Friday, October 31, 2008
The letter below was written by Buddy Macy to Sallai Meridor to protest the barbaric destruction of the Federman-Tor homes. We urge all friends of Israel in the US to do the same. Each and every letter makes a difference.
In addition, for US Citizens, send letters also to:
* the Israeli Embassy (202-364.5500) or consulate nearest you
* The SD's Bureau of Democracy (202-647.4000 or 1-800-877.8339), Human Rights & Labor,
Inform them and demand an appropriate investigation. As an American citizen, you can ask the State Department to investigate these human rights violations.
Ruth and Nadia Matar
Dear Fellow Activists,
Last Sunday morning, the Israeli Government ordered the execution of appalling actions against two Jewish families in Kiryat Arba. (Click the link to learn the details directly from one of the victims - http://www.hebron.com/english/ .) I urge you to send a fax (202-364-5423) and postal letter of any length, to Sallai Meridor, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States. And, please forward this email to everyone on your list.
Here is my letter, for your reference:
October 30, 2008
The Honorable Sallai Meridor
His Excellency Ambassador of Israel
3514 International Drive, NW
Washington, DC 20008
I am sure you are aware of the tragic events that took place this past Sunday morning (actually, in the middle of the night) at the Federman and Tor homes the smashing of their windows (reminiscent, dare I say it, of an event that took place 75 years ago) and forced entry by Israeli soldiers; the dragging of the startled, shocked children from their beds after being shaken awake; the beating of some children; the families' forceful expulsion from their own homes; and, finally, the crushing destruction of their homes, without them even having the opportunity to take any of their personal possessions! What type of state is it that treats its citizens in such an appalling, sickening fashion!
I am a secular Jew who has supported Israel my entire adult life. This support includes 25 years of volunteer service to my local Jewish Federation (Greater Clifton-Passaic, New Jersey) as a fundraiser, officer, and Board of Trustees and Executive Committee member, as well as numerous financial contributions to the Jewish State through Federation. IT IS OVER! Until the Israeli Government publicly apologizes to the Federman and Tor families and compensates them fully for their loss and suffering, including emotional trauma, and until Mr. Olmert and Mr. Barak are criminally charged for inciting and ordering the above inhuman behavior, I will not give one more cent to the State of Israel. And I will begin to suggest to others, some with substantial resources, to consider ceasing their Federation giving and, instead, contributing directly to specific pro-Jewish Israeli causes.
Ambassador Meridor, I hope you have the moral courage to call for such immediate action.
Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380
Avishai Raviv has never been charged with incitement or as an accessory to the murder of Yitzhak Rabin and has disappeared from sight, undoubtedly just following orders or else.
I was NEVER involved with the extremist Jewish group "Eyal" but had met Avishai Raviv during a Temple Mount Faithful demonstration in Jerusalem when he helped me to protect Gershon Salomon (chairman, Temple Mount Faithful) during Tisha B'Av when the police carried Gershon away from the Mugrabi Gate and dropped him and he hit his head and went unconscious and the throng practically trampled him except for me trying to cover him and shouting at the people to be careful that Gershon was on the ground -- and I'm pretty sure it was Avishai who helped me keep the people from stepping on him.
Howard Grief, an attorney and member of the Temple Mount Faithful, witnessed it all and wrote The Jerusalem Post about it (we both had a letter published the same day: Howard's letter was called "Police Brutality" and mine was called "Discrimination" - The Jerusalem Post, Friday, Aug. 25, 1995).
Before that incident I had met Avishai Raviv in the office of the Temple Mount Faithful when he and someone else came there. He had invited Moshe Weissfish (Gershon Salomon's cousin) and I to his apartment in Hebron, but it was later explained to me that Avishai was a "shtinker" (informer) and that the police wanted to falsely associate the Temple Mount Faithful with such people and how he had even taken it upon himself once in Tel Aviv to have an office on campus with "Temple Mount Faithful" on the door or something like that, which Gershon immediately forbade him upon knowledge of it as he had no authority to do it and did NOT represent the Temple Mount Faithful in any manner, shape or form.
This is what I remember of the agent provocateur Avishai Raviv and his fake group "Eyal."
I might add though that after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, some female (British?) reporter (probably my age) who knew Nick Day of The Traveller, kept trying to get Avishai's phone number or have me contact him (since she heard I had met him) until I told her I wanted nothing to do with him. She was unrelenting until Nick Day told her to back off. I guess she was his friend or acquaintance.
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
October 30, 2008 at 5:09 pm
Thanks for this post. I’ve worked on “Obsession,” and I can’t express how important this film is. The fight against radical Islam and extremism is one that we must win, and “Obsession” truly is our blueprint for this new kind of battle - the battle between those who hate and those who value democracy and freedom.
For those who have not heard all the details yet about the destruction of the Federman-Tor houses and farm in Kiryat Arba, we urge you to watch the following Youtube video in which Elisheva Federman gives a detailed account, in English, of what happened.
Our campaign to gather clothes and basics for the Federman and Tor families was a great success. Tens of Efrat and Gush Etzion residents together with tens of Women in Green members from Jerusalem managed to filla huge truck. We thank all of the volunteers who helped, packed, shlepped, drove, donated money, etc. Obviously whatever we managed to gather in one day is still a drop in the sea and the public is asked to continue to help. What is mainly needed now is money to help them rebuild their homes on the exact place where they were destroyed. See below for details as to how to donate.
Our Women in Green photographer Gemma Blech took some beautiful pictures of the truck campaign:
#Arutz 7 made a short Youtube clip about it too:
It is very important now to continue and show our support, not only to the Federman-Tor families but to all pioneering Jews living on the hilltops.
Here are the details as to how to help followed by a few thoughts as to why this persecution is taking place.
With Love of Israel,
Ruth Matar - Nadia Matar - Anita Finkelstein
Women in Green
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AT THE FEDERMAN-TOR FARM:
1) TOMMORROW, FRIDAY OCTOBER 31st at 10:00 am at the Federman-Tor neighborhood:
Festive laying of the cornerstone to the new homes with the participation of Rabbi Dov Lior, Kiryat Arba Mayor Zvi Katzover, the Federman-Tor families and other public figures
2) Motsaei Shabbat Lech Lecha, November 8th at 8:30pm:
Fundraising concert for the rebuilding of the Federman & Tor homes at the Kiryat Arba Matnas. Singers will be: UDI DAVIDI, founder of the farm - SINAI TOR - resident - AARON RAZEL
Tickets: 50NIS - Tel. to order tickets 02-9961666
3) Details of the Bank Account to donate for the rebuilding of the Federman-Tor homes:
Name of Bank Account:
LEUMI BANK NUMBER 10
KIRYAT ARBA BRANCH NUMBER 797
IBAN ACCOUNT NUMBER 62283254
SWIFT CODE: LUMIILITTLV
ROUTING NUMBER: IL010797
Because this bank account is for different chesed causes, you MUST add a note that the money is meant for the FEDERMAN-TOR families
The harsher they beat us, the stronger we will get!
by Nadia Matar
The destruction of the Federman-Tor farm is not the first nor the last destruction this government is planning. DM Ehud Barak already announced yesterday that he will increase the persecution of national Jews by giving them mandatory expulsion orders.
Until the upcoming elections, the Olmert-Livni-Barak government has a "carte blanche" to persecute the national camp. They think it is in their political interest. The harsher the measures against the settlers, the more votes they think they will get from the Left and the Arabs in Israel.
The leftists in power basically are planning to work on two levels:
1) To delegitimize the settlers. Why? simple: The Left wants to create a PLO State in Judea and Samaria. In order to do so it must destroy and get rid of the entire settlement enterprise. The problem is that all polls show that the majority of the Jewish People in Israel oppose the creation of such a PLO state. The majority of the people in Israel understand that if the withdrawal from Gaza brought Kassams upon Sderot and Ashkelon, then a withdrawal from Judea and Samaria and the creation of a PLO state in its stead will bring kassams on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Natanya and Hadera. The people of Israel thus understand that the settlement enterprise is what protects the entire Gush Dan area.
In order to change that situation and make the majority of the people despise the settlers, and make them agree to dismantle the settlement enterprise, the government must delegitimize them, spreading the word as if the settlers are dangerous lunatics who endanger the rule of law and must be crushed. It happened in the days of the Rabin-Peres regime when agent provocateurs working for the GSS like Avishai Raviv were told to do acts in the name of the settlers and thus blemish our good name.
This delegitimization campaign has started again with the so-called attack on Prof Sternhall, blaming "settlers" for it; continuing with distorted and false reports on settlers "attacking" "poor innocent" Arabs who want to pick olives when the truth is always the opposite. See for instance the case of the Arab who burned a house in Yitzhar and then stabbed a nine year old Jewish boy. The media did not relate to the Arab attack but rather to the healthy and normal reaction by the Jews who marched down to the Arab village and smashed a few windows. Be prepared for more stories that will make the headlines with the purpose to delegitimize us.
2) Secondly, parallel to the campaign to delegitimize the settlers, the government wants to crush those healthy minded Jews who are not scared of the authorities. Who are those Jews? Those Jews who live outside the fences in Judea and Samaria. Unfortunately, most communities in Judea and Samaria are surrounded by fences. As we already learned in the Bible, fences are a sign of weakness and fear. Those fences were forced upon the settlers by the security forces who told them the fences are needed "for our own protection". But that is not true. The real reason the fences were brought in was that they help the authorities to control the settlers. The settlers can live and walk only where the security forces and the authorities decided we can be. If we want to go somewhere else, we must do so with special permits.
This dangerous frame of mind has been crushed by all those hundreds of healthy Jews who decided, over the past few years and especially after Gush Katif, to settle the hills OUTSIDE the fences, outside the "ghettos" planned by the authorities and to march all over Judea and Samaria without asking for permits. Settling outside the fences is a clear sign of defiance and a message saying: the entire Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel. Nobody will tell us where we can and cannot walk, live or build. We will walk everywhere. We will build everywhere. This spirit of Jewish pride and freedom is what scares the authorities most. With such spirits the left will never be able to destroy the settlement enterprise! And that is why the authorities are persecuting those Jews by banning them from their homes with administrative expulsion orders and by destroying their homes in a vicious barbaric anti-semitic way. Obviously, this will not help. The harsher the persecution, the stronger the Jews will get, please G-d.
Now is the time for all friends of Israel to rally around those loyal to the Land of Israel and strengthen them. Please G-d, we will succeed and in the upcoming elections the majority of the People of Israel will give expulsion orders from power to all members of the corrupt, criminal and anti-semitic Olmert-Livni-Barak government.
Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380
Judaism isn't exactly a proselytizing religion.
As a general rule, Judaism isn't a proselytizing religion, but Judaism has its record of coercion (the Book of Esther) and forced mass conversions (Edomites), and Shmuley Boteach, a rabbi, writes For a confederation of Noachides in The Jerusalem Post, saying "...the Jewish community should be spearheading this movement, and should fund a global campaign to have non-Jews join a Jewish confederation, if not adopt Judaism in its entirety."
Forgive me for being a bit facetious about "Jewish soul snatchers" to make a point, since too many Jews are hypersensitive to real or imagined proselytizing by professing Christians and hatefully refer to them as "soul snatchers." And the very fact Jews often publicize and praise Noahide conversions is a not-too-subtle form of proselytizing, isn't it?
David Ben-Ariel posted on 2008-10-30 21:32:07 ET Reply Trace
YESHIVAT HARA'AYON HAYEHUDI
HaRav Yehuda Kreuser SHLIT"A, Rosh Yeshiva
3 Marcheshvan 5769/31 October-1 November 2008
HEY NOACH, NICE BOAT
The sun rose in the sky as it has since "time immemorial", another perfect day, not a cloud on the horizon. "Hey Noach, where's that great flood that you have been talking about for the longest time", his fellow neighbours taunted him. "Good thing you got that boat, Noach, looks like rain",they mocked. Noach himself was starting to have second thoughts; here, after working for the past 120 years preparing for this day, the day that the flood was supposed to start, lo and behold - it turns out to be a day like any other day in "Gothem City". As our rabbis teach us, Noach believed, yet did not believe, and only entered the ark when the waters started to rise. In fact, every day during the generation of the Flood was picture-perfect. Crops from the field would last for 40 years, never did it rain nor was it cold, but they enjoyed an all-around spring-like temperature. All this was bestowed upon them by the goodness of Hashem, to give them the perfect conditions for them to serve Him. Yet they used this very gift to rebel against G-d.
Hashem even granted them an additional seven days' respite before bringing the Flood upon the world, that maybe, just maybe this time they would do teshuva and return to Him. This, too, did not help. Finally, on the 17th of Marhesvan the first cloud appeared on the horizon, small and insignificant but maybe this would be the wake-up call to return to Hashem and the world could be spared. Slowly the heavens were filled with dark clouds, and the first rains began to fall. Slowly at first, as the first rains were rains of blessings, maybe now that they started to see rain they would return, and G-d would leave it as is - a rain of blessings.
But they refused to see it as a G-dly sign, even though the warnings of the past years were now being fulfilled; they went about their "business as usual". When the rains persisted, instead of returning to Hashem they gathered at the site of the ark, trying to enter, and when they could not, they tried to destroy it. Finally, the time to repent was over, the Gates of Mercy were closed, Noach was taken up into the ark, the door was shut and the rains quickly turned to acid. The world was lost, all was destroyed.
In spite of the fact that the people of the generation of the Flood were forewarned for years - an amazing aspect of human nature comes to light - even as the warnings were being fulfilled, they still continued denying that this was G-d-sent and acted as if all the events were natural occurrences.
The next generations continued in this folly of seeing everything as a natural occurrence, instead of being the Hand of G-d. The generation of Dispersion had a rational explanation for every event that ever occurred; they stated that once every 1656 years - the time between the Creation and the Flood - the heavens shake, causing a flood - and to prevent the heavens from collapsing again, we must take precautions by building supports, and this tower will be the first. And as G-d had given the generation of the Flood time and time again chances to repent, so he gave the generation of the Tower of Babel time to repent, for there was peace and friendship among them. Still, they did not return to Him and heed His warnings, and so punishment was meted out to them.
In our day, some 4000 years later, we unfortunately continue down this path. Far too few really believe that G-d is the all-powerful Mover of history and Someone Who plays a real part in our daily lives. For many, religion has become a nice object that we place somewhere on the backburner, to be taken out at will but not to be taken too seriously.
There is a G-d of history, Who has returned His people, as described by the prophets, back to their Land. And there is a G-d Who is bringing the Final Redemption to the world, one way or another. And He does play a daily part in all our lives. Now is the time to see His handwriting on the wall, as He turns out the lights in the exiles. Now is not the time - as the "Wall" comes tumbling down - to say this is just a natural occurrence. And as the "god of the bear market" falls fast, it is up to us to see G-d's handwriting on the wall and to grab up this extra time that He has given us to return to Him and to His land. It is still not too late!
With love of Israel,
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This morning at 7:47, we heard the Tzeva Adom alarm yet again throughout the city of Sderot. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an open area in the open field of a kibbutz near Sderot. The rocket hurt no one and caused no damage. The inhabitants of Sderot, who had been enjoying a period of relative quiet for the last four Read more
150 North American College Students Visit Sderot
On a recent rainy Tuesday afternoon one hundred and fifty participants in a Young Judea program traveled to Sderot to show solidarity with area residents and to learn something about the people who live here. The students, attending colleges throughout the US and Canada, as well as England, toured the city center, walked into the bomb shelters, and stared at the huge, grotesque, protecting shelters spreading itself over the schools. Read more
P.O Box 472, Sderot 80100
— Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
May God bless Chuck Baldwin to repeat those words in his inaugural address.
David Ben-Ariel on the post "The Founding Fathers on redistribution of wealth"
Issue Number 127
Album of the Damned
By Paul Garson
Unusual and Rare Snapshots from the Third Reich
Looking Back on the Holidays
By Nachum Mohl
Going into the Winter with Succoth, Shavuot, and Passover
By Jerry Klinger
The Failed Jewish Farming Experiment in America
Choni HaMa'agal - Legends from the Talmud
By Larry Fine
The Famous Story of the Circle on the Ground
By Tomek Wisniewski
Wooden Tombstones from Old Jewish Cemeteries in Eastern Europe
By Edith Brown
It was time to let go and let God’s will be done
My Trusted Teacher, Mr. Fischer
By Renate G. Justin
True Personal Experience from the Holocaust
The Riegner Telegram
By Elayne LeTraunik
Could a Certain Telegram Stopped the Holocaust?
Frozen in Time - the young men and women of Rokiskis
By Arlene Weiss
Going Back to my Father's Shtetl, Rokiskis
The Tears of Yefimovich
By Tovli Simiryan
Living Through Stalin's Communist Paradise, a True Story
By Richard L. Cravatts
How to Get the World To Hate Israel
Waiting for the Messiah
By Shoshana Jacobs
The Messianic era is likened to a Woman in the throes of Childbirth
The Kings of the Jews
By Norman Gelb
More than 50 men and women sat on the throne of the Jews in ancient times
Baseball in Israel
By Michael J. Leitner
The Value of the Israel Baseball League to Israel and to World Jewry
It's Time to Plant Again
By Simcha Meir
A Time to Make Up for what is Lacking in Israel
An Unbelievable Tour of Israeli Artifacts
By Jay Levinson
Visiting the Blue and White Exhibition at the Israeli Museum
An American Soldier in Israel's War of Independence
By Ralph Lowenstein
Enemy bullets whirred overhead, and I imagined the next one speeding through the open top of the halftrack...
What Goes Around Comes Around
By Gutman Locks
What a joy it is to bless, and to be blessed.
edited by Chanoch Bleier
A Bit of Jewish Humor Helps the Day
The Weekly Torah Portion
by Michael Chessen
A Penetrating Glimpse into the Weekly Torah reading
The Weekly Israel News Digest
by Jmag Staff and Our Roving Reporters
Tribute to a giant of Revisionist Zionism
By Fern Sidman
Moshe Arens praises the memory of Ze’ev Jabotinsky
By Marnin Michaels
Jewish Roots, Visiting the Place were they Ran From
The Hand of Divine Justice
By Therese Dvir
Days follow days, seasons and years turn like a demented carousel, bringing with them their portion of misery and happiness...
Jewish Questions: Responsa on Sephardic Life in the Early Modern Period
By Jay Levinson
A Fascinating Collection of Sephardic Responsa written during the period 1492-1750
What is a Name?
By William Rabinowitz
Names are important in Boynton Beach
By Keith Bloomfield
a New Jewish Story about an Old Problem
Nathan the Prophet
By James Vasquez
A Poem about Nathan the Prophet and King David
Israel, God and a Dream Returned
By Michael Druck
Accepting the Torah, But Remaining a Gentile
Non-Jews came to Jerusalem to take vows to follow the Sheva Mitzvot Benai Noach, and some Arabs talk of joining the Jewish people.
Noachides are barren fools, devoid of biblical festivals and without the Sabbath and other treasures given to all mankind, living in their limbo land of neither Jewish or Christian or anything, but feeling good about being nothing.
Basically the Noahides are simply required to live moral lives and not participate in pagan worship, which is what true Christians do, many who were Gentilized Israelites (Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples) but have returned to our Hebrew roots and biblical responsibilities.
Should Jews be considered "soul snatchers" for encouraging the Noahide nonsense rather than encouraging Gentilized Israelites to at least remember the Sabbath and holy days and dietary laws?
Joseph isn't Jewish!
All Twelve Tribes of Israel aren't Jewish?
Israel and Judah Must Get House in Order Before King Messiah Arrives
Hanna himself is closely aligned with the Palestinian cause. He was previously dismissed from his church position after Israel accused him of directly aiding terror organizations. He has held public solidarity meetings with leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah and appears regularly on Palestinian television urging children to engage in suicide attacks.
Hamas Hanna is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a tool, and he clearly aids and abets Nazi Muslim occupation of the Temple Mount - something no true Christian would ever do.
Why Israel doesn't treat Hamas Hanna like the sworn enemy of God and Israel he's proven himself to be, belies reason and betrays justice.
Shame on the Israeli authorities for enabling the Nazi Muslim occupation of Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount, to continue! Shame on the godless Israeli authorities for looking the other way as Nazi Muslim discrimination against Jews and Christians occurs daily upon the Temple Mount! Shame on the irresponsible rabbis for their woeful neglect of the Temple Mount, their miserable failure to restore the Temple Mount as the Temple Mount!
Thankfully, the Temple Mount Faithful and the Temple Institute are two witnesses against the current deplorable situation upon the Temple Mount and testify it will soon change.
A House of Prayer for All Peoples?
Jews Must Demand Rights to Temple Mount
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE RABBIS?
David Ben-Ariel posted on 2008-10-30 12:39:58 ET Reply Trace
During a 1995 Root and Branch lecture in Jerusalem, Professor Nahum Rakover, author and then Deputy Attorney General of Israel, publicly agreed with me that it isn't illegal for Christians or Jews to pray upon the Temple Mount, even though it is forcibly prevented by the police.
I had expressed the frustration we (the Temple Mount Faithful and thankfully, now, many others) feel when we follow the law, receive the necessary police permits for our legal demonstrations, and even obtain written Supreme Court approval of our actions, only to be denied "freedom of access" to our most holy site, the Temple Mount, and to be harshly treated with contempt for even trying to exercise our democratic rights!
I asked Deputy Attorney General Rakover why the Israeli government was, in effect, encouraging folks to act outside of the law (which they know we've never done, unlike other groups who feel why bother wasting your time trying to reason with corrupt officials), as well as rewarding militant Muslims for their terrorist threats of riots and violence (if Israel were to actually uphold their 1967 law that guarantees - in writing - "freedom of access" to the Temple Mount) and bizarrely punishing law-abiding people by denying them entry to the Temple Mount. Why not remove the threat? Isn't that logical? Isn't that legal?
Professor Nahum Rakover basically said that we're in this situation today because NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE WANT TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT to that religious site - the Temple Mount!
Why should Israel change the status quo when they're not under any pressure to do so? It's been said politicians don't see the light until they feel the heat. Shame on us! As I've written in a letter published in the Jerusalem Post, the Temple Mount isn't in our hands, because it's not in our hearts and minds.
I was later unjustly deported for highlighting the plight of the Temple Mount under Nazi-Muslim occupation within an article published throughout Jerusalem and Israel, calling for the restoration of the Temple Mount as the Temple Mount - a House of Prayer for All Peoples - which the High Court of Israel dismissed as dangerous ideas.
Why should Jews continue to pray at the Western Wall, a site designated by the Turks for Jewish worship instead of the Temple Mount, and continue to submit to such a Gentile decree rather than obey the biblical command to ascend the Temple Mount?
Why obey men over God? Isn't that idolatry? Isn't that immoral? Isn't God Israel's King, Israel's only Husband? Who are the nations to dictate what God's wife should do?
Why are Jews gathering at the pitiful Western Wall to mourn the destruction of the Temple? Do something constructive and DEMAND Jewish legal and biblical rights to the Temple Mount.
Thankfully, the Third Temple is coming soon!
Protection of Holy Places Law
June 27, 1967
1. The Holy Places shall be protected from desecration and any other violation and from anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places.
2. a. Whosoever desecrates or otherwise violates a Holy Place shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of seven years.
b. Whosoever does anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.
3. This Law shall add to, and not derogate from, any other law.
4. The Minister of Religious Affairs is charged with the implementation of this Law, and he may, after consultation with, or upon the proposal of, representatives of the religions concerned and with the consent of the Minister of Justice make regulations as to any matter relating to such implementation.
5. This Law shall come into force on the date of its adoption by the Knesset.
Levi EshkolPrime Minister
Zerach WarhaftigMinister of Religious Affairs
Shneur Zalman ShazarPresident of the State
David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.
By Gary Cooperberg
October 30, 2008
The cowards in our government are shaking in their boots in reaction to public criticism of Husnei Mubarak by Knesset Member Avigdor Lieberman. Both the President and Prime Minister rushed to apologize for Lieberman's comments, as if anyone would have dreamed that either of them would have supported it.
Lieberman expressed his exasperation with our leaders who praise our enemies as they spit in our faces. Just like Abu Mazen and Arafat before him were never peace partners, neither are Mubarak or Abdullah.
Both Egypt and Jordan made "peace" with Israel as a strategy to destroy her since they learned the hard way that we cannot be destroyed by war. As ridiculous and transparent that strategy is, none the less it is actually working. The Jewish State has done far more harm to itself via the peace process then our enemies were able to accomplish via war.
Gilad Shalit is not a prisoner of war. He was simply kidnaped and is now being used to extort Israel to release murderers. Our leaders praise Mubarak for "helping" in the negotiations to free him. Rather than negotiate, our leaders should simply demand his immediate release in exchange for our permitting their terrorists to live in jail. That demand should be backed up by a statement and a willingness to execute those prisoners, one by one, every day Shalit is not returned unharmed.
Why is it that Arab nations are given diplomatic respectability for carrying out acts of terror and political extortion while Israel is expected to accept such atrocities and even aid and abet them?
In spite of the fact that we have a president who thinks that he is the prince of peace, we are not at peace with any Arab entity. All Arab nations, including Egypt and Jordan, seek the destruction of the Jewish State. When a self respecting Knesset Member points out the fact that our "Emperors" are all naked, they all attack him and call him a racist.
Our leaders have a need to convince themselves that their delusions and fantasies are true. They have been living them for so long that to even think that their peace process is a fraud is more than they can bear. So rather than face reality they attack those who hold up a mirror to their nakedness. They prefer to smash the mirror rather than to look into it.
Like the ostrich which buries its head in the sand, even as a predator runs to devour him, the leaders of the Jewish State consciously refuse to recognize the fact that our alleged "peace partners" are enemies dedicated to our destruction. One never negotiates with enemies until a war is fought and won. Our war for survival is still going on, but we choose to call it a peace process. Rather than fighting to hold on to what is ours, we are choosing the path of surrender in the futile hope it will appease our enemies. All acts of appeasement accomplish is to encourage our enemies to demand more.
Elections are coming soon. We Israelis will, once again, have the democratic right to vote for the dictator of our choice. All of the contenders are willing to give away Jewish Land for meaningless paper promises. Our system of government is not a democracy. . . it is a fraud designed to keep the power brokers in power. If we cannot change the system, we can certainly elect not to give our support to the fraud. What would happen if we had an election and no one came? To vote is to endorse the legitimacy of a fraud. The time has come to say "enough".
Project Shofar is dedicated to spreading these truths wherever it is possible to do so. It is sounding the alarm, to Jew and Gentile alike,to open our eyes to the G-dly process that is presently underway, and work to support it. We dare not stand idly on the sidelines.
A Voice from Hebron by Gary M. Cooperberg
P.O. Box 1444, Kiryat Arba-Hebron, Israel 90100
Tel. 972-2-996-3761 Fax 972-2-996-1778
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It seems the days of the young, vibrant sabra in Israel, dedicated to working for retention of the rich Jewish heritage, are a thing of the past...
During the period between Israel’s fight for survival against Arab incursion in 1948 and the battling nation’s hour of glory in the Six Day War of 1967, the tough, tanned, hardworking youth of the Jewish nation became a source of legend. This was the generation that became known as the sabras, named after the cactus that thrives in the Judean hills...
Ron Fraser, Israel's Lost Generation
The same pioneer spirit is gone in the United States too, with the inspired drive of Manifest Destiny depleted by materialism and hedonism, idolatry and immorality.
Both Jews and Joes (British Israelites) are wandering in the wilderness, adrift, the living dead. Only national repentance can restore us to life, meaning and purpose (2 Chron. 7:14, Dan. 9:11) or the German-Jesuit Europe will be used to bring us to our knees and restore us to our senses.
Why doesn't Ron Fraser (or another PCG writer) visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and write an article about Manifest Destiny?
As mentioned within From Toledo to Jerusalem -
You could say I have a God-given love for the Jews and the nation of Israel (Isaiah 62:6-7). That sacred bond has been strengthened over the years by the fact that I've been blessed to have lived all over Israel, getting to know its land and people quite well.
Apart from 5 months at Ramat Yohanan (where I met my "kibbutz mother," Miriam Weiss) I've also stayed at Sdot Yam on the Mediterranean, next to Caesarea, the site of my first ulpan (intensive Hebrew course), and where Israel's heroine, Hannah Senesh, was from - as well as mentioned in Exodus by Leon Uris; Regavim, near Zichron Yaakov, where I continued my Hebrew lessons amid its rolling green hills; Reshafim, near Bet She'an, with Mt. Gilboa practically in our backyard, and Jordan's mountains in lovely view out front; Adamit, on Lebanon's border, high up on a mountain, from where on clear days you can see all the way to Haifa's Mt. Carmel; Shoval, a rose in the Negev desert, just north of Be'er Sheva; Dan, way up in the northernmost part of Israel, in between Syria and Lebanon, next to the majestic snow-covered Mt. Hermon, where I was living when "Operation Desert Storm" blew in; and Ha'On, with its campground and ostrich farm on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, across from Tiberias; and last but not least, my beloved Jerusalem, next to my favorite spot on earth: the Temple Mount.
Reality & peace
To the editor: I applaud Gov. Bob Taft for his efforts to dispel misguided animosity against every Arab or Muslims because of the vile terrorist acts of some who share their faith.However, I would hope that many would take this opportunity to learn what Islam believes. We must face reality and not try and bury our heads in the sands of political correctness. In America, for the most part, it is still possible to agree to disagree on politics and religion without getting abused or killed.
I wonder if Gov. Taft realized that those same Muslims he was reassuring would not welcome him in their holiest city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
As a Christian, Gov. Taft would be forbidden to even enter the city! I wonder if those sincere Christians who recently circled the mosque in Perrysburg Township, praying for its protection, realize they would be second class citizens in Muslim countries, where their non-Muslim status, along with Jews, is known as dhimmi. Hindus and other “idolater” status is lower and is known as as kaffir/infidels.
I wonder if Gov. Taft has ever visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the site of Solomon and Zerubbabel's temples and where Jesus and his disciples taught and prayed, where, as a Christian, the governor would violently be forbidden to pray or read the Bible because of the Muslims who occupy Judaism's holiest site.
I wonder if those concerned Christians realize that the so-called Mosque of Omar, the Dome of the Rock, has quotes from the Koran mocking Christians for believing that Jesus is divine. Christians and Jews are forced to pay an entrance fee to the Muslims (to upkeep the beautiful abomination) if they want to see where our father Abraham was prepared to sacrifice his son, Isaac.
I'm also reminded of the time when I lived in Perrysburg Township and had “Palestinian” neighbors (from Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan) and we were like family, since we were in each others' apartments all the time. Every time relatives came from overseas they would have me go with them to the country to find a lamb to buy and slaughter for a feast (and I was to keep quiet about their American girlfriends and hold their liquor for them). We even had a caravan of three carloads going to see the Sear's Tower in Chicago, and I was the only blond American male amongst them wearing a Jewish star.
One day they purposely showed me a newsletter from the Islamic Center in Perrysburg that had a story from the Haddith -- saying attributed to Mohammad -- that spoke of a war in the last days between Jews and Muslims, and how Jews would hide behind trees and the trees would say, “There's a Jew behind me, kill him!” except for one tree that would shelter the Jews.The next month the singles' club of the Worldwide Church of God went to the mosque for a dinner-tour, followed by a question and answer session with the Egyptian imam/religious leader (who recently died and was praised as one who supposedly sought peace between different religions). I repeated the “spiritual lesson” to the imam and asked him if the Muslims had any such saying.
He replied that the Jews create such spurious sayings in order to discredit Islam and Arabs. I then shocked him, and the audience, when I asked: “If that's not a Muslim story, and is spurious and created by the Jews, then why would you, as leader of this Islamic community permit that very story to be published in your newsletter last month?”
He was speechless. So I know, firsthand, how many people can profess that their religion is “peaceful” to a Western audience and whistle a totally different tune to their own masses. I've also lived in predominately Arab East Jerusalem, just outside the Damascus Gate, working for my great American-Israeli Jewish manager under our Muslim boss (who was exceptionally gracious). I know from a grassroots level what a farce the lying “peace” process is, and how such a false peace is based upon lies and delusions and is destined to crash and burn.
All this is not popular to say, nevertheless it is the plain truth. Time will surely reveal that peace is possible between Israel and Ishmael, Christians, Jews and Muslims -- as the Jerusalem-based Root and Branch Islam-Israel Fellowship reveals -- but it must be based upon the Bible and reality, not lying visions of false prophets of any empty peace.
(I appreciate The Press publishing my piece despite our heavy Muslim population).
David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.
by IsraelNN Staff
(IsraelNN.com) Wayne Kopping, the producer of "Obsession," explains why he made the film about radical Muslim ideology and then distributed it as an insert to American newspapers. A follow-up film, "The Third Jihad," will expose the infiltration of jihadists into Western culture.
Can't see player? Click here for interview with Producer of Obsession
Toledo, Ohio received "Obsession" and our biased for Obama/Blacks/Muslims newspaper (The Blade) printed knee-jerk letters from Arabs and Muslims and their useful idiots (dhimmis/dummies) decrying it, especially bothered by the Islam-Nazism comparison even though Nazi-Muslim collaboration is clearly documented. Won't these people let the truth set them free?
Ohio Mosque Promotes Murder!
Toledo, Islam, and Terrorists
I have been sending out these e-mails since the beginning of the Intifada. In fact, I started my list as a volunteer because the major media wasunbelievably biased in favor of Israel's enemies. They loved Arafat, whocould do no wrong. They accepted every lame excuse of every terrororganization why blowing up Israeli babies was actually coming to them, or not the terrorists' fault, or in response to some Israeli somewhere hurting someone..
Thousands of attacks and thousands of dead Israelis later, you couldn't talk to the New York Times or the Los Angeles Times, or Time Magazine, or CNN (not to mention the Brits, but that's another story) out of their love affair with terrorism. That is, until September 11. That seemed to wake people up for a while, until the people who thought 9/11 was a base attack on innocent people were overtaken by the apologists who agreed with France and other jealous Europeans that the U.S. had it coming to her, also for a number of excellent reasons.
Slowly, my list grew and grew with people who understood the media's bias and who wanted the truth. Spreading the truth along with me were a number of other bloggers and journalists who fought the official press, correcting their lies about Israel. There was Brigitte Gabrial - a Lebanese Christian whose family was targeted by the PLO and nearly killed, who courageously told the truth about terror. There was Caroline Glick in the Jerusalem Post. There was Nonie Darwish, and Michael Freund, and Charles Krauthammer, and Dennis Prager and Tom Gross, and Fox News..
Since OBAMAISM took over the U.S., every single one of us has been united against Obama, crying in the wind to anyone who will listen that his worldview, his appeasing stance towards terror, his desire to "change American policy in the Middle East," his associations with people like former PLO supporter Khalidi, anti-Semite Rev. Wright, anti-Israel Robert Malley, and a host of others made him a danger to Israel and to the U.S. But the constant clever ads by the Democrats - partially paid for by illegal contributions from Muslims all over the world-are no match for us bloggers. All of us have received hate mail from Jews who have been on our lists telling themselves they care about the Jewish State. What I got, and what all of them have gotten, is name-calling, vilification, threats, cancelled subscriptions and hysterical diatribes about Palin, and abortions and Wall
I try to read the Psalms every day. And the other day I came across this:
"A bare man of reason doesn't understand, nor does a conceited fool comprehend this.'
In his commentary, Samson Raphael Hirsch explains: A 'conceited fool' tenaciously adheres to his views even if they are utterly unjustifiable,[he] is not capable of responding to teaching because of his foolish conceit.' Someone on my list wrote me that when she tries to talk to her pro-Obama friends in Florida, they literally put their hands over their ears.
As Ahmadinejad prepares his bomb, and the masses cry out to save their abortions and their same-sex marriages, I think of what Rabbi Hirsch wrote at the end of his Psalm: "whenever nations have succumbed to moral corruption, they have produced tyrants who in turn proved to be the scourges at whose hands the corrupted masses suffered and perished in the end..No human society can continue to exist without morality and respect for what is right." Below, Michael Freund lists all those who support Barack Hussein Obama. I don't understand how people who love Israel can talk themselves into getting into bed with them. But what I REALLY don't understand, is why they believe that they'll have a good time there.
The Jerusalem Post,
October 29, 2008
Look who's rooting for Obama
By Michael Freund
What do Iran's ayatollahs, Hamas terrorists, Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jacksonand Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi have in common? They are all pulling for Barack Obama to win the US presidential election.
When Israel's disparate foes manage to rally behind a single candidate, itshould set off alarm bells for anyone who cares about the Jewish state.
If you think this is just Republican scaremongering, consider the following.
Last week, Ali Larijani, the hard-line speaker of the Iranian parliament,told a press conference in Bahrain that "we are leaning more in favor of Barack Obama because he is more flexible and rational" (Agence FrancePresse, October 22).
And then there is the October 19 endorsement that Obama received from Hamas spokesman Ahmed Yousef, who told WABC radio host John Batchelor and WorldNet Daily's Aaron Klein that "we as Palestinians are thinking that we might have better luck with a new administration, maybe, if Obama wins the election... I do believe he will change the American foreign policy in the way they are handling the Middle East."
There you have it. Two clear expressions of preference for Obama from two of the leading anti-Israel and anti-Western forces in the Middle East. Both the Iranian regime and the Hamas terrorist organization view Obama in a positive light and hope he will be elected.
Their enthusiasm for the senator from Illinois is shared by a number of other long-time enemies of the Jewish state on both sides of the Atlantic.
On June 11, Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, in a speech broadcast onAl-Jazeera, spoke glowingly of the Democratic nominee. According to a translation provided by MEMRI, Gaddafi said, "His name is Obama. All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency."
Back in the US, anti-Semitic firebrand Louis Farrakhan earlier this year labeled Obama "the hope of the entire world" and compared him to the founder of the Nation of Islam, the group Farrakhan heads (Associated Press,February 25).
Normally, one would expect that such a motley collection of rogues would beenough to send shivers down the spine of even the most spineless of voters. In the end, who wants to be cheering for the same outcome as Gaddafi and Farrakhan?
Nonetheless, if two recent polls are to be believed, Obama seems poised to capture a significant majority of the Jewish vote.
A SURVEY released last week by Quinnipiac University found that Jews in the battleground state of Florida are backing Obama by a margin of 77 percent to 20%, while a Gallup survey revealed that nationwide, Jews favor him over Sen. John McCain by 74% to 22%.
While that is less than the 80% that Democrats Al Gore and Joe Lieberman garnered in the 2000 election, it is similar to the 75% that John Kerry captured four years ago.
One can only shake one's head in bewilderment at such a predilection, particularly in light of Obama's flip-flop on Jerusalem back in June, when he told the annual AIPAC policy conference that he supports the city remaining Israel's united capital, only to back-track from that position the following day. If Obama can't stand firm on the campaign trail on such a basic issue of fundamental importance to Israel and its supporters, how can he be counted on to do so if given the keys to the White House?
Any pro-Israel Jews and Christians still sitting on the fence, wondering how to cast their ballot on November 4, would therefore do well to bear in mind the revealing comments made recently by Jesse Jackson. Speaking at the World Policy Forum in Evian, France two weeks ago, Jackson promised that the "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" will lose influence once Obama is in charge, as he will stop "putting Israel's interests first."
"Obama is about change," Jackson observed, "and the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it" (New York Post,October 14).
If that type of change scares the daylights out of you, and it darn well should, then think long and hard about whether you want to throw your support behind such a person.
The bottom line is that Obama makes Teheran, Tripoli and Gaza convulse with excitement, and that alone should make the rest of us shudder with fear.
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From the Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)
The following extract is Hamas's comprehensive and quite ingenious plan for the advancement of the Islamic ideological doctrine, using the 'Palestinians' as the catalyst, in order to brainwash and mobilize the Muslim population world-wide against Israel and the Western democracies toward achieving the long standing Islamic goal of world domination – The World Caliphate! It is not a fantasy of a mad man, but a well-thought out plan, which is being implemented right now:
Article Fifteen: The day that enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem. In face of the Jews' usurpation of Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised. To do this requires the diffusion of Islamic consciousness among the masses, both on the regional, Arab and Islamic levels. It is necessary to instil the spirit of Jihad in the heart of the nation so that they would confront the enemies and join the ranks of the fighters.
It is necessary that scientists, educators and teachers, information and media people, as well as the educated masses, especially the youth and sheikhs of the Islamic movements, should take part in the operation of awakening (the masses). It is important that basic changes be made in the school curriculum, to cleanse it of the traces of ideological invasion that affected it as a result of the orientalists and missionaries who infiltrated the region following the defeat of the Crusaders at the hands of Salah el-Din (Saladin). The Crusaders realised that it was impossible to defeat the Moslems without first having ideological invasion pave the way by upsetting their thoughts, disfiguring their heritage and violating their ideals...
It is necessary to instil in the minds of the Moslem generations that the Palestinian problem is a religious problem, and should be dealt with on this basis. Palestine contains Islamic holy sites. In it there is al-Aqsa Mosque which is bound to the great Mosque in Mecca in an inseparable bond as long as heaven and earth speak of Isra` (Mohammed's midnight journey to the seven heavens) and Mi'raj (Mohammed's ascension to the seven heavens from Jerusalem during his dream).
- For the record, Mohammed never visited Jerusalem. So much for city's significance to Islam!
Remove the Mentally Sick from the Office. Israeli leaders are seriously considering a dormant Saudi plan offering a comprehensive peace between Israel and the Arab world in exchange for lands captured during the 1967 war, according to Defence Minister Ehud Barak. (I just wonder, would Saudi Arabia “seriously consider” the Israeli plan of the creation of an independent state of Palestine on the Sinai Peninsula? Israel must stop playing stupid political games, which give political credibility to the enemies, who have no intention of living in peace with Jews!)
President Shimon Peres met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. During the meeting Peres praised “the spirit of the Saudi Initiative” and said Israel was promoting that spirit in its negotiations with the PA. (The Saudi plan has nothing to do with peace, but with weakening Israel’s position, followed by the destruction of Israel!)
The Saudi Initiative calls on Israel to withdraw completely from all territories regained in the 1967 Six Day War, to release all terrorist prisoners and to accept millions of foreign Arabs as citizens. In exchange, Arab states would agree (and we all know how much their word is worth) to recognize Israel and make peace.)
Food for Thought: Talks and discussions about the 'relocation' of Jews from Judea and Samaria are traitorous, self-defeating and immoral, just the same as the forcible removal of Jews from Gaza several years ago. All efforts must be focused on the relocation of the enemy population from all Jewish land! - Steven Shamrak
Middle Eastern Gisheft (business). The Pentagon agreed to sell Israel $20 billion worth of weapons last year, making Israel the ME region's top arms purchaser. The United Arab Emirates finished second, after the US Defense Department approved an $18 billion arms deal with the country. Saudi Arabia came third with a total of $21 billion in weapons purchases from US and other European companies. (As the US’s business partner, Russia is selling arms to Syria, Iran and other 'friends' of Israel. Both parties benefit from keeping the Middle East unstable and inflamed!)
Safe Haven for Israel’s Terrorist. Two Arabs who played active roles in inciting violence against Jews in Akko at the outset of the Yom Kippur Arab Riots have now fled from the responsibility for their actions and are hiding in the PA controlled area.
Quote of the Week:
"According to our rights, we are the elected majority, and a majority in a democracy should control all the Palestinian areas, whether in the West Bank or in the Gaza Strip. This is not an extraordinary issue," "Do you respect democracy? If you respect democracy, the elections in January '06 indicated Hamas is the majority and it should run the administration in Gaza and the West Bank."
Mahmoud Al-Zahar, the second most powerful Hamas leader.
(To gain power Democracy was used by the Communists in Russia and Nazis in Germany. Hamas also hates democracy but is using it to wage a full scale Islamic Holy war against Israel!)
Why Bother? Last week President Shimon Peres urged the Vatican not to let a contentious reference to World War II Pope Pius XII put off a visit to the Holy Land by the present pontiff. (Why should Israel care if the Pope does not want to visit places which the Church claims are so important to Christianity? It seems that hate toward Jews is still a dominant factor in the Vatican!)
Colombian Cocaine is Linked to Hezbollah. U.S. and Colombian investigators have dismantled an international cocaine smuggling and money laundering ring that allegedly used part of its profits to finance Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based Shiite militia.
Jewish Self-Hate has no Limits. Radical leftists and anarchists marched through Hevron's Jewish Tel Rumeida neighbourhood on Shabbat morning, a week ago, shouting provocative insults and calls for the removal of Jews from the town. The leftists were trying to set off riots among the Arabs of the city against the Jews. (Police did not stop Jewish leftists from entering Hevron to prevent a confrontation, which is often done to Zionists!)
With Ceasefire Like This ... The 28th Kassam was fired into Israel from Gaza last Tuesday since the "virtual ceasefire" that began on June 19. The truce has been violated nearly 50 times by Gaza terrorists who also have fired mortar shells and have shot at IDF soldiers patrolling the Gaza separation barrier. Hamas is still holding kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, who was abducted in June, 2007.
A Japanese View of the Palestinians
by Yashiko Sagamori
If you are so sure that 'Palestine’ is the country, which goes back through most of recorded history, I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about that country of Palestine:
When was it founded and by whom?
What were its borders?
What was its capital?
What were its major cities?
What constituted the basis of its economy?
What was its form of government?
Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?
What was the language of the country of Palestine?
What was the name of its currency?
And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur? You are lamenting the 'low sinking' of a 'once proud' nation. Please tell me, when exactly was that 'nation' proud and what was it so proud of?
And here is the least sarcastic question of all: If the people you mistakenly call 'Palestinians' are anything but generic Arabs collected from all over -- or thrown out of -- the Arab (Muslim) world, if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, why did they never try to become independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day War? I hope you avoid the temptation to trace the modern day 'Palestinians' to the Biblical Philistines: substituting etymology for history won't work here.
The truth should be obvious to everyone who wants to know it. Arab countries have never abandoned the dream of destroying Israel; they still cherish it today. Having time and again failed to achieve their evil goal with military means, they decided to fight Israel by proxy. For that purpose, they created a terrorist organization, cynically called it 'the Palestinian people'……In fact, there is only one way to achieve peace in the Middle East. Arab countries must acknowledge and accept their defeat in their war against Israel and, as the losing side should, pay Israel reparations for the more than 50 years of devastation they have inflicted on it. The most appropriate form of such reparations would be the removal of their terrorist organization (population) from the land of Israel and accepting Israel's ancient sovereignty over Gaza, Judea, Samaria…
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
One of the first men I met was a Negro I shall never forget—whose name was Hub Evans. One of the men in the store brought him around to me. “Hub,” he said, “tell Mr. Armstrong how many children you have.”
“Thutty-six, suh,” replied old Hub, promptly and proudly—”hope t’ make it foty ‘fo Ah die!”
I was not merely amused—but intensely interested. “Tell me, Hub,” I responded, “how many wives have you had?”
“Only three, suh!” Hub was a proud man.
Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong, Vol. 1
A Must Read, If You Share His Premises,
By Robert Locke
The fanatically negative reviews of other reviewers should clue the potential purchaser in on one thing only: this is a religious book, and as such, is contrary to some people's deeply-held beliefs. David Ben-Ariel is a Christian Zionist, something which upsets some people (read "Moslems") no end. But if you are a Christian seeking the connections between your own religion and Zionism, or a Jew, seeking to understand why some Christians are such staunch supporters of your cousins in the Middle East, this book is one of the best explanations out there. Ben-Ariel is not shy about taking the Bible, and what it implies about contemporary political events, seriously. If you are not a religious believer, you will find his connections between Bible verses and contemporary political events simply irrelevant, but that's up to you.
By Norman Tebbit
The UK must get out or get stuck in the muck of Babylon. Those nations who cherish sovereignty should exit now from the entangling alliances of the "European" Union, a Jesuit ruse for Germany's Fourth Reich.
We can expect the powers that be to accelerate efforts to forge a United States of Europe to rival and replace the United States of America, smelling blood, due to the globalist bankster scheme to further defraud and deflate weary Americans and the obvious bankrupt spiritual state of its people that foreigner and fraud Obama represents.
Those who continue to sit on the fence risk rupture, and with a deflated and vulnerable America and imminent Iranian nuclear provocation, the heat will be on for the EU to eliminate excess baggage, to trim to a core group of ten nations, that can move at lightning speed.
Posted by David Ben-Ariel on October 28, 2008 1:38 PM
This Philadelphia Trumpet article puts things in perspective:
Does Britain Know What It's In For?
Once considered the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe has been in the throes of an economic meltdown ever since the country embarked on a chaotic land reform program that has decimated commercial agriculture.
White-Israelite managed Rhodesia was the breadbasket of Africa, but now under atrocious Black misrule, with their racist attacks against White Israelite farmers who worked the land and blessed everybody (why does the media fail to focus on this racial issue?), Zimbabwe is in ruins.
Sold-out South Africa is quickly reverting to its primitive state (due to lack of White Israelite leadership), ANC changes for the worse, and stupid Americans prepare to elect another Black Marxist to office, ignorant and indifferent to the real world and history lessons, having been Obamatized, falling under delusions of Obama's grandeur, easy prey to PC propaganda as White Rhodesians and White South Africans proved to be and now suffer horribly for it.
Warning For America From South Africa
It's A Sin To Vote For Obama!
South Africa's Lame-Duck President
David Ben-Ariel posted on 2008-10-28 10:39:49 ET Reply Trace
Monday, October 27, 2008
What can we say. It was horrible. To get a phone call at 2:00 in the morning, Sunday morning, and to be told: "Quickly come to Kiryat Arba, hundreds of troops are destroying the Federman and Tor homes", to drive to Kiryat Arba bypassing the IDF roadblock at the Gush Etzion intersection and then stand helpless on the hill, together with tens of other Jews, looking how huge tractors destroy those two beautiful homes, more beautiful than Swiss Chalets.
That same Shabbat morning the Israeli government allowed the entrance to Hebron of 550 armed PLO terrorist troops disguised as so-called policemen and on that same day, late at night, that same corrupt criminal Olmert government gives the order to hundreds of IDF troops, police, etc., to crush and destroy the houses of two Jewish families.
Below please find David Wilder's account of what happened.
Thank G-d, on that same day, the Kiryat Arba residents, with the local council, organized themselves and already in the afternoon started to rebuild the place.
For a detailed account and to see pictures of the destruction and reconstruction click on the Arutz 7 article: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/128085
There are two issues here:
1) On the level of the national struggle for the land of Israel it is clear that this destruction is part of the plan to destroy other outposts as a first step to the destruction of the entire settlement enterprise, G-d forbid, in order to create a terrorist Arab State in Judea and Samaria. The reaction of the national camp to this destruction must be a fierce reaction to show the world that there is a price to uprooting Jews. The days of Gush Katif are over. This reaction does not have to come right away but one thing is for sure- the most important reaction on the national level is to rebuild the place in defiance to the governments orders and this rebuilding is thank G-d taking place.
2) Secondly, there is the tragedy of two families who have simply lost all their belongings.
Tommorrow, TUESDAY, October 28th at 4:00pm, the Efrat and Gush Etzion action Committees together with Women in Green will drive down to Kiryat Arba with a convoy of humanitarian help to both families who have lost all their belongings.
Only when you see it with your own eyes can you grasp the cruelty of what has happened here.
The Federman family has, bli ayin hara, nine children from age one year old to 17 years old. The Tor family have four small children, bli ayin hara. Except for the clothes they were wearing when expelled, all their belongings have been destroyed. They don't have a house and they don't have underwear, socks, shoes, cutlery, beds, sheets, closets, fridge, table, chairs and anything else we all have to live.
We are working today at trying to put together the basic needs like clothing, furniture, dry food, dry stuff like shampoo, deodorants, laundry detergent, etc.
The easiest way to help is to donate money and the Federmans and Tors will be able to buy with it what they really need.
Please contact us if you can help and or if you plan on joining tomorrow the convoy to help our brothers in Kiryat Arba.
With Love of Israel,
Ruth Matar- Nadia Matar- Anita Finkelstein
Women in Green
An Appetite to Destroy
October 26, 2008
The Jewish Community of Hebron
P.O. Box 105,
Kiryat Arba 90100 Israel
Tel: 972-2-9965333; Fax: 972-2-9965304
Last night at just after one o'clock my cell phone rang. When the phone rings at 1:00 in the morning, at least in my house, something is wrong. Orit Struck was on the other end, apologizing for waking me up and then informing me that hundreds, if not more, troops - police, soldiers, the riot squad, etc. - were on their way to the Federman farm, located just off the road between Kiryat Arba proper and the Givat Harsina (Ramat Mamre) neighborhood, just about five minutes outside of Hebron. Their goal: to destroy the farm.
The homes on the Federman property have been there for over ten years. Noam and Elisheva have lived there for the past two years. Every once in a while the war drums start sounding, with rumors of an impending expulsion from the land, which the government says is "illegally settled." Most times, it's just noise. That night it looked like the real thing.
I was out of the house within about ten minutes. But when I arrived at Ma'arat HaMachpela, on the only road to Kiryat Arba, I found it blocked by border police and metal gates in the middle of the street. They motioned to me that the road was closed and that I should leave. I pulled out my press card, which in Israel is the closest thing to a magic wand, and presented it to the officer in charge. He took it and made a call on his walkie-talkie. A minute later he came back and returned the card. And told me to leave."But I'm a journalist," I claimed.
He looked at me, said "I know, but you can't go," and walked away.
I requested numerous times, as did others, a warrant declaring the area to be a "closed military zone." Sometimes they responded, "There's a warrant, it will eventually get here," and other times, "There is no warrant." Others were told, "There's a military operation going on you have to stay here for your own good, so you won't be in danger." Some were told, "There's an armed terrorist in the Kasbah - we have soldiers looking for him. It's dangerous for you to be here. Go home!"
The truth was that all roads leading to the Federman farm had been sealed off. The troops didn't want the enemy to have any reserves assisting them.
At about 1:30 the two homes on the Federman farm were forcibly invaded. Sinai Tur and his wife Rivka were told that they had seven minutes to get out. The Federman family didn't have such luxury. The troops broke the home's windows and climbed in through them. They quickly made their way to the children's bedrooms where they shook awake the kids, dragged them from their beds, beating some of them, and forcefully expelling them from their home, still in pajamas. Some of the kids went via the door; others via the window. Noam was immediately arrested, being suspected of planning to "blow the forces up with gas balloons." His daughter Isca, 16 1/2 years old, was also arrested for some unknown reason.
Once everyone was out, the bulldozer started plowing down the houses and other structures on the property. It didn't take too much time, as the families were not allowed to remove any of their belongings. Down came the houses, on top of everything that was inside. By 3:30 or so, it was over.
The families were left homeless and property-less. As Elisheva Federman put it: "They wouldn't let me take my children's books or belongings or mementos. Eighteen years of marriage, nine children - everything we had - gone."
For no apparent reason, except pure hate. Hate for Jews living in Judea and Samaria; hate for Jews living in the Hebron-Kiryat Arba region; and an extra special hate for Noam and Elisheva Federman, who epitomize love for Eretz Yisrael.
The Israeli government, in particular Defense Minister Ehud Barak (who is searching for political brownie points to assist him in the upcoming election) and Generals Gaddi Shamni and Noam Tibon (who is an expert in destroying houses; he commanded the forces that destroyed the home of Livnat Uzeri, whose husband Nati had been, only months earlier, killed by terrorists in their home), is intent on making life as difficult as possible for Jews in Judea and Samaria, and in the Hebron region in particular.
Late this afternoon, a large group of people began work to rebuild the Federman farm. A short time ago an appropriate response was issued by the ruling junta: a warrant was received informing that at ten o'clock tonight the entire area would be declared a "closed military zone," that cement blocks would be placed there surrounding the property, and security forces would remain there to ensure that the area remained sterile (i.e., Judenrein).
Earlier today journalists interviewing me did not seem so interested in the destruction of the property or the expulsion of the families. Rather, they seemed intent on asking/attacking me as a result of remarks made by people at the site of the devastation. Those comments ostensibly called for the death of IDF soldiers, and the "wiping out of their names," and that they should all "be like Gilad Shalit."
There is a saying in Hebrew that a person should not be held responsible for his words when his loved ones are still lying dead in front of him. That is how I relate to the above-quoted remarks. The expulsion from Gush Katif and northern Samaria are all still much too fresh and the fate of those expelled still hurting much too much. It is no secret that this administration has plans to implement further expulsions, be they in the Hebron area, or Binyamin and the Shomron. There is a feeling in the air; a sensation reminiscent of the Rabin-Peres days following signing of the cursed Oslo Accords, when "settlers" were unofficially declared "enemies of the state" and were so appropriately treated.
The IDF and other security forces are an integral element necessary for Israel's survival. But they cannot and must not be taken advantage of to batter the very people they are supposed to protect and defend. I don't believe that anyone has any plans to begin a civil war, but the comments, as extreme as they are, seem to represent the growing frustration level amongst many Israelis. I see them, not as an active threat, rather as the mercury on a thermometer climbing higher and higher, much too fast.
Perhaps those making decisions in the current government should realize that what they refuse to do to Arab terrorists and their families they are all too willing to do to their own Jewish citizens, who have not murdered anyone. And, it seems, with an appetite. An appetite to destroy.
Photos of the destruction www.hebron.org.il/hebrew/gallery.php?id=319&thumbs=1
Video of the destruction www.hebron.com/english/show.php?id=105
See an interview with 12 year old Oved Federman (in Hebrew) www.hebron.org.il/hebrew/show.php?id=171
Hear Elisheva Federman (in Hebrew) www.hebron.org.il/
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Is America really going to do this, allow itself to be brainwashed by its enemies? Journalist Melanie Phillips says it all about the shocking, Orwellian spectacle of this disaster in the making. "It is that media class which, in refusing to tell the public what it needs to know about BarackObama, may now finally install in the White House the man who personifies the repudiation of the American power and western values that the media and left-wing intelligentsia (of which the media is the mouthpiece) have themselves spared no effort to destroy these past seven years."Absolutely true.
The sacrifice of truth to power
SUNDAY, 26TH OCTOBER 2008
What's happening in this terrifying, Orwellian US presidential race is the flip side of the madness that's been on display since 9/11 itself, when swathes of the UK population decided that 'America had it coming to it' because it supported Israel, and that George W Bush was the most dangerousman on the planet. After the Iraq war started this irrationality swelled into pathological proportions on both sides of the Atlantic, when the 'Bush lied, people died' narrative fuelled a hatred of Bush and 'the neocons' exceeded in its hallucinatory and murderous venom only by the truly deranged way in which the media and intelligentsia systematically either ignored evidence that did not fit this narrative or, even more astoundingly, reported it in such a way that it delivered the opposite of what was actually happening or being said.
In this way not only has history been rewritten, not only have Britain and America been to a greater or lesser extent turned against themselves and demoralised by the propaganda of their mortal enemies recycled as truth by our fifth-column Big Media, but they have been incited to an ugly and dangerous level of irrationality, hatred and hysteria which history tells us presages the twilight of freedom. It is that media class which, in refusing to tell the public what it needs to know about Barack Obama, may now finally install in the White House the man who personifies the repudiation of the American power and western values that the media and left-wing intelligentsia (of which the media is the mouthpiece) have themselves spared no effort to destroy these past seven years.
As ABC columnist Michael Malone protests:
What I object to (and I think most other Americans do as well) is the lack of equivalent hardball coverage of the other side -- or worse, actively serving as attack dogs for the presidential ticket of Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Joe Biden, D-Del. If the current polls are correct, we are about to elect as president of the United States a man who is essentially a cipher, who has left almost no paper trail, seems to have few friends (that at least will talk) and has entire years missing out of his biography....Why, for example to quote the lawyer for Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., haven't we seen an interview with Sen. Obama's grad school drug dealer -- when we know all about Mrs. McCain's addiction?Are Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko that hard to interview? All those phony voter registrations that hard to scrutinize? And why are Sen. Biden's endless gaffes almost always covered up, or rationalized, by the traditional media?The absolute nadir (though I hate to commit to that, as we still have two weeks before the election) came with Joe the Plumber. Middle America, even when they didn't agree with Joe, looked on in horror as the press took apart the private life of an average person who had the temerity to ask a tough question of a presidential candidate. So much for the standing up for the little man. So much for speaking truth to power. So much for comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable, and all of those other catch phrases we journalists used to believe we lived by.
So much indeed. That's why, as Mark Steyn observes, the media has had a feeding frenzy over Sarah Palin's clothes allowance while all but ignoring the evidence of criminal fundraising for the Obama campaign being facilitated by the Obama campaign:
The gentleman who started the ball rolling made four donations under the names 'John Galt', 'Saddam Hussein', 'Osama bin Laden', and 'William Ayers', all using the same credit card number. He wrote this morning to say that all four donations have been charged to his card and the money has now left his account. Again, it's worth pointing out: in order to enable the most basic card fraud of all - multiple names using a single credit card number - the Obama campaign had to manually disable all the default security checks provided by their merchant processor. Now look at this. Back in April, the LA Times ran this story reporting on the going-away party for Rashid Khalidi, Obama's close friend, who justifiesPalestinian violence against Israel and who was leaving for a job in NewYork. Khalidi is a deeply troubling individual, a former PLO operative and close friend of unrepentant former Weatherman terrorist William Ayers. As I have reported before, in 2000 Khalidi and his wife Mona held a fundraiser for Obama's unsuccessful congressional bid. The next year, an Arab group whose board was headed by Mona Khalidi received a $40,000 grant from theWoods Fund of Chicago when Obama was on the fund's board of directors. Obama has said that his many talks with the Khalidis "had been consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases... It's for that reason that I'm hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation -- a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid's dinner table, but around this entire world."
The LA Times reported:
During the dinner a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, 'then you will never see a day of peace.' One speaker likened 'Zionist settlers on the West Bank' to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been 'blinded by ideology.'
The paper reported that not only had Obama been present at the party but had praised Khalidi - and it actually had obtained a videotape of the whole event. Yet it has refused to make this video public - even though it would be of great interest, to put it mildly, to see who else was there. Indeed, as the now defunct New York Sun reported:
In Chicago, the Khalidis founded the Arab American Action Network, and Mona Khalidi served as its president. A big farewell dinner was held in their honor by AAAN with a commemorative book filled with testimonials from their friends and political allies. These included the left wing anti-war group Not In My Name, the Electronic Intifada, and the ex-Weatherman domestic terrorists Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers (my emphasis). As Gateway Pundit comments:
It's hard to imagine that the LA Times would hold onto a video of SarahPalin praising an antisemitic radical and former PLO operative...But, that is today's mainstream media. But now look at what happens when the media does begin to do its job properly. As the Orlando Sentinel reported:
WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. West wondered about Sen. Barack Obama's comment, to Joe the Plumber, about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked howObama isn't being a Marxist with the 'spreading the wealth' comment. 'Are you joking?' said Biden, who is Obama's running mate. 'No,' West said. West later asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America's days as the world's leading power were over. 'I don't know who's writing your questions,' Biden shot back. Biden so disliked West's line of questioning that the Obama campaign cancelled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife. In that interview, Biden also flatly denied that the Obama campaign was funding corrupt Acorn to deliver voter registration. But as the Investor'sBusiness Daily has reported, it did - and then tried to hide it:
Obama paid ACORN, which has endorsed him for president, $800,000 to register new voters, payments his campaign failed to accurately report. (They were disguised in his FEC disclosure as payments to a front group called CitizenServices Inc. for 'advance work.') At NRO Mark Levin identifies a terrifying historical echo when he shudders that, such is the tide of irrationality running in this campaign, the American public appears to be falling under the cult-like spell of an authoritarian demagogue. He is surely correct. For all Obama's laid-back, attractive appearance this election is being fought in an atmosphere of menace. Menace in the way ACORN is intimidating voters into multiple registrations. Menace in the way criminal donations to the Obama campaignhave been institutionalised. Menace in the serial lies being told by Obama, Biden and the campaign rebuttal team. Menace in the way the few remaining proper journalists such as Stanley Kurtz are finding sources of information shut down and themselves shut out when they attempt to probe Obama's deeply dubious associations. Menace in the smears and hysterical abuse directed atanyone who questions The One. Menace in the threat of violence if Obama doesn't win. Menace in the pre-emptive smear that the only thing that could bring about an Obama defeat is the inherent racism of the American voters -a smear that potentially identifies all those who vote against him as public enemies.
Over the past seven years, the media has created the Big Lie that America is the biggest rogue state in the world, with Israel its proxy. Now it is ensuring that a man who will act on that very premise to crush America and destroy Israel will be placed in the White House to do so. It is not just that the west's Big Media can no longer be trusted. It has become the most important weapon in the arsenal of the enemies of the free world.
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