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October 25, 2016 / 23 Tishri, 5777

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Final Obama Battle Waged Against Amona Jews

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

The new, and, God Willing, final confrontation between the departing Obama Administration and the still ticking Netanyahu government appears to center on Amona, located on a hill overlooking Ofra in Benjamin Region, at the heart of the liberated territories.


Amona was founded in 1995, and has 200-plus residents — 50-plus families. Amona’s very name is a densely packed tale of occupations: it is mentioned in the Book of Joshua 18:24 as Kfar HaAmmonai, meaning Village of the Amonites, but the Amonite kingdom was well to the east of the Jordan River, so that when the Israelite tribe of Benjamin took it over, it actually liberated it from foreign occupation. A dozen or so conquests later, Amona was initially redeemed and rebuilt in 1995, not as a community but as an archeological site and the location of the Mekorot national water company’s containers. In 1996, the head of the regional council, with the support of the defense ministry, placed three caravans with young people from Ofra on the Amona hill, for strategic purposes.

Since then, and until 2005, a succession of Israeli governments invested in Amona’s infrastructure and encouraged its settlement by young families, mostly from nearby Ofra. In fact, in 2001, then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon encouraged the locals to start building permanent homes, into which they moved from the 30 or so caravans where they lived. In 2003, then Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu participated in the celebrations of opening the community’s first mikvah. There was no doubt that the State of Israel was sanctioning the Amona enterprise.

In 2004, the Amana residents completed construction of nine permanent homes. Then, in October 2004, the Israeli Civil Administration ordered the demolition of the same structures, based on complaints that the lands had been acquired illegally from local Arabs who used to graze their flocks there.

According to the Amona residents, the reason they can’t produce the proper registration of their land has to do with the Palestinian Authority law that penalizes anyone who sells land to Jews. Over the years, dozens of Arab real estate brokers who dared to sell to Jews, often through a straw man, have been imprisoned and even executed. The Jews of Amona claim they purchased most of the land from local Arabs, with the understanding that they would protect the sellers’ identity by not registering the sale.

In July 2005, Peace Now petitioned the Supreme Court, complaining that no demolition had been executed. And in November 2005, the destroyer of Gush Katif, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, ordered the demolition of Amona be carried out by the end of January 2006.

On February 1, 2006, local Jewish residents and a few thousand protesters, including several MKs, clashed with a force of 10,000 Police, Border Guard, and IDF troops. The cops were as brutal and cruel as Israel had ever seen. An estimated 300 Jewish protesters were injured. Young Jewish girls accused the cops of sexual assault.

Eventually, the nine newly built homes of Amona were destroyed.

In December 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that the entire community of Amona had to be evacuated and their homes demolished. The court has rejected an idea by then cabinet secretary and now Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit, that in cases like Amona, where government was involved in a community’s establishment, the Arab claimant be compelled to accept market value or comparable land. Most recently, Habayit Hayehudi cabinet ministers have suggested moving the Amona residents to nearby land — and that is the move which caught the ire of the lame duck Obama Administration.


On Wednesday, in an angry press release reminiscent of the Days Secretary John Kerry was first realizing there was no Nobel Peace Prize for him for fathering a new Palestinian State, the State Department “strongly condemned” the planned Amona move, stressing it violates Israel’s promise not to build new settlements. State Department’s deputy spokesman, Mark Toner, said

“it is disheartening that while Israel and the world mourned the passing of President Shimon Peres, and leaders from the US and other nations prepared to honor one of the great champions of peace, plans were advanced that would seriously undermine the prospects for a two-state solution that he so passionately supported.”

Never mind what you do to us, look what you’re doing to Shimon!

The NY Times cited Martin Indyk, Obama’s special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and, as rumors have it, President Hillary Clinton’s next envoy for the same Sisyphean chore, who threatened, as only a Jew who passionately hates the idea of an independent and strong Israel can: “At a certain point, the administration may well decide that there needs to be consequences for what it now sees as an effort to close off the two-state solution.”

For his part, Spokesperson Toner told the State Dept. press briefing on Wednesday:

“…when we see Israel carry out this kind of action – new settlement activity, announcement of new settlement activity – that, frankly, contradicts its stated goal to have or to achieve or pursue a two-state solution, it raises serious concerns and we have to publicly and privately convey those concerns to the Government of Israel.”

Then came this from Toner:

“…with regard to the UN Security Council and any action at the UN, our position hasn’t changed. We’re always concerned, frankly, about one-sided resolutions or other actions that could be taken within the UN, and we’re always going to oppose those kinds of resolutions that we believe delegitimize Israel and undermine its security.” Then, having paid the proper lip service, Toner delivered the zinger: “But we’re going to carefully consider our future engagement, if and when we reach that point, and determine how to most effectively pursue and advance the objective that we all at least claim to share, which is that of achieving a negotiated two-state solution. That work is going to continue with our international partners and we’re going to continue to make clear when we have concerns, such as we do today, with regard to Israel’s actions. We’re going to make those concerns clear to the Israeli Government.”

Do you see the veiled threat of the US deciding to support or abstain at a UNSC unilateral vote on establishing a Palestinian State?

Netanyahu heard it, loud and clear. On Wednesday night, Israel’s Foreign Ministry (PM Netanyahu is also the Foreign Minister) issued a statement rejecting the American criticism, arguing that the construction plan the cabinet initiated a week ago does not constitute building a new settlement, and, besides, “the settlements are not the barrier to peace.”

“The 98 housing units approved for the Shiloh settlement do not constitute a new settlement,” went the statement. “These units are to be built on state-owned land in the existing settlement of Shiloh, and will not alter its municipal boundaries. These housing units are intended to provide housing to the residents of Amona who must leave their homes according to home demolition orders issued by the Supreme Court of Justice.”

The Netanyahu argument will probably not persuade Toner or Kerry and Obama for that matter. Their vision inherently encompasses Judea and Samaria as Judenrein (German for “clean of Jews”), and so the argument regarding Shiloh’s unchanged municipal boundaries is meaningless to them — they hold there shouldn’t have been a Jewish Shiloh there in the first place.

Or, as Toner put it,

“…that’s particularly why we find [Israel’s] actions so befuddling, when it takes actions such as continued settlement activity that run counter to what we’re all trying to achieve here. And so we’re going to continue to press that case to them. We have a very close and very frank and candid relationship with Israel. We’re going to continue to call it like we see it, and when we see this kind of activity that we believe is counterproductive, we’re going to say so.”

Al Quds reporter Said Arikat pressed Toner:

“You keep saying that the UN is a forum that is somehow inherently opposed to Israel, while in fact, it was created through that UN organization. But let me ask you this: I mean, if this is in occupied territory, which you acknowledge, and there are laws that pertain to the occupying power’s rights and privileges or obligations under international law, why not push forward, put your weight behind what is internationally lawful in this case, and bring Israel to bear on these issues – holding it to account?”

Toner would not say, because to actually reveal what the Administration is, presumably, planning for the day after November 8 could start WW3. But there’s no doubt that, should the US decide to support a UN vote on a two-state solution, Amona, that ancient home of the invaders from across the Jordan River, will definitely play a major role in the decision.

David Israel

An Important Message From The Jews To The Gentiles About The Jewish Holidays

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

{Originally posted to the author’s blogsite, The Lid}

Well folks it’s that October time of the year again. Beginning Sunday night with Rosh HaShanah (translated as head of the Year) there are three major Jewish Holidays resulting in seven days we cannot work between the evening of October 2nd and sunset on October 25th.

Many in “our tribe” will be away from our computers for two and a half days Sunday night, all day Monday and Tuesday until an hour after sundown, As for me, as usual I will also be away from my computer on Saturdays.

Along with being the celebration of the Jewish New Year and the creation of the world by God, Rosh Hashanah begins the Yamim Noraim, the ten days of awe (that’s awe as in being God’s presence, not awwwww as in what you say when see an ugly baby– but you don’t want to insult the infant’s grandparents who are showing you pictures while you are in Synagogue during the High Holidays trying to pray).

The ten days between the first day of Rosh Hashanah ending with the final blowing of the Shofar ending Yom Kippur is a time for serious introspection, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and atone for our wrongs.

Now while we are gone, allow me to give you an important reminder–we’ve built a nice little internet here, so PLEASE behave yourselves while we are gone.  Here are a few rules to consider:

  • Don’t talk about us while we’re gone. You know that stereotype about the Jews controlling the media and owning all the banks?  If it’s true we know what you are saying on the phone, radio, and the internet…. with one phone call any one of us can shut down your cash cards and empty your bank accounts. I am not saying the stereotypes are true (or not)…but if I was in your shoes, I wouldn’t want to risk it?
  • Don’t make a mess of the place, the cleaning lady was just here, and won’t be back until after Sukkot (Oct. 25)
  •  No guests while we’re gone.
  • We’ve marked the liquor we know how much is in every bottle.  Remember, we can treat you like adults or we can treat you like kids…the choice is yours.
  •  We left some brisket and kugle in the fridge in case you get hungry.
  • If you eat the brisket and/or kugle please remember:  don’t go swimming for at least an hour.
  • And for God’s Sake!!! Please put the brisket and/or kugle back in the fridge when you are done eating. Brisket makes great leftovers don’t spoil it for the rest of us.
  • Please stop slouching.
  • Don’t run with scissors!
  • We left the phone number of where we’ll be on the side of the fridge (next to the picture of Uncle Sol an me taken before he got out of prison). Uncle Sol looked good in stripes.
  • Play Nice Together: Right now you Trumpers and NeverTrumpers hate each other, I get it we have mutually exclusive objectives. We were friends before this campaign and I love’ ya’ll despite our political differences. Thankfully most of us are still friends, and for the ones who no longer talk to us because we differer, I will be praying for reconciliation while I am at Rosh Hashana services.

Oh and one more thing…summer is over–it’s getting cold, put on a sweater and a hat you will get sick and then we will all catch it.

Thank you for understanding.

To all my friends, Jew or Gentile


Jeff Dunetz

Temple Mount Closed to Jews On the Eve of Rosh Hashana, Due to Minor Islamic Holiday

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Israel Police have announced that the Temple Mount will be closed to Jews this coming Sunday, the eve of Rosh Hashana.

Temple Mount activists condemned the decision, which they called another “surrender to the terrorists.”

A police notice tacked on the door to the Temple Mount Thursday morning said: “As is done each year, the Temple Mount will be closed to visitors on Rosh Hashana HaHajira, the Al-Hijra (1Muharram) New Year’s Day.

Al-Hijra, marks the Hegira in 622 CE, when the prophet Mohammed, founder of Islam, moved from Mecca to Medina and established the first Islamic state, marking the beginning of Islam as a monotheistic community.

It is celebrated as the Islamic New Year, but doesn’t rate as high as the two major religious festivals on the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. According to the BBC, there are no specific religious rituals required on this day.

Nevertheless, this coming Sunday evening also marks the start of the Jewish new year and is the second holiest day on the Hebrew calendar, surpassed only by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, 10 days later.

Jews consider this a time of sanctification, rededication and renewal. For the Israeli government to decide to close the holiest site in all Judaism to Jews on this day, in deference to Muslim sensitivities, is a grave move indeed.

It is important to note, however, that the Temple Mount will be open to allow Jews to visit during the Rosh Hashana holiday itself, during regular visiting hours.

Israeli Knesset members and government ministers are not allowed to ascend to the Temple Mount at any time whatsoever, under a directive of the prime minister.

Hana Levi Julian

Australian Cartoonist Crucified by Jews, Leftists, over Comparing Gay Militants to Nazis

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

On September 21, The Australian published a Bill Leak cartoon depicting militant gay rights advocates as a platoon wearing a combination Waffen-SS and gay rainbow uniforms, captioned “Waffen-SSM,” where the SSM was a reference to Same Sex Marriage. Needless to say, there were some reactions to the cartoon, and most of them not so friendly, many of them from Jews…

“No matter how strong Leak’s objections to marriage equality advocates are, to compare them to the Waffen SS, part of Hitler’s demonic regime and responsible for the murder of millions, only adds to the cynical debasement, twisting and abusing of the Holocaust so prevalent today,” B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission chairman Dvir Abramovich said in a statement, pointing out that “to draw such repulsive equations is deeply offensive, shows a gross lack of understanding of the historical truth, and only fans the flames of hatred and denomination of the LGBTI community (in Australia, the additional I refers to Intersex, and we don’t really want to know what that means). It also insults the memory of the victims, which included gay people, as well as hurts the survivors and all those who fought valiantly against the Nazis in WWII.”

The cartoon was published amid news that the Australian LGBTIQ (this acronym just gets bigger all the time) community shut down a meeting of traditional marriage groups planned for the Mecure Sydney Airport Hotel. The Sydney Anglicans, Sydney Catholics, the Marriage­Alliance and the Australian Christian Lobby were forced to relocate, because the hotel received “unsavory and threatening” attacks, possibly (the hotel won’t confirm the rumors) death threats made against staff. The hotel would only confirm that they cancelled the event because of concerns for the safety of staff and guests.

That should provide a taste of what Bill Leak was drawing about.

Nevertheless, Dayenu leader Alex Linker from the Jewish LGBTQI+ group, who stated that his grandparents and great-grandparents “lived through the horrors of Nazism,” was “insulted that Leak would compare same-sex marriage advocates to the SS without regard to all the queer and Jewish people who were decimated by SS soldiers.”

And Executive Council of Australian Jewry executive director Peter Wertheim said, “As a political cartoonist, it is Bill Leak’s job to be provocative and controversial, [but] to liken any advocate of -same-sex marriage to the perpetrators of mass murder and cruelty in the Nazi era is an inversion of history.” (Thanks to JewishNews for rounding up the above statements).

Ben Jenkins, writing in the Guardian, suggested that Leak, a controversial cartoonist if there ever was one, is saying to gay activists, “We are merely trying to have a civil conversation about a sensitive subject and are being silenced by the rabid and censorious opposition,” and so, “to that end, here is a drawing of you as a Nazi.”

However, Jenkins argued, “literally drawing a group of people that the Nazis targeted for execution as Nazis goes beyond vacuous argument and into the realm of something at the very least reprehensible and at the worst, sinister.”

That’s probably one of two valid arguments against Leak’s cartoon, the other being the old rule that whomever mentions the Holocaust first loses the debate. Except that none of the enraged hordes of leftwingers attacking Leak for his frivolous use of a Nazi imagery to make his point would be caught dead attacking similar cartoons from Iran and the Arab world, which have been contaminating the Google image bin and a myriad Facebook pages.

One is tempted to support the Bill Leak response to gay hyperactivism on the grounds of Hillel the Elder’s sage advice, “That which you do not want done to you, do not do to others.” One also wonders if the same voices who express their repulsion by the cartoon would go out of their way to condemn the reported threats of violence against anti-gay groups.


As 5777 Rolls In, Israel’s Population at 8.585 Million

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

On the eve of the Jewish new year 5777, Israel’s population is estimated at 8.585 million, not including about 183 thousand foreign residents, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics.

The Jewish population of Israel has reached about 6.419 million, constituting 74.8% of the overall population.

The Arab population is 1.786 million, or 20.8% of the overall population.

Non-Arab Christians, as well as members of other religions and individuals without religious affiliation are estimated at 380 thousand, about 4.4% of the overall population.

Since last Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s population has grown by about 172,000. The rate of growth remained at 2%, similar to previous years.

About 189 thousand babies were born in Israel in 5776, and an estimated 46 thousand passed away.

Some 30 thousand were added to the immigration balance, 25 thousand out of them new olim.

It should be noted that 5776 was a leap year, with 13 lunar months, or 385 days.


Phantom Nation – Lying About Jews [audio]

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Anti-Semitism in transformation, from Deicide to Nazism to Palestinian Nationalism

Phantom Nation 26Sept2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Neo-Nazi Leaflets Hit Jews in Florida Neighborhood [video]

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Local families in Mandarin, a neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, woke up Sunday morning to discover hate-mongering neo-Nazi fliers on their doorsteps, specifically targeting Jews, News4JAX reported.

Local residents have contacted News4JAX after finding these fliers on their driveways Sunday, on the week before Rosh Hashanah, followed by Yom Kippur. Those same residents said this was not the first time they have faced such trash outside their homes.

One neighborhood family called police after discovering the flier, only to be told that police had already launched an investigation, after another neighbor called with a complaint about the same flier.

The flier, adorned with a swastika, identifies itself as coming from the National Socialist Movement headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

That complaining family that spoke to the TV station is Jewish, and wishes to remain anonymous, but they want the authorities to send a message that these hateful fliers are unacceptable.

“It makes me mad,” said a family member. “It’s disgusting. For something like this to happen in 2016 at this point in time with everything going on. America was built on all types of people coming here, and for this to come up it’s disheartening.”

David Israel

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