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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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      Tammuz 27, 5772, 7/17/2012

      It's Israel or Palestine, Can’t Have It Both Ways

      by Tamar Yonah

      * Special note:

      Who Has Been Touched, Inspired, Helped, Educated, or Connected to Israel, By Listening to Arutz 7, Israel National Radio?
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      Please email me at: Tamar@IsraelNationalRadio.com or if difficult to do that, leave me a message via facebook http://www.facebook.com/tamar.yonah .

      Thanks and Blessings! Tamar Yonah (Please feel free to share with friends, as we want to also hear from olim.) http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/3#.UAWQsWGon64


      Betsy, a listener wrote in a very interesting question to my weekly guest, former Islamic terrorist, Walid Shoebat, on “Everything You Wanted to Know About Arabs But Were Afraid to Ask”. Betsy asked, 

      "Hi, This is a two part question (because I'm not sure about the answer to the 1st part).  One, where did the philistines come from? I thought they were not from Abraham. Two: if the Palestinians insist they are the philistines, doesn't that shoot a giant hole in their claim to the Land and their religion as well? " 

      Walid’s response:

      It's Israel or Palestine, Can’t Have It Both Ways
      By Walid Shoebat
      Philistines are not descendants from Abraham by either familial or spiritual ties whatsoever. They are an Indo-European pagan people who appeared in the southern coastal area of Canaan over millennia B.C. who most likely came from Aegean lands. Palasheth, which is Philistia, the land of the biblical Philistines, are a non-Semitic people who lived in a small portion of land southwest on the coast land that included only Joppa, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Gaza.
      The mixed multitude who calls themselves Palestinians who claim to be descendants from Philistines also create a major problem, since they also claim to originate from Semitic Arabs and the Philistines were not Semites. They can’t have it both ways.

      Philistines captives at Medinet Habu' from wiki-commons

      Philistines or Arabs?  You can't have it both ways.

      To also call today's Israel the land of the Philistines would require a recreation of the other seven nations that made up the land of Canaan. How does one relate today's supposedly Semitic Palestinians to the non-Semitic Hevites, Perazites, and Jebusites, especially since these were eradicated and whatever remained of them were so mingled with others that there is no trace of them? No one today can trace any culture, language, religion, family origin to any Canaanites from ‘Palestine’, and there is ample historical evidence showing the “true” origin of today's Palestinians as a mixed multitude that came as of recent origin.
      The Arabists and Muslims were not the first to come up with such a ploy that is completely rejected by history. In 135 AD, Emperor Hadrian applied the term “Palestine” to the Land of Israel as a propaganda ploy to erase Israel, his enemy, and replace it with Israel's enemy instead:  Philistine with a new Latin twist--Palestine.

      But such support causes a major problem to the faith of anyone who supports such a claim be it Christian or Muslim. Hadrian replaced the shrines of the Jewish Temple and the Sepulcher in Jerusalem with temples to pagan deities. Hadrian was an enemy of the Bible, so the question should be, if we support Hadrian’s changing the name to Palestine, why then not support his other changes, and keep the names to the holy places giving these pagan names? Again, you can’t have it both ways.

      The questioner is correct, that “if the Palestinians insist they are the philistines, this shoots a giant hole in their claim to the Land and their religion as well”, not only that today’s Palestinians cannot be Canaanites and Arabs at the same time, but that the theology of any who make such claims is dramatically flawed. Even the Christian educators in today's so-called Palestine are shamelessly plagued with this type of propaganda saying that since “Palestine” is mentioned in the Bible, that we need to accept the use of the name. Joel 3:4, and elsewhere in the Bible in fact cursed the Philistines. It was Israel, the first occupation of Canaan (the Promised Land) who introduced that G-d was One G-d: "Hear O Israel, the Lord thy G-d is One." This was a startling revelation in the midst of the nations who were worshipping innumerable gods, so holding onto the rejected heathen tribes prior to Israel’s existence should be no honor to Muslims and Christians that adhere to such twisted concepts. Yet they are honored and are so proud of it.
      So why does the Palestinian Authority insist that they are of Canaanite and Jebusite origin? At the same time, they also insisted that they are Arabs? The answer is simple; to Islamists and Arabists by enlarge the issue is much more then the worship of the true One G-d, it is the destruction of the Jewish people, their inheritance and their history. Period.
      Yet, this in essence positions these peoples biblically as enemies of G-d.  TheTannakh in fact clearly states that the ones who want to wipe the name “Israel” out are enemies of G-d:
      “… And those who hate you have lifted up their heads. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.” (Psalm 83)
      The ones that call for eradicating the name of Israel are but of one voice:
       “For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against You: the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites; Gebal, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre ...”.
      Even to claim the worship of a one god does not prove the worship of the One True G-d who established Israel historically, re-established it now, never to be uprooted (Amos 9:15), and forever. How could someone say that they worship the One True G-d, yet reject His declarations? It is impossible to erase the name Israel. To prove otherwise is to disprove the Bible. This is the jest of what is behind this whole movement in the first place which is the rejection of G-d’s declaration that established Israel from time immemorial. It is why so many are incensed about eradicating Israel. It is why they so much focus on Jerusalem, which in the end will become a burdensome stone that will destroy all its enemies.  

      Tammuz 13, 5772, 7/3/2012

      The Isaiah Plan: The Only Formula for Peace

      by Tamar Yonah

      The Isaiah Plan. This is the only formula that will bring peace.

      (This is a re-post of a blog I wrote back in 2007 around the time of the Annapolis peace talks.  However, I believe it is still pertinent today, and I talked about this on my most recent radio show.)

      U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is coming to the region for yet ANOTHER stab at peace. -The establishment of a Palestinian State. It's not enough that there are at least 22 Arab states already in existence, and only 1 tiny, tiny Israel. They want to chop us up some more, slice us to bits like salami, and place a Moslem 'Palestinian Terror State' right in the belly of Israel.

      This is where I live, this is where my house is, this is where my children were born and raised. This is where my ancestors lived. This is the region that G-d gave to the 12 tribes of Israel. They want to cut our heart out, wrest Jerusalem from us, and make it into a Palestinian state. Dig down in the earth here, you will find JEWISH, not Arab artifacts. This is where Jewish Kings ruled. There were never any 'Palestinian' kings, and a country of 'Palestine' never existed. Palestine was the Jewish Homeland.  My father was a 'Palestinian'.  Most Arabs came in to this 'Jewish' region looking for work as more and more Jews came home and joined their brothers who were here for centuries. These Arabs would be insulted if they were called, 'Palestinians' which meant JEW.  They were either Egyptians, or southern Syrians.There was never even an Arab Palestinian currency in all these centuries. The REGION known as Palestine was part of the Ottoman Empire (1299 to 1922) and therefore used TURKISH currency. When the British came in after WWI, they made the Land of Israel the ‘British Mandate of Palestine’, and the Egyptian pound was used until 1927.  Egyptians swarmed into Israel for jobs, as the Arabs living in Gaza do today, crossing into Israel where they earn higher wages. 

      Though my father is not in this photo, here is a picture of Palestinian Jewish Parachutists in World War II.

      The British then made what is called, the Palestinian pound, which was of course equal in value to the British pound sterling.

      Palestine Pound Wikipedia - Bank of Israel
      British Palestinian Pound with English, HEBREW, and Arabic on it.  There was no such thing as an Arab Palestinian currency. There was never any country called Palestine.

      The currency of 1948 with HEBREW. Palestine was JEWISH. 
      The 'Road Map' peace plan and the 'Two State Solution' peace plan are just another re-hashing of a failed policy, the formula of 'land for peace'.
      Each peace plan that has been shoved down the throats of the Israeli people in the last 30 years, has failed, and they have all been based on the 'land for peace' formula.

      Here are some of the latest peace plans and summits from the last 30 years that have all been based on the formula of 'land for peace'. All have utterly failed and literally 'bled' Israel.
      Camp David Accords (1978)
      The Reagan Peace Plan (September 1, 1982)
      Madrid Conference of 1991
      Oslo Accords (1993)
      Wye River Memorandum (October 23, 1998)
      The Clinton Peace Plan (December 23, 2000)
      Mitchell Commission (Plan) ( October 17, 2000 )
      The Tenet Plan (June 10, 2001)
      Camp David 2000 Summit (2000)
      Taba summit (January, 2001)
      The Zinni Plan (March 26, 2002)
      Elon Peace Plan (2002)
      Arab Peace Initiative (March 28, 2002)
      The 2002 Nusseibeh-Ayalon Principles
      The People's Voice (July 27, 2002)
      March 2002 Saudi Peace Initiative
      Geneva Accord (October 20, 2003)
      Sharm el-Sheikh Summit of 2005 (February 8, 2005)
      2006 Franco-Italian-Spanish Middle East Peace Plan
      Binational solution
      Two-state solution
      Saudi peace proposal
      Red Sea Summit
      The Road map

      Did you skip over reading all those peace plans and summits? No fair. Read them each, and concentrate on them. We bled and paid a high price for each one of those 'solutions for peace'.

      What we should be saying to the U.S. administration is that we appreciate them wanting to make peace in the region, but they've gotten nowhere, except for weakening Israel and emboldening the Moslem Arab countries and terrorists. Thanks America, but no thanks. We'll handle it from here on out.
      Our great prophet, Isaiah said in 32:17: "The product of righteousness shall bring peace; and the effect of righteousness, quiet and security forever." Got it? I think our great prophet was smarter then Bush & Co., Clinton & Co. and Carter & Co.
      So, I propose we stop with all these peace plans. We should aim for justice and righteousness. We should pursue, not 'peace', but our enemies. Israel must crush the terrorist infrastructure. Israel must bring the Arab nations who conspire against her to their knees until they beg us for peace and give us an unconditional surrender. The only way to stop this war, is to WIN it.

      The corrupt Palestinian Authority has forfeited its right to exist. It has encouraged, born, fostered, and sponsored terrorism. It has violated it's commitments it made in every peace treaty signed, which was to stop their violence and terror. We should mete out justice to those Arab terrorists and leaders who have spilled our people’s blood, to those Arab leaders who hold our soldiers captive, and to all the Arab and Moslem nations who conspire against us with threats of annihilation.

      Justice we should pursue. We should demand the immediate criminal prosecution of the MUSLIM WAQF in JERUSALEM for destroying the Temple Mount.
      We should bring PA leader Mahmoud Abbas to justice for his terrorist past, his involvement in the Massacre of our young athletes in the 1972 Munich Olympics. He wrote his Ph.D. dissertation, later published as a book, by denying the Holocaust.

      We should also bring to justice any of our own leaders (whom I shall not name here) who have become corrupted, accepted bribes, armed our enemies, and released convicted terrorists. To these politicians who have sold themselves out, well, as an acquaintance of mine says, “They give ‘working girls’ a bad name. The Knesset today is the biggest brothel in Israel.”

      By pursuing justice and righteousness, the world will be a better place, a safer place, and a more peaceful place.
      So to all those planning the slicing up of Israel like a salami in Annapolis this November, I say, "Peace off!" We are going with the 'Isaiah Plan'. Righteousness.
      And the result of pursuing righteousness will bring us peace.
      PEACE shall be the FRUIT of RIGHTEOUSNESS.

      Tammuz 12, 5772, 7/2/2012

      All Women Need to Be Arrested

      by Tamar Yonah

      Dan, a listener, wrote me this email:  

      I believe God created women to be happy. They radiate the feminine qualities of the Mind of God.

      Women naturally think like God thinks in that He does not see Himself as separate from His Creation. Women do not see themselves as separate from their unborn babies.

      I call this feminine way of thinking Unitive.

      Men need to learn Unitive thinking to improve their relations with women. For example, a man comes home and sees his wife is miserable. Since a woman thinks Unitively, his wife will want to either share her misery with him or to share his will that she be happy. An intelligent man will take this approach: 

      He will tell her when they are first dating that the rules governing male and female relationships are that it is illegal for women to be unkissed, unloved, untouched, unhappy and unappreciated. Then explain Unitive thinking. And then say that he thinks unitively, so he will every day offer her the choice to be as happy as she can be every day. And, if she is not happy, he has the right to arrest her for the crime of unhappiness. To arrest is a French word and means stop. 

      The man puts his arms around the woman and holds her until she is as happy as the man who loves her wants her to be, and not as miserable as her ego thinks she should be.

      All women need to be arrested because no woman has been as happy as God had intended her to be. 


      * Dan's brief bio that he wrote me:

      "I am an American.  A fan of the Tamar Yonah show. I am a retiree. I worked at a couple of dot coms and was a technical trainer at one of them  before retiring. I loved school. I went to half a dozen universities and studied 8 years full time as an undergraduate.  I have taken up writing as a hobby. Lately, I have written a couple of romances that are unpublished." 

      Dan thinks all women need to be arrested. What do you think?

      Tammuz 6, 5772, 6/26/2012

      The Appetite For Jerusalem

      by Tamar Yonah

      WE JUST CAN'T BE LEFT ALONE.  HOW MANY WAYS CAN THEY TRY TO SPLIT JERUSALEM?  The Palestinian Authority demands it. The U.N. wants to take it over and 'internationalize' it for themselves. Now, Egyptian voices erupt for Israel's historic capital city.
      EGYPTIAN IMAM/TELEVISION PREACHER calls for Jerusalem as the capital of Egypt.  Imam Safwat Hijazi who according to wikipedia: "Launched Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Muhammad Mursi's Campaign (the now winner of the Egyptian presidential elections). In his speech to a crowd of thousands of Egyptians, Safwat emphasized that Mursi will lead Egypt's campaign to restore the "United States of the Arabs" with Jerusalem as its capital, and urged listeners to "awake Jews from their slumber" and to march as martyrs toward Jerusalem."  

      Hijazi and all those that agree with him should take a look at my blog below this one entitled: 

      Allah Promised the Land of Israel to the Jews

      Look also how many Egyptians are cheering his speech.  Does not bode well, but good thing we have G-d's promise that Israel will prevail.

      Tammuz 4, 5772, 6/24/2012

      Southern Resident: We Are STILL Waiting for an Answer!

      by Tamar Yonah

      PM Binyamin Netanyahu has a lot on his mind and a lot to juggle.  The Iranian Nuclear Threat, Missiles on the South, Jewish Communities in Judea & Samaria (to demolish or not?), the 'Social Justice' protests in Tel Aviv, etc. etc. etc.   Many would agree that the biggest threat against Israel is its total annihilation if Iran were to successfully launch weapons of mass destruction against the entire State of Israel.  Does the Prime Minister think that he needs the International Community on his side to take care of the Iranian threat?  Is he afraid of an 'escalation' in the south if he takes care of the terrorists in Gaza 'once and for all'?  Is he afraid if he opens up a real war front on the Gaza strip that (besides the Hamas) Hezbollah and other enemies of Israel will jump in and escalate it to a wider major Middle Eastern war?  And if so, is this why he comes out with statements that he must [only] return security to Israel (meaning the status quo?) as opposed to, "We will destroy the enemy completely and thus its threat against our citizens in Israel, once and for all" ?

      I don't have to add anything to this open letter to the Prime Minister of Israel, sent to me from Miriam Goodman, a resident of southern Israel.  


      Gaza Distance to Ma'agalim (10 Kilometers) Google Maps

      Still Waiting for an Answer
      June 24/ 2012
      Shalom Mr. Netanyahu, Shavua Tov
      My name is Miriam Goodman and my family and I live in Ma’agalim, 10
      kms from Gaza. We, who live in the South are always under the threat
      of a barrage of missile being fired at us from Gaza.
      Would you or anyone in The Prime Minister’s Office, please explain
      why I have not received as much as an acknowledgement that the two
      letters I sent to you on March 11,2012 and April 17, 2012 via this link
      have been received. http://www.pmo.gov.il/PMOEng
      I am so fed up with the in action of you and your government.
      I feel that the government considers the residents of the South
      second class citizens and not worthy of immediate attention. Forget
      the cease fire, it is just a ploy. Send the IDF in to clean up Gaza.
      Enough already! School is out in a couple of days and our children and
      grandchildren won’t be able to play outside, have fun in an outdoor
      pool or behave like normal children on vacation. They have to be
      always on alert for a siren.
       Our children and elderly are suffering. It is time for you to end our
      I am sending you a copy of my April 17th and original letter dated
      March 11th.
      Sincerely yours
      Miriam Goodman (see Miriam's Blog HERE)

      April 17, 2012
      Shalom Mr. Netanyahu
      On March 11/ 2012 via this link http://www.pmo.gov.il/PMOEng I sent
      you a letter regarding the rocket attacks in the South. My family and I
      live in the Negev and have been on the receiving end of grad missiles
      for years.
      As of today, I have not received as much as an acknowledgement that
      you received my letter. I understand that you are a very busy man but
      I sure you have a secretary that answers your mail. I would hate to
      think that you have chosen to ignore e-mail that comes from citizens
      of the South.
      Just in case you did not receive my original letter I am resending it to

      March 11/ 2012
      Shalom Mr. Netanyahu
      I am writing to you as a resident of the south, my family lives in
      Ma’agalim. We, the residents are being held hostage by the kassamim
      and grad missile barrage that is presently being carried out by the
      Palestinian terrorists who live in Gaza.
      As a tax paying Israeli citizen, Mr. Prime Minister, I would like to know
      what you and your government are doing to put a stop to this terror
      for once and for all.
      We have had enough lip service from you…time for real action. We
      have the best army in the world. Our chayalim and chayalot are very
      dedicated young men and women. Time to show the arabs what
      dedicated chayalim who love our country can do.
      Know one likes or wants war but sometimes this is the only answer.
      To the Palestinians, dialogue is considered as weakness, they only
      understand brute force.
      You must order Barak to give the order to the IDF to clean up Gaza
      and not leave until the job is totally finished. If Barak refuses to send
      in the troops, fire him! You are the prime minister and not him. The
      buck stops at your desk.
      Let me tell you what it is like to live in the south…we are always
      waiting for the other shoe to drop…. seven of my grandchildren, also
      live in Ma’agalim have known so much terror in their young lives.
      I couldn’t care less what Obama, Clinton, the U.N. or any other world
      leader has to say and you shouldn’t either. It is your job to keep us
      safe. The pals don’t want peace, you know that…they want every piece
      of Israel with all of us floating in the sea. Time to standup and show
      them who is boss.
      Trusting you will do the right thing and clean up Gaza.
      Sincerely yours
      Miriam Goodman