Fake Friends are Hidden Enemies of Israel

- US Interference Creates Rift with Israel over its opposition to a controversial new Iran nuclear deal; Israel’s efforts to reform its judiciary, and build settlements in the disputed territory. "The Biden Administration continues to put pressure on the Israeli government to abandon its judicial reform plans. This is blatant interference with another country’s internal policies. The Biden Administration continues to think that America can dictate what its allies’ policies should be. This kind of pressure by the US upon other countries’ internal matters failed with Saudi Arabia and it will fail with Israel," said Jason Greenblatt, former White House Envoy to the Middle East.

- The US ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides personally approved the funding to a controversial $1 million grant to a program that was meant to delegitimize Israel, according to internal State Department communications. Those applying for the grant were instructed to probe the Israeli government for "documentation of legal or security sector violations and housing, land, and property rights." The cash would essentially empower activist groups critical of Israel to pursue false claims that the Jewish state is systematically abusing Palestinians and stealing their land.

- Israel summons German ambassador, Steffen Seibert, to rebuke him for interference in domestic politics, including allegedly honouring Palestinian terrorists. Among other things, Seibert participated in the ‘Alternative Day of Remembrance’ ceremony in Tel Aviv. Israel’s MFA also took Seibert to task for his role in preventing the German air force from participating in a joint flight with Israel’s air force fly over the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria during the Jewish State’s 75th Independence Day ceremony in April.

- What the hell is "Horizon of Hope"? Speaking at the 2023 American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Summit, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken stressed that “settlement expansion clearly presents an obstacle to the Horizon of Hope that we seek (what about forgotten the "Road Map" and other idiotic ideas). Likewise, any move toward annexation (reunification of Jewish land) of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), disruption of the historic (ugly) status quo at the holy sites, the continuing demolitions of homes, and the evictions of families (of terrorists or squatters) that have lived in those homes for generations damage prospects for two states (will never work). They also undermine the basic daily dignity to which all people are entitled.” (He and his boss do not care about the "dignity" of Jewish people and their rights to live in peace on their ancestral land!)

'Ugly Nazi' doesn't Like Ban on Antisemitism

The United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) issued a new report that attacked the right of US States to pass legislation banning discrimination against Israel via boycotts and whitewashed the antisemitism of Palestinian political organizations and instead devoted its work to attacking the Jewish state. This illegitimate committee composed of three antisemites is incapable of writing an impartial report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The proof is their inability to include any references to Palestinian antisemitism in their latest attack on the Jewish state despite the Palestinian Authority which continually incites Jew-hatred and Hamas which seeks the destruction of Israel," said Israel’s UN Ambassador, Gilad Erdan.

The US Plans to Re-join UNESCO

The US last week privately notified the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that it has decided to re-join the agency. Israel withdrew from UNESCO in 2019, after the Trump administration made a similar announcement, over the agency’s anti-Israel bias. UNESCO has approved several anti-Israel resolutions in recent years. (Attitude UNESCO toward Israel has changed, but the resident in the White house had!)

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

When national pride and sovereignty is involved, most countries ignore international opinion - China has ignored international opinion and built its artificial islands; Russia invaded Ukraine, and is still occupying Southern Ossetia and Abkhazia, and ignored outcries against the annexation of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine! Only Israel is unable to shake off the ‘galut’ mentality, and is paying attention to endless and deliberately anti-Semitic international false accusations. It is time to learn how to ignore them, and reunite Jewish land - Eretz-Israel. Our enemies are not interested in peace, only in the destruction of the Jewish state!

Germany Advancing Purchase of Arrow-3

Germany is advancing plans to purchase Israel’s Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system for some 4 billion euros ($4.3 billion). The Arrow 3 is currently Israel’s most advanced long-range missile defense system, meant to intercept ballistic missiles while they are still outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, taking out projectiles and their nuclear, biological, chemical or conventional warheads closer to their launch sites.

Is the US Awakening on Iran or Must Israel Act Alone?

- The US and Iranian officials held indirect talks in Oman last month with Omani officials shuttling between their separate rooms to deliver messages. According to the sources, US made it clear that Iran will pay a heavy price if it moves forward with 90% uranium enrichment — the level needed to produce a nuclear weapon.

- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "Iran is openly committed to repeating the Holocaust and destroying the 6-7 million Jews of Israel. We're not going to sit idly by and let them do it. I don't think that diplomacy by itself will work. We'll do whatever we need to do to defend ourselves. Whatever agreements are made, that doesn't oblige us."

- The United States and Iran both denied reports that they were nearing an interim deal under which Tehran would curb its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief.

IDF Completed Two-week Multi-Arena Exercise

The IDF has concluded its, “Firm Hand” exercise, testing operational capabilities in a multi-arena campaign. Over the past two weeks, IDF soldiers in active and reserve duty, from the general headquarters to the operational units, in all commands, branches and directorates, participated in the exercise. The Israeli Navy also carried out a combat exercise in a multi-arena format, in which dozens of vessels took part. The emphasis was on offensive and defensive capabilities.

Something Jew-Hating Liberals always Ignore

A girl was found dead on Friday near the entrance to Deir al-Asad in Western Galilee, and according to suspicions, she was threatened by her relatives due to her sexual orientation.  Since the beginning of the year, in just over five months, 99 people have been murdered in the Arab sector, 14 of them since the beginning of the month.

The Aim of Iran-Saudis Normalization the Same

Saudi Arabia's leadership is not counting on an improvement in the country's relations with Iran, and estimates that Tehran will violate the agreement between them at the first opportunity. Saudi Arabia is aware of the concerns raised in Israel in light of the agreement. In recent months, the Saudis have publicly stated that the question of normalization with Israel remains as it had been previously: Israel must work to solve the conflict with the "Palestinians" before full normalization. (“When the kosher pig flies?” Both countries are against existence of the Jewish state.)

'Ugly Nothing' Promoted Iran to Vice-Presidency

Iran - the country that executes its citizens for “blasphemous” social-media posts - has now gained another position of influence - as vice president of UN General Assembly - within the international body dedicated to fostering peace. Israel’s Foreign Ministry noted that Iran advocates for the elimination of Israel, a fellow member of the United Nations, saying “this decision, which defies all logic and reason, is an insult to the millions of Iranians protesting for their basic freedoms and to the justice, peace and global stability that the UN is supposed to stand for.”

Quotes of the Week:

"The problem is not Israeli Arabs or Palestinians. It's the fact that many Israelis don't believe that we're right. They don't believe that Judea and Samaria belong to us. Many prefer to ignore our history and heritage. They tell themselves a narrative that's not true, not right, and not surprisingly - doesn't work. When we stop talking about our identity and our heritage, we cut ourselves off from ourselves. In Oslo, this disconnect did not bring peace. It created a baseless lie that can never succeed." - Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu, Otzma Yehudit MK and Minister of Heritage.

Time to ‘Leave Egypt’

by Steven Shamrak (written - April 2004)

Every year Jews celebrate the exodus from Egypt and freedom from slavery. It took place 3,320 years ago. It was a fundamental event in Jewish history. At the same time, it symbolizes not just freedom from physical slavery. Passover reminds us that internal freedom of mind and spirit is even more significant. This freedom allows us real freedom of choice.

Jews have nothing to apologise for. We have the right to live in peace on Jewish land in our own country. We lived in the Galut (exile, slave mentality) for too long. It is time to say – “NO more”!

I am ashamed and feel sorry for those Jews who have no self-respect and are helping enemies to destroy Israel. Why do they hate themselves so much?

I do respect non-Jewish people who do not know and do not care about the Arab-Israel conflict. They are honest hard-working people who have their own problems and interests. At the same time, there is a danger when opinions are formed under the influence of selectively presented information, provided mainly by  a press that is biased against Israel. People become attached to the belief system they have adopted and it is difficult to change it. For Jews, the understanding of the conflict and support for Israel is existential! I would like to remind all of them: 

1. Israel is on a front line of the war between Arab-Muslim expansionism and Western democracy. This war has already shifted to America and Europe. 

2. According to the UN’s own legal opinion: Judea, Samaria and Gaza do not belong to any country at the moment. Therefore, it is wrong to call them ‘Occupied Territories’. The correct legal term is “Disputed Territories”. They used to be a part of Jewish land 2000 years ago and were allocated by the League of Nations for the creation of Eretz-Israel in 1922. There was never an Arab country in Palestine. 

3. So-called Palestinians are Arabs and Muslims who moved to the territories during the last 130 years, after the Zionist pioneers started to revitalize the land. 

4. Arabs have no intention of living in peace with Jews. When the former president of Egypt Nasser was asked: Why do you continue to fight Israel after so many defeats? His answer was: “Because. We need to win only one war!” Please make no mistake, the Arabs’ aim is total destruction of the Jewish state!

5. Arabs do respect charisma and strong leadership. It is time for Israel and her government to show it and end terror.  

6. Enemies and so-called friends have never treated the Jewish people as equals. They will never support Israel unconditionally regardless of facts. They do not care about facts and deliberately distort or falsify them (remember the fake massacre of Jenin and how much noise they made about it).  

7. After 75 years of wars and terror, it is time to become an independent nation with self-respect and be equal among equals. No more double standards!

8. Israel was created to fulfil a 2000-year-old national inspiration of Jewish people. Jews have the right to regain control over all Jewish land. The time is NOW!

At the same time, I am ashamed and feel sorry for Jews who advocate the destruction of Israel. Why do they hate themselves so much?