Monday morning President Benjamin Netanyahu said that “Iran today announced that it was breaching its explicit commitment when it crossed the 300 kilogram mark in uranium enrichment, and Iran is moving ahead with a significant step in the production of nuclear weapons.”
Iran Violates Nuclear Deal ~Arutz Sheva Staff
According to the former chairman of the subcommittee on Judea and Samaria, MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home), the Palestinian Authority takeover of Area C represents a real political emergency: “The facts are being determined on the ground and if we reach the negotiating table, there will be nothing more to discuss.”
A report released by Regavim reveals that over 28,000 new illegal structures have been established on Israeli-controlled territory in Judea and Samaria over the past decade.
Israel’s Jewish communities in the south have had enough after suffering close to 100 fires last week started by incendiary balloons launched from the Gaza Strip. Israel’s Channel 12 reports that residents are outraged by the ongoing attacks and discouraged by the lack of reaction and support on the part of the Israeli government.
In response, Israeli regional council representatives are looking into the legal requirements for issuing an independent appeal to the United Nations against Hamas.
Booby-Trapped Book: Terror Attack in the Gaza Vicinity Foiled ~Orly Harari
American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman spoke Wednesday morning to Efi Trigger on Army Radio – Galey Tzahal. Friedman said the Bahrain summit was “heading in the right direction,” despite the PA’s boycott of the gathering.
“I stand behind my words to the NYT 100 percent; it has been American policy and expectation for the last 20-30 years; everybody knows there’s no scenario when Israel will leave the entire Judea and Samaria; as long as I’ve been conceptualizing this issue.”
Thanks to the pressure exerted by Israeli NGO Regavim and the Shomron Regional Council, the Civil Administration removed illegal structures built on land belonging to the Jewish community of Leshem in Samaria.
The case at hand: Taysir Abdallah was a squatter on government land that belongs to the Jewish community of Leshem in the Shomron. He illegally occupied a prime piece of property, directly on top of what was meant to be the safe, modern access road to the community.
“The tactics used by Abdullah are classic examples of a system that involves thousands of illegal Arab structures. Nonsensical permit requests, appeals designed to clog the system, abuse of the legal process – the State of Israel must take action vis-à-vis the system as a whole. Otherwise, every lawbreaker is rewarded, and the law enforcement system is brought to its knees.” ~Yishai Hemo, Regavim Field Coordinator for Judea and Samaria.
Just days before the US sponsored Bahrain conference, the White House released the first of a two-part Middle East peace plan, outlining the Trump administration’s “economic vision” for Palestinian Arab territories and neighboring Arab countries.
The highly anticipated proposal calls for a $50 billion investment in PA territories from private companies and donor countries to jump start local economies and boost conditions in Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, which would each receive a portion of the funds.
The 40-page plan rests on three initiatives: 1) to “unleash the economic potential” of the Palestinians, 2) “empower the Palestinians to realize their ambitions,” and 3) “enhance Palestinian governance.”
The second part of the plan is meant to address the political implications of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and is expected to be released in the fall.
Read Part 1 of the proposal Peace to Prosperity, The Economic Plan: A New Vision for the Palestinian People.
Saudi diplomat argues that this includes a “clear path leading to complete Palestinian Independence” ~Jerusalem Post Staff
PA says Trump deal nothing more than a financial bribe while everyone else jumps on the American bandwagon ~David Israel
Bolton: Without security there can be no peace ~Arutz Sheva Staff
Petah Tikvah in central Israel will name a city square after US President Donald Trump in a special inauguration ceremony on July 3. The name will be Trump Square.
“The State of Israel has not had a more sympathetic and supportive president than US President Donald Trump. We appreciate his support for the State of Israel and its residents and it is fitting that a central square in the fourth largest city in the State of Israel be named after him.” ~Petah Tikvah Mayor Rami Greenberg
On Monday Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted to her Instagram account that the “United States is running concentration camps on our southern border.”
Many institutions and individuals were quick to lash out at Ocasio-Cortez. The Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem responded by suggesting she learn about concentration camps first.
Democrats have remained silent thereby allowing these inflammatory remarks to distort right from wrong and truth from falsehood. Weak and ineffective House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blew off her comments: “I’m not up to date with her most recent remarks.”
BEST RESPONSE: “We are not running concentration camps … in any part of the United States, you damn fool.” AFSI likes commentator Mark Levin’s response to Ocasio-Cortez’s deliberate distortion of truth. Listen to Levin HERE.
Earlier this week, for two consecutive days, Arab arsonists set fires specifically intended to harm the community of Yitzhar in Samaria.
Israelis living in the targeted area were forced to leave their homes as the fires that were intentionally set spread quickly.
AFSI’s initiatives by installing a firebreak in Yitzhar sends Arab arsonists to the other side of the Yishuv. It’s unacceptable that the government does not go after the arsonists.
An Arutz Sheva report revealed that the New Israel Fund (NIF) is appealing to supporters to support US Senate legislation against the application of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.
Shair Glick, CEO of the Jewish human rights organization, B’tzalmo, said that the NIF’s appeal “crosses a red line. The NIF always prides itself on being an Israeli organization operating inside Israel, but it now turns out that it is employing outsiders to exert external pressure against Israel.”
“I call upon the government of Israel to declare the severing of any contact with this organization, which is a foreign corporation operating against the interests of citizens and the State of Israel,” Glick added.
AFSI applauds the action of B’tzalmo and urges the Israeli government to cut all ties with the NIF and other left-wing NGO’s that seek to harm Israel now.
The IDF Should Cut Contact with B’Tselem ~Gilad Zwick