by Batya Jerenberg
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani praised Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s historic visit to his country and said:
“The two sides discussed political and security developments in the region and the challenges facing its countries, including the Iranian nuclear file (program), terrorism, religious extremism, poverty, as well as social issues.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Bahraini Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa at his palace.
Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa: "Peace should be the endeavour for all responsible peoples. Not that we have ever had a war but relations between our two countries were not at a level that could be construed as normal. And I think that if we see a wider Middle East that is free from conflict, that is based on principles of mutual respect, understanding, and sharing responsibility towards security we must do more to get to know one another and build upon the Abraham Accords, which have been such an historic agreement."
"It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Kingdom of Bahrain. I feel very happy you are here and I look forward to all the wonderful things we will be able to do together as individuals and as peoples."
Al Khalifa added: “We will hopefully do great things together.”
Iran was a major issue on the agenda. In an interview with a local newspaper, Bennett said that Bahrain and Israel “are facing the same threats. Iran is working to destroy the moderate countries and replace them with bloodthirsty terrorist organizations.”
“We will not allow this,” he said. “We will fight Iran and its affiliates in the region every day, and we will help our friends strengthen their peace, security and stability as requested.”
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
I fear the apathetic Jews more than the liberal ones. At least, liberal anti-Zionist leftist Jews care about something and can be engaged in discussion. In a sense, they do care and can change their views about the future of Israel. The apathetic Jews have nothing to change!
Navi Pillay, a South African jurist and a former UN high commissioner for human rights - who is on the record as calling Israel an “apartheid state,” backing the campaign to boycott and sanction Israel - is leading an open-ended U.N. investigation targeting Israel. It is the first inquiry in the HRC’s 16-year history to have an open-ended, rather than time-limited mandate. Israel has been the target of more condemnatory HRC resolutions than any other country, well more than twice as many as those focusing on abuses in Syria, Burma, and North Korea. (Not a single HRC resolution has criticized the human rights records of China, Russia, Cuba, or many other countries with poor records.) Israel formally announced it would not cooperate with a special commission formed by the United Nations.
Morocco and Israel have signed a trade cooperation agreement, on the sidelines of the visit by the Israeli economy minister, as the two sides seek to expand cooperation after relations normalize at the end of 2020.
With Iranian nuclear talks in Vienna appearing to be in the final stages, Israel dispatched a diplomatic delegation to air Jerusalem’s concerns about the emerging agreement. Israel’s primary concern with the emerging nuclear deal is that it will give Iran less than a year of breakout time. Unconfirmed reports indicate the agreement will set the amount of time Tehran needs to produce the amount of highly enriched uranium needed for a nuclear bomb to four to six months. While uranium needs to be only 3.67 percent pure to generate nuclear power, Iran has enriched its uranium stockpile to 60%, a degree of purity that no country without an atomic weapon has pursued. A nuclear bomb requires uranium to be enriched to 90% purity. (Surprisingly, the only partners that are reasonably reliable and willing to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat Israel has are Arab states.)
The Biden administration has abruptly withdrawn American support for the Eastern Mediterranean (EastMed) pipeline, a project aimed at shipping natural gas from Israel to European markets. The White House said the project was antithetical to its “climate goals.” Is the Biden administration truly concerned about climate change, or does it want to prevent Israel from becoming a strategically important supplier of natural gas to Europe? (With the conflict with Russia looming one would think that alternative source of energy to Europe would be welcomed by 'the best friend' of Israel.)
Quote of the Week:
“We look to Vienna and are deeply troubled by what we see. The emerging deal, as it seems, is highly likely to create a more violent, a more volatile Middle East. In two-and-a-half years, Iran will freely be able to develop, install, and operate advanced centrifuges, according to the agreement as it stands right now. In the meantime, as an advance payment, Iran gets now tens of billions of dollars in frozen assets and access to markets. Much of this will be funnelled towards attacking Israel, attacking our allies, and even attacking American soldiers in the Middle East. Israel will not allow Iran to become a nuclear threshold state. Israel will always maintain its right to defend itself.” - Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
History of Fake Palestine
1. Before Israel, there was a British mandate, not a Palestinian state.
2. Before the British Mandate, there was the Ottoman Empire, not a Palestinian state.
3. Before the Ottoman Empire, there was the Islamic state of the Mamluks of Egypt, not a Palestinian state.
4. Before the Islamic state of the Mamluks of Egypt, there was the Ayubid Arab-Kurdish Empire, not a Palestinian state.
5. Before the Ayubid Empire, there was the Frankish and Christian Kingdom of Jerusalem, not a Palestinian state.
6. Before the Kingdom of Jerusalem, there were the Umayyad and Fatimid empires, not a Palestinian state.
7. Before the Umayyad and Fatimid Empires, there was the Byzantine Empire, not a Palestinian state.
8. Before the Byzantine Empire, there were the Sassanids, not a Palestinian state.
9. Before the Sassanid Empire, there was the Byzantine Empire, not a Palestinian state.
10. Before the Byzantine Empire, there was the Roman Empire, not a Palestinian state.
11. Before the Roman Empire, there was the Hasmonean state, not a Palestinian state.
12. Before the Hasmonean state, there was the Seleucid, not a Palestinian state.
13. Before the Seleucid empire, there was the empire of Alexander the Great, not a Palestinian state.
14. Before the empire of Alexander the Great, there was the Persian Empire, not a Palestinian state.
15. Before the Persian Empire, there was the Babylonian Empire, not a Palestinian state.
16. Before the Babylonian Empire, there were the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, not a Palestinian state.
17. Before the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, there was the Kingdom of Israel, not a Palestinian state.
18. Before the Kingdom of Israel, there was the theocracy of the twelve tribes of Israel, not a Palestinian state.
19. Before the theocracy of the twelve tribes of Israel, there was an agglomeration of independent Canaanite city-kingdoms, not a Palestinian state.
Actually, in this piece of land there has been almost everything, except a PALESTINIAN STATE. Feel free to use this to educate others.