Israel Must End ‘Occupation’?

Rice, about to depart for the Middle East to prepare an upcoming international meeting of regional leaders, said that President Bush recently stated "very clearly that Israel's future will rest in Israel, in places like Galilee and in the Negev - and that the occupation of the West Bank will have to end, and a Palestinian state will need to be established." In fact, however, in his recent speech, President Bush did not phrase this as a demand upon Israel. (Arabs are actually the occupiers of Judea, Samaria and Trans-Jordan, not the Jews! One thing Rice is right about - “Israel's future will rest in Israel”. Only one strong and self-respectful Jewish State on all Jewish land can stop Arab terror and Arab occupation of our land!)

The Yesha Council issued a statement rejecting a speech by United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: “Yehuda and Shomron [Samaria] are not ‘occupied territories, but rather the historic homeland of the Jewish people.”

UnJewish President: Peres met Blair on Tisha B'Av!

Peres has no respect at all for the people and country he represents!

Life with No self-Respect. Israel's Education Ministry announced that it had approved a textbook for use in the state's Arab schools that for the first time described Israel's 1948 war of independence as a "catastrophe" for the Arab population. (If Arabs had won, what would it be called – just another slaughter of the Jews!)

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

Ad hoc Zionism does not work! Several political factions, even a new party were very active in promoting their pro-Zionist platform before last election in Israel. After the election - Nothing! Our enemies have been conducting persistent and systematic anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish propaganda for many decades. It is time to take Jewish rights and the “Media War” seriously!

World Yawns. A permanent ‘Palestinian refugee camp’ in north Lebanon, home to the Al Qaeda-linked Fatah al-Islam and was a home to 40,000 refugees before the hostilities, has been completely wiped out by the Lebanese army. To rebuild it is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Its residents have sought shelter in other camps. (The world is silent. It would not be the case if Israel destroyed the Hamas terror nest in Gaza and moved all residents to Sinai!)

The Government of Nutters. Deputy Prime Minister Chaim Ramon says Israel should "move quickly" to secure a final agreement with the PA. (… and commit the national suicide!)

So Much Noise for Nothing. An Arab League delegation, led by the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan, came to Jerusalem, bringing a proposal for full recognition of Israel by the Arab and Islamic world in return for Israel's withdrawal from all lands captured in the 1967 Middle East war. (Next there will be a demand for withdrawal to 1947 UN drawn map - the second Holocaust plan. And after that there will be noting much to recognize!)

Political Mumbo-Jumbo. During his recent visit Blair said: “I think there is a sense of possibility. Whether that sense of possibility can be translated into something, that is something that needs to be worked at and thought about over time.” (“If you keep doing the same thing you'll keep getting the same results” – Undeniably, there is a sense of persistent political stupidity, where the well being of Jews is concerned!)

Democracy PA Style. Fatah Chief and PA President Mahmoud Abbas said that he would adjust PA laws in order to prevent Hamas from winning the next election. (How about changing Arab’s homicidal mentality?)

Dreams are Better than Betrayal. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reiterated his belief that Israel "needs to withdraw" from the biblical Jewish provinces of Judea and Samaria. Olmert maintained that Israel would have to make "tough decisions" with regard to territorial compromise and said that anyone who thinks Israel can continue to hold onto the Jewish land is "living in a dream." (Life is made of dreams. Delusional betrayal is suicidal!)

Barbarism Thrives in Gaza. The bodies of three sisters, aged 16, 19, and 22, who died of multiple stab wounds with other signs of torture, were found in Gaza. The murders were apparently “honour killings,” in which women are killed for supposedly dishonouring their family name.

IDF’s ‘Victory’. The army says it prevented the planned ascent of 2,000 to 3,000 people, to the ruins of the Jewish community of Homesh in Samaria, but hundreds of pioneers were still in the area and more were coming. 70 activists while fleeing from police, were attacked with stones by local Arabs. (It is easy to fight the Jewish patriots. They do not kill Jewish solders, like Arabs do!)

Quote of the Week:

"It has been thanks to my personal acquaintance with Arafat that I managed to get rid of my anti-Israeli prejudice and to understand the irresistible force of sacredness of life as a value." - Deputy chief editor of an influential Italian daily, Magdi Allam, who was born in Egypt and raised as a Muslim.

While Terrorist are being Released. Five rockets were fired from northern Gaza into Israel while Israel was releasing Arab terrorists. The mortar shells exploded within the territory of the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

Time to Boycott Britain. A British Science Journal (nature.com) on its map of the world, does not designate Israel as a country. The word "Israel" is replaced by the term "occupied Palestine." (So much for the scientific objectivity and expertise! The Great Britain still has not apologised for expulsion of Jews from isles.)

Most ‘Investigated’ PM. The State Prosecutor has recommended to the Attorney General that a criminal investigation be launched against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The allegation is that he bought the house on Cremieux Street in Jerusalem from a company called Alumot at a discount of $480,000. In return, Olmert and his people allegedly helped the company receive permits for the project. (…and he is still in office!)

UN is Helping Build Iran Nuke! After four years of doubletalk, evasions and prevarication by Iranian leaders, UN watchdog helps Iran win another 6 months’ grace period for its nuclear weapons program. IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei is still giving Tehran the benefit of the doubt, although he still cannot say for sure Tehran’s nuclear program is peaceful or transparent. (Effectively, the UN is protecting Iran from a preventive strike!)

‘Inhumane’ Israel and Empty Promises. One of the 156 terrorists slated for release from prison has refused the offer because he wants to continue receiving free medicine for arthritis, according to Pardons Department director Emmy Palmor. But she cannot promise that the terrorists will not return to their terrorist past. (17 percent of terrorists who have been freed in the past continued to engage in attacks against Israel)

An open letter to ‘Dead Wood’ President.

by Nathan Lopes Cardozo, (extract)

…Mr. President (Shimon Peres), we, in Israel, have lost our identity. Many of us no longer know who we are. We all recognize that we are in dire need of a new vision for Israel’s and our own future. There is a need for a powerful voice for change and our eyes now turn to you. Newspapers have already been imploring you to uproot corruption, to promote civility, battle domestic violence, mend Arab-Jewish relations, to foster economic relations with Israel’s neighbors and, obviously, to advance peace in the Middle East. 

But however important these goals are, they are missing the point. All of these serious problems are the symptoms of the real inescapable crisis, which has befallen us and that need to deal with our own identity. Let us not fool ourselves: A large percentage of our young people have no idea who they are. They are asked to serve in Tzahal, the Israeli army, risking their lives for this State without really knowing anymore why they should. Many of our top leaders in the Knesset have virtually no knowledge of their Jewishness or look down on it due to an erroneous upbringing in their younger years.

More and more of our fellow Jews throughout the country lack Jewish self understanding and wonder why they should live in this beautiful country called Israel.  It is only a matter of time before we will find ourselves confronted with a majority of fine young people who will be struggling with an identity crisis of such proportions that many will leave this country out of sheer bewilderment. And let us be honest: It is extremely dangerous. It threatens the very existence of our people and our State. Men can starve from a lack of identity as much as they can from a lack of bread…