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I’ve been reading some of the articles and opinion pieces concerning the current conflict between Hamas and Israel. Now, one thing that strikes me as obvious amidst all the calls for Israel to stop bombing Gaza, and the ugly comparisons to apartheid and Nazi death camps….if Hamas would stop bombing Israel, Israel would stop bombing targets in Gaza. It’s really that simple. Sadly, Hamas has rejected pleas from Abbas to knock it off. Just why did Abbas agree to join that triad of terror anyway? Methinks Abbas is cheering on the the constant bombardment of civilians in Israel.
Now, I don’t know about you, but if someone attacked my home, I’d use whatever means I had at my disposal to retaliate, and take out the bad guys. That is my RIGHT! We would like to think that if the U.S. was attacked in such a manner, the current resident of the White House would retaliate. I have my doubts.
In case some folks have forgotten, Hamas are the bad guys. It looks like they’re bringing in a fellow bunch of bad guys in Lebanon, to the north, to help in the attempt to murder innocent civilians, although it appears that Lebanon has dealt with a couple of those thugs themselves….after Israel returned the favor and took out the area from which the rockets were being fired.
When Israel has been attacked, as they have more than 50 times this year alone, they have shown amazing restraint. They have given civilians in the Gaza strip warning that the target was about to be hit, through phone calls and knocks on the roof with non explosive mortars, advising the civilians leave the area. Hamas has no problem with the civilians being killed. Apparently, the more deaths civilians suffer, the better so they can claim victim status and accuse Israel of ‘human rights violations’. The fact that Hamas uses civilians as human shields apparently is never brought up in the accusations by organizations like the Useless Numnuts. If the civilians were allowed to heed the warnings from Israel, such deaths would be kept at a minimum.
It is way past time for the U.S. to stop funding terrorists, and that includes aid to the ‘disputed territories in Israel. The citizens CHOSE a terrorist organization as their government representatives, so apparently, the civilians are in agreement of the actions taken by their government? Perhaps not all, but enough that put the terrorists in power.
I urge Congress to rethink how they spend our money. Aiding and abetting terrorism isn’t a wise choice. Such monetary assistance speaks volumes. Israel is our only ally in that region, wouldn’t it make more sense to stop assisting those who would destroy her?
I don’t even know where to start! Three Jewish boys are murdered, presumably by Hamas associates(definitely by muslims) , and the so called palestinians celebrate. A few crazy Jews murder a palestinian boy and Hamas pretty much declares war on Israel. Does anyone else see the irony? The hypocrisy? Both acts were brutal, and unforgivable. The Israelis arrests the Jews who committed the horrendous act, and WILL prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. Do you think anyone in the Gaza strip will arrest the murderous thugs who killed the three Jewish boys? Oh HELL no they won’t. As I said, the palies celebrated their murder.
For the past few days, rockets have been raining down on the Israelis from Gaza. Who does the Obama administration blame? You got it! The Israelis. They don’t seem to be aware that the Israelis have tried to live in peace with the “disputed territories’, all of which is part of Israel. The muslims in those areas refuse to live in peace! They don’t want Jews or Christians, or anyone else to live….PERIOD! We could learn a great deal from the Israelis about protecting our homeland, but to admit that the Israelis are better at something, actually a LOT of somethings, would go against Obama’s ‘religion’.
Do the Obamatrons not know the centuries of persecution of the Jewish people? It didn’t matter what country to which they were forced to flee, they would always end up being persecuted, even the U.S., which touts a 1st Amendment right of the freedom to worship as one chooses. Finally, after centuries of wandering from one country to another, they finally get their homeland back, and all hell breaks lose. One tiny strip of land, only a fraction of the land that God gave them, and they are suppose to up and leave again? After one of those most telling examples of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, the Jews finally get to go home, and all hell breaks lose once again. They have been fighting for their lives for centuries, does the Obama administration think that just because HE says so, the Israelis are going to open their arms to those who want to slaughter them? Again?
There will be no living in peace with the muslims because the muslims do not want peace. They want to murder. They had the opportunity to make a garden of the desert, support themselves, have economic growth. Instead, they chose to destroy everything that the Jewish people had built, and left in Gaza when the Israelis agreed to give up that land to the muslims. They screwed themselves, and we’re suppose to feel sorry for them, and give them billions of dollars? I don’t freakin’ think so.
Centuries of hatred perpetrated by the teachings of a murderous pedophile, who was snubbed by the Jews who refused to turn away from the one TRUE God and convert to his idol worship, will not vanish. Obama knows this, and refuses to face reality. Islam is a cult of hatred and death.
Barack Hussein Obama, and his lackeys, might stand with the lying, thieving, murdering muslims, but….
I was reading a pretty terrific column yesterday called Israel: A failed state by Charles Abelsohn. Mr Abselsohn went looking for the ‘apartheid’ in Israel that so many claim to exist, like the over educated morons at Tufts University. It’s quite obvious to me that those idiotic students have never been to Israel, and insist on believing the propaganda spread by the non existent palestinians and those blowhards that stand in front of a classroom and spew hatred.
Mr Abselsohn’s search for apartheid in Israel was a complete failure. Everywhere he went on his quest, “Arabs and Jews were mixing peacefully“, no matter the setting; banks, beaches, shopping areas, it didn’t matter, there was no apartheid. No where in Israel are palestinians not allowed to go.
I remember the signs in the South, “Whites Only”, “Colored Waiting Room”, etc., rather like you would have seen in South Africa, where apartheid was very real, and very wrong in both places. There were no signs “Arabs/muslims not allowed” as you might expect from the propaganda those feckless students, and many like them, want you to believe.
Oddly enough, there was not even a hint of apartheid in universities, hospitals, or even the Israeli army where you have “Ethiopians, Beduin Arabs, Christian Arabs, Moslem Arabs, Druse and Circassians (Moslems originally from the Northern Caucuses)“. Is that what those kids think is apartheid? Do those brains of mush know there have been 69 NON Jewish members of the Knesset since Israel’s founding in 1948? I doubt it!
But who in the area has and DOES implement apartheid? The rumor must have come from somewhere, right? Well, in truth, it’s the palestinians themselves who have done so, through “legislation forbidding the sale of property to Jews; the sentence for transgressions: death.” “There are no Jews or Israelis living in Areas A & B under Palestinian Authority control.”
When the Mr and I went to Israel in 2008, our Israeli guide wasn’t even allowed into Bethlehem, although those living in that city were allowed leave without too many problems. Yes, there was a wall, but that was for the safety of Israel, NOT to imprison those living there. The unbelievable hatred I saw in the eyes of even the palestinian police was very disconcerting. The graffiti seen on the walls was more than a little disturbing. There were other areas we didn’t visit because Avi was forbidden entrance. Why? Because he is a Jew. But everywhere we went, with the exception of Bethlehem, and Jordon, there were Jews and Arabs, side by side, working peacefully, in shops, restaurants, any number of places we visited. Muslims live in Israel, have Israeli citizenship, and can vote in Israeli elections.
Mr Abelsohn finally found apartheid. “The Palestinians have announced that no Jews or Israelis will be entitled to live in their state after it is founded.” I pray that state is never founded.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a scathing criticism of the UN’s cultural agency at his Cabinet meeting Sunday, for indefinitely postponing an exhibit on Jewish connections to the Holy Land.
UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) said last week it delayed the exhibition after Arab member states said it could disrupt Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
“It would not harm the negotiations,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “Negotiations are based on facts, on the truth, which is never harmful. But what does harm the negotiations is the automatic summoning of Israeli ambassadors in certain countries regarding matters of no substance, while significant violations by the Palestinian Authority pass without a response.
Have ya ever notice that the UN always backs the terrorists? Have you ever wondered why? Aiding and abetting the murder of innocents, turning a blind eye the rapes, embezzlement….hey…they are a criminal organization, and should be dissolved. At the very least, they need to get the hell out of OUR country!
Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) fired back at US pressure Wednesday, maintaining that there should have been no need for Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to apologize for his harsh criticism of US Secretary of State John Kerry, in which Ya’alon referred to Kerry as “obsessive and messianic” in his quest to force a deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
I agree with her! One should NEVER apologize for speaking the truth!!
“I congratulate the Defense Minister on his courage; what he said was right.” Hotovely stated, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. “The American stance is disconnected from the reality of the situation in the Middle East. They are trying to force a solution on us which is unacceptable to most members of the [ruling party] Likud.”
Indeed, he was right! This administration is either willfully ignorant, or as Obama stated in his phony book, he’s taking a stand with the terrorists….er….Muslims. Well, as far as I’m concerned, they are the same thing. Interchangeable words, IMHO.
Hotovely notes what many Israelis feel: that it is inconceivable that one sovereign state should be subject to the whims of another state.
It’s not just the Israelis who feel this way. A lot of Americans are in agreement, and you can include me in that number!
Ya’alon was quoted as saying that “Secretary of State John Kerry – who came here very determined, and operates based upon an unfathomable obsession and a messianic feeling – cannot teach me anything about the Palestinians.”
“I live and breathe the conflict with the Palestinians, I know what they think, what they want and what they really mean,” he continued. “The American security plan that was presented to us is not worth the paper it was written on.””
Nothing that bunch in D.C. does is worth the paper it is written on! It’s not just Kerry who is ‘messianic’. The whole damn administration suffers under the delusion they are the ‘saviors’ of the world, and have all the answers to life’s questions! Pfft!
The US responded with shock Tuesday, calling the remarks “offensive” and “inappropriate.” Ya’alon responded Tuesday to the US with more criticism, stating that the US knows that the source of instability in the Middle East is not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Shock? Seriously? Well, that just tells ya just how little they know about the issues that face Israel on a day to day basis. If the so called Palestinians occupying Israel’s land weren’t getting money and arms from muslim countries, there would be little to no ‘conflict’. They’d curl up and die since they are incapable of doing anything to support themselves. Instead of teaching their children to make the desert bloom, as the Israelis have done, they teach them to hate, and blame everyone else, Jews AND Christians, for their plight. Damn! Sounds like Obama, doesn’t it…blaming everyone but himself. Hmmm….
He called on Israel “not to panic and give in to these [statements] and other intimidation, because this (standing up for oneself) is the only way to protect the security of Israel.”
Israel has a RIGHT to defend herself. The U.S. has NO RIGHT to demand a damn thing!
Ya’alon later apologized for the remarks, stating that he had no intention of “offending” Kerry. The apology itself has garnered a backlash, as many see the statements as yet another bow to US pressure.
I hate to say it, but that apology makes Ya’alon sound weak. Israelis are not weak. They, basically, are the strongest people I’ve ever met, facing insurmountable odds, creating a paradise out of a dung heap. Amazing!
And who cares if Kerry is offended? Not me! What this (and yes, previous) administration is doing is offensive! Just imagine the backlash if a foreign power came over here and told US what we can, and cannot, do….where we could build our homes, etc. Imagine, every day, you have to fight for your very existence. Imagine being surrounded by animals who want to shove you into the ocean, wipe you off the map, murder your family, destroy your home. Just think about it!
Kerry is offended? Kerry is offensive!
The Israeli Air Force struck targets in the central Gaza Strip Monday evening, according to Palestinian sources, soon after two rockets were fired from Gaza in to the Negev.
Israel Radio reported the Israeli jets hit Islamic Jihad targets near the city of Deir el-Balah. No injuries were reported.
The Israeli strikes came after two rockets were fired at the western Negev from Gaza on Monday afternoon just as the funeral for former prime minister Ariel Sharon ended.
“The terrorists and their infrastructure operating in the Gaza Strip will not succeed in their grotesque intentions,” said IDF Spokesman Peter Lerner in a statement. “The IDF will seek them out, eliminate their capabilities and pursue them wherever they may hide. Hamas and its terrorist servants are not immune; it is our moral obligation and calling to protect Israel against such atrocious acts.”
ter·ror violence that is committed by a person, group, or government in order to frighten people and achieve a political goal.
ter·ror·ist a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.
ter·ror·ism the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal.
The terrorist, aka Gaza muzzies, send rockets into a number of areas, often causing damage, and occasionally deaths. The Israelis retaliate, which any rational person would do. But who is going to be consider the ‘bad guy’. Yep…you got it! The Israelis will be condemned for what any thinking would do. You attack my home, I take you out! It’s as simple as that!
IMHO, all these so called Palestinians need to be ejected, and the Israelis will turn that land into a productive, and prosperous, area…unlike the current residents who are incapable of producing anything but hatred!
Genesis 15:18 In that same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land: from the river of Egypt unto the great river Euphrates.
Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
Ezekiel 13:10 And therefore, because they have deceived my people, saying, Peace, and there was no peace: and one built up a wall, and behold, the others daubed it with untempered mortar,
Ezekiel 37:22 And I will make them one people in the land, upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two peoples, neither be divided anymore henceforth into two kingdoms.
Jeremiah 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people with sweet words, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace.
Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people, and for mine heritage Israel: whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
So, ya don’t think it makes a bit of difference when the U.S. pokes her nose into Israel’s business? Don’t think it pisses God off when others demand Israel go against His word? Here’s just a few examples of the consequences. There are more. Oh sure, there will be many who say one has nothing to do with the other, but do you really want to find out by pushing Bibi into acting like Sharon?
God has said don’t divide the land. This is the land that God gave to His people. The only divisions were to be between the 12 tribes. That’s it! And ya sure as hell don’t wanna piss of God! Are people so naive that they are unable to realize that the so called Palestinians don’t want peace with Israel? Read the quran! The WHOLE thing!
Quran (2:191-193) And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing… but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)
Quran (8:12) I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them
Quran (9:30) And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!
Quran (47:35) Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost (Shakir: “have the upper hand”) for Allah is with you,
From their own mouths, they have declared there will be no peace, no matter what Israel, or the rest of the world (especially the U.S.) says or does! “Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews) is a war of religion and faith. Long Live Fatah!” [PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 9, 2012]
Sharon made a huge mistake by forcing people from their homes. I pray Bibi won’t make that same mistake! Ariel Sharon did many great things for Israel, and he will be remembered for the sacrifices he made in the many wars fought from Israel’s recognition by the UN. Islam will always be at war with Israel, with Jews, and Christians. It seems that’s their only purpose in life….to destroy anyone that doesn’t accept the pedophile prophet.
It’s time for people to snap out of their stupidity….Islam is NOT a “religion of peace”. It is a cult of hate! The so called Palestinians will never give up their quest to destroy Israel. Read the Hamas charter!
The Iranians aren’t saddened by the death of Sharon:
It’s not just in Israel that the muslims are instructed to murder:
Leaders of Pakistan’s most deadly terrorist organization issued a recent “fatwa” – an Islamic edict – ordering their followers to kill journalists and those believed to be spies for the West, saying they are enemies of Islam.
Journalists? Those people who write in favor of the muslims for the most part? Well, at least U.S. journalist, at the instruction of the administration, no doubt!
On Saturday afternoon an Arab stabbed a 30-year-old Hareidi-religious man in the neck by the Damascus Gate (Sha’ar Shechem) of the Old City in Jerusalem. The injured man was evacuated in moderate condition to Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital in the capital city.
The ‘lone wolves’ will become more active.
Islamic extremist groups in Syria with ties to Al Qaeda are trying to identify, recruit and train Americans and other Westerners who have traveled there to get them to carry out attacks when they return home, according to senior American intelligence and counterterrorism officials.
Don’t be surprised when you read about the slaughter of innocents in the U.S. The media won’t identify the terrorists as terrorists. The government will continue their lies of ‘lone wolves’ and the ‘religion of peace’.
Muslims will lie, cheat, and steal, to worm their way into power. They will murder at the drop of a hat. Giving them land, and expecting peace in return is a fool’s errand!
Professor Shlomo Noi, the director of Sheba Medical Center, officially announced Sharon’s death at a press conference.
Noi stated that Sharon had continued to fight for his life in the past week as his health further deteriorated “against all odds.”
He added that, on Saturday, Sharon’s heart had weakened and he “peacefully separated from his family.”
“Peacefully separated from his family.” What a beautiful way of putting it.
Maybe prayers to his family, and to the State of Israel. May they “fight like a lion.”
Most Israelis view America as a diminishing ally for two reasons:
- The Obama Administration is viewed as overtly hostile toward the Jewish state, a perception only enhanced by Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent remarks that Israeli concerns over Iran’s nuclear deal were secondary to America’s agenda; and
- Washington’s failure to correctly gauge the “Arab Spring,” punish the Assad regime for using chemical weapons against Syrians, and leverage economic sanctions to bring an actual end to Iran’s nuclear program make America look weak in the Middle East.
Over the past year, Israel has been seen cozying up to Russia, which has been all too happy to fill the void left by America, not only in Israel, but around the region.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t trust the government of the U.S. either, so I can’t say as I blame the Israelis, however, turning to a country that was famous for it’s progroms is a little disturbing.
I would hope that the Israelis know that just because that jackwagon in D.C. and his minions appear extremely anti-Israel, the majority of U.S. citizens are VERY PRO-Israel!
Ezekiel 40:2-4 (Tanukh – Navi)
2 In the visions of G-d brought He me into the land of Israel, and set me down upon a very high mountain, whereon was as it were the frame of a city on the south.
3 And He brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.
4 And the man said unto me: ‘Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thy heart upon all that I shall show thee, for to the intent that I might show them unto thee art thou brought thither; declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.’
Revelation 11:1-3 (AKJV)
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capital’s Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world, which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship there.
Each week, hundreds of Jews ascend the creaky wooden ramp built above the Western Wall and enter what is often called the most contested real estate on Earth. Many then embark upon a game of hide-and-seek with their police escorts — whispering forbidden prayers while pretending to talk into cellphones, and getting in quick but banned bows by dropping coins and then bending to pick them up.
Their proposals, long dismissed as extremist, are now being debated in the Israeli parliament and embraced by an expansionist wing in the ruling coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
These political leaders, many in Netanyahu’s party, want Israel to assert more, not less, control over the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Old City, including the place known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.
“We’re looking for it to be divided between Jews and Muslims,” said Aviad Visoli, chairman of the Temple Mount Organizations, which claims 27 groups under its umbrella. “Today, Jews realize the Western Wall is not enough. They want to go to the real thing.”
Two millenniums ago, this place was the site of the Jews’ Second Temple, destroyed in A.D. 70 by Roman legions under Titus, who cast the Jews into exile. The Western Wall, visited by 10 million people a year, is part of the remaining rampart built around the raised temple complex. Together, the wall and the site of the destroyed temple are the holiest landmarks in Judaism.
The same courtyard is home to al-Aqsa mosque, one of the oldest in Islam, and the Dome of the Rock, the golden landmark where tradition says the prophet Mohammad made his night journey to heaven.
For Palestinians and much of the Muslim world, any mention of changing the status quo at the site, the third-holiest in Islam, is incendiary. Protecting al-Aqsa has been a rallying cry for generations.
“This place belongs to the Muslim people, and no others have the right to pray here,” said Sheik Azzam al-Khatib, director of the Waqf, the Islamic trust that administers the site. Khatib said the mosque is a unifying symbol for the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims.
It’s no secret I don’t much care for muzzies. Long before 9/11, I knew what they were, and have never had any use for the murderous, pedophile worshiping, thugs. That aside, the fact of the matter is…. their pedophile prophet NEVER STEPPED FOOT IN JERUSALEM! The claim of the muzzies over this piece of real estate is TOTALLY FALSE!
There is archaeological proof that the Temple stood in this spot, and should be rebuilt. The Jews have every right to worship in the holiest place of their faith, and for these thugs to deny them is an abomination. They, the muzzies, offer their own children as sacrifices to their fake god. How much more proof does the world need? The fact that the Jews haven’t blown up that dome says a great deal about their patience. They’ll know when the time comes to begin rebuilding, and The Temple Institute will be ready.
drawn by the 19th-century French architect and Bible scholar
H/T: Joel C. Rosenberg
Just over a week since an American university severed ties with the Hamas-linked Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, after pictures emerged showing a Nazi-style on-campus rally by Islamic Jihad in November, further evidence of fascist-style events at the flagship Palestinian Arab institution has emerged.
Video footage, posted by MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute), shows clips from two separate rallies at Al-Quds University, in which Islamic Jihad members, cheered on by other students, take part in a live performance at which they brandish imitation assault rifles and black Islamist flags, and give Nazi salutes.
Read the entire piece here, and be sure to click on the links!