The Middle East is falling apart, or at least most of it. As things progress, Israel will soon be the only state able to govern Judea and Samaria, and the only military force capable of securing its borders. How will it happen?
Over the years Europe, the UN, and world leaders such as US Presidents Carter and Clinton, the Pope have become some of the leading supporters of terrorism. But more surprisingly Israeli prime ministers, beginning with the late Yitzhak Rabin, followed by Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ehud, Olmert, and Ariel Sharon have themselves become patrons of terrorism, but making them more culpable due to the position they hold within Israel.
Why does the Israeli government continue to give credence to the lie that there really is a "Palestinian" people and that "Palestine" was once an actual country? It certainly does not serve the needs of the nation of Israel, except to give weak-kneed politicians a reason for not standing up and doing their job.
It is time to drop our flyers in Gaza. Let us warn them to leave. When the time period on those flyers elapses — then the carpet bombing must begin. Then the infantry must follow. If Israel does not overcome their gentle peace-seeking natures, it will be their children who will pay with their lives. End this nightmare once and for all.
The U.S. State Department is listed as a "cultural partner" of the 24th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, held from April 30 to May 5. Among the anti-Semitic publications on display at the fair (in both English and Arabic) — books which paved the way for the Holocaust — are The International Jew, Mein Kampf and The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, remembering the six million Jews who were brutally murdered in the Holocaust. These ten Web sites focus on the Holocaust. Some of them tell the history of what happened, others give the names of those who died and others provide documents, pictures, and other information.
US President Obama continually refuses to release Jonathan Pollard from prison despite the fact that many Israeli and US government leaders, including those from the FBI, CIA, NSA and Department of Justice, have called for his release. Contrary to statements spread by uninformed individuals, Pollard was never indicted for harming the United States, for compromising codes, agents, or war plans, nor was he ever charged with treason. Pollard was indicted on only one charge: one count of passing classified information to an ally, without intent to harm the United States, for which the usual sentence is only two to four years. One fact that stands out significantly is that while the United States continues to refuse to honor the plea agreement it made with Pollard, it demands that Israel release hundreds of terrorists who have been tried and convicted of committing multiple, heinous murders, of whom many of the victims are US citizens.
Music from the Jewish culture allows historians and other researchers to discover Jewish history from a unique point of view. Jewish music provides insight into details not usually found in common historical artifacts. Many organizations, specifically created for the research and study of Jewish music, are providing a wealth of information not previously known in that field of study.
Irena Sendler was a Polish Gentile who rescued more than 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto. The Life in a Jar project celebrates her accomplishments in defeating Hitler's intended murder of these children.
This booklet covers a broad range of topics related to Israeli demography, society, and economy. Included are facts about the government and its founding, facts about the land itself, as well as population, standard of living information, education and economic stats and many other details about the nation. Very good background information.
The world declares that the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria are illegal and must be destroyed and the Jews relocated. They base their claim on either the Geneva Convention, UN General Assembly Resolution 181, UN Security Council Resolution 242, or any number of other documents. The facts, however, prove otherwise. The Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria are, in fact, quite legal, under the provisions set forth in the previously mentioned documents and others, including the Balfour Declaration and the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine.
Muslims claim that Jerusalem is sacred for two reasons: First, Muslims were initially commanded to pray toward Jerusalem. But when the Jews refused to convert to Islam, Muhammad changed the prayer direction toward Mecca. Second, Muslims believe that Muhammad ascended to heaven and back from "the Rock" which much later after his death was interpreted to mean what is today the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Interestingly though, Islamic sources from the first 50 years or so after Muhammad's death make clear that Jerusalem had absolutely no holy status for Muslims.
When an armed force holds territory beyond its own national borders, the term "occupation" is usually used to describe its holding on the land. However, not all the factual situations that we commonly think of as "occupation" fall within the limited scope of the term "occupation" as defined in international law.
Palestine has never existed . . . as an autonomous entity. There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs.
Child being trained as a suicide bomber by Hamas in Gaza.
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The government of Israel maintains several security corridors for the transfer of goods, humanitarian aid, fuel supplies, and other assistance for Gaza's Arab civilian population. Gaza is currently controlled by Hamas, a quasi-independent political/terrorist branch of the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority, based in Ramallah. This corridor is used by internationally recognized organizations including the United Nations and the Red Cross. Additional details can be found in our Gaza section.
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