1. Former Egyptian army general accuses
US of planning to invade, divide Egypt.
Egypt Independent Sat, 25/02/2012 - 12:39
The US is in the process of executing a master plan to divide Egypt into
smaller countries, retired army general Hossam Sweilam told a public
Sweilam, a former army major general, accused the US of having a plan to
invade Egypt in 2015. That plan, he said, begins with a blow to Egypt's
military institution by breeding disunity between citizens and the army.
The next step is the seizure and control of the Suez Canal, he said, by
invasion of the Suez Canal cities of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez.
In statements published by Al-Ahram, Sweilam said the plan to divide the
Middle East is part of a larger Zionist scheme. The US invasion of Iraq and
the separation of South Sudan were part of that overall plan and will be
followed by the division of Libya, Yemen and then Syria, he added.
2. Is Israel losing Temple Mount war?
Amir Shoan YNET Published: 02.25.12, 20:24 / Israel News
Ira Pasternack couldn't believe his
eyes. The tractor's huge blade was
lifted high up and then brought down with great force, shattering the
ancient floors on Temple Mount. The large clods of earth exposed by the
were cast aside by the mustachioed driver. Yet even an amateur
could spot the priceless remnants of Jewish, Christian and Muslim
being cast away.
A few hours earlier, on a steaming July day in 2007, Pasternack was sent
Temple Mount in his role as an Israel Antiquities Authority inspector,
order to supervise excavation works at the holy site, which in the past
boasted two Jewish Temples. This marked the first such project at the
since the 1967 Six-Day War, as the area's sensitivity could prompt a
political and diplomatic flare-up, thereby discouraging any such work.
According to specific Antiquities Authority instructions, any digging at
site was not allowed to exceed 60 centimeters (roughly two feet) and was
to be undertaken using mechanical equipment. However, reports drafted by
Pasternnack and other sources, exposed for the first time by Yedioth
Ahronoth Friday, indicate that workers largely ignored the instructions.
Much of the work was done using a tractor, continued during the night
the help of a flashlight, reached deeper than the permit allowed for.
Moreover, the clods of earth removed from the site, which apparently
comprised valuable remnants from the two Jewish Temples, were thrown
an improvised garbage dump by members of the Waqf (the administrative
body in charge of Temple Mount.)
Archeology expert Dr. Gabai Barkai, a world-renowned expert on Temple
excavations, was shocked by the reported work: "How could one dig up
sensitive area at night? How could one dig using mechanical equipment?
such move is a crime. This is first-rate barbarity."
Why is report secret?
An investigative report by Yedioth Ahronoth revealed the ongoing failure
various Israeli authorities in safeguarding the rare archeological
found on Temple Mount. Information elicited by the newspaper showed that
Waqf is consistently erasing any trace of Jewish history at the site.
Mideastern affairs expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar says these acts are
in the framework of an Arab practice known as "erasing the signs," aimed
eliminating the remnants of any civilization that preceded Islam.
Members of the State Comptroller's Office launched an investigation into
affair four years ago and drafted a report about it. However, the
State Control Committee decided to impose a gag order on the report for
However, Israeli intelligence officials told Yedioth Ahronoth there is
reason to prevent the report's publication. A senior Shin Bet Security
Service official said following the Committee's session on the matter:
ashamed. This is akin to cheapening national security to the lowest
Former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan has also questioned the gag order. "There
no connection whatsoever between the failure to publish the report and
national security. As far as I know, both Mossad and Shin Bet said there
no reason not to publish the report, apparently there are other
considerations here, pertaining to political motives."
Conversations and interviews held with dozens of officials involved in
drafting the State Comptroller's secret report indicate that Prime
Benjamin Netanyahu is among the senior officials interested in shelving
document. Attorney Yisrael Caspi, who represents a group fighting the
destruction on Temple Mount, says the PM is unequivocally responsible
the ongoing failure.
Caspi says Netanyahu does not want to be reminded of the "historical
scandal" of handing over the holy site known in Judaism as Solomon's
to the Waqf during the PM's first term in office, in the 1990s. "This
Solomon's Stables, an amazing archeological site?into a place that Jews
not allowed to enter and into the largest mosque in the State of
"These days too, three tractors are being used on Temple Mount," Caspi
"Construction materials are also continuing to be brought into Temple
in violation of police pledges -Temple Mount looks today like a
materials' warehouse, materials being brought in today will be used for
illegal works tomorrow."
In another disturbing case, a ministerial committee approved the use of
giant generators on Temple Mount. "At times you're just stunned by the
of wisdom in our conduct on Temple Mount," Attorney Caspi says. "You
believe these things are happening. We are playing into our enemies'
and shooting ourselves in the foot, because these generators can provide
enough electricity for half the city. Why are they needed?"
"Now, there is a regular supply of electricity to Temple Mount. The
Israel has no interest whatsoever in allowing the Muslims the
riot and barricade themselves there."
Waqf denies 'false charges'
After the opening of the Western Wall Tunnels in 1996 and the subsequent
riots at the site, then-PM Netanyahu agreed to unilateral Waqf steps in
area. The Waqf almost immediately embarked on excavation work, and two
months after the tunnels were opened the Islamic body inaugurated the
largest mosque in Israel at the large space associated with Solomon's
stables, thereby banning Jews from entering the site.
Two years later, the Waqf inaugurated another mosque, this time below
al-Aqsa Mosque nearby. As part of the work, the Waqf cleared great
of soil from the area, built a new floor and installed new pipes, while
drilling into ancient stones. Moreover, Waqf members painted over rare
Jewish works at the site. All this work was undertaken without Israeli
supervision, and one can only imagine the kinds of cultural, historical
religious treasures lost in the process.
In 1999, the Waqf went a step further and dug a hole in the Temple Mount
plaza, arguing that it needed to build an emergency exit for the mosque.
work was done by tractors, with some 250 trucks removing about 12,000
of soil replete with archeological findings from the site. The soil was
dumped at a city garbage dump and also near the Kidron River.
Archeologists Gabi Barkai and Zachi Zweig are now sifting through the
pile as part of a special project, and have already discovered priceless
findings attesting to the administrative work undertaken in the first
Temple. The archeologists also found decorated utensils from the King
Solomon era, as well as coins and clay dating back to the second Temple.
Hundreds of artifacts have already been put on show for the benefit of
Dr. Ayelet Mazar, a senior fellow at the Shalem Center's Jewish
Institute, witnessed the digging at the Temple Mount plaza in 1999. "For
as an archeologist it was a shock; it was like performing heart surgery
a hoe. The Waqf's objective is to not only turn Temple Mount into a holy
compound, but to turn it into a 'built up Aqsa' for Muslims only," she
"One need not be an archeologist to understand there's destruction
3. Is Mohamed Dura the New Simon of
Trent? by Yair Davidiy.
In the Middle Ages little boys were sometimes killed by their neighbors or
friends. Or sometimes they disappeared or were killed by accident.
Jews were blamed for killing them. The people doing the blaming did not really
care whether or not the Jews had actually been involved. They wanted to believe
One of the most famous of these cases was Simon of Trent in North Italy.
Other alleged victims included William of Norwich, and Hugh of Lincoln.
These blood libels were false.
Today the world has advanced somewhat but the basic psychology has remained the
Muhammad al-Durrah was a Palestinian boy who was allegedly killed in his fathers
arms by rifle fire on September 30, 2000.
The Israelis were blamed and at first some Israelis tended to accept the blame.
Gunshots had been exchanged and it is in the nature of such encounters that
innocent bystanders may be hit.
This has happened in the past. It could happen. That was the whole point.
It probably did not happen as presented. If it did happen the Palestinians
probably killed him since they had been hunting down his father in the past and
had already tried to ax him to death.
The evidence points both ways but it would appear that it tends against the
Palestinians. The Palestinians either killed Mohammed Dura or stage his death
They then twisted the evidence to make it look as if the Israelis were to
blame. They were helped by Jewish left-wing intellectuals, French film-men and
even by a French governmental agency.
As far as they are concerned the exact facts and the truth or the matter are
unimportant. Mohammed Dura is a symbol of something they want to believe in and
that they believe does occur.
The Wikipedia article tells us:
# French journalist Catherine Nay wrote
that Muhammad's death "cancels, erases that of the Jewish child, his hands in
the air before the SS in the Warsaw Ghetto," arguing in effect that anti-Arabism
or Islamophobia are the new antisemitism.#
In other words regardless of the truth from now on the Arabs are to presetned as the victims nad the Jews portrayed as persecutors.
The enemies want an excuse to hate the Jews. They want to exterminate the Jewish
People. They always did.
By "they" we mean the Arabs, the Gentile Europeans, and their Jewish helpers who
work against the Jewish people.
French court acquits Israeli in al-Dura libel case