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Netanyahu to U.S.: Green Light for ‘Settlers’ in Return for ‘Good Will’ [video]

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Netanyahu has check-mated Obama.

The Prime Minister and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met on Tuesday, two weeks after Israel reportedly told the Secretary of State that more “good will measures” for Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority must parallel good will to Israel by giving the green light for building homes in settlement blocs.

The Obama administration obviously was far from happy with the Israeli demand, according to this morning’s report by Haaretz, which directly quoted a government spokesman as saying:

The Americans want Israel to implement a package of meaningful measures in the West Bank. The prime minister made it clear that we want American recognition of the settlement blocs and of the fact that we can build there.

The office of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has not denied the report, and it makes perfect sense. Abbas has figuratively shot himself in the head by not dampening incitement to kill Jews. He also not only has not condemned murders of Israel, his regime also has continued to praise the “martyrs.”

Netanyahu, the master of timing, has exploited the impossible situation in which Abbas has placed himself by promoting lies that are too ridiculous even for President Barack Obama and most of the international community to buy.

The Palestinian Authority recently has accused Israelis of “executing” terrorists who they claims were innocent people, has charged that soldiers and “settlers” plant knives next to terrorists who were shot dead, and has tried to create a change in the definition of the “Temple Mount status quo” to mean no Jews are allowed even to visit, let alone pray.

The inevitable change in the image of Abbas, along with this past week’s blood-letting by Palestinian Authority terrorists, left Kerry in the unusual position of not demanding “both sides” stop the violence when he met Prime Minister Netanyahu Tuesday.

The Prime Minister’s remarks released for publication were:

Good morning, John. I’d like to welcome you again to Jerusalem. You are a friend in our common effort to restore stability, security and peace. There can be no peace when we have an onslaught of terror – not here or not anywhere else in the world, which is experiencing this same assault by militant Islamists and the forces of terror. Israel is fighting these forces every hour.

Kerry was incredibly bland, limiting his comments to his concern about the attacks, although he did not specifically use the terms “Arabs,” whether from Jerusalem or from the Palestinian Authority. The usual “balance” was absent. Kerry did not even hint that Israel has to show “proportional response” and did not utter a sound about Israeli settlements being an obstacle to peace.

He didn’t even use the word “occupation.”

Kerry stated, for public consumption, at least:

I come at a time that, as the Prime Minister has just said, is very troubled. Clearly, no people anywhere should live with daily violence, with attacks in the streets, with knives or scissors or cars. And it is very clear to us that the terrorism, these acts of terrorism which have been taking place, deserve the condemnation that they are receiving and today I expressed my complete condemnation for any act of terror that takes innocent lives and disrupts the day-to-day life of a nation.

Israel has every right in the world to defend itself. It has an obligation to defend itself…. So I’m here today to talk with the Prime Minister about the ways that we can work together, all of us – the international community – to push back against terrorism, to push back against senseless violence and to find a way forward, to restore calm and to begin to provide the opportunities that most reasonable people in every part of the world are seeking for themselves and for their families.

He added that the Islamic State (ISIS) state also is one the agenda of his discussion with Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

IDF Demolishes Homes of 4 Palestinian Authority Terrorists

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Israeli security forces have demolished homes of four Palestinian Authority residents, including the resident of the murders of Rabbi Eitan and Naama Henkin and Malachi Rosenfeld.

The homes are located in Shechem and north of Ramallah.

The IDF stated:

On October 1, Yahia Muhammad Naif Abdullah Hajj Hamad, Samir Zahir Ibrahim Kusah, and Karem Lufti Fatahi Razek plotted and executed the lethal attack on Naama and Eitan Henkin.

The terrorist shot and murdered the two parents in front of their four children on the main route between the communities of Alon Moreh and Itamar.

On June 29, Maad Hamed shot and murdered Malachi Rosenfeld on his way back from a basketball game.

The IDF cleared out the families from the homes before they were blown up.

The Supreme Court approved the demolitions after several days of hearings that were drawn out because of arguments by human rights groups that the action punishes people who have not been accused of terrorism.

The government views demolishing terrorists’ homes as a deterrent to terror, and Mark Regev, spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister, stated:

There are all too many incentives to encourage people to commit terrorist crimes. People who commit these terrorist crimes are not afraid to die. So the fear that the house that they lived in will be destroyed after they are gone provides an effective deterrence and saves lives.

 

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Friday’s Shooting Victims Identified as Kiryat Arba Rabbi and His Son

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The victims of Palestinian Authority terrorists’ deadly shootings shortly before Shabbat have been identified as Rabbi Yaakov Litman and his 16-year-old son Natanel, who with the rest of their family were on their way to a Shabbat celebrating the upcoming marriage of the rabbi’s daughter.

Their funerals are taking place at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Rabbi Litman’s wife and one other child were wounded n the shooting. Natanel reportedly called security forces before dying from his gunshot wounds.

The murders took place two miles south of Otniel in the southern Hebron Hills. The Litmans were headed for Meitar, a large suburban Be’er Sheva located a mile inside the security fence and a checkpoint.

The terrorists escaped and are believed to have come from Dura or Yatta, where they could easily hide amid a large Arab population.

Security personnel have found an abandoned car which probably was used by the terrorists. The vehicle was south of Hebron.

Southern Hebron Hills Regional Council chairman Yochai Damri stated Saturday night:

Senior IDF officers were at the scene of the attack, including the Chief of Staff…

The army will increase patrols on roads in our area.

The terrorists want to make us afraid and make us leave. The only answer is to strengthen settlements.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

European Jewish Leader Exposes EU Hypocrisy

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor has called on the new European Union labeling regime for products made by Israelis in Judea and Samaria “very problematic.”

Shortly after the EU publicized its decision Wednesday, Dr. Kantor stated:

The EU has been consistently asked why Israel is made a special case without any other precedent.

The EU has refused to answer even though we see it signing agreements to profit from and contributing to Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara and Turkey’s occupation of Northern Cyprus.

In many other disputes the EU actually supports or profits from an internationally designated occupation.

The European Commission, the executive arm of the EU in Brussels, released today new guidelines regarding the labeling of products from Israeli companies in the West Bank that are sold in Europe.

Dr. Kantor said that the EU decision “is clearly discriminatory and stands in stark contradistinction to the EU’s own mandate to be fair and free of prejudice.

He added:

After studying the issue deeply we have concluded that there are no comparable guidelines for any other territorial dispute or what are perceived as occupations anywhere else in the world….

Furthermore, these guidelines may contravene international treaties and agreements like the World Trade Organization.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Police and IDF Arrest 12 Terrorists in Judea and Samaria

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Security forces arrested 16 Palestinian Authority terror suspects overnight, including 12 wanted for taking part in riots and attacks on civilians, soldiers and police.

The roundup stretched from Shechem, in northern Samaria, to a town south of Hebron. Two of those arrested are part of Hamas.

One was arrested in the Shechem area, two in and near Ramallah, four in Kalandia, one in Hebron and four from the town south of Hebron.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Shin Bet Breaks Up Two Firebombing Cells

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Israel security forces have arrested two Palestinian Authority cells of at least half a dozen terrorists who attacked Jewish motorists with firebombs and rocks in Judea and Samaria.

A gag order on the arrests one of the cells was lifted on Monday by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and police, who confiscated a large cache of weapons during the arrests.

Two of those arrested are minors. The cell carried out several attacks on drivers and passengers on highway 45, which connects the Jerusalem-Modi’in highway (443) from the Givat Ze’ev junction to the Atarot Industrial Park.

A second cell targeted drivers near the community of Neve Tzuf (Halamish), north of Givat Ze’ev.

The terrorists also have been charged with throwing explosives devices at soldiers and trying to break into an IDF post.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Palestinian Authority: It’s Really About Israel’s Existence, Stupid

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

A semi-official news outlet that carries statements for Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas proclaimed on Sunday his oft-repeated wild incitement that Israel is out to destroy the central Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. And of far more international interest, the site added, “the current Palestinian uprising has its roots in 67 years” of Arab rage over the rebirth of the State of Israel.

The “Palestine Solidarity Network (PSN)” mouthpiece was quoted by the Palestine News Network (PNN) in the accusation against the Netanyahu administration on Sunday of ordering the destruction of the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount.

Moreover, the PA government confirmed publicly that the issue of “new settlements” is not behind the latest round of Arab violence — nor has the issue of “settlements” been the issue igniting Arab violence over the past 20 years. It is the issue of Israel’s entire existence — as the more direct Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization explains in its forthright founding charter, which proclaims its determination to annihilate the State of Israel at all costs — that the Palestinian Authority finds so upsetting.

“The current Palestinian uprising has its roots in 67 years of being forcibly and brutally pushed out of their lands and homes,” stated the PSN on the homepage of the PNN website.

PNN, the official Internet mouthpiece for the Palestinian Authority, posted the piece at around the same time a flight bearing Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was arriving in the United States for a meeting with President Barack Obama.

“Three months ago, Israeli illegal settlers burned down a Palestinian home in Duma (occupied West Bank), killing an infant and his parents,” the statement went on, promoting a theory that has yet to be substantiated. Jewish terrorists who in the past carried out “price tag” attacks and atrocities against Arab neighbors were caught by Israeli security personnel and jailed within days of the crime.

The Palestinian Authority instead glorifies Arab murderers, naming public squares, streets and children’s summer camp programs after terrorists who carry out attacks against Israelis and Jews. In the case of the Duma incident, it is still not clear who carried out the despicable arson murder of the two parents and baby.

“The incident was followed by an increased Israeli military and settler presence around the Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem,” PSN continued, adding, “Under orders from the far-right Israeli administration, parts of the mosque were burned and destroyed. Moreover, Israeli claims of access to worshipping sites are often a first step for more colonization of land and are inevitably met by a wave of rejection and anger.

“More than 70 Palestinians have been killed in the last month by the Israeli military and armed settlers, many of them civilians who were not involved in violent attacks,” the Palestinian Authority website claimed.

Actually, since October 1, there have been dozens of Arab terrorists — many of them teenagers inspired by the endless incitement broadcast over PA government-run media and taught in PA-approved classrooms — who have carried out more than 60 stabbings, six vehicle ramming attacks and five shooting attacks against Israelis and Jews. At least 10 Israelis died and well over a hundred have been wounded. There were four such attacks within a six-hour period just prior to the posting of the PSN article, in fact.

Most of the attacks have been carried out in and around Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem, and the ancient holy city Hebron. Both cities are sacred to Jews and contain sites holy to Muslims as well.

The blood spilled in our cities is a stupid, useless tragedy for everyone. It serves no one except the evil, corrupted Arab leaders who have destroyed nearly every bit of progress their people manage to achieve, and have succeeded in brainwashing the last three of those generations. They sadly managed to produce an ample supply of young expendables who grew up inspired to give birth, raise “martyrs” and give birth again. And now they are bringing up a whole generation of those silly enough and impulsive enough to rush into death without giving thought to the value of life, the value of true honor, as opposed to the travesty of “honor” sold to them by the fakers in their TV screens.

Hana Levi Julian

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