by Maayana Miskin
The Israeli government, according to former IDF Brigadier-General Tzvika Fogel, will not take real action against Gaza terrorists’ rocket attacks until Jewish blood is shed.
Experience over the past few years shows that the government responds sharply to rocket attacks only when a Jew is badly wounded or killed, he explained. Attacks in which there are no serious injuries, or foreign workers are hurt, are not met with similar responses.
The standard response to attacks that do not cause injury is an IAF strike on a weapons plant or smuggling tunnel in Gaza.
The current approach must change if Israel is to restore deterrence, he declared. “Every rocket that is fired must be met with a response where either a Hamas leader loses his head, or the street from which the rocket was fired from is taken out,” he said. “There’s no other way.”
Israel can look to its success in Lebanon for guidance, Fogel said. “Even if the war in Lebanon was considered unsuccessful from a diplomatic perspective, from a military perspective it was very successful,” he argued.
Unlike southern Israel, northern Israel has not been a target of frequent rocket fire in recent years, he said. In southern Israel, he noted, there are 12 and 13-year-old children who have grown up with rocket fire as part of their daily reality. “It’s not normal that children live this way in the state of Israel,” Fogel said.
Good Luck America!
I hope you Make the Right Choice.
The Presidential election results are in. Well, at least the votes from Americans in Israel. Gov. Mitt Romney received 85% - of the vote; President Obama managed only 14.3%. This, according to exit polling just released by iVoteIsrael, the non-partisan group promoting and facilitating voting by US citizens currently in Israel.
The US Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack.” According to a review of the cable addressed to the Office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Emergency Action Committee was also briefed "on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
We must put aside fake political correctness and look at the true ‘legacy’ of Rabin and what he and his party, Avoda/Labor, represents. Most people have forgotten that in June 1948 Rabin was in charge of sinking Irgun’s weapon supply ship, Altalena. He even gave the order to murder a few survivors swimming in the water. The operation was ordered by Ben-Gurion, the leader of a party which is currently known as the Labor party. The left hated true Zionists then, as much as they do now!
Sunday, 28 Oct, Hamas fired Grad missiles as target finders against
The UN investigator tasked with Israel-PA affairs openly supports a boycott of companies doing business in Israeli cities in Judea, Samaria. UN special rapporteur on Human Rights in the PA (controlled) Territories, Richard Falk, has called for a boycott on all companies tied to Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria. (He is still holding his position. No calls for his removal, inspite of the blatten violation of supposed UN’s inpartitiality!)
Criminal investigators from France are to exhume Yasser Arafat's remains in a bid to find out how he died. A French official said that the team will arrive sometime between November 24-26 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. In August, a French court opened a murder inquiry into Arafat's death after Suha Arafat, his (gold-digging) widow, asked a court in the western Paris suburb of Nanterre to launch a murder probe. (Why have the French doctors not yet released Arafat's medical records, including his AIDS test results? They have this information!)
National Union MKs Uri Ariel and Aryeh Eldad slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for allowing illegal building to continue unabated in East Jerusalem. “For 3,000 years, from the Mamluks to the Byzantine to even the British, no one built in the King’s Garden,” said Eldad. “Only under Israeli control, illegal building has wildly deteriorated before our eyes.” He also called on the Prime Minister to enforce building laws in East Jerusalem to allow demolition of illegal structures to go forward.
new tone coming out of
Backfired: Crime by Illegal
In September, only 168 illegal Africans entered the country, compared to about 2,000 in January. Despite the drop in the number of illegals, the crime rate of those in the country has shot up. According to the police report, 882 illegal Africans were questioned by Tel Aviv police so far in 2012, compared to 610 in all of 2011 - an increase of 45%. Eight hundred files were opened against illegal Africans in the past ten months, compared to 645 in all of 2011 - an annual increase of 55%. Of the files opened, 497 involved property crimes, 199 involved physical attacks, and 70 involved moral offences. (Most countries lock up illegal migrants!)
Quote of the Week:
“Yitzhak Rabin as prime minister worked, advanced and strove to create an Arab entity which works tirelessly to destroy the State of Israel. The guns Yitzhak Rabin gave to the Arabs were and are used for murderous campaigns among Jewish residents of the State of Israel. There is no place whatsoever, even out of a desire to feel part of the Jewish people, to take part in a ceremony where they glorify the name, work and legacy of someone who left only one legacy: national defeatism and the sacrifice of the ‘victims of peace’ on the altar of Oslo.” - Pinchas Michaeli, head of a Bnei Akiva branch
by Arsen Ostrovsky, an international human rights lawyer
You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel - over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. In the space of 24 hours, since Tuesday evening, 80 rockets have been fired on southern Israel. That’s more than three rockets per hour. By the time I finish this article, odds are that count will have risen to 85 rockets.
Just to put things in context: one million Israelis is roughly 13 per cent of the population. Thirteen per cent of the U.S. population equates to about 40 million…
But here is why I’m angry.
I’m angry that in 2012, over 600 rockets have already been fired from Gaza with no end in sight. I’m angry that the world only notices when Israel undertakes its (sovereign) right to defend its citizens. Can you imagine if even one rocket was fired on Washington, London, Paris or Moscow? No nation on earth can, or should, tolerate such attacks on its people.
I’m angry that while the United Nations never hesitates to call a ‘special emergency session’ on the ‘Question of Palestine’ or pass the umpteenth resolution blindly condemning Israel, that I am still waiting for a session on the ‘Question of Israel’ and Palestinian terror. In fact, 24 hours after the rocket attacks started, I am still waiting for even one syllable of condemnation from the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly or Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
I’m angry that Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary-General, could not find a moment to condemn the Palestinian rockets, but did find time to laugh and dance with South Korean rapper Psy from the popular dance craze Gangnam Style…
I’m angry that ships and flotillas continue to set sail for Gaza to show ‘solidarity’ with the Palestinians, but where is their solidarity with the people of southern Israel?
I’m angry that while human rights organisations like Amnesty, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam and others do not waste a single opportunity to condemn Israel for human rights violations against the Palestinians, the human rights of Israelis are seemingly not important enough for them. Is Jewish blood really that cheap?
I’m angry that mainstream newspapers like the New York Times, lead their stories about the rocket attacks with such headlines as “Four Palestinian Militants Killed in Israeli Airstrikes,” and not “Palestinian Terrorists Rain Down over 80 Rockets against one million Israelis.”
…I’m angry when people continue to say that ‘settlements’ are the main impediment to peace, and not Hamas, a terrorist group which does not recognise Israel’s right to exist and seeks its destruction. I’m angry when I see pictures like this, of a home in southern Israel hit by a rocket from Gaza today, yet have the audacity to say “ah, but they’re just like toys; what damage can they do?”
I’m angry that there is someone out there who does not know me and has never met me, yet still wants to kill me - for no other reason than being Israeli.
I’m angry when I hear residents in southern Israel say “we just lie on top of our children and try to protect them with our bodies” or that “we’re living on borrowed time” - yet the world seems oblivious to their desperate cries for help.
No, I am not angry. I am outraged. (Please, don’t get angry - Get even, free and reunite all Jewish land!)