Social media has seen a “tweeting war” between Palestinians and Saudis after Palestinian media published caricatures gloating over the Saudi losses from the sharp drop in oil prices...
A prominent Saudi writer, Rawff Bin-a-Sa’in, harshly condemned the Palestinians. He wrote:
“Israel is a Jewish state which belongs to the children of Israel. You have no right to the land of Israel. The Jews are the children of Isaac and we Arabs are children of Yishmael- we are cousins.
But you (Palestinians), who are you? Where do you come from? Why are you interfering? You are remnants of nations: gypsies, Turkmans, Circassians, Mongols… Why are you interfering between Jews and Arabs? The Jews are on their land, you have no land.
There is no Aqsa (mosque). There is Jerusalem. The Aqsa mosque mentioned in our writings is in Al-Ju’ranna, 29 kilometers from the city of Ta’if in Saudia... you raise funds from Arab citizens from Saudia, from me as well…using the slogan “give Rial (Saudi coins) and save Arabs” but who said you’re Arabs? And then you go and curse the people who donate money to you. Is that ethical? Is that moral? No!"
Rawff Bin-a-Sa’in also wrote: "Yitzhak Shamir, Rabin, and Golda were heroes. Netanyahu is a coward. Netanyahu, burn these gangsters! Free us and the world from the presence of the Palestinians... I’m willing to host a Jew in my house but I’m not willing to host a Palestinian." (The Arabs have always hated the so-called Palestinians, but have used them as a tool against Israel, as long as they were useful.)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Does it really matter who provides a terror-funding scheme? It is just another distraction from the real issue – how to end the Arab-Israel conflict and reunite Jewish land! Not long ago Saddam of Iraq and Saudis did it. Now the PA uses international funds. It can ask for direct payments from Iran, Malaysia, Qatar etc... They will oblige! Only by the removal of the enemy population from Jewish land will Israel be able to end internal Islamic terrorism!
A Jordanian-backed organization in Israel is illegally working to discourage Druze youth from enlisting in the IDF. A left-wing NGO named Urfod is funded by the Jordanian group Ahel, which accuses Israel of being an “apartheid state.” According to Im Tirtzu’s report, Urfod’s activities are an apparent violation of Section 109 of Israel’s Penal Code, which states that a person is liable to five years imprisonment if he or she “incited or induced a person liable to service in an armed force not to serve in it or not to report for a military.” (So much for peace and friendship with Jordan - Israel must prosecute enemies of the state in accordance with the law!)
The world may be grappling with a once-in-a-century pandemic, but World Health Organization member-states dedicated four hours to discuss and condemn Israel. Israel was the only country among 194 WHO members to attract a critical focus during the WHO’s 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA). The resolution passed by 78-14, with 32 abstentions. The “no” votes came from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Cameroon, Canada, Czech Republic, Eswatini, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Micronesia, and Slovenia. (Only 14 countries have some integrity. Silence is the killer!)
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman slammed rival Iran, stressing that threats from Iran remain a top concern. He highlighted Iran’s support for terror and its role fuelling sectarianism in the region. The kingdom is at war with Iranian-backed Houthi fighters in Yemen. (Opportunity against common enemy has to be utilized.)
A ceremony was held to establish a multi-armed attack brigade. The Assault Brigade provides a substantial opportunity to advance the IDF's attack manoeuvring capabilities in all arenas, including combined land, air, naval, and cyber warfare.
The nuclear deal signed in 2015 with the United States, Germany, France, Britain, China and Russia, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, allows Iran only to keep a stockpile of 202.8 kilograms (447 pounds). The International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran as of Nov. 2 had a stockpile of 2,442.9 kilograms (5385.7 pounds) of low-enriched uranium. The IAEA reported that Iran has also been continuing to enrich uranium to a purity of up to 4.5%, higher than the 3.67% allowed under the deal. (Israel and Arab states must not wait for the possible bad for Israel change of leadership in Washington!)
The BBC had asked for the interview with the English-speaking MK but changed its mind when it became clear she wasn’t going to praise Erekat. “In a briefing call with me, I explained that although in English Erekat was portrayed as a peacemaker, in Arabic he promoted, funded, and pushed for an armed struggle against the State of Israel. In his last days, too, he fought the historic peace signed between Israel and the Arab states, which have finally recognized that the obstacle to peace is the Palestinians and not Israel... When I went on to remind them of his statement that Israel’s position has always been ‘retreat’ and therefore the Palestinians can stick to their refusal, the researcher politely ended the conversation. After a few minutes they got back to me and informed me that the interview was cancelled,” Haskel tweeted.
Hezbollah’s presence in southern Syria is much larger than previously revealed to the public. There are some 58 sites where the terrorist group’s Southern Command and Golan Project have been deployed. Syrian troops recaptured southern Syria seven years after losing the area to rebel groups and returned to their positions along with Hezbollah operatives and Iranian-backed troops.
A delegation, led by Yossi Dagan the head of the Samaria Regional Council, arrived on aboard of the first direct commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Dubai for meetings on a variety of economic issues.
It is 1948 is all over again - Jaffa Arabs threw stones at a bus, injuring passengers. (This Israeli 'norm' must be stopped!)
A United Nations General Assembly committee adopted a resolution that referred to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount solely by its Muslim name of Haram al-Sharif, one of seven resolutions that single out or condemn Israel, with zero on the entire rest of the world. (Using the uncertainty of the US election, 138 out of 193 UN member states supported this Anti-Semitic resolution!)
Quote of the Week:
"The Palestinian people will never give up their basic national rights, including the right of return, self-determination, national independence and the establishment of an independent state with its capital, East Jerusalem." - Mahmoud Abbas - There is nobody to negotiate with!
Yamina Party Knesset member Bezalel Smotrich called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to apply sovereignty to Judea and Samaria before the next US president is sworn in. Smotrich said there could be disagreements with a Biden administration, but that “it can be managed.” Biden’s vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris said that they would “oppose annexation or settlement expansion.” “And we will take immediate steps to restore economic and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people..." she said.
Malawi’s Foreign Minister Eisenhower Mkaka joined Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi to announce his nation will open a permanent embassy in Jerusalem by the summer of 2021. Malawi is one of the few countries on the African continent with which Israel has had continuous ties since 1964. The Jewish State has provided ongoing aid to the country, with an emphasis on agriculture.
IDF Stopped another Land Grab!
The IDF has demolished a village, eighteen tents that housed 11 families, of Palestinian Bedouins near Tubas in the Jordan Valley, in a rare operation targeting an entire community at once. Army says the houses were built illegally in a training area! The Jordan Valley falls in the West Bank's Area C that is fully controlled by Israel. Under Israeli rules, Palestinians cannot build structures in the area without permits, which are typically refused, as Jews are not allowed to build in PA controlled areas.
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper reportedly told Israel during his visit that the Trump administration had approved the sale of the F-22 Raptor and precision-guided bombs to Israel, as Washington promised steps for guaranteeing the IDF’s qualitative edge in the region, after its consent to sell F-35 stealth fighters to the United Arab Emirates. In the past, sale of F-22 was prohibited to foreign countries.
by Tovah Lazaroff
The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan bashed Israel at the United Nations. They were among the many countries that signed onto seven draft anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian resolutions that the UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee approved last week.
The texts are part of what has been an annual slew of almost 20 anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian approved by the UNGA at the end of each year. No other country has that many resolutions levelled against it on an annual basis.
Israel’s diplomatic relations with nations is often divorced from this process, so that countries otherwise considered allies of Israel, still vote against it at the UN. This includes Egypt and Jordan, who have peace deals with Israel, but who always oppose it at the UN, including drafting and submitting texts against it.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan warned the UN that these cyclical resolutions harmed the cause of peace and pointed to the normalization deals as an example of what is possible outside the arena of the UN.
“In the past couple of months, Israel has made peace with three Muslim countries. One of the reasons that we were able to achieve this peace was because the UN, with its distorted view of reality, was not involved,” Erdan said.
“Rather than play a constructive role in leading the Palestinians on the path to negotiations and peace, these resolutions further encourage Palestinian intransigence,” he added.