Monday, November 30, 2015

Like Most Jews, Maybe Jonathan Tobin Never Thought that...

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Commentary: The Face of #BDSfail: Anti-Semitism

JONATHAN S. TOBIN / Nov. 27, 2015

Can there be anything more ludicrous than a movement that is dedicated to isolating the state of Israel than for its website to be built using a platform created by and operated from that same Jewish state? Not really. But that’s the situation the BDS — boycott, divest, sanction — movement finds itself in today as news spreads that once again one of its main organs is using the Israeli company Wix’s services to operate its website. That leaves Students for Justice in Palestine, which got caught doing this two years ago left trying to explain why its okay for them to make use of an Israeli product while trying to compel others to boycott them. But the contretemps over the decision of the SJP chapter at the University of Denver to repeat the actions of its Cornell University group two years ago once again gives us insight not only into the absurdity of Israel boycotts but the psychology of hate at its core. Their embarrassment, along with the growing number of incidents of hate speech associated with BDS and humiliating failures, should inform the decisions of those asked to join this movement as well as members of Congress as they ponder whether to include language prohibiting such boycotts in trade legislation.

The only word in the colloquial dictionary that adequately describes SJP’s excuses for using Wix is lame. BDS’ers work hard to convince the world that Israel should be treated as a pariah state and to refrain from all economic intercourse with it. Their purpose is to wage war on it and, by gradually tightening the economic noose, force its collapse. Yet SJP thinks its perfectly okay for them to avail themselves of the brilliant achievements of the “Start-Up Nation.” Like all those who wish to see Israel eliminated, but are not prepared to give up the benefits that come from employing the products it creates, including medical advances that save lives, BDS groups are forced into the humiliating position of saying that they can decide which kinds of economic interaction with Israelis is acceptable. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
I can appreciate Jonathan Tobin calling out the hypocrisy of BDS, and associated, groups, as well as calling out Jew-hatred when he sees it. Unfortunately, this the level where the majority of the American Jews can be found, concerned with their image in the eyes of the goyim, being liked, being loved, and doing anything they can to obtain validation for their existence, not from God, not from themselves even, but from the goyim. Certainly, most of these Jews are be appalled at my use of the term goyim. Even though it simply means “nations,” in other words not us.

But, many, perhaps most, American Jews are appalled by being singled out and isolated as being “different,” even more so than my use of a Hebrew word, which they are too embarrassed to admit they do not understand. So distanced they are from their own heritage, their own traditions, even their own people, desiring to be “just like everyone else,” and not the distinct and separate people which we are supposed to be, and under the most ideal circumstances, residing in our own land,…ALL of our own land.

So, perhaps BDS is actually doing us a favor, and is not so much in the hands of the goyim as many of us think.


Jews Who Boycott Israel? The Definition of Peace?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

American Jews Remain Blind to Obama's Pandering.

י"ד לחודש התשעי תשע"ו Obama gets 'verklempt' awarding Medal of Freedom to Streisand, Spielberg
REUTERS \ 11/25/2015

Group of heavyweight Hollywood Jews expresses public support for Iran deal Schindler's List producer takes on Hollywood's most prominent Jews over Iran deal

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand and filmmaker Steven Spielberg were among 17 Americans who received the honor at a ceremony at the White House.

President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a star-studded list of Americans at the White House on Tuesday in honor of their accomplishments in public service, entertainment and sports.

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand and filmmaker Steven Spielberg were among 17 Americans who received the honor a ceremony at the White House.

"Off the stage, [Streisand has] been a passionate advocate for issues like heart disease and women's equality," Obama said in his opening statement. "I'm getting all verklempt just thinking about it," the president quipped in Yiddish.

Hollywood legendary Jewish director Steven Spielberg was the next recipient of the prestigious award, recognized for his contributions to American cinema.

"His story has shaped America's stories, and his values have shaped our world," said Obama of the famous Hollywood director. "Steven's films are marked, most importantly, by a faith in our common humanity. The same faith in humanity that led him to create the Shoah foundation, and lend a voice to survivors of genocide around the world." (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
In addition to Babs and Steven, accompanied by strategically placed, silly "Jewish" humor and the compulsory mention of the Holocaust, recipients included:
Conductor and violinist Itzhak Perlman, who is not only Jewish, but also Israeli and disabled,...albeit probably one of the greatest living performers. In other words, who says Obama isn't pro-Israel?)
Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan. Cuban-Americans mostly vote Republican, and Hispanic-Americans, in general, have been moving to the right.
Stephen Sondheim, not only Jewish, but gay, too, in other words extra-PC.
James TaylorBonnie CarrollSen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), for what, you ask? Being the longest serving female senator, I suppose.
Former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN)
NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson
Former EPA head William Ruckelshaus.

Posthumous honors went to:
Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), who also served as the U. S. Ambassador to Jamaica
Indian treaty rights advocate Billy Frank, Jr.Japanese-American civil rights activist Minoru Yasui.
He had to fit in quick picks for all of the other minority groups somehow, too, didn't he? Just pick some dead Americans, any dead Americans.

That makes 4 out of the 15 recipients Jews. Hmm... I wonder if we will see any reports of the overreaching "Jewish influence" on the U. S. Government because of this. I also wonder if anyone will notice that 4 out of the 15 recipients are, or were, U. S. Government officials.

Now, I am not saying that these Jews did not deserve the recognition for their achievements. I am only saying that it is awfully convenient to take the opportunity to wave the "I Love Jews!" flag.

Maybe the loyalty of the American Jewish community toward President Obama will be strengthened because of it. Then American Jews will be more likely to forgive and forget...

The ordeal of Jonathan Pollard, and Obama's (and Bush's and Clinton's) failure to grant him clemency, even after serving six times as much time as others, convicted of the same "crimes."

The shameful responses to the killing of Jewish Americans at the hands of Arab terrorists, such as Ezra Schwartz hy"d and Naftali Frankel hy"d. and Koby Mandell hy"d.

American Jews are not just blind to Obama's pandering for their favor. They are blind to the fact that, not to mention the exceedingly unhealthy co-dependence they have on the receiving of love and existential validation from the goyim.

Don't blame U. S. President Obama. He is just doing his job. Being half Yishma'el and half Esau, he has no choice but to want to destroy us, either by allowing us to be killed off by Arabs, or assimilating us completely into Western culture. I don't think that it really matters to him which way.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Why is the Israeli Government Failing to Combat Arab Terrorism?

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report: IDF has a plan to stem Palestinian terror. Netanyahu and Ya’alon: It will die down 
November 23, 2015 
PM Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon have been at loggerheads with Israel’s military and Shin Bet chiefs on how to grapple with the wave of Palestinian terror sweeping the country for more than two months, with knives, firebombs and vehicular attacks and rising Israeli casualties.
Moshe Ya'alon
The two ministers are convinced that the Palestinian terrorists will eventually succumb to attrition and throw in the sponge.
DEBKAfile’s counter-terror experts challenge this premise. The current wave is not only not dying down it is gaining traction. Its methods are such that purely military measures can’t get to grips with the persistent attacks, which are often just hours apart in different locations. (cont.)

Now enter the arrogant United States Government, continuing its attempts to maintain control over the region...
YNET: Kerry: 'No mood for concessions' in Israel, West Bank
US secretary of state lays out goals for Israel visit to 'calm things down a bit,' but warns that 
neither Israelis or Palestinians want to negotiate. 
Reuters, 11.23.15 
US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to arrive in Israel and meet with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders Tuesday, but stressed on Monday in Abu Dhabi that "People aren't in the mood for concessions," offering little hope that his visit will help stem the current wave of violence. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Can Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ya'alon be that stupid?? Do they really believe that the terrorist attacks "will die down?"

Their own security experts, the Shin Bet (Shabba"k) do not believe this, and they are the ones paid to go out into the field, investigate, and obtain an accurate picture of the Arabs' plans, including an understanding of their motivations.

The only way that the terrorist "...will die down," is if it is in the Palestinian Authority's [PA] strategic interest for it to "die down,..." temporarily, or if a secret agreement is made between between the PA and the Israeli Government which serves both of their interests.

Meanwhile, U. S. Secretary of State Kerry claims that "People aren't in the mood for concessions." Actually, I hope that he is right. Maybe then Jews will finally wake up to the fact that Arabs want to annihilate us, and are only interested in negotiations when they feed their strategy, which is primarily to keep the wool pulled over our eyes.

Who knows? Maybe the Israeli Government will finally take the necessary actions to put a stop to Arab terrorism, once and for all. But, I won't hold my breath, and neither should you. The Israeli Government continues to show more concern over what the goyim think of us, vis-à-vis the "international community," than the safety of its own citizens. But, this is only the surface reason, as to why the Israeli Government is failing to combat Arab terrorism.
Facebook Meme
Fatah Emblem
Notice the map?
I have written before about how the main difference between Mahmud Abbas's Fatah Party and Hamas is that Fatah has always appeared to be more patient than Hamas, not to mention more adept at Western forms of lying.

It should be no surprise to anyone, although I am sure that it will be to many, that the Arabs inhabiting Israel are simply tools of the other Arabs in the region. And, yes of course, I include those Arabs with Israeli citizenship. Not only have they served as a distraction away from the shenanigans going on in other Arab countries.

The so-called Arab-Israeli Conflict is a tool for everyone. The "progressive" West gets to disguise its Jew-hatred as sympathy for a mythical people crying "oppression." Even though this mythical people has it better than they would under Arab rule of any kind.

Their "soldiers" are out there, fighting, taught from a very young age to hate Jews. Meanwhile, the Erev Rav controlled, Israeli Government has been desperately trying to implement the opposite kind of indoctrination in its own public schools:
  • Love the people who want to kill you.
  • They don't really want to kill you. They are "innocent civilians."
  • Feel sorry for them, that they have been brainwashed.
  • Western "progressive" culture is superior to all others.
  • (ie. The Torah is primitive, unless "updated," and unrecognizable.)
  • We don't need national borders anymore.
  • State Law =  Your Torah.
  • Sleep.
The Israeli Government is not failing to combat Arab terrorism at all. It is simply succeeding in implementing its anti-Torah agenda.

And, we are allowing them to do it.

Monday, November 23, 2015

More Dead Jews, More PTB Control

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.
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