Will Professional Boycotters Retaliate?

by Steven Shamrak

The Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank fired a Christian employee who refused to wear a scarf to cover her hair as part of uniform for female staff. Salameh said that she “refused to wear the partial head cover because it is against my principles,” and is religious coercion. “The bank uniform registered at the trade and industry ministry does not include wearing anything to cover my hair,” she added.

Hijab - traditional Muslim dress - is not required by law in Jordan and not all Muslims, let alone non-Muslims, choose to wear it. Queen Raina of Jordan is frequently seen in public and on TV without a headscarf. She has stressed that all women should have the right to choose whether to adopt hijab.

Just imagine how much news it would create if a Muslim woman was sacked by a Western bank for her religious beliefs! This is a perfect opportunity for Israel’s antagonists to prove that they are not anti-Semites. Will they protest against this act of discrimination and call for boycott of Dubai oil and its banks?

There have been many anti-Israel boycotts instigated in recent history by so-called Palestinian supporters. Those people who have been supporting them have a perfect opportunity now to prove that they are not anti-Semites. Will they start a boycott movement against the Dubai Islamic Bank? Will they exercise the same ferocity and zealousness protesting against Muslim countries, including Palestinian Authorities for discriminating against Christians and other minorities? Will they protest against discrimination and abuse of women? How many Westerners must rot in Islamic prisons of so-called friendly to the West Muslim countries and denied justice in the shadow of deafening silence due to the Western countries’ oil dependency?

Another Proof that Pakistan is not Friend

A Pakistani surgeon, Shakeel Afridi, recruited by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for treason. In addition to his jail sentence, he was fined 320,000 rupees ($3,500). He had worked for years as a surgeon in Khyber, a stronghold of Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters. He was sacked as a government doctor two months ago. (Pakistan, as all are Muslim countries, from Indonesia to North of Africa, is not a friend of Western democracies. How many snubs are required before realising it?)

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

Why are Western democracies allowing immigration of Sunni and Shiite refugees, when there are so many Arab/Muslim Sunni and Shiite dominated states? In Iran or Saudi Arabia they would enjoy familiar culture and language, and would happy living under Sharia Law. Deliberate resettlement of Muslims to Western countries is a planned Islamization of the world!

Something International Archaeology does not Discuss

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 2,700-year-old seal that bears the inscription "Bethlehem," in what experts believe to be the oldest artifact with the name of the ancient Jewish town, Bethlehem. The tiny clay seal's existence and age provide vivid evidence that Bethlehem was not just the name of a fabled biblical town, but also a bustling place of trade linked to the nearby city of Jerusalem, archaeologists said. (International Archaeologies, in fear of reprisal from Muslim countries, do not like to talk about Jewish roots of the Holy Land. Archaeological digs are not allowed or conducted under close government ‘supervision’ in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Syria and Lebanon. Arabs are afraid of proof of their illegitimate claim!)

No Loyalty - No Citizenship!

Jewish students and parents attending the Hebrew University graduation ceremony for students who earned their BA degrees in Social Sciences were shocked when Arab students refused to sing Israel's national anthem. One father of an excited new graduate said: "This is not a single event, but a symptom of a much larger phenomenon in which Israeli Arabs refuse to recognise the Jewish character of the state. We lie to ourselves as a people: they enjoy everything that Israel has to offer, but at the moment of truth they do not identify with the country. If they are unable to sing the anthem, at least stand and show respect." (What would Saudi Arabia do to its citizens in the case like this?)

Knesset Lobby for Annexation of Judea and Samaria

A new Knesset lobby will be formed. The new lobby will call for Israeli law to be applied in Judea and Samaria. The lobby aims to provide a public platform for discussion of various issues relating to annexation of Judea and Samaria, including diplomatic, security-related, financial and demographic concerns.

Another Neglected Issue

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that Israel could be swamped by illegal migrants from Africa. He says if Israel doesn't stop it, then "60,000 infiltrators are liable to become 600,000, and lead to the eradication of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state." More than 50,000 Africans have poured into Israel since 2005, seeking to escape wars and poverty. (Israel has a history of not addressing issues and creating chronic problems!)

PA TV Encourages Violence Against Christians and Jews

A poem was recited during a PA TV children's program. This poem, according to the host of the show, teaches children “responsibility and belonging.” The messages of “responsibility and belonging” in the poem include insulting Christians and Jews, referring to them as “the enemies of destiny” and encouraging violence against them. (Forget about violation of the Oslo Accords, this is the Islamic barbarism in the 21st century!)

Israel Becomes Lab for Electric Car Network

After more than $400 million in outlays and months behind schedule, dozens of electric cars have hit the road in Israel. Drivers can swap their depleted batteries for fully charged ones at a network of stations, receiving a charged one with 100-mile range in five minutes. The concept: to wean the world from oil and eliminate the biggest hurdles to environmentally friendly electric cars - high cost and limited range.

Iran just Wants to Build N-Bomb

Talks in Baghdad were the second round in the latest series between the P5+1 group of world powers and Iran over the Islamic Republic's controversial nuclear programme, with earlier negotiations held in Istanbul last month. An Iranian official said, that "the Western parties want to continue these negotiations at any cost. This is not our position".

Israel Revives Military Option

Israel has withdrawn its pledge to US President Barack Obama not to strike Iran’s nuclear sites before the November presidential election after he rejected its minimal demands for nuclear negotiations with Iran. Obama had rejected Israel’s toned-down demands for Iran to at least to halt high-grade uranium enrichment, export its stocks of material enriched higher than 3.5 percent grade and shut down production at the Fordo nuclear plant near Qom. For six months, the Obama administration tried to sweeten the bitter pill of this rejection by bumping up security aid.

Setting Stage for the Strike

The Republican-led House of Representatives has approved the use of force if Iran threatens the US and its allies with nuclear weapons. "It shall be the policy of the United States to take all necessary measures, including military action if required, to prevent Iran from threatening the United States, its allies or Iran's neighbours with a nuclear weapon."

Regime Change is Objective - Israel May Suffer later

Syrian rebels have received their first “third generation” anti-tank weapons, 9K115-2 Metis-M and Kornet E.  They are supplied by Saudi and Qatari intelligence agencies following a secret message from President Barack Obama upping the military stake in the effort to oust Assad. (Helping Islamic terrorists does not work and creates more problems! CIA trained and supplied weapons to Al Qaida during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan? The US has not learnt its lesson!)

Quote of the Week:

“All the shady characters of the world are at work against us. Rich, servile Jews, dark, fanatic Jewish obscurantists, in combination with the Vatican, with Arab assassins, English imperialist antisemitic reactionaries - in short, all the dogs are howling” - Weizmann - Anti-Semitic bigots, of any shade, just love hating Jews. There is nothing new under the sun!

Torah Doesn't Allow Giving Up Land

by Elad Benari

A senior delegation of the Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) met on Tuesday with Ambassador Andrew Standley, the Head of the European Union in Israel, to present the Torah view on the issue of giving up land to the Arabs.

The rabbis made it clear that the majority of rabbis in Israel and abroad are of the opinion that it is absolutely forbidden, according to Jewish law, to give up an inch of the Promised Land to the Arabs.

The rabbis also cited the halakha in the Jewish Code of Law Chapter 329, that the sanctity of life overrides all other considerations and giving up land has proven more than once that it leads to violence, bloodshed and instability.

“As rabbis we are committed to peace and to promoting peace, but a true and lasting peace, not one that will blow up in our faces before the ink of the agreement has a chance to dry,” they told the ambassador.

Rabbi Avrohom Shmuel Lewin, Director-General of the RCP, asked the ambassador how long the EU will continue the futile exercise of supporting a “territory for peace” formula, which has proven over and over again that it is really “territory for terror.”

“The EU is urging Israel to withdraw to the 1967 borders. We did that in Gaza and what did we get - 10,000 missiles. Do you want that to happen in Judea and Samaria too?” Rabbi Lewin asked Standley.

Rabbi Shlomo Rosenfeld, the Rabbi of Shadmot Mehola in the Jordan Valley, emphasised that it is precisely the EU, representing the European countries where the Holocaust took place, that must bear the responsibility for a secure Israel.

“What is happening today is an extension of the Holocaust,” he told Standley. “The Jewish people are again being made a scapegoat for the lack of world peace while the Palestinian terrorists and murderers are depicted as innocent peace seekers. I want to state in no uncertain terms that the EU’s one sided support of the Palestinian demands is an extension of the Holocaust.”

...Legally, Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria is not occupation, despite the widespread use of the term in this regard, as the land in question was actually illegally occupied by Jordan in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, although it was originally slated to be part of the Jewish homeland.