January 5, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: “Arabs. You can rent one but you can’t buy one.”

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2--SnyderTalk Editorial

“Arabs. You can rent one but you can’t buy one.”

In the movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, there was an interesting exchange between Percy Alleline (played by Toby Jones) and Peter Guillam (played by Benedict Cumberbatch).  Percy had risen to the top of British intelligence (i.e., the Circus), and he suspected that Peter was in cahoots with ‘Tricky’ Ricky Tarr (played by Tom Hardy), a British agent who Percy thinks has defected to the Soviets.

Percy calls a meeting of the Circus to confront Peter, and before the fireworks begin, he makes small talk.  During the bantering back-and-forth, Percy said to Peter, “Arabs. You can rent one but you can’t buy one.”

Some people today probably regard that statement as racist and generalizing too far is always dangerous, but people with significant dealings in the Arab world regard it as a truism.  Arabs have a long and sordid history of cutting deals when they think it’s in their best interest only to renege later when they believe they have the upper hand.

It should surprise no one that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is trying to allay Western fears at this juncture because he needs our money and our military support.  But what are Morsi’s true beliefs.  Can we know?  The answer is “yes” because he has explained them so clearly that you need help to be confused.

In an interview on September 23, 2010, Morsi said,

This [Palestinian] Authority was created by the Zionist and American enemies for the sole purpose of opposing the will of the Palestinian people and its interests.


No reasonable person can expect any progress on this track. Either [you accept] the Zionists and everything they want, or else it is war. This is what these occupiers of the land of Palestine know – these blood-suckers, who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs.


We should employ all forms of resistance against them. There should be military resistance within the land of Palestine against those criminal Zionists, who attack Palestine and the Palestinians. There should also be political resistance and economic resistance through a boycott, as well as by supporting the resistance fighters. This should be the practice of the Muslims and the Arabs outside Palestine. They should support the resistance fighters and besiege the Zionist wherever they are. None of the Arab or Muslim peoples and regimes should have dealings with them. Pressure should be exerted upon them. They must not be given any opportunity, and must not stand on any Arab or Islamic land. They must be driven out of our countries.

Some people may wonder if Morsi actually made those remarks.  This YouTube video should remove their doubts.

For the moment, Morsi needs our support, but as he consolidates his grip on power and Islamists gain strength throughout the Middle East, we can expect him to revert back to his old ways.

Percy Alleline was right: “Arabs. You can rent one but you can’t buy one.”  That’s something we should not ignore because the cost of our ignorance is very high for us and for Israel.

This SnyderTalk editorial first appeared in American Thinker.



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Ezekiel 40: 20-23

As for the gate of the outer court which faced the north, he measured its length and its width. It had three guardrooms on each side; and its side pillars and its porches had the same measurement as the first gate. Its length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits. Its windows and its porches and its palm tree ornaments had the same measurements as the gate which faced toward the east; and it was reached by seven steps, and its porch was in front of them. The inner court had a gate opposite the gate on the north as well as the gate on the east; and he measured a hundred cubits from gate to gate.


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  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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Hosea 4: 6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.


3--News Content in SnyderTalk


9--Jerusalem Post


‘Egypt stops US-made missiles destined for Gaza’

Morsi in 2010: No peace with descendants of apes and pigs

Abbas stresses unity as Fatah rallies in Gaza

Elections C’tee: Likud-Beytenu broke the law

Iran: Nuclear negotiations to be held this month

Yemen charges man with spying for the Mossad

The Israeli Voter’s Voice: Noam Mark, Gaza belt

Diplomacy: A process fundamentally flawed

‘Post’ poll: Likud-Beytenu hits new low of 32 seats

Deri calls for long-term Palestinian peace deal



10--Arutz Sheva


Morsi: No Negotiations with ‘Descendants of Apes’ 

Netanyahu Quietly Delays E1 Project

Former Shin Bet head: ‘Weak’ Bibi Can’t be Trusted on Iran

Meretz Campaign: Sabbath Desecration, Gay Wedding

Likud Rises as Leftists Vow No Coalition

Netanyahu: Iran Remains the Number 1 Threat 

Abbas Warns of Hardships Without Arab ‘Safety Net’

Tehran Governor Orders City’s Shutdown

Erdan: Livni Won’t be Part of Peace Talks

Ancient Afghan Papers Shed Light on Jewish Life

Israeli Imprisoned in Yemen, Accused of Spying

24-Year-Old Jew Murdered in Iran



11--Israel Hayom


Islamists vow to kill Jews who return to Egypt

Israelis want two-state solution, but don’t believe it will happen

A Labor-Habayit Hayehudi alliance?

Discarding history

PM: Palestinians must declare conflict over for peace accord

Likud Right: Attacking Bennett hurts us

Israeli library unveils ancient Afghan manuscripts

Internal Yisrael Beytenu memo eyes foreign or finance portfolios



12--Other News


Despite looming debt ceiling fight, gun control, immigration reform on Obama’s agenda

Chicago’s Cardinal: Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Like Repealing Law of Gravity

Obama Rejects ‘Ill-Advised’ Conscience Protections for Military Chaplains

62% Claim They Favor Across-the-Board Spending Cuts

18,000 Jews Moved to Israel in 2012

Report: Iran’s Military Capability “Dramatically” Reduced by Conflict in Syria

In Newly Published Interview Morsi Refers to Jews as “The Descendants of Apes and Pigs” (VIDEO)

Israel’s Air Force Is Prepared For All Scenarios (Video)

2012 GM Auto Sales Worse Than Any Bush Year

‘Zero Dark Thirty’s’ torture implication prompts Senate inquiry

NASA is quietly holding a going-out-of-business sale





Michael Brown: What’s Right and Wrong With American Christianity—As I prepare to spend a week teaching the book of Jeremiah to Chinese pastors in Hong Kong, I’ve been reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of the Church in America. Regrettably, the list of negatives is longer than the list of positives.

Clifford May: Beyond ‘Toxic Nationalism’— The Islamists who are coming to power are not a “blood-based solidarity group.” They are a religion-based solidarity group. Egyptian Islamists feel no solidarity with Egyptian Christians — despite blood ties tracing back millennia. This is a crucial distinction, one that makes “Western elites” — Kaplan included — profoundly uncomfortable. So they ignore it.

William A. Levinson: We Must Control the Second Amendment ConflictThe side that controls the language of an argument controls the argument, and the side that takes and maintains the offensive controls the entire conflict. Time for freedom-lovers to get in the game.

Robert Spencer: Outing the Gun Owners and the Left’s New Savagery—The American Left, which thoroughly dominates the mainstream media, no longer believes, if it ever did, in the concept of reasonable and respectable people disagreeing in good faith on core issues.

John Rosenberg: Shooting from the Hip: The Media’s Inaccurate Gun Reporting—For every journalist, politician, and other liberal who plaintively asks: “Why can’t we be more like [Australia, Great Britain, Japan, wherever]?”, there is the predictable (and at least equally reasonable) rejoinder: “Why can’t we be more like Switzerland?”

Ed Driscoll: Al Jazeera Hearts Al Gore’s Current TV— “Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago,” the New York Times claims.

Robert Spencer: Unholy Alliance Comes Out of the Shadows and Into Your Living Room—Shared ideology brings Al Gore’s Current TV and Al Jazeera together.

Jonah Goldberg: Winning Ugly: Obama and the Fiscal Cliff—By all accounts, President Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of “win” is beyond me. It’s a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit.

Mona Charen: Are We Becoming European?— Following the fiscal cliff melodrama, Senator Richard Shelby appeared on television to declare that we are becoming European. “We’re always wanting to spend and promise and spend and borrow but not cut. We’ve got to get real about this. We’re headed down the road that Europe’s already on.”

Rachel Alexander: Temporary Fiscal Cliff Compromise Full of Pork, Tax Hikes and Spending Increases—Members of the Senate received the 154-page bill only three minutes before voting on it, not enough time to actually read it. The bill is full of pork unrelated to fixing the fiscal cliff. It contains $59 million for algae growers, in order to encourage the production of environmentally correct biofuel. Electric motorcycle manufacturers are given a $4 million green energy tax credit, and there is a wind tax credit for $12.1 billion. $430 million is awarded to Hollywood producers to expense up to $15 million of their project costs. Another $70 million in pork is designated for NASCAR, and a rum tax subsidy for Puerto Rican rum makers.

Raymond Ibrahim: A ‘Sudanese Genocide’ in Egypt?—Following down the same dark path as Islamist Khartoum.

Jamie Glazov: Muslims Against Hamas—A brave new group sets out to shine a light on the darkness of a vicious regime.

Dovid Efune: Chuck Hagel, Obama’s Legacy Destroyer— If President Obama nominates former Senator Chuck Hagel to replace Leon Panetta as Defense Secretary, it will not only serve as a monumental middle finger to the pro-Israel community, but it will likely secure the destruction of the President’s historic legacy.

Petra Marquardt-Bigman: Molad: The Embarrassing Debut of a New Israeli Think Tank— A recent report in Ha’aretz highlighted the first major study published by a new Israeli think tank that goes by the name of Molad. According to its website, Molad was established a year ago as “The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy” and one of its main goals is “to inject quality content into the Israeli public discourse.” Unfortunately, Molad’s first attempt to fulfill this mission is a dismal failure.

David Lev: Expert: Israel Has an Historic Right to Judea and Samaria— Alan Baker, an expert on international law and a member of the committee headed by Judge Edmond Levi measures to regulate building in Judea and Samaria, said at a conference discussing the matter Tuesday night that Israel would be fully in its rights to do so.

Daniel Tauber: To ensure that a system failure like the Gush Katif expulsion should never reoccur— Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) chairman Naftali Bennett’s statement that he would not obey an order to expel Jews from their homes, the criticism it engendered and his subsequent retraction comprised only the latest example of how, seven years later, the disengagement from Gaza continues to cast a shadow over our national life.

Jack Cashill: Should Your Children Pay for My Rollercoaster?—I have the uneasy feeling that taxpayers — more accurately, their descendants — will be paying for my rollercoaster, and no one in New Jersey or in the media anywhere seems remotely troubled by it.

Daniel Downes: An Appeal for Dictatorship Comes Out of the Closet at the New York Times—Who needs a constitution when professors take for granted the wisdom of the elites they have educated?

David Lawrence: Abandon the Constitution?—President Obama and The New York Times on the same page yet again.

Michael L. Grable: ‘A Group of White Propertied Men Who Have Been Dead for Two Centuries?’—The academy declares war against America.

Jonathan S. Tobin: Netanyahu’s Problem: He Can’t Lose— There’s a lot about this month’s election in Israel that is yet to be decided, as the polls indicating the number of Knesset seats the parties will win have fluctuated from day to day. However, the big question as far as the rest of the world is concerned—the identity of the country’s next prime minister—is the one thing that isn’t in any doubt. Current PM Benjamin Netanyahu is certain to form the next government of Israel with his Likud party having the most seats of any in the Knesset. But, in a stroke of irony made possible by Israel’s proportional election system, that is also Netanyahu’s biggest problem. Since there is no scenario in which he will not be the next prime minister, many Israelis who might otherwise be inclined to cast their ballot for Likud will instead vote for one of the smaller parties that will probably form part of Netanyahu’s coalition.

Seth Mandel: Israel’s Next Defense Minister— In 1974, when Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres were locked in an internal battle for the leadership of the Labor party and the Israeli premiership, Rabin reached out for an unlikely endorsement. “A declaration of support from Arik matters more than one from anyone else,” Rabin told the journalist Uri Dan, referring to the Likud’s Ariel Sharon. Dan relayed the request to Sharon, and Sharon agreed; he got up from his meeting with Dan, went over to a phone booth in the hotel lobby, and began calling journalists to tell them.

Jonathan S. Tobin: The Egyptian Idea of Brotherhood— Not much is expected to change at the State Department when John Kerry replaces Hillary Clinton. That’s especially true in terms of the Middle East, where Kerry is not expected to be any more eager to push Iran than Clinton. Nor is he likely to take a more jaundiced view of the Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt, which was been the particular object of U.S. affection in the latter half of 2012 as Mohamed Morsi consolidated power without much in the way of protest from an administration that continues to funnel billions in aid to Cairo. Kerry appears to share the State Department consensus that Morsi and the Brotherhood are deserving of continued American largesse and regards the Islamists as a moderating force in the region rather than as the enablers of Hamas.

Michael Rubin: Turkish Government Censors “Of Mice and Men”— Like Lenny in James Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan doesn’t understand much about how the world works. He does understand, however, how to lead a slow motion social and religious revolution in Turkey and transform a once vibrant if dysfunctional democracy into a strongman dictatorship. In his first decade in power, Erdoğan’s animus has been strongest toward the press. Turkey now ranks below Russia and Zimbabwe in press freedom; Reporters Without Frontiers labels Turkey “the world’s biggest prison for journalists.” Indeed, Erdoğan strokes journalists like Lenny strokes rabbits.

 Mark Tapson: Suppressing Zero Dark Thirty—The party of censorship is pulling out all the stops.



14--Blessings from Revelation

Blessings in the Book of Revelation is a book that you need to read, especially now.  There are blessings throughout the Scriptures but Revelation is the only book in the Bible actually containing a specific blessing for reading it. It’s repeated twice, once at the beginning and again at the end. This is the reason that I believe Revelation should be the first step toward studying biblical prophecy. Though not easy to do, Revelation can be broken down and understood by anyone, not just the academic elite. So, Revelation’s blessings are for everyone.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.


Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming.  Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? deals with a question that every Christian has to consider: what should I do with my life?  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide.  It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.

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