What about Violence Against Jews?

by Gil Ronen

Nationalist human rights groups see hypocrisy in the public attacks on Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, who used his rifle to strike an anarchist Saturday.

"Relying upon the video segments selected by the anarchists is a gift to the rioters and a stab in the back of IDF soldiers who have to face gangs of criminals or neo-Nazis," the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel said.

"The state of Israel's central problem is not the reaction by the Deputy Brigade Commander after he was attacked," it said, "but the fact that the legal authorities allow the rioters to run amok and create mayhem unimpeded."

The Forum added that the same state that placed large police forces at Ben Gurion Airport to block an anti-Israel "flytilla" ignores the anarchists who are already inside Israel, and does not understand that they are violent.

Orit Strook of the Human Rights in Yesha NGO said that "for every video of an officer's violence toward an anarchist, I can bring ten videos of police who were no less violent toward Jews, but the disciplinary and legal measures against them take place at a snail's pace."

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

Solders suffer less from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) when they fight just wars with clear objectives. Most of the current wars - “On Terror”, Afghanistan, Iraq, as well as Palestinian terror against Israel - are waged to maintain the status quo, not to end endless terror and defeat the enemy!

PA Snubbed Talk Offer

Israel's latest offer for direct peace talks has been spurned by the PA. A spokesman for PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who also said that Abbas is ready for talks only if Israel halts settlement construction and accepts its 1967 boundaries as the basis for negotiations. Netanyahu suggested starting fresh direct talks between the two sides without any preconditions. It followed an appeal by the Mideast Quartet - a group made up of the US, the UN, the EU and Russia - to resume talks which broke down in late 2010. (There is no point talking to Arab terrorists. Israel needs to pursue its own Jewish national agenda, otherwise the Arabs will achieve theirs!)

Ambiguity or Idiot is Talking Again?

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday his country has never promised the United States it would hold off from attacking Iran while nuclear talks were taking place. The comments, in which Barak said that a diplomatic push to reach a compromise with Iran was a waste of "precious time," further exposed a rift between Israel and the U.S. over how to deal with Iran and its nuclear program.

In a Spirit of Peace and Co-operation

The governor of Bethlehem, Abdul-Fattah Hamayil, gave orders to enforce the ban and monitor all agricultural imports. The ban is only the latest in a series of bans on Israeli goods in PA-administered enclaves. (Israel needs to impose an embargo  of  all services to PA. Why not? The USA has done it to Cuba!)

Obama’s Secret Dealings with Iran

Israeli official sources now suspect that in their secret contacts, the US has granted Iran far-reaching concessions on its nuclear program - more than Israel would find acceptable. The formal talks in Istanbul and in Baghdad on May 23 are seen as nothing but a device to screen the real business the US and Iran have already contracted on the quiet. Behind the show biz of Istanbul the US and Iran had reached secret agreements in clandestine bilateral contacts channeled through Paris and Vienna.

Seven Firebombs on Jewish Homes

A terrorist hurled seven firebombs at Jewish homes in Maaleh HaZeitim, on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives. He was carrying ten firebombs and managed to throw seven of them at ground floor apartments in the compound.

What is Your Bottom Line for Iran?

Notwithstanding the hugs and personal friendship, Israel’s Defence Minister Ehud Barak arrived in Washington Thursday April 19 to tax his host, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, with tough questions about the administration’s dialogue with Iran. They followed the lines of, “What’s going on? Is there a deal? Don’t tell me what you have settled with the Iranians, just your minimal demands, your bottom line.” The questions reflected Israel’s concern at being kept in the dark about US-Iranian back-track negotiations and American concessions.

Soldiers Back Commander

More than 80 IDF soldiers and reservists signed a petition of support for a military commander who was filmed in a physical altercation with a Danish anti-Israel activist. The incident happened on Saturday when a group of foreign and Arab cyclists sought to block a main road near Jericho to protest Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria. The altercation came at the end of nearly two hours of heated confrontation between protesters and soldiers. The video of the incident uploaded to the internet was clearly edited in such a way as to cast Eisner in the worst possible light. (Israel has enough enemies within. Anti-Semites, who are hiding behind ‘support’ for so-called Palestinians, must not be allowed into the country and/or jailed when they break Israel’s laws!)

Beware of Fake Friendship!

India has, for the first time in its history, penalized a foreign defence vendor, Israel’s Military Industries (IMI), for alleged breach of contract and confiscated its $70 million guarantee - alone of the five defence vendors recommended to be blacklisted for alleged involvement in graft. An IMI dossier was filed with the Indian authorities countering the charge. India is strongly suspected in Jerusalem of cooling its defence relations with Israel to line up with Tehran and Moscow and their refusal to join sanctions against Iran. (Israel must be very wary, as Jews through the history have, of so-called friends who are ready to stab them in the back at any time!)

PA Does Not Want Peace - Negotiation Game Must End

PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad pulled out of a planned meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netayahu. Fayyad and Netanyahu were scheduled to meet Tuesday evening in what the PA portrayed as "a last-ditch effort to salvage peace talks" before the US election season. The move scuttled what was set to be the highest-level talks between Israeli and PA officials in nearly two years.

Hamas Executions 'Unlawful'

The UN human rights office on Friday charged that three men sentenced to death in Hamas-run Gaza, approved by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, were executed unlawfully. At least 18 men have been executed in Gaza since Hamas seized power in the coastal enclave in a bloody 2007 putsch. However, human rights activists in Gaza say those figures only represent official executions, not the full range of human rights violations perpetrated by Hamas. Hamas has routinely incarcerated, kidnapped, maimed and tortured dissidents and political rivals in Gaza over the past five years. (At the same time a former correspondent with the BBC, known for his criticism of Israel, has compared Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Norwegian mass murderer. Anti-Semites will never change their hateful way)

Quote of the Week:

“We say load and clear: The struggle for Palestine is not a political struggle. It is a purely ideological struggle. It is a clear religious struggle between Islam and Zionism… We cannot possible accept (Al Aqsa) remaining under the control of those whom Allah described as a bunch of apes and pigs, the scholars of whom Allah described as asses carrying books, or as a dog that pants when you beat it and pants when you don’t.” - Khan Yunis, Gaza, a Hamas preacher, as aired on Al Aqsa TV on February 24 - This is not an opinion of one misguided idiot, but the ideological standing of all of them - Hamas, Fatah and of all the Arab/Muslim world. The fool has just stated it loud and clear, as many before him! Jews need to learn to take control of their own destiny!

Who are the Palestinians?

Extracts from: “Bosnia - Motherland of Palestinians" by Manfred R. Lehmann and Palestinians ‘Peoplehood’ Based on a Big Lie” by Eli E. Hertz.

Arab Palestinian nationality (which was officially forged in 1964) is an entity defined by its opposition to Zionism (the Jewish national liberation movement) and not by its national aspirations.

Like a mantra, Arabs repeatedly claim that the Palestinians are a native people of Israel. The concept of a ‘Stateless Palestinian people’ is not based on fact. It is a fabrication! The following is a chronology of an ethnic make up of so-called Palestinians and their origin.

During Ottoman Empire.

Until the Jews began returning to the Land of Israel in increasing numbers from the late 19th century, the area called Palestine was a God-forsaken backwash that was controlled by the Ottoman Empire.

1880-84 Turkish government settles Muslim Cherkesians refugees in the Golan to ward off Bedouin robbers. Other settlers in the area include Sudanese, Algerians, Kurds...

In 1878, an Ottoman law granted lands in Palestine to the Moslem refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Carmel region, in the Galilee and in the Plain of Sharon and in Caesarea. The refugees were further attracted by l2-year tax exemptions and exemption from military service.

The same colonization policy was also directed toward Moslem refugees from Russia - particularly from the Crimea and the Caucasus. They were Cherkesians and Turkmenians - leading to their settling in Abu Gosh, near Jerusalem and in the Golan Heights. Refugees from Algeria and Egypt were also settled in Jaffa, Gaza, Jericho and the Golan.

British Mandate: 1917-1947

1923 Having discovered the Golan lacks oil but that the Mosul area in northern Syria is rich in oil, the British cede the Golan to France in exchange for Mosul. At the same time the Trans-Jordan was ceded from Palestinian mandate as well and Egypt was given control of Sinai, British and France gain control of Suetz canal. (82% of Jewish land was sacrificed in the process!)

In 1934 alone, 30,000 Syrian Arabs from the Hauran moved across the northern frontier into Mandate Palestine, attracted by work in and around the newly built British port and the construction of other infrastructure projects. They even dubbed Haifa Um el-Amal (‘the city of work’).

The Ottoman Turks’ census (1882) recorded only 141,000 Muslims in the Palestine. The British census in 1922 reported 650,000 Muslims.