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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
According to the Daily Caller:
Michael Oren Slams New York Times’ Anti-Israel ‘Lunacy’ In New Book
Israel’s former ambassador to the United States says there wasn’t enough time in the day to debunk all the anti-Israel “lunacy” published in The New York Times — so he just stopped trying.Michael Oren, the widely respected historian who served as Israeli ambassador to the U.S. from 2009 to 2012, blasts The New York Times in his soon-to-be released book, “Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide.”“Most malicious was the op-ed page of The New York Times, once revered as an interface of ideas, now sadly reduced to a sounding board for only one, which often excluded Israel’s legitimacy,” he writes. “The page’s contributors accused Israel of ethnic cleansing, brutal militarism, racism of several stripes, and even ‘pinkwashing’ — exploiting its liberal policy toward lesbians and gays to cover up its oppression of Palestinians.”“After a while, I simply gave up trying to debunk such lunacy,” he added. -more
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Sunday, June 28, 2015
The flood of bloodletting, terror attacks, kidnapping, and beheadings is beyond belief. We continue to search for rational explanations. Perhaps it's time to consider that humankind is in the grip of demonic posession? Are we too "scientific" to consider the existence of evil as a force? Has the behavior of "the nations" opened the door to demonic forces? Is the world possessed?
Friday, June 26, 2015
According to the Wall Street Journal:
The U.N.’s Israel Inquisition
Another skewed report that blames the Jewish state for war crimes.
June 24, 2015 7:22 p.m. ET
"U.N. reports on Israel sometimes remind us of the classic Monty Python sketch “Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!” with its screwball combination of comic ineptitude and malignant predictability. So it is with Monday’s inquisi—er, “Inquiry”—by the U.N. Human Rights Council on last summer’s war between Israel and its terrorist enemies in Gaza.The 183-page report, from former New York state Justice Mary McGowan Davis and Senegalese lawyer Doudou Diene, purports to be even-handed by citing both Israel and Hamas for possible war crimes and violations of international law. That’s something of an achievement for the Council, which has a lopsided record of condemning Israel and whose current members include Qatar, Russia and Venezuela.Yet the report is fundamentally an anti-Israel document. The bias begins with a preposterous claim that Israel continues to “occupy” Gaza, despite its 2005 withdrawal, on the theory that Israel has the capacity “to send troops within a reasonable time to make its power felt.” By that standard, the U.S. occupies Canada and the Bahamas. The report accuses Israel of using “disproportionate” force and targeting residential buildings, while playing down that Hamas made a point of operating from civilian areas as a shield against Israeli retaliation and to flaunt civilian casualties. It also indicts Israel by way of unconfirmed assumptions submitted as evidence of guilt, as in this gem:
“Given the absence of information suggesting in each case that the anticipated military advantage at the time of the [Israeli] attack was such that the expected civilian casualties and damage to the targeted and surrounding buildings were not excessive, there are strong indications that these attacks could be disproportionate, and therefore amount to a war crime."-more
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The story goes that a non-Jew came to the home of Hillel, and asked if the sage could recite the Bible while standing on one foot. Hillel's answer was "Love your neighbor as yourself, all else is commentary". Simple!The "Palestine Problem" is just as easy to explain in one simple sentence. "The Arabs still reject the UN's 1947 call for a Jewish State in Palestine." A third question is "How can we confront the cartoon war that has been launched against us, against the next generation, and against civilization itself?" The answer is just as simple. We must train our students in the tactics and techniques of cartoon advocacy and activism so that they can fight back.How? That's also simple. Just click on www.igg.me/at/drybones
I have received a number of inquiries about the recent attempt by Israel's Foreign Ministry to use a cartoon to get their view across. The GOOD news is that the Foreign Ministry is beginning to understand that activist cartoons are vital in the fight for public opinion. The BAD news is that this animated cartoon (which I've assembled into a print cartoon above) is a perfect example of how NOT to do it.So why would a student in the Dry Bones Academy receive a failing grade if he or she had produced the Foreign Ministry's cartoon?Let's begin with a description of the cartoon:
1: A foreign Journalist reporting from Gaza is blind to what's really happening behind and around him.
2: A "cool girl" hands him a pair of glasses.
3: He puts on the glasses, sees what's happening, clutches his heart, has a heart attack and collapses.
4, 5, and 6:The dramatic cartoon punch-line follows "Öpen Your Eyes." It is a direct and forceful message to the "viewer.Basic principles of successful activist cartooning
1. Target: Pick your "Target" audience.
2. Goal: Your goal should be a way to change, if only for a moment, the beliefs of your "Target" by cleverly slipping under their "defensive radar"
3. The Secret Sentence: The sentence that your cartoon will cause your "Target" to involuntarily say in his/her head (thus reaching your goal).How the Foreign Ministry Cartoon Fails
1. Target: The "Target" is the foreign press (as revealed by the punchline "open your eyes")
2. Goal: To change the beliefs of foreign reporters by cleverly slipping under their "defensive radar"???
3. The Secret Sentence: The sentence created in the mind of the foreign journalist is "the Israeli Foreign Ministry says I'm Stupid and Blind!"
1. Target: The foreign press
2. Goal: Use humor to change reporters' beliefs that their reports are believed
3. The Secret Sentence: The sentence created in the mind of the foreign journalist is "The public doesn't believe us anymore"
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
The bullies have taken over the Campuses.