News From France….

Thursday, November 03, 2011
Marine in the U.S.A.

Marine Le Pen is visiting the United States. I am not happy about this because I feel that Americans are very ignorant of the real situation in France and harbor inaccurate notions about Marine because of her father. These misunderstandings have to be clarified, but today’s climate of political correctness forbids a free and open discussion about the common threats hovering over both Europe and America. So far, all I see are descriptions of her as being of the “extreme far right”, a phrase that is totally meaningless except to those who utter it. I cannot think of one journalist, including Christopher Caldwell, who is qualified to interview her or one politician who has any deep understanding of what is happening today in France, and why she is needed.

I hope she manages to accomplish something here, but I fear it will be mostly an unfulfilling gesture on her part. I have heard that she has been harassed by the French press here. That is not surprising – their favorite prey visits Washington.

Maybe events will prove me wrong.
Labels: Election 2012, Marine Le Pen, United States

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Front National Poster against Turkey

A website called Stop Turkey administered by Cheradenine Zakalwe, who also runs the excellent Islam versus Europe, posted the photo above of campaign posters created by the Front National. The poster reminds the French who may have forgotten that Nicolas Sarkozy, though claiming to be against the entry of Turkey into the E.U., has nonetheless not lifted a finger to prevent the admissions process. His representative in the European Parliament voted for a continuation of “pre-admission credits”, i.e., money given to a nation in the process of fulfilling its commitments for admission.

But if the euro collapses, it could derail the whole membership process, or slow it down.
Labels: Election 2012, Front National, Turkey

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Greece Rocks the Boat

Can Greece save Europe by triggering the demise of the euro? Is Papandreou smarter than Sarkozy? The answer to the first: let’s hope so. And the second: yes, but it doesn’t take much…

Here’s a recent communiqué from Marine Le Pen on the euro dated November 2. As you can well imagine, she has been proven right on her prediction that no rescue plan will ever work:

As I alone have always said, the agreements to re-inflate the euro, that come one after the other at a frantic pace, are all doomed to failure. Last week’s agreement like the preceding ones cannot escape from this rule.

First, the euro cannot be saved in any case since any single currency was bound to disappear, but also because the very fortunate Greek referendum has reminded us that nothing can be done without the people.

Nicolas Sarkozy paraded before the cameras last week; today he is an object of ridicule, and his immense incompetence in this euro crisis is out in the open. As for François Hollande, he fell into a trap when he naively supported this plan.

It is necessary to turn the page on this great political chaos, and set to work seriously by listening to the people.

I have been saying it for months and it is about time that they listen: the countries of the eurozone must not delay in finalizing a concerted plan to stop the disastrous experiment of the euro, and to re-establish national currencies, an essential condition for getting out of the crisis and out of debt.

At the meeting last week, the following took place, according to Yves Daoudal:

On his arrival at the meeting, Polish Prime Minister Donal Tusk had said: “Everybody is eagerly awaiting the details, but it isn’t the devil that is in the details, it is hell, hell in its entirety.” And for many observers, that is a good resumé of the agreement that was reached.

France-Soir is one of numerous sites that reported on the stunning effect of the announcement of the Greek referendum. Here are the first two paragraphs, which should be sufficient:

“It’s a total surprise. We could not see it coming,” they confided to the French ministers on Tuesday. Like his European partners, Nicolas Sarkozy was thunderstruck at the news of the Greek referendum. Even on Monday, one of his advisers was talking about how relieved he was after the agreement in Brussels last week. Of course, everything is not perfect in Europe, but at least “the Greek problem has been resolved”, he rejoiced. Twenty-four hours later, kerplunk. For the French president and German chancelor Angela Merkel, it’s back to square one. (…)

Note: Somewhere I saw that the Front National refers to them as “Merkozy”.

Confronted with markets already in a panic, Nicolas Sarkozy first opted for a prudent silence. Then, he called Angela Merkel. Their message was clear: it is out of the question to renounce the plan adopted in Brussels. It is the “only possible way to solve the problem of the Greek debt,” warned Sarkozy following a meeting on the crisis at Elysée Palace. “To let the people speak is always legitimate, but the solidarity of all the countries in the eurozone cannot function unless each one consents to the necessary measures,” he insisted. (…)

Note: In other words, let the people speak, but don’t listen to them This is typical Sarkozy, and this is how France got into the E.U. in the first place. He forced the issue, even though in 2005 the people had voted against a European Constitution.

For more views on the soon-to-be-defunct euro (we hope), turn to Lawrence Auster, who gives his opinion and provides an article from the New York Times.

Below, a dejected Sarkozy at a moment of truth.

Labels: Economics, EU, Greece, Marine Le Pen, Nicolas Sarkozy

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Narbonne Slaughterhouse Resists

There’s so much to write about, and it’s 4:30 a.m. I must get some sleep. But here is a short article about one courageous French woman who runs the slaughterhouse in the city of Narbonne. The author is Yann Baly, writing at Bernard Antony’s blog:

The slaughterhouse of Narbonne has been solicited, if not harassed, by numerous Muslim associations demanding that the establishment remain open on Sunday November 6, for the holiday known as Aïd el-Kébir. The director’s response was firm and unwavering: “No way will we open on Sunday. My employees have the right to rest and to go to church… it would be no different if the date had fallen on a Saturday.”

We would like to hear clear language like that more often!

Obviously, this firmness triggered an uproar within the Islamic associations. A representative from one of them, Isla Nouri, with a rare arrogance, ordered the Prefect to requisition the slaughterhouse: “This should be a public decision!” Now let’s see. When the State supports Koranic demands, that is called sharia!

Fortunately, for the moment, the State representative has declared that it is not possible to impose an opening.

As for the courageous director, she is threatened with a lawsuit for discrimination!

In view of this, AGRIF calls on all its members and friends to send us messages of support for the director of the slaughterhouse. Our association will transmit them to her all at once, in order not to disrupt the establishment’s communication service.

Send them to AGRIF

A reminder that AGRIF is the only association I know of that actively defends ethnic Frenchmen, Catholics and other Christians, when they are victims of discrimination, or other forms of harassment.

Searching for a photo of the slaughterhouse, I came upon this story from 2008 at a blog dedicated to animal rights. The website warns you about graphic images. I chose not to look any further than this story:

A mare made her final journey from Spain to France, to the Narbonne slaughterhouse where they were waiting for her. But she was pregnant and wanted to give birth. The employees and the director clashed with the State authorities over the matter, the latter insisting that the mare be sacrificed despite her condition. The slaughterhouse refused to obey the order and contacted the local SPCA who in turn contacted a cattle rancher. The cattleman helped with the birth of Malika, and promised the SPCA that both mother and filly could live out their days on French pastureland.

Let’s assume he kept his promise.

Below, the newspaper report on the story. The photos show the brave mare Leila and her baby Malika.

I checked horses’ names in French and found this list. Malika is there, as are some pretty weird names for horses, like Octopussi, Mayonnaise and Vitamine.

Labels: Animal Cruelty, Aïd el-Kébir, Resistance

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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Fighting Islamophobia

If you happen to be in Nanterre, west of Paris, on October 30, you can let your voice be heard at the Conference against Islamophobia, organized by the CCIF (Collective Against Islamophobia in France) and a consultative member of the U.N. Above is the poster advertising the event and you can’t miss its meaning: the innocent Muslim couple holding hands, bathed in the French national colors, is the target of the racist Islamophobic French who want to shoot them. And there is no time to waste: this is an “emergency” (“état d’urgence”):

The goal of the conference is to fight against “the hatred towards Muslims and an ideology that seeks to reject all visible signs of Islam,” because, naturally, Muslims do not feel hatred when they massacre Christians, when they call for the slaughter of Jews, when they beat homosexuals to death or hang them, when they strike their wives on grounds they are inferior… The speakers will discuss the denunciation of Islamist hatred by making this denunciation itself appear to be hatred. You accuse your dog of having rabies when you want to kill it, that is well-known.

The guest speakers are all well-known Muslims and Muslim sympathizers, dissenters having been excluded from the guest list.

Source: Riposte Laïque
Labels: Intellectual Terrorism, Islam

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Thursday, October 27, 2011
French Hotel Magnate Murdered in Paris

A reader just sent me this story about a gangland-style murder in Paris. The victim was Claude Dray, 76, a billionaire hotelier famous for a collection of Art Deco furniture and other objects that he and his wife amassed and later auctioned off for 55 million pounds. His wife Simone was in the United States at the time of the crime.

Read more in the Daily Mail.

I know nothing about Dray for now except for the information in the Mail. Since Dray lived in Neuilly-sur-Seine, there are several references to Nicolas Sarkozy, who was mayor of Neuilly from 1983 to 2002.

Labels: Crime

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Turks Demonstrate in Saint-Etienne

Turkish nationalists paraded loudly through the streets of Saint-Etienne on Saturday night in protest against attacks by the Kurdish PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) on Turkish soldiers in the province of Hakkari, in which 26 Turks were killed.

The information comes from Islamisation, via Le Progrès:

The store-front of a bar on rue Antoine-Durafour was shattered yesterday evening around 4:00 p.m. The owner, Richard Sissi declared: “I am a Frenchman of Kurdish origin. When the Turkish demonstration passed in front of my store, some of them said, in Turkish, ‘Set it on fire’. Some wanted to return home. My cashier who is pregnant became ill. She went to the ER. Then the demonstrators broke my store window. I don’t think it was by chance that they came this way.” Richard does not understand this attack: “Here, we do our job. I employ nine people. We don’t care about politics or religion. I’m not a part of the PKK. We’re in France. They should demonstrate against the PKK!”

He is still wondering why the police did not intervene. “They told me they didn’t have enough men. Tonight I’m afraid for myself and my family. (…)

Note: The demonstrators never obtained permission from the prefecture to hold their rally. About sixty persons, with Turkish flags camped on the steps of City Hall (see first video above), then a march was quickly organized and they traveled along the main thoroughfare (see second video above), only to come back via rue Antoine-Durafour.

The Turkish presence in France is often overlooked amidst the massive North African immigration. If Turkey is admitted to the EU, Turks living in France will feel empowered to make their presence more strongly felt. Not only Kurds, but Armenians as well may begin to feel uneasy.

The store owner displays the usual surprise a the ferocity of the demonstrators. Why such naïveté? He says: “We’re in France”. Since he’s in France, where crime is common and police are impotent, he should not be so surprised. Below, Richard Sissi in front of his store.

Labels: Turkey

Turkish nationalists paraded loudly through the streets of Saint-Etienne on Saturday night in protest against attacks by the Kurdish PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) on Turkish soldiers in the province of Hakkari, in which 26 Turks were killed.

The information comes from Islamisation, via Le Progrès:

The store-front of a bar on rue Antoine-Durafour was shattered yesterday evening around 4:00 p.m. The owner, Richard Sissi declared: “I am a Frenchman of Kurdish origin. When the Turkish demonstration passed in front of my store, some of them said, in Turkish, ‘Set it on fire’. Some wanted to return home. My cashier who is pregnant became ill. She went to the ER. Then the demonstrators broke my store window. I don’t think it was by chance that they came this way.” Richard does not understand this attack: “Here, we do our job. I employ nine people. We don’t care about politics or religion. I’m not a part of the PKK. We’re in France. They should demonstrate against the PKK!”

He is still wondering why the police did not intervene. “They told me they didn’t have enough men. Tonight I’m afraid for myself and my family. (…)

Note: The demonstrators never obtained permission from the prefecture to hold their rally. About sixty persons, with Turkish flags camped on the steps of City Hall (see first video above), then a march was quickly organized and they traveled along the main thoroughfare (see second video above), only to come back via rue Antoine-Durafour.

The Turkish presence in France is often overlooked amidst the massive North African immigration. If Turkey is admitted to the EU, Turks living in France will feel empowered to make their presence more strongly felt. Not only Kurds, but Armenians as well may begin to feel uneasy.

The store owner displays the usual surprise a the ferocity of the demonstrators. Why such naïveté? He says: “We’re in France”. Since he’s in France, where crime is common and police are impotent, he should not be so surprised. Below, Richard Sissi in front of his store.

Labels: Turkey

Turkish nationalists paraded loudly through the streets of Saint-Etienne on Saturday night in protest against attacks by the Kurdish PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) on Turkish soldiers in the province of Hakkari, in which 26 Turks were killed.

The information comes from Islamisation, via Le Progrès:

The store-front of a bar on rue Antoine-Durafour was shattered yesterday evening around 4:00 p.m. The owner, Richard Sissi declared: “I am a Frenchman of Kurdish origin. When the Turkish demonstration passed in front of my store, some of them said, in Turkish, ‘Set it on fire’. Some wanted to return home. My cashier who is pregnant became ill. She went to the ER. Then the demonstrators broke my store window. I don’t think it was by chance that they came this way.” Richard does not understand this attack: “Here, we do our job. I employ nine people. We don’t care about politics or religion. I’m not a part of the PKK. We’re in France. They should demonstrate against the PKK!”

He is still wondering why the police did not intervene. “They told me they didn’t have enough men. Tonight I’m afraid for myself and my family. (…)

Note: The demonstrators never obtained permission from the prefecture to hold their rally. About sixty persons, with Turkish flags camped on the steps of City Hall (see first video above), then a march was quickly organized and they traveled along the main thoroughfare (see second video above), only to come back via rue Antoine-Durafour.

The Turkish presence in France is often overlooked amidst the massive North African immigration. If Turkey is admitted to the EU, Turks living in France will feel empowered to make their presence more strongly felt. Not only Kurds, but Armenians as well may begin to feel uneasy.

The store owner displays the usual surprise a the ferocity of the demonstrators. Why such naïveté? He says: “We’re in France”. Since he’s in France, where crime is common and police are impotent, he should not be so surprised. Below, Richard Sissi in front of his store.

Labels: Turkey

Sick Europe

Cheradenine Zakalwe, writing at Islam versus Europe, informs us of a new EU manual that, he says, “gives educators guidance on how European children can be conditioned to accept their own genocide”.

He says the manual is built around a Slovenian poster exhibition called Faces of Racism Revealed. If you click the link to Faces of Realism, you will read:

“The manual was developed within a project entitled ‘Ljubljana Poster Festival ’11: The Faces of Racism Revealed.’ The aim of the poster festival is to use posters as a means of promoting positive social change.”

Then click the link to Poster Festival Ljubljana for a look at the posters, two of which I have dared to post below, though I may have to remove them. (Remember this has the seal of approval from European governments and the European Union. I did not invent this.) It is altogether unbelievable that the first one of a black man sodomizing a white woman could have been accepted as a teaching tool for anything but sexual depravity and white female degradation. And what does the caption mean? That once you sleep with a black man you can never go back to being a racist??? Furthermore these posters were done by young people of Slovenia, and other European countries, including France. (Note: Regarding the meaning of the poster below, see the comment section for a discussion.)

Update: October 27 – A reader suggested I Google the phrase “Once you go black, you never go back” for the meaning. I must confess I had never heard the phrase, but apparently it is well-known among knowledgeable young people today. The expression means “Once you have dated a black you will never want to go back to any other race.” So the obscene poster below is indeed a tribute to interracial sex. And more, it almost makes a mockery of anyone who does not engage in interracial sex, for that poor person is surely missing out on something that cannot be matched by any other race.

The second poster of a black man in white face, by a Polish artist, is more comical than degrading, except perhaps to the European Union.

I find these posters pathologically racist and deadly in their intent and in their inevitable consequences, which will be more anti-white racism and greater white guilt, and more white girls raped, voluntarily or otherwise. Although, they are so egregious, so outlandish in their misbegotten principle of anti-white racism, you could almost laugh, were it not a question of the survival of our civilization. But maybe our civilization is already dead, and only the time and date of burial need to be worked out.

The Poster Festival website proclaims:

“Welcome to the website of Poster Festival Ljubljana ’11, The Faces of Racism Revealed, which takes place between 16 and 20 September. The overall theme of the festival connecting four exhibitions in the National Gallery, lectures, catalogues, the festival newspaper and film screenings is the issue of racial intolerance, with the focus on the poster as a basic medium of mass communication. The Festival is organised by the Brumen Foundation in partnership with Amnesty International Slovenia and foreign design academies, and with financial support from the EU. It seeks to address everyone, from the uninformed and the youngest, to the most informed and the oldest. We invite you to visit our website and we hope to meet you in person at lectures, exhibitions and film screenings.”

The posters featured above and below came from the following group:

Youth, Student Works
125 posters, 111 students, 4 countries
The exhibition presents racism as seen by the young (students) from different European countries. There is 125 posters on view, designed by 111 designers from four academies: the Dutch Hanzehogeschool Groningen – Academie Minerva, the Polish Akademie Sztuk Pięknych in Warsaw, the French Ecole d’ art Maryse Eloy in Paris, and the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design. The students designed their posters under the guidance of mentors Justyna Czerniakowska, Radovan Jenko, Cyprian Kościelniak, Lech Majewski, Ranko Novak, Thierry Sarfis and Mieczysław Wasilewski.

Here’s one more, from a young French artist, that appears to portray typical Americans and their shotguns (!): “You are not born a racist, you become one.”

So we all train our kids to carry rifles and to shoot blacks? It’s never the blacks that kill us.
Labels: Anti-White Racism, Education, EU, Intellectual Terrorism, Race

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Indoctrinating Western Children

Here’s the opening paragraph of an article from Ouest-France, also posted at François Desouche. Unfortunately, the rest of the article is accessible only through subscription.

The awakening to religion is accompanied by an intimate knowledge of places of worship. Eighth-graders from the Saint-Pierre aux Essarts middle school, open-minded and curious, came to look at the mosque. An in-depth exchange with Ali Bensaada, the prison chaplain, followed. Thanks to this visit, the children will have an image of the place where Islam is lived. A good way to best understand their courses dealing with the beginnings of Islam.

The mosque in question is located in La Roche sur Yon, department of the Vendée, a department that has remained more traditional than the rest of France. But apparently not traditional enough.

Remember, the French children are from a Catholic school. The man standing in the back of the photo looks like a priest, but I can’t be certain. And the Catholic Church has no problem with this?

Above, the French children. Below, a similar scene in England that I find absolutely chilling.

Labels: Dhimmitude, Education, Mosques

I am the image of France…”

Here is an abridged version of an interview conducted by journalists from Le Parisien with Marine Le Pen:

– What do you expect from the European Summit taking place today on the crisis?

– Nothing. The euro is going to collapse, it’s inevitable. It is our responsibility to prepare for this reality rather than to endure it. What we need is a concerted plan for a return to national currencies.

– But that means risking a loss of purchasing power and a devaluation of our money…

– It’s a false topic: 95% of the countries in the world have their own national currency. How do Switzerland and Great Britain manage? The devaluation of a currency has no consequences on the interior market. In order to avoid the game of labels, it could be decided that one franc equals one euro. Instead of earning 1000 euros, you will earn 1000 francs. And your loaf of bread will be 1 franc, not 1 euro.

– Can France keep her triple A rating?

– No. It’s a matter of a few weeks. Even if Nicolas Sarkozy’s goal is to hang on until the election. But he won’t be able to. The fact is, the triple A is already lost, since the interest rates have become greater than those in Germany, which also has a triple A. Therefore, this is a sign that the banks no longer have confidence in us.

– The election is seven months away. How are you doing with respect to your sponsors?

– We began in late September. It is still to early to judge, but I have the impression that there will be cause for concern.

Note: In order to become a presidential candidate, it is necessary to obtain 500 signatures from elected officials throughout France. This includes mayors, deputies, councilors,etc… The story of the 500 signatures was the topic of one of my posts in 2007.

– What do you mean?

– Since the sponsors’ names are made public, fewer and fewer mayors are signing in order not to have problems. They especially fear reprisals that would rob them of needed subsidies.

– What would happen if you couldn’t get enough sponsors?

– I would see in that a sign that we are no longer in a democratic country. It is obvious that those responsible for this would pay dearly at the polls, with devastating consequences for them in the legislative elections.


– Is an open primary possible for the Front National?

– I don’t have the 3 million euros to arrange it! I don’t even have a room for a meeting… so let the law mandate it.

– Is François Hollande a good candidate for you?

– Yes, more so than Martine Aubry. Hollande is the Siamese twin of Sarkozy on all the issues that concern the French people today. Moreover, someone who has just been named presidential candidate and who begins by saying that he’s going on vacation for a few days, that really strikes me very special!


– Has Nicolas Sarkozy already lost the election?

– Yes. I’m not even sure he will run. If he is still at 22% in January, he won’t go all the way.

– What would have caused him to lose?

– His lies and his style. Lies on purchasing power, on crime, immigration, on the irreproachable Republic… The business climate weighs heavily. There were such expectations at the moment of his 2007 election that the disenchantment is equal to the height of the dynamic he was able to create. It’s a total fiasco. As for his style, the outer man indicated the inner. The French caught on quickly, with Fouquet’s and l’Epad. They knew they had been tricked.

Note: On election night 2007, Sarkozy celebrated at Fouquet’s famous restaurant on the Champs-Elysées. In 2009 he offered his young and inexperienced son Jean the prestigious post of chairman of Epad, the development agency for the Défense, the largest business district in Paris, that extends for miles westward from the Arc de Triomphe. This act of obvious nepotism triggered an uproar in France and beyond. The dinner at Fouquet’s was seen as a sign of Sarkozy’s snobbish tastes.

– Why do you feel you are better suited for the job than he?

– With all my imperfections and my contradictions, I am the image of France. For example, I am attached to my Christian roots, but I hardly practice my religion. I am for free enterprise, but not for a liberal State (she means “liberal” in the economic sense). I am for a strong State, but I am not an anti-capitalist like the NPA (a left-wing anti-capitalist party). I am attached to traditional values but I am for moral freedom (“liberté des moeurs”). I am against immigration, but I am not xenophobic… like many French people.

Note: A very interesting self-analysis, but she has to work out some of these contradictions. If she is for “moral freedom”, she has to realize how harmful such a notion has been for the country. She also has to realize fully that to prefer and preserve one’s own civilization is not to be xenophobic, and that uncontrolled immigration is bad for any country.

– And is the working class voter your main target?

– I’m reaching for those who have the greatest need. That is, the middle class and the working class. I almost feel like saying that those who are the most privileged in the country need me less.


– Do you really want to be president of the Republic?

– I’m going to be very honest: I never envisaged being president of the Republic, not during my adolescence, nor after. It is not a desire, but a duty. I want to change France. Otherwise, I would be with my children and getting ready to go on vacation.

– So you’re experiencing this as a sacrifice?

– Of course, it’s the sacrifice of a life! And those who deny it are lying. Those who do not conceive this commitment as a sacrifice have such personal ambition that their sacrifices do not count. But my sacrifices do count. For my family life, my friends, for everything. I was raised in a sense of duty. But if tomorrow it turned out that I were no longer useful where I am, then, in that case, I would take advantage of the situation and do something else.
Labels: Election 2012, Marine Le Pen

October 24, 2011
Looking in the Crystal Ball

Marine Le Pen is more than just visible at the French websites, she has become one of the main topics of discussion. Here, for starters, is a short item from Nations Presse, a site connected to the Front National:

Two thousand nine hundred fifty-two persons voted at the Grandes Gueules website (a blog of Radio Monte Carlo), to determine who will be present in the second round of the 2012 presidential election.

The results are undeniable: Marine Le Pen and François Hollande.

Not Nicolas Sarkozy, who will be incapable of making it through the first round.

Marine Le Pen is even ahead in the betting with 1,071 votes, compared to 979 for François Hollande.

The listeners to Radio Monte Carlo were lucid enough to realize the emptiness of Sarkozy’s record (business woes, higher debt, unemployment, poverty, crime, greater than ever immigration), and the strength of Marine Le Pen’s recovery plan.

François Hollande, the candidate with no ideas, the other half of the UMPS, only came in second.

Note: Regarding this radio program, according to Wikipedia, it consists of two parts: first, two and a half hours of round table discussion with listener participation, followed by a half-hour interview with a person currently in the news. The show was created in 2004 by its two hosts Alain Marschall and Olivier Truchot. Recently Tariq Ramadan was one of its celebrity guests.

In an interview with Le Parisien which I hope to post in condensed form, Marine Le Pen asserts that Sarkozy is out of the race, and that he may not even run as a candidate.

If she and François Hollande face off, she has a chance. But so much can happen between now and then.
Labels: Election 2012, François Hollande, Marine Le Pen

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Saturday, October 22, 2011
François Hollande – The People’s Choice?

The second round of the first-ever Socialist primary was held on October 17, with François Hollande defeating Martine Aubry, the pro-Islamist mayor of Lille.

François Hollande, is virtually unknown outside of France. In this article from #143 of his weekly newsletter (available through subscription), Yves Daoudal explains why he is (with good reason) unknown, and why his victory in 2012 would expedite the long death agony of the country:

François Hollande, wearing the halo of popular legitimacy as the Socialist presidential candidate, went to Spain and met with the Socialist head of government José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. A visit that aimed to strengthen his international stature, they say. To strengthen, or to begin to try to establish. For François Hollande is unknown outside of France. The very serious German journal Die Welt explained to its readers why he is nicknamed Flamby, a brand of caramel custard. For The Economist, he is a “dinosaur”, like Martine Aubry, since both of them seem frozen in the past, in 1981″: retirement at 60, creation of public jobs, more taxes and unreduced expenses… One wonders if Hollande asked Zapatero how to get the ratings agencies to downgrade you by two points all at once, before hurtling you into a Greek hell, but it wasn’t necessary: all he has to do is implement his platform.

A platform that isn’t a platform. A feeble caricature of the old Socialist program. But they need it. It is significant that the website dedicated to the much-talked-about Socialist primary gave no indication at all of the candidates’ platforms. Curiously, the site was called “The Citizens’ Primary” as if it were a Socialist monopoly, and their goal was to designate “the candidate of the Left” as if the other leftist candidates were impostors. I don’t remember hearing Monsieur Mélenchon (another leftist candidate) howling that he was denied his right to exist. But it’s true that I didn’t pay close attention to things that have no importance whatsoever.

Candidate Hollande’s first act was to participate in the ceremonies commemorating the “massacre of 300 Algerians” by the Paris police on October 17, 1961, thus paying homage to the FLN (National Liberation Front). Yet the archives of the medical examiner prove that there were perhaps two deaths. To participate in such a sham at least has some meaning. François Hollande is a true Socialist with a true hatred of France. Hence, he espouses Europeanism, and Euro-globalism tainted with Alter-globalism, and the desire to give foreigners the right to vote (naturally they participated in this primary).

To which we can add a disdain for marriage and family, as his personal life attests, and an enraptured acquiescence to anything related to the culture of death.

In any case, François Hollande is not very far removed from what they call the Right. The difference is not one of nature, but of zeal and celerity. With the Left, we just go more rapidly into the wall, economically speaking, and into the depths of decadence, in all other areas.

Polls indicate to us that this is what the French want. They affirm that 59% of the French hope the Left will be victorious, and that François Hollande will win the second round of the election against Nicolas Sarkozy, with 62% of the votes. Of course, besides the usual reservations regarding polls, we must remember that they were conducted at the very moment when François Hollande had become the media’s superstar (which is rather surreal considering the inconsistency of the man…) But, just the same, these polls are quite amazing: a majority of Frenchmen hope to go faster into the suicide of France.

Note: The Paris massacre of 1961 is a topic in itself. The event made headlines world-wide, and the fierce controversy over the number of Algerians killed persists to this day. Wikipedia has a long page devoted to this violence that erupted in the time of the Algerian War. A Google search on October 17, 1961 will provide you with ample reading for many days.

The photo at the top shows the Socialist candidates in a gesture of solidarity. Hollande is second from the Right. Ségolène Royal is in a red jacket, Martine Aubry in white.

Below, François Hollande and his current partner Valérie Trierwilier, a divorcée with three children.

Below, with his civil union partner of 25 years Ségolène Royal, the mother of his four children, and his political rival in the recent primary. She came in fourth, after Martine Aubry and Arnaud Montebourg.

Below, a rather sober photo of Hollande on the cover of the leftist journal Nouvel Observateur.

Labels: Election 2012, François Hollande, Socialism, Ségolène Royal

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Friday, October 21, 2011
“French” Tourists in San Antonio

Here’s a short article from Le Salon Beige dated October 20:

Five French persons were arrested in the United States for breaking into a Texas courtroom. Le Figaro speaks of “young people, ages 21 – 25.”

An American report says explicitly “five Moroccans.”

Here is one reader’s comment:

– Americans are not afraid of stigmatizing. They call a spade a spade. When will we have such courage here in France?

He flatters us. The English-language article from the LA Times that describes the event does indeed name them as Moroccans. But it also reveals that for the Texas police it was probably just a prank, “a case of road-trip drinking gone awry.”

Just a prank!!! Here is an excerpt from the article:

Three of the men’s names match those on an FBI watch list, Bennett said. The names, which have not been released, are not common, he said.

San Antonio police officers were initially called to the courthouse at 1:40 a.m. after three of the men tripped a silent alarm by pulling down a fire escape to climb into a fourth-floor window, Bennett said.

Two of the men were found in a nearby recreational vehicle, photographed by the San Antonio Express-News. The vehicle had California license plates and was rented in New Jersey, Bennett said.

Police officers who went inside the RV told Reuters it contained “photographs of infrastructure” including shopping malls, water systems, courthouses and other public buildings taken in cities across the United States.

San Antonio police officials later declined to confirm those reports, and Bennett said authorities were attempting to obtain a warrant to search the RV Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re still trying to determine whether these individuals had a plot or were just on a little vacation trek,” Bennett said.

“There was some alcohol involved, so that leads us to believe they might not have known what they were doing, what building they were breaking into,” he said. “We’re leaning towards a party prank at this point.”

The moral of the story is: if a bunch of thugs belong to a protected minority, then whatever they do must be regarded as a party prank.

The American media, with very few exceptions, do not call a spade a spade. Even if they reveal ethnic identities, they cover up the true nature of the crime. If a man is killed in his home, the papers speak of a “robbery gone wrong.” If a white guy is beaten by a gang it is a “senseless” act.

The article from Le Figaro does refer to them as “French”, and as “young people”, although they are not teenagers. Le Figaro claims that nothing was found in the RV, but informs us that the FBI is opening an inquiry to determine the motive for the break-in. As of now, the five men are behind bars.

As I go to post, there is another article, this one from the Houston Chronicle, that indicates none of the men were on the FBI’s lists. The article concludes that it was all a farce. The men were certainly drunk, and on a spree, but the whole incident remains cloaked in mystery:

Officials had stated that the men, all in their mid-20s, were from Morocco but corrected themselves later in the day, saying they had French driver’s licenses and passports. The French Consulate in Dallas has been notified of the incident, they said. (…)

“They were clowning around in the courtroom,” Ortiz said, adding that sheriff’s investigators could find no apparent terror or political motive for breaking in. Federal law enforcement sources agreed, although they said their investigation remained open.

Given their foreign status and the oddity of the situation, every possible motive had to be investigated, Ortiz said.

“Why would a bunch of tourists choose a courthouse to break into? That is the part that’s very hard to reconcile,” First Assistant District Attorney Cliff Herberg said. “So we’re not taking anything for granted on them and we’re going to be seeking a high bond.” (…)

Four of them started their trip in the New York area, officials said. They paid for the RV rental with a credit card and cash, a $10,000 booking, a spokesman for the rental company said.

“There was nothing suspicious about them,” said the spokesman, Daniel Schneider. “They were just normal guys.” (…)

All judges were invited to a special meeting at noon in which the danger was downplayed. Bomb-sniffing dogs from at least three agencies already had scanned the area, said state District Judge Victor Negrón, whose gavel had been grabbed.

The memento — still wrapped in a red, white and blue ribbon from when it was given to Negrón at his swearing-in ceremony — was dusted for fingerprints and returned to him later in the day. The men likely saw it as a potential trophy of their prank, Negrón said, laughingly referring to it by a new nickname: “the Moroccan hammer.” (…)

The relentless effort by the authorities to underplay the incident and to laugh it off lends ominous overtones to these American newspaper reports.

So with thanks to the French reader for his belief in our “courage”, I can’t help feeling that those Texas authorities could use some lessons in how to call a crime a crime.

Below, the San Antonio courthouse.

Labels: Crime, Media, Morocco, Police, Terrorism, United States

Is Turkey In?

Here’s an article that has appeared at numerous blogs over the past several days. I first saw it at Islamisation, but you can find it at Les 4 Vérités, among others. It reminds us that since 2002 the European Parliament has been voting for special funds, called pre-accession credits, for Turkey, and that so far no country that has received similar funding has been denied admission into the EU. The very short video below, which must date from 2008 or 2009, shows Mme Françoise Grossetête of Sarkozy’s UMP party, voting in favor of the funds for Turkey.

Turquie : l’UMP vote les crédits de pré-adhésion… by L_pour_Libertas

Despite all the European reports that confirm the lack of respect for religious minorities and the persecution of journalists by the Islamist government (of Turkey), the administrative monster that calls itself “The European Union” has just initiated a decisive step that has slipped under the radar screen.

A key agreement between Turkey and the European Commission was signed behind closed doors on September 28 by the Turkish Foreign Minister, Egemen Bagis, and the vice-president of the European Commission in charge of administrative affairs, Maros Sefcovic.

This agreement marks a new stage in the admissions process of the Asiatic country: the truth is that Turkish experts will be transferred to the European Commission. The Turkish minister, in a communiqué sent to European deputies, is clear as a bell:

“In other words, the Turks are going to have a role in the formation of future European policies and legislation.”

He goes on: “The network created in the halls of the European commissions and institutions between Turkish and European bureaucrats is not only going to contribute to a mutual understanding, but it will also sweep away the errors of perception and the prejudices against the admission of Turkey that exist in the minds and hearts of certain Europeans.”

Dutch deputy Geert Wilders brought this agreement to the attention of the public and strongly denounced it.

Let us remember that the French people are in the majority hostile to Turkish membership in the EU.

Another article from Islamisation dated February 16, 2010 gives us some idea of the enormous sums of money the EU has been giving to Turkey. Not only enormous, but distributed haphazardly with no concern for how the money should be spent:

(…) for those who can decode the language of technocrats, this means that the money was spent any way they wanted. The Accounts Court also deplored the lack of transparency – if not the waste, and even the corruption pure and simple – of the projects that were financed. (…) The great sums allocated – 1.249 billion euros between 2002 and 2007, and 4.873 billion euros between 2008 and 2013 elicits the following question:

“Can we still prevent the accession of Turkey to the European Union?”

The sums cited above total over 6 billion euros.

A third article from the indispensable Islamisation quotes the Turkish President Abdullah Gül who spoke last month during a trip to Russia:

“Europe will have to prepare for the arrival of more immigrants and accept diversity.”

The Islamist Gül also expressed his concern over the rise of anti-immigrant and anti-Islamic feeling in Europe and suggested that more ought to be done to fight this “plague”. What cynicism and incredible nerve from Gül, considering that the situation of Christians in Turkey is not getting better. The Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew recently affirmed on CBS that Christians are “second class citizens”, and did not hesitate to say his community was being “crucified”, and was unable to recover confiscated goods, or open churches, or re-open the Halki seminary that had been closed in 1971 by Turkey’s racist decision… Bartholomew is closely guarded day and night, following the assassinations of priests by Islamists. Such is hardly the case for the imams of Europe.

For those who doubt the Islamist character of the Turkish president, we remind you of this statement:

“We will definitively change the secular (“laïc”) system. The Republic is living its last days.”

Note: I presume he is talking about the Turkish Republic.

He closes the article with the results of a poll taken in Turkey that shows that most Turks believe non-Muslims should not be allowed to discuss their ideas at public meetings, or publish documents explaining their faith.

Photo below of President Gül.

Labels: Church Destruction, EU, Turkey


Please tell Barbara Spectre that “Isreal’s” Prime Minister Benjamin Netunyahu
is speeding up the security fence along the border with Egypt. He says that
he wants to keep Isreal “Jewish!!!” and “democratic.”

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Barbara Lerner Spectre and jewish implementation of multiracial multiculturalism in the Europe


Kevin MacDonald: Jews play a “leading role” in promoting multiculturalism in Europe
In this You Tube video, Barbara Lerner Spectre, who runs a government-funded Jewish study group in Sweden, makes the following remarkable statement—remarkable because she does not attribute anti-Jewish attitudes to irrational prejudices or even Muslims who hate Israel. Instead she says that it’s because of the “leading role” played by Jews in the movement toward multiculturalism:

I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive.

Her comment is an example of the age-old Jewish self-concept of a “Light Unto the Nations”: Jews saving Europe by leading it to multiculturalism. One wonders why she thinks Europe could not survive as a set of monocultural societies. Israel and many other societies function quite well with a recognized dominant culture and people and, as repeatedly emphasized here, multicultural societies have a hosts of costs and no visible benefits. The better question, of course, is how Europe can survive multiculturalism. By definition, it can’t.

The interview is part of a longer set of interviews available here.

Tags: Kevin MacDonald



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Organized Tolerance
November 6, 2008IN THE SHADOW OF INCREASING interracial and interethnic violence across Europe, and under the threat of it escalating further due to the impending world financial crisis, the newly established European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR) held its inaugural meeting in Paris, in early October. The Council is co-chaired by Aleksander Kwasniewski, who was president of Poland from 1995 to 2005 and wealthy Russian businessman Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress (EJC), who initiated the new non-governmental organization.

In a press conference to mark the inauguration in Paris, in early October, Kantor declared, “Unfortunately, there is no pill we can take so we’ll all wake up with full toler-ance for our neighbors. There is no vaccination against intolerance.”

Kantor, the major funder of the ECTR, warned that he sees a “strong parallel between the period leading up to the Holocaust and the world situation today. The world was criminally intolerant then, and we will not allow that to happen today. We will carry this fight to the streets of Europe and demand that Europe’s politicians work together to fight against intolerance and not stand idly by.”

Members present at the council’s inaugural session, convened at the Academie Diplomatique Internationale building near the Champs-Elysees on the same day as the press conference, included, in addition to Kwasniewski and Kantor, former Slovenian president Milan Kucan, former Albanian president Alfred Moisiu, and former Swedish prime minister Goran Persson and initiator of the International Forum on the Holocaust; and Vilma Trajkovska, president of the Boris Trajkovski Foundation in Macedonia. Other prominent founding members include former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar, former Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel, and former Latvian president Vaira Vike-Freiberga.

Kwasniewski emphasized at the press conference that the ECTR is a non-governmental organization and that the members were chosen for their prominence in the European arena and their contributions to combating intolerance. With the exception of Kantor, who has never run for national office, all are former politicians. “The power of the council,” said Kwasniewski, “will come from the prestige of its members and from its diversity and inclusiveness. I am sure that the opinion of such a group of people will mean a lot in Europe. The fact that we are not current politicians and not currently running for office adds to its moral and public authority.”

In November, the council will be sponsoring a two-day program at the European parliament in Brussels, marking the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the November 1938 pogrom in Germany in which 92 Jews were murdered and between 25,000 and 30,000 were arrested and deported to concentration
camps; some 200 synagogues were destroyed and tens of thousands of Jewish businesses and homes ransacked.

“The European Parliament must be at the forefront of the battle against racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism,” Kantor declared at the press conference. “There has been an increasing banalization of the Holocaust, a rewriting of history and tolerance for Holocaust denial – we will sponsor this important event to make sure that the world continues to learn the lessons of the Holocaust, and that countries that have shirked their responsibility prosecute Nazi criminals. Whoever says that Europe has learned all the lessons of the darkest hours isn’t seeing reality,” he said.

The ECTR will also be awarding an annual Medal of Tolerance; the first such decoration will be awarded to King Juan Carlos I of Spain, in “recognition of his lifetime achievements in promoting tolerance and democracy.” The date of the awards ceremony has yet to be determined.

Since the ECTR is still in its founding stages, Kwasniewski acknowledged, it does not yet have other concrete programs lined up. “We will be considering many initiatives to advance concrete, political, cultural and education initiatives to create a more tolerant Europe,” he promised. These initiatives include a plan to introduce a European Framework Convention on Tolerance and to introduce anti-racist laws and practices to individual states and to the European Parliament. The council also intends to produce a “Whitebook” on tolerance, which will provide outlines of effective principles and tactics employed to combat intolerance.

Acknowledging the absence of representatives from states such as Serbia and Kosovo, with their recent past that includes ethnic cleansing and severe human rights abuses, Kwasniewski also said, “On the other hand, we do have some countries from the former Yugoslavia. And our members
from the Balkans have seen intolerance up close and recently, so we believe that their experience will be invaluable.”

ALTHOUGH KANTOR IS A political ally of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, he invited Kwasniewski, whom Putin has publicly criticized, to head the council. Kwasniewski is known for his aliiances with the West (he guided Poland’s joining NATO in 1999) and was one of the negotiators of the Ukrainian “Orange Revolution” that led to its independence.

During the working sessions, the press conference and internal meetings, there was no overt evidence of any political or personal tension between Kantor and Kwasniewski. But differences in styles and emphases were evident in their responses to questions during the press conference.

When asked about the ECTR’s position on nuclearization of Iran and North Korea, Kwasniewski stated that “The Council is not prepared to be a politicized body.” He then added, “Everything the President of Iran said at the United Nations General Assembly was wrong and immoral. But what bothers me more is that he received applause after his comments. However, in both the United States and Russia, the question of Iran is guided by internal considerations and domestic politics. And that is wrong, the question of diplomacy and sanctions should not be dictated by internal considerations.”

Kantor, who also set up and finances the Luxembourg Forum, which he referred to as a panel of “leading world experts on nuclearization,” followed up by saying, “We are of the opinion that Iran already has an experimental warhead and has the means of delivering it. And countries like the United States,‘Germany and Belarus are guilty of de facto participation in this nuclear program, because they have sold them equipment and technology that have allowed them to progress this far.

“This threat, which is particularly dangerous to Russia, Europe and Israel, is undervalued. Sanctions are not effective and the world is not paying attention. Iran must know that the world will act to protect itself.” He added, “I believe that Israel is waiting for the U.S. elections on November 4 and that, after that, we will see change and a new, stronger, response.” He refused to elaborate.
Asked about the integration of Muslims and Arabs into European countries, Kwasniewski told the press, “Integration will be one of our most important focuses. But both sides must participate in this process. The host country must learn to embrace multiculturalism. But the immigrants must realize that they must learn the language of the host country and respect its customs.”

And Kantor added, somewhat obliquely,“We want to be precise and objective. Let’s not forget the Jewish refugees from Arab countries. So there must be a balanced decision between all peoples.”

With regard to the current economic crisis, Kwasniewski acknowledged that the situation may “create an atmosphere of intolerance, making our work even more urgent.” And Kantor continued, “The world always thinks that the Jews are greedy and so there will be people who will blame the Jews for this world crisis. But the Jews will be assertive this time. Europe will not be a slave to stereotypes that have existed, and continue to exist, for generations.”



An hour from Prague lay the new German frontier. The glow of burning synagogues in the sky, a few nights before, could almost have been seen from Prague. Jews were being driven across the frontier. The outer world was receiving every day a withers-wringing tale of Jewish misery. Here, in Prague, I saw once again the picture that I had seen so often before – in Berlin even for some time after Hitler came to power, in Vienna until a day or two before he arrived there, in Budapest, in Bucharest, in Belgrade.

In the weeks that followed, my English newspapers, every day, were filled with outraged cries about the maltreatment of the Jews, with appeals to help them. You would have thought, to read these papers, that Jews everywhere were on the run, being beaten up, robbed, murdered. Here in Prague, an hour from Hitler, I saw them every day and every night, dancing in the more expensive bars, lolling in the arm-chairs of the more expensive hotels, thronging the cafés, enjoying life, no wit less aggressive, monopolistic, loudly self-important, than they had ever been. Is London different? It was not when I was there.

The contrast between these two pictures, the one I saw with my own eyes and the one my newspapers gave me, was very great. My English newspapers hardly spared a crumb of compassion for the Czech and German refugees from the Sudeten lands, whose numbers were twenty times as great as those of the Jews, and showed little concern for the continued murder of women and children in Spain and China.

I began to suspect the motives for the outcry about the Jews. Here, it seemed to me, was the fellow-feeling of privileged classes at work again. I was glad when, as one still small voice in all this deafening chorus of generous but ill-apportioned indignation, The Times published a letter from a man who had been its Special Correspondent in China under the heading ‘Brutality and Suffering – The Inconsistencies of Compassion’.

This letter said that the German Government’s measures against the Jews had ‘revolted the world’. This time, added the letter, the world, so often revolted, had expressed its feelings in action – for once. The British Government was finding territorial asylum for refugees, the American Government had recalled its Ambassador from Berlin, and so on and so on.

But, said the letter, this made it difficult for people who looked farther afield than Europe to keep a sense of proportion. The sufferings which Hitler had inflicted on half a million people were terrible; but they were negligible compared with the sufferings which the Japanese army was inflicting on the Chinese people. In China nearly a million men had been killed or disabled — killed or disabled, nearly a million men — and the Japanese had butchered several tens of thousands of civilians, and had rendered destitute and homeless some 30,000,000 more. It would be surprising if 2,000,000 or 3,000,000, mostly old people and children, did not die in the winter of 1938-39. The cases of rape and beating were scarcely worth mentioning in this holocaust.


The organized Jewish communities in the countries where anti-Semitism exists, or which it is approaching, have complete command of the technique of enlisting foreign help and sympathy. They understand it; this looking across the frontiers is in their blood. If a group of twenty Jews is put into no-man’s-land, the British and American Legations and Consulates in the nearest capital are stormed, the British newspaper offices too, the next day the entire British and American Press rings with the story, photographs appear, bishops write letters, committees get busy, soon the Jews are released and are on their way to a new land.

Not far away 300 or 400 non-Jewish refugees may be starving in a hut. They have no organized community to care for them, to raid the Legations and newspaper offices on their behalf, nobody visits them, nobody knows that they are there or cares about them. They may rot.




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    Kantor continued, “The world always thinks that the Jews are greedy and so there will be people who will blame the Jews for this world crisis. But the Jews will be assertive this time. Europe will not be a slave to stereotypes that have existed, and continue to exist, for generations.”

    – Americans are not afraid of stigmatizing. They call a spade a spade. When will we have such courage here in France?


  2. Russian businessman Moshe Kantor,


    Wednesday, May 19, 2010
    A Listing Of Pure Evil: The 50 Most Influential Zionist Jews In The World
    In this time of economic uncertainty, and knowing full well exactly WHO is responsible for all of the sickness and disease in the world today, we need to have a listing of the true criminals on the planet today.

    Lo and behold, along comes the Zionist Jewish propaganda site:, with a listing of the 50 “Most Influential Jews In The World” today. Here is that article, along with a listing of these fifty, some of which are the most evil and heinous people on the planet today:

    The 50 most influential Jews in the world
    18/05/2010 16:04

    The Jerusalem Post’s first annual list of those who are shaping the future.

    The story is told, in several cultural variations, of a Jewish man spotting a friend reading an Arabic newspaper. “Moshe, have you lost your mind?” he says.

    “Well, I used to read the Jewish papers, but what did I find?” Moshe replies. “Jews being persecuted, Israel being attacked, Jews disappearing through assimilation, Jews living in poverty. So I switched to an Arab newspaper. Now what do I find? Jews own the banks, Jews control the media, Jews are all rich and powerful, Jews rule the world. The news is so much better!”

    In what is planned as an annual media event, The Jerusalem Post has chosen the world’s leading 50 Jewish “movers and shakers” based on a range of criteria, including personal access to power, ability to exert influence and individual talent.

    The Post’s list of the 50 most influential Jews in the world was not designed to feed the anti-Semitic stereotype that Jews control the world. Nor should it be construed as a source of religious or national pride, because while those on the list all identify themselves as Jews, Judaism and Israel are not necessarily central to their careers.

    The candidates were chosen from all walks of life for their ability to fashion the face of the future. Many hold positions of power or prestige, while others are prominent personalities who exert extraordinary influence in Israel, the Jewish world or on the wider world stage.

    They include an impressive array of high-powered politicians and business executives, top bankers and hi-tech giants, revered rabbis and media moguls as well as thinkers, musicians, movie makers, artists, writers, trend-setters, sports people and comedians.

    We sought a good mix of Israelis and non-Israelis, religious and secular, figures from across the political spectrum, men and women. We warmly congratulate those on the list, and thank those who responded to being chosen.

    To those who were excluded, either deliberately or unwittingly, we apologize. We omitted New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key, for example, because although his mother is Jewish, he identifies himself as agnostic – and, with respect, how important is Wellington on the world map?

    Our list is headed by Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu has become well known around the world for his political dexterity and eloquence in English. Heading a relatively stable coalition, his actions on the diplomatic track over the next year will inevitably have an enormous impact not only on the troubled Middle East but on the Jewish world at large.

    In his response to being chosen by The Jerusalem Post and our Internet readership around the world on as the most influential Jew in the world, Netanyahu told our reporter, Herb Keinon: “The fact that the Prime Minister of the State of Israel is viewed as being the world’s most influential Jew is a historic vindication of the miracle of Zionism.”

    It may be no historic accident that the leader of the most powerful nation in the world, Barack Obama, recently approved a second term for Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, and chose Jews to be his closest advisers: Rahm Emanuel, the tough White House chief of staff, David Axelrod, his savvy political adviser and Dan Shapiro, the top Middle East expert on the National Security Council.

    He also happens to be friendly with several Jewish leaders, including Alan Solow and Lee Rosenberg, who are both on our list.

    Second on the list is Bernanke, the man who holds the purse strings of the richest nation on the planet and is credited with steering the US out of a severe financial crisis. He is followed by Emanuel, who arguably has the most influence on the American president – and certainly has his ear whenever he needs it.

    AS WE CELEBRATE Shavuot, when the Jewish people received the Torah on Mount Sinai from Moses, the most famous Jew in history, we can only pray that those on our list use their influence to better the world and help Israel and the Jewish people serve as a light unto the nations.

    It is on Shavuot that we read the Book of Ruth, perhaps the most famous convert in the Bible. Ruth’s acceptance of Judaism is based on her acceptance of the Torah, and King David is believed to be her great-grandson. Jewish tradition has it that David, one of the greatest figures in the Bible, was born and died on Shavuot.

    Coincidentally, two of our top 50 personalities are named Ruth – Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, and Prof. Ruth Arnon, a renowned Israeli biochemist credited with developing a drug against multiple sclerosis.

    Considering their small numbers, Jews have fared disproportionately well in lists of the world’s most powerful and richest people, as well as in Nobel Prizes.

    The world Jewish population is estimated at being 02. percent of the total populace – some 13.5 million, with just over 5.7 million in Israel, 5.6 million in the US, half a million in Russia and France, 280,000 in the UK and 200,000 in Germany.

    Yet in Vanity Fair’s latest list of the 100 most powerful people in the world, 51 are Jews. Ten of the 50 people on this year’s Forbes’ annual billionaires list are Jewish. Of the 802 Nobel prizes handed out to date, 162 have gone to Jews.

    In Michael H. Hart’s book, The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History, seven are Jews.

    Jews have also featured prominently on Time’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people, and in 1999, the magazine named Albert Einstein person of the century.

    IN A SHORT story by Philip Roth, a talent scout sends a letter to Einstein proposing that the renowned scientist host a weekly radio show to help reduce anti-Semitism.

    “I would like them to know that the genius of all time is a Jew,” he writes. “The world must know and soon… that when it comes to smart, we are the tops.”

    Four years ago, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt shook the Jewish world by writing a paper, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, on what they perceived as the exaggerated influence of the Jewish lobby.

    After being named by the pair as a key member of the media wing of the Israel lobby, Mortimer Zuckerman – a former head of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations – replied sardonically: “I would just say this: The allegations of this disproportionate influence of the Jewish community remind me of the 92-year-old man sued in a paternity suit. He said he was so proud, he pleaded guilty.”

    Asked by reporter Greer Fay Cashman for his response on being chosen for our list, President Shimon Peres said that he tells both religious and non-religious Jews that the best example to follow is that of the Rambam (Maimonides), “who was great in his Jewishness and great in medicine without one contradicting the other.”

    How much influence do Jews wield in the world, and how influential are those on our list? We leave you to judge.

    1. Binyamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister of Israel

    Serving his second year in his second term, Netanyahu, 60, is the first premier to have been born after the state’s creation. Netanyahu has arguably gone further than any of his predecessors in easing the plight of Palestinians in the West Bank and freezing settlement construction. In his seminal Bar-Ilan University speech last year, the Likud leader accepted the idea of a Palestinian state for the first time, and is currently overseeing proximity talks with the Palestinians that he hopes to galvanize toward a final settlement to the Middle East conflict.

    Netanyahu’s ratings soared this month as Israel was accepted to be a member of the OECD.

    Netanyahu responds:
    The fact that the Prime Minister of the State of Israel is viewed today as being the world’s most influential Jew demonstrates the historic change that Zionism has brought about in the condition of the Jewish people.

    A scattered, powerless people has been able to reassert its national life in its own sovereign state, in its ancestral homeland. From being mere spectators on the international stage, today the Jews control their own destiny and have returned as a people to the family of nations. Free, democratic and able to defend itself against threats and adversity, Israel doesn’t just survive, it flourishes. Today, within the State of Israel, the creativity and genius of the Jewish people are bursting forth in every area: in science; in technology; in entrepreneurship; in medicine; in the arts.

    When Israel was established in 1948, only some 5% of the world’s Jewish population lived in the new state. Today, Israel contains the largest Jewish community in the world.

    This honor awarded to the Prime Minister of the Jewish State is a testament to the profound transformation that has occurred in the reality of life for the Jewish People over the last 62 years.

    2. Ben Bernanke
    The chairman of the US Federal Reserve.

    In announcing his second term until 2014, President Obama said Bernanke’s background, temperament, courage and creativity helped prevent another Great Depression. Time named him person of the year last year. Bernanke, 56, wrote his doctoral thesis at MIT in 1979 on “Long-term commitments, dynamic optimization, and the business cycle” and his thesis adviser was none other than Stanley Fischer, the current governor of the Bank of Israel.

    3. Rahm Emanuel
    White House chief of staff.

    Emanuel is believed by some critics to be a key player in Barack Obama’s more critical stance on Israel – an adviser with the expertise to strongly influence the president. He is believed by others to be a crucial bulwark, limiting Washington-Jerusalem frictions.

    His father, an Israeli doctor, caused a stir by telling Ma’ariv after his appointment by President Obama: “Obviously, he’ll influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn’t he? What is he, an Arab?” Known as a tough guy, Emanuel flew to Israel as a volunteer during the first Iraq war and is said to be the model for Josh Lyman on the popular TV series, “The West Wing.”

    4. Sergey Brin
    Founder of Google

    Together with Larry Page, whose maternal grandmother was Jewish, the Russian-born Brin founded Google, the world’s largest Internet company, and they are often referred to as the “Google Guys.” Brin, 36, and Page, 37, met at Stanford, where they suspended their doctoral studies to start up Google in a rented garage.

    The Economist calls Brin an “Enlightenment Man” who believes that “knowledge is always good, and certainly always better than ignorance” and in the Google mantra, “Don’t be evil!” (Board chairman Eric Schmidt famously quipped that “Evil is whatever Sergey says is evil.”) The duo have visited Israel several times, once for the 80th birthday of Shimon Peres.

    5. Shai Agassi
    Founder of Better Place

    Agassi, 42, has become a pioneer in alternative energy under the auspices of the company he founded in 2007.

    After being endorsed by the Israeli government in 2008, Better Place has negotiated contracts on electric cars with more than two dozen countries. The Israeli entrepeneur was named by Time as the world’s most influential businessman in 2003 and one of its 100 most influential people last year.

    6. Dominique Strauss-Kahn
    Head of the International Monetary Fund

    Strauss-Kahn, 61, was professor of economics at the University of Paris, where he obtained his doctorate, and became a member of parliament for the Socialist Party in 1986. He was chosen as managing director of the International Monetary Fund in 2007 and is expected to run for president of France in 2012.

    The IMF played a key role in the recent European decision to pass a trillion-dollar plan to aid Greece.

    7. Shimon Peres
    President of Israel

    Peres, who is 86, arguably wields more power and prestige than any of his predecessors. After a career marked by controversy and confrontation, in which he gained the reputation of being a serial loser, Peres has finally emerged as a consensus figure admired not only by the outside world but by the majority of Israelis too.

    He maintains a more than correct relationship with the prime minister, who appreciates the international credibility and access offered by the Nobel peace laureate, even as he asserts a greater Palestinian willingness for compromise than Binyamin Netanyahu believes exists.

    Peres responds:
    “I would like to discover ways to enter the New Age while being Jewish and modern at the same time. Traveling is not such a big deal today, and I imagine that many of the Jewish people who do not live in Israel can develop a way of life which they can share in two places. I would like to see a Jewish lifestyle which on the one hand is as old as the Ten Commandments and on the other is as modern as nanotechnology.”

    8. David Axelrod
    Senior White House Adviser
    Barack Obama’s top political adviser helps the president craft and communicate his policy, and calmed tempers during the latest spat between the US and Israel.

    Before entering the White House, Axelrod, 55, was a political writer for the Chicago Tribune and founded AKP&D Message and Media. He managed Obama’s presidential campaigns in 2004 and 2008.

    In an Israel Independence Day address in Washington this year, Axelrod said: “Let’s not confuse the occasional dispute over policy with the fundamental relationship that has guided our two nations for so long and will continue to guide our two nations.”

    Axelrod responds:
    “My father was a Jewish immigrant who fled the pogroms and came to America in search of freedom and opportunity. I carry the memory of my family’s miraculous journey with me every day.”

    9. Alan Dershowitz
    Law professor, Israel advocate

    Dershowitz, 71, is an internationally respected jurist who has served as an attorney in several high-profile cases, including that of OJ Simpson. At 28, he became the youngest law professor in Harvard’s history. Married to a psychologist from Israel, Dershowitz has become famous for his eloquent advocacy for Israel and commentary on the Middle East conflict.

    Dershowitz responds:
    My career has generally been reactive to where I think the great crises of human rights are, and the unfair attacks. So in the 60s I was very active in the civil rights movement. I went down south. I spent my time defending lots of African Americans and other discriminated-against groups. Then in the late 60s and 70s I was very active in the anti-war, ant-Vietnam movement, defending lots of people who were prosecuted for their views on Vietnam – the Pentagon Papers case, the Chicago Seven case, those cases. In the mid-70s, I turned my attention to Soviet dissidents and Soviet Jews, because they were the ones who were mostly in need. And then when the world started to really turn against Israel, and particularly when the hard left started to turn so heavily against Israel, it was perfectly consistent with my career and my commitment to human rights to turn to Israel. The case against Israel has increased both in the court of public opinion and real courts. So I suspect I will be spending more and more time in Israel.

    10. Elena Kagan
    US Supreme Court nominee

    Kagan, 50, is the first woman to be solicitor general of the US, and has just been named as Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, where she would become the third woman and third Jew to sit on the court. Kagan, a liberal Democrat, was formerly the dean of the prestigious Harvard Law School and a professor at the University of Chicago, as well as serving as associate White House counsel under Bill Clinton.

    A Democrat and supporter of Obama, she is capable of swinging the court to the left, while making key judicial decisions on the freedom of religion and choice.

    11. Alan Solow
    Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

    Solow, 55, is a charismatic Jewish leader, top Chicago lawyer and friend of President Barack Obama.

    Tablet Magazine calls him “the Go-Between” – the putative spokesman for American Jewry played a key role in resolving the recent crisis between the US and Israel.

    Solow responds:
    “This recognition by he Jerusalem Post in reality reflects the critical role played by the Conference, especially during a time period when we have seen transitions in the leadership of both the United States and Israel. Our goal as always, whether working publicly or in private (and we do both), is to promote the strongest possible relationship between two democratic allies. We have also been extremely active in raising public awareness and urging swift action to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability. To the extent that my work has made a contribution to these efforts, I am delighted. In my capacity as Conference Chair, I often interact with senior American and Israeli officials, and I have had the opportunity to meet with President Obama and advocate directly to him. I am pleased to report that our access to government officials in the United States and Israel is excellent.

    It is certainly humbling to be included in such outstanding company. Moving forward, we will work relentlessly to make certain that a clear Jewish voice is heard where policy is made and implemented.”

    12. Ehud Barak
    Defense Minister

    Barak, 68, in his second term, has proved to be an adept diplomat and master strategist. He is involved not only in safeguarding Israel from its enemies, including Iran, but in the diplomatic process with the Palestinians and Arab states as well. He is arguably the most senior Israeli minister with whom the Obama administration is most comfortable, being perceived as relatively dovish, capable, worldly and calm.

    13. Irwin Cotler
    Canadian MP, human rights activist

    Cotler, 70, is a member of the Canadian Parliament for the Liberal Party and a former justice minister and attorney general. He was previously a professor of law at McGill University and the director of its Human Rights Program, becoming an expert in international and human rights law.

    A staunch defender of Israel from a human rights vantage point, and a very frequent visitor here, he is widely credited with having influenced Canada’s current supportive stance on the Jewish state.

    14. Michael Bloomberg
    Mayor of New York

    Bloomberg, 68, founder of the Bloomberg media company, successfully campaigned to change the law and win a third term as mayor last year. As mayor, he is currently having to deal with an apparent renewal of terrorism in the city. Listed by Forbes as the eighth richest person in the US, Bloomberg declines to receive a city salary, accepting remuneration of $1 annually for his services.

    15. Bernard Kouchner
    Foreign Minister, France

    Although he is currently serving in a right-wing government, the French foreign minister was previously considered a center-left politician. Kouchner, 70, was a co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

    At the forefront of the international struggle against Iran’s nuclear program, he once stated that while France was committed to a diplomatic resolution and that no military action was planned, an Iranian nuclear weapon would pose “a real danger for the whole world.”

    16. Gabi Ashkenazi
    IDF Chief of General Staff

    The 56-year-old IDF chief is credited with restoring pride in the military and has a good relationship with his US counterpart, Michael Mullen, who awarded him the prestigious Legion of Merit.

    He emphasized a quiet back-to-basics approach in the IDF that saw it fight far more effectively in Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in 2008-9 than it had in the Second Lebanon War against Hizbullah in 2006.

    17. Stanley Fischer
    Bank of Israel Governor

    The 66-year-old Bank of Israel governor, who began a second five-year term this year, is credited with stabilizing Israel’s economy during the international financial crisis. He has also maintained a relationship
    with his former protégé, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, that has helped enable Palestinian economic growth of some 10 percent in the
    West Bank over the past year.

    18. Avigdor Lieberman
    Foreign Minister

    The Soviet-born foreign minister, 51, is a key player in Middle East peace negotiations. As the founder and leader of the Israel Beiteinu Party, he believes that all Israeli citizens should have to sign a loyalty oath.

    He is currently being investigated by police for alleged corruption, but has a huge political following, especially among FSU immigrants and on the Right.

    19. Sheldon Adelson
    Entrepreneur and philanthropist

    The wealthy American casino king, 76, is a big supporter of the Republican Party and Israel, and has been a key philanthropic funder behind Yad Vashem, Birthright and other causes. The owner of Israel’s biggest free daily, Yisrael Hayom, which, while derided by critics of the prime minister as a “Bibiton” – a slavishly pro-Netanyahu publication – has diversified and revolutionized the Hebrew tabloid market.

    20. Dorit Beinisch
    Supreme Court President

    Beinisch, 68, is the first woman to serve as president of the Supreme Court. In her judicial rulings, Beinisch has focused on combating government corruption and ensuring that state institutions and security services follow the law. In a landmark ruling ten years ago, she said corporal punishment by parents is “forbidden,” because it infringes on the child’s rights and harms his dignity as a human being.

    21. Natan Sharansky
    Jewish Agency Chairman

    As chairman of the Jewish Agency, the 62-year-old former prisoner of Zion now heads the largest Jewish NGO in the world. After trying his hand in politics, forming the Israel Ba’aliya political party and serving as a cabinet minister, Sharansky is currently spearheading a campaign to reform the Jewish Agency and focus on Jewish identity. He is also introducing a plan to hand out Jewish Nobel prizes.

    22. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    US Supreme Court Justice

    Bader Ginsburg, 67, is the first Jewish woman to be a jusice of the US Supreme Court, and the second woman. An associate justice, she is considered part of the liberal wing of the court. In her previous career as a law professor, she became an outspoken advocate for women’s rights. In a 2009 New York Times interview, in which she said regarding abortion that “the basic thing is that the government has no business making that choice for a woman.”

    23. Mark Zuckerberg
    Facebook Founder

    The 36-year-old American entrepreneur who five years ago co-founded the massively popular social networking site, Facebook with three other Harvard students, one of whom, Dustin Moskovitz was also Jewish. Three years ago, Microsoft (whose CEO, Steve Ballmer, is also Jewish) bought a 1.6% stake to Microsoft Corp. for $240 million. A film about Facebook is due to be released this year.

    24. Moshe Kantor
    ECG President

    The president of the European Jewish Congress, Kantor this month opened the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University. The center will study existing legislation on anti-Semitism in Europe and draft an “ideal law” for combating the growing phenomenon.

    Kantor responds:
    “I am honored to be in a position where I can advocate for European Jewish interests and the State of Israel amongst senior political, religious and influential figures in Europe and beyond. This is a testament to the re-ascendancy of European Jewry on the Diaspora world stage. It is my firm belief that the influence and significance of European Jewry will only continue to rise, as will its role of support for the state, people and government of Israel in a continent where understanding of the challenges that Israel faces is sometimes lacking. Also, because of our history, I am convinced that Jews need to play a more prominent role in achieving greater tolerance in Europe. As the President of the European Jewish Congress and Chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, an organization of elder European statesmen, I assist in preparing practical recommendations for governments and international organisations to improve interreligious and interethnic relations on the continent.”

    25. Michael Steinhardt
    Investor and philanthropist

    The 59-year-old New York investor is a big political donor in the US, giving to both the Democrats and Republicans. Steinhardt, who owns a home in Jerusalem, is better known here for sponsoring the Birthright Israel program together with Charles Bronfman.

    Steinhardt responds:
    I am honored, and I hope in the coming years I can merit this honor. I have devoted so much of my life, especially over the last 15 years, to the Jewish future and I think I’m stuck with that preoccupation for the foreseeable future.

    26. Mortimer Zuckerman

    Zuckerman, 72, a former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, is the owner of the New York Daily News and U.S. News & World Report and co-founder of Boston Properties. He is a strong supporter of Israel and Jewish causes.

    27. Ronald Lauder
    WJC President

    President of the World Jewish Congress and son of Esthee Lauder, the 66-year-old Lauder, is a wealthy businessman who is a strong support of the Republican Party in the US and the Likud in Israel. In the past, he has mediated contacts between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Syrian President Assad. Last month published an open letter to President Obama urging the administration to “end our public feud with Israel.”

    28. Larry Ellison
    Oracle founder

    The 65-year-old magnate who founded and is CEO of the world’s second largest software company, Oracle, is listed by The Marker as the world’s richest Jew, and by Forbes as the sixth richest person in the world.

    On a visit to Israel three years ago, he praised the country’s intellectual talent and hi-tech achievements, and related how excited he had been to watch Israeli jets fly over Auschwitz – signalling that the Holocaust would never happen again.

    29. Ruth Arnon

    Prof. Arnon, currently the Paul Ehrlich Professor of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science and vice president of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, is a veteran biochemist and codeveloper of the multiple sclerosis drug, Copaxone. It is one of the few medications invented in Israel, and is manufactured and sold by Teva, the world’s largest generic medicine company.

    30. Elie Wiesel

    Wiesel, now 81, is the world’s most famous living Holocaust survivor, having written 57 books and won a Nobel Prize. In April, Wiesel took out full-page ads in US newspapers defending the Jewish rights to Jerusalem, and later dined with President Obama in an attempt to defuse the tension they caused.

    31. Steven Spielberg

    America’s most famous film maker, who is now 63, has won three Academy awards, including the epic Schindler’s List about how German businessman Oskar Schindler saved over 1,000 Jews during the Second World War. He has also established a historically important Holocaust film and video archive.

    32. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
    Chief Rabbi, UK

    The chief rabbi of the British Commonwealth was knighted in 2005, and is well respected in the UK as an articulate leader and spokesman of the Jewish community. He has also written several best-selling books, one of which – The Dignity of Difference – was awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Religion.

    33. Jeff Zucker
    CEO of NBC Universal

    President and CEO of NBC Universal, the premier television network in the US for the past three years. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote that in Hollywood “there has been a single topic of discussion: How does Jeff Zucker keep rising and rising while the fortunes of NBC keep falling and falling?” Many of Hollywood’s honchos are Jewish, including executives from CBS, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, News Corp., Sony Pictures Chairman and CBS, whose CEO, Leslie Moonves is a great-nephew of David Ben-Gurion.

    34. Joseph Lieberman
    US Senator

    The Connecticut senator still commands respect in Washington as a straight shooter and an ardent supporter of Israel. Despite backing John McCain in the 2008 elections, Lieberman maintained his chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, apparently with the support of President Obama.

    35. Eric Cantor
    US Congressman

    The Virginia representative is currently serving as Republican whip, and is the only Jewish Republican in Congress. An ardent backer of Israel, he has co-sponsored legislation to cut off all US taxpayer aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it stops unauthorized excavations on the Temple Mount.

    36. Lee Rosenberg
    President of AIPAC

    Rosenberg, 53, is a leading Chicago venture capitalist with long-standing ties to Barack Obama. A jazz veteran and venture capitalist, he this year became president of the most influential pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC.

    The Chicago Tribune reported that Rosenberg, according to more than a dozen friends, is a master at building relationships with powerful people.

    Rosenberg accompanied Barack Obama during his trip to Israel before becoming president and helped him during his presidential campaign, but didn’t refrain from reprimanding the US for its treatment of Israel during the recent dispute over east Jerusalem housing.

    37. Richard Goldstone
    International jurist

    Goldstone, an internationally renowned jurist and former South African judge, created a storm of protest in the Jewish world after his report last year as head of the UN Human Rights Council mission on the Gaza conflict in which he charged Israel (and Hamas) with alleged war crimes.

    This year, he again became the subject of controversy after Yediot Aharonot published a report showing that, as an appellate judge in apartheid South Africa, he sanctioned death sentences against 28 black men.

    Today, Goldstone is a board member of several NGOs that promote justice and human rights, including Human Rights Watch, and is a trustee of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    38. Thomas Friedman

    Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist whose column in The New York Times has a huge readership.

    In a column this year in the midst of the US-Israel spat over east Jerusalem housing, he wrote that while “President Barack Obama was 100 percent right to call out Israel on its settlement expansion… he also needs his own clear strategy to exploit the opportunities inherent in this moment.”

    39. Haim Saban
    Media magnate

    The Israeli American media mogul is one of the largest donors to the Democratic Party, supporting Hillary Clinton in the last election. He is also a staunch backer of Israel, telling The New York Times once: “I’m a one-issue guy and my issue is Israel.”

    40. Jeremy Ben-Ami
    J Street Executive Director

    Ben-Ami is executive director of J Street, a left-wing pro-Israel lobby group in the US which endorses and raises money for federal candidates. After initially being shunned by the government, Ben-Ami recently had a reconciliatory meeting with Ambassador Michael Oren and brought a large delegation to Israel that met President Peres and other leaders.

    41. Shari Arison
    Bank of Hapoalim owner

    The owner of Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s wealthiest citizen and listed by Forbes as the richest woman in the Middle East. Last year, she sponsored a “Good Deeds Day” which inspired Israelis to volunteer to perform mitzvot across the country.

    42. Simone Veil
    French politician

    Veil, 83, is a Holocaust survivor who became a respected French lawyer and politician. She previously served as president of the European Parliament and was inducted into the Academie Francaise this year.

    43. Irving Moskowitz
    US tycoon, settler supporter

    The Florida-based tycoon is considered the leading supporter of Jewish construction in east Jerusalem and hands out a prize for Zionism to settler leaders.

    44. Gill Marcus
    Bank Governor, South Africa

    The former ANC activist now serves as governor of the South African Reserve Bank – the first woman to hold the position.

    45. Bernard-Henri Lévy

    A French philosopher and one of the leaders of the Nouvelle Philosophie movement who said that Jews ought to provide a unique moral voice in the world.

    46. Bob Dylan

    The veteran singer was cited by the Pulitzer Prize jury for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, “marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” Several of his songs have become anthems for the human rights movement, including “Blowin’ in the wind.”

    He made Michael Shapiro’s list in The Jewish 100: A ranking of the Most Influential Jews of all Time.

    Dylan has performed five times in Israel, but contrary to press reports, will not be coming here during his European tour this summer.

    47. Roman Abramovitch
    Investor, Chelsea FC owner

    The Russian oligarch who now lives in London and owns the private investment company, Millhouse LLC, got a big boost this year with Chelsea, the English soccer club he owns, winning the Premier League.

    48. Sacha Baron Cohen

    The British actor who played three crazy journalists, Ali G, Borat (left) and Brüno, has created an international controversy over his comic characters – and become a household name around the globe.

    In the much-touted Simpsons’ tour of Israel episode recently aired on television, Baron Cohen plays Jacob, an angry tour guide. When Marge accused him of being pushy, Jacob retorts: “Try living next to Syria… and see how laid back you are!”

    49. Lucian Freud

    The grandson of Sigmund and brother of Clement, Lucian lives in London and is arguably the most famous and influential living Jewish painter. Freud has painted a series of famous portraits, including those of fellow artists and Queen Elizabeth II.

    Two years ago, his portrait, Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, was sold by Christie’s for $33.6 million, setting a world record for sale value of a painting by a living artist.

    50. Omri Casspi
    Basketball player

    The first Israeli to play in the NBA, the tall basketball player has emerged as a star for the Sacramento Kings and one of the greatest Jewish sportsmen in history. In January, he set a new career record with 24 points against the Phoenix Suns. Last year, he won fourth place in the FIBA Europe Young Men’s Player of the Year and was named Jerusalem Post sportsman of the year, and this year played in the NBA All-Star Weekend. Soft-spoken and well-mannered, he is liked and respected in the NBA and serves as a goodwill ambassador for Israel abroad.

    Casspi responds:
    “It means a lot to be the first Israeli in the NBA. I don’t just represent myself. I represent Israel and the Jewish people in the states. It might be something that comes with it, but I’m really not trying to think about it. I’m trying to play basketball and focus on that. Because at the end of the day I have to give the best I can on the court.”

    NTS Notes: It is so nice for the Jerusalem Post to put up this listing and gloat about these criminals and the power they wield on the planet today. It absolutely makes me sick to see how these monsters have control over so much of our lives and consider themselves as masters over all of us!

    When the economy collapses, and the world is placed in turmoil, we should take this list and arrest every single one of the criminals on this list!

    More to come


    Posted by Northerntruthseeker at 11:41 AM

    What timing! I recently ran into the following web offering – Zelda]


    What kind of wine has Mikey Weinstein been drinking?
    As an anti-Christian Jewish supremacist and as the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, he’s doing all he can to create an anti-Jewish backlash and help bring about the predicted endtime Holocaust of Jews that’ll be worse than Hitler’s.
    Neither Falwell, Hagee nor any other Christian initiated this prediction. But Weinstein’s ancient Hebrew prophets did.
    In the 13th and 14th chapters of his Old Testament book, Zechariah predicted that after Israel’s rebirth ALL nations will eventually be against Israel and that TWO-THIRDS of all Jews will be killed!
    Malachi revealed the reasons: “Judah hath dealt treacherously” and “the Lord will cut off the man that doeth this.”
    Haven’t evangelicals generally been the best friends of Israel and persons perceived to be Jewish? Then please explain the hate-filled back-stabbing by David Letterman (and Sandra Bernhard, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher etc.) against followers of Jesus such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann.
    Weinstein wouldn’t dare assert that citizens on government property don’t have freedom of speech or press freedom or freedom to assemble or to petition the government.
    But God-hater Weinstein maliciously wants to eliminate from government property the “free exercise” of religion – especially by evangelicals – a freedom found in the same First Amendment. Significantly, this freedom was purposely listed FIRST by America’s founders!
    And Weinstein wouldn’t try to foist “separation of church and state” on strongly-Jewish Israel, but he does try to foist this non-Constitution-mentioned phrase on strongly-Christian America.
    In light of Weinstein’s Jewish protectionism and violently anti-Christian obsession, Christians in these endtimes should be reminded of Jesus’ warning in Mark 13:9 (see also Luke 21:12) that “in the synagogues ye shall be beaten.”
    Maybe it’s time for some modern Paul Reveres to saddle up and shout “The Yiddish are Coming!”

    PS – Some, like Weinstein, are so treacherously anti-Christian they will even join hands at times with enemies, including Muslims, in order to silence evangelicals. It was Weinstein, BTW, who put pressure on the Pentagon to dis-invite Franklin Graham from speaking there on the National Day of Prayer!
    PPS – Weinstein is an echo of the anti-Christian, anti-American Hollywood which for a century has dangled every known vice before young people. We seriously wonder how soon the lethal worldwide “flood of filth” (global harming!) that Hollywood has created will engulf and destroy itself and help to bring to power the endtime Antichrist (a.k.a. the Man of Sin and the Wicked One)!



  3. 2008
    Kantor, who also set up and finances the Luxembourg Forum, which he referred to as a panel of “leading world experts on nuclearization,” followed up by saying, “We are of the opinion that Iran already has an experimental warhead and has the means of delivering it. And countries like the United States,‘Germany and Belarus are guilty of de facto participation in this nuclear program, because they have sold them equipment and technology that have allowed them to progress this far.

    “This threat, which is particularly dangerous to Russia, Europe and Israel, is undervalued. Sanctions are not effective and the world is not paying attention. Iran must know that the world will act to protect itself.” He added, “I believe that Israel is waiting for the U.S. elections on November 4 and that, after that, we will see change and a new, stronger, response.” He refused to elaborate.




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