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Israel's "Disproportionate" Self-Defense

Those who talk of Israel's "disproportionate" response to Hamas, in the context of its long history of having been under attack by neighboring nations and the so-called Palestinians, sound like the babbling idiots that they are.

Hamas Uses Medical Facilities and Ambulances for Military-Terrorist Purposes

Hamas and the other terrorist organizations have frequently made use of hospitals and other medical facilities in Gaza for various military purposes. That is because they know the IDF does not attack medical facilities, and using a medical facility provides their terrorist operatives located there with a kind of immunity.

Between the Settlers and the Unsettlers, the One-State Solution Is on Our Doorstep

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?

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Cease the Ceasefires

There is something grotesque about people living thousands of miles away, in safety and comfort, loftily second-guessing and trying to micro-manage what the Israelis are doing in a matter of life and death. "Ceasefire" and "negotiations" are magic words to the international community. But in the long run they cost far more lives.

A Letter to US Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, Regarding Jonathan Pollard

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.

Remembering Irena Sendler

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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Websites and Books About the History of the Jewish "Exodus 1947" Ship

When thinking of the reestablishment of the nation of Israel most people usually think of the Holocaust. For those who know some of the history, stories of the British refusing Jews entry into Palestine also come to mind. But one story which stands out — and many people tend to forget — is the account of the Jewish refugee ship known as Exodus 1947. The true story of the Exodus is largely unknown, forgotten for the most part.

Let Us Finish the 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.

US State Department, French Embassy Partner in Anti-Semitic Book Fair

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.

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Israel in Figures 2013 - Central Bureau of Statistics

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.

Are Settlements Illegal?

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.

Is Jerusalem Sacred for Muslims?

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.

Why Is Israel's Presence in the Territories Still Called "Occupation"?

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.

The History and Meaning of "Palestine" and "Palestinians"

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.

"No weapon formed against you shall succeed, and every tongue that contends with you at law you shall defeat. Such is the lot of the servants of Yahweh, such their triumph through Me — declares Yahweh." (Isaiah 54:17)
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The Myth of the Moderate Hamas
Those involved in the Israeli-Arab peace process — well at least all those except Israel — have been quick to try to repaint Hamas as a political party, preferring to ignore its well-earned "terrorist organization" label. Back as far as July 2010 senior intelligence officers of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) recommended the legitimization of the Hamas and Hizb'Allah terrorist organizations.

The Palestinian Authority is not only made up of terrorists, it has supported terrorists for many years, using the funds given to the organization by the United States, the PA/PLO's largest single country donor. Despite investigations by the US Congress, the money keeps pouring in to pay the terrorists of the PA, many of whom Israel released under pressure from the United States.

Ten spies were arrested around the same time as Jonathan Pollard or years later. They sold sensitive secrets, passed technology, and did not hesitate to expose other US agents. Dozens of spies have been caught operating on US soil. They received substantial sentences which were followed by reductions and early release. They are all free today. Only Jonathan Pollard remains in prison.

Arab leaders falsely point to UN Resolution 194 as proof that Arab refugees have a 'right to return'. First of all, the refugee situation is a small part of the Resolution. And secondly, Resolution 194 makes no distinction between Arab refugees and Jewish refugees.

There is a myth hanging over all discussion of the Arab problem: this land was Arab land taken from its native inhabitants by invading Jews. The reason this is a myth is hardly ever made known. In fact, the Arab press has done an excellent job of making it seem to be the truth. So what is this myth and how strong is it?



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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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