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Saturday, 31 May 2014
A Musical Interlude: Love Is The Sweetest Thing (Al Bowlly)
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Posted on 05/31/2014 11:41 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Raheel Raza: Muslim Deflection Of Criticism Won't Work
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At The Gatestone Institute, here.

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Posted on 05/31/2014 11:37 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
From The Annals Of Saudi Family Law
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Here.

Advice for the muslimahs of Saudi Arabia: Avoid the curse of the nurse, and if the bottle is out of favor, then do your own breastfeeding.

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:39 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Was the Nazi – Arab Jewish Pogrom in Baghdad on June 1, 1941 a Holocaust Event?
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In our June 2014 New English Review interview with Dr. Harold Rhode, we discussed the Farhud, the Nazi influenced pogrom that occurred on the Jewish festival of Shavuot, June 1, 1941, The Future of the Babylonian Jewish Archives.  Note this exchange:

Gordon: During World War II, the Jewish community in what we call Iraq really had a series of horrible experiences.  What was the experience during World War II and who were the persons who were involved?

Rhode:  The British had ruled Iraq and in the mid 1930's, Iraq was given its independence. It had a king but there was a coup led by a man by the name of Rashid Ali who was working with the Nazis, in cahoots with the Mufti of Jerusalem who was living in Baghdad at the time. The Mufti was also working with Hitler. When Rashid Ali’s forces took over in 1941, there was a pogrom (farhood in Arabic) against the Jews. The Jews up until then never really worried. Yes they had been second class citizens because in the Muslim world, neither Jews nor Christians nor any non-Muslims were allowed to rule over Muslims. 

In reality, however, the Jews actually ran much of the Iraqi economy at that time, and were involved in many other activities which helped Iraq run relatively smoothly. … After about six days in 1941 when approximately 180 people were killed, a lot of property was destroyed and many Jews were injured - all of a sudden Jews said: “wait a minute, something is wrong here. Maybe we don't have a future here.” Iraqi Jews weren't ardent Zionists at the time. But the farhood really shook them to their very foundations. The State of Israel was declared in 1948, i.e., it was the rebirth of the Jewish state which had existed 2000 years ago.

After Israel’s Declaration of Independence, the Arabs – including Iraq - did their utmost to destroy it. Life became almost unbearable for the Jews of Iraq. Especially in Baghdad but in other places in Iraq as well. Kurdistan, however, was a different story. Life was much better for the Jews in Kurdistan which was Northern Iraq. 

On the occasion of the 73rd commemoration of the Farhud Ha’aretz published an article raising the question of whether it should be considered a Holocaust event, Lawyers make case for giving Iraqi Jews Holocaust benefits”.    There is ample evidence of Nazi involvement in the coup by Iraqi strongman Ali Rashid al-Gaylani, the Nazi Foreign ministry, and the German Ambassador to Iraq.  Then there was the role of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al Husseini who was living in Baghdad after he was forced by British Palestinian Mandatory authorities to leave given his role in the Arab riots from 1936 to 1939. prior to the occurrence of the Farhud, for sanctuary in Berlin as Hitler’s house guest during WWII.  Edwin Black chronicled the 1941 Baghdad pogrom and both Nazi and Hussein’s involvement in his 2010 book, The Farhud: Roots of the Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust

See our January 2011 Iconoclast post on Eric Stakelbeck’s interview with author.

The Ha’aretz article presented evidence by experts representing the Farhud victims and surviving families, contested by Israel’s Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority at the Finance Ministry.  Ha’aretz cites Dr. Yaakov Toby of the University of Haifa, an expert retained by the Authority, saying:

 “Berlin’s affairs were directed toward the European continent, not elsewhere.” He added, “There was no expectation, and certainly no order, from the German government to the Iraqi government to carry out any government activity inside Iraq, and certainly not one of violent incidents or killing of Jews.”

The rebuttal to the Authority’s expert Dr. Toby is based on the investigative research of Professor Yitzchak Kerem, an expert on Spanish and Oriental Jewry.   Ha’aretz notes:

In his professional opinion, he wrote, “The deciding factor in the outbreak of the Farhud was Nazi incitement against Iraq’s Jews, which was carried out by the Nazi regime through the representatives and agents it appointed.”

He draws a firm conclusion. “The Farhud must be seen as an integral part of the Holocaust that the Nazi regime brought on our people.” He calls the Farhud “the Kristallnacht of Iraqi Jewry.”

Here is some of the evidence cited by Ha’aretz of Nazi involvement in the Baghdad pogrom supporting Professor Kerem.

On the devastation wrought by the Farhud, the Ha’aretz article noted:

According to statistics at Yad Vashem, 179 Jews were killed, more than 2,000 wounded, and 50,000 were victims of theft during the Farhud (an ancient word meaning imposing brutal terror on the subjects of a regime). “Terrible acts of cruelty were carried out during the pogrom. Babies, elderly people and women were murdered and their limbs hacked to pieces. Women were raped. Synagogues were damaged and Torah scrolls desecrated,” according to a brief paper in Hebrew about the Farhud at Yad Vashem’s website.

The extent of Nazi involvement in the Farhud revealed:

The historical material includes minutes of a German military discussion, the Nazi foreign ministry's correspondence, British army intelligence reports and the report of the investigative committee established in Iraq after the pogrom. The Iraqi prime minister, Rashid Ali al-Gaylani; the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini; Adolf Hitler and his book Mein Kampf; the Nazi radio station that broadcast from Berlin and had reception in Iraq; and the fascist youth movement that mirrored Germany’s Hitler Youth all play major roles in the material.

Professor Kerem collected testimonies proving that al-Gaylani’s government had been funded by the Nazis. In a telegram sent on May 21, 1941 from Baghdad, Dr. Grobba, Germany’s ambassador in Iraq, writes that he transferred tens of thousands of gold ingots to al-Gaylani. Alongside that, he gives an update about al-Gaylani’s request for 80,000 more gold ingots and mentions the agreement that was about to be signed between Germany and Iraq, as part of which the Nazis would grant a loan of one million gold ingots to their allies in Baghdad.

Money and propaganda were not the only things the Nazis provided to Baghdad. They also sent weapons to Iraq in an attempt to help the Iraqis fight against a common enemy — the British. Professor Kerem found evidence of that in the archives of Germany’s Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry. He says that in the minutes of a meeting of the supreme German command from May 7, 1941, it is written that “Hitler decided to assist Iraq in every possible way, including sending arms, ammunition, money and military aid.”

While the German effort failed, before the British returned to install a new government, the Farhud occurred:

Indeed, the German attempt to help the Iraqis fight the British failed On May 29, 1941, after the British reached the gates of Baghdad, al-Gaylani fled from Iraq. The Jews thought that the danger had passed, and on the morning of the Shavuot festival, June 1, 1941, they emerged wearing their holiday clothing to welcome the pro-British ruler, who had returned to Iraq. But Iraqi troops set upon them, and within hours Jews were being attacked all over the city and in other places as well.

“Farhud, ya ummat Muhammad!” (Farhud, O nation of Mohammed!) was the cry of the mob when the signal was given to murder and rob the Jews,” Hela Kargola later said. “Thousands, regardless of gender, age or status, took part in the celebration of slaughter and theft.”

Carol Basri   President of the Corporate Lawyering Group, LLC, published a monograph in the Fordham Journal of International Law  in 2002 entitled,   “The Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries: An Examination of Legal Rights: A Case Study of the Human Rights Violations of Iraqi Jews”. In a section concerning the Farhud in Baghdad, she cited six causes of the rampage drawn from the Official Iraqi Government Report prepared by the British. They appear to support the arguments of Professor Kerem:

First, was the German Legation spreading sustained anti-Jewish Nazi propaganda under the direction of Dr. Fritz Grobba?

Second was the Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Husseini, and his entourage, which accompanied him to Iraq in 1940.

Third, the Report blamed Palestinian and Syrian schoolteachers, installed in every school, which had "poisoned the pupil's [sic] minds and turned them into instruments of their propaganda. Whenever they perceived that the government was taking any steps against Nazism, they went into action, arousing the students who would then go out in demonstrations and issue harmful manifestos."

Fourth, the Report blamed the German Arabic-language radio station, which also spread Nazi propaganda (and had an increased effect after Rashid Ali made it legal to listen to the station).

 Fifth, was the Iraqi Broadcasting Station, which over the two months Rashid Ali was in control,” broadcast false reports about misdeeds in Palestine. The broadcasts contained patently inflammatory agitation against Jews and powerful appeals to Nazism."

Sixth, the Report blamed the Futuwwa and Youth Phalanxes, both pro-Nazi paramilitary groups, which have participated heavily in the Farhud. The Report also laid blame on the hierarchy of the Baghdad Police for its inaction and ordered it brought before a military tribunal.

As Basri noted the British Ambassador could have ordered British forces encamped near Baghdad to quell the two day rampage, but didn’t. Moreover after the Farhud was over, Nazi sentiments were still rampant.  She cites Freya Stark  who was at the British Embassy, who observed in 1942, Iraq was a “country seething with disguised Nazis and swastikas appearing everywhere (even on the back of my car)." Then Basri cites a British Intelligence report in the same year saying:"whatever the outcome of the war.., the Iraqis will punish the Jews eventually."  The report noted “fear inspired by Moslem threats" and the fear of Hitler's upcoming Spring Offensive in the Middle East.

After the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 the Iraqi government moved to deprive Jews of citizenship and passed  national legislation expropriating property including personal possessions. The estimates cited by Basri of property stolen by the Iraqi government ranged from $150 to $200 million and with economic indexing may be in well excess of a billion.  For the Israeli Finance Ministry’s Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority to suggest that the Farhud wasn’t a Holocaust event would appear too questionable in view of the evidence. The irony is that while Iraq’s Jews were not Zionists at the time of the Farhud, following their repatriation to Israel in Operation Ezra and Nehemiah  in 1950 to 1951, they became highly productive and committed citizens of the Jewish nation.  The repatriation, resettlement and absorption of Iraq’s Jews was paid for by the State of Israel with contributions from world Jewry. No UN or American government funding was involved.

 

 

 

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Posted on 05/31/2014 10:54 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Suicide Bomber Moner Abu-Salha "Liked" The Qur'an On Facebook
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His father was "from Jordan." Perhaps, on other occasions, he might be described as a "Palestinian"? Or was that father a Jordanian Eastern Palestinian, instead of being a Western Palestinian Eastern Palestinian? And the mother was an American who converted to Islam, with all the craziness that that now naturally implies. Young Moner Abu-Salha was the usual, according to reports: likable kid, nothing special, neighbors flabbergasted. He was nothing at all. He went to two, or perhaps three, substandard junior-high-school level community colleges, dropped out, and found what he had never lost, but perhaps not taken to heart beforein quite the same way: Islam. 

On Facebook he "liked" the Qur'an.

He liked it so much, he kept reading it over and over, and singing the verses in what he no doubt imagined was the right style. He liked what it told him to do, liked how it told him to view the world, that he went off to Syria to kill Infidels -- those Alawites -- and I don't know if he succeeded, but he did manage, while trying, to kill himself. One more suicide bomber, this one of interest only because he was, not an Ameroican, excactly, but rather an American citizen, that citizenship having been acquired through his parents, and one of whom,his father, in being naturalized, I am sure perjured himself when he swore allegiance to the Constitution of the United States.

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:25 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Iran Revolutionary Guard Commander Killed In Syria
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As is usual in these cases, he was reported to have been defending the shrine of Zeinab. That way his death becomes more acceptable to the Iranian public. If he had been killed while defending a Syria government outpost in Aleppo or Homs, instead of a Shi'a shrine, that would not have gone down well.

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Posted on 05/31/2014 2:13 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
The Quarrel That Wasn't
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Reports of a supposed disagreement between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Pope Francis about what language Jesus spoke -- he spoke both Hebrew and Aramaic -- are based on nothing, and given the lie by the video of that very discussion. Read, and watch the video, here.

Quaere: Why are so many so eager to see or to manufacture such a conflict, when the record is unambiguous?
 

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Posted on 05/31/2014 12:45 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
BREAKING: Teen arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism
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From the Daily Express

A TEENAGER has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of being involved in a 'Syria-related' terrorism attack.The 19-year-old is currently in custody and being questioned by counter-terrorism police at a station in south London.

Officers have searched an address near Camden, north London, in relation to the arrest.

Flights have not been affected by the incident and the airport remains open.

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Posted on 05/31/2014 11:27 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Evening
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by Bibhu Padhi (June 2014)


It is the cow-dust hour

and there is the smell

of bird-wings in the trees.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:59 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Reminiscence
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by Dilip Mohapatra (June 2014)


When you look into the mirror
and a stranger stares back at you
you try to look beyond his shoulders.  more>>>
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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:54 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Surviving the Bombers by Miklós Radnóti
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translated from the Hungarian and edited by Thomas Ország-Land (June 2014)


The author of these pieces, Miklós Radnóti (1909-1944), was almost certainly the greatest among the Holocaust poets. His work in Thomas Ország-Land’s English translation is featured in Summer Grasses, a major war anthology just published by the American Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and in Survivors: Hungarian Jewish Poets of the Holocaust released by Smokestack Books in England during June. more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:47 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Nights on Lake Como by Stefan Zweig
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translated by William Ruleman (June 2014)

 

What do you take from these starry nights,

O heart, in all your disarray?

Yes, what do you take from their delights

To guide you on your path by day?  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:43 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
The Island of the Sirens by Rainer Maria Rilke
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translated by Len Krisak (June 2014)


When their long day was done and it was late,

his genial hosts would gather round to plead:

“Seafaring! Dangers!” Softly, he’d relate                                                    

it all. What startling phrases would he need  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:38 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Fisking Fizzy Bollocks
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by Tim Burton aka Catstrangler101 (June 2014)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisking

This essay has been prompted by the appearance of an article in the personal blog of one Fiyaz Mughal OBE - the notorious Fraudulent and Mendacious Grievance-Mongering Taqiyya-Artist-in-Chief at Tell Mama UK, an organisation that purportedly monitors anti-Muslim hate crime, but in reality serves solely as a magnet for large sums of taxpayers’ hard-earned cash while at the same time promoting a chilling effect on our hard-won freedoms, in particular freedom of speech.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:33 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
In Egypt, Nationalism As A Way To Dilute Islam
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Ataturk, and those who followed him, did something of the same. In the case of Turkey, the cult of Ataturk replaced that of Muhammad. Ataturk became something like The Perfect Man (al-insan al-kamil), the Model of Conduct (uswa hasana). And instead of Muslims, and impliedly Muslim Arabs, as "the best of peoples," for Turkey under Kemalism the object of inculcated admiration was "the Turks"(which meant, however, Muslims alone, and did not include citizens of Turkey who were Armenians, Greeks, or Jews) who, under Inonu, were presented as a special group,  "the Sun People." Kemalist Turkey had its own replacement theology.

In Egypt, for now, the way chosen, fitfully and confusedly,by Al-Sisi and his collaborators, to constrain the Muslim Brotherhood (that is, Islam) as a political and social force, is to offer hyper-nationalism. Of all the Muslim countries in the Middle East, only two have such long histories, and national self-consciousness, as to be candidates for such a strategy. One is Egypt, the other Iran. Both possess monuments (e.g., the Pyramids, Persepolis) that remain as evidence of what is regarded as a glorious pre-Islamic civilization, of which the locals can be proud (the more Muslim those locals, the greater their indifference, or even hostility, to such evidence)and that would be hard to dismiss as merely a part of Jahiliiyya, the pre-Islamic Time of Ignorance.

Punishing any dishonoring of the Egyptian flag and other symbols of the nation, here. Most Muslim states, and their peoples, have little or no sense of anything of value, in their own lands, beyond Islam. Pakistan itself was created in order to create a state of, by, and for Muslims; that was and is its reason for being. The Gulf states are famously tribes with flags or, more accurately, tribes with flags and bank accounts. and if they are acquiring some rudimentary sense of being nation-states, or city-states, it is only because they do not wish to share their easily-gotten, utterly undeserved, vast wealth with other Muslim states, as would happen were anything like a caliphate to come into being. The rich Arabs are not about to share more than a few tens of billions (out  of the more than twenty triillion dollars they have received, as oil and gas revenues, since 1973 alone) wiith other Muslim Arabs, and nothing at all with non-Arab Muslims

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:09 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Purloined Literary Putdowns
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by Richard Kostelanetz (June 2014)


People always think that the reason Barbara Cartland is easy to read is that she is concise. She isn't. I hate conciseness; it's too difficult. The reason she is easy to read is that she repeats herself all the time, using “and” for padding.

With the single exception of J. D. Salinger, there is no eminent writer, not even Stephen King, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Susan Sontag. The intensity of my impatience with her occasionally reaches such a pitch, that it would positively be a relief to me to dig her up and throw stones at her, knowing as I do how incapable she and her worshippers are of understanding any less obvious form of indignity.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:30 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
And They Shall Survive Burnt Offerings
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by Moshe Dann (June 2014)


After the war, when Max came out of the Camps, he wandered back to his hometown in Poland looking for relatives, for someone he knew. He went from door to door. The local villagers who lived in the homes of his family and friends at first ignored him; then they cursed him. “Dead man, get out!” they spat at him. He too wondered by what right he was still alive, why he had come back and where he belonged. He attributed survival to chance, not choice. He looked into their fiery eyes and then, standing alone in front of their closed doors screamed out the names of people he remembered, over and over until he could only feel the burning inside, his helpless rage without tears. The watchmaker, whom he had known as a child, took pity on him, let him stay in the back of his store and taught him his trade.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:27 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Yasmeen’s Law: A Victory in Florida for Human Rights
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by Jerry Gordon (June 2014)


May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill to protect the human rights of women and children in the Sunshine State from the intrusion of foreign laws and doctrines undermining fundamental Constitutional rights. There is nothing in the law that Governor Scott signed that mentions Muslims, Sharia, Islam or any other religious or ecclesiastical law. It is facially neutral. However, the legislation, while based on  the American Law for American Courts model law adopted in various forms by six other states, offers in  the Florida version relief to women and children against predatory practices often in violation of federal, state and even international law. One of those foreign laws is Sharia, Islamic law, which controls every aspect of a Muslim’s life, and in all too many cases, the lives of non-Muslim wives and the children of those unions. Under Sharia, a husband, a son and male relatives are deemed to have  absolute control over their wives and children.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:23 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Are We Fighting the Trees Instead of the Forest?
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by Lorna Salzman (June 2014)


That may be a strange distortion of the old slogan but it certainly applies to essentially all the ideological and intellectual battles going on today in the world. As I see it, these are Islamism, climate change denial, creationism/ID, technocracy, Political Correctness, and the neo-fascist left.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:19 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
The Future of the Babylonian Jewish Archives: Interview with Dr. Harold Rhode
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by Jerry Gordon (June 2014)


When we interviewed Dr. Harold Rhode, the savior of the Babylonian Jewish archives, he told the story of how he had found them in the water-logged basement of the late Saddam Hussein’s Mukhabarat in Baghdad in 2003 and arranged for recovery and restoration by the National Archives and Records Agency (NARA) in Washington, DC. In July 2003, the Coalition Provisional Authority reached an agreement under international law with the Iraqi interim government for return of the restored Jewish archives.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:12 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Modern Hebrew – The Past and Future of a Revitalized Language
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by Norman Berdichevsky (June 2014)


Why another book on Israel? I asked myself this question for a long time before deciding to write Modern Hebrew: The Past and Future of a Revitalized Language – which I alluded to in three previous New English Review articles, "Esperanto and Modern Hebrew –“Artificial” Languages that Came to Life" (February 2014), "From Albert to Arik: There Has Been None Like Einstein" (December 2013) and "Zohar Argov and the Hebrew Language Gap" (May 2013). The answer to why write another book materialized from my experiences over the past four years teaching Modern Hebrew at a major Florida University and witnessing first hand how the lack of a common language between Israelis and American Jews is an obvious but overlooked factor in explaining why so many American Jews are insensitive or unappreciative of the creation of a modern nation, national literature and spoken idiom that makes Hebrew quite distinct from the language of ritual prayers recited in the synagogue.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:03 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
"This House Believes That Islam Is Incompatible With Gender Equality"
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The debate at the Oxford Student Union, here.

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Posted on 05/31/2014 9:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
The Burning Crusade of a Stateless Wanderer
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by Janet Tassel (June 2014)


Amazingly, the last biography of Vladimir Jabotinsky in English appeared close to twenty years ago: Lone Wolf, a two-volume doorstop by Shmuel Katz (1996), which at almost 2,000 pages, deserves its reputation as "compendious." Now, in this new biography, Hillel Halkin has done the impossible: He has gracefully condensed the story of this complex tragic figure into a page-turner that is at once concise and a rattling good read.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 8:58 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Updike
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a review by Richard Kostelanetz (June 2014)


Adam Begley’s Updike is a thickly conventional biography of a thickly conventional American writer. By the measure of winning loyal midtown Manhattan publishers for his work, he was the most successful ever, with fifty years of support from a popular weekly slick magazine called The New Yorker and nearly as long from a book publisher named Alfred Knopf.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 8:54 AM by NER
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Saturday, 31 May 2014
Global Persecution of Christians: An International Round Table Discussion
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by Jerry Gordon and Mike Bates (June 2014)
with Elisabeth Sabaditsch –Wolff, Rev. Bruce Lieske, Eric Martin and Rabbi Jonathan Hausman


Hollywood and perhaps America may finally have gotten the word about what constitutes Sharia, Islamic law. In mid-May liberals, feminists and mainstream media figures were even publicizing this minor epiphany. This may have temporarily silenced accusations of Islamophobia by Muslim advocacy groups like CAIR, Emerge USA, Islamic Society of North America, MPAC and United Voices for America. This was a perfect storm triggered by the conjunction of the Sultan of Brunei (who owns the Beverly Hills Hotel) with Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres and mainstream feminists marching in outraged protests against Sharia at the fabled Hollywood Pink Palace. Couple this with the global outrage about 276 largely Christian Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram. This amid revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't seize the opportunity to designate the Jihadist group as a terrorist organization when afforded an opportunity to do so.  more>>>

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Posted on 05/31/2014 8:48 AM by NER
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