Who would the terrorists vote for? Dean dresses for "success" with a keffiyeh.

This photo of Dean wearing the Arafatian headguard around his neck is apparently was originally available here via the Associated Press, but as of Tuesday, February 24, 2004 (if not earlier)the link is occassionally showing a "404: file not found:

The picture also ran on the front page of today's the January 21, 2004 hardcopy edition of The NY Sun.

EYECATCHING SCARF Governor Dean greets supporters after the Iowa caucuses wearing what appears to be a keffiyeh, the traditional Arab headress worn by Palestinian Arabs. A spokesman for the Dean campaign said it had 'nothing to do with' Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. 'It's just a scarf someone gave him,' spokesman Matthew Gardener said.
As another supporter of America and Israel in the war against terrorism has aptly pointed out: "So if someone gives him sheets and a pointed hat, he would wear that too?"

Dean, who is not only fighting for the White House but also battling the Clintons for control of the "soul" (read financial control) of the Democrat Party, obviously feels he needs to show greater "terror-love" than Hillary and Bill Clinton and other Democrats:

Before the Dean picture disappears from the net, JewPoint humbly suggests that readers grab it for postcards for "friends" this November...

EDITOR'S POSTSCRIPT: The un-retouched picture at the top of this article is now being served from our server. The original (same) picture was being served at the AP link above but is now showing an intermittent 404: File not found.

Even more interesting is that American Digest captions the same picture with:

Democratic presidential hopeful former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (news - web sites) accepts a victory shawl from, and the endorsement
of, the Permanent Palestinian Mission to the United Nations during his caucus night party in West Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
While noting that "Paul Sancya" is a highly credited photographer, and of course hoping against hope that the PLO actually and publicly endorsed Dean (though he would have made a much more amusing opponent for Pres. Bush this fall), your humble editor awaits a reply from American Digest and/or AP confirming this caption.

We all know someone who is a little "confused" over the "situation" in Israel. For educational purposes, and as a public service, Jewpoint will now offer images suitable for printing and/or emailing to your friends, family, and G-d forbid, to journalists. Feel free to send this image to anyone who complains about Israel "stealing" muslim land:


Help Israel by SHOPPING! (A stronger Israeli economy means less reliance on U.S. aid and EU trade Roadmap blackmail).

"Helping Israel From Abroad," originally published at Israel National News 17:48 Jan 15, '04 / 21 Tevet 5764
Merely by changing spending habits, Jewish families living abroad can inject some 7 billion shekels a year into the Israeli economy - for a net gain of 20,000 new jobs. How? By making sure to spend only $50 each month on Israeli products.

The Jewish Agency, the World Zionist Organization, and the White and Blue Mission of the Israeli Manufacturers Association have begun a joint campaign to promote the purchase of Israeli goods abroad. Arutz-7's Hagit Rotenberg reports that the $50-a-month shift could lead to a 3% increase in Israel's industrial sales. Purposeful spending of this nature, it is thought, could also lead to greater solidarity and identification with the Jewish state.

Israeli-made products can be found on these sites (clicking any of the links will open a new page):

  • Hot Sites - Shopping - Israel.

  • Buy Blue And White!

  • Shop at The Arutz Sheva Mall.

  • Arutz Sheva's Jewish Universe

  • Not in the above article, but here are two of JewPoint's favorite Israeli shopping sites:

  • You can encourage Olim when you send SHALACH MANOS to friends and relatives in the U.S., Canada and Israel via Shalachmanot.com

  • Gifts For All Times: Kosher Chocolate, wine, gift baskets, bentchers and more from Olim in Israel.

  • From the Mensh Tracht Und Gott Lachtt * and True Chutzpah Departments:

    Parents of "useless" Arab homicide bomber complain he wasn't prepped well enough to kill any Jews (he only blew himself up...).

    Parents of dead 17 year-old criticize only the poor planning that led to son's suicide death. By Itamar Marcus

    17-year-old Iyad al Masri died last week when the suicide bomb strapped to his body exploded prematurely killing only himself. His family this week expressed outrage and demanded an investigation, not of the decision to recruit a 17 year old boy for a suicide operation, but of the poor planning that left "no chance of success.î They complained that he was sent during a time of curfew on the city and their son had no experience leaving the city during a curfew "which made it impossible for him to reach his target." They further complained about the "exploitation of the anger" of their son in recruiting him following his brother's recent "Martyrdom," however, no criticism is expressed of the act of recruiting of their son, a 17-year-old, for a suicide terror mission, had it been planned properly and succeeded in killing Israelis, as well.

    Read the full article and translation of Arab family's "complaints" here at Palestinian Media Watch.

    (* "Man plans and G-d laughs...")

    Middle East Terror Groups Find Sanctuary, Revenue in South America

    In the frontier town of Ciudad del Este, in February 2003, Paraguayan state security officials raided a store owned by Ali Khalil Mehri, a 32-year old businessman of Lebanese descent. They recovered Hezbollah propaganda and documentation of money transfers to Canada, Chile, the U.S. and Lebanon totaling more than $700,000. Also found were fundraising forms for an organization in the Middle East called Al-Shahid, which is dedicated to the "protection of families of martyrs and prisoners." After a thorough investigation, Paraguayan prosecutors charged Mehri with selling millions of dollars of pirated software and channeling the proceeds to the Hezbollah terrorist group. Mehri, released on bail after his arrest, crossed into Brazil and then flew from Sao Paulo to Paris. Authorities now believed he is in Syria.

    Mehri's arrest was the first major breakthrough in the investigation of illicit Hezbollah activities in the Tri-Border Area, an almost lawless area shared by the cities of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; Foz do Iguacu, Brazil and Puerto Iguacu, Argentina. The area is known for money laundering, extortion, forgery, prostitution and illegal gambling. It has long been a resting place for drug traffickers and South American terrorist organizations such as the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), but in the past decade or so it has emerged as a hotbed of Islamist terrorism as well.

    Click here for full article from JINSA: The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.