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by Alexander Maistrovoy

A couple of weeks before the opening of the conference in Annapolis Saib Arikat, Head of Negotiations with Israel categorically rejected the opportunity of recognizing Israel, as the Jewish state. In other words, the body politic which PA is considered to be, negotiating for peace with its neighboring state, Israel, …denies the very existence of this state. Is it surrealism and absurdity? Undoubtedly. However, this is an integral part of the Middle Eastern reality. And in this context the statement of Arikat (the representative of “pragmatic” and “moderated” Palestinians) is not accidental at all.

From the very beginning of Oslo Palestinians did not camouflage their intention not to recognize Israel. I emphasize: they did not camouflage it. Yaser Arafat publicly declared: “Palestinians will return to all the houses which they have lost during the War for Independence – in Acre, Jaffa, Haifa, etc”. He compared Oslo agreement to the peace treaty between Prophet Mohammed and the Koreish tribe. As you know, it was annulled by the Prophet at the moment of loosing its value.

Shimon Peres has called the acceptance of the amendment to the Charter PLO in 2002 (about recognition of the Jewish state) “one of the most significant events in the history of Israel”. (The Charter had contained the item on “destruction of the Zionist state”). It was yet another illusion harbored by Peres, and Israel as a whole. “The Palestinian national Charter has not changed!” one of leaders of FATH Farouk Kaddoumi repeatedly declared. He only repeated the statement that “the moderate Palestinians” had many times said openly. As a matter of fact, the same has been told by Saib Arikat.

“We can temporarily recede or gain a tactical victory. It does not matter. Our eyes are turned to the future, to our strategic purpose, the name of which is Palestine from the river (Jordan) up to the sea (Mediterranean). No matter what we receive now, it will not force us to forget the prime aim” (Feisal Husseini, the former minister of Arafat for Jerusalem Affairs, the participant of peace talks in March, 2001).

In January, 2002, immediately after Peres’s enthusiastic declaration, the director of the Department on the international parliamentary issues in PA National Council Zuhair Sanduka declared that the amendment to the Charter… was never and nowhere published. “There were publications about the decision to make this amendment. But there are no texts or paragraphs which should replace the existing ones or to change them”, he said.

There are a lot of similar declarations. They are made, we’d like to emphasize, by “pragmatists” with whom Israel has been negotiating for peace .

“It’s no use arguing about the percent of the ground that should be given to Palestinians if we don’t try to understand their driving motives first”, Asher Eder says in his interview. He is a historian from Jerusalem, who has been studying religious and historical aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict for many years. “The problem is not in Palestinians, the problem is in the specific approach of the Arab world to the conflict.

Till now Israel has not understood the main thing: the Arabian policy concerning “Zionist formation” is nothing but their sacred war, jihad. We are not talking separate appeals in separate countries of the Arab world. We are talking total jihad, the ultimate goal of which is the destruction of Israel. All means suit the purpose”.

This strategy”, Eder continues, “has no relation either to internal political struggle of the Arab world, or to the antagonism of the so-called “secular” and religious fractions. Moreover, the directive on total jihad against Israel was generated during the ruling of the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Naser who was known as a secular governor of the socialist sense. He, in particular, after the defeat in the Six-Day War called a conference of Arabian religious leaders where the concept of the anti-Israeli jihad was formulated. And since that moment Arabs have consistently and purposefully been realizing it”, Eder expands his idea.

Is it possible to get out of this situation? Eder considers it is. However, it is a long and difficult way, and there are no easy solutions in it. “True peace can be reached by way of understanding the sacred texts of Islam. Islam is the soul of the Arabic society. Muslims do not separate religion from policy, outlooks, or daily life. Israel in the eyes of Arabs will be a “damned state” until the Muslim clergy bless it, authorize its right to exist. In fact peace is possible between Ishmael and Israel according to Koran. It recognizes the teachings of the Jewish Prophets and peculiarity of Israel . But Islam teaching is distorted be fanatics and until Muslim clergy conceal truth about Muslim prophecies regarding Jews, any political negotiations will make no sense “, Eder exp! lains.

Meanwhile, during the wartime, all means are good. He quotes Arabic spiritual leaders. Grand Kadi of Jordan, Sheikh Abdullah Goshah has in his time defined the strategy of Muslims concerning Israel in the following words: “The Muslims are also free to break their covenant with the enemies if they are uneasy lest the enemy should betray them… Telling lies in war is permitted so as to comfort the Muslims when they are in need of it as in the time of fighting. Arrogance is disliked except in case of war”.

Syria’s Mufti Muhammad Azah Darwaza declaims: “The Quranic sentence is applied to make peace with an enemy who has his own country and state, but the Jews in Palestine are our enemies who have made their aggression upon counter the Arab Muslims”.

Mufti of the Lebanese Republic, Sheich Hassan Khaled: “Particular this battle is not a mere combat between parties, but it is a battle between two religions”.

Such approach has only become stronger in our days.

The similar opinion I have heard from known Rabbi Menachem Froman from the settlement Tkoa. For many years Froman has been trying to establish a dialogue between the Arabic leaders and Israel. Rabbi Froman is convinced: the Israeli politicians, analysts, experts have not made the slightest effort to understand and study Islam. All their intensions are concentrated on the searching of superficial, political decisions. Moving religious motives were denied, as something irrational and consequently not essential. But actually, the religious factor is dominating for each Arab, and it is not very important, to which party or movement he belongs.

“Do you remember the slogan of the Left: “It is necessary to make peace with moderate, secular, progressive Palestinian leaders until extremists have not strengthened their influence there”? Do you remember?! Arafat in their eyes was a moderate, secular, progressive Palestinian leader of the kind. What nonsense! In the first place, Arafat was the Muslim, and a deeply religious one. I met him many times, went to him to Mukata. Once he told to me with pride: “For me to be a Muslim is more important, than to be a Palestinian, above all I‘m a Muslim!”

Rabbi Froman believes: peace with Arabs could be only achieved on religious basis. But nobody tries to do it, substituting a real dialogue by illusions and lies. The consequences of it can be fatal to Israel.

And at last, let’s give the floor to a representative of Arabs themselves. In virtual interview on the Internet the Arabic scientist and publicist from Kuwait D-r Sami Alrabaa , living in Germany, has answered my questions:

- What is the real cause for the Palestinian terror against Israel: occupation of territories or refuse to accept Israel? If Israel agrees to leave these territories, will Arabs (and Palestinians) really (not formally) accept it?

- To be honest, even if Israel evacuates all occupied territories, as it did in Gaza, the Palestinians, in particular Hamas and the other radical organizations will not stop their terror. As far as Arabs are concerned, I can tell form experience backed with empirical research, the majority of Arabs want peace with Israel. But they are intimidated by radical Islamists. Arab regimes, almost all of them, including Egypt and Jordan, do not want to have peace with Israel. These regimes have been trading with the “Palestinian Issues” for decades now. The “issue” is a pretext to distract from real issues like democracy, human rights, and less corruption.

- How do you estimate the Saudi initiative?

- Saudi Arabia uses two different languages, one for radical Muslims, for the Wahhabis and one for the West. It tells the Wahhabis, never, we can never have peace with the Jews, the Prophet had none. Hence the Saudi regime would have “peace” with its followers as the “Custodian of the two holy mosques”. To polish its fanatic and despotic image in the West and America, the Saudis have come up with a peace initiative. From historical record, the Saudis would ally with the devil if that guarantees their survivals.

…So what peace are we talking about? The “peace” between Prophet Mohammed and the Koreish tribe? The one which has ended with the total slaughter of the tribe.

…When Hitler declared, that he wished to annihilate Jews and grasp the world, smart intellectuals and politicians-pragmatists inquired in bewilderment: “What does he mean by this?” Indeed, what did he mean by that?

Rabbi Meir Kahane ZT’L HY’D

Jewish Press July 21, 1972

Among the reasons given by opponents of the argument to openly declare the territories liberated in June, 1967 as part of the Land of Israel, is the one that such a step would inundate Israel with Arabs and, with the passage of time, wipe away a Jewish majority and consequently a Jewish State. Such people point to the enormous disparity in the Arab and Jewish birthrate (the Arab is among the highest in the world and the Jewish is among the lowest) and declare that to make the West Bank or Gaza Arabs full citizens would be to see them become a majority with the passage of time.

I have been waiting for some time to find a suitable opening for an idea that, to me, is crucial in its importance, and this argument of opponents of “liberation” certainly gives it to me. In order to meet the challenges of the Arab birth rate AS WELL AS FOR OTHER VITAL REASONS, the time has come not to timidly retreat in face of it but to meet it with the sublimely simple answer of having Jewish babies.

I can think of few more urgent needs for the Jewish people than that of raising high the slogan of “pru u’rvu,” be fruitful and multiply. Multiply Jewish babies; let the Jewish population grow and be fruitful; let us produce Jews, Jews and more Jews. Less than thirty years ago the Holocaust ripped from us 6 million Jews, a third of the entire nation. Among them were millions of young people and children who, had they lived, by this time would have produced millions more. We lost, not only a vast quantity, but a vital quality. The smallest of peoples became smaller yet, the weakest, weaker yet.

Not only did we lose strength and bodies to keep alive the Jewish Nation but we also lost untold Jewish genius to give voice and reality to the Jewish message and heritage. All this came about because of the Holocaust.

And today, the Land of Israel stands under populated and in need of Jews. Jews to assure its majority in the land; Jews to man its guns and secure its existence; Jews to create its scholars and scientists and geniuses. We are woefully short of Jews and worse – woefully filled with the un-Jewish, “sophisticated” nonsense that calls for a low birthrate and less and less Jews, yet.

On the one hand, there is none like the Jew to be on the forefront of every cause, whether it is good for the Jew or not. And so, all over the “civilized” world we find Jews moaning over the population growth and smothering us with statistical “proof” that unless people limit their children to two or one or even zero, the world will end on June 12, 2163 when all people will be crushed as the last bit of free space is used up…

In any case, the Jew takes his place in the ranks of the sophisticates who sneer at the “cows” who give birth to many children, who remain enslaved to a family, who are shackled by medieval concepts of conjugal relations being for prosaic procreation rather than “glorious” orgasm. Children, in our sophisticated world, become dangerous enemies of civilization. They threaten the existence of the human species. They are a source of extinction of the human race and they must be strictly limited and, in the case of abortion, eliminated. Then and only then will the earth be freed of the specter of overpopulation and will Woman be able to reach her true creativity and greatness of potential.

My own feelings are that if the non-Jewish population of this earth feels the need to limit its growth that is certainly its own affair and more power to it. As for Jews, however, for once let us remain backward and unprogressive. For once, let us not be dazzled by the need to follow in the ranks of the non-Jews and to be “like all the other nations.” Let others abstain, limit and eliminate. For us, let the slogan be – Have Jewish Babies.

They killed a third of our people in the Holocaust and we lose countless each year through assimilation and intermarriage. The answer? Have more Jewish babies. How many? AT LEAST as many as the Arabs. The Jewish woman is limited and unfulfilled, hampered and oppressed by babies. The answer? Drop the sterile, depressing and suicidal Playboy concept of life and return to an understanding of what a beautiful thing the Jewish family life, center of woman’s and man’s existence, is; and have more Jewish babies.

The land of Israel stands today magnificent in size and opportunity. The moment has come to fill its empty fields and barren mountain sides, to close the gaps in its security and defense, to populate the land that is ours and that never dare be returned. How? By having Jewish babies and having them grow up to be men and women who will spit in the eyes of a world that thinks that it can wipe us out. In memory of the little babies who burned in Auschwitz let us have little babies in Jerusalem. To replace the little boys and girls who perished in Treblinka and Warsaw let us have strong little Jewish boys and girls in Tel Aviv and Hebron and Golan and Rafiah. Let us stand on Hitler’s symbolic grave and greet him daily with the news of another huge increase in Jews.

If India seeks to limit its growth, it is none if my business or that if any Jew. If China wishes to stop having children, Jewish lips should be sealed. If White Anglo Saxon Protestants or Afro-Americans or Irish Catholics want to push for Zero Population Growth, I believe in a policy of strict non-intervention. But as for Jews – let us be fruitful and multiply. There remains in the end, no more important and beautiful thing than yet another Jewish child, yet another Jewish wedding to produce many Jewish children, yet another little one who will laugh in the faces of Jewish enemies and say: You see, we continue to live.

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“Over 250,000 Israelis now live under the threat of the kassam missiles”- Head of Israeli Military Intelligence to the Israel Knesset Parliament Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee, Jan.1st, 2008

Since the first day of January until today, January 20th, over 430 Kassam missiles and mortars were launched towards Sderot, the Western Negev and Ashkelon , according to the IDF spokesman.

In 2007, over 2300 missiles and mortars were launched towards Israel from Gaza .

How many thousands of kassam missiles will be launched in the year 2008 towards Israel ?

Living through 200 rockets in the past few days launched towards Sderot…Hearing the screeching siren- “Red Color- Tseva Adom’ every time a rocket is launched… Running for cover in the 15 seconds left… Hearing the whistle, and a few seconds later an enormous explosion…And listening to that laconic newscast on the Voice of Israel …“No Damage, No Injuries, a few were treated for shock”… this is Sderot reality.

Watching a 5 year old boy who was crying after he saw his mother blown away from the explosion of a kassam that hit directly into his play room, where he was playing on his computer with his 5 year old neighbor… Witnessing both boys evacuated to the ambulance, both shivering with shock…this is Sderot reality.
190,000 are under the threat of these missiles today, including Ashkelon , Netivot and 20 Kibbutzim and Moshavim.45,000 Israelis are daily bombarded by these missiles.

Officially 20,000 residents, of a normal population of close to 24,000, are left in Sderot, although there are those who say that it is probably less than 17,000 residents.

Each and every resident has experienced an explosion of a rocket\missile in the past few years… this is Sderot reality.

The feeling of helplessness once the siren goes off, seeing young soldiers who were sent to ‘protect’ Sderot running and covering the heads with their hands, their weapons useless…Feeling that my only weapon is my video-camera to try and document this weird reality so that some one would be willing to watch and listen… this is Sderot reality.

Driving around Sderot, with no seat-belt because the seconds spent unfastening it might cost me my life… hearing the siren go off, jumping out of the car and running for cover to the closest bus stop shelter, while holding the hands of a grandmother and her grandchild, until we reach the bus stop, which is already crowded with parents and their children on their way to school…this is Sderot reality.

Trying not to panic in front of the children, thinking to myself that a direct hit on this bus stop would be a death trap since only 2 months ago there was an investigative report showing bus stops\bomb shelters are not qualified as bomb shelters since they are built with only 20 centimeters thickness of cement, when the requirement is 40 centimeters to withstand a direct hit. And now there are 52 lethal bus stop shelters like these scattered around the town where dozens of people take cover from the missiles…this is Sderot reality

10 missiles exploded in Sderot on Thursday morning, while children were on their way to school and kindergarten. My younger sister Liora, who moved to Sderot to work with the children, described their panic. As they ran to the shelter she grabbed three young children and escorted them to the safe room and started to sing out loud so they wouldn’t hear the missile exploding near by… That safe room contained over 25 children. This was their only activity room where in the past few days they have been spending their playtime…For safety, they are not allowed to play outside. This is Sderot reality.

Hearing from families I know, as they all sleep together with parents and children in one bed, with the fear of the siren going off and no shelter to run to, since 752 homes in Sderot have no shelter or safe room… this is Sderot reality.

This past Friday. the 18th of January, there was a memorial in Sderot’s cemetery, for Ella Abukasis, who was murdered when she was only 17, three years ago, by a direct hit from a kassam rocket that hit her as she huddled over her younger brother, who was 11 years old at the time… this is Sderot reality.

Will there be any ending to this terrorism of missiles being launched towards civilian neighborhoods?

How can Israel defend its own citizens, with out being condemned, when 97 percent of the targets of Gazan missiles hit our civilian population, while the Gazans fire their missiles from behind the human shields of their own civilian population?

What about the hundreds of tunnels dug beneath the “Philadelphi corridor” in which Egypt routinely delivers ammunition, army equipment, terrorists and cash to Gaza ?

When will Israel hold Egypt and these Palestinian terror leaders personally responsible for the suffering of the people of Sderot?

When will Sderot reality change?

by Dave Neil

I’m an old Zionist student activist (44 years old)

Meaning I used to do that when in college

I’m busy with my life of wife plus 7 kids and trying to make it in Israel

But I do have some strong words of advice for those young Jewish activists out there who want to “counter Arab propaganda” on their college campus.

My word of advice is don’t “counter” get off the defensive and on the offensive!

The success of the Israeli military in prior wars was because they went on the offensive- especially their most successful war of ‘67 that wasn’t won in six days but in the first six minutes when Israeli jets destroyed the Egyptian planes when they were still on the ground. Be Israeli and go on the offensive…

Take a step back and remind yourself of the bigger picture.

There are basically three types of students (yes I am simplifying- it does vary at different schools but anyway…)

Those who love Israel and know that we are morally right (tiny group- 2% of all students)

Those who are anti-Zionist or Anti-Semitic (a much bigger group- 8% of all students)

And all those multitudes of students in the middle (90% of all students if not more)

The fight is between the few activists of the 2% against the few activists of the 8% trying to sway as much as possible the 90% in the middle to start to harbor negative views of the other side. The stakes in this battle between these two groups is very high as the college students of today will make up the future of American public opinion of tomorrow and some of them will end up in important positions- so your activism is very important for Israel and the Jewish People. Don’t get into a yelling match with the 8% who are anti-Semitic/anti-zionist as you will never change their opinion, it is only a waste of time, and even more than that- that’s not what the battle is about. The battle is about influencing the minds of the 90% of American college students who don’t yet have a strong opinion either way regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Having said the above it is a huge mistake spending time refuting their arguments or accusations against Israel. Why let them choose the topic of discussion and put Israel and Jews on the defensive? They will write about “Israel’s GSS uses torture as a means of gathering information…” Israel seals off Arab towns cutting them off from jobs and medical facilities. Israel is Apartheid etc etc. And the Jewish side starts Explaining… (English for “Hasbarah”)

Much better is to remember the bigger picture of trying to influenced the opinion of the “90%” and you pick the subject that will be discussed on campus.

Jewish students should lead protests against how women are treated in the Arab world.

For example each of the two semesters of college, fall and spring could have their own campaign.

Fall semester would focus on a campus community-wide awareness campaign and petition against the practice of Honor Killings in the Arab World-

While the spring semester could focus on a second campus community-wide awareness campaign against the practice of Female Circumcisions try to get the publicity of both campaigns (and petitions) to get the attention of the media beyond the campus as well.

A great place to start is to do a google search under the topic “Honor Killings” and “female circumcisions” see what you come up with.

You can also intersperse the campaigns with these topics:

Christian flights from Arab countries. .

Arab roles in modern slavery especially of blacks

Arab Muslim attacks on Arab Christians

The big push for each semester should be to get a petition protesting widespread use of honor killings and female circumcision (really mutilation) in the Arab world. Get the whole campus- students and faculty to sign on.

Also publicize like heck the “Christian flight” from the West Bank, Iraq, Lebanon etc etc and the reasons for it.

Pick the topic that everyone on campus should be talking about. Not Israeli roadblocks but Honor Killings, Female Circumcision, Christian Flight from Muslim States, Moslem brutality in Sudan and connections to modern Slavery. Create a major discussion of how can the U.S. have great relations with Saudi Arabia when that country treats women like chattel? They sentenced a woman who was raped to be lashed and only because of international outcry was the poor woman spared. What does Saudi Arabia have to do with Israel? Everything. The more you can make the Muslims look horrible in the eyes of Christian American college students the better they will see and sympathize with Israel.

Get big campaigns rolling in the campus about these topics. By the end of the year those students in the middle should get the picture of Palestinian Arabs mutilate their girl’s genitals (female circumcision) to keep the women under the men’s control. Etc etc.

Do google search on all the topics above. Form alliances with pro-women groups and Christian evangelical groups on campus- ask their help with getting names for your petitionsIt doesn’t matter if the examples you bring of brutal female circumcisions or honor killings are from the West Bank or Gaza or somewhere else- even in Western countries. The point is to show the creulty the Arabs are capable-even to their own. Teach the Christians in your school how ruthless the Arabs are to their own wives, sisters and daughters so they will understand how they are capable of doing another Holocaust to the Jews if G-d forbid they ever had the upper hand. If they can do that to their own imagine what they are capable of doing to those Jews that they are taught to hate? Remember, the goal of your activism is to shape the image of the Arabs in the eyes of 90% of the students on campus who are in the middle between the pro-Israel group and anti-Semites.

Now go on the offensive as described above! You can start with those two google searches under Honor Killings and Female Circumcision. Good luck!


Dear Torah Supporters!

Our community recently had the honor of hosting Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz here in San Francisco. This world recognized scholar is the author of a new edition of Talmud that makes the central text of the Jewish people universally accessible in the original Hebrew and has been already translated into English, Russian and French.

We must sadly inform you that two armed Hamas terrorists recently attacked his Mekor Haim Yeshiva in Kfar Etzion. This is not a yeshiva consisting of college-age students studying after their IDF training. These are high-school students without any combat experience.

Instead of entering student dormitories at 9:30 PM, the terrorists entered a room where four counselors were meeting. As providence would have it, two of these counselors were recently trained in anti-terrorist combat techniques and practical weapons handling by Mishmeret Yesha. Rather than obey the terrorists’ command to “stand against the wall”, one counselor engaged in hand-to-hand combat allowing the other to shoot both terrorists dead.

This event has been widely publicized in the Jewish media, see one example at: Haaretz

Over 70% of terror attacks directed at Israel and the Jews occur in of the mountainous territories of Yehuda and Shomron. From Hadera to Ghadera, a mere 9-mile-wide stretch of land, the entire coastal population of Israel depends on the brave men and women of Yesha to fend off terror for its survival. Often we hear only about attacks resulting in injuries or deaths, but the majority of attacks are where Israelis succeed in defending their businesses, land and families from terror generally go unreported. This high rate of success is almost entirely due to Mishmeret Yesha training programs and equipment assistance.

The media has not given credit to Mishmeret Yesha for training and organizing the security detail for Mekor Haim Yeshiva.

While the IDF approves and supports Mishmeret Yesha’s work, they have no budget to support the over 4,000 volunteers that are trained and equipped by Mishmeret Yesha.

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Excerpts from a lecture given by Binyamin Zev Kahane , H’yd, for Parashat Teruma in 2000
Translated by Lenny Goldberg

The parasha tell us “and you shall make Me a sanctuary, and I shall dwell amongst them”. Simply put, we should be talking about the building of the Temple during this class. Today, religious Jews have come up with all kinds of reasons (excuses?) why we shouldn’t build the Temple: It will come from the heavens, or the Messiah will build it, we are not yet worthy, there are no Cohenim, etc….

Each camp has its own special reason. Despite this problem, I will not refute these arguments in this shiur, because as it says on the schedule, the topic of this class is: “Cleaning up the Temple Mount before Building the Temple”. Because I believe that with all the importance there is in building the Temple and refuting the aforementioned claims, the most BASIC and real obstacle to building the Temple today is the existence of the Arab mosques and Waqk. That is what scares people away; that is what makes the concept of building the Temple sound like some far-fetched pipe-dream. Sure, the Temple seems like a distant fantasy because its been absent for 2,000 years and the offering of sacrifices is so removed from us. But what really makes it difficult to take the building of the Temple seriously is the fact that we know how problematic that place is. The place where the Temple is supposed to stand is the most problematic place in the entire world. This is the problem we run away from.

There is a concept in Judaism, “Sur Me Ra, Ase Tov” (Remove evil, do good). Last week, for Parashat Mishpatim, we discussed the strict prohibition of appearing before courts that carry out gentile law, and we discussed how the Supreme Court spearheads the Hellenist front. People say that the solution is a Sanhedrin. But that is not a real solution. The real solution is to first undercut the Israeli Supreme Court. After all, what are we going to do – serve a petition to the Supreme Court to establish a Sanhedrin? Of course the problem is a powerful and aggressive Israeli Supreme Court and judiciary system, which many Israeli people, including religious Jews find great favor with, unfortunately. And so, saying, “we must establish a Sanhedrin” is no answer. The REAL obstacle to the Sanhedrin and any Jewish content in our country is this all-powerful institution called the Supreme Court of Israel. You won’t convince anyone by saying, “establish a Sanhedrin”. It will always remain in the realm of abstract, far off – because there already exists another well-oiled judiciary mechanism, which is the utter antithesis to a Sanhedrin.

All the more so when discussing the Temple. We say, “we must build the Temple”. But it is a fantasy when you have the very antithesis to it standing in its place. The problem is that people have difficulty dealing with the “negative” aspects. They like to do the “positive” aspects, as we have mentioned before regarding the building of settlements. People want to build settlements, but don’t want to deal with the “negative” aspect of the mitzvah of settling the land, which is the expulsion of the goyim. In similar fashion, people like to establish Temple Institutes and to show the beauty of the Temple vessels, and to give the feeling of the splendor and importance of the Temple. Of course this should be done – but if ONLY this is done, there is no way we will make it a reality. First, you must take care of the problem. That’s “Sur Me Ra, Ase Tove”. It is like doing surgery – you have to cut. There is blood and it is messy – so people choose to skirt the issue.But we must do it – we have no choice.

We must deal with the desecration that takes place up there. After the “shiur” you will see a shocking video from “Chai ViKayam” which shows the shocking reality of the Temple Mount situation. It is a must see. Every rabbi should see it. Unfortunately most rabbis will say that videos and TV’s are “impure”. The problem is that we worry about the small “impurities”, and forget about the big “impurities” (like on the Temple Mount)

It says in the Zohar, Parashat VaYetze: “Rebbe Zera went to meet with R. Elazar, and saw him crying. Rebbi Zera asked the shamash of R. Elazar, ‘why does he sit and cry’? The “shamash” said: ‘twice I tried to get near him to find out, but I couldn’t’. They saw R. Elazar leave his place of learning and crying on his way home. Rebbe Zera heard R. Elazar say: ‘The stone, the stone. The holy and loftiest stone – the nations of the world, in the future, will degrade you and put loathsome idols on top of you to defile your holy place. Oy for the world, oy for that time, oy for that generation!’”

We are talking about the “evin hashtiya”, the foundation stone in the Temple on which the arc stood. The Zohar continues: “R Elazar sat down, and Rebbe Zera asked his “shamash”: ‘Go ask him if I can see him’. The shamash entered and said, ‘Rebbe Zera is here’. R. Elazar did not react. After a little while, he said, ‘let R Zera enter, and you sit outside’. Rebbe Zera entered. He prostrated himself before him. R. Elazar kicked him and said, ‘arise from your bowing and sit regular’. He sat in his usual manner. Rebbe Zera asked him: ‘what were you crying about?’ He said, ‘On a great tragedy that will take place. I saw that the holy stone from which the world was created; the stone which Yaakov’s head rested upon, and on which the Almighty built His House upon for the Divine Presence to rest – I saw that on this stone, it is destined in the future to be degraded by the nations, and upon it will be their corpses. Who won’t cry? Oy to the world, oy to that time, oy to that generation.

” We are talking about the impurity (“tooma”) on the place of our holiest site. We know that the Temple Mount today has indeed become a cemetary for the Arab corpses. Abdullah, king of Jordan is buried there. The flag of Jordan waves on the Temple Mount. In short, they have deliberately put a lot of “tooma” there. Throughout history, the forces of “tooma” have been attracted to the Temple Mount. After the Bar Cochba rebellion, Hadrian built a temple for idols; the Christians and the Muslims afterwards. Our sages didn’t just cry about the “churban” (destruction), but they also cry about the foreign intruders and impurities which permeate the area.

In Sefer HaMitzvot, the Rambam brings down that we are forbidden to plant trees on the Temple Mount, even if it is for beautifying the area. Today we know that the area is full of trees and grass, so that the Arabs can have their picnics. When David fought the wars of Israel, he conquered areas outside of Israel (Aram Zova and Aram Naharayim), but neglected the Yevusites in Jerusalem. The Sifri says: “The area of My palace you didn’t conquer, and you go and fight Aram Zova?”. But David DID conquer Jerusalem, as we see in Shmuel Bet, so why is Hashem saying he didn’t conquer it? But the answer is that he left the Yevusites “autonomy”. Despite the fact that the Yevusites were resident strangers, it was not considered conquering them, because he left them with self-rule on the Temple Mount. It is like today, where we build and build on the outskirts, but “near My palace, you didn’t conquer”.

If we don’t talk about the need to remove the disgrace, we arrive at absurd conclusions. Here is an article by someone who suggests building the Temple in the area of the Kotel. He says this will “neutralize the hostility” between the nations. All this is a symptom of the sickness of not talking about the mosques. It’s not nice to talk about dismantling them, or blowing them up, or moving them. But their presence is what deters most people from thinking about building the Temple. Here is another idea written here: We needn’t dismantle the mosques, but rather we can have a kind of dual-condiminium concept – maybe build the Temple on the second floor of the mosque…(laughter) All this stems from the sickness that we don’t want a confrontation. So we have the hugest contradiction in the world: the holiest site contains the greatest “tooma”. So we evade the issue. If you don’t settle problems and contradictions, the results are absurd and ridiculous ideas. We see this in all areas of life here. My father wrote an entire book on the subject called, “Koo-Koo Land”, to depict the insanity. Today, the situation is much worse.

As I researched through the articles on the Temple Mount, I asked myself: what happened to all that awakening which had been taking place ten years ago in regard to ascending Har HaBayit, etc. There had been the beginning of a real awakening in the subject. Chai ViKayam had been going up, breaking through. Others were going up.. What happenend to it all. Why has it faded? People go up the Mount still, but less than before. But there is no progress. When Chai ViKayam started, they had an intention to force the issue much further, but things got stuck, everything is stuck…

Question: But we must go up still, it helps..

Kahane: I say that as a rule, ascending the Mount through degradation won’t help us. People should go up the Temple Mount, if that’s all there is, people should do it. But I think that such activities won’t light the fire, won’t elevate, or have any revolutionary impact. This goes for all the activities taking place on the national front. Everything is stuck. For twenty years we have had the “Aliyot” to the Mount, and there is no progress. Therefore, we must contemplate why.

I say that we are not in the Exile, and we can’t act as if we are. To go up to the Temple Mount, to present our ID, to be frisked, to be escorted by the Waqf – it’s a degradation! We already supposedly passed the stage of degradation. We are not supposed to be a generation of degradation. Though we are, it is not supposed to be. The Almighty returned us to Eretz Yisrael in order to blot out the desceration of His Name. And the Beit HaMikdash won’t be built via degradation. The State of Israel wasn’t established through degradation, but through mighty heroism and self-sacrifice of Jews who fought and fell on Kiddush Hashem. Beit Mikdash can’t be built through anything less. It won’t be built via “understandings” with the Waqf, which is the plan of many mistaken Jews. It just doesn’t go together.

Question: What’s the alternative?

Kahane: That’s a big question. The alternative is mighty deeds, Kiddush Hashem. I know the alternative. I’m not leveling complaints against anyone.

But we must know that there is a lack of self-sacrifice today, and I know that even being one of the few who ascend the Mount under the present conditions is self-sacrifice, too. But it’s not enough. The Almighty demands a great deal more of us. This is why everything that has been tried up to now has not worked – Hashem is not letting it work, because he wants greater “msirut nefesh”. I’m not better than anyone else, but this is how I understand the realities of the situation…

by Barry Chamish

Try to see it my way

Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was spotted at MIT in 1973 and the grooming began there when he was in his early twenties. After graduating, he received a high paying job at Boston Consulting. His boss was Ira Magaziner (CFR). But he quit the job in 1979, returned to Israel, staring selling furniture at the Rim company, then organized an anti-terror convention. Inexplicably, the CFR sent a team of their biggest guns including George Bush Sr., Richard Perle and George Shultz to this unknown 27 year old’s get-together. Once the convention was over, Netanyahu returned to work selling home furniture for three years until 1982, when Washington Ambassador Moshe Arens invited him to be his deputy. He claimed the choice was indirectly made by those who came to his convention and “were impressed with his performance.” That means Bush and Shultz pressed Arens to bring Bibi to Washington. From there, they pushed his career higher. In 1985, Shultz chaired another anti-terror convention in Washington supposedly organized by Netanyahu. By the time Bibi was UN Ambassador Schultz visited him every time he was in New York, and that was often.
Having groomed and financed Netanyahu into office, the CFR made certain his tenure as head of the opposition did not endanger the Oslo process. Though Netanyahu had the goods and scandals to fell Labor, he was a remarkably restrained opposition leader.
In September 1995, PM Rabin told what he thought was a funny story on Israel Television One. It seems his CFR handler, Henry Kissinger phoned him to relate that Netanyahu called to ask him to declare that American troops would not be placed on the Golan Heights as part of a peace deal with Syria. Who Kissinger was supposed to make this declaration to was not revealed.
Kissinger, according to Rabin, laughed at Bibi and told him to quit bothering him. The next day Netanyahu confirmed his phone call but denied Rabin’s mocking version of it.
The moral of the story is that both the leader of the government and opposition got their commands from their CFR officer.

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Zvi Menachem

The present situation in Sudan and its leader Omar al-Bashir holds some important lessons for Israel. The Khartoum government has ignored the pleadings and warnings of the Western nations to stop the Sudanese army and their surrogates, the Janaweed, from continue to slaughter and ethnically cleans the southern Sudan. The Khartoum government consistently denies their support of the Janaweed.

What can Israel learn from this? The first lesson is to imagine themselves in the position of the southern Sudanese. The UN has proven ineffectual. The token troops are impotent and the Khartoum government manages to thwart all but the meager attempts of the NGOs to alleviate the dire suffering and continuing death toll. The entire world looks on and does nothing about the Chinese support and arms transfer to the Sudan government. What would the world do if Israel were to find herself in a similar situation where a coordinated attack by all her adjacent, surrounding, enemies, supported by Iran, China and Russia were to occur? I can envision speeches at the UN, an outraged press, and aid in the form of emergency evacuations for “key” people. An ineffectual token UN force… and not much more.

What else can Israel learn? The next lesson is to imagine themselves in the position of the Sudanese leaders. I don’t mean to envision Israel perpetrating ethnic cleansing; something unimaginable, but Israel being forced to consider Gaza as an independent country; an enemy who has declared war against her. The aim of war, as Clausewitz noted, is to destroy the enemy’s ability to wage war by attacking its infrastructure.

What would the world do if Israel ceased its supply of all electricity and fuel…stopped all goods from entering Gaza and declared an embargo of Gaza? In addition, Israel would declare a 20 mile free-fire zone; a zone in which all targets would be considered with no regard to the civilian populations. The population would move away from that zone and anything moving would be considered a military target. Next, significant parts of the Gaza infrastructure would be bombed; water treatment plants, sewerage plants, electrical production facilities and transmission points. One must remember, the Western world insisted upon elections in Gaza and the population, in a democratic, free, fair and monitored election, chose Hamas’ leaders who at the time of campaigning, were candid in their goal of militarily attacking Israel and wiping Israel off the map.

So here we have a democratically elected government carrying out the wishes of their electorate to wage war and destroy a neighbor. I predict that the Western world, after shrill admonishments, will do nothing.

Eventually, the Palestinian population will rise up against Hamas and install a government who will cease hostilities against Israel, neutralize the Hamas remnants, and look after the welfare of their people. Then, and only then, will the West and Israel support their new government.

An excerpt from Rabbi Kahane’s lecture

Do you understand what is happening there? The country is falling apart. It is Shamir’s fault, it isn’t the left. He allows this Intifada to go on for 15 months, what does he expect? This poor soldier, he doesn’t know what he’s doing, why he’s here. He isn’t allowed to put it down, his hands are tied. So he has to beat up and shoot every single day, and he doesn’t want to. Of course it’s Shamir’s fault, and Likud’s fault, and Peres’, certainly. And so people really feel guilty. That’s why more and more people are just dying to run away from Israel. Hundreds of thousands want to leave Israel. They want to get away, they want to flee the country. The country is falling apart.

So now try to understand why. You know God does things in his own way. And I thought to myself, why was this done to Kach? Of course you had the evil ring there, why did God allow us to be here? Maybe we didn’t deserve, that’s a reason. But maybe there’s a better reason. Think about it carefully, maybe God saved us from our own delusions. And saved us for the Jewish people. What would have happened if we would have run? We would have won ten seats, eleven, twelve seats and cheered the third largest party in the Knesset. What would have happened next? The Likud and Labor would have gotten together, this time immediately. Not in fifty one days, immediately, in one day. Stop Kahane. So we would be in the Knesset, ten, twelve

seats, ah ha frustrating. And they would this time stay together for four years, this would be the kind of unhappy wedlock that is really, really locked. You know what they can do to Israel in four years? Let’s say that Israel would still be weaving and wobbly after four years, and we ran again. And this time we got thirty seats, because of people saying, Only Kahane! 30, 35 seats – they would get together again. Therefore I want to tell you, the only hope of Israel is to somehow put an end to this whole system and have a strong government take over. Listen carefully, carefully. Obviously the answer is for the people to get out

and overthrow the government, but you don’t say that. For two reasons. One, they won’t do it, secondly if you think I sat for a long time in 1980 wait until you see this. So you don’t say that, and I have never said that. But what you do is you begin to put it subtly into the minds of the people. Under the slogan, Take your faith into your own hands. Which can mean anything. We are going to demand, and we will not get it yet, but we are going to demand a referendum. We are signing up hundreds and thousands of people for a referendum which will call for

the dispersal of the Knesset and elections within thirty days in which the groups that run must be committed to a platform of five basic orders. One, to putting down of the Intifada immediately with every means necessary. Two, the annexation of the territories so that we will put an end to this nonsense that there are only two choices: a Palestinian state or a continuation of the occupation. There are not two choices, there are three choices. The third choice is a just choice, a Jewish choice: a Jewish state there. Israel, not Judea, Israel.

Three, a choice given to all Arabs to remain in the country with personal rights and no political rights or leave the country. Four, a total change in the economic system. Free enterprise, bring down the Histadrut, make it a trade union only, that is its function. Sell off state enterprises, and bring in free enterprise, capitalism. Bring in private capital, let the country become normal again. Throw the bureaucrats into the sea one by one. And five, a basic change in the educational system in Israel. To give young Jews the kind of Jewish pride, the Jewish knowledge. Judaism, Zionism that they lack totally today. Any group that is willing to run

and accept those platforms and promise to implement them will run. In the election, one party wins, no coalitions. The leading party gets the government, and it gets the government for four years to implement this program. In World War II, 1939 to 1945, six years, Britain froze democracy. There were no elections in Great Britain for six years, because there was a crisis and Churchill said, What kind of election? What are you, crazy? Hitler’s bombing, what kind of election? Six years and there were no elections, that’s what Israel needs. Now no one here is calling to overthrow the government, but what we’re calling for is for the people to go and vote

and to decide. We want them to go to a referendum. We’re the people. We’re the ultimate authority in this country. We want to go back to Vermont or Athenian system. The people are going to vote. On this issue no delegates, no representatives, we personally want to vote on this. If it should go through, it would save Israel. Less than that, nothing is going to save the country. This mafia there has the country by the throat, and they’ll never let us run. In Yediot newspaper last week there was a news item about the Mossad planning to shoot me several months ago, when I was still running. No question about it.

These are the people who are capable of doing anything. They have done it already. People who turned over Jews to the British, people who shot Jews on the Altalena, people who did what they did to Sephardic Jews, people who kidnap Yemenite Jews, they can do anything. Anything at all. That’s why this it the only hope of Israel. Now we have to do this cleverly, but this is the only way, and know that.

David Turner
Jerusalem Post

Reagan’s Secretary of Defense was Casper Weinberger, one generation removed from the Jewish heritage his name suggests. Uncomfortable and insecure, Weinberger was known to distance himself as much as possible from both Jews and Israel. In fact some who knew him described Weinberger as both antisemitic and anti-Israel.

It is at least coincidental that, having been turned down for employment by the CIA, that Weinberger’s Naval Intelligence (NI) would have hired Pollard, an openly Zionist Jew. Perhaps more curious is that Pollard was then assigned to the team tasked to supply Israel with intelligence materials mandated under the 1983 Memorandum of Understanding between the two states. Put another way, Pollard was somehow assigned to the precise position allowing him oversight of which intelligence was being passed to Israel, and what was being withheld. Pollard could not fail to appreciate that critical information was being illegally denied Israel in violation of the Memorandum. Which either describes Naval Intelligence as an service completely inept and naïve, or perhaps some more devious purpose was at play?

In order to avoid an open trial which the government feared might have compromised US intelligence sources and methods the prosecution proposed a plea agreement in which Pollard was assured “leniency in sentencing” in exchange for a closed court hearing. Pollard, whose interest was in helping Israel, not in harming the United States, agreed. Barely twenty minutes before sentencing Weinberger arrived at the judges chambers with his infamous “secret memorandum.” In apparent acquiescence to the defense secretary’s demand Judge Robinson ignored the plea agreement and sentenced Pollard to life without parole. Clearly not satisfied Weinberger addressed the press to denounce Pollard as a traitor. A former Halliburton attorney the defense secretary clearly knew that Pollard’s crime, charge and conviction were not for treason. Pollard, Weinberger was quoted as saying, should have been given a death sentence, not life in prison.

Rabbi Meir Kahane
From the dummy debate with Michael Lerner

I have never seen such open anti-Semitism in this country since World War II as I have seen today. It is open. The slightest problem – it comes out in black and white. I’m warning you, do not ever listen to your Jewish leaders who say, It couldn’t happen here, this isn’t Germany. Of course this isn’t Germany, but neither Germany was Germany always. In Germany they used to tell people that this isn’t Poland. Every country has its way. Nobody loved their country as much as the Jews in Germany did.

Nobody felt as German as did the Jews of Germany. They didn’t even call themselves Jews, they called themselves Germans of the Mosaic faith. They loved Germany with a passion that no one here could ever feel. Germany had a Jewish Foreign Minister in 1922. America didn’t have a Jewish Secretary of State until 1972, and it was only because he fled Germany. If someone would have asked a Jew, any Jew in the world in 1920, Who is the worst of anti-Semites? not one would have said, Germans. They would have said, Poles, and Slovaks, and Ukrainians, and Lithuanians, and Romanians, and Hungarians.

Germans were the best, cultured. And then it happened. It did not happen because Germans are different. They are not different. Jews visit Poland today. Are you crazy? You’re spending money there? Their hands are red with Jewish blood, what do you want to see in Poland? Give them the cemetery. I want money to go to Jewish life and not for Jewish death. It happened in Germany not because they are any different, it happened because there was a terrible economic collapse. People not only lost jobs, but they lost hope. People who lose hope will follow anyone who offers them hope. That’s what happened, and you want to tell me it couldn’t happen here?

Your problem is that your local Jewish leaders are these losers. It’s incredible who is chosen to be a leader, ignoramuses. They’re not chosen for their scholarship, their knowledge, their piety. They’re chosen for their money and their ability to raise money. They don’t know what people think about Jews. They sit at dinners, and banquets, national conferences of Christians and Jews. And they sit and exchange conversation and humor and joke, and plaques. “This here is your plaque and this is my plaque.” There is only one place where people can find out what people really think about Jews, and that’s in a bar, a neighborhood working class bar, not a trendy bar over here in downtown San Francisco. Even if it is a happy one. A working class bar, that’s where the Schnapps go in and that’s where you hear what comes out. That’s where you hear America saying, the jealousy, the Jews own this, and the Jews, – that’s when times are good. God forbid if there should be an economic collapse in this country, God forbid it would be the Jews who are blamed. Michael, the Jews. Not the Blacks, because the anti-Semites blame the Jews for everything, including the Blacks. The tragedy of our time is that Jews don’t want to see it.

It is on top of us and we don’t want to see it. A country with the deficit of over two trillion dollars, the biggest debtor in the world. If the Japanese would someday lose faith in the dollar, and stop covering our debts here, there goes the ballgame.
There is no relationship between Wall Street and the real world. The biggest gambling joint north of New Jersey. The economy here is in terrible, terrible shape. We’re losing jobs, we’re losing trades, we’re losing everything. And you sit there… Think carefully, especially young people.

Go home, go home. If you’re in college, this summer go to Israel. Who says every Jew has to be a PhD? Where does it say that? Why is it that every Jew has to be a doctor, an attorney? Where? Go to Israel, enroll in a yeshiva. If you don’t like it, quit, if you do like it, stay. And learn a trade, learn to work with your hands. Plant a tree in Judea somewhere, be a farmer, get married and have a dozen babies. Every one of those children is a gem to us, we owe Hitler two million babies. Pay him back, in this case interest is allowed. And then thirty years from now when you are sitting in your Jewish state, with your grandchildren in a settlement which has now become a town, and you speak to them how it was when you first came and how difficult, they’ll look up at you and tell you in Hebrew, What a grandfather, what a grandmother. Then you’ll know what Jewish happiness is. Go home, go home. We don’t need money, we need Jews.

from MAOZ

To the Jewish Community of the San Francisco Bay Area:

Jewish Club Maoz regretfully marks the changing of the guard at the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. We have previously opposed their support for giving away Jewish land for a `two-state solution’ to Arab aggression, funneling Jewish donations to support Arab causes in Israel, its blind and unyielding support for the leadership of the Israeli government regardless of its immoral expulsion of Jews from our homeland, and their treatment of YESHA Jewish residents as second class citizens.

The Federation claims to give `continuity to Jewish values’ (http://www.sfjcf.org/aboutjcf/OurMission.asp), but has consistently
ignored the three pillars of Judaism: Torah, Jewish People and Jewish Land. They have alienated the religiously observant of our community by forging political alliances with those who spit on our traditions.
The Federation uses funds donated in good faith by those who believe that they are fostering Jewish traditions to fund `progressive’ causes. We urge you to look on their own web site (http://www.sfjcf.org/howthemoney/programs/) to see for yourself just how Jewish the programs they fund truly are.

Many understand that the label `progressive’ is just a code word for `socialist’, which is an ideology in direct opposition to traditional Judaism. The `progressives’ have finally tipped their hand openly by the appointment of the new CEO.

Daniel J. Sokatch has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (JCF) effective July 15, 2008. He will oversee the Federation’s staff of 105, and its four satellite offices located in the Federation’s service areas and Israel.

With such friends, who needs enemies!

We urge the many who perform tzedaka in the tradition of our fathers to do so with open eyes. Investigate what is being done with your well-intentioned donations. If you truly support Jewish continuity, we urge you to give directly to organizations that you believe further this goal. Don’t fall for slick, big-budget advertisements or self-aggrandizing gala awards dinners. The money spent on that could be better spent on the true needs of our community.

Below is a little history on your new Federation CEO and his fellow travelers. You will notice a recurring theme of far left political
activism and the twisting of traditional Jewish values to whatever they now promote as `social justice’.

`Forward’ says this about him: http://dev.launch-box.net:10000/article.aspx?CID=1&ID=147

He’s mentioned in http://www.think-israel.org/neuwirth.peacecamp.html as part of radical left

He’s among the active supporters for Michael Lerner http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0211-09.htm

He defends Arab domination of the Temple Mount:
“Rabbi Jacobs, Sokatch and Dr. Maher Hathout, senior adviser to MPAC, concurred in denouncing Israeli right-winger Ariel Sharon for provoking the Palestinian uprising Sept. 28 when he walked on the Muslim’s sacred Haram al-Sharif.”


He is an avid supporter of illegal immigration to the US
Scroll down to “Jewish groups join rallies for illegals”


He is a supporter of Gay Marriage



He is a defender of anti-Israel Islamists


The Stalinist founded ACLU loves him



by Barry Chamish

[We deliberately refrained from voicing our suspicions about the suicide. Barry's arguments make sense. Suicide is uncommon among Arabs (the dead officer was a Druze) and in the tough Border Police.]

Call it an update. Twelve hours ago, a shot rang out near the goodbye ceremony for French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Ben Gurion Airport.
The band had just started up its loud farewell repertoire. At the moment Sarkozy, President Peres and Prime Minister Olmert clasped hands in unity for the cameras, a shot was heard. If anyone thought this was an assassination, security went out the window. Instead of jumping on their leaders, security rushed them to their cars and plane. Sarkozy was a wide-open target as he climbed to his plane.
But then the truth was learned. At the moment that the band began and the leaders shook hands for the cameras, a clever longtime soldier assigned to an elite Border Guard unit, thought, great time to kill myself. And just when he was in perfect position; 100 yards from the ceremony with a 400 yard range rifle, on a roof, with the politicians in his sites! Darn.
Plus, he didn’t just choose the right moment to die noticed, his dying post was perfect. If he shot himself from a roof, maybe he could arrange for his body to fall off the roof, too. And best of all for the full drama, he decided to kill himself in front of his, “guarding partner,” and two women soldiers who fainted and were taken to the hospital. Now, we have seen Israeli woman soldiers after countless ghastly, hideous terror acts, where their sense of duty prevents open shows of revulsion. They don’t faint. But today, TWO female soldiers fainted at the same moment and required hospital treatment, which would include terrifying scenarios of what would happen if they opened their mouths.
You see, the entire media was removed from the airport as soon as the shot was fired. No pesky “Kempler” films, which revealed the Shin Bet’s role in the Rabin murder, would suddenly appear, exposing the murderers, maybe this time for good. The eye-witnesses just needed coaching under duress.
Now if I was investigating this latest incident, suspect number one would be the victim’s partner. However, I know from my Rabin expose, the coverup has already begun in earnest. All relevant physical and ballistic evidence will be rigged to suit the crime and the eye-witnesses will become quiet, like the Rabin family.
I admit, this is early in the game, but still, from what you know about suicide, would anyone really kill himself on the job, without a note? Would he really wait for them to strike up the band to cover his shot? Some attention seeker. He shoots himself just as Peres, Olmert and Sarkozy are hand-hugging, but makes sure the band covers up the act.
There is nothing conclusive here. Just the proper balance of suspicion and intelligence so you take the official explanations with a hugely delicious special double grain of salt. You can bet on one thing though; Sarkozy will the last world President to visit Israel in a long while.

Officer’s family: He didn’t commit suicide
The dead Border Guard officer was identified as Raid Asaad Ghanan, 32, of the Druze village of Beit Jan. his family members refused to believe that he had committed suicide.
“We scornfully reject the claims that our son took his own life,” a family member said. “He was a kindhearted and happy person. He had a family and there was no reason for him to do such a horrible thing.”
The officer’s father, Asaad Ghanan, said that his son had left the house on Tuesday morning in good spirits.
“He had a family, he had friends, he had plans for the future and had no reason to commit suicide,” the father said.
Naif, Raid’s brother, said that the police representatives who informed the family of their son’s death, had told them that the circumstances of the incidents were unclear and would be probed by an investigating officer.
“It is unthinkable that my brother took his own life. We believe this was an accident, or even an incident in which my brother was accidentally shot by one of the security officials in the area.”

Open Letter of famous Israel writer Maya Kaganskaya:
“Doesn’t Jewish poet have the right to hate those who hate us and crave our destruction?! I am accusing the Israeli establishment of political sordidness and cultural blindness.”

On October 23, 2008, in Tel Aviv, Grigori (Gershon) Trestman and Sergei Podrazhanski will be put on trial. They are under indictment for incitement on the basis of racism, fanning the flames of inter-ethnic tensions, the demonization of the Arabs etc. The accused, Grigori Trestman, is one of the most
distinguished Israeli and Jewish poets, writing today in Russian, and his poetic reputation is high and
irreproachable both in Russia and in Russian speaking Israel. As far as the case’s co-respondent is concerned, Podrazhanski is accused as the publisher (editor of the newspaper “Vesti”) of the criminally-punishable text.
The text in question is a quotation (a few ironic/parodic stanzas) from the parodic poem “Lieberman’s Paradigm.”

“And the full fruition is a nightmare: the number of Israeli Arabs has gotten to above a million, and is still rising quite a bit. Look at them – everything goes dark before your eyes! I will say with all due respect to the Jews – Arabs work hard at nights in the name of replenishing the species. An eclipse of the moon ray, a breath of death, a trace of a plague? A (female) hare, a cat, a locust does not know such passion! And no matter that some prophecy happiness for us – the road to our grave is
being paved for us every night, every night, by the womb of the Arab woman.”

This trial, ludicrous to the point of unseemliness, has a political undertone (which is the overtone as well) obvious to everyone in Israel. In the current situation, with the possibility of early elections,
and the unusually intensified issue of impending territorial/political concessions, which in the view of a
sufficiently representative number of Israelis and foreign commentators are incompatible with Israel’s life, the reigning establishment is ready to do anything to suppress possible resistance.

The widely recognized leader of that resistance is Avigdor Liberman. No one doubts that this entire shameful action is directed precisely at him. But it’s even more shameful that a poet is being used as the means of delegitimizing this political figure.

Irony is not an obstacle, indeed has never been an obstacle to the seriousness of a text. Even setting aside the fact that, in the criminally punishable stanzas, Grigori Trestman simply translates into a poetical register a well-known statement of Arafat’s (An Arab woman’s womb is more threatening to the Jews than an atomic bomb), the very posing of the question is shameful and insane: “So, Trestman as a poet and Jew doesn’t have the right to hate those who hate us and crave our destruction?”

The popular left wing figure Yosif Sarid (and not only he), when he was minister of culture and education, proposed introducing into the curriculum for Israeli schoolchildren the work of the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, who called for the murder of Jews and the destruction of the Jewish state. The author of this letter regrets that Sarid’s desire has not so far been realized. The rising generation of Israelis should know those who hate them, instead of the childish, rosy rhetoric that’s crammed into them …
Precisely at a time when this comical case against was brought against G. Trestman for a poetic parody, a wave of Islamic anger washed across the world in response to the classic Western parody genre of the caricature. Western governments defended their culture, but the Israeli government (through its jurisdiction and at the direction of the Arab organization “Mosaua”) was prepared to show yet again its dedication to the “peace process” and make its latest sacrifice at the altar of “Israeli-Islamic brotherhood.” Apparently the Israeli government does not consider its culture to be Western.

This shameful case has been going on since 2005, and one would like to look in the face the government’s judicial adviser Meni Mazuz, on whose initiative this case was brought, and in the faces of the police officers who for more then three years concocted the case against the poet, and talk with them about poetry, freedom of creation and the right of every individual person to hatred.

There is a boundary of loyalty for Russian speaking Jews in regard to Israel. That boundary ends where a person’s honor and dignity are involved. The honor and dignity of the poet, of his readers and
admirers, indeed of free-thinking, independent citizens in general, have been dealt a blow.

And therefore: I am not asking for the defense of Grigori Trestman. I am accusing the Israeli establishment of political sordidness and cultural blindness.

From the point of view of the author of this letter, the aliah to Israel, agonizing as it is, will, after this case, turn into a mass outflow of Jews from Israel. And there will be no way to object to that.

Regardless of the court’s decision – guilty or innocent – the very fact of this judicial farce is shameful and disgraceful.

Maya Kaganskaya
The author is the recipient of a number of Israeli and international prizes.

by Barry Chamish

I asked you not to vote, but only a third of you agreed. So here is what is being connived for you wasting your time: The “nationalist” camp won sixty-five seats, while the “moderate” camp won fifty-five seats, including eleven Arab parties. The Jews swamped the “peace” camp. But that camp had one party that got the most votes, Kadima, and the nation’s president, Shimon “the Pieman” Peres, comes from Kadima. So, although the nationalist leader Binyamin Netanyahu could put together a government in a matter of days, the “moderate” leader Tzipi Livni will get the first shot at government-building by Peres. It’s going to take a pile of bribery and blackmail, but she’s going to cobble together a coalition including Yisrael Beitenu, Shas, Labor, and—get ready—if the fight becomes deadly enough, even their true ideological partner, the Likud.
Sounds bizarre; the loser becomes the winner? It’s nothing. I was in court, front and center, for the rigging of the 1996 Israeli elections by Netanyahu. Now follow closely—I rarely have the opportunity to be nostalgic.

On April 3, 1997, I was supposed to lecture at Hebrew University on Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin; the lecture was organized by my still formidable friend, Brian Bunn. As it turned out, the Labor Party, led by Knesset member Eitan Cabel and the secret service, Shabak, organized a violent rally against me that turned me into front page news. The intent was to humiliate me, but the result was the start of my new career as a political crimes writer. Not that I’m thanking them; they didn’t mean to and it’s an insecure life, although there are rewards, like you reading this.

The morning after the riot, I received a phone call from Yaacov Mor. He introduced himself as, “The economist for the Minister of Welfare And Social Affairs, Eli Yishai.” Today Yishai is the leader of the Shas Party. Mor continued, “But I previously worked for the Shabak. What I want to know is what you have that made the Shabak try to bury you.”
So I invited Mor to my home to see my evidence. Back then I had some eighty documents. Not the 2500 I ended up with, but they were devastating in proving Yigal Amir did not shoot Rabin. I had the police ballistics results showing that Rabin was shot at point blank, something Amir could not physically have done, and I had the hospital reports declaring that Rabin was shot three times, and once from the front, neither of which Amir was responsible for.
Yaacov was a naturally sympathetic fellow, and without hesitation I handed him my evidence collection, which he read in silence over the next half hour. When he finished, he put his right index finger vertically over his lips and used his left hand to guide me outside. When we reached the street, he said, “I’m not talking in your house. You have to be thoroughly bugged. Do you know those documents are authentic?”
I said I did.
“Then why didn’t you get a job in Nepal or have an ‘accident?’ Do you know how high up this murder had to go?”
I answered that I did know how high up it had to go.
“I’ll tell my Minister what I saw and I’m sure he’ll contact you.”
The next morning Eli Yishai’s secretary called me. “Minister Yishai would like to have your documents, and in return, he will give you the most important story of the Rabin assassination. Do you agree?”
Indeed I did. In fact, I would have given him the documents anyway; that’s how much I still believed in the inherent honesty of the political system. That would change for good in the next two days.
Bright and chipper, Yaacov picked me up for the cheery ride to building Kirya 3, opposite the Knesset, and home to Eli Yishai’s office. I made a little error, giving my documents to the secretary before I closed the deal. She guided me into a small office, closed the door, and I heard a vigorous conversation in the hall outside. Finally, the Shas Spokesman, Yisrael Sudri, then twenty-four or so (and I believe he holds the same job today), came in, shut the door behind him, and sat down.
“The Minister could not attend the meeting,” he announced, “But he wants you to know that he backs every claim I will make.”
A bit of a comedown, but I accepted the arrangement— like I really had a choice.
“It’s about the 1996 elections…Netanyahu didn’t win. Peres won by 3 percent just like all the polls had it. But the Likud had documents, and we think you’ve collected some of them. We’re sure of it, actually. In February of ‘96, the leaders of the Likud met the leaders of Labor for a frank discussion of the elections. The Likud presented the documents, then someone, we think Netanyahu, held a few in his hand and said, ‘If you bring up the name of Yitzhak Rabin even once in your campaign, we’ll release these to the media.’ Netanyahu lifted another bundle of documents and said, ‘If Peres wins our tv debate, we’ll release these.’ Finally, he takes all the documents and says, ‘And if Peres wins the elections, we’ll release them all.’
“Now, I don’t have to remind you that Rabin’s name was not mentioned once in Labor’s campaign and that Peres looked like a scary monster on the tv debate. But how could the election results be faked? We are going to leave you the name and phone number of a Tel Aviv law school PhD candidate. His thesis is on the ‘96 elections. He’ll tell you.”
I arranged to meet the PhD lawyer-to-be at a very empty and remote Tel Aviv restaurant. We sat in the remotest table and he made his voice inaudible at a range of five meters. In fact he almost whispered the whole meeting. As it turned out, it didn’t help.
“This Labor-Likud partnership destroyed over 160,000 votes for Peres, and replaced them with spoiled ballots.”
Back to the present. That’s almost 5 percent of the vote spoiled. In the 2000 elections, there was a highly publicized campaign to deliberately spoil votes as a protest, and ‘only’ 61,000 were spoiled.
“Think back to the election night. Peres was declared the winner by all the polls but refused to address and thank his crowd in Tel Aviv. But at midnight, a smiling Netanyahu addressed a half-empty rally in Jerusalem promising them that by morning he would be Prime Minister. Then at 2 AM, the revolution in vote change appears out of nowhere. By morning, Netanyahu has won. He knew the results were fixed.”
I added an obvious thought. “So the Likud’s documents proved Peres murdered Rabin?”
He gazed at the table and answered, “Is there another possibility?”
The lawyer-to-be added, “I trust you. I have strong proof that the vote destruction was organized by Interior Minister Chaim Ramon. Contact me tomorrow and we’ll meet again to see my thesis.”
The next day, he called me. “I got a phone call. We can’t meet.” I asked, “Do you mean today?” He replied, “I mean ever.” He hung up for good and I don’t recall his name.
But I told his story to audiences whenever I felt it was appropriate. The usual reaction was, “So why didn’t Netanyahu use the documents to get rid of Peres and Labor for good?” The answer is Labor and Peres have enough information on Netanyahu to have made this a one-election deal. That’ll do until and if the whole story is ever told by someone who was there.
Then, in Bet Shemesh in 2001, I told the story to a crowd of over eighty, and one response hit the jackpot. The man said, “I was an election poll supervisor and when the polls closed, we took votes for Peres out of the boxes and burnt them out back. We replaced them with spoiled votes and resealed the boxes. I never understood who allowed this to happen, but I didn’t want Peres elected so I played ball.”
As for story back-up, my Bet Shemesh organizer was David Morris. Another eighty people heard the truth about this man’s polling station at the lecture. As for Sudri, I chose to expose him after he appeared at Peres’ eightieth birthday bash. I was protesting outside when he appeared. I told him, “How could you celebrate Peres? I know what you told me?” He walked by, then turned around and shouted, “You’re ruining the country.”

So when I suggest that voting props up a political system run by murderers and their aiders and abetters, remember that when Shimon Peres gives Tzipi Livni the nod to form a coalition including Eli Yishai’s Shas Party. But if Netanyahu is somehow given the first shot, recall that he still holds the big cards on Peres.

by Barry Chamish

I knew Israel’s new ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren. Now normally, so what? But I have been flooded with letters, petitions and articles asking why this non-diplomat, with one irrelevant book in his CV, was chosen over dozens of high- ranking Foreign Ministry bureaucrats, who toiled for years hoping to be appointed to the highest posting on earth. Let’s summarize the confusion with a letter from a longtime source, followed by a phone call from him from Israel:

What an incredibly off the wall pick for ambassador. Absolutely no government service- and the only academic credentials he has is from Shalem Center.
The pick reminds me of Dore Gold but that was to the UN- not US Ambassador. At least had an academic record. Oren is a one time author of a conventional book on one event in Israeli history. What gives?

Why so off the wall? Well for one thing, he opposes, on paper at least, PM Netanyahu’s basic security positions:

Netanyahu’s candidate for U.S. envoy backs one-sided pullout
By Barak Ravid Haaretz Last update – 06:01 24/04/2009


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s candidate for Israeli ambassador to
Washington, Dr. Michael Oren, supports a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from
the West Bank and an evacuation of most of the settlements.

Oren, a visiting Georgetown University professor, said in a lecture there
last month, “The only alternative for Israel to save itself as a Jewish
state is by unilaterally withdrawing from the West Bank and evacuating most
of the settlements.”

To get to the bottom of the mystery, I have something personal to contribute. In 1979, Michael Oren and I were drafted into the Israeli army on the same day, arrived at the Bakkum Induction Center on the same bus, and became really good buddies in the two days we waited until we were assigned separate units. I ended up a sand-eating drudge and he got the best the army could offer, induction into the Mossad.
Michael looked tall, blond and gentile, so he was given a press card from the Kansas City Star, and toured Middle Eastern capitals as a journalist, not for Kansas, but for Israel. After our service ended, we met and, while I could only describe a bland time in the military, he described his tours of Iraq and Syria, the risks of being discovered, looking down on the Galilee from the Syrian POV, and, I remember this point most clearly, how good the food was in Damascus.
What my correspondents didn’t know was the Oren was not a nobody in the Israeli establishment, he was a Mossad, at least, asset, and probably much more than that. And the Mossad has decided to primp and prime him as a future Prime Minister for their purposes, though not necessarily for Israel’s good.
A relevant digression: Oren was not the first high-level Netanyahu appointment I knew in Israel. In 1997 he appointed Dr. Dore Gold his UN Ambassador and I knew him somewhat more than superficially. My piano playing pal Bob Blake was friends with the Wouk brothers, and I knew one of them, Joey from our days at Hebrew University. The Wouk’s father, Herman, wrote such hit books as The Caine Mutiny and War And Remembrance, the first much better than the second. The Wouk brothers were friends with Dore Gold and we all met at Bob’s apartment in the center of Jerusalem on numerous occasions. I liked Dore, I found out, more than he liked me, but I did not consider him UN ambassadorial material.
But once in his new appointment, I understood the reason for his advancement. He began writing articles, endlessly praising the personal advice and written diplomacy of Henry Kissinger. Gold was on board and with my different reading of Kissinger, we were now officially on two separate ships…his, the far more dangerous for Israel.
Two Prime Ministers who came out of Israel’s Washington embassy were Yitzhak Rabin and Binyamin Netanyahu. Kissinger was the primary American handler of both. Rabin began, in 1968, a modest kibbutz socialist and ended up going on the electoral stump for Nixon and Kissinger by 1972. During the Yom Kippur War of 1973, Kissinger told PM Golda Meir that if she wanted Israel rearmed, she would have to step down and somehow, appoint the political novice, Rabin, as her successor.
In September 1995, barely a month before he was murdered, Rabin told an unamusing story on Israeli tv. Apparently, Kissinger phoned him to complain about Netanyahu. It seems that he interrupted Kissinger the day before, asking Henry to alter his Golan Heights position. While I got the message loud and clear that both Israel’s PM and the leader of the opposition were run by Kissinger, Rabin viewed the story as something that passed for lighthearted.
Rabin was corrupted after he arrived in Washington, Netanyahu was pre-corrupted, but both saw their careers rise by associating with Kissinger’s think tank, the Council On Foreign Relations. And Israel pays the price with a government run by a mentality that has nothing to do with its people’s actual thinking. And though Israel just elected a right- wing government in a landslide, what they get are rulers about to fete a Nazi pope and, sending a talentless anti-religious cretin named Achinoam Nimni to the Eurovision, a big deal in Israel, but only on her condition that she invite an Arab to sing with her.
In short, voting is a waste of time and change is cosmetic. In Michael Oren, Washington took its first steps to sneaking him in to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, whether the Israelis or Netanyahu like it or not.
As for who Oren will listen to as ambassador; as everyone says, once in the Mossad, always in the Mossad.

by Rabbi Meir Kahane

It is the night of the Seder, the eve of Passover. The Jewish family, having been told by the child who attends the temple “religious school” that Jews celebrate the Passover with a festive meal, or perhaps having heard the temple rabbi or the local American Jewish committee ignoramus declaim the theme of Passover as being the national liberation struggle of all people and the brotherhood of Man (the love of the Gentiles and Jews), is gathered about the table. The room is filled with people, including gentile guests gushing over the fascinating Jewish holiday. The family has equipped itself with Hagadas so as to do the “thing” properly. They have finished the meal, and now the excited youngster (Scott, Brian, Kevin, or some such Jewish name) excitedly says “It’s time to open the door to Elijah. He comes to every Jewish house.” The parents smile; the gentiles smile—how similar to Santa Claus. And of course, they all rise as the child rushes to open the door. Jew and gentile alike chant the words prescribed by the hagada, the Biblical words of the Psalms, that proclaim:

Pour forth Your wrath upon the nations that do not recognize You and upon the kingdoms that do not invoke Your name. For they have devoured Jacob and destroyed his habitation. Pour forth Your fury upon them and let Your burning wrath overtake them. Pursue them with anger and destroy them from beneath the heavens of the Lord.”

My God! What to think! What do the gentiles in the room think?! What a litany of anger, and above all, vengeance! An open prayer and call for the Almighty to avenge Himself upon the nations, to destroy them for what they did to Israel! Is this Judaism? And did not the “rabbi,” the temple paragon of Jewish wisdom, the fount of Jewish knowledge, admonish us that Jews oppose vengeance, that is not a “Jewish” concept? And that is why we are supposed to feel ashamed sometimes at the conduct of the Israeli army? And above all, what will John and Kathy, the gentile neighbors think about the Jews? About us?

Ah, poor Jews; sad little Jews. Conceived in ignorance and born in Jewish know-nothingness. Raised in Jeffersonian and Kennedyan and Jacksonian (Jesse?) Democracy and all the westernized, gentilized culture that is America, and lied to and deceived, and defrauded by secular Jewish ignoramuses-leaders, and Reform-Conservative-Reconstructionist ones; people whose ignorance is so awesome that only their fraud surpasses it. The fraud that was created by the counterfeiters of Judaism is astonishingly awesome. They lied to the Jew because they could not bear to tell the truth to themselves.

Vengeance, un-Jewish? If so, let us cast out the Bible and Talmud as “un-Jewish.” The Lord is a God of vengeance; O God of vengeance, arise! (Psalms 94). And the rabbis say: “Yes, when vengeance is needed, it is a great thing” (Brachot, 3a). Or let the high praises of God be in their throat and a two-edged sword in their hand—to execute vengeance upon the nations…” (Psalms 58). Passover. A holiday that was created to commemorate the sanctity of vengeance; the punishment and the destruction of Pharaoh and Egypt that mocked and humiliated God by crying: “Who is the Lord? I know not the Lord…:” Vengeance sop that the world shall know the Lord and cry, “Verily, there is a God that judgeth in the earth…” And: “The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth vengeance, he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.” (Psalms 58) And why? For it is only vengeance that proves that there is indeed a God in the world, that there is good and evil and punishment for that evil. When the wicked kill and injustice reigns, surely the wicked cry out: “There is no God, for if their was He would punish me.” And the victim in his agony, agrees. When there is no vengeance and punishment and the wicked reign, God is pushed from his throne; it is the greatest Hillul Hashem—desecration to God’s Name, it is “proof” that there is no God.

And again, “The Lord hath made Himself known through the judgment He executes.” (Psalms 9) And of course, the Psalm that is read before the weekday Grace after meals, a Psalm that sends the gentilized Jews rushing from the table in horror:

“O daughter of Babylon that art to be destroyed; Happy shall he be that repayeth thee as thou hast done to us. Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock.” (Psalm 137).

And the Jews of Ashkenaz who created a prayer of vengeance in memory of the Jews massacred during the Crusades, a prayer that we read each Sabbath and that says: “May He avenge the blood of His servants which has been shed, as it is written in the Torah of Moses, the man of God: “O nations, make His people joyful! He avenges the blood of His servants, renders retribution to His foes, and atones for His land and His people…” And in the holy writings it says: “Why should the nations say, Where is their God?”

And for the hapless and ignorantly hopeless who raise the half-a-cup of a Talmudic saying that God refused to allow the angels to rejoice over the downfall of the Egyptians. Let us forever torment the fraudulent by insisting on honesty and the complete text of the Talmudic saying:

“It is true that He does not rejoice but He causes others to rejoice.”

Of course the Almighty, the totality of Compassion, the Father of all, grieves for his children—all of them. He does not sing. His angels, who are not of this world, do not sing. BUT THE JEWS SING—AND ARE COMMANDED TO DO SO. For the very same reason that the very same Almighty who does not sing, does destroy the work of His hands because they are evil.

Yes, of course He grieves that those who were made in His image have so perverted and destroyed the greatness of that image. That those who were made in the image of good were so evil. In His grief He does not have pity. He destroys them: He knows that evil and He cannot share the same world. And thus do the rabbis declare (Shmot Raba 23): “Then did Moses and the children of Israel sing,” this is what is meant by the verse (Psalms 9): “The Lord is known by the judgment He executes. This speaks of Egypt who God smote at the Red Sea.” And Shmot Raba 23: “Then did Moses and the children of Israel sing. This is the meaning of the verse (Psalms 93): “Your throne was firm from then.” Even though You exist from time immemorial, Your throne was not made firm and You were not made known in the world until your children sang. When You stood at the sea and we sang before You with “az”, then were your kingdom and throne made firm.

The incredible perversion of Judaism by confused and guilt-ridden Hellenists! Our rabbis tell us (Midrash Avchir): “And Israel saw the great hand of God” When the Almighty wished to drown the Egyptians, the Archangel of Egypt (Uza) said: Sovereign of the Universe! You are called just and righteous…why do you wish to drown the Egyptians? At that moment Gabriel rose and took a brick and said: “Sovereign of the Universe! These who enslaved Your children such a terrible slavery as this, shall you have mercy on them?” Immediately, the Almighty drowned them.”

Passover—the holiday that decrees the death and destruction of wickedness, and not coexistence with it.

And that, dear Jew, is why the Torah recorded for posterity the song of Moses and Israel as the Egyptians drowned in the Red Sea. Yes, collective punishment against the Egyptians, even the Egyptian maids and servants perished because they were happy with the oppression of the Jews. What can be said of the Arab masses in Israel who danced on the rooftops as the Scuds from Saddam landed in Tel Aviv?

There is no help for it. Passover is a holiday of sanctification of God’s name. Of vengeance against the wicked. If the temple rabbi is unhappy, let him stop templing. If the gentile neighbor will be embarrassed, do not invite him. If the Jew is troubled, let him hie himself to the House of Study, a genuine one, and learn real Judaism. Then he will celebrate Passover the proper way, the Jewish way. “Pour forth Your wrath…”

by Barry Chamish

Twelve years ago, I wrote the following famous edict:

Barry Chamish: Vatican plot against ISRAEL 1997

In March 1994, the newspaper Chadashot revealed a most remarkable secret of the Middle East “peace” process. A friend of Shimon Peres, the French intellectual Marek Halter, claimed in an interview that in May 1993 he delivered a letter from Peres to the pope. Within, Peres promised to internationalize Jerusalem, granting the UN political control of the Old City of Jerusalem, and granting the Vatican hegemony over the holy sites within. The UN would give the PLO a capital within its new territory, and East Jerusalem would become a kind of free-trade zone of world diplomacy.

Halter’s claim was backed by the Italian newspaper La Stampa, which added that Arafat was apprised of the agreement and that it was included in the secret clauses of the Declaration Of Principles signed in Washington in September 1993.

In March 1995, the Israeli radio station Arutz Sheva was leaked a cable from the Israeli Embassy in Rome to Peres’ Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, confirming the handover of Jerusalem to the Vatican. This cable was printed on the front page of the radical left-wing Israeli newspaper, Haaretz two days later. A scandal erupted and numerous rabbis who had invited Peres for Passover services canceled their invitations in protest of his treachery. Peres reacted by claiming that the cable was real, but that someone had whited out the word, “not”; in other words, the cable really said that Israel would “not” hand Jerusalem over to the holy pontiff.

Illustrating the sorry political state of Israel’s rabbis, they accepted this cockamamie excuse and re-invited Peres to their tables. However, in the widely distributed minutes of a meeting with Clinton in 1997, Peres reiterated his diplomacy, ending with the words, “as I had previously promised the Holy See.”

So what did the Swami Barry report? That Foreign Minister Shimon Peres had cooked up a deal offering the Vatican sovereignty over East Jerusalem and its holy sites. That the UN would secure and police the Vatican enclave. And that the PLO would be granted a national capital in the Vatican’s East Jerusalem territory.
So let’s see if my reporting panned out. Oh, you know it did to the smallest detail, but let’s read this week’s news from Jerusalem anyway:


Peres wants to yield sites to Vatican

President Shimon Hand-Over-Israel Peres is willing to hand over sovereignty of key Christian holy sites to the Vatican, a proposition that is reportedly opposed by Interior Minister Eli Yishai, and that has ruffled feathers among other senior government officials, Army Radio reported on Monday.

Beit Hanassi could not be reached for comment on Monday, as it does not issue statements to the press while the president is abroad.

According to the radio report, the president is exerting pressure on the government to give up sovereignty over six sites, including the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Coenaculum on Mount Zion, Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, and the Church of the Multiplication on the Kinneret.

The report quoted Beit Hanassi as saying that talks had been going on long enough, and that the time had come to compromise with the Vatican and come to an agreement.

On Sunday, according to the report, Beit Hanassi requested that the Interior Ministry sign documents ceding sovereignty. Yishai, however, refused.

“Every concession like this limits the Israeli government’s ability to function as a sovereign government in the area,” the interior minister was quoted as saying.
Former Meretz chairman Yossi Beilin, however, was quoted as saying that Israel had not behaved satisfactorily in recent dealings with the Vatican.

“We need to compromise with them,” he said.


(IsraelNN.com) Ten-year-long negotiations between Israel and the Vatican appear to be drawing to a close, with concerns rising that Israel will cede control of the building housing King David’s Tomb in Jerusalem.

The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission—a team of negotiators representing Israel and the Vatican—released an upbeat press release at the end of last week, speaking of “meaningful progress,” “great cordiality,” and a mutual commitment to reaching a final agreement “as soon as possible.”

Tellingly, a plenary meeting has been announced for this Thursday, April 30, at the Foreign Ministry. The meeting will be chaired by the two states’ deputy foreign ministers, Danny Ayalon and Monsignor Pietro Parolin. It is widely believed that the agreement will be signed then.

Church Demands Parts of Mt. Zion

The two states have been negotiating a treaty since March 1999 on matters having to do with Church-owned or Church-claimed property in Israel. Among the most significant issues under negotiation is the Vatican’s demand for the Last Supper room, located on the second floor of the ancient Mt. Zion building that also houses the tombs of Kings David, Solomon, and Hezekiah.

In addition, the Vatican is claiming areas around the Kinneret Sea, as well as in Caesaria and Jerusalem.

Hints and implications in the Vatican and Catholic press have long indicated that the negotiations are expected to end successfully, from the Catholic vantage point, in time for Pope Benedict’s visit to Israel two weeks from now.

Blueprint of an Agreement

A Foreign Ministry official confirmed in 2005 that a “blueprint of a possible agreement with the Vatican has been received.” The proposed contract, as Arutz-7 reported at the time, read as follows:

“The State of Israel hands over to the Holy See the use of the Cenacle [the room of the event known as the Last Supper, above King David's tomb - ed.], of the access path to it, and of the spaces adjacent to it… It is the Holy See’s intention to inform the Bishops—and through them the world’s Priests—that the Catholic Church has been given the use of the Cenacle, inviting them to visit the Holy Place together with their faithful… The Holy See hands over this use of the Cenacle to the Custody of the Holy Land [which acts on behalf of the Holy See]… [which] will keep the Cenacle open from 6 AM to 8 AM for the celebration of the Holy Mass… Official liturgical celebrations of non-Catholic Churches can take place only upon prior written permission by the Custody of the Holy Land.”

The proposed agreement also stipulated that the Holy See will preserve the historic character of the site and keep it open to pilgrims and tourists, and that Israel will provide for the safety of the site. The Foreign Ministry official said at the time that “Israel is not prepared to relinquish its jurisdiction over this area.” The world will find out later this week whether this position is still valid.

After Peres meets with Obama in Washington on May 6:


U.S. President Barack Obama told Jordan’s King Abdullah two weeks ago to meet with leading Muslim Arab countries and persuade them to accept changes in the Saudi 2002 Initiative, according to the London-based Arabic language Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper.

The report reflects the president’s swift action on the Middle East since he was elected last November.

President Obama’s major proposed alteration to the Saudi peace plan is for Arab countries to grant citizenship to approximately five million Arabs who are descendants of former Israelis while allowing them the right to move to a new Palestinian Authority country.

The Saudi plan calls for them to be allowed to immigrate to Israel, a suggestion that virtually every Israeli leader categorically rejects. President Obama also reportedly told the king that he wants the United Nations flag raised over holy sites in eastern Jerusalem, where the PA would have total sovereignty under the Saudi plan.

The president’s master plan calls for Arab countries to set a timetable for raising the Israeli flag in their capitals, a sign of recognition of the Jewish State. Simultaneously, the PA flag would be raised in Jerusalem neighborhoods, a move that would virtually make the Fatah-led government the de facto government in a significant portion of the Jewish capital.

by Barry Chamish

Here is a short overview of the Netanyahu-Obama press conference from someone who has attended other such rigged Presidential events in Israel.
We begin in 1978, at the press conference of Prime Minister Begin and Vice President Walter Mondale outside Begin’s office in Jerusalem. Back then the “sophisticated” rigging hadn’t begun in earnest, and I got to ask Mondale a question. Anwar Sadat had visited Jerusalem the year before and I had followed his tour as a press aide for John Keesler of the Miami Sun. Since then, President Carter made sure that Sadat got everything he demanded and Israel got nothing physical in return.

Now back then I didn’t know the game was fixed or that Carter was a member of the Council On Foreign Relations (CFR) or that Mondale was not only a CFR member but also a founding partner of their new sister organization The Tri-Lateral Commission. If only I had known, I would have framed my question differently. What I saw was an ever-smiling dope who clearly despised Begin, but portrayed himself as a friendly uncle here for a visit with his good pal, the leader of Israel. I saw through that, and asked him, “Are you more sympathetic to the Israeli or Egyptian negotiating position?” or words to that effect.

Wally dropped his smile and answered the inexperienced reporter as if dismissing him outright. “We don’t take sides. We are objective.”
Yeah, sure you were. Within a year Israel had signed away every inch of the Sinai and received a “peace” treaty that would be abrogated by Egypt in half a generation. Today, Egypt doesn’t have to risk its soldiers fighting Israel; it just supplies Hamas with Sinai-smuggled weapons and lets them do the dirty work.

But to understand what Netanyahu had to endure in his conference with Obama, we must go to Yitzhak Rabin’s joint press conference in Jerusalem with President Bill Clinton of the CFR. As fate would playfully have it, I made friends at the event with a Canadian Christian journalist who lived in Samaria, the recently departed Grant Livingstone. After the horrific conference was over he drove me home, and thereafter became a close confident and supporter of my work.

Grant overcame the odds and triumphed before Clinton and the world.
The Oslo “peace” Accord had been signed the year before and Rabin, without exaggeration, was thoroughly hated by a majority of his people. And that would have to be hidden at all costs. This press conference was staged to remove all signs of Israeli opposition to Rabin, Clinton, and Oslo. I sat in the second row, one row back and two away from Secretary of State Warren Christopher (CFR). I looked at his otherworldly face, noticed his ghastly wingtip shoes, and determined he was an alien from a far-off galaxy. Of course, that was my imagination. Only much later did we determine that it was true.

As Rabin and Clinton entered the room, not one Israeli got off his chair, but the entire White House press corps rose to their feet and gave them both an extended and phoney standing ovation, as they must have been instructed to do. These clowns were pre-selected to be the “reporters” for Clinton’s trip.

There were two mikes set up for reporters and I saw two Israel tv hacks stand behind each one. I got the message and stood behind one, second in line behind tv “reporter” Emmanuel Halperin. Grant saw what I did and got up to be third in line. My question would be about the Syrian diplomatic process, and Grant wouldn’t tell me what he was planning to ask. So while Clinton and Rabin read their prepared statements, I edited my question to the basics on, as I recall, a found napkin.

Then the press questions began, and not one was aimed at the open mikes. Instead, Clinton would point at a reporter, name him, and take the “unexpected” questions. “Yes Mary, do you have a question?” he asked. And the tiny old hag asked, “Yes, Mr. President. How would you characterize your trip so far?” And that was the toughest question he fielded all night. I drifted off as the endless session continued. “Helen Thomas here, Mr. President, how did you sleep last night?” I imagined in the blur of trivia.
Rabin was asked one, maybe two questions, but I caught what I thought was obvious to everyone. He was drunk. His feet swaggered, he slurred his words, and he held onto the podium for balance. It was a highly disturbing sight. And though it was noticed after, no one wrote a word of upsetting journalism about Rabin’s drunken performance.

Clinton’s arm must have been worn out from fielding marshmallows, because he finally agreed to accept questions from the mike. At the opposite mike, an Israeli reporter threw Rabin a softball. After his long-winded, inebriated reply, the conference-host announced that the next question would be the last. I turned to Grant and said, “We’ve been set up.”
He pushed Halperin away and asked Clinton, ” As a Christian, aren’t you afraid of the final price you’ll pay for forcing Israel to cede land to murderers?”

Silence, followed by a shocked murmur that spread through the White House “reporters”! Clinton’s face turned crimson. Hesitating, he started to answer just as the host announced that the press conference was over. Grant unrigged the show.

The whole nation was watching the conference, and as we walked to his car people recognized him, congratulated him, and actually applauded him. And not a word was written about the man, nor the question that blew apart the choreographed press fiasco of Oslo, Rabin, and Clinton.

The Obama-Netanyahu conference was even more staged than this. The room was small, the reporters handpicked and left standing for the cameras, for whatever psychological advantage there is in that. Netanyahu and Obama sat in a one-on-one “friendly” discussion. Netanyahu clearly had been previously threatened, and his face was ashen, but Obama was not in a nice mood either.

He wanted to start on giving away the ship to the Palestinians, while Netanyahu desired an Iran-first diplomacy. “But,” he reiterated, “Israel will not surprise America with an attack.” Like it could. To get to Iran, Israeli planes would have to overfly American-held Iraq, or America’s ally Saudi Arabia, at which point it would find itself in a dogfight with the American Air Force. Big concession.

They both stared each other down as they spoke, and they found excuses to agree on anything available. But they fooled no one. It’s endgame-for-Israel time, and Netanyahu tried to delay Obama’s final diplomacy. But so did Begin, and Carter forced him to betray his ideals. But so did Rabin, and Clinton got him to betray Israel’s basic security.

Now it’s Netanyahu’s turn, and give it time; Obama will make him betray his country or Israel is doomed to be friendless in this world.
That was the not-so-rigged message of the choreographed Obama-Netanyahu press conference.

Rabbi Binyamin Zev Kahane

The key question regarding the Holiday of Shavuot today is: Do we simply look at this holiday as the commemoration of an event that occurred 3,000 years ago, or is it perhaps something more?

On Passover, we say “that in each and every generation, one must see himself as if he left Egypt!” That is, though the original event itself took place thousands of years ago, every Jew is obligated to feel that he himself left Egypt. If such is the case regarding Passover, all the more so regarding the Torah itself, for which the sages say that “each and every day, it shall be in your eyes as something new.” The Torah is not some antiquated burden we must carry on our backs, adjusting it “somehow” to today’s reality. No. Torah was given today and for today. Yes, it was actually given today, for this very moment!

One who sincerely wishes to receive Torah today and in its entirety will find himself in the midst of a brutal cultural war. For in this generation more than any other, Jews are trying to prevent us from receiving Torah! What do we mean?

Lost in the muddle of all the campaign hoopla was a very significant event that dwarfs all others in importance. We are speaking of the declaration by the head of the Supreme Court of jesters, Aharon Barak, that any party which calls for changing the existing gentile laws of the state to Jewish law, is liable to be disqualified from running in the elections for the Knesset. (This declaration was made during a court decision concerning “Israel’s Right” party following a proposal by an Arab that the party be banned.)

In other words, any party whose platform includes the changing of Israel from a state of Jews to a Jewish State by making the Jewish halacha the law of the land instead of the present mixed multitude of British, Turkish, French, and Swedish laws—any such party is liable to find itself tabooed! And all this despite the fact that one attempts to make such changes by attaining a majority in the Knesset! Even this is forbidden. Why? Because Jewish law “contradicts the fundamental concepts of democracy and equality” since it discriminates between men and women, Jew and non-Jew, and is therefore “racist.”

There is nothing new under the sun. This process began in 1988, when Rabbi Kahane was banned because his platform included “racist” and “anti-democratic” halachot from the Torah. In 1992, the list was banned again for presenting the Tanach as its platform. In an appeal to the Supreme Court, endless sources from the Talmud and from the rabbis were brought down. The court determined that the sources brought down only strengthened the reason for disqualification!

When this occurred, we declared that the Torah had been banned, and this matter would not end there with Rabbi Kahane and his students. And it did not. In systematic fashion, the Supreme Court has succeeded in delegitimizing any motion that would aspire to change the direction of Israel to that of a Jewish state. Due to Aharon Barak’s revolutionary legislation, the Supreme Court today can even ban religious laws (as long as a kosher majority is attained). There is no doubt that a change in the “undemocratic” marital and divorce laws is only around the corner. Afterwards, the “discriminatory” Law of Return will come under fire.

The “Racist Bill” whose entire reason for being is to negate the Torah is an established fact, and it is what sent Rabbi Ido Elba to prison for two years for a halachic essay that he wrote. Rabbis sitting in jail is something we have already gotten used to—Rabbi Levinger and Rabbi Ginzberg are just two of the more prominent examples.

Who Is Guilty?

The Torah world which kept silent when Rabbi Kahane was banned is the guilty party. Guilty are those who were silent when Rabbi Elba was arrested, and are quiet today when one of the great men of self-sacrifice in this generation, Rabbi Levinger, sits in jail. Let there be no mistake: This is a war waged against the Torah world, and no one else will fight our battles. He who sits by quietly can not complain when his turn comes up. And it will come up.

Aharon Barak knows exactly what his goals are. The religious parties return some fire in the battle, but they have much more important things on their minds. They are preparing themselves for a return to their rightful places near the jackpot—awaiting the funds that will flow to them if they play their cards right. Only the Torah which they supposedly represent will remain discarded and nonfunctional. For day by day the Torah is being cut up. A halacha today, another tomorrow, until eventually they will officially stamp “censored” on the entire Torah!

Shavuot is the holiday that celebrates the giving of all of the Torah, without “forfeiting” on the halachot that sent Rabbi Elba to prison, or banned Rabbi Kahane and his students, or turned Jewish law in this country into something in dispute. Receiving Torah can sometimes be a struggle. “Right” or “left” is not where the battle lies. Even if the Likud wins the elections, they have made it quite clear that what was, will continue to be. Thus, the conclusion is that the real war standing before us is not between “right” and “left,” but rather between the Hellenists and the Jews.


Question: For quite a while you have been preaching that there is no significant difference between Labor and Likud, as proven by their past records while in power, as well as their campaign messages this time around. But what you fail to tell us is—whom SHOULD one vote for?

Answer: Our major goal is to bring forth the genuine Jewish Truth, the Jewish Idea—to the people. Not just a portion of the message, and not just a “realistic” part of the message, so to speak. Nor do we just convey ideas that the people will always grasp immediately upon hearing them. We are not politicians who have to try to show a pretty face before the public. And so we repeat that the election for Prime Minister is a race between Siamese twins. It is crucial to us that the people understand the painful truth that the Jewish truth was banned from participating in these elections, that we deemed these elections obscene from the very start. And part of the painful truth is that those who engineered the banning of Rabbi Kahane were not the left, but rather that “great hope”—the Likud!

As requested by many, we will bring the words of Rabbi Kahane, (May God Avenge His Blood), exactly as he said them immediately after he was banned in 1988. The Rav said that he is not a “guru,” and he doesn’t give orders to “Chassidim (followers)” how to vote. In any case, he RECOMMENDED putting an empty white slip into the ballot box, and for those who want to vote for someone, he suggested: Anything but Likud!

And let us add something else for those who want to vote for the Knesset. There is a party, a bit obscure, called “Israel’s Right,” which is a religious party with some good Jews in it. The very fact that the “Meretz” party tried to ban it for being “racist” is reason enough to identify with it. Its chances for success are not what interests us.

In any case, we must not despair. The salvation will not sprout from the Knesset ANYWAY, and we must start internalizing this fact. The alternative will come from outside that den of clowns, and it will overwhelm it. The salvation will come from those who do not nonchalantly accept the fact that the truth was banned, and life just goes on.

There is an alternative. And it won’t come from the Knesset, or anywhere near it…

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