Can You Guess The Missing ‘M’ Word?

From HERE:

Malmö police station attacked by gunfire

The police station in Malmö district Rosengård, in the south of Sweden, was fired upon early Saturday morning.
“At 4:29 a.m. police on location alerted us about the gunshots,” Hanna Berndtsson, Skåne police information officer, told the TT news agency.No one was physically injured by the shooting.”There were police officers on the second floor of the building, but the shots were fired towards the first floor, so there were no injuries.”Security at the police station has now been tightened, and a forensic investigation squad is on location to find out what happened.Thus far the forensic investigation has revealed that live ammunition was used in the shooting, and therefore an attempted murder probe has been initiated, according to the Malmö police force.At this moment the police have no information about the type of weapon used, or the reason for the shooting.”We don’t know the origins of all this yet,” said Hanna Berndtsson.

Rosengård, centrally located in Malmö, is an area commonly associated with social difficulties, and has been the place of several riots and clashes between local youths and authorities in recent years.

You have to love the stretched euphemisms. Its an ‘area commonly associated with social difficulties’ instead of ‘Muslim neighborhood’. The usual weasel-word ‘youths’ is utilized instead of ‘Muslims’. Imagine if a group of Orthodox Jews attacked a European police station. Would their religious background be overlooked in any media coverage? Now, I’m not saying there is a left-wing or Islamic conspiracy dominating the European media. However, IF there was, would the reporting be any different?

Its seems like the absurd regime of political correctness at large once again, satirized well in this video:

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Recently, a story began circulating about Haredi Jews in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim sentencing a dog to death. Good old Mea Shearim, I thought. I remember going there one Shabbat and seeing containers full of stones. Residents love to show people the beauty of Judaism by hitting their cars with rocks if they drive through on Shabbos (Yiddish is the lingua franca) or harassing women who don’t dress modestly. But they don’t gather stones on Shabbos as it constitutes ‘work’ so they are collected in advance. I’ve also heard the Israeli police, in order to break up a riot, sent scantily clad female officers into the neighborhood. The men ran backwards rather than come into contact with them, and the problem was solved.

Then I saw the story on the BBC. I thought to myself that this is too convenient. The BBC is a notorious playground of the leftist Israel-bashers. This works out a little too well for the likes of the evil Orla Guerin, their highly biased former Jerusalem correspondent. Its pretty clear that an Israel-basher at the BBC would like us to think Israeli Jews are just as bad as those sharia law-abiding Muslims, right? I had never heard of any precedent in Jewish law for such a decision such as the bizarre one reported, and was not surprised when the news turned out to be phony. I’m waiting for the BBC to withdraw the story, but clearly the lords of the BBC aren’t going to back down easily. I recently wrote on the subject of anti-Semitic sentiment in Ireland, claiming ”Its high-time for the sensible majority of people of Ireland to take their media back, take their universities back, take their parliament back and drive a whole lot of Jew-haters into the Irish sea”. This is a perfect reminder that the UK needs to undergo the very same.

Idiots Not Included

I received this comment on the post concerning the shocking attitudes towards Jews and Israelis seen in modern Ireland:

In the light of all these difficulties, could you perhaps propose a Final Solution to the Pesky Palestinian Problem?  I am sure the Israelis would be grateful.

The comment came from a ‘Sol Weinstein’ with a UK IP address. I trashed this comment while it was awaiting moderation. Just as I trashed a similar comments from ‘Sol Greenberg’ and a ‘Seth Cohen’ in Ireland. This is because these people are posting inflammatory anti-Israel messages under fake Jewish-sounding names, names that they believe will add strength to their ‘argument’. This form of deception is not tolerated on my blog. The fact that Ireland has such a small Jewish community was a hilarious giveaway.

Israel’s enemies love finding Jews who agree with their opinions. For similar reasons, the Nazis cherished Lord Haw-Haw and the Italian fascists gave frequent airtime to Ezra Pound. Pathetically, they claim that because a certain Jew agrees with them, they must be right on the issue of the Jewish state. This is despite the fact that the vast majority of Jews are supportive of Israel, so they will always be ‘out-Jewed’ in every dispute. As well as that, many of the anti-Zionist Jews are loathed by the rest of the community, and most often they are alienated from their background. Sometimes, they are even completely hostile to anything Jewish. Personally, I would love it if friends of Israel copied our enemies behavior for a while, which would surely drive them up the wall (SEE! This JEWISH lawyer Dershowitz agrees with ME!).

The tactic is often used to deflect charges of anti-Semitism. I counter that by using Ireland as an example. If I constantly preached to Irish people that there is no justification for Irish independence and there should be one state in the British Isles, many Irish would dub me as a racist or imperialist. The fact that there are Irish unionists in the Republic of Ireland is simply not a proper argument for the merits of the idea itself.

Opposition to Zionism in the Jewish community comes broadly in two forms. Firstly, there are Jews who happen to be on the far-left, such as Communist Tony Greenstein in the UK, Marxist Shlomo Sand in Israel and post-modernist psycho-babbler Jacqueline Rose at Queen Mary. These people hate Israel for the same reasons their non-Jewish counterparts do (such as Alexander Cockburn, George Galloway or Richard Boyd-Barrett), and not for any particular ‘Jewish’ reason. However, some like to link (highly unconvincingly) their political agenda with their Jewish backgrounds. In comparison, Leon Trotsky should be admired for his honesty on claiming his Jewishness by birth gave him no special insight to matters Jewish. ‘I am a social democrat’ he once declared ‘and that’s all’. An excellent analysis of many of these people can be found HERE and HERE, from English lawyer Anthony Julius.

The other strand comes from elements of the Haredi community, most notably from the tiny, extremist and bizarre Naturei Karta, but also the Satmar Hasidim. They base their opposition to Zionism on a midrash (a kind of exegesis) in the Talmud based on the Song of Songs. That debate I will not go into, but the link provided has an overview. One should also consider that the way the very secular early fathers of Zionism attacked religion and traditional Jewish beliefs left a bitter legacy and distrust that does not heal easily. The Zionists also threatened to take leadership power away from the Rabbis. Some Haredim do not call themselves Zionist, but would be considered pro-Israel by any standard. The supposedly anti-Zionist Haredi paper Yated in Israel occasionally features editorials attacking the secular government, but is hawkish when it comes to Iran and Hamas and does not at all wish for the end of Israel’s existence. Naturei Karta themselves are insignificant, and would be completely unknown if it were not for the media in Islamic countries giving them prominent airtime, and anti-Zionist groups like RESPECT and HAMAS inviting them to become their Jewish fig leaves. They also happen to be nuts. Their website recycles the anti-Zionist, anti-Semitic canard that Hitler offered to let all the Jews of Europe leave through Spain if they did not go to the British Mandate of Palestine, but backed down because Ben Gurion opposed it. Like secular Jewish anti-Zionists, the wider public exaggerate their importance as the leftist and Islamic media give them a platform that does not reflect their numbers or influence.

Right. Any Israel-basher who tries to argue that ‘Jew X agrees with me so I must be right and not anti-Semitic’ will get a similar response to the one above from me. The dirty tricks of ‘Sol Weinstein’ et al. will not be tolerated. However, I would love to know if groups like the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign are encouraging this kind of behavior among their members.

William Joyce, aka Lord Haw-Haw. A handy tool for the Nazis.

Left-Anarchist Noam Chomsky. Israel-bashers love him, though admittedly he is a lot more intelligent than most of them.

The Palestine Industry

“Palestine is the best-kept secret in the aid industry… People need field experience and Palestine sounds cool and dangerous because it can be described as a war zone, but in reality it’s quite safe and has all the comforts that internationals want. Quality of life here is so much higher than somewhere like Afghanistan, but we don’t tell anyone so that we are not replaced or reassigned.”

This quote is from Emily Williams, an American project manager with a medical NGO in the Palestinian-occupied territories.

So, just how much money is being donated by the United States and Europe so that young, probably otherwise unemployable radical-chic graduates can look cool as well as land nice jobs? The total amounted to 3.96 billion US Dollars in 2009-2010 alone.

The great economist F.A. Hayek would no doubt be able to explain why this aid flood since the Oslo Accords has not actually created a better life for the average Palestinian: a viable economy is built from the bottom-up, not in a top-down method by planners with good intentions.

What are the economic consequences of ‘free money’?

Palestinian entrepreneur Khaled Al-Sabawi wrote this fascinating insider-critique of the current policy and why it is simply not sustainable. This is mandatory reading for all the misguided people in the ‘Palestine Solidarity’ camp. Palestinians will become a more prosperous, happy people without the likes of Emily Williams, John Ging and the Western keffiyeh-wearers. To those ‘humanitarians’ I say : please, take a long walk off a short Gaza pier or resign. Preferably do the former, as our economies require useful people.

As the above Al-Sabawi article says:

“Due to the enormous amounts of donor funds provided as “development aid,” many NGOs are able to lure educated and professional Palestinians by offering salaries that are three to four times higher than what the local private sector can afford. This causes labour costs to rise significantly, and directly undermines the local private sector’s ability to recruit educated professionals and build an autonomous Palestinian economy.

Today, international aid accounts for 30 per cent of Palestinian gross domestic product (GDP), with a large number of educated and professional Palestinians flocking towards NGOs and donor-sponsored projects, thus further exacerbating Palestinian donor dependency”.

Of course, the aid given by Europeans and other westerners poses other difficulties. Arafat was notorious for running off with it (1.35 billion dollars worth, according to conservative estimates by the IMF) and government to government aid transfers are known for increasing corruption. Many NGOs are really fronts for Hamas or other Islamist groups, and have been very successful duping ignorant Europeans. There is also the question of how much aid money contributes to violence. What is certain is that it needs to be stopped. To help the Palestinians, assist them in building a real economy. I recommend endorsing the ‘Valley of Peace‘ initiative. Buy Palestinian goods. That means real Palestinian goods. Because of idiots in the Palestine Solidarity camp trying to make a political statement and look cool, Chinese manufacturers rushed to make their own cheap keffiyehs, the traditional Arab headscarf now de rigeur among left-wing students and activists. Palestinian manufacturers couldn’t compete and got put out of business. Do not give money to Palestinian NGOs or the majority of Palestinian charities, and lobby your local representative to demand the end of aid to Palestine. We can’t afford it, and it is doing precious little good. There will be plenty of crying and pulling of  heart-strings in the aid industry, but future generations here and in Palestine itself will be grateful.