Friday, September 25, 2015

"Shtinkers" and other Rats

The Left demands an anti-Settler Litmus Test for Diplomatic Appointments

By Steven Plaut



The latest tactic of Israel's anti-democratic Fascist Left is a campaign to recruit foreign governments to refuse to accept Israeli diplomats posted to serve there if the diplomat holds opinions contrary to those of the Radical Left.  The Radical Left represents at most 4% of Israelis.


The current brouhaha involves Dani Dayan, who used to be head of the Yesha (West Bank) regional council and is a "settler" who lives on the "wrong" side of the pre-1967 Green Line border.   The Brazil government muttered a bit at the idea of such a "settler" being appointed as Israeli Ambassador to the country.   But the personal opinions of diplomats are generally not an issue in approving such appointments. 


Things escalated when several Israeli far-leftist ex-members of the diplomatic corps, led by Alon Liel (who these days teaches at Tel Aviv University), interfered and issued their own call to Brazil to refuse to approve the appointment ( ).  Liel is an anti-Zionist who is a leading figure in the BDS terrorism movement that calls for a world boycott of Israel.  A petition of ultra-leftists is circulating in Israel ( ) to support the campaign for Brazil to BDS away Dayan.  Liel's sidekick Amiram Goldblum, a founder of Peace Now, who together with Liel fabricated the now-infamous "apartheid" pseudo-survey, appeared on a Channel One TV newscast ( defend those calling on Brazil to reject Dayan.  The Channel One MC then referred to such people as "shtinkers," Hebrew slang for informers or rats.  Goldblum and Liel had earlier initiated petitions to EU governments to unilaterally recognize "Palestine."


   The Channel One MC blasted Goldblum and his friends, claiming they were evidently incapable of persuading the Israeli public of the correctness of their positions and so were using illegitimate tactics to coerce Israel into accepting the Left's agenda, using foreign pressures and extortion.  Some in Israel are denouncing the leftists involved in the campaign to get Brazil to reject Dayan as traitors (see ).  These leftists are the same people who foam at the mouth whenever anyone suggests that Supreme Court appointees be people who oppose judicial activism and who therefore support the rule of law.


    More generally, the Far Left in Israel has never had any respect for the rule of law and democracy.  Since it cannot convince more than 4% of Israelis of the correctness of its agenda, it resorts to underhanded anti-democratic tactics involving recruitment of pressures from foreign entities to coerce Israel.   The Left opposes Israeli sovereignty and supports efforts to undermine that sovereignty.   Imagine if someone were to suggest a campaign against all civil servant and judicial appointments of anyone who is NOT in favor of expanding settlements!   Why is the fascist campaign by the Far Left to have an anti-settler litmus test for diplomatic appointees any less objectionable?

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Try the Syria Solution!


1.  Try the Syrian Solution!!


So let us see if we have this clear now.  The entire world seems convinced that a reasonable solution to the problem of Syria is now to empty out Syria of people and assist them all to move as migrants or "refugees" to Europe.


SO it occurs to me.  Why is that NOT a solution to the problem of the Gaza Strip?




Take a few million of these people... or they'll turn into terrorists and kill you.



3.  So Iceland's capital Reykjavik is boycotting the Jews of Israel?

      Let us understand this.  The Jews have made unparalleled contributions to civilization for at least 3000 years.  The main cultural contribution of Iceland to humanity is a belief in elves and a lot of cute elf houses.


The internet suffix for web sites in Iceland is IS.

Anyone see anything symbolic in that?

Here is the email address of the Mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur B. Eggertsson, if you would like to write to him:



4.  Jews Against Themselves. Edward Alexander. Published by Transaction Publishers, 2015. $24.95 pp.178

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Send the "Refugees" to Iceland!!!

Send the "Refugees" to Iceland!!!



   I suppose that by now all have heard that a complete BDS boycott of Israeli products was adopted by the municipality of Reykjavik, the rather dreary capital of Iceland.   The Icelandeers are upset at continuing Israeli "occupation" of the "Palestinians."  Iceland has no Jewish community at all, although may have a sprinkling of individual Jews, and the wife of the President there is supposed to be an ex-Israeli.   Reykjavik is most memorable for that quip in an episode of the Sopranos where gangster Tony Soprano responds to an Icelandic stewardess saying "Reykjavik," by commenting, "And if you do you will clean it up."


   Under the circumstances, it occurs to me that a great historic opportunity now presents itself for righting historic wrongs and for achieving social justice.  Why should we not take all the "refugees" now crowding train stations in Hungary, Serbia, and the Greek islands and simply ship them all off to Iceland?  Why should these people be denied the pleasure of listening to Björk Guðmundsdóttir or of lunching on skyr, hangikjöt, kleinur, laufabrauð and bollur?


   Iceland is mainly empty so there is lots of room free for 700 or 800 thousand Middle Eastern "refugees" and migrants.   I am sure the Icelandeers will accommodate the Levantines by prohibiting pork consumption and requiring headscarves, which would be no burden, given the weather.   Unlike Hungary, no nasty Icelandic journalist will intentionally trip Syrian migrants carrying their children and knock them down on to the grass, since there is no grass in Iceland.  And after all those international bailouts of Iceland, surely no Icelandeers will complain.  (Remember the quip:  What is the capital of Iceland?  Answer, around 40 dollars.)


   There is however one concern.  Iceland becomes uninhabitable every century or so due to multiple explosions of violent volcanoes and the flooding from glacial melt-off.   What would happen if this were to occur after the Middle East migrants are ensconced on the island?   I mean, at that point, the whole world would have to go searching for places of refuge whither the Syrian "refugees" in Iceland could go to escape and live in safety.


    I am thinking here maybe Syria?



Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Plight of the Trek to Freedom



The Plight of the Trek to Freedom


By Steven Plaut



Keleti Station, Budapest


     Comrades, it is time to reveal the heroic struggle we have been undertaking to allow the banned and tormented refugees from reaching European shores.   It became clear that no European country was prepared to admit our "cargo" and allow us to seek opportunity in the EU, preferring that we be condemned to suffering and hardship.


   The refugees and migrants in question are our cases of AHAVA cosmetics, which are banned from the EU because they are extracted from a part of the Dead Sea that technically lies outside the pre-1967 Green Line and so is deemed to be in "Palestinian" territory.   Our migrants are bottles stigmatized and branded with a mark that shows they are the products of "occupation."   Unlike al-Qaeda and ISIS migrants from Syria.


   It all began a month ago with a perilous midnight boat journal from a port somewhere in the Eastern Mediterranean, in an over-crowded dinghy.  Through shark-infested waters we rowed and sailed, hoping our cosmetic refugees might reach safety.  Passing coast guard ships from Turkey failed to identify us or stop us.


    Eventually we reached the shores of one of the Greek islands, Lesbos, and sneaked ashore in the early hours before dawn.   It took considerable ingenuity and more than a bit of bribery before we found a Greek lorry driver willing to help us smuggle our cosmetic migrants across the borders into Macedonia.  The Macedonians frankly did not know what to make of us and did not care very much just as long as we left Macedonia as quickly as possible.


      In exchange for a few bottles of AHAVA cosmetics, we found some peasant women who agreed to help us transport our suffering cargo across into Serbia.  Eventually we reached the tents set up at the Serbian international border with Hungary.  But the Hungarian police were too busy trying to control the crowds of Syrian and Afghan "migrants."  When they were distracted, away we crept, crossing into Hungary with almost no one taking any notice. 


   Days later and numerous adventures later, we finally reached the Keleti (East) Station inside Budapest, from which all the trains were departing for Austria and Germany.  And so now here we wait.   We are begging the world to take pity on our bottles of cosmetics and allow them to be placed on one of the few trains that are being permitted to cross the border.  A special plea has been sent to Angela Merkel with the offer of providing her with a lifetime of free facial cream in exchange for refuge.


   We will keep you informed!


Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The Israeli Media find a US prez candidate they Like

There has been an interesting twist in the Israeli media in recent days.   The Israeli media, which in any case understand very little about the United States politics, have discovered a candidate with whom they wish to identify and over whom they can enthuse.


That candidate is Bernie Sanders.  A typical "news story" this week had Channel One news talking head spouting out his excitement.  Will the next US president be a Jewish socialist, he asks?   Most of the rest of the media share his excitement.


Huh?   Why should these media chatterers in Israeli be so focused on a character like Sanders?  It is not, let us emphasize, because Sanders is Jewish.  That does not interest the Israeli media much and in any case Bernie is not particularly Jewish nor particularly pro-Israel.


Instead, it is because Bernie is a socialist.


To understand this, one needs to understand that the word "socialist" in Israel, unlike in all the primary states in the US other than New Hampshire and Vermont, is considered to be a compliment.  Americans may think that socialists are immature people choosing feel-good political positions about equality in the hope that this will result in their having a lot of friends, but Israelis really like the term.  In the Israeli media, there is no term more damning than "capitalist" and the media rarely use the word capitalist by itself, usually replacing it with "piggish capitalism."  The Israeli media are dominated by the Left, meaning those who vote Labor or further Left, and they just love the feel-good ideas of socialism and equality.  Nothing excites them more than redistributing those things it has no idea of how to get produced in the first place. 


In America, such "socialism" might get you some New Hampshire votes against an imploding Hillary campaign, but little else.  Bernie will be a forgotten old chatterer in a year.   But in Israel, much of the public still lives in the fantasy world of "good socialism," including Likud voters.  Never mind that the Israeli economy is one of the more successful capitalist economies on the planet.


Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Radical Left calls for converting V-E Day into Day of Mourning

Radical Left calls for converting V-E Day into Day of Mourning


By Steven Plaut



   In an amazing development, the Israeli Radical Left, led by groups like Peace Now and the Meretz Party, along with numerous tenured radical academics from the universities, has announced that it is calling on the world to convert May 8 of V-E Day into a day of international mourning and contrition.   V-E Day is the day, still celebrated in many places, on which Nazi Germany surrendered, ending World War II in Europe.  While generally celebrated as a day of happiness and merriment, the radical Israeli Leftists believe that such displays are insensitive because they overlook the real human tragedies and suffering of the German people when they lost the war.   Hence, they are proposing that V-E Day be renamed Katastrophe Day to display sensitivity and identification with the German "Other."


    Such an ideological position is largely consistent with the politics of the Radical Left in recent times.  For years, the radicals have referred to Israel's victory in it War of Independence against Arab armies and militias as "Nakba Day," where Nakba is the Arabic word for catastrophe.  Leftists have held Nakba Day mourning commemorations on the anniversaries of Israel's victory in the War of Independence, in which they mourn the existence of Israel and the "suffering" its existence has caused to Arabs.  Israeli universities have had to cope with demands by radical faculty and students and from Arab student unions demanding to hold such mourning ceremonies each year.   Leftist bureaucrats in the Ministry of Education have added "Nakba narratives" to textbooks about the country's creation, in which the "suffering" of Arabs as a result of Israel's emerging victorious are emphasized.  The radical anti-Israel daily Haaretz has been particularly shrill about the need for Israelis to adopt the "Nakba narrative" as their own.  What could be a more effective way to promote peace than through such sensitivity?


    Hence the new initiative is entirely consistent with the years of campaigning by the Radical Left for turning Israeli Independence Day into a day of mourning.   According to a Peace Now activist, V-E Day celebrations throughout the world have long ignored the human costs to the ordinary German.  The end of the war was a "victory" only in the eyes of the victors, while the civilians on the losing side suffered.  The world has long ignored the fact that between 12 and 14 million Germans became refugees as a result of the V-E victory, including the Volkdeutsche populations of many European countries.  German civilians living in areas falling to the Allies also suffered, worst of all in the Soviet controlled zone.  Peace requires that their "narrative" be heard alongside the official one.  Some universities have held conferences on Critical Theories of the Allied Victory, in which the alternative narratives are given prominence and the sufferings of the Germans are emphasized.   


    According to the proposal by the radical leftists, Katastrophe Day mourning events will emphasize the role of the Potsdam Conference in condemning such ordinary Germans to suffering.  Similarly, textbooks in which World War II is discussed would have to be edited to allow presentation of all narratives.  In some cases, leftists have proposed that flags be lowered to half mast on Katastrophe Day.  Some Israeli politicians have proposed a law that would prohibit any use of public funds for either Nakba Day or Katastrophe Day mourning events, but the Left, led by the academic radicals, has been quick in denouncing such measures as anti-democratic and violations of academic freedom.  Petitions signed by hundreds of intellectuals from around the world have condemned these "anti-democratic" proposals, while endorsing and defending their Israeli leftist academic colleagues who have promoted such events.


   Moreover, nothing was ever done by the world community to redress the suffering of the millions of displaced German refugees, forced to flee their homes as a result of the Allied victory.  V-E Day events converted into Katastrophe Day commemorations will emphasize that these refugees have yet to be granted their Right of Return to their pre-war homelands, and have never been compensated for lost property.  Why should they not be granted the same sort of assistance and aid that Palestinians have enjoyed for  67 years?  Why was there never an UNRWA established to assist them?   


   The radical Israeli Left has long been successful in converting Palestinian Arabs into innocent victims, deserving of understanding and empathy and assistance and financing, not to mention self-determination and statehood.   Why should the Left not capitalize on its victory with a similar campaign on behalf of the massively suffering Volkdeutsche and the other German victims of the V-E Day "victories"?  It is time to feel the pain of the Teutonic Other!!


Monday, June 08, 2015

A Letter to a Moderate Leftist Israeli



1.  Dear "moderate" Israeli Leftists. So you only want the world to boycott "settlements" and settlement policy but not the rest of Israel, or so you say?

Only one little problem. The democratically-elected government of Israel built and maintains these "settlements" so when you boycott them you are boycotting the decisions of the democratic government of all of Israel and you are boycotting the Israeli electorate. Making all of Israel a demonized pariah.  The existence of the "settlements" represents the will of the Israeli electorate.

But have no fear. Your BDS friends suffer from no such delusions. They do not seek to boycott only "settlements," or rather they see all of Israel as one big settlement that must be annihilated.

When BDSholes speak about "occupation," they do not mean the West Bank. They mean Haifa and Tel Aviv.

Hope that is clear to you now. Don't say you did not know.



2.  The guy in black is boycotting Israel as part of the BDS campaign because Israel is not moral enough of a regime:



3.   Am I the only one who thinks that Bojo Herzog looks astonishingly like Norman Bates from the Bates Motel?



4.  Everyone must be told:



5.   What happens when you do not enforce the anti-treason law:


Friday, June 05, 2015

Anna Frank is spotted




1.  Breaking news. Anna Frank is spotted in Israel throwing rocks at Dutch tourists. Pass it on!


In the latest outrage against Israel, the Dutch Prime Minister's Office issued a travel warning to its citizens to beware of rock-throwing Israelis in Judea and Samaria.

The Dutch government has issued a travel advisory to its nationals touring Israel to beware of Israeli "settlers" who throw "stones at foreigners and Palestinians."

In a seemingly anti-Semitic post, the official website of the Prime Minister of Holland has recommend that Dutch citizens exercise caution in the vicinity of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, alleging that residents of Israeli towns in the area "throw rocks at Palestinian and international vehicles," Israel's Ynetreports.

The travel warning, which lists the dangers of traveling within the region, claims that "Jewish settlers live in illegal settlements in the West Bank. These settlers regularly organize demonstrations on and around the roads. These demonstrations are sometimes violent. It happens that settlers throw stones at Palestinian and international vehicles."

The violent protests occur, the warning continues, because "Jewish settlers continue to build homes and villages in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, thus there are continuing protests and tensions have risen in Jerusalem." Certain areas in Judea and Samaria are listed as "zones of settler hostility."

There is no mention whatsoever of Palestinian terror, including rock-throwing by Palestinian terrorists, often resulting in severe injuries and death.

Regarding Gaza, the site warns of an unstable security situation in addition to the "ongoing risk of becoming a victim of an Israeli airstrike."

Israel has reacted furiously to what it calls "slander", adding that it will take the matter further.

The Israeli embassy in Holland said in response: "It is unacceptable to slander the name of a whole community. We will make our objections known to high level officials in Holland."

The Dutch have recently been entangled in several anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incidents.

A Jewish student in Holland discovered that official Dutch textbooks say that Israel committed war crimes and that its leaders are terrorists.

In another provocative decision, the government had decided to cut by 35 percent the pension of a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor for living in an Israeli community in Judea and Samaria.​ The decision generated a public outcry and was reversed.

By: United with Israel Staff



2.  Cash for Treason:


Left-wing Israeli groups received $27M from Europe over 3 years

Israel's NGO Transparency Law requires organizations to disclose direct and indirect funding from foreign governmental bodies • According to the Foreign Ministry, many of the organizations receiving massive funding promote anti-Israel activity.

Some 24 Israeli non-governmental political advocacy organizations dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reported a total of nearly 105 million shekels ($27 million) in direct and indirect funding from foreign governments, especially in the European Union, from 2012 to 2014, according to an NGO Monitor report from earlier this year.

The organizations are required by Israel's NGO Transparency Law to disclose funding from foreign governmental bodies. NGO Monitor collected and analyzed the data provided about donations given directly by foreign governments and those given via governmental conduits.

According to the Foreign Ministry, many of these organizations focus on Israel's activities in Judea and SamarSome of the organizations to receive foreign government funding were B'Tselem, Gisha, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Breaking the Silence.

The Breaking the Silence organization, which is dedicated to exposing alleged wrongdoings by the Israel Defense Forces, reportedly received some 2.2 million shekels ($573,000) in foreign funding. The group also recently launched an exhibit in Switzerland, receiving $16,000 in Swiss government funding and sparking Israel's condemnation.

Foreign funding is often given to organizations on a project basis. For example, left-wing organization B'Tselem's video project received several thousand dollars in funding, while the Coalition of Women for Peace received some 38,000 shekels ($9,900) for "international activities."

The data collected by NGO Monitor reveal massive funding from the EU and Norway, constituting 17.2% and 13%, respectively, of the total donations reported by political NGOs. Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Finland and the Netherlands were among other countries funding controversial NGOs.


3.  PPSSSTTTT. Pass it on. Orange telecom company to relocate its offices to Vichy



4.   Time to hit back:,7340,L-4663944,00.html


5.  A survey of Israeli youths appears in Maariv in Hebrew (  It finds that 52% of Israeli youths define themselves as "Rightists" and only (% as leftist.  A majority SUPPORT the Tag Machir people who vandalize Arab property.  


6.  After two generations in which assimilationist liberal (asslibib )American Jews misdefined Judaism as political liberalism, is there any wonder that now Obama misdefines himself as a Jew?



7.  Leftwing Fascism at Ben Gurion University:

Ben Gurion University - David Newman (Dean of Social Sciences) Smears BoG Michael Gross and Reveals Far-Leftist Conspiracy to Deny Gross' Freedom of Speech

Gross responds:

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tel Aviv University's Leftist Sexual Predator gets a Wrist Slap

Tel Aviv University's Leftist Sexual Predator gets a Wrist Slap

By Steven Plaut



Meet Ronen Shamir, a far-leftist sociology professor from Tel Aviv University.  ( ).   Strongly anti-capitalist and fond of denouncing Zionist "colonialism."    One of the tenured Ultra-Left who demanded that Israeli soldiers engage in mutiny and insurrection and refuse to serve ( ), and signer of other anti-Israel petitions.  He is 58 years old, and has often served as chairman of the Department of Sociology at Tel Aviv University, the same department that features Stalinist stars like Yehouda Shenhav.  He likes to publish in "Critical Sociology," where the word "Critical" is code for Marxist.


And Ronen Shamir has just become the latest tenured Leftist to be convicted of sexual misconduct with respect to his own students.  As in so many other cases, the Israeli university circled its wagons and attempted to protect him from prosecution.   Shamir just got off with a resounding wrist-slapping reprimand.


In recent years Israel has seen a whole spat of far-leftist professors, many of them sociologists, who got caught with their pants down while harassing their female students.  The most notorious was no doubt Eyal Ben Ari, a far-leftist sociologist at Hebrew University, who was accused of raping a student.  Ben Ari was eventually fired.  Before that he had been the thesis supervisor for that now-notorious MA thesis in which it was claimed that the fact that Israeli soldiers do not rape Arab women proves how racist the Jews are.  As I say, the thesis supervisor was later himself involved in raping and harassing a student.   Maybe he just did not want to be considered to be a racist.


Anyhow, now along comes Comrade Ronen Shamir and he gets indicted before a Tel Aviv University ethics committee for sexually harassing one of his own students, an Arab woman.  I guess he REALLY wanted to prove he was not racist.  Curiously, Haaretz broke the story (there had been rumors of a major sexual scandal at TAU for a few months but Shamir's name was not released until the Haaretz scoop - here ).  Haaretz decided to let its radical feminizt inclinations trump its otherwise love of circling the wagons to defend radical anti-Israel leftist faculty members.


The ethics code at TAU prohibits faculty members from dating or having relations with their own students (although this is relaxed after the student is no longer the professor's student).  Comrade Shamir had pursued an Arab woman student, his own student, whose name has not been released.  He eventually persuaded her to move in together.  All the other sociology department tenured leftists knew about the affair and kept quiet.  After a year, Shamir tired of his trophy Arab and left her.  The student complained about the prof to various other people, and word reached the TAU official for sexual harassment.   To retaliate, Shamir kept sending the student bizarre "anonymous" email messages that were signed by the name of a character from a Salman Rushdie novel (seems that Shamir is a Rushdie aficionado). 


The official for sexual harassment investigated the matter, eventually bringing it to the attention of the faculty ethics committee, composed of three law school profs.  (TAU's law school is probably the most leftist law school in Israel.)   Shamir was accused of harassing the student sexually and of behavior unbecoming a faculty member.  The ethics committee investigated the matter for four years (!!!).  Shamir evidently pressured the hapless student to come in and testify in his favor!   At one point he broke into her cell phone to extract personal private information.  The ethics committee found that Shamir had engaged in verbal and physical violence against the student.   The ethics committee did not convict Shamir of sexual harassment but it did convict him on several charges of conduct unbecoming a faculty member.  In the end it gave the professor a reprimand, and it did so in secret, refusing to publicize the verdict.  It became known only when Haaretz broke the story.


The ethics committee also ruled that Shamir cannot be department chairman in sociology for a few years, a ruling with which Shamir probably was delighted, since serving as department chair in a university department is a thankless royal pain in the butt.   The ethics committee basically put the Arab student on trial, accusing her of accusing Shamir out of a sense of hurt feelings and desire for revenge.  The University administration had demanded that Shamir be ordered to retire, but the committee refused to go along with that.  After all, when it comes to far-leftist Marxist sociologists, boys will be boys!  Where were all the radical feminist faculty members at Tel Aviv University?  I guess they were busy planning Nakba mourning commemorations. 


The tenured Left ordinarily is militantly feminist, demanding that women always be believed when they make charges against men, and even more so it is compulsively pro-Arab.   But when an Arab student makes charges against a tenured far-Leftist, all the campus Left is willing to do is to allow the perp to receive a resounding wrist tap.  



Thursday, May 21, 2015

So much for Kahlon the liberal reformer....



1.  Q: Quick, what is the difference between "Breaking the Silence" and "Breaking Bad."
A: One of them involves unemployed drugged-out urchins and ignoramuses spouting off their crazed fantasies. The other one takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



2.  Quick: Which ethnic minority is the least discriminated against and the best treated out of all ethnic minorities in the Middle East?
A: If you answered anything other than Arabs in Israel you have been watching the non-Fox media for too long.

Israel is the only country in the Middle East that is NOT an apartheid regime.


So let us see if we have this straight. Putting Palestinians in the West Bank in separate buses so they do not murder Jews is "apartheid," claim the caring Leftists. But the PLO demand that in any future Palestinian state not a single Jew will be allowed to reside there is NOT apartheid and any attempt to characterize it as such is just people being divisive. That clear now? Naturally, firing rockets at Jewish children and intentionally running over Jews with cars is never racism either.


And why is no one protesting the anti-Jewish apartheid that is being maintained on the Temple Mount to prevent Jews from visiting and praying there?



3.  I have been warning for two decades that the failure by so many in the Israeli Right to separate themselves from the infantile conspiracy "theories" about the Rabin assassination was serving to harm the electoral chances of the "Right" and convincing many in Israel that Rightists are loons. 
There is now one additional proof that I am correct. Shlomo Filber is the nominee to be director of the Ministry of Communications in Israel. However in the 1990s he proliferated the infantile conspiracy fiction invented by the deranged conspiracy nut Barry Chamish, a UFO-logist who publishes his "articles" on Holocaust Denial web sites. The "Rabin conspiracist theories" make the nonsense put out by the 911-Troofers almost appear logical. There is now a media campaign against Filber for his dabbling in Chamishist bullcrap. Filber says he no longer believes in the conspiracy nonsense, but the damages are already done.



4.  So after all the hoopla about how the new Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon would be a champion for economic reform and economic liberalism, along he comes and announces his maiden reform for the Israeli economy - rent controls. Meaning he is an economic illiterate who has never bothered to learn what markets are and what price controls do.



5.  Breaking news: Vatican to recognize Atlantis.



6.  Nomination for the very stupidest Israeli Leftist of the Century:

Israeli Haaretz columnist and Animal Rights nut proclaims that eating meat is a Holocaust, equivalent to Nazi Holocaust



7.  A Nakba a day keeps the terrorists away!



8.  Hebrew U Lefty: Ethnic cleansing of Jews is the way to prevent apartheid!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Recognize the Rights of the Visigoths

1.        Recognize the Legitimate Rights of Self-Determination Now!!


By Steven Plaut



Friends, Comrads, Zionists!


It is time we acknowledge Alaric I and his descendents as the true and rightful rulers of the Vatican. 


As you recall, the good Alaric took control of the Vatican on August 24, 410 CE, and turned it into a city of Visigoths.  Ever since then, the rights of the Visigoths to self-determination and freedom in the Vatican have been denied by Church authorities.   But these rights to the eternal city are eternal and must at long last be acknowledged.


Indeed, Visigoth rights stem directly from the Nakba that the long-suffering Visigoths suffered at the hands of Theodosius and the Eastern Empire based in Constantinople and also from the Huns.   Thousands of Visigoths were brutally murdered in the year 400 in Constantinople.  Clearly a two-state solution is called for whereby the Church can retain its control of Roman Ravenna and the Visigoths exercise their legitimate rights in the Vatican! 


Now obviously the Visigoths held hegemony over the Vatican many centuries before anyone even dreamed of inventing a "Palestinian people."   While "Palestinians" are nothing more than Arabs from neighboring areas who migrated into "Palestine" to take advantage of the rising standards of living produced by the influx of Zionist migrants and capital, the Visigoths are a bona fide ancient people having their own rich culture.  Indeed their culture was the foundation for that of Spain and Portugal.  They produced masterpieces of art and architecture.  And they were progressive reformers; their laws were the first in Europe to recognize the legal rights of married women and of community property of couples.  They were religiously tolerant and pluralistic.  Unlike the Vatican.


So now that the Vatican has decided to "recognize" the "Palestinian people," the only logical response from the world must be to recognize the legitimate rights of the Visigoths to the Vatican.   No justice – no peace.



2.     Eyal Megged is an Israeli far-leftist columnist and a "poet." Somewhat amazingly, he is a son of the great Israeli author Aharon Megged, a man who was decidedly non-leftist.

Eyal often writes in Haaretz. In his column today in Haaretz, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew,, he argues that there is no difference at all between the Nazi Holocaust of Jews in WWII and the killing of animals for food by humans.

I attach the entire atrocity below but it may suffice to read just a few of his comments:

There's no difference between what those who took control of the Jews did to us and what we do to the animals we have taken control of.
(I)n the animal's eyes, every man is a Nazi and every day is Treblinka
Anyone willing to open his heart to the monstrosity (of killing animals) cannot deny – there is no difference.

If a Holocaust survivor can admit there's an animal holocaust - we can too
There's no difference between what those who took control of the Jews did to us and what we do to the animals we have taken control of.
By Eyal Megged | May 14, 2015 | 
The comparison between the extermination of the Jews in WWII and the extermination of animals, day by day and hour by hour, repels and outrages most people. Speak freely about animal rights, they tell me, but leave our Holocaust alone, they say when I dare use the holy of holies to demonstrate my point. Mentioning the "Holocaust" is a deterrent, it undermines your just arguments.
It's of no help to me that Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer said, "in the animal's eyes, every man is a Nazi and every day is Treblinka," and that Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee's disturbing novel Elizabeth Costello deals with the animal holocaust. Every time I insert our holy holocaust into the argument, the faces shut down, at best, and I usually turn from attacker to attacked.
In other words, the Holocaust is actually a fast and effective way of deflecting the argument from the horrific crimes we are responsible for to the comfortable meadow of what was done to us. Or, in short, a way of turning from criminal to victim.
Dr. Alex Hershaft, a chemist by trade, is a Holocaust survivor who devotes his life to this issue – justifying the forbidden equation. Hershaft, a herald for whose steps people like me have waited breathlessly, is holding a series of meetings in Israel these days. This man, who experienced the horrors on his flesh, whose childhood landscape is the Warsaw Ghetto, cannot be told: "how dare you compare?"
In Hershaft's lecture, the Holocaust is not only a metaphor, it's the point. Most of it is dedicated to his personal story – how he survived and was saved – and only in the last part do the animals come in. The impression is indisputably overwhelming. Hershaft's tone is the opposite of Gary Yourofsky's – it is moderate, balanced, extraordinarily reserved, as though he is forcibly blocking the storm inside him. But it is no less shocking for all that.
His angle is the forbidden one. His resolute message is unmistakable. Hershaft says, even if not in so many words: as one who was there, I have the right to determine that there's no difference. There's no difference between what those who took control of us did to us and what we do to the animals we have taken control of.
Until we're convinced, until we internalize this, the Holocaust's lesson will not be learned. We keep declaring "never again" and mean that the evil that has been done to us will never recur. But the real lesson is the opposite: we will never again do to others the evil that has been done to us. We will never again distinguish between one living creature and another, we will never again see any living creature as inferior to ourselves. We will not deny it its feelings, its suffering and especially not its desire (which is as strong as ours) to live.
For years, Hershaft harbored the well-known guilt for having been saved. For years, he asked himself what was the point of his staying alive and what value could he give this life. Until he visited an abattoir and saw the looks of the cows and calves before their death. Since then, his soul can only find peace in the struggle for their right not to be stuffed into carriages and sent helplessly to the slaughter; their right not to be murdered in horrible ways. Hershaft dares to show us lines next to lines, limbs next to limbs, eyes next to eyes.
Anyone willing to open his heart to the monstrosity cannot deny – there is no difference.



3.    Those with good memories may recall the name Ram Cohen. He is a Stalinist who serves as school principal in a high school in Tel Aviv called, based partly on computer distance learning. Before that he was principal of a real school, the Aleph high school of the arts. He has been in the news repeatedly for misusing his position as principal to call for support for Israel's communist party HADASH (see…/HebrewU%20-%20Orit%20Kedar%20-%2…). The Ministry of Education investigated him for this. As principal, he is expected to keep his political opinions to himself. Let us note that high school teacher Yisrael Sharan was fired altogether when he wrote a letter to the Minister of Education that the Minister considered to be ideological, opposing the manner in which "Rabin's Legacy" was being taught.

In his new post Ram has been jihading against mezuzot. He ordered that no mezuza be affixed to entrances into classrooms in the school.,7340,L-4583366,00.html

After all, the mezuza offends the sensitivities of Stalinists.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Divine Bacon


1.   Cut the crap!

Not every set of difficulties in integrating a group into Israeli society constitutes "racism."

Those who have problems integrating themselves into Israeli society are not suffering from "discrimination."

Read my lips. The fact that a group is disproportionately among those arrested and jailed for crime does not show racism on the part of the police but rather heterogeneous rates of criminality. Have you learned nothing from the US?

Violent and disruptive protesting, including blocking traffic arteries, will only create hostility to the group perpetrating these things.

If you hold violent protests together with communist and other extremist demagogues, do not expect to get any sympathy from us.

A million immigrants from the ex-Soviet Union all faced severe problems and challenges of integration and they underperform in the labor market compared with other Israelis, yet they have never engaged in violent protests. Instead of complaining, they sought education and opportunity. They expressed their agenda by setting up political parties. Learn from them.

If your agenda is to demonize Israel as racist, fuggedaboudit.

If you have bona fide hard evidence of discrimination, let's see it.  Your general feelings of frustration and resentment and being disrespected do not count.


2.  Alternative hypothesis: What do you think? The real reason Lieberman did not join the Netanyahu government is that he figures if he does the bidding of the leftist establishment in the prosecutors' office and undercuts Netanyahu, then - like they did back when Olmert adopted the agenda of the Left - they will freeze all criminal investigations of him and his party.
Just paranoia?



3.  In the Haaretz weekend magazine from May 8, on page 52, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew runs a recipe for making "Divine Bacon." One would think that the editors would have been reluctant to run such a thing in the paper lest it offend Moslems, but there it is, with a nice large photo for all to see the culinary delight that the recipe prepares for all devoted readers of this pseudo-newspaper.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Oudist on the Roof

Oudist on the Roof

By Steven Plaut



The peace partners from the Palestinian Authority have announced that they have had enough of the Jews misappropriating Palestinian culture and folklore and claiming it as their own.  In order to set the record straight, the Palestinian Authority has decided to clear the air and stage the true musical play about the roots of Palestinian culture that was later distorted into Fiddler on the Roof, reclaiming what the Jewish colonialists have attempted to steal from the Palestinians.   American chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine will be holding amateur presentations of the play and the New York Metropolitan Opera announced plans to stage it after the play about Klinghoffer completes its run.


This new project is to show the real theatrical work that was later misappropriated by the Jews and misrepresented as based upon the writings of Shalom Aleichem.  Palestinian President Abu Mazen has greeted the new production with a call to restore the play to its original pristine Palestinian form, before it underwent Zionist distortion.


The new play is called Oudist on the Roof.  It shows the traditional Palestinian Oud player in various scenes breaking out in spontaneous song and music to accompany the singers and actors. 


The central figure in the play is Itboch, the humble village milkman.  He lives in a traditional Palestinian village before the Zionist colonialists conducted their ethnic cleansing of Arabs.  Itboch lives with his wife Jihada and their various unmarried daughters. 


In the first song of the play, Itboch comes out on stage and sings the new words to the Fiddler song "Tradition."  They go like this:  "Explosion, explosion, explosion":



Who, day and night, must scramble for a living,
Feed a wife and children, and pay the bills?
And who has the right, as master of the house,
To have the final word at home?

The Baba, the Baba! Explosion.
The Baba, the Baba! Explosion.



Itboch adorably likes to toss out citations from the Holy Books that do not actually appear there, to make himself appear to be learned.  After introducing other members of the Palestinian village, he breaks into song:


 "If I were a Shaheed, ya-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba die-dle-deidle, diedle diedle dum, all day long I'd detonate for fun, if I were a Shaheed guy."



Much of the plot concerns Itboch's efforts to marry off his daughters.   One of them refuses to marry an old man that her father has picked out for her because he is demanding no bride-price, so Itboch murders the girl in an honor killing.


Itboch sings the song "To Life" from Fiddler with a few editing changes to make it appropriate for a Palestinian musical.  The new words go like this:



To death! To death! Biladi!
Biladi, Biladi, to death!
If you've been lucky, then Monday was No worse than Sunday was,

Drink Biladi, to death.

To death, Biladi!
Biladi, Biladi, to death!
One day it's baklava cake,
Next day a stomach ache,
Drink Biladi, to death!



Another of Itboch's daughters decides to marry a communist.  But Itboch makes his peace with the idea since the local Palestinian Communist Party told him that the communists are really pro-Islam and not anti-religion.   Another daughter is to marry a nerdy guy who wheels out his new acquisition on a sewing machine table into the village square.  The "new arrival" is an al-Qassam rocket fastened to the top of the sewing machine.


At the end of the show, the Zionists enter the village dressed as Cossacks and order the poor Palestinian villagers to pick up and move out, to Jericho and Gaza.  The United Nations UNESCO has announced it is awarding the production a special subsidy.  Tel Aviv University will be the first institution in Israel to stage it.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Yet another Hebrew University Leftist Professor involved in Sexual Molestation and Harassment of Students

Yet another Hebrew University Leftist Professor involved in Sexual Molestation and Harassment of Students


Eyal Ben Ari ( ), the leftist Hebrew University sociologist fired for sexual harassment of students, has new company!


Mario Sznajder, co-author with Zev Sternhell ( , a leftist ( and a groupie of Che Guevara (see ), has been department chair of political science at the Hebrew University.


His hanky panky:


Hebrew U. bars professor from campus over sex harassment charges

Political science professor Mario Schneider will also pay compensation to student who outed herself on Facebook to tell her story.

 Yarden Skop | Apr. 16, 2015 | 3:01 AM

A Hebrew University student who filed a sexual harassment complaint against a senior professor identified herself publicly on Facebook on Wednesday, a day after the university announced the professor will stop teaching and counseling students, will be barred from campus for 18 months and will pay her compensation.

In her post, Efrat Jacob, who filed the complaint against Mario Schneider, a professor of political science, said her decision to go public "was primarily for myself, an opportunity to thank all those who supported me and helped me any way they could."

She said the harassment had continued for about six months, as did the handling of her complaint. "But yesterday it was over," she wrote. "Prof. Mario Schneider has been dismissed from Hebrew University."

The complaint, first reported by Channel 10 last month, was made to the university authorities, not to the police, and was handled by the university's disciplinary apparatus. Jacob said Schneider had harassed her verbally, saying things like, "It's known that Yemenite women are hot," and that he had summoned her to his office, where he touched her against her will and molested her.

The university investigated the complaint and found grounds for pursuing disciplinary action.

"The lecturer will no longer teach or counsel students in the future," university rector Asher Cohen wrote in a letter to the entire student body Tuesday. "He will not be able to enter the university's Mount Scopus campus for a year and a half, and for five years will not be allowed to participate in academic conferences or seminars at the university or sponsored by it. The lecturer has agreed to pay the student significant compensation. The student has committed not to make any additional future claims against the lecturer."

Schneider is 67 and was due to retire in any case. He will pay Jacob 95,000 shekels (nearly $24,000).

In his letter, Cohen added that the lecturer "took responsibility for his improper behavior toward the student and for the offensive and degrading treatment." He said Schneider has "expressed regret for his actions and apologized for the distress caused to the student."

In her Facebook post Wednesday, Jacob went into detail about the harassment, saying it had begun on a 10-day class trip abroad that was a component of the course she was taking with Schneider, "during which he harassed me several times and even touched me on several occasions."

"One day, when we were waiting in line someplace, Mario approached me and said, 'Your skirt is too short and it's hard for me to concentrate like that. I'm asking you not to come like that,'" wrote Jacob. "He didn't hesitate when he said it and he wasn't joking with me, he was serious. My lecturer is looking at my body and telling me that my skirt interferes with his concentration. What was going on here?

"It didn't end there; that was just the beginning. Later on there were comments about my rear end and there was touching. He had narrowed me down to my body parts. Mario related to my body in a callous, hurtful, racist and degrading way."

After their return to Israel, she said, she continued to feel uncomfortable and even fearful in his presence, and tried her best to avoid him. "The halls of the social sciences department were not safe for me; I would walk slowly to see if he was coming, staying close to openings so I could flee," wrote Jacob. "Every stroll through the campus became a [military] maneuver."

But she couldn't always avoid him. Once, she wrote, "he appeared in front of me" on campus.

"I froze," wrote Jacob. "I know that he's dangerous to me but my body doesn't move, I just mumble something about hurrying and having to go, but he didn't care. He doesn't see me at all and doesn't hear my 'no' at all."

She also wrote that at one point he attempted to kiss her, adding: "I fled, terrified, and started to run through the campus, crying. I couldn't calm down."

The fear had larger ramifications for her studies, said Jacob.

"Every lecturer became a suspect," she wrote. "I had to always be on guard, to pay attention to what I was wearing and how I spoke and where I was going. It was exhausting. I had come to study but I couldn't concentrate because I was busy avoiding dangers."

2.  Haaretz is aghast. And its devotion to leftwing fascism is never so clear!  On the exact same page in this "newspaper," Haaretz squeals its horror that the Supreme Court has ruled that Israelis can sue traitors inside Israel who are part of the BDS campaign of economic warfare against the existence of Israel ( and then - a centimeter away, without even stopping to take a breath - it endorses the efforts of the Far Left to petition the Supreme Court to ban a book written by two rabbis and the demands to have those rabbis incarcerated for daring to publish a book.

3.  So the Left and its fellow travelers think that Israel is being unreasonable when it demands that the "Palestinians" recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Hmmm. 

SO how bout we compromise. If the "Palestinians" do not want to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, how bout they simply recognize the fact that the "Palestinians" are a phony made-up pseudo-people characterized by Islamofascist ideology and genocidal ambitions, and that the "Palestinians" never really had any legitimate case for statehood but that, even if one were to suppose that they HAD such a case, they forfeited it by spending a century carrying out massacres of civilians and pursuing a genocidal ideological agenda.

4.  Remember bimbo Kayla Mueller? The "peace activist" that was reportedly kidnapped by ISIS terrorists, except it turns out she was not? She was in Syria as part of the ISM (International Solidarity Movement) terrorists efforts to help support Islamist terrorists? Just like St Pancake Corrie? Well, just like Rachel Corrie, the parents of this OTHER ISM terrorist have decided to recruit themselves in the jihad against Israel: 

5.  I would like to point out that in modern Israel, both milk and honey are subject to cartelistic control and Naftali Bennett, as Minister of Economics (Commerce), did nothing at all to change this.

6.  Egyptians for bombing Iran: 


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