US professor says journalists must not call jihad attacks on Israeli soldiers “terrorism”

Following Sunday’s truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem, an American academic took to Twitter to admonish journalists for calling “all acts of Arab violence terrorism,” when the target is Israeli soldiers.

Noura Erakat, assistant professor of international studies at George Mason University in Virginia and a Palestinian rights lawyer, wrote: “Journos, pundits show true colors when they [do this]. Don’t get it twisted. #Jerusalem.”

Calling it “irresponsible to elide distinction bw civilians & soldiers,” Erakat — the founder of the online magazine Jadaliyya, which focuses on the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — also criticized a Wall Street Journal headline that read: “Truck plows into pedestrians in Jerusalem, killing four.”

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Paris Conference in Paris and Inevitable Challenges

Beyond the Cusp

Tomorrow, Sunday January 15, 2017, will be a date that will start the cause of infamy when seventy nations convene in Paris, France to craft the future war in the Middle East. The organizers of this confab have already met with Mahmoud Abbas and his terrorist supporters and carefully created the closest they dare go in granting the Arab Palestinian Authority their wildest desires, the end of Israel. They will give the Arab world the one item they have hoped for ever since they fought the June 5 – 10, 1967, Six Day War; a redo from the original borders. The seventy nations will include the United States which will be represented by President Short Term Barack Obama’s puppet and lackey, Secretary of State Kerry who was instrumental in meeting with Abbas in Nablus to craft the finalization of the formation of a new Arab nation named Palestine cut from…

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It is All a Debate of Dates (Part II)

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Part 1

The Arabs refuse to recognize anything anywhere in the world where their feet have tread should ever be ruled by any others and must remain an Arab Waqf for all eternity. This is why in many Arab countries a map of the world does not contain the nation of Spain and instead shows a nation named Andalusia. This name was what the Moors who conquered Spain used to name that area and that was the name until 1492 when Ferdinand and Isabella who reconquered Spain for the Church and initiated the infamous Inquisition. This warring between Christianity and Islam had continued for centuries with the most famous were the Crusades to return the Holy Lands for Christianity with their emphasis on Jerusalem and secondary targets of Nazareth and Bethlehem. The Muslim conquests had reached from Spain into France being turned at the battle of Tours. The invasions in…

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It is All a Debate of Dates (Part I)

Beyond the Cusp

The entirety of the debate over Judea and Samaria depends on the date which one believes the entire argument began. Was that date October 6–25, 1973; June 5 – 10, 1967; May 15, 1948; November 29, 1947; November 20, 1922; August 10, 1920; April 25, 1920; November 2, 1917; or is the only date that really matters, 1000 BCE when David and the united Tribes of Israel declared their state and set Jerusalem as their eternal Capital City. These dates refer to things as diverse as the length of the Six Day War, the Yom Kippur War, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) division of what had been promised to be indivisible, the birth day of the State of Israel, the various treaties from World War I many of which were instrumental in the formation of the Mandate System and going back to the capture of the city of Jerusalem and…

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World Demands to Make Peace on Israel’s Grave

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Russia has been pressing since this past summer to host a meeting between Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu but the specifics have proven difficult at best. President Obama and his Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry have demanded their right to force a peace on Israel with borders which all but guarantee the next Arab Israeli war using the Hamas tactic of rockets fired over the border and then claiming Israel started the war when they finally attack to end the destruction. The United Nations and its various Agencies and Commissions as well as its NGO’s (Non-governmental Organizations) which many are financed almost completely by some varied combination of the European Union, the United Nations, European governments, the United States, George Soros and other actors, and leading from among the European countries who wish to force Israel to surrender to any and all Arab demands…

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Crushing Truck Terror in Jerusalem

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Truck ramming terrorism returns to where such first found targets, Israel. On the promenade in the Amon Hanatziv neighborhood in Jerusalem where soldiers were getting off a bus, a truck rammed into the crowd on Sunday killing four and wounded seventeen (disturbing video below). The attack could have been far worse if not for the timely acts of a civilian security guard/guide who shot the terrorist as he was turning the truck for a second ramming. Quoting an interview printed in the Jerusalem Post, they reported,
Security guard and tour guide Eitan Rund told Army Radio that after the truck drove into the crowd, “I saw the truck go in reverse, and then I realized that it wasn’t an accident. I ran toward him [the driver] and emptied my whole clip. He drove backward and onto the wounded again. They were motionless, some wounded and some scared. It…

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Gender Confusion

A language teacher was explaining to her class that in French, nouns unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine.

‘”House” in French, is feminine – “la maison”, while “pencil” in French is masculine – “le crayon.”‘
 
One puzzled student asked, “What gender is a computer?” The teacher thought it would be a good exercise to have the students decide what they thought the gender should be.
 
So she split the class into two groups appropriately enough, by gender and asked them to decide whether “computer” should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Both groups were required to give four reasons for their recommendation.
The men’s group decided that computer should definitely be of the feminine gender (“la computer”), because:
 
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
 
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
 
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later review. 
 
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you constantly find yourself spending more money on accessories for it.
 
The women’s group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine “le computer”) because:
 
1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on. 

 
2. They have a lot of data but still can’t think for themselves.
 
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
 
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer you could have gotten a better model!