Martin Sherman: Comprehending the incomprehensible – Part I and Comprehending the incomprehensible – Part II
The first of a two-part analysis of why Israel is losing the international battle for hearts and minds. And why a failed policy of appeasement prevails and why the Right keeps winning elections but never gets into power.
FP: A good summary of Israel’s strategic and tactical blunders that have been also advanced by this blog.
Elder of Ziyon: Hamas starts campaign for female students to wear veils
The Hamas Ministry of Education in cooperation with the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Islamic Bloc student arm of Hamas has launched a campaign to encourage young women to wear veils.
The campaign was launched at the Ramla Girls' School east of Gaza City.
The campaign "seeks to instill virtuous Islamic values in the hearts of students, to feed their minds and souls and spirit with Islamic morality and ideas."
The Ministry of Religious Affairs is sending preachers to hold a number of seminars and religious lectures for the success of the campaign, praising the efforts of the girls of the Islamic bloc.
FP: With Arab states Islamizing and the PA defunct, Hamas is feeling its oats.
Zalman Shoval: Iran’s latest ploy
We can assume that Iran’s offer to renew talks is merely a ruse. Will the international community, and the U.S. in particular, buy these damaged goods?
FP: Is he kidding? It already did. And will continue to.
JoshuaPundit: L.A's Mayor, Police Chief and County Sherrif Want Driver's Licenses For Illegal Aliens
Los Angeles Mayor and ex-MeCha member Antonio Villaraigosa,Police Chief Charlie Beck and County Sheriff Lee Baca have all come out recently with strong statements endorsing California Driver's licenses for illegal aliens.The statements were designed to coincide with California Assemblyman Gil Cedillo's latest attempt to get a bill passed in the state legislature and signed by Governor Brown. He has a fair chance of succeeding, because the legislature is Democrat controlled and Governor Brown is a long time open borders advocate who has already instituted a state mandated Dream Act to provide in state tuition for illegal aliens.
So....if this isn't about public safety or valid ID's, what's it about and why are Southern California's top law enforcement officials pushing it?
It's actually pretty simple. Chief Beck serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and the Democrat dominated Los Angeles City Council, and Sheriff Baca is up for election in 2013.
And one thing Baca, Beck, Mayor Villaraigosa and the other Democrats supporting this move know is that thanks to President Clinton's 1993 Motor Voter law, anyone getting a driver's license or registering a vehicle automatically receives paperwork and assistance in registering to vote.
FP: The US does not have enough electoral system problems and California’s collapse is not sufficient. Suicidal.