Biden Regime Plans to Give Hamas a Grand Reward for Murdering 1,200 Israelis

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It has been clear for quite some time that the Biden regime, despite its show of support for Israel, is really on the side of Hamas. The regime is in serious talks to respond to Hamas’ brutal and inhuman murder of 1,200 Israelis on Oct. 7, 2023 by giving it the biggest reward of all: a Palestinian state.

If you are skeptical that Old Joe and his henchmen are really on Hamas’ side, consider the fact that, in November, they enabled the release of ten billion dollars in frozen funds to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hamas’ primary financier. That followed $100 million in “humanitarian aid” to Gaza and the West Bank on Oct. 18, less than two weeks after the massacre. Biden huffed and puffed about how that $100 million better not end up in the hands of Hamas, but really, who else was there in Gaza who could receive it and keep it from the jihad terror group? Hamas-linked UNRWA?

As if all that weren’t bad enough, now the Biden regime is planning to follow it with the worst betrayal of all of our most loyal allies in the Middle East. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that “Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Palestinian representatives, in addition to the United States” were “rushing to complete a detailed, comprehensive plan for long-term peace between Israel and Palestinians, including a firm timeline for the establishment of a Palestinian state, that could be announced as early as the next several weeks.” As you may have noticed, the one concerned party that would likely lose territory if any such state were established was conspicuously absent from these negotiations.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted. On Friday, he declared: “Israel outright rejects international dictates regarding permanent arrangements with the Palestinians." Such an arrangement will be reached only through direct negotiations between the parties, without preconditions.” As Biden regime apparatchiks worked with Muslim Arab nations to establish a Palestinian state without the approval of or even participation of Israel, Netanyahu was unequivocal: “Israel will continue to oppose the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state." Such a recognition in the wake of the October 7 massacre would give a huge reward to unprecedented terrorism and prevent any future peace settlement.”

Indeed. Hamas behaved with appalling savagery on Oct. 7, and yet is more popular than ever in both Gaza and the West Bank in the wake of that attack. If a free election were held in a new Palestinian state, Hamas would have a very good chance of winning. And given the group’s oft-stated imperative to destroy Israel completely, which senior Hamas official Ghazi Hamad has restated after Oct. 7, a Palestinian state would almost certainly become a new jihad base for renewed attacks against Israel, as Gaza did after Israel’s unilateral withdrawal in 2005 (which, like the eternal goal of the Palestinian state, was also touted as a move that would finally bring peace).

Related: Biden Regime Again Shows Which Side It’s On, and It's Not on Israel's

In the Washington Post’s entire fifteen-hundred-word account of the ongoing talks to set up a Palestinian state, no one betrays any indication that they know or care why a Palestinian state has not yet been set up despite decades of efforts to bring peace, or why the Palestinians have rejected numerous offers for such a state since 1947. A standing condition for the Palestinians has been that they accept the existence of Israel as a Jewish state, which no Palestinian organization or leader has ever been willing to do. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has apparently just decided, without a scintilla of evidence, that this condition has already been fulfilled, as he spoke last week in Qatar about the steps that need to be taken in order to embark upon a “practical, timebound, irreversible path to a Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace with Israel." 

Where is there a single Palestinian leader or political group that has ever expressed any willingness to live side-by-side in peace with Israel? Yet, instead of pressuring the Palestinians, the Biden regime is focusing on efforts to “convince the Arab world that this time will be different.” This is a total inversion of reality. The Biden regime has completely forgotten, or is more likely deliberately ignoring, the fact that the Palestinian Arabs were the aggressors who sparked this conflict. Historically, a defeated aggressor, if that is what Hamas and its cohorts turn out to be, was not rewarded. Would the Biden regime, if it had been in power in 1945, have worked on a plan to expand the domains of national Socialist Germany? The possibility cannot be dismissed out of hand.

Turkey: Man responsible for shaping Erdogan’s Middle East policy says ‘there is no such state called Israel’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/turkey-man-responsible-for-shaping-erdogans-middle-east-policy-says-there-is-no-such-state-called-israel; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Erdogan’s Turkey, which wants to destroy Israel, is an ally of the U.S., and Israel itself is an ally of the U.S. One of these alliances is in serious danger, and the worries are not in Istanbul.

“‘Israel must be destroyed,’ said chief Middle East advisor to Turkey’s President Erdogan,” by Abdullah Bozkurt, Nordic Monitor, February 15, 2024:

The person responsible for shaping Turkey’s foreign policy in the Middle East in the office of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been revealed to have called for the destruction of Israel, as uncovered by a Nordic Monitor investigation.

Sefer Turan, a 62-year-old pro-Iranian Islamist and a chief advisor to the Turkish president, has openly denied Israel’s right to exist, stating, “We must consistently and at every opportunity inform the public that there is no such state called Israel.”

Turan’s remarks were made in June 1997 during a panel discussion concerning the closure of the Palestine Solidarity and Friendship Association (Filistin Dayanışma ve Dostluk Derneği, FDD) by Turkish authorities. The FDD was identified as a front organization sponsored by the Iranian mullah regime in Turkey, aimed at channeling funds to armed Palestinian jihadist groups, organizing rallies against Israel and promoting antisemitism in Turkey.

Turan, one of the architects of the FDD, vehemently criticized the government’s decision to shut down the organization. He also condemned the peace initiatives launched in Madrid in 1991 that aimed to foster peace between Israel and Palestine, along with several Arab nations. The Madrid conference, co-sponsored by the US and the Soviet Union, eventually resulted in the signing of the Oslo I Accord in 1993 and the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel in 1994.

“We must openly reveal our identity and, if necessary, endure the risks,” Turan emphasized, further stating, “Nothing ends with the closure of the FDD.”

The driving force behind the creation of the FDD was a propaganda magazine named Yörünge, which received funding from the Iranian regime and was operated by pro-Iranian Turkish Islamists. Some members of this group had undergone training by Iranian intelligence in handling arms and explosives. Turkish authorities took action against the magazine, shutting it down and initiating criminal investigations and indictments against its staff.

The application for the establishment of the FDD was initially approved on July 1, 1995, during a preliminary process and later endorsed by the Interior Ministry in November 1995. However, a month after approval, the ministry requested that the FDD halt its operations until the Cabinet reviewed the application, citing concerns regarding the mention of international operations in the founding charter, which fell under the discretion of the Cabinet. On May 7, 1997 the government officially notified the FDD of its closure.

The FDD board members included Ahmet Varol, Remzi Çayır, Rıdvan Kaya, Nurettin Şirin, Fikret Özdemir and Ahmet Ağırakça, several of whom had longstanding ties with the Iranian Islamist Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force.

In fact, both Turan, working as chief aide to Erdogan at the time, and Şirin were suspects in a confidential investigation into the Quds Force network between 2011 and 2014. During this period their phones were tapped under court order as investigators sought to uncover an Iranian intelligence network in Turkey. The investigation aimed to determine any plots targeting Israeli, Jewish and Western interests in Turkey….

Pro-Hamas rioters attempt to force their way into pro-Israel congressman Rep. Mike Lawler’s office

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/pro-hamas-rioters-attempt-to-force-their-way-into-pro-israel-congressmans-office; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

SEE ALSO: https://nypost.com/2023/12/28/news/rep-mike-lawler-latest-lawmaker-to-have-office-vandalized-for-pro-israel-views/

This morning, a group of antisemitic protestors attempted to physically force themselves into my office. I won’t waver in my support for Israel, nor will I stop fighting to address antisemitism. We are grateful to the Capitol Police for their swift response in ensuring our safety. pic.twitter.com/jsw1JWpD1E

— Congressman Mike Lawler (@RepMikeLawler) February 15, 2024

Insurrection! But of course no one will be imprisoned, or even arrested. What would these leftist and Muslim thugs have done if they had managed to get into Lawler’s office and he had been inside? Beaten him bloody? Is there really any doubt?

Israel discovers six drones amid UNRWA donations entering Judea and Samaria this week

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/israel-discovers-six-drones-amid-unrwa-donations-entering-judea-and-samaria-this-week; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

UNRWA is actively aiding the “Palestinian” jihad, and must be shut down.

“i24NEWS Exclusive: Israel finds 6 drones amid UNRWA donations that entered the West Bank this week,” by Matthias Inbar, i24News, February 15, 2024:

UNRWA donations that entered the West Bank from Jordan through the Allenby Bridge earlier this week contained six military drones, i24NEWS’ military correspondent Matthias Inbar has learned from Israeli security sources.

The drones have been confiscated by Israeli security forces….

Tlaib refuses to condemn Hamas for rape of Israeli women

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/tlaib-refuses-to-condemn-hamas; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

The barbarians aren’t at the gates. They’re in Congress. But Tlaib can’t condemn Hamas’ behavior because she supports Hamas, and because the sexual use of infidel women is allowed in the Qur’an (4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30).

“Tlaib ‘present,’ as House votes unanimously to condemn Hamas for rape,” by Menachem Wecker, JNS, February 14, 2024:

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously, 418-0, to condemn Hamas terrorists for rape and sexual violence on Oct. 7.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), a progressive member of the “Squad” who has a long history of antisemitic comments, voted “present,” as the House passed H.Res.966 on Wednesday.

“The brutality was planned and calculated,” Frankel added. “Sadly, Hamas’s savagery has been met with a shrug—and even denial—from many corners of the world. Our resolution loudly and clearly condemns all rape and forms of sexual violence as weapons of war, including those acts committed by Hamas terrorists on and since Oct. 7.”

Frankel introduced the resolution, which received 200 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle, with Reps. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Fla.), Kathy Manning (D-N.C.) and Jen Kiggans (R-Va.).

The resolution condemns all rape and sexual violence “as weapons of war,” including those Hamas committed on and after Oct. 7; calls on all countries to criminalize rape and sexual assault and hold both state and non-state armed groups accountable for such attacks; and tells international groups to “unequivocally condemn the barbaric murder, rape, sexual assault and kidnapping by Hamas and other terrorists on and since Oct. 7 and hold accountable all perpetrators.”

It also reaffirms the U.S. government’s “support for independent, impartial investigations of rape and sexual violence committed by Hamas on and since Oct. 7” and “reaffirms its commitment to supporting survivors of rape and sexual violence, including those brutalized on and since Oct. 7.”…

Biden national security aide tells Dearborn Muslims ‘I do not have any confidence in current government of Israel’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/biden-national-security-aide-tells-dearborn-muslims-i-do-not-have-any-confidence-in-current-government-of-israel; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Once again, the Biden regime is trying to appease its far-Left, Israeli-hating base. The regime could destroy the alliance altogether and throw Israel at the jihadis in exchange for Muslim support for Biden’s reelection.

“In Private Remarks to Arab Americans, Biden Aide Expresses Regrets on Gaza,” by Reid J. Epstein and Erica L. Green, New York Times, February 9, 2024:

In a closed-door meeting with Arab American leaders in Michigan this week, one of President Biden’s top foreign policy aides acknowledged mistakes in the administration’s response to the war in Gaza, saying he did not have “any confidence” that Israel’s government was willing to take “meaningful steps” toward Palestinian statehood….

The Biden aide, Jon Finer, a deputy national security adviser, offered some of the administration’s clearest expressions of regret for what he called “missteps” it had made since the beginning of the violence, and he pledged that it would do better.

During a meeting on Thursday with Arab American political leaders in Dearborn, Mich., Mr. Finer said, “We are very well aware that we have missteps in the course of responding to this crisis since Oct. 7,” according to a recording of the gathering obtained by The New York Times. A National Security Council official confirmed the recording was authentic.

Mr. Finer added: “We have left a very damaging impression based on what has been a wholly inadequate public accounting for how much the president, the administration and the country values the lives of Palestinians. And that began pretty early in the conflict.”…

Mr. Finer and several other senior Biden administration officials, including Samantha Power, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, traveled to Dearborn on Thursday for a series of meetings, including one in which Mr. Finer’s comments were recorded.

Those sessions came a week after Biden's campaign aides, including Julie Chávez Rodríguez, the manager of his 2024 bid, quietly traveled to the city and met with a few officials, including Representative Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American progressive who is at the forefront of Democratic calls for a cease-fire.

However, Mayor Abdullah Hammoud of Dearborn and several other local officials declined to meet with Ms. Chávez Rodríguez. Mr. Hammoud later issued a statement saying he wished to speak with policymakers instead of campaign officials. White House officials then scrambled to arrange a visit.

During Thursday's meetings, Mr. Finer articulated the American government’s efforts to bring a halt to the war in Gaza. Building a formal diplomatic relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia, he said, is a critical step toward creating a Palestinian state. Doing so, he added, requires politically difficult sacrifices from both countries and the United States.

“We will have to do things for Saudi Arabia that will be very unpopular in this country and in our Congress,” Mr. Finer said. “Will Israel be willing to do the hard thing that’s going to be required of them, which is meaningful steps for the Palestinians on the question of two states?" I don’t know if the answer to that is yes. I do not have any confidence in this current government of Israel.”…

Rewarding the Oct 7 Massacres With a ‘Palestinian’ State

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/rewarding-the-oct-7-massacres-with-a-palestinian-state; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

What do you get when you massacre over a thousand people? A country.

What do you get when you massacre over a thousand people, rape, behead, torture and kidnap everyone Jewish, Christian or non-Arab in sight? International diplomatic recognition.

Secretary of State Tony Blinken has reportedly begun conducting a review of options for recognizing a ‘Palestinian’ state after the war. The State Department has claimed there are no policy changes, but that may yet be more diplomatic doubletalk.

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron, brought in after PM Rishi Sunak ousted Minister Suella Braverman for speaking out against the pro-Hamas rallies, published an op-ed calling for a “pause” in the fighting, exchanging Israeli hostages for captured Hamas terrorists, and providing “safe passage” to “key Hamas leaders” and “the people responsible for October 7” to leave Gaza. After that he announced that his government might recognize an Islamic terror state.

“We – with allies – will look at the issue of recognising a Palestinian state, including at the United Nations,” he claimed. “That could be one of the things that helps to make this process irreversible.”

Why the urgent need for the “irreversible” recognition of a terror state?

According to Cameron, “we must give the people of the West Bank and Gaza the political perspective of a credible route to a Palestinian state and a new future.”

The “people” in question have already been polled on what they want from the future.

A poll found that 74% of ‘Palestinians’ supported the Hamas atrocities of Oct 7 and a majority “extremely” supported them. Only 12% were against. 83% of those in the West Bank, under the Palestinian Authority and the immediate beneficiaries of statehood, supported the crimes.

98% in Gaza and the West Bank said that they felt ‘pride’ as ‘Palestinians’ over the war. 74% expected the fighting to end with the defeat of Israeli forces in Gaza. Only 17% supported a two-state solution, while 77.7% wanted to destroy Israel and replace it with a ‘Palestinian’ state.

This is what supporting the “Palestinian people” with a “Palestinian state” really means.

Former Minister Theresa Villiers who, unlike Cameron, had backed Brexit, warned that “accelerating unilateral recognition of Palestinian state would be to reward Hamas’ atrocities.”

And that’s exactly right.

The only reason any of this is being discussed is the Oct 7 Hamas attack. Recognizing a terror state after one of the worst acts of terror in history will retroactively validate everything.

Hamas will be able to claim victory, and so will the ‘Palestinians’ who took part in it, cheered it and supported it to a larger degree than Germans supported Hitler.

The Palestinian Authority, on which hopes for a Palestinian State, depend is just as bad.

Despite Blinken’s best efforts, Mahmoud Abbas, the PLO leader who serves as the official .President of the Palestinian Authority, refused to disavow the Oct 7 attacks. Instead, the PLO, Fatah and other elements of the ruling regime in charge of the West Bank have praised it and others, like the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, even bragged about taking part in the attacks.

A video from the Palestinian Authority terror group features “terrorists wearing Fatah’s yellow armbands firing Kalashnikov rifles at a kibbutz” and “a Fatah terrorist stamping on the head of a murdered Israeli” as the group boasts that “we had a prominent and clear role” on Oct 7.

Abbas was elected to a four-year term in 2005. There have been no elections since and he has functioned as a glorified dictator subsidized by our foreign aid. His likely successors, including the imprisoned leader of a terror group who is ahead in the polls, all praised the Hamas attack.

Democratic elections in a ‘Palestinian’ state would mean Hamas. The Islamic terror group won the 2006 legislative elections and took over Gaza. That's why there have been no elections since. Current polls show that if there were to be democratic elections, Hamas would easily win them.

Biden claimed that, “the vast majority of Palestinians are not Hamas. Hamas does not represent the Palestinian people.” But the vast majority of them disagree and want Hamas to head or form part of a unity coalition of Islamic terrorist groups running a ‘Palestinian’ state..

The only Palestinian Authority candidate who could beat Hamas is Marwan Barghouti, the grandfather of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, currently serving several life sentences in Israel prison, who responded to Oct 7 by urging a total war against Israel. Hamas has demanded Barghouti’s release as part of any ‘terrorists-for-hostages’ trade with Israel..

Recognizing a ‘Palestinian’ state means either recognizing the Palestinian Authority’s terror dictatorship in the West Bank or Hamas. Either way, an Islamic terrorist group will run the place, eliminate any opposition and launch more terrorist attacks against Israel and then anyone else.

But diplomats who were blindsided by the Oct 7 attacks are fighting to take control of the situation and the narrative by offering up the same old failed policies. Diplomats claim that Oct 7 was caused by a failure to negotiate, but it had really been brought about by endless negotiations.

Before the Oct 7 assault, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan had an article in Foreign Affairs magazine touting how negotiations with Hamas had led to quiet in Gaza. After the Hamas invasion, the online version had that edited out and only the print copies remain.

The roots of the Oct 7 attack lie in the 1992 pressure campaign to force Israel to take back the Hamas terror leaders it had deported, followed by the Oslo accord deals with Arafat and the PLO, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s ’s insistence on democratic elections that brought Hamas to power, Obama’s Arab Spring which empowered the Muslim Brotherhood parent organization of Hamas to win democratic elections, including in neighboring Egypt, which provided a vital outlet of support for Hamas, and then the Iran Deal that funded the state sponsor of Hamas which led Iran to expand its operations and ambitions around the region.

The addiction to diplomacy, nation building, accords and agreements led fatally to Oct 7.

Israel has resisted allowing Hamas to take part in elections only to face pressure from Rice.

“Whenever you have 80 percent of the Palestinian people turn out in a free and fair election, one that is free of violence, it has to be a cause for hope,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice argued after Hamas won the 2005 election.

In 2007, a year after Hamas seized control of Gaza, Rice declared, “frankly, it’s time for the establishment of a Palestinian state.”

No matter how often the same approach fails, the diplomats never admit they were wrong.

To be a modern day diplomat is to ignorantly blame a lack of diplomacy and negotiations for everything and to promise that they can fix everything. Diplomats have been telling us for generations that a “Palestinian state” would be the solution to all of the problems in the region, but ever since the Oslo accords, life in Israel and the Middle East has become much more violent.

There’s a limit to how much damage generals can do, but not diplomats.

Compare the damage from the Iraq War to the fallout from the Arab Spring which didn’t just set one country on fire, but led to brutal and enduring civil wars in Yemen, Syria and Libya, while causing serious harm in Egypt, Tunisia, and many other countries across the region.

Oct 7 was not the result of a military process, but a diplomatic one, in which the Biden administration and several Israeli governments had negotiated temporary quiet with Hamas.

Diplomats can’t afford to allow the impression that there is a military solution to terrorism. Or too much of anything else. And so they’re rushing to impose a diplomatic solution that would empower terrorists because that is all that diplomacy with terrorists ever accomplishes.

Since Oslo, diplomacy has consistently proved the flip side of the Roman “si vis pacem, para bellum” or “if you would have peace, prepare for war.”

Israelis have learned the hard way that if they prepare for peace, they will have war. Diplomacy is supposed to avert war, but with Islamic terrorists it encourages war instead.

Despite all the promises, the Oslo accords and other peace negotiations never ended the violence because the Islamic terrorists quickly realized that violence was their best leverage. Negotiations soon fell by the wayside as Palestinian Authority terrorists focused on direct or indirect proxy terrorism. Hamas then took up the slack by promising to turn the violence on or off in exchange for money and political power. Recognizing a “Palestinian” state after Oct 7 would validate terrorism as the ultimate strategy yet again and would ensure more such attacks.

The push for a “Palestinian” state after Oct 7 not only rewards the atrocities of that day, but encourages the Arab Muslim ‘Palestinian’ settlers living in the West Bank and Gaza to repeat them.

What do you get when you massacre over a thousand people, rape, behead, torture and kidnap everyone Jewish, Christian or non-Arab in sight? The answer should not be your own country.

Maryland: Muslim Teacher Says She’s Victim of Racism After She’s Suspended for Calling for Israel’s Disappearance Inbox

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/maryland-muslim-teacher-says-shes-victim-of-racism-after-shes-suspended-for-calling-for-israels-disappearance; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, &research purposes:

CAIR files discrimination lawsuit against Montgomery County Public Schools

A Muslim elementary school teacher in Maryland has filed a discrimination complaint after being suspended for using the phrase “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” as her email signature. More on the outraged, and outrageous, Hajur El-Haggan, can be found here: “Muslim school teacher says she’s victim of racism after being suspended for using ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ as her email signature,” by Emma Richter, DailyMail.com

A Muslim school teacher in Maryland said that she is a victim of racism after she was suspended for using ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ as her email signature.

Hajur El-Haggan, a math teacher at Argyle Middle School, was placed on administrative leave in November after she was told that her chosen signature was not allowed.

This was her school email, not her personal account. Students, parents, and fellow teachers would all be subjected, in their email correspondence with her, to this message: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

This phrase is a call for the establishment of a Palestinian state on all the land from the river Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea, and for the disappearance of the Jewish state. All of its Jewish inhabitants would be expelled or killedRightly understood, it is a call for ethnic cleansing, and the replacement of the only Jewish state by a twenty-third Arab one. It is understandable that the principal would not want one of his teachers displaying such a sentiment on a school account.

The Muslim and Arab-American teacher has since gone on to file a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Maryland Commission on Human Rights against Montgomery County Public Schools.

‘I have co-workers who have “Black Lives Matter” in their email signatures, or links to their pronouns and what they mean. My quote does not fall into a different category,’ El-Haggan told KUTV.

She is wrong. Her quote is in a different category. “Black Lives Matter” does not call for ethnic cleansing or the destruction of a state and its people. Phrases about pronouns that have to do with self-identification as non-binary, similarly, are not a threat to the existence of anyone. “From the river to the sea” is such a threat; it means politicide accompanied by ethnic cleansing.

The complaint stated that after she was reprimanded by the school’s principal about her email signature, she offered to take it down, but they [sic] proceeded to tell her that she would still be suspended.

Even if El-Haggan had taken down that email signature, that would not have changed the fact that she supports the disappearance of Israel, and the removal of all of the Jews living now “between the river and the sea.” Isn’t that the real “racism” that is involved here, and not her suspension? She was not suspended because she is a Muslim Arab, but because of her support for the ethnic cleansing of Jews “from the river to the sea.”

The discrimination complaint, which has also been filed with the local Fair Employment Practices Agency, said that El-Haggan and her colleagues at the school ‘hold certain personal and political views regarding various social injustices.’…

Would a teacher who had made known his, or her, support for the KKK, or for neo-Nazi groups, be allowed to continue as a teacher? El-Haggan’s views are not merely “political,” but rather, a call for the destruction of a country and the ethnic cleansing — some might even say the attempted “genocide” — of its people.

The complaint also noted that besides El-Haggan, other teachers in the middle school ‘expressed opinions about various political and social matters.’…

But none of her fellow teachers called for what amounts to ethnic cleansing. 

‘Just like here in America, we have “From sea to shining sea,” it’s no different. It’s a call for freedom, peace, basic rights, and humanity and coexistence,’ El-Haggan said….

No, Ms. Al-Haggan. They are not the same. “From sea to shining sea” is merely the geographical description of a country — America — that is being celebrated as “beautiful/from sea to shining sea.” “From the river to the sea” is not a call for “freedom, peace, basic rights, and humanity and coexistence,” but rather, a malevolent call for the destruction of a state and its people.

The complaint also said that that three days before she was placed on leave, the Palestinian flag in her car that said ‘Free Palestine was cut off of her vehicle and written on….

Did she promptly report this act? It would be strange – should raise a skeptical eyebrow – if she had not done so. Or was this claimed attack dreamed up later to support her lawsuit, suggesting that she was living in a hostile, anti-Palestinian, racist environment?

The phrase ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ has long been seen as a call for destruction by the Jewish population, but for the Palestinian community and their supporters, it has been seen as a peaceful call for liberation.

No, that phrase is not seen as a “peaceful call for liberation” by the Palestinians. They know exactly what it means — the destruction of the Jewish state and the expulsion, or killing, of its Jewish population. In this hoped-for future state of “Palestine,” only Israeli Arabs would be allowed to remain.

There is speech that is beyond the pale. Calling for the destruction of a state and its people, because of their religion, is such speech. It is reasonable for the Montgomery County School Board to want to protect its students from such speech, directed at the only Jewish state, just as it would want to protect them from teachers found to endorse the KKK or neo-Nazis. El-Haggan and her lawyer hope to convince the judge that “from the river to the sea” is an innocuous call for “peace and liberation.” It is not. And the lawsuit will be determined by whether or not the judge, or possibly members of a jury, understand its malevolent significance.

Harvard to feature speaker who blamed Israel for Hamas’ Oct. 7 jihad massacre

Israel's Reported 'Resettlement' Plan for Gaza Amounts to a Holocaust: Prof Dalal Iriqat, Ramallah

What it’s like to be a Palestinian in Israel—Prof Dalal Iriqat, Arab American University, Ramallah

 

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/harvard-to-feature-speaker-who-blamed-israel-for-hamas-oct-7-jihad-massacre; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

ALSO SEE: https://www.foxnews.com/media/harvard-to-host-palestinian-prof-who-blamed-israel-for-oct-7-called-attacks-normal-human-struggle

First, Harvard’s former president refused to say that calls for a new genocide of the Jews would violate campus rules. And now this. Clearly, Jew-hatred has become the norm at Harvard, and among the leftist intelligentsia in general.

“Harvard to host Palestinian prof who blamed Israel for Oct. 7, called attacks ‘normal human struggle,'” by Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, February 3, 2024:

Harvard University has invited a controversial Palestinian professor to speak who justified the October 7 Hamas terror attacks on Israel as a “normal human struggle for freedom.”

Dr. Dalal Saeb Iriqat, a columnist and associate professor at the Arab American University Palestine, is scheduled to speak at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on March 7 for a seminar series called “Middle East Dialogues.”

The Belfer Center website describes the “Middle East Dialogues” seminars as “a series of frank, open, and probing encounters with vital and varied perspectives on the current conflict, its causes, and the prospects for peace and progress in the region.”

Iriqat is a controversial figure who has made statements downplaying the Hamas attack on Israel and blaming the Israeli government for the bloodshed on October 7, when 1,200 people were killed after Hamas terrorists infiltrated the country.

“Today is just a normal struggle 4 #Freedom,” Iriqat posted on X on Oct. 7, as Israelis near the border with Gaza cowered in their homes while terrorists went door-to-door butchering people.

In the face of criticism for her post, Iriqat doubled down and blamed Israel for the attacks the next day.

“We will never forgive the Israeli right wing extreme government for making us take their children and elderly as hostages,” she posted on "X."

“The Israeli public need to realize that their own government had caused all this bloodshed and they remain the ones responsible for this escalation and losses of civilian lives.”…

Kamala Keeps Pushing Biden to be More Anti-Israel

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/kamala-keeps-pushing-biden-to-be-more-anti-israel#; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

And she’s one medical crisis away from being president.

In Kamala’s Jihad, I noted her long history of collaborating with Islamists and her pressure campaign on Biden to take more of an anti-Israel stance.

After the Islamic mass murders of over 1,000 Israelis, Kamala returned to pushing “Islamophobia”. In the speech that he delivered three days after the massacres, she urged Biden to include a line about “Islamophobia”… next month in November, she unveiled a push to fight “Islamophobia”, not antisemitism. It was Kamala who pressed Biden to be more open to Islamist groups and their complaints, driving him to profusely apologize for questioning the civilian casualty numbers coming out of Hamas.

In Dubai, Kamala claimed that, “too many innocent Palestinians have been killed. Frankly, the scale of civilian suffering and the images and videos coming from Gaza are devastating.”

A Politico report described how “a person close to the vice president’s office said she believes the United States should be ‘tougher’ on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.”

Now there’s another Politico report, this one frankly anti-Israel, and it once again notes Kamala’s behavior.

Few in the administration sense the danger more than Vice President Kamala Harris. From holiday parties to a dinner at her residence last month for a group of prominent black men, Harris has told sympathetic Democrats outside the White House that she recognizes the political challenges posed by Biden’s unwavering public support for Israel, and I’m told by officials familiar with her comments at the events. Harris told people she’s making the case privately for the administration to show more empathy for the plight of innocent Gazans…

This qualifies as undermining the president, not that Biden is capable enough to do anything about it even though one thing he could do to improve his electoral chances would be to jettison her, she’s even more unpopular than he is, and grates on most people’s nerves. But if Biden gets back in the White House, we stand a very good chance of having President Kamala.

And while Kamala isn’t a dogmatic leftist, she has built much of her career by being in their company and pandering to them. Despite the Jewish husband we keep hearing so much about, she was raised by a radical leftist racial nationalist mother, her sister is a militant leftist  and the political allies she’s closest to tend to be more of the same.

None of this seems all that important now, but it’s one medical crisis away from becoming extremely important.

Rutgers Prof Noura Erakat: ‘Zionism Is Based on Racial Elimination’

Colonial law and the erasure of Palestine w/Noura Erakat

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/rutgers-prof-noura-erakat-zionism-is-based-on-racial-elimination#; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

“There’s not enough at this moment to support the charge of genocide” brought against Israel," said George Washington University international affairs and political science professor Michael N. Barnett during a January 18 webinar. His comments marked a fleeting, rational moment in a discussion of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) charges against Israel, otherwise marked by the panel’s Israel-hatred exemplified by Noura Erakat, associate professor of Africana studies at Rutgers University. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Islamist-dominated Center for Security, Race and Rights at Rutgers.

Barnett joined Erakat – among the most vitriolic anti-Israel academics in America – to address the Arab Center Washington DC’s webinar on “Gaza and the Crime of Genocide: Legal and Political Dimensions of Accountability.” The webinar followed South African’s December 29, 2023, submission of genocide charges against Israel at the politicized ICJ, based in The Netherlands.

“Reading the South Africa report, 85 pages of quite impressive detail, suggest that there is a very strong case for atrocity crimes and war crimes, which in many ways carry the same kind of heavy consequences as do genocide,” Barnett proclaimed. “But initially, I was of the view that the South African charge was a bit of political grandstanding,” he added. For advice, he could turn to Germany – with its history of genocide against the Jews – as Germany has intervened in the case and condemned South Africa’s politicization of genocide.

Erakat, on the other hand, labored to lend an aura of academic respectability to a fusillade of false anti-Israel claims. Since October 7, 2023, “three months of warfare” in Israel’s offensive to destroy Hamas in the Gaza Strip “has resulted in over 24,000 Palestinian deaths, 40 percent of whom we are told are children, or 10,000 children,” she said, reciting casualty figures from Hamas-run agencies without noting their distortion into anti-Israel propaganda. Analysis of Hamas’s claims reveal that Israel has maintained a two-to-one civilian/enemy combatant casualty ratio in Gaza, remarkably low for such difficult urban terrain and a testament to extraordinary Israeli efforts to protect civilians.

Erakat focused on the fate of Gaza hospitals, noting that “Israel began bombarding the last remaining hospital, Nasser Hospital,” in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, Gaza’s “last functioning hospital.” Israel “has decimated now nearly 35 other hospitals” as Hamas “command-and-control centers, as launching pads and human shielding,” yet “at the very same time has failed to provide evidence,” she claimed. This false claim disregards numerous reports from IsraelisAmerican intelligencejournalists, and physicians who have worked under Hamas control in Gaza, as well as released Israeli hostages once held in such hospitals.

Ignoring the difficulties of conducting military operations in Gaza, she asserted that Israel justified “this high level of death and destruction” as the “result of an urban warfare, dense areas, Hamas fighting, Hamas human shielding.” This “makes it seem that somehow the conditions” Israel faces “fighting Hamas in urban conditions is unprecedented,” she said, although military observers have noted the unique challenges facing even Israel’s experienced troops. Hamas has had over a decade to embed itself in an extensive network of tunnels underneath Gaza’s urban infrastructure, where almost every civilian structure cynically shields military installations.

International law “mandates a state to cease and desist an operation should the civilian harm and casualties exceed the military advantage to be achieved,” Erakat concluded. She did not clarify what level of proportionately between civilian and military casualties would prohibit Israel from fulfilling its stated war aim of destroying Hamas, an existential threat to Israel. “We can see very well that the military advantage that Israel has achieved is minimal if non-existent,” she claimed, for “Hamas continues to fire rockets from the center of Gaza City, indicating that its capability has not been diminished.” Yet the Israeli government has said it has already destroyed two-thirds of Hamas’s fighting units, which would be a significant achievement in such a difficult campaign.

Erakat was disappointed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not impressed with the ICJ’s authority – its jurisdiction is not compulsory – as she. “Right in the aftermath of the ICJ hearing, we heard Prime Minister Netanyahu say that it does not matter what The Hague says, that Israel will proceed as it sees fit,” she complained. Thus, “it is up to any country to decide what it needs to do in order to ensure its national interest,” she said, as if this were not a common maxim for any country fighting for its citizens’ survival.

Israeli Agricultural Minister Avi Dichter’s recent reference to a “Gaza Nakba” alarmed Erakat. This Arabic word for “catastrophe” has achieved mythological status for people of Palestinian descent like her. It refers to some 600,000 Arabs who lost their homes during Israel’s 1948 independence war in the territory that became Israel. In 1948, “Israel conducted military operations that targeted Palestinian civilians” under a “defensive operation in Plan Dalet – that plan included the destruction of villages,” she said, invoking propagandistic myths about Plan Dalet. She thus reiterated the common Palestinian falsehood that Israel expelled most of the 1948 Arab refugees, when in reality most of them fled conflict, often with the encouragement of Arab leaders who wanted to clear free-fire zones.

Today, Erakat fears that “Israel has articulated that it wants to achieve a Nakba, or the removal of Palestinians, in order to achieve its security and peace” as in 1948. “Other forms of colonization,” she said, “are based on racial discrimination, whereas Zionism is based on racial elimination.” Not only does this twist Dichter’s words, as he spoke merely of Gazans evacuating conflict zones, but it fails to mention that no countries in the Arab world or beyond want to receive Gazans, with their well-known jihadist sympathies, as refugees.

Superficially, Erakat’s statements may sound sober and sophisticated. Unmasked, they reveal her unremitting hatred of Israel. Her promotion of South Africa’s genocide charges against Israel illustrates how the Jewish state, no matter how grievously attacked, will be portrayed as fascistic and evil while providing a platform from which to demonize Israel.

Andrew E. Harrod, a Middle East Forum Campus Watch Fellow, freelance researcher and writer, is a fellow with the Lawfare Project. Follow him on Twitter: @AEHarrod. This article was cross-posted with the author’s permission from New English Review.

After Oct. 7, Somali prime minister who met with Ilhan Omar called Jews ‘apes and pigs,’ as Qur’an says

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/01/after-oct-7-somali-prime-minister-who-met-with-ilhan-omar-called-jews-apes-and-pigs-as-quran-says; republished below in full, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

During a speech in early Nov 2023, Somali PM @HamzaAbdiBarre, colleague of Ilhan Omar, referred to Jews as "immoral," & labeled them with the Quranic epithet (5:60) also used by Islam's prophet Muhammad, "apes & pigs"

(See longer segment of speech https://t.co/UNaMKXb8uM) pic.twitter.com/krDJbRNI4n

— Andrew Bostom, MD, MS (@andrewbostom) January 31, 2024

Hamza Abdi Barre is referring to the Qur’anic claims that Allah transformed disobedient Jews into apes and pigs (2:63-66; 5:59-60; 7:166).

Did Ilhan Omar endorse his statements? We don’t have any journalists anymore, so no one will ask her, which is a shame.

“US Congress woman Ilhan Omar meets with Somali PM Hamza,” Shabelle Media Network, September 19, 2023:

NEW YORK, USA – Ilhan Omar, a member of the U.S. Congress, has paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre who is currently in New York for the participation of the United Nations General Assembly [UNGA78].

The discussions between Barre and Omar focused on Somalia’s security, political landscape, socio-economic progress, and how the US can further strengthen its support for Somalia….

The PM’s speech shed light on Somalia’s efforts to address and eradicate the threat posed by Al-Shabaab, which has links with Al-Qaeda and carrying out attacks in the Horn of Africa.

ISIS calls on Muslims to carry out jihad massacres of ‘Jews, Christians, or their allies on the streets of America’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/01/isis-calls-on-muslims-to-carry-out-jihad-massacres-of-jews-christians-or-their-allies-on-the-streets-of-america#; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes: 

As well as Europe and the world. Expect the overwhelming majority of peaceful Muslims to rise up and stop these hijackers of the Religion of Peace any day now.

“Pro-ISIS Posters Incite Attacks On New York City: ‘Go Get Them, Oh Monotheist,'” MEMRI, January 11, 2024:

The following report is now a complimentary offering from MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here.

On January 11, 2024, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet released two posters inciting attacks in New York City. The posters came as part of a global attack campaign called, “And Kill Them Wherever You Find Them,” announced on January 4 by the ISIS spokesman. In an audio message uploaded online, he declared support for the Muslims of Gaza and urged ISIS operatives and supporters to launch attacks globally, including lone wolf attacks, in the West.

“Identify The Target, Trust In Allah, And Execute”

Titled “And Kill Them Wherever You Find Them,” the first poster depicts an armed man, three bullets, and a sketch of a building. A stamp on the poster reads: “NEW YORK N.Y. JUN16 7-PM 1937.” Adjacent to the stamp, an entry ticket reads: “AROUND THE WORLD.”

Text on the poster also encourages potential attackers: “Identify the target, trust in Allah, and execute [the attack],” it reads.

“Go Get Them, Oh Monotheist”

The second poster depicts the New York City skyline in flames, and an armed man brandishing a weapon alongside text inciting an attack, which reads: “Go get them, oh monotheist.”

The poster also features an excerpt from the spokesman’s January 4 audio address, which calls on ISIS operatives and supporters to avenge Muslims by carrying out attacks on “Jews, Christians, or their allies on the streets and roads of America, Europe, and the world.”

The text reads: “Lions of Islam: Chase your prey whether Jews, Christians, or their allies, on the streets and roads of America, Europe, and the world. Break into their homes, kill them and steal their peace of mind by any means you can lay hands on. Understand that you are the arm of the Islamic State hitting in the unbelievers’ homelands, and are avenging the Muslims in Palestine, Iraq, Syria, and other Muslim countries. Solidify your plans and diversify the attacks: detonate explosives, burn them with grenades and fiery agents, shoot them with bullets, cut their throats with sharp knives, and run them over with vehicles. A sincere person will not lack the means to draw blood from the hearts of the Jews, the Christians, and their allies, and thus ease the suffering in the hearts of the believers.”

Wisconsin Governor Evers Welcomed Imam Who Called for Killing Jews

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/01/wisconsin-governor-evers-welcomed-imam-who-called-for-killing-jews; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

“By Allah, all of them will be killed by Muslims.”

Imam Alhajie Jallow said in an October 13, 2023 Friday sermon at the Madinah Community Center in Madison, Wisconsin and posted on the center’s YouTube channel, that the Muslim “brothers” in Gaza are heroes. He said that only Jihad could bring glory and victory to the Muslims, not contracts or agreements, and that every Muslim should be a soldier today. Alhajie continued to say that all the Jews will be killed, executed by the Muslims and that this is a divine promise.

“The only thing that can bring glory to this Islamic nation is the Jihad, which is mentioned in the Quran and the hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad. The only thing that can bring honor and glory to this nation is Jihad,” Imam Alhajie Jallow was quoted as saying.

“Our brothers in Gaza are heroes! By Allah, they are warriors, heroes, they are men, just like the Companions. They do not fear death.”

“Oh Jews, you unjust, criminal, corrupt oppressors – stop! You will all most definitely be killed. The Jews, the aggressors, the evil… You describe them, what they do.”

“By Allah, all of them will be killed by Muslims. They all will be executed by Muslims. They will all be killed, this is a divine promise that will inevitably be fulfilled. This is a promise from Allah and it is going to happen. They will all be killed. They will all be killed, and on that day, the believers will rejoice in Allah’s victory.”

Imam Alhajie Jallow was among the Muslim leaders operating in the state who were welcomed by Gov. Tony Evers to the Executive Residence for the first ‘Eid’ celebration.

Also here was Imam Jallow back in 2016 denying that Islam has anything to do with terrorism.

On a recent Friday, the Imam leading prayers at the Islamic Center of East Madison quoted from the Quran, the main religious text of Islam, and preached about living in harmony with neighbors despite the challenges of the current political climate.

It is a common theme in the mosque. During the sermon preceding the prayers, Imam Alhagie Jallow, an Islamic scholar, said terrorist attacks carried out across the globe by those who identify as Muslim are not acts of Islam.

“Islam should not be judged as a religion based on one person’s action,” said Jallow, who presides over the Islamic Center of East Madison. “If a terrorist has an Islamic name, the entire world blames the rest of the Muslims and it is painful.”

Islam condemns the killing of human beings, he said. Jallow quoted a verse from the Quran which is translated as: “If a person saves one soul, the reward is for saving the whole world. And if you kill one soul, the consequences and punishment for that is as if you killed the whole world.”

This is the lie they keep telling. In the video above you can see the truth.

Islam is not compassionate. It places no value on human life and places a negative value on the lives of non-Muslims. Its theology can be reduced to Jihad, terror and conquest, war without end.

Biden Administration Antisemites Plan Massive Walkout

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Hundreds of Biden Administration employees are planning a walkout on Tuesday.

According to organizers from a group called "Feds United for Peace," government workers across 22 departments intend to walk out of their jobs to protest the Biden administration's stance on the Israel-Hamas war.

The group objects to Joe Biden refusing to send aid to Gaza (even though he did) while sending roughly $14 billion in aid to Israel, as well as military support. The planned walkout is part of a planned "Day of Mourning" to mark the 100th day of Israel's military operation in Gaza.

The New York Post has more.

The organizers of Tuesday’s expected protest told AL-Monitor they believe “hundreds” of other workers will join after staffers from 22 federal agencies pledged to walk out.

The workers include employees of the Executive Office of the President; the departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs; as well as the National Security Agency, the outlet reported.

Additionally, members of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Naval Research Laboratory, the National Park Service, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency are also expected to protest during the work day, per the outlet.

“What you’re seeing with this effort is something very unusual, and that is for the dissent to be manifested via a physical act,” one organizer told AL-Monitor.

Joe Biden hasn’t actually been the best ally to Israel. The Biden administration reportedly tried to cover up that it knew about the planned assault on Israel. Biden repeatedly sought to get Israel to postpone its ground assault in Gaza, even forcing a delay by not having adequate defenses in place at U.S. military installations in the area.

Despite these facts, his public support of Israel over Hamas has undoubtedly hurt his poll numbers among antisemitic Democratic voters. After expressing unwavering support for Israel following the Hamas attack, Gallup reported a double-digit decline in support from his base. His approval ratings also hit all-time lows in various polls, mostly due to bipartisan disapproval of his handling of the Israel-Hamas war.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has issued a warning to any government worker thinking of walking off the job: don’t.

"Any government worker who walks off the job to protest U.S. support for our ally Israel is ignoring their responsibility and abusing the trust of taxpayers,” he said in a post on X/Twitter. "They deserve to be fired."

Johnson added, "Oversight Chairman Comer and I will be working together to ensure that each federal agency initiates appropriate disciplinary proceedings against any person who walks out on their job."

This planned walkout is just the latest effort to compel Biden to change his policy toward Israel. Earlier this month, a group of Biden campaign staffers published an open letter on Medium urging Joe Biden to establish a "permanent ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas. They also demanded that he advocate for de-escalation, end unconditional military aid to Israel, investigate Israel for human rights violations, and "take concrete steps to end the conditions of apartheid, occupation, and ethnic cleansing that are the root causes of this conflict."

The letter also warned Biden that failure to change his policy would threaten his chances for reelection. Two Biden officials have also resigned.

Hamas Insists It Will Try Again, and Again, to ‘Obliterate’ Israel

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/01/hamas-insists-it-will-try-again-and-again-to-obliterate-israel#; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Many in the Western world remain unconvinced that Hamas will keep trying, for as long as it takes, to “obliterate” Israel, as it committed to doing in its 1988 Charter. They should look at the evidence, which is offered here: “Hamas Says It Wants Oct. 7 Massacre Again and Again… Why Won’t the Media Believe Them?,” by January 3, 2024:

Not long after Hamas terrorists invaded southern Israel to rape and massacre scores of civilians before dragging hundreds of hostages back to the Gaza Strip, senior Hamas leader Ghazi Hamad spoke with Lebanese news outlet LBCI.

During the interview, Hamad said: “Israel is a country that has no place on our land,” explaining that it was the job of Hamas to “remove that country.”

Questioned about the October 7 atrocities, Hamad responded:

“We must teach Israel a lesson, and we will do this again and again.

Apparently Israel has learned a different lesson from what Ghazi Hamad has in mind, which is the absolute necessity of eradicating Hamas as a military threat. Unlike previous Israeli campaigns in Gaza, that left Hamas still standing, this one will continue until the terror group has been completely dismantled. Already the IDF says it has killed 9,000 Hamas fighters in northern Gaza alone. How many more have been killed in southern Gaza? An equal number, or less? Let’s assume that half as many — 4,500 — were killed in the south. And since Hamas fighters before this war totaled 25,000, it is reasonable to conclude that in the first three months of fighting, at least 12,500 Hamas fighters have been killed, leaving Hamas with only half the number it had on October 6. And the IDF, having dismantled Hamas in the north, is now eviscerating its combatants in the south. The Israelis have repeatedly made clear that the war could go on till the end of the year. Since they agreed to engage in a “less intense” phase of the war, the Israelis have not been pressured by the Americans to conclude the war any time soon. The Bidenites have not said a word about when that war will end, silently conceding that that decision is up to Israel alone. They have limited themselves to insisting that Israel not force people to leave Gaza — a quite unnecessary and insulting demand, because the Israelis have made clear they will do no such thing. Gazans will make their own decisions as to whether they want to remain in Gaza, or seek better lives elsewhere. And, of course, both Biden and Blinken have repeated the usual boilerplate about the American commitment to that will-o’-the-wisp of a “two-state solution,” that is receding ever further into the unattainable distance.

The Al-Aqsa Flood [the name Hamas gives to its October 7 invasion of Israel and the murder of 1,200 Israelis] is just the first time, and there will be a second, a third, a fourth, because we have the determination, the resolve, and the capabilities to fight … Nobody should blame us. On October 7, October 10, October one million — everything we do is justified.

Of course everything Hamas does is justified —the Al-Aqsa Flood, the scarcely-believable Hamas atrocities — to the likes of senior Hamas leader Ghazi Hamad. The beheading of babies, the burning alive of children, the gang-rapes, torture, and murder of young girls, the slicing the breasts of women, the gouging out of eyes and cutting off genitalia of men, the murder of children in front of their parents and of parents in front of their children — these atrocities are what Hamad promises it will repeat, ad libitum and ad nauseam, however long it takes. And this is of course “justified” as a way to loosen the supposed stranglehold that the apartheid-settler-colonial-genocidal state of Israel has on Gaza and its 2.2 million innocent inhabitants.

There can be no doubt about Hamas and its goals: the terrorist group wants to destroy Israel and every single one of its citizens.

Hamas’ leaders have not hidden the fact that they believe the October 7 massacre was justified, and that they will try to replicate the horror over and over again.

Why doesn’t the Western media remind its audience of the details of the October 7 massacres, and of how Hamas has vowed to commit those atrocities over and over again?

Likewise, before October 7, Hamas never masked its genocidal aims, having been founded on a charter that swears Islam will “obliterate” Israel.

Hamas’ original goal remains the annihilation of the Jewish state, accompanied by the killing or expulsion of all of the Jews in Israel. Tactics and timing may vary a bit, depending on circumstances, but the ultimate goal of eradicating the Jewish state is immutable.

Israel-Hamas war: Airstrike kills Hamas commanders, grandson of founder killed

New reports reveal grandson of Hamas founder killed in Israeli airstrike. This as the war between Israel and Hamas enters its 4th month. The IDF and Shin Bet announce that the commander of Hamas’s Nuseirat battalion, Ismail Siraj, and his deputy, Ahmed Wahaba, were killed in an airstrike that hit the Gaza strip. Siraj previously served as a commander of a Hamas Nukhba force company, and was also involved in manufacturing rockets, according to the joint statement.

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Wants to Save World and ‘Crush Zionism,’ Too

REPUBLISHED, SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/climate-activist-greta-thunberg-wants-to-save-world-and-crush-zionism-too

That noxious Swedish brat Greta Thunberg, the well-known “climate activist” who has received far too much adoring attention, allowing her to think that she will singlehandedly save the world if only the world has the good sense to listen to her, has now turned twenty. She is not at all “sweet and twenty,” but as unpleasant as they come. She’s recently added another arrow to her quiver: it’s “Palestine” she pines for. It’s Hamas that has caught her fancy, it’s those terrible Israelis she feels a deep need to denounce. More on this charter member of Groupies for Gaza, who has been commenting on the climate conference just held in Dubai, can be found here: “Greta Thunberg slams COP28 climate deal and Israel, waves Palestinian flag,” by Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, Jerusalem Post, December 17, 2023:

“The final outcome of #COP28 is not a ‘historic win,'” Thunberg tweeted. “It is yet another example of extremely vague and watered-down texts full of loopholes” that won’t solve the problem.

The climate problem is not to be “solved.” It is, rather, a situation that can be ameliorated. That is a different thing. It’s like the jihad being conducted by the Palestinians against Israel. That jihad cannot be “solved” as long as Islam exists, but nonetheless, a modus vivendi can be achieved with the Arabs if Israel remains overwhelmingly, and obviously, more powerful militarily than its enemies. That’s called deterrence, and it worked well during the Cold War.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg once again fused the Palestinian cause with the climate change movement as she participated in her weekly “Fridays for Future” protest outside parliament in Stockholm on December 15.

During the demonstration, she prominently displayed a Palestinian flag and held a “Free Palestine” sign – a photo of which she uploaded to her personal X account while bashing the Conference of the Parties (COP28) climate deal. She also proclaimed that the world will be “transitioning away from fossil fuels” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

It’s mix-n’-match in Greta Thunberg’s overheated brain. She’s holding up the latest in vexillogical fashion — the flag of a future Palestinian state that, its supporters around the world fondly believe, will replace the Jewish state “from the river to the sea” with a twenty-third Arab one. At the same time, she continues to deplore the failure, as she sees it, of the meeting in Dubai of COP28.

Dr. Sultan al-Jaber was the president of COP28. He is the UAE’s environment minister, and he is also the CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Many were up in arms that someone so connected to the oil industry should have been the head of the conference, especially when they discovered that before the conference began he had said in an online event on Nov. 21 that “there is no science out there, or no scenario out there, that says the phase-out of fossil fuel is what’s going to achieve 1.5 [a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees].” Furthermore, he added, “it would be impossible to stop burning fossil fuels and sustain economic development, “unless you want to take the world back into caves.”

The Arab oil states were the spoilers at COP28. Just before COP28 began, the Arab oil states had held their own meeting in Doha, Qatar, where they passed a resolution essentially saying that “oil is here to stay.” And when they went to Dubai, they were determined to keep any language calling for an end to fossil fuels out of the final document. It was a battle royal, and in the end the Arabs decided to yield, just a little, so great was the clamor against them, by allowing “fossil fuels” to be mentioned, but making sure that the language about reducing their use was both vague and weak. In the Global Stocktake COP28, the parties agreed to “transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems in a just, orderly and equitable manner, accelerating action in this critical decade, so as to achieve net zero by 2050.” There’s plenty of room to maneuver in that call for a “transition…in a just, orderly, and equitable manner.” No binding commitments were made by individual countries to lower their carbon emissions by a set amount.

What Saudi Arabia think is a “just orderly, and equitable manner” of transition away from fossil fuels will be very different from what the U.K., or France, or India might think. The Saudis, Emiratis, and Kuwaitis will do everything they can to throw a spanner in the works, so determined are they to sell every last barrel of oil they have in the ground. No one wants to be left holding billions of barrels in a world that has completely “transitioned” to solar, wind, hydropower, and nuclear energy.

Hamas Official: Jerusalem Will Be Caliphate Capital

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In the latest example of facts that woke Westerners refuse to acknowledge, a Hamas official stated on TV that its goal is to make Jerusalem the capital of an Islamic caliphate, as he called for war against Jews and Christians.

A Hamas official’s unsurprising but disturbing statement that Muslim terrorists want to conquer Israel because they want Jerusalem as the capital of a caliphate was uncovered by MEMRI TV. As JihadWatch noted, this statement is totally in line with years of stated jihadi goals, yet no amount of terrorist honesty can penetrate the woke understanding. After the recent heinous Hamas attack on Israelis, a different Hamas official announced that his fellow terrorists would commit these atrocities “again and again” to achieve the annihilation of Israel.

“The [Palestinian] people have been soldiers throughout history,” Hamas Political Bureau member and former Minister of the Interior Fathi Hammad said on Al-Aqua TV on Dec. 1. “They are now preparing to liberate Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and I am saying this loud and clear: [The Palestinian people] are preparing to establish the Caliphate, with Jerusalem as its capital city, Inshallah.” 

So much for the ridiculous theory that Arabs would settle for a two-state solution. “Jerusalem will not only be the capital city of Palestine as an independent state – it will be the capital city of the Islamic Caliphate,” Hammad announced.

He went on, “This requires the following: First, the Palestinian people must unite under the banner of 'There is no god but Allah'. The pathetic president, [Mahmoud] Abbas, must not have a monopoly over a part of the Palestinian people and have a hold on the weapons in the West Bank, where 70,000 AK-47s are pointed at our Palestinian people.” While Abbas’s PA dispenses large sums of money through its Pay-for-Slay program, thus financially incentivizing terrorism, more hard-core Hamas militants apparently despise Abbas and his party.

“We – as Palestinians – must rise up and get rid of these elements of treachery and collaboration. With whom does [the Palestinian Authority] collaborate? With the Jews and Christians who are killing your people. This must not be allowed. We must rise up. Palestinian unity is required quickly.” Notice that Hammad hates both Jews and Christians. 

Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to JihadWatch, meaning that it sees jihad as a religious obligation. After 1,400 years of bloody Muslim jihad to establish a global caliphate, attacking Jews and Christians alike, how has the West not learned the truth about radical Islam?

He called Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas a “traitor” and demanded that he surrender power. “As for the members of the [PA] security forces – what are you waiting for? I am not even talking in terms of being Muslims but in terms of being noble. Are you not noble? Are you not real men?” Hammad exclaimed. Because, according to Hamas, butchering Jewish women and children is the sign of a “real man.”

Hammad also demanded “Arab unity” in fighting Israel. “Where are the millions of Arabs? Where? Are you not noble? Where is your support? What about the people of Jordan? Four millions [sic] of you have Palestinian roots,” the Hamas official cried. “Jordan's border with the West Bank is 400-kilometers long. Where are you? Why are you still fettered with chains of humiliation, shame, and disgrace? You have to muster your power. What are you waiting for? Are you waiting for Gaza to be totally annihilated?”

Actually, many of the so-called Palestinians (that name was first used for a conglomeration of Arabs in the 1960s) are Jordanians. Jordan was the Arab state created out of most of the land that was originally set aside for a Jewish homeland; that is, the two-state solution already happened. It didn’t satisfy the Arabs, and it won’t.

“Some people say that we must be grateful to the Arabs and Muslims,” sneered Hammad. “Grateful for what? I do not want to thank the Arabs and Muslims. It is time for you to rise up and march forward for the sake of Allah. You deserve no thanks. You have no excuses. You must rise up, just as the Palestinians rose up with their children, women, and elderly, with everything that they have sacrificed and are still sacrificing – for the sake of Allah.” 

He added, "The Zionist enemy is negotiating with us under fire, whereas you are still living with disgrace.” Yes, Hammad wants every Muslim nation to help Hamas obliterate Israel. This is a call for genocide.

JihadWatch pointed out that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation pretends to have 57 instead of 56 members because it considers Palestinian-controlled territories as the “State of Palestine.” Note on the map below how tiny Israel is compared to the Muslim nations. This isn’t about Israelis supposedly having too much land. This is about Muslims wanting to take out the only Jewish nation in the area, no matter how small it is.

And if you think these jihadis will stop with the Middle East, think again. Radicals who believe it is their religious obligation to kill non-Muslims will never be satisfied until they have taken over the world.