by Daniel Greenfield
After Senator Ted Cruz’s warning that he would hold all State Department nominees until questions were answered about the political motive behind the FAA’s travel ban on Israel… the FAA suddenly reversed itself.
On the same day that the FAA had announced a 24 hour extension of the ban, the FAA turned around and reversed itself.
These were the 5 questions that Senator Cruz wanted answered.
By Thomas Lifson
The behavior of the IRS is looking more and more like a cover-up. Byron York reports in The Examiner:
Instead of backing Israel’s justifiable right to respond forcefully to clear human rights violations by Gaza’s Hamas rulers, the international forum in Geneva chose to side with the terrorists.
By Rick Moran
Shocking stories being told by IDF soldiers who report that Hamas terrorists are using children as human shields – including running toward IDF positions with a gun in one hand and a baby tucked under the arm.
The media has obsessively counted every dead body in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. They rarely explain why so many more Palestinians than Israelis have been killed: Hamas does not allow Palestinian civilians into their shelters, while using civilian areas from which to fire their rockets; Israel, on the other hand, devotes its resources to building shelters and Iron Dome protection. Put another way, while Israel uses shelters and Iron Dome to protect its civilians, Hamas uses its civilians to protect its rockets and its terrorists. A widely circulated cartoon makes this point effectively:
The French condemnation of Israel obviously didn’t appease the savage Muslims rioting and brutalizing innocent Jews and others in France.
By The Right Scoop
Mark Levin opened his show explaining the history of the modern day jihadi movement and how it’s connected to Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party. His bigger point is to put this movement in perspective which in turn puts the sterile equivocating statements from our leaders in perspective, and it’s disgusting.
By Todd Starnes
Bob Eschliman is a Christian. He’s also a veteran news editor. And when he decided to write a column on his personal blog objecting to a gay-friendly version of the Bible, Bob was unceremoniously marched out of the Newton Daily News and shoved out the front door.
After a brief investigation, the Iowa newspaper fired Bob and then publicly castigated him in an editorial. They accused him of compromising the reputation of the newspaper. They said what he wrote resulted in the loss of public trust.
Bob ran afoul of the newspaper’s bosses by daring to criticize the “Queen James Bible” website. The website sells copies of God’s Word that have been rewritten with a gay friendly slant.
“If you ask me, it sounds like the Gaystapo is well on its way,” Bob wrote. “We must fight back against the enemy.”
(CNSNews.com) – A State Department official who just returned from a seven-week trip to Iraq, said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – or the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) – is no longer just a terrorist group.
“ISIL is no longer simply a terrorist organization,” Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran at the U.S. Department of State, said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday. “It is now a full-blown army seeking to establish a self-governing state through the Tigress and Euphrates Valley in what is now Syria and Iraq.”
Glenn Beck on Wednesday tore into the Obama administration for plunging “the biggest knife in the back of Israel” with the FAA’s temporary flight ban to the country.
“They gave a win to Hamas,” Beck said on his radio program. “If you stop the airlines from going to Tel Aviv, you’re choking Israel to death. This was a 24-hour suspension without any kind of investigation at all, and what they are doing is they are sending Israel a message.”
Shortly after Beck got off the air, the FAA extended its original 24-hour flight ban an additional 24 hours. The Israeli transportation minister called the move in general a “prize to terror,” and the Israeli media called it an “air blockade” and a “boycott.”
by Daniel Greenfield
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
And this is data that Israellycool found using Al Jazeera’s data which is run by Qatar, a state sponsor of Hamas. The data finds that the vast majority of dead are male. These results are statically impossible if Israel were bombing a civilian population randomly or with the intent of inflicting civilian casualties.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen revealed Wednesday that he is not speaking to any potential witnesses in the missing-emails case while his agency’s inspector general conducts his own investigation.
Koskinen claimed that IRS inspector general J. Russell George told him “not to do any further investigations or interviews” with employees pertaining to hard drive crashes, and that’s why he did not voluntarily provide a key witness to congressional investigators. But Koskinen later admitted that the inspector general never told him not to cooperate with Congress.
The IRS has been nominally conducting its own internal investigation into the IRS conservative targeting scandal since 2013, but that now appears to be over.
The Obama administration’s Department of Labor is running a social media campaign this week to encourage people to lobby Congress for a minimum wage increase — a move raising eyebrows because it is similar to the campaign messaging being used by Democrats to drive voters to the polls this year.
NICK FARIS | QMI AGENCY
A local radio host claims that a Palestinian news show broadcast on a campus radio station is anti-Semitic.
The weekly show Under the Olive Tree, on Queen’s University’s CFRC 101.9 FM, propagates hate speech, unsubstantiated reports and anti-Semitic messages, Brent Holland said. Recent episodes, he said, have ignored the Palestinians’ complicity in the ongoing conflict with Israel.
Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was “scratched” and the data on it was still recoverable. But the IRS did not try to recover the data from Lerner’s hard drive, despite recommendations from in-house IRS IT experts to outsource the recovery project.
The hard drive was then “shredded,” according to a court filing the IRS made to House Ways and Means Committee investigators.
The Texas congressman in whose district a Planned Parenthood clinic allegedly had abortion quotas reacted angrily to the news Tuesday, saying, ”The criminal behavior of Planned Parenthood has no limits.”
Christians who fled Mosul say jihadis made them leave most belongings behind, stole what they took along
The jihadis of the Islamic State believe that the possessions of the Christians belong to them by right, either as the spoils of war or as the poll tax (jizya) mandated by the Qur’an: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).
If the Big Bang theory is correct, our universe should not exist, according to research published last month by physicists at King’s College in London. The shocking discovery implies the universe should have collapsed less than a second after it exploded into existence.
Christians are divided on whether or not the Big Bang theory fits with the biblical description of creation. But the theory has been an enormous concession for many secular scientists. For years they clung to belief in a universe that was steady and that had existed indefinitely. But recent advances in physics have forced most scientists to admit that the universe had a beginning and that it has been expanding ever since by a process dubbed cosmic inflation.
by: Dan Calabrese
Hardly a surprise: During a recent meeting with the nation’s governors, President Obama made clear his top priority, which is to make sure that the governors don’t go talking out of turn or criticizing his policies in any way. Texas Gov. Rick Perry saw no reason to keep this a secret, and as you can see here, he didn’t:
Seriously, “You’ll hear from me”?
Does Obama seriously think governors are going to cower in their boots because he reminds them of his ominous presence?
Mark Levin in Fiery ‘Hannity’ Appearance: ‘I Would Like to Educate Jon Stewart & His Clapping Seal Audience’
Radio talk show host Mark Levin slammed comedian Jon Stewart Tuesday night over a skit on Israel that the conservative pundit said amounted to “propaganda in the form of jokes.”
John Bolton: Every time we tell Israel to negotiate a ceasefire their destruction gets a little closer
By The Right Scoop
This is exactly why I love John Bolton. When it comes to Israel defending itself Bolton says “international public opinion in my view can go take a flying leap.” That’s exactly right.
But more importantly Bolton argues that calling for Israel to negotiate a ceasefire just brings Israel one step closer their destruction:
In this special episode of The Source, Ezra explores the violent anti-Israel protests that have rocked Canada.
Omri Ceren of the Israel Project in Washington discusses how Israel is always held to a much higher account than Palestine.
The moment ‘unarmed civilian was shot dead by an Israeli sniper’ as he desperately searched for his family: Palestinians release shocking video
Germany has been down this road before. And we see this same explosion of hatred around the world. While the Jew-hating Leftists and Islamic supremacists peddle their propaganda about Israeli “atrocities” in Gaza, the anti-Israel rallies around the world tell the real story: it is the foes of Israel who are the forces of hatred, violence and genocide.
by Jordan Schachtel
The UN Secretary-General continued, blaming the “occupation” for the escalation in violence, and not Islamic radicalism: “My message is the same. Stop fighting, start talking and take on the root causes of the conflict so we are not at the same situation in another six months or a year. We must address these underlying issues, including occupation … so people do not feel they have to resort to violence.”
Ban rejected the idea that Israel should use military means to combat Hamas’ indiscriminate rocket fire on its sovereign territory: “Military actions will not increase stability in the longer term.”
Later, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a joint press conference with the UN chief, explained that the real enemies of Gazans came from within: “The people of Gaza are victims of the brutal Hamas regime,” he said. Netanyahu told Ban, “You spoke about the regional developments. What we are seeing here with Hamas is another instance of Islamist extremist that has no resolvable grievance. Hamas is like ISIS, like al-Qaeda, like Hezbollah, like Boko Haram.”
THE ONLY OCCUPATION IS THE OCCUPATION OF ISRAEL BY ARABS.
Let’s hope so.
Imagine if a fundamentalist Christian sect captured the French city of Lyon and began a systematic purge of Muslims. Their mosques were destroyed, their crescents defaced, the Koran burned and then all Muslims forced to flee or face execution. Such an event would be unthinkable today, and if it did occur Pope Francis and all other Christian leaders would denounce it and support efforts by governments to stop it.
Yet that is essentially what is happening in reverse now in Mosul, as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham drives all signs of Christianity from the ancient city. Christians have lived in Mosul for nearly 2,000 years, but today they are reliving the Muslim religious wars of the Middle Ages.
by Daniel Greenfield
Hamas didn’t just take power. It won an election. There was never any doubt then or before what its favorite tactics involved.
The media acts as if the Muslims in Gaza are in a category apart from Hamas, but they’re no more separate than the Japanese were from their government or the Germans were from their government. Less so since Hamas did win an election.
That’s the question that Thane Rosenbaum raises.
By Clarice Feldman
European nations, including Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria and Lithuania, are having substantial depopulation problems.
In some places, the attempts were made to fill the labor and revenue gap by allowing in immigrants from Moslem countries — Pakistan in the UK, North Africa and Turkey elsewhere — with the results we see today, as we watch Paris and its environs periodically aflame and central London hamstrung by anti-Semitic demonstrations.
At the same time hundreds of thousands of Christians in the Middle East are being butchered and expelled by Islamists.
‘How many more schools will have to be abused by Hamas missile squads before the international community will intervene?’ Foreign Ministry fumes
Afghanistan: Mullah rapes 10-year-old girl in mosque, her family plans honor killing for her, police return her to her family
This kind of thing can only happen in a fundamentally diseased society. The mullah saw the 10-year-old girl as a desirable sex partner — in a society that reveres a 54-year-old man who consummated a marriage with a girl when she was nine as the perfect model for human behavior. Her rape is then not seen as something reflecting poorly upon the perpetrator, but upon the victim, who failed in her responsibility to keep the desires of all men in check. Thus her family wants to kill her, and those who are trying to protect her have received death threats.
But remember: to speak out against all this barbarity would be “Islamophobic” and “bigoted.”