Wednesday, April 26, 2017 

Steve King's right: without France/Europe, it would be bad for America, and Israel

France24's talked about Marine Le Pen's supporters over in the United States, and she has some here in Israel too, who support her bid for presidency because there's many innocents in danger over in Europe, and also because American interests are at stake too:
When far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen Marine made it through to the run-off of the French presidential election on Sunday, some powerful people in the United States were celebrating.

From Trump Tower to the US Congress, Le Pen has established her own circle of trust in the United States. And though Le Pen and Donald Trump have yet to meet in person, the National Front (FN) candidate and the US president have more than a few things in common.

But they came very close to crossing paths in January.

“Welcome, welcome to Trump Tower,” said Italian-born George – or Guido – Lombardi as he opened the door to his one-bedroom flat on the 63rd floor. The view of Central Park was stunning, and until three months ago Trump shared the same vista, although three floors further up. First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron still live in Trump Tower.

Lombardi hosted a fundraiser for Le Pen in this very apartment when Trump was still president-elect. She met businessmen, real estate brokers and potential donors. Among them were Americans, Israelis, Indians and Russians, according to Lombardi. Trump did not attend but the end result was satisfying to Le Pen: Lombardi suggested that she received numerous donations for her campaign.
And the reason there are Israelis supporting her campaign? Simply put, while there are some policies she has that are questionable, she has made efforts to establish dialogues and be welcoming (Makor Rishon interviewed her a few weeks ago) to Israeli sources. And, she's got some Congressmen over in the USA who're in favor of her candidacy as well:
A case in point is Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa. He was the first US member of Congress to publicly endorse Marine Le Pen for the presidency of France when he spoke to me earlier this month. King has spoken his mind since he was elected to the House of Representatives in 2002, but he now appears to do so with even more panache. His anti-immigration tirades are loud and proud. He is a man emboldened by the victory of Donald Trump. His support for Le Pen was the logical next step.

In his office – which sported a confederate flag on the desk and not one but three copies of Geert Wilders’ book, "Marked for Death: Islam's War Against the West and Me" – King waxed lyrical about Le Pen’s vision for France and for Europe.

King has met Le Pen twice, both times in Paris. He says Western civilisation is being eroded and only a Le Pen win can stop a situation in which “churches are being replaced by mosques”.

“I’m not one to give advice to the French, but I’m really glad that they produced a lady like Marine Le Pen,” said King. “I’m one who admires her love of her country, her love of French culture, the French language, the things that the French have to be proud of.”

For King, this presidential election is the last chance to stop what he calls “an almost uncontrollable immigration flow that must be controlled or France will no longer be French”.

But the Iowa congressman foresees an even bigger ideological clash: “I’m very concerned that our civilisation itself could be subsumed in a generation or two. Through that lens is how I see Marine Le Pen.”

“If we should lose France, and if we should lose several other countries throughout Western Europe, America will be next.”
He has a point. How can we expect to defend America - and also Israel - if we don't defend France, the country that gave us the Statue of Liberty in the late 19th century? And consider: allowing France - or anywhere else in Europe already plagued by Islamofascism - to fall would not only be allowing Islam to gain another foothold in the world, it would also be allowing another spot on which the invaders could build more nuclear arsenals, among other things, that could be used to attack the USA and Israel, along with anywhere else the Moors declared haram.

Look though, at how the channel's trying to make King sound like he's literally against all immigrants, and must be trying to make it sound like he's got a Confederate flag for all the wrong reasons. That's shameful on their part.

Besides some of the endorsements in the US, this article also notes she got support from European Jews:
Flanagan sees his job as improving Le Pen’s tarnished reputation. Her controversial image precedes her, even in the United States.

Anti-Semitism was a hallmark of her father Jean-Marie Le Pen’s political life; he was a presidential candidate himself in 2002. Flanagan’s solution was to tell Le Pen’s advisers to get endorsements from Jewish leaders in France.

Roger Cukierman, the head of the Representative Council of France’s Jewish Institutions (Crif), famously said in 2015 that Marine Le Pen was "personally blameless” for the National Front's anti-Semitism but that the FN was “to be avoided as a party”.

“To their credit, they understood that and they got statements from Mr Cukierman and others in France to say very positive things about Ms Le Pen,” said Flanagan. “That helped a lot with their American counterparts.”
And it's a good thing. That's not something many news outlets here have reported, if at all.

While we're on the topic, Le Pen's also taken Francois Fillon to task for his bizarre endorsement of Emmanuel Macron:
During a visit to the international market in Rungis Tuesday, anti-mass migration candidate Marine Le Pen called conservative former Republican candidate François Fillon’s immediate endorsement of Emmanuel Macron an act of “treason” against his supporters.

Ms. Le Pen visited the famous international market in the southern Paris suburb and talked to media about a number of issues including the endorsement by Fillon of Macron. During a breakfast consisting of coffee and croissants, she slammed Fillon saying she could understand how many of his supporters could feel let down by his immediate endorsement of pro-globalist Macron on Sunday evening, Le Figaro reports.

“These are the people who defended their candidate in extremely difficult conditions and who were rewarded by listening to their candidate at 8:02 pm saying that we must vote for Mr. Macron,” she said adding: “Do you realise the feeling of betrayal of these people?”

The endorsement of Macron by Fillon took many observers by surprise by how quickly he endorsed the En Marche candidate after realising that he could not progress to the second round.
The point is valid. If Fillon's really against importing terrorism into France, for example, why would he just throw his support immediately in favor of a candidate whose own platform on the subject is very bad? He should've told the constituents they were welcome to decide where to go from there in voting. Instead, he made himself out to look like he didn't have a clear path.

And let's not forget that, whatever Le Pen's own mistakes, Macron made a serious boo-boo himself last year when he attacked Jewish schools. Any willingness on his part to allow Muslim migrants into the country who could proceed to commit violence against innocents is also wrong. If we want to prevent further bloodshed, we have to ensure that a candidate who can oppose trojan horses will get our support.

Whatever the election results though, I think it's clear that western forces will have to go to war in order to protect innocents and other vital interests. In which case, I hope that all concerned and fit for the job will be willing to enlist in the army and stand up to the Islamic monsters.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 

The allied forces during WW2 have to shoulder blame for not acting sooner

Benjamin Netanyahu made a crucial point about why the Holocaust happened:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday slammed western powers during his speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day, saying that Allied powers knew of the atrocities happening to Jews in death camps and had they have acted on that knowledge they would have saved the lives of four million Jews and millions of others.

The prime minister cited newly released documents from the UN that show the Allied forces were aware of the extent of the Holocaust in 1942 – two and half years earlier than previously assumed.

It was a “chilling revelation,” Netanyahu said.

“If the powers in 1942 had acted against the death camps — and all that was needed was repeated bombing of the camps — had they acted then, they could have saved four million Jews and millions of other people,” he said at the official state Yom HaShoah ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.

“When terrible crimes were being committed against the Jews, when our brothers and sisters were being sent to the furnaces,” he said, “the powers knew and did not act.”

According to Netanyahu, the Holocaust was the result of three elements coming together: a deep hatred of the Jews, global apathy to the horrors that occurred, and “the terrible weakness of our people in the Diaspora.”

Anti-Semitism had not disappeared, and neither was it likely to in the foreseeable future, he said. It was made worse by Iran and the Islamic State, he added. This was to be the only mention of the Islamic republic in his speech, a marked departure from previous years in which he would single out Iran several times.

Global indifference was still alive today too, Netanyahu said.
Yes, and that indifference is exactly what's turned several areas in Europe into hellholes, as self-hating European politicians turn against their own populations. It's considerable damage that's going to take ages to repair, and until then, the chances of another world war are very possible.

Here's more about Netanyahu giving a stern warning Islamofascist countries like Iran.

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Emmanuel Macron attacked Jewish schools

Since we're talking about the French election, any Jews in France who overlook this disturbing news from several months ago, which did cause some anger, will be making a big mistake:
French presidential hopeful and former Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron sparked an uproar in the French Jewish community, following the publication of an interview earlier this month of an interview touching upon religious schools in France.

[...] Speaking with Marianne earlier this month, Macron warned of the influence of religion in French schools generally and decrying Jewish schools for emphasizing the Torah.

“It is very important to maintain neutrality in the public sector,” Macron said. “Religion cannot be present in school. But I hear few people becoming concerned by the consequences of this phenomenon, [with] more and more children being sent to religious schools which teach them to hate the Republic and teach mainly in Arabic, or,” Macron added, “in other places [Jewish schools] teach the Torah more than general studies.”
That kind of talk could easily suggest Jewish schools are no different than Muslim schools. Far from it, and most Jewish schools in France have some of the best students in various other subjects too. That Macron would make such a superficial claim only does more damage, and puts his sincerity further in doubt. Here's some of the French language interviews on Marianne and La Croix.

Since we're on the subject, the UK Telegraph says Macron would also be bad for Brexit:
Barring an unforeseen electoral earthquake, the centrist Emmanuel Macron now looks set fair to become the next president of France in two weeks’ time.

As the leader of one of the EU’s two most powerful nations, Mr Macron will have a key role in formulating the European Union’s attitude to Brexit when talks get underway after the UK’s General election on June 8.

Theresa May has been clear that she does not want the EU or the euro to unravel - a near-certainty were Marine Le Pen to win the Elysee Palace - but while a Macron presidency brings stability, the 39-year-old former banker has promised to drive a hard bargain with Britain.
Worse is the hard bargain he'll drive with his own country, since his positions on safety and security for the public are uncertain.

And, if it matters, what about his affair and marriage with a former teacher of his, Brigitte Trogneux, when he was 16 years old, at a time when he was still underage and she was in her late 30s? His defense for this was:
“Nobody would call it unusual if the age difference was reversed,” he said. “People find it difficult to accept something that is sincere and unique.”
No, he's missing the point. In the USA, if an older teacher has an affair with a student who's under 18, it's considered illegal, and she would've been arrested and charged for violating statutory laws. The same goes for if a male teacher did the same with an underage girl. So what's his point? What he's done is an embarrassment, even if it's nothing compared to his fishy policies on security for the country and combating terrorism, which he doesn't seem to have a clue what to do about.

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Marine Le Pen makes it to 2nd round of French election, with Emmanuel Macron as rival

The results of the first round are in, with some results giving Le Pen nearly 4 percent more in results than Emmanuel Macron. I'll have to admit, it's a shame that Francois Fillon didn't make it, because Macron's proven himself untrustworthy already.

Yet Fillon, in his defeat, isn't making a good impression upon himself, if, according to the reports I've seen, he said he'd support Macron in the second round. Does Fillon actually believe in his own platform, or doesn't he? Yes, I think it's idiotic to just go and throw support behind somebody who's bound to be an extension of Hollande's own disastrous government.

For now, we have to hope Marine Le Pen can win the presidency on the second round, and that nobody will be fooled by Macron's own deceptions.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 

4 stabbed by Muslim in Tel Aviv

Another stabbing by an Islamofascist in the Tel Aviv area:
Four people were stabbed in northern Tel Aviv Sunday afternoon inside a hotel lobby and on a nearby beachfront popular with tourists.

The victims included three men, two in their 50s and one in his early 70s, and a woman in her early 50s.

The four were treated on the scene by United Hatzalah and MDA paramedics before being evacuated to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. The injuries sustained by all four victims have been listed as light.

United Hatzalah emergency responder Yossi Eckler described the scene of the attack.

"When I arrived at the hotel, we found two men and one woman lightly injured in the lobby. They were suffering from wounds in their upper body. While treating them together with other EMTS from the ambu-cycle unit who arrived after me, we were told of another wounded man outside of the hotel. EMTs promptly ran to treat him as well."

Police have taken an 18-year old Arab man suspected in the attacks into custody. Authorities say the suspect is a resident of the Palestinian Authority.

The suspect acknowledged his crimes during interrogation, and claimed the attack was nationalistically motivated, confirmed suspicions the incident was indeed a terror attack.
There's a video clip over here. Be warned that it's graphic.

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Israel honors Holocaust Memorial Day

It's time now for this year's Holocaust Memorial:
As the sun begins to set this evening, ushering in Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day, the atmosphere will change. Slowly, the quotidian routine will give way to reflection as businesses and leisure venues close to allow the nation to honor the memory of the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

The official events will start at 8 p.m. with the main ceremony at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, at which President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are scheduled to speak. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev will light the memorial flame, and Holocaust survivor Esther Meron will speak in the name of all the survivors.

During the ceremony, six other survivors will light six torches, each one representing 1 million victims: Moshe Ha-Elion, Moshe Jakubowitz, Jeannine Sebbane-Bouhanna, Moshe Porat, Max Privler, and Elka Reines-Abramovitz.
Read the whole article for more. And see also this article about how the Arab/Islamic world has nothing but contempt for victims.

Update: also see this article about why it's up to 3rd generation descendants of survivors to record their biographies now.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 

Israel's president stands with Egyptian Christians

Reuven Rivlin came out in support of persecuted Christians following the terrorist attack at a church in Egypt that left dozens of people dead (Hat tip: Breitbart):
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the persecution of Middle East Christians was “a stain on humanity,” during a meeting on Wednesday with leaders of Jerusalem’s Christian community.

Rivlin told the religious figures that Israel’s thoughts were with the region’s oppressed Christian communities, including those murdered and wounded in the ongoing Syrian Civil War and those being attacked by Islamic State, including the dozens killed in twin suicide bombings in Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday.

The president noted that the Jewish people “know better than any what it means to pray in fear, and suffer from terrorism,” and vowed Israel would “protect your freedom of worship, your security and the security of your holy sites.”
Something has to be done about this now. The best way would be to get Islam out of Egypt, as it doesn't belong there, or anywhere.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 

French police had Champs-Elysees attacker detained, then released him

They almost had him in custody, then they had to release him:
The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. He was also convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in the shootings of two police officers.

[...] Investigators believe at this stage that the gunman, 39-year-old Frenchman Karim Cheurfi, was alone in killing a police officer and wounding two others and a German tourist on Thursday night, less than 72 hours before polls open, a French official who discussed details of the investigation with the AP said on condition of anonymity.

The official and another, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said Cheurfi was detained toward the end of February after speaking threateningly about police but was then released for lack of evidence.
It's terrible they botched the case, and look what happened as a result.

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Hooters is kowtowing to Islam

The restaurant business notable for the hot outfits worn by the waitresses is opening up outlets across Asia, as they say, and in the process, turning sharia compliant when they get to Muslim countries like Indonesia:
The term "Hooters Girl" has long been associated with skimpy tops and short skirts, but they might look a little different in Asia.

In the Jakarta outlet for example, the company is working on a new uniform that will feature longer skirts, higher necklines and thicker stockings.

“We want to be culturally respectful,” Neil Bailey, the president of Hooters Asia told news outlet Channel NewsAsia.

“We sat down with members of the local governing boards and advisors of a mosque nearby. We showed them our website and said: ‘This is who we are. We know this is not acceptable so what would be acceptable?"

The outlet has a Halal menu that has a selection for kids included, and the restaurant is decked out with high chairs and booster seats.
If they want to cater to family friendly audiences, that's fine. But Islam is not family-friendly, and the managers' inability to distinguish between what is a culture worthy of respect and what isn't is galling. It makes no difference whether the chairman defends their concept stateside; if he kowtows to Islam, that's bad.

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Haredi plane passenger holds up flight over film screenings

Another case of a Haredi potentially breaking the law on airline flights, on a sojourn between Israel and Ukraine:
A plane was delayed for over an hour on Thursday when an ultra-Orthodox man complained about a movie shown on the screen and refused to take his seat.

The flight from Kiev to Israel on the El Al-owned low-cost airline Up was unable to take off while the man insisted that the overhead screens be disabled.

“Our departure from Kiev tonight was delayed by an hour when an ultra-Orthodox man decided to take over the flight and announced that he would not take his seat until the screens were retracted,” sports reporter Amit Horsky posted on Facebook, along with a video of the incident.

“Every attempt by the crew and passengers to convince him [to sit down] didn’t help,” he wrote. “The plane, which was already on the runway, returned to the gate. The door was opened and an El Al security guard boarded the plane. After much pleading the ‘righteous man’ agreed to sit down.”

“I want to stress that dozens of ultra-Orthodox passengers on the flight yelled at the man, explaining to him that he was profaning God’s name through his actions,” Horsky said. “They told him that he was wasting important time for the 200 people whom he was detaining. An argument broke out between them which at times got very loud.

“The main thing is that this ‘righteous man’ has prostrated himself in Uman,” Horsky added cynically, referring to the site of the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, where thousands of Hasidim come to pray.

In an official response to the incident, El Al said that the passenger allowed the flight to depart after flight attendants provided blindfolds for him and his family.
This was no righteous man at all. This was just some selfish product of socialist mentality who's using God's name in vain, and his family clearly weren't helping either. Even if some of the other Haredis on board protested his selfishness, they've still got to consider that the mindset he's clearly been raised on led to this latest embarrassment. The man should be fined and not allowed to travel the airline ever again.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 

President Trump offers condolences to French victims of terrorism

Donald Trump's addressed the case of the latest jihad attacks in Paris:
President Donald Trump responded during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni to a question on the shooting of a police officer in Paris on Thursday.

“Our condolences from our country to the people of France,” said President Trump. “It looks like another terrorist attack,” he continued. “What can you say, it never ends.”

We have to be strong, we have to be vigilant, the President resolved.
Trump's done the right thing to speak out on the issue. Again, Francois Hollande's done some of the worst damage to the country, and he remains unrepentant over any wrongs he's committed.

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Shooting on Champs Elysee leaves policeman dead

The latest terrorist attack in France took place on the Champs Elysee in Paris, involving two jihadists, one of whom is reportedly dead, and unfortunately, a policeman is too.

Francois Hollande has left a true disaster in his wake on his way out from a job he didn't deserve.

Update: more on Israel National News, the UK Mail and the Jerusalem Post.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 

NYT runs victimology article by one of the worst PLO terrorists now in prison

The NYT's deservedly taken a lot of flak for running an article by Marwan Barghouti, a PLO terrorist now serving time in prison:
Calling imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian is like calling Syrian President Bashar Assad a pediatrician, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated in a press release Tuesday. "These are murderers, these are terrorists and we will not lose clarity," he added.

Israeli politicians from across the political spectrum fiercely condemned The New York Times for publishing an op-ed by Barghouti that neglected to mention that he is in prison for murder, not his political views.

Barghouti was convicted in June 2004 of five murders and an attempted murder, including that of a Greek Orthodox priest he mistook for a rabbi. He was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences and 40 additional years in prison. But the newspaper’s tagline on the article called him a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian.

The Times later added on its website that Barghouti was a convicted murderer.

"This article explained the writer's prison sentence but neglected to provide sufficient context by stating the offense of which he was convicted," the Editor's Note clarifies in its addendum.

"They were five counts of murder and membership in a terrorist organization. Mr. Barghouti declined to offer a defense at his trial and refused to recognize the Israeli court’s jurisdiction and legitimacy," it added.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Michael Oren (Kulanu) compared Barghouti to Dylann Roof, an American mass murderer and white supremacist convicted of killing nine people in the June 2015 Charleston church shooting.

“Shame on NYT for printing libelous op-ed by convicted killer Barghouti, the Palestinian Dylann Roof,”
Oren wrote on Twitter. “Americans would be horrified. So are we.”

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said the Times’ decision to “print an article by a terrorist without mentioning that he killed Jews in cold blood just because they were Jewish is not freedom of expression but anarchy."

“When a newspaper that considers itself important grants murderers a platform it gives legitimacy and a prize to terror,” Hotovely said.

Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett posted on Facebook a picture of Yoela Chen, a mother of two who was murdered at a gas station on her way to a wedding by terrorists under orders from Barghouti. Bennett noted that as the commander of Fatah’s Tanzim paramilitary offshoot, Barghouti was behind the murders of dozens of Israelis.

“Marwan Barghouti is not just an enemy,” Bennett wrote. “He is a lowly murderer who should rot in prison until the day he dies.”
More than that, he should receive the death sentence. The NYT may have offered clarification in response to the condemnations they got, but if they go right back to how they've acted before, then there's no point in apologizing. The best thing to do is cancel all subscriptions to them.

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