By Morton A. Klein, President ZOA
Fifty years from now, the Jewish community will be thriving; Israel will be in the midst of a golden age. Israel and the Jewish people will have prevailed over threats experienced today and in the near future. Worsening anti-Semitism during the next half-century’s initial years will be followed by a stronger, more united Jewish community.
The Iranian nuclear threat will have been dealt with. During the first few years of the next half-century, Iran will continue moving toward nuclear-weapons capability and developing missile-delivery systems. But Israel will destroy Iran’s nuclear-weapons capability-something that Israel has spent years training for. A new U.S. president may assist this effort.
[Ted Belman. I have known and worked with Mudar Zahran for 7 years now. His heart is in the right place. He is a big supporter of Israel.]
Russia has joined the came and it remains to see which way the cards will fall.
Arab media reported on something this week that I did not see any mention of in the Israeli media: the Kremlin announced that by the end of this year – that is, within the next few months – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will pay a visit to Moscow. It doesn’t seem like a terribly important bit of information at first glance, just a blurb about one leader paying another a state visit, but this is not just a visit. This is a political gesture that signals Saudi Arabia’s move towards forging an alliance with Russia.
Spearheaded by a tiny group of visionaries who began building for it as long ago as the 1930s.
I have often mentioned the special role that religion, in the form of Biblical morality, plays in the history of the American political experiment. The Founding Fathers, under the influence of the British Enlightenment of the 18th century, understood the state and its nature to be the natural outgrowth of the nation as a whole. A generation or so before the climactic events of the last quarter of the 18th century, a Protestant religious revival, the Great Awakening, had swept through the 13 British colonies, and had a profound effect on the thinking of the people who confronted the tyranny which King George III and his officials sought to impose on them.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 30, 2015
The battle for Al-Safira, 20 km. south of Aleppo – and the key to its capture – will go down in Iran’s Revolutionary history as the most humiliating defeat its elite forces have sustained in all its 36 years.
This week, Iran sent into battle outside its borders 2,000 of its best-trained, loyal and well-equipped combat troops, detached from six elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) units.The battle at Al-Safira, fought with Russian air cover alongside Hizballah and Syrian army forces, was supposed to be the turning point in the Syrian civil war. Its objective was to break through Islamic State and Nusra Front defense lines around Al-Safira, and knock over the positions the Islamists had erected for blocking the roads from Aleppo and central Syria to Damascus, among them Route 5, the main highway. After that, they planned to advance on Aleppo.
Judges order the state to submit details of all demolition orders approved since 2013 by Monday to determine why the houses were not destroyed.
The judges of the High Court of Justice issued an order on Thursday, calling on state officials to submit details of house demolition orders which were approved by the court, yet not immediately carried out – by Monday morning.
The state was asked to submit details on all demolition orders that were reject by the High Court dating back to 2013. The requested details include the dates of the judgments, the dates of the actual implementation of the demolition orders, and the reasons for the timing of the implementation of the orders.
The predominance of Israel’s military prowess has little or no bearing on many of the emerging threats menacing the Jewish state today.
To question the Jewish people’s right to national existence and freedom, is… to deny to the Jewish people the right accorded to every other people on this globe…
– Chaim Herzog, (1918-1997) sixth president of Israel and Labor MK
Zionism is nothing more – but also nothing less – than the Jewish people’s sense of origin and destination in the land linked eternally with its name… The question is at what point Arab nationalism, with its prodigious glut of advantage, wealth and opportunity, will come to terms with the modest but equal rights of another Middle Eastern nation to pursue its life in security and peace.
Rather than learn from his record, Israel has spent the past 20 years distorting his record.
It is notable that the same week that Israel marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of prime minister and defense minister Yitzhak Rabin, Palestinian Authority President and PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas went before the UN Human Rights Commission and asked the UN to establish “a special regime of international protection” for the Palestinians against Israel.
‘Government making empty promises,’ ex-FM says, claims resident status of terrorists is not being revoked.
Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman accused the government under Binyamin Netanyahu of “stuttering and zig-zagging,” and failing to carry out its promises to bring security to Israel’s citizens.
Speaking to Kol Yisrael public radio, Liberman noted: “They still haven’t outlawed the Islamic Movement. They wait months until they ask to destroy terrorists’ families’ homes. They do not revoke the residency of terrorists.”
“It’s all just talk,” he said, adding the term “kalam fadi (“empty words” in Arabic – ed.).”
Liberman charged that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon promised Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas “under the table” to give “immunity” to terror leaders in Gaza and not to harm them.
The US policy is dictated by its desire to curry favour with the Arabs. As a result the US never stands up to them and always criticizes Israel and restrains her. The US threw Israel under the bus in pursuit of the Iran Deal. Not only did the US ignore our interests but it went so far as to prevent Israel from acting independently in her own interest. The US has and always will side with the Arabs.
This is in English.
Thousands of Islamic State fighters, aided by the Taliban, are on Afghanistan’s northern border ready to march into neighboring states, Russian intelligence officials have revealed. Central Asia is a place of long-standing geopolitical confrontation. Now it turns into another ISIS active front, aimed at terrorizing the region, stealing resources and land, while subjecting the populace to barbaric Islamofascist rule.
The situation is worsening in Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Xinjiang Uyghur Region of China. (Just think…millions more Muslims will be hightailing it out and heading straight for the welfare sucker states of Europe)
Op-ed: The Iran deal is done. The peace process is a nonstarter. Which means there might be less than usual to argue about when the two leaders hold their first meeting after a year of bitter disconnect
BY DAVID HOROVITZ, TOI, October 29, 2015,
On November 9, US President Barack Obama will host Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House for the first time in more than a year. They’ll probably — though not certainly — put on a professional, perhaps even a friendly show. Leaders of two closely allied states. Shared interests and values. Unshakable partnership. You know the script.
Ted Belman. Be sure to watch the video linked to in this article. The offending police officer was fired. I have posted Ted Nugents defense of the officer because his remarks apply equally to the Palestinian Nazis young or old who reject Israeli authority. Society can’t function if authority isn’t obeyed.
I would like to obliterate the obscenity of political correctness yet once again by offering a huge Nuge thank you and SALUTE to Columbia, South Carolina, Senior Deputy Ben Fields.
You know, that master of “improvise, adapt and overcome” good citizen cop all good Americans have come to admire and respect, who yanked the Spring Valley High School defiant brat out of her chair…
As the liberal denial freaks recoil in feigned horror at such “unnecessary” violent disruption by the good officer Fields, I am proud to stand with the many millions of Americans who know damn well she had it coming, and clearly long overdue at that.
Here’s a basic principle of life for anybody with a soul: obey!
‘I’m asked if we will forever live by the sword – yes,’ says prime minister.
By Barak Ravid, HAARETZ, Oct 26, 2015
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that although he doesn’t want a binational state, “at this time we need to control all of the territory for the foreseeable future.”
MKs who took part in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting — where the prime minister spoke — told Haaretz that Netanyahu turned to the politicians and said, hinting at the anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination: “These days, there is talk about what would happen if this or that person would have remained. It’s irrelevant; there are movements here of religion and Islam that have nothing to do with us.” Netanyahu then turned to opposition MKs and said: “You think there is a magic wand here, but I disagree. I’m asked if we will forever live by the sword — yes.”
Ted Belman. Even if the Palestinian Nazis agreed to Israel’s existence as a Jewish state, Israel shouldn’t agree to what’s on Offer. Under no conditions should we should we withdraw from Judea and Samaria in order to create a Palestinian Nazi state, even if demilitarized. History shows the Palestinian Nazis can’t be trusted.
Netanyahu must categorically state that there will be no Palestinian Nazi state not only during his watch but ever.
America must finally challenge the Muslim worldview that Judaism is not a nationality if progress is ever to be made in resolving the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.
“The historical denial about the right of Jewish people to have their own homeland” and the Palestinian “refusal to acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state, that is a critical issue that needs to be addressed.” – Democratic California Congressman Alan Lowenthal
This week the United Nations Security Council debated the causes of the current violence in Israel.
It wasn’t much of a debate.
Anat Cohen has become a Facebook star, thanks to a video showing her scaring away unwanted intruders.
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Anat Cohen of Hevron turned into a Facebook celebrity overnight after a videoemerged of her confronting and scaring off two German leftists.
The altercation was documented on King David Street (known by local Arabs as “Shuhada Street”), where many leftists from abroad loiter in attempts to harass Jews and stage provocations between local Jews and Arabs.
Ted Belman. The author wants Bibi to jump from the frying pan into the fire. He blames him for all the violence because he doesn’t make the necessary concessions for peace and is not willing to consider that it would be too dangerous for Bibi/Israel to do so.
The right complains that Bibi doesn’t make a move in the other direction.
Israel is now Bibi nation, wholly synonymous with Netanyahu: Bibi is Israel. Israel is Bibi.
Every once in awhile, someone eulogizes, or otherwise underestimates, Benjamin Netanyahu. It happened ahead of the recent elections in Israel. Polls predicted Netanyahu would be usurped by Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog, and commentators quick to proclaim the “Netanyahu era” over. They were wrong.
It happened again after six world powers signed the Iran nuclear deal, dealing Netanyahu a devastating loss on an issue that had been practically his sole obsession for years. Commentators said Netanyahu had suffered the worst defeat of his political career. They were wrong again. The Iran deal had no effect on Netanyahu’s popular support.
Ted Belman. What surprised me about this article was the headline that Haaretz chose to go with. The author simply told what is and is not happening with out making a demand for victory.
Those who are holding back the galloping horses are the senior commanders – and their civilian superiors – who have not made total victory over the terrorists the goal of the current campaign.
During the discussion among the chiefs of staff this week on Channel 2, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot was asked how the wave of knifing attacks can be overcome. “There’s no clear and focused military solution to a challenge of this kind,” he replied. “There’s a combined, multidimensional solution. Our job as an army,” he summed up, “is to restore security and calm.”
We can assume that the calm and security conveyed by Eisenkot reassured many of the concerned citizens who want to go outside again to the street, the playgrounds and shopping malls without fearing attack by knives. They are relying on him to find a solution to this “challenge,” as he dubbed the onrush of stabbing attacks.
Plan to shut funding gaps expected to go through despite involvement of some Arab citizens in recent terrorist attacks.
The government plans to infuse billions of shekels in funding to Arab municipalities over the next five years, but it may take some weeks to negotiate terms of the deal, an Arab leader negotiating the budget increase told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
The deal has long been in the works, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deciding two months ago to transfer a budget supplement of NIS 900 million to Arab municipalities, but talks have intensified since theviolence in past weeks and was not expected to be hindered by the involvement of Israeli Arab in recent terrorist attacks.