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November 26, 2015 / 14 Kislev, 5776
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Ambassador: Germany Strongly Opposes Boycott of Israeli Products

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

(JNi.media) German new ambassador to Israel Clemens Von Goetze, his country’s former Foreign Ministry’s political director, told Israel Radio on Wednesday that Germany strongly opposes any kind of boycott of Israeli products. According to Von Goetze, the EU’s initiative to mark products originating in the settlements is merely a technical step.

Israel is anticipating a decision by the EU in the next few days on guidelines for member states to begin labeling goods from the settlements to differentiate them from products made inside Israel’s 1949 armistice border.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Tuesday at a press conference at the Barkan industrial Park in Judea and Samaria that the move to mark products from the Jewish Settlements is part of a clear process of delegitimizing the State of Israel. “Whoever is trying to boycott certain regions of Israel is basically boycotting the state itself and creating delegitimization of the state,” she said. “When you boycott Judea and Samaria,” she added, “you eventually boycott Tel Aviv.”

Meanwhile, Knesset Member Tzipi Livni (Zionist Camp) criticized the government’s conduct regarding the European Union’s initiative to mark products manufactured beyond the green line, telling Israel Radio that she opposes the European initiative, but the government does not know how to deal with this challenge.

According to the Financial Times, many UK supermarkets introduced settlement labeling in 2009, and already mark products from farms in the region “West Bank (Israeli settlement)” and “West Bank (Palestinian product)” respectively. Denmark and Belgium follow similar guidelines.

Also according to the Financial Times, Israeli farmers in the Jordan Valley have shifted their sales to Russia, the US and Canada, and don’t bother being treated as second class vendors in Europe. Russia, which gets more of its food from outside the EU since the start of sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, has been a particularly welcome buyer in Judea and Samaria.

Several Israeli Municipalities Bar Arab Workers Temporarily

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

(JNi.media) In light of the unprecedented wave of Arab sporadic terrorist attacks, on Tuesday night Israeli social networks have begun to point out a number of municipalities and local communities, almost all in Judea and Samaria, who have decided to bar the entry of Arabs, including Arab workers. This includes the town of Efrat, where reports say there have been much internal discussions over the decision. For now Arabs will be stopped and turned around for the next two days at the entrance to Efrat.

Moshe Margaliot tweeted Tuesday that all the Gush Etzion settlements are now enforcing the ban on Arab workers until further notice. Eli Sclesinger tweeted that the municipality of Beitar Illit is barring the entry of Arab workers, also until further notice. Moish Goldberg tweeted that Na’ale, a communal Israeli settlement located near Modi’in, also told its Arab employees to stay home.

Also on Tuesday, IDF Major Elitzur Trabelsi, head of the Samaria Territorial Defense Battalion, issued an order barring entry of Arab workers in all the Jewish towns and villages under his control, “in light of the sensitive situation.”

There are two versions of Major Trabelsi’s letter, one which ends the ban on October 14, the other October 18. In both versions, the affected settlements are: Bracha, Rehelim, Nofei Nehemia, Migdalim, Shavei Shomron, and Kdumim.

Contractors who would defy the order and let their Arab workers in will be punished according to the Martial Law which has been in effect in Judea and Samaria since 1967.

The Arab terrorist in Tuesday’s attack in Geula worked for the Bezeq phone company as a technician. The female terrorist from the Afula bus station previously worked in a Kibbutz high school up north.

The Last Prayer

Monday, August 10th, 2015

The last prayer at the Ayelet HaShahar synagogue in Givat Zeev, which is slated for destruction as per a decision by the Israeli High Court.

Rabbi Moshe Levinger ZT”L

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Rabbi Moshe Levinger, born in Jerusalem in 1935, passed away on Shabbat, on the eve of Jerusalem Reunification Day.

Rabbi Levinger was a leading figure in the Religious-Zionist camp and helped organize the resettlement of Gush Etzion after 1967. Gush Etzion had been emptied of Jews following the 1948 Kfar Etzion massacre. He was a founder of the Gush Emunim movement.

Rabbi Levinger is most remembered for reestablishing Jewish life in Hebron and establishing the town of Kiryat Arba.

He began the process in 1968, when he rented some rooms in a Hebron hotel, and then refused to leave until the government allowed him to move to a former army base, which ultimately became the town of Kiryat Arba.

Rabbi Levinger, married to Miriam, had 11 children and 50 grandchildren.

The funeral will be held on Sunday at 12:30 PM, starting at Maarat Hachpelah (The Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hebron.

Netanyahu Calls Obama’s View of Jerusalem ‘Un-American’ [video]

Monday, October 6th, 2014

The Obama administration’s harsh condemnation of Jews buying homes from Arabs in eastern Jerusalem is “against American values,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday.

He pointed out that in his meeting with President Barack Obama, the president did not talk about specifics when the president raised the issue of settlements.

“I said we should address the larger issues – are the Palestinians ready to recognize a nation state for the Jewish people the way we are ready to recognize the nation state of the Palestinians,” Netanyahu said.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to spell out the facts concerning building homes in Jerusalem to support his reaction of being “baffled” by the American position.

He said the project being planned in what is called eastern Jerusalem, although in this case it actually is in the southern part of the capital, “There are 2,400 units. What they didn’t tell you is that 700 of those units are designated for Arab residents in Jerusalem.

“The whole line that Jews cannot buy homes in Jerusalem, or you can’t have mixed housing projects for Arabs and Jews, is wrong. I am baffled.

“If somewhere in America someone said Jews cannot buy apartments here, there would be an uproar. I do not accept this.”

Concerning the purchase of six buildings in the Silwan Valley, directly across the road form the Western Wall, Prime Minister Netanyahu stated, “Some Jewish residents of Jerusalem bought apartments legally from Arabs in a predominantly Arab neighborhood. This is seen as a terrible thing.. Arab in east Jerusalem buy apartments, thousands of them, in the Jewish neighborhood in west Jerusalem. No one says you can’t do it.

“If I said to you, in some place in the United States, “Jews cannot buy apartments here,’ there would be an uproar.

“It is against American values. The idea that we’d have this ethnic purification as a condition for peace? I think it’s anti-peace.”

Netanyahu did not address the principal reasoning of the Obama administration and its predecessors that dividing Jerusalem, and not declaring the city as the capital of Israel until it is divided, is in “the national security interests” of the United States.

He did not address the issue because no one has yet been able to solve the puzzle of how the American government, mainly the State Dept., links the two. It’s like starting to recite “A-B-C- and ending up with “Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday.”

Whoever can figure out why they are connected perhaps can also explain why Jews should not buy from Arabs but Arabs can buy from Jews.

Police Capture Firebomber

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

A policeman driving near the community of Ateret saw a large amount of stones on the road, indicating stone throwers.

He got out of his car and began searching the area. He found the 23 year old Arab terrorist, who tried to escape.

The officer chased after the man, and caught him as he was trying to light a Molotov cocktail to throw at the officer.

Infiltration and Stabbing in Neve Tzuf Halamish Home

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

There was a reported infiltration into the town of Neve Tzuf Halamish in the Binyamin region, on Sunday afternoon.

Arabs broke into a home in Neve Tzuf, while the owners were in the house. A struggle ensued, and the Arabs apparently stabbed one person, who was lightly wounded.

The Arabs ran away.

The settlement was rebuilt on the ruins of an ancient Jewish Talmudic village.

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