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Exclusive: MK Moshe Feiglin Joins Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Cte

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

MK Moshe Feiglin, head of the Likud’s Manhigut Yehudit faction, confirmed in an exclusive interview with JewishPress.com Tuesday night that he has become a member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Feiglin is replacing President-elect Reuven Rivlin, who has left the committee to take his place as the leader of the nation in the presidential position.

Currently the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Feiglin has long advocated basing Israel’s government policy on the principles of freedom, Jewish identity and restoring meaning to Israeli life.

He advocates full Israeli sovereignty on the Temple Mount and has pushed for the government to abandon the Oslo Accords. Feiglin also supports permanent Israeli resident status for Arabs who live in Judea and Samaria but does not support citizenship for them. He opposes a two-state solution and supports annexation of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

Feiglin: Re-Conquer Gaza Now! [video]

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

MK Moshe Feiglin (LIkud) said Tuesday that Israel’s response to continued Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities  – in light of Egypt’s ceasefire offer, which Israel accepted this morning – should be the total re-conquest of the Strip.

“All this ‘victory’ talk following the ceasefire makes me very sad. If we’d scored such a great victory, there would be no need to explain that it’s a victory. We surrendered to a terrorist gang, and now we are being humiliated by yet another rocket barrage. All large Israeli cities – Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva, Haifa -  have been targeted and attacked by a small terror organization in Gaza, (and we can’t do anything but settle for a ceasefire).

“But we call this “victory.” I can’t call it anything but “surrender,” Feiglin said.

Speaking to the Knesset TV Channel, Feiglin asked whether Israel, as a society, is prepared to “win,” or whether Israeli society plans to just roll from loss to loss, from humiliation to humiliation.

“Look, you’ve got to understand: This cease fire is a grand opening to the next round of fighting. And there is no reason that next round shouldn’t include non-conventional weapons. How hard is it to put together a few mustard seeds (to make poison gas) and stick them onto a rocket? what are you going to say then?

Feiglin went on to note that “before Oslo, before Peres’ and Beilin’s “peace”, the IDF went around (taking away) four kalachnikov rifles in Gaza. No one dreamed about rocket attacks on Tel Aviv.”

In order to reign in the rockets, Feiglin said Israel must return and conquer the Gaza Strip, not only to restore security to Israeli civilians,but because Israel has a right to settle and live in the Land of Israel.

“The point of this operation should have been to return to our land, and also to Gaza, the part of Eretz Yisrael that we ran away from. (Gaza) continues to pursue us, and will continue to pursue us until we come to realise, ‘Yes, this is our land,and YES! (We must) re-conquer Gaza.’ We have to go back to Gaza because it is our land, because it is the right thing to do.

What? have you forgotten how terrible it was with soldiers in gaza? 

“No, haven’t forgotten. but our situation was much better – nobody in Tel Aviv hiding in bomb shelters when IDF patrolled Gaza. Situation was much better before demoralisation from within began to affect Israeli society. That began because of a view that we were ‘colonialists’ in Gaza, not because we were there because it was our land. Same for Nablus and Ramallah – we never applied Israeli sovereignty to the parts of the Land of Israel that are in our hands.

“If population and demographics are the determining factors for the national borders, what are we doing in the Galilee? What are we doing in Jaffa? Nazareth? Let’s first understand that this is our land. Then we’ll deal with population and demographic questions. It’s all a question of approach,” Feiglin said.

Feiglin Kicks Out the Arabs [video]

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Moshe Feiglin simply will not allow anyone to call IDF soldiers, who are defending the state of Israel, “murderers”.

Strangely enough, that’s all the Arab MKs seem to want to do.

Feiglin made it clear, if you call an IDF soldier a murderer, you’re kicked out of the Knesset plenum.

In this video he does it 3 times in a row.

Kol HaKavod.

Feiglin to Huckabee – Stop US Financial Aid to Israel

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) spoke at a meeting with Governor Mike Huckabee last week during Huckabee’s visit to Israel. Feiglin called for an end to all US financial aid to Israel.

Israel annually receives $3 billion in military financial aid from the US, most of which must be spent only in US towards the purchasing of military equipment exclusively from US defense contractors, thus subsidizing the US’s military industry.

The US also provides loan guarantees to Israel, which allows Israel to borrow money at more favorable rates. No money is transferred by the US government with the loan guarantees, as the US only acts as a cosigner for the loans. Israel has never reneged on its loan payments.

In the past, Israel used to receive general economic aid from the US, but PM Benjamin Netanyahu began reducing that aid to Israel in 1997, ending it completely in 2007.

The only US aid money Israel receives anymore is the military aid funding.

Many believe that this US military funding, even though the money goes to subsidizing and supporting the US’s military industry, creates an asymmetrical relationship between the two countries.

There are those in Israel who also believe it allows the US to shackle the sales and development opportunities of Israel’s military industries, as well as affecting Israel’s political decisions through threats of aid reduction.

At the meeting, Feiglin starts off discussing the origins of the delegitimization of Israel, Oslo, justice and faith.

But the relevant segment is when he calls for an end to all US financial aid to Israel, calling for a rebuilding of the Israel-US relationship based on the common values both countries share – faith in the God of Israel, and spreading the message of Freedom to the world.

That segment begins at 4:01 (in English).

“Once Israel and America start talking to each other on the true, deep values that built the two countries, which is faith, faith in the God of Israel, Once we do that, then the relationship will build from strength to strength.

If we’re only looking to build this relationship on different values, it’s not going to work. It’s not going to work for the benefit of Israel. And I’ll say the following even though it will sound strange to some of us, it’s not going to work for the benefit of the United States of America.

America needs Israel, not any less than Israel needs America, and by the way, the financial support from America must be stopped. Israel doesn’t need it. Israel doesn’t need the financial support. Israel doesn’t need the military support.

Israel needs America, and America needs Israel, to spread around the world the message of “Freedom”. Because we share the same values. This is the basis the relationship should be based on.”

Just for comparison’s sake, in 2012, US distributed the following in foreign aid:

US foreign military aid
Afghanistan: $9.5 billion dollars
Iraq: $1.1 billions dollars
Egypt $1.3 billion dollars
Jordan: $300 million dollars

US foreign economic (non-military) aid:
Afghanistan: $3.3 billion dollars
Pakistan: $1.1 billion dollars
Jordan: $800 million dollars
Iraq: $783 million dollars
PA: $457 million dollars

My Jerusalem Day Speech

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The following is my speech on behalf of the Knesset at the memorial ceremony for the fallen soldiers of the Six-Day War and the War of Attrition.

Dear families, Honorable High Court Justice Uri Shoham, Commander of the IDF Ground Forces General Guy Tzur, honored guests:

With awe and trepidation, with a hidden tear and shaking knees, We stand here today Facing the glory of your bravery and the splendor of your triumph. And we salute you Our brothers, heroes of fame.

We will never know why, after 2,000 years, It was specifically you who were chosen by our Father in Heaven To be the silver platter upon which Jerusalem was served to us In the wondrous War of Miracles of Six Days And the War of Attrition that followed on its heels.

But this we will always know: When you were called to serve, You parted from your loved ones and ran with alacrity ahead of the camp. You left everything behind, and together you charged into the fire.

In Armon Hanatziv, Ammunition Hill, In the Alley of Death and the Police School, In the Canal, in the strongholds, in the Land of Pursuit:

You forged a covenant of brothers, you sacrificed your lives for each other. One hand held the other, and for a rare moment – too rare – you taught us The true meaning of oneness, Oneness at the front and oneness at home.

In the merit of one hand [yad] holding the other (numerical value 14+14) We merited the 28th That wondrous 28th of Iyar. As if our Father in Heaven was pleased and said that If my children are sacrificing their lives in extraordinary brotherly unity They are worthy that I should be their Father and I will transform the natural to supernatural.

And five pursued one hundred, and one hundred pursued ten thousand, And the enemy was smitten, and in six days you liberated our Holy Land. And when the walls of dispute of the heart fell, The wall of stone was broken – and Jerusalem was united. “The Temple Mount is in our hands,” called Motta [Gur]. “I repeat: the Temple Mount is in our hands.” And our flag was raised over the holy Mount.

And the sound of the shofar rang out…

And you are the teruah of the shofar. And you are the shevarim of the shofar. And you are always the great outcry.

Since then, we have become confused. We did not know how to clarify and continue The authentic, natural, united momentum of liberation. We did not know what to do with your gift. In the gap that has since widened between us, A wall has once again been built in Jerusalem. And again, we will look down and admit the truth: The city is very divided. We have dropped our flag, We have not really safeguarded The unity of our city Acquired with your blood.

And it is fitting and good that with awe and trepidation, With a hidden tear and shaking knees, We return every 28th and stand before you Every Iyar, every year. And we report back to you, And we will stand silent in the face of your judgment. What have we done this year to safeguard your gift, The unification of Jerusalem, the city of our Holy Temple, Jerusalem of Gold?

For which you were the silver platter,
Upon which it was served to us.

Moshe Feiglin Loses His Cool Over Cannabis

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Jerusalem Continues To Set Records

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

We learned recently that Jerusalem had set two new records, poignantly demarcating its unyielding position on the international stage of history.

Mayor Nir Barkat declared that the year 2013 saw more building starts than in any year since 1993 – a total of 3,442 apartments. This represents an increase of some 40 percent over the year before, and an even higher increase over 2011. Completed apartments in 2013 numbered 2,430, or 670 more than in 2012 and over 1,000 more than in 2011.

Under the shadow of a long-time de-facto construction freeze in the holy city, Housing Minister Uri Ariel said that “It is unthinkable to freeze building in Israel’s capital. I will continue to prepare and market construction plans in Yerushalayim, just as in the rest of the country.”

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new synagogue in the growing neighborhood of Homat Shmuel (Har Homa, pop. 25,000), Ariel declared: “If someone thinks that he can just say poof! and then we won’t build in Jerusalem, or anywhere else in our Land, I say: We will most certainly build!”

He was referring to U.S. officials such as Secretary of State John Kerry who all but demand that Israel stop building in any location that was under Jordan’s pre-1967 illegal and unrecognized control.

“We will build in Gilo,” said Ariel, “in Ramat Shlomo, in Ramot, and in Homat Shmuel.” These are among the neighborhoods liberated by Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967 and are integral parts of Israel’s municipal capital city.

Declarations of this sort are critical in the struggle to ensure that Jerusalem remains united under Israeli sovereignty – but just as necessary are actions to accompany them. Unfortunately, most of the construction in Jerusalem is taking place in the western parts of the city; only in Pisgat Ze’ev and Ramot, among the post-’67 neighborhoods, is new construction currently underway. Grassroots support for building Jerusalem, as spearheaded by KeepJerusalem.org, is critical; see below for ways you can participate.

At the same time, plans have been announced to triple the size of the Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center, to allocate 4.5 acres for the construction of the Jerusalem Nature Museum, and to grant another acre-plus to the Bible Lands Museum, not far from the Knesset and the Israel Museum. On the other hand, the government has overturned a seven-year-old decision to complete the transfer of all government offices to the capital; the deadline has been put off from 2015 to 2018. KeepJerusalem.org echoes Mayor Nir Barkat’s protest to Prime Minister Netanyahu against the decision.

The second Jerusalem record was far less welcome than the construction mini-boom. It turns out that in the month of March, Jews living in the liberated Jerusalem neighborhoods – mainly in Ir David below the Old City and Maaleh Zeitim on the Mt. Of Olives – were attacked by Arab terrorists no fewer than 157 times. This is the highest rate of attacks in four months. Over the past 18 months, the fewest number of attacks in a month was nearly 80 – for an average of more than three attacks every day.

The violence comes in the form of rocks, boulders and even Molotov cocktails. The numbers reveal the helplessness of the police and the Public Security Ministry headed by Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitz vis-à-vis anti-Jewish Arab violence in eastern Jerusalem.

Aharonovitz has come under increasing attack for many aspects of his performance. He recently appeared before the Knesset Interior Committee and admitted that a full 66 percent of violent crimes in the country go unreported – indicating a “lack of public trust in the police,” according to MK David Azulai (Shas).

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/keeping-jerusalem/jerusalem-continues-to-set-records/2014/06/03/

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