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Denmark’s Boycott Bank Linked to North Korea-Iran Ballistic Missiles Sales

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

When JewishPress.com reported on Denmark’s Danske Bank’s “boycott” of Israel’s Bank HaPoalim, we pointed out the curious fact that Danske Bank actually doesn’t do any business at all with any Israeli bank, leading one to wonder about the motivations for their announced boycott.

You may now stop wondering.

David Goldman of Pajamas Media uncovered a 2009 Wikileaks cable in which it exposes that Danske Bank provided financial services to Tanchon, a North Korean company that sold ballistic missiles to Iran.

FOR DENMARK ONLY: — We previously raised with you in March 2006 our concern (REF L) that Tanchon Commercial Bank maintained a correspondent account with Den Danske Bank AS- Copenhagen. According to April 2009 Bankers Almanac information, Tanchon still maintains that account.

The US State Department had warned Danske Bank about their providing services to Tachnon in 2006, and the bank apparently chose to ignore it, despite the “legal and ethical” issues it raised.

Only in 2010, did Danske Bank state that it finally stopped doing business with Iran.

Nothing we’re aware of, about them not doing business anymore with North Korea.

Either way, so much for that moral high ground they were claiming.

Rare Look into IDF Simulated Takeover of Hezbollah Post (Video)

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The IDF has released an exclusive video that offers a rare glimpse into advanced combat training to defend Israel against Hezbollah.

The footage shows the elite Combat Engineering Battalion 601 in a simulated takeover of a Hezbollah position. The simulation prepared soldiers for the moment of truth against Hezbollah, simulating the takeover of a terrorist stronghold and an attempt to kidnap Israeli soldiers.

Hezbollah continues to arm itself with long-range missiles and other weapons capable of striking any part of Israel. The terrorist army in southern Lebanon, armed by Syria and Iran and financed by Tehran, has an estimated 80,000-100,000 missiles.

The Israeli Air Force has carried out pre-emptive bombings of several convoys of advanced Soviet-made missiles that were destined for Hezbollah from Syria.

The IDF has developed sophisticated methods to stop Hezbollah, whose size and strength have grown dramatically since the 34-day Second Lebanon War in 2006.

“The best way to maintain our readiness and remain sharp is to train,” said the battalion’s commander, Lt. Col. Yanai Manor. “We try as much as possible to simulate events that could occur in reality.”

Fatah Official Visits Iran

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Jibril Rajoub, a senior leader in the Fatah party headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, visited Iran Tuesday, the first time a PA official has traveled to the Islamic Republic in several years.

He told Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Fatah “will not stop the resistance until the establishment of an independent Palestinian government.”

If one is known by the company he keeps, the Obama administration might want to take notice. Rajoub, whose official position is head of the Palestine Football Association, said last year that if the Palestinian Authority had a nuclear weapon, he would like to drop it on Israel.

Erdogan Says Iran is ‘Turkey’s ‘Second Home’

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran, which he called “our second home.

The ayatollah in return “described the current brotherly and friendly relations between the two countries as unparalleled in recent centuries,” Iran’s official Press TV reported.

Erdogan apparently has made another about face in his roller coaster policies of foreign relations. He once shunned Iran like the plague and then embraced the Ahmadinejad regime as well as Syrian President Bassar al-Assad after ditching Israel, its longtime friend.

When the Obama administration clamped tight sanctions on Ira, Erdogan kept his distance from Tehran. Now that Washington has gone back to “engagement” despite Iran’s stated aim of enriching enough high-grade uranium that could be used to make a nuclear weapon, Erdogan hastily beat the pat back to Iran with his eye on energy.

“It is obvious that we import crude oil and gas from Iran, which are strategic energy sources, and we [will be] able to increase the volume of these imports,” Erdogan said in Tehran. “Today we had a good chance to review bilateral ties.”

Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News reported, Despite claiming Turkey is not seeking any new deal with Iran ahead of his departure to Iran, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız, who accompanies the prime minister during his visit, admitted the intention for such a new agreement.”

Iran was Turkey’s third largest export market in 2012, and Ankara used gold and silver exports to buy Iranian natural gas and oil.

IDF Says 170,000 Enemy Missiles Pointed at Israel

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The head of IDF Intelligence said on Wednesday that enemy countries have 170,000 missiles ready to be fired on Israel, a threat that is worse than the Iranian nuclear program.

The numbers have been known before the sum total was announced by Intelligence Director Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi. It has been reported dozens of times that Hezbollah has anywhere between 60,000 and 100,000 missiles It also is a given that Syria, Hamas and Sinai terrorists have an arsenal in the tens of thousands.

Kochavi, speaking at a security conference in Tel Aviv, also said that cyber warfare is the greatest revolution in warfare since the invention of gunpowder and that Israel.

Netanyahu Says Deal with Iran Left It 6 Weeks Away from the Bomb

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The interim deal between the major world powers and Iran left the Islamic Republic “six weeks from a nuclear weapon,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told a conference of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv Tuesday night.

He has previously said that the goal of should not just be to stop Iran from manufacturing a nuclear weapon but rather should make sure it does not have the capability to produce one.

Neturei Karta Spy for Iran Sentenced to Four Years in Jail

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

A Jerusalem court Tuesday approved a plea bargain between state prosecutor and 47-year-old Neturei Karta member Yitzchak Bergil that puts him in the slammer for four and a half years for trying to spy for Iran last summer.

Bergil had flown Berlin in 2011 to drop into the Iranian embassy with the intention of sending it information that he was to gather in Israel. He told Iranian officials he wanted to speed up the goal of non-Jews taking over Israel, fulfilling Neturei Karta’s creed that the Jewish state should not exist until the Messiah comes. He even said he was prepared to “kill a Zionist.”

So pretend it is Purim and you are dressed up as an Iranian official, sitting in your plush embassy office in Berlin with a picture of the Ayatollah peering over your shoulder. This Jew dressed in black steps up and says, “Hi, guy. We got something in common. We both hate Israel. Gimme a gun and I will kill one or two of them for you.”

Purim or not, your first reaction would be to call the nearest mental hospital.

That is more or less what the Iranian officials did. They told him that he was obviously acting out a stunt so he could claim asylum, not an insane asylum but political asylum.

Bergil returned to Israel but did not give up his expression of hate taught by his Neturei Karta rabbis.

Bergil apparently lives in a movie. He acted out his spy act as much as he could and kept pestering the Iranians, using public phone booths and Internet cafes.

The indictment against him does not reveal whether Tehran did itself a favor and told the Mossad to get the guy off their case and put him in a padded cell or if the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) simply caught up with him on its own.

Bergil told investigators he acted “out of a hatred for the State of Israel” and, yes, out of the love for money that he hoped Iran would pay him.

He really should thank Israel for giving him the chance to think things over four plus years in a jail cell. He will meet some interesting Zionists there along with a few Arabs who are serving time for everything a Jew does against the law, which now includes working against the Jewish state.

But the real culprit is the Neturei Karta movement itself and its rabbis. If they stayed outside of Israel, that’s one thing.

But to live in the Zionist state, preach anti-Zionism and to live a life if hatred against fellow Jews is something else. Of course, it all is done in the name of God, so it’s okay.

Here are a few of Neturei Karta’s adventures the past few years:

– Meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he was president of Iran;

– Attending a Holocaust conference in Iran;

– Helping raise funds for an ambulance for Hamas;

– Marking in Jerusalem to receive visiting President Barack Obama with a message to save “the entire Holy Land From the grip of the Zionist bandits;”

– Marching arm in arm with Yasser Arafat;

– Participating in memorial services for Arafat in Ramallah; and

–Congratulating Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Ra’ad Salah for a courtroom victory against being deported from Britain.

Hatred is evil, and those who preach it are more evil than those who learn.

The wrong person was put in Jail, but Bergil’s teachers, so successful in showing off their achievements, are on their way to self-destruction, because, if they read the Torah, the Holy Land of Israel spits out those who defile it.

Treasury’s Cohen to Turkey, UAE to Talk Iran Sanctions

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen, the top Obama administration official monitoring Iran sanctions compliance, will visit Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

The Treasury Department announcement Monday casts this week’s visit in the context of making sure nations still comply with the main sanctions even as a number of sanctions have been removed while talks, known as the Joint Plan of Action, or JPOA, are underway between Iran and the major world powers aimed at keeping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

“Undersecretary Cohen will discuss the limited and temporary sanctions relief provided under the JPOA and continued enforcement of existing international economic sanctions against Iran,” the Treasury statement said.

Cohen and other Obama administration officials in recent weeks have pushed back against claims that the talks will relieve pressure on Iran and have noted sanctions enforcement.

A number of reports have said that several nations, particularly Russia and Turkey, are exploring enhanced business ties with Iran in the wake of the talks.

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