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Jews, come home before it is too late. The Exile is over. The future of the Jewish People is in Israel, not NY, LA, London, Paris, or Melbourne. Watch this important video clip.
Worst Economic Collapse Ever
What are you waiting for?
Is it not enough that G-d gave us this land as our inheritance?
Is it not enough that G-d has made it easier than ever before in the history of the world to make Aliyah?
Is it not enough, that here one can do so many more mitzvoth because we are home in the Holy Land?
Is it not enough that you get financial help and professional guidance, free Hebrew language ulpan, free job training, and free airfare to come home?
Is it not enough that the economy and the standard of living in Israel, though a little less than in Western countries, still lets us live live well enough here? We have supermarkets filled with lucious produce and food. We have shopping malls, fast food, and entertainment. We don't starve and we don't have a homeless people problem like in the States.
Is it not enough that the American economy is headed down the drain? It's president is a globalist, a man of un-American values, a man who has contempt for his own citizens by refusing to show his birth certificate to prove and put to rest that he is indeed eligible to hold the office of the President of the United States, even after numerous lawsuits against him?
Is it not enough that your children who would grow up here would learn their mama-loshen, their REAL mother tongue and speak Hebrew - without an accent?
Can one imagine Jews scattered all over the world, and we don't even know our own language? We know a foreign language better than our own? How can we be true Jews living up to our potential when we can't even speak our own language? What are we perpetuating to our children by giving them this handicap of not knowing their own land, their own language, and their own familiarity of their surroundings with such biblical history? No, instead we rob of them of their rich heritage and even richer future, by keeping them, holding them like hostages, in foreign lands across the globe, --because we perceive the economic situation is better there, because we perceive it is better to be 'richer' in money, than in mitzvoth.
Since when does economics top Jewish law? Jewish identity? Jewish responsibility, and closeness to HaShem? The land of Money and Steaks has been toppled. America's economy is spiraling down faster and faster, and kosher meat is harder to come by with the Agriprocessors in Iowa being prosecuted. So now it is no money, and no steak. The obstacles are being removed, yet Jews are still stubbornly staying behind.
We learn that in Egypt, only 1/5 or 20% of the Jews left with Moshe (Moses) to go to the Promised Land. That means that 80% of the Jews chose to stay behind in Egypt, where they ended up dying in the plague of darkness. Isn't it interesting that 80% of the Jewish population in America voted for B. Hussein Obama? Choosing him as their messiah/redeemer rather than Moshe and the promised Land? 80% of the Jews in America is the same percentage of Jews who stayed behind choosing Egypt over Israel.
80% of the Jews in America is the same percentage of Jews who stayed behind choosing Egypt over Israel.
My brothers and sisters, I am not writing this to insult you, hit a nerve for a talk back, or in any way degrade you. I truly worry about you. Too many good Jews have died, swallowed up by their host countries. I just hope you will wake up in time to come home, where G-d wants you, so you will not have to suffer in your foreign lands. America has been good to the Jews. But Germany was good at one time too, and so was Spain, etc, etc.
We KNOW that the future of the Jewish People is in Israel. Therefore we KNOW that G-d will somehow have these foreign lands vomit you out (if you are lucky) like Spain, like Germany, etc… And if you are smart, you will leave now, while you can still come with some of your blessings. While you can still come like a mensch. Do you have a house? Sell it and get what you can and come. Do you have only a car? Then sell it and come with whatever you can. Do you only have clothes? Then pack them up and come with the blessings of whatever you have been given.
When G-d said to Abraham, "Lech l'cha", Abraham didn't answer, "Ok G-d, I'll come in a few more years time when I can get more money for my tent. Tent prices are low now, but we expect the market to get better." Abraham didn't tell G-d, "Ok G-d, in a few years, when my portfolios mature, I'll come". What did he do instead? He took with him the blessings that he had AT THAT TIME and left for Israel. He packed up his possessions, his wife, his family, and all that he had, and he left. Abraham didn't wait.
How many more hints, cues, and cajoling do you need? The Torah tell us that Israel is our home. To remain in the Exile today, when everything points that you should be here building and making a life and planting your seed here, establishing your family here, raising your children and grandchildren here, - why would you listen to nay-sayers, excuse makers, and the 'establishment'? People lie and leaders lie. The economy will NOT get better for you. G-d is preparing the world for redemption, and we have to let go of our overly materialistic mindset. We have to purge ourselves of the money mindset and cling to true values, family, history, future and righteousness. Obama tells you to have hope and that he will spread the wealth? The government tells you to just pay more taxes and bail others out and things will get better? Why would anyone believe these people? The Torah tells the truth. Listen to what G-d says, that is the only truth in this veiled world. What Are You Waiting For?
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While we here in Israel are blah-blah-blah-ing about who will form the next government – yawn-… there's a war going on.
Burn The Infidels Out?
Jihadists are now being suspected of starting forest fires in Australia, fires which have wreaked havoc on the country.
"As more than 31 major fires continued to rage in the Australian state of Victoria and the death toll approached 200, there was speculation on Tuesday that some of the blazes may have been set by Islamists waging a "holy war", or jihad. …Investigators have determined that some of the fires were deliberately set by arsonists, prompting Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to say that whoever was responsible for lighting the fires had committed "mass murder". But bloggers have pointed to a report from September 2008 which warned that Australia had been singled out as a target for a "forest jihad" by a group urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror.
Photo from the AP
"U.S. intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the U.S., Europe and Russia to 'start forest fires,' claiming 'scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands.'"
The website, reportedly run by a group called the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network, "argues in Arabic that lighting fires is an effective form of terrorism justified in Islamic law under the 'eye for an eye' doctrine." To read more, click here.
They're Firing Rockets in Sweden!!!!!
In Sweden, peaceful pro-Israel demonstrators were attacked with rocket fire and pipe bombs by Muslim(?) Jew-Infidel haters.
There were several MORE attempts of rockets launched towards the peaceful pro-Israeli rally.
See Swedish blogger Ted Ekeroth's blog , who was there and filmed these videos.
Speaking the Truth Can get You Locked Up
At the same time, hero for free speech and the 'American way' (sic), Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders has been warned that he may be arrested by British authorities at Heathrow Airport (for hate crimes?) if he arrives there to host the showing of his film, 'FITNA' which exposes verses of the Koran that encourage violence against non-Muslims, as well as graphic footage and photos of Muslim atrocities against innocent civilians. So, not only in the Netherlands, but also in Britain, they want to arrest or prosecute the 'Paul Revere' of Europe who is only warning his fellow Europeans that there is a war raging, but no one wants to admit it. If this world is not 'Alice Through The Looking Glass" I don't know what is.
Muslim Arab Jubilance at the Attack on the Twin Towers
And let's not have a short memory. It was only a few years ago when the Jihadists attacked the American People. Lest we forget, American troops were NOT waging war in Afghanistan or Iraq then. The Americans were puzzled, scratching their heads. "Who would want to hurt us? What did we do to them that made them so angry as to attack us?" But Americans don't need to ask these questions. It is enough that you are still a Christian nation and have not succumbed to Islam yet.
And in London:
So, forget the elections, whether it's Livni or Bibi, let's not lose our focus, there's a war raging, they're #&$*!%#@! bombing Sweden! ...and I still would rather have either of THEM, than sympathiser, apologist, and Muslim stemmed B. HUSSEIN Obama.
I have been thinking deeply about the Gazan war and all the pain that comes from war -on both sides.
We are always being told that 'There is no military solution." At first, I scoffed. But trying to be a better person, I have to be open.
Here are some new photos that I have not seen, that have come out of the hell-hole of war from various sources. I really realize the pain these Arabs have had to suffer, all because of their -and our -leaders. I do not wish to see people suffer. It is time to do some serious introspection. We need to look within ourselves and see where we have been fooling ourselves, where we have just 'bought' the stories we are fed from the press. These photographs can really make us do introspective work when we see just in fact what the army has done. Hopefully, it will make us better and more honest people. Look what the army did in the war.
Photo 1: It is so heart wrenching to see children suffer. This is a photo of an Arab man with his dead baby after the army bombed.
Photo 2: This is after a bombing on an Arab village. Try to imagine being there and seeing your home destroyed by the army. War really is hell.
Photo 3: Add to this, 'the occupation'. Let's be fair, it must not be easy on the Arabs to have to live with the army in their faces, constantly under watch.
Photo 4: Imagine having the army stalking your streets, it must be very hard for the Arabs. This check point can humiliate people.
Photo 5: An unprofessional camera shot, but it has caught for us the total despair brought amidst innocent people who are not terrorists.
Photo 6: This picture has caught the utter devastation of war. These are civilians, and really, shouldn't only military targets be legitimate?
Ok, enough time for introspection. I have a confession to make. These photos are NOT what Israel did to anyone. Actually, these photos are what the Allied Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq have done to Arabs there.
Photo 1: The correct caption is: Afghan man cries over the body of his child killed by U.S. bombs in Kabul.
Photo 2: The correct caption is: Red Cross Building Destroyed by American Bombs, Kabul, 26 October 2001
Photo 3: The correct caption is: One of the local Baghdad police stations, heavily protected by U.S. troops-2
Photo 4: The correct caption is: U.S. military at a checkpoint in Baghdad. (How humiliating! What apartheid!)
Photo 5: The correct caption is: Scud missiles slammed into Israel's central population areas, courtesy of the Iraqi Arabs.
Photo 6: The correct caption is: More scud missiles sent by the Arabs of Iraq on Israeli civilians. Notice the Israeli flag flying in the center of the photo.
When we are bombarded by the International Community with slogans like, "There is no military solution", remember, all countries throughout history who found themselves in war, only won those wars by military victories which crushed the enemy so completely, that they would not have enough nerve, strength, or ability to attack again. All through the centuries, the Jewish People were under the mercy of hostile Governments and Peoples. We were not allowed to own a gun, and we were unable to defend ourselves. Throughout the centuries, there has ALWAYS been a military solution. It is only NOW, when the Jews have guns and can defend themselves, when we have our OWN army and can defend ourselves, -that all of a sudden, we are being told there is no military solution.
Yes, it IS time to do some introspection, but not for Israel. The U.S. State Department needs to do some introspection. The Allied troops who bomb the heck out of countries thousands of miles away of which they have no connection to that land - they have to do some introspection when they justify their acts, yet condemn and admonish Israel for defending our own land and our own people. It is the media that has to do some introspection and ask themselves why they are so hard and judgmental on Israel, yet ignore the crimes and criminals of the Moslem/Arab world as well as their own armies and what they are sent to do. And all of us should do some introspection and ask ourselves why we keep hoping for peace using a formula that rewards criminals and terrorists, and goes against our holy Torah. Instead, we should listen to our prophets who tried to teach us:
Isaiah 32:17: "The product of righteousness shall bring peace; and the effect of righteousness, quiet and security forever."
Don't reward these terrorists. Mete out justice to them. Make THEM do some introspective work. By punishing those who choose to murder and terrorize, it will send a message to the rest of their ilk that we, the world, will NOT suffer their evil acts. That to live in a safe and peaceful world, those who do evil must suffer the consequences, and this too will be a deterent to others thinking about joining their blood thirsty terror groups. Once again, we must listen to our Prophets: "The product of righteousness shall bring peace; and the effect of righteousness, quiet and security forever." Let's do some introspective thought on THAT.
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* At the end of this blog post, please add your OWN message to Senator George Mitchell and tell him what you think. YOU TELL MITCHELL.
Above: "Obama speaks alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department in Washington, DC, January 22, 2009. Obama named former senator and Northern Ireland peace mediator George Mitchell to try to bring his peacemaking credentials to bear in the intractable conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and through the wider region."
Jerusalem, Sh'vat 5, 5769, Jan. 30 2009
An Open Letter to Senator George Mitchell
To the Honorable Senator George Mitchell, Representative of the President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama,
Welcome to Eretz Yisrael and to the State of Israel!
Below: George Mitchell at press conference for Obama
As you are well aware, our country – the State of Israel – is the sole democracy in the Middle East. In the elections that are scheduled to take place in another 12 days, our nation will express its desire – as well as its duty – to insure the sovereignty of the people of Israel and her state over the entire Land of Israel. It is to this land that we return after an exile of 2,000 years, and it is this land that we redeem by possessing it, building it, and protecting it. It is an eternal inheritance for the eternal people; it was bequeathed to our people by the Holy One, blessed be He.
This inheritance has also been recognized by international law, beginning with the San-Remo conference on April 25, 1920, and followed by the Mandate of the League of Nations on July 24, 1922. In all probability you will not hear this truth mentioned during your meetings with members of our current government, thus we publicly bring these matters to your attention.
Perhaps your intention – now, or at some other time – is to convince us that peace in the Middle East and the cessation of evil and terror in your country and worldwide will come about only as a result of taking away parts of our land, cleansing these areas of Jews, and transferring these areas to our enemies (as was done in 1938 at the Munich conference with Czechoslovakia and the Sudetenland). In that case, when you return to your country tell President Obama: Foisting borders of Auschwitz on the Land of Israel will bring neither life nor peace… neither for Israel, nor for America, and we will not return to that experiment again.
We have had our fill of all the attempts to trick us into accepting these “Auschwitz Borders” for the State of Israel, and we will not be fooled again. We know perfectly well what hides behind slogans like: “Palestinian State” in western Eretz Yisrael, “Right of Return for 1948 Refugees” or any “freeze” on “natural growth,” i.e., restrictions placed on the birth of Jewish children in “settlements” and the housing needs of their families. We will not fall into these traps.
However if you will stand by our side – indeed, perhaps by leading efforts to advance regional peace talks – efforts by which the Arabs of Eretz Yisrael can be reestablished in the places of their origins – through this, you will advance the cause of world peace by giant steps. For it is only a peace that will be based on justice, truth and the ethical values of Israel’s Bible and the words of her prophets, that will have the strength to stand. Not only this: Only such a peace will bring about prospertity for all humanity.
The ultimate test of justice and truth in our time will be determined here in the Land of Israel, through the return of the Jewish people to Zion, through the building of the land by the nation of Israel and by the exercise of her national sovereignty over the entire land.
We affix our signatures, the undersigned organizations that are true to the Land of Israel:
Our Eretz Yisrael
The Jewish Committee for
the Protection of Zionist
Values – Jezreel Valley
The Jewish Heart
“And You Shall Inherit It”
The National Jewish Front
Protectors of the Land
Homesh First HQ
Cities of Israel HQ
Northern Israel HQ
Women in Green
The New Jewish Congress
The Temple Mount and
Holy Temple Movements
* You can now add your own signature to this in a talk-back, and/or add your OWN message to Senator George Mitchell and tell him what you think. YOU TELL MITCHELL.
The East wants to kill us, and the West wants us to commit suicide.
Well, Obama is now President of the United States, Mitchell is sent here to 'fix' the Middle East, and no doubt, another peace plan will be brought before the Israeli public to give up even more land, and it will once again be touted as THE answer to FINALLY bring peace to the region. Yawn. Below is an article I wrote back in 2007- with some added changes. I think it is very apt for what we are about to see bombarding us again in the news and on our television screens in the near future. Stay tuned.
After reading below, I think you will see how little anything has changed. The East wants to kill us, and the West wants us to commit suicide. Either way, they want us dead.
A corpse is a corpse. Oslo is dead. The formula of 'land for peace' is dead.
I used to be a news editor and broadcaster. I know a lot of the tricks the media uses to emphasize what they want to and still claim to be honest when reporting the news. The way in which one writes the news can be very subjective, while not seeming so to the public. A listener has to be very savvy to recognize the ways in which a news piece can be used in order to sway their thinking.
Anti-Israel media corporations will broadcast their news with lines such as: "Israeli occupation soldiers shot at a Gazan hospital killing two Palestinians...." Let's examine this one line.
First, the term "occupation soldiers" is subjective and makes the listener already assume that Israel is deserving of any violence that happens, because they shouldn't be there. Second, the news broadcast omitted important and vital facts of the story, such as why the Israeli soldiers were shooting at the Gazan hospital. Perhaps they were forced to do so because the terrorists were shooting from there in the first place? Ah, yes, but those facts are not in the interest of the broadcaster's or station's political agenda.
Then there is the news story saying that Israeli soldiers killed two Arabs "near" a Jewish community. What they omit saying is that the two Arabs were trying to sneak into the Jewish community on a terror murder spree, and that weapons and ammunition were found on their bodies.
When reading the news, a broadcaster's emphasis here or a pause there can change the facts in a listener's head.
When I worked in broadcast news, it almost gave me ulcers, especially the day after a terror attack. One would think that the day that an attack happens is the worst, as the body counts get higher and higher throughout the day. But even when the number of dead go higher and higher, it's not as emotionally caustic -as the next day. It is the following day when those 'numbers' become people. They had names and lives. They had husbands, wives, children, and parents. That's when the immensity and pain really sears into one's heart (if a journalist still has one). The 'following' day is when we see the funerals. To hear the relatives screaming, hear the children crying for their mommy that they will never have to kiss and hold them again. To hear the story of their lives at jobs, at home, to hear how they helped others and how they will be missed. And that does not include the injured who will never be the same again. Yes, those were the hardest days. The world's promises of peace turned into a nightmare.
The Israeli elections are coming up now, along with the new U.S. Administration who again is promising to interfere in Israel's affairs. Another peace plan will be issued that will bleed Israel even more. It brings an evil deja vu of those days, where the media will be used to build a golden dream made of wishful thinking, folly and falsehoods and passed off as a great event.
Remember the Olmert-Abbas 2007 peace plan, with the planned signing of yet another "peace" agreement between the PLO and Israel? It was built up to be the new Messiah. They claimed we will have a new opportunity for peace, because Yasser Arafat is dead and now we have his successor, Mahmoud Abbas. But really, nothing has changed. Abbas is the man who earned his PhD by writing a dissertation denying the Holocaust. He has a long history of terror involvement, one aspect of which was finding the funds and helping to plan the mass murder of 11 of our young Israeli athletes in the 1972 Olympics in Munich Germany. Since Arafat's death it has really only been a change from Terrorist A to Terrorist B.
The PLO has never changed its charter calling for the destruction of Israel and it still has the whole State of Israel on their "map of Palestine." They still teach hatred of Jews and perpetrate acts of terror against us. The promises they make in English are quickly explained away in Arabic to their populations. Their signatures on documents, handshakes and smiles, photo shoots and all the other pomp are just cosmetics. It's like taking a corpse, applying some beige make up base on his face, rouge on his cheeks, red lipstick on his cold lips and then proclaiming, "Look how healthy he looks!"
This "peace plan" and the next, and the next, and the next is just another dead Oslo. The media, however, will again work in tandem with the International community making the next Mitchell peace-plan into the news event of the year. Obama will ride in on a donkey and peace will reign in the world. But pushing the same dead 'land for peace' formula on Israel is a futile quest for peace. There's no military solution they tell us? Oh, really? Well, the Hamas seems to think there is. The Hezbollah seems to think there is. Even America thinks there is! Look at their war in Afghanistan and Iraq. In fact, every war in this world was solved by a military solution. It is only when the Jews can finally win militarily, that all of a sudden, there is no military solution.
For anyone who wants to know what will bring peace to this region and the world, see the article I wrote called, "The Isaiah Plan".
I will stick my neck out and make a prediction here. I believe that the next attempt by the world to implement their peace plan here will be with foreign troops. Already there is talk again to divide and internationalize our capital, Jerusalem. Of course this will be done cosmetically and touted as the best thing since chocolate and peanut butter. They'll disguise this invasion as something positive -and can't you just hear Obama saying something like: "Ah, we are bringing in peace keeping troops to ah, ensure that all peoples can feel safe."
They may begin with bringing troops to the south of the country. And Obama would continue, "In the name of peace and security, we want to ah, make sure that there is no smuggling of weapons from Egypt into Gaza, -for Israel's security. We ah, also believe that this moving in of International peace-keeping troops will also give the Arabs in Gaza a feeling of security from Israeli attacks on the Hamas. We ah, believe that this move ah, will benefit all parties and bring peace and security ah, to all."
Well, we've seen how well peace keeping troops have worked in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah is now even stronger than it was before the 2nd Lebanon War, all under the noses of these U.N. peace keeping troops that were brought in to ensure peace.
People should be asking, how can it be that our leaders of today would voluntarily give up our sovereignty after all we have experienced? Wasn't one of the reasons for making the modern State of Israel to never have to rely on others for our safety and protection? How can we willfully let the world bring in troops to guarantee our security? Where is our pride as a nation, our independence we fought so hard for? Has it all gone and died? Will the corpse of Oslo come back to destroy us? Oh, no, we will dress up the corpse and paint a friendly smile on it and slap it with another name and bring it back to life.
The Oslo Corpse (photo not real)
The media will broadcast the news of this latest "peace initiative" as our savior and only hope to live, while the Oslo Corpse stalks the streets of our cities and skies killing our people and sucking the life-blood of the nation.
A corpse is still a corpse. Oslo is dead. Let's keep it that way, and remember: The East wants to kill us, and the West wants us to commit suicide. There IS a military solution to evil as we know from WWII, by crushing the enemy, transferring their populations back home, and then re-educating. "The Isaiah Plan" is a good basis to work from. It teaches us to mete out justice to evil doers, punishing them, not rewarding them for their terror. Our great prophet, Isaiah told us this in 32:17: "The product of righteousness shall bring peace; and the effect of righteousness, quiet and security forever."