“I am an Arab, I can’t be a Zionist”
Zoheir Bahlul, a candidate running for Knesset under the Labor Party’s “Zionist Camp” party had a sincere confession to make in front of teens who heard him speak at local Israeli highschool: I can’t be a Zionist, I am an Arab.” Yisrael Hayom, 02/02/15.
Voice of Judea Commentary:
That simple candid remark says it all. How can Arabs be expected to be Zionists and to celebrate the Arab defeat and the establishment of the Jewish state? This is why there will not be coexistence in Israel between Arabs and Jews. The Arabs will always see the Jews as occupiers and thieves. That Labor has the audacity to call their new party “The Zionist Camp” is a complete joke. It is an oxymoron. You can’t run candidates like Bahlul and maintain anti-Zionist views and call yourself a Zionist camp. If it was not so sad it would be comical.
43 Percent of secular Israelis wish to increase their Torah knowledge
According to a poll published by Mutagim and commissioned by the Institute to study Rambam, 43 percent of secular and traditional Israelis seek to increase their knowledge of Torah and Judaism.
Voice of Judea Commentary:
If you tally the combined number of seats projected to be won by religious parties in the upcoming elections based on the average total in the polls (Aguda, Yishai, Bennet, Shas, etc..) you would reach 30 seats, clearly the largest bloc of votes in the entire Israeli political spectrum.
Clearly the Israeli public is thirsty for Torah and is gravitating towards religion. Those 30 seats do not include Knesset members in the major parties who are religious. Such a bloc could easily reach 40 Knesset members…
The religious fighters in the IDF have already achieved recognition far greater than their proportion in the Israeli population. This was clear to all Monday night, At the Palmachim Air Force base when 67 citations were awarded to IDF heroes of this summer’s Operation Protective Edge.
When will the laws, courts and government truly reflect the wishes and the aspirations of the majority of Jews in Israel who seek a state with a greater Jewish character than the modern state of Israel – that continues to trample on Jewish law and to discriminate against Torah in so many different ways.
STRANGE MERGER BETWEEN ELI YISHAI, SITBON AND MARZEL MAY YET PUSH ‘YACHAD” OVER THE THRESHOLD
Most recent polls show Eli Yishai receiving 4 seats after he merged with Otzma LYisrael, placing Baruch Marzel number 4 on the list. A new law aimed at squashing small parties means that all parties will need to receive at least 4 seats to get elected and to pass the new minimal threshold.
After a bizarre negotiation stalemate between Ozma LYisrael and Yishai’s “Yachad” party, Dr. Michael Ben Ari, head of the Otzma party was asked to step down as Yishai’s party agreed to only allow Marzel into the merger. No other members of Otzma were included on Yishai’s list.
Media reports claimed that Marzel was also forced to agree not to ascend the Temple Mount and to support political machinations which could allow Yishai to join a government coalition down the road in exchange for the support of Torah institutions and even at the cost of sacrificing principles dear to Otzma’s ideological platform.
Sitbon number 2 on Yishai’s Knesset list who defected from Bennet’s Bayit Yehudi party and who is a disciple of the anti-Kahane controversial Rabbi Tzvi Tau threatened to resign if Otzma merges with Marzel. Sitbon ultimately backed down causing Rabbi Tau to make a disclaimer clarifying that he had nothing to do with the inclusion of Marzel on the list. Ironic that a Rabbi who constantly speaks about unity and Ahavat Hinam “free love’ of all Jews however treasonous some Jews might be, can’t find even a small place in his loving heart to accept Marzel or anyone even remotely associated with the late Rabbi Kahane, who has been kind of dead for 25 years now.
JEW HATERS TO MARCH IN STAMFORD HILL
The stereotypical anti-Semitic cartoon of a Jew featured in the posters in London that is being circulated by various fascist groups calling for a march in the heart of the Jewish center of Stamford Hill, is yet another reminder that there is a storm over the horizon that threatens to bring yet another violent end to Diaspora Jewry.
Sweden even worse: Yarmulke-Clad Swedish Gentile Reporter Attacked in Malmo-
Eighteen months after an intrepid gentile journalist strolled the streets of Malmo, Sweden wearing a yarmulke, in order to get a sense of how residents of the city view Jews, a new video suggests that the situation has only worsened, Israel’s NRG News reported Thursday. In October, 2013, Patrick Reily, a journalist for The Local English-language newspaper, spent a day in the city of Malmö wearing the traditional kippah headcovering in order to see how passersby might react. After an uncomfortable few hours walking the streets, and becoming the object of stares and insults, Reilly concluded: “As an Irish person abroad I’ve never felt remotely threatened, but wearing the kippah for a few hours was enough to instill feelings of fear. Even when I didn’t feel afraid I was made to feel different and unwelcome.” This time it was Peter Lindgren’s turn to don a kippah and Star of David chain around his neck and head into town. The result: “He received direct threats as he walked through the city,” according to expressen.se. Lindgren, walking with a hidden camera and microphone alongside, recorded every step.
The report showed the reporter enduring verbal abuse by a man who called him a “Jewish s*” and told him to “leave.” Another person hit him and shouted “Satan Jew,” at him. As they approached the the city’s neighborhoods with higher Muslim populations, the threats only increased. Some 20 percent of the 300,000 residents of Sweden’s third-largest city are Muslim, according to statistics.
Likudniks show more facts indicating that foreigners who are more loyal to the PLO than to Jewish interests continue to send millions to overthrow Bibi
The recent controversy referred to by the Israeli media as “V15” seems to be helping Bibi more than hurting him, despite the concerted effort by the Israeli media to bash Bibi amid allegations that a well oiled anti-Bibi campaign is being effectively spearheaded with the aid of millions of dollars funneled into Israel by various charities aligned with foreign governments, and some of Israel’s biggest enemies.
Despite denials by Herzog and Livni, the enormous amount of news leaked that show ties between so many candidates and high ranking members in their party (Machane Tziyoni – Zionist Camp) to the various charities and have been pouring millions of dollars into relentless campaigns to discredit and slander Bibi.
Israelis may not be willing to break with America just yet, however they resent the gross interference by foreign governments in internal Israeli politics.
PLO Ambassador on Hezbollah bombing:
“the resistance fighters would capture Israeli soldiers”
to exchange them for Palestinian prisoners,
“forcing Israel to free them all”
Earlier this month, a sports festival organized by Fatah and the PLO included a tournament named after two terrorists who planned and carried out some of the most lethal terror attacks in Israel’s history:
The Martyr Raed Al-Karmi and Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Tournament
Raed Al-Karmi was responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis from 2001-2002 and Dalal Mughrabi led the killing of 37 in 1978.
“[PLO representative Mazen Abu Zaid] added that the blood of Martyr Raed Al-Karmi… and the blood of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi… had been absorbed into the soil of the homeland, and embraced the blood of the Gazan Martyrs, in order to draw the map of the homeland for us and to serve as a message: Palestine is one, indivisible unit.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 18, 2015]
INDEED TIME TO COME HOME TO ISRAEL
British actor Sir Ben Kingsley, who starred in the movie Schindler’s List and other Holocaust-related films, said he believes the climate for Jews in Europe is deteriorating and that another Holocaust could happen again, Israel’s NRG News reported Tuesday.
Speaking at the fourth annual Let My People Live forum in Prague, on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Kingsley discussed the subject of the Holocaust and antisemitism at a memorial in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.
“I am here as a messenger, as an artist, as an actor,” he told reporters, and expressed his “gratitude and awareness of the profound responsibility I do have as an actor and a storyteller in bringing the Shoah, the Holocaust to the minds of young people who knew nothing about it.”
Kingsley, who called on the public to be “vigorously persistent in telling the story of grief-stricken Europe,” according to Israel National News, went on to say that, “Europe did not grieve in 1945. It moved on. It found another enemy, it found other issues.
“The first step in healing is for us to collectively grieve – we have missed that crucial step,” Kingsley contended.
Pointing to a painfully ironic experience he had on the set of a Holocaust-related film staged in Budapest, he recalled an elderly passerby who told him, “It never happened, and if you don’t shut up it will happen again!”
“How about that? Isn’t that totally screwy?” Kingsley asked.
When asked if the Holocaust could happen again, he immediately replied, “of course,” noting that Adolf Hitler was once quoted as dismissively saying, “‘who remembers the Armenians?’ after the Turkish massacres – that’s what he said,” Kingsley emphasized. (Algemeiner).
I AM NOT CHARLIE –
Great piece sent by Steve Shamrak:
I am not Charlie!
by Bat Zion Susskind-Sacks
Like many other viewers, I am presently watching the “Say no to Terror” demonstration, this dog and pony show. Unfortunately, it will NOT solve the problem. Had the world REALLY wanted to avoid the present reality, they should have listened to Israeli leaders earlier. They should have organized such demonstrations when the early terror attacks by similar ideological principles took place. What is this attack different than any of the previous ones? They were ALL aimed at depriving freedoms, mainly Freedom to live! Is Charlie’s Freedom more important than theirs?
NO, I am NOT Charlie! I am the four Jews who died in the hostage situation in Paris on Friday; I am the four praying Rabbis who were slaughtered in their Synagogue in Nof Yofeh in Yerushalayim last November; I am the little baby who was killed at the stop of the Light rail, when a terrorist drove his car directly and purposely into the crowd waiting for the tram to arrive; I am the 3 Yeshiva students who were kidnapped and slaughtered in cold blood by Hamas Islamist Jihadists in JUDEA last Summer… and I am the millions of other Jews who died, just like them, through history, for no reason other than the crime of being Jewish… I am proudly standing with the Jewish people against these horror attacks. I am proudly holding hands with the Children of Israel with all my heart& With all my life. Am Yisrael Chai!!!