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
1) Air strikes have lasted for too many
2) The Hamas leadership has remained
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
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
Only Israel under pressure to end the war
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.
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.
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?)
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 –
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.”