When Golda Meir sought to underscore the bogus nature of Palestinian claims, she’d bring up the resurgent Galilean nation. No, this isn’t an editing error.
Golda tried to make the point that to wrest territory from the minuscule Jewish presence contiguous to the Mideast’s vast Arab realm, Arabs contrive national entities and demand land on their behalf in the hallowed name of self-determination. It worked when their British Mandatory patrons usurped nearly 80 percent of original Palestine to hand over to London’s Arabian Peninsula lackey, Emir Abdullah. Thus was born the never-previously-heard-of Transjordanian nation (later renamed Jordanian, but still every bit as artificial). Continue reading
It’s almost compelling to draw analogies between the three Cohen siblings of what was Kfar Darom and the Twito brothers of Sderot. In both cases children were hit in indiscriminate terrorist atrocities emanating from homicidal Gaza. In both cases Gaza’s bloodlusting denizens celebrated the appalling injuries their adulated “heroes” managed to inflict and distributed candy in the streets to cheering passersby, incongruously the objects of boundless international compassion. Continue reading
One, two, Bibi’s coming for you.
Three, four, better lock your door.
Five, six, grab your poll prognoses.
Seven, eight, gonna stay up late,
Nine, ten, never sleep again.
Movie buffs will readily recognize in the above the eerie rhymes chanted by terrorized kids in several Nightmare on Elm Street flicks. Of course instead of Bibi (Netanyahu), the original spoke of Freddy (Krueger). Rather than advised to heed cautioning pollsters, the horrified denizens of Elm Street were urged to ward off evil with crucifixes. Other than such superficial differences, however, the substance is identical. Continue reading
Having covered politics for longer than I care to admit, I supposed I had encountered every species of cynicism, sleaze, smut and scandal imaginable. But even so, I couldn’t believe that Ehud Olmert and his lackey sidekicks would dare gloat after learning the highlights of the Winograd Committee’s final report. Continue reading