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United with Israel

August 20th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

United with Israel

Security cabinet meets as dozens of Gaza rockets rain down on Israel

All for one and one for all:


They’re at it again. Eight hours before the latest truce was due to expire, eight missiles were fired into Israel, from Gaza. Most apparently, the ultimate suspension of hostility is no longer on their agenda. Hamas is adamant. From the lull, the devastation, the blood spilled, they are still counting their losses as they arise, but not from ashes and still defiant they sing (and much of the world sings with them):”like the birds in the tree the prisoners must be free!”

Ostensibly, Hamas fire-power logic is based on their certainty about the less than infinite sustainability of that fire power, their futile day and night, non-stop missile and rocket attacks by which they cause Israel to inflict civilian casualties which, if no one was looking, would be the logical outcome of force versus much greater force. For Hamas to be successful they would have to be sponsored by the Arab League – whose foundation members created the PLO.

“Liberman says Israel must take back initiative and ‘bring Hamas to submission’

It’s simple, really, it’s all based on supply and demand. Soon the Hamas stockpile will be diminished to the point of being unusable – like the terror tunnels – but till then they themselves would like to get rid of the rest of what they’ve got by attempting to inflict as many casualties on Israelis as possible – before their stockpile falls into their enemy’s hands.

In Sweden, these are interesting times. The electioneering campaign is now in full swing – some kind of war of the roses … “soulful eyes versus Mr Metal” (as he said to her – before he took her by the arm and whispered in her ear, “Come we go do crime…”

The mettle of Mr Metal? He is made of Swedish steel

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Integration – integration is what it’s all about

August 19th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

It’s unbelievable! Just about everybody I meet, wants to whip Jimmie Åkesson.

The politicians have all ganged up, they have taken out their knives and forks…

Attacking Jimmie Åkesson for the quality of his visions makes them and some of the self-righteous hypocrites, arrogant people young and old, some of them semi-racists and semi anti-Semites) – makes them all feel good, glorious and God-abiding about themselves.

Broadly speaking, Malcolm X at one time said, “You can’t have capitalism without racism

Today it’s in Ferguson, St. Louis, Missouri, the home town of Muhammad Ali – sting like a bee…

Back at the reindeer ranch there has been part one of Håkan Boström’s “The New Sweden” (Modern Sweden) and his part 2 in the same series: “The shared Sweden

The Alliance has always accused the Red – Green opposition coalition of being disunited and in disarray, not fit to govern, unfit as a government or a governing alternative since they are unable to agree about anything. Now they themselves (the Alliance) – without being accused,have the same problem at it’s supposed to be their “Last Chance” to be able to present a united front.

Supporters and the undecided say that they will have to integrate and accommodate: the common platform that evolves does not have to be solid – or only made of gas…

does not have to be solid with fresh promises of even higher wages for teachers…

The Sweden Democrats don’t have to integrate. They don’t have that kind of problem as long as Chief Jimmie Åkesson is Commander-in-Chief…

On another planet there’s the one widely known as President Ali Baba and his cabinet of the forty thieves. A Mafia system whereby, in the name of democracy, a criminal gang or an amalgamation/alliance/coalition of criminal gangs take over as “the government” if not first by bullet then by heavily rigged ballot. Before the elections, the incumbent “government” and its mafia judiciary usually have advanced plans as to how to rig the next elections, and keeping up with the times by technological means too – as necessary…under the noses of visiting “election observers” – from another planet.

Take care: Smuggled rainforest meat can spread Ebola to Sweden

Today’s News

“The good news for the Black Man, is that he is on the verge of recapturing his position as ruler of the universe”

Mboka Fm

Last word : Diblo

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“The Swedish people must open their hearts!” (Fredrik Reinfeldt

August 18th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

That applies to all of us, all men are equal, albeit some are more open than others

The Sabbath portion Eikev, , sublime

Eikev : Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25

Have followed the first part of the economy debate, will watch the rest later (some powerful words from yours truly Anders Borg when he got to boasting about his (Sweden’s) handling of the economy.

We (the pebble) want clarity : klarspråk : no Mary go round the mulberry bushes:

Later (in some peace and quiet) I’ll watch the head-to-head duel, Batman, Super Stefan Löfven versus the iconic young baldhead ( ironic – looking increasingly like Nikita Khrushchev) – I anticipate that in no time at all Fredrik the Great will have Mr. Metal on the ropes – action! – pang – another one – countered by a vicious head-butt from the opposition leader.

Where’s Urban Ahlin when names like Margot Wallström and Goran Persson are being touted to the electorate as some big wigs that could be decorated with the Minister of Foreign Affairs portfolio – the one currently being manned by Rt. Hon. Nils Daniel Carl Bildt KCMG.

If they manage to win, maybe Urban Ahlin will be dispatched to the UN? Do I hear some say “Over my dead body”?

Israel: A country in which the able bodied youth have to do military service and you know why. The last big secular-religious controversy was this one (about military service)

Now: Israel – Gaza/Hamastan still in the air – Hamas estimates that Gaza suffered nearly 2,000 deaths and six billion dollars’ worth of destruction – which means that the number one priority would normally be the Marshall Plan for Reconstruction – from devastation – and a sincere promise not to use the re-building materials (iron and cement etc) – and money that is generously donated by the EU – for constructing rockets & missile launching ramps and terror tunnels instead of for peaceful and beneficial constructions only.

Some fairly old news, in the right spirit (the spirit of Göran Persson) and the right direction: Swedish Government: 2 million to improve security for Sweden’s Hebrews (This is certainly not anti-Semitic, although security could do with a little more money?)

In the same sweet spirit, Fredrik the Great and the Magnanimous, Sweden’s Fredrik the kind-hearted appeals to his countrymen and countrywomen:

The Swedish people must open their hearts!”

Jimmie Åkesson and the Sweden Democrats are not happy when Fredrik the kind-hearted, Sweden’s Fredrik the Great and the Magnanimous, speaks like this.

Sweden Democrats, you’ve got to bite the bullet and just got to get over this, you’ve got to start learning ( here in Sweden) how to start living with all of God’s children, your fellow man and woman from all over the planet, in peace and harmony.

“Cause puss and dog they get together:
What’s wrong with loving one another?
Puss and dog they get together:
What’s wrong with you my brother?”
( Bob Marley )

All together now, one, two three :

Open your hearts (and let some sunshine in)


If you like, you can also go and jump into the lake

The lake of fire

(It’s a good video). It’s not poetry, you (yes, you) you will experience some climate change there, when you integrate with the lake of fire…

Dammit! You gotta open your hearts!

I guess that Jimmie Åkesson and his Band of Gypsys (The Sweden Democrats) are singing this verse of “It ain’t me babe” just now:

“You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Who will promise never to part
Someone to close his eyes for you
Someone to close his heart
Someone who will die for you an’ more
But it ain’t me, babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me, babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe”

The tragedy is that some SD alarmist is going to go out there and start telling folks that Fredrik the Great is not only granting automatic residence permits to anyone who makes it to Sweden from Syria, but if his new fit of tender-heartedness follows through we should be expecting another 500,000 refugees from the Middle East and Ukraine, the next couple of years. The effect? Electric: The Sweden Democrats will get at least 12% of the cake in about four weeks’ time. Because, whether you open your heart or keep it under lock and key, Sven Bynburger already or nearly homeless and unemployed, does not relish the idea of having 500,000 more “foreign mouths” to feed and to find jobs for – just like that. If the SD propaganda spin can cause Sven to panic about his meagre and diminishing personal Swedish resources, for his own personal survival, then he could very well vote for the SD – if he sees tolerance for mass immigration as an existential threat and not just to what purists love to call “Swedish Culture”

It’s pretty grim in Iraq just now: ISIS have now kidnapped 1,000 women in Northern Iraq. War Booty:

Many Warriors come from abroad without wives, so they want the women to convert and become wives to jihadists” says Kurdish politician Hoshyar Zebari. (From SVT Text)

2014 Mix


About the opening of the heart of Jonas Sjöstedt, biggest mouthpiece and legal representative of Sweden’s Extreme Left, the working class hero which his background has never fully given credibility – perhaps for him too when it comes to practicalities versus his party line/ ideology /government policy/vision/proposal – the more the merrier, how about merriment without limits ? Merriment without borders? ( Sky’s the limit. Jimmie Åkesson is asking the same question.)

What he does make clear is that with immigration in whatever large numbers, the housing/ accommodation, education, health care and acculturalization agencies should not be contracted out to mere profiteers – that it should not be profitable – or for profit. What he does not make clear is whether or not he maintains that position after due consideration that profit motivated private capitalism – great incentive – (side by side with state capitalism) could both profitably join forces in a two-pronged attack on unemployment, capitalism and healthy competition, the science of growing businesses – the basis of any future coalition.

Mami Wata

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Today, the 15th of August

August 15th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

Malcolm, Malcolm – Semper Malcolm

Something happening over there in the United States of America: spontaneous combustion: Another Night of Police Violence in Ferguson

The cry

And over there in the Middle of the East, where like Swedish forest fires, things can get out of control, in the rocky Iraqi neighbourhood, right next to Syria,

Islamic Jihad Says the War is Over

Draft terms for long-term Gaza truce revealed in Egyptian newspaper

Hamas “can’t believe their luck

The understanding is Unite or Die


Sweden: It’s amazing. After a lull of several weeks now (vacational doldrums), Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet are chockfull of real news, biting commentary-opinions.

It’s exactly 30 Days to doomsday and some say that nowadays, to be a media pundit prophet or professer , all you’ve got to do is to say, loud and clear that something bad is going to happen

Democracy Now: Egypt

2014 mix

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The interregnum

August 11th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

The guns are silent; bombs and smoke are on holidays, today is a holy day. At ease, in self-defence, they no longer fill the day and night skies with the smoke of relentless bombardment. Punishment for various sins.

It’s the waiting season, it’s “wait and see” said John Vause on CNN this morning, Stockholm time.

There’s all the bad news about ISIS and more bad news focused on the Gaza humanitarian disaster – and indeed war is in itself a humanitarian disaster – “Flesh and blood breaking down” (“you either got faith or you got unbelief – and there’s no neutral ground” – or – as George Bush once put it, (the choice is yours) You – “Either you’re with us or you’re with The Terrorists!”

Like you

Don’t go and fall apart in Cairo – don’t fall apart

So Erdogan got elected – just like that without the media and the real fanfare that for months precedes an American Presidential election.

A truly significant development: El-Sisi bolsters his standing as a pious Muslim – he visits the custodians of the two holy mosques in Saudi Arabia

(N.B. For Habibi the peace-maker to bolster or boost his standing as a Jew – like Sadat – he would have to genuflect at the Knesset – in Jerusalem – by which act, thus nullified, he would no longer be seen as a pious Muslim by the conservative Sheikhs of Al-Azar (assuming that in their heart of hearts they think or have ever thought, that the general has now become a pious Muslim President.

Ah yes, Egypt :

Crimes against HUMANITY

Egypt dissolves the Brotherhood’s political wing

The Egyptian Army’s growing economic empire


Diallo Diery


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Erev Tisha B’Av: Israel declares a unilateral ceasefire

August 4th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

Today is Brother Obama’s birthday.

Many Happy Returns of the Day Brother Obama and may the Almighty fulfil the prayer requests that you made in Jerusalem and May the Almighty bless you and guide you in executing your duties in the world’s most demanding job ever created on earth, by man.

Let us and all those who assemble at the White House today for the USA-Africa Summit pray for its success.

Swedish news

Dagens Nyheter

Svenska Dagbladet.

Radio Sweden

SVT Text


The Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs

United With Israel

Daily alert

News from Israel


Pamela Geller


Frontpage Magazine

Real Clear World

Information Clearing

World newspapers

C Span

First Sweden and Swedish matters:

Although there is no sense of crisis in our Sweden – we are certainly not fighting to maintain our territorial existence; in fact we are not fighting at all, but, countrymen and countrywomen all, what is reported of Jimmie Åkesson’s criticism of Islamism in Sunday’s Aftonbladet – is that not Hets mot folkgrupp / Hate Speech?

The Middle East :

It’s not only in Gaza that Israel and the Palestinians of Gaza have taken a pounding. Just take a look at this forum discussion and some of the emotions at play here where the dis-cuss-ion is still raging:

In Gaza, International Law Is Up in Flames

More news:

Rockets hit Ashkelon area, just two hours after Israel declares unilateral ceasefire

Well, there was the Yom Kippur War – when the Arabs attacked Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar – when everyone (including the IDF) was is in the synagogue repenting and praying for redemption. So, it would not surprise me if in a treacherous mode, the Hamas & Co (otherwise known as “The Pals”) decide to continue with their rocket attacks today Erev Tisha ‘B’Av , or even even tomorrow, Tisha B’Av the saddest day in the Jewish calendar – thus fulfilling prophecy by adding to the list of woes that have befallen the Jewish people on this inauspicious day. But it’s also possible that they do not want to in any way contribute in fulfilling Israel’s prophetic history and ultimate destiny, but about that too, they have no choice, for the simple reason that Hashem, God, is God. So, whether they decide to make peace or not to make peace – whether the air, land, sea and terror tunnel blockade is lifted or not lifted, I pray that Hashem is with His people.

God is with His people

By continuing their attacks after Israel has declared a unilateral ceasefire, Hamas & Co may well declare victory to their people, in spite of the pounding their rocket launching ramps and terror tunnels have taken – and the tragic civilian death toll, Hamas will say (in eloquent Arabic) : “ We fought Israel until they themselves declared a ceasefire !”

But Israel has just outmanoeuvred them and that’s why they cannot say; “We said that there would be no ceasefire until the blockade is lifted”

Now, it’s exactly as Rabbi Yishai Fleisher described it in his duel with Al Fatah’s Deputy Commissioner Dr Husam Zumlot yesterday, in this episode of al Jazeera’s Inside Story : Can diplomacy still end the Gaza Crisis ?

About all the previous ceasefires that have been broken by Hamas & allied Jihadists, he said, that’s the sad reality: “We cease – and – they fire!”

We could pay attention to what Dr. Zumlot said about the Palestinian National Consensus government (which includes the various factions) and their three point agenda

I don’t know, I guess that like Saul there’s too much of the quality of Chesed in my bones, so I tend to see with the heart – but too much Chesed is not good for even someone who is not King of Israel.

Here’s something to look forward to from May I Sit and Cry With You?” :

“When the Mashiach appears, Jews the world over will congregate in their shtiblach and in the sanctuaries of the great synagogues to break out the cases of 18 year old scotch to drink l’chayim. There will be dancing and rejoicing in the streets of Williamsburg and Lakewood, in Golders Green in London and in the diamond centers of Belgium.
But here in Eretz Yisrael weeping will be heard; for the battle to re-establish our presence in our holy land will have been won; so now the soldiers can cry.“ (Rabbi Nachman Kahana)

A sobering thought from last Sabbath’s Torah Portion : Deuteronomy 2.25

Breaking news

Kamtza and Bar Kamtza


My next update of this blog should be in a week’s time, on Monday, 11th August, 2014…

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Sweden again pioneer and leader in this aspect of human activity

August 1st, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

The term “Race” as an identifier, to be expunged from Sweden’s Law Books.
It’s not yet clear how the racists are going to react to this new idea.

The German race, the Aryan race, the White race, the Black race, the Yellow race, the Brown race, the Red race. Planetary aliens

We will all, now, only belong to the Human race:

The term “race” to be removed from Swedish legislation

In spite of this, racism will endure, for some time to come.

This is loony, but interesting : David Icke on race . For some time now this guy has been going on and on about what he calls reptilians . He insists that George W belongs to that race …

Silly question, not at all visionary: Is it possible that there will ever come a time when the word “tribe” will be eradicated from the legal or legislative vocabulary of Modern Africa?

Will the inhabitants of Heaven (or the other place) be grouped according to language , tribe and culture?

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Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt hath spoken

August 1st, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg


Inside Shuja’iya

Iron dome has now been successfully tested. Hezbollah and Iran too are of course curious, as to whether Iron Dome would be able to withstand a ceaseless bombardment by them. The possibility that Beirut or Tehran could be nuked? Not impossible. Taking out the bomb is not difficult, the difficulty would be in surviving in this world after using it just once on Muslims. So far for deterrence. There would then be a huge radioactive nuclear crater where the temple once used to be.

US is replenishing Israel’s stockpile of weapons

Before the Israeli invasion of Gaza, Gaza had some 50,000 well trained warriors. For reinforcements, IDF have called up a further 16,000 reservists. We don’t know how many Gaza warriors have been killed, since it looks like up to this point Israel seems to have been doing a better job at exterminating the innocent children, women and elders of Gaza’s civilian population. They of course hope and pray that no one will exterminate any of Israel’s innocent children, woman and elders of Zion…

The religious people say that God Almighty is watching the ongoing events very closely, keeping an eye on those who fulfil His commandments and the wilful criminals who simply do as they please and have no regard for Him.

The 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire that was brokered last night was terminated this morning, leading to 70 more Palestinians dead, two more Israeli soldiers dead and an Israeli soldier captured.

Many people of Sweden have spoken.

Jackie Jakubowski has spoken twice: on 23/7 about the hatred

and today too, that The assault and battery of Jews should not be accepted as “criticism of Israel ”

Carl Bildt, Sweden’s minister of foreign affairs has spoken in his debate article in Dagens Nyheter: Any solution to the Gaza crisis must assume that the blockade is ended.

He may be far from the theatre of action, but not far removed from reality; not unexpectedly the Social Democrats’ shadow Foreign Minister Urban Ahlin is very critical of Mr. Bildt: Ahlin believes that Bildt is too soft on Israel, that Bildt should have bombed Israel with criticism…

It’s quite clear that both of these Swedish gentlemen are simultaneously hustling the Muslim vote, the Palestinian votes in particular and therefore the competition between them as to who is going to criticise Israel the hardest. I’m sure that most Palestinians (male and female) have fallen in love with Mr.Bildt’s basic demands and are positively intoxicated with Mr. Ahlin’s harder line against Israel.

(Personally, if you ask me which of the two do I think is most anti-Semitic, I’d say that in this instance Ahlin is more anti-Semitic than Bildt. So I’m not going to vote for either of their parties…

In the meantime from the epicentre of the storm Israel’s veteran Prime Minister Netanyahu has assured his electorate that this time there will be no half measures and the IDF will only return home from Gaza when the last terror tunnel has been destroyed, and that ceasefire or no ceasefire, the destruction of the terror tunnels will continue until the job is completely done.

It’s said that “necessity is the mother of invention” – in the case of the Palestinians of Gaza, when there is an air, land and sea blockade of your country, then you have to build tunnels underground – under the sea if necessary – if you can – all the way to Australia.

Imagine you are a prisoner of war in an Auschwitz extermination camp – you would if you could build a tunnel from your cell – all the way to the nearest police station in Tel Aviv, if you could or the tunnel could exit in the nearest Third Reich Police Station or Gestapo military barracks or their control and command centre which is where you would like to blow up as many Nazis as possible – so help you God…

Here’s an example of the ingenuity of the tunnel builders: a booby trapped tunnel entrance inside a UNRWA health clinic near Khan Yunis

The UN condemns

Who, what is the UN? (Once a good question for Bobby Fischer)

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Day 24 is here

July 31st, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

Israeli writer Assaf Gavron guests DN’s idea & criticism with: Those of us who are fighting against the war, need your help (I should just like to note that Hamas does not seem to be against the war)

MK Ze’ev Elkin Urges Israel to Finish Operation ‘Decisively’ :”We must beat Hamas until it waves a white flag,’ MK Ze’ev Elkin declares.”

For me, the questions arising are :

1. Where is Hitler?

2. What if Hamas, having declared that they will fight “to the last drop of blood” their sense of honour does not permit them to wave anything else but the Hamas flag, will they then all be executed? My good friend Dr.Mustafa Barghouti the Non-violent one, is that not GENOCIDE?

3. Must Gaza’s civilians be also decimated just to get at Hamas – even though the good citizens of Gaza because of their collective mourning, mourn with Hamas losses; losses inflicted by their enemy Israel (and uncle tom Egypt) who together have encaged them, hemmed them in (collectively) by land, air and sea -they, wanting to be-disencaged, so that they can walk freely, fly, swim and not have to crawl through caves (the blood-stained ruins of Israeli bombardment) or have to crawl through tunnels or live like moles…

For Hamas, it’s an existential problem. Hamas is fighting for the survival of its own terrorist existence. They are determined to survive – it’s the survival instinct at work – a collective instinct which cries ( all together now) : ” Mother fuckers, lift the goddam siege!”

Big Blocks. Big cocks. Big clocks.

The EU says that demilitarisation is a sine qua non for a peace deal.(Military man El-Sisi must be whirling like a dervish in heaven or in Mecca, but there is no whirling to that melody in Hamastan, Turkey, or Qatar.

Morally, Brother Obama stands on more neutral grounds – he goes for the Middle Path – the more immediately possible, not the “What I do know is that beyond the bright skies and blissful days on earth is an unknown in the shadow of which humanity lives.”

Through the prime ministers office the IDF must report back to the people, that at great cost to human life (sacrifice) – Baruch Hashem – the goals of the mission have been accomplished and the success is being processed : to dream the impossible dream dreamt by the prophets, Change Has Come To The Middle East !

“The line
It is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past

The order is
Rapidly fadin’

And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changing.”

The truce (ceasefire) (Hudna) ( temporary suspension of hostilities will come into effect on the 10th of August in the Hebrew Calendar!

Swedish news

Dagens Nyheter

Svenska Dagbladet.

Radio Sweden

SVT Text


The Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs

United With Israel

Daily alert

News from Israel


Pamela Geller


Frontpage Magazine

Real Clear World

Information Clearing

World newspapers

C Span

Right now, to which side of the conflict would these Quranic words apply:

“…..your hearts were hardened and became as rocks, or worse than rocks, for hardness. For indeed there are rocks from out of which rivers gush, and indeed there are rocks which split asunder so that water floweth from them. And indeed there are rocks which fall down for the fear of Allah. Allah is not unaware of what ye do.”(Quran 2.74 )

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23 – three Israeli soldiers killed, twenty-seven wounded. “At least 92 Palestinians were killed today, including 20 at a UN-run school, in fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and the death toll sharply rose to 1,323 despite the Jewish nation agreeing to observe a four-hour humanitarian pause.”

Dayan ha emet.

Day 24 has begun. Same procedure as yesterday, but hopefully, prayerfully, today, no civilian casualties, no UN safe havens will take a direct hit, no UNRWA hideout will be levelled to the ground today, no tearful, fearful screaming mothers, innocent dead children, toothless old men being lowered into their graves within the next twenty four hours.

The title of yesterday’s DN editorial was War is not the answer (by an independent liberal). It could have been lifted from Marvin Gaye’s

What’s Going on:

“Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today “

The following sentence occurred in that independent liberal’s editorial:

“That the Gaza Strip is controlled by a terrorist organization does not mean that thousands of civilians should have to pay the price for it.”

Some strong voices equate civilian with innocent

And that’s what everybody (I mean every body that can still talk) is talking about.
Even if Reinfeldt, Bildt & Löfven are not experts on international law and the laws of war – they are also talking and are pretty definitive when it comes to informing the IDF that whether Gaza is the most densely populated strip in the world or not, whether the terrorists hide and fire their missiles and rockets from schools, synagogues, mosques, hospitals, UN safe havens or not, Israel has to abide by international law.

Of course they were less vociferous in making the same demands of Saddam or the Al-Assads, Islamic State, terrorist Hamas or Islamic Jihad and even Uncle Sam himself, when he is at war with Napalm, My Lai, and of late, their innumerable drone attacks that have consistently murdered innocent civilians, the unfortunate human “collateral damage” who happened to be unintended parts of their main targets, at the wrong place at the wrong time, through no fault of their own. Almost without exception before or after the fact, I’ve never heard our Higher Morality spelling it out to the war-mongers – it’s only Israel they say, that has to abide by International Law.

As I observed ruefully to Menachem yesterday evening, they always hold Israel to a much higher standard, because of Torah – “a light unto the nations” etc “the teachers of mankind “– as the Quran puts it.

They had all better take a good look at this challenge, a piece of writ which will make some of them see purple:

Israel Does Not Violate the Laws of War in Gaza

What’s this?

And a tiny worry that’s been bothering me for some time now: How is it possible that up till just the other day, the Shin Bet had no idea of the extent and reach of the Hamas terror tunnels?

Very creative terror tunnel engineering leading all the way up to your front door! (Just imagine one under you kitchen or leading to the cellar door : knock knock knock (Like the Porter’s scene in Macbeth) – Fred go and see who’s at the door! Surprise surprise: time to jump out of your skin….


It’s not a joking matter

Gaza’s tunnelbana system

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By Jimmie!

July 28th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

Freedom of thought: I thought of “keep hope alive” Jimmy Åkesson when I read the news that in this very hospitable gesture “France is offering asylum to Christians from Iraq” (Old Christians) Haitham .

But we don’t have to worry too much about my good friend Åkesson; no matter who wins the next election, it’s very unlikely that Jimmie Åkesson will be appointed Sweden’s next minister of immigration – the portfolio that Mr Åkesson would most dearly like to have.

Vive la France !

(to be continued…

Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Libya, South Sudan. I hesitate to add Egypt because I assume that many of the persecuted Egyptians who have refugee potential would experience difficulties with EU immigration authorities, if when asked, “What’s the problem – he or she answers, “The problem is that I am a sympathiser of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood” – thus raising suspicions among the immigration authorities/ security service – that he or she is a potential terrorist.


Hamas Spokesman: Israel Has Reached Only A Fraction Of The Tunnels

Gaza. Hamastan. More refugees: Some of the anti-Semites just hate his guts – would love to crucify him: Israel must prepare for a protracted Gaza campaign“, says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued the following statement this evening at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv.

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