by David Wilder
Hevron is the first Jewish city in the land of Israel, home of our patriarchs and matriarchs - Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and Sarah, Rebecca and Leah. King David ruled from Hevron for more than seven years before moving the capital to Jerusalem.
Jews have lived in Hevron almost continuously for thousands of years. At Tel Hevron, commonly known as "Tel Rumeida," artifacts were discovered dating to the era of the Patriarch Abraham. "L'Melech" (King) seals, 2,700 years old, inscribed with the word "Hevron" in ancient Hebrew were uncovered there by archeologists.
Jewish presence in Hevron came to an abrupt end only in August 1929, when Arab riots led to the murder of 67 Jews and the wounding of 70. All survivors were exiled from the city by the ruling British.
Following the riots, massacre and exile in 1929, a small group of Jews returned to Hevron in 1931. About thirty families lived in the city until just after Passover, 1936, when they were expelled by the British.
Following the 1967 Six-Day War, Jews again had access to the first Jewish city. It must be clearly understood: when returned to Hevron in 1967, Jews did not occupy a foreign city; rather, they came back home.
NOTE: In honour of "Shabbat Hevron", when Abrahams's purchase of Mearat Hamachpela (Tomb of the Patriarchs) is in the Torah reading, thousands will make their way to the second holiest city in Judaism to spend an uplifting and spiritual Shabbat praying at the Meara and learning about the city.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
Throughout history there were few kingdoms where Jews, Christians and Muslims lived in peace and mutual respect, creating an atmosphere of relative harmony, cultural and financial prosperity. Unfortunately, idiotic need for world domination by main streams of Christianity and Islam would not allow this “heresy” to last long.
The world does not have much time left to act on Iran, former Mossad head Maj. Gen. (res.) Danny Yatom warned, adding that "there is an evaluation that they have crossed the red line. They have the knowledge to make the bomb. All that is needed now is the decision to do it.... The world has a year in which to halt the Iranian nuclear weapons program, probably less." Yatom also doubted that sanctions or covert operations could stop the Iranians. "We have only two options: to let Iran get the bomb, or to use military force against their military nuclear program. I think that force will have to be used. But I don't think Israel should lead. This is, after all, a global problem...”
French President Nicolas Sarkozy told French Jews this week that his country “is at the forefront of the struggle against the Iranian nuclear weapon” and reiterated his “commitment and his friendship” towards Israel. Sarkozy reportedly made the remarks to a delegation of CRIF, the umbrella representative group of French Jewish organizations. Sarkozy also spoke of “his relation of friendship and respect” with Netanyahu. (This is after he called Netanyahu “a liar”. French elections must be close!)
Hamas co-founder Mahmoud Zahar said Abbas “is not interested in achieving” a unity government. “Reconciliation will not be achieved at all,” Zahar told the London-based daily Asharq al-Awsat. After a meeting two weeks age Abbas and Mashaal hailed a "new era of cooperation," but observers noted no key points of division between the rival movements have been resolved. Earlier last week, Abbas moved a step further, setting May 4 as the date for elections. Hamas maintains that "resistance" is the only path to statehood and that any peace agreement reached with Israel will only serve as a prelude to furthering its agenda of destroying the Jewish state.
US-Israel differences surfaced suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 1, over the timing
and circumstances of an attack on
Kadima is on Its way Down and Out
MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) told Arutz Sheva that his party, Kadima, is on its way down and out. "The Kadima party is in a very complex crossroad," he said, "first of all because of (a lack of) moral rectitude in the way the party conducts itself. In addition there are investigations, the treasurer is under arrest…" (This is the second self-hating party on its way out. Traitors should be banned from politics)
The United Nations on Tuesday continued to demonstrate it is not an honest broker in the Israeli-Arab conflict as senior UN officials marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that a Palestinian state was "long overdue," in an official statement released by his office. Ban praised the accomplishments of the Palestinian Authority, claiming that the Ramallah government is "institutionally ready to assume the responsibilities of statehood." (What accomplishments? Support for the fake Arab nation is pure and unadulterated hypocrisy, bordering with anti-Semitism!)
Israel Booming Despite Economic Downturn
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said Monday Israel is on track to avoid recession despite the global economic downturn. Israel's economy remains strong despite the deep debt crisis in Europe and worsening economic situation in the United States.
Money Europe does not have
Amidst Europe’s worst economic crisis in recent memory, the European Parliament (EP) has just decided to raise Europe’s aid to the PA by €100 million - 30 percent more than previous years. An extra €100 million may not seem like that much compared to an overall budget of €147 billion for 2012, but it cannot be ignored that this is money the EU does not have.
Quote of the Week:
"A principal pillar of Israel's deterrence is the IDF's maneuverability, and the enemy knowing that the price it will pay for attacking us is losing the land we took defending ourselves. But (for this deterrence to work) they must not believe the land will simply be returned to them afterwards." - Major General Eyal Eisenberg of the IDF Home Front Command
Under heavy international pressure, Israel said Wednesday that it will release withheld tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority. A statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had approved the transfer of the tax funds, about $100 million each month, “following the cessation of unilateral steps by the Palestinian Authority.” (One can’t change the nature of the wolf! PA will never abandon its goal - destruction of Israel)
Cash for PA Encourages Murder
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that he would oppose intentions to release funds to the Palestinian Authority (PA). He called such a move "irresponsible" and said it would encourage murder.
Salam Fayyad warned that if Israel does not resume the transfer of tax revenues it collects for the PA, the entity will collapse economically and thus cease to exist. A recent World Bank report, while admitting that the PA is undergoing a financial crisis, said the crisis was primarily due to the lack of donor countries fulfilling their pledges to fork over billions of dollars to Ramallah. (Lies and lies again. They have money to buy and smuggle the Grad rockets and pay salary to the terrorists. Why must Israel help the enemy?)
Enemies of America in UN
How they vote in the United Nations. Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States which are recorded in both the US State Department and United Nations records:
Kuwait votes against the US 67% of the time
Qatar votes against the US 67% of the time
Morocco votes against the US 70% of the time
United Arab Emirates votes against the US 70% of the time
Jordan votes against the US 71% of the time
Tunisia votes against the US 71% of the time
Saudi Arabia votes against the US 73% of the time
Yemen votes against the US 74% of the time
Algeria votes against the US 74% of the time
Oman votes against the US 74% of the time
Sudan votes against the US 75% of the time
Pakistan votes against the US 75% of the time
Libya votes against the US 76% of the time
Egypt votes against the US 79% of the time
Lebanon votes against the US 80% of the time
India votes against the US 81% of the time
Syria votes against the US 84% of the time
Mauritania votes against the US 87% of the time
U S Foreign Aid to those that hate us:
THEY ACTUALLY BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS THEM.
In 2010 Israel voted with the United States in the UN 91.8% of the time! In 2010 it was 97%! (Well, who is the best friend of the United States?)