Is Israel planning to lose the next war?
By Emanuel A. Winston
Israel Matzav comments on this article. Don’t miss it.
You can’t make this stuff up.
The London-based Arabic daily al-Hayat is reporting this morning that Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert and ‘moderate’ ‘Palestinian’ President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen are holding ‘secret’ talks on the big three ‘final status’ issues: borders, Jerusalem and ‘refugees.’
The newspaper also reported that the two discussed the issue during their recent meeting in Jerusalem and decided that there was a need for deep discussions on the more “burning issues.”
The source reportedly said that the talks were focusing on the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, the Palestinian refugee issue, West Bank settlements and the future of Jerusalem.
“There were talks on these issues but as yet there has been no breakthrough on any of them,” the source was quoted as saying.
However, the Prime Minister’s Office was unaware of the report, a PMO spokeswoman told The Jerusalem Post.
Canada’s CBC Newsworld produced this documentary.
What an eye opener. The article doesn’t do it justice. The money was sent to Iraq in $100 notes and they referred to it in terms of how many tons were being shipped and they showed front end loaders loading the stacks and stacks of cash. There was no way this money could be adequately managed. I was a fiasco.
George W. Bush declared that billions of dollars entrusted to the American Coalition would go toward developing infrastructure in Iraq. Rich with close to 20 billion dollars of Iraq’s money, and full of promises, the coalition went into the war torn country. But after only fourteen months, nearly all of the money was spent. No accountability. No records. With Iraq’s essential services now worse than before the war, where has all this money gone? How can this be explained?
By Ted Belman
The US policy today is to align the “moderates” against the radicals, like its a natural thing. To make it even more natural, Bush has offered $20 billion arms package to Saudi Arabia and $13 billion to Egypt. All “moderates” should be happy to go along. Yet its not going well.
Saudi Arabia who has the most to gain from a united front against the radicals is dragging its feet. They, along with the Arab League are refusing to attend the conference proposed by Bush unless Syria and Hamas are there and the proposed settlement be comprehensive. Never mind that any deal they sign with the infidel isn’t binding or that they are committed to win back all of Israel.
On the (Hebrew calendar’s) second anniversary of the callous sacrifice of existential security interests for political expediency, Uri Yarom’s Kenaf Renanim is must reading. It puts into context the viciousness of disengagement, the ongoing demonization of its victims and the indifference to their anguish.
Yarom – the decorated commander of Israel’s first helicopter squadron – is the salt of this country’s earth, especially as he suitably hails from the left side of its great and definitive political divide. That lends him ultra-respectability and credibility.
In 2001 he included in his autobiographical book (p. 71) an eyewitness account of what he saw on June 22, 1948, as the IZL arms ship Altalena blazed off Tel Aviv. The men on board – mostly idealistic Holocaust survivors intent on joining their reborn nation’s struggle for independence – dove into the sea under a hail of gunfire. Some were hurt, but the bullets still kept coming, even though the boys flailed desperately among the waves. CONTINUE
By Ted Belman
To each of you personally.
Israpundit have kept you abreast of Aryeh Eldad’s new nationalist party Hatikvah. I reported on it in the Nationalist camp vs the Disengagement Camp
My friend Tzafrir Ronen is the one leading the charge to rebuild in Chomesh. He and his fellow activists intend to keep returning to Chomesh day after day, no matter the beatings or arrests, until the government gives up. According to him, if we win in Chomish, we win everywhere.
Eldad and Ronen are on the front lines. They need our financial help. Now is the time to act.
Please speak to your friends and associates and each raise $5000 for this cause. If you don’t move in money circles, give what you can. This is our baby. Let’s take it personally and support it.
Time is short as you know. Do your best.
EXTENSIVE PRESS COVERAGE OF THE CUFI SUMMIT CONTINUES
Articles in nationally and internationally renowned newspapers, stories on major television networks, segments on radio stations across the nation, and pieces on websites read by millions continue to focus on the second annual Christians United for Israel Washington-Israel Summit.
Three different stories about the Summit ran as the first story on FoxNews.comâ€™s Politics page on three different days. The Summit and CUFIâ€™s weekly Membership updates were mentioned in the Sunday New York Times. Below are excerpts of the three CUFI articles on FoxNews.com and the New York Times article.
THE JERUSALEM POST
As The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday, more than 100 Jewish leaders and Holocaust scholars have petitioned the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to tell the story of the Bergson Group in its main exhibit. They are quite right, because this historical episode holds powerful lessons for the world situation today.
The Bergson Group, also known as the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe, was led by Hillel Kook, the nephew of the chief rabbi of Palestine, who took the pseudonym Peter Bergson. Bergson had come to the US to organize on behalf of the Zionist cause. This changed when, in November 1942, he read a small news report buried in the Washington Post confirming that at least two million Jews had been murdered by the Nazis. “It was the most traumatic day of my life,” he later recalled.
New York Sun Editorial
Reading over the weekend of the latest contretemps involving the Saudis â€” whether to sell them $20 billion worth of weapons â€” we found ourselves retrieving Max Singer’s celebrated op-ed piece calling for independence for the Eastern Province. The piece, one of the most remarked upon we’ve ever run, appeared in the April 26, 2002, number of The New York Sun and advanced a radical proposition. It posited that once President Bush attacked and toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, “a much bigger step will have been taken in the effort to head off militant Islam before it is too late.”
Mr. Singer argued that one essential measure would be to stop the flow of Wahabi money from Saudi Arabia and pointed out that the Wahabis are but a small minority of the population of the oil-rich Eastern Province, where all the Saudi money comes from and where a substantial minority of Saudi Shiites are subjugated to the Al Saud’s rule and treated as inferiors even though they do much of the work in the oil industry. He argued for splitting the Eastern Province from the rest of today’s Saudi Arabia â€” with our help.
Now that is a policy to sink one’s teeth into, and never more so than at the current moment so riddled with contradictions. CONTINUE
Hold The Carrots
By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
War On Terror: Washington is brokering an arms deal for Saudi Arabia while shipping prized F-16s to Pakistan. Are we getting anything from these “allies” other than empty promises â€” and possibly betrayal?
First the Saudis. At the behest of King Abdullah, the administration is preparing to ask Congress to OK an arms sale package totaling some $20 billion over the next decade. Yet it was Abdullah who just four months ago criticized the U.S. military presence in Iraq as “illegitimate,” shocking officials who assumed he was cooperating in our efforts there.
For those of you who haven”t followed this story I should tell you that the Taliban seized 23 young Korean Christians and are holding them hostage to get the release of Taliban prisoners.
They brutally murdered one last week and they murdered a second today. They propose to kill them one by one in an attempt to achieve their goals.
Such atrocities are sanctioned by Islam. We must destroy all these bastards.
Sorry that I don’t have the words to adequately describe them or their atrocities.
The CBC described these animals as “insurgents”. Other media referred to the murderers as “militants” and “armed men”. Aaaarghhh.
Mahmoud Abbas, smarting from Fatah’s defeat in Gaza by Hamas, is now cleverly out for a full-court “peace” press. He knows Bush has only eighteen months left, plus the mess in Iraq, which will remain a mess whatever the American administration now does. And Bush is apparently incapable of welcoming the internecine strife, or at least divisions, sectarian and ethnic, that were made inevitable by the removal of Saddam Hussein’s iron grip, and that if allowed to fester, can only divide and demoralize and thereby weaken the Camp of Islam and Jihad.
[..] There are few more devastating sights than helplessly witnessing the release of captured terrorists, and the pardoning of many more terror leaders.
While, on a daily basis, Jewish soldiers and security officers risk life and limb to capture these killers, the Israeli leadership treats their heroic actions as nothing more than a game of cat-and-mouse. Not only is this message seared into the souls of the soldiers, thus demoralizing them, but also into the consciousness of the terrorists. How many times have we witnessed the humiliating spectacle of newly captured terrorists smile for the cameras, wave victory fingers, and brazenly state that they expect to be released, while being hauled off to jail?
The terrorists have surely imbibed the message that a catch-and-release program is part of the Israeli leadership’s plans – no matter how heinous the terrorists’ crimes. If you were a terrorist, wouldn’t you, too, internalize the same hopeful message? No such positive message is aimed at the Jews. CONTINUE
By Andrew G. Bostom
FrontPageMagazine.com | July 27, 2007
Frontpagemag.com presents part one of a two part series. We will publish the conclusion of “Under Turkish Rule” in next weekend’s edition August 3-5. –The Editors.
Ignorance about the plight of Jews under Turkish ruleâ€”past, including Ottoman Palestine, and presentâ€”is profound. In lieu of serious, critical examination one finds whitewashed apologetics concocted to promote dubious geo-political strategiesâ€”even the morally bankrupt denial of the Armenian genocide, as promoted, shamefully, by public intellectuals and major US Jewish organizations who abet the exploitation of their co-religionist Turkish Jews as dhmmi â€œlobbyistsâ€ for the government of Turkey. These strategies have â€œsucceededâ€, perversely, in further isolating Jews, while failing, abysmally, to alter a virulently Antisemitic Turkish religious (i.e., Islamic), and secular cultureâ€”the latter perhaps best exemplified by the wildly popular, and most expensive film ever made in Turkey, â€œValley of the Wolvesâ€ (released February, 2006) which features an American Jewish doctor dismembering Iraqis brutally murdered by American soldiers in order to harvest their organs for Jewish markets. Prime Minister Erdogan not only failed to condemn the film, he justified its production and popularity. CONTINUE
Of late we have linked to articles by Francisco Gil-White in which he discloses the Nazi roots of Fatah and thus its desire to kill Jews. (See Al Fatah’s Nazi training was CIA-sponsored and The â€œpeaceâ€ process is built and sustained on a pack of lies
Now David Hornick, The Real Roots of Palestinian Terror, goes in another direction to illustrate forces at work in the Arab and specifically Palestinian culture resulting in the pathological need to kill Jews.
He makes reference to Hatred of the Jews as a Psychological Phenomenon in Palestinian Society
In 2004, John Loftus added to the background with The Muslim Brotherhood, Nazis and Al-Qaeda
matthew krieger and herb keinon, THE JERUSALEM POST
The cabinet approved an additional NIS 3 billion per year for the long-term defense budget during it regular weekly meeting on Sunday, instead of the NIS 7b. requested by Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
The allocation was made within the framework of the recommendations issued by the Brodet Committee in May.
“It’s ludicrous to think that an entire country will stop all its welfare and education projects so that the defense establishment can have all it demands. We must prioritize so that the war on poverty and unemployment doesn’t falter,” the Prime Minister’s Office said.
Analysis: An armed force or a trade union?
Of the 21 cabinet members, sixteen voted in favor of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s proposal to accept the Brodet Report’s recommendations, which called for a rejection of the request for an additional NIS 7b., while only five ministers supported Barak’s motion.
By Ted Belman
I have often posted articles about the “New World Order” or World Government. Many readers were skeptical. Others agreed.
Teshuva now referred me this article by Patrick Briley — This link provides a profile on the author.
Another person that I am in touch with is Harold Hoffman who runs Britannia Radio Blog. This site focuses on the movement for World Government.
Hoffman recommends that we listen to his interview of Prof Dennis L Cuddy who explains everything you want to know or need to know about what is happening. Highly recommended.
IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND
By Ellen Horowitz
By LAURIE GOODSTEIN, July 29, 2007
Now more than 30 evangelical leaders are stepping forward to say these efforts have given the wrong impression about the stance of many, if not most, American evangelicals.
On Friday, these leaders sent a letter to President Bush saying that both Israelis and Palestinians have â€œlegitimate rights stretching back for millennia to the lands of Israel/Palestine,â€ and that they support the creation of a Palestinian state â€œthat includes the vast majority of the West Bank.â€
They say that being a friend to Jews and to Israel â€œdoes not mean withholding criticism when it is warranted.â€ The letter adds, â€œBoth Israelis and Palestinians have committed violence and injustice against each other.â€
By Ted Belman
A year ago, I wrote The Conspiracy to Shrink Israel in which I made the case by quoting from a number of sources, that the US was party to the conspiracy and its leader.
Now my leftist, Zionist, friend, Ami Isseroff has added to my evidence and drove the point home in his article, Understanding the obvious: U.S. policy toward Israel
But more American weapons shipments reach Abbas’ militias
By Aaron Klein
JERUSALEM â€“ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ U.S.-backed Fatah organization today officially admitted it has been thoroughly infiltrated by the Hamas terror organization.
The admission comes as the U.S. the past two days sent large quantities of weaponry to Fatah and has pledged to back Abbas’ group against Hamas in the West Bank.
Hamas officials told WND today their terror group has infiltrated Fatah’s security services and will obtain weapons the U.S. sends to Abbas.
Hamas officials also said it was “fruitless” for the U.S. to coordinate security with Fatah in the West Bank since Hamas agents working within Fatah will transmit the information to Hamas. They vowed to soon take over the West Bank. continue
I decided to delete this post for reason’s given by Joe Marland in the comments.