On Fayyad’s plan to build a Palestinian state in two years

Op-Ed: De-facto deliberations | Op-Ed Contributors | Jerusalem Post

one of the most important and intriguing, though lesser known provisions of the Interim Agreement lies – probably deliberately – hidden deep in the seventh subparagraph of the Final Clauses (Article XXXI).

According to this provision, “Neither side shall initiate or take any step that will change the status of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip pending the outcome of the permanent-status negotiations.”

Clearly this vital provision places a reciprocal and parallel obligation on each of the parties – the PLO and Israel – not to unilaterally alter the status of the territories until such change is mutually agreed upon. The intention of the parties during the negotiations was clear – the Palestinian side will not declare a unilateral state, and the Israelis will not declare annexation.

IT WOULD be interesting to inquire whether the advisers of Prime Minister Fayad brought this very basic provision to his attention prior to the publication of his plan.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad had already rejected Fayyad’s plan to build a Palestinian state in two years.

In an effort to curtail unauthorized gun ownership, Fayad and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas have declared their intention to take legal action against armed gangs. “There is no doubt that we have the right to resist, but we must do this in an organized fashion and we must do away with the chaos,” Fayad explained.

However, Fayad aides said that the prime minister intends to deal with the issue of armed gangs through dialogue and not by engaging in a violent confrontation with them.

So, more or less, everything remains the same, doesn’t it?

Opinion: Caroline Glick on Gaza, West Bank leaders and Obama

…over the past week in Bethlehem Fatah’s leaders said they will not be appeased. To the international community whose billions of dollars in aid money and boundless good will and political support they have pocketed over the past decade and a half they sent a clear message. They remain an implacable terror group devoted to the physical annihilation of Israel.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration is already making clear that it is incapable of accepting this basic truth. As Abbas and his cronies were exposing their true nature in Bethlehem, Obama’s counterterrorism advisor John Brennan was giving a speech in Washington where he demonstrated the administration’s ideological inflexibility.

Speaking before the Center for Strategic and International Studies last Thursday, Brennan declared that appeasing terrorists and terror supporting regimes and societies by bowing to their political demands is the central plank of the administration’s counterterror strategy. As he put it, “Even as we condemn and oppose the illegitimate tactics used by terrorists, we need to acknowledge and address the legitimate needs and grievances of ordinary people those terrorists claim to represent.”

(…) Like Hamas — which Brennan in the past has expressed support for recognizing — Hizbullah entered Lebanese politics with the intention of taking over the country. It wishes to control Lebanon both to protect its military forces, and to advance its jihadist aim of spreading the Iranian revolution and destroying Israel.

Like Hamas, Hizbullah’s political empowerment has not moderated it. It has strengthened its military arm and made it politically impossible for its domestic rivals to oppose its war against Israel, its ties to Iran and Syria and its independent military force.

Unfortunately, as Brennan made clear last Thursday, the Obama administration is intellectually wed to the notion that terrorists like Hassan Nasrallah, and terror supporting regimes like Bashar Assad’s Syria and his overlords in Iran just want to be accepted by the West. They cannot accept any evidence to the contrary. This week the Obama administration dispatched senior military officials to Damascus for yet another round of friendly talks with the Iranian satellite. According to media citations of Pentagon and State Department officials, the administration is looking to cut a deal where in exchange for Syrian agreement to curtail its support for jihadists in Iraq, the US will put pressure on Israel to surrender the Golan Heights to Syria.

As for Iran, the administration has officially given the mullahs until next month to decide whether they are interested in negotiating a deal with the US regarding their nuclear program. Although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her colleagues in the administration are beginning to acknowledge that Iran will not meet their deadline, the administration has no Plan B. The White House continues to oppose placing additional sanctions on Iran.

State Department officials said this week that they fear that additional sanctions — including widely supported Congressional bills that would limit refined petroleum imports to Iran — would cause the Iranian public to rally around the regime. The fact that the Iranian public is in large part now begging Western countries to reject the legitimacy of the regime has made no impact on the Obama administration. Indeed, top US officials are unanimous in their willingness to accept Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the legitimate president of Iran.

Appeasement remains the only option the administration is willing to consider. The Obama administration’s unswerving efforts to accommodate terrorists and terror supporting regimes wherever they are to be found demonstrates that for the administration, appeasement is not a tactic for achieving US policy aims. Appeasing terrorists and regimes that support them is the aim of US policy.

link: Caroline B. Glick: Gazan and West Bank ‘leaders’ come clean, but Obama is still playing deaf thanks to a facebook’s note I was tagged in.

Makes you think, doesn’t it?

Al-Qaeda: Al-Zawahiri calls for the destruction of Israel

He accused Obama of “supporting a Palestinian State that would do the bidding of the Israelis”. He added:

Israel is a crime that needs to be wiped out,” said al-Zawahiri, who likened the policies of the current U.S. president to those of his predecessor, George W. Bush. “The promises of the two states and ending the settlements were made by Bush, so what’s new? This is the continuation of the same Zionist crusader crime against Muslims since the end of World War II.”

Read the Islamic genocide Plan. No changes really.

AQ has also given Obama Conditions for Truce: “The minimum the mujahideen would accept (includes) … the exit of infidel troops from all of the land of Islam and an end to stealing Muslims’ wealth under the threat of military power.” Wow, how generous…

By the way, that part about stealing Muslim wealth “under the threat of military power”, can’t be really considered as what they do under the name of “Islamic jizya“?

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Switzerland: Israel protests Hamas’ meeting*

Tx to the tip to: Suiza, alguna vez refugio del nazismo, amparada en su supuesta neutralidad, ahora cómplices del terrorismo de Hamás

Mahmoud al-Zahar, a top Hamas leader, has visited Switzerland, much to Israeli anger. – swissinfo

Swiss FlagForeign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey has confirmed controversial talks took place with a top leader of the Palestinian Islamic movement, Hamas.It comes after Israel strongly criticised a reported meeting in Geneva two weeks ago between diplomats and Mahmoud al-Zahar, a co-founder of Hamas and leader in the Gaza Strip.

“Hamas is an important political actor and must not be left out in discussions over a solution to the Middle East conflict,” Calmy-Rey told public radio on Wednesday.

She said Switzerland, unlike the European Union, did not consider Hamas a “terrorist organisation”, but condemned any terrorist activities.

Calmy-Rey gave no details of the meetings, but the Israeli ambassador to Switzerland has been invited to the foreign ministry on Thursday.

The Israeli embassy demanded an explanation as to why Switzerland gave the Palestinian delegation, apparently on a tour of several European countries, an entry visa.

“By officially receiving a Hamas delegation, Switzerland is not in line with those who advocate moderation,” an embassy statement said.

EJP | News | Western Europe | Israel slams Switzerland over Hamas meeting

Relations between Switzerland and Israel have been strained in recent months after Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz received Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in April at the “Durban II” UN anti-racism conference in Geneva.
The Iranian president has triggered outrage with his repeated calls for Israel to be “wiped off the map” and his questioning of the extent of the Holocaust.
Shortly after the meeting Israel recalled its ambassador, Ilan Elgar, for consultation and to express the Jewish state’s displeasure over the meeting.
As Switzerland is a neutral country, its diplomats argue they must keep communication channels open with all parties.

But there is more:

Switzerland continues to dismay Israel, as its Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey told Swiss RSR Radio on Wednesday that while she recognizes there are terrorists, Switzerland does not have a list of terrorist organizations because it believes that while a person can be called a terrorist, an organization cannot.Omg

Why an organization can’t be called terrorist (just as they can be called criminal) is beyond my comprehension. Swiss FM has not (to my knowledge) told those reasons.

More comments about this in Israpundit: Israel furious over Hamas leader’s trip to Switzerland. I wonder why this has had so little publicity.

*Swiss system is one of the toughest when regarding naturalization of foreigners. You must have no criminal record to apply for it. I guess they would never accept a Hamas terrorist in their country and yet they are having talks with them. Absolutely striking…

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Hamas: turning to “public relations”

Hamas Shifts From Rockets to Culture War – NYTimes.com

:wtf: revampMr. Taha and others say that the military has replaced field commanders and restructured itself as it learns lessons from the war. The decision to suspend the use of the short-range Qassam rockets that for years have flown into Israel, often dozens a day, has been partly the result of popular pressure. Increasingly, people here are questioning the value of the rockets, not because they hit civilians but because they are seen as relatively ineffective.

This new strategy’s leaders must be the “moderates” UK’s FP Commission wants the Government to talk to. Lying through your teethBut will they be speaking about the implementation of Shariah Law in Gaza?

These guidelines join an increasing amount of reports from Gaza residents saying that modesty patrols were forcing women to wear head coverings, especially at Gaza’s beaches, and that they were inspecting isolated cars in order to prevent unmarried couples being alone together.

More about Shariah Law in Gaza here:

According to the London-based Al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper, the new requirement is part of a general “Morals List” that Hamas is seeking to impose on Gaza. Other measures will prevent the display of female mannequins in store windows, “improper driving near women” – which the paper took to mean honking at attractive women as they walked down the street – and prohibiting men and women from mixing at crowded public events where it was likely they would come into contact with each other.

Although Hamas has long employed “morals squads” to enforce Islamic strictures among the Gaza population – sometimes violently – this marks the first time Hamas will attempt to formally legislate proper Islamic behavior. As recently as several weeks ago, Hamas denied that it had implemented a rule demanding that women in Gaza courts wear dresses and cover their hair completely, as a Gaza attorneys group charged (and has protested about it).

But Hamas has implemented Islamic law in several areas that do not attempt to determine the daily behavior of average Gazans. The most infamous of this is the implementation of crucifixion for “enemies of Islam,” who undermine the religious integrity of Islamic society by preaching against the religion or enticing Muslims to convert, according to Newsmax.com. Other punishments approved by Hamas include cutting off the hands of thieves and lashing traders who sell wine,  the Jerusalem Post reported – both punishments described in the Quran.

Don’t think they will be giving special speeches about this …

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The map of HuT’s Caliphate

Gwonam emoteUuu, Yeah… Spain’s there. And Greece and China. What about the Alliance of Civillizations? What about the “respect” the Muslim world should show for Western civilization? What about the outrage in the Muslim world at this kind of Global Caliphate?

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UK: Just negotiate with Hamas’ “moderates” (UPDATED)

Incitan a Gran Bretaña a lanzar diálogo con moderados de Hamas

UK should negotiate with the moderates (are there any moderates inside Hamas? Who are they? The ones who only want to hurt Joooooz but don’t want them to die? :shocked) of the Palestinian Islamist terrorist movement of Hamas, in the framework of the peace process between Palestine and Israel, according to a British Parlamentary commission in a report published this Sunday.

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Britain ‘should approach Hamas’

committee chairman Michael Gapes said the committee saw “few signs that the current policy of non-engagement with Hamas” was effective.

He added that the government “should urgently consider engaging with moderate elements within Hamas” as it had with the political wing of Hezbollah in Lebanon earlier this year.

The wide-ranging report condemns Israel for the continuing growth of settlements and for its blockades around the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip.

These guys should build a “Jimmy Carter’s fanclub” quickly. :stupid: remake

Meanwhile, any UK Commission has said nothing about the latest statistics, which show an alarming rise in the number of anti-Semitic attacks in the country. From Undhimmi:

That conflict, between December 2008 and January 2009, was followed by an almost immediate rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the UK.

According to the CST, the total number of incidents for the first six months of this year was worse than the previous record of 598 incidents for the whole of 2006.

Some 286 incidents occurred in January alone – but the security body said that a disproportionately higher monthly number of attacks and abuse continued into the spring.

UPDATE: Read The Astute Bloggers, too.

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Jordan: Palestinians stripped of their Jordan nationality

Jordanian authorities have started revoking the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians living in Jordan to avoid a situation in which they would be “resettled” permanently in the kingdom, Jordanian and Palestinian officials revealed on Monday. {…}

“Many Palestinians living in Jordan are convinced that the Jordanian authorities are trying to squeeze them out,” said Ismail Jaber, a West Bank lawyer who has been living in the kingdom for nearly 20 years. “There is growing discontent and uncertainty among Palestinians here.”

via J O S H U A P U N D I T: Jordan Strips Its Palestinians Of Citizenship.

But, hey, Palestinians in Israel are worried about them having to sing Israeli National Anthem!!!

Lord… what a world of fools. Or stupids… :stupid: revamp

Israel deports Gaza campaigners

Israel has deported eight pro-Palestinian activists detained at sea last week as they tried to ferry aid to Gaza in defiance of Israel’s blockade.

Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire and former US congresswoman Cynthia McKinney were among them.

via BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israel deports Gaza campaigners.

About Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire, just consider that Gerry Adams, ex-IRA and leader of Sinn Fein called for her release.

About Congresswoman McKinney: read here, here and here.

Israel or Palestinians: which side is to blame?

According to the Globe and Mail readers, 39% consider both of them are responsible, 33% “Palestinian militants linked to Hamas” and 28% the state of Israel.

Tip BCF.

The report from AI actually accuses Israel of using children as human shields, instead of accusing Palestinians who boast normally of doing so.

The report, as with the United Nations’ inquiry that is currently gathering evidence on the conflict, sought to dispel the myths and rumors that have added to already high tensions in the region, particularly the assertion that Hamas used Palestinian civilians as human shields (a claim the report said had no basis in fact). Instead, the report said Israeli soldiers effectively turned Palestinians into human shields by forcing them to stay in the homes that soldiers used as makeshift military bases.

 They must have not seen these videos:
Anyway, there is no word from AI about this:

A survey conducted by the Arab World for Research and Development among 1,200 Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, found that many felt Jerusalem should not be shared with Jews and Christians.

About the many, in fact, are 80%:

When asked to what extent they agreed with a statement made by United States President Barack Obama that Jerusalem should be “a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims,” less than 17 percent said they agree, while 20 percent said they “somewhat agree.” More than 42 percent said they disagree with the statement, while 17 percent “somewhat disagree.”

Gaza has just converted a main traffic artery into an “Arab-only” road.

So, are we insane? How on earth Israelis are going to be joyful upon the perspective of the two-State solution? Blame on both sides? Really?

Las artistas, ante el "problema palestino"

La Plataforma de Mujeres Artistas Contra la Violencia de Género reclamó hoy la inclusión de Hamás como “interlocutor válido” en el diálogo “fundamental” para encauzar el proceso de paz en Oriente Próximo y recordó que la formación política fue elegida por el pueblo palestino “de forma democrática”, a través de unas elecciones “transparentes y limpias”, por lo que pidió a toda la sociedad española que se unan en la denuncia del “genocidio” que se llevó a cabo en la Franja de Gaza. 

En este sentido, en el transcurso del acto informativo sobre el concierto ‘Gaza en el Corazón’, que se celebrará el próximo día 27 pero que fue presentado hoy en la sede del sindicato Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT) de Madrid, la presidenta de la plataforma, la cantante Cristina del Valle, subrayó la “importancia” del reciente encuentro que mantuvo una delegación española en Siria con miembros exiliados de la resistencia palestina. “Fuimos la única delegación del país que estaba allí en aquellos momentos difíciles”, subrayó Del Valle. 

Así, la presidenta explicó como un conjunto de expertos, artistas, políticos y representantes de ONG, entre otros, se entrevistaron el pasado mes de diciembre con miembros de Al Fatah, de la Yihad y de Hamás que “les acogieron y trataron como amigos”. “Mantuvimos por primera vez contacto con mujeres de la Yihad para trasmitirles la lucha por su emponderamiento”, destacó Del Valle, quien resaltó que “ellas son las auténticas reconstructoras de la vida”. 

“La solidaridad con Gaza debe venir de una reforma estructural completa, porque el derecho de ciudadanía no se ejerce sólo votando, sino interviniendo plenamente en su reconstrucción”, declaró la cantante. Además, remarcó el apoyo recibido por parte del Gobierno, a través de los Ministerios de Exteriores e Igualdad y del sindicato UGT. “Recibimos una llamada del ministro Moratinos preocupándose por la situación de la delegación y compartiendo nuestro dolor”, explicó. 

En esta línea, la secretaria federal de Políticas de Igualdad del Partido Socialista, Soledad Cabezón, hizo un llamamiento a la sensibilidad de la sociedad para que “todo el mundo ofrezca su apoyo en la reconducción del proceso de paz”. “No hay ninguna razón de peso que justifique la continuidad del conflicto y de la destrucción desde 1967”, apuntó. Así, la secretaria señaló que “mientras que el pueblo palestino no sea internacionalmente reconocido, será muy dificil erradicar el problema”.

via O.Próximo.- Plataforma de mujeres artistas reclama la inclusión de Hamás como “interlocutor válido” en el proceso de paz. europapress.es.

Hay más pero no lo voy a reproducir… Se necesita ser idiotas, entrevistándose con Hamas y con la JIhad Islámica como “si fueran amigos”:

Y Hamas admite usar escudos humanos, incluidas a mujeres:

Además, también han roto piernas a personas que apoyaban a Hamas, los han torturado y los han sacado los ojos o los han matado. Han usado centros psiquiátricos y hospitales como centros de tortura. También ha usado a niños.

Para terminar han robado camiones de ayuda humanitaria y también armas que la ONU iba a destruir (de un almacén de la ONU que la ONU había dejado en poder de Hamas :-o :() .

¿Realmente alguien en su sano juicio defendería que estos fueran “interlocutores válidos” de algo por mucho que hayan ?

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Spain: Female Artists' Platform reclaims the consideration of Hamas as a "valid speaker" in the peace process

The Female Artists’ Platform against the Gender’s Violence has reclaimed the consideration of Hamas as a “valid speaker” in the “fundamental” dialogue to get Middle East’s peace process back to order and remembered that the political party was elected by the Palestinian people “in a democratic way” in an “clear and transparent” elections, so they asked Spanish society to unite themselves to denounced the “genocide” that’s happened in the Gaza Strip.

The Platform’s President, singer Cristina del Valle, underlined the “importance” of the recent meeting thata Spanish represantative’s committee held with some exiled members of the Palestinian “resistence”. “We were the only country’s delegation which was there in those difficult moments”.

She also explained that a group of experts, artists, politicians and NGO’s representatives, among others, met last December with members of Al-Fatah, of the Islamic Jihad and of Hamas, who “treated them as friends”. “We held also for the first time contacts with women from the Jihad to transmit them the fight for their empowerment” because they are the “real rebuilders of life”.

“We also received a phone call from Moratinos stating his interest in the well-being of the delegation and in the rebuilding of the area”.

via O.Próximo.- Plataforma de mujeres artistas reclama la inclusión de Hamás como “interlocutor válido” en el proceso de paz. europapress.es.

Meanwhile, Hamas is using women and children as human shields:

Hamas is killing Al-Fatah’s supporters and breaking their legs (see video inside, the video is in English). Hamas is also torturing people in hospital and psychiatric centers. And using children for war.

They have also stolen aid trucks for Gaza strip and weapons h/t DE:

Hamas has appropriated seven tons of weaponry and ammunition stored in UN warehouses in Gaza and intended to be destroyed by sappers, Israeli officials said Tuesday. Senior UN officials demanded the ordnance stockpile be returned immediately.

With the conclusion of Operation Cast Lead, Hamas and UN personnel amassed weapons and explosives – mainly unexploded tank shells – and moved them to a special warehouse guarded by Hamas security troops.

So, would you really consider this people as “valid speakers”, even if they had won an election?

Turquía: Librería cristiana atacada por "vándalos" mientras los "estudiosos" se reúnen para convocar una "jihad global" contra Israel

Me referí hace pocas semanas aquí a la des-ataturkización de Turquía, es decir, en suma a la “reislamistación” , haciendo referencia al proceso contra un supuesto golpe de Estado contra el Gobierno de Erdogan y a la judeofobia creciente, alentada por el partido de este último, el AKP. Bien pues aquí tenemos los resultados:

Siguiendo las amenazas de los nacionalistas musulmanes, una librería de la Sociedad Bíblica turca en la ciudad sureña de Adana fue atacada por vándalos la segunda vez en una semana el jueves (12 de febrero).

La grabación de la cámara de seguridad muestra a dos jóvenes atcando el escaparate de la librería Soz Kitapevi, dando patadas y rompiendo el cristal tanto en la ventana como en la puerta. El marco de la puerta también fue dañado.

El empleado de la Librería Dogan Simsek descubrió el daño cuando llegó al día siguiente a abrir la tienda. Describió la grabación del ataque, que tuvo lugar a las 8:19 de la mañana, a Compass Direct.

“Vinieron hacia la tienda como si fuera su objetivo,” dijo. “La atacaron a sangre fría, y después se fueron como si nada hubiera pasado.”

La cámara de seguridad no capturó claramente las caras de ninguno de los jóvenes, y la policía está todavía intentando identificar a los perpetradores.

Durante el primer ataque el 7 de febrero, rompieron el cristal de la puerta de entrada y estropearon la cámara de seguridad. Ambos han sido reparados desde entonces.


En un hall lleno musulmanes suníes conservadores y estudiosos del Islam, en un hotel cerca del Aeropuerto Ataturk de Estambul, ponente tras ponente llamaron a la jihad contra Israel en apoyo de Hamas.

Que escogieran Turquía es significativo. Los árabes más duros pusieron rápidamente aparte sus diferencias históricas con los turcos. Como dijo un organizador: “durante los pasados 100 años, las relaciones han sido muy pocas pero Palestina nos ha unido”.

Muchos delegados alabaron la protesta del Primer Ministro turco Recep Tayyip Erdogan, que se fue violentamente del debate en Davos sobre Gaza hace dos semanas.

La conferencia, llamada de la “Campaña Global Anti-Agresión”, dio ímpetu a los clérigos suníes preocupados por el creciente poder de Hizbulá,el movimiento chií apoyado por Irán, que alcanzó importancia internacional como consecuencia de su propia guerra contra Israel en 2006.

“Gaza es un regalo,” el estudioso religioso saudí Mohsen al-Awajy  me dijo. Él y otros estudiosos repetidamente se refiririeron a la guerra en Gaza como “una victoria”.

“Gaza,” continuó, “nos da poder, resuelve nuestras diferencias. Estamos ahora unidos en un frente común contra el sionismo”.”

Unidos con Hamas, un grupo terrorista. Maravilloso: qué calidad tiene nuestro aliado en la Alianza de Contradicciones Civilizaciones.. At wits end

No podía haber elegido mejor momento Geert Wilders para decir que Turquía “nunca jamás” entrará en la Unión Europea .

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Turkey: a Christian bookshop is vandalised while several "Islamic scholars" call for "Global Jihad" against Israel

I have already written about the Islamisation in Turkey here, and the two signs we have here are just a consequence of this des-“Ataturkization” that is going on in Turkey. So we have here an attack against a Christian bookshop, which is in fact the second in a week:

Following threats from Muslim nationalists, a Turkish Bible Society bookshop in the southern city of Adana was vandalized for the second time in a week on Thursday (Feb. 12).

Security camera footage shows two youths attacking the storefront of the Soz Kitapevi bookshop, kicking and smashing glass in both the window and the door. The door frame was also damaged.

Bookshop employee Dogan Simsek discovered the damage when he arrived to open the shop. He described security footage of the attack, which took place at 8:19 a.m., to Compass.

“They came at it like a target,” he said. “They attacked in a very cold-blooded manner, and then they walked away as if nothing had happened.”

The security camera did not clearly capture the faces of either youth, and police are still attempting to identify the perpetrators.

During the first attack on Feb. 7, the glass of the front door was smashed and the security camera mangled. Both have since been repaired.



In a hall crowded with conservative Sunni Muslim sheikhs and scholars, in a hotel close to Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport speaker after speaker called for jihad against Israel in support of Hamas.

The choice of Turkey was significant. Arab hardliners were keen to put aside historic differences with the Turks.

As one organiser put it: “During the past 100 years relations have been strained but Palestine has brought us together.

Many delegates spoke appreciatively of the protest by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who stormed out of a Davos debate on Gaza two weeks ago.

The conference, dubbed the Global Anti-Aggression Campaign, also gave impetus to Sunni clerics concerned about the growing power of Hezbollah, the Shia movement backed by Iran, which rose to international prominence in its own war with Israel in 2006.

“Gaza is a gift,” the Saudi religious scholar Mohsen al-Awajy told me. He and other delegates repeatedly referred to the Gaza war as “a victory”.

“Gaza,” he continued, “gives us power, it solves our differences. We are all now in a unified front against Zionism.”

And this is our ally in the Alliance of the Uncivilised Civilizations. Doesn’t seem very trustful… 😦

Geert Wilders couldn’t really have chosen a better moment to say that “Turkey never ever” can enter the EU.

Gran Bretaña: Nueve detenidos en Gran Bretaña por terrorismo que participaban en un convoy de ayuda humanitaria en Gaza

Nueve hombres fueron detenidos  en la noche del viernes en una carretera de Lancashire, en el norte de Inglaterra, en una operación antiterrorista, informaron ayer las autoridades policiales británicas. Todos viajaban en un convoy de ayuda de organizaciones no gubernamentales destinadas en Gaza.

Seis de los detenidos fueron puestos en libertad poco después sin cargos, pero los otros tres permanecían ayer en dependencias policiales.

La operación fue llevada a cabo conjuntamente por miembros de la policía de Lancashire y de la Unidad Antiterrorista del noroeste de Inglaterra.

En las fotos difundidas por la policía aparecen varios coches policiales rodeando dos furgonetas, una de las cuales lleva una imagen de una bandera palestina y la otra, varias pegatinas con las leyendas «Detened el asesinato de niños», «Palestina libre» y «De Blackburn (UK) a Gaza». Según las primeras investigaciones, la operación tiene que ver con una potencial amenaza terrorista fuera del Reino Unido.

Y vinculados al ex-diputado laborista (y payaso oficial…) George Galloway, porque la comitiva estaba organizada por él. Encima en su web se enlaza a un artículo de The Guardian que “el Gobierno británico está criminalizando el legítimamente disentir, porque se ha detenido a 9 personas pero luego se han soltado a 6 y claro, enseguida se ha dicho que estaban vinculados a Galloway porque se opuso al Gobierno laborista”. NO hijo, se dice porque quedan 3 detenidos y los vínculos familiares de Galloway hacen que tengan simpatías personales con la causa palestina. Oh y también estaba en la nómina de Saddam (je, anti-guerra… 8o| ), llegando éste último a decir que no podían pagarle más:

 Galloway shares a Glasgow flat with wife Aminah Abu-Zayyhad (ahora ex-mujer, le acusó de que había estado viendo a otras mujeres :P ), a niece of PLO chief Yasser Arafat.

POr cierto, que este hombre tiene tiempo de participar en el Gran Hermano británico (es el calvo vestido de rojo… :P quién le habrá propuesto este modelito…):

y también de participar en esta manifestación, momento “Alá Akbar, Hoy todos somos Hamás” (está justo detrás del pacífico predicador islámico):

Qué pacifista… wow…

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UK: 9 detained on terrorism charges while travelling in a pro-Gaza aid convoy

And linked to George Galloway, that leading anti-war campaigner, too:

Three men arrested by counter-terrorism police on a motorway were allegedly planning to leave Britain as part of a £1million aid convoy to Gaza, which was organised by former Labour MP George Galloway.

Security sources say the men aged 26, 29 and 36 from Burnley, Lancashire, had been under surveillance for two months in an operation connected to a potential threat of terrorism in the Middle East.

Nine men were arrested initially on Friday night as they drove west in two vans on the M65 near Preston. Six were later released without charge.

One of the two vans surrounded by police vehicles bore an image of the Palestinian flag on its side. The other had signs saying Stop Killing Children, Free Palestine and From Blackburn (UK) to Gaza.

via Three terror suspects arrested – Linked to George Galloway £1million aid convoy.

This is by no means something strange. In the demonstrations against Operation Cast Lead, you can see him just behind this “leading cleric” who shouts “Today we are all Hamas” y “Allahu Akbar”, among other interesting things.

We have to remember his dancing moment too:

:P :D

And by all means this link to see why he was anti-war… How shameful… :@

Spain offers help to Iran to bring their international relations back to normal

Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, interviewed himself yesterday (on Monday) with the President of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, to whom he offered Spanish Government’s cooperation to bring their foreign relations back to normal.

After referring both of them to the new age of relationships with USA, the Minister told Larijani, who was visiting Spain after the Security Conference in Munich, about the oportunity Iran has to play a constructive role in international relations ( 😯 ).

Lariyani called USA to begin “clearly and evidently” a true dialogue, while saying his country is not going to “negotiate by the sake of negotiating, but to arrive to a definitive conclusion“.

via La Nueva España – Diario Independiente de Asturias – Internacional – España ofrece a Irán ayuda para normalizar sus relaciones exteriores.

According to Teheran Times:

Spain is ready to act as a bridge in building conference in relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the European Union by using all its potential,” Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero told visiting Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani on Monday. 😯

Zapatero also stressed that Madrid is fully prepared to develop constructive cooperation with the Iran in all areas.

The Spanish socialist leader also called for efforts to help stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan and launch an effective campaign against terrorism and drug trafficking.

The two sides also discussed bilateral ties including energy cooperation.

Spain will “welcome” any idea which would lead to “constructive dialogue” between Iran and the 27-nation European bloc, the prime minister noted.

Turning to Palestine, the Spanish prime minister said, “All should make efforts for Palestinian unity.”

For his part, Larijani said, “The return of calm to Palestine is mainly dependent on opening all border crossings into Gaza and involving all Palestinians groups in negotiations”. “No group should be excluded”… (No, not even Hamas, how playful this Iranian, eh? 😦 )

So, Zapatero was not even able to get a seat at Washington’s “Financial World Summit” last autumn, but promising “whatever you ask for” to Sarkozy, like a lover in a “private” moment. And he is now (through our elegant FM Moratinos) promising “help”
to the Ayatollahs…

If I were them, I would be very worried…. :mrgreen:

But meanwhile, Iran has sentenced 4 bloggers to total 124 lashes (something which has not appeared either in Spanish MSM… 😦 ):

The verdict refers to defense arguments put forward by Shirin Ebadi, Mohammad ‎Seifzadeh, Nasreen Sotudeh and Nemat Ahmadi (who represented the four bloggers ‎individually) as “unconvincing defense by attorneys” and announces that in accordance ‎with “defendants’ confessions” and “evidence presented in the case” the following ‎verdicts are issued for the four defendants: first defendant Javad Gholam Tamimi is ‎sentenced to 3 years and 3 months in prison and 10 lashes for “membership in illegal ‎groups,” “treason against country,” “propaganda against regime” and “spreading lies;” ‎second defendant Shahram Rafizadeh is sentenced to 9 months in prison and 20 lashes for ‎‎“membership in illegal groups,” “propaganda against regime,” “spreading lies” and ‎‎“disrupting public order;” third defendant Rouzbeh Mir Ebrahimi is sentenced to 2 years ‎and 2 days in prison and 84 lashes for “membership in illegal groups,” “propaganda ‎against regime,” “insulting supreme leader,” “spreading lies” and “disrupting public ‎order;” and fourth defendant Omid Memarian is sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, 10 ‎lashes and 500 thousand Tomans in fines for “membership in illegal groups,” ‎‎“participation in illegal groups,” “propaganda against regime,” “spreading lies” and ‎‎“possession of playing cards,” which the judge refers to as “gambling tools.” ‎

Related in this blog: Ali Larijani visits Spain.

Hamas y la UNRWA (Act.)

Hamas ha sido acusado (no es la primera vez) de robar ayuda humanitaria que había sido enviada a los palestinos. La organización terrorista lo ha negado, diciendo que “ha habido un malentendido” (jejejeje). Pero la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados Palestinos ha suspendido toda ayuda a Gaza:

El Secretario General Ban Ki-moon exigió a Hamas que inmediatamente devolviera la comida a la Agencia de la ONU de Alivio y Trabajos para los Refugiados Palestinos en Oriente Medio (UNRWA), añadiendo que la suspensión continuaría hasta dicha devolución, y “se dé a la Agencia garantías creíbles del gobierno de Hamas en Gaza de que no habrá más robos”.”

Curiosa la poca cobertura de este enfado de Ban Ki-Moon mientras que sí la tuvieron sus críticas a Israel durante la operación Plomo Sólido…

(Act.) Después de los dos robos de comida, la ONU ha denunciado que hay “graves violaciones de Derechos Humanos en Gaza”. Pero ya sabéis, el culpable (¡cómo no!) es sólo Israel. El uso de los niños, la muerte o la tortura de los disidentes favorables a Al-Fatah, etc. por Hamas, eso no traumatiza nada a los niños. Ni una sola línea de condena a la organización terrorista que, si reconocemos como un gobernante de un Estado soberano es la responsable de haber lanzado cohetes a un Estado vecino produciendo por tanto un ataque militar, del que puede defenderse ese mismo Estado vecino.

Por cierto, que se me ha olvidado comentar que Erdogan, ese Islamista radical pacífico Alianzador de Civilizaciones, ha pedido que se retire a Hamas de la lista de organizaciones terroristas, porque “no es un brazo de Irán” (no, te lo juro por mi Corán que no lo es…). Por supuesto, Hamas ha elogiado a Erdogan por su conducta en Davos

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Hamas has been accused lately (not the first time) of stealing humanitarian aid sent to the Palestinians. The terrorist organization has denied it, claiming that “there has been a misunderstanding”. But UNRWA has stopped sending aid to Gaza:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded that Hamas immediately return the food to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which said its suspension would remain in force until such a return, and “the Agency is given credible assurances from the Hamas government in Gaza that there will be no repeat of these thefts.”

It’s curious the lack of coverage this outburst of anger has had, while there was a huge coverage of his critics to Israel during Cast Lead operation…

(UPDATED): After the two robberies of food, UN denounces that “there are stil Human Right violations in Gaza”. But you know, the culprit is Israel, ever. The use of children, murder or torture of opponents considering them as “spies for Israel”, etc. by Hamas is not even mentioned. The children are against Israeli brutality but not against Hamas, the responsible of the attack, as a “legal” Government who was throwing rockets against a neighbouring country.

By the way, I have forgotten to mention that Erdogan, that radical Islamist peaceful Alianzator of Civillizations, has asked to change Hamas status from “terrorist orgaization” to peaceful charity organization, considering that Hamas is “not an arm of Iran”. Hamas, of course, has backed the claim and Erdogan show at Davos.

El "moderado" Al-Qaradawi

La revista Newsweek le consideró como tal a este clérigo musulmán suní. Veamos un vídeo con sus amables palabras:

A lo largo de la historia, Alá se ha impuesto (a los judíos) que los ha castigado por su corrupción.El último castigo vino por Hitler. Por todos los medios que empleó contra ellos, intentó ponerlos en su sitio. Esto fue un castigo divino para ellos. Si Alá quiere,la siguiente vez estará en las manos de los creyentes. (…) Para terminar con mi discurso, diré que lo único que de verdad espero es que, mientras mi vida se acerca a su final, Alá me dé una oportunidad de ir a la tierra de la Jihad y resistencia, incluso en una silla de ruedas, dispararé a los enemigos de Alá, a los judíos, y ellos me tirarán una bomba y así sellaré mi vida con el martirio.

Alabado sea Alá, Señor de los Mundos. La piedad de Alá y sus bendiciones estén con todos vosotros.

Sí,ya sé, no tengo piedad y soy una mujer muy mala por decir esto, pero ¿a qué espera este buen hombre? ¿Por qué no va ya en pos del martirio? ¿O es que prefiere que otros mueran en lugar de él? Yo lo decía por las huríes y eso (aunque a la que le toque estar la eternidad con este mártir, puajjjj)…

Pues eso, que este chiste tiene razón:

Hmm, si ser un mártir es tan bueno, ¿por qué usted no se presenta nunca como voluntario?“.
Por qué las manifestaciones de Jihadis no tienen sesiones de preguntas y respuestas“.

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