Anti-Israel College Professor Stands By Call for ‘Jihad’

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A Kent State University history professor is standing by his call for “jihad” and statement that Israel is “a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism.”

In an “open letter” to “academic friends of Israel,” professor Julio Pino accused the pro-Israel academic community of being “directly responsible for the murder of more than 1,400 Palestinian children, women and elderly civilians.”

In a statement that quotes former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and compares the academics to alleged Nazi collaborator and philosopher Martin Heidegger, Pino writes:

Your names are scrawled on every bullet fired, bomb dropped, body buried and burnt forehead in Gaza. May your names become a curse word on the lips of every justice-loving person on earth, along with “Obama” and “Netanyahu.”

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Appalling Video: Check Out Who Anti-Israel Protesters Call the ‘Biggest Terrorist Org. in the World’

Protesters outside the Christians United For Israel convention in Washington, D.C, told MRCTV‘s Dan Joseph that the conflict on the Gaza Strip is not caused by the side that continues to reject the ceasefire agreement, but instead by Israel and the United States.

Two of those protesting insisted that if we want to throw the word “terrorist” into the conversation, it should be directed at the United States – because it and the State of Israel are the two largest terrorist organizations in the world.

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God and Jerusalem

In retrospect, I regret not watching a small part of day 3 of the DNC. Initially, I made the decision of completely avoiding the entire DNC, as I concluded a long time ago, that watching any event which solely consists of masses of Democrats, let alone staunch Obama supporters, can only have serious negative effects on my health. It’s not as if I needed the “balance of opinions” following the RNC to decide who I’ll be voting for in November. I don’t regret not watching the four-day clowns’ parade. But I greatly regret not watching live the 3 minute and 22 second circus portion of day 3, conducted by Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. This may have just been the single most important day of this election season.

It is no news to most Americans, regardless of their political affiliation, that Obama has been one of the most anti-Israel presidents to ever occupy the White House. Even Carter, who certainly did not harbor any lost love for the Jewish state, doesn’t rate next to Obama. The Democratic party – a long time home for the “Nation of Islam,” “Consul for American Arab Relations” (CAIR is nothing less than a forefront and a fundraising organization for Hamas and Hezbollah), as well as many other venomously anti-Semitic and anti-Israel organizations – is not trailing far behind in its love for the Jewish state.

In his first run for the presidency in 2008, Obama did not even try to hide the massive financial and moral support he received from virtually every Arab and anti-Israel organization that ever existed in the United States. That, naturally, should have been a massive warning sign to swing Independent voters as well as every Jewish voter in this country. Unfortunately, most liberal Jews turn off their brains when it comes to politics. One of the greatest phenomena of the last century, and one I surely hope to comprehend one day, is the phenomenon of being a liberal Jew. It has so many contradictions, flaws, and false pretenses that they would be comic if the consequences were not so grave.

How otherwise do you explain the likelihood of Jewish voters to support a president who repeatedly stabs their only Jewish homeland in the back? How do you explain the likelihood of Jewish voters electing a president who was a strong supporter of the Islamic world long before he ever became a president? Does anyone need a reminder of Reverend Wright? I haven’t forgotten the Cairo speech either, which was nothing more than bowing down to every Muslim in this world, and undermining American superiority over these hate-filled mongers. Naturally, he had done so literally when he later met with the Saudi king. I used to think that Carter had been the worse president in his attitude for Israel, but not even I can imagine Carter bowing down to a Muslim monarch and undermining American pride and security to such extent.

I will try and be as fair as I can by saying that I do partially understand why voters, many of whom are great American patriots, chose to elect Obama in 2008. I live in the real world, and I do acknowledge that after eight years of George Bush in office, with a couple of wars taking place in Afghanistan and Iraq, with a seriously weakened economy, with trillions of dollars in debt, and with millions out of work, many decent Americans wanted, needed and believed in real change.

I will let you in on a secret. I was one of them. But although I could have never brought myself to elect someone I considered to be a real threat to this country, once Obama was elected, I really hoped he would bring about the change we were all so hoping for.

That was four years ago. A lot has happened since then. Our national debt has over doubled to a staggering 16 trillion dollars, a debt that not even Obama’s grandchildren will be able to repay. Our unemployment rate has almost doubled as well, and surged to the highest level since the great depression. Over 23 million people are out of work. Millions of Americans are losing their homes, and the home foreclosure rate has reached new heights. Gas prices have reached over four dollars a gallon, which consequently affects millions of products we buy daily. The size of our government had become so large, that billions of dollars are spent on programs and projects that are completely needless. We live under the largest government we have ever had in our history, and the behemoth sinks its teeth into every aspect of our lives and intrudes on both our privacy and our wallets.

On the international front, Israel, which has been America’s greatest ally for the past half a century has been degraded, humiliated and betrayed. Other traditional great allies such as the U.K. and Poland have been treated in the same fashion. Our enemies have been receiving the royal treatment, and countries that have been our worst and sworn enemies such as Iran and North Korea, have been dealt with far greater patience, cordiality and respect than some of our allies. Our own military has been receiving the cold shoulder from the Obama administration, and funding to the military has been far from what it used to be. Obama has not only hurt our economy, our pride and our standing in the world, he is also hurting our ability to defend ourselves by slashing military spending

When America is so weak and run by a spineless president, radical Islam goes wild in every corner of this world, mocking the United States and spreading terror and fear anytime and anywhere it finds fit. This is precisely the reason behind Iran’s continuance of their nuclear program, despite severe economic sanctions by the UN, the United States and Europe. Much like the rest of the Muslim world, Iran also perceives the United States and its president, as nothing more than a paper tiger.

So what does this have to do with God and Jerusalem at the DNC convention? Everything, actually. I truly believe that the two greatest countries on this planet are the United States and Israel, simply because of their historical and unique relationship with God and religion. Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people who brought God and the bible to this world. The United States was created in order to enable its people to practice their religion freely and without persecution. The special bond between the United States and Israel is unique, undeniable and unbreakable.

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To the atheists among us this won’t mean much, but to every single Jewish or Christian man and woman in this country this should mean everything. Israel is the homeland for the Jewish people by God-given right. Obama does not and will never believe in it. Strike one. I also believe that America’s special and historic relationship with Israel has enabled it to become the greatest nation this planet has ever seen. Obama does not and will never believe that either. Strike two. And finally, and most importantly, Obama’s Democratic party took both God and Jerusalem off its platform. As if Obama and the “new” Democratic Party haven’t shown enough of their true colors during the past four years, this reinforced to America who they really are. All they had to do is take God and Jerusalem out. Strike three. And strike three it was this past Wednesday.

I know some of you would argue that at the very last moment Obama forced these two issues up the party’s throat which enabled the Democrats to claim God and Jerusalem are still part of their platform. Unfortunately for all you good Democrats, it is just too little, too late. We all now know and are aware of what you really think and believe. A last minute political maneuver to try and save your fate from the public’s wrath will not succeed. We all witnessed it live this past Wednesday.

For open minded and reasonable Christians and Jews, if strike three isn’t enough to make you reconsider and reevaluate your decision in November, nothing will. If your hatred towards Conservatives is greater than your faith and your common sense, I’m afraid nothing else I can say will change your mind. It’s been four years of the most corrupt administration in American history, the greatest debt we ever faced, extremely high unemployment, unprecedented gas prices, huge government growth and outrageous taxes. This of course is only a partial list of the chaos that has hit this country since Obama took office. If this is not enough to signal that something is incredibly wrong and should drastically change, I’m afraid we have crossed the point of no return.

I just hope that at least God (yes the same God Obama and the Democrats threw out of their lives, their convention and their platform), will not decide to give Obama another four years. I know I wouldn’t.

The “Supreme Leader of Iran” Praises US Occupy Movement

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The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – the “supreme leader” of Iran – praised America’s “Occupy Wall Street” movement on Thursday, calling it a reflection of people around the world who are “losing their patience” with the dominance of the United States and Israel in the international community.

“Everybody has become tired of this faulty international structure,” Khamenei said in his inaugural address to the Non-Aligned Summit, a gathering of 120 nations now taking place in Tehran.

“The 99-percent movement of the American people against the centers of wealth and power in America and the widespread protests of the people in Western Europe against the economic policies of their governments show that the people are losing their patience with this situation,” Iran’s Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

(The Occupy movement, born in lower Manhattan one year ago, claims to speak for the “99 percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent. During the fall of 2011, the Occupy movement was charged with antisemitism after several videos showed protesters denouncing Jews.)

“It is necessary to remedy this irrational situation,” Khamenei said, adding that “firm” bonds between NAM member states “can play an important role” in minimizing U.S.-Israeli influence.

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Massive Cyberattack: Act 1 of Israeli Strike on Iran?

Talk in Israel of a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities has reached a fever pitch. Last week brought the news of an alleged “war plan” leaked to a blogger. This week, a well-informed military correspondent in Jerusalem reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “determined” to attack Iran before the U.S. election. Two weeks ago, an outgoing government minister told Israelis to prepare for a war that would last 30 days.

David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy has his own contacts in the Israeli leadership. He says there’s more going on here than just war talk. “I think there’s a 50-50 chance before the U.S. election of an Israeli strike,” he says.

The alleged war plan that was recently leaked said an Israeli strike would begin with an unprecedented cyberattack designed to paralyze the Iranian regime and blind it to what was happening on its territory. The Internet, telephones, radio and television transmissions, the electrical grid would all be taken out.

That’s an attention grabber: The world has never seen a cyberattack remotely that dramatic.

John Bumgarner, chief technology officer at the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, says the plan does make sense, at least in theory: “Israel has very good cybercapabilities. Some of the best computer scientists in the world come out of the Israeli military and intelligence branch,” he says. “Some of the best cybertools that are currently used in the world come out of Israel.”

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Romney’s National Security Pick, ex-World Bank President, causes concern in pro-Israel community

Mitt Romney’s pick of Robert Zoellick to lead his national security transition team, announced earlier this month, is said to be “roiling” his campaign staff and causing a “firestorm” within foreign policy circles, especially among pro-Israel stalwarts.

Zoellick is said to be an “old-school Republican,” a foreign policy realist in the mold of his mentor, former US secretary of state James A. Baker, who was well-known for his clashes with the American pro-Israel community. Zoellick worked for Baker at the State Department and Treasury Department during the George H.W. Bush administration. Under George W. Bush, Zoellick spent 16 months as Condoleezza Rice’s deputy secretary of state, but is not considered to have close ties to the latter Bush’s foreign policy team.

During his five-year tenure as president of the World Bank, which concluded in June, Zoellick came under fire for authorizing hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of projects in Iran despite multiple UN Security Council resolutions in place against the Islamic Republic.

In 2007, a dozen US congressmen from both sides of the aisle sent Zoellick a letter urging the bank to cut its ties with Iran. “In our view, it would be consistent if, as the Security Council condemns the actions of President Ahmadinejad, the World Bank would suspend funding for his government,” said the letter, which can be read on the AIPAC website.

The lawmakers said the bank was funding nine projects in Iran totaling $1.4 billion and had set aside $220 million for Iran in 2007 and another $870 million for the next three years. They also noted that the US was the top investor in the World Bank, having contributed $950 million in 2007 and $940 million in 2006.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu “determined to attack Iran before the US elections”

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the US elections,” Israel’s Channel 10 News claimed last night, and Israel is now “closer than ever” to a strike designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive.

The TV station’s military reporter Alon Ben-David, who earlier this year was given extensive access to the Israel Air Force as it trained for a possible attack, reported that, since upgraded sanctions against Iran have failed to force a suspension of the Iranian nuclear program in the past two months, “from the prime minister’s point of view, the time for action is getting ever closer.”

Asked by the news anchor in the Hebrew-language TV report how close Israel now was to “a decision and perhaps an attack,” Ben-David said: “It appears that we are closer than ever.”

He said it seemed that Netanyahu was not waiting for a much-discussed possible meeting with US President Barack Obama, after the UN General Assembly gathering in New York late next month — indeed, “it’s not clear that there’ll be a meeting.” In any case, said Ben-David, “I doubt Obama could say anything that would convince Netanyahu to delay a possible attack.”

The report added that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak believe Obama would have no choice but to give backing for an Israeli attack before the US presidential elections in November.

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Iran: Jewish state is a “cancerous tumor” that will soon be excised

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an annual anti-Israel protest in Tehran on Friday that the Jewish state was a “cancerous tumor” that will soon be excised, drawing Western rebukes.

Washington said Ahmadinejad’s statements were “reprehensible”, while Paris viewed them as “outrageous.”

Ahmadinejad’s diatribe against Israel in his Quds (Jerusalem) Day address was the latest in a long line to have drawn criticism from Western governments.

“The Zionist regime and the Zionists are a cancerous tumour,” he said. “The nations of the region will soon finish off the usurper Zionists in the Palestinian land…. A new Middle East will definitely be formed. With the grace of God and help of the nations, in the new Middle East there will be no trace of the Americans and Zionists,” he said.

The diatribe took place amid heightened tensions between Israel and Iran over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. The Jewish state has in recent weeks intensified its threats to possibly bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities to prevent it having the capability to produce atomic weapons.

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European Union refuses to restrict Iranian-backed terrorist group, Hezbollah

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Washington and Jerusalem insist that Hezbollah is an Iranian-backed terrorist organization with bloody hands, and that it is working closely with Tehran to train, arm and finance the Syrian military’s lethal repression of the uprising there. Yet, the European Union continues to treat it foremost as a Lebanese political and social movement.

As Israel heightens fears of a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear sites, intelligence analysts warn that Iran and Hezbollah would respond with attacks of their own on targets abroad. Israeli and American officials have attributed the Bulgarian bus bombing last month that killed six people, including five Israeli tourists, to Hezbollah and Iran, saying it was part of a clandestine offensive that has included plots in Thailand, India, Cyprus and elsewhere.

While the group is believed to operate all over the Continent, Germany is a center of activity, with 950 members and supporters last year, up from 900 in 2010, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency said in its annual threat report. On Saturday, Hezbollah supporters and others will march here for the annual Jerusalem Day event, a protest against Israeli control of that city. Organizers told the Berlin police that the event would attract 1,000 marchers, and that two counterdemonstrations were also likely.

Hezbollah has maintained a low profile in Europe since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, quietly holding meetings and raising money that goes to Lebanon, where officials use it for an array of activities — building schools and clinics, delivering social services and, Western intelligence agencies say, carrying out terrorist attacks.

European security services keep tabs on the group’s political supporters, but experts say they are ineffective when it comes to tracking the sleeper cells that pose the most danger. “They have real, trained operatives in Europe that have not been used in a long time, but if they wanted them to become active, they could,” said Alexander Ritzmann, a policy adviser at the European Foundation for Democracy in Brussels, who has testified before Congress on Hezbollah.

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