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DEBKAfile
They start where the media stops.
Little Green Footballs
A fascinating Weblog by Charles Johnson.
Sandstorm
Another Middle East Weblog by Martin Kramer.
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Articles

Likud

The Iron Wall
Seminal article by Ze'ev Jabotinsky.
The Iron Wall - Zionist Revisionism from Jabotinsky to Shamir
Lenni Brenner's book reviewed by Robert G. Hazo
A Jew With Trembling Knees
Yehuda Avner recounts Menachem Begin's meeting with Sir Isaiah Berlin -
where he declared that Ze'ev Jabotinsky had for more respect for the Arabs then this JWTN!
The Man with a Mission
David Raziel - struggle for a national homeland.
Escape From Eritrea
Britain's 'Guantanamo Bay' - 60 years ago!
Needed: Jewish Statesmen
Prof. Paul Eidelberg posts a want ad for people like Jabotinsky.
A Eulogy for Zionist Revisionism
News of our demise premature?
Begin Letter 1977  PDF Menachem Begin's letter to Herut Canada 1977
Inspiring words with an enduring message.
The Silence that was a Thunderbolt
Yehuda Avner recounts Menachem Begin's display of leadership in the face of intense pressure.
Jabotinsky Who?
Sarah Honig quotes Moshe Friedrich: "Begin would've been shocked to the core by the failure of idealism, the lack of decorum and the loss of fidelity to Jabotinsky's teachings."
Sniffing the Foul Air of Prejudice
Yehuda Avner recounts Menachem Begin's opening speech to the Knesset on becoming Prime Minister.
The Girl From Transylvania
Steven Plaut recounts a fascinating story of heroism.
With New Center in His Name, How Will Begin be Remembered?
Dina Kraft reviews the opening of the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, June 30, 2004.
A Few Words About Steadfastness
Shmuel Katz: Jabotinsky as role model.
Menahem Begin: Commander of the Irgun Zvai Leumi
Professor Yehuda Lapidot gives a brief history.
When Begin's Oratory Took Flight
Yehudah Avner: "The possible renewal of Saturday flights in the wake of El Al's privatization calls to mind a Knesset oration of yesteryear."
Don't Invoke the 'Altalena'
It's become the vogue among pundits to forecast that the nation is heading toward a civil war over disengagement and that the prime minister will have to face his own "Altalena." They are by implication conjuring up the Altalena myth of a revolt that was never planned and never took place, a fiction woven by a great but unscrupulous politician at the cost of a score of innocent young lives and the loss of a valuable ship and an invaluable store of arms. It's time to set the record straight."
Betar's Russian Revolution
Betar Jerusalem, like most other sports clubs and associations in Israel, grew from a political movement. The club was formed in 1936 by two Jerusalemites, David Horn and Shmuel Kirschstein. Horn was the local head of the Betar youth movement, associated with Zeev Jabotinsky's pre-state right-wing Revisionist party, which eventually became the Herut, then the Likud, parties.
Wanted: Begin Style Democracy
Herzl Makov: "Democracy means more than elections from time to time. It does not mean a dictatorship of the majority, and certainly not of some elite. Israel and its citizens need a liberal democracy, a democracy championed by Menachem Begin."
Analysis: Suddenly Begin is beloved by all
Anshel Pfeffer: "Fifteen years after his death and almost a quarter of a century after leaving power, Begin suddenly has a new legacy which, more than reflecting the man that was, highlights what we feel we so sorely lack today."
Power and Politics: Breaking Begin
Elliot Jager: "Begin would have been my hero even if he had never become prime minister, never ordered the destruction of Iraq's nuclear reactor, in June 1981, and never negotiated Israel's first peace treaty with an Arab neighbor."
The Ghosts of Deir Yassin
Yehuda Avner: "And so it is that that the cant of Deir Yassin lives on. Like Scheherazade narrating one of her never-ending tales of the Arabian Nights, Arab storytellers continue to weave their gory fiction, resurrecting the ghosts of Deir Yassin from generation to generation."
They Hunted Us Like Animals
Shmuel Katz: "It opens a long-shuttered window on the tragic scene of Jewish internal conflict in the middle 1940s - and the prelude to the birth of Israel."
Historical and Investigative Research: The Problem of Jewish Self-Defense — The Crisis of 1933 New Item
Francisco Gil-White: "In 1933, ordinary Jews all over the world banded together and came within an inch of destroying the Hitler regime. They did not fail. Their leaders failed them."
Another Tack: The 'Altalena' sequel New Item
Sarah Honig: "The analogy was drawn by none other than those who fervently clamored for an Altalena sequel. On January 21, 2005 would-be Labor Party leader Ami Ayalon - excessively conciliatory toward hostile Arabs - hectored against the settlers and advocated resorting to physical force. He menacingly declared that "in the life of every state and nation there's more than one Altalena.""
 

Israel

The Case for Israel
Jewsweek has published an excerpt from Alan Dershowitz's new book.
The Truth About Daniel Pipes
Charles Krauthammer on "Political Correctness".
Euphemism for Annihilation
Ephraim Karsh on the "Right of Return".
America Turns its Back on '242'
Shmuel Katz - why are our friends surrendering their principles?
Palestinian Overcount
Joel Mowbray: Funny thing about that demographic problem ...
The Demographic Bomb is a Dud
Caroline Glick: The entire 117-page report can be accessed on-line at www.pademographics.com. Given that it shows that the government's current policies are based in large part on an uncritical acceptance of fraudulent data whose purpose was to demoralize us into capitulating to our post-modern foe, hopefully Olmert and Sharon will take a look at it.
The Myth Of Palestine Part II
Alexandra von Maltzan: "The "Palestine" lovers are so concerned with a right to a state for a completely new and unprecedented nationality, whereas for some reason the right to self-determination for the world's oldest nationality extant-- one which has acted, by any moral barometer, with infinitely more compassion, civilization, and care for human life than the new-fangled murderous one he is championing--seems to be extremely limited if it exists at all. That is the classic definition of anti-Semitism: one standard for everyone else, and then an impossible one for the Jews."
Israel in the Crosshairs
Charles Krauthammer: "When Iran's mullahs acquire their coveted nukes in the next few years, the number of Jews in Israel will just be reaching 6 million. Never again?"
The UN and Israel
Hillel C. Neuer: "The UN is not a neutral actor in the Middle East. Time and again, it has been co-opted by Israel's enemies."
'Disproportionate' in What Moral Universe?
Charles Krauthammer: "What other country, when attacked in an unprovoked aggression across a recognized international frontier, is then put on a countdown clock by the world, given a limited time window in which to fight back, regardless of whether it has restored its own security?"
Suez's Lesson
David Frum: "What Westerners think of as goodwill, Middle Easterners often interpret as weakness. Westerners expect their concessions and compromises to be met with concessions and compromises in return. Instead, Western moderation often intensifies Middle Eastern radicalism -- as Eisenhower's goodwill intensified Nasser's radicalism, as Jimmy Carter's intensified the Ayatollah Khomeini's, as Ehud Barak's at Camp David intensified Yasser Arafat's." Nice to see what I've always claimed, stated so concisely in print.
Politics and War - Then and Now
Victor Davis Hanson: "Now more than ever Israel is nearly all alone—and so serves as a barometer in the West of true liberal courage of conscious. It has no oil, no international terrorists, no large population, no real material advantages and no threats to be made in the most crass sense." Read the section on Israel and be informed!
The Grounding of Judea and Samaria
Yisrael Medad: "But we should not lose sight of the major issue and that is that this conflict is not about private property but one between two nations claiming the same land."
Why is it always about Israel?
David Frum: "Might it not be closer to the truth to say that Arab radicalism is the cause of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute -- not the result of it? There is no peace because Israel's neighbours -- and too many of the world's Muslims -- cannot accept the right of a non-Arab, non-Muslim minority to live unsubjugated in the Middle East. That is the true "core" of the dispute, and it cannot be fixed by negotiation."
Palestinian state won't solve conflict, says Israeli ex-army chief
Ron Bousso: "A two-state solution based on Israeli territorial concessions to the Palestinians will not lead to broader stability in the Middle East, former Israeli army chief of staff Moshe Yaalon has warned."
Our State of Confusion
Shmuel Katz: "Not without irony was the proud boast by one of the Kadima stalwarts, Meir Sheetrit, soon after his defection from the Likud. With head held high he declared: "We have got rid of the kitbags of [Ze'ev] Jabotinsky and Berel Katznelson!" Had he lowered his head and looked down, he would also have realized how naked they had become."
Evil Fiction
Orson Scott Card: "No, the reason I stopped listening to Steve Berry's The Alexandria Link is that this book is evil.
I don't mean it's about evil. I don't even mean that it is evil-porn, like those horror books whose authors are pervertedly devoted to thinking up cool ways to torture and kill people.
I mean that this book, to the degree that it is read by people ignorant of history (i.e., practically everybody), will move us closer to a future in which our society permits or even approves of the murder of Jews and the destruction of the state of Israel." Read his synopsis of the last 120 years!
New immigrants shape their identity around the Altalena story
Caroline Glick: "I came to live in a Jewish state, and in the ideological search I came to [Ze'ev] Jabotinsky," he said, referring to the right-wing prestate leader.
Sharansky's Democracy Lesson
Caroline Glick: "Democracy is based on people making choices. The success of democracies is ensured only when people choose wisely and embrace their power and responsibility as citizens."
David Landau, Oslo Logician, Asks Condi Rice to “Rape” Israel
Richard Landes: "But here we have newspaper editor David Landau, having wet dreams about telling the greatest power on earth to rape his own people because they are not living up to his standards. Not only is he playing the role of the God who he apparently does not expect to intervene, but with a particularly heavy hand."
20 Years of Research Reveals: Jerusalem Belongs to Jews
IsraelNN.com: Jacques Gauthier, a non-Jewish Canadian lawyer who spent 20 years researching the legal status of Jerusalem, has concluded: "Jerusalem belongs to the Jews, by international law."
Gauthier has written a doctoral dissertation on the topic of Jerusalem and its legal history, based on international treaties and resolutions of the past 90 years. The dissertation runs some 1,300 pages, with 3,000 footnotes. Gauthier had to present his thesis to a world-famous Jewish historian and two leading international lawyers - the Jewish one of whom has represented the Palestinian Authority on numerous occasions.
Gauthier's main point, as summarized by Israpundit editor Ted Belman, is that a non-broken series of treaties and resolutions, as laid out by the San Remo Resolution, the League of Nations and the United Nations, gives the Jewish People title to the city of Jerusalem. The process began at San Remo, Italy, when the four Principal Allied Powers of World War I - Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan - agreed to create a Jewish national home in what is now the Land of Israel.
Happy 60th birthday, Israel: well done for surviving New Item
Melanie Phillips: Ben-Gurion would today be surprised to find, for example, that Israel is regarded as illegally occupying the West Bank (and until 2005, Gaza). Along with modern Israel, this was part of the territory of Palestine within which in 1922 the League of Nations gave Britain the task of re-establishing the Jewish national home because of the unique claim by the Jews — the only people for whom it had ever been their nation state, hundreds of years before the Arabs invaded it. In other words, far from being ‘Palestinian land’, the Jews are entitled to claim it under international law, which also gives it the right to hold on to it in self-defence. Yet ‘progressive’ opinion not only denies both law and history but demands (as do the Palestinians) the ethnic cleansing of every last Jewish settler from a putative Palestinian state (just as half Israel’s population was created by Jews driven out of their ancient homes in Arab lands). So much for anti-racism.

World

Belgian Anti-Semitism
Eternal disease spreading through Europe?
Peres repudiates Norwegian boycott - Update
Canadian Lox is much better, anyway.
9/11 was an Act of War
Charles Krauthammer argues it was not just a tragedy.
Israel's Second Class Status at the UN
Anne Bayefsky details the sorry state of affairs.
Demonocracy
Victor Davis Hanson: Beware of once-elected thugs.
When I Was Young…
Victor Davis Hanson writes a truly remarkable article about the world we live in.
Anti-Semitism can't be explained or cured
Robert Fulford writes "Anti-Semitism never dies. It's a river of poison that runs beneath civilization, breaking through the surface at unpredictable moments."
We Are Finishing the War
Victor Davis Hanson: Anatomy of our struggle against the Islamicists.
Has Ahmadinejad Miscalculated?
Victor Davis Hanson: "The Iranian president better sober up and do some cool reckoning."
Noam Chomsky's Love Affair with Nazis
David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin: "Rarely has the world been afforded such a clear glimpse into the unholy alliance between Islamic extremists and secular radicals in the West."
Islam's Yearning for Empire
Robert Fulford: "What if the West is not guilty of these crimes? What if the countries of the Middle East have shaped their own destiny?"
Jews Are Under Siege: A Call For Action
Charles Jacobs and Seth A. Klarman: "No one wants to think that sixty years after the Holocaust, a new storm threatens Jews everywhere. But reality cannot be avoided or minimized. Confused, with our defenses down, Jews need to consider the profound impact of losing the ideological battle that can destroy the Jewish state. This new time requires courageous and talented leaders to grasp these new realities and create strategies to defeat the latest defamations, grounded in a libelous portrayal of the Arab-Israeli conflict."
Arbour Must Go
Alan M. Dershowitz: "International law is not quite as silly and one-sidedly against democracies as Arbour makes it out to be."
Failure to Solve Palestinian Question Empowers Iran
Mark Steyn: "So what is in reality Israel's first non-Arab war is a glimpse of the world the day after tomorrow: The EU and Arab League won't quite spell it out, but, to modify that Le Monde headline, they are all Jews now." Wow. A must read.
The Israel Enigma
Victor Davis Hanson: "What explains most of the world's dislike of Israel?"
The Brink of Madness. A familiar place.
Victor Davis Hanson: "In short, if we wish to learn what was going on in Europe in 1938, just look around."
It's Not Just About Land
Victor Davis Hanson: "Despite the claims of terrorist organizations, Israel's current two-front war is not just about land. After all, Hezbollah and Hamas fired rockets from Lebanon and Gaza well after Israel had withdrawn from both places."
Worry About the West -- Not Israel
Victor Davis Hanson: "Instead far more worrisome is the moral crisis in the West itself. If so many of its politicians, intellectuals and media will not or cannot fathom moral differences in this war, they will hardly be able to see them anywhere else."
The Waiting Game
Victor Davis Hanson: "Do we really need further convincing of the threat we face?"
Cyber-warriors Speak, but Israel is Silent
Laura Rosen Cohen: "Moreover, Israel's best minds and top elected officials need to get up to speed on their blogging and video-blogging. They need to know how to get their stuff "DIGG"-ed, and to know what MoveOn, Kos, Michelle Malkin, zombie and Charles Johnson are saying and doing. The Internet is a potentially limitless sphere of geopolitical influence and those who ignore cyberspace do so at their own peril."
The Clash of Eras
David Frum: "Five years after 9/11, is it really still too early to start?"
View from America: The Next Catastrophe Waiting
Jonathan S. Tobin: "If a "failure of imagination" was one of the prime causes of the lack of prevention of 9/11, as the federal commission appointed to probe the issue ascertained, then let there be no doubt that a similar inability to imagine the consequences of a nuclear Iran will be far more serious."
Islamic History Expert: Moslem Peace with Israel? Never!
Moshe Sharon: "Iran is dead serious about obtaining and using nuclear weapons in order to bring about its vision of an Islamic End of Days."
France's Middle East policy comes home to roost
Robert Fulford: "Pryce-Jones says that instead of standing with the West, France has betrayed our common culture in the belief that supporting Middle Eastern dictators will re-establish French power in the region and prove that France, more than any other nation in the West, can work with the Muslims. The result has been precisely the reverse."
Making a mockery of human rights (again)
Edward L. Greenspan: "When it comes to human rights attitudes, nothing has changed at the UN. The newly minted council's record already proves it."
The U.S. cuts and runs again
Lorne Gunter: "The same was true of Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Southern Lebanon in May, 2000. After 22 years of occupation, many terror groups took the unconditional evacuation as sign of weakness. Terrorist attacks in Israel escalated. Palestinian dictator Yasser Arafat walked out of peace talks and began the deadly second intifada."
Don't Mention the War
Robert Fulford: "European leaders are so anxious for peace in the Middle East that they are wilfully ignoring Palestinian terror."
Scrutinize Amnesty International
Gerald Steinberg: "And while Amnesty International was founded to fight for the freedom of political prisoners, the officials in charge of this organization failed to issue a single statement calling for the release of the Israeli soldiers that were kidnapped by Hezbollah and Hamas, and who have not been heard from since their illegal capture."
Toward a Realistic Peace
Rudolph Giuliani: "The election of Hamas in the Palestinian-controlled territories is a case in point. The problem there is not the lack of statehood but corrupt and unaccountable governance. The Palestinian people need decent governance first, as a prerequisite for statehood. Too much emphasis has been placed on brokering negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians -- negotiations that bring up the same issues again and again. It is not in the interest of the United States, at a time when it is being threatened by Islamist terrorists, to assist the creation of another state that will support terrorism. Palestinian statehood will have to be earned through sustained good governance, a clear commitment to fighting terrorism, and a willingness to live in peace with Israel. America's commitment to Israel's security is a permanent feature of our foreign policy."
Staticidal Zealotry
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: "In fact, the entire Annapolis house of cards is built on the fraudulent foundation that the Palestinian faction established by Abbas’ mentor, Yasser Arafat, is a reliable partner for peace and effective counterweight to Hamas, which now controls the Gaza Strip."
But What Can I Do About the Crisis Facing Israel and the Jewish People? New Item
Rachel Neuwirth: "One very important thing that all of us can do is to counter the endless lies and distortions of Israel's history and character that appear in the press, mass media, on the Internet, and even in scholarly journals. These distortions and outright falsehoods are a major reason why Israel is in such deep trouble, and in danger of "going under." Because the entire world has been led to believe an inaccurate, grossly distorted "narrative" of the conflict, the government of Israel feels it has no choice but to make concessions to the demands of its enemies, in order to appease world opinion. But these concessions imperil Israel's existence."

Canada

Hatred in Canada
Jerualem Post's Editorial
Not a Hate Crime
Eternal disease spreading through Toronto?
Netanyahu at Concordia
Netanyahu opined that the school, home to Mordecai Richler and
the rest of the Jewish street urchins unable to gain entry to McGill,
had been "misaptly named".
Shame on the CBC's Israel Coverage
Former Canadian ambassador to Israel takes the CBC to task.
Muzzlers of academic free speech unfit to teach
Rosie DiManno comments on Daniel Pipes visit to York University.
Israel on Campus
Ruth Wisse queries: How did American colleges get so anti-Semitic?
The Rot in our Universities
Daniel Pipes comments on Daniel Pipes visit to York University.
Intolerance at York University
Margaret Wente's article describes the deteriorating environment for Jews.
Dr. Ruth to Rally Students For Israel
Dr. Ruth, a Holocaust survivor who was a member of Menachem Begin’s Irgun, will serve as international honorary chair of Hillel's “Love Is Real” pro-Israel campaign. 
Canadian Ambassador cancels condolence trip to West Bank
Yaakov Katz reports. Given Canada's sorry voting record, actions not unexpected?
Former PLO terrorist a most unlikely Zionist
Rosie Dimano: Perhaps it's not so long or strange a trip from political terrorist to religious fundamentalist.
History Repeats Itself, With Canada's Help
Alastair Gordon: "Can someone please tell me what's changed since 1939?"
Toronto's York University Sponsors Mohamed al-Asi
Daniel Pipes comments on the differences between this visit and his own visit to York University.
CBC Watch I
National Post editorial takes the CBC to task for obvious anti-Israel bias.
Protest Rises over Islamic Law in Ontario
Muslim women's groups vow to stop sharia courts; Lawyers say it will lead to injustices to most vulnerable.
Muslim Power in Canada
David Ouellette: The Great White North hardly registers as a hotbed for Islamic political activity. Yet in the run-up to last June's Canadian federal elections, Islamic lobbies exerted unprecedented pressure on electoral candidates and actively pursued the emergence of a Muslim voting bloc.
Prejudice within the NDP
Ed Morgan: What is at stake in the open letter, however, is not the physical wall being built to separate Israelis from Palestinians, but rather the wall of prejudice being built within the NDP that attempts to separate Canadians from each other.
Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak will not be speaking at Concordia University
A clarification from the Office of the Vice-President Services.
Selling Delusions Won't Protect Canada
Lorne Gunter: Unless and until official Ottawa can break free of the delusion that there is nothing especially worth defending in Western pluralism, it will never fully engage the terrorists.
The Myth of Israeli 'Apartheid'
Barbara Kay: re Israel Apartheid Week at the University of Toronto - "Shame on the University of Toronto for its complicity in this calumny against a fellow democracy."
Terror Starts with Words
Marvin Kurz: Zundel's "deportation from Canada is not only a blow against hate, but also against all the deadly things that follow from it."
What do you do when a Jihadi Comes Home?
Stewart Bell: "It may be that Kamel is a reformed terrorist, that during his empty days of imprisonment, separated from his wife and son, he saw the error of his convictions. Maybe he has abandoned the jihad. Maybe he is a retired terrorist. But what if he isn't?"
Canadian Muslims Deserve Better
Canada Post Editorial: "[Muslims] like every religious and ethnic group, they deserve to have their views promoted fairly and effectively. But so long as their most prominent organization makes excuses for terrorism and distributes harmful, fallacious propaganda, that will be a difficult task."
CAUT by Surprise
Sara R. Horowitz: "But whatever the outcome of the AUT meeting, the silence of the Canadian professors’ organization discredits it as an honest broker and genuine advocate for academic freedom."
Listen to the Imams
Jonathan Kay: "Terrorist apologism follows a pattern: The farther away observers are from the bombs, the more likely they are to ascribe the carnage to fashionable political theories. And since Canadians have not yet been hit in a serious way by Islamist terror, we are among the worst offenders."
'Pro-Israel' Advisor Must Go
The man who decalred on television that every Israeli, 18 and over, is a legitimate target of terrorism, now declares: "Jewish council members make Muslims 'nervous'".
California's Homegrown Jihad
As for Jews in America — and Canada, too — the Muslim threat is changing their way of life. The golden age of North American Jewry may soon be coming to an end.
Do Not Disturb
Robert Fulford: "Why do so many now accept the claim that Bush lied? Because if we think he was fabricating his case, we can think the Iraq war was unnecessary and if that's true then maybe the whole threat against us, and the war on terrorism, have been inventions of crazed neo-conservatives. So we can relax."
It’s the Demography, Stupid
Mark Steyn: "Or will the dying European races understand that the only legacy that matters is whether the peoples who will live in those lands after them are reconciled to pluralist, liberal democracy? It’s the demography, stupid."
From Ramallah, Harper's First Big Test
David Frum: "The way to persuade Hamas to abandon terrorism is not by rewarding them for terrorism, but by establishing beyond all doubts that terrorism brings only destruction on those who practice it -- and disgrace to those who support it politically, financially and emotionally."
'Radical Islam week' sparks U of T furor
Peter Kuitenbrouwer reports: "Jonathan Jaffit, 21, a U of T student with a double major in human biology and Jewish studies, is among organizers of the week. He is director of campus affairs for Betar-Tagar, a worldwide group which aims to "present the public with accurate facts about Israel and the Middle East."
Kol hakavod, Jonathan!
Three Ways to Fight Terrorism
This week, the Fraser Institute published Canada's Inadequate Response to Terrorism: the Need for Policy Reform, a research paper by immigration expert and former Canadian diplomat Martin Collacott. The National Post editors summarize the three most important points: refugee reform; criminalize the Tamil Tigers; expel Jihadis.
The Boycott of Decency
Melanie Phillips describes how 3 Toronto boys made "good": "... Furnish a telling insight into the aims and strategy of the Palestinians to bring about the destruction of Israel. They gloat at the astonishing success of the strategy of associating Israel with apartheid ..."
Why are we Subsidizing Palestinian Extremism?
David Frum: "... the terms asked of the Palestinians are not exactly onerous. All they need to do is disavow terrorism, stop inciting wars they always lose and live in peace with their neighbours. It's not really so much to ask, is it? And until the new government of the Palestinian Authority can meet those elementary conditions, Canada can surely find a better use for its aid money than underwriting Islamic extremism in the heart of the Middle East."
Canada's Largest Union Joins Israel Boycott
Charles Johnson: "My contempt for the people and groups pushing this abhorrent boycott of Israel knows no bounds. The latest left-wing organization to join the chorus of hatred of Israel and delusional sympathy for terrorists is the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Canada’s largest union. The “right of return” is a code phrase, meaning the demographic annihilation of the state of Israel, and its inclusion in this statement tells you everything about the sick mindset controlling the CUPE."
CUPE's Bigoted Agenda
Jonathan Kay: "Which leads me to this question: Do CUPE Ontario's members know that one of their leaders is using her official office as a platform to call for the de facto destruction of the Jewish homeland, which happens to be the only state in the Middle East that protects workers' rights as we in the West would define them?"
Take a Good, Hard Look at What's Going on Here
Rosie Dimanno: "For everyone who thought Canada could cower in a corner of the planet, unnoticed and unthreatened by evil men — even when the most menacing of a very bad lot has twice referenced this country as a target for attack — take a good, hard look at what's been presented and what's being alleged."
It Was Only a Matter of Time
Lorne Gunter: "Canada and Canadians are just lucky this massive criminal plot -- if that's what a court finds it to be -- was discovered in advance."
Ignoring the Biggest Elephant in the Room
Christie Blatchford: "Only one question from the floor, this from a young man, really dared to depart from the convention of deploring the supposed coming anti-Muslim backlash and the idea of Muslim as victim. He asked what the imams were doing to ensure that the sort of violent views that allegedly motivated the homegrown terrorists were not allowed to "become entrenched in our community.""
Lebanese, Canadian - and enemies of Hezbollah
Jonathan Kay: "Such self-censorship has had its day. Friday's arrests were part of an ongoing battle within Canada's Muslim community between a peaceable majority and a jihadist minority. We shouldn't be afraid to call this battle by name."
Terror and Tolerance
Barbara Kay: "The Lebanese-Canadian Coordinating Council web site declares: We call on the Lebanese people everywhere to demonstrate in front of Syrian and Iranian embassies to tell them to stop supporting Hezbollah and stop shipping weapons and providing political cover for the Hezbollah Group ... Its Leadership only obeyed Tehran's and Damascus' orders. This is treason and violates the Lebanese constitution."
Taking sides: Canada wasn't neutral at Suez 50 years ago, and we shouldn't be now
Adam Chapnick: "What I hope, however, is that when those who oppose the current government's stance try to explain why they think Mr. Harper is wrong, they come up with something better than the false and misleading assumption that Canada's ability to mediate is at stake."
The Vanity of Canada's 'Honest Brokers'
Jonathan Kay: "But we are not yet so morally blind that we can't tell the difference between a democratic nation under attack and a terrorist group."
Finding Israel Guilty by Analogy
Robert Fulford: "At this stage the boycotters are fighting a war of language."
Is Self-defence a War Crime?
Alan M. Dershowitz: "Faced with this choice of evils imposed by the terrorist, every democracy would chose to protect its own civilians, as Israel did."
Say Good-bye to the Jewish Vote
George Jonas: "Call it a snap diagnosis, but I say the camel's back is broken. Canada's Liberals will have to do without the Jewish vote next time around."
Israel's Grassroots Defenders New Item
Barbara Kay: "Countering anti-Israel propaganda is a top priority for Betar-Tagar. The group's message is that democratic Israel's existential battle for survival within a hostile Islamic world is a preview and warning for Western democracies. Good on you, Betar-Tagar."

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