Palestinian Authority TV news recently chose to feature a Palestinian mother promoting her son's death as a positive goal. Upon learning of her son's death in an Israeli air strike, the mother explained that she had always hoped for her son's Shahada - death as a Martyr - and recommended that other mothers likewise "sacrifice their child for Palestine." "We had always hoped for his (my son's) Martyrdom (Shahada), knowing he wanted to die as a Martyr (Shahid). Every time he went out, we would say to him, 'May Allah be with you.' We knew that he wanted to die as a Martyr. Praise to Allah, he sought Martyrdom, and he achieved it (so do not blame Israel for helping him to achieve his life aspiration). My message to every mother is to sacrifice her child for Palestine."
Second woman: "By Allah, we welcome every Martyr as if he were a groom among us."
Both the Palestinian Authority (Fatah) and Hamas have been promoting actively for years ideas that death has a higher value than life and that Martyrdom death leads to a wedding between the Martyr and the 72 virgins in Paradise.
Palestinian schoolbooks (paid for by Western sponsors) teach children that aspiring to death is better than life: "O heroes, Allah has promised you victory... Your enemies seek life while you seek death. They seek spoils to fill their empty stomachs while you seek a Garden (Paradise) as wide as are the heavens and the earth... Death is not bitter in the mouth of the believers. These drops of blood that gush from your bodies will be transformed tomorrow into blazing red meteors that will fall down upon the heads of your enemies." (Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, p. 16. Schoolbook currently in use in PA schools.)
Amassing Act of Bravery and Defiance in Gaza. A new play has shocked audiences in the Gaza Strip by shouting out what many in the Hamas-ruled territory mutter behind closed doors - that Palestinian politicians are a bunch of crooks! The biting comedy titled “Umbilical Cord” goes after the Islamist Hamas and its secular Fatah rivals, accusing them of ignoring the suffering of their people and selling out to Iran and the United States, respectively.
PA Honouring Terrorists. Before Biden Left: The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday decided temporary to call off a ceremony to name a Ramallah square after Dalal Mughrabi, the female terrorist who led the worst ever terrorist attack in Israel's history. Many Israelis were waiting to see what Biden would do considering that the same day he had very publicly blasted Israel for approving 1,600 more Jewish homes in Jerusalem against the protests of the Palestinians. After Biden Left: Dozens of Palestinian students from the youth division of Fatah, the party led by Mahmoud Abbas, gathered in El Bireh in the West Bank on Thursday to dedicate a public square to the memory of Dalal Mughrab. (There are no ‘massive’ protests from Washington so far - Just silence!)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Have you seen the movie “Exodus” lately? If not, or if it was a long time ago, please do. It will remind you what Zionism is all about. Yes, no doubt, it is Zionist propaganda! But must we believe in Arab propaganda, that Islam is a peaceful religion and Palestine is Muslim or Arab land? Do you really hate yourself so much or are you just self-destructive anti-Semite?
Iran and Syria Nuclear Integration. A North Korean shipment of 45 tons of yellowcake, enough for several nuclear bombs, was on its way to the nuclear plant under construction in northern Syria when it was destroyed by Israel in September 2007. Two years later, the consignment turned up in Iran, attesting to their closely integrated nuclear programs and hidden, undeclared stocks of high-grade nuclear fuel.
Celebrating Jewish Jerusalem. Over 40 percent of Israeli families have been celebrating their sons’ Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall in 2009. Many families from abroad also chose to commemorate the event at the Holy Temple remnant. (This was not allowed when Jerusalem was under Jordanian occupation.)
Any Excuse would Do. The Arab League has held an emergency meeting and decided to withdraw its support for indirect negotiations between Israel and the PA, citing the Israeli approval of the construction of 1,600 housing units in the Jerusalem neighbourhood. (The ‘Peace Game’ show must go on!)
Jews were Most Moral Freedom Fighters. Historian Aryeh Yitzchaki railed against comments earlier this week by MK Ahmed Tibi, who equated the Jewish freedom fighters of the Irgun and Lechi in pre-state days to modern Arab terrorists. Yitzchaki said that the Jews who were hanged for fighting against the British occupiers almost always made sure to spare civilians, exactly the opposite of Arab terrorists (IRA, Basque separatists or Tamil Tigers!) who target women, children, and innocent civilians.
Quote of the Week: “This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs (last time I have checked, Australia is multi-cultural country, but Rudd does not care), or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE” - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, addressing Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law in Australia – It is an Internet HOAX! Although it would be a dissent act if he or any international hypocrite actually said it. It is time for the Prime Minister of Israel, Jewish state, to say the same, replacing “our Christian beliefs” with “Our Jewish beliefs”!
What about Gesture toward Israel? The heads of most Knesset factions directed a plea to US Vice President Joe Biden to free Jonathan Pollard, a man convicted of spying for Israel who is currently serving his 25th year of a life sentence. “Jonathan, who expressed remorse for his actions, received the harshest punishment, even compared to other people in the US who were punished for the same crime. The accepted punishment for this type of crime is just 2 to 4 years." (Even Soviet spies were not treated so severely during the Cold War!)
Terrorist Promoted to General. Palestinian Authority Chairman Machmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) promoted a terrorist to the rank of Major General. Mahmoud Damra is the terrorist responsible for the murder Sarah Lisha, Binyamin and Talia Kahane, Aish-Kodesh Gilmore and many other Jews.
Spirit of Zion. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics the Jewish population in Judea and Samaria grew from 290,400 on December 31, 2008, to 301,200 at the end of 2009. These numbers do not include Jews living in East Jerusalem, which is integral part of Israel, but are often included in statistics compiled by the international community.
UN Condemns Israel Again. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed condemnation for Israel’s plan to build homes in Jerusalem, saying the construction would undermines “any movement towards a viable peace process.” (What “viable peace process”? There is no positive movement and Arabs do not want it!)
Hypocrisy of the Headlines.
“Biden: Palestinians deserve 'viable' independent state with contiguous territory...” – What did they do to “deserve” Jewish land? And where did he study geography? The only “contiguous territory” so-called Palestinians can move to is the Sinai! These are not the words of an honest broker.
EU Never Firm with Enemies of Israel. The EU must be firm in its opposition to the Israeli government's decision to approve the construction of new homes for Jewish settlers in east Jerusalem, Spain's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said on Thursday. We must be very demanding on this issue, he told a parliamentary commission. (Isn’t it time to form an EU parliamentary commission to investigate the involvement of ‘Palestinians’ and Arabs generally in terrorism, human rights abuse, drug trafficking and violation of the Oslo Accord?)
Former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton warned Sunday that Israel has just two choices: a strike aimed at Iran's nuclear facilities, or a nuclear Iran.
"We know about the facilities... We know where they are,” Bolton said of Iran's nuclear program. “I think they are susceptible to an Israeli attack.”
The United States will not take action in time to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Israel has limited time to plan its next steps, he said. “If Israel is going to use force, it needs to do it sooner rather than later”
A secret intelligence dossier currently being reviewed by US, Israeli, German, and Austrian governments reveals secret Iranian tests and hierarchies of power dedicated to the successful development of a nuclear bomb, and predicts that Iran will have a primitive nuclear bomb by year's end.
Despite the severity of the situation, the international community is still undecided on sanctions of Iran. China and Russia are likely try to block sanctions, as it currently holds billions of dollars in energy deals with the country.
Fake Sanctions have Failed – Time to Strike! Obama's engagement strategy against Tehran's nuclear armament has failed. From February, Tehran will be able to build a nuclear device if it so chooses. Israel must decide by May whether or not to take up its military option for knocking out Iran's nuclear installations. (source debka.com) (The destruction of nuclear installations must coincide with attacks on the major military and governing bodies of Iran. This would give the Iranian people a fighting chance to remove the despotic regime!)
Another Threat of War from Iran. Iran's firebrand president on Thursday took another swipe at Israel while threatening to "cut off the hands" of foreign military forces in the Persian Gulf, Ynetnews reports. "Whether Israel wants it or not, with Allah's help, this regime will be annihilated... Another war or more aggression will not save you (Israel)."