Israel Remains Alone
by Jay Shapiro
When it comes to Israel, the world has a hard time understanding who is committing cruel terror and who is defending himself.
The fact that Israel protects itself and its people from attempts to murder and destroy is considered criminal by our enemies and sometimes even by our friends.
Israel must maintain its independence and not be dependent on the grace of any other country. In moments of crisis, it becomes clear that only the people of Israel will be able to defend themselves and also face false propaganda against the State of Israel.
Irrespectively who was actually responsible for Shireen Abu Aqlah’s death, all international Anti-Semites immediately blamed Israel!
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that the PA is preventing an inquiry into the death of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin. She could have died from the indiscriminate shooting by the Palestinians terrorists.
Israel offered to conduct a joint investigation into the tragic incident. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the PA will conduct its own investigation and refused Israel’s suggestion.
Israel requested to be allowed to examine the bullet that killed the journalist in order to determine whether it was shot from an IDF weapon or from a gun used by the terrorists in the camp (I am sure the bullet will be ‘lost’ soon.)
“On Friday, about 300 rioters arrived at Saint Joseph hospital in Jerusalem and prevented the family members from loading the coffin onto the hearse to travel to the cemetery – as had been planned and coordinated with the family in advance. Instead, the mob threatened the driver of the hearse and then proceeded to carry the coffin on an unplanned procession to the cemetery by foot.”
While the Israel Police had taken action before the funeral in an attempt to prevent clashes, hundreds of Arabs gathered at the funeral, shouted calls of incitement and later also threw rocks the police officers, who were forced to take action to disperse the rioters.
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the European Union condemned Israeli police’s use of force against mourners at the funeral (Not knowing or caring about facts, the traditional anti-Semites, as usual, has condemned the Jewish state.)
The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land condemned the police beating of mourners (terrorists) carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. (He and most Church leaders are always silent, and never condemn ‘peace-loving’ Islamic terrorists when they kill Jews in Israel. Enemies of Israel are also hate Christians, but hate for Jews is still strong among Christians. They do not even protest when their brothers and systers are killed by our common enemies!)
Neither the United Arab Emirates, nor Saudi Arabia have commented on the incident while statements issued by the Foreign Ministries of Bahrain and Jordan condemned Abu Akleh’s death, but did not mention Israel by name. (They are not friends of Israel, but know the true nature of the FAKE Palestinians.)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Hamas members and other Palestinian terrorists must be full of joy when IDF kills them. They are fighting the holy war and being killed by infidels is what they really want and desire. It secures their seat at the table with Mohamed in Heaven. That is why they are ready to sacrifice their own lives. Therefore, they must be grateful that Israel helps them, according to the teaching they follow, to reach their highest aspirations.
The Palestinian Authority is refusing to allow an Israeli investigation into the shooting death of Shireen Abu Akleh, and will not turn over the bullet that killed her for an IDF ballistic examination. Despite a preliminary statement on Wednesday from the Palestinian Health Ministry saying that it was unclear who fired the shot that killed Abu Akleh, PA officials blamed Israel. (She was a Christian, but they buried her fast. To hide the evidence?)
The Defense Ministry will advance plans for some 1,000 Palestinian homes in Judea and Samaria. The projects for both the Palestinians and Jews will be located in Area C, where Israel maintains civilian control. Roughly 330,000 Palestinians and 450,000 Israeli settlers live in the 60 percent of the West Bank that makes up Area-C. (Jews are not allowed to build their homes in Area-A, which is controlled by the PA. Why does Israel build homes for the enemies in area under its control?)
A new survey reveals that 75% of Arab citizens are unwilling to support Israel during wartime, and don’t feel loyal to the state. A significant portion of them said they would not defend Israel should it be attacked by a neighbouring Arab country. Twenty-three percent of Arab-Israelis said that in such a scenario, they would support the country attacking Israel. Another 51 percent said they would not choose sides. Only 25 percent of Arabs with Israeli citizenship believe that Jews have a right to sovereignty in Israel. The findings are significant, as Arab-Israeli advocates have argued that accusations that they are a “fifth column” or disloyal to the state are false and discriminatory. (Arab-Israelis and so-called Palestinians have the same hateful attitude toward Israel.)
Two motions of no-confidence initiated by the opposition at the opening of the Knesset’s summer session were defeated. The first measure, led by Likud, failed 61-52, garnering support from the opposition’s predominately Arab Joint List. The second motion, led by Shas, from which the Joint List was absent, was voted down 56-52. Yamina MK Idit Silamn, who left the coalition hanging by a thread when she resigned from it last month, was absent from both votes. (Bibi must step down from politics for Israel to have a good and productive election and to form a true Zionist government.)
A total of 781 rioters were arrested on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the Ramadan unrest. The Public Security Committee, chaired by Knesset member Merav Ben-Ari, said “The holiest place has become the most explosive and dangerous place. There were disturbances at the Temple Mount despite the fact that there were no Jews there,” and international media outlets had provided “distorted” coverage of the events. (Policy of appeasement does not work for Jews – it never did. Israel needs to take full control of the Temple Mount – any sovereign country would have done it a long time ago!)
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, president of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Islamic courts and an adviser on religious affairs to PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said that “the Al-Aqsa Mosque on its entire territory, including the Western Wall, is a pure Islamic sanctuary, and non-Muslims have no right to it.” Habbash added that “the occupied state has no religious, historical or legal legitimacy in the Holy City and is an illegal colonialist occupying power that acts in a way of terror and crime against the Palestinian people and the holy places.” (The intention of our enemies has always been clear, and it is always the same – the destruction of Israel and killing Jews!)
Quote of the Week:
“The penchant for criticizing Israel, whatever it may or may not do, appears to have become a permanent fixation, whether such criticism relates to Israel’s internal policies, governance of the territories and responses to terror attacks. No such fixation exists in regard to any other country. Since its establishment and acceptance into the United Nations as a full-fledged member of the international community, Israel has been denied one of the basic rights guaranteed to all states as set out in the opening articles of the Charter of the United Nations – that of sovereign equality.” – Alan Baker, former ambassador of the state of Israel to Canada
Dear Friends, Adversaries and Disturbed People.
by Steven Shamrak
You might be surprised, but I do like receiving messages from people who disagree with ideas I express, as long as they are able to support their views with facts and intelligibly present them. It gives me an opportunity to revisit my own ‘pre-conceived’ ideas and analyse them from an antagonist’s point of view. While doing so, I have been finding more supporting facts and ideas for the main point I advocate – the right of Jews to the land of Eretz-Israel – that I might not look for otherwise!
Unfortunately, intelligible opposition is very rare and hard to find! Israel bashing has become a common substitute and camouflage of ordinary anti-Semitism, which hardly bothers with facts and common courtesy! At the same time, Jews and Jewish issues have become a magnet for distorted people who thrive on and need attention from others. At least our true adversaries have some political or religious convictions and sometimes, although not often, they respond to common sense.
The necessity for attention is a very common behaviour among people. Modern technology provides them with ‘wonderful’ tools like emailing, instant messaging, chat-rooms, blogs, YouTube etc. There are people who, due to some personal problems, need external attention in order to function and feel good about themselves. Some of them create this source of attention using anti-Semitism as a provocative way of communication. It is a classic case of Psychology101; “Even negative attention is better than none”. They throw baseless, stupid, rude or outrageous ideas or accusations one after another, just to get any response. They do not care about the content of an answer or facts one gives. Often, they do not even mind if you are rude to them. Just the fact that someone is replying to them makes them feel important. This is the gratification they are seeking and need!
The best course of action we can take, for their sake, is to end the pattern of instant gratification by breaking this chain. We have to stop replying to them and starve them of the attention they are seeking. It will, hopefully, help them to recognise the problem and seek professional help! It is the best course of action anyone can take to help another human being, regardless of their political standing.
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