June 19, 2017

Don’t turn the IDF into grasshoppers

The death of Hadas Malka was a tragedy. She died at the hands of Palestinian youths of between 18 and 19 years old.   

A new generation of Arabs who no longer respect, much less fear, the IDF uniform.

Because (a) they know that the soldier will hesitate to use lethal force, lest he/she is indicted like Sgt. Elor Azariya. (b) They also know that, short of 72 virgins, they are assured of excellent jail conditions while their families are paid handsomely by Abbas’s prisoner fund. And (c) these are the same soldiers they grew up learning to walk right up to at flashpoints like Beit Zafafa and spitting in their faces with impunity.

The same goes for residents of Judea and Samaria who are constantly at risk from surrounding Arabs who know full well that the government denies most settlers gun licences and those who carry guns have every reason to fear prosecution if they are used.
Last Shabbat’s Torah portion was about the spies sent by Moses to scout out the land of Canaan. They famously reported of the Canaanites:  “We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

In past generations, there was zero tolerance of disobedience and Jews in uniform commanded respect and fear in the Arab street. It was Yitzchak Rabin who called for “breaking bones” – not some far right leader.

Outside times of war, the youth of the Palestinian street seem to look upon the IDF and Israel’s border guards as grasshoppers. This will only encourage more opportunistic attacks where beautiful lives like Hadas will be lost to our people.

Israel must reassert its army’s deterrence on the Arab street.
This means starting at the very basic level of rules of street engagement, whereby any protestor who comes within ‘spitting distance’ of a soldier is hauled away by police and sent to the cooler.

Significantly last week’s Haftara reading was the story of Joshua’s spies who were told by the Canaanite innkeeper Rahab: “Our people know that G-d has given this land to you and the fear of your people has fallen upon them.” 
That’s where we need to get to.

As the good book says:   תִּפֹּל עֲלֵיהֶם אֵימָתָה וָפַחַד 

May 24, 2017

Islamist Terrorism - this says it all....

This was published anonymously in the wake of the Manchester bombing, but seems to orginate from October 2016. 

May 22, 2017

Trump in 3-D

Victims of antisemitism are always welcome in Israel. It’s where a Jew can proudly observe all religious requirements, rites and customs as an equal citizen and without discrimination.

Natan Sharansky came up with a simple test to expose legitimate criticism of Israel as being the same old Jew-hatred.

He called it the 3-D test. 

This stood for Demonization, De-legitimisation and Double-Standards. If Israel was being demonized – like being compared to Nazis, if its fundamental right to exist was being de-legitimized – as a nation born in sin; and if it was being held out to a different standard to all other nations – like not being entitled to shoot back under fire from hundreds of missiles … well, that meant it was just the same old antisemitism.

I believe few people understand this better than Donald Trump – and not because of his Jewish family ties.

From the earliest days of his campaign Trump was demonized in all sorts of ways and this has continued to this day. He has also been delegitimized as not honestly elected or worthy of the office of president. And finally, perhaps more than anything else, he has constantly been held to a higher standard than the Obama-Clinton administration which obstructed justice, lied about paying ransom to Iran in pallets of used dollar bills and which sold America’s uranium production to the Russians under the most dubious circumstances. 

These are just a few examples but leave me in no doubt that Trump knows what it’s truly like to be a Jew.

Welcome to Israel Mr President.

Our people understand you.

May 07, 2017

Bravely Debunking Palestine at Berkeley

Bravo to Melanie Phillips for speaking the hard truths about Palestine and the fantasy of a Two State Solution from the cradle of First Amendment Fascism.

June 04, 2016

Killing Britain - for a few dollars more...

“For Sale: 50% price reduction and 30-year interest-free mortgage on stunning 10-room Beverly Hills style villa, swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, wine cellar and double garage. Outstanding view of Three-Mile-Island nuclear power station, just 5 minutes away.”

Would you even consider living there for ANY money?

Or tripling your salary to take a job in an asbestos factory?

What’s the point of being well-off if it’s killing you?

This is the part I just don’t get on the UK referendum about staying in the European Union.
The ‘Leave’ campaign’s mantra is that the EU’s open borders are killing Britain; killing its national identity and its sovereignty, overloading schools, hospitals and social services to breaking point and threatening a backlash of social strife which will bring rioting to the streets. Not a pretty sight.

The ‘Remain’ campaign’s mantra is about prosperity. Brexit, they insist, will reduce trade and lower national incomes across the board.

But isn’t that like getting a pay rise and promotion from an employer about to go bust?

Realists can clearly see that - the way things are going - England will be unrecognizable in 30 years from now. So, isn’t maintaining the British way of life worth making a few sacrifices for? Or is all this short-term confetti-money just too much to resist?

From this side of the English Channel we watch the European ship sinking under waves of uncontrolled immigration, mortally holed by multiple financial crises and its decks already seething with mutinous groups of the extreme Left and far Right.

Every instinct tells us to uncouple and save ourselves before it’s too late.
But to stay tied for a few dollars more?  That makes no sense at all.

What’s truly frightening are our own people who were so keen on Israel joining the European Union not so long ago. One of those proponents was the new defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman.
Just imagine an Israel with open borders, its surviving Jewish remnant shot through with the pellets of multiculturalism and its laws dictated from Brussels.

Fortunately, Israel has a Father Protector who saves His people from the consequences of their own hubris and stupidity.

“Behold - the keeper of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps” (Tehillim 121:4) 

March 27, 2016

This freedom thing will be the death of us

I don’t know where the next terrorist attack on Europe will take place.
But I do know who will be carrying it out.

Apart from the obvious – it being an incited Islamist – it will almost certainly be someone who the police know about and was on their ‘watch list’.
This has been a common theme all the way back to 9-11.

In almost every Islamist terror outrage since then it’s always been someone already ‘on the radar’ of the security services.

How many more innocent civilians have to lose their lives and how many more parents and spouses need to see their lives destroyed before this lunacy stops?

I speak not of the lunacy of Islamist terrorism. But the lunacy of our ascribinghuman rights to inhuman terrorists.

The most important defence against terrorism is ‘humint’ – knowing what is going in in the streets and what is being talked about in extremist groups: human intelligence. We rely on our security services to use their ‘nouse’ – Britspeak for gut instinct – to identify a baddie or something bad that is about to go down.

How many detective stories have you read or watched which have that essential turning point based on the cop’s ‘hunch’. That is trained intuition – the most important resource in the crime-fighting arena.
And yet this most powerful tool that we depend upon for life or death has been taken away or stunted in the interests of political correctness. 

In Britain it’s called ‘stop & search’ – otherwise known as ‘suss’.
Because of complaints from ‘ethnic minorities’ British police have had their suss freedoms curtailed. Stop & search numbers fell last year by a straggering 40 percent in just 12 months.
Does this make sense?  Should a police officer fear to follow his or her hunches?

Imagine a doctor, with decades of medical training and internships at major hospitals not being allowed to follow his educated guesses on symptoms that present themselves? Especially in a time-critical and life-or-death scenario. It would be absurd. And yet the police are not free to do the same thing, because it might offend the ethnic minorities.

What kind of freedom puts the sensitivities of ethnic minorities above the prime directive of all governments: to protect and defend citizens?

The governments of Europe should ask their security services to print out their watch-lists and quarantine everyone that’s on them until they are totally sanitized. Radical Islam is at war with us and war powers should override the niceties of political correctness.

If we fail to do this, such freedoms will be the death of us.

February 27, 2016

A Brave Muslim Woman Tells Us What We're Up Against with Islam

February 06, 2016

There was a time ......

There was a time when Israeli leaders were not shy of telling European leaders what they could do with their precious Palestinian state. 

How I wish we had him here now ...     


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January 31, 2016

The speech we need to hear from every European leader....

October 14, 2015

Separation !

My heart goes out to the mostly defenseless victims of this latest terror wave in Israel and to the families of those who succumbed to their injuries. My admiration goes to the security services and MDA/Hatzola volunteers who are working round the clock to stem the flow of blood in the streets of Israel.

Officials and media pundits are still fussing about whether this is the Third Intifada or just a bad case of civil unrest. It is neither.
This is war.

To anyone with eyes in their head, this is nothing less than a guerrilla war being waged in streets all over Israel.

In any other country this would warrant emergency powers being declared by government, the suspension of habeas corpus and the interning of suspects in detention camps. Britain did no less for Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

In the case of Jerusalem, this means sealing off the Palestinian Arab areas, suspending all crossing rights and barring so-called Palestinians from public transport and municipal facilities and suspending their work permits. They have proved that they cannot be trusted to live among us and they will have created the very Apartheid with which they falsely labelled us.
There are plenty of Filipinos eager to take up the hospital jobs and plenty of Chinese workers willing to work on our building sites. These are people who love our people and our country. They don’t sit up all night thinking of new ways to kill Jews.

Another subject fretting the officials and media pundits is how much incitement there is and by whom. Again I seek to differ. I am more concerned about ‘enablement’ than incitement.
It is the government which brought this upon Israeli citizens by ignoring the rock throwers for too long. By turning the other cheek to the nightly attacks on the light railway. By allowing Arab vandals to roam freely over the Mount of Olives cemetery, intimidating mourners without a policeman in sight. By tolerating the spate of car rammings and firebombings. And all that, set against the ignominy of prisoner releases, has totally eroded all deterrence and removed the fear Arabs once had of a Jewish soldier, border guard or policeman.

Much of this erosion of deterrence comes by courtesy of self-appointed Israeli justices who bend over backwards to uphold “Palestinian rights” and who order the opening of Israeli roads like the 443 to those who quickly turn them into new killing grounds. In a very real sense, these ‘bleeding heart judges’ are responsible for much of today’s Jewish bloodshed.

Emergency powers will override that skewed court system and will act immediately to put these so-called Palestinians back in their place …. away from our people. 

October 07, 2015

Let’s get real and act as if we own the place !

The government’s mantra is that peace is only possible if our Arab neighbours recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

But why should they if even we don’t?

I’m not talking about nutjobs like Neturei Karta or the vile merchants of sedition at Ha'aretz.
I’m talking about Prime Minister Netanyahu and his security cabinet. I’m talking about Jerusalem Mayor Barkat and his municipal officers. I’m also talking about the justices of the local and superior courts. Why do they not recognise the sovereignty of their own state?
How can we expect others to take us seriously as a sovereign nation if we do not ourselves?

It’s no exaggeration to say that almost every decision made at all levels of officialdom where it concerns Arabs is not determined by the interests of Israelis and their security, but by how foreign leaders, NGOs and media may judge us. This is totally unsustainable.

Look at poor Europe as it struggles with its migrant crisis and the failure of its single currency. These problems were not caused by Syria’s civil war or incompetent central bankers. They are rooted in the erosion of ‘nation statehood’ within what was supposed to be a European free trade area. Once proud and independent countries like Britain ceded their national identity in a European melting pot and lost control of their laws, currency and borders. As we see the demise in what European states have so suddenly lost, we must jealously guard and empower our own nation statehood and sovereignty.

It is therefore absurd that, whilst we still have our independence, we look to failing European states for approval of our own sovereign actions. We need to stop beseeching Arab states to recognize our right to exist. That would be like the oldest founding member of a golf club having to show ID at the door. We exist, we have repossessed our biblical homeland and we should be seen to be exercising all the powers of our sovereignty to maintain security, law and order and our national ethos and values. Truly a light unto the flickering European ex-nations.

This means, Mr Minister of Security Gilad Erdan, that we will not ‘grin and bear it’ whilst young children of freshly slain Jews are still sitting shiva. This means, Mr Netanyahu, that ‘zero-tolerance’ is about breaking bones not walking on eggshells. And this, Mayor Barkat, means that by failing for years to protect the peace of the dead on the Mount of Olives you’ve empowered the cemetery vandals to go butchering live Jews in Har Nof, stabbing families in the Old City and stoning your new light railway on a nightly basis.

So, let’s get real and act as if we own the place.

September 20, 2015

Has Europe Been Cursed ?

As a religious person I see divine intervention in all things and have learned that the G-d of Israel seeks His vengeance Middah K’Neged Middah

This principle was used to drown Pharaoh Ramses and his charioteers as the lex talionis for ordering the drowning of every newborn Jewish boy. 

There are many other examples throughout sc‎ripture and our very laws are built on proportional punishment, right down to the eye-for-an-eye.

Another divine principle is ואברכה מברכיך ומקללך אאר – that G-d will bless those who bless our people and will curse those who curse us.

The EU has been at the forefront of anti-Israel activism, supporting declarations of unilateral Palestinian statehood on sovereign Jewish land. Europe’s academia and trades unions are unashamed patrons of the world BDS movement. Their aims are twofold. To delegitimize Israel as a sovereign Jewish state and to destroy her economy with sanctions and discriminatory labelling of her exports.

How does the God of the Exodus judge a nation that denies the legitimacy of His people’s borders? Answer: He makes a mockery of their own borders.

How does the God of the Exodus judge a nation that seeks to destroy the economy of His people’s state?  Answer: He makes a mockery of their own money.

That’s my answer to “why this and why now?”   Middah K’Neged Middah.

Last year, at the height of his polling lead to win the UK general election, Jewish oppo‎sition leader Ed Milliband demanded that his Labour Party MPs must support a parliamentary vote to recognize 'Palestine' as an independent state. Against all predictions he lost the subsequent general election in a major upset. If that wasn’t enough, he has now been replaced by a Marxist oddball who is tipped to keep Labour out of power for a generation.

Is it a coincidence that the Labour party which was so anxious to recognise the PLO as a state now has a leader who doesn't accept the legitimacy of the English queen?

If, on the eve of that Palestine debate with Milliband on sure course to win the election, you would have presented this scenario as a crystal ball to Labour Party members they’d have laughed at you.
But He who laughs last is usually looking after the Jewish people.

As I write these lines, EU states are scrambling all over themselves for the most sought-after commodity ... razor wire fencing. How rich that these are the same people who excoriated the Jews for building a security fence which stopped 95 percent of terror attacks on our people.

May He laugh the longest.

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