Sworn to Destruction.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall and Daniel Rubenstein

(20 Threats Iranian leaders made against Israel in 2013)

Anti-Israel incitement in Iran was never confined to Ahmadinejad. The entire Iranian leadership - including senior clerics, top Revolutionary Guard commanders, and army officers - yearns for the day when Israel will be destroyed.

The new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has referred to "the Zionist regime" as an enemy nation and pledged to find a way to achieve Ayatollah Khomeini's long-term goal of ensuring that Israel ceases to exist.

"We will not abandon our [armed] struggle until the annihilation of Israel and until we will be able to pray in al-Aqsa mosque." - Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander of the Basij militia.

"The enemies are talking about the options on the table. They should know that the first option on our table is the annihilation of Israel." - Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani, Lecturer at religious seminary in Qom.

"The Zionist regime will soon be destroyed, and this generation will be witness to its destruction." - Hojatoleslam Ali Shirazi, Supreme Leader's representative in the Revolutionary Guards.

"The destruction of Israel is the idea of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and is one of the pillars of the Iranian Islamic regime. We cannot claim that we have no intention of going to war with Israel!" - Ahmad Alamolhoda, Member of the Assembly of Experts.

“We don’t aspire to obtain a nuclear bomb, but it is necessary so we can put Israel in its place,” said Muhammad Nabavian, Iranian parliament representative.

When the Iranians fasten signs on trucks carrying their Shahab-3 missiles calling for Israel to be wiped off the map, they leave little doubt as to their mission. (The threat is real! Nuclear armed Iran is not Hamas or Hezbollah armed with Katyusha rockets. Israel can’t afford to wait for the first strike by Nuclear Iran.)

Brilliant General, Weak Politician is Dead

Ariel Sharon was a commanding and controversial figure in Israel’s military and political history. A victorious, innovative and often maverick general, his power-motivated, divisive style in politics won him the eponym of “bulldozer.” A hawk and early champion of Jewish settlement, Sharon underwent a remarkable transformation in 2005 to orchestrate Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip against stiff party and popular opposition.

Scums Celebrate Death of Sharon

Palestinian leaders from both the Fatah-led PA and the Islamist Hamas movement celebrated his death, with a senior official labelling him a "criminal" and accusing him of being responsible for the death in 2004 of former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat.

Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak

Any personal, business or political goal is achievable when an individual has a desire and plan of action. A revolution is only possible if it becomes a part of a mind-set, determination, of the significant part of population. Reunification of all Jewish land is only possible when Jews start to believe in it again! 

Another Snub to the US Policy Failure

Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces convened last week to discuss the possibility of nominating Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for president. The move came despite US pressure to prevent the nomination of a military figure. Gen. Sisi told US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel he rejected outside intervention in the will of the Egyptian people. (Is policy of Obama administration just incompetent in the Middle East, or are Obama and Kerry deliberately destroying any international credibility the US still has?)

Self-Hating Left Organizing Immigrant Strike

Yoram Sheftel, who is also a regular columnist on Arutz Sheva and a radio host, wrote Thursday that the migrant workers' recent strike and rallies are being organized by “the red enemy from within, the ones who are funded by external elements from the European Union, and the New Israel Fund, which is almost completely funded by the anti-Semitic Ford Foundation.” "These are protests by the internal red enemy, which has raised the banner of eradicating the state of Israel as the state of the Jewish people,” he said. “There is nothing like the infiltration of over 50,000 people, who would have reached hundreds of thousands, to realize this goal.”

UN Smear Campaign Against Israel

Refugee body of ‘Useless Nothing’, UNHCR, slammed Israel's 'open' facility for “warehousing” asylum seekers, failing to properly examine refugee claims. According to the UNHCR, "asylum-seekers are being labeled as 'infiltrators,' illegal work infiltrators or economic migrants without necessarily taking into account the reasons of why they had to flee from their country of origin." (Many countries, including Australia and the US, are “warehousing” Illegal arrivals in detentions camps for years. If infiltrators are genuine refugees, why would they cross several countries on the way to Israel and did not apply for a refugee status with UNHCR in a ‘refugee friendly’ environment of Muslim countries?)

Up to 7,000 Foreign Jihadists Fighting in Syria

Between 6,000 and 7,000 foreign fighters have arrived in Syria to take up arms with rebels against the Assad regime. A large majority of them is joining Jihadi organizations, the Nusra Front being foremost among them. They are liable to continue terrorist and subversive activities in their countries of origin when they return. Some of the volunteers either returned to their countries of origin or were killed or wounded in the fighting, or captured by the Syrian army. We estimate the number of foreign fighters killed at about 500-700, that is, between 8 percent and 10% of the total number. (They are not naïve people who are radicalized in Syria - they are Islamic radicals who came to fight Jihad in Syria!)

Avoda is Willing to Betray Israel Any Way Possible

Labor Party chairman Yitzchak Herzog said that despite his party's strong antipathy to the current government, Labor will do everything necessary to ensure that any peace proposals or frameworks offered by US Secretary of State John Kerry will be adopted by the Knesset. Labor, he said, would step in to bolster coalition partners supporting the proposals, casting their votes in favor to make up for the ones that would be cast against it by rightwing parties.

Egypti Declared Hamas a Terror Group - Will the World Follow?

An Egyptian lawyer, Samir Sabri, has filed a lawsuit, demanding that they declare Hamas a terrorist organization. Sabri listed the terrorist actions that Hamas has carried out against Egypt, including breaking down the barrier between Egypt and Gaza in 2008, breaking into Egyptian jails in 2011 and releasing Hamas terrorist prisoners, involvement in blowing up the gas pipeline in Sinai, the capture of Hamas man Hamed Mahmoud Salameh with a firebomb at Tahrir Square, and Hamas's involvement in attacking military targets in Sinai.

Illegals will be Deported

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that illegal migrants could protest all they wanted, but that would not shake Israel's determination to deport them. “I want to make it clear: No protests or strikes will help. Just as we succeeded in preventing new illegals from entering Israel, we will also remove from here those who managed to get here in the past,” Netanyahu said. (They are economic migrants - they did not apply for a refugee status in UN camps in Africa, but took a long and dangerous way, crossing Sinai!)

Saudi Proudly Keeping Tradition

Saudi Arabia's religious police had warned against celebrating New Year's Eve in the Islamic conservative Gulf kingdom. The Commission, known unofficially as mutawa, based its warning on a religious edict from the top committee of Saudi clerics banning such celebrations. The Commission also warned Saudi gift shops not to sell any merchandise, including flowers and dolls. (No matter what, one has to admire the determination of Saudi Arabia to keep its national and religious traditions - it is something Jews and Israel need to learn!)

Peace Now Praise Arab Mob

Yariv Oppenheimer, head of the far-left Peace Now (Shalom Achshav) organization, expressed his esteem for a mob from the PA controlled town of Kusra that abducted and beat a group of Jews. “Good job to the residents of the village of Kusra, who kept alive the ‘price tag’ activists who came to bring judgment on them.” (Jews have more grievances with Arab terrorism and vandalism. Will he and other self-hating Jews praise Jewish vigilantism?)

Hamas: Reconciliation with Fatah in 2014

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh revealed that Hamas would welcome any former Gazans (not Jews who were transferred from Gaza by force against their will) who fled the terror-stricken territory in 2007, when the terror organization aggressively took over the Gaza. "We are more than willing to end the schism," Haniyeh stated, "and we emphasize that reconciliation will be achieved under Egyptian supervision." (Is it a political stunt to please Egypt military rulers or signal for more coordinated with Fatah terrorist attacks against Israel?)

Egypt Destroys 8 Smuggling Tunnels in Sinai

The Egyptian military destroyed 8 smuggling tunnels in Rafah and a warehouse containing explosive devices in northern Sinai. During the enforcement operation the Egyptian army arrested 24 militants. (No international outrage!)

Why to Bother with Fake Peace Framework?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to hold the first popular referendum in Israel’s history for ratifying the amended peace framework proposal which US Secretary of State John Kerry is drafting for presentation in the coming weeks. (The “framework” is fake and not acceptable to both sides! Israel needs to set its own national goal and pursue it! Fake Palestinians have it - destruction of Israel - and they are not going to change it.)

Quotes of the Week:

“Make no mistake. The genocidal Islamic fundamentalists ruling Iran are contemporary Nazis reinforced with messianic beliefs. Like the Nazis, they aim to impose their demonic ideology on the entire world and proudly proclaim their goal to defeat the “Great Satan” (America) and wipe the “rabid dog of the region” (Israel), off the map.” - Isi Leibler

Truth About the Pollard Affair

by Dr. Aaron Lerner

In a copy of the May 26, 1987 Eban Commission Report on the Pollard Affair that was prepared by a subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset.

I was astounded to find the following passage under the heading “The Decision to Cooperate with the US.”

Israel agreed to return the American documents it obtained through Pollard, but “conditioned the cooperation on the granting of immunity to the three persons involved in the affair and on the consent of the Americans to the fact that the documents returned would not be used to convict Pollard…” That’s right. The United States agreed NOT to use the documents in the case against Pollard.

How important were those documents to the case?

Let’s look at what Assistant U.S. Attorney John R. Fisher wrote on page 10 in the June 17, 1987 “Government’s Opposition to Motion to Reduce Sentence”: “Cooperation was not forthcoming in this case until several months after defendant’s arrest. Indeed, defendant agreed to enter a guilty plea and cooperate only after government attorneys and investigators returned from Israel with additional evidence of defendant’s guilt.”

Not only did the Americans break their agreement with Israel and use the documents to prosecute Pollard, the government’s own lawyer states for the record that Pollard pleaded guilty thanks to those documents.

America broke its word and Pollard went to prison.