by Rafael Castro
Israeli leaders largely operate under the illusion that if only Israel were able to avert every Palestinian Arab civilian casualty, rein in all hilltop youths and silence all raving rightwing Zionists, the world would acknowledge that the greatest and most heartfelt desire of Israelis is to live in peace and let its neighbours enjoy peace and freedom.
The opposite is true! Billions of people already view Israel as a terrorist, racist and genocidal state.
Much of the world has been raised in cultures where for millennia Jews have been viewed as the embodiment of cunning and treachery. Therefore, Israeli morality fuels rather than placating global rage and indignation against Zionism and the Jewish people.
For this reason, Israel has nothing to lose and much to gain by declaring an all-out war on her enemies. If the usual suspects then condemn you, don’t worry: Are they going to call you nasty names they haven’t in any case already called you before!
The time for Jewish grief and groans at the sight of global unfairness needs to end. The world does not resent Israel for being immoral, but for being more moral than any other nation would be in Israel’s shoes.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Quite often, when I argue Israel’s case with non-Jews or self-hating Jews, they play “Yes, but game”. They brush off any factual pro-Israel argument and come with emotional statements, like “poor Palestinians…” etc. In a climate of modern political correctness any form of discrimination - be it racism, homophobia and even Islamophobia – are vigorously confronted by public and even prosecutable by law in many countries. Anti-Semitism, often hiding as anti-Zionism/Israel, is the only ugly tradition international Jew-hating bigots and governments are unwilling to get rid of!
Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, trusted adviser and point person on the Middle East, recalls the phone call Trump placed to Netanyahu on Dec. 5, 2017. Former President Donald Trump almost took back his decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2017 after the tense call. Trump went ahead with the decision a day later, and refused to take calls from Arab leaders angered by the move. (Netanyahu also missed an opportunity to annex Area-C of Judea and Samaria.)
In the first half of 2022, Arab terrorists have committed over 3,700 terrorist attacks against Israelis. As a result, 21 Israeli were murdered, leaving behind 43 orphans, and 316 were injured. There were 2,692 rock attacks, 577 Molotov cocktail attacks, 542 incidents of roadblocks with burning tires, 178 attempts to blind Israeli drivers with a laser, 33 explosive charges, 41 arson incidents, 30 attacks with fireworks, 25 bottles of paint thrown at vehicles, 21 rock obstacles on the road, 14 shooting attacks, one vehicular attack, and seven thwarted stabbing attacks.
A man in his 40s was shot to death in East Jerusalem, as an unrelenting crime wave continued to claim lives in Arab communities. Since the beginning of 2022, over 60 Arabs and so-called Palestinians have been killed in violence or crime-related circumstances in Israel, mostly in shooting incidents. (Existence of Israel and hate toward the Jewish state is actually keeping them from starting a real 'blood bath' between Arab clans, and political/religious groups.)
Last week Polish parliamentarians paid tribute to Yasser Arafat as part of a three-day official parliamentary delegation to the Palestinian territories. Multiple members of the delegation referred to Israel as an apartheid state. “The Polish parliamentary delegation honoured the memory of the first President of Palestine and the leader of the nation. Yasser Arafat was also a friend of Poland,” a tweet read. (Most likely, Arafat did not know where Poland is.)
Iran’s intelligence ministry claimed Wednesday that agents linked to Israel’s Mossad who were arrested last week were also members of an outlawed Kurdish rebel group who planned to target a “sensitive defense center.” (Regime change in Iran is needed. Hopefully, Iranian Kurds, Arabs and other ethnic groups will be ready to do so when the time comes.)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced that his party, “Blue and White – the New Hope” will not join a government of any form with opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu. This means that if the election were held today, no one would be able to form a government, and Israel would head to the sixth election. (To end political uncertainty and allow Likud party to win an election and form a government one person must step down from politics and let his party to return to its Zionist roots.)
Arab vandals caused extensive damage to the Ancient Samaria heritage site in Tel Sebastia, setting fire to parts of it and scrawling graffiti in Arabic on the ancient building stones. Ancient Samaria is a Biblical-era city that served as the capital of the Kingdom of Israel during the 8th and 9th centuries BCE. A survey of the sites in Judea and Samaria shows that a staggering 95% of the archaeological sites have been robbed, vandalized, or disturbed. (There is only one reason why fake Palestinians have no respect for archaeology of Judea and Samaria, Gaza and the Temple Mount - because it is not their land and they have no history here!)
Quote of the Week:
“Iran is selling drones to Russia and attacking American troops, and President Biden still wants to make a deal with the Ayatollahs. It’s a slap in the face to Israel and our Arab allies, and dangerous for America. By refusing to stand up to Iran he (President Biden) yet again shows weakness when we should be showing strength.” - Nikki Haley, former US ambassador to the UN – Let hope, that when the time comes Biden will not stop Israel from obliterating Iranian nuclear program.
IDF Editorial Team
The Israel Defense Forces exposed a number of Hamas tunnels under civilian sites in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas' tunnel network is in fact a vast underground city with dozens of access points located throughout Gaza. Hamas uses these tunnels as weapons caches, bunkers, command centers and a concealed transportation artery for terrorists and weapons, including rocket launchers.
Hamas exploits the Palestinian population of Gaza by building tunnels beneath densely populated areas. Many times, the tunnels’ access points are hidden between schools, mosques, hospitals and other civilian buildings. The terrorist organization deliberately embeds its terrorist infrastructure inside civilian neighbourhoods, knowing that the IDF is reluctant to strike civilian areas.
While new houses and other civilian structures go unbuilt, Hamas has invested millions of dollars and other resources in building and operating its massive tunnel network.
Every month, Israel transfers construction materials into Gaza intended for civil projects. These materials are co-opted by Hamas for tunnel construction. Since January 2014, 4,680 trucks carrying 181 thousand tons of gravel, iron, cement, wood and other supplies have passed through the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza.