WHILE TRUMP was FAKING PEACE!
- Two Arab terrorists attempted to kill Israeli security personnel. One attacker attempted to stab Israeli security personnel in the Jerusalem Arab suburb of Abu Dis on at around 4 pm. Another terrorist also tried to carry out a stabbing near the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim. Security personnel opened fire in response to the threat, killing the terrorist in the process
- Massive Arab stone throwing on the on the Husan Bypass Road in Gush Etzion 1 person was injured lightly, on Monday afternoon. The driver managed to drive on to Beitar to seek medical attention.
- A rocket was fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula at southern Israel on Tuesday morning. The rocket appeared to explode midair and fall in open territory.
- A police officer was stabbed in Netanya on Tuesday. The policeman was in light condition, while the attacker was in moderate condition.
- Palestinian minor from Bethlehem charged Border Police officers with a knife at a checkpoint near Abu Dis on the outskirts of Jerusalem as President Trump visited the city.
- Arab rioters on Monday set fire to the study hall and burned down yeshiva in the Homesh community in the northern Samaria hills. The arson took place in support of the terrorist prisoners’ hunger strike. (NO INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE! There are many more acts of terror that were committed by so-called Palestinians during president Trump’s visit. As usual, they are either under reported or omitted even by the Israeli press!)
US President Donald Trump ended his 28-hour trip to Israel extolling the prospects of Israeli-Palestinian peace but leaving no clear indication of how he plans to help bring it closer. Also, he made no mention in seven public appearances in Israel of a Palestinian state, a two-state solution or settlements, quite refreshing break from Trump’s predecessor – the president also made no mention of his campaign pledge to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (As always, it is up to Israel to determine the future of the Jewish people and Jewish state, and take appropriate and decisive action. Israel must not wait or rely on others, even as friendly as president Trump!)
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's actions during the visit of US President Donald Trump to Israel. "We will not give up Judea and Samaria," she explained. "Jerusalem is indivisible! ...Jerusalem is united, nobody (in Israel) has any intention to change that."
FOOD for THOUGHT by Steven Shamrak
When Israel was under intensive Islamic terrorist attacks committed by so-called Palestinians the international community was silent and indifferent. There were no extensive analysis of the terror Jews in Israel were subjected to, just all sort of justifications was coming from international anti-Semites of all shades! Israel has been warning the West about upcoming Islamic terrorism evil. They have ignored it and still are playing the ‘denial’ game!
A Hamas Islamist terrorist blew himself up outside a nightclub on the beachfront in Tel-Aviv, Israel, killing 21 Israelis, 16 of them teenagers! (NOW THEY ARE ATTACKING YOU! When people in Europe and North America are killed by terrorists, it's covered as a big deal. When Jews in Israel are murdered the world treats it as if Jews just deserve it.)
More than a thousand Jews ascended the Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day to mark the 50th anniversary of the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War in 1967, setting a new record for the number of Jews on the Temple Mount at any one time since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE.
The UK, France, Germany and other EU states voted today for a UN resolution, co-sponsored by the Arab group of states and the PA delegation that singled out Israel at the annual assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) as the only violator of “mental, physical and environmental health,” and commissioned a WHO delegation to investigate.
Israel has reduced supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip to three hours a day after the Palestinian Authority said it would not foot all of the bill. For the last few months the PA has cut electricity to Gaza, as it seeks to regain control of the area, a decade after Hamas ousted Fatah from the Strip in a bloody coup.
A bipartisan group of US congressmen called on President Donald Trump to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as the deadline for him to make a decision is looming. “The American Embassy belongs in the Jewish capital of Jerusalem,” Congressional Israel Allies Caucus co-chairman Rep. Eliot Engel (D-New York) said. “It does not take a national security expert to know that the Kotel, the Western Wall, is in Israel. I know that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, the undivided capital of Israel, because when I visited the prime minister, the Supreme Court, the Knesset, the very institutions of Israeli democracy, we meet in Jerusalem.” The deadline for Trump to decide whether to sign a waiver, overriding a 1995 law requiring the US embassy to be moved to Jerusalem, is June 1.
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas told US President Donald Trump that he fights terror and its “hateful ideology”, but he hid from the American president that in that one month, the Palestinian Authority and Fatah honored: 14 suicide bombers and other murderers, 16 bomb builders and planners of terror attacks, and 14 terrorists involved in terror attacks.
The Czech Parliament approved the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Jerusalem Day celebrating the 50th anniversary of the city's unification under Israeli sovereignty. The Czech parliament also passed a resolution condemning UNESCO’s decisions against Israel.
Jerusalem Liberation Day, when, as the Ma’an news agency described it, “Hundreds of settlers have inundated since Wednesday morning the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Old City of Jerusalem and the Al-Buraq Wall, amid calls for the golden jubilee of Jerusalem Day …and for ascension to the Temple Mount.” To clarify, by “stormed the square” the news agency refers to Israeli visitors carefully walking around the Temple Mount perimeter, so as not to step on a sacred stone without having been cleansed by the ashes of a red heifer.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman praised the new U.S. administration following President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel, but said that the president’s praise for Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas as a peace partner was not accurate. “The Palestinians were supposed to have held elections in 2010, but Abu Mazen doesn’t rule Gaza. So even if he signed an agreement with us, any Palestinian leader that came after him could come along and say, ‘I’m not bound by what Abu Mazen signed.’” Liberman noted that for 24 years, a long list of Israeli leaders – Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, Ariel Sharon and Tzipi Livni – have tried to make progress on a peace process with the Palestinian Authority, all to no avail.
Quote of the Week:
“My Zionism is not found on top of a flag pole, but in the roots I planted and my love for my dysfunctional tribe.” – a FaceBook posting
by Moshe Dann
Israel has done everything that it can to promote a second Arab Palestinian state (after Jordan), except self-destruct.
It signed the Oslo Accords and withdrew from much of Judea and Samaria, all of the major Arab population centers, and all of the Gaza Strip, removing 8,500 Jewish citizens from their homes. It promotes and funds the Palestinian Authority, despite official PA incitement against Israel and Jews, support for terrorism, and collaboration with Hamas.
It was not enough, not even to convince Palestinians to continue negotiations, or stop incitement. And, as PA leaders have made clear, it will never be enough until Israel agrees to all of its conditions. Despite this reality, the international community and even some Israeli politicians insist on “the two-state solution,” as if the dangers posed by a Palestinian state do not exist...
Although some thought that a peaceful settlement was possible when Israel signed the Oslo accords and agreed to Palestinian self-rule, those illusions were shattered by Arab violence and terrorism. After 24 years of failed efforts and delusional policies, and now regional chaos, the Israeli government must consider more realistic alternatives that serve its national interests.
Arguing for recognized and defensible borders is important, but begs the larger question: To whom does Judea and Samaria belong?..
Israeli leaders, on the other hand, propose no alternative to a “two-state solution.” At best, they insist on keeping three large settlement blocs and Jerusalem as a united city and retaining control of the Jordan Valley. Not only is this unacceptable to Arab and Palestinian leaders, it is also wildly unrealistic. No Israeli government would consider further withdrawals from Area C in Judea and Samaria...
The more Israel clings to plans for a Palestinian state that include most of Judea and Samaria, the more it undermines its legitimate claims and weakens its diplomatic position and assertion of sovereignty. (over all Jewish land!) ...dancing with someone who wants to trip you makes no sense!