Israel Eyeing Reoccupation of Sinai

Israeli officials are thinking about reoccupying the Sinai Peninsula because of the growing prospect of infiltration by al-Qaida and other militants such as Hamas, the inability of the Egyptian military to guarantee security and the prospect of a cut-off of vital natural gas supplies flowing through a repeatedly sabotaged pipeline.

Israeli officials already have warned of a heightened terrorist threat from the Sinai. In April, Israeli aircraft attacked a car said to be carrying three Hamas operatives allegedly planning to abduct Israelis there.

Since the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in January, Israel has become increasingly concerned with the security of the Sinai, some 23,000 square miles.

Egyptian authorities also claim they can no longer maintain security in the region. Egyptian police are abandoning their remote stations and checkpoints, which are coming under increased attacks from Bedouin tribesmen in the region. Bedouin tribesmen ransacked numerous abandoned government facilities and have threatened to attack south Sinai oil installations and tourist resorts.

"The Sinai is already known as a lawless land," according to a senior Israeli official. "There is real concern that if the Egyptians don't get the Sinai back under their control, it could develop into a major threat to Israel."

Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak

There was no Lebanon-Israel sea border demarcation dispute until Israel discovered oil and gas in Mediterranean Sea. It proves again that the Arab-Israel conflict is sustained only by greed for oil and traditional anti-Semitism of Jewish traditional ‘friends’.

Arabs Put the PLO´s Phased Plan in Action

US rejected Arab League’s support for PA's UN statehood bid. State department says group's "diplomatic offensive" on plans to ask world body to recognise a Palestinian state along 1967 lines "will not lead to a comprehensive settlement.” (In their attempt to destroy Israel using the Stage plan, Arabs are trying to obtain Jewish land, referring to the UN resolution 242 - which they had rejected at the time!)

Netanyahu is Gutless as Usual

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may have instigated a crisis with his largest coalition partner, Israel Beiteinu, by announcing that he will oppose the establishment of a parliamentary inquiry committee into left-wing and human rights non-governmental organisations. Netanyahu said: "We don't need investigations in the Knesset". Lieberman warns his party will be free to act independently if coalition discipline is not enforced. (Why does the Prime Minister of Israel not want to fight anti-Israel elements?)

Another Stupid War with NO Result

The Libyan war virtually ended on Thursday morning, July 14, when US President Barack Obama called Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to hand Moscow the lead in peace negotiations for Muammar Qaddafi to step down and make way for a transitional administration. He thereby accepted the Russian-Libyan peace formula over NATO's heads.

New Bogus Issue is Pushed by Arabs

Lebanon’s president and foreign minister rebuked Israel for its plan to mark the two countries’ maritime border, vowing to wage a diplomatic offensive to thwart Jerusalem’s efforts to ensure unrestricted access to lucrative natural gas reserves.

Quote of the Week:

“Why are Muslims so powerless? All we do is shout to Allah the whole day - and blame everyone else for our multiple failures!” – Dr. Farrukh Saleem, Pakistani Executive Director of the Center for Research and Security Studies, and Islamabad-based freelance columnist.

Shameful Silence of anti-Jewish History

In December 1941, in Constanta, 767 Jews boarded a boat named the Struma. They planned to travel to Istanbul, apply for visas to Palestine, and then sail to Palestine. The Struma was unsafe and overcrowded. Struma managed to reach Istanbul Harbor only to wait while Turkey, trying to stay ‘neutral’ in the war, deliberated the passengers' fate.

The boat was kept in quarantine in Istanbul's harbor for more than two months. Turkish authorities denied the passengers permission to land without British agreement to their continued journey to Palestine. On February 23, 1942, the Turkish police towed the boat out to sea and abandoned it. The next day, on February 24, the boat sank. Although the cause of the sinking is not definitively known, it is assumed that it was mistakenly torpedoed by a Soviet submarine. Only one passenger, David Stoliar, survived. Over 100 children were killed.

The sinking of the Struma led to widespread international protest against Britain's policy on immigration into Palestine. Jews blamed the British, and particularly Sir Harold McMichael, High Commissioner for Palestine, for this tragedy. (The United Kingdom was the main initiator of the blockade of Jewish immigration from Europe and collaborated with Arabs in the prevention of Jewish return to Palestine, which was designated for the Jewish state by the League of Nations in July 1922. At the same time Arab migration to Palestine was supported and encouraged by British ‘overseers’)

Hidden Ugliness Committed by the Enemies of Jews!

The Germans had made TWO contracts (Rhublee-Wohltat and Haavarra Agreements) with Jewish groups to deport millions of Jews from Europe to Palestine. The 'Leaving' (Deportation) was not stopped by the Germans but the Arabs, who told the British if they continued to send Jews to Palestine, they (Arabs) would cut off the British oil supply. The Brits (who did not need much convincing) BLOCKADED all German attempts to send the Jews to Palestine. (Other countries, including the United States, were active participants in facilitating of the Holocaust atrocity!)