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Steven Shamrak is a 'Politically Incorrect' and an unashamedly
'Pro-Israel' report that brings together various pieces of news from a
variety of sources to demonstrate the inherent racism involved in the
politics of the Middle East. (Comments in brackets are made by Steven Shamrak)
Israel under Threat from all Sides
Middle East is back on the agenda. Israel's military chief of staff
reportedly warned this week that an increase in rocket attacks against
Israel might lead to a large-scale military operation in
Hamas-controlled Gaza. Additionally, Israel's defence minister warned
of a possible Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear program
after the international nuclear watchdog agency reported that Iran
conducted secret weapons-related tests and may be close to developing a
Lt.-Col. Avital Leibovich, the head of the
international media division of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), told
CBS News that the Israeli military now needs to deal with several
fronts, where in the past they have had only one.
in a regional environment altered by the "Arab Spring," Israel 's
borders with Lebanon, Gaza, and Syria pose the greatest risks to its
population and the IDF. On the northern border with Lebanon, Israel has
to contend with the Shiite militia Hezbollah, which stores its weaponry
under civilian villages in the south of Lebanon. Near Gaza, Israeli
citizens now face missiles fired from the Hamas-run enclave that can
reach farther into the Jewish state than ever before. And in Syria,
uncertainty surrounding the fate of the embattled Assad regime, which
last May organised mass marches on the Golan Heights border with Israel.
use of civilian populations as fronts for military operations, is one
of the most difficult developments. "Basically we can see a phenomenon
which is becoming stronger and stronger in the recent region in which
civilians serve as human shields. We've seen it in Gaza, and we see it
now in Lebanon ," she said.
Quote of the Week:
- "Many people,
especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth,
for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or
for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it,
speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the
truth is still the truth." - Mohandas Ghandi
Export of a New Libyan 'Democracy'
Libyan Muslim Brotherhood mercenaries arrived in the Gaza Strip from
Tripoli . They arrived at the wheels of minivans on which were mounted
the new Grad multiple rocket-launchers which Palestinian terrorists
fired for the first time last month. The 50 mercenaries did not bother
to paint over the Libyan national colors or replace the trucks' Libyan
Anti-Israel Schizophrenia of Academia
University of Colorado stated that investments in companies that do
business with Israel will continue despite disputes over Palestine. In
June members of the University of California faculty and Students for
Justice in Palestine formally announced the launch of the "UC Faculty
Divestment Campaign" with a press conference on the UC - Berkeley
campus. Almost 126 UC professors have signed the Faculty Petition for
Divestment from Israel.
Why Must Israel Tell about her National Security Plans?
has refused to reassure President Barack Obama that it would warn him
of a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear infrastructure. Obama was
rebuffed when US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta wanted an unshakable
guarantee that Israel would not carry out a unilateral military strike
against Iran's nuclear installations, suggesting that Israel no longer
plans to ''seek Washington's permission'', sources said. Alarmed by Mr
Netanyahu's noncommittal response, Mr Obama reportedly ordered the US
intelligence services to step up monitoring of Israel to glean clues of
- (Why is it OK for the United States to spy against
Israel? This friendly country is still holding Jonathan Pollard in
prison for providing Israel information, which THE ally supposed to
Israel Curbing Foreign anti-Israel Political Funding
Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill that would limit
donations by foreign governments or international bodies such as the
United Nations or European Union to 20,000 shekels, or about $5,200,
Israel Paid Syria $100 Million for Golan?
paid Syrian President Bashar Assads grand-uncle $100 million for the
Golan Heights before the Six-Day War in 1967, said Dr. Mahmoud Jame, a
former close friend to assassinated Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. Dr.
Mahmoud Jame said Sadat was briefed on the deal.
Only 2-3 Months Left for Military Option
intelligence reaching US President Barak Obama is that by April, Iran
will already have five nuclear bombs or warheads and military action
then would generate a dangerous level of radioactive contamination
across the Gulf region, the main source of the world's energy. The road
of diplomacy, favoured by Moscow, has proved worse than ineffectual. Its
only result was to buy time for Tehran to carry on with its military
atomic project free of international pressure. Recently Obama said: "We
are not taking any options off the table. Iran with nuclear weapons
would pose a threat not only to the region but also to the United
States. " This was the first time the US president had called a
nuclear-armed Iran a threat to the United States.
Too Many Empty Reaffirmations
President Joe Biden stressed President Barack Obama's commitment to
Israel and the continued support of the US during a fund-raiser in
Detroit. Biden spoke at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah Dinner, in front of
hundreds of supporters of what is touted as the largest Jewish school
system in the state. Tickets started at $250 each.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
is nothing more delusional as belief in a notion of political
friendship. All countries are looking for their own interest, forging
temporary military, political and economic alliances. Israel must be
particularly aware of it, considering history of the noxious treatment
Jews received from others, and pursue its own national interests, as any
sovereign country should, in securing the future of the Jewish people.
Kenya PM asks Israel for help fighting terrorists
prime minister is seeking Israel's support in stopping reprisal terror
attacks by an al-Qaida-linked militant group Kenyan troops are pursuing
in Somalia. Israeli security forces are among the best in the world in
dealing with terror threats. Kenya last month sent hundreds of troops
into Somalia to pursue al-Shabab, whom it blames for attacks and
kidnappings in Kenya.
Why would Britain Care?
heading for a potential rift with Israel over plans for legislation
designed to curb foreign funding of so-called human rights and civil
society organisations that are mainly critical of government policy.
Matthew Gould, the British ambassador in Tel Aviv, has already taken the
unusual step of warning Ofir Akunis, the architect of the bill, and a
Knesset member in Mr Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party, that the measure
would reflect badly on Israel.
- (In a current bad economic environment
one would think the UK would be happy to reduce its 'foreign aid')
Declining Number of Israelis who Enlist IDF
to statistics presented by Major General Orna Barbivai, head of the
IDFs Manpower Directorate, by the year 2020 about 60% of the Israeli
population will not be serving in the army. The data for 2011 indicate
that as of today, every second citizen in Israel does not enlist in the
IDF. At the same time, t he IDF expects a sharp increase, about 25%, in
the number of religious girls who opt for full army service in the
- (Disillusionment and the absence of direction and political
will to achieve the Jewish national aspiration could be major reasons
for this decline.)
Look Who is Talking:
"No regime can
survive by killing or jailing. No one can build a future over the
blood of the oppressed." - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan,
signaling that he is fed up with Assad's response
to the uprising - Doesn't Turkey still kill and jail Kurds, while
occupying their land? Turkey has not come clean and 'forbids' other
countries to even acknowledge the genocide of up to 1.5 million
Armenians by Ottoman Turks and Kurds between 1915 and 1923.
Jam, Spoof and Hack Iran First
by Spencer Ackerman
Iran's nuclear program
inspires perennial rumours of an Israeli air raid. No one really knows
if one is coming. But if it does, it wont be a conventional bombing run.
Israel has quietly developed powerful jamming, spoofing and electronic
weapons to confuse the mullahs before, during and after an attack.
combined squad of Heron drones, manned electronic attack planes from a
unit called the Sky Crows and fighter jocks in F-15s and F-16s would
execute the attack on Iran s nuclear facilities. The Israeli team will
spoof the radars on the Iranian air defence weapons, telling their
monitors that either no planes are in the sky or hundreds are. A
separate spoofing effort will disrupt cellphone networks. Then the
Israelis will hit the Iranian militarys command network with a
distributed denial of service attack...
Israel may have already given its joint electronic-air attack a test run. In 2007, when it bombed Syrian nuclear facilities, Israel reportedly remotely disabled the tripwires on Syria 's air defences. Reportedly, it pumped the sensors on those air defences full of data streams that the sensors think are commands from the systems administrator.
U.S. has looked at Israel's electronic warfare weapons with interest.
The Navy wants its forthcoming next-generation jammer to do many of the
same things - especially inserting malware
into an adversarys command network . The Pentagons chief information
officer has launched a study into how the military safeguards its own
electromagnetic spectrum from infiltration or attack. If there is an
Israeli attack on Iran, US military planners will probably be taking
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