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      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.

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      Av 16, 5769, 8/6/2009

      Puppies & Snakes

      by Tamar Yonah

      I walked into the back room and my two older kids were watching the news. "Ima, (mother) look at this news report."

      I stopped what I was doing and stood to watch a clip that Israel's channel 10 news showed of a Lebanese military training camp.  They showed the usual 'tough guys' in camouflage uniform running through obstacle courses and looking macho.  Then they showed how youth were coming there after school to train as well.  They were way underage; some looked like they were only 13 years old.  The kicker here is what the young men did next to show how tough they were to the others.

      As they were lined up, a big box was brought out and opened up in front of them.  Inside the box were live, slithering snakes.  One of the head soldiers there bent down and pulled out the snakes, handing them to the other 'youth' there, and holding them in tow, almost on cue, they all brought their faces down to the snakes and took bites out of them and ate them while they were still alive.

      Don't believe me?  Watch this (shorter version) video, but I am warning you, it is graphic.

      (It looks like they now removed this video.  However, I found this link and it can be viewed here at MEMRI.)

      These are the enemies Israel has to contend with.  And the interesting thing here, is that Lebanon is considered to be one of the more 'moderate' Arab countries.

      Can you imagine what the more intolerant Arab countries do????

      I remember years ago watching another news report showing how – I think it was kids from the Palestinian Authority- were all lined up in a court yard in different rows.  They were kids, I'd say between 7 and 10 years old. My memory is foggy, because it was so awful, I didn't want to remember.  But what I recall is the news showing these kids – also in some type of uniform, boys, and girls, but in separate sections, holding the cutest little puppy dogs. They must not have been more than a couple of months old, if that.  Now, if I remember, these kids were given these puppies to care for, play with, feed, etc…  After a month or so, at their (graduation?) ceremony from their military training, they came with their little puppies that they playfully held, and at a count and then an order from their leader, were instructed to either break the puppies' necks, or to strangle them.  Either way, the result was the same.  I recall something about them chanting in Arabic, ""This little dog is like a Jew. This is what I do to Jewish dogs."   And then, hands around the neck, they twisted it and broke the neck or strangled them.  I don't remember, I don't want to remember.

      What does it take to get a kid attached to a cute little puppy, and then order them to kill them with their own hands? Did they give names to their puppies?  These 'people', the International community tells us, are supposed to be our peace partners.  These are the 'moderates': Lebanon and our 'Palestinian Peace Partners'. 

      How should Israel respond when these are the enemies she has to contend with?

      Who's the puppy and who's the snake?

      Av 15, 5769, 8/5/2009

      Laugh, or Cry

      by Tamar Yonah

      I really, really, really, am not trying purposely to bash or target Obama. It's more what he stands for, his policies and his political beliefs. He may be a real nice guy personally.  A guy, well, a guy you'd just want to sit and have a beer with! (wink)

      It's just that the news is moving so fast with all the 'changes' he is making. The news just keeps flowing into my inbox, and try as I may, I just can't ignore these 'changes' he is making.  I MUST report them to you, at least as much as I have strength for.  Here are three gems that I want you to see, and I am sorry to overwhelm you with three videos to watch, but please, DO WATCH THEM!  The first one, by Glenn Beck is kind of unbelieveable in a big brother sort of way.  The second one, well, it's just brilliantly funny! And I am surprised no one has threatened Beck for being so outspoken (for a mainstream news station). The third one, from Pajamas Media is also a hoot.  America, you wanted change, you got it.

      Glenn Beck: Cars.gov allows government to takeover your computer

      Someone suggested that maybe if one uses an internet cafe computer, the Federal Government won't get access to your computer?

      Glenn Beck: Happy 48th Birthday, Barack Obama! This's Your Life.

      Obama's Capitol Hill Card: Who is in Your Wallet?

      Av 12, 5769, 8/2/2009

      $10 For the Truth?

      by Tamar Yonah

      The Obama Birth Certificate:  Will the real one please stand up?

      A birth certificate has apparently been found showing that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya.

      To see the birth certificate close up, click here for the WND article on this.

      I have covered the question of whether Obama was really born in the USA or not in previous blogs, and there are people I have interviewed about this as well, like Phil Berg and Orly Taitz that are on this with a magnifying glass.  There now seems to be a copy found that shows that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya.  But is it authentic?  That's the $64,000 question.

      Another birth certificate was shown several months ago on the internet, seemingly touted by the Obama people, to show he was born in Hawaii, but many claim that the birth certificate was a forgery and the photo of it was soon taken down from the website that posted it.  Now we have another birth certificate -supposedly from Kenya. 

      The photo of this birth certificate looks a little too white and clean and new to be a document that is over 40 years old, but what do I know about these things, I am just reporting what I have come across to you, the reader, as I assume you'd want to know whether your president, or if not, a man who holds one of the most powerful offices in the world, is legitimately there.  

      Below: California Attourney, Dr. Orly Taitz Esq.

      What is interesting though is a case that Orly Taitz Esq. handled about a U.S. military officer who received orders to deploy to Afghanistan.  The officer, whose name is reported to be Maj. Stefan Cook, claimed that he did not believe that Obama was eligible to be president because he has not proven he is a natural born citizen and therefore not qualified to take office of the presidency.  Instead of the case going to court in a big media splash, the case was settled in that they did not make him deploy and therefore no big trial was held.  Hmmm.

      A website called Military.com reports: "Do you know what this means?" Taitz asked in a telephone interview with Military.com Tuesday, about an hour after hearing from Maj. Stefan Cook, the officer fighting his deployment to Afghanistan. "It means the Obama administration has blinked. They have no cards to play with. The moment I filed a lawsuit, they didn't even fight!"

      For more details about this case and this alleged new birth certificate shown here, you can check out these links as well:

      Is this really smoking gun of Obama's Kenyan birth?

      Orly Taitz Esquire - But I warn you, her site which I believe originally broke this story, seems to have been attacked.  Hmmmm.

      As for me, I will let the experts decide what documents are real and authentic, and as for Obama, I will say it again… Why doesn't he just turn over his real birth certificate and put all the allegations to rest?  I hear it only costs about ten dollars to order a copy of a birth certificate.  If this is true, I will be willing to help Obama with the cost if he needs help coming up with the ten bucks.  I think we all just want the truth.

      Sorry to bombard you, but I just saw this video and wanted to post it for you as well. 

      "Question about Obama's birth certificate avoided"

      Av 8, 5769, 7/29/2009

      Let Us Not Continue To Reject The Land Of Israel

      by Tamar Yonah

      Tonight I will be sitting on the floor in the dark with a candle with my kids and read from the book of Eicha (Lamentations). 

      Please, wherever you are, say a prayer that we may merit the Holy Temple and the Moshiach, and then, make a plan to go and implement that.  Tisha B'Av became a day of mourning because we rejected the Land of Israel.  The place that G-d gave us as a homeland, the place where our forefathers are buried; Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and our foremothers, Sarah, Rivka and Leah (all buried in Hebron) and Rachel, buried in Bet lechem (Bethlehem).  Our kings are buried here as well, King david, King Solomon, etc...  This is where our history is, and this is where our future is.

      Let us not continue to reject the Land of Israel. If you haven't made aliyah, go to www.NbN.org.il and check out how it has never been easier in history to come and make aliyah and return home form our long exile. 

      Do good deeds, pray, and plan what you CAN do to bring the redemption.

      May The KBH, the Holy One Blessed Be He, have mercy on us, and may we merit through our deeds and love, the rebuilding of our Holy Temple.  Amen. 

      If you like, you can leave a prayer below for the return of our Holy Temple that will be a light not just to Jews, but to all of Mankind.  We have no idea what we are missing.

      Av 2, 5769, 7/23/2009

      Egypt: 57 Years Later

      by Tamar Yonah

      "On July 23, 1952 people of Egypt woke up to a message being aired over Egyptian airwaves stating that a military group made up of free officers took over the country."

      The following is an article written by a former guest I interviewed on my show:, Dottore Architetto Ashraf Ramelah, President of "Voice of the Copts".    He writes about the plight of the Copts (Christian Egyptians) under Moslem-Egyptian rule.  I myself, am not Christian and therefore do not agree with the same things that they do, but I thought this article was a good reminder for us all to see what kind of neighbors Israel has to contend with. All photos, cartoons, and videos were added by me (for THIS blog) and NOT by the author. You can add any comments you have below. 

      Egypt: 57 Years Later

      This Thursday will mark the 57th anniversary of a sad hour of Egyptian history in the 20th century.  On July 23, 1952 people of Egypt woke up to a message being aired over Egyptian airwaves stating that a military group made up of free officers took over the country. The announcer was no other than a person who would win a Nobel Peace Prize for a peace treaty he made with Israel in 1978 -- Anwar El Sadat.

      Mr. Sadat would also become the third out of four presidents Egyptian would have in the 20th century.  He was also a member of this military group who's leader was General Mohammed Naugib. This broadcast started at 7:30 am stating that there was a revolution currently in action aimed to depose a king who was corrupted and to improve Egypt for all Egyptians.

      The leader of the younger officers was Gamal Abdel Nasser who was also part of the infamous Muslim Brotherhood, which was also a partner of the Nazis and had helped the Nazis escape the Allies' jurisdiction to eventually settle in Egypt and in South America. He had also formed a coalition with Naugib which would eventually avoid any problems with other officers who did not care for his ideas.

      The major declared goal of this "revolution" was to improve the military's income and protest against the king.  Sadat, who was never one for bloodshed or conflicts would disappear into a movie theater, however, to make sure that he was not a part of that group (in case of the coup was to be unsuccessful). He had purposely started a fight with another man so that there would be a police report made on him to assure an alibi.

      Most of the world knows all about Nasser and his ideas. After a year of the King's dethronement, Nasser eventually deposes General Naugib and became the second "President" of Egypt.

      How was this successful?
      There are many reasons.  One, Egypt was going through a critical period of history.  There was a lot of instability, mischief and corruption throughout the government.  Two, Egypt was losing all battles it had started with the newly created Jewish State of Israel which became a black eye to the ego of Egypt and of the population.  And third, the Egyptian army was defected and ineffective to the Jewish militia who even though in rags and in second-hand military equipment, knew similar to that of a chess game what would be the best moves.

      Above: 'Nasser Kicking Israel Into The Sea' (I found this on the web and don't know which anti-semitic Moslem-Arab media source to accredit this cartoon to.)

      Gamal Abdel Nasser was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and had been taught by its religious leader, the former close friend of Adolph Hitler, Haji al Husseini the vast hatred of Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and Atheists. 
      In the beginning of 1956, the European Cold War between the USSR and the United States, Britain and Europe started. The US knowing the President of Egypt and his group's background tried to entice him to stand with them against the USSR and other Soviet Bloc countries to block any communistic infiltration in the Middle East and especially in using the Suez Canal.
      The US backed Egypt to become a part of the International Bank and to facilitate international investment in the country as well as to implement a huge irrigation project which was to be given to the countries along the Nile River.

      It is no secret that President Nasser ever cared at all about Egypt or its economy. There was only one goal - to annihilate Israel once and for all - murdering the Jews and infidels. Nasser attempted to use the bank to buy enormous quantities of military arms and supplies from the US. However, the US, had to refuse Nasser’s demand. Nasser having been refused went to China, one of US’s enemy at the time. 

      With the help of China, Egypt was able to start to obtain new military equipment, but in this process the International Bank withdrew the financial opportunity to build a dam that in the long run would have benefited nearly ten African countries.

      On the advice of China, Nasser travels to Czechoslovakia (then a Soviet Bloc country) where he signs an army contract to buy USSR made arsenal. He felt sure that his plans were taking place and there was no stopping him and with Allah's blessing - his goal of destroying all Jews and infidels was at hand.

         Suez Canal

      He had decided to nationalize the Suez Canal at this time (1956) without honoring any earlier international agreement. He had established with a young relation of Haji al Husseini by the name of Yassir Arafat many guerilla (terrorist) cells to attack any English properties in Egypt as well as inside Israel. These cells would go and attack villages in Israel and in English facilities in Egypt.

      Israel started defending herself, attacking the cells. The Israeli military started to follow the attackers going into Egyptian territory. In October 1956, Israel entered the Sinai which would become two great battles.  The battles were Al Contellah and Ras Al Mounkab.

      The world started learning a new Arabic word.  The guerrillas were called the Fedayeen.  The United Kingdom requested that Egypt respect the independence agreement and protect the international vessels from attack in the Suez Canal, as well as the air space, railroads and roads.  Nasser decided to annul all agreements and declared all English military bases in Egypt will now be Egyptian. 

      This meant that now the UK would have to attack Egypt in order to protect their property and personnel. At this same time, France had captured a ship from Romania which was carrying Soviet arsenal and Egyptian secret service agents.  This ship proved to the French government that Egypt was helping to support Algerians who were fighting the French. France had decided to attack Egypt and destroy all its weapon depots.

      The USSR saw a great opportunity to defended Egypt by giving an ultimatum to the UK, France and Israel to cease or else.  As we all know -- it ended as a stalemate.

      However, since this time, 1956 to today in 2009 the government of Egypt has honored this day to celebrate a victory against three countries.  Even though it was a true stalemate, to the "Arab" mind and that of any terrorist, it was a victory. The truth in Arab world is their own made-up truth, as we have seen with all Arab leaders’ speeches that at any given time the facts are turned around to complement their own benefit.

      In conclusion, one will notice that

      The Egyptian revolution was not more than a military coup performed by a group of young militaries to improve their income. The true goal of the revolution was not to improve Egyptian life but to fight the newly created Jewish State of Israel and the infidel population in and out of Egypt. The Fadayeen groups (terrorist cells) were initiated by Nasser. The attacks from Israel, the UK and France were a chain reaction generated due to the actions of the Egyptian government. In reading the true accounts, there have been many excursions made by Nasser against Israel.  The greatest and most famous of them all happened in 1967, otherwise known as the Six Day War.