Farcical Election War.
by Steven Shamrak
When I heard that Israel had begun the bombardment of Gaza, as would any supporter of Israel, and as a Jew, I said “at last”. After so many years of unanswered rocket attacks from Gaza, the Israeli government has at last taken responsibility for the safety of its citizens.
I realized that it is the military-grade Katusha rocket attacks that ‘persuaded’ the Kadima/Labor government toward action against Hamas. At the same time, having had experience of the previous Lebanon war of 2006 and knowing the political ineptness of the current government, I restrained my optimism and expectations. It took only a couple of days for my limited optimism about this operation to evaporate completely. I realized that:
1) Air strikes have lasted for too many days.
2) The Hamas leadership has remained untouched.
3) There was as usual, no coordinated effort to present Israel’s point of view to the world in the press – the “Media war” has been lost again!
4) The ground offensive was delayed for too long, incursions were too limited and there was no real objective to clear Gaza of its terror-infested enemy population, which is the source and breeding ground of anti-Israel terrorism.
As a result, the Israel-‘friendly’ press and international community of anti-Israel ‘comedians’ have had time to prepare and launch their usual anti-Israel media campaign and political assault! The International Red Crystal (which is still calling itself the Red Cross) and the other relief organizations immediately joined this hypocritical mob.
Most of the reports from Gaza are being submitted by Palestinian ‘journalists’, who are employed by the international press agencies, with the approval of Hamas. A few days ago I saw on TV one of these so-called reporters informing the world about the ‘humanitarian disaster’ – from the safety of a hiding place at his home! As usual, no one has even tried to discredit or question the factual validity and legitimacy of their reports!
Jews are well used to this type of
behaviour by anti-Semitic world organizations. During WW2, the “New York Times”
blamed Jews for the trouble in the Warsaw ghetto during the uprising and the
Red Cross made whitewash reports about the conditions of Jews in the camps and
ghettos. Recently, there were no condemnations in the press while rockets from
Gaza continued to terrorise Jews in southern Israel for several years. Nobody
is concerned about the suffering of Jewish children and adults in Sderot from
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (up to 75%). The emergency sessions of the UN
Security Council were not calls to condemn Hamas! This is absolutely the same
ugly behaviour the international community and press exhibited both before and
during the last war in Lebanon
, when Hizbolah was firing Katusha rockets
at Israel and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers. They began to scream only after
Israel entered Lebanon. (cont… below)
Twenty Terrorist Rockets Hit Israel on Shabbat!
Only Israel under pressure to end the war against terror.
Rubbish Must be Swept Out from Jewish Gaza. Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal called for an end to Israeli attacks, the removal of its forces from the Gaza Strip, and a lifting of the Gaza blockade. At the same time he gave no commitment to peace or even a ceasefire!
Quote of the Week: "If terrorists win there [Israel], the terrorists will be on our doorstep next. We are all engaged collectively in trying to stop terrorism... If Hamas wanted to really make a difference for the Palestinian people, they would work hard in rebuilding Gaza and not work hard on trying to destroy Israel and kill innocent people. This is one of those clear-cut cases." - Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York city.
Hamas Rockets and Media Indifference. Since the launching of Operation Cast Lead, more than 450 rockets have been launched onto Israel. (The international press has shown little interest for Israeli victims of Hamas terror. They prefer to show ‘news’ reports made by ‘unbiased’ Hamas approved reporters. Surprisingly, when I watched DubiTV I did not see staged civilian and children victims on the screen. Most of the wounded were Hamas fighters!) The IDF stopped firing its guns in Gaza at noon Friday and will honour the daily three hour “humanitarian ceasefire” - Hamas fired a missile into Ashdod shortly after 12:00 despite the ceasefire. Hamas response to the UN is more rocket fire. (but Israel is blamed!)
Rocket Struck Kindergarten in Sderot. Around 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Hamas terrorists fired four Kassam rockets towards Sderot. One of the rockets exploded near a kindergarten that was empty. Luckily, classes in most schools bordering Gaza have been closed since the outbreak of war.
Faking News the French Way. French public television network France 2 revealed on Tuesday that they had aired photographs that allegedly showed destruction caused by the Israel Air Force during Operation Cast Lead, which were in fact taken during a different incident in 2005, one in which Gaza civilians were killed by an explosion caused by their own terrorists in the Strip.
Abbas Supports Hamas. PA President Mahmoud Abbas has ruled out taking over Gaza. ''There is no way we can work to destroy the Hamas in order to replace them.'' (Fatah and Hamas; both terrorist organizations with the same objective.)
Hypocrisy of the 'Loaded' Headlines: "Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Is Irreversible" – The UN Security Council – I totally agree. From the beginning of the fake peace process, it has been going irreversibly nowhere. It has accomplished nothing but has brought an escalation of terror attacks against Jews in Israel! There have been over 10,000 mortar and rocket attacks during the past eight years.
The UN Gaza School was a Weapons Dump. The UN and the mainstream media are wailing and accusing Israel of war crimes (yes, again) after the IDF returned fire at a UN school from which Palestinians were firing mortars. The explosives and booby traps installed in the school by Hamas then blew up. (They have no right to complain when Israelis return fire and the building explodes. Where were the UN personnel as Hamas operatives brought in the explosives and installed the booby traps? Were they preventing or, most likely, helping Hamas to set up the explosives – even if only by inaction and ignoring Hamas’ activities?)
Hamas Puts Gaza Civilians at Risk. The Israel Defense Forces issued a news release saying paratroopers found a map that "describes the location of explosive devices and firing positions in the middle of the civilian population in the dense neighborhood, which endanger the life of the civilians."
Farcical Election War – Part2.
by Steven Shamrak
Israel is able to end terrorism within the country quite easily. However, the biggest problem Israel has is the Israeli government and its chronic unwillingness to deal with the core source of the problem: Israel has lost its vision! What is our national goal, the one that guided Zionist pioneers toward establishment of the Jewish state on the land of our ancestors? Why are we afraid to pursue our rightful goals? Why don’t we have the leadership to guide and inspire us? On the other hand, our enemies are still actively pursuing the same goals they had 60 years ago – the destruction of the Jewish state and killing Jews. We are not living in a Ghetto anymore! It is time to realise this and become masters of our own destiny.
They say that Jews are smart! One would think that after the military, moral and political fiasco of the 2006 Lebanon war, the present Kadima/Labor government would have learned the lesson. It would be easy to end all hostile attacks from the Gaza by clearing this little block of Jewish land of all enemies. But, regrettably, there is no government in Israel that is ready to put the interests of its own people first!
It took Israel only six days to defeat Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in the 1967 war. In 1973, Israel forced these enemy countries to stop pestering Israel. They still are playing anti-Israel political games, but not once militarily since then. Those days, Israel did not have the sophisticated weapons it has now. The main ingredient of the success was the patriotic, Zionist ideological enthusiasm of the Jewish citizens, not Muslim, of Israel, and their will to survive. Where are those qualities now?
The main question is, why did Israel start the current Gaza operation? And the answer is disturbingly simple: The leader of the Labor party (Barak) and his comrades in the Kadima party had realised that an election is coming up and most of Israel’s voters are pissed off with the corrupt and self-hating attitude of the existing governing coalition, which has done nothing to protect the people from their enemies. Likud and other pro-Zionist parties have started receiving support from the public, which could bring them election victory. Therefore, this retaliation was launched not to destroy Hamas or reduce its power and rocket arsenal, not even to temporarily end the terror experienced by the Israeli population. The pure, unadulterated selfish reason of political survival was the main reason! The plan was: Make a pretence of war to show that the government is fighting enemies and then obtain a temporary ‘LULL’ that would last until the election in order to manipulate public opinion! After the election, if they win it, the status quo will be restored and the sale of Jewish land will go on!
There are no plans to clear the enemy population from Gaza even though it would end the terror attacks irreversibly! There is no political will to end the terrorisation of Israel’s citizens by its enemies once and for all. Why? Because the ugly reality of Israel is that most of the politicians in Israel are self-serving, corrupt, disloyal individuals who do not care about the people and the future of Israel. They have been using the threats of the enemies as a tool for voter manipulation in order to stay in power, and as a justification and a smokescreen to hide their shady deals! It has worked for quite a while. When people are constantly living in fear of war they do not care about a ‘little’ governmental corruption, which has become the main business of the Israeli government! This must end – Vote these traitors out of power!
Livni, Barak Holding Back IDF. National Union party Chairman Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz said on Friday that the “diplomatic hesitation” displayed by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak has “prevented” the IDF from crushing Hamas. “Two weeks in to the operation and the security situation has not changed.”