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December 31, 2007

It's Not Personal, It's Just Business

Monday, December 31, 2007 Report: Olmert pushing to help son of Mahmoud Abbas in business


Israel Television Channel One reporter Ayala Chason reported on the evening
Mabat news program that Prime Minister Olmert's office is pushing to help a
cellular phone business owned in part by Tarek Abbas, the son of Mahmoud
Abbas.

The cellular phone company, that is mostly owned by Kuwaitis, has already
invested hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure to provide
service that would compete against the existing Palestinian mobile phone
company - but it has yet to be assigned communication frequencies.

Israeli security officials oppose assigning these frequencies to any company
on security grounds and in fact have also prevented an Israeli company from
getting them.

DM Barak, ISA (Shabbak) head Yuval Diskin and the Minister of Communication
all oppose granting the frequencies to the company partially owned by Tarek
Abbas but in recent days the Prime Minister's Office has been pushing for
such a move.

The Prime Minister's Office responded to Chason that they never knew of the
family connection between Mahmoud Abbas and the deal.

The Ministry of Defense followed up on this response by noting to Chason
that the family connection had been mentioned at every meeting they have
held on the matter.



First we had Peres the Pimp for the Palestinians and now it seems Olmert is working to provide business for our enemies as well.

Until our leaders start to view our enemies as enemies instead of people to do business with we will suffer terrorism and morn for Jews that have been murdered by the terrorist our leaders business partners support.

The problem is our leader's view terrorism as a business problem and they refuse to take it personal.

Murdered Jews I take personal and I want a leader that will make it their business to go to war against the enemies of Am Israel.

December 30, 2007

Murder And Libel

Friday Terror Attackers Claim 'Business Dispute'

(IsraelNN.com) Two of the murderers of two off-duty IDF soldiers were caught and told Palestinian Authority police Sunday that they killed the hikers as a result of a "business dispute," according to a report by the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency. Both claimed to have no political affiliation.

One of the terrorists who opened fire at the two soldiers and a third companion was killed instantly when the soldiers returned fire; a second one died of his wounds a short time later. Several others escaped. The third hiker, a young Israeli woman, said an SUV drove back and forth several times as they walked near the Telem Spring before approaching their group and opening fire.

Hevron security commander Samih As-Sayif was quoted Sunday by Ma'an as saying the murder was "a criminal offense, not an act of political violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict." Earlier, added the report, the Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations had all claimed responsibility for the attack. As-Sayif said the claims were false "attempts to curry favor with the Palestinian public and confuse the security services."



This makes me so mad, we now see a whole new low in the Palestinians. The new ploy it seems is after they murder you, they will claim it was a business dispute rather than terrorism in an effort to keep Condi Rice happy.

So now you can be murdered by these scum and before your dead body is in the ground you will be libeled.

The record is clear, both of these fine young men that were murdered were religious young men and they both served in units in the IDF so elite, that we can't publish where they served even after they are dead.

I only pray for the day that we will have a government in Israel that would hunt these scum down and kill them for both the crimes of murder and then libel against our fine fallen.

December 29, 2007

EU Aids Terrorist, Again

Army finds explosive chemicals in EU aid bags

6.5 tons of potassium nitrate hidden in sacks marked as sugar from the European Union for needy Palestinians in Gaza. EU declines comment

Reuters
Published: 12.29.07, 21:57 / Israel News

Israel said on Saturday it had recently seized a truck carrying chemicals used to make explosives hidden in bags marked as EU aid for the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.


The army said 6.5 tons of potassium nitrate were in bags marked as sugar from the European Union for Palestinians in the coastal enclave.


EU officials in Jerusalem had no immediate comment.


The cargo in a Palestinian truck was traveling in the West Bank and seized several weeks ago at an Israeli checkpoint, the army said.

Our enemies are engaged in total war and we are still playing games. This results in the deaths of Jews and the weakening of Israel.

When are we going to fight?

December 28, 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

Training Carries The Day

Troops hunt for terrorists in Hebron hospital

IDF broadens search for Islamic Jihad gunmen who killed two off duty soldiers Friday afternoon to Palestinian hospital. Israeli officers praise conduct of slain commandos who managed to kill one terrorist, wound others during exchange of fire: 'They fought bravely till the bitter end'

Ali Waked
Published: 12.28.07, 21:32 / Israel News

Palestinian sources reported Friday evening that IDF forces entered the al-Ahli hospital in Hebron to search among its patients for the Palestinian gunmen involved in the killing of two Israeli hikers earlier in the day.

According to the report soldiers entered the hospital and are examining patients ID's in an attempt to track down the cell members.

Cpl. Ahikam Amihai (20) and Sgt. David Ruben (21), both residents of the neighboring settlement of Kiryat Arba, were hiking through the Telem Creek area with an unnamed female companion when a group of four Palestinians drove up towards them and opened fire.

Amihai and Ruben, who both served in elite commando units, were reportedly carrying their firearms with them and were able to return fire, killing one of the Palestinian gunmen and seriously wounding another before succumbing to their injuries.

The al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, claimed responsibility for the shooting.



Training carries the day.

Even though the two young soldiers were murdered in an ambush terror attack their training took over and they were able to return fire.

The Israeli government should allow civilians to purchase rifles in order to better defend themselves. These soldiers more than likely would not been able to fight back to the extent that they did if they had been only armed with pistols.

You never take a pistol to a gun fight unless you have no choice.

December 26, 2007

Olmert: Evacuation Law Should be 'Seriously Considered'


(IsraelNN.com) Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Knesset members from ultra-leftist Meretz discussed the application of the Evacuation-Compensation Law to residents of Judea and Samaria, and Olmert said the idea "must be seriously considered," according to the Jerusalem Post.

The leftist MKs called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to dismantle the outposts in Judea and Samaria they call "illegal," to cease construction beyond the Green Line and to halt the expansion of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa.

Olmert said Israel was being "extremely careful" and that construction in Judea and Samaria was only being carried out in larger settlement blocs. Olmert reportedly also said he was satisfied with the stability of his coalition.



As I reported last week Haim Ramon started to push this bill in the Knesset and now it is starting to get traction.

We are going to loose Judea and Samaria including parts of Jerusalem if we are not willing to fight to keep them.

Throw Some Lead

Published: 12/26/07, 10:51 PM Defense Minister Barak: We Can't Defend Yad Yair Synagogue by Hana Levi Julian

(IsraelNN.com) Defense Minister Ehud Barak informed MK Rabbi Meir Porush (UTJ) in a letter Wednesday that the Israel Defense Forces cannot protect the Yad Yair synagogue in Samaria.

Barak recommended that the synagogue be moved instead.

"The congregation which prays at Yad Yair Synagogue in the Binyamin area faces security risks and it is hard to secure it in a permanent and continuous manner," wrote Barak. "Therefore, the IDF recommends relocating the synagogue to the Talmonim Bloc, thus preventing a situation in which human lives are put at risk."

Built more than ten years ago, the Jewish house of worship is located near the Binyamin region community of Dolev, northwest of Ramallah, in Samaria.

Barak's letter was written following a demand by Porush for an explanation regarding an attack in October on the synagogue. Torah scrolls, prayer books and other Jewish sacred texts were destroyed in the flames.

The arsonists also defaced the nearby memorial to Yair Mendelson, for whom the synagogue is named. Mendelson was murdered by Arabs at the beginning of the first intifada in the 1980's.

The attack in October was the third in 18 months. Both the synagogue and an adjoining building are located on privately-owned Jewish land.



The list of places that the Israeli "elites" can't defend grows longer by the day.

First it was Gaza, then Sderot, now parts of Judea and Samaria, next week it will be parts of Jerusalem and by this time next year Tel Aviv.

Well I am not an "elite" but I know how to defend Israel.

First you allow any Jew that wants to buy a gun and I don't mean just a pistol you allow the sale of real assault weapons to Jews and Druze.

Second to relax the rules on when you can open fire, an Arab throws a stone you return the favor by throwing some lead.

Next you turn the IDF loose in a declared war against the Palestinians, with no quarter given or asked for. The only goal of the IDF must be victory over our enemies.

Activists Plan Defiant Construction For Bush Israel Visit

Activists Plan Defiant Construction For Bush Israel Visit by Ezra HaLevi

(IsraelNN.com) Land of Israel activists are planning a grand display of defiance for the upcoming visit of US President George W. Bush to Israel, who is hoping to push plans to partition the land.

“We cannot allow the Israeli government to maintain the illusion that it is acting in the interests of the Jewish People,” reads literature promoting the multi-pronged protest. “The Olmert government no longer even feels obligated to safeguard the lives and property of its own Jewish citizens. The population of Sderot and the western Negev remains under constant missile attack, and the Jews expelled from Gush Katif continue to languish in refugee camps.”

On Tuesday, January 8 – the day before the projected date of Bush’s Jerusalem visit – a massive building campaign in Judea and Samaria will be kicked off in Jerusalem’s southeastern Har Homa (Homat Shmuel) neighborhood. There, leaders and activists will declare Israel’s right to build in Jerusalem and in the entire Land of Israel.

From there, activists will leave, with vehicles loaded with building materials, for points throughout Judea and Samaria.

The leaders of the umbrella organization of several extra-parliamentary groups that have taken part in various grassroots activism since the 2005 Disengagement, say they intend to thwart plans to establish a Palestinian Authority state by creating new Jewish communities.

“With George W. Bush's planned visit to Israel in January, in which he will pressure the Olmert government to stop building the Land of Israel and even to divide it, it is essential that we broadcast to the entire world the message of Jewish steadfastness and loyalty to the entire Land of Israel,” they say.

Participants include the Land of Israel Faithful, Youth for Eretz Israel, Women in Green, Homesh First, The Committee to Save the People and the Land, Komemiyut, Maginei Eretz, Mattot Arim, Land of Israel Forum, VeYirashtem Otah, local Action Committees and the Committee for the Expansion of Homat Shmuel (Har Homa).

Supporters the world over are being given the opportunity to purchase cinder blocks, cement, generators, tools, sand, gravel, pipes, chemical toilets, doors, windows, tin roofs, cement mixers and other building materials.

Organizers plan on displaying the names of those who pay for the truckloads of supplies on the side of the vehicles, “emphasizing that the Jews living in Israel's Biblical heartland have the support of friends from all over the world.”

Herzl Yechezkel, of the Committee for the Expansion of Har Homa, spoke with Arutz-7 about the upcoming activity. “The neighborhood continues to grow despite all the talk in the news. We want to remind all of Israel that we are located within the municipal border of Jerusalem and have been an inseparable part of the State of Israel since the neighborhood was established by Yitzchak Rabin. We are taking part in this protest to strengthen the resolve of the Prime Minister and the government in the face of pressure.”

Yechezkel says that Har Homa currently has 20,000 residents, but there are plans to triple that figure in the future.

“Our message to Bush, on Rosh Chodesh Shvat,” said Yechezkel, “is that you don’t mess with Jerusalem. Jerusalem is our heart and if you try to harm our heart that is very serious.”

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December 25, 2007

To The Back Of The Bus

Kfar Shalem: Gov't Erred in 1948, Residents Pay Price Today by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) A 43-year-old legal struggle is now one step away from its end after police and Border Guard forces evicted some 30 people from the Kfar Shalem neighborhood in Tel Aviv. Another 30 people still remain on what was once a 14-dunam (56-acre) disputed area.

A recent Supreme Court decision turning down the residents' final appeal paved the way for the police to evict them from their homes on the privately-owned land. The police arrived in force early this morning (Tuesday), expecting violent opposition - but their fears were largely not actualized. Three protestors were arrested, but no major violence; the residents' belongings were uneventfully loaded onto trucks - eyewitnesses at the site did not know where these trucks would be headed - and the buildings were gradually demolished, one by one.

The story began in 1948, when the newly-established State of Israel settled Jews from Yemen on the lands of what had been the hostile Arab village of Salama; Israeli forces had conquered the area in order to stop Arab sniper fire at the Jewish neighborhoods of Yad Eliyahu, Ezra and HaTikvah. The new Jewish neighborhood was named Kfar Shalem.

In 1965, the government passed a law stipulating relocation and compensation for the families, but it took years - and the killing by police of a resident during an attempted forced eviction in 1982 - before implementation of the law began. In the early 90's, it was learned that part of the land was actually privately-owned by a British citizen, meaning that the government's allocation of it to the new immigrants had been in error. Many of the families in Kfar Shalem were generously compensated by the State at that time when they were relocated to another area, but their neighbors living next-door were left out of the arrangement because their homes were on privately-owned parcels.

The legal situation became more entangled when a woman named Ruma Efrati purchased the land - at a discount, because of the fact that the land was occupied - and began to make plans to build a large housing complex there. After years of legal delays, the Supreme Court recently ruled that she may exercise her right to have the residents removed, regardless of whether the sides reach an agreement regarding compensation.

A Haaretz report of this past summer quotes Dr. Sandy Kedar, a lawyer who teaches at Haifa University, saying that though the eviction may be on solid ground in terms of dry law, "If you look at what is happening in Kfar Shalem and compare it, for example, to Kibbutz Galil Yam, then it can be argued that this is a discriminatory policy verging on illegality." The reference is to a decision by the government earlier this year enabling residents of state-owned kibbutz land to sell the land for an enormous profit - while those of Kfar Shalem are given nothing.

Resident Speaks With Arutz-7
Dudi Balasi, whose family arrived from Yemen 60 years ago and was settled in Kfar Shalem, told Arutz-7 that the entire affair is a scandal involving an "evil alliance" of government (specifically, the Tel Aviv Municipality) and real estate business interests operating at the expense of citizens who fell victim to a government mistake for which no one wishes to take responsibility. "Even more than that," he said. "I have been paying rent to the Amidar government housing agency for many years - even though in 2002, this very property that I have been paying for was sold to Mrs. Efrati. So why did they take money from me?"

Asked if Amidar had offered to return his rent money, Balasi said, "Who wants rent? What we demand is alternate housing, period."

Balasi said that his father's brother's daughter had been one of the famous Yemenite Children who disappeared in the early 50's: "My uncle brought her to the hospital one day, and was suddenly told that she had died..."

Asked where he would now live, Balasi said, "The bulldozers only destroyed part of our house, because it was built precisely on a line dividing up the various parcels of land. So we're left with two small rooms, and I'm waiting for a tent to arrive."

The City's Response
A staffer at the Tel Aviv Municipality Spokesman's office told Arutz-7 that it had no statement to make, as it it not a party to the dispute. Asked if the municipality would aid the displaced residents, she said, "Those who need help will receive it; representatives of our social welfare department were at the site today."



Just one more action by the government to harm the weakest members of society while making more money for a member of the "elite". This falls in line with the new law to highly tax members of a moshav that sell their home, the sale of the house is at least 1/3 of the value of the home. It should be noted that this tax does not apply to others selling their homes.

Once again the action of the government are telling Yemenites like Ethiopians, to the back of the bus. You can not be allowed to make too much money, you must know your place.

Bush And Rice Want Too Much

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Israel fears clash with U.S. over peace talks' impasse
By Barak Ravid Haaretz Last update - 03:37 23/12/2007
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/937198.html

A senior adviser to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel may come into
conflict with the United States over increased pressure by Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice to advance talks with the Palestinian Authority.
Meanwhile, the Israeli and PA negotiating teams, headed by Foreign Minister
Tzipi Livni and Ahmed Qureia, respectively, are to meet Sunday ahead of
Tuesday's meeting between Olmert and PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

The U.S. might want to up the pressure on Israel to fulfil its obligations
in the first stage of the road map, the adviser said in private
conversations, particularly removing illegal outposts and freezing
construction in the territories.

"Their demands from Israel will only increase and it is not certain that we
can meet them under the circumstances," he added.

The adviser said that in Vice Premier Haim Ramon's talks with American
officials, he had gone "too far in promising them things to please them."

Another senior government official involved in the talks also warned of
expected crises with the Palestinians and the Americans.

"Israel has created a series of far-reaching expectations in the
international arena," this official said, referring to the implementation of
the first part of the road map, "but this is not going to happen."

"There is no political capability either to evacuate settlements or freeze
construction in the settlements," the second official added.

According to this official, the problem will be even greater when
negotiations begin on the core issues. "There are detailed files that
include Israel's position on the day negotiations came to a halt in 2001,"
he said. "What will happen when they open the Jerusalem file, for example?
They'll find that Israel's final position at Taba is light-years away from
Israel's opening position today."

Israel's main problem is the Palestinians' lack of faith in Olmert's and
Livni's intentions. Construction in Har Homa and reports of talks toward a
cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza have created great suspicion on the
Palestinian side.

The U.S. administration is not satisfied with Israel's conduct, especially
with regard to the tender for new construction in Har Homa and reports of
planning for a new neighborhood in Atarot in north Jerusalem. U.S. State
Department officials have conceded there is a feeling in Washington that,
"It isn't clear who's in charge in Israel - the government or the officials
that approve the construction."

Assistant Secretary of State David Welch has even reportedly told Livni that
the U.S. does not know what surprise might bog down the talks again. In
comments behind closed doors, U.S. officials say that they want assurances
from Israel that a Har Homa-style incident will not recur.

Livni, the main impetus behind the talks, reportedly wants to keep them low
profile to avoid widely-publicized crises like those in the last round of
talks between the teams. Olmert also wants to move the talks ahead, but to
do so without breaking up the coalition. Meanwhile, sources in the Prime
Minister's Bureau said that negotiations will not move ahead, at least not
before President George W. Bush's visit on January 9.

One of the problems in the talks is that Israel has still not decided how
the political-security establishment will prepare for them.

Olmert met with Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak Thursday to discuss
the matter.

The main point of agreement among the three is to appoint Brigadier General
Udi Dekel as head of the negotiation administration, although it is not
clear whether he has accepted the post.



Israel has failed the Jewish refugees of Gaza and we all remember the trauma that the retreat from Gaza caused.

Gaza involved less than 9,000 Jews, I really don't see how any one in their right mind can think that Israel can pull off a retreat from Judea and Samaria.

It would be easier to go to war against the Palestinians and to allow the war to create new facts on the ground,
than it will be to remove 300,000 Jews from their homes.

How many soldiers will refuse the order to throw Jews from their homes?

It will be so many soldiers that the IDF will not be able to carry out the mission.

How many soldiers would refuse to go to war against the Palestinians?

It would be a handful.

American politicians need to cut their ties to Saudi oil money and allow freedom of action for Israel for this will be the shortest path to peace in the Middle East and it will not result in a terrorist state called Palestine.

December 24, 2007

Jews Fighting Back Isn't OK

Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflicts, Radhika Coomaraswamy, tours southern Lebanon, says Israel used 'disproportionate force' during war Associated Press

A UN envoy for children in conflict said Thursday she had been horrified by the destruction of a Lebanese village besieged by Israeli troops last year, and that many of Israel's actions during the war against Hizbullah had violated international law.

The UN's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflicts, Radhika Coomaraswamy, told reporters she would discuss Israel's conduct during the Second Lebanon War when she meets its government on the next stop of her Middle East tour.

''I think the message is very clear - the need to respect civilians'' and to distinguish between civilians and combatants, Coomaraswamy said in Beirut after a three-day visit to Lebanon.

She referred to Israel's dropping of millions of cluster bombs during the 34-day war and its ''disproportionate use of force,'' which destroyed much of Lebanon's infrastructure.

Coomaraswamy said she was ''horrified'' by the destruction she saw in the southern Lebanese village of Bint Jbeil ''and the considerable impact that it had on children.''

''Many of the actions taken in the Lebanese war appear to have violated international humanitarian law,'' Coomaraswamy said when asked if she would be raising with Israeli officials what their armed forces had done in Lebanon.

She said she would add her voice to those pressing Israel to provide data on the location of the cluster bombs dropped on southern Lebanon in the last days of the war. ''Apparently they do have the data in the computer,'' she said.

So lets get this straight Hizbullah shooting missiles down on population centers is OK.

Hizbullah placing their fighters inside civilian villages forcing the IDF into those villages to fight them is OK.

Hizbullah crossing the border and attacking Israeli agricultural civilian villages is OK.

Hizbullah crossing the border to murder Israeli soldiers and to kidnap the survivors of the ambush is OK.

But if those Jews fight back it isn't OK.

Radhika Coomaraswamy says Israel used 'disproportionate force' during the war, I don't understand such terminology.

If you are attacked in an act of war, you must fight back and use what power is necessary to kill your enemy and destroy his infrastructure, thus destroy his will to fight.

I remember seeing a B29 piolot interview about the fire bombing raid that America carried out against Tokyo in World War 2. This piolt said they were flying at something like 12,000 feet and the updraft from the heat of Tokyo burning was so great that ruble and people and parts of people were flying up past the aircraft in such a great volume that America lost aircraft from being hit by this material.

Tokyo was justified in my book as was the use of atomic weapons on Japanese cities.

Israel should have hit Hizbullah even harder, then we would not have suffered our first military defeat in our history.

December 23, 2007

Bad Kid

Heb. U. Paper Finds: IDF Has Political Motives for Not Raping by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) A research paper that won a Hebrew University teachers' committee prize finds that the lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian women is designed to serve a political purpose.

The abstract of the paper, authored by doctoral candidate Tal Nitzan, notes that the paper shows that "the lack of organized military rape is an alternate way of realizing [particular] political goals."

The next sentence delineates the particular goals that are realized in this manner: "In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it can be seen that the lack of military rape merely strengthens the ethnic boundaries and clarifies the inter-ethnic differences - just as organized military rape would have done."

The paper further theorizes that Arab women in Judea and Samaria are not raped by IDF soldiers because the women are de-humanized in the soldiers' eyes.

The paper was published by the Hebrew University's Shaine Center, based on the recommendation of a Hebrew University professors' committee headed by Dr. Zali Gurevitch.

"I do not have the entire text in front of me," Gurevitch said, when contacted by Arutz-7, "and I don't think we can jump to conclusions based on partial sentences, but I can say the following: This was a very serious paper that asked two important questions: Is the relative lack of IDF rapes a noteworthy phenomenon, and if so, why is it that there are so few IDF rapes when in similar situations around the world, rape is much more common?"

Observers and Academia
Arutz-7: "Can't it just be that Israeli soldiers come from a culture that very much condemns rape? And why not mention the much-touted 'purity of arms,' i.e., the high moral conduct, of the Israeli Army?"

Gurevitch said that observers do not have the right to demand a particular explanation to a given phenomenon. He said that the researcher had done a serious job, based on interviews with 25 soldiers and other accounts, and that the right-wing should not jump to the conclusion that this was simply another "secular, left-wing" generality.

Makor Rishon editor Amnon Lord, who first publicized the story, wrote that not only did researcher Nitzan not consider Jewish tradition as an explanation, but neither did she "raise the possibility that her initial assumption - namely, that the situation in Judea and Samaria is just like any other situation of conquest - may be wrong."

Demographic Fears
Nitzan's paper did, however, give much space to the explanation that the Israeli soldiers refrained from rape out of demographic considerations. She explained at length how fearful the Jewish population is of the growing Arab population, and how in cases of wartime rape, the baby is generally assumed to be of the mother's nationality.

"It is noteworthy," Lord concludes, "that Palestinian propaganda around the world frequently accuses Israelis of murder and rape. Such that this situation is unique: An army is found blameworthy of rape, and is also blameworthy of not raping."



What a load of crap.

I have commanded men in the field and if I ever caught one of my men raping a woman the police would be a welcome sight for them by the time I got done with them. As a former Deputy Sheriff I hate rapist.

But I never had to worry about my guys for they were all 100% of them religious and non religious moral men.

Rape of any woman would have never been a possibility with these guys, they would not have raped an Arab woman, a Jewish woman or even a woman from Mars if their was such a woman.

So this leftist student who hates herself and the fact she is Jewish, tells the whole world that we don't rape because we are racist not because we are moral.

If the leftist are the leaders of tomorrow in Israel their will be an end to Israel.

Good Kids

Israeli Zionist Council commissions study which shows that Israeli youth have faith in IDF, do not trust politicians and most believe Israeli-Arabs are not loyal to State
Yael Branovsky

A poll carried out by the Smith Institute at the behest of the Israeli Zionism Institute found that 35% of Israeli youth would be interested in moving abroad if they had the opportunity compared with 48% who believe it is better to live in Israel.

The survey, carried out in anticipation of the National Zionist Youth Congress set to kick off on Monday, was conducted among 400 Israeli adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18.

According to the poll, a whopping 70% of Israeli teens feel that Israeli-Arabs are not loyal citizens of the State. Nearly half of those questioned said that if Israeli-Arabs completed national service, they would feel differently.

Seventy-three percent responded that they have full confidence in the IDF compared to a mere 21% that said they only have a certain degree of confidence and 5% that have no faith at all in the military.

As far as politics was concerned, the picture was much bleaker. Only 11% said they trusted the political leadership compared with 34% who said they had some confidence and 54% who answered they had no faith at all.

Forty-one percent remarked that the Israeli government was more corrupt than governments abroad and 18% said it was less corrupt. A third answered that there was no difference.


Jews first, Israelis second

The majority of those polled – 73% – defined themselves first and foremost as Jews and secondly as Israelis.

Twenty-seven percent said that serving in the IDF and preserving Jewish values were concepts they most closely identified with Zionism.

Half of those questioned believe that those who finish national service should receive the same benefits as those who finish military service in the IDF. Forty-six percent said that discharged soldiers should receive more benefits.

Moshe Ben Attar, the director-general of the Israeli Zionism Council, noted that the survey showed that "many adolescents feel torn and a sense of not belonging to the nation and heritage and there is a need to enact a touch measure that will define the next generation's sense of belonging to the State and the need to identify with its values."



These are the kids that can and will build a strong Israel in the future.

We must not fail these kids, by letting Olmert and his henchmen in the Knesset give away the heart land of Israel. By fighting and defeating the scum that leads Israel today we assure the success of this future generation of leaders.

December 21, 2007

Middle East Radio Forum- Special Guest This Sunday

I would like to remind everyone of my weekly appearance on the Middle East Radio Forum. This week the show will have a special guest after my segment.

Brigette Gabriel will be on the remainder of the show. Do not miss the show as this brave woman speaks of the hatred of Christians and Jews by Muslims.

The show can be heard at 11:00 noon Pacific Time

You can link to the show here http://www.middleeastradioforum.org/

Not For Sale

The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition

Ramon looking to compensate settlers
JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 21, 2007

Deputy Prime Minister Haim Ramon is looking into possible legislation which would offer compensation to settlers willing to leave their West Bank residencies, Army Radio reported Friday.

According to the radio station, Ramon was probing the political prospects of such a bill.


According to a Knesset report 85% of the Gaza refugees are still living in "temporary housing", their is also nearly 50% unemployment among the victims of the Gaza retreat.

Should Israel allow a convicted sex offender to work to throw hundreds of thousands of Jews from their homes?

Does Ramon think that the majority of the Jews that live in Judea and Samaria are going to sell out? It must be hard for a person like Ramon to understand values and religious belief, he thinks everyone is scum like he is.

If Israel is either unwilling or not able to solve the living conditions of less than 9000 Israel created Jewish refugees, we must ask what are the ramifications of Israel creating an additional 300,000 refugees?


December 20, 2007

Mezuzah Magic

mezuzah hebron.jpg


IDF: Rabbi unintentionally placed mezuzah on Casbah

Ynet article featuring pictures of IDF soldiers placing mezuzah on wall in Hebron casbah arouses wave of criticism. Brigadier commander investigating incident
Efrat Weiss

The IDF drew scathing criticism from politicians and left-wing activists on Thursday after Ynet reported soldiers had affixed a mezuzah to the entrance of Hebron's Casbah.

Military officials responded to the widespread condemnation and said that the rabbi had not understood the implications of his actions or the sensitivity of the matter.

Brigade commander, Col. Yehudah Fox, ordered an investigation be opened into the matter. After a thorough inquiry is concluded, he said, he would decide what disciplinary steps are to be taken against the officer and soldiers who participated in the ceremony.

Military officials told Ynet that the investigation's initial findings "indicate that the rabbi had unintentionally affixed the mezuzah and that immediately after the incident began to make waves, the offending mezuzah was removed."


'Punish soldiers for provocation'

The "clandestine mission," which took place in one of the most sensitive areas in the West Bank, unleashed a torrent of criticism from Israel's left.

Yariv Oppenheimer, secretary-general of the Peace Now movement, sent a complaint to Maj. Gen. Gadi Shmani, head of Central Command, saying that "the ceremony was not given any legal authorization and the placing of the mezuzah was not only against regulations but also illegal."

Oppenheimer chastised the military for the incident. "Instead of preventing provocation, the soldiers, led by the rabbi, decided to take part in the event and assist the settlers. They acted against military regulations and took part in a political provocation that was unlawfully carried out.

"IDF soldiers are stationed in the city in order to maintain security and not to take part in controversial political acts," Oppenheimer wrote.

Peace Now issued a statement calling for Rabbi Peretz and the soldiers who participated in the ceremony to stand trial.

Knesset members also weighed in on the contentious move. MK Ran Cohen (Meretz) said that "this is a thuggish act vis-à-vis Palestinians who have not been able to live their lives for years. Even worse than that, this time it was not only done under IDF auspices but by soldiers who were engaging in severe political provocation."

MK Avshalom Vilan (Meretz) called on Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi to convene a discussion on the matter and deal with the perpetrators "to the fullest extent of the law."

"A uniformed rabbi who participates in an act with lawbreakers disgraces the IDF and should be punished," said Vilan.



The Rabbi unintentionally placed the Mezuzah, or at least this is according to the IDF.

So let me get this correct a Rabbi was walking through the casbah in Hebron and a Mezuzah just to be with him and by magic it flew from his hands and was mounted correctly on the door or gate post in the casbah.

Does the IDF take us for idiots?

An IDF Rabbi was doing his job and the left doesn't like it so now the IDF has to back track and even punish a Rabbi for doing what a Rabbi does and punish Jewish soldiers for being Jews.

If the government was made up of Jews and not the elite Israeli scum that currently occupies our Knesset then maybe the IDf would go place a mezuzah on the doors at the offices of Peace Now and place the Torah portions under guard to protect them from the self hating scum that is peace now.

December 19, 2007

IDF Arrests Terrorist who Planned Bombing



(IsraelNN.com) IDF spokesmen announced Wednesday afternoon that wanted terrorist Sami Zayoud was arrested overnight on Tuesday in a village northwest of Jenin. Zayoud was responsible for sending a car with a 400-kilogram bomb towards an Israeli city in 2002. Border police officers caught the would-be bomber near Givat Ada, and the bomb was safely dismantled.

Zayoud fought his captors and attempted to escape. Soldiers shot him in the neck before he could flee. Zayoud was taken to an Israeli hospital in serious condition.

December 18, 2007

Woe Is Us

Arab MK Seeks to Outlaw Public Cursing of Mohammed

(IsraelNN.com) United Arab List Knesset Member Ibrahim Sarsur plans to introduce legislation that would outlaw cursing Mohammed in public.

Sarsur, an Islamist, said he was prompted to propose the law after Jewish soccer fans ridiculed Mohammed, considered a prophet in Islam, as a means of provoking their Arab opponents.

Cursing Mohammed in public and making offensive anti-Islamist remarks would be punishable by a three year jail term and a $25,000 fine if the law were to be passed.

If this is allowed to become law, it will show beyond any shadow of doubt how out of touch the members of Knesset really are.

My question is what constitutes an anti Islamic remark?

Does the following qualify, Islam is out to destroy Israel and murder 6,000,000 Jews. That under Islam I am to be forced into the status of a dhimmi and before I would ever submit I will curse Mohammed and Islam and fight to the death. Hopefully the death of our enemies but if it means my death, I will die rather than bend my knees to Mohammed or his followers.

Retreat Works-Yeah Right

New Report Shows 85% of Expellees Still in Temp. Sites

(IsraelNN.com) The Knesset lobby for former residents of Gush Katif will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the harsh living conditions of those expelled from their homes in Gaza and northern Samaria due to the 2005 Disengagement.

A report will be presented by representatives of the communities updating the lobby on the condition of the communities 28 months after the eviction.

One of the statistics to be presented is that 85 percent of the families still live in temporary housing. The caravan sites were built to last two years, but it is now clear that they will be used from six to eight years. Also, 1,260 of 3,500 workers are still unemployed.



How can the left continue to foster the fantasy of an Israeli retreat from Judea and Samaria in light of the human suffering that the Gaza retreat has caused?

How can Israel look the Jews of Judea and Samaria in the face and say after a retreat from Judea and Samaria don't worry we will take care of you.

This does not even begin to address the Qassam rockets that continue to fly from Gaza into Israel.

U.S. JCS Chief Tries To Calm Israelis Over Iran

Monday, December 17, 2007

U.S. JCS Chief Tries To Calm Israelis Over Iran
By BARBARA OPALL-ROME 12/17/07 19:21
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TEL AVIV - Unlike the United States, whose global interests and large
budgets allow for forces tailored to symmetric as well as asymmetric
warfare, Israeli planners say their future force must be dictated by demands
of conventional combat, and only then adapted for lower-intensity scenarios.

In a brief visit here by U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Mullen, the first by a
chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) in a decade, Israeli
officials discussed not only the differences driving U.S. and Israeli force
planning, but conflicting conclusions by their respective intelligence
communities regarding Iran's nuclear weapon program.

They also discussed the many similarities in the way both militaries view
the global terror threat, the destabilizing effect of radical Islam, and the
need to check Iranian and Syrian adventurism in the region, sources from
both countries said.

Hosted by Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, Israel's top-ranking military officer,
Mullen's Dec. 9-10 stop here following a conference in Bahrain provided a
rare opportunity for detailed, back-to-back briefings by most IDF General
Staff members.

U.S. officials insisted the trip was not aimed at controlling damage from
the controversial National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), but Mullen's visit
allowed officials to vent frustrations over findings that Tehran had
suspended its nuclear weapon program and was now less intent on acquiring
atomic arms.

In a Dec. 11 interview, an Israeli official conceded that presentations by
Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, director of military intelligence, contained no new
data or supporting evidence that had not already been shared with U.S.
allies. Nevertheless, he said, the briefing provided a thorough
chronological accounting and methodological explanation of how Israeli
analysts arrived at conclusions that ran counter to the NIE, released Dec.
3.

According to the official, Mullen repeatedly tried to assuage Israeli angst
over the damage the downgraded U.S. threat estimate would inflict on efforts
to rally international opposition to Iran's uranium enrichment program.

"The chairman insisted he still viewed Iran as a significant threat to the
region, and that was nice. But so what? The damage from the NIE is already
done," he said.

A JCS spokesman, Capt. John Kirby, confirmed that Mullen "remains concerned
about the continued threat by Iran's actions, words and intentions in the
region."

The JCS spokesman added that Mullen views Israel as a close and important
ally and that during his visit, both sides pledged to strengthen
military-to-military ties through continued dialogue, joint exercises,
intelligence sharing and other forms of strategic cooperation.

Building Forces for Full-Scale War

In a sanitized account of his discussions with Mullen, Ashkenazi cited the
Iranian nuclear threat and other negative developments in the region that
may compel the IDF to wage simultaneous symmetric and asymmetric combat on
multiple fronts. At the same time, the IDF must defend the Israeli home
front from increasingly lethal and long-range rocket and missile attacks, he
said.

Addressing participants at a Dec. 12 conference by Tel Aviv University's
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Ashkenazi said the IDF is
reorganizing and re-equipping itself to deliver rapid, decisive victory.

"The basis for this will be determined by our ability to be decisive in
symmetric engagements," he said. "By preparing to win conventional wars, the
IDF will acquire decisive capabilities also for asymmetrical engagements,
and not vice versa.

At the same time, Ashkenazi said, the IDF knows how to build small numbers
of smart, special units - such as undercover commandos operating in the West
Bank - with the "unique knowledge and all the special tools in the toolbox
that they require."

He also cautioned that asymmetrical tactics, operating concepts and force
structure differs in each of IDF's geographic theaters. "Not every
asymmetric war
is the same. There are differences in how we fight in Gaza, against
Hizbollah in Lebanon and in the West Bank, and the key is to know how to
distinguish among the differences and exploit them."

But Ashkenazi insisted that one thing remains common to all of the IDF's
asymmetric war-fighting scenarios: "We'll always need a physical presence,
both for intelligence and for operative control. We cannot rely on firepower
to be decisive in asymmetric war."

In a direct reference to Iran, Ashkenazi said the coming years will require
the IDF to strengthen its "long-arm" attack capabilities andearly warning,
intelligence and networked command-and-control systems.

"It's up to the international community to act in a determined way to stop
Iran's nuclearization," he said. "But at the same time, we have the
responsibility to prepare for any scenario in the event that international
efforts do not succeed."

As for Syria, Ashkenazi made what many here interpreted as an indirect
reference to Israel's Sept. 6 attack on a suspected unconventional weapon
site when he spoke of the need for "direct attack on threats to our home
front, in parallel to ... exploiting their points of vulnerability."

Syria embodies elements of symmetric and asymmetric warfare, the IDF chief
said: "We need to know where we have the relative advantage ... and to act
accordingly."

With regard to Syria's support of Hizbollah and Hamas, Ashkenazi said, "We're
not going to act as we have in the past. We will no longer allow the other
side to claim victory simply by not losing."

He said the IDF's post-Lebanon war strategy involves not only physical
attacks on Syria, but other means of affecting Damascus' desire to arm,
train and protect proxy forces fighting Israel.

December 17, 2007

20 Years Of Hamas

Hamas reiterated its refusal to acknowledge the state of Israel on Saturday Rallies in Gaza mark 20th anniversary of birth of Hamas Date: 15 / 12 / 2007 Time: 14:50 www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=26785


Gaza - Ma'an - Hamas reiterated its refusal to acknowledge the state of
Israel on Saturday, as crowds took to the streets of Gaza to celebrate the
twentieth anniversary of the founding of the movement.

Thousands of Hamas supporters were joined by members of Islamic Jihad,
members of the leadership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of
Palestine and members of the Popular resistance Committees in Katiba Square
in Gaza City.

Marches in support of Hamas took place in different parts of the Gaza Strip
from the early morning.

Prominent Hamas leader Usama Al-Mazini addressed the crowd gathered in Gaza
City, saying "We are now celebrating the founding of Hamas and still
Palestinians are under attack in an immoral war. Those who are betting on
the fall of Hamas will face opposition."

"The rights of the Palestinian people are non-negotiable. Twenty years since
the founding of Hamas despite the seige and assassinations, Hamas is getting
stronger," Al-Mazini added.

He reiterated his movement's acceptance of unconditional dialogue with
Fatah, calling on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to give an answer to
this.

Mazini added that captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will not be released
until all Palestinian prisoners are released from Israeli jails.

Jewish Toddler Wounded By Arab Terror

Jewish Toddler Wounded By Arab Terror

(IsraelNN.com) Arab terrorists launched a Kassam rocket on civilians in Kibbutz Zikim Sunday, which exploded near a home in the western Negev community, close to the major city of Ashkelon. The explosive injured two-year-old Rom Katzir. His pregnant mother, Sivan, and six others were treated for shock. Four houses were also damaged.

Arabs have fired rockets every day for the past several days, one of which hit a factory in the western Negev on Friday.



When is the Olmert government going to put an end to the terror coming out of Gaza. How many babies are going to have to be wounded or murdered before we act.

IAF Scores In Gaza


Published: 12/17/07, 9:52 PM
Senior Islamic Jihad Terrorist Eliminated in Airstrike

by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) An IDF airstrike in Gaza City took out three Palestinian Authority terrorists Monday night, including a senior Islamic Jihad leader.

Majed Al-Harazin, among the terrorists killed in the Israel Air Force attack, was the commander of Islamic Jihad terrorist units throughout Gaza. Wanted by Israeli security
Harazin's group took responsibility for a rocket attack on Kibbutz Zikkim Sunday night.
services for many years, he was responsible for multiple attacks on Israeli soldiers and civilians, including rocket attacks and attempted suicide bombings. Harazin's group took responsibility for a rocket attack on Kibbutz Zikkim Sunday night that wounded an Israeli toddler and sent his mother into psychological shock.

PA residents said that weapons dealer Khalil Masarai and a third terrorist were also killed in the IDF strike. The three were reportedly hit by an Israeli missile as they drove through the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of Gaza City in a car full of explosives. Seven PA residents who were in proximity to the targeted vehicle were injured; three of them seriously.

After the airstrike, Hamas officials warned civilians to stay away from the car in case of further explosions, but a large group ignored the warning and gathered around the demolished vehicle.

December 16, 2007

Underclass Needed

Gaps Widening Between Rich and Poor

(IsraelNN.com) According to a new Adva study published Saturday evening, the gaps between the rich and poor are growing wider, not only in the economic sector but in educational opportunities as well. Managers of the Top 25 companies listed on the stock exchange earned a combined total of NIS 4 million per company in 2003; last year the figure was more than double, at NIS 10.4. Approximately a third of wage earners at or below the poverty line (32.7 percent) earned salaries that were minimum wage or lower, in 2006.

In 2004, 49.2 percent of high school students were eligible for a matriculation diploma – the figure dropped by approximately 3 percent in 2005 (46.4 percent) and even lower last year, 45.9 percent. Moreover, last year more than half of children from wealthy families, 56 percent, were accepted to colleges and universities, compared to only 10.3 percent of students from the lowest income families.



If the members of Knesset cared about the Israeli people this would not be allowed to continue.

I once told a ranking member of the Ministry of Education a dream I had about building a way out of poverty for the underclass of Israel that would involve a joint venture of private industry and the government.

The response that I received shocked me as this person told me the government would never allow this to happen as they needed an underclass to rule over.

We have an obligation as Jews to help lift up our fellow Jews.

I know given the right education and guidance the child that today is being left behind due to economic reasons if given a chance could grow up into the adult that could find the cure for cancer or aids or solve the energy crisis of the world.

By investing in all of our children we eliminate an under class and this fill bring a greater degree of freedom and liberty to the political process in Israel. Even more important than this is the more Israel can improve the world the greater value we are to the world the greater the long term viability of Israel.

Enemies Inside The Gate

Arab 'Legal Intifada' in Pre-1967 Lines Continues by IsraelNationalNews staff

(IsraelNN.com) A tender for construction of new housing in a Jewish moshav (agricultural community) within pre-1967 Israel has attracted the interest of Arabs in the nearby city of Umm el-Fahm, who said they want to purchase some of the homes.

Attorney Taufik Jabareen of the Arab town of Umm El Fahm said there is a severe land shortage in Umm el-Fahm and is therefore insisting the government allow its residents to purchase some of the new homes in Mei Ami.

Mei Ami is a relatively small community, in terms of population: it has only 70 families and 230 residents. Its territory is about 3,500 dunams. It is immediately adjacent to Umm El Fahm, a town of more than 50,000 residents, which is considered to be a hotbed of Arab nationalism within Israel and the seat of the radical Northern Islamic Movement headed by Sheikh Raed Salah.

Mei Ami, which was established in 1969, is due to grow considerably as a result of the new tender, which calls for construction of 410 new housing units along the road separating Mei-Ami and Umm el-Fahm.

Ties with Islamic movement
A report on Voice of Israel radio said the project is being disputed, with Arab villagers saying the land on which the Jewish community is built was once an Arab village.

Attorney Jabareen, who has a history of involvement in land struggles against Jews and (according to Jews living in the area) has close ties with the Islamic Movement, published a declaration in a local newspaper, Al Murjan, in which he called upon young couples from Umm El Fahm to apply for houses in the tender.

In 1995, Jabareen bought and moved into a house in the nearby community of Katzir, which he also claimed was built on Arab land, and encouraged Arab couples to move there in what he boasted was a project "to conquer Katzir by democratic means."

One Arab couple sued Katzir in what became a landmark case, and was allowed to build a home there.

A dangerous trend
The Secretary-General of the Moshav Movement, Eitan Ben-David, said that the recent trend, in which Arabs try to enter small Jewish villages, is dangerous. "The key to coexistence in Israel is separation between the populations in the small communities," he said.

It should be noted, however, that Umm El-Fahm, too, published tenders for expansion in recent years, after the High Court decided to give it land which was confiscated from it in the past. However, these tenders were only open to residents of Umm El Fahm and a Jew from Katzir who applied to one of them was rejected.

The Zubeidats want to live in Rakefet
Also on Sunday, the High Court allowed the Misgav Regional Council to join the respondents in a petition filed by an Arab couple, the Zubeidats, who wish to build their homes in the Jewish community of Rakefet, near Karmiel.

The council asked to join the case because it was a matter of principle which it said could dramatically affect the process of accepting new families into the communities in Misgav.

"Accepting the Zubeidats' petition could dramatically hurt the special fabric of communal life" in the communities of Misgav, the Council said, "and the entire fabric of development of [Jewish] settlement in Misgav could be damaged."

Similar challenges to the national and religious character of small Jewish communities have been mounted throughout Israel in the post-Oslo era. To date, Jews have been slow to mount effective countermeasures.

Most if not all of of the press reports on the matter tend to credit the Arabs' claims that they are only seeking a higher standard of living by moving into Jewish territory. They refuse to consider the possibility that this is not their true motivation, and that the petitions are systematically organized by the radical Arab leadership.



Israel has lost sight of the fact that we are locked in a total war for the survival of the Jewish State. We have leftist attorneys and member of the Supreme Court that see nothing wrong with allowing Jewish lands to be bought by Arabs.

This is not a case for equal rights for the Israeli Arabs this is a tactic to remove Jews from the Land that G-D gave us and then was purchased from it's owners when Jews returned to reclaim our home land.

But if you don't believe that Israel is the land that G-D gave us then you see nothing wrong with allowing Arabs to purchase homes in Jewish communities. This will bring about a weakness in Israel for many different reasons.

First it will be harder for our boys to go to the IDF and then kill Arabs since their playmate down the street was an Arab. It will bring about inter marriage since the kids will have grown up together what's the harm?

Lastly if the situation breaks down and we are force to fight village by village to keep out homeland their will be villages with the enemy not only at the gate but inside the gate.

December 14, 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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at
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Hand In Your Resignation


Report: Hamas to escalate attacks on Israel

Kuwait based Al-Jarida newspaper reports Hamas' Khaled Mashaal met with Iranian officials, asked for backing when organization exacerbates attacks on Israel
Roee Nahmias

Hamas has asked Iran to allow the organization to escalate its altercations with Israel, carry out more suicide attacks and if need be – threaten kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit with execution, Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper reported Friday.


The report, citing senior Hamas officials, Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal recently met with a senior Iranian intelligence official, who accompanied Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his visit to Qatar last week.


The two reportedly discussed Hamas' retaliation to a possible large-scale IDF operation in Gaza, which may leave Hamas debilitated.


Mashaal, said the report, told the Iranians Hamas will need their political support, as well as Iran and Syria's go-ahead to carry out a series of major attacks on Israel.


Al-Jarida further reported that Mashaal told the Iranians Hamas wants to kidnap more Israeli soldiers, as well as threaten Gilad Shalit's well-being in order to "stir Israeli public opinion, pressure Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and hinder the Israeli-Palestinian peace process."



The time has come to bury the fantasy of Condi that peace is possible with these scum and the IDF needs to be given 100% freedom of action to go to war in Gaza, Judea and Samaria against the enemies of Israel.

The order from the Prime Minster to the Chief of Staff can be very brief.

Victory is your mission, nothing short of victory will be acceptable and I will not accept any thing less. If you want to report to me victory is beyond your ability to achieve then hand in your resignation.

December 13, 2007

With friends like these can Israel survive?

Report: US Funded Hamas School

(IsraelNN.com) A report on the United States Agency for International Development has revealed that the the parent State Department transferred one million dollars to the Islamic University in Gaza between 2002 and 2006. Some of the money reached terrorist groups. The department continued to transfer money after Hamas won the Palestinian Authority elections in 2006, with both the State Department and the university management arguing that there was no connection between the school and local terrorist groups.

Mark Kirk, a Republican member of the US House of Representatives, was not satisfied with the State Department’s assurances, pointing out that Hamas head Ismail Haniyeh is among the university’s supporters and that PA forces found a large weapons stash inside the school earlier in the year. Following Kirk’s complaint, the State Department investigated the issue a second time and found that the US did not have sufficient control over the funds allocated to the Islamic University. Money sent to the university ended up in the hands of terrorist groups on at least two occasions, the report found.



The time has come for Israel to take a long hard look at what America has done to Israel i the last few years.

If we want to give benefit rather than doubt we maybe could say that at some point in time America really was atte,pting to hwlp Israel find "peace" with the Palestinians. But in light of years of terror, a true friend would have understood that "peace" was not an option and moved away from any efforts to force a comprimise.

But we see Israelis treated like Jim Crow was still the law of the land and then in the ultimate betrayal the National Intelligence Estimate which effectively reduced the chance of an American attack against Iran to zero.

Now once again American money reaches the hands of terrorist just as American provided weapons have done so many times before.

With friends like these can Israel survive?

December 12, 2007

Chief Of Staff Speaks Truth

Ashkenazi: IDF Will Have to Take Over Gaza, But…

(IsraelNN.com) "The IDF will eventually have to take over the territory in the Gaza Strip, [in] response to the firing of Kassams and the smuggling of weapons," IDF Commander in Chief Gabi Ashkenazi said Wednesday.

Speaking at the Foundation for National Security Studies in Ramat Aviv, Lt.-Gen. Ashkenazi added a caveat: "We also have to think, however, what will happen the day after we enter Gaza." The diplomatic-security cabinet decided today to make do with operations against limited targets, and not a large scale ground operation.



The Chief of Staff of correct and may the politicians that hold the army back from doing its job pay a price in this world and the one to come for risking Jewish lives.

The longer Israel waits to enter and retake Gaza the more we will pay in blood.

Condi's Peace Partners

PA Handing Out $5K to Families of Killer Terrorists

(IsraelNN.com) The Palestinian Authority government intends to give one-time payments of $5,000 to the families of PA residents who have served over 20 years in Israeli jails, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency.

The PA Minister for Prisoners, Ashraf al-Ajrami, said the payments were intended to improve the families' financial situation.

Prisoners sentenced to sentences of 20 years or more are usually those who have been found guilty of severe terror attacks, which involve killing Israelis.



Once again we see President Bush and Condi's peace partners at work.

The Saudi royal family must have offered these two great jobs for when they leave office to stab Israel in the back like they are doing.

December 11, 2007

Column One: The abandonment of the Jews

The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition

Column One: The abandonment of the Jews
Caroline Glick , THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 6, 2007

The US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's nuclear intentions is the political version of a tactical nuclear strike on efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear bombs.

The NIE begins with the sensationalist opening line: "We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Teheran halted its nuclear weapons program." But the rest of the report contradicts the lead sentence. For instance, the second line says, "We also assess with moderate-to-high confidence that Teheran at a minimum is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons."

Indeed, contrary to that earth-shattering opening, the NIE acknowledges that the Iranians have an active nuclear program and that they are between two and five years away from nuclear capabilities.

The NIE's final sentence: "We assess with high confidence that Iran has the scientific, technical and industrial capacity eventually to produce nuclear weapons if it decides to do so," only emphasizes that US intelligence agencies view Iran's nuclear program as a continuous and increasing threat rather than a suspended and diminishing one.

But the content of the NIE is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is the opening line - as the report's authors no doubt knew full well when they wrote it. With that opening line, the NIE effectively takes the option of American use of force to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons off the table.

There are two possible explanations for why President George W. Bush permitted this strange report to be published. Either he doesn't wish to attack Iran, or he was compelled by the intelligence bureaucracy to accept that he can't attack Iran.

Arguing the former in Time magazine, former CIA agent Robert Baer explained, "While the 16 agencies that make up the 'intelligence community' contribute to each National Intelligence Estimate, you can bet that an explosive 180-degree turn on Iran like this one was greenlighted by the president."

The alternative view - that Bush was forced to accept the report against his will - is also possible. The report's primary authors, Thomas Fingar, Vann Van Diepen and Kenneth Brill are all State Department officials on loan to the office of the Director of National Intelligence. According to the Wall Street Journal, all three are reputed to be deeply partisan and hostile to Bush's foreign policy goals. Furthermore, for the past four years the three have reportedly worked studiously to downplay the danger of Iran's nuclear weapons program and to discredit their opponents within the administration.

Thursday The New York Times ran a story detailing the process in which the NIE was collated that lends credence to the view that Bush was compelled to accept it. According to the Times, in the months preceding the NIE's publication, Mike McConnell, the Director of National Intelligence, purposely prevented the White House from seeing any of the raw intelligence data on which the NIE's radical conclusion on Iran was drawn. This alone indicates that the intelligence community may well have presented Bush with a fait accompli.

But it really doesn't make a difference one way or another. Whether the president agrees or disagrees with the NIE, he is boxed in just the same. The NIE denies him the option of taking military action against Iran's nuclear program for the duration of his tenure in office. So for at least 14 months, Iran has nothing to worry about from Washington.

And the NIE's political repercussions extend well beyond the current administration. Today, no Democratic presidential candidate will dare to question the opening line of the report. The Democratic Congressional leaders are demanding that the administration immediately open bilateral talks with Iran. And Senator Hillary Clinton is being pilloried by her party rivals for her Senate vote in favor of classifying the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization.

The situation among Republicans is not much more encouraging. Although Republicans have greeted the NIE with grumbling rather than glee, it is hard to imagine any of the Republican presidential candidates taking issue with its opening line. Doing so entails the risk of being accused of alarmism and warmongering.

Although Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice continue to speak of imposing further sanctions on Iran, the fact is that after the report was published, any chance of getting an agreement on further sanctions evaporated. French President Nicholas Sarkozy stands humiliated for having dared to speak of the possibility of attacking Iran. The Germans will immediately reinvigorate their commercial ties with the mullahs as will the British and the French. The Russians and Chinese will drop even the veneer of opposing Iran's nuclear program.

The NIE makes light of Iran's acknowledged nuclear capabilities by intimating that Iran's intentions are not necessarily hostile. Yet, it gives no evidence that this is the case. Rather, the NIE projects the aspirations of its American authors on the Iranians. But since one's actions rather than the hopes of one's adversaries are the best indication of one's intentions, the only conclusion that can be reasonably be drawn about Iran is that its intentions are anything but benign.

For instance, Agence France-Presse reported that in 2005 Iran bought 18 Russian SS-N-6 ballistic missiles from North Korea. The North Koreans had modified the missiles, which were originally submarine-launched, to enable them to be launched from land-based mobile launchers and renamed them BM-25s. What is notable about these missiles is that the Soviets designed them specifically to carry one megaton nuclear warheads.

As the on-line intelligence newsletter NightWatch noted this week, "Curious minds want to know why would Iran buy such a system from North Korea in 2005, if it had abandoned its nuclear warhead program in 2003?"

Beyond that, the NIE makes a strange distinction between Iran's "civilian" nuclear program which has not stopped for a moment and its "military" program which supposedly ended in 2003. Since both programs are controlled and run by the Revolutionary Guards, it is obvious that no such distinction exists for the Iranians. And as former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton wrote Thursday in The Washington Post, "It has always been Iran's 'civilian' program that posed the main risk of nuclear 'breakout.'"

Finally the US intelligence community's pathetic track record must be taken into account. American intelligence agencies failed to take note of the al-Qaida threat to US security before September 11. It misjudged Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction capabilities and intentions. And most recently, it failed to take notice of Syria's nuclear program even though the North Korean nuclear facility which Israel reportedly destroyed on September 6 was built above ground.

As for that, the Israeli strike showed clearly that there is no reason to assume that Iran's nuclear program is located only in Iran. It is reasonable to assume that some of its components are located in Syria, North Korea and Pakistan and perhaps in China and Russia as well.

The Israeli strike in Syria also demonstrated the superiority of Israel's intelligence on weapons of mass destruction programs over America's. And the NIE takes revenge on Israel for its comparative advantage.

Given the NIE's assertion that Iran is not a threat, the report is a direct assault on the credibility of Israel's intelligence services. Moreover, since Israel's intelligence services insist that Iran's nuclear program is the greatest threat to global security, the NIE serves to paint Israel's intelligence community not merely as unreliable, but as hostile to American interests.

So not only does the NIE make it impossible for the US to take action against Iran, it also sets a dangerous trap for Israel. If Israel doesn't take action against Iran's nuclear installations it risks annihilation. And if it does take action, it can expect to be subject to international and American condemnation far worse than what it suffered after bombing Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981.

The US has not limited its entrapment of Israel to the political realm. As The Jerusalem Post reported on Tuesday, due to massive US pressure, Israel and India were compelled to cancel the planned launch of an Israeli satellite on an Indian missile. The launch was scheduled to take place in September. It has yet to be rescheduled. Apparently, the US response to Israel's discovery of Syria's nuclear program was to undercut Israel's ability to enhance its intelligence capabilities.

The Israeli response so far to the NIE creates the impression that Israel's leaders are in a state of denial over what has just happened. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reacted with empty bromides about his close relationship with Bush.

By mindlessly agreeing that Iran did in fact halt its nuclear weapons program in 2003, Defense Minister Ehud Barak accepted the most ridiculous aspect of the report - namely that there is a distinction between Iran's "civilian" and "military" nuclear programs. In so doing, Barak effectively prevented Israel from attacking the report for its basic mendacity.

As for Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, well, she doesn't seem to understand that anything has happened. In a message to Israeli ambassadors, Livni urged Israel's emissaries to continue their efforts to promote sanctions claiming that, "All are in agreement that the world cannot accept a nuclear Iran."

And this is the final aspect of the NIE that bears mention. Both in its content and in the timing of its release the week after the Annapolis conference, the NIE shows clearly that in sharp contrast to optimistic statements by Olmert, Barak and Livni about Israel's wonderful relations with the Bush administration, the fact is that Israel's relations with the US are in a state of crisis.

Many commentators applauded the Annapolis conference, claiming that its real aim was to cement a US-led coalition including Israel and the Arabs against Iran. These voices argued that it made sense for Israel to agree to negotiate on bad terms in exchange for such a coalition. But the NIE shows that the US double-crossed Israel. By placing the bait of a hypothetical coalition against Iran, the US extracted massive Israeli concessions to the Palestinians and then turned around and abandoned Israel on Iran as well. What this means is that not only has the US cut Israel off as an ally, it is actively working against the Jewish state.

For their part, the Iranians are celebrating the NIE's publication as a major victory. And they are right to do so. With the stroke of a pen the US this week has let it be known that it doesn't have a problem with Iran acquiring the means to carry out the second genocide of the Jewish people in 70 years.

The NIE's message to Israel and world Jewry is clear. Again we are alone in our moment of peril. It is high time that our political and military leaders acknowledge this fact, stop hoping that someone else will save us, and get to work on defending us.

IDF Moves In Gaza

Gaza operation: 6 militants killed, 40 interrogated

Defense minister says army activity to continue through the night: 'IDF fighters are working in Gaza day and night so we can light Hanukkah candles in peace'

Hanan Greenberg
Published: 12.11.07, 18:58 / Israel News

Palestinian sources in south Gaza said at least six militants were killed during the IDF operation that began at dawn Tuesday. At least one more militant was killed during the army's activity in the northern Strip last night.


During the operation about 40 Palestinians were questioned, and some of them will be transferred to security forces inside Israel for further interrogation.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said during a visit to a Navy base in Haifa that "IDF forces will continue to operate in Gaza during the night to thwart the firing and manufacturing Qassam rockets and mortar shells.


"The public should know that as we are lighting the Hanukkah candles – IDF fighters are working in Gaza day and night so we can light them in peace," he said.


Senior IDF officials said the operation in Gaza does not indicate a change in policy and is defensive in nature. Some 270 terrorists have been killed in Gaza since the beginning of 2007, the IDF said.

Poor Condi

Rice Still Boiling Over New Har Homa Homes

(IsraelNN.com) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice continues to slam Israel’s decision to continue with planned construction of 300 housing units in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa. The area, restored to Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, was formally annexed to the reunited capital.

Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat fired off an angry letter to Rice last week upon hearing of the government’s decision to proceed with the project.

Speaking at a women’s foreign policy forum in Washington, Rice reiterated her stance that the housing project may “cloud” talks between Israel and the PA.



Who cares what Condi thinks, she was part of treating Israelis like Jim Crow still existed in the USA only with the victims being Jews instead of blacks. I am at the point that any thing anybody can do to snub Condi is a good thing.

December 10, 2007

Let Segregation Reign

I just was informed of the following and I am livid.

At Annapolis, the Israeli delegation was forced to go through a service entrance rather than the main entrance for fear of offending the Arabs.

Jim Crow has returned to the USA and today I am the victim.

One of my earliest "political" feelings as a small child was seeing the segregation of the south while on a family trip, I will never forget my family driving along a back road past a country church and seeing a black door and a white door. My father stopped and pointed out to his children the doors and tried to explain to us what they meant. We latter saw the rest of the evil that was evident in south at the time due to segregation.

But I guess it all fits as the reason for the talks at Annapolis was to create segregation in Judea and Samaria (west bank) by creating a Jew free zone for the Arabs. We have seen what a success creating a Jew free Gaza has been so let segregation reign.

December 07, 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.

I will be on the full hour this week, as the second guest.

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

Will They Fight

Telephone poll of a representative sample of 400 adult Israelis residing in communities that are on the eastern side of the separation fence by Teleseker for Maariv the week of 7 December 2007. Statistical error +/- 4.9 percentage points.

In principle, would you be willing to be evacuated from your home in return
for fair compensation?
Yes 18% No 78% Don't know 4%
Religious: Yes 8% No 89%
Traditional/Secular: Yes 42% No 53%

Would you be willing to be evacuated from your home and move to live on the
western side of the separation fence?
Yes 11% No 84% Don't know 5%

For compensation of 150% of the value of your home?
Yes 14% No 81% Don't know 5%

For compensation of 200% of the value of your home?
Yes 17% No 76% Don't know 7%

Maariv 7 December 2007



Who cares what people say in a poll?

What matters is what will they do when the troops are there to remove them?

What really matters is what will the rest of Israel do?

65% of Israelis according to polling are against any more land being handed over to the Palestinians.

The question is, will this 65% fight to keep what is ours, for damn sure the Arabs are willing to fight to take it.

Is this generations even close to the caliber of the Hasmoneans?

December 06, 2007

Molon Labe

Judea and Samaria: IDF Rounding Up Jews' Weapons by Gil Ronen

(IsraelNN.com) The IDF is conducting a large scale operation to confiscate weapons from the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, according to Channel 10 TV. The purpose of the operation is described as "putting the settlers' gun permits in order."

The security coordinators of the communities in Samaria have been summoned to a meeting with IDF officers Thursday, and community leaders are convinced that the IDF intends to collect many of the weapons in the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Hillel Reinus of Yitzhar said: "I have no idea who is giving the order, it seems to be coming from up high, but they've decided to take the weapons away from everyone." Another resident of the community, Yigal Amitai, added, "They are abandoning citizens, it is an irresponsibile act, but everything pales compared to reality."

'This amounts to making the settlers fair game'
MK Aryeh Eldad (NU/NRP) wrote a letter to Defense Minister Ehud Barak following the report, saying, "Army representatives have recently informed the military security coordinators that they intend to collect most of the weapons which the residents of Judea and Samaria use for self-defense. When a move such as this is made along with
"I have no idea who is giving the order, but they've decided to take the weapons away from everybody."
the release of hundreds of terrorists, the deployment of Palestinian policemen in Shechem (three of whom were involved in the murder of Ido Zoldan) and the arming of these policemen with weapons, ammunition and armored personnel carriers, this amounts to making the settlers fair game and sending the terror organizations a clear message that they may murder Jews."

"When all this is done against the backdrop of your announcement that you are joining the 'expulsion/compensation' plan, this amounts to blackmail. You are trying to encourage Jews to run away from Judea and Samaria, and in order to prod them along you are taking away their weapons and urging terrorists to attack them," he wrote.

"With this letter," Eldad concluded, "I wish to inform you that the settlers of Judea and Samaria will hold you personally responsible for any casualties among the Jews in Judea and Samaria from now on, unless you immediately put an end to the process of collecting the settlers' weapons."

This is why America's founding fathers put a Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the Constitution.

Without guns these Jews will be at the mercy of the Palestinians and the Israeli government.

This is at the same time the government is giving guns to the Palestinians.

Molon Labe

December 05, 2007

Hitler star of Palestinian radio show

Hitler star of Palestinian radio show

Touting Nazi Germany's military campaign as victorious over many adversaries and Adolf Hitler as a hero who 'fought fiercly till the bitter end,' Palestinian radio offers cash reward to listeners who identify Nazi dictator while glossing over Holocaust

Roee Nahmias
Published: 12.06.07, 02:38 / Israel News

"His golden year was 1940, when his armies invaded Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Holland, and Belgium and defeated France ... By mid 1942, his country controlled the largest land area in Europe… He refused to surrender and continued to fight for two more years, but, his bitter end came in the spring of 1945 when he took his own life…. Who is he?"

According to Palestinian Media Watch, a Palestinian media and education watchdog, this was the question put to listeners of the "Voice of Palestine" radio contest. The winner who called in first and correctly identified Adolf Hitler as the mystery leader, was promised a $150 cash prize.

You can read the transcript as many times as you want, but you won't find a single mention of the Holocaust.

But this is by no means an isolated incident, a special study conducted by the organization's Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook provides an extensive overview of the Palestinian Authority's admiration for Hitler.

"The full broadcast presents Hitler heroically, detailing his two Medals' of Honor in WWI, his rise to power, his launching of WWII and specifies country after country that he conquered. His victories in 1940 are coined 'his golden year,' while his defeat and death are coined: 'his bitter end.' Not surprisingly, though citing his victories and 'bitter' fall in great detail, the Holocaust is not mentioned," Marcus and Crook wrote.

According to authors, "this is consistent with Palestinian education in general, which erases the Holocaust from history. In a new 12th grade Palestinian history schoolbook, many pages are dedicated to the history of WWII and even to Nazi racism, but neither Jews nor the Holocaust are mentioned."


Nice to meet you, my name is Hitler Abu-Alrab

Marcus and Crook stress that Palestinian society simply does not associate Hitler with the horrors his name evokes in the West.

On the contrary - Encountering Palestinians named after Hitler is not unheard of, with examples such as Hitler Salah, Hitler Abu-Alrab, Hitler Mahmud Abu-Libda and more.

Admiration of Hitler, the writers determine, is not limited to any one Palestinian faction but is shared by both Fatah and Hamas and is evident in their news publications: "A contributing factor to this admiration,"

Marcus and Crook write, "may be the history of the Hitler-Arab alliance during WWII... The numerous meetings between the Mufti and Hitler are well documented."

Apreciation of Hitler is also not limited to the media. A 1999 report in al-Hayat al-Jadida reveals that in August of that year 'Mein Kampf' ranked sixth in the list of best selling books in the PA.

Exclusive First Report

With the details still not 100% clear, I can report that Yamas the under cover unit of the Border Police were carrying out an operation in Bet Lehem and they came under small arms fire from what at first report appears to be Palestinian Police.

The first reports tell me that as of this time no Israeli police officers were wounded or killed while the Palestinians have sustained several casualties.


Update: results were one dead PA "police" officer and one wounded. IDF and Border Police came away clean

December 04, 2007

Israel Alone

Alone in the battlefield

US report claiming Iran froze its nuke program may force Israel to face threat alone

Alex Fishman
Published: 12.04.07, 17:25 / Israel Opinion

They must be celebrating in Teheran. The American report claiming Iran froze its nuclear weapons development program in 2003 is a below-the-belt blow for the Israeli struggle on the international arena against Iranian nukes.


Officials in Israel were surprised on Tuesday. Not because of the report’s existence: The defense establishment is familiar with the thesis, developed by US intelligence bodies, regarding Iran being farther away from acquiring nuclear bombs than Israel estimates. This thesis emerges here and there during discussions held by Israeli and US intelligence agencies.


The Israeli surprise stems from the gaps in the information: Defense officials fail to understand where the Americans got the idea that Iran froze the nuclear weapons development process in 2003 and has not renewed it to this very day. The information available to Israeli and Western intelligence services shows that Iran, due to diplomatic pressures, indeed froze the process in 2003, but the same information shows that the efforts were renewed two years later and are continuing to this day.



So America hangs Israel out to dry at Annapolis, with a follow up visit by President Bush to Israel in January 2008 in an attempt to push forward the birth of a terrorist state and now Israel will have to shoulder the fight against Iran alone.

America may talk the talk but mark my words when the Iranian nuclear program is taken out it will be with missiles that proudly wear a Star of David not Old Glory.

Israel needs to look at our relationship with America with a new honest assessment, about who is our real friends.

Yoni Is Appalled

4 Ethiopian immigrants put in separate classroom

In a move more reminiscent of apartheid era South Africa than modern day Israel, four Ethiopian students at the Lamerchav Elementary School in Petah Tikva were segregated in a separate classroom because they were 'not observant enough'. Shocked father states: ‘We are being discriminated against for being black and powerless’

Ynet
Published: 12.04.07, 09:44 / Israel News

After prior report of ‘separate’ kindergartens for Ethiopian youngsters, it now sadly appears that racism can strike at all and any academic institutions. At the Lamerchav Elementary in Petah Tikva, four female Ethiopian students were separated from their peers and placed in their own segregated classroom.

As reported Tuesday by Yediot Ahronoth, the Ethiopian girls and their family had just moved from Haifa to Petah Tikva, where they enrolled in “Lamerchav”. As far as Principal Yishayahu Granwich was concerned, however, these new students could not be fully integrated into the school community. Ostensibly—as noted by municipality officials—this was because the girl were not observant enough, and did not belong to the Religious Zionist Movement as do all of the students at the school.

These Ethiopian immigrants were consequently placed in a separate classroom at the very end of the school corridor. One teacher alone was allotted for teaching them all of the various academic subjects. Moreover, the girls were assigned different recess hours to their peers, and given cab fare home so that they would not “overly socialize” with the rest of the girls.


Education officials 'shocked and appaled'

The girls' parents immediately noticed that their children were lonely, depressed and less than eager to go to school. “We do not understand what we did wrong, what crime we’re guilty of. Is this only because we are black?” they asked Ethiopian activist Daniel Uriah, who tried to speak to the principal on their behalf and was unceremoniously kicked out of the school building. Uriah then met with the director of the education administration, who told him that “the school in question is elitist and the girls must learn how to behave if they would like to fit in.”

Uriah next turned to Deputy Mayor of Petach Tikva, Paltiel Aisenthal of the National Union-National Religious Party. At a joint meeting with the girls’ parents, Aidenthal glibly stated: “Don’t worry about it. We know what is best for the girls. It is no big deal if they are separated from their peers.”

Education Minister Yuli Tamir said in response to this incident: “I was shocked an appalled at what happened to these girls. None of this was reported to the Ministry of Education. This is blatant racism and those responsible will suffer the appropriate consequences.”

Officials at the Education Ministry expressed shock and disgust at the incident, and strongly condemned these blatantly racist actions.

“Discrimination and racism have no place in the education system,” they noted. Ministry of Education Director General Shlomit Amichai reported that an inspector will be sent to the school Tuesday morning to investigate the matter, and that the school will be penalized accordingly.

Schools officials did not make formal comment, but noted that the school is elitist both in terms of academics and religious observance, and, for religious purposes, reserves the right not to admit students who have a television or internet access in their home.

Furthermore, as a religious institution, the school had full right to refuse admission to the aforementioned students, because they could not live up to its academic standards.

School officials also note that due the school only agreed to admit these Ethiopian students at the municipality’s insistence, and therefore was forced to relegate them to special classrooms where they could catch up academically .Furthermore, the students in question also attended many lessons in regular classrooms along with their peers.

The school staunchly denies the claims that the girls had separate recess hours, labeling them “utterly false”. Furthermore, school officials describe the cab rides home as a “perk” given to the Ethiopian students by the local municipality. “Who wouldn’t want to be chauffeured home in a cab?” they remarked.

This school should be closed and the principle should be placed on a list of those that never can work in education again in Israel.

I find this to be disgusting, a Jew is a Jew.

I have found most Ethiopian Jews to be wonderful people, that should be welcomed with open hands by all Israelis.

This reminds me of the prejudice that was once shown to me by a government official because I lived on a moshav that had a large Yemenite population.

December 03, 2007

Follow Up on Syrian Raid

The Sunday Times (UK) December 2, 2007 www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article2983719.ece

ISRAEL'S top-secret air raid on Syria in September destroyed a bomb factory
assembling warheads fuelled by North Korean plutonium, a leading Israeli
nuclear expert has told The Sunday Times.

Professor Uzi Even of Tel Aviv University was one of the founders of the
Israeli nuclear reactor at Dimona, the source of the Jewish state's
undeclared nuclear arsenal.

"I suspect that it was a plant for processing plutonium, namely, a factory
for assembling the bomb," he said. "I think the DPRK [Democratic People's
Republic of Korea] transferred to Syria weapons-grade plutonium in raw form,
that is nuggets of easily transported metal in protective cans. I think the
shaping and casting of the plutonium was supposed to be in Syria."

All governments concerned - even the regime in Damascus - have tried to
maintain complete secrecy about the raid.

They apparently fear that forcing a confrontation on the issue could spark a
war between Israel and Syria, end the Middle East peace talks and wreck
America's extremely complex negotiations to disarm North Korea of its
nuclear weapons.

The political stakes could hardly be higher. Plutonium is the element which
fuelled the American atomic bomb that destroyed the Japanese city of
Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.

Critics in the United States say proof that North Korea supplied such
nuclear weapons material to Syria, a state technically at war with Israel,
would shatter congressional confidence in the Bush administration's
diplomatic policy.

From beneath the veil of military censorship, western commentators have
formed a consensus that the target was a nuclear reactor under construction.

But Even said that purely from scientific observation, he had reached a
different conclusion - that it was a nuclear bomb factory, posing a more
immediate danger to Israel. He said that satellite photos of the site, taken
before the Israeli strike on September 6, showed no sign of the cooling
towers and chimneys characteristic of nuclear reactors.

Syria's haste after the attack to bury the site under tons of soil suggested
that hundreds of square yards were contaminated and there were fears of
radiation, the professor added.

Since then the Syrians have sealed up the location, levelled the site and
diverted curious journalists to a place that had not been attacked by
Israel.

The professor's theory fits with authoritative technical evidence about
North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. The North Koreans are able to
produce weapons-grade plutonium, which is electro-refined, alloyed and cast
into shapes ready to be machined to fit into a warhead, according to a team
of distinguished American nuclear weapons scientists who visited the country's
laboratories.

One of those scientists, Siegfried Hecker, was allowed to hold a sample and
was told that it was "good bomb grade plutonium", because it had a very low
content of plutonium240, the isotope which reduces the overall quality of
the material.

Assembly of a Nagasaki-type bomb involves mating a plutonium core with a
uranium wrap and inserting a small quantity of polonium and beryllium to
initiate the chain reaction.

"Plutonium is highly dangerous material," explained the Israeli professor.
"It is easily oxidised in air unless protective measures are taken. The
oxide is easily dispersed as dust in air when machining plutonium to create
the 'pit' [a hollow sphere in many nuclear weapons] and thus can be inhaled,
causing a fatality in minute quantities.

"Plutonium pellets are handled and machined exclusively in a large array of
'glove boxes', to protect the technicians and their environment. That is why
you need a relatively large containment building and cannot assemble a
nuclear weapon in your garage - unless you are suicidal of course."

The debris from a destructive raid on a weapons-building facility could
therefore contain toxic radioactive waste. But the main danger for Syria
would be the telltale exposure of the elements to surveillance and detection
by America. This would explain the cover-up at the site.

North Korea, for its part, has more than enough plutonium to sell some of
its stock to Syria.

The same team of visiting US scientists estimated that by late 2006 the
nation had made 40-50kg (88-100lb) of the material. Between six and eight
kilograms
are needed for a weapon.

For the US and its allies the Syrian connection raises the deeply worrying
possibility that North Korea has succeeded in building what the US
scientists called "a sophisticated design with smaller dimensions and mass
so as to fit onto a . . . medium-range missile".

That puzzle was complicated when North Korea announced that it had tested
its first nuclear bomb on October 9 last year. The yield of the blast was
small - less than a 20th of the Nagasaki bomb - suggesting to some
scientists that the device was sophisticated and small while others believed
the North Koreans had simply not made a very good bomb.

Professor Even believes the North Koreans have not yet perfected small
warheads. "The mechanical dimensioning at this stage is extremely demanding
(less than 0.01mm). So is the casting of the explosives around the plutonium
core and the initiation of the implosion," he said.

The question is under urgent study by nations who might one day be targets
of a North Korean device sold to Syria or Iran. Iran is known to have
financed missile and weapons deals between North Korea and Syria, causing
concern to Israel and the US. One day after the Israeli attack, Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, sent his nephew with a personal letter
to Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian leader.

The professor's theory of a clear and present danger that Damascus would get
the bomb may be the only credible explanation why Israel carried out a
military strike against Syria and risked an all-out conflict.

Indeed on September 6 Israel was ready for war with Syria. Israeli sources
said its military chiefs assumed Syria would launch a retaliatory attack,
but no reprisal came.

Meanwhile, President Bush has authorised his chief negotiator, Christopher
Hill, to go on talking to North Korea in the search for a peaceful solution.
Hill will visit Pyongyang this week to pursue negotiations after
international technicians got to work on disabling the reactor at Yongbyon,
the source of North Korea's plutonium.

The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is supposed to make a full declaration
of his nuclear programmes by December 31. The US says that must include
information on his weapons deals with Syria and Iran.

This confirms what I reported at the time of the raid, so stick with Yoni to get the news as it happens.

More Weapons To Terrorist

Nablus - Ma'an - Israel is stalling a planned delivery of armored military vehicles to the West Bank Palestinian security services, a high-ranking security source in Nablus said on Monday.

Israeli authorities, the source said, want to deliver the tanks without
crucial components such as machine guns attached, making them less
militarily effective.

Donated by Russia, an original shipment of 50 vehicles has been reduced to
25, which are to be delivered to Jericho following final Israeli approval.
Palestinian Authority forces will be trained in the use of the new equipment
in Jericho.

The source also said that Israel has agreed to allow 750 members of the
National Security Forces to leave the West Bank for a four-month training
course in Jordan.

Israel and the United States are supporting a multimillion dollar effort to
establish security in the West Bank and dismantle Palestinian resistance
groups, under the guidelines of the internationally-sponsored Road Map peace
plan.



Given the history of the Palestinians turning every weapon they have ever received against Israel, I am not sure removing the machine guns is enough. I think we should take the engines out of these vehicles as well so they become just lumps of steel that are of no use against Israel.

The world could give the PA every weapon available to man and they would not stop a single terror attack against the Jewish people, and as history has shown 100% of the time the weapons would be turned on Israel. For terrorist brothers will not fight terrorist brothers to save Jews.

December 02, 2007

Coming Struggle

Barak: Pay Jews to Leave Judea, Samaria

(IsraelNN.com) Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the head of Labor, said Sunday that his party plans to suggest offering financial incentives to Jews living in Judea and Samaria who decide to move west of the 1949 armistice line. Politicians and private organizations on the extreme left have made similar proposals for over a year.

Sources in the Labor party said the proposed financial incentives would allow Israel to clear Jews from Judea and Samaria as part of a deal with the Palestinian Authority without difficult clashes between Jewish families and security forces. There are Jews living in the area who would like to leave, but are waiting for a government decision, they claimed.



If Israel is to survive then every effort must be made to resit the turning over of Judea and Samaria to the terrorist.

The struggle must involve every Jew living in all of the land of Israel, it must become a struggle not just of the settlers, but of all Jews against they tyranny of the left.

As we approach Chanukah we must remember that it was more than the miracle of just oil.

That it was a miracle of the just winning over the unjust, good over evil and we must pray to G-D that he once again grant us such a miracle.

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