Here’s some exclusive footage of today’s protest outside the UN against Iran’s Holocaust denying President Ahmadinejad where our Foreign Minister spoke out. As you can see, thousands of Americans descended on the UN to voice their distaste for this hatemonger. In case you didn’t know, not only does he deny the Holocaust ever happened, and wishfully expresses the destruction of the entire Jewish State, but has overseen one of the most severe crack downs on civil liberties in Iran’s modern history.


Palestinian Islamic Jihad Website and a spokesman claimed the volleys of Qassam rocket fire at Sderot were launched to mark the beginning of the school year. They bragged that they had disrupted the studies of Israeli school children and the daily lives of Israeli civilians.

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The talk backs to this post on MSNBC say everything needed to be said. However, we’d like to add just a few quick thoughts.

Really, how are we ever going to have peace when after we completely leave territory once used to attack us and have the international community, i.e. the UN, certify our departure, and we’re still attacked, threatened, and bombed?

And now, the violent apocalyptic terror organization doing all of this, creates a nifty video game so the next impressionable generation will continue this hate filled campaign of violence.


Hezbollah game celebrates war vs. Israel

Categories: Beirut, Lebanon
By Richard Engel, Middle East bureau chief

It was a launch party that would have made Microsoft proud, if Microsoft were an anti-Israeli militant group.

Hezbollah held on Thursday what was basically a giant garden party to announce the release of its latest video game, “Special Force II,” in which players destroy Israeli tanks, shoot down helicopters and destroy warships; killing Israeli soldiers earns bonus points.

VIDEO: Hezbollah launches video game
Under a giant marquee in Beirutג€™s dusty southern suburbs, Hezbollah displayed captured Israeli helmets, rifles and ammunition in glass trophy cases. The turret of an Israeli tank and jeep Hezbollah captured during its 34-day war with Israel last summer were set on mounds like garden statues, artistically lit by red and green spotlights. Families took pictures of the Israeli weapons as their children paid $10 for a copy of Special Force II, designed by Hezbollahג€™s “Internet Division.”

Victory party
All week, Hezbollah has been holding victory celebrations to coincide with the end of the conflict in August 2006, which Hezbollah considers a major victory. Itג€™s a war Hezbollah says is not over.

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So we do not confuse analogies with evidence, which can lead to disastrous and dangerous policies, we should take a moment and digest this very insightful article.


Analysis: Why the N. Ireland comparison doesn’t fit

By: Herb Keinon

On the day that the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee called for a reassessment of Britain’s Mideast policy, including dialogue with Hamas and Hizbullah, the Labor Party chairman of the committee, Mike Gapes, once again drew comparisons between the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the troubles in Northern Ireland.

Saying that the lessons of Northern Ireland, where the Irish Republican Army moved away from terrorism and into political dialogue with Britain, should be applied to the Middle East, Gapes said: “I think from experience in Northern Ireland, you know that sometimes you have to engage with people in a diplomatic way, sometimes quietly.”

Ah, would that it were so. Would that Hamas would have proven itself to be a latter-day IRA. Indeed, were that true, Hamas would be willing to renounce violence and decommission its arms, as the IRA did.

The difference between the two situations is enormous.

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We’d only like to add that it’s about time…

And for all you fluent in Farsi here’s a link to the website just launched today.

From YNET:

Foreign Ministry to launch website for readers in Iran

Ministry to launch Persian-language version website for Iranian Internet surfers to counterbalance Iranian regime’s anti-Semitic, anti-Israel propaganda

Itamar Eichner Published: 07.31.06, 18:05 / Israel News

The Foreign Ministry will soon launch a Persian-language version of its website, which will give Iranian Internet surfers direct access to the official position of the State of Israel.

The site’s editor-in-chief will be Menache Amir, an advisor on Iranian affairs who managed Israel Radio broadcasts in Persian for years.

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With the world once again focused on the process of Arab- Israeli reconciliation and hopefully, one day, peace, we’d like to take a moment to recommend a recently published contextual piece in HAARETZ (see below). Written by David Govrin, director of the Islam department at the diplomatic planning division of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the article offers a birds eye view of the current round of talks, declarations, and rapprochements within the framework of the entire region in the hopes of giving the expert and novice alike a comprehensive perspective in which to follow along. Perhaps all the ducks are beginning to line-up in what could be an opportunistic row and we may be on the verge of a new Arab-Israeli relationship. Let us hope that this is indeed the case.

From Haaretz:

Between Tehran and Jerusalem

By David Govrin

The visit to Israel last week by the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan, coming as official representatives of the Arab League, was a historic event. The visit, which was the first time that such a delegation had met with members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, was aimed at advancing the Arab peace initiative and creating momentum that would enable the sides to move toward implementation of the vision of two states, Israeli and Palestinian, living side by side in peace.

What began as the Saudi initiative, when it was first published in 2001 and adopted by all of the members of the Arab League, is the first peace proposal in the history of the Israeli-Arab conflict to have been proposed by the Arab League countries. Until recently, it did not seem to be on its way to implementation, in part because Israel did not see in it a proper a basis for negotiations. Now though, it may be on track, after the Arab collective created for the first time, at the Riyadh summit in March, a mechanism for dialogue with Israel in the context of the initiative. The two foreign ministers visited Israel against the background of a new geo-strategic reality, which is characterized by increasing Iranian involvement in the region.

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We here at Politik feel that it is important to remind our readers of the ideaology of Hamas as it is written and articulated by them. At a time when people are increasingly contemplating the embrace of the most radical and extremist elements of fundamental Islam if only to produce short term positive political results, we should take pause and remind ourselves of these groups true intentions.

As written by Hamas in 1988 and still their standing covenant (we took the time to highlight some of the most glaring examples of hate):

The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement
18 August 1988
In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah

“Ye are the best nation that hath been raised up unto mankind: ye command that which is just, and ye forbid that which is unjust, and ye believe in Allah. And if they who have received the scriptures had believed, it had surely been the better for them: there are believers among them, but the greater part of them are transgressors. They shall not hurt you, unless with a slight hurt; and if they fight against you, they shall turn their backs to you, and they shall not be helped. They are smitten with vileness wheresoever they are found; unless they obtain security by entering into a treaty with Allah, and a treaty with men; and they draw on themselves indignation from Allah, and they are afflicted with poverty. This they suffer, because they disbelieved the signs of Allah, and slew the prophets unjustly; this, because they were rebellious, and transgressed.” (Al-Imran – verses 109-111).

Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).

“The Islamic world is on fire. Each of us should pour some water, no matter how little, to extinguish whatever one can without waiting for the others.” (Sheikh Amjad al-Zahawi, of blessed memory).

In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah

Praise be unto Allah, to whom we resort for help, and whose forgiveness, guidance and support we seek; Allah bless the Prophet and grant him salvation, his companions and supporters, and to those who carried out his message and adopted his laws – everlasting prayers and salvation as long as the earth and heaven will last. Hereafter:

O People:
Out of the midst of troubles and the sea of suffering, out of the palpitations of faithful hearts and cleansed arms; out of the sense of duty, and in response to Allah’s command, the call has gone out rallying people together and making them follow the ways of Allah, leading them to have determined will in order to fulfill their role in life, to overcome all obstacles, and surmount the difficulties on the way. Constant preparation has continued and so has the readiness to sacrifice life and all that is precious for the sake of Allah.

Thus it was that the nucleus (of the movement) was formed and started to pave its way through the tempestuous sea of hopes and expectations, of wishes and yearnings, of troubles and obstacles, of pain and challenges, both inside and outside.

When the idea was ripe, the seed grew and the plant struck root in the soil of reality, away from passing emotions, and hateful haste. The Islamic Resistance Movement emerged to carry out its role through striving for the sake of its Creator, its arms intertwined with those of all the fighters for the liberation of Palestine. The spirits of its fighters meet with the spirits of all the fighters who have sacrificed their lives on the soil of Palestine, ever since it was conquered by the companions of the Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, and until this day.

This Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS), clarifies its picture, reveals its identity, outlines its stand, explains its aims, speaks about its hopes, and calls for its support, adoption and joining its ranks. Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious. It needs all sincere efforts. It is a step that inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah’s victory is realised.

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Wow, this is a long one, but we think essential reading regarding our Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni.

From the NYT:

July 8, 2007
Her Jewish State
Soon after our first meeting in her Spartan office in Jerusalem, Tzipi Livni, the Israeli foreign minister, called me. Something was on her mind. A lawyer by training, she does not like to leave loose ends. I had asked her if the four years she spent in Mossad, the intelligence service, made her a disciplined person. Livni had seemed taken aback by the question, which interrupted the cascade of her pronouncements on Israel and its Palestinian nemesis. After a long hesitation, she said: “I don’t like this phrase, a disciplined person. I don’t know. I don’t know.”

Now, an hour later, she wanted to set the record straight. “I was thinking about this idea of me as a disciplined person,” she began. I perched myself on a stone wall near the King David Hotel and listened through a blustery desert wind. “There are other parts of me that are different. I prefer jeans to a suit, sneakers to high heels, markets to malls. You’ve just returned from Paris: I prefer the Quartier Latin to the Champs Elysées. In general, I don’t like formality at all. It is just part of what I do. You know, when I was young, I went to the Sinai and worked as a waitress.”

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