web analytics
October 22, 2014 / 28 Tishri, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Israeli police forces last week prevented Knesset members and Jewish activists from reclaiming ownership of a Jewish-owned Jerusalem property that had been illegally settled by local Arabs.

Dozens of activists flanked by two Knesset members attempted to enter Shoafat to reclaim a five-acre Jewish property on behalf of the site’s owner, identified as private Israeli citizen Eliyahu Cohanim, who had given the group power of attorney over the site. Cohanim said he had been dismayed that Arabs were constructing illegally on his land and that the Palestinian Authority was planning to build in the area.

The Israeli government over the years has done little to stop rampant illegal Arab construction in northern and eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem, which now have Arab majorities. Hundreds of acres of the land in question are legally owned by the Jewish National Fund, or JNF, which purchases property in Israel for the stated purpose of Jewish settlement.

As the Jewish activist group congregated near Shoafat, policemen reached the area to prevent the activists from entering the largely Arab-occupied neighborhood, stating they had a court order barring Israeli Jews from entering the site without police coordination.

National Union Knesset Member Aryeh Eldad charged that police “help the Arab criminals who build on Jewish land in Jerusalem and instead of destroying the [illegal] Arab houses, they prevent the owner of the land in Jerusalem from going into the land.”

Eldad’s colleague Knesset Member Effie Eitam accused the Israeli government of “dividing Jerusalem” by not allowing Jews into an Arab-occupied, largely Jewish-owned neighborhood.

The incident has major political implications, since it involves an area widely expected to be handed over to the Palestinian Authority as a result of Israeli-PA negotiations aimed at forming a Palestinian state.

Huckabee Gets It Right

The division of Jerusalem is “unimaginable” and a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the “wrong answer,” said former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee during a fact-finding tour of Israel this past week.

“Israel is surrounded by nations in various states of war with the Jewish state. Because of the limited footprint of real estate they have, it’s not practical for Israel to give up any land. The two-state solution is no solution, but will cause only problems,” Huckabee told this column.

Huckabee’s tour was sponsored by the Jerusalem Reclamation Project or American Friends of Ateret Kohanim as well as private U.S. Jewish donors. (See front page story.)

Bullet-proof Terrorists

U.S.-provided bullet-proof vests have reached Palestinian security forces in the West Bank, including units in which known terrorists serve, WorldNetDaily has learned.

The U.S. last week received a green light from the Israeli government to provide standard-issue police flak jackets to security forces from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah organization, which has had many members undergo advance U.S. training in recent months.

Israel had delayed the transfer of the flak jackets for almost a year, with defense officials citing concern the protective gear could fall into the hands of terrorists.

A senior Palestinian security official told WND the U.S. flak jackets have been delivered to Fatah’s Preventative Security Service and Force 17 forces in the northern West Bank and should reach forces in southern West Bank areas, such as Hebron and Bethlehem, by next week.

Many members of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization, including much of the group’s well-known leadership, serve openly in Fatah security forces. Since November at least five Israelis were murdered by Fatah security officers who are Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades terrorists.

Unfriendly Skies

Israel has general information that Hizbullah may be looking to shoot down an Israeli aircraft over Lebanon, according to informed security sources.

The sources believe Hizbullah, aided by Iran, is in the early stages of acquiring advance radar and anti-aircraft missiles that could threaten the Israel Air Force. They said Hizbullah has made importing and setting up the anti-aircraft system top priority and could easily bring missiles in along active Syria-Lebanon smuggling routes, or even through Lebanon’s international airport.

During the 2006 war, Israel dominated the Lebanese skies. Since then, Israel has been carrying out regular flights over Lebanon for intelligence purposes.

Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily.com. He appears throughout the week on leading U.S. radio programs and is the author of the book “Schmoozing with Terrorists.” 

About the Author: Aaron Klein is a New York Times bestselling author and senior reporter for WND.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is KleinOnline.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Chaye Zisel Braun
Funeral for Chaye Zisel Braun Underway [photos]
Latest News Stories
Chaye Zisel Braun

The funeral for Chaye Zisel Braun began at midnight Wednesday night.

Car in Light Rail Runover

Al-Shaloudi was the nephew of the former Hamas chief and bombmaker Mohiyedine Sharif.

Aftermath of the vehicular terrorist attack at the light rail station near Ammunition Hill, Jerusalem, Oct. 22, 2014.

Arab media describes Hamas vehicular terrorist attack as ‘Palestinian ‘shot dead’ by Israeli police.’

Clashes in Silwan

Police tried to reach the home of the driver in Wednesday’s attack.

Hundreds of Jewish leaders from around the world who are part of the Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Governor will convene in Ashkelon, one of Hamas favorite targets for rockets and missiles, next week. The Board had been set to meet in Mexico as part of its annual rotation amongst the world’s Jewish communities, […]

With all due respect to the IDF, since when is drug smuggling not linked to terror?

A demonstration by 10,000 in Isfahan for women’s rights has morphed into a protest against Iran’s regime.

Syria says it bombed the jets as they were landing in Aleppo.

The baby that was injured in the suspected terror attack this evening died in the hospital.

The train company’s video of the event in Jerusalem that left 8 people injured.

Haifa-based Elbit Systems won an $88 million from an unnamed Asian country for various projects, most of them for an F-5 aircraft avionics upgrade program and the supply of electro-optic and communications systems, Elbit announced Wednesday. The F-5 fighter jet has been in operation for more than 40 years four decades, and is used by […]

Wouldn’t be a lot easier if fanatic Haredim would simply charter their own planes?

One dead, 8 injured, 2 seriously when a car (purposely?) drove into a group of people waiting for a train in Jerusalem.

Please see this article for the latest update. Updates as soon as available. UPDATE 4, 6:42 p.m. Israel Time: Official word from Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld, Israel Police Foreign Press Spokesman is that nine people were injured by a vehicle which struck people at the light rail station. The shots people heard were ones fired at the […]

A Canadian soldier was injured after being shot on Canada’s Parliament Hill.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/quick-takes-news-from-israel-you-may-have-missed-142/2008/08/20/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: