Archive for August, 2006

Election Rules Matter

New immigrants to Israel may find it difficult to understand Israel's political system. The truth is most native Israelis are in the same boat. This is why I wrote Jewish Statesmanship: Lest Israel Fall six years ago.

In any country having democratic elections, the elections are not the most important thing. They do not ensure that that country is a democracy. More significant is the relational bond between the electors and the elected. In other words, after the elections are over, will those who make the laws of the country be under public control? Will those seeking reelection have to account for their record in office? This depends very much on a country's parliamentary election rules.

Israel's parliamentary elections rules enable those elected to the Knesset to ignore the opinions and interests of their electors with impunity. The reason is this: » Continue reading “Election Rules Matter”

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Israel's Terminal Illness

by Joseph Farah
Courtesy of WorldNetDaily

We've all known brave soldiers who fought courageously in multiple conflicts only to succumb to lingering and debilitating illnesses years later.

Likewise, history tells us of nations that never lost a battle in combat only to die because they lost their sense of purpose, their will to survive.

I think that's what is happening in Israel today. I think the Jewish state is terminally ill. » Continue reading “Israel's Terminal Illness”

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The Necessity of Regime Change

[Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, 28 August 2006].

Reacting to Israel’s debacle in Lebanon, hundreds of Israeli reservists are demonstrating near the Knesset, calling for the resignations of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, and IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen Dan Halutz. Tens of thousands of Israelis should rally to their cause—and they should also call for Regime Change.

Of course, the prime minister is the one most responsible for the debacle in Lebanon. Clearly, the Olmert government was not prepared for the war and failed to achieve its stated objectives. » Continue reading “The Necessity of Regime Change”

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Help Danny and Itzik Halamish

by Ruth & Nadia Matar

Rosh Chodesh Elul

Dear Friends,

Many things have changed since the war in Lebanon. But one thing has not yet changed in our country: the legal persecution of loyal Jews whose only crime is wanting to live in the Land of Israel and trying to defend themselves when attacked by Arabs.

We call upon all of you to read the Kafkaesque story of Danny and Itzik Halamish, two brothers who live in Ma'aleh Rehavam (a small community of 30 residents, in the Judean desert not far from Tekoa) . Danny and Itzik are dear personal friends of ours and we will do all we can to prevent them from going to jail. » Continue reading “Help Danny and Itzik Halamish”

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Toward a Serious War Process

Not to minimize the loss of Jewish lives and property, but Israel’s latest round with Hezbollah is a blessing in disguise, for revealed not merely the inept and craven character of Israel’s government. What is even more important in the long run: the war revealed—more clearly than ever, and especially to the United States—that the enemy is not merely “militant Islam” (a tautology) but ISLAM per se.

Stated another way: A lot of American policy-makers and opinion-makers know more clearly than ever that the U.S. is in the midst of World War III, and that the enemy is more dangerous than Nazi Germany. » Continue reading “Toward a Serious War Process”

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On Islamic Monotheism

Physicist Gerald L. Schroeder wisely said, “The god an atheist does not believe in is usually not the God of the Bible. Unfortunately, the god of the ‘believer’ is also often not the God of the Bible.”

Islamic monotheism differs profoundly from Jewish monotheism. The first Chief Rabbi of Palestine, Avraham Kook (1865-1935), who studied philosophy and Kabbalah, referred to Islamic monotheism as “barren and desolate,” whereas the Jewish God “brings joy and life to all.”

Islam’s deity, Allah, is absolutely transcendent. » Continue reading “On Islamic Monotheism”

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Hot Air in Israel

“Olmert must go!” “Down with the government!” “To the Streets!” “New elections Now!” Israel is being deluged in hot air.

So what if Olmert resigned? So what if the government were toppled? So what if the people went to the streets? And so what if new elections were held now? Just more hot air! » Continue reading “Hot Air in Israel”

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What Prevents the West from Winning World War III?

[Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, August 21, 2006].

Few people realize that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmaninejad, the most powerful leader of Shi’te Islam, has declared war on Judaism and Christianity by declaring his intention to “wipe Israel off the map” and establish a “world without America.” To take Ahmaninejad seriously, you must think of Hitler with nuclear missiles. But this is not all.

Wahhabi Saudi Arabia has financed the construction of thousands of mosques in the Western world. Imams are preaching jihad to the millions of Muslims that now populate the West. Great Britain and Europe, thanks to their immigration policies and permissive legal systems, are being Arabized primarily by Sunni Muslims who share Ahmaninejad’s jihadic agenda. » Continue reading “What Prevents the West from Winning World War III?”

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The Spirit of Jewish Soldiers

Article: Wounded IDF Soldier: “So I Lost a Leg; So What?”
Courtesy of IsraelNationalNews.com

Sgt. Eran Perry, who lost his right leg above the knee, and Sgt. Evyatar Cohen, whose right hand is not functioning, spoke, bareheaded, from the hospital on Israel Television Thursday night. For those who thought that values were a thing of the past, the following is a rough translated transcript of what they told interviewer Katy Dor and was broadcast to the country: » Continue reading “The Spirit of Jewish Soldiers”

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“Disproportion”

by Michael Razar

Arab-Israel disproportion—as it should properly be displayed. Please pass on to all.

TheRealMap, a Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show presentation.
Courtesy of The Truth-Peace Movement.

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