by Moran Azulay
Education Minister Naftali Bennett asserted that a right-wing government, which enjoys the support Israel does from the Trump administration, and nevertheless does not annex West Bank settlements, has failed...
"I launched the sovereignty scheme for the first time seven years ago," Bennett said. "I'm pleased Prime Minister Netanyahu has joined in on the effort to apply sovereignty to Judea and Samaria." (Let hope so! Does the term “sovereignty” mean annexation and removal of the enemy population from the Jewish land?)
Sports and Education Minister Miri Regev added to Ynet, "Israel is not a foreign occupier in Hebron, Shiloh or Jerusalem. That's clear to everyone today, including the American administration."
Israel’s finance ministry objects to new bills sponsored by the defense ministry and MK Elazar Stern (Yesh Atid), aimed at offsetting salaries being paid out to terrorists - in and out of Israeli security prisons - by the PA. The bill obliges the finance ministry to deduct from VAT and customs it collects on behalf of the PA payments to Palestinian prisoners, as well as wounded terrorists, and their families - a mindboggling 1.2 billion shekel (about $341 million) annually. The bill would, if Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) gets his way, move these funds to Israeli terror victims. (We are our own worst enemies! It was suggested long time ago, many times! In addition, why not use the funds to pay for extra security required to keep Jews safe from Hamas attacks - search for tunnels, building a wall and the cost of rocket interception!)
Sources in Gaza said Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad officials who were in Cairo on Saturday night informed their Egyptian intelligence contacts that they have “no interest in an escalation with Israel.”
1. The rocket alert siren was sounded multiple times in the Eshkol region in communities along the Gaza border at around 2:30 AM, and then again at 2:45 AM on Sunday.
2. The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Sunday that they foiled an assassination attempt against Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, planned by Islamic Jihad.
3. Four soldiers wounded by the roadside bomb (improvised explosive device / IED) near Gaza border on Saturday afternoon underwent surgery all night long.
4. A home sustained a direct hit on Saturday night by a rocket launched by terrorists in Gaza - but in an open miracle, the rocket did not explode upon impact.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
The war with enemies of Israel, on multiple fronts, is coming! Israel did not ask for it, but should be ready to make it the last one and be prepared to take an advantage of a new geopolitical situation to end any further ambiguities and unjustified claims on Jewish land. Annexation of Judea and Samaria must be done only in conjunction with persuasive encouragement for all non-Jewish residents to leave, and with provision of limited and temporary residential status while they do so!
The Polish government has decided to “re-examine” a draft bill to compensate Holocaust survivors for property confiscated from Jews during World War 2. It is believed that the reason for returning the law to the Justice Ministry is the wave of anti-Semitism sweeping Poland. In recent weeks, Israeli officials have sharply criticized the legislation that criminalizes blaming Poland as a nation for crimes committed by Nazi Germany. Israeli critics have accused Poland of seeking to use the law to whitewash the role of some Poles who helped Germans kill Jews during the war. Holocaust scholars estimate that Poles might have either killed or helped Germans kill as many as 180,000 to 200,000 Jews. (Actually, it has never left Poland! Not long ago Poland rejected its role in facilitating the Holocaust! After the Holocaust law, Poland moved to ban kosher slaughter. It is hard not to call them by the name they rightfully deserve – anti-Semites!)
IDF force captured a mentally handicapped Lebanese civilian who crossed the security fence from Lebanon. He had been sent on a mission by two Hezbollah terrorists, brothers Mahdi and Ali Shachur, who threatened him with forced hospitalization if he did not infiltrate Israeli territory to test the border.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) developed a new drone control, based on satellite communication, combined with precise automated taxiing, takeoff, and landing. This innovation constitutes a major breakthrough in the remote operation concept, allowing the drone to land in remote runways located thousands of miles away, where it is serviced by a small crew and basic fuelling infrastructure before it takes off for an additional mission.
Jordan has secured a promise of five more years of US financial aid, to the tune of at least $1.275 billion per year, replacing three-year US aid to Jordan deal. Trump threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that supported a UN resolution calling for the US to withdraw its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Two IDF soldiers were injured after they accidentally drove into the PA-controlled town of Jenin, and were assaulted by a mob, which attempted to break into their car. The vehicle was pelted by rocks, smashing several windows, and injuring the two soldiers inside. Rioters managed to steal one soldier’s gun. The soldiers say they escaped on their own, and the PA police instigated the mob's attack. (The IDF rules of engagement must be reviewed and changed! Jews must be allowed to defend themselves from terror-infested enemy population.)
QUOTE of the WEEK:
“The annexation of the Golan Heights was against the position of President Ronald Reagan, who was a very pro-Israel president, and he even imposed sanctions on Israel as a result,” Elkin said. “Today, nobody remembers President Reagan’s sanctions, but we are left with full Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.” - Ze’ev Elkin, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs – Israel exists in spite of the wishes of anti-Semitic international elite, including the US government! Starting even before the establishment of the Jewish state, since 1922, they have been doing everything to secure its defeat from the hands of Arab/Muslim neighbours!
by Khaled Abu Toameh
Nobody cares about fake Palestinian refugees, if Israel
can’t be blamed!
Why the need to keep reminding the world of the plight of the Palestinians in Syria? It is because the international community and pro-Palestinian groups around the world do not seem to care about the atrocities that are being committed against Palestinians in Syria or any Arab country because they were not committed by Israel...
A Palestinian refugee camp has been under siege for more than 1,660 days. Hundreds of the camp residents have been killed, while tens of thousands have been forced to flee from their homes. Those who have remained in the camp -- mostly the elderly, women and children -- live in unspeakable sanitary conditions and drink polluted water...
The name of the camp is Yarmouk, and it is located about five miles from the Syrian capital of Damascus. More than 100,000 Palestinians used to live in the 2.11 square-kilometre Yarmouk camp before the civil war erupted in Syria in 2011. By the end of 2014, the number of the camp residents had plummeted to 13,000...
Altogether, since the beginning of the civil war, more than 85,000 Palestinians have fled Syria to Europe. An additional 30,000 have found refuge in Lebanon, while 17,000 have chosen to settle in Jordan, 6,000 in Egypt and 8,000 in Turkey...
The 82-year-old Abbas, meanwhile, has made clear where his priorities stand. Instead of searching for ways to help his people in Syria and the Gaza Strip, where hospitals are facing a deathly shortage of fuel and medicine, Abbas has just spent $50 million to purchase a "presidential plane."
...For him, delivering a speech before the EU Parliament or the UN General Assembly easily takes precedence over the Palestinians who are dying due to lack of medicine and food. (This story proves it again, that, in order to achieve peace in Israel, it is plausible to remove the enemy population from the Jewish land and resettle it somewhere else!)
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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 ".