Posts Tagged ‘middle east’

(By Timon Dias)

During Operation Pillar of Defense, it became clear to me that most Western college students and opinion makers do not despise or loathe Hamas the way it factually deserves. I personally do not understand this, and I know that most Israeli´s don’t understand this either.

Hamas represents everything that postmodern minds would be expected to oppose with vigor. It is an organization of freedom hating, theocratic, tyrannical, life loathing thugs that preaches deathcult and genocide. And they don’t just preach it. Through their zealous indoctrination, they make their Gazan subordinates practice what Hamas preaches.  (more…)

This radio show host cannot introduce his show – too many rocket alerts overrule his show’s start. Gives you a feel for how it was / is / will be again soon.

rockets fired to israel

Check out Israel National Radio – Tamar Yonah. Listen to full audio here.

Check out – Aaron Klein Show. Listen to full audio here.

An interview by Aaron Klein with former CIA spy.

Aaron Klein. Listen to full audio here.

Blood libel (also blood accusation) is a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, usually Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays. Historically, these claims—alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration—have been a major theme in European persecution of Jews. (Wikipedia)

A note on ‘Palestine’. Consider the continued Jewish presence in Palestine & the quotes below. Who can lay claim to Palestine is its “original inhabitants”? Surely the Jews cannot be excluded, at least.

In 1888, Professor Sir John William Dawson wrote: Immigration took place from Europe, from North Africa (mainly to Jaffa) and from the Yemen.

“Until today (1888), no people has succeeded in establishing national dominion in the Land of Israel. No national unity, in the spirit of nationalism, has acquired any hold there. The mixed multitude of itinerant tribes that managed to settle there did so on lease, as temporary residents. It seems that they await the return of the permanent residents of the land.” (Wikipedia)

Prior to the Ottoman Empire’s dismemberment, the population of the area comprising modern Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip was not exclusively Muslim. Under the rule of the Ottoman Empire in the mid-16th century, there were [?no more than?] 10,000 Jews in Palestine, (Wikipedia)

Check out Line of Fire Radio. Listen to full audio here.

CAIRO – Egypt’s military will retain broad executive powers, help shape the framing of a new constitution and keep its vast financial holdings hidden even after an elected parliament is seated, one of the ruling generals told foreign journalists Wednesday.

Maj. Gen. Mukhtar Mulla sounded at times conciliatory and other times defensive or defiant in a rare two-hour interview that offered the most in-depth look to date at the vision that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has for Egypt’s democratic transition. Since they took power upon President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster last February, the reclusive generals typically have announced their plans via state media or an official Facebook page.

“We don’t speak of our work. We let our work speak for us,” Mulla said, explaining the opacity of the council’s inner workings and its financial portfolio.

The latest communique, issued Wednesday, hands executive powers to the military-appointed interim prime minister, Kamal el-Ganzouri, except for command of the armed forces and the judiciary.

Albert Mohler, The Briefing. Listen to full audio here.

 

Fear-mongering? Well, no. Everyone ignores Hitler when he was broadcasting his plans. He was just harmless & crazy … just like Ahmadinejad right?

“Pentagon chief laments Israel’s growing ‘isolation’ from traditional partners like Turkey” – Washington Post

Did the US have no impact on this “growing isolation”? Maybe it depends on the media & spin you’ve been exposed to. Really – check out the history of the “peace process” & see where offers & concessions happened. Check how many concessions the PA, Hamas & Hezbollah made.

Also, an update on future politics in Egypt. Concerns around the elections in Egypt – 60% thus far (at time of this recording) went to Islamist parties. Realistically the hopes for peace would have been in victories for secular parties.

…and insurgency warning in weeks or months ahead in pro-western Jordan. Would the US support Jordan or also ‘assist’ in terms of toppling the government of the only likely peaceful border that Israel has?

Aaron Klein. Listen to full audio here.


Audio: Mosab, the eldest son of a famous Islamic leader in Hamas, was a keen believer in Islam, but after an intense period of working as a double-agent he eventually realised that Israel was not the enemy after all. He found the Truth in the Bible someone gave him could best describe what he saw people do & was challenged to start his journey of becoming a follower of Jesus.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas founder and leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, famously converted to Christianity, served for over a decade as the Shin Bet security service’s most valuable source in the militant organization’s leadership. The intelligence he supplied Israel led to the exposure of a number of terrorist cells, and to the prevention of dozens of suicide bombings and assassination attempts on Israeli figures. Mosab was considered the Shin Bet’s most reliable source in the Hamas leadership, earning himself the nickname “the Green Prince” – using the color of the Islamist group’s flag, and “prince” because of his pedigree as the son of one of the movement’s founders.

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