Monday, November 23, 2015

More Dead Jews, More PTB Control

י"ב לחודש התשעי תשע"ו

YNET: Two months, 22 victims: The human cost of terror
In Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the West Bank, and Be'er Sheva, Israelis as young as 18 and as old as 78 have lost their lives in violent terror attacks.

Noam 'Dabul' Dvir: 11.23.15

Hadar Buchris, a 21-year-old from Safed, became the 22nd terror victim in the last two months when she was murdered in an attack at Gush Etzion junction on Sunday afternoon.

Some of those killed so far since Rosh HaShannah.
(Photo: YNET)
Days of relative quiet in Israel have alternated with bloody days featuring multiple attacks in the outburst of Palestinian violence, which has included stabbings, shootings, and vehicular attacks. Among the victims of attacks were a Palestinian killed by a terrorist firing indiscriminately and two Israelis mistaken for terrorists.

Medical teams have so far treated 192 wounded people, while another 82 have been treated for shock. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Notice how YNET just  had to stick in the part about Israelis mistaken for terrorists, not to mention an Arab "accidentally" getting killed, as if he was just as much of a victim as the Jews being murdered?

No surprises here.

Here is a video of one of today's multiple attacks. It took place in Jerusalem's main shuq, the Mahaneh Yehudah market.

(Video: Kikar Shabbat)

Uri Silberman of The Israel Network provides the best assessment of our current situation, I have seen so far:
"More attacks, more dead Jews. Israelis are feeling helpless and that not enough is being done to protect us.

If the government doesn't take drastic measures soon, I have no doubt that in the near future, people in Israel will feel there is no choice but to take the law into their own hands and start revenge killing."

In my opinion, this state of "learned helplessness," is exactly what the Israeli Government wants, even more so, the [real] powers that be. It is much easier to maintain control over its masses this way, using fear of terrorism, and fear of reprisals from the government for "vigilantism."

No doubt, if we continue on this path, we will end up with more Jews murdered, but also more Jews in administrative detention, or otherwise incarcerated.

Something has got to give.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Impartial Red Crescent, the Deadly Red Cross

ז׳ לחודש התשעי תשע״ו

Arutz 7: Danon demands condemnation of Palestinian Red Crescent
Israel's UN ambassador writes UN Secretary-General, demands he condemn Red Crescent for failing to treat wounded Israelis.

Nitsan Keidar: 11/17/2015

PRCS Hospital, Hevron
No Jews Allowed?!
Israel's UN ambassador, Danny Danon, on Monday wrote to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, demanding a condemnation of the Palestinian Red Crescent, following the revelation that the organization's ambulance was at the scene of the shooting attack near Hevron on Friday but the paramedics did not treat the wounded Israelis.

"An ambulance that doesn’t assist wounded civilians is a terrorist collaborator. This is a blatant disregard for all universal moral values ​​a and blatant disregard for human life," Danon wrote Ban.

In the letter, Danon pointed out that the fact that an ambulance of the Palestinian Red Crescent failed to treat the wounded Israelis is a flagrant violation of international law.

“This is a blatant disregard for the moral commitment of the organization to any wounded person everywhere," he wrote.

The Israeli government also announced Saturday night intentions to launch an international campaign against the Red Crescent.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the foreign ministry to lodge a stern complaint with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, under whose auspices the Red Crescent operates, demanding an explanation as to why the Palestinian ambulance ignored Israeli victims, contrary to all humanitarian and ethical practices.

Magen David Adom has confirmed that when its own medics arrived on scene, they discovered a Red Crescent ambulance loitering nearby without providing medical help to the victims of the attack.
The Red Crescent disagrees, and claims that withholding of life saving treatment from the Jews, recently wounded by local Arab terrorists, quite possibly relatives of theirs, was an act of impartiality. Even though two of those Jews, Rabbi Ya'akov Litman and his son Netanel, soon dies from their wounds.
Arutz 7: Red Cross: Palestinian Red Crescent acted 'impartially'
Red Cross rejects Israel's criticism over Red Crescent ambulance which failed to treat wounded Israelis after shooting attack.

Ben Ariel: 11/18/2015

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday rejected allegations that a Palestinian Red Crescent was at the scene of last Friday’s shooting attack near Hevron but the paramedics did not treat the wounded Israelis and fled the scene.

In a statement on its website, the ICRC said that the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) had “immediately provided factual accounts, firmly rejected these allegations, and unequivocally reaffirmed its commitment to impartial response” to the attack.

The PRCS’ record of principled and strictly humanitarian action is uncontested and well recognized. The ICRC assessment is that the PRCS operates with professionalism and in full respect of the principles of the RCRC movement, including impartiality. Any question and concern that may require clarification or correction is examined and addressed accordingly, without complacency, by the ICRC, with the national societies, and addressed directly with the concerned authorities,” added the statement. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Blah, blah, blah... 

International law is irrelevant. The Arabs do not care about international law. Likewise, Jews should not care about international law either. Jews should only concern themselves with Torah Law.

If Jews would bother to pay attention, they would see that the Arabs want to annihilate us, and take our Land, which pretty much qualifies as milhemeth mitzvah (obligatory war). And, guess what the Torah says about that! Well, I do not intend to tell you, even though I probably should, because even those of you Jews wearing some sort of head covering are not ready to accept it, let alone read it.

(Screen Shot from PRCS Website)
"Israeli Occupation Forces" does not sound "impartial," does it? Whether the IDF is an occupation force, a conquering force, or a force co-dependent on Arab terror, it has nothing to do with the Red Crescent's supposed imperative to save lives. Nor should this supposedly apolitical organization be expressing opinions on political issues.

(Screen shot from the PRCS Website)
Apparently, the PRCS's "humanitarian duty" includes withholding life saving services from Jews who are bleeding to death, because they were shot by Arab terrorists, perhaps even by relatives of the PRCS workers on duty.

If a Hotzoloh or Magen David Adom [MDA] medic refused to provide life saving the State would, no doubt, have them arrested, and tried for "negligent homicide," or some other such "crime."

So, why haven't the PRCS personnel been arrested?

As Ambassador Danon wrote in his letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon...
"An ambulance that doesn’t assist wounded civilians is a terrorist collaborator...."
Isn't being a terrorist collaborator worse than being just a criminal?

And, by the way, where did their orders to withhold life saving measures from Jews come from, the PA, or the PRCS itself?

When has the PRCS ever saved the life of a Jew?

I guess Ambassador Danon's statement does not just say all that needs to be said about the Red Crescent. It also says all that needs to be said about its umbrella organization, the International Red Cross.

Personally, learning about the Red Cross's visit to the Terezinschadt Concentration Camp, and resulting, the Jews here are fine, nothing to see here assessment, during World War II, was enough to allow all of my Red Cross certifications to expire. Due to the Red Cross's monopoly on health and safety training in the U. S., it was near impossible to find subsequent work as a lifeguard and coach of aquatic sports, without Red Cross certifications.

The Red Cross has also admitted to harboring Hamas terrorists. The Red Crescent has also transported armed terrorists in Azza (Gaza), aiding in their escape from IDF capture.

I call on all Jewish volunteers for the Red Cross to resign immediately in protest of the Red Cross's continued failure to show any concern whatsoever for Jewish lives, except for when they cannot get away with avoiding it.

I also call on all Jewish volunteers for the Red Cross to close your mouths, now gaping wide open from the shock of this post. Flies might fly into your mouths, and you might end up swallowing them.

And flies, like the Red Cross, are not kosher.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington! Part 2: Crazy Uncle Joe Biden!

כ"ח לחודש השמיני תשע"ו

U. S. Vice-President Joe Biden has bee aptly name "Crazy Uncle Joe." You can see why from the following report.

Crazy Uncle Joe Biden!
Times of Israel: Biden says ‘no tolerance’ for comments from PM’s media czar pick
Speaking to US Reform Jews, vice president highest level official to take aim at Ran Baratz, but also stresses support for Israel and against incitement

Rebecca Shimoni Stoil, November 8, 2015

Addressing the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial conference, Biden told the audience during his keynote speech that “there is no excuse, there should be no tolerance for any member or employee of the Israeli administration referring to the president of the United States in derogatory terms. Period. Period. Period. There is no justification for an official Israeli voice degrading the secretary of state, who has worked so hard, so long for the security of Israel.”

His statement was greeted by applause from the thousands-strong audience, as he continued to condemn similar insulting statements directed toward Secretary of State John Kerry.

Although Biden did not mention Baratz by name, the recent Netanyahu appointee was the unquestionable target of the vice president’s ire. Baratz’s appointment earlier this week made international headlines when it was revealed that he had made derogatory comments on social media about President Reuven Rivlin and Kerry, and accused Obama of anti-Semitism.

Three government ministers have already called publicly for Baratz’s nomination as head of media for the Prime Minister’s Office to be rescinded, but on Friday, Netanyahu denied reports that he was reconsidering the appointment of Baratz, who runs a right-leaning news site.

With Netanyahu’s meeting with Obama only two days away, Biden has become the highest-ranking US official to respond to Baratz’s comments. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Let's examine the evidence of Vice-President Biden's state of mine, point by point:

1. Addressing the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial conference...
There is no such thing as Reform Judaism. But, since most Americans, Jews and non-Jews alike, believe that there is, I'll give Joe a pass on this one. Just how many of those in attendance at this conference who are really Jewish is a big question, in and of itself.
2. "...there is no excuse, there should be no tolerance for any member or employee of the Israeli administration referring to the president of the United States in derogatory terms. Period. Period. Period."
Why not? Not only IS the U. S. President as Jew-hating bastard, who denies Biblical truths, battling against Jewish sovereignty over Eretz Yisra'el (Land of Israel), not only is the nominated member of the Israeli administration in question the only one with the guts to say the truth out loud, but if we were U. S. citizens residing in the U. S., it would be within our First Amendment rights to say anything we want about the President.

Dr. Ran Baratz
"...this is what modern anti-Semitism look like..."
3. "There is no justification for an official Israeli voice degrading the secretary of state, who has worked so hard, so long for the security of Israel.”
Secretary of State Kerry has done nothing, I repeat nothing, for the security of Israel. Is Biden delusional, or just lying here? I'm not sure.

Jewish Blood - Cheap!
Ariel Ben-Yochanan
The Torah Revolution
Oh, wait a minute. Perhaps what Vice-President Biden actually means is that the Secretary of State has worked so hard, so long for the security of Israel, defined by the U. S.,...chopped in half, and Jews kicked out of .

4. “ one can undermine our relationship or our commitment to the security and future of the Jewish and democratic State of Israel.”
Again, if Biden believes that the current administration, or even the U. S. Government in general, is in the least bit concerned over the the security and future of the State of Israel, then he is definitely delusional.

5. "Describing America’s commitment to Israel’s security as “rock-solid and unshakeable”
Delusional (or lying).

6.  Biden also expressed concern at the continuing violence plaguing Israel and the West Bank.
Then why is the Vice-President against Israel doing what needs to be done to end the violence once and for all?

PA President Mahmud Abbas
...and his map of "Palestine"
7. “We have strongly condemned Palestinian acts of terror against Israel...”
No, you haven't. Even your own citizen Eli Bochorov who was just attacked by a terrorist in Hevron, was treated with complete indifference by your local embassy. Oh, that's right. He's just a Jew, so not important.

8. “Inflammatory rhetoric?”
If this were Jews, or even non-Jews, directing it toward Arabs, it would be called "hate speech."

9. “Random acts of violence?"
These acts of violence are not in the least bit random. It's called war. Look it up in the dictionary.

10. “Both sides need to demonstrate restraint and avoid incitement.”
Fateh Party Emblem
Notice the map of "Palestine?"
Translation: Jews should just roll over and die. Jewish blood is cheap.

11. Insisting on the viability and necessity of the two-state solution
The Vice-President can insist all he wants. The Arabs do not believe in a two-state solution, let alone that it is a necessity. Incidentally, neither does the Bible.

Hmm... So, maybe Vice-President Biden is not actually delusional, should not be called "Crazy Uncle Joe," after all.

Yeah, maybe he is just a complete idiot, or maybe he is just a liar.

You be the judge.

Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington!

כ״ז לחודש השמיני תשע״ו

Much can be gleaned from this report on Prime Minister Netanyahu's visit to the U. S., this week. See the interspersed blue italics to see how I read between the lines. In fact, to save time, I would just read the blue
YNET: Bad tidings await Netanyahu on US trip
On the eve of the prime minister's flight to Washington, sources in the White House warn that there will not be good tidings regarding Israel's compensation package for the Iran nuclear deal in his meeting with Obama, saying that Federal budget cuts are part of the issue.


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not be getting what he wants out of his trip to Washington, according to White House sources who spoke with the New York Times on Friday.

The sources claimed that Israel would not be getting an increased compensation package from the US government. Netanyahu is due to take off for Washington on Sunday in order to meet US President Barack Obama, the first meeting between the two since the signing of the Iran nuclear deal.

One of Netanyahu's central goals for the trip was to strike an agreement on a new defense deal for Israel for the next decade, including compensation Israel was supposed to receive in light of the Iran deal.

The White House sources noted that the issue would not come up in the meeting between Netanyahu and Obama, and furthermore claimed that any compensation would not be increased as had been suggested in earlier reports.

"There is no justification for an increased compensation package, especially in light of the Federal budget cuts and the current battle in Congress over the 'wastage' of the US government," a White House source said.
So, basically, U. S. President Obama either made promises which he was not sure that he could keep, is punishing Israel for its lobbying against the "Iran Deal" and "The Speech," or he just outright lied. It is probably a combination of all three.
It was reported this week that Israel requested that the US raise its yearly security assistance sum from the current $3 billion to $5 billion. Israel's first proposal was leaked to Reuters by an Israeli source.

According to the document, Israel had been pushing for the desired $5 billion yearly aid package to run for 10 years – amounting to a total sum of $50 billion. Obama is not expected to authorize this agreement, instead granting Israel a billion dollars less.

Also overshadowing the forthcoming meeting are the soured relations between Jerusalem and Washington following Netanyahu's repeated attacks on the Iran deal, as well as his speech to Congress on the matter.

Following the deal, Democratic members of Congress also had their invitations to a Rosh Hashanah press conference at the Israeli embassy in Washington canceled – solely for the reason that they had voted in favor of the Iran agreement.

The New York Times claimed that Netanyahu had changed the compensation package proposal and that he was traveling to Washington in order to try and heal the rifts in the US-Israel relationship.

However, the two sides still regard each with suspicion and mistrust.
It serves PM Netanyahu right. Even if the Prime Minister does not trust Obama, as he shouldn't, he erred in his calculations of his clout in congress, the power of American, pro-Israel lobbies, and apparently, the U. S. economy itself.
Obama does not believe negotiations will recommence while he is in office Obama does not believe that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will recommence before the end of his term in the White House, one of his senior advisors told a press briefing held ahead of Netanyahu's visit.

The advisor, Ben Rhodes, told reporters that in Obama's view, no peace deal would be reached by January 2017 – the date that he leaves the office of the president.

"Despite what we were wanting, we do not see the chance for a two-state solution at the moment," Rhodes said. "We tried direct and indirect dialogue, but each time we were at the point of taking a decision, the two sides themselves did not take sufficient steps.

"Part of our appraisal is based on the reality on the ground," Rhodes added. In light of the current state of affairs, Obama is not likely to apply pressure on Netanyahu to renew peace talks.
Well, this appears to be some good news. We will have a temporary respite from the U. S. butting its nose into our business. Of course, as long as Israel continues to expect and accept money from the U. S., Israel should expect nothing less than mixing-in from the U. S. How can the Israeli Government not see this connection?
"In the immediate term we will seek trust-building measures in order to lower the tension, reduce the violence and incitement and leave open the option of a two-state solution," Rhodes continued.

"We want to hear from the prime minister which steps Israel is prepared to take in order to safeguard the Palestinians' aspirations," Rhodes emphasized. "Obama believes that settlement-building damages trust and makes it difficult to realize the solution of a viable Palestinian state."
There they go again, pushing for the establishment of another Arab terrorist state, within the borders of our Divinely-promised, Jewish homeland. This should come as no surprise, but unfortunately it does to most Jews, who refuse to see the dangerous nature of a relationship with the U. S.

You can take the Jew out of exile, but trying to take the exile out of the Jew is a completely different story.

Enter Dr. Ran Baratz, and his social media accounts. Ever heard of him? Most people haven't. 
Also in the background of Netanyahu's upcoming visit is the affairs concerning Netanyahu's newly-appointed spokesman Dr. Ran Baratz. Immediately following the appointment, numerous harsh statements made by Baratz about senior US officials – including Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry – came to light.

Dr. Ran Baratz
"...this is what modern anti-Semitism look like..."
After Netanyahu's speech to Congress, Baratz wrote on Facebook: "Obama's attitude to Netanyahu's speech is what modern anti-Semitism looks like in Western liberal countries."

Baratz also ridiculed US Secretary of State John Kerry on October 18, 2014 when he posted on Facebook that he was present at a speech given by Kerry during which, according to Baratz, he made a connection between Israel and Islamic State.

"After his tenure as secretary of state he is assured a prosperous career as a stand-up comic in one of the clubs of Kansas City, Mosul, or the Holot detention center," wrote Baratz.

State Department Spokesperson John Kirby called Baratz's statements "troubling and offensive."

"We obviously expect government officials from any country, especially our closest allies, to speak respectfully and truthfully about senior US government officials," Kirby said.
Hmm... I like Dr. Baratz already. no mincing words from him. He just calls it like he sees it. Unfortunately, like all Israelis connected with the government, who dare to tell the truth, they either cave in to pressure to "tone it down," or just fade away and eventually disappear, never to be heard from again.
Following the revelations, Netanyahu promised Kerry that he would reconsider his appointment of Baratz.

"These statements do not reflect my stance nor government policy," Netanyahu said. "Dr. Baratz has apologized for his statements and requested to clarify them in a meeting with me. We have agreed to meet on my return to Israel."

In spite of his promise, Netanyahu then tweeted that he has not promised to reconsider the appointment but that he will deal with the issue on his return from the US.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Well, there you have it, a summary of Prime Minister Netanyahu's visit to the U. S.

The problem with U. S. - Israel relations can be solved in one fell swoop, with Israel' cease of acceptance of anymore funding from the U. S., that's going to happen, anytime soon.

Shimon Peres
The focus on money and influence from the U. S. is just a diversion of focus from the real threat to Jewish sovereignty over Eretz Yisra'el (Land of Israel). That threat is from those at home

Anyone who pays attention should know that pressure from the U. S. is just an excuse to bow to pressure to those from within who want to see Israel cut in half, and the Jewish People assimilated into a borderless, Western, "progressive" society, such as....

Thursday, November 05, 2015

MK Oren Hazan: The Knesset's Playboy?

כ״ד לחודש השמיני תשע״ו

Arutz 7: MK blows off Knesset meeting to party in Eilat
Coalition officials demand Oren Hazan be removed from Knesset Finance Committee after he refuses to budge on changing travel plans.

Cynthia Blank, 11/4/2015

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) has come under fire yet again - this time over reports he blew off a Knesset Finance Committee meeting to celebrate his birthday in Eilat.

Hazan, who turned 34 last week, reportedly told committee members on Tuesday that he would be absent from a critical vote on the state budget because of "something important."

However, WhatsApp correspondence between the committee members revealed he would be missing the vote because of a large-scale party in Israel's southern resort town.

According to the messages published by Channel 10 on Wednesday, Hazan apologized, saying he would be unable to attend the meeting on Thursday because of plans to visit Eilat.

When asked to change his travel itinerary, Hazan replied: "Move the meeting. I can't postpone the trip."

While the purpose of his trip has not been determined, Channel 10 estimates it is connected to Hazan's birthday celebrations which apparently began last weekend in Tel Aviv.

In response, coalition officials have demanded that Hazan be removed from the Knesset Finance Committee.

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
MK Oren Hazan
Sure, this was hardly professional, and a totally silly stunt to pull. But, one would hope that MK's would focus on more pressing matters than ditching a meeting for a party, such as their fellow MK's who support, if not encourage, the murder of Jews and the replacement of Israel with yet another Arab terrorist state.

Or how about a prime minister who is unwilling to do everything which needs to be done to protect Jews from Arab terrorism?

Remember the criticism of MK Boaz Toporovsky for posting a selfie on facebook without his arms covered? The criticism of Hazan is pretty much on the same level, valid, but sort of silly.

Years ago, I recommended to the late MK Uri Orbach (Jewish Home) to leave politics, and go back to his previous professional of stand-up comedy. In the same light I will recommend that MK Oren Hazan go back to slinging shwarmah. I am totally serious when I say this, because Babba Shwarmah Grill in Ariel, where Hazan was co-owner, makes one of the best shwarmahs I have ever had (...not sure what the kashruth certification is these days).

While hassle with national politics? If Hazan wants to dabble in politics, he should just run for mayor of Ariel. He would not have to commute, and could also access all of the connections he has made as an MK, to benefit his hometown. Then, when he's done partying, or mostly done partying, then he can go back to the K'nesseth.

In the meantime, he will be able to go to Eilat anytime he wants.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Rant: People and Situations which Irk Me

כ"ב לחודש השמיני תשע"ו

1. People at the store who are told how much their purchases cost, but continue packing them, instead of getting out their money to pay.

2. People who get in the Express line with way more than the limit.

3. Cashiers who let them get away with it.

4. Any store employee who is talking on the phone, or doing something else before taking my money, forcing me to wait unnecessarily.

5. Stupid people employed to educate our children.

6. Governments which hire stupid people to educate our children.

7. People who insist that my directions are wrong, even though the successfully arrived at their destination, only because of my directions.

8. People who ask questions repeatedly, even after I already gave them the answer, and then want to argue with me about how I'm wrong. (So, next time, don't bother asking me!)

9. Bosses who play their employees against each other.

10. Bosses who give their employees mixed messages.

11. Bosses who are "never wrong."

12. People who sing or play or play a musical instrument on the bus, or at a bus stop, because they know that we want to hear them play. (Actually, they just don't care.)

13. People who scream out what their reading on the bus,...because it's for our benefit.

14. People who take my inventory.

15. People who share their results of the inventory they took.

16. People who believe that I should actually care about the results of the inventory they took.

17. People who tell me how I am feeling, especially when they're wrong.

18. People who tell what I should or shouldn't do, like smile, especially when I don't know them, and were certainly not friends.

19. "Friends" whom I'm always the one calling to go hang out, and not only are never available, but never offer an alternative date and time to hang out.

20. "Friends" who hang out with me, only because  they're bored and they find me to be "entertaining."

21. People who expect to speak to me, because it's convenient for them, and couldn't care less whether or not it's convenient for me. (This is called "hijacking" someone's time.)

22. People who do not R. S. V. P.

23. Strangers who touch me, even though I have given absolutely no indication that it's OK to do so.

24. People who touch me, even though I have already, and specifically, told them not to.

25. People who consider something a fact, without supportive evidence. (Just call it a theory or hypothesis, and we're good.)

26. Inappropriate locker room behavior.

27. People who drive too fast in areas where they know there are children playing.

28. People who don't supervise their children.

29. People who don't take responsibility for their children's behavior. (It's all society's fault? Seriously?)

30. American tourists, who don't even bother to learn yes, no, please, and thank-you in the language of the countries where they're traveling.

31. Passive-aggressives.

32. Hypocrites.

MK Yinon Magal: More Right Than He Knows

כ"ב לחודש השמיני תשע"ו
Arutz 7: MK defends citizens who chased terroristJewish Home's MK Magal says there is nothing wrong with taking out terrorists before helping wounded. 
Hezki Ezra, 11/3/2015 
Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal made clear Tuesday that he does not agree with the criticism being leveled at citizens who chased after a terrorist in Rishon Letzion Monday and did not stop to help an elderly woman whom he stabbed. 
"Don't let yourself be fooled," Magal wrote on his Twitter account, and explained that the first step in combat is taking out the enemy, and only after the enemy is eliminated does one treat the wounded.

"Nothing terrible happened, even if the wounded woman waited 15 seconds," wrote Magal, who served in the elite Sayeret Matkal commando. "Respect to the citizens who risk their lives!"

Examination of the video indicates that just 30 seconds passed from the moment 80-year-old Rachel Eizenkot was stabbed to the moment at which citizens began tending to her. 
Sagit Bracha-Eizenkot, Rachel's granddaughter, told Channel 2 after watching video of the incident that each of the citizens who ran past her injured grandmother "needs to do some soul searching."

"You want to stop the terrorist – fine, but someone needs to stop and help the wounded. We have a saying – 'we do not leave the wounded behind.' But that is exactly what we have become."
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Even a clock is right once per day, twice per day in the U. S.

I have been critical of MK Yinon Magal (Jewish Home) in the past, like for his idiotic Saturday-Sunday Weekend proposal. I have also been critical of the compulsory Arabic language education proposal, which he supports.

Yinon Magal with Naftali Bennett
טבת תשע״ה/December, 2014
But, when he's right, he's right.

The issue here is a simple one. Stop the terrorist from doing additional harm to Jews first.

One dead Jew is less than 10, or even two.

With all due respect to the undoubtedly emotional source of the response from the victim's granddaughter, it seems that she might just be displaying some of the consequences of her Israeli State education.
South Park's Officer Barbrady
There's no war here.

The Arabs don't hate us.

The State will take care of us.

There's nothing to see here.
At the risk of sounding like I am slobbering over an MK (God forbid!), I have to say that MK Yinon Magal is right. Even with all of the flaws in how the IDF is operated, on a strategic lever, they do know how to fight a war. Unfortunately, they are not always allowed to.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The Arabs Want All of Israel: Now tell me something I don't know.

כ"ג לחודש השמיני תשע"ו

Arutz 7: Abbas lets slip: All of Israel is 'the occupation'
In recent speech to UN General Assembly, 'moderate' Palestinian Authority leader makes his ultimate intentions clear. 
Ari Soffer, 11/2/2015 
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas continued his diplomatic offensive against Israel last week at the United Nations General Assembly, leveling a wide range of accusations against the Jewish state and calling for an international "protection regime" for Palestinians. 

But amidst all the usual bluster, many observers missed a subtle, yet crucial, theme within Abbas's speech: That far from the "moderate" image he has cultivated, he views all of Israel as "occupied" and illegitimate, and aspires to the destruction of the country in its entirety. 
At one point, in comments broadcast live on PA TV and highlighted by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Abbas referred to Israel's "67-year occupation" - referring not to the "West Bank" (Judea and Samaria), but to the very founding of the State of Israel in 1948. 
"Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, haven't you wondered: For how long will this protracted Israeli occupation of our land last? After 67 years (i.e., Israel's creation), how long? Do you think it can last, and that it benefits the Palestinian people?" Abbas asked.
Later on in his address, Abbas returned to that theme, speaking of "[The] holy sites which have been desecrated every other second again and again for seven decades [emphasis added] now under an occupation that does not quit killing, torturing, looting and imprisoning..." 
Interestingly, PMW revealed that the PA's official Wafa news agency attempted to airbrush Abbas's initial statement, mistranslating it as: "Ladies and gentlemen, haven't you wondered; for how long will this protracted Israeli occupation of our land last?"
Official PA organs regularly re-write officials' speeches after the event to cover up gaffs or incriminating statements. 
Most recently, the official website of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) - the body which runs the PA - retroactively re-wrote a televised address given by Abbas in which he erroneously claimed that Israel had "executed" a teenage terrorist, who was later revealed as being alive and well in an Israeli hospital. 
Abbas's Freudian slip will not be surprising to observers who follow statements by the PA, PLO or Fatah party in Arabic, however. Far from the "moderate" image often portrayed in the west, Palestinian officials regularly make clear that they view any "two-state solution" as merely "the first stage" in annihilating Israel entirely. 
As highlighted by PMW, the PA's own "National Security Force" regularly portrays places in "pre-67 Israel" as parts of "Palestine." 
"In the last week alone, the PA Security Forces presented Israeli cities Ashkelon, Haifa and Acre as 'occupied,'" as well as multiple maps of "Palestine" which feature the entire map of Israel, it noted. 
Fatah and the PA have played a similar game vis-a-vis the ongoing wave of Arab terrorism sweeping Israel, playing down the attacks in English while actively encouraging them in Arabic statements and particularly on social media.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Fatah Emblem
I appreciate the work of Palestinian Media Watch [PMW].

But, Arutz 7 appears to report on this video, as if this is a hiddush (something new). It's not. Far from it. Pretty sloppy work, if you ask me.

PLO Emblem
All you have to do is look at the emblems of these organizations, including Fatah. See the maps? They are maps of the mythical country of "Palestine."

Now, look at these photos of Abbas himself, with his own dreams of a Pseudostinian State.

"Fatah and the PA have played a similar game vis-a-vis the ongoing wave of Arab terrorism sweeping Israel, playing down the attacks in English while actively encouraging them in Arabic...."
Been there, done that. Arafat was notorious for this, lying through his smiling teeth in English, and then letting the blood drip from his fangs in Arabic.

Now tell me something I don't know.

RCA Bans Women Rabbis.

כ"א לחודש השמיני תשע"ו
Forward: Women Rabbis Officially Banned by Rabbinical Council of AmericaNovember 3, 2015 
The Rabbinical Council of America formally adopted a policy prohibiting the ordination or hiring of women rabbis. 
The policy announced on Friday came after a direct vote of the RCA membership, according to the organization. 
The resolution states that: “RCA members with positions in Orthodox institutions may not ordain women into the Orthodox rabbinate, regardless of the title used; or hire or ratify the hiring of a woman into a rabbinic position at an Orthodox institution; or allow a title implying rabbinic ordination to be used by a teacher of Limudei Kodesh (religious studies) in an Orthodox institution. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Let's see here...

In the photo (which I most certainly will not post here) accompanying this report, we see four women.

Three do not cover their hair according to the Shulhan Arukh, and two of them, possibly all three, do any even do so according to the Mishnah Brurah.

The one does cover her hair according to the Shulham Arukh (barely), is wearing bright red, as well as clothes which are too tight, and fails to cover parts of her body which are supposed to be covered.

And these women want to be called rabbis? Community leaders? Seriously?

I could go on ad infinitum. But, it so unnecessary.

The RCA should have gone much further. But, at least this will mean that such communities, who have completely confused Torah values and sensibilities with those picked up from 2,000 years of living in Galuth Edom (Western exile), will be relegated to being called something other than Orthodox.

Small consolation.

Unfortunately, the Modern "Orthodox" are not the only ones who have invented "female rabbis." Believe it or not, so have certain Haredi groups.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Guest Post: Our Defense to the World

כ״א לחודש השמיני תשע״ו

Moshe Schwartz

My fascination with how hasbara and pro Israel activism works has reached epic levels as of late. I never understood the groveling like mentality that lacks both pride and dignity. When I see other nations and cultures around the world and how they justify on the most basic of levels their existence we can surely learn a lesson from them. Take for example Muslims and their countries. They do not try to justify to the world their claim using any international law other then to distract or delay. They simply say this is ours because Islam says so. Another example would be Xian claims to anything and everything based on their religious texts. Although they have become more civilized and refined the foundational principle for them as well this is our claim because our texts say so. On a side note this is why the missionary issue here is actual secondary when it comes to Xian issues here in Israel. The next case we can look at is just as simplistic. What about those who have no religion? What about the atheist? Well their claim to anything is just as simple. Their claim is based on sociological premises whether one end of the political spectrum or the other. This would include any system of secularized government might be over simplifying things but perhaps the problem is many have over complicated and over analyzed things. Perhaps we can learn from everyone else in this instance and stick to the basic foundational principle. The original concept sort of speak. If the world does not understand should that mean we should look for lesser explanations that divert from where our plumb line originated? Surely not. It seems we always cry why doesn't the world get it even when we explain things on their terms and even if they do our message has become diluted or distorted.
I have spoken many times to many Jews who employ the standard Hasbara protocol and ask them why not just be more transparent and in effect more honest about what Israel was, is and will be? The typical response is because we need their support and this is the only way we can achieve it. So let me get this straight. When Arafat spoke English to the world and Arabic to his people we found that unacceptable yet we essentially use the exact same tactic of subterfuge?

Here is a strange and out of date concept for most involved in pro Israel advocacy and especially for my fellow Jews. Get ready because we might even lose support from many of our "friends" and even fellow Jews for being honest. Israel was promised to us Jews by Hashem under a conditional promise. The blueprint on how we should govern Israel is not to be found in any document established by Herzl or Ben Gurion or the Knesset. The blueprint for an actual Jewish homeland and not a state for the Jews can be found in our Torah and even explained by men who understood it much better then anyone in government such as the Rishonim and Chazal. Our right to live in Israel is not based on we are currently a democratic nation or some notion of indigenous rights or by approval of the UN. If this was the case then it is no Jewish right and indeed we have no reason to complain about our current situations as we wonder why we do not control our Holy sites. Or why our government does not look out for Jews. Our why we have blatant and obvious enemies in our government. If the activist community that is pro Israel continues to try to water down and dilute Israel and if we continue to support this pathetic undignified Hasbara then it should be no surprise to anyone why the world is not only against but has no respect for a Jewish Israel. Let us not try to reason with the world on their level anymore. We have tried that route far too long. If we can support and actively promote a Jewish homeland instead of a homeland for Jews how can we even expect the world to? And if they do not that is between them and Hashem, if we do not it is between us and Hashem.

So let em ask how successful has all this activism for Israel been for actually promoting a Jewish Israel and if you are an activist for Israel whether Jew or not do you water down or dilute a Jewish Israel just to make it palatable for people who would never support a Jewish Israel? If you do then congratulations you are officially part of Hasbara. You are one of the Hasbara folks that look to elevate a State for Jews that promotes anything as long as their is loyalty to the State first and if we are lucky you will throw some Jewish scraps in the mix. Yes, I know ultimately this is what you can sell to the world because the last thing any non Jew would want that supports the State of Israel is a Jewish Israel.


*My thanks and appreciation especially to Donny Fuchs and Nathaniel Feingold for numerous conversations on the phone and their ideas have also inspired me to write this. Without saying my main inspiration is simply the Torah. Lastly but definitely not least is the Rav who through his writings gave me clarity on this matter and many others, Rav Meir Kahane Z"L.*

You Might Also Like...