29 Tammuz 5777
23 July 2017
The News on the Israel Street
Magnetometers (metal detectors) to be replaced? . . .
Well, dear readers, we knew almost as soon as the metal detectors went up, that sooner or later the Israeli government would succumb to international pressure to take them down. At least in the first round of decision making two days ago, that did not happen. It appears now that it will happen tonight.
One of the “replacements” was put up at the Lion’s Gate last night:
The new system will call for selective screening. An overhead surveillance camera will supposedly spot a suspicious person, and he or she will be pulled aside for hand-wand screening by a security person.
Our government will tell us that that this is an equally effective alternative to the metal detectors.
That is just nonsense.
Most people will not be screened; terrorists will be able to easily slip through the checkpoint; and, if the system is lucky enough to spot a would-be terrorist, our security person is much more likely to be killed in an attack.
It is absolutely absurd.
And it reeks of the most egregious religious discrimination insofar as Jews and Christians will still have to go through metal detectors at the Mughrabi Gate.
The Halamish murders revisited . . .
We will not go through the bloody savagery at Halamish again today. Suffice it to say that the gory scene was gruesomely similar to so many other such Palestinian terror attacks in the past including the murders of the Fogel family and others.
What remains to be investigated are:
1. Why didn’t the IDF react immediately when the terrorist penetrated the community security fence? There was a 14 minute gap between the time of the penetration and the time the terrorist was finally shot. Even at that point the IDF had not arrived despite being called by the woman upstairs who was hiding the grandchildren.
2. Why didn’t the soldier who arrived on the scene kill the terrorist? Actually, his mother answered the question this morning when she told news reporters that her son was “afraid of being another Elor Azariya.” In other words, he was afraid of being put on trial for killing the terrorist.
Palestinian terrorism on Friday and Saturday . . .
*There were more than 100 terror incidents during the course of 48 hours–too many to detail here. Here are 25 of the locations where terror attacks occurred:
Halamish, Kiryat Arba, Rosh Tzurim, Al-Arub, Har Gilo, Taibeh, Route 6, Avnei Hefetz, Issawiya, Yida, Abu Tor, A-Tur, the Tapuach Junction, Shuafat, the Mt. of Olives, Qalandiya, Abu Dis, Anata, Qaddum, Dahiyat al-Barij, the Zif Junction, Anatot, Ras al-Amud, Hevron, Road 443.
*A missile was fired in Gaza by Palestinian terrorists this morning at 4:31 am exploded in Sha’ar Hanegev, and rocked our house here in Ashdod.
A moment of black humor . . .
Yesterday, in yet another attempt to ingratiate herself and her party with the Palestinians, Zehava Gal-On,the leader of the ultra-left wing Meretz party, issued a statement in which she said that Israeli security personnel had “murdered” Palestinian “protesters” on Friday.
But, alas, this statement did not ingratiate Gal-On with anyone. By midday, the Meretz website had been hacked by Palestinians who put up the following accompanied by audio chants of “Allahu Akbar!”
The World Delights In Dead Jews, Especially Dead Israeli Jews
The issue of the metal detectors at the Temple Mount has once again exposed most of the world for what it is–a place that delights in the prospect of dead Jews.
No one says a word when Muslims try to protect themselves with metal detectors at Mecca in Saudi Arabia or at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait City or at a thousand other Muslim holy places around the world.
No one says a word when Christians try to protect themselves with metal detectors at St. Peter’s in Rome or Sainte Chapelle in Paris.
No one says a word when Hindus try to protect themselves with metal detectors at Hindu Temples such as the famous Lotus Temple in New Dehli or the Lingaraj Shrine in Bhubaneswar.
No one says a word when Buddhists try to protect themselves with two ultra-sensitive metal detectors at the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya where the Buddha was enlightened.
But let we Jews here in Israel try to protect ourselves with metal detectors at our holiest place where two of us were just murdered, and just watch as all the anti-Semites of the world crawl proudly out of woodwork to denounce us.
France, Sweden, Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Nations, the European Union, and the list goes on and on and on.
Jews can be tolerated as long as they don’t defend themselves. But let us fight back, and the world condemns us. The world delights in dead Jews–especially dead Israeli Jews.
Your humble servant has only one final comment: Thank God there is an Israel!