World to Israel: Surrender before it's too late:
The international community -- including some Israeli pols, American Jews and the media -- are pushing hard. The Obama administration isn't making things any easier.
A penetrating analysis that considers claims against Israel's legitimacy.
Over the past several years, a growing number of patriotic Israelis have begun to despair. We can't stand up to the whole world, they say. At the end of the day we will have to give in and surrender most of the land or all of the land we took control over in the 1967 Six Day War. The world won't accept anything less.
The Arabs, the UN, the Obama administration, the EU, anti-Israel American and Israeli Jews, university professors and the legions of self-proclaimed human rights organizations in Israel and throughout the world allege these Israeli communities are illegitimate - because by doing so they weaken Israel as a whole.
If Israel is convinced that it has no choice but to bow to these people's demands, - they will not be appeased. They will simply move on to the next easy target. Israeli Jewish communities in the Galilee and the Negev, Jaffa and Lod will be deemed illegitimate. (Caroline B. Glick, Jewish World Review, March 12, 2011).
'PM told Abbas Israel demands to hold 40% of W. Bank'
Shaath says Netanyahu refused to hold any discussions with PA until it recognizes Jewish state; EU countries to recognize Palestinian state.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas some five months ago that Israel demands that 40 percent of of the West Bank remain under its control for an extended period, Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Shaath said on Friday, according to Israel Radio.
Shaath added that Netanyahu also said he wouldn't listen to one word from Abbas and not a word about borders or refugees until the Palestinians agree to recognise Israel as a Jewish state and about its security needs, Israel Radio reported.
He added that France and other European Union countries were weighing putting forth their own peace initiative in the near future (JPost, 03/04/2011).
"And because they tried the LORD, saying: 'Is the LORD among us, or not?' Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim (Exodus 17:7-8, “rafu yedeihem” - "their hands became weakened” – they stopped occupying themselves with the Torah).
"God sent Amalek against Beneh Yisrael in response to their questioning His providence. God essentially told the people, “I took you from Egypt, split the sea for you, drowned the Egyptians, provided you with daily manna – and you ask whether I am with you?”
The war against Amalek is the war against doubts and questions surrounding our belief in God. In fact, the numerical value of the word Amalek, 240, is the same as the numerical value of the word “Safek” – doubt" (Rabbi Eli Mansour).
So, do you believe in the Redemption of the Jewish people from the (weakened) hands of their enemies?
"I believe with perfect faith that all the words of the prophets are true” (6). "I believe with perfect faith that the prophecy of Moses (Deut. 4:27-31, Ch. 30) is absolutely true...” (7). "I believe with perfect faith that the dead will be brought back to life (Daniel 12:3, Isaiah 26:19, Ezekiel Ch. 37, Song of Songs 8:5, Isaiah 66:8, Zechariah 14:4-5) when G-d wills it to happen" (13). (The Rambam's 13 Principles of Jewish Faith).
Europeans Pressing New Proposal on Mideast Peace
- Britain, France and Germany want the UN and the EU to propose the outlines of a final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state, UN diplomats said. The three countries are pressing for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the EU to propose a settlement text at a meeting in mid-April of the Quartet of Mideast mediators. Putting the job in the hands of the EU and the UN would sideline the U.S (AP).
"And Mordechai would not kneel or bow" (Esther 3:2)...
He was firmly resolute in his faith. And this aroused Haman’s ire, and led him to seek to destroy the Jewish people. As a descendant of Esav and Amalek, Haman was committed to waging war against the faith of the Jews. "wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews" (3:6).
VIDEO: Today's Haman Booed at Megillah Reading Outside Iran UN Mission:
"Ahmadinejad: Remember What Happened to Haman" was one of the many signs held aloft on Sunday afternoon, March 20th, as close to 500 Jews gathered on Purim day for a public reading of Megillat Esther, the Scroll of Esther, held outside the Iranian mission to the United Nations on Manhattan's east side...
Rabbi Avi Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale addressed Obama, saying, "When you weaken Israel, you weaken the United States. When the United States ambassador to the United Nations states that Jewish settlements are illegal you create an atmosphere in which the gruesome murders of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar can take place"..
Speaking of the innocence and love of 11-year-old Yoav Fogel, ZTK"L, Rabbi Weiss read
the words that hung over the slain child's bed
: "May it be Your will, Lord G-d and G-d of our forefathers, that I love every one of Israel as myself, and to graciously perform the positive commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself. May it also be Your will, Lord G-d and G-d of my forefathers, that you cause the hearts of my friends and neighbors to love me fervently, and that I be accepted and desirable to everyone, and that I be loving and pleasant, and that I be gracious and merciful in the eyes of all who see me."
UNITY "Our message to the remaining members of the Fogel family and to all our brothers and sisters living in Eretz Yisroel is the same message declared by Queen Esther who said, "gather all of the Jews', all decent people and cry out, "We stand with you!"
He reiterated the words of devotion uttered by 12-year-old Tamar Fogel who said after the funerals of her parents and siblings;
"Now, I will be the mother"
and called upon all of Klall Yisroel to become active participants in raising this family and all others who are suffering.
"Just as we read in Megillat Esther (Ch. 9), we have the power to turn this tragedy in Itamar around", said Rabbi Weiss (INN, 03/21/11).
The Fogel family. Udi, Ruti and their three children Yoav (11), Elad (4), Hadas (3 months) were murdered by knife on the eve of Sabbath, March 12, 2011.
Hadas, Hadasa was
the Hebrew name of Esther, the heroine of the Purim story. Hadas means "myrtle," one of Sukkot's "four varieties". The myrtle leaf is shaped like an eye - representing God's watchful eye over Queen Esther and over his chosen people...
"Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings You have established strength because of Your adversaries, in order to put an end to enemy and avenger (Psalm 8:3, 44:10-27). Uncorrupted Torah knowledge is the 'strength' God has 'established' for man, so that he can refute and silence enemies of truth.
Leviticus 26:25 says: "I will bring upon you an army that avenges the avenging of a covenant, and you will gather into your cities. I will incite the plague in your midst, and you will be delivered into the enemy's hands," The avenging here will be because you broke My covenant, the Torah. See Isaiah Ch 1:19-20.
"You are my King, O God, command the salvations of Jacob. With You, we will gore our adversaries (Deut. 33:17, Num. 23:22), with Your Name, we will trample those who rise up against us. For I do not trust in my bow, neither will my sword save me. For You saved us from our adversaries and You put our enemies to shame..." (Psalm 44:5-9). See
"In the Scroll of Esther, where G-d's name isn't even mentioned, we had only one thing we could rely on - each other. With disaster impending, the Jewish People united, fasted, and prayed together as a diverse and unified nation... It is something every Jew around the world can rely on without a doubt - always. Our love for each other. Worth reading: From Mourning the Fogels to Preparing for Purim by Jeremy Gimpel.
stirreth up strifes; but love covereth all transgressions" (Proverbs 10:12).
Psalm 106:23 "He (GOD) intended to destroy them [and would have] were it not that Moses, His chosen one, stood before Him in the breech to return His wrath from destroying." See Exodus 32:7-14, Deuteronomy 9:7-29, Numbers Ch. 14.
And Iran's President Ahmadinejad, the anti-Zionists and the whole World imagine that they are able to destroy Israel? Never!
'500 Jews a Day Lost to Assimilation' : According to Jewish Agency data, in the United States only one Jewish child out of seven is educated in a Jewish school. In Russia, there are 800,000 people eligible to make aliyah. The Jewish Agency currently sends roughly 400 teachers to schools and campuses worldwide each year, and another 1,500 representatives to Zionist and Jewish camps, where they reach an estimated 14,000 participants.
Agency officials would like to do more. MK Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz, filling in for the head of the Education Committee, challenged Sharansky, “If the Prime Minister were to give you a huge budget and ask you to save the Jewish people, would you be ready?” Sharansky replied that his agency has plans for how to boost its programs if it were given one billion shekels a year, a four-fold increase over its current budget (INN, 01/25/11).
According to the 1990 National Jewish Population Study, fewer than 30% of Conservative Jews kept kosher homes, and most of the youth polled deemed it acceptable to marry non-Jews.
Snapshot of American Jewry (
The rate of intermarriage is rising, but at a steady pace, with 47 percent of today's Jewish newlyweds marrying non-Jews. This is a 4 percent increase from 1990.
Of all American Jews currently wed, one-third are intermarried.
Intermarriage runs highest among the young and among men.
The greater one’s Jewish education, the less likely one is to intermarry. 43 percent of those who lacked any Jewish education intermarried, 29 percent among those who had one day per week of Jewish education intermarried, 23 percent of those who had part-time Jewish education intermarried, and only 7 percent of those who attended Jewish day school or yeshiva intermarried.
Tthe recent American Religious Identification Study (ARIS), whose results were presented in Jerusalem on August 6, 2009, shows that the percentage of American Jews who identify as "religious" dropped by more than 20% since the National Jewish Population Study. According to ARIS co-author Professor Barry Kosmin, "Since 1990, half of all marrying American Jews have married non-Jews, with the result being that there are two new mixed households for every homogeneous Jewish one."
(Institutionalized Assimilation, INN, 09/16/09).
PM Halts Anti-Assimilation Campaign Aimed at Israelis in the US:
Prime Minister Netanyahu personally intervened to halt a campaign that warned former Israelis of the dangers of assimilation (INN, 12/3/2011).
Ezekiel 20:32-33 "But what enters your mind shall not come about, what you say,
'Let us be like the nations, like the families of the lands, to serve wood and stone.'
As I live, says the Lord God, surely with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with poured out fury, will I reign over you."
An example of this "outpoured anger" in modern times was when the proportion of assimilated Jews in Europe rose to over 50% in the 1930's, provoking a fury that while indiscriminately wiping out six million Jews, religious and non-religious, also indirectly lead to the establishment of the State of Israel, a huge ingathering of the exiles and the ongoing Torah revival that is taking place in our generation (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum).
In Nehemiah Ch. 9 we can read about the Israelites separating themselves from foreign wives and children, and presumably from foreign ways of thinking as well.
Special Aid for New Olim from Tunisia Approved: The Cabinet approved special assistance for new immigrants from Tunisia Sunday, as the plight of Jews in the North African country pushes dozens of families to immigrate to Israel. In a press statement, the Cabinet noted that there has been a worsening in the attitudes of Tunisian authorities and society toward the Jewish community. The situation is exacerbated by the difficult economic conditions in the country since the revolution, the government stated.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "We know that there is real distress among the Jews of Tunisia, many of whom would like to immigrate to Israel. We will increase the absorption basket in order to allow them to do so. Israel is the state of the Jews. It cares for Jews wherever they are; those who are here and those who would like to come here." (INN, 03/27/11).
Poll: 87% of Israelis Believe U.S. Jews Are Essential to Israel:
A new survey conducted among the Israeli public has found that an overwhelming majority of Israelis believe that the American Jewish community is essential to the existence of Israel (INN, 03/22/11).
Zechariah 13:8-9 "And it shall come to pass, that in all the land (earth), saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on My name, and I will answer them; I will say: 'It is My people', and they shall say: 'The LORD is my God.'
According to Metzudas David, the "land" refers to the whole world, and the "two parts" refer to all the other nations, who are included under Edom and Ishmael, while the "third" that will be left refers to Israel. Rashi interprets the "third" that will be left as those members of the other nations who will convert. There is approximately six million Jews living in the US... See
MK Orlev: Education for Adults and Youth Are Key to Jewish State:
The existence of the Jewish nation is the only justification for the existence of a Jewish state, says MK Zevulun Orlev, and unfortunately, there is a plague of Jewish ignorance raging in Israel... (INN, 02/09/11).
"Pinchas son of Elazar son of Aaron the Priest TURNED AWAY MY WRATH from upon the Children of Israel in his zealousness. THEREFORE SAY: I HEREBY GIVE HIM MY COVENANT OF PEACE" (Numbers 25:11-12).
Pinchas' valor lay in standing up for what is right and true even though it flew in the face of the prevailing orthodoxy, and he was in mortal danger of getting lynched. Pinchas did not flinch from stating the Torah law, even when it was unpopular, and for this he was given G-d's Covenant of Peace" (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum).
Numbers 25:13 "It shall be for him and for his descendants after him [as] an eternal covenant of kehunah (priesthood), BECAUSE HE WAS ZEALOUS FOR HIS GOD AND ATONED FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL."Pinchas saw...arose from the congregation, and took a spear in his hand...and he killed the Israelite man, and the Midianite woman...and the plague ceased from the children of Israel (Num. 25:6-8). Pinchas made it known, and he was the one to carry it out. And so, we learn in [Tractate] Zevachim [101b],“Phinehas was not made a kohen until he killed Zimri.”
The Hebrew for "atone" also means "cleanse." Pinchas INTERVENED to stop- not only the plague, but the
immoral behavior of the people. He "cleansed" them and allowed them to be atoned for. In other words, he did not atone FOR THEM, but BROUGHT THEM TO A SITUATION OF ATONEMENT.
Simply, the "covenant of peace" relates to a Kohen's role, which is one of peace (there are various rituals he performs which bring peace of mind to an individual, peace to a family etc., (Rabbi Shishler). See
'Covenant With Levi'
The word "atonement" can refer to leaving behind an inferior spiritual status and moving up to a higher one (Exodus 29:33).
Rabbi Elon: Do Not Think You'll Be Safe in the King's Palace:
Equating Iran's Grand Ayatollah Ali Khameini with the famed genocidal anti-Semite, Haman of the Book of Esther, the Unity Coalition for Israel has released a video message from Former MK Rabbi Benny Elon for Purim. The video is intended to alert viewers to the the genocidal potential of a modern-day "Haman" scenario wherin the Jewish people are again theatened with annihilation from Persia (Iran). (INN, 03/21/11).
Maybe Queen Esther would face the same threat as the other 'assimilated' Jews since she was married to a non-Jew?
"Who would arise to atone for error, to gain forgiveness for our ancestors' sins? A blossom bloomed from a lulav branch - behold!Hadassah stood up to arouse the sleeping..."
"The rose of Jacob was cheerful and glad, when they jointly saw Mordechai robed
in royal blue.
You have been their eternal salvation, and
their hope throughout generations. To make known that all who
hope in You will not be shamed; nor ever be humiliated, those taking refuge in You.
Accursed be Haman who sought to destroy me (Genesis 12:3), blessed be Mordechai the Yehudi... blessed be Esther (who sacrificed) for me..." (From the blessings said after the Megillah reading).
Zechariah 3:1-7 "And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the LORD said unto Satan: 'The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan, yea, the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee; is not this man a brand plucked out of the fire?'
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And he answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying: 'Take the filthy garments from off him.' And unto him he said: 'Behold, I cause thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with robes.' And I said: 'Let them set a fair mitre upon his head.' So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments; and the angel of the LORD stood by.
And the angel of the LORD forewarned Joshua, saying: 'Thus saith the LORD of hosts: If thou wilt walk in My ways, and if thou wilt keep My charge, and wilt also judge My house, and wilt also keep My courts, then I will give thee free access among these that stand by."
"The discussion centered around Yehoshua ben Yehozadak who was designated to serve in the new Temple. This dialogue reflects that the ordained high priest was seriously faulted for an offense to the priesthood. The Sages explain that Yehoshua was judged for failing to involve himself in his children's choice of marriage. Unfortunately, the Babylonian exile took its toll upon the Jewish nation and corrupted their moral fiber. Their constant exposure to the Babylonians broke down basic barriers and numerous intermarriages occurred. Yehoshua's offsprings were party to this mind set and married women forbidden to them according to priesthood standards. (Targum and Rashi ad loc).
This incident reveals a unique dimension of Hashem's judgement and compassion. In truth, Yehoshua was at fault for his children's behavior and conceivably should have forfeited his esteemed position. However, Hashem focused on Yehoshua's outstanding merit as an ember spared from the fire. The Sages (Sanhedrin 93a) explain that the wicked Nebuchadnezar tested Yehoshua's faith and merit and casted him into a fiery furnace. Yehoshua was miraculously spared thereby displaying his supreme level of devotion to Hashem. Hashem argued that every fiber of Yehoshua's being was devoted to Hashem and deserved careful consideration. Although Yehoshua was faulted for his children's behavior he received a second chance and regained his status of the High Priest.
We learn from this Hashem's appreciation and response to devotion. Yehoshua totally dedicated himself to Hashem's service and thereby earned his privileged status. Yehoshua's devotion brought him into Hashem's inner circle and earned him special appreciation. Hashem views His close ones through the perspective of devotion and affords them special privileges. After proving their total loyalty to Hashem their subsequent service becomes invaluable. Such pious people bring credit to Hashem by their mere existence and will undoubtedly increase this credit a thousand-fold through their continuous service to Hashem. Although they may be imperfect their quality of devotion surpasses all and renders them the most worthy candidates for his service " (Rabbi Dovid Siegel, Shabbos Chanukah).
Helen Thomas: Modern-Day Haman?
Former journalist Helen Thomas told an interviewer for a pornographic magazine recently that her anti-Zionism is fully intended.
The 90-year-old modern-day Haman was fired from her long-time job as a White House correspondent for Hearst Corporation for virulently anti-Israel remarks.
Thomas claimed she has nothing against Jews in her latest diatribe. “I think they're wonderful people. They had to have the most depth. They were leaders in civil rights. They've always had the heart for others but not for Arabs for some reason. I am not anti-Jewish; I am anti-Zionist.” (INN, 03.20.11).
Where is the Jewish heart for Arabs? Mohammed Nabil Taha, an 11-year-old Palestinian boy, died this week at the entrance to a Lebanese hospital after doctors refused to help him because his family could not afford to pay for medical treatment. Taha’s tragic case highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who live in squalid refugee camps in Lebanon and who are the victims of an apartheid system that denies them access to work, education and medical care.
Last year alone, some 180,000 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip entered Israel to receive medical treatment. Many were treated despite the fact that they did not have enough money to cover the bill.
In Israel, even a suicide bomber who is only (!) wounded while trying to kill Jews is entitled to the finest medical treatment (
Where’s the international outcry against Arab apartheid?
by Khaled Abu Toameh, JP).
IDF, settlers save Arab baby:
After massacre, settlers help bring new life into world: IDF forces and local paramedics helped save the life of a Palestinian woman and her newly born infant Wednesday, at the settlement where Fogel relatives are sitting Shiva for the five Israelis brutally murdered last week.
Just as IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz arrived in Neve Tzuf to offer his condolences, a Palestinian cab raced towards the community's entrance. In it, soldiers and paramedics discovered a Palestinian woman in her 20s in advanced stages of labor and facing a life-threatening situation: The umbilical cord was wrapped around the young baby girl's neck, endangering both her and her mother.
Meanwhile, ambulance driver Orly Shlomo raced to the scene. "We joined the military paramedic and helped him cut off the umbilical cord…without the medical treatment, the fetus and woman faced genuine life danger," she told Ynet. "It was touching, but I couldn't help but think that a few meters from there, people were sitting Shiva for another baby, who was murdered," she said. "I was touched to see the face of the new baby, but I also thought about the face of the murdered baby."
Gadi Amitun, who heads the Magen David Adom team at Neve Tzuf, said this was not the first time settlers assist Palestinians in distress... (Ynet News, 03.17.11).
AUDO: Life's Tests:
A7 Radio's "Lazer Beams" with Lazer Brody. This vital lesson teaches how to pass life's tests with honors.
"You shall remember what Amalek did to you on the way, when you went out of Egypt, how he happened upon on the way and cut off all the stragglers at your rear, when you were faint and weary, AND HE DID NOT FEAR GOD" (Deut. 25:17-18).
One option the Torah offers for ”wiping out the memory of Amalek” is to teach them the Torah and the fear of God. See
"English translations tend to be charitable. The phrasing here in Hebrew is ambiguous. However, we know that Amalek doesn't fear G-d. This accounts for his brazen crimes against G-d's people."
Photos: Terrorist Attack at Jerusalem Bus Station:
First photos of the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Jerusalem, killing one elderly woman and woundng 50 others, one seriously. The terrorist escaped (INN, 03/23/11).¨
Video: One Dead in Blast at Jerusalem Bus Station
Bomb Exploded at ‘Blast of a Kiosk’
re-named (so) after a 1993 suicide bombing that destroyed it. The kiosk owner’s brother-in-law saved dozens Wednesday by keeping them away as he called police to report a suspicious object. It blew up in the middle of the conversation (INN, 03/23/11).
Call to Pray for Wounded in Jerusalem Terror Attack:
At present, eleven of them are still in the hospital and two are in still listed in serious condition. A worldwide call was issued asking people to pray for their quick and complete recovery. In Judaism, it is customary to say Psalms and mention in the prayers that they are dedicated to the recovery of the injured person, who is called: his/her given name the son/daughter of his/her mother (INN, 03/25/11).
Islamic Jihad, Hizbullah Praise Attack in Jerusalem:
While Palestinian Authority leaders condemned it and Hamas remained silent...
President Barack Obama expressed his condolences to Arabs, including at least four terrorists, killed in IDF’s retaliation on Tuesday for
massive mortar and r
ocket attacks on southern Israel
He also reacted to Wednesday’s bombing in Jerusalem, stating, "I condemn in the strongest possible terms the bombing in Jerusalem today, as well as the rockets and mortars fired from Gaza in recent days. "Together with the American people, I offer my deepest condolences for those injured or killed. There is never any possible justification for terrorism..." (INN, 03/23/11).
US Intelligence Report: Hizbullah a Socio-Political Movement:
U.S. intelligence report to characterize Hizbullah as a political entity with terrorist capabilities, David Ignatius of the Washington Post reported on March 18. The distinction, which will appear this year's National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), removes the focus from Hizbullah's long pedigree as a paramilitary terrorist organization and Iranian proxy in favor of viewing it as a social and political movement despite its ongoing involvement in terror. (INN, 03/23/11).
Obama's Muslim Brotherhood romance:
Barack Obama is, after all, a man of the left, and the left is always charmed by adversarial terrorist forces that seek to do harm to free democratic societies. Thus, helping to pave the road for the Muslim Brotherhood to take power in Egypt is only to be expected from America's
radical in chief
. The Muslim Brotherhood is, after all, an influential Islamist organization and the ideological forebear of Hamas and al-Qaida. Its top objectives are to implement Shariah law and to annihilate Israel. Once it comes to power in Egypt, it will bring Khomeini-style killing fields to purify all non-Muslim infections.
The historical record is simply there for anyone who has an honest interest in the psychological makeup of the left. Leftists have prostrated themselves before despots throughout history – during the whole Cold War and now vis-à-vis jihadists in the terror war. When a despot like Osama bin Laden, Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr, Mao Zedong or Fidel Castro wields totalitarian power and metes out sadistic punishment, it is an act with which a leftist yearns to identify (World Net Daily, February 05, 2011).
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who acts as Fatah's spokesperson, and advocates for a reconcilliation between the terrorist organizations Hamas and PA/Fatah- both, which over and over again has stated that they will never abandon the 'armed struggle, Jihad' against Israel, strongly condemned the bombing as a "terrorist act" and said it was counter-productive for the Palestinian cause.
"It is disgraceful ... and greatly damaging to the struggle ... that there is still a Palestinian party that insists on these actions and the disgraceful scenes under empty slogans that are no longer valid for our people," he said in a prepared statement. "These actions are in contravention with the legitimate quest to obtain freedom by peaceful means," he said
(Jerusalem blast leaves 1 dead, dozens injured, CNN, 23. March, 2011).
PA Double Talk on Honoring Terrorist, Jerusalem Bombing:
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a media watchdog group that monitors the media in the Palestinian Authority, reported once again on Sunday about the duplicity of the Palestinian Authority leadership.
Once such incident in the report revolves around the
naming of a square
in Ramallah after Dalal Mughrabi, the female terrorist who led the Coastal Road Massacre in March of 1978 which ended with 37 Israelis dead, including 13 children.
Rabbi Wolpe: Abbas is a War Criminal:
Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe of the Land of Israel Task Force said on Wednesday in response to the terror attack in Jerusalem: "Before [PA Chairman] Abbas can revive the third intifada as did his predecessor Yasser Arafat, he should be declared a war criminal who commits crimes against humanity and be treated accordingly." Rabbi Wolpe noted that this is the same Abbas who was responsible for the murders of the Israeli athletes in Munich and the twenty-two children of Maalot. "This arch-murderer is getting encouragement for the intifada from the Israeli government's talk of a Palestinian state," Wolpe said (INN, Mar/23/11). See "Ambassadors of Peace"
State Department Legitimizes Terror by Eli E. Hertz:
To whom did the Obama administration grant permission to fly the Palestinian Liberation Organization [PLO] flag in Washington D.C.? The answer: Palestinian Arabs -
A society whose overwhelming majority nurtures a blind hatred of Israel, and has created a cultural milieu of vengeance, violence and death. This organization, which has been directly responsible for the
murders of American civilian and security personnel, now has its recognition and flag waving in our capitol.
Here is just a subset of articles from the PLO Charter that the American administration has no shame to honor (RightSideNews, March 23, 2011).
"The deeper meaning of the verse is far more serious: "[Israel] did not fear G-d. " Israel that does not fear G-d is listless, rootless, impotent, a lightning rod attracting strike after strike of Amalek's hatred.
The picture drawn by Torah of the spiritual state of Israel at this one particular moment is grim enough. It is as if Israel's momentary loss of identity itself conjured up the deadly attack by Amalek. But from this we also learn that the secret to "obliterat[ing] the memory of Amalek from under the heavens" is for Israel to be unified in purpose, to care for one another, to immerse itself in Torah knowledge, to be certain of her destiny, and to fear G-d. Achieving this state of "remembering" is the key to eliminating Amalek, all the Amaleks, from this world" (Yitzchak Reuven, The Temple Institute).
Nehemiah 5:9-13 makes it clear that helping our brothers and sisters rather than exploiting and oppressing them is an integral part of
FEAR OF GOD.
Netanyahu, Barak Blamed for Plastic Bullets Shot at Gilad Farm:
Giant pictures of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak were hoisted across from the Knesset amid demands for a probe of the shooting at Jews by police at Gilad Farm (Havat Gilad). “We will not allow the severe incident at Havat Gilad, where policemen shot at Jews, to be forgotten until there is a public investigation and an official statement by the government of Israel that rifles never again will be aimed towards Jews and used to shot them,” said Benny Katzover, chairman of the Shomron (Samaria) Residents Committee... (INN, 03/06/11).