Extortion Payout to Arab Mafia!

by Steven Shamrak

At the opening of the donors' conference in Paris, French President Nicolas Sarkozy emphasised the urgency of creating a Palestinian state by the end of next year, 2008. International donors eagerly pledged $7.4 billion, pretending that it will boost PA economy.

The list of fake friends of the fictitious Palestinian nation is long: United States, pledged $555 million for 2008, though about $400 million has not been approved by Congress; Britain, $500 million; Norway, $420 million; Spain, $360 million; France and Sweden, $300 million each; Germany, $290; Belgium, 86 million; the new Australian government pledged $39 million, almost doubling the intended pledge; the European Union, 440 million ($650 million) in grants to the Palestinians in 2008.

All of them ignored the enormous level of corruption, which is traditional and common at all levels of PA, which traditionally makes almost 50% of donated funds vanish. They did not care that funds are spent on terror campaigns against Israel. The fact that terrorism and military operations against it conducted by Israel is not a conducive environment for economic development have not made them stop and think what would be the better way to spend this huge amount of money for the betterment of the people they pretend to care about!

Would it be more effective, for peace in the Middle East, if all those funds, combined with UN and other programs, were directed toward re-settlement of the non-Jewish population from Judea, Samaria and Gaza to low populated Sinai, where they would have a vast amount of contiguous land, which they do not have in Israel, to build an independent state or have autonomy under the Egyptian government? But, logic and common sense are not applicable when prejudice against Jews and fear of Arab terror and diminishing supply of oil is in play.

That is why none of the legitimate nations, who are suffering from occupation, are not attracting such strong international attention and generosity. People of Tibet, Western Papua, Kurdistan, Western Sahara, Armenians in Turkey, Basques and others, who have been enduring discrimination and even genocide from their occupiers are still ignored and brushed of by international duplicity.

At the same time, the world is not really interested in true peace in the Middle East. It is only after the terror campaign, which was unleashed by the PLO during 70’s and coincided with the oil embargo imposed by the Arab countries, that the United States and Europe had suddenly discovered the ‘Palestinian nation’. Recent attacks by Al Qaida in the US, Europe and Bali have brought the horror memories back: plane and boat high-jackings, suicide bombings and execution of Israeli athletes in Munich. Fear combined with traditional anti-Semitism and dependency on Arab oil creates the best condition for the successful fund rasing party!

Egypt is allowing some 1,200 Arabs - including Hamas terrorists with possibly millions of dollars in cash to be used for Hamas - to return to Gaza without having to go through Israeli security - in violation of an explicit agreement between Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak just two weeks ago.

Testimony of the Peace Process. According to the Internal Security Services (ShaBaK), there were 2,946 terrorist attacks in 2007 in Israel. (Ask yourself, what would the United States do in these circumstances?) http://www.terrorismawareness.org/what-really-happened/

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

If naming a toy-bear Mohamed is considered a sacrilege, in accordance with Muslim law, what about screaming at or punishing the boys bearing the name of the Prophet? How many Mohameds are being killed by Al Quaida? How many of them are imprisoned by Muslim countries? The ‘politicly correct’ Western politicians and public are paralysed and unable to fight Muslim hypocrisy!

Murderers were Abass Men. The terrorists who killed two young Jewish men, Ahikam Amihai and David Rubin while they were hiking, turned themselves in to the General PA Intelligence Wing in Hevron. Both belong to Mahmoud Abass's Fatah movement and are directly linked to the PA security forces, the Shabak has reported. The terror attack was pre-planned and its purpose was to kill hikers and steal their weapons.

Secrecy of Betrayal. Mahmoud Abbas disclosed, that despite the Israeli policy aimed at banning any contact with Hamas, the two parties had met recently, secretly in Switzerland. Israel had proposed the "creation of a Palestinian state with temporary borders, in exchange for 15 years of a cease-fire''. (And what will come after 15 years? Another war! Even 15 years is too long for Arabs to keep promises. Remember, Mohamed broke a 10 year Hudna!)

Evangelising ‘Judaism’. A conversion to Judaism of 55 residents of Cairo, Illinois was facilitated by the Reform and Conservative movement on December 9th. A rural community is described as "far away from everywhere", predominantly black and poor. (This event is being promoted as an incredible occasion, is it?)

Israeli Arabs Don't Want Palestine. The vast majority of Israeli Arabs, 78 percent, would not want to live in a future Palestinian state. Many Israeli Jews believe their Arab compatriots want to stay in Israel because of economics. Arabs make up about 20 percent of Israel's population. (It would be better, for peace and clear national identity, if all of them move and live in the new Muslim state, Sinai!)

Quote of the Week:

“Any intention and plan to give up parts of the Land of Israel is understood as weakness and surrender and leads directly to the murder of Jews. The Arab enemy understands only force, power and resoluteness. A Jewish government needs to evict its enemies from within it and settle Jews in their stead." - The Yesha Rabbis' Council reacted to the murder of two Jewish hikers near Hevron.

Inaction and Self-hate Make the Country Sick! One child in 3 in Israel lives below the poverty line. 840,000 Israeli children are affected by insecurity. 326,000 children are considered ''at risk'', and an increase of 45% of attacks against children was recorded in 2007. (Government hypocrisy, corruption, lack of national vision and inaction against terror are major contributors to the society sickness – the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!)

Unfriendly Aid from EU. Several weeks ago Israel seized a truck carrying 6.5 tonnes of potassium nitrate, chemicals used to make explosives hidden in bags marked as sugar from the European Union aid for the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Blood Money – Balancing Game. A report by the Congressional Research Service published on 20th December outlines arms sales, as delivered, since 1999 from the USA: from 1999 to 2002, Saudi Arabia led in arms purchased and delivered from US, at $8.9bn. Egypt was third with $4.5bn and Israel was fourth with $3.3 bn. From 2003 to 2006, Israel purchased and received $5.2bn in arms, making it first and just edging out Egypt at second, with $5.1bn; Saudi Arabia was third with $4.4bn.

Major Economy in Gaza. Hamas has taken over the estimated 150 smuggling-tunnels from Egypt into Gaza, and charges the owners $3,000 each per day. Five tunnels were blown up by Hamas because their owners didn't agree to pay the fee.  The other digger/owners quickly agreed to pay the requested fee, enabling Hamas to attain a monopoly on the tunnels. While the 150 tunnels bring in a total of some $150 million annually, the value of men, weapons and other merchandise smuggled in each year total more than three times that amount - close to a half-billion dollars. 

When Government Disrespects National Aspirations. Jewish immigration to Israel fell in 2007 to a 17-year low. About 19,700 immigrants arriving was the lowest number since the fall of the Soviet Union. In 2006, about 21,000 people moved to the Jewish state, local media reported. Earlier this year the number of Israelis leaving the country exceeded the number of new arrivals for the first time in 20 years.

‘Moderate’ Fatah. Fatah is planning to mark its 43rd anniversary (creation of the fake Palestinian nation) with a new poster that presents all of Israel as Palestine. The poster’s underlying message is that Fatah, like Hamas, does not recognize Israel's existence. It  features a map of Israel that is entirely draped with a Palestinian scarf and a drawing of a rifle as a symbol of the "armed struggle" against Israel. The emblem is in violation of Fatah's declared policy, which envisions an independent Palestinian state alongside, and not instead of, Israel. (Fatah and Hamas may have different religious ideologies, but the same intended future for Israel and Jews!)

Virgins for Martyrs are Back. PA TV put back on the screen a music video, with the Virgins of Paradise reminding would-be suicide bomber terrorist Shahids (martyrs) of the reward that awaits them when they die fighting the Jews. The constant reruns may signal the need to increase motivation among PA Arab men to join the terrorist ranks and donate their lives to fighting Israelis. (And no one cares that it is another violation of the Oslo Agreement! How many virgins can $7.4 billion buy?)

Bush and Sarkozy: No patience for Assad. "My patience ran out on President Assad a long time ago. The reason why is because he houses Hamas, he facilitates Hezbollah, suiciders go from his country into Iraq and he destabilizes Lebanon," Bush said. "I have reached the end of the road with Assad. Words alone won't suffice; I want actions," Sarkozy told journalists. (Only Israel must remain calm, considered and patient. Why?)