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October 10, 2015 / 27 Tishri, 5776
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Elkin Attacks Netanyahu’s Temple Mount Ruling

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

PM Netanyahu gave instructions to the police to prevent any coalition MK and minister from going up to the Temple Mount, out of fear that it will cause an escalation (really!), according to Galei Tzahal.

Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) publicly attacked the Prime Minister’s decision to restrict Temple Mount access to Jewish public officials only.

Elkin said that while he understands how in this situation it might make sense for ministers and Knesset members to not go up to the Temple Mount, Elkin asks, why isn’t this restriction extended to MKs from the Arab parties? Elkin pointed out that there is no one who is inciting more on the Temple Mount than the Arab MKs in the Joint List.

According to YNet, following the criticism this morning, Netanyahu flip-flopped and extended the ban to all MKs and ministers, including the Arabs.

Thousands Protest in Front of Prime Minister’s Home, Others Rally at Site of Henkin Murder

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

(JNi.media) An estimated ten thousand Israelis demonstrated Monday night in front of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem, to protest the recent Arab attacks across Israel, NRG reported. The protesters have conduct post-holiday celebrations, dancing in laps with Torah scrolls and waving Israeli flags. Meanwhile, some 300 protesters are rallying at the Beit Furik junction near Shechem, where they on Thursday Naama and Eitam Henkin were murdered by Arab terrorists.

Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria regional council, who has been demonstrating in front of Netanyahu’s residence since last week, told the rally crowd: “We have come here to shout Enough! Enough! We didn’t go to Obama or to the EU. We are here because the prime minister is in charge. What has gone on will not continue. We won’t let terrorism continue.” Dagan, who met earlier with Prime Minister Netanyahu, with whom he disagrees on the need to bolster the settlements, added: “We are tired of talking, we want action. We are standing here and demanding that Netanyahu give us security. We must pursue Israel’s enemies and strike terror infrastructures. We must establish new settlements in Judea and Samaria and add construction in Jerusalem. We must build a new settlement between Itamar and Elon Moreh (the site of the Henkin murder).”

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, who spoke at the rally, defended Netanyahu from the harsh criticism against him: “I read on my way here this is a rally against the prime minister. I am sorry to disappoint those who had hoped it would be. We are here to strengthen the government to do the things we believe in. There is a clear, common thread between the terrorist incidents and the words of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. It is time to comprehend, and to us it was clear from the beginning, the Palestinian Authority is not the solution, it is the heart of the problem.” Levin added: “I am looking forward and hoping to hear tonight about the approval of a zoning plan that will help us defeat terrorism in the most Jewish way — through construction, renewal and growth.”

A resident of Yitzhar who attended with his family the rally near Beit Furik, told NRG: “Beit Furik it one of the villages that raised the largest number of murderers. We are going to show them that we are not afraid and we intend to remain in this country that is all ours. We also have a statement for the army. At the beginning of the evening the army asked us to do the post-holiday Hakafot-laps in a different place. So we’re going to make it clear to the army that we are not going to live in bunkers.”

Arab Riots Spread to Northern Israel

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Arab riots in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria have spread to the Galilee in northern Israel and to the Arab city of Taibeh near Netanyahu. In Nazareth, home city of anti-Zionist Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi, Arab crowds shouted anti-Israeli slogans in a protest against Israeli security forces’ response to terror.

Rioters in Taibeh, near Netanya, burned tires on a major highway and forced part of it to be closed,

Arab violence also spread to the highway linking Pisgat Ze’ev, in northern Jerusalem, with the French Hill intersection. Magen David Adom reported that medics treated a 35-year-old man for wounds caused by glass splinters in his back after rock-throwers smashed a window in his vehicle.

He was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital for treatment, along with three others who suffered shock.

Palestinian Authority media reported that two people were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers, including a young teenager in the area of Bethlehem in an incident that the IDF has not confirmed.

The Arab Red Crescent medical organization claimed that nearly 500 people were wound by soldiers, and Radio Palestine reported that 36 Arabs were hit with live fire and 136 by rubber bullets.

They also said that the IDF has closed a village east of Hebron because of wide-scale rioting.

Rock-throwing was reported on Highway 60, south of Kiryat Arba-Hebron, where dozens of buses are taking people Monday night for the “traditional “Hakafot” that are staged throughout the country, primarily for secular Jews who want to dance with the Torah but do not attend synagogue on the day of the holiday that ended this evening.

On Sunday, before the Shemini Azeret-Simchat Torah holiday began, combat soldiers from the Shimshon unit caught two terrorists who were hurling rocks at drivers near the Gush Etzion-Jerusalem tunnels.

In Samaria, terrorists threw an explosive device at a Jewish motorist, but no injuries were reported.

Egoz and Rotem combat soldiers operating near Shechem uncovered a cache of weapons, including two guns or rifles, 10 cartridges, five knives and assorted ammunition,

In Jerusalem, the Light Rail was closed between Pisgat Ze’ev and Shuafat because of rock-throwing, which damaged a train.

Only five soldiers have been wounded, all of them lightly, in the past three days of rioting.

How Do You Think You Will Be Remembered?

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

The organization Yisrael Sheli released a video where PM Netanayhu said he wants to be remembered as ש Prime Minister who preserved Israel’s security.

They call on him to act on it, and the people of Israel are behind him.

Netanyahu Calls Abbas’ Speech ‘Deceitful’ and ‘Inciting’

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Prime Minister Netanyahu responded to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech in the United Nations Wednesday with charges of “deceit” and “incitement.”

A statement from his office said:

Abu Mazen’s speech was deceitful and encourages incitement and lawlessness in the Middle East.

In contrast to the Palestinians, Israel is strictly maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount and is committed to continuing to do so in accordance with the agreements between us and the Jordanians and the Waqf.

We expect and call on the [Palestinian] Authority and its leader to act responsibly and accede to the proposal of the Prime Minister of Israel and enter into direct negotiations with Israel without preconditions.

The fact that he – time and again – has refused to do so is the best possible proof of the fact he does not intend to reach a peace agreement.

Netanyahu to Lash Out in UN at Palestinian Authority Incitement

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will lash out at Palestinian Authority incitement on the Temple Mount in his speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, government sources reported.

He also will tell an unreceptive Generals Assembly that Israelis are on the front line against the threat of a nuclear Iran. Sources in the office of the Prime Minister said the speech will be very “powerful,” but now that the Iran deal is just about history,

it is doubtful that his appearance will match the attention-getting event three years ago when he drew a picture of Iran’s approaching the “red line” beyond which it cannot be stopped from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Prime Minister Netanyahu also will blame the Palestinian Authority for the failure of the “peace process.” which is hardly on the back-burner while the Islamic State (ISIS) and Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war have become the focus of American worries..

After his speech, he is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and later with Jewish leaders.

Mossad: 65 Yrs Old, Adapting to New Global Threats

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

On Thursday, Sept. 24, Israel marked the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the celebration, as did Intelligence Affairs Minister Yisrael Katz.

Netanyahu spoke about the changing role of Israel’s intelligence challenges. He spoke of the need for Israel to be a major world power. Netanyahu also stated that in terms of cyber-power, Israel already is a major superpower.

The battle currently being waged within the Muslim world, Sunni (ISIS) against Shiite (Iran), does not mean that Israel gets a well-deserved break, because although they are fighting each other, neither accepts Israel’s existence in the Middle East.

The Israeli Prime Minister made a special point of subtly responding to his critics who claim Israel should be more conciliatory.

Netanyahu said: “There is one certain rule: No one makes a pact with the weak. The real defense of our country during its years of existence and the 65 years of the existence of the Mossad that we mark today, that is the power of the State of Israel. This is the power we cultivate.”

The Mossad’s role in ensuring Israel’s strength “guarantees our existence,” Netanyahu said.

“What we have achieved in the past 100 years is nothing short of a miracle. But we also know that miracles are finite. The Almighty and history do not give them freely. We must create them time and again,” Netanyahu told the members of the Mossad, “And I rely on you to continue this work. I ask you to also thank your families that are burdened with this weight and to tell them in the name of the people and State of Israel: Thank you very much and may you all be blessed with a good year.”

The Director of the Mossad, Tamir Pardo, also alluded to the new threats facing Israel, but referred to the diverse capabilities within his agency as creating “one arrowhead that serves one measurable and qualitative purpose.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/mossad-65-yrs-old-adapting-to-new-global-threats/2015/09/24/

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