This issue examines the latest Hezbollah threat, the desecration of Ezekiel's tomb in Iraq, Israeli relief in Haiti, Code Pink's terrorist ties, some legal setbacks for CAIR, and the controversy around the death of an Iranian scientist.
OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION
David Zauber reports
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed on Friday to “change the face of the region” in the event of renewed conflict with Israel. The Hezbollah leader said Lebanon was “faced with the [Israeli] threats that you hear today… I promise you that if another war breaks out with the Zionists… we will defeat the enemy, achieve a great victory and change the face of the region.” The Hezbollah leader was addressing an international “resistance” gathering in Beirut featuring delegations from several Arab and other countries. Nasrallah said the future of the region was “strength, dignity, and freedom,” while slamming “Israel, occupation, hegemony and arrogance.” He added that “Israel is in real trouble,” and claimed that the IDF had been defeated by a “handful of resistance fighters and jihadists.”
The distinct Jewish character of the Prophet Ezekiel's tomb located in Al-Kifl, a small town south of Baghdad, is being completely erased by Iraq's Antiquities and Heritage Authority. As part of “renovations” being made due to the site's poor conditions, they are removing the Hebrew inscriptions and ornaments from the tomb. Prof. Shmuel Moreh of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem confirmed the report through a colleague who visited and saw “the grave [was] covered by plaster and that a mosque is planned to be built on top of the tomb” that Jews, Christians and Muslims have visited without contention for centuries.
The Jerusalem Prayer Team reports
Israel has stepped into the gap with IDF medical teams. On their first day in Haiti (even though it was the Sabbath Day) they rescued eight students from a flattened university in Port-au-Prince. The full field hospital is now up and running, staffed with more than 40 Israeli doctors. They can treat as many as 500 people each day. One highlight of the first week was the birth of a baby boy at the Israeli field hospital. His grateful mother said she would name the child Israel in honor and appreciation of the generous Jewish people who came to her aid.
IT’S NEWS TO ME
As Americans keep a wary eye on Muslim radicals in Yemen, little attention is being given to a far more dangerous enemy right in our own backyard. Under the banner of 'anti-war' activism, the radical group Code Pink is running banner advertisements on the English language version of the official Web site of a terrorist sympathizing group, the Muslim Brotherhood, one of which invites the Muslim Brotherhood to “join us in cleansing our country.” The ad is entitled 'Arrest The War Criminals.' Only problem is, Code Pink believes the war criminals are none other than George W. Bush and Co. And they're actively recruiting radical Muslim terrorists to help them in their cause.
Responding to a federal subpoena served by the FBI, lawyers for a former Air Force special agent who conducted a private undercover probe of the Council on American-Islamic Relations have turned over thousands of pages of internal documents that allegedly confirm the D.C.-based Muslim group's role as a front for terrorist groups that seek Islam's domination over the U.S.
As WND reported, FBI agents entered the capital law offices of Cozen O'Connor in the nation's capital Nov. 24 with a warrant to obtain 12,000 pages of documents gathered by P. David Gaubatz and his son Chris in a daring six-month undercover penetration of CAIR.
The Texas Supreme Court dealt another blow to Islamic organizations which use lawsuits as a form of “legal jihad” to silence public discussion of Islamic terrorist threats. On Friday, January 15, 2010, the Texas Supreme Court denied a petition for review of a Second District Court of Appeals opinion which dismissed the defamation lawsuit brought by seven Dallas-area Islamic organizations against Internet journalist Joe Kaufman.
Iran Blames U.S. and Israel
The funeral on Thursday of an Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated this week under mysterious
circumstances was used by government supporters to angrily blame Israel and America for his death, while opposition protesters also showed up to continue their campaign against the clerical regime in Tehran. Dr. Masoud Ali Mohammadi was a leading figure in Iran's scientific establishment and a supporter of opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, leading to wild speculation about who was behind his death. Iranian government sources are blaming the killing on Israel and the CIA, but many in Iran believe that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps had him killed to eliminate one of their opponents and then try to divert attention from anger at their own actions by blaming it on outsiders.
Points of Ellipsis
Three dots (points of ellipsis) indicate an omission, a lapse of time, or a long pause. When used at the end of a sentence, add a fourth dot for the period, unless the thought is meant to be incomplete (use three dots).
“All persons born in the United States…are citizens of the United States.”
“I didn't know you cared….” (complete thought)
“I didn't know you cared…” (thought trails off)
Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game” when we are already there? and why are they called “stands” when they are made for sitting?