Parshat Shelach 5777: Today’s Battle for the Jewish Soul and Parallels to the False Conclusions of the Miraglim

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Sh’lach is being sponsored by Dr. Eli and Miri Behar of Ramat Beit Shemesh L’ilui Nishmas for the Yahrtzeit of Yerachmiel Meir ben Nissim Avraham. To the Behar family, many thanks for your sponsorship and continued kindness.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring (or as the case may be, co-sponsoring) a Parshat HaShevua.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Vayeishev 5773: Chanukah, Yosef, and the Contrast Between the Brothers vs Israeli Hellenists’ War of Polarization on Yiddishkeit

by Moshe Burt

With Chanukah 5773 coming in literally on the heels of Shabbos Vayeishev, we recall again a short article which appeared on the INN website entitled;”Mortar Shells Filled With Chanukah Light” (url for article no longer accessable) which told about the Menorah which Neve Dekalim residents made from some of the spent Islamic mortal shells which were launched on their Gush Katif town over the years.

Reading about this special Menorah which was lit at one of the Jerusalem hotels which temporarily housed many evicted Neve Dekalim residents, took this author back in time to Philadelphia, in “the “old country” and to a point made by Rav Yehoshua Kaganoff about the pit in which Yosef was thrown. The point bears repeating. [...]  Click here to read more.

Ya’alon: Israeli Elites, ‘Peace Now’ Harmful “Viruses”

Allies, or Will Ya’alon Fold?

Both the Jerusalem Post and Israel National News are reporting that Vice Premier and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon apparently spoke recently likening ‘Peace Now’ and Israeli elitists to “viruses” and expressing support for the positions of Moshe Feiglin and Manhigut Yehudit:

Speaking in a closed meeting organized by Feiglin for Manhigut Yehudit members this week, Ya’alon openly expressed his fears that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu might succumb to the Left. [...]  Click here to read more.

“Dad, What’s a Killer-meter?”

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Received the email below from Lema’an Achai’s David Morris;

“Dad, What’s a Killer-meter?”

Here in Israel, innocent sounding measurements of distance, have turned into death threats.

  • One killermeter (km) is the distance/range from a Hamas Sniper in the Gaza strip, firing at the Israeli farmer working in the fields of
    Kibbutz Nahal Oz.
  • 2 km is from the Hamas mortars (“Patzmarim”) to Israeli families in the town of Sderot (time of flight/warning to take cover: 15 seconds).
  • 8 km is from the Hamas rocket launchers (“Kassamim”) to the 110,000 battered residents of the City of Ashkelon
  • 20 km is from the Hamas missile launchers (“Ketushas”) to the Town of Kiryat Malachi
  • 40 km is from the Hamas enhanced missiles (“Gradim”) to the bunkered-down towns of Ashdod, Beersheba and Kiryat Gat (one minute warning, to take cover or be blown up)
  • 44 km is where a “Grad’ Missile has to reach, to hit my home, the kids’ school, our shul – to hit me at this desk, here in Bet Shemesh.

My home is located a half-liter of rocket-fuel away from the bombed
out sites throughout the South of Israel.

It puts our community in the position of being close enough to be
fearful that “we’re next”, while giving us the tremendous opportunity
to bring help to our brothers and sisters now under missile-fire, who
are living in bomb shelters, or risking their very lives to go out to
get a bottle of milk….just a five minute drive from us. [...]  Click here to read more.

More Proof that the “Demographic Threat” is a DUD!

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Commentary;

This blog has published a number of pieces over the years which included documentation, links, etc. testifying to the total falsehood of the regime’s promotion of phoney, erroneous demographics data. The regimes’ bogus data has been based totally on grossly exaggerated “PA (sic) demographic and birth statistics, which they continuously promote as cover for their more sinister scheme; the separation of Israelis from their Jewish land and from All Jewish roots. [...]  Click here to read more.

Barak Stakes Future Hand-Over of [Jewish] Land on Kassam Intercept System, Increased Level of IDF Preparedness

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Commentary;

The two articles below, while reporting Barak’s assertions that any “separation” from land is 3-5 years away and dependent upon functionality of Kassam interception system, give short-shrift to the reality of the fallibility of any such system; i.e. in a massive attack, missiles will penetrate the system no matter what the level of functionality.

Beyond stating the obvious, that relinquishment or handing over of Jewish Land is based on the bogus demographics cover for severing Israeli connection for Jewish law, history, traditions and roots, it is axiomatic that Abba Eban’s famous Auschwitz borders pronouncement is at least as true now as it was when he made it in the UN. MB [...]  Click here to read more.

The Demographics Dud: Part of Systematic Cover for Separating Israelis from the Land, from All Jewish Roots

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For previous blog posts on the government’s long-standing, bogus demographics stats, click here.

Also, read The Real Issue Wasn’t Refusal, by Paula R. Stern regarding Israel’s leftist media and their willful, complicit role in creating bogus facts to indoctrinate acceptance among the people as gospel.

Mis-Leading, by Atty. Elyakim Haetzni (Israel National News)

Excerpts;

Why would a captain willfully run a ship aground?

The American-Israel Strategic Planning Group, with leading members such as Bennett Zimmerman and Yoram Ettinger, has again publicized data contradicting the chilling picture that serves as the Left’s rationalization of and excuse for the policy of withdrawals. In general, the picture is exactly the opposite of everything we assumed. There is a sharp decline in Arab birthrates and a constant rise in Jewish birthrates. [...]  Click here to read more.

More Evidence that Demographic “Threat” is Bogus Dud Covering True Left Agenda

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Demographic threat? Nonsense, By David Rubin (Jerusalem Post)

“The demographic argument of those who advocate Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, whether unilateral or negotiated…, ignores both the steady high birthrates of the Jewish population in Judea and Samaria and the ongoing and increasing emigration of the Arab population from those areas. The media rarely notes that the reports of massive Arab population growth have been deliberately exaggerated…”

Full Text; [...]  Click here to read more.

Regime’s Use of Bogus Demographics Stats Jeopardizes Us All — The Regime ‘Old Boys’ Must ALL Go!

Column One: Where Israel Went Astray, By Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post)

“Livni convinced Rice that it is necessary to provide a ‘political horizon’ to convince the Palestinians to replace Hamas with Fatah. After the Palestinians overthrow Hamas, he explained, it will be possible to implement the agreement and handover Judea and Samaria to Fatah (and Hamas).

That is, the Israeli government is pushing a national strategy that is based on a total lie. While Abbas plans his visit this weekend with Hamas terror master Khaled Mashaal in Syria in the hopes of facilitating the formation of an Iranian-Syrian sponsored Fatah-Hamas unity government, the Israeli government wishes to ‘strengthen’ him.” [...]  Click here to read more.

More on Bogus “pa (sic)” Demographics Dud …

Demographobia, by Yoram Ettinger

For context, click on the various posts shown here.

Excerpts;

Again and again Olmert says that giving up geography is the only way to safeguard Jewish demography.

… He’s inspired to pullout because of demographics. But he’s using greatly exaggerated numbers provided by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics back in 1998. Israel accepted these numbers without benefit of any demographic, media or diplomatic research into their veracity, and they have since become the cornerstone of an intense campaign that has penetrated deep in to the consciousness of Israel’s policy makers and public.  [...]  Click here to read more.