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Shame on You Scotland, Shame!

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Scotland should be ashamed of itself. I am personally embarrassed about my own Scottish heritage – through which I trace my lineage to some fairly illustrious historical figures. But today I am ashamed of my Scottish blood for the first time in my life.

Scottish citizens might not be able to purchase English translations of Israeli masterpieces such as “A tale of love and darkness” by Amos Oz and “Someone to run with” by David Grossman, due to a boycott on Israeli books.

Two and a half years ago, shortly after Operation Cast Lead, the West Dunbartonshire Regional Council, located west of Glasgow, approved a bill that called to boycott goods produced in Israel.

According to the law, the council and all public bodies under its jurisdiction are forbidden to sell goods that originated from Israel.

Despicable. The full article is here. But for the first time, Scotland displays an anti-semitism of the sort which is more properly confined to Nazi Germany.

Shame on you Scotland. And until my Scottish cousins cease to support murdering terrorists because they are against the Jews, I will not buy another bottle of Scotch. I urge all of my readers to do the same.

Scotland wants to boycott Israeli goods? Then let the Scots feel the pain themselves. I will buy no more Scottish goods and I call for a boycott until they cease their despicable anti-semitism.

Update: While I’m at it, I’ll supplement my purchase of non-Scottish brown liquors with a search of some of these Israeli books that have Scotland so spooked. I hear some of them are pretty good novels.

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May 28, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Democrats and Ground Zero

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This one has been hard for my liberal friends. They simply don’t get it. It certainly won’t help their understanding when cogent analysis of Bill Clinton’s views weigh in:

Bill Clinton is beneath contempt. He was in Egypt and said in defense of the ground zero mosque, that it should be built and dedicated to the 60 muslim victims of 9/11. What about the non-muslim victims? What a disgusting display of pandering. I’m so sick of our political leaders excessive pandering to muslims. If they are going to speak before muslim audiences, why not at least have the courage to condemn the oppression and violence in the name of islam? Why couldn’t Clinton have condemned the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt while he was there?

MartiniPundit fully associates himself with this notion, and wonders the same about Bill Clinton. I’d also like to add my amazement that the Dems continue to control the voting of American Jews despite their manifest anti-Semitism.

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October 6, 2010 at 1:46 am

Time Surrenders

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Time Magazine has surrendered. Apparently, it can no longer keep up the pretense that it’s an objective, professional reporter of the news. Time Magazine, once respected, is just a hack – at best.

But not just any kind of hack – a hack who has made common cause with the enemies of freedom. I thought it was bad enough a couple of weeks ago to see this cover slandering the American people:

But then this week, there was this anti-Semitic trash:

Sure, one cover is posed as a question and the other has flowers, which makes them oh so reasonable. Right? Who can object to an innocent question? No one, unless the questions are loaded to start. Americans are racists and Israelis are warmongers. One can’t even call that the subtext – that’s the lead. I can only conclude that Time has surrendered, and no longer has any pretense of objectivity. Time is on the side of the Islamofascists and just ought to admit it. Certainly there’s no reason to actually read this rag anymore.

Update: Henry Oliner over at American Thinker has more.

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September 7, 2010 at 12:44 am

Some Things Never Change

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Imagine, there’s still anti-semitism in, of all places, Russia:

A group of nationalist Russian lawmakers called Monday for a sweeping investigation aimed at outlawing all Jewish organizations and punishing officials who support them, accusing Jews of fomenting ethnic hatred and saying they provoke anti-Semitism.[emphasis mine]

No Jews = No Anti-semitism.

That was the Nazi formula as I recall. Disgusting that there are still those who follow it.

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January 25, 2005 at 12:26 pm

British Shame

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I’m an Anglophile. I have a substantial amount of English blood in me.

Great Britain should be ashamed.

There’s no place for anti-semitism, and I’m saddened to see that it has found one in Britain. It may be time to delete the “Great” from the name.

I hope this is an anomaly.

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January 5, 2005 at 12:37 pm

Anniversary of the UN Vote on Resolution 181

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This BlogBurst piece is cross-posted by participating websites, to commemorate a milestone in Israel’s history. The list of the participating sites is appended at the end of this post.

November 29, 2004:

Anniversary of the UN vote on Resolution 181

Today is the anniversary of the UN vote on resolution 181, which approved the partition of the western part Palestine into a predominately Jewish state and a predominately Arab state. (It is vital to recall that the UN partition plan referred to western Palestine, to underscore that in 1921 the eastern part was ripped off the Jewish National Home by the British Government and handed over to the then Emir Abdullah.)

The partition plan was approved by 33 to 13, with 10 abstentions.

The 33 countries that cast the — Yes” vote were: Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Byelorussia, Canada, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Liberia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, Union of South Africa, USSR, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela. (Among other countries, the list includes the US, the three British Dominions, all the European countries except for Greece and the UK, but including all the Soviet-block countries.)

The 13 countries that chose the Hall of Shame and voted — No” were: Afghanistan, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen. (Ten of these are Moslem countries; Greece has the special distinction of being the only European country to have joined the Hall of Shame.)

The ten countries that abstained are: Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mexico, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia.

On November 30, 1947, the day following the vote, the Palestinian Arabs murdered six Jews in a bus making its way to Jerusalem, and proceeded to murder another Jew in the Tel-Aviv – Jaffa area. This was a prelude to a war that claimed the lives of 6,000 Jews, or 1% of the total Jewish population in 1948. This toll is the per capita equivalent of today’s Canada losing 300,000 lives, or the US losing 3,000,000.

The object of the war, launched by the Arabs in the former Palestine and the armies of Egypt, Tansjordan, Syria and Lebanon (with help from other Arab countries), was to “throw the Jews into the sea”. As the partition map indicates, however, rather than annihilate the Jewish population, the Arabs ended up with less territory than they would have gained by peaceful means.

In addition to the bloodshed in nascent Israel, immediately after the UN vote, Arabs attacks their Jewish neighbours in a number of Arab countries, the murders in Syria’s Aleppo being the best known.

Bruised and bleeding, Israel prevailed nonetheless. May our sister-democracy thrive and flourish.

List of participating sites, in alphabetical order of site name

 

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November 29, 2004 at 10:21 am

Posted in Anti-Semitism, Israel, UN

Israel, Palestinians, and Peace

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In the long course of the Israeli conflict with the PLO and other more recent manifestations of terrorism, there has been a tension between those of us on the outside who feel that the Israelis need to make concessions and those of us who feel that it’s the terrorists who need to make concessions.

In the wake of Yasser Arafat’s long overdue demise (still dead apparently as of this writing) many are openly speaking of the possibility of peace if Israel will back down. This is pretty amusing in its way. Before he stiffed Bush after 9/11, Arafat was continually hailed as the man to make peace with – did he not win a Nobel Peace Prize to the everlasting degradation of that award? Did he not reject the Oslo accords? Did not the Europeans (as if) continually insist that Arafat had to be accommodated? Indeed, was not Israel’s hand stayed from dispatching the demon back to his master by the very international community which insisted that Israel needed to make concessions? How many anti-Israel resolutions has the UN passed anyway?

In listening to Fox News last night, I heard something which astounded me. In the course of the conversation, Jeff Birnbaum and Juan Williams took the position that Powell had been sent to the Middle East at this time because incoming SecState Rice would not put sufficient pressure on Israel to come to the peace table. At one point the argument was made that it was Israel occupying territory, not the other way around.

Stuff and nonsense. Pray tell, why did Israel occupy those territories? Could it be because the Arabs invaded and the Israelis beat them like gongs? Hasn’t Israel handed back Gaza and the West Bank and aren’t the Palestinians making a complete mess of both places? Wasn’t Arafat the leader who brought the Palestinians to this sorry state?

There is a chance for peace. If the Palestinians can overcome a generation of hate-filled propaganda and indoctrination, if the PLO leadership rejects terrorism – not just in word but in deed – if the PLO explicitly in English, Arabic, and even Hebrew avows Israel’s right to exist in peace behind secure borders, and if the PLO immediately begins to assist in suppressing Hamas, Hezbollah, and all the others, then there may be a chance. Meanwhile, there is no onus on Israel to change her policies one bit. Target terrorists, defend citizens, finish the wall.

In this spring of the post-Arafat era, the opportunity for peace exists. But not by putting pressure on Israel – flowers will bloom only if the Palestinians take this opportunity to renounce Arafat’s poisoned legacy and set aside their hatred. It’s a nice fantasy, but I’m not holding my breath.

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November 23, 2004 at 11:27 pm

Posted in Anti-Semitism, GWOT, Israel

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