Fatah leader Sultan Abu Enein wrote in a Twitter message in Arabic that the Palestinian Authority should arms Arabs in order “to defend themselves against the occupation and settlers.”Jewish Press News Briefs
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Fear and greed move the stock market, and the fear has grown into paranoia.
If people are in a good mood, they read the news through rose-tinted glasses, and not even another Islamic State (ISIS) beheading of an American could scare them away from buying stocks.
The crash in the market in Shanghai set off fears that have been tucked away in the back of the minds of anyone who ventures to hear or see what is going on in the world.
It seems that the constant Obama administration’s propaganda that the Middle East will fall apart without a “two-state” nightmare is not driving people to sell stocks.
There are real fears out there, no matter how much the White House tries to camouflage them with President Barack Obama’s playing golf with Steph Curry and taking a popularity hitchhike on Jon Stewart’s coattails.
A poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research named the threat of terrorism and the Islamic State (ISIS) as the most worrisome foreign policy issues.
Next on the “worry list” is immigration.
Here are 17 other Americans’ fears that no longer are blinded by greed:
— A Congressional veto of the deal with Iran will cause Iran to become more militant and encourage it develop a nuclear weapon and encourage Hezbollah terrorist attacks on the shores of the United States.
— Congressional approval of the deal with Iran will pave the way for Iran to build a nuclear weapon and fund Hezbollah terrorist attacks on the shores of the United States.
— Donald Trump will become the Republican presidential nominee.
— Jeb Bush will become the Republican presidential nominee
— Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee.
— Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic presidential nominee.
— Joe Biden will be the Democratic presidential nominee.
— The Islamic State (ISIS) will behead another American.
— Mexican immigration will destroy America.
— Homosexual marriages will destroy America.
— The Supreme Court will destroy America.
— ‘Millennials” will be lucky if they get 50 percent of Social Security payments.
— Drug care will be non-affordable.
— Joe Biden will be the next U.S. president.
— Donald Trump will be elected president.
— Hillary Clinton will be elected president.
— Jeb Bush will be elected president.
— Bernie Sanders will be elected president.
What happened to the fear that the Arab-Israeli struggle endangers America’s security?Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Hamas has accused the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority of caving to Israel after PA security personnel arrested hundreds of terrorists in Judea and Samaria.
“Power and occupation are two sides of the same coin. Stop betrayal,” read banners waved by protesters at a rally organized Tuesday by Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist group. “Political arrests and power are a stigma on the forehead of its president.”
The rally was organized to protest the security sweep conducted by Palestinian Authority security officials throughout Judea and Samaria over the past several weeks.
Mushir al-Masri, an organizer of the rally, said the arrests were a failed attempt by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to “eliminate the resistance.”
He warned the campaign of political arrests and security coordination “with the occupation” signaled a “blow to reconciliation efforts” in the ongoing but largely fruitless move to create a so-called “unity government” between the two factions.
Since the beginning of June, more than 200 members of Hamas have been arrested in Judea and Samaria, according to the Gaza-based terror group.
In addition, at least 40 Hamas operatives were arrested by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) earlier this month in a separate sting that foiled an attempt to set up a parallel shadow government aimed at toppling the Ramallah-based PA government led by Abbas’s Fatah faction.Hana Levi Julian
The Islamic State (ISIS) released another gruesome video Saturday, this time shoeing a group of young teenagers pointing rifles at the heads of 35 Syrian government soldiers before pulling the trigger in front of a crowd that apparently got a free ticket for the entertainment.
The executions took place in the ancient amphitheater in the city of Palmyra, where ISIS continues its campaign to destroy any remnants of non-Islamic culture.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported in May that the soldiers were executed, but ISIS apparently now thought the time was ripe to release the video and win more headlines to implant fear in the hearts of minds of civilized people and make Western leaders look impotent by their failure to get their act together and wage a unified war against the ISIS instead of focusing on the “occupation” as the real source of the problem.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Iran and Syria headlined the wolf pack verbal assault on Israel at today’s 29th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council’s pre-occupation with the “occupation.”
This is the first time I ever have watched this much-talked about about circus, but none of the previous reports of the Council’s Israel bashing could have prepared anyone for what must be described as a humanitarian disaster.
Country after country attacked Israel for apartheid, occupation, violation of human rights and freedom, searches on the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, crimes and the violations of human rights. Morocco claimed that Israel is harming the “Islamic identity” of Jerusalem.
Qatar’s representative stated that Israel is not serious about peace, and charged that Israeli forces “have taken control of the third flotilla that was going to Gaza.”
Syria alleged that Israel is supporting terrorists in the Golan Heights, with the backing of the United States.
Saudi Arabia’s official noted that Israel ignores “any human rights norms” but that “many countries” do not condemn Israel, making the Council powerless to “give rights back to Palestinians under occupation.”
And the Palestinian Authority? It said that Israel is the biggest violator in the world of human rights.
China said the “Palestinian issue” is the “heart” of problems in the Middle East.
And in other news this week, Iran has passed a bill that allows men to marry their adopted children to protect their daughters from being married off.
According to Amnesty, Iran also made a retrogressive amendment in Iran’s new Code of Criminal Procedures, limiting the right to access an independent lawyer of one’s choice during primary investigations in certain criminal cases.
In Syria, Assad’s forces killed 13 civilians and wounded dozens of others in a barrel bomb attack.
Christian Today reported Monday:
Things have taken a turn for the worse for Asia Bibi, 50, the falsely accused Christian woman who has been languishing in Pakistani prison for six years now despite her declining health.
Bibi was accused of blasphemy in Pakistan for sharing her faith in God to other women, according to Bruce Allen of Forgotten Missionaries International. She was then sentenced to death, although an appeal has been filed at the Supreme Court with no news yet on when her case will be heard.
And in Saudi Arabia, the ministry said it support internationally recognized human rights but not those that are specific to homosexuals.
As noted above, today is the first time I ever watched the live video of the United Nations so-called Human Rights Council.
God willing, this will be the last time, also.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
The Jewish co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s dished out $1,500 worth of ice cream at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
Ben Cohen hurriedly responded to Republican party charges of violating campaign contributions by saying that he and said he and co-founder Jerry Greenfield’s contribution was reported to federal officials and was within the limits for individual contributions. Ben & Jerry’s now is owned by Unilever.
The Jewish Press.com reported here last month:
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Jew who is not involved in organized religion, will toss his hat in the political rang today and announce he is challenging Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic party’s nominee for president in 2016.
We would write that he is throwing his kippa into the ring except for the faint possibility that he even owns one.
As for Judaism, he is not actively involved, and the Burlington, Vermont Free Press reports:
When it comes to the impact of religion on his life, he said, ‘I find myself very close to the teachings of Pope Francis,’ and he described the pope as ‘incredibly smart and brave.’
Ben & Jerry’s has been active in promoting liberal issues, including marriage for homosexuals, which is sugar-coated with the term “marriage equality,” global warming and legalizing marijuana.
It has come up with a new flavor called “Save Our Swirled” to promote public awareness of the global warming.
It will not be surprising if it comes up with a new flavor to tour Sanders, a long-time Independent and socialist who is challenging Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic candidate in the 2016 party primaries and convention.
Ben & Jerry’s is known as being far from the nationalist camp and refers to Judea and Samaria as the “occupied territories,” tried to stay clear of political issues in Israel. It probably will not go so far as to advertise a “Two-State Flavor,” maybe a mixture of za’atar and falafel.
Or perhaps it could be called NetanAbbas, but that probably would probably be boycotted by the Arab world.
Cohen told Business Insider a new flavor might be called “Bernie’s Rebellion.” He said,”What would be in it? All good things. I mean, there might be some chocolate chips molded in the shape of a cap that you wear for graduation to symbolize his stance in favor of free college education and reduced student loan rates. I think that there might be equal numbers of peanuts and pecans to symbolize his initiatives to reduce economic inequality.”
The Boycott Israel movement wants a boycott of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream because the company sells it products to Jews in Judea and Samaria, known to President Barack Obama as “illegal” and “illegitimate” Jews. On the other hand, so does Coca-Cola and the makers of Mars candy bars, but BDS has a fix on the ice cream maker.
The boycotters were aghast last year when Ben & Jerry’s Israeli franchise posted a picture on its Facebook page of IDF soldiers in the Golan Heights licking their ice cream the firm handed out.
Ben & Jerry’s stated last month:
We have conducted business in Israel with our licensee there since 1987. Between our local owner/operator, and visits to the region by our CEO, select Board of Directors members, and a few of our Global Leadership Team members, we are keenly aware of how complex the situation can be.
Ben & Jerry’s corporate organization, based in the U.S., does not retain any profits from the business in Israel. The company remains committed to contributing 100% of the net licensing fee to foster multicultural programs and values-led ingredient sourcing initiatives in the region….Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
The new United Nations Middle East envoy has swung into action like a robotic parrot by demanding that Israel freeze all building in “settlements” which by U.N. definition includes parts of Jerusalem where approximately one-third of its residents live.
Nikolay Mladenov, in his first briefing to the U.N. Security Council, also said he is working with U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki moon to come up with a “realistic options “to resume the peace process” that is buried so deep in the ground that no one can even find its ashes anymore.
And how does Mladenov, who presumably is pumping new blood into the over-aged and crippled international organization, plan to reach his goals?
Freezing settlement building is only the first step. He always wants a “reasonable timetable” for Israel
He also turned on the tape recorder and said:
The coming period will be critical to the future of the peace process.
If that statement rings a bell, try going back around 20 years. No senior official in the American government, the European Union and the United Nations has let a month go by without parroting the same words.
Mladenov also has some other brilliant ideas, such as rehabilitating Gaza.
First of all, he described the situation there.
Gaza Arabs are angry at Israel for the “continuing blockade” that hardly exists, but it makes the Arabs feel good to say that it does.
He admitted “some progress” has been made in allowing more material and goods into Gaza, but it is not enough, and never mind that Hamas still uses construction materials to build homes for missiles and tunnels for terrorists instead of people.
Mladenov said Gaza Arabs not only are angry at Israel.
They are angry at Egypt for the closure of the Rafah crossing.
They also are angry at the whole world for not living up ties commitments to donate $3.5 billion to rehabilitate Gaza, i.e. Hamas.
During his briefing, he said that no one in Israel should have “illusions towards the significance of unilateral actions” such as building homes for Jews in Ramot, French Hill, Talpiot, Gilo and other areas in Jerusalem as well as new homes for Jews in Judea and Samaria.
When Arabs build homes they are not “unilateral actions” because, according to the U.N.-EU-Obama agenda, a “unilateral action” is one that helps Israel.
Because the United Nations, agenda, which President Barack Obama has adopted, states that “negotiations” with the Palestinian Authority mean discussing what color ink to use to sign on the dotted line. Invisible ink is not allowed unless it is in Mahmoud Abbas’ poison pen, the one the pope gave to him two years ago.
Speaking of illusions, Mladenov’s appeal to pour money into Gaza has a nasty smell and a hollow ring.
He said only 27 percent of the money pledged at a “donors’ conference” in Cairo last year has been forked over to Hamas. The United States did its bit to the tune of $212 million, as announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who said at the time:
Out of this conference must come not just money but a renewed commitment from everybody to work for peace that meets the aspirations of all, for Israelis, for Palestinians for all people of this region.
Freezing settlement construction and setting timetables have failed for two decades to produce anything but terror and the Palestinian Authority’s emasculation of the Oslo Accords.
If Mladenov wants to go hunting for old solutions, he can take look at the only one that has helped Arabs in Gaza enjoy a decent economy, social life and self-government of local affairs.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu