Sivan 13, 5777
June 7, 2017
The 10 Most Unsurprising News Items Today
1. Michel Aoun, the idiotic President of Lebanon convened a special meeting yesterday to rant against “Israel water theft.”
This is particularly interesting since all the rivers along the border flow south out of Lebanon into Israel.
Among Aoun’s more absurd statements yesterday: “Lebanon will take the necessary steps to end the border crossing because water security is as important as military, economic and social security.”
There is no active border crossing from Lebanon into Israel or vice versa. What in the world is Aoun talking about? Is Israel somehow ferrying water out of Lebanon through a border crossing?
2-3. Turkish legislators (aka Erdogan puppets) are rushing legislation through Parliament today to enable Turkish soldiers to enter Qatar. The nexus between Qatar, Turkey, and Iran is exactly what we wrote about yesterday. 500 Turkish troops are being rushed to Qatar to save the royal family (which apparently already has plans in place to flee to Tehran).
In the same vein, guess who arrived in Ankara today? None other than Iranian FM Muhammad Jawad Zarif (remember the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Appeasement Agreement).
4. Amnesty International, the self-proclaimed “human rights” organization which protects everyone’s human rights except those of Jews, issued a call to “ban the importation of all goods and services from the West Bank” yesterday.
Amnesty International is one of the tips of the BDS spear when it comes to “humanitarian” NGOs.
5. A contingent of Civil Administration personnel, Border Policemen, and regular policemen, arrived at the community of Maoz Esther near Kochav Hashahar this morning and razed most of the community–including its synagogue.
At the same time, dozens of illegally built Arab homes in the immediate vicinity were left untouched.
6. The saga of Elor Azariya continues with the military prosecution appealing to have Azariya’s conviction of manslaughter with its sentence of 18 months in prison thrown out in favor of a tougher conviction and sentence. The prosecution is demanding Azariya confess to murder.
Can you believe this?
7. Yesterday Karim Yunes was appointed by Mahmoud Abbas’ minions to serve on the Fatah (PLO) Central Committee.
What are Yunes’ qualifications? He kidnapped and murdered IDF soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 by shooting him in the head.
By the way, Yunes remains in prison in Israel.
8-9. Jordanian Prince Zaid bin Raed Al-Hussein, who ludicrously happens to be the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke in Geneva on the occasion of the anniversary of the 1967 war.
Al-Hussein ranted that this year “marks half a century of severe suffering under a cruel occupation imposed by military force – an occupation that deprived the Palestinians of many of their basic rights . . . an occupation whose violations of international law have been systematic and repeatedly condemned by all countries.”
UN Secretary General, António Guterres, declared much the same the day before:
“Today marks 50 years since the start of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, which resulted in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Syrians.
This occupation has imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden on the Palestinian people. Among them are generation after generation of Palestinians who have been compelled to grow-up and live in ever more crowded refugee camps, many in abject poverty, and with little or no prospect of a better life for their children.
The occupation has shaped the lives of both Palestinians and Israelis. It has fuelled recurring cycles of violence and retribution . . .”
Guterres, as israelstreet observed when he took office, is no friend of Israel. As for Hussein, the point is obvious.
10. There have been another 100 Palestinian terror incidents in the last week including stabbings, shootings, arson, and “rock” and Molotov attacks.
None of these terror attacks have been reported in the international media.
Another day, another day of no surprises.