Paradox (Craziness) of Jewish State Politics

Five Ulpana buildings in Bethel will be evacuated and removed. No ministers voted against the bill for overruling the High Court order to remove them by July 1 after Netanyahu threatened to fire cabinet members who voted against the government. Many of the bill proponents were cowardly absent. Netanyahu had called for members of the Knesset to reject the bill, voted down by 69 votes to 22 on Wednesday, in fear that it could have prompted an international backlash. But later Netanyahu said that he would not allow people to “use the legal system to harm the settlement movement," and announced plans to add 300 new homes to Beit El. (There will be always anti-Israel ‘outcries’ as long as Israel continues to live in fear as a ‘ghetto Jew’ and unwilling to pursue Jewish national goals!)

Housing Minister Ariel Atias announced on Wednesday (same day) that his ministry will market land for the purpose of building 551 new housing units in Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron). According to Atias’ announcement, 117 units will be marketed in Ariel, 92 housing units in Ma'aleh Adumim, 144 housing units in Adam, 114 units in Efrat, and 84 units in Kiryat Arba. The 551 housing units in Judea and Samaria will be marketed in addition to the 300 units that have already been announced for Beit El. (One Israeli demonstrator said that he will never understand the Israeli government's bizarre actions)

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

Anti-Semitism is expressed in many various hidden ways. One of them is: “All Jews are rich, they can afford it!” For example, my local supermarket, in the current weak economy, is helping customers by discounting ample numbers of items marked “Price down” or “Special” in all sections, except in either of the two “Kosher” sections!

Turkey Betrays Syrian ‘Rebels’

Turkey has just turned away from its 14-month support for the anti-Assad revolt alongside the West and made common cause with Russia, i.e. Bashar Assad. Erdogan’s betrayal was confirmed when Davutoglu announced over Turkish NTV: “We have never advised either the Syrian National Council or the Syrian administration to conduct an armed fight, and we will never do so.” He added: “The Syrian people will be the driving force that eventually topples the Syrian regime. Assad will leave as a result of the people’s will.” (Sounds like the founder of the Soviet Union, V. I. Lenin, who said “Politics is the biggest prostitute!”)

Obama is Another ‘Friendly’ to Israel President

The US President Barack Obama continued a long-standing US policy of exercising the “security” waiver allowing him to ignore a Congressional law that the US embassy be relocated to Jerusalem. The 1995 law requires the embassy to be located in the capital unless the president decides that doing so would endanger national security. Every American president has exercised the waiver but no detailed explanation has been offered as to why moving the embassy would endanger US security. (The US government claims to be a friend of Israel. Friends support friends by actions unconditionally! Hypocrites pretend and ignore their own law just to please enemies of Israel.)

Arab Hate - When will Jews Learn?

An Arab who fathered a baby with a Jewish woman rejected keeping him six months later. He brought the boy to the mother, who had fled, and said, “This boy is Jewish. I don’t want him.” The bizarre story was revealed by the anti-missionary Yad L'Achim organisation, which also works to rescue Jewish women from Arab homes where they are often held captive. The case fell into limbo until last March, when a woman in southern Israel told Yad L’Achim that her daughter feared for her life and had managed to escape from an Arab village but had to leave behind her six-month old boy. But the Arab suddenly changed his mind and surprised the mother by appearing at her parents' house with the baby. (There is no international media frenzy in relation to this story!)

Procrastination Only Helps Iran

US President Barack Obama has again persuaded Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to hold off attacking Iran’s nuclear program in the coming months by promising a new set of tough sanctions against Iran. This time the Obama administration’s promised to impose an air and sea blockade on Iran, failing progress at the Moscow nuclear talks.

Arab Spring has Produced Results

Egypt has ceased the production of a film for allegedly promoting the normalisation of relations with Israel. Mohamed Kenawy who wrote the film’s script, denied the accusation and said the film, titled Regheef Aish (Loaf of Bread), promotes peace and cooperation among all people regardless of sex, race and religion. (There is no place for peace and cooperation in the Islamic ‘revolution’)

Obama Stuck in Arab Spring Mud

After the UN gridlock on the Syrian crisis, an American delegation headed by Fred Hoff drew a blank in talks at the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow Friday, June 8, with Syrian expert, Mikhail Bogdanov. Russia flatly rejected President Barack Obama’s proposal to post 5,000 armed UN monitors in Syria, most of them Russian troops.  Moscow and Tehran calculate that the higher the flames of civil war in Syria, the more the US will be blamed for the bloodshed. They therefore refuse to join any international effort to stop it.

Politics of Rejection of Peace and Blackmail

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas warned on Friday that he may seek non-member status for a Palestinian state at the United Nations if peace talks with Israel do not resume (which he continuously rejects). The PA currently has observer status at the UN and an upgrade by the General Assembly to “non-member” would give Palestine recognition as a “state”. This could open the way for PA Arabs to take legal action against Israelis through the International Criminal Court. (This is not the first time the PA has violated the spirit of the Oslo Accords.)

Obama Lying About Stuxnet

Israeli officials who were placed at risk by the Obama administration's leaks about the Stuxnet virus are disputing American claims that the cyber-weapon was jointly developed by the U.S. and Israel. Rather, they say, Israeli intelligence first started developing cyberspace warfare against Iran, only convincing the US - with some difficulty - to join in. The Israelis allege that President Barack Obama claimed credit for Stuxnet to boost his re-election campaign.

IAEA Ends Iran Talks with no Progress

New talks between Iran and the UN's atomic watchdog agency have failed to result in a deal allowing greater access to Iran's contested nuclear program. "There has been no progress," IAEA chief inspector Herman Nackaerts told journalists. "Iran raised issues that we have already discussed and added new ones. This is disappointing."

Quote of the Week:

“The Stupid Left wants a Palestinian state because it thinks that such a state will pursue peace alongside Israel. The Satanic Left wants a Palestinian state precisely because it knows such a state will launch a war of destruction against Israel and endless atrocities against the Jews. The Stupid Left thinks that Israel mistreats Arabs. It does not (want to) know that Arab regimes mistreat Arabs… The reason it (Satanic Left) wants Israel destroyed is not because it thinks Israel is unjust, but rather because it hates Jews.” - by Prof. Steven Plaut - Calling the Left “Stupid” to face is not helpful but could be used as a starting point to provoke reality check. The problem of self-hate among Jews is chronic and symptomatic to assimilation - “I am not like other Jews”. It must be addressed thoroughly by Jewish leadership. Promoting Jewish national pride is a good starting point!

Israel is Treated as a ‘Ghetto Jew’.

by Steven Shamrak.

Most of the time when a complex issue or subject is discussed a variety of opinions and emotions are expressed. We debate them and listen to the opposite opinions and ideas in an attempt to find some understanding or solution. It is not always that the decision of the majority is the right one. In international politics, when all parties involved in the discussion of the complex issue have articulated and supported the same point of view it is most probably the wrong one and, expressed under duress, common fear or biased attitude toward the subject under discussion with disregard to the facts and disrespect towards one or all parties involved.

Out of more than two hundred countries there isn’t a single voice that would say: “Wait a minute, Israel has been under terrorist attacks for many months and years.” Most of Israel’s neighbours have refused to recognise her right to exist for over 60 years. Israel desires to live in peace and is prepared to sacrifice a lot just for the sake of the piece of paper that would guarantee her a peaceful existence.  Israel is condemned, but the Arab states that constantly reject peace with Israel and created terrorist infrastructures and are instigators of terror attacks against Israel and Western countries are not! Something is not quite kosher here!

Why are different standards used? Don’t you think Israel deserves to be treated as equal among equals? Don’t you think there are legitimate historical, legal and moral rights for Israel to determine her own future?” I am still waiting for answers from Israel haters.

Just imagine the reaction of Indonesia if it was told to “Leave West Papua”. What about the United Kingdom and its occupation of Northern Ireland? Spain and France still refuse to even consider a legitimate call for independence of the Basque people. Land occupied by over 25 millions Kurds is divided among five Muslim countries with no hope for independence. All of them have legitimate claims for independence, unlike the fake Arab-Palestinian nation.

The most amazing thing about this situation is that, living in an environment of continuous war and terror created by her neighbours, Israel has managed to build a true democracy in the neighbourhood of dictatorships. In the deserts and swamps Israel's  strong, arguably, world-leading economy is built. At the same time Israel's neighbours still ride their economies “on the back of the camel” and those who have oil have not done much for the good of humanity or even for the future of their own people.

The Arab-Israel conflict is a complex issue. Too many people, countries and organisations are expressing their opinion without full knowledge of historic and legal facts, or even having a modicum interest or consideration for the facts. They form their opinions on deeply imbedded hypocrisy, xenophobic anti-Semitism and politico-economic fear of blackmail by oil producing Arab countries.