Palestinian Media Watch’s latest article “US Congress Now Has a Map in Which “Palestine” Replaces Israel” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik is a red flag for America.
This map, show here in the photo, is in the office of Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). We’ve all heard about her recent profanity laced tirade against President Trump. And we surely know that this map is nothing more than a tool for her to disseminate her unabashed anti-semitism and hatred of Israel.
Tlaib has no authority to determine a topography change. This is not a matter to be dealt with by her Democratic colleagues behind closed doors only. Where are her colleagues who should be issuing a public statement apologizing to the American people and the Jewish community while reprimanding her for this anti-semitism? Where is the United States Congress and its lawyers on this matter?
US National Security Advisor John Bolton was in Israel yesterday to discuss the US pullout from Syria.
Not so fast! Bolton assured that the US that the impending US wihdrawal is conditional and that the US will not pull out of Syria until Turkey can guarantee that the Kurds will not be attacked. He also stated that the pullout may only be partial.
We Agree to Agree – A phone call last Friday between PM Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin was positive with both in agreement that increased cooperation between Israel and Russia was needed in light of the US announcement of its withdrawal from Syria. The common goal according to PM Netanyahu’s office: preventing Iran from establishing a presence in Syria (greater than it already has).
Q. What do you get if you refuse to abandon the path of terrorism?
A. Successful diplomatic effort led by Amb. Danny Danon to block the PA’s request to have its status in the United Nations upgraded from observer state to a fully recognized, voting member state of the UN.
Hours after an Israeli High Court rejected their petition, Arabs tried to stop the construction of a security fence around the village of Shaked.
Yossi Dagan, the head of the Samaria Regional Council, made it clear that the work will continue. “The time has come to stop the Palestinian Authority from taking control of state land in Judea and Samaria, which is part of the PA’s broad plan to take over Area C and establish facts on the ground.”
Thursday morning, security forces evacuated two structures that were placed in the Amona community – an area that was legally purchased by Jews. The structures (caravans) were brought to Amona in response to the terror attacks in the area in recent weeks.
Bennett’s New Right Party is speaking out calling this action selective enforcement rather than a solution to bureaucratic issues.
MK Betzalel Smotrich, who is with the young people in Amona, told Army Radio this morning that it was “a sad and unnecessary event. The prime minister refuses to evacuate Khan al-Ahmar and Amona, which was purchased legally.”
The Jerusalem Post reports that Israel will draft plans for new construction — possibly as much as 2,500 homes — on a hill in the Efrat community.
Though unsuccessful in the past, the Jewish communities in Efrat renewed their campaign for construction following the recent murder of Ari Fuld.
In what Arutz Sheva calls the “Shaked revolution,” a Jerusalem District Court hears the first Yesha petition from Judea and Samaria under a new law relieving the burden on the Supreme Court.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked initiated the new law, which is intended to normalize the legal situation of Judea and Samaria.
Plans to build 1,113 housing units in Judea and Samaria were approved this week by a sub-committee of the Supreme Planning Council.
The head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, Shlomo Neeman said this sends an important message to those “…who are sabotaging the prosperity and success…” of the communities in Judea and Samaria. “After the difficult evacuation of Netiv Ha’avot last June, we are now building and growing, and we will continue to do so.”
On Monday, more than 50 Knesset members signed a pledge that confirmed their “deep solidarity with the roots of the Jewish people in Hebron,” just days before a conference organized by an Arab Knesset member was set to call for the expulsion of all Jews from the city. Story HERE.
Too many Jewish lives have been lost to terror. Constant surrender to terror – ceasefires – will only do damage to the security of Israel in the long run.
That was the crux of former Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s argument nearly six weeks ago when he resigned in response to another ceasefire with militants in Gaza. It was also the breaking point of a government about to collapse.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the parties in his coalition decided to disperse the Knesset this week and hold an early general election on April 9.
PM Netanyahu said now that the urgent security matter of the Hezbollah terror tunnels has been dealt with, proceeding with early elections is possible.