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.

March 13, 2015

US planes would be ready to take down any Israeli fighters - Gil Solomon

While I applaud Netanyahu’s address to the joint session of the US Congress, I admit I was a little disappointed by what was left unsaid.
In short, the Israeli PM missed a real opportunity to show the world the true intentions of this US administration.
He made no mention of Obama’s attempt to oust him in the upcoming Israeli elections by bringing into Israel a team of Obama supporters who hope that their propaganda efforts will bring in a new government which will be more to Obama’s liking. Foolish Israel for even allowing this lot to even step foot into the country and set up campaign headquarters in Tel Aviv. If it were up to me, they would have been handcuffed and deported on the first flight out of the country.
More importantly, we now have reports that in late 2014 Netanyahu was planning military action against Iran to take out the reactors. Netanyahu failed to mention that once Obama got wind of the planned strike (through a leak in Netanyahu’s own cabinet), this “President” threatened that US planes would be ready to take down any Israeli fighters that crossed into Iraqi air space to get to their Iranian targets.

Also Netanyahu made no mention of the embargo imposed by this administration on vital military hardware during the recent war with Hamas.
Nor was any mention made of the restriction on Israel doing what it does best, that is upgrading its fighter squadron. This administration has insisted that no upgrades be performed, thus ensuring that the Israeli fighters will have no qualitative edge to those fighter aircraft supplied to Saudi Arabia.

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No travel, no Sharia, no citizenship: UK Home Office unveils tough anti-Islamist strategy

A group of Muslims praying in Tower Hamlets, London (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

A new government anti-extremist strategy will ban thousands of Britons from traveling to conflict zones, target Sharia courts, and make it harder to obtain citizenship. The reforms come alongside news that 320 ISIS fighters have returned to the UK.
“In the past, there has been a risk that the Government sends an ambivalent and dangerous message – that it doesn’t really matter if you don’t believe in democracy,” says the text of the leaked Home Office-authored draft document, quoted in the Telegraph.
“We need to stand up and be more assertive in promoting our values and challenging the extremists who fundamentally oppose them.”
The strategy is expected to be made public in the coming weeks, and will become effective as soon as it is rubberstamped by the government. It represents a fundamental retrenchment against Islamists – both, those at home, and potential recruits for international terrorist conflicts abroad. Repeatedly mentioning “British values,” it contains a foreword by Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May, and is a culmination of her campaign to “undermine and eliminate extremism in all its forms,” which resulted in tough new legislation being passed in Parliament last November.

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March 8, 2015

Why Obama dislikes Bibi


There is no question about whether President Obama — along with Secretary of State John Kerry and the editorial pages of many newspapers — has a particular dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
But there is another question: Why?

And the answer is due to an important rule of life that too few people are aware of:
Those who do not confront evil resent those who do.
Take the case at hand. The prime minister of Israel is at the forefront of the greatest battle against evil in our time — the battle against violent Muslims. No country other than Israel is threatened with extinction, and it is Iran and the many Islamic terror organizations that pose that threat.
It only makes sense, then, that no other country feels the need to warn the world about Iran and Islamic terror as much as Israel. That’s why when Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the United Nations about the threat Iran poses to his country’s survival and about the metastasizing cancer of Islamist violence, he, unfortunately, stands alone.
Virtually everyone listening knows he is telling the truth. And most dislike him for it.
Appeasers hate those who confront evil.
Given that this president is the least likely of any president in American history to confront evil — or even identify it — while Benjamin Netanyahu is particularly vocal and eloquent about both identifying and confronting evil, it is inevitable that the former will resent the latter.
The negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program are today’s quintessential example. Those who will not confront a tyranny engaged in terror from Argentina to the Middle East, and which is committed to annihilating another country, will deeply resent Israel and its leader.

 Since the end of World War II, there has been a name for the people who refuse to confront evil and who resent those who do: leftists.



March 6, 2015

UCLA: Student Government Candidate Attacked for Being Jewish

On February 10, four members of the nine-member UCLA student government initially voted against appointing a female Jewish candidate, voicing their belief that her Jewish background made her unfit for the position on the government’s judicial branch.

The student targeted, Rachel Beyda, eventually was voted to the position unanimously, but not before 40 minutes of debate, during which the four students attacked Beyda’s qualifications.
The UCLA student newspaper, the Daily Bruin, reported that the four student representatives who contended against Beyda were Fabienne Roth, Manjot Singh, Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed and Sofia Moreno Haq, according to the Jewish Journal.
Roth reportedly began the assault by querying Beyda, “Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community, how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?”
The College Fix reported, “A second council member, Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, posed the same question using less obvious terms. A third council member piggy-backed on the previous questions by asking Beyda what she thinks constitutes a conflict of interest.”

Beyda defended herself for a few minutes, then left while the 40-minute debate took place. Roth opined, “I feel like we should be working on a way to make sure that we make things better at USAC [Undergraduate Students Association Council], and we have a legacy that’s not being more divisive towards things. She’s part of a community that is very invested in USAC and in very specific outcomes that Judicial Boards make decisions on every year.”
Sadeghi-Movahed added: “For some reason, I’m not 100 percent comfortable. I don’t know why. I’ll go through her application again. I’ve been going through it constantly, but I definitely can see that she’s qualified for sure.” Sadeghi-Movahed apologized on Facebook February 12.


March 5, 2015

Barack Insane Obama Answers BIbi

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Egyptian Government Closes 27,000 MOSQUES in Move to Fight Terrorism

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The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowment shuttered 27,000 local mosques under the pretext of fighting terrorism.
Al-Monitor reported:
The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowment has shuttered 27,000 local places of worship under the pretext of fighting terrorism, while awarding 400 preaching permits to Salafists.
An Egyptian administrative court on Feb. 18 upheld the Ministry of Religious Endowments’ decision issued in September 2013 to close down neighborhood places of worship of less than 80 square meters (861 square feet), a move intended to protect young people from the militancy and extremism that can prevail in such places, which lack the legal standing to hold Friday prayers.
This move sets a precedent that raises many questions about the fate of mosques in many Egyptian villages, the grounds of which are usually less than 80 square meters. In reply, opponents of the decision such as the Salafist Nour Party claimed that closing down places of worship without providing a larger alternative serves to further bolster extremist ideology, considering that the larger existing mosques cannot accommodate Friday worshippers who line surrounding streets to pray. On the opposite end of the spectrum, supporters of the decision such as intellectuals and scholars say that those mosques are time bombs that threaten national security, as they fall outside the purview of the Ministry of Religious Endowments and are used to spread subversive ideologies.

March 4, 2015


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Manchurian Candidate - exposed on Mark Levin's show....

Go to Mark Levin Show - 2/26/15 at the 22:18 mark...

This may just make you realize what Obama is...Manchurian...

ChickenSh*t POTUS?

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Would not watch Bibi's Speech

Would not understand Bibi's Speech?

Would not want Bibi's Speech to expose the real plan...

Go to Mark Levin Show - 2/26/15 at the 22:18 mark...

This may just make you realize what Obama is...Manchurian...

Bibi spoke. Now, Iran must be OUR focus!

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a stirring speech today in which he laid out the threat Iran poses not just to Israel, but to the US and the entire world. He explained what he believes to be the path to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and called the deal currently being formulated a "very bad deal." He stated that the alternative was not war, "but a better deal."

The Prime Minister said that the Western powers' emerging deal with Iran would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons, and that a deal as currently structured would include concessions that would leave Iran with a vast nuclear infrastructure. He also stated that Iran's breakout time would be only a year by US assessments and even shorter by Israeli assessments..

As Prime Minister Netanyahu pointed out, Iran threatens not only Israel, but the United States and the entire Western world.

The pictures above are just a tiny sample of the constant barrage of images that continue to pour forth from the Iranian regime, calling for the destruction of Israel and the US. It seems as if every other day, death chants from Iran fill the air.

So now that "The Speech" has been delivered and everyone has gone home, where do WE go from here; what can we do now?

- The pro-Israel community MUST be unified, energetic and must stay on point - Iran is THE issue.

- We must be ready, able and willing to take our message to the streets.

- We must demand that Iran's nuclear weapons program be abolished.

- We must demand that Obama keep Congress informed of the details of any impending deal with Iran.

- We must demand that Congress have a voice in determining the merits of the deal itself.

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Moshe Feiglin - My Plan for Israel’s Future

MK Moshe Feiglin’s Bar Ilan Speech: My Plan for Israel’s Future

Dear Friends,
It is no coincidence that I have chosen the Bar Ilan University as the venue at which to present my political platform.
In all the officers’ training courses that I completed, one rule was highlighted: If you lose direction while navigating, return to the point at which you lost your way and from there, start again.
Here, in this place, where PM Netanyahu made his famous Bar Ilan speech, we lost our political and diplomatic direction.
Here, in this place, the National Camp accepted the principle of two-states for two peoples, as it were – in the very heart of our Land.
Here, in this place, the National Camp adopted the seed of destruction that had sprouted during the sixties in the most radical leftist camps and was vehemently rejected by the Labor camp and the sane Left.
Thus, we return to here today, to the place at which we lost our direction. We return to the national ideological foundations and to the only diplomatic principle that is just, wise and realistic:
One state for one nation in one Land.
It was former Labor party PM Golda Meir who said, “There is no such thing as a Palestinian nation”. All the heads of the Labor party always pledged that they would never recognize and never hold any type of discussions with the terror organizations that vowed to liberate the Land of Israel from its Jews.
Why not?
What did the Left once understand that even the Right today does not comprehend?
Until the Oslo Accords, the entire nation – Right and Left – understood that there is an inherent difference between border disputes with neighboring Arab countries and the conflict with the PLO.
The wars with our neighbors can be ended with one type of agreement or another.
But with the PLO, the conflict is not territorial. They claim ownership of the entire Land. The PLO is the organization for the liberation of the entire Land of Israel from all the Jews. Thus, recognition of the organization is recognition of the justice of its claim.
What we lost in the Oslo Accords, which were brought to us by the Left and the rationale for which the Right adopted – is much more than parts of our heartland. What we lost is the most powerful weapon of all: We lost the sense of the justice of our cause.
Do you understand?
It makes no difference how strong you are, how technological you are, how many fences, cement blocks and Iron Dome batteries you position. It also doesn’t matter how humane you are and how cruel the other side is. What ultimately determines world opinion is very simple:
Who is the just side of the story?
When we shook hands and hugged the most nefarious murderers, when we released them from their prison cells and gave them the heart of our Land and the holiest places in our country – we lost the basic justice and legitimacy for our existence.
That is how we got to the situation in which they can fire missiles at Tel Aviv and win world approval…
They are convinced of the justice of their cause, while we merely shoot missiles against their missiles.
For when we lost the sense of the justice of our cause, all that remained was the principle of self-defense.
Yes, dear friends.
Today, they shoot at civilian population centers, we do not do so – and nevertheless world opinion always favors them  – simply because the world will always take the side of the just.
As such, the first principle in any diplomatic/security strategy is to restore our lost sense of justice.
Oslo, the unilateral retreats and surrender of territory have brought us nothing but war. They have brought violent, murderous terror upon us – tens of times more than in the past.
They brought long-range missiles upon us.
They brought us the terror tunnel threat.
Today, it is already clear to all: This is not the right direction.
Prudent leadership must be willing to face reality.
Responsible leadership must strive for the only diplomatic solution:
One state for one nation in one Land.
By no coincidence, this is exactly what is clearly written in the Likud charter:
“Application of sovereignty in all parts of the Land of Israel in our hands.”
We must return to the foundations that we have abandoned.
We must act with resolve to apply Israeli sovereignty in all parts of our Homeland.
The abandonment of sovereignty, particularly on the Temple Mount, means the loss of security in Tel Aviv. It invites terror into every home in Israel.
This is our Land – ours alone!
This is our Land in the merit of the promise to our Forefathers, who rest in the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron.
This is our Land in the merit of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, bought by our King, David.
This is our Land in the merit of the eternal covenant with our Father in Heaven, nurtured over the millennia.
This is our Land, to which we have been faithful for over 2000 years of exile.
This is our Land, which has been faithful to us and in which no other national entity has risen since we were exiled from it.
This is our Land, also recognized as ours by the nations of the world in the Balfour Declaration and the San Remo Conference. No other significant legislation was ever passed.
This is our Land, it is ours alone. And as we have seen time and again, any other statement brings about:
More terror,
More international pressure
and more loss of legitimacy.
The Likud under my leadership will fundamentally rectify the terrible mistake of the Oslo Accords and restore security and peace to Israel’s residents.
How will we apply the one-state principle?
First, we must understand: The Oslo era is over!
Israel has no obligation to unilaterally uphold the agreement, which was abrogated by the Arab side at every opportunity and from every possible perspective.
Israel will declare that the open support of terror and the countless betrayals of the Arab side have depleted the Oslo Accords of all content and that from our point of view, these accords are null and void.
Israel will restore its full control in all the territory abandoned as per the Accords – as it did in the Defensive Shield Operation.
After restoration of its control, Israel will declare its complete sovereignty over the entire area.
The Arab residents of these areas will be able to choose between three options.
But before I elaborate, a few words on demography:
The demographic direction in Israel has unrecognizably changed in the past decade. The only woman in the world who today gives birth to more children than her mother is the Jewish woman in the Land of Israel. Yes, including the Jewish woman in Tel Aviv.
On the other side of the coin, there is steady Arab emigration from our Land.
According to these current trends and with no promotion of emigration, the Jewish majority in the area between the Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea will grow to 80% in the next 15 years.
This working assumption takes into account the projected aliyah of just half a million Jews during that time period.  I have no doubt that a much larger aliyah of a million and a half new immigrants will actually take place in the coming decade: From Ukraine, France and the entire world.
In light of these statistics, there is clearly no reason for us to despair and bequeath the land that we received on a silver platter from our parents to our children – as a terror state.
Another vital statistic for understanding Israel’s next necessary diplomatic steps:
According to comprehensive surveys frequently publicized in Israel, approximately 65% of the Arabs in Judea and Samaria are interested in emigration and approximately 90% of the Arabs of Gaza would like to emigrate. They are captive to regimes that do not allow them to actualize their will. Young people in Gaza currently pay thousands of dollars for a place in a rickety boat to the shores of Italy. Sometimes they drown in the open seas.
After liberating the Gazans from the Hamas regime and the youth of Judea and Samaria from the puppet regime of terror, the will be offered one of the following three options:
Option 1: Permanent Resident Status: The condition for receiving this status is a clean record and acceptance of Israeli sovereignty.
Option 2: After a period of time to be determined, receipt of Israeli citizenship. Conditions for citizenship would be public declaration of loyalty to Israel and national service. (It is Israel’s full right to scrupulously examine a public that has fought it for years prior to offering it citizenship).
The third option, which I believe is the most fair and attractive:
Those who do not wish to accept Israeli sovereignty can receive a respectable emigration basket and generous aid to pursue their future elsewhere.  The costs of this option are miniscule in comparison to the astronomical sums of money that Israel has invested in the two-state idea.
What about international pressure?
As above, the world supports the just and resolute.
Israel merited the status of ally and economic and defense aid from the US only after it conquered Judea, Samaria, Gaza, Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and Sinai in the Six Day War.
True, we can anticipate a wave of condemnation, as in the past, when we bombed the Iraqi nuclear reactor.
But with resolute Israeli leadership, the world will understand that the rules of the game have changed; that the boss has returned and that we have restored to ourselves the most important weapon of all: belief in the justice of our cause!
Then, the world will once again turn a smiling face to Israel, as it did after the Six Day War.
For this to happen, we must once again believe in ourselves. To do so, we must strengthen Israel’s Jewish identity.
Israel’s Jewish identity is at the foundation of this enterprise. Jewish identity is the basis that gathers and unites Israeli society as a strong society that firmly advocates its rights and stands strong in the face of external pressure and threats.

I will act to strengthen the Jewish identity of the State of Israel.
I will act to fortify Israel’s family values.
I will act to buttress the personal liberty of every Israeli citizen.
Solid identity and true concern for the liberty and prosperity of every citizen will fill the hearts of our youth with a sense of pride and belonging to their Land.
No longer will our young people be enticed to seek their future overseas – because of the high price of chocolate desserts.
But pride and a sense of belonging are not enough. The Likud must once again raise the economic and social flag.
Over the past two years, the Likud has disconnected from the citizens. The social and economic ministries – all of them! – were given to coalition ‘atmosphere’ parties. This is a mistake and fiasco that must not be repeated! We must restore economic leadership to the socially-aware Likud.
I am committed to fundamentally changing the economic situation in Israel.
I am committed to an uncompromising battle against the high cost of living and the unreasonable economic burden that rests on the shoulders of the average citizen.
Under my leadership, the Likud will not allow the food and housing cartels to charge prices that are more than double the norm in the world.
I will act to truly open the markets, to truly dissolve the monopolies and to truly create competition, which will surely lower prices.
The key to rehabilitating Israel’s economy is to create competition in the market – not to lower the Value Added Tax – not on housing and not on food.
The principle that successfully dissolved the monopoly on cellular phones in Israel must be applied in the housing market, the retail market and the financial markets.
The Likud under my leadership will drastically reduce the cost of land for construction. The State currently holds 93% of Israel’s land reserves. It could lower the price of that land immediately.
Under my leadership, the Likud will embark on a gradual process of transferring ownership of the land from the State to the citizens.
The liberation of the central mountain range in Judea and Samaria for accelerated construction will also quickly lower the prices of land and housing in the entire country.
In the retail market, we will open basic food and consumer items to competitive imports with equal conditions.
In the financial market, we will create true competition between the banks. We will ease the procedure for the opening of new banks and we will stop the robbing of our pensions by the insurance companies.
Dear friends,
I am offering you leadership with faith; leadership that is completely different than what we have become accustomed to.
I offer leadership – so lacking in these days – with a true and clear ideological path. I offer leadership of integrity and reliability; leadership that does not change course with every new survey; leadership that means what it says and implements what it promises.
I am convinced that this type of leadership will restore the many mandates that the Likud lost to parties with a better-defined agenda in the National Camp and will transform the Likud into Israel’s undisputed leadership party.
Last week, a survey showed that the Likud under my leadership would win 18 mandates. That is only the beginning.
When the National Camp will understand that it has to whom to turn, those 18 mandates will be no more than the floor from which we will achieve the mandate ceiling that will restore the Likud’s strength as in the past.
The time has come to lead the change; to get the Likud back on the right diplomatic and economic course.
The time has come to bring back our friends and colleagues who have left the Likud for other parties.
I call upon you to vote for the right path for the Likud. For honest and reliable leadership.
I call upon you to vote for me, to strengthen the Likud and to return our country – with security and prosperity – to its true course and destiny.

MK Moshe Feiglin: Get Ready for the Comeback

MK Moshe Feiglin: Get Ready for the Comeback

In a television interview Monday, MK Moshe Feiglin said that the upcoming elections in Israel are nothing more than a promo for the next elections. “Nobody knows what the elections  are about,” Feiglin told journalist Avery Gilad. “There is no discussion on the political scene about meaning and identity – two basic issues that Israeli society must face.”

Feiglin said that his new party, which is sitting out these elections, will put the issues of Israel’s identity and the meaning of Jewish life in Israel on the table. “The party’s name is Zehut, identity; Israeli and Jewish identity,” said Feiglin. “It is a movement that will make peace with the deep conflict between Israeli identity and Jewish identity. That peace is essential for Israel so that it can deal with the challenges it faces from within and without. The movement will focus less on foreign affairs and more on domestic issues. If we settle our internal problems, we will be able to solve our external problems. If we are in conflict with ourselves, we will certainly be in conflict with our neighbors. This party is not rightist or leftist, religious or secular. It will encompass Israelis of all walks of life,” Feiglin explained.

Answering whether he thought that he will remain politically relevant even though he is not running in these elections, Feiglin answered thatbecause the Zehut party will provide a true answer for Israel’s fundamental problems, people will remain interested. “Get ready for the comeback,” said Feiglin. “The time has come for our message, which incubated over the years, to stand on its own two feet. We are aiming for the top – to lead this nation.”

Moshe Feiglin - Arabs

And what will you do about the Arabs?
Our problems with the Arabs are a reflection of the problems between the Jews. The Left is fanatically anxious to ‘solve’ the Arab problem so that they will stop reminding them that they are Jews. They erroneously think that if the Arabs no longer hate the Jews, they will also be free of their Jewishness. This psychosis has accompanied the Jewish people for generations. The Arabs have subconsciously identified the obsessive need of Israel’s leftist leaders for their recognition. This is a tremendous psychological asset that they use to manipulate us. That is why there will be no peace with the Arabs until we make peace with ourselves.

So you are saying that there is no peace because we try to escape our Jewish identity?
Right. As soon as we free ourselves of our identity crisis, we will have peace with our neighbors.

And what should we do in the meantime?

We must concentrate on the Jews. Israel should give every honorably discharged soldier who wants to get married free land on which to build his home in the Negev, Galilee, Golan, Judea or Samaria. If you travel today along Wadi Ara or the Negev, you will plainly see that the state has de facto provided every new Arab couple with free land.
Secondly, Israel must give its citizens as much freedom of choice as possible. Every citizen should be able to obtain a broadcasting license and to broadcast on both radio and television to his heart’s desire (within the confines of Israel’s security needs and common morality, of course). Supreme Court justices should be elected by our elected representatives and undergo a Knesset hearing, as is done in America. Israel should have district elections so that our Knesset members would have to answer to their own constituency.
When Israel comes down on the side of liberty and true democracy, it will be free of the identity crisis of the ‘enlightened elites’ that has been plaguing us ever since the state was born. Israel will be a Jewish state for the Jewish people. At that point we will be able to deal with the challenges facing us – and triumph.

The motives for the attack on Netanyahu's speech - Moshe Arens

'The motives for the attack on Netanyahu's speech in Congress -
politicization and lack of understanding'

Professor Moshe Arens is convinced that even if Obama and his people
do not like Netanyahu's speech in Congress, this will not cause a
degradation of relations between the United States and Israel, a
relationship that is based on mutual interests, which the United
States also understands should not be given up.

A lack of understanding and political biases. These are the two
reasons that former foreign minister, Prof. Moshe Arens finds for the
frontal attack against the prime minister regarding his speech in the
American Congress and the claim that Israel's relations with the
government in Washington are being degraded.

Prof. Arens endured tremendous American stresses while he was a
minister in Yitzhak Shamir's government and the present stress on
Netanyahu's government appear in his eyes to be of totally different
proportions than how they are described in the Israeli media.

"Relations with the United States are very good", he states and
clarifies that even if it seems that in the fabric of Israeli-American
relations, that Israel is the receiver and the United States is the
giver, the reality is quite different. "The relationship is based on
the interests of both countries. The connection between the two
countries is advantageous to both countries. No country would harm
relations that it considers to be advantageous for it. Therefore I am
sure that Netanyahu's speech in Congress cannot harm these interests.
Everyone who is concerned can rest reassured".

Arens, perhaps because of his responsible political approach, finds it
difficult to understand why the prime minister's political opposition
must make use even of this speech in order to butt heads and fight
with him. He sees the speech as having importance of the first degree
for every Israeli whatever his political beliefs. "The agreement that
is being formulated between the United States and Iran is not good for
Israel and it is in the interest of every responsible Israeli citizen,
no matter whom he intends to vote for, that the prime minister's
speech before the two houses of Congress will be effective. Period".

Arens is not impressed by the fact that those who oppose Netanyahu's
speech are headed by the person who was foreign minister, MK Tzipi
Livni, and who should, supposedly, understand the true structure of
Israel's relations with the United States. In his opinion, as
mentioned, the reasons for the criticism of Netanyahu are clear. "The
unfortunate fact is that many Israelis speak on the subject of
relations with the United States without understanding the United
States and the way in which a position is formulated there and without
understanding the true essence of the relationship, or they prefer to
hide this in order to blame the prime minister. It is a mixture of
lack of understanding and political motives. There is a lack of
understanding here. People do not understand what these relations are
based on. The support for Israel comes from Republicans as well as
Democrats and nothing will change as a result of the speech, even if
the president of the United States is not enthusiastic about
Netanyahu's appearance there".

Arens also relates to Israel's degree of political freedom, especially
in light of the Israeli sense that the Israeli prime minister cannot
take a different political stance from that which is dictated to him
by the White House. Arens totally rejects this approach and states
that an Israeli leader must have only Israeli interests in mind. "We
must take care of our own interests and our interests and in Judea and
Samaria are essential and necessary for our security. We must state
our policies according to our interests and with all due respect to
former American president Bush and his letter, I am not sure that this
letter represents the epitome of the State of Israel's security

Arens reminds us that there have already been leaders who stood up for
Israel in the face of American dictates, and under much tougher
circumstances. "Begin did it and he told them that we are not a banana
republic. Why is it a problem to say this?" he says, and mentions that
this stance was taken with the Americans during the period when
Israel's economic dependence was far greater than that of today. "The
State of Israel has progressed in giant steps since then. Israel of
today is a relatively rich state showing impressive growth for years.
It is nice to get grants but we must remember that this support also
serves American interests. These are not gifts. But even during the
economic crisis, when there was no choice and they had to cut their
governmental budget, and also the support to Israel, it became clear
even then that we can even get by without this. Their support
represents perhaps one and a half percent of the Israel gross national
product and if this is decreased or eliminated it will not harm us,
and certainly not harm us critically. We do not need to change
direction because of some dependence or other on a friend like the
United States".