May the spirit of the Maccabees yet again return to Israel and help us defeat and remove our enemies from Jewish land.
Rupert Murdoch, October 20, 2010
...We live in a world where there is an ongoing war against the Jews.
For the first decades after Israel’s founding, this war was conventional in nature. The goal was straightforward: to use military force to overrun Israel. Well before the Berlin Wall came down, that approach had clearly failed.
Then came phase two: Terrorism.
Terrorists targeted Israelis - both home and abroad - from the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at Munich to the second intifada. The terrorists continue to target Jews across the world. But they have not succeeded in bringing down the Israeli government - and they have not weakened Israeli resolve.
Now the war has entered a new phase. This is the soft war that seeks to isolate Israel by delegitimizing it. The battleground is everywhere including the media, multinational and organisations NGOs. In this war, the aim is to make Israel a pariah. (Unfortunately, many of Murdoch’s publications are also involved in the “Media war” against Israel)
The result is the curious situation we have today whereby Israel becomes increasingly ostracized, while Iran, a nation that has made no secret of wishing Israel's destruction, pursues nuclear weapons loudly, proudly, and without apparent fear of rebuke...
Back in 1937, a man named Vladimir Jabotinsky urged Britain to open up an escape route for Jews fleeing Europe. Only a Jewish homeland, he said, could protect European Jews from the coming calamity. In prophetic words, he described the problem this way: “It is not the anti-Semitism of men,” he said. “It is, above all, the anti-Semitism of things, the inherent xenophobia of the body social or the body economic under which we suffer.”
The world of 2010 is not the world of the 1930s. The threats Jews face today are different. But these threats are real. These threats are soaked in an ugly language familiar to anyone old enough to remember World War II. And these threats cannot be addressed until we see them for what they are, as part of an ongoing war against the Jews.
By bowing to Ankara's demand to omit Iran and Syria (and consequently the threat of their ballistic missiles) from the NATO agreement to establish a missile shield facility in Turkey, President Barak Obama has rendered worthless any US security guarantees offered Israel. This is especially evident in view of Obama's quiet consent to placing the facility under a Turkish (Islamic government) general. So what exactly the missile shield meant to guard against, if not Iran? (Why is the US administration so conciliatory to non-Jewish fake friends?)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
My father’s family was gathered and killed by local Ukrainians during the first days of German occupation of his town in the south of Ukrainian. Germans did not know who the Jews were at the time - local people did! After 3 years of hiding, 10 years old at the time, he knew the Christian holidays better than local Ukrainians as the hunt for Jews was their favourite past-time during the holidays! It was happening everywhere - Ukraine, Byelorussia, Poland, Baltic republics etc. (Yes I know, there were good Christians and some of them were also killed by Nazis!) Nowadays, most people are complacent and silent about anti-Israel international bashing campaign, as they were in 30’s and 40’s. Many have reverted to the old sadistic anti-Semitic ‘game’!
Do not Forget Hamas and Fatah Terrorists
Just two weeks after Mohammed Namnam was killed in a combined Israel-US-Egyptian targeted assassination, an Israeli airborne missile struck again in Gaza City on Nov. 17, and killed two more commanders of the Al Qaeda-linked Army of Islam.
Palestinian Terrorist Amin Al-Hindi was one of the senior planners of the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972. This week's Fifth Sitting of the Fatah Revolutionary Council headed by Mahmoud Abbas was named in his honor.
Has a New Player Arrived?
Chinese warplanes took part in Turkey's recent air maneuver after breaking their journey to refuel in Iran. Questions should be asked about the role China is willing to play in the military-intelligence alliance binding Syria, Iran and Turkey and the membership of Turkey in NATO.
A majority of Arabs, 60 percent, in Judea, Samaria and Gaza favor direct negotiations with Israel for “two states” of the Palestinian Authority and Israel, but it also reveals that two-thirds agree that “over time, Palestinian must work to get back all the land for a Palestinian state”, by the use of violence, if necessary.
Why is it Always ‘Too early’ until it is too Late?
The United States said it is too early to consider a military response to North Korea's attack on a South Korean island, while President Barack Obama was "outraged" by the deadly assault. (Who cares about fake outrage. The same lies will be used when Arabs attack Israel!) PS - Washington spurns Tokyo's demand for reprisal against North Korea.
Threat to Israel is Imminent Now!
Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak have made a big deal about the security benefits they say Barak Obama is offering for a second, 90-day moratorium on settlement construction. However the delivery date of the second lot of 20 F-35 stealth warplanes is 2020 – ten years from now! So how will that help Israel stand up to current security threats from Iran, Hizballah, Syria and Hamas? The Obama letter of commitment is meanwhile delayed. (Can Israel trust the US? Obama administration officials have already denied a pledged package of major incentives.)
It is Never Enough - Israel is Targeted for Destruction
Lebanese officials and Hizbullah leaders say Israel's withdrawal from Ghajar is not enough. Hizbullah called the Ghajar pullout an Israeli 'trick' to keep its 60,000 rockets targeting Israel.
Quote of the Week:
"If the Arab League is seeking challenges, there are many in the Arab world - hundreds killed each week in terror attacks, poverty and despair which shout to the heavens." - Avigdor Lieberman, Foreign Minister of Israel - But it is easier to divert attention of the Arab population, blaming Israel for everything.
Denigrating Israel using "Cat and Mouth" Game
As Israel waits for a letter clarifying America's guarantees in exchange for a proposed building ban for Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, a diplomatic source has come forward saying there is no such letter... Clinton made commitments when talking to Netanyahu, but later slipped out of them by claiming that she had not been speaking on behalf of U.S. President Obama who, she said, in the end did not give his approval.
‘Inhumane’ Treatment of the Enemies?
The IDF Spokesman’s Office reports that in 2009 some 180,000 civilians from PA controlled territories were treated in Israeli hospitals.
No International Outcry!
A PA sponsored construction project, a new marketplace between the Tomb of the Patriarchs and the nearby Jewish city of Kiryat Arba, could cut Jewish access to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron. The Tomb is one of Judaism's most holy sites, however the PA claims the site as a mosque.
UN’s anti-Israel Bigotry on Record!
The United Nations Human Rights Council this month adopted nine resolutions against Israel. (Obama's UN Officials opposed nothing and kept silence!)
The Council, engaged in a “universal periodic review” of human rights protection in Lebanon, was examining a report by that country which expressed its objections to "the establishment of the Zionist entity on Palestinian territory”. (The Council does not care about systematic killings of Christians in Lebanon and their mass departure from the country)
Every United Nations member state was asked to submit a report to the Council on its national human rights record, which was then reviewed by U.N. members who engage in a short dialogue with the state representatives.
After Lebanon submitted its report objecting to the creation of the State of Israel, Israel's representative responded,
“My delegation would like to state on record our strong objection to the inappropriate and abusive language used to reference the State of Israel. Unfortunately, the existence of a dominant terrorist organization, Hizbullah, as well as political tensions and struggles between different vital groups.” Israel’s presentation then was rudely interrupted by the Council president, the delegate from Thailand, who broke in to summarily recognize the delegation of Lebanon. “If there were no Israeli occupation there would have been no resistance and resistance of peoples against foreign occupation is a legitimate right. Thank you,” the Lebanese delegate stated firmly, to a hall, which broke into applause.
The Council president followed up, “I appreciate the concern expressed by the Lebanese delegation.” (Such undiplomatic behaviour is never allowed toward any other country!)