As one, and just one, consequence of the Gaza expulsion, the Israeli government is now faced with how it is going to deal with the Kassam rocket blitz from Gaza. The Jpost reports the government is poised to launch a massive assault against Hamas in Gaza.
Posts from February 2008
CMEP,[Churches For Middle East Peace], advocates "ethnic cleansing".In particular, the ethnic cleansing of Israelis from Judea, Samaria, and other parts of Israel.
In recent posts I've pointed out that CMEP is more about promoting a pro-Palestinian agenda, than promoting peace. And they do the propaganda bidding of Islamists.
CMEP promotes a website, christianzionism.org. The web address which is misleading because rather than a Christian Zionist site, it is actually a site that attacks Christan Zionism and their support for Israel.
[Update: the link to christianzionism.org has since been removed from the CMEP website].
That website has been running articles smearing Mike Huckabee, accusing him of advocating ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, which he has not done. Here is a sample from that website's current front page:
"According to biblical promises it all belongs to the world's Jewish community--the West Bank, Gaza Strip, the whole shebang. God gave it to them. It's theirs to do with as they see fit. For Huckabee this suggests the mass removal of Palestinians to other parts of the Arab world. Huckabee favors ethnic cleansing!"
Mike Huckabee has said Israel should not give up Judea, Samaria, the Golan, or split apart their capital city of Jerusalem. And that's not the same as advocating "ethnic cleansing".
In fact, one plan promoted by Rabbi Benny Elon, the Israel Initiative, is backed by U.S. Senator Brownback, allows for the residency of "peacefull" Arabs.Those who don't want to live in peace, should be expelled or deported. The terrorists should be killed.
Nor does suggesting Saudi Arabia or Egypt donate land for another Palestinian state the same as ethnic cleansing either..There's also a major problem with the statement referenced above, it denys God's Covenant With Israel.
There is however no misunderstanding of CMEP's postition. They favor the "ethnic cleansing" of hundreds of thousands of Israelis from their historic land of Judea, Samaria, and other parts of Israel! That they have no problem with!They applauded the forcefull uprooting and expulsion of thousands of Israelis from Gaza and northern Samaria in August 2005.
In the CMEP's newsletter of June 1st, 2005, Corinne Whitlatch, the Director of CMEP, wrote that the Gaza withdrawl must only be the first step toward a Palestinian state. In other words, CMEP favors the uprooting and forced relocation of thousands of Israelis. "Ethnic cleansing."
Since the Gaza expulsion, Israel has not had peace, but more terrorism. Before the expulsion, Mahmoud Abbas and other PA propagandists said they would build condominiums. But instead, the land Israel vacated has been used as a launching pad for rockets against Israelis.
05/21/11-An update on CMEP from the watchdog Camera is here.
Senator Brownback On The Israeli Initiative:
The following post was made Feb. '08. CMEP has since changed it's website content around. The link to "christianzionism.org" no longer appears on it's site anywhere that I can see. However, John Hubers, of the Reformed Church in America, a board member of CMEP, is involved in the "christianzionism.org" website. The site is misleading because it is rather a site that attacks Christian Zionism and those who support Israel. At the current time, that site has articles attacking Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate. That just further convinces me that McCain made the right choice.
The origional post below:
In the previous post, I referenced CMEP [ Churches For Middle East Peace]. Stating very plainly that this organization is more about promoting pro-Palestinian anti-Israel propaganda, than in promoting peace. Here's more:
On the front page of the CMEP website, in the left column, there is a link called Historical Documents and Resources. Follow that link. At the top of the page is the listing "CMEP Resources". The 5th item down is a link to an article attacking Christian support of Israel entitled, Christian Zionism: A Historical Anaylysis and Critique. Written by John Hubers. Which should rather be called an Un-Historical Analysis and Critique.
Just below that is a smaller link, christianzionism.org, which is misleading because it is not a Christian Zionist website, but rather one that attacks Christian support for Israel.
The first thing that will be noticed is the smear against Mike Huckabee. Accusing him of advocating "ethnic cleansing" of Palestinians. Which he has never done. There is a lot more on that webpage.
For example in the left column, are listed links to a few articles that cite C.A.I.R.'s criticism and accusations against former Muslim terrorists Walid Shoebat, Zachariah Anani, and Kamal Saleem. But I won't link to those articles. Instead, here's a link to an article on Dhimmi Watch written by Shoebat.
In addition, there at least two links to articles that constitute smear attacks against the former Muslim terrorists.
Why is CMEP directing visitors to a website resource that promotes articles smearing Mike Huckabee and former Muslim terrorists?
It is because now, all three of these former Muslim terrorists are standing strong in support of Israel and speaking out about the danger of islamofascism. In this regard, CMEP does the propaganda bidding of the islamists.
Here is a very interesting thing. On Daniel Pipes blog there is a "commenter " by the name John Hubers. The same name as the author referenced above.
On Pipes blog Hubers makes serveral comments attacking Walid Shoebat's credibility. In a sense, doing the propaganda bidding of islamists who desire to silence Shoebat and others who dare speak out on the danger of islamofascism.
Update: 2/27/08- The misleading website, christianzionism.org, promoted by CMEP,has now changed it's front page. The smear article against Huck has been replaced with another article about McCain. They might have read my post.
Update: They are back to smearing Huck again. This time with a new article which they have entitled, " Of Republicans, the End Times and Israel." They once again accuse Huck of advocating ethnic cleansing, which he has never done. They also omit any reference to the fact that the Arabs could have had a "Palestinian" state if they wanted in 1947. But instead, no less than five Arab Muslim armys attacked with the intent of murdering and driving the Jews into the sea. And this remains their intent. It is part of their islamic quest to subject the non-Muslim world to Islam. It's "the house of islam vs. the house of war." But these liberal extremists don't get it. And they are spiritually blinded by a heretical false doctrine. See the Error of Replacement Theology.
Mike Huckabee has said Israel should not give up Judea, Samaria, the Golan, or split apart their capital city of Jerusalem. Which Israel should never do!That does not mean he advocates ethnic cleansing.
Read this relevant article by Joesph Farrah, founder of WorldNetdaily: Phony Ignorant Christians
The CMEP, [Churches For Middle East Peace], will host Andrew Whitley, Director of UNRWA for the Near East, in an upcoming conference call.
For those not familiar with CMEP, [Churches For Middle East Peace], this organization is more about promoting a pro-Palestinian agenda than promoting peace. An objective perusal of it's statements and positions on their website will readily reveal this. They have aggressively lobbied the U.S. against Israel. While complaining against Israel's actions to defend itself, they minimise islamist terror against Israel. Ryan Jones has the lowdown on CMEP here.
For those not familiar with UNRWA, [ United Nations Works and Relief Agency], this umbrella group of the UN has repeatedly come under fire for misappropriation of funds and other credibility issues. Much of the funding of UNWRA is U.S. tax dollars.
The Heritage Foundation did a report on UNRWA two years ago this month. The report recommended to Congress that it should pull the plug on funding of UNRWA. Among the problems the report highlighted was the lack of real finiancial oversight and accountability of UNRWA. The infiltration of Hamas. Terrorists being put on the payroll.
Apparently things have not improved with UNRWA. A group of U.S. Congressman sent a letter to Condi Rice just this past December over concerns of financial credibility with UNRWA.
In this letter, the Congressman pointed out that Andrew Whitley, the same Andrew Whitley referenced above, made known to them that cash payments had been made directly to the familys of those who committed suicide/homicide terror attacks:
" UNRWA's Cash Assistance program raises serious concerns. On April 25, 2007, the UNRWA Representative in New York, Andrew Whitley, revealed to our staff that UNRWA provided cash assistance to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers. We were surprised that U.S. taxpayer dollars are financing de-facto martyr payments in the West Bank and Gaza. To date we have not recieved a response on how UNRWA ensures cash assistance does not go directly to members or immediate family of Hamas terrorists. We question a program in which independent auditors are not allowed to determine whether millions of U.S. tax dollars are provided as martyr payments or direct cash assistance to terrorists."
Read the e-mail exchange between popular blogger "Sultan Knish" and Andrew Whitley.
Sultan Knish writes "In his position, Andrew Whitley has served as the propaganda megaphone for a body that is supposed to be apolitical, but in reality anything but."
UNRWA Ambulance transports terrorists:
Kosovo has declared independence. And with U.S. backing.
The associated press article stated: "Sunday's declaration was carefully orchestrated with the U.S. and key European powers..."
EU foreign ministers are to meet in Brussels,Belgium on Monday.
No doubt the declaration was timed with this in mind. As many EU member nations, including the four biggest, U.K., Germany, France, and Italy, have been agressively pushing for Kosovo independence.
It is not unlikely that member nations of the EU as well as the U.S. may move to officially recognize an independent Kosovo outside of the UN. Hoping for a domino affect. But the danger that an independent Kosovo will present to the region, as well as to Serbia, it will certainly be resisted.
The eyes of the world will now be re-focused on this other important front line in the global war with militant Islam.
The Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said an independent Kosovo would be " a democratic, multiethnic state."
President Bush said, " We are heartened by the fact that the Kosovo government has clearly proclaimed it's willingness and it's desire to support Serbian rights in Kosovo."
For the record Turkey is a democratic,multiethnic state. But it is only democratic for the Muslims. A real litmus test for democracy is freedom of religion. In Turkey, A significant problem is that country's biased religious laws and persecution of non-Muslims.
The Assyrian International News Agency report says :" Armenian Orthodox, Greek Orhodox, and Jewish communities are recognized as having a special legal minority status." In other words, dhimmi status.
The concerns of Serbs living in an independent majority Muslim Kosovo are well founded.
Hashim Thaci is decribed as a former leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army. A recognized terrorist organization, whose aim has been to consolidate Albania, Macedonia, and Kosovo into an Islamic state.
Needless to say we will all be watching.
Warning Light On Kosovo- Washington Times
Eight U.S. senators have written to Secretary of State Condi Rice urging the government not to sacrifice the interests of U.S. citizens in favor of better relations with the Palestinians.
The action by the senators comes as a result of the Palestinian Authority seeking to overturn court awards to U.S. victims of Palestinian terror.
The senators related the case of a U.S. woman whose husband was killed in a Palestinian terror attack in 2002, and successfully sued the Palestinian Authority and the PLO.
That case was based on the Antiterrorism Act of 1990.
Note, the link above is to the Congressional Record where the 1990 Act S. 740 is further Ammended.
A link to the full contents of the letter is here, spearheaded by Senator Arlen Specter.
"We are concerned that as courts render judgements holding terrorists and sponsors of terrorist acts accountable under the ATA, political efforts to have our government intervene and unduly influence the courts may undermine verdicts imposed by independent arbiters."
"Victims who bring forth claims in good faith and win judgements against terrorists should not be thwarted in their efforts."
State Dept. spokesman Sean McCormack said the Administration is in the process of deciding whether or not to back the Palestinian Authority attempt to nullify the court award.
Will the Administration and Rice come down on the side of the terrorists?
In many respects they already have!
It is a scandal that while courts render awards to U.S. victims of Palestinian terrorists, the Administration seeks and gives millions of U.S. tax dollars to "bolster and strenghthen" Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah!
Notorious Hizbullah terrorist began his terror career with Fatah's Force 17.
The same Force 17 that serves in Mahmoud Abbas's Presidential Guard.
The same Presidential Guard that President Bush and Condi Rice "bolster and strenghthen with millions of U.S. tax dollars.
Before 9/11, Imad Mughniyah, chief of operations for Hizbullah, was responsible for the deaths of more Americans in terror attacks. Which included the terror attack on the Marine barracks in Beirut and the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia.
In Beirut,Lebanon Mughniyah belonged to Arafat's Force 17. When the PLO was forced out of Lebanon, Mughniyah then joined up with Hizbullah.
The report at the counter terrorism blog states that Mughniyah has had recent links with Force 17:
"Mughniyah cut his teeth as a teenage gunman with Force 17 in Beirut in the late 1970's. Mughniyah's links to Fatah are also not ancient history. While Hezbollah's growing relationships with the Palestinian Islamist groups has been well reported, Hezbollah has also worked to build connections within the ostensibly secular Fatah. Force 17 officers founded the very first Hezbollah cells in the Gaza and the West Bank."
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade is a recognized terrorist organization. In June of last year the "moderate" Abbas appointed Mahmoud Damra, a senior Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade leader as commander of Force 17.
The WND report states:
" Many Fatah security members from Force 17 are also openly members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades."
U.S. tax dollars funding terrorism via the Palestinians!
Imad Mughniyeh, described as one of the world's worst terrorists, has met his demise in Damascus, Syria. Apparently by a car bomb.
The news was welcomed by both Israel and the U.S.
In Israel Labor Party MK Danny Yatom said," This is a huge achievement for the war against terror."
A spokesmam for Sean McCormick of the U.S. State Dept. said, " The world is a better place without this man in it."
Here is how an official with the "moderate" Fatah reacted:
" His nickname was tha'lab [the fox], and today he's considered the second important figure in Hizbullah after Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah. We're very proud to have had a Palestinian holding such a high position in Hizbullah"-Fatah official who knew Mughniyeh during the 70's and 80's.
" very proud to have had a Palestinian holding such a high position in Hizbullah" -Fatah official.
This is the same "moderate" Fatah that is constantly pumped up by $millions of U.S. tax dollars.
Debka file has more.
Terror's South American Front- Jihad Watch
In a recent article,"Looking Under a Rock: FBI and CIA Hit New Low in Recruitment Drive, counter terrorism expert Steven Emerson describes the magazine 'Washington Report For Middle East Affairs', as a publication "that can only be described as objectively pro-terrorism."
"...a publication linked to former Congressman Paul Findley, who once described himself as Yaser Arafat's best friend in Congress, features recruiting advertisements seeking new agents for both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency."
The front page of the WRMEA website, at the time of Emerson's article, featured a collection of articles Emerson described as a "homage" to convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist Sami-Al-Arian. Read Emerson's article cited above for other details.
Joesph Farrah of WorldnetDaily has more on Paul Findley here.
"Findley has never gotten over the fact that he was turned out of office because of his own somewhat fanatical support of Yasser Arafat in 1982, even while serving as a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee."- Farrah
In addition, Farrah does a good job in answering the following question:
Why do American Christians support Israel so loyally and enthusiastically?
- "The strong evangelical church in America can read the Bible and see that the Jew's only historic home is in Israel.
- Most Christians understand that Jesus was a Jew who lived in a Jewish state, albeit one under the colonial rule of the Roman Empire.
- They understand that God chose to reveal Himself to the Jewish people and the nation of Israel.
- They don't see a nation of Palestine mentioned in the Old Testament or New? with good reason: It never existed before or since, except in the imaginations of people like Yasser Arafat.
- They believe God made certain promises to the nation of Israel and that today's Jewish state is a manifestation of those promises.
- They understand that their Holy Scriptures indicate God will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse it. They don't want to be on the wrong side of that spiritual equation.
- They understand their own salvation, in the person of Jesus, chose to come through the House of David and minister principally to the Jews.
- They grasp that the Jews alone ? with the help of God, of course? have made the deserts bloom in that Holy Land, just as the prophets predicted.
- They comprehend that the Jews alone formed a free society in the Middle East.
- They can see that Israel has been an ally to the United States and a friend to the free world throughout it's 50-year history of rebirth."-Farrah.
Huckabee Speaks In Richmond-Wants to Abolish IRS- Richmond Times
Dream Ticket: Huckabee/Hunter!
Three Arab newspapers under the control of Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, are celebrating and glorifying the recent terrorist attacks against Israel in Dimona.
This is a staple of Palestinian society. Read this report from Palestinian Media Watch.
The newspapers referred to the terrorists as shahids, or martyrs.
While Abbas publically condemed the attacks, it is important to understand that these newspapers are under his control.They are paid employess of the Palestinian Authority. Foreign as well as U.S. tax dollars pay the salaries of PA employees.
In other words, U.S. financial aid, our tax dollars, are helping to fund this glorification of terror in the Palestinian Authority.
In this regard, Abbas follows the same tactic as his predicessor Yaser Arafat, who would often make public condemnations of acts of terror for the benifit of the Western press. While at the same time encouraging and financially compensating acts of terror.
While Abbas makes a "public" statement of condemnation, in actuallity he supports terrorism. Our U.S. tax dollars at work. This must stop!
Please take a few minutes to contact your congressional representative and demand a stop to all financial aid to the Palestinian Authority. You can contact your representative here: contact your representative.
"Rather than further funding Palestinian bellicosity, Western states, starting with Israel, should cut off all funds to the Palestinian Authority."- Daniel Pipes