UPDATES 9 am Israel time Thursday:
*Major General Nitzan Alon, the commander of IDF forces in Judea and Samaria, was at it again yesterday calling Jews living in Area C “radicals” who engage in “terror activity.” He went on to heap praise on the PLO/Palestinian Authority for “almost stopping financing a group that . . . riots and protests against Israel.”
*Meanwhile, three Palestinian Security Forces officers of Alon’s beloved PLO/Palestinian Authority were arrested by Shin Bet yesterday for the murder of Ben Yosef Livnat at Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem (Nablus) back in 2011.
An investigation of the murder revealed the intimate degree to which the PLO/Palestinian Authority was involved, right down to supervising the spreading of rocks on the road near the murder to make it appear that Jewish community members were attacking them (and that they therefore acted in self-defense), and the inflicting of injuries on their own legs to suggest they had been hit by the rocks.
*In yet another bizarre incident on the Temple Mount yesterday, 4 Jewish minors were arrested for “slightly bowing” as they left the Mount. This was after the tour they were a part of was accosted by Muslims chanting “Allahu Akbar”.
This morning, speaking through an attorney, the four said they are considering filing suit against the Jerusalem police for false arrest and racist discrimination.
In your humble servant’s opinion, it is long past time for the Jerusalem Police to be held criminally responsible for their patently anti-Jewish actions.
*More “good” news about Iran’s new “moderate” president has emerged. Hassan Rohani was on the committee that plotted and carried out the bombing of the Argentinian Jewish community center in 1994 that murdered 85 Jews.
The celebrations for Shimon Peres’ 90th birthday have begun to wind down, but not before Peres was blasted by a host of Knesset members. Foremost among Peres’ detractors was the ever eloquent Moshe Feiglin:
“The event that we saw yesterday was pompous, wasteful and pretentious. Woe to the country that cuts child welfare payments in the Knesset at the same time that its president holds a birthday celebration that costs millions. If it was funded by donations, Peres should have solicited contributions for the kids instead.”
Feiglin went on to say that he could never forgive Peres for engaging in the Oslo concession process that resulted in the deaths of over one thousand Israelis, concluding that:
“There is no man who has harmed the country more than Shimon Peres. The existence of the country in its land is being questioned in the West because of the Oslo process Peres symbolizes. Negotiations begin with an incorrect assumption that there is a Palestinian people with a right to a state, while the Palestinians deny our right to a Jewish state . . .”
Your humble servant could not have said it better and has nothing to add.