by Jonathan S. Tobin
The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency and the government’s national security adviser is in Washington this week on an important mission that has failed even before it began.
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki made it clear last week that the Israelis are wasting their time when she was asked if Israeli is pleased about the danger to the region while the United States re-joins the 2015 nuclear deal would have any impact on President Joe Biden’s plans.
She went on to say that the Israelis are free to keep “challenging” the administration’s goal of returning to a weak pact that gives Tehran a legal path to a nuclear weapon by the end of the decade, but the best they could hope for is to be “kept abreast” of America’s plans.
The day before the Israeli security officials arrived, news broke about former Secretary of State John Kerry sharing intelligence with Iran about Israeli covert operations seeking to stop their nuclear program. (Most likely, it was done with knowledge of the Democratic party leadership, as Kerry has not received any punishment!)
In essence, right now the United States is asking Israel to back off on its efforts to stop Iran and to trust Biden’s team to deliver a diplomatic solution to the problem. At the same time the US has demonstrated no interest in strengthening the nuclear pact so as to forestall an Iranian bomb or stop the regime’s terrorism, that’s a leap of faith that no responsible Israeli government can make.
This leaves Israel with no good options. The Jewish state has no choice but to proceed as if its future safety lies solely in its own hands. If the Biden administration or the Democratic Party don’t like that, they can reverse course and start acting as if they take the Iranian nuclear threat seriously. Otherwise, they should pipe down and let the Israelis do what they must to stop an existential threat to their existence.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Cancelation of the PA election has been expected! The Abbas 'government' is illegitimate in so many ways – Abbas lost the last election to Hamas; and the PA has not had an election for 15 years since. Hamas terrorists, with support of so-called Palestinians, were set to win this election also. Israel has nobody to negotiate with. The only option Israel has is to end occupation of Jewish land by enemies by moving them to the Sinai and other Arab/Muslim countries!
The Foreign Ministry’s Political Director, Alon Bar, met with European ambassadors. During the meeting, he emphasized to the ambassadors that the elections in the Palestinian Authority are an internal PA issue, and that Israel has no intention of intervening in them or preventing them.
(What is the point? Both sides are aiming to destroy Israel, and the election, most likely, will be cancelled anyway!)
US president Joe Biden walked into a meeting of his national security team with Yossi Cohen, the head of the Mossad intelligence agency, to discuss Israeli concerns over the expected US return to the 2015 nuclear deal. During his visit to Washington, Cohen also met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and senior members of the CIA and other American intelligence agencies. The Biden administration is considering lifting terrorism-related sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran and pumping out $90bn. Re-joining the Iran deal could undo years of progress in the Middle East and lead to chaos and instability! Israel and some Sunni Muslim countries in the Gulf criticized the 2015 agreement. Iran has recently increased the level of uranium enrichment to 60 - 90% enrichment is needed to make a nuclear bomb. (Is it a political stunt before the US surrender to Iranian demands? Israel and Arabs states will have only one option left!)
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas officially announced that the Palestinian elections would be postponed. “We have decided to postpone the election until the participation of our people in Jerusalem is guaranteed,” Abbas said. Hamas official warned that any postponement of the elections would deal a heavy blow to efforts to reconcile between Hamas and Fatah. Recent polls indicate clearly that if PA parliamentary elections were held now, not only would Hamas beat Fatah, but Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh would also beat Abbas in a race for the presidency by a considerable margin. (Abbas will use any excuse to stay in power; Hamas has no intention to 'reconcile' with Fatah! Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Those who want to vote in the PA election are welcome to leave!)
Australian Jewish businessman Joseph Gutnick, who helped finance Netanyahu's 1996 campaign is calling on Netanyahu to give up his efforts to win a sixth term as head of the Israeli government and instead run for the presidency. “Bibi needs to run for the presidency and let someone else lead the Likud. There is a chance for a strong Right. A left-wing government would hurt the integrity of the Land and the holiness of the Land of Israel,” said Joseph Gutnick.
Joint Arab List Chairman MK Ayman Odeh posted in Arabic on his official Facebook page calling for a third Intifada and praising Arab youth for their role in the recent violent clashes in Jerusalem. “The occupation backed down in the face of the youth of Jerusalem and removed the barricades at Bab al-‘Amud (Damascus Gate),” wrote Odeh. “This wonderful and honourable victory belongs to the youth of Jerusalem. These clashes are sometimes calm and sometimes erupt, and it will be so until the intifada comes and brings an end to the occupation and hoists the Palestinian flag over the Al-Aqsa Mosque..." (This is incitement to violence! There is no difference between Israeli-Arabs and so-called Palestinians. Most of them do hate Israel and would like to see its demise!)
A family of American immigrants living in Israel were revealed to be Christian missionaries who illegally made Aliyah using forged documents.
The family posed as members of the Haredi community and got tens of thousands of dollars from Haredi charities. After being outed as missionaries by one of their neighbours, the family relocated to French Hill. (Why are they still living in Israel? Have self-respect and remove anti-Semites from Jewish land!)
The Judea and Samaria District Police sent an Arab policeman disguised as a Bezeq employee to the town of Bat Ayin in western Gush Etzion apparently to provoke the locals and get Zionist-minded activists to attack the policeman so that they could be arrested. Bat Ayin is a community known for the prohibition imposed by its residents on the entry of Arabs into the premises of the community for security reasons. (Did they send a Jewish policeman to an Arab town with the same intention?)
Thousands of Muslims rioted at several locations in Jerusalem as a continued expression of religious violence during the Muslim month of Ramadan in recent days. (Their hate of Israel is so pathological - instead of eating they are rioting after day of fasting!)
Quote of the Week:
"We will not agree to hold the general election without the residents of Jerusalem," - Abbas said at a meeting of the Fatah Central Committee - Will Jewish residents of Jerusalem be allowed to vote too? Is he planning to stay president for life? Israel needs to end this charade by ending the Arab occupation of Jewish land and by removing enemy population from Eretz-Israel!
Non-Jewish Factor in Land Annexation
by Steven Shamrak
In 1903 after a US proposal for canal rights was rejected by Colombia, Panama, with US support, proclaimed its independence from Colombia.
In 1939 Germany and the USSR signed the Ribbentrop-Molotov agreement. USSR invaded and annexed Western Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. (The Ukraine and Byelorussia still benefit from the annexation of eastern Poland).
In 1945, East Prussia was removed from Germany and was divided between Poland and Russia. (It still belongs to Russia).
In 1945, part of eastern Germany was given to Poland. (It has not been returned).
On 8 August 1945 the USSR declared war against Japan. The entire Japanese population of Southern Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands was repatriated in 1946-1948. Islands were annexed by USSR. (Islands are still under Russian control.)
On 6 of December 1921 Catholic-dominated Ireland re-gained its independence from Britain. (In spite of conflict between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland, UK still colonizes Northern Ireland.)
When Kuwait got its independence from Britain in 1961, Iraq revived an old claim that Kuwait had been part of an Ottoman province in southern Iraq and, therefore, rightfully belongs to Iraq. (This claim has never been properly addressed.)
By 1979, Morocco virtually annexed all Western Sahara - formerly Spanish Sahara - Western Sahara is a region of north-western Africa.
There are many other lands and territories that are still colonized and occupied by France, Britain and USA that I did not put in this compilation. And nobody cares!
Tibet, occupied by China; Northern Cyprus, occupied by Turkey… There are hundreds of major land disputes around the world. Some of them are even much older and bloodier than Arab-Israel conflict.
Only Israel ‘deserved the honour’ of full International attention!