TRUMP Factor – Unraveling Hypocrisy!
When will the government of Israel start doing the right stuff – removing enemies
from Jewish land, and putting the end to international anti-Semitic hypocrisy?
- The US State Department confirmed it is ordering the closure of the Washington mission of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).
- Trump administration has frozen $25 million in funding to Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem as part of its punitive campaign against the Palestinian Authority for refusing to participate in its peace effort.
- Trump Says No Aid to Palestinian Authority
US President Donald Trump told American Jewish leaders and rabbis before the Rosh Hashana that aid to the Palestinian Authority will be suspended “until we make a deal.” Trump maintained that it was not “disrespectful at all” to use American aid as a bargaining chip, and said, “I think it’s disrespectful when people (take money and) don’t come to the table.” US contributions for FY2017 totaled $359.3 million. The contribution for FY2018 was just $65 million. Trump may have been blunt, but he wasn’t wrong when he tweeted in January, “We pay the Palestinians HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect.” (The US government has provided of assistance to the Palestinians, with more than $11 billion since 1994)
After strings of actions taken by the Trump administration against the Palestinians, the White House will cut the last funding channel aiding them – Conflict Management and Mitigation Program to be denied access of $10 million in funds. However, it was reported funding would still be given to programs in which only Israeli Jews and Arab Israelis participate. (Next step for Trump administration is to reduce the UN funding by amount it spends on ‘Palestinians’!)
- US Takes on anti-Israel BDS Activities on University Campuses.
The US Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights has decided to adopt the international definition of anti-Semitism, which defines Judaism not only as a religion but also an ethnicity and includes holding Jews responsible for Israel’s actions as a form of anti-Semitism.
FOOD for THOUGHT. by Steven Shamrak
Knowing how to deal with a deadly enemy and not protecting Israel’s population is a crime! Suggesting the same old ideas, that only encourage more terror and bring no positive results is stupidity! Removal of enemy population from the Jewish land is only option – the time is now!
Please, read and distribute!
Hamas have been using 17,000 children to fight Israel. Jerusalem Institute for Justice submits request to sue Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh for using children as child soldiers, human shields. Haniyeh committed two main war crimes: Firstly, he used children under the age of 15 for military purposes, using them both as child soldiers and to carry out terror attacks.
Belgium has broken its relations with the Palestinian Authority’s education ministry over its honoring of terrorists and will no longer fund the construction of its schools. The Belgian Education Ministry announced the move — the first of its kind by any European country! Last year, Belgium froze $3.8 million in funding for the construction of two Palestinian schools after a West Bank school that it helped fund was renamed for a terrorist who killed Jewish civilians. (Education is only making them better terrorists!)
Israel reopened the Erez border crossing, more than a week after shutting it following a Palestinian protest that damaged the site. Israel and Egypt have enforced an air, land and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, but Israel grants permission to a limited number of people to cross. An average of around 1,000 Gazans cross through Erez each day, mostly those in need of medical care but also businesspeople and students. (Why don’t they go to Egypt? International anti-Semites do not condemn Egypt for its Gaza blockade!)
PA Chairman Abbas says he plans to ask Jordan to file joint complaint over Israel’s plan to allow Jewish prayer on Temple Mount. He will present the United Nations General Assembly with a list of issues which disturb the “Palestinian nation.” (Fake ‘nation’ disallows Jews, with the help of international anti-Semites and an inept Israeli government, to pray on the Jewish holiest site!)
Netanyahu meets with Greek, Cypriot foreign ministers as three countries plan gas pipeline to Europe. The three discussed, in continuation of previous meetings, the laying of a joint Israel-Cyprus-Greece East-Med gas pipeline in order to export gas to Europe.
Court convicts Hevron resident and his son for causing damage to PA vehicle, while at the same time praising his heroism. The two were documented throwing rocks at PA vehicles in Hevron and damaging their windows in response to Arabs who threw rocks at their car. The judge ruled in his decision that there was no justification for the throwing of the rocks and that the response of the Jews was illegal. (Wasn’t that a ‘proportional’ response? How many Arabs have been convicted for stone throwing lately?)
The Saudi-based Al-Khaleej Online reported that Saudi Arabia had acquired an Iron Dome system from Israel to defend itself from missile attacks by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The deal was mediated (pressured) by the United States, in which the Saudis undertook that the system would not endanger Israel or its allies. (Israel denies the report. There are positive and negative sides of this deal – time will tell!)
An Egyptian judicial committee announced an asset freeze of 1,133 charities, as well as numerous other entities owned by the Brotherhood. (There are many anti-Israel NGOs, supported by international anti-Semites, news organizations and Arab groups that must be closed in Israel!)
Israel’s Economics Ministry cancelled a planned visit to Paraguay by a delegation of Israeli economists, as part of the ongoing diplomatic pay-back following relocation of Paraguay’s embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. The decision to move the embassy back was reached by Paraguay’s new president, Mario Abdo Benitez, following pressure from Arab leaders and Turkey.
The US State Department confirmed it is ordering the closure of the Washington mission of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, saying the Palestinians were not supporting peace talks with Israel. “…PLO leadership has condemned a US peace plan they have not yet seen and refused to engage with the US government with respect to peace efforts and otherwise.”
Fire breaks out in Einot Tzukim nature reserve near Dead Sea. Two east Jerusalem residents and one resident from the village of Azaria were detained on suspicion of arson. (Jews have been planting trees in Eretz-Israel even before Israel was re-established! Arab arsonists are burning the land they falsely claim. Recently, they started sending ‘fire’ balloons from Gaza and in many other parts of Israel long before!)
Every IDF infantry soldier has been required in the past year to undergo simulation training to be qualified as a combat soldier. Advanced simulators have been deployed across the infantry brigades’ training bases. It offers vast variety of scenarios including stabbing and ramming attacks.
Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said that the Islamic Republic has completed a facility to build advanced centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear plant. (It did not take long!)
The commander of the Southern Command, Major-General Hertzi Halevy, said that Israel knows how to deal with all the threats on the Gaza border, but also that there will no long-term quiet on the border with the Hamas-controlled border in the foreseeable future. He added that “at the top of the threats is the entry of an enemy force, under the ground or the sea or in any other way, without us being able to prevent it – where civilians meet terrorists from Hamas or other organizations…”
We have covered several instances where Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist commanders and bomb experts have blown themselves up or otherwise killed themselves in what euphemistically are called “work accidents.”
QUOTE of the WEEK:
The faults of a generation rest with its heads and leaders – Talmud
Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) lauded President Donald Trump, saying that the decision to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington DC was part of a larger effort by the US president to ‘demolish the Palestinian’ narrative of Israeli intransigence…
“We have permitted the PLO office to conduct operations that support the objective of achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between Israelis and the Palestinians since the expiration of a previous waiver in November 2017,” a State Department spokesperson stated.
Since President Trump’s December 6th, 2017 announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and subsequent relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv, the Palestinian Authority has snubbed senior US leaders, including Vice President Mike Pence.
The PA has also repeatedly refused to accept the White House’s upcoming framework for a final status agreement, dubbed by the president the ‘Deal of the Century’…
Had the PA agreed to return to the negotiating table, Erdan continued, the Netanyahu government would have taken the talks seriously, despite claims by PA chief Mahmoud Abbas that Israel has refused to engage in serious final status talks with the PA. (They, Israeli politicians are still talking about the possibility of negotiating with the enemy, the so-called Palestinians, who were created with only one purpose – the destruction of Israel! If they have no guts to end the charade, maybe president Trump will do it!!)
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