Steven Hayward contributor to PowerlineBlog.com: There’s a great book yet to be written about the full scope of destruction purposely wrought by Barack Obama’s presidency. Many of the deepest divisions and identity-based hatreds of the moment accelerated markedly during his two terms, and he usually inflamed them deliberately, but always subtly, so as not to leave clear fingerprints.
Republican Jewish Coalition: “At a time when morality, international law, and the welfare of our chief ally in the Middle East all demand that we stand with Israel, full stop, Barack Obama says it’s complicated. It’s not. Hamas attacks civilians; Hamas takes hostages; Hamas uses Gazans as human shields; Hamas steals humanitarian supplies; Hamas builds terrorism tunnels instead of bomb shelters, or schools, or houses. Hamas is to blame for the current war. The U.S. should be fully behind Israel as it seeks to end Hamas’s capability to harm Israelis and Gazans alike. But instead, when Israel faces a barbaric attack from Hamas, Obama blames Israel. It is Barack Obama who is complicit in the death and suffering over the last month in Israel and Gaza. His policies and those of President Joe Biden put billions of dollars into Iranian coffers, money used to fund and train Hamas and other terrorist groups whose stated goals are the destruction of Israel and the annihilation of Jews. Obama’s attempt to dilute his own culpability in this situation doesn’t change the facts.”
Melanie Phillips is a British journalist and author: Now we know that the agenda of Hamas and of Iran is very clear genocide; to destroy Israel, wipe out Jews, and from then, wipe out Christians and all unbelievers. We know that because they say so. But what’s been revealed by what’s happened is something much broader and much more concerning. It is, in short, a civilizational crisis. The depravity that we have seen in Israel at the hands of Hezbollah, of Hamas and beyond them, Iran. That depravity has put down roots in Britain, in Europe, in America, in Australia, throughout the West. What we’re seeing in Israel is a war against the Jews. And behind that war, we can see revealed on our streets, is a war against the West from within. We have a monster in our midst that has been encouraged, ignored, enthused, and now we can see it having emerged.
Lt. Col. Allen West (retired) contributor to TownHall.com: “If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it is all because your tactics suck” — 1stSgt (Ret) Jim Reisinger (USMC). The quote above is probably one of the most profound maxims I learned in my service to the nation in uniform. I also carry it with me to this day. Engaging with your enemy is not about having a fair or proportionate contest; it is about crushing them and their will. Austrian General Carl Von Clausewitz asserted, “War is the imposition of your will upon the enemy.”
Kurt Schlichter contributor to TownHall,com: . . . the Senate shouldn’t be doing mass promotions of very senior officers in the first place. They need to be vetted closely, questioned harshly, and often rejected as totally inadequate for the job at hand.
Natan Sharansky contributor to Tablet Magazine: If there is to be a future for America in America, it is time to step up in defense of its core values, and in this American Jews can play an important role. Let us start with a March of One Million: students, parents, Jewish organizations, and allies coming together in support of academic freedom and against a primitive ideology that silences truth and justifies murderous rampages as a form of liberation. We have done this before: In 1987, hundreds of thousands of Jews marched to Washington, D.C., to support their brethren in the Soviet Union, chanting the slogan “Let my people go.” In 2002, thousands rallied in front of the U.S. Capitol in opposition to terrorism and support for the Jewish state. Only this time we will be fighting not only for our own people, but for America as well—for the values it represents and for its continued role as a beacon of light around the world.
John Hinderaker contributor to PowerLineBlog.com: The root cause of the violence we have seen in Israel and Gaza over the past month is the sick culture that prevails in Gaza. Jew-hatred is the only value in that culture, and terror its only product.
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL THE SECOND AMENDMENT
Hawkins: House, Senate Democrats Push Background Checks for Ammo Purchases
Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are pushing legislation to require background checks for ammunition purchases. They are joined by other Democrats, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). The Democrats are pushing the Ammunition Modernization and Monitoring Oversight Act, or AMMO Act for short. In addition to requiring background checks for ammo purchases, Redstate noted the Act would also limit the number of rounds law-abiding citizens can buy over a five-day period and mandate that ammo dealers get a license separate from the Federal Firearms License (FFL) required for gun sales. […] In addition to the above-mentioned aspects of the Ammo Act, it should be noted that it would also ban out-of-state ammunition purchases. This means the legislation would put a national policy in place that is already in place in gun-controlled California.
(H/T CFP) Fogleman: Seventh Circuit Upholds Illinois ‘Assault Weapon,’ Magazine Bans
A three-judge panel for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a lower court decision blocking the gun bans after finding that the state and local governments “have a strong likelihood of success” in defending the law on constitutional grounds. In a 2-1 decision, the judges said that semi-automatic AR-15s and the magazines that come standard with them are not “arms” protected by the Second Amendment because they are “indistinguishable” from fully-automatic machine guns like the M16.
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Boyd: Flagstaff City Council Threatened With Lawsuit Over Ban On Arizona Shooting Range’s Airport Ads
The Flagstaff, Arizona City Council that barred a local shooting range owner from taking out ads in the city’s airport, as he’s done for years, is now plotting a policy proposal that could permanently ban the licensed federal firearms dealer from marketing his business to tourists. “It’s especially frustrating for us because it’s not a Second Amendment issue, it’s strictly a First Amendment issue,” Timberline Firearms & Training Founder and Owner Rob Wilson told The Federalist. The Navy veteran founded Timberline, a “full service, retail store, training facility and indoor and outdoor shooting range,” in 2018 with his wife Elise. By 2019, Wilson decided to tap into Flagstaff’s booming tourist market by taking out space for a video advertisement that runs on a 60-second loop in the lagstaff Pulliam Airport’s baggage claim “during peak tourist season.”
Read more/Watch the 11 second ad: https://thefederalist.com/2023/11/06/flagstaff-city-council-threatened-with-lawsuit-over-ban-on-arizona-shooting-ranges-airport-ads/
BIDEN CRIME FAMILY
Devine: America is tired of Joe and Hunter Biden ‘weaponizing addiction’ as a get-out-of-jail-free card
People have been sympathetic and indulgent towards Hunter Biden all his life — and maybe that’s part of his problem. Only a heart of stone could fail to ache for the little injured boy who lost his mother and baby sister in a car accident, who was used as a wan, bandaged prop by his power-hungry father for a campaign photograph at his hospital bedside that has underpinned Joe Biden’s political career ever since. But at 53 it’s time to grow up. Hunter’s self-pitying op-ed in USA Today was ridiculous. It was a transparent attempt at misdirection as congressional investigators close in on his father’s financial involvement in the family’s corrupt influence peddling scheme. […] Hunter’s self-pitying op-ed in USA Today was ridiculous. It was a transparent attempt at misdirection as congressional investigators close in on his father’s financial involvement in the family’s corrupt influence peddling scheme.
Schreckinger: Fresh revelations contradict Joe Biden’s sweeping denials on Hunter
Of the many disputes that followed the leaking of Hunter Biden’s laptop contents, one of the thorniest has been the case of the April 2015 dinner at Cafe Milano. Emails from the cache suggested that Hunter Biden hosted a dinner in a private room at the tony Washington restaurant that included both his father and an executive from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which had appointed Hunter Biden to its board. An email from the executive, dated immediately following the dinner, thanked Hunter Biden for the chance to meet his father. As the media litigated the controversy, the White House insisted, in increasingly forceful terms, that no meeting between Biden and the executive had occurred. In October 2021, a year after the dinner became a matter of national controversy, a POLITICO article mentioning it prompted an email response from a White House spokesperson reiterating and extending denials that Biden had met the Ukrainian executive, Vadym Pozharskyi.
BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP & HIS FORMER TRUMP EMPLOYEES, SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF
Gershman: An Angry Trump Has Watched His Civil-Fraud Trial. Now He Will Star In It.
Donald Trump is expected to take the witness stand Monday in a Manhattan civil-fraud trial that has featured increasingly charged exchanges between the former president’s lawyers and a judge who could cripple his business empire. Away from cameras and under oath, the 2024 Republican presidential front-runner is expected to face questioning about how his company calculated his net worth and the worth of his assets as it sought hundreds of millions of dollars in loans. Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges Trump for years inflated his worth by billions of dollars to secure unfair financial advantages. […] State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron has slapped Trump with multiple fines for violating a gag order, branded him a liar in court and issued a pretrial ruling that, unless overturned, could prevent Trump from doing business in New York. […] Trump’s legal team has joined him in complaining about the clerk, prompting Engoron on Friday to expand his gag order to cover the lawyers, barring them from making comments about the judge’s communications with his staff.
Ingraham Angle: Jonathan Turley: The gag order is unconstitutional
Watch the 5:09 minute interview: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6340465658112
DNYUZ: Steve Bannon to Find Out His Prison Fate
Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and a top Donald Trump ally, is set to discover whether his appeal over his contempt of Congress conviction will be successful. Bannon was sentenced to four months in jail in October 2022 after he was convicted of two counts of contempt in connection to his failure to abide by a congressional subpoena issued to him by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack.
TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE DOOM MYTH: GLOBALIST POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ACCUMULATE MORE POWER & CONTROL
Bergman: Elon Musk: Green Agenda Is a ‘Death Cult’
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has warned the public that the globalist green agenda is a “death cult” disguised as environmentalism. Musk issued the warning during an interview with popular podcaster Joe Rogan earlier this week. Rogan asked Musk what had prompted him to buy Twitter.
Musk replied that he wanted to reverse social media’s “corrosive effect on civilization.” He talked about the “zombie apocalypse” of downtown San Francisco where X is based. […] The comments from Musk come after Democrat President Joe Biden’s “Climate Czar” John Kerry gave a disturbing anti-human speech.
As Slay News reported, Kerry declared that the greatest “threat” facing planet Earth is “humanity itself.” […] During his speech, Kerry underscored his globalist anti-human agenda by declaring: “So now, humanity is inexorably threatened by humanity itself.”
Read more/Watch the 2:09 minute video: https://slaynews.com/news/elon-musk-green-agenda-death-cult/
Pope: The Green Energy Industry Just Had An Absolutely Brutal Week
The past week has been marked by worrying developments for the state of the green energy industry, suggesting that President Joe Biden’s sweeping climate agenda could be imperiled. […] Under Biden’s leadership, the federal government has heavily subsidized the offshore wind developments, primarily via the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), in a bid to have the industry provide enough power to source electricity for 10 million American homes by 2030. The state of the industry is so dire that numerous energy market experts told the DCNF that a government bailout for the industry may be just around the corner.
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CANDIDATES
WND News Service: WATCH: GOP presidential candidate destroys news anchor on Trump bias
In an interview on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy took CNN’s Jim Acosta head-on in a tense exchange. The main contention was around former President Trump’s remarks in which he referred to the January 6 rioters as “hostages.” Acosta began by bringing up the subject of a recent rally in Texas where Trump had the national anthem performed by some of the January 6 protesters. He asked Ramaswamy’s opinion on the use of the term “hostages” by Trump to describe the prisoners of the January 6 events. “Do you agree with Trump that January 6 prisoners are hostages?” Acosta asked.
Ramaswamy replied by insisting that the peaceful protesters from January 6 should not be imprisoned, painting the situation as a manifestation of a dual standard of justice in the country. “I think many peaceful protesters on January 6 should absolutely not be in prison,” said Ramaswamy, adding, “We have a dual standard of justice in this country. One standard applied, Antifa and BLM rioters for the prior two years.”
Read more/Watch the 34 second video: https://www.wnd.com/2023/11/watch-gop-presidential-candidate-destroys-cnn-anchor-trump-bias/
Hemingway: The ‘Inflection Point’ For DeSantis’ Campaign Woes Isn’t What He Thinks
If DeSantis is trying to get his campaign back on track, he should understand how his own comments have made him less attractive to voters.
REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY
Ballasy: In Bipartisan Vote, House Passes Bill Imposing Sanctions on Refineries That Process Iranian Oil
The Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum Act, or SHIP Act, also would revoke visas of foreign nationals in the U.S. who help the Iranian government export its oil. The final vote was 342-69. The no votes came from 68 Democrats and one Republican, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky. “We won’t tolerate actions that champion terrorism and threaten our safety,” said Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas.
REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATE MINORITY
Daily Wire News: Top U.S. Senators Warn Military Will Strike Iran Under Two Conditions
Top U.S. Senators said over the weekend that they are introducing a bipartisan resolution calling for military strikes against Iran if its terror proxies in the Middle East kill any U.S. soldiers or if Hezbollah opens up a second front against Israel. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) made the remarks during a CNN interview Sunday morning with Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”
Forbes Breaking News: ‘That’s What You Said!’: Kennedy Confronts Judicial Nom About Letter Calling To Release Prisoners
Watch the 7:09 minute hearing exchange: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01FrqRhdkqo
Forbes Breaking News: BREAKING NEWS: Ted Cruz Ruthlessly Confronts Nominee Over Controversial Letter—Reads It To Her Face
At today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled Sarah French Russell, nominee to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, about a letter she wrote at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch the 7:04 minute hearing exchange: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf9r-3RidAQ
Schlichter: Salute to Senator Tommy Tuberville
Just when conservatives seem bereft of heroes, Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama comes along. He’s doing something that Washington just hates, taking a principled stand in support of a principled position that’s more than just a mere pose. He’s actually imposing a cost on liberal posturing, and it’s driving not only the Democrats but some establishment Republicans up the wall. We should back his play and help the Coach bring it in for the big win. Basically, Senator Tuberville simply refuses to play ball. What happened is that Biden’s puppet masters – Biden makes no decisions himself beyond choosing between watching “Matlock” and “Murder, She Wrote” reruns – told its bemedaled lackeys at the Pentagon to start subsidizing abortion tourism. It’s an unlawful expenditure, but it’s really, really important to the administration that every part of the government be all in on killing babies, including the part of the government that should be all in on killing our enemies but is now mostly concerned with talking about white rage, forcing people to take vaccines they don’t need, and facilitating drag queen story hours. Senator Tuberville asked the Pentagon to stop doing this illegal thing. The Pentagon refused. So Senator Tuberville refused to agree to unanimous consent to pass, en masse, senior military promotions.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE U.S. MILITARY
Eastman: Air Force and Space Force Raise Their Maximum Enlistment Age to 42
Over the course of the Biden administration, our team has covered the collapse of military recruitment numbers in the wake of woke policies and useless covid vaccine mandates. The U.S. military has become less attractive as a career option for the type of men and women who would typically be inclined to serve. The Air Force and Space Force have responded by raising the maximum enlistment age to 42 years.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Nazar: Islamic Republic Defense Minister: U.S. ‘Will Be Hit Hard’ if No Ceasefire in Gaza
“Our advice to the Americans is to immediately stop the war in Gaza and implement a ceasefire, otherwise, they will be hit hard,” Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani said. The remarks by Ashtiani come as prominent members of the Islamic regime in Tehran have praised Hamas for its terrorist attack against Israel, vowing to support the group. “The Iranian leadership is trying to deter the U.S. and Israeli actions against Hamas through these statements,” said Jason Brodsky, policy director at United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI).
Zaks; Turkey recalls envoy to Israel, ‘writes off’ Netanyahu
Turkey said Saturday it was recalling its ambassador to Israel and breaking off contacts with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in protest at the bloodshed in Gaza. Ankara announced the decisions on the eve of what promises to be a difficult visit to Turkey by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Palestinian ally Turkey had been mending torn relations with Israel until last month’s start of the Israel-Hamas war. Ankara hardened its tone against both Israel and its Western supporters — particularly the United States — as the fighting escalated and the death toll among Palestinian civilians soared.
Tawil: A ‘Humanitarian Pause’ – To Save the Terrorist Group Hamas?!
- A pause or a ceasefire would allow Hamas to regroup and prepare new attacks against Israelis.
- On November 4, Hamas took advantage of a humanitarian window of opportunity… and carried out attacks with mortar fire and anti-tank missiles against Israelis.
- On November 4, however, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, to his credit and that of the Biden administration, rebuffed calls for a ceasefire, as “such a halt right now would only allow Palestinian militant group Hamas to regroup and attack Israel again.” The next day, however, Blinken continued his calls for “humanitarian pauses” — which Hamas would also use to prepare new attacks.
- The Biden administration should be denouncing Hamas for forcing Palestinians — about whom it cares so deeply that it shoots at them to prevent them from fleeing to safety — to die as human shields in its genocidal war to slaughter Israelis and destroy Israel.
Kent: U.N. Issues Call for More Funds to Back $1.2 Billion Donation to Gaza
AP reports spokesperson Jens Laerke of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the current appeal, launched Oct. 12, for $297 million has been only about one-quarter funded. The Biden administration is leading the way with a donation of $24 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars.
The U.S. contributions to date have already been criticised as potentially going directly into the hands of Hamas terrorist organization
MakoII: EXCLUSIVE: Iranian group puts up recruitment posters for suicide bombers willing to attack targets in Israel
A hard-line Iranian group has been actively recruiting potential suicide bombers for operations in Israel, images seen by MailOnline reveal. The group responsible for this recruitment drive, Hezbollah, different from the Lebanese militant group with the same name, has initiated a campaign in the southeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, a significant place in Shia Islam. Posters featuring calls for ‘martyrdom’ have appeared on the streets of Mashhad, imploring residents to submit their personal details for consideration. These posters declare, ‘It’s time for Jihad,’ and seek individuals to join a ‘special battalion of martyr seekers for Palestine.’
Richard: US military deploys nuclear-powered submarine in Middle East
The United States military has deployed a nuclear-powered submarine to the Middle East in a show of deterrence against further escalation. The vessel comes as the Israel-Hamas war nears the one-month mark. Israel declared war after Hamas-led forces slaughtered 1,400 people during a surprise attack in Israel on Oct. 7. U.S. Central Command provided no additional details in a statement Sunday, though it posted an image that appeared to show an Ohio-class submarine in Egypt’s Suez Canal near its Suez Canal Bridge.
Martel: Turkey: Police Tear Gas Pro-Hamas Mob Trying to Storm Airbase Housing U.S. Troops
Police near the Incirlik Air Base in Adana, Turkey, used tear gas and water cannons on Sunday to prevent a pro-Hamas Islamist mob from storming the facility that houses U.S. troops. The mob was an offshoot of a protest against America and Israel — and in favor of the jihadist terrorist organization Hamas — convened by the Turkish Islamist Group the “IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation.” IHH convened what it called a “Freedom Convoy for Palestine” on Sunday to coincide with, and protest against, a visit by American Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Turkey this weekend.
Horowitz: Islamic Nazis
They’re shouting their goals from the rooftops. Quiz: What is the difference between Hitler’s Nazis and Palestinian supporters of Fatah and Hamas? Both are national socialists, both have embraced the totalitarian oppressors of their respective peoples and elected them whenever they were given the chance. Both are driven by a demonic hatred to exterminate the Jews. Both deploy “Big Lies” to justify their malignant cause. Answer: The main difference is that Hitler hid the “Final Solution” – the extermination of the Jews – because he feared that Germany’s citizens were too civilized to embrace such an inhuman and evil cause. By contrast every Palestinian leader has stated their intentions clearly, written them in their covenants and visions of a Palestine without Jews, boasted of their massacres of innocents down to the cradle, and even shouted them from the rooftops. Why is this so? German Nazis were pagans. The genocidal goals of the Palestinian Nazis are religious in origin, emanating from the mouth of the prophet Mohammed himself. […] In the war between barbarism and civilization, the civilized are often inclined to present the enemy as not as a bad as he seems. The President of Israel recently claimed “The Hamas attack does not represent Islam.” a statement reminiscent of George Bush’s claim that the 9/11 attackers were Muslim imposters. Robert Spencer, the leading expert on Islamic jihad, had this conversation-ending response to the Israeli president’s remark: “Gee, that’s swell. Where are the Muslim leaders saying it?
Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/islamic-nazis/
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
Hayward: OBAMA’S SUBTLE TACTICS OF DIVISION
He’s at it again with his latest comments about the Israel-Hamas war. There’s quite a contrast between his bromides and cliches here and the more straightforward clarity of Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi—amazing as it may be that they actually get things mostly right. Watch all three minutes of this and see if you can tease out where Obama really stands (and Inez’s commentary here is exactly right): . . . […] Contrast Obama with Gemany’s vice chancellor Robert Habeck, who is from the Green Party. The leader of the Green Party getting it right while Obama obfuscates tells you all you need to know: . . .
Read more/Watch the two short videos: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/11/obamas-subtle-tactics-of-division.php
VandeHei & Allen: Behind the Curtain: Tearing apart Democrats
No issue threatens to break President Biden’s fragile Democratic coalition like Israel’s response to the Hamas terrorist attack. Why it matters: Infighting is spreading, slowly but meaningfully, at every layer of the Democratic Party over Biden’s full-throated support of Israel. It runs much deeper than college campus protests or caustic comments from elected officials. Step back and survey the split: Many liberal Jews are furious that so many progressive Democrats aren’t more outraged by the slaughter of family and friends back in Israel. Some are threatening to leave the party. Pro-Palestinian Democrats are outraged at the rising death tolls in Gaza made possible by Biden’s posture.
Matthews: ‘Hamasurrection’ – Anti-Israel Rioters Assault White House, Scale Gates, Deface American Monuments
“Are they going to the DC gulag for solitary confinement and will the FBI be raiding their homes for years while the DOJ prosecutes them endlessly? Or will they be let off like Antifa and BLM?” – Rep Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) Undoubtedly, the photos and videos that came out of Washington, D.C. Saturday evoked memories of 1939 for many in America especially in the Jewish community as pro-Hamas demonstrators took to the streets to call for “intifada” and accuse President Joe Biden, as Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) did Friday, of genocide because of his stated support for Israel. As you can see from clips earlier in the day Saturday, it was a large crowd – and one that would get far more incendiary as the day wore on:
Ingraham Angle: Stephen Miller: This has nothing to do with saving lives let alone America’s national security interesta First Legal founder Stephen Miller and Seattle radio host Jason Rantz discuss how some Democrats are abandoning Israel to appease radical base
America First Legal founder Stephen Miller and Seattle radio host Jason Rantz discuss how some Democrats are abandoning Israel to appease radical base.
Watch the 6:39 minute interview: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6340454489112
A DOUBLE STANDARD
VDH: The Mindset of Our Anti-Semites
Are there campus groups organizing against Turkey on behalf of the displaced Cypriots? After being slaughtered and expelled, are the Cypriots a cause celebre in academia? Do the “refugee” cities of southern Cyprus resemble Jenin or Jericho? For that matter, how about the 12 million German civilians who between 1945-50 were expelled, and mostly walked back from, East Prussia and parts of Eastern Europe, some with Prussian roots going back a millennium and more. Perhaps 1 million died during the expulsions. Are any current survivors still “refugees?” If so, are they organizing for war to get back “occupied” “Danzig” and “Königsberg” for Germany? So why does the world damn Israel and romanticize the Palestinians in a way it does not with any other “refugee” group? […] . . .did protestors mass in the second term of Barrack Obama when he focused on Predator drone missions inside Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen to go after Islamic terrorists who deliberately target civilians? At the time, the hard-left New York Times found the ensuing “collateral damage” in civilian deaths merely “troubling.” No matter—Obama persisted, insisting as he put it, “Let’s kill the people who are trying to kill us.” Note Obama did not expressly say the terrorists in Pakistan or Yemen were killing Americans, but “trying” to kill Americans. For him, that was, quite properly, enough reason “to kill” the potential assassins of Americans. What would the Harvard President today say of Benjamin Netanyahu saying just that about Hamas? We have no idea how many women, children, and elderly were in the general vicinity of a targeted terrorist in Pakistan or Yemen when an American drone missile struck. Then CIA Director John Brennan later admitted that he had lied under oath (with zero repercussions), when he testified to Congress that there was no collateral damage in drone targeted assassinations.
THE WAR IN ISRAEL
Horowitz: Day 30 of the war: Where it began and where it will end
IDF has entered arguably the biggest military fortress ever built. The faster it operates, the more soldiers, and noncombatants, are likely to die. But how much time does it have? Hamas’s October 7 slaughter of 1,400 people inside Israel did not happen in a vacuum, say Israel’s critics from UN Secretary-General Guterres on down, seeking to place the worst assault on Jews since the Holocaust in a context that blames Israel for the massacre of its own people and, by extension, thwart Israel’s efforts to prevent a recurrence. Indeed, October 7 did not come out of nowhere. It began with the War of Independence, or rather the war declared on nascent Israel aimed at preventing its independence or cutting it very short. It continued through a series of conventional wars, relentless terrorism that reached a peak with the Second Intifada, and the ongoing campaigns that utilize lawfare to demonize Israel and attempt to destroy its legitimacy.
Richards: UN urges Gaza ceasefire while funding anti-Israel propaganda, ignoring human rights abusers
The UN passed a resolution which called for an immediate ceasefire without explicitly condemning the Hamas attacks. Israeli Ambassador Gilad Menashe Erdan said that the U.N. “no longer holds even one ounce of legitimacy or relevance.” The global body that was created to encourage peace in a turbulent world is facing harsh criticism after it could not muster the votes to condemn one of the most heinous acts of terrorism in modern history. The United Nations General Assembly voted against a resolution amendment last week that would have unequivocally rejected and condemned the Oct. 7 terrorist attack by Hamas against Israeli civilians.
Spencer: “I Saw that Allah Had Sent Me the Jewish Woman and I Understood that I Had to Kill Her”
Every day seems to bring fresh evidence of just how savage and demonic Hamas really is. On Friday, video surfaced of IDF soldiers entering the Nova music festival in southern Israel in the aftermath of Hamas’ massacre there. Be warned: the video shows the dead bodies of numerous young Israelis whom the jihadis murdered in their pursuit of another genocide of the Jewish people. As such evidence of Hamas’ inhumanity comes to light, however, their motivations remain obscure to most people. Even now, nearly a quarter-century after 9/11, people in the West have trouble believing that someone could ruthlessly murder people and think he is serving the supreme being. And so studying the testimony of another jihadi can be illuminating. […] Irafaiya said happily: “The murder is the best and most important thing I’ve done in my life. If she had stayed alive, it would have meant that I failed in what I planned and failed in my mission. It was the best feeling I’ve felt in my life.” He had planned his murder carefully, although he did short in his goal of killing many Jews, not just one: “I planned to enter Jerusalem and murder Jews. I wanted to kill several Jews and not one, but when I was there I saw that Allah had sent me the Jewish woman and I understood that I had to kill her. This was the fate to which Allah had summoned me.” Irafaiya also revealed that he had bought a kippah so as to disguise himself as a Jew. According to another hadith, Muhammad said, “War is deceit.”
Saavedra: Hamas Terrorists Committing War Crimes By Using Ambulances In Gaza
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck an ambulance inside Gaza late this week after discovering that it was being used to transport Hamas terrorists on the battlefield, which is a violation of the international rules of war. “A Hamas terrorist cell was identified using an ambulance. In response, an IDF aircraft struck and neutralized the Hamas terrorists, who were operating within the ambulance,” the IDF said in a statement. “We emphasize that this area in Gaza is a war zone. Civilians are repeatedly called upon to evacuate southward for their own safety.”
MEMRI: Egyptian Journalists: Hamas Is A Terror Organization Bent On Destroying Israel And The Jews; Its October 7 Attack Involved ISIS-Like War Crimes
Journalist Sahar Al-Ga’ara came out strongly against Hamas, accusing it of war crimes and comparing it to ISIS. She warned against Palestinian refugees immigrating to Sinai and hinted that some of the ISIS operatives who have appeared in Sinai and Egypt in the recent years are Gazan Palestinians. She wrote: “…Every time Hamas has entered into a conflict with Israel, or vice versa, Egypt has been involved in the diplomatic efforts [to reach] a ceasefire and [extend] humanitarian aid, and in rebuilding Gaza after it had once again been destroyed over the heads of our [Palestinian] brothers. “Hamas did not consult with the PA, or with Egypt, before launching Operation Al-Aqsa Flood. Launching this attack under the slogan of legitimate resistance, it perpetrated every kind of war crime, thus exempting Israel from accountability for shedding Palestinian blood, and causing the U.S. and the West to green-light all of Israel’s criminal actions… such as cutting off Gaza’s water and power supply and withholding humanitarian aid. “The only thing we can do now is ask, what does Hamas seek to achieve with this regional war…? Is it trying to implement the Deal of the Century and [establish] an alternative [Palestinian] state on Egyptian [soil, i.e., in Sinai] by having [the Gazans] collectively emigrate to our country? Or is this an act of collective suicide bereft of any benefit or definite goal?
Goodkind: Benjamin Netanyahu suspends Israeli right-wing minister who suggested dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza in astonishing remark during radio interview
The far-right minister told Israel’s Kol Barama radio that ‘there are no non-combatants in Gaza,’ adding that providing humanitarian aid to the Strip would constitute ‘a failure.’ When asked if – since there are no non-combatants in his view – a nuclear attack to ‘kill everyone’ on the Gaza Strip is an option, Eliyahu replied: ‘That’s one way’. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office quickly responded to the minister’s remarks, issuing a statement in which it described them as ‘disconnected from reality,’ adding that Israel and the IDF are acting in accordance with international law in order to avoid harm to non-combatants.
Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12712331/Benjamin-Netanyahu-suspends-Israeli-right-wing-minister-suggested-dropping-nuclear-bomb-Gaza-astonishing-remark-radio-interview-government-meetings-notice.html
Amalaraj: ‘This madness cannot continue – this war has to stop’: Benjamin Netanyahu defies Gaza ceasefire plea from Pope and Middle East leaders as Gaza City is circled by Israeli military after another night of heavy bombings by the IDF
Fires engulfed whole buildings in the Gaza Strip as the IDF carried on its bombardment campaign, as the Israeli PM told IDF troops at the Ramon air force base in southern Israel that war would only stop when Hamas was completely destroyed. ‘Our enemies misjudged us. There will be no ceasefire without the return of the hostages,’ Netanyahu said. ‘This should be completely removed from the lexicon. We say this to our friends and to our enemies. We will simply continue until we defeat them. We have no alternative.’
Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12713943/This-madness-continue-war-stop-Benjamin-Netanyahu-defies-Gaza-ceasefire-plea-Pope-Middle-East-leaders-Gaza-City-circled-Israeli-military-night-heavy-bombings-IDF.html
Vespa: Here’s What Happened When an IDF-Trained Dog Found a Hamas Terrorist in a Tunnel
They do have a foam bomb to deal with terrorists hiding in the tunnels, but it’s still risky as they need to set off these devices in the dark, and the chemicals have blinded IDF soldiers in multiple accidents. The tunnels are also booby-trapped. Thousands of terrorists can hide down there, thanks to Hamas hoarding fuel that keeps the generators flushing these underground structures with oxygen. But there’s also another anti-personnel device that’s been effective in catching terrorists underground: dogs. Watch what happened when an IDF-trained dog found a Hamas terrorist hiding: […] Good boy.
Read more/Watch the short video: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/11/05/watch-what-happens-when-an-idf-trained-dog-finds-a-terrorist-in-a-tunnel-n2630789
Aerre: Inside Hamas secret weapon cache: IDF reveals firearms, missiles, drones and ammunition stored in one residential property in Gaza as it destroys explosives laboratory
A slew of photos shared on the IDF’s official social media accounts showed stacks of weapons including various Kalashnikov assault rifles and compact rifles with folding stocks, several RPG launchers, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. The components of what appeared to be a Chinese-made QW-18 man-portable air defence (MANPAD) launcher lay alongside several missiles, as well as a drone used by Hamas to conduct reconnaissance – or to deliver strikes by dropping grenades on unsuspecting soldiers. Dozens of walkie-talkies, satellite phones and other communications equipment were also recovered at the site, which the IDF said was located in Beit Hanoun – a city in northeast Gaza less than a kilometre from the Israeli town of Sederot.
Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12715185/Inside-Hamas-secret-weapon-cache-IDF-reveals-firearms-missiles-drones-ammunition-stored-one-residential-property-Gaza-destroys-explosives-laboratory.html
Kent: ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Plans Hollywood Screening of Hamas Atrocities Against Jews
Israel news outlet 124 reports the Hollywood screening of the 47-minute sequence is scheduled to take place in front of a specially chosen audience, featuring celebrities and prominent figures. Oscar-winning director Guy Nattiv, who spearheaded the initiative, revealed to 124, “Gal Gadot and her husband, Yaron Varsano, helped make this possible.” Specific details concerning the date and the confirmed guest list are yet to be finalized. The i24 report continues: . . . […] The plan is to have one screening initially for 120 viewers, with the possibility of further screenings depending on the interest it generates.
The video’s content is known to be deeply disturbing. The footage has already been viewed by hundreds of foreign journalists and members of the Israeli Knesset. […] Members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, broke down in tears and were visibly disturbed upon viewing raw footage from the Palestinian Hamas terror attack, as Breitbart News reported.
Read more/ Watch the 9:17 minute video: https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2023/11/06/wonder-women-star-gal-gadot-plans-hollywood-screening-of-hamas-atrocities-against-jews/
HOW TO WIN THE CULTURE WAR
Pack: You Can’t Fight the Culture War Without Making Movies
Conservatives complain that they are losing the culture wars. And they are right. That won’t change until conservatives actually produce culture, which would be good for everyone. American culture would be enriched by art made by artists with diverse viewpoints and experiences. Conservatives could start with independent and documentary films; they are increasingly influential but much less expensive than Hollywood movies. Yet, many, on both sides, don’t believe conservatives can make good films. I disagree, and I am in a position to know. Along with my wife and business partner, Gina Cappo Pack, I have been producing documentaries for many years. Over 15 of our films have been nationally broadcast on PBS. All have won awards and garnered many favorable reviews. (A full list of our films along with clips can be found here.) So, I am a practitioner, a maker of culture, rather than a critic or expert. In addition, I have run some major cultural institutions, including serving as president of the Claremont Institute, senior vice president for television programming at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and CEO of the United States Agency for Global Media, our government’s international broadcasters, including Voice of America. So, I also have the perspective of a media executive. Over the years, I have watched numerous conservative efforts to “take back the culture,” all pathetic failures. How did the left achieve cultural dominance? Not by accident or luck, but by hard work, a clear focus, and talent. In the late 1960s, the New Left called for a “long march through the institutions,” intending eventually to dominate all the elements of civil society. The phrase is attributed to German Marxist student leader Rudi Dutschke, who was echoing Mao’s famed actual “long march” leading to the Communists’ revolutionary takeover of China. The concept was picked up by the Frankfurt School and has roots in the influential Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, who believed that cultural struggle inevitably precedes revolutionary class struggle. Student radicals knew they had failed to foment Marxist revolution in the 60s, so they turned to capturing the West’s cultural institutions. Their first target . . .
Read more at Real Clear Politics.
Tapson: 6 Conservative Documentaries You Should Be Watching Now
. . . documentaries made by conservative filmmakers provide a desperately-needed alternative to the left-wing media perspective on the issues of the day, and audiences need to seek them out and support this vital truth-and-information pipeline. Millions of conservatives have seen high-profile documentaries such as Matt Walsh’s What is a Woman? and Dinesh D’Souza’s 2000 Mules, but below are recommendations, in no particular order, for six must-watch films that may have flown under the radar of many viewers. You won’t get the truths found in them in left-leaning mainstream propaganda.
1) No Farmers No Food: Will You Eat The Bugs? Epoch Times’ 69-minute film presents an alarming picture of the hidden agenda behind global “Green Policies,” the untold stories of farmers forced out of business, the disruption this will have on our food supply, and why edible bugs are suddenly being pushed as a “Global Green Solution” to saving the planet. What is at the core of that hidden agenda? Spoiler alert: it’s not reversing global warming, because as the environmentalist nonprofit Club of Rome stated in a 1991 report, “The real enemy is humanity itself.” 2) The Essential Church Grace Productions’ The Essential Church is available for rent or purchase on multiple platforms and recently hit number one among documentaries on iTunes. The two-hour flick follows the fight of three churches to remain open to serve their congregations in the face of totalitarian pressure and religious persecution during the pandemic hysteria that began in 2020.
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Arnold: Pro-Palestine Protestors Block Navy Ship: ‘Joe Biden We Charge You With Genocide’
Pro-Palestine protesters blocked a U.S. Navy supply ship leaving from California, thinking the ship was equipped with aid for Israel. […] Demonstrators also blocked the entrance to the berth where the ship was moored, and three others were “holding on to a rope ladder and refusing to let workers close a door” to the ship, KPIX reported. The protest began before dawn with about 50 demonstrators, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, and grew to about 200. The activists chanted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, the occupation has got to go” as they called for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas. One of the protesters, Meena Abushamala, said she was “enraged that our taxpayer dollars [are] funding this genocide and the continued ethnic cleansing of our people.” Authorities removed the three protesters clinging to the rope ladder, and the ship left port.
Mann: Sharansky: Never Again Is Now
Twenty years ago, upon returning to Israel from a trip to American university campuses as the minister in charge of combating antisemitism, I reported my opinion to then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that U.S. colleges had become the beachhead of the battle for the next generation of American Jewry. For the first time, in an atmosphere of growing political opposition to the state of Israel, more and more Jewish students at leading universities—Harvard, Columbia, Rutgers, and others—told me in private conversations that they were afraid to voice their sympathy with the Jewish state, out of concern that doing so would damage their academic success and future careers. At the time, I was startled and deeply concerned to see such self-censorship—not in the Moscow of my youth, but in the most powerful country in the free world. I was also surprised then that few Jewish organizations felt a responsibility to get involved in the life of students on campuses.
Greenfield: Who’s Funding the Pro-Hamas Rallies? Taxpayers.
Big Apple taxpayers have shelled out nearly $9 million since 2010 — including $3.3 million the past two years — to four nonprofits that helped spearhead anti-Israel protests where demonstrators openly cheered Hamas’ terrorist attacks on the Jewish State. …The biggest winner: The Arab American Association of New York, a Brooklyn-based group that helped plan a hate-filled “Flood Brooklyn for Palestine” protest in Bay Ridge on Oct. 21, where protestors called for the eradication of Israel and held a sign of the Israeli flag in a trash basket that read “Please keep the world clean!”
Bill Mahr: New Rule: The War on the West
Watch the 6:17 minute monologue: https://jewishworldreview.com/video/maher110623.php
Ngo posted on X: Breaking: An America or Canadian militant Antifa activist who attended the London Palestine protest called @BillboardChris a fascist for opposing transitioning children. The Antifa man tries to rally Muslim women to his cause but they tell him they disagree with him too.
Watch the 3:39 minute video on X/Twitter.
Cornelio: Report Exposes California’s Shifty Schiff Living in Maryland for Over a Decade
Embattled Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., found himself in the center of a political storm as documents recently surfaced, revealing that he has maintained a residence in Maryland for more than a decade while representing California’s 21st district.
Mortgage records and financial disclosures obtained by CNN indicated that Schiff claimed a 3,420-square-foot property in Maryland as his primary residence, alongside a smaller 650-square-foot condo in Burbank, California.
The documents, however, also uncovered his alleged utilization of the California address to mitigate a substantial $7,000 tax bill.
As we move through 2023 and into the next election cycle, The Prickly Pear will resume Take Action recommendations and information.