Too Often Likud Has Turned Left.
MK Tzipi Hotovely said at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday evening opposing the Prime Minister's announcement of a freeze on Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria, "We're the real voice of the Likud. And a freeze is not the Likud's way."
"Too many times the Likud has turned left and I ask the ministers who swore allegiance to the public regarding further settlement in Yesha – what happened? The cabinet's decision to separate between Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria is a strategic mistake that brought international protests last week on construction in a Jerusalem neighbourhood at the heart of the Israeli consensus. The Israeli people not only understand that withdrawal does not promote peace; they know it endangers the citizens of Israel. The government should not make gestures to the Palestinians, the Palestinians are the ones who should show a willingness for peace gestures."
Head of the Samaria Regional Council, Gershon Mesika, said in response to the freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria that "Netanyahu deceived Israeli voters and must resign… I'm ashamed that the Likud chairman has supported a policy that stands in direct contradiction of the platform under which he was elected. He is thereby choking the settlement enterprise in a way even the most extreme left-wing governments have not done."
Following the cabinet decision to freeze construction in Judea and Samaria, Jewish Leadership Head, Moshe Feiglin, said: "Anyone who supports this move proves he has not learned anything from the crime of the expulsion from Gush Katif. I urge everyone to whom Israel and the future of the state are important to them, to join the Likud in order to replace Netanyahu with a leader that has a God".
PS: Jordanian law prohibits Jews from living in Jordan. In 1954, Jordan passed a law conferring citizenship to all former residents of Palestine - except Jewish ones. Civil Law No. 6 that governed the West Bank under Jordanian occupation, stated: “Any man will be a Jordan subject if he is not Jewish.” (It is time, for the sake of the survival of the Jewish state, to adopt a similar law: “Any person within Eretz-Israel will be an Israeli subject if he/she is not Arab or Muslim.”)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Through the history of humanity the only people who have been systematically abused, persecuted and even exterminated by many host countries of different religious and ethnic background are Jews! In the past Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and now Iran and Syria do not allow Jews to leave hostile and hazardous environments. Even the Spanish Inquisition was not so cruel!
It will be Never Enough! The Palestinian Authority recently immediately dismissed Israel’s offer to stop Jewish construction in Judea/Samaria for 10 months. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas released a statement saying that the freeze in Judea and Samaria was inadequate because it did not include Jerusalem. (Have they ever stopped terror against Jews? Have they recognized the right of Israel to exist? Israel must end this ‘peace process’ charade! Arab terrorists want it all – Israel without Jews!)
Sanctions Against Jews are Racist. A Legal Forum for Israel said in reaction to the planned Israeli government restrictions on Jewish construction in Yesha that the move reminds the group of darker periods in the history of the Jewish people. "The Israeli government’s policy of racial discrimination is wrong, ugly and contrary to both simple morality and the law… this is a mortal blow to the fundamental rights of the residents of Judea and Samaria. This is blow to their property rights, to human dignity, their liberty and more.” said Nachie Eyal. The group also reminded the Prime Minister that the retreat from Gaza led to the establishment of an Islamic regime there, as well as to the Second Lebanese War and the Cast Lead operation.
That is What the “War Crime” Noise all About! Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hamad told reporters that the Goldstone report, which was endorsed recently by the United Nations General Assembly, will prevent Israel from launching any more military operations in Gaza. Hamad is also working out an agreement with other armed groups not to fire any more rockets at Israel. "We are not preventing the resistance by any means," Hamad said "However, we are making sure that every move is coordinated through agreement between the groups.” (Through diplomatic manoeuvring, with the help of international Israel-bashers, Hamas and Fatah are hoping to paralyse Israel’s will for self-defence.)
Quote of the Week: “The Arabic name for Jerusalem is "el-KuDS" (or Al-Quds), which is abbreviation for another Arabic name used for Jerusalem until the last century, "bet el-maKDeS". Under the Arab rule, in the 10th century Jerusalem was always called "bet el maKDeS". The name "BeT el-MaKDeS" is a translation of the Aramaic and Hebrew "BeiT ha-MiKDaSH", which means Temple. But Islam has no Temple, only the Jews did.” - by Rabbi Joseph Katz.
Peace – The Arab Way. The new Lebanese government formed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri will officially endorse the Hizbullah terrorist organization and grant legitimacy to its attacks on Israel.
Austria is Still Ugly anti-Semitism. Young female athletes from Israel's fencing team swept top medals at a 28-nation European tournament held in Austria – but the organizers intentionally did not play the recording of the Israeli national anthem, and the Israeli winners had to sing the anthem on their own. (Germany has repented its sins of the past, but Austria, as many other countries, has never admitted the enormous part it had played in the Holocaust and still remains profoundly anti-Semitic!)
Revival of Zionism in the IDF? Combat soldiers in the Nachshon battalion raised an anti-expulsion banner, “Nachshon also does not expel Jews”, on the roof of their base shortly after security forces destroyed two nearby Jewish homes and expelled the families living there. Similar protest action at a swearing-in ceremony last month at the Western Wall resulted in two soldiers being sentenced to 20 days in a military jail and thrown out of combat service.
Red Cross Helps Arab Land-Grab. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), attempting to help Arabs in Samaria to take over a plot of land bordering the Tapuach Junction checkpoint.
Jewish Contribution to the World: A new portable electrochemical battery developed at Haifa's Technion offers users thousands of hours of power for their hearing aids, sensors and, eventually, cellphones, laptop computers and even electric cars. The battery, developed by Professor Yair Ein-Eli of the Technion's materials engineering department, is based on silicon as a fuel that reverts to its original sand.
Another Islamic Export to Israel. A joint team of Border Patrol and IDF forces prevented 40 kilograms of cocaine from being smuggled into Israel two residents of Egypt. (Islamic rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza and heroin is smuggled from Lebanon.)
Scavengers of Israeli Political Left. Meretz faction head MK Ilan Gilon predicts that within two years a new socialist party will arise in Israel to take advantage of the infighting currently plaguing the once dominant Labor party.
President Barack Obama recently warned that time is “running out” for Iran to join international negotiations over its nuclear program. The Islamic Republic, the world’s leading state-sponsor of terror, has been deceiving the international community about its nuclear activities for almost a decade.
• 5,412: Centrifuges Iran is operating for uranium enrichment as of February 2009. Another 125 have been installed but are not currently being used.
• 2.75 kilograms (6.1 lbs): Amount of low-enriched uranium (LEU) Iran was reportedly producing daily as of June 5, 2009. At this rate, Iran would have enough weapons-grade uranium to create two nuclear weapons by February 2010. If all reported 7,052 centrifuges were used, the weapons could be developed as early as mid-December 2009.
• UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions calling for Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program which Iran is currently defying: UNSC resolutions 1696, 1737, 1747 and 1803.
• 3,000: Number of centrifuges IAEA inspectors confirmed the once-secret Qom nuclear facility is capable of housing; enough to produce material for nuclear weapons but unsuitable for the production of fuel for civilian purposes.
Approximately 6 Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey, would also pursue nuclear technology if Iran’s nuclear program continues to develop, initiating a Middle East arms race and destabilizing the entire region. (Nothing had stopped the US administration from fabricating ‘evidence’ against Saddam Hussein’s regime in order to wage an illegal war against Iraq. Why is the overwhelming data against Iran’s nuclear intentions not compelling enough? Why has the United States been restraining Israel’s right for self-defence?)