The playing fields of Westminster: Parliament votes to ‘recognize Palestine’

Peace in our time.

Banality of pandering: the House of Commons, 13 Oct 2014. (BBC image)
Banality of pandering: the House of Commons, 13 Oct 2014. (BBC image)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding. Enjoy!

Obama’s campaign against Israel: More than blocking a weapons shipment

Head games.

 

Soulmates. (Image: Reuters, Jason Reed via Guardian)
Soulmates. (Image: Reuters, Jason Reed via Guardian)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Themage*: 60 Minutes, Media Matters, and media narrative-building on Christians and Israel

Themes, lies, and Christian Zionism.

Do you think it’s a Christian posture to condemn Israel for the security wall erected to keep terrorists from the West Bank out?  Do you think evangelical Christians are suddenly rethinking their support for Israel because they’ve finally gone on guided tours provided by Palestinian Arabs rather than Israelis?  Do you think American evangelicals are, in general, turning away from the political right and toward the left, as regards Israel and other issues?

The left-wing media want you to – and it appears some of the reporters and opinion-writers for the mainstream media do too.  An example that seems to have crossed a new line was Continue reading “Themage*: 60 Minutes, Media Matters, and media narrative-building on Christians and Israel”

Biggest anti-Israel conference evah? Americans there; UN, Europe in official attendance; *UPDATE*

Braying for a piece of Jerusalem.

An “International Conference on Jerusalem” is being held 26-27 February in Doha, Qatar.  The conference was scheduled by the Arab League during its meeting in Sirte, Libya in 2010.  Its purpose is to combat the “Judaization of Jerusalem.”  In the words of the Global Muslim Brotherhood Report, which tracks Muslim Brotherhood activities, this month’s conference “represents an unprecedented coalition arrayed against Israel.”

This isn’t hyperbole.  The conference is unusually well advertised in English, being referred to in the media regularly as a “conference on Jerusalem,” rather than sparsely as a “conference on al-Quds,” the Arabic (and larger Islamic) term for Jerusalem.  Yousef al-Qaradawi, “spiritual leader” of the Muslim Brotherhood, has held a number of conferences on Jerusalem in the last decade, hosting them around the Arab world and flying largely under the radar in terms of his media posture with the West.  Researchers on the earlier Qaradawi conferences were more likely to find them under “al-Quds” than under “Jerusalem.”  But the February 2012 conference is simply billed Continue reading “Biggest anti-Israel conference evah? Americans there; UN, Europe in official attendance; *UPDATE*”

Rutgers Alumni and New Jersey Taxpayers Alert

Interim solution.

You folks know who you are.  Your school is the one whose students booed, taunted, and shouted expletives at the Navy team during their football game in 2007.  A nice sampling of the festivities:

Navy was booed and peppered with “You suck!” chants when they stepped on the field for both halves. Toward the end of the second half, Rutgers students in the new bleacher section began to serenade the adjacent section of Navy fans and uniformed Midshipmen.

”F— you, Navy. F—you, Navy. F— you, Navy.”

Now, I know this wasn’t your fault, alums.  But if you’re giving to an alumni fund or paying taxes in New Jersey, consider the latest developments in the realm of “equal application of the rules” at Rutgers. Continue reading “Rutgers Alumni and New Jersey Taxpayers Alert”