The U.N.’s One State Solution on Israel

Saw a post from the Elder of Ziyon about Ken Roth’s bias and snarky bigotry, and one of the tweets had a political cartoon of Gaza as a prison done by Mike Luckovich for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Since the “Gaza is a prison” meme is laughable, I decided to “fix” the cartoon to better represent the reality Mr. Luckovich is trying to create along with the UN’s Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The Israeli "One State Solution" imposed by the UN and the OIC

The Israeli “One State Solution” imposed by the UN and the OIC

What ISIS (Islamic State) and HAMAS has in store for Jews and Israel

What ISIS (Islamic State) and HAMAS have in store for Jews and Israel

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Most of Ken Roth's most popular tweets are anti-Israel lies

By Elder of Ziyon (

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From MyTopTweet: analyzes any Twitter account to show you their most retweeted tweets! We look at the past 3200 tweets sent by the account to show you their top 10 tweets.

I decided to check what the most popular tweets of Human Rights Watch’s Ken Roth.

Surprise! Not only are 8 of his top ten tweets anti-Israel, but most of those are lies!

Number 1 with nearly 9000 retweets:

This Washington Post graphic helps us visualize the death toll of the current #Gaza fighting.
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 22, 2014

#5 was the same graphic with the text “Israel precision fire killing 4.9 times as many #Gaza civilians as fighters. Who’s the target?”

#10 was again the same graphic, with this text:
Palestinians killed: more kids (129) than militants (86). 4.7x as many civilians as militants.

All of these are lies. The ratio of civilians to fighters is closer to 1:1 than 4.7:1, and Roth’s insinuation that the IDF was targeting civilians with their precision weapons is beneath contempt.

His other anti-Israel tweets in the top ten:


“I saw no evidence during my week in Gaza of Israel’s accusation that Hamas uses Palestinians as human shields”: BBC
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 24, 2014

While perhaps the BBC correspondent didn’t see anything, Ken Roth knows that under the definition of human shields accepted by international humanitarian law, Hamas uses human shields.


US is shamefully alone in opposing UN rights council investigation for #Gaza. It passes anyway, 29 to 1; 17 abstain.
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 23, 2014

There is nothing shameful about opposing the disgraceful targeting of Israel by the UNHRC, which spends more time on Israel than every other country combined. Just like Ken Roth!

#7 was this gem:

Remember when #Israel insisted Hamas was behind kidnap-murder of three West Bank teens. Oops, turns out it wasn’t.
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 27, 2014

Oops indeed. Hamas has since admitted multiple times that it was behind the kidnapping, and Roth never corrected his false (and condescending) tweet.


The “two-state solution” as seen from besieged #Gaza.
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 24, 2014

Ah, the old “Gaza as prison” slander. The prison with beaches, shopping malls and water parks. Funny how no one is concerned over Egypt’s allowing fewer Gazans to cross their border than Israel allows to …read more

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BBC News misleads audiences on UN food aid to Gaza Strip

By Hadar Sela

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On August 27th the BBC News website published an article titled “Gaza conflict: Israeli PM Netanyahu says war was ‘victory’” on its Middle East page. The report opens with various statements from a press conference held by Israel’s prime minister before stating in its seventh and eighth paragraphs:

“On Wednesday, the UN’s World Food Programme said one of its convoys had entered Gaza for the first time since 2007, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days.

Fishing boats also ventured out to sea as restrictions were eased.”

Now of course most readers would understand those words to mean that the UN’s World Food Programme has not been able to supply people in the Gaza Strip with food aid since 2007. Given that the report’s previous sentences relate mostly to statements made by the Israeli prime minister and the subsequent sentence uses the words “also [….] as restrictions were eased” in relation to the fishing zone, readers might well also assume that the fact that a WFP convoy had not been able to enter the Gaza Strip since 2007 had something to do with restrictions implemented by Israel.

However, as readers who took the time to click on the link would see, the BBC actually left out two very significant words in its paraphrasing of the World Food Programme statement.

“For the first time since 2007, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip today, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days.” [emphasis added]

But still, perhaps this is the first time since 2007 that the WFP has been able to provide food to people in the Gaza Strip? Well, no: it has been doing so throughout the recent hostilities and long before.

So how did it manage that if its convoys have been unable to enter the Gaza strip via the Rafah crossing since 2007? Via the Israeli-operated

“Kerem Shalom allows the transfer of hundreds of trucks daily carrying goods sent by the Red Cross, UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency …read more

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An Alternative To Government Meddling? Common Sense

By Amy Alkon

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An Alternative To Government Meddling? Common Sense
“The Rational Optimist” blogs about the TSA and other government-originated stupidities:

But anyway, two seconds thought shows that the whole rigmarole of officiously checking boarding passes and IDs makes no sense. Faking them would be the easiest part of the plot for a would-be hijacker. Nor does x-raying every bag and person make much sense – especially with TSA personnel being (forgive my bluntness) low-paid drones proven unable to spot true problems.

I’m reminded of Philip Howard’s enlightening 1994 book, The Death of Common Sense. In his latest, The Rule of Nobody, he relates that after some nasty scandals, Australia scrapped hundreds of detailed rules governing nursing homes. Regulatory experts were aghast. Yet, with facilities now enjoined simply to provide a “homelike environment” with “privacy and dignity” – freeing them to think creatively rather than blindly following checklists – they measurably improved.

Howard’s point is that we tend to impose complex regulatory schemes because we don’t trust their targets – be it governmental arms, or businesses – to behave reasonably and fairly otherwise. It’s a big mistake, as evidenced by Australia’s experience. And by [the] TSA.

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This Guy Will Spend His Life In A Cage For Marijuana

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This Guy Will Spend His Life In A Cage For Marijuana
At reason Aaron Malin writes about Jeff Mizanskey, swept up by Missouri’s three strikes law and now serving life without parole:

Jeff racked up all three strikes without ever committing an act of violence. He was a working class guy with a small side gig as a low-level pot dealer. He never hurt anyone, never brandished a weapon, and never sold to children.

Jeff calmly told me his story from across the table in the visiting room. The guard stared at the floor as he half-listened from thirty feet across the room.

Strike one came in 1984 when Jeff sold an ounce of marijuana to a close relative, who at some point gave or sold it to an undercover police officer. The relative told police where he got it in exchange for leniency, and his testimony was enough to get a search warrant of Jeff’s home. The half-pound of pot found during the search landed him with his first felony conviction and five years probation.

Strike two came in 1991. Police again received information from an informant that was sufficient to obtain a search warrant of Jeff’s home. This time, they found less than three ounces of cannabis, but it was still more than the one and a quarter ounces needed to trigger a felony charge. Unable to afford the legal fees necessary to fight the charge in court, he pleaded guilty for the second time.

Just two years later, Jeff gave a friend a ride to a motel. The friend was there to buy a few pounds of pot from a supplier, who was once again working with the police and had helped them set up a sting operation. Jeff accompanied his friend into the motel room and allegedly handled a package of marijuana during the transaction. He was arrested with what would end up being his third strike as they left the parking lot. Jeff has been in a cell at the maximum security Jefferson City Correctional Center (JCCC) ever since, nearly 21 years and counting.

Malin notes:

Jeff has watched dozens of convicted rapists and murders, housed in his cellblock, walk out the doors as free men over the past 21 years. Many have re-offended and were sent right back to prison. Meanwhile, Jeff has completed over a dozen rehabilitation programs while incarcerated, and now mentors other inmates to convince them to learn from his past. He …read more

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