"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.
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.
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.
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.
On July 8, 2014, following incessant rocket fire from Gaza at Israel, the IDF initiated Operation Protective Edge. On the 10th day of the operation, after continued terrorist assaults on Israel from land, air and sea, the IDF commenced the ground phase of the operation. This website contains the most important information regarding the operation. The information is free to be used and distributed. [offsite]
U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel [April 11, 2014]
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.
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. [Spanish version also]
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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