February 21, 2019

'And the earth shall give up its dead'

This news is heartbreaking for all our people.

The thought of these tragic souls never being at rest for nearly 80 years, that their horrifying deaths went unnoticed and without meaning or purpose.

Well, today - more than any other time in those last 80 years - these souls have a real meaning and purpose.

It is to forcefully rebut the current generation of Holocaust deniers and belittlers. It is to shame the new wave of anti-Semites that peddle the only form of racism that seems to have a free pass in these days of insane political correctness.

The survivors may now be disappearing fast, but the sanguinary soil of Europe will yet yield up more of its macabre evidence to damn the naysayers, just as the soil of our beloved Israel gives up evidence of our 3,000 year history and inalienable rights to the homeland.

Labels: , , ,

February 19, 2019

What's the hurry Avichai ?

I’ve never had much respect for the Israeli justice system, particularly the Supreme Court headed by self-appointing elites who regard themselves as an upper chamber of the Knesset legislating from the bench rather than interpreting the laws passed by the people’s will.

Happily this cartel of elites is now being taken down and the justice system reformed by the intrepid justice minister Ayelet Shaked, now of Bennet’s New Right party.

But the current attorney general is one of the good guys. He’s what one would regard an ‘erlicher yid’ (honourable Jew) as distinct from other Haredim in government who have disgraced their ethical upbringing.

Which is why I am so puzzled by his intention not to defer announcement of Netanyahu indictments until after the April elections. At least this is what is reported by the incessant leakers in his own justice department.

What is the urgency Avichai?

Is Bibi a flight risk?

Will those cigars disappear from his humidor?

Is that German submarine at risk of sinking before Election Day?

Is Yediot Achronoth losing readers because of the delay?

More importantly: did Bibi call an election just to delay indictments?

Everyone knows that it was Liberman’s walkout that precipitated the election.
Did Bibi make him do it? Can anyone make that big boy do anything he doesn’t want to?

And what’s clearest of all - other than the utter shallowness of the charges - is Bibi’s absolute determination to face and challenge his accusers in court.
So Mr Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit …. what’s your hurry?

On any objective view, given the total absence of any time prejudice, a decision to announce an indictment weeks before a general election can only amount to one thing.  A blatant interference in that election and an attempt to pervert the course of the democratic process.

This would be the case in any democratic country. How much more so in Israel where so many political indictments spawned by the now infamous Lahav 433 police unit have ultimately failed in court.

You only have to look at the same Avigdor Liberman who was hounded for more than 5 years before acquittal. How many times in that process were interim hearings conveniently timed to coincide with election campaigns? No prizes for guessing who was behind those moves. It sure wasn’t anyone on the Right
So Avichai. Do the right thing. Defy the Left-wing pressure, discredit the leakers. Make your own decision. The right decision. The one that’s faithful to the people of Israel and the democratic process.

Labels: ,

February 17, 2019

A Parev Gantz

I've just watched candidate Benny Gantz's first foreign speech, at the Munich Security Conference.
You can see the video on the Ynet website HERE. (Scroll down the page)
Great soldier that he is, can you really see this man speaking to a packed US Congress?
It's quite painful to watch when you have to love the guy for his IDF service and leadership.
Too wooden, no passion and makes Olmert sound like Cicero.
Alas this is not prime ministerial material.
No wonder his handlers delayed his inaugural speech for so long.

It's not as if we've been dazzled by army heavyweights thrust into politics.
Rabin allowed himself to be dragged into the disaster of Oslo by the politically savvy Peres.
Barak fled South Lebanon and handed the keys to Hezbollah.
Then he offered to give away 97% of Judea and Samaria. Only by the grace of G-d did Arafat refuse.
Sharon evicted 8,000 Jews from Gaza and handed the keys to Hamas.
Both territories surrendered by these soldier-politicians are now lethal Iranian rocket bases.
Hopefully Gantz will have the opportunity to serve one day as defence minister.
But for prime minister, we need a man who speaks to the world with eloquence and passion.
That man is Bibi Netanyahu.
He had the guts to take the fight with Obama to the US Congress.
He got 26 standing ovations.
Can you see Gantz doing anything like that?

Labels: , ,

February 10, 2019

What makes Corbyn Hate ?

Today the Daily Mail published the first extracts of the Jeremy Corbyn biography written by Britain’s top investigative author Tom Bower.
This portrays a failure at school who grew into a seedy little man who cast himself in the image of Lenin and Marx without actually reading their works. His ex-wife claims he never read a single book in the 4 years of their marriage.
This is only Day 1 but the story so far seems to be all about failure in so many areas: school, relationships, marriage and in the choice of friends. His only success seems to have been as a lightning rod to all the worlds most vile extremists and revolutionaries.
I always wonder what actually makes an anti-Semite. What turns someone into a Hitler, an Irving or a Galloway.
The conclusion I usually come to is simple jealousy. It’s either envy of our people’s totally disproportionate success in so many walks of life or of our biblical status as a chosen people.
Reading the Bower extracts I can see the same applies to Corbyn.
It’s just all-consuming jealousy that the founder of Marxism was a Jew as was Trotsky. And that this was just the beginning of a long line of Jewish socialist superheroes all the way down to Ralph Miliband in our present era.
But Corbyn never made the grade. He never even got close. Because he’s an ignoramus who couldn’t come up with an original thought to save his life.
And for all his failures, his response is the same old thing: blame the Jews.


Add to Technorati Favorites Tweets by @ZalmiU