Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 28, 2014 by Allahpundit

Yad Vashem is deeply alarmed by the recently escalating antisemitism and violence against Jews around the world. This virulent hatred is finding various expressions, ranging from attacks on synagogues in France and physical attacks against Jews, to pejorative name calling and refrains such as “Jews to the Gas” in Germany, to the use of swastikas at anti-Israel demonstrations, and antisemitic caricatures in newspapers and social media. Physical and verbal violence against Jews in purported response to the events in Gaza, is antisemitism…

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev said, “We call on the governments of the democracies around the world, particularly in Europe, to take immediate steps, using the legal and moral tools at their disposal, to protect Jewish citizens in their countries, and combat the expressions of antisemitism which we are witnessing in recent weeks.”

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In Britain, police have recorded more than 100 anti-Jewish hate crimes since the Gaza conflict began, including an attack on a rabbi by four Muslim youths in Gateshead, a Hassidic enclave in north-east England, and bricks thrown through the windows of a Belfast synagogue on two successive nights.

In Norway, police have recommended the temporary closure of two Jewish museums, for fear of attack, while in Copenhagen on the weekend police dispersed a pro-Israel rally out of concern for the safety of the participants.

German TV showed protesters from the country’s Arab minority threatening violence against Jews at a demonstration in Berlin on Thursday. Similar incidents took place in Frankfurt and Essen recently, according to police.

Dieter Graumann, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, was quoted by the Wall Street Journal as saying that he had never thought it possible that “anti-Semitic slogans of the worst and most primitive kind could be chanted on German streets,” in his lifetime.

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At around 2PM, hundreds of demonstrators started to gather on the avenue, which had been lined with riot police trucks. At first, people calmly chanted slogans such as “Palestine will live, Palestine will overcome,” “Zionists, fascists, you’re terrorists!” and “Israel murderer, [President] Hollande accomplice,” but the mood began to heat up once some Israeli flags were burned on the roof of a nearby building. Organizers had asked the demonstrators not to bring anything other that Palestinian and French flags, but many still exhibited Algerian, Turkish or pro-Muslim Brotherhood symbols. As the march was about to set off, the use of the slogan “Allahu akbar” became more and more frequent and a young man started waving the ISIS flag. At the same time, to the dismay of some non-asshole demonstrators, a team of journalists from the French channel, Télé channel was forced to leave as several individuals were threatening them with violence…

As the day drew to a close, the police ran out of ammunition. They tried to regain control by calling the units based in the suburbs of Paris, for backup. According to a young protester who was taking photographs of the clashes, the situation worsened because the policemen, “are on the side of the Jews who own all the stores in the area.”

At about 7PM, passing the Barbès metro station I saw two friends taking pictures of each other while miming the “quenelle” gesture — which is seen by many as anti-Semitic — in front of a couple of exhausted policemen. One of the officers turned to his colleague and said that it’d been a long time since he had last seen such violent riots in Paris…

In an interview with the pro-Israeli website lemondejuif.info, Roger Cukierman, president of the official French affiliate of the World Jewish Congress, said that “this kind of new anti-Semitism could lead to the departure of all Jews.”

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As Operation Protective Edge continues in Gaza, the Jews of the European diaspora are looking about and seeing an increasingly hostile home. A pair of particularly violent outbreaks of anti-Semitism in France and the Netherlands seems to foreshadow a future conflagration fueled by moral relativism and sparked by Europe’s growing Islamic slums. Muslims spouting Sharia and jihad have no room for Israel and Jews in their future world, and post-Christian Europe offers little resistance to those who promise hate and violence.

Paris’s Jews suffered attacks on three synagogues and a series of assaults and attempted fire bombings in recent weeks. Phrases like “Death to the Jews” are commonplace now in European protests, used almost to the point of trope, retaining raw force only through the sheer strength of the speakers’ hate. Berlin’s air, too, is again polluted by anti-Semitic chants and clamor. More and more, what claim to be “pro-Palestine” or “anti-Zionist aggression” demonstrations are nothing more than platforms to cry for the deaths of Jews everywhere…

German National Socialism is a very particular political system, perhaps unique to the inter-bellum period. Accusations of Nazism are incongruous when applied to Jews, or even Muslims for that matter. But ignoring the definitional incoherence of the attack, it boggles the mind to see racism accepted as political dialogue. Through passivity before radical Islam, Europe attacks Jews who are her citizens, salving her burning conscience by equivocating them with the state of Israel. It is one thing to accuse another nation of using disproportionate force in self-defense. It’s another thing entirely to allow anti-Semitism to flourish.

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“Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving the black flags of the Islamic State, or ISIS as it used to be known. They were looking for new supporters for their cause, the creation of a worldwide caliphate answering to the man who now calls himself Ibrahim: a zealot too radical even for Al Qaeda who has stormed through Syria and Iraq carrying out mass executions, crucifying rivals, beheading enemies. But these marchers were not in Syria or Iraq; they were in The Hague in The Netherlands. And their message was one tailored to the disaffected young descendants of Muslim immigrants in Europe…

Many of the demonstrators covered their faces with Palestinian scarves or balaclavas. “Anyone who doesn’t jump is a Jew,” someone shouted as the whole group started jumping in a scene that might have been ludicrous if it weren’t for the hateful message. “Death to the Jews!” the crowd shouted in Arabic.

This scene last Thursday came in the wake of an earlier demonstration supposed to defend the Palestinians suffering in Gaza, which turned quickly into a hatefest targeting Israel, with people carrying placards that screamed “Zionism is Nazism.” But while the comingling of pro-Palestinian, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic sentiment has become all too common in European protests in recent weeks, that the battle flag of the Islamic State waved in the streets of The Netherlands on July 24 is something new and particularly dangerous.

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Even before the recent conflict in Gaza, anti-Semitic incidents were on the increase in France. Last year more than 3,000 Jews decided to move and make their future in Israel.

In May four people were shot dead at a Jewish museum in Brussels.

Governments face a dilemma: they want to defend the right to protest against Israel’s attacks in heavily-populated Gaza and yet they are not prepared to have anti-Semitic slogans once again shouted on the streets of Europe…

A former Israeli minister, Natan Sharansky, was quoted at the weekend as saying “we are seeing the beginning of the end of Jewish history in Europe”.

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There has been also been an explosion of anti-semitic abuse on social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.

One man called for a Jewish neighbourhood in London to be bombed so ‘Jews feel the pain’ of the Palestinians.

In a separate incident, a BBC journalist was reprimanded after seeming to suggest western politicians failed to intervene in the Middle East because they had been ‘bought’ by the Jews…

In Germany an Imam reportedly called on Muslims to murder ‘Zionist Jews’ and Jewish people have been attacked in the street.

Police had to step in to protect an Israeli tourist couple from protesters who charged at them shouting ‘Jew! We’ll get you.’

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Meanwhile in Austria this week, a friendly football match between the Israel’s Maccabi Haifa and a French team had to be called off, after protesters stormed the pitch and fought with the players. The Haifa captain, Yossi Benayoun, defended his players for fighting back, saying “We had no choice but to defend ourselves”.

The pitch invaders in Austria were mostly immigrants of Palestinian origin, and around Europe the new anti-Semitism is being seen a phenomenon confined to Arab and Muslim communities.

The Israeli ambassador to Germany, Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, claimed this week that the protests against Israel are attracting an “unholy alliance” of Islamists, neo-Nazis and extreme leftists

“Islamists and Nazis share ‘the Jew’ as the enemy,” Raphael Gross, director of Frankfurt’s Jewish Museum, told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Historically, this coalition is therefore not inconceivable.

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Very often, anti-Israel protesters treat Israel not just as a nation at war – like Britain, America or France, which also frequently launch wars that kill huge numbers of civilians – but also as the warper of policy and morality in the West, as a source of poison in global affairs, as the architect of instability across the globe. Indeed, a few years ago a poll of Europeans found that a majority of them view Israel as “the biggest threat to world peace”. So Israel is undoubtedly singled out by Leftists and others, and even more significantly it is singled out in a way that the Jews used to be singled out – that is, as a sinister, self-serving corrupter of nations and causer of chaos.

Much of today’s anti-Israel protesting has a conspiracy-theory feel to it, with its talk about powerful lobby groups designing wars behind closed doors in order to isolate Israel’s enemies and boost Israel’s fortunes. And this is in keeping with Left-wing politics generally, today. The Left has increasingly embraced a conspiracy-theory view of the world. It is now very common to hear Leftists talk about the “cabals of neocons” who control world affairs, or the “cult of bankers” who wreak havoc on our economies, or the Murdoch Empire that “orchestrates public life from the shadows” (to quote Labour MP Tom Watson). All seriously analytical and nuanced readings of international trends and political dynamics have been elbowed aside by contemporary Leftists, who prefer instead to argue that dark, hidden, mysterious forces are ruining politics, plotting wars, and enriching themselves at the expense of the poor. And, as history shows us, there is a thin line between railing against wicked cabals and cults and wondering out loud whether the Jews are secretly running world affairs, or at least wielding a disproportionate influence…

It is not an accident that the three key planks of the Left-wing outlook today – the anti-Israel anti-war sentiment, the shallow anti-capitalism of Occupy, and the worship of those who leak info from within the citadels of power – should all have had issues with anti-Semitism. It is because the left, feeling isolated from the public and bereft of any serious means for understanding modern political and economic affairs, has bought into a super-simplistic, black-and-white, borderline David Icke view of the world as a place overrun and ruled by cabals and cults and sinister lobby groups. And who has always, without fail, been the final cabal, the last cult, to find themselves shouldering the ultimate blame for the warped, hidden workings of politics, the economy and foreign turmoil? You got it – the Jews.

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These days, though, it’s not always subtext. Listen to the Occupy protesters in the clip above. Read this chilling article from a Chavist newspaper in Venezuela. Worst of all, consider the slogans chanted by the crowds around Europe as they attack Jewish shops. Ponder this shaming statement that the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial organisation has felt driven to put out. This isn’t about Israel now, if ever it was. It’s about something altogether older and uglier.

Our political opinions often reflect our character traits. If you’re a generous and optimistic person, if you take pleasure in the success of others, you’re likely to be cheered by the story of the Jewish people, their success against the odds, their disproportionate intellectual contribution to mankind. Far from decrying commercial and financial accomplishments, you recognise them as a source of happiness for everyone.

If, on the other hand, you are determined to see every exchange as a form of exploitation, every success as someone else’s defeat, every trade as a swindle, then the same promptings that make you anti-Israel may well make you anti-Semitic. It’s a tragic condition, a form of existential envy, and it goes back, if the Book of Esther is to be believed, at least 2,500 years:

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And again, you have to ask yourself, what do these groups want? What would they accomplish if they could accomplish anything? What would the Israelis do if they could do what they want? They would live in peace with their neighbors, if they had neighbors who would live in peace with them. They would simply continue to build out their high tech sector and thrive…

What do groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda and even Hamas want? They want to impose their religious views on the rest of humanity. They want stifle every freedom that decent, educated, secular people care about. This is not a trivial difference. And yet judging from the level of condemnation that Israel now receives, you would think the difference ran the other way.

This kind of confusion puts all of us in danger. This is the great story of our time. For the rest of our lives, and the lives of our children, we are going to be confronted by people who don’t want to live peacefully in a secular, pluralistic world, because they are desperate to get to Paradise, and they are willing to destroy the very possibility of human happiness along the way. The truth is, we are all living in Israel. It’s just that some of us haven’t realized it yet.


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Loving comes home, VA marriage ban struck down.

libfreeordie on July 28, 2014 at 11:54 PM

IS (IS) took note.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 AM

It’s incomprehensible how any Jew w/b for obama and his talking horse, Kerry.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I will never understand how a people that has been fukked with pretty much forever can still ask, “please sir, may I have another?” For crying out loud, there are elois even in Israel.

cabra viejo on July 29, 2014 at 12:05 AM

, yes it is. Hamas punishes the people who flee when the Israelis warn them to. Schadenfreude on July 28, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Exactly.

wolly4321 on July 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM

CR; Israel has welcomed gazan refugees as long as they don’t bring weapons and promise to be nice.
Which part of ‘twit’ didn’t you understand?

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM

I’m too lazy to scroll past trolls. Is COL okay?

#teamIsrael

gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM

libfreeordie on July 28, 2014 at 11:54 PM

WOW! A really important item in the world today.

Barred on July 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

It’s important when your whole world revolves around buttsex.

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Did Israel want them to flee to Egypt or Israel? Which border was open for them to flee to when that punishment occurred?

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 AM

You’re obtuse.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Gaza Fighters Head To Syria as Refugees Flow In

Recent videos posted on the internet show Palestinian militants doing target practice with rifles and training to storm buildings while Islamic music plays.

They come from the Gaza Strip, where Islamist groups are committed to armed struggle with Israel.

But the fighters in this footage are different. They joined rebel forces in Syria’s civil war.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Which country has the largest amount of Palestinian refugees?

Jordan.

Have you ever seen what a Palestinian concentration camp really looks like?

https://www.google.com/search?q=palestinian+camps+in+jordan&client=firefox-a&hs=lyK&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=iBvXU9TCJcSLyAT_0oHoBQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ

Which country has been illegally occupying – and I mean REALLY occupying – land belonging to Cyprus, especially Greek Cypriots, for decades while decrying the ‘illegal occupation of Gaza’ by the Israelis even though they withdrew in 2006?

Turkey.

Where’s the Left’s ‘outrage’ about either?

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 12:07 AM

I’m too lazy to scroll past trolls. Is COL okay?
#teamIsrael
gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Yes, with a referral/recommendation to see her GP, GG.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Israeli Defense Forces: 5 soldiers killed following Monday’s border infiltration in Gaza

https://twitter.com/haaretzcom

going2mars on July 29, 2014 at 12:07 AM

What would happen if the jihadis actually killed everyone, they all stand around looking at each other saying “Uhhh…now what?”

Bishop on July 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Given their practice of slaughtering each other over fine points of theology if there are no infidels available to slaughter, the logical culmination of Islam is a single survivor remaining after first all the infidels and then all the apostates are killed.

Alahu Akbar!

novaculus on July 29, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Yes, with a referral/recommendation to see her GP, GG.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Oh good – thanks for letting me know.

gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Jordan, which is hope for the Palestinians, doesn’t want them. Why?

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Jordan, which is hope home for the Palestinians, doesn’t want them. Why?

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 AM

“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”

Golda Meir

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There is NO greater lie than someone who says, “I am Jewish in my heart.”

Where I grew up in New York, I had a lot of Jewish friends in school. That’s not a boast – I had a lot of Italian friends … and Irish friends.

I met most of their parents and a fair number of their grandparents. That was how life operated back then, if you visited somebody’s house you always spoke to at least one of their parents.

If their grandparents wanted to talk to you, you listened … because NOT respecting your elders WAS a serious offense.

A good number of the Jewish grandparents had tattoos on their arms. When you were older, you asked them, “Why?”

Most would politely explain, but you could see the pain in their eyes – so when they stopped talking, you didn’t keep asking … but sometimes the grandparents’ friends would be there too …

Like the night I was attending a Folk Dancing class at the Temple right across the street from our house.

And the “youngsters” were mostly 14 and older, one of them new to the area from the Midwest who asked one of the grandfathers, “Why do you have a tattoo on your arm?”

And he explained … in detail … and ended with the phrase you KNOW but you don’t UNDERSTAND unless you’ve heard someone who survived the camps say it, “Never again!”

We were all proud of our “heritage” and talked about it some the next week. The consensus?

If it had been the Irish, “We would STILL be killing Germans.”

If it had been the Italians, “There would be ‘hits’ from the resulting vendettas for 100 years.”

But we had ALL taken the same message away from the old man’s words:

“Never again!” – Subtext: “Because the next time they try, we will take the rest of the world into the ovens with us.”

PolAgnostic on July 29, 2014 at 12:09 AM

I’m too lazy to scroll past trolls. Is COL okay?

#teamIsrael

gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Go read last night’s QOTD, last few posts…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Jordan, which is hope home for the Palestinians, doesn’t want them. Why?

3 is a charm.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Your son comes home in a couple of days, right?

DO NOT try to bake him a welcome home cake.

Buy one.

I imagine a hug will do, though.

wolly4321 on July 29, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Did Israel want them to flee to Egypt or Israel? Which border was open for them to flee to when that punishment occurred?

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Your parent used to show you how much they loved you by putting a plastic bag over your head when you were a baby, didn’t they.

oscarwilde on July 29, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Jordan, which is hope home for the Palestinians, doesn’t want them. Why?

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 AM

There is not and never has been any “Palestine”. Those “Palestinians” were people kicked out of places like Jordan, Syria, Iraq and other mideast countries.

Judge_Dredd on July 29, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Gaza is a prison. I would rather be in an Icelandic prison than spend a week in gaza. Or even back in Alabama where they thought I was dueling banjoes boy’s retarded sister.

coolrepublica on July 28, 2014 at 11:50 PM

cabra viejo on July 29, 2014 at 12:11 AM

[sends out the Febreeze (Industrial Strength) drone...generously applies...enters under "Fumigation and Air Freshening"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:13 AM

[sends out the Febreeze (Industrial Strength) drone...generously applies...enters under "Fumigation and Air Freshening"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Thank you for that…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Given their practice of slaughtering each other over fine points of theology if there are no infidels available to slaughter, the logical culmination of Islam is a single survivor remaining after first all the infidels and then all the apostates are killed.

Alahu Akbar!

novaculus on July 29, 2014 at 12:07 AM

And the survivor blows himself up by accident.

wifarmboy on July 29, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Oh good – thanks for letting me know.
gophergirl on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 AM

No problem, GG! ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:14 AM

‘No safe place for civilians’ in Gaza, U.N. says

The UN’s word is worse than used toilet paper.

They allowed rockets into their buildings.

Wake/grow up.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Judge; ‘Palestine’ is what the Romans chose to call Israel after they drove out the Jews. It has been Israel for a couple of thousand years (if not longer). The ‘Palestinians are refugees from Egypt and Jordan who want to exterminate the Jews. That’s all.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 AM

wolly4321 on July 29, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Shush.
I’m buying some easy off tomm. that should speed things up.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Did Israel want them to flee to Egypt or Israel? Which border was open for them to flee to when that punishment occurred?

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 AM


Hamas brutally beating civilians of Gaza who leave their homes following Israeli warning (Video)

Dead Gaza Civilians Privileged To Have Died This Way…Says Hamas

We Have No Current Plans To “Coexist” With Israel…Says Hamas Leader

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 AM

‘No safe place for civilians’ in Gaza, U.N. says

The UN’s word is worse than used toilet paper.

They allowed rockets into their buildings.

Wake/grow up.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 AM

And gave back those rockets so Hamas could continue firing them at Israel.

oscarwilde on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Which border was open for them to flee to when that punishment occurred?

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 AM

None. No one seems to want to let them into their country. I can’t imagine why not, with them being such delightful people.

It’s almost as though they burned all their bridges somehow.

You see, this is why you don’t go full terrorist.

RINO in Name Only on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

The ‘Palestinians are refugees from Egypt and Jordan who want to exterminate the Jews. That’s all.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Pretty much.

Judge_Dredd on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Seeing the photo I am glad to see that hexagram (aka the Star of David) being set on fire . That’s a very powerful Satanic symbol. Israel would be better ditching the hexagram and incorporating the menorah into their flag.

antifederalist on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Does anyone else remember laughing their azzes off at Arafat screaming on the phone from the west bank when he was surrounded by tanks and bulldozers?

I did. It was hillarious. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The left is wailing now,, I don’t think they know what has been set in motion.

wolly4321 on July 29, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Judge; ‘Palestine’ is what the Romans chose to call Israel after they drove out the Jews. It has been Israel for a couple of thousand years (if not longer). The ‘Palestinians are refugees from Egypt and Jordan who want to exterminate the Jews. That’s all.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Except that they didn’t drive the Jew’s out, they decimated the Jewish population, which meant to kill or drive out 1/10th of the population.

oscarwilde on July 29, 2014 at 12:19 AM

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Hamas built it.
Hamas has relentlessly fire rockets at Israel for years. Hamas hides weapons in hospitals, mosques, and schools, Hamas uses civilians as human shields. Hamas prevents civilians from fleeing.
HAMAS!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2014 at 12:20 AM

entagor on July 28, 2014 at 11:42 PM


Bust Pallywood In A Fraud…And Get Sued For Defamation In France

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Seeing the photo I am glad to see that hexagram (aka the Star of David) being set on fire . That’s a very powerful Satanic symbol. Israel would be better ditching the hexagram and incorporating the menorah into their flag.

antifederalist on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

You are an imbecile who doesn’t know the difference between a hexagram and a pentagram.

oscarwilde on July 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

There is one item that really bugs me, and during this latest skirmish it has intensified – the whoring for food-for-Israel on TV. It makes me want to hurl, every time.

Israel and the very bad Islamists get billions from the US and billions from Europe. Israel gets billions from Germany, in perpetuity.

Begging for food in this case s/b shamed and s/b shameful. I happen to think that the ones doing it are charlatans who use any crisis for their own gain.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

antifederalist on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

A Hexagram is a 5-pointer fool!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

antifederalist; Hexagram? Are you nuts? I guess six points, five points, what’s the difference?

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

oscarwilde on July 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

I meant pentagram.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2014 at 12:22 AM

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:14 AM

That article specifically relates only to ‘within Gaza’, not other sovereign nations.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 AM

antifederalist on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Dumbass motherfcuker…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 AM

How come all those formerly green agricultural lands are now all back to sand…after the Israelis left, but left the water installations in place?

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Shush.
I’m buying some easy off tomm. that should speed things up.
annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 AM

An aunt of mine would place a bowlful of ammonia in the oven…mop up the mess in the morning…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM

That article specifically relates only to ‘within Gaza’, not other sovereign nations.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Also, it’s a claim made by the UN, which has zero credibility, except with morons the world over.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM

What would happen if the jihadis actually killed everyone, they all stand around looking at each other saying “Uhhh…now what?”

Bishop on July 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

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Well, if at first HA won’t post an imbedded link, try a non-embedded link:

IS destroying Sunni shrines in the last few days

OK – so google that phrase for yourself, Bishop, since the filters are blocking the link…..

PolAgnostic on July 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM

So the fact that 100% percent of the Jewish population was driven out means, what? C’mon Oscar. You’re smarter thasn that.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Stop signs are satanic?

Judge_Dredd on July 29, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Seen them too. I was wondering how legit that charity was. Just didn’t feel right.

wifarmboy on July 29, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Seeing the photo I am glad to see that hexagram (aka the Star of David) being set on fire . That’s a very powerful Satanic symbol. Israel would be better ditching the hexagram and incorporating the menorah into their flag.

antifederalist on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

PENTAGRAMS (aka NOT the Star of David) are the Satanic symbol…

Wait–you’re the “SMART” troll, aren’t you.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:25 AM

I have no idea how to clean an oven, I have never tried other than cranking it up to high and burning off the crud. Opened the doors and turned on the fans to high…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:26 AM

And yes I know the difference between gram & gon.

Judge_Dredd on July 29, 2014 at 12:26 AM

So the fact that 100% percent of the Jewish population was driven out means, what? C’mon Oscar. You’re smarter thasn that.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Huh? the entire story of Jesus takes place in/around Jerusalem, which was run by the Romans. Pontius Pilate was a Roman. The jews were there the whole time.

Doc Holliday on July 29, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Indeed. Hyperbole and lying are distinct languages within the lexicon of the UN and considered ‘diplomatic tools’ within the organization.

Good evening, Paladin. :) Wonderful to see you.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Hamas brutally beating civilians of Gaza who leave their homes following Israeli warning (Video)

Dead Gaza Civilians Privileged To Have Died This Way…Says Hamas

We Have No Current Plans To “Coexist” With Israel…Says Hamas Leader

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 AM

How can anyone, even the troll present which will go nameless as he/she/it is inhumane and not worthy of note, deny or be incognizant of the facts on the ground? Well, I answered my own question, didn’t I?

TXUS on July 29, 2014 at 12:27 AM

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:14 AM

That article specifically relates only to ‘within Gaza’, not other sovereign nations.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Yeah you can’t escape a burning house by moving to a different room. Israel tells them to go that way because they are about to bomb, they move and Israel bombs them in their new site. It is as if they are rounding them up. I know many of you think it would be a super idea to kill them all, but I feel differently.

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:29 AM

So the fact that 100% percent of the Jewish population was driven out means, what? C’mon Oscar. You’re smarter thasn that.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Yes, I am smarter than that, 100 percent of the population absolutely was not driven out. Despite the Roman decimation, Israel continued to have a Jewish majority population until it’s conquest by the Islamic hoards in 729, and then they represented 47 percent of the population. By the time of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire they still represented 40 percent of the lands population.

oscarwilde on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 AM

I have no idea how to clean an oven, I have never tried other than cranking it up to high and burning off the crud. Opened the doors and turned on the fans to high…
OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:26 AM

You forgot the most important part–placing any/all smoke alarms in closed-off rooms ;-)

Unless they’re hardwired…then place a damp towel over the sensor(s)… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Seeing the photo I am glad to see that hexagram (aka the Star of David) being set on fire . That’s a very powerful Satanic symbol. Israel would be better ditching the hexagram and incorporating the menorah into their flag.

antifederalist on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

You’re not too bright are you? We like that in our trolls.

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Seeing the photo I am glad to see that hexagram (aka the Star of David) being set on fire . That’s a very powerful Satanic symbol. Israel would be better ditching the hexagram and incorporating the menorah into their flag.

antifederalist on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

This is deeply unfair.

Coolrepublica has been working so hard to post the most trollishly idiotic comments on the thread, and suddenly you just waltz in here and steal the show.

RINO in Name Only on July 29, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Doc, please. See ‘Simon Bar Kochba’.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Seeing the photo I am glad to see that hexagram (aka the Star of David) being set on fire . That’s a very powerful Satanic symbol. Israel would be better ditching the hexagram and incorporating the menorah into their flag.

antifederalist on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Pentagrams have been used symbolically for years for a variety of reasons. I believe we have 50 on our flag.

Doc Holliday on July 29, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Evening J., and likewise.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Doc, please. See ‘Simon Bar Kochba’.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM

DP, please. See oscarwilde on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Doc Holliday on July 29, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Yeah you can’t escape a burning house by moving to a different room.

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Stop being a jew hating dupe. Gaza has plenty of open space. There are plenty of human relief organizations that would make tent cities for them.

It’s not difficult to find places to flee in Gaza. The difficult part would be preventing Hamas militants from launching rockets from the new locations. Don’t blame Israel for that.

corkie on July 29, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Yeah you can’t escape a burning house by moving to a different room. Israel tells them to go that way because they are about to bomb, they move and Israel bombs them in their new site. It is as if they are rounding them up. I know many of you think it would be a super idea to kill them all, but I feel differently.

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Did you read all this?

Hamas brutally beating civilians of Gaza who leave their homes following Israeli warning (Video)

Dead Gaza Civilians Privileged To Have Died This Way…Says Hamas

We Have No Current Plans To “Coexist” With Israel…Says Hamas Leader

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:35 AM

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Your argument was that they are in an ‘open air prison’ and can’t simply choose to leave Gaza. Now you seek to change the argument to one of focused on whether they are safe within Gaza.

They can thank Hamas for the lack of safety within Gaza because Hamas chose to attack Israel with rocket fire and thus made it unsafe within Israel.

The resident’s of Gaza can still leave Gaza any time they choose.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Seeing the photo I am glad to see that hexagram (aka the Star of David) being set on fire . That’s a very powerful Satanic symbol. Israel would be better ditching the hexagram and incorporating the menorah into their flag.

antifederalist on July 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

It must be ‘Fly Your Я3T@rD Flag’ today!

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 12:36 AM

You forgot the most important part–placing any/all smoke alarms in closed-off rooms ;-)

Unless they’re hardwired…then place a damp towel over the sensor(s)… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Oh, I do that when they all start going off…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Stop being a jew hating dupe. Gaza has plenty of open space. There are plenty of human relief organizations that would make tent cities for them.

It’s not difficult to find places to flee in Gaza. The difficult part would be preventing Hamas militants from launching rockets from the new locations. Don’t blame Israel for that.

corkie on July 29, 2014 at 12:34 AM

And it’s kind of hard to flee when Hamas goons are trying to beat the hell out of you for leaving. Hamas WANTS civilians to die, CR. Read that until you understand it and it’s significance–Hamas WANTS civilians to die.

Doc Holliday on July 29, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Yeah you can’t escape a burning house by moving to a different room. Israel tells them to go that way because they are about to bomb, they move and Israel bombs them in their new site. It is as if they are rounding them up. I know many of you think it would be a super idea to kill them all, but I feel differently.

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Do you have any evidence that Israel has bombed the sites they told people to flee too? Any at all? Even a single credible source?

If so, it would be great if you could share it with us.

RINO in Name Only on July 29, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Oscar; see above. There may have been some ethnic Jews still in residence, but Israeli and Jewish are not synonimous.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 29, 2014 at 12:37 AM

It must be ‘Fly Your Я3T@rD Flag’ today!

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 12:36 AM

BWAHAHAHA!

Doc Holliday on July 29, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Oh, I do that when they all start going off…
OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:36 AM

If’n y’all did it FIRST, you wouldn’t have to leave the recliner, Love ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Why didn’t Hamas use the dough and cement to build homes and safety for its citizens?

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM


@TwitchyTeam · 56m

Israel knocks Hamas TV off the air, spawns #HamasTVShows hashtag game http://bit.ly/1tl4fWY

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How I Martyred Your Mother #HamasTVShows

#HamasTVShows Little House Full of Rockets on the Prairie

Droning Pains #HamasTVShows

That Seventy Virgins Show #HamasTVShows

“Eight is Old Enough” #HamasTVshows

#HamasTVShows I Dream Of Genital Mutilating Jeannie

#hamastvshows I Shove Lucy (in front of me for protection)

PolAgnostic on July 29, 2014 at 12:39 AM

RINO in Name Only on July 29, 2014 at 12:37 AM

She is a fool…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Did Israel want them to flee to Egypt or Israel? Which border was open for them to flee to when that punishment occurred?

coolrepublica on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 AM

It never fails to amaze me that people like you will defend to the death terrorist organisations, who have goals in mind like killing all infidels, which include feminists and gays.

Let me just ask you two questions and I’d appreciate an honest answer:

If Israel laid down its weapons, what would Hamas do?

If Hamas laid down its weapons, what would Israel do?

One, specifically, calls for not just the annihilation of Israel, but of Jews.

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 12:40 AM

If’n y’all did it FIRST, you wouldn’t have to leave the recliner, Love ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM

But I always need another beer. We keep it in the same room as the oven…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:40 AM

foolrepublica…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 AM

The worst thing about the violent mobs is that I believe they are coordinated. International Answer and all the usual suspects, and CAIR, are fomenting all this.

Punishment should be banishment to a Muslim nation.

PattyJ on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Because they don’t have any ‘citizens’, my friend. Palestine is not an internationally recognized sovereign state. They have ‘residents’.

It has long been understood in the international community that Hamas doesn’t value the lives or the prosperity of the residents of Gaza. Hamas views them as expendable units in its fight to eradicate Israel and possess what Israeli citizens have built there. Even the infirm, the women, and the children.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 12:42 AM

All posts prior to this are null and void except for Newtie, Schad, MG, the guy with the kilt, the gal with the push up bra, the gal with the daisy dukes, whomever smooches me twice, and, Ok Twerp too. I don’t want to get bit. Oh Oscar too.

SpongePuppy on July 29, 2014 at 12:42 AM

for antifederalist—some crazy EEEVIIILL pentagrams

Doc Holliday on July 29, 2014 at 12:43 AM

But I always need another beer. We keep it in the same room as the oven…
OmahaConservative on July 29, 2014 at 12:40 AM

You need a well-packed cooler…or a decent local neighborhood bar… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Opps. I forgot about rmw. She is a lawyer. So is RWM.

SpongePuppy on July 29, 2014 at 12:44 AM

All posts prior to this are null and void except for Newtie, Schad, MG, the guy with the kilt, the gal with the push up bra, the gal with the daisy dukes, whomever smooches me twice, and, Ok Twerp too. I don’t want to get bit. Oh Oscar too.
SpongePuppy on July 29, 2014 at 12:42 AM

*smoooooch!*

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:44 AM

SpongePuppy on July 29, 2014 at 12:42 AM

I ain’t kissing you, buddy. Not even once. Better talk to Libfree if that’s your angle….

Doc Holliday on July 29, 2014 at 12:44 AM

PolAgnostic on July 29, 2014 at 12:39 AM

The rest of today’s viewing:

SpongeAhkeem, HaremPants

I Love Yasser

Three Isn’t Company…It’s Only 69 Virgins Too Little

My Three Wives

Al-Jazeera’s Wide Caliphate of Beheadings

All in the Khaima

Dharma & Haseeb

How to Make Friends and Kill Infidels

Leave It To al-Mahdi

Mohammed Python’s Flying Carpet

My Mother the Camel

Dancing with the Sheep

Jihadist Idol

This Old Tent

Who Wants to Be a Martyr?

Little Mosque on the Sand Dune

Faisal 007

The Baphomet Couple

Revolutionary Guard Road

The Jihad Is Right

The Twilight Zone in Imadinnerjacket’s Brain

My Favorite Martyr

I, Osama. You, Obama.

I Dream of Jihad

Sweet Home Afghanistan

Highway to Paradise

Married…With 267 Children

Midnight Movies: My Man Gaddafi & Dude, Where’s My Kalshikov?

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Might be time to start piking…

Judge_Dredd on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

How many prisons have this many millionaires?

Palestinian Authority: 1,700 Hamas Millionaires in Gaza

The Palestinian Authority, the world’s welfare state, is having another internecine feud between the Hamas militias which control Gaza and the Fatah militias which control the West Bank.

And Fatah, which controls the official Palestinian Authority apparatus thanks to Obama’s support, despite not actually doing the whole ‘elections’ thing, has let slip a little fact about life in horribly oppressed and besieged Gaza.

It’s full of welfare millionaires.

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction went on the offensive Thursday, claiming that Hamas in Gaza is corrupt and “doesn’t represent the Palestinian people.”

The Fatah spokesman claimed that while Gaza is one of the poorest places in the world, there are 1,700 millionaires among Hamas members, hinting that the terror group imposes steep taxes on its citizens for goods entering from Egypt and Israel, and that this money finds its way into Hamas officials’ pockets.

PolAgnostic on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Indeed, I stand corrected.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Jordan, which is hope for the Palestinians, doesn’t want them. Why?

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Google “Black September in Jordan”.

kcewa on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

But only with admiration for your considerable skills, Paladin. :)

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM

You forgot the most important part–placing any/all smoke alarms in closed-off rooms ;-)

Unless they’re hardwired…then place a damp towel over the sensor(s)… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 AM

That’s nuts.

There are two types of ovens. Self-cleaning and not. I have cleaned both types. The self-cleaning ones lock and seal the oven to burn off the crud. The other kind can be cleaned with nasty chemicals bought from the grocery store (strongly smelling of chlorine — heavy rubber gloves recommended). Latter method is not difficult but is time consuming.

gh on July 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Aisha the infidel Slayer.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 29, 2014 at 12:49 AM

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