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Posts Tagged ‘Menachem Begin’

Knesset Considers Bill to Require Zionism Course in Universities

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Israel is considering a bill to require Israeli universities to include a prerequisite course on Zionist concepts in their curricula.

The bill was submitted to the Knesset by Yisrael Beytenu Knesset Member Oded Forer.

The measure is intended to counter the anti-Israel trend that has been seen among many of the academics.

It is also hoped the course will help students become citizens who are more aware of their heritage.

The course is expected to include texts from founding fathers such as David Ben Gurion, Menachem Begin, Yitzchak Rabin, and others.

Hana Levi Julian

The Tamar Yonah Show – Does Jerusalem Really Belong to Israel? [audio]

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

The truth hurts, but it must be stated. Hear the lowdown on Jerusalem’s status, and what we should honestly say when the world asks us about it.

Shifra Hoffman from www.VictimsofArabTerror.com and www.Shuva.net joins Tamar and talks about security for Israel and how dogs can help. Also, Uri Kelman and his family are soon to move to Israel on Aliyah, but he still has to sell his cars and wrap up last minute details before his flight. How will he manage it?

Lastly, Tamar quotes from an amazing book, “The Prime Ministers,” on the brilliant answer former Prime Minister Menachem Begin gave to the British press when asked a sensitive question. Read about it yourself HERE.

Tamar Yonah Show 10Jul – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

The Tamar Yonah Show – Is the EU Breaking Up? [audio]

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The whole world seems to be shifting and re-arranging itself, with the movement of immigrants into Europe, Britain threatening to bolt from the EU, and with the international community wanting to cut out even more of Israel’s land. What do we make of all of this?

Join guests Paul Miller, director of www.SalomonCenter.org, and Amotz Asa-El from www.MiddleIsrael.net and a Jerusalem Post senior editor as they come on the program and describe what is happening in this turmoil-filled world around us.

Also, Tamar reads some history on how Israel came in to save the day for the Christians in south Lebanon, when no one else would, and how we need to (sadly) remember who our enemies are if we wish to protect and defend our countries, populations and way of life. Read more about it in the book called BEGIN: His Life, Words and Deeds.

Tamar Yonah Show 20Jun – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

The Tamar Yonah Show – The Aftermath of Terror & Speeches We Should Give Today [audio]

Monday, June 20th, 2016

We hear about terror attacks, the dead, the injured, and then it dies out and the news moves on. But what REALLY goes on with the survivors after everyone else has forgotten? Shifra Hoffman, founder of www.VictimsOfArabTerror.com and director of www.Shuva.net, comes on the show and talks about the aftermath of terror.

Also, Israel is often unjustly condemned and ‘punished’ by the world. Listen to a speech made by former Prime Minister of Israel, Menachem Begin, that strongly and courageously puts Israel’s needs and security on the table with no apologies and no bent knee. You can read about it in the book called BEGIN: His Life, Words and Deeds.

Tamar Yonah Show 19Jun- PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Rejuvenation: The Beginnings of Begin [audio]

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Yisrael Medad and 35 colleagues from Jerusalem’s Menachem Begin Heritage Center just spent a week literally walking thru the former Prime Minister’s early life in Poland to understand the man on an entirely new level. What’s shaped Begin’s ideology? How did he relate to David Ben Gurion, the dominant personality of the early years of pre-state and statehood? Was he a terrorist? Did he prevent a Jewish civil war? Eve Harow discusses with Yisrael the generation of (physically) small giants whose contributions from all sides of the political spectrum still resonate today.

The Land of Israel

Yitzchak Navon, Fifth President of Israel, Dies at Age 94

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Yitzchak Navon, the President of Israel from 1978 to 1983, died on Saturday at the age of 94. His wife died in 1993, and he is survived by two children.

A former member of the underground Irgun headed by Menachem Begin and then of the HaGanah, Navon learned Arab literature and Islamic culture at Hebrew University and served as a diplomat before entering politics and holding the post of Education Minister.

He was born to a Jerusalem Sephardi family whose descendants include Spanish Jews who made Aliyah to Jerusalem after the Spanish Expulsion in 1492.

Navon was elected to the Knesset in 1965 as a member of Ben-Gurion’s Rafi party, which merged into the Labor faction.

The extremely popular president was unanimously elected to the office, with no opposition, and he was the first president to live in the current presidential residence in Jerusalem. He turned down the opportunity to run for a second term of office and then became the only president to return to politics.

Navon was more popular than Labor party chairman Shimon Peres, a leading member of Labor but rejected appeals to replace him.

He left politics in 1992  but returned to public life in 1996 to chair a committee that investigated the practice of discarding blood donated by Israelis of Ethiopian origin due to concerns about AIDS transmission

Navon also was an author and wrote two musicals based on Sephardic folklore

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

The Arab Spring of Anarchy Has Come to Israel

Friday, October 9th, 2015

There are no predictions here of what will happen tomorrow, or next week when the United Nations flies its peace process into Israel, or next month.

Calm might be restored today, or maybe not, but two things are for sure:

1. Israel, the most stable country in the Middle East, will remain Israel.

2. The Palestinian Authority will remain an unstable prop until the time comes when the world no longer sees it as an effective tool against Zionism.

Until then, it is important to understand events without blinders.

The Palestinian Authority is an organization of murderers, not terrorists.

World leaders and media, including ourselves, will continue to report on “terror,” but in fact, the Palestinian Authority is not sponsoring terror, a word which no longer has a clear definition. It used to mean the use of violence and coercion to achieve political gains. The Irgun, led by Menachem Begin during the British Mandate, was labeled as a terrorist gang because it bombed British positions with the clear motivation of re-establishing the State of Israel.

The Palestinian Authority does not want to create a new Arab state because it wants one. Its objective, and the only aim of the Arab world since the re-birth of Zionism, has been to destroy Israel as a Jewish state.

Everyone will continue to report on terror, but in fact, the Palestinian Authority is a criminal entity that is rife with drug smuggling, arms smuggling and corruption. It is a mafia that encourages and often is directly involved in murdering Jews.

–The Palestinian Authority can’t exist without Israel.

The regime in Ramallah is a state on paper. It has institutions, all of them corrupt; it has a flag at the United Nations, which is bankrupt morally; it is a welfare state dependent on the European Union and the United States; and it would be in a civil war if it weren’t for Israeli intelligence that helps Abbas stay alive.

The current violence is destroying whatever is left of the Left.

There has been a clear change in the tone and content counter-terror of Israel’s major media outlets, which successfully campaigned for the Oslo Accords, for the expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif and for the release of thousands of terrorists in order to receive of dead bodies and a few that stayed alive, such as Gilad Shalit

The major media outlets do not run the country but they certainly reflect the voice of the “government of Tel Aviv,” best represented by the old Labor party that now calls itself the “Zionist Camp.”

Even before this week’s attempted murders of Jews in Tel Aviv, Petach Tikvah and Kiryat Gat, Yediot Acharonot, Israel’s largest daily, and the so-called Voice of Israel Radio (Reshet Bet), the most popular radio network, had changed their tune.

The Palestinian Authority propaganda and lies concerning the Temple Mount, have been too much for the center-left to swallow.

Secular as they are, they are sincere Jews who cannot justify or ignore the blatant anti-Semitism and racism among Israeli Arab Knesset Members who claim that the Jews have absolutely no rights on the Temple Mount and that the holy site belongs to Muslims and only to Muslims.

The only ones left on the left are the tiny minds, such as that of Meretz leader Zahava Gal-On, who this week condemned violence by Arabs and Israelis but in the end concluded it all is because of the “occupation.”

The Left exists as a small minority. The center-left is leaderless, as proven by Herzog’s pitiful and shameful arrogance this week in his insistence that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should resign because of the wave of violence.

Our worst enemy is ourselves.

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s order that not only Cabinet Ministers but also all Knesset Members cannot visit the Temple Mount is infuriating to religious Zionists but is smart. With all due respect to Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Minister Uri Ariel, one of the most intellectually honest politicians alive today, the Third Temple will not be rebuilt by politicians and right-wing media, so just keep praying.

Netanyahu also sent the “settler” movement into a rage Thursday night with his statement that “this is not the time to build new settlements.”

But the man has a bit more on his shoulders than we do. The right-wing certainly should protest and demand that Jews can build wherever they want in Judea and Samaria, but the demonstrations should start and end there. No Jew should bully himself onto a hilltop and clash with the police or soldiers.

Yes, a new Jewish community is the right answer to every terrorist attack in Judea and Samaria. It can be done only if there is full backing of the country, and we are not there yet.

Whether the chicken or egg comes first, Israel does not live alone. Yes, we need a stronger spine, but it has to be a spine that is not propped up with an artificial brace. Like it or not. Netanyahu is right. [This is not necessarily the position of the Jewish Press.com.]

This is not the time to throw sand in the eyes of the United Nations and President Barack Obama, but keep protesting so that Netanyahu does not forget that being right today does not mean he is right tomorrow.

And when will the violence end?

It began more than century ago, and it comes and goes in waves. A generation and a half of Arabs, both within and beyond the Palestinian Authority, has grown up with an education of hatred of Jews and Zionism.

Thank God, Israeli security forces have caught almost every terrorist, make that murderer or attempted murderer. Those that were killed won’t attack again.

The more the police and the IDF educate the rioters, the safer we will be and the sooner they will learn that their hate hurts themselves more than anyone else.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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