Endnu en video fra en af de pro-israelske konferencer i september er dukket op:
Alan Dershowitz 9/22/11 at Durban Conference
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Endnu en video fra en af de pro-israelske konferencer i september er dukket op:
Alan Dershowitz 9/22/11 at Durban Conference
Videoen er fra den alternative Durban-konference. Murray er virkelig i hopla her – fra 20. – 22. september 2011:
Douglas Murray on the Durban Conference
Desuden et par artikler af Murray:
Nobody likes a drunken woman
By Douglas Murray – October 6, 2011
MOST of us enjoy a drink but the spectacle of drunk women falling about in our towns and cities as night falls has become disturbingly commonplace. Here writer Douglas Murray asks why the sight of a woman in the gutter arouses such especially negative emotions.
IF you were asked to give just one example of the way in which British culture has coarsened in recent years what would you land on?
Mere HER i The Daily Express.
Why conservatives should welcome gay marriage
Douglas Murray – 5th October 2011
David Cameron just told the Tory conference that he supported gay marriage “because I am a Conservative”. In last week’s issue of the Spectator, Douglas Murray said that the best arguments in favour of gay marriage are conservative ones. For the benefit of CoffeeHousers, here is Douglas’s piece.
In America a new generation of Republicans is challenging the traditional consensus of their party on gay marriage. They — as well as some of the GOP old guard like Dick Cheney — are coming out in favour. In Britain the subject is also back on the agenda with the coalition government, at the insistence of the Prime Minister apparently, planning a ‘public consultation’ on the matter.
Mere HER i The Spectator.
Opdatering den 20. oktober 2011:
Douglas Murray: I’m not a bigot but Paul Goodman is
Douglas Murray – October 15, 2011
Douglas Murray is an award-winning writer and commentator who is currently Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society
Last week Paul Goodman wrote a response to my criticism of his opposition to gay equality – specifically the issue of gay civil marriage. Paul’s response can be divided into the significant and the personal. Let me deal with the significant ones first.
Mere HER hos Conservative Home.
Opdatering 21. oktober 2011:
Douglas Murray: A final word on my differences with Paul Goodman
October 18, 2011 | Douglas Murray
When, a few weeks back, in an article on gay marriage, I made a glancing reference to the regrettable views of Paul Goodman I never thought I’d end up having to write one – let alone two – lengthy pieces responding to his increasingly vitriolic and obsessive attacks on me. Let alone that readers of Conservative Home would be expected to put up with this exchange. But Monday’s piece by Paul was the blog-equivalent of a drive-by shooting. This is tediously obsessive even for me – and I was the subject – so I can’t imagine how dull it must be for everybody else. But Paul’s had a last say – so I’ll do one more correction of him.
Mere HER i Conservative Home.
Det gør alle EU-lande. The Daily Mail og The Daily Express har dagligt artikler om konsekvenserne af de fascistiske betonkommunisters EU-regler. Multikultur på anabole steroider:
Revolt over EU benefits diktat: 12 nations join UK fight to curb welfare tourism free-for-all
- Alliance to rebel against EU plans to make Britain open its doors to ‘benefits tourists’
- Britain could be hit with an extra £2.5billion in welfare payments
By Daniel Martin on 1st October 2011
Ministers have joined forces with 12 other nations – including France, Germany and Denmark – angry at the European Commission’s threat to take the UK to court over rules which limit foreigners’ ability to claim benefits.
If the Commission gets its way, Britain could be hit with an extra £2.5billion in welfare payments, making it even harder to tackle our huge deficit.
Judge blasts EU rules which mean Romanian conman jailed for cash machine scam will be free to remain in Britain when he is released
1st October 2011
A judge spoke yesterday of his frustration that a Romanian fraudster he jailed will be able to stay in Britain.
Judge Graham Cottle said Ion Matei had come to Britain solely to steal from cash machines as part of a gang.
Matei, 34, used mousetrap paper to line ATMs so that when bank customers tried to withdraw their cash, the notes stuck to the paper and did not emerge from the slot
Black PC who used race card 14 times rebuked by judge for ‘unjustified claims’
By Chris Greenwood on 1st October 2011
A police officer who repeatedly accused colleagues of racism has been rebuked by a judge for his ‘unjustified’ claims.
PC Peter Vince-Lindsay brought 14 allegations of discrimination against British Transport Police, including claiming that, because he was black, officers failed to back him up quickly enough when he was hit with snowballs.
He also argued that they deliberately excluded him from a meal in a busy food tent while on duty at Henley Regatta. But the 43-year-old’s case was thrown out by an employment tribunal judge who described it as ‘absolutely unjustified’.
Mere HER i The Daily Mail.
Hate preacher wins human rights payout… even though he shouldn’t be here at all
By Chris Greenwood And James Slack on 1st October 2011
A banned extremist who made a mockery of Britain’s border controls is now likely to pocket £5,000 in compensation because immigration officials could not speak his language.
The High Court ruled yesterday that Sheikh Raed Salah, described as a ‘virulent anti-Semite’ in the Commons, could claim compensation for unlawful detention by immigration officers.
They had seized the pro-Palestine hardliner – who should never have been allowed into Britain in the first place – to have him deported.
Andre kilder: The Daily Express,
Theodore Dalrymple er på vej med en ny bog:
FSM Interviews Theodore Dalrymple, Author of “Anything Goes”
Rael Jean Isaac – August 26, 2011
After Anders Breivik, a seemingly “normal” individual, methodically gunned down dozens of politically active young people at a summer camp in Norway the Wall Street Journal turned to the most likely person to be able to elucidate the mystery. The Journal interviewed Theodore Dalrymple, prison doctor, psychiatrist, essayist, author of over a dozen books, most of them puzzling wryly and trenchantly over the human condition and the ways in which the social engineers who have sought to improve it have made matters far, far worse. Readers of this book of essays will not be surprised that Dalrymple offered no easy “explanation.” For the subject to which this eclectic group of essays repeatedly returns is evil, its fascination for us, its permutations, and ultimately its mystery, which Dalrymple believes is never likely to be resolved.
Mer HER i Family Security Matters.
Se nu her, hvad Vesten har gjort. Det er garanteret korstogene, der som bekendt fandt sted så sent som i det 13. århundrede, der har skabt denne kultur:
Tanzania study shows one in three girls sexually abused
9 August 2011
The figure among boys is 13.4%, says the UN children’s agency.
The most common form of abuse is sexual touching, followed by attempted intercourse, it says.
Mere HER hos BBC. Desuden denne – ligeledes BBC:
Andre kilder: Wikipedia,
FNs troværdighed falder hele tiden:
Millions May Die … Or Not.
How disaster hype became a big global business.
By David Rieff | Sept/Oct 2011
On Sept. 28, 2001, with the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan imminent, Jeremy Hobbs, the executive director of Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, issued an urgent call for donations to the group’s Afghan Refugee Crisis Appeal. “Up to 5 million innocent people face starvation and death in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran,” he insisted. “We must act now to prevent what could possibly be the worst humanitarian catastrophe since World War II.”
Really? Worse than Biafra in 1967, worse than the Cambodian refugee crisis, worse than the Ethiopian famine of 1984-1985, and worse even than Somalia in 1991? How could a senior official at one of the most experienced and well-respected private relief agencies in the world suggest with such confidence that the crisis in Afghanistan was likely to outstrip these tragedies?
Mere HER i Foreign Policy.
Ja, klimaændringer eller ej, – vi skal have gang i urbaniseringen i tredjeverdenslandene. Et glimt af fornuft hos de radikale? Det er ellers sjældent:
Christian Friis Bach om Somalia: Når ørkenen spreder sig
August 3, 2011
”Bistanden til landbrugsudvikling har været faldende de sidste 15 år, fordi det er bøvlet og besværligt. Her har regeringer og det internationale samfund svigtet. Klimaforandringerne vil ramme Afrikas Horn hårdt, og tørken rejser en række komplicerede dilemmaer: Hvornår skal vi erkende, at store befolkningsgrupper må flytte fra områder, der omdannes til ørken og – primært – ind til de store byer?” Sådan spørger Christian Friis Bach, tidligere chef for Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, folketingskandidat for de Radikale.
The Strenuous Life
How Bernard-Henri Levy fought his way into chronic interventionism
Summer 2011 – Christopher Caldwell
I. Last year, Karl Zéro, the madcap newsman/comedian who has been a fixture on French television for a decade, asked the sixty-one-year-old celebrity philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy why people hated him so. Perhaps, Zéro speculated, it had to do with dual identity. There was Bernard-Henri Lévy, who launched his career in the 1970s with La Barbarie à visage humain (Barbarism with a Human Face), an attack on Communism, and who in the decades since had written three dozen more books, most of them about current affairs, and many of them best sellers. Then there was BHL (“Bay-Arsh-Ell”), as he was called in the gossip magazines, the very wealthy heir to a lumber fortune, who owned John Paul Getty’s old palace in Marrakech, who had married a fashion model, and who had counted the country’s last three presidents among his personal friends. Zéro seemed to suggest that the glamour and privilege of BHL clashed with the roles that Lévy accorded himself in his writings—Tribune of Democracy and Conscience of France.
Lévy had another theory. He believed he provoked strong feelings among French people because he was right so often. “Because I was right about Bosnia,” he said. “Because I was right about Rwanda. Because I was right about Darfur. Because I was right about Communism.”
Opdatering 21. juli 2011 – en boganmeldelse:
The political origins of the meltdown
Jul 25, 2011 • By Christopher Caldwell
How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson & Joshua Rosner
Mere HER i The Weekly Standard.
Opdatering 11. august 2011 – fanklubben svinder ind:
Bernard-Henri Lévy Just Can’t Shut Up
Hugh Fitzgerald – 8 August 2011
I’m so glad I don’t have to see, or read, or hear about, BHL more than I already do, and feel sorry for those who, living in France, can’t escape him, can’t avoid seeing him on television.
Here he is, unrepentant, in the Khaleej Times:
Mere HER i New English Review.
Nordkorea skal lede FNs kommende nedrustningskonferece. Det er jo en parodi. Hvorfor forlader Danmark ikke det latterlige foretagende?
Ezra Levant: Time to quit the U.N.
Brian Lilley – Time to quit the U.N.
Video og artikel om samme program:
Boo me if you like, but it’s time to ignore the bleeding hearts and shut down the ministry of foreign aid
By Melanie Phillips on 23rd May 2011
Sometimes, public opinion erupts in ways you least expect. Last Thursday, I took part in BBC TV’s Question Time programme, which was conducted in an atmosphere of keen anticipation.
On the panel was the Justice Secretary Ken Clarke. Since he was in hot water over his injudicious remarks about rape a couple of days earlier, it was expected there would be fireworks over this issue. In the event, the discussion about penal policy was rather muted.
It was a quite different topic that touched a nerve that evening — overseas aid, and whether its budget should be ring-fenced.
Mere HER i The Daily Mail. Og fra selve programmet
Melanie Phillips – Question Time (19.05.2011)
Covering Ken Clarke’s comments on rape earlier that day, his proposed reforms to sentencing, a prisoner’s right to vote and foreign aid.
Det evige problem. Palæstinensere. Og jødehadet:
Where is the outrage?
by David Horovitz – May 2, 2011
Since Fatah and Hamas announced their “reconciliation” accord last Wednesday, I have waited for the chorus of international outrage. I waited to hear ridicule heaped upon Abbas’s farcical defense of the new arrangement. The idea that he would continue to negotiate with Israel for shared control of this disputed territory while Hamas would sit silently by – Hamas, whose entire raison d’etre is to eliminate Israel – was self-evidently preposterous.
And then Hamas rendered it still more so, by making explicit that it has no intention of sitting silently by, but is, rather, openly demanding that Abbas withdraw the PLO’s recognition of Israel, whose very presence, in the words of Hamas’s Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, “is illegitimate.”
Competing visions of “Never Again”
Caroline Glick – May 2, 2011
In the end, the Holocaust raged until the Allied powers won the war. It didn’t have to be that way. If the Jews had been permitted to leave Europe, the Holocaust could have been averted. But the only place that wanted us wasn’t allowed to take us. The nations of the world closed their gates. Only the Jews in the Land of Israel wanted the Jews of Europe. But the British barred their arrival.
Britain was required by the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine to facilitate Jewish immigration to the Jewish national homeland in order to advance the cause of Jewish sovereignty. But legal obligations couldn’t compete with Britain’s belief that its national interests lay with the Arabs. So from 1939 on, the British closed the doors of the Land of Israel to the Jewish people. In so doing, they effectively sealed the fate of six million Jews.
Mere HER hos Caroline Glick.
Will Hamas Take Over The Palestinian Authority?
by Khaled Abu Toameh – May 3, 2011
Hamas’s public condemnation of the killing of Osama bin Laden means that Abbas could soon find himself sitting in the same government with Al-Qaeda supporters – a government that would, of course, rely on American and European taxpayer money.
Hamas boycotted the 1996 Palestinian parliamentary election on the pretext that the vote was being held under the umbrella of the Oslo Accords, which the movement does not recognize because it would mean accepting Israel’s right to exist.
It would be a big mistake to allow Hamas to take advantage of the Oslo Accords once again to run in an election.
Mere HER hos Hudson New York.
Dialogue with a western leftist
By Nick Cohen, April 27, 2011
“You say you support the Palestinians?”
“What do you mean ‘which Palestinians’? I support all Palestinians. Their oppression by Israel is the great injustice of our time. Western hypocrites ignore racism, and use false accusations of antisemitism to stop legitimate criticism. The Zionist-controlled media label resistance ‘terrorism’, while ignoring the state terrorism of Israel which is the root cause of all the violence in the Middle-”
“All right, stop there. You still have to choose. Do you support the Fatah leadership in the West Bank, which may be corrupt and unpleasant but is at least presiding over an economic boom and allowing some freedoms, or Hamas, which tortures its enemies and tramples on the rights of women.”
Mere HER i The Jewish Chronicle.
Hvilken rolle spiller Bernard-Henri Levy i Libyen-krigen?
Philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy speaks of his role in France’s push against Kadafi
The public intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy is credited with a key role in persuading French President Nicolas Sarkozy to spearhead a drive for military intervention in Libya. He invoked the flag.
By Devorah Lauter – April 17, 2011
French President Nicolas Sarkozy shocked the world by leading the push for a United Nations resolution to use force against Moammar Kadafi in his battle with rebels, and then unleashing French jets to launch the first airstrikes against the Libyan leader’s forces.
Perhaps more shocking, a celebrity French philosopher has been given much of the credit for sparking the chain of events.
A dandied-up French slant on Hemingway, in his bold activism, literary prolificacy and habit of baring a tan chest in unbuttoned white shirts, Bernard-Henri Levy never goes unnoticed.
Mere HER i Los Angeles Times.
Fra programmet Background Briefing with Ian Masters den 24. marts 2011. Luttwak er virkelig fin her:
Startes HER – åbner Windows Media Player. Varighed 22 minutter.
Andre kilder: CSIS – Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Don Feder - lige på kornet:
Libya Shows How Goofy Intervention Has Become
By Don Feder - March 25, 2011
What’s even more absurd and futile than going to war to spread democracy and advance human rights? Intervention to stop regimes from “killing their own people.”
This is the sole rationale offered for Obama’s Libya excursion (Operation Odyssey Dawn even sounds like a Carnival Cruise ship) – to keep a tyrant from killing his own people.
British Prime Minister David Cameron declares: “Colonel Gaddafi has made this happen. We can not allow the slaughter of civilians to continue.”
Mere HER hos GrasstopsUSA.
Libya: It’s not our fight
Regardless of its good intentions, the U.S. intervention in Libya will be depicted once again as aggressive, predatory and anti-Muslim.
By Edward N. Luttwak – March 21, 2011
Once again the United States is bombing a Muslim country to liberate its people from their own sanguinary rulers. Once again we are told that innocent civilians are being massacred and that the United States must intervene as a matter of moral duty, in its capacity as a great and good nation. But in this case — even as part of a broader, U.N.-sanctioned coalition to enforce a no-fly zone — the U.S. should not have intervened at all.
No humanitarian appeal should ever be lightly dismissed, and indeed many Americans justifiably recall with deep regret the failure of the Clinton administration to intervene against the 1994 Rwandan genocide, when a few thousand lightly armed soldiers on the ground could have saved hundreds of thousands.
Mere HER i Los Angeles Times.
Facts, dates, great deeds, battles: all just history now
By Theodore Dalrymple – January 21,2011
When I used to ask my young patients to name a British prime minister other than the present one and Mrs Thatcher (they had all heard of her) they used to reply with an answer such as: “I don’t know, I wasn’t born then.”
The name Winston Churchill rang no bells with them, 1066 meant nothing. Queen Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, Horatio Nelson … it was all Greek to them. They’d heard of the slave trade but had no idea whether it came before or after the Second World War.
The majority were unable to give a single historical date. Their geographical knowledge was little better. They’d heard of Paris but not of Berlin.
Mere HER i The Daily Express.
The Blair Hitch Project
Since leaving 10 Downing Street, Tony Blair has faced continuing public condemnation for leading the U.K. into Iraq, converted to Catholicism, and plunged into the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Debating Blair in Toronto, the author finds the former prime minister battered but unapologetic.
By Christopher Hitchens – February 2011
Say “Toronto” or “Ontario” and the immediate thought associations are with a somewhat blander version of North America: a United States with a welfare regime and a more polite street etiquette, and the additionally reassuring visage of Queen Elizabeth on the currency. But this part of Canada also has its quixotic and romantic dimension. It was to here that the Tory loyalists fled the American Revolution. In the village of Deptford, Ontario, on the banks of the local river Thames, the great Canadian novelist Robertson Davies cast and situated a trilogy variously composed of the elements of magic and exile. One of his chief characters, Percy “Boy” Staunton, gives up much of his life and energy to the cause of the Prince of Wales, a once dashing and promising young blade who shatters and demoralizes his admirers by falling under the thrall of a designing woman and abdicating the throne without a fight.
Mere HER i Vanity Fair.
Latest Nixon tape buries Kissinger’s reputation
Christopher Hitchens – December 14, 2010
“The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern.” — Henry Kissinger
Over the last few weeks, this modest little column of mine has been acquiring an almost eerie prescience and potency. I called for the death sentence on Tariq Aziz to be commuted, and it was only a matter of days before the president of Iraq announced that he would not sign Aziz’s death warrant. I called for Julian Assange to turn himself in, and he appeared at a London police station within hours of my words being published. Small stuff, you say. Show us something with a bit more heft and handle to it. All right, how’s this? In a November column, I denounced the shameful offer made by the Obama administration to the Netanyahu Cabinet in Israel and called for it to be withdrawn. And last week, in a wretched and furtive manner that befitted its original taint of bribery and corruption, withdrawn it was. How do you like that?
Mr. Kissinger, Have You No Shame?
Ignore the recent excuses. Henry Kissinger’s entire career was a series of massacres and outrages.
By Christopher Hitchens – Monday, Dec. 27, 2010
Until the most recent release of the Nixon/Kissinger tapes, what were the permitted justifications for saying in advance that the slaughter of Jews in gas chambers by a hostile foreign dictatorship would not be “an American concern”? Let’s agree that we do not know. It didn’t seem all that probable that the question would come up. Or, at least, not all that likely that the statement would turn out to have been made, and calmly received, in the Oval Office. I was present at Madison Square Garden in 1985 when Louis Farrakhan warned the Jews to remember that “when [God] puts you in the ovens, you’re there forever,” but condemnation was swift and universal, and, in any case, Farrakhan’s tenure in the demented fringe was already a given.
The Pak-Af Problem
Are we committed to Afghanistan or to Hamid Karzai’s government?
By Christopher Hitchens – Dec. 20, 2010
Friends of his would enjoy disputing whether his heart or his ego was the larger, but it was sad to know, as Richard Holbrooke’s heart eventually burst, that he had strained a good deal of it in upholding a policy in which much of his best advice had been, or was being, ignored. He was frequently left off the Obama plane when sensitive talks with Pakistani officials were in prospect. He was publicly rebuked by the administration when he stated that almost every Pashtun family contained at least one Taliban sympathizer. His early warning about the stupidity of incinerating the Afghan poppy crop was often ignored. And his death coincided with the latest confused review of a policy—known as “Af-Pak”—whose very abbreviation contains the seeds of its own negation.
Mere HER i Slate.
Andre kilder: New York Times,
Fra 30. november 2010 – der går næsten 10 minutter, før de første talere er færdige med at takke hinanden og præsentere Condoleezza Rice, som forelæser om amerikansk udenrigspolitik før og nu og om de udfordringer, der danner dagsordenen for de kommende år:
Så kom fredagens store begivenhed fra Toronto i Canada online. Arrangøren er “Munk Debates“:
In a world of globalization and rapid social change does religion provide the common values and ethical foundations that diverse societies need to thrive in the 21st century? Or, do deeply held religious beliefs promote intolerance, exacerbate ethnic divisions, and impede social progress in developing and developed nations alike? To encourage a far-ranging discussion on one of human kind’s most vexing questions, the 6th semi-annual Munk Debate will tackle the resolution: be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world.
Pro: Tony Blair. Religious faith has a major part to play in shaping the values which guide the modern world, and can and should be a force for progress.
Con: Christopher Hitchens. If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world.
Utroligt nok er stemmerne ikke talt endeligt op endnu, men et foreløbigt resultat er dog lagt frem på Munk Debates hjemmeside:
Pro: 22% Con: 57%
Pro: 32% Con: 68%
Debatten skuffer ikke. Men den er heller ikke noget stort:
Giulio Meotti har skrevet bogen, A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism og Ibn Warraq har læst den. Denne artikel kan høres som mp3 HER - man får en kort reklame først:
By Ibn Warraq – November 5, 2010
A journalist documents what Islamist attacks have done to Israelis.
Giulio Meotti, who is neither an Israeli nor a Jew but a concerned and compassionate Italian journalist and author (his work has appeared in Il Foglio in Rome, the Wall Street Journal, and Commentary), has written A New Shoah, a necessary book on the “unsung dead of Israel.” As Uri Baruch, a French Jew born to Holocaust survivors who lost a daughter in a terrorist attack, said, “Just as for the victims of the Holocaust we say ‘every Jew has a name,’ so also the victims of terrorism today have names.”
In Meotti’s book, we see beyond the brutal statistics to the individuals, to the souls, to the names of terrorists’ victims. The numbers, of course, are gruesome enough: In the last 15 years, there have been more than 150 suicide attacks, and more than 500 have been prevented; 1,557 people have been killed and 17,000 injured.
Opdatering 20. november 2010:
Giulio Meotti’s book about Palestinian terrorism tells a truth many Westerners don’t want to hear.
By Leon de Winter
“A New Shoa: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism,” is a hard read. Not because it is badly written; it is clear, precise, and eloquent. It is a hard read because it is deeply moving—many times, I had to stop reading and catch my breath, wipe away the tears. Giulio Meotti, an Italian author and journalist, has written a monumental study of pain and grief, of mourning and remembrance, of hatred and love.
The book’s title is well-chosen. From the very first pages, Mr. Meotti makes clear that he considers Palestinian terrorism and Arab hatred of Israel and the Jews the continuation of Nazi anti-Semitism. He shows that Palestinian and Arab rhetoric is focused on Jews—not just Israelis. The dream of the Islamists is to destroy the Jewish people, not just the sliver of land called Israel.