Hamas Military Chief: Our Fighters Are “Eager For Death”…

And Israel is more than willing to oblige.

Via Times of Israel:

The titular head of Hamas’s military wing sent out a fiery missive Tuesday night, claiming his forces are “eager for death” and saying the terror group would not cease fighting until Israel lifted its blockade on Gaza.

“Israeli soldiers are up against soldiers who are eager for death and united forces,” Mohammed Deif said in a recorded message broadcast on Hamas’s al-Aqsa TV. “The steadfastness of the Palestinian people is what will bring victory on the battlefield. The enemy is sending its soldiers to certain disaster.”

Deif’s voice was recognizable in the audio statement. He has survived repeated Israeli assassination attempts, leaving him limbless, and has operated from hiding for years.

Deif has headed Hamas’s Izz ad-Dine al-Qassam Brigades since 2012, though many analysts believe the group is actually controlled by his Number 2, Marwan Issa.

Belgium Tells Retailers To Clearly Label Goods Made In Israeli Settlements…

I feel like we’ve seen this before.

Via Guardian:

Belgium has advised retailers to label clearly the origin of products made in Israeli settlements that are in occupied Palestinian territories.

The non-binding recommendation has nothing to do with the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, the economics ministry said, noting that Britain and Denmark already had similar labelling guidelines in place.

“It’s a non-binding advice to state on labels that products originating from occupied territories come from there,” a spokeswoman said. “We don’t see this as a sanction against Israel, but EU rules stipulate that consumers have to be informed of the origins of products.”

The ministry planned to send a letter to retail federations on Tuesday recommending the use of such labels. Neither Belgium’s national retail federation, Comeos, nor the Israeli embassy in Brussels would comment before the letter was issued.

Israel has been critical of any move to label produce from Jewish settlements clearly or distinguish them from goods produced by Palestinians, arguing that the distinction is part of a larger effort to impose a Palestinian state on Israel.

The labels Belgium has in mind would mainly apply to fruit and vegetables grown in the West Bank’s Jordan valley, but they could also include products such as sparkling water made by SodaStream and cosmetics by Ahava, both of which have production facilities in the West Bank.

Hillary Clinton: We Really Were “Dead Broke” But I Shouldn’t Have Said It…

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Keep digging.

Via HuffPo:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she regrets saying she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House.

“I regret it. It was inartful,” Clinton said in an interview on Fusion’s “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos.” “It was accurate but we are so successful and we’re so blessed by the success we’ve had and my husband has worked incredibly hard.”

Clinton, who noted she and her husband are “indeed” worth millions, said she doesn’t worry about her financial situation like she worries about families across the United States.

Duke Professor Compares Israeli “Crimes” To The Holocaust…

Hold on to your seats for the shock of a lifetime… the professor is a Muslim!

Via NRO:

… Duke Today reported last week that Omid Safi will head the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC), described as “the university’s hub of teaching, learning and research about Islam and Muslim communities.” Safi has a considerable media presence. He writes a column at Huffington Post entitled “What Would Muhammad Do?” and has contributed to the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and other major media outlets.

Safi, a Duke alumnus, claims to defend an anodyne version of Islam and to eschew extremism. However, there is nothing moderate about the moral equivalencies he invokes to criticize Israel. Take, for example, his “Zionist Atrocities at the Village of Deir Yassin . . . 65 Years ago and Today.” The article was published in Religion News Service (RNS) on April 9, 2013, and retracted shortly thereafter.

Safi asserts that the massacre of the Arab village during the midst of Israel’s 1948 War of Independence continues to exemplify Israel’s modus operandi. The article featured a black-and-white photograph of a prison yard littered with hundreds of human corpses. The people in that photograph are not Arab victims of Deir Yassin but Jewish victims of the Holocaust. A Jewishpress.com article noted: “It’s clear that the photo is there to magnify the impact of [Safi’s] words, and to serve as a historical record of what he describes.”

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Nancy Pelosi On Illegal Immigrants: “We Cannot Have Deportation Without Representation”…

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Says who?

Via Breitbart:

During a hearing with House Democrats on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued that the bill proposed by Republicans did not have the adequate resources to help unattended minors crossing the border with the immigration court process.

The bill, announced by Republicans on Tuesday, would spend $659 million in new spending in response to the crisis on the border.

Citing a friend, Pelosi said that “we cannot have deportation without representation,” and she praised the groups that were working to help the detained children.

Unreal: Third Hamas Rocket Stockpile Found Inside U.N. School In Gaza…

Via Breitbart:

The United Nations Relief & Works Agency For Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced Tuesday that another rocket stockpile has been found at one of its schools in Gaza. This instance marks the third time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge that a weapons arsenal has been found at an UNRWA school in Gaza.

UNRWA has yet to place blame on any individuals or organizations for placing the weapons stockpile within a children’s school. The UN body refused to do so on the past two previous occasions as well.

The UN body, after both previous findings, has handed the rockets it had found back into the possession of “the local police,” otherwise known as the terrorist group Hamas.

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Obama Admin Condemns Israel For Strike On Power Plant: “Deeply Troubled By Humanitarian Impact”…

Don’t worry, still totally pro-Israel.

Via Free Beacon:

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said her department was “deeply troubled” by Israel’s strike on a Gaza power plant, continuing an ongoing trend of Kerry’s State Department obliquely criticizing Israel’s actions.

“We’re deeply troubled by the humanitarian impact of reduced electricity in Gaza,” Psaki told reporters, “particularly for emergency services, and urge all parties to respect the civilian nature of these facilities.”

Senate Democrats Try To Pass Resolution Declaring Global Warming Is Real… Inhofe Blocks It…

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Well done, Senator.

Via The Hill:

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked Senate Democrats on Monday from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked unanimous consent to pass S.Res. 524, which is a measure that expresses the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and poses a risk to the United States. But Inhofe objected.

“All we wanted to say in this resolution is climate change is happening,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on the Senate floor. “We can’t afford to sit around here debating whether climate change is real.”

Inhofe has been an ardent climate change denier, saying it is the “biggest hoax” perpetrated against mankind.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who is a sponsor of the resolution, said Inhofe was living in an “alternate reality.”

“To say that we have no warming is just not factual,” Whitehouse said. “Ignorant, out-of-touch or crazy — that’s what young Republicans think of that position.”

Hillary Clinton Calls On Redskins To Change Team’s “Insensitive” Name…

When exactly did a football team’s name become the defining issue of our time?

Via The Hill:

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the latest Democrat to support changing the name of the Washington Redskins football team.

“I think it is insensitive, and I think that there is no reason for it to continue as a name of a team in our nation’s capital,” she said in an interview with Fusion.

“I would love to see the owners think hard about what they could substitute,” she added.

Clinton did not volunteer any possible new names for the franchise.

Dutch Islamists Waving ISIS Flags Call For Killing “Dirty Jews From The Sewers” During Anti-Israel Protest…

The Nazis have returned.

Via Algemeiner:

Jewish human rights group The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Friday called on Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to rescind approval for a rally in support of ISIS in the Hague, after protesters, yelling in Arabic and Dutch, proclaimed that “dirty Jews from the sewers” should be killed.

In a fiery letter to Rutte, Dr. Shimon Samuels, SWC Director for International Relations, said similar calls of violence were reported at a rally on July 4, and show that rather than even expressing support for Hamas militants in Gaza, the true intention of the rallies have been to call for the death of Jews.

“Yesterday, the call in Arabic and Dutch was for ‘dirty Jews from the sewers to be killed,’” Samuels said. “This rally had little to do with Gaza solidarity. It was unambiguously targeted against Jews, but also according to the Dutch press sought to lynch journalists, who were pulled to safety by the police, otherwise serving as silent spectators.”

He said that what was “most disturbing” was that, while press reports and photos from the rally show the mass of masked demonstrators calling for violence, the official Public Prosecutor’s press release stated “there were only 40 to 50 people present,” that “the police were present with an Arabic speaking police officer” and “the slogans overheard by this officer were not considered as crossing boundaries. Hence no arrest was made.”

Samuels told the Dutch prime minister, “The YouTube clip clearly shows many more than 50 participants and the slogans at the end of the clip were repeated and quite evident, ‘Maut al-Yahud’ (Death to the Jews), ‘Khaybar, Khaybar’ (The genocide of the Jews of Khaybar) and ‘Those who do not jump are Jews’ (All the Muslims present jumped).”

“Our Center expects you to launch an immediate inquiry into the cover-up by this police officer who betrayed his duty to faithfully translate all slogans – most of which were menacing Jews,” Samuels said, urging the Netherlands “to follow the example of the United Kingdom in banning ISIS and to forbid any further demonstrations in Holland that call for the murder of Jews or any other ‘riff-raff’.”

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Jury Rules Widow of Slain SEAL Chris Kyle Must Pay $1.8 Million To Jesse Ventura In Defamation Case…

Physically revolting.

Via ABC News:

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle.

On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man whom he later identified as Ventura after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs “deserve to lose a few.”

Ventura testified that Kyle fabricated the passage about punching him. Kyle said in testimony videotaped before his death last year that his story was accurate.

Legal experts had said Ventura had to clear a high legal bar to win, since as a public figure he had to prove “actual malice.” According to the jury instructions, Ventura had to prove with “clear and convincing evidence” that Kyle either knew or believed what he wrote was untrue, or that he harbored serious doubts about its truth.

The jury told the judge Monday that it didn’t believe it could reach a unanimous verdict, but the judge instructed them to continue. On Tuesday, attorneys for both sides agreed that the verdict did not need to be unanimous and would allow a verdict if only eight of 10 jurors agreed.

Turkish Deputy PM: Women Should Stop Laughing In Public And “Rediscover The Koran”…

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Because only whores laugh in public, or something.

Via Daily Mail:

Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister has said women should not laugh out loud in public and urged them to stop talking about ‘unnecessary’ things on the phone.

Bülent Arınç also complained about ‘moral corruption’ by television programmes which he claims are transforming teenagers from ‘symbols of chastity’ into ‘sex addicts’.

Speaking at an Eid el-Fitr – breaking of the fast – event in the northwestern city of Bursa, he claimed Turks had ‘abandoned their values’ and pleaded people to rediscover the Koran.

Describing his ideal chaste man or woman, Arnic said they should both have a sense of shame and honour.

‘Chastity is so important,’ he said. ‘It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men. [She] will have chasteness. Man will have it, too. He will not be a womaniser.

‘He will be bound to his wife. He will love his children. She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness,’ he added.

According to the Hurriyet Daily News, he went on to condemn the transformation of young females in society.

He said: ‘Where are our girls, who slightly blush, lower their heads and turn their eyes away when we look at their face, becoming the symbol of chastity?’

Feds Dump Hundreds Of Illegals In Tennessee, Don’t Bother To Inform The Governor…

Shockingly, Governor Bill Haslam isn’t thrilled.

Via Fox News:

Imagine you’re about to sit down for supper when suddenly 760 folks show up on your front porch wanting fried catfish and hushpuppies. You’d be fit to be tied as they say in Tennessee.

And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is fit to be tied.

The Obama administration recently released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in the Volunteer State without any warning, the governor charged.

There was not so much as a text message or tweet.

“It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to sponsors in Tennessee without my administration’s knowledge,” the governor wrote in a strongly-worded letter to President Obama.

Haslam, a Republican, said he still has not been contacted by the Obama administration – and has no idea where the illegals were resettled.

Campaign Records Show Biggest Donor To Sandra Fluke’s State Senate Bid Is . . . Sandra Fluke…

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Heartache.

Via Washington Examiner:

Liberal darling and free-birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke is her own biggest donor in her state Senate race, according to official California campaign finance reports.

Fluke donated $12,000 to her campaign and $4,826.27 in non-monetary contributions. While $16,826.27 may not sound like a lot, Fluke also loaned her campaign $100,000.

Where does a 2012 law school grad working as a social justice attorney get a loan that size? Her campaign never responded to a Washington Examiner inquiry, so we’re left to speculate.

Perhaps the loan was in part secured by the family of Fluke’s husband, Adam Mutterperl. In 2012, Fluke married Mutterperl, an amateur stand-up comic and son of big-time Democratic donor William Mutterperl.

And wouldn’t you know it, the Mutterperls have donated quite a bit to Fluke’s campaign. William and Nancy Mutterperl have each donated $8,200 to Fluke’s campaign. Adam has given a bit less – $4,100.

As a family, the Mutterperls have given Fluke $20,500. Fluke’s own family has donated $9,600 to her campaign (her mother gave one donation as Betty and one as Elizabeth).

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German Police Arrest Muslim Man For Throwing Firebombs At Synagogue…

Celebrating the end of Ramabomb.

BERLIN: German police arrested an 18-year-old man after petrol bombs were thrown at a synagogue in the western town of Wuppertal overnight, they said in a statement on Wednesday.

“According to investigations, three suspects threw several incendiary devices at the entrance,” police said. No one was hurt and it appears no damage was done to the synagogue, they said. A local resident had alerted them when she saw a fire close to the building.

Prosecutor Hans-Joachim Kiskel said the nationality of the arrested suspect was not clear but added that the man had told authorities he was Palestinian. The other two suspects fled.

The German government last week reassured Jews living in Germany that they should feel safe in the face of anti-Semitic chants and threats heard at some of the protests against Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza, and said such behaviour would not be tolerated.

German media have expressed shock at the tenor of anti-Israel chants at some of the demonstrations, in a country which is ultra-sensitive about anti-Semitism because of the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazis.

Dem Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama Has To Grant Amnesty To 6 Million Illegals Because GOP Opposed To It…

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Someone remind Jackson Lee that this is how a democracy works.

Via Breitbart:

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “NewsNation with Tamron Hall,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said President Barack Obama should go ahead with his reported plans to give amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal immigrants because the House Republicans won’t pass the Senate’s version of comprehensive immigration reform.

The Texas Democrat said, “I would applaud the president because all we’re doing is taking a sore, bleeding sore and watching it bleed, continue to be infected, and sprinkling water on top of it. That’s what the Republicans are doing.”

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Hollywood Libs Denounce Israeli “Genocide” In Open Letter…

You know, because actors are smarter than us.

Via Fox News:

Javier Bardem did not hold back on his feelings of disgust regarding the escalating violence in the Israeli-Palestine conflict.

In an open letter sent out to the Spanish media over the weekend, he called Israel’s actions against Gaza a “genocide” and said he was outraged and ashamed by the “brutality” of the attacks.

“In the horror happening right now in Gaza there is NO place for distance or neutrality,” Bardem wrote in the letter. “It’s a way of occupation and extermination waged against a people with no means, confined in a minimum territory, with no water, and where hospitals, ambulances and children are targets and presumed to be terrorists. It’s hard to understand and impossible to justify.”

At least 100 Palestinians were killed just Tuesday, including 26 who died in airstrikes and tank shelling on four homes, according to Palestinian health officials and the Palestinian Red Crescent. That pushed the overall death toll since the conflict began on July 8 to at least 1,156, according to Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra.

Bardem was joined by his wife actress Penelope Cruz and other Spanish entertainment greats like Pedro Almodovar, Eduardo Noriega and musicians like Amaral in a subsequent open letter. They called on the European Union to condemn “the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip.”

Palestinian Leader On CNN Pretends He’s Deaf When Confronted Over Hamas’ Ceasefire Rejection…

You can’t make this stuff up.

Via Free Beacon

Kerry After Trying To Get Israel To Sign Pro-Hamas Cease-Fire: My “Devotion” To Israel Is Second To None…

Says the man who is probably the most hated person in all of Israel right now.

Via Mediaite:

. . . He continued on to say, “I’m not gonna worry about personal attacks.” Kerry emphasized how much they’re fighting for a peaceful resolution while making sure they don’t diminish Israel’s right to defend itself.

And as for the attacks against him, Kerry was very blunt.

“I’ve spent 29 years in the United States Senate and had a 100 percent voting record pro-Israel. And I will not take a second seat to anybody in my friendship or my devotion to the protection of the state of Israel.”

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Islamic State Marks End Of Ramadan With Video Showing Mass Execution Of Shiite Prisoners…

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A fitting end to Ramabomb.

Via LWJ:

The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that controls significant territory in both Iraq and Syria, has posted an extremely brutal video commemorating the end of Ramadan. While most Muslims were celebrating the end of Islam’s holy month, the Islamic State is celebrating mass executions.

The Long War Journal is posting these images because they highlight the depravity of the Islamic State and its followers. The Islamic State likely believes that these images will help intimate its opposition into submission and earn new recruits, especially among young jihadists and sympathizers who are mesmerized by the orgy of killings. This will work with a certain segment of the jihadists’ recruiting pool.

But over-the-top violence of this sort can also have the opposite effect, as it turns some potential recruits and supporters into foes. In this regard, the Islamic State is repeating the same mistakes made by its predecessors, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), in the past. The indiscriminate violence carried out by these organizations alienated many Iraqis and sowed the seeds of their initial demise.

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