Friday, September 19, 2014


2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people (ISRAEL) and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.(JERUSALEM)(WW3 STARTS BECAUSE JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED AND ISRAELIS UPROOTED FROM THEIR GOD GIVIN LAND BRINGS 3 DEAD BILLION IN WW3)

PSALMS 137:5-6
5  If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.(STROKE)
6  If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

5 As birds flying,(WAR PLANES WITH BOMBS) so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem;(WITH PLANES) defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.(NUKE OR BOMB ISRAELS ENEMIES)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(disolved from atomic bomb) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(disolved from atomic bomb) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(disolved from atomic bomb)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)

Hamas: End the Blockade or There Will be Another War-Hamas deputy leader says the group does not want another war with Israel, but says fighting is inevitable if blockade on Gaza isn't lifted.By Ben Ariel-First Publish: 9/19/2014, 12:15 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Hamas deputy leader Mousa Abu Marzouq said Thursday the group does not want another war with Israel, but warned more fighting is inevitable unless the blockade on Gaza is lifted.The comments were made in an interview Abu Marzouq gave to The Associated Press (AP).In the interview, Abu Marzouq insisted that Hamas won the war, despite the apparent military setbacks.He said his group's popularity among Palestinian Arabs has increased and that it would likely defeat Abbas and his Fatah movement if elections were held today.He warned that failure to negotiate a new Gaza deal and a lifting of the blockade would "lead to another war.""We don't want that, and the Israelis, I guess, don't like to see that (war) again," he told AP, adding that the people of Gaza lived in a difficult situation before the war as a result of the blockade."We can't put the Palestinians after the war in the same situation," said Abu Marzouq. "They (the Israelis) have to change their policy."Hamas and Israel agreed to resume Egyptian-brokered negotiations within a month of a long-term ceasefire which began on August 26. The talks are to discuss key issues, including Hamas's unprecedented demand for a port and an airport and for terrorist releases, as well as Israel's demands for the area's demilitarization.Abu Marzouq said on Wednesday that the indirect ceasefire negotiations will restart within the next week.He added that while the exact date had not yet been set, "it would definitely be before the 24th of the current month."Israel’s demand for demilitarization has been flatly rejected, with Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri saying that "our people will not allow it. It is not required to disarm the Palestinian people, but rather to disarm the (Israeli) occupation and to ban the American administration from providing it with the weapons that are used to kill children and women."Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has rejected Hamas’s seaport and airport demand, saying that "there is no chance that Hamas will receive a seaport - it is not in Israel's interest, it is not an Egyptian interest, it's not even in the interest of the Palestinian Authority."

Southern Residents Flee Amid Fears of Hamas Rosh Hashana Attack-Renewed mortar fire and renewed terror tunnel building means many Jews near Gaza will leave for holidays - and may never return.By Ari Yashar-First Publish: 9/17/2014, 11:24 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

The Jewish High Holidays are fast approaching, but for many residents of the Gaza Belt in the south this Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) will be spent away from home due to the security threats still present following Operation Protective Edge.Just this Tuesday the ceasefire reached with the terrorist group Hamas on August 26 was breached by mortar fire, although Hamas, which has breached numerous ceasefires, denied involvement and said it arrested the perpetrators."There are a lot of concerns, even without connection to the (mortar) fire yesterday," Danny Cohen of Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha in the region told Yedioth Aharonoth. "People are concerned about Hamas's plans...the traditional (Rosh Hashana) party we throw will be very reduced this year. If last year we had 150 people, this year there will be 60."The concerns particularly revolve around the threat of an attack occurring on Rosh Hashana. "I'm going to hold the holidays elsewhere with friends," said Silvia Orshovsky of Ein Hashlosha, who owns a local market that was hit by a mortar round during the operation. "We're worried about what might happen on Rosh Hashana. It's a fact that the firing started yesterday. In this way trickles (of rocket fire) start. People are very afraid, I want to be secure."During the operation, it was revealed that Hamas was planning to use its lethal terror tunnels to commit a massacre against Jews in the region on Rosh Hashana. While over 30 of those tunnels were destroyed by the IDF, there are fears that not all were located.Likewise, it has been revealed the Hamas and other Gaza terrorist groups such as Islamic Jihad have already started rebuilding the tunnels. Video evidence shows that the renewed digging of the tunnels started even minutes after the ceasefire.

"We didn't expect anything else"

Many residents of the area expressed their feelings of abandonment in terms of security by the government in the wake of the operation.Meirav Cohen, also of Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, told Walla! "we didn't think that things would look differently after the war ended as it did, we didn't expect anything else." The comment refers to the ceasefire that was widely opposed by the Israeli public according to polls.Meanwhile in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, where four-year-old Daniel Tragerman hy''d was tragically murdered by a mortar shell on his home, 17 families have already announced they will be leaving the kibbutz - either for good or for at least for a year away. Those include the family of Tragerman.The sentiment of many residents of the south was expressed by Romi Shehori of Nirim, who said "we will hold the holiday far away and pack for several days. If it won't be quiet - we'll stay there.""One of the lessons from Protective Edge was to rely only on ourselves. No one will take care of us," added Shehori. Speaking of the numerous ceasefires, he said "there was abandoning (of residents) throughout the whole war. Even if they tell us there will be quiet - we don't believe them."The dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's handling of the operation was expressed by MK Danny Danon (Likud), who was dismissed from his role as deputy defense minister by Netanyahu for his criticism.Danon pointed out that Netanyahu agreed to a ceasefire early in the operation even before Hamas's terror tunnel was lethally unveiled against IDF forces in its breach of the ceasefire. Danon noted that the ceasefire Netanyahu accepted would have left the tunnel system intact to potentially be used in massacring Israelis.

GENESIS 12:1-3
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram,(CHANGED TO ABRAHAM LATER) Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:(PALESTINE,ISRAEL)
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Canadian PM Vows to Stand With Israel 'Through Fire and Water'-Stephen Harper says international community's push for Canada, world to be 'ambivalent' on Israel is 'wrong.'By Dalit Halevy and Tova Dvorin-First Publish: 9/18/2014, 11:02 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to support Israel "through fire and water" on Monday, during a speech at the Ottowa Convention Center."Friends, in this fight, we also stand with the democratic State of Israel," Harper said, "as we have again this year, as Israelis have once more come under attack from the terrorist group Hamas.""I know there continue to be those who question the wisdom of our policy," he noted. "[Those] who, just as they once wished we would be more embracing of Putin, now would wish us to be more ambivalent about Israel, to go along with those who regularly single out Israel for criticism.""Friends, that position is wrong," he continued.Harper, like many, made the comparison between terror group Hamas and the global jihadist Islamic State (IS or ISIS)."What is the difference between Hamas and Israel, and ISIS and us?" he asked. "One thing: Hamas is a lot closer to Israel than ISIS is to us.""Israel is the frontline," he continued. "Anyone among the free and democratic nation that turns their back on Israel, or turns a blind eye to the nature of Israel’s enemies does so, in the long run, at their own peril.""And so: Canada will continue to stand by Israel through fire and water!" he concluded.Harper has been a staunch supporter of Israel and continued to stand up for the Jewish state during the last conflict in Gaza.The Canadian leader called on Canada’s allies and partners to recognize that Hamas’s terrorist acts “are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict.” He also blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life in Gaza during the fighting.In January, Harper visited Israel for the first time since becoming Prime Minister. During the visit, he gave a speech in the Knesset and also showcased his musical talent during a special dinner with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Released: The "Official" List of Hamas Violations of Int'l Law-NY-based legal rights group publishes list of blatant Hamas violations, ahead of UN investigation of Israeli "war crimes."By Hillel Fendel-First Publish: 9/18/2014, 9:04 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

In advance of the UN Human Rights Council investigation of Israeli "war crimes" in Gaza this summer, the Lawfare Project has compiled a detailed list of "Hamas's Violations of International Law."The UNHRC has appointed a three-member committee to investigate "all violations of international humanitarian law" during the recent war in Gaza. It explained its one-sided intentions by "condemn[ing] in the strongest terms the widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms arising from the Israeli military operations..."The New York-based Lawfare Project attempts to safeguard against the abuse of the law as a weapon of war. It turned its attentions this month to ensuring that international law is not turned against Israel, in the face of Hamas indiscriminate rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel.It is well-known that Hamas used, in various ways, its civilian population as shields in the face of Israeli missile attacks, while firing rockets at Israeli population centers and tunneling into Israel for the purpose of facilitating terrorist attacks. However, the exact international laws that Hamas has violated are not widely understood, and the Lawfare Project has prepared an 11-page document to fill in this gap.The document lists the specific rule violated by Hamas, and provides documentation of the violations. For instance, Rule 1 of Customary International Humanitarian Law is the Principle of Distinction between Civilians and Combatants. The Lawfare Project notes that the U.S. State Department has condemned Hamas rocket fire on Israeli civilians, and Hamas itself declared that all Israelis had become targets for its missile attacks.Hamas has admitted violating the rule requiring advance warning of attacks, and the UN Relief and Works Agency said it found rockets hidden by Hamas in a school – in violation of Rule 22 (Precautions Against the Effects of Attacks).The full Lawfare Project report can be seen here.Further underlining the expected anti-Israel bias and decisions of the UNHRC commission is its chairman, William Schabas, who has frequently accused Israel and its leaders of war crimes in the past.

Thousands' Sneaked Out of Gaza During Operation Protective Edge-Wrecked smuggling ship kills 100 Gazans en route to Italy, part of a mass exodus fleeing the Hamas enclave in recent months.By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff-First Publish: 9/18/2014, 5:45 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

A human smuggling ship reportedly was intentionally capsized by traffickers last week off the coast of Malta, killing all but four of the 100 Gaza residents on board who were part of "thousands" of Gazans fleeing the Hamas stronghold in recent months.Osama, who lives in the United Arab Emirates and whose 23-year-old brother Yasser was on the ship, revealed to AFP details about Gaza's human trafficking network, which Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction exposed as being run by Hamas. Yasser boarded the Italy-bound ship with 500 other passengers at Damietta in Egypt last week, after struggling to find work in Gaza following his graduation from a local Gazan university last year."There is no future for them in Gaza," Osama told AFP. "I tried to bring him to the Emirates but after seeing several of his friends reach Europe by boat, he decided to leave too." Osama said he still doesn't know if Yasser was among the ten total survivors of the shipwreck.While Osama said Yasser crossed the Rafah crossing and paid "local Egyptians" $3,000 to fix passage to Europe, he added "you never know who you're giving the money too."As noted, Fatah revealed this week that Hamas is running a human smuggling network, charging between $2,000 and $3,500 per person to traffic Gazans to Europe via Egypt.

"Thousands" have left Gaza in the last two months

Despite the recent Egyptian siege and Israeli blockade on the Hamas-enclave of Gaza, reportedly thousands of residents of the coastal strip of land have illegally made their way out in recent months through Hamas's smuggling tunnels to Sinai.The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that some 2,890 self-defined "Palestinians" have arrived in Italy this year. Some doubt has been cast on that figure, as some migrants claim to be "Palestinians" to avoid repatriation to countries with extradition agreements with the European Union (EU).However, a Gaza-based human rights worker confirmed the appraisal, revealing to AFP "we estimate that thousands of people have left the Gaza Strip clandestinely over the past two months, especially during the war," referring to Operation Protective Edge."Due to the fact they left through tunnels to Egypt - an illegal, secret way to leave - we have no precise figure," added the worker, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.Hamas has remained markedly tight-lipped about the entire issue of residents fleeing their territory, where they are often used as human shields directly on top of targeted buildings, or indirectly due to Hamas embedding its terrorist infrastructure in civilian centers.Hamas official Iyad al-Buzum claimed to AFP there are only "isolated cases (of emigration), which do not reach into the hundreds."However, Raji Sourani, director of the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights, said if the numbers are indeed limited, it is merely because Hamas is not allowing residents to leave freely."If Gazans had the right to free movement, tens of thousands of young people would leave the country because all their opportunities are blocked here," said Sourani, incorrectly referring to Gaza as a "country."The appraisal by the Gaza human rights director surprisingly dovetails nicely with the strategy proposed by MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud), who during the operation called on Israel to provide a financial stimulus for Arab residents to leave Gaza, allowing the Jewish state to declare sovereignty over the region.


1 And there was given me a(MEASURING) reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out,(TO THE WORLD NATIONS) and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.(JERUSALEM DIVIDED BUT THE 3RD TEMPLE ALLOWED TO BE REBUILT)

27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.


12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:
13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

ISAIAH 60:9-10
9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

ISAIAH 2:1-5
1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

MARK 11:9-10,15-17
9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

ISAIAH 51:3-4
3  For the LORD shall comfort Zion:(JERUSALEM) he will comfort all her waste places;(FROM NUCLEAR WAR) and he will make her wilderness like Eden,(I BELIEVE THE EZEKIEL 40-48,(4TH) TEMPLE WILL BE BUILT 25 MILES FROM THE CURRENT TEMPLE MOUNT AFTER JESUS RULE FOR THE 1,000 YRS FROM JERUSALEM) and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.(PRAISE TO JESUS IN THE DESERT-COULD BE THE NEW JERUSALEM-4TH TEMPLE BUILT 25 MILES INTO THE DESERT FROM THE CURRENT TEMPLE MOUNT.SINCE EZEKIELS TEMPLE IS WAY TO BIG FOR THE CURRENT TEMPLE MOUNT)
4  Hearken unto me, my people;(ISRAEL) and give ear unto me, O my nation:(ISRAEL) for a law shall proceed from me,(JESUS IN JERUSALEM) and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.(ISRAEL AND THE WORLD)

Huge Increase in Demand for IDF Holiday Prayer Services-To help satisfy the huge demand for holiday services, a group of Hesder graduates is sending volunteers to IDF bases.By Moshe Cohen-First Publish: 9/18/2014, 12:50 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Whether it's as a response to Operation Protective Edge or for some other reason, demand for cantors, Torah readers, rabbis, and others to lead synagogue services in IDF bases is at an all-time high. To help satisfy the demand, graduates of Hesder yeshivas are organizing groups of soldiers, reserve troops, and non-military Israelis to join soldiers on bases during the High Holidays.Generally, groups from institutions like Beit Orot, one of the yeshivas organizing the effort, would provide assistance for Yom Kippur, when “everybody” goes to prayer services. This year, however, there is also a great demand for people to help run services on Rosh Hashana, which begins next week. Among those the group is seeking are qualified shofar-blowers, who are very much in demand during the holiday, where the highlight of prayers is the sounding of the ram's horn.One of the organizers, Yisrael Speyer, attributes the demand to the summer war. “We got a huge increase in the number of inquiries from the army, and we need volunteers to ensure that every soldier who wants to can pray and hear the shofar."Speyer and his friend Nadav Malka, both graduates of Yeshivat Beit Orot, said that they had often come across situations at IDF bases where soldiers wanted to hold services, but either did not know how, or could not scratch up the quorum of ten men required to hold organized services. To that end, they set up a hotline called “Tzav Hashana,” which soldiers can contact, outlining the needs on their bases and getting assistance.Last year, the group had 100 volunteers, most of whom “worked” on Yom Kippur. In the light of the much greater demand this year, Speyer said, the group needed a lot more people. “The demand is definitely being caused by the experiences of many soldiers during Operation Protective Edge, and this is a great opportunity for us to reach out to these soldiers and help them have a 'down-home holiday,' even if they are far away from family.”

Thursday, September 18, 2014





Hamas: Ceasefire Talks Will Restart Within a Week-Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouq says indirect ceasefire negotiations will restart by September 24.By Ben Ariel-First Publish: 9/18/2014, 2:13 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday told the Palestinian Authority-based Ma'an news agency that indirect ceasefire negotiations between Palestinians and Israel will restart within the next week.Abu Marzouq said that while the exact date had not yet been set, "it would definitely be before the 24th of the current month."The Hamas leader also said that the United Nations will take charge of the reconstruction of Gaza in coordination with Israel and the Palestinian Arab unity government, adding that Hamas would not object to any methods taken by the UN in reconstruction.Abu Marzouq added that he is waiting for a phone call from the head of the Fatah delegation in Cairo, Azzam al-Ahmad, to set a time and place for an awaited meeting between Fatah and Hamas leaders."The movement does not mind meeting in Cairo if it agrees, but if it doesn't, the meeting will be held in Gaza," he told Ma’an.The talks between Israel and the Palestinian Arab factions started after 50 days of deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas terrorists ended on August 26 with an open-ended truce agreement.Under terms of the deal, the parties agreed to resume Egyptian-brokered negotiations within a month to discuss key issues, including Hamas's unprecedented demand for a port and an airport and for terrorist releases, as well as Israel's demands for the area's demilitarization.The comments Wednesday are in line with Abu Marzouq’s statements from last week, when he said it was "expected that the talks would resume in mid-September."The Hamas leader made some headlines last week when he said the terrorist group could be forced to negotiate directly with Israel.Asked if Hamas would contemplate negotiating directly with Israel, Abu Marzouq said it might be needed."If the situation remains as it is now... Hamas could find itself forced to do this," he told the Palestinian Al-Quds TV, referring to the dire humanitarian situation and continued blockade on Gaza.The comments were rejected by the head of Hamas’s political bureau, Khaled Mashaal, who said Hamas would not negotiate “with the occupier”.


Former Jordanian MP: Jews Use Human Blood in Passover Matzos-Watch: Former Jordanian member of parliament uses the centuries old “matzah blood libel” in television interview.By Arutz Sheva Staff-First Publish: 9/18/2014, 6:14 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

A former Jordanian member of parliament recently used the centuries old “matzah blood libel”, which claims that Jews use the blood of non-Jews to make matzah for Passover.The former Jordanian MP, Sheik Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Zant, made the comments in an interview which aired on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV on September 7 and in which he accused Jews of “cannibalism”.The interview was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).“One could go on forever about the deceptiveness of the Jews. They are liars. They allow cannibalism, and the eating of human flesh. Check their Talmud and religious sources. On their religious holidays, if they cannot find a Muslim to slaughter, and use drops of his blood to knead the matzos they eat, they slaughter a Christian in order to take drops of his blood, and mix it into the matzos that they eat on that holiday,” claimed Abu Zant.This is certainly not the first time that Muslims have used the “matzah blood libel”, as has been documented by MEMRI several times.In July, top Hamas representative in Lebanon, Osama Hamdan claimed in a television interview that Israelis kill children and linked this to the blood libel, which originated in 1144 with the fabricated story of William of Norwich, England and is continuously used by Arabs.In another instance exposed by MEMRI, the editor of Hamas's paper Al-Risalah, Wisam Afifa, associated the death of Palestinian Arab teen Mohammed Abu-Khder with the blood libel.

Netanyahu Speaks to Sa'ar Following Resignation-"I respect your decision," PM Netanyahu tells Interior Minister, following his announcement that he will resign from politics.By Ben Ariel-First Publish: 9/18/2014, 12:12 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Wednesday evening with Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar, hours after Sa’ar unexpectedly announced his upcoming resignation from politics."I respect your decision to take a break from public life," Netanyahu told Sa’ar, adding, "I thank you for your many years of public service in the government, the Knesset and the Likud movement".President Reuven Rivlin also responded to Sa’ar’s surprising announcement, writing on Facebook that Gideon Saar is a man of action."I feel sorry over his announcement, which comes at a time when we’re facing so many challenges. I wish him great success wherever he goes,” he wrote.Earlier, Sa'ar announced he will hand his resignation in after the holidays later this month.He stressed that while he "represented Likud's policies," he would be leaving politics entirely in a matter of weeks."In the past two years, against the backdrop of changes in my personal life, I have decided to take a break from public life," Sa'ar announced. "It is difficult for me to leave, and there is always a reason why not to do so."The decision has been a long time in coming, he explained - for at least two years - but he decided not to damage Likud's chances in the 2012 Knesset elections.Responding to Sa’ar’s announcement, MKs and ministers said his resignation will ripple throughout the political system and expressed hope for his eventual return.

Gaza Imam: Weapons Are Our Only Means to Establish the Caliphate-In a Friday sermon, a Gazan cleric brandishes a gun and declares that weapons are the only means "to establish a caliphate."By Ben Ariel--First Publish: 9/16/2014, 6:15 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has released a video of an imam in Gaza who was filmed during a Friday sermon while brandishing a gun and saying that weapons were the Palestinian Arabs' only means to establish a caliphate.MEMRI noted that the cleric, Sheik Iyad Abu Funun, was released to the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria as part of the Shalit prisoner swap deal in 2011. He was arrested again, and was sentenced to complete his 10-year term in prison.In July 2013, after threatening to go on a hunger strike, he was released and deported to Gaza.“The (Israelis) came to conquer the Gaza Strip. Did they succeed in doing so? No, they did not. They came to take these weapons from us,” Abu Funun said.He then picked up his weapon and declared, “Do I still hold this weapon, or not? They came to take these weapons from us. Did they succeed?”“They came to take our guns, but the guns remain in our hands...This war has proven that these weapons are our only means to liberate our land. These weapons are our only means to liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque. These weapons are our only means to establish the Islamic State,” said Abu Funun.The video is just the latest example of incitement against Israel, both by Hamas as well as by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction.Such incitement ranges from the glorification of Nazism and the lionization of Adolf Hitler, to programs on official PA television featuring heavily-stereotyped Jews as villains (and encouraging violence against them), and various TV and radio shows which literally wipe the Jewish state off the map.

ISIS/Hamas? One Lops off Heads, the Other Shoots People's Heads-Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn't mince words, once again compares Hamas to brutal Islamic State jihadis.By Ari Soffer
First Publish: 9/14/2014, 1:32 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu once again compared the Islamist group Hamas with the Islamic State (IS or ISIS), saying that the variety of Islamist terrorist groups throughout the Middle East and Africa were all "branches of the same poisonous tree.""ISIS and Hamas and Al Qaeda and al-Nusra and Boko Haram and Hezbollah, supported by Iran - they're branches of the same poisonous tree. It's the same ideology with minor nuances," Netanyahu told an Israel Bonds leadership delegation."What's the great difference between ISIS and Hamas? The great difference, supposedly, between ISIS and Hamas is that those, the former, lop heads off and the others shoot people in the head," he added, echoing a similar statement made by a senior Palestinian Authority official earlier this month.Tawfik Tirawi issued a scathing rebuke of Hamas on official PA TV, accusing it of executing and maiming scores of political rivals during Operation Protective Edge." What is the difference between (Hamas) and ...ISIS?" he exclaimed at one point."I don't want to mention ISIS, which beheads people," he continued. "(But) what is the difference between beheading people and executing them by gunfire? Aren't they both killers, regardless of the execution method, which we all denounce?"Speaking to the delegation, Netanyahu also took the opportunity to respond publicly to the brutal beheading of British aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State."We have been notified today of another act of savagery from ISIS and I send our condolences to the people of Britain. We understand what kind of barbarism they face," he continued. "We also understand that we have great tasks for defending our country as a result of these dangers that are enveloping our region."We need a very strong defense. We need a strong army, but we also need a strong economy. And the balance of the two is one of the great tasks that we have before us and I intend to have both: A strong defense and a strong economy."



Tuesday, September 16, 2014


PA Statement Equates IS with the 'Occupation'-In condemning IS over its terrorism, the PA's foreign ministry says that "occupation and settlements" are other names for terrorism.By Elad Benari-First Publish: 9/16/2014, 1:16 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

The Palestinian Authority on Monday condemned the “Islamic State” (IS) group over its terrorism, but also took advantage of the situation to take a jab at Israel.A statement from the PA’s foreign ministry quoted by the Ma’an news agency hinted that Israel’s actions should also be treated as terrorism.According to the statement, the ministry condemned the Islamic State's "ugly terrorism."It said the PA condemns all forms of terror whether committed by groups or countries, and condemned IS in particular for targeting journalists and innocents.“The terrorism centered in Syria and Iraq is shading the whole region and the world and is known by different names: ISIS, the Al-Nusra Front and others,” the statement said, according to Ma’an.Then, however, the statement went on to say that there are other names for terrorism including “occupation, settlements, extremist settlers acts; such as those who burned teen Mohammed Khdeir to death.”The statement made no mention of Hamas’s terror acts against Israelis, even though a leading member of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party recently compared Hamas's methods of executing and brutalizing its political opponents in Gaza to the gruesome executions carried out by IS.In an interview with the Palestinian Authority's official TV station, Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi expressed his anger over a string of executions and shootings of Fatah members in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, and said the "unity deal" between Hamas and the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority was "a mistake."

Likud Decides Without PM to Topple Hamas in Next Operation-Danon calls for Netanyahu to face his own party, as members call for prime minister to step down and 'find a different party.'By Hezki Ezra, Ari Yashar-First Publish: 9/15/2014, 9:45 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Hundreds of Likud members took part in a meeting of the party's Central Committee in Ashkelon on Monday, where they passed a party proposal obligating the toppling the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza in the next counter-terror operation."We must rehabilitate our deterrence, and in the next round destroy Hamas - there must be a clear decisive (blow)," said Likud Central Committee Chairman MK Danny Danon at the event.The statement refers to the perceived lack of decisive military action in Operation Protective Edge, the third such operation in Gaza, which ended with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sealing a ceasefire with Hamas that coincided with a nose-dive in his approval ratings.Netanyahu himself was absent at the meeting Monday, instead taking part in a meeting of Likud activists in Petah Tikva that he arranged to conflict with the Central Committee meeting so as not to be present."Netanyahu needed to be here tonight - it would have been a demonstration of democracy for the unity of the Likud, the party and the movement," said Danon.Before the event, Danon told Arutz Sheva that Netanyahu should be present at the meeting, noting "that's how (former Prime Minister Menachem) Begin acted after uprooting from Sinai. He came, sat in the front row, listened to the members and responded. You can't ignore the party."

"Netanyahu must step down"

Danon has been at odds with Netanyahu over the operation, saying last month that the prime minister's policies of "quiet will met by quiet" and limited responses brought "humiliation" on Israel.Tensions between the two came to a head in July when Netanyahu fired Danon from his role as Deputy Defense Minister, after Danon criticized Netanyahu's decision to accept a ceasefire with the Hamas terror group.Speaking at the committee meeting on Monday, Likud Central Committee member Aryeh Elbaz said Netanyahu should step down after firing Danon."The prime minister needs to find himself a different party," charged Elbaz. "Specifically the person who needs to be leading the party created division."It was claimed that Netanyahu's ceasefire early in the operation was a ploy to gain global support after Hamas breached it, which it did - although global support was not exactly forthcoming. However, Danon noted that his criticism was vindicated after Hamas's terror tunnel system was lethally unveiled just after the ceasefire, meaning it would have been left in place by the ceasefire.Netanyahu was acting as a "contractor of the left," accused Danon, remarking that the ceasefire Netanyahu accepted would have left the tunnel system intact to potentially be used in massacring Israelis.

Hezbollah: We Won't Leave Syria-Hezbollah official says the threat from the Islamic State means there "is a great need for Hezbollah to remain in Syria".By Ben Ariel-First Publish: 9/16/2014, 3:13 AM--ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

A senior official with Hezbollah declared on Monday that the group will not leave Syria, citing the threat of the “Islamic State” (IS) and other radical groups, reports the Lebanese-based Daily Star.Speaking at a ceremony in the southern village of Aita Shaab, Nabil Qaouk, the deputy head of Hezbollah’s executive council, said, “There could never be a war of words between ISIS and us, but there is the field where we will defeat them. We will not engage in a war of statements or political disputes.”“Day after day, it is becoming clear to Lebanon and the Arab, Muslim and international communities that there is a great need for Hezbollah to remain in Syria,” he declared.“The current situation today imposes the need for Hezbollah to stay in Syria more than any other time,” added Qaouk, according to the Daily Star.Referring to last month’s clashes between the Lebanese Army and fighters from IS and the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, he said a battle with radical groups had been imposed on Lebanon, which was now in the eye of the storm. Hezbollah has made no secret of the fact that it is heavily involved in the Syrian civil war, sending fighters to battle rebels alongside Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s troops.The group has also expressed concerns over IS. Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah recently warned that the group is an “existential threat” menacing Lebanon and the whole region.“The Lebanese need to be aware of this existential threat and the need to confront it,” Nasrallah said, adding, “We must find true, realistic and serious means to counter this threat.”

Israelis Warned of Heightened Terror Threat Abroad-Western Europe highlighted as region of concern, along with Africa, amid warnings of jihadi fighters returning from abroad.By Ari Soffer-First Publish: 9/15/2014, 1:29 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

The Israeli National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau has warned of the increased likelihood of terror attacks targeting Israeli and Jewish targets in the run up to the High Holy Days, highlighting western Europe as an area of particular concern.In a report issued Monday assessing global terror threats, the Bureau noted the significant danger of western nationals currently fighting abroad for global jihadi groups, including Al Qaeda and the "Islamic State" (ISIS), returning to their home countries to commit terrorist attacks. It cited the example of Mehdi Nemmouche, the French-Algerian former ISIS fighter and torturer, who returned to Europe and is believed to have carried out a deadly shooting at the Brussels Jewish Museum, which killed four people including two Israelis.Nemmouche is said to have planned a much larger terror attack to take place in Paris, but was apprehended before he could carry it out.Some 2,000 of ISIS's fighters are thought to hail from western states, and many have indeed returned home already. According to British authorities for example, of the 500 or so UK nationals who traveled to fight for the Islamic State, roughly half have already returned home - 40 of whom have been arrested.The Bureau added that from the eve of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) until the end of the festival of Sukkot the threat of attacks against Jewish and Israeli targets will increase, and also cited the recent war with Gazan terrorists as a factor behind the increased motivation of Islamist terrorists to attack Israelis at this time. Extremists in Europe used Operation Protective Edge as a pretext to unleash a wave of anti-Semitism unprecedented in recent memory, but the terror alert illustrates how that phenomenon may be but the tip of the iceberg.Apart from Sunni jihadi groups, the Bureau also warned of the threat posed by Iranian-backed terror networks, which are still looking for "soft" Israeli targets, such as tourist hotspots, Chabad centers and other Jewish centers and institutions. Iranian and Hezbollah terrorists have repeatedly attempted to attack Israeli tourists in the far-east, most notably in Thailand.In addition to western Europe, the report also issued a severe warning against traveling to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. The Sinai is a popular region for Israeli tourists, but it is also the site of an increasingly aggressive and brutal Islamist insurgency whose main instigators, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, is believed to be aligned with the Islamic State.The report also added that there were credible terror threats against Israeli tourism and business interests in Africa, specifically Kenya and and Nigeria, where Al Qaeda-aligned groups such as Boko Haram are particularly active.Other regions Israelis are advised to avoid traveling to include southern Thailand, Algeria, Burkina-Faso, Djibouti, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Pakistan, Togo and Tunisia. The gulf states, Jordan and Turkey are also on the list, as is eastern Senegal.

Al Qaeda Flags Continue to Fly Near Temple Mount-Black flags of jihad still flying atop the Kotel Hakatan - and neither the police nor the city are doing anything about it.By Moshe Cohen-First Publish: 9/15/2014, 4:45 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Flags of the Al Qaeda terror group are flying atop the Kotel Hakatan (“Small Kotel”), a remnant of the retaining wall of the Temple Mount that is a continuation of the Western Wall, located in the Muslim Quarter. The Kotel Hakatan is adjacent to one of the entrances to the Temple Mount.Meanwhile, said Avichail Weizmann, a resident of the Old City and a student at Hakotel Yeshiva in the Jewish Quarter, municipal signs and other symbols of Israeli sovereignty are torn down or destroyed on a regular basis, and that includes signs in the area of the Kotel Hakatan, which he visits frequently. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Weizmann said that he had contacted city officials numerous times about the issue, but so far to no avail.Two weeks ago, Weizmann said that he noticed several flags with Arabic writing flying over the Kotel Hakatan – a flag which turned out to be the symbol of Al Qaeda. He filed a complaint with police, which sent out an investigator – who concluded that the flags were actually signs of a “religious nature” and as such none of the police department's business. According to Weizmann, the flags are stil there.In a recent interview, Mati Dan, chairman of the Ateret Cohanim organization, said that the Religious Affairs Ministry was taking responsibility for the Kotel Hakatan. According to Dan, the decision was made on Monday, the eve of the Fast of the 9th of Av. “After a year of discussions on who will take responsibility for this site, the Knesset Interior Committee, chaired by MK Miri Regev, managed to get the government to take charge,” said Dan. “This is in line with the laws regarding the administration of holy places, which is the Ministry's responsibility.”In another recent move, the Justice Ministry said that anyone who wave the flags or display other symbols associated with ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, or other terror organizations – like Al Qaeda - will be subject to arrest and prosecution. “When such flags and symbols are displayed police must judge if there is a possibility of public disorder or disturbance, or of danger to the public,” Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said in a letter. “If there is, police should take steps to remove the flags. In appropriate cases, charges may be made against perpetrators,” the letter added.However, the Al Qaeda flags flying at the Kotel Hakatan seem to have fallen through the cracks, said Weizmann. When he first complained in the summer, Weizmann said, the municipality told him that they would deal with it only after the Muslim month of Ramadan, in order not to inflate tensions. Then, he said, the city's excuse was not to raise tensions during Operation Protective Edge. Now that the operation is over, the city has run out of excuses – but still refuses to act.Seeing those flags, he added, lends a very unholy atmosphere to the site - “even though it is the most accessible site closest to the Holy of Holies, the most important part of the Holy Temple,” he added.

Monday, September 15, 2014



Experts Say Jordan in Danger - and Israel's Next in Line-Floods of refugees from regional turmoil could pose an existential threat to both Jordan and Israel - or result in a Palestinian state.By Cynthia Blank-First Publish: 9/14/2014, 2:16 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

In a new article, Professor Arnon Sofer, head of the Chaikin Chair of Geo-Strategy at the University of Haifa, and Anton Berkovsky discuss the danger of immigration from the turmoil-filled Arab states to Israel."Countries in the Middle East are currently in states of internal and external war, pressing the State of Israel to prepare for waves of immigrants from Arab countries to Israeli territory, which may endanger her existence," they wrote.According to Sofer and Berkovsky, the waves of immigrants already constitute a real danger to the future of Jordan. The worst case scenario being the movement of ISIS into Jordan, and subsequently creating a pure "Islamic State" within the country.According to the data presented in the article, 2013 showed a record number of immigrants in the world - more than 232 million people, or about 3.2% of the world's population. Professor Sofer suggests that the Middle East presents a unique picture. "Within 30 years (1950-1980), the population doubled, and in the next 30 years (1980-2010), the population doubled again. This is one of the main reasons why the demographics, economics, and politics of the Middle East have resulted in disorder and instability."  Sofer added that climate changes which led to severe water shortages in areas like North East Syria near the border with Turkey and Iraq, should also be taken into account.Sofer argues that the events of the Arab Spring, the Civil War in Syria, and repeated crises in Iraq, have already created waves of refugees, resulting in demographic changes in the population map that are beyond recognition. According to estimates, following the Civil War in Syria, 3-4 million people became refugees outside of Syria, and another 8 million have become refugees in their own homeland. Wars between the various factions in Iraq have led to 750 thousand refugees, who have already left Iraq - mainly to Jordan, and another 3 million refugees inside Iraq. These refugees, who flood into neighboring countries cause societal changes that threaten the stability of such countries.The most troubling possibility is Jordan. A million to a million and a half refugees from Iraq and Syria have become part of the population of 6.5 million citizens of Jordan. The Palestinian population rate decreased from 70% to about 60% of the total population, according to the study, while the percentage of Syrian refugees is estimated between 8%-15%."The Jordan of 2014 presents a new ethnic mosaic, and the national dynamic has completely changed. It should be remembered that some of the refugees are intruders from extremist groups, such as ISIS. Other refugees are in such a terrible situation that it is easy for such radical groups to recruit them " noted Professor Sofer.Sofer suggests three possibilities: The first, and optimistic approach - allowing massive Western aid to maintain Jordan's stability; The second - The collapse of the kingdom and the outbreak of civil war, similar to the situation in Syria. In this scenario, Sofer envisions the Palestinians trying to take over the kingdom and establish a Palestinian state; The third and most dangerous option is for ISIS to take over large parts of the country thereby joining Jordan to their Sunni caliphate. The last two possibilities will cause hundreds of thousands of additional refugees to the Middle East.According to Prof. Sofer, if such events materialize and instability grows, there is a real danger to Israel. Not only would it mean the existence of unstable regimes, extreme and hostile, close to its borders, but also the fact that a considerable portion of the hundreds of thousands of refugees could attempt to enter Israel.The authors say that according to the 2013 data, an estimated 250,000 immigrants remained in Israel illegally. Additionally, thousands of Palestinians have entered Israel since 1967. The dangers of demographic turmoil taking place in neighboring countries could cause these numbers to grow significantly."Therefore, we must quickly prepare for new waves of immigration, in addition to those who have already entered Israel, mostly Palestinian and Arab immigrants from Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon," concluded Professor Sofer.

Satan and a Jewish Woman Give Birth to ISIS in Iraqi Satire-'The Superstitious State' parodies brutality of 'Islamic State' - and throws in a little anti-Semitism for good measure.By Arutz Sheva Staff-First Publish: 9/14/2014, 2:57 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Amid all the talk of empowering "moderate" Iraqi elements in order to combat the rise of the Islamic State (or ISIS), some might argue that the finer and sometimes more inconvenient points of the reality on the ground - such as American airstrikes directly aiding Iranian-backed militias, and the rampant corruption of the Iraqi government and deep sectarian grievances which helped fuel the conflict - have been overlooked, willfully or otherwise.So hey, what's a little anti-Semitism between allies? A trailer promoting a new TV satire mocking ISIS portrays the group as the offspring of a marriage between the devil... and a Jewess.It appears that even "moderation" is relative".Ironically, although the spoof trailer notes the way Iraqi Christians have been driven out of the country, it neglects to mention that Iraqi Jews were similarly ethnically-cleansed just a generation or two ago - by precisely the kind of latent anti-Semitism exhibited by the video.That being said, it's unlikely many Iraqi Jews are exactly pining to return, so good luck to them...

EU Rep in Gaza: 'Lots of Anger Here – Directed at Palestinians'-EU Representative John Gatt-Rutter warns of 'desperation' in Gaza, and senses much inter-Arab resentment there.By Hillel Fendel-First Publish: 9/14/2014, 10:50 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

John Gatt-Rutter, the EU's representative to the West Bank and Gaza, says, "There is a lot of anger in Gaza, and a lot of it is aimed at the Palestinians."Gatt-Rutter said he senses widespread despondency in Gaza and warns that it could lead to renewed warfare with Israel, reports the European Jewish Press. A month-long ceasefire currently underway has another 11 days before indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas resume – or, Hamas threatens, it will again start firing rockets at Israel.“We are not hearing any good words [in Gaza] about anyone at the moment," Gatt-Rutter told reporters. The local population in Gaza is resentful that their major humanitarian needs have not been met, and that salaries have not been paid.Ironically, the tensions between Fatah and Hamas – the two branches of the Palestinian Authority – could actually be the trigger for renewed warfare with Israel. Fatah, headed by PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), has threatened to dissolve the latest PA unity government if Hamas does not recognize “one authority, one gun, one law” in Gaza in the form of PA/Fatah control. If this threat materializes, this in turn will jeopardize the reconstruction efforts in Gaza, because the international donor countries will not rush to contribute funds that Fatah does not oversee.Another flashpoint between Hamas and Fatah is the concept of direct talks between Hamas and Israel. After a Hamas leader, Moussa Abu Marzouk, said recently that Hamas was ready to negotiate directly with "Tel Aviv" – it does not recognize Jerusalem as the Jewish capital – Fatah spokesman Ahmed Assaf basically accused Hamas of "treason" for the idea: "Since when do Palestinian factions negotiate with Israel on their own? Isn't this treason and a threat to the unity of Palestinians and their political position?"Yet another point of contention between Fatah and Hamas is the notion that troops of the former will man the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt in the framework of future arrangements. Egypt and other countries support this idea, but Hamas does not.

Cruelty is Simply a Part of Islam, Says Expert-Islamic State's head-chopping barbarity is not different from everyday Islamic cruelty, says Prof. Rafi Israeli.By Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen-First Publish: 9/14/2014, 9:21 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Professor Rafi Israeli, an expert on Islam and the Arab world, told Arutz Sheva Sunday that while the world is appalled by Islamic State's decapitation murders of western journalists, we must not forget that Islam kills hundreds of people daily in various hotspots throughout the globe."We ignore this cruelty which is an everyday occurrence,” said Israeli. In the genocide at Dafur, for instance, “Muslims killed other Muslims. They do it to their own people by the thousands. There is nothing new here.”Prof. Israeli said that the basis for these acts is the fact that Islam has a basic disregard for human life. “For them it is not sacred, like it is for us.”The Koran, he noted, calls on Muslims to spread terror among their enemies without specifying who they are. In effect, this statement commands a Muslim to kill and terrorize all those he perceives as enemies, including fellow Muslims. The Muslims who act upon this are fanatics who are convinced that only their beliefs are true, and everyone else is wrong – and can therefore be killed."Every day in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Darfur, Iraq or Yemen, they kill hundreds,” explained Israeli. “Nowhere is there such disregard for human life, like in Islam. For the Sunnis, Shiites are worse than the Jews.”Muslim law determines that a person who was a Muslim and left the faith should be killed. Thieves' hands are cut off, and disrespect for the prophet Mohammed is a cause for mass murder.At the core, he added, Islam is a religious faith that lacks self confidence. Because of this, any offense to it can rattle the faith of the Muslim and therefore requires a harsh, violent and cruel reaction.This, too, he explained, is the core reason for the demand by 57 UN member countries to pass a universal law forbidding any attack upon Islam. “This is a fanatic perception rooted in lack of confidence and a lack of conviction regarding faith.”Prof. Israeli does not think that the problem lies only with extremist Muslims. While it is the extremists who carry out the murders, they enjoy the support of the general population. This, he added, is why the US is having such trouble cobbling together a coalition against the Islamic State. Muslims are not interested in fighting fellow Muslims and would prefer to leave the task for the West.In this state of affairs, the expert said, there is no way to defeat Islamic State and the radical Islamic movements at present. Israel must make clear that whoever touches it will feel the great wrath of the IDF, and just as Hamas and Hezbollah understood this, so will Islamic State, he stated.

Israel intelligence hits back over refuseniks' letter-AFP-SEPT 14,14-YAHOONEWS

Jerusalem (AFP) - Scores of veterans of elite Israeli intelligence unit 8200 rallied to its defence Sunday after 43 comrades said they would no longer take part in its "injustices" against millions of Palestinians.The open letter, which was sent to Israel's political and military leadership last week, was one of the most high-profile expressions of conscientious objection in years.The signatories -- reservists and former members of 8200 -- said the intelligence collected by the unit "was an integral part of Israel's military occupation", and that they would refuse to continue to serve.They charged that information gathered by Unit 8200 was used by civilian intelligence agencies to coerce Palestinians uninvolved in militant activity, and urged other members of the intelligence corps "to speak out against these injustices and to take action to bring them to an end".But in a letter of reply on Sunday, 200 veterans of the unit denounced their former comrades' refusal to serve."We wish to express shock, disgust and complete disassociation from the regrettable letter that was written by our comrades from the unit," they wrote in the letter, excerpts of which were published in the top-selling Yediot Aharonot newspaper."Political refusal to serve has no place anywhere, and particularly so in Unit 8200. The moment we, as soldiers in the reserves, are called to the flag, we set aside our political inclinations and opinions, and come to serve the state."Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said any form of refusing military service was "condemnable", calling the refuseniks' move "political" and based on "unfounded accusations". "This is unacceptable," he said at a cyber security conference in Tel Aviv.Commentators said that the fact that the refuseniks were members of one of Israel's most prestigious military units made their conscientious objection all the more remarkable."The Unit 8200 letter represents a watershed moment in the expressions of military refusal in recent decades," wrote Shimon Shiffer in Yediot Aharonot."This time, we are talking about intelligence gatherers who are refusing to spy on millions of Palestinians."Unit 8200 carries out electronic communications monitoring and surveillance, similar to work performed by the US National Security Agency and Britain's GCHQ.The unit is one component of the broader military intelligence corps and shares information with Israel's civilian intelligence agencies.The refuseniks' letter drew criticism from both the government and the opposition.Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon described it as a "foolish and offensive attempt" to harm the unit.Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, himself a veteran of Unit 8200, said he opposed soldiers refusing to serve."I'm not saying that there are no mistakes. It is certainly possible that there were," he wrote on his official Facebook page."But there are ways to complain and ensure such claims are examined and discussed," he said.

Saturday, September 13, 2014




JOEL 3:2
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people(ISRAEL) and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.(UPROOTED ISRAELIS AND DIVIDED JERUSALEM)(THIS BRINGS ON WW3 BECAUSE JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED,WARNING TO ARABS-MUSLIMS AND THE WORLD).


Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 11:21-23
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

8  The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant,(7 YR TREATY) he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.(THE WORLD LEADER-WAR MONGER CALLS HIMSELF GOD)


GENESIS 25:20-26
20  And Isaac was forty years old (A BIBLE GENERATION NUMBER=1967 + 40=2007+) when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21  And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22  And the children (2 NATIONS IN HER-ISRAEL-ARABS) struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
23  And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels;(ISRAEL AND THE ARABS) and the one people shall be stronger than the other people;(ISRAEL STRONGER THAN ARABS) and the elder shall serve the younger.(LITERALLY ISRAEL THE YOUNGER RULES (ISSAC)(JACOB-LATER NAME CHANGED TO ISRAEL) OVER THE OLDER ARABS (ISHMAEL)(ESAU)
24  And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.(THE OLDER AN ARAB)

14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Mashaal: No Direct Talks with the 'Occupier'-Hamas’s exiled leader says direct negotiations with Israel are not on the agenda.By Ben Ariel, Canada-First Publish: 9/13/2014, 1:04 AM-ISRAEL NATIONALNEWS

Hamas’s exiled leader, Khaled Mashaal, declared on Friday that his group would not hold direct negotiations with Israel, AFP reported.The comments come a day after another Hamas leader, Moussa Abu Marzouk, hinted that direct negotiations with Israel might be needed."If the situation remains as it is now... Hamas could find itself forced to do this," he told the Palestinian Al-Quds TV.Mashaal, however, said this would not happen."Direct negotiations with the Israeli occupier is not on the agenda of Hamas; if negotiations are necessary they must be indirect," he said, speaking in Tunis.The exiled leader of Hamas also denied that his group was running a "shadow government" in Gaza as charged by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas."There is a national unity government; talk of a parallel government is totally against reality," Mashaal said after meeting Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, speaking days after Abbas threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas.He said government ministries were still "operating normally" in Gaza even if the "government is absent from" the coastal enclave and urged the cabinet to be present."We welcome the government of national unity to work in Gaza, to take charge of crossing points and assume all its responsibilities in line with what we agreed upon," said Mashaal, according to AFP.Hamas forcibly took over the Gaza Strip in 2007, ousting forces loyal to Abbas and sparking a bitter and bloody split with his Fatah movement.The two rival factions formed a unity government several months ago but there have been multiple indications over the past several months that the union has been slowly crumbling.Differences of opinion have surfaced over several issues, including the war in Gaza, reactions to the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers, and the delayed payment of wages for government workers in Gaza in the weeks leading up to Operation Protective Edge.But last week Abbas accused Hamas of running a parallel administration in Gaza."We won't accept a partnership with them if the situation continues like this in Gaza, where there is a shadow government... running the territory," he said."The national consensus government cannot do anything on the ground," he charged.On Monday Hamas accused Abbas of trying to sabotage the unity deal.(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

Haniyeh Urges Abbas to Take Action Against Israel at ICC-Senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh calls to hold Israel accountable for its “crimes in Gaza” at the International Criminal Court.By Ben Ariel, Canada-First Publish: 9/13/2014, 12:15 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh on Friday urged the Palestinian Authority’s leadership to sign the Rome Statute and hold Israel accountable for its “crimes in Gaza” at the International Criminal Court.Haniyeh said in a statement quoted by the Ma’an news agency that "signing the Rome Statute is the right for every victim and stalling is neglecting their rights and an offense to the image of Palestinians."The Palestinian Arab leadership must not "neglect" the rights of the victims of “Israel's military assault on Gaza”, Haniyeh said, urging PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to sign the Rome Statute.Hamas signed a proposal for the PA to apply to join the ICC in August.There has so far been no probe as the PA is not an ICC member state and its status as a state is uncertain in some international institutions.However, the PA in late November 2012 unilaterally obtained the status of an observer state at the United Nations, opening the door for a possible ICC investigation.The PA has been threatening for years that it will sue Israel at the ICC. The PA’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Riyad al-Maliki, recently met with ICC officials and inquired about the legal procedures necessary for the PA to join the ICC and sign the Rome Statute, thus allowing it to take action against possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza.PA officials realize, however, that joining the ICC is a calculated risk because it would give Israel a forum to pursue war crimes charges against the PA as well and particularly against Hamas.In a recent interview, the PA's envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) admitted the PA has no hope of pressing charges against Israel in international courts - because Palestinian terrorist groups are far worse violators of international law themselves.Noting concerns that Israel could launch legal offensives of its own against the PA should it sign up to the ICC, the presenter asked whether such a move would be realistic. The response was unequivocal."The missiles that are now being launched against Israel - each and every missile constitutes a crime against humanity, whether it hits or misses, because it is directed at civilian targets," he said.(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

Rocket from Syria Explodes in Golan-In the latest spillover from the Syrian war, rocket explodes in an open region in the northern Golan, causing no injuries or damages.By Ben Ariel, Canada-First Publish: 9/12/2014, 10:21 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Residents of the Golan Heights reported hearing sirens on Friday evening, at around 10:00 p.m. Israel time.One rocket exploded in an open region in the northern Golan, causing no physical injuries or damages. The rocket is believed to a spillover from the civil war in neighboring Syria.In recent days rebels, among them Al-Qaeda's Syrian branch the Al-Nusra Front, have been involved in fierce clashes with pro-regime forces for control of the Quneitra area bordering Israel. This has resulted in increased incidents of spillover into Israel.Last week, sirens were heard throughout the Golan Heights, as a mortar shell struck in an open field in the northern Golan.The IDF responded by returning fire towards a Syrian army position along the northern border.Several mortar shells have hit Israeli territory in recent weeks, and the IDF recently shot down a Syrian drone after it strayed into Israeli airspace.(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

Rivlin: Israel Has a 'Responsibility' to Fight ISIS-President Reuven Rivlin says fight against ISIS is 'complicated,' but vital in terms of 'global responsibility.'By Tova Dvorin, Chicago-First Publish: 9/12/2014, 6:13 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Israel has a "responsibility" to stop Islamic State (IS; formerly known as ISIS), President Reuven Rivlin stated Friday."Fighting evil, in the form of ISIS and those like it, is not simple," Rivlin stated, at an event honoring fallen Druze soldiers held in the village of Muhraka."The West has already understood that it could not sit back and let these horrible forces rule, and we hope to combat this nightmare - and make it clear to everyone that there is no future for terrorism," he added."In this vein, not only is all Israel responsible for each other, but all countries are responsible for each other; the whole world is responsible [for responding to terror]."Israel has expressed both confidence and cooperation regarding IS, stating that it would be able to tackle the threat despite the many other terror organizations looking to attack Israel closer to its borders.On Thursday, US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro confirmed that Israeli intelligence agencies are working with Washington to fight the terror group in Iraq and Syria, as part of an ongoing effort by over 40 countries to combat global jihad.Hours earlier, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to fight Islamist extremism in general, including against Iran and Palestinian terror groups.“Clarity and courage, alliances as broad as we can make them with those who understand that we're in a common battle, and courage to see this through, to roll back an ultimate victor," he noted. "I'm confident that militant Islam will perish, but we must not allow anyone to perish with it before it goes down. That's our task.”Israel's Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino also stated recently that all local terrorists found to be supporting IS would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, after Israeli Arabs told Channel 2 that they hoped to see Israel under the "Caliphate."“Over the last few days I have instructed police to act sternly against any display of support, in any way, with this murderous organization," Danino said. "That includes posting notices, waving flags and banners, posting messages on Facebook and other online service. ISIS is a terror organization, and its supporters will be treated harshly."(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

Op-Ed: Palestine - Goodby Land Swaps, Hello Land Grants-the idea of land grants by Egypt - and also Jordan – now remain the last route to peacefully creating the two-state -solution.Published: Friday, September 12, 2014 6:45 AM-David Singer-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

The "two-state solution" has suddenly come back to life.The land Egypt is offering in Sinai would more than compensate for the territory that Abbas would concede.Thought dead and buried after Hamas had shown that it could indiscriminately fire rockets from Gaza into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem over a 50 day period – even forcing international carriers to cancel flights into Ben-Gurion International Airport for 24 hours – Caroline Glick reported on its amazing resurrection:“Something extraordinary has happened."On August 31, PLO chief and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told an audience of Fatah members that Egypt had offered to give the PA some 1,600 kilometers of land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza, thus quintupling the size of the Gaza Strip. Egypt even offered to allow all the so-called "Palestinian refugees" to settle in the expanded Gaza Strip."Then Abbas told his Fatah followers that he rejected the Egyptian offer."On Monday Army Radio substantiated Abbas's claim.According to Army Radio, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi proposed that the Palestinians establish their state in the expanded Gaza Strip and accept limited autonomy over parts of Judea and Samaria.In exchange for this state, the Palestinians would give up their demand that Israel shrink into the indefensible 1949 armistice lines, surrendering Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Sisi argued that the land Egypt is offering in Sinai would more than compensate for the territory that Abbas would concede.In his speech to Fatah members, Abbas said, "They [the Egyptians] are prepared to receive all the refugees, [and are saying] 'Let's end the refugee story.'" "But," he insisted, "It's illogical for the problem to be solved at Egypt's expense. We won't have it."Secretary-General of Abbas' office - al-Tayyib Abd al-Rahim - said the reports were "fabricated".

Arutz Sheva reported:“Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday denied reports that he had offered to establish a Palestinian state in the Sinai Peninsula - the website of Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper reported. In a speech to mark national teachers' day and which mostly dealt with education Sisi stressed that no one can make such promises and that there is no room for talk about the matter.”Amidst these claims and denials - the idea of land grants by Egypt - and also Jordan – now remain the last route to peacefully creating the two-state solution so earnestly sought by the Oslo Accords and the Bush Roadmap.President Obama’s policy for bringing such a state to fruition was expressed in his State Department speech  on 19 May 2011 – which has now been well and truly trashed as a result of the latest Israel-Hamas War:“We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.“British Prime Minister David Cameron’s remarks at a joint press conference with President Obama in London on 25 May 2011 now sound equally as ludicrous in 2014:… the Palestinians need to know that we understand their need for dignity and for a Palestinian state, using the ’67 borders as land swaps as the start point.  That is I think what is so key to the speech that’s been made.  So neither side now has I believe the excuse to stand aside from talks.

At the time I wrote the following:“Now in 2011 – apparently to satisfy the Palestinians “need for dignity “ – Israel is being asked by America and Britain to consider transferring  sovereignty of Israeli land  to a sovereign Palestine to compensate that State for the loss of any areas of the 'West Bank' and East Jerusalem that Israel seeks to retain.This is a request that is doomed to failure in the light of Israel‘s escalating security and national interests – particularly in the face of the dramatic developments that have taken place in Egypt and Jordan in recent months and the reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.… To believe Israel should now offer additional Israeli territory to bring the border between it and a sovereign Palestine closer to the heartland of Israel is irrational and absurd.For Obama and Cameron to espouse such a policy seems the height of folly and farce.”I also pointed out at the time:“If Arab dignity is the key – then there is another policy that should be explored – the grant of sovereign Jordanian land to the Palestinian Authority equivalent to the area of the 'West Bank' land retained by Israel.The area of Jordanian land required to satisfy such Palestinian dignity is extremely small. The entire area of the 'West Bank' is only 5640 sq/km...Given Jordan‘s area is 92300 – compared to Israel’s 22070 sq km – Jordan’s security and national interests would hardly be affected".Obama’s land swap proposals – enthusiastically backed by Cameron - have now become the latest and most unrealistic in a long line of lost opportunities presented in 1937, 1947, 1948-1967, 2000, 2008 and 2014 to create a second Arab State in Mandatory Palestine – in addition to Jordan.Land grants by Egypt and Jordan are lifelines desperately needed by Obama now – if an agreement is ever to be reached.As Obama signs up Egypt and Jordan to join his coalition to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State – we can hope that he might just be whispering this politically savvy message in their ears.

Friday, September 12, 2014






Shaked: Bennett is 'Prime Minister Material'-MK Ayelet Shaked backs Jewish Home's new constitution, optimistic regarding a union with Tekuma.By Ido Ben Porat-First Publish: 9/12/2014, 4:12 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) was interviewed by the Knesset Channel on Thursday, one day after the party approved a new constitution that was rejected by the Tekuma faction of the party, headed by Minister Uri Ariel."I'm glad there were differences of opinion, because that’s democracy at its best," she said, adding that the new constitution will be positive for the party."The new constitution indicates a desire for unity and leadership, [party chairman] Naftali Bennett is prime minister material,” said Shaked.The new constitution will allow Bennett to fill every fifth spot on the party's Knesset list with an external candidate based on his own discretion. It will give him the power to cancel for candidates of his choosing the 2.5 year membership qualification period to be on the party list, and let him select all placements for Knesset executive positions and ministerial posts. The party's central committee will be limited to approving the choices and not making them, as it currently does.Bennett also wants the Jewish Home's list to include secular candidates and people who will appeal to the Russian-speaking and Druze sectors, among others.These have caused tension with the Tekuma faction, which ran for the Knesset in a joint list with the Jewish Home.Both critics and opponents of the move note that the change would see the party open itself to candidates, and representation, outside the Religious-Zionist sector and reach more of the general Israeli population - a change not unwanted by most of the party's Knesset MKs.Ariel has warned that the issue, if remained unresolved, could cause a potential split, torpedoing the Religious-Zionist vote for future Knesset coalitions in the event the vote becomes fragmented.Despite this, Bennett has vowed to keep the party united - no matter the vote's results - and proponents of the initiative note that the party's religious Zionist ideology is enshrined in the constitution anyway.Despite Tekuma’s opposition to the new constitution, Shaked remained optimistic that there will not be a split in the party.“Of course there will be unity. I hope it happens soon because, after all, there is no difference between Nissan Slomiansky and Zevulun Kalfa, or between Rabbi Eli Ben-and Avi Wortzman,” she said.

Ariel: We Will Consider Our Next Steps-Housing Minister says that the Tekuma party will soon convene to decide how to proceed after the Jewish Home passed its new constitution.By Hezki Ezra-First Publish: 9/11/2014, 1:16 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

Housing Minister Uri Ariel said on Wednesday evening that the Tekuma faction of the Jewish Home, which he heads, will consider its next step following the approval of the Jewish Home’s new constitution, which Ariel opposes."Unfortunately, our requests to pass a joint constitution after a union of the two parties went unanswered," said Ariel, "In the coming days we will gather, discuss the new situation and decide how to act."The constitution passed even as tensions over the vote ran high. A clash broke out between MK Motti Yogev and a security guard after Yogev requested that the secret ballots be counted to protect against vote tampering.The constitution eventually passed, however, after a compromise was struck between Chairman Naftali Bennett and the proposal's opponents.Bennett wants the Jewish Home's list to include secular candidates and people who will appeal to the Russian-speaking and Druze sectors, among others.The new constitution will allow Bennett to fill every fifth spot on the party's Knesset list with an external candidate based on his own discretion. It will give him the power to cancel for candidates of his choosing the 2.5 year membership qualification period to be on the party list, and let him select all placements for Knesset executive positions and ministerial posts. The party's central committee will be limited to approving the choices and not making them, as it currently does.However, under the new compromise conditions set after a heated confrontation between opponents and supporters of the new deal, the constitution will be made open to amendments in another 3-5 months, and be will slated for review under the supervision of Rabbi Yitzhak Levy.Both critics and opponents of the move note that the change would see the party open itself to candidates, and representation, outside the Religious-Zionist sector and reach more of the general Israeli population - a change not unwanted by most of the party's Knesset MKs.Ariel has warned that the issue, if remained unresolved, could cause a potential split, torpedoing the Religious-Zionist vote for future Knesset coalitions in the event the vote becomes fragmented.Despite this, Bennett has vowed to keep the party united - no matter the vote's results - and proponents of the initiative note that the party's religious Zionist ideology is enshrined in the constitution anyway.Political officials predicted on Wednesday evening that if Ariel will not be able to find common ground with the Jewish Home party following the passing of the new constitution, he may split the party along with MKs Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, Orit Struk, Zevulun Kalfa, Yoni Chetboun and Motti Yogev.According to the sources, hareidi MKs from Shas could possibly join the party down the road.

Fatah Official: What's the Difference Between Hamas and ISIS?-Senior Fatah official Tawfiq Tirawi slams Hamas executions, brutalization of Fatah members in Gaza, compares with ISIS.By Ari Soffer-First Publish: 9/11/2014, 3:38 PM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

A leading Fatah party member has compared Hamas's methods of executing and brutalizing its political opponents in Gaza to the gruesome executions carried out by the "Islamic State" terrorist group, or ISIS.In an interview with the Palestinian Authority's official TV station, Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi expressed his anger over a string of executions and shootings of Fatah members in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, and said the "unity deal" between Hamas and the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority was "a mistake."Prior to his interview, which was translated by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), Al-Awda TV aired footage from an interview with a Fatah member from Gaza who said he was maimed by Hamas gunmen for leaving his home after being put under house arrest."I was told that I was under house arrest - I was forbidden to leave home - for reasons unknown to me," the man, who was lying on a hospital bed with his wounded legs under a sheet. His identity was hidden for obvious security reasons.He said that despite that fact he went outside "but stayed close to home. I didn't go far away.""All of a sudden, a car with three men stopped. They got out and told us to stay where we were," he recalled. "They asked me my name, and I told them, and then all three of them opened fire at me."His story matches dozens of other accounts by Fatah members who say Hamas used the fog of war to settle political scores with its rivals.Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has spoken out against the attacks on several occasions, most recently in an interview last week. But Tirawi was distinctly less diplomatic."I do not believe that we can keep quiet about what was done to our people in Gaza," he said, blasting Hamas for what he later described as the "nightmarish" way it was treating members of its supposed "unity government" partner, Fatah."National unity is not just an agreement that you sign," he fired."That agreement was a mistake, a mistake, a mistake. It was dictated from above. A bulls*** agreement with no details and no mechanism for implementation," such as who would actually run Gaza and its numerous "security agencies".Tirawi also accused Hamas of undermining efforts to fight against Israel."If we want to wage war we must be united and prepared. How can we possibly be prepared, when Fatah members in (Gaza) are forbidden to bear arms and fight?"He claimed that several of the more than two dozen men summarily executed by Hamas during Operation Protective Edge were "officers in the security agencies.""Hamas says they are spies. Did they place them on trial? Did they interrogate them? Where are the confessions?" he demanded."According to what laws did they execute these people? What is the difference between (Hamas) and Al-Zarqawi, not to mention ISIS?" he continued. Abu Mousab Al-Zarqawi was the infamous and brutal founder and head of ISIS's predecessor, the Islamic State of Iraq."I don't want to mention ISIS, which beheads people," he went on, but then asked: "What is the difference between beheading people and executing them by gunfire? Aren't they both killers, regardless of the execution method, which we all denounce?"Hamas proudly and openly broadcast news of the executions, including photos of menacing-looking masked gunmen lining up the victims for execution, in an attempt to project strength in the aftermath of a series of Israeli airstrikes targeting key Hamas leaders.But the images - as well as the very use of summary, public executions without trial - caused many people to compare Hamas to the Islamic State, which broadcast footage of the brutal beheading of US journalist James Foley at around the same time.The comments surface after tensions between Hamas and the PA have begun to boil over, with Hamas ordering its members in Judea and Samaria to resist summonses for investigation by PA forces earlier this month; recently Hamas staged a failed coup attempt on Abbas in Judea and Samaria.

Jerusalem ISIS-Linked Group Threatens to Kill Twitter Employees-Jihadi group urges attacks against Twitter headquarters if the company keeps shutting down ISIS supporting accounts.By Ari Soffer-First Publish: 9/11/2014, 9:42 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

A Jerusalem-based cell of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) has threatened to kill Twitter employees and target its offices if the social media site does not stop closing down ISIS accounts.Al Musra Al Maqdisia (The Supporters Of Jerusalem), which pledged allegiance to ISIS in February, was among several Islamic State-linked groups and Twitter users to encourage "lone-wolves" to attack Twitter offices in retaliation for hampering jihadi PR efforts, and specifically threatened to "bring the war" the the company's central headquarters in San Francisco, the Vocative website reported.Using the hashtag "#TheConcept OfLone WolfAttacks", one tweet declared: "The time has arrived to respond to Twitter's management by directly attacking their employees and physically assassinating them!! Those who will carry this out are the sleepers cells of death."Another read: "Twitter management should know that if they do not stop their campaign in the virtual world, we will bring the war to them in the real world on the ground." Ironically, the account used to post the tweets has now been suspended by Twitter.The Islamic State has utilized social media as part of a slick PR campaign that has seen it eclipse its rivals in Al Qaeda among young aspiring jihadis, particularly from the English-speaking world. By doing away with the need for old-fashioned jihadi internet forums - many of which can only be accessed by recognized members - the group has managed to spread its message, including gruesome images of executions and "martyred" fighters, further than any other Islamist group, and swelled its ranks of foreign fighters.Twitter, for its part, has been playing a cat-and-mouse game with the plethora of ISIS-linked or supporting accounts, in an attempt to police its site for prohibited hate speech and incitement to violence. Although it has not succeeded in silencing ISIS's message, clearly the policy is at the very least hampering the group's Twitter "outreach" efforts enough to elicit such direct threats.The issue has been a hot topic on ISIS-linked forums, with users sharing simple methods to get round the bans such as making minor changes to usernames and Twitter handles.Currently, ISIS is not thought to have anything like the foreign network of terror cells maintained by Al Qaeda. However, the threat of so-called "lone wolf" attacks is still a very real one, security experts warn - illustrated by the deadly shooting at the Brussels Jewish Museum earlier this year, which was carried out by an ISIS member who returned from Syria.

10 Arab Countries Back U.S. Campaign Against IS-United States receives the backing of 10 Arab countries for a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters.By Arutz Sheva Staff-First Publish: 9/12/2014, 2:13 AM-ISRAELNATIONALNEWS

The United States on Thursday received the backing of 10 Arab countries for a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters, Reuters reported.According to the report, after talks in Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State John Kerry won backing from 10 Arab countries - Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and six Gulf states including rich rivals Saudi Arabia and Qatar - for a coalition to fight the Sunni militants that have seized swathes of Iraq and Syria."Arab nations play a critical role in that coalition, the leading role really across all lines of effort: military support, humanitarian aid, our work to stop the flow of illegal funds," Kerry was quoted as having told a news conference.Non-Arab Sunni power Turkey also attended the talks in Jeddah but two other major regional players - Shiite Iran and Syria itself - were excluded, a sign of the difficulty of building a coalition across the Middle East's sectarian battle lines.The Arab states agreed in a communiqué to do more to stop the flow of funds and fighters to Islamic State and help rebuild communities "brutalized" by the group, according to Reuters."The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight against [IS], including ... as appropriate, joining in the many aspects of a coordinated military campaign against [IS]," they said.Kerry met the Arab leaders to drum up support a day after President Barack Obama announced his plans to strike fighters in Iraq and Syria.U.S. officials said Kerry also sought permission to make more use of bases in the region and fly more warplanes overhead, issues that were not mentioned in the communiqué. Kerry said none of the countries in the coalition would send ground troops.Obama announced his plans in a prime time address on Wednesday to build an alliance to root out Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, plunging the United States into two conflicts in which nearly every country in the Middle East has a stake.The region has been galvanized since June when Islamic State fighters, already in control of much of Syria, swept through northern Iraq, seizing cities, slaughtering prisoners, and proclaiming a "caliphate" that would rule over all Muslims.The White House says the group is a threat to the West as well, attracting fighters from around the world who could return to carry out attacks at home.