by Aaron Klein
The campaign of rock-throwing and other acts of violence and intimidation has been targeting Jews in Eastern sections of Jerusalem - areas the Palestinians claim as a future capital. The Palestinian claim has been bolstered by Obama administration behind-the-scenes support.
Netanyahu lashed out at the international community for failing to condemn PA support of terrorism. “The (car) attack in Jerusalem was supported by the head of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen (Abbas),” Netanyahu said.
“(Abbas) also praises the murderers and is close to the organization that the terrorists belong to -- Hamas. We are encountering weakness from the international community against these actions from the Palestinian Authority president. They are not willing to say two words, or even one word of criticism against him,” the Israeli prime minister said.
Over the past few weeks, Arabs have engaged in a systemic campaign of rock throwing at Jerusalem’s light-rail system, attacking train cars as they pass through Eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods.
UN political chief Jeffrey Feltman warned in an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday that Israel's plans for further settlements in east Jerusalem threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state. Close ally the United States also warned against Israel's plans. The council met at the request of member Jordan on behalf of the Palestinians, who are insisting upon a halt to such settlement efforts. (How many emergency meetings has the UN had to discuss Russian aggression against Ukraine, Chinese intrusion into territorial waters of her neighbors, the Ebola pandemic, the rise of Islamic State? Only Israel is the subject of such ‘special’ attention!)
Prime Minister Netanyahu opened the Knesset's winter session with a wide-ranging speech emphasizing the country's security concerns and Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.
The prime minister reiterated that terrorism does not come from Jerusalem construction it "comes from the desire of our enemies for us not to be here at all."
The prime minister further stated that "the Palestinians must have a desire for peace as well, and unfortunately I see no such desire."
The Israeli leader subtly criticized the American administration's priorities following their focus on the threat posed by radical Islamist rebels at the expense of the negotiations with Iran. "To defeat the Islamic State and leave Iran as a threshold-state is to win the battle but lose the war."
A rocket from Gaza was fired on Friday night towards the Eshkol region in southern Israel. The rocket was detected by the IDF’s tracking system. The IDF initially claimed that the rocket had fell in Gaza, but it was later discovered that the rocket had flown over the border.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
Almost 5,000 people have
been killed by Ebola! On Sept. 16 the UN
declared that $988 million is needed to tackle it over the next six months in
food cart - Conflict Kitchen, a pop-up restaurant located at the intersection
Israel temporarily closed the Temple Mount (to prevent violence) for Jews and Muslims on Thursday following the assassination attempt on Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick in Jerusalem the night before, and the US State Department lost no time criticizing Israel for the move.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has decided (again) to end the
de facto building freeze in
Teen Terrorist was US Citizen
The United States Monday blasted Israel for pledging to build 1,000 more Jewish homes in Jerusalem, saying any such move would be "incompatible" with peace efforts. Washington repeatedly condemns moves to build Jewish homes in Jerusalem, as well as in Judea and Samaria - despite ample evidence that both would solve a fatally deepening housing crisis in an area that's 90% unpopulated. "We continue to make our position absolutely clear that we view settlement activity as illegitimate and unequivocally oppose unilateral steps that prejudge the future of Jerusalem," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. (Is constant terror attacks on Jews by PA terrorists compatible with peace? The peace process is a fake! Have the courage to admit it.)
The Ministerial Committee on Legislation approved a bill submitted by MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) that would enable the Knesset to override a High Court decision to strike down a law it had previously legislated. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Labor) filed an appeal against it. This means that the legislation process will be frozen until the entire government discusses the bill and approves it.
Hypocrisy of the Headlines:
“Sweden officially recognises
state of Palestine in attempt to help end decades of conflict with Israel” - What a pathetic attempt to use anti-Semitic spin to justify despicable
international treatment of
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman
on its vast experience with arid lands,
of Egyptians living along the border with the Gaza Strip evacuated their homes
on Wednesday, after the army ordered them out to make way for a planned buffer
zone meant to stop militants and smugglers. Officials said residents of the
border town of
Quote of the Week:
are many who believe that just having some territorial concessions will
conclude it. But I don’t think this is right… The conflict is about the
existence of the Jewish state and not about the creation of the Palestinian
one. Any territory that was delivered to them after
(The Western anti-Semites are blinded by their hate toward Jews and in spite of so many indications and direct warnings refuse to face the truth that they are, not Jews, the main target of annihilation! Killing “infidels” or converting them to Islam has been the main objective of Al Qaida and of ISIL now - Christians first. ISIL did not invent this doctrine - it is in Quran! The policy of religious persecution is widely practiced in all Muslim countries.)
The cover photo shows a black ISIS flag flying over the Vatican. A booklet describes the terrorist army’s desires to conquer Rome and “break the cross,”
According to some Islamic traditions, the Islamic prophet Muhammad predicted that the occupation of Istanbul, Jerusalem and Rome would pave the way for the Islamic messiah or mahdi...
The declaration surfaces amid growing concern over the widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle East. ISIS has executed hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Christians throughout Iraq and forced many to flee the country...
“Across the Middle East, in the last 10 years, 100,000 Christians have been murdered each year. That means every five minutes a Christian is killed because of his faith,” said Father Gabriel Nadaf...
An estimated 12 million Christians lived in the Middle East. But that number has been thought to have decreased drastically since the ISIS summer takeover of nearly half of Iraq, including the city of Mosul, which had been home to Christians for 2,000 years…
In Egypt, Coptic Christians have been targeted by violence from the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi groups. There have been reports of church burnings and killings of Christians.
In Syria, al-Qaida-linked rebels have threatened to kill Christians who do not join the fight against President Bashar Al-Assad.
Iran has persecuted Christians relentlessly as well - recently making headlines for burning the lips of a Christian man caught eating during the Ramadan fast.