by Hana Levi Julian
A thousand young people, members of the ‘Sovereignty Youth Movement, from across Israel signed a joint call to the heads of the right-wing parties to include the application of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria in their coalition guidelines for the next government.
In their appeal to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, MK Naftali Bennett, MK Bezalel Smotrich, Gideon Sa’ar and MK Avigdor Liberman the youths called for not being satisfied with promises and declarations; “promises made in the past to apply sovereignty must be kept,” they demanded in a new campaign.
“This time, don’t just make promises – this time keep the promises!”
They demand the application of Israel’s sovereignty in Judea and Samaria be included in the coalition guidelines for any government in which the right-wing takes part.
“The people who vote right wing deserve to have a right-wing government; you have the power to do it!”
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Jews have always been advisers, clever jesters, ministers to rulers in the Diaspora - but never had the power to make really important decisions! When something was done well and people were happy ‘kings’ took credit; otherwise, Jews were blamed for failures. Even now, having our own state, Jewish leadership is still unable to break this mental barrier and remains in a 'galut’, mentality! Jew-hate is a religion - regardless if a hater is Christian, Muslim, Democrat, Socialist, Communist or Nazi, intelligent or idiot! No rational response or justification is able to end it, or even change the mind of an Anti-Semite. Only a strong, proud, confident and unapologetic Israel will!
As Israel heads to the polls next week for the fourth time in two years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought to capitalize on his new partnership with the United Arab Emirates. But the UAE has been mostly muted - and perhaps unimpressed - in response to Netanyahu’s ebullient descriptions of billions in Emirati commercial investments and promises of a historic meeting with the powerful Abu Dhabi crown prince, the de facto ruler of the UAE!
A tunnel has been dug at the initiative of the Palestinian Authority near the Israeli communities of Telem and Adora on Mount Hebron. The area where the tunnel was dug is under Israeli jurisdiction, but the PA has been attempting to take over land in the area through various means, including paving roads, planting seedlings in rocky territory to lay claim to the land. (...and nothing is being done again about it by the Israeli government! When will stupidity end? The PA can’t pay for vaccination of the population under its control, but has no problem with funding digs of terror tunnels, and payments to terrorists!)
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi thanked Russia for its efforts to recover the remains of Israelis in Syria, during a meeting in Moscow. Russian soldiers are reportedly searching for legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen’s remains. In 2019, the Russian army found the remains of IDF soldier Zachary Baumel, who had been missing since 1982, and returned them to Israel. The remains of two other soldiers declared missing in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub, during the 1982 Lebanon War, have yet to be recovered.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy unveiled a new missile city with a wide range of cruise and ballistic missiles. Also on display: a missile system capable of shifting its focus on given targets after being launched. (What is Israel waiting for – hundreds of rockets with nuclear heads flying toward Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem?)
One day ahead of the Israeli election, that Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman will not agree to normalize relations with Israel until a full-fledged Palestinian state is established. At the same time, Crown Prince Ben Salman believes, that regional leaders should give the highest priority to economic development and diversity to rescue the people of the region from corruption and poverty, and not use the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as an excuse. (They still hate Israel, but need Jews to help Arabs states to deal with Iran, and raise "economic development"!)
Quote of the Week:
"The decision of the Court in The Hague is political, miserable and anti-Semitic. Instead of dealing with countries that actually violate human rights, they are harassing us. The basis of this investigation is completely political, not legal." - Former Justice Minister, MK Ayelet Shaked, from Yamina party.
Biden vs Trump Factor!
Internal document reveals US looking to reverse Trump-era policy by reinstating financial aid to Palestinians and taking tougher stance on Israeli settlement activities. The goal is to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace under a two-state solution framework “based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed land swaps and agreements on security and refugees.”
The Hashemite kingdom - which kept a low profile during the term of former US President Donald Trump, a close Netanyahu ally - now believes the winds have shifted and Joe Biden will show a more balanced (anti-Israel) approach. When Jordan sabotaged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to the United Arab Emirates last week. Netanyahu had been due to meet the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, to mark the historic agreement between Israel and the UAE.
Americans continue to favour Israel over the Palestinians, yet their support for the Palestinian Authority (PA) has increased to 30 percent.
The percentage of Americans wanting more pressure exerted on the Israel has increased from 27 percent to 34 percent. This is the highest level of demand for pressuring Israel since 2007. The majority of those favouring pressure on Israel are Democrats.
Four more Arab nations are in talks for normalization with Israel to join the “circle of peace” in the Middle East. The announcement reinforces predictions made last year by then-US President Donald Trump, and earlier this month by his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Former senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Mauritania are on the way to reaching peace deals.