Myth of Moderate Muslims.
Here is just an example of the behaviour and attitude of two major ‘moderate’ Muslim countries. Fundamentally, there is no difference between them and Iran, Syria or Saudi Arabia.
"Israel should be barred from the United Nations while it ignores the organization's calls to stop fighting in Gaza", Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "How is such a country, which totally ignores and does not implement resolutions of the UN Security Council, allowed to enter through the gates of the UN?" (No such outrage or calls against current terror-sponsor states like Iran, Syria, Lebanon , Sudan or Libya in the past. Turkey's prime minister says he is not an Islamist, but many doubt him even in his own country. Turkey is illegally occupies northern Cyprus or attacks on Kurds - No outrage?) Jewish students in Turkey were forced to participate in demonstrations against Israel during Operation Cast Lead and had to wear a symbol on their clothing against Israel and say the sentence, "Allah will punish Israel. A rabbi from the area said the student has been severely traumatized.
Egypt is the key to any plan to end smuggling of arms into Gaza , but university expert, Dr. Michael Widlanski, says that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is a double dealer who cannot be trusted. He warns that smuggling will continue despite the international community's vow to stop it. (It is not an eye-opener. Egypt has been playing this anti-Israel game since the Camp David agreement, but the international community and Israel pretend that Egypt is a 'moderate' Muslim state!) Egyptian police made a sweeping arrest of 350 Muslim Brotherhood. (Egypt uses Hamas, which is part of the Muslim Brotherhood, against Israel but keeps its own security tight!)
''Waltzing with Bachir'', the film by Israeli director Ari Folman that just won the award for best foreign film in Hollywood ...has been banned in Lebanon.
Last week's major events were the withdrawal of the IDF from Gaza and the inauguration of Obama, but nothing changed for Pollard and Shalit. They are still suffering injustice!
NOTE: Pollard has already served almost 24 years of a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel. Despite valiant efforts by supporters worldwide, American prisoner Jonathan Pollard was not freed in the final moments of George Bush's presidency.
Hard to Believe: Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak (Labor) is optimistic, saying ''things will stay calm for a long time in the south of the country.'' (Is he delusional or it is just a political Wishful thinking?)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
In spite of worldwide economic crises, anti-Israel international hypocrisies are lining up with donations of billions of dollars to "rebuild" the terrorist's nest in Gaza again. Nobody wants to know that two thirds of Gaza is in the Sinai and the best way to resolve the conflict would be to allow all of the population of Gaza to reunite in Sinai with a fresh chance to rebuild their life in peace over there. The total population of Sinai is 250,000 people with contiguous land comparable by size with the Palestinian mandate, including trans-Jordan, which was illegally ceded from the mandate!
Always too Quick to Apologise. At a security cabinet meeting, PM Ehud Olmert said, ''in the name of the Israeli government, I want to express my sadness over the wrongdoings inflicted on civilians, for the pain that we caused them and for the suffering they and their families have endured because of the intolerable situation created by the Hamas.'' (Has Hamas apologised for 8 years of bombing the civilian population in Israel or using the Gazan population as a human shield? Has Gilad Shalit been released by the Hamas thugs? Israel has nothing to apologise for!)
Internal, Ruthless Hate Amongst Fake Palestinians. Even during the most intense Israeli offensives Hamas continued to hunt down, torture and kill members of its rival for political control A Fatah spokesman announced that the movement had evidence of 16 murders of Fatah members, over 80 crippling shootings and hundreds of home imprisonments carried out by Hamas. (I am sure that they will be added to the list of the 'humanitarian casualties'!)
Inability to Learn Perpetuates Suffering. The association of victims of terrorism, Almagor, called the ceasefire in Gaza a ''historic error.'' It said that before establishing a ceasefire, the government should have wiped out the armed wing of the Hamas. (For 60 years, Israel has had military superiority but has been unwilling to use it to end Arab terror and reunite Jewish land. Yet again Olmert repeats the mistake of the last war in Lebanon!)
Islamic Propaganda does not Care about Facts. A new $60,000 advertising campaign by the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations claims on that Jesus was a Muslim. A blogger wrote "Apparently they will say anything to try to get people to convert to Islam. What ever happened to honesty?" We owe it to our fellow Americans to let them know that Islam stands for peace," said Altaf Ali, of CAIR's south Florida chapter. (Is that why the majority of terrorist attacks and the main conflicts around the world are Islam related?)
Still Living in a Fairy Tale Land. Germany has presented a five-point ceasefire plan for Gaza. It calls for humanitarian aid, the outlawing of all illegal weapons' smuggling, re-opening of crossing points, aid for reconstruction and jumpstarting a peace process. (This pretence plan will never work and they know it! Transfer of the Gazan population to Sinai, as a means to ending the terror attacks on Israel, is still ignored!)
Quote of the Week: "The loss of civilian life in Gaza and Israel is a source of deep concern for me" - the US President Obama stated during election campaign. - Please, tell it to Hamas! They have been sending rockets to kill Israeli civilians for years! Israel has enough terrorists to target in Gaza, those who use willing and martyrdom-eager 'civilians' as human shields.
Political Correctness Gone Mad. The Israeli ambulance service, Magen David Adom, has defended its decision to open a clinic for Gaza residents. Jews in Israel and throughout the world protested the decision to give medical aid to a hostile civilian population. (Has the Red Crescent done the same for the Jewish victims of Arab terror in Sderot? Jews all over the world donate toward saving Jewish lives in Israel by MDA, not for saving the murderous terror infested population, which hates Jews and facilitates the destruction of Israel!)
What War? What Ceasefire? It's Election Time! Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin told the cabinet a week ago that Hamas would resume smuggling arms into Gaza within a few months, despite Israel 's recent destruction of many tunnels used for this purpose. The good news for the Olmert-Livni-Barak team: Diskin thinks the smuggling will only resume full force after the Knesset elections. (...and back to the 'circle of violence' and yet more self-destructive concessions!) Hamas characterized Olmert's statement as "failure speech number 2," referring to the Second Lebanon War. "Through his declarations, Olmert attempted to avoid a commission of inquiry that would look into the war's failure."
This War Must not be in Vain!
by Steven Shamrak.
(I originally wrote this article over two years ago. Unfortunately, the same inept political idiocy still prevails and prevents the Israeli army from doing its job properly and ending the Islamic terror against Jews in Israel: A week ago, during a cabinet meeting, Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin said, ''the damage inflicted on the Hamas is not permanent. If Israel does not follow the situation closely, in several months' time, we could go back to square one.'' Israel's politicians are unable to learn. Like the US President Barak Obama said: "It is time for change!")
Since the Israel's withdrawal from Gaza several months ago, Gaza has become a launching pad for various Arab terror groups. Over 1,000 rockets and an uncountable number of mortar shells have been fired toward Israel. Last months attack on the security post and the kidnapping of an Israeli solder by Hamas was the last straw. If anyone thinks that all of this is just a random act of terror - they are sadly mistaken.
The coordinated war against Israel had been waged even before the inception of the Jewish state. It had been carried out on the fields of battle and in the corridors of the United Nations (and, before that, the League of Nations). It is a well co-ordinated effort greased by oil and anti-Semitism!
Immediately after the military escalation in Gaza, Hezbollah was prepared for military operations, with well planed attacks on Israeli border patrols and the firing of hundreds of long-range missiles. At the same time the diplomatic war was activated. It did not take long for Qatar to prepare and table an anti-Israel resolution in the U.N. Security Council. Contrary to the belief of many, the US support for Israel will not last long. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has already urged Israel to exercise restraint, as has President Bush.
Arab neighbours have forced Israel to fight many wars against them. A while ago the late president of Egypt Saddat said: "We only need to win one war!" Fortunately for Jews, Israel has won each of them, so far. Every time Israel was about to end the conflict with a decisive victory over her Arab enemies, the international community, including the USA, stepped in and denied Jews victory by threat of military, economic and political actions against Israel.
The Lebanese government is responsible for Hezbollah's hostility towards Israel. Since Israel left Lebanon in 2000, it has disarmed all of the militias except Hezbollah. The Lebanese army was not deployed in Southern Lebanon and for years the group was given complete freedom of action. At the same time, the Olmert government, as the executioner of a Disengagement plan, is completely responsible for the escalation of Arab terror from Gaza. It is a well known fact that for Arab Palestinians nothing is going to be enough, even if Israel gives it all up: Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Jerusalem. But the gutless self-hating and corrupt Israeli politicians choose to ignore this fact!
For how long do Jews have to tolerate the stupidity of their own governments, the duplicity and blatant anti-Semitism of the international community and the openly expressed intention of Arab countries to destroy Israel? The time has come to use the military advantage Israel has at the moment to crush our enemies once and for all. Otherwise, with the rising oil crises and the world's oil dependency, as well as the possible development of Islamic WMD, it will be too late. Israel must regain full control over Jewish land and remove terror-infested hostile populations from our land - Eretz-Israel. Israel must not miss this opportunity. We must act now! (Does anyone listen in the Knesset?)