by Peter A. Baum, originally published 05-November-2018
Israel’s Increasing Friendship with Arab Countries
In this last week, Israel’s relations with the Sunni Arab world went through a metamorphosis.
Netanyahu visited Oman in what was by all accounts an exceptional diplomatic success and the attractive Israeli Judo squad was a major hit in the UAE world championships.
The Israeli flag was paraded in medal-winning ceremonies to loud applause.
Additionally, the respected Bahraini writer Abdullah Al-Junaid (in the above image) proposed normalisation of relations with Israel.
Such media output is always State-sanctioned and is a clear indication of planned future development probably with Saudi approval.
This positive news for Israel did not manage to find its way into the BBC nor other mainstream media outlets.
However, a BBC Radio interview with an anti-Israeli commentator, Ian Black, was recorded regarding the Oman visit and naturally given a totally negative slant.
A high-level Israeli delegation also visited Chad, a Muslim country in Africa that cut off diplomatic relations with Israel in 1972 – embassies will soon be restored a clear sign of Africa’s increasing trade and political renewals of relationships with Israel.
As at the time of writing, I gather a prominent Saudi cleric has come out in support of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh – ”The Times They Are A-Changing”.
Paradoxically the Palestinian Authority confirmed their non-recognition of Israel.
The Plight of Racist South Africa
On Wednesday, October 31st, I watched the BBC’s Stephen Sackur – not the sharpest pencil in the box – interview the equally unimpressive South African, Minister for Energy, Thembisli Majola.
Given the brutally negative media campaign waged against Donald Trump when he pulled out of the climate change accord, South Africa’s record on polluting the planet, which is frankly disgraceful, has been completely ignored.
South Africa relies 90% on the most atmospheric polluting (nitrogen dioxide) coal-fired power stations and renewables count for just under 4% of energy output.
Unemployment is an official 27%, unofficially nearer 35%, and poverty is officially 50% and unofficially, 57%.
The country is violent, corrupt, tribal, poor, and getting poorer…
Oh for the days of Apartheid.
Two former leaders, Mbeki and Zuma, both corrupt, are calling Rhamposas’s Government, wait for this – Black Racist.
Financial corruption is endemic and so is violence and poverty.
Land grabbing from white South Africans is now part of the political agenda – is this not racism?
Let’s just review some statistics and let the reader decide about the well-being of South Africa, pre and post-Apartheid.
During the Apartheid years 1948-1994, life expectancy rose from 38 years (1900-1948) to 64 years.
Infant mortality rates decreased from 174 to 55 deaths per thousand during the same period.
Of the 21,000 deaths, 92% were black on black tribal, and during the most violent years of apartheid 518 deaths, that was 5.6%, were caused by the South African security forces.
After Apartheid, during the years 1994 to 2000, the death toll caused by tribalism soared to 174,220 officially, unofficially probably another 10% – and since that time the rate is calculated at circa 75 per 100,000 population.
With a population of 56.77 million, that equates to nearly 43,000 deaths yearly caused by tribalism.
Missing from the interview was any reference to corruption, racism, violence, or tribalism.
A BBC whitewash from a professionally incompetent and cowardly BBC presenter, Apartheid or tribalism, you decide.
Christians in Pakistan
Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has a death penalty conviction…
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row for almost 8 years on blasphemy charges.
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A Pakistani Christian woman has spent 8 years of solitary confinement in appalling conditions in a Pakistani jail, awaiting death for blasphemy.
The BBC as is typical in their disregard for Christian values has just reported her release in a very brief – less than a 20-second news item.
How is it that the plight of Christians in medieval Islamic countries is so worthless of news coverage?
And moreover, how is it that Pakistan has a seat at the world table given such barbaric prejudices?
Where was the outpouring of disgust by the news media about Pakistan’s racist and legal discrimination against non-Muslim religions and nationalities as written into their constitution?
Compare this to the saturation, negative media vomit when Israel recently passed the modest and completely acceptable Nation-State Law.
Moreover, the BBC and all other mainstream Western news channels gave saturation coverage during a stage-managed videoed incident of a Palestinian teenager slapping an Israeli soldier.
The BBC devoted 240,000 hours to this incident with follow through on all of its news output sources.
Unfortunately for the intellectually retarded Palestinian girl and her equally backward family, thanks to the BBC they are currently the laughing stock of the Arab world.
The girl came out of prison 15 kilos heavier thanks to the Israeli hummus and falafel she gorged on and Arabs worldwide are livid that no news cover was given to the 4,000 Palestinians slaughtered during the same period by Syrian, Russian, and Iranian troops in Syria.
At least 25,000 Christians have been slaughtered in Pakistan since the implementation of discriminatory laws against Christians.
Where are the western news channels – WHERE ARE THEY ????
Riots are continuing in Pakistan about the non-implementation of the death penalty on this Christian woman and her lawyer has been forced to leave the country for fear of his life.
EIGHT YEARS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR DRINKING WATER FROM THE SAME JUG AS MUSLIM WOMEN…
NO BBC REPORTING
It will come as no surprise that the slaughter of 7 Coptic Christians in Egypt by Islamic terrorists also went unnoticed.
EDITOR’S UPDATE: Just as we were preparing this post for publication, the husband of Asia Bibi appealed on Sunday (4-Nov-2018) to U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May as Asia was acquitted but not released after countrywide protests – click here for this story and here for a 2021 update on her story.
Reference: Christianity in Pakistan
Iran and the European Union
The EU wanted to avoid sanctions as an affront to Donald Trump.
In fact, they wanted to expand trade with the mad Mullahs but Denmark has spoiled the party.
Apparently, the Iranians were plotting to kill an Iranian/Danish opponent of the regime, the Danes discovered it and are looking to the EU for total support.
Denmark incidentally is the nation that banned the Burkha.
What will the EU do – support the Shia sponsors of global terrorism? or back the Danes?…
Watch this space.
Saudi and Khashoggi
Well hasn’t it gone quiet?
The Saudis have managed themselves out of a sticky corner and I think our exposure of the State-sponsored killings of journalists in Malta, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Turkey, and Iran may have given them some ammunition.
I expect this will have no further news impact of importance.
Paradoxically, the Iranians were rubbing their hands with glee over the comical killing of the worlds’ least respected journalist but haven’t it gone badly for them?
Why do I hear you ask?
The Iranians thought that Turkey was going to come into the Russian-Turkey-Iranian axis but Turkey wants back into the Western Alliance and by going soft on Saudi has managed to do just that.
I am no fan of Erdogan but thanks to Saudi’s clumsiness he has played a blinder as we say in the UK.
October has been a terrible month for BDS…
- India signing a billion-dollar defence contract
- China and Intel investing billions in Israel
- SadaStream inventing technology that will be used globally to clear our oceans of plastic
- An Israeli invention to stop sufferers of Parkinson’s disease shaking
- Israeli technology now allows doctors to review 3D images from ultrasound scans and hundreds of hospitals and governments want this to be made available generally.
- Rwanda embassy opening and High-level Israel delegation welcomed in Chad – the first since 1972
- Oman hosted an extraordinarily successful meeting with Netanyahu
- Abu Abu Dhabi hosting an Israeli Culture Minister who visited Mosque
- Israeli judo team who won medals and the Hatikvah with waving Israeli flags to rapturous applause
- High profile Bahraini politician calling for recognition of Israel
- Brazil’s new President being anti-Palestinian and stating the Brazilian embassy will relocate to Jerusalem
- The EU is to use Israeli drones to watch over European coastlines
BDS is apoplectic and all they revert to on their website is the cancellation 3 months ago of a 3rd rated pub singer from New Zealand.
Economists calculated that after PepsiCo bought SodaStream it would take the cancellation of 23 concerts a week for 150 years to have a similar impact on Israel’s GDP and that’s assuming the funds received remained inactive.
And finally, Denmark made it illegal to fund any group involved with BDS.
In order, we expect BDS to
- protest outside curry Indian restaurants or at least stop ordering Indian takeaways
- barrack and boo those suffering from Parkinson’s and their carers
- call Rwandans racist outside their embassies and call for genocide reenactment
- protest outside embassies of the Gulf States calling them Jew lovers
- boycott anything from Brazil including those football clubs with Brazilian players
- protest against environmentalists like the Greens
- boycott bacon and Heineken beer
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About Peter A. Baum
Peter, International Political Affairs Editor to WeeklyBlitz.net, is a research scholar and pro-Israel activist who challenges the fake news narrative on Israel, Holocaust, Zionism, the Middle East, Anti-Semitism, and racial issues by providing well-documented content and references to original source documents which uncover their fakery. You can find Peter regularly contributing to the subject matter through written articles, TV appearances, and lectures. Peter was chairman of Southend Young Conservatives, a founding member of Southend Friends of Israel, and is currently a delegate on the Board of Deputies and Executive Council member of Fair Reporting. Peter also writes for several newspapers and research global organizations, including the Gatestone Institute.
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