The Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state – and not the settlers – is the stumbling block to peace said Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon (Likud)... Ya’alon warned that Israel was not willing to engage in a diplomatic process in which it would trade land for terror, such as he believed had occurred with the Oslo Accord.
The Palestinians have refused to negotiate with Israel while it engages in settlement activity. But Ya’alon dismissed the idea that Israel’s presence in the West Bank was the main reason for the continued conflict with the Palestinians. From the Arab perspective, he said, the occupation did not start in 1967 with the Six Day War, but in 1948 with the War of Independence – and even before that, in 1882 when Jews first began immigrating to Israel to build a national homeland.
Many Israelis ignore the fact that for the Arabs, Tel Aviv and Haifa are also settlements or places under occupation, he said. “It’s not because of the settlements in Judea and Samaria that there is no peace, but rather because of the Arab refusal from the dawn of Zionism – and this is true of Fatah and Hamas – to recognize the State of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people,” “We do not want to rule over our neighbours [the Palestinians]. They govern themselves, and it is good that this is so. But that does not mean that Jews do not have a right to live in Judea and Samaria”… (Arabs and so-called Palestinians will never accept the existence of Israel. The Sinai Option is the only plausible solution that may not end the conflict but will at least stop Islamic terror inside Israel!)
Obama De-Linked Islam from Terror. A leading international Arab newspaper, 'Al-Sharq Al-Awsat,' which is owned by a Saudi Arabian company and published in London, has hailed U.S. President Barack Obama for officially removing the description “Muslim terrorist” as part of his campaign “to reach out to the Muslim world.” 1) Regarding Obama's statements on the botched Times Square bombing, the editor praised President Obama for not once referring to prime suspect Faisal Shahzad’s being Muslim. 2) After the failed Christmas Day bombing by Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalib. “Obama spoke about the detained terrorist as a member of the Al-Qaeda organization (only)” 3) Similarly, after the Fort Hood, Texas attack by a Muslim terrorist who murdered 13 people last November, “President Obama 'cautioned against jumping to conclusions’” (“Not all Muslims are terrorists but most terrorists are Muslims!”)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Islamic terrorism is Global - It is against all "Infidels" - Israel was the first target, but not the only one anymore!
Hamas Erased Illegally Built Homes. Hamas police wielding clubs beat and pushed residents out of dozens of homes in the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Sunday before knocking the buildings down with bulldozers. Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said the homes were built illegally on government land. Between 30 and 40 homes were torn down, ranging from concrete structures to tin shacks. (The world is silent, ‘Jew-lovers’ like Obama and the world media do not protest!)
The Best Seat in Synagogue. Zablon Simintov is always guaranteed the best seat in his local synagogue here, but the privilege comes with a downside: he's the last Jew in Afghanistan. The country's 800-year-old Jewish community, estimated 40,000 strong at its peak, is now a party of one. (Over 850,000 Jewish refugees have left Muslim countries since the independence of Israel.)
Crackdown on Christians or Self-respect. The government of Morocco has notified another 23 mostly Christian foreigners that they're scheduled for imminent expulsion. Morocco, which historically has been considered a moderate Muslim nation, now is fearful that Muslims will convert if exposed to Christianity. More than 40 Christian workers were deported from Morocco in March. (People must not be brainwashed or seduced by others to foreign belief systems, especially in their own country. Self-respect is something Israel has to learn from Muslim countries.)
Iran is still Playing Cat and Mouse Game. Iran appeared to make a concession only to throw a potential spoiler into the mix soon after. Just a day after agreeing to send thousands of pounds of low-enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for highly-enriched uranium Iran said it intended to continue enriching uranium to the level that can sustain nuclear reactions (atomic weapon).
Quote of the Week: "The Arabs can lose all wars and they will always claim their land and their right to exist. If the Israelis lose the war, there will be no Israel and no Jews" - Golda Meir
Disgusting Desecration of a Jewish Holiday by IDF. IDF forces again desecrated a Jewish holiday in order to expel two families spending Shavuot in the destroyed Jewish town of Homesh. The soldiers also took all the food at the site so the remaining visitors would not have anything to eat. (Nothing is sacred to self-hating, delusional, leftist Defense minister Barak - even destruction of Jewish values or Israel itself!)
Cynical Fabrication by Hamas. Hamas once again resorted to using psychological war and published an alleged interview with Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit held captive in Gaza for four years. (The anti-Israel, Islamic pest must be eradicated from Jewish land!)
Anti-Semitism is used as Self-promotion. British rock star Elvis Costello, who had been scheduled to perform in Israel this summer. Costello wrote that since the conflict was “actually too grave and complex to be addressed in a concert, then it is also quite impossible to simply look the other way…” (Didn’t he known that conflict is “too grave and complex” when he booked the gig? Or perhaps there was not enough Jewish money offered to go ahead with tour?)
Not Bad for a “Little … Country”. A new desalination facility, one of the largest in the world, which turns sea water into drinking water stands on Israel's Mediterranean seashore, next to the northern city of Hadera. It is the third of five large facilities that will dot the coastline, designed to provide two-thirds of the country's drinking water. (Some advanced countries have not even addressed the issue of water shortage.)
Fake Mediators are ‘Flexible’ at Israel’s Expense. Israel's Foreign Ministry slammed Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's suggestion that Hamas be allowed to join peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. "Terrorists are terrorists, and Israel sees no difference whatsoever between Hamas terrorists acting against Israel and Chechen terrorists acting against Russia,"
Hypocrisy of the Headlines:
IDF concerned settler violence could spark Palestinian uprising... – Haaretz – Sadly, this leftist and self-hating Israeli publication has never been concerned that violence and terror, perpetrated for years by so-called Palestinians against Jews, may spark a Jewish uprising which is long overdue!
Enemy Within with Clear Intention. Israel should be integrated into an Islamic Caliphate, and Hamas and Hezbollah should be respected as legitimate political movements, according to Israeli-Arab MK Masoud Ganaim in an interview with the weekly paper Kul al-Arab, which is published in Israel. (There is no ideological or national difference between Arabs in Israel, Lebanon, Syria or Saudi Arabia. They all want to destroy Israel and establish an Islamic Caliphate. Israel just has to let all enemies leave Jewish land!)
Attempt to Stop Israel from doing what Must be Done. U.S. President Barack Obama said he will ask Congress to approve $205 million for the controversial Iron Dome anti-missile system that some experts have called a "scam." The president’s move comes shortly after the return of Defense Minister Barak from a warm welcome in Washington and repeated hints at weakening the Likud’s dominance in the coalition. (After the humiliation of Netanyahu, a warm welcome to the Labor leader? Obama is interfering in Israel’s internal politics and is willing to waste $205 millions of tax payers’ money just to prevent Israel from stopping Iran’s nuclear program and the military build up of Syria and Hezbollah.)
PA has no Interest in Peace. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says in a classified document that despite the indirect talks with the Palestinian Authority, the PA is expected to conduct a diplomatic struggle against Israel abroad. (Meanwhile PM Netanyahu plans a further number of futile concessions to the PA)
by Isi Leibler
In the politically correct world of infantile leftism, words like sedition and disloyalty have effectively been erased from the political lexicon. Indeed, those daring to employ such terms are automatically smeared as "McCarthyite" or fascist.
But despite Israel being surrounded by Moslem nations whose primary objective is to eliminate Jewish sovereignty from the region, a growing minority of Israeli academics, funded by Israeli taxpayers and Diaspora Zionist philanthropists, exploit their universities as launching pads to undermine and delegitimize their own country. Some even promote global boycott, divestment and sanctions of the very institutions, which provide their salaries. They teach their students that the state in which they live was born in sin, that Israelis behave like Nazis and morally justify the campaigns by our enemies to demonize and delegitimize us. What magnifies this obscenity is that university administrators feel obliged to maintain the continued tenure of such immoral and anti-social degenerates on the grounds of academic freedom.
…Freedom of expression is a treasured feature of democracy but the dividing line must be drawn between academic freedom and breaching the law or indulging in subversive activity… Universities are the incubators in which future leaders of society are nurtured. It is surely elementary common sense to ensure that such institutions lead the way for constructive participation in civil life. Academics should not be above the law or permitted to engage in anti-social activities on the grounds of academic freedom.
…It is a disgrace that we have reached such a deplorable state of affairs under successive governments… I have no doubt that our founding Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, a genuine Labor Zionist, would have turned the country upside down to bring an end to such outrageous behaviour.