Saturday, October 12, 2013



The only place where Christians are allowed to thrive and practice their religion in peace, as well as being equal contributors in a non-Christian society in the Middle East, is in Israel. But in Muslim dominated areas, like in Europe and elsewhere, we see stark a reminder of what’s happening throughout the Islamic world, Christians on the run.

NOTE: One of the main reasons for public services being poorer in Israeli towns populated mainly by Muslims, is their failure to raise the proper revenue from its residents, as it’s done elsewhere throughout Israel in general. If they refuse to pay their local taxes, then they themselves are much to blame, as they are for making it intolerable for Christians to live there.
nazareth anti-christian sign

Nazareth’s dwindling Christian populace torn between moving out, fighting back

Syria Has Non-nuke EMP Bombs

Published: Arutz Sheva 
 Sometimes you need to spend billions to unearth supreme strategic military secrets.  Other times, self-intoxicated leaders let the cat out of the bag.

Mark LangfanThe writer, who writes on security issues, has created an original educational 3d Topographic Map System of Israel to facilitate clear understanding of the dangers facing Israel and its water supply. It has been studied by US lawmakers and can be seen at
More from this writeror from the Freeman Center For Strategic Studies website:

On 3 March 1917, German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmerman blurted out, "I cannot deny it. It is true." Zimmerman had just admitted that as a German gambit to keep America "busy," Germany had secretly offered Mexico funding to attack America, and regain Texas and virtually America's entire Southwest.

In no small part due to Zimmerman's admission, America entered the war against Germany the next month, April 1917.
On 26 September 2013, Syrian president Bashar Assad said that Syria possesses "more advanced weaponry, which can serve as a deterrent, and blindside Israel within seconds." Loose lips sink ships.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hamas top dog Khaled Meshal visits Erdogan in Ankara, calls for end of talks and renewal of armed jihad against Israel

Rapidly re-Islamizing Turkey continues to embrace the jihad against Israel. "Hamas leader calls for end to talks with Israel, urges armed struggle," by Jack Khoury for Haaretz, October 9 (thanks to Maxwell):
The head of the political wing of Hamas, Khaled Meshal, implicitly called on the Palestinian Authority Wednesday to cease peace negotiations with Israel immediately, claiming that continuing the talks would endanger the status of Jerusalem. Meshal, who is living in Qatar with other Hamas leaders, was in Ankara...

Arabs of Safed left Israel on their own in 1948


Yesterday's bulletin was sent out without the video of Abbas due to a technical error. The following is the video in which Abbas acknowledges that the Arabs of Safed left Israel of their own volition in 1948:

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:
"The [Arab] Liberation Army retreated from the city [Safed in 1948], causing the [Arab] people to begin emigrating. In Safed, just like Hebron, people were afraid that the Jews would take revenge for the [Arab] massacre [of Jews] in 1929. The 1929 massacre was most severe in Safed and Hebron (Note: 65 Jews were killed in Hebron, 18 in Safed). Let's mention the 3 men from these cities who were executed (by the British Court, for "brutal murders"): Ataa Al-Zir, [Muhammad] Jamjoum and Fuad Hijazi. Hijazi from Safed and the other two from Hebron. The people (of Safed in 1948) were overcome with fear, and it caused the people to leave the city in a disorderly way."
[Official PA TV, Jan. 1, 2013]

Israel Air Force Conducts Long-Range Flight in Special Exercise

Israel Defense Forces
Watch exclusive footage of an aerial refueling as performed in a special Israel Air Force training exercise. According to IAF officials, the exercise developed key operational capabilities.

This past week, fighter squadrons from the Israel Air Force conducted a special long-range flight exercise. The squadrons practiced refueling planes in midair and tested the ability of IAF aircraft to fly exceptionally long distances.

An Israeli Soldier to American Jews: wake up!

As a young Israeli who had just completed five years of service in the IDF, I looked forward to my new job educating people in the Pacific Northwest about Israel. I was shocked, however, by the anti-Israel bigotry and hostility I encountered, especially in the greater Seattle area, Oregon, and Berkeley. I had been very liberal, a member of the leftist Zionist party, Meretz, but the anti-Semitism and hatred for Israel that I have seen in the U.S. has changed my outlook personally and politically.

Thoughtful words for American Jews

Dear friends,
Many years ago, even before my aliyah in 2003, I was a writer for 'The Messenger' (not the Bnai Brith Messenger), a privately financed newspaper in LA.  One of the contributors was Dr. Matania Ginosar who has been living in northern CA for many years.  After reading one of his excellent articles I wrote to him, he responded, and we have corresponded since then - never having met in person. 
Matamia wrote a book about his experiences and also a disk; I have both and they are fascinating.  Following is a note that I received from him today - short and to the point.  Wish that some of our American Jewish leaders would read this and get the message. 

Sent: 10/10/2013

I was born and raised in Israel. I fought in the Lechi underground against the British occupation starting at age 15 and served for 4 years until Israel independence. I was a political prisoner twice, escaped once. I was a founding member of a border kibbutz, near Gaza, where Palestinians murdered 3 of my friends in few short months. I taught new immigrants in Maabarot, and served in the Israeli Air Force.

The Daily TIP: White House decision to reduce Egypt assistance blasted by Middle East allies, Congress‏

  • White House decision to reduce Egypt assistance blasted by Middle East allies, Congress
  • Top Lebanon leader: Hezbollah trying to spark "another front with Israel" by generating maritime drilling crisis
  • Iran dissident group: Iran moving nuke infrastructure to secure locations
  • Iran telecom chief doubles down on social media ban, after Foreign Minister laughs off hypocrisy charges What we’re watching today: 
  • Thursday, October 10, 2013

    Obama, Rouhani: Peace in Our Time

    Poor President Obama and the beleaguered nation he leads.  Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Obama care, the IRS and his most recent diplomatic fiasco, Syria.  Can it get any worse?  Well you may wish to hold onto your hats, this 5 year roller coaster took another deep drop this Thursday when yet another smooth talking  tyrant pulled the wool over our exalted, Quixotic president.
    Rumors of an impending encounter with Iran's newly elected president, Hassan Rouhani were quashed not at the behest of Obama but by Rouhani.  Why the snub?  According to senior officials, the Iranians felt a meeting and a handshake posed a significant risk for Rouhani, a new leader grappling with the anti-Americanism that remains a core tenet of Iran's political culture.
    No embarrassment too great, Jay Carney, White House press secretary laconically deadpanned, "President Obama was not disappointed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's decision to reject an offer of an informal meeting Tuesday at the United Nations"  If he wasn't, Obama sure sounded like he tripped over the phone when Rouhani like a lover playing hard to get called him and expressed gratitude for the President's hospitality.

    Is Abbas Losing Control Over Fatah?

    by Khaled Abu Toameh

    What has been happening in Fatah lately is more than differences of opinion among the faction's top brass.
    A series of incidents over the past few weeks indicate that the Palestinian Fatah faction, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, is witnessing a sharp power struggle between some of its top leaders.
    The infighting in Fatah is a sign of the growing challenges facing Abbas as he continues to conduct peace talks with Israel.
    Moreover, the internal squabbling raises questions about Abbas's ability to reach any agreement with Israel that would be acceptable to most Palestinians.
    What has been happening in Fatah lately is more than differences of opinion among the faction's top brass.
    Some Palestinians have gone as far as saying that the infighting marks the beginning of a revolt against Abbas's leadership.
    Fatah gunmen have returned to the streets of some West Bank cities and refugee camps are openly challenging Abbas's leadership.

    Wednesday, October 09, 2013

    Finanace Minister Yair Lapid is interviewed by CBS’s Charlie Rose in New York. Lapid: Unlike Netanyahu, I'm devoted supporter of peace process


    "Israel shouldn't seek recognition from potential Palestinian state."

    Finanace Minister Yair Lapid is interviewed by CBS’s Charlie Rose in New York.
    Finanace Minister Yair Lapid is interviewed by CBS’s Charlie Rose in New York. Photo: Joyce Culver/92Y
    Israel shouldn’t seek recognition from the potential Palestinian state, Finance Minister Yair Lapid told CBS’s Charlie Rose in New York Monday.

    “We recognize Israel as a Jewish state,” he said. “We don’t need authorization from anyone else.”

    At the end of the day, Lapid said, the difference between the Palestinians and the Israelis is that “the Palestinians want peace and justice. We want peace and security.”

    Rose, in true journalistic fashion, quoted Lapid’s own words back at him, words in which Lapid had said he does not support splitting Jerusalem for a Palestinian state and that “Israel should not change its policies to revive the peace process.”
    Given this, Rose asked, “how do you differ from Netanyahu?” “I’m a devoted supporter of the peace process,” Lapid said.

    Tuesday, October 08, 2013

    What Netanyahu said and didn’t say in Bar Ilan II

    By Ted Belman
    This analysis deals only with PM Netanyahu’s remarks concerning the Palestinian issue.

    An overview suggests that he wanted to give assurances to his right flank that he hadn’t abandoned any of his requirements and to convince that world that Israelis really want peace and have striven to achieve it.

    While the speech was generally well received, one must look carefully at what Netanyahu said and didn’t say.
    The blame, he said, sits with the Arabs who are not willing to accept Israel as a Jewish state.

    “The simple truth is that the root of the conflict has been – and remains – the refusal to recognize the right of the Jewish People to its own state in its historical homeland.”

    “The fundamental condition for ending the conflict is the public, binding and sincere Palestinian recognition of Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish People.”

    Iran: Men Allowed to Marry Adopted Daughters

    A controversial Iranian law allows men to marry their adopted daughters at the age of 13. Critics say the law ‘legalizes pedophilia.’

    Muslim schoolgirls
    Muslim schoolgirls

    Iran’s parliament has passed a controversial law allowing men to marry their adopted daughters at the age of just 13, the British paper The Guardian reports.
    Iranian law already allowed girls to marry at age 13, and boys at age 15. In addition, girls were allowed to marry at younger ages with court approval.
    In 2010, at least 75 children under age 10 were married in Tehran alone, and as many as 42,000 children ages 10-14 were married across the country, The Guardian reported, citing the Iranian site Tabnak.

    Canadian Muslims Protest "Honor Killing" Label As Racist

    Abigail R. Esman
    Special to IPT News

    Are they willfully misleading? Or are Canadian Muslims who are fighting federal funding to investigate honor violence in the Muslim (and other) communities simply naïve victims of the same propaganda used routinely to explain away the religio-culturally-based murders of Muslim women?
    Every year, according to United Nations reports, 5,000 women worldwide are killed for reasons of "honor" that relate to matters of modesty and obeyance, though most experts maintain the numbers are far higher. And the number of victims of honor violence, which can involve beatings, acid attacks, or locking a woman in her home, is literally incalculable. In the United Kingdom alone, more than 3,000 such honor crimes occurred just in 2010, according to a study by the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization (IKWRO). The vast majority of those crimes, the organization states, were committed by Muslims, though Sikhs and Hindus have also been known to commit honor-related crimes.

    Monday, October 07, 2013

    Three ways to save American Jewry from extinction

    Shmuley Boteach
    Shmuley Boteach Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, whom Newsweek and The Washington Post call ‘the most famous Rabbi in America’, is the international best-selling [More] author of 29 books, and will shortly publish The Fed-up Man of Faith: Challenging God in the Face of Tragedy and Suffering
    By now you’ve heard about the Pew Research poll, published this week, which concludes that American Jewry is on its way to oblivion. No need to wait for Hassan Rouhani of Iran to drop a bomb on us. We’re doing an incredibly fine job of destroying ourselves, thank you very much.

    What all this shows is that what my friend mega-philanthropist Michael Steinhardt and I have been saying for years is unfortunately correct. Despite the untold billions that have been sunk into Jewish communal outreach for the last half century, it has barely made a dent in the rate of assimilation.              
    Here are three ways to give mouth-to-mouth to our dying community.

    Stop creating a divide between the Jewish and non-Jewish worlds.

    Hezbollah possesses chemical weapons stockpiles

    A Saudi website quotes a Lebanese MP as claiming that Hezbollah possesses chemical weapons that were sent to them by Syrian President Assad. According to the report, Iran also helps the terror organization and manufactured delivery systems for them. “These devices are a threat to regional stability,” he said.
      Rachel Avraham
    "We received chemical weapons from Assad," Hezbollah activist Photo Credit: AP

     “Hezbollah has rockets that have the ability to be launched with chemical warheads on them in the long term,” Lebanese MP Khaled Daher claimed on the Saudi website Al Watan.  He stated that the Hezbollah terrorist organization received chemical weapons from Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
     According to the Saudi report, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards manufactured delivery systems for the Shiite terror organization and they are located in “Southern Rimal, Jaroud, and Sanin in the area of Baalbek.  Additional mounds were found at Bakir and other sites, some of them underground.”   The Lebanese Interior Ministry fears that Hezbollah will use the rockets against Assad’s opponents in Syria.

    Sunday, October 06, 2013

    Was The Pal. Terrorist American-Trained?

    My Right Word
    Who trained that Pal. sniper?  US? Canda? England?

    I have written much about the "Dayton Force", the original US involvement effort in training the terrorists of the Palestinian Authority in military sciences.  As Elyakim HaEtzni wrote exactly six years ago in 2007 of Condoleeza Rice:

    She sent General Dayton to train terrorists disguised as policemen, and forced us to permit their arming, even though many of those arms and APCs fell into the hands of the Hamas, snipers who were trained after Oslo sniped and killed Jews, and Palestinian bomb disposal experts, trained in the United States used their new skills to operate explosive charges, murdering hundreds.

    What training?  This:

    Substance of Training

    New recruits and newly-formed battalions generally undergo basic training at PA facilities in or around Jericho, then travel to JIPTC for 19 weeks of U.S.-sponsored training...[The 19-week basic training course provides instruction in the following skill sets: supply and logistics management, tactical training (to include a range of subjects), rapid reaction, crowd control, civil disorder management, tactical police response in high risk environments, cordons, basic administrative and personnel management/reform, organizational operations and planning, agency command and management, first line supervision, unarmed defensive tactics, basic patrol operations, high risk arrest, human rights, communications, basic medical, standard operating procedures, ethics/human rights, command and control, discipline, law enforcement intelligence gathering, physical fitness, border security, and security at crossing points.

    Germany gave Syria ingredients for deadly gas in 2011


    Chemical materials and gas masks are pictured in a warehouse at the front line of clashes in Syria.
    Chemical materials and gas masks are pictured in a warehouse at the front line of clashes in Syria. Photo: REUTERS
    German companies supplied Syria’s regime with dual-usage chemicals, which can be applied for military and civilian use, as late as 2011.

    The chemicals involved – sodium fluoride, hydrofluoric acid and ammonium hydrogen fluoride – can be used to manufacture sarin, the deadly nerve gas used during the August 21 attack on the edge of Damascus, which killed more than 1,400 people, according to the US government.

    The firms delivered larger volumes of these chemicals than previously disclosed in September, German broadcaster ARD reported last week.

    Is there such a thing as an 'Israeli' people? Supreme Court says no

    "Israeli" describes citizenship, not nationality in an ethnic sense, court rules.

    Petitioners seek "Israeli" ethnicity to be listed in government registry, but court claims there is insufficient evidence to suggest such a group exists.

    Is there such a thing as an Israeli people? Israel's courts don't think so.

    Picture above: the Israeli Supreme Court
    Photo credit: Dudi Vaaknin
    Israeli nationality only refers to one's citizenship, not ethnic identity, the Supreme Court's Civilian Appeals Court ruled on Wednesday.

    Professor Uzzi Ornan, a longtime proponent of separation of religion and state, and journalist Uri Avnery, recently spearheaded an appeal seeking to reverse a lower court's ruling that denied their request to be listed as members of the Israeli nation in the government's population registry. The Supreme Court disagreed with the lower court's claim that this matter was not justiciable, but it nevertheless upheld the decision, saying that the plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate the existence of an Israeli nation. It added that this debate should be held and resolved outside the court as part of the country's political discourse.