UPDATES 7 pm Israel time Monday:
**It has been a somber and mournful Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) in Israel with nonstop television and radio coverage of ceremonies in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and in other communities throughout the country.
At 10:00 am, all of Israel stopped and stood at attention to remember those millions of Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis and their multitudinous collaborators.
**Three Qassam missiles struck southern Israel last night in the area around Sha’ar Hanegev–just as the community was involved in a Holocaust memorial ceremony. Unsurprisingly (remember the Barak graph), there has been no IDF military response.
This morning, the IDF–in a pathetic, token gesture–closed the Kerem Shalom Crossing into Gaza and the Erez Crossing for all except “humanitarian reasons.” In other words, once again the men, women, and children of the Gaza border communities have been traumatized by Palestinian terrorists who continue to fire missiles at their homes and schools with absolute impunity.
**The cyber attack on Israel reported in yesterday’s blog continues unabated.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ridiculously back in Israel discussing the basis for a new peace initiative. And what is that “new” idea? To revive the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.
It might be worthwhile on this Yom HaShoah to remember exactly what that so-called “Peace” Initiative demanded:
1. A complete Israeli withdrawal from every inch of territory “occupied” by Israel including “East Jerusalem” and the Old City of Jerusalem with its Western Wall and the Temple Mount–the holiest place in Judaism. It also included the Golan Heights.
2. A “just settlement” of the so-called “Palestinian refugee crisis” based on United Nations Resolution 194. According to the Arabs, this Resolution demands that every Palestinian “refugee” (the 5,000,000+ so-defined by the PLO and UNRWA) be allowed to return and live in Israel.
3. Based on numbers 1 and 2 above, the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state in the territories “occupied” since June 4, 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital.
To put all of this in a different way, John Kerry, on behalf of the Obama Administration, is actually in Jerusalem on this Yom HaShoah trying to push a “peace initiative” that would destroy a Jewish Israel by swamping it with Palestinian “refugees” and destroy a Jewish Israel by cutting out its heart in Jerusalem and rendering it open to attack from Syria and Lebanon.
It is nothing more than a blueprint for national suicide.
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