Hamas War

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

USA Kerry, Terrorists aren't Misbehaving Innocent Children!!

In another one of his proof of idiocy, the United States Secretary of State John Kerry said:
Kerry to the Media: Cover Terrorism Less, So 'People Wouldn't Know What's Going On'
Remember this: No country is immune from terrorism. It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on. (Applause.)
Again, Kerry shows the world how he misunderstands terrorists. They don't just murder and attack for the attention. It's an act of war, another genre in the military lexicon. That's why it must be fought with force, not words or kindness. And considering the applause that apparently had greeted his statement, many people do agree with him. They are all wrong.

There's a lot of terrorism going on in the world that is being ignored by the media, and it's growing, not shrinking. It's a relatively cheap way to attack one's enemies. It bypasses the super-expensive international military industries.

International media and diplomats have been focusing more on the massive numbers of refugees fleeing parts of the Middle East and Africa but less on the terror they are trying to leave. Those who do the actual terrorizing aren't ogling themselves  and how they look on the media. That isn't what's driving them to murder.

Kerry's request that there would be less terror if the terrorists got less media attention is like the pedagogic principle that one must give more attention for good behavior than bad. Terrorists aren't bullies in nursery schools. They are more like mass-murderers.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ריבונות Ribonut, Sovereignty, The Magic Ingredient

The truth is that our victory, our security, our chance to see the State of Israel thrive the way it should is ריבונות Ribonut, Sovereignty and nothing else. Without declaring ריבונות Ribonut, Israeli Sovereignty over all of the Land we liberated with Gd's help in the 1967 Six Days War, we are effectively turning our miraculous victory into a defeat.

Yes, that's the bottom line, the uncomfortable truth.

Nadia Matar, Yehudit Katzover (of Women in Green) and the many others who have been dedicating their time of late to promoting Sovereignty nailed it correctly. The 7th edition of their Sovereignty Journal was recently published. It's a must-read for sure!

If Sovereignty had been declared over all the Land in June, 1967, we would never have gotten mired in the "occupation" dilemma. Today's security and diplomatic problems are results of lack of clear Israeli Sovereignty. The longer it's delayed the more complicated it will be to clear up the resulting problems and dangers.

It's not "frustration" and lack of "state of their own" that pushes the Arabs into terrorism, it's the weakness of the Israeli Government and the fear that there will be a new Arab state called Palestine, sic, that makes Arabs feel that they must show their "anti-Israel" stance. So, the nicer, weaker and more understanding we are towards the Arabs the more they feel the need to show their support for terror/Hamas. Call it self-preservation Arab style. That's right. The further the Israeli Government goes from full Sovereignty, the closer the Arabs go to terrorism.

It is time to change tracks and have the Government of Israel declare full Israeli Sovereignty on all of the Land we now hold. And, yes, that does mean we must "phase out" the PA Palestinian Authority and declare it null and void.

Only that will bring us peace and security!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

GUEST POST: Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah

Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah
a guest post by Mr. Cohen
Rambam, Hilchot Melachim, Chapter 4, paragraph 8:
The King Messiah will take a one 13th part [7.69%]
of all the lands that Israel conquers, for himself,
and for his descendants forever.

Rambam, commentary on Mishnah Sanhedrin, chapter 10:
When the Mashiach dies, his son will rule after him,
and his grandson will rule after that.
Over the past 2,000 years, 36 Jewish men have claimed to be the messiah. 
34 of them had no children, one of them had a daughter,
and one of them had two sons who died before he died. 
None of them had a son and grandson to follow him.

When Rambam described the messiah as having a son and a grandson,
he achieved a super-concise refutation of all the false messiahs in the
1,000 years before him and all the false messiahs in the 1,000 years after him.
For more proof that the messiah will have sons, see the Metsudath David
commentary on Yechezkel chapter 44 verse 3 and Yechezkel chapter 45 verse 7,
which identifies the prince who leaves an inheritance to his sons as the King Messiah.
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All anyone needs to know about the Middle East conflict is that:
The Jews want peace and the Arabs don’t, because the Arabs
hate Jews for religious reasons and they want them dead.
Politics and territory are just excuses.”
Why I support Israel by Pat Condell, 2014 June 18
Mr. Pat Condell is an atheist, who was born in Ireland around 1950 CE, and raised in England as a Roman Catholic, and educated in Church of England schools. He has no Jewish ancestors and no religious beliefs that might cause him to favor Jews





“I no longer believe that the Israelis should give back Jerusalem...
Experience has taught us that the Islamic mentality views ANY concession as weakness to be exploited further. And besides, too many so-called Palestinians seem less concerned with peace and freedom, than with driving Jews into the sea, so the bombings would not stop.”
SOURCE: Why do Muslims always blame the Jews?</i> by Pat Condell
Mr. Pat Condell is an atheist, who was born in Ireland around 1950 CE, and raised in England as a Roman Catholic, and educated in Church of England schools.
“It is often said, because it is true, that if the Arabs laid down their weapons, there would be peace; but if the Jews laid down their weapons, they would be massacred, because the Arabs, the Muslims Arabs for all you hair-splitters out there, don’t want peace, they want the Jews dead.”
SOURCE: Useful idiots for Palestine by Pat Condell, 2011 November 4
Mr. Pat Condell is an atheist, who was born in Ireland around 1950 CE, and raised in England as a Roman Catholic, and educated in Church of England schools. He has no Jewish ancestors and no religious beliefs that might cause him to favor Jews.


Geula Cohen, Israeli Heroine and Icon 90!

We've known Geula Cohen and her family, her late husband Emanuel (Adam, his underground Lechi name) Hanegbi and son Tzachi Hanegbi, pretty much ever since we came to Israel. My husband first met Emanuel before our aliyah when he had been a student in Machon Hamadrichei Chutz L'Aretz.

The Begin Heritage Center Auditorium and meeting rooms (set up with screens and speakers so people could see and hear the event) were packed, while many others found themselves even closed out of those extra venues, since there just wasn't enough space for all who wanted to attend this very special tribute/birthday celebrating Geula Cohen's 90th. It's so wonderful when someone who contributed so much to the Jewish People and the State of Israel is alive to hear what quite often just gets said at memorials.

Geula began her contribution to the Jewish People when still a teenager in what was then called Palestine, part of the Mandate the British were entrusted with to establish a Jewish State. When the British refused to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish State, a number of underground groups were formed to "convince" the British to leave. Among them, and the least compromising of all, was Lechi aka the Stern Group. As its iconic radio announcer Geula made her mark. At one point the British succeeded in arresting and trying her for the "crime." Actually, she was tried and sentenced for two crimes, her radio work and having a gun on her. They sentenced her for seven years for carrying a gun and two for broadcasting on the radio. She could not understand why they thought the gun was more a danger to their rule than her broadcasting, because she believed firmly in the power of words. No surprise that later on she made her mark as a journalist, and after that, when she was a Knesset Member, her speeches and phraseology were electrifying.

Geula has kept to her principles to this day, earning the respect of the Israeli establishment, even those who don't agree with her. In 2003 she received the coveted Israel Prize on Independence Day for her lifetime achievement and special contribution to society and the State.

Here are some photos I took at the celebrations:

We should all be thanking Geula Cohen, ad me'ah vi'esrim...

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hamas Arab Terrorists Stronger than Ever- Blame Autonomy!!!

Way back when, it seemed like too good to be true when the idea of "autonomy" for Arabs in YESHA was first proposed. Of course they should take responsibility for their garbage collection, road building etc.

Nobel Prize
According to Wikipedia, the idea was first suggested by Yigal Allon of the Labor Party, soon after the 1967 Six Days War. But according to the Jewish Virtual Library, and my memories, it was Menachem Begin's plan after he became Prime Minister in 1977. In a sense then a probably both right. That's because Begin was the one who made it happen.
... With the establishment of peace we shall propose the introduction of an administrative autonomy for theArab residents of JudeaSamaria and the Gaza Strip on the basis of the following principles:
The administration of the military rule in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip will be abolished. In Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip an administrative autonomy of, by and for the Arab residents will be established. The residents of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip will elect an administrative council which will be composed of 11 members. The administrative council will act according to the principles postulated in this document. Every resident 18 years old or older, regardless of his citizenship or the lack of it. will be entitled to vote for the administrative council. Every resident who is 25 years old or older the day the list of candidates for the administrative council is presented will be entitled to be elected to the administrative council. The administrative council will be elected in general, direct, personal, equal and secret elections.
The administrative council will establish the following departments: department of education: department of transportation: department of construction and housing: department of industry, commerce and tourism: department of agriculture: department of health: department of labor and social betterment, department for the rehabilitation of refugees: department of legal administration and supervision of the local police force. The administrative council will issue regulations pertaining to the activities of those departments.
Security and public order in the areas of Judea, Samaria and Gaza will he entrusted to the Israeli authorities....
So, is that another of Menachem Begin's big tragic mistakes? I think so. These seemingly harmless domestic responsibilities given to the Arabs here have morphed into dangerous terror states recognized as real states/countries by most of the world and pretty much all of the international bodies from the United Nations to the Olympics. And it has puffed up and strengthened Hamas, which unabashedly supports terror against Jews.
Senior-level PA officials urge Abu Mazen to cancel elections: “You will hand over the West Bank to Hamas”
You know what's said about the road to hell being good intentions....


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Burkini? Big Deal! You Don't Have to Be Muslim!!

I couldn't find a head to toe picture of me in my bathing suit, but as you can probably guess from this selfie here, it's more burkini than any classic tank, blouson, skirted, one or two-piece held up by skinny straps. Actually I do wear a two piece bathingsuit, but the top has a high neck, and the sleeves go past my elbow. Most of the time I wear it with a swim-skirt past my knees, that has sewn in shorts. The running joke is that I'm dressed up for a fancy outing. It really doesn't look like a bathing suit. And I guess you may be surprised that I wear it to female only swimming time in our local pool.

No, I'm not some sort of overmodest repressed nut-case. And I'm not Muslim.

  • I'm a religious Jew who adheres to the Jews Laws of Modesty, and wearing this sort of bathing suit, swimsuit as some call them now, means that I can walk around in public, from house to pool without a robe or having to change my clothes/cover up.
  • Another reason is health. I'm high risk for skin cancer, and besides slathering sunscreen on my neck, face etc, the shirt covers me well.
  • When I swim in our outdoor pool at night, I wear my swimming shorts and a top like this. At night the covering protects me from the cool breezes which used to make night swimming just too uncomfortable. At night I wear a heavy robe to go to and from my house and pool to both cover up and keep warm.
  • The "modest swimsuit" also makes it possible to swim when there's a male lifeguard and the rare occasion when I am at a "mixed swim." The special swimsuit fabrics provide more modest cover up and better protection from the sun, than a wet T-shirt.
Honestly, I don't see how wearing modest swimwear could be considered a security, moral or cultural problem. On this I'm with the Muslims!! The French are nuts!!