Steven Plaut

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The REAL Inspiration of the Paris Terrorists


By Steven Plaut




  The Swedish Foreign Minister and her appeasocrat government think the siege of Paris by terrorists last week was because of Israel.


   Well, being a helpful sort, I decided to investigate and uncover who REALLY inspired the Paris barbarians.  I am sure the answer will interest the Swedes.


   The barbarian terrorists planned out their siege of Paris and their campaign of murder, torture, and plunder for years.  They despised the Christian faith held by the bulk of the residents of Paris and showed their disdain for it.  They made a point of capturing Christian hostages.  They targeted St. Denis and massive damage there resulted from the attacks.  The entire city was traumatized and it took many years to recover.


    The terrorists placing all of Paris under siege were Scandinavian Vikings.  The period was 884-886.  The siege of Paris is the subject of an eyewitness account in the Latin poem Bella Parisiacae urbis of Abbo Cernuus


     The REAL inspiration for the ISIS savages who terrorized Paris last week is not 'Palestinians' and their 'plight,' but rather the Swedes!!!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

An Open Letter to the President of France from Shimon Peres, Peacemaker-at-Large

My heartfelt sympathies to you and the French people for the Paris unrest this week.

But we must really speak about how to deal with these atrocities and protests, including the attacks on Paris, by these misunderstood Islamic activists. Mister President, I have a great deal of experience in dealing successfully with terrorism and this is why I wish to come to your rescue.

The first thing you must realize is that one can only make peace with one's enemies. With one's friends there is no need to make peace. There is no military solution to the problems of terrorism, and this is why you must seek a diplomatic solution. No Justice, No Peace, as they say.

You must invite the leaders of this Islamic organization to Paris to meet with you and perhaps tour the Louvre. You must learn to feel their pain and understand their needs. You must offer to turn a third of your territory over to them so that these stateless Moslems can have their own state. I have no doubt Sweden will applaud your efforts.

You must meet their demands nearly in full. In addition, you must offer them internet web services and five-star tourist hotels in exchange for their promises to abandon violence. That is how we turned Yassir Arafat into a peace partner. You see, military force serves no role any more. It is passe. It is archaic. Today economic interests dominate the world and the Islamist activists of the earth will surely make peace in exchange for some profits from participating in global trade.

The attacks on Paris came because you have been insufficiently sensitive in understanding the needs of Moslem fundamentalists. You took their rhetoric at face value, whereas WE in Israel know that all this rhetoric is empty and in fact these people simply want peace. Sure they praise Hitler and celebrate atrocities, but what is it that they REALLY want? You must negotiate even while under attack; conditioning negotiations on an end to violence is a no-win situation. It will simply extend the bloodshed!

You have been trying to rule over others and failed to be sensitive to The Other. You have illegal settlements that you have yet to remove from Corsica. You must put your own house in order and eliminate inequality and injustice inside France and then the terrorists will no longer target you.

The key is to build a New Middle Gall, one in which everyone is so busy with the important matter of development tourism and investments and hi-technology that they have no time to pursue violence. The era of war is finished.

Moreover, if you strike at the perpetrators of the Paris unrest-protests and their supporters, you will simply extend and enlarge the cycle of violence. Your bombs will no doubt injure some innocent children and civilians alongside any terrorist activists you strike, and that will simply enrage the rest of the world and make the victims seek revenge. Your bombing these militants and activists will cause them to hate the Galls and drive the separatists to embrace terrorism. Moreover, if you refuse to negotiate with the Moslem separatists, then their leader will be toppled and a REALLY violent militant and fanatic will take his place.  In that case you will have lost the window of opportunity to make peace. Begin by declaring a unilateral ceasefire!

Mister President, Blessed is the peacemaker. The entire world will support you and congratulate you if you respond to these horrific attacks by disarming France and opening dialogue with the terror activists. All we are saying is give peace a chance. Yitzhak Rabin would have approved. Yes, chaver, what you need is shalom, salaam, peace. You will be cheered and awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into the gutter of violence. Violence never achieves anything. History is no lesson. History is the dead past.

End the cycle of violence. Show restraint. Forego the juvenile impulse to avenge.

Follow my example!! Provide the Paris bombers with anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles so that they can battle against the TRUE radicals and fanatics. And they will do so with no ACLU nor Supreme Court to restrain them. Demonstrate your humanity by paying pensions to any widows and orphans of the terrorists who blew up the bars.

Mister President, the proof is in the pudding. My own peace policies have eliminated war and bloodshed and terror from the Middle East. We no longer have terrorists to deal with in the Levant, only peace partners.

If you follow in my footsteps you can achieve the same lofty goals.

Peacefully yours,

Shimon Peres, Peacemaker-at-Large

Monday, November 16, 2015



1.  But we French have coddled and appeased the Muslim fascist regimes for decades. We have coddled terrorists and led the assault against Israel. So why oh why are WE being targeted!!?








5.  I am waiting for Abu Mazen, chief Palestinian savage, to announce that the Eiffel Tower is really not a French emblem at all but merely the place where the prophet Mohammed tied up his donkey...


6.  Reform Paganism


7.  announcing new organization



8.  Amira Hass, Haaretz columnist, the Tokyo Rose of the conflict and Hamas cheerleader, claims Israel "plants" knives when it arrests terrorists to make them look guilty


9.  The Jews of Paris were quietly at home making shabbas when the Islamofascist aggression passed over them, like Passover in the Book of Exodus...




Saturday, November 14, 2015

France must Offer Land for Peace


By Steven Plaut



In the aftermath of the series of protests in Paris against occupation by activists and militants, who have grievances, we bring you the French plan for peace, based on France's Mideast policies.  It is the only way to solve the problem of ISIS activism in Paris.


First, we all agree that territory must not be annexed by force. Therefore, we can also agree that Germany has a moral right to demand the return of Alsace-Lorraine, for the French aggression in 1945 and its consequent occupation must not be rewarded. "A full withdrawal for full peace" should operate here. Further, France must agree to the return and rehabilitation of all ethnic Germans expelled from Alsace-Lorraine after World Wars I and II, as well as all those they define as their descendents.

But this, of course, is just the first step toward a solution, as no aggression can be rewarded—and France has much other stolen territory to return. It took Corsica from Genoa, Nice and Savoy from Piedmont; as the successor state, Italy must get back all these lands. By similar token, territories grabbed from the Habsburgs go back to Austria, including Franche-Comté, Artois, and historic Burgundy. The Roussillon area (along the Pyrenées) must be returned to Spain, its rightful owner. And Normandy, Anjou, Aquitaine, and Gascony must be returned to their rightful owners, the British royal family.

Not even this not enough for the sake of peace. Brittany and Languedoc must be granted autonomy at once, recognizing the Breton and Occitan Liberation organizations as their legal rulers. This leaves the French government in control over the Île de France (the area around Paris).

That, however, still does not solve the problem of the Holy City of Paris, sacred to artists, gourmets, and adulterers. The Corsicans obviously have a historic claim to the Tomb of the Emperor Napoleon, their famed son, as well as the Invalides complex and beyond. For the sake of peace, is it not too much to ask that Paris be the capital for two peoples? 
The French authorities must agree to prevent French Parisians from even entering the sacred tomb area, lest this upset the Corsicans. Let the Eiffel Tower be converted into a mosque.  

The Saint Chapelle and the Church of Notre Dame of course will be internationalized, under joint Vatican-art historical auspices. Indeed, the French should consider it a compliment of the highest order that so many people see Paris as an international city.

The French have nothing to complain of. They will enjoy the benefits of peace and retain control of the Champs Elysées. 

Actually, come to think of it, even the Champs Elysées may be too much. Recalling the French position that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel, perhaps the true French capital is not Paris at all, but Vichy. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Left demands an anti-Settler Litmus Test for Diplomatic Appointments

By Steven Plaut



The latest tactic of Israel's anti-democratic Fascist Left is a campaign to recruit foreign governments to refuse to accept Israeli diplomats posted to serve there if the diplomat holds opinions contrary to those of the Radical Left.  The Radical Left represents at most 4% of Israelis.


The current brouhaha involves Dani Dayan, who used to be head of the Yesha (West Bank) regional council and is a "settler" who lives on the "wrong" side of the pre-1967 Green Line border.   The Brazil government muttered a bit at the idea of such a "settler" being appointed as Israeli Ambassador to the country.   But the personal opinions of diplomats are generally not an issue in approving such appointments. 


Things escalated when several Israeli far-leftist ex-members of the diplomatic corps, led by Alon Liel (who these days teaches at Tel Aviv University), interfered and issued their own call to Brazil to refuse to approve the appointment ( ).  Liel is an anti-Zionist who is a leading figure in the BDS terrorism movement that calls for a world boycott of Israel.  A petition of ultra-leftists is circulating in Israel ( ) to support the campaign for Brazil to BDS away Dayan.  Liel's sidekick Amiram Goldblum, a founder of Peace Now, who together with Liel fabricated the now-infamous "apartheid" pseudo-survey, appeared on a Channel One TV newscast ( defend those calling on Brazil to reject Dayan.  The Channel One MC then referred to such people as "shtinkers," Hebrew slang for informers or rats.  Goldblum and Liel had earlier initiated petitions to EU governments to unilaterally recognize "Palestine."


   The Channel One MC blasted Goldblum and his friends, claiming they were evidently incapable of persuading the Israeli public of the correctness of their positions and so were using illegitimate tactics to coerce Israel into accepting the Left's agenda, using foreign pressures and extortion.  Some in Israel are denouncing the leftists involved in the campaign to get Brazil to reject Dayan as traitors (see ).  These leftists are the same people who foam at the mouth whenever anyone suggests that Supreme Court appointees be people who oppose judicial activism and who therefore support the rule of law.


    More generally, the Far Left in Israel has never had any respect for the rule of law and democracy.  Since it cannot convince more than 4% of Israelis of the correctness of its agenda, it resorts to underhanded anti-democratic tactics involving recruitment of pressures from foreign entities to coerce Israel.   The Left opposes Israeli sovereignty and supports efforts to undermine that sovereignty.   Imagine if someone were to suggest a campaign against all civil servant and judicial appointments of anyone who is NOT in favor of expanding settlements!   Why is the fascist campaign by the Far Left to have an anti-settler litmus test for diplomatic appointees any less objectionable?

Saturday, September 19, 2015


1.  Try the Syrian Solution!!


So let us see if we have this clear now.  The entire world seems convinced that a reasonable solution to the problem of Syria is now to empty out Syria of people and assist them all to move as migrants or "refugees" to Europe.


SO it occurs to me.  Why is that NOT a solution to the problem of the Gaza Strip?




Take a few million of these people... or they'll turn into terrorists and kill you.



3.  So Iceland's capital Reykjavik is boycotting the Jews of Israel?

      Let us understand this.  The Jews have made unparalleled contributions to civilization for at least 3000 years.  The main cultural contribution of Iceland to humanity is a belief in elves and a lot of cute elf houses.


The internet suffix for web sites in Iceland is IS.

Anyone see anything symbolic in that?

Here is the email address of the Mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur B. Eggertsson, if you would like to write to him:



4.  Jews Against Themselves. Edward Alexander. Published by Transaction Publishers, 2015. $24.95 pp.178

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Send the "Refugees" to Iceland!!!



   I suppose that by now all have heard that a complete BDS boycott of Israeli products was adopted by the municipality of Reykjavik, the rather dreary capital of Iceland.   The Icelandeers are upset at continuing Israeli "occupation" of the "Palestinians."  Iceland has no Jewish community at all, although may have a sprinkling of individual Jews, and the wife of the President there is supposed to be an ex-Israeli.   Reykjavik is most memorable for that quip in an episode of the Sopranos where gangster Tony Soprano responds to an Icelandic stewardess saying "Reykjavik," by commenting, "And if you do you will clean it up."


   Under the circumstances, it occurs to me that a great historic opportunity now presents itself for righting historic wrongs and for achieving social justice.  Why should we not take all the "refugees" now crowding train stations in Hungary, Serbia, and the Greek islands and simply ship them all off to Iceland?  Why should these people be denied the pleasure of listening to Björk Guðmundsdóttir or of lunching on skyr, hangikjöt, kleinur, laufabrauð and bollur?


   Iceland is mainly empty so there is lots of room free for 700 or 800 thousand Middle Eastern "refugees" and migrants.   I am sure the Icelandeers will accommodate the Levantines by prohibiting pork consumption and requiring headscarves, which would be no burden, given the weather.   Unlike Hungary, no nasty Icelandic journalist will intentionally trip Syrian migrants carrying their children and knock them down on to the grass, since there is no grass in Iceland.  And after all those international bailouts of Iceland, surely no Icelandeers will complain.  (Remember the quip:  What is the capital of Iceland?  Answer, around 40 dollars.)


   There is however one concern.  Iceland becomes uninhabitable every century or so due to multiple explosions of violent volcanoes and the flooding from glacial melt-off.   What would happen if this were to occur after the Middle East migrants are ensconced on the island?   I mean, at that point, the whole world would have to go searching for places of refuge whither the Syrian "refugees" in Iceland could go to escape and live in safety.


    I am thinking here maybe Syria?