December 4, 2015

Trump and Israel

Trump, Carson flop with Jewish Republicans

Before pro-Israel activists, the mogul jokes about stereotypes and the neurosurgeon mispronounces Hamas.
12/03/15 06:16 PM EST

Donald Trump (above) and Ben Carson (below) speak during the 2016 Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Candidates Forum in Washington on Thursday. | Getty
Donald Trump joked about Jewish stereotypes, declined to affirm his support for a united Jerusalem, and told his audience they wouldn’t back him because he did not want their money. Reading from a prepared text, Ben Carson repeatedly pronounced the name of the Palestinian group “Hamas” as if it were a delicious spread made with chickpeas.
The performance of these two outsider candidates left attendees at Thursday’s summit of the Republican Jewish Coalition amused, but not impressed. With the RJC, an influential group of donors and activists that prioritizes American policy toward Israel, the retired neurosurgeon and the businessman faced a more politically sophisticated crowd than either is used to, and one more concerned with the nuances of foreign policy.
From Politico
“I don’t think either one helped themselves particularly,” said Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary to George W. Bush, who attended the event.

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November 28, 2015

The Rabbis tell us that Gog will rise up

Meir Kahane Wrote:

(change Iraq to Iran and 1990 to 2015)

The Rabbis tell us that Gog will rise up against Israel in order to do war against the G-d of Israel.  The ultimate Hillul Hashem.  And, indeed, until the Jew understands that the war against Ishmael and ultimately the world, is a war of Judaism, of the G-d of Israel, against the nations and their religions and beliefs, a war to proclaim the G-d of Israel as King, as the One and only G-d, we will never understand any of the events that are taking place around us.

We do, indeed, not understand.  Worse, we do not want to understand.  Having been conquered and subjugated by the gentilized Foreign Culture, such talk sounds to us as “medieval” and “primitive” and “tribalistic” and, of course, “Khoumeinism.”  Alas, the Ishmaelites, the Muslims understand it only too well and Saddam, whether through belief or cynical politics, used it and proclaimed it in his proclamation calling for a holy war:

“To all Arabs and Muslims masses wherever they are – save Mecca and the Tomb of the Prophet from occupation . . .

“The imperialists, deviators, merchants, political agents, the servants of the foreigner and Zionism all stood up against Iraq only because it represents the conscience of the Arab nation and its ability to safeguard its honor and rights against any harm.

“Iraq, O Arabs, is your Iraq... It is the candle of the right to snuff out darkness…

“O Arabs, O Muslims and believers everywhere.  This is your day to rise and defend Mecca, which is captured by the spears of the Americans and Zionists.

“Strike at their interests everywhere.  Save Mecca and the Tomb of Prophet Mohammed in Medina…

“Victory is ours, God willing, and the invaders will be repelled and with them oppression and corruption everywhere and the sun will shine forever on the Arab and Muslim nations…”

This is what Gog is all about,  This is the beginning of the final era and the lessons of the events of our time can be summed up in one general cry: “Return unto Me, saith the L-rd of Hosts, and I will return unto you” (Zechariah 1); “Return unto Me, ye backsliding children, I will heal your backslidings.”  That is the lesson of lessons, and from it all the others, the individual lessons are to be learned.
The events surrounding the Iraqi attack and conquest of Kuwait are things to be studied, learned, to be engraved on the tablet of our hearts.  For there are so many lessons to be learned here, so many lessons that the Almighty pleads with us to learned before terrible tragedy strikes.

ONE:  The Arab world is populated with people who are filled with hate and cruelty, ambition for power and lust for ascendancy.  They are people for whom truth, a promise and pledge are totally meaningless things, without the slightest moral or ethical value, meant to be used as weapons and means to achieve whatever goal strikes the fancy at that time.  The fact is that whatever the Iraqis said and did was part of one huge tissue of lies.  The original charges were lies.  The cover of meeting with the Kuwaitis to ostensibly work toward a settlement was a lie.  The claim that they were called in by Kuwaitis rebelling against the government was a lie.  The greatest truth of the Middle East is that Arabs simply lie.  

Of course, it is not only Iraq.  Every time (and that means many times) slaughter breaks out in Lebanon, there is a call for a truce.  Any particular outbreak of violence is certain to give birth to at least a dozen “truces” each one broken whenever any side feels that it has an opportunity to benefit from the breach.  A promise, a word, a treaty, in the Arab world is a weapon in the game of acquisition, and the person who takes an Arab’s word seriously deserves his punishment if not for no other reason than that he is a fool.

The lesson?  We would be worse than foolish to trust the Palestinians.  We would be murderers of our loved ones.  Saddam Hussein is not a person – he is a concept.  Every Arab ruler is a Saddam Hussein, and given the opportunity, they behave like him.  Answar Saddat who attacked across the Suez Canal on Yom Kippur was a Saddam.  And we, who gave away a huge land mass and moved the border to within 60 mils of Tel Aviv, are mad.  And Hussein Mubarak is a Saddam and when he feels that his opportunity is ripe, will strike at Israel.  And Hussein, of Jordan, the little king, in 1967 smelled that opportunity for himself and attacked Israel.

There is not truth, no honesty, no word, no loyalty among the Arabs.  Yesterday’s enemy is today’s “friend,” and Jordan can massacre the PLO and then a PLO terrorist can assassinate a Jordanian minister and drink his blood, and tomorrow they can be “allies.”  Yesterday, Syria tried to do to Jordan what Iraq did to Kuwait; today they are “brothers.”  There is a diseased soul in the Arab world.

TWO:  To everyone who has told me (and I cannot begin to count the ways), that the reason we cannot expel the Arabs is that the world will not accept it:  Why is it that Saddam Hussein was not worried about “the world?”  Why is it that the Iranians are not worried about “the world?”  Why is it that the Esaus of the world never worry about what all the other Esaus might say and do?  Why is that only Jacob sits about all day watching tragedy grow and an awesome and terrible future come closer and refuses to act normal because of “the world” and what it might do and say?  Why is it that Saddam is prepared to do a terrible thing and not fear “the world” and Jews are not ready to do a mitzvah that will save them, i.e. throwing out the Arabs, because of “the world?”  Learn the lesson.

THREE: The real and natural reaction in the Arab world was one of awe and respect for a man who wasted no time in diplomatic niceties but used power and strength.  And here is the key to the Arab and Middle Eastern mind – strength and power is what impresses, not goodness and morality.  When Israel was perceived by the Arabs to be strong and tough, they hated her but feared her and cowered in terror.  Each time that Israel, consistent with her Hellenistic-influence, grants insane concessions, it is not perceived by the Arabs as “goodness” but as weakness, and the weak in the Middle Eastern jungle are ripe for the slaughter.  Learn the lesson.

FOUR:  The Iraqi dictator has become a hero to the Palestinians who see in his actions the only way to deal with Israel.  They dream that his moves, in defiance of the world, will be adopted by other Arab states against Israel.  That is why the PLO supports him.  He has brutally taken over another Muslim Arab state – does that matter? Not in the slightest in the jungle of beasts and wild animals that comprises the Arab world.  Learn the lesson.

FIVE:  From this lesson comes forth another lesson.  The Iraqi move will embolden the Israeli Arabs inside the Jewish state to intensify their attacks on her.  The so-called intifada will grow and expand inside Israel and give Iraq greater reason to intensify its own threats against Israel’s existence until the madman who typifies so much that is the Arab megalomaniac mind may be driven by dreams to launch his missiles and chemicals against the Jewish state.  Already on behalf of Saddam, a man threatened to incinerate Israel.  The Arabs of Israel are possessed by a hatred of the Jewish state that transcends their fear of being incinerated along with the Jews.  And we allow them to remain and grow and become a fifth column cancer within our midst.  Madness!  Learn the lesson that cries out two things:

a)      Remove the Israeli Arabs now, before it is too late.
b)      Strike at Iraq now, before that, too, is too late.  And that is the next lesson:

SIX:  It is only a matter of time before Saddam, drunk with adulation of his people and the Arab world, and seeing himself as one of the great Arab heroes of history, takes upon himself to do that which the Arab world has dreamed of doing for 42 years – wiping out Israel.

Every day that passes sees Saddam’s nuclear and chemical power and potential grow.  Israel’s interests are not those of the United States.  America seeks to protect the oil fields and the “moderate” Arab state.  Our concern is not that; ours is knowledge that even if Saddam should capitulate to all American demands and retreat from Kuwait, he remains to continue his progress to nuclear weapons, even more awesome chemical and biological ones, and the ever-more sophisticated means of delivering them.

The U.S. wishes Israel to stay out of the fray.  It wants Israel neither to be seen nor heard, lest that harm U.S. interests in the Arab world It certainly does not want Israel to bomb Iraq, despite the fact that Iraq’s main and hallowed target is Israel.  The nuclear bombs of Iraq are not aimed and never will be aimed at Washington.  They will be at Israel.

Israel’s interest are not those of the United States, and we should do only what is best for us.  One can feel for American hostages, and in great measure they are there now because George Bush waited and allowed the Iraqis time to round them up and place them as hostages inside the sensitive Iraqi targets.  But all that is ultimately irrelevant.  Just as the U.S. did nothing for Israeli hostages and really could not have cared less, so must Israel disregard American interests when its survival is at stake.

Every day Saddam moves closer to perfecting weapons of awesome mass destruction.  Now, now, now, before he can wipe out, G-d forbid, hundreds of thousands of our people, is the time to strike and level his potential – factories, installations, missiles.  Now, now, now while the world – which we so fear – is itself in a mood of anger and fear of Iraq.  Strike; destroy the man and people who both have the halachic status of a “rodef,” of one who wishes to kill Jews.

Israel should never be bound by any made, murderous, perverted ethics and immoral morality of the disturbed liberal-left axis.  Never should to ever pledge not to strike a first blow.  If the need arises or if Israel even perceives the need arising, it must strike first.  And never should Israel ever fall into the trap of banning any kind of weapon.  There is nothing in any way less “moral” about a huge weapon of destruction than a small one.  Any weapon that is used to kill people in an immoral war is bad.  Any weapon used to kill vicious enemies in a war of survival is a mitzvah.

Israel should make no bones about, and should not be shy in any way about telling the world that it plans to have one of the world’s most potent and efficient arsenals of what is stupidly called “unconventional weapons” “conventional” forces far outnumber Israel’s and who are working feverishly to obtain nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them.  Israel should have every possible weapon of mass destruction imaginable and deal with the question, “but will that not give the Arabs an excuse to do the same,” with the nausea it deserves.

It is best that no one bomb.  But it is better, far, far better, to bomb than to be bombed.  It is better to gas than to be gassed.  And when dealing with Saddams and Arabs – that is the only language they will ever understand.  Learn the lesson.

SEVEN: The last and most important lesson, without which all the others will avail us nothing.  Return unto G-d, quickly, now, now, now.  We and all that is ours are in His hands.  The Saddams of this world are nothing before Him, and yet, everything, if G-d hides His face from us.  Of course, we must strike Saddam, but the hawks of this world who devour shrimps are too small to help the Jewish people.  They understand nothing that is Jewish.  And yet, the lesson is so clear, the lesson of G-d and history.

Two things are the call of the hour:  Return to the L-rd, G-d of Israel.  And wipe out Iraq’s power.  Now.

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November 27, 2015

Why Didn't the Allies Bomb Auschwitz?

Why Didn't the Allies Bomb Auschwitz?
Why Didn't the Allies Bomb Auschwitz?
One possible answer to Pope Francis’s question.
“The great powers had photographs of the railway routes that the trains took to… Auschwitz,” Pope Francis remarked last week.
“Tell me,” he asked, “why didn't they bomb them?”
The pontiff’s question is not merely a matter of historical curiosity. It raises issues of morality, diplomacy, and American foreign policy with profound implications for our own times. 
The reason the Allies had photos of the railways leading to Auschwitz is that throughout the spring of 1944, Allied planes conducted surveillance of the area in preparation for bombing German oil factories, some of which were less than five miles from the gas chambers and crematoria.
Yet when Jewish organizations asked the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration to bomb the railway lines or the death camp itself, U.S. officials replied that such an operation was not feasible because it would require “diverting” planes from the battlefield. That was false; those oil factories were very much a part of the battlefield.
Ironically, the administration did repeatedly divert military resources or change military plans for other non-military objectives – just not for the Jews. For example, an Air Force plan to bomb the Japanese city of Kyoto was blocked by Secretary of War Henry Stimson because he admired the city’s artistic treasures. Assistant Secretary of War McCloy diverted American bombers from striking the German city of Rothenburg in order to spare its famous medieval architecture. Allied ships were diverted to bring thousands of Muslims on a religious pilgrimage to Mecca in 1943 – at the same time U.S. officials were saying no ships were available to take Jewish refugees out of Europe.
The Roosevelt administration opposed calls by Jewish groups to create a government agency to rescue Jewish refugees – but it established a government agency “for the protection and salvage of artistic and historic monuments in Europe.” (That episode was chronicled in the recent George Clooney film, “Monuments Men.”) General George Patton even diverted U.S. troops to rescue 150 of the prized Lipizzaner dancing horses in Austria, in April 1945. 
Along these same lines, Pope Francis might ask Vatican historians about Allied policy concerning the bombing of Rome. In the summer of 1943, the Allied High Command was anxious to bomb Rome, since it was, as the New York Times put it, “a railway and communications center for Germany and Italian war material.” But Roosevelt feared Catholic voters would blame him if religious sites were damaged or if many civilians were harmed, so a slew of changes and restrictions were imposed on the military. 
Leaflets were dropped on the city the day before the attack, warning that bombing was imminent, thus surrendering the advantage of surprise. The bombing was carried out in broad daylight, increasing the danger to the pilots’ lives, in order to make it easier to avoid religious shrines. The bombing crews were given maps showing religious and cultural buildings to be avoided, with the words “Must Not Be Harmed” stamped in large red letters. The bombardiers were ordered to refrain from dropping bombs if there was “any doubt” as to where the bombs would land.
Why the double standard? Why was the Roosevelt administration willing to undertake diversions from standard military policy when medieval artwork, or dancing horses, or Catholic shrines were in danger, but – as Pope Francis noted this week – it refused to “divert” a few bombs to strike the railways that were bringing hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths?
Internal memoranda between senior officials of the Roosevelt State Department during 1941-1943 – the peak of the Holocaust – provide the tragic answer. One official, Cavendish Cannon, opposed rescuing Jews from Rumania because  it was “likely to bring about new pressure for an asylum in the western hemisphere… a migration of the Rumanian Jews would therefore open the question of similar treatment for Jews in Hungary and, by extension, all countries where there has been intense persecution.” His colleague Robert Alexander opposed rescuing Jews on the grounds that it would “take the burden and the curse off Hitler.” And R. Borden Reams warned of “the danger that the German government might agree to turn over to the United States and to Great Britain a large number of Jewish refugees.” An administration that viewed Jewish refugees as a “curse” and a “burden” was not going to take any steps that would leave it with large numbers of Jewish refugees on its hands.
Pope Francis made his Auschwitz remark while speaking to a group of young people about why they “find it hard to trust the world.” He was right – but why cite only the 1940s? Young people today see how the international community lets the architect of the Darfur genocide walk free, accuses Israel of war crimes for defending itself against war crimes, and yawns as the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons against civilians. It’s no easier to “trust the world” today than it was during the Holocaust.
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Who gets to pray on the TM?

Who Gets to Pray on the Temple Mount?
by Ruchama King Feuerman

Who Gets to Pray on the Temple Mount?
It pains me that I can’t pray there. But it’s not an Arab woman who is preventing me.
So the Arab women, calling themselves the army of Muhammad, stand guard at the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif, Noble Sanctuary, whatever you call it, depending on what tribe you’re from. In between noshing and knitting and drinking tea, they seek out Jews, the visibly religious kind who ascend the Temple Mount, to stop them

November 11, 2015

The Time is NOW

What more is there to be said?

We all only speak to the people that agree with us...

Israel remains alone, this will not change.
The silent moral majority of the planet are the peaceful that will need to rise.
Will they destroy the wild jackass's amongst us?
Will Israel decide that as time goes by, her position erodes.
Technology and Military might maintain the survival advantage.
But Israel only needs to lose once to be gone.

What are they waiting for?
The status quo is negative while the enemies build stength.

The time is NOW.

Wait until the children raised in bomb shelters grow up and
run the Country, then what?

Israel needs to stand alone and to stand up firmly.

The Final Solution (TSS) and BIBI

So Bibi affirms his support for the Final Solution...

No action on Iran....

He is committed to keeping the status quo...
That seems to be a strategy that will only degrade Israel's position.

New policy or PM?

June 18, 2015

Face Reality: Many Muslims Support ISIS

Face Reality: Many Muslims Support ISIS

T. Belman. The author says Islamists have “highjacked” Islam. To be clear what has happenned is that armed jihad as demanded by Islam has been rejuvenated. One hundred years ago it was dormant although at other times in history, as now, it was dominant.
by Tarek Fatah, The Toronto Sun
In the last week of May, the Qatar-based Arabic news work Al-Jazeera polled its Arabic-language audience on the question: “Do you support the victories of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in your region?”
The results were shocking. Of the 56,881 Arabic-speaking respondents, a whopping 81% voted yes. The results of this online survey may not be scientific. But they do provide anecdotal evidence of what many see as a rise in the support of Islamism in the Arab Middle East, among Muslims in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent, and in the diaspora in Britain and France.

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American Jewish journalists lead media’s anti-Israeli assault

Michael Oren: American Jewish journalists lead media’s anti-Israeli assault

In new book, former envoy Michael Oren claims antagonism towards Benjamin Netanyahu akin to historic hatred of Jews.
By Chemi Shalev, HAARETZ
Oren2Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, claims that Jewish journalists are largely responsible for American media’s anti-Israel coverage and the “double standard” it applies in its coverage of the Jewish state. Oren also writes that the antagonism towards Netanyahu shown by Jewish journalists such as Thomas Friedman and Leon Wieseltier resembles historic hatred of Jews.
Oren’s new book, “Ally” is due to be released early next week but is already garnering headlines for its harsh condemnation of President Obama and his policies towards Israel. But Obama isn’t Oren’s only target: he is also critical of American Jewish liberals and their “religion” of Tikkun Olam, and turns devastating when it comes to American journalists who are also Jews.

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‘Obama deliberately damaged US-Israel relations’

‘Obama deliberately damaged US-Israel relations’

U.S. President Barack Obama intentionally violated “no daylight” and “no surprises” principles of U.S.-Israel ties, former Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Michael Oren says • Oren: Obama changed U.S. policy on Iran and the Palestinians without telling Israel.
By Shlomo Cesana and Israel Hayom Staff
U.S. President Barack Obama has deliberately damaged U.S.-Israel relations, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published on Tuesday.
In the op-ed, titled “How Obama abandoned Israel,” Oren, now a Kulanu MK, accused Obama of violating the “two core principles of Israel’s alliance with America,” which, according to Oren, are “no daylight” and “no surprises.”
Referring to disputes between Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Oren, whose four-year stint in Washington ended in 2013, wrote, “Neither leader monopolized mistakes, [but] only one leader [Obama] made them deliberately.”

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June 1, 2015

Major victory against BDS

Major victory against BDS:
Lawfare Project congratulates plaintiffs on Washington Supreme Court's reversal of Olympia Food Co-op decision

This past Thursday, in a 9-0 vote, the Washington State Supreme Court vacated a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Olympia Food Co-op board members for their enactment of a discriminatory boycott of Israeli products.

The Lawfare Project played an active role in the case, submitting an amicus curiae brief in favor of the plaintiffs and arguing improper application of Washington's anti-SLAPP statute, and publishing analysis to counter the rhetoric of BDS proponents concerning the scope of the lower court's dismissal.

Not only did the previous ruling prevent the plaintiff Co-op members' claims from advancing to trial, but it also imposed upon them $232,000 in fees and penalties. This outcome was reached pursuant to the state anti-SLAPP statute, which the Supreme Court struck down for violating the right of trial by jury.

Thanks to last week's decision, the plaintiffs do not have to pay the immense bill, and they may now have their day in court to challenge the board members' adoption of boycott policies in violation of the Co-op's own rules. Moreover, the holding paves the way for future lawsuits against entities that engage in discriminatory BDS conduct.

The Lawfare Project congratulates the plaintiffs, their attorneys, and the other organizations that supported this brave undertaking to legally combat BDS.


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The Jewish Tragedy

The Jewish Tragedy

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
I’ve been focusing the past couple of weeks on the tragedy that has befallen our people, not just in our own time but in prior generations as well – our inability to see and appreciate the Hand of G-d in our lives.

The consequences of such blindness and ingratitude become evident when darkness envelops us, when G-d withdraws Himself from our presence. It is then that we demand haughtily, “Where is G-d? Why did He allow this to happen? Why isn’t He making a miracle for us? Are we not His people?”

We fail to accept responsibility for the breakdown in our relationship and blame G-d for His abandonment. We fail to understand that even in the depth of our darkness it is His protection that enables us to survive. Where it not for Him, the nations of the world would long ago have devoured us.

Following the 1967 Six-Day War my brother-in-law HaRav HaGaon Amram HaLevi Jungreis, zt”l, who was the rabbi of Yazur, Israel, wrote an amazing letter to us.

He was a total man of G-d, studying Torah and performing mitzvos day and night. His devotion to Torah study was such that he wouldn’t even allow a telephone in his house, lest it take away one second from learning. So this letter from him was very special.

He wrote about Psalm 126, Shir HaMa’alos, which we sing prior to Grace After Meals on Shabbos and Yom Tov. The Psalm speaks volumes. It commences with, “When Hashem will return the remnants of Zion we will be like dreamers.”

Indeed, we have witnessed the stunning miracle of the return of the remnants of our people from all over the world to our ancient homeland – but we were dreamers and failed to comprehend it. In that very same Psalm it is also written, “[At that time] the nations will declare that Hashem has done greatly with them [Israel].”

My brother-in-law explained that everything in life is relative. For example, if a rich man finds a dollar on the street, it means nothing to him. But if a beggar finds that same dollar he will rejoice.

The nations of the world who are rich in military expertise and are accustomed to victory in battle cannot be easily impressed by small triumphs of little nations. But it’s another story when a little nation achieves a victory such as Israel’s in the Six-Day War.

King David predicts that prior to the coming of the Messiah, the Jewish people, who for millennia were homeless and defenseless, with no military wherewithal, would in the blink of an eye become a mighty power in the world, triumphing against all odds. At that time the powerful nations will declare in astonishment, “G-d has done great things for these people. If G-d would only do this for us, we would rejoice.”

In June 1967, Egypt’s Nasser swore to wipe Israel off the map, massing a huge army in the Sinai, expelling UN peacekeeping troops, and closing the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping. But little Israel was like David of old, defeating the Egyptian army and the Syrian army and the Jordanian army – and numerous troops and armaments sent by other Arab nations eager to join Nasser in marching on Tel Aviv.

In six lightning days Israel decisively beat back the combined might of its enemies and made astounding gains on all fronts. For the first time in nearly 2,000 years Jerusalem was returned to the Jewish people. Rabbis blew the shofar at the Kotel, the remnant of our Holy Temple. First the time in almost two millennia we repossessed Mamma Rochel’s burial place as well as Hebron, the city of our Patriarchs and Matriarchs.

Let us again consider my brother-in-law’s analogy. The billionaires – the large, powerful nations – wanted our little dollar because overnight that little dollar had become more precious than gold. The mighty United States of America was, at the time, embroiled in the long and costly war in Vietnam, and American generals wanted to know the secret of Israel’s astonishing military success.

The secret was a simple one. Alas, the majority of our people did not know it – and still do not know it or even want to know it. But unless we know and can identify the source of our strength, it will disappear. If that happens, disaster is sure to follow.

The simple source of our power can be summarized in one word: Hashem. I say “simple” because we need only recognize it and it will appear.

Although there are multitudes who recognize the guiding Hand of G-d in the history of Israel and in all its battles, the vast majority of Jews do not.

When the Jewish people place their trust in G-d there is no strength or power that can prevail against them.

“They [the nations] may go forth with chariots and horses but we go forth with the name of our G-d” (Psalm 20).

As we come closer to the awesome days of Mashiach, the Jewish people will experience stunning victories as well as terrible tragedies. Events will unfold so rapidly that before we absorb one, another will follow. If, G-d forbid, we refuse to acknowledge G-d’s presence, the consequences will be painful and horrific.

The Six-Day War was a miracle. We rejoiced. We sang and shouted with exultation. Six days – six incredible days. Everything that befalls us individually and nationally is orchestrated from Above. But we choose to be blind. We do not wish to see. Instead of thanking G-d, we congratulated ourselves and proclaimed the words the Torah tells us never to proclaim: “Kochi…my strength and my might did this.”

We deluded ourselves into believing it was our acumen, our military know-how, our strategic planning, and our valor that brought about our miraculous victory.

We are living in dangerous and ominous times. The winds of war are blowing and our spiritual blindness can be deadly. We must learn to open our eyes, ears, and hearts lest we continue to stumble and fall. If we continue to be blind and deaf and refuse to see the Hand of G-d reaching out to us from Above, we cannot hope to survive.

The Torah likens the Jewish people to a little lamb surrounded by 70 ferocious wolves always ready to devour us. I know I have mentioned this many times but I will refer to it again and again until such time that we have an awakening that will bring an end to the Jewish tragedy of spiritual blindness. This can be realized only if we understand – not just intellectually but in our hearts as well – that our protection comes solely from Hashem.

We just celebrated the great Yom Tov of Shavous. The Midrash teaches that at Sinai Hashem picked up the mountain and, holding it above our heads, warned of the consequences that would befall us if we did not remain loyal to the Torah.

Not once but many times in our long saga have we seen the disastrous reality of that warning.

This is our Jewish tragedy: The inability to see and the inability to hear.

March 24, 2015

Victory or Last Warning to Likud - Shamrak

Victory or Last Warning to Likud
by Steven Shamrak
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu celebrated, what he called, a "major victory" in the last Israeli elections.
"Against all odds: a great victory for the Likud. A major victory for the people of Israel !" he wrote on his official Twitter account. Soon after the election exit polls were announced, Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett called Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and congratulated him. "They agreed to begin accelerated negotiations for establishing a national government and working in cooperation for the security of the state of Israel and the nation of Israel ."
In a desperate last ditch moment before election Netanyahu stated: "Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a base for attacks to the radical Islam against Israel. This is the true reality that was created here in the last few years."
This was enough for many Jewish voters to shake off a political apathy, like one of them told me "we have already seen this movie", and come out in support of Likud. Netanyahu must not forget why people voted for him this time. It could be the last time Jews of Israel believe in Likud!
Israeli voters had enough with continuous political deception and arrogance. They saw it in the name of the fake Zionist party, 'Zionist Union', created by veterans of political prostitution, who do not care about the future of Israel or the Jewish people, only their self-interests. Israelis have had enough of it! A new political movement is on the rise in Israel. It could be the last election when Likud and the anti-Zionist left were given final notice - serve your country, respect the ideals and aspirations of Jewish people Israel was created on or get lost!
Prior to the election, CNN presented a list of key issues Israel needs to resolve. Here they are wit my comments:
1. Repairing relations with the United States - The US has the long history of patronizing the Jewish state and undermining its future. It would be prudent that the next President of the United States, no such expectation from Obama, to take steps to repair relations with "the best friend" of the US, because Israel has done its most to prove its true friendship to American people!
2. Confronting Iran - The existential danger for Israel from nuclear armed Iran is real! As any self-respecting independent state, Israel must do what is right for its people. There is nobody to rely on - just look how long it takes for 'advanced' democratic powers to deal with problems in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria - and with their deeply ingrained anti-Semitic attitude, the best Israel can hope is that they'll stay neutral on this issue when Israel take action!
3. Solving problems with Palestinians - The problem has artificially been created and fostered since 1947 by the United Nations and all 'Jew-loving' states, must be exposed as the anti-Israel ploy it is. The fake Palestinians were invented to discredit the legitimacy of the Jewish state! There are Zionist solutions to the problem - it is time for the government of Israel to start implementing them.
4. Addressing growing social inequality - For too long, the Arab-Israel conflict and Israel's security were used as an excuse by the governments of Israel to neglect internal economic and social problems, and the appalling inequality of Israeli society. By ending occupation of Jewish land by the enemies, Israel will be able to put more resources to build prosperity and social equality.
5. Reversing Israel's isolation on the world stage - International anti-Semites will never stop hating Jews! Only a strong, independent and self-assertive Jewish state will be able shut them down. It was seen after the "Six Day War" and the Yom Kippur war, when even traditional European anti-Semites had began respecting Jews. But it did not last long as Israel did not consolidate its victories, only squandered them under the pressure of its trans-Atlantic 'friend'!
Netanyahu Flip-Flopping Again!
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu only waited for the March 17 election results before sending his close adviser Nathan Eshel to Zionist Union leader Yitzhak Herzog with an invitation to join him in a new unity government headed by the two largest parties of which they are leaders. Herzog turned him down and preferred to remain leader of the opposition. The invitation was proffered notwithstanding Netanyahu's campaign vow not to share power with the left-leading Zionist Union.

Obama is not Presidential and is Vindictive Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton says the vote was a "stinging defeat" for President Obama that will make Iran far more nervous and probably lead to more appeasement from the US in nuclear negotiations. Obama also stands out on Wednesday as one of few Western leaders to not congratulate Netanyahu on Likud's victory. Secretary of State John Kerry conveyed his congratulations instead. "Yes, I think the president can't stand Bibi Netanyahu," Bolton said. "I personally don't think he can stand Israel , while we're on the subject. Not congratulating a democratically elected leader in a close ally of the United States , I just think is amateurish. It's not professional. It's not presidential. It's just petty."
Two days later, President Barack Obama finally called Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election win and used the moment to interfere into Israel 's internal policy again by reaffirming his commitment to the "two-state solution".
After years of blocking UN efforts to pressure Israelis and PA into accepting a lasting two-state solution, Obama is edging ( to vindictively blackmail Netanyahu, after his decisive re-election) closer toward supporting a UN Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
There are lessons to learn from the last week Israeli election:
1.    If the Likud party to remain a viable political power in Israel, its leadership - not just Netanyahu - must begin to listen and respect the wishes of its supporters and start implementing the Jewish National policies in coalition with other true Zionist parties.
2.    The fake 'Zionist Union' does not care about a Jewish future! There is a need to unmask the self-serving and pathetic Jewish politicians who think that appeasement of our enemies, Arabs and international anti-Semites, will make them like Israel and change their hateful nature.
3.    Jews in Israel are fed up with the rude Obamizational interference of foreign powers in the internal politics of the sovereign Jewish state! Friendship is welcome, but a genuine one and on an equal footing!
The American nonprofit OneVoice Movement is under scrutiny by a US Senate panel over possible links to a campaign to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As a recipient of almost $350,000 in recent grants from the Obama administration's State Department, it had violated its tax-exempt status when it began backing the virulently anti-Netanyahu Victory 15 campaign in Israel earlier that month.
Speaking to a delegation in Kuwait, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, called for the destruction of all churches in the Arabian Peninsula after legislators in the Gulf state of Kuwait moved to pass laws banning the construction of religious sites associated with Christianity. (This call was made by high-ranking representative of Saudi Arabia - the 'best friend' of President Obama!)
US President Barack Obama is "committed" to a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Kerry held talks with PA president Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II on the Middle East peace process (Israel was excluded). The four leaders discussed creating an environment to push forward (force Israel) the peace process to reach a comprehensive and just peace in the region. (Is Obama "committed" to return South-Western US to Mexico or Hawaii to Japan? They have more legitimate claims than the fake Palestinians on Jewish land, Eretz-Israel!)
Israel Needs to Learn from Egypt!
Egypt sacks 41 judges for 'supporting' Brotherhood - Disciplinary court orders their compulsory retirement accusing them of supporting outlawed group, state media reports. (There are many anti-Zionist judges in Israel that must be removed from their office!)
An annual security assessment presented to the US Senate by the director of National Intelligence, has excluded Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from its list of terror threats to US interests, despite both being consistently included as threats in previous years.
Nearly 140 people were killed and 345 seriously injured in separate suicide bombing attacks at two mosques in Sanaa on Friday, the latest in recent turmoil that has rocked the Yemen city due to clashes between Islam's Sunni and Shia sects. (No international outrage!)
Quotes of the Week:
"What does it say about the President of the United States when he's more concerned about undermining and attacking the Prime Minister of Israel than he is standing up to the mortal threat a nuclear Iran poses?" - Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas) - Just imaging what reaction/outcry in US would be if an Israeli PM tried to actively undermine an US presidential candidate!
The PLO council decided "to stop security cooperation in all its forms with the occupying power" which it urged to "take over full responsibility for the Palestinian people in the occupied State of Palestine, the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza".
The move, which Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas has threatened several times to carry out over the past few months, comes as a response to Israel's decision to withhold the PA's tax revenues. The funds are being held back from the PA in retaliation for its moves to join the International Criminal Court (ICC). (and not paying its debts to Israel)
The PA submitted a UN Security Council resolution in December - which was voted down - calling for Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria within two years, and in January joined the International Criminal Court, where they plan to press for war crimes against Israel .
Israel has in response frozen $127 million per month in tax revenues due the PA, rendering it unable to pay tens of thousands of employees and threatening its very existence.
PLO central committee member Mustapha Barghouthi said its decisions were binding on the PA "because it was the PLO which created it (the Authority) and which signed the Oslo accords". The decision spells "the end of the Oslo period, which Israel destroyed", he said.