Israel Must be self-Reliant!
In a reversal of her stated position as a presidential candidate, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed that an Iranian attack on Israel would no longer be considered as an attack on America. Speaking during an interview on ABC TV, she said "I think there would be retaliation. And I think part of what is clear is, we want to avoid a - a Middle East arms race which leads to nuclear weapons being in the possession of other countries in the Middle East." She would not, however, repeat her explicit statement from 2008 that the U.S. would be a part of such retaliation.
When asked if her new statement was official U.S. policy, Clinton dodged the question, "I think it is U.S. policy to the extent that we have alliances and understandings with a number of nations (too evasive). I don't think there is any doubt in anyone's mind that, were Israel to suffer a nuclear attack by Iran, there would be retaliation."
(After a nuclear attack, American ‘retaliation’ would bring little comfort to the remaining Jews in Israel! If some people did not have doubts about the US before they do now! The United States has never been an honest and reliable partner of Israel and many of its other allies, which were sold out when it was convenient for the United States. Israel was assured by the US that the Oslo agreement would not move toward a two-states solution, but it did; the understanding about Jewish settlement which Israel had with president Bush has been ignored and unilaterally thrown into the rubbish bin by the new administration and there is no longer any commitment “to come to Israel’s defence”. After a nuclear attack there would be little need for the US to defend Israel. Self-reliance and pursuit of the Jewish National goal is the best option for the survival of the Jewish state!)
The election in Iran has proved her wrong again. Only three months ago U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: I want to see what the president's engagement will bring… I think there's an enormous amount of potential for change, if the Iranians are willing to pursue that." Even president Obama admitted "The difference between Ahmadinejad and Mousavi in terms of their actual policies may not be as great as has been advertised," "Either way we are going to be dealing with an Iranian regime that has historically been hostile to the United States."
Both Iranian are fundamentalists serving the Ayatollah's dictatorship. As Mossad chief Meir Dagan said "we mustn't forget Mousavi is the one who started the (Iranian) nuclear program." (Iranians are not willing to pursue change for peace – just a cosmetic change! Israel can neither wait for the actual nuclear attack from Iran nor afford the stupidity of wishful thinking and policy of appeasement the Obama administration has adopted!)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Opening parking lots in Jerusalem on Sabbath, especially next to the Welling Wall, the holiest Jewish place – Is it not like brining a leg of ham to Mecca?
Considering the response of the United States to one terror attack perpetrated by Al Quaida, what do you think the appropriate response by Israel should be after more than 60 years of continuous terror attacks perpetrated by or on behalf of fake nation, the Palestinians?
Obama and Clinton Lied Again! Elliot Abrams, who served under United States Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, took issue on Thursday with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's claims that there were no understandings between the Bush administration and Israel about construction for natural growth in Judea and Samaria. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Abrams said, "Despite fervent denials by Obama administration officials, there were indeed agreements between Israel and the United States regarding the growth of Israeli settlements on the West Bank."
Emotional Cruelty of Hamas. Hamas cannot confirm or deny if captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is still alive, said an official authorized to speak on the issue. "The crazy war on the Gaza Strip wiped out everything so we don't know if Shalit is still alive or if he has died". He said that Israel still has to go ahead with talks to exchange Shalit for a number of Arab prisoners "whether the soldier was dead or alive." (For three years Hamas did not offer any proof of life, did not allow the IRC to visit Shalit, and changed its demands any time the negotiations came closer to an agreement. It means that since the abduction Hamas has been playing a cruel game!)
That is What They were After. Long time PA diplomat Saeb Erekat told the BBC that the Palestinians are currently in a position of strength compared to Israel, thanks to the pressure Washington is putting on the Netanyahu government. (Only self-respect and determination to achieve the Jewish National Goal can bring back strength to Israel and Jews!)
Quote of the Week:
“You ought to let the Jews have Jerusalem; it was they who made it famous.” - Winston Churchill to diplomat Evelyn Shuckburgh, 1955, Descent to Suez; Diaries 1951-1956 – Even he understood the importance of Jerusalem for Jews!
Jerusalem Will Always be Ours. "Unified Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Jerusalem always has been and always will be ours and it will never be divided again," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "Jerusalem will never be divided again" (To end any ambiguity and painful speculation, the idea of a Jewish “Unified Jerusalem” and all Jewish land must be adopted by the Knesset as the irreversible law of the state of Israel!)
Islamic Brotherly Love. The death toll from suicide truck bombing in northern Iraq has risen to almost 80 and wounded 211 people, destroying at least 50 buildings. It occurred in a busy area near a mosque in the town of Taza, about 10 miles southwest of Kirkuk. (The different brands of Islam have been hating each other, as much as they despise infidels, for centuries. By isolating them the Western democracies will be able to prevent an Islamic onslaught and contain the spread of terror! Whatever they do to each other in their own country is not our business.)
Will Biblical Ark be Revealed? Patriarch Abuna Pauolos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church told reporters that the time had come to reveal the Holy Ark before the world: "The Ark of the Covenant has been in Ethiopia for many centuries. As Patriarch, I have seen it with my own eyes”. But he failed on Friday to make good on a promise of an announcement regarding the Ark of the Covenant. (Was it a publicity stunt?)
Must the ‘Show’ Go on? Syrian President Bashar Assad rejected the offer of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a resumption of peace talks between the two countries and stressed that Israel is well aware that the basis for talks is full withdrawal from the Golan Heights. (And this is after so many publicity stunts - promotion of Syrian interest to negotiate peace with Israel!)
Hypocricy of the Headlines.
“Israel seen as test of Obama’s credibility” – Houston Chronicle – Why isn’t the US president’s credibility tested by resolving the current economic crisis, or implementation of promised health reforms or restoration of the crumbling and aging US infrastructure? Aren’t those issues more important to American voters and weren’t they promised to be resolved during the election campaign?
New Broom in Lebanon with the Same Attitude. Lebanon will not conduct an independent peace track with Israel and may not even join the Arab peace initiative: "the Arab initiative includes many countries for the peace process, and Lebanon will come as we see fit." said Hariri, the 39-year-old so-called moderate leader of the largest parliamentary bloc, which dealt a major setback to Hizbullah and its Syrian and Iranian backers, but his hateful attitude toward Israel is the same as others!
It Is Expensive to Live under Terror Threat. A report in the Economist revealed that Israel has the highest per capita spending on defense in the world. Israel’s total defense expenditure in 2008 was $16.2 billion, or a ratio of more than $2,300 per person. The United States posted the second largest ratio at $2,000 per person.
Over 100,000 Arabs Live Illegally on Jewish-Owned Land in Jerusalem and Israeli government and JNF do nothing about it!
Key land in Qalandiya and Kfar Akeb is owned by the Jewish National Fund (JNF), which over the years has allowed tens of thousands of Arabs to illegally squat on its land, resulting in the current Arab majority. The organization bought the land in the early 1920s using Jewish donor funds for the specific purpose of Jewish settlement.
Arabs first constructed facilities illegally in Qalandiya and Kfar Akeb between 1948 and 1967, prior to the 1967 Six-Day War during which Israel retook control of the entire city of Jerusalem. The bulk of illegal Arab construction in Qalandiya occurred in the past 20 years, with construction of several new Arab apartment complexes taking place in just the past two years. Neither the Israeli government nor JNF took any concrete measures to stop the illegal building, which continues today. (Why isn’t President Obama talking about this illegal expansion of Arab settlements?)