Threat of Another anti-Israel Presidency
by Steven Shamrak
Several years ago, there was one of the most anti-Israel US President in the White House – Barak Obama!
During his presidency, Israel was prevented from defending itself from a threat of nuclear-weaponized Iran. President Obama is alleged to have stopped an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets. Instead, the Obama administration signed an agreement with Iran, allowing Iran’s nuclear program to progress!
It is not a secret that most international political anti-Semites despise the Jewish state, even before its creation! Although, at least, they have been keeping civility during official meetings with the Prime Ministers of Israel. It was not the case during Obama’s time in the White House. Obama showed great contempt and disrespect toward the PM of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
During the Obama presidency, Israel was pressured to freeze construction of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria, as by most presidents before him.
In May 2011, Obama said, “the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines…” - ignoring Jewish people rights to the land, as well as recent political and military history!
Joe Biden served as the 47th Vice President during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. He was part of this Israel-hating administration!
Joe Biden’s approach to the Middle East will be not very different from Obama’s, especially on Iran!
Biden has made clear that his highest foreign policy priorities will be to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal!
Biden will put pressure on Israel’s settlement policy and will resume financial aid to the PA!
The new administration will, most likely, return to the proven useless two-state formula, as it has no new ideas to offer!
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
There are only a few days left for Israel and its new found Arab allies to destroy Iran’s nuclear program and pave the way for removal of Iranian Ayatollahs’ regime by people of Iran. Are they brave enough to make a history - Israel and Arabs fighting evil together – to do so! Nobody, even President Trump in his last week in the office, will do it for them!
Two-thirds of all stonings and Molotov cocktail attacks in Judea and Samaria are not included in the army’s year-end summation. According to the IDF, there were 1,500 stone-throwing and 229 Molotov cocktail attacks by Palestinians in Judea and Samaria in the past year. However, a closer look at the data showed that the army was only counting attempts to maim and kill civilians in cars and settlements. Attacks on soldiers, the separation fence and IDF bases were purposefully not included.
The Scottish government posted a foreign travel advisory warning for the Jewish State amid the coronavirus pandemic, with an interesting caveat of distinguishing Jerusalem and Israel as being two separate entities.
For the first time ever, a new ArabMa’an (Arabic for “Yachad” in Hebrew, “Together” in English) party is being formed that recognizes Israel as the Jewish State and aspires to be part of the next government. (Some Arabs do appreciate benefits of living in Israel!)
When Iran's parliament voted last month to accelerate its nuclear program, Israel should have launched a massive diplomatic effort to exert pressure on the regime. But Tehran understood that few could be bothered to consider Jerusalem's concerns while a worldwide pandemic was raging.
They have been working for 30 years to achieve nuclear capabilities and have been waiting for the moment when the world was otherwise occupied. For Israel, that moment is already too late. Iran returned to its campaign of aggression in the Persian Gulf on December 31, interfering with the free movement of oil tankers.
Quote of the Week:
"Iran has announced that it will raise the uranium enrichment level and will advance the industrial ability to enrich uranium underground... There is no other explanation except for the continued realization of Iran’s intention to manufacture nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said. “I reiterate: Israel will not allow Iran to manufacture nuclear weapons.” - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - Time for words has passed - Decisive action against Iran's nuclear program and its leadership is required now – not the usual pre-election slogans!
Deal with Iran Now!
(Next week it could be too late!)
The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Thursday that his country can enrich uranium to 90 percent of purity. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which monitors Iran’s nuclear activities, recently released a report which found that Iran has fired up advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges that it had installed at its Natanz site in violation of the 2015 agreement. [Duplicate text] In a previous report, the UN agency revealed that the Islamic Republic’s stockpile of enriched uranium now stands at more than ten times the limit set down in the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground missile base at an undisclosed Gulf location. "The base is one of several bases housing the Guards' Navy's strategic missiles," the state media quoted the head of the Guards, Major General Hossein Salami. The Guards said Iran had built underground “missile cities” along the Gulf coastline, warning of a “nightmare for Iran’s enemies”. "These missiles have ranges of hundreds of kilometers, enjoy pinpoint accuracy and huge destructive power, and can overcome the enemy’s electronic warfare equipment," Salami said. (Who are they targeting?)
The IDF has deployed advanced air defense batteries in the southern city of Eilat, preparing for a possible Iranian attack on Israel from Yemen. Some military officials have estimated that Iran will take advantage of the coming weeks before Joe Biden enters office to retaliate against Israel.
The official Saudi news agency reported that the Saudi Air Force had joined the US Air Force in a joint exercise, which included sample bombers and F-16 American fighter jets. According to the report, advanced fighter jets belonging to the Saudi Air Force also participated in the maneuver.