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November 30, 2007

Reminder About MERF Appearance

For those who would like to hear me on the radio, I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum, the show is hosted By William Wolf.

The time of the show is 2pm EDT, 11 AM Pacific,12 noon Arizona, 9pm Israel, every Sunday. Please feel free to call in if you have any questions about my weekly comments. If you should happen to miss the show then you can go to the MERF web page and listen to me and other guest in the archives.

You can listen to streaming audio on line by going through the MERF web page located
at
http://www.middleeas

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

6 security incidents reported in territories Friday

Despite optimism regarding peace process following Annapolis conference, Palestinian attacks against soldiers, civilians have not decreased

Efrat Weiss
Published: 11.30.07, 19:32 / Israel News

While Israeli and world leaders are engaged in rigorous preparations for a renewal of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians following the Annapolis conference, Palestinian gunmen across Gaza and the West Bank continue to launch attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.

On Friday alone, six separate security incidents were registered in the territories. Fortunately, no injuries or damage were reported in any of the incidents.

In the central Gaza Strip area, Palestinian gunmen fired an antitank missile at an IDF patrol moving along the border fence.

A short while earlier, two Palestinian youths attempted to place explosive devices at the Hawara checkpoint near Nablus. The bombs were uncovered by IDF soldiers and detonated by army sappers.


In a separate incident, Palestinian gunmen opened fire at an IDF force moving along the Gaza border fence. Almost at the same time, five mortar shells were fired from northern and central Gaza and landed near the border, two of them in Israeli territory.

Palestinians also hurled a Molotov cocktail and threw stones at an Israeli vehicle moving southwest of Nablus. Earlier this morning, two Qassam rockets were fired from northern Gaza at Israel and landed near Kibbutz Zikim south of Ashkelon.



Actions speak louder than words.

President Bush, Prime Minister Olmert and Condi Rice, would you please shut up for a second,the world is tired of your lies about the Palestinians and Islam.

If you shut up then maybe you could see and hear the truth about the Palestinians.

Deja Vu

Police Against Indictment in Bank Leumi Case

(IsraelNN.com) A police team investigating Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s behavior in the sale of Bank Leumi shares in 2005 has found some suspicious activity, but has decided to recommend against an indictment. Police say there is not sufficient evidence against Olmert, who allegedly acted illegally to promote his friends’ interests when serving as acting Finance Minister.

Olmert is currently under investigation for three other affairs: purchasing a house at far below market value, allegedly in turn for obtaining benefits for the contractor, dealing with a case involving a friend while serving as Minister of Trade and Labor, and allegedly making political appointments while heading the Small Business Administration.



History does in fact repeat itself.

Israel is asked to attend some American backed peace summit, and the Prime Minister of Israel is all of a sudden being investigated for corruption.

Israel attends the summit and the Prime Minister agrees to weaken Israel's hold on our land and like magic the charges are dropped.

How can this be?



November 29, 2007

True Face

Livni berates Arab delegates for shunning her

Behind closed doors, Foreign Minister Livni asks Arab foreign ministers why they refused to interact with her. Kuwaiti paper reports high-profile secret meeting between Israel, Syria took place in Washington

Yitzhak Benhorin
Latest Update: 11.29.07, 13:12 / Israel News

"Why doesn't anyone want to shake my hand?" she asked. "Why doesn't anyone want to be seen speaking to me?" With these words, Foreign Ministry Tzipi Livni turned to Arab foreign ministers in a closed meeting during the Annapolis conference. They were directed at Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal.

The meeting was reported by the Washington Post on Wednesday, which provided some of the details.

Frans Timmermans, the Dutch Minister for European Affairs, said Livni told Arab foreign ministers to stop treating her as a pariah.

"They shun her like she is Count Dracula's younger sister," he is quoted as saying.

The Saudi foreign minister stated before the conference that he would not shake hands with any Israeli during the conference, claiming that doing so would only be an act of showmanship.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was quoted by the Post as discussing her upbringing in the segregated American south.

"Like the Israelis, I know what it is like to go to sleep at night, not knowing if you will be bombed, of being afraid to be in your own neighborhood, of being afraid to go to your church," Rice told attendants, according to the Washington Post. She discussed the bombing of black church by white supremacists, which resulted in the death of four girls.

Rice also expressed empathy with Palestinians, saying:" I know what it is like to hear to that you cannot go on a road or through a checkpoint because you are Palestinian… I understand the feeling of humiliation and powerlessness."

"There is pain on both sides… This has gone on too long," Rice said.

The Arabs have shown their true face, as has Condi.

The Arabs can't get past their hatred of Jews, exposing the Annapolis talks and every other peace summit for the joke that they are.

These talks are nothing more than a way to take Jewish land and weaken Israel. They weaken Israel by taking away support for Israel in the international community.

They also weaken Israel by allowing morally weak self hating Jews to delude themselves into thinking peace is possible. These useful idiots then form a willing fifth column in Israel to divide and weaken Israel internally. Some of these idiots even become Prime Minister and members of the Knesset.

As far as Condi she has once again shown herself to be a stupid individual that can't tell evil from good. If the FBI had not stepped in and investigated the acts of the KKK, they would still be bombing black churches in the south.

But in Israel she feels the pain of the people doing the bombings and thinks that steps Israel take to save lives results in humiliation and a feeling of powerlessness.

Again I don't care what we need to do to save Jewish lives, it all is OK, by me.

If it makes the Palestinians feel humiliation and powerless I don't care.

If the Palestinians want to feel empowered let them all get up one day at 3:00am and go kill all the terrorist that are part of their society . The Palestinians can then ask Israel after they have shown us the dead, if after 20 years of no Jews being hurt or murdered at the hands of Arabs if we can then build a future together in the Middle East.

We all know this will never happen, so we must fight.

November 28, 2007

Prove Olmert Wrong

Olmert: No concessions without Road Map compliance

'Vast majority of Israeli public will support painful concessions for peace,' prime minister tells Israeli reporters after White House meeting with Bush, Abbas. Adds: I was immensely proud to represent the state of Israel at Annapolis

Roni Sofer
Published: 11.29.07, 00:26 / Israel News

WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Israeli reporters in Washington Wednesday that Israel would not make any concessions unless the Palestinians comply with the US-backed Road Map for peace.

"This condition was stressed in the joint declaration and it is accepted by both the Americans and Palestinians," he said a day after the Annapolis peace conference.
The prime minister said he believed the vast majority of the Israeli public would support "painful" concessions for peace, adding that he believed the Knesset would also back such a move.

"There is complete agreement on the distinction between the agreement we wish to implement by the end of 2008 and the actual ability to see it through," he said.


'I was certainly excited'

Olmert dismissed claims according to which his coalition was on the brink of collapse following the joint declaration with the Palestinians, saying it would "continue to be stable".

Of the joint statement given by himself, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and US President George W. Bush on Tuesday, Olmert said: “I was certainly excited to stand in front of the entire world and give this joint statement along with the president of the United States and the Palestinian Authority president. After all, this event was televised all over the world.

"I was immensely proud to represent the state of Israel at this juncture. As I sat down to write the speech that I would give, I wondered whether I should speak in Hebrew or in English. I ultimately settled on speaking in Hebrew, because I felt that I was representing a nation with a grand history and cultural tradition, and as such I should speak in the Hebrew language,” he said.

Olmert went on to praise Saudi Arabia's participation in the conference. "I saw him (Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal) sitting there and clapping his hands; this indicates that the Saudis see themselves as contributors to the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians," he said.


As for the prospect of renewed negotiations with Syria, the prime minister said "I see willingness on our part for a change, and I would be very pleased to see it on their part as well."



Olmert's speech should be enough to trigger the exit of Shas and Israel Beitanu from the government. If these two parties do not leave the government now, causing it to fall. Then they will never leave the government and we can't count on them to save Israel.

The time has come for Israelis to make painful choices, that will carry with them even possible jail time.

From now on when the government seeks to remove Jews from their homes, every Israeli must come to the location to stop it, not just the settlers.

Soldiers and police officers must make painful choices, for the sake of their grandchildren. I know that for an 18 year old soldier it is impossible to think of their unborn children much less grandchildren but we must force them to think about these future generations, for then they will act as Jews and not Israelis.

November 27, 2007

Yoni On Annapolis

Today in Annapolis we once again were able to observe how out of touch leaders can be.

We also have seen facts being created that will haunt Israel for generations to come even if nothing comes out of these talks. For the grim truth is that in the Middle East ideas that are put up for possible discussion today become tomorrow’s starting point for future talks.

This is why my position is, Israel should never negotiate. Since every time, we have done so we come out on the losing side.

President Bush spoke of three main ideas today, first the creation of a Palestinians State, second dignity for the Palestinians and lastly democracy for the Palestinians and the Middle East.

Why should the United State help to conceive and give birth to a Palestinians State is beyond me. It makes a mockery of the war on Islamic terror, by rewarding Islamic terrorist with a victory. Today through out the Middle East from Iran to the House of Saud, the enemies of freedom are laughing because they know America stands like a paper tiger against their desires to rebuild the caliphate.

Dignity for the Palestinians, what does this mean?

Does it mean an end to check points, free movement for terrorist and their weapons? If Palestinians have to stand in line for 20 minutes to go through a check point and it saves a single Jewish life, so what.

I hear nothing of the dignity of Jews, when a woman or man has their clothing blown off in a suicide bombing, is this dignity?

When a family is murdered together for the crime of being Jewish or a child is forced to grow up missing an eye or a limb, is this dignified.

President Bush is a hypocrite, he speaks of democracy, but if he believes in democracy where is Hamas?

Hamas was voted into power in a free election, so why is Abbas in Annapolis?

President Bush also spoke about democracy through out the Middle East; does he not understand that if free and open elections occurred in the Middle East, who the winner would be?

Barring military coups such as happened in Algeria, the winner in free and fair elections in the Middle East would be Islamic Fundamentalist.

I for one support this, after these free and fair elections we all would understand where we stand, and face the threat head on.

President Abbas spoke of the right of return of the Palestinian refugees, where are these people going to return to? Can these people not be integrated into Arab society where they live now, just as Israel integrated 800,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries?

Abbas called for Gaza to be physically connected as to Judea and Samaria as part of the future Palestinian State.

This would cut Israel in two and allow free movement of terrorist and weapons from Gaza to Judea and Samaria (west bank).

Abbas appealed to the world community to send more financial aid to the Palestinians, why should the world do so. The Palestinians have never accounted for the multiple billions of dollars they have received every year since Oslo. Does Abbas want to line his Swiss bank account before he leaves office?

Abbas told Palestinian prisoners that they would be free as part of any settlement, do these terrorist not need to pay the price for being terrorist? Should these terrorist be turned free to once again pick up arms to murder Jews, as has happened in every prisoner release.

Lastly Abbas stated that Annapolis will bring an end to the Palestinian Holocaust.

How dare he, if the Palestinians had suffered a Holocaust then the issue would have been settled long ago in the death camps that Israel had built. But Israel would never, even after suffering from Palestinian terrorism for over 100 years resort to sinking to this level.

Lastly regarding Olmert, yesterday he told the Jewish people that Jerusalem was an Israeli issue and not a Jewish issue.

How dare he.

For 2,000 years Jews, not Israelis prayed to return to their homeland and Jerusalem.

He spoke today that a difficult process that lay ahead for Israel and that he was ready for it.

What difficulty is he speaking of, a civil war between Israeli’s and Jews?

Olmert cares more about the so called humiliation of the Palestinians, than he does about the future of Israel and the Jewish people.

Olmert tonight is patting himself on the back for calling out the names of the captured Israeli soldiers. If he really cared he would have refused to go the Annapolis until the soldiers had been returned to Israel.

The problem with these talks is not that they will fail, for they will fail. The problem is every idea no matter how crazy that is thrown out today will become the starting place for negotiations of tomorrow.

The true representatives of the Palestinians spoke today not in Annapolis but in Israel with 6 separate rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and an attempted bombing today.

November 26, 2007

Olmert to U.S. Jews: Jerusalem None of Your Business

Olmert to U.S. Jews: Jerusalem None of Your Business

(IsraelNN.com) Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Monday that the issue of Jerusalem is an Israeli issue and not a "Jewish issue." He made the statement as delegates from the Orthodox Union (OU) and pro-Israel Christians met with American National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley to express opposition to plans by the Olmert administration to divide the Jewish capital with the Palestinian Authority (PA).

The Orthodox Union (OU) replied that it was not trying to dictate policy to Israel but added that Jews throughout the world have a share in "the holy city of Jerusalem."



Olmert is a man that is devoid of even a spark in his soul of his Jewish roots. He will give the whole store away and the Jews of the world will be left with nothing.

It is time for the Jews of the world to remove the "Israelis" from leadership in Israel and replace it with Jewish leadership.

Ounce Of Prevention


Yosef: Shas will quit government if J'lem divided

Spiritual leader of Shas Rabbi Ovadia Yosef tells Jewish religious leaders that arrive to his home that party will leave coalition after any decision is made to partition Jerusalem. Rabbis say Shas must leave government. Yishai: Those who relinquish control over periphery neighborhoods put Hamas in Jerusalem's heart

Neta Sela
Published: 11.27.07, 01:07 / Israel News

A delegation of rabbis arrived at the residence of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Monday night in order to request that he instruct the religious party to quit the coalition because of its participation in the Annapolis peace summit.

Rabbi Yosef sought to put the rabbis at ease and told them that "if there is a decision to split Jerusalem—I will instruct Shas to withdraw from the coalition".

The meeting was attended by very prominent rabbis including the Rabbi of Jerusalem's Old City, Rabbi Avigdor Nibenzal, the rabbi of Rehovot, Simcha Hacohen Cook and the rabbi of the Temple Institute, Rabbi Israel Ariel.


'Hamas in Jerusalem's heart'

The meeting was held after some of the rabbis met last week with Rabbi Chaim Cohen, also known as the "milkman," considered one of most respected rabbis in the haredi sector. The rabbis arrived at Cohen's house in Tel Aviv in order to get his opinion on Shas staying in the coalition.

According to a source from the ultra-orthodox community who was present at the meeting, "the milkman" announced that Shas must withdraw from the government immediately.

"We are dealing with an issue of 'saving a life' in Jewish law. If Shas was not in the government every part of the Annapolis peace conference process and the discussions surrounding it about concessions on Jerusalem would not have happened," he told the assembled rabbis.

Following the meeting with the renowned rabbi, the Jewish leaders decided to make an appointment to sit down with Rabbi Yosef.

Shas chairman Eli Yishai clarified to Ynet in recent weeks that "Jerusalem is above all political considerations. I will not help enable concessions on Jerusalem."

"He who gives up control over neighborhoods on the outskirts is allowing Hamas to enter into Jerusalem's heart," he emphasized.

Maybe Rav Ovadia Yosef has not heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The time for Shas to leave the government was two weeks ago, this would cause the death of the talks before they even got started.

But no once again politicians are putting themselves and their party before the security and fututre of the Jewish people. Shas and Israel Beteinu have show they are worthless and they should never be trusted to take care of the Jewish people.

November 25, 2007

Exclusive Phone Call With A Soldier

I had a phone conversation with an IDF soldier today. I will not identify him or his unit for his protection, other than to say they are assigned duties in Judea and Samaria (west bank) . He had planned on being a career officer in the IDF until now.

"I want to tell you that we have a really messed up army"

I replied "what do you mean"

"We were attacked last night by a fairly large group of Palestinians throwing cement blocks and bottles at us from the roof tops. When we contacted our base via radio to inform them of the attack we were told not to respond to the attack and leave the area"

I responded with the following question " How is this different from the rules of engagement that you normally follow"

"Usually we respond with concussion grenades first, then we can move up to tear gas etc. the soldier told me.

Why the change I asked?

Politics, "peace" is in the air so we can't fight so while the bastards give our land away we have to stand and take what the Palestinians throw at us, want to bet me when a major terror attack is going to happen? I am done with this when my term is up I quit. I may even leave Israel rather than sit here and watch the place fall apart. I hate the leaders of Israel more than I hate the Arabs, kind of messed up isn't it.

I told him to tough it out and not to leave the IDF or Israel for the day is coming that we will need officers of his caliber to lead the country.

November 23, 2007

Reminder About MERF Appearance

For those who would like to hear me on the radio, I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum, the show is hosted By William Wolf.

The time of the show is 2pm EDT, 11 AM Pacific,12 noon Arizona, 9pm Israel, every Sunday. Please feel free to call in if you have any questions about my weekly comments. If you should happen to miss the show then you can go to the MERF web page and listen to me and other guest in the archives.

You can listen to streaming audio on line by going through the MERF web page located
at
http://www.middleeas

November 22, 2007

Remember

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It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian Peoples looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.

Too Little , Too Late

Israel to reduce electricity supply to Gaza beginning Dec. 2

State responds to High Court petitions against measure, says all concerns were addressed and tactic, move intended to bring end to Qassam attacks. Human rights groups issue joint statement warning cuts will lead to humanitarian disaster, while Israel insists minor cuts won't damage health, sanitation systems in Gaza

Associated Press
Published: 11.22.07, 22:01 / Israel News

Israel plans to reduce electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip beginning Dec. 2, according to a document submitted Thursday to the Israeli Supreme Court. The controversial tactic is intended to scale down the incessant rocket attacks emanating from the coastal Palestinian territory.


Human rights groups have denounced the policy, calling it collective punishment.

Several weeks ago Israel began cutting back on fuel supplies, but planned electricity reductions were delayed by an order from Israeli Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, who expressed concerns about humanitarian damage.

Rights groups petitioned the court to stop the cutbacks, and on Thursday, the state responded with a one-page document that stated that Israel ''will implement a certain reduction of electricity supply to the Gaza Strip beginning Dec. 2, 2007.''

The document added, ''In order to allow the Palestinian regime to prepare properly for the reduction, advance warning of about one week will be given before the cut.'' It said the attorney general's concerns had been addressed.


'There will only be minor cuts'

Israeli officials have said the utilities cutbacks were a way of persuading the Palestinian population to pressure Palestinian militants to stop their daily rocket barrages at southern Israel. But State officials have also said that the cutbacks were part of the final stages of Israel's disengagement from Gaza.

Two groups that press for Israel to respect Palestinian human rights, Gisha and Adala, issued a statement Thursday charging that the proposed electricity cuts would ''cause certain and serious harm to the health and well-being of Gaza residents.''

Sari Bashi, director of Gisha, said there was ''no physical way to reduce electricity supplies to Gaza without forcing power outages for hospitals, clinics, water wells, sewage treatment plants and schools.''

Shlomo Dror, a spokesman for the Israeli military, said there would be no such harm. ''It won't be a powerful cut that will cause damage,'' he said. ''There will only be minor cuts.''

Gaza is dependent on Israel for all its fuel and about half its electricity.



What is wrong with collective punishment for a sick society?

Was the bombings of German and Japanese cities into ruble in WW2 not collective punishment?

Cut off Gaza make the Palestinians pay a price for voting in Hamas and allowing rockets to be fired from their schools and back yards.

If people die in the hospitals of Gaza, I don't care as long as it brings an end to the daily rocket attacks.

The harder Israel pounds the Palestinians the sooner they will give up terror.

It is time for war, a real war not a PC modern war but a World War Two style war where the IDF seeks to break as much of the infrastructure that they can while seeking to kill the maximum number of terrorist possible. If the terrorist hide among their own people and their shields die as well, too bad for them.

It is time for the Palestinians to pay the price for their evil, let them shed some tears for a while.

This action by the Israeli government is too little, too late.

November 21, 2007

Follow Up On Racist Teacher

Disciplinary hearing for lecturer who refused to teach reservist

Nizar Hassan's classes are cancelled, and he will report before hearing committee Thursday; committee likely to dismiss him

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 11.22.07, 00:15 / Israel News

Sapir College will hold a hearing tomorrow for Nizar Hassan, a film professor who refused to teach uniformed reservist Eyal Cohen. Sources within the college said that the hearing procedure marks the beginning of the dismissal process, and therefore Hassan's classes have been cancelled.


After Cohen filed a formal complaint against what he called the lecturer's improper behavior, and after the report was corroborated by Hassan himself, the Internal Academic Council convened and decided to arrange the hearing. The panel will be chaired by Uri Regev, the head of the Economics Faculty. A legal adviser will oversee the proceedings.
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Since the story was first published on Ynet, tensions on and off campus have remained high. Midday Wednesday, a call went up around campus for students to attend Hassan's Thursday lecture in uniform. The student's plan will not be carried out as the lecturer's classes have all been cancelled for the time being.


Insult to pluralism and the citizenry

Meanwhile, a group of Hassan's students in the film program circulated a petition against dismissing Hassan. According to his supporters, Hassan is the victim of a brutal crusade.

"We support the idea that no one in an academic institution should wear a uniform representing a military regime, be it the IDF, the US army, the UN, or Hamas. The academy is an institution ruled by the spirit and not the fist, intelligence and not the rifle. Thought, research, and criticism- not extreme nationalism. At least this is how we prefer to think. We see wearing an army uniform, of any army, in an academic educational institution as an insult to pluralism and the citizenry."


The same students called upon the college to permit freedom of expression. Those who drafted the petition say they have encountered harsh responses from students that disagree, but that they will continue to fight to prevent Hassan's dismissal.

November 20, 2007

Ashkenazi Lauded for Opposing Gaza Terrorist Release

(IsraelNN.com) National Union/National Religious Party Knesset Member Effie Eitam praised IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi Tuesday morning for his opposition to the release of Gaza terrorists who were among the 441 terrorists to be freed in another "good will gesture" by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to the Palestinian Authority.

Eitam tendered his congratulations to Ashkenazi at a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in which the army chief briefed MKs on the security situation on the northern and southern borders. Ashkenazi told the committee that he was not opposed to releasing prisoners necessarily, but as long as Gilad Shalit is held in Gaza, Israel should not release any Palestinian prisoners." Ashkenazi expressed his objections in a letter to Defense Minister Ehud Barak, he said.

IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in a cross-border raid from Gaza in June 2006 and has not been seen since. One year later, in June 2007, PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas lost control of the region, which is now ruled by the Hamas terrorist faction.

Who Will Represent The Jews

More than 40 nations invited to Annapolis

White House issues formal invitations to peace conference despite admitting it likely won't result in steadfast results

News agencies
Latest Update: 11.20.07, 23:24 / Israel News

The United States issued formal invitations to some 40 nations and organizations on Tuesday ahead of the upcoming Annapolis peace conference. Officials in Jerusalem and Ramallah confirmed Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had received their invites.

The list of confirmed invitees also includes the Arab League and Arab countries such as Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq, Libya, Mauritania, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

Members of the international diplomatic quartet have also been given invitations. These include the UN, The EU, Russia, and Mideast envoy Tony Blair.

Other countries who may attend the conference are France, Germany, Britain, Canada, Japan, Italy, China, Norway, Turkey, Vatican, Brazil and Australia.

The US State Department confirmed the invitations had been sent out for next week's conference, though no agenda has been set and no schedule has been released for the meetings, which the US hope will kick-start negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said US ambassadors around the world had received a detailed list of instructions for issuing the invitations, which were extended to countries involved in the peace process, Arab nations and organizations such as the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.


White House: We recognize there won't be any instant results

The White House has said President George W. Bush will attend at least part of the event.

''He'd like to see these two parties come together to talk about the substantial and core issues surrounding the peace process so that we can begin negotiations toward that end,'' White House press secretary Dana Perino said Tuesday.

"We recognize that at the Annapolis conference we are not going to have instant results. What you are going to have, however, we hope, is a discussion of the core issues, the substantive issues that can get the Palestinians and the Israelis to a place where they can have negotiations to get to the two-state solution that they say that they both want to get to," she said.

"There's a lot of difficult issues that come with that. There's a lot of history, and there's a lot of tension. But I think that the motivations on all sides have been genuine, and we are hopeful that we have a good conference. And I look forward to giving you more information about the President's participation as soon as I can."


Majority of Palestinians want negotiations

A majority of Palestinians want their president to negotiate a peace deal with Israel, but do not believe there will be progress at next week's session, a poll showed.

There has been a slight drop in skepticism about the conference in the past two months, according to the survey by the independent polling company Near East Consulting.

In November, 57% of 1,200 respondents said they did not believe the conference will lead to
progress in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, compared with 61% in September, according to the poll, which had an error margin of 3 percentage points.

The study noted a 5-point drop in respondents who said they wanted Abbas to attend the conference, the figure now stands at 71% compared to 76% in October.



Forty nations have been invited to the Annapolis peace conference, but who represents the Jews?

The Jewish people will have no representative to safe guard our rights at the "peace" talks.

Even the Israeli representatives want to give away our land, so who will come to the rescue of the Jewish people and the Land that G-D gave us.

Jews should make Shas and Israel Beitanu pay a price for their staying in the government. A Torah loving Jew should never vote for either of these parties ever again unless they leave the government before Olmert leaves for the USA.

November 19, 2007

"Peace" Claims One More Jew

Israeli killed in West Bank terror attack

Israeli citizen shot at around 11:30 pm near Arab village by the West Bank settlement of Kedumim dies of his wounds short while later. IDF forces scouring area for the terrorists. Barak: Heighten alert level ahead of Annapolis

Efrat Weiss
Latest Update: 11.20.07, 00:59 / Israel News

A 29-year-old Israeli citizen was murdered Monday in a late night shooting attack near the Palestinian village of Funduk in the area of the Kedumim settlement in the northern West Bank.

The terrorists opened fire at the Israeli from a passing car at around 11:30 pm. Magen David Adom paramedics who were called to the site attempted to revive the man, but pronounced him dead a short while later.

In an attempt to locate the terrorists, the IDF has begun combing the area.

During a Labor party meeting earlier in the day, Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned that as the Annapolis conference approaches, Israel must ready itself for all scenarios, whether the emerging danger is from Hamas or Hizbullah.

As the peace conference gets closer, the Defense Ministry has in its possession five specific warnings on attempts to carry out terrorist attacks, in addition to some dozens of general warnings. Israeli Police are currently discussing and assessing the situation and will soon decide whether to raise the general alert level before Annapolis.

Same song, ten thousand verse, America forces peace talks and Jews are murdered.

Israel must stop this cycle of caving into American pressure and Jews being murdered and Israel retreating from our land.

If this means an end to the relationship with America then so be it.

Israel can make up the American aid money by selling weapons to China and India. If America seeks to play games with our future then we must do what we must do.

Jail Time Is Needed

Arab lecturer refuses to teach reservist

Student wearing IDF uniform arrives at Sapir College following long army reserve service, ordered to leave classroom. Students say lecturer told reservist, 'I don’t teach soldiers, policemen and officers in uniform'. College president: Student's version sounds reliable; we will draw our conclusions

Shmulik Hadad
Latest Update: 11.19.07, 14:19 / Israel News

A cinematography student at the Sapir College, who entered his classroom wearing an IDF uniform, was ordered to leave by the lecturer.

First Lieutenant (res.) Eyal Cohen, an intelligence officer, arrived at his college in southern Israel this week following a long and exhausting army reserve service. He did not expect the welcome he got.

"He entered the classroom and was stopped by the Arab lecturer, who refused to let him in," a student at the college recalled. "The lecturer told him, 'I do not teach soldiers, policemen and officers in uniform.' He was pretty shocked."

Cohen refused to leave the classroom and tried to protest the order, but the lecturer, Nizar Hassan, did not let him talk. "Eyal sat down and refused to leave the classroom," the soldier's friends said.

"The lecturer was unhappy with Cohen's presence at the lesson and kept on making remarks like 'yes, commander' and talking negatively about the IDF, while staring at him."

According to the other students, when Cohen tried to say something, the lecturer interrupted him and said, "I told you I do not teach officers and soldiers. Next time, come to class in civil clothes and I will give you 10 minutes to talk."

Cohen was angered both by the lecturer's remarks and by the fact that the other students kept silent and failed to protest or leave the classroom.

"I thought that in such a situation the students should have left. I was quite surprised when no one said anything or did anything about it," the soldier told his friends after the lesson. According to the friends, Cohen was agitated and said that he would not ignore the incident.

Cohen's friends said that they were not surprised by the lecturer's remarks.

"This is a lecturer who expresses similar opinions during the classes. He has referred to the IDF as the army of occupation and does not speak positively about the IDF. This time, however, is seems that a red line has been crossed and the college must deal with it."

Knesset members and public figures have called on the college to take action and on students to boycott the lecturer's classes.

Hassan recently signed a petition calling on "conscientious" international artists to cancel their participation in any exhibition or other cultural event planned to take place in Israel. The petition also called on the world not to allow "the Israeli aggression" to grow. "We call on the international community to join us and boycott Israeli film festivals," the document said.


Waiting for an apology

Following the report, Cohen received dozens of telephone calls from students and public figures. "What is important is that the college expressed its support for me and stood by me. I am waiting for the lecturer Hassan to return from his trip abroad and apologize to me. This is the important and only thing he must do."

The student said that he was not seeking the lecturer's dismissal. "I do not wish to harm his livelihood, but what he said was extremely severe, and therefore I demand an apology."

Sapir College president, Prof. Ze'ev Tzahor, said that "after hearing only one side, we tend to believe the student's version. This appears to be severe."

Tzahor explained that the college's stance was unequivocal – every person in uniform is allowed to enter any part of the college.

"I myself was a retired major for many years, and when I arrived in class I was greeted with a lot of respect. This is the behavior I expect from everyone," he said.

According to the college president, some 600 career officers and police officers and many reserve soldiers study at the institute.

"I have yet to talk to Hassan as he is abroad, but I sent him a message. We will hold a hearing and draw conclusions," Prof. Tzahor said.



I am ashamed by the lack of response by the other students, all the students should have got up from their seats and thrown this lecturer from the room, using what ever force was necessary to do so.

This Jew hating Arab should have no place on a campus paid for by the government of Israel which after all pays for services with tax payer money.

If the Israeli government wants to arrest right wing Jews for insulting government officials then they must also arrest and charge this lecturer.

I am not as forgiving as Eyal Cohen, I want this Jew hating Arab to loose his job and his freedom as well for a number of years.

November 17, 2007

Victory Is The Goal

Arab Monitoring Committee: No to recognition of Israel as 'Jewish State'

Decision a result of Hadash and the Israeli Communist parties' demand that an official stance against the Israeli demand be taken before the Annapolis conference

Roee Nahmias
Published: 11.17.07, 20:16 / Israel News

The Higher Arab Monitoring Committee unanimously decided Saturday to reject Israel's demand that the Palestinians recognize it as a "Jewish State" as a part of the peace negotiations. The Palestinians have also announced that they reject the Israeli demand.

The decision was made at the Committee's meeting in Nazareth after Hadash and the Israeli Communist parties demanded that an official stance against the Israeli demand be taken prior to the upcoming Annapolis conference.

An official letter on the matter is expected to be sent to the Israeli government, the Quartet, the Arab League and other relevant bodies.

The demand was made due to fears that defining Israel as a "Jewish State" would bring about "a worsening in the condition of Arab-Israelis and will hinder the realization of the Palestinian refugees' Right of Return."

Former Knesset Member Mohamed Naffa (Hadash) said: "We have no expectations of the Annapolis conference. Nothing good will come out of the White House. This is an important decision primarily for the Palestinian population inside Israel that comprises a significant percentage of the Palestinian people and will be the first to be affected by it."

Hadash Party leader MK Mohammad Barakeh said: "This decision is a new stage of our battle to stay in our homeland."



Every member of Knesset that was in this meeting should be removed from the Knesset.

It is time to declare that enemies of the Jewish state will not be tolerated in the Knesset.

Israel must take serious the threat of Member of Knesset Barakesh that the Arab struggle against Israel has entered a new stage.

The Jews of Israel must also take the struggle to keep Israel alive to a new level and declare nothing short of victory is our goal.

November 16, 2007

Reminder About MERF Appearance

For those who would like to hear me on the radio, I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum, the show is hosted By William Wolf.

The time of the show is 2pm EDT, 11 AM Pacific,12 noon Arizona, 9pm Israel, every Sunday. Please feel free to call in if you have any questions about my weekly comments. If you should happen to miss the show then you can go to the MERF web page and listen to me and other guest in the archives.

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70% Of Israelis Are Normal

Poll: Israeli Jews oppose release of Palestinian prisoners 70%:22%


Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 14 November, 2007

Telephone poll of a representative sample of 500 adult Israeli Jews carried
out by Teleseker for Maariv on 12 November 20007.
Statistical error +/- 4.4 percentage points

Are you for or against the intention to release 400 Palestinian prisoners?
Against 70% For 22% No opinion 8%

Maariv 14 November 2007

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Seventy percent of Israelis are normal.

Normal people don't want terrorist running around free to murder and maim your family and friends.

As posted two days ago 65% of Israelis say no more retreat from our land.

Why can't we the Jewish people come together and give these 65-70% of normal Israelis a political party that would have broad appeal cutting through the dividing lines that exist in Israeli society, because at the end of the day we are all just Jews which means targets to our enemies.

Let's forget sectarian issues and focus and the issues that bind us like staying alive in a strong Israel with security and prosperity. Let's leave the policies of the past behind for we only need to look at the reality these policies of the members of Knesset have failed us all.

It is time to build for the future.

Bolton Scoffs at 'Condi's Delusional Legacy Project'

Bolton Scoffs at 'Condi's Delusional Legacy Project'

(IsraelNN.com) Former American Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton has termed the planned Annapolis, Maryland conference a "delusional legacy project" of American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He made the statement in an interview posted on the American Congress for Truth blog. Bolton also said that Secretary Rice is denying existence of evidence implicating a Syrian-North Korean nuclear pact because the Bush administration wants to conclude a "nuclear free" deal with North Korea.

Bolton added that the conference in Annapolis will leave the United States in a "far worse position" and will result in a decline in its influence.

November 15, 2007

Machsom Watch: False Claims by Israel on Roadblocks

Machsom Watch: False Claims by Israel on Roadblocks

(IsraelNN.com) The Machsom Watch organization charged this week that Israeli promises to remove roadblocks as part of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's "good will gestures" to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) were false.

The organization claimed that at least 16 of the 24 dirt roadblocks that Defense Minister Ehud Barak told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that Israel would remove did not exist. At least two others had already been removed two years ago, said the group.

However, the organization admitted that its report was based on information given to them by a third party, since the IDF did not provide the group with a list of removed roadblocks.



Yet me clarify what these traitors are talking about.

On the hills which are on the kav ha teffer, the connecting area between Israel pre 1967 and Judea and Samaria there are many dirt roads and paths that crisscross these hills some of these roads lead into pre 1967 Israel.

These roads have for years been used by criminals from Judea and Samaria in on going criminal activities, such as the huge car theft problem where Palestinians sneak into Israeli cities and steal Israeli cars and then by traveling these back roads take the stolen vehicle back with them to Palestinian cities classified as "A" areas so Israeli troops and police are barred from investigating as outlined under Oslo.

Besides criminal activity these back roads are the paths that terrorist use to gain entry to Israeli cities to carry out their orgy of murdering Jews. These road and areas are very familiar to me as I have spent thousands of hours of my life patrolling these areas, setting ambushes, and lastly since I live in these areas hiking the hills with my family.

The IDF in an effort to stem the flow of criminals and terrorist years ago went to many of the main dirt roads and built huge dirt berms to block these roads. So, these traitors in Machsom Watch for tearing down these berms, why don't they come out and tell the truth.

The truth is they don't mind paying higher car insurance due to the high rate of auto theft in Israel due to Palestinian thieves.

Even more important they don't mind over a thousand dead Jews and tens of thousands of maimed Israelis,
Israeli woman and children missing eyes, and limbs or leaving gapping holes in the lives of their loved ones since their murders means nothing to these scum.

Facts Can Be Troublsome

Israel helps fix faulty Gaza electricity

After Gaza power grid blacks out, IDF enters coastal strip to transfer equipment provided by Israeli power company to help fix Palestinian network

Tani Goldstein
Published: 11.15.07, 22:15 / Israel News

While the debate continues to rage over the proposal of cutting off Israeli-supplied electricity to the Gaza Strip as a punitive measure in wake of unceasing Palestinian rocket fire towards southern Israel, Israel is actually making sure the power is up and running smoothly along the coastal strip.

Earlier this week a technical malfunction in the electricity network in northern Gaza caused a power outage that some Palestinians thought was the beginning of the "Gaza blackout" plan proposed by Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

To solve the problem, the Israel Electric Corp. (IEC) agreed to transfer the equipment needed to fix the network to their Gazan counterparts. Senior Israeli officials confirmed that the IDF had facilitated the transfer.

The officials further said that the operation had been a success and the Palestinians were able to restore power.

The IEC emphasized that none if its personnel entered Gaza or directly participated in the repairs.



Facts can be troublesome, but when you fail to deal with reality then you become as stupid as a Knesset member or a member of the U.S. State Department.

So let's examine the facts.

1. Rockets still are being fire out of Gaza into southern Israel.

2. Gaza is a terrorist safe house on a major scale, more weapons are in Gaza today than ever.

3. Jews can not enter Gaza in safety, Arabs from Gaza can enter Israel without fear.

The electricity goes out in Gaza, so what.

The lights should stay out in Gaza for as long as the above facts remain.

It was not lost on me that the IDF had to enact the transfer rather than workers of the Israel Electric Company because it is just too dangerous for Jews with out being escorted by tanks and armored personnel carriers.

November 14, 2007

Israeli Public, Smarter Than Knesset Members

[Rice wrong about Israeli street?] Poll: 65% oppose large withdrawal, 55% Kneseet should remove Olmert Most Israelis think Knesset should remove prime minister Gil Hoffman , THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 13, 2007 www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1192380809918&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

A majority of Israelis believe that the Knesset should suspend or topple
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert due to the criminal investigations against him,
according to a recent poll conducted by Ma'agar Mohot.

The poll was sponsored by the Israel Policy Center for Promoting
Parliamentary Democracy and Jewish Values in Israeli Public Life. The
Jerusalem-based center is headed by Prof. Yitzhak Klein, who also advises
the Knesset Law Committee.

In the poll of more than 1,000 people representing a sample of the Israeli
adult population, some 55 percent of respondents said the Knesset should
remove Olmert because of the investigations. Israelis were divided on the
question on mostly political lines, with Likud supporters overwhelmingly in
favor and Kadima and Labor backers against. Among recent immigrants, 78%
were in favor of removing Olmert and only 22% were opposed.

A majority (53%) agreed with the statement that the main reason Olmert was
seeking an agreement with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was
because he was worried about his personal and political future, and not
about Israel's national interest. Some 57% of Kadima and Labor supporters
disagreed with the statement.

The poll's numbers regarding support for concessions to the Palestinians
were bad news for Olmert as well. Some 65% of respondents said that due to
the lessons of 2005's disengagement from the Gaza Strip, they opposed a
large withdrawal in the West Bank.

Some 61% said they opposed removing IDF soldiers from most of the West Bank
and giving control over the territory to the Palestinians.

If Israel did withdraw, some 55% believe the territory would be used to fire
rockets at Israelis and 65% believe there is a high or very high chance that
Hamas would take control of the area. Some 77% said Abbas lacked the power
to prevent attacks from the West Bank.



If only the members of Knesset were as smart as the Israeli public.

Olmert would be gone and we would end the tragedy of Oslo.

It is polls like this that lead me to believe that a new serious conservative party that is well funded would do very well in the next election in Israel.

Give War A Chance

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Major IDF drill to simulate large-scale W. Bank clashes By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondents Last update - 03:14 13/11/2007 www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/923254.html

The Israel Defense Forces will conduct a major exercise next week simulating
a widespread escalation of Israeli-Palestinian fighting in the West Bank.

However, the only actual escalation on Monday was in internal Palestinian
fighting: At least seven people were killed and 55 wounded in exchanges of
fire between Hamas forces and Fatah supporters in the Gaza Strip. All of the
fatalities were either Fatah members or passersby. Palestinian Authority
Chairman Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas, terming its actions "an abominable
crime."

Though the drill will be taking place a week before the Annapolis
conference, the timing is apparently coincidental: It was scheduled back in
July, when the date of the U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference was not
yet known.

The exercise is not an official preparation in case talks at Annapolis fail,
though senior IDF officers have been predicting for weeks that the
conference has little chance of succeeding. Rather, it simulates a scenario
in which terrorist organizations launch a massive wave of attacks prior to
the conference in order to ensure its failure. The scenario posits this
campaign being accompanied by widespread demonstrations in the West Bank. It
also posits the IDF having limited forces with which to respond, due to
ongoing tensions on the Syrian and Gazan borders.

Exercise scenarios are often deliberately exaggerated, and do not
necessarily reflect what the IDF expects to happen. However, several major
exercises in the past have ended up accurately anticipating reality. In June
2006, for instance, an IDF exercise posited the abduction of a soldier to
Gaza closely followed by the abduction of other soldiers to Lebanon. Later
that month, Gilad Shalit was indeed kidnapped to Gaza, after which Ehud
Goldwasser and Eldad Regev were kidnapped to Lebanon in July.



If the Palestinians goal is peace, then why is their a need for the IDF to run an exercise with the scenario of wide spread violence in Judea and Samaria if the summit in Annapolis should not bring the desired results that the Palestinians seek.

This is further evidence that what the Palestinians seek is not peace, but more land under their control. Having the land under their control allows them to achieve two things.

First it weakens Israel's claim on our land. If we are willing to give up a part of Judea and Samaria then why not all of Judea and Samaria. If Israel is willing to retreat from Judea and Samaria. Then why not select neighborhoods in east Jerusalem and if yes to this then why not the Temple Mount. If yes to the Temple Mount then why not the Kotel, etc.

Their is no end to the demands of the Americans and Palestinians, come on Jews just give up a little more of the land that G-D gave you. What, you refuse to give up any more land, it then becomes the Jews don't want peace.

Second by removing the IDF from the areas that we retreat from Israel looses security control of these areas allowing the terrorist free reign to plan and carry out more attacks against the Jews of Israel.

Let the Americans and Palestinians understand very clearly, this Jew does not want your peace. According to recent polls neither does 65% of the Israeli population.

I support the actions of the IDF and wish that the exercise was not just how to respond to wide spread violence on the part of the Palestinians, I wish that the goals of the action would be to plan for war with the Palestinians, lets end this now, once and for all. Again understand that I am making my call even though my children will be right in the thick of it should we go to war, but if Israel seeks to obtain security and an end of terrorism then this path is only by waging war first.

November 13, 2007

If Only

Israel has no jurisdiction on Temple Mount, says culture minister

Raleb Majadele, Arieh Eldad polemicize over question of Israel's legal pull on Temple Mount. 'In keeping with the status-quo al-Aqsa cannot be under Israel's legal control,' says Majadele

Amnon Meranda
Published: 11.13.07, 23:53 / Israel News

Does the State of Israel have any jurisdiction on Temple Mount? Not according to Science, Culture and Sport Minister Raleb Majadele.

Majadele was called Tuesday to answer a parliamentary question regarding Israel's jurisdiction on the Temple Mount in regards to the digs performed on the site by the Waqf (Muslim administrative body in Jerusalem), which was brought to the Knesset by MK Arieh Eldad (National Union).

"I would like to know what is being done in the immediate future to stop the destruction of the Temple's remains?"

The digs, replied Majadele, have been supervised by the IAA since their beginning, adding he has been working on "creating an understanding and cooperation between the Waqf and the IAA, which I hope will continue for a long time."

But does the State of Israel have any legal pull on Temple Mount, asked Eldad. "In my opinion," answered Majadele, "absolutely not."

Eldad went on to wonder if Majadele's reply was a testament to the government's opinion on the matter. "I can only speak my mind… I am a Muslim first and a minister second.



Wow, I am jealous.

If only the ruling elite of Israel would be as strong as the Science Minister of the State of Israel.

If only our leaders would say I am a Jew first and then a minister, or member of Knesset, or member of the Supreme Court.

If only.

Then we would not have Majadele as a minister in the cabint of the Jewish State.

Naive Idiots

Rice: Israel will have to make sacrifices in peace talks

Speaking before United Jewish Communities General Assembly, US secretary of state says Israelis and Palestinians should be prepared for painful concessions during upcoming negotiations

Associated Press
Published: 11.13.07, 23:23 / Israel News

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that Israelis must be prepared for "difficult and painful sacrifices to some of their longest-held aspirations" during upcoming talks with Palestinian leaders.

Rice did not specify what sacrifices might be needed but added that the Palestinians must also be prepared for sacrifices. The threat from violent extremists means that failure of the talks is not an option, she said. "What is at stake is nothing less than the future of the Middle East," Rice said.

Speaking before the United Jewish Communities, a North American humanitarian group, Rice said the conditions for peace are right because Israel now has a legitimate negotiating partner in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

"In our view, the security of the democratic Jewish state required the creation of a responsible Palestinian state," she said. She suggested that the Palestinian state also could serve as a bulwark against the threat from violent extremists.

'Iran destabilizing Middle Eats'

She praised President George W. Bush for realizing a Palestinian democracy was a necessary precondition for meaningful negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis.

"Some think that this focus on democracy backfired with the election of Hamas," she said. "I disagree with that conclusion. Hamas always had power. What it never had was responsibility for power."

Hamas has chosen violence rather than responsible government, she said, and for that reason it is isolated by the international community.

Rice said a two-state solution for the Israelis and Palestinians was more urgent than ever because of the threat from violent extremists in the Middle East, referring specifically to Hamas, Lebanese Hizbullah guerrillas and to Iran

Iran is choosing to "destabilize the Middle East, pursue nuclear capabilities and threaten our allies, especially Israel," she said.



President Bush and Condi Rice are naive idiots.

If free and fair elections were to be held in every country in the Middle East the radicals would win.

Hamas is the true face of the Palestinians and to pretend other wise is just naive and stupid.

If Israel does not stand firm to these fools, then the future of the Jewish State is going to be even more bloody as the terrorist are rewarded by a State. Gaza is the model that will be the terrorist State called Palestine.

November 12, 2007

No Jewish State-No Israel

Erekat: 'Difficult' meeting, no joint document yet

Chief PA negotiator says Palestinians recognize Israel's right to exist, yet 'won't accept it as a Jewish state'

Reuters
Published: 11.12.07, 21:38 / Israel News

Following a meeting held Monday between the Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat described the session as "difficult" and said the officials had not yet begun drafting a joint document expected to be presented at the conference in late November.

"The problem over the content of the document has not yet been resolved," Erekat told said, adding that the negotiating teams planned to meet again on Tuesday.

Deepening diplomatic disagreement ahead of the conference, Erekat publicly rebuffed Israel's demand that it be recognized as a Jewish state. While recognizing the right of Israel to exist, Erekat said: "The Palestinians won't accept Israel as a Jewish state."



The hope is that even an idiot like Olmert would tell America and the Palestinians that without the commitment of the Palestinians to the simple fact that Israel is a Jewish State then Israel will not attend the "peace" conference.

Of course I think even with this commitment Israel should never attend any peace talks since we have never gained a thing from any peace talk in our history.

November 11, 2007

Rabin's Legacy- Send In The Goon Squad

IFA Chairman: Send YASAM Against Jeering Fans

(IsraelNN.com) Israel Football Association Chairman Avi Luzon escalated his rhetorical attacks on Beitar Jerusalem Sunday, and said the police should have "thrown out" the team's jeering fans.

"I blame the YASAM [police special forces]," Luzon said, at a televised session of the IFA's Education Committee. "How can it be that we pay millions of shekels, and they don't do their work? When a crowd gets rowdy or curses why can't we send in YASAM policemen to throw them out, just like the Bosnian YASAM did to HaPoel Tel Aviv fans?

Beitar's representatives to the IFA Education Committee session stormed out before it began when they realized it was a pre-planned political ambush with numerous journalists in attendance. The session was hosted by leftist journalist Ben Kaspit and MK Avshalom Vilan (Meretz) in attendance.



Rabin's greatest legacy the creation of a goon squad a squad made up of psychopaths and sick people that enjoy hurting Jews. I remember one day sitting on the stars of the inner court yard of the Border Police Jerusalem headquarters with a friend who is a Druze officer in the Border Police. We were enjoying a cup of coffee sitting in the sun enjoying a warm winter day when members of Yasam entered the court yard below on their way to a class room. My friend leaned over to me and said" The air now stinks out here lets go back to my office to get away from the Nazi's."

Even if Rabin was worthy of the Sainthood the elite are working to bestow on him, and those on the right were against it and the fans of Beitar did what they did during the moment of silence.

Is the correct responce in a free country to send in the goon squad to beat people?

Israel under Oslo has seen an assault on personal liberty and freedom that we must now fight to take back, the time for the Israeli public to remain silent has long past. I have seen this tyranny of the "elected" filter down even to my small moshav, we were elected so now we can do what ever we want to do against our fellow Jews.

Final Solution In Annapolis

Report: Talks on Golan Heights possible in Annapolis

Al-Hayat says Condoleezza Rice promised Syrian counterpart disputed region would be discussed during peace conference if representatives from Damascus attended

Ynet
Published: 11.11.07, 15:30 / Israel News

In a message relayed to several Palestinian groups, Syria announced that it was postponing the "National Convention" it had planned as a counter to the upcoming US-brokered peace conference in Annapolis, London-based Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat reported on Sunday.

According to the report, Damascus agreed to delay the event and take part in the peace parley, after US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice promised her Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem that Damascus' demands to raise the issue of the Golan Heights in Annapolis would be met.

It was further reported that Russia had also been pressuring Syrian President Bashar Assad to participate.

Political analysts said they viewed the delay of Syria's conference as an indication of its willingness to attend the conference in Maryland.

Following Syria's announcement, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki invited the Palestinian groups to hold their conference in Tehran.

According to Al-Hayat, Mottaki wrote to the PA groups, "We understand that you are facing difficulties in organizing the conference in Damascus – we hereby declare that Iran is willing to host it." The Iranian FM also stressed the need to "hinder the Annapolis conference".



So forcing Israel to give up Judea and Samaria (west bank) is not enough for Condi, now she feels she must force Israel down from the Golan as well.

Why not change the name of the Annapolis Peace Conference to some thing that fits the realities better.

International Murder the Jews Conference, or is straight talk like this too much for the gentle ears of those that work at the State Department. So lets try a different approach International Conference for the Eradication of those Pesky Hebrews.
Lets try one more International Conference for the" Final Solution" to the Problems in the Middle East.

Who is more dangerous an enemy that denies the murder of 6,000,000 Jews while working to murder 6,000,000 Jews in a nuclear holocaust?

Or a friend that stabs you in the back while laying the seeds for your murder and destruction?

Again let me state it here very clearly George W. Bush and Condi Rice are the greatest threat to Israel for the next 14 months.

November 09, 2007

Reminder About MERF Appearance

For those who would like to hear me on the radio, I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum, the show is hosted By William Wolf.

The time of the show is 2pm EDT, 11 AM Pacific,12 noon Arizona, 9pm Israel, every Sunday. Please feel free to call in if you have any questions about my weekly comments. If you should happen to miss the show then you can go to the MERF web page and listen to me and other guest in the archives.

You can listen to streaming audio on line by going through the MERF web page located
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'Israel planning large Gaza operation'

'Israel planning large Gaza operation' JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 9, 2007

Israel has informed PA authorities in Ramallah of its intention to send the IDF into the Gaza Strip in order to regain control of the Philadelphi Corridor and put an end to Hamas smuggling of weapons and cash through tunnels from the Egyptian side of the border, the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Friday morning.

According to the report, Israel has told a number of Arab states that after the November 26 Annapolis peace parley it intends to embark on an extensive operation in the Strip.

Palestinian sources received explicite information stating that during the projected first stage of the operation, Israel is determined to gain control of Rafah and areas along the Egyptian border ranging as far as Khan Yunis, the paper said. The second stage will reportedly include an incursion into the central and northern Gaza Strip.

According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi's sources, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who rejected out of hand Israel's plan to recapture the Philadelphi Corridor, intends to send emissaries to regional countries in an effort to convey the sense of urgency regarding the danger of an Israeli incursion.

Abbas, the paper said, will state that an Israeli incursion would destroy the Gaza Strip and its infrastructure.



If in fact Israel has warned the Palestinians regarding future military operations, the people who have done so must be placed on trial for treason.

If the Prime Minister or the Defense Minister have done this, they must pay a price. The price must be prison and the loss of their ability to be members of the Knesset.

If this warning came from members of the IDF they should face prison and the loss of their pension, even if they were operating under orders.

This action has placed the sons of Israel in greater risk and can not be allowed to stand unpunished.

November 08, 2007

Hamas Terrorists Are Now Soldiers, Say Reservists

Hamas Terrorists Are Now Soldiers, Say Reservists

(IsraelNN.com) IDF reservists who have just returned from a tour of duty in Gaza say that Hamas terrorists are clearly using new skills they acquired at Hizbullah and Iranian advanced terror training camps this past year. "The fingerprints of Iran and Hizbullah are all over it," confirmed a veteran intelligence officer. "The Palestinians never looked like this."

An officer with a paratroop unit told Haaretz, "The people we killed weren't terrorists, they were soldiers. In a direct confrontation, the IDF [still] has superiority over them, but in all parameters – training, equipment quality, operational discipline – we are facing an army, not gangs," he said.

The patrol company, which returned last week from a month's duty, killed four Hamas terrorists. IDF soldier Sgt.-Major (res.) Ehud Efrati died in the clashes.

Support HR 278; Let Abbas Show He Means Business

Support HR 278; Let Abbas Show He Means Business

On October 18, Representative Roy Blount introduced HR 278:

Urging Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is also Chairman of his Fatah party, to officially abrogate the 10 articles in the Fatah Constitution that call for Israel’s destruction and terrorism against Israel, oppose any political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and label Zionism as racism.

The actual language of the proposed bill is interesting for the background it provides on Abbas, who assures the world that he is ready for peace, but seems to be under the impression that most of what needs to be done falls on Israel’s shoulders:

Mr. BLUNT (for himself and Ms. BERKLEY) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

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RESOLUTION

Urging Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is also Chairman of his Fatah party, to officially abrogate the 10 articles in the Fatah Constitution that call for Israel’s destruction and terrorism against Israel, oppose any political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and label Zionism as racism.

Whereas on October 3, 2006, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said, It is not required of Hamas, or of Fatah, or of the Popular Front to recognize Israel.’;

Whereas on February 9, 2007, President Mahmoud Abbas openly signed the Mecca Agreement with Hamas, a terrorist organization, which does not recognize Israel and calls `for confronting the occupation’ of Israel;

Whereas in May 2006, President Mahmoud Abbas endorsed the `Prisoner’s Plan’, a document produced by jailed Palestinian terrorists, that calls for continued terrorism against Israel, does not accept Israel’s existence as a Jewish state, and abrogates Palestinian obligations under the Declaration of Principles, signed at Washington, DC, on September 13, 1993, (commonly referred to as the `Oslo Accords’), and the 2003 Performance-Based Roadmap to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (commonly referred to as the `Roadmap for Peace’);

Whereas in 2007, there continue to exist 10 specific articles in chapter 1 of the Fatah Constitution that call for Israel’s destruction, calls for the armed struggle and the armed revolution against Israel to continue, call for the prevention of Jewish immigration to Israel, oppose any political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and label Zionism as racism; and

Whereas the 10 articles in the Fatah Constitution opposing Israel and Zionism are the following:

(1) `Article (4): The Palestinian struggle is part and parcel of the world-wide struggle against Zionism, colonialism and international imperialism.’;

(2) `Article (7): The Zionist Movement is racial, colonial and aggressive in ideology, goals, organization and method.’;

(3) `Article (8): The Israeli existence in Palestine is a Zionist invasion with a colonial expansive base, and it is a natural ally to colonialism and international imperialism.’;

(4) `Article (12): Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence.’;

(5) `Article (17): Armed public revolution is the inevitable method to liberating Palestine.’;

(6) `Article (19): Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic, and the Palestinian Arab People’s armed revolution is a decisive factor in the liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated.’;

(7) `Article (22): Opposing any political solution offered as an alternative to demolishing the Zionist occupation in Palestine, as well as any project intended to liquidate the Palestinian case or impose any international mandate on its people.’;

(8) `Article (23): Maintaining relations with Arab countries . . . with the provision that the armed struggle is not negatively affected.’;

(9) `Article (24): Maintaining relations with all liberal forces supporting our just struggle in order to resist together Zionism and imperialism.’; and

(10) `Article (25): Convincing concerned countries in the world to prevent Jewish immigration to Palestine as a method of solving the problem.’: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives–

(1) urges Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is also Chairman of his Fatah party, to officially abrogate the 10 articles in the Fatah Constitution that call for Israel’s destruction and terrorism against Israel, oppose any political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and label Zionism as racism; and

(2) condemns the continuing existence of these articles as part of the Fatah Constitution.

[emphasis added]

Based on the current language of the Fatah Constitution, there are some basic steps that Rice should insist Abbas himself take in good faith.

You can keep track of the bill’s progress here.

There is a sample letter making the rounds that you can use to contact your Congressman:

Dear Congressman,

I hope you will co-sponsor H. Res. 758 calling for accountability from the Palestinians. The PLO Charter (Constitution) calls for incitement to violence and the destruction of Israel and its people. By co-sponsoring this resolution, you will make a statement that will express the opinion of millions of Americans against submitting to wanton calls in the Palestinian Constitution for the eradication of the state of Israel. This demand particularly applies to the upcoming Annapolis Summit that will ask for millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to go to the Palestinians and promises them statehood, while at the same time they continue to profess their underlying “death wish” for the state of Israel.

Rep. Blunt said, “As long as Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah Party continue to promote the wholesale destruction of Israel, there can be no possibility for peace – whether in our time, or any other.”

As long as the Palestinian Constitution remains in effect in its current form, it is preposterous to assume that the Palestinians have any intention for peaceful coexistence.

Respectfully,

(Insert your name) ____________________

Jews don't have or need Saints.

Media, Politicians Gang Up on Soccer League by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) Journalists and left-wing politicians kept the "Rabin festival" going for yet another day, ganging up against the Israeli Soccer Association for meting out "too light" of a punishment to fans who jeered during a "moment of silence" for Rabin.

At the Sunday night soccer game between Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa, hundreds of fans jeered, booed and sang songs of support for Yigal Amir during what was supposed to be a "minute of silence" for Yitzchak Rabin on the 12th anniversary of his murder. MK Ophir Pines (Labor) was the first to jump, saying the Soccer League must condemn and punish the team for its fans' actions.

Monday and Tuesday saw many politicians and journalists condemning the incident, lamenting the lack of supervision over the fans, and demanding measures to punish the fans who thus expressed their opinion.

Some fans later explained that they simply do not remember Rabin fondly, blaming him for giving weapons to terrorists and initiating the Oslo process. "It offends me when they remember Rabin for two weeks each year," one fan said, "but never remember the 1,400 people who were murdered or 20,000 who were wounded because of the Olso process."

On Wednesday night, three judges of the Israel Soccer League court convened, and on Thursday they handed down the decision: Beitar must play two home games with no fans allowed, and pay an as-yet unspecified fine. In addition, it will have to play two additional fan-less home games if the offense is repeated.

The decision was taken by a vote of 2-1; the dissenting judge ruled that the approach to take should not be punitive, but rather by employing educational measures and encouraging public denunciation.

Outside the court hearing, some fans held signs noting that when the fans of the Arab team from Sakhnin once booed and hissed and held Hamas flags during the singing of Israel's national anthem, it was considered "freedom of speech" and no sanctions were imposed.

Education Minister Yuli Tamir said she was "disappointed and infuriated," saying, "It is scandalous to let Beitar Jerusalem off with such a light punishment. Of course, every problem of behavior has an educational aspect, but here the real response should have been a punishment that will really deter. There also should have been an appropriate response by the team, which has evaded its responsibility... With such light punishments, no one should be surprised when these incidents repeat themselves."

Team owner Arcadi Gaydamak refused to take responsibility for the fans' actions.

"To my great sorrow," said MK Eitan Cabel (Labor), "the problem of incitement and racism at the soccer fields is not really being dealt with. Without a firm and systematic plan of action, Israeli society will continue to be harmed by a vocal riffraff, and being present in the stands at a soccer game will be unsuitable for a proper society."

The Chairman of the Knesset Education Committee, MK Rabbi Michael Melchior (Labor) said, "The phenomenon that we saw was disgusting and revolting, but I am not sure that punishment without educational activity will work."

Long-time fan Nissim Shalem said, "The team does not deserve a punishment, which was designed merely to appease the left-wing and the media." He said that politics and sports should not have been mixed: "Rabin was a great leader, but memorials should be done in other places, and not on soccer fields where people come to scream and let it all out."

Anat Davidov's Campaign
Government-owned Voice of Israel Radio's news channel took an overtly one-sided approach, practically demanding that the punishment be increased. Afternoon newsmagazine anchor Anat Davidov was outspoken in her tone and words against the lightness of the punishment.

Introducing her interview with Beitar Director-General Itzik Kornfein, she said twice that Beitar had "gotten off very lightly from this disgrace." She later asked him, "Aren't you ashamed of yourself?", in the sarcastic tone of one who has caught someone lying or stealing. He countered, "Aren’t you ashamed? They are citizens of Israel." Davidov, raising her voice, said, "I'm ashamed in general of their behavior, but I'm asking you as an intelligent man about these fans who are disgracing most of your fans."

Kornfein said, "To act as if the owners of Beitar Jerusalem are in charge of educating the citizens of Israel - because that's what they are - is simply not dealing with the problem... Why doesn't the press talk about other incidents of wild behavior of fans?..."

Kornfein said he would appeal the League's ruling, and the sports correspondent later interrupted to confirm that though individual players cannot appeal decisions, a team can appeal. At that point, Davidov said, "Let them appeal; maybe they'll get a stronger punishment."

When Kornfein said there was no reason to have placed his team on trial, Davidov interrupted to say sarcastically, "No reason at all, truly nothing."

Kornfein said, "You are all ignoring the main problem, which is education. We don't have contact with these people all day long; we see them for an hour and a half every week or two..."

The next interviewee was left-wing MK Avshalom Vilan (Meretz), with whom Davidov continued to take a mocking tone regarding Kornfein's position. Vilan, who heads a task force against sports violence, complained that the punishment was a poor joke, while admitting that there was no legal basis for any punishment at all.

"The problem is that there is no law addressing idiotic and rude behavior such as that of the Beitar fans," Vilan said. "That is, legally, there is no basis to obligate standing in silence at memorials and the like... But I'm truly surprised at the management of Beitar, which has not strongly condemned this act and is not giving their fans a course in education... They have a responsibility, and I'm surprised at people like Kornfein and others who are acting so innocently and even brazenly... There should be, an hour before the game, a series of lectures explaining to the fans what racism is, and what violence is, and how harmful it is to everyone and to themselves. And whoever doesn't want to hear, should not be allowed in to the game."

A complaint has been submitted to the Complaints Commissioner of the Israel Broadcasting Authority regarding Davidov's performance.



If there were not a cult surrounding Saint Rabin, this would have happened.

Enforcing their political agenda once again on the whole of Israel and wanting to silence thousands that fail to bow down to Saint Rabin is a reminder, of what kind of people are in the ruling elite.

I have had enough of this cult of Rabin, he was a terrible Prime Minister, who formed his own goon squad in the civilian police Yassam, to beat Jews that stood up to Oslo.

Jews were put into administrative detention for not following the party line of Rabin, Rabin was no friend of the Jewish people and enough of the leftist and so called elites in their attempt to bestow Sainthood on Rabin.

Jews don't have or need Saints.

The fans of Betar Jerusalem don't need to have a lecture on racism, many of them know what it is from first hand knowledge. Olmert a long time Batar fan when asked about the incident. Responded well you know how it is with these types of people, I don't need to go into details on who they are.

But of course they are the thousands of Mizrahi fans of Betar.

Or in a report this week in Haaretz on the purposed price increase in the price of government price controlled bread. Minister Eli Yishai is against allowing the price of bread to increase inspite of the huge increase in the price of flour.

The reporter had to point out that pita bread is not government price controlled and we all know that the poor class eats pita and not price controlled bread.

So yes the fans of Betar know what racism is, they get to see it raise it head all the time and they are the victims of it, they also know who Rabin was.

UN Aids Terror Again

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS ABUSE OF U.N. FACILITIES; URGES AVOIDANCE OF ACTIONS ENDANGERING CIVILIAN LIVES


In response to questions at briefings over the past two days about reports
that Palestinian militants last week launched rockets at Israel from a
school run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
Near East (UNRWA), the UNRWA Commissioner-General spoke about this
yesterday, and the Secretary-General has asked that UNRWA fully investigate
this incident.

According to their inquiry, the school had been evacuated at the time of the
incident to ensure the safety of the staff and children during an Israeli
military incursion. While the school was empty, militants entered the
compound and fired rockets at Israel.

The Secretary-General condemns this abuse of UN facilities, which is a
serious violation of the UN's privileges and immunities.

He calls on all involved in this conflict to avoid actions that endanger the
lives of civilians, especially children, and that put at risk UNRWA's
ability to carry out its humanitarian mission.



You can bet that UNRWA staff at the school evacuated the school after offering it to the terrorist as a launching site for Qassam rockets. Just as in the past they have used UNRWA vehicles including ambulances to transport terrorist and weapons, including having fake pregnant women as patients when in fact their "baby" was a bomb.

Hizbullah: We're preparing for upcoming war

Hizbullah: We're preparing for upcoming war

Deputy of militant Shiite organization says Hizbullah training for future conflicts, just recently conducted major maneuver; Nasrallah's right-hand-man claims UNIFIL forces aware of drill

Ali Waked
Published: 11.08.07, 18:40 / Israel News

Naim Kassem, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah's deputy, described a training exercise the group conducted at the beginning of this week as preparation for the next war with Israel.

In an interview with the Arab-Israeli paper Sawt el-Balad published Thursday, Kassem said that the Shiite organization's weapons arsenal can hit all parts of Israel. He described the maneuvers as "enormous and important and they were carried out as part of our deployment so that we won't be caught by surprise.

"Our exercise was unrestricted and was meant to cover all of the territory of the Israeli entity and not simply to strengthen our companies," he stated.

Kassem added that UNIFIL forces detected the increased Hizbullah activity but, since no militants were carrying weapons, he claimed they were acting in accordance with UN Security Resolution 1701.

"The drill was part of our obligation to make our presence and readiness known and (to show) that we act how we deem necessary," Hizbullah's number two said.


Nasrallah supervision

On Monday, the Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar reported that Hizbullah General-Secretary Hassan Nasrallah himself supervised the drill. He claimed the maneuvers were orchestrated in response to a "threatening Israeli reinforcements."

The drill included infantry, anti-tank missile crews, and anti-aircraft teams. Engineering units, search and rescue teams, military propagandists, and communication and logistics teams also took part.

November 06, 2007

ISRAELI POLICE ADMIT ILLEGAL CONFISCATION OF EVIDENC

ISRAELI POLICE ADMIT ILLEGAL CONFISCATION OF EVIDENCE
Date added: 11/6/2007


KFAR SABA [Israel] -- Israeli police admitted that officers confiscated
film footage of what 46 Jewish teenage demonstrators deemed police brutality
during the mass arrest in a new outpost in the West Bank.

"We only confiscated one [film] cartridge from a person who was not a
journalist to use as evidence," Judea and Samaria police spokesman Dan Poleg
said. "If they have complaints [of police brutality] let them make a
complaint to the police complaints unit."

Dozens of police officers stormed the newly formed Jewish outpost of
Shvut Ami near the Jewish community of Kedumim on Nov. 4 to evict 70 youths
and demolish a structure at the site.

During the raid police arrested 46 teenagers, including at least 20
girls. The youths said the police used undue force to arrest them and for
the second time in as many weeks, confiscated cameras and refused to return
them.

The Land of Israel Legal Forum said border guard police commander Shlomo
Even Paz again confiscated a video camera of one of their photographers. The
police complaints unit is already investigating Even Paz for illegally
removing the memory card from a video camera of one youth who filmed the
earlier violent dispersal of Jewish teenagers at the site.

"Shlomo Even Paz has become a serial destroyer of evidence," Israel
Legal Forum Director Nachi Eyal said. "He is already under investigation and
that's why he sent one of his officers to confiscate the cartridge this
time. We have sent a letter to the police chief and the army central
commander asking to investigate why he [Even Paz] allows himself to break
the law."

13 youths who refused to identify themselves or agree to the police
demand to distance them from the community for one month were remanded into
custody by the Kfar Saba Magistrates and Juvenile Courts on Nov. 5.

Boys as young as 13 and 14 continued to be held in custody until a court
hearing on Nov. 7 during which police said they will ask for an extension of
their remand.

"We don't know how old they are because they refuse to identify
themselves," Poleg said.

At least 150 teenagers gathered outside the West Bank jail at midnight
on Nov. 5 to protest the continued remand of their peers.

"We are protesting against the mass arrests by the police in the new
settlements," Meir, a protest leader who requested that he not be fully
identified, said.
"If they arrest 60, we'll bring 120 [supporters] and if they arrest 80,
we'll bring 160."



Once again we see the old game being played out over land, Jews seek to settle the Land of Israel and the police as an arm of the Israeli government seek to curtail Jews from settling the Land of Israel.

But what has become a troubling aspect of this old game is the level of force used by the police against these people and then their willingness to seize and destroy evidence of their brutality.

This should be a warning sign for all of us that love Israel. We should never be willing to accept this type of actions from the police and it is time for the officers that have engaged in this type of behavior to be called to justice.

Rabbis warn Bush: Annapolis will bring destruction to US

Rabbis warn Bush: Annapolis will bring destruction to US

Group of right-wing rabbis writes open letter to US president demanding he cancel Annapolis summit or risk provoking 'wrath of the almighty.' Rabbis assert Katrina disaster a result of America's support of 2005 disengagement, say California fires a warning

Neta Sela
Published: 11.06.07, 19:57 / Israel Jewish Scene

A fringe group of prominent ultranationalist rabbis issued a harshly-worded letter to United States President George W. Bush earlier this week, warning him that the upcoming Annapolis peace conference would bring destruction upon America.

The rabbis evoke their previous prediction in 2005, when they published an open letter to Bush in the New York Times, demanding the US rescind its support of the disengagement plan.

"We wrote to President Bush, a man who believes in the Bible, to warn him against the terrible danger to which he is exposing his country by hosting such a conference," said Rabbi Meir Druckman, one of signatories to the letter.

"The land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel. God punishes anyone who coerces Israel to give up its land," he said.

"There is no doubt the New Orleans flood from the Katrina hurricane was God's punishment for evicting the settlements," said Druckman, "with hundreds of thousands left homeless, hundreds killed or wounded and billions of dollars sent down the drain – can we really ignore God's hand collecting an eye for an eye?"

The disengagement from Gaza and the northern West Bank was completed August 23rd, 2005 – which was also the date Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas.

"Despite those consequences, yet again we find ourselves facing an initiative to expel Jews from Judea and Samaria and cede their cities to terror organizations. And once again the patrons of the event are President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

"This time the Almighty is warning the US in advance: if the plague of water was not enough now he shall send flames. While hundreds of thousands of families have already fled the terrible fires in California, and we ask you, will you really forge ahead with this malevolent plan?" added Druckman.

The letter was authored by SOS Israel, a right-wing movement which earlier this year distributed citations to IDF soldiers who disobeyed orders and refused to take part in the disengagement.

The rabbis urged Bush's administration to back down from the current direction of the peace process, saying that not an inch of Israeli land should be ceded. "Be merciful to yourselves and the beloved America and its citizens. Lay down the hand you have raised against the Creator in war. Help the people of Israel fight without compromise against the terrorists who rise against it, and then, with a pure heart, you will truly be able to pray: May God bless America," the rabbis said.

Among the rabbis who signed the letter are several leading religious figures, including Rabbis Dov Wolfa, Yekutiel Rap, Gedalia Axelrod as well as the chief rabbi of Kiryat Arba and Hebron, Dov Lior and the son of former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Yaakov Yosef.

November 05, 2007

Saint Rabin

Soccer Club To Be Punished for Fans' Booing Rabin

(IsraelNN.com) The Israel Football Association has decided to punish the Betar Jerusalem soccer club for its fans' behavior at Sunday's game during a minute of silence for slain Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin. The fans booed Rabin's name and chanted "Yigal Amir," who is serving a life sentence in prison for murdering Rabin.

The team's fans have been noted for unruly behavior and racist comments at games, but punishment has been rare until the booing was considered embarrassing enough to rule against Betar. The punishment will be decided later in the week, but a fine is the harshest punishment that can be applied, according to Voice of Israel government radio.



I am so tired of the ruling elite of Israel forcing Saint Rabin on the Israeli public.

Lets remember it was Rabin and his friends that forced Oslo on Israel. It was members of his political party that broke the law and held meetings with the PLO when it was a violation of Israeli law to do so.

Instead of forcing Saint Rabin on the Israeli public, maybe it is time to look at who has benefited the most from Oslo.

Who in the Israel "elite" has gained from a financial point of view from Oslo, from the President down to former heads of Shaback that have gone into business with former high ranking Palestinians. Instead of a minute of silence we need a ray of light on the darkness of the policies that Rabin spawned.

Release of 2,000 Terrorists Threatens Annapolis Summit

Release of 2,000 Terrorists Threatens Annapolis Summit

(IsraelNN.com) The Palestinian Authority (PA) repeated its insistence Monday that Israel release 2,000 terrorists before the planned Annapolis, Maryland conference, but a second coalition government partner has objected. Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the proposed release would force his Israel Is Our Home (Yisrael Beiteinu) party to leave the government.

Shas party leader Eli Yishai made similar comments earlier in the day. Without the two parties, the Kadima government be left with a minority and would have to re-organize or call for new elections.



It is time for Shas and Israel Beiteinu to stop making noise about leaving the coalition and just leave the coalition and thus bring to an end the sad days of the Olmert government.

I always find it amazing that the Palestinians keep asking for more prior to any "peace" talks and Israel gives in and in return after the "peace" talks are completed is rewarded by even more terrorism.

Poll: Settlers More Represent Israelis Than Peace Now

Poll: Settlers More Represent Israelis Than Peace Now

(IsraelNN.com) A Knesset TV Channel poll posed questions about Israeli society and policy vis-à-vis the Arab-Israeli conflict. When asked who better represents the Israeli public, the residents of Yesha (Judea and Samaria) or Peace Now, 43.2% said the Yesha residents while 21.2% said Peace Now. The remainder were undecided or didn't answer.

A second question was posed: "In hindsight, who was right: the Yesha residents who opposed the Disengagement, or Peace Now who supported it?" 54.2% of those polled said that the Yesha residents were right, while 26.9% said Peace Now was right. 18.9% were undecided. 49.5% said that following the June, 2007 Hamas takeover of Gaza, the towns of Judea and Samaria should be strengthened.

The poll was publicized on a Knesset TV Channel show at 3:15PM Monday, during a debate between MK Tzvi Hendel, formerly from Gaza, and Peace Now director Yariv Oppenheimer.



Will Olmert look at this poll and learn from it and the hard lesson of the Gaza retreat and turn away from the American pushed "peace" summit?

When will Israel have a leader that wants nothing short of victory over the enemies of the Jewish people?

Strength And Weakness

Large Hizbullah Training Exercise in S. Lebanon; Israel Reacts by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) A Lebanese newspaper, Al-Akhbar, reported on Monday that the Hizbullah terrorist organization held a large training exercise in southern Lebanon over the past three days. According to the report, the exercise, involving thousands of Hizbullah gunmen, took place in close proximity to the northern Israeli border.

IDF forces on the border and UN soldiers stationed in southern Lebanon reportedly did
UN soldiers stationed in southern Lebanon reportedly did nothing more than observe the exercise.
nothing more than observe the exercise. Hizbullah attempted to maintain secrecy about the large-scale training, but senor members of the terrorist group later confirmed the Al-Akhbar report.

The exercise allegedly indicated that rockets and missiles currently in the Hizbullah arsenal are able to strike anywhere deep inside Israeli territory. Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah reportedly oversaw the large training operation personally.

Reacting to the newspaper report, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora denied that any large Hizbullah exercise took place, saying that Lebanese soldiers, police and United Nations peacekeepers in southern Lebanon all denied it. The newspaper report was probably just about a "simulation" of some kind, Siniora averred.

Later on Monday, it was reported that Israeli warplanes dropped flares over the southern coast of Lebanon. The overflight mission was apparently executed in response to the Hizbullah training exercise.

A large-scale exercise by Hizbullah would be consistent with a report from several days ago by the French newspaper Le Figaro that the Shiite terrorist organization is expanding its foothold in Lebanon. In particular, the newspaper noted that Hizbullah control and activity is not limited to the area north of the Litani River; rather, the group has reconstituted its strength in southern Lebanon, as well, including in those areas under official UNIFIL control.

According to Le Figaro, witnesses in southern Lebanon reported seeing caravans of trucks moving into the area, seeing Hizbullah men digging inside orchards and then immediately covering over the ditches they dug, as well as hearing suspicious explosions.

A French military source said that the Lebanese government was aware of the stepped up Hizbullah activity south of the Litani. "Yet, for now, it is not doing a thing about it," the French source added



So the war against Hizbullah did very little to hurt them and if Israel did hurt them they seem to have recovered.

With the Winograd Committee's, now failure to name, names it is clear that the political side of Israel will fail to learn anything. When I say political side I include both the Prime Minister and his cabinet as well as the Chief of Staff of the IDF and his top generals.

Were are now faced with the situation where in the next war the political leadership of Israel will have learned nothing from the failure of the Second Lebanon War and Hizbullah is working to gain strength.

November 04, 2007

Unconditional Surrender Should Be the Goal

PA official: Calling off summit preferable to failure

Senior Palestinian source says current state of negotiations between PA and Israel holds little promise for success in Annapolis peace conference; adds Abbas may prefer to call off summit if failure becomes likely

Ali Waked
Published: 11.05.07, 00:21 / Israel News

If US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice does not present the Palestinians with a "reasonable formula" for a joint Israeli-Palestinian success at the Annapolis conference, it is very likely that the summit would have to be postponed, a senior Palestinian source told Ynet Sunday.

"However, if we do have to participate, we expect the US and the Quartet to pressure Israel heavily, so as not to allow the summit to hurt Abbas' image or become a weapon in the Palestinian opposition's hands," he explained.

"If the conference fails, this would be the last nail in the coffin of negotiations. The public's faith in the diplomatic process is nonexistent as it is, and any failure in the summit would turn the process into s corpse," the source added. "Therefore, it's better to cancel the conference than to hold a conference that would end in failure."

Olmert: We have a partner for talks

Prime minister says Annapolis peace conference will serve as starting point for negotiations with Palestinians that may bring concrete results before President Bush's term in office ends

Roni Sofer
Published: 11.04.07, 21:08 / Israel News

"Under the current circumstances, we have a partner and we are not willing to postpone the negotiations with the Palestinians to a time when this partner may not be able to fulfill the task," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday in a speech before the Saban Forum in Jerusalem.

"We shall not negotiate Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state, or the Palestinians people's right to their own state," Olmert stressed, referring to the talks ahead of the upcoming US-sponsored peace conference.

"Annapolis will not be an arena for negotiations, but it will certainly be a starting point for the real effort to realize the two-state vision," he added.

The prime minister said that the Israeli government was aware of the weakness of the Palestinian leadership, but stated that, "Mahmoud Abbas – the Palestinian Authority's president, and Salam Fayyad – the prime minister, declare publicly and without hesitation… that they want to live side by side in peace. This is an opportunity and it must be seized."

Olmert claimed that the Palestinians were committed to fighting terror. "We will not let the Palestinian neglect their duties, as stipulated in the road map for peace, or shirk our responsibilities," he said.

According to the prime minister, the two sides will engage in rigorous talks immediately after the Annapolis summit, and some concrete achievements may be obtained even before President George W. Bush's term in office ends at the end of 2008.


Rice: It's time to take chances for peace

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who also spoke at the event, said that it was vital for the US to support the moderate elements in the Palestinian Authority that were making an effort to fight terror.

Rice said that now was the time to take chances for peace.



Please read the above two articles, then ask yourself a very simple question.

How is this latest "peace" talks different from earlier efforts.

The Palestinians once again use the implied threat of violence going into the talks to get Israel to concede negotiation points and the American and Israeli leadership is totally out of touch with reality.

If Israel were to go to war with the Palestinians it would be over in a matter of days.

If Israel were to use the full force of the IDF to crush the Palestinians as America used it might to crush its enemies in World War Two then Israel at the very least might gain 20-30 years of subdued violence from our enemies the Palestinians.

But I think the shock to the Palestinians who have because of Israeli restraint convinced themselves that they have more power over Israel that they really do, would create new facts on the ground that could then bring about an end to the Palestinians as an internal threat to Israel.

The fact is that Israel has tried every tactic but what is needed to achieve victory over the Palestinians.

We are at war and the goal of a nation at war should not be a negotiated settlement but the unconditional surrender of your enemy.

November 02, 2007

Reminder About MERF Appearance

For those who would like to hear me on the radio, I am very pleased to announce that I will be having a weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum, the show is hosted By William Wolf.

The time of the show is 2pm EDT, 11 AM Pacific,12 noon Arizona, 9pm Israel, every Sunday. Please feel free to call in if you have any questions about my weekly comments. If you should happen to miss the show then you can go to the MERF web page and listen to me and other guest in the archives.

You can listen to streaming audio on line by going through the MERF web page located
at
http://www.middleeas

IDF Steps Up Pressure On Terrorist


Is radical Islamic group planning West Bank takeover? Security officials fear clandestine Hamas preparations for phase two of revolution; new IDF unit aims to uncover terror group’s giant financial apparatus, but is it too late?

Alex Fishman
Published: 11.02.07, 19:29 / Israel News

The new unit established by the IDF’s Central command has neither a name nor a number at this time. What they do have, for now, is a grey stone building packed with piles of crates filled with papers, waiting to be translated, reviewed, and classified. Meanwhile, the cabinets are packed with confiscated computer parts. All the material in this building was gathered at various West Bank offices during the nightly raids undertaken by IDF troops at least three of four times a week at Palestinian mosques, villages, and towns.


For now, there are 20 Arabic-Hebrew translators in this unit. But everyone knows this unit will be growing and hire dozens more. There is no other choice: Gaza was already overtaken by Hamas, and unless something drastic is done, a West Bank takeover is only a matter of time.


The amazing part of this story is that these materials, which are waiting to be translated, have been in the army’s hands for a while now - receipts, bank transfers, instruction manuals, and documents attesting to ties with worldwide organizations that engage in fundraising on behalf of Hamas. However, after they were collected, there was nobody out there to translate them and address the information. Most of this material simply piled up and collected dust.


Only now, IDF officials are starting to realize that we actually have no clue about the extent and depth of Hamas’ hold in the West Bank. Or as a senior military source characterized it this week: “We still don’t know how much we don’t know in all matters pertaining to Hamas’ true power in the West Bank.”



This is a great step now with the IDF stepping up intelligence on the terrorist of Judea and Samaria. Adding the IDF to the other intelligence agencies will help the army respond to the threat of terrorism, which will save Jewish lives.

November 01, 2007

Must See Video

WARNING

This video is violent and shows the true nature of the enemy.

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Heavy Heart

Published: 11/01/07, 11:34 PM Fatah Promises 'Hundreds of Rockets' in Further Escalation by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) A wing of the Fatah organization, headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, stated Thursday that it has begun an escalation in attacks on Israeli towns in the Negev. The terrorist group already claimed it was behind a barrage of rockets from Gaza that struck Sderot and its environs earlier in the day.
Brigades spokesmen called upon the residents of the city of Sderot to leave their homes.

Fatah, through its Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades arm, said that the Thursday rocket fire was part of an planned series of hundreds of rocket attacks the group has dubbed "Gaza Autumn." In their announcement of the operation, Brigades spokesmen called upon the residents of the city of Sderot to leave their homes and warned that Fatah will continue to bombard Israeli communities in the Negev.

The group said the attacks would be a response to "the evil Balfour declaration," which was issued 90 years ago this Friday. The Balfour declaration approved the creation of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel. Spokesmen for Fatah in Gaza boasted that their organization has carried out dozens of attacks on nearby Jewish towns.

The Brigades' statement also said the planned attacks are their response to IDF operations in Gaza: "They are planning for us an autumn conference and continuing to talk about a conference here and a conference there. In light of the fact that Israel continues its incursions, its daily acts of murder, its destruction of homes and its shedding of blood among us, we are announcing the military operation 'Gaza Autumn.'"



Again it must be pointed out that Abbas is Arafat with a $2000 suit and a shave.

Terrorism is used as a negotiation tool to help force Israel into giving up on key points prior to negotiations.

It is time for war not peace talks and the sooner Israel admits that and gets to the business of war the better.

Please keep in mind that my calls for war are not made lightly, my son will fight in the next war as well as his friends that he attended Israel's military academy with and many kids that are members of our family. So it is with a heavy heart that I call for war. But I know that a war today will save many Jewish lives in the future.

Druze Are Our Friends

Druze deserve equality

Violent clashes between Druze residents, police a result of ongoing discrimination

Majdi Halabi
Published: 11.01.07, 14:29 / Israel Opinion

The clashes in Peki’in between residents and police officers prove once again the Israeli establishment’s attitude to minorities living in Israel – an attitude that views any minority as an enemy of the State. This attitude isn’t new and we remember it well from the October 2000 clashes between police officers and the Arab minority that left 13 citizens dead, including one Jew.


The police become stressed out every time its members come in contact with a minority – this time it was members of the Druze sect who live in Israel, with many of its young people serving in the security forces alongside the same police officers that clashed with residents in Peki’in.


I do not justify lawbreakers, whoever they may be, and I do not accept excessive use of force by the police. I’m trying to understand why every contact between police and minority members in one village or another ends in violence. Is it because of the minority’s violent nature, or because of the arrogant attitude that makes police officers and their commanders view any minority as an enemy?


The Druze are members of a quiet sect that usually does not engage in violence and also views itself as part of Israeli society. Out of choice, most of its sons serve in the security forces, so there is no room to suspect intentions to undermine the foundations of the State. On the other end, and based on what I saw in previous cases, the police treat the Druze as a hostile minority that must be taught a lesson. Something similar happened several years ago in the Druze village of Ussafiya – then too it was over the placing of cellular antennas on roofs and the many cases of cancer in the community, attributed to radiation from the antennas.


Young Druze no longer naïve

I am not convinced that the violent clashes in Peki’in are the result of the placing of the antenna at the chicken coup. The residents’ conduct and fury stem from other reasons. For a long time now, various observers have been sounding the alarm over the State’s attitude to Druze communities. The establishment views them as a neglected minority that does not need to progress or develop, and closes deals with sheikhs and leaders as if this sect, which numbers more than 100,000 people, is a herd that follows them.


The State is unable to digest the fact that young Druze are no longer naïve, and demand the rights they deserve by law - and not as a favor from one government ministry or another. The clashes in Peki’in are the harbinger to what could happen in other Druze communities as a result of neglect and discrimination – whether it is in matters of land and areas of jurisdiction or in matters of local authority budgets and community development.


The Druze villages are sitting on a powder keg that may explode in the face of our national leaders, who make do with declarations and don’t do a thing to integrate the loyal Druze sect into government institutions. The expropriation of land at Druze communities, for example, for the purpose of developing Jewish communities could lead to a conflagration. And by the way, one of the reasons for the resistance of Arab Israelis to national service is the inequality faced by Druze soldiers and the ongoing discrimination.


I do not accept violence of any kind, and I demand that the State enforce the law everywhere, in the same manner and without resorting to excessive force. However, I do not recall the use of force when cellular antennas were torched in the Town of Nesher, near Haifa, or in Petach Tikva, or in Bat Yam, or in other areas.



One of my biggest fears through the years is that the "leadership" of Israel will so abuse the Druze that they drive a wedge between this wonderful people the Druze and the Jewish people.

The relationship between our two peoples goes back to the time of Moses Yithro the father in law of Moses is the patriarch of the Druze according to their history.

Druze have fought and died along side of our fighters since the start of the State and G-D help us if we ignore and or abuse these wonderful people.

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