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Captain Israel t-shirt contest—Bringing it back if anymore people are interested or want to submit designs

jewishpolitics:

That’s right. So here’s the deal. Your mission, should you choose to enter, is to design a Captain Israel t-shirt. Here are the rules

  1. Please be a follower. There are over 1000 of you, so at least five entries would be awesome. (If you’re a new follower or follow me after I post this you are eligible to enter too)
  2. The submission must have the words Captain Israel and my URL
  3. You may include a tagline or a catch phrase should you choose to. 
  4. It must also include something that shows the Zionist and the Conservative that I am. 
  5. The winner will be chosen by me and my family. 

The winning design will be featured on a shirt that I will wear proudly. 

If you have any questions please inbox me. All entries are welcome and can be sent straight through my submission box by Labor Day 2014. I will open the submission box on August 25nd and will be collecting designs until Labor Day. 

If anyone already has designs they want to submit inbox me. I already have one design. 

GUYS ITS TIME! AND LABOR DAY IS COMING! I only have two designs and I would love a couple more. PLEASE PLEASE submit your t-shirt designs. 

humanrightswatch:

The Nightmare in Iraq

I visited a Yezidi village south of Dohuk last Wednesday — a magnet for 60,000 to 70,000 Yezidis fleeing fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS). Those not taken into homes of local residents were camped in classrooms, schoolyards, or buildings under construction. They had bread and water, but not much else, having fled their homes a few days earlier with no more than the clothes on their backs. 

The next day, a colleague found only  two families at the village – the rest, thousands of them, had fled overnight after ISIS seized control of nearby towns populated by Iraqi Christians. The Yezidis, an Iraqi minority who are ethnically related to Kurds and practice a 4,000-year-old religion, feared they could not count on protection from Kurdish peshmerga forces who control Iraqi Kurdistan.

Many more Yezidis – upwards of 150,000– fled Sunday morning from Sinjar and surrounding villages into rugged mountains a dozen or so kilometers to the north. There, they found few means of sustenance or even shelter amid the mountains’ sparse vegetation - no water to speak of, and little by way of shelter from summer temperatures that can soar to 120 Fahrenheit. Perhaps as many as 40,000 managed to descend on the northern side and make their escape that same day, before ISIS surrounded the mountains.

Read more.

Photo: Fearing for their lives, more than 150,000 Yezidis fled Sinjar and surrounding villages to mountains north of the city on August 3, 2014 when the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacked the area. Some young and elderly are dying from the harsh conditions. © 2014 Human Rights Watch

garbanzotoons:

'Holocaust Victims,' Relatives Challenge Elie Wiesel for Defending Israel, by Phyllis Chesler

On August 23, 2014, a paid ad/open letter appeared in the New York Times taking Elie Wiesel to task for playing the “Holocaust trump” card and for trying to “justify the unjustifiable: Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza and the murder of more than 2000 Palestinians.” 

The open letter was in response to Wiesel’s ad, which appeared in a number of newspapers including the ​”Paper of Record​” but which was rejected by the Times of London, and called upon “President Obama and the leaders of the world to condemn Hamas’s use of children as human shields.”

Saturday’s ad is an open letter by “Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi genocide.”

Photo via Haaretz.

One signatory is listed as the “spouse of a hidden child;” some are identified as the children of survivors, as child refugees, or as relatives of refugees (who escaped the Holocaust); some are listed as the grandchildren of survivors and refugees, some are described as the great-grandchildren of survivors, and some merely as “relatives” of survivors and of victims.

Three hundred and twenty-seven names are classified in this way. Are these signatories playing the Holocaust trump cared too​? ​D​o ​they ​have Wiesel’s credentials or gravitas​?

Who are these signatories? Why do they hesitate to proudly list the name of the organization which has sponsored this ad? To find who that might be, the reader is directed to a mysterious website listed at the bottom of the ad.

Only then will you will learn that the ad has been bought and paid for by IJAN – The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network.

Why would they hide the name of their sponsoring organization – an organization which is calling for the destruction of the Jewish National Fund?

Alas, some of the signatories are recognizable to me as people who are serial condemners of Israel and who have already signed any number of petitions condemning Israel.

The names that immediately leap out ​are Berkeley Professor Daniel Boyarin; Barnard Professor Irena Klepfisz (a survivor); Brooklyn College professor and historian Renate Bridenthal (a child refugee); non-stop anti-Zionist Holocaust activist who was recently arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, when she blamed the police for causing the violence, 90-year-old Hedy Epstein (Kindertransport, a child refugee); and Bard Professor Emeritus and author of Overcoming Zionism Joel Kovel (a “relative.”)

These presumably august figures and their allies “condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine.”

There never was a “Palestine” – and these are intellectuals, professors, poets, authors – educated people.

They “are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society which has reached fever-pitch… [resulting in open calls for] the genocide of Palestinians; right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.”

These are all Blood Libels, the product of inflamed imaginations that have been so well rewarded for their politically correct views, so poisoned by propaganda, so blinded by groupthink that they honestly believe that such a letter is an act of courage, not a declaration of anti-Semitism.

Today, anti-Zionism = anti-Semitism. There is no doubt about it.

eretzyisrael:

Welcome to Pallywood!

It’s time for the faked Gaza photos of the day! Check out the “Israeli” “Soldier’s” shoe in the third image - clearly part of the IDF Summer Collection. 

Weapon of choice? Not exactly standard issue.

Sadly, these images and others like it are being shared on social media networks and will gladly be believed by plenty of haters.

Just Disgusting.

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