UN brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuilding

I hear otherwise from a well placed reliable source. Gaza will not be rebuilt. Money is hard to come by and no one wants to waste it on rebuilding Gaza.

Israel’s policy is to sustain the status quo. There is no need to do anything that would upset any body in the international community. The PA is trying desperately to get back on the front page but is being upstaged by ISIS. Time is on our side. The PA is falling apart. Palestinians and Gazans are leaving for Europe and elsewhere.

Israel alone will attack Iran and use an airstrip in Saudi Arabia coming and going. There is close cooperation between them.

There is talk of building them an offshore seaport or allowing them to use Ashdod. It is thought that such a port will result in many more Arabs leaving.

The fact that Hamas worked quickly to arrest the group who fired the rocket, is testimony that they don’t want a to break the cease fire. Ted Belman

News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

September 17, 2014 | 11 Comments »

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  1. “Let me let me count the number of occasions when I have read this self-assured prediction issued by some think tank in or outside Israel that imagines it holds a seat on Zahal’s general staff or its equivalent.”

    Well said, Mr. Harris. “The ear tastes words as the mouth tastes meat.” I don’t put much stock in these predictions. I think Yamit has it right: the window closed long ago. And if anything does go down, I think it will be nuclear. This is the reason for the waiting game, because of the vastitude of what will come when Israel goes nuclear. “Iron sharpens iron.”

  2. @ Ted Belman:

    Ted, you know the old adage about matters that sound too good to be true. As for me, I gave up wishful thinking after I completed my masters degree in urban and regional planning, and discovered what I ought to have known in the first place, that built-up metropolitan areas can be planned for, but that nothing of such large scale gets implemented except for those planned by gods on Earth such as Daniel Burnham in Chicago and Robert Moses in New York.

    Ever since, I have learned to greet good old reality every morning upon arising, and treating it accordingly.

    Arnold Harris
    Mount Horeb WI

  3. PA fears Islamic State threat taking world’s attention away from Palestinian issue

    Russia, Egypt seal preliminary arms deal worth $3.5 billion

    MOSCOW, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Russia and Egypt have reached a preliminary deal for Cairo to buy arms worth $3.5 billion from Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted the head of a Russian state arms agency as saying on Wednesday.

    Speaking during an arms trade exhibition in South Africa, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin, did not give further details.

    Russia, the world’s second-largest arms exporter, has sought to boost its military ties with Egypt after relations between Cairo and its long-standing ally Washington soured, causing some defense cooperation between the two countries to be frozen.

  4. @ Ted Belman:

    @ Ted Belman:
    Israel alone will attack Iran and use an airstrip in Saudi Arabia coming and going. There is close cooperation between them.

    I call it old news and disinformation. The window for a successful attack on Iran has long closed unless Israel employs theater low yield tactical Nukes.

    As Re: The Saudis? Still hard to believe as they would be the first blow-back target by Iran.

    Btw Qatar just kicked Mashal out due to American threats of nixing the world cup games in 4 years due to be held in Qatar.

    These Arabs got money but no guts.

  5. bernard ross Said:

    Ted Belman

    Consider that they were testing the Israeli reaction or lack thereof.

    Consider that nobody is shooting rockets at Israel from Gaza without an OK from Hamas.

    Consider that it was a message sent across Israels bow ahead of the coming negotiations in Cairo.

    Consider that all of the Israeli declared red lines have evaporated.

    Consider that Most of the promised donor money promised to rebuild Gaza will never materialize unless Obama forks it up.

    With ISIS nobody in fact gives a damn about Gaza except a bunch of antisemites and left wing Loons.

    Who ever comes out on top in Hamas and ultimately the PA will be the most militant.

    Btw if you are looking for sources of income to bribe the Arabs to leave Gaza think Gazan off shore Gas and oil.

  6. The fact that Hamas worked quickly to arrest the group who fired the rocket, is testimony that they don’t want a to break the cease fire. Ted Belman

    It is also testimony to BB’s not sending in ground troops merely to achieve the cessation of hostilities OR to install the PA. Hmas remaining in power, neutered, is the best way of thwarting the europeans and PA designs for a unified gov. If I were Israel I would find a way to keep the PA out and influencing gaza to a status quo which encourages migration using UN and EU money.

  7. There is talk of building them an offshore seaport or allowing them to use Ashdod. It is thought that such a port will result in many more Arabs leaving.

    ..

    The two Palestinian survivors, who have requested asylum in Italy, said they paid a “travel office” in Gaza $2,000 (1,544 euros) each for the trip, with the money coming from grants they had been given to rebuild their homes.

    Read more: More Gazans said risking sea passage for better life in Europe | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/more-gazans-said-taking-risky-journey-for-better-life-in-europe/#ixzz3DaxnSW6l
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    Perhpas the real reason for the euro funding of construction in gaza is to keep the pals from entering europe. Perhaps a port would be good; where it is even cheaper for them to leave for europe and taking the euro grants for housing to finance their trips is an added bonus. Turkish flotillas could be commandeered to instead take the pals to europe and turkey.

  8. “Israel alone will attack Iran and use an airstrip in Saudi Arabia coming and going. There is close cooperation between them.”

    Let me let me count the number of occasions when I have read this self-assured prediction issued by some think tank in or outside Israel that imagines it holds a seat on Zahal’s general staff or its equivalent.

    Arnold Harris
    Mount Horeb WI