Israel Must Deal with Enemies!
Stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at a bus driver and his family as they entered the eastern Jerusalem neighbourhood of Isawiya. The bus was heavily damaged. "I was looking for a good spot to turn when suddenly they started throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails," the bus driver recounted.
- Homes purchased by Jews in Kfar Shiloach were attacked. The homes were struck by fireworks launched and stones thrown by the attackers.
- A member of the radical left-wing Meretz political party also visited the Jerusalem neighbourhood to talk with the local (presumably Arab) residents, and was attacked by the local residents who stoned her and her car.
Governor of Jenin takes of advantage of Israel entry permit to visit terrorist, Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh, who murdered IDF soldier Moshe Tamam in 1984, after Abu Mukh was released from prison. The governor presented a certificate of appreciation to Abu Mukh.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Political deadlock in Israel again - the 5th election is coming! Hopefully, Bibi will step down soon, and Likud will be able to unite with Yamina, taking real Zionist political direction!
Israel’s defence minister Benny Gantz pledged to cooperate with the United States on Iran, voicing hope that Israeli security would be safeguarded under any renewed Iranian nuclear deal that Washington reaches.
Netanyahu has said Israel will not be bound by a renewed deal, which he describes as a temporary cap on Iranian nuclear capabilities, as the deal would pave the way to bomb-production in the longer-run. (No wonder that the Netanyahu-Gantz government did not work! The question is: Will the US pledge to cooperate with Israel when the time comes to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities?)
An accident was revealed by Iran’s state TV just hours after President Hassan Rouhani announced that new advanced centrifuges had begun accelerated enrichment of uranium at a nuclear plant. The Iranians will certainly be looking for the obvious suspects, the US, Israel – or both, to blame for the “incident” at Natanz nuclear site’s electrical distribution grid.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin studiously avoided any mention of Iran and its nuclear ambitions in his public statements on a two-day visit to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following a meeting with Austin on Tuesday that, “in the Middle East, there is no threat more serious or dangerous or pressing than that of the fanatical regime in Iran. Austin’s remarks were about the robust US-Israel defense relationship, more generally.
Iran has been testing nuclear ballistic missiles for months, violating UN Resolution 2231. During one of its military exercises in mid-January, called "The Great Prophet 15," Iranian forces tested missiles of various ranges, including the Sejjil and Qader ballistic missiles, which are capable of carrying a 650 kg (1430 pound) warhead and have a range of approximately 2,000 km (1,200 miles). (Iran has been continuously threatening to attack Israel and even the US. Must Israel wait for it?)
The Democratic Party controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee released a Yom HaShoah statement that omitted reference to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust and spelled Holocaust with a lowercase H. The statement mentioned prejudice but failed to specifically mention anti-Semitism or Jew-hate. (The Democratic Party has openly and unashamedly become anti-Semitic and anti-Israel!)
Ahmed Tibi, a Knesset member in the Arab Joint List, walked out of a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Knesset. “We will fight against violence, against racism and against fascism,” he wrote. “I will never give legitimacy to a racist who denies my and my people’s human rights because of who I am and who we are.” (They hate Jews and Israel; they occupy Jewish land; kill Jews; and complain about human rights – what chutzpah!)
Israel formally rejects the International Criminal Court’s decision to launch a probe into potential war crimes against the Palestinians, denying that it has committed such crimes, additionally noting that the court lacks the jurisdiction to investigate. Israel says the court is biased against it and has no right to investigate, citing its own judicial processes and the fact that the Palestinians have neither a state nor defined borders, and Israel is not a member of the ICC!
Iran has made 55 kg of uranium enriched to up to 20%. Uranium is considered highly enriched as of 20%. Enriching to 20% is a big step towards enriching to weapons-grade.
April 7th, 2021, Tel Aviv, Israel – With over 2,500 combat interceptions, at a success rate of 90%, and numerous lives saved, today marks the 10th anniversary of the first combat interception of Rafael’s Iron Dome Air Defense System. Iron Dome serves as highly mobile, dual mission system, designed to defeat Very Short Range (VSHORAD), as well as rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) threats, aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, PGMs, and cruise missiles. (At the same time Israel must remember that no war was won by defensive measures only!)
Sudan's Cabinet voted on Tuesday to repeal a 1958 law that forbade diplomatic and business relations with Israel. The move needs the approval of a joint meeting of Sudan's sovereign council. Last year Sudan joined the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco in agreeing to move toward normalized relations with Israel in Abraham Accords deals brokered by the Trump administration.
A US official told The New York Times that Israel had informed Washington of an attack by its forces on the IRGC-flagged Saviz in the Red Sea on Tuesday, April 6, in reprisal for Iranian strikes against its merchant vessels. The target was a floating IRGC intelligence base stationed between Eritrea and Yemen. No comment has come from Israel to this report. The official said the ship had been hit below the water line. Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency said that the large ship was hit by limpet mines. (True allies do not reveal such information! This is another example of how Israel is deliberately betrayed by Biden administration.)
Quote of the Week:
“During the Holocaust we did not have the power and sovereign right to defend ourselves. We were disenfranchised, and defenseless. Today we have a state, we have a defensive force and we have the natural and complete right in the sovereign state of the Jewish people to defend ourselves by our own right. Even to our best friends, I say: We are not bound in any way to an agreement with Iran that paves the way for nuclear weapons. We are obligated to only one thing: To prevent anyone who seeks to destroy us from carrying out their plot!" - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed a warning at the Biden administration and others seeking to re-enter the Iran deal during his speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
by David Israel
During the Knesset swearing-in ceremony, which was held in the presence of Supreme Court President Esther Hayut, each of the newly elected members of the 24th Knesset were supposed to stand and pledge, “I bear allegiance to the State of Israel and faithfully discharge my mandate in the Knesset.” But the oath taken by Joint Arab List MKs Ayman Odeh, Samy Abu Shahadeh, Ofer Cassif, and Aida Tuma-Slima went radically different. They declared: “I bear allegiance to fighting the occupation and apartheid.”
In response, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin (Likud) said the altered oath was invalid and the anti-Zionist MKs would have to recite the correct version in the near future.
Levin explained that if they do not take the proper oath, these MK’s risk losing some of their parliamentary privileges. (Our enemy should lose his "privileges" immediately after a stunt like this. There is no difference, in attitude toward Israel between Israeli-Arabs and so-called Palestinians! Israel needs to start planning the removal of the real occupiers from Jewish land!)
This It brought to mind a similar swearing-in ceremony, on June 8, 1987, when newly elected MK Meir Kahane (Kach)... (and how differently he was treated!)