Please Let Us Have Our Backs Back
by Gail Winston
President Barack Obama’s biggest claim to support of
Mr. Obama has lots of nice sounding bits in his speech for AIPAC (American-Israel Public Affairs Committee), but, for those in the know who examine his speech for trustworthiness and veracity, there is much to pick apart. See Caroline Glick below for just such an astute dissection of Obama’s speech.
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By Obama and Rice, etc "having
So, Mr. Obama, Let us have our backs back! Get off
our backs! Don’t push
The 100 missiles fired by the Palestinian Jihad Islami escalated Saturday and included Grad multiple rocket launchers mounted on vehicles and SA-7 anti-air rockets, the Russian version of the American Stinger, smuggled from Libya.
IDF officials say the 200 rockets fired at Israel's southern communities since Friday marks a “dramatic development in terms of the quantity and rate of the fire.” More than 50 of the rockets fired in recent days were medium-range missiles.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Since Al Jezeera became a main whole-sale supplier of the world news,
at least in
Israel and China Signed Huge Water Deal
Business relations between Israel and China are set to grow significantly after Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz inked a deal worth over NIS 1 billion with Chinese officials. Under the deal, Israeli companies will export water technologies to China, to aid that country with water purification and agricultural projects.
Procrastination - Fake Diplomacy in Action
US Paid $5 Million Extortion to Egypt
American rights workers left
Radical Islam Wins Big in Iran
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to be the big loser against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini. Hardliners from the Islamist camp appear to have captured at least three-quarters of the 290 seats in the Majlis, the country's parliament.
Truth is Out: Don’t Count on United States
Plain-speaking Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that if the United States is too weak to be able to intervene to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad’s ”systematic murder of innocent civilians,” it can’t be counted on to come to Israel’s aid. "If the international community is incapable of stopping the massacres in Syria, what is the value of its promises to protect the security of Israel?"
German and Japanese intelligence sources confirmed
what Western intelligence had known for 11 months -
Chief Sephardic Rabbi (Rav) Rabbi Shlomo Amar has published a call to believers not to ascend to the Temple Mount. The call appears under the heading "avoid ascending to the Mount and touching its edge," which was the ruling about Mount Sinai in the Book of Exodus before the Ten Commandments. Rav Amar's declaration was co-signed by former Chief Sephardic Rabbi Rav Eliyahu Bakshi Doron; Rav Shalom Cohen, Head of Porat Yosef Yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem, Old City Rabbi Rav Avigdor Neventzal, and Kotel Rabbi, Rav Shmuel Rabinovich.
Hamas has Chosen Self-preservation
Hamas will not do Iran's bidding in any war with Israel, according to senior figures within the militant Islamic group. "If there is a war between two powers, Hamas will not be part of such a war," Salah Bardawil, a member of the organisation's political bureau in Gaza City, told the Guardian. He denied the group would launch rockets into Israel at Tehran's request in response to a strike on its nuclear sites.
US President Barack Obama held to the line that “
Quote of the Week:
“The Jewish state will
not allow those seeking our destruction to possess the means to achieve that
goal. A nuclear armed
For generations Jews who dreamed of Zion collected their pennies so the Jewish National Fund could purchase land in Israel. Today illegal Arab building on JNF lands goes unchecked by Israel's leaders.
No fewer than 700 illegal housing units have been built by Arabs in the past two years on land purchased for Jews by the JNF in northern Jerusalem.
Aryeh King, chairman of the Israel Land Fund, says his organisation is conducting a careful survey of the illegal structures using aerial photographs, but adds the problem is exacerbated by the fact that the illegal building occurs beyond Israel's security fence. Lands bought by the JNF are on both sides of the fence.
"We're discussing lands in Qalandiya," King explained. "All entry and activity has to be coordinated with the IDF and Ministry of Defence. No enforcement can be undertaken in these areas without the cooperation of the military and police. This is routinely denied on 'security grounds.'"
For example, King says, "We have an aerial photo of an old building from before 2005, but the security fence being built makes these areas out of bounds, and we have no way of documenting and making claims for enforcement."
"This inaction is politically motivated, and people don't realise what is happening. The JNF offers to purchase land at nominal prices in order to return them to the Jewish people, but that's not what is happening."
"I hope that those who donate to the JNF will think twice before giving their money to a body that does nothing to secure the assets they hold in trust for the Jewish people," King added. (Planting trees is not enough! We need to reclaim and free all Jewish land from Arab occupation.)