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Alan Dershowitz: Israel's greatness, and her troubles

"Israel has saved more Moslem & Arab lives than all of the Moslem & Arab countries - combined!"

Does this Chassidic sect's publicity-quest endanger the safety of Jews?

(A new, Joo-Tube original production)  Fundamentalist Jews delegitimizing Israel - are they a rationale for anti-Semites to endanger Zionistic Jews? Neturei Karta sect chief, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, maximizes publicity by antagonizing supporters of Israel outside of the AIPAC Policy Conference 2009.

He believes that their visibility quells anti-Semites by embodying a distinction between Jews and zionistic Jews. But do they actually serve as a tool for haters of Israel to rationalize their antipathies?  Does their overtly public displaying ultimately endanger the safety of Jews in Israel - and their diaspora brethren?

"Obama is planning to impose a solution on Israel" Israpundit's Ted Belman from Jerusalem

During the lead up to his election victory, he surrounded himself with a host of vehemently anti-Israel advisors including Lee Hamilton, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samantha Power, Susan Rice and General Jim Jones, many of whom advocated imposing a solution on Israel.

He also made common cause with Jewish leftists represented by J Street and Israel Policy Forum who were urging him to increase the pressure on Israel and if that didn’t work, to impose a solution on Israel.

So it was no surprise that he started his term of office by attacking Israel, America’s best and most steadfast ally, declaring that all settlements were illegal and demanding a complete settlement construction freeze east of the greenline including in Jerusalem. He went so far as to repudiate the US commitment set out in the Bush letter ’04 to Sharon, declaring there was no agreement. Elliot Abrams and others involved in the negotiations which led to the letter, testified otherwise.

This letter also affirmed that “as part of a final peace settlement, Israel must have secure and recognized borders, which should emerge from negotiations between the parties in accordance with UNSC Resolutions 242 and 338.” Pres Bush had always supported a negotiated settlement and this letter did likewise. Noticeably absent was any reference to the Saudi Plan. The letter also contained a commitment, that “the United States will do its utmost to prevent any attempt by anyone to impose any other plan”.

By repudiating this letter as a U.S. commitment, Pres Obama opened the way for a settlement to be imposed according to the Saudi Plan rather than Res 242.

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Counter-protest haters of Israel demonstration in NYC

Update: Atlas Shrugs filmed, photographed, and links to other chroniclers of this event.

Atlas Shrugs invites all to this counter-protest against antagonists protesting the New York appearance of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces' banquet guest, IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazy.

Their particular focus this year is the "horrors" of Operation Cast Lead, of which Ashkenazy was the commanding officer.

They want to shame us?  Let's demonstrate our PRIDE!  WE WILL HAVE A GREAT COUNTER-PROTEST EVENT  SHOWING SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL AND OUR IDF! TUESDAY, MARCH 9th from 5 - 7:00 PM ACROSS FROM THE WALDORK ASTORIA HOTEL. WE ARE GOING TO BE on PARK AVE at W. 50th - 51st ST, and the Haters will be at W. 48th - 49th.

In the past, the Haters have turned out in large numbers while those in support of Israel have mostly stayed home.  Come, we will have flags, banners, information, and maybe a few surprises.Be a part of the groundswell in support of Israel - more than a dozen truly pro-Israel organizations and individuals will be there - add your voice, your body, and bring family and friends.

Human-rights activist wonders whether Jews need a different Anti-Defamation League

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Dr. Charles Jacobs, a columnist for the Boston Jewish Advocate who is concerned about the failure of leadership in America and in the Jewish community to deal with anti-Semitism. He has written a series of columns challenging the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) management for failing to adequately reduce Islamic anti-Semitism. 

Filmmaker Yoav Shamir produced "Defamation," a documentary critical of Rabbi Foxman's Anti-Defamation League - alleging that the group trumps-up anti-Semitism and challenges current management. "Defamation" film was largely funded with Austrian media funding. To view the trailer:
ADL's Director Abe Foxman, counters Charles Jacobs' allegations with this video interview on NewsMax TV, where at 12:45 minutes into the 14-minute interview, he claims that fundmentalist, extremist Islam the greatest threat to democracy, freedom, and our values.