The Garbanzo Annex
According to the July 2005 call, the BDS campaign urges various form of “non-violent punitive measures” against Israel until it “complies with the Palestinian demands such as:
  1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall;
  2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and
  3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties 
Without going to deep in to these fictitious claims, all one has to point out is that Arabs have been boycotting Jews long before any of these demands actually existed. 

A tool intended to be used to force Jews to submit to the will of the haters is, essentially, a Blacklist of Criminalized Jews, otherwise known as Settlers.

Discussions regarding this Blacklist are allegedly at an early stage, but “officials say the European Union may look at stopping Jewish settlers convicted of crimes from visiting the EU.”

Although the first time the Reuters article mentions this Blacklist it suggests that it will be used only against “convicted” criminals – whatever that means, and convicted by whom? The quote from a diplomat goes even further.

In a statement that should shake everyone who holds civil liberties and presumption of innocence as sacrosanct, this European official lets it slip that they would like to include on the Blacklist whomever someone – who? the EU? B’tSelem? the New Israel Fund? – accuses of a crime.

“The paperwork has been done but it is frozen for now,” said the official.

“It is basically a blacklist of violent settlers who have been accused of or convicted of crimes. It would prevent them from travelling to Europe.” [emphasis added]

In a world where murderers are fawned over and terrorists are given public platforms to describe their evil plans, Europe is deciding that Jews who choose to ignore the implications of the Apartheid Line will be barred from traveling to Europe. Why? because, in the words of one of the many (or was it only one?) anonymous diplomats, “it would send a strong message that the EU means business.”

It isn’t enough that the EU is moving forward with placing the modern version of yellow stars on products made, and scientific institutions operating, in the ancient Jewish homeland of Judea and Samaria. That isn’t enough, because those threats have not yet forced the Jewish State to resume its own vivisection.

The following photo has been spread on social media, by the usual scum and villainy, to vilify Jews and Israelis.

(This photo wouldn’t copy for some reason. It is here though.)

(Notice the #JSIL hashtag, to compare Jews to ISIS, started by the detestable Max Blumenthal).

Again, it is a lie.

A reverse image search easily brought me to this series of photos – including the above – which show the men in question with Rabbi Menachem Froman, the late Rabbi who was known for his peacemaking and good relations with palestinians.

This then led me (ironically) to a 2009 post on this very blog, which has one of the photos from the series, and explains clearly the context.

An Israeli Orthodox Jewish man kisses a copy of the Quran, after Jewish settlers vandalized the local mosque on Friday, as he and others stand at a roadblock outside the West Bank village of Yasuf, near Nablus, Sunday, Dec.13, 2009. Assailants vandalized a mosque in Yasuf early Friday, burning prayer carpets, holy books and leaving behind a graffiti message in Hebrew indicating the rampage was the work of settlers angry over Israel’s plans to curb settlement building. Israeli rabbis visited a Palestinian village in the West Bank on Sunday, bringing copies of the Quran, days after Jewish extremists are believed to have vandalised a mosque in the area. The delegation rabbis came to a junction in the West Bank and met with Palestinians. The head of the delegation, Rabbi Menachem Froman, condemned the attack on the mosque. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

So not only is this not a photo of Jews “ransacking a mosque and stealing copies of the Quran”, it is in fact a photo of Jews doing the very opposite – bringing palestinians copies of the Quran.

And note the reverence the Jews are showing for the Muslim holy book – as evidenced by the above photo – which clearly surpasses the ‘reverence’ shown by the Muslin lady for a Jewish holy book the other day.

Yet another example of the desperate lies of the Israel-and-Jew-haters. Because without lies, they have nothing.

Update: Interestingly enough, the original tweeter referred to my post as proof the photo showed what he claimed.

Clearly in his rush to demonize Israel, he did not read the caption correctly and used a pro-Israel blog as his source.

If Saudi Arabia is not an example that we wish to emulate, then why must we bodily incorporate the religion of Mecca and Medina into London and Los Angeles? What other possible outcome do we imagine that there will be but fewer rights and more violence, dead women, abused children, bomb plots and polygamy?

There are two Islams. The real Islam of the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and an imaginary Islam that exists only in the mosques of air and card table Korans of academics apologists and political pundits who have decided that Islam cannot be bad, because no religion can be bad, not even one which kills and kills, it must just be misunderstood.

But then why not tell the Grand Mufti that he has misunderstood his own religion, the religion that he and his ancestors have dedicated themselves to purifying and reforming back to its roots? Telling him that would be a dangerous thing on his own turf, but it would also be foolish. The Grand Mufti’s controversial statements contain nothing that Mohammed had not said.

Can the founder of a religion misunderstand his own teachings?

Islam is savage, intolerant, cruel and expansionistic, not due to a misunderstanding, but an understanding of the worst aspects of human nature. It is what it is and no amount of wishing will make it otherwise.

We have opened the door to the desert and a hot wind blows through into the northern climes. Either we shut the door or get used to living in the Saudi desert.

Israel is only stable because of Western help, specifically from the U.S. Take away that and Israel is a plain of freshly seared sand.


The United States actually offered no help to Israel until after the 1967 war, at which point Israel was shown to be a viable ally against the Soviets (who heavily backed the Muslim countries). It was further the Israeli capture of a Soviet MiG (which Israel lent the Americans) that cemented this friendship.

Truly, you have it backwards. America didn’t help Israel until Israel proved it didn’t need it.

But I doubt this will change your mind, as I suppose it’s embarrassing that Israel can achieve so much with so little (including technology you use on a daily basis) while most of the Middle East’s wealth comes out of the ground.

Good day to you.

Israel gets US aid. So do the countries surrounding Israel. They, unlike Israel, remain plains “of freshly seared sand” or have degenerated into something even worse. Why? Because it’s not about the money. It’s about a country’s human capital. It’s what the leaders of a nation encourage their citizens to strive for. That’s why Israel can repeatedly create technological wonders while the surrounding nations tear themselves apart in orgies of violence.

Donors worldwide, including the US have pledged over four billion dollars to help Hamas rebuild Gaza. Do you really expect Hamas to use that money to benefit Gazans? Me neither. Everyone reading this knows that Hamas has already returned to its primary business, attempting to kill Israelis. And that’s what the money will go toward, except for the percentage off the top that will enrich Hamas leaders’ bank accounts.

Your clue for today: one cannot create anything of value when one’s life mission is the destruction of another. Israel will continue to thrive with our without US aid. That’s where they put their human capital. Gaza and the rest of the Islamic world will continue to fester. It’s their choice.


This photo went viral yesterday on Twitter and elsewhere, and was retweeted by Max Blumenthal among hundreds of others who expressed their disgust at the Jew for screaming at the poor, frightened Arab woman:


But if you look closer at the photo, you see something interesting.

The book that the Arab woman is holding is a Hebrew Psalms!

It seems that she grabbed the Psalms from the Jewish man - just in time for the photographer to show his reaction to having had a holy book stolen from him in broad daylight.
There are other photos from the scene that show another Arab woman physically assaulting the same Jew, although I don’t know whether it was taken before or after the photo above::
In fact, it is the Muslim women who created a gauntlet at the Chain Gate where Jews were exiting the Temple Mount. This photo from the same photographer shows things a little more accurately:
(h/t Rotter via Bob Knot)
UPDATE: Another photo of the Muslim woman who grabbed the Jew, grabbing another Jew:
Who’s intimidating whom again?
UPDATE 2: Israellycool  and Bob Knot found (fuzzy) video of the scene; the woman seems to grab his Pslams at about 6 seconds in. It is clear that the Arab women are screaming at any Jews who pass by.
(h/t YMedad)


Without thinking, I got up and did exactly what I rehearsed. I managed to extract those immortal words from the old boy, ‘Don’t come any closer to me…I’m feeling threatened!’

I had done it. The pro-Hamas firebrand had once more become a scared little kitten. His hands were trembling and his lips were quivering.

I turned his words against him: ‘I don’t debate with racists!’ On that note, I slammed the microphone right near his fingers, and looked into his eyes as he crawled into a ball. Those eyes were seething with fury. Even as he was terrified, he was still filled with hate. I’ve never seen such awful emotions project themselves in any human being.



So… to anyone who reads this, I have one message. Never stay silent in the face of bigotry. Never hesitate from standing up for what you believe in – and never live to regret what you could have done.

Western adventurers and artists have a long history of “slumming.” They go “native,” both politically and in terms of couture. Lawrence of Arabia and Isabelle Eberhardt both dressed the part of Arabs. European and American leftists marching against America and for “Palestine” often don keffiyas  which they wear around their necks but which can also be worn as face and head masks.

I wonder what Afridi and Najm would have to say to all those girls and women who have been honor murdered for refusing to face-veil, to wear hijab (headscarves) or because their wore their veils improperly; or to those fifteen Saudi teenage girls who tried to flee the fire burning down their schoolhouse but were pushed back in to their deaths because the Morality Police did not want them to survive if they were, even temporarily, naked-faced.

These artists and all who agree with them are treating what is mainly a forced choice in the Muslim world (and in Muslim communities in the West), as a potentially free choice. They are, in essence, donning the equivalent of “black face,” or slave chains, and saying that this feels good—in New York City, where they are only play-acting, and can remove their face veils without any negative consequence.



“Tolerance” and religious reciprocity would consist of these two New York City artists being able to drive by themselves in Saudi Arabia, naked-faced and without a male escort; being able to practice Christianity without being stoned to death or executed in Sudan; being able to run a shelter for battered women in Kabul or Herat, naked-faced, without being shot dead; being able to demand an education for girls without the Pakistani Taliban shooting a bullet into your brain. While I am glad that Malala Yusufzai just won a Noble Peace Prize for her extraordinary heroism in this regard, I must point out that it is Westerners, not the Pakistani Taliban, who gave her an award.