by Ben-Dror Yemini
Rioters of Gaza, who are sending flaming kites across the border and vandalizing goods and fuel pipelines aimed at easing the Gazans’ life, couldn’t care less about the distress in the strip. On the contrary, they want to increase it, because that’s Hamas’ ideology - destruction and ruin.
Israelis, all Israelis - apart from a minority of hard-hearted people - are looking at the residents of the Gaza Strip with great sadness. It’s such a pity: An unemployment rate of 60 percent among young Gazans, a serious shortage of clean water and medications, and power supply only several hours a day.
Most Israelis would like to see Gaza blooming and thriving. Once, before the disengagement, there were plans to build the “Singapore of the Middle East.”
...It could have been a wonderful beginning. Without occupation. Without settlements. Without Israel. The crossings to Israel and Egypt were operated under agreements which the European Union was part of. Goods were flowing in. An entire world was watching them with a huge desire to help.
We know what happened next. Instead of Singapore, we got Afghanistan. It happened primarily because the industry of hatred overpowered the industry of prosperity. Hamas took over the strip with shocking violence, which included mass executions. The cancellation of the crossing agreements led to a siege, which Israel never wanted. But that’s exactly what Hamas wanted.
Gaza turned into a mass of oppression, distress and self-victimization. The settlements’ industrial zones turned into ruins or into jihad training camps. The strip was covered with great darkness. Once again, we learned that wherever radical Islam rears its head, the result is destruction, ruin and bloodshed. Gaza suffered the same fate. Not because of Israel, not because of Egypt, but because dark Islam provided the only thing it can provide - destruction...
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
There are many millions of Muslims living in Europe. More than in Israel! It is illegal in Europe for mosques to use loud speakers when calling to pray, but in Israel it is legal. The speakers, all over Israel, start to make big noise from 4 o'clock in the morning, 5 times a day. There was an attempt to make it illegal, but at the first sign of international ‘outrage’ and pressure, Netanyahu backed off – as a weak leader he is, “all talk no action”! He has done it so many times. The last flip-flop of his was when an attempt to deport African illegal migrants was made recently. Israel needs strong Zionist leadership – not wimps!
UN rights chief slams Israel’s ‘wholly disproportionate’ response to Gaza riots. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein claims Israel may be (but never is) in 'grave breach' of Geneva Convention and said "killing resulting from the unlawful use of force by an occupying power may also constitute willful killings, a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention". (There is no IDF presence in Gaza! UN would Love to see the 'Proportionate' death of Jews, as did the UN predecessor, the League of Nations, which was complicit in extermination of Jews during WW2 in Europe!)
Senior Hamas official Salah Bardawil told Palestinian media that 50 out of 61 rioters killed in the Gaza Strip border riots on Monday last week belonged to the terror group's ranks. (Another three were ISIS terrorists)
The UN has launched an investigation against Turkey for allegedly selling electronic equipment to Iran which is listed as banned, nuclear-related products and technologies.
A video taken of an UNRWA school and refugee camp in the Gaza Strip allegedly shows that UNRWA encourages anti-Semitism and the realization of the 'right of return' through violent means. UNRWA reportedly closed its schools in Gaza last week, allowing students to participate in the riots at the Gaza border. The United States is the largest donor to UNRWA and provides the organization with $360 million a year. In January, the Trump Administration froze $65 million in funding to UNRWA.
Israel has expelled Turkey’s Consul in Jerusalem following the expulsion of Israel’s Ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. Israeli ambassador to Turkey subjected to humiliating checks at Istanbul airport. Turkey’s Erdogan has long been a champion of the Palestinian Authority, Gaza, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood which gave birth to the Hamas. Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel has ordered a halt to agricultural imports to Israel from Turkey in response to the expulsion. (Why is Turkey still in NATO? Erdogan has turned Turkey into an Islamic state. Kemel Attaturk must be spinning in his grave.)
Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said he sees "no reason morally and historically" not to recognize the Armenian Genocide, adding that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan "is truly an enemy." Erdoğan recalled his ambassador to Tel Aviv and expelled Israel's ambassador. In response, Israel asked Turkey's consul-general in Jerusalem to leave. The initiative for Israel’s official recognition of the Armenian genocide by the Turks in World War I is gaining momentum. The bill, initially submitted by MK Itzik Shmuli (Zionist Camp), has been endorsed by no fewer than 50 MKs from both coalition and opposition parties.
Guatemala Moves its Embassy Back to Jerusalem
President Jimmy Morales Cabrera of Guatemala ceremonially dedicated his country’s embassy in Jerusalem on Tuesday, alongside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, cabinet ministers and the mayor of Jerusalem, two days after the US embassy’s dedication in the capital. The Old City walls were illuminated with the flags of Guatemala and Israel. Guatemala was in fact the first nation to recognize the city as Israel’s capital and established its first embassy there in 1959.
Hamas is in complete control everywhere in the Gaza Strip... – spontaneous they’re not! Israel delivered to Hamas through the Egyptian Intelligence, that if the riots persist, Israeli assassination teams will start hunting down the Hamas leadership. Unlike the Hamas promises about taking back Israel, this is not an idle threat. (Hamas leaders are eager to send others to be killed, but not willing to sacrifice themselves!)
Hamas/PA prevented the passage of trucks with goods through the Kerem Shalom border crossing despite Israel reopening it after it was torched 3 times by Hamas. Hundreds of trucks arriving at the crossing were thus forced to turn back.
Only half of the money the PA transfers to terrorists and their families will be automatically deducted from the customs and taxes Israel collects and transfers on behalf of Ramallah. This has been the compromise proposed by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman recently in the bill to “offset the salaries of terrorists.” The original bill determined that any amount found to be transferred by the PA to terrorists and their families would be deducted entirely without the discretion of the Cabinet. (How many flip-flops can Israel make? No wonder the enemies do not take Israel’s threats seriously!)
More than a quarter of a million people have been counted in both Israeli and Palestinian census, bringing into sharp focus need for clarity on already sensitive demographics issue; Israeli statistics bureau counts 332,000 Arabs as Jerusalem residents, while Palestinian bureau counts 265,000 in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem, meaning they were counted twice. (Looks like Arabs of East Jerusalem did not inform the PA about their demographic scam!)
After dealing for many weeks with Hamas’ new weapons - the firebomb kites that land in Israeli agricultural land igniting fires and inflicting severe damages on local farmers, the IDF began using a new weapon against the kite threat - radio-controlled model airplanes with knives attached to their wings.
QUOTE of the WEEK:
“This is not peaceful resistance. Has the option (of armed struggle) diminished? No. On the contrary, it is growing and developing. That’s clear! So when we talk about ‘peaceful resistance,’ we are deceiving the public. This is a peaceful resistance bolstered by a military force and by security agencies, and enjoying tremendous popular support.” - Mahmoud al-Zahar, the co-founder of Hamas, spoke to Qatar’s Al Jazeera network a day before 60 people were killed in violent protests on the Gaza border – On this point, all of us, Jewish-Zionist patriots, agree with him! Unfortunately, there are many useful idiotic Jew-haters in the West, especially among members of the press, who are so willing and eager to be 'deceived' to carry out their venomous anti-Semitic assaults against Israel!
Fight for what is Right!
by Steve Feldman (a FaceBook essay)
For millennia, the Jew has pleaded with the facts and the law to the powers that be.
From the Romans to the Spanish to the French to the English to the German to the Arab. History has shown it doesn't work. Those Jews who thought they could reason with the vicious Jew-haters ended up dead.
To this day, literally millions of Arabs and Muslims want the Jew dead. The Arab interlopers, who occupy holy Jewish land in Judea and Samaria, not to mention Gaza, openly admit it. (And they are eagerly assisted by traditional international anti-Semites in European governments and by leftist Jew-hating press!)
The Middle East conflict is not a conflict at all.
It's not about land or politics; on the contrary, it's about the Jew. The mere existence of the Jew offends them.
To think that the Jew today, even in Eretz Yisrael, still has to explain or justify defending the Jewish nation against hordes or genocidal Arabs, storming its borders, to kill and maim the Jew, underscores the savage Jew-hatred in the world and the media.
One would think that any rational human being, who looked at facts, would immediately come down on the side of the Jew, but they don't. In fact, they blame the Jew for defending himself.
Israel has, in effect, become the world's Jew. So be it!
But the Jew should not and cannot be rational with the irrational Jew-hater. It's a waste of time and effort.
He just needs to fight. Fight for what's right! Every minute of every day of every week of every year, for the rest of our lives. And our children's lives. And their children. From generation to generation.
Because the Jew did not continue to transmit the moral code by giving up or giving in. The Jew must not surrender!
Many in the world don't like it, but the Jew is an immortal force of nature. Am Yisrael chai!