Enough with Apologies
Senior Israeli intelligence officials admitted to the London Sunday Times that Hezbollah is now stronger than it was before the Israel- Hezbollah war this past summer. "Since the cease-fire, additional rockets, weapons and military equipment have reached Hezbollah," "We assume they now have about 20,000 rockets of all ranges – a bit more than they had before July 12." The Lebanese government recently acknowledged that weapons continue to make their way from Syria into Lebanon despite UN Resolution 1701.
Yair Shamir, son of former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir said that while he takes “no joy seeing young innocent children being killed," the [Arab] Palestinians need to understand that "if they know of terrorists who are prepared to fire rockets at Israel from their houses or in their yards or in close proximity to their houses, they should run for their lives and not remain there. Enough with the apologies." “When Palestinians shoot rockets at us it's normal and when we retaliate it's a tragedy."
Call Psychiatrists to the Knesset! Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wants to extend the partial ceasefire with Gaza terrorist groups to Judea and Samaria. Arab terrorists have fired 14 Kassam rockets at Israel since the start of the ‘truce’. Israel has not responded to the attacks. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzippi Livni decided to instruct the IDF not to take action to stop terrorists identified as about to launch rockets towards Israel or hit them immediately afterward either.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Islamic upsurgeance in Iraq, which is actively supported by Syria and Iran, has nothing to do with the Arab-Israel conflict! Why is the Israeli government silent and why does it not expose the international anti-Semitic fallacy and the US tendency to “Blame Jews and Israel for everything”?
When Government does not Act. A noted religious Zionist rabbi, Yisrael Rosenne, has advocated arming “ungoverned” civil defence groups in western Negev communities to fight back against Kassam rocket attacks from northern Gaza. The Yesha Rabbinical Council similarly advocated a return to the Jewish ethic of "rising to kill him who would kill you."
Gloating Enemies. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and PA Prime Minister Ismail Haniyah held talks in Doha, Qatar on Friday. "Today scores of Western politicians are in doubt as to the future of this illegitimate regime and its existence has come under question… There is no doubt the Palestinian nation and Muslims as a whole will emerge victorious," the president of Iranian told the PA prime minister. (After Israel, Europe and US!)
A Step in the Right Direction. The Orthodox Union adopted a resolution empowering its leadership to publicly oppose Israeli government policies. The resolution noted the continued launching of rockets from Gaza more than a year after Israel’s withdrawal from the coastal strip and expressed scepticism about any policy that relinquishes territory… (Blind support of Israel’s self-obliterative policies by Jewish communities must be stopped!)
No Shortage of Funds. As Hamas wins a ceasefire from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert despite the group’s continued firing of Kassam missiles, the Fatah group has announced it also has missiles, in Samaria. Fatah’s Al-Aksa Brigade displayed the new missiles, which the group calls Jundalla (meaning Allah’s soldiers). Rockets in Judea and Samaria would potentially put cities in the coastal plain, Israel’s International Airport, as well as Jerusalem, all within striking range. (According to UN “poor Palestinians” are starving, but they have money for rockets.)
U.N. Slams Israel-Gaza Border Restrictions. A United Nations report has condemned Israel’s security restrictions at Gaza border crossings, claiming they constitute a violation of a 2005 U.S.-brokered agreement with the Palestinian Authority. (It seems, according to the UN, that Kassam rockets and Arab suicide bombers do not violate any international norms!)
Useless Nothing at Its Best. The new U.N. Human Rights Council held a third special session on Israel, focusing on alleged rights abuses in Gaza. (There is no special session on Human Rights abuse in any Muslim or Arab country. One would think that Christians, Buddhists and women enjoy complete equality over there. What a joke!)
Dead End Coalition. Mahmoud Abbas said his efforts to form a Palestinian Authority coalition government were at a “dead end.” (It was a no-starter from the beginning, just pretence to please international opinion.)
Hamas Fires Mayor. Hamas government has dismissed the mayor of the Na'leen town, west of Ramallah city, for meeting with Israeli settlers without permission. (Why does Israel not do the same to her own traitors?)
Quote of the Week:
“There is no question that if we were able to settle the Israeli-Palestinian issue it would help bring more peace to the Middle East,” - US President Bush – I question this fake mantra. It is said to deflect attention from the US failed Middle East policy, due to lack of understanding and deliberate sabotage of “War Against Terror”!
More Terrorists for Gaza. Mahmoud Abbas has told Jordan that talks on a unity government with Hamas have hit a "dead end" and he will pursue other options. Israel has agreed in principle to the deployment of a 1,000-strong Jordan-based security force loyal to Abbas in Gaza. (The idea of the PA unity government is just a smoke screen to keep ‘the game” alive. The behaviour of the Israeli government is criminal!)
No Proof of Life. The International Red Cross said Wednesday it has been unable to visit the three Israeli soldiers captured by militant Arab groups last summer. (It is a violation of International law! Even from Hollywood movies we know that nothing is given to kidnappers without “proof of life”. But the stupidity of the Israeli government has no limit and no self-respect at all!)
Mufti of Jerusalem calls for Palestinian unity Against the Enemy. The Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Sheikh Muhammad Husain, called on Palestinian factions, in his Friday sermon at the Aqsa Mosque, to unite. He urged to "give precedence to the interests of the Palestinian people over the factional interests… Your unity will foil your enemy's schemes of eating up your land and your holy places." (This is not a call for peace; it is an incitement to destroy Israel!)
Discriminated in our own Country. Close to 200 Jewish protesters demanded the opening of the Tekoa-Jerusalem road connecting eastern Gush Etzion to the capital Friday. The road is complete, but closed to Jews.
The Same Bread of Mad Dogs. An Arab student calendar distributed at Haifa University marks the dates of major terrorist attacks, as well as significant dates in the lives of Arab terrorists such as Osama Bin-Laden.
Russia Supplying Iran with Advanced Defense System. Russia is providing Tehran with TOR-M1, a surface-to-air air defense system. Such a move is seen as preparing Iran for a strike by Israel or America against its nuclear program. (It is a good time for striking Iran now!)
Israel is Never Enough! Four Palestinian Authority terrorist groups, including that of PA President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah, called on Muslims worldwide to attack America "with no mercy." In the joint communiqué, the terrorists call on "all free people of the world and all the mujahadeen [jihadists] to hit the US with no mercy," noting that "Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan are all being destroyed by American weapons…” The statement more specifically called on the Arab states to support the terrorist groups financially and materially, to "enhance the resistance against the Israeli and American enemy." (Nothing is new! As usual, this statement will also be brushed off by the international anti-Semites who are blinded by hate toward Jews and ignore the danger from advancing Islam!)
Parting, Yes - Giving Up, No!
Lieberman, Israel's Minister for Strategic Affairs, made a statement that the best way to achieve peace in the Middle East would be for Jews and Arabs - including Israeli-Arabs - to live apart.
The remarks drew a storm of protest from the left-wing. On the other hand, MK Uri Ariel (National Union) justified Lieberman's position: "His words about the threat presented by Israeli-Arabs to the physical existence of the State of Israel are correct. Now that he has entered the government, it remains only for us to see which of his plans he will actualize to deal with this threat."
"We established Israel as a Jewish country," Lieberman said. "I want to provide an Israel that is a Jewish, Zionist country. It's about what kind of country we want to see in the future..." At the same time Lieberman prepared to exchange of territories and populations. He suggested trading Israeli-Arab populated areas of Israel for Jewish-populated Jewish land in Judea and Samaria. (How would this trading of Jewish land for Jewish land benefit Israel? It will not stop terror! The withdrawal from Gaza proves it. There is no logic in it. This idea will not bring peace, only more misery for the Jewish people!)
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