TZIPI LIVNI opened proceedings on Day 2 of the Annual Herzlia Conference held at the Dan Accadia Hotel. Livni is to hold the Justice Ministry in the new Israeli Government. She is also being given the role of Israeli negotiator with the Palestinian Authority. Here is part of what she said;
“There are only two options between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan, or two separate states or one state … just as the Palestinians need to know that there are Jews between the Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea, we need to know that there are Palestinians in the same place…In the negotiation room we need to stop talking about who has the greater right to be here … We have to see how we can create more than just a shared life … we need to see whether we can live together, even though I don’t want to live together, I want a divorce…It is critical for us to reach a final status agreement with the Palestinians. It has been an open wound since 1867 that has to be healed ... Having two states for two nations is the most basic and only interest of the Jewish people. It’s the only way we can preserve the existence of a democratic Jewish state.”
Below is an example from today's Cape Times of amateur, brainless and illogical obfuscation and a weak attempt by Marius Fransman, the junior deputy minister of foreign affairs and Cape chairman of the ANC, to duck the anti-Semitic issue now deservedly confronting him. The official name of "Foreign Affairs" is the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO), which is so unwieldy it could only have found its origins in the cogitative processes nurtured by the defunct USSR and in time will probably go the same way.
THE SA Jewish Board of Deputies says it has asked the SA Human Rights Commission to probe “inflammatory remarks” made by ANC provincial chairman Marius Fransman on a Muslim community radio station last month.
US President Barack Obama is not your Aunt Myrtle. When he comes to town for a rare visit you can’t just point out the Dead Sea, the Tel Aviv beach promenade, the Old City walls in Jerusalem, and be done with it.
Everything is carefully planned and choreographed. Everything. Every site that will be visited, every venue for a speech that will be delivered, every public word that will be uttered, even the amount of time allotted for each meeting. Nothing is left to chance, all is weighed for its symbolic value: who it will please, who it could possibly antagonize. Everything is planned with a message in mind.
Thousands of hours have already been spent planning Obama’s two-day visit, which will begin at noon next Wednesday, and the itinerary itself gives a good indication of what Obama is trying to say by coming here.
The Annual Herzlia Conference is always the pinnacle of the conference season in Israel. This year, it was magnificently organized by IDC at the Dan Accadiah Hotel in Herzlia. A star-studded cast of international experts cast their eyes over “Time for New National and Regional Agendas” the topic of the 2013 event.
The event to be held soon, called ISRAEL APARTHIED WEEK, is a lie.
- The old South African apartheid did not allow non whites to sit in the same buses or restaurants as whites.
- Any people caught having sex across the colour line were given a jail sentence.
- The blacks had no voting rights.
A Mosque in Munich
By Ian Johnson
Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
336 pp., $15.95
The presence of Muslims in the West is not a recent phenomenon; on the contrary, it reaches back many decades, to Nazi Germany. Then, a group of former Soviet Muslims, seeking better treatment in Germany, defected and aided the Nazi effort. Muslim Brotherhood (MB) cohorts in the Middle East conducted a parallel effort. Later, under the control of U.S. intelligence, many of these same Muslims were harnessed as a bulwark against worldwide Communist domination during the Cold War. Eventually completely taken over by the MB, these German Muslim cohorts were courted by the West as a most curious partner to counter Islamic extremism. The locus for much of their activity, which they later used to spread Islam throughout Europe and plan major terrorist attacks in the West, including 9/11, was to become a beachhead in Europe — the Munich mosque.
There is a lot of worry popping up in the media just now -- "Can Israel Survive?" Don't worry about it. It relates to something that Palestinians, the Arabs, and perhaps most Americans don't realize -- the Jews are never going quietly again. Never. And if the world doesn't come to understand that, then millions of Arabs are going to die. It's as simple as that.
When I was a wee lad, Hyde Park Corner was the place where assorted cranks gathered to blow off steam under the watchful, bored eyes of a couple of British bobbies. In my innocence, I did not realise that much of so-called ordinary politics was every bit as crazy and probably a lot more dangerous than the antics of the Hyde Park regulars. Nor did I know then that a couple of speakers were destined for future fame – which did not mean that they had acquired any sense.
In the 17th Feb 2013 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:
- Israeli scientists have developed a cure for a disease causing millions of genetic deformities.
- Israel’s new parliament will have a larger proportion of women than those of the USA or UK.
- Israeli surfers saved 8 children from drowning in Hawaii.
- Israeli 3D printers can now print your false teeth
- The UN heard first hand about the fruits of Israeli technology.
- Last week’s descriptive newsletter highlights (text-only version)
The nauseating (and somewhat cringeworthy) show of affection on Tuesday between Claudia Roth, the leader of the German Green Party, and Ali Reza Sheik Attar, the Iranian ambassador to Berlin, offered a glimpse into the seedy love-affair between an increasingly large portion of the European ‘liberal’ Left (and some of their counterparts across the Atlantic), and the distinctly illiberal forces of global Islamism.