11 Nissan 5778
27 March 2018
The Disgusting Quote of the Day:
“We are peace-loving, and peace strengthens The Hashemite legitimacy of the holy sites of Christianity and Islam in Jerusalem, and we will never give that up. Peace does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. . . we will not forget the Palestinians’ right to Jerusalem.”
Atef a-Taraoune, the Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, speaking in Geneva yesterday.
Peace-loving? Hashemite legitimacy over holy sites in Jerusalem? The Palestinians’ right to Jerusalem? This is from our supposedly moderate Jordanian neighbor.
The News on the Israel Street
Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .
**Three armed Palestinian terrorists were captured today after they had penetrated 20 kilometers into Israel and made it to the entrance to the Tse’elim IDF base. Armed with hand grenades and knives, the group had intended to attack the base and blow up and stab to death as many Israeli soldiers as they could find.
It is important to note that they were not captured while attempting to breach the border fence; they had already breached it and walked 12 miles to their target.
As we have repeatedly stated over the years, the Gaza Border is a simple wire fence that any elementary school student could easily break through. Imagine what is going to happen over the next three months with hundreds of thousands of Gazans camped out on the border attempting to infiltrate into Israel.
In this latter regard, a bizarre proposal was made at the Security Cabinet meeting today. It was recommended that Israel use drones to drop food and medicine by parachutes deep into Gaza to keep all the Hamasniks away from the fence.
You can classify that proposal as delusional and hard to believe.
**Elsewhere along the Gaza border, violent riots are taking place at this hour on the Gaza side of the border in the Nahal Oz area and near Nirim. If you can believe this, dear reader, Hamas has warned Israel not to shoot at rioters saying that they are “peaceful and quiet.” However, Arab sources are saying that gunfire has erupted on both sides.
**Elsewhere, Palestinian terrorists attacked Israelis at Kiryat Netafim, Abu Dis, Hizma, A-Ram, El Aruv, Beit Ummar, throughout Gush Etzion, Asoya, Kiryat Arba, near Ramallah, Deir Nizam, Azzun, on the Gush Etzion Road, outside of Hevron, Harmala, Sinjil, and a host of other locations.
Bravo to Channel 20! . . .
Channel 20, the new conservative alternative to Channels 1, 2, and 10, has arrived on the Israeli media scene with a bang.
A report yesterday on 20, specifying the billions of dollars that the police have wasted on the Netanyahu investigations, has caused the police to rush out in defense of themselves this morning–and the rest of the leftist media to rush to the defense of the police.
Your humble servant has only one thing to say to Channel 20: “Keep up the good work!”
A huge round-up of illegals . . .
In an attempt to show that they are doing something other than just investigating Netanyahu and his family, the Police engaged in an operation over the last few days that captured 583 people who are in Israel illegally.
Too good to be true in Hevron? . . .
Some 20 families moved in Beit Rachel and Beit Leah yesterday. These two houses have long belonged to the Jewish community but the IDF has forbidden anyone to live in them because of their proximity to the Cave of the Patriarchs.
The 20 families say that they have received permission from the IDF and Defense Minister to finally move in.
Nevertheless, even if the permission is true, you can be sure that the Israel Supreme Court will order the eviction of the families with the next few days.
The Nauseating Appearance of Democrats in Jerusalem Today
PM Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador David Friedman (second from left) met with U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (dressed in blue above) and other U.S. Democrat Party leaders in Jerusalem today.
If ever Netanyahu and Friedman had to smile through gritted teeth, this was the occasion. Of course they had to greet the lawmakers, but there was certainly no love lost on either side of the equation.
Pelosi and her Democrats have spent most the last decade throwing Israel under the bus in their embrace of “everything” Obama and “nothing” Trump.
During the Obama eight years, the Democrats railroaded through the Democrat Party Nuclear Weapons Appeasement Agreement with Iran, supported the Obama-Kerry attempt to defeat Netanyahu in multiple elections, supported the infamous Obama abstention at the United Nations, and blatantly affirmed the daily Clinton-Kerry State Department condemnations of any action taken by we Israelis.
And what about the 14 months since President Trump has been in the White House? Let’s not forget their every Democrat representative in the above picture fought tooth and nail to stop the confirmation of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel.
Nor let us forget that it was merely three months ago that Pelosi termed Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel “reckless and rash”:
“ . . . in the absence of a negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem now may needlessly spark mass protests, fuel tensions, and make it more difficult to reach a durable peace . . . It is vital that we ensure that this land of pioneers and dreamers can thrive, and honor those brave heroes who have sacrificed all for peace by being smart and strong, not reckless and rash, in our actions.”
Pelosi and Democrats’ appearance in Israel today is nothing but the most sordid political grandstanding. Pelosi wants the Democrats to be on record as supporting Israel in advance of the November midterm elections. The Democrat leadership was more than happy to sign on to the budget bill last week that allocated more than $700 million dollars for Israel’s missile defense because they knew it would pass whether they signed on or not.
Your humble servant deeply values bipartisan support for Israel in the U.S. Congress, but Democrat support has largely evaporated in recent years. The sooner Pelosi and her cohorts leave Israel the better. It is difficult to imagine the unbelievable gall it took for them to come to Israel in the first place.