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THE “OCCUPIED TERRITORIES” IS A MISNOMER!!!

Posted in MIDDLE-EAST POLITICS with tags , , , , , , on July 30, 2013 by drjgelb

International law officially recognizes Jewish claims in Judea and Samaria, as part of the Palestine Mandate and because Israel acquired the territory during a war of self-defense.

Contrary to claims made by Palestinian leadership and that of others in the international community, international law fully recognizes Jewish claims in Judea and Samaria. These areas were part of the Palestine Mandate, which granted Jews the right to settle anywhere west of the Jordan River and to establish a national home there.

History reminds us that the Palestine Mandate, supported by all 51 members of the League of Nations at the time, and codified in international law, is recognized as legally valid by the United Nations in Article 80 of the UN Charter. In addition, the International Court of Justice has reaffirmed this on three different occasions.

While some people argue that the Palestine Mandate became obsolete following its termination in 1947, international legal scholars claim otherwise. According to Eugene Rostow, a dean of Yale Law School, “A trust never terminates when a trustee dies, resigns, embezzles the trust property, or is dismissed. The authority responsible for the trust appoints a new trustee, or otherwise arranges for the fulfillment of its purpose.” While the Palestine Mandate ceased to exist in Israel and Jordan when Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom obtained independence, Rostow maintains that “its rules apply still to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which have not yet been allocated either to Israel or to Jordan or become an independent state.”

This international law expert adds that the Armistice Lines of 1949, which are part of the West Bank boundary, “represent nothing but the position of the contending armies when the final cease-fire was achieved in the War of Independence. The Armistice Agreements specifically provide, except in the case of Lebanon, that the demarcation lines can be changed by agreement when the parties move from armistice to peace.” Simply put, international law does not consider the 1967 borders as the internationally recognized borders of the State of Israel.

Israeli legal claims to Judea and Samaria are strengthened by the fact that no other sovereign nation state claims this territory as her own. Both the Ottoman Turks and the British Mandate renounced their claims to the Land of Israel decades ago, including Judea and Samaria. And Jordan’s annexation of Judea and Samaria following Israel’s declaration of independence was never internationally recognized, since it amounted to an act of aggression. Both the UN Security Council and UN General Assembly declared at the time that Israel was a peace-loving state in the 1948 war.

Professor Schwebel explains that the principle of “acquisition of territory by war is inadmissible” must be read together with other principles: “namely, that no legal right shall spring from a wrong, and the Charter principle that the Members of the United Nations shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State.” In other words, territories acquired through wars of aggression don’t hold validity, which effectively repudiates Jordanian claims to Judea and Samaria. Observers argue too that the fact that Jordan has officially renounced her claims to Judea and Samaria and signed a peace agreement with Israel without gaining back these territories seals the water-tight case for Israel’s jurisdiction there.

However, the situation is different when a country reclaims lands that were originally supposed to belong to her as part of a war of self-defense, as Israel did in 1967. “Where the prior holder of territory had seized that territory unlawfully, the state which subsequently takes that territory in the lawful exercise of self-defense has, against that prior holder, better title,” adds Professor Schwebel. ”Between Israel acting defensively in 1948 and 1967 on the one hand, and her Arab neighbors acting aggressively in 1948 and 1967 on the other, Israel has the better title in the territory of what was Palestine, including the whole of Jerusalem, than do Jordan and Egypt.”

By Rachel Avraham 29th July 2013 Reblogged by Dr Jerome Gelb

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ALCOHOL (1) PUBLIC GOOD (0)

Posted in PSYCHIATRY with tags , , , on July 22, 2013 by drjgelb

NSW goes soft on Alcohol Regulation………again!

My comment to the Minister concerned, Mr Andrew Stoner:

“Dear Minister,

As a psychiatrist with 29yrs experience, it depresses and angers me to see that today’s politicians are as cowardly, ignorant and beholden to the alcohol cartels as your predecessors, although with far more evidence of the death and damage caused by alcohol now available, folding to the alcohol industry’s generosity and lying to protect “self-regulation” of advertising and promotional standards, will blight your legacy for generations to come. Young men and women will die because of your government’s self-interested caving in to an industry responsible for hundreds of thousands of Australian deaths & injuries. International evidence is unequivocal, decreased access to alcohol by decreased advertising, restricted hours of availability, higher pricing and many more simple measures, are as effective as similar anti-smoking measures have been. You and the industry can deny it to the electorate and to yourselves but not to professionals at the coalface. When the next shocking alcohol related public tragedy occurs in NSW, I’ll distribute this letter to every media outlet in your State and to all your political rivals. Your casual indifference to the death and crippling of our children will come back to haunt you.

Yours Sincerely,

DR JEROME L GELB
Consultant Psychiatrist”

THE TWO STATE SOLUTION DELUSION!

Posted in MIDDLE-EAST POLITICS with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2013 by drjgelb

Another flood of articles and op-eds hit the world today, whilst Hamas continues to condemn any move towards peace with the Jewish State. To one of these articles, I commented as follows:

“Such nonsense! To read an article and comments so blinded by decades of Islamist propaganda at a time in history when the true nature of Jihadist imperialism is being exposed for all to see. Throughout the Middle-East, senior Muslim Clerics are delivering sermons and appearing on TV, telling their followers that Israel must be destroyed, that Jews must be exterminated as mandated by Islam and that It would not matter where in the world Israel was located, it would still be the duty of every Muslim to hunt down the Jews “behind every rock and tree and kill them” ….to quote the Qur’an! One Imam stated that Muslims should cease opposing Israel, stating that its existence conveniently concentrates a large number of Jews in one place, where their extermination will be that much easier. How you do-gooders believe that it is possible for Israel to negotiate peace with Islam, is mind-boggling. Arab leaders use the fundamental strategy of Teqqiya, sanctioned lying in the service of Islam, when they tell Western leaders they want peace and the next day tell their people, in Arabic, that Jihad is the command of Allah and his Messenger. Wake up Mr Singer! The stealth Jihad is well underway in Europe, America and here in Australia. That’s why the Arabs reject peace with Israel on any terms other than if Israel submitted to Dhimmitude status and then only as a prelude to annihilation of the Jews. Listen to their own words and stop fantasising!!”

HALAL CERTIFICATION – THE WAGING OF JIHAD – PROMOTING ISLAM – BY ANY MEANS!

Posted in MIDDLE-EAST POLITICS with tags , , , , on July 19, 2013 by drjgelb

Halal Food and Halal Certification – Extortion in Disguise

What does halal mean?

Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted, the opposite being “haram”, which means unlawful or not permitted. Under Islamic Sharia law, a Muslim is not permitted to engage in any activity that is considered haram by religious doctrine, including eating certain foods.

How does halal work in relation to food?

Halal is about religious ritual and observance in relation to meat products. It has nothing to do with the quality of the meat, its fat content or hygiene. The rumour that halal means “better”or “purer” meat in Australia is a falsehood propagated by some Islamic lobby groups to distract from the purely religious/ritual doctrine involved. To be halal, the animal must have its throat slit whilst still alive and conscious (not stunned) to ensure it ‘properly’ bleeds to death. Furthermore, only a Muslim slaughterman may slit the throat of the animal and he must do so whilst facing Mecca and reciting a short prayer: “Bismillah, Allahu Akbar” meaning “In the Name of Allah the Greatest”. Thus, the animal is actually being ritually sacrificed to the Islamic god. Pork, which is believed to be impure in Islam, is strictly forbidden, along with a few other categories of meat like “land animals without external ears” and, as is observed by most cultures, strict carnivores.

Recently a number of Islamic organisations began offering advice on and accreditation of the fine details of these medieval slaughter practices. They also periodically arrange for Muslim slaughtermen and inspectors to certify that slaughter and production continues to meet the strict standards that allow food to be labelled halal. For this, fees are charged to the producer, and then passed on to the consumer as with any other operational expense. Many of the foods receiving Halal Certification do not actually require it, as there are many foods such as nuts, milk, legumes etc, that are always Halal. This fact is well recognised by moderate Muslims who have objected to the unethical practices of the modern day fabrication that is Halal Certification.

Why should you be concerned about halal certification and halal food?

Buying products that are Halal-certified means you are financially supporting the Islamisation of Australia, including the implementation of Sharia Law. More and more products in our shops are labelled ‘Halal-certified’ and the Halal-certification Industry has become a multi-million-dollar, fraudulent and extortionate income stream for Islamic groups in Australia and overseas. There are quite a few Islamic certification ‘authorities’, so the labels may look a little different, but all typically carry the Arabic word halal in the centre. These self-appointed “authorities” are not part of Islamic doctrine or tradition and have evolved solely to extract money and to further Islam. Halal certification has already spread from the foodstuffs themselves, to the trucks, ships, trains and planes comprising the logistic supply chain, each component of which requires separate certification, for a hefty fee. Recently, pet food has been offered Halal certification, an idiocy since animals in Islam are considered to lack free will and hence the ability to discern and choose to eat Halal food!

The halal certification fees extracted from companies (or rather from Australian consumers) fund the many activities and initiatives of Australian and overseas Islamic organisations. Most of them are concerned with what Muslims call da’wah, which is spreading Islamic sharia law into not yet Islamised countries of the world and strengthening the Islamic community there. Bringing Islam to the world (or at least contributing to the funding of this propagation) is a holy duty for Muslims.
Money collected from halal certification may also be passed to foreign Islamic religious and political groups. Some insiders claim such donations can be used to finance fundamentalist Islamic schools or fund the operational costs of Islamic terrorist organisations. In any event, these certification organisations are made up of clerics, activists and followers opposed to our Australian way of life, our freedom and democracy, the separation of church and state, gender equality and other core values and human rights of our free Western civilisation. Halal certification schemes are contributing towards the funding of Islamic jihad and we are all either ignorant participants or have succumbed to the extortion in company with much of corporate Australia.

Islamists may claim otherwise, but they are not speaking the truth: Muslims are guided and bound by the teachings and example of Mohammed as laid out in the Qur’an and Hadith. Islamic scripture permits Muslims to omit and conceal the truth, as long as such deception is directed towards non-Muslims and in the interests of advancing Islam. This practice is called “Taqiyya” or “Kitman”.

Christians and Jews should be particularly concerned with Halal slaughter because it involves sacrifice of animals to the idol, Allah. Although barely known, Allah is not the same God as the God of Christians and Jews and can be best described as an Arabic pagan idol that was reconfigured by Mohammad into his monotheistic deity. Jewish and Christian scriptures forbid the consumption of animals sacrificed to idols and thus Halal-certification of meat should be a serious issue for adherents of these religions.

The most alarming aspect of Halal certification is that we are not given any real choice to opt out of the process. Currently industry officials estimate that 2/3 of chicken and lamb meat and over 1/2 of the beef in Australian shops and supermarkets is already Halal certified, despite Muslims comprising less than 3% of the total population. An increasing number of fast food outlets and well-known franchises operate as ‘halal-certified’ or use unlabelled halal meat products. Since there are currently no mandatory labelling laws, unmarked Halal certified foods are being silently forced upon us. Islamic Sharia Law is therefore being imposed on the non-Muslim majority by stealth.

There are now over 100 halal abattoirs in Australia. Since halal slaughtermen must be Muslim, the Islamic community can use this requirement to circumvent the Australian immigration system. Some Muslims come to Australia as slaughtermen and spend minimal time in the job, thus establishing a perpetual demand for the additional import of Muslim slaughtermen. Additionally, as the provision of halal meat far exceeds that required for local Muslim demand and the Islamic export market, discrimination against non-Muslim employment has become endemic in abattoirs. Some abattoirs claim that it is simply a matter of convenience to make all meat Halal but this is precisely the mechanism of Islamisation in action. Sharia Law is imposed on everybody, becomes the new defacto standard and current standards and civil regulations become redundant.

Muslims’ only concern that Halal compliant food is available, should be confined to meat and meat by-products, as well as avoiding alcohol in food products. However, many products perfectly permissible for Muslim consumption are being sold as ‘Halal certified’. There is no plausible reason for this nonsense besides raising money for Islamic organisations, introducing Islamic rituals into our daily lives by stealth and softening up Australian society to accept the further imposition of medieval Islamic Sharia Law.

Finally, groups like Animals Australia and the RSPCA have serious objections to the cruelty that Halal slaughter inflicts upon animals.

What You Can Do:

1) Boycott Halal certified food. Lists of certified foods & their manufacturers are available online.

2) Ignore misleading campaigns by some food companies and Muslim organisations that claim that Halal food is a healthier option, or that it just relates to food preparation. Both strategies aim to convince non-Muslims that Halal food is just another dietary option like vegetarianism or that it is a regional style of food preparation.

3) Remember, this is not just about meat. Anything from cheese, crackers, yoghurt, sweets, salmon and cosmetics can come with a halal surcharge. Become pro-active by informing friends and family about the halal scam and how it plays a crucial role in the plan to Islamise Australia.

A final thought:

If Halal certification reminds you a little of the 2% tribute charged by the Mafia on garments, concrete and business turnover, don’t forget the historical connections involved. The Mafia originated in Sicily in the 1860’s. Muslim rule of Sicily spanned from 902AD until 1245AD and Muslim traditions and influence in Sicily can be seen to this day. The imposition of a tax or tribute on non-Muslim inhabitants of conquered lands was a well established practice, mandated by the Qur’an. It is not coincidental that this form of extortion figured so prominently in Mafia criminal modus operandi and that paying for “protection” remains so widespread even today.

A PICTURE (VIDEO) SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS!

Posted in MIDDLE-EAST POLITICS with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2013 by drjgelb

PRO-MORSI SUPPORTERS PROTEST ON TEMPLE MOUNT AND THEIR LEADERS INCITE HATRED!

Posted in MIDDLE-EAST POLITICS with tags , , , on July 18, 2013 by drjgelb

Following are excerpts from a pro-Morsi demonstration held outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, which was posted on the Internet on July 12, 2013:

Palestinian cleric: Allah Akbar. May America be destroyed.
Crowd: Allah Akbar.
Palestinian cleric: Allah Akbar. May France be destroyed.
Crowd: Allah Akbar. May France be destroyed.
Palestinian cleric: Allah Akbar. May Rome be conquered.
Crowd: Allah Akbar. May Rome be conquered.
Palestinian cleric: Allah Akbar. May America be destroyed.
Crowd: Allah Akbar. May America be destroyed.
Palestinian cleric: Allah Akbar. May France be destroyed.
Crowd: Allah Akbar. May France be destroyed.
Palestinian cleric: Allah Akbar. May Britain be destroyed.
Crowd: Allah Akbar. May Britain be destroyed.
Palestinian cleric: Allah Akbar. May Rome be conquered.
Crowd: Allah Akbar. May Rome be conquered.
[…]
Palestinian cleric: We warn you, oh America: Take your hands off the Muslims. Take your hands off the Muslims. You have wrecked havoc in Syria, and before that, in Afghanistan and in Iraq, and now in Egypt. Who do you think we are, America? We are the nation of Islam – a giant and mighty nation, which extends from east to west. Soon, we will teach you a political and military lesson, Allah willing. Allah Akbar. All glory to Allah.
Crowd: Allah Akbar. All glory to Allah.
[…]
Palestinian cleric: Oh Obama, listen up…
Crowd: Oh Obama, listen up…
Palestinian cleric: The Caliphate shall return.
Crowd: The Caliphate shall return.
Palestinian cleric: Oh Obama, listen up…
Crowd: Oh Obama, listen up…
Palestinian cleric: The Caliphate shall return.
Crowd: The Caliphate shall return.
Demonstrator: Say: “Allah Akbar.”
Crowd: Allah Akbar.
Demonstrator: Say: “Allah Akbar.”
Crowd: Allah Akbar.
[…]
Demonstrator: Oh Obama, listen up…
Crowd: Oh Obama, listen up…
Demonstrator: Our nation will never kneel in submission.
Crowd: Our nation will never kneel in submission.
Demonstrator: The Caliphate shall return.
Crowd: The Caliphate shall return.
Demonstrator: Oh Obama, listen up…
Crowd: Oh Obama, listen up…
Demonstrator: The Caliphate shall return.
Crowd: The Caliphate shall return.
Demonstrator: Our nation will never be humiliated.
Crowd: Our nation will never be humiliated.
Demonstrator: The Caliphate is the solution.
Crowd: The Caliphate is the solution.
Demonstrator: We are the nation of the best men.
Crowd: We are the nation of the best men.
Demonstrator: We are the nation of the best men.
Crowd: We are the nation of the best men.
Demonstrator: We want to cleanse it of the impure.
Crowd: We want to cleanse it of the impure.
[…]
Demonstrator: Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews…
Crowd: Khaybar, khaybar, oh Jews….
Demonstrator: The army of Muhammad will return.
Crowd: The army of Muhammad will return.
Demonstrator: Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews…
Crowd: Khaybar, khaybar, oh Jews….
Demonstrator: The army of Muhammad will return.
Crowd: The army of Muhammad will return.
Demonstrator: Down with America and with all its dogs.
Crowd: Down with America and will all its dogs.
Demonstrator: Down with America and with all its dogs.
Crowd: Down with America and will all its dogs.
Demonstrator: Whoever negotiates with America…
Crowd: Whoever negotiates with America…
Demonstrator: … is a collaborator and a coward.
Crowd: … is a collaborator and a coward.
Demonstrator: Whoever negotiates with America…
Crowd: Whoever negotiates with America…
Demonstrator: Down with peaceful solutions.
Crowd: Down with peaceful solutions.
Demonstrator: Down with peaceful solutions.
Crowd: Down with peaceful solutions.
[…]
The people who complain that Jews quietly and reverently visiting the Temple Mount are being “provocative” have never said a negative word about this.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

Posted in PSYCHIATRY on July 17, 2013 by drjgelb

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