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IDF Giving Hamas a Chance? IDF Holds Fire Despite Rocket Attack

Posted by avideditor on January 16, 2011

It seems Israel is not doing what it needs to to destroy jihadis. I do not think the Hamas jihadis need any chance. Destroy them first or at least when they attack you. I don’t understand Israel not responding.
From http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141745
The IDF has not retaliated against another Gaza terror rocket attack against Israelis on Friday, an indication it is giving Hamas a chance to prove it can protect the western Negev from rival terrorist organizations.
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Sunday Funnies

Posted by avideditor on June 6, 2010

From here
Sunday Funnies

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Flotilla tells the IDF to “go back to Auschwitz.”

Posted by avideditor on June 4, 2010

HT Lysol

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Dhimmi Helen Thomas tells Jews to go back to Germany

Posted by avideditor on June 4, 2010

HT ploome

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Flotilla Passenger: “I Want to Be a Shahid (Martyr)”

Posted by avideditor on June 3, 2010

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HT Noah David Simon (CriticalAnalyst) on Twitter

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The British Anti-Semitic Anti-Israel Propaganda is Refuted by Israeli Spokesmen Despite the Spin

Posted by avideditor on June 3, 2010


An oldie but goodie 😉

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Jihadis and Nazis praise Hitler on the jihadi propaganda about the Flotilla on Youtube

Posted by avideditor on June 2, 2010

From here YouTube
It seems reality does not effect the pro Jihadi spin. See the truth here new video of the Flotilla people going to Gaza attacking the IDF with weapons, The poor starving people of Gaza /sarc ( photo collage ), The poor starving people of Gaza /sarc {photo}, Jihadis are spinning Israel protecting its borders into classic Jew hatred, and here Why where the “humanitarian” aid ships carrying marbles.

HT Lysol

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new video of the Flotilla people going to Gaza attacking the IDF with weapons

Posted by avideditor on June 2, 2010

ht ploome

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Settlers: Secret Plan Renders Barak ‘War Criminal’

Posted by Glezele Vayne on December 20, 2009

BS”D

by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) A secret document that has been made public shows that the IDF is planning something close to war against the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria (Yesha), local councils accuse.

The secret document, which has clandestinely reached Arutz-7, shows that the army is planning to enforce the government-ordered construction freeze on Jewish towns in Yesha with the help of six brigades, the entire Border Guard forces of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, Israel Air Forces helicopters and drones, the Shabak (Shin Bet) and police, intelligence forces, and IDF reserve units. The forces are required to submit a daily report to the General Staff and the Defense Minister by 1 PM each day.

The Shomron Residents Committee released a sharp statement in response: “This war plan formulated against the pioneering settlement enterprise in Samaria and Judea, together with the plan against the hesder yeshivot which produce the best of Israel’s soldiers, turns [Defense Minister] Ehud Barak into a war criminal.”

“With the full backing of Netanyahu, who so cynically called us ‘brothers,’ Barak is wasting billions of shekels of the People of Israel’s money in order to promote his own standing in the Israeli left – instead of investing the money in building and developing the Galilee, Samaria, Negev and Judea. We will fight without compromise against Barak’s criminal actions, and we will continue to build our land wherever Arab nationalism threatens to turn it into terrorist states.”

The document states that the plan is on the “General Staff” level, and outlines the plan to destroy new Jewish buildings throughout Judea and Samaria. It appears that the plan is set to be put into operation within two weeks.

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From Glezele Vayne – formerly “Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz”

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IDF Chief Counsel: International Law ‘Sacred’ for the Military

Posted by Glezele Vayne on September 5, 2009

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by Gil Ronen

(IsraelNN.com) The IDF’s Chief Counsel, Brig. Gen. Avichai Mandelblit, said in a weekend lecture that the IDF is utterly committed to international law in all of its actions and defended the decision not to bomb the hospital where Hamas’s heads were hiding during the IDF’s operation in Gaza in January.

Speaking at a Jerusalem seminar titled “Fighting and Winning within the Framework of the Law,” Mandelblit said that the IDF would never put aside the laws laid down by international law, adding that “all of the commanders hold it sacred.”

“The IDF’s clear position – and I have already worked with three chiefs of staff – is that we must always act within the [international] laws,” the kippah-wearing attorney said. He was quoted on the IDF’s website.

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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IDF Brutality in Gaza?

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 24, 2009

BS”D

This article is re-published here with the permission of author, Yaacov Lozowick. — Ellie Katz

First posted at Yaacov Lozowick’s Ruminations

March 22nd, 2009

Two months after the IDF operation in Gaza, an internal Israeli conversation taking place in Hebrew is being splashed over media outlets the world over, from the New York Times to the Zevener Zeitung, the local newspaper of a townlet west of Hamburg no-one has ever heard of: yet it carried an item about the Israeli discussion. Unremarkably, the reportage, whether measured and calm, breathless and excited, or antagonistic and gleeful at uncovering Israel’s crimes, is uninformed and silly. That the reporters can’t follow the original discussion because of lingual and cultural barriers is obvious; sadly, they seem not to have read the English translation very carefully, either.

The facts of the operation are partially clear. Following a century of strife over contradictory claims to a very small land, Israel unilaterally disengaged from the Gaza strip in 2005. In the months leading to this disengagement the Palestinians had sensibly refrained from provoking Israeli ire and had carefully held their fire; as soon as the IDF left Gaza, however, the shooting of kassam rockets at Israeli civilians was renewed. Six months later the Palestinians democratically elected Hamas, a party whose fundamental documents and standard rhetoric are deeply antisemitic and genocidal, calling for the death of all Jews. Wisely or not, Israel, Europe and the United States boycotted Hamas, while Israel and Egypt partially blockaded the Gaza strip, especially after a bloody little civil war in 2007 in which Hamas ousted its Fatah rivals and took sole control. Throughout this period the rocketing of Israeli towns and villages continued, with thousands of projectiles hitting Israeli territory between 2005 and 2008. In December 2008 the IDF invaded Gaza in an attempt to put a stop to the shooting. In the ensuing operation 1,300-1,400 Palestinians were killed. According to the Palestinians, 960 of the dead were civilians; the Israelis admit that some 400 civilians were killed, and claim to know the names of at least 580 dead fighters.

The truth may never be known, and is unlikely ever to be agreed upon. (Related article here). Yet no matter which version we prefer, it is clear that in three weeks of battle in a densely populated area, indeed, much of it urban, fewer than a thousand civilians died, perhaps fewer than half. Seen against the backdrop of every urban battle in history, such a number must reflect a high degree of restraint and efforts not to harm civilians. Had Israel wished indiscriminately to kill Palestinians, the numbers would have been vastly greater; even had the IDF been merely callously indifferent to Palestinian lives, the numbers would have been dramatically different. Yet this cannot be a source of sanctimonious satisfaction, since even the Israeli numbers tell of hundreds of dead civilians. It is important for Israel, irrespective of the uninformed world listing in to the discussion, to figure out what happened.

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In the summer of 1967, as the IDF reserve soldiers came home from the battlefields of the Six Day War, a group of kibbutz members inspired by the charismatic Holocaust survivor, partisan, and poet Aba Kovner, gathered together to talk about the war. While most of their compatriots were still reeling euphorically from the swift transformation of facing extinction in May 1967 to brilliant victory in June, these thoughtful young men reflected upon the gray zones. Their discussions were published as a book: Siach Lochamim, or Discussions of Warriors. It was important, widely read and quoted; an English version was published in 1971 as “The Seventh Day: Soldier Talk about the Six Day War“. Was it an influential book? Probably not. In post-modern jargon, it was an expression of the hegemonic elite of Israeli society, a few short years before the end of the hegemony and the onset of the present multi-cultural society. Still, it serves as a model some Israelis wistfully look back at.

Danny Zamir, head of the Oranim Academic College, is one of them. Yet there’s an ironic twist to his position. These academic colleges (“Mechinot”) are the invention of a rival group, the Zionist Orthodox,the political home of the Settlers. Twenty years ago some of them felt the need to insert a year of reflection and personal growth between high school and service in the IDF, feeling educated and mature 19-year-olds would better serve their country than less mature 18-year-olds. Zamir has copied their successful model.

This is important, because he and his student-soldiers are not a cross section of Israeli society. On the contrary. They are mostly members of a once illustrious group of Ashkenazi, secular, educated and left-leaning Israelis. One should not belittle them; while they no longer dominate Israeli society, they remain an honorable, creative and important section of it. Yet they are afflicted with a misconception shared by their political relatives in many Western societies: that they are somehow better than the others, more intelligent, more compassionate; that they are right, while everyone else is wrong, and boneheaded for not seeing their light. As in other countries so also in Israel, the rest of society returns the compliment with its own set of prejudices; the Querdenker in me loves them all, and takes none of their conceits all that seriously.

Zamir and his warrior-students have all read Siach Lochamim, and their discussion after the Gaza operation was consciously, carefully modeled on it, with Zamir usurping Kovner’s role, and the young men following their grandfathers – only the social terrain has changed. They are no longer the elite who command the nation’s attention and respect; rather, in their minds, they’re an embattled minority surrounded by a churning mass of inferiors. Read the description of their discussion carefully, and you can’t miss the arrogance.

This is really frustrating, to see that they understand that inside Gaza you are allowed to do anything you want, to break down doors of houses for no reason other than it’s cool.

“You do not get the impression from the officers that there is any logic to it, but they won’t say anything. To write ‘death to the Arabs’ on the walls, to take family pictures and spit on them, just because you can. I think this is the main thing in understanding how much the IDF has fallen in the realm of ethics, really. It’s what I’ll remember the most.”

Here’s the code: When this young sergeant talks about trying to explain to his soldiers that civilians must be protected, he’s casting himself as their moral superior, which is what he feels. He understands, they don’t. When he’s arguing with his religious comrades, however, and especially with the rabbis, he’s facing ideological foes who are his intellectual and social equals, so his criticism becomes sharper:

“What I do remember in particular at the beginning is the feeling of almost a religious mission. My sergeant is a student at a hesder yeshiva [a program that combines religious study and military service]. Before we went in, he assembled the whole platoon and led the prayer for those going into battle. A brigade rabbi was there, who afterward came into Gaza and went around patting us on the shoulder and encouraging us, and praying with people. And also when we were inside they sent in those booklets, full of Psalms, a ton of Psalms. I think that at least in the house I was in for a week, we could have filled a room with the Psalms they sent us, and other booklets like that.

“There was a huge gap between what the Education Corps sent out and what the IDF rabbinate sent out. The Education Corps published a pamphlet for commanders – something about the history of Israel’s fighting in Gaza from 1948 to the present. The rabbinate brought in a lot of booklets and articles, and … their message was very clear: We are the Jewish people, we came to this land by a miracle, God brought us back to this land and now we need to fight to expel the gentiles who are interfering with our conquest of this holy land. This was the main message, and the whole sense many soldiers had in this operation was of a religious war. From my position as a commander and ‘explainer,’ I attempted to talk about the politics – the streams in Palestinian society, about how not everyone who is in Gaza is Hamas, and not every inhabitant wants to vanquish us. I wanted to explain to the soldiers that this war is not a war for the sanctification of the holy name, but rather one to stop the Qassams.”

I’m not certain this comes across in the English translation; in the original Hebrew it’s crystal clear, and no Israeli will miss the lingual codes. Some may agree with them, others be affronted by them, but everyone sees them. This is crucial, because most of the report is not about the Palestinians at all, and it doesn’t describe things that happened, rather it focuses on a subjective interpretation. Read carefully, and you’ll see that actually, the soldiers didn’t generally behave with the wanton rage the descriptions would have you expect; on the contrary:

Yossie: “I am a platoon sergeant in an operations company of the Paratroops Brigade. We were in a house and discovered a family inside that wasn’t supposed to be there. We assembled them all in the basement, posted two guards at all times and made sure they didn’t make any trouble. Gradually, the emotional distance between us broke down – we had cigarettes with them, we drank coffee with them, we talked about the meaning of life and the fighting in Gaza. After very many conversations the owner of the house, a man of 70-plus, was saying it’s good we are in Gaza and it’s good that the IDF is doing what it is doing.

“The next day we sent the owner of the house and his son, a man of 40 or 50, for questioning. The day after that, we received an answer: We found out that both are political activists in Hamas. That was a little annoying – that they tell you how fine it is that you’re here and good for you and blah-blah-blah, and then you find out that they were lying to your face the whole time.

Yossie, being a platoon sergeant, didn’t lay down policy. If the troops behaved reasonably, it wasn’t because he’d convinced them, it was because their own cultural baggage dictated so.

Aviv describes agonizing as, near the end of the operation, it seemed likely his unit would penetrate a part of the city of Gaza which had not been evacuated of civilians. Ultimately this didn’t happen, but his thought process is fascinating:

“At first the specified action was to go into a house. We were supposed to go in with an armored personnel carrier called an Achzarit [literally, Cruel] to burst through the lower door, to start shooting inside and then … I call this murder … in effect, we were supposed to go up floor by floor, and any person we identified – we were supposed to shoot. I initially asked myself: Where is the logic in this?

“From above they said it was permissible, because anyone who remained in the sector and inside Gaza City was in effect condemned, a terrorist, because they hadn’t fled. I didn’t really understand: On the one hand they don’t really have anywhere to flee to, but on the other hand they’re telling us they hadn’t fled so it’s their fault … This also scared me a bit. I tried to exert some influence, insofar as is possible from within my subordinate position, to change this. In the end the specification involved going into a house, operating megaphones and telling [the tenants]: ‘Come on, everyone get out, you have five minutes, leave the house, anyone who doesn’t get out gets killed.’

He’s a sergeant, yet he argues up the military chain; later the orders are changed, certainly not because he argued, but then again, perhaps because he and many others all did: we can’t know; even he doesn’t know. In any case, it’s a thinking army, trying to fashion the proper way of battle, while at battle.

The deliberations were not only about life and death matters; they also covered more mundane topics. Back to Yossie, billeted in the home of Hamas activists:

“What annoyed me was that in the end, after we understood that the members of this family weren’t exactly our good friends and they pretty much deserved to be forcibly ejected from there, my platoon commander suggested that when we left the house, we should clean up all the stuff, pick up and collect all the garbage in bags, sweep and wash the floor, fold up the blankets we used, make a pile of the mattresses and put them back on the beds.”

Zamir: “What do you mean? Didn’t every IDF unit that left a house do that?”

Yossi: “No. Not at all. On the contrary: In most of the houses graffiti was left behind and things like that.”

Zamir: “That’s simply behaving like animals.”

Yossi: “There was one day when a Katyusha, a Grad, landed in Be’er Sheva and a mother and her baby were moderately to seriously injured. They were neighbors of one of my soldiers. We heard the whole story on the radio, and he didn’t take it lightly – that his neighbors were seriously hurt. So the guy was a bit antsy, and you can understand him. To tell a person like that, ‘Come on, let’s wash the floor of the house of a political activist in Hamas, who has just fired a Katyusha at your neighbors that has amputated one of their legs’ – this isn’t easy to do, especially if you don’t agree with it at all. When my platoon commander said, ‘Okay, tell everyone to fold up blankets and pile up mattresses,’ it wasn’t easy for me to take. There was lot of shouting. In the end I was convinced and realized it really was the right thing to do. Today I appreciate and even admire him, the platoon commander, for what happened there. In the end I don’t think that any army, the Syrian army, the Afghani army, would wash the floor of its enemy’s houses, and it certainly wouldn’t fold blankets and put them back in the closets.”

Fascinating, isn’t it. Yossie and his comrades have a common moral code. They’re stationed in a Palestinian home, and soon they’re having quasi-normal relations with them, talking, sharing cigarettes and so on. There have been Israelis in Arab captivity in some wars (not to mention Gilad Shalit right now), and I’ve never heard the parallel story. At the end, feeling a bit betrayed that the Palestinians had been lying, the soldiers don’t feel like cleaning up; Zamir, however, from the perch of his stricter moral code, or is it arrogance, makes it clear this is bestial (that’s what the original Hebrew word says). In essence, Zamir admonishes his student, you have also become bestial if you’re like all those others.

I agree with Zamir that they should have cleaned up. Yet in the annals of war this is hardly obvious, nor the norm. Leaving a mess is impolite; it’s not bestial. This is exactly where the internal Israeli conversation, happening in Hebrew, turns into something radically different in the malicious hands of unknowing outsiders.

The killing of civilians is of course a different subject altogether. Yet in spite of the world-wide excitement about these testimonies, which if you believe the reports contain Israeli confirmations of wanton brutality and destructiveness, they contain descriptions of only four civilian deaths; here’s the case of three:

Ram: “I serve in an operations company in the Givati Brigade. After we’d gone into the first houses, there was a house with a family inside. Entry was relatively calm. We didn’t open fire, we just yelled at everyone to come down. We put them in a room and then left the house and entered it from a different lot. A few days after we went in, there was an order to release the family. They had set up positions upstairs. There was a sharpshooters’ position on the roof. The platoon commander let the family go and told them to go to the right. One mother and her two children didn’t understand and went to the left, but they forgot to tell the sharpshooter on the roof they had let them go, and it was was okay and he should hold his fire and he … he did what he was supposed to, like he was following his orders.”

Question from the audience: “At what range was this?”

Ram: “Between 100 and 200 meters, something like that. They had also came out of the house that he was on the roof of, they had advanced a bit and suddenly he saw then, people moving around in an area where they were forbidden to move around. I don’t think he felt too bad about it, because after all, as far as he was concerned, he did his job according to the orders he was given. And the atmosphere in general, from what I understood from most of my men who I talked to … I don’t know how to describe it …. The lives of Palestinians, let’s say, is something very, very less important than the lives of our soldiers. So as far as they are concerned they can justify it that way.”

According to a radio broadcast two days ago, Ram has since admitted he wasn’t an eyewitness to any of this, it’s only hearsay. Or to be accurate: the tragic death of that woman and her two children happened; the talk about “the atmosphere in general” and so on, that’s hearsay. Ram assumes the shooter would have said he was merely following orders – a loaded statement if there ever was one – but he doesn’t know this. He implies that had he been stationed on the roof, he would have known better – and perhaps he might have. Then again, perhaps not. The devil – not figuratively – is in the details: was it daylight or nighttime? Were the children toddlers, or teenagers? Did their killer recognize them for who they were, or could he have easily been convinced they were something else? These specific questions make all the difference between the confusion of war and a malicious killing. They need to be clarified by professional investigators, not by a kangaroo court.

War is one of the worst occupations men can engage in – though genocide and some large scale injustices are worse, and their prevention justifies war. There is no such thing as a pretty war. The decision to be in war entails, always, the decision to do things that would be totally unacceptable in any other context. For this reason, the decision must be made with care, including detailed planning, meticulous training, permanent self reflection even under fire, and calm examination of everything afterwords so that mistakes not be repeated. Israel is currently examining itself, in a public, communal discussion. I cannot think of any other society which does this in such a frank and open manner; certainly never any of our enemies, but not any of our friends, either. The decision of our critics to cast this in a very different light tells mostly who they are, not who we are.

Hat tip: Neukoelln Botschaft

From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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IDF Criticized for Being Competent

Posted by Glezele Vayne on January 22, 2009

BS”D

I missed another memo.

Apparently, effectiveness in battle is prima facie evidence of war crimes. Using children as human shields and storing rockets under their beds is not. I’m going to go muse on this new information as I watch some more videos of pro-Hamas demonstrations in America. These peace loving folks were singing anti-war songs like “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!”, and “In spirit and blood, we shall redeem Al Aksa!” … obvious references to the desired two state solution. Oh and they were also singing “Khaybar, Khaybar, ya Yahood! Jaish-Muhammad saya’ud!” (Khaybar, Khaybar oh Jews, the army of Muhammad will return!), and “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas!”. Isn’t it cute how often they refer to us Jews in their songs? They just can’t seem to get over us.

I remember war protesters in the 60’s (now I’ve dated myself) singing “Kumbaya my Lord, Kumbaya” and sitting peacefully on college campuses demanding an end to the war in Vietnam too.

Something seems vaguely different about these protests. I just can’t quite get my hands around it. Give me time. I’ll figure it out. In the meantime, for your reading pleasure, I’ve posted an Arutz Sheva article on the outcome of the recent “Gaza war”. Enjoy.

Ellie Katz (follow link to Elya and Ellie’s blog)

Thanks goes to Avid Editor for graciously giving me space on his blog.

IDF Backs Gaza Reports, Says 1,300 Killed in Cast Lead by Maayana Miskin (IsraelNN.com)

Some highlights for your enlightenment below:

“A report issued by Italian journalist Lorenzo Cremonesi earlier in the day charged Hamas with vastly overstating the number of deaths in Gaza.”

“IDF spokesmen said they believe that approximately 1,300 people were killed in the operation, as Hamas has claimed.”

“There is, however, a major difference between the casualties reported by the IDF and those reported by Hamas: the IDF believes that most of those killed were members of Hamas and at least 500 belonged to the group’s armed forces…”

“The IDF still believes that the majority of those killed were armed, adult members of Hamas with blood on their hands.”

“… the estimated number of civilians killed was much higher than the actual number because many Hamas terrorists who were actively participating in battle at the time of their deaths were wearing civilian clothes.”

“… Gaza civilians were afraid of Hamas, and said the group had used civilians as human shields against their will and had fired from United Nations buildings.”

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Hamas ‘Victory’ Propaganda Film For Kids aka Human Sheilds

Posted by avideditor on January 19, 2009

It seems Hamas is stealing some animation for the use of its own propaganda. HT Atlas Shrugs

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Video: Military Uniforms and Supplies Found In ‘Humanitarian Aid’ Shipment To Gaza

Posted by avideditor on January 9, 2009

I Found this video at Holger Awakens.

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more about “Video: Military Uniforms and Supplies…“, posted with vodpod

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Israeli soldiers fighting in a concrete jungle (video)

Posted by avideditor on January 9, 2009

I got this at Oel Girl. Enjoy. I wish I knew hebrew so I could understand what he is saying but there is some good war footage IMHO.

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Spend a minute and tell the UN to stop supporting Jihads

Posted by avideditor on January 8, 2009

It seems like the UN is now run by dictators and it does everything it its power to disempower Jews. Well it less then one minute you can make you voice heard. Tell the UN not to support Jihadis. I think the UN is on the wrong side of this fight ad it is scary. Who know if you are going to make a difference but it only take an minute. I still spent less then a minute and sent them an email. Click here if you want. I used false data because I do not want the hundreds of people that sent me death threat to really know who I am, but fell free you use you real information. if y0u feel safe. I think if the government rely want to find you they can. I think the US is safe for another couple of weeks, I have every ought problems now with out Hundreds of brainwashed people that want to kill me and they said it know who I am. Click here to take action.

This is what was sent to me, from the  UN Watch. “Take Action Now: Oppose U.N. Nod to Hamas Terror

 

Tomorrow the U.N. Human Rights Council will meet in emergency session on the proposal by Arab states and their allies to “strongly condemn” Israel for daring to defend its citizenry from Hamas rockets.

The official subject of the meeting, initiated by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Russia, and other countries not exactly known for stellar human rights records, is “The Grave Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory including the recent aggression of the occupied Gaza Strip.”

The proposed resolution “strongly condemns” Israel’s actions — yet says not a word about Hamas, a terrorist organization that has fired thousands of rockets and missiles against civilians in the cities of Ashkelon, Beersheba, and Sderot.

By seeking to criminalize Israeli self-defense, and implicitly to legitimize Hamas terrorism, the text itself is a violation of human rights.

U.N. resolutions matter. They are translated into every language, govern the discourse of international relations and human rights, and influence masses around the globe. 

Make no mistake: Iran, Syria, and Hamas will take note of this resolution, and especially of how European Union states vote. As documented by UN Watch in a November 2007 report, anti-Israel U.N. resolutions are routinely cited by Middle East extremists to convince their audiences that the world is with them.

Please help us ensure the E.U. will live up to its principles tomorrow by voting No to this one-sided resolution.

To do otherwise would only encourage the dark forces that—from Mumbai to Madrid to Sderot—seek to destroy our democratic civilization and way of life.

Make Your Voice Heard: Click Here to Urge E.U. leaders to Vote No

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A Prayer for the IDF Soldiers

Posted by avideditor on January 8, 2009

Pray for the defenders of freedom, the IDF. Here is a great video with english subtitles and some amazing images. 

I found this online. I think it is right. 

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Forces, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God, from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May the Almighty cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighters from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under our soldiers’ sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is the Lord your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

Now let us respond: Amen.

 

Text courtesy of OU.org

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A great short history of Israel and Hamas leading up to the current conflict

Posted by avideditor on January 6, 2009

Enjoy this great short history of Israel and Hamas leading up to the current conflict. Insanity is making the same mistake over and over again with out learning. I hope Israel learns from its mistakes in the past and bombs Iran now before it is too late. 

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