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The Zionists Series – Daniella Weiss Part 1

Posted by Glezele Vayne on December 22, 2010

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Daniella Weiss, easily one of the greatest leaders in Israel today….

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Likud Min. Landau: US Demanding Much More Than 3-Month Freeze

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 16, 2010

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Mount Zion courtesy of WeJew.com

Contrary to reports in the media that portray the U.S. as giving Israel a “package” of “benefits” for another three months of building freeze in Judea and Samaria, Washington is actually demanding a lot more for its largesse – far more than Israel can safely agree to, said Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau.

Landau, along with other ministers and Knesset Members – including many Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu ministers, and coalition chairman Ze’ev Elkin – are up in arms over the proposed renewal of the building freeze in Judea and Samaria, and have vowed to fight it with all means at their disposal.

Part of the fight, Landau said in a Voice of Israel Radio interview Tuesday morning, was changing the perception of the “deal” the United States. had ostensibly offered Israel for the freeze extension.

According to Landau, the conditions for the deal are far different than those being portrayed in the Israeli media, which is telling Israelis that in exchange for a “small” Israeli gesture of an additional three month freeze, Jerusalem will receive a bundle of benefits, including additional advanced F-35 fighter jets, and an American guarantee to veto any anti-Israel proposals at the United Nations and other world bodies – and to similarly smash any attempt by the Palestinian Authority to seek U.N. approval for a declaration of independence for an Arab state in Judea and Samaria.

But the United States doesn’t just want a three month extension, said Landau. When asked why he was opposed to so much benefit for “only” three more months of a building freeze, Landau responded, “Israel has failed to learn from the past. President Obama is ignoring previous promises, also written in a letter, that President Bush presented to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Those promises, too, were portrayed as a great diplomatic achievement.

“All the American promises share a similar characteristic – they lack specifics, and are not carried out if they are found to be damaging to American interests.” That was the case with the 2003 letter Bush presented Sharon, ostensibly recognizing Israel’s right to retain the “settlement blocs” in the event of a deal with the PA; in the end, that American promise has been rescinded by President Barack Obama because he has decided it is in American interests to do so.

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Anarchists, Arabs Caught Burning Olive Trees

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 7, 2010

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by Maayan Miskin of Israel National News

Foreign anarchists and Palestinian Authority Arabs were caught on film Sunday setting fire to a wooded area outside the Jewish town of Bat Ayin, between Jerusalem and Hevron. The fire damaged many plants, including olive trees.

Residents who witnessed the incident said they believe the group was planning to blame the arson attack on the Jews of Bat Ayin.

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Tom Friedman Promotes Building Freeze Extension

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 26, 2010

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Not surprising considering Friedman’s checkered history vis-a-vis Israel. He offers the same tired argument…just give ’em one more chance to see if they’re serious. In the meantime, as the Arabs play their duplicitous games, Jews are maimed and murdered. Enough already.

Hat tip: Israel National News

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One State is All That’s Needed

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 21, 2010

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Op-Ed by David HaIvri

Arab parents who murder their own children, in order to murder Jews: Fruits of Oslo

The borders of the State of Israel have never been determined by our leadership based on an understanding of our national interests. Rather, the borders of the state came about by chance, as a result of wars forced upon us by the Arab countries who banded together to annihilate us in 1948 and then again in 1967. The de-facto borders of the State of Israel are the result of the territory lost by the Arabs in those wars.

The so called “pre-1967” borders had no resemblance to the suggested UN Partition Plan of 1947, a plan that was denied by all Arab countries and – ironically-embraced by the Jewish leadership. At the time, they were happy just to be acknowledged in any way, and to receive any part of our historic homeland.

Arab residents of areas that were captured by the Israeli army in that first war in 1948 were granted full Israeli citizenship. They have since been granted all benefits awarded to Jewish Israelis and are expected to fulfill some civil obligations, but not all. They are exempt from military or national service, but benefit from university scholarships and representation in the Knesset. They enjoy the full extent of Israel’s democratic nature, who some take advantage of in an extreme way when they use their freedom of speech to defame the very State that grants them those freedoms and rights.

The areas captured by Israel in 1967 were never officially annexed by the State of Israel. The Arab residents were not incorporated officially into the State of Israel as citizens. Rather, their municipal services are provided by the Civil Administration, a subdivision of the Israeli government. Acting schizophrenically manner, Israel on the one hand refrained from annexing the area captured from Jordan, while on the other hand it invested major resources in developing and settling Jews in communities built throughout the region.

Since the 1977 Camp David Accords the Israeli leadership has been debating different forms of autonomy to be granted to the Arab population in areas captured from Egypt and Jordan in 1967. This debate has evolved into the presently popular concept of a “Two State” solution. At the basis of the theory of the Two State Solution is the establishment of a new Arab country called Palestine, which would be located on the territory captured from Egypt and Jordan.

This concept was tested when Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, and it failed terribly. All Jewish communities, homes and businesses were destroyed and the Jewish residents were displaced. The local “Palestinian” population elected their own government through democratic elections. The Islamic party Hamas won those elections and have been firing rockets into Israelis cities ever since. Not only has this development been a disaster in terms of the relations between Israel and the Arab population of Gaza (many of whom worked for Israeli employers before the change of government), but also for the local Arab population whose standard of living has deteriorated dramatically as a result.

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Arab mother strapping suicide bomb belt to child: Israel Universe Headlines April 2003

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Call to Destroy Israel by Any Means – in Washington, DC

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 19, 2010

Beautiful Jerusalem Building Boom from WeJew.com

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by Maayana Miskin of Israel National News

American professor Kaukab Siddique recently called for Israel to be destroyed by any means necessary, and issued a warning to Jews as well. Siddique spoke over Labor Day weekend at an anti-Israel rally in Washington D.C.

“We must stand united to defeat, to destroy, to dismantle Israel–if possible by peaceful means,” Siddique said. His comments were captured on film by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

“Perhaps, like Saladin, we will give them enough food and water to travel back to the lands from where they came to occupy other people,” Siddique continued. He called on Muslims to “unite and rise up against this hydra-headed monster which calls itself Zionism.”

He made it clear that he was talking about the entire state of Israel, and not only the regions such as Judea and Samaria that are the subject of negotiation. “Settlements are only the tentacles of the devil that resides in Tel Aviv,” he stated.

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