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September 5, 2015 / 21 Elul, 5775
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Rivlin Tells Settler Leaders ‘We Need Iron Wall’ against Terror

Monday, August 24th, 2015

President Reuven Rivlin has not changed his stripes.

The long-time Likud nationalist hosted leaders of Judea and Samaria (Yesha) Monday and spoke in terms that washed away recent hints that his new office has shoved into acting like a shadow of Shimon Peres.

He praised Jews for living in Judea and Samaria and stated:

The settlement of the land of Israel is an expression of that right, our historical right, our national right, stemming from a love for the land of Israel, from recognition of our roots, which come together here.

His predecessor Peres never said such words nor did he dare visit Heron, as President Rivlin did last February to the chagrin of left-wing leaders.

In his reception on Monday of settler leaders, including Yesha chairman Avi Roeh, Rivlin called for an “iron wall” against the increasing terrorism that has plagued Judea and Samaria in recent weeks.

The mention of the word “wall” will send Boycott Israel activists and other leftists up the wall with accusations that the President was calling for what they see as a virtual “Apartheid wall,” which would discriminate against terrorists and take away their “right” to kill and main in the name of “resistance” against the “occupation.”

Rivlin said:

Over the past months and especially over the last few days, the communities of Judea and Samaria have faced very serious terror attacks….

We must be an iron wall, a protective shield, against those who seek to rise up against us. At the same time, we must remember that our struggle is not a struggle for the sake of struggle. We are fighting for our lives, for the continued growth of the settlements, a struggle for development, work, and prosperity….

I love the land of Israel with all my heart. I have never and will never give up on this land. For me, our right to this land is not a matter of political debate. It is a basic fact of modern Zionism. We must not give anyone the sense that we are in any doubt about our right to our land.

Yesha chairman Roeh said, ” We came here both to present before you the difficult situation in which we find ourselves. In Judea and Samaria, more than 400,000 citizens of the State of Israel live, for whom the development and the prosperity of the State is our daily concern. The building freeze and the halting of future planning in our communities, harms our very existence and our children’s future.”

In Defense of Ambassador Danny Danon

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The left are frothing at the mouth at the appointment of Minister Danny Danon as Israel’s Ambassador to the UN. Primarily, because he’s a rightwing ideologue, and will unapologetically represent the views of the majority of Israel’s citizens and of the current government of Israel.

The left not only hates those views, they simply can’t understand how any positions other than capitulation can be defensible to the world.

Some on the right are complaining too, considering Danon to be a thorn in Netanyahu’s side, and this is Netanyahu’s way of getting rid of his political problem, at the expense of making a nondiplomatic appointment to an critical position.

But they’re both wrong.

The Left, brought us the Oslo disaster and its subsequent terror attacks, the recent Lebanon wars, the Disengagement and the Gaza wars. There’s no need to rebut their worldview. They’ve done it for themselves.

And besides, they froth at the mouth at every rightwing appointment.

For the Right, they need to consider something important. Only two people have truly and successfully challenged Prime Minister Netanyahu over the years for leadership of the Likud, Moshe Feiglin and Danny Danon.

While Feiglin successfully challenged Netanyahu by bringing his followers into the Likud from the outside, Danon managed to work inside the existing institutions, convincing Netanyahu’s own Likud people to join his team instead.

Repeatedly Netanyahu found Danon ruling the very same internal Likud institutions where Netanyahu should have been the unchallenged leader.

It’s precisely the fact that Danon managed to be a thorn in Netanyahu’s side, building up a strong coalition of followers, right under Netanyahu’s watchful gaze, indicates Danon’s ability to quietly organize and convince people to follow him.

Our former Foreign Minister, Avigdor Liberman proved that Right-leaning diplomats, working behind the scenes, confident in our country’s political positions were able to convince other countries to vote and stand with us in the international arena.

Danon sees himself as a contender for the position of Prime Minister. I suspect Netanyahu sees that potential in Danon too. There are many similarities between the two of them.

It’s no coincidence that Danny Danon reminds people of the young Bibi Netanyahu.

The fact that Danon was able to outplay Netanyahu in his own playground, proves Danon has the skills and capabilities that will be useful in the backrooms of the UN, quietly building up coalitions that will support Israel, while forcefully defending Israel at the podium, from a position of strength.

Netanyahu appointing Danon isn’t about getting rid of a thorn, it’s about preparing another qualified candidate. A potential leader who Netanyahu may dislike now because of the challenges he creates, but one who Netanyahu also trusts over the long term because of his unwavering ideology and skills — for the inevitable day when Netanyahu decides to step down.

The Madness of President Obama

Monday, August 10th, 2015

In a recent interview on CNN, President Obama was asked by Fareed Zakaria if it was “appropriate of a foreign head of government to inject himself into an American affair.” The unimaginable chutzpah with which this question was asked is incomprehensible. How exactly is a deal with another sovereign nation that involves nuclear weapons and that affects international sanctions an “American” affair? The Iran Deal is not a domestic issue by any stretch of the imagination.

But wait, let’s back up. When Obama threw Israel under the bus last week, he said, “Every nation in the world that has commented publicly — with the exception of the Israeli government — has expressed support.” So the lesson learned is that if you agree with Obama, you may speak, but if you don’t, then you are interfering in US policy.

The truth is, Obama has been throwing Israel under the bus since before the start of his presidency. First he said, “I think there is a strain within the pro-Israel community that says unless you adopt a unwavering pro-Likud approach to Israel that you’re anti-Israel and that can’t be the measure of our friendship with Israel.” He was already taking a posture of belligerence against Netanyahu, even before Netanyahu was elected. Then in Cairo, Obama declared that in the areas liberated from Jordan in 1967, “The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop,” turning longstanding US foreign policy on its head without so much as a by-your-leave, and dictating how Israel should manage its own, actual internal affairs.

And then spake Obama. His answer to Zakaria was a snarky version of ‘well why don’t you go ask Netanyahu,’ followed by the incredulous, “I don’t recall a similar example.” Now, it’s perfectly understandable that the burden of the presidency is an enormous one, even with 186 rounds of golf to break up the tedium, but to be unable to recall a single instance where a foreign leader injected himself into US policy, or any other nation’s foreign policy for that matter? Didn’t he go to Harvard? Well, there was the Trent affair that nearly drew England into war with The North during the US Civil War. And of course, let’s not forget the $40 billion or so that the US uses in foreign aid to inject itself into foreign governments big and small. Nikita Krushchev handed out an ultimatum to both the US and France regarding then-split Germany. Just last month, Obama criticized Kenya on their gay rights record. And the bipartisan Congressional probe to determine whether Obama interfered in Israel’s last election with Victory 15 and the “Anyone But Bibi” campaign is ongoing. So if he couldn’t think of any examples, he wasn’t thinking hard enough. Needless to say, there was no expectation whatsoever that Zakaria was going to prompt him.

To illustrate his complete disconnect, during a speech in Ethiopia recently, Obama said, “In 18 months, I’m turning over the keys. I want to make sure I’m turning over the keys to somebody who’s serious about the serious problems the country faces and the world faces.” Or what, you’re going to keep the keys? No, Mr. President, it isn’t up to you who you give the keys to, it’s up to the American people to decide who you give the keys to. You can’t veto the American people.

For the first year following his election, we were told to give Obama “some time” to clean up the mess left to him by his predecessor. His second year was spent extending Bush’s tax cuts, pulling troops out of Iraq (which is now in a total state of chaos) and basking in the adoration of the media. By his third year, he was already campaigning for his second term. At this point it’s “I’ve only got another year, I can pretty much say or do anything I want. Who’s going to stop me?” This is the hubris of a man that thinks he can win a third election.

Rally against Violence Bars Religious MKs and Boos Right-Winger

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Those who blame others for the stabbings of homosexuals last week are tolerant – as long as you agree with them.

Organizers of last night’s Tel Aviv rally against violence and for support of the homosexual movement barred speakers who did not sign a pledge that they support the cause of homosexuals and lesbians.

They advised Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Naftali Bennett, who asked to speak, that it would be wise for him to stay away.

The reason was clear when right-wing Likud Minister Yuval Steinitz spoke, or at least tried to speak. His call for non-violence was drowned by catcalls from the crowd.

One of the preachers for tolerance and non-violence was arrested by police when he surged toward the Steinitz as he was speaking.

Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Knesset Member Yinon Magal, who strongly identifies with the national religious movement, also was scheduled to speak. However, when he arrived at the rally, he was told he had to sign a statement saying that he supports the homosexual movement. Magal said he does not speak “on condition,” refused to sign and was barred from addressing the crowd.

There were several religious leaders, such as Rabbi Benny Lau, who did speak, but the requirement for signing a pledge illustrates the rally organizer’s understanding of “tolerance.”

The rally originally was called in memory of the murder of a homosexual in Tel Aviv several years ago, but the stabbings of several people by a known psychopath at the parade for homosexuals in Jerusalem Friday, along with the arson-murder of a Palestinian Authority baby gave the organizers plenty of ammunition to preach non-violence and tolerance.

Preaching is one thing, Practice is another.

The organizers don’t want right-wingers and religious people to tolerate homosexuals. They demand acceptance and approval.

And if you don’t approve, you cannot be tolerated.

Grandpa Jabotinsky

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

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Likud party member Ze’ev Jabotinsky, namesake and grandson of the famous Zionist leader, discusses his grandfather’s legacy withYishai

On the 75th anniversary of the original Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s death, his descendent — the CEO of Tagar Computer Systems and an advocate for Israel’s rights under international law — talks with Yishai about the man and the legend.

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Feiglin Launches New Party

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Former Likud Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin announced Friday he is launching a new party called “Identity.”

Feiglin lost his bid for re-elected earlier this year after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu out-maneuvered him and left him in a low rank on the list of candidates.

He served one term in the Knesset after succeeding in the previous election to be elected after several failures. Feiglin headed the Jewish Leadership faction within the Likud party.

Feiglin said his new party will run in the next elections and that its platform will involve a wide sector of voters who will fund Identity with small and private contributions.

What Are the Main Weapons Being Used to Fight Israel Today?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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Yishai is joined in-studio by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan, who heard Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon claim that while terrorism was yesterday’s war, BDS and Deligitimization are today’s strategic threat to Israel.

Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Erez Tadmor, associate editor at Mida magazine and co-founder of “Im Tirtzu,” an organization that fights anti-Zionism on Israeli campuses. As the head of the “message” team for the Netanyahu campaign, which yielded a whopping 30 seats for the Likud, he explains what Israelis want to hear, and how Netanyahu beat an international consortium against him.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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