Seven-time Grammy award winner Alanis Morissette is going forward with her concert in Israel and is defying the Muslim boycott and death threats. She is scheduled to give a concert in Tel Aviv on Monday, December 3, for the first time since she performed in Israel in 2000. Morissette will not back down to the pressure bullying and threats. As stated at Legal Insurrection, it appears to be “courage week” in Canada as last week Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird provided strong support for Israel in the UN and unlike Stevie Wonder, Morissette went forward with her concert.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, however, is urging her to cancel at the last minute, due to the recent Gaza conflict and ongoing political situation.
“We would find it especially disturbing should you choose to play in Israel given its recent onslaught on Gaza,” the campaign group said in an open message to the vocal artist. “Palestinian civil society groups are calling on artists to shun Tel Aviv in the same way that South African activists called on artists to boycott Sun City.”
“We hope that you will not be persuaded by the argument that music builds bridges and can bring smiles to people’s faces, thus hopefully spreading a message of peace,” they added. “Any message of peace you hope to bring will be drowned by Israel’s well-oiled publicity that will use you to rebrand itself as a normal state that promotes music and culture.”
- You would wonder who cares what she tweets, but she has over 16k followers, more than Fox News viewers!
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The Fighting Escalates Between Israel and Hamas … Iron Dome Intercepts Iranian made Missiles Aimed at Tel Aviv
Do not ever forget that a country has a right to defend itself … If the rockets are continues to be shot at Israel, this is going to turn into a ground offensive.
Further damage and death to Israel has been adverted thanks to the success of the Iron Dome missile defense system. As reported at the Jerusalem Post, Iron Dome intercepted two Iranian-made Fajr-5 missiles aimed at Tel Aviv on Saturday. The missiles marked the third attack on the heavily populated central city in as many days. It should not be lost in this story that Hamas is firing missiles into populated cities without care and the missiles are made in Iran. If this continues, an Israel ground war is not far off.
The Iron Dome intercepted two Iranian-made Fajr-5 missiles aimed at Tel Aviv on Saturday. The missiles marked the third attack on the heavily populated central city in as many days, after Palestinian terrorists from Gaza fired four missiles toward the financial capital on Thursday and Friday, prompting red alert air raid sirens to sound in the city.
The Defense Ministry deployed an upgraded Iron Dome battery in the Gush Dan area in the center of Israel on Saturday morning, after rushing its production in light of escalation. The battery is the fifth Iron Dome system operational in Israel.
Islamic Jihad leader Khalid Batsh said on Saturday that the launch of rockets at Tel Aviv from Gaza show “the rules of the game have changed in the region,” Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.
Brian in a Blue State
During tonight’s Presidential Debate in Boca Raton, FL, Mitt Romney was asked by moderator Bob Schieffer, would either of you be willing to declare that an attack on Israel is an attack on the United States? Romney’s response was … “When I’m President of the United States, we will stand with Israel”
ROMNEY: Well, first of all, I want to underscore the same point the president mad,e which is that if I’m President of the United States, when I’m President of the United States, we will stand with Israel.
And if Israel is attacked, we have their back, not just diplomatically, not just culturally, but militarily. That’s number one.
Number two, with regards to Iran and the threat of Iran, there’s no question but that a nuclear Iran, a nuclear-capable Iran is unacceptable to America. It presents a threat not only to our friends but ultimately a threat to us to have Iran have nuclear material, nuclear weapons that could be used against us or used to be threatening to us.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us that Obama’s comments tonight rang a little hollow when it came to Israel. Obama also said he was with Israel; however, when he had his chance to put up or shut up, Obama failed. How soon Obama forgets that he invited Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi to meet with him in New York at the UN, but he blew off Israeli PM Netanyahu.
Another power moment for Romney during the debate was when he KO’d the president with Obama’s apology tour.
Number two, Mr. President, the reason I call it an apology tour is because you went to the Middle East and you flew to Egypt and to Saudi Arabia and to Turkey and Iraq. And by the way, you skipped Israel, our closest friend in the region, but you went to the other nations.
And by the way, they noticed that you skipped Israel. And then in those nations, and on Arabic TV, you said that America had been dismissive and derisive. You said that on occasion America had dictated to other nations.
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MISLEADER: Obama Senior Adviser Robert Gibbs Struggles To Explain Why Obama Finds Time to be on ‘The View’ & Whoopi Goldberg But Not World With World Leaders
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA – MISLEADER …
Talk about a total disgrace on the part of Barack Obama. He makes time to be on ‘The View’ but not to meet with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu as the Middle East burns and tensions mount with as Iran is about to become nuclear. Barack Obama
fiddles goes on The View as the Middle East burns.
On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Barack Obama senior consultant struggled to answer the question as to how President Obama found time to meet with Whoopi Goldberg and the ladies of ‘The View” but some how could not manage a face to face meeting with world leaders, like Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Transcript from NewsBusters.com:
CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: I want to go back to the UN though and New York this week. You say that he’s got schedules, that foreign leaders have schedules. But the President has blocked out time to appear on The View on Tuesday. So, he has time for Whoopi Goldberg but he doesn’t have time for world leaders?
ROBERT GIBBS, OBAMA SENIOR CAMPAIGN ADVISER: No, Chris. Look, the President is going to be actively involved at the UN General Assembly.
WALLACE: He’s not meeting with any private leaders. He’s giving a speech.
GIBBS: Chris, they have telephones in the White House. Last week, he talked to the President of Egypt. He talked to the leader in Libya. We don’t need a meeting in Washington just to confer with leaders. We’ve got a strong…
WALLACE: But he does need the time to be on The View?
GIBBS: We have a strong diplomatic – I’m sure if he was doing an interview with you on Fox News, you’d have no problem with that.
WALLACE: Well, he hasn’t, but that’s not the point.
GIBBS: I’m sure that’s not the point. No, look Chris, he’s got a strong schedule. He’s actively involved.
WALLACE: You don’t have a problem with the fact that he’s not meeting with any world leaders, but he’s going to appear on The View?
GIBBS: I have no problem with that, because, Chris, you’re the President of the United States every minute of every day.
Priorities … Meet with a Pirate Good, the hell with the PM of Israel
Barack Hussein Obama is not a serious President. He is more concerned with being and campaigning for president than he is actually doing the job as the president. Obama would rather joke around with the likes of David Letterman, hand with the Hollywood elite, fund raise and of course golf. When will America wake up and realize that Obama is not serious and is either overwhelmed by the job, or actually wants war to break out?
Sorry, but this should be considered criminal, how about impeachable? At what point is Barack Obama going to be and do the work of the President of the United States, rather than just campaigning for the position? Obama, the “Campaigner in Chief’ has time for David Letterman, The View, ‘Talk like a pirate Day’, the Woman’s USA Olympic basketball team, Beyonce & Jay-Z but not the leader of our greatest ally in the Middle East as Iran goes nuclear. This is nothing more than dereliction of duty on the part of Obama. Honestly, I can understand how individuals voted for Obama in 2008 as they bought his BS of Hope and Change and were fooled by the political rhetoric of an “outsider” candidate. However, for those who vote for Obama in 2012 knowing what this President has done for four years, his failed economic polices and his lack of leadership are either woefully ignorant, are total leaches on society or just have a disdain for their country.
If a Republican President was every doing the same as Obama, the corrupt liberal media complex would be ripping him to shreds.
UPDATE I: However, Gibbs was not done on the FOX News Sunday shredding his brand of Democrat Obama manure as reported by CNN. Gibbs actually said with a strait face that Romney ha the advantage over Obama in the debates because he had previously participated in many debates in the GOP primary. The Political Wire has called it the quote of the day. Please, spare us the BS. Obama is a master campaigner and BS’er. Also, how can any one be considered a favorite when they will have the liberal corrupt MSM complex moderator against them?
A senior Obama campaign adviser said Mitt Romney has a leg up on President Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential debates.
“Mitt Romney I think has an advantage, because he’s been through 20 of these debates in the primaries over the last year,” Gibbs said Sunday on Fox News.
What is wrong with the liberal MSM, these people have serious, serious issues.
This is how the LEFT talks about the leader of the United States greatest ally in the Middle East. During this mornings“Morning Joe” host Mike Barnicle asked Joe Klein the preposterous question, who is more dangerous, the supreme leader if Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. What kind of an idiot would even pose this question?
From the Washington Free Beacon:
MIKE BARNICLE: Who is the more dangerous player on the world stage right now, the supreme leader in Tehran or Bibi netanyahu?
(UNCLEAR): Don’t answer that.
JOE KLEIN: It’s not netanyahu. the supreme leader is a fascist. and he right now is causing great pain to his people in a way that Bibi Netanyahu never would.
DONNY DEUTSCH: I understand the point of your question, but that was a silly question.
(UNCLEAR): That was a clown question, bro.
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: One point we know with Netanyahu, as Joe can tell you, anybody’s who’s who’s been in the room with Netanyahu, you don’t have to be with him long to know that there’s only one way, only one way, to get along with him and that is to agree with every single word he says, which Mitt Romney apparently does.
Jay Carney, The Press Secretary of Barack Obama the Most Knowledgeable Jewish President Ever Unable to Identify Capital of Israel … Other Difficult Questions Like White House Leaks
This is startling …
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney refused to answer the press corps question regarding what the Obama Administration considered the capital of Israel, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem? Stunning, simply stunning that Carney could not provide an answer other than out position has not changed. When confronted with what the position was, he responded, you know what our position is. Some angered members of the press shouted back, if we knew, we wouldn’t be asking the question. The back and forth diatribe between Carney and the press can be seen HERE.
Carney would not say whether President Obama believe it’s Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. For nearly a minute, in response to repeated questioning, Carney only says that “our position hasn’t changed” and that he hasn’t gotten that question in a while.
How is it that the press secretary of the most knowledgeable President of Judaism not know the capital of Israel? More to the point, why is is he unwilling to say it? What would one expect from the Obama Administration that has been so cold to Israel?
As Powerline stated, the capital question of Israel may not have been his most difficult of the day. He twisted and turned trying to answer with a non-answer.
House was involved in the torrent of leaks of classified information obviously emanating in part from high administration officials.
Punked Muslim Style … Why Shows like “Punk’d” Not Such a Good Idea in the Arab World, Egyptian Actor Beats Female Host on Live TV
I am guessing that the TV show Candid Camera would have got Allen Funt killed had it been filmed in the Arab world.
WOW, talk about your unreal Reality TV … The following is an example of why shows like ‘Punked’ are probably not the best idea in the Arab world. An Egyptian actor loses his mind in a prank gone horribly wrong, then beats a female host live on TV not realizing he is being “punked”. Good grief, it is a good thing the guy did not shot some one or cut someone’s head off. This is a must see.
Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
As reported at The Times of Israel, not such a good idea to punk and Egyptian with an Israel story line. I am not sure if the folks on the show understand the point of a punked show. Its not to espouse hate and nearly get some one killed. Who would have thought this would have gone horribly wrong? What’s next, Punk’d … Al Qaeda?
Two Egyptian actors, “pranked” by an Egyptian TV station over the weekend into thinking that they were being interviewed by Israeli TV, responded furiously onscreen. Both of them attacked a man they thought was the show’s Israeli producer, and one of them, Ayman Kandeel, smashed up the studio and slapped the female host he thought was Israeli so hard that she crumpled to the floor.
Kandeel also appeared to reach for a gun at one point, having earlier said he had one. But he didn’t pull one out, and later said he didn’t have a gun with him.
A third pranked guest, an actress, called all Israelis liars and denounced them for “whining about the Holocaust and its lousy figures.”
Shameful: International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge Refuses to Allow 1 Minute of Silence for Israeli Victims of the 1972 Munich Terrorist Massacre at Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics; However, NBC’s Bob Costas Will
SHAMEFUL, DISRESPECTFUL AND GUTLESS ACT BY THE IOC …
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge reiterates that he refuses to allow a one minute moment of silence during the Opening Ceremonies of the London Summer Olympics for the Israeli victims who were killed by terrorists during the 1972 Olympics Munich massacre. Simply SHAMEFUL. On the 40th anniversary of the tragedy that saw 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian terrorists, Rogge stated that it’s not “an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic incident.” Really, or is it discrimination?
Like it or not Jacques, this is a lasting image of the Olympics
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge won’t budge: There will be no minute’s silence for the Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich massacre at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
Rogge rejected the latest calls Saturday for a special observance to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian gunmen at the Munich Games.
“We feel that the opening ceremony is an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic incident,” Rogge said.
The IOC has come under pressure from politicians in the United States, Israel and Germany to pay tribute to the slain Israelis during Friday’s ceremony.
The Late Great ABC’s Jim McKay … “they are all gone”
Could you be any more DISRESPECTFUL, not the right atmosphere? It is exactly the right atmosphere as a reminder of what happened 40 years ago. Instead the IOC would rather keep their collective heads in the sand and pretend like it never happened. It is exactly the correct moment to put it on the world stage for all to see and to condemn violence, murder and terrorism. But no, instead Rogge comes up with excuses to have it remembered in other less public ways. Can you say GUTLESS! What’s the matter Jacques, are you afraid you might upset radical Islam? Or are you afraid you might upset and antagonize Muslim countries participating in the games? And if such countries would be upset over a one minute remembrance of the slaughter of athletes and coaches who were just participating in the Olympic games, what does that tell us about so-called mainstream Islam?
The IOC’s logic to all of this is if a murderous, terrorist act occurs in the woods and no one is there to see the remembrance, did it really happen? However, it would seem that all are not going to keep their heads in the sand and pretend like it never happened. NBC’s Bob Costas intends to remember the slain Israeli’s during the Opening Ceremonies and call out the IOC.
ABC News 1972 Munich massacre coverage
“I intend to note that the IOC denied the request,” Costas said. “Many people find that denial more than puzzling but insensitive. Here’s a minute of silence right now.”
Costas appears to be joining the efforts of Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Ankie Spitzer, whose husband was among the Munich victims. Ayalon said the IOC refusal of his request to commemorate the victims was “unacceptable.” Spitzer, meanwhile, has been petitioning to have a moment of silence during the Opening Ceremony, to no avail.
“The IOC’s refusal is pure discrimination,” she said.
A note to the IOC, like it or not but the 1972 Olympic massacre of Israeli’s is part of your past. If you want to embrace the good of the brilliance and skill of Russian gymnast Olga Korbut (video) from the 1972 Olympics, you also have to deal with the bad. To simply ignore it does not trivialize those that were killed, it trivializes you. By pretending terrorism did not take place during the Olympics does not make it goo away, it shows your weakness and acceptance. If you pretend that it never happened, you open yourself up to it occurring again.
The moment of silence should have been done and the victims names should have been named, no different than what they do in the United States for the victims of 9-11. Since the IOC does not have the respects or guts to do so, we shall.
- Moshe Weinberg (wrestling coach)
- Yossef Romano (weightlifter)
- Ze’ev Friedman (weightlifter)
- David Berger (weightlifter)
- Yakov Springer (weightlifting judge)
- Eliezer Halfin (wrestler)
- Yossef Gutfreund (wrestling referee)
- Kehat Shorr (shooting coach)
- Mark Slavin (wrestler)
- Andre Spitzer (fencing coach)
- Amitzur Shapira (track coach)
UPDATE I: Interestingly enough, the Olympic committee in charge of the London event has formed a special team to prepare for the contingency for the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran during the 2012 Summer Games.
Barack Obama … Stressed He Probably Knows About Judaism More than Any Other President … Sure He Does
If Obama’s lips are moving, the BS is a flowing … “some of my best friends are Jews”, huh?
From Barack Obama, the Narcissist in Chief … First Barack Obama told us he was an outsider the beltway type that would bring ‘hope & change’ to Washington DC and ‘inside the beltway’ politics. Then he claimed he would reach across the aisle and be the most transparent president in history. Then America was fed a bill of good and told that the $787 billion Obama stimulus plan would keep unemployment under 8%. Only to be followed by the statement that we would learn to like Obamacare after we learned more about it after it was forced down America’s throat against the will of the people. To recently being told by Obama that he was fiscally conservative on spending.
In the immortal and profound words of US Rep Joe Wilson (SC-R) … YOU LIE!!!
Get ready folks, Barack Hussein Obama is at it again. This time, as reported at The Weekly Standard, President Obama
said pandered to about 20 Conservative Jewish community leaders, ‘Obama … stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it’.
In the meeting, Obama reportedly boasted about his knowledge of Judaism, telling the leaders that he thinks he knows more “about Judaism” than all past presidents. He said he gained this knowledge of Judaism from reading.
“Obama … stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it,” Haaretz reports. “[He] wondered how come no one asks Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner or Senate minority leader Mitch McConnel [sic] about their support to Israel.”
Similarly, he said to the group, “I [am] not going to tell you again how I even feel about Israel, but why [are] we still talking about it?”
He then suggested that he should not be questioned about his commitment to the Jewish state because “all his friends in Chicago were Jewish – and at the beginning of his political career he was accused of being a puppet of the Israel lobby,” Haaretz reports.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us that Obama’s wealth of knowledge of Jews most likely came from his 20 years of sitting in the pews listening to his mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Some more musings from the Joshua Pundit regarding Barack Hussein Obama’s astute knowledge of Jews, more so than any other American President. Wow, this guy is just the bestest.
I wonder why that could be? Maybe because he threatened to cut off all aid to Israel at one point? Or because he made blatantly anti-Israel appointments to his cabinet and to his advisers? Perhaps because this president and his secretary of state blatantly lied about agreements Israel made with the Bush Administration as a part of Israel’s acceptance of the Road Map? Or maybe it was the president’s funding of the openly genocidal Hamas, or his issuing a statement that the Palestinians need not recognize Israel as a Jewish State or his continued funding of the Palestinian Authority in spite of their continued support and incitement for terrorism against Israeli civilians?