Saturday, July 31, 2010

Retaliation Attack For Hitting Ashkelon

400 rockets and mortars, supposedly shot by small militant groups that Hamas has no control of have been shot at Israel since Operation Cast Lead 19 months ago. A big one hit Ashkelon causing a retaliation by Israel on Gaza.

Israel killed an important Hamas commander, Issa Batrun, age 42. He was a senior rocket maker. 11 were injured in the attack, 8 Hamas members and 3 civilians.

This may stir up the hornet's nest now. Hamas is already threatening Israel for the attack. My advice is that they shouldn't have allowed other militant groups free reign to attack Israel. Also, they're arming the smaller militant groups, so, in other words, they're one and the same group. They're all out to attack Israel.

Before this happened, members of Bracha and members of Iraq Buren threw stones at each other on Friday. This was in Judea/Samaria or the West Bank. It was the Palestinians from Iraq Buren that started it first. Why is the unknown factor. Friday is the Sabbath for Arabs. I'm surprised they engaged in this act. On this day most all Jewish women are busy preparing for the sabbath that commences on Friday night. Who has time for such devilment? Well, they found about 30 Palestinians who were involved.
What had happened on Friday? The UN let known its ruling that Israel had to end the Gaza blockade and needed to allow a fact finding committee on their raid on the flotilla. Isn't that just like them? And they wonder why it's hard to speak with Israelis. I can't believe this U.N.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ashkelon Hit
The Arab League's Political Sin

Hamas is so angry with the Arab League which met in Cairo for giving Abbas the green light to engage in peace talks with Israel that today they fired a Grad rocket into Ashkelon, Portland, Oregon's sister city, which sits 7 miles from Gaza and contains 125,000 people. It crashed into a residential area and hit cars and an apartment complex. Several people are suffering from shock and had to be treated.

Last week they shot 4 Quassam rockets and 2 mortar shells into the Negev.

Hamas said it was their political sin to pass this decision. The Aza Din al-Kassem Gazan Terror Group claim responsibility.

Go to the website below to see pictures of the destruction.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another Ship Attempts to Break Blockade of Gaza
Audacity of Hope-American

by Adam Chandler of J

The Audacity of Hope from America is getting ready to sail
An initiative is under way to add an American ship to the effort to break the IDF blockade of Gaza.The vessel, to be named The Audacity of Hope after US President Barack Obama’s best-selling book, is being organized by an American group called “US Boat to Gaza.” It is expected to sail in the fall.The links to Obama do not end there. Prof. Rashid Khalidi, director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a friend from Obama’s time in Chicago, is among the supporters of an appeal launched by the group last week.

This news was also shown on Fox News today. I wonder if it made other news stations. People are always pooh-poohing Fox News, but then I never see news about Israel on other stations unless a huge crisis is happening. Thank goodness for websites that confirm what I see on Fox News.

I think this is the height of chutzpa. Khalidi is a Palestinian and friend of Obama. I wonder what will happen now if Israel has to intervene once again and board this ship.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Palestine: Too Big A Risk
Commenting on Mort Zuckerman's viewpoint of a two state solution
Israel is being asked to take such a huge risk in advancing the idea of a two-state solution. Creating an Arab Palestine right alongside of Israel is an act of suicide.
First off, there is no unification of the two aspects of Palestinians. They are of opposing views and power, with Abbas in the West Bank subject to the force of Hamas's Gazan terrorism. There is no organization that can stop this terrorism except Israel itself.
The area is too small. It's like moving in a nestful of hornets under your bedroom window and expecting them to stay in place. Sooner or later they'll find the hole and crawl through like they did at my mother's home.
You just cannot rely on U.N. peacekeeping forces. They turn tail at every little provocation. They've done it every time so far.
What makes me so angry is that when Israel left the Gaza in 2005 Bush wrote a commitment that the US would recognize Israel's right to secure, recognized and defensible borders. Obama reiterated this pledge when campaigning but since then has disavowed it. Clinton has said that the pledge didn't become part of the official position. Obama and Clinton ignores the fact that this was in the 242 Resolution and Bush unequivocally provided guarantees to Sharon if we withdrew from Gaza. How soon they forget or ignore! The Bush letter has approved by both houses of Congress but our present administration repudiates it. This reminds me of the days of Indian treaties that were broken by our government. So Israel has lost its trust of our government. At least I have in regards to Israel's well being.
I've read in other sources that there are many Arabs living in East Jerusalem that are very happy being Israeli citizens. They wouldn't have it any other way. Perhaps that has to be the solution to this mess for the disgruntled Arabs there. Somehow the West Bank Arabs must come under the jurisdiction of Israel and become good citizens as these others are. They have more freedoms and know they are better off. Someday down the pike, things like their own state could be considered if they find it's so necessary. However, first and foremost, Israel's security has to come first. We can't allow another area to be in terrorist hands that can destroy Israel.
Reference: Prerequisites for a two-state solution by Mort Zuckerman: I hope you read this one-it's terrific.

Friday, July 23, 2010

UN coming Down on Israel But Not North Korea

Israel had to board 6 foreign ships coming into Gaza which might all have been carrying weapons for the Gazan Arabs who have been firing missiles at Israel for the past six years plus. The last ship, the biggest, attacked the Israeli sailors who in turn when defending themselves happened to kill about 11 of these terrorists. It was done in self-defense. It was noted on videos.

Israel held their own inquiry, not trusting the U.N. to do so fairly due to the last Goldman report on the Gazan : Operation Cast Lead when Israel after taking 6 years of constant attacks turned around and went into Gaza militarily but was reprehended by this South African Jewish judge from the United Nations.

The United Nations, however, is continuing to hold another inquiry with prosecutor De Silva speaking for them. I have a very strong feeling that it will not be fair or honest. The United Nations is top-heavy with Arabs.

I note that North Korea recently sunk a South Korean ship. This act killed 46 sailors. The United States is having a four-day drill starting on Sunday, and this is Friday. We have been threatened by North Korea. All that I see done to North Korea are sanctions. Are there any UN investigations on them?

Resource: N & S Korea.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Israel's Partner, Chairman Abbas

by Nadene Goldfoot
Do I see any chance of peace with this partner? President Mahmoud Abbas became the head of Fatah because he was an underling of Yasser Arafat. He was formerly known as Abu Mazen. People think of him today as a moderate because he has broken away from Hamas, who is still fighting against Israel. Being Arafat's first deputy, he was an engineer of Palestinian hate eduction, still being used by terrorists.
He has a Ph.D from Moscow University. That's Russia, not Idaho His thesis was Holocaust Denial. He was trained by the KGB and managed the logistics of the Munich Massacre in 1972 of the 11 Israeli athletes. No wonder he praised the organizer of that slaughter yesterday when he passed away. (See yesterday's blog article).

As a clever man, he planned PLO ties with communists until 1989 against interests of all; Israel, America and even Arab interests. Up to 1993 he worked with Hamas.

In the 70's and 80's he tried to topple the Christian regime in Beirut resulting in the 1976 invasion of Lebanon by Syria and civil war. 200,000 died and hundreds of thousands became refugees from this. The PLO murdered 300 US Marines in 1983 on the US Embassy and Marine Headquarters in Beirut.
Jordan had a war with Palestinians who just about took over their state. King Hussein had to deal with their "Black September Movement when they tried to usurp his government. Nevertheless, he has married a Palestinian lady whose parents were immigrants to the states.

Yesterday Abbas stated to the other Arab states that if they fight Israel, he is in favor. He said that the Palestinians cannot fight Israel alone. He doesn't want the "West Bank"-which is Judea and Samaria-to be destroyed again. Was he trying to instigate them? Here Netanyahu is speaking with Obama and he's challenging other Arabs to attack Israel.

Funny, but all the Arab states tried this back in 1948 for starters and failed. Then the Palestininas, much fewer in number at that time, hoped for the same reward. They were told that the Arab armies would take over Israel and then they could take over their homes. Looks like to me that they're hoping for a repeat performance with a different ending. So what about having some peace, Abbas? How good is your word? Possibly this man is the only choice we get. I don't see him as having any feeling for Jews, in fact of all Arabs he would seem to have the least respect. To me it's so irrational to have such a thesis and believe in it with all the facts out in the open proving the opposite, and to have been done in Russia of all places. If he behaves sincerely about peace, I would think that he's just a very good actor. Time will prove his intentions, as his resume shows otherwise. Yesterday's actions were not headed in the right direction.

As Dr. Daniel Pipes said in his article, When will we stop deluding ourselves that Abbas and the PA seek anything less than the total elimination of the Jewish state? What disaster must occur before we open our eyes to reality?

Reference: PMW Bulletin Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Daily News: Background on Abbas; A Viable Partner for Peace?

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Fatah Palestinian Honors Killers of Israelis
by Nadene Goldfoot

King David's old empire of bible days has been reinstituted in a tiny section of it known as the state of Israel. After 2,000 years of patience, hard work and near extinction, Israel was born in 1948 as the world's only Jewish state. By September 5, 1972, Israelis attended and participated in the Munich Olympics, a sport event taken from the Greek Olympics. However, because our state and athletes were Jews, a Palestinian terror organization, Black September, kidnapped and murdered 11 of the athletes and coaches. Oudeh, or Abu Daoud, planned the attack and was never remorseful for it. He just died before his 70th birthday.

Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Fatah group honors and glorifies this Daoud as a Palestinian hero and role model. This is not the first terrorist who has killed Israeli citizens who has been honored by Fatah. Abbas has expressed pride in training Hezbollah terrorists, sent greeting to Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prisons and funded a computer center named after Dalal Mughrabi where 37 Israeli civilians were killed.

Fatah honors killers of Israelis and yet expects to be Israel's neighbor. What sort of neighborliness can I expect to see from this close association? This is who Obama is pushing at Israel. Netanyahu is expected to negotiate with this person.

Israel just altered the Gazan blockade allowing in just about everything except articles that can be used against Israel, yet Hamas makes no bones about wanting Israel wiped off the map which has been their stand from the get go, before Israel had to create a blockade. Israel is always the one to give without receiving any promises in return, or promises that are valid, anyway.

Has there been a turnaround preparing Palestinians living in Judea and Samaria to be good neighbors to Israel? Has there been any type of programs of inducing people to get along, or any change in their educational program such as books to show something other than hatred which they now have? Abbas, as a role model, is showing the very opposite in glorifying these killers. That wouldn't get him an invite to my house.
Comment: 6pm Tuesday evening: Netanyahu even commented to Obama today that a political settlement of peace, coupled with security and prosperity "requires that the Palestinian Authority prepare its people for peace--school, textbooks, and so on."
Speaking about Christian evangelicals helping Jews with their grapes in Samaria, Palestinians got into a fight with them and said this about it, "“These people are filled with ideas that this is the Promised Land and their duty is to help the Jews,” said Izdat Said Qadoos of the neighboring Palestinian village. “It is not the Promised Land. It is our land.” There is much history to explain to these Palestinians.

Resource: PMW Bulletin Abbas honor mastermind of Munich Olympics massacre: "Wonderful brother, companion" from Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik.
The White House Office of the Press Secretary: remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in Joint Press Availability.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Talks Between Mahmud Abbas of Fatah and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

by Nadene Goldfoot

I see that Netanyahu wants direct talks with Abbas and is going to Washington to talk to Obama once again. Abbas now wants to talk about the borders and security. That's a new pitch. What I understand that Fatah wants is all of Jerusalem, so I suppose that his idea of a border will encompass our capital and all of Judea and Samaria. Information is that they want their side to be free of all Jews. This is going to be some very interesting but short talk. The last thing I want to see is Israel losing Jerusalem or any of the Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria. We have over one million Arab citizens in Israel. I think Abbas can live with our Jewish population if he tries hard enough.

Fatah wants everything right now. They're been fighting against Israel for 62 years but now they have decided they want a state and want it right now and they want what they want or else. So far they haven't comprimised on anything so what is in the works now?

Besides that, what are they going to do about Hamas? Hamas wants Israel gone, period. Are they suddenly going to take leadership from Abbas? Are we just to deal with Fatah?

To show faith in what kind of neighbors Hamas and Fatah will be, this is the type of hype they are now spreading. "Mufti of Palestinian Authority, Muhammad Hussein: "The Al-Aqsa Mosque is threatened by the plans of the enemies of Allah (the Jews), who have violated all faith and religious laws and even deviated from their humanity." The Muslims have created libels of all sorts about this Mosque with the latest picture of a Jewish man eating the mosque. The site that includes the mosque (along with the Dome of the Rock) is also referred to as al-Haram ash-Sharif or "Sacred Noble Sanctuary", a site also known as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, the place where the First and Second Temples are generally accepted to have stood. Widely considered as the third holiest site in Islam, Muslims believe that Muhammad was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to al-Aqsa during the Night Journey on a white horse.

Before any agreements should be made by Israel, they should get the Palestinians to agree to stop feeding their people lies about Jews and about Israel's history. I spoke with a friend who found out that the Arabs have no idea of the history of the Jews with Jerusalem. They are almost in shock when they find out. No peace will come about when one side is spoon-fed such continuing lies.

I also have a plan. I think that we should make a trade with Iraq. In Iraq are the Kurds who really deserve to have their own state. They also are the closest to Jews through dna of any other peoples. "Shortly before war ended in 1988, the Iraqi Kurdish village of Halabja was exposed to multiple chemical agents, killing about 5,000 of the town's 50,000 residents . After the incident, traces of mustard gas and the nerve agents sarin, tabun and VX were discovered." They still live in want and are treated as less than 3rd class citizens. The Kurds could be Israel's neighbors and let the Hamas and Fatah people go live where they have been in Iraq. Then they can be altogether again. Let Iraq deal with them. There have been large shifts of populations before. I think this would be a very intelligent one.


Wikipedia: Al-Aqsa Mosque Palestinian Media Watch about Al-Aqsa libel.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Judea and Samaria Under Attack by NY Times Comumnist

Nadene Goldfoot
A disliked term for ancient Judea and Samaria, taken to erase the memory of who it belonged to, is West Bank, used by most Americans. Nicholas Kristof just wrote a scathing article about the area that needs an intervention of understanding history.

First, he calls Israel's living in much of the area, "occupation," which is inaccurate and distasteful. Israel took control in 1967 in a war of self-defense. Arabs continued to reject peace offers. The future of this area is still under negotiations and Israel has a claim to the territory as valid as that of the Palestinians, maybe better.

This is a territory in dispute, not an occupied territory. Under international law, true occupation happens when land has been taken from a recognized sovereign. The last one to fit that bill was the Ottoman Empire, not these Palestinians. Jordan and Egypt control was never recognized by the international community. There never has been a sovereign state of Palestine anywhere.

His sarcastic comments belie facts of history. Israel bought land, they didn't steal it. Israel was created by the United Nations, so it's real. Nobody gave Israel a rose garden for starters. They had to fight mosquitoes and swamps to make a state. What are the Palestinians doing?

Resource: The two sides of a barbed-wire fence by Nicholas Kristof at
Comment: Shaul Bloom 7/3/10-He writes that the Bedouin village of Umm-al-Khain is denied building permits and is off the grid…

Ummm… does he realize that this is how most Bedouin’s CHOOSE to live? In most cases, they do NOT own the land on which they place their “ramshackle tents and huts”. They are squatters! (referring to Kristof's first example).