The Jerusalem Post presents a poll to show who is for and against the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
“The poll was based on 1,000 face-to-face interviews conducted in Arabic between March 19 and April 10, and has a margin of error of 4%.”
“Historically speaking (and I mean up until the present day) there is no justification for this perception, and it can only have come about through a massive and prolonged public propaganda offensive on the part of those with a vested interest in creating and perpetuating it.
The historical record shows quite clearly that states, or those acting on behalf of the state, have been responsible for the vast majority of large-scale terrorist acts against civilians.”
Sat, 05 May 2012
In regard to my recent posts, I have just come across this little beauty.
‘ Dr. Guy Bechor: Egypt has not breached the peace treaty’
23 April 12 19:05, Adi Ben-Israel
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news – http://www.globes-online.com – on April 23, 2012
my recent post was the run down of what was expected by the military, mostly. This is the opinion of Dr. Guy Bechor, who heads the Middle East Division at the Lauder School of Government at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. And after taking a read, It makes me think a little more, how about you?
The gas issue which suddenly surfaced this week and advance warnings that Sinai Bedouin, Palestinian extremists — some from Gaza, and al Qaeda gangs were plotting terrorist attacks and protest acts for Israel’s 64th Independence Day on Thursday, April 26.
Their object: to whip up a storm to blow up the 1979 Egyptian-Israel peace accords.
Their plans entail sending terrorists across the Egyptian Sinai border for attacks on Israelis to generate Israeli military incursions into Egyptian territory in hot pursuit of the perpetrators.
This almost happened on April 5, after a Palestinian Popular Resistance Committees gang fired two Grad missiles at Eilat from Sinai. The IDF was about to send a small special force across into Sinai for the first time since the peace pacts were signed 33 years ago to waylay the missile team as it headed back to the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Barak Obama vetoed the incursion.
Section 8 of the peace accords strictly bind Egypt to maintain and honor the war memorials for the Israelis who fell in battle in Sinai. On Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers on the eve of its 64th independence day, Egyptian Islamists and Bedouin groups announced they would advance en masse on the Israeli memorials, erase the Israeli names of Israeli soldiers and fill in the names of Egyptian fallen men.
Egyptian military and security forces which have pretty much lost control of the situation, failing to guard the Israel sites are being counted on.
Only one IDF combat divisions currently guards the border. It too was only posted there after terrorists crossed in from Sinai on Aug. 26, 2011, attacked Eilat highway traffic and murdered eight Israelis.
And it was Chief of Staff Lt. Benny Gantz commented at the time that the border with Egypt was no longer a frontier of peace but of menace.
The Arabs once had a saying about the British: ‘Better to be their enemy, for that way they will try to buy you; for if you are their friend, they will most certainly sell you.’ For Iraq’s Christians it has proved to be sage advice.
It is a lesson learned by a 25-year-old engineering student Wissam Shamouy, an Assyrian Orthodox Christian from Bakhdida in Nineveh province, who fled after jihadis gave him a second warning: leave or die. Shamouy’s mother paid a Kurdish smuggler to take him to Turkey and from there he made his way to England because he spoke the language, and was told Britain helped with ‘humanity protection’.
Instead of receiving help as was promised, Wissam was arrested for arriving with false documents and imprisoned Wormwood Scrubs for 122 days.
‘I had never been in prison in Iraq,’ he says. ‘I lived with criminals, they were fighting in front of me, taking drugs. My mother didn’t know anything about me for three months, nobody did.’ (http://goo.gl/aQKoi)
Now, surviving on the generosity of other Iraq Christians of his church, Wissam Shamouy has no income support and has been waiting since last September for news of his case.
The exodus of the Christians from Iraq is the great ignored story of our age. Up to 1.4 million Christians lived in Iraq at the time of the US-led invasion, but just 400,000 remain, many of them elderly people who have used up their savings to pay for their children to escape. (http://goo.gl/sfu4n)
Since 2003, 950 Christians have been murdered, and more than 60 churches bombed, the worst incident being the massacre of 50 worshippers at Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad on October 31, 2010. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom recently warned that “the end of Christianity in Iraq” was approaching.
Within Iraq, there has been a steady flow north to the relative safety of Kurdistan, but they are not staying, for land is scarce, unemployment the norm and Christians are subject to “crime, mafia or militia”.
Assyrians have a historic enmity towards the Kurds, and do not want to be part of a Kurdish state. Yet Britain and other countries deport Christians to the “safe” Kurdish zone.
Iraqi Christians are connected to an ancient civilisation enriched by many layers of language, religion and culture. Islamisation is drawing a black veil over that rich, colourful history.
(This video post expresses the fears shared by the people of Spain feeling the pull of Islamic influence on their culture. )
Spain is feeling the pressures of possible Islamic domination
With the number of muslims increasing at least ten times within the last 20 years, Spain is slowly become under siege by Islamic people.
CBN News presents Platform Catalonia, Josep Anglada who says, “we in Catalonia and Spain consider it an invasion,
“We never said that we were against immigrants, but we want controlled immigration
“Muslim immigrants are not here to adapt, they’re here to conquer.”
In the 7th Century Muslim army’s conquered most of Spain calling it ‘AL ANDULUS’, it took seven hundred years for them to be completely expel, this only happening when Columbus founded ‘The New World’ they have returned now not as Spaniards, but as Muslims. A survey found 7-out-of-10 Muslims living in Spain consider themselves Muslim and no Spanish.
Residence have changed in City’s like Salt, where up to 40% of residence are Muslim, Spaniards are disappearing, in Yaiza their birth numbers are down whereas Muslim birth rates are at least twice the native birth rate. College students are leaving the City due to the certainty of 50% unemployment rates and the number of Muslims in Spain has increased ten times over the last 20 years.
CBN News presents, Salt City Councilwoman, Maria Osuna, she says
“when the first Muslim party presents itself all the Muslims will vote for it and we’ll all end up wearing headscarves.”
Mosques projects are being funded by radical Wahabis in Saudi Arabia, though the location of a mosque that had been planned on creating had an unexpected turn in events, someone had cursed the ground by placing a smeared pigs head that was cut in half in the on the building site; Muslims consider pigs to be impure and Islamic law forbids Mosques from being built on grounds soiled by pigs. Evidentially this lead to the push back of construction, and further in, the site was no longer candidate for use as a mosque location and another location was found.