Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest political ally has called for Israel to carry out a “thorough cleansing” of the Gaza Strip as a tenuous ceasefire between its Hamas rulers and the Jewish state frayed.
Former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman called for Israel to reconquer the crowded coastal enclave to avoid “finding ourselves in two years with Hamas having aircraft and hundreds of missiles that will reach beyond Tel Aviv”.
His comments came as the Israeli Air Force attacked targets in the Gaza Strip after six rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel...
Mr. Lieberman suggested that neither the eight-day aerial campaign Israel launched in November with the stated goal of halting rockets from Gaza, nor the devastating Operation Cast Lead in 2008-09 in which more than 1,100 Palestinians and 13 Israelis died, had proven effective at quelling the violence.
“Without willingness to take things to their conclusion we merely increase the threats,” he said, adding that Hamas “has no intention of coming to terms with the Jewish presence in the land of Israel and therefore what is needed is to seriously consider conquering the Strip and carry out a thorough cleansing.”
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
over 20 years public opinion has been skewed by deliberate anti-Israel
propaganda toward the idea that there is no other solution to the Arab-Israeli
conflict but the “
Islamists Who Advise the US Government
- Arif Alikhan - Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for
- Mohammed Elibiary - Homeland Security Adviser
- Rashad Hussain - Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference
- Salam al-Marayati - Obama Adviser - founder Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director
- Imam Mohamed Magid
- Obama's Sharia Czar - Islamic Society of
- Eboo Patel - Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighbourhood Partnerships
A newly elected Iranian president Hasan Rowhani was allegedly
involved in plotting the deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish community center in
An elected Arab member of Knesset MK, Afou Agbaria (Hadash),
publicly called for an Intifada (violent uprising) during the heated debate on
the law which legalizes pirate Bedouin settlement in the
The textbooks used in UNRWA-funded schools never acknowledge any Jewish rights in “Palestine”, nor any Jewish past in the Land of Israel. "Israel is delegitimized and demonized in these texts and no peaceful solution to Arab-Israel conflict is ever discussed” said Dr. Arnon Groiss, a respected expert in the promotion of Tolerance in Education. The funding for the schools are provided by Western countries, led by the US, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Australia and others.
A True Christian Cannot Be Anti-Semite
Pope Francis has condemned anti-Semitism, saying that it has no place in the church. "Because of our common roots, a true Christian cannot be anti-Semitic," Francis said at a meeting with a delegation of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC). The Church "firmly condemns hatred, persecution and all manifestations of anti-Semitism," he said. (Nice sentiment, but will he publicly confess atrocities the Church have committed and facilitated against Jews? How about Torahs, Jewish books and artefacts, hidden in Vatican underground vaults, that the Church has systematically stolen from Jews since Roman times - will he return them?)
Members of Magen Yehuda and Community First Response Teams commonly known as "Kitot Konanut" are civilian volunteers who give of themselves and put their lives on the line to help protect their home communities. These are few incidents from just one community:
French media analyst Philippe Karsenty has been convicted of defamation for accusing
French state television of staging the infamous footage of Mohammed al-Dura,
the Arab boy who fuelled a campaign of lies against the state of
A commander in one of
Ryan Bellerose is a Metis from
IDF Seizes Large Weapons Stash
IDF forces seized a large cache of illegal weapons, which were discovered in the homes of Arab terror suspects. Overall, 19 terror suspects were arrested overnight throughout the Jordan Valley and Judea and Samaria regions. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said: "More than a dozen shooting incidents were reported since the beginning of 2013 in Judea and Samaria. Counterterrorism activities in the region are crucial to the prevention of such incidents." “The IDF will not tolerate any threat to the safety of the citizens of Israel and will continue to act against those responsible.”
Quote of the Week:
“This is a Jewish state that’s a
democracy, not a democracy with some Jewish elements. We need to strengthen these
principles, and give them legal priority.” - Yariv Levin, Member of Knesset (Likud) -
described the special situation of Palestinian refugees on the recent World Refugee Day.
Unlike other refugees, the Palestinians have their own set of rules, their own funding and even their own international agency, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency or UNRWA. To paraphrase George Orwell, all refugees are equal, but some refugees are more equal than others.
In 2012, the United Nations spent six times more on
every Palestinian refugee as compared to all other refugees. Like a favored
child, the Palestinians have been on the UN’s permanent payroll for over 60
years and are entitled to every service from healthcare to housing and from
food rations to education. When it comes to refugees from
While UNHCR’s approach teaches independence, UNRWA’s approach prepares the Palestinians to be lifelong dependents. Under UNRWA’s framework, Palestinians can continue to be called refugees long after they acquire citizenship and find permanent housing.
…By allowing refugee status to pass to Palestinian children and grandchildren, the number of Palestinian refugees has ballooned from a few hundred thousand in 1948 to over five million today. Left unchecked, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians will continue to be added to the UN’s permanent payroll every year.
…If the current trend continues, then, in ten years there will be 6.8 million. The 10 million mark will be reached in 2035, when a Palestinian child born today will be 22 years old. And in 100 years, there will be 116 million Palestinian refugees!
This is clearly unsustainable, but the only ‘solution’ acceptable to the Arabs, to supporters of BDS, to a majority of UN members, and even to our local “Peace Fresno” organization is that all of these Arabs will ‘return to their homes’ in what is today Israel. In the meantime, their ‘oppression’ qualifies them to engage in violent actions.
...By making the Palestinians the poster children for
international victimhood, the Arab states believe they hold a permanent trump
card to defame and pressure
Scan the list of UNRWA’s top contributors and you’ll find it’s exclusively North American and West European countries.
To put it more bluntly: the
And it is more than simply a demographic weapon.