When Zionists became anti-Zionists
by Steven Shamrak
Likud and other supposed pro-Zionist parties voted recently against the bill extending the application of Israeli law in Judea and Samaria - “Judea and Samaria Law”.
After Israel freed Judea and Samaria in 1967, the law has been ratified every five years by the Knesset, giving Jews living there the same rights as citizens in Israel. If this bill is not approved before the 1st of July, it will create serious legal and other problems for over half a million Israeli citizens.
Zionism-minded parties must stop playing petty self-serving politics!
After four inconclusive elections, the ridiculous coalition government was assembled, just to keep Bibi Netanyahu from the PM office.
Members of the Likud party should have removed Bibi Netanyahu from the leadership of the party a long time ago. Any self-respecting politician who really cares about the political future of his party and stability of the country would resign from politics after so many defeats in elections!
The problem with political parties in Israel is that they are created in affiliation and loyalty to a particular political personality and not necessary to an ideology.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Fatah and Hamas have the same aim – creating another Arab/Muslim terror state on Jewish land. There will be no room for Israel or Jews in the 'Fatahstan' or ‘Hamastan’ – as they scream: “Palestine from the river to the sea”. Killing Jews and removing them forcefully from our ancestral land will be the highest priority. Must Israel wait?
Israel’s top court ruled that a Jewish organisation, Ateret Cohanim, legally purchased an eastern Jerusalem property from the Greek Orthodox Church, ending a nearly two-decade battle over the old city property. The sale triggered Palestinian anger and the dismissal of Patriarch Irineos I. The church brought charges against Ateret Cohanim, claiming the properties were acquired illegally and without its permission. (Why did it take two decades? Jerusalem is the Jewish capital!)
The Biden administration proposed a five-way summit meeting among Israel, the Palestinian Authority, the US, Egypt and Jordan - noting that it could be held in Washington, DC. Israel rejected the idea. The national security adviser added that the nation is not simply interested in a photo op that would likely produce no results. “We don’t like this idea. Past experience taught us that such an expectation crisis could lead to an escalation on the ground,” said a senior Israeli official.
The US has changed the name of the Palestinian Affairs Unit to the U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs. In a statement, the newly renamed office said the move was meant to “strengthen our diplomatic reporting and public diplomacy engagement.” The move is announced before a possible visit by President Joe Biden to Israel and Ramallah, and is bureaucratic in nature. But it means the Palestinians will deal directly with the US State Department in Washington rather than first go through the American ambassador to Israel. The Trump administration shuttered that consulate in one of a series of controversial pro-Israel moves. Those steps included recognizing Jerusalem, and moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. (Keep Biden and all anti-Semites out of Israel!)
Speaking to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense committee, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Iran can no longer get away with aggression towards Israel and terror by proxies without consequence. "We maintain the freedom to act against Iran at all times, and as is necessary, with or without a resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal," Bennet said. "What we say, we back up with action." (Let’s hope he is ready to do what he says.)
Israel is “overwhelmingly” to blame for the Arab-Israeli conflict and Palestinian terrorism, a controversial United Nations probe concluded. The head of the Committee on Information (COI) into alleged Israeli human rights abuses in the wake of the 11-day conflict with Hamas in May 2021, Navanethem Pillay, is a vocal supporter of boycotts against Israel and has a history of hostility towards Israel (She was picked exactly for that reason). The report mentioned Israel a total of 157 times while the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group only merited three mentions. "The UNHRC cannot bring itself to condemn the Palestinian terror group. There is not even a semblance of impartiality or intellectual honesty. It is as if the UN is not even trying anymore to disguise its blatant antisemitism and hostility towards Israel,” said Arsen Ostrovsky, human rights lawyer and CEO of International Legal Forum (ILF).
What Nuclear Accord?
France, Britain and Germany condemned steps taken by Iran to essentially remove all the UN atomic watchdog's monitoring equipment installed under a 2015 nuclear deal, saying the move cast a doubt on Tehran's will to revive the accord. "These actions only aggravate the situation and complicate our efforts to restore full implementation of the JCPoA (nuclear deal)," the three countries said in a statement. "They also cast further doubt on Iran’s commitment to a successful outcome." (This 'Negotiation' of the nuclear deal only helps Iran to buy time to complete its nuclear weapon program.)
Israel’s “occupation” of the ‘Palestinians’ is the “biggest source of terror” in the region, MK Ofer Cassif from the Arab Joint List said. “No nation will live under a foreign government without resisting,” Cassif said. Ofer Cassif represents the Hadash party in the Arab Joint List. Cassif is the sole Jewish member of the faction. (Some Jews are the biggest enemies of the Jewish people. Only by ending occupation of the Jewish land by the fake Palestinians will Israel the 'resistance' be ended.)
Majed Al-Fityani, the Secretary of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council, told Palestinian Authority-run Awda TV that the Palestinians will wrest sovereignty over the entire Holy Land, claiming that Israelis have no roots in the land.
Quote of the Week:
"We are implementing right-wing (Zionist) policies. To date, the government has not crossed an unforgivable line. For the first time ever, the Israeli Prime Minister stood up to a Democratic US President and said he would not negotiate a Palestinian state. I hope the opposition and also more members of the coalition will soon see that Judea and Samaria are integral to the state and must be protected." - Ayelet Shaked, Interior Minister.
by Tamir Pardo
There is much talk about the dangers Israel is facing. Some say Iran is the greatest threat, while others claim it is the Palestinians who pose a larger risk to our existence.
We ourselves are the greatest danger this nation is faced with because of our tendency for self-destruction, which we have perfected over the recent years.
Just like in days of old when faced with the Roman occupation, brother will kill brother, spilling blood across the land. The Roman legions stood by and waited patiently for the Jews to almost complete the work for them. We must stop this before the point of no return.
Israel is a historic wonder. Rising from the ashes of the Holocaust and coming from 70 nations, we gathered our people against all odds to establish a country in the heart of a hostile region to provide a safe haven for the Jewish people.
Seven wars and never-ending battles against those seeking our destruction later, we succeeded in transforming a small patch of land, void of any natural resources, into an economic powerhouse.
But we are now polarized from within, and our enemies are once more patiently waiting for an opportune moment to destroy us.
After four consecutive election cycles, a new government was formed that had mustered a scant parliamentary majority, but those who have been ousted from power after 12 years refuse to recognize its legitimacy. They even refuse to address the prime minister by his title.
The current opposing bloc in the Knesset votes against laws vital to national security, public interest, and even its own ideology in violation of the basic social contract upon which the democratic system is predicated.
Public discourse in Israel is characterized by a lack of tolerance and by verbal abuse toward anyone holding a differing worldview.
This growing polarization is not about socialism versus capitalism, or conservatives versus liberals, or even left and right as one would expect. The crux of this polarization is the question of the country's Jewish character. (The primary reason for lack of Zionist national direction and political stagnation is the personal ambition of leading political personalities their intolerance and even hate toward each other.)
Today, three generations of Israelis have never known a different reality. We are a country without a strategy and cannot define the state we hope to see in centuries to come.
No politician has been willing to state a goal for Israel. Most just roll their eyes and avoid having to make a decision. All understand that annexation of Judea and Samaria would lead to the demise of the Zionist dream and a Jewish-majority nation.
Any Zionist can understand that without a Jewish majority, there can be no Jewish state.