The Palestinian Myth


I found this very supportive rendition for a sovereign Jewish nation and the delegitimizing of nationhood of Arabs pretending to be Palestinians on a MeWe group a few days ago. It read much like past chain emails I had read in the past. Due to the “chain email” potential I did not want to place it on my blogs without checking it out even though I am quite the Christian Zionist.

 

What you are about to read I have validated noted by source links. Where minor errors existed I corrected them to a clearer factual contention than was in the original text. If you are a faux-Palestinian Muslim – boohoo. If you are Jewish committed to your heritage or a Biblical oriented Christian noting the prophetic return of Jews to their Land what that means for the return of Jesus the Messiah/Christ – yeah baby be excited.

JRH 10/18/19

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The Palestinian Myth

 

Peter Baum

10/13/19 11:00 PM

MeWe Group: The Conservatives

 

I need help from anyone interested in exposing the anthropological miracle or should I say myth known as the ‘ indigenous Palestinians’.

If these so called people ever existed as a race, a culture, a tribe etc.; could anybody assist me with the answers to the following questions.

 

  1. Name and dates of any wars or battles fought by those identifying themselves as indigenous Palestinians against any foreign or domestic invaders during the period 3000 BC to 1948 AD.

 

  1. The name of any indigenous Palestinian leader during these wars in this period.

 

  1. The place of any building constructed by indigenous Palestinians during this period.

 

  1. The currency used by indigenous Palestinians.

 

  1. Where in the Quran or Bibles are the indigenous Palestinians mentioned?

 

  1. What do indigenous Palestinians call themselves in their indigenous language? There is no sound for the letter ‘P’ in Arabic so if the Palestinians in their mother tongue (assuming it’s Arabic) must call themselves Filastinians. This is the Arabic for Philistines who came from Greece and the name derives from the Hebrew word Pleshtim which means invaders. The Philistines became extinct in 1200 BC, So maybe today’s Palestinians think they miraculously were reborn from an extinct race of Greek invaders??? [Blog Editor: Got Questions depends on Biblical asserting Greek origin of Philistines. Two articles reporting on a 2019 archaeological science publication asserts southern European origins implying Greek Islands influence: a) Biblical Philistines Came from Europe, Ancient DNA Reveals; by News Staff; Sci-News.com; 7/4/19 AND b) Ancient Greeks the Biblical Philistine Enemies of Jews, DNA Study Claim; By Philip Chrysopoulos; GreekReporter.com; 7/4/19]

 

  1. Where is it written that Jerusalem is connected to the indigenous Palestinians? I cannot find the answers to any of the above questions but perhaps someone out there knows….my guess is that indigenous Palestinians are a myth and that those currently identifying themselves as such were simply immigrants from surrounding countries who came to today’s Israel for work created by the economic benefits that Zionism created. [Bold text Blog Editor’s]

We do know that the Palestinians sided with the Nazis during WW2 [Blog Editor – SEE: HERE & HERE] and both the Palestinian Charters of the Palestinian Authorities [Blog Editor: Actually the Palestinian Authority (PA) didn’t come into existence until 1994 via the Oslo Accords. Prior to the PA the primary representative group of Arab Faux-Palestinians was the Palestine Liberation OrganizationGatestone Institute-2016 (PLO – more origin info: The New American-2009 & BREITBART-2015) of Arab-Islamic terrorists. The subsequent dates are PLO Charter dates]  of 1964 and 1968 [PLO Charter Analysis] and the Hamas Charter of 1988 demand the extermination of Jewish people and the subservience to Islam of all other races and religions…..

As an interesting aside, International Law is immutable regarding Israel’s legal borders which include Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and Gaza.

The League of Nations Treaty of 1922 which includes the Mandate for Palestine, the San Remo Treaty and the Balfour Declaration are specific on this geography and thus Israel’s borders are defined to include both.

When the United Nations [Full UN Charter] took over from the League of Nations all previous Treaties were included, endorsed, honoured legally unchallenged and unchanged as per Article 80 [Article 80 implications for a Jewish nation – HERE & HERE].

The international binding legal principles of Acquired Rights and Estoppel further endorse the immutable legal position of Israel.

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Killer Pseudo-Palestinian Terrorists as Human Rights Activists?


John R. Houk

© August 8, 2019

 

As a Christian Zionist I’ve never believed the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians should get 0ne inch of the Biblically Promised Land God gave to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; then God enabled the first Jewish possession under the leadership of Moses and Joshua.

 

I realize that is a minority opinion in this world’s geopolitics. And I believe my opinion is even vilified by Left-Wing Jews globally and in Israel, more concerned about their politics than their God-given heritage.

 

Saying that, there are MUSLIMS in Congress that are supporters of Arab-Islamic terrorists calling themselves Palestinians that these Muslim members of the U.S. Congress call the indiscriminate murder (oft times butchery) of Jewish men, women and children human rights activism. I’m telling you this terrorist focus against Jews by Arabs who call themselves Palestinians make themselves undeserving of political power ANYWHERE let alone in their own fake nation that might be called Palestine.

 

Clare Lopez illustrates the picture of these Arab-Islamic-Palestinian killers centering on Congress member Rashida Tlaib.

 

JRH 8/8/19

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Rashida Tlaib Glorifies Palestinian Terror While HAMAS, Iran & the PA Pay For It

 

Rashida Tlaib at her campaign headquarters in Detroit Michigan 8/7/18

 

By Clare M. Lopez

August 8, 2019

Center for Security Policy (CSP)

 

No, Representative Tlaib, when two Palestinian savages stabbed to death five members of the Jewish Fogel family in their home in 2011, including an 11-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a little baby only 3 months old, they were not “human rights activists.” That is called terrorism, even though the murderous Palestinian Authority (PA) will pay to the families of the two killers a monthly stipend of $3,200 each as long as they remain jailed in an Israeli prison.

 

What about the Palestinian savage who fatally stabbed Ari Fuld, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, father of four and grandson of a Holocaust survivor, one day in 2018 when he was out shopping? That savage, another Palestinian from a village near Hebron, was shot by the heroic Fuld before he himself collapsed, but his family will be receiving around $400 a month from the ever-generous Palestinian Authority while he spends the rest of his life in jail. Then there was Omar al-Abed, who stabbed a Jewish father and two of his children to death and seriously injured his wife in a July 2017 attack.  The PA will be paying his family $3,120/month as a reward for that depravity.

 

These payments are nothing less than incitement to murder and terror. Thankfully, the Taylor-Force Act passed the U.S. Congress in March 2018 and will halt U.S. funding to the PA until it stops paying Palestinian killers and their families for heinous acts of pure evil. But given the depth of the hatred spewed by Palestinian terrorists and their official HAMAS and PA enablers, who vow to continue the payments anyway, that may not be enough.

 

Unfortunately, it is the Iranian-regime-funded HAMAS, PA, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)—and those who insist upon funding them through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and other programs—that poison the minds of young Palestinians from the earliest ages, teaching them that Islam holds  it  glorious to murder Jews because they are Jews, an act they are told will earn them Allah’s approval and eternal reward (on top of those payments to their families). That is called Islamic supremacy, Rep. Tlaib.

 

When a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated his shrapnel-laden explosives inside a Sbarro Pizza shop in 2001, killing mothers, fathers, and children, maybe that wasn’t terrorism either? Or when a HAMAS suicide bomber massacred 30 innocent people and injured 140 in the 2002 Passover attack at the Park Hotel in Netanya, he was just trying to promote human rights? No, the Palestinian savages responsible for those atrocities thought they were going to be shaheeds, rewarded with the 72 virgins in paradise that Islam promises to such monsters. They might even get to have a park, school, or street named after them, to inspire future generations to more such depravity.

 

Until the Palestinians, whether it’s HAMAS and PIJ in Gaza or the PA in Ramallah, stop running children’s summer camps and TV programming that teach young Palestinians genocidal Jew-hatred and provide the paramilitary training to act out that hatred, there will never be peace in the Middle East. But, although her parents were immigrants from Jerusalem and the West Bank, Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) herself was born and raised in the United States. She graduated from Detroit, Michigan public schools. We Americans obviously have some work to do right here at home: what kind of education at home, in madrassa, mosque, or public school turned out a graduate imbued with such hatred as Tlaib’s? Unless we root out the inculcation of such Jew-hatred and glorification of Islamic terror right here in the USA, there will be more like her, possibly even in the U.S. Congress.

 

Murder of innocent human beings just because they are Jews is not human rights activism, Representative Tlaib. It is a despicable crime against humanity called terrorism.

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Killer Pseudo-Palestinian Terrorists as Human Rights Activists?

John R. Houk

© August 8, 2019

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Dem Candidates Sanders, Castro to Speak at Radical Islamist Convention


I’ve always been mystified on how cordial Leftists are toward Islam, especially openly radicalized Islam that leads so often to Islamic terrorism. NOW I find out this Leftist/Islamist romance is being validated by Dem Party candidates for President and even included a Left-Wing Trump hater at a conference supported by American Muslims connected to the Muslim Brotherhood which is the parent Islamic terrorists such as Hamas. These Left-Wing nuts are oblivious to the fact if Islam ever gained political power in the USA, these Leftists would top the Islamic Jihad extermination list of non-submissive God-hating Leftist kafir.

If a kafir escapes extermination in a Muslim ruled nation (or area), read or watch the oppression of a kafir living as a Dhimmi:

 

 

 

 

 

The Clarion Project has the info.

 

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Dem Candidates Sanders, Castro to Speak at Radical Islamist Convention

 

Democrat candidate for president Bernie Sanders campaigns in Pasadena, California (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

 

By Ryan Mauro

August 6, 2019

Clarion Project

 

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Julian Castro have agreed to speak at the convention of a radical Islamist group with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and hostility towards progressive Muslims and values.

 

Sanders and Castro will participate in a “presidential forum” held by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) during its convention in Houston August 31, 2019.

 

ISNA says it is inviting other Democratic presidential candidates and President Donald Trump to address its audience.

 

The U.S. Justice Department lists ISNA as an “entity” of the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical and often violent arm of the Islamist global political project. The Brotherhood’s goal is a worldwide caliphate with all of humanity living under sharia law.

 

The Trump administration announced three months ago that it was considering designating the Brotherhood as a domestic terrorist organization.

 

As we reported in June, Trevor Noah, the progressive host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, is also slated to speak at the ISNA convention.

 

He, like Sanders and Castro, is apparently unaware of—or is unconcerned with—ISNA’s radical ideology, including expelling Muslims for Progressive Values, a pro-LGBT group, from its conference in 2017 or the fact one of ISNA’s past presidents endorsed the execution of homosexuals by sharia-based governments.

 

By speaking at the event, Noah, Sanders and Castro are helping ISNA appear as moderate leaders of the Muslim-American community (not to mention helping ISNA raise money through ticket sales).

 

The presidential forum is also being hosted by Emgage Foundation and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), a group that has an inflammatory and Islamist-friendly history but has taken a stronger public stance against the Islamist ideology in recent years.

 

ISNA was designated as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history – that of the Holy Land Foundation, an entity founded by the Muslim Brotherhood to finance Hamas (the Brotherhood’s Palestinian wing).

 

It was during this trial that the Justice Department explicitly listed ISNA as an “entity” of the Muslim Brotherhood’s American network. This determination was supported by large quantities of publicly available evidence and internal Brotherhood documents.

 

The Holy Land Foundation actually operated from within ISNA, with money for Hamas passing from ISNA accounts to the Holy Land Foundation for distribution to the terrorist group.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis upheld the designation of ISNA as an unindicted co-conspirator in 2009, citing “ample” evidence linking ISNA to the Hamas/Brotherhood operation.

 

The current president of ISNA, Sayyid Syeed, was one of ISNA’s founders when it was established by the Brotherhood. ISNA was listed in a 1991 Brotherhood memo, which described their “work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”

 

Syeed was filmed in 2006 saying, “Our job is to change the constitution of America.”

 

The Fiqh Council of North America, once a part of ISNA but now an official “affiliate” of ISNA, also has radical members and underpinnings.

 

You can read more about the radical makeup of the ISNA-affiliated Fiqh Council here.

 

The website for ISNA’s upcoming convention does not currently list its speakers but, if the past is any indication, it will include known extremists who appear moderate for condemning Al-Qaeda, ISIS and “terrorism” but support other terrorists like Hamas and an assortment of extremism, bigotry and anti-Western conspiracy theories.

 

By speaking at ISNA’s event, it is clear that these top leaders in the progressive movement still have a blind spot when it comes to the Islamist ideology. They usually don’t want to name it, exert no effort to identify it and seem uninterested in taking the time for a simple Google search to vet groups like ISNA.

 

The presence of Trevor Noah, Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro and possibly more Democratic presidential candidates helps ISNA hide behind a moderate veneer and cleverly use its progressive partners to advance its anti-progressive agenda.

 

If Sanders, Castro and Noah are genuine about the need to detoxify our political environment of extremist rhetoric and ideologies as they say they are, they should cancel their appearances at ISNA’s convention.

 

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6 DEM SENATORS SELL OUT JEWISH TERROR VICTIMS TO RESTORE CASH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS


Hamas (pseudo-Palestinian) is a designated terrorist organization. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO – Brief Summary, Soviet involvement, PLO-PA Transition & Greater Detail) is a terrorist umbrella organization that serves essentially as a confederation of Jew-hating Islamic terrorists. The Palestinian Authority (PA – DTN, Gatestone & American Thinker) is basically the PLO legitimized by idiotic Oslo Accords to set the stage to give non-existent Palestinians a Jew-Hating independent State of Palestine. (Thank God that idiocy has not materialized!)

With that brief background of a group of Arab mostly Muslim created for the sole purpose to Destroy Israel and kill Jews, Daniel Greenfield exposes six Dem Party Senators trying to pass legislation to insure the Fake-Palestinian continue to receive humanitarian aid that is actually used for Islamic terrorism.

 

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6 DEM SENATORS SELL OUT JEWISH TERROR VICTIMS TO RESTORE CASH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

Terrorists need their guns more than their victims need surgeries.

 

By Daniel Greenfield

April 24, 2019

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Dianne Feinstein PLO Garb Political Cartoon

 

In 2002, Shmuel Waldman, an American from New Jersey, was shot while boarding a bus in Israel. The terrorist attack killed 2 people and left 40 injured. Among that 40 was Shmuel whose leg was blown apart, forcing him to undergo multiple surgical procedures, and leaving him suffering from PTSD.

 

The terrorist who shot him was Said Ramadan, a “police officer” working for the terrorists who run the Palestinian Authority. The attack had been planned by senior Palestinian Authority officials and the Palestinian Authority viewed Ramadan as a hero. Waldman joined other victims of terrorism in a lawsuit against the terrorist group, which is funded by American taxpayers, under the Antiterrorism Act.

 

Waldman v. PLO resulted in a record award of $655 million in damages against the Palestinian Authority terror network. But the verdict was thrown out because an American court lacked jurisdiction over the terrorist group even though the United States provides much of the cash flow that its terrorists rely on.

 

The Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act was introduced and approved to make it clear that accepting security assistance for its “police force” would place the Palestinian Authority under judicial jurisdiction for lawsuits such as these. The PA could stop funding terrorism or face lawsuits from its victims.

 

A ruthless battle was waged against ATCA by a variety of groups which understood that the Palestinian Authority would not stop funding and promoting terrorism under any circumstances. These groups falsely claimed that ATCA would undermine American and Israeli security. That was a blatant lie.

 

The only thing that ATCA would undermine was the flow of tax dollars to Islamic terrorists.

 

Last year, the Palestinian Authority informed the United States that the terror group would no longer accept any aid from the United States that would expose it to ATCA lawsuits. The terror group’s letter suggested that it might revisit its refusal if the law were changed. That’s just what 6 Democrat senators, led by Senator Dianne Feinstein have set out to do, using the false claim of a humanitarian disaster.

 

“President Trump’s refusal to provide humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people is a strategic mistake,” Senator Feinstein claimed, accusing him of “denying funding for clean water, health care and schools in the West Bank and Gaza.”

 

Senator Chris Coons urged that, “It is critical that we restore lifesaving aid to the West Bank and Gaza.” Senator Jeff Merkley insisted that, “Aid to innocent civilians should not be caught up in broader geopolitical battles. We can and should restore aid to children and other vulnerable populations at the same time as we stand steadfastly by Israel’s security.”

 

But the real agenda revealed by their resolution shows that it’s not about humanitarian aid, but about restoring funding to the Islamic terrorists of the Palestinian Authority.

 

While Feinstein claims that Trump is preventing “clean water” and “health care” aid, her own resolution actually begins by admitting that, “the Palestinian Authority’s interpretation of the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act… led the Palestinian Authority to reject all forms of United States assistance.”

 

The problem isn’t Trump. It isn’t the United States. It’s that the Palestinian Authority is a terror group.

 

The Palestinian Authority, on whose behalf Senator Feinstein is advocating, rejected the money that Dianne wants to give the terror group, because it doesn’t want to face American terror victims in court.

 

Rather than telling the truth about that, Senator Feinstein and her five accomplices start out by lying about the problem, and about what they want to accomplish, while assuming that the media will never report the truth. They are almost certainly right about that. But wrong about everything else.

 

The resolution, “Expressing the sense of Congress regarding restoring United States bilateral assistance to the West Bank and Gaza”, specifically demands $196 million for the Economic Support Fund, $60 million for International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement; and another million for anti-terrorism.

 

But the Palestinian Authority is a terrorist coalition. Some of its components, such as the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, are even officially listed as terrorist groups by the United States. Palestinian Authority “police” deserve the name the same way that ISIS cops did. They’re armed members of a terrorist network with a history of participating in terrorist attacks. This network was set up with United States aid in the Clinton era. Senator Feinstein is vocally insisting that we continue funding terrorists.

 

If Feinstein, Coons and Merkley were really just concerned about humanitarian assistance, they would not have pushed for funds for the armed components of a terrorist network. This is not about “clean water”, it’s about dirty cash flowing to the enforcers for a terrorist group while leaving their victims out in the cold.

 

The six senators want the PA’s thugs to get paid, while their victims are left unable to sue them.

 

Feinstein is joined in this charade by Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Chris Coons, Senator Chris Van Hollen, and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, and Senator Jeff Merkely.

 

Senator Van Hollen claims that he wants to help “millions of children” with this resolution.

 

“There are thousands of children and families in the West Bank and Gaza who need the aid the United States has historically provided,” Cortez Masto appealed.

 

Is it thousands or millions? Since it’s not about the children, the fake numbers don’t actually matter.

 

If the senators read their own resolution, they would see that it frees terrorists from being sued for the foreign aid they receive from American taxpayers by their American victims in United States courts.

 

No wonder that Feinstein, Coons, Van Hollen, Cortez Masto and Merkely keep talking about children. Caring about children sounds a lot better than trying to help terrorists defraud terror victims.

 

A number of the Dem senators invoke Trump, attacking and blaming him, but as their own resolution concedes, it was the Palestinian Authority that turned down ATCA aid. How is that Trump’s fault?

 

Why blame President Trump when your own terrorists would rather kill Jews than take your money?

 

Senator Feinstein is broadcasting support for her resolution from a variety of “humanitarian” groups. A number of these groups, such as Churches for Middle East Peace, are involved in BDS and other anti-Israel activities. Islamic Relief has been accused of supporting Hamas. As has another NGO on the list.

 

Feinstein, Van Hollen, Merkley, Coons and Cortez Masto are touting support for their “humanitarian” effort that respects “Israeli security” from Islamic USA whose chair, Khaled Lamada, has allegedly praised Hamas, and distributed conspiracy theories which claim that, the Jews are causing Egyptian Muslims to have sex, plan to invade the Nile Valley and that the Egyptian president is a secret Jew.

 

Democrats are using support from BDS, anti-Israel and anti-Semitic groups to back this resolution. And they are doing so while lying and misleading about the resolution, its aims and its purpose.

 

Senator Feinstein and her allies have failed to explain what ATCA is or what “legal liabilities” the Palestinian Authority is attempting to evade. That’s because the plain truth is that the six Senate Democrats are trying to defraud terror victims like Shmuel Waldman under the guise of helping children.

 

But the “children” they’re helping are grown men who need our money for their guns.

 

Officially, the United States doesn’t buy guns or bullets for the terrorist police forces. But money is obviously fungible. The funds that the United States puts into terror groups frees them to buy weapons.

 

It is ironic that Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has been known for her militant opposition to Americans owning firearms, and for holding firearms manufacturers liable for gun violence, wants to force those same Americans to pay for guns for terrorists while exempting those same terrorists from liability.

 

Palestinian “security officials” don’t just carry pistols, but Kalashnikov rifles. Those aren’t the weapons of law enforcement, but of a terrorist and guerrilla organization. They’re not meant to police, but to war.

 

Senator Feinstein hates “assault rifles” when Americans have them, not when Islamic terrorists do.

 

The resolution isn’t really about humanitarian aid. It’s about allowing terrorists to get away with murder. It’s about stealing money from their victims. And about weakening America’s negotiating position with a terrorist group by exempting it from accountability to the courts, to its victims and to our government.

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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

 

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Intro to Bussel’s ‘The Gospel of Jerusalem – Jewish New Year’


Intro by John R. Houk, Blog Editor

Posted September 10, 2018

The Jewish New Year, better known as Rosh Hashanah in Judaism, in 2018 began on the evening of September 9 and culminates on the evening of September 11.

 

Christianity and Judaism are closer entwined than many Christians (and Jews for that matter) may understand. Here’s a brief reminder for Christians.

 

Christians trace the history of their faith to Jesus the Christ the Son of God and the son of Mary. Essentially Mary’s husband became step-father. Mary and Joseph were Observant Jews following the traditions of Judaism. That means Jesus was raised an Observant Jew following the Judaic Traditions including Festivals of great religious importance in Judaism. The Gospels share over and over about how Jesus preached to the people in relating to the significance of Jewish Traditions and religious Festivals especially hearkening back to the Patriarch Fathers and the Prophets how their actions were a forthtelling of the Christ who is Jesus. (Any Antisemite Christians should think about that before they embark on any Jew-hatred rants.)

 

Ergo with that incomplete bit of Christian faith in relation to Jesus and Judaism, here is a bit of info on Rosh Hashanah from a Judaic perspective according to Judaism 101:

 

Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of the Jewish month of Tishri.

 

Jewish “New Year”

 

The name “Rosh Hashanah” means, literally, “head of the year” or “first of the year.” Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. This name is somewhat deceptive, because there is little similarity between Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days of the year, and the American midnight drinking bash and daytime football game.

 

There is, however, one important similarity between the Jewish New Year and the American one: Many Americans use the New Year as a time to plan a better life, making “resolutions.” Likewise, the Jewish New Year is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in the new year, continuing through the Days of Awe and Yom Kippur.

 

You may notice that the Bible speaks of Rosh Hashanah as occurring on the first day of the seventh month. The first month of the Jewish calendar is Nissan, occurring in March and April. Why, then, does the Jewish “new year” occur in Tishri, the seventh month?

 

Judaism has several different “new years,” a concept which may seem strange at first, but think of it this way: the American “new year” starts in January, but the new “school year” starts in September, and many businesses have “fiscal years” that start at various times of the year. In Judaism, Nissan 1 is the new year for the purpose of counting the reign of kings and months on the calendar, Elul 1 (in August) is the new year for the tithing of animals, Shevat 15 (in February) is the new year for trees (determining when first fruits can be eaten, etc.), and Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashanah) is the new year for years (when we increase the year number. Sabbatical and Jubilee years begin at this time).

 

 

Traditions

 

The name “Rosh Hashanah” is not used in the Bible to discuss this holiday. The Bible refers to the holiday as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the day of remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the day of the sounding of the shofar). The holiday is instituted in Leviticus 23:24-25.

 

The shofar is a ram’s horn which is blownREAD THE REST (Rosh Hashanah; By Tracey Rich; Judaism 101; © Copyright 5756-5771 (1995-2011))

 

With that, I am grateful for Ari Bussel sharing this Jewish New Year’s testimony which includes a prayer for Israel, the Land of the Jews.

 

JRH 9/10/18

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The Gospel of Jerusalem – Jewish New Year

By Ari Bussel

Sent 9/9/2018 5:46 PM

 

Dear Friends of Zion and Jerusalem,

 

How quickly time passes!  Here are blessings and curses of the past year – embassy moves, earthquakes, Gaza and Syria.

 

A year ago Christian media professionals from around the world convened unto Zion Jerusalem for the Government of Israel’s First Christian Media Summit (pictured below with Israel’s President Rivlin).  Little did any of the participants envisioned that just months later, the United States of America will move its embassy to Israel’s capital.

 

President Rivlin Addressing Christian Media Summit October 2017

 

This was likely the single most significant action of Israel’s ally and friend, the United States of America; what my colleague Norma Zager calls “a simple reality check.”

 

It was quickly followed by Guatemala and Paraguay, although the latter gave in to pressure and is reversing the move of its embassy.  More countries promised to follow suit, yet the USA remains the one beacon of sanity and stability, an anchor of steadfast resolve.

 

President Cabrera-Mayor Barkat  Congrats Guatemala Embassy Jerusalem

 

Another “reality check” by the US administration and its Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, was to look at the utilization of US funds overseas and to stop the flow of money when it is earmarked to pay convicted terrorists and their families (the greater the dead and wounded, the higher the remuneration); incite terror and educate young children to become martyrs; and perpetuate the myth of “refugeedom” for all eternity instead of focusing on assimilation.

 

Israel celebrated.

 

A new street sign in Jerusalem, the Walls of the Old City with a special tribute, a group giving thanks to God the Almighty

 

There were also several moderate earthquakes in Israel (of the very physical/real type; Israel sits atop the Syrian-African Fault).  Not used to earthquakes and having undergone relatively minor preparedness and nation-wide training, Israelis suffered several waves of anxiety, but quickly returned to normalcy.

 

Then, there were two major developments to which one must pay attention.  On the Gaza border, Hamas is determined to instigate constant mayhem, sending its people to “walk unto the border of Israel and breach that border.”  It also has engaged in a new favorite summer pastime, “Go Fly A Kite.”

 

Most of us will immediate start singing “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” from Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA-g8YYPKVo).  The song was composed by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman, two Beverly Hills brothers.

 

VIDEO: Let’s Go Fly A Kite – Mary Poppins (David Tomlinson)

 

A few weeks ago, the City of Beverly Hills celebrated Richard Sherman’s 90th birthday and presented him the Key to the City (https://vimeo.com/282597968).

 

VIMEO VIDEO: SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC! 90TH Birthday Tribute for Richard M. Sherman at the Wallis 07/21/2018 | Beverly Hills This Week

 

The Gazans’ idea of flying a kite is diabolically different.  Israel’s neighbors affix incendiary devices and have caused huge regional fires around Gaza, with devastating results to agriculture and property.

 

Week after week, this favorite summer activity has been taking place, yielding great amusement and thrill to the Gazans.

 

Up north, in Syria, the global superpowers are flexing their arms; the local population suffers and continues to be slaughtered by the Assad regime in the ongoing civil war; and Iran continues to strengthen its presence.  Hizballah, Iran’s proxy in Syria and Lebanon, alongside special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Iran are training in urban-warfare.

 

This, too, is most eye-opening.  Israel’s Defense Forces are training for urban warfare, with specific focus how to safeguard the lives of civilians and of its own soldiers.  Hamas, Hizballah and other like-organizations embed themselves within dense civilian populations, which they use as human shields.

 

In contrast, Iran and Hizballah are focused on conquering Israeli cities and inflicting terror.  Several decades ago it was kidnapping school buses and holding school kids hostage or smashing skulls of very young children in front of their parents.  Several decades earlier it was butchering the Jewish inhabitants in entire towns, slicing open pregnant women, raping children, women and men, young and old, and using heads for soccer games.  (For those to whom this seems very far-fetched, Daesh is doing the very same in recent years; and much worse.)

 

Continued Existence

 

And thus, we see that Tiny-Mighty Israel is constantly on the alert.  Many good things are happening, but Israel exists in a most perilous neighborhood, and her continued existence is never something to be taken for granted.

 

Safeguarding Israel is her Defense Forces, her Government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the power of prayer.  Israel’s enemies rise not only against Israel but against God Lord of Hosts Himself.  (The Prophet Zechariah told us that he who touches Judea, Israel and Jerusalem – those who negate their very existence – touches the Apple of God’s Eye, for God dwells in their midst.  (Zechariah 2:12, 14))

 

Deuteronomy Chapter 20 דְּבָרִים

ד  כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, הַהֹלֵךְ עִמָּכֶם–לְהִלָּחֵם לָכֶם עִם-אֹיְבֵיכֶם, לְהוֹשִׁיעַ אֶתְכֶם. 4 for the LORD your God is He that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’

 

Recognizing the power of prayer, Jewish people throughout the world say a special prayer (text below, translation by the Jewish Agency for Israel) in which we ask the God will send His light and truth to the leaders of Israel, her ministers and her advisors, and will provide them with good counsel and advice.

 

Prayer for State of Israel

 

Our Father in Heaven, Rock and Redeemer of Israel, bless the State of Israel, the first manifestation of the approach of our redemption. Shield it with Your loving kindness, envelop it in Your peace, and bestow Your light and truth upon its leaders, ministers, and   advisors, and grace them with Your good counsel.

 

Strengthen the hands of those who defend our holy land, grant them deliverance, and adorn them in a mantle of victory. Ordain peace in the land and grant its inhabitants eternal happiness.

 

Lead them, swiftly and upright, to Your city Zion and to Jerusalem, the abode of Your Name, as is written in the Torah of Your servant Moses: “Even if your outcasts are at the ends of the world, from  there the Lord your God will gather you, from there He will fetch you.

 

And the Lord your God will bring you to the land that your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and He will make you more prosperous and more numerous than your fathers.

 

Draw our hearts together to revere and venerate Your name and to observe all the precepts of Your Torah, and send us quickly the Messiah son of David, agent of Your vindication, to redeem those who await Your deliverance.

 

Manifest yourself in the splendor of Your boldness before the eyes of all inhabitants of Your world and may everyone endowed with a soul affirm that the Lord, God of Israel, is king and his dominion is absolute.

 

Amen forevermore.

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Intro to Bussel’s ‘The Gospel of Jerusalem – Jewish New Year’

Intro by John R. Houk, Blog Editor

Posted September 10, 2018

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The Gospel of Jerusalem – Jewish New Year

 

Edited by John R. Houk

 

© Ari Bussel

 

Ari Bussel is Vice President of Operations at Saybrex International, a privately held family business specializing in the distribution of fine wines and spirits. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and has held various positions in the company since 1993.

 

Prior to joining Saybrex, Mr. Bussel served as First Lieutenant in the Center for Systems Analysis at General Headquarters of the Israel Defense Forces, where he led the implementation of the Logistics War Doctrine in the Computerized Wargame Program.

 

Mr. Bussel is involved in a variety of philanthropic and civic activities. Mr. Bussel completed the Team Beverly Hills Leadership Program and served on the Environmental Sustainability Topic Committee of the City of Beverly Hills. He was a member of the Steering Committees of former Beverly Hills Mayor MeraLee Goldman and the current Beverly Hills City Treasurer, the Hon. Eliot Finkel. Mr. Bussel also completed and participated in the Community Emergency Response Training Program of the City of Beverly Hills as well as the Crisis Response Team of the Maple Counseling Center.

 

Mr. Bussel was among the founding members and served on the boards of Gen. Shimon Erem’s Israel Christian Nexus, the Western Region of Friends of Israel Firefighters and the Israel Institute for Alternative Energy Advancement. He completed the Salvin Leadership Program of the Anti-Defamation League.

 

Mr. Bussel writes regularly. For the past decade, his weekly columns appeared in print in Israel Jewish Life, Shalom LA, Muslim World Today and Israeli Week. Mr. Bussel’s articles appear on numerous websites, including Canada Free Press, Free Republic, NewsBlaze, SlantRight and OpEdNews. He is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club.

 

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Israel Looks to Self-Preservation


John R. Houk

© June 21, 2018

 

Yesterday I receive an email from Ari Bussel sharing an Israel GPO News Update about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a graduation ceremony of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officers.

 

PM Netanyahu Addressing IDF Officer Graduation Photo by Kobi Gideon (GPO)

 

In that address Netanyahu talks about military/terrorist threats from Hamas in Gaza to the south and Iran building threatening military capabilities toward the north in Syria. Here is that relatively short news release from the Israel GPO:

 

PM Netanyahu Addresses IDF Officers’ Course Graduation Ceremony

 

Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser

20 June 2018

GPO News

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 20 June 2018), at IDF Training Base #1, addressed an IDF officers’ course graduation ceremony. Following is an excerpt from his remarks:

 

“I do not intend to go into detail about what we are planning vis-à-vis Gaza. The intensity will be stepped up as necessary. We are prepared for any scenario and our enemies would do well to understand this – now.

 

Regarding the Syrian front, we are constantly working to prevent Iranian forces and their proxies from establishing a military presence there. We will not allow those who call for our destruction to turn Syria into a base for aggression against Israel.

 

The iron fist of the IDF is powerfully striking whoever strives to attack us, and will continue to do so.”

 

In America you probably have no clue to what Prime Minister Netanyahu was talking about thanks to the lack of reporting by the Mainstream Media (MSM). OR if they do report, it is some disinformation blaming Israel for violence on the Gaza-Israel border or perhaps an idiotic accusation that Israel is attacking Iranian military assets in Syria especially near Syrian/Israeli border. Even after continued Islamic terrorist attacks by Hamas and affiliates against Israeli civilians originating from Gaza, the UN condemns Israel for reprisals.

 

Here is an example of Hamas/Islamic Jihad/UN hypocrisy:

 

Hamas and Islamic Jihad: Israeli Airstrikes Will Be Answered With Rocket Fire

 

By Tazpit Press Service

June 21, 2018 – 10:15 am

Breaking Israel News

 

 

North of the Gaza Strip Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad. (Credit: Abed Khatib/Flash90)

 

Terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas and the Islamic Jihad warned Wednesday that Israeli airstrikes on the Strip will be met with rocket fire from Gaza.

 

In a statement released to the media, the factions took responsibility for the barrage of rockets fired at Israel on Tuesday night, which they said was a “response to Israel’s continuous aggression against Gaza,” adding that “the enemy’s leadership will bear full responsibility for its aggression and will pay a price for its arrogance.”

 

Hamas’ Spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum blamed Israel for the current escalation but also added that Hamas is not interested in war.

 

“It (Hamas) will always be ready to carry out its national duty of protecting the Palestinian people,” Barhoum said.

 

Earlier Wednesday, the IAF struck 25 Hamas targets in the Strip in response to ongoing cross-border arson and rocket attacks at civilian communities.

 

Five missiles hit towns around the Gaza Belt district overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, with at least 13 rockets landing in the Eshkol Regional Council alone. No injuries were reported, but, several buildings and cars were damaged in the attacks.

 

“In response to the rockets fired throughout the night from the Gaza Strip at Israel, IAF fighter jets targeted approximately 25 terror objectives in the Gaza Strip thus far,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement. “The Hamas terror organization targeted Israeli civilians throughout the night with a severe rocket attack and is dragging the Gaza Strip and its civilians down a deteriorating path. Hamas is responsible for everything that transpires in the Gaza Strip and will bear the consequences for deliberately targeting Israeli civilians.”

 

Pertaining Israel/Syria/Iran, here is an excerpt from Eurasia Review:

 

Accessing Israel-Iran Simmering Rivalry In Syria – Analysis

 

By Nagapushpa Devendra

June 15, 2018

Eurasia Review

 

 

On the other side of the conflict, Iranians have begun to tamp up the rhetorical escalation that has the potential to put these two countries on a path toward open confrontation. From Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to IRGC generals there have been repetitive threat to wipe out ‘Zionists’ which has become a normal jargon in public forums. Though the rhetoric broadened that they will pursue every move with calculation and caution for two major factors.

 

 

This implacable aspiration to wipe out Israel from the map discredits Rouhani government’s claim to not pose any threat to the security and sovereignty of regional countries. In fact, the rift between Rouhani and IRGC widened with the eruption of a heated argument between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Military Commander Mohammad Bagheri over the true intention behind launching retaliatory missiles against Israel. In the argument, Rouhani tried to explain the detrimental effect and international repercussions on the nuclear deal.

 

As the mutual hostility between Israel-Iran has deepened in Syria, Israel stated that their defence forces were on high-alert due to irregular Iranian activities in Syria and have ordered bomb shelters to be equipped in Golan Heights. Shortly, the Syrian state media reported that the government has downed two Israeli missiles near a military base of the capital. Subsequently, another report of Israel attacking targets of the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra in the Golan Heights reverberated across the region. Prior to a week of frequent Israeli strikes, three unnamed US officials stated that Israel is preparing for military action against Iran in Syria, and is seeking US support. In addition, the officials also blamed Israel for the airstrike on a military base in Hamas and Aleppo that killed over 20 military personnel, including Iranians.

 

It seems that Israel has been motivated by the desire to fight sooner rather than later. Israel considers that an attack by Iran, while not imminent, is inevitable, and that delay in attacking would involve greater risk. Usually, this happens, when the balance of military capability is expected to shift in the enemy’s favour, due to the prospects that the opponent will acquire or develop a powerful new offensive or defensive capability. …

 

Israelis firmly believe that Iran as a nuclear emergence state will bring their world to the threshold of the abyss. Probably, this would be the factor for Netanyahu to urge Trump refer to the documents provided by them on the development of Iranian nuclear deal, rather than relying on the reports provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). …

 

This led Putin to send Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on an errand to Tehran where he warned Rouhani about the far-reaching consequences of Iranian retribution to an Israeli strike, not least for Russia and Syria. However, before Rouhani could curb IRGC’s manoeuvrability in Syria, IRGC appears to have fallen for Israeli bait and have launched some 20 rockets at their positions in the Golan Heights. This gave Israel a solid ground to retaliate with the largest strike they have carried out in Syria since 1970 while substantiating it as an act of self-defence which is legitimate under international law. The Israeli said, its targets included weapon storage, logistic sites and intelligence centres used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. Additionally, they have also destroyed five Syrian air-defence batteries after coming under heavy fire.

 

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I believe you can see Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks to the IDF officers graduating class had to do with Israel’s self-preservation.

 

JRH 6/21/18

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The Gaza Clashes: What’s Really Happening


There is one Constant Conservatives can rely on. Leftists lie and Arab pretenders calling themselves Palestinians lie. The proof in the pudding is every incident involving Israel and the lying pretenders is reported with twisted partial truth to no truth whatsoever.

 

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The Gaza Clashes: What’s Really Happening

 

By DANIEL POMERANTZ 

 APRIL 9, 2018

HonestReporting

Palestinian prostestors burn tires during clashes with Israeli security forces on the Gaza Israeli border east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 6, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90  

 

Since March 30, there have been intermittent protests, riots, and even armed attacks at the Gaza border.

 

Much of the media coverage has been so poorly informed or even outright misleading, that it can be almost impossible to understand what’s really happening. Israel has, in many cases, been made out to be a violent aggressor intentionally killing peaceful protesters.

 

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

 

That’s why HonestReporting will be actively monitoring, analyzing and communicating throughout these events.

 

Here, for your use and information, is what we’ve seen so far:

 

Re-cap of events

 

  • On April 1, we posted this explanation and analysis of the events up to that date. It was immediately clear that the “protests” also included molotov cocktails, burning tires, rock throwing, and in one case even live gunfire at the IDF.  There were ongoing attempts by rioters to breach the border fence and enter Israel.

 

  • Of the 30,000 Palestinians present, 16 were reportedly killed by IDF sniper fire. The figure later increased to 19.

 

  • It was well known since April 1 that at least ten of the casualties had clear affiliations to terror groups, including Hamas. An analysis of open-source information from Palestinian media brought that number up to 15, and HonestReporting was the first to publish that new information on April 5.

 

  • Another protest/riot on April 6 brought 20,000 people and new violence: including the burning of what may have been 10,000 tires, and further attempts to both attack IDF soldiers and to  infiltrate Israel under the resulting smokescreen. Meanwhile, and this is not a joke, Hamas is now blaming Israel for what it claims is a “shortage” of tires in Gaza. Seriously. You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.

 

Palestinian Protesters

 

  • A number of Palestinians criticized Hamas for publicizing the deaths of its members, including holding military funerals and rallies. The main objection can be summarized as follows: by revealing that so many of the deaths were actually terrorists, Hamas undermines the PR illusion that this was a “peaceful protest.”

 

 

International investigations?

 

Fatou Bensauda, CC by Max Koot Studio

 

In the meantime, numerous international parties, including UN Secretary General António Guterres and EU chief Federica Mogherini have begun calling for an international investigation into the actions of the IDF.  Whether Israel adequately investigates itself, and whether the allegations have sufficient gravity are likely to be the key issues in determining whether the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutes a case.

 

If the ICC does prosecute a case, Israel is not the only party under the microscope:  Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda has noted that Hamas or other Palestinian bodies could be subject to investigations related to war crimes for their use of civilians in covering violent activities.

 

The UN and EU, on the other hand, are primarily political bodies and can choose to launch their own investigations merely if their members wish to: without any regard to standards of international law.

 

When the dust settles and the burning-tire-smoke clears, international investigations will likely be the big remaining question.

 

In the meantime, the IDF has already appointed Brig. Gen. Moti Baruch, head of the General Staff’s Doctrine and Training Division to lead the IDF’s own investigation.

 

The latest updates

 

Some of the critical facts and images from Friday’s flare-up have made the mainstream news, yet some of the most informative have remained conspicuously absent.

 

Take, for example, this image round-up by Israellycool’s Aussie Dave: including telling, often dramatic pictures of events, some of which have not been published by any international news source.

 

Another telling scene was captured in this photo of a swastika flying alongside Palestinian flags, with tire-smoke all around:

 

 

 

 

A few nay-sayers on Twitter tried to claim the image was photo-shopped, until they came face to face with this video of the same:

 

Proof Swastika Not Photoshopped video

http://s22592.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/WhatsApp-Video-2018-04-06-at-21.41.40.mp4?_=1

And speaking of tire-smoke: in this particularly shameless tweet, the Palestine diplomatic office in the US preposterously claims that Hamas’s own tire-fire is actually an Israeli nerve agent.

 

 

Here is some additional video of tires and fires throughout the area.

 

Next time you hear about Palestinians throwing “stones,” keep in mind that in at least some cases, this is what they are really talking about:

 

 

Just outside Gaza, JPost’s Seth Frantzman caught up with Richard Kemp, former commander, British forces, Afghanistan. Kemp took the media to task pointing out that they don’t necessarily fully understand events even if they’re physically close up. Specifically, Kemp clarified that this is not a “peaceful demonstration” as is often portrayed by the media but rather:

 

…a deliberate and specific intent by a major terrorist organization, recognized around the world as terrorists, to penetrate the border of the State of Israel.

 

Arab world reacts

 

Though reactions are mixed, at least some residents of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan and other Arab countries, took to social media to lambaste Hamas for its exploitation of the inhabitants of Gaza. Meanwhile, despite a show of support at the official level, it seems Palestinians in the West Bank were largely apathetic to the events in Gaza. Notably, top Palestinian Authority cleric Mahmoud al-Habbash declared:

 

[Hamas is] sending Gazans to their deaths for good headlines… [is] trading in suffering and blood [and] no longer fools Palestinian people.

 

And though it’s not in the Arab world, as long as we’re talking reactions we should give credit where it’s due: Reuters was one of the few publications to ask Israelis living near Gaza what they think. Here’s one example:

 

“I’m sorry about what is happening there. I know the situation is very, very difficult,” Israeli farmer Daniel Rahamim said about economic hardship in Gaza, the Palestinian enclave ruled by Hamas, an Islamist group that advocates Israel’s destruction.

 

“But I don’t talk about a peace deal anymore. Maybe we can achieve a long-term ceasefire,” Rahimim, 63, said as he irrigated his crops. He said his 24-year-old daughter, still “traumatized by rockets” left the area after the demonstrations started.

 

Finally, if there was any doubt about the real point of these protests and riots, Hamas leader Yehya Al-Sinwar was crystal clear:

 

Yehya al-Sinwar quote on killing Jews (Hamas Leader)

 

As these events unfold, HonestReporting will continue to monitor, analyze and hold the media to account.

 

Watch this space.

 

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