by Elior Levy
A faltering economy in the West Bank, incendiary airborne devices dispatched from the impoverished Gaza Strip, renewed and spiraling tensions on the Temple Mount and protests staged by Palestinian security prisoners jailed in Israel might cause a conflagration on all four fronts. While all four issues are extremely volatile for different reasons, violence erupting with just one of them could be enough to set the other three aflame. (The fifth one can be an order from Iran to initiate and provoke a military conflict/escalation between Israel and the PA in order to distract attention from its nuclear program issue.)
The West Bank
Palestinians in the West Bank could face fresh hardship after the Palestinian Authority rejected the transfer of roughly $130 million in monthly tax revenues gathered by Israel on its behalf. The PA, under Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, is refusing the funds in protest at Israel deducting from the tax revenue the stipends that the PA gives to convicted terrorists and their families.
The Gaza Strip
Hamas has been increasing the rate at which it dispatches explosive devices tied to balloons from the coastal enclave into Israel, in addition to the resumed night time clashes on the Gaza border, with Palestinians hurling dozens of Molotov cocktails at the security fence.
The Waqf - the Islamic trust tasked with maintaining the Muslim structures at the site - forcefully and illegally reopened a small compound in the eastern part of the Mount, on the inner side of the Golden Gate entrance. The compound, called Bab a-Rahema, has been closed in recent years because the banned Islamic Movement used it as meeting place.
Security Prisoners Jailed in Israel
The Public Security Ministry decision to install cell phone jammers in jails housing Palestinian security prisoners has led to a new wave of protests in those institutions.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Israel's legal system is still heavily infested by leftist conies and stooges! Bibi could be guilty or not, but this is not the point. Prejudicial and unnecessary announcement by A-G about the ‘intention’ to prosecute Netanyahu, as the hearing is still pending after election. It has already damaged Likud’s election prospective! This investigation has been conducted for several years, with continues ‘mudding’ Netanyahu’s name. The timing of the announcement was deliberately calculated and it is an malicious attempt to influence the upcoming election! I am not his fan, but unelected ‘shadow government’ must be exposed!
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Friday that Israel is “scared” of another war with his Lebanese terror group. Hezbollah is believed to possess between 100,000 and 150,000 rockets and Israel has warned it is working to develop precision missiles with Iranian assistance. (Those rockets will be the first target of the next conflict!)
The EU’s General Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Hamas to take the group off the list of terrorist organization so that it may be allowed to gain access to its frozen assets in European banks. The court’s ruling cited a number of Hamas terrorist attacks on Israelis and foreigners. (Why did it take so long to realise that?)
Riyadh Al-Maliki, the PA’s 'foreign minister', called on Arab states to implement the resolutions of the Arab League and take the necessary measures to act against any state that recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or relocates its embassy to Jerusalem. "We will never abandon our land. We will defend our rights until we realize them... (What a 'shock" - the PA does not want peace with Israel! “Our land” is the Jewish land they are occupying! Their 'use-by-date' importance to enemies of Israel has expired. Even Arab states have no use for them anymore!)
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri has delayed the planned deportation of hundreds of asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Israel after the Foreign Ministry said they may be in danger if they are returned to their home country. ("Maybe" is not definitely - term is often used by the 'Ugly Nazi' and other ‘Israel-loving’ organizations to smear and undermine Israel! Gutless anti-Semites never say “definitely”!)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has decided to postpone the publication of the "blacklist" of Israeli and foreign companies operating in Judea and Samaria. The Human Rights Council has mandated the publication of the list since 2016. However, due to US threats to withdraw from the council the publication had been delayed. After the US withdrew from the council in 2018, citing the body's anti-Israel bias, efforts to publish the list resumed. (In relation to Israel the ‘Ugly Nazi’, the UN affiliated organizations, are always using – Israel “May,” “Possibly,” “Likely”, “Probably” and other ‘definitive’ legal terms to denigrate, smear and extend ‘shelf-life’ of bias anti-Semitic accusations against the Jewish state!)
Quote of the Week:
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie." - Josef Goebbels, Nazi minister of propaganda - The second sentence is less known, but very more important to understand! Many governments have been using this principle!
by Steven Shamrak.
It is easy to manipulate public opinion; fascists and communists were masters of this craft. History is made by people who act against 'mob mentality'. The creation of the state of Israel is a clear example of this fact!
There is a Jewish saying: "Any evil can be justified by quoting Torah out of context". Successful wars and anti-terrorism strategies teach us that, in order to reach an objective, it is not advisable to negotiate with terrorists or implacable enemies. Effective theories of success recommend setting your own life goals and persisting in achieving them. Most of the time, the opinions and actions of others adversely influence our resolve.
After the deportation of Jews from Jewish land by the Jewish government, which is a historically unprecedented act of ugliness, the following questions must be answered:
- Why do we have leaders if they lead us nowhere?
- Why do our rabbis not take a moral stand and why do they not give us guidance on the important Jewish issue of Jewish land?
- Where are our brilliant analysts, strategists and PR people? Why do we not utilize them toward achieving Jewish national objectives?
- Why do Jewish philanthropists, renowned for their generosity, continuously contribute to corrupt and gutless organizations without demanding results and accountability?
One does not need to be a security expert to understand that the retreat from Gaza will not stop Arab terrorism, nor will it save money or Jewish lives. There is no need to be a rabbinical scholar to understand the meaning of Joshua 15:20: "Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; unto the Brook of Egypt, the Great Sea being the border thereof."
Only after the Independence and Yom Kippur wars, in spite of the 'unhelpful' efforts of the International community, did we regain only 18% of all Jewish land. Why do we have to share it with enemies who are determined to destroy us?
It is time to get united behind the Jewish goals. Unfortunately, for 60 years it was not done and we are seeing the hideous result. It is time for Jews to step out of the Diaspora mentality and stop self-victimization. It is time to take back what is rightfully ours.