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October 18, 2018

When Will a New Israeli Leadership Arise?

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Yesterday, a rocket fired out of Gaza was missed being intercepted by the vaunted Iron Dome. Yes, it does miss every once in a while, which is why its efficiency is approximately ninety-percent, which means it misses one out of every ten. Of course, this will be investigated and will eventually lead to additional lines of code or changes in lines of code so they will be adjusted in order to increase that efficiency. That particular missed rocket landed within a major city, the city of Be’er Sheva, making this event more important and requiring an entire article leading to the general question of the title. This rocket had measurably more explosive in its warhead than previous rockets of the same variety. Making matters even worse, the rocket struck a residential area damaging homes and causing light injuries and numerous people suffering from shock, all of whom were treated at the area and then transferred to Soroka Hospital for further care. Below are a number of pictures of the damage taken from this article from Arutz Sheva where there are additional pictures and a video of the aftermath. This could have been a far more tragic attack launched from Hamas ruled Gaza. For the harrowing account of mother and her three young boys please read this article and send the family prayers and help if you are able. Gaza may as well be a terror country where the people are held hostage to their own hatreds which are capitalized upon by their leaders who tuck away hundreds of millions to billions of dollars while the majority of the people suffer. This vicious attack could have easily murdered a dozen people or more if Israel did not have an early warning system. The sirens are sounded within seconds of the detection of a launch and they are activated in the region where it is tracked to strike and to which Israelis are trained to immediately head for the closest shelter. For those Israelis in an unfamiliar area, we are trained to simply follow the largest group as they probably know where the shelter is located. Israel invests in warning systems and the Iron Dome interceptor system as to us every life is precious. In Gaza where Hamas runs the show, they spend their investments in tunnels through which to attack and kidnap Israeli citizens and rockets with which to terrorize Israelis and disturbing many nights sleep for countless people. But we have talked about these terror marketers too often and, to be honest, are as tired as writing about it as the world is in hearing about these terror rockets et. al.

 

House Struck by Hamas Rocket First Picture

House Struck by Hamas Rocket First Picture

 

House Struck by Hamas Rocket Second Picture

House Struck by Hamas Rocket Second Picture

 

The Mayor of Be’er Sheva was quite upset and likely, this may have led to speak a truth which honestly required saying well before now. Speaking in an interview with Reshet Bet, Danilovich said, “This reality is untenable. What’s been happening in the Jewish towns around Gaza for many months already is an impossible reality. A sovereign country cannot allow this to be its routine. This is a routine that we are not willing to live with, and the State of Israel must provide solutions.”

 

There were official responses from the higher level of government from Jerusalem. Let us start with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who was quoted speaking following a security assessment of recent rocket attacks, said that Israel is “not prepared to accept the level of violence that we see week after week…We have exhausted all the options, all the possibilities, and now the time has come to make decisions. We must strike Hamas hard, and this is the only way to bring the situation back to normal and lower the violence…” Yada, yada, yada, we have all heard these boilerplate comments after every attack. The only difference is if they claim the rockets did not rise to a level serious enough… or if the terror comes from Mahmoud Abbas’s goons it goes, this was a lone wolf who we will track down, or , we have the terrorist in custody and there will be consequences and we may raze the family’s house. These responses need to be rejected by the Israeli people and a demand needs to be raised throughout the country for the government to take these attacks as seriously as do those injured, traumatized or who, when it becomes tragic as many attacks recently have caused, families having to bury the victims of these terror attacks. Elections will be upon Israel within the next year and perhaps we should demand during questioning at every event for the candidate standing before us to explain what they will do about terrorism, why they will do this about terrorism, how they will do what they propose about terrorism and finally, how and why should we be patient while they actually continue to blow smoke at us and continue collecting their fat salaries while not honestly protecting Israel and her precious people?

 

The time is the immediate future that Israel has the backing from the world, or at least sufficient cover from some directions which may or may not ever return to such favorability in the remainder of time, and can actually finally end the threats once and for all and completely declaring the State of Israel with the boundaries promised after World War I. It is time for Israel to take the entirety of our land and return those who are our enemies to somewhere beyond our borders permanently. The time is now to act and not to wait for our enemies to get tired of the response of bombing unmanned guard posts, empty training fields at 3:00AM or striking places with an aim of doing minimal damage with no casualties if possible and still having something which can be made to sound impressive if stated with the right descriptors. According to Channel 10 news, “No Gazans were killed in the IDF’s retaliatory bombing, since the IDF’s jets only attacked empty guard posts and fields.” Really, that is a retaliation? Who exactly was this aimed to intimidate and exactly how would that intimidation be executed exactly?

 

There was another person quoted who after the Be’er Sheva attack was Former Knesset Member Dr. Michael Ben-Ari called on IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and the cabinet ministers to resign stating, “You’d be surprised. It seems that restraint and acceptance in the face of terror are increasing desire for more. The IDF is attacking empty bases, and the results will be very bitter. Eizenkot and the security cabinet should hand in the keys.” He was referring to Hamas, but his comment could come after any of the numerous recent and heartbreaking attacks. This is ridiculous permitting our enemies to simply take potshots at our people and our just hoping for the best. This muted and hypocritical attitude of demanding that the IDF choose targets which will cause the least numbers of casualties on our enemies. Their attacks are targeted to cause the maximum murders, not just casualties, but dead Israelis. The terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld was shot by Ari Fuld who chased the terrorist, despite suffering a fatal knife wound in his back slicing through vital organs, as did possibly two other security personnel preventing him from also murdering a second Israeli, a woman who was fleeing for her life. On the border of Gaza, every day is riot day and see how much of the Israeli fields and homes one can launch kites and balloons in order to burn to the ground Israeli fields and homes and even, if the rioter hits the Hamas jackpot, maybe injure or murder an Israeli. They also throw grenades at the IDF troops and positions and some even fire bullets at the IDF positions. These are the riots with murderous intents that the Europeans and leftists the world over claim are peaceful protests against Israeli occupation. There are no Israelis in Gaza and no IDF in Gaza and have not been since August of 2005. The blockade of the terror enclave was not initiated until 2007, when Hamas took control of Gaza in a violent coup. But why let reality get in the way of condemning Israel.

 

That condemning of Israel is another reason for Israeli leadership to finally end the charade of responding to terrorism claiming that the attacks are taking their toll when the reality is they simply make the leadership laugh and entice them to continue to take every opportunity to attack and maybe murder Israelis. This deadly dance has been going on with the Arabs, as some Arabs who are Israelis have joined in attempting to murder other Israelis as well as those under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas working for the same end, has been going on ever since Prime Minister Rabin along with Simon Peres, Yossi Beilin, Yair Hirschfeld, Ron Pundak, Uri Savir representing Israel were conned by Norwegian officials Jan Egeland, the Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister who provided political cover, facilities and finances for the negotiations, Johan Jørgen Holst as the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Terje Rød-Larsen as a Norwegian facilitator during the negotiations and Mona Juul as another Norwegian facilitator with aid and assistance from the United States Department of State initiated and involved Israel in the worst deal of Israeli history since splitting into two nations around 900 BCE, called the Oslo Accords. The Oslo Accords were initially to be a five year attempt at peace and then extended and eventually altered into the Roadmap and then the pressure under President Obama for Israel to surrender to the Palestinian Arabs and despite Israel actually attempting to almost completely surrender but fortunately the Arabs refused any solution because they desire only one solution, the complete and total destruction of Israel and the subjugation and then elimination of every Jew. This demand which they never actually stated in English while stating exactly that demand repeatedly in Arabic, knowing the United States Department of State, the European Union, the United Nations, and most of the world’s politicians and their advisors are all incapable of translating Arabic spoken by any Palestinian Arab into another language with which they are familiar. We know that is difficult to believe, but what other explanation could there be as it is either they had no clue how to find out what the Palestinian Arabs were saying in Arabic or a bias against Israel hoping to keep the façade going until the Arabs would have finally destroyed Israel.

 

The time for playing games with the lives of the Israeli people must end permanently and immediately. The leadership must take whatever steps are required to end as rapidly as the IDF can press these terrorists and the societies which support them past the borders of Israel. No longer is it acceptable to read neighbor’s reporting on the insanity of having the house next door struck by a rocket and having to thank Hashem and the early warning sirens for their and their friends’, neighbors’ and others’ lives. Please read the account of this where part of the explicit and traumatizing story read, “A rocket just hit my neighbor’s house. Went right into it and smashed through one of the boy’s 2nd floor bedrooms and their whole 1st floor…except for their safe room…” Where we live, the safe room is close but likely may not be close enough if the initial launch from the closest area would arrive before we could make it to safety. Given thirty or so seconds to catch the cat and herd the dog into the safe room may or may not be fast enough, but we live with the faith that Hashem will provide cover for that short amount of time. This town was mostly abandoned during the Second Lebanon War, which is what we were told by some who lived through the horror and rode it out in place in a safe room for the entire length of the conflict. Israelis would live in their safe rooms without complaint if the government were promising and actually going to deliver on removing all of these threats once and for all. This would mean pressing the Palestinian Arabs across the Jordan River or Golan Heights, pushing Hamas and Islamic Jihad into the Sinai and clearing Hezballah completely from the Baka Valley and the regions south of the Litani River thus ending the threat by Hezballah and then ensuring by whatever means are required that we never face such threats again and absolutely refusing to permit any of these threats back within or on our borders. Lastly, the Israeli leadership must inform Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and finally Iran that no such threat will be tolerated ever again and whomever attempts to place such a threat on the borders of Israel or claim they have a desire to erase Israel will be taken seriously as not just a threat but as an act of war and responded to accordingly. When the United Nations and European Union demand that Israel return to the previous situation, they are to be ignored and if they persist, then further steps need be taken. For the United Nations, simply resign from that body and as for Europe, ask them to choose a side and to choose very carefully as much could depend on their next words. Then, once the threats have been removed, Israel must simply declare her rightful borders as per the map below.

 

Map of Israel, Should Any of the Nations of the World Actually be Honest and Truly be Seeking Peace, which Can Only Be Attained Should Israel Have the Most Defensive Borders Imaginable

Map of Israel,
Should Any of the Nations of the World Actually be Honest and Truly be Seeking Peace,
which Can Only Be Attained Should Israel Have the Most Defensive Borders Imaginable

 

No longer must the leadership of Israel be more concerned with the lives of those from the regions of terror than they do their own population. Anyone in the government which is unable to take the necessary and required steps to assure the safety of Israelis into the future in perpetuity should be replaced by any party desiring in ruling our nation. The future of the people of Israel must be the first and foremost challenge for any Israeli government. When a government fails in this task, it needs to fall and allow the people of Israel to choose a government which will take that responsibility seriously. That is and should always be the first and foremost responsibility of any government, not just the Israeli government, and like any other nation, Israel has the right to take the steps necessary for the safely of her people. If none of the existing parties within the Israeli fractured and confusing compilation of parties is willing or able to make Israel safe from these threats, then maybe there need be a new party which is capable of providing the protection and safety for which governments are supposed to be assembled and elected to perform. This result is one that the people of Israel need demand of their political class otherwise the people need to take the reins of power with their own new and determined party.

 

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November 13, 2014

My Sympathies and Concerns for My Tel Aviv Brethren

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Like all Israelis and Jews worldwide, my sympathies go out to family, friends and those who knew the young soldier mercilessly murdered at a Tel Aviv train station just as they go out to the family, friends and those who know the innocent young lady mercilessly slaughtered at a ride-stop located in Gush Etzion, which is within Samaria. Both of these young Israelis who represented the epitome and strength of the hopes of a nation and their people will be avenged and their lives celebrated by the continued persistence and eventual vindication and liberation of all of our sacred homelands. There was one disturbing item about the reactions of some to these two related and identical threats to the Israeli people and nation. That was the appearance of initiations that these two deaths were somehow different and that the soldier being murdered in Tel Aviv was somehow a greater threat to Israel than the other which occurred beyond the 1949 Armistice Line and thus was just one of those events which we must suffer because of the ‘occupation’. Truth be told, the Palestinians are no different than the Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian or Iraqi peoples as they are all Arabs with the same culture, language, religions, lineage and histories and the idea of a separate peoples known as the Palestinians did not come into existence until 1964 when they were manufactured out of whole cloth. One does not have to believe me as the following quotes will show.

 

First Quote) In a March 1977 interview in the Dutch newspaper Trouw, Zahir Muhsein, a member of the PLO executive committee, admitted, “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism.
For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

Second Quote) Auni BeyAbdul-Hadi told the Peel Commission in 1937. “There is no such country as ‘Palestine’; ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented!”

 

That put aside, there is no reason for any Israeli, or any Jew for that matter, to place any iota of a difference between Israelis within or outside the 1949 Armistice Line as it is only the demand that any future Palestinian state the Arabs manage to wrest from the body of Israel be free from any Jewish presence that makes the existence of Jews beyond that line of any importance. Further, if one takes the Palestinian stated intentions at the continuously expressed word then Tel Aviv is just as much a part of ‘occupied Palestine’ as is all the lands of Judea and Samaria. It is their definition of all the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea as being all of ‘occupied Palestine’ that makes everything within that definition, and not just Judea and Samaria, part of their reason for violence and terror war against Israel and why Mahmoud Abbas and every other Palestinian leader refuse to agree that any peace accord made with Israel, despite it granting them lands for their presumed purpose of self-determination and independence, will signify an end to their violence and acts of terror in making war on Israel until the entirety of their lands are liberated. It also does not matter to them that the only truly occupied lands do consist of Judea and Samaria and are occupied by them just as it was occupied previously by Jordan and not only do the Palestinian leadership understand that truth, as do the rest of the Arab leadership, the rest of the Muslim leadership, the whole of the European leadership, the whole of the United States leadership, the whole of the Canadian leadership (and at least their government acts on that knowledge and for which I would like to thank them as they deserve the thanks from every Israeli, Jew and lover of Israel), the whole of the United Nations (including all of its various tentacle agencies, courts, conferences, rapporteurs, committees, and other entities) and the majority of educated people worldwide. The sole reason that this exceedingly established set of facts does not quiet the arguments for the liberation of the ‘Palestinian homelands’ is due to the overriding desire to undo what so many, especially the European powers who attended and ratified the San Remo Conference findings and conclusions, across the globe believe to be the greatest error in judgment ever committed by seemingly intelligent people when they made the promise in treaty and obligation to return the ancient lands of the Jewish People to its rightful owners with particular attention to the established fact that between the time of the Roman dispersal of the leaders and armed Hebrews to the ends of their empire to the present time no nation had ever claimed these particular lands to be their sovereign lands nor had any nation or interest named Jerusalem to be their capital city. That is the ugly little and unspoken secret at the heart of the entire effort to make a ‘Palestinian state’ out of the body and ancient heartlands of the Jewish People. This also makes Tel Aviv just as much of ‘occupied Palestine’ as it does Hevron, Shechem (aka Nablus), Beit-El and all of the rest of the lands of Judea and Samaria (aka West Bank, the name given these lands by Jordan when annexing them to remove their traditional and Jewish related original and historic names) are despite the apparent desire by some in Tel Aviv to try and differentiate between those places outside the 1949 Armistice Lines (the Palestinian plans step one) and those lands within the 1949 Armistice Lines (the Palestinian step two) with nary a real difference should the Palestinians ever achieve their true goals.

 

Additionally, there is another truth which is often ignored between times when the northern border of Israel is seemingly relatively quiet with only the occasional disturbance such as exchanges of fire between the two sides, an explosive device being detonated in attempts to murder IDF or other passing Israeli vehicles or the probing infiltrations testing the IDF response times and severity. This truth is the claims by Hassan Nasrallah and other Hezballah spokespersons that the Galilee is an area which Hezballah is capable of taking with a minimum of effort and that the IDF is incapable of preventing as the Galilee is presumably part of Lebanon and also rightfully the southern lands of Syria of which Lebanon is only an autonomous part. This claim to the Galilee is identical to the claims to all of Israel by the Palestinians, completely false and attributable to titles granted the regions between Turkey and Egypt. These general names for this land mass include but are not limited to Syria, Greater Syria, Syrian Province, Judea, Israel, Samaria, Transjordan, Jordan, Palaestina (Roman name mistaken pronunciation of the Jews main historic enemies, the Philistines), Assyria, and Canaan as well as simply being a province within such empires as Babylon, Greek, Roman, Persian, Ottoman, Zengid, Hamdanid, Byzantine, British, French, Egypt, Hittite, Mongol and Caliphate. Despite all of these empires and names given this small area in the Middle East, only the Jews ever claimed Jerusalem as their capital city which was true even under the title of Judea. Despite the historic facts, the leader of Hezballah, Hassan Nasrallah, has made claims and restated his claim recently for the annexation of the Galilee by right of military conquest to the fertile valley of the Galilee once his forces have routed the Israelis. Needless to say, the real target of Nasrallah is not simply the Galilee but to all of Israel even to include the areas currently under semiautonomous control of the Palestinian Authority and probably Gaza from Hamas as well. Before anyone attempts to correct my mention of Gaza being under the rule of Hamas and claiming it is under the unity government of the Palestinians, we all know it is ruled by Hamas and that should Mahmoud Abbas or any other Palestinian Authority leader or member desire to leave the comfort of Ramallah and visit Gaza they would need to procure the permission from the previous Hamas leaders, particularly Ismail Haniyeh, or face a death sentence and summary execution without even the semblance of a trial. Should Nasrallah once again attack across the Israel-Lebanon border, his aims would not be solely to subsume the Galilee region but to also take Jerusalem, the Negev Desert and even Tel Aviv. No Arab or Muslim force which managed to gain the advantage and defeat the IDF would stop at the Tel Aviv city limits and say, oh, wait, this is Tel Aviv which is completely separate and different from the West Bank, Galilee, Negev and every other part of Israel, it is the one place in the whole universe which is recognized as belonging to the Jews and we have no prior or false claim to which we can point as to why it does not belong to Jews so we had better leave it alone. Believe it or not, Tel Aviv in not inviolable and distinct from the rest of the lands claimed not to belong to the Jews, it is just as much a target as the rest of Israel, even my little corner here on the coast of the Galilee. We should and must mourn and defend to the best of our abilities every Israeli, be they Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Baha’i, Buddhist or other religion or identifiable origin or, as Benjamin Franklin warned the Continental Congress at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, “We must hang together, gentlemen…else, we shall most assuredly hang separately.” It applies to all of us within Israel, we too must hang together or we will hang separately.

 

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