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December 21, 2014 / 29 Kislev, 5775
 
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US to Supply Israel with 3,000 JDAMs for ‘Smart Bombs’

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

The U.S. Defense Department has announced it will supply Israel with 3,000 upgraded Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) kits for $82 million, Jane’s Defense Weekly reported.

The shipment will be completed by November 2016, and Janes said that the contract is a “modification to a $307.5 million award made to Boeing in October for baseline JDAM tail-kits for Morocco, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates.”

The upgraded JDAM turns unguided bombs into ”smart bombs” by using a GPS guidance system.

The Iranian-controlled PRESS TV latched on to the news for anti-Israel propaganda, which was promptly picked up by the popular Reddit site.

PRESS TV told its readers in its typical style, “The US military aid to Israel has prompted several demonstrations across the country against such deals. American protesters argue that the US taxpayer money is used for more Israeli aggression against Palestinians.”

The post on Reddit prompted some anti-Israel comments, fulfilling the goal of PRESS TV, such as:

 The Pro-Israel Lobby, headed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has been called the NRA of foreign policy lobbies, “a hard-edged, pugnacious bunch that took names and kept score.” The almost-unilateral popular support of Israel in America, not to mention the nearly $3 billion in aid the country receives every year, did not come about by accident. It’s the result of over 50 years of hard lobbying. Politicians and pundits alike are quick to support the Jewish state, and reluctant to criticize it. Pro-Israel groups such as AIPAC spent close $4 million last year, ensuring that US-Israel ties will remain strong. The Pro-Israel lobby remains one of the strongest and most influential foreign-policy lobbies in the US.

Readers noted that the report came out on Black Friday, when Americans celebrate that day after Thanksgiving by boosting the Gross National Product.

One person wrote, “More like Black Sabbath.”

IDF Chief Rabbi: Nothing is Holy to Muslims on Temple Mount except Al Aqsa

Friday, November 28th, 2014

IDF Chief Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz recently told yeshiva students that the Temple Mount has no religious significance to Muslims except for the Al Aqsa mosque.

The Kipa website published a video and partial transcript of Rabbi Rafi Peretz’s lesson to students at the Otsem “mechina,” a pre-military Torah academy.

During his lecture whose focus was on the holiness of Israel, Rabbi Peretz said, “There is no reference to Jerusalem anywhere in the Kuran, not even one hint. The Arabs simply imagine. Ninety percent of them don’t know what is written in the Kuran.

“There is an interpretation that explains something or another in the Kuran about a dream [in which the Prophet Mohammed goes up to the Temple Mount] but this is not even an interpreting but is a fable.”

He added, “The only mosque that is considered holy is Al Aqsa. Nothing else on the Temple amount has any religious significance [to Muslims]. What is the Al Aqsa mosque? It is written in the Kuran, “Make me a house of worship at the edge” – buy the intention is ‘the edge of Mecca.’

“When they [Muslims] bow down on the Temple Mount, their backs are the Temple Mount because the edge is the Saudi Arabia Peninsula.

“So what are they doing on the Temple Mount?”

The IDF spokesman responded to reports on the Torah lessons by stating that Rabbi Peretz’s remarks “were taken out of context and do not reflect his or the IDF’s position” and that “the rabbi apologizes if his words offended the Arab population.”

However, the video below, from 13:00-16:00 minutes, clearly shows the remarks were not out of context.

His apology was necessary for political purposes, and Rabbi Peretz, who spoke while in civilian clothes, probably is sorry that his lecture was publicized.

But he spoke the truth, and there is no reason to apologize for that.

Offending Muslims is not politically correct in the Western world, which is why radical Islam is taking over Europe. Next stop, the United States of America.

Rabbi Peretz’s remarks at the Torah lesson, which spoke of the holiness of the Temple Mount to Jews since the time of Avraham, highlight the core of the “Arab-Israeli struggle.”

It is not about land.

It is not about borders.

It is not even Islam vs. Judaism.

It is not even Muslims vs. Jews, because Jews simply are the front line for every other non-Muslim who stands in the way of the radical Islamic insanity to have the world for itself so it can lead it to destruction.

If radical Islam can defeat the Jews, it knows no one else has a chance.

That is why radical Islam wants the Temple Mouton all to itself.

Andi if this offends radical Muslims, I do not apologize.

Saving Flipper

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Israeli Shayetet 13 Naval commandos discovered a wounded fellow swimmer in the water, while they were doing a training exercise on Thursday morning.

The commandos helped and treated the dolphin until a marine animal doctor could arrive to help it further.

By the way, the temperature in Israel was between 52-66 degree Fahrenheit on Thursday, and these guys were in the water training.

Kol HaKavod l”Tzahal.

IDF on Manhunt for Arab Terrorists Trying to Gun Down Jewish Drivers

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Police and the IDF are conducting a massive manhunt Thursday for one or more Palestinian Authority Arabs who tried to gun down Jewish drivers in Samaria Thursday evening.

No one was injured in the attempted murders, but bullet shells were found in the area of the Doar Junction in the Binyamin region.

Despite the use of live fire, rocks still remain a popular way to terrorize drivers in the hopes of causing a fatal accident, as happened in the past. One of the favorite rock-throwing spots continues to be the village of Azoon, on the road between Kfar Saba and the communities of Ginot-Karnei Shomron and Kedumim in Samaria. Several rocks damaged passing cars on Thursday, but no injuries were reported.

The IDF frequently beefs up patrols around Azoon but usually only after attacks.

In Hebron soldier stopped an Arab driver near the Jewish community in the city and found a sub-machine gun and ammunition. The man is being questioned by security officials.

 

Hamas Gunfire Damages IDF Patrol Vehicle

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Hamas snipers fired from Gaza at an IDF routine patrol operating along the security fence early afternoon on Thursday.

No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was damaged.

The IDF responded with an artillery shell aimed at the source of fire.

Exposed Hamas Terrorist Cell a ’Drop in the Bucket’

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

The capture of a Hamas terrorist network with tentacles in Turkey, Jordan and Syria is only one of several counter-terrorist maneuvers that still remain secret, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday.

Speaking at the ceremony to rededicate David Ben-Gurion’s hut at Sde Boker in the Negev, the Prime Minister commended the Shin Bet and IDF “for foiling very dangerous terrorist actions that could have claimed many victims in our country.”

He noted that although the gag order on the two-month-old arrests was lifted, “there are many actions that remain secret, counter-terrorist actions against Hamas, which challenges the existence of the Jewish nation-state and, in effect, challenges the existence of Jews in general.”

“We are operating day and night in order to maintain the security of Israel’s citizens; the people who do this are deserving of all praise and support,” he added.

The terrorist network planned to target Jews outside the country as well in Israel.

IDF Selects First Female Commander of Navy Ship

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

The Navy has selected Captain Or Cohen to become the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander, according to an IBA report.

Captain Or Cohen currently serves as a navigation and communications officer.

Cohen will be first appointed as deputy commander of a navy vessel, and following that will go on to take the Navy’s advanced commander’s course.

Naval commander General Ram Rothberg said this is part of the decision by the Navy to further integrate women into key command positions.

Women began to serve on IDF naval vessels in 1999.

In Israel, the army and navy uses the same ranking system. Captain is the equivalent to a Lieutenant in the US Navy, and a General is the equivalent of a Rear Admiral (upper half).

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-selects-first-female-commander-of-navy-ship/2014/11/27/

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