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Monday, July 28, 2014

Court Rules 9/11 Museum CAN Show Ground Zero Cross

New York's appellate court ruled on Monday that the cross-shaped beam found in the rubble of the World Trade Towers can be displayed in the 9/11 musuem. An atheist group in 2011 sued the museum and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seeking to block the display as unconstitutional, arguing that the cross was a religious symbol that had no place in a government-sponsored institution.

Never mind that it was a legitimate piece of rubble which has brought comfort to many who lost family and/or were working on clearing and rebuilding the site.
“As a matter of law, the record compels the conclusion that appellees’ actual purpose in displaying The Cross at Ground Zero has always been secular: to recount the history of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath,” Circuit Judge Reena Raggi wrote for the court.

Rescue workers unearthed the crossed set of girders two days after the attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people when al Qaeda members deliberately flew two hijacked jetliners into the World Trade Center’s twin towers.

The cross quickly became a symbol to hundreds of people, some of whom attended religious services held in front of it. It now stands in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, which opened to the public in May.
Come in Atheists get a life! Of course the ground zero cross has a religious meaning to some (not me but some).  are your collective lives so empty that you cant have some comfort in the fact that a piece of metal may slightly ease the pain of others? Start worrying about improving your empty lives and leave people who believe in God alone.

You Want MORE Proof of Hamas Using Civilians As Human Shields? Here are Ten More..

A few days ago we published ten examples of Hamas using civilians as human shields. Some of you said it was not enough. So here are ten more examples/reports (Plus two bonus) proving that Hamas is using its civilians as human shields:

1) Here's an example from the NY Times:
The call came to the cellphone of his brother’s wife, Salah Kaware said Tuesday. Mr. Kaware lives in Khan Younis, in southeast Gaza, and the caller said that everyone in the house must leave within five minutes, because it was going to be bombed.

A further warning came as the occupants were leaving, he said in a telephone interview, when an Israeli drone apparently fired a flare at the roof of the three-story home. “Our neighbors came in to form a human shield,” he said, with some even going to the roof to try to prevent a bombing. Others were in the stairway when the house was bombed not long afterward.

Seven people died, Mr. Kaware said, a figure also stated by the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, which also said that 25 people were wounded. The Israeli military said that targeted houses belonged to Hamas members involved in launching rockets or other military activity, and that they had been used as operations rooms.

2) Here's a video of Hamas firing a rocket toward Israel from a civilian neighborhood: 


3) Peter Stefanovic of Australia's News 9 tweeted that Hamas was launching rockets from right next to his hotel:
A twitter account called @ThisIsGaza said this was Stefanovic’s fourth time “passing and fabricating information to Israel... from GAZA” and threatened to sue him.

Another account, @longitude0 wrote: “You are a cretin. Are you working for the IDF” and “in WWII spies got shot.”

4) How about a video of Hamas launching rockets from a school?:

5)John Reed of the Financial Times
In response, @Saritah_91 tweeted: “We’ll hold you responsible if Israel uses your tweet to bomb the hospital & then justify it.”

Another twitter user, @ Faysal_FreeGaza, said he’s “subtly justifying and encouraging IDF attacks on hospitals,” and @Maysara_ ara wrote: “Get out of Gaza u informant.”

6) Here's a video of Israel abandoning an air strike because the pilots see civilians at the strike site.

Not Counted Bonus Example
"We know that Hamas uses human shields. But why would you report this when you are sitting in the middle of the Gaza Strip, surrounded by Hamas gunmen?" — Reporter covering the war, who asked not to be identified to Reporter Bassam Tawil. Which certainly agrees with numbers 3 and 5 above.

7) Harry Fear Reporting on Gaza for Russia's RT:

 8) The EU (no friend of Israel) says so:
The EU calls on Hamas to immediately put an end to these acts and to  renounce violence. All terrorist groups in Gaza must disarm. The EU strongly condemns calls on the civilian population of Gaza to provide themselves as human shields." EU Council conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process Summary: 22 July 2014, Brussels - Council of the European Union Foreign

9) How Hamas broke Sunday's cease fire. Rockets fired from a civilian area into Israel --Picture taken by al Jazeera reporter.

10) Hamas' inappropriate baby toys:

Not counted Bonus They also use DEAD Human Shields--firing from a cemetery (also known as potential voters in Chicago)

Dear Israel: Please Shut Up And Die, Love Barack

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu received a phone call from President Obama yesterday and from the White House read out of the call it couldn't have been pleasant.
President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke again today by phone about the situation in Gaza. The President underscored the United States’ strong condemnation of Hamas’ rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself. The President also reiterated the United States’ serious and growing concern about the rising number of Palestinian civilian deaths and the loss of Israeli lives, as well as the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza. 
Building on Secretary Kerry’s efforts, the President made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now and leads to a permanent cessation of hostilities based on the November 2012 ceasefire agreement. The President reaffirmed the United States’ support for Egypt’s initiative, as well as regional and international coordination to end hostilities. The President underscored the enduring importance of ensuring Israel’s security, protecting civilians, alleviating Gaza’s humanitarian crisis, and enacting a sustainable ceasefire that both allows Palestinians in Gaza to lead normal lives and addresses Gaza’s long-term development and economic needs, while strengthening the Palestinian Authority. The President stressed the U.S. view that, ultimately, any lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must ensure the disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarization of Gaza.
The civilian deaths are horrible Israel acknowledges that. Why won't President Obama acknowledge that Hamas is using it citizens as human shields? Why wont he acknowledge that many of those "civilian" casualties are actually 16 and 17 year old boys used by Hamas as warriors either to attack Israel or to guard the tunnels. Israel has accepted five cease-fires, why wont Obama acknowledge that Hamas has refused or broken each and every one.

What exactly would Obama have Israel do just drop its weapons in the light of being attacked? Say shoot rockets all you want, we are not going to try to destroy your weapons.  Should Israel reduce the "embargo?" She already allows food, medicine and other staples into Gaza.  Should she allow construction goods such as concrete into the area knowing that the concrete they have allowed in so far was used to build a network of underground tunnels, a virtual underground city made from concrete allowed in for "humanitarian" purposes? Should Egypt allow Hamas to once again use the tunnels in the Sinai to "import rockets?"

Yes the civilian casualties are horrible. And no one feels worse about it than Israel. But why wont Obama acknowledge that the civilian causalities are part of the Hamas strategy. And every time he talks about the casualties without mentioning the use of human shields he is encouraging that strategy to continue.

This President who has led from behind and has capitulated to terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, who in his efforts have placed the desire to have a treaty above all else has conceded the security needs of the United States to Iran and to Russia, expects Israel to do the same.

Except Israel does not have the same margin of error as the United States.  The U.S can withstand eight years of of appeasement, allowing terrorism to suckle at the teat of of Obama's lack of resolve. Israel cannot withstand eight minutes of appeasement. And nothing that Obama can say or do will change that.

Why can't Barack Obama acknowledge the truth that so many Israeli leaders have pointed out:
“If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ‎violence. If the Jews put ‎down their weapons ‎today, there would be no ‎more Israel'‎”
President Obama's message to Netanyahu yesterday was nothing short of telling Israel to shut up and die.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Laura Rozen is Distributing Document Typed/Edited By Al Jazeera As Kerry's Cease Fire Proposal

Laura Rozen a veteran Middle East Reporter with an anti-Israel slant has hit a new low. Now a reporter at al-Monitor Rozen has been spending much of her Sunday defending the State Department against Israeli claims the proposed 7-day Kerry cease-fire was so bad it could have been written by Hamas. Rozen has been arguing on Twitter that the Israelis are lying about Kerry's proposal. She specifically bases her accusations on a copy of a cease-fire plan that she was given. The document she is referring to was typed and edited by employees of al-Jazeera.

Yes it was in WORD! I have never received a document such as that in word.  Always PDF or JPEG so they can't be changed.

She specifically bases her accusations on a copy of a ceasefire plan that she was given. She links to the word document here.
Perhaps Ms Rozen should have checked the metadata of the document it appears under File/properties.  Take a look at these screen shots:

The initial document/transcription was done by Natalie Younis, a Doha (Qatar) based Al Jazeera reporter, and the last person to edit it was by Katie Turner, a Doha-based AJ producer.

Putting it another way, employees of a propaganda organ run by the country who is a major sugar-daddy of Hamas, fed a pro-Qatari document to Laura Rozen, who then uncritically picked it up and ran with it on the assumption that Israelis are liars.  That is what is considered Journalism in today's media world.

Note..this was first discovered by  Gerald Steinberg of NGO Monitor

IDF Releases Inquiry Results Regarding UNRWA School Bombing It Couldn't Have Been Israeli Bombs

The IDF has completed their inquiry into the the bombing of the UNRWA school which killed up to 17 people. Their investigation reports that in the during a firefight between the IDF and Hamas terrorists who were located next to the school,  one errant mortar struck the courtyard of the school however by that time the school was completely empty (see video below).

Therefore Israel was not behind the deadly bombing of the school. Although the IDF wont say, I will--that means it was Hamas who killed those 17 Civilians.


July 27, 2014

Location : Tel Aviv

Findings of IDF Inquiry of the UNRWA School Incident in Beit Hanoun
Since Thursday, July 24, 2014, the IDF has conducted a comprehensive inquiry regarding the incident in which the UNRWA school was fired upon. The inquiry concluded that during the intense fighting between IDF forces and Hamas militants, the militants operated adjacent to the UNRWA school. The militants fired anti-tank missiles at IDFsoldiers, who then responded by firing several mortars in their direction.
The inquiry and the documented footage presented here concluded that a single errant mortar landed in the courtyard of the UNRWA school, when it was completely empty. To download the video, right-click here and "save as" [embedded below]

The IDF stresses it does not operate or target international organizations in the Gaza Strip, and the ongoing coordination conducted via the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) is continuous without change, even during times of combat.  

In light of the inquiry's findings, the IDF rejects the claims that were made by various officials immediately following the incident, that people were killed in the school premises as a result of IDF operational activity.