Being in mourning for my mother, according to Jewish Law I can't watch enjoyable television shows, which makes the news the perfect thing to have on. I just can't stand the silence without either music or TV in the background. So last night I asked my husband to turn on the news.
I wonder why it's called the news, when there is nothing really new being broadcast. We have the same things going on, maybe recycled with different "players," but it's really hard to discover something that hadn't happened before.
|The President's Strategy (2007)|
Back in 2007, President George W. Bush was dealing with the Middle East by sending weapons to one set of terrorists in hopes that they would use them against another group of Islamists. Now, with the slaughter in Syria out of control, has another President decided to adopt the same strategy of sending weapons to one set of terrorists for use against another?
The Arabs have been pretty straight-talking about their plans and aims; you just have to read their lips. That's why I always recommend keeping up with the Palestinian Media Watch, which translates and publicizes what the Arabs are saying among themselves.
While international "statesmen," media, academics and too many Israelis keep insisting that we can "negotiate peace" with the PA's Abbas, the truth is that he has never supported true peace with Israel. Abbas defies US Congress request to fire official who glorified murderer.
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has defied senior members of US Congress by announcing his refusal to dismiss a senior PA official who glorified a murderer.Last night another of those interchangeable Israeli "experts" on Israeli television kept on insisting that he had no doubts that Abbas really wanted peace sic. That's what we keep hearing from the Israeli Left and Center, but there has never ever been such words and promises from the Arabs themselves.
FollowingPalestinian Media Watch's report last month that Abbas' advisor and Head of the PA's NGO Authority, Sultan Abu Al-Einein, glorified the murderer of an Israeli just three days after the killing, five members of the US Congress sent a letter to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas demanding that the PA official be removed from office:
"We ask that you publicly and officially denounce and condemn Mr. Al-Einein's remarks at once and remove him from his position in your government."
The letter was signed by Reps. Ed Royce, Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, Ted Deutch, and Brad Sherman. PA official Abu Al-Einein had praised the murderer with the following words:
"We salute the heroic fighter... Blessings to the breast that nursed [him]."
Abbas has now announced that he will not remove Abu Al-Einein from his position, and likewise rejected Congress' demand for condemnation.
The Jerusalem Post even admits it in today's headline:
Abbas douses expectations for resumption of talks
Israeli-Palestinian talks are on the immediate horizon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu shifted the message Tuesday from calling on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the negotiating table, to calling on him not to bolt once he is there.
Photo: Jason Reed / Reuters
But will our policy makers and media take this to heart? Are they willing to admit that their policies and ideology are lies based on fantasies?
Amid reports that that Israeli-Palestinian talks are on the immediate horizon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu shifted the message Tuesday from calling on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the negotiating table, to calling on him not to bolt once he is there.
The Arabs aren't hiding anything. We just have to listen.