dinsdag 2 september 2014

Bennett in Gush Etzion

Isis affiliated Alnusra islamic terror group Take Golan Crossing

PHOTO: Mortar shells from Syria land in Israel’s Golan Heights, as Syrian government forces battle Al Qaeda-linked jihadists just across the border.

An Al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel group seized control of the Quneitra Crossing between Israel and Syria on Wednesday.

Israeli authorities ordered farmers and other civilians in the northeastern part of the Golan Heights to evacuate earlier in the day, as Syrian government forces battled the Al-Nusra Front near the border region.

As the fighting raged, a number of mortar shells landed in Israel, and wayward gunfire from Syria wounded an Israeli army officer. The IDF responded with targeted artillery fire.

The Al-Nusra Front has repeatedly acknowledged its allegiance to Al Qaeda. At one point, al-Nusra was working together with the Islamic State (formerly ISIS), but the two groups later began fighting one another when Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi tried to force a merger.


Al-Nusra Front veroverd grenspost op Golan

donderdag 28 augustus 2014

Make Gaza the Israeli Riviera of the Middle East

By Moshe Feiglin

Ashkelon, a Jewish town near Gaza

The collapse of support for PM Netanyahu (from 82% during the ground incursion in Gaza to 38% today) was to be expected. The job of every state and head of state is to provide his/her citizens with security. If the security of the citizens is compromised, the leadership loses support.

All those disappointed people, however, must understand the dynamics of their worsening security situation. If you would ask them if they believe that there is no choice but for Israel to annex Gaza and turn it into an Israeli city, like Jaffa, most would look at you as if you were hallucinating.

So although there is definitely a problem with our leadership, the public is looking in the wrong place for a solution.

Since Oslo, most Israelis believe that the Oslo two-state solution will alleviate Israel’s security problems. But the Oslo mentality is the root of the problem. The public cannot expect Netanyahu to conjure up a solution from within this faulty consciousness.

I am completely opposed to an Israeli invasion of Gaza if it is only to retreat once again or to rule colonial-style over the Arab population. I am opposed to any temporary solution that will endanger our soldiers.

Israel must conquer Gaza and help its residents to emigrate. Their other option would be to live there with a solid Jewish majority. Gaza must become a thriving Israeli city – the Riviera of the Middle East – with modern tourism, high-tech and all the amenities of a modern city. This is the only realistic solution.

There are 4 elements to my plan:

1. Israel must recognize that this is our land, not theirs - Gaza included. No more talk of the Oslo two-state solution. One state for one People.
2. The IDF must conquer Gaza according to all the Western military doctrines.
3. Encourage and provide aid for Arab emigration. Instead of the nearly trillion shekels that Israel has invested to date in the Oslo two-state solution, we can invest in an emigration basket to allow the Gazans to relocate with financial security. Financially secure immigrants are welcomed in most countries.
4. Encourage aliyah to Israel and Jewish settlement in Gaza. Within the next decade, we will be seeing 1.5 new Jewish immigrants to Israel. Our demographic situation is excellent. Encourage veteran Israelis and new immigrants to make their homes in Gaza and make it flourish.

This is the only pragmatic, realistic solution on the horizon. To accomplish it, we need leadership that believes that this is our Land.


woensdag 27 augustus 2014

Rockets Strike Ashkelon House, 50 Hospitalized

A Hamas rocket scored a direct hit on a home in Ashkelon at about 6:30 Tuesday morning, causing light injuries to six members of the family that lives in it and to dozens of residents of nearby buildings. 

One of them, an eight year old boy, was reportedly injured in the face by broken glass. The rocket also caused a great amount of damage to the home and caused a water pipe to burst outside the home.

The rocket reportedly slammed into the master bedroom of the home just seconds after the parents left it, to wake up their children and lead them to the safe space.

Ashkelon resident John Daly recorded the moment of impact and uploaded the video to Facebook. "Two blocks over and a direct hit," he wrote. "Alarm goes off and my cat knew we were headed to film so she went to the window with me. You can hear the sound of glass shattering up and down the street from the shockwave. The 'shaking' of the camera is from the explosive force, look at the tree - it is shaking as well."

While national news outlets initially put the number of people hurt at six, Ashkelonet, a local news outlet, was among the first to report that 50 people were brought to Barzilai Hospital following the rocket attack. Of these, it said, 21 suffered light physical injuries and 29 suffered from emotional shock. This number was later corroborated by other outlets. Most of the injuries are apparently from broken glass, as the result of windows that shattered.


Ashkelon Man Tells of 'Miraculous Escape' from Rocket Strike

dinsdag 26 augustus 2014

2 killed, 4 hurt in mortar strike on southern kibbutz

Two Israelis died Tuesday in a mortar attack on Kibbutz Nirim, near the border with the Gaza Strip, and four others were wounded.

One person was in serious condition, and three others suffered minor injuries, in the strike on the Eshkol region community.

One man died while first-response workers tried to save his life. A second man was initially listed as critical but died several hours later in hospital.

Medical care was given to the wounded as rockets and mortars fell around the kibbutz and Code Red sirens wailed.

The two Israelis killed Tuesday raised the civilian death toll in Israel in Operation Protective Edge, which entered its fiftieth day Tuesday, to six.

The Nirim attack came amid a fierce bombardment of the towns and communities of southern Israel in the hour before a ceasefire agreed upon by Israeli and Palestinian representatives took effect.

Earlier in the day, dozens were injured in Ashkelon when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in the southern coastal city.


Second Eshkol Rocket Victim Dies of His Wounds

Hollywood Heavyweights Blame Hamas for Gaza Bloodshed

A bevy of Hollywood’s leading figures over the weekend attested to the utter failure of the attempted cultural boycott of Israel when they signed a statement blaming Hamas for the current violence in and around the Gaza Strip.

Championed by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Minnie Driver, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Rogen, and Sarah Silverman, the letter read:

“Hamas cannot be allowed to rain rockets on Israeli cities, nor can it be allowed to hold its own people hostage. Hospitals are for healing, not for hiding weapons. Schools are for learning, not for launching missiles. Children are our hope, not our human shields.”

It also blasted Palestinian groups that maintain “ideologies of hatred and genocide which are reflected in Hamas’ charter, Article 7 of which reads, ‘There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!’”

In that particular clause, the Hamas charter is actually quoting from the Hadith, an authoritative collection of Mohammed's post-Koranic teachings, deeds and sayings.

The statement was signed by no fewer than 187 actors, directors, writers, agents, executives and other Hollywood personalities. It was the initiative of the Creative Community for Peace.

David Lonner, a representative for the group, told Deadline Hollywood, “There’s been a lot of confusion in the media of what’s actually going in the Gaza Strip, but for those of who go to Israel, it’s not complicated at all. So, there’s been a feeling for a while now of how to get a message across and un-complicate matters, and we think this (statement) is a step in the right direction.”


Hollywoodsterren: Hamas heeft schuld aan het geweld

And the IDF Says:

The Lie of the Israei blockade on Gaza debunked

Islamic Jihad terrorists attacking the border-crossing which provides their own Gaza civilians with goods and food:

MK Feiglin: Key to Victory in Gaza on Temple Mount

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Shalom, as a Christian-Zionist I should be (and would like to be) there with you, to worship Hashem. Because for me as a believer (in Yeshua) from the gojim, it is natural to be with you (the Jewish people).

“Don’t press me to leave you
and stop following you;
for wherever you go, I will go;
and wherever you stay, I will stay.
Your people will be my people
and your God will be my God.
Where you die, I will die;
and there I will be buried.
May Adonai bring terrible curses on me,
and worse ones as well,
if anything but death
separates you and me.”

Ruth 1:16,17.

By the way, "And your land will be my land."


Entering the Temple Mount through the Mugrabi Gate, proceeding eastward along the southern side of the Mount, various artifacts can be seen on display.

While some of these artifacts date to later historical periods, a number of these items are remnants from the Second Temple period. Some of the capitals (a capital is the archaeological term for the topmost portion of a column) pictured here are actually from the Second Temple. Sources of Jewish tradition and history record that these capitals were covered with an overlay of gold.

The orange-tinted stain on the stone is ostensibly all that is left, the effect of the elements on the gold over the millennium. However a closer examination of several of these capitals reveals a fascinating detail: remnants of bright gold that still remain on the capitals! Indeed, this is the legacy of "Jerusalem of Gold," and while the Islamic elements that temporarily hold sway over the Temple Mount deny that the Holy Temple even existed, and deny the Jewish connection to this holy site... the evidence of the past points brightly to the future.

Photographs by Rabbi Chaim Richman.


An Open Letter to Critics of Israel