As you probably know, many of my posts suggest you check out other writers and sites. One of my favorite is Ruthie Blum who writes twice a week for Israeli Hayom. Her latest is about the "PA"'s Abbas and his enthusiastically applauded extremest anti-Israel speech in the United Nations General Assembly last week.
Why has Israel been coddling and promoting Abbas as a "moderate" and "peace partner?"
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is one happy jihadist this week. Not only did he arrive in New York with the blessing of Hamas, but he was given a warm bath by most member states of the United Nations.
The guy who has been a has-been practically from the moment he came to power following the death of Yasser Arafat is suddenly being taken seriously.
As he approached the podium at the General Assembly on Thursday afternoon, he was applauded like an A-Lister at the Academy Awards. This welcome, coupled with his prior knowledge that a huge majority of the body was going to support his bid to upgrade the PA to non-member status, gave him a bit of bounce to his step and boom to his oratory.
Another writer I recommend is Caroline Glick and her Tribal Update, the satirical newscast produced every week by Latma. Caroline's latest article is about some notable events that happened in the end of November. Most Israelis and Jews celebrate November 29, 1947, since that was the day the infant United Nations General Assembly voted its approval for the establishment of a Jewish State. Yes, exactly 65 years before it voted for a displacement of the Jewish State, yes, a Palestinian State.
On November 28, 1941 the religious and political leader of the Palestinian Arabs and one of the most influential leaders of the Arab world Haj Amin el Husseini met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin. Husseini had courted the Nazis since just after the Nazis rose to power in 1933. Husseini was forced to flee the British Mandate in 1937 when he expanded his fourth terror war against the Jews, that he began in 1936 to include the British as well...
On Nov. 12 1942 the British led forces -- with the massive and unreported support of Jewish commando and engineering units from the land of Israel -- defeated Germany's Afrika Corps led by Gen. Rommel in the second Battle of Alamein. With the German defeat, the specter of a German occupation of the Middle East was removed. Husseini and Himmler had planned that under German occupation, the Arabs would expand the Holocaust to the 800,000 Jews of the Arab world and the 450,000 Jews in the land of Israel. To this end, the Germans had organized the Einzatzgruppen Afrika unit attached to Rommel's army. Under the command of SS LTC Walter Rauff, it was tasked with murdering Jews located in the areas that were to come under German occupation.
It is fitting that yesterday, on the anniversary of Hitler's meeting with Husseini, Germany announced that it would not oppose Husseini's heirs' bid to receive UN recognition of a Palestinian state that seeks Israel's destruction.Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.The more things change, the more they remain the same.
This week's Latma program, excellent as usual, includes the story of Ehud Barach...
Latma's Tribal Update presents Egyptian President Morsi receives a letter from Obama, the results of the Likud primaries and an ode to the man who fled too much.
And here's a fantastic video from Latma about the elections. The problem is that there aren't English subtitles so if you don't understand Hebrew, you won't get the jokes and puns.