Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Enemies of Jewish People are Relentless
(The worst enemies are not even Arabs or Muslims)
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is demanding the eviction of UN Middle East envoy Robert Serry from Israel and to declare him persona non grata. Serry made a lip-service call for the release of the three teenagers abducted by Hamas, but criticized Israel over arrest of wanted terrorists and attempted to transfer money to Hamas.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also expressed his "concern" to Prime Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about mass arrests of PA terrorists in Judea and Samaria. (There is no emphatic international condemnation of Hamas kidnapers and rocket attacks on Israel ! At the same time friends are calling for "restraint". The do it each time when PA/Hamas escalate attacks against Israel, but never call immediately after terror attacks, for terrorists to use "restraint"!)
The nearly 1.9 million-member Presbyterian Church USA voted to divest from three companies that provide supplies to Israeli security forces and Jews living in Judea and Samaria.
The UNESCO's World Heritage Committee named Battir, Arab village, to the organization's prestigious World Heritage List. The Church of the Nativity, including a pilgrimage route, is the other PA World Heritage Site. Nations (especially Israel) sometimes spend years developing their pitches to qualify for the World Heritage List. (But there is no holdup for the fake Palestinians! UNESCO has never been so prompt and eager to add Jewish sites in the Holy land to the list. World Heritage is used as anti-Israel political tool!)
A statement released from the Elysee Palace and President Barack Obama's national security advisor Susan Rice said on Twitter that the murder of Abu Khder was "heinous" (often they use unofficial platforms for a smear campaign against Israel) . European Union joins international leaders in condemning the killing, assuming it was an act of revenge.
This is perhaps the best answer to the 'peaceful Muslims' delusional perception. ( Watch the answer)
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
Most international news reports called kidnappers and killers of Jewish students "militants" not "terrorists". At the same time the students are called "settlers". There is nothing 'accidental' in the use of these words. The aim is to diminish the horror and responsibility of the Islamic terrorism against Israel and demonise Jews any way possible!
'Empty' Bombing is not the Answer
The Israeli military said that forces had carried out strikes against 34 targets in Gaza after the firing of 18 rockets. Israeli airstrikes hit targets throughout Gaza shortly after the teens' bodies were found. (Most targets were empty buildings. Only by removing Hamas and all enemy population from Gaza , as a part of the Sinai Option, Israel will be able to stop rocket attacks from Hamas.)
"Moderate" PA leader Dr. Mustafa Barghouti accused Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu himself of being responsible for the murder of Jewish teens. Barghouti went on to justify the murders, claiming PA Arabs cannot be held responsible for their actions. (If Arabs cannot be held responsible, why should Jews, even stupid ones?)
Fake Negotiation Ended in Predictable Failure
Martin Indyk, chief negotiator for Israeli-Palestinian talks resigned. Indyk's resignation was widely expected. He will return to the Washington-based Brookings Institution think-tank. (These 'institutions' are created in order to keep fed and fat government 'apparatchiks'!)
A clear majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip oppose a two-state solution to end their struggle with Israel. Sixty percent of those polled, including 55% in the West Bank and 68% in Gaza, reject permanently accepting Israel's existence and instead suggest their leaders "work toward reclaiming all of historic Palestine, from the river to the sea." The Washington Institute characterized the poll's results as a sudden (Really - we knew this all the time!) , hardline shift within the PA community and concluded that "US policy should seriously consider abandoning all hope for now of a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace deal." (This is the case of "We told you so". The intention of fake Palestinians have been well known, they did not hide it, from the moment of their inception in the middle of the 1960's!)
Cooperation between Israel and Jordan is growing as armed Sunni men from the ISIS make additional gains in Iraq and near the Jordan border.
While unmanned drones have become a popular weapon of choice during the United States' wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new report reveals than 400 large American drones have crashed since 2001, with almost half of the accidents each causing millions of dollars in damages. ( Israel was a pioneer in development of drone technology)
The inaugural Breakthrough Prize in mathematics was awarded to five maths researchers. The prize is funded by Silicon Valley luminaries Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg. Mr Milner hopes to make science lucrative and cool in a society that much more often celebrates athletes, entertainers, politicians and business tycoons. "It is really out of balance," he said. "This is really to emphasise the importance of fundamental science in our world today." Mr Milner said that going forward, eight Breakthrough Prizes will be awarded each year: one in mathematics, one in physics and six in the life sciences. (Nobel Prize became too political and has drifted far from its founder's original intention!)
Hamas Deputy Leader Moussa Abu-Marzouk revealed that despite the talk of a Fatah-Hamas unity government, Hamas remains firmly in charge of Gaza , and is giving the other terrorist groups raining rockets on Israel a free hand.
Sweden launched another investigation against Israel, over the IDF's defense of its legal maritime blockade on the terrorist group Hamas's enclave of Gaza in 2010 and 2012. The 2010 incident was the Mavi Marmara flotilla's attempted breach of the maritime blockade. (The blockade was deemed legal, even by the UN, in 2010.)
Hamas works with the Islamic Movement (an Israeli organization that promotes Islam among Israel's Arab citizens) to keep Jews from entering the Temple Mount compound, by retaining a group of young men to harass and throw stones at Jewish visitors, paying them a monthly salary of NIS 4,000 to NIS 5000 ($1,150-$1,440). It is quite good for part a time work, considering that average income for Israeli Arabs is $2,185. (The international aid helps terrorists in financing anti-Israel activities. In the past Western journalist paid Arab kids to throw stones in order to 'create' news!)
PA leader Mahmoud Abbas is "the best partner that Israel has and the best we have had," Israeli President Shimon Peres claimed a week ago. Members of the Israeli government, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have delivered stinging attacks on Abbas in recent weeks, following his formation of a national unity government with Hamas. But Peres waxed lyrical about leading terrorist: "I've known him for 20 years and he's a man of his words and of courage." (Even on his way out Peres deliberately undermines policy of the Israeli government. The words and courage of Abbas are only directed toward destruction of Israel !)
Saudi Arabia to Expel Non-Muslims
Saudi Arabia says it will expel non-Muslim foreigners who eat, drink or smoke in public during the month of Ramadan. The interior ministry urged non-Muslims to "respect the feelings of Muslims by refraining from eating, drinking or smoking in public places, streets and at work." Saudi Arabia is notorious for its crackdown on anything it perceives as being anti-Islamic, including social media posts and websites. ( Israel needs to take a lesson of self-respect and to deal with its enemy. It could be a good thing to expel non-Jews for disrespecting the existence of the Jewish state and supporting terror!)
Israel has joined an influential group of rich nations that help poor indebted economies. The Paris Club announced Israel's induction, bringing its membership to 20 countries. Once a tiny farming nation, Israel has evolved into a high-tech economy with numerous startups and companies in communications, software and military technology. (It is nice that Israel's achievements are recognized. But, the Israeli government must remember that appeasement has never really worked for Jews!)
Quote of the Week:
"There are some 200 nations in the world. Many of them are very bad actors: dictatorships, terror states. And it is tiny, democratic Israel that is the focus of the world's hostility... If Israel did not exist, the United Nations might not have much to do. Last year the General Assembly adopted 25 resolutions against particular countries. Twenty-one of those resolutions were against Israel; the other four were against Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Burma." - The National Review Online
by Efraim Karsh
The Arab/Palestinian leadership's serial rejection of the numerous opportunities for statehood since the Peel Commission report of 1937 casts a serious doubt on its interest in the creation of an independent state. Instead of engaging in the daunting tasks of nation-building and state creation, all Palestinian leaders without any exception - from the Jerusalem mufti Hajj Amin Husseini, who led the Palestinian Arabs from the early 1920s to the late 1940s; to Yasser Arafat, who dominated Palestinian politics from the mid-1960s to his death in November 2004; to Mahmoud Abbas - have preferred to immerse their hapless constituents in disastrous conflicts that culminated in their collective undoing and continued statelessness. At the same time, of course, these leaders have lined their pockets from the proceeds of this ongoing tragedy.
It can be shown that the main sources of this self-destructive conduct are pan-Arab delusions, Islamist ideals, and the vast financial and political gains attending the perpetuation of Palestinian misery... (As long as Arab/Muslim states keep trying to destroy Israel and Western anti-Semites eagerly supporting and financing this endeavor there will be no peace between Israel and Arabs! Arabs only respond and yield to strong opposition. Israel has the means to end this ugly status quo!)