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September 22, 2014 / 27 Elul, 5774
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SodaStream May Close Maaleh Adumim Factory

Monday, September 1st, 2014

The Israeli firm SodaStream, which has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, is considering closing its factory in Maaleh Adumim when its spanking new plant north of Be’er Sheva begins operation next year.

CEO Daniel Birnbaum told the Israeli economic publication The Marker that the company, which makes home soft drink machines, will make a decision in the next two months.

Birnbaum said the decision would be based solely on economics.

“The considerations will be purely financial, and do not include the European boycott on manufacturing in the territories,” he told the Marker. “Nor will they include the various calls to boycott products of the company because of its location in Maaleh Adumim. The boycott is a nuisance, but does not cause serious financial damage. We are not giving in to the boycott. We are Zionists.”

Birnbaum is not throwing a spin on a possible move out of Maaleh Adumim. The Negev plant is being built almost adjacent to a new interchange of Israel’s high-speed north-south Kvish 6 highway. The new location places SodaStream within an hour from Ben Gurion Airport.

The company could consolidate its operations in whole or in part from the Maaleh Adumim plant. SodaStream also has plants in Ashkelon, the Galilee and 20 others around the world.

It already fired between 100 and 200 workers at the Maaleh Adumim plant, where most of its 1,100 employees are Arabs from Israel and Judea and Samaria.

The plant in the Negev will employ a considerable number of Bedouin.

The company was in the news following the signing of actress Scarlett Johansson as a spokeswoman and the ensuing controversy over its West Bank factory. Johansson resigned as a global ambassador for Oxfam over her position with SodaStream.

 

The Looming Bedouin Intifada

Friday, August 29th, 2014

On July 7, 2014, the residents of the Negev town of Omer learned a painful lesson on the subject of abnormal Bedouin psychology. They witnessed the true nature of these purported “noble denizens of the desert” when an estimated 150-200 enraged Bedouins descended upon the town. They certainly weren’t there to sell cheap fabric and carpets. They hurled rocks and molotov cocktail bombs at cars. A local district judge discovered the power of these explosive cocktails, when one of these incendiaries blew up his car. (Note: When the media uses the term “molotov cocktails” it sounds like a mixed drink. Molotov cocktails are bombs!)

Earlier attempts to reach the police were unsuccessful. And so, a preventable Arab riot occurred, because no one in the precinct picked up the phone. Now Omer isn’t Tel Aviv or even Beersheba. There were no other emergencies. The only emergency was the impending bedouin riot that could and should have been prevented!

On this occasion, the riot received coverage. The July 8th issue of The Jerusalem Post featured an article, “Beduin attack in Negev town shocks residents,” which reported on this latest Bedouin riot. I found the headline a bit histrionic. Shocked? To quote the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, who understood Arabs more than any tenured leftist professor at Ben Gurion University; “I’m always shocked when people are shocked.” This is nothing new. Naive liberals take years to see what intelligent, self-respecting, people already know. The Bedouins hate Israel and view us as thieves.

Not surprisingly, Omer’s clueless mayor, Pini Badash, expressed shock when he was interviewed by The Jerusalem Post:

“We sought coexistence with the Bedouin and now it blew up in our face.” Literally.

Strangely enough, Bedash admitted that Hamas and the Islamic Movement were behind the attack and that their influence on the Bedouins was growing. An anonymous Omer security official concurred. So why was he shocked?

In 1981, Rabbi Meir Kahane was sitting in Ramle Prison under the immoral orders of the infamous Administrative Detention Order, used by the British to break the spirits of Jewish heroes. He took advantage of the situation and authored his critical work, “They Must Go!” which documents the Arab demographic threat to Israel. In the preface, (pg. 1-2) he noted the following, which speaks volumes about Israel’s judicial system:

“On my right was a Bedouin Arab, imprisoned for the rape and murder of a Jewish girl in the Negev area of the country.The possibility of his having been apprehended would have been slim if not for the fact that he added greed to his original sin. Having buried the body in a well, he applied for the reward by contacting the police to say that he had “discovered” it. Incredibly, his life sentence had been reduced, and he was preparing to go home after having served a mere eighteen years.”

The Bedouins of Israel

Not surprisingly, many Jews are astounded when they read about such incidents, which usually don’t make the papers. If they are given attention, it is in the form of a blurb on page 100 of the local paper. Such an image is contrary to the one of the “happy” Bedouin that Jewish organizations and the Israeli government like to propagate. The mythology that Bedouins are “good Arabs” who love Israel. Such patronizing does nothing to convince the Bedouin about how he feels.

Most Jews have no understanding of the true Bedouin nature, which stands in opposition to the fictitious romanticized version that celebrates them as charming throwbacks to an ancient time. The mentality of the Bedouin is based on the violent blood code of the desert: strength and ruthlessness. A defective morality that might see your host feed you fruit and tea in his tent, and then butcher you that same night under the desert moonlight. The diligent researcher can find a treasure chest of horror stories of Bedouin atrocities that are rarely given proper media coverage. For centuries, Bedouin tribes butchered each other, as well as strangers who were unfortunate to cross their path. In much of the Middle East, this ancient code continues. Declaring yourself an “Abrahamic brother” to a hostile Bedouin tribe will not instill any familial sentiment in their hearts. They will butcher you.

Solidarity

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

An Israeli-Arab Bedouin Sheikh arrives at Beer Sheva Saroka hospital yesterday to distribute flowers to wounded IDF soldiers.

Each flower had a note attached to it, “We’re all in this together”.

Shabbat Roundup: 2 Soldiers Killed in Infiltration, 1 Bedouin Killed by Rocket

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Motzei Shabbat: Cleared for publication.

In a terror attack on Shabbat morning (Shabbat), Gaza terrorists emerged from a tunnel in the Be’eri region and attacked an IDF jeep, killing 2 IDF soldiers.

Sgt. Adar Bresno (20) Nahariya HY”D

Major Amotz Greenberg (45) from Hod HaSharon HY”D

The Hamas terrorists were planning to massacre the citizens of a nearby town.

One of the nine terrorist was killed. The rest managed to escape.

The terrorists were wearing IDF uniforms.

The army believes there may be as many as 20 more tunnels like these entering into Israel.

Additionally, in fighting today in Gaza, 2 IDF officers were seriously wounded, 3 officers and 1 soldier were moderately wounded and 5 soldiers were lightly wounded in battles with the terrorists.

A soldier was wounded on Saturday evening by an IDF tank’s active defense system which activated when an RPG which was launched at the tank. Apparently, the soldier was outside the tank and was seriously wounded by shrapnel. The soldier was transported to Soroka hospital in Beer Sheva for treatment.

 

70 Hamas terrorists have been killed since IDF ground troops entered into Gaza. 34 tunnel entrances have been discovered, 5 of which had already reached under the Gaza border, and into Israel.

Hamas terrorist launched a large number of rockets over Shabbat towards the Tel Aviv area and the rest of Israel.

One of the dozen rockets aimed at the Dimona nuclear reactor killed a Bedouin near Dimona, Aluj Aday (32). Hamas is hoping to hit the reactor and cause a nuclear holocaust in Israel.

That rocket at Dimona also injured two additional members of the man’s family, including a small boy and a baby.

 

The IDF discovered multiple terror tunnels in Gaza, during searches yesterday and today, as well as homes lined with explosives:

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

 

Tunnel in Gaza 3

Hamas Scores Rocket ‘Success’ and Seriously Wounds Israeli Bedouin Girls

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Hamas succeeded in wounding two Israelis with rocket fire Monday evening, but the victims were Bedouin sisters, ages 10 and 13 or 15, depending on the source.

One of the girls suffered serious in her stomach, and her sister was hurt with moderate injuries in her leg. Both girls are being treated at Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva.

The sisters live in rural villages between the Bedouin city of Lakiya and the Jewish community of Omer, located north of Be’er Sheva.

Hamas or other terrorists fired three rockets at the Be’er Sheva area, one of which was downed by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. When there are multiple attacks, the Iron Dome is activated at missiles that are more likely to explode in a  densely populated area.

Will Hamas brag to the Gaza population and to international media that it succeeded in hitting two little Bedouin girls?

Or perhaps it will accuse Israel of purposely letting the rockets explode so that non-Jews could be wounded.

Even Israel does not have the technical capability to carry out that morbid idea since the distance between Omer and Beit Lakiya is only two miles?

There are two gas stations, a McDonald’s outlet and a high-tech industrial center between the two locations.

Sure enough, the mayor of the Bedouin city of Rahat, east of Lakiya, complained that the Bedouin villages in the area ”have become the backyard of the country, which is neglecting them.”

Interesting.

He would be right for complaining that Israel has not made sure that Lakiya and other legal Bedouin villages have proper bomb shelters except for the fact that all houses built with a permit must have a protected room.

Bedouin often do not worry about little details such as getting a legal building permit and are even less concerned with building a protected room, but more interesting is that the mayor woke up only now.

Where was he for the past 10 years when Israel neglected all of the Jews, and Bedouin, who suffered from more than 15,000 rocket and mortar shell attacks from Gaza until the government of Tel Aviv retaliated when the industrial heart of the country and the homes of their owners were threatened by missiles?

BGU Students to Protest Incitement

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Students at Be’er Sheva’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev are planning to “light a candle to illuminate the darkness” and fight incitement against local Arab students.

In an announcement posted on Facebook, the students cited threatening letters sent to fellow Arab students and graffiti declaring “Death to Arabs” that prompted them to schedule the demonstration of solidarity, set for 9:00 pm at the entrance to the university’s dormitories.

The move comes in the aftermath of the murder of a 16 year old Arab teen last week, and in response to the ongoing Arab violence that is spreading rapidly around the country — and sparking a growing anger by Jewish youth who are rapidly becoming sick of being victimized by Arab terror attacks.

Three Israeli teens who were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists on June 12 have yet to be caught by Palestinian Authority forces, although the alleged murderers of 16 year old Muhammad Abu Khdeir were taken into custody by Israel within days.

“All are invited, regardless of affiliation,” the announcement said. “Let’s show the public that students at Ben Gurion University have a clear stand against violence and incitement.

“Such actions undermine the most basic foundations of democracy and we must condemn them wherever they occur – especially when they occur at home, under our very noses.”

This is particularly relevant at BGU, inasmuch as the university has been extremely proactive in programs to integrate Bedouin students with Jews and others. BGU has been at the forefront of the educational system to help advance the education of Bedouin children and promote higher education in the Bedouin world. The university has the highest Bedouin-Jewish student ratio in the country.

Moreover, Jewish communities in the Negev – most of which are small are located quite far apart from each other – likewise live with the approximately 250,000 Israeli Bedouin who currently populate the Negev.

IDF Gets Tough on Soldiers Guilty for Gaza Terrorist Infiltration

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

The IDF has thrown out two soldiers and intends to try officers for security failures that allowed a Gaza terrorist, armed with a grenade, to infiltrate into the Western Negev earlier this week.

An alert civilian security officer spotted and apprehended the terrorist before he could stage an attack that apparently was intended on residents in the community of Yated.

The army investigation discovered several lapses in security, and corrective measures were implemented immediately, the military said.

Disciplinary action was taken against the Bedouin Desert Patrol Battalion commander, one company commander was reprimanded, and the army removed a deputy commander and operations officer from their positions.

The terrorist could have inflicted a serious attack if he had tossed the grenade at a school bus, which is how the Southern Command viewed a possible result of the sloppy behavior of the soldiers whose patrol did not identify the infiltrator even though he walked for approximately two miles after crossing the security fence before dawn on Sunday. The patrol received information that the fence may have been crosses, but the soldiers searched in the wrong area.

The terrorist is believed to have acted on his own.

The IDF immediate IDF investigation contrasts with the delayed and feeble reaction of the police to the recklessness of one or more officers who ignored the frantic call from one of the three kidnapped youth that they had been abducted.

The failure of the police to inform security forces cost the IDF and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) several hours, during which time the terrorists were able to take their victims to an unknown destination.

Security forces were not alerted until one of the fathers of the abducted youth pleaded with the police to realize that his son had not arrived home from his yeshiva in Gush Etzion.

 

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-gets-tough-on-soldiers-guilty-for-gaza-terrorist-infiltration/2014/06/26/

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