Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Obama and Israel’s “Best Interests.” By Seth Mandel. Commentary, January 15, 2013.
Arabs attack Jews during snowfall. By Avi Green. Tel-Chai Nation, January 13, 2013.
Savages on Video: Muslim Mob Terrorize, Abuse Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem. By Pamela Geller. Atlas Shrugs, January 14, 2013.
Arabs gang up on hareidi Jews in Jerusalem. Video. Israel National TV, January 12, 2013. YouTube.
Ayelet Shaked: The new (secular) face of religious Zionism. By Matti Friedman. The Times of Israel, December 26, 2012.
Ayelet Shaked wants to bring the ideology of the settlements from the West Bank into the Israeli mainstream. With her Jewish Home party surging in the polls, she might do just that.
Meet Ayelet Shaked, the face behind “Yisrael Sheli,” a right-wing organization which attracts Facebook friends and controversy. By Ayelett Shani. Haaretz, June 21, 2012. Also find it here.
Candidate Ayelet Shaked says Haredis should work more. By Avi Green. Tel-Chai Nation, Decmeber 28, 2012.
Sarah Attar Is a Saudi Arabian Traiblazer, by Way of the United States. By Mary Pilon. New York Times, July 13, 2012.
The settlers move to annex the West Bank -- and Israeli politics.
Naftali Bennett: Zionism’s New Boss. By Liel Leibovitz. Tablet, January 14, 2013.
Naftali Bennett and the Continuing Appeal of Religious Nationalism. By Samuel Goldman. The American Conservative, January 14, 2013.
Naftali Bennett Wants You! By Don Futterman. The Daily Beast, December 25, 2012.
The Bayit Yehudi: Because Israel is Our Jewish Home. Party website. YouTube video here.
Afghan Genizah. The National Library of Israel.
The commentary of Rav Sa’adia Gaon to Isaiah 34, in Judeo Arabic
Morsi’s anti-Semitic views are not surprising in themselves; indeed they are completely mainstream and unobjectionable in the Egyptian context. Not many people in Egypt would disagree with the statements in question, and Morsi is more likely to be attacked for being too soft on Israel than for venting his spleen. But these statements, and the widespread support for them, should remind everyone just how slim the chances are for real peace between Israel and its neighbors.
There are a lot of illusions out there about how the exercise of power will moderate the Muslim Brotherhood and similar groups. To some degree, Morsi’s record in office shows a pragmatic willingness to maintain a treaty he deeply loathes with the “sons of apes and pigs.” But we would do better to think of this as caution rather than moderation. If a real opportunity presented itself to destroy the Jewish state, there can be little doubt that Morsi and the members of his movement would think it their duty to act.
For Israel, the lesson is obvious. For the foreseeable future it must depend upon strength rather than trust if it intends to survive.
Egyptian President Calls Jews “Sons of Apes and Pigs”; World Yawns. By Jeffrey Goldberg. The Atlantic, January 14, 2013.
Morsi’s Slurs Against Jews Stir Concern. By David D. Kirkpatrick. New York Times, January 14, 2013.
Mohamed Morsi Comments On Jews “Taken Out Of Context,” Says Egypt Spokesman. By Hamza Hendawi and Sarah El Deeb. The Huffington Post, January 16, 2013.
News Flash: Jews Are “Apes And Pigs.” So Why Is Egypt’s Morsi The Elephant In America’s Newsrooms? By Richard Behar. Forbes, January 11, 2013.
Egypt’s Morsi, in 2010 interviews posted online, called Zionists “bloodsuckers” and descendants of pigs, urged to sever all ties with Israel. By Ron Friedman. The Times of Israel, January 4, 2013.
Morsi: Boycott USA, Jews “Descendants of Apes and Pigs.” By Joel Griffith. Breitbart, January 4, 2013.
Egyptian President Morsi - Moderate Islamist. By Rick Moran. The American Thinker, January 4, 2013.
The Egyptian Idea of Brotherhood. By Jonathan S. Tobin. Commentary, January 3, 2013.
Worst-case scenario in Egypt. By Martin Kramer. Sandbox, June 26, 2012.
Obama: Egypt not an ally of US, but not an enemy. By Shawna Thomas. NBC News, September 12, 2012. Telemundo video here.
Morsi’s Election Can’t Erase Radical Record. By Steven Emerson. The Algemeiner, September 25, 2012.
Mohamed Morsi During Election Campaign: Jihad Is Our Path, Death For The Sake Of Allah Is Our Most Lofty Aspiration, The Shari’a Is Our Constitution. MEMRI, June 27, 2012. Also find it here and here.
Also find more at this previous post.