It’s very windy and stormy in Jerusalem. Kipas tend to fly away in weather like that.
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Arab Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi celebrated the traditional birthday of the Muslim prophet Mohammed Saturday by hoisting a PLO flag on the Temple Mount and declaring it the capital of Palestine.
Tibi also criticized the United States for voting last week against the U.S. Security Council resolution that Israel must sign a peace treaty with the Palestinian Authority within one year based on PA demands and surrender half of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria within three years.
Police did nothing to stop Tibi.
Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch, who has said that Jewish Knesset Members should not be allowed even to visit the Temple Mount, has said nothing.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, who has called Jewish MK visits on the Temple Mount a “provocation,” has said nothing.
Lawyer Yossi Fuchs fired off a letter Saturday night to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, demanding that he act against MK Tibi just as he has acted in the past against anyone raising a flag stating ”Kahane Lives.”
Israel has declared Kahane Chai is an illegal group. Fuchs wrote Weinstein that the court has declared that the PLO is a terrorist group and argued that Tibi, by flying the PLO flag, violated the law concerning the prevention of terror.
What are the chances that Weinstein will even consider investigating Tibi?
Forecasters are more certain than ever that the prediction for snow next week is correct, and the outlook now is that Gush Etzion, the Hebron Hills and Mitzpeh Ramon will see the white stuff on Wednesday and Thursday.
It is too early to predict accumulations, but the snow will be more than flurries, which always excites panicking Israelis into rushing to the nearest grocery story to stock up for the winter.
Unlike most snowfalls in Israel, this one will not melt away so quickly, according to meteorologist Uri Batz, probably the most widely known weather forecaster in the country.
If Uri Batz says it will snow, then it will snow, plain and simple. He has been wrong in the past, but so has Warren Buffet.
He predicted Friday morning that the snow will begin Wednesday morning and besides the usual accumulations on Israel’s ski center on the Hermon, it will fall in the Galilee, Jerusalem and at higher altitudes as far south as the central Negev.
The snow will taper off during the day on Wednesday but resume in the late afternoon and continue until Thursday morning, followed by freezing temperatures that will turn the snow on sidewalks and streets into ice rinks at least until the Sabbath.
Now, after having said all that, remember this is a forecast in Israel, where the only thing certain is uncertainty.
Israeli soldiers Thursday night entered Ramallah and arrested a Jerusalem Arab youth who stabbed two Border Police at the Old City of Jerusalem last week and then fled to the seat of power of the Palestinian Authority.
The IDF found the attacker, Mohammed al-Ajiluni, hiding in a home in Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is supposed to clean out the terrorist infrastructure and show Israel how it is so responsible that Israel can count on its army, called “police” under the Oslo Accords, to protect Israel.
Israel Radio reported Friday morning that the two Border Policemen suffered light wounds in the stabbing attack near the Lions Gate.
Jerusalem Arab terrorist again struck at the Maaleh Zeitim Jewish neighborhood Thursday night and hurled three Molotov cocktails at the courtyard of apartments,
No one was injured, and property damage was minimal.
And guess what?
The attackers escaped.
A Jerusalem Arab road terror mission to attack an Israeli bus went wrong Wednesday late afternoon and an Arab woman was wounded instead.
The victim was hurt when the bus in which she was riding came under a hail of rocks hurled by Arabs in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem.
The woman was cut by flying glass, and her wounds reportedly were light.
Jerusalem district police officers threw a dragnet around the area and started hunting for the attackers.
Earlier in the day, Israel Police forces arrested a veiled Palestinian Authority Arab woman near the town of Ofra. The woman was spotted holding several rocks at the time.
During the chase by Israeli police, the Arab woman also threw away a knife she had been holding, according to a report by the Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Acharanot.
The female terrorist was eventually caught. She was arrested and taken to Binyamin Region police headquarters for further questioning.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is playing ‘chicken’ with U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli leaders.
The Arab leader, known to locals by his terrorist name, ‘Abu Mazen,’ signed papers Wednesday for the PA to officially join the International Criminal Court at The Hague. In doing so, Abbas called the bluff issued by Washington and by Israel’s government, a warning that such a step would lead to dire consequences.
The move came one day after a vote at the United Nations Security Council nixed a PA resolution sponsored by Jordan, demanding Israel withdraw its forces from all areas conquered in the 1967 Six Day War. These include much of Jerusalem, areas restored to the capital that were lost when Jordan seized parts of the city during the 1948 War of Independence.
More than half a million Israelis now live and work in the areas of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria demanded by the PA. Sites holy to the three monotheist faiths that were cleaned of the filth and garbage that accumulated during the years of Jordanian occupation are also situated therein.
“There is aggression practiced against our land and our country, and the Security Council has let us down; where shall we go?” Abbas said dramatically in a speech delivered from his headquarters, the Muqata, after signing the Rome Statute – the founding charter of the ICC – and 21 other international treaties and conventions.
“We want to complain to this organization. As long as there is no peace and the world does not prioritize peace in this region, this region will live in constant conflict. The Palestinian cause is the key issue to be settled.”
The fly in the ointment here is the fact that the Rome Statute stipulates once a nation has joined the Court, it then also becomes culpable for the crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide committed by its own government as well. Abbas may well have signed the death warrant for the Palestinian Authority all on his own, without the United States or Israel ever having had to do a single thing.