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September 30, 2016 / 27 Elul, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Shiloh’

Shiloh Musings: Bibi and Obama Do Not Have to Like Each Other

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

One of the big differences between the Israeli and American forms of government is that an American President is limited to two elected terms, eight years, while an Israeli Prime Minister can hold the office indefinitely, for decades even. Though nobody has been PM for that long. The longest serving David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, like Netanyahu, did not serve all terms consecutively. Click here for a list.

From what it has been said in the news over the years, and the grimaces caught by cameras, United States President Barack Hussein Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Bibi Netanyahu have never really gotten along. The glowing smiles that Obama always has plastered on his face when meeting Arabs are never seen when he’s meeting with Bibi. His speechwriters always prepare him with friendly, funny quips to trade with Bibi, who is well-known for his quick mind and on target ad libs. But Bibi, who in some ways can be considered even “more American” than Obama, has never found a common language and comfortable demeanor with the present POTUS.

They are not going to have to put up with each other much longer. Soon there will be a new American President, and Obama will be able to spend time with whomever he wants. No doubt, that’s the reason for the smiles and jovial mood of last week’s meeting between the two.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Bibi: Selling Soul and Country to the Devil!

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

I’m just sick over the fact that our Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, didn’t have the guts and faith to hold out on the so-called aid, sic offered by American lame duck President Barack Hussein Obama.

This “package” is poison for the Israeli economy, particularly our military industries. A sovereign leader always has a choice. By accepting the many stringed offer, Netanyahu is showing weakness.

Republican senator: Israel made a mistake signing security deal
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who oversees the U.S. foreign aid budget, opined on Friday that Israel made a mistake by signing a new $38 billion security agreement with the Obama administration, The Associated Press reported.
Graham said Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could have gotten a better deal if he had waited until President Barack Obama left office.
He stated that there is ample support in Congress among Republicans and Democrats for providing Israel with more military aid. And a new U.S. president, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, would be more generous too, he said on a conference call arranged by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.

I don’t know how we can get out of it… sigh….

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: The State of Israel Should Not Depend on Foreigners!

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

From this week’s Parshat Shavua Weekly Torah Portion דברים D’varim 17:

14When you come to the land the Lord, your God, is giving you, and you possess it and live therein, and you say, “I will set a king over myself, like all the nations around me,” ידכִּי תָבֹא אֶל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ וִירִשְׁתָּהּ וְיָשַׁבְתָּה בָּהּ וְאָמַרְתָּ אָשִׂימָה עָלַי מֶלֶךְ כְּכָל הַגּוֹיִם אֲשֶׁר סְבִיבֹתָי:
15you shall set a king over you, one whom the Lord, your God, chooses; from among your brothers, you shall set a king over yourself; you shall not appoint a foreigner over yourself, one who is not your brother. טושׂוֹם תָּשִׂים עָלֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ אֲשֶׁר יִבְחַר יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בּוֹ מִקֶּרֶב אַחֶיךָ תָּשִׂים עָלֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ לֹא תוּכַל לָתֵת עָלֶיךָ אִישׁ נָכְרִי אֲשֶׁר לֹא אָחִיךָ הוּא:

Yes, it clearly states that we, the Jewish People/State of Israel must be fully sovereign and not look to foreign nations for our security and legitimacy!

For those of us old enough to remember well, the 1967 Six Days War, we also remember that Israel fought alone. There were prayers from Jews all over the world, and although four Arab countries, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan joined together to destroy the State of Israel, they were quickly defeated, yes, in just six days. For those who are unaware that Iraq was part of the original anti-Israel alliance, please read A Six Days War IDF Soldier Tells his Story.

There’s nothing more dangerous for the State of Israel than dependence on a foreign country. That is how we were almost destroyed in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. For some totally incomprehensible and fokokt reason we trusted the United States to help us with security, even though they had not helped, nor been needed just six years earlier. The then US President Richard Nixon used Henry Kissinger to charm and cajole Israel leaders, who naively trusted the Jewish Secretary of State. That’s when the dependence on the Americans began, and our self-sufficiency and faith in Gd weakened.

True, we had very few modern weapons prior to 1973, but we were victorious. We need Gd not American weapons.

The American aid package that Israel is having trouble “swallowing,” approving will destroy our military industry, because it demands that we only purchase American weapons with the “shopping coupons” that America provides.

I prefer Trump, who says that he doesn’t plan on giving Israel a lot of aid to Hillary’s promise to “safeguard its ‘military edge’.” Because what it really means is that she doesn’t want Israel to get “too strong,” because then Israel won’t feel dependent on the USA. The more weapons Israel gets from America, the more control the POTUS has on the State of Israel.

We would be better off further developing and expanding our military industries and weaning ourselves from the United States. Then we can increase our exports without having to get approval from the USA. It just takes “one American screw” in a product to give the USA the authority to approve or deny us the right to sell to a foreign country, which weakens our economy.

The time has come to cut the ties, the dependency and stop America from controlling the State of Israel!!

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Hillary, Your “Deplorable” Comment May Lose You The Election!

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Half of Trump Supporters Belong in ‘Basket of Deplorables’
Hillary Clinton urged supporters late Friday not to be complacent about Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election, saying half of his backers were “desperate for change” but the other half belonged in a “basket of deplorables.”
Appearing at an LGBT gala fundraiser where Barbra Streisand performed, Clinton said many of the GOP candidate’s voters were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”

Israel’s Labor Party once made that mistake. They referred to the Likud’s Menachem Begin supporters as “riff raff,” and all it did was increase Likud support in the Israeli voting public and cause long term damage to itself. Today, the Likud is still in power and the Labor party, even after a major rebranding and then name change is smaller than ever.

Hillary, I hate to break it to you, but when you’re running for office you are supposed to try to convince those who support your opponent to change camps and support you, not insult them and turn them away. You’re just proving how unsuitable you are to lead a country, any country.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Construction Fiascos, The Tipping Point towards Death

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Yesterday afternoon, the Israeli television stations stopped regular broadcasting schedule and brought us the awful news of a major fatal construction collapse in Tel Aviv. A four-story parking garage totally collapsed.

Third body found in the Tel Aviv construction site collapse
The search for survivors continued Tuesday morning, with four construction workers still missing at the site of the collapse.Soldiers began a search and rescue operation on Monday afternoon with two victims successfully extracted by Monday evening.
Police received reports of a building collapse on the corner of Habarzel and Hanahoshet Streets at 11:24 a.m, on Monday, and responded within minutes.
Rescue workers continued working into the night in an effort to recover those who remained missing. (Jerusalem Post)

Apparently, the owners had decided to add a “minor” “design element” to the plan without properly checking engineering feasibilities/ramifications.

Building engineering is a very mathematical science. Add a floor to a house, or a garden to a roof, and you can easily have a disaster, like there was yesterday in Tel Aviv.

I kept seeing this deep sand-filled pit on television and wondered how it could have happened.

Where were the support pillars? How could it have happened? Apparently, the owner had decided to add a garden on top and like many of us, figured that “a garden doesn’t weigh much.” As the tractor brought in the soil, the entire structure collapsed like a house of cards. Because the truth is that the tractor and packed soil for a garden are much heavier than cars. And apparently, the garden hadn’t been in the original plans which the engineers had received and planned for.

Who will pay in the end? Construction workers were killed and injured because of this.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Strict Apartheid in Israel Against Jews

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

In all honesty, I can’t deny the fact that there is apartheid in Israel, but the truth is that the restrictions are against Jews, not Arabs.

Not only are Jews/Israelis forbidden to enter sections of Israel administered by the P.A. but violence against those Jews/Israelis is excused/justified. I will copy the English on the sign for you, as it is written exactly:

“This Road leads To Area “A”
Under The Palestinian Authority
The Entrance For Israeli
Citizens Is Forbidden,
Dangerous To Your Lives
And Is Against The Israeli Law”

This is a threat of violence against Israelis. The policymakers responsible for the sign expect Israelis to be attacked and actually condone it. Attackers are not prosecuted; only Israelis who venture, whether intentionally or not, are.

A few days ago, a few dozen Breslover Chasidim entered the holy site of Joseph’s Tomb, which had been mentioned specifically in the Oslo Accords as a Jewish Holy Site that the P.A. was supposed ensure for Jewish worship. Not only were they attacked by the Aarbs, but after their rescue they were jailed by Israel.

The detainees with Ben Gvir

                        The detainees with Ben Gvir

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, who is representing 32 Breslov Jews who entered Joseph’s Tomb overnight in Shechem (Nablus) without permission from security forces, demands that police release them immediately.
The bus of worshippers was attacked by Arabs upon entering Shechem, who threw stones at it. The bus’ 60 passengers were rescued by IDF forces.
Several haredim were lightly wounded from the stoning, and were treated on site. 32 of the pilgrims were arrested.
“When leftist extremists, led by [poet and activist] Eliaz Cohen, entered Ramallah and were attacked, the police didn’t arrest them, didn’t touch the matter, and no one called them in for questioning,” Ben-Gvir recalled. “The feeling here is that the police discriminate again and again.” (Arutz 7)

We must cease this farce of an “occupation” and make all of the Land liberated in the 1967 Six Days War part of sovereign Israel!

The present policy strengthens and justifies Arab terror against Jews! It must be stopped!!!

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Did Elor Azariya Shoot Terrorist Post-Mortem

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

No doubt that this whole story would make great mesmerizing  suspense movie.

In legal twist, expert says terrorist shot in Hebron was already dead
Former chief pathologist says he believes terrorist shot in Hebron in March had expired before Elor Azaria shot him • Findings contradict official autopsy results, as well as Azaria’s version of the event • Testimony could see manslaughter charge revised. (Israel Hayom)

For the past couple of months, the Israeli public has been following the accusations and now trial of Elor Azaria, who when seeing movement of an already shot/injured Arab terrorist dressed in heavy clothing despite the heat, shot him.

A Leftist Arab (terrorists) sympathizer group photographed the scene and publicized it without sound. By muting the sound, viewers can’t hear the shouts cautioning that the injured terrorist maybe boobytrapped, with hidden explosives. Their con worked, and public figures, including the then Minister of Defense, quickly condemned the young soldier.

We all know that one of the signs of a possible terrorist is wearing a coat or jacket in the summer, since outerwear can easily hide bombs strapped to the body. Many Arab terrorists have been caught before managing to activate deadly explosives, because they had been suspected due of their inappropriately heavy jacket.

Unfortunately for Elor Azaria, the Israeli media and Leftist politicians decided to use him to up their standing with the international Left. They have this dangerously fokokt ideology that terrorists are ordinary criminals, who should be given human and legal rights.

And now, out of left field, comes Dr. Yehuda Hiss, whose opinion puts an unexpected surprise on the table. The terrorist’s  movements may have been just muscle twitches that sometimes happen at death. The original shots at the terrorist at the time he was apprehended caused his death, not Elor Azaria’s bullets.

Does it really make a difference? Honestly, this whole trial and witch hunt is a moral travesty of justice. Soldiers in the field, like Elor Azaria and even citizens who find themselves in the midst of terror attacks, should not be held to civilian theoretical standards. And as far as I’m concerned, all Arab terrorists should be executed on the spot and never given civilian criminal trials.

This trial must be stopped and Elor Azaria set free, his record purged.

Batya Medad

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