En god mand, er Dershowitz:
Alan Dershowitz – America, Israel, and the Palestinians: In Pursuit of Peace
Alan Dershowitz speaks at Columbia/Barnard Hillel on October 16, 2011
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En god mand, er Dershowitz:
Alan Dershowitz – America, Israel, and the Palestinians: In Pursuit of Peace
Alan Dershowitz speaks at Columbia/Barnard Hillel on October 16, 2011
Og det er endda sket flere gange på det seneste, at den 80-årige Nobelpris-tager, Desmond Tutu, fra Sydafrika har gjort sig heldigt bemærket:
Tutu describes ‘passion’ to stop child marriage
September 21, 2011
“My passion (that) now I hope to translate, transfer to this, is the same passion, commitment that I had when I was fighting, we were fighting, against apartheid,” Tutu told a conference in New York, where activists spoke out against the estimated 10 million marriages of underage girls around the world each year.
Iran’s War Against Knowledge — An Open Letter to the International Academic Community
Desmond Tutu and José Ramos-Horta – September 25, 2011
The forward progress of humankind in the last centuries has been fueled, more than any other factor, by increasing access to information, more rapid exchange of ideas, and in most parts of the world, universal education.
Freedom of education and freedom of information are integral to freedom of thought. Few advances have been made for humankind which were not preceded by new ways of looking at our world and new schools of thought.
South Africa: Tutu blasts ANC over Dalai Lama visa
By Donna Bryson – Oct. 4, 2011
Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an anti-apartheid hero often described as South Africa’s conscience, slammed the ANC-led government Tuesday as “disgraceful” and said it is worse than the country’s former oppressive white regime for not issuing a visa to the Dalai Lama.
The African National Congress responded by calling Tutu’s comparisons to the apartheid regime and to toppled Arab dictatorships “very unfortunate and totally misplaced,” and said the government should be given time to explain its actions.
Apostasy – Tutu asks Iran to free pastor
October 9, 2011
Cape Town – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Sunday called on Iran to free a pastor who faces the death penalty for refusing to give up Christianity and return to Islam.
“I would like to appeal to the Iranian authorities to free Yusef Nadarkhani, and allow him and all other members of minority religions in Iran to worship God,” Tutu said in a statement.
“Forcing anybody to renounce his or her faith is an utter violation of our universal human and religious values, and a renunciation of God,” Tutu said.
Mere HER hos News24. Den næste artikel er en påmindelse om, at Tutu ikke altid er så heldig med sine udtalelser:
Arch-enemies: What’s not to like about Desmond Tutu?
Katharine Child – Oct 07 2011
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who turned 80 on Friday, has been awarded the Nobel peace prize, led South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and even donated DNA to the Human Genome Project.
But as with any leader, he has earned himself his fair share of critics along the way.
The ANC government, for example, has often found itself squirming under the glare of his criticism — President Jacob Zuma’s administration, currently the subject of Tutu’s wrath for delaying the issuing of an entry visa to the Dalai Lam until it was too late for the Tibetan spiritual leader to attend the cleric’s birthday celebrations, is not the first: Run-ins with Zuma’s predecessor, former president Thabo Mbeki, were not unknown.
Andre kilder: Christian Today, Christian Today, Times Live, Slate, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, BBC, BBC, Sky News, CNS News, Daily News, Dallas Voice, San Antonio, Payvand, DR, Berlingske Tidende,
Barsk gennemgang her. Lars Hedegaards kritik af kvinders vilkår i blegner ved siden af virkeligheden:
Clinton’s Africa Vision is Out of Focus, say Critics
Jim Kouri – October 3, 2011
Today (Monday, October 3, 2011) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet with 40 women entrepreneurs from 36 African nations participating in the 2011 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program, at the U.S. Department of State.
The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program is a people-to-people exchange that connects women and enhances their ability to be key economic drivers in communities and countries worldwide.
While feminists such as Clinton will applaud such a program, many wonder when these same individuals will address the rampant violence and sexual assault against women and girls in many African nations.
Mere HER hos Family Security Matters. Desuden denne:
A Call to Ban the Full-Face Veil in the U.S. and in Israel
Nancy Kobrin, PhD, Joan Lachkar, PhD – October 3, 2011
As psychoanalysts, we are addressing the psychological implications of wearing a full-face veil. It is well known from psychological research and infant and human developmental psychology that contact with the mother’s face is of crucial importance. The importance of eye contact with the mother’s gaze is substantiated by the research and writings of such famous researchers as Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, Margaret Mahler, Otto Kernberg, Mary Ainsworth, Beatrice Beebe, John Bowlby, Daniel Stern and others who have made major contributions to the study of attachment disorders. This is further confirmed by Ayaan Hirsi Ali that the full-face veil is terrifying to children. Babies and children are in constant need to be able to read the nonverbal, covert body language messages of their mother’s face. It goes without saying that the kind of message that the full-face veil communicates to the infant is that the mother’s gaze is cut off and therefore uninvolved or concerned with the infant’s well being. To the public too the mother has been erased, so to speak, from being part of civil society, an individual demanding and deserving recognition and respect. The full-face veil communicates hatred and terror of the female. This is not a good message to communicate to a baby.
Mere HER hos Family Security Matters.
Alan Dershowitz talks about the delegitimization of Isreal
Alan Dershowitz: the dynamics of de-legitimization of Israel in Europe, the US, and on college campuses: Defending Israel from a Liberal perspective. Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal (Sept 15, 2011)
Alan Dershowitz & Irwin Cotler talk about Israel
Alan Dershowitz and Irwin Cotler talk about: the dynamics of de-legitimization of Israel in Europe, the US, and on college campuses: Defending Israel from a Liberal perspective. Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal (Sept 15, 2011)
Desuden denne artikel:
The United Nations Should Not Recognize an Apartheid, Judenrein, Islamic Palestine
by Alan M. Dershowitz – September 21, 2011
The United Nations is being asked to grant the Palestinians the status of a “state,” for at least some purposes. The question arises what kind of a state will it be? In an effort to attract Western support, the Palestinian Authority claims that it will become another “secular democratic state.” Hamas, which won the last parliamentary election, disagrees. It wants Palestine to be a Muslim state governed by Sharia Law.
We know what the Palestinian leadership is saying to the West. Now let’s look at what its saying to its own people, who will, after all, be the ultimate decision makers if Palestine is indeed a democracy.
Måske kan Francis Fukuyama også blive nomieret til en Golden Globe? Ok, filmatiseringen skal lige på plads først:
10th Anniversary of 9/11 – Interview with Francis Fukuyama
Terror attack expedited end of U.S. dominance
The Yomiuri Shimbun – Michiro Okamoto – Sep. 11, 2011
American political scientist Francis Fukuyama recently declared that 9/11 facilitated changes that led to a multipolar world today–specifically the rise of China, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and India–because the United States lost trust as a society pushing for democracy and human rights during its campaign in Iraq.
Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, said although there is no direct link between 9/11 and the Arab upheavals of this year, the former served to delay the topplings of autocratic regimes in the Arab world by five years.
Åh, det er så smukt at være halalhippie. Mere HER hos The Yomiuri Shimbun.
Mon ikke der snart dukker noget video op fra Glenn Becks besøg i Israel? Det, der ligger på YouTube, er ret forklippet. Man kan jo blive nødt til at blogge de meget redigerede indslag, men jeg venter lige et par dage og ser, om der ikke uploades noget bedre:
Glenn Beck’s revealing visit
Caroline Glick – August 26, 2011
American media superstar Glenn Beck’s visit to Israel this week was a revealing and remarkable event. It revealed what it takes to be a friend of Israel. And it revealed the causes of Israel’s difficulty in telling its enemies from its friends.
Many world leaders, opinion-shapers and other notables profess enduring friendship with Israel. From Washington to London, Paris to Spain, policymakers and other luminaries preface all their remarks to Jewish audiences with such statements. Once their declarations are complete – and often without taking a breath – they proceed to denounce Israel’s policies and to deny its basic rights.
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,
Tutu’s war on Israel, Jews
Archbishop Tutu leads vile, racist campaign against Israel and Jewish people
Giulio Meotti – August 11, 2011
Barack Obama awarded him the US highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Tutu has been called “an inspiration” and was compared to Albert Schweitzer and Gandhi. The Wall Street Journal labeled him “the best known priest in the world.” Tutu was even asked to donate his genome to scientists to discover the African roots of mankind.
Mere HER i Ynet News.
Prisoners of Bad Conscience
Nick Cohen – July/August 2011
A few weeks ago what was once the most highly regarded human rights organisation in the world felt obliged to sign off a press release with the following statement: “Amnesty International wishes to stress that we condemn all attacks on civilians no matter what the circumstances.” In the past, its declaration would have provoked bafflement. Its admirers already knew that Amnesty’s purpose was to allow civilians to enjoy freedom of conscience without fear of imprisonment or murder.
Now they are not so sure. Amnesty has to remind us that it opposes murder because it indulges men who are all in favour of it. The declaration was prompted by Amnesty’s decision to host an Islamist who had gurgled that he would dance with joy in Trafalgar Square when Iranian rockets rained down on Jewish civilians.
Mere HER i Standpoint Magazine. Desuden havde Morten Uhrskov Jensen denne artikel i Jyllands-Posten i 28. marts 2011. Den fik jeg lige lyst til at linke til:
Note: Det BBC-program, som Standpoint nævner, er ikke længere online.
The Real Mahatma Gandhi
Questioning the moral heroism of India’s most revered figure
By Christopher Hitchens – July/August 2011
Joseph Lelyveld subtly tips his hand in his title. The word Mahatma (often employed in ordinary journalistic usage without any definite article, as if it were Mohandas Gandhi’s first name) is actually the Sanskrit word for “Great Soul.” It is a religio-spiritual honorific, to be assumed or awarded only by acclaim, and it achieved most of its currency in the West by association with Madame Blavatsky’s somewhat risible “Theosophy” movement, forerunner of many American and European tendencies to be found in writers, as discrepant as Annie Besant and T. S. Eliot, who nurture themselves on the supposedly holy character of the subcontinent. The repetition, unlikely to be accidental in the case of a writer as scrupulous as Lelyveld, seems to amount to an endorsement. In a different way, the subtitle reinforces the same idea. Not Gandhi’s struggle for India, but with it: as if this vast and antique land was somehow too refractory and ungrateful (recalcitrant is a word to which Lelyveld recurs) to be fully deserving of Gandhi’s sacrificial endeavors on its behalf.
Mere HER i The Atlantic.
Andre kilder: The Atlantic Wire,
Og nu til noget helt andet! Ret langt udenfor bloggens emneområder. Folkene bag 92nd Street Y uploader lidt af hvert. Her har de YouTubet en audio fra 1961:
Nadine Gordimer at the 92nd Street Y: April 1961
Nadine Gordimer, South African novelist and short story writer, began writing at an early age. The daughter of Jewish immigrants, she published her first short story, “Come Again Tomorrow,” when she was 15. At 21, Gordimer briefly attended Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg where she was exposed to the social and political atmosphere of South Africa, which would become the focus of her works. Gordimer’s short stories have been published in various magazines such as the The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Yale Review. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991 and continues to live in and write about South Africa.
Nadine Gordimer appeared at the 92nd Street Y early in her career on April 24, 1961 to read selected short stories. In the video clip here, listen to “A Style of Her Own.”
Man skal være i humør til noget let – novellerne siger ikke moderne mennesker så meget. Men vi møder datidens holdning til sydafrikanere og politisk ukorrekt sprogbrug – især i novelle nummer to:
Nadine Gordimer vandt Nobelprisen i litteratur i 1991. Den næste video er fra april 2005:
Nadine Gordimer on racism
Here, she describes her escape from the racist ideology she had grown up with.
Og om fejl i koranen og grusomhed i islam. Uploadet på YouTube af producenten den 22. maj 2011, men optaget for mindst 4 år siden:
Christ in Prophecy: Mark Gabriel on the Nature of Islam
What happens when a Muslim converts to Christianity? Hear Mark Gabriel’s testimony with Dr. David Reagan on the show Christ in Prophecy.
Det er et tilfælde, at de to videoer er nøjagtigt lige lange:
Christ in Prophecy: Mark Gabriel on the Nature of the Quran
What are the differences between the Bible and the Qu’ran? Dr. Mark Gabriel explains with Dr. David Reagan on the show Christ in Prophecy.
Andre kilder: Wikipedia,
Hvorfor skal vi have menneskerettigheder, som der er demokratisk flertal imod? Ned med domstolsstyret:
Jacob Mchangama, chefjurist i tænketanken Cepos – 11.05.11
En udefrakommende iagttager må nærmest uvægerligt have fået det indtryk, at Danmark er et land plaget af racisme og fremmedhad, og hvor etniske og religiøse minoriteter behandles som i 1930′ernes Tyskland.
Den 2. maj var Danmark til ”eksamen” i menneskerettigheder ved det såkaldte Universal Periodic Review (UPR) i FN’s Menneskerettighedsråd i Geneve. [...]
Mere HER i Jyllands-Posten. Og fra et læserbrev i samme avis:
Tina Kaare, chef for ledelsessekretariatet, Udlændingeservice:
[...] Udlændingeservice har understøttet en markant udvikling i indvandringen. I 2010 blev der samlet set givet dobbelt så mange tilladelser (ca. 60.000) som i 2003 (ca. 31.000), ikke mindst pga. en eksplosion i indvandring af arbejdskraft.
Mere HER i Jyllands-Posten.
Opdatering 12. maj 2011 – Søren Krarus skriver om samme emne:
Racismeparagraffen er totalitær i sit ophav
Søren Krarup | 12. maj 2011
Racismeparagraffen er diktaturlandenes værk og farlig for ytringsfriheden, skriver Søren Krarup (DF)
Samme dag som Lars Hedegaard blev kendt skyldig i “racisme” af Østre Landsret, var der en lang og hed debat om emnet i Folketinget. Det var mærkeligt at opleve. Ét sted, i Østre Landsret, herskede jagten på det frie ord eller foragten for ytringsfriheden i form af dommen over Lars Hedegaard.
Mere HER i Kristeligt Dagblad.
Fra 24. marts 2011:
Prof. Alan Dershowitz at Oslo Symposium 2011
Africa’s Worst Dictator
How has Robert Mugabe been able to rule Zimbabwe for so long?
By Christopher Hitchens – April 11, 2011
Now that the South African political leadership has—after years of shameful silence and even complicity—declined to continue its open-ended indulgence of Robert Mugabe, it becomes possible to envisage a time when Zimbabwe will be free of the hideous regime of one man and one-party rule. Other contributing factors, such as Mugabe’s age and the inspiring influence of events at the other end of Africa, can be listed. But the democratic opposition in Zimbabwe predates the “Arab spring” by several years and must now count in its own right as one of the world’s most stubborn and brave movements.
Peter Godwin’s most recent book, The Fear, updates the continuing story of popular resistance. In my opinion it’s not quite as powerful as his earlier book, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, but it does convey the awful immediate reality of a state where official lawlessness and cruelty are the norm. It also maps the symptoms of regime-decay: If only for nakedly opportunist reasons, there are increasing numbers of people among Mugabe’s own clientele who are looking to a future when the near-nonagenarian (he is 87) will no longer be with us.
Philip Larkin, the Impossible Man
How the most exasperating of poets met his match
By Christopher Hitchens – May 2011
In May 1941, Philip Larkin was the treasurer of the Oxford University English Club and in that capacity had to take the visiting speaker George Orwell out to dinner after he had addressed the membership on the subject of “Literature and Totalitarianism.” Larkin’s main recollection: “We took Dylan Thomas to the Randolph and George Orwell to the not-so-good hotel. I suppose it was my first essay in practical criticism.”
South African Charge of Israeli Apartheid Rings Hollow
by Alan M. Dershowitz – April 5, 2011
A recent speaking tour about Israel brought me to South Africa, following a visit to Norway. Both countries are hostile environments when it comes to the Jewish state. In Norway, the three faculties of the Norwegian universities refused to host me, but student groups broke the boycott against pro-Israel speakers by inviting me to speak. In South Africa, the boycott held and I was precluded from speaking at any university.
The South African boycott against me, as an advocate for Israel, was spearheaded by a sitting judge named Dennis Davis, who aspires to serve on South Africa’s highest court and who authored an op ed in the Cape Times headlined “Dershowitz is not welcome here!” It was cosigned by a dozen other mainstream lawyers and academics strongly opposed to Israel.
Men det er fortjent:
Norway to Jews: You’re Not Welcome Here
Anti-Semitism doesn’t even mask itself as anti-Zionism
By Alan M. Dershowitz – March 29, 2011
Its sponsor, a Norwegian pro-Israel group, offered to have me lecture without any charge to the three major universities. Norwegian universities generally jump at any opportunity to invite lecturers from elsewhere. When my Harvard colleague Stephen Walt, co-author of “The Israel Lobby,” came to Norway, he was immediately invited to present a lecture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Likewise with Ilan Pappe, a demonizer of Israel who teaches at Oxford.
My hosts expected, therefore, that their offer to have me present a different academic perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be eagerly accepted. I have written half a dozen books on the subject presenting a centrist view in support of the two-state solution. But the universities refused.
What I Don’t See at the Revolution
As someone who has witnessed many stages of upheaval, whether in Eastern Europe, Asia, or South Africa, the author puts forth a wary prognosis for the brave Egyptians who thronged Tahrir Square: they likely haven’t got the resources to break the chains of tyranny.
By Christopher Hitchens – April 2011
When anatomizing revolutions, it always pays to consult the whiskered old veterans. Those trying to master a new language, wrote Karl Marx about the turmoil in France in the 19th century, invariably begin haltingly, by translating it back into the familiar tongue they already know. And with his colleague Friedrich Engels he defined a revolution as the midwife by whom the new society is born from the body of the old.
Surveying the seismic-looking events in Tunis and Cairo in January and February of this year, various observers immediately began by comparing them to discrepant precedents. Was this the fall of the Arab world’s Berlin Wall? Or was it, perhaps, more like the “people power” movements in Asia in the mid-1980s? The example of Latin America, with its overdue but rapid escape from military rule in the past decades, was also mentioned. Those with longer memories had fond recollections of the bloodless “red carnation” revolution in Portugal, in 1974: a beautiful fiesta of democracy which also helped to inaugurate Spain’s emancipation from four decades in the shadow of General Franco.
Mere HER i Vanity Fair.
Og den er for længst institutionaliseret af venstrefløjen, som naturligvis godt ved, hvad det er, de laver og hvordan det ender.
Det er en morderisk tid, vi går imøde.
Jøder i Europa vil blive fordrevet til Israel, hvor de heller ikke må være i følge mange muslimer og store dele af venstrefløjen. Nogle vil blive fordrevet til USA, andre vil blive fordrevet derfra.
Jeg har været alt for tilbøjelig til at undskylde venstrefløjen som værende humanitærpopulister, halalhippier eller naivister. Men det er en projektion, har jeg indset. Naiviteten var helt på min side. Jeg vil til at øve mig i at være mere hård.
Her er samlet lidt af de sidste dages advarsler. Den første er en video – Bill Maher Show fra 5. marts 2011. Læs hvad uploaderen skriver. Endnu en antisemit:
Bill Maher Panel Investigates: Why Was This Week So Big On Anti-Semitism?
Listen to this Bullshiter and his mostly jewish panel make excuses for this weeks claims of ”anti-semitism”
Indslaget var åbenbart ikke længere…
Why Are So Many Public Figures Ranting Against “The Jews”?
by Alan M. Dershowitz – March 6, 2011
When celebrities are drunk, on drugs or just high on their own egos, they often engage in rants. These days many such rants are captured on cell phone videos or audio tapes and go viral on the internet. Nothing surprising there. What is surprising to many is that the rant de jour these days seems to be directed against Jews.
Consider the former Dior designer, John Galliano, who was sitting in a bar in a Jewish section of Paris and announcing his love for Hitler and smiling as he told the people at an adjoining table, who he apparently assumed to be Jewish, that “People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f—– gassed.”
Or consider Charlie Sheen who claims to be high on Charlie Sheen, attacking his producer by emphasizing the Jewish nature of his original name, Chaim Levine.
U.S.: Jewish Student Sues UC Berkeley over Muslim Assault
by Maayana Miskin – March 6, 2011
A Jewish student at the University of California at Berkeley who was attacked by a Muslim student last year has filed suit against UC Berkeley for failing to provide a safe atmosphere. In her suit, 21-year-old Jessica Felber alleges that UC Berkeley did not effectively deal with harassment and intimidation by Muslim and pro-Arab student groups, leading to “a dangerous and threatening environment.”
Felber was attacked by Husam Zakharia, leader of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group, during a rally. At the time, she was holding a sign that said “Israel Wants Peace.”
What About “Arab Apartheid Week”?
by Arsen Ostrovsky – March 7, 2011
Today, March 7, begins an annual part of the global campaign to delegitimize Israel, as student groups and academics — on campuses around the world — hold events marking “Israel Apartheid Week” [IAW].
None of these groups is holding similar events protesting human rights abuses in any number of Arab and Muslim countries — Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Yemen, Pakistan, Nigeria, Iraq, the Sudan or Jordan — where people are being jailed, tortured and often killed fighting for their human rights.
The IAW features a series of events, including lectures, films, demonstrations and other activities, which, according to organisers (http://apartheidweek.org/en/about), is aimed at “raising awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies toward Palestinians and gathering support for the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.”
Mere HER i Hudson New York.
Opdatering 9. marts 2011 – Chesler skal lige med også:
Israeli Apartheid Week: Political Theater at Its Worst
by Phyllis Chesler on Mar 8th, 2011
The mob roars its hoarse, ear-splitting chants. “Death to the Jews,” “Death to Zionism,” “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free.” Keffiyas abound: On heads, over faces, around shoulders. The Arab “street” is on the move—in Toronto, Montreal, Amherst, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, St. Louis, Houston, Berkeley, and in Oxford, Belfast, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, and many other Western cities.
Obama’s Problematic Mideast Messages
By Caroline Glick – February 22, 2011
For better or worse, each passing day the Middle East is becoming more unstable. Regimes that have clung to power for decades are now being overthrown and threatened. Others are preemptively cracking down on their opponents or seeking to appease them.
While no one can say with certainty what the future will bring to the radically altered Middle Eastern landscape, it is becoming increasingly apparent that US influence over events here will be dramatically diminished.
This assessment is based on the widespread view that the Obama administration has failed to articulate a coherent policy for contending with the rising populist tides.
Andre kilder: Jewish World Review,