Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to Sunday’s terrorist shooting attack in Ofra, Israel (Samaria) with the bold declaration –
“Our enemies want to uproot us from here, but… as long as I am the prime minister of Israel, not a single Jew will be uprooted from his home. Not only will Jews not be uprooted from their homes, but we will build and add to them!” (Article 5)
- Nations of the free world must speak in unison on Iran – DevenseNews, Former Israeli Def Min Avigdor Liberman
- Continued PA Payments to Terrorists in 2018 Underscore Need to Implement New Israeli Law – JCPA, Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser
- US slams UN failure to condemn Hamas after West Bank terror attack – i24news, i24NEWS
- European Court of Human Rights Blasphemy Laws: Where a Word out of Place Can Cost Your Life – GatestoneInstitute, Denis MacEoin
- After attack, Netanyahu vows never to uproot any settlers – TimesofIsrael, Jacob Magid
by Former Israeli Def Min Avigdor Liberman for DefenseNews, December 11, 2018
Avigdor Liberman served as Israel’s minister of defense from 2016-2018. He resigned Nov. 15 following an escalation with Gaza, charging that the Israeli government had “capitulated” to terror by accepting a cease-fire.
The United States is doing an invaluable service to the West by resolutely confronting Iran with crippling economic sanctions. Though they might not admit it, or even realize it today, the nations of the free world — and the people of Iran themselves — will look back and thank this U.S. administration for the strategic clarity guiding its Iran policy.
The threat posed by Iran to Israel and to most of the Arab world is imminent…
by Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser for JCPA, December 11, 2018
The detailed Palestinian Authority budget for 2018 that was published recently has new details about the allocations to arrested terrorists and the families of those who died or were wounded in the context of the “struggle against Zionism:”
The total PA budget is $5 billion. The amount that supports prisoners is $155 million, out of which $147 million are spent on transfers to the prisoners. These include salaries to 5,000 prisoners, paying Israeli fines for 1,200 prisoners, grants to 1,500 prisoners upon their discharge, grants for 1,200 unemployed released prisoners, delayed payments to 1,000 prisoners, salaries for 5,500 released prisoners, unspecified amounts to released prisoners who spent more than 10 years in jail, canteen expenditures for 6,000 prisoners, and clothing allocations for 5,000 prisoners.
by i24NEWS for i24news, December 11, 2018
US President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt slammed the “absolutely disgusting” attack in Ofra on Sunday, speaking out against the UN’s failed motion to condemn Hamas last week.
“@UN This is what you defended last week when you failed to condemn Hamas. Hamas praises yet another terror attack,” Greenblatt wrote on Twitter. “You had the ability to help fight against terror. Is this what the UN wants its legacy to be?”
by Denis MacEoin for the Gatestone Institute, December 11, 2018
- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that criticism of Muhammad constitutes incitement to hatred — meaning that in Europe, criticizing Muhammad is no longer protected free speech.
- What the court has actually done, however, is rule out the possibility of any debate in which a range of various experts and members of the public could take part. Now, it seems, the only views that will be respected in the public forum are those of devout Muslims.
- Underage marriages are considered by some countries child abuse or statutory rape, but are acceptable under shari’a law; they also take place in Muslim communities in Western countries such as the UK. This alone is a major reason why platforms must be found to debate the issue instead of sweeping it, as something offensive, under the carpet. Ignoring it is offensive.
- Moreover, as some Muslims are often offended by even small matters regarding their faith, such as a toy teddy bear named Mohammad or a prisoner on death row declared innocent — so that mobs take to the streets to condemn, or even kill, those individuals — what now will not be censored in the West?
There are, of course, social settings where it pays to watch your words…
by Jacob Magid for TimesofIsrael, December 11, 2018
PM inaugurates new interchange in the central West Bank, says Israel will continue to connect settlements to Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to continue to develop Israeli settlements in response to Palestinian terror, such as the drive-by shooting that took place outside Ofra earlier this week.
Speaking at an inaugural ceremony for a new interchange outside the Adam settlement in the central West Bank, Netanyahu said, “Our enemies want to uproot us from here, but… as long as I am the prime minister of Israel, not a single Jew will be uprooted from his home.