Zionist Israeli occupation executed another young Palestinian Mohammed al-Kasbeh, 18-year-old, at Qalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem

This morning, Friday, occupation thugs shot the guy Mohammed right in the head in cold blood and left him to bleed to death.

Mohammed is the third brother of the martyrs Yasser and Samer al-Kasbeh who were martyred in 2001 in Qalandia camp, northern Occupied Jerusalem

- حـسـبـنـا الله ونـعـم الـوكـيـل, الله يـنـتـقـم مـنـهـم

July 3, 2015

This joyful and amazing boy is Muhammed Abu Khadier … A year has passed since Abu Khdeir was snatched from the street outside his house while he was going for Fajr prayer. The 16-year-old Palestinian was kidnapped, beaten and driven to a forest in Jerusalem, where he was forced to drink benzine and burned alive by Israeli settlers!

Just found out that Bernie Sanders was one of only 19 Senators who did NOT vote in favor of Senate Resolution 498, which was proposed and passed in the midst of Israel’s attack on Gaza in the summer of 2014.

Senate Resolution 498 called for the US Senate to:

  • Offer its unequivocal support to Israel and its right to defend itself for its survival
  • Condemn Hamas and its attacks against Israel
  • Call President Mahmoud Abbas to stop working with Hamas and to condemn the organization as well

I’m understanding more and more that the entire “Bernie is pro-Israel” statement is loaded with potentially false implications and it can mislead people into largely ignoring the reality of his voting record and public position.

1 Kings 18:21-39 (NASB)
Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people did not answer him a word. Then Elijah said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of the Lord, but Baal’s prophets are 450 men. Now let them give us two oxen; and let them choose one ox for themselves and cut it up, and place it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other ox and lay it on the wood, and I will not put a fire under it. Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord, and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” And all the people said, “That is a good idea.”

So Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one ox for yourselves and prepare it first for you are many, and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it.” Then they took the ox which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon saying, “O Baal, answer us.” But there was no voice and no one answered. And they leaped about the altar which they made. It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened.” So they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances until the blood gushed out on them. When midday was past, they raved until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice; but there was no voice, no one answered, and no one paid attention.

Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord which had been torn down. Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Israel shall be your name.” So with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord, and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures of seed. Then he arranged the wood and cut the ox in pieces and laid it on the wood. And he said, “Fill four pitchers with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.” And he said, “Do it a second time,” and they did it a second time. And he said, “Do it a third time,” and they did it a third time. The water flowed around the altar and he also filled the trench with water.

At the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and I have done all these things at Your word. Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that You, O Lord, are God, and that You have turned their heart back again.” Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God; the Lord, He is God.”

Op-Ed: Confronting Palestinian Privilege, by Ari Soffer

Palestinian privilege: when you can hide behind civilians, establish military bases and bunkers and rocket launchers in schools, mosques, hospitals and private homes - and still walk away guilt-free from the consequences of your actions.

Palestinian privilege: when your complaints about Jews building on land that was never yours in the first place elicit loud, vociferous headlines and cries of support - but if you shoot at an ambulance no one bats an eyelid.

Palestinian privilege: when you can shoot up a car full of innocent, unarmed civilians, coldly execute an innocent nature lover on a hike, cut off the heads of infant children or crush their little skulls with rocks, butcher innocent worshippers at prayer - and yet still your “cause” remains whiter than white, a cause celebre among the chic and the liberal.

Palestinian privilege: when your towns and villages are built atop the ruins of an ancient, indigenous Jewish civilization - some still carrying their original Hebrew names (Susyia, Hevron, Jerusalem, Bethlehem), or bastardized versions of them (Battir/Betar; Anata/Anatot; Beitin/Bet El; Beit Jalla/Gilo) - and yet you are still able to claim that those who came before you are “occupiers” while you are the “natives.”

Palestinian privilege: when massacres by your co-religionists committed against white Europeans or even other Muslims are called “terrorism,” but your acts of brutality against the Jew are merely “militant.”