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Friday, July 31, 2015

(VIDEO) Pro-BDS Students Do a ‘180’ after Visiting Israel

OFFICIAL IDF VIDEO: Shabbat Shalom from all corners of the world!

IDF: While they may come from all corners of the world, they are all united in their love for Israel, and wish all a Shabbat Shalom.

IDF Forces Airlift an Arab Victim to Israeli Hospital

Earlier today, 31/7/2015, two homes in the village of Duma were set ablaze, killing an Arab child and injuring four additional family members. IDF forces transferred the victims from a hospital in Chechem (an historic Jewish city known to the Arabs as 'Nablus') to the Sheba Medical Centre Hospital in Tel HaShomer for medical treatment.

Huckabee's Critics

B’Tselem – Less Reliability and Credibility, More Politics

The Useless Jewish Organization

Op-Ed: Overjoyed and Angry at Jonathan Pollard's Coming Release

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Obama Knows Iran will Use its Nukes on Israel

Israel's Arabs don't have to be Zionists to be loyal

ADL Joins Obama’s War on Israel

Israeli-born Filipina fights to save lives in IDF

Hamas 'summer camp' trains 25,000 Gazans as fighters

Radical Thoughts on Fighting BDS

EU's astonishing free pass for Arab terrorism

Kerry Warns: Israeli Strike on Iran 'Huge Mistake'

What Now for Israel?

Microsoft buys Israeli tech company Adallom for $320 million

Israel, a water superpower, is helping California fight drought

French government's moves creating anti-Semitism

Israeli archeologists find evidence of cereal cultivation 23,000 years ago

The “Two Jerusalems” Myths

Eli E. Hertz
Palestinians have nurtured a myth that historically there were two Jerusalems – an Arab “East Jerusalem” and a Jewish “West Jerusalem.”  
Jerusalem was never an Arab city; Jews have held a majority in Jerusalem since 1870, and “east-west” is a geographic, not political designation. It is no different than claiming that the Eastern shore of Maryland should be a separate political entity from the rest of the state.
In 1880, Jews constituted 52 percent of the Old City population in East Jerusalem and were still inhabiting 42 percent of the Old City in 1914. In 1948, there were 100,000 Jews in Jerusalem, with 65,000 Arabs. A joint Jordanian-Israeli census reported that 67.7 percent of the city’s population in 1961 was Jewish. A 1967 aerial photo reveals the truth about the area called “East Jerusalem”: It was no more than an overcrowded walled city with a few scattered neighborhoods surrounded by villages.
Although uniting the city transformed all of Jerusalem into the largest city in Israel, moderate Palestinian leaders continue to reject this idea. Their minimal demand for “just East Jerusalem” really means the Jewish holy sites (including the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall), which Arabs have failed to protect, and the return of neighborhoods that house a significant percentage of Jerusalem’s present-day Jewish population. Most of that city is built on rock-strewn empty land around the city that was in the public domain for the past 44 years.
With an overall population of nearly 890,800 (2013), separating “East Jerusalem” and “West Jerusalem” is as viable and acceptable as the notion of splitting Berlin into two cities again, or separating East Harlem from the rest of Manhattan.
Arab claims to Jerusalem, a Jewish city by all definitions, reflect the “what’s-mine-is-mine, what’s-yours-is-mine” mentality underlying Palestinian concepts of how to end the Arab-Israeli conflict. That concept is also expressed in the demand for the “Right of Return,” not just in Jerusalem – Israel’s capital, but inside the “Green Line” as well.

Eli E. Hertz, July, 2015

Saudi car spotted in Jaffa

Irish4Israel defeats BDS motion in County Kildare

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Irish4Israel defeats BDS motion in County Kildare
Today Monday 27th July Cllr Brendan Young (Independent) of Kildare County Council proposed a motion to urge the Irish Army and Department of Defence to stop importing military equipment from Israel.
We welcome the decision of Kildare County Councillors to reject this loaded and one sided motion and please see our press release below.
This was Cllr Young's motion
In the month of the first anniversary of the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014, the council notes that the United Nations Human Rights Council is gravely concerned by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law, including possible war crimes, committed in the Israeli military operations in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2008/2009 and in 2014, particularly in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the killing of 1,462 Palestinian civilians, including 551 children and 299 women, and six Israeli civilians. These reports include the findings of the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, of the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, and of the Boards of Inquiry convened by the Secretary-General. The council also notes that the United Nations Human Rights Council deplores the non-cooperation by Israel with the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict; the lack of implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict of 2009; and the long-standing systemic impunity for international law violations that has allowed for the recurrence of grave violations without consequence for Israel. In the light of these matters, and in a context where the Department of Defence has a significant presence in County Kildare, the council calls upon the Minister for Defence and Department of Defence to stop buying military equipment from Israeli military companies, that profit from the continued blockade of Gaza and the denial of human and civil rights to Palestinians and to support United Nations Human Rights Council steps to force Israel to comply with international human rights law.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++PRESS RELEASE++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
On Monday July 27th Kildare County Council voted on a motion proposed by Cllr. Brendan Young to strip the Irish army of Israeli military equipment and hardware.
Irish4Israel commends the decision by Councillors to reject this publicity stunt of a motion. Irish4Israel believes the Irish Army should have the best of military equipment to ensure their safety and the safety of our nation regardless of where it comes from. The Irish Army is a peace keeping force and it is vital they have the most up to date equipment to keep themselves safe.
Irish4Israel supporters contacted members of the Council to urge them to reject this motion and we are glad our voices were heard. Those Councillors who supported the motion such as Cllr Young, Cllr Pender and those in Sinn Fein were unable to state "What countries they felt we should buy military equipment from ?". These Councillors openly advocate for everyone else to boycott Israel, yet are happy to use Facebook .Last week Facebook paid 60 million dollars for the Israeli company Pebbles. Those Councillors who advocate a boycott of Israel while using Facebook, are simply hypocrites.
It is unfortunate that Cllr Young,Cllr Pender and members of Sinn Fein have such little respect for our culture of neutrality, instead of using local government as an avenue to solve the economic and social issues in Kildare County, they prefer to try involve the council in one sided motions about foreign affairs. Is this what the people of County Kildare elected County Councillors to do ?
Currently the Irish army are in southern Lebanon and the Golan. When UN Peace keepers were attacked by jihadists in Syria they retreated to within Israel for their safety. Israel allowed these soldiers to do so. If Irish councils start passing motions relating to the Irish army we can't expect the Israeli army to provide any help or support in times of crisis to the Irish army. Cllr Young’s motion and it’s supporters could have led to a break down in communication between the Israeli and Irish army which could have cost the lives of Irish soldiers.
Irish4Israel welcomes the support of a number of councillors for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and we believe this is of far more use than seeking to use the tragic situation in Gaza and southern Israel to advance ones political career. We now look forward to Kildare County Council being able to return to focus on the more pressing local issues which affect the county.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

(VIDEO) Let's hope Obama and Kerry are listening: Iran's Supreme Leader slams 'arrogant' U.S. with chants of Death to American, Great Britain and Israel

Germany tells Iran: Improve ties with Israel in order to gain favor with West

Congress Must Send a Message and Reject Disastrous Iran Deal

Israeli Opposition Leader: Iran Deal Will Bring Chaos to the Middle East

India again abstains in Israel-related UN vote

Who are the ICC judges who ruled against Israel on the ‘Mavi Marmara’?

Monday, July 20, 2015

A Reminder for the Delusional: 1939 flag of the British Mandate for Palestine, According to Petit Larousse

Since the ninetieth century, Petit Larousse has been France's most trusted encyclopaedia/dictionary:

Below is my 1961 copy of Petit Larousse. Notice that there is no Arab "Palestine" flag, It would be between Pakistan and Paraguay, but it is not. The Arabs invented the flag, which is identical to the Jordanian flag (minus the star) after 1967.
 - Michelle

Netanyahu urges U.S. to hold out for better Iran deal

Sunday, July 19, 2015

During the 2014 Gaza-Israel Conflict, 11 ceasefires were violated. None by Israel!

(OFFICIAL IDF VIDEO) Is There Anything They Can’t Do?

IDF: IDF combat commanders put their skills to the test in a military exercise. Driving tanks, target practice, and flying in helicopters, our future commanders can do it all.

(OFFICIAL IDF VIDEO) IAF Fighter Pilots Show Off Their Skills

(OFFICIAL IDF VIDEO) Continue or Abort? You Decide

IDF: Last year, the IDF set out on a mission to stop Hamas aggression against Israeli civilians. One of our major challenges was that Hamas’ chose to embed its vast terror network deep within Gaza’s population. The terror organization hid weapons in schools and mosques, fired rockets from hospitals and dug terror tunnels under homes.

When a weapons storage facility or launching pad must be targeted, but suddenly civilians appear in the area, you are faced with a serious dilemma. If you fire at the target, you may harm civilians nearby. If you don’t, you may be leaving Israeli civilians at risk.

Today, one year after Operation Protective Edge, we challenge you to face these scenarios and decide for yourself. Do you continue or abort?

Jerusalem was never an Arab City - by Eli E. Hertz

Arab leaders continue to insist that Jerusalem is an Arab city. This myth is used to implement a strategy to wrest partial control of Jerusalem from Israel and to make Jerusalem the capital of a Palestinian state.
It is also part of a long-range strategy to destroy the Jewish state. This is one reason PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat rejected the unprecedented now-or-never Israeli proposal at peace talks in 2000 at Camp David. The proposal sought to solve the impasse over the status of Jerusalem by offering Arabs a share in the administration of parts of the city. Afterwards, Arafat revealed his real position in a post-summit statement that declared the PLO’s demand for sovereignty over Jerusalem including the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Temple Mount mosques, the Armenian Quarter, “and Jerusalem in its entirety, entirety, entirety.”

Eli E. Hertz, July, 2015

Reunited Jerusalem - by Eli E. Hertz

Israel reunited Jerusalem as one city in 1967, after Jordan joined the Egyptian and Syrian war offensive and shelled the Jewish part of the city. One of Israel’s first acts was to grant unprecedented freedom to all religions in the city. Israeli leaders vowed it would never again be divided.
Despite the disgraceful treatment of the Jewish Quarter and the Mount of Olives under the Jordanians and despite the Arabs’ violation of their pledges to make all holy sites accessible to Jews and Christians, one of the first acts Israel undertook after reuniting the city was to guarantee and safeguard the rights of all citizens of Jerusalem. This included not only free access to holy sites for all faiths but also represented an unprecedented act of religious tolerance. Israel granted Muslim and Christian religious authorities responsibility for managing their respective holy sites, including Muslim administration of Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount. 
Eventually however; the Waqf, which holds administrative responsibility over the Temple Mount, violated the trust with which it was invested to respect and protect the holiness of the Temple Mount for both Muslims and Jews.

Eli E. Hertz, July, 2015

The growing Hamas-PA rift

Jordan’s Shameful Record

The NGO Campaign to Destroy Israel

The ICC declares war on Israel

Rebuilding The U.S.–Israel Alliance

Iran's next step and the Israeli-Saudi options

Disillusioned Arab students shun Venezuela's Arafat scholarships

Following the Money: How Iran Deal’s Sanctions Relief Will Fund Terror

Exploring Israel's 'smart cities'

Anti-BDS Activists Starting to Line Up Victories on Behalf of Israel

Israel: Security Asset for the United States