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Jerusalem News.
7 May 2012, 15 Iyar 5712
1. Letter from Yair Davidiy Regarding Conscription of Hareidim to the IDF.
2. Israeli Exports Up Nearly 15,000% Since 1948 by David Lev.
3. What the Evangelicals Give the Jews by Michael Medved.
4. The Crony System That Makes Israelis Poorer by Daniel Doron.
5. The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality.


Members of the Fogel Family from Itamar; Murdered (March 11, 2011) by Arab Terrorists for being Jewish .

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1. Letter from Yair Davidiy Regarding Conscription of Hareidim to the IDF.
The IDF does not want Hareidim. They said so expressly to government committees as was recorded by Arutz HaKnesset [The official TV News Station attached to the Knesset]. They already get more manpower than they think they need.
Female soldiers on average cost more than they are worth despite numerous exceptions.
It is time to forget ideology and concentrate on what Israel needs. Israel needs more professional full-time soldiers including front-line unit grunts. As many Israelis as possible should receive some training but a year's conscription would be sufficient. The girls should get married to Jewish boys and raise babies instead of being conscripted. The country would benefit more. The Tribe of Levi did not go out to war in Biblical Times. Those who learn in Yeshivot are in the same category. Jews learning in Yeshivot bring a blessing to the country and protect us from the enemy. Even on a straightforward economic basis they give more than they take. The more Torah learning we have the less problems we face.

2. Israeli Exports Up Nearly 15,000% Since 1948
by David Lev

In the 64 years since its establishment, exports from Israel have grown by some 15,000%. In 1948, Israel exported $6 million worth of products, but by 2011, that number had jumped to about $90 billion ' a rise of 1,400,000%. The per capita export rate ' the amount of export in terms of population ' was at the end of last year 173 times greater than it was in 1948.

Since 1949, Israel has signed free trade agreements with 39 countries; the first was with Hungary, with that agreement signed January 12, 1949.

The destination of Israeli exports has also changed significantly since the early days of the state. Between 1948 and 1970, Britain was Israel's chief overseas customer, with the U.S. in second place. After 1970, the U.S. became Israel's number one export market, a position it held until just recently, when the European Union countries edged the U.S. out as Israel's top export market. Within the EU, the current top markets are France, Germany, and Italy, while in the state's early days, Switzerland, Holland and the Scandinavian countries were Israel's best European customers. Currently in third place as an export market for Israel, perhaps surprisingly, is the Palestinian Authority. One of Israel's biggest markets in the 1970s was Iran, a market that has been completely eliminated over the past decades.

Brit-Am Note:
In the above article Note the importance of Britain until 1970 and also of Switzerland, Holland and the Scandinavian countries until recently.

3. What the Evangelicals Give the Jews
Michael Medved - Commentary Magazine, May 1st, 2012


... According to the Collaborationist argument, Jews and evangelicals should ignore profound differences in their core values and put aside sharp disagreements on American domestic issues in order to make common cause against the existential threat of Islamofascism.

Meanwhile, skeptics who seek to maintain the traditional Jewish wariness toward fervent Christian believers, let's designate them "Rejectionists", insist that the ardent evangelical embrace of the Zionist project only encourages the most intransigent and fanatical elements in Israel, thereby undermining chances for a peaceful settlement with the Palestinians. The doubters, moreover, question the theological sources of Christian Zionism, insisting that sunny proclamations of brotherhood actually mask dark intentions of mass conversion, married to apocalyptic visions that inevitably include the unappetizing prospect of large nuclear explosions in the vicinity of Jerusalem. As if that weren't enough, Christian conservatives (or, in the preferred locution of their leftist critics, 'the American Taliban') stand accused by the Rejectionists of seeking to impose the sort of ruthless theocratic rule that would make life intolerable for all religious minorities.

The clashing narratives of both friends and foes of the tentative Jewish-evangelical alliance require considerable correction, or at least corrective context.

Collaborationists make their first mistake in assuming that conservative Christians' support for Israel separates them significantly from their non-evangelical neighbors. David Frum examined public opinion surveys in 2000 and 2004 from the Annenberg Foundation, American National Election studies, and the National Jewish Democratic Council, and he found a 'surprisingly small gap in the attitudes [toward Israel] of evangelical Christians as compared [with] other non-Jews.' His conclusion: 'Yes, Evangelicals are a little more positive. But only a little.'

Given the overwhelming support for Israel by the public at large, that's hardly surprising; in fact, Gallup's most recent survey on the subject (February 2011) showed sympathy for the Jewish state at a 'near record-high'.All major U.S. population subgroups show greater sympathy for the Israelis than for the Palestinians.' The biggest differences in attitudes toward Israel involved political rather than religious orientation: 80 percent of Republicans backed Israel over the Palestinians, compared with 57 percent of both Democrats and Independents.

Wide-ranging American identification with Israel's struggle against Islamist terrorism (notably more intense, according to the polls, since the terrorist attacks of September 11) works against Collaborationist claims that evangelical support is so indispensable that American Jews must subordinate their disagreements on core principles in order to maintain an alliance of necessity.

The much larger problem with this line of thought is that the supposedly fundamental splits on basic core values between Jews and Christians do not actually exist. In which areas, exactly, can committed Jews identify irreconcilable differences with serious Christians when it comes to most significant questions of morals, ethics, and righteous behavior? Does anyone suppose that our Baptist neighbors cherish the centrality of the family less passionately than we do, or display a weaker commitment to acts of compassion for the poor, or express a more feeble determination to repair a broken world in the tradition of tikkun olam [Mending the World]?

But the Armageddon element has been vastly overplayed as an explanatory factor in the deep, broad evangelical support for Israel. In fact, American Christians endorsed Jewish return to the Holy Land long before the development of Theodor Herzl's modern Zionist movement'or the birth of nuclear weapons. In his fascinating 2007 book Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, Michael B. Oren (now Israel's ambassador to the United States) sketches vivid portraits of Christian dreamers and doers who committed themselves to restoring the Jews to their ancestral home more than a century before the reborn Israel joined the family of nations. In 1844, Warder Cresson became America's official consul in Jerusalem; he held the stalwart conviction that God had created the United States specifically to facilitate the restoration of a Jewish homeland and that the American eagle would 'overshadow the land with its wings' in fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy.

In the same year, an influential Biblical scholar and professor at New York University authored The Valley of Vision; or, the Dry Bones of Israel Revived. In that book, George Bush (a very distant relation to the two future presidents of that name) called for 'elevating' the Jewish people 'to a rank of honorable repute among the nations of the earth' through 'the literal return of the Jews to the land of their fathers.'

Zev Chafets, who spent 33 years in politics and journalism in Jerusalem (including service as chief press spokesman for Prime Minister Menachem Begin) sets the record straight in his 2007 book A Match Made in Heaven. 'The evangelical-Israeli alliance is not a pact between Christian and Israeli religious nuts,' he writes. 'It is a well-established relationship between the leaders of evangelical American Christianity and mainstream Israel. Every prime minister since Begin has relied on the support of the Christian right.' Chafets goes on to point out that Ehud Barak, the last prime minister from the Labor Party, authorizes his name to appear as part of the faculty at Pat Robertson's Regent University, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

What's more, the 'gains' to the Jewish population through conversion into the faith (9.1 percent) actually made up a bigger portion of the current community than the percentage of converts among either Protestants or Catholics. And although departing Jews shifted mostly to the unaffiliated/atheist/agnostic categories, the great bulk of those converting to Judaism came from one of the recognized Christian denominations (71.5 percent). In other words, Jews gain far more from Christians becoming Jews than we lose from Jews becoming Christians'with an especially insignificant loss to Christian evangelicals.

4. The Crony System That Makes Israelis Poorer
by Daniel Doron
The Wall Street Journal
May 3, 2012

...Even before the cottage-cheese boycott, the prime minister had appointed a commission to deal with Israel's extraordinary concentration of political and economic power. The latter had become the center of public furor after an April 2010 Bank of Israel report affirmed that "some 20 family business groups, structured as pyramids, control some 25% of firms listed for trading, about half of the market share." The report also noted that a mere handful of business groups received over 60% of Israel's available credit, which they invested in highly leveraged and speculative real-estate ventures.

Clearly, such concentration creates great risk for Israeli financial markets. It also denies small and medium-size businesses access to credit, blocking Israel's engines of growth. Two major regions, the southern Negev and the northern Galilee, with mostly small businesses, have suffered a permanent credit crunch. Living on average monthly salaries of $2,400, according to official figures, and having to pay for most consumer goods and services at prices similar to those in New York City, most Israeli families have difficulty making ends meet.

Strong vested interests blocking progress are not unique to Israel. Everywhere, powerful elites manage to erect entry barriers that cut competition, reduce efficiency and lower productivity. Generally impoverished Islamic countries are extreme examples of the ravages caused by such entrenched elites.

Mr. Netanyahu, Israel's first prime minister to understand economics, realized that economic viability is essential to Israel's survival and initiated bold reforms. He faces resistance from his bureaucracy and some coalition partners serving the tycoons and their lobbyists. Despite this and great challenges such as Iran and the prospect of new elections, Mr. Netanyahu could still convene a special session of parliament before the fall elections and pass the reforms he deems essential.

5. The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality


Homosexual activists attempt to portray their lifestyle as normal and healthy, and insist that homosexual relationships are the equivalent in every way to their heterosexual counterparts. Hollywood and the media relentlessly propagate the image of the fit, healthy, and well-adjusted homosexual. The reality is quite opposite to this caricature which was recently conceded by the homosexual newspaper New York Blade News:
Reports at a national conference about sexually transmitted diseases indicate that gay men are in the highest risk group for several of the most serious diseases. . . . Scientists believe that the increased number of sexually tranmitted diseases (STD) cases is the result of an increase in risky sexual practices by a growing number of gay men who believe HIV is no longer a life-threatening illness.

Instability and promiscuity typically characterize homosexual relationships. These two factors increase the incidence of serious and incurable stds. In addition, some homosexual behaviors put practitioners at higher risk for a variety of ailments...

Risky Sexual Behavior on the Rise Among Homosexuals. Despite two decades of intensive efforts to educate homosexuals against the dangers of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other stds, the incidence of unsafe sexual practices that often result in various diseases is on the rise.

Young Homosexuals are at Increased Risk. Following in the footsteps of the generation of homosexuals decimated by AIDS, younger homosexuals are engaging in dangerous sexual practices at an alarming rate.

Homosexual Promiscuity. Studies indicate that the average male homosexual has hundreds of sex partners in his lifetime:

' A.P. Bell and M.S. Weinberg, in their classic study of male and female homosexuality, found that 43 percent of white male homosexuals had sex with 500 or more partners, with 28 percent having 1,000 or more sex partners.[9]

' In their study of the sexual profiles of 2,583 older homosexuals published in Journal of Sex Research, Paul Van de Ven et al., found that only 2.7 percent claimed to have had sex with one partner only. The most common response, given by 21.6 percent of the respondents, was of having a hundred-one to five hundred lifetime sex partners.[10]

' A survey conducted by the homosexual magazine Genre found that 24 percent of the respondents said they had had more than a hundred sexual partners in their lifetime. The magazine noted that several respondents suggested including a category of those who had more than a thousand sexual partners.[11]

' In his study of male homosexuality in Western Sexuality: Practice and Precept in Past and Present Times, M. Pollak found that "few homosexual relationships last longer than two years, with many men reporting hundreds of lifetime partners."[12]

' The journal AIDS reported that men involved in relationships engaged in anal intercourse and oral-anal intercourse with greater frequency than those without a steady partner.[15] Anal intercourse has been linked to a host of bacterial and parasitical sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a collection of more than seventy types of viruses that can cause warts, or papillomas, on various parts of the body. More than twenty types of HPV are incurable STDs that can infect the genital tract of both men and women. Most HPV infections are subclinical or asymptomatic, with only one in a hundred people experiencing genital warts.

' HPV is "almost universal" among homosexuals. According to the homosexual newspaper The Washington Blade: "A San Francisco study of Gay and bisexual men revealed that HPV infection was almost universal among HIV-positive men, and that 60 percent of HIV-negative men carried HPV."[17]

' HPV can lead to anal cancer.

Hepatitis: A potentially fatal liver disease that increases the risk of liver cancer.

 Hepatitis A....

Hepatitis B.....

Hepatitis C .....


'' The incidence of throat Gonorrhea is strongly associated with homosexual behavior...

Syphilis: ...In addition, the Archives of Internal Medicine found that homosexuals acquired syphilis at a rate ten times that of heterosexuals.[30]

Gay Bowel Syndrome (GBS)...

' Proctitis and Proctocolitis ... [etc.]

HIV/AIDS Among Homosexuals. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is responsible for causing AIDS, for which there exists no cure.

' Homosexual men are the largest risk category. The CDC reports that homosexuals comprise the single largest exposure category of the more than 600,000 males with AIDS in the United States. As of December 1999, "men who have sex with men" and "men who have sex with men and inject drugs" together accounted for 64 percent of the cumulative total of male AIDS cases.[39]
likely as heterosexual men to have a history of problem drinking."[67] The study noted that problem drinking may contribute to the "significantly higher STD rates among gay and bisexual men."[68]
etc, etc,

Violence in Lesbian and Homosexual Relationships.
...Homosexual and lesbian relationships are far more violent than are traditional married households:

' The Bureau of Justice Statistics (U.S. Department of Justice) reports that married women in traditional families experience the lowest rate of violence compared with women in other types of relationships.[72]

It should be noted that most studies of family violence do not differentiate between married and unmarried partner status. Studies that do make these distinctions have found that marriage relationships tend to have the least intimate partner violence when compared to cohabiting or dating relationships.[73]

High Incidence of Mental Health Problems among Homosexuals and Lesbians. ...75 percent of the nearly 2,000 respondents had pursued psychological counseling of some kind, many for treatment of long-term depression or sadness:... Thirty-seven percent had been physically abused and 32 percent had been raped or sexually attacked.

Greater Risk for Suicide.

' A study of twins that examined the relationship between homosexuality and suicide, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry,found that homosexuals with same-sex partners were at greater risk for overall mental health problems, and were 6.5 times more likely than their twins to have attempted suicide. The higher rate was not attributable to mental health or substance abuse disorders.[75]

Reduced Life Span. A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology on the mortality rates of homosexualsconcluded that they have a significantly reduced life expectancy:
In a major Canadian centre, life expectancy at age twenty for gay and bisexual men is eight to twenty years less than for all men.

Those who advocate full acceptance of homosexual behavior choose to downplay the growing and incontrovertible evidence regarding the serious, life-threatening health effects associated with the homosexual lifestyle.

Brit-Am Note:
Exodus 22:
19 “Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 18
22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. 23 Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it.

Leviticus 20:
13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.


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