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Palestinian blood is far more expensive than Jewish

Palestinian blood is far more expensive than JewishJerusalem court sentenced two police officers to 2.5 years in jail for leaving a wounded Palestinian by the roadside. The Palestinian, mind you, was driving a stolen car and was in Israel illegally. The officers left him in a public area with plenty of Arabs around, but no one offered help to him. Still, none of the Arabs were charged, but only the Jewish policemen.

Curiously, just recently an Israeli court heard a similar case: a group of Arabs and a female of Jewish origin attacked an elderly Jew at Tel Aviv beach. She was found guilty only of withholding help from the elderly man, and received a token punishment.

Arson terror spreads to the south

After at least two hundred arsons in the Jerusalem area this month, major arsons were reported in Ashdod and Ashkelon, where the Arabs set forests on fire.

For decades, arsons have been a major tool in the arsenal of Israel’s Arabs, who have annihilated tens of millions of trees. Rabbi Kahane famously wrote on this topic.

Forest fire in Israel

Politically correct Knesset offers tax breaks to Arabs for settling Israel

The Knesset passed a largely symbolic bill providing tax breaks for people who donate to charities that support the settlements. The settlements can be located anywhere in Israel, including Judea and Samaria.

But the bill automatically provides tax breaks to Arab NGOs that finance the expansion of Arab villages—mostly illegally—and the settling of Jerusalem.

Leading presidential candidate ignores Camp David treaty

Amr Moussa has declared the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty dead. While he would not (indeed, cannot) denounce the treaty, Moussa promised to abide first by the terms of the Arab League peace initiative, which requires Israel to withdraw to the 1948 armistice line, surrender Jerusalem, and allow Palestinian ‘refugees’ to return.

Moussa lied when he said that the treaty was conditioned on the creation of a Palestinian state; there are many memoirs that show how irrelevant that issue was for Sadat.

Amr Moussa

03 May 2012 Posted in Egypt

Even Abbas remains ambivalent about recognizing Israel

In response to the outcry in the Arab world regarding the visit of a top Egyptian cleric to Al Aqsa in ‘occupied’ Jerusalem, Abbas clarified that visits to Jerusalem should not be viewed as legitimizing Israel. That’s how he speaks when out of earshot of Western media: no recognition of Israel.

Mahmud Abbas

Teens arrested for advocating tradition

Bus in IsraelPolice arrested two teenagers and two haredi men for advocating gender segregation. The youngster stood near the bus stop at the Dung Gate in Jerusalem and used a loudspeaker to call on women to board the bus through the rear entrance. There was no coercion whatsoever.

Whether we agree with their views or not, the teens were exercising their freedom of expression. Unfortunately, no such thing exists in Israel.

Abbas braves Obama’s ultimatum

Speaking on the phone with Abbas, Obama was characteristically rude, which is especially an affront in conversation with Arabs. The US president demanded that Abbas return to negotiations with Israel immediately, something which the Palestinian leader, like any sensible person, regards as totally worthless.

Abbas, even though his statelet fully depends on the US for finances, rejected Obama’s demands. Quite a lesson for the White House’s puppets in Jerusalem.

Abbas and Obama

Global March to Jerusalem – where ayatollahs meet Jewish leftists

Global March to JerusalemIranian media are enthusiastically supporting the upcoming Global March to Jerusalem. Many prominent Iranians have promised to join the movement, which is also being patronized by some 150 committees worldwide, including a number of ultra-left Jewish groups.

The march’s agenda seems innocuous, to raise awareness of Jerusalem as a city of three religions. Why then does it draw such support from ayatollahs and pro-Palestinian groups? Because its true purpose is to protest Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The activists want international control over Jerusalem, which will mean de facto Muslim control because they possess the most structures in the Old City.

This is essentially the UN’s 1947 solution, in which Israel was envisaged as three cantons with Jerusalem under international occupation. Olmert and Peres agreed to a similar solution when they offered the Palestinians ‘joint control’ over the Temple Mount. Control won’t really be shared because the Muslims would have three members in the five-member committee.

Court avoids principled ruling on Jewish terrorism

Jerusalem court acquitted Itamar Ben-Gvir of the five-year-old charge that he provided support to a terrorist group. The group in question was Kach, which was long defunct by the time the charges were filed. Since the group did not exist, Ben-Gvir could have supported only its political ideas, which even in Israel is a protected activity as freedom of expression.

The judge avoided the real issue of whether Kach’s political message—as opposed to its alleged methods—is terrorism. Instead, Ben-Gvir was acquitted on a technicality—the failure of the police to provide evidence supporting the charges.

Top officials are guilty of pettiness

HolylandThe Holyland case which brought to the bench two Jerusalem mayors, Olmert and Lupolyanski, curiously demonstrates that corruption is virtually non-existent in Israel.

The contractor built a mammoth 3.5 mln sq ft housing project which severely affected the Jerusalem skyline, yet he is accused of bribing Olmert, who was mayor of Jerusalem at the time, for only few hundred thousand shekels. His successor, Lupolyanski, got no bribe at all: the contractor paid two million shekels into his highly reputable Yad Sarah charity.

Mufti fights Jews with their own weapon

Netanyahu is beating the PR drums by calling on the Attorney General to investigate a Jerusalem mufti for incitement. The PM’s demand leads nowhere, as he knows full well. First, he cannot prosecute the mufti for political reasons. Second, Israeli law specifically excludes religious books from the definition of racism, and the mufti quoted a well-known hadith.

Now, it is an oddity that such a figure as a ‘mufti of Jerusalem’ exists in the Jewish state, whose religion commands the expulsion of other confessions from the Land of Israel. And it is no less odd that the Jewish state allows the practice of the Muslim religion, which contains similar instructions. But beyond that, the mufti was within his civil rights to quote the Hadith.

Some in EU want Jerusalem for Arabs

The Independent published a memo to EU officials urging them to press Israel on its Area C policies. That area covers the main settlements and the security belt of Jerusalem. The memo states correctly that Israel is increasing the Jewish population there (though, we should say, very slowly) while preventing an increase in Palestinian residents (which is hardly true, because they continue to give birth in their villages at their usual rate).

Israel has stated repeatedly that we would hold much of Area C in any peace agreement with the Arabs.

The Shaham poster affair: bad taste is not violence

Police arrested two haredim who distributed posters comparing Jerusalem police chief Niso Shaham to a Nazi leader. No lesser agency than the International and Serious Crime Unit conducted the investigation.

The poster is unquestionably an example of bad taste—even though Shaham behaves in an ugly manner toward the hardim—but to charge its authors with incitement to violence is entirely baseless. Such frivolous charges are hardly possible in most modern democracies—except in the totalitarian state of Israel.

Poster with Shaham

No concessions from Hamas

Fatah claims to have obtained a major concession from Hamas: the terrorist group has agreed to recognize the State of Israel in its 1948 borders. As if we care about their recognition.

In fact, Hamas has maintained that position for about a decade. The problem is that it means uprooting three Jewish towns and dozens of villages in the West Bank… and abandoning Jerusalem. Hamas would still not abandon its demand for the right of return. In line with Islamic teaching, the terrorist group views the 1948 borders as a mere ceasefire line, to be breached when Muslims become sufficiently strong.

Clinton knows remarkably little about Israel

Speaking at Saban Conference, Hillary Clinton lashed out against Israel for maintaining segregated buses in Jerusalem. She compared them to segregated buses in the American South. This is pure nonsense. The blacks in America had no choice; religious Jews in Israel, on the other hand, are exercising their free choice. Their women can walk to non-segregated bus routes nearby.

Clinton claimed that Israel would have enjoyed good relations with Turkey had we apologized for the Marmara incident. Wrong again. Our relations with Turkey might not be as bad as they are now, but they would still fall far short of the ’strategic partnership’ promised by Hillary.

Clinton and Peres

Haredim cannot defend their habitat

Mea ShearimPolice have arrested another member of the Sicarii group. The vigilante participated in disturbances and minor vandalism aimed at combating immodesty in Jerusalem’s ultra-religious neighborhoods.

Haredim have accepted the gross desecration of the entire Land of Israel: from Arab terrorists in East Jerusalem to Jewish homosexuals in its central districts, but they want a small area for themselves where they can live according to their ancient laws. That much they received even under the Ottoman government. Naturally, therefore, the haredim try to push provocative immodesty from their midst.

Even gated communities in the United States are allowed to set their standards of appearance, and some such standards exist in Israel—for example, the prohibition of public nudity. It is not unreasonable, then, for a closed group such as the haredim to have its own standards.

Of course, no Arab goes to jail for simply participating in public disturbances.

Can we punch Arabs now?

Armenian priestJerusalem court quashed the indictment of an Armenian priest who punched a yeshiva student for spitting in his direction.

The student’s action was not nice, though it was in accordance with real Jewish values. The priest’s response was sensible, though plainly illegal.

The ruling opens a wider question, however. The charges were dismissed on the grounds of fairness because priests routinely suffer similar insults. This is true, but in many areas of Israel Jews likewise suffer abuse from Arabs. Can we start punching them?

Netanyahu’s only battles are on paper

Foreign media and politicians went hysterical after the Israeli government announced a plan to build 2,500 apartments in Givat haMatos in southern Jerusalem. Even the UN Sec-Gen joined the fray, calling the apartments illegal and Jerusalem occupied.

The outcry makes little sense—the construction is still years away, blocked by questions about land ownership.

Netanyahu’s plan is to set up a straw man in order to show Israeli right-wingers that he is fighting in international forums to keep Jerusalem. No doubt he is secretly telling foreign leaders that the apartments are merely a trick to placate Israeli conservatives. He is probably asking those leaders to pressure him publicly.

The neighborhood is settled by poor Ethiopians who have been living there in caravans since they came to Israel in 1991. So Netanyahu also wins their support by promising them improvements.

Givat haMatos

Israel plays into Hamas’ hands

Israeli government leaks praise Netanyahu’s refusal to release jailed leaders of Tanzim and PFLP, and of several Hamas factions. Fake. Hamas’ rulers were only happy to see them in Israeli jails forever, as those popular figures would have competed with them in power struggles.

Despite their avowed refusal to negotiate with terrorists and their claims that Israel deals only with ‘political figures’ of terrorist organizations, this time our government negotiated directly with Ahmed Jabari, Hamas’ chief of military operations.

Israel agreed to release East Jerusalem and even Israeli Arabs—thus confirming that Hamas represents Israeli Arabs.

The government has left the door open to further exchanges by refusing to implement Winograd’s recommendation that clear guidelines be set for them.

Shimon Peres expressed his hope that the political distance between Israel and Palestine on the peace process would be no greater than the geographical distance between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

The problem is, the Palestinians do not want Ramallah as their capital—they want Jerusalem.