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April 30, 2008

Who's Your Daddy, Gilad And Gaza

This monstrous baby isn’t ours

Israel shouldn’t be caring for Gazans who insist on biting hand that feeds them
Gilad Sharon

The Karni and Kerem Shalom Crossings are two pipelines through which Israel supplies the Gaza Strip with fuel, food, and humanitarian aid. Meanwhile, crossings such as “Nitzanei Shalom” are used by Palestinian laborers who enter Israel. Yet the Palestinians are constantly targeting the crossings and trying to kill our people – the ones who transfer to them what is so much needed for their existence.


It is like a devilish child that insists on biting the hand that feeds it. Well, this monstrous baby is not ours. We are not responsible for it.


Even if the terrorists were not targeting the crossings, we should not have provided anything to those who attempt to kill us and abduct our soldiers every day. All the more so, we should not be doing it when the terrorists from Gaza push this absurd situation to new heights by cutting off their own oxygen supply with their own hands.


The drivers of food trucks must rush to take cover when they are being shot at, while the employees of the fuel terminal are murdered while attempting to supply fuel to the Strip. Elsewhere, people whose job it is to let Palestinian laborers into Israel are being murdered while doing so.


But let’s leave the Palestinians alone for now, as there is not much we can expect of them. The Jews and Arabs started from a similar starting point in this country 60 years ago, yet while Israel is mostly busy in improving its condition, while defending itself, the Palestinians are almost exclusively engaged in attempts to hurt us, even if the damage caused to them is much greater than the damage they cause Israel.


As this has been their modus operandi for so many years, and there is no sign of change on the horizon, but rather, the opposite is true, let us focus on our own policy for a moment. What exactly goes through the minds of the prime minister and his ministers when they insist on sending Israeli civilians to the killings zones at the crossings? Why are they willing to pay with the lives of our citizens in order to transport supplies to Gaza or let Palestinian workers into Israel?


This monstrous baby wants to both eat and to kill those who feed it. Why do we need to pay the price?


Let Egypt take care of Gazans
The truth is that we don’t need to do it. Let the Egyptians feed their destructive protégé and its suicidal tendencies. After all, the Gazans are in fact hurting themselves, while we pay with the blood of our people in order to save them.


Had all of Gaza’s residents decided to jump off the roof as a protest against us, would we send our firefighters to bring them down even at the price of our firefighters’ lives? Had the Palestinians decided to
drown themselves at sea, would we send teams of lifesavers to bring them back to shore even if the lifesavers were shot at? Obviously not. If so, why do we insist on sending supplies to the crossings while they are being fired at and blown up?


The Palestinians decided to stay without fuel or food from Israel? Let’s respect their wish. Let them get by on their own. Let’s quit the job of being the nanny of this destructive baby and hand it over to the care of someone from its own family – someone that is a bit more like it.



Gilad, you are correct this baby is not ours meaning the State of Israel.

No this baby has a father and he is your father.

Your father was the liar that ran for Prime Minister against a ticket with withdrawal or as I would much rather say retreat and then your father and the father of Gaza today the great Ariel Sharon stabbed Israel in the back.

I pray that your father even after all this time can regain his heath so that he can repent of the evil he has done Israel.

April 29, 2008

Happy B Day Israel

The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition

'Hamas planning huge holiday attack'
Herb Keinon and Yaakov Katz , THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 29, 2008

Hamas will do everything it can to spoil Israel's 60th birthday bash next week with a high-profile terror attack, OC Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin told the cabinet on Tuesday.

Yadlin said intelligence information indicated that Hamas would try to carry out a large-scale operation, similar to the one it failed to pull off on the eve of Pessah at southern Gaza's Kerem Shalom crossing two weeks ago.

During that attack - which included heavy gunfire, mortar shell barrages and two car bombs - 13 IDF soldiers were wounded, and four terrorists were killed.

Yadlin said the anticipated Hamas attack could include a number of different elements, such as sniper fire and attempts to kidnap IDF soldiers.

Hamas might try again to break through the fence into Israel, he warned, adding that the Islamist organization was less likely to repeat the January 23 breach of the Egyptian side of the fence because of Cairo's determination to prevent that from happening again.

According to Yadlin, the Israeli border crossings into Gaza are a preferred Hamas target, because such attacks incorporate a strike against both soldiers and civilians and because by hitting the crossings, Hamas hampers the flow of humanitarian aid to the Strip, which can then be blamed on Israel.

Regarding the ongoing talks between Hamas and Egypt on a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, Yadlin reminded the ministers that a hudna for Hamas was not a peace agreement, but rather a five-to-10-year cease-fire. He also said that Damascus-based Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal had made clear that Hamas needed the proposed cease-fire so it could "regroup."

A broader defense briefing is scheduled for Wednesday in the security cabinet.

Also on Tuesday, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed "deep sorrow" over the "tragic event" a day earlier in which Miyasar Abu Meatak and her four children were killed after an IAF strike in northern Gaza's Beit Hanun. He stopped short, however, of issuing an apology or taking responsibility for the tragedy.

"The state and government of Israel are deeply saddened at every innocent civilian that is hurt, certainly a mother and four children who were killed," Olmert said at the outset of the weekly cabinet meeting, which was moved to Tuesday because of Sunday's Mimouna celebration.

"We are saddened by that. We are saddened that Israeli citizens have been getting hurt for years. We are saddened by the boy [eight year-old Osher Twito from Sderot] who lost a leg not long ago as a result of Kassam fire. We are saddened that Hamas operates from civilian population centers and turns the civilian population in Gaza into an inseparable part of their war," he said.

Olmert said Kassam rockets continued to strike Israel and that a rocket fired Tuesday morning had smashed into a home in Sderot. Around 18 rockets were fired on Monday, he said, and it was only by a miracle that no one was injured.

"I hope that the terrorist organizations' brutal war will end," he said in an apparent reference to cease-fire discussions taking place between Hamas and Egypt. "I am sorry it is continuing."

Israel's true sorrow over the loss of innocent life was more genuine than the fake sorrow of the terrorist organizations that exposed Palestinians to such situations, Olmert said.

"But as long as the terrorist organizations fire at the citizens of the South, the IDF will continue to take action against them," he said.

The prime minister also said that the IDF would continue its investigation of the Beit Hanun incident.

A colonel from the Gaza Division was appointed to probe the blast, which the army said happened after the air force killed two terrorists near the home. Secondary explosions, caused by explosives the terrorists were carrying, blew up the home, killing the mother and her children, the army said.

IDF sources said Tuesday that there was a video of the missile strike that was unclear and therefore had not been released to the public. The video did, however, show that the IAF missile had hit the terrorists and not the home itself, the sources claimed. The sources said that the terrorists were seen in the video standing meters away from the home.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday that Israel was in the midst of a conflict with Hamas in Gaza, which he said was responsible for the explosion in Beit Hanun. Close to 20 mortar shells and more than 15 Kassam rockets slammed into Gaza-belt communities throughout the day, with one scoring a direct hit on a home in Sderot, causing extensive damage and sending seven people into shock.

"Hamas is responsible for all of the terror activity in Gaza," Barak said during a tour of the West Bank security barrier. "We are, of course, not happy when civilians are killed, but we view Hamas as being responsible for everything that happens in Gaza."

Hamas's armed wing, Izzadin Kassam, claimed responsibility for firing nine of Tuesday's Kassams, while the armed wing of Islamic Jihad said it had fired at least two rockets, as well as additional rockets on Monday.

According to Islamic Jihad, the attacks were a response to "Israel's crimes" against the Palestinians, including the deaths of five family members in Beit Hanun.

April 28, 2008

True Colors

Abbas Rejects Meeting With Diplomats Who Honor Israel's Independence Day Meanwhile, PA officials said Monday that Abbas would not meet with foreign leaders and diplomats who visit Israel in honor of the country’s 60th Independence Day. At that time, they said, the PA will be commemorating the "Nakba", or “Disaster,” as it refers to the creation of the modern state of Israel.

PA sources said visiting diplomats should “show sensitivity to the Palestinian people’s feelings” and realize that the PA will be mourning the creation of the state of Israel, not celebrating it.



Abbas shows his true colors, and they are not what George Bush thinks they are. So let's reward this terrorist with a State.

Peace Partner Part 1

Abbas's PA Sentences Man to Death for Fighting Terrorism by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

(IsraelNN.com) A Palestinian Authority court in the city of Hevron sentenced a 25-year-old man to death Monday for giving Israel information that led to the elimination of four terrorists. The condemned man, Emad Saad, did not deny the charges.

Samih Staidi, a senior member of the PA's official armed militia, said Saad, himself a former member of the PA forces, would be executed by a firing squad. Staidi expressed satisfaction with the verdict, saying, “Let it be an example to those who sell their homeland and their people.”

The court that sentenced Saad is under the control of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah organization. Abbas is currently involved in negotiations with Israel over what is being promoted as a peace agreement; however, Israel has predicated implementation on a concerted PA effort to fight anti-Israel terrorism. Earlier this month, Abbas granted an official award to two Arab terrorists responsible for the deaths of 16 Jews.

The last time the PA officially executed an Arab resident under its jurisdiction for assisting Israel was in 2001; however, dozens of Arabs who were said to have been offering assistance to Israel have been killed by PA lynch mobs or by Fatah and Hamas terrorists in recent years.

'A Slap in the Face to Israel'
In reaction to news of the PA death sentence, the Land of Israel Legal Forum wrote an urgent letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak calling on them to take action to prevent the execution. The Forum's Chairman, Nachi Eyal, wrote that the IDF should be sent into the PA-controlled area of Hevron to forcibly free the condemned man if the PA refuses to lift the sentence.

"The State of Israel, which aids the Palestinian Authority in many varied ways, can make it clear to [Abbas] that this [death sentence] crosses a red line of incomprehensible cruelty and of uncultured behavior," Eyal wrote.

Noting that the execution of Arabs who assist Israel was characteristic of the rule of the late arch-terrorist and PLO leader Yasser Arafat, Eyal added that it also proves that "whosoever gives the Palestinian Authority any credit and transfers weapons and armored vehicles to it behaves irresponsibly."

In March, the Israeli government implemented a series of "goodwill gestures" that included delivering dozens of APCs to Fatah-controlled PA militias in Judea and Samaria.

"Execution of someone for cooperating with the State of Israel is a stinging slap in the face to Israel," Eyal explained in his letter to Olmert and Barak, "It is your moral obligation to make it clear to [Abbas], in whose hands approval of the sentence rests, that authorization of the sentence will be be treated extremely seriously by Israel."

Send Traitors To Prison

Arab MK: Israel's acts reminiscent of Nazis

Knesset Member Sarsur slams Israel over killing of Gaza family; UN chief condemns deaths
Ali Waked

Israel's acts in the Gaza Strip are reminiscent of the Nazis, United Arab List-Ta'al Chairman Ibrahim Sarsur said Monday, as Arab-Israeli politicians rushed to condemn Israel over the killing of a Gaza family earlier in the day.

"Israel's killing of innocent people is reminiscent of some very dark times, including that of the Nazis," Knesset Member Sarsur told Ynet, and added that IDF operations in Gaza will eventually ruin the prospects for any possible advancement in the peace process.


"While international forces from Egypt cooperate with Hamas and other Palestinian organizations that are doing their best to achieve calm and spare blood, Israel operates in a way that shows that it does not want calm in the region," he said.


'Despicable war crime'

MK Ahmad Tibi (United Arab List-Ta'al) also had harsh words, saying "the Israeli public is impervious to the killing of citizens in Gaza, and this imperviousness allows the IDF to kill women and children. This slaying of children is a despicable war crime and an ethical failure on the part of the Israeli public."

Meanwhile, in a statement issued by Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General condemned Israel "for the loss of civilian life in Gaza, including the tragic deaths of a mother and four of her children."

He also called on Israel to "exercise maximum care and restraint," and reminded the IDF "of its responsibilities to protect civilians under international humanitarian law during its military operations."

Knesset Member Sarsur, is a traitor and an idiot, with no knowledge of history at best and just an Arab at worse. For once again the Arabs are bald face making up facts and the UN is swallowing the facts whole as a starving man would wolf down a steak.

First of all, does he really think if we were Nazi's we would still have a problem with the Palestinians?

No the problem would have been solved a long time ago and I would not be an Israeli or supporting Israel.

Second, what about my son having to run while I was talking to him on the cell phone the alarm sounded as Qassam rockets started to fall.

Do Jewish lives not, matter?

Sarsur should be tried for treason and sent to prison.

April 27, 2008

Hamas disrupts fuel supplies to Gaza

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Hamas disrupts fuel supplies to Gaza
Khaled Abu Toameh , THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 27, 2008
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Hamas militiamen in the Gaza Strip on Sunday attacked fuel trucks headed
toward the Nahal Oz border crossing, forcing them to turn back, sources in
the Palestinian Petroleum Authority said.

The fuel was supposed to go to the UN Relief and Works Agency [UNRWA] and
hospitals in the Gaza Strip, the sources said.

"Dozens of Hamas militiamen hurled stones and opened fire at the trucks,"
the sources added. "The trucks were on their way to receive fuel supplied by
Israel. The drivers were forced to turn back. Some of them had their
windshields smashed."

The Palestinian Petroleum Authority reached an agreement with Israel over
the weekend to receive 250,000 liters of fuel after UNRWA complained that it
did not have enough fuel to distribute food aid to more than 500,000
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry also accused Hamas of blocking
fuel supplies to hospitals and clinics in the Gaza Strip. The ministry said
Hamas gunmen opened fire at a number of trucks that were trying to transfer
fuel to the hospitals and clinics.

Action Is What Is Needed

IDF Guards Replaced by Private Firms 22 Nissan 5768, 27 April 08 05:32 by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) In the latest in a series of decisions making Jewish life in Judea and Samaria more difficult, the army is leaving 40 towns.

The IDF is transferring the responsibility for protecting 40 Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) to private firms, and withdrawing protection altogether from ten others. The Yesha Council's Security Officer, Shlomo Vaknin, says, "The government is privatizing our security."

Recent decisions affecting the personal and communal safety in Yesha towns include the following:

* Cancellation of Mivtzar program, in which a local emergency response team is trained by the army, to be utilized in case of a terrorist infiltration or other such crisis. "Mivtzar was the ideal response to the threat on our towns," Vaknin explains. "The fighters know the area, are well-trained, and their presence here was permanent and binding. The towns near Gaza and in the north want to copy this program - yet here the army is cancelling it..."
* Collection of weapons from the communities. The army explains that weapons had been stolen from residents, and that any trained resident who wishes to obtain a gun can do so.
* Cancellation of subsidies for enforcing private cars' windows from rock attacks.
* Withdrawal of National Service girls from security headquarters in the towns.
* Cancellation of budgeted funding for protecting school buses for special-education and handicapped children against shooting attacks. "We will not be able to open the school year next year if a solution is not found," Vaknin warns.
* Cancellation of budgeted funding for running security vehicles. "Some towns simply cannot use their security vehicles anymore," Vaknin says.

In addition, many checkpoints at which Arabs are checked for - and often found to be carrying - weapons have been removed. Furthermore, permission has been granted for more Arab policemen to bear arms in PA-controlled cities, and some 20 armored vehicles will be transferred to PA control in the near future.

The left has politicized the IDF for years, and here is the most recent examples of this. These actions endanger Jews and is a tactic to work to push the Jews from Judea and Samaria.

It is time for all, 100% of those families that are religious or want to see a strong Israel with a bright future to use the IDF as a tool to pressure the government to stop the peace process.

We need to stop sending our children to the IDF. Since today we make up the vast majority of soldiers in the combat units in the IDF we have massive power at our hands that can bring about change.

Our boys currently in the IDF stay in the IDF since we have no wish to put Jews at risk, but we refuse to send new soldiers to the IDF until Olmert has fallen and Israel leaves the "peace" process.

April 25, 2008

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 3pm EDT, 12 noon Pacific and 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 the show by going to the host radio program web page http://kknt960.townhall.com/

Judgement Bush Style

Bush: Abbas 'Is a Man of Peace'

(IsraelNN.com) American President George W. Bush welcomed Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas as "a man of peace." He told the visiting leader of the Fatah party that he wants to see a new Arab state within Israel's current borders as "a viable state, a state that doesn't look like Swiss cheese."

Abbas is "a man of vision," President Bush added. "He rejects the idea of using violence to achieve objectives, which distinguishes him from other people in the region." Israeli nationalists have continually criticized the American and Israel governments for calling Abbas a moderate. They have pointed out that after last month's terrorist attack on the Merkaz HaRav yeshiva that resulted in the deaths of eight students, The PA praised the murderer as a martyr. Abbas also announced a short time later he would honor five female terorists but backed down after Israeli protests.

Can any President misjudge leaders more often than Bush does?

He said he looked into the soul of Putin, but didn't see the soul of a KGB thug and now he calls Abbas a man of peace.

Abbas the former comptroller of Fatah who signed the checks for many of the famous terror attacks in Israels history a man of peace, I don't think so.

Abbas is Arafat with a shave and a $2,000 Armani suit.

Bush will do anything to build a terror state called Palestine before he leaves office.

May you fail Mr. President.

Terror Attack

2 killed in shooting attack in Sharon region

Gunman fires at two Israeli guards in charge of checking Palestinians arriving from West Bank at industrial zone near Nitzanei Oz. Islamic Jihad, Hamas claim shared responsibility for attack, say terrorist crossed barrier disguised as a woman. IDF sources criticize security at terminal

Raanan Ben-Zur
Latest Update: 04.25.08, 13:04 / Israel News

Two Israeli guards were killed Friday morning in a shooting attack in an industrial zone near Nitzanei Oz in the Sharon region. The two were in charge of checking Palestinians arriving from the West Bank. The two were identified as Shimon Mizrahi, 53, of Bat Hefer and Eli Wasserman, 51, of Alfei Menashe

The Al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad's military wing, and the Izz al-Din al-Qassam, Hamas' military wing, claimed shared responsibility for the shooting attack

The organizations claimed that the attack’s executer was a terrorist wanted by Israel and the Palestinian Authority, who arrived at the Israeli Arab village of Qalansuwa disguised as a woman. Later on, the terrorist changed into worker’s garments and advanced towards the factory, where he executed the attack “dedicated to Gaza’s residents.”

The joint statement stressed that the attack was aimed at illustrating that as far as the Palestinians are concerned, a truce with Israel must be comprehensive and include the West Bank.

A senior Islamic Jihad source in the West Bank told Ynet that the shooter had escaped from a PA prison several days ago. According to the source, the attack was carried out in response to Israel's "ongoing crimes" against the organization's members, and in order to signal to the PA that it should stop pursuing the group members.

April 24, 2008

Hamas Truce

Thursday, April 24, 2008 Hamas: We'll stop rocket fire but not arms smuggling or development

[Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: Question: Israel's "moderate peace partner"
Fatah leadership engaged in smuggling and developing weapons essentially
from the first day that PM Rabin launched the Oslo experiment. But they
rarely said for attribution that they were doing it.

Why does Hamas not just lie about it like their "moderate" brothers?

A. Because they don't care?
or
B. Because they see what a farce Israeli leadership is and they are
confident that Israel will tacitly accept their terms anyway.]

Hamas: We'll stop rocket fire but not arms smuggling
JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 24, 2008
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Ahead of Hamas's expected response to an Egyptian brokered ceasefire offer,
the group's spokesman in Gaza, Ayman Taha, said that it was prepared for a
gradual truce with Israel.

Taha told the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya news channel that the group will stop
rocket fire if Israel stops its "aggression" and lifts the blockade imposed
on the Strip.

Nevertheless, he said that Hamas would not stop arms smuggling or weapons
development.

Peace Train

Bush: Palestinian state 'defined' by January Yitzhak Benhorin Published: 04.24.08, 22:33 / Israel News

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush sought to boost the Middle East peace process Thursday by voicing fresh optimism about the creation of a Palestinian state. During a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, he said he remained confident that the definition of a state for the Palestinian people would be reached before he leaves office in January.

"I believe it's in Israel's interests and the Palestinian people's interest to have leaders willing to work toward the achievement of that state," Bush said during the meeting held at the White House.

Abbas headed into the meeting with the goal of prodding the Bush administration to pressure Israel to stop settlement activities in the West Bank. He defined a halt on settlements as a condition of the map to peace.



Sir, I can only pray that you fail 100% in this goal.

Those Jews of the right in Israel, need to get serious and do everything short of violence to stop the "peace train".

Since large scale demonstrations have not worked in the past it is time to raise the stakes.

We must not give our sons to the IDF, no more draftees from the religious and conservative right. This will bring the peace train to a halt in short order.

Super Jews

US: Clear Syrian reactor was not for peaceful purposes

White House breaks long silence regarding alleged nuclear facility in Syria, says US convinced Damascus attempted cover-up of reactor, built with N. Korea's aid, after its destruction built

Associated Press
Latest Update: 04.25.08, 00:40 / Israel News

The White House said Thursday that North Korea's secret work on a nuclear reactor with Syria was ''a dangerous and potentially destabilizing development for the world,'' raising doubts about Pyongyang's intention to carry through with a promised disclosure of its nuclear activities.


Seven months after Israel bombed the reactor, the White House broke its silence and said North Korea assisted Syria's secret nuclear program and that the destroyed facility was not intended for ''peaceful purposes.''

''The Syrian regime must come clean before the world regarding its illicit nuclear activities.'' White House press secretary Dana Perino said.

According to a US official the reactor was mere weeks away from becoming functional.

"The facility was mostly completed but still needed significant testing before it could be declared operational," the official said.



Once again Israel has saved the world.

Next chapter will be saving the world from Iran.

Super Jews comes through once again.

April 23, 2008

MKs will try to block Golan pullback

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


MKs will try to block Golan pullback
Gil Hoffman and nathan tobin , THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 23, 2008
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The Knesset House Committee will convene after the parliament's spring
recess to advance a bill requiring a national referendum before any
concessions are made to Syria in the Golan Heights.

House Committee chairman David Tal made the announcement in response to
Syrian reports that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had relayed messages to
Damascus via Turkey that he would be willing to give up the entire Golan in
return for peace. The bill, originally sponsored by former Kadima MK Avigdor
Yitzhaki, already passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset plenum.

"We have to prevent political thievery that would result in abdicating the
Golan," Tal said. "Withdrawing from the Golan would result in Hizbullah
terrorists entering the area and embittering the lives of the residents of
northern Israel."

Right-wing MKs reacted to the reports by bashing Olmert, who ironically is
currently vacationing in the Golan with his family. The opposition started
gathering signatures Wednesday to force Olmert to cut his vacation short and
attend a special Knesset session on the Syrian issue during the recess.

National Union-National Religious Party MK Effi Eitam (NU-NRP), himself a
resident of the Golan, urged Olmert to speak to residents and tourists in
the area while he is there so he could hear from them that he would have no
support to withdraw from the region.

"The people of Israel are with the Golan, and they will not let him return
it to Syria," Eitam said. "Olmert is abandoning the security of Israel in an
attempt to present voters with some kind of diplomatic achievement and for
that, he is willing to concede our rights to security on the northern
border, which we have enjoyed for more than 40 years."

A surprising reaction came from Ze'ev Elkin, Olmert's colleague in Kadima,
who said "unfortunately the prime minister, as usual, is playing games with
the Israeli public and the international community by releasing trial
balloons and scattering promises that he cannot keep."

Elkin, who is one of Olmert's toughest critics inside Kadima, said "just
like he did when he spoke of dividing Jerusalem, a haphazard withdrawal from
the Golan is also something the PM doesn't have support for, either in the
Knesset or within his party."

"It's very unfortunate that Olmert is raising expectations and the State of
Israel will have to pay a heavy price in years to come, [a price] that will
harm its security and not bring peace," Elkin added.

Yossi Beilin (Meretz) called upon Olmert "to take advantage of the
opportunity and conduct quick and intensive negotiations with the Syrians
according to the guidelines of an agreement that was already reached between
Ehud Barak and Hafez Assad in Shepherdstown, Virginia."
Beilin said that he hoped that the story as published was correct and that
the PM will not deny it.

Nissim Ze'ev, a Shas MK, said he was surprised by the report and demanded
that the issue be raised in both the cabinet and the Knesset's Foreign
Affairs and Defense Committee.

"It is neither responsible nor serious for Olmert to talk to Syria without
updating the government," Ze'ev said, adding that Olmert "needs to tell the
government what he is offering Syria and how he will guarantee that Syria
would not attack Israel form the Golan with missiles and tanks."
Shas officials declined to speculate about whether party chairman Eli Yishai
would threaten the future of the government over the reports.

Several days ago Syrian President Bashar Assad confirmed that Israeli-Syrian
talks were taking place through a third party, but seemed not to attach
special significance to the contacts. "This is not a new thing, we have been
talking in the past as well," Assad said. Syria insists that any
negotiations with Israel be made public and opposes contacts in secret
channels.

Wednesday afternoon, Prime Minister Spokesman Mark Regev said the Prime
Minister's Office did not generally comment on reports published by the
media, and referred the Israeli public to interviews Olmert gave the Hebrew
press over the weekend.

In an interview to Yediot Aharonot given over the weekend, Olmert was asked
whether he was willing to stand by the "deposit" given by former prime
ministers Rabin, Peres, Netanyahu and Barak to Assad and to his father Hafez
Assad before him, that Israel would eventually withdraw from the Heights in
return for peace.

"What I can say is that I'm very interested in peace with the Syrians, I'm
working on it and I hope my efforts will ripen into significant progress. I
promise that in issues between us and Syria, they know what I want from them
and I know well what they want from us," Olmert said.

April 22, 2008

Pay The Price

Commander Who Failed to Confront Terrorists Dismissed

(IsraelNN.com) The commander of the 9th armorred battalion was dismissed from his post Monday due to his failure to confront the Arab terrorists who infiltrated from Gaza and carried out an attack at the Nahal Oz fuel depot.

Two Israeli civilians were murdered in the attack.

An internal IDF probe found the commander and his soldiers were stationed just 150 meters from the depot. The commander, nevertheless refrained from ordering his men to attack.

This is a huge improvement over the past, officer need to pay the price for their failures.

April 18, 2008

Closed Due To Matzah

I will not be posting until Monday due to Passover.

April 17, 2008

Iran And Gaza

Thursday, April 17, 2008 Defense officials: Iran increasing smuggling efforts to Gaza

Defense officials: Iran increasing smuggling efforts to Gaza
Yaakov Katz and Herb Keinon , THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 17, 2008
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Iran has increased its efforts to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip by
using floatable devices that it drops near the waters off the Gaza coast and
are then picked up by Palestinian fisherman, senior defense officials have
told The Jerusalem Post.

According to defense officials, Iran was sending rockets as well as other
types of advanced weaponry to Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip via
tunnels dug under the Philadelphi Corridor and connecting the Sinai Desert
with Rafah as well as by sea. Officials said that the Navy was doing an
effective job in curbing the smuggling by sea but that there were shipments
that Israeli forces did not succeed in intercepting.

"They throw the weapons overboard in waterproof sealed tubes which then
float into the Gaza waters and are picked up by fishermen," one official
said. "Sometimes Navy boats intercept them and sometimes they get through."

In recent months, the IDF has noticed an increase in Iranian-made weaponry
in the Gaza Strip, including rockets as well as mortars. Terror groups in
Gaza recently were equipped by Tehran with two different types of mortar
shells made in Iran - one 120 mm with a range of 10 kilometers like a Kassam
rocket and another with a shorter range of six km.

Officials in Jerusalem said that it was impossible that some of the weaponry
now in Gaza was smuggled through tunnels burrowed from Sinai into Egypt, and
that there was obviously an alternative route that was being used to smuggle
weaponry into the Gaza Strip.

In addition to providing weaponry, Iran is also training Hamas and Islamic
Jihad terrorists who have used the periodic openings at the Rafah Crossing
with Egypt as well as the collapse of the border with Egypt in January to
travel to Iran and train there in terror and guerilla warfare.

Officials said that the route the weapons took from Iran to Egypt could go a
number of ways. One possibility is that the weapons are taken by boat from
Iran to Egypt and then are smuggled into Gaza through tunnels or thrown into
the waters off the coast and near the border. Another possible route is that
the weapons are transferred by Iran to Syria, then to Lebanon where
Hizbullah then ships them by boat to Egypt.

A branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards - called the Quds (Jerusalem)
Force - is believed to be responsible for overseas operations such as
training Hizbullah and Palestinian terrorists and providing them with
weapons.

Meanwhile Thursday, a terror infiltration into the Kerem Shalom Crossing
into Gaza was thwarted by the IDF. Military sources said that three armed
terrorists were spotted on their way to the crossing - the main conduit for
food and medical supplies transferred to Gaza - and were intercepted by a
force from the Bedouin Desert Battalion that was stationed nearby. One
terrorist was killed and another was wounded in an ensuing gunfight.

The foiled infiltration followed violence on Wednesday when three IDF
soldiers and close to 20 Palestinians were killed in clashes in Gaza. On
Thursday, 10 rockets were fired into Israel, including a Grad-model Katyusha
rocket that hit an open field south of Netivot. No one was injured in the
attacks.

Earlier in the day, two Islamic Jihad operatives were shot dead in the West
Bank town of Kabatiya near Jenin. The IDF said troops surrounded a home in
which the operatives were hiding, called on them to come out. The suspects
refused and in an ensuing exchange of fire were killed.

Feed The Enemy 4-17-08

Thursday, April 17, 2008 Summary of Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza Today

April 17th, 2008

IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UPDATE

Approximately 27 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred
into the Gaza Strip today via the Kerem Shalom crossing before it was forced
to close due to the attack on the crossing. In addition, 800,000 liters of
diesel fuel for heating and 240,000 tons of gas were transferred via Nahal
Oz which also closed during the afternoon after Palestinian snipers fired at
the crossing. The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of
Government Activities in the Territories.

The following is a list of supplies transferred through the Kerem Shalom
crossing: oil, paper, meat, nylon bags used for greenhouses, rice, fruit and
halva.



Only 27 trucks of aid made it into Gaza today, oh this is so sad. The Palestinians may be hungry and not have enough strength to carry the rockets to the launching site.

But wait why did only 27 trucks get into Gaza today?

Because the Palestinians were attacking the crossing into Gaza, but the Scum that wants to lead Israel to the gas chambers of today will still send trucks of aid on Friday.

April 16, 2008

No More

MFA: Gaza - Israeli Aid and Hamas Attacks

MFA: Gaza - Israeli Aid and Hamas Attacks
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

Early this morning (Wednesday) 16.4.08, three IDF soldiers were killed and
three injured in a clash with terrorists near the security fence between
Gaza and Israel ( http://tinyurl.com/6amc3b ). The event took place between
the Nahal Oz fuel terminal and Kibbutz Beeri, on the Gaza side of the fence,
when the IDF force encountered a group of armed Palestinians close to the
border. The IDF routinely operates in this area to prevent terrorist
infiltrations, sniper fire and Kassam rocket attacks.

Today's incident occurred - apparently not coincidentally - exactly one week
after the terrorist attack on the Nahal Oz fuel terminal, during which two
Israel workers were murdered ( http://tinyurl.com/5seye2 ). The presence of
the terrorists in that area is an indication that the threat from Gaza is
not aimed only at Sderot, but also at the other approximately 10 Israeli
communities near the border, which are also under daily threat.

In a separate incident, during an IDF operation against terrorist
infrastructure near the security fence in northern Gaza, Palestinian gunmen
opened fire from within a mosque. The mosque had been used for storing a
large amount of explosive devices and explosive substances. One IDF soldier
was moderately wounded. Mortar bombs and anti-tank missiles were also fired
at an IDF force.

Also today, all five crossings into Gaza for humanitarian aid (Karni, Sufa,
Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz and Erez) were open. These crossings supply Gaza with
the necessities for daily life for the people of Gaza.

194 truckloads of humanitarian aid were transferred to Gaza.

Israel is facilitating the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip
while at the same time it is being attacked from that territory. Israel
holds Hamas fully responsible for these attacks and their consequences.



Dead soldiers and we still feed the terrorist in Gaza.

G-D deliver the Jewish people from the evil that is the Knesset.

However we must remember that G-D did not part the Red Sea until a Jew of faith jumped in up to his nose.

Awake Am Israel and rise up and throw off the chains of slavery that the Cowards, Scum and Traitors in the Knesset have bound you with.

For it is OUR sons that serve in the IDF not the sons of Olmert, this gives us the right and duty to rise up and say no more.

No more dead boys in action that gains nothing.

No more aid and food to the Palestinians.

No more lies about peace.

No more wanting to be loved by the goyim, at the price of dead Jews.

Maybe it is time for the religious right to send the message to the government in a way that even they will understand, withholding our sons from IDF service.

The sons of Knesset members run away to Europe to avoid serving, if we all said no more and not one of our boys entered the IDF from today, maybe things would start to change.

Partner For Peace

Abbas honors Sbarro killer's driver JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 16, 2008 www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1208246580507&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

The Al Kuds Mark of Honor, the PLO's highest medal, will be given to two
female terrorists who helped kill Israelis, Israel Radio reported Wednesday.

Ahlam Tamimi, a Hamas affiliate serving a life sentence for driving the
suicide bomber who exploded himself in the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem,
killing at least half a dozen people, including a whole family and Amra
Muna, who seduced Ophir Rahum over the Internet and then lured him to
Ramallah where he was murdered, will both be awarded the medal.

Conferring the Al Kuds Mark of Honor is decided at the discretion of the
Palestinian Authority's president, and he alone has the final say when
choosing the Palestinians to be honored with the medal.

Palestinian Minister for Prisoner Affairs Ashraf el Ajami told Israel Radio
that his ministry gave PA President Mahmoud Abbas a comprehensive list of
prisoners and his office chose the nominees from this list.

Ajami refused to confirm that the medal would be given to Tamimi and Muna,
saying that he didn't want to "ruin the surprise" for the families attending
the ceremony scheduled for Thursday.

Abbas himself was en route to Russia and his staff refused to comment on the
report.

Likud MK Gideon Sa'ar said the report was "troubling and severe" news, but
added that if the report were true, it would continue a recent history of
doublespeak from Abbas, which, Sa'ar said, presented different Palestinian
intentions and narratives when speaking to Arab crowds and when addressing
Western diplomats.

Sa'ar mentioned a recent article where Abbas - Israel's Palestinian peace
partner - hinted that a return to armed struggle might be in the benefit of
the Palestinian cause.

President Bush, Prime Minister Olmert here is the true face of your peace partner.

What will it take for you two to see the truth, the death of the last Jew in Israel would that be enough ?

Maybe One Day They Will Like Us

The 3 Soldiers Were Killed While Engaging Terrorists
11 Nissan 5768, 16 April 08 06:22
by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) The three IDF soldiers killed Wednesday morning actively sought to engage and liquidate a terrorist cell, hoping to save Israeli lives in the future.

The incident occurred when the IDF identified an armed terrorist cell near the Gaza border fence, between Kibbutz Be'eri and the Nahal Oz crossing. It will be recalled that just last week, terrorists from Gaza infiltrated into Israel and murdered two Israelis working at the Nachal Oz fuel depot.

Givati Brigade infantry forces crossed over the border into Gaza in pursuit of the terrorists. In the ensuing battle, which turned out to be a Hamas ambush, terrorist fire killed the three, and wounded three others, including two in moderate condition.

The names of all the victims were released following notification of their families. Matan Ovdati, 19, of the Negev town Patish, will be buried at 6:30 PM on Wednesday in the military section of the local cemetery in Ofakim. The army announced that Ovdati was promoted posthumously to the rank of Sgt.

A second victim was Manhash al-Baniyat, 20, of the Bedouin village Kasifa in the Negev. He was to have been married in two months. The third victim was David Papian, 19, of Tel Aviv.

"Day in and day out, we are engaged in complex and dangerous counter-terrorism activity," IDF sources stated after the costly battle.

Military commentator Ron Ben-Yishai of the daily Yediot Acharonot says that the Hamas ambush was an imitation of Hizbullah attacks along the Israeli-Lebanese before the Second Lebanon War. "Hamas has learned," Ben-Yishai feels, "that sporadic Kassam rocket attacks against Israel are not as effective, and are more harmful to Hamas in terms of international public relations, than attacking IDF patrols along the fence."

"Hamas correctly perceives that its guerilla warfare along the border does not create internal Israeli pressure upon the government to execute a major offensive in Gaza," Ben-Yishai opines.

Hamas took great pride in the battle today, saying eight terrorists had attacked the Israelis from two sides. None of the terrorists were assumed to have been killed, though nine others were killed in an Israel Air Force strike afterwards.

Learned analyses notwithstanding, Hamas fired off an estimated 20 Kassam rockets at Israel today, causing some damage but no physical wounds.

© Copyright IsraelNationalNews.com

Hey I have a great idea.

Let's have the Israeli government send food and other supplies into Gaza so maybe the Palestinians, will start to like us.

Oh wait, we do have Cowards,Scum and Traitors for leaders that already do that and the Palestinians still want us dead.

Oh wait, I got an other idea.

We remove by force all the Jews from Gaza, and when all the Jews have been removed from Gaza then the Palestinians will start to like us.

Oh wait the C,S, and T's were at it again and Gaza is a Jew free zone and they still try to kill us.

Today they had too much success, may the blood of our fallen be avenged.

April 15, 2008

Feed The Enemy

April 15h, 2008

IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UPDATE

Approximately 100 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred
into the Gaza Strip today via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The
assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in
the Territories.

The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings:

67 trucks trough Sufa Crossing containing: drippers, seeds, cleaning
products, rice, sugar, meat, flour, salt, fruit, carrots, garlic, corn,
pasta, fruit, humus, eggs, cinnamon, fish and cloths.

33 trucks through Kerem Shalom crossing containing: medications, mushrooms,
bandages, bottles, cloths, diapers, canned food, oil, toilet paper, timber
and cable clips.



Traitors feeding our enemies has now becoming a daily tragedy.

Cowards, Scum and Traitors to the Jewish people and the ideal of a Jewish nation, that is who is leading Am Israel to the death camps of the 21st century.

80% of Gaza Residents Considering Emigrating

80% of Gaza Residents Considering Emigrating
11 Nissan 5768, 16 April 08 03:30
by Gil Ronen

(IsraelNN.com) Four fifths (80 percent) of the residents of Gaza find it difficult to cope with the situation there and are considering emigration, a survey by the Gaza-based Institute of Development Studies has found. Gazans are finding it gradually more difficult to deal with the economic situation there, according to the institute, and 44% said explicitly that they want to leave Gaza.

The institute presented the survey as part of a request to the international community to protect Gazans from Israel's wrath and to pressure Israel to enable economic development in Gaza.

The research also shows that since Hamas took over Gaza in June 2007, economic conditions in Gaza have worsened considerably. This is primarily due to the closure of border crossings into and out of Gaza, including the crossing into Egypt at Rafiah.

The Karni crossing was closed for 107 days and the total number of trucks which crossed into Gaza in 2007 was 8,397. The exports totaled 1,695 trucks.

Blame game
Saudi newspaper Ukaz, meanwhile, interviewed Dr. Mahmoud al-Hebash, a "minister" in Salam Fayyad's government in Judea and Samaria, who said the Hamas government was responsible for the Gaza crisis.

Hamas is making efforts to grab control of the aid sent to Gaza from "the legitimate government" in Ramallah, al-Hebash explained. He claimed Hamas is giving Israel excuses to continue "the policy of blockade," as he termed it. Al-Hebash called upon the Hamas government to recognize its responsibility for the crisis in Gaza following its military takeover, and accused it of trying to export the crisis to neighboring countries, meaning mostly Egypt.

Economy 'significantly worse'
The findings of a Near East Consulting poll released Tuesday showed that some 94 percent of Gaza residents believe their economic situation under Hamas rule is significantly worse than it was before the terrorist organization took over the region after ousting the rival Fatah faction in a civil war that ended with Hamas taking control of Gaza and Fatah controlling the PA areas of Judea and Samaria.

The survey, which polled 900 Gaza residents, found that 64 percents of respondents live under the poverty line; 41 percent said they would leave Gaza immediately if they could. Half of those polled feel less security since Hamas took over the region in June 2007 and 18 percent feel no change in the level of security. Some 32 percent said they feel more security since Hamas took control of Gaza.

© Copyright IsraelNationalNews.com

Israel should help this along by not giving any supplies to Gaza.

Nothing should be allowed in or out of Gaza except for Arabs that are moving away.

In the end it will only be terrorist and then the IDF can go in and level all of Gaza.

April 14, 2008

10 V 7

The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition

PLO official: We'll drive Israel out of Palestine
Jerusalem Post Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 13, 2008

"The PLO is the sole legitimate representative [of the Palestinian people], and it has not changed its platform even one iota."

That's what the PLO's ambassador to Lebanon, Abbas Zaki, told Lebanon's NBN TV in an interview that aired last Wednesday and was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

"In light of the weakness of the Arab nation and the lack of values, and in light of the American control over the world, the PLO proceeds through phases, without changing its strategy. Let me tell you, when the ideology of Israel collapses, and we take, at least, Jerusalem, the Israeli ideology will collapse in its entirety, and we will begin to progress with our own ideology, Allah willing, and drive them out of all of Palestine," added Zaki.

The clip can be viewed at http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1738.htm.



Come on President Bush and Condi, let's give these people a state, for Fatah is better than Hamas.

Hamas will put 10 bullets into a Jews head and Fatah only 7, so I guess Fatah wants peace.

To The Gas

April 14th, 2008

IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UPDATE

Approximately 123 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred
into the Gaza Strip today via the Kerem Shalom, Karni and Sufa Crossings.
The assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities
in the Territories.

The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings:

54 trucks trough Sufa Crossing containing: medications, cleaning products,
rice, sugar, meat, dairy products, washing powder, flour, salt, fruit,
carrots, halva, starch, eggs, cinnamon, yeast, fish and cloths.

51 trucks through Karni crossing containing: wheat, barley, soy, lentils and
sesame.

18 trucks through Kerem Shalom crossing containing: medical equipment,
medications, electrical equipment, conserves, paper, nylon, diapers, toilet
paper, oil, wood for greenhouses, pumps and drip irrigation system.


I will post every time the traitors in power feed our enemy in Gaza.

The leaders of Israel that sit in the Knesset care more about Arab lives than they care about Jewish lives. Make no mistake during the holocaust these scum would be taking their fellow Jews into the gas, for they are today doing the same thing to Am Israel leading us to the slaughter.

But the people are no better, for we also have not learned the lessons that the Nazi's should have taught us and that is to fight every enemy of Am Israel.

April 13, 2008

Bravo Bibi

Carter 'quite at ease' about meeting Hamas' Mashaal

Former US president arrives in Israel as part of week-long Mideast tour, defends his scheduled Damascus meeting with Hamas leader. 'It's very important that at least someone meet with the Hamas leaders to try to induce them to stop all attacks against innocent civilians in Israel and cooperate with Fatah,' he says
Yitzhak Benhorin

Former US president Jimmy Carter, who arrived in Israel Sunday as part of a 'study mission' that runs until April 21, met with the parents of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit at Jerusalem's King David Hotel.

Carter met earlier with President Shimon Peres shortly after landing at Ben-Gurion Airport. The president criticized Carter's plans to meet with exiled Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal in Damascus this weekend.

Following reports of the scheduled talks with Mashaal, Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not meet with Carter due to what the Likud chairman's associate said was the former US president's "anti-Israeli positions in recent years".


'You can't always get prerequisites'

On Saturday Carter told ABC News' "This Week" that he felt "quite at ease" about meeting Hamas leaders over the objections of Washington because the Palestinian group is essential to a future peace with Israel.

"It's very important that at least someone meet with the Hamas leaders to express their views, to ascertain what flexibility they have, to try to induce them to stop all attacks against innocent civilians in Israel and to cooperate with the Fatah as a group that unites the Palestinians," Carter said during the interview, which was aired Sunday.

"There's no doubt in anyone's mind that, if Israel is ever going to find peace with justice concerning the relationship with their next-door neighbors, the Palestinians, that Hamas will have to be included in the process," he said.

The former US president said that during his Mideast tour he'd be meeting Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Saudi Arabians and others "who might have to play a crucial role in any future peace agreement that involves the Middle East."

Asked whether it was right to meet a group that has not renounced violence or recognized Israel, he said, "Well, you can't always get prerequisites adopted by other people before you even talk to them."



Jimmy Carter is just a old fashion Jew hating has been.Good for Bibi for refusing to me Carter, any Jews that has any self pride would do the same thing.

April 11, 2008

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 3pm EDT, 12 noon Pacific and 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 the show by going to the host radio program web page http://kknt960.townhall.com/

April 09, 2008

Peres: Gaza Invasion Only Way To Stop Rocket Attacks

Peres: Gaza Invasion Only Way To Stop Rocket Attacks

(IsraelNN.com) President Shimon Peres told Army Radio Tuesday that the only way to stop all rocket attacks against Israel from Gaza is to invade and take over the area, a move he opposes. However, he also told representatives of foreign missions in Israel that the Arabs do not want peace. "The political process that is underway with the Palestinian leadership will be a prolonged one due to the Palestinians' lack of seriousness towards concluding an agreement," he stated.

The President repeated the government's rejection of negotiating over the Palestinian Authority demand that Israel allow several million foreign Arabs to immigrate to the Jewish state. He said that allowing the demand would be"'committing a demographic suicide."

RIP Fallen Hero

druze soldier fall 4-9-08.jpg


An IDF soldier was killed and two others were lightly injured Tuesday night during an Israeli raid in the southern Gaza Strip, near the Kissufim crossing.

The killed soldier was identified as Staff Sergeant Sayef Bisan, 21, of the Druze village of Jat in the western Galilee. His family was informed of his death. The wounded troops were evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.

During the operation, the troops encountered a group of gunmen who opened fire at them, killing one soldier and injuring two others.

In response, the IDF fired at the Palestinians from the air, hitting two gunmen. Palestinians reported that a Hamas gunman was killed and four were injured.

During the night raid, the soldiers operated in a constructed area. Some 10 Palestinians were arrested and taken in for questioning by security forces.

The limited operation ended early Wednesday. The soldiers returned to the Israeli side, but the Palestinians continued to fire mortar shells and RPG shells at the forces operating in the area.

The IDF activity in the area is aimed at locating weapons and terror infrastructures. The area where the soldiers operated Tuesday night has seen a large number of shooting incidents recently, including sniper fire directed at agricultural fields in Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha.


'Sayef loved his country'

Hundreds of people have been pouring to Bisan's parents' house in Jat to console the family ever since word of his death became known Wednesday morning.

Friends and relatives described Sayef as a young man who was planning a military career and who loved the State and the army almost as much as he loved his family.

His uncle, Karim, said that Sayef grew up in a Zionist home and was brought up to love his homeland. He added that the family was proud that their son gave his life for the country. "This is how we raise our children – to contribute to this country which we are part of."

Sayef is survived by his parents, Ramzi and Nahil, and four brothers and sisters. His funeral will be held in the village of Jat at 6 pm Wednesday.


Operating 'day and night'

Meanwhile, the IDF continues its daily activities along the border fence, but has refrained so far from launching a wide-scale operation in Gaza.

IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi stated last week that "the IDF is constantly operating in the Gaza Strip, day and night, and should the political echelon decide on a wide-scale operation – the IDF will execute it."

The Egoz unit, which lost one of its fighters Tuesday night, has continued operating in Gaza over the past few months, even after the Golani Brigade left the Strip. The unit's soldiers carry out different activities inside the Strip, some of which are not reported.

The unit lost four of its fighters in a battle with Hizbullah during the Second Lebanon War. About a month ago, the unit's soldiers took part in an operation in the central Gaza Strip, which left a top Islamic Jihad commander dead.



Once again I must pay the highest respect to a fallen member of the Druze community.

May we always be friends and allies.

Thank you for the sacrifice that you have made and continue to make for the Jewish people and Israel

April 08, 2008

Freedom Is A Good Thing

Yesha Security Teams Denied IDF-Issued Guns

(IsraelNN.com) Hundreds of guns and other military-issue equipment held in armories in Jewish towns throughout Judea and Samaria have been collected by the IDF in recent weeks. The weapons were held in reserve to be used by armed volunteer response teams from the communities in the event of attack.

The IDF Spokesman's Office, which confirmed the collection efforts, explained that only military-issue guns that are not in use have been collected. No personal weapons have been confiscated, nor have emergency response teams been left unarmed. Rather, the IDF emphasized, the guns collected have come from caches that have been untouched for a significant length of time. "Let's say they're rusting away," an IDF spokesman told Arutz Sheva.

Accordingly, the gun collection program excluded those weapons currently issued to local security personnel and to members of emergency response teams in the Judea and Samaria region, according to the IDF. However, residents of the towns in question said that it was now impossible to obtain any new guns, even for those who have been volunteering with community emergency response teams for weeks prior to the latest collection efforts.

I don't know if the truth is the guns are "rusting away" as the IDF spokeman states or if this is a ploy by the government to take rifles and other heavier than pistol weapons away from the Jews living in Judea and Samaria, and I really don't care which of these is true.

For the only truth that matters is the fact that Israel needs to have the Israeli version of the Second Amendment.

All Jews, and those others that have served in the IDF have the G-D given right to own guns, the fact that the Israeli government fails to respond and codify this right in Israeli law is a sign of the fact that that Jews that started Israel,
were in fact Bolsheviks. Also the current Jews that "rule" over Israel like their feudal kingdom are cut from the same bolt of cloth.

Let freedom ring and let a persons wealth be what determines how many guns that they can own.

Some will respond, but we have a security situation in Israel. I agree and as such your guns must be stored in a safe in your home and if your home is of newer construction this safe must be bolted into your safe room which is of special construction which makes the room very hard to break into. Also the law could read if your guns were stolen and they were not being stored in a safe, then you loose the right to own guns.

I would also like to see a part of the law to read that you will face either 50 years in prison or the death penalty if you sell your gun to terrorist or organized crime.

But let's be honest the Arabs can get all the guns they want and they are making grenades and RPG's so they don't need to buy their guns in the market place

The real issue here is an armed Israeli public is a danger to the scum that sits in the Knesset, which is as it should be. For remember the Second Amendment in America, is not about shooting holes in targets or Bambi, no it is about having the ability to shoot holes in those that rule over us.

April 07, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008 62% of Jews suspect that Arab Israelis will revolt Arabs in Israel: 49% Israel has right to exist within '67 borders 71% prefer Israel over any other nation in the world

Press Release

April 7, 2008

Arab-Jewish relations index for 2007, which will be presented tomorrow at
the Haifa Conference for Social Responsibility at the University of Haifa:
62% of the Jewish public is wary of civil disobedience among the Arab
public; 64.6% avoid entering Arab towns in Israel
*A slight rise compared to last year in the majority of indices that measure
relations between Jews and Arabs*

62% of Jews suspect that Arab Israelis will begin a popular uprising and 64%
refrain from entering Arab towns in Israel - reports the Arab-Jewish
relations index for 2007, which will be presented tomorrow at the Haifa
Conference for Social Responsibility held at the University of Haifa. The
index also reveals that the Arab public has some suspicions of their own:
62% are suspicious of a transfer and 76% are suspicious of State-sponsored
violence.

From the index, complied by Prof. Sami Smooha - Dean of the Faculty of
Social Sciences at the University of Haifa and a 2008 Israel Prize Laureate
in Sociology, it was revealed that more than half of the Jewish public and
the Arab public think that relations between Jews and Arabs are not good and
they become even worse in the future.

In the study, presented for the second year at the Haifa Conference for
Social Responsibility, 699 Jewish civilians and 719 Arab citizens
representative of the country were asked their stance on a range of issues
relating to the Jewish-Arab rift.

Notwithstanding the suspicions of both sides; 86% of the Jewish population
and 75% of the Arab population believe that Israel is a good place to live;
85% amongst the Jewish public and 71% amongst the Arab public prefer Israel
over any other nation in the world. 58% amongst the Arab public believe that
Israel democratic for them too.

Also; 62% of the Jewish public believe that Arab citizens risk national
security by their high birth rate (compared to 64.4% last year); 80% are
suspicious of Arab Israeli support for the Palestinian national struggle
(compared to 83.1% last year). 80% of Arabs fear that their civil rights may
be harmed (compared to 77.4% last year) and 83% are worried about major land
expropriation (compared to 80% last year).

Furthermore, the percentage of Arabs who deny Israel's right to exist as a
Jewish-Zionist state rose slightly from 62.6% last year to 64% this year.
The percentage of Arab civilians who deny Israel's right to exist rose from
15% last year to 20% this year. Support for the use of violence to advance
the interests of the Arab minority rose from 9.5% to 10.8% this year. 18% of
the Jewish public denies the right of existence to the Arabs as a minority
in Israel compared to 16% last year.

Altogether, 48.3% of the Jewish public believe that they can't trust Arab
citizens; however, 60.2% of the Arab public believe that they can't trust
Jewish citizens; while 37% of the Jewish public supports encouraging Arabs
to leave Israel, one third support stripping the Arabs of their voting
rights.

The indices that measure the possibility of co-existence between the two
groups showed declines. Only 54% of the Jewish public feels that both sides
have historic rights to the Land compared to 68.5% last year. Also, support
for the two-state solution was down from 74% the previous year to 70% this
year.
Last year, 67.5% of the Arab public polled believed that Israel within the
borders of the Green Line has a right to exist as a Jewish and democratic
nation where Jews and Arabs can live side by side - compared to 49% this
year.

"The index exposes the dimensions of the deep rift between Arabs and Jews;
in order to narrow this divide, there is a need to settle the Palestinian
question and to find a balance between the Jewish and democratic characters
of the State. Nevertheless, looking at it in perspective and in comparison
to surveys conducted over the years, it is important to note that there isn't
a trend towards extremism in the attitudes of the Arab population or
entrenchment among the Jewish public," Prof. Smooha said.

The full results from the index will be presented at the Haifa Conference
for Social Responsibility held on April 8-9 at the University of Haifa on
the topic of "Whose responsibility is it?". The conference will discuss a
range of topics related to the links between the State, civilian society and
the private sector on all things related to social responsibility in Israel.
Participants in the conference include; the State Comptroller, Justice
Michah Lindenstrauss; High Court Judge, Justice Dalia Dorner (ret.);
Interior Minister, Meir Shetreet; MK, Amir Peretz; former General Manager of
the Finance Ministry and Chair of Governing Council, University of Haifa,
Dr. Yossi Bachar; Israel Prize Laureate, Dov Lautman; Minister for Welfare
and Social Services, Yitzhak Herzog; Menashe Samira, Director-General,
Second Television and Radio Broadcasting Authority; and more.

Amir Gilat, Ph.D.
Communication and Media Relations
University of Haifa
Tel: +972-4-8240098/2
Cell: +972-52-6178200
agilat@univ.haifa.ac.il

April 06, 2008

Thank You, However

Evangelist Hagee pledges $6 million to Israel

Rally held by group founded by controversial American Christian leader backs Israeli sovereignty over entire unified capital while donating millions to public causes. 'Turning part or all of Jerusalem over to the Palestinians would be tantamount to turning it over to the Taliban,' Hagee says
Associated Press

American Evangelist John Hagee on Sunday announced donations of $6 million to a number of Israeli causes and declared that Israel must remain in control of all of Jerusalem.

Hagee, who has been in the news lately for his endorsement of US Presidential candidate John McCain and his criticism of the Catholic Church, brought hundreds of backers on a solidarity trip to Israel.

Hagee's group, Christians United for Israel, held a colorful rally at Jerusalem's convention center. The mostly American audience waved Israeli flags and cheered as Hagee joined keynote speaker Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's hardline opposition Likud party, to insist Jerusalem remain united and under Jewish control.

''Turning part or all of Jerusalem over to the Palestinians would be tantamount to turning it over to the Taliban,'' Hagee said. Palestinians claim the eastern part of the city, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, as the capital of their future state.

Among the 16 causes Hagee supported with the contributions he announced were divided the Magen David Adom emergency service and a conference center in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel.

The fate of Jewish settlements like Ariel is one of the issues at the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Support of evangelicals for Israel's maintaining control of all of the West Bank endears them to Israeli hardliners but troubles more dovish activists.

''If they're giving money to mainstream causes it's hard to object,'' said political analyst Yossi Alpher, who edits an Israeli-Arab online newsletter.

But he added, ''When they give money to extreme right-wing causes and when they direct their political support there, they are damaging the peace process.''

Hagee's statements about Catholicism caused McCain to distance himself last month. The San Antonio pastor suggested that Catholic anti-Semitism shaped German Nazi ruler Adolf Hitler, among other comments.



I have to thank Pastor Hagee for raising this money for Israeli causes.

However if he thinks that Bibi Netanyahu is conservative or will not give away or land then he is just wrong.

Bibi gave away Hevron and I see no reason not to think he would give away land in the future.

April 04, 2008

History In The Making


First female Arab soldier joins elite unit 669

Muslim soldier serving as medic on IAF’s special airborne search and rescue unit is candidate to become airborne medic
Yossi Yehoshua

History is being made in the Israel Air Force. A female Arab soldier has joined the IAF’s elite Airborne Combat Search and Rescue Unit 669, for the very first time in this illustrious unit’s history.

The soldier currently serves as a medic with the unit, and is also expected to soon receive training to become an airborne medic.

Seeing as the unit is typically involved in sensitive, and highly classified, IDF operations, soldiers serving in this unit require an extremely high security classification.

A Muslim soldier has consequently never served in this unit in either an administrative or combat capacity, that is until the aforementioned Muslim medic managed to circumvent this barrier as well.

The female soldier in question, a resident of an Arab village in northern Israel, volunteered to serve in the IDF, though not obligated to do so. She completed her medic training course with top honors, and was immediately placed with unit 669. The unit was stunned to learn of her Muslim origins, and an investigation later revealed that an error was made concerning her security classification.

In spite of this error, the unit’s commander insisted that the medic remain with the unit because of her truly exceptional skills. The soldier will even attend training to become an airborne medic this July. She could very well make history by becoming the first Muslim airborne medic in IDF history.



One more sign of how far Israel has sunk.

This women may be a great person but that is not the question.

Is she a security risk ?

Can we put State secrets at risk so we can show how progressive we are?

Aid Shot - No Change In Policy

Apr 4, 2008 11:36 | Updated Apr 4, 2008 16:24 Hamas sniper who hit Dichter aide was aiming for minister By HAVIV RETTIG, GIL HOFFMAN, JPOST.COM STAFF AND AP

A Hamas sniper who wounded an aide to Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, Mati Gill, was aiming for the minister and the group he was leading, the organization told a French news agency late Friday afternoon.

Gill was listed in light to moderate condition at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon after being shot and wounded by a Palestinian gunman Friday while he and Dichter were touring an observation point overlooking the northern Gaza Strip. Dichter was not hurt.

Dichter and Gill had taken a 15-member delegation of the Board of Governors of the Canada Israel Committee (CIC) to the overlook near Sderot in order to familiarize them with the situation in southern Israeli communities bordering Gaza, which have come under frequent Palestinian rocket fire.

The IDF informed Army Radio that while the lookout point visited by Dichter's group is considered "under threat" and defined as a "target" for Palestinian terror groups in Gaza, visits there are not prohibited.

Earlier, Dichter told Army Radio he didn't believe the shots had been aimed at him, but at the Canadian group.

Moshe Ronen, the president of the CIC, described the unfolding of the incident: "We were told by the shin bet to lie down on the sand; an assistant of Avi Dichter was shot in the leg. As soon as the fire started everybody hit the floor and within approximately a minute the IDF started firing back. Within 20 to 30 minutes IDF troops had evacuated the delegation and the minister from the border area."

This was the second time in recent weeks that a Dichter aide has been hurt in a Palestinian attack. In late February, a Dichter bodyguard was lightly wounded in a rocket attack on southern Israel as he prepared for the minister to visit.

Religious Affairs Minister Yitzhak Cohen went to visit Gill in Barzilai Hospital and Mati told him: "Yesterday we went to an hachnasat sefer Torah [a ceremony commemorating a synagogue's acquisition of a new Torah scroll] in Sderot. I want the people to know that they can continue shooting but we will respond with more hachnasot sefer Torah."

In September of 2007, The Jerusalem Post ran a feature on Mati Gill.

Several groups claimed responsibility for the attack, including the military wing of Hamas, a militant offshoot of Fatah, and two little-known radical Islamic groups inspired by al-Qaida, the Army of the Nation and a hitherto unknown group called Defenders of Al-Aksa.

Earlier Friday, agriculturists who toured the fields of Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha along the Gaza Strip border morning in a show of solidarity with local farmers - who are being attacked by Palestinian snipers on an almost daily basis - were themselves greeted by sniper fire from the Palestinian side of the fence. There were no wounded in that attack. Three months ago, an Ecuadorean volunteer at the kibbutz was killed by a Palestinian sniper.

Since this is the second aid to Dichter to be wounded I have little hope, no the sad reality is I have no hope of this incident making any change in the way the government handles the security situation.

You could ask if it would make a difference if the Minister was hit, would that be the spark that turns things around.

Based on history the answer would be no since we have had a Minister assassinated in the past and the murder of Ze'evi changed nothing.

What will it take to wake up either the leaders of Israel or the people to rise up against the leaders?

April 03, 2008

Feed The Terrorist

April 3rd, 2008

IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UPDATE

Approximately 100 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred
into the Gaza Strip today via the Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The
assistance was organized with the Coordinator of Government Activities in
the Territories.

The following is a list of supplies transferred through the crossings:

63 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: fruit, rice, sugar, dairy
products, meat, fish, flour, garlic, medicine, hypochlorite, cocoa powder,
carrot, yeast, reproductive eggs.

37 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: rice, sugar, coffee,
oil, flour, pasta, tea, toilet paper, cleaning products, diapers, medicine.

I know lets start of new humanitarian group, "Feed The Terrorist".

The goal of our group will be to keep our enemies strong and in a position to attack Israel.

What Is A Father To Do

Thursday, April 3, 2008 [Until Israelis are murdered]IDF says removed 10 West Bank roadblocks

[Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: Israel Radio reports this evening that security
officials say the roadblocks will be returned if and when the Palestinians
manage to murder some Israelis thanks to the removed roadblocks.

Cynics say that if the Olmert team has apparently decided to let some
Israelis be murdered to please Secretary of State Rice, then it is hoped
that the attack takes place on a slow news day in the U.S. so that it gets
coverage.]

IDF says removed 10 West Bank roadblocks
Roadblocks near Nablus, Tulkarem, Qalqiliya removed as gesture to Abbas.
'Removal of roadblocks will make it easier on terrorists to carry out
attacks,' says Israeli security official. Palestinians: Not one roadblock
removed
Efrat Weiss YNET and AP Published: 04.03.08, 21:57 / Israel News
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3527437,00.html

The IDF said in a statement Thursday that it took down 10 manned roadblocks
near the West Bank towns of Nablus, Tulkarem and Qalqiliya to ease
restrictions on the movement of Palestinians, in keeping with the
commitments Israel made to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her
visit to the region earlier this week. However, none of the points are major
crossings.

Israel promised Rice it would remove 50 roadblocks to ease restrictions on
Palestinians. Israel says the obstacles are needed to keep Palestinian
assailants out, but the Jewish state also wants to boost moderate
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by easing restrictions on his people, as
peace negotiations proceed.

"There is no doubt that the removal of the roadblocks will make it easier on
terrorists to carry out attacks and then escape back to the territories, but
the decision was made at government level," an Israeli security official
told Ynet.

Jericho checkpoints also removed

A Palestinian security official refuted the report, saying "not one
roadblock has been removed. Maybe the IDF removed roadblocks in its own
bases, but not in the Palestinian Authority and certainly not in the West
Bank."

On Monday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said Israel removed two
checkpoints in Jericho in addition to evacuating the Rimonim checkpoint near
Ramallah. Yesha leaders claimed that the IDF's plan to remove the Modiin
roadblock in the Binyamin area, which is in the vicinity of Jerusalem, was
canceled after settlers said they would man the roadblock themselves if
needed.

The settlers said the Modiin roadblock was crucial, adding that in the past
an Israeli woman was killed because it had been removed.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said recently that Israel was not
living up to its commitment to freeze settlement construction and ease
Palestinian movement in the West Bank.

A report published last year by Peace Now stated that there are 93 manned
checkpoints throughout the West Bank, in addition to 467 roadblocks, such as
gates, ditches and sand mounds.



This not only places Jews at risk, it puts my son in the IDF at risk.

What can a father do when both his countries put his son at greater risk?

The question is do we as Jews deserve to have our own country if we are not willing to fight for it against the evil that is the Palestinians?

Soon To Murder Again

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Palestinian police officer convicted of murder expects release in trade so can kill more Israelis

Palestinian who murdered Israeli Border Guard officer in 2000 sentenced to
55 years in prison. Convict dismisses notion he will carry out full term,
says he will undoubtedly be released in prisoner exchange, then continue
killing
Efrat Weiss YNET Published: 04.02.08, 19:34 / Israel News
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3526958,00.html

The Salem Military Court in Samaria sentenced on Wednesday Na'al Yassin, a
Palestinian police officer who murdered Border Guard Officer Yossi Tabijah
in September of 2000, to a life term and an additional 30 years, to be
served consecutively.

According to the indictment, on September 29, 2000 the convict participated
in a patrol arranged together with the Border Guard. The two patrol
vehicles, belonging to the Border Guard and the Palestinian police, parked
next to the West Bank city of Qalqilya, at which point Yassin exited the
Palestinian vehicle and began to shoot at the Israeli car, crying "Allah
Akbar." As a result Tabijah was killed and another officer was wounded.

A representative from the prosecution described the shooting as "an atrocity
that no words can describe." He added that the defendant "is an animal who
hates life. In addition to Tabija he attempted to murder his patrol
colleagues without hesitation and in cold blood. He shot whole cartridges at
the vehicles and even changed magazines numerous times in order to continue
shooting."

The representative also mentioned that during some of the hearings, the
defendant claimed he would continue to kill after he is released from jail
during prisoner exchanges. "His ambitions can be summed up in one sentence:
Kill, kill, kill, as many innocent people as possible," he concluded.

On Wednesday the convict declared that he does not recognize Israel's right
to exist. "Israel killed 4,000 of our people and we have killed 1,000 of
hers. If you want peace, go back to Europe."

Yassin was also convicted of other numerous crimes, such as manslaughter,
conspiracy to commit murder, and possession of weapons.



He is correct he will almost 100% go free as part of some political deal, so he can murder Jews again.

Execute him and be done with it.

We are going to loose our country if we don't wake up.

April 02, 2008

Shoot Or Vote

Referendum on J'lem will end in bloodshed'

Prominent jurist Prof. Kremnitzer warns Knesset committee that civil war may break out over proposed referendum on status of Jerusalem, Golan Heights
Zvi Lavi

Could a referendum on the future of contested Israeli land end in civil war? Professor Mordechai Kremnitzer, a renowned legalist, stated during a Knesset committee meeting, that “a referendum on the future of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights may very well end in bloodshed.”

During the Knesset committee meeting, deliberating a privately sponsored bill to establish a referendum on governmental territorial concessions, Professor Kremnitzer warned that “if such a referendum comes down to an extremely close vote, especially if the Arab public is allowed to take part in it, then certain segments of the Israeli public might very well dispute the legitimacy of the referendum results and resist them through violent means.”.

Following committee deliberations, however, the government made the surprising announcement that it has no interest in conducting such a referendum to begin with. The government had no formal position on conducting such a referendum hitherto, however on Monday the Ministerial Committee For Legislation announced that the government will categorically object to such a referendum unless anchored in Basic Law.

The privately sponsored bill regarding the referendum was proposed by former Kadima MK Avigdor Yitzhaki and was signed by 64 current MKs.


‘A referendum could topple Israeli democracy’

Kremnitzer warned committee members that a referendum is nothing more than a “magic potion” that could “very well topple Israel’s democratic system.” Israel’s democracy, he contended, “is too young, fragile and laden with difficult problems” to effectively contend with such a referendum.

The professor noted that “there is a rapid process of erosion of public trust in the political establishment in Israel. Most Israelis feel that they know what is best for the country just as well, if not better than, most MKs or politicians. A showdown between the populace and the political establishment, which is at the heart of such referendums, it is a sure recipe for a near fatal blow to the Israeli democratic system.”

The solution, according to the professor, is to make referendums part of Israel’s Basic Law, but in such a way that they still appear objective and unbiased, that is not geared towards attaining a particular result. “

A referendum works well if a clear majority, that is 70-80% of eligible voters, take part and if the results are clear cut and conclusive," said Kremnitzer."It is also vital to clearly and unequivocally phrase the referendum question at hand, sot that it does not appear to sway the results. Otherwise, only chaos and anarchy can ensue.”



I have several problems with what Professor Mordechai Kremnitzer states here first, I really have a problem with Israeli Arabs having the right to vote on the future of the Jewish State or issues that are strictly Jewish i.e. setting the criteria for "Who is a Jew"

Second the Professor has mistaken Israeli democracy with the instrument of implementing democracy, the Knesset.
Which as an aside has done a terrible job of representing the Israeli people and as such hinders the implementation of democracy in Israel.

The only way to possibly avoid bloodshed is to take these major issues that pertain to retreat for the Jewish State to a vote of the Jewish people. If the people vote to Jewish people vote to give up Judea, Samaria (west bank) and Jerusalem this can be the release valve for political pressure that could lead up to a civil war.

But to avoid a referendum as a way to cram the will of the traitors in the Knesset down the throats of the Jewish people, I pray would result in a civil war. For if it didn't then we would be at the beginning of the end, for Zionism.

I know for me if the Israeli people would allow free reign for the Knesset in further retreat, for the Jewish State and we gave away our heartland and Jerusalem, I would be done with any support for Israel.

Shoot or vote that is the question that faces the Israeli people and the Knesset.

April 01, 2008

Man Up Or Turn Out The Lights

MK El-Sana: Bill banning visits in enemy states worse than Nuremberg Laws

House Committee votes to push 'Bishara bill', named for former MK who fled Israel to avoid charges of aiding Hizbullah. 'We will continue to visit enemy states, support peace at the same time,' say Arab lawmaker
Zvi Lavi

"This law is worse than the Nuremberg Laws," Knesset Member Talab El-Sana of the United Arab List-Ta'al party told a Knesset committee discussing the an amendment to Basic Law: The Knesset, which would forbid candidates who have visited enemy states without permission from running for office.

The Nuremberg Laws, passed in 1935, stripped Jews of their German citizenship and introduced a new distinction between “Reich citizens” and “nationals.”

MK El-Sana was removed from the meeting by House Committee chairman David Tal (Kadima) in light of the harsh remark.

"Members of the fifth column are allowed to say anything," MK Zevulun Orlev (National Union – NRP), who, along with Yisrael Beiteinu MK Esterina Tartman, initiated the so-called "Bishara Law", named after former Balad Party chairman Azmi Bishara, who fled the country after being suspected of aiding Hizbullah during the Second Lebanon War.

El-Sana responded by saying "Orlev is busy thinking about laws instead of reading the bible; we will continue to visit enemy states and support peace at the same time."


'We shouldn't be naive'
MK Alex Miller, also of Yisrael Beiteinu, said "this is the level of the Arab Knesset members."


The committee eventually decided by a majority vote to prepare the bill for its first reading.

During the meeting Orlev explained his reason for submitting the bill: "When an Arab political leader travels to an enemy state, we should not be naïve as to the motive for the trip, his loyalty to Israel and the damage caused to Israel's security as a result. Some Arab leaders in Israel have called out against Israel's Jewish identity and support the Arab countries' armed struggle."

Meretz MK Zahava Gal-On, who opposed the bill, told the House Committee members that she did not "support" visits to enemy states, but added that they had "no connection to the armed struggle".

According to her, "there is an atmosphere in the Knesset which is aimed at expelling Arabs from the plenum."

Orlev said in response that he is interested in having Arabs serve in the Knesset so long as they are "loyal to the Jewish and democratic state".

Kadima member Yoel Hasson said "the MKs who claim to represent the Arab population do not really represent the entire Arab sector. The Zionist parties have done more for the good of the Arab public than the Arab MKs who brought about this bill in the first place."

Deputy Attorney General Yehoshua Schoffman said the government decided to support the bill after a compromise was reached in the preliminary reading according to which candidates who visit enemy stated will be forbidden from running for Knesset unless a court of law decides otherwise.

When you read about this new law it all sounds so good, until you get to the clause that makes it a paper tiger.

With the liberal anti Jewish Supreme Court in Israel, I can promise one thing, every Arab traitor running for Knesset will appeal to the Supreme Court and will be allowed to run for office.

Forget passing a law barring traitors from visiting our enemies, all it does is get us bad press.

If these traitors to the State start to disappear and others have fatal vehicle accidents, this would do more for the security of the Jewish people than passing a law that has a clause in it that makes it worthless.

We are are war and we must start acting like a nation at war, which means killing ALL enemies foreign and domestic.

The way our leaders act today and the fact that the Israeli people don't rise up and demand change, makes me start to think the Jews don't deserve a place to call home.

For if we can't or if we refuse to man up, and do what must be done then let's forget about the whole thing.

For we are fast approaching the point of immorality, where every Israeli soldier that falls is immoral because the State is dealing in partial measures, which risk not only Jewish lives, but the future of the State of Israel as well.