Palestine would be a terrorist state

Three Cheers for Terroristine

A dream. A nightmare. Who even knows anymore.

Published: Sunday, October 04, 2015 ,Arutz Sheva

Daniel Greenfield

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We need a terrorist state. Where the politicians are terrorists, the police are terrorists and even the men sitting at the desk when you come in to drop off a form are terrorists.

There are states that support terrorists, and give safe harbor to them, but that’s not good enough. We don’t want another Pakistan or Iran. We’re not half-assing it this time. What we want is the genuine article. Terrorists from the top down. Terrorists everywhere. A state where every branch of government and the entire country is nothing but terrorists.
Terroristine has been an ancient dream since 1973 or was it 1967. A generation of keffiyah draped thugs, KGB operatives and human rights activists have looked out into the darkness and called it into being. It is a vision of a country where everyone is a murderer and children are taught from a very young age that their purpose in life is to die killing people who don’t share their religion.
And now after decades of negotiations, treaties, suicide bombings, mutilations, billions of dollars in vanishing into Swiss bank accounts and the death of its Egyptian born leader of AIDS– Terroristine is closer than ever to coming into being.
Abbas, its unelected dictator, who has struggled long and hard so that one of his sons might have his own cigarette monopoly in Gaza, has come to the UN to promise that Terroristine will have “will actively contribute to the achievement of economic, cultural, and humanitarian progress of civilization.”
And who can doubt him? Certainly not Terroristinians who don’t have elections or a free press.
Terroristine, whose noble flag (that looks like nearly every other Arab flag) flies over the UN, has done wonders for civilization. Consider the airplane hijacking. The suicide bomber. Has there ever been a civilization that did as much for civilized living as the Terroristinians?
Every time you get groped at an airport, thank Terroristine. Without the Terroristinian contribution to civilization, you might actually be able to get on a plane in peace. Or visit the Twin Towers.
The Terroristinian contribution to human progress is unquestionable. But only one thing stands in the way of it unleashing its full Terroristinian potential for all mankind.
Them. Those pesky people who live in that country that is always in the way. You know the ones, with too many Nobel prizes, newly invented tomatoes and microchips. They stand in the way of the great cultural contributions of Terroristine. They must die so that Terroristine may live.

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Israelis kill cancer cells

Israeli cancer treatment takes top prize at MIT

Students from Be’er Sheva’s Ben-Gurion University develop treatment that may prevent the harmful effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

Ilana Curiel, October 1, 2015, YNet News


Israelis are responsible for many of the world’s most important technological strides in the world of medicine, but could they actually cure cancer?

Well, a team of students at Ben-Gurion University in Be’er Sheva seems one step closer after winning first place this week at MIT’s most prestigious competition, iGEM 2015, with a new method of fighting cancer based on genetic engineering.

The team of students from Ben-Gurion University (Photo: Danny Michlis)
The team of students from Ben-Gurion University (Photo: Danny Michlis)

The competition, which took place in Boston, hosted some 4,600 students from across the globe who presented findings and special projects in various fields including health, where the Israeli team took first place.

Doctors currently know how to kill cancerous cells, but many healthy cells are killed in the process, often causing immense pain and difficulties during treatment. The students developed a modular system that would allow a specialist to identify and target only cancerous cells during treatment.

“We arrived excited and motivated to represent Israel and Ben Gurion University and to take part in a competition with participating teams from the best universities in the world – and we did,” said the students proudly. “Our vision is to continue to promote and solidify the state of Israel and Ben Gurion University on the map at the forefront of development and innovation in the field of synthetic biology.”

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Dividing Jerusalem is a delusion




Chapter 1: The Jewish People’s Right and Birthright in Jerusalem

Chapter 2: The Demographic Problem: A Different Approach

Chapter 3: The Security Significance of a Division
Chapter 4 The Danger to the Jewish and Christian Holy Places in Case of a Division
Chapter 5: The Meaning of Division: The Municipal Perspective
Chapter 6: Separation in Jerusalem: The Legal Dimension
More Publications by Nadav Shragai


Jerusalem divided, 1949-1967


New Book Backed By New Polling

As the English edition of Jerusalem: Delusions of Division goes to print, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy has published remarkable findings of a public-opinion survey conducted in east Jerusalem in June 2015, under the supervision of David Pollock.1 For the first time, it has been discovered that more than half the Arab residents of the eastern part of the city – 52 percent – prefer to obtain Israeli citizenship with equal rights, while only 45 percent prefer Palestinian citizenship within the framework of a Palestinian state. Only five years ago, in another survey that Pollock supervised, only 35 percent of the east Jerusalem respondents said they wanted to become Israeli citizens.

Anyone not aware of what has been happening in east Jerusalem is indeed likely to be surprised. However, the findings presented in this book – on the Israelization trend and the growing incorporation of east Jerusalem Arabs in the municipal fabrics – easily jibe with the survey’s findings.

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International demand for Israeli business


Israeli Businesses are in Demand

Reprinted from Daily Alert, September 25, 2015

Israeli Defense Firm Awarded $70M Homeland Security Contract by Latin American Customer (Globes)
    Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems has been awarded a $70 million contract by a Latin American customer to supply the Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft System and an intelligence gathering system.

U.S. Navy Buys Israeli Therapy System to Treat Vets – David Shamah (Times of Israel)
    The U.S. Navy will be using an Israeli-developed transcranial magnetic stimulation system to treat patients with a range of psychological conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress, major depressive disorder, and others.
    The Navy has ordered several Deep TMS therapy helmets made by Jerusalem-based Brainsway. The device applies brief magnetic pulses to the brain.
    Studies have shown TMS to be effective in a number of neurological, psychiatric and medical conditions.

U.S. Firm LivePerson Employs 400 in Israel – David Shamah (Times of Israel)
    Rob LoCascio is CEO of LivePerson, a U.S. company that provides help services for online businesses in the form of help chat services, analytics, and other forms of customer engagement.
    LoCascio says the company remains committed to Israel because of the high quality of work LivePerson gets out of its workers here.
    “We’ve been in Israel for fifteen years,” LoCascio said. “We are in Israel by choice – and not because of any ethnic, religious, or political ties.”

P2P Lending Giant Prosper Acquires Israel’s BillGuard – David Shamah (Times of Israel)
    Israeli start-up BillGuard, which provides a crowd-driven platform to help consumers protect their money, is being acquired by Prosper Marketplace for $50 million.
    BillGuard was the first service that enabled users to keep track of their financial transactions and alert them to possible fraud events across financial institutions and systems.
    Prosper, with $4 billion in loans over the past four years, is the biggest platform in the U.S. that connects individual lenders with borrowers.

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Limitations to aiding refugees

To honor thy neighbor

09/16/2015, Jerusalem Post

What Israel can do for Syrian refugees – and what it cannot

As the Syrian refugee crisis has dominated headlines across the world this week, there have been numerous calls, both from inside Israel and from Diaspora communities, for the Israeli government to take in thousands of Syrian refugees.
The plight of the Syrian refugees is beyond heartbreaking.
The situation is deplorable beyond expression. But the calls for Israel to take in refugees are folly. This is not because we are callous to the plight of Syrian families stranded by war and a murderous regime, but because the Jewish state simply cannot afford to do so.
Those who have called for Israel to absorb refugees, foremost among them Labor Party chairman and Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, argue that Israel will benefit from absorbing Syrian refugees in a myriad of ways.
Firstly, they argue that Israel has a moral duty to help those in need. They invoke the biblical credo “Help thy neighbor,” and conjure up images of the plight of Jews in Europe 70 years ago. The moral duties of the Jewish state are unquestionable, and this argument would be very convincing – if not for the many potential pitfalls.

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Obama has been a failure

Is Obamism Correctable?

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Here and abroad, the Obama administration damages whatever it touches.

by VICTOR DAVIS HANSON September 15, 2015, National Review

The next president and Congress will inherit what President Obama left behind. Whether Democrat or Republican, the president will have no choice other than to try to undo much of what Obama has wrought. But can he or she?

The policy of “leading from behind” and the crudity of “We came, we saw, he [Qaddafi] died” have left a human tragedy in Libya. Backing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was an inexplicable choice, and it almost ruined the country. The United States did not need to hound and jail an innocent video maker in order to concoct a myth to cover up the culpable lax security in Benghazi. Yemen was strangely declared a model of our anti-terrorism efforts – just weeks before it ignited into another Somalia or Congo. ISIS was airily written off as a jayvee bunch as it spread beyond Syria and Iraq. There is little need to do a detailed comparison of Iraq now and Iraq in February 2009 (when it was soon to be the administration’s “greatest achievement,” a “stable” and “self-reliant” nation); the mess in between is attributable to Obama’s use of the aftermath of the Iraq War for pre-election positioning. Ordering Assad to flee while ignoring the violence in Syria and proclaiming a faux red line has now tragically led to a million refugees in Europe (and another 4 million in the neighborhood) and more than 200,000 dead. Israel is now considered not an ally, not even a neutral, but apparently a hostile state worthy of more presidential invective than is Iran. We have few if any reliable friends any more in the Gulf. Iran will become a nuclear power. The only mystery over how that will happen is whether Obama was inept or whether he deliberately sought to make the theocracy some sort of a strategic power and U.S. ally. The Middle East over the next decade may see three or four additional new nuclear powers. The Russia of kleptocrat Vladimir Putin is seen in the region as a better friend than is the U.S. – and certainly a far more dangerous enemy to provoke.

There is no easy cure for all this; it will take years just to sort out the mess.

There will be a temptation for a reform president to use the lawless means that Obama has bequeathed – executive orders to unconstitutionally bypass Congress; arbitrary suspension or simple non-enforcement of laws, depending on where we are in the national election cycle; exemption of party loyalists from legal accountability – to achieve the noble aim of restoring legality. But such short-cuts to reform would be a terrible mistake.

It would be quite illegal to ignore emissions standards the way Obama has ignored the Defense of Marriage Act; or to reduce, by fiat, the EPA to the present toothless status of ICE; or to allow a new sort of “sanctuary city” to refuse to marry gays, in the manner of San Francisco’s refusing to hand over illegal immigrants; or to arbitrarily remove particular owls and newts from the protection of the Endangered Species Act as Obama has picked and chosen which elements of the Affordable Care Act at any particular time he considered legally non-binding. Payback is very tempting, but eight more years of it would ensure that we would become another Zimbabwe or Venezuela. Instead, the next president must, as never before, obey both the spirit and the very letter of the law to restore to us what Obama has almost destroyed.

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Peace from neuroscience

Egyptian and Israeli neuroscientists striving for peace

Ahmed El Hady and Yonatan Loewenstein, two neuroscientists from Egypt and Israel respectively, are striving to bypass preconceptions, and create interpersonal and professional connections between Arab and Israeli Neuroscientists.

Adam Evenhaim , YNet News, September 9, 2015

There is life beyond the conflict. That is the message that Egyptian neuroscientist Ahmed El Hady and his Israeli counterpart Yonatan Loewenstein are attempting to convey through a series of joint Arab and Israeli scientific workshops, the second of which is currently underway in Paris, including seven Arab and seven Israeli participants.

The two neuroscientists first met on the sidelines of a scientific conference in 2013 in Germany, with Loewenstein inviting El Hady to Israel.

“In 2014 I gave a guest lecture at the Hebrew University,” El Hady told Ynet. “One of the professors there came up to us after the lecture, and we came up with the idea of hosting a joint neuroscience workshop for Arab and Israeli scientists.”

The two quickly managed to organize the first conference titled NeuroBridges later that year, with the stated goal of “bringing together Arab and Israeli neuroscientists in order to promote scientific collaborations and develop personal relationships which could alleviate political distress.”

NeuroBridges particpants in Paris (Photo: Ahmed El Hady)
NeuroBridges particpants in Paris (Photo: Ahmed El Hady)

In a conversation with Ynet, Loewenstein said he believed that, “Ties between Israelis and Arabs don’t have to revolve only around the conflict.”

The initial conference took place during operation Protective Edge last year in Germany, and included participants from Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Egypt, and Syria.

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Palestinian Arabs suffer from BDS

Who gains from BDS?

By Judith Bergman, Israel Hayom, September 7, 2015

BDS is a morally corrupt movement, which has only one goal on its agenda, the destruction of Israel, whereas the welfare of the Palestinians could not be further from its mind.

A poll released on Sept. 1 by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Center, a Palestinian NGO, showed that support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is down among Palestinians.

“It was clear from the poll that there has been a distinct setback in the level of support for and practice of boycott campaigns of Israeli products in general,” the organization said. “The percentage of those who support the boycott of all Israeli projects dropped from 59.2% last March to 49.1% this August. Moreover, the percentage of those who support the boycott of Israeli settlement products only rose from 7.6% last March to 9.4% this August.”

The poll constitutes more proof, if any were needed, that BDS is a morally corrupt movement, which has only one goal on its agenda, the destruction of Israel, whereas the welfare of the Palestinians could not be further from its mind. If the people it is supposed to be helping do not even support it, the last fig leaf, as it were, falls to the ground.

It is wholly unsurprising that Palestinians are less than enamored of the BDS movement, since they are the ones who suffer the consequences. In a little over a week, SodaStream will be closing its factory in the Maaleh Adumim Industrial Park in Judea, east of Jerusalem, and moving into its new factory in Lehavim in the Negev. While SodaStream has repeatedly denied that BDS had any influence on the move and said that it was due to a company reorganization dictated by economic considerations, the decision, announced in November 2014, was nevertheless widely seen as being a result of BDS pressure.

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