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28 March 2018
SPECIAL PASSOVER NOTICE:
All crossings into Judea, Samaria, and Gaza will be closed from midnight March 29 (Thursday) until April 7 (Saturday), at midnight.
The News on the Israel Street
Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .
Palestinian terrorists have continued to infiltrate Israel at various locations along the Gaza border:
—Two terrorists breached the Gaza border near the old Karni Crossing. In response, the IDF destroyed two Hamas observation points in Gaza.
—A Palestinian terrorist was captured while trying to infiltrate Israeli territory near Rafah.
—Yet another Palestinian terrorist penetrated Israel all the way to the beach at Zikim where he was finally captured.
Palestinian terrorists have targeted Israelis throughout Judea and Samaria–whether they be in cars or buses:
—“Rock” and Molotov attacks targeted motorists at the Gilad Axis near the Yitzhar Junction, Itamar, Luban a-Sharqiya, Asoya, El Aruv, Beit Ummar, Kiryat Netafim, Qadum, outside of Karnei Shomron, and at Kiryat Arba among other places.
—“Rock” and Molotov attacks targeted buses at Huwara, on Route 443 near Beit Horon, near Tekoa, at various locations in Gush Etzion, and near Hizma.
Speaking of Palestinian terrorism . . .
Just days after the U.S. Congress passed the Taylor Force Act which cuts off money to the PLO as long as it pays terrorists to kill or try to kill Israelis and pays the families of terrorists in prison, the PLO blatantly announced yesterday that is spending 1.2 billion shekels ($342,000,000) to do just that.
Specifically, the PLO will pay 550 million shekels as “salaries” to terrorists imprisoned in Israel, and another 687 million shekels to the families of terrorists who were killed during terrorist attacks against Israelis.
Obviously, with European Union countries tripping all over themselves to donate money to the PLO with no strings attached, Mahmoud Abbas feels that he is flush with cash–and could not care less whether the U.S. cuts payments to the PLO or not.
50 million “potential Jewish” representatives for Israel outside of Israel? . . .
Two days ago, the Israeli Diaspora Ministry under the leadership of Naftali Bennett published a report whose purpose was “to identify the potential of overseas communities to serve as positive representatives of the Jewish state who can also help in the battle against anti-Semitism.”
The report concludes that:
*there are 6.3 million Jews in Israel.
*there are 8 million Jews in the Diaspora, and at least 5 million more people whose Jewish relatives converted to other religions some time in the last 4 generations. (The committee estimates that nine million of these Jews are immediately eligible for Israeli citizenship).
*there are more than 35 million more people who declare they have a connection to the Jewish people such as the Bnei Menashe (reported on israelstreet last week), the Lemba tribe in southern Africa, and others who have “ideological and spiritual closeness” or who were forced to convert to Christianity centuries ago (such as the Marranos of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the American southwest).
The Delusional Pelosi and Her Democrat Delegation Leave Israel
“Our delegation was honored to meet with a group of Palestinian youth today in Jerusalem. This next generation of leaders is ready to lead and break down barriers to peace not only in their communities but in the region.”
Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives in a statement issued by her office entitled:
“Pelosi, Congressional Delegation Hold
Key Stakeholder Meetings in Jerusalem”
Key stakeholder meetings? Whom does the delusional Pelosi think she is kidding? The only barriers that the Palestinians want to break down are the ones keeping terrorists from entering Israel through Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. The only stake that Palestinians have in Jerusalem is their attempt to cleanse our capital city of all Jews and claim it as their own.
And who was the last group to ethnically cleanse Jews from parts of Jerusalem?
Between 1949 and 1967, every Jew was thrown out of the Old City of Jerusalem, and every synagogue was either torn down or used for keeping livestock.
But off the Democrats go to Jordan, blithely ignoring what the current Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, Atef a-Taraoune, declared two days ago: “Peace does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. . . we will not forget the Palestinians’ right to Jerusalem.”
Undoubtedly, the next pictures from Jordan will show Pelosi and Taraoune in a warm handshake or embrace.
Your humble servant does not mean to overly dwell on Pelosi. As noted, she is merely the tip of the Democrat spear. The other members of the delegation (all Democrats) are: Adam Schiff and Jimmy Panetta of California, Rosa DeLauro and Jim Himes of Connecticut, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Henry Cueller of Texas, Hakeem Jeffries of New York, Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, Donald McEachin of Virginia, and Jamie Raskin of Maryland.
As noted yesterday, all of these Democrats supported the Democrat Party Iranian Nuclear Weapons Appeasement Agreement, but perhaps we should leave room for a little nuance.
Let’s look at another vote. On January 5, 2017 a resolution to condemn the United Nations Security Council vote against Israel (and also condemn Obama for abstaining on that vote) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 342-80.
Who were among the 80 who supported Obama and the Security Council vote–and thereby threw Israel under the bus?
Nancy Pelosi, Rose De Lauro, Jan Schakowsky, and Katherine Clark. The other 7 members of the delegation that was just in Jerusalem supported Israel. At least in this one case, Israel garnered the support of some Democrats, but we should remember that all 80 who voted against Israel on this Resolution were Democrats.
The real test will come when all of these Democrats return to Washington. What will happen the next time something involving Israel comes up for a vote?