Today we feature 3 items that confirm the about-face many nations are taking in relations with Israel. We are seeing an opening in commerce and political policies among Muslim-majority nations towards Israel. PM Netanyahu has done much to bridge gaps between nations and it seems to be paying off! CLICK HERE to view/read this great news!
Meanwhile, in Israel, there is peace already between Arabs and Jews. View this encouraging short video on our “Beauty, Diversity & Science channel HERE.
There is little doubt that the Nazis were experts at the art of supremacy and extremism. They have inspired numerous groups who have copied their methods to wreak terror on the world. Now Jihadi groups worldwide use Hitler’s techniques and beliefs to train youth throughout the world. The history of Nazi association with Jihadi and Islamist groups stretches back to the 1930’s. CLICK HERE to view this extremely well-documented video.
Also, our “UCI Video News” channel continues to provide 3 video summaries of today’s news in Israel!
- Why are we ignoring the appalling human rights crisis in the PA? – NationalPost.com, Vivian Bercovici
- Hamas war-mongering contrary to Palestinian interests – JournalGazette.net, Aviv Ezra
- Egyptian delegation to oversee Gaza-Israel de-escalation, monitor March of Return protest camps – Madamasr.com, Mada Masr
- PM: Iran ‘most potent force of militant Islam’ – threatens Israel, Europe alike – TimesofIsrael.com, TOI staff and AP
- Peace processing 2.0 – WashingtonTimes.com, Clifford May
by Vivian Bercovici for NationalPost.com, November 02, 2018
Human rights in the West Bank and Gaza Strip appear to be in a death spiral.
Two weeks ago, an American citizen, Issam Akel, who is also Palestinian, was summoned to police headquarters in Ramallah. He was then detained and subsequently arrested by Palestinian security forces and has been in custody since. His alleged crime, which is punishable by death in the areas of the West Bank controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA), is that he was involved in selling property in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. To Jews. Under PA law, it is high treason, warranting capital punishment, to sell any land to a Jewish person.
Quite by coincidence, a week or so after Akel’s arrest, the New York-based organization Human Rights Watch issued a blistering 145-page indictment of extreme institutionalized abuse and repression in PA- and Hamas-controlled territory.
Summarizing the findings of two years of careful fieldwork and research led by Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch, the report concludes that PA and Hamas authorities “routinely arrest and torture peaceful critics and opponents.” Tom Porteous, deputy program director at the influential NGO, lamented the fact that where Palestinian authorities do have autonomy, “they have developed parallel police states.”
by Aviv Ezra for JournalGazette.net, November 02, 2018
As we stand with our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh, the tension escalates in the Mideast between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
At 3:39 a.m. on Oct. 17, a rocket launched from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip struck a direct hit on a residential house in Be’er Sheva, the main city of Israel’s south. The rocket caused severe damage to the family home, where Miri Tamano and her three children were sleeping.
Although the house was destroyed, the family managed to reach the home’s bomb shelter seconds before the rocket hit and, luckily, no one was injured.
Unfortunately, this is the reality for residents of Israel’s southern communities, suffering for more than a decade from Hamas rockets launched from the Gaza Strip.
While Hamas exploits its own people in Gaza and terrorizes innocent Israelis, the Israeli government does everything in its power to protect its citizens’ lives.
by Mada Masr for Madamasr.com, November 02, 2018
An Egyptian delegation is set to head the weekly Great March of Return protests in Gaza on Friday in order to monitor the implementation of the new Egypt-brokered agreement to de-escalate conflict near the Gaza-Israel border, sources close to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine told Mada Masr on Thursday.
As the marches move into their 32nd week, the Egyptian delegation — consisting of General Intelligence Services (GIS) officers Ahmed Abdel Khaleq and Hamam Abu Zeid — will visit Gaza for the fifth time in two weeks to oversee Hamas’ pledge to quell the protests. The delegation will be stationed at tents used in the popular protests that call for Palestinian’s right of return in the face of continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.
Earlier on Thursday, several Palestinian factions met and agreed to downscale protests, with Hamas and Islamic Jihad releasing a joint statement reiterating the decision to contain conflict on the border.
by TOI staff and AP for TimesofIsrael.com, November 02, 2018
In Bulgaria for international forum, Netanyahu says West must ‘stand together’ in countering threat to its civilization.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday night called Iran the “most potent force of militant Islam” in the world and warned Europe of possible Iranian attacks on its soil.
Speaking to reporters after talks with his Bulgarian counterpart, Boyko Borissov, Netanyahu said radical Islam is a threat to the world, and that Israel has recently revealed a number of Iranian plots to carry out attacks on European soil.
He said Israel and Europe “stand together” in the face of such attacks.
by Clifford May for WashingtonTimes.com, November 02, 2018
JERUSALEM, Israel | Tibetans would like a state of their own, as would Uyghurs. China’s rulers do not intend to let those peoples go. The Kurds would like a state of their own. The governments of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria remain determined to prevent them from establishing one. The Chechens would like a state of their own. Russian President Vladimir Putin will allow that when pigs fly.
Most famously, of course, the Palestinians would like a state of their own. They could have one. They’ve been offered one — on several occasions. But, in exchange, they’d have to agree to end their conflict with Israel, negotiate borders and security issues, and embrace peaceful coexistence with their Jewish neighbors.
Hamas, which rules Gaza, has said clearly that it will never pay that price. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who governs the West Bank, claims to favor a two-state solution. But he has never been willing to accept the three concessions listed above.