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The Shamrak Report December First 2015
Disproportionate Response is Needed!
(Internet posting, author unknown, changes are made)
This is a time for solidarity and reflection, not politics. I can't help thinking about what French president François Hollande said, following the recent horrific Islamist terror attacks in Paris:
- "This is an act of war. Our response will be merciless."
Have I heard it right? Shouldn't he say:
- "Our response will be measured" or "Our response will be proportionate", or
- "Our response will show restraint and regard for innocent Caliphate lives while at the same time acknowledging that the Islamic State may have some legitimate concerns that will need to be addressed".
But I didn't hear that... None of it!
I didn't hear John Kerry calling for both France and ISIS to lay down their weapons and go to the negotiating table - as if they were equals.
I didn't hear the UN Security Council calling for an emergency session to pass a resolution condemning France for its "disproportionate" response, bombing a ISIS command center in Raqqa.
And the reason I did not hear any of that is because such a scenario during a war would be absurd, irrational and outrageous beyond measure.
People understand that, if indeed Hollande honours his promise, there will be civilian collateral damage. Not because France does not care about innocent lives, but because it is an integral part of Jihadi ideology to use women, children, the elderly and the infirm as human shields. There will undoubtedly be innocents in the Caliphate that will die as a result -- and ISIS will use its social media machinery to publicize that. And yet, everyone (except for the many Jihadi-sympathizers in the far-Left) understands this is simply the tragic reality of war.
In a moment like this everyone understands that the citizens of France have rights to live in peace, and that its government has a moral duty and an obligation to protect its citizens, regardless of the cost.
In a moment like this everyone finally understands, unfortunately only momentarily, that Islamism is a cancer -- and you don't coexist with a cancer, you don't appease a cancer, you don't make goodwill gestures to a cancer and you don't sit at a negotiating table with a cancer. You destroy the cancer or the cancer destroys you.
In a moment like this everyone understands that the only way to defeat evil is to stand up to evil.
Of course that does not apply to Israel - any country but Israel!
Regarding Israel common sense, logic and even international laws are disregarded and conveniently forgotten. Suddenly and quite predictably, the world understands nothing at all!
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
Some people write to me: "You can't blame all Muslims for what some Islamist 'nutters' do!" Iran and Saudi Arabia are not "nutters"! They are centers of two major branches of Islam. In spite of their mutual hate, those two major Muslim countries propagate ideology of world domination by Islam! They support, morally and financially, many Islamic terrorist organizations around the world. It began with the fight against Israel - they have been supporting Fattah, Hamas and other terrorist groups of so-called Palestinians for a long time. By now, they have moved their focus to Europe and the US! How many Muslim organizations or even Muslim individuals do you know who actively and openly condemn or protest against Islamic terror?
All Jews have been Smuggled from Aleppo!
We take care of our own -- while Arabs kill each other and imposed the burden and terror on other nations!
Unwilling and Short Praise of Israel from a 'Friend'
Speaking at the panel at the Halifax International Security Forum, US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work simply answered "yes" when asked by a panel member if Israel had done the proper thing regarding the Syrian nuclear plant. (Being cornered by a direct question he had no other choice but to say the truth)
'Friendly' Neighbour of Israel
Jordanian census officials were forced to remove Israel as a possible place of birth from census forms due to a huge public uproar on social network sites. Public figures, politicians and trade unions called for a boycott of the census, arguing that the reference to Israel erases the Palestinian identity and indicates a normalization of relations with Israel and the Jews. (They would love instead to "erase" Jewish identity and have no interest in normalization of relations with Israel!)
Another Missile Defence Success
Israel held the first successful operational test for Barak 8 missile. The system is to serve as protection against sophisticated missiles held by Hezbollah, like the Russian-built Yakhont (P-800 Oniks) - an advanced cruise missile system that Russia sold to Syria.
US Coalition Killed 250 Civilians in Syria
At least 3,952 people have been killed in the US-led coalition's campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Syria. The death toll included a total of 250 civilians. (Russia has killed even more civilians in Syria. Where is the international condemnation and outcries for "proportionate response"? Where are UNSC emergency meetings and resolutions?)
Result of Inaction and Procrastination
Iran is "closer than ever" to the bomb, and completing it would be "easier than putting in a contact lens," claims Hassan Karimpour, an adviser to Iran's Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani. This is after the Iranian regime has repeatedly vowed that it is not seeking a nuclear weapon, and spiritual leader Ali Khamenei has issued fatwas forbidding nuclear weapons! (The US prevented Israel from striking Iranian nuclear program facilities. As a result, after several years of deliberately procrastinational 'negotiations', the world is facing a threat of nuclear-armed Iran!)
Disproportionate Investigations Impair IDF Morale
Field commanders in Judea and Samaria have complained to battalion and brigade commanders that they do not receive the backing of the military apparatus with regard to investigations of incidents in which soldiers shoot at rioters. "In each event that involves killing a civilian who was not involved in terrorism, the Military Police opens an investigation," the field officers said, asking: "But since when are investigations launched against soldiers who fired at Molotov cocktail throwers, or key instigators, who got killed? Who determines what's life threatening? Who says a Molotov cocktail thrower is uninvolved?"
UGLY SIDE of the PA TERROR PROPAGANDA
Youngest Palestinian assailant, age 11, explained why he and his cousin attempted to kill a train guard: "I wanted to die a martyr."
Insanity and Stupidity of IDF Command
Israel's security apparatus has formulated a range of benefits for the Palestinian Authority, which include providing additional weapons to the PA security services and considerable relief in issuing permits to PA Arabs seeking work in Israel. (They still don't get it, all so-called Palestinian groups have one common goal - destruction of the Jewish state!)
Erdogan hit out at Russia, arguing that their military campaign is targeting many groups opposed to Syrian president al-Assad, and not only Islamic State. "Daesh (Islamic State) terrorists are not present in the area where Syrian Turkmen are living. Nobody should try to lure people. Only Syrian Turkmen who are our relatives are living in that region. They are ostensibly striking against Daesh but they are hitting Syrian Turkmen and Syrian Turkmen are trying to defend their land." (Erdogan did not care about Turkey attacking Kurds, who are effectively fighting ISIS, in Iraq and Syria!)
Nuclear Deal with Iran is anti-Israel Scam!
The Obama administration has disclosed to Congress that this summer's controversial nuclear arms agreement with Iran was never signed and is not legally binding. The agreement, as submitted to Congress in July, does not bear the signature of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Congress took a series of votes in September on the deal, but never formally approved it -- a step that was ultimately considered unnecessary by the White House since President Obama could have vetoed any attempt to strike it down. (IAEA head Yukiya Amano warns he cannot guarantee that all of Iran's nuclear material is dedicated solely to peaceful activities.)
Israeli Spiders are on Attack in Colombia.
Kibbutz grown spiders are a natural pesticide to fight enemies of crops in Colombia. A national religious kibbutz located in the Jordan Valley has grown spiders that will be flown to Colombia, fight enemies of crops. They are kept refrigerated and then reproduce after being released in warm air at their destination. They will be multiplied to 600 million to eat up spiders half their size.
Quote of the Week:
"Hamas leaders in Gaza welcome the murder of Jews, urge Palestinians in the Hevron hills to disassemble security cameras in order to make it difficult for security forces, and send the Palestinians in Gaza to confront Israeli soldiers on the border fence. They, the leaders of Hamas in Gaza, do all of this out of the certainty that the Prime Minister and Defense Minister granted them immunity and no one will hurt them, and this is the result. This is not how you fight terrorism." - MK Avigdor Liberman, Yisrael Beytenu chairman.
The Shamrak Report 24th November 2015
The Israel's Biblical Land Titles
by Steven Shamrak
Christianity and Islam insist they have inherited the Jewish tradition and believe in the monotheistic G-d. All three religions include Torah (Old Testament) as the written word of G-d. It is considered a great sin to disobey or falsify the words of the Almighty! I would like to present for your perusal two biblical land titles:
"Sarah died in Kiriath Arba (Hebron)..." "Avraham weighed-out for Ephron the silver that he spoke of in the hearing of the sons of Cheis, four hundred silver shekel, negotiable currency." "This became Avraham's (possession) through a purchase before the eyes of the sons of Cheis..." (Genesis 23:2, 16, 18)
Abraham made sure the purchase of land at Hebron was recorded as a legal sale, not as a gift.
"Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, to you have I given it, as I spoke unto Moses. From the wilderness, and this Lebanon, even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the Great Sea (Mediterranean sea) toward the going down of the sun, shall be your border." (Joshua1:3, 4; Re: Deuteronomy 11:24)
"This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families." "Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; unto the Brook of Egypt, the Great Sea being the border thereof." (Joshua15:20, 47)
Religious people believe that all that is written in the Torah by G-d is purposeful. Therefore, if you are a Jew, Christian or even Muslim you must accept the will of G-d and recognise the right of the Jewish people to live on all the land given to them by G-d! Otherwise, you have been living a life of self-deception or hypocrisy.
The Agence France Presse Erases Terror Attacks on Israel
French press agency (AFP) published a chronology of worldwide Islamist terror attacks. But in the list of bloody attacks spanning from the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York up to the weekend's carnage in the French capital, one country that saw more attacks than the rest combined was strangely absent -- Israel!
Five Jews are Killed in Terror Two Attacks
Five people have been killed and up to a dozen injured in two attacks by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the Gush Etzion. (There is an urgent need for 'disproportionate' response!)
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
How to spot an anti-Semite? - They usually ask "Why are there so many rich Jews?" They never ask "Why are over 22% recipients of Nobel Prize Jews?" (Note: there are 14 million Jews, less than 0.02% of the world population) So, why are Jews so disproportionably successful in business, science, agriculture, military, medicine, computer technology and communication, and other vocations? And this is in spite of chronic discriminatory treatment by most countries and international organizations!
Pollard Released from US prison
Jonathan Pollard set free from North Carolina prison in middle of the night after 30 years behind bars. Pollard's lawyers appealed the terms of his release including an ankle bracelet with 24 hour GPS monitoring, and tracking of his and his employer's computer systems. (Most Soviet spies did not spend so much time in US jail! They caused real harm to the US. Pollard gave Israel information on Arab countries, which the US should provide the ally.)
Only Re-Unification of All Eretz-Israel will Work!
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted at the possibility of an Israeli annexation of parts of the Judea and Samaria. "There's all sorts of unilateral moves and sorts of directions. Wait and see. And they're not necessarily in the direction that people think," he said, refusing to elaborate. Netanyahu first raised the notion of unilateral steps, when asked about his plans to prevent Israel from becoming a binational state should a two-state agreement with the Palestinians continue to prove elusive. (The two-state, as our enemies see it, will never become reality. Partial annexation of Judea and Samaria is a step in the right direction!)
PA Ambulance Doesn't Help Dying Jews
Israel's UN ambassador, Danny Danon, wrote to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, demanding a condemnation of the Palestinian Red Crescent, following the revelation that the organization's ambulance was at the scene of the shooting attack near Chevron but the paramedics did not treat the wounded Israelis. This is a flagrant violation of international law! (As expected, the anti-Semitic ICRC rejected the claim that Red Crescent ambulance ignored Jewish terror victims! The organization is still operating under its old name "Red Cross" symbol, even in Muslim countries' war zones, not "Red Crystal" it adopted ten years ago. Only Israel has to use the crystal. The anti-Semitic organization won't let them use the Red Magen David.)
Canadian Love for Israel didn't Last Long
The new government in Canada headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made it clear how much Israel lost a friend after last month's elections that ousted Stephen Harper. The new Liberal party Foreign Affairs Minister, Stephane Dion, said he will try to improve relations with Arab countries in the Middle East in order to play "honest broker." (Israel has seen those Jew-hating 'honest brokers' before -- the list is too long!)
Arab in Israel Supporters of Islamic Terror
Survey shows 42.2% of Arab citizens support or are activists of outlawed pro-terror groups, 18.2% of Muslim Arabs say ISIS isn't terror. No less than 57% of Arab citizens of Israel say they feel the radical Islamic Movement in Israel faithfully represents them.
Hungary Said No to EU anti-Semitism!
Hungary will not place special labelling on products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto characterized the European Union's decision to affix special labels on such products as "irrational," saying that it will not contribute to a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and it could cause more problems and damage.
Existential Rift Between Jews and Arabs
The Israeli Democracy Index 2015 shows that 42% of Jews believe that Israeli Arabs support the state's elimination; 37.5% of Jews believe the government should encourage Arab emigration from Israel. (After so many years of fake co- existence and political correctness Jews of Israel finally realise the impossibility of pleasing the enemies!)
Executions at a 20-year High - No 'Outrage' or BDS
Saudi Arabia has executed at least 151 people this year, the most since 1995 and far above the annual figure in recent years which rarely exceeded 90.
Truth Hurts, but Must be Said!
"Obama's attitude to Netanyahu's speech is what modern anti-Semitism looks like in Western liberal countries," wrote Baratz. "And it of course comes with a lot of tolerance and understanding of Islamic anti-Semitism. So much tolerance and understanding, to the point of being willing to give them the atomic bomb." A State Department spokesman said that the US found the comments both "troubling and offensive." (Good! Jews also found the anti- Israel, if not anti-Semitic policies that have been conducted by the presidents of the United States since the inception of the Jewish state "troubling and offensive!")
DEMOLITION LAW WORKS!
The father and brother of a PA terrorist who shot dead two Israelis were the ones to inform the Israeli authorities of his involvement, in a bid to prevent the family home being demolished.
US Won't Recognize Israeli Sovereignty in Golan
Washington rejects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion to U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the possibility of U.S. recognition of Israeli rule over the Golan Heights. (The Golan Heights were part of Palestinian Mandate, which was designated to formation of Jewish state -- Eretz-Israel. It was illegally ceded to Syria in 1922. Israel recaptured it in a defensive war. By all international legal standards it is integral part of Israel!)
New Radar System
Israel's new "Terra" radar system, unveiled, is designed to identify every enemy missile, satellite or aircraft from a distance of thousands of kilometers. The system consists of two different types of radar that complement each other. The two "Terra" radars provide a combined range of 320 degrees and they can operate alongside one another or far apart.
Arab anti-Terrorism Does not Last Long
Earlier this year, Jordanian cleric Ali Hasan Al-Halabi said, in response to a question, that it is not permissible to kill Jews in Palestine as "there are shari'a agreements that protect people's rights and lives." He argued that "our brothers in Palestine tell us that the Jews do not attack anyone who does not attack them." But on November 3, in the new videos, Al-Halabi referred to Jews as "the brothers of apes and pigs" and said that Jihad against them is a duty, but that the Muslims are not up for the task right now, and must prepare first.
Chabad Zionist Re- Awakening
At the annual Chabad Lubavitch International Shluchim Conference, Rabbi Joseph Gerlitzky, head shaliach (emissary) to Tel Aviv, sharply denounced the two state solution and blamed the proposal to divide the Jewish state as being responsible for much bloodshed. (Let hope that Chabad has returned to the Zionist teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe!)
European Labelling is anti- Semitism!
There are thousands of regions around the world subject to a certain sovereignty conflict, and in hundreds of them the EU itself does not recognize the sovereign government. In many of these regions, there are even United Nations resolutions which define them as "occupied" or "conflict regions", like the Kashmir region and Tibet. Of all these, Europe chooses to label products from one region only - Judea and Samaria. (EU Breaking EU Laws Against Product Labelling!)
Answer to European BDS
Yoav Schwartz, 46, owner of a wine shop in Bnei Brak, decided to respond to the EU's decision to label products from the West Bank and the Golan Heights by taking European wines off his shelves and replacing them with those made in Judea and Samaria.
Should Israel Share Intel with France?
If France and the rest of the EU want life-saving Israeli intelligence and security information, they need to end their formal discrimination against Israel. The European Commission -- the EU's executive arm -- decided on Wednesday that products from Judea and Samaria (the so-called territories) won legally under international law by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War can no longer be sold in the 28-country EU as having come from Israel. (We are Jews -- we do care!)
Quote of the Week:
"All the current troubles in the world are all because of that shitty little country Israel. Why should the world be in danger of World War III because of those people?" - Daniel Bernard, French Ambassador to England, December 2001 - Even now, I doubt that they have changed their anti-Semitic views!
Luxurious Life of Privileged Refugees
(Please, click on the article heading to see the side of 'poor Palestinians' life the international press deliberately does not report.)
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) defines a refugee as someone who, "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country."
The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) defines Palestinians as "persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine during the period 1 June 1946 to 15 May 1948, and who lost both home and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 conflict." The descendants of male Palestinian refugees, including adopted children, are also eligible for registration. When the Agency began operations in 1950, it was responding to the needs of about 750,000 Palestine refugees. Today, some 5 million Palestine refugees are eligible for UNRWA services.
This unorthodox UNRWA definition of "refugee" eternalizes the Palestinian refugee problem. Sixty-three years is time enough for three, perhaps four, generations. Imagine the grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Jewish refugees who came to the US after the Holocaust referring to themselves as refugees.
Moreover, given the UN definition of a refugee is someone "outside the country of his nationality," how can there be refugees living within the Palestinian Authority (the fake country, which international anti-Semites so happily recognised)?
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