Some 550 people from the radical left in Israel are undermining Israeli democracy, saying: "We will establish an IS State now because we will impose something we want. We will do it with the help of foreign governments because the government of Israel is not a legitimate body in our view. We will force our government to do what we, 550 people representing 0.006% of the Israeli public, believe. We shall establish the State of 'Palestine' and turn the status of the State of Israel into that of a banana republic."
"Our Prime Minister wants to get tough with rock throwers by fining their parents. That is not getting tough. That is just plain stupid. When we act as self-respecting Jews we will end terror and see a true beginning of peace. When we try to appease our enemies at the expense of Jewish self-respect we invite terror and war upon ourselves. It is all in our hands."
Arab terrorist organizations have begun a new wave of terror in Jerusalem and throughout the Land (the "Third Intifada"). The focal point, for now at least, has been the Temple Mount, with PA/PLO leader Abu Mazen claiming that the Jews are "contaminating" the Mount, all the while encouraging terrorism. This claim is based on several assumptions about the Temple Mount that have no basis in fact, even though the world has chosen to believe them.
The West, with all its learned scholars and so-called Middle East, Arab, and Islamic experts, just doesn't grasp the nature of the Middle East. It constantly tries to impose Western thinking on a region that has been in existence much longer than the populated West. It fails to change its thinking in order to adjust to the "facts on the ground", as it is fond of saying.
Egypt's crackdown in Sinai once again exposes the double standards of the international community toward the war on terrorism. While it is fine for Egypt to demolish hundreds of houses and forcibly transfer thousands of people in the name of the war on terrorism, Israel is not allowed to fire back at those who launch rockets and missiles at its civilians.
The West doesn't seem to have a good grip on the workings of Islam, failing to grasp the fact that Islamic State and Hamas are a single Islamist threat.
American Jews, like the German Jews prior to World War II, continue to deceive themselves. "I'm an American", they say. And they believe that is the way they are seen by the Gentiles and so, therefore, they do not see how the Gentiles in the United States are beginning to fear them. But it's the Gentiles who will quickly teach them they're a Jew.
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.
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.
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