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Tevet 10, 5772, 1/5/2012
* 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. "
Tabak wrote an article less than a year ago, that Israel could see itself invaded by foreign troops ( a benign or 'soft' occupation is hoped for if this happens) for a period of approximately 9 months. In his article he wrote back in April of 2011, he states: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/10144#.TwVL4DWonUQ
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.
Tevet 8, 5772, 1/3/2012
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.
Tevet 4, 5772, 12/30/2011
'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.
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Kislev 18, 5772, 12/14/2011
The Secular Left Israelis are fighting for their liberation. They came here to Israel to make a utopian communist/socialist state, devoid of the 'old religious world'. But what they got was a fraud, a sham!
The state turned out to be a "Jewish' one, with it's national anthem a testimony to the two thousand year 'hope' that the Jews would return to Israel to be a JEWISH state. Jewish Holy Days like Shabbat are a dagger in their travel and shopping plans, and Yom Kippur is a nuisance where just about everything is closed. Passover is a pain, having to go out of your way to find bread, as G-d forbid they should not eat leavened products for a whoooooole week.
The radio opens up every morning with the 'Shema Yisrael' prayer. The flag looks like a Jewish Prayer Shawl with a Jewish Star in it, and drat, 'That One' up in heaven keeps making miracles happen - with a 6 day war and the liberation of even more Holy Land being returned to and re-settled by Jews. And worse, the IDF is seeing a majority of Kippah wearing officers, and the population in Israel is moving towards being religious - due to their birth rate and the Tshuva movement.
...And now, the Settler-Jews are fighting back, not letting us make them homeless. The nerve!
Enough! A disgrace! It has to stop! If we are going to be a Jewish State, no one in the world will like us. We won't be part of the 'Boy's club'. We are the 'Enlightened ones'! How do we handle these 'Jews'?
It's time for an Israeli Spring!
The Arabs are doing it, so why can't we? We can now shirk off this Jewish baggage! Don't worry about there being a civil war, as a civil war is between brothers, and those religious settlers are not my brothers.
“It is a shame the army did not shoot [ the Jewish Youth].”
Former Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer called them “terrorists” and said the IDF had an obligation to shoot at the attackers with live fire.
"I am Prime Minister of 98 percent of the nation, and not of 2 percent." - Late PM Yitzchak Rabin
“Let them spin like propellers, for all the good it will do them" - Late PM Yitzchak Rabin - Source
Boycott the Settlements!
"Israel wants to be raped by the U.S." - Ha'aretz Editor David Landau - Source
“Soon, very soon, the anger (against the right) that fills our souls will seep into our veins, which will burst in fury. Soon, the silent majority will stop their own bleeding, and instead will spill (the right's) blood." And, “This will not be a war between brothers; because they are not our brothers,” Shem-or continued. “Technically this war could be termed a civil war, since we all carry the same blue Israeli identity cards. But those whom we will go to war against are only citizens on the outside; they are the bloodsuckers of the nation, the eaters of its flesh."
"They, with their peyot (sidelocks) blowing in the breeze of the 'holy spirit.' They, with the brightness of their eyes, focused on their 'truth.' They, with their Yeshivot where bloodletting is taught where they are taught before entering the army that the order of the Rabbi is superior to the order of the commander. Soon we will silence them; soon they will drown in their own blood." - Left wing journalist Yonatan Shem - Source
After Shimon Peres was defeated in the race for Prime Minister of Israel in 1996, he declared, "The Jews have won. The Israelis have lost." - Haaretz journalist Daniel Ben Simon the day following Shimon Peres' defeat. Source and another Source
"They hate the Sabbath and they hate the laws of Judaism and they hate the yeshivas and they hate the rabbis. And they hate being Jewish and they hate God and they hate Zionism and a Jewish state and the need to be different - and they hate Kahane for representing all this. And they hate the bitter reality of hundreds of thousands supporting and marching for and believing in all the things that they hate, and so they are prepared to use any and all means to destroy the Jews and Jewishness. And the most frightening and dangerous thing is that, in all this ugliness, I have seen and recognized the face of Hatred and Murder Past." -Rabbi Meir Kahane
Yes, the Left may indeed be marking the start of their 'Israeli Spring'. But if they don't succeed, maybe they'd like Miami or Boca Raton? They don't have to be Jews there, and they can leave their 'Jewish' baggage behind in Israel.
Evil Settler Kitten in the midst of the Israeli Spring
'Settler Kitten' Tamar Yonah
Kislev 10, 5772, 12/6/2011
Walid Shoebat is an former Muslim Arab terrorist & whistleblower. He joins me on my show once a week to tell us what they are saying in the Arab media, that they don't say to Western audiences. Below, with his permission, I am posting his latest piece on my blog. It is only wise, to know what 'the other side' is saying. In Arabic.
The Shocking Arab Love For Hitler
by Walid Shoebat
The extent of love or hate of public or historic figures can perhaps be determined by typing the name of that someone on Google search engine. Plugging most Arab dictators name these days in Arabic yields mass dissatisfaction equating them to tyrants like Hitler. But what if perhaps you typed the name “Hitler” by itself in Arabic on Google search engine, what will you find? “Hitler” in Arabic has as many hits as the number of Jews he liquidated—over 6 million hits. While its impossible to read 6 million blogs and websites to determine what the Arab world thinks of him, perhaps perusing hundreds of websites in Arabic might shock westerners to find that most of the comments in some way or another either compliment or glorify Hitler. The first Arabic website was a blog that introduces him: "Hitler was not an ordinary individual to be spun by the wheel of history to sprinkle him behind as dust to be forgotten across this vast globe. He was neither the king of the German people alone. He is one of the greatest few. Here is the king of history". Westerners might think that the first comment on such an article would be in disgust. Hardly, Muhammad Jasem posted the first comment: "if the greatest leaders gather together, they would not equal the magnificence of Hitler". The rest of the comments were not far off. The second hit was a Youtube click titled "the cowardly Jews" showing a Hitler lookalike walking the streets with Jews passerby supposedly terrified as they moved out of his way. This “proves that Jews are cowards” the commentators interpreted.
(Tamar adds: Over 688,000 views on this video below. Mostly male viewers of 'fighting' age, from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and other Islamic states.)
The most common and popular quote from Hitler on Arabic websites was him supposedly saying "I could have destroyed all the Jews but I kept some so the world will know someday why I destroyed them". The next hit after these on the web is a youtube titled “Hitler’s declaration on Jewish Annihilation” which the first comment was how Hitler “respected Islam” and how he even enlisted a Muslim S.S. unit and even gave them prayer breaks.
Perusing hundreds of websites in the Arabic yielded similar comments; when it comes to Hitler, one would rarely find comments that are ‘western-typical’. I was elated to find what I thought to be the first positive western-typical comment out of thousands that said: "Hitler was a psychopath. He would also have killed all the Muslims" to soon be disappointed "but to be frank I love Hitler for his ability to lead". Of course, this was quickly met with rebuke by others "indeed if Hitler hated the Arabs why would he enlist Muslim soldiers in his ranks, this must be Jewish propaganda".
Accusations of “Jewish Propaganda” and conspiracy theories plagues the Internet in Arabic were factual history is dismissed as a ‘Zionist conspiracy’. I concluded from my own anti-Semitic experiences growing up that a culture plagued with conspiracy theories is the one usually producing them.
One very typical comment stated: "Hitler left the other half alive in order for Muhammad's prophecy to be fulfilled and open the pathway for Islam to destroy the rest". On Alsaha.com, which is a main news source in the Arab Gulf, a report on a newly released film in France depicts for the first time how the Paris Mosque saved Jews and Muslim resistance fighters during World War II. The common comments stem from Holocaust deniers and long posts on how the Muslim Grand Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini was a hero and how Hitler supposedly quoted the Quran “the Hour is near, and the moon was rent asunder”. So common was this Quranic quote supposedly quoted by Hitler that Ayed Al-Qarni, one of the most respected Saudi Muslim theologian remarked that Hitler had this Quranic quote engraved on the canons and tanks of the S.S. army. This is a reminder that the end of days has come and the hour is near when the Jews will be totally annihilated in accordance to Muslim Prophecy. From Muslim scholars to historic references, Hitler is a hero. Objections on the love of Hitler do exist but they are rarely void of contradictions within the same lines. One commentcriticizes such love “Hitler was a Nazi who believed in the Arian Race… it was obvious that Hitler complimented Islam because he was allied to the Ottoman Muslims. But why we Arabs have to insist on our love of Hitler? Just because he scrubbed away the Jews? Muhammad, then Omar after him scrubbed them away in Jerusalem, way before Hitler”. If one imagines westerners in English equating Muhammad the prophet of Islam with Hitler, the reaction would be immense. But it is not unusual to find Arabic websites that compliment Hitler of being a model who emulated Muhammad. “The only one in history who was able to win the Jews in order to cripple them was Muhammad” Hitler was quoted saying. It was considered a compliment.
Even comments on the current news, two days ago Al-Riyadh news in Saudi Arabia publishes an article on Hitler’s Conference Center, which was brought down by a controlled explosion. No comments supported it. They were upset that a historic landmark was destroyed blaming it on Israel.
Psychopathic comments that normally would find much rebuke in a western setting rarely exist on the Arabic websites. One typical rebuke stated: "I am amazed at all the comments that consider Hitler an icon. The only good thing he did was to kill the Jews."
Arab commentators are not void of using Hitler as an example to compare with Arab tyrants and to combat extremism. Walfajr.net, a Middle Eastern news, in an article by Al-Baqer Ali Al-Shamasi titled "Zionist's drum beats for war" writes about extremists "Hitler, this extremist nationalist and his friend Mussolini came and sparked a world war which victimized 60 million". So far so good, until a few lines later "when Hitler did what he did with them [the Jews], the Zionist used their tactics to concoct the Holocaust”. Accepting the Holocaust, as ‘reality’ and ‘denying’ it in the same line are not unusual on Arabic websites. But this is a sign of a pathological liar in which the liar while he knows it’s a lie, but he then believes it anyway and even promotes it.
So many were the articles remembering Mein Kampf on how Hitler described the Jews as “stench” and “dirty rats”. The first one I encountered had the firstcomment “with all honesty, I admire Hitler, but his killings of Jewish women and children was abhorring to say the least”. Western readers might ask as to how could a normal human being admire what he abhors? The answer is simple, the comment continued giving the reason: “our religion Islam forbade the killing of the elderly, women and children. But I thank you for the wonderful insightful memoire about Hitler’s struggle with the Jews”. Only men that reach puberty are to be killed according to Islamist scholars.
So many of Hitler’s Mein Kampf was advertised with complimentary reviews. If one plugs “I love Hitler” in English, the first things that come up are articles exposing fashion guru John Galliano who was filmed having a vile racist rant during which he declared: “I love Hitler.” Then you have to go through a ton of articles exposing this embarrassment until he was found guilty for his anti-Semitic rants. Not so if one plugs “I love Hitler” in Arabic. In the Arabic, the first websites when typing “I love Hitler” that come up are a mixture between theromantic messages of “I love you as much as Hitler loved Berlin” to instructionsto Muslims on why “loving Hitler is a duty” and why you “must not believe what you watch on T.V, Hitler loved Islam and welcomed Muslims”. The problem in the Arab world is not a case of lack of proper secular education as westerners think, but a religious conditioning of the Muslim masses. The photos of Haj Amin Al-Husseini that news and websites in the West use to expose Islamist-Nazi connections are simply used to argue for supporting Nazism in the Arab-Muslim world. Even typing: “I hate Hitler” in Arabic yielded the first website on a debate between a hater and a lover of Hitler and how the debate concluded that loving him was an honor. The second website rebuked all Arabs that love Hitler. Why? “The Muslims should have been the priority choice to destroy the Jews, not Hitler”, said one comment. Perusing through the thirty websites on “I hate Hitler” yielded hatred on every website. Answers varied from “I hate Hitler because his Holocaust hardened the hearts of Jews which made them take over Palestine” to “Hitler was judged because he never got the job done”.
Searching “Hitler” in Arabic was a journey of entering a tunnel of depressing darkness. “Hitler the artist” says one article. Hitler was the one who even “discovered the Walt Disney cartoons” stated one comment. It was “Hitler who first drew Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. From the first comment to the last, the article was a delight.
The final comment was that “Hitler hated Jews because his mother’s doctor who was Jewish failed and caused her to die. It was a Jew that purchased Hitler’s first pieces of art and paid Hitler very little to only sell them for major sums. Hitler later discovered the theft by the Jews of his art. It is this story that woke Hitler finally to see how Jews are cheaters”.
It all reminds me of the early days being schooled in Bethlehem when we studied the life and writings of the most notable and respected prominent Egyptian writer Anis Mansour who once wrote: "People all over the world come to realize that Hitler was right, since Jews are bloodsuckers...interested in destroying the whole world which has expelled them and despised them for centuries ... and burnt them in Hitler's crematoria ... one million ... six millions. Would that he had finished it!" (Anis Mansour 1973).
Anis Mansour was nothing more then a sleaze bucket. I know saying this might anger the hundreds of millions in the Arab world who respect him. Perhaps they might say that I was infected by an American conspiracy? Indeed I was, I call it “critical thinking”.