Wake-Up Call for Israeli Peaceniks

by Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari

MK Shuli Mualem (Jewish Home) said that the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv was a wake-up call to people who still think peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA) is possible. (At least 20 people were wounded, among them three seriously.)

She criticized PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the unilateral steps he has taken against Israel, saying, "Just as the Palestinians are running to The Hague, the Israeli government should approve as soon as possible the Levy Report" which conclusively proved that Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria is legal under international law.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the attack was “a direct result of the toxic incitement spread by the Palestinian Authority against Jews and their state."

Sure enough, barely two hours after Matruk's bloody rampage, PA Arab media outlets were already churning out cartoons glorifying the act. (How many ‘wake-up’ calls do Jews need to realize that only by standing for our own rights Israel will be able to reunite all Jewish land and achieve peace?)

Obama is not Happy about Invitation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation from House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress next month and discuss the threats from Iran and radical Islam. The White House, president Obama, was not informed. The invitation came a day after Obama said he would veto legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran. The White House said that Obama will not meet Netanyahu, nor will Kerry. (The invitation came from the representatives of American people!)

Obama anti-Israel Fraudster!

A senior Israeli says “friends don't act like this” after Mossad Head denies US claim that he opposed Iran sanctions in talk with senators. "The fraudulent claims against the Mossad Head were raised by the Americans yesterday, despite a message that had been transmitted to them by Intelligence Minister (Yuval) Steintz.” "Leaking the Mossad Head's statements, even if they had not been falsified, is a serious breach of all the rules,” the senior source added. “Friends do not behave like this. Information from a secret meeting must not leak out.”

Is it just Business or is Putin is Another Enemy of Israel?

Cash-strapped Russia is now ready to sell advanced surface to air missiles - not just to Iran, but also to Egypt, Syria and the Lebanese Shiite Hizballah. Moscow began sending S-300 components to Iran and Syria two years ago, in advance of the full systems which were also promised to Hizballah.

Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak

Muslims all over the world and their political leaders came out and vigorously protested - in Turkey, Iran, Gaza and Ramallah, Pakistan... Strangely, they were not outraged by terror attacks committed by their Muslim brethrens in Paris, but by Charlie Hebdo’s response to the hideous Islamic attacks. The Muslim ‘silent majority’ is quite vocal and capable to express its opinion when it wants. The problem is that they do, and often not so ‘silently’, support radical Islam!

The Ridiculous ‘Solution’ which does not Work!

Europe must do more to better integrate its Muslim communities, and not “simply respond with a hammer,” US President Barack Obama said in the wake of last week’s terror attacks in France. “Our biggest advantage, major, is that our Muslim populations - they feel themselves to be Americans,” Obama told a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. (What a bull! Integration drives have been tried before and have failed! Did you see the ‘outrage’ of the Muslim communities in the US, Europe or anywhere about Islamic attacks in Paris? They do not want integration or have even basic respect for the customs of host countries!)

Saudis Building a 600-mile Wall - No International Condemnation!

Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall” - a combined fence and ditch - to separate the country from Iraq to the north. The proposal had been discussed since 2006. The border zone now includes five layers of fencing with watch towers, night-vision cameras, and radar cameras. Riyadh also sent an extra 30,000 troops to the area. (When Israel was building the anti-terror wall, to protect Jews from PA murderous attacks, the well-orchestrated anti-Israel international condemnation campaign was unleashed!)

Gutless Procrastination!

Underscoring the lengths to which the Obama administration seems willing to go to deny concerns about Iran's nuclear program, even in the face of stunning moves by Tehran to expand its nuclear capabilities, a State Department official told reporters that Iran’s decision to begin construction of two nuclear reactors is not a violation of the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), the agreement signed in November 2013 to prevent Iran from advancing its nuclear program.

Beware Saudis - Israeli Gas is Coming

Israel discovers another major gas field.  A new huge natural gas field has been discovered about 150 km off Israel's coast. Seismic analysis suggests that the Royee field contains an estimated 3.2 trillion cubic feet of gas, making it Israel’s third largest after Leviathan and Tamar. (The positive outcome of oil/gas discoveries by Israel are already felt though the world, as Arab states keep the cost of oil and gas low, in spite of fallen demand.)

Tolerance “My Foot”!

Pope Francis has called on Catholics and Western people in general to refrain from insulting other religions - namely Islam: “It’s normal, it’s normal (violence). One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith.” A day later, Muslim Muslims broke a Virgin Mary statue to pieces and then urinated on it in the small chapel of St. Barnabas in Perugia (Italy). One wonders if the Pope would call it “normal” if members of his own flock were to murder those Muslims who urinated on the statue?

In Desperate Time - “If not Me then Who?”

The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities.” The gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate.

Did the Pope Justify the Charlie Hebdo Massacre?

The Vatican has snapped into overdrive trying to play down controversial comments made by the Pope. "There are so many people who speak badly about religions or other religions, who make fun of them, who make a game out of the religions of others," he said. "They are provocateurs. And what happens to them is what would happen to Dr. Gasbarri if he says a curse word against my mother. There is a limit" (Thousands of Christians are killed by Muslims around the world, but the Vatican is silent!)

Hamas is Planning Another Conflict

Egyptian forces uncovered a 1,200-meter long tunnel running from the Gaza Strip into the Sinai Peninsula with a large amount of explosives and mortar shells inside. Egypt says it has destroyed more than 1,600 tunnels since Morsi's ouster.

Austria was Working Against the Jewish State

An Austrian historian has documented the controversial role of the European country in arming the military regime of former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, during the period between 1958 and 1969... (Austria has never apologized for its Nazi past and is still highly anti-Semitic!)

Why has an Act of Decency Taken 70 Years?

A Polish university is to reinstate academic qualifications on German Jews nearly 80 years after Nazis stripped them of their titles. Wroclaw University in south-west Poland will return the titles later this month in a ceremony it hopes will bring belated justice to those who lost their qualifications owing to Nazi Germany’s anti-Semitism. (Up to 1945, when Europe’s borders were redrawn, Wroclaw was the German city of Breslau. Land annexation and “population transfer”, in order to establish peace, was a norm then! It has only become illegal after Israel won the war of Independence. “Population transfer”, under different pretence, has still been routinely implemented - in Yugoslavia, Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan - and the world never complains unless Israel attempts to remove terrorists from Jewish land.)

Quote of the Week:

“Protests against the recent terrorist attacks in France should have been held in Muslim capitals, rather than Paris, because, in this case, it is Muslims who are involved in this crisis and stand accused... The story of extremism begins in Muslim societies, and it is with their support and silence that extremism has grown into terrorism that is harming people... What is required here is for Muslim communities to disown the Paris crime and Islamic extremism in general.” - Abdul Rahman al-Rashed, one of the most respected Arab journalists.

Too Many Terrorists to Watch

by Jamie Crawford, CNN

The colossal challenge confronting officials trying to prevent and track an attack like the one in Paris boils down to this: There are too many people to watch.

An estimated 5,000 French citizens are now under some form of direct observation or surveillance by French security services because of their involvement in various jihadist movements. But those 5,000 are just the cases that French authorities know about…

And the issue grows exponentially across the European continent when you take into account the estimated 3,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria that officials say come from various European countries…

Some 200 French nationals have come back home after fighting in Syria, some of them subsequently incarcerated for one reason or another, but many others remain free because they have not yet crossed a legal line…

Law enforcement officials in the United Kingdom warned during this past holiday season that they felt they were short of the necessary manpower needed to address the overall terror threat posed by people they were watching in that country… (Too many terrorists to watch - so the Western powers do almost nothing - No serious imprisonments, No deportations of Islamic terrorists or Muslim criminal, No barring return of terrorists from Syria or Iraq!)