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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).

Feiglin’s Sovereignty on the Temple Mount Seminar

Monday, May 26th, 2014

A few hundred people and I packed the Knesset’s downstairs auditorium on Sunday to learn more about Jewish history and Israeli sovereignty on the Temple Mount, as well as a vision for Jerusalem’s future.

The Temple Mount is going mainstream, and I had to pull a few strings to get into the seminar, while Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin had to scramble to reserve a much larger room, after an unexpected 600 people registered for the conference.

The program’s MC was former MK, Professor Aryeh Eldad, one of the founder of Professors for a Strong Israel, and the subject of the Temple Mount was treated with the intellectual rigor one would expect when scholarly heavyweights all sit in a room together discussing their most passionate subject.

Moshe Feiglin kicked off the session, calling on the government to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount, and stop the discrimination, harassment and humiliation of Jews who want to go up and visit.

Feiglin linked our lack of application of sovereignty on the Mount directly to the world’s lack of respect for Israel. The message was, “When we safeguard our rights, the world respects that.”

Ambassador Dr. Allen Baker spoke about the status of the Temple Mount in International law and on the legal aspects of Israeli sovereignty.

Most disconcerting was Dr. Gabi Barkai’s overview of the archaeological damage purposely done by the Waqf on the Temple Mount, in their attempts to completely erase Jewish history from the location.

Barkai discussed the quarter million volunteers who worked for years sifting through the Temple Mount dirt the Waqf excavated and unceremoniously dumped in the Kidron Valley.

The photos of the artifacts found, going back thousands of years, attesting to the Jewish (as well as other’s) presence on the Temple Mount was incredible, and if this was information found from an emergency rescue operation on piles of dumped dirt, imagine what must be there, and worst, what must have been permanently lost and destroyed.

Dr. Mordechai Kedar finished off the morning discussing the historical, religious and political connections that Islam has with Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

Kedar showed how Islam has no intrinsic religious connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, from their own writings.

Kedar focused on Islam’s inherent inferiority complex, and how it repeatedly showed up in their own theological discussions. From the beginning, Islam was not sure if it is an authentic religion or merely a cheap doppelganger of Judaism, from which it co-opted so much.

In a way, this is very similar to Christianity’s fundamental theological dilemma caused by the rebirth of the state of Israel, which they also believe should never have happened and creates for them significant theological dissonance.

Islam needs, not only a failed Judaism and failed Jewish people, but it needs to actually supplement the Jewish People’s history in its entirety, which for example is why they claim Yishmael was on the altar, and not Yitzchak, why they claim Jesus was a Palestinian, and of course, why they destroy Jewish relics and history on the Temple Mount.

For Islam, the Temple Mount has no religious or political significance in of itself, and in fact, Kedar brought earlier writings from Islamic religious and political leaders showing the lack of significance Jerusalem has to them.

But once the Jews were revived as a people, once Judaism showed it wasn’t supplemented by Islam, Jerusalem, and especially the Temple Mount take on tremendous significance.

Jewish sovereignty on the Temple Mount, more than anything else, strikes at Islam’s oldest and greatest fear.

Jewish sovereignty over the Temple Mount means Judaism is true, which then means Islam is false.

It is a religious war for them.

Their entire religion’s validity relies on Judaism’s defeat. That is why we are the enemy, and that is why they can’t even allow Jews onto the Temple Mount to pray.

But even after this conference, I think the question still remains: Why is the state of Israel so afraid to apply sovereignty over Judaism’s most holiest site, and practically speaking, what can we do about it?

One-Third of Jordanian MPs Want to Cancel Peace Treaty with Israel

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The Lower House of the Jordanian parliament voted Wednesday to expel the Israeli ambassador from the country as a protest to the Knesset’s having the audacity to debate the status of the Temple Mount.

In addition, 47 of the 150 legislators in the House signed a resolution that the peace treaty with Israel should be torn up and thrown away.

“The motion came in response to Israel’s actions in Jerusalem and to the Knesset debate of a law that seeks to impose Israel’s sovereignty over al-Aqsa,” the Al-Rai newspaper quoted MPs as saying in the motion.

“Israel’s actions clearly violate the peace treaty… it is aggression against Jordanian custodianship,” the motion said.

Certainly, if Israel violates the peace treaty, harsh action is warrant. Flagrantly inciting rage by even discussing the idea of a Jew praying on the Temple Mount, home of the Al Aqsa mosque, is hard evidence for condemning Israel from the depths of the Quran.

So let’s take a look at the peace treaty that Israel has so disgustingly violated.

The reference to the Temple Mount is implied in Article 9, entitled “Places of Historical and Religious Significance and Interfaith Relations.

The first clause states, “Each Party will provide freedom of access to places of religious and historical significance.” That kind of puts a giant hole in the Jordanian legislators claim that Israel has violated the peace treaty. Of course, they could always fall back on the Arab world’s fattest lie that has made the imams look even more ridiculous – that the Jewish Holy Temples never existed, that the Bible is a Zionist work of fiction and that the Western Wall’s only religious significance is that Mohammed hitched has horse there, without even paying for the parking spot.

The next clause states, “In this regard, in accordance with the Washington Declaration, Israel respects the present special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Muslim Holy shrines in Jerusalem. When negotiations on the permanent status will take place, Israel will give high priority to the Jordanian historic role in these shrines.”

So far, the term “permanent status” can be ascribed only to peace talks. They have become such a fixture for diplomats and  journalists that they are going to be sorry if  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ever gives up. He probably won’t, because then he would not have anything to keep him busy. Syria, Iran, Egypt, Sudan, China – they are small potatoes for him. He can wrap up those problems in a day or two.

Clause number 3 states, “The Parties will act together to promote interfaith relations among the three monotheistic religions, with the aim of working towards religious understanding, moral commitment, freedom of religious worship, and tolerance and peace.”

Lovely.

The Jordanian parliament thinks that the Knesset debate, initiated by Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin, should not be about freedom of religious worship. It thinks that “working towards…peace” means expelling the Israeli ambassador. One third of them think peace means breaking the peace treaty, and all of this because the Knesset talked about Jews praying on the Temple Mount.

The truth is that Jews prayed on the Temple Mount way back when, not only 2,000 years ago but also 45 years ago. No one said “boo” because the Arabs and Jews were at peace. The Arabs had been freed from the rule of Jordan, an occupation that never was authorized by the United Nations. They were neglected as second-class citizens, and Arab villages in Judea and Samaria were left to eat the crumbs that Amman left behind.

After the Six-Day War, The Arabs – pardon the expression – never had it so good. Israel opened up all holy sites to all religions, Israelis traveled and shopped freely in Judea and Samaria, and tourism flourished.

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