Friday, September 24, 2010

Succah Celebrants Stoned and Attacked
Wednesday evening in the USA was the start of Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles. This holiday lasts for 9 days, ending with a special day of Shmini Atzeret. People are happy and on holiday. It's time to sit in the succah and entertain your friends. Women make all sorts of breads; banana, zucchini, etc to eat in there. I remember how awed I was to see all the succas in Safed, a three sided structure with rugs and blankets making the sides. It was colorful and peaceful from 1981-1985. Everyone made their own succah. This is what was made when Moses left Egypt and took 40 years to get to the Promised Land. We have this unique way of remembering our history. We make and live the story.

Just recently the U.S. administration publicly told Israel to halt constuction in Judea and Samaria AND parts of eastern Jerusalem, which is Israel's capital. The result of this airing was that Palestinians attacked an Israeli guard who was getting gas in Judea/Samaria with stones after cornering him. He in turn fearing for his life shot one of the attackers dead.

A few hours later the Palestinians rioted in eastern Jerusalem, targeting the Temple Mount area and Silwan.

A 35 year old Israeli man was actually stabbed by a rioter near Mt. Scopus and had to go to the hospital while three others were slightly wounded after their car had been overturned by the same rioters.

Israelis are always at the Western Wall praying and today they were hit with stones until the police came to the Temple Mount to stop the rioters.

The attacks were instigated by Fatah militants, the Palestinian party who live in Judea and Samaria, and they were no doubt instigated by their Hamas brothers in Gaza. They're trying to win Jerusalem.

Summing up, 10 Israelis were wounded near the Temple Mount. Peace talks are going on with each participant coming to the table with their needs. Israel wants to be recognized which will make this area peaceful and safe and the Palestinians don't want to do that though they are in the act of talking peace terms. They want all of Judea and Samaria with all Jews gone plus all of Eastern Jerusalem which they will claim to be their capital. Besides this they want all their relatives to be allowed to enter and live there which would overcome Israel. Then we have Hamas who absolutely refuses to be peaceful but wants to kill us all and take over Israel. I don't think this is a very peaceful Succot for Netanyahu.

Resource: Aaron Klein

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Eastern Jerusalem Erupts
Arabs in the Silwan neighborhood of the Eastern part of Jerusalem stoned a security guard while in his vehicle at 4:00am. They cornered him in an ambush, causing him to shoot one of them, a person who had been in uprisings before.
Most likely the cause of the uproar is the peace talks between Abbas and Netanyahu. There has been unrest ever since they started. Hamas still has influence over Fatah's members and may be instigating them.
These rioters should learn not to attack someone armed. They are playing with fire. This time one died. Being up at 4:00am makes me wonder that possibly they were just waiting for someone to come along to stone.
There was more violence at the funeral. People went wild. The Arabs set two cars and a police vehicle on fire. They damaged the windows in a bus. Ten Israelis were injured. Eight Arabs were arrested.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has suggested strongly that East Jerusalem be the capitol for Palestine. Hillary Clinton backs this idea strongly.
Making Peace? Fatah's Abbas Lacks Clout
The PLO, once ruled by Arafat, was a terrorist party called Fatah. It started in the early 60's and took over in 1968. Fatah means: conquest by mean of jihad. Jihad means: Islamic holy war.
Abbas took over as its leader when Arafat died. He lost the last election to Hamas in 2007 , an extreme terrorist organization who chased him to Judea and Samaria on the Eastern part of Israel.
The PLO Executive Committee is the governing body of this party. They are made up of 18 un-elected influential political men. They called a meeting to approve direct negotiations with Israel. Only nine members showed up. They needed twelve according to their constitution to approve of Abbas's participation.
The problem is that Abbas's term as President of the Palestinian Authority ended in January 2009. There have been no elections since Hamas won the 2007 election.
Abbas cannot negotiate for Hamas, who has sworn no recognition of Israel as its charter says they will drive Israel into the sea; meaning to destroy and end Israel. Fatah is now the main faction of the PLO. Therefore, Abbas has no control at all of the Gaza Strip. He has little control of Judea and Samaria shown by the attacks on Israelis recently who were driving there. Fatah has not recognized Israel. Israel cannot begin negotiations without this recognition.
Netanyahu is trying to make peace with a man who has no authority to make legitimate terms. How could he possibly have support from his own people? He can't even keep the Arabs in Judea and Samaria from attacking Israelis. He's done nothing about the text books the children use that show that all of Israel is Palestine or stop the instigative remarks found in these textbooks about hatred for Jews.
Here Israel is going through the motions of negotiating in good faith hoping to come to an agreement of peace. Netanyahu may be hoping that this will cause Abbas to actually win the support of the Arabs that he now lacks. Our hope is that the main body of Arabs in both sectors might enjoya peaceful condition.
I think they will also have to edit their charter. Many of the articles are simply about liberation and Jews.
Article (4) The Palestinian struggle is part and parcel of the world-wide struggle against Zionism, colonialism and international imperialism.
Article (5) Liberating Palestine is a national obligation which necessities the materialistic and human support of the Arab Nation.
Article (6) UN projects, accords and reso, or those of any individual cowhich undermine the Palestinian people's right in their homeland are illegal and rejected.
Article (7) The Zionist Movement is racial, colonial and aggressive in ideology, goals, organisation and method.
Article (8) The Israeli existence in Palestine is a Zionist invasion with a colonial expansive base, and it is a natural ally to colonialism and international imperialism.
Article (9) Liberating Palestine and protecting its holy places is an Arab, religious and human obligation.
Article (10) Palestinian National Liberation Movement, "FATEH", is an independent national revolutionary movement representing the revolutionary vanguard of the Palestinian people.
Reference: Mitchell Bard-Do the Palestinian authority Leaders have a mandate to pursue peace?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What Palestinians Really Aim For

According to the new PLO ambassador to Lebanon, Abdullah Abdullah, as quoted from September 9, 2010 Al-Hayat Al-Jadida from Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, the Palestinians do not have peace as a goal.
This is just a stage in their struggle against Israel.

Israel will experience what South Africa experienced. It will become isolated. They are threatening its legitimacy and are presenting it as a rebellious racist state. They are heaping war crimes on Israel. This is shown because many senior positioned Israelis are afraid to travel to Europe for fear of being put on trial for war crimes. One must remember that this man has just spoken about the Fatah, who were called PLO and were under Arafat who live in the Judea/Samaria or West Bank and are involved with peace talks with Netanyahu.

I discovered that Abdullah Abdullah has just recently taken on this position. Unless there are two Abdullah Abdullahs, he is a doctor from Afghanistan that is also a politician. He is known for having challenged the President of Afghanistan, H. Karzai, in recent elections and lost.

There is an embassy of Palestine in Lebanon. They have two Palestinian representatives. There was the Palestinian Ambassador Sharif Meshaal and the PLO (Fatah in Judea/Samaria) Abbas Zaki. They just had a farewell party for them both on October 23, 2009, so Abdullah Abdullah must have taken over for the PLO's.

He's working on the "dignity" of the PLO. Evidently Lebanon has a draft law and there are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. He wants them to "contribute to the Lebanese economic cycle, progress and development. I guess he figures that's okay by them not working but living on aid from the UN. He said this on March 14th in a document when commenting on the Lebanon draft law. He is concerned with their rights.

Reference: (PMW bulletin)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Nazi Instigator: Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini 1893-1974

This voice of the Palestinian people, Amin al-Husseini, was more than the leader of the Muslims of Palestine, the most revered defender of Muslim honor in the world. He advised the Nazis in killing Jews. Palestinians today say they had no role in the Holocaust, and Ahmadinejad even refutes it as never happening, but their main leader was an advocate and main leader in bringing about the holocaust.

He made an alliance with Hitler and helped to promote the Holocaust. This is the man admired by Ahmadinejad. When he saw how powerful Hitler was, he decided to copy him by telling the German consul in Jerusalem that the Muslims in and out of Palestine welcomed the new order and hoped for the same fascist anti-democratic system in other countries.

He organized the "Nazi Scouts," which was a copy of the "Hitler Youth." They used the swastika as their symbol. About 1935, Arabs worked on curtailing immigration and Jewish efforts to rescue Jews out of Europe. Husseini and his friends promoted violence. By 1936 their targets were defenseless Jewish civilians in hospitals, movie theaters, stores and homes followed up by strikes, shop closures and bombing of British offices.

Of course Nazis in Germany and Italian fascists supported this action by sending millions to the mufti. Their SS under Heinrich Himmler gave money and offered plans for anti-Semitic pogroms in Palestine. Adolf Eichmann even visted Husseini in Palestine and kept up contact with him. Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister, got him to broadcast daily pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic speeches from Berlin. He told his Muslim listeners that they could achieve eternal salvation by rising up and killing the Jewish infidels living in Muslim countries. Husseini told Eichmann and Himmler to speed up the pace of mass murder of Jews. He personally stopped 4,000 children shepherded by 500 adults from leaving Europe and had them sent to Auschwitz and gassed. He stopped another 2,000 Jews from leaving Romania for Palestine and 1,000 from leaving Hungary for Palestine who were then sent to death camps. He organized the killing of thousands of Bosnian Jews by Muslims that he had recruited to the Waffen-SS Nazi-Bosnian division. He alone is responsible for more than the death of 20,000 Jewish children and adults .

This Nazi war criminal escaped to Egypt and was given asylum where he helped to organize many former Nazis and Nazi sympathizers against Israel.

In 1947 the Arabs were against the Jews in a Nakba. When Israel was declared a state in 1948 the war officially started. The aim was total annihilation. The leaders said this and their actions backed it. Nazis fought with them along with British Army deserters that were anti-semitic. They attacked Jewish civilians. If they surrendered they were massacred, bodies mutilated and women generally raped. Children and the elderly were murdered. Many Palestinian homes had the photograph of Husseini and Hitler together in Berlin on their walls. This George Washington of the Palestinians inspired hatred against Jews everywhere.

Because the Arabs felt Jewish pressure and influence in creating their state, they became friends with the Nazis and Fascists, they say as their excuse to go along with the Axis. They forget that they were offered a state of their own and refused it. Husseini spent the war years in Berlin with Hitler acting as consultant to the Jewish question. He supported the mass murder of Jews and took a tour of Auschwitz with Himmler. He wanted to use the same method in Palestine and other Arab countries. It didn’t matter to him that most of the Jews in Palestine were descendants of Sephardic Jews that had lived there for thousands of years. He was like Hitler in aiming to be rid of "every last Jew."Hitler had told him, "The Jews are yours." He planned on building a death camp near Nablus.

"Arise, Oh sons of Arabia. Fight for your sacred rights. Slaughter Jews wherever you find them. Their spilled blood pleases Allah, our history and religion. That will save our honor," was his call to his followers. In 1944 a German-Arab commando unit in Husseini’s command parachuted into Palestine and tried to poison Tel Aviv’s wells.

On September 21, 1944, he spoke of the 11 million Jews of the world. In 1939 there were 17 million Jews in the world. He knew in 1944 that 6 million had already been killed before the rest of the world was aware of it.

He also was responsible for a pro-Nazi coup in Iraq and organized thousands of Muslims in the Balkans into military units, the Handselar Divisions, that carried out atrocities against Yugoslav Jews, Serbs, and Gypsies.

Reference: "The Case Against Israel's Enemies" by Alan Dershowitz

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hamas Firing Phosphorous Mortars
Two phosphorous mortars, banned by the Geneva convention, were fired into Israel from Gaza. They cause burns and kill. These were aimed at the 50,000 civilians in southern Israel.
This is not the first time that they have used these weapons. They also used them during Operation Cast Lead, but the news of their use by the terrorists was not in our newspapers. Only news condemming Israel for self protection made the news.
This is now happening due to the peace discussions that have been taking place.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ashkelon, Israel: Population 110,000 Continues to be Hit
Portland, Oregon's sister city, Ashkelon, has been hit yesterday by at least two missles while the rest of southern Israel was hit by about a dozen others. These rockets and mortar rounds pounded Israel while Abbas and Netanyahu met with Hillary Clinton in Egypt for the 2nd round of peace talks. As far as I know, no one has been injured, which is a miracle with so many coming in.
The Gazan terrorists are determined not to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and continue to fight against Israel. Israel Defense Forces targeted tunnels running under Gazaa's border with Egypt. Terrorists use these to smuggle weapons and terrorists. The terrorists have claimed responsibility for two terror attacks on the eve of the Sept 2nd launch of peace talks.
Gazan terrorists get money from Iran, who back them. Iran also is backing the Southern Lebanon Hezbollah terrorists.
Ashkelon houses the only hospital in the area where even Gazan terrorists have sought medical help. They seem to be determined to bite the hand that feeds them.
Reference: The Israel Project

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Accept Us As a Jewish State
by Nadene Goldfoot
Why was Israel created in 1948? It was created as a Jewish state, something we haven't had since 70 A.D. We've been the perpetual "Wandering Jew" without a home, living in other's countries only to be kicked out as we became comfortable, wrongly thinking it was also our country.
There is no other Jewish state. After the Holocaust where 6 million of us were slaughtered, we finally agreed that we sure could have used a state of our own where there wasn't any anti-semitism.
Getting the Arab countries to agree with us has turned out to be impossible. Here they were, on Hitler's side of WWII, agreeing that we should all be killed, and now we expect them to not try to kill us all just because we hold the deed to our old piece of land again.
They continue to not recognise Israel as a Jewish state. This would interfere with their claim in a peace process of the right of their refugees to return to the area. Remember that when Israel was declared a state in 1948, the surrounding Arab states attacked in force to drive us into the sea. While their men were attacking, they told the few Arabs living there to flee and when they won they could return and have the homes of the Jews.
The fact is that they have not been living there for 62 years. They were few in number. The British even stooped so low as to cook the books, making the Arab numbers even bigger than they actually were. The adults have most likely died by now and the refugees are the children and have multiplied greatly. They haven't been working but have remained in Palestinian refugee camps, supported by the UN as the biggest needy group of all people ever. If they were given permission to enter Israel, and I'm not saying returning as they most likely never lived there, they would flood the teeny country and it would no longer have a Jewish majority. We'd be right back to square one only worse as these people hate us and want us dead. Israel is already made up of 20% Arab now with Arabs in the Knessset.
For this reason, Netanyahu has to be given the word that Palestinians must recognize Israel as a Jewish state. After all, there are already 48 states with 50% or more majority of Muslims. Can't we have one Jewish state in this world? We are only about 1% of the population in the United States. We are a noticable but wee group of people, most likely shrinking daily as it is in the U.S.
I'll throw a big party in my neighborhood if Abbas agrees to recognition, but even at that, he doesn't control the extremely hateful terrorist group, Hamas, who vow to never recognize Israel. They get their notoriety from their hatefulness and continuing attacks on Israel. In fact, Hamas still has control of some of Abbas's people, shown by the recent slaughter of four people traveling in the Judea/Samaria area in a car last week.
The 2nd round of talks will take place Tuesday in Egypt with Hillary Clinton present. "Just as we are asked to recognise the Palestinian national state...we also demand and expect the Palestinians to recognise a Jewish state," Netanyahu said at the start of a weekly cabinet meeting. Don't hold your breath, but I won't be far from my TV set Tuesday. Will they or won't they? If they can't do this, why bother discussing the other sticky core issues about the conflict? This would certainly mean that they are not truly serious about any intention for Fatah at least to put an end to the conflict.
Book: From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters-The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict over Palestine.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Ephraim's Sharon, Land of Israel
Nadene Goldfoot
Part of Israel's coastal plain is Sharon. It runs from Caesarea to Jaffa. In ancient days it was known for its fertility and was partially covered with oak forests, pasture land and swamps. Swamps resulted from choking the river mouths and neglect of outlets through the coastal ridge. In Israelite times it belonged to the tribe of Ephraim, one of our twelve tribes.
Assyrians conquered it in 732 BCE, creating Duru (Dor) there. The Persians came along and gave it to the Sidonians. Greek and Roman cities grew up in the south until it decayed in the hands of Arabs in the Arab and Mameluke Periods. It was then deserted and swamp-ridden.
Jewish settlers in the 1880's came along in groups mostly from Russia called Aliyahs. There were several waves of them.
A town called Haderah was created in N. Sharon, founded in 1891 as a farming community by Bilu Jewish immigrants who were members of a Zionist group called Hovevei Zion, from Lithuania and Latvia. . They were greeted by extensive swamps that were flanked by sand dunes. This was the source of malaria which before world War I caused the death of nearly half of the settlers. On Baron Edmond de Rothschild's suggestion, the settlers planted eucalyptus trees and they dug drainage canals. Their health improved. By 1990 Haderah had 41,600 residents. By 1948, it was a regional center with a population of 11,800. It was declared a city in 1952. With an area of jurisdiction of 53,000 dunams, Hadera is Israel's fourth largest city.
Aliyahs were still coming in the 1930's. Jews were not met by the welcome wagon and McDonald's. They had to work extremely hard to create Israel. It took their blood, sweat and tears.
Parts of the Plain are included in the Haifa, Center, and Tel Aviv Districts of Israel. In 2008 The Sharon Plain was home to 1,131,600 people[1], 965,300 of them (85.3%) are Jews, and 166,300 (14.6%) are Arabs.
We forget about all the hard work our ancestors went through to renew the land of Israel. Very few Arabs lived there as as Joan Peters explained in her excellent book, "From Time Immemorial". This journalist did actual research herself and found that the Arabs were not native to the land except for a few. Most of them came from surrounding nations, far and wide. They came to find work with the returning Jews who were building their homeland. You can't blame them and the Jewish men probably rejoiced in being able to hire some help. There was no work in their own homelands.
Jews paid for this land. They found that owners were living in Europe amid comfort, and asked high prices, which they paid. The land was dear. It was special, but only to Jews who intended to live in their ancient homeland once again. It was land neglected, waiting for the Jews to return so that it could blossom again. It did just that. Happy for tender love and care, Israel is now coveted by the Gazans called Hamas who want all of Israel to disappear.
Reference: The Standard Jewish Encyclopedia
Wikipedia-Sharon Plain
Attack Near Bethlehem
Yesterday, a two year old Israeli child was hit by stones and lightly wounded while in a car traveling in the Judea-Samaria area SW of Bethlehem. They were being stoned by Palestinians. He only needed first aid, luckily. This caused the IDF soldiers to comb the area looking for the assailants.
This is happening in the area comandeered by Abbas, who is trying to continue peace talks with Netanyahu, a major person in Fatah, the old PLO group. Their competitor in Gaza, the Hamas terrorists, are not for this discussion at all and are doing their utmost to cause havoc in the area. To my knowledge, this is the 3rd attack I've heard about in the last few days.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

International Law on Occupation
Nadene Goldfoot

In 1922 the League of Nations had a "Mandate for Palestine". It declared that "the Land of Israel will be designated for the re-establishment of the Jewish national home." This gave Jews working on their return definite hope that they would soon have their much needed country once again.

True: Jordan gained a state on May 25, 1946 by insistance that they wanted their own state and got their independence from the League of Nations Mandate under the British administration, whose Transjordan mandate ended May 22, 1946. The Hashemites renamed it Jordan in 1950. Jordan had illegally occupied the areas of Judea and Samaria in 1948. They were internationally unrecognized. Jordan controlled the area without the right to do so. They attacked Israel at its birth of May 1948. They kept Israel out of Jerusalem.

True: The territories of Judea and Samaria are not occupied because Jordan did not have a recognized sovereignty there prior to 1967.

True: International law does bar an occupying state from settling civilians in areas that have been occupied . As you can see, this is not the case in Judea and Samaria. Therefore, Israel has every right to build and live in Judea and Samaria.

What Happened: Jordan occupied the area of Cisjordan (Judaea/Samaria) now typically referred to as "West Bank". That's another political move to erase the Jewish connection. It continued to control the area in accordance with the 1949 Armistice Agreements and a political union formed in December 1948. While recognizing Jordanian administration over the West Bank, the United States maintained the position that ultimate sovereignty was subject to future agreement. Israel was created on May 14, 1948. The 2nd Arab-Palestinian Conference held in Jericho on December 1, 1948, proclaimed Abdullah King of Palestine and called for a union of Arab Palestine with the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. His son, Hussein reigned from 1953-1999. Now his son, Abdullah II, is king.

Jordan withdrew its forces from their posts overlooking the Plain of Sharon. In return, Israel agreed to allow Jordanian forces to take over positions in the West Bank previously held by Iraqi forces.

In 1970 the Palestinians almost overthrew Jordan itself. They had some bloody battles. By 1994 Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel.

As of July 2010 there are 6,267,285 people in Jordan of which 98% are Arabs with 92 % of the people being Sunni Muslims. Many of the people living there are refugees from Palestine and Iraq.

Resource: Wikipedia: Jordan
Jewish Review 9/4/2010 from Yisrael Hayom newspaper, page A-16.