Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Europe, U.N. and USA Press Israel for Truce
Beersheva Hit
Israel knows that the Hamas terrorists have the capability to hit further and further. Now Beersheva, 28 miles from Gaza, was hit. People do not realize how close every city is in Israel, nor do they realize how small Israel is.
Europe, the U.N. and the USA are pressing Israel for a truce. One reason is to allow supplies into the Gaza Strip that they think they must have. They don't realize that Israel has been allowing trucks in all the time with supplies. What Israel is trying to prevent are the weapons that have been arriving into Gaza, much of them from Iran.
It amazes me that these Hamas terrorists scream that they are a little edgy that they haven't been seeing the immense amount of goods and services that they usually do, while Israel's population is suffering from being shelled for seven years, already suffering from PTSD, and Europe, the UN and USA think that is far more terrible than Israel's suffering. Southern Israel's population have had to spend their lives in shelters or risk being hit by a rocket or misssle for seven years. Yet I haven't seen any defense of Israel in the newspapers. Only condemnation against Israel is heard when it defies the world and strikes back.
This is the 4th day that Israel has been hitting Hamas strongholds. Hamas has spoken. They have stipulations and again want their way completely. They want no blockade of the Gaza Strip. Then they will do us the honor of thinking about a truce.
So far, 368 have died in Gaza of which 64 were civilians. The rest were Hamas terrorists. Today Israel is allowing 100 trucks into Gaza with supplies.
A ground invasion is the next possibility for Israel to take. They have declared that this is a war. Hopefully, it is a war to end wars. I feel that the only thing that the Arabs respect is power. Israel has to be strong because it is so small. The Arab leaders keep wanting to trample and strangle Israel, so we must be like hornets and sting when attacked in order to get them to leave us alone.
Perhaps the day will come when Europe, the UN and the USA will defend Israel, a legitimate democratic state, instead of terrorism. That will be a surprise to see on the front page of any paper. Then I'll know that there's hope for all mankind.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Operation Cast Lead
Stopping Hamas
So far Israel's retaliation on Iran backed Hamas has killed 324 terrorists and 51 civilians who were close to the sites where rockets and missiles fire upon Israel.
Though the IDF hit so many missile sites, the terrorists managed to strike with about 150 rockets and mortars since Israel began on December 27. Ashdod, Israel was hit for the first time where a woman was killed at a bus stop by shrapnel wounds. Ashdod is home to 200,000 Israelis and Israel's largest port. It is 43 miles from Jerusalem.
40 missiles struck just today in Southern Israel. Since the "cease-fire" ended on December 19th, more than 200 missiles have hit Israel. In this year alone, over 3,000 rockets, missiles and mortars have hit southern Israel. These terrorists have also attacked the border crossings from Gaza into Israel 17 times.
Dore Gold, former ambassador to the U.N.,said, "We want to restore the quiet and the tranquility and give the residents of the south the ability to live the normal lives that every country provides its citizens." Southern Israel has not had quiet and tranquility for years. Sderot has constantly been under attack.
Though a war is actually raging on, 63 trucks full of goods went from Israel to Gaza on December 27th and 120 trucks were rolling today through the Kerem Shalom and Kami crossings. On Sunday Israel brought 160 tons of food and medicine into Gaza. The IDF coordinated with with UN, UNSCO, UNRWA, Red Cross and WHO. By Friday December 26, Israel sent more than 90 trucks full of vital goods to Gaza civilians. During the 6 month truce, Israel delivered 17,000 trucks full of goods to Gaza.
3 Grad Missiles Hit Ashkelon
Beduin Killed
Two out of 60 rockets hit Ashkelon's Beach area, but one grad missile hit the center of Ashkelon on a library construction site where 12 Arab workers from the Galilee, which is the northern part of Israel, were working. One worker was from the Negev, a Beduin town of Aroer, and was killed. The building they had been working on suffered a hit on the top floor of the building that was still minus a roof. These Arabs had been working on the project for several years. 14 people were wounded, 5 in moderate-serious condition and the rest lightly wounded. Several people were in shock. All were taken to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.
After the attack, Hamas call on Egyptian and Jordanians working in Israel to leave.
Sderot also took a hit from a rocket on a house. The people in the house survived but are in shock.
The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) declared the Gaza border area a closed military zone to all but local residents.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

What's It Been Like to Live in Sderot?
Sderot has been hit with rockets and missiles for the past eight (8) years. Eight miles away lies Sapir College where 8,000 students attend. They have 15 seconds; seconds, not minutes, warning to run for a bomb shelter. That's because of the close proximity to the border. Lately they have been shelled by 80 rockets in one day! You can't do anything but run like crazy in 15 seconds. The people in the area are suffering from PTSD. The government has been afraid to react, but finally did Saturday.
The so-called cease-fire was not doing a thing to stop the shelling on Southern Israel. It continued and then sped up once the period came to an end. All this time Southern Israel has been living under the conditions of never knowing when a rocket or mortar was falling, and it would happen.
The reaction of the Arab world is predictable. They are up in arms about Israel's attack at the strongholds of the Hamas terrorists. Yes, about 230 people were killed in the attack, a few of which are civilians. That's because they put their weapons in the middle of a population so that people would condemn Israel's attacks when they came. The bullies believe it's okay to attack Israel but get mad when they act to protect their people.
A government is duty-bound to protect its citizens. Peace means living without fear and bombing.
Below is the website for Road 90 where there are videos of what it's been like to live in Southern Israel. After registring (free) you will be able to see for yourself.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Terrorists Were Warned
Israel Attacked Gaza
Saturday, Israel struck Gaza with airstrikes just before noon and killed at least 192 terrorists. 270 others were reported to be wounded. They hit dozens of security compounds. Israel has been warning both the Palestinian terrorists and the world that they would have to attack if the shelling from Gaza kept up, and it most certainly has been.
Immediately, the Palestinian terrorists retaliated and shot at least 30 rockets into Israel. Several of the rockets were Grad rockets, reaching deeper than in the past. A missile hit Netivot and killed an Israeli man and wounded four others. It had hit a house. In Sderot, everyone must have been in bomb shelters as the streets were empty except for a few tying to leave town.
Arabs surrounding the area are now furious and threatening Israel. Protests were heard in the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and other places. To them it's okay to attack Israel but not okay for Israel to fight back.
Ehud Barak, Israel's Defense Minister said that "there is a time for calm and there is a time for fighting, and now is the time for fighting. " He also said that the coming time"won't be easy" for southern Israel.
Gaza does have a hospital where injured were taken and Egypt allowed ambulances to drive out some of the wounded.
written by Ibrahim Barzak, Associated Press Writer

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Gates to Gaza
Arabs Kill Their Own Children in Zeal to Kill Jews
Gaza terrorists know that Israel shuts the gates to the entrances of Gaza when their terrorists attack Israel with rockets and mortars, but the international community put so much pressure on Israel again that they opened the gates to allow goods in. And what happened? Immediately Southern Israel was hit with 12 rockets and mortars Friday. This time a rocket also hit a Palestinian's home right in Gaza. The terrorists let the owner of the house go to Ashkelon in Israel, where Barzalai Hospital is for treatment. Another of the rockets misfired again and killed two little Palestinians girls ages 5 and 13 and wounded a third little girl.
Iran's Missile Deal With Russia
Israel's Biggest Headache
It isn't enough that Hamas terrorists in Gaza are supplied with rockets and mortars from Iran and have been constantly bombing Southern Israel. Now Iran has made a deal with their friends, the Russians, to receive a shipment of anti-aircraft weapons. The Iranians and Russians have been playing games with the states by inferring that they are buying these weapons, then stating that they aren't, and finally just hinting at it. The latest from Moscow is that the systems are ready to be shipped to Iran.
Last week Russia said they would donate 10 MiG-29 fighter jets to Lebanon. This goes against the USA who doesn't want them to give the Middle East nation any weapons that could threaten Israel.
Israel sees Iran as one of its major threats, since they have said they will wipe Israel off the map and calling them the most insulting of names and seem to have or soon will have atomic weapons. Israel has asked Russia not to sell these S-300 mobile long-range defensive weapons to Iran. They have the capability to shoot down aircraft at high altitudes.
Israel sent officials to Moscow last week to ask that they not sell the S-300 system to Iran, not because if would stop them from bombing their nuclear site, but because it would give Khamenei more confidence to have clout over President Barack Obama. Khamenei will feel that Obama and Israel will be able to do nothing against Iran economically and now militarily because of these missiles and there will be no talks that Obama has been talking about wanting to pursue.
I think that Obama would have to do more than talk. He's not going to impress the Iranians with any "do the proper thing" talk, but would have to offer them a prize for good behavior. Now that possible talk may not come off at all if Iran gets the missiles from Russia.
Israel is surrounded by enemies. Lebanon is again a bigger threat. It already is being pounded by Gaza, and the West Bank is stirring by Assad's wanting to take Jerusalem and kick out the few Jews in Hebron, the biggest city there. Iran is holding the stick of atomic attacks against Israel, and Jordan is becoming so religious that the young men are going back to Sharia Law which contains a hatred of Jews, where they will gladly kill any Israeli. The picture is not good for 2009.
Oregonian: Russian missile deal with Iran hard to verify, December 23, 2008, page A9.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ancient City of Judah
Judah was one of two Jewish states in the Middle East. The other was Israel. It now lies in what is called, "The West Bank' and is only 18 miles south of Jerusalem, which was its capitol.
Abraham bought a plot of land,containing the Cave of Machpelah, in Hebron from some Hittite people that he used to bury his wife, Sarah. Today a mosque stands there.
Joshua, Israel's first general appointed by Moses, assigned Hebron to Caleb, and it became a city for Levites as well as a city of refuge.
King David reigned there for 7 1/2 years before making Jerusalem his capitol.
A Jewish community has been in Hebron through the Byzantine Period and under Arab rule. The present day city lies a little east of the historical location and is one of the four sacred towns. The others are Jerusalem, Tiberias and Safed. Jews have lived there for centuries. By 1890 1,500 Jews lived there and had yeshivot and religious schools. The great Lithuanian yeshivah of Slobodka was transferred there in 1925.
By 1929, the Arabs massacred most of the 700 Jews of Hebron . The survivors got away, so that 30 families returned in 1931. The Arabs rioted in 1936, and Hebron was empty of Jews.
The population in 1967 was 38,310. After the Six-Day War of 1967, a number of Jews again settled in Hebron, creating the Kiryat Arba quarter east of the city. Originally, the Bible referred to Hebron as Kiriath-Arba. The Jewish population grew to 3,700 by 1988.
Today, December 25, 2008, some 800 Jews remain in Hebron in several neighborhoods. Religious Jews, feeling the need for Hebron which is deep in our history, dare to live there. Hebron now lies in the so called "West Bank", where the Palestinian Arab Abbas is President. He just made his first visit there since 2005 when he took office and told the Jews to get out. He said that Hebron is their city and if Israel wants peace, they have to leave. 170,000 Palestinians are now living there.
Israel's population is 20% Arab with Arabs serving in the Knesset. It is a Democracy. We see that Abbas has no toleration for others different from himself. Where Israel is a virtual melting pot, Palestine will be exclusively for Arabs.
Resource: The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia: Hebron
Mortar Shell in Bethlehem's Path
Ashkelon's Industrial Park Hit
Bethlehem lies in the West Bank. A group of Palestinian Christians were going through on their way to Bethlehem for Christmas when a mortar shell landed at Israel's passenger crossing with Gaza. They were just missed.
Ashkelon is one of Portland, Oregon's sister cities. Baltimore, Maryland also is their sister city. It has been of great interest to us. One reason is that it has the only hospital in the area in which both Palestinians and Israelis use.
Abt 100 rockets and mortar shells were fired from Gaza at Israel in the past two days. Though no one was killed, there has been property damage. All the Israelis numbering in the tens of thousands have been told to stay indoors. The children are all panic-stricken here. So the civilians are under a terrible ordeal, nevertheless. It is a miracle that there were no deaths at this rate. Ashkelon's Industrial Park, which lies south of the city, was hit by a long-range-rocket, one probably procured from Iran.
Despite all this, Israel's Defense Ministry planned on opening two cargo crossings Friday. They do not want any humanitarian crisis, but intend to keep up the pressure to stop the incessant attacks.
The Palestinian President Abbas, recognized only in the West Bank, made his first visit to Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank. 500 Jews live there in several neighborhoods. Unlike the USA, he finds this intolerable to have someone living there who are is not a Palestinian Arab. He demanded that the settlers get out. "Hebron is ours, and they have to leave if they want peace," he said. I find this shocking as an American and an Israeli where I had many Palestinians living in my building in Safed, Israel. My apartment was on David Eliazar, right across the street from the junior high where all sorts of children attended. I had several Circassians in my English class. Hebron was originally a Jewish city that underwent a slaughter by Arabs in 1929 when 700 Jews lived there. Hebron lies 18 miles south of Jerusalem. It is an ancient Jewish city full of history for the Jews. It now has 170,000 Palestinians living there.
Israel's Ehud Barak has made an appeal to Gazan citizens to pressure their Hamas terrorist leaders to stop the attacks. By nightfall 3 rockets and 15 mortar shells had exploded in Israel. Evidently the citizens couldn't stop the terrorism, as I explained in yesterday's blog.
Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak had a meeting with Tzipi Livni and is pushing restraint but she has had it. She told him that "enough is enough," "When there's shooting, there's a response. " I'm sure that Egypt would never put up with Israel firing barrages like they have been receiving without retaliation.
Israel has been warning the terrorists and the world that they will have to take responsibility to stop the attacks. This is going to be a difficult task since terrorst launchers are always placed in crowded areas for this very reason. In February, Netanyahu will possibly be elected as Prime Minister again. He is advocating tough action against Palestinian militants. Livni says she feels the same. I'm not sure if Israel can wait for Netanyahu to take over and retaliate. It could happen pretty soon.
The Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon has a lot of rockets stored. Last year two were fired into Israel. Now the Lebanese army officers said their troops discovered 7 Katusha rockets set up with timers ready to fire near the border with Israel. Their troops were dismantling them.
Update: GREAT NEWS. PASTOR HAGEE OF CUFI HAS GIVEN BARZILAI HOSPITAL IN ASHKELON A DONATION OF ONE MILLION TO FORTIFY THE HOSPITAL AGAINST ROCKET ATTACKS!!!!!!!!! Giant thanks to this wonderful organization and for all it does for Israel. PASCA (Portland Ashkelon Sister City Association) will send a letter of appreciation to them in Texas.
The Standard Jewish Encyclopedia; Dr. Geoffrey Wigoder,D.Phil,Editor-in-Chief

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sderot Hit By 60 Rockets and Mortars
Ashkelon Hit
Most of the rockets fired from Gaza are made there and are able to reach Sderot in Israel. Two of the 60 fired Wednesday are the imported Katyusha rockets that can reach Ashkelon, which is 10 miles north of Gaza, which as been hit this year. Ashkelon is quite a large city and has the hospital that is used by both Israelis and Gazans. The rockets that hit Sderot fell in the yard of a house. They also hit the water park in Ashkelon, an Israeli factory at Nir Oz near the Gaza border, and hit a house outside the town of Netivot in the Western Negev, which was a rare occurance. Adults and children alike were treated for shock in the area.
It was reported at a meeting that Hamas terrorists had used the six month cease fire to improve their weapons and could now reach the outskirts of Beersheba and Ashdod, a port city. The government is still practicing the policy of restraint, but knows they cannot go on like this forever. They realize that a military invasion into Gaza would cost lives on both sides and would not guarantee an end to rocket fire.
Hamas is using the excuse for the attacks on "Israel's aggression in Gaza and the West Bank and to the embargo Israel has on Gaza. " I supposed that means they are complaining about opening the border crossings to allow trucks into Gaza. The border was sealed in November when the truce broke down. Israel was going to let 40 trucks into Gaza on Wednesday, but cancelled it because of the heavy rocket and mortar fire. Israel has closed the crossings only when they are attacked, which has been more than 3,00 rockets since the beginning of the year. When there has been a lull, they have allowed trucks to enter.
Update: 1:18pm
Report is that the attack started because Israel caught terrorists planting explosives along the border and killed three. The terrorists retaliated because they were caught in their terrorism.
Israel finally as reacted. They struck from the air and killed one terrorist who had just fired more mortars at Israel. Two others were wounded who were part of the group. One wounded was a Hamas TV cameraman.
Winding Up 2008 in Israel
Terrorists have been busy all year attacking Southern Israel by firing some 3,000+ rockets and mortars. They killed four people but wounded 270+. The citizens of the area are suffering from PTSD from the constant shellings and uncertainty of life. Sderot and even Ashkelon have received the most attacks as well as the surrounding areas.
Hamas terrorism has been working with millions of aid dollars from Iran. Iran's president has constantly said that he wants to wipe Israel off the map, a map which the Arabs haven't even bothered to put Israel on. The terrorists have dug about 600 tunnels along the Philadelphi Corridor, a stretch of land from the border between Egypt and Gaza for a supply of weapons and explosives to get to terrorists in Gaza. Egypt had worked at bringing the terrorists into a ceasefire which the terrorists never really observed, but it is now over. They are still trying to revive one. The past 6 months have given them time to build more rockets.
Not only have the terrorists fired rockets at Israel, but have attacked 17 times the border crossings from Gaza into Israel.
Hamas terrorists have used their monies for attacking Israel instead of using it to help their own people. They cry "Foul" but it is them that does the fouling. It was a sad state of affairs when Democracy voted in the Hamas terrorists to rule in Gaza. They, being terrorists, must have given quite a convincing shpiel to their people to be voted in. It probably contained of lot of threats. To me, this couldn't have been done democratically, unless all the citizens really felt as they do, which is hard to believe. Trying to use democratic values with such leaders has certainly failed. It's exactly like the situation was in Iraq under Saddam Hussain. Anyone who disagreed with Saddam was immediately killed.
Resource: The Israel Project; info@theisraelproject.org with Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gazans Not Starving
by Nadene Goldfoot
Gazans have reported that they need the gates to be opened for necessary food supplies because they are starving. That seems to be untrue. According to reports from Israel's Yael, it is a lie. The video listed below from Joel shows that the shuks are full of food as of December 3rd.
Israel has no desire to cause that kind of harm to the general population in Gaza. It's the terrorists who are causing the gates to be closed. I would think that the population would try to bring pressure on Hamas to stop their incessant firing of rockets into Israel to make like for themselves more palatable, but they don't seem to be doing that.
Everyone forgets that Israelis have gone through havoc of dealing with daily bombings. Our whole history has been one of a living hell. We don't wish starvation on anyone, but would like to live without fear of being killed.
When I was living in Israel from 1980 to the end of 1985 I saw that native Israelis were indeed like the Sabra fruit that they are named for. They have an appearance of being hard on the outside, but are very soft on the inside. They care about people very much but may seem gruff at first. Our whole religion is based on treating people fairly and doing good deeds. We don't worry about what happens after we die but are bound to do the right things here on earth. If anyone would bother to study our religion they would find out what is in our hearts and how it determines our actions.
Being shelled with rockets is a very serious matter. Not having the tomatoes in that you want is not such a big matter compared to losing a life. Just the psychological damage done to people in Sderot and Ashkelon is horrific. I saw what happened to people in Kiriat Shimona in Northern Israel when Lebanon was firing on us. They lived in bomb shelters constantly. No normal life can be lived in Southern Israel, and now it's even worse that it has been in the last six months.
The government has not acted to protect its citizens but will have to very soon and are now telling the world just this. Even Obama stated that he would not want his family to live like the people in Sderot. It's too much to endure.

Resource: http://www.road90.com/watch.php?id=dx7iNRR9Dw


Monday, December 22, 2008

Cease Fire Ends:What's Next?
The so called Cease Fire ended Thursday or Friday of last week. Actually, the Palestinian terrorists, Hamas, never stopped firing rockets at Israel. Now that the Egyptian aided agreement is over, Israel is informing the nations that "they will not hesitate to react militarily if necessary" to protects its citizens.
I say that it is about time that Israel takes this stand. Sderot has been fired upon thousands of times, and Ashkelon has also been hit. Israel is trying to inform the world that the situation in southern Israel is intolerable. Hundreds of thousands of citizens are under rocket fire. The do- nothing approach is now over. If the international community does not intervene, Israel will have to act. Israel is ready for a major offensive against Gaza which has been ruled by the Hamas terrorists since June of last year.
In February Israel will have elections for Prime Minister. Both Tzipi Livni and Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to oust the Islamist terrorists, sworn to destroy the Jewish state of Israel. Livni, a Kadima Party member, has been on the present government's cabinet. Netanyahu is from the Likud party, which is the opposition.
Since Friday, violence has escalated. Hamas announced that it would not renew the six-month truce with Israel which was brought about by months of Egyptian mediation. It never became a truce. Hamas continued to fire upon Israel during the whole time. Israel's cabinet sat back and did little to protect Southern Israel. The only thing they did was to tighten its blockade of Gaza and was able to halt deliveries of supplies.
The problems had worsened in 2006 when Gilat was kidnapped by Hamas after winning in the elections. They committed a deadly cross-border raid when they captured him. Gilat is either now dead or remains a hostage.
This time before elections has been said to be a bad time to launch a major offensive. Politically, there is fear that they might fail in a victory against Hamas. They might also be accused of trying to just get votes. However, the time now is necessary as Hamas is threatening more provocations, like human walking bombs.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Ceasefire That Never Was

Sderot After an Attack
Nadene Goldfoot
On June 25, 2006, Gilad Shalit was kidnapped, and Israel has been hoping to get him back ever since. He was a soldier near the Gaza border that was stationed there, and was probably kidnapped from the terrorists who had been building tunnels nearby.

Six months ago the Palestinians and Israelis signed a ceasefire agreement that has not been upheld by the Palestinians at all. Sderot and the surrounding areas have been constantly shelled, including Ashkelon, Portland, Oregon's sister city which lies north of Sderot and contains the only hospital that serves both Israelis and Palestinians in the area.

This constant shelling has caused Israel to at least close the Gaza crossings in order to punish the Palestinians for their constant shelling bombardment. They in turn blame the closings for their reason to constantly shell Israel. The ceasefire has only tied Israel's hands in trying to get to the actual terrorists who are shelling them because they are trying to uphold the agreement. Israel said they would open the crossings if the attackers could go for 24 hours without shelling Israel with rockets. On Thursday of this week 11 rockets and 5 mortar shells were fired at Israel. Three Israelis were wounded. The IDF were able to destroy their rocket factory, though.

The ceasefire was finished on Friday, though shellings were going on against Israel all this week. The new attack included sniper fire which came an hour after the usual Kassam rockets. Farmers in Israel were attacked at Kibbutz Ner Oz for the first time and had to be rescued by the IDF. Their vehicle was hit but the people were unharmed.

Hamas is in control in the Gaza territory and make little sense to me other than their main goal is to attack and destroy Israel, and they do not care what happens to the citizens there under their control. Hamas knows that Israel closes the coastal strip because of the shelling, but they cry that Israel is creating a life-threatening siege on its people.

Hamas also declared in the Oregonian that Israel is striking Palestinian militants in the West Bank (Judea/Samaria), and they also use that as an excuse for shelling Israel. How can they wonder about striking militants who are trying to kill civilians in Israel?   People who attack Israel must be stopped. This situation puts Israel in the middle between two Palestinian terrorist groups; one on the east and one on the west. Israel must be alert all the time.

Oregonian Newspaper page A17: Israelis fear renewal of rockets while blockade shackles Gazans

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Think If You Boycott Israel Like Some In U.K.

The following information is not written by me, but it is too good to delete. I want to keep these facts.


This was in The Daily Sport - British version of New York Post -The View from Here - read below......

Subject: If you're going to boycott Israel - do it properly!

OK. So I understand that you are ticked off at Israel, and in love with the Palestinians. That's fine with me, as long as you have truly weighed all the facts.(BS)

So, you want to boycott Israel?????

I'll be sorry to miss you, but if you are doing it - do it properly. Let me help you.

Check all your medications. Make sure that you do not have tablets, drops lotions, etc., made by Abic or Teva. It may mean that you will suffer from colds and flu this winter but, hey, that's a small price for you to pay in your campaign against Israel, isn't it?

While we are on the subject of your Israeli boycott, and the medical contributions to the world made by Israeli doctors and scientists, how about telling your pals to boycott the following.....

An Israeli company has developed a simple blood test that distinguishes between mild and more severe cases of Multiple Sclerosis. So, if you know anyone suffering from MS, tell them to ignore the Israeli patent that may, more accurately, diagnose their symptoms.

An Israeli-made device helps restore the use of paralyzed hands. This device electrically stimulates the hand muscles, providing hope to millions of stroke sufferers and victims of spinal injuries. If you wish to remove this hope of a better quality of life to these people, go ahead and boycott Israel.

Young children with breathing problems will soon be sleeping more soundly, thanks to a new Israeli device called the Child Hood. This innovation replaces the inhalation mask with an improved drug delivery system that provides relief for child and parent. Please tell anxious mothers that they shouldn't use this device because of your passionate cause.

These are just a few examples of how people have benefited medically from the Israeli know-how you wish to block. Boycotts often affect research. A new research center in Israel hopes to throw light on brain disorders such as depression and Alzheimer's disease. The Joseph Sangol Neuroscience Center in the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Has Hospital, aims to bring thousands of scientists and doctors to focus on brain research.

A researcher at Israel's Ben Gurion University has succeeded in creating human monoclonal antibodies which can neutralize the highly contagious smallpox virus without inducing the dangerous side effects of the existing vaccine.

Two Israelis received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Doctors Ciechanover and Hershko's research and discovery of one of the human cells most important cyclical processes will lead the way to DNA repair, control of newly produced proteins, and immune defense systems.

The Movement Disorder Surgery program at Israel 's Hadassah Medical Center has successfully eliminated the physical manifestations of Parkinson's disease in a select group of patients with a deep brain stimulation technique.

For women who undergo hysterectomies each year for the treatment of uterine fibroids, the development in Israel of the Ex Ablate 2000 System is a welcome breakthrough, offering a noninvasive alternative to surgery.

Israel is developing a nose drop that will provide a five year flu vaccine.

These are just a few of the projects that you can help stop with your Israeli boycott. But let's not get too obsessed with my ducal research, there are other ways you can make a personal sacrifice with your anti-Israel boycott.

Most of Windows operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel. So, set a personal example. Throw away your computer! Computers should have a sign attached saying Israel Inside. The Pentium NMX Chip technology was designed at Intel in Israel. Both the Pentium 4 microprocessor and the Centrum processor were entirely designed, developed, and produced in Israel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 in Israel by four young Israeli whiz kids.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R. & D. facilities outside the US in Israel.

So, due to your complete boycott of anything Israeli, you can now have poor health and no computer.

But your bad news does not end there. Get rid of your cellular phone. Cell phone technology was also developed in Israel by MOTOROLA which has its biggest development center in Israel. Most of the latest technology in your mobile phone was developed by Israeli scientists.

Feeling unsettled? You should be. Part of your personal security rests with Israeli inventiveness, borne out of our urgent necessity to protect and defend our lives from the terrorists you support.

A phone can remotely activate a bomb, or be used for tactical communications by terrorists, bank robbers, or hostage-takers. It is vital that official security and law enforcement authorities have access to cellular jamming and detection solutions. Enter Israel's Net line Communications Technologies with their security expertise to help the fight against terror.


A joint, nonprofit, venture between Israel and Maryland will result in a 5 day Business Development and Planning Conference next March. Elected Israeli companies will partner with Maryland firms to provide innovation to the US need for homeland security.

I also want you to know that Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita - 109 per 10,000 - than any other nation.

Israel has the highest number of startup companies per rata. In absolute terms, the highest number, except the US., Israel has a ratio of patents filed.

Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies outside of Silicon Valley. Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds, behind the USA.

Israel has more museums per capita.

Israel has the second highest publication of new books per capita.

Relative to population, Israel is the largest immigrant absorbing nation on earth.

These immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom or expression, economic opportunity, and quality of life.

Believe it or not, Israel is the only country in the world which had a net gain in the number of trees last year.

Even Warren Buffet of Berkshire-Hathaway fame has just invested 4 billion dollars in an Israeli manufacturing company.

So, you can vilify and demonize the State of Israel. You can continue your silly boycott, if you wish. But I wish you would consider the consequences, and the truth.

Think of the massive contribution that Israel is giving to the world, including the Palestinians - and to you - in science, medicine, communications, security.

Pro rata for population, Israel is making a greater contribution than any other nation on earth.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Why Palestine Was Not Created in 1948
After WWII was over, everyone realized what happened in the Holocaust and the British wanted to find a resolution for Palestine so that Jews could have a homeland of their own. They tried to work out an agreement with the Arabs and Jews. the Arab would not make any concessions. The British then turned the problem over to the UN in February 1947.
They in turn created a Special Commission of Palestine to find a solution. 11 nations's delegates went to Palestine and thought the problem could not be found. The Arabs were unsure of the justice of their cause compared to the Jews or were afraid to go along with the judgment of the nations.
The delegates returned to the UN and 7 nations, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Guatemala, The Netherlands, Peru, Sweden and Uruguay recommended the establishment of 2 separate states, Jewish and Arab, joined by economic union with Jerusalem being internationalized. 3 nations: Indian, Iran and Yugoslavia, recommended one state with Arab and Jewish provinces. Australia did not vote.
The Jews living in Palestine were not happy with the condensed piece of land from the Commission or were they happy about Jerusalem cut off from the Jewish State, but...they welcomed the compromise. The Arabs rejected the recommendations.
The UN General Assembly's ad noc committee rejected the Arabs who wanted a unitary Arab state. The recommendation for partition was adopted 33 to 13 with 10 nations not voting on November 29, 1947. Voting against the partition was: Afghanistan, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and Yemen. The nations that did not vote at all were Argentina, Chile, China, Columbia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mexico, UK and Yugoslavia.
I am really surpised that the UK did not vote and vote for the partition. They had written the Balfour Doctrine giving a much larger portion of land to be the future Israel. I suppose they were trying to appease the Arabs, who had power in oil. They say that everything is planned, and that things happen for a purpose. I am happy that we Israelis accepted what little we got in an almost done deal of the Balfour Doctrine. Our leaders figured that something was better than nothing and made the most of what they received. After 60 years we see that the Palestinian Arabs still have not accepted a deal and go without the state they had in mind. If this were an Aesop's fable, I would say that it doesn't pay to be so greedy and hateful.
Resource: Mitchell Bard: did the United Nations Unjustly Partition Palestine?

Monday, December 01, 2008

Syrian Hatred For Israel
A Syrian actress was interviewed about how she would feel if peace were made with Israel. She explained that hatred for Israel was in their genes. They grew up with it suckling their mothers. If there was peace, Isreal would remain a black dark murky spot with Syrians, and they would pass it down to their children.
The way she explained it sounded like their total environment consists of hatred for Israel in many ways. Hatred for Jews is shown in the Koran. Hatred came about when Syria attacked Israel and lost the battle.
How does one combat such hatred other than education? When will Israel ever get an opportunity to change their attitude?
Resource: http://www.jpost.com/ This Jerusalem Post page has the article to see the video interview.
Gaza Dilemma Worsens
On June 19, 2008, Israel had a truce with the Hamas terrorists, and rocket shelling into Israel was stopped for a while. On November 4th it started in again. The punishment was that Israel blockaded the entrance into Gaza so that supplies could not go in. The terrorists had broken the truce and this was the result. If they want to create death, fear, and panic upon Southern Israel, at least their supplies will not reach their destination.
The latest lob of rockets was at a nearby Israeli army base, and it seriously injured one soldier and wounded 6 other soldiers. Not only do they continue this shelling, but then they demonstrated in Nazareth on Saturday against the blockade. Actually, Israel has allowed trucks with supplies in three times since November 4th when the shelling apparently let up, but then once they receive their aid, they start in again.
The Palestinians know that this blockade is taking place because of the shelling from the terrorists. They could bring about a truce and receive their supplies if only they'd stop making war on Israel. This latest bout might bring about more of a punishment than holding back trucks. Israelis are fed up being shelled. It's pretty hard to have a normal day under such conditions when you have to spend all your time in bomb shelters. People have about a minute warning before a bomb blasts into their neighborhood. You never know if it will hit your house or not.
By hitting an army base this time, it is as if they are daring the IDF to come and fight them. They know that this will cause bad press for Israel. Then they'll cry, "Look, they're fighting us." They count on readers and TV viewers to know very little about the situation, and side with them, the so-viewed oppressed.
The question is, how long can the population put up with this constant attack which is causing so many such stress and closeness to death without reacting with stronger measures, hoping to stop this constant assault?

Resource: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081129/wl_mideast_afp/mideastconflictgaza_081129230611