MARVELOUS NEWS FOR A CHANGE!!

BRAVO TO IMMIGRATION MINISTER JASON KENNEY!

Happy Valentines Day Jason Kenney! Islamofascist Palestine House Defunded! Blazing Cat Fur

As readers have suggested write Jason Kenney and thank him – jason.kenney@parl.gc.ca NB: this is the Pallie House Press Release announcing their long anticipated de-funding Minister Jason Kenney Decides to Stop Funding for a Settlement Program Administered by Palestine House TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Feb. 14, 2012) – Earlier this month, Mr.  Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and  Multiculturalism, decided not to renew a contribution agreement between  Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Palestine House Cultural  and Educational Centre (Palestine House). As a result Palestine House  will no longer provide settlement services or language instruction to  newcomer Canadians. Mr. Kenny did not provide any convincing explanation  for his decision.

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CANADA SUPPORTS ISRAEL..

NOT BECAUSE IT IS THE BIBLICAL HOMELAND OF THE JEWS, BUT BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. ANYONE WITH A FUNCTIONING BRAIN SHOULD BE APPALLED BY THEIR NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES BLEATING ON DAILY ABOUT “NEEDING” ISRAEL DESTROYED FOR THEIR TO BE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. WHEN ANOTHER NATION “OFFENDS” THESE SAME IDIOTS, AND THEY “NEED” IT TO BE DESTROYED, WHICH NATION DO WE FINALLY SAY NO?

Canada is Israel’s top ally: Baird

By Jeff Davis, Postmedia NewsFebruary 3, 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says that Canada is Israel’s staunchest  ally in the world, surpassing even the United States in its support.

 

During a lengthy interview with the Jerusalem Post, Baird was asked: “You  said that Canada is Israel’s greatest friend in the world. Where is the U.S. in  this?”

 

“I think the U.S. is a good friend, too,” Baird said. “I like to think we are  better.”

 

Baird was in Israel this week attending a foreign policy conference and  meeting with Israeli officials.

 

The article, titled Warm support from the chilly North, says that since  Stephen Harper became prime minister in 2006, Canada has “set the gold standard  for support of the Jewish state.”

 

“There is not a government on the planet today more supportive of Israel than  Harper’s Canada,” the article says.

 

Baird told the Israeli newspaper the Harper government, unlike the previous  Liberal government, will not “go along to get along” on the world stage, even if  it costs Canada diplomatic points.

 

Baird was asked whether unwavering support for Israel has damaged Canada’s  reputation internationally, given Canada’s failure to win a seat at the UN  Security Council, for the first time ever, in 2010.

 

“There is no doubt that it was unhelpful in the Security Council. I don’t  think you could say there was one particular reason, but that was certainly one  of the reasons,” he said.

 

During the interview, Baird was asked what he would be doing if he were not  Canada’s foreign minister.

 

“Likely working on a kibbutz,” he replied, referring to the communal farms  common in Israel.

 

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OF COURSE, IT’S ISRAEL’S FAULT…

THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST AS OF RIGHT NOW IS IN SOME SERIOUS ISLAMIC TURMOIL, AND THEY WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE IT’S BECAUSE OF ISRAEL?

Peter Goodspeed: Syrian unrest a family fued that poses risks to Israel

Mar 29, 2011 – 11:50 AM ET | Last Updated: Mar 29, 2011 11:52 AM ET

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Pro-regime demonstrators blame Israel for unrest in Damascus on March 29.

Syria may be in the throes of major power struggle as the country’s cabinet resigned Tuesday in a last desperate bid to curb nearly two weeks of increasing unrest.

The resignation of the 32-member Cabinet led by Naji al-Otari, may clear the way for President Bashar al-Assad to lift a state of emergency that has been in place since 1963 in order to introduce some of the reforms demanded by increasingly restive Syrians. The resignations, however, might also mask divisions within Syria’s ruling Assad family over how to cope with the current crisis.

While Mr. Assad has periodically hinted at political reforms since he took over as Syrian president from his father Hafez al-Assad 11 years ago, he has always hesitated to fulfill those promises and has bowed to the demands of hardliners within the regime.

Now, that his presidency is faced with its worst crisis of legitimacy, Syria’s leaders are faced with another stark choice between reform and repression.

And many of the Assad family can be expected to line up in favour of repression. Mr. Assad’s younger brother Maher al-Assad, is the head of Syria’s Presidential Guard and his sister, Bushra al-Assad is married to General Assef Shawkat, the deputy chief of staff of the Syrian army.

Mr. Assad’s more militant family members may also recall that the last time Syria faced large-scale popular street protests was in 2005, when Syria was forced into a humiliating withdrawal from Lebanon as a result of the public outrage that flowed from the car-bomb murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

Having once been forced to surrender their influence and privilege, Syria’s military elite may not be anxious to suddenly become reformers.

The Assad dynasty is also based on the political dominance of Syria’s Alawite sect, a branch of  Shiite Islam that comprises only about 13% of the country’s population.

The Alawites can be expected to cling to power, if only out of fear of possible retribution from Syria’s Sunni majority, if they fall from power.

Mr. Assad, whose family has controlled Syria for four decades, is expected to address the nation in the next 24 hours and has hinted through officials close to him that he is prepared to end the country’s state of emergency, lift bans on other political parties and expand civil rights.

But to be on the safe side, the country has ordered tens of thousands of troops onto the streets in the areas worst hit by public protests since March 18.

Hundreds of thousands of pro-government supporters also staged their own counter protests across Syria Tuesday, publicly expressing their support for Mr. Assad and calling for national unity.

For the last two weeks, while security forces gunned down anti-government demonstrators, state owned news media have blamed the killings on “armed gangs” who have been sending and receiving more than one million telephone text messages “mostly from Israel.”

Seeking unity in the face of an outside enemy, real or imagined, is a traditional tactic of regimes in trouble.

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THE FARCE CONTINUES…

MUSLIM SQUATTERS (PALESTINIANS) ARE NOT LOOKING FOR A TWO STATE SOLUTION..NEVER HAVE..THEY WANT ISRAEL (LAND AND PEOPLE) GONE…BILLIONS HAVE BEEN WASTED TO IGNORE THIS OBVIOUS TRUTH…

Abbas says won’t negotiate ‘for single day’ if freeze ends

 
 
Postmedia News September 20, 2010 10:02 AM

NEW YORK – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Monday he will not take part in U.S.-backed peace talks “for a single day” if Israel does not extend a freeze on settlement building at the month’s end.

“The negotiations will continue as long as the settlement (construction) remains frozen, but I am not prepared to negotiate an agreement for a single day more,” Abbas told AFP.

Abbas is to give a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York this week about “efforts to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land since 1967 to create an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital,” his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said.

Israel and the Palestinians began long-awaited peace negotiations under U.S. mediation on September 2.

But so far Israel has stubbornly refused to extend the partial 10-month ban on new construction, and the Palestinians have vowed to pull out of the talks if building resumes.

The deadline for the end of Israel’s freeze on settlement construction is widely accepted as September 26, exactly 10 months and a day after the original cabinet decision.

But the Israeli military order regarding the moratorium states it will only close at midnight on September 30.

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This is the difference between Israel and Muslim countries…Israel allows for parades, Muslim countries execute their homosexuals…

Karoun Demirjian

Jerusalem — The Associated Press Published on Thursday, Jul. 29, 2010 4:20PM EDT Last updated on Friday, Jul. 30, 2010 1:07AM EDT

Thousands of Israelis marched calmly Thursday in Jerusalem’s longest gay pride parade despite opposition from anti-gay demonstrators.

The subdued march from Jerusalem city centre to the parliament building contrasted with flamboyant gay pride parades elsewhere in the world. Organizers said they were adjusting to the city’s religious character and using it to promote their political agenda.

Carrying rainbow banners, several thousand demonstrators walked along the 2.5 kilometre route. Absent were standard features of many such parades — multicolour floats carrying scantily and provocatively dressed participants, loud music, wild costumes and explicit public examples of homosexual activity.

Even so, a few dozen black-suited ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters at the beginning and end of the route held signs denouncing homosexuals, with slogans like “Gays Play in Hell, Not Jerusalem.” Many ultra-Orthodox Jews consider homosexuality to be an abomination.

Marchers said such opposition has forced Jerusalem’s gay community underground in most parts of the city.

“In a religious society, a lot of people still don’t realize we actually exist,” said Sarah Weil, 26, who helps run an organization for lesbians who are also Orthodox Jews.

The march marked the one-year anniversary of a shooting attack at a Tel Aviv gay youth centre that killed two.

“This is first of all a march of mourning,” said organizer Yonatan Gher, “and at the end we will try to put the mourning behind us and look forward to the coming year, and declare tonight the beginning of gay rights year.”

Thousands of Israeli police guarded the marchers.

The Jerusalem parade has been marred by violence in the past. In 2005, an Orthodox Jewish protester stabbed three marchers. Organizers said the fear of attack still keeps many people at home.

But parade participants say there are signs the climate in Jerusalem is changing.

“I don’t think it’s dangerous anymore,” said Yair Lieberman, 23. “But even if there’s danger, that shouldn’t stop us from walking.”

Sunni’s and Shia’s at it again…Don’t blame Islam, blame the Jews….

Elizabeth A. Kennedy

Bierut — The Associated Press Published on Friday, Jul. 30, 2010 7:53AM EDT

The leaders of Syria and Saudi Arabia have arrived in Beirut for an unprecedented effort to avert a simmering crisis in Lebanon.

Tensions are mounting over expected indictments in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri — the son of the slain statesman — and President Michel Suleiman were at the airport as Saudi King Abdullah and Syrian President Bashar Assad landed on Friday.

It was a strong public show of co-operation between Saudi Arabia and Syria, which for years vied for influence over Lebanon.

Many fear that new violence between Lebanon’s Shiite and Sunni communities could break out if the international tribunal investigating Hariri’s death implicates the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, which is Syria’s main ally in Lebanon.

Mr. Hariri’s death was followed by the rise of a U.S.- and Saudi-backed coalition known as March 14, named after the day of massive anti-Syrian protests in 2005 dubbed the “Cedar Revolution.” The demonstrations eventually led to the withdrawal of Syrian troops, ending almost three decades of Syrian domination that was established during Lebanon’s civil war.

Mr. Assad’s visit to Lebanon on is his first trip there since Syrian troops were forced out.

Many in Lebanon blame Syria for Mr. Hariri’s assassination, a claim that Damascus denies. Mr. Hariri was a Sunni leader with strong Saudi links, and his killing exacerbated already-strained tensions between Riyadh and Damascus.

An international tribunal investigating Mr. Hariri’s death has not announced who will be charged, but the leader of the Shiite Hezbollah said last week members of his group will be among those indicted.

Hassan Nasrallah’s announcement appeared to be an attempt to undercut the effects of any indictment, and he dismissed the tribunal as an “Israeli plot.”

Many in Lebanon worry that if the tribunal implicates Hezbollah in the Hariri’s assassination, it could lead to another round of clashes between Lebanon’s Shiite and Sunni communities, such as the bloody conflict that convulsed Beirut in 2008.

Regional tensions also are high over recent reports that Syria sent Scud missiles to Hezbollah and suspicions that Hezbollah patron Iran wants to acquire nuclear weapons. Syria denies sending Scuds.

Syria on Thursday warned the United States to stop trying to interfere as Arab leaders try to defuse heightened tensions in the Middle East.

U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters in Washington this week that he hoped Syrian President Bashar Assad would “listen very attentively” to Abdullah, a U.S. ally.

Washington has urged Syria to move away from its alliance with Iran.

Syria responded that the U.S. “has no right to determine our relationships with regional states or interfere in the content of the talks.”

Syria and Saudi Arabia have long been on opposite sides of a deep rift in the Arab world. The kingdom is a U.S. ally, along with Jordan and Egypt, while Syria backs militant groups such as the Lebanese Hezbollah and Palestinian Hamas.

Syria also is Iran’s strongest ally in the Arab world — a major sticking point with the U.S.

Very simple, quit lobbing bombs at the neighbors and you’ll get your mail….

No mail for Gaza

By Laura Payton, Parliamentary Bureau

OTTAWA – Canadians won’t be able to send mail to the Gaza Strip any time soon, Canada Post said Tuesday.

Israel Post told the Canadian agency on July 20 that it wasn’t delivering mail to the Palestinian territory. Canada Post held onto the mail in the hope delivery would resume.

It now looks like there won’t be any immediate relief, so Canada Post is returning all mail to senders and won’t be accepting any more until Israel Post service resumes.

Spokesman John Caines says when there’s a war or conflict in a foreign destination, postal administrations are notified through the International Postal Union.

A statement released by Canada Post says the agency hasn’t been able to find alternate routes into Gaza.

“Our efforts to get mail through to the Gaza Strip will continue, and we will keep customers updated on developments through our website,” the statement said.

“Once mail service to the Gaza Strip resumes, customers will be able to re-mail their items at no additional charge.”

Well, you wanted Hamas…You got them…

  GAZA (Reuters) – An explosion in the house of a Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip has wounded 15 people, Hamas and medical workers in the Palestinian territory said Monday.

The cause of the explosion in the central Gaza Strip was unclear. The Israeli military denied any involvement.

Palestinian medical workers in Gaza said at least one person was seriously wounded in the blast.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Joseph Nasr, Editing by Mark Trevelyan)