Five Political Scenarios?

( staff)

With the resignation of MK Idit Silman from the coalition, here are four possible scenarios of what will come next:

1. Domino Effect

Another member of the Knesset quits the coalition and helps the opposition – led by Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu – to pass a bill dispersing the Knesset and taking Israel to a new election. In this event, immediately after the dispersion of the Knesset, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid would become prime minister until the formation of a new government.

2. Gantz Jumps Ship

Before the Knesset dissolves, Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz decides to join the opposition and become Israel’s prime minister. This scenario is possible for a few reasons. The first is that Gantz, who currently serves as defense minister, has been unhappy with the current government since its inception. He was particularly bothered by Bennett – with six seats and now five – becoming prime minister while he, Gantz, had eight seats.'

3. A Comeback for Netanyahu

Netanyahu somehow manages to form a government in the current Knesset or steps aside as chairman of the Likud – highly unlikely – and allows a different Likud MK to do so. It is more likely that he would prefer crowning Gantz than someone from his own party.

4. Limping to the Finish Line

The government – now a lame duck and unable to pass legislation – manages to survive until the beginning of 2023, when it needs to pass a new budget. Although it would not be able to pass any laws.

5. Improved Current Government (Preferable option)

Several members of other parties, perhaps including some from Likud, will join Bennett's government. It will remove the reliance of the government on Arab MKs, and allow the government to function until Benjamin Netanyahu is removed from leadership of Likud and from politics all together. This is the most desirable option  in the current political situation, Israel can’t afford another useless inconclusive election!

Happy Passover - חג פסח שמח

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

For Muslims it is forbidden to contradict the words of the Prophet Muhammad, that Jews did enter the Holy Land. Therefore, even according to the Quran, Muslims must recognise the unique Jewish ownership of the Land of Israel, Eretz-Israel! Jews have always lived in Eretz-Israel - in spite of Roman, Christian and Muslim persecution. That means that the presence of Muslims on Jewish land is disrespectful to Quran. If they are true Muslims and followers of the words of prophet Mohamed, they must obey writings in their holy book and leave Eretz-Israel – the land G-d gave to Jews - otherwise, they are just another bunch of anti-Semitic, Jew-hating religious hypocrites like the ones that came before Islam. (see Quran quote below)

PA is Legally Liable for Terror-Funding

In a ground-breaking decision, the Israeli Supreme Court on Sunday ruled that Israeli victims of terrorism and their families can now sue the Palestinian Authority for damages. The decision has removed the onus from the victim to prove that the PA was involved.  The fact that the PA pays a salary to the terrorist is enough to prove that it is responsible. (The court’s conclusion is obvious, but why did it take so long? Stop transferring taxes that Israel collects to the PA immediately, and start paying generously to the victims of terror and their families! In addition, deduct the cost of security Israel endures due to the enemy’s terrorism ‘life-style’, and deduct payments to cover unpaid bills for electricity, water supply and medical services Israel has provided to the so-called Palestinians living under the PA rule.)

Mad Dog is still Barking

The armed forces of Iran will target "the heart" of Israel if the Jewish state makes the "slightest move" against it, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi warned Jerusalem. He spoke as talks stalled in Vienna amid President Biden's attempt to resurrect former President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. Israel has opposed such a deal, and Israeli officials have said they will unilaterally do what is necessary to protect their country. Former US Ambassador to Israel Ron Dermer have claimed that the Biden deal would put Iran on a glide path to nuclear weapons.

Palestinians Attacked Jews from the Temple Mount

Israeli Police entered the compound after the Ramadan morning prayer to break up a violent crowd that started rioting at the holy site and threw stones toward the nearby Jewish prayer space of the Western Wall. Security forces have been on high alert amid simmering tensions due to the holy month of Ramadan, and the series of deadly Arab street attacks throughout the country earlier this month in which 14 Israelis were murdered. (The rioters were, most likely, Arab-Israelis – Enemies within!)

No Elections until Netanyahu will Agree to Plea Bargain

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) has instructed his Ministry's employees to "continue working at the regular pace on the next budget, because there will not be elections in the near future." Liberman also said that it is "almost certain that towards the end of June-beginning of July, when (opposition leader MK Benjamin) Netanyahu understands that he does not have 61 votes to dissolve the Knesset, he will agree to a plea bargain, and as always abandon all his friends without blinking."

Enemy Within

Arabs in Knesset - The chairman of the predominantly Arab Joint List party, MK Ayman Odeh, refused to back down from his call on Arabs who serve in Israel’s security forces to revolt. He added that "we have a position against compulsory service," and repeated his call for the Druze "who are part of us, to retire from military service - this is our historical position that has not changed since the establishment of the State of Israel."

Israeli-Arabs - Dozens of Israeli-Arabs rally in Haifa to call for new Intifada. The protestors also stated that they are "not afraid of being arrested" and that "the blood of shahids (martyrs) is calling to us."

United Arab List - The Islamic council which provides spiritual leadership for the Southern Islamic Movement and the United Arab List has instructed the party to halt all cooperation with the Bennett government, citing law enforcement efforts against Arab rioters on the Temple Mount, but not departure from the coalition. MK Walid Taha ccused Jewish visitors to the Mount of sparking the riots. (Arab members of Knesset support terrorists and do not like that Jews are visiting the holiest place for Jews - the Temple Mountain.)

Quote of the Week:

”And (mention, O Muhammad), when Moses said to his people, "O my people, remember the favour of Allah upon you when He appointed among you prophets and made you possessors and gave you that which He had not given anyone among the worlds. O my people, enter the Holy Land which Allah (G-d) has assigned to you and do not turn back (from fighting in Allah's cause) and (thus) become losers. They said, "O Moses, indeed within it is a people of tyrannical strength, and indeed, we will never enter it until they leave it; but if they leave it, then we will enter." – Quran, 5:20-22

Smugness of Perpetuating the Holocaust.

by Steven Shamrak 

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing,” Edmund Burke - Jew-haters can't even do that.

In his book “My Struggle”, Adolf Hitler clearly described his vision of the future of the Jews in Europe. By 1939 his anti-Semitic and xenophobic vision became reality. Concentration camps were built to detain Communists, Socialists, Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals and others. Disabled children and adults were ‘relieved’ of their lives as a part of the systematic campaign of German national purification. (Please view the Holocaust Timeline.)

In 1939, when Europe’s Jews most desperately needed a safe haven, Britain issued the second White Paper further limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine and imposed a limit of 75,000 Jewish immigrants for the five-year period 1940-1944. In the summer of 1939, as immigration opportunities everywhere were being denied to the desperate Jews of Europe, the S.S. St Louis,  full of Jewish passengers who had, with great difficulty legally obtained visas for the United States, was turned away by the US authorities. The St. Louis was a test case set by the Nazis in order to confirm that the democracies were unconcerned about the fate of the Jews, just as they had not cared about the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians committed by Ottoman Turkey in 1915. Most Jews, passengers on the St. Louis, perished in death camps.

The intention of Nazi Germany toward Jews was a well-known ‘secret’ even before WW2 began, as many Jews escaped from Germany and brought first-hand accounts of the Fascists’ persecution and it was confirmed by the press and diplomats. During the war, the allied commands of the USA, UK and USSR were well informed about atrocities perpetrated by the Fascist regime and local Nazi collaborators against Jews. In spite of that, out of thousands of air raids made by the US and British bombers, none of them was carried out to deliberately disrupt the Nazi genocide machine. No gas chamber, no concentration camp, no bridge or railway line of the Holocaust machinery was destroyed or even targeted!

After the war, the same world powers made every conceivable effort to ensure that new Jewish state would not survive. It included: preventing Jews from reaching Palestine, the land which was designated by the League of Nations in 1922 as Eretz-Israel; disallowing Jews to arm themselves, while recently created Arab countries already had established their own armed forces with the clear intention of preventing the creation of the Jewish state; imposing a trade blockade so that the newly created Jewish state, which was being attacked by seven Muslim countries, was not able to arm herself.

Even now, the international community is actively preventing Israel from effective retaliation against Arab terrorism and reunifying all Jewish land, Eretz-Israel. They even created international laws, such as the Fourth Geneva convention, which was adopted immediately after Israel won the war of Independence, specifically to deter Israel from removing Arabs from Jewish land! Before 1947, ethnic Germans were removed from Eastern Europe, and millions of Hindus and Muslims moved between Pakistan and India.

Since then, over 50% of all resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council and General Assembly have been critical of Israel. At the same time, the current enemies of Israel, including the Palestinian Authority, in spite of their acts of aggression and terrorism, have the full support of the UN! It is almost tragi-comical to see that the worst violators of Human rights - Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Sudan, Syria, Saudi Arabia etc – enjoy lenience from the UN Human Rights commission. Israel is the only country which is singled out as the special project!

At the moment, our traditional and historical enemies are not involved in the physical killing of Jews as they were in the past, but they are doing their best to facilitate the destruction of the State of Israel by proxy!

It is time for every Jew and every decent person to realise that Israel must do what is right for the future of Jewish people and pay no attention to the fraudulent ideas of our enemies or the patronisingly deceitful attitudes of our so-called friends. We have our own destiny, which is fully supported by our religious, moral, historical and legal rights!