“Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal,” by Milton Viorst

Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal,” is ambitious in its scope, and original in its format. The history follows chapters on critical figures including Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Vladimir Jabotinsky, David Ben-Gurion, Rav Abraham Isaac Kook and Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook, Menachem Begin, and a final chapter “Arriving at Netanyahu.” But it is clear from the outset that this will not be a fair and balanced history. [Read more…]

Unfiltered Palestinian View of Israel’s 66th Independence Day

Teaching children to shoot all of the Jews

End of Hope (Hatikvka)

Transcripts follow the jump.

Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) program Tomorrow’s Pioneers – May 2, 2014

Nahul the bee: Listen my friend. Are there Jews where you are?
Boy (Qais): No. Not at the moment.
Nahul: I heard they come to you every day.
Qais: Yes, but not now.
Nahul: Listen, friend; do like this with your hands [makes fists], and when they come to you, punch them; make their face red like a tomato.
Qais: Allah willing, so that we can liberate Palestine.
Nahul: Allah willing….

Nahul: My friend Qais – anyway, Rawan, I tell him to take a stone, and when the Jews come, to take it and throw it at them.
Child host (Rawan): Of course, the Jewish neighbors.
Nahul: To smash them.
Rawan: If his neighbors are Jews or Zionists? Yes….

Rawan: Tulin, why do you want to be a police officer? Like who?
Girl Tulin: Like my uncle.
Rawan: Which uncle?
Tulin: Ahmed.
Rawan: Is he a policeman? [Tulin nods]
Rawan: OK, so what does a policeman do?
Nahul: He catches thieves, and people who make trouble.
Rawan: And shoots Jews. Right?
Tulin: Yes.
Rawan: You want to be like him? [Girl nods] Allah willing, when you grow up.
Tulin: So that I can shoot Jews. [Nahul the bee cheers]
Rawan: All of them? All of them?
Tulin: Yes.
Rawan: Good.

“End of Hope”

Hamas celebration of Israel’s 66th Independence Day – same old genocidal threats against Jews.

Transcript:

The Zionist army was built of wax
And now it has melted and has no hope.
The bastard Jews that were once here,
Somebody tell what is left of them.
Two parts: the first will be deported
To their country of origin, if they choose that.
Whereas the stupid ones who persist in staying
Their fate is sealed underneath the dust.
The name of the holy city will revert to what it was,
Our capital – Bayt al-Maqdis – not Jerusalem.

Why Does The United States Persist In Funding UNWRA?

The Israel Advocacy Committee of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El sponsored a program with Israeli investigative journalist and former Philadelphian David Bedein, who for the past nine years has been sounding the alarm that the US has been funding an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and anti-American educational curriculum in UN-run Palestinian refugee camps. Bedein and his colleague Dr. Arnon Groiss presented to an audience of 50 the same program they had presented to U.S. Congress staff and committee members earlier that week, including a film showing the horrendous pervasive misstatements in textbooks provided by $250 million of US yearly funding to 500,000 students. There is apparently no oversight regarding these funds to UNWRA. Thus, we are funding a curriculum of violence, terrorism, jihad, and war. This is directly counter to any possible, reasonable attempt at a peaceful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. A generation of children are being brainwashed and poisoned. Bedein said however that his work is finally bearing fruit: Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) will be holding hearings. And he encouraged us all to contact Sen. Bob Casey especially, who is chairman of the senate subcommittee pertaining to the Middle East to hold similar hearings. Clearly, it is incumbent upon us to contact our legislators and get them on-board; it is hard to imagine that they want US taxpayers to be complicit in this sham.

More after the jump.
Dr. Arnon Groiss, David Bedein and Lee Bender. Photo: Richard Chaitt.

Israel Behind The News
Funds Needed to Continue Proactive News Investigations

  • Dangers of Further US Aid to the PLO Army
  • Threat of Planned PLO Army Deployment in Hebron and Jerusalem
  • UNRWA and PA for War Curriculum, financed by US and the West
  • Conflicts of Interests of Israeli businesses invested in the Palestinian Authority