Estimate: Haredim will agree to draft up to 50% of yeshiva students  

Representatives of haredi parties agree to Draft Law which would see enlistment of up to 50% of yeshiva students in the coming years, report says.

Haredi near the recruitment officeChaim Goldberg/Flash90

According to the report, the main delay in advancing the law is connected to Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, who has tied his support of the bill to Minister Benny Gantz’s approval of it. Gantz opposes the current draft.

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April 17, 2024 | 2:29 am | Comments »

Speaker Johnson undermines Trump on Ukraine; Outrages Conservatives  


U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson is drawing fire from conservatives in Congress for his pushing of the Rebuilding Economic Prosperity and Opportunity (REPO) Act for Ukrainians. The REPO act would allow the administration to seize between $5 to $8 billion in Russian assets and use the money to finance Ukraine’s recovery.

Congressman J.D. Vance (R-OH) has noted that the bipartisan legislation could be used by Donald Trump’s opponents to control him should he be reelected to another term.
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April 17, 2024 | 1:33 am | 1 Comment »

Detecting and Blocking Iran’s Nuclear Breakout  

by   April 2024

The Iranian missile and drone attack on Israel in the early morning hours of April 14 serves as a reminder of Tehran’s dangerous role in Middle Eastern affairs. Imagine the impunity with which Iran might act if it felt emboldened by possession of a nuclear umbrella or an ability to retaliate with nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) renewed recently its concerns over this prospect.

Iran’s Failure to Comply with its Nuclear Agreements

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April 17, 2024 | 1:07 am | 1 Comment »

It ain’t over ’til it’s over  

Contrary to panicked assessments, the exit of troops from Khan Younis doesn’t signal the end of Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza.

By  Ruthie Blum, ISRAEL HAYOM 04-11-2024 14:57

Marking on Sunday six months since the Oct. 7 massacre, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened his weekly Cabinet meeting by listing what he called the “considerable achievements” of the war in Gaza.

“We have eliminated 19 of Hamas’s 24 battalions, including senior commanders,” he said. “We have killed, wounded, or captured a large number of Hamas terrorists. We have cleared out Shifa [Hospital in Gaza City] and other terrorist command centers.”

He went on, “We have destroyed rocket factories, command centers, and weapons caches. And we are continuing to systematically destroy underground installations.”

Netanyahu punctuated the impressive inventory by stating, “We are a step away from victory.”

Encouraging words, to be sure. Yet, to everyone’s surprise, they were followed by a withdrawal of most of the Israel Defense Forces ground troops from southern Gaza, after four months of fighting in Khan Yunis.

As soon as the IDF announced the pullback, I began receiving frantic calls from abroad and WhatsApp messages at home requesting my take on the move.

“Does it mean that the war is over?” some asked. “Has Israel capitulated to pressure from the White House for a ceasefire with nothing in return?”

Others wanted to know whether Netanyahu and his War Cabinet – despite their repeated assertions – had decided against entering Rafah, where four of the six remaining Hamas battalions are located, along with many of the 133 hostages.

The following evening, Netanyahu addressed that very question. The Rafah operation, he assured the public via video, “will happen; there is a date.”

Rather than putting puzzlement to rest, however, his statement served simultaneously to raise and furrow a lot of brows – even more so a few hours later, when Defense Minister Yoav Gallant denied this was the case.

In a phone call with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Gallant reportedly told his counterpart that no time frame had been set for an IDF invasion of Rafah, since plans for the evacuation of the civilian population there were still in the works.

To make matters even more complicated, the Israeli hostage-release negotiating team, led by Mossad chief David Barnea, returned on Monday from Cairo amid “conflicting reports” of progress in the talks.

Translated from Middle Eastern into plain English: No matter how many concessions Israel is willing to make to the Qatari, Egyptian, and American mediators – for the freedom of the men, women, and children being starved, brutalized, and raped in Hamas/ Palestinian Islamic Jihad captivity – the terrorists are continuing to call the shots.

This brings us back to the confusion surrounding the partial curbing of combat, which has had one amusing effect on Netanyahu’s detractors. Those who’ve been accusing him of prolonging the war in order to “hold on to his seat” are now attacking him for prematurely exiting the battlefield.

The trouble is that his supporters are also anxious about the direction he’s taking, particularly with Washington’s hostility growing more blatant with each passing hour. So much so, in fact, that the atrocities of Oct. 7 are barely mentioned anymore.

In their place are admonitions about Israel’s duty to prioritize the needs of Gazans over those of the hostages. Yet, hundreds of humanitarian aid trucks are transferred to the Strip every day.

In addition, US officials told CNN on Tuesday that President Joe Biden pooh-poohed Netanyahu’s claim about a “date” for the Rafah operation, calling it “bluster” and “bravado.” On the same day, Secretary of State Antony Blinken took the opportunity of the end of Ramadan to compare the “plight of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank” to “civilians in Syria, women suffering under the Taliban in Afghanistan, Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China [and] Rohingya in Burma and Bangladesh.”

No wonder certain Israelis believe – or at least fear – that Netanyahu was bullied by the Biden administration into halting the war. Some of us still have faith that it’s far from over.

My own uncharacteristic optimism comes from an analysis by war correspondent and Israel Prize laureate Ron Ben-Yishai. In an article in Ynet, Ben-Yishai (who, it should be noted, is no friend of Netanyahu) spelled out the strategy behind the troop withdrawal.

The “98th Division’s exit from Khan Yunis is designed, in part, to open up opportunities for unexpected, intelligence-guided strikes that will catch Hamas terrorists off guard,” he wrote. “This tactic was recently successful at a Gaza City hospital, capturing terrorists who believed IDF activities there had ceased.”

Ben-Yishai stressed that this ploy “puts [the troops] less than an hour from any target location, including Rafah,” adding that “all intelligence, air and ground fire resources currently active in Khan Yunis will remain in place, allowing uninterrupted intelligence and operational activities.”

He went on to note that this shift to a new strategy also reduces the soldiers’ vulnerability to terrorist attacks by avoiding static positions; paves the way for the next phase of combat; and generates incentives for Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar to negotiate a hostage deal.

“Understanding that the IDF can swiftly penetrate any location,” he explained, “Hamas is constrained in its movements and in reestablishing its military and civil authority in the region without assuming risks.”

Finally, Ben-Yishai emphasized, the troop exit was planned weeks ago, without any connection to the US-Israel relationship crisis.

You don’t need to be a military expert to see that this makes total sense.

It’s also safe to assume at this juncture that Netanyahu would not be reiterating, ad nauseam, the imperative of tackling Rafah if he were on the verge of back-tracking. Even his detractors should realize that doing so would guarantee, not postpone, his downfall.

So, everybody needs to calm down and remember that the war “ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

April 17, 2024 | 12:53 am | Comments »

The Real War vs. the Meme War  

E. Rowell:  Recent observations of online “conservative” commentators has revealed a surprising number of previously either neutral on Israel or pro-Israel supporters who have developed one of a number of conspiracy theories about Israel wanting to start World War III.  This is part of the meme war:  the PSYOP created by foreign policy establishment.  I suspect this is a form of hybrid warfare directed at Israel’s supporters.

Will Israel retaliate?; Israel’s Arab allies; Is WOL an IRGC front?

By Park Macdonald, THE SCROLL    15 April 2024

The Big Story

The morning after we published our special edition on Saturday night, predicting that President Biden would attempt to dissuade Israel from “escalating” in response to an “appropriate” Iranian drone-and-missile attack that had been green-lit by Washington, Barak Ravid reported that the White House had responded exactly how we said it would. In a Saturday evening phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden reportedly told the Israeli leader that the United States would not support any Israeli counterattack against Iran. “You got a win. Take the win,” the president said.

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April 16, 2024 | 5:53 pm | 2 Comments »

Amir Avivi: “I have never seen the army press seriously to act against terrorism”  

Peloni:  The video linked below was a fascinating.  It is split into two parts – Avivi’s rise thru the ranks and much of what is discussed in the body of this article, and what took place on October 7, and the current crisis.  The video is in Hebrew, and the translation is difficult to follow at times, but well worth the effort.

The chairman and founder of the “Habithonist” movement, Brigadier General Amir Avivi told in the ‘Melting Pot’ about his experiences with the security establishment, how the army never pressed to defeat terrorism, and about his experiences from Oslo’s Gaza

Schneor Weber, MIDA     April 11, 2024 Translated via Google Chrom

Lt. Col. (Res.) Amir Avivi, the chairman of the “Habithonist” movement and its founder, was a guest on the “The Crucible” podcast and analyzed with Schneor Weber the processes that took place during his service in the IDF, since the Oslo Accords, which led to the strengthening of Hamas and the shocking massacre on October 7.

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April 16, 2024 | 3:50 pm | 2 Comments »

Israel’s army has not changed. The nature of war has changed.  

Israeli-American technology expert Hillel Fuld offers insights into the reasons why the Israel-Hamas war has been long and drawn out — and unprecedented.

By Joshua Hoffman and Hillel Fuld, FUTURE OF JEWISH    16 April 2024

Israeli soldiers operating in the urban warfare environment of the Gaza Strip (photo: Israel Defense Forces/X)

Hillel Fuld is an American-Israeli technology expert who recently provided some prescient insights into the nature of the Israel-Hamas war. He wrote:

se every single person killed is presented as innocent, a lie the world has completely adopted and used to pressure Israel. So Israel wants minimal death. Hamas wants maximum death. Chess and basketball.

Also, we define victory as getting our hostages back and eliminating Hamas. They define victory as literally anything else. If one Hamas terrorist is left alive, in their book, they won this war. In fact, in a sick and twisted way, their leadership already thinks they won the war by the very fact that Israel is still fighting.

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April 16, 2024 | 2:10 pm | 2 Comments »

The Deep State Needs Trump to Win  

Whether They Know It or Not

By Erik Carlson, BADLANDS MEDIA   15 April 2024

I understand the title sounds crazy and kind of like ‘click bait,’ but hear me out. I promise I’m not saying Donald Trump is working with the Deep State, or that he is a part of the Deep State. What I’m going to try to explain is that the Deep State can’t afford for things to continue on its current trajectory.

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April 16, 2024 | 2:00 pm | 3 Comments »

Cancer is a Metabolic Disease  

By Dr. Thomas Seyfried and Paul Marik, MD, FLCC    19 July 2023

E. Rowell:  Dr. Seyfried studies cancer in the lab.  He describes his re-discovery of work done by Dr. Warburg, a biochemist in the period of 1930-1960, and Dr. Seyfried’s own experiments which have proved that cancer is a metabolic disease.

The current standard of care in oncology is that cancer is a disease caused by genetic mutations.  Thus chemotherapy is often designed to correct these genetic mutations.  Cancer chemotherapy is usually very toxic, especially to the immune system, but also to potentially all cells in the body.

What has been discovered is that any malignant tumor requires glucose and glutamine to survive.  The rest of the body can survive very well without glucose and carbohydrates which are broken down to sugars.  Thus if glucose and other carbohydrates are not ingested, no tumor can survive.  This is true of brain tumors, colon, lung, prostate, and blood cancers as well.

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April 16, 2024 | 1:51 pm | 1 Comment »

Churchill Gets the Last Word on Islam  

By Raymond Ibrahim, AM THINKER

Last month, police were deployed to form a ring of steel around the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, London, to protect it from the hands of an irate pro-Palestinian mob.

Needless to say, there is something of an irony here: although Churchill is being targeted on the hackneyed view that he was a leading member of the White Patriarchy (aka, the root of all evil) — BLM attacked this same statue for that very reason in 2020 — the British statesman did, in fact, have some insightful things to say about the religion of many of his would-be attackers.
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April 16, 2024 | 1:15 pm | 4 Comments »

SHOCKING Report: US HID Info About Covid from Public Since 2018  


(Click on the above to see the video)

Senator Rand Paul recently came forward with more information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its origins – and this time, US Government agencies are directly implicated. If it’s true that these agencies knew about COVID-19 since 2018, and still weren’t able to handle the outbreak properly – either we’re dealing with MALICIOUS or INCOMPETENT actors in these agencies. So which is more likely?

Elijah Schaffer explains all this and more on today’s Beyond the Headlines!

April 16, 2024 | 12:58 pm | 1 Comment »

Gallant holds discussion ahead of Rafah operation  

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant holds discussion ahead of the ground entry of IDF forces into the Gazan city of Rafah.

Apr 15, 2024, 11:45 PM

Gallant holds discussionAriel Hermoni, Defense Ministry

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant held a discussion on Monday evening which dealt with the preparations for carrying out the necessary civilian operations ahead of the ground entry of IDF troops into the Gazan city of Rafah.

The discussion took place only a short time after the conclusion of the discussion in the War Cabinet which lasted a few hours and dealt with a possible response to the Iranian attack, as well as with athe operation in Rafah.

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April 16, 2024 | 8:22 am | 1 Comment »

The Evil Campaign to Remove Jews from the Public Square  


ITEM: In Oakland, California, a Jewish woman walks into her son’s seventh-grade classroom on back-to-school night to see a poster that says, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

ITEM: In New York City, on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, angry pro-Palestinian crowds surround a Jewish man and bloody his head with a chair.

ITEM: In Philadelphia, hundreds mob a Jewish-owned restaurant, chanting, “Goldie, Goldie, you can’t hide; we charge you with genocide.” The restaurant is named Goldie.

ITEM: In Berkeley, California, the only Jewish teacher at an elementary school returns to find her door covered in Post-it notes that say, “Stop bombing babies!”

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April 16, 2024 | 6:18 am | Comments »

Trump Speaks Out on Day 1 of ‘Hush-Money’ Trial in New York  

The former president make statements the media before entering the courtroom.

Former President Donald Trump made history on Monday as he became the first former U.S. president to stand trial in a New York City courtroom for allegedly falsifying business payments during the 2016 campaign.

The former president took a seat at the defense table inside a Manhattan court as the jury selection process starts. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee will have to be in court for four days a week for the next six or more weeks.

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April 16, 2024 | 1:50 am | 2 Comments »

A law-based opportunity for Israel to prevent Iranian nuclear weapons  

This is not a moment for Israeli strategic thinking to become confused or shortsighted. Opinion.

By Prof. René Beres, INN    15 April 2024

Iran nuclear program

Though Iran describes its drone and missile attack on Israel as “retaliation,” it is actually an act of aggression. If Iran were an already-nuclear enemy state, Israel’s capacity for lawful self-defense would be glaringly limited. But as Iran is still pre-nuclear, the Iranian aggression could prove net-gainful for Israel. In essence, this Iranian crime offers Israel an eleventh hour opportunity to prevent enemy nuclearization. In formal legal terms, such opportunity falls under the heading of “anticipatory self-defense.”

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April 15, 2024 | 4:35 pm | 5 Comments »

What the hell is going on?  

One-third of the Gazan casualties do not exist, Khamenei’s Zionist conspiracy theory about “a major flaw” in Western universities, Israel is being accused of “scholasticide,” and more.

By Joshua Hoffman, FUTURE OF JEWISH    14 April 2024

Editor’s Note: “What the hell is going on?” is a weekly series in which we bring you the most bizarre, outlandish, and surreal developments from around the Jewish world during the past week.

The Islamic Republic of Iran launched some 185 drones, 110 surface-to-surface missiles, and 36 cruise missiles at Israel on Saturday night — yet many in the mainstream media have dismissed the Iranian regime’s first-ever attack on Israel as “limited.”

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April 15, 2024 | 4:00 pm | 1 Comment »

Gaming The 2024 Campaign  

E. Rowell:  The most consequential unknown variable in the race is how elections in the swing states will be handled.  If the swing states engage in and succeed in fraud, this election will be a repeat of 2020.  We know now there are an infinite number of ways that cheating occurred in 2020.  The Biden administration already has in place an army of federal employees involved in ballot harvesting, signing up illegal citizens to vote, signing up felons to vote, etc.

What really matters at this point is the political machine’s power to overwhelm the voice of the citizens.  Only this time the American people are not going to accept a second steal.

Will Biden’s feebleness still earn him sympathy? Or will it devolve to the point that the public concludes that Joe Biden would not be able to keep any job in America—except the U.S. Presidency?

By Victor Davis Hanson, AMERICAN GREATNESS    15 April 2024

Will Biden’s feebleness still earn him sympathy? Or will it devolve to the point that the public concludes that Joe Biden would not be able to keep any job in America—except the U.S. Presidency?

We have seen enough of the Biden-Trump race so far to predict what lies ahead over the next seven months of the campaign. Currently, the polls are about dead even. Trump, however, for now enjoys small leads in the majority of the fickle swing/purple states that will likely decide the election.

So here is what we should expect:

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April 15, 2024 | 3:10 pm | 1 Comment »

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