British Television Interview With Netanyahu (during the retaliation against Hamas’ shelling of Israel) – From Colorado

Shalom,

         Even those who aren’t particularly sympathetic to Israel ‘s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview with British Television during the retaliation against Hamas’ shelling of Israel.

        The interviewer asked him:
“How come so many more Palestinians have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?” (A nasty question if there ever was one!)
        
        Netanyahu: “Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?”

        Interviewer: (Falling into the trap) Why not?
        
        Netanyahu: “Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyones mind that the war was caused by Germany ‘s aggression. And in response to the German blitz on London , the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden , burning to death more German civilians than the number of people killed in Hiroshima
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        Moreover, I could remind you that in 1944, when the RAF tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen, some of the bombs missed their target and fell on a Danish children’s hospital, killing 83 little children. Perhaps you have another question?”

        Apparently, Benjamin Netanyahu gave an interview and was asked about Israel ‘s occupation of Arab lands.

        His response was, “It’s our land”. The reporter (CNN or the like) was stunned

Read below “It’s our land…”  It’s important information since we don’t get fair and accurate reporting from the media and facts tend to get lost in the jumble of daily events.
        
        “Crash Course on the Arab Israeli Conflict.”
        
        Here are overlooked facts in the current & past Middle East situation.

        These were compiled by a Christian university professor:
     

  BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY…(It takes just 1.5 minutes to read!)
        
        It makes sense and it’s not slanted. Jewand non-Jew — it doesn’t matter.
        1. Nationhood and Jerusalem –  Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, Two thousand years before the rise of Islam.
        
        2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.        3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BCE, the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.
        
        4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 CE lasted no more than 22 years.        5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital.   Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem , they never sought to make it their capital, and Arab leaders did not come to visit.

        6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.

        7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem . Mohammed never came to Jerusalem .
        
        8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem .  Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem .
        
        9. Arab and Jewish Refugees: in 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews .  Sixty-eight percent left without ever seeing an Israeli soldier.

        10. The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.

        11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the same.

        12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own people’s lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel , a country no larger than the state of New Jersey ..

        13. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Arabs are represented by eight separate nations, not including the Palestinians.  There is only one Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost.   Israel defended itself each time and won.

        14. The PLO’s Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them.

        15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.

        16. The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel .

        17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were directed against Israel .

        18. The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.

        19. The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives .
        
        20. The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like a policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
        
        Israel is the center of Bible Prophecy, and God Blesses those who Bless Israel – Genesis 12:3

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Liberty Counsel – Stand With Israel

Israel is once again being severely threatened by her
enemies while the Obama administration seeks to marginalize
the relationship between our countries. 

Right now, I am in Israel and will soon have the
opportunity to personally discuss your “Stand with
Israel!” statement – along with tens of thousands of
other “pro-Israel” American citizens – with key Israeli
officials!

But our work is far from done. We must change America’s
unacceptable policy and posturing toward Israel!

Please take a moment to read my message below and alert
all of your pro-Israel friends to sign our powerful
“Stand with Israel!” statement of support, which will
be delivered along with yours to key elected officials
in America.

Simply forward the message below to your friends.

Thanks, and God bless you (as He promises He will!) for your
bold stand with His people.

Mat Staver

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Liberty Counsel

      Israel is once again facing heightened threats by
      foreign enemies while the Obama Administration’s
      policy toward our ally has taken a marked turn for
      the worse, severely threatening our nations’ vital
      relationship.  I am in Israel for an important
      visit that will include meetings with several
      high-ranking Israeli officials.  I will be telling
      these leaders that President Obama’s policies DO
      NOT represent the view of the majority of Americans!
      Please read my vital message below – Mat.

I have just landed in Israel. One of the first things we
noticed upon arrival is that tension seems to be extremely
high here based on renewed pressure from the UN and other
international organizations to enter into a “land for peace”
deal with the Palestinian Authority.

       It is obvious that the people of Israel are genuinely
       confused by the dramatic change in United States
       foreign policy under the Obama Administration.  And
       the pressure from long-standing enemies in the
       region is sharply rising.

Today, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assailed Israel
, calling “Jewish Zionism” one of history’s worst ills. He
told the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a security
group regarded as a NATO rival, that 60 plus years of
Zionism has brought only humiliation and destruction to
the Palestinians and the region at large.

      His virulent words are made more ominous by Iran’s
      growing nuclear threat and the fact that Israel could
      be provoked into launching a pre-emptive strike against
      Iran if the threat rises much further.

++Has Barack Obama become a Palestinian spokesperson?

We’ve only been here a few hours, but we are already aware
that a large number of Israeli leaders feel that America’s
attitude toward Israel, which has dramatically changed under
President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, is seriously
undermining the relationship between our nations.

      Some have embraced the idea that President Obama has
      actually become an unofficial “spokesperson” for the
      Palestinian point of view and has moved the American
      government into a nearly adversarial relationship with
      the nation of Israel. 

Meanwhile, according to the Jerusalem Post, “Ambassador Yossi
Ben Aharon, who served as the chief of staff and close
confident of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, is warning of
what he calls an impending ‘explosion’ for Israel in September,
when the United Nations General Assembly is expected to
recognize a Palestinian state within Israel’s 1967 borders,”
which is the proposed starting point for peace under Obama’s
plan.   

      What really disturbs me is that President Obama should
      know without a doubt that previous “land for peace”
      deals between Israel and Palestine, in which Israel
      transferred land to the Palestinians in exchange for
      peace, have been abysmal failures and increased – not
      decreased – violence in the region. 

++I am here delivering a message from tens of thousands of
Americans who “Stand with Israel”!

Since our President seems to be doing everything he can to
undermine our nation’s bond with Israel, it is vitally
important that American citizens let our friends in Israel
know that we are still committed to our friendship!

      Can you imagine a better opportunity than now?

I will be expressing our solidarity directly with several key
Israeli officials with whom we will be meeting this week with
a message from over 50,000 United States citizens saying,
“We Stand with Israel!” 

But these signed Statements of Support represent just the
early response to this opportunity to encourage and strengthen
our friends in Israel – by the time our mission here is
complete next week, we expect that well over 100,000 Americans
will have taken this bold stand with us!

Teresa, I am thrilled to be delivering this message
to these Israeli leaders!  But our work is far from complete.

I am calling upon all of Liberty Counsel’s friends and
supporters to boldly rise up in support of Israel!  We need
to be as plain and direct as we can to reject policies that
force Israel into accepting any “land for peace” proposals. 

      That’s why we are also sending a special, pointed
      letter to President Obama, Secretary of State Hilary
      Clinton, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Senate
      Majority Leader Harry Reid. 

We must forthrightly tell our elected officials that Americans
stand in support of Israel – and pray the Lord will intervene
before the Obama Administration does any more damage to our
relationship with Israel!

Click here to read and sign our letter: 

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?u=43296&PID=31497184

++Our gift to you for standing with Israel.

When you join many tens of thousands of concerned Americans
in signing this powerful letter, we will send you our custom-
designed “Stand with Israel!” vinyl sticker that you can
proudly display.

This colorful 4 x 6 inch oval delivers an unmistakable
message and will not fade or come off, even after many car
washes and prolonged exposure to the elements.  It’s our gift
to you – a small token of our appreciation for the important
stand you are taking.

You can see your sticker and sign the letter of support for
Israel by going here: 
 
http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?u=43296&PID=31497184

When the United Nations votes to accept Palestinian statehood
in September, we unfortunately expect President Obama will
do what is politically expedient for him, his public
perception, and his relations with Muslim groups and
nations – and not what is in the best interest of Israel,
or even, sadly, the United States of America. 

      We soundly reject the Obama Administration’s policy
      shift!

      I very much want to include your name in these letters
      to key American leaders letting them know that
      President Obama DOES NOT represent the views of the
      majority of Americans!  The fact is, a vast number
      of us don’t agree with his call for Israel to retreat.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to
make YOUR voice heard on this crucial issue! I believe we
will achieve our goal of securing well over 100,000
Statements of Support from concerned Americans, hopefully
including you!

Please be heard by signing our “Stand with Israel!” letter.
Go here to sign:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?u=43296&PID=31497184

I also ask for your fervent prayers for the Lord’s covering
over our meetings with the Israeli leadership over the next
several days. I will continue to update you on our progress.

God bless you for personally standing with His people in Israel!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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leaders from so many Americans that we “Stand With Israel,”
please help us strengthen our campaign by signing the “Stand
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Nakba Day and The Real Catastrophe

 

As you may remember, I posted a message last week and asked that you pray for the safety of Isreal last weekend.  This is the update that I received from the IFCU.com.

The Real Catastrophe

 

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RYEMay 19, 2011

Last Sunday, just days after Israelis joyously celebrated Israel Independence Day, many Palestinians, along with other Arabs in the countries neighboring Israel, commemorated Nakba Day. In Arabic, nakba means “catastrophe,” so you would expect that this day marks the anniversary of a tragic war, natural disaster, or loss of a beloved leader. But no — the “catastrophe” that they gathered to grieve and protest is the founding of the state of Israel.

This year’s Nakba Day was marked by violence. More than a thousand angry protesters from Syria and Lebanon charged the Israeli borders, and violent demonstrations took place within Israel by Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem. Rioters threw stones at police and government vehicles, causing damage to property and injuries to people.

When the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stationed at the Syrian border did what the armed forces of any besieged country would do — use force to defend their nation against a large, violent mob — they drew the ire of many in the international media. Headlines focused on the injuries and deaths caused by the IDF, which was acting only to protect Israel’s borders and citizens, not on the Arab incitement. And, true to form, a representative of the United Nations condemned Israel for what he called “the use of disproportionate, deadly force.”

Palestinian leaders weighed in as well. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said, “We must praise the courage and faith of all those who protested yesterday on the Lebanese and Syrian borders with occupied Palestine as well as within Palestine.” Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told Muslim worshippers the morning of Nakba Day to pray for an end to Israel. Even Palestinian Authority (P.A.) president Mahmoud Abbas, the alleged “moderate” Palestinian leader, said, “[The demonstrators’] precious blood will not be wasted. It was spilt for the sake of our nation’s freedom.”

It is perplexing to Israelis — as it should be to the world — what Palestinians are and aren’t willing to do in the name of “freedom.” They’re willing to praise a dangerous mob that storms Israel’s borders, but unwilling to engage in productive peace talks. They’re willing to brand Israel a “racist,” “apartheid” state, but unwilling to purge their schools of educational materials that promote despicable anti-Semitic views to their children. P.A. leaders are willing to enter a unity agreement with Hamas, a known terror organization and their sworn enemy, but are unwilling to make any compromises that might lead to peace with democratic Israel.

The fact that many in the world see all of this and yet persist in painting Israel as the aggressor is the real catastrophe. And this is why we continually ask you to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” and the security of all Israel and her citizens. May God soften the hardened hearts of Arab rulers and all those who hate Israel, and bring us to the day when all will remember the birth of Israel not as a “catastrophe,” but as a sign of God’s faithfulness to His people and a triumph of the human spirit.

With prayers for shalom, peace,

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
President

Worse Trouble For Israel, Fatah and Hamas United

Fatah official Abbas Zaki

This is an article from the Jerusalem Post; please pray for the people of Israel this weekend.  I fear that there may be big trouble brewing.  Also, pray for President Obama’s eyes to be opened to how important our alliance with them is.

Top Fatah official: ‘PA won’t be able to stop 3rd intifada’

By D. E. MILLER,  ARIEH O’SULLIVAN/ THE MEDIA 
05/12/2011 13:36

Abbas Zaki says the Palestinians, inspired by Middle East unrest, may launch new intifada on ‘Nakba Day‘ if they have lost hope in peace talks.

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The Palestinian leadership won’t be able to contain the street protests planned for this weekend marking the 63rd anniversary of the creation of Israel, said a senior member of Central Committee of the Fatahmovement.Abbas Zaki, whose tasks include monitoring the Arab Spring revolts, told The Media Line that Palestinians have been encouraged by how Arabs across the Middle East have toppled two leaders and threaten others with mass protests. With no peace talks with Israel on the horizon, Zaki warned, the Palestinian leadership will be hard pressed to contain the rage of demonstrators.RELATED:
IDF reinforcing W. Bank troops ahead of ‘Nakba Day’
Abbas: No third intifada; PA seeks int’l recognition“The Palestinian leadership has faced a dead end and has been unable to advance the many Palestinian issues even a bit. This leadership won’t be able to quiet the street, which has witnessed the success and achievements of the Egyptians and Tunisians. The Palestinian people will react according to its level of hope in a peaceful solution,” Zaki said.

 

On Sunday, Palestinians will mark the so-called “Nakba,”or “catastrophe” as they refer to the creation of Israel. Israel is looking at the demonstrations planned for the weekend as a test case for the Palestinian security forces.

While “Nakba Day” has been marked for many years, this year’s commemoration and the security forces handling of it will be the first since Fatah has joined the rival Hamas movement in a national unity government. Although the government has yet to be formally constituted, the prospects of Hamas having a say in Palestinian security in the West Bank has raised the hackles of Israeli security officials.

Until now, Fatah, which has been in on-again-off-again peace talks with Israel, has exclusive control of the West Bank while Hamas, an Islamic group sworn to Israel’s destruction, has ruled in the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli Defense Forces have been put on high alert in the West Bank for the possibility that Palestinian demonstrators could clash with residents of Jewish communities, security sources said. 

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz visited troops on Wednesday and briefed commanders on possible scenarios, including extreme violence, despite word from Palestinian security forces that they will be aiming at keeping tensions low, the IDF spokesman said in a statement.

“The IDF estimates that events on the ground could lead to violence, even if no side is interested in such a scenario,” the statement said.

Col. Avi Gil, commander of the Ephraim Brigade, instructed his troops to be on high alert and increase their vigilance. “We are preparing for the possibility of a Third Intifada or any other extreme scenario on ‘Nakba Day’,” he told Army Radio. “We are conducting situational assessments and preparing.”

Israeli security sources told The Media Line that the recent reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas could lead to outlawed Hamas members participating in Palestinian security forces. This could lead to a rupture in the cooperation currently underway between the IDF and the Palestinians in the West Bank.

Zaki, who played a key role in the reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas, insisted that the interim Palestinian government to be formed would not jeopardize agreements already reached with Israel.

“The new government will be totally committed to previous agreements signed with Israel. It is the government of Mahmoud Abbas who has expressed more than once his commitment to the [Israeli] partner, if he still exists,” Zaki said.

“The Palestinian people should unite to face Israeli occupation which is the most threatening to Palestinians, and put aside marginal quarrels,” he said.

Israel, which has worked hard to see the world recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization for carrying out suicide bombings and rocket attacks, is adamant that the inclusion of Hamas renders the new Palestinian government ineligible for international support. Israel Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said he was freezing the transfer of some $88 million in tax money to the PA.

On Wednesday, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad adopted a belligerent tone when he called on the public to “mobilize” against Israel for the step. 

Always remember that Jesus, a Jew, died for us because He loves us!
 
May God protect them,
Teresa Marie