Jews from around the country flocked to Jerusalem on the anniversary of the destruction of the first and second Temples. In addition, hundreds of Jews arrived at the entrance to the Temple Mount. Arabs rioted and threw stones at police forces on the Temple Mount.
"There are things that require us to remember that our enemies have not left the world, we must always remain united and learn the lesson of the destruction of the Temple so that God forbid the same reasons that led to the destruction of the Temple will not strike us again at this time," said President Isaac Herzog.
“The Jewish people twice had a Jewish state on the Land of Israel, and both times we did not succeed to complete the eighth decade as an independent state, because of internal wars and baseless hatred,” wrote the Prime Minister Bennett
After more than 1,600 Jewish visitors ascended the Temple Mount for prayers marking the Tisha B’Av fast day, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry
demanded Israel refrain from taking any actions that will lead to escalation, while highlighting the need to revive the Israeli-Palestinian Arab peace process based on the related international resolutions within the framework of the two-state solution.
The Ra’am party, a coalition partner which represents the Southern Islamic Movement in Israel, condemned the Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount, warning Jewish worshippers on the holy site could cause Arab riots and ultimately spark a “religious war”.
It also claimed the Temple Mount, which it referred to as a “mosque courtyard”, is under “full Islamic ownership”. (Fake friends and internal enemies do not feel that Jews have the right of Freedom of Religion even in Israel, their ancestral land!)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Israel has been letting endless and deliberately anti-Semitic international false accusations remain unchallenged for too long! It is time to shut them down, and reunite Jewish land - Eretz-Israel. Most international Anti-Semites will condemn Israel for that, but they are doing it anyway. Must we care? Our enemies, old and new, are not interested in peace - only in denigrating Jews and the destruction of the Jewish state!
The United States transferred $135.8 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In April, the Biden administration announced the restoration of $235 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians, including $150 million to UNRWA, restoring part of the $360 million in U.S. funding to the agency cut by former U.S. President Donald Trump in 2018. The Trump administration had determined that UNRWA was an “irredeemably flawed operation.”
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will fly to Washington next month for his first face-to-face meeting with US President Joe Biden. Iran will reportedly be the most pressing item on the prime minister's agenda for his White House talks, including Israeli concerns about Iranian hard-line president-elect Ebrahim Raisi. Israel has repeatedly voiced its opposition to a US return to the Iranian nuclear deal crafted by President Barack Obama in 2015.
Iran is not prepared to resume negotiations on coming back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal until Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi's administration has begun, probably not before mid-August. US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the United States will not impose a deadline on a seventh round of talks with Iran, adding that Tehran can determine when talks will resume. (The aim of the Iranian nuclear program is to annihilate Israel! The new Iranian president is not in favour of any negotiation. Each day of delay in dealing with Iran brings the Islamic state closer to become a nuclear power!)
Traditional Antisemitism is still Strong
Senior European ambassadors to Israel, including German and French officials, boycotted the July 4th ceremony at the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Ambassadors and officials from Romania and the UK, as well as Kosovo, Australia, Norway, and Canada did attend the event.
The Israeli army had arrested between 20 and 30 Palestinian students from Birzeit University in the West Bank it accused of being "terror operatives" of Islamist group Hamas. An Israeli army statement said: "Some of the apprehended terror operatives were directly involved in terror activities, including money transfers, incitement and the organization of Hamas activities in Judea and Samaria". (Most of the Islamic terrorists, including the ones who committed 9/11 attack on the US, are well-educated!)
Israel will deduct NIS 597 million ($183 million) from the tax money it collects and transfers to the Palestinian Authority for exports from Gaza. The amount the PA gives to families of terrorists jailed in Israel or killed while carrying out attacks on Israelis - so-called 'pay to slay' funds are reward for or incentive to commit violence. The funds will be frozen on a monthly basis out of payments that Israel transfers to the Palestinians. (The ‘blood money' must be used to compensate families of Jewish victims of the terror. Israel also needs to withhold funds to compensate the cost of fighting terror and economic loses - Any money to Gaza must FIRST pay Israeli victims, then restock Iron Dome!)
Iran’s exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi met with 50 American Jewish organizations "to use their influence in Washington to continue to exert pressure on the Islamic Republic and to show maximum support for the Iranian people.” He also spoke about the ties between Persians and Jews dating back 2,500 years and the fact that it was Persian King Cyrus the Great who ended the Babylonian captivity of the Jews.
From 2016 to 2020, the United Nations (UN) has funnelled at least $40 million to radical Palestinian Authority (PA) NGOs that have ties to terrorist organizations and promote BDS. Eight of 19 PA NGOs that receive funding from the UN have ties to Hamas or the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror groups. (This is the old news - member states of 'Ugly Nazi’ do not care!)
Quote of the Week:
“The Opposition, led by Bibi and Tibi, failed to topple the government, but together they managed to directly harm Israel’s security and surrender its borders. As far as Bibi is concerned, if he isn’t in the government, the whole country can go up in flames for all he cares." - Ayelet Shaked (Yamina), Interior Minister, said after Netanyahu (Likud) joined with Arab MKs and blocked the law limiting Arab family reunifications in Israel – When will Likud change its leader? After four inconclusive elections, isn’t it time? Does the party have leadership material that would remain true to Zionist aspirations of its founders?
Hideous Political Correctness
by Steven Shamrak
Not long ago political correctness was introduced to the West with very good intentions. It was needed to make a transformation from a barbarian and bigoted society to one that pretends to be civilised, where all are equal. Therefore, Blacks have become African Americans; the Hispanics and Chinese – ethnic minorities; Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims - religious minorities; Men and women are called persons.
Political correctness is not a new invention. According to the unofficial codex of intelligencia of Tsarist Russia, “A member of the intelligencia must not admit or show his anti-Semitic tendencies.” It was never about not having them!
Now political correctness has reached new levels of absurdity. For example, blind and short people are called visually and vertically challenged or impaired. Political correctness has become a tool of aggression and intolerance in a quite slippery, ‘joking’, passive-aggressive way.
The current TV series “Commander in Chief” has topped them all in its sophistication of subliminal, hammer-like, presentation of ‘political correctness’. It is meant to be a substitution for the highly intelligent and professionally made “The West Wing” series. But, with an independent, female president, an African American as a Chief of Staff of the White House and an Arab Palestinian as her most trusted staffer, it can only be described and viewed as a spoof. No wonder the show has rating problems. Next, they will probably make the science fiction movie – “George Bush and Democracy on Mars”. It will be a more likely scenario than the creation of true democracy in Iraq, Iran… or in any Muslim country during this century.
In International politics, political correctness plays a big role when oil is concerned. Everyone is so deliberately polite and ‘considerate’ toward the most often, fake and even obnoxious claims and behaviour of the Arabs and Muslims. At the same time there is no interest and a complete disregard for Jewish National rights and aspirations. Jews and Israel are used as an international scapegoat in order to divert public attention from domestic or world issues! The political correctness and careful diplomacy - used by the UN, ICC and many other international ‘Jew-loving’ organisations - is not applied to Jewish state!
For centuries the Jewish leadership, so-called ‘official Jews’, have been playing games of appeasement and conformity with their masters. Even after the creation of the Jewish State, the Jewish leaders seem unable to shake off the Galut mentality: the mentality of the slaves of Egypt that has been enforced by centuries of abuse, hatred and anti-Semitism. They are not truly able to represent the dreams and aspirations of the Jewish people.
Is there no Jewish leader who would give a direct answer to the question – “What is the Jewish land?” Instead, they will go on and on, but would never tell it straight and simple that the League of Nations allocated the land called “Palestine” for the Jewish state and gave a temporary mandate to the United Kingdom to carry out the Leagues resolution. Or, simply, they would pull the Israeli coin of 10 Agorot out and show the engraved image of Eretz Israel. If they can’t perform such a simple act of personal ‘bravery’ by telling the world where the Jewish land is, why do they occupy the position of leadership, but instead lead Jewish people nowhere? By inaction they are deceiving and destroying the Jewish nation?