22 March 2018
Notice: Israel moves to Daylight Savings Time tonight.
Delusional Quote of the Day:
“We are going to conquer Manbij and Jerusalem, with God’s help.”
Nikati Santorik, Turkish District Governor and member of the political party of PM Taycip Erdogan
Now that the Turks have invaded Syria and taken the Kurdish city of Afrin, they are closing in on Manbij, another Kurdish city in northwestern Syria.
And after that, they are going to march to Jerusalem, right? That’s what Erdogan preaches everyday, so it is not surprising that his minions rant the same delusion.
The News on the Israel Street
Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .
Palestinian terrorists attacked Israelis with “rocks” and Molotovs about a quarter mile south of the Tunnels Checkpoint to Jerusalem, on the road between Beit Ummar and Karmei Tzur, at Burin, on the Gush Etzion Road, outside of El Aruv, and a myriad of other places.
The Taylor Force Law edges toward final approval . . .
The Law, named for the American soldier who was brutally stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist in Yaffo two years ago, will severely restrict funds to the PLO until the day (which will never come) on which the PLO stops paying salaries to terrorists incarcerated in Israeli prisons.
In the past four months while the Law has been considered by Congress, Democratic lawmakers have managed to include three exemptions: water infrastructure funding in the amount of $5 million a year, aid to Arab hospitals in eastern Jerusalem, and immunization of Palestinian children at a cost of $500,000 a year.
Of course we all know that the $5 million earmarked for water infrastructure, aid money for hospitals, and $500,000 for vaccinations will go straight into the pockets of PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his cronies.
Nevertheless, passage of the law is a large step in the right direction.
Speaking of funding Palestinian terrorists . . .
It was revealed yesterday that despite the fact that Israel has supposedly stopped Palestinian terrorists from working on academic degrees in prison, more Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prisons are working on academic degrees than ever before.
Apparently there are now some 1000 terrorist graduate students according to Issa Karake, head of the PLO’s Prisoners’ Affairs Authority. Karake added that the PLO has agreements with Al-Quds Open University and Abu Dis University.
So how is this taking place?
First, Karake’s Prisoners’ Affairs Authority (aka international donors) pays the tuition. Then lawyers for the terrorists secret the study materials into the prison; afterward, terrorist prisoners who have already received degrees administer tests and certify completion of studies.
And it all happens right under the noses of the Israel Prison Service.
The Lost Tribe of Menashe Continues Its Return To Israel
204 more members of the tribe of Bnei Menashe arrived home in Israel this week.
After 2743 years of exile.
Your humble servant wrote the following blog back in 2011 when the process of bringing the Bnei Menashe home began; it is as relevant today as it was then:
“Another lost tribe of Israel is coming home.
In the next two weeks we will see final immigration approval for 7,232 members of the Bnei Menashe, one of the ten lost tribes of Israel. It is the incredible culmination of an effort on their part that has taken 2,736 years.
Deported and exiled during the Assyrian conquest of the northern kingdom of Israel during the years 740-715 BCE, the tribe of Manasseh (Bnei Menashe=Sons of Manasseh) wandered through through Persia, Afghanistan, China and India, eventually settling on the India-Myanmar border.
They were never able to get home until now.
This immigration is largely due to the efforts of Michael Freund and his Shavei Israel, an amazing Jerusalem organization whose mission is to identify ‘lost’ Jewish communities and facilitate their return to Israel.
You are encouraged, dear reader, to visit the Shavei website to see how Jewish communities are being discovered around the world. As an example, you might want to read about the Lemba of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and South Africa–a 70,000 person community who claim to have migrated to Africa through Yemen (click on this link) or the Bnei Ephraim who claim to be descendants of the tribe of Ephraim (click on this link).
It is interesting to note that Jews believe that the Third Temple will not be built until all the tribes have regathered in Israel. With the arrival of the tribe of Menasheh, we are one step closer to that moment. Your humble servant can already hear the mellifluous sounds of construction coming from the Temple Mount.”
Here are a few pictures taken during the last 7 years as members of the tribe have arrived in Israel:
And I leave you with this one today: