunity. The recent move of our embassy to Jerusalem, long desired by the Israeli Right, is merely the most prominent of Trump’s gifts to his pal Bibi and his ruling Likud party.

It’s easier to make that argument… so why not switch to making it.

But you have to shake up conspiracy theories with new gnostic twists or they grow stale. Anti-Semitism is a fun little twist and will bring a whole new demo on board. The Russians were framed. It’s really the Jews. And then maybe a secret organization in a bunker. And then space aliens.

The possibilities are endless and endlessly stupid.

But the left is huffing conspiracy theory fumes. And that’s a gateway drug to full on crazy.

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7. PLO: IRAN IS FINANCING THE “HAMAS” VIOLENT RIOTS!

 

This was already widely presumed to be the case.

Hamas is largely funded by Iran and Qatar. (The two terror states are strategic allies.) But Qatar hasn’t directed Hamas’ military operations. Nor is it really in need of a way to strike out at Israel without risking an escalation in Syria or Lebanon that it can’t control.

But here’s confirmation. 

The Palestinian Authority confirmed in a conversation with a French government official that Iran has been financing the riots on the Gaza border with Israel.

“Iran is fully financing and pushing the Hamas demonstrations,” the Palestinian ambassador to France told a government official last month, Israel’s Channel 10 reported on Tuesday evening.

The PLO is playing its usual game of publicly supporting Hamas while privately undermining the Muslim Brotherhood terror group while positioning itself, again privately, as a more moderate alternative.

That said, there’s no reason to believe the PLO is lying about the origins of that funding.

Μετά από το παραπάνω άρθρο που διαβάσατε, τί έχετε να πείτε; Και αυτό ψέμα είναι; Ισραηλινή προπαγάνδα μήπως; Όλα είναι ψέματα λοιπόν και πάντα φταίνε οι… κακοί Ισραηλινοί; 

8. VIDEO: ANTIFA PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

Indoctrinating — and recruiting — in America’s classrooms.

Editor’s note: Below is Sean Fitzgerald’s new video exposing Antifa radicals in America’s public schools and their efforts to indoctrinate students with their violent ideology. The video was produced in conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Stop K-12 Indoctrination campaign. To order the Freedom Center’s new pamphlet, “Leftist Indoctrination in Our K-12 Public Schools,” CLICK HERE (Πάτε στο “σάϊτ” και δείτε το σχετικό “Βίντεο”). 

Είδατε λοιπόν και πάλι (“και πάλι” αφού σας είχα παρουσιάσει σχετικό άρθρο, με όλες αυτές τις δήθεν αντι-φασιστικές Οργανώσεις, κλπ, βρείτε το και ξαναδιαβάστε μας) από πού… έρχονται οι “ANTI-FA” και ποιοί είναι “από πίσω”; Η.Π.Α. / “ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΚΟΙ” / “ΔΙΕΘΝΕΙΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΙ” / ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΟΠΟΙΗΣΗ“!

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ΧΑΙΡΕΤΕ“!

ΕΛΛΗΝΑΣ

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