Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Time For Negotiations Has Passed

Abbas' double game: His Fatah tipped to endorse Itamar murders
Mahmoud Abbas wants to ride the Arab uprisings bandwagon. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas received a stern ticking-off when he called Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Saturday night to condemn the savage murder Friday night by Palestinian terrorists of the parents and three small children of an Israeli family while they slept at their home at Itamar on the West Bank.
The Prime Minister knew Abbas had quietly ordered heads of his Fatah organization to throw its support behind the atrocity – which was why Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was careful earlier to denounce "violence by any quarter" only in general terms.
In his address to the nation Saturday night, Netanyahu accused Palestinian leaders of hypocritically mouthing peace slogans abroad while promoting anti-Israel incitation and propaganda on a daily basis in Palestinian schools and mosques.
He warned that terrorists would not be allowed to determine the settlement map.
debkafile's sources report that the Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has been caught out playing a double game, which has yet to be fully clarified: Is he supporting an operation by the rival Islamist Hamas action so as to ride the Arab unrest galloping across the Middle East and boost his faltering prestige at home? Is he trying to stir up another Palestinian uprising (intifada)?
It would appear that Abu Mazen is opportunistically hoping to exploit the Palestinian street's sympathy for the Arab uprisings and divert its anger over the corruption deeply entrenched in his regime by letting Fatah terrorists off the leash for a fresh wave of attacks on Israel that could fit the slogan of the Third Palestinian Uprising. Hamas adherents might even rally behind his leadership.
Israeli security chiefs fear that even if Abbas does not mean to let the violence go to those lengths, Fatah activists may take his sympathy for the Itamar outrage as the green light for more attacks. In the last two weeks, Palestinian organizations and left-wing elements in Israel and aboard have been pushing for a Palestinian Day of Rage on Tuesday, March 15 and for two days on March 20-21 the following week, which coincide with the Jewish festival of Purim. Israel's army, intelligence and police have been placed on the highest level of preparedness for terrorist attacks, focusing on the West Bank, Jerusalem and mixed Jewish-Arab towns until after Purim. Security measures have also been clamped down on West Bank traffic in a major operation to net the killers. Itamar has been declared a closed military zone.
This report from Debka is on the button

"Palestinian Arab" Nationalism

This is what “Arab Palestinian Nationalism” is about:-
“Arab Palestinians” have named a town square in Ramallah after a female terrorist who killed 37 Israelis in 1978.
The official dedication of the Dalal Mughrabi square near Ramallah took place just two days after a Palestinian terrorist group claimed responsibility for the slaughter of five Israelis from the same family, three of whom were children including a 3 month old baby.
Mughrabi is celebrated by some Palestinians for her role in a bus hijacking on the road between Tel Aviv and Haifa. Thirteen children were among those killed in that attack.
Members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party were present at the ceremony.
Also this weekend a sports contest at a Fatah-run youth centre in the West Bank was named in honour of the first female Palestinian suicide bomber, Wafa Idris.
Idris murdered an 81-year-old man when she blew herself up outside a busy shoe shop in Jerusalem nine years ago. The attack also left 150 people injured.

"Peaceful" intent

News today from Israel about the "peaceful" intent of the "Palestinians".
A freighter carrying a significant amount of weaponry for use by terrorists in the Gaza Strip has been intercepted by the Israeli navy.
The Victoria, which set sail from Syria and went via Turkey, was bound for Egypt but intelligence suggested it was carrying weapons from Iran for Hamas to smuggle across the border.
The Navy stopped the ship, which was carrying a Liberian flag, 200 miles off the Mediterranean coast and redirected it towards Ashdod.
An initial search revealed the cargo included dozens of tons of weaponry, although the exact amount has not yet been announced.
According to the Navy the crew did not know what was contained in the cargo.
A spokesman for the IDF said: "Each weapon found on the ship will be one less weapon used against an Israeli home."
After a similar incident in November 2009, when the Navy seized the Francop cargo ship, it emerged that there was 500 tons of Iranian weaponry on board. The weapons, intended for use by Hizbollah in Lebanon, included Katyusha rockets

Thursday, 3 March 2011

J Street - the truth about this anti-Israel group

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/142587

A must watch video for all those who are under the misconception that J Street is pro-Israel, the truth is exposed here and shows J Street to be the exact opposite of what you might think.

In response to the Swiss-funded J Street conference being held this week in Washington, the Republican Jewish Coalition (a national grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans) has put out a video presenting the truth about the supposedly pro-Israel J Street organization.

The video is entitled ‘The Mystery of J Street’ and it deals with the question of how J Street can say that it is a pro-Israel group when it continuously comes out against Israel.
The proof of J Street being anti-Israel, says the video, is in the fact that the organization attacks Israel for defending itself against terrorists, that it backs candidates who do not support Israel, and that it lies about accepting donations from George Soros.

The video then presents the facts: J Street has endorsed and is actively raising money for the ‘Gaza 54’ (a group of Congress members who wrote a letter calling for Washington to pressure Israel to end the Gaza blockade, while Hamas terrorists were firing rockets from Gaza and hitting innocent Israeli civilians). It also notes that J Street was caught lying and that it has indeed received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Soros.

Another fact presented by the video is that J Street co-founder Daniel Levy has called Israel’s creation “an act that was wrong.”

All these facts mean that J Street is no friend of Israel and that it does not reflect Jewish values, concludes the video.

The conference, which is being held through Tuesday, is being attended by three Israeli members of Knesset, from Labor and Kadima. Other MK's refused the invitation. US Ambassador Daniel Oren refused a J Street invitation to a previous conference.

Journalist David Bedein, director of the Israel Resource News Agency and The Center for Near East Policy Research, told Arutz Sheva last week that he had asked the MKs who are planning to take part in the conference how their Zionist stance goes along with taking part in such a conference. He noted that MK Daniel Ben Simon (Labor) responded by denying that J Street is anti-Israel, while MKs Nachman Shai and Shlomo Mulla (Kadima) did not respond at all.

“When you see that during this conference there will be a broad discussion on the boycott of Israel, when you see participants who clearly and blatantly support the Arab right of return and have expressed their regret that the state of Israel exists, when you see that UN officials who have criticized the very existence of Israel have been invited, this is crossing a red line,” said Bedein.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Jordan Is Palestine


To His Majesty
The King of Jordan
King Abdullah the Second
&
The Government and Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Presented this Date, the 25th of May 2011
The 65th Independence Day of the Kingdom of Jordan


As the cries for democracy reach us from Tunis, Egypt, and all around the Arab world, we call upon the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to declare itself the democratic nation state of the Palestinian people.

80% of the population of Jordan are disenfranchised Palestinians. This declarative step would correct that injustice and provide the foundation for a just, comprehensive and lasting peace between the Jewish and Arab peoples.

The late Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin wrote: "A Palestinian State can be created only on the ruins of the State of Israel".

That needn’t be the case. That shouldn’t be the case.

Let Jordan be democratic and free, and let the Palestinian people accept upon themselves the full mantle and responsibility of democratic statehood in Jordan - without the destruction or diminishment of the state of Israel and without the physical transfer of any population, neither Jew nor Arab.

We the undersigned, citizens of the world, representatives of hundreds of thousands around the world, ask the Government of Jordan and King Abdullah the Second, to proclaim the Hashemite Kingdom the democratic nation state of the Palestinians, and with this symbolic and declarative step, make a decisive contribution to Middle East and world peace.

We remind you of the brave words of your father:
“I wish democracy and peace to be my legacy to my people and the shield of generations to come.” - King Hussein I of Jordan

Support the petition, go to:-
http://www.ipetition.com/str-asp-PetitionID_9-end-SignPetition.htm
 


Monday, 28 February 2011

(Hamas fires Grad rockets on Beer Sheva) in response, Israel Helps Gaza Export Cherry Tomatoes

Israel National News reports
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/news.aspx/142564
It’s business as usual for the Israeli government, and this includes the continued economic aid to the Gaza Strip.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza announced on Sunday that Israel will be expanding its agricultural assistance to farmers in the Strip by giving approval for an additional phase in an export project headed by the Dutch government.
A spokesperson for the unit reported that based on a decision by the Ministerial Committee on Security to expand economic activity in Gaza and to expand exports from the Gaza Strip, an export of cherry tomatoes will begin this week from the Gaza Strip. The tomatoes will be taken through the Kerem Shalom crossing to markets in Europe.
It was also reported that the beginning of the export of cherry tomatoes from the Strip was made possible after much work by the Coordinator of Government Activities, General Eitan Dangot, who worked with the director of security in the border crossings as well as representatives of the Dutch government and the Palestinian Authority.
The spokesman stressed that Israel attaches great importance to the international community's involvement in implementing policies towards the members of the civilian population in Gaza who are not involved terrorism against Israel, and noted that Israel will continue to implement economic projects in the Gaza Strip
The project known as the Dutch Government Project also includes exports of 367 tons of strawberries from the Gaza Strip, about 5.3 million carnations, and 6 tons of peppers.
The announcement on the expansion of exports from Gaza comes despite the recent escalation in rocket attacks by terrorists from the Strip. Just last Wednesday, Gaza terrorists fired two Grad rockets at Be'er Sheva. One rocket exploded in a building and caused heavy damage to the place. Six adults and four children were taken to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva after suffering from trauma following the explosion.
Meanwhile, kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit continues to be held captive and incommunicado by Hamas terrorists in Gaza. Just over a week ago, a protest was held in Jerusalem near the official residence of the Prime Minister marking 1,700 days since Shalit’s kidnapping. The demonstration was attended by Shalit's parents and other family members. People held homemade signs reading “Gilad is a son to all of us.” The Red Cross has never been allowed to visit him.
Last week, Information Minister Yuli Edelstein addressed, during an interview with Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew website, the Israeli government policy towards the Gaza Strip in the wake of the continued terror attacks from Gaza and Shalit’s continued captivity. He described the situation as ‘absurd’ and said that it is a result of the 2005 "Disengagement" from the Gaza Strip which left Israel, in the eyes of the world, still responsible for the Gaza Strip despite its total withdrawal from the area and the terrible personal price its Israeli residents paid for that expulsion

(Gaza increase rocket attacks on Israeli civilians) in response, Israel increases aid to Gaza

Israel national News reports
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/news.aspx/
Humanitarian aid deliveries to Gaza are continuing without a break, despite the stepped-up rocket attacks on southern Israeli communities emanating from the region.
On Wednesday a Kassam rocket badly damaged a factory in the Sdot Negev region. No one was physically injured in the attack.
That same day, 128 trucks filled with humanitarian aid supplies were sent through the crossings into Gaza, as they are every day except Friday and the Sabbath. The trucks carried various foodstuffs, diesel fuel for the Gaza electric power generator, cooking gas and 82 electric wheelchairs from the flotilla.
In addition to Wednesday's attack, Hamas terrorists in Gaza fired more than 10 other missiles and mortar shells at southern Israel over the past week, and several more the week before. No one was wounded.
More than 90 rockets and mortar shells have been fired at Israeli civilians from Gaza since January. Since the end of Operation Cast Lead, Israel's 2008-2009 winter war against Hamas, Gaza terrorists have fired more than 330 rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel.
Humanitarian Aid Flow is Stepped Up. Since Sunday, 541 trucks laden with food stuffs, fuel, gas and medical supplies have made their way through the Gaza crossings in order to deliver humanitarian aid to the region.
About 10 days ago, a government order led to a 30 percent increase in capacity at the crossings, resulting in a rise in the number of trucks that make the daily aid deliveries.
U.S. Middle East special envoy George Mitchell visited the Kerem Shalom Crossing on Wednesday to observe the transfer of goods with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (CoGAT), Major-General Eitan Dangot.
Sharply criticizing Hamas in a news conference held at the crossing, Mitchell called the terrorists' continued captivity of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit “unacceptable and inhumane.” He noted that the group continued to block the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from visiting the soldier, a violation of international law.
“We condemn the kidnapping, and the conditions under which the soldier is being held, without allowing the Red Cross to visit him. We call upon [Hamas] to immediately release Gilad Shalit,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell also praised the Israeli government for its increased capacity at the crossings, and its other measures designed to ease the situation for Palestinian Authority Arabs in Gaza.