Sunday, August 9

The Jewish Terrorists - Result of the Occupation?

A Palestinian man inspects a house after it was torched, in Duma, near the West Bank city of Nablus, July 31, 
The blame for the terrible tragedies that have occurred with the burning of a Palestinian home in Duma and the loss of life of of 2 Palestinians, Sa'ad Dawabsheh and his baby son Ali, must be laid at the doorstep of the extremist, right wing religious settlers and their allies in the Israeli Government coalition. They have been engaging in incitement against Palestinians for many years. Instead of outlawing the Jewish Terrorist organizations, the government had acted apologetically over their existence over the years. They were viewed as a group of “wild weeds”, “handful” and “marginal” fringe group of extremists, whose activities were largely overlooked. They are Price Tag, Hill-Top Youth, and Lehava of Benzi Gopstein, the racist organization that claims justification for burning down churches. These groups are fascist hoodlums. Nothing has been done in Israel to ban and outlaw them. Their evil activities were overlooked.

It is the extreme right wing in Israel that is more disposed to carrying out violence against those who are different. This is the result of many years of occupation and the pampering of the settler movements of all shades and colors in the West Bank. These fanatic, religious extremists are building illegal settlements in the occupied territories and are getting services such as electricity and water from the so-called legal regional councils in the area. The finances go through third parties. Does this not throw some light on the cooperation between these “marginal wild weeds” and the settler movements?

The right wing has created a core of die-hard extremist, religious monsters, whose ideology is harmful and destructive to Israel’s existence. This has occurred under their very noses because of their apathy to outlaw these movements under their watch in government. Lehava and Price Tag instigators responsible for so much damage to Palestinian property and the culmination in murder is inexcusable under any circumstances. The handwriting was on the wall for many years and no arrests were made. The reason - lack of evidence bringing the perpetrators to court.

Behind all these terrible crimes are extremist racist rabbis who call the tune amongst their followers. The hate for gays and the violence against them was given the Kosher stamp by these evil “holy” men as well.

The Bayit Hayehudi Party’s Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, wishes to pass a law legalizing the death penalty for terrorists murdering innocent people. According to a report, it will include Jewish terrorists as well as Palestinians.

There is similarity in the ideology of these Jewish terrorists to ISIS (Daesh) if not Hamas. All these organizations wish to destroy Israel. The Jewish Terrorist movements wish to establish a Jewish Halachic State, while ISIS wishes to establish a Caliphate based on Sharia. The former is a by-product of the occupation that went wild. The latter is the result of hate for non-Muslims as well as Muslims, who do not share their world view.

The Jewish terrorism phenomenon in Israel must be exorcised from our society for ever and all links to these evil Satanic groups and their rabbis that justify killing of innocent people must be brought to justice.

Saturday, August 1

Right Wing Jewish Terrorism is on the Rise in Israel

A man shows a picture of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha who died when his family house was set on fire by alleged Jewish extremists

According to witnesses, at roughly 4 A.M. Friday morning 31st July 2015, two masked men arrived at two homes in the village of Duma, not far from the settlement of Migdalim. They sprayed painted graffiti reading "revenge" and "long live the Messiah" in Hebrew, breaking the windows of the homes and throwing two firebombs inside.

One of the two homes was empty at the time, but there was a family in the second: 18-month-old Ali Saad Daobasa, his father Sa'ad, mother Reham, and 4-year-old Ahmed.
Damage to the home of the Dawabsheh family after Friday's arson attack, July 31, 2015. (Credit: AFP)

This group of Jewish terrorists must be brought to justice and given very heavy prison sentences for their ghastly and evil deed. They are in the same mould as Daesh, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. They do not belong in Israel and they are an evil Jewish sect influenced by the worst form of Rabbinical trash on this earth.

These savages exist under the very noses of the  Israeli Police and Security Services in the guise of Price Tag and the ideological branch called Lehava that is legal in Israel. They seem to do as they please and the blame for the increase in Jewish terrorism must seen as their responsibility. These evil, hateful organizations have no place in Israel. They are also sizeable groups within the settler-beyond-the Green Line movements. Nobody seems to know to what extent they are within these occupation settler movements.

The list of Price Tag attacks is on the rise and nobody has been arrested. It does not end there. An Israeli court jailed two brothers from a far-right Jewish group on Wednesday for an arson attack on a Jerusalem school that had been a rare symbol of co-existence.

Shlomo and Nahman Twito were sentenced to 2 years and 2 and 1/2 years in prison respectively for the overnight Nov. 29 attack, in which a classroom at the Hand in Hand school was torched and "Death to Arabs" daubed on a wall in the yard.
No one was hurt in the incident. The sentence that these brothers received for their barbaric act was light. They left the court as if they scored a victory.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett responded to this morning's (Friday) arson attack that murdered a Palestinian baby.

"We are not talking about hatred, and not about a 'price tag.' This is murder," said Bennett. "Arson against a house in Duma and the murder of a baby is a disgusting act of terror that we cannot permit. I urge the security forces to act with determination in order to punish the murderers to the full extent of the law." It is Price Tag that committed murder and arson and are the purveyors of hatred. Note Bennett omitted this fact.

Israeli officials identified Shlomo and Nahman Twito, aged 21 and 19 and residents of a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, as members of the far-right anti-Arab group Lehava, which has disavowed the arson attack.

There is an evil force within the Jewish extremist religious right wing camp that is undermining the rule of law in Israel. It is no use just condemning these Jewish terrorist acts without following up with action to bring them to justice. It appears that the right wing government coalition in Israel is not doing enough to heel in these savages.

The incident in Jerusalem of stabbing of six people in a Gay Pride procession in Jerusalem is another example of a madman under the influence of intolerant rabbinical bigots, who decided to take their hate one step further. It is all part of an extremist, obsessive, fanatic “religious, re-awakening” in Israel.

Yishai Shlissel, the Haredi Stabber who stabbed 6 people at Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem
If action against these extremist Jewish “religious” louts is not taken then we shall witness more of the same.

The demonstrations in Israel against the violence is heartening in that the overwhelming majority of Israelis across the political spectrum expressed their total opposition to the despicable actions of the Jewish terrorists. The extreme nationalistic chauvinism and self righteousness in attitude towards the occupation is part of right wing ideology, which the lunatic right, "religious" fringe has taken a violent step further. 

The Hamas and Allies are using this tragedy to goad the Palestinians to violence. This must be condemned in no uncertain terms. They are far from paragons of virtue and have committed heinous crimes against innocent Israelis and Palestinians resulting in death. 

The onus is on the Israeli Government to meet words with action and find the criminals responsible for this heinous crime against the innocent Palestinian family. It is the right that has to salve their conscience with PM Netanyahu taking the initiative and not only by words.

Thursday, July 30

The New Left Alliance in Israel is Essential for Survival

The left in Israel is fragmenting. In order for it to survive, it must seek a new alliance that can give it a chance to regain power in Israel. The right wing coalition in Israel is moving away from democracy and human values. Even the Netanyahu Coalition is subordinate to the illegal right wing settler movements, who have been raising their ugly heads and establishing wild card settlements on lands that belong to the Palestinians. The latest settler activities go against the law and decisions of the Israeli Courts. They have never had it so good with coalition support.

Meretz Leader, Zahava Gal-on
If the left in Israel is not united it will remain a weak opposition and will strengthen the ruling right wing. Support for Meretz has remained static and is even diminishing. The Israeli electorate has shifted to the right and are cutting off their noses to spite their faces, especially when it comes to socio-economic issues. The Israeli Electorate has many sectors that are becoming more religious. Pension schemes (Kupot Gemel) are in the hands of tycoons of the likes of Yitzhak Tshuva and their greedy capitalistic cartels. These tycoons borrow money from public investments. Whether one likes it or not, if one has solid investments, it is not so solid. Those who invest their savings for retirement must be aware of this. The International Stock Exchange is on the verge of cyclical collapse and this will affect us all whether we like it or not.

Housing prices for young married couples are exorbitant and buying a home is impossible for many. This will not change while piggish capitalism rules the roost and the government runs after tycoons. It is a vicious circle!

All the social services that the citizen is entitled will be less efficient and more expensive. Education under the present Education Minister, Naphtali Bennett, of the extremist Bayit Hayehudi Party, is no paragon of educational values when his party flouts the Israeli Law Courts on decisions that go against the ultra-nationalist settler movements that attempt to build on lands not belonging to them.

The rule of law is wavered when it comes to the right wing settler movements with government coalition support that is unanimous. The heart of the right wing coalition is with the settlers and this means that the taxpayer also has to foot the bill for their folly.

These are just a few examples of the price we pay for a tycoon-friendly government.
Joint List Leader MK, Aymen Oudeh

The Zionist Union is also showing a movement to the center and Meretz is on the verge of collapse. The Meretz Leader, Zahava Gal-On, does smell the coffee and is seeking a new alliance. Peace Now had a convention recently in which many personalities from the center-left, and left attended, including members of the Joint List Party. She realizes that Meretz is doomed to the dustbin of history if there is no true soul searching and strategy to gain support.

A common platform that all parties on the left in Israel could support, despite their wide ideological differences on many issues could be initiated. This new left alliance should downplay the Zionist ideology part and place more emphasis on a common citizenship that both Jewish and non-Jewish Israelis share. A common patriotism shared by all Israel’s citizens for the good of Israel should be an essential plank in this new common platform. It could embrace Meretz, Joint Arab List and even the Zionist Camp. Balad that is part of the Joint List must also comply with a platform for the common good of all Israel’s citizens. It also means an improvement of quality of life and more confidence in Israel’s economy. It will also render the BDS Movement obsolete. This would go a long way in solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and ending the occupation for the good of all Israelis. The static, non-movement towards a solution is bad for both Israel and the Palestinians. Serious negotiations with authority and vision is essential to put an end to this tragic conflict. A new left alliance will have the tools to solve this conflict.

This will facilitate restoring Israel’s image and would also improve Israel’s relations with the moderate neighboring Arab states. It will also form a strong, united bulwark against Daesh and Islamist terrorist movements that threatens all the people of the Middle East. The new Israel can play a pivotal role in achieving this. The economic opportunities for a Middle Eastern Union with an open border policy similar to the EU would be a wonderful goal for which to strive. At this stage it seems altruistic and unachievable. All new solutions are born from dreams.    

Tuesday, July 21

The Iran Deal and Israel

Hassan Rouhani speaking during a press conference in Tehran a day after a deal was reached on the country's nuclear programme Photo: REUTERS
Benjamin Netanyahu’s acolytes are hell-bent on undermining Barack Obama's nuclear pact with Iran
Well the deal is done and the signatories have signed. It may not be the greatest deal to prevent Iran from developing the nuclear bomb. The aftermath of this deal remains to be seen. Israel and the Gulf Arab States are not happy about this deal and it is understandable. President Obama is going to great pains to reassure these concerned countries that the US will not abandon them in favor of Iran. The deal does not address the terrorism that Iran commits nor does it weaken Iran’s relations with its proxies such as Hezbollah in Lebanon or the support that Iran is giving to the Shiite Houthis in Yemen. The nuclear deal is just about preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and is not concerned with Iran’s terrorist activities or Iran’s desire to destroy Israel.

Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal Speech may allay some fears but PM Netanyahu’s reaction to the deal as expected was negative. Obama did contact Netanyahu after the signing of the deal but Netanyahu is not convinced that the deal is the best thing on the market curtailing Iran’s aggressive and uncompromising attitude towards Israel, which is not part of the deal.

There is room for concern and skepticism about the success of this deal in curtailing Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Iran is not a state that has much credibility neither in the West nor in the Middle East. Its human rights record is atrocious and its desire to destroy Israel remains unabated. If one examines the latest Memri Clips that are on my blog, Rouhani appears conciliatory up to a point, while Ayatollah Khamanei harangues the crowds against the US, Israel and even England. One must bear in mind that the true power remains in the hands of Khamanei. The Ayatollah regime in Iran is oppressive and evil. President Rouhani of Iran remains a sugar-coated pill and a puppet of this regime that within time will disappoint all those who were captivated by his charm.

On the other hand, Israel’s Netanyahu Coalition sees this as an opportunity to unite Israel under the Netanyahu banner. It comes at a time when Netanyahu is trying to unite his coalition of strange bedfellows in order to get various bills passed. The US-Iran Nuclear Deal is a fantastic digression to justify Netanyahu's maintenance of power by proving to the opposition that the danger to Israel’s existence is severe. He has managed to garner support on his stance against the deal even from the official opposition leader, Isaac Herzog. Netanyahu is making political capital over this deal as he knows that this will unite the country and strengthen his political leadership.

Now that the deal is a fait accompli, Israel must move on and Netanyahu should study the agreement thoroughly. Military vigilance of course is important as Iran by its own admittance and rhetoric has no desire to recognize Israel and is even determined to destroy Israel.

Obama has sent reassuring messages but time will tell whether Iran will comply with the agreement. Meanwhile, making political capital by opposing the agreement is not wise. Netanyahu will not influence Obama. We have the right to be skeptical but we have to view the deal from a wider perspective.

Netanyahu is continuing with his hysterical obsession against the Iran Deal. He will not achieve anything apart from uniting the extremist masses in his government with the hope of sucking in the Zionist Camp to join his coalition. Yitzchak Herzog has denied emphatically that his party, the Zionist Camp will join the coalition. Netanyahu’s statements against the Iran Nuclear Deal do not serve Israel’s interests in the long term nor the future of Israel’s democracy. It could lead to a scenario whereby Israelis who oppose Netanyahu’s attitude to the Iran Deal will be considered traitors and be ostracized.

Issues that need to be addressed are the aggressive threats against Israel and the powers who are signatories to this deal. President Obama claims that this deal is primarily to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb and does not concern Iran’s aggressive rhetoric, threats and terrorism.

Netanyahu’s plupperings are not going to influence the US-Iran Anti-Nuclear Deal and it would be in Israel’s best interests to remain vigilant as to the Iranian threat on Israel’s security and its existence. Israel has the right to defend itself if Iran threatens its existence. Israel’s right to defend itself should include a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, if there is evidence beyond any reasonable doubt that Iran has plans to destroy Israel.

Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Reaffirms 'Death to America' Slogan, Calls to Bring U.S. Leaders to Trial

Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Reaffirms 'Death to America' Slogan, Calls to Bring U.S. Leaders to Trial

Iranian President Rouhani Describes Nuclear Deal, Says: The Superpowers Have Officially Recognized a Nuclear Iran

Iranian President Rouhani Describes Nuclear Deal, Says: The Superpowers Have Officially Recognized a Nuclear Iran

Saturday, July 4

The Bias and Hypocrisy of the UNHRC

ISIS Savages
What has happened to the UN? So many cruel incidents are occurring in the Middle East today and one would expect that the UN would play a more active role in condemning the Islamist terrorist movements that have mushroomed over the last 45 years. Instead, Islamist terrorist movements had started off as “freedom movements” fighting against the Israeli Occupation since June 1967 under various guises - such as hijacking civil air flights, terrorizing passengers and holding them hostage as well as shooting innocent people. This had “revolutionized” to the Trade Centre Twin Tower Tragedy committed by Al Qaeda on 11th Sept, 2001 as well as many other mega terror operations under radical Islamist groups such as Al Qaeda and their proxies. The incidents of terrorist activity against innocent people spread through Europe and the rest of the world like a cancer, exacting a high cost in innocent lives. The list of Islamist terrorist acts continues unhindered and increases on an almost daily basis.

More victims of ISIS. The organization is parading their murders as a means of intimidating

This does not seem to perturb most UN members and their pathetic lackey the hypocritical, double-standard UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Not a word from these “reputable” international bodies of any condemnation of the massacres occurring in the Middle East and in Africa. ISIS, the most evil and cruel representative of Islamist terror on earth, has an almost free reign to do exactly as they wish. Their aim is to establish an Islamist Caliphate in every state that they conquer by using the cruelest, satanic methods that boggles the imagination. The UN and the UNHRC are so involved in condemning Israel for defending itself against Hamas terror during Operation Protective Edge that it gives the ISIS savages the green light to massacre their opponents at will all over the world. The UN should hang its head in shame as well as their disgusting UNHRC. These world bodies allow ISIS a free hand to behead and pillage at will. This incredible apathy sends out a signal to the world that they are accomplices to terror committed by Islamist terror groups by gunning for Israel all the time with their Operation Protective Shield Report on the Gaza War of July-August 2014.

Hamas was not condemned for their terrorism against Israel or for starting the war as strongly as Israel was blamed for defending itself against Hamas terror. This is a sign of weakness on the part of those illustrious legal professionals, who compiled this report. Its worth is that of human feces, as it is written in “unbiased” legalese verbosity. The message that it sends out is one of almost total indifference to Hamas terror and even ISIS terror. ISIS is waiting on the borders of Gaza to form a coalition with Hamas. They now have the support” from many UN members to “free Gaza” and the right to establish an Islamist Caliphate there together with Hamas. It will not stop in Gaza but will threaten Israel as well. There are signs that ISIS and Hamas are cooperating, although it may be a bit premature to confirm this despite Hamas denials. The credibility of Hamas is poor so it could be a strong possibility. Both terrorist groups have similar goals and the ill-fated flotilla from Sweden that did not succeed in breaking the Gaza blockade is actually serving the Hamas-ISIS axis.

ISIS is threatening not only the US, EU and the Arab states, but the whole world. They are taking over large areas of territory in Syria, Iraq, Libya and they have proxies in Nigeria called Boko Haram that are slaughtering and kidnapping people. As usual, the world under the UN umbrella remains indifferent. All seem so concerned to enforce BDS against Israel to worry about the terrible massacres and cruelties of ISIS and Hamas.

Many imams in the heart of Europe are brainwashing non-Muslims from their mosques to join ISIS and the fight against these evil imams is not effective.

Why does the world not wake up and form a united coalition to destroy ISIS that is threatening not only the Middle East but the Western World as well? These savages are hardly curtailed in their blood-lust to establish a Caliphate. If the UN does not take a stand against these ISIS savages, they are culprits no less than ISIS. The UN members are too involved in bashing Israel. Under an ISIS-Hamas caliphate, many Palestinians will be slaughtered for not holding the ISIS world view. The only nation that unfortunately has no state and is putting up a courageous fight against ISIS is the Kurds. They have more balls than Europe and their wimpish leadership and the US together. They have still not tasted the coffee in the Middle East.

Tuesday, June 30

A Year after Operation Protective Edge

A year has passed since the prelude leading up to the Gaza War of 2014. The reason for this war can be summed up in a simple, rather hackneyed statement: The inability of Hamas to recognize Israel's right to exist.

This can be viewed in a number of ways. Apologists for Hamas and its supporters claim the "Palestinians' legitimate right for freedom from Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine since Israel's establishment in 1948 or "El Naqba" (The Catastrophe)". Wars waged against Israel by its Arab neighbors is very much part of Israel's history even before the Six Day War of June 1967. The June 1967 war was a war for the destruction of Israel. The constant harping on the occupation just added fuel to the non-recognition fire of Israel's Arab neighbors.
Today Israel has peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, which was not the case during the June 1967 War and the October War of 1973.

The Arab States that are officially still at war with Israel are now showing signs of pragmatism as they face a very serious enemy that is common to all the players in the Middle East. 

Since the Arab Spring that is now a Middle Eastern nightmare and the fall of Syria, Libya to ISIS, parts of Lebanon to Hezbollah that is Iran's proxy, Iraq to ISIS and Jabhat al Nusra. All these Islamist terrorist groups share a common desire to establish a bloody Caliphate based on Sharia law in its strictest interpretation. Those who do not believe in their Islamist world view are killed. Their cruelty towards the infidel is unbridled anywhere in the world today. 
They are a threat to many Arab states in the area.

The UN remains silent on the genocide that ISIS and the Islamist terrorist groups commit against non-Muslims and Muslims, who do not share their cruel world view. These savages seem to have freedom to kill almost unhindered. The carnage in these countries is hardly mentioned in the UN and the condemnation of their cruelty in that pathetic world body is hardly more than an impotent squeak of displeasure.

So much energy is spent on bashing Israel for human rights abuses against the Palestinians. Now the PA and Hamas want to take Israel to the ICC in The Hague. Another flotilla made its way to Gaza to attempt to break the blockade. Fortunately they were intercepted by the IDF and taken to Ashdod port. Fortunately, no casualties on both sides were reported. The crew members will be deported to their countries of origin. Why are these so-called hypocritical human activists not going into Syria and all the other countries where ISIS is massacring innocent people in order to demonstrate? Human rights are non-existent there. They would not dare! They would be beheaded by ISIS and they know that Israel is easy meat for them as the IDF is no threat to their lives.

Hamas does not care about their people. They suffer from the usual fantasy syndrome of liberating their people from the Israeli occupation by force and this includes terror. The rhetoric coming from the Hamas leadership in Gaza is based on fantasy and they believe that the more they fantasize the closer they will reach their goal of Palestinian freedom from the Israeli Occupation. In fact, Gaza is not under Israeli occupation. There is an Israeli blockade on their coastline and this is because of security reasons which they have brought upon themselves. 

The Palestinians in Gaza are suffering because of Hamas fantasies of grandeur and their attempt to achieve their goal of trying to destroy Israel, thus fulfilling their beliefs as enshrined in the Hamas Charter.

Hamas does not care about the Palestinian people anymore than ISIS and Jabhat Al Nusra care about theirs. This is so obvious and their hypocritical human rights pundits fail to accept this. Human rights are not part of the Hamas lexicon. The suffering of the Gaza Palestinians is without a doubt the fault of Hamas who must be made accountable totally.

Meanwhile the UN Commission Report into Operation Protective Edge 2014 has found evidence of both Israel and Hamas committing war crimes. The report was unbiased and was involved in the results of the war on the population of Gaza. It never went into any depth as to who was responsible for the hostilities and terror against Israel that initiated a response. The launching of rockets into Israel from populated areas in Gaza that provoked a response was stated in a neutral fashion. Israelis, who lived on kibbutzim bordering Gaza, and who took the brunt of rocket fire were not even mentioned in the report. The evidence was based on reports about the destruction of homes and the loss of life of Palestinians. The Report accused both sides of violations of International Law and not the reason for Israel's retaliation, which is no less relevant as to the results of heavy collateral damage by the IDF.

The report itself appears balanced. It accuses both sides according to the dry letter of International Law of human rights violations. It showed no depth as far as Hamas behavior is concerned and thus lets them off the hook as to being the party that must be held responsible for the IDF response despite the unfortunate tragedy that had resulted.

Israel was reacting within its rights as any country would to defend its citizens from Hamas militant aggression, whether it was building of tunnels for terrorist infiltrators into Israel with the intention of committing terrorist acts, as well as the firing of rockets from schools and civilian population areas enveloped in human shields. It is important to note that this issue was mentioned in the report and given some emphasis. However the innuendo of the report leans more towards an anti-Israel stance rather than total objectivity.