Sunday, August 30, 2015

"He Who is Merciful to the Cruel will End up Being Cruel to the Merciful”

"He who is merciful to the cruel will end up being cruel to the merciful”

"The IDF's policy of restraint in Judea and Samaria … has led, and is leading, to the murder of Jews and one must not remain silent"


Jewish Soldier Abandoned to Arab Mob in Nabi Salah
Attacked by Screeching Arab Women, Tearing at and Biting the Soldier.

This is the full video, a deliberate provocation, a set-up play enacted every Friday, and the soldiers are not being taught how to react to such provocations. The cameras are there, the actors are the same at many such incidents, and i’m sure they are getting paid for their repulsive behavior, especially that blonde in the pink shirt. She’s in many such videos. In the video watch how she makes sure the camera is getting the right shot.


You can see the cameras juggling to get into a good position.



“Avi Naim, head of the Beit Aryeh Regional Council and chairman of the local regional security committee, railed on Sunday against the shameful video depicting an IDF soldier being beaten by Arab women and children in the village of Nabi Salah on Friday. "On Fridays, hundreds of Arab rioters accompanied by Israeli anarchists throw stones, curse and humiliate IDF soldiers," Naim continued. "This is an intolerable reality that harms both soldiers and Israel's image.” Arutz Sheva

Lieberman: “It is disgraceful. The Nethanyahu government isn't worth a pinch of (…). They have let us down internally: the Temple Mount is almost juden rein, the cops of Israel are as corrupt as any 3rd world country, no one stops Arabs from attacking Jews in Jerusalem and now this! How will they defend us against the Iranian nuclear threat? (,,,)” Arutz Sheva

This is What the People are Saying.
Israelis are furious and Respond in the Comments section:

“Why is anyone surprised by this? There is systematic effort on the part of powerful people in and out of Israel to destroy Israel and annihilate the Jewish people and the IDF is a primary target. Rules of conduct and engagement have been established that place the lives of every combat solider in danger. The lives and wellbeing of our enemies is placed above that of our own people. Who is behind all this and why? The brass hats are more concerned with the right portfolio strategy than the right military strategy. So who is really running the Army? Who is giving the orders to persecute children and raid a lawful meeting? Who gave the orders to allow terrorists to take control of the Temple Mount? In short, who is really running the country?”

“I recognize some (…) in this clip, from other Pallywood productions where women and little girls harrassed and beat our soldiers…the little girl in the pink shirt has been in a few of these provocation videos, but I think she's actually Israeli.”

“... they were VERY STRONG when they came to arrest teenagers who they imagine are "Jewish terrorists". They know that those "Jewish terrorists" would never harm a soldier; neither would the surrounding Jewish crowd. The army was also VERY STRONG when they came to my neighborhood and took away a trailer, and all the cheap furniture, including the pots, food and refrigerator, of a young family, who are also imagined to be "Jewish terrorists". These "brave" IDF soldiers were only following orders. There is a saying from the Talmud: "He who is merciful to the cruel will end up being cruel to the merciful”.”

“It is only the tip of the iceberg catching the stone throwers. Arrest the inciters including Abbas, all their terrorist moslem preachers, leftist NGOs... And Untie the hands of the IDF. They should be creating determent by their presence, and not find themselves attacked by anyone. If little girls are not afraid of them, what does that tell you about Bibi's/Ya'alon's policies?””

“One of these days soldiers will say no more-- will Yaalon imprison hundreds of soldiers? Total government insanity. They fear young settlers will become more powerful than the leftist scum anachist Yaalon backs and protects, and humiliate Jewish soldiers.”


"He who is merciful to the cruel will end up being cruel to the merciful”.


What Happens When a Jew Defends Himself 
from Arab Rock Throwing:

Noam Federman of Kiryat Arba will stand trial for an incident last year in which Arabs ambushed his vehicle with rocks…when Federman was driving through Hevron with two of his children. They were ambushed at close range. Federman and his son immediately got out of their car and chased the rock throwers into an alley.

“In the alley, Arabs threw more rocks at Federman and his son, who threw rocks back. (,,,)

"It is a very grave matter, that the prosecution in the State of Israel has turned the attacked into the accused,” he said. “We all know that rocks were thrown at me and my family, and all my actions were in self defense.

“The IDF's policy of restraint in Judea and Samaria … has led, and is leading, to the murder of Jews and one must not remain silent, even at the cost of a charge sheet.” INNews

Friday, August 28, 2015

"The High Court Is Killing Us" OR Are You Ready for the Court in Shamayim?

Issues in Israel

This is such an important article, that I am posting it here for all to read. Little by little issues in Israel are slipping into not Democracy but into another more sinister society. That is why we need to return to the ways of the Torah given to us by the Creator of the World on Mount Sinai. There is a great deal of opposition by our own Israelis and by the nations of the world who cannot stand that there is a higher authority Who has instructed His people how to live in a world of just these times. We must prepare ourselves for a new dimension of living, with Mashiach when he finally arrives.

Prophecies

Many prophecies have risen to warn and instruct, appearing on the following sites: yeranenyaakov, ShiratDevorah, TomerDevorah, and sometimes here. These warning should not be taken lightly, but with contemplation as to why we are receiving these messages.

Shabbat

It is not so difficult to observe the Shabbat, in fact it is very refreshing and good on the physical and mental planes, but those who fight it are lost in the gravity of earth. The family unit is the most rewarding scenario one could live within, developing the middah of sharing, caring, emotional clarity, and physical delights, not to mention the culinary delights of the Shabbat table, as many can attest to. Slowly, elements in Society are demanding that opposites are of supreme value, which in fact are breaking down the fabric of the very society that allows these elements to thrive.

Jewish Customs

By returning to our Jewish customs we will reinforce our society as it is meant to be, and then Mashiach will come and rid the world of confusion, doubt and destruction.


The High Court Is Killing Us 
by Uri Tzipori of Kol HaYehudi

Yet again the High Court has involved itself in the Knesset’s work of passing legislation. This time the court decided that detaining illegal migrants for 20 months, as was passed in the Knesset, was inhumane and instead the maximum period of detainment will be 12 months.

The High Court has replaced the discretion of elected representatives with its own discretion. It has decided that its own opinion is more important than the opinion of the people (as shown through their representatives).

Take note of what has happened here. The law by which the High Court has time and again abolished the Migrants Law is the Law of Respect to Man and his Freedom. The law respecting man and his freedom was passed in the Knesset in 1992 by a slim majority of 32-21 (60%-40% in favor). By contrast the first law regarding the migrants passed 37-8 (82% majority), while the second law passed 30-15 (67% majority), and the third law passed 47-23 (67% majority).

In other words, in every instance the support for the Migrants Law was greater than the support for the law by which the High Court abolished the Migrants Law. In two of the three cases the absolute number of Knesset members supporting the Migrants Law was greater than the number that supported the law by which the court abolished it. Despite the strong support, the High Court had no qualms abolishing it.

How could it be? Very simply. Judge Aharon Barak established in 1995 that a law by the Knesset that is given the status of “Basic Law” cannot ever be abolished, even by the Knesset itself (which originally passed the law!). In the eyes of the High Court, it makes no difference how much support there was for a Basic Law, even a minimal majority is enough to prevent future legislators from changing it.

Who gave Aharon Barak the power to make such an absurd decision? The answer is Barak himself! The Knesset never established that Barak’s interpretation of the meaning of a Basic Law is the actual meaning. Rather legislators stated just the opposite.

Uriel Lin, the head of the Committee for Law, when presenting the Law on Respect for Man and his Freedom, stated, “We are not giving more power to the High court. By establishing this law we are not giving the court special rights to abolish other laws… such a power has not in any way been transferred to the court. That power remains in this building [the Knesset]. If experience proves us mistaken and this law is misinterpreted, the Knesset will have the power to change it.”

Uriel Lin clearly stated that representatives of the public are not supposed to rely on the High Court, rather on themselves. The Knesset, instead of clarifying its position, chooses time and again to allow the High Court to continue and impose its will on the public. Instead of passing the law to allow overturning the court’s decisions, the people’s representatives shout empty condemnations while doing nothing in practice.

To put it simply- we have no one to rely on but ourselves. The High Court has usurped the power from the people and as Prof. Richard Posner, a Federal Appeals Judge in the US, said, Aharon Barak has committed “judicial piracy.” Until the people, and by extension their representatives, make clear that the Jewish people are the sovereign rulers here and not the court or its false definition of equality, we should not be surprised by similar future rulings coming out of the court.

Originally published on Arutz Sheva in Hebrew

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Another Cat Story



















Limpy (who lost a rear foot somehow)

I like cats, both big (like Cecil and Cubs) and small ones, like Limpy, Blacky and Smokey, as I've written about previously on another blog. So the following also captured my attention.

This is Blacky








and this is Smokey






Cecil and his mate


THE FOLLOWING IS THE 
STORY ABOUT TZUK AND EITAN

"Tzuk and Eitan were rescued from the fighting zone in the Strip during Operation Protective Edge by an IDF soldier, who is now the protagonist of a new optimistic and colorful book for children."


"All of a sudden, a weak yowling was heard, and then another very weak, shaky yowling, and then a third. 'What is there in the corner?' Matan called with wonder. Two pairs of eyes sparkled in the darkness. Matan shone his light at the whispering, bustling corner, and then another weakling meow was heard. Matan saw two skinny, gaunt cats, and he felt sorry for the hungry and abandoned kittens."

"Author Nurit Sternberg from Moshav Sde Warburg (...) decided to write a children's book about the operation and the kittens' adoption. Despite the fact the book takes place in war time, she wrote an optimistic and colorful book which makes for a light reading."

"And so the book describes it: 'With a heavy bag on his back and his weapon on his shoulder, Matan marched with his friends along their journey, while the white and ginger cats were closed up in a cardboard box.'"

"'I found the story really touching. It opens up a window into what went on in the soldiers' hearts, and how they did not lose their compassion and gentleness despite the difficult operation,' Sternberg said.'"

You can read the whole heartwarming story here

A Warning From Shomayim


Message From the Next World Comes to 
Israeli Mystical Rabbi Amram Vaknin


Rabbi Vaknin Warns of Imminent War and Danger….As previously reported by Breaking Israel News, Rabbi Vaknin receives periodic messages from the Next World, warning about events in Israel. Gil Nachman, a close student of Rabbi Vaknin’s, told Breaking Israel News, “Pray that it’s not going to be today, tomorrow or in two weeks.”

Nachman recounted the specifics that Rabbi Vaknin received in the message.

“The Muslims are going to contaminate the water, the fruits and vegetables.

They are going to damage the electricity,” he said.

“And there are going to be people dying in the streets, thousands of people all over Israel.”

Nachman urged that the Israeli water company, the electric company and food importers should be prepared for these attacks. (The Rabbi names a member of Knesset who is a spy for the enemy.)


Why?


“We’re getting close to the big day of Moshiach. Before that happens, Hashem wants us to do teshuva. We have to be ready and prepared,” pleaded Nachman. “When we do real teshuva, Hashem will fight for us.”


The article which appeared on Geula Watch can be read in full at Breaking Israel News




Previous messages from Rabbi Vaknin can be read at TomerDevorah and at Breaking Israel News.





Wednesday, August 26, 2015

THE HISTORIC CHARACTER OF THE OLD YEMENITE VILLAGE OF SHILOAH, DESTROYED BY ARAB RIOTS & POGROMS 1929 & 1936-7

The PLO’s Negotiation Affairs Department issued a press release stating that Ateret Cohanim and the Ir David Foundation (Elad) are colluding to alter the “historic character” of Silwan. JPost article.

EXACTLY WHAT IS THE 
“HISTORIC CHARACTER OF SILWAN?

“In 1938, after the devastating Arab riots and pogroms, the British Authorities evicted the last remaining Jewish families from their homes in the once thriving Jewish neighbourhood of Kfar HaShiloach (Kfar HaTeimanim), that was first established by the Yemenite Jews in 1882.”


Silwan was once a thriving neighborhood of Yemenite Jews before Arab rioting displaced the Jews living there, Ateret Cohanim’s executive director, Daniel Luria, said (cleared for publication) on Tuesday that the PLO’s claim of ethnic cleansing is nonsensical.

The Arabs decimated the character of the Yemenite area. (see WinstonIsraelNews some of which is posted further below).

“The return and/or establishment of Jewish life in the heart of Jerusalem – whether it be to the City of David, to the old Yemenite Village of Shiloah, or to any neighborhood in Jerusalem – is the natural, moral and historical right of the Jewish people,”

“The left-wing NGOs Ir Amim and Emek Shaveh unsuccessfully attempted to block the center in a joint High Court petition, claiming that it would result in “destruction and damage to the fabric of ancient Jerusalem.”

“The Israeli courts have effectively recognized the historical Jewish character of the area, and the Jewish title to many of the properties in the area. It was a thriving Yemenite community of 144-150 Yemenite families, before it was decimated and destroyed by Arabs in the riots and pogroms of 1929 and 1936-37.”

THERE IS NO 
“ETHNIC CLEANSING” 
IN SILWAN

In fact, “In June and July this year, a total of 580 terror attacks [perpetrated by Arabs against Jews] were documented. That is Ten Terror Attacks Per Day in Old Jerusalem Alone  … The area includes the Old City quarters inside the city's ancient walls, as well as the Mount of Olives, the Silwan (Shiloah) neigborhood and the City of David….”

“Peace in Silwan will only take root when 
the Arab community renounces anti-Semitic doctrine.”

“When they stop encouraging their children to throw Molotov cocktails and stones at Jews, when they educate to ‘love, not hate, thy neighbor,’ and when they finally accept that the true son of Abraham has returned home to Jerusalem and to the land of Israel, then and only then, we will have taken a big step towards true peace in this holy city of Jerusalem,”

“Even the British authorities at the time recognized the Jewish character of the area, and after removing the last remaining Yemenite Jews from the village after the riots of 1937 due to their inability to protect the Jewish residents, the British promised in writing that the Jewish refugees should be able to ‘shortly’ return to their homes.”

“If Arabs can purchase homes in Ramot Eshkol, French Hill or in East Talpiot, and can live side-by-side with Jewish residents in predominantly Jewish neighborhoods, then surely the rightful heirs to this land, the Jewish people, have the right to purchase and live in old Jewish neighborhoods in what may be predominantly Arab neighborhoods in the heart of historical Jerusalem,“ (Daniel Luria)

Shiloach 1901
















Picture Looking at Silwan from the vantage point of Kind David’s Palace in the Old City of David overlooking the Kidron Valley (Photo by Robert Mock)


I HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR THE YEMENITES (to me they are the closest to the both Temple eras, and so include here) Much of the following is from winstonisraelnews.com and wikipedia and from various photos from a google search of old Yemenite Village of Shiloach.


SOME OF THE HISTORY 
OF KFAR HASHILOACH

“In 1938-39, The British reneged on their written promises, and the Yemenite Village was effectively decimated, and Arab squatters took over many Jewish owned buildings. The neighborhood became known as Silwan.

“In the year 1938, following the fleeing and eviction of Yemenite Jews, the Synagogue itself (Ohel Shlomo) was desecrated, holy books were destroyed, and the place was initially turned into public conveniences for the local Arabs. (See more at Village of Shiloach 1930-38)

“This was in fact recorded and seen by Rechavam Ze’evi’s father and by British officials, who visited the site in 1939. Ever since, Arab families have illegally squatted and built illegal structures in and around the Beit Knesset. WinstonIsraelNews















Zeevi standing over destroyed holy books in Beit Knesset 1938

“Over the years, Israeli courts have ruled that the Synagogue is ‘recognized’ as an official Synagogue and that it must be returned to the rightful Jewish owners – Hekdesh Benvenisti. (This ruling was in addition to previous court rulings against the Arabs for illegal building on the religious and historic site)








“By the grace of G-d, Baruch Hashem, this morning – 17th Iyar 5775 (6th May 2015) Jewish life returned to the Beit Knesset, and it was returned to Hekdesh Benvenisti, its rightful heirs after 77 years..

“Although only part of the original Synagogue has been returned to its owner (As some of the Arab families who have illegally squatted in the old Synagogue are no longer in the premises, while others remain)…..it’s still the amazing realization of a dream.

“The Beit Knesset and its adjoining buildings is located adjacent to Beit HaDvash and in close proximity to Beit Yehonatan (named for Jonathan Pollard), both buildings with Yeshiva students, and Jewish families.

“It has been redeemed and after some future serious restoration and renovation work, the sweet sounds of daily prayers, Jewish learning and Jewish life in general, will once again be heard from the Synagogue-Beit Knesset complex (www.yemenitesynagogue.com)

“The old Yemenite Synagogue will G-d willing service the Yeshiva students in the area (Kolel Yehoshua Rohr-Ometz Yishecha) and also the Jewish families and Yeshiva students, currently living nearby, in the Shiloach neighbourhood. (Beit Yehonatan, Beit HaDvash, Beit Frumkin and Beit Ovadia). YemeniteSynagogue.

“(*Note: Needy Jewish families may also move into part of the complex, as this is one of the aims of the original Yemenite Hekdesh- Sanctified Communal Property, which is known as Hekdesh Benvinisti.”

MORE HISTORY 

The most famous Jewish Yemenite migration to the Land of Israel took place in 1949 and 1950 when almost 50,000 Jews were airlifted to Israel in "Operation On Eagles Wings -- על כנפי נשרים" also known as "Operation Magic Carpet."













The earlier Yemenite migration took place 70 years earlier in 1881-1882 when a group of Jews of Yemen arrived by foot to Jerusalem.  They belonged to no "Zionist movement." They returned out of an age-old religious fervor to return to Zion.



The new immigrants settled on Jewish-owned property in the Shiloach village outside of the Old City walls of Jerusalem.

YEMENITE EARLY HISTORY (Wikipedia)

There are numerous accounts and legends concerning the arrival of Jews in various regions in Southern Arabia. One legend suggests that King Solomon sent Jewish merchant marines to Yemen to prospect for gold and silver with which to adorn his Temple in Jerusalem.

In 1881, the French vice consulate in Yemen wrote to the leaders of the Alliance (the Alliance Israelite Universelle) in France, that he read in a book by the Arab historian Abu-Alfada that the Jews of Yemen settled in the area in 1451 BCE.

The Sanaite Jews have a legend that their ancestors settled in Yemen forty-two years before the destruction of the First Temple. It is said that under the prophet Jeremiah some 75,000 Jews, including priests and Levites, traveled to Yemen.

Another legend states that when Ezra commanded the Jews to return to Jerusalem they disobeyed, whereupon he pronounced a ban upon them. According to this legend, as a punishment for this hasty action Ezra was denied burial in Israel.

As a result of this local tradition, which can not be validated historically, it is said that no Jew of Yemen gives the name of Ezra to a child, although all other Biblical appellatives are used. The Yemenite Jews claim that Ezra cursed them to be a poor people for not heeding his call. This seems to have come true in the eyes of some Yemenites, as Yemen is extremely poor. However, some Yemenite sages in Israel today emphatically reject this story as myth, if not outright blasphemy.



Historical City of David



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WHO IS DOING ALL THE FIREBOMBING?


IDF soldiers stopped a terrorist FIREBOMB attack in Judea on Sunday night on Highway 60, just outside of the Jewish community of Efrat, about five minutes south of Jerusalem. Two Palestinian Authority Arabs were caught by the soldiers as they were preparing to hurl firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at an IDF outpost located outside the Jewish community.
















Israel Catches Palestinian Authority Firebomb Cell Israeli security officials cleared for publication Monday evening that they have arrested a Palestinian Authority terrorist cell that was behind several firebombing and rock-throwing attacks on Judea and Samaria.






Terrorists attack Israeli soldiers with a Molotov cocktail in Arab village riot near Beit El and Ramallah The terrorists are from a village near Shechem, where the Palestinian Authority is committed to maintain security and tear down the terrorist infrastructure.













8 Palestinian Arab Terror Suspects Arrested Eight Palestinian Arab terror suspects were arrested overnight in the Arab village of El Aroub. Four of the suspects were arrested on charges of terrorism. Two were taken into custody on arson charges and two were arrested in connection with rock attacks.














Terror by Fire

AND DO WE REMEMBER THIS:  The Jerusalem area has experienced several fires in recent weeks, and new blazes raged on Monday in various areas in the vicinity. Molotov cocktails were found at the scene of Sunday’s huge fire outside Jerusalem, causing investigators to conclude that it was the work of arsonists. The massive blaze in Jerusalem on Sunday that consumed property and 74 acres of natural forest was ignited by arsonists, Israeli authorities announced on Monday.



HE WHO REDEEMED ISRAEL IN THE DAYS OF GREECE WILL BE THE ONE WHO WILL REDEEM ISRAEL . . .

This post is in support of one tireless and 
*devoted blogger who always asks 
“What of the nascent Sanhedrin?”

A rabbinical organization called the Sanhedrin, which includes several prominent rabbis from the hardline wing of the national- religious community and from the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) sector, wrote letters of support to the 10 men who have been banned from entering Judea and Samaria on Sunday by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency). JPost

“Praiseworthy are you who represent an example and an inspiration to rabbinical judges and to all the faithful of Israel,”

“He who redeemed Israel in the days of Greece will be the One who will redeem Israel from the hands of all the dictators as long as they fail to repent quickly before the great and awesome day of God,”

[T]he letter expressed support for the youth in question “for their self-sacrifice, their dedication and their faithfulness,” and that the reference to “dictators” was directed towards Israel’s current leadership. . .the letter was not praising violence but rather the youths’ dedication to “settling every part of the Land of Israel.”

“There is complete justification in measure for measure and a proportional response and revenge,”

“If the security official tries to beat you, you can beat him back, you are obligated to beat him back, this is a human reaction,” … “You cannot expect Jews not to defend themselves.”

“… acts of vandalism to express anger and opposition to government action were also acceptable, but said that there was no evidence tying Jewish extremists to the arson attack in Duma and the murder of the two members of Dawabsha family."

"The Sanhedrin organization was established in 2004 as an attempt to revive the ancient rabbinical council known by the same name, which existed during the time of the Talmud and comprised 71 Jewish sages. The institution constituted the supreme religious decision-making body of the Jews during that era. . . The newly established Sanhedrin – which is not recognized by the state or by mainstream Jewish denominations and groupings as having any formal standing – has adopted radical and hardline positions on the conflict with the Palestinians and on the place of Jewish law in the State of Israel.”

"The missive was signed by three rabbis from the Sanhedrin organization, including the head of the group’s rabbinical court, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel.

"The group supports the application of Torah law in place of the secular law of the State of Israel, and in February 2010 ruled that “it is obligatory for every Jew to exclude himself from the secular Israeli judicial system in every matter.”


This entire article is from the morning edition of The Jerusalem Post, Tuesday, August 25, 2015

*Chava