Tamar Yonah is one of Israel's most popular English-speaking radio show hosts. She made Aliyah from Southern California and after serving in the Israeli army began a prolific career in radio, including production, news and program development. She was the original creator and producer of 'The Aliyah Show' and still works whenever she can in that field. Tamar is a political activist, wife and mother residing in Judea and Samaria and currently hosts the top-rated shows of The Weekend Edition & The Tamar Yonah Show. Her award winning blog covers current events, religion, politics and anything else that's on her mind.
When I first saw the title and blurb on this documentary, I scoffed, and said, "Oh no, not another conspiracy theory!" But then after watching this, I must say, it makes a lot of sense. If indeed we're talking about a multi-million dollar loss for a ruthless elite(s), and a British government that wants to stay in power, then it makes sense that they would have no problem with making a switch, and playing with people's lives - and belongings. Let's remember, in those days, most poor people who were coming to America never saw their family in Europe again. They would have taken all their most precious possessions, family sentiments, etc. with them on the ship. All of it would end up at the bottom of the sea, along with hoards of bodies, ....but millions of dollars is millions of dollars, ....and business is business, and politicians are easily bought.
If what this documentary alludes to is true, it is dastardly indeed!
Watch it, it will open your mind, and let you into a world you and I don't often get a peak into.
Guest Post by 'Dan, the Guy Who works with Leftists' who appears every sunday night on my show at 9:30pm Israel time.
Recently, the Israeli government has considered trying Judea and Samaria activists who report on the IDF's activity to residents of the settlements for espionage.
For example, if someone posted on a hilltop sends an SMS message to a resident of an outpost, "the bulldozers are on their way to your front door," he could be accused of spying.
In light of that report, we propose a new game show for Israeli TV, "Spy or Not a Spy."
Here is our host, Alex Quebec.
Alex: "Contestant #1, please choose your category: so-called 'human rights' activists, over-the-top knesset members, or sob-story journalists.
Contestant #1: I'll put 10 points on so-called human rights activists.
Alex: Your question is about Jessica Montell, director of B'Tzelem, who, according to Caroline Glick, colluded with the infamous UN Goldstone commission,
which investigated the IDF's operation Cast Lead against the terrorists in Gaza. Jessical Montell, spy or not a spy ?"
Contestant #1 answers: Let me guess, ah ah ah ..., a spy ? Buzzer sounds. Alex: I'm sorry, that is not correct, Jessical Montell has never been accused of espionage by the State Attorney's office.
Alex: "Contestant #2, come on down. What category do you choose ?"
Contestant #2, I choose so-called 'human rights' activists for 20 points.
Alex: your question is about Yariv Openheimer of Peace Now, which according to its own site, has a 'settlement watch' team which compiles reports on settlement activity. These reports are used by the US State Dept. and the EU to follow settlement construction. Is Yariv Oppenheimer a spy or not a spy ?"
Contestant #2 answers: "I say a spy." Buzzer sounds.
Alex: I'm sorry, that is not correct, Yariv Oppenheimer has never been indicted for espionage.
Alex: "Contestant #3 come on down. What category do you choose ?"
Contestant #3, I choose over-the-top knesset members for 15 points.
Alex: "Your question is about knesset member Hanin Zouabi who was aboard the Mavi Marmara ship, part of the flotilla headed for Gaza, in which IDF soldiers who boarded the ship were brutally attacked by militants on the ship, almost killing them. Hanin Zouabi, spy or not a spy."
Contestant #3: I guess she's a spy.
Buzzer sounds. Alex: I'm sorry, that is not correct. Israel's Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided not to prosecute MK Zouabi.
* UPDATE: Arutz 7 also reports on military troops coming into Israel. See the news report here. I also want to make the following more clear: The blog below doesn't necessarily mean that we will be occupied. It is based below on the article by Dr. Tabak whose sources and link is below. However, if there will be an 'occupation', it does not mean that it will be by the US. It could be NATO (as we just saw in Libya) or other international forces that could follow on the heels of the US Military, into Israel for whatever purposes - defense against Iran, whatever. It's just that once that door is opened and foreign troops enter.... it's not so easy to close it afterwards. In any case, with the PA wanting to declare itself a state, and the world pressing us to stop settlements, and people saying that the mid-east conflict has spread to their door, I think that Dr. Tabak's scenario is very interesting, and knowing from history about when we invited Rome in.... it merits watching.
Read this breaking news piece before the explanation which will be below.
The Centre for Research on Globalization just put out an interesting piece which was sent to me by one of my listeners. Here is their link and report:
BREAKING NEWS: The Pentagon to Send US Troops to Israel. Iran is the Unspoken Target
Blacked-out news story in America...
January 2, 2012. Jerusalem. In one of the most blacked-out stories in America right now, the US military is preparing to send thousands of US troops, along with US Naval anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel, to Israel.
It took forever to find a second source for confirmation of this story and both relatively mainstream media outlets are in Israel. With one source saying the military deployment and corresponding exercises are to occur in January, the source providing most of the details suggests it will occur later this spring. Calling it not just an “exercise”, but a “deployment”, the Jerusalem Post (see report here) quotes US Lt.-Gen Frank Gorenc, Commander of the US Third Air Force based in Germany. The US Commander visited Israel two weeks ago to confirm details for “the deployment of several thousand American soldiers to Israel.” In an effort to respond to recent Iranian threats and counter-threats, Israel announced the largest ever missile defense exercise in its history. Now, it’s reported that the US military, including the US Navy, will be stationed throughout Israel, also taking part.
While American troops will be stationed in Israel for an unspecified amount of time, Israeli military personnel will be added to EUCOM in Germany. EUCOM stands for United States European Command. ...
Iran recently made global headlines when it threatened to blockade the Straits of Hormuz if Europe and the US went ahead with their boycott of Iranian oil and the country’s central bank.One-quarter of the world’s oil passes through that waterway every day. President Obama has announced that a closure of the Straits was unacceptable and vowed to take whatever measures are necessary to keep the vital shipping lane open.
… Israeli officials suggested the flamboyant Iranian military drills this weekend were a sign that international sanctions on the country were taking a heavy toll and that any additional boycotts, on its banks or oil industry, would be crippling. [END]
This report above is quite interesting on a couple of levels. On one hand, militarily speaking, one of the tactics governments use to take control of another population is to re-deploy the local arm of law enforcement and/or troops to another area on the map (in this case, they speak about Israeli troops going to serve in Europe at EUCOM) and then replacing those troops with your own military/law enforcement. The reason for this, is that foreign troops on local soil are loyal to their own commanders, and not to the local population whom they did not grow up with and do not know and were never their 'good neighbors' and friends. I do not know if or how many Israeli troops/personnel could be transferred to serve under EUCOM in the EU, but sending any of our personnel to serve under a foreign force and on German soil is very disturbing to many here.
And what about on the ground in Israel?
Has the Foreign Invasion of Israel Begun? Those who have read and kept up with articles written by Dr. Yacov Tabak - the man who predicted (through examining Jewish texts) that our brothers and sisters would indeed be expelled from Gush Katif - and those who have listened to my show when I have interviewed him about this, may be fascinated to know that he talked about another possible future scenario: the foreign occupation of Israel. Hear the interview HERE.
Those who know history, know that Rome, the super-power of those days, was 'invited' to bring their soldiers into Israel to help with a power dispute taking place in the Kingdom. Soon after, Rome used that opportunity and put Israel under its own occupation.
"The last two Hasmonean rulers (from the line of the Maccabees) were two brothers: Hyrcanus and Aristobolus. Quarreling with each other as to who should be king, they hit on the idea of asking Rome to mediate in their dispute. And thus, in 63 BCE, Pompeii was invited to move his armies into Israel. "
In 2012, the interval between Jan. 15 and Oct. 07, Hoshanna Rabbah – the seventh day of Sukkot, is exactly 266 days – 38 weeks, i.e. the nine months of a human pregnancy. According to BT Yoma 10a, "Ben-David (the Messiah) will only arrive after the evil kingdom of Rome dominates the entire world for a period of nine months as it says in Micah 5:2 "therefore give them the time it takes for her to give birth." The events at the closing stages of the Redemption process will last the nine months of human gestation.
Since it is understood that the finale of G-d's victory over the nations at the close of the Gog and Magog War takes place on the seventh day of Sukkot – Hoshanna Rabbah, it is logical to seek the year when this interval is 266 days. 2012 is such a year. To read his article, click here.
Let us keep our eyes open and watch to see what really develops, this is getting interesting.
A curfew for youth? What is the world coming to? The world has already 'arrived' and it is not at a good station.
With all of our brainwashing of letting our kids 'find themselves'. With all of our brainwashing that if a person is from a 'minority' we cannot protest their evil - or WE are the intolerant ones. With all of those out there who say that our parents are old fashioned and friends are better than our 'old folks', I say, enough! Society today is getting rotten to the core with its lack of values and immoral behavior.
Good manners, personal hygiene, respect, and a good education will take one far. Society needs to take a turn towards decency. While I don't always like governments telling people what to do in their private lives, this mayor of Philadelphia is right in TEMPORARILY enforcing a curfew on it's city's youth to stop the flash mobs and fight crime and violence. What is a 13 year old doing downtown on the streets anyway after 9pm at night?
Though it's not easy to reign in kids, especially in this generation, I am rooting for Mayor Michael Nutter. As he says, SENSE cannot live in the same town as NONSENSE.
Watch this great speech and share your own thoughts. For me, I say, "How refreshing!"
Also, here in Israel, the religious/secular divide is getting ugly. Tolerance and respect are needed on BOTH sides. We don't live in an ivory tower, we live in the State of Israel, good or bad, easy or hard, to our liking or not to someone's liking. Therefore we need mutual respect between people, between brothers and sisters. We don't have to think alike, but everyone deserves some respect.
If a secular or other person gets on a bus that is provided by Egged as a Mehadrin bus, which is special there to serve the Haredi public, people who get on THAT bus should respect the customs of that public which it serves. If a Haredi person rides a public egged bus, they should be tolerant as well, as they are living in a country with different religious observance levels. An adult knows how to control and divert their eyes. If they do not want to have a woman sitting next to them where they may be in physical contact, especially when one of our Israeli bus drivers turn a corner at 80 miles an hour (grin), then 'Dan, the Guy who works with Leftists' who joins me every sunday on my show, offers his suggestions on how to avoid any situations that could involve touching someone of the opposite sex. Enjoy!
Many religious men have the problem of what to do when a woman sits next to them. A few solutions to prevent this situation.
1) The inflatable mechitzah (TM). Pull the tag, and it inflates to full size to separate you from the woman sitting next to you.
2) The NY subway approach: People who are afraid of being harrassed on the NY subway talk to themselves out loud, so others will think they are missing a few marbles and will stay away.
3) 10 raw cloves of garlic for breakfast.
4) Wear a fake beard, wires coming out of your briefcase, and mumble on the phone in Arabic.
Of course, the simplest solution is to sit next to another man.
'Miracles in Gaza' is the name of this very inspiring video. Like an onion, there are layers and layers one can peel to see different aspects of Israel. Right now, Israel just finished celebrating the miraculous and joyful holiday of Chanukah, and school has started back as of today. The news is rife with a group of violent Haredi extremists called the Sikrikim. We need more rain in Israel. The Arab Spring is turning into a winter. And in international news, Iran is still a major worry to Israel and the West. Peel away all the brown paper lining of the onion, and one remembers that G-d put the Jewish people here in Israel for a purpose, and He promises us that He will be with us if we keep the Torah. It's a miracle, that we in Israel can live, go to school, shop in malls, celebrate birthdays and weddings, barbecue in our yards, learn at universities, travel on vacation, and pursue our hobbies and interests, when we are surrounded by hundreds of millions of Jew-hating Islamists who want to slit our throats and throw us into the sea. It's a miracle that we are alive here, and even more of a miracle that we survive so WELL here with a special quality of life, despite the glassy-eyed, salivating, rag heads out there with sharpened knives that surround us.
While we have a lot we can worry or complain about, we have a lot we need to be grateful for too. We need to remember how blessed we are, and that living in this tough neighborhood of the Middle East, that G-d is still with us. We just need to look for Him. -And sometimes we can't help but see Him and His handiwork.
Now, watch this inspiring video, of how G-d accompanied our soldiers into battle. I don't think I got teary-eyed because my own son is now in the paratroopers. I got teary-eyed because I too can get distracted by all the 'buzz' of the news, the kvetching, the arguments, etc... and forget to see the bigger picture. You decide for yourself where you choose to stand, and what you choose to perceive when you look at life in Israel. But always remember, G-d is with you where you let Him be, where you make space for Him. He will even go into battle with our sons in Gaza.