Hag Pessach Sameach - HAPPY   PESSACH!

The physical departure from Egypt was brief and relatively painless from the historical perspective. On the other hand, the concepts of national unity and the chosen Jewish nation, living on the land given by G-d, is the one which many Jewish people are still struggling with, even those living in Israel. This self-doubt, which is perceived as lack of self-respect, is the main contributing reason to anti-Semitic ugliness and for the enduring Israeli-Arab conflict. Jews were admired and respected - even by traditional European anti-Semites - after Israel won the War of Independence, the Six Days war and the Yom Kippur war, when in spite of all odds the young Jewish state defeated superior Islamic forces. Each time these gains were lost and negated due to the pressure from those who pretend to be our friends and by caring for wellbeing of our enemies more than our own future!

Jewish people, community leaders and Israeli political hierarchy must remember - nobody respects those who have no self-respect!

Nuclear Iran is not Just Obama’s Concern!

President Barack Obama failed to shift French President France Hollande from his objections to the nuclear accord taking shape between the US and Iran in the call he put through to the Elysée Friday night, March 30.

US Secretary of State John Kerry fared no better, when he met British, French and German Foreign ministers in London for a briefing on the talks’ progress intended to line the Europeans up with the American position. He then found that France was not alone; Germany too balked at parts of the deal in the making.

The French are demanding changes in five main points agreed between Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif before the Iranians quit the talks Friday:

They insist that -

Iran can’t be allowed to retain all the 6,500 centrifuges (for enriching uranium) conceded by the Americans. This figure must be reduced.

Similarly, the stocks of enriched uranium accepted by the US to remain in Iranian hands are too large.

France insists on a longer period of restrictions on Iran's nuclear work before sanctions are eased. It is pushing for a longer moratorium - 25 years rather than the 15 years offered by the Obama administration - and guarantees at every stage.

The main sticking point however is France’s insistence that UN sanctions stay in place until Iran fully explains the evidence that has raised suspicions of past development work on a nuclear warhead design. (There is no personal animosity and abuse, unlike the case with Netanyahu, coming from the White House toward European leaders, because they disagreed with President Obama!)

Greater Threat of Iranian Nuclear "Sneak Out."

Joe Cirincione, head of the American anti-nuclear proliferation group The Ploughshares Fund, responding to the Iran nuclear deal said that with more advanced centrifuges achieved through the deal, Iran will be able to march to the bomb in a mere three weeks. Christopher Bidwell of the Federation of American Scientists said that concerns about Iran's suspected warhead research are not even addressed in the framework deal.

What Agreement? There is only Idiotic Submission Plan!

EU Foreign Policy Executive Federica Mogherini announced that “a general agreement for a peaceful nuclear program and a lifting of sanctions against Iran” had been reached in Lausanne. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, who spoke next, said insisted: “There is no agreement; and so no commitments” before June 30. But President Obama hailed the agreement as a historic event that “meets our core objectives.”

Iran and Hezbollah Readying for the Next War with Israel

Iran is placing guided warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to Hezbollah in Lebanon, a senior Defense Ministry official said. Hezbollah, he continued, “is getting a lot of accurate weapons from Iran. It is in a very different place compared to the Second Lebanon War in 2006.”

Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak

Many political players - Arab countries, traditional international anti-Semites and pathetic Israeli politicians - love playing the ‘Two-State solution’ game, but none of them want to see it end! There will be no reason to blame Israel for the Muslim Brotherhood taking over Gaza enclave, Hamastan; full-blown civil war between various fractions in the West Bank. Will they fight the rise of ISIS in ‘Palestine’? If “yes”, they will need to invite Israel to join a ‘coalition’, something they hate to do. Neither Arab states, nor European anti-Semites want to see another Islamist disaster on their door steps and next to Europe! Therefore, “the show must go on!”

Europeans Keep Hamas on Terror List

The European Union (EU) kept Hamas on its terrorism blacklist, negating in practice a controversial court decision. However, two other groups have been withdrawn since the last EU list was published in July 2014: the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which US officials have accused of funneling money to Hamas, and Al-Takfir and Al-Hijra, an Egyptian Islamist group.

Israeli Humanitarianism vs National Determinism

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu office confirmed that the funds, tax withheld, are transferred to the PA, to cover amenities including water, electricity and hospitals. The PMO stated that the decision had been taken "based on humanitarian considerations and from a wider perspective the interests of Israel at this time.

UN Ignores Murder of Christians in Muslim States

The United Nations is turning a blind eye to the murder of Christians and other minorities in the Arab world, said Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor. "...every year an estimate of more than 100,000 Christians are murdered in the Middle East and Africa because of some relation to their faith,” Vatican spokesman Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi told the United Nations Human Rights Council. (All ‘friends’ of Israel - US, EU and UN - are highly critical of the only true democracy in the Middle East - Israel, but mute about atrocities committed by Muslims/Arabs!)

Successful Test of “David's Sling”

Israeli officials announced that a joint US-Israeli missile-defense system has successfully passed a new test and is expected to be operational next year - a development that would provide an important tool in protecting the country against Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.

White House to Resume Military Aid to Egypt

President Obama told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that he would lift a hold of $1.3 billion in military aid for Egypt per year. The decision will allow for the delivery of 12 F-16 aircraft, 20 Harpoon missiles, and up to 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits. (Why waste US tax-payers money? Saudi Arabia has been doing good job financing the Egyptian military so far!)

Obama is not Naive about Iran, but Deliberately Playing Stupid!

The US administration either believes that the supervision on Iran's nuclear program will be perfect, or that the Iranians have no intention of cheating. Either way, when the Americans talk about a historic deal, Israel and the Middle East react hysterically.

Israel Slams ICC - “There is no Palestinian state”

“Israel’s position, similar to that of the US, Canada and others, is that the Palestinians do not have a right to join the ICC, and that the ICC has no jurisdiction in this case,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry wrote in a statement. “There is not Palestinian state that has been established by international law. In this context the ICC prosecutor erred when she opened a preliminary inquiry against Israel.” (Ugly international anti-Semites do not care about international law when its violation can be used against Israel!)

Quotes of the Week:

"There is no way to go back down the path through which our people's consciousness was created without going to Hebron. The story of our roots is planted deep in the rocky grounds of Mount Hebron. For me this is not cynical or political statement - it is a basic fact that is clear to me, and is also true in the wider national and public context, that the Jewish community in Hebron tells the story of the creation of a nation, during its hay day, and also in difficult times." - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, visiting Kiryat Arba and Hebron - Israeli politicians know everything about history of Jewish people, but do nothing to free Jewish land from Arab occupation!

Zionist Arab Activist Urges Jews to Wake Up

Anett Haskia, a Zionist Muslim Arab who ran in the Jewish Home primaries, has issued a dire warning to her nationalist Facebook friends to go out and vote, or face disaster.

Haskia wrote: "A feeling of loss!! I am on the verge of a heart attack! I have been driving around the Arab villages and cities to confirm the rumor and indeed, I have never seen anything like this in my life, most of them are outside on the ground, in the hope that the list will represent them, in their favor.

"The ground is burning around you and you are arguing about Left and Right on Facebook... Go, get the heck out, bring people, plow every hole-in-the-ground. They are bringing the votes of Israeli Arabs from Jordan and Europe and you are sleeping upright. The Chosen People, ha!

"After the loss, do not say 'Arabs' - the blame is on you and you alone. Awake!! Awake!! Awake!!”

Koranic Zionism

"O my people (Jews), enter the Holy Land which Allah has assigned to you and do not turn back (from fighting in Allah's cause) and (thus) become losers."

"Thus. And We caused to inherit it the Children of Israel."