Thoughts of an Israeli Christian Arab.
by Solly Ganor
I had conversation with an Israeli Arab construction boss by the unlikely name of Francis who was in charge of building a villa near our house in Herzelia. He told me:
"Your bungling war against a few thousand Hezbollah fighters which you should have crushed no matter what, considering the importance of the outcome, has created a completely new situation, not only for this area, but globally. Your inept leadership totally misunderstood the importance of winning this war."
"The Americans, the Europeans, and even you Israelis really don't know what it is all about, do you? During the last generation hundreds of thousands of children have been taught all over the Moslem world in Madrass schools to become martyrs for Allah in order to kill the infidels. These youngsters not only are ready to do it, but are actually in the process of doing it. Bombs are going off all over the world killing and maiming thousands of people, not only on 9/11 in the US, in London Madrid and Bali, but in Africa, India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and many other places. The first signs of the Islamic Tsunami is already here, but the West doesn't understand, or doesn't want to understand what is coming."
"Now is the time to stop them, not only because they are developing nuclear bombs, but because Iran has become the base for all Islamic terrorist. They supply money, men, and weapons to Islamic terrorist around the world, quite often through their diplomatic mail. Billions of petro-dollars that are pouring into Iran are being funnelled into terrorist organizations world-wide. They believe, and perhaps rightly so, that the West will do nothing to stop them in achieving their goals."
"Well, you Israelis, should better prepare yourself for another round against Hezbollah. It will not be long in coming. It depends on the Iranians to give the word. This time you will have to destroy Hezbollah no matter what the cost may be." (If only Jews and the Israeli government would listen!)
Policy of Defeat.
The IDF announced Saturday it will reopen the Karni crossing even as terrorists in Gaza continue their attacks on Israel.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert continues to add concessions to the Palestinian Authority, this time granting amnesty to 110 PA terrorists.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
“Israel does not apologize!” – One of many lame justifications from ‘nice’ Israel-haters I have received. Do we hear apologies from UK or Spain for deporting Jews or for Turkey’s genocide of Armenians? Have any Arab/Muslim countries apologized for supporting terror? Dear anti-Semites, please, do not preach humanity and morality to the Jews, look in the mirror first!
One Sane Politician in America. American Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has bucked the party line of successive US administrations and come out against the establishment of a Palestinian state. "Too much emphasis has been placed on brokering negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians - negotiations that bring up the same issues again and again. It is not in the interest of the United States, at a time when it is being threatened by Islamist terrorists, to assist the creation of another state that will support terrorism." (For Israel, there is never a good time for the idea of another Arab state on Jewish land! But still “at a time”?)
Gaza a Major Threat to Israel. Senior Israeli military officials say the government ignored their warnings of what would happen to Gaza following the 2005 withdrawal. Hamas is believed to have at least 13,000 men under arms in Gaza. The force has been trained by Hizballah and Iranians. The group has also reportedly moved a huge quantity of advanced weapons and high-grade explosives into Gaza since Israel surrendered control of the strip, including Katyusha rockets, advanced anti-tank missiles and shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles.
Fight of Mad Dogs. PA media are reporting clashes between Hamas and the Doghmush clan in Gaza City's al-Sabra neighbourhood. The powerful clan, which held journalist Alan Johnston, was hired out as mercenaries by both Fatah and Hamas, but has resisted Hamas efforts to disarm it.
Stupidity Unlimited Co. IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi elicited enthusiastic applause from a largely Druze audience week ago when he told the crowd that in the next life, he wants to be a Druze. (What a stupid thing to be said by a Jew! It seems the current Israeli officials are breaking all limits of self-hate and stupidity.)
Quote of the Week:
“…even the most virulent of Israel's critics cannot blame the current barbarism in Gaza on the Jews. After all, the Israelis withdrew, didn't they?” – by Andrew Sullivan. “The Sunday Times”.
Two Out of Every 1,000 are Jews. The number of Jews in the world has remained steady at about 13 million for a long time, but Jews today represent only two out of every 1,000 people in the world, compared to 3.5 out of every 1,000 in 1970, 4.7 out of 1,000 in 1945, and 7.5 out of 1,000 in 1938. Israel is home to 5.4 million Jews. Last year it became the world's largest Jewish community, passing the U.S. with its estimated 5.3 million Jews. (Assimilation, Christian evangelic assault, anti-Israel propaganda, national apathy and basic lack of understanding of what Jewishness means, nationhood – not just religion, is tearing our people apart!)
Arafat's Doctor: His Blood had HIV. Late PA chairman Yasser Arafat's blood contained the deadly HIV virus, Arafat's personal physician, Dr. Ashraf al-Kurdi, told Jordanian media over the weekend.
Another Delusional. Tony Blair stepped into his new position as Quartet Middle East envoy with hopes and dreams: "Just imagine for a moment if this process were moving forward again, just think how much hope there would be." (Only affirmative and decisive action by Israel against her enemies can end the conflict!)
Is India a New Partner? India will launch Israeli spy satellite called TechSar, weighing about 260 kg. It is likely that some of the secret images will be made available to India. The Indian Space Research Organisation are tight-lipped about the nature of the mission.
Solar Power for Italy. An Israel-based electric company has completed construction of Italy's first solar power station. The 50-kilowatt plant is part of an order for a nationwide network of solar power stations, to be completed in five years.
by Sivani, (Israeli girl from MySpace)
Racist ideologies use the differences between peoples, such as race, religion, gender, economic status, etc., as an excuse to oppress, discriminate, and deprive people of their natural and most basic rights. Zionism, on the other hand, sought and gained for the Jewish people the ability to rule themselves, which is a basic right shared by every nation. In the Diaspora, Jews where either oppressed by others or depended on the whims of the majority in the countries where they lived. The whims often turned into persecutions and pogroms.
The accusation that Zionism is racism is motivated by a simple reasoning: After the Holocaust, it became unacceptable and ineffective to call Jews a subhuman race. In the face of those horrors traditional anti-Semitism was seen as barbaric and primitive.
Present day anti-Semites (a k a anti-Zionists) are trying to stick to the state of Israel the false accusations of "Racism", "Apartheid" and "ethnic cleansing" in order to deny Jews their inherit and most basic right for self-rule and self-determination, the right of every nation to be free.
Not all criticisms of Israel are anti-Semitism, but anti-Zionism denies basic rights to Jews. Anti-Zionists commit an act of discrimination – Racism!