is a Zionist Celebration!
(Compiled and edited by Steven Shamrak)
The name of Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, is derived from a Hebrew word - meaning “to dedicate.” It used to be a minor Jewish festival with no Biblical source.
The Chanukah story permeates
Hanukkah is one of the quintessentially Zionist
holidays. It is a holiday of freedom, celebrating the victory of the Maccabees
over the Syrians. It reaffirms the centrality of
Hanukkah is a holiday of Jewish national liberation. Unfortunately, most of our current spiritual leaders are defining Hanukkah mainly as the Feast of Lights! They deliberately do not emphasize that this miracle was the reward for determination and courage exhibited by Jews in the fight for liberation of our land!
From the very beginnings of the Zionist movement, the
story of the Maccabees would serve as an inspiration.
As Theodore Herzl wrote, “The Maccabees
will rise again.” Vladimir Jabotinsky similarly
declared: “Yes, they have arisen - the children of those whose
The modern State of Israel came into being as a modern miracle. With inferior weaponry, little infrastructure, and a much smaller population, the day after declaring independence, the new country was forced to go to war against invading armies from the neighboring Arab states. The miracles that come to mind when one thinks of Israel’s history are numerous - the surprising victory of the War of Independence, the stunning victory of the Six Day War, as well as the Yom Kippur war.
The Maccabees faced a powerful enemy - the
Syrian Greeks. They protected the traditions of the Jewish people and ensured
the continuity of Jewish life in
Hanukah is the only Jewish spiritual and national holiday.
It commemorates the Eretz-Israel,
Jewish national liberation struggle - Zionism!
At least 28 countries around the world have agreed to take in more
than a 100,000 Syrian refugees, the head of the UN refugee agency has said. The
pledges come days after rights group Amnesty International said that a number
of affluent nations have taken in a "pitiful" number of the millions
of Syrian refugees uprooted by the country, placing the burden on Syria's
ill-equipped neighbours. (This is good news! The Geneva
Convention on population transfer is null and void and
A powerful blast rocked the French Cultural Centre in Gaza City on Friday evening, marking the second time the facility was hit by an explosion in the past two months.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
The European countries and
US health officials released a draft of long-awaited federal
guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports the procedure and
health insurers should pay for it. The CDC started working on the guidelines
about seven years ago, when a cluster of influential studies in
Egyptian judge, Mahmoud Kamel al-Rashidi
who acquitted Mubarak, began his decision by describing the January 2011
revolution as a Zionist-US-Brotherhood conspiracy hatched to divide the
country. The judge added that the Muslim Brotherhood movement was a key
conspirator by aiding Hamas and Hezbollah to infiltrate the country in order to
carry out a plan to topple Mubarak’s regime on
31 percent of Americans said they are in favor of
An overwhelming majority of Palestinians support a recent spate of
attacks on Israelis. The poll also found that more than half of Palestinians
support a new uprising against
Watered-down Laws Do Not Work
government approved a watered-down version of the so-called Infiltrators' Law,
which has been disqualified twice by the High Court in previous versions, as
disproportionately tough. The new bill allows authorities to lock up illegal
infiltrators for a period of three months in the Saharonim
closed facility, and then transfer them to the open Holot
facility, where they can be held for up to 20 further months. (There is urgent need to revamp the
Terrorist Prisoners Make More than PA Police. "Being a terrorist actually becomes a profession of choice," stated MK Orit Struk (Jewish Home), during a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee hearing. "I did the math and saw a significant gap between the average salary of a terrorist sitting in Israeli prison and the average salary for a PA police officer is roughly 800 shekel (per month) - in favor of the terrorist."
Crimean Peninsula "is of huge importance for the Russian nation, just as
the Temple Mountain is for people of Jewish faith," Russian President Vladimir
Putin said in an attempt to defend Russia' annexation
of the formerly Ukrainian region. "We are ready to meet any challenge of
the times and win," he declared to applause from an audience of 1,000
dignitaries, almost all of them loyal supporters. (When
it suits them, everyone uses ‘Jewish’ analogies. Will
Jerusalem Teachers' Association, a Palestinian Arab teachers' organization, is
actively spreading anti-Israel incitement in Arab schools in
Israeli and international media was in an uproar last month after a
mosque in Al-Mughayir near
were sent from
Ein, 55, a convicted terrorist who previously held
the post of PA Deputy Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, died last Wednesday of a
heart attack during riots against the IDF. He was handed a life sentence in
Quote of the Week:
"When we don't know where we are going or why we are going there, we also do not know how to rule. Thus, the loss of direction affected every aspect of this government; its ability to rule, the economy and all security and social issues." - Moshe Feiglin.
by Vic Rosenthal
To whom it may concern in
We are tired of hearing that withdrawal
We are tired of hearing that land beyond the Green Line is ‘Palestinian land’. The Green Line is simply an armistice line that has no political significance. You know this too.
We are tired of hearing about the
“Palestinian people.” They are no different from the Arabs of Syria or
We are tired of hearing that “the
Palestinians deserve a state.” We are indigenous here, not them, and their behaviour entitles them more to a trial at
We are tired of hearing about ‘The Occupation’. As Naftali Bennett said the other day, you can’t be an occupier in your own land.
We are tired of hearing anything from anyone associated with the UN. The UN is a parasitic and criminal enterprise dominated by our mortal enemies. You can’t recognize a state that has no borders, no single government, and no economy.
We know we can’t depend on any kind of security guarantee from anyone except the IDF. So stop being insulted because we don’t trust you.