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Islamists Won: Charlie Hebdo Disappears

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Islamists Won: Charlie Hebdo Disappears

by Giulio Meotti  •  November 30, 2016 at 5:00 am
  • "The newspaper is no longer the same, Charlie is now under artistic and editorial suffocation." — Zineb el Rhazoui, French-Tunisian intellectual and journalist, author of Destroying Islamic Fascism.
  • "We must continue to portray Muhammad and Charlie; not to do that means there is no more Charlie." — Patrick Pelloux, another cartoonist who left the magazine.
  • "If our colleagues in the public debate do not share part of the risk, then the barbarians have won." — Elisabeth Badinter, philosopher, who testified in court for the cartoonists in the documentary, "Je suis Charlie."
  • After the Kouachi brothers slaughtered Charlie Hebdo's journalists, they ran out into the street and cried: "We have avenged Muhammad. We killed Charlie Hebdo." Two years later, it appears that they won. They succeeded in silencing the last European magazine still ready to defend freedom of expression from Islamism.
Charlie Hebdo, after Islamist terrorists murdered much of its staff in 2015, announced it would "no longer draw Mohammed." Instead, the magazine now focuses on attacking critics of Islamism, and mocking the Judeo-Christian God.
Over twenty years, fear has already devoured important pieces of Western culture and journalism. They all disappeared in a ghastly act of self-censorship: the cartoons of a Danish newspaper, a "South Park" episode, paintings in London's Tate Gallery, a book published by the Yale University Press; Mozart's Idomeneo, the Dutch film "Submission", the name and face of the US cartoonist Molly Norris, a book cover by Art Spiegelman and Sherry Jones's novel, "Jewel of Medina", to name just a few. Most of them have become ghosts living in hiding, hidden in some country house, or retired to private life, victims of an understandable but tragic self-censorship.
Only the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was missing from this sad, long list. Until now.

The UN's Palestine Language

by A.J. Caschetta  •  November 30, 2016 at 4:00 am
  • For decades, UN agencies have slandered the Jewish state, most recently with the April 2016 accusation that it has been "planting Jewish fake graves" in Palestinian territory, and with UNESCO declaring last year that the ancient Jewish Biblical sites Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs are actually Muslim holy sites, and last month that the Temple Mount, where the Jewish Temples were destroyed in 587 BCE and 70 CE, is an Islamic site with no connection to Judaism.
  • West Bank: This territory was for millennia called Judea and Samaria. After the 1948 War of Independence, Transjordan annexed it, renamed it the "West Bank," and occupied it for nearly two decades. In the Six Day War, after Jordan attacked Israel, Israel entered the territory and administered it until the Oslo Accords era, when Israel turned over much of the area to the Palestinian Authority.
  • Occupation: When it comes to Israel, the UN is obsessed with the word "occupation." A recent Wall Street Journal article documents 530 General Assembly references to Israel as an "occupying power" versus zero for Indonesia (East Timor), Turkey (Cyprus), Russia (Georgia, Crimea), Morocco (Western Sahara), Vietnam (Cambodia), Armenia (Azerbaijan), Pakistan (Kashmir), or China (Tibet)....Saying that Jews are "occupying" Judea is as nonsensical as saying Arabs are "occupying" Arabia or Gauls are "occupying" France.
  • Settlement: The UN uses the term to insinuate Israeli theft of "Palestine." The Obama administration eagerly embraced this terminology. If there is an occupying force in Gaza, it is Hamas. The West Bank is "disputed territories" to anyone claiming a modicum of neutrality. As Elliot Abrams put it, "the term 'settlement' loses meaning when applied to Jews building homes in their nation's capital city."
UNESCO last year declared ancient Jewish Biblical sites to actually be Muslim holy sites: the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron (left) as the "Ibrahimi Mosque," and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem (right) as the "Bilal ibn Rabah Mosque." (Images source: Wikimedia Commons)
US President-elect Donald Trump won the White House promising to reform our dysfunctional government. But will he also stand up to the even more dysfunctional United Nations?
As the Trump campaign emphasized in a position paper released November 2, the UN has long displayed "enormous anti-Israel bias." For decades, UN agencies have slandered the Jewish state, most recently with the April 2016 accusation that it has been "planting Jewish fake graves" in Palestinian territory, and with UNESCO declaring last year that the ancient Jewish Biblical sites Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs are actually Muslim holy sites, and last month that the Temple Mount, where the First and Second Jewish Temples were destroyed in 587 BCE and 70 CE, is an Islamic site with no connection to Judaism. On the day America elected a new president, the UN adopted ten new resolutions against Israel.

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Sanctioned Iranian Companies Sponsor and Attend Business Forum in Rome, Italy

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November 30, 2016
Sanctioned Iranian Companies Sponsor and Attend Business Forum in Rome, Italy
UANI Contrasts Forum with Seminar in Italy's Senate Highlighting Severe Risk of Iran Business Ties
New York, NY - United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) cautioned Italian leaders and businesses last week participating in the 2016 "Iran Country Presentation" exhibition in Rome.
The day the exhibition launched, UANI held its own event in the Italian Senate, a seminar entitled "Italy-Iran Business Relations: A Cost-Benefit Analysis." Spearheaded by UANI Advisory Board Member Ambassador Giulio Terzi, the former Foreign Minister of Italy, the event featured Italian Senators Lucio Malan and Anna Cinzia Bonfrisco, as well as MP Daniele Capezzone. Topics included human rights in Iran, terror financing, the activities of pro-Iranian Shiite militias, and the current situation in Syria, which all underscored the significant financial, legal and reputational risks companies face in doing business with Iran.  
A number of sanctioned Iranian companies attended the Iran business exhibition. Forum sponsors and participants are well-known companies that have been-and in certain cases remain-sanctioned by the United Nations, the European Union and the United States, including: Bank Sepah, which, according to U.S. Treasury Department officials, "has actively assisted Iran's pursuit of missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction;" the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO); the Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation (IMIDRO); and Khorasan Metallurgy Industry, which is sanctioned for its role in developing Iran's nuclear program.
"It is unacceptable for Italy to welcome sanctioned businesses to an event seeking to increase economic ties between Iran and Italy," said Ambassador Terzi. "It is illegal for any business-Italian or otherwise-to engage with these sanctioned companies which have been blacklisted by the United Nations, the EU and our ally, the United States. One of the event participants, Khorasan Metallurgy Industry, remains under sanction for its role in developing Iran's nuclear program. We should not welcome those who have participated in these illegal and illicit activities to our country, and we cannot encourage our businesses to foster ties with these groups."
The UANI seminar held in the Italian Senate was covered by l'intraprendente, nuova Agenzia Radicale, and Radio Radicale, where full video of the event can be viewed (*in Italian only*).
UANI has directly reached out to Italian companies including Eni, Fiat Chrysler, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Mediobanca, Banca Popolare di Sondrio, and Danieli, regarding the risks of Iranian business, as part of the organization's global campaign to inform businesses about the significant financial, legal and reputational risks they face in dealing with Tehran. As part of its campaign, UANI has identified a matrix of 10 key risk categories businesses and sovereign states face should they pursue deals with Tehran.
UANI's video on Iran Business Risk with Italian subtitles can be viewed here.
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