A lot has changed in Israel’s public opinion since February 1, 2006, when an overwhelming force of 10,000 Police, Border Guard and IDF troops pounced on the community of Amona in Samaria to carry out Supreme Court demolition and eviction facing an estimated 4,000 Jewish residents and protesters. As the court decreed new date for the demolition and evacuation of hundreds of Amona residents, both Border Guard and IDF troops are anxious and angry about their assignment.
A Border Guard officer, assigned to train his troops to handle the evacuation using humane methods – as opposed to 2006, when police horses trampled them with their hooves: “My friends and I are going to be posted in Amona. Since they’ve told us we can’t sleep at night… We enlisted to protect our brethren and here we’re commanded to kick them out of their homes.” “I will carry out the mission, because we have no such thing as refusing an order,” the officer said, “but the government of Israel should know that they are hurting us, hurting our future, and scarring us horribly for the rest of our lives.”
Another Border Guard man said, “I will cry, I’ll simply be crying when I receive an order to evict someone from their home by force. I don’t know if I’m capable. How can I remove my brothers from their homes?”
And a third Guard said, “There’s so much admiration in Israel for the Border Guard, and now they’ll present us as criminals who evict Jews from their homes. It’s a disaster.”
In a separate story, it is reported on IDF Armored Troops, who are outraged after receiving word that they too would be assigned to Amona evacuations come. It should be noted that back in 2014 the IDF announced it would no longer be taking part in removing Jews from their homes in Judea and Samaria...
Armored Troops warriors have been adamant about their objections to such an assignment. “We didn’t enlist in the IDF to evict Jews. We enlisted for the opposite reason – to guard Jews,” one said. “Let the Chief of Staff do the evacuations himself, let’s see him do it,” said another, adding, “We are not ready to evict our brothers from their homes”...
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
Thanks G-d that Arabs rejected the UN Partition plan in 1947 – now they have no legal claim, under international law, to the land of Israel – Judea, Samaria and Gaza! Arabs were so sure that Jews, who had not recovered yet from the trauma of the Holocaust, would not be able to defend the little scrap of land that the UN (the Ugly Nazi) so 'generously' given to them, so they arrogantly attacked the newly created Jewish state, which had no army or real weapons! And the rest of the world was eagerly waiting in anticipation that seven advancing Arab/Muslim armies would at last finish what European Nazis started!
As is customary since 1995, Obama signs waiver which prevents moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Congress passed a law in 1995 mandating the move of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but allowed the President to exercise a waiver delaying the move. The waiver must be renewed every six months. Is this the last time? (Will Trump do it in 6 months too?)
Israel Buying US Stealth Bomber
The security cabinet approved the purchase of another 25 F-35i Lighting II stealth fighters from the US, in addition to the 33 already on contract. The first F-35i (Israel-named Adir”) is due to be delivered . The fifth-generation fighter has adapted IAF specifications by incorporating an Israeli electronic warfare system and making it compatible with Israeli munitions requirements. The price of $100 million per unit comes under the US military aid program.
Kosovar President Hashim Thaçi ordered authorities to ban anti-Semitic books after a visiting Israel, Ido Daniel - an expert on the fight against anti-Semitism and racism, appealed directly to him after encountering openly anti-Semitic and Nazi publications on the main avenue of the capital, Priština. (It doesn't take long to fight anti-Semitism - "Where is a will, there is a way!" Will the rest of EUROPE and the USA do the same about propagation of hate?)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on all Muslims to “defend the Palestinian cause” and protect Jerusalem. He accused Israel of "policies of repression and discrimination against our Palestinian brothers" and condemned the so-called Israeli “Muezzin Law”, which would prohibit houses of worship from using loudspeakers, specifically mosques, which disturb the sleep of nearby residents when the Muezzin calls worshipers to prayer in the early hours of the morning.
The Vatican is organizing and promoting tours of Christian sites in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city, as part of tours to ‘Palestine,’ erasing Israel from the picture basically - a sinister reiteration of Catholic replacement theology!
Women in Combat - Social Experiment that Gone Wrong!
Research shows that not only has operational preparedness suffered as a result of women’s incorporation in combat units, but that female soldiers themselves have paid a heavy price for the social experiment performed on them and on their bodies. But who cares about women when it’s more important to appear enlightened?
House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favour of deepening collaboration with the Israeli government to strengthen the cybersecurity defenses of both countries. The cybersecurity bills have the practical and diplomatic significance of forging another connection with Israel after problem with the Obama administration nuclear deal with Iran.
Israeli carried out two airstrikes in the Damascus area. One hit a weapons warehouse belonging to the Syrian army near Damascus. The second attack targeted a convoy of cars belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist group. A Syrian websites reported that the attack on the Hezbollah convoy was meant to thwart a delivery of missiles from Syria to Lebanon.
The president of the United Nations General Assembly wore a scarf with the colours of the PA flag around his neck while addressing a special session of the 193-member assembly to mark Palestinian solidarity day. The UN’s “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People” in marked annually on November 29, the anniversary of the United Nations recognizing the Partition Plan that called for the creation of the State of Israel and of an independent Arab state. (The plan was rejected by Arabs and they tried to destroy Jewish state and lost the legal rights to the land which was assigned to them by the Partition Plan! The UN does not have a special day dedicated to Rohingya Muslim of Myanmar or other minorities who are actually persecuted by some countries!)
“Today, nearly 90 percent of our waste water is recycled. That’s around four times higher than any other country in the world. It is a remarkable achievement and this benefits not only Israel. Israeli companies are helping save water around the world, from Africa to California to India” – said Minister of Strategic Affairs & Public Diplomacy Gilad Erdan. From the world’s most environmentally friendly recycled paper to water shortage solutions, sustainable healthcare, energy conservation and the green construction and infrastructure of the future, Israel continues to lead the way in sustainable innovation, living up to its status as the world’s top innovator in the field of clean technologies according to the Global Cleantech 100 Index.
Amid promises from President-elect Donald Trump to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President Barack Obama signed the traditional waiver preventing such a move again. Every six months, each president since Bill Clinton has signed such a waiver to suspend the limitations of the Jerusalem Embassy Act. Congress passed that bill in 1995, pledging to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem, acknowledging it as Israel’s “undivided” capital.
Quote of the Week:
“Today, nearly 90 percent of our waste water is recycled. That’s around four times higher than any other country in the world. It is a remarkable achievement and this benefits not only Israel. Israeli companies are helping save water around the world, from Africa to California to India.” - Minister of Strategic Affairs & Public Diplomacy Gilad Erdan – The achievements of Israel, in spite of Arab aggression and the world’s hypocrisy, can have only one explanation – the Jewish people and our collective national destiny!
JUDAS was not a TRAITOR!
by Steven Shamrak.
(The Church, as servant of Roman Empire, blamed Jews for the invented 'crime' which was actually committed by Romans!)
Not long ago, a non-Jewish friend of mine asked me to watch the “Passion of Christ” movie and send him my comments, from the Jewish prospective. While I was watching the movie, I was amazed by enormous disrespect toward not only Jewish traditions, but for the writings of the Christian Bible as well. Mel Gibson’s ‘director’s creativity’ had brought to my mind words like falsification, forgery, distortion and contempt.
While writing the comments for my friend, I took out the book of the New Testament, just to make sure that I was not mistaken about the inaccuracies that I had noticed in the movie. In the process of this review, I stumbled upon John chapter 13 which proves that throughout the history of Christianity, Judas, and as result all Jews, have been suffering the false accusation of treason:
18. I know so well each one of you I chose... “One who eats supper with me will betray me, and this will soon come true. I tell you this now so that when it happens, you will believe in me. (Why would they need additional proof, in order to believe in him?)
21. "I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me." (Several times in the Christian Bible Jesus predicted his demise!)
26. "It is the one to whom I honour by giving the bread when I dipped in the sauce." Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon… (Wasn’t that selection of the “one” - a direct order was given?)
27. Then Jesus told him, “Hurry – do it now” (He had chosen the most trusted of his disciples to perform this daunting task and commanded Judas to go to the Temple authorities immediately.)
28. None of the others at the table knew what Jesus meant. (Another reason why Jesus had chosen Judas – the others were not really smart!)
29. Some thought that since Judas was their treasure (the most trusted member of the group), Jesus was telling him to go and pay for the food or give some money to the poor. (None of them had understood their teacher’s plan of self-fulfilling prophecy! But explanation is stupid, as no Jew would sell/buy food in Jerusalem during the Pesach – Passover celebration!)
At the same time it was Peter who denounced his teacher three times. Little wonder, that after he later became the first Christian Pope, he needed to find a scapegoat so that people would not scrutinize his own actions!
Thus, this chapter supports the ideas expressed in the recently published Gospels according to Judah, which the Church excluded from the New Testament, along with the gospels of Thomas and hundreds of other writings. Many questions came to mind: Do most Christians actually read and study their own Bible? If they do, why have they been fostering the hatred of Jews for centuries; the hatred, which is based on a false accusation against one out of twelve Jewish disciples of the Jewish teacher!