"Son of Hamas" reveals to rabbi: Israel's problem is that Islam hates Jews; Palestinian leaders sacrifice citizens to malign Israel, steal aid

"Son of Hamas" author, Mosab Hassan Yousef, warns a mixed Christian, Jewish and Muslim audience in L.A. that global Islamism's theological enmity for Jews is fueling pan-Arab Palestinian nationalism to destroy the Jewish state of Israel.


A small group of Muslim men vocally expressed their disdain for Mr. Yousef, booing him and disruptively heckling him "You're a scumbag!" - inadvertently confirming the veracity of his public revelations in this conversation with Rabbi David Eliezre of Chabad of Orange County.

Once poised to lead Hamas's political wing, Mosab Hassan Yousef made a dangerous, courageous and heroic decision -- he is now risking everything to expose closely-guarded secrets that have rocked the Middle East.

The appearance of the Christian-convert Mr. Yousef - organized by Rabbi Moshe Bryski of Chabad of Conejo Valley - attracted an audience of over 1,000 people, including a constituency from St. Paschal Baylon's Roman Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks. Filmed live by DemoCast.TV in Westlake Village, California on Feb 21, 2011.

The truth about “the occupation” and “the settlements”

The truth about “the occupation” and “the settlements” by Ted Belman

The pro-Palestinian propaganda machine has succeeded in stigmatizing the
Israeli occupation and the settlements. Time and again we hear about the “brutal
occupation” and the “illegal settlements.” We rarely hear the truth in
opposition to these lies.
Please read it all.

Conveying Israel's story in the face of politically anti-Semitic media



Legendary, Israeli social-commentator, Yakov Kirschen ("Dry Bones" comic strip in the Jerusalem Post) discusses effecting social and political points from outside the front pages in this JooTube-exclusive video presentation. Mr. Kirschen presents this address on his experience utilizing cartoons to effect social and political messages about Israel - from his tour of North America - hosted by CAMERA Los Angeles.

Mr. Kirschen is organizing a new tour of America in May to preach his thesis that anti-Semitism is a "behavioral virus", often virally spread through "secret codes" embedded in political cartoons. He will apply his work as "artist in residence" at YIISA (Yale's Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism). This tour is sponsored by Z Street and Young Israel. If your church, synagogue, or organization would be interested in hosting a stop on this Dry Bones cross-country trek, please contact Rabbi Pesach Lerner of Young Israel for details.




Limmud L.A. - learn with top rabbis and teachers; then celebrate Jewish heritage with dance and song

A Jewish festival of life and learning, LimmudLA Conference 2011 offers over 100 presenters and 250 sessions ranging from Talmud to psychology, pop culture to Bible, and drama to Israeli politics. Sprinkled throughout are concerts, films, workshops, yoga, mitzvah projects and opportunities to connect - all organized by teams of dedicated volunteers.
No matter your beliefs or customs, there is a topic in each session block for everyone. LimmudLA attracts some of the most acclaimed Jewish thinkers, artists and activists in the world. It also offers you the opportunity to experience new or undiscovered talent from our own Los Angeles community.
Diversity is more than just a buzzword for us. Jews of every denomination and affiliation (or non-affiliation) attend and present. Different ages, ethnicities, marital statuses, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds and occupations are part of the mix. It is a supremely democratic model of Jewish education.
The format allows you to immerse yourself or dip in as much as you choose. The learning, in all the ways it unfolds, is nonstop, inspiring and invigorating.


The terrific learning with rabbis and other teachers at the annual Limmud L.A. provides a personal and communal enrichment - and gives reason to celebrate each night. Watch JooTube's video highlights from Limmud LA '09-'10. Limmud LA reconvenes this weekend, Feb 18-20, 2011 in Costa Mesa, California. Check out their website for details.

African-American convert to Judaism writes of journey from street-gangs to 1st, African-American serviceman in Israel Defense Forces

Marcus Hardie appears on L.A. morning TV discuss his journey from street gangs to serving in the Golani Division and Armoured Division as a tank driver.

(Video courtesy MrMongtague)

 His book is "Black & Bulletproof- An African-American warrior in the Israeli Army."

Egyptian Muslim physician professes that Muslims' Jew-hatred is the primary obstacle to peace



Egyptian-born, former radical, Tawfik Hamid, M.D., acknowledges that the Arab problem with Israel is not that the lack of a sovereign state for Palestinian Arabs, but Islam's taught enmity for Jews entirely - and certainly for a sovereign Jewish state amidst Muslim states. He admits that the change for peace must come from Muslims. (Filmed at CPAC 2009).

'IDF Spokespersons Unit addresses blogosphere, social networks'- Lt. Aliza Landes - Herzliya Conference 2011


Born in Boston, Lt. Aliza Landes describes how she in the IDF Spokespersons Unit, regards the significance of the blogosphere and social networks to help counter mainstream media bias in news from and about Israel. Click to view video remarks from the 2011 Herzliya Policy Conference.

Update: 17 Feb 07:15
Yoni Kempinski of Arutz Sheva has produced an original video look inside the IDF Spokesman's New Media Desk. The Desk was founded when two soldiers came-up with the initiative to open a YouTube Channel during Operation Cast Lead.

How will nuclear-weaponizing Iran destabilize world? What should we do? Documentary, "Iranium," U.S.-premieres tonight; watch FREE preview all day today on JooTube

Ottawa-screening organizer, Fred Litwin, President of the Free Thinking Film Society discusses the cancellation of Iranium due to bomb threats. Clip of film director Alex Traiman.

Producer Raphael Shore (Relentless, Obsession, The Third Jihad) went with Alex Traiman over Wayne Kopping, who directed his 3-prior films, to direct Iranium.

Today, Tuesday 8 February, is the final day you may watch the entire movie, free, on JooTube.

Check for tonight's cities and screenings times on Iranium: The Movie website.

Egypt's shifting political sands- exclusive video interview with Israel's former Prime Ministers spokesman Dr. Ra'anan Gissin

We had an exclusive video interview with the former spokesman for Israeli Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, Dr. Ra'anan Gissin (courtesy of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles).  Here, he presents an Israeli reaction to Egypt's shifting political sands.


Here, he explains how Israel is overcoming its delegitimizers to share the fruits of freedom and innovation with those with open minds.

Israeli soldiers deliver & save Palestinian baby


by Hanan Greenberg in YNet News

Infant born with breathing problems rescued by medics alerted to Jordan Valley checkpoint at 2 am
Gilad Nesher practices CPR on mannequin infant


An IDF force was alerted Monday to treat a Palestinian woman who went into labor at a checkpoint in the Jordan Valley. The soldiers worked with Palestinians at the checkpoint to move the woman to a military ambulance where she gave birth.

The infant, who had difficulty breathing, was resuscitated and then evacuated to a Jerusalem hospital by helicopter. "There is a great deal of satisfaction in giving life," Sergeant Gilad Nesher, a paramedic who treated the woman and child, told Ynet. 

Screening: Poles welcome Cantors home in documentary "100 Voices: The Journey Home; Post-screening discussion with filmmakers and songwriter Charles Fox

Screening of 100 Voices: A Journey Home. It's a beautiful and uplifting story that focuses on modern day cantors (including Cantor Nathan Lam) who band together on a concert tour inside Poland. Visiting the Warsaw ghetto and other central sites they retrace physical streets and bring forth the rich heritage that thrived in pre-war Poland.  

The surprise of the film is that the beautiful Jewish culture their fathers embraced during the golden age of cantors is now being brought back by the Polish people who enjoy the music as much as we do. It's fascinating.

Sunday morning February 6th 11am. Laemmle Town Center 5, Encino, CA with Q&A afterwards with Cantor Nathan Lam, film director/producer Danny Gold, songwriter/composer Charles Fox and LA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Exec. Director Hilary Helstein. 

Rev. William Hechler, instrumental Christian advocate for Theodore Herzl, commemorated by fellow Zionists

Rev. William Hechler
(The Jerusalem Post) by Jonny Paul.  Israeli officials, int'l and local British Jewish leaders attend tombstone commemoration of Rev. William Henry Hechler in London.


Rev. William Henry Hechler was pivotal to Herzl’s diplomatic successes, allying himself with the emerging Zionist movement and providing Herzl with key introductions to German royal society.

Hechler had been a close friend of Archduke Frederick I of Baden and a tutor to his children.

In 1896, while serving as the chaplain for the British Embassy in Vienna, he read Herzl’s newly written pamphlet, “The Jewish State,” and immediately understood the centrality and importance of Herzl’s work as complementary to his belief in the prophetic biblical restoration of the Jews.


New tombstone in New Southgate Cemetery in London
In 1893, Hechler published his own broadsheet, “The Restoration of the Jews to Palestine according to the Prophecy,” and anticipated that the days of the Jewish salvation would begin in 1897-1898.

With Hechler’s and the Archduke’s assistance, Herzl met the sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid II, in 1896 and German Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1898. ...
Jerry Klinger – president of the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, an organization that identifies and recognizes sites of American Jewish Historical interest (which arranged the headstone for Hechler's forgotten grave) --   noted that “It has long been recognized that without Hechler’s intercession and support, Herzl may have simply remained an obscure, eccentric Viennese journalist. The course of Zionism, and possibly the very founding of the modern State of Israel, may not have been successful.”

Muslim Brotherhood politicizing American mosques, schools with anti-Semitism; Help bolster their nemesis, Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.

American Islamic Forum for Democracy ("A.I.F.D.") founder, Zuhdi Jasser, spoke with DemoCast about exposing global-caliphate movement, Muslim Brotherhood's crusade for dominating and radicalizing North American Muslims. He offers A.I.F.D. as an contra-balancing influence and seeks support from Muslim and non-Muslims.





Our World: Clueless in Washington
by Caroline Glick
Does the US fail to understand what will happen to its strategic interests in the region if the Muslim Brotherhood is the power behind the throne of the next regime?
The problem is the character of the protesters is not liberal. 84% of Egyptians support executing any Muslim who changes his religion.
Indeed, their character is a bigger problem than the character of the regime they seek to overthrow.
What all of this makes clear is that if the regime falls, the successor regime will not be a liberal democracy. Mubarak’s military authoritarianism will be replaced by Islamic totalitarianism. The US’s greatest Arab ally will become its greatest enemy. Israel’s peace partner will again become its gravest foe.
The US policy towards Egypt is dictated by the irrational narcissism of two opposing sides to a policy debate that has nothing to do with reality.
Add to that Obama’s electoral concern about looking like he is on the right side of justice and we have a US policy that is wholly antithetical to US interests.
This presents a daunting, perhaps insurmountable challenge for the US’s remaining authoritarian Arab allies. In Jordan and Saudi Arabia, until now restive publics have been fearful of opposing their leaders because the US supports them. Now that the US is abandoning its most important ally and siding with its worst enemies, the Hashemites and the Sauds don’t look so powerful to their Arab streets. The same can be said for the Kuwaiti leadership and the pro-American political forces in Iraq.
As for Israel, America’s behavior towards Egypt should put to rest the notion that Israel can make further territorial sacrifices in places like the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley in exchange for US security guarantees. US behavior today – and the across-the-board nature of American rejection of Mubarak – is as clear a sign as one can find that US guarantees are not credible.