Tuesday, February 21, 2012

From israel today - Young Palestinians seek violence, indifferent to 'occupation'

It breaks the heart.  I'm serious.  It breaks the heart because a new poll indicates that Palestinian youth are willing to kill and in turn be killed because Israel exists. Alisa Flatow
A poll conducted among young Palestinians aged 18-30 recently had some surprising and unsurprising results that can be seen as the outcome of both reality on the ground and the libelous education to which Palestinian children are subjected.
You can read the full story here.

We know that poison is being fed to Palestinian kids through schools, textbooks, dedications in honor of murderers, and the like.  It begs the question, don't Palestinian parents value the lives of their children?

That's what I think.

Stephen M. Flatow

Monday, February 20, 2012

Nigerian underwear bomber gets life and files appeal

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received a life prison term for his attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day 2009.  Not happy that he saved himself from getting his private parts burned a second time in the electric chair, he has now filed an appeal of his sentence.

You can read the two stories below. Alisa Flatow terrorism

Nigerian underwear bomber gets life in prison - Boston.com

Nigerian underwear bomber appeals life sentence - Boston.com

Well, that's what I have to say.  What do you think of the prison sentence and his appeal?

Stephen M. Flatow

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Israel’s friends in the Arab world

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Frida Ghitis, writing in the Miami Herald, comments on Arabs speaking well.  The biggest problem that stops Arabs from fighting anti-Semitism in their midst is the lack of freedom of speech and, when the going gets tough for those who do write, the lack of support from others in the liberal sphere.

You can read the full column here.