This is all that now remains of שלומי כהן Shlomi Cohen's vineyard after a hundred left wing activists and their Arab allies including the Governor of Ramallah destroyed and trampled 5000 grape vines, set fires burning irrigation equipment and sprinklers. They did not come alone. They brought press photographers with them to document what they did and take photos.
The reason for the attack? Shlomi Cohen is a Jewish landowner. And Jewish farmers must be driven out. The IDF was notified ahead of time about the attack but did nothing except issue a statement. There were troops in the area but aside from warning them to leave once the vandalism was done, they did nothing as well.
The arrogance of the Israeli left wing "pro-peace" groups comes from knowing that the Olmert government is on their side. Olmert's wife and daughter belong to Peace Now. Groups which persecute and attack Jewish farmers have international funding and protection from American liberal groups and from the EU.
Groups with names like "Rabbis for Human Rights" have destroyed vineyards and they have staged provocations invading farms with their Arab allies and when the owners attempt to interrupt their vandalism, Olmert's police arrest the owners and jail them. This has already happened on several occasions.
While the media typically broadcasts claims of settler attacks on Arab olives, not a word can be found in any foreign media organization. The AFP photo above is the only one I could find and it was on Ynet. There is an organized campaign by the left and their Arab allies to pursue, persecute and drive Jewish farmers off their land. Unable to build they destroy, unable to create they ruin. The Arabs and the Left both represent a corrupt decaying culture of death and they operate in perfect synchronity, the corrupt children of civilization opening the doors and cheering on the barbarians who burn, loot and destroy across Israel, Europe and America.
More information can be found on the attacks at the Israel National News story on this
and previous attacks as well as planned attacks.
Meanwhile the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that Russian warplanes flew over Dimona before the 1967 war. This is of course not an accidental leak, like the Russian bomber flights and the Russian missile strike in Georgia, this is the renewed Russian regime flexing its muscles and going back to the same "old bully in the schoolyard" routine that passes for Russian diplomacy.
What Russia has not confirmed, because it is far more embarrassing, is that significant numbers of Russian air force pilots flew sorties against Israel in the Yom Kippur War and were shot down, some were filmed on television in the hospital cursing loudly in Russian.
After a brief period of democracy under Yeltsin, Russia has returned to its totalitarian roots, suppressing the press, imprisoning political opponents in prisons and psychiatric hospitals while assassinating others and funding and conducting a covert war against Israel and America, in Iraq and Iran and Latin America.
Fueled by gas and oil money, Russia is beginning a second cold war from the arctic where Putin is attempting to muscle out Canada for undersea gas and oil reserves to Iran, where Russia is funding a second Holocaust for Israel with nuclear weapons to the world where Russian companies controlled by Putin's KGB allies extrude their tentacles across the world buying up media and taking control of Russian emigre communities. The war is on again.
Meanwhile in response to the CNN hit piece on Jews in Israel conducted by Christine Amanpour, Boker Tov Boulder has information on how to contact CNN with a protest.
Call CNN. Ask to speak to the president of CNN or leave a message on the comment line: 404-827-1500 Or submit a comment on CNN's Web site at http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form6a.html?2
Via Daled Amos, The Jewish Press has a good piece and interview on Machon Shilo
-- In news and blog overview, Lemon Lime Moon on Anger As A Weapon to Silence Opposition
The trend today is to refer to anyone who speaks out on any subject that is someone else's pet agenda, or some subject held dear, a Nazi, racist, bigot, intolerant, etc.
If you say there are no such thing as a palestinian people you are called a Nazi.
If you say that there should be an end to illegal immigration or criminal trespass in the US or Europe you are a Nazi AND a racist.
If you say anything that upsets someones apple cart, the string of accusations and finger pointing begin in earnest to make the speaker look bad in the eyes of the world by associating them with some widely disliked group or attribute. They are "evil" or a "bigot" or any word that appeals to raw emotion.
It is not new, of course. It was employed by the Fascists themselves along with violence to silence any opposing view. Anger as a weapon can become a powerful tool for silencing your opposition.
- Over at Magic City Morning Star, Michael Devolin has an article on Christiane Amanpour: An Accomplice to Lies
" As a rebuttal to those who questioned her professionalism after witnessing her emotional outbursts during her coverage of the siege of Sarajevo, Christiane Amanpour replied, "There are some situations one cannot be neutral about, because when you are neutral you are an accomplice." Apparently Christiane Amanpour feels less emotional and more neutral about Jews and their religious connection to Israel than she does for the Muslims of Sarajevo.
In her latest documentary, God's Warriors, Amanpour vilifies Jews simply by equating religious Jews with religious Muslims. Of course, not everyone will see it this way. Not everyone these days is willing (or brave enough) to critique Islam and its adherents, both for the violence and anti-Jewish hatred this religion and its attendant culture advocates, and the advocates of this religion and its culture, for how they are all too willing to accommodate such violence and anti-Jewish hatred. Obviously, the journalist Amanpour is not brave enough. An Oriana Fallaci she is not."
At Right Truth is a post on the possibility of Iranian Sponsored Terrorist Attacks in Europe
We know also that they conducted, those last months, some reconnaissance missions on possible targets in various European countries we cannot name for security reasons. Those possible targets include industrial facilities, “critical infrastructure” and nuclear power stations. It’s clear that, if the Iranian nuclear program is the victim of an attack, retaliating by attacking nuclear power makes sense. Last but note least, we know, also that the Hezbollah has considerably increased its capacities –both logistical and operational –in Europe since the last summer. The goal of Hezbollah is obvious: it put itself in the position to attack in Europe if things evolve badly for it in South Lebanon.
In response to CNN, Elder of Ziyon has a good post on how to determine which religion is the most dangerous one
Are Muslims who walk through any Jewish or Christian "hotbeds" of "extremism" taking their lives into their hands? Can a Muslim walk, in full religious attire, unmolested through Boro Park, Brooklyn or in Bnei Brak? Can he walk though Rome?
Are Christians or Jews who walk through neighborhoods in Gaza or Iraqi cities or Riyadh doing anything that might endanger their lives?
If religious people are in danger of being killed by people of other religions simply because of who they are, it seems a pretty sure bet that the would-be killers are the dangerous ones.
Shabbat Shalom to all