23 Elul 5777
14 September 2017
The News on the Israel Street
Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .
Elsewhere during the day, terrorists attacked Border Police in Hevron, fired bullets into Israeli vehicles in Har Adar, assaulted soldiers in Abu Dis, Bethlehem, and Qalandiya, carried out a “rock” attack on a bus near Um Safa and another bus near Hevron and yet another bus on Road 443 near the Maccabim Checkpoint.
Meanwhile, two Hamas terrorists were killed and an unknown number wounded in a tunnel collapse in Gaza City.
Covering their tracks? . . .
The New Israel Fund has taken information off of its webpage revealing which so-called “humanitarian” NGOs it is providing to.
However, the information is still available through the web.archive.org system.
You may remember that it just two days ago that New Israel Fund Director Talia Sasson tweeted that Israel is both an “evil state” and one that “ethnically cleanses.”
The movement to decrease the power of the Israel Supreme Court begins in earnest . . .
After talking about it for years, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Education Minister Naftali Bennett finally rolled out their proposal yesterday to change the relationship between the Knesset and the Israel Supreme Court.
The proposal is too complex to go into here. It is also pointless because this was only the opening salvo in what is likely to be a protracted battle that lasts well into 2019.
Which happens to be when the next Israeli elections are scheduled. Let’s just hope that Shaked and Bennett can get something on the books before there is a change of government (even if Likud remains in power, it is unlikely that Shaked and Bennett will retain their positions in the government–possibly moving to new departments).
McMaster’s Purge Of Pro-Israel Members Of the National Security Council
Two days ago, I wrote about how the former Outreach Coordinator of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), Mustafa Javad Ali, has suddenly been transformed into the America’s Senior Director of Counter Terrorism–and is the right hand man of Trump’s National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster.
This is like putting a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of stopping Muslim terrorists from entering the U.S.
Could there be any one less qualified for such a job?
But McMaster’s placement of Ali at the forefront of U.S. security is just the tip of the iceberg.
Look who has been fired or forced to resign by McMaster in the last few months: K.T. McFarland, Ezra Watnick-Cohen, Rich Higgins, Derek Harvey, Adam Lovinger, and Robin Townley. What do these people have in common?
They are anti-Muslim Brotherhood, anti Iran deal, and pro-Israel.
And who has McMaster replaced them with?
A group of people who are pro-Muslim Brotherhood, pro Iran deal, and anti-Israel.
What do we see in store for Israel on the Trump horizon?
A bad situation that is getting worse.