Dozens of Sovereignty Youth members from all parts of the country attended a special two-day seminar where they were exposed to the challenges of applying Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria and various ways of coping with those challenges.
Sovereignty Movement co-chairwomen Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar sum up the seminar with satisfaction: “They proved again that they are aware of the significance of timing and the great importance of the mission on the shoulders of their generation, the mission of sovereignty. The youths were the ones who initiated the seminar and we designed the structure of the seminar together with them, which turned out to be much more than was planned.”
Full story HERE.
Sderot boasts the world’s largest underground fortified playground, extending 25,000 square feet and containing 300 tons of 25-gauge steel. This playground was and continues to be instrumental during intense rocket attacks that began before the Gush Katif expulsion of 2005. It’s become a hub for families, schools and visitors—a safe place giving the area’s residents a chance to feel at ease.
AFSI’s first reaction to this playground was one of disapproval. Why should the solution to the never-ending rocket attacks be that Jews go underground? Why not eliminate the attackers? It’s been at least 15 years since Sderot has endured this situation. Isn’t it time for it to end? Do hairsplitting legal advisers prohibit the IDF from wiping out the enemy because some legality or claims of human rights are violated? This is unconscionable since the lives and health of the citizens of Sderot and neighboring communities are under threat. The government must come up with a better solution than sending Jews underground.
For those who doubted Israel as a nation, Hebrew as its official language and the Blue Star of David as its official flag —-DOUBT NO MORE!
The Knesset overnight Wednesday-Thursday passed into law the nation-state bill that for the first time enshrines Israel as “the national home of the Jewish people” in its quasi-constitutional Basic Laws.
Full text of the Nation State Law HERE.
The Knesset approved a law earlier this week that would limit Palestinian access to the High Court of Justice and expand jurisdiction of the Administrative Court beyond sovereign Israel.
This marks a 51-year change in the way Judea and Samaria land cases will be handled, by moving them first to an administrative court which previously did not have judicial purview with regard to Judea and Samaria.
The bill is a win-win for Judea and Samaria as it will “normalize the lives of the residents,” said JM Ayelet Shaked, who championed the legislation.
A home in Sderot is hit and four family members are now in the hospital undergoing surgery. A synagogue and playground are also hit. Families sleep together in safe rooms. The situation is intolerable and the IDF must take control.
Defeating the enemy is the ONLY option!!
Unfortunately it was a very tense and trying weekend as Hamas fired 200 rockets and mortar shells from the Gaza Strip into Israel. Attempts were made to breach the security fence and infiltrate Israel from the northern Gaza Strip. The IDF responded accordingly..
Read the full IDF report.
More on this subject:
Weekend rocket attacks saw four Israelis injured at home.
Synagogue hit by rocket – Major Keren Hajioff reports.
Hamas does not decide ceasefire. PM Netanyahu, at the urging of Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi, visited the residents of the south and listened to their feelings over the difficult weekend they experienced. Davidi clearly stated that there should be no ceasefire and that Israel must strike back hard at the terrorists
We like Eric Ruskin’s Arutz Sheva OpEd which remembers the great Statesman, writer, orator, soldier and Zionist leader Zeev Jabotinsky on the anniversary of his yahrzeit (29 Tammuz 1940).
Jabotinsky knew all too well that though Jews have HaTikvah, Arabs have their own “hope,” one focused on the destruction of the Jewish State, no matter its size.
Ruskin states: “One of the best ways to pay tribute to the memory of this man of ideas and action is to put into practice a central lesson of his extraordinary life by calling for victory in Israel’s just and moral struggle against its enemies.”
Read more HERE on why Yaakov Hoegel says Jabotinsky is still relevant.
On February 13, 2019, an Israeli-built unmanned spacecraft is expected to land on the moon, having blasted off from Earth two months earlier, project managers said at a news conference Tuesday.
Following what we trust will be a successful launch, the SpaceIL craft will give Israel entry into the exclusive club of only three nations that have so far achieved a controlled landing on the moon’s surface.
According to a recent US News and World Report: ‘Israel has a large presence on the global stage, thanks in part to its close relationship with the US.’ Israel ranked eighth on the list of the world’s most powerful nations.
We couldn’t be happier. But then again we probably knew Israel stood high among the nations in the first place. Full story HERE.
In 2012 Congress ordered the State Department to disclose how many Palestinians currently served by UNRWA fled the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and how many are merely their descendants. The Obama administration classified the report, citing national security. We did not know census data was a threat to national security.
The UNRWA numbers in the report are grossly exaggerated in order to perpetuate its Palestinian “refugee” agenda.
“Once the refugee issue is exposed as a scam, Palestinian leaders would have to learn how to govern, not merely stir up antagonism with Israel.” It’s time for the truth to unfold and AFSI believes President Trump can make this happen. We call on President Trump to DECLASSIFY THIS DOCUMENT NOW.
Read Caroline Glick’s excellent Opinion piece on exposing and shutting down UNRWA.
Neda Amin’s Artuz Sheva OpEd exposes the origin of a new course for Palestinian children called, “How Will We Kill an Israeli.”
Britain is now getting wind of the fact that their funding is being used for anti-Semitism incitement in Palestinian textbooks and plans an investigation.
Supreme Court justices issued a temporary injunction earlier this week against Israel’s decision to create an autonomous Jewish municipality in Hebron.
The court asked the State of Israel to justify the creation of an autonomous Jewish municipality in Hebron that is not under the Palestinians’ rule
Yishai Fleisher, international spokesman for the Hebron Jewish community, said this is another example of excessive judicial activism. “There is nothing constitutionally illegal with the government decision..There is no reason for the court to meddle.”