by Time of Israel Staff
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the site of a deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv Saturday evening, vowing to “dramatically increase” police enforcement in Arab towns throughout the country and to root out pockets of lawlessness and incitement in Israel’s Arab communities.
"We will dramatically increase law enforcement services in the Arab sector,” he said. “We will open new police stations, recruit more police officers, go into all the towns and demand of everyone loyalty to the laws of the state.” (Arab Israelis enjoy the benefits of living in the only democracy in the Middle East, but will never be loyal to the Jewish state!)
While he acknowledged and expressed satisfaction with Arab leaders’ condemnation of the killings, he said this was not enough. “We all know there is wild incitement by radical Islam in the Arab sector,” he said. “Incitement in mosques, incitement in the education system, incitement in social media. (There is no so-called radical Arab sector in Israel - it is the main street hate for Jews and contempt for Israel's existence most Arabs in Israel share! To remove enemy population from Eretz-Israel is the only way to bring peace to Jewish land!)
My Family is Palestinian!
by Daniel Krygier (FaceBook posting)
I have been told that the world is pro-Palestinian. However, my family is widely hated despite its deep roots in Palestine. My family was responsible for bringing electricity to Palestine by establishing the Palestine Electric Company in 1923. One family member founded the Palestine Post in 1932 as the largest English-speaking paper in the country. Another relative founded the Palestine Orchestra in 1936 to fill the air of Palestine with music. My great grandfather fought in the Palestine Regiment alongside the British during World War 2.
However, one day an Egyptian war criminal named Yasser Arafat stole my family’s name Palestine in order to steal our home. Thankfully, before the Roman emperor Hadrian named us Palestine, my family's home had other names, which we prefer to use: Judea and Israel.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
I am not against Arabs, Christians, and Muslims. I am just pro-Jewish and support Zionism – the Jewish national independence movement! Israel can easily stop terror and change the future by recognizing and resolving mistakes of the past. Unfortunately, successive governments of Israel, Likud or Avoda, and the Jewish leadership of Diaspora are unwilling to change their inept, self-centred and apathetic way!
A Zionist activist, Mordechai Meier (18), was released from administrative detention and isolation, after sitting in jail for 5 months. Meier was placed in administrative detention in August under orders from Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. He was kept in jail without trial based on faulty information supplied by the Shabak. (The government of Israel is deliberately using the security apparatus and legal system as an intimidation tool against Jewish patriots!)
Hundreds of masked and armed terrorists from Hamas's Al-Qassam Brigades "military wing" took part in a terrorist funeral. The occasion was the funeral of Mohammed Saeed Ali, whose body was recently returned by Israel despite security cabinet decisions calling not to return the bodies of terrorists as a deterrent measure. (Where were the IDF, Shabak and police? Just imagine what would be the Israeli government response if Zionist Jews came out on the streets of Tel Aviv armed like that! Who is in charge of Israel’s security? This is another proof that only removal of the enemy population from Jewish land will stop terror!)
A United Nations special investigator into alleged Israeli human rights abuses in the PA controlled territories resigned citing Israel’s two-year refusal to grant him a visa to Judea and Samaria so he could see the situation first-hand. (Israel is the only country for which the UNHRC has assigned a permanent special investigator.)
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will serve less than one year, in a specially constructed bloc with TVs in each room, and wear civilian clothes.
He had been sentenced to six years in jail for two bribery charges, but Olmert is expected to serve under 12 months in jail, assuming a third of his sentence is knocked off for good behavior (and he will get it. During the investigation Olmert has not been put in administrative detention as many Zionists have!)
Officials in the ancient tourist attraction of Petra strengthen laws to stop any chance of selling land to any Jews – not just Israeli ones. While the current Jordanian law already states that "it is impermissible for foreign persons or corporate entities that do not hold an Arab nationality to purchase, lease, or own directly or indirectly any immovable property in the kingdom," it appears Jordan is "still nervous that Jews might want to buy land in their country, especially in Petra which they are frightened will be taken over by Jews.” (Sometimes Israel must learn from its enemies.)
President Obama vowed in 2013 to cut back on spying on US allies, but in the interests of negotiating his (anti-Israel) Iran nuclear deal the White House instructed NSA listen in on conversations between Israeli leaders and US lawmakers. (Only Israel is not allowed to!)
If elections were held today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would not have been able to form a government, as his current coalition will drop from 61 Knesset seats to only 57.
Who is Doing the Burning?
A total of 804 vehicles were set aflame in all of France on New Year's Eve, a 14.5 per cent decrease from the previous year. The 2014-2015 celebrations saw 940 cars burned. Burning automobiles as a way to ring in the New Year has grown into a trend in recent years, with mostly young men using it as a form of protest. (It looks like an Islamic trend, but the press and French politicians are silent about it!)
Muslim scholar gets 1 year in jail for warning Islam is moving 'far backwards,' with influential Islamic center claiming he 'insulted.' An Egyptian court has reduced the jail term for a Muslim scholar convicted of "insulting Islam" on his television show from five years to one. That came as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has repeatedly urged reforms in interpretation of the faith.
The world’s first molecular sensor that scans the chemical makeup of materials and sends the information directly to a smartphone was invented in Israel. For example, during grocery shopping, SCiO can be used to detect the amount of sugar in a piece of fruit or check to see if an avocado is ripe or not. It can verify the level of fat content in cheese.
The Vatican's first accord with the Palestinians has come into force, the Holy See announced a week ago. The accord was signed in June, just over two years after the Roman Catholic Church recognized "Palestine" as a sovereign state in February 2013. (The Vatican is still conducting anti-Semitic discriminatory policy against the Jewish state – the Church has made no attempt to support independence of Tibetan people in fear of Chinese reprisal!)
While battling Israel was once a role restricted to Arab men and boys, the current wave of violence has seen an unprecedented spike in female involvement. And where the few women who did engage in attacks in the past were typically underprivileged females seeking redemption after being rejected by their families, the attackers are now largely ideological, educated women from supportive homes. (Educating Arabs has only produced smarter terrorists!)
A large-scale dairy project will be built at a cost of $150 million in South Sudan, a country whose milk production is very low. The project is being designed for Indian developers and it is expected to integrate several Israeli dairy companies. It is one of the largest on the African continent and is expected to include five dairy farms, each housing some 2,000 cows.
The mountainous quantities of illegal weapons, run-of-the-mill and exotic, in the hands of Israeli Arabs have grown to unmanageable proportions. It is pointless to call on all 1.5 million Arab, Bedouin, Druze and Circassian minority citizens to voluntarily surrender their guns. Almost every individual has at least one shooter. It is time to admit that Israeli Arab gangs have piled up an illicit arsenal big enough to challenge the Israeli army, 90% stolen from the IDF’s own depots.
Quote of the Week:
“The time has come to say Israel is ours. To go from strategic defense to a process of initiating the implementation of Israeli sovereignty over the territories under Israeli control in Judea and Samaria.” – Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett – It is long overdue - but only as the first step toward reunification of all land of Eretz-Israel, as it was defined by the original resolution of the League of Nations! But does he mean it, or just fishing for voters’ support?
by David Israel
Mahmoud Abbas rejected Prime Minister Netanyahu’s talk about the possibility of the collapse of the Palestinian Authority, due to the wave of terror, the PA’s economic crisis, and the political crisis in the Palestinian leadership. “The PA is one of our accomplishments and let nobody dream of its collapse,” Abbas said. (Delusional as always)
Netanyahu told his political-security cabinet that Israel must prepare for the possibility of a PA collapse. “We must prevent as much as possible the collapse of the Palestinian Authority, and at the same time we must prepare for the possibility that it would happen,” Netanyahu said at the end of the cabinet meeting. (The best way is by planning the removal of this terror cancer from Jewish land!)
Abbas made reiterated past threats made by himself and by various other Palestinian officials about ending the Oslo peace accords signed with Israel, most notably the security coordination with Israel…
Since the rumours of his stroke began Abbas has been showing up, to refute the rumours of his illness, in public as often as possible. At 80, in poor health, with a lame duck president in the White House and a world that has lost interest in the relatively harmless Palestinian-Israeli conflict (when compared with the ISIS menace, for instance), Abbas appears more depressed than angry, more desperate than hopeful.