Rally for Civilization Wednesday, September 20th Noon 2nd Ave at
- Rally for Civilization Wednesday, September 20th Noon 2nd Ave at
47th St NYC NATIONAL SOLIDARITY RALLY Wednesday, September 20th
12:00 Noon, Rain or Shine Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 2nd Avenue at 47th
Street New York City Subways: 4, 5, 6, or 7 to Grand Central Station
National Israel Solidarity Rally
Send a message to the Leaders of the World
as they gather at the UN General Assembly:
NATIONAL SOLIDARITY RALLY
Wednesday, September 20th
12:00 Noon, Rain or Shine
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
2nd Avenue at 47th Street
New York City
Subways: 4, 5, 6, or 7 to Grand Central Station
Thousands of shofarot will sound in a call of unity with Israel .
Participants are urged to bring a shofar.
Sponsored by the
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Jewish Community Relations Council of New York
In Cooperation with the
United Jewish Communities, UJA-Federation of New York
and Jewish Council for Public Affairs
For more information contact:
Conference of Presidents at 212-318-6111
or e-mail questions to info@....
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STAND WITH ISRAEL
Speak out against global terror
and its state sponsors.
Free kidnapped Israeli soldiers!
National Israel Solidarity Rally
September 20, 2006
12:00 Noon, NYC Wednesday September 20, 2006 at 12 noon in Dag
Hammarskjold Plaza 885 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10017 East 47th Street
and 2nd Avenue across from the United Nations.
Item Immediately Below is excerpted from The New York Sun:
"If the Holocaust-denying, nuclear bomb-building, terrorism-
sponsoring president of Iran thinks he's going to flit into New York
next week for the U.N. General Assembly and escape unchallenged, boy
is he going to be in for a surprise. Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel
yesterday added his name to a small but high-powered international
group of private citizens who are pushing to have Iran thrown out of
the United Nations in response to Iran's violations of the 1948
Convention to Prevent and Punish the Crime of Genocide.
President Ahmadinejad will also be met with a large rally on
September 20 outside the U.N. at noon organized by the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Jewish
Community Relations Council of New York , and the UJA-Federation of
New York . The rally, in support of Israel , calls for
implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which calls
for disarming Iran 's proxy army Hezbollah. It also calls for
supporting the war against state sponsors of terror, including
Iran . The executive vice chairman of the Conference, Malcolm
Hoenlein, told us yesterday that he's received requests from as far
away as Texas , Arkansas , Ottawa , and New Hampshire to participate
in the rally.
The legal effort in which Mr. Wiesel is involved, established at the
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, includes a former Israeli
ambassador to the United Nations, Dore Gold, and a former Israeli
ambassador to America, Meir Rosenne. "It is hard to believe that at
a time when the president of Iran is making statements denying the
Holocaust and does not hide his intention to erase Israel from the
map, the enlightened world is planning to host Ahmadinejad at the
opening of the General Assembly instead of evicting his country from
the U.N. altogether," the group said in a statement issued yesterday.
It might seem farfetched to invoke a genocide convention against
Iran when, thank goodness, no genocide has happened yet. But the
treaty which Iran itself signed and ratified is called the
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of
Genocide. In Rwanda , and Darfur , the United Nations and the world
waited until after the slaughter to act. In this case, there has
been a warning. The leader of Iran's proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah's
Hassan Nasrallah, has stated that if the Jews "all gather in Israel,
it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide," and
said, "it is an open war until the elimination of Israel and until
the death of the last Jew on earth."
The treaty states that "Direct and public incitement to commit
genocide" is punishable. We don't have much confidence in the
enforceability of international law, which seems to be used in
practice mainly as a hammer by neutralist groups like Human Rights
Watch to pound Israel and America . Yet the legal campaign, like the
rally to be held in New York , is significant in shaping public
awareness of Iran 's intentions an awareness that is vital to
preventing the genocide that Iran openly boasts that it intends."
Press Release Source: Conference of Presidents of Major American
Mass National Solidarity Rally As World Leaders Gather at U.N.
Tuesday September 12, 5:12 pm ET
Sept. 20th Event to Support Israel, the War On Terror, and the
Release of Israeli Soldiers
NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A National Solidarity Rally will
be held on Wednesday September 20, 2006 at 12 noon in Dag
Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations. Many thousands of
people from throughout the New York area, the eastern seaboard and
beyond, are expected to join the mass rally in solidarity with
Israel, in support of the war against global terror and its state
sponsors, and to demand the release of the three Israeli soldiers
being held hostage. Cosponsored by the Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Community
Relations Council of New York, in conjunction with United Jewish
Communities, UJA-Federation of New York, and the Jewish Council for
Public Affairs as well as scores of national and local
organizations, the demonstration will coincide with the presence of
world leaders at the opening sessions of the U.N. General Assembly.
It is expected that Iranian President Amadinejad will be in
Malcolm Hoenlein, Presidents Conference Executive Vice Chairman and
Michael Miller, JCRC Executive Vice President said the rally will
attract large numbers of participants with attendance expected to be
in the tens of thousands. People of all faiths will be gathering
together to show the people of Israel who have been through a
difficult time, that the American people stand with them. They will
call on the leaders to see to the implementation of U.N. Resolutions
1559 and 1701 that call for the disarming of Hezbollah and the
prevention of their rearmament and the prompt release of the
kidnapped Israeli soldiers.
Howard Rieger, UJC President, said that the response to the
mobilization that is underway has shown that people recognize that
this is a key time for us to send world leaders a critical and
powerful message. Numbers do count. Public officials, entertainers,
and religious and ethic leaders will be participating in the
program. Representatives of the families of the soldiers being held
hostage will also participate.
John S. Ruskay, Executive Vice President and CEO of the UJA-
Federation of New York said that "We are here to tell the world that
we will not be silent in the face of terror and attacks. As I look
to the future, I am sobered by the road that appears to be before
us. Yes, we will stand with the people Israel yet again. As we have.
As we must. But facing years, if not decades, of more hostility,
violence, death and hatred is a painful scenario - for Israel, for
the Middle East, for the Jewish people, for America, and for the
West. We are steadfast in our support of Israel and we pray for a
true and lasting peace."
Rally participants will blow hundreds of shofarot in a demonstration
of unity with Israel. People are to enter the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
at 47th Street and Second Avenue. Arrangements for bus parking can
be made through the JCRC (212-489-9300) and flyer or other
information can be obtained at
info at conferenceofpresidents.org
info at jcrcny.org
People and communities outside the metropolitan area should contact
their local federations or JCRC.
The Conference of Presidents is the central coordinating body
representing 52 national Jewish organizations on issues of national
and international concern.
Source: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish
If you cannot be there in person please be there in spirit and please
share this information with everyone you can.
Some thoughts on the upcoming rally and the state of the world.
In 1939 a young American Jewish activist, barely out of her teens,
visited THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR. There she sought out as many high
ranking JAPANESE officials and their wives as possible. She said
only two words to each of those JAPANESE officals and their wives.
The words, in the form of a simple two word question, were:
Hitler had granted Japanese citizens "Honorary Aryan Status".
The Axis Powers at the time were Germany, Italy and Japan.
Though Japan was a full-fledged member of the Nazi Axis and acted
like it in China where some 30 MILLION CHINESE PEOPLE were
slaughtered by JAPAN during the 1931-1945 period it was not fooled
by Hitler's granting of "Honorary Aryan Status" to the people of
Japan. The Japanese people were not then and are not now tall blond
fair skinned blue-eyed "Aryans".
Though Japan was an ally of Hitler it was able to look a short
distance away to Stalin's Soviet Union to see the fate of another
Hitler ally, which had signed the infamous Hitler-Stalin non-
aggression pact of 1939, only to be invaded by Hitler in June of
1941. Hitler eventually slaughtered between 20 MILLION and 27
MILLION SOVIET PEOPLE.
So it came to pass on December 7th, 1941 that Japanese planes bombed
Pearl Harbor. Clearly Japan was hoping to destroy the American
Pacific Fleet in port at Pearl Harbor, leaving America unable to
pursue a Pacific War against Japan, but angry enough to join
America's Mother Country, England, in the war against Hitler, thus
opening a Second Front against Hitler and slowing Hitler's march
across the Soviet Union down long enough for Japan to prepare itself
to become Hitler's NEXT VICTIM,should Hitler succeed in destroying
the Soviet Union.
Unfortunately for Japan the US aircraft carriers were at sea on
December 7th, 1941, rather than in port at Pearl Harbor and so
America was able to wage BOTH the Pacific War against Japan AND to
eventually open up the Second Front against Hitler in Europe.
The 2 word question: "You Jewish?", asked by that young female
Jewish American activist to the Japanese officials and their wives
at the 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR could well be asked today to so-
called "IRANIAN" officials and their wives at the United Nations and
around the world by other activists. So-called "IRAN" was called
Persia before 1935. It was named "IRAN" in 1935 when Persia sought
to remake itself as another ally of Hitler. "IRAN" literally means:
"LAND OF THE ARYANS".
Like the Japanese in the Hitler era, Persians may well discover that
are not really "Aryans" at all. They are not really tall blond blue-
skinned Nazi Germans by any stretch of the imagination no matter how
tyrants who rule Persia today may be.
So-called "Iran" has long been
in the hands
of lunatics who are traitors to Persia and Shia Islam and have been
in bed with
the enemies of both.
"How Iran got its name
March 16, 2006 (c.e.)
If you didn't think Iran could plunge any lower as a nation-state,
you were wrong. Iran's semi-official, best-selling newspaper,
actually published by the city government of Tehran, is running a
the best cartoons poking fun at the Holocaust.
While this may be shocking to some, it is actually what we should
expect from the mad mullahs of Iran. This is not, as the newspaper
suggested, merely a way for Iranians to protest the Danish cartoons
Muhammad. This is not just a way for the
Iranians and the radical Islamic world to attempt to portray
themselves as victims. This is not just a tit-for-tat exercise.
This is a reflection of the Iranian mullahs' Nazi sympathies. This
is a way for them to show the entire Islamic world that they still
Hitler's "final solution." This is just the latest manifestation of
70 years of
anti-Jewish history in Iran and a lot longer in the Islamic world.
In fact, do
you know how the nation of Iran got its name? For thousands of
country we now know as Iran was known as Persia. But in 1935, the
shah of Iran,
the father of the man deposed in 1979, was a Nazi sympathizer. He
Jews. So he decided to show his true stripes by renaming his country
literally means "land of the Aryans."
Later, that same shah welcomed Haj Mohammad Amin al-Husseini, the
exiled grand mufti of Jerusalem, into the country. The mufti was on
because of his pro-Nazi work and his efforts in attempting to bring
Holocaust to the Middle East. Al-Husseini would later go on to
inspire and tutor
Yasser Arafat in
the art of Jew-killing. Arafat referred to al-Husseini as "uncle."
The Nazi shah may have received good notices from Berlin, but London
was none too thrilled with his pro-Nazi position. And, unfortunately
for him and
fortunately for the rest of the world, Hitler did not conquer the
shah was deposed by the British and replaced with his son. But the
stuck. And it illustrates the visceral,underlying anti-Semitism that
itself throughout history in the Islamic world. "
You can see actual photos of arafat's uncle,Haj Mohammad Amin al-
grand mufti of Jerusalem, and other enemies of civilization at
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We need to be brave and strong in the face of the enemy. "We say
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We have great love for the people of Persia. It is tragic that the
people are living under the rule of an evil tyrant and his gang.
We can recall that it was another evil tyrant, Saddam Hussein,who
have the philosophical writings of his own evil uncle Khairallah,
published in a
treatise titled 'Three Whom God
Should Not Have Created: Iranians, Jews and Flies."
Just as Hitler would have wiped out the people of Japan, if he had
chance to, even though Japan was an ally of Nazi Germany, as soon as
finished wiping out the people of the Soviet Union, even though the
had been an ally of Nazi Germany before Hitler invaded the Soviet
Union in June
of 1941, so Saddam Hussein would gladly have wiped out every single
earth if he had had the chance.
We hope that the people of Persia will reclaim the proud name of
and rename so-called "Iran" Persia as Persia is the true name of
Persia is not now, and has never been the so-called "LAND OF THE
despite the fact that it is wrongfully called "Iran" now.
We would love to see "regime change" in Persia which would set
Persia back on
the road to democracy and peace and freedom.
Jews and Persians have much in common. We shudder at the thought of
carnage that will have to be inflicted upon Persia to accomplish
and the destruction of the nuclear weapons program and other weapons
destruction programs and stockpiles there if Persia is unable to rid
its insane regime by itself. But that may have to be. It had to be
Germany to free Germans from the rule of the mad man Hitler and his
gang. Germany was unable to free itself from Nazi rule by itself.
accomplish that goal had to come from without.
That help took a terrible toll on the people of Germany but there
alternative to inflicting that carnage. The World War Two alliance
England and America perservered and accomplished the liberation of
So today the civlized world may well have to liberate Persia from
who rule it now if the people of Persia are unable to do so from
We must admit that we can see no sign that would tell us that the
Persia will be able to free themselves from the tyrant and his gang
sway there now before it is too late.
Persia is on the threshold of acquiring nuclear weapons.
It cannot be allowed to acquire them. If the world does not act soon
it may be
In such a case those Persian nuclear weapons would be used first
upon Israel and
America and then on the rest of the civilized world.
The retaliation from Israel and America would destroy Persia utterly.
Thus it is not a question of saving SOME Persians from the harm
pre-emptive strike to eliminate the Persian regime and its nuclear
program and weapons of mass destruction programs and stockpiles
is a question of saving ALL Persians from the total destruction
inevitable retaliation by Israel and America would bring to Persia,
as well as
of saving the people of Israel and America and the rest of the
from the otherwise inevitable Persian first strike against Israel
Iran Test-Fires Sub-To-Surface Missile
August 28, 2006 1:34 p.m. EST
Julie Farby - All Headline News Staff Writer
Tehran, Iran (AHN)-In a show of its military prowess amid a standoff
West over its nuclear activities, Iran test fired a new submarine-to-
missile during war games in the Persian Gulf on Sunday.
A brief video clip showed the long-range missile, called Thaqeb, or
exiting the water and hitting a target on the water's surface within
less than a
mile, with navy commander, Gen. Sajjad Kouchaki telling state-run
television, "The army successfully test fired a top speed long-range
sub-to-surface missile off the Persian Gulf."
In an advance for Iran 's weapons industry, the Thaqeb is the
sub-fired missile that leaves the water to strike its target, adding
country's repertoire of weapons that can hit ships in the Gulf.
Kouchaki says the Thaqeb, which could be fired from any vessel and
radar, was built based on domestic know-how, although outside
experts say much
of the country's missile technology originated from other countries
and China .
However, after decades of relying on foreign weapons purchases,
Iran 's military
has been working to boost its domestic production of armaments.
Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel
missiles and a fighter plane, the government has said. It announced
2005 that it had begun production of torpedoes."
Special Dispatch Series - No. 1269 August 29, 2006 No.1269
Iranian Generals Reveal New Weapons Systems and Methods, Discuss
Confrontation With U.S. Forces in Persian Gulf
The following are excerpts from interviews with Iranian army
generals on the
subject of recent war games. The interviews aired on the Iranian
(IRINN) on August 21, 2006, and on Iranian Channel 2 on August 17,
TO VIEW THIS CLIP, VISIT: http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?
Iranian Channel 2, August 17
Admiral Sajjad Kouchaki, commander of the navy of the Iranian
Army: "We have
made achievements in building submarines of various tonnages."
Interviewer: "I recall a two-seater submarine which was tested two
years ago. Have you built other submarines as well?"
Sajjad Kouchaki: "Yes. This is a small submarine for two divers. We
larger submarines. Today, we are building submarines weighing 120-
These submarines can reach any depth in the Persian Gulf, the Gulf
of Oman and
the north of the Indian Ocean , and can 'shadow' the enemy's vessels
"Another technological aspect I can tell you about is the building
boats. These boats can carry anti-ship missiles, with a range of
kilometers. I am pleased to say that these missiles were designed
and built with
the help of personnel and experts from the army, the Defense
Ministry, and the
Interviewer: "Are these guided missiles?"
Sajjad Kouchaki: "Yes, they are."
"I would like to take this opportunity to talk about the brigades of
marines. I am pleased to say that our brigades are stationed today
on the Abu
Musa and Sirri islands, protecting them with all their might. These
be divided into over 1,500 special operations teams, which can
the Persian Gulf, from the northernmost tip to the southernmost tip,
the port of
Gavater , and can attack the enemy below surface, above surface,
from the air,
and from the shore. I am pleased to say that we have this
Interviewer: "Mr. Kouchaki, will you conduct new testing in this
Sajjad Kouchaki: "Yes. I am pleased to say that we have many defense
technologies in this field. In general, I can tell you that several
will be tested in this maneuver."
Interviewer: "For the first time?"
Sajjad Kouchaki: "Yes. I can also say that unmanned aerial vehicles
and reconnaissance will be used for the first time in this maneuver,
as well as
torpedoes that we built ourselves, which can be launched from
boats, as well as from islands or from the shore, to hit the
"In this maneuver, we are operating launching equipment for
and mines. In addition, COMINT equipment and active and passive
sonar will be
used in this maneuver."
General Abdolrahim Mousavi, head of the Iranian army's Joint
Staff: "Our planes
have been given to us by their country of manufacture, but if these
ever face our planes, they will see things that even they could not
modifications our planes have undergone - in their systems for
identification, missiles, launching, and smart bombs - all of these
are not what
they had built."
Sajjad Kouchaki: "Our tactics are completely different from the
conventional tactics. This means that our submarines can easily get
enemy. Even our enemies know full well that one of our submarines
one of their [vessels], without their noticing. We came close to
vessels, and we even filmed their anchor chain. We followed them
periscope at a depth of one kilometer, without their noticing. All
and tactics are non-classical and non-conventional, constituting
Interviewer: "Mr. Kouchaki, can a boat, for example, be loaded with
and directed, by remote control, towards some warship?"
Sajjad Kouchaki: "Yes, it can be done below surface, above surface,
and from the
Interviewer: "How can [the enemy] confront this - by interception?"
Sajjad Kouchaki: "Yes, that's the method, but we need to use the
Interviewer: "What would happen if a hundred of these are used
Sajjad Kouchaki: "Naturally, they would be able to intercept some,
would hit the target. However, I don't think this is a good method,
if we use
the unconventional tactics of unbalanced warfare."
Interviewer: "What you mean is that all options are open, and even
if we are
technologically inferior, we have methods of confronting [the
Sajjad Kouchaki: "Yes."
Interviewer: "Mr. Kouchaki, is there a division of labor between you
IRGC navy, or do you complement one another?"
Sajjad Kouchaki: "I am delighted to say that you have asked a very
question. These two navies complement one another. As our honorable
[Khamenei] has said, these are two branches and two navies that
"The IRGC navy has good experience in the strategic dimension of
anti-ship missiles, and techniques and tactics of unbalanced
Abdolrahim Mousavi: "Regarding what Admiral Kouchaki said, the same
that passed underneath the American warship could have done other
well. It could pass underneath it again - doing other things. The
same goes for
the unmanned planes. The same unmanned plane that flew over the
warships in the
Persian Gulf , taking pictures of them all, can do other things if
a warhead. No matter how large they are, they have vulnerabilities."
Iranian News Channel (IRINN), August 21, 2006
General Ja'fari, Iranian Army: "Another aspect of this maneuver is
the use of
new weapons and systems by our soldiers. This new equipment includes
designed to penetrate bulletproof vests. That's the way it is in
something new is made, something is immediately made to counter it.
used to talk about electronic warfare. Later they talked about anti-
warfare. Then they talked about anti-anti-electronic warfare. Today,
bulletproof vests, and they are used by the enemy. We have
ammunition that can penetrate these vests, and they were tested in
General Kiomars Heidari, spokesman for the maneuver: "Today, we
systems, in order to make the airspace of the area of the maneuver
the attacking planes and helicopters of the enemy. These systems
proven very successful. Our first system was an air-mine. It is
being tested for
the first time in our country, and with great success. With this
system, we can
make a large part of our country's airspace unsafe for the enemy's
second system was a light, portable, shoulder-launched missile,
our military industries. These missiles are portable, and are
operated by a single person. These missiles too can make a large
part of the
country unsafe for the enemy's planes."
U.N. Actions Embolden Hezbollah
BY BENNY AVNI
August 28, 2006
UNITED NATIONS The clearest-eyed analysts of the international
regrettably, represent the Middle East 's craziest regime.
Iran's mullahs, emboldened by Turtle Bay 's waffling on the Lebanon
moving quickly to consolidate their gains and solidify their seat in
longer exclusive nuclear club.
Despite a U.N. Security Council-imposed Thursday deadline to suspend
enrichment, Tehran unveiled a new heavy-water plant in Arak on
tested a long-range submarine-to-surface missile, called Thaqeb,
Iran would have us believe that the plutonium plant and the missile
for peaceful purposes only. Will the Security Council challenge that
An Iranian following the Lebanon diplomacy would have no reason to
While Secretary-General Annan was declaring victory this weekend
over those who
doubted the United Nations' ability to put together a European-led
force, Iran 's proxy, Hezbollah, was breathing a sigh of relief.
Prime Minister Olmert told his Cabinet yesterday that if someone had
the war that Lebanon's army could be deployed on the border and
that Mr. Annan
could say a multinational force would disarm Hezbollah; and that a
embargo would be imposed on Hezbollah he would have told him
fantasizing," according to Ynet.
Disarm? Impose an embargo? Here's a reality check:
The Europeans agreed to send troops to Lebanon only after receiving
that, as Mr. Annan told reporters in Brussels on Friday, "The
Hezbollah cannot be done by force. It has to be a political
Security Council, he emphasized, "does not require deployment of
U.N. troops" on
the Syrian border to enforce the weapons embargo.
As Lori Lowenthal Marcus notes in the September 4 issue of the
during the war the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon made public Israeli
movements and other information useful to Hezbollah. The new
force, which everyone now assumes will have no hostile intentions
terrorist organization, would help monitor Israel in a similar
Israel is not ready for a "second round," Hezbollah's chief, Sheik
Nasrallah, told Lebanon 's New TV yesterday. He said his
organization will avoid
any action that "could open the debate on a second resolution, which
and which is connected with disarming the resistance."
Tehran analysts could be excused for praising Allah. But what about
council resolution, one that this time would really, really disarm
Such a resolution is about as likely as punitive measures against
sticking its thumb in the council's eye.
Last week, when the mullahs dismissed the carrot they were offered,
it was clear
the council is not ready to wield its stick.
"The answer is not simply a matter of yes or no. It's a very
China's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Liu Zehnmin, told
me after Iran
delivered a 21-page answer to an American-backed diplomatic
But hadn't the council asked for a yes-or-no answer on suspending
enrichment? "We want to see a solution, not a simple yes or no," Mr.
The "solution" may come from Mr. Annan, who is embarking on a Middle
trip today in Beirut , complete with red-carpet stops in Damascus
and Tehran .
One hopes Mr. Annan won't have to view any embarrassing caricatures.
repeated prodding, U.N. spokesmen have played it safe and declined
Mr. Annan's host in Tehran , President Ahmadinejad, for organizing a
Instead, as China 's Mr. Liu said, Mr. Annan hopes to "convince the
government to get in negotiations" on the nuclear issue.
Ah, negotiations, the elixir the Iranians have offered the council
the last decade whenever their march toward nuclear weapons
capability has been
As the mullahs learned from the Lebanon episode, their interests
with those of Western politicians who promote united international
especially when everyone agrees to politely sweep the nuclear dust
Meanwhile, in Jerusalem , where "the international community" has
oft-used phrase, officials also are saying U.N.-centered diplomacy
But as Ha'aretz reported, Mr. Olmert just named the commander of the
Major General Elyezer Shkedy, to coordinate military contingency
plans on the
Iranian front. A son of Holocaust survivors, General Shkedy has a
picture in his
office of an Israeli F15 recently flying over Auschwitz . Israel ,
was not founded on the belief that world powers could be trusted to
Saturday, March 06, 2004
Despite Fear of Torture, Iranian Faces Deportation
March 06, 2004
An Iranian man who says he faces torture if forced to return to his
has had his bid to stay in Canada rejected. Ali Reza Monemi, 27,
fled Iran after
he was lashed with a leather whip by the morality police in 1999.
"He was found in a public park with a woman who was married,"
Peter Larlee says, "and he was taken by the morality police, held in
two days and then taken back to the place where he was found and
times. And because of this, he fled Iran."
Monemi has been working in West Vancouver for the last five years.
appeals to stay, he has been ordered to leave the country within the
Lashings are not an uncommon punishment in Iran. They're often done
in groups of
10 to prevent the victim from passing out.
After receiving the first 15 lashes of his punishment, Monemi
His tormentors stopped momentarily to give him oxygen, then
lashing. The worst of it was below the belt.
"We have a medical report provided by a medical practicitioner in
has examined him and found that he has scarring on his back that is
with lashing, that is someone who has been tortured, who has been
has suffered as a result of it," Larlee says.
In spite of that evidence, and documents from Iran's Islamic court
that Monemi's punishment is far from over, the Canada Border
Services Agency is
deporting Monemi because, his lawyer says, they don't believe the
"He has been convicted in abstentia, with a further sentence of 95
a term of imprisonment and exile within Iran," Larlee says.
Because Monemi fled Iran, he could also be facing the death penalty.
That is why
he is going to the federal court of Canada to have his case reviewed.
Monemi worries he might not survive another flogging.
"It's so scary for me," he says."
"Sunday, July 23, 2006
Afghanistan Re-Establishes Morality Police
AFGHANISTAN'S notorious Department for the Promotion of Virtue and
Vice, which was set up by the Taliban to enforce bans on women doing
from working to wearing nail varnish or laughing out loud, is to be
by the government in Kabul."
Iran police in fashion crackdown
Iran's morality police have made several raids in Tehran, in an
crackdown on women who flout the strict Islamic dress code.
Witnesses said dozens of young women were held in the raids on
and shops in the capital.
Police also confiscated several items of clothing deemed to be too
After winning parliamentary elections in February, hardliners warned
not tolerate what they described as social corruption.
However, the clampdown could be the usual summer anti-vice operation,
Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran's laws say all young women
must wear the
veil and a long coat that conceals their figures, or face fines or
Witnesses said scores of police - including female officers in
chadors - raided
the Milad commercial centres in western Tehran and took away dozens
women in special minibuses.
Shops selling fashion clothing for women - especially bright figure-
coats - were also targeted.
The police chief in Tehran recently warned that anybody caught
involved in what
he called social corruption would be punished, the BBC's regional
Reports from other major cities suggest that similar harsh measures
adopted there, he adds.
In the historic city of Isfahan, police recently banned women who
improperly veiled from entering public places, the country's
agency Irna reported.
It said police in the city also banned the playing of live music in
halls and at public events.
Since February's victory, Iran's conservatives have been putting
pressure on the
authorities to fight what they call the erosion of Islamic values,
The hardliners are angry that women are progressively defying the
wearing shorter, tighter and brighter coats, especially during the
But many observers believe that the crackdown will be counter-
productive in a
country with a young, educated and increasingly rebellious
Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2004/07/12 15:10:09 GMT
Kidnapped Fox Journalists Convert to Islam and Are RELEASED
August 27, 2006 8:21 AM
Filed in: National News, Terrorism, Middle East
UPDATE From Brit Hume of Fox News:
Hume: Yes, and what an appealing faith these thugs must believe
Islam is, that
conversions have to be effected at the point of a gun. And what of
that all of the ills and troubles that beset the Palestinian people,
them to terrorism, are the cause of what they endlessly refer to as
Consider the latest rounds of trouble in Gaza and Lebanon, two
places from which
Israel has withdrawn.
It has been noted that not for one day after the Israeli pullout
from Gaza did
the rocket attacks that came from Gaza ever stop. We're not dealing
something that is susceptible to a political resolution of the kind
of which the
State Department and many a president has dreamed.
We're dealing here with a lawless enemy whose goal far transcends any
side-by-side, two-state solution. That isn't going to do it. We're
a terrorist, gangland-style enemy, which I think it's fair to
conclude, and this
episode only further illustrates it, must be defeated.
We agree completely with Brit Hume's statement above. We hope that
you do too.
"The Origins of the SO-CALLED "palestinian" Arabs by Daniel Pipes
No "SO-CALLED "palestinian" Arab people" existed at the start of
1920, but, by
December, it took shape in a form recognizably similar to today's.
late nineteenth century, residents
living in the region between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean
identified themselves primarily in terms of religion: Moslems felt
bonds with remote co-religionists than with nearby Christians and
in that area did not imply any sense of common political purpose.
Then came the
ideology of nationalism from Europe; its ideal of a government that
spirit of its people was alien but appealing to Middle Easterners.
How to apply this ideal, though Who constitutes a nation and where
boundaries be These questions stimulated huge debates. Some said the
of the Levant are a nation; others said Eastern Arabic speakers; or
speakers; or all Moslems. But no one suggested "SO-
CALLED "palestinians," and
reason. SO-CALLED "palestinie" , then a secular way of saying Eretz
Yisra'el or Terra Sancta, embodied a purely Jewish and Christian
utterly foreign to Moslems, even repugnant to them. This distaste
in April 1920, when the
British occupying force carved out a "Palestine." Moslems reacted
very suspiciously, rightly seeing this designation as a victory for
Zionism. Less accurately, they worried about it signaling a revival
Crusader impulse. No prominent Moslem voices endorsed the
Palestine in 1920; all protested it. Instead, Moslems west of the
directed their allegiance to
Damascus, where the great-great-uncle of Jordan's King Abdullah II
was then ruling; they identified themselves as Southern Syrians.
Interestingly, no one advocated this affiliation more emphatically
than a young
man named Amin Husseini. In July 1920, however, the French overthrew
Hashemite king, in the process killing the notion of a Southern
by the events of
April and July, the Moslems of Palestine made the best of a bad
situation. One prominent Jerusalemite commented, just days following
the fall of
the Hashemite kingdom: "after the recent events in Damascus, we have
to effect a
complete change in our plans here. Southern Syria no longer exists.
defend SO-CALLED "palestine" " Following this advice, the leadership
December 1920 adopted the goal of establishing an independent SO-
"palestinian" state. Within a few years, this
effort was led by Husseini. Other identities - Syrian, Arab, and
Moslem - continued to compete for decades afterward with the SO-
CALLED "palestinian" one, but the latter has by now mostly swept the
aside and reigns nearly supreme. The
writer is director of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum."
"What is the Origin of the Name "Palestine"
Where did the name Palestine come from
The name Palestine refers to a region of the eastern Mediterranean
coast from the sea to the Jordan valley and from the southern Negev
desert to the Galilee lake region in the north. The word itself
derives from "Peleshet", a name that appears frequently in the Bible
and has come into English as "Philistine". The Philistines were
Mediterranean people originating from Asia Minor and Greek
localities. They reached the southern coast of Israel in several
waves. One group arrived in the pre-patriarchal period and settled
south of Beersheba in Gerar where they came into conflict with
Abraham, Isaac and Ishmael. Another group, coming from Crete after
being repulsed from an attempted invasion of Egypt by Rameses III in
1194 BCE, seized the southern coastal area, where they founded five
settlements (Gaza, Ascalon, Ashdod, Ekron and Gat). In the Persian
and Greek periods, foreign settlers - chiefly from the Mediterranean
islands - overran the Philistine districts. From the time of
Herodotus, Greeks called the eastern coast of the Mediterranean
The Philistines were not Arabs nor even Semites, they were most
closely related to the Greeks. They did not speak Arabic. They had no
connection, ethnic, linguistic or historical with Arabia or Arabs.
The name "Falastin" that Arabs today use for "Palestine" is not an
Arabic name. It is the Arab pronunciation of the Greco-Roman
"Palastina"; which is derived from the Peleshet, (root Pelesh) which
was a general term meaning "dividers", "penetrators" or "invaders".
This referred to the Philistine's invasion and conquest of the coast
from the sea.
The Roman historian Herodotus was the first to mention the name. He
called it "the Philistine Syria." Subsequently, the name was
shortened to "Palestina," and eventually Palestine. The Christian
Crusaders employed the word to refer to the general area that had
been known since the fourth century as the "three Palestines." After
the fall of the crusader kingdom, Palestine was no longer an official
designation. The name, however, continued to be used informally for
the lands on both sides of the Jordan River. The Ottoman Turks, who
were non-Arabs but religious Muslims, ruled the area for 400 years
(1517-1917). Under Ottoman rule, Palestine attached administratively
to the province of Damascus and ruled from Istanbul. The name
Palestine was revived after the fall of the Ottoman Empire in World
War I and applied to this territory under the British Mandate.
Date: Wed Apr 24, 2002 8:23 pm
Subject: GENETIC STUDIES: JEWS ARE FROM ISRAEL,
SO-CALLED "palestinians" FROM SAUDI ARABIA
Arabs claim that today's Jews aren't really
descendants of ancient Israelites and are really
converts WITHOUT EVER SHOWING ANY PROOF.
Here's GENETIC PROOF that not only are Jews
descendants of the Jews who were exiled from Israel
by Romans, but Jews of today have more Israelite
genes than Arabs have genes of ancient Arabs.
Furthermore, SO-CALLED "palestinians" are originally from Saudi
Arabia and Yemen. Go back wherever the hell you
University of Baltimore: Jews are originally
from northern Middle East (where Israel is
located), while SO-CALLED "palestinians" are originally from
The study also says that while Jews are
partially the product of mixed-marriages and converts, Jews have
70% to 80% blood
of ancient Israelites, while Arabs have only 50% blood of ancient
National Academy of Sciences: Several lines of evidence support
hypothesis that Diaspora Jews
from Europe, Northwest Africa, and the Near East resemble each other
more closely than they resemble their
Second, despite their high degree of geographic dispersion, Jewish
populations from Europe, North Africa,
and the Near East were less diverged genetically from each other than
any other group of populations in this study (meaning that Jews have
more Israelite genes than Arabs have genes of ancient Arabs) .
Our results indicated a relatively minor contribution of European Y
chromosomes to the Ashkenazim. If we
assume 80 generations since the founding of the Ashkenazi population,
then the rate of admixture would be
<0.5% per generation .
Stanford University: If you made a genetic map of Europe and the
Middle East and you put Ashkenazi
Jews on it, they would not end up in Turkey or in the middle of
Europe, but in the Mediterranean.
University of Arizona: We saw such a strong signal of a
Middle-Eastern origin in Jews. Jews really are a
single ethnic group coming from the Middle East. Even if you look
another European with blue eyes
and light skin, your genes are telling that you're from the Middle
NY Times: The analysis provides genetic witness that these
communities have, to a
remarkable extent, retained their biological identity separate from
their host populations,
evidence of relatively little intermarriage or conversion into
over the centuries.
Reuters (on Yahoo web site): A study shows that Jews suffer from
the same illnesses. If
Jews were mere French, Polish, etc. converts, they would not share
same genetic makeup
with each other.
ABC News: "Jews have preserved their Middle Eastern genetic roots
over 4,000 years.
Very few non-Jewish European genes have gotten into the Ashkenazi
(European and American)
Jewish populations. The comparison, published Monday, of groups of
Semites also shows that
Jews have successfully resisted having their gene pool diluted,
despite having lived among
non-Jews for thousands of years in what is commonly known as the
9. Hebrew University: Jews are from Middle East.
10. BBC on another genetic study proving that Jews descended from
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PHOTOS OF THE
PROSTITUTES SADDAM ORDERED
TO BE BEHEADED IRAQ: Death Squads
Allegedly Behead Suspected
guerrillas, with the support of
President Saddam Hussein, are
attacking and beheading women and girls
suspected of prostitution, the
Bahrain Tribune reports. The group leading the anti-prostitution
campaign is allegedly headed by Uday Hussein, the son of the Iraqi
president. The Tribune cites a report in the Arabic al-Hayat
that claims the effort was launched to reduce prostitution.. The
beheadings, which reportedly occur in front of the accuseds home,
have been attended by members of the ruling Baath Party and the Iraqi
Federation of Women. Victims have also included men alleged to have
served as pimps or family members who have purportedly condoned the
womens behavior. One traveler reported that at least 50 people have
been beheaded in Baghdad so far (Bahrain Tribune, 30 Oct).
In truth, it is a struggle for civilization.
Excerpted from remarks by President George W. Bush September 11th,
THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Five years ago, this date -- September
the 11th --
was seared into America's memory. Nineteen men attacked us with a
unequaled in our history. They murdered people of all colors,
nationalities -- and made war upon the entire free world. Since that
America and her allies have taken the offensive in a war unlike any
fought before. Today, we are safer, but we are not yet safe. On this
night, I've asked for some of your time to discuss the nature of the
still before us, what we are doing to protect our nation, and the
building of a
more hopeful Middle East that holds the key to peace for America and
On 9/11, our nation saw the face of evil. Yet on that awful day, we
witnessed something distinctly American: ordinary citizens rising to
occasion, and responding with extraordinary acts of courage. We saw
office workers who were trapped on the high floors of burning
skyscrapers -- and
called home so that their last words to their families would be of
love. We saw courage in passengers aboard Flight 93, who recited the
-- and then charged the cockpit. And we saw courage in the Pentagon
made it out of the flames and smoke -- and ran back in to answer
cries for help.
On this day, we remember the innocent who lost their lives -- and we
to those who gave their lives so that others might live.
For many of our citizens, the wounds of that morning are still
fresh. I've met
firefighters and police officers who choke up at the memory of
I've stood with families gathered on a grassy field in Pennsylvania,
bittersweet pride in loved ones who refused to be victims -- and
our first victory in the war on terror. I've sat beside young
children who are now five years old -- and still long for the
daddies who will
never cradle them in their arms. Out of this suffering, we resolve
every man and woman lost. And we seek their lasting memorial in a
safer and more
Since the horror of 9/11, we've learned a great deal about the
enemy. We have
learned that they are evil and kill without mercy -- but not without
have learned that they form a global network of extremists who are
driven by a
perverted vision of Islam -- a totalitarian ideology that hates
tolerance, and despises all dissent. And we have learned that their
goal is to
build a radical Islamic empire where women are prisoners in their
homes, men are
beaten for missing prayer meetings, and terrorists have a safe haven
to plan and
launch attacks on America and other civilized nations. The war
enemy is more than a military conflict. It is the decisive
of the 21st century, and the calling of our generation.
Our nation is being tested in a way that we have not been since the
start of the
Cold War. We saw what a handful of our enemies can do with box-
cutters and plane
tickets. We hear their threats to launch even more terrible attacks
people. And we know that if they were able to get their hands on
weapons of mass
destruction, they would use them against us. We face an enemy
bring death and suffering into our homes. America did not ask for
this war, and
every American wishes it were over. So do I. But the war is not
over -- and it
will not be over until either we or the extremists emerge
victorious. If we do
not defeat these enemies now, we will leave our children to face a
overrun by terrorist states and radical dictators armed with nuclear
are in a war that will set the course for this new century -- and
destiny of millions across the world.
For America, 9/11 was more than a tragedy -- it changed the way we
look at the
world. On September the 11th, we resolved that we would go on the
against our enemies, and we would not distinguish between the
those who harbor or support them. So we helped drive the Taliban
from power in
Afghanistan. We put al Qaeda on the run, and killed or captured most
who planned the 9/11 attacks, including the man believed to be the
Khalid Sheik Mohammed. He and other suspected terrorists have been
the Central Intelligence Agency, and they provided valuable
information that has
helped stop attacks in America and across the world. Now these men
transferred to Guantanamo Bay, so they can be held to account for
Osama bin Laden and other terrorists are still in hiding. Our
message to them is
clear: No matter how long it takes, America will find you, and we
will bring you
On September the 11th, we learned that America must confront threats
reach our shores, whether those threats come from terrorist networks
terrorist states....the regime of Saddam Hussein was a clear threat.
administration, the Congress, and the United Nations saw the threat -
- and after
9/11, Saddam's regime posed a risk that the world could not afford
to take. The
world is safer because Saddam Hussein is no longer in power. And now
challenge is to help the Iraqi people build a democracy that
fulfills the dreams
of the nearly 12 million Iraqis who came out to vote in free
Al Qaeda and other extremists from across the world have come to
Iraq to stop
the rise of a free society in the heart of the Middle East. They
have joined the
remnants of Saddam's regime and other armed groups to foment
and drive us out. Our enemies in Iraq are tough and they are
committed -- but so
are Iraqi and coalition forces. We're adapting to stay ahead of the
we are carrying out a clear plan to ensure that a democratic Iraq
We're training Iraqi troops so they can defend their nation. We're
Iraq's unity government grow in strength and serve its people. We
will not leave
until this work is done. Whatever mistakes have been made in Iraq,
mistake would be to think that if we pulled out, the terrorists
would leave us
alone. They will not leave us alone. They will follow us. The safety
depends on the outcome of the battle in the streets of Baghdad.
Osama bin Laden
calls this fight "the Third World War" -- and he says that victory
terrorists in Iraq will mean America's "defeat and disgrace
forever." If we
yield Iraq to men like bin Laden, our enemies will be emboldened;
they will gain
a new safe haven; they will use Iraq's resources to fuel their
movement. We will not allow this to happen. America will stay in the
will be a free nation, and a strong ally in the war on terror.
We can be confident that our coalition will succeed because the
have been steadfast in the face of unspeakable violence. And we can
in victory because of the skill and resolve of America's Armed
Forces. Every one
of our troops is a volunteer, and since the attacks of September the
than 1.6 million Americans have stepped forward to put on our
In Iraq, Afghanistan, and other fronts in the war on terror, the men
of our military are making great sacrifices to keep us safe. Some
terrible injuries -- and nearly 3,000 have given their lives.
their memory. We pray for their families. And we will never back
down from the
work they have begun.
We also honor those who toil day and night to keep our homeland
safe, and we are
giving them the tools they need to protect our people. We've created
Department of Homeland Security. We have torn down the wall that
enforcement and intelligence from sharing information. We've
at our airports and seaports and borders, and we've created new
monitor enemy bank records and phone calls. Thanks to the hard work
of our law
enforcement and intelligence professionals, we have broken up
terrorist cells in
our midst and saved American lives.
Five years after 9/11, our enemies have not succeeded in launching
attack on our soil, but they've not been idle. Al Qaeda and those
its hateful ideology have carried out terrorist attacks in more than
nations. And just last month, they were foiled in a plot to blow up
planes headed for the United States. They remain determined to
and kill our citizens -- and we are determined to stop them. We'll
give the men and women who protect us every resource and legal
need to do their jobs.
In the first days after the 9/11 attacks I promised to use every
national power to fight the terrorists, wherever we find them. One
strongest weapons in our arsenal is the power of freedom. The
freedom as much as they do our firepower. They are thrown into panic
sight of an old man pulling the election lever, girls enrolling in
families worshiping God in their own traditions. They know that
given a choice,
people will choose freedom over their extremist ideology. So their
answer is to
deny people this choice by raging against the forces of freedom and
This struggle has been called a clash of civilizations. In truth, it
struggle for civilization. We are fighting to maintain the way of
by free nations. And we're fighting for the possibility that good
people across the Middle East can raise up societies based on
tolerance and personal dignity.
We are now in the early hours of this struggle between tyranny and
the violence, some question whether the people of the Middle East
freedom, and whether the forces of moderation can prevail. For 60
doubts guided our policies in the Middle East. And then, on a bright
morning, it became clear that the calm we saw in the Middle East was
mirage. Years of pursuing stability to promote peace had left us
So we changed our policies, and committed America's influence in the
advancing freedom and democracy as the great alternatives to
With our help, the people of the Middle East are now stepping
forward to claim
their freedom. From Kabul to Baghdad to Beirut, there are brave men
risking their lives each day for the same freedoms that we enjoy.
And they have
one question for us: Do we have the confidence to do in the Middle
East what our
fathers and grandfathers accomplished in Europe and Asia? By
democratic leaders and reformers, by giving voice to the hopes of
decent men and
women, we're offering a path away from radicalism. And we are
enlisting the most
powerful force for peace and moderation in the Middle East: the
millions to be free.
Across the broader Middle East, the extremists are fighting to
prevent such a
future. Yet America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated
sometimes at the cost of thousands of good men in a single battle.
Roosevelt vowed to defeat two enemies across two oceans, he could
foreseen D-Day and Iwo Jima -- but he would not have been surprised
outcome. When Harry Truman promised American support for free
Soviet aggression, he could not have foreseen the rise of the Berlin
Wall -- but
he would not have been surprised to see it brought down. Throughout
America has seen liberty challenged, and every time, we have seen
triumph with sacrifice and determination.
At the start of this young century, America looks to the day when
the people of
the Middle East leave the desert of despotism for the fertile
liberty, and resume their rightful place in a world of peace and
look to the day when the nations of that region recognize their
resource is not the oil in the ground, but the talent and creativity
people. We look to the day when moms and dads throughout the Middle
East see a
future of hope and opportunity for their children. And when that
good day comes,
the clouds of war will part, the appeal of radicalism will decline,
and we will
leave our children with a better and safer world.
On this solemn anniversary, we rededicate ourselves to this cause.
has endured trials, and we face a difficult road ahead. Winning this
require the determined efforts of a unified country, and we must put
differences and work together to meet the test that history has
given us. We
will defeat our enemies. We will protect our people. And we will
lead the 21st
century into a shining age of human liberty.
Earlier this year, I traveled to the United States Military Academy.
I was there
to deliver the commencement address to the first class to arrive at
after the attacks of September the 11th. That day I met a proud mom
RoseEllen Dowdell. She was there to watch her son, Patrick, accept
commission in the finest Army the world has ever known. A few weeks
RoseEllen had watched her other son, James, graduate from the Fire
New York City. On both these days, her thoughts turned to someone
who was not
there to share the moment: her husband, Kevin Dowdell. Kevin was one
of the 343
firefighters who rushed to the burning towers of the World Trade
September the 11th -- and never came home. His sons lost their
father that day,
but not the passion for service he instilled in them. Here is what
says about her boys: "As a mother, I cross my fingers and pray all
the time for
their safety -- but as worried as I am, I'm also proud, and I know
would be, too."
Our nation is blessed to have young Americans like these -- and we
them. Dangerous enemies have declared their intention to destroy our
life. They're not the first to try, and their fate will be the same
as those who
tried before. Nine-Eleven showed us why. The attacks were meant to
bring us to
our knees, and they did, but not in the way the terrorists intended.
united in prayer, came to the aid of neighbors in need, and resolved
enemies would not have the last word. The spirit of our people is
the source of
America's strength. And we go forward with trust in that spirit,
our purpose, and faith in a loving God who made us to be free.
Thank you, and may God bless you.
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