Radical Islam: Where is the outrage?

As liberals, we are generally quick to criticize fundamentalist Christians, like Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, etc. And we are right to do so. Their political views promote policies which eat at our personal freedoms and civil liberties. I, and the rest of us, are staunch supporters of minority rights, civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, free speech, etc. We condemn the heinous and terrorist acts of abortion clinic bombers, the Ku Klux Klan, "The Minutemen," etc. As enlightened people, we should always stand against those who preach hate, bigotry, and violence against others.

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Jimmy Carter to U.S. Jews: Forgive me for stigmatizing Israel

After making millions of singling out Israel and spreading misleading half-truths and even lies about the Jewish State, along with aiding and giving legitimacy to Islamic terrorist groups such as Hamas, Jimmy Carter has decided to offer an apology of sorts for stagmatizing Israel.

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Iran defies the West on its Nuke Program

So after pretending it was gonna actually engage with our Engagement President on its nuclear program, Iran has signaled it will not negotiate its pursuit of enriched uranium, nor will it accept the UN deal to swap its nuclear material for already enriched rods.

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Even Russia is now ready to support sanctions on Iran's nuke program

Russia, formerly the head of the USSR, or the Evil Empire if you will, always used to side with the wrong side of history and morality in the world. But now, even Russia is ready to join others in voting for sanctions against Iran's obvious nuclear weapons program.

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HRW founder slams disproportionate criticism of Israel

Human Rights Watch founder and chairman emeritus slammed the organization for focusing so much on Israel but not much on the authoritarian regimes surrounding it.

In a New York Times opinion piece, Robert L. Bernstein, who served as Human Rights Watch chairman from 1978 to 1998 and is now its founding chairman emeritus, wrote that with increasing frequency, the watchdog casts aside its important distinction between open and closed societies.

"Nowhere is this more evident than in its work in the Middle East," he said. "The region is populated by authoritarian regimes with appalling human rights records. Yet in recent years Human Rights Watch has written far more condemnations of Israel for violations of international law than of any other country in the region."

He said Israel was home to at least 80 human rights organizations, a vibrant free press, a democratically elected government, a judiciary that frequently rules against the government, a politically active academia, multiple political parties and probably more journalists per capita than any other country in the world.

On the other hand, he said, the Iranian regime, and most Arab regimes, remained "brutal, closed and autocratic, permitting little or no internal dissent."


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Hamas denies the Holocaust, Palestinian schools don't teach it

So as I've pointed out, the only people who can call Gaza, or the Palestinian narrative a "holocaust" typically are Holocaust deniers, like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hezbollah, Hamas, Osama, etc. no wonder why not only does Hamas deny THE Holocaust, but Palestinian schools even in PA controlled Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) don't even teach it:

The Holocaust is not taught in West Bank schools, said an education ministry official in Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas' government.

Israelis have long complained that Palestinian textbooks present Israel only as an enemy, despite a series of interim peace deals. Also, they charge that maps in the books do not show Israel at all.

Palestinians make similar charges about Israeli education. Recently Israel's education minister ordered a halt to using the accepted Arabic term "nakba," or catastrophe, to describe the results of the two-year war that followed Israel's creation, when about 700,000 Palestinians fled or were forced from their homes.

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'Kennedy was a great friend of Israel'

So to those who think hating Israel or not siding with it is "liberal," I got news for you! Even Ted Kennedy was not only pro-Israel, but is mourned even in the Jewish state

"Kennedy was a great friend of Israel, and the Jewish nation," Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said. "He battled for human rights, and was part of a distinguished family."

"In his many years as a senator, he stood on Israel's side, even in its hardest hours," the foreign minister added.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu also heralded Kennedy, calling him an "American patriot" and "a great friend of Israel."

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Israel Freezes Settlement Construction

So to all who say that even after Bibi endorsed two states, and offered negotiations without pre-conditions, and that he wouldn't freeze settlements and that was an excuse for Abbas to not negotiate, http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1249418661295&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull here it is

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Why Palestine doesn't make peace

For so long, people here are demanding "justice" for the Palestinian Arabs, and I can understand this. I support a Palestinian Arab state in most of the West Bank, with territorial adjustments allowed per UNSC 242, which says Israel should withdraw "from territories," not "all territories," in order to have the "safe and defensible borders" that they didn't have on June 5, 1967.

Some have even tried to justify why the Arab countries don't naturalize the refugees, as countries in the past have done with them, India naturalized those who fled from Pakistan and Pakistan naturalized ones who came from India, Greece and Turkey naturalized their population exchanges, Germany naturalized the 13 million Germans ethnically cleansed from Eastern Europe and Czechoslovakia, and Israel naturalized 600000 Jewish refugees who fled from Arab countries. And why the Palestinian Arab refugees have been so for 62 years, longer than anyone in history.

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Palestinian's Day at the Beach-Hope for the Future

So usually there is arguing, fighting, etc. over I/P, but I just saw a touching story that while not obviously a huge breakthrough, is a glimmer of hope.

Giggling children built castles, drew pictures in the sand and splashed water on each other in a refreshing first for Palestinian youngsters from the landlocked West Bank: a day at the beach.

While Israelis and Palestinians are increasingly kept apart by distrust and a separation barrier, grass-roots organizations have been trying to bring them together like this, maintaining that peace is built one personal encounter at a time.

Two such groups, Combatants for Peace and Machsom Watch, have been arranging trips to Israeli beaches for Palestinian children and their parents. On Monday, about 75 Palestinians drove by bus from the West Bank's Hebron area to a beach south of Tel Aviv, after crossing an Israeli checkpoint on foot.

For many of the Palestinians, it was their first glimpse of the sea -- and a moment of hope.

"We feel we have to live in peace and create an atmosphere for our kids to live a better life than the life we lived," said Ziad Sabatein, a 37-year-old father of five.

"We lived through the (Palestinian) uprising and the attacks on each other, we experienced these things together (with the Israelis). Why not experience this way of life?"Giggling children built castles, drew pictures in the sand and splashed water on each other in a refreshing first for Palestinian youngsters from the landlocked West Bank: a day at the beach.

While Israelis and Palestinians are increasingly kept apart by distrust and a separation barrier, grass-roots organizations have been trying to bring them together like this, maintaining that peace is built one personal encounter at a time.

Two such groups, Combatants for Peace and Machsom Watch, have been arranging trips to Israeli beaches for Palestinian children and their parents. On Monday, about 75 Palestinians drove by bus from the West Bank's Hebron area to a beach south of Tel Aviv, after crossing an Israeli checkpoint on foot.

For many of the Palestinians, it was their first glimpse of the sea -- and a moment of hope.

"We feel we have to live in peace and create an atmosphere for our kids to live a better life than the life we lived," said Ziad Sabatein, a 37-year-old father of five.

"We lived through the (Palestinian) uprising and the attacks on each other, we experienced these things together (with the Israelis). Why not experience this way of life?"

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