Reform and Land Politics.
1. Shin Bet head
Yuval Diskin told a cabinet meeting recently that the
Palestinian Authority is working secretly to prevent Jewish organisations from buying property in East Jerusalem.
An Egyptian sheikh living in Qatar has given Hamas $21 million to buy buildings
in eastern Jerusalem where the outlawed terrorist organisation, as well as the Palestinian Authority, is trying to establish a power base
Voting for the
recent land reform bill had to be cancelled in the
Knesset on Wednesday as even seven government ministers refused to participate
in the vote. Most of the Knesset felt this would hand the country over to
private speculators and hostile-to-Israel elements.
“Why do we want to sell the holy Land of Israel to
become another piece of real estate?” said Zevulun Orlev, Jewish Home MK.
Jewish Land in Transjordan. The Israel Land Fund, which has bought land and dozens of
houses for Jews in predominantly Arab parts of the Jerusalem area, is now
eyeing property once owned by Jews in neighbouring Transjordan. Fund chairman Aryeh King told AFP, "There are thousands of Jewish properties
in Jordan which were purchased during the Ottoman era and under the British
mandate," adding, "We have records of the ownership." (Transjordan was a part of the Palestinian mandate, which was allocated
for the Jewish state – Eretz Israel. After the British illegally ceded it to Bedouin refugees from the Saudi peninsula, Jews were forced out!)
Thought. by Steven Shamrak
No news agency
has reported that French President Nicolas Sarkozy supported PM Netanyahu's call that Israel is a state for the
Jewish people, but most of them wrote that the French President called on Israel to shut down construction on
West Bank settlements.
Discriminated in Jordan without
International Condemnation. Jordan has begun revoking the Jordanian
citizenship of those people defined by officials as Arabs with roots in Judea
and Samaria. The new policy robs thousands of residents of the kingdom of civil
services. (Maybe it is also time
for Israel to revoke the citizenship
of Arabs and let them
move to Sinai to
build their own independent country!)
Enemy Recognised the Value of Israeli Self-hating Media. The Prince of Bahrain, Sheik Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, has
called on Arab leaders to talk to the Israeli media to facilitate
Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.
Iron Dom Failed
- Iran Must be Stopped. Israeli defence officials say three tests in the US of a missile defence system meant to shield
Israel from Iranian attack have been aborted over the past week. An upgraded
version of the already-deployed Arrow 2 was being
tested off the coast of California when communication glitches
between the missile and the radar led US defence officials to
abort the tests. (The US has been
undermining Israel’s determination to stop the Iranian nuclear program by promoting a defensive program!)
Iran-PA Meeting – Fraternization of the
Enemies. The Palestinian Authority's top negotiator
Saeb Erekat said he had met Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki a week ago in Egypt. He rejected reports that these were the
first such talks, saying the two had been meeting since 2006.
Short-sighted Appeasement Does not Work. Israel is
planning to remove 23 "illegal outposts" from the West Bank in the course of a single day in response
to mounting US demands that it halt all settlement activity. Some 1,200 people
will be evacuated. (No international outcry against
atrocities, which are committed against Jews!)
No Crisis. There is no crisis in
relations between Israel and the United States, despite a lingering dispute -
which will be settled "soon" - over settlement construction in the West Bank, Israel's new ambassador to Washington announced. (Just damaging to Israel's fake PR campaign, but who cares about the feelings
of Jews or the sovereignty of
their country! And every little international piglet feels free to dictate to
Israel what to do, without any diplomatic sensitivity or restraint!)
Lebanon Violating 1701 – UN is Silent. Israel accused
Lebanon of violating United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 on Tuesday
after the explosion of a Hizbullah arms cache
hidden inside a southern Lebanese town. The blast occurred inside the village
of Hirbet Selm, some 20 kilometres north of the Israel-Lebanon border. The
cache contained dozens of 122mm Katyusha rockets as well as high-powered
machine guns. "This is a major violation
of resolution 1701," one official said. "The weaponry was stored inside a village and is proof of our
long-standing claim that Iizbullah uses civilian infrastructure to
hide its weaponry."
What Economic Crisis? The United States has
promised $30 million to rebuild the Palestinian camp of Nahr el-Bared in the
north of Lebanon. And the United States will transfer
$200 million to the PA to help it cover its budget crisis. (The US has no funds to fix its own infrastructure and health system, but
money is always
available for sustaining the fake refugees. Why aren't the US tax-payers asking why?)
What Peace Process? Almost 50% of Palestinians
believe that neither the Fatah nor Hamas is interested in signing a
reconciliation accord, according to a study done by the university of Nablus,
published by the PA.
of the Week: “There
is conclusive historical and archaeological evidence that there has been an
unbroken Jewish presence in Jerusalem since 438 CE, 200 years before the Arab
conquest in 638 CE.
The Jewish claim, therefore, is not based on biblical and historical rights
alone. Jews have always been permanent residents of the Old City, and since
1820, the Jews constituted the largest single community there.” - Rev.
Douglas Young, statement by Evangelical Christians in 1971 – Before the age of phony political correctness even the adversaries of Jews admitted the truth.
Today they are all silent!
Law and IDF's Military Practice.
Kemp, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, told a conference in
Jerusalem on June 18, 2009:
- in any kind of war - is a place of confusion and chaos, of fast-moving
action. In the type of conflict that the Israeli Defense Forces recently fought
in Gaza and in Lebanon, and Britain and America are still fighting in Iraq and
Afghanistan, these age-old confusions and complexities are made one hundred times
worse by the fighting policies and techniques of the enemy.
fighting groups study the international laws of armed conflict carefully and
they understand it well. They know that a British or Israeli commander and his
men are bound by international law and the rules of engagement that flow from
it. They then do their utmost to exploit what they view as one of their enemy's main weaknesses. Their very modus operandi is built on the correct
assumption that Western armies will normally abide by the rules, while these
insurgents employ a deliberate policy of operating consistently outside
their property are routinely exploited by these groups, in deliberate and
flagrant violation of international laws or reasonable norms of civilised behaviour. Protected buildings, mosques, schools, and
hospitals are used as strongholds. Legal and proportional responses by a
Western army will be deliberately exploited and manipulated in order to produce
international outcry and condemnation.
Hamas' military capability was deliberately positioned behind the human shield
of the civilian population. They also ordered, forced when necessary, men,
women and children from their own population to stay put in places they knew
were about to be attacked by the IDF. Israel was fighting an enemy that is
deliberately trying to sacrifice their own people, deliberately trying to lure
you into killing their own innocent civilians.
And Hamas, like
Hizbullah, is also highly expert at driving the media agenda. They will always
have people ready to give interviews condemning Israeli forces for war crimes.
They are adept at staging and distorting incidents.
the IDF gave at least four hours' notice to civilians to
leave areas targeted for attack. The IDF dropped over 900,000 leaflets warning
the population of impending attacks to allow them to leave designated areas.
The IDF phoned over 30,000 Palestinian households in Gaza, urging them in
Arabic to leave homes where Hamas might have stashed weapons or be preparing to
helicopter missions that could have taken out Hamas military capability were
cancelled if there was too great a risk of civilian casualties in the area.
During the conflict, the IDF allowed huge amounts of humanitarian aid into
Gaza, even though delivering aid virtually into your enemy's hands is to the military tactician normally quite unthinkable.
By taking these actions the
IDF did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any
other army in the history of warfare.