Real Friendship Recognised by Action

by Juergen Baetz

A senior German official says the government has approved the subsidized sale of another Dolphin-type military submarine to Israel. The official says Germany has set aside euro135 million ($180 million) in next year's budget to pay for about a third of its cost.

Dolphin-class submarines are capable of carrying nuclear-tipped missiles, but there is no evidence that Israel has armed them with such weapons.

Israel already has three Dolphin submarines from Germany - one half-funded and two entirely funded by Berlin, a staunch Israeli ally. An agreement between the two nations included an option for another subsidized submarine which was now activated at Israel's request.

Honest Mistake or Sabotage?

Israel is seeking clarifications from the United States to ensure bunker buster bombs it recently purchased are not carrying defective fuses that could cause their premature detonation. Recently the US settled a lawsuit against a defence contractor for allegedly supplying it with faulty fuses. The laser-guided bomb, GBU-28, weighs about 5,000 pounds and is reportedly capable of penetrating 100 feet of dirt or alternatively 20 feet of concrete.

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

The Turkish government persistently denies that the Ottoman empire committed genocide in 1915, insisting that “only” 300,000 Armenians were killed. Like there is a difference! A similar ‘argument’ has been used by some Holocaust deniers. Moral failure of the international community to condemn genocide of Armenians by Turks led to the slaughter of 6 million Jews in Europe by Nazis! The same lack of morality is behind the anti-Israel propaganda, which is supporting Arabs’ intention to commit a second Holocaust.

PA Rejects Peace, even the Economic One

The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has rejected the "economic peace" proposal put forth by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The "economic peace" plan envisages Israeli moves to build economic prosperity in PLO enclaves in Judea and Samaria in exchange for security and calm in Israel's biblical heartland.

Israel Cancels Defence Deal With Turkey

Israel has canceled a $141 million defence deal with Turkey, a reflection of the steep deterioration in relations between the former ‘allies’. Israeli officials are concerned that Turkey could deliver the state-of-the-art airborne intelligence units to third parties hostile to Israel.

No Business as Arms for Oil Business

The Obama administration is moving ahead with the sale of nearly $US11 billion worth of arms and training for the Iraqi military - some of which have already been delivered, despite concerns that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is consolidating his authority in a one-party Shiite-dominated state and abandoning the US-backed power-sharing government. Mr Maliki has failed to carry out an agreement that would have limited his ability to marginalize the Sunnis and turn the military into a sectarian force.

How UNESCO Funds 'Hitlerism'

When the United Nations celebrated its 50th anniversary, UNESCO refused to mention the Shoah - the Holocaust - in its World War II resolution, intentionally ignoring Israel’s request to include a reference to the destruction of European Jewry. Since then, the UN’s cultural body has passed from ignoring the Jewish requests to an obsessive promotion of Hitlerism in the Arab world. The latest number of Zayzafuna, the Palestinian Authority magazine for children, included an essay submitted by a teenage girl in which Adolf Hitler is presented as a positive figure to be admired because he killed Jews in order to benefit the world. Since August 2011, the magazine is financed by UNESCO and the MDG Achievement Fund, another UN foundation funded by the Spanish government.

Under the Cloud of Iranian Threat

US officials said that the Obama administration is poised to announce the sale of F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. The deal will send 84 new fighter jets and upgrades for 70 more for a total of $29.4 billion. (This deal will seriously compromise Israel’s security. Perpetuating Islamic terror is good for business!)

Cave of Patriarchs is Israel's Foundation

The commander of the Hevron Region of the Israel Police, Col. Yitzchak Rachamim said during the candle lighting ceremony at the Cave of Patriarchs: "Our primary goal is that not only Jews from Diaspora will visit the Cave of Patriarchs, but also the residents of Israel will all flock in multitudes to this holy site. We identify fully with the importance of the place - this is the foundation of the state of Israel. The policemen and officers of the Hevron Region serve in this dear and holy place out of a sense of mission, challenge and destiny."

Israel Need to Learn from Enemies

Turkey cuts ties with France over Armenian genocide. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he would cancel all political, economic and military meetings between representatives of Turkey and France. He also forbade French aircraft from landing in Turkey and said French ships were no longer welcome in Turkey's ports. (Israel must stand up against international bigotry for the rights of Jewish people to live in peace in Eretz-Israel!)

When One Hand Doesn’t Know What Another Does!

Defence Minister Ehud Barak said that the IDF would demolish 'outposts,' regardless of any 'deals' made. Defence Minister Ehud Barak denied that he had acted on his own and ignored a deal to ensure that Ramat Gilad would not be demolished. “I can understand aiming for a compromise, but one way or another, illegal outposts will be taken down,” Barak said. “Jews cannot settle on land whose ownership is disputed by Arabs.” (Betrayal of Zionists by governments in Israel has became a norm. Anyone can dispute anything! It stops Jews from reclaiming Jewish ancestral land. Israel needs to remove gutless politicians from government!!)

Sunni Arab Regime Change Force is Created

The Qatar oil emirate, encouraged by its successful participation in the campaign to overthrow Libya's Muammar Qaddafi, has established a Sunni Arab intervention force to expedite the drive for Syrian President Bashar Assad's ouster. The new highly mobile force boosts the anti-Assad Free Syrian Army, whose numbers have jumped to 20,000 fighters, armed and funded by Qatar and now forming into military battalions and brigades at their bases in Turkey.

Current Gaza Policy does not Work

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said there is "no escape" from launching a major operation to root out Hamas in Gaza. "From time to time, we face rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and we understand the continuing buildup from the Egypt region," Gantz said. "I believe that the state of Israel cannot continue to live under the active threat of Hamas in the Gaza Strip." (In order to stop terror attacks Israel need to plan and implement the Sinai Option!)

So Much for Reconciliation

The Hamas government decided to ban Fatah’s 47th anniversary celebrations in the Gaza Strip. Hamas has prohibited Fatah celebrations in the Gaza Strip since 2007, when the Islamist movement seized control of the area. Fatah condemned the ban as a breach of the reconciliation process with Hamas. (In 1964 the fake nation was forged in order to destroy Israel!)

Meddling in Israel’s Affairs

In a highly unusual response to criticism from European nations on the Security Council, the Israeli Foreign Ministry bluntly accused the countries of “interfering with Israel’s domestic affairs” and warned that they risked making themselves “irrelevant.” The Foreign Ministry’s response came a day after a joint statement by Britain, France, Germany and Portugal, delivered at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (At least one Israeli ministry is able to say it  straight!)

Unholy Muslim Business - Hezbollah Laundered Drug Money

The Hezbollah terrorist organization is in hot water over a scheme to launder hundreds of millions of dollars, using American banks and other financial institutions to process money earned from drug trafficking in South America. According to a British security source, Hezbollah also sets up straw companies in African and Arab countries which then sell vehicles and/or other goods. Hezbollah operatives also steal passports, which are then used to cover terrorists as they travel the world to raise money. (And none of this attracts international outrage nor condemnation!)

Quote of the Week:

“We are sending today a clear and unequivocal message that the armed resistance and the armed struggle are our strategic choice and way in order to liberate the Palestinian land from the sea (Mediterranean) to the river (Jordan) and to expel the intruders and plunderers from the land of Palestine. Hamas will lead with this (Palestinian) people and the steadfast resistance organisations Intifada after Intifada till the liberation of Palestine is accomplished.” - Hamas’ Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh - He did not say which river, as ‘liberation’ of Jordan is part of the plan. And, he knows that there are no such people as Palestinian!

The Most Succesful Export of the PLO

At least 32 people were killed and 116 wounded as they poured out of the packed Christmas-morning Mass in St. Theresa Catholic Church near Abuja, the capital, according to Interior Minister Abba Moro. Four other bombs took at least three lives elsewhere in the country. Boko Haram, a group whose aim is to impose a strict interpretation of Islamic Shari'a on Africa's most populous country, took credit for the attacks. One-third of Nigerian states already live under Shari'a. (PLO perfected the art of terror, suicide and car bombings, in Israel terrorizing Jews and Lebanese during the civil war in Lebanon. Now these Islamic tools of terror are successfully used by Al Qaeda and other Islamic organizations in order to subvert and terrorize the non-Muslim population world-wide.)