by Y Rabinovitz
Responding to a letter signed by over 1,000 EU politicians, Yesha Council condemns EU "meddling" & calls on PM to honour promises. The Yesha Council has issued its official response to a letter published earlier last Wednesday by over a thousand lawmakers from European countries, urging their leaders to block any Israeli attempt to apply sovereignty to regions they define as the “Occupied Territories.”
Politicians from more than 25 countries signed the letter, which was published in multiple media outlets, calling application of sovereignty, “fatal to the prospects of Israeli-Palestinian peace.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stated that he intends to begin the process of applying sovereignty to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley next week.
“This is not the first time that the European Union has meddled in the internal affairs of the State of Israel,” the Council’s statement reads. “We would like to remind the European Union that the State of Israel is a sovereign state that is quite capable of reaching its own decisions without third-party intervention.
“We request of the Prime Minister to honour the promise he made before the latest round of elections, and to apply sovereignty over Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley. Mr. Prime Minister, do not submit to international pressure. Do the right thing, with no (construction) freezes, no communities left isolated (within Palestinian enclaves), and with no terror state established in the heart of the State of Israel.”
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Quite often, when I argue Israel’s case with non-Jews or self-hating Jews, they play “Yes, but game”. They brush off any factual pro-Israel argument and come with emotional statements, like “poor Palestinians…” etc. In a climate of modern political correctness any form of discrimination - be it racism, homophobia and even Islamophobia – are vigorously confronted by public and even prosecutable by law in many countries. Anti-Semitism, often hiding as anti-Zionism/Israel, is the only ugly tradition international Jew-hating bigots and governments are unwilling to get rid of!
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called Israel’s US-backed plans to annex parts of the West Bank a “water shed moment” and urged Israel to reconsider undermining the two-state solution and destabilizing the area. “If implemented, annexation would constitute a most serious violation of international law, grievously harm the prospect of a two-State solution and undercut the possibilities of a renewal of negotiations.” (What "international law"? Create another enemy state on Jewish land? What "negotiations"? They are only interested in the destruction of Israel!)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has brought down the hammer on Defense Minister Benny Gantz, telling him if he doesn’t support his push for sovereignty then he can expect a fourth election. Gantz and Gabi Ashkenaz objected to applying sovereignty in the Jewish settlements of Judea and Samaria, with American approval. Gantz went ahead and lied to President Trump himself during their meeting in Washington. Behind closed doors, apparently, Blue & White is determined to do everything in its power to sabotage the move.
Two rockets fired towards southern Israel on Friday night just a day after Hamas warned Jerusalem against annexation. IAF jets struck a rocket manufacturing workshop and a weapons manufacturing facility belonging to Hamas in the coastal enclave, strikes which “will impede the Hamas terror organization’s future capabilities.” (Nothing will change until all enemies are removed from Jewish land!)
“Following our obligations and responsibilities under international law (which one?), annexation would have consequences for our close relationship with Israel and will not be recognized by us,” the French Ambassador to the UN said. This includes the five European countries who are now members of the UNSC: France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Estonia. Also signed onto the statement were the new incoming European UNSC members, Ireland and Norway. He spoke warmly of the ties between those countries and Israel at present. (Warm ties - since when? Obviously, he is delusional!)
Israeli regulators announced they ordered a US-based evangelical broadcaster taken off the air, saying the channel hid its missionary agenda when it applied for a license. God TV is dedicated to preaching the Christian gospel and the task of the “Great Commission,” a doctrine in Christian theology to gain disciples for Christianity and to preach the religion. Freedom of religion is enshrined in Israeli law, and proselytizing is allowed as long as missionary activities are not directed at minors and do not involve economic coercion.
LGBTQ+ banner removed from US embassy building by Jerusalem municipality! The sign was displayed on the property of the US Embassy's Palestinian Affairs Unit because the embassy had not received permission to display the banner.
Ahmed Erekat, the terrorist killed last Tuesday while carrying out an attack in the outskirts of Jerusalem (who sped with his vehicle towards the checkpoint, while straying from the lane and hitting inspection post, lightly injuring a policewoman) was the nephew of Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of PLO and chief negotiator with Israel. (Love for hate runs in the family!)
European MPs signed a sharp letter of opposition to Israel’s plan to extend sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, saying it could undermine stability in the region and went against the most basic principles of international relations between states. The letter was signed by 1,080 EU parliament members from 25 countries. The letter was the brainchild of former Israeli MK Avraham Burg. Burg, who once served as speaker of the Knesset and head of the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency. (What "stability"? There has never been a state of fake Palestinians! It is said that often some Jews are our worst enemies!)
Quote of the Week:
“The decisions about Israel extending sovereignty towards these places are decisions for the Israelis to make... I regret only that the Palestinian Authority has refused to participate. They simply have rejected this out of hand. We simply ask that they come to the negotiating table based on what’s outlined in that vision for peace..." - Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State - It has never been about the peace - it is Jewish land and desire of enemies of Israel, including 'nice' European anti-Semites, to destroy the only Jewish state!
The Mandate - Story of Legalised Robbery!
by Steven Shamrak.
From the moment of recognising the right of Jewish people to live on the land of their ancestors the international community, represented by the League of Nations and the United Nations, have made all possible efforts to deny the Jewish people this right. Lead and controlled by the Great Britain and France, those institutions rubberstamped and authorised the greatest legalised robbery in modern history. Any conceivable shady and disgusting deals were made to prevent the creation of the state of Israel on Eretz Israel (Land of Israel)!
In July 1922 the League of Nations entrusted the Great Britain with the Palestine Mandate. Recognizing "the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine," Great Britain was called upon to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine - Eretz Israel (Land of Israel).
Preamble. Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people…
Article 2. The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the country under such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble...
Article 5. The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of the Government of any foreign Power...
Three months later, in order to obtain full control over the Suez Canal, Great Britain made a deal with Hashemite Kingdom, Egypt and France. The trans-Jordan (77% of the Mandate) was given to the king's brother in exchange for the Sinai, which was given to Egypt. Golan Heights (5% of the Palestinian Mandate) was ceded to the French controlled Syrian Mandate. This robbery was legalised immediately by the puppet of the Great Britain and France, the League of Nations! It was a clear violation of Article 5 of the Palestinian Mandate. Our 'friends' are still quite generous in giving away the Jewish land!
Between 1922 and 1948, Jews were not allowed to move and live in the Trans-Jordan, but Great Britain and the Arab sheikhs facilitated the transfer of tens of thousands of Muslims to the Western side of the Palestinian Mandate. They were brought by truck loads from Syria, Iraq, Iran and Egypt to the remaining part of the Mandate. At the same time, the immigration of the Jews was restricted and continuously hindered by Great Britain, the governing authority.
At the end, in its 'generosity', the United Nations divided the remaining 18% of the Palestinian Mandate into a maze of six ugly triangles. Three of them were given to Jews, Jerusalem was not included!
The Jewish people have been systematically robbed by the International community of their land rights. Our rights and inspirations have being ignored and crushed by the cruelty of International anti-Semitism! Why do Jewish leaders subscribe to the anti-Israel lies of our enemies? Why are Israeli political leaders not demanding the return of the Jewish land? We have all legal, historical, moral and spiritual rights to reclaim the Palestine Mandated lands as - Eretz Israel!