Donald Trump Speech in Saudi Arabia
US president Donald Trump delivered a 36 minute address in Riyadh on Sunday, the first speech during his first foreign trip.
In a speech billed as an effort to reconcile with the Muslim world, while simultaneously galvanizing Middle Eastern nations to join the United States in an effort to combat terrorism, Trump said:
“Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God ... Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith.”.
“This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people,” said Trump. “Drive them out. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of the earth,” he continued. (to view full speech click here)
MOVING EMBASSY is EASY!
In 1995, Congress passed a law mandating the embassy be moved to Jerusalem by 1999. But all US presidents since have signed waivers to suspend the move, amid fears it would destabilize peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, which is the biggest international political/anti-Semitic con!
Because of the 1995 law, president Trump could initiate the move on his own by not signing waivers like former presidents have done.
Logistically speaking, moving the embassy would not be a problem. It may take a few years to build, but in the meantime a section of the existing US consulate in West Jerusalem could be designated an embassy.
"We believe that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem would mean the end of the peace process," said Saeb Erekat, second-in-command of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).
FOOD for THOUGHT by Steven Shamrak
Proselytizing among Jews and converting Jews to Christianity is a spiritual genocide! It is not better than physical one committed by Inquisition and Nazis! In the beginning Martin Luther was nice to Jews, but 20 years later, when they did not convert, he said burn their synagogue and kill Jews. In a way, any messianic work outside of your own culture is a sign of aggression, superiority or at least disrespect. By doing so one says "I am better than you, join me or burn in hell"! Flash news - Jews do not believe in hell.
Police arrested two Jews who shot their way out of 20-Arab Ambush. Their car was suddenly attacked by dozens of Arab terrorists who started throwing rocks at them. Despite the immediate damage to their car, one of the two Israelis managed to come out with his gun drawn and shot at one of the attackers. Police did not hesitate and immediately arrested the two victims of the terrorist attack. (No Arabs were arrested!)
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in an interview said US President Donald Trump will arrive next week in Israel "with no specific plan or road map in mind" and that "there are no demands for Israel to freeze building in Judea and Samaria." "The US will not dictate how you need to live together here. That's something that only you will decide.
During his India visit, Mahmoud Abbas praises terrorists, martyrs - but says he wants peace with Israel. "Praise be to our pure-hearted shahids (martyrs), and freedom to our heroic prisoners. Long live free and independent Palestine!" Abbas also called on the international community to pressure Israel into agreeing to the hunger-striking terrorists' demands.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem would boost peace efforts by impressing on the Palestinians the city is the capital of the Jewish state. Netanyahu said. “Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem will not only not harm the peace process, it will advance it by correcting a historical wrong and by shattering the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel.” Netanyahu said that all foreign embassies in Israel should be located in Jerusalem, chief among them the American embassy. (Talk is cheap - do something about it - Like make it a law of the land! Jerusalem is the only world capital whose status is denied by the international community – Put end to this international anti-Semitic stupidity.)
Tell me, Mr. Barghouti – how do your prison conditions compare with those of Gilad Shalit who was abducted and held by Hamas in Gaza for five years? How do they compare with the conditions Hamas offers to prisoners: Abera Mengistu, Israeli of Ethiopian origin being held in Gaza since September 2014, to Hisham al-Syed, Israeli Bedouin held in Gaza since April 2015, or to Juma Ibrahim Abu Anima, Israeli Bedouin who has been held in Gaza since July last year? (The Red Cross is a deeply anti-Semitic organization! It was co-operating with Nazi Germany. For many decades it refused to accept Israel as a member and it is still not using Red Crystal emblem in non-Christian countries.)
President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah Party posted a poor showing in Palestinian municipal elections across the West Bank, even though the rival Islamic Hamas movement stayed out of the race. In Hebron, the West Bank's largest city and a Hamas stronghold, Fatah won just seven of 15 seats. Just 53 percent of eligible voters cast ballots.
Uniting in opposition to the university's decision to drop Hatikva from a Humanities Faculty graduation ceremony, Israeli politicians and ministers dismiss justification of 'consideration' for Arab participants; PM says 'shameful' decision represents the 'height of subservience' that strengthens need for Nationality Bill, while Bennett calls university to remind it is a public institution and a recipient of government finance.
The convicted murderer of six Israelis is elected to head Hebron’s municipal council. Abu Sneineh was one of four Palestinian terrorists who on May 2, 1980 attacked a group of Israelis and Jews in a Hebron alley, firing and hurling grenades at them. The four terrorists were all sentenced to life in prison, but were released in prisoner exchanges later in the decade.
Israel’s Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev turned heads when she appeared at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival in France in a white dress emblazoned with the skyline of Jerusalem. Regev said she “wanted the dress to express in its spirit the beauty of Jerusalem, in honour of the 50th anniversary of its liberation and unification.”
Quote of the Week:
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
Interview with psychiatrist Kenneth Levin
Q: “A number of Jews and Israelis embrace criticism coming from anti-Semites and extreme anti-Israelis. They have many precursors in the lengthy history of the Jewish Diaspora.
A: “This phenomenon reveals great similarity, at the level of human psychology, to the response of children subjected to chronic abuse. Such children tend to blame themselves for their suffering. In their helpless condition, they have two alternatives. They can either acknowledge they are being unfairly victimized and reconcile themselves to being powerless, or they can blame themselves for their predicament. The attraction of the latter - ‘I suffer because I am bad’ - is that it serves the desire of being in control, fantasies that by becoming ‘good’ will elicit a more benign response from their tormentors. Both children and adults invariably seek to avoid hopelessness.”
In The Oslo Syndrome, Levin explains the attitude of Israeli self-haters: [There is] “a wish to believe Israel is in control of profoundly stressful circumstances over which, unfortunately, it has no real control. Genuine peace will come to the Middle East when the Arab world, by far the dominant party in the region, perceives such a peace as in its interest. Israeli policies have in fact, very little impact on Arab perceptions in this regard, much less than the dynamics of domestic politics in the Arab states and of inter-Arab rivalries.”
Levin adds now: “Popular hatred for Israel, which is fanned by Arab governments, education systems, media and Muslim clerics, runs deep in Arab opinion. This is not a totally isolated phenomenon, but fits into a much broader framework. Since the earliest days of the existence of the Arab-Muslim world, there has been widespread animosity against both religious and ethnic minorities in the region...
“While those Jews and Israelis who embrace anti-Jewish arguments typically do so in the hope of ingratiating themselves with the Jews’ enemies, they will rarely acknowledge this motive. Rather, they typically claim that their position reflects a higher moral or ethical position...
“During World War II, particularly after the Nazi extermination program was revealed in late 1942, many American Jewish leaders sought to raise public awareness of the plight of Europe’s Jews and promote rescue efforts. Yet they also limited their campaign out of fear of arousing public anger over Jewish concern with a Jewish issue, and they often rationalized their doing so as reflecting devotion to the greater patriotic task of winning the war. It was largely non-Jewish voices which insisted the Nazi extermination program was not only a crime against the Jews but a crime against civilization and all of humanity and therefore should be of concern to everyone.”
“The psychological dynamics of communities under attack explain why, both abroad and in Israel, the virtual siege placed upon the Jewish state will continue to lead segments of Jewish communities to support the besiegers and to urge Jewish self-reform as the path to winning relief. Yet the path they advocate is no less delusional than that of abused children who blame themselves for the abuse they experience...”
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I have been publishing my editorial letters about the Arab-Israel conflict since August 2001.
Most people, including many Jews, are driven by emotions and by pre-conceived ideas. Often opinions are formed under the influence of the world media manipulation. Facts and logic are ignored and distorted. Neither Israeli governments nor Jewish leadership have been doing anything about the PR side of the Arab-Israel conflict.
I try to disseminate several points in my letters:
Elie Wiesel said:
"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."
As members of the Western democratic society, we all have an obligation to fight indifference and to protect our way of life – Democracy, Social justice and Freedom of Speech. The blind bashing of Israel is not a part of a true democracy. It is ugly leftover of the "Old World ".