Ismail Harb resents the Israeli settlements that crown the hilltops of the occupied (by so-called Palestinian) West Bank (Judea and Samaria), but every day he lines up before dawn to help build them: “It’s not just the money we make in the Israeli construction projects, but also that the work in the settlements never stops.” “I completely agree with the Palestinian Authority’s demand to halt the settlements, but where is the alternative that will provide us with a decent living,” he asks.
Nearly a half million Israelis live in more than 100 settlements scattered across Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem.
Western-backed PA president Mahmud Abbas has called the settlements the biggest obstacle to peace and refused to restart negotiations with Israel without a complete construction freeze. But thousands of Palestinian labourers rely on work in the settlements, which pays more than twice the wages of similar jobs elsewhere in Judea and Samaria.
Today, only around 45,000 Palestinians have work permits (they must say a big “thank you” for that). Palestinian employment minister Ahmad Majdalani says the Authority is aware of the problem but blames Israeli closures for the lack of job opportunities. (Israel does its bit to help ‘poor Palestinians’ – supporters of terrorism. In return, the PA loves to terrorise Jews and blame Israel for everything! A hundred years ago Arabs called Haifa Um el-Amal “the city of work” and many of them moved to Palestine to get jobs created by Jews.)
A bomb exploded near two cars carrying Israeli diplomats in Jordan last Thursday on the approach to the Allenby Bridge crossing over the Jordan river to Israel.
The Israel Defense Forces' aid mission to Haiti landed in Port-au-Prince earlier Friday with equipment for setting up an emergency field hospital. Around 220 soldiers and officers make up the delegation, including 120 medical and members of ZAKA, the Israeli ultra-Orthodox volunteer rescue organization.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
How many rockets are needed to kill Osama bin Laden? Only one! But there is a need for a political will to end the global Islamic threat and fight the true perpetrators and initiators of Islamic terror in Saudi Arabia and Iran. Instead, almost a trillion dollars have been wasted on the fake war on terror.
Jews will be “third rate citizens” in Palestine. The President of Al Quds University and esteemed moderate Palestinian intellectual Sari Nusseibeh said ''the possibility of creating a Palestinian state has disappeared. Though I don't exclude the possibility of a miracle, I personally don't see how it is possible.'' He said that soon, Israel will have no choice but to integrate the Palestinians ''as third rate citizens with elementary rights of movement, work, health and education, but with no political rights.'' (Hamas and Fatah still want to “Throw them (Jews) into the sea.” Now ‘moderate’ Arabs are suggesting genocide of Jews through demographic war!)
Abbas Proudly Snubs US. After the US had asked Abbas not to sign an agreement with Hamas, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called on Hamas to sign a reconciliation agreement with Fatah: "There is no disagreement between us: About belief [global domination of Islam]? None! About policy [destruction of Israel]? None! About resistance [terror]? None!" (If Israel did this the international media would have a ‘fiesta’.)
Time to End Temporary Stupidity. Israel is considering whether to extend the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), which will expire at the end of January. Foreign Ministry officials accused TIPH personnel of relaying false reports against IDF soldiers and Jewish settlers, while completely ignoring the violent acts by Palestinians against the Jewish residents: "They just vilify Israel." (Will they be removed or is it another empty bluff?)
The Best Way to Deal with Criminal Bastardry. A radical Islamic imam from Pantin, suburb of Paris, has been expelled from France to Egypt, his country of origin. French interior minister Brice Hortefeux said, ''I have ordered the arrest and expulsion of Imam Ali ibrahim El Soudany for inciting violence as a dangerous individual.''
Quote of the Week: “Iran's new proposal to the West did not provide any opening for serious negotiations on the nuclear issue, but rather vague formulations for the agenda of any future talks… Observers understood that there was a hard September deadline that Iran had to meet to begin serious nuclear negotiations. Unfortunately, at this stage, there is little evidence that the Obama administration is about to adopt effective action in a timely manner in light of Iran's policy of rejectionism” - Dore Gold, President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Israel's ambassador to the UN in 1997-1999.
Look Who is Complaining. Israel publicly snubbed Turkey's ambassador over his country's persistent criticism of the Jewish state and the screening of a Turkish television drama depicting Israeli security forces as kidnapping children and shooting old men. The Turkish government protested about the treatment of Turkish ambassador to Israel Ahmet Oguz Celikkol by Deputy Foreign Ambassador Danny Ayalon. "Israel must obey the standards of international diplomatic manners". (Since the election of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey has repeatedly criticized and snubbed Israel. An occasional snub from Israel is a healthy treatment for enemies of the Jews.)
Duplicity of Blame and Pressure. The Palestinian Authority rejected the call by US secretary of state Hillary Clinton for a relaunching of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians with no pre-conditions. At the same time U.S. envoy George Mitchell suggested the U.S. might impose sanctions on Israel and withhold loan guarantees to press it to make concessions in negotiations with the Palestinians. (Arabs do not want peace, but Israel is blamed, pressured and blackmailed!)
Hezbollah in Traditional Arab Drug Business. German customs officials arrested four Lebanese nationals – all members of the same family - at Frankfurt Airport who were found to be carrying nine million euros in their carry-on bags in May 2008. The money was seized, and an analysis showed traces of cocaine on the bills. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported that one way Hezbollah has been earning money for its terror activities is by selling drugs in Europe.
Progression of Islamic Expansionism.
Extract from Dr. Peter Hammond's work
Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well. Here's how it works:
As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
United States- Muslim 0..6%
Australia ------- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -------- Muslim 1.9%
China ----------- Muslim 1.8%
Italy ------------- Muslim 1.5%
Norway ---------Muslim 1.8%
At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:
Denmark --------- Muslim 2%
Germany --------- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom- Muslim 2.7%
Spain -------------- Muslim 4%
Thailand ---------- Muslim 4.6%
From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:
France -------------- Muslim 8%
Sweden ------------ Muslim 5%
The Netherlands - Muslim 5.5%
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:
Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India ------ Muslim 13.4%
Israel ----- Muslim 16%
Kenya ---- Muslim 10%
Russia --- Muslim 15%
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
Bosnia ---- Muslim 40%
Chad ------ Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of nonbelievers of all other religions (including nonconforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
Albania --- Muslim 70%
Malaysia - Muslim 60.4%
Qatar ----- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan ---- Muslim 70%
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is ongoing in:
Egypt -------- Muslim 90%
Indonesia --- Muslim 86.1%
Iran ---------- Muslim 98%
Iraq ---------- Muslim 97%
Jordan ------ Muslim 92%
Pakistan ---- Muslim 97%
Syria -------- Muslim 90%
100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:
Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia - Muslim 100%
Somalia ------- Muslim 100%
Yemen -------- Muslim 100%