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MARCH 2012 OUTPOST

Outpost

Editor: Rael Jean Isaac

Editorial Board: Ruth King,Rita Kramer

Outpost is distributed free to Members of Americans For a Safe Israel

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AFSI SPRING TRIP TO JUDEA AND SAMARIA APRIL 22 TO MAY 1, 2012

You are Invited to Join AFSI on our Spring Chizuk Trip To Judea And Samaria – April 22 to May 1, 2012 See the AFSI website for reports and photos of past trips. The cost of the trip is $1800 per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy is available at an additional $400. This covers all […]

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The Treason of the Intellectuals: Ruth King

   I assiduously avoid Holocaust metaphors when discussing Israel’s case for two reasons. First, Zionism is not a response to the genocide of World War II. In fact had Zionism been successful, millions of Europe’s Jewry could have been saved. Second, the Arabs and their propaganda machines have, with considerable success, promoted the canard that […]

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From the Editor: Rael Jean Isaac

 Name that Zionist             Haifa University professor Steven Plaut offers a quiz: Can you name the Zionist who said the following?                 “Those good Jews brought civilization and peace to the Arab Muslims, and they dispersed gold and prosperity over Palestine without damage to anyone or taking anything by force. Despite this, the Muslims declared holy […]

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Why Myanmar…But Not Judea? Gerald Honigman

  Why Myanmar…But Not Judea?   Why Sri Lanka, but not Samaria?    Why not Rhodesia, but the “West Bank?”                   It’s admirable (don’t you think ?) when a people throws off the legacy of imperial oppression to embrace their new freedom. The very renaming of nations themselves has often been a reflection of this wonderful development.                   Admirable, […]

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The Romance of Gush Etzion: Aryeh Tepper

AFSI will be running a series on the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Those who live in them are Israel’s most courageous and patriotic citizens, not “occupiers” but people with the faith and determination to recreate Jewish communities in the land of their forefathers who “settled” there millennia ago. We are giving them the voice denied them in an overwhelming hostile media (shockingly, in Israel as well) which depicts them as zealots, fanatics and chief barriers to peace.

The return of the Jewish people to their homeland succeeded thanks to the extraordinary tenacity of pioneering individuals who, in a dangerous environment, created new communities from scratch. One such community, or rather series of communities, is the Etzion district—in Hebrew, Gush Etzion—located along the ancient mountain route between Jerusalem and Hebron. The first three communities built by Jewish settlers were completely destroyed by Arabs. The fourth still stands today.

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Post-Mubarak Egypt: The Dark Side of Islamic Utopia Robert S. Wistrich

                The  Muslim  Brotherhood  [Ikhwan  al-Muslimim],  along  with  the  more  radical  Salafi Islamists,  has  turned  out  to  be  the  overwhelming  victor  in  the  first  two  rounds  of the  democratic  elections  currently  taking  place  in  post-Mubarak  Egypt.  In  Egypt,  the  two  largest  Islamist  parties  won  about  75  percent  of  the  votes  in  the second  round  of  […]

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Adib Shishakli And Shukri Al Quwatli: Sarah Honig

  Forgotten is our peculiar urban folklore, yesteryear’s spontaneous fun of small Israeli kids rapidly rolling off their tongues the names of assorted Syrian tyrants. This singsong accompanied sidewalk games and was a staple of silly summertime tongue-twister contests.                 Nobody then remotely believed that riots and havoc in neighboring autocracies could betoken the rise of […]

Outpost

Editor: Rael Jean Isaac
Editorial Board: Herbert Zweibon, Ruth King

Outpost is distributed free to
Members of Americans For a Safe Israel
Annual membership: $50.

Americans For a Safe Israel
1751 Second Ave. (at 91st St.)
New York, NY 10128
tel (212) 828-2424 / fax (212) 828-1717
E-mail: afsi @rcn.com web site: http://www.afsi.org

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