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Netanyahu’s Treachery and Self-Incrimination

Posted by Glezele Vayne on August 31, 2010

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By Dr. Paul Eidelberg

 On August 31, 2010, at 8:12 PM Israeli time, it was reported that a passing vehicle fired on an Israeli car, killing 2 men and 2 women (one pregnant) on Route 60 in the Hebron Hills near the ancient holy Jewish city of Hebron.  Nevertheless, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu persists in meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of these murderers, in Washington, D.C.  The  murderous charade goes on.

Mr. Netanyahu boasted on various occasions after the May 1996 elections that that no one expected him to (1) accept the Oslo Accords as a basis for the “peace process”; meet with Yasser Arafat; and (3) withdraw from Hebron.  Ponder the significance of this remarkable statement or confession.  This self-incriminating statement reveals his autocratic as well as arrogant character.  For if no one, in his own words, expected him to take the three steps mentioned above, it then follows that Mt. Netanyahu betrayed those who elected him Israel’s Prime Minister!

 That he could boast before the nation about his utterly unexpected adherence to the Oslo Accords reveals his contempt for public opinion.  The moral obtuseness underlying his arrogant statement that no one expected him to genuflect to Oslo—hence, to become Yasser Arafat’s lackey—is symptomatic of Israel’s undemocratic political culture.

But what is more, Mr Netanyahu pulled the same sort political deception in the February 2009 election.  During the campaign for that election he said nothing about his stand on the “two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; in other words, he was mum about his position regarding a Palestinian state.  He knew very well that had he candidly supported Palestinian statehood, he would lose a decisively significant percentage of votes from the nationalist camp.  (Bear in mind that his Likud Party won 27 seats to Kadima’s 28.)

It is in this light that we are to understand his momentous speech of June 14, 2009 at Bar-Ilan University, where, without prior cabinet or Knesset debate or public discussion, he unilaterally supported the establishment of a Palestinian state on Israel’s heartland, Judea and Samaria.  That he again displayed contempt for public opinion was confirmed by a poll commissioned by IMRA (Independent Media Review and Analysis) in August 2009.

 The poll found strong disagreement to Netanyahu’s recent decisions among those who voted for Netanyahu’s Likud party in the most recent election. Seventy percent of Likud voters said they opposed plans to freeze Jewish construction in Judea, Samaria and parts of Jerusalem, while 73 percent said the government should grant authorization to so-called “illegal outposts” instead of seeking to demolish them. This clearly implies that the public overwhelming opposes a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria,

 Pollsters also discovered that despite overwhelming media criticism of Minister Moshe Yaalon, who termed the Peace Now group “a virus,” the public tends to agree with Yaalon’s remarks. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed expressed agreement with Yaalon, and said that Peace Now has caused significant damage to the state of Israel.  Only 28 percent of those surveyed did not agree that Peace Now has harmed the state.

Returning to Netanyahu, he is a disgrace to the nation, and there are no constitutional means of removing him from office.  This is the humiliating consequence of living in the pseudo-democratic state of Israel, whose ruling elites—across the political spectrum—have a vested interest in leaving in its present form despite its demonstrable ineptitude and corruption.

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Four Jews Murdered in Arab Terror Attack Near Hevron

Posted by Glezele Vayne on August 31, 2010

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From Israel National News

by Gil Ronen and Hillel Fendel

Palestinian terrorists murdered four Jewish civilians in a shooting attack at the Bani Naim junction just south of Hevron Tuesday evening. Emergency service paramedics could do nothing to save the victims whose bodeis were riddled with bullets. The terrorists reportedly made sure their victims were dead by shooting them from close range after the initial fusillade.

The victims are a husband and wife, parents of ten, and two passengers. A Zaka volunteer who arrived on the scene broke down in tears when he neared the car and discovered that one of the victims was his wife. The IDF is combing the area, searching for the terrorists.

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“We Have Learned from Gush Katif”

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 24, 2010

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Yesha Rabbis Advise Soldiers Not to Help Destroy Outposts

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 31, 2009

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Hat tip: WeJew.com

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

(IsraelNN.com) Leading national religious rabbis called on soldiers Wednesday night to refuse orders that involve them in the destruction of Jewish hilltop communities and the expulsion of those living there.

Their call sparked a protest in the mass media and among several political leaders, similar to the storm that raged over the same issue during the period of the expulsions from Gaza and northern Samaria in 2005 and in Amona two years ago.

Kiryat Arba-Hevron Chief Rabbi Dov Lior and Beit El Chief Rabbi Zalman Melamed were among those who wrote a statement that said “the holy Torah prohibits taking part in any act of uprooting Jews from any part of “our sacred land.”

In radio interviews Thursday morning, Ichud Leumi (National Union) Knesset Member Michael Ben-Ari and officials of the Council of Rabbis for communities in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) explained that Israel was established because of the Torah and therefore one cannot carry out policies that are against it.

The rabbis conferred at the small community of Givat Asaf, one of the 26 sites that Defense Minister Ehud Barak has vowed to destroy, by force if necessary.

An official for the Council of Yesha Rabbis added, “The government is ruled by non-Jews like [President Barack] Obama and that is our weakness. It is not Jewish sovereignty. They are throwing sand in our eyes with their declarations.”

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

Ellie’s note: There are a couple of books that note the parallel disasters that befall the United States of America when the US Administration forces Israel’s hand.They are written from the Christian worldview.

Eye to Eye by Bill Koenig

As America Has Done to Israel by John P. McTernan


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A Palestinian History Book

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 20, 2009

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by Tom Mountain (a columnist for The Jewish Advocate)

A whole group of people was created overnight.

“Show me a history book of the Palestinians,” retorted Miriam Levinger to this novice student journalist over two decades ago in Kiryat Arba, in Judea, otherwise known as the southern half of the West Bank.

In 1968, Mrs. Levinger, wife of Rabbi Moshe Levinger, the leader of the Gush Emunim movement, had, with the tacit support of the Israeli government, spearheaded the return of Jews to the Hebron area. And thus came Kiryat Arba, a thriving modern Jewish township overlooking Hebron, that sacred Biblical city where Arabs had massacred the centuries-old Jewish community in 1929. The Levingers had moved there to try to set things right by reestablishing a Jewish presence in Hebron.

On October 31, 1998, in violation of his prior campaign promises, Benyamin Netanyahu signed away the vast majority of Chevron (Hebron) to Yassir Arafat.

On October 31, 1998, in violation of his prior campaign promises, Benyamin Netanyahu signed away the vast majority of Chevron (Hebron) to Yassir Arafat.

By the time I met her in 1983, Miriam Levinger, once of Brooklyn, had already been in Judea for over fifteen years. She was there to stay. Not only that, but, she assured me, her children – she eventually had eleven – would inevitably branch out to help create more settlements in Judea and Samaria (the northern half of the West Bank).

Back to the Palestinian history book, or lack there of.

Mrs. Levinger elaborated on the premise that a Palestinian history book did not exist because the very concept of a Palestinian people did not exist until the Arab nations and their proxy, the PLO, chose to invent the Palestinian national movement in 1964. It was all a propaganda ploy to attack Israel and challenge Jewish claims to the land.

Tough, no-nonsense rhetoric from an Orthodox mother who was compelled to walk through Hebron with a Uzi submachine gun for protection. Miriam Levinger was absolutely correct in her simple analysis of the situation. But she was not alone.

“Palestine is a term the Zionists invented…. Our country for centuries was part of Syria,” remarked Arab leader Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi to the British Peel Commission in 1937. Mr. Abdul-Hadi knew what he was talking about.

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The Western Wall has been deemed too controversial for US President Bush to visit. Instead he will climb Masada, with PM Olmert as his guide

Posted by avideditor on April 10, 2008

Reading this article’s title brought shivers down my spine. It seems as if Bush and Olmert are trying to bring the jewish people to the massacres of the past (Masada), instead of a thriving future at the western Wall the future site of the 3rd temple. In every generation they rise up against us. The jihadis are not the only ones that are trying to kill the jewish people in my opinion, Olmert and the US government policy is a bigger threat. They are a wolf wearing sheep’s clothing. They pretend they want to help the Jewish people and by pass our defenses until they are close enough to kill.

Report: Western Wall Too ‘Controversial’ For Bush Visit: “The Western Wall has been deemed too controversial for US President Bush to visit. Instead he will climb Masada, with PM Olmert as his guide.”

Haaretz reported that Bush’s aids were leaning toward the Masada fortress. The site was where Jews held out against the Roman army, but were eventually beaten and committed suicide rather than face the humiliation and torture of captivity. Haaretz mentioned the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron, the Golan Heights and the Western Wall, explicitly, as places deemed too controversial for Bush to visit.

The Western Wall, also called the Kotel (“wall” in Hebrew) or Wailing Wall, is the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. The mount itself is occupied by two Muslim structures and Jewish worship there is severely restricted. The Western Wall is highly symbolic as it has been the focal point of Jewish worship in the most recent return to Zion. It was approachable via a small alleyway prior to the War of Independence, was off-limits to Jews under Jordanian rule following the 1949 armistice and was liberated in the 1967 Six Day War. Among the most famous photos in Israel’s history is that of IDF paratroopers looking up at the wall with awe following their participation in the battle for the Old City. Shortly after the victory, Israel bulldozed the area around the wall, creating a huge prayer plaza.

Muslims have recently been staking a claim not only to the Temple Mount, but to the Western Wall as well. They call it Al-Burak and say the religion’s founder, Mohammad, tied his horse there during a midnight journey that took him to “the farthest mosque” – which they say is a reference to the Jerusalem mosque later given that name.

The Bushes also want to witness the Biblical prophecy of the ingathering of the exiles first-hand. White House staffers report that the Bushes are looking to meet with recent olim (Jewish immigrants to Israel) during the visit.

Bush will not be visiting Palestinian Authority-controlled areas or meeting with PA officials during his visit to Israel, but will hold a meeting with Fatah chief and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Egypt afterward.

Media analyst Dr. Aaron Lerner of Israel Media Research and Analysis says that the phenomenon of Bush steering clear of the Western Wall does not bode well and belies statements by Israeli officials’ claiming an improved relationship with the US due to Israel’s willingness to make repeated concessions to Fatah. “Things are so screwed up that while the Pope can visit the Western Wall in what was clearly the “Israeli” portion of his visit, President Bush can’t make the same photo op as part of his historic trip marking Israel’s 60th anniversary,” Lerner opined. “And now an example of the incredible lack of thinking on the part of whoever is working on this trip: instead of visiting places associated with Israel’s rebirth or ancient life – the idea is a photo op at a place remembered in history for the group of Jews who committed suicide rather than fall captive to the Romans.”

Dr. Lerner concluded, with tongue-in-cheek: “Then again. How appropriate. PM Olmert, who critics warn is following a suicidal path with the Palestinians, will visit Masada with Bush.”

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