Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Congratulation Rivlin - Shame to Netanyahu
Reuven Rivlin has been selected as the 10th president of Israel , ending an ugly and hard-fought campaign to replace the outgoing head of state, Shimon Peres. Rivlin is a former Knesset speaker and a member of Likud, the party headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu reportedly opposed Rivlin aggressively. He spent weeks trying to delay the election and recruit candidates to run against Rivlin. At one point he tried to recruit Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, who is not even an Israeli citizen. (One traitor, Peres, is out! Next step is to get remove the wimp, Netanyahu, from Likud leadership. Why is it that leader of Likud, Benjamin Netanyahu, is more comfortable with political enemies, Shimon Peres, than the members of his own party?)
Greetings from the PA Unity Government!
Three yeshiva students were kidnaped in Judea and Samaria on Thursday. One of them is an Israeli-American. A covert Hamas cell in Hebron is believed to have perpetrated the abduction. The White House 'concerned' - not outrage! Imagine the reaction if US citizen was kidnaped by Jews!
Four rockets fired towards the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on Sunday night. An Iron Dome missile defense battery deployed in the area intercepted two of the rockets.
Economy Minister and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said that the blame on the Hamas-Fatah unity government should not be placed on Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, but rather on the Palestinian Arab people.
"The anger against Abbas over the Fatah-Hamas unity government is misplaced The problem is not Abbas. Rather, it is the Palestinian public that does not accept the State of Israel," wrote Bennett on his Facebook page.
"How do I know this? In the only free elections that have ever been held, Hamas won 76 seats out of 132. Clear majority! Fatah (another terrorist organization) won 48 seats," he pointed out.
"This means the majority of the Palestinian public voted for an anti-Jewish terrorist movement that aims to destroy Israel through Jihad."
"So what do we do about it? We get stronger, and we raise our heads up high. We apply Israeli sovereignty over the territory of our country. We will continue to build our magnificent country," wrote Bennett. (But Bennett, as many half-way Zionists, is delusional thinking that "there will be new generations on the other side who hopefully will choose a path other than terror.")
Economy Minister and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett officially presented his annexation plan. Under the plan, Israel will gradually annex Area C of Judea and Samaria, where 400,000 Israelis reside alongside some 70,000 Arabs, while creating an enhanced autonomy in the remaining areas with full freedom of movement. The first area to be annexed would be Gush Etzion. The second part of the plan includes offering Israeli citizenship to 70,000 Arab residents living in the areas to be annexed. (Why would any country grant citizenship to people who despise its existence?)
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
Israel need to take full control of all Jewish land in order to achieve a progressive realisation of the Zionist national plan - end Arab occupation, reunify all Jewish land, rebuke all enemies of Jewish people and create Eretz-Israel!
Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah El-Sisi has strengthened the siege on its Gaza partner, Hamas. Cairo insists that the Rafah crossing stays shut unless Hamas hands control over to the PA, which will never happen. (No international 'outrage', as it is done not by Israel!)
Six months ago UNESCO canceled an exhibition about the Jewish people's connection to the Land of Israel , following the Arab pressure. A 'revised' exhibition was opened last Wednesday at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Most strikingly, the word "Israel " has been deleted from the exhibition's title and replaced by "Holy Land." An exhibit that was initially called "The 3,500 year relationship of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel" is now entitled "The 3,500 year relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land." (They also removed panels about the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries after Israel's founding.)
A Turkish man is charged with electrocuting his wife as punishment for giving birth to a girl. The case was the latest example of what rights activists say is a failure by EU hopeful Turkey to protect women from domestic violence. Men killed 214 women and 10 children in Turkey last year. (Genetically men are respectable for a child's gender. Why didn't he kill himself?)
Following Rosh Hashanah in September - the beginning of the Jewish New Year - the agricultural Sabbath year, shemittah, begins. Rooted in God's command given to Moses at Sinai, agricultural fields, vineyards and orchards are to be worked and harvested for six years, but in the seventh year they are to be allowed to "rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave, the beasts of the field may eat."
Israel's 'Friendly' Neighbors
Terror groups have managed to replenish their supply of missiles, a year and a half after Israel delivered a crushing blow to Hamas in Operation Pillar of Defense, said Itai Brun, director of research in the IDF Intelligence branch. There were hundreds of long-range missiles in Gaza - and that between Hezbollah, Hamas, and the other Gaza terror groups, now there are 170,000 missiles aimed at Israel.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon warned that despite the reconciliation agreement it reached with the Fatah movement, Hamas is preparing for its next confrontation with Israel . "...make no mistake: Hamas is preparing itself for a confrontation with Israel, training forces and storing missiles and rockets. It already has thousands of missiles and rockets pointed towards Israel ."
Playing for Time was Always the Intention of Iran
Iran 's talks with six major powers on curbing its nuclear program in exchange for an end to Western sanctions could be extended for six months if no deal is reached by a July 20 deadline agreed by all parties, a senior Iranian official said. (At the same time, unwillingness to stop nuclear program of Iran was always the intention of the Western powers.)
The US State Department condemned the rocket fire from Gaza , but also said that Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas cannot do much to stop the attacks, despite having signed a unity pact with Hamas. Abbas 'condemned' the rocket fire from Gaza , but not because of the threat to human or Israeli lives. Rather, he said, such attacks are a threat to the Hamas-Fatah unity pact and Palestinian Arab security. (It is amazing how the US administration is eager to justify actions and inaction of the terror-infested PA and its hate and aggression against Jewish state!)
Assad offers to help Iraq rid itself of al-Qaeda group which took over Mosul , saying 'Damascus ready to cooperate with Iraq to face terrorism, our common enemy'. (After dismal failure of the bogus West-lead "War on Terror", a new player emerged, who actually can do the job!) Iranian military forces are fighting ISIS in Iraq. Al Qods Brigades chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani arrived in Baghdad ahead of the Iranian troops now fighting in Iraq .
Quote of the Week:
"Control your own destiny or someone else will." - Jack Welch, a former Chairman and CEO of General Electric.
by Ari Yashar
A former Hamas government spokesman revealed on Sunday that Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has said in private meetings he is lying in public statements to "trick the Americans."
The spokesman, Ihab al-Ghussein, wrote on Facebook that "behind closed doors," Abbas had said "when I go out and say that the government is my government and it recognizes 'Israel' and so on, fine - these words are meant to trick the Americans."
"Guys, let me (continue) saying what I say to the media. Those words are meant for the Americans and the occupation (i.e., Israel), not for you. What's important is what we agree on among ourselves... Don't harp on everything I tell the media, forget about the statements in the media," Abbas told Hamas, according to Ihab al-Ghussein...
Abbas has insisted to the US that the new unity government would be controlled by him, and be based on what he called "the four Palestinian principles": recognizing Israel, recognizing the terms of international agreements, and the explicit rejection of violence and terrorism. (As if Abbas have plans to do or has done any of this.)
Apparently his statements worked: the American administration said last Monday that it would "work with" the new unity government, claiming it did not include Hamas members.
Despite the claim, three Hamas-backed ministers were sworn in to the unity government from Gaza via video feed. Further, Hamas continues to be adamant over its full control of the government, and said it would be subject to their approval before being established. (Abbas has not invented this tactic of lies. It was commonly used by his predecessor, Yasser Arafat. The success of this policy is not due to it 'smartness', but to the willingness of the White House and its successive presidents to pretend that they believe in the lies of Arab states and fake Palestinians!)