Rocket sirens blared in the south throughout the early morning hours , as barrages totaling some 45 rockets and mortar shells were fired toward Israeli towns. Barrages commence after IAF strikes a Hamas post in response to incendiary balloons launched from strip. At least 5 projectiles fall in border towns, including one near a kindergarten; Israeli jets strike 25 military targets throughout the coastal enclave, Gaza.
Hamas, meanwhile, blamed Israel for the escalation of violence, saying it had “changed the rules of engagement” by adopting the policy of targeting Hamas positions in response to kite- and balloon-borne arson attacks, after more than 400 fires have consumed more than 30,000 hectares of crops and nature reserves in southern Israel.
(Why did it take so long, and so much destruction in Israel to fight kite attacks? Not a single Hamas leader has been targeted! No real damage to terrorist infrastructure is done! Business of inept tit-for-tat game is still on!)
Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the UN Human Rights Council after the United States pulled out. “We are withdrawing from the UNHRC, an organization that is not worthy of its name,” said Ambassador Nikki Haley. (When will government of the wimp, Netanyahu, leave Ghetto mentality behind?)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Jews are blamed for 'creating' capitalism and Communism; for being the foundation of Christianity and rejecting it; for being the best scientists and criminals. Therefore, conclusion is - Anti-Semites are able to find or create any reason to justify their hate for Jews! Solution: We need to stop being apologetic and become self-respectful and assertive!
UNESCO to go a FULL YEAR without having passed any anti-Israel resolutions denying Jewish history. This is a significant achievement because the discussions will take place in the Gulf emirate of Bahrain, which will not be attended by the ambassadors of Israel, the United States, and the European Union.
A review of the 200 state land tenders featured on the Israel Land Authority website has found that the authority systematically limits tenders for land in Arab communities to “local residents" (but not Jews). In contrast, tenders in Jewish communities like Katzir, Poria Illit, Immanuel, Metula and even Savyon are open to any citizen interested in submitting an application to purchase land.
A member of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades says Mahmoud Omar, who was arrested during a border riot, told his investigators that Yahya Sinwar had paid his niece's parents NIS 8,000 to tell media that eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour had died from tear gas inhalation rather than fatal blood condition that runs in her family.
77,100 Israeli residents received academic titles from institutions of higher education in Israel during the 5777 (2016/17) school year - 41,600 of the graduates came from universities, 25,800 from academic colleges, and 9,700 from education colleges. This is a 1.4% rise in the number of title recipients compared to the previous year. Women were the majority among first and second degree recipients (60.7% and 63.2% respectively), and more than half of third degree recipients (53.1%).
Facing a major funding shortfall, the UN refugee agency for 'Palestinian refugees' is planning to defer payment of salaries and suspend some of its operations in Gaza, as the United States cut $250 million from its budget. In March, the UN raised $100 million for UNRWA during a conference in Rome but fell short of the $446 million needed to keep the agency afloat. (There are many genuine refugees around the world who need help. Fake Palestinians are not refugees and do not deserve help!)
The Rafah Crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt will remain open “until further notice". Gaza’s residents will now be able to leave and return to the strip through Egypt without having to wait, as they have been forced to do in recent years.
The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council over its biased treatment of Israel and its failure to address serious abuses throughout the world. “The US is officially withdrawing from the UNHRC. This step is not a retreat from human rights commitments. We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said. (Although it was done after UNHRC criticised the US immigration policy!)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's video offer of Israeli water technology-sharing with Iran drew 5 million views in its first five days online. Nearly 100,000 Iranians joined Israel's Farsi-language Telegram account . A comment said: "We wish them death, they bless us with life."
The Shin Bet announced that former minister Gonen Segev had acted against the State of Israel and spied for Iran. Segev, along with others, was enticed by then Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin to cast the crucial vote for the Oslo Accords.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the postponement of the evacuation and demolition of five illegal buildings in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susya in South Mount Hebron. Everything was already prepared for the evacuation. Just a week before, the security forces evacuated two Jewish outposts Netiv Ha’avot in Gush Etzion and Tapuach West in Samaria. (There was no international pressure to stop it, and no last moment cancellation issued by the PM!)
Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, downplayed US efforts to promote peace talks between Israel and the PA. He said that so-called "Deal of the Century" will never be a prelude to a successful political process as long as the city of Al-Quds (the Arabic name for Jerusalem) and the issue of the “Palestinian refugees” are not included in it. (This is “Stating the Obvious”. Positions of both sides are irreconcilable - only removal of its enemies from Jewish land will resolve most of the problems Israel has with Arab terror!)
Russian National Day in Jerusalem
The Russian Embassy in Israel hosted its National Day reception in Jerusalem, for the first time after Moscow’s recognition of Western Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The event took place at Sergei’s Courtyard, a historic complex in the central Jerusalem district known as the Russian Compound. (One step at a time!)
Four army recruits were given two weeks in prison, after refusing to visit grave of former PM Rabin for ideological reasons. It should be noted that the four recruits asked politely from their commanders not to visit the grave. "Rabin and Peres represent something political that for them is a disaster, and they do not want to be educated. They did not show disrespect and did not cause a scene, but merely asked that their feelings be taken into consideration," the source said.(Brave guys – leftist and anti-Zionist indoctrination of IDF personal must not be tolerated!)
The US Congress is moving to block the delivery of first Lockheed Martin F-35 jet fighters to Turkey come June 12, at this point, not because of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, but... (Any excuse will do!)
It Took EXPLOSIVE KITE ATTACKS to Strike Back!
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) hit nine targets in northern Gaza a week ago in response to explosive kite attacks aimed at southern Israel. (Always 'retaliating' not ACTING - wars can't be won this way!)
The soccer’s world governing body rejected a demand presented by PA Football Association to impose sanctions on and suspend Israel and other countries that “violate citizens’ rights.” The bid, which clearly targeted Israel, was struck down by a majority vote of 82 percent to 18 percent. The move backfired further when Rajoub was informed that FIFA has decided to launch disciplinary proceedings against him over his verbal incitement against Israel. (Quite an unexpected change, but it is welcomed!)
QUOTE of the WEEK:
"Many proposed laws in Israel are aborted at their earliest stage because of threats by the Attorney general... This dangerous, common place phenomenon in Israel is an extreme rarity in the United States... In the 25-year period there have been approximately 420 laws passed by the Knesset, compared with over 5100 laws passed by the US Congress." – David Kirshenbaum – Israel’s legal system, is infested by, anti-Zionist leftist cronies, who have been systematically undermining the Jewish and Zionist character of the country - the inspiration of the Jewish people, and putting the future of the country in danger. It could even be described as “aiding and abetting the enemy”!
Cancer Must be Removed!
by Steven Shamrak
(I wrote this article on 19th of October 2006 – still valid!)
Some people call the Hamas victory "The earthquake" I call it a normal, predictable and logical step of the bogus peace process. The first statement made by Hamas after the election was: "Negotiating with Israel and recognition are not on our agenda. The armed struggle will continue."
In spite of the fact that the PLO/Fatah has never removed the clause, calling for the destruction of Israel, from their charter, Israel negotiated! Between September 2000 and April 2004, Hamas perpetrated 425 terrorist attacks against Israel and murdered 377 Israelis. One terrorist organization replaced another! Negotiations with the killers who want to put Jews to "the sea" have produced only more killings, more terror and more Jewish self-doubt. Spin-doctors have already started creating the 'human face' of Hamas.
At the same time, the Hamas' victory and Arabs' predictable actions in the near future can be used by Israel as an opportunity to reclaim the Jewish ancestral land. Too often Israel has ignored and missed these opportunities.
When everything else fails, oncologists use surgery in order to remove cancerous tissues and save the life of a patient. All attempts and compromises made by Israel to achieve peace have failed. It is time to start implementing the unilateral plan of establishing permanent peace in the Middle East. The victory of Hamas could be viewed as a blessing in disguise.
Instead of making 'brave' and empty statements, the Israeli government must make plans for decisive retaliations to the attacks that are going to follow this 'historic' victory. The next time a suicide bomber or an Arab gunman commits acts of terror against Jews all their extended family must be deported from the Jewish lands. After the next rocket is fired toward Israel from Gaza, all Arab residents must be transferred from Gaza to Sinai or to any of 56 Muslim states of their choice. Our enemies understand only the language of power and supremacy. Let them have it! It will bring Israel closer to a full control of the Jewish ancestral land and will resolve Israel’s demographic problem. This is the only way toward peace and achievement of the Jewish National Goal.