Contents: Jerusalem News nos 391-420
Jerusalem News nos 391-420
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 18:59:58 +0200
Jerusalem News-391
1. PA Encourages and Supports Suicide Bombing
2. Guysen Israel  News
Suicide Bombers in Iraq
Plane Crash in Teheran
Unknown Palestinian Soldier  Monument Blown Up
 White House Kitchen Made Kosher
3. Oil  in Kazakhstan. Maybe worth Noting
4. Israel Preparing a Strike Against Iran? (Officially denied)
5. Yaakov Ish Tam: No Jews or Dogs!!
6. A "Rational" Explanation of Biblical Plagues.
7. Professor YEHUDA FELIX Passes Away

1. PA Encourages and Supports Suicide Bombing
Extracts Only by Brit-Am

From: "" <>

Subject: What are the "root causes" of terror?
                                   Communique: 6 December 2005
Scene of Netanya Suicide Bombing, Palestinians March in Celebration of Netanya bombing (both are Reuters)
In yet another bloody Palestinian terrorist attack, five Israelis were killed outside a shopping mall in Netanya while scores of others were wounded.
According to the FrontPage Magazine:
The Palestinian daily, al Hayat al Jadida has reported that Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, signed a new law to support the families of suicide bombers.
Enacting a special law to financially support terrorists will ensure that this kind of activity continues. Each shahid's family will receive a monthly stipend of at least $250. The family of a married shahid will receive an additional $50. Parents will receive an additional $25, and each additional child and/or brother or sister will get another $15.
The PA's message to its people is clear, suicide bombings are legitimate and worthy of state compensation.


As documented by Palestinian Media Watch, the Palestinian Authority continues to run media programming that encourages suicide attacks. This has not changed since the death of Arafat, despite the PA's clear Road Map obligations to end all incitement and control terror.

2. Guysen Israel  News
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2005 07:45:22 +0000
From: Guysen Israel  News <>
December 7th, 2005
Suicide Bombers in Iraq
20:28  A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a cafe in Baghdad killing 3 people and wounding 11 others. Earlier Tuesday, two Islamist suicide bombers blew themselves up killing 43 people. (Guysen.Isra l.News)

Plane Crash in Teheran
19:09  At least 128 people died in a crash in Teheran when a military plane landed on a residential area of the Iranian capital. (Guysen.Isra l.News)

Unknown Palestinian Soldier  Monument Blown Up
14:06  The monument of the unknown Palestinian soldier in the Gaza Strip was destroyed in an explosion. According to some Palestinians, the blast was the result of an Israeli missile. (Guysen.Isra l.News)
However, others said that the stele, regarded as contrary to Islam, was damaged by Muslim extremists. The monument, which symbolizes the Palestinian struggle against Israel and where there is no actual grave, was erected by the Egyptians in 1956 and destroyed by Israelis in 1967. Rebuilt in 1993 on Yasser Arafat's order, it was now destroyed for the second time.

 White House Kitchen Made Kosher
13:25  The White House kitchen was kosherized for a Hanukka party. It's the first time that a caterer prepares the meal in the actual house - usually everything is ready made and brought in. (Guysen.Isra l.News)
The date of the Hanukka dinner was put forward because most of the US leaders are leaving Washington before December 25, the date on which the Holiday starts this year.

3. Oil  in Kazakhstan. Maybe worth Noting
Source: MaxNews

"Fifteen years ago," reports Asia Online, "Kazakhstan barely mattered."

Then the second largest oil field in the world was discovered offshore in the Caspian Sea...

And according to the State Department, there are about 178 BILLION more barrels of oil and gas waiting to be discovered there - making it the largest untapped source of energy on the planet.

Asia Online continues: "Most of its fields are yet to come on stream, but when they do... they'll likely hold sway over enough oil supply to destroy the price setting power of OPEC."

4. Israel Preparing a Strike Against Iran? (Officially denied)
Subject: Israel readies forces for strike on nuclear Iran

Israel readies forces for strike on nuclear Iran
Uzi Mahnaimi, Tel Aviv, and Sarah Baxter, Washington
The Sunday TimesDecember 11, 2005,,2089-1920074,00.html

ISRAEL'S armed forces have been ordered by Ariel Sharon, the prime minister,
to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium
enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed.

The order came after Israeli intelligence warned the government that Iran
was operating enrichment facilities, believed to be small and concealed in
civilian locations.

Iran's stand-off with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over
nuclear inspections and aggressive rhetoric from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the
Iranian president, who said last week that Israel should be moved to Europe,
are causing mounting concern.

Defence sources in Israel believe the end of March to be the "point of no
return" after which Iran will have the technical expertise to enrich uranium
in sufficient quantities to build a nuclear warhead in two to four years.

"Israel - and not only Israel - cannot accept a nuclear Iran," Sharon warned
recently. "We have the ability to deal with this and we're making all the
necessary preparations to be ready for such a situation."

It is believed Israel would call on its top special forces brigade, Unit
262 - the equivalent of the SAS - and the F-15I strategic 69 Squadron, which
can strike Iran and return to Israel without refuelling.

"If we opt for the military strike," said a source, "it must be not less
than 100% successful. It will resemble the destruction of the Egyptian air
force in three hours in June 1967."

The March deadline set for military readiness also stems from fears that
Iran is improving its own intelligence-gathering capability. In October it
launched its first satellite, the Sinah-1, which was carried by a Russian
space launcher.

"The Iranians' space programme is a matter of deep concern to us," said an
Israeli defence source. "If and when we launch an attack on several Iranian
targets, the last thing we need is Iranian early warning received by

Russia last week signed an estimated $1 billion contract - its largest since
2000 - to sell Iran advanced Tor-M1 systems capable of destroying guided
missiles and laser-guided bombs from aircraft.

The date set for possible Israeli strikes on Iran also coincides with Israel's
general election on March 28, prompting speculation that Sharon may be
sabre-rattling for votes.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the frontrunner to lead Likud into the elections, said
that if Sharon did not act against Iran, "then when I form the new Israeli
government, we'll do what we did in the past against Saddam's reactor, which
gave us 20 years of tranquillity".


5. Yaakov Ish Tam: No Jews or Dogs!!
Extracts Only

I have been following the recent saga in the Red Cross with growing disgust. For those of you who are not familiar with the issues at hand, Israel and its official relief agency Magen David Adom (Red Star of David) has traditionally been rejected membership as an official member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies because of its refusal to adopt either a cross or crescent as its official symbol. When Israel suggested allowing the additional symbol of the Red Magen David in 1949, the organization rejected the request for the reason that "They don't want to have too many symbols." Contrast this to the refusal of the Muslim world to display a cross on their equipment, and the almost immediate acceptence of the Red Crescent as an official symbol. Since that initial refusal, the Arab countries have fought tooth an nail to keep Israel out of the organization; that is until today.

Yes ladies and gentlemen, today is an historic day for the State of Israel, the Jewish People and Magen David Adom. Finally, after over 50 years of ongoing struggle, despite the current objections of Syria, the governing body of the International Red Cross/Crescent societies have approved Israel's membership. Oh, there's just one more thing. In order to join Israel must adopt the newly created alternative symbol the "Red Crystal" and hereby refrain from using the Red Star of David.

Before you get excited, it is not as bad as it sounds. If MDA wants they can continue to use the Magen David INSIDE the red crystal on DOMESTIC and fundraising missions and even on foreign relief missions where the host country is not "offended" by the symbol. How magnanimous of them. Where do I sign?

Yes my friends, you have heard correctly. Jews may finally join the Red Cross/Crescent but only on the condition that they stop being Jewish. The benevolent nations of the world will allow us to join their "club" and participate in relief missions saving THEIR citizens from disasters, but only on the condition that we never G-d forbid reveal from whence we came.

I am not old enough to remember this myself, but I have heard many first hand accounts that in the recent past, even in "Jewish New York", hotels, businesses and places of entertainment used to prominently display signs in the entranceway that said "No Jews or Dogs!!" There was many a country club in the Northeastern US which did not allow any minorities including Jews to join. They still unofficially exist today on Long Island and New England although at least today (unlike the Red Cross), they have the decency to hide their "eligibility requirements". Of course, as Jews look similar to their WASP neighbors, they would often "make an exception" and let you in as long as you paid an "extra" membership fee and promised never to reveal the fact that you were Jewish.

We need to ask ourselves, what does Israel or MDA gain from this newly found "acceptance"? The "privilege" to go and save the lives of people who hate us and won't even allow us to display a non offensive symbol of Judaism on our uniforms and ambulances?

The Torah records a prophetic blessing given to the Jewish People "Behold it is a nation that dwells alone and is not counted among the other nations" (Numbers 23:9).

How many of us remember this verse in our daily lives and really consider it to be a blessing? We dedicate our lives to being accepted by the world at large and the harder we try the more they remind us that "No Jews or Dogs" are allowed!

Maybe we should once and for all, make Jewish history, take the last shred of dignity that we have left as a people, and tell the Red Cross and all other Anti-Semitic organizations of the world what they can do with their membership cards!

6. A "Rational" Explanation of Biblical Plagues.
The following article does not have to be "accepted"
but it is worth reading.
UW professor studies Biblical plagues

7. Professor YEHUDA FELIX Passes Away
From: Arutz-7 Editor <>
Arutz Sheva News Service

Sunday, December 11, 2005,
10 Kislev 5766

By Hillel Fendel

Prof. Yehuda Felix of Jerusalem, who devoted his life to research of
the world of botany and zoology in the Bible, passed away on Dec. 2 at
the age of 83.

Prof. Felix, 83 at his death, was among the founders of the Land of
Israel Studies Department at Bar Ilan University, and headed it for
many years.  He authored some 20 books and dozens of articles; his
last work was a new edition of Tractate Maasrot of the Jerusalem
Talmud, published this year.  Among his works was the classic, &quot;Flora
and Fauna in the Mishna.&quot;

Prof. Felix immigrated to the Holy Land in 1939 at the age of 17, and
lived for several years in the religious Kibbutz Sdei Eliyahu in the
Jordan Valley.  After graduating from Hebrew University, he lectured
in Bar Ilan, and frequently in Yeshiva and Harvard Universities as

His papers and writings combined research in Torah and science.  A
representative paper of his dealt with a puzzling incident in the past
week's Torah portion, in which the Patriarch Jacob mysteriously
arranged for the birth of a surprisingly large number of speckled
sheep.  Prof. Felix explained Jacob's success based on the Mendelian
genetics principles of dominant and recessive genes.  His theory is
that Jacob treated the early-mating sheep and the late-maters
differently [see Gen. 30, 41-42, and Rashi], in accordance with the
discovery some decades ago of the fact that such behavior reveals the
sheep's white/speckled genotype. (The article was published in Hebrew
in Techumin Vol. 3.)
[An adaptation of this article was used in part to describe
environmental influence on racial phenotypes in our book
"The Tribes" and in our article:

Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 11:17:02 +0200
Jerusalem News-392
1. UK Helped Israel Obtain Nuclear Bomb
2. Leftwing Israelis are Anti-Jewish
3. Washington D.C. More Dangerous to Americans than Iraq?
4. Israeli Tourism Booming?
5. Brit-Am Contributes to Israel's Tourism Effort
Photos of Shiloh and Mount Hermon
6. The Anchor of America is Israel
7. Quotation

1. UK Helped Israel Obtain Nuclear Bomb
Guysen Israel News <>
 December 11th, 2005

21:27  According to an investigation led by the British TV channel BBC, in the 50's, the UK knew that the heavy water it sold to Norway would be delivered to Israel (1959) and used for its nuclear weapon development projects. (Guysen.Isral.News)
The British governement said that it knew neither of Israel's exact intentions, nor of the transaction plans between Norway and the Jewish State. Following those revelations, some members of the British Parliament are demanding that the matter be investigated, but as of now, the Foreign Ministry denied everything outright.

2. Leftwing Israelis are Anti-Jewish

Survey: Leftists prefer Palestinians to settlers,7340,L-3183073,00.html

While most Israeli Jews rank Palestinians first on their hostility scale,
left-wing Israelis hate settlers more, new survey reveals
Meir Turjeman

Israelis who support the left-wing parties are more hostile toward Jewish
settlers than they are toward the Palestinians, a new survey reported by
Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth on Monday revealed.

The survey, which was conducted by Prof. Dalia Mor of The College of
Management in Rishon Letzion, aimed at examining the attitudes of
500 Jewish respondents toward the different sectors in Israeli society:
Ashkenaz Jews, Sepharadic Jews, secular Jews, settlers, ultra-orthodox Jews,
rightists, leftists, Israeli-Arabs, Palestinians, new immigrants, settlers
and foreign workers.

The survey revealed that the public most hated by the Jewish population are
the Palestinians, followed by the settlers.

However, with respondent who defined themselves left-wing supporters,
hostility toward the settlers ranked higher (67 percent), than hostility
toward the Palestinians (55 percent).

Haredi Jews ranked third on the list, while among religious and right-wing
respondents, the spot was reserved for Israeli leftists.

Sepharadic Jews, however, rated both the Arabs and the settlers in third

(12.12.05, 09:27)

IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis

3. Washington D.C. More Dangerous to Americans than Iraq?
Taken from another list:
From: "ireland"

If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the
Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2112
deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000. That means that you are
about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which
has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in

Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C.

From: "Brian"
I don't know were your getting the idea that those deaths were
all firearms deaths. A lot of the deaths, if not most, were
probably caused by explosions and logistics accidents.

4. Israeli Tourism Booming?

Spokesperson's Office
2005-0005-1027 Reference No:
December 13, 2005

Press Release

73 Per Cent Rise in First-Time Visitors to Israel; Incoming Tourism Revenues
for First Half of Year Leap 23 Per Cent to $1.1 Billion

Israel's Tourism Minister Avraham Hirchson: "We are in the midst of an
economic revolution; Tourism is one of the main engines of growth."

The Semi-Annual Israeli Inbound Tourism Survey released today shows that in
the first six months of 2005, there was a 73 per cent increase in the number
of first-time visitors to Israel-328,000 compared to 190,000 in the same
period last year. The number of those arriving in the country for touring
and sightseeing purposes more than doubled to 156,000 from 75,000 in the
first half of 2004. Revenues from foreign tourism rose 23 per cent to $1.1

"The data show the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. Tourism is a
major source of revenue for all sectors of Israeli society," says Israeli
Minister of Tourism Avraham Hirchson.

11,000 tourists were interviewed for the survey which is intended to provide
a snapshot of foreign tourists to Israel. The survey outlines their
expenses, length of stay, purpose of visit, where tourists stay and more.

According to the survey, in the first six months of 2005, the number of
tourists identifying themselves as Catholic rose 91 per cent to 156,000,
104,000 described themselves as Protestant (+39 per cent), 104,000 as other
Christian (+53 per cent), 371,000 as Jewish (+5 per cent) and 130,000 said
that they had no religious affiliation (+27 per cent).

The number of tourists arriving in Israel for pilgrimage purposes doubled
from 68,000 in the first six months of 2004 to 138,000 this year. A 36 per
cent rise in the number of business travelers was also reported. Those
arriving on organized tours numbered 181,600 in the first six months of
2005, up 40 per cent from 88,000 a year ago.

IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis

5. Brit-Am Contributes to Israel's Tourism Effort
Photos of Shiloh and Mount Hermon

Due to our patriotic nature, altruistic disposition, and noble attributes
(and also our desire to bring Joseph and Judah together)
Brit-Am is helping promote an Ephraimite tour


(1. Overall Description of Tour
(2. Tour Price
(3.Shiloh; Pictures; the Importance of Shiloh; and the Need for Unity Between Judah and Joseph
(4. Itinerary of Tour

For Photos of Shiloh and Mount Hermon
Go to

6. The Anchor of America is Israel
From: Eliezer <>
Subject: Muslim Editor... "Islam Is Now Rooted In Jew-Hatred" - Must Listen -

"The United States of America today, is controlled by radical Islamists, by American
so-called Muslim friends in the Middle East. American policies are influenced by Saudi money - by the Arab money - the radical Islamist money. The media in The United
States of America is controlled by radical Islamist money. That's why I do not see any
hope for any good to come out so long as America allows itself to act like 1938
bombs on Britian. America today is just like Chamberlain of Britain of 1938. It has to
wake up!... It has to see America is like a big ship, but it's anchor is Israel. If it allows
the enemies of Israel to use America to hurt Israel, eventually it will be The United
States of America that is going to be hurt."  [Dr. Tashbi Sieyev, Editor-In-Chief of
Pakistan Today]

7. Quotation
"We just made up in our mind that we where not going to get beat".
Larry Bird - famous US basketball player ("The Celtics") born in Indiana.

Jerusalem News-393
1. Bees Can Fly?
2. Ultra Orthodox Jews Live Longer
3.  Daniel Pinner [Brit-Am Sympathizer and Israeli Patriot] Remains in Prison
4. Jerusalem News Archive Gets Underway
5. Proverbs 4:5-10

1. Bees Can Fly?
A California scientist, Michael Dickinson, may have come up with the correct explanation
as to how a bee can fly.
Up unto now the flight of the bee was from an engineering point of view
considered theoretically impossible
BUT the bees were flying anyway!

2. Ultra Orthodox Jews Live Longer
A comparison of Ultra-Orthodox Jews with secular ones
in Israel showed that the Ultra-Orthodox males have a 15%
better chance of fulfilling their life expectancy (whatever that means)
and the Ultra-Orthodox females an advantage of  7% when compared to
their secular counterparts.

3.  Daniel Pinner [Brit-Am Sympathizer and Israeli Patriot ] Remains in Prison
By Hillel Fendel
Friday, December 23, 2005, 22 Kislev 5766

Daniel Pinner of Kfar Tapuach, imprisoned since June on charges that his self-defense shots wounded a Gush Katif Arab, will remain in prison for at least another month, a High Court justice ruled.

Though the evidence against him is weak, his attorney Baruch Ben-Yosef says, no judge in Israel has beeen willing to release him even to a form of house arrest. The latest to hear an appeal on this issue was Supreme Court Justice Eliezer Rivlin, Thursday, Dec. 22. "It looked at first like he saw through the whole story [and would release him to house arrest]," Ben-Yosef said, "but in the end, the usual happened... [The judge] said that the case is almost over, and things like that."

"My client admits that he fired," Ben-Yosef sums up the case, "but not at the Arab in question - and there is no proof that it was his bullet that hit him."

Pinner, 38 and unmarried, was in Gush Katif to volunteer his services as a licensed electrician in refurbishing the Palm Beach Hotel in the last weeks of the the Jewish presence there. He was taking a walk on the beach when "about 50 Arabs throwing rocks attacked me," he recently told IsraelNationalRadio's Avi Hyman. "I was carrying an Uzi, so I shot in the air. After a few yards they began throwing rocks again, so I fired several more shots in the air. The Arabs then backed off, and I went back to the hotel. Four days later I was arrested at home, with the police claiming that I had shot one of the Arabs and wounded him. First they said in the chest, later it turned out that there was an Arab who claimed to have been shot in the leg. Because of that I am in jail almost six months."

Pinner insists that his life was "clearly in danger."

The case is being heard by Be'er Sheva District Court Justice Rachel Barkai. In this week's hearing, she told both sides to present written summations - unless they wanted to limit themselves to a 10-minute oral presentation. Both sides said that ten minutes would be far from sufficient to sum up a months-long case. The prosecution will therefore present its summation within ten days, followed ten days later by the defense. A verdict is expected on January 24.

Asked earlier this month why he thinks he is still in prison despite his innocence, Pinner said, "At every stage the judges continue to claim that I am a danger to society. I think the real reason I am still in jail is that at the very first hearing, all those months ago, I was denied any legal representation, held incommunicado for five days, and there was a total news blackout on the basis of a request from the Shabak [General Security Service]... My arrest was extended ten days originally, then fifteen and so on and so on, based on a secret Shabak report which I have not seen and probably will never see."

Daniel Pinner said he would appreciate messages from supporters via voicemail at
03-906-8079 (+972-3-906-8079 from outside Israel) or by regular mail at: Daniel Pinner- Maasiyahu Prison, POB 13 72100, Disengagement Wing. He asks for prayers for Daniel Moshe Tzvi ben (son of) Channah Malka Fayge.

4. Jerusalem News Archive Gets Underway
We have begun a Jerusalem News Archive.
So far only the first 30 and the last 2 have been posted
but at least a beginning has been made.

5. Proverbs 4:5-10

Jerusalem News-394
1. NY Times: Israel on Verge of High-tech Boom?
2. George S. Patton: Quotations
3. Graves of the Maccabees?
4. Gershon Salomon: New Discovery on Temple Mount
5. A Biblical Blessing in Ancient Silver

1. NY Times: Israel on Verge of High-tech Boom?

Extracts Only:
High-Tech Industry in Israel Goes From Bust to Boom
 December 26, 2005

KIRYAT GAT, Israel, Dec. 19 - Israel's high-tech sector is having its best year since the dot-com implosion in 2000, and the evidence includes this working-class town, where bulldozers are rapidly clearing acres of land for a huge, state-of-the-art chip-making plant.

The Intel Corporation, the world's largest chip maker, announced this month that it would invest $3.5 billion to build a new plant, adjacent to an existing one that makes Pentium 4 chips, at an industrial park in this town in southern Israel, which has long struggled economically despite the money poured into it.

Intel already has six design and production facilities scattered across Israel and more than 6,000 workers, making it one of the country's largest private employers. It will be adding at least 2,000 jobs at the new plant, which will produce 12-inch chip wafers, the company says.

"Intel has a long history of high-tech manufacturing in Israel, and this is a natural continuation of that," said Alex Kornhauser, the general manger of Intel's operations in Israel. "When the manufacturing requires highly skilled people, we believe we have a competitive advantage here."

The Intel project is a leading example of the overall resurgence of the high-tech sector, which generates more than $13 billion of annual exports, or about 40 percent of Israel's total exports, according to government figures.

From large manufacturers such as Intel to start-ups financed by venture capital firms in the Tel Aviv suburb of Herzliya, the industry appears to have largely recovered after taking a pounding five years ago. Israel now has more than 70 companies listed on the Nasdaq, more than any other country outside of the United States.

With high-tech playing a significant role, Israel's economy is expected to grow about 5 percent this year, after growing around 4 percent last year. This follows three years of economic turbulence during which the country suffered one of its worst recessions.

Throughout the 1990's, the technology industry modernized and reshaped an economy with socialist roots and many large, state-run companies. The sector established a reputation for producing innovative start-up firms that are often incorporated in the United States. But in 2000, Israel was hit not only by the dot-com collapse, but also by the Palestinian uprising, which drove away foreign players who had been crucial to high-tech development here.

The number of high-technology workers in Israel peaked at more than 66,000 in the year 2000, then fell to around 53,000 in the years 2001-2003, and has rebounded to reach 61,000 this year, according to the government's Central Bureau of Statistics.

Israelis point to several factors in the nation's high-tech success.

Israel's military has been a leader in adopting new technology, and it works closely with civilian companies. One example is Elbit Systems, which makes night-vision equipment and has customers that include the United States military.

Also, Israeli men and women are required to perform military service after high school. Many gain experience in a variety of high-tech systems, which leads directly to future careers.

And Israel's close ties with the United States have made it a natural choice for young companies searching for investors, stock listings and marketing guidance.

The Israeli government, meanwhile, has sought to tap the high-tech sector to develop isolated areas such as Kiryat Gat.

Kiryat Gat is a development town, one of many established by the government over the years with the intention of directing immigrants to more sparsely populated areas. Such towns have usually fared poorly.

Israel has long been regarded as a high-tax country, but the Israeli government offered Intel a 10 percent tax rate, compared with 35 percent in the United States, Mr. Otellini said.

"The benefit package put forth by the Israeli government was part of the equation," said Mr. Kornhauser. "This is a good investment for Intel and for the state of Israel."

2. George S. Patton: Quotations

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.

"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking."

"You're never beaten until you admit it."

George S. Patton.

3. Graves of the Maccabees?
An article in "Haaretz" about where the graves of the Maccabee-Hasmoneans may be.

4. Gershon Salomon: New Discovery on Temple Mount

From: Temple Mount Faithful <>
Subject: [Tmflist] For the First Time a Seal with Hebrew Writing from the First
 Temple was Discovered on the Temple Mount

[Extract Only]
For the First Time a Seal with Hebrew Writing from the First Temple was Discovered on the Temple Mount
Archeologists: This is an Exciting Greeting from the House of King David

Recently, an unprecedented archeological find was made among the rubble removed from the Temple Mount. This rare discovery, made by archeologists Dr. Gabriel Barkay and Tzachi Sweig while sifting this rubble
 is a broken seal, impression, or bulla written in Hebrew from the time of the First Temple. It was discovered among the earth that the Arabs removed from the Temple Mount during illegal diggings in the area of Solomons Stables on the Temple Mount. The discovering of the seal raised great excitement in Israel. The seal was made of baked mud and its size is less than one centimetre. It was drawn on a string that tied documents, certificates, and letters. One of the names on the seal ended with the Hebrew letters yehu. Dr Barkay stated that this is a direct greeting from the house of King David. He dated the seal to the 6th Century B.C.E. He also said that we can learn new things from the three lines on the seal. The tremendous importance of this discovery is this is the first time that we have a written discovery with Hebrew text from the First Temple age that was discovered on the Temple Mount .

The rubble that Dr. Gabriel  Barkay and Tzachi Sweig have been sorting through the last few months was removed from  the Temple Mount by the Arabs and dumped in the area of the Kiddron Valley and on a garbage dump not far from there. The rubble came from their digging on the Temple Mount when they built an illegal mosque in the holy area of Solomons Stables (which were never stables but were an important part of the Second Temple complex). These diggings were undertaken by the Arabs on the Temple Mount to destroy the remains from the First and Second Temple and to convert the Jewish Temple Mount to an Islamic site. This is a terrible desecration of the holy hill of G-d, His Holy Temple, and His Holy Name. It is a terrible crime against the G-d and people of Israel and all the world. When they dumped the rubble from the Temple Mount they not only wanted to desecrate the Gd of Israel and the universe and His Holy Temple and Name but also to contempt them. The late Director of the Israeli Antiquities Authority, Amir Drori stated that it is an archeological crime against the Jewish people and the whole world.
Gershon Salomon
Chairman, The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement

Temple Mount Faithful
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P.O. Box 18325
91182 Jerusalem
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5. A Biblical Blessing in Ancient Silver

[Extracts Only]

'Silver scrolls' are oldest O.T. scripture, archaeologist says
February 27, 2004

While excavating a burial tomb near Jerusalem in 1979, Gabriel Barkay uncovered the oldest known copy of Old Testament scripture. The priestly blessing, recorded in Numbers 6:24-26, was discovered on two small silver scrolls dated to the 7th century B.C.

"This was a discovery of utmost importance," said Barkay, professor of archaeology at Bar Ilan University near Tel Aviv.  These verses pre-date the famous Dead Sea Scrolls by approximately four centuries.

The two silver scrolls were discovered by Barkay's team in a rock-hewn burial cave southwest of the ancient city of Jerusalem. The structure of the tomb was of interest to Barkay because it dated to the First Temple period, but it appeared that over centuries looters had taken all the artifacts. The tomb had last been used for storing Turkish army rifles during the Ottoman period.

However, Barkay and his team discovered that some artifacts had been preserved in a bone repository in the tomb. When a family member died, he or she was placed on a burial bench in the tomb along with personal items such as vases and jewelry, Barkay explained. After the dead body decayed, the bones were collected and placed in a bone repository located in a separate area of the tomb. The practice is referred to in the Old Testament as being gathered unto his fathers.

At some point a layer of the repositorys ceiling broke lose and covered the collected bones and personal items. Barkay said that the piece of ceiling appeared to be nothing more than the repository floor. An Israeli schoolboy helping clean the repository during excavations accidentally broke through the layer, revealing many bones and artifacts below.

As the team sifted through the items in repository, they discovered the two scrolls. After the initial discovery in 1979, scholars had the daunting task of unrolling and deciphering the text. They had no idea how important the find would be.

"It took us three years to unroll it [the larger scroll]," Barkay said. "When unrolled, it was covered with very delicately scratched characters. The first word we could decipher was the 'YHWH' sometimes anglicized as Jehovah. This is the name of the Lord in the Hebrew Bible."

Until this time no inscriptions with the name of God had been found in Jerusalem.

The larger of the two scrolls was only about three inches long when it was unrolled. The smaller one was just over two inches long. Barkay said the thin fragile silver of each scroll was etched with 19 lines of tiny, Hebrew script. It was years before researchers realized that the inscription was an almost exact representation of the priestly blessing found in Numbers. Careful study revealed that the Hebrew characters used were distinctive of the 7th century B.C.

In English the verses read: "The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace."

Barkay published a book about the find in 1986, but recent advances in computer technology have helped researchers discover additional verses on the silver scrolls. The new research technique revealed that the scroll contains other verses from the Pentateuch. Barkay has written a manuscript about these other finds and plans to publish it in the near future.

Oldest Scrolls Ever Found Bestow High Blessing!
Solomon's Temple contain Holy Name of Jehovah.
by Benjamin Hartman

[Extract Only]

The larger scroll is 1.1 inches long (2.75 cm), with a diameter of 0.43 inches (1.1 cm), while the smaller scroll is only 0.45 inches long (1.12 cm), with a diameter of 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). The experts at the Israel Museum Laboratories succeeded, after much difficulty, in developing a special technique for unrolling the tiny, delicate scrolls. Unrolled, the two scrolls, which were made of almost pure sheet-silver (ninty-nine percent silver, one percent copper), contained inscriptions in the ancient Hebrew alphabet. The inscriptions were written prior to the mid-seventh century BC and were delicately incised with a sharp instrument, probably as Jeremiah says, "with a pen of iron, with the point of a diamond." (17:1).

Deciphering the tiny letters are difficult, and not all the inscription can be clearly read. However, what can be deciphered reveals the oldest biblical text ever found.

First, the end of the owner's name "... yahu" appears to be preserved on the first line. This was a common form of name during the Kingdom of David. Names like "Ye'sha'aiahu" ("Isaiah") and "Yi'rmi'iahu" (Jeremiah) end similarly.

Even more interesting is the fact that the name is followed by legible Hebrew text, which, while fragmentary, contains the well-known and beloved Priestly High Blessing, included in which are the oldest inscriptions of the Divine Name of God, "Y'H'W'H" - "Jehovah." The words of the blessing are almost identical to the verses in Numbers 6:24-26 in which God gave Mosses the blessing to be used by the priesthood for the children of Israel. The lines of the silver scroll read:

"The Lord bless thee and keep thee; the Lord make His face shine upon thee and be gracious unot thee; The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee peace." The inscription on the smaller scroll, not as well preserved, also contained 19 lines. The letters are up to 0.14 inches high (0.35 cm). The name of the owner, "Benayahu" or "Sh'banyahu" appears on the first line. The next three lines are undecipherable, but from the fifth line on, the following can be read:

These small, silver scrolls, so fragile and precious, small enough to hold in the palm of a hand, carry a powerful message from ancient times to the world today. They signify the value of God's Word to His people, then - and now. The High Priestly Blessing, given so long ago to God's chosen, still blesses us and is a part of our worship today.

Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 12:45:14 +0200
Jerusalem News-395
1. Some Jewish Contributions to the World
2. JP URL on Chanukha, History, and Archaeology
3. Update to Brit-Am Website Entry Warns Against Conspiracy Theory Danger

1. Some Jewish Contributions to the World
Forwarded by
 david feld
Subject: Stand up and be proud!
Extracts Only [We assume the following article is accurate but on some points it may not
be. Handle with caution]:

Interesting Jewish Facts

(1. Lillian Friedman married Cruz Rivera. They named their baby Geraldo Miguel Rivera.( Funny, it doesn't sound Jewish....) Since, according to Jewish law, anyone born to a Jewish mother is Jewish, Geraldo Rivera is Jewish. As were, among others: Fiorella Laguardia, Winston Churchill and Cary Grant, as explained below.

(2. Fiorella Laguardia's mother's name was Jacobson.  His father was not Jewish. Laguardia spoke seven languages - including Hebrew and Yiddish - fluently.

(3. Winston Churchill's mother's name was Jenny Jerome.

(4. Cary Grant's mother, Elsie, was Jewish. His father, Elias Leach, was not. Grant's original name was Archibald Alexander Leach. (Robin Leach is his first cousin).

(5. Peter Sellers' mother, Margaret Marks, was Jewish. His father, Bill Sellers, was Protestant.  Peter's real name is Richard Henry Sellers.

(6. David Bowie's mother is Jewish, his father is not. One of Bowie's album covers discusses his Jewish ancestry. His real name: David Stenton Haywood-Jones.

(7. Robert DeNiro's mother is Jewish; his father is not.

(8. Shari Belafonte's mother is Jewish. Her father, Harry, has a Jewish grandfather.

(9. Olivia Newton-John's Jewish grandfather was a Nobel Prize winning physicist.

(10. Harrison Ford's mother is Russian-Jewish, his father is Irish-Catholic.


Fact: The first theatre to be used solely for the showing of motion pictures was built by a
Jew (Adolf Zukor).

Fact: The first full-length sound picture, The Jazz Singer was produced by the Jewish Samuel L. Goldwyn &Louis B. Mayer (MGM).

Fact: A Jew (Dr. Abraham Waksman) coined the term antibiotics.

Fact: A Polish Jew (Casimir Funk) who pioneered a new field of medical research gave us a word now common in our language - vitamins.

 Fact: The first successful operation for appendicitis was performed by a Jewish surgeon (Dr. Simon Baruch)

Fact: The doctor (Dr. Abraham Jacobi) hailed as America's father of pediatrics was a Jew.

Fact: Until a Jewish doctor (Dr. Siccary) showed differently, Americans believed the tomato was poisonous.

Fact: Jewish Levi "Levi's" Strauss (inventor of jeans) is the largest clothing retailer in
the world.

Fact: A Jew (Emile Berliner) is the man who developed the modern-day phonograph. While Thomas Edison was working out a type of phonograph that used a cylinder as a record, Berliner invented a machine that would play a disc. The machine he patented was called the gramophone, and the famous RCA trademark is a picture of a dog listening to "his master's voice" on Berliner's device. The gramaphone was superior to Edison's machine. In short, Emile Berliner made possible the modern record industry. His company was eventually absorbed by the Victor Talking Machine Company, now
known as RCA.

Fact: Jewish Louis B. Mayer (MGM) created the idea for the Oscar.

Fact: Jews comprise a mere 1/4 of 1% (13 million) of the population (6 billion).

Fact: 99% of the world is non Jewish.

Fact: Of the 660 Nobel prizes from 1901-1990, 160 have been won by Jews. In the end, Jews win more Nobel prizes than any other ethnicity.  They win 40x [times] more than should be expected of them, based upon their small population numbers.

Fact: A Jew (Dr. Jonas Salk) is the creator of the first Polio Vaccine.

Fact: Jews (Hayam Solomon &Isaac Moses) are responsible for creating the
first modern-banking institutions.

Fact: A Jewish poet's (Emma Lazarus) famous poem,  ."give me your tired ... your poor...
your huddled masses," appears as the inscription on the Statue Of Liberty.

Fact: Louis Santanel (Jew) was the financier who provided the funds for Columbus' voyage to America.

Fact: Jews were the brains behind the Confederacy: Maj. Adolph Proskauer led the unit at
Gettysburg.  Judah P. Benjamin held 4 cabinet positions: Attorney General, February 25 to September 17, 1861;   Secretary of War, September 17, 1861, to March 18, 1862; acting Secretary of War, March 18  to 23, 1862; Secretary of State, March 18, 1862, until the end of the war) and was referred  to as "the brains of the confederacy." Rabbi Max Michelbacher was a confidant and spiritual advisor to General   Robert E. Lee. A great many Jews fought for the Confederacy, and the overwhelming were recent immigrants from Germany & East Europe who felt they were fighting for Democracy. They fought far out of proportion to their numbers.

 So, my family and friends?, stand tall and be proud. (or at least stand up and be counted!!)

Max H. Robins

"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease"     A.T. Still, M.D., DO

Life is a mystery to be lived not a problem to be solved

2. JP URL on Chanukha, History, and Archaeology
Interesting Jerusalem Post article on Chanukha, History, and Archaeology

3. Update to Brit-Am Website Entry Warns Against Conspiracy Theory Danger
Proverbs 7: A  Warning Against Conspiracy Theories
An addition to our Answers to Queries About Conspiracy Theories
contains short entries of general interest dealing with the following topics:

Secular Humanists and Conspiracy Theorists are your enemy and ours!!!
 Just for the Record
a. The Israeli Shekel Coin
b. Protocols of Elders of Zion
c. Major Organizations
d. The Jews in the Second Temple Period
e. Kabbalah
f. The Roman Catholic Church
g. Inquisition

Leave Conspiracy Theories and the like  alone.
Read the Bible.
Read Brit-Am articles and Commentary on the bible.
If you are Jewish read Kosher Jewish works.
If you are not Jewish you may also read these works but I would recommend firstly reading
at least part of the Hebrew Bible in depth.
General History, Popular Science, Biography, works of edification,
even good literature and humor. Live positively.

Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 20:04:04 +0200
Jerusalem News-396
1. Roman Origins of Fascism
2. Israel, the UN, and Kofi Anan
3. Your Chance
4. The Revolutionary Scotts
5. Diabetes a Growing Danger?

1. Roman Origins of Fascism

2. Israel, the UN, and Kofi Anan
<<Israel is the only member nation that has never been enfranchised with voting rights in any part of the United Nations.

<<A few countries have consistently supported Israel's actions in the UN, such as the United States of America and also the tiny states of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands, which are both associated states of the U.S. In recent times, Australia, under the leadership of John Howard, has also supported Israel at the UN.

<<The Western nations frequently condemn Israeli actions including, on occasion, some which Israel claims as being necessary to protect itself from Palestinian terrorism and Arab hostility. The European states frequently abstain from anti-Israel votes. Many European countries have been strong supporters of Israel, but also support the foundation of a Palestinian state. Such countries include France, Russia, and Germany.

<<The United States has frequently used its veto to protect Israel from condemnatory Security Council votes in fact, this is a significant factor in the large number of vetos the United States has enforced in general.

<<Many Israelis perceive the UN to be deeply prejudiced against Israel. As evidence, they cite what they say is the disproportionately long list of resolutions concerning Israel, especially the 1975 Resolution 3379, which qualified Zionism as a form of racism (revoked by Resolution 4686 in December 1991 as a condition for participation in the Madrid peace talks [2]); and the alleged complicity of UNIFIL in the October 2000 Lebanon abduction of three Israeli Engineering Corps soldiers, by Hezbollah.

<<In her June 21, 2004 speech [3] at a Conference on Confronting anti-Semitism: Education for Tolerance and Understanding sponsored by the United Nations Department of Information and in her articles [4], Anne Bayefsky, attending as representative of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, advocated the necessity of deep reforms within the UN and criticized some of the UN policies and practices:
<<There is only one entire UN Division devoted to a single group of people: the UN Division for Palestinian Rights (created in 1977).
<<The only UN day dedicated to a specific people is November 29, the annual UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
<<There is only one refugee agency dedicated to a single refugee situation: UNRWA (in operation since 1950).
<<One of the General Assembly six committees, "the Fourth Committee, routinely devotes 30% of its time to the condemnation of Israel."
<<"The General Assembly emergency sessions... began in 1956, and since then six of the ten emergency sessions ever held, have been about Israel. The 10th such session began in 1997 and has been reconvened 13 times. A million dead in Rwanda or two million dead in Sudan might have warranted one General Assembly emergency session."
<<"...the UN's primary human-rights body is the UN Human Rights Commission. 30% of the resolutions condemning specific states ever adopted over 40 years are directed at Israel." [5]

The present Secretary General of the UN and a rabid anti-Semite is named Kofi Anan.
<<Annan was born to Henry Reginald and Victoria Annan in the Kofandros section of <>Kumasi, <>Ghana. As with most <>Akan names, his name indicates the day of the week he was born and place in his family: Kofi indicates a boy born on a Friday, and Annan denotes that he was the fourth child of his family. Annan was a <>twin, an occurrence that is regarded as <>special in <>Ghanaian culture; his twin sister Efua Atta died in <>1991. Atta means twin in <>Fante.

<<Annan's family was part of the country's elite; both of his grandfathers and his uncle were tribal chiefs. His father was half <>Asante and half <>Fante; his mother was Fante. Annan's father worked for a long period as an <>export manager for the <>Lever Brothers <>cocoa company.

<<Annan is married to Nane Maria Annan, a <>Swedish lawyer and artist who is the half-niece of <>Raoul Wallenberg. Of their three children, Kojo Annan and Ama Annan are from Kofi Annan's previous marriage with Titi Alakija. They divorced in the late <>1970s. Their third child, Nina Cronstedt de Groot, is from a previous marriage of Nane Annan. <>Kojo Annan was in the headlines in 2005 because of his involvement in the <>Oil for Food program scandal.

The above article says that the name Kofi Annan has a particular meaning in the culture he was born in. That may be. In Hebrew the name could be understood to mean  "[Self-]Abusing (Anan)  Monkey (Kofi)".

At all events this person gives the impression of being an hysterical hater of Jews and a callous neglector
of the basic-rights of his fellow sub-Saharan Africans in the Sudah and wherever Islam treads.

3. Your Chance
What could potentially turn out to be the most important organization in the world today is in need of your
offerings and purchases of its publications. This is your chance to do something to make a change for the better.
Help Brit-Am.

4. The Revolutionary Scotts
Interesting feature on the role of Scots in various

5. Diabetes a Growing Danger?

Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 23:34:59 +0200

Jerusalem News- 397 (mistakenly sent out as 394)
1. Upsurge in Tourism
2. Abortion linked to mental problems
3. Guysen Israel  News
a. Israeli Student wins Rhetoric Prize
b. Chirac Fights Against Racism
4. The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism
5. The Expulsion from Spain 1492

1. Upsurge in Tourism
Subject: More than 1.7 million tourists enter Israel    between January and
 November 2005

Spokesperson's Office - Ministry of Tourism

29 December 2005
Press Release

More than 1.7 million tourists enter Israel between January and November

U.S. sends most visitors, 21 per cent more than during the same period last

More than 1.7 million tourists entered Israel in the first 11 months of
2005, a 28 per cent increase compared to the same period one year ago. The
number of visitors arriving from the United States rose 21 per cent to
415,000, making that country the largest source of tourists to Israel.

"Israel is fast becoming a preferred tourism destination," says the
country's Minister of Tourism Avraham Hirchson.

Travelers from other countries are also arriving in greater numbers. 285,600
arrived from France in between January and November (+22 per cent) and
141,500 from the United Kingdom (+8 per cent). 97,600 German tourists
visited Israel (+38 per cent), 65,800 from Italy (+73 per cent). A 140 per
cent jump was registered in the number of Spanish tourists with 46,800
visitors arriving from that country.
See our article:

Tour  Israel

2. Abortion linked to mental problems

From: surfer11 <>
Subject: [origin of nations] Abortion linked to mental problems

Abortion linked to mental problems
By Julie Robotham Medical Editor
January 3, 2006
[Extracts Only]
HAVING an abortion as a young woman raises the risk of developing later
mental health problems - including depression, anxiety and drug and alcohol
abuse - according to the most detailed long-term study to date into the
divisive question.

The findings tipped the balance of scientific evidence towards the
conclusion that abortion increased psychological distress rather than
alleviating it, said Professor Fergusson, who supports unrestricted access
to abortion and describes himself as "an atheist, a rationalist and
pro-choice". That could make it more difficult for doctors to claim they
were performing an abortion on health grounds, he said.

"Abortion is the most common medical or surgical procedure young women
undergo by far [and] there are potential adverse reactions. The aim of our
research was never political. It was to say, 'The science in this area is
not good. Let's add to it'."

The findings come from the Christchurch [New  Zealand] Health and Development Study of 1265
children tracked since birth in the 1970s. The researchers found 41 per cent
of the more than 500 women remaining in the cohort had become pregnant by
age 25 and 14.6 per cent had sought an abortion. In total, 90 pregnancies
were terminated.

At age 25, 42 per cent of those who had had an abortion had also experienced
major depression at some stage during the previous four years - nearly
double the rate of those who had never been pregnant and 35 per cent higher
than those who had chosen to continue a pregnancy.

The risk of anxiety disorders was raised by a similar degree, while the
women who had had at least one abortion were twice as likely to drink
alcohol at dangerous levels compared with those who had not terminated their
pregnancies, and three times as likely to be dependent on illicit drugs. The
study was published this week in the Journal of Child Psychiatry and

Professor Fergusson said the results had surprised him, but they were
statistically strong. Separate analysis had confirmed the mental health
problems followed abortion - not the other way round. The study, funded
mainly by the New Zealand Government, had assessed the young women's mental
health regularly through adolescence, and had also considered their family
and educational circumstances.

It was plausible that abortion might trigger mental illness, he said,
because it could be a traumatic life event and involve loss - both of which
are linked to increased psychological problems.

Edith Weisberg, the research director of FPA Health, formerly Family
Planning NSW, said the research was disturbing and important, but it also
had limitations. Some women might not have mentioned their abortions, the
effects might be different for older women, and the study had not explored
why the women had terminated their pregnancies or their attitudes to
abortion, she said. "The reason they had the abortion may be more of a
problem than the abortion itself," she said.

3. Guysen Israel  News
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 06:21:49 +0000
From: Guysen Israel  News <>
Subject: Mailinfo Guysen Israel News - January 9th, 2005

 a.  Israeli Student wins Rhetoric Prize
An Israeli student of Haifa University won the world rhetoric championship held in Dublin, Ireland. (Guysen Israel.News)
Anat 5elbar, 25, an M.A. student in philosophy was awarded the title of "the world's best speaker."

b. Chirac Fights Against Racism?
''I will make no compromise regarding the respect of the Republic's values - the fight against racism, the fight against Anti-Semitism, the fight against discriminations. We can be proud of our history'' said French president jacques Chirac in Paris on January 4, speaking during his wishing ceremony to the press. (Guysen.Isra l.News)
"When you are at ease with your past, you wan recognize grey areas and ordeals. I did it in 1995 at the Veld'Hiv to get over the Vichy disgrace... France was the first country in the world to see slavery as a war crime. Jean-Louis Debre, Chairman of the Assembl e nationale [the French Parliament] will submit a bill to rewrite [Article 4 of the February 24, 2005 Law to] ease spirits... The fight for the freedom of the press is aimed at promoting cultural diversity and the expression of the plurality of opinions. I decided the creation of the international news channel..."

4. The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin al-Husseini by Chuck Morse
Book Review by Gary Selikow

5. The Expulsion from Spain 1492
 The following was forwarded to us by someone who forwarded
it from someone else. We have made our own extracts from the original.

In 1492 Spain expelled the Jews causing very much suffering to them.
Below are extracts chosen by us from the decree and further extracts from
Isaac Abrabanel's answer to the decree. Isaac Abrabanel was the head of Spanish Jewry at the time,
a former government minister and the author of Commentaries on the Bible which are frequently quoted in
Brit-Am studies.

RE: 1492: Alhambra Decree - AND Isaac Abrabanel's Answer -

This is the decree of expulsion promulgated by Queen Isabella and Kind Ferdinand of Spain in 1492, which forced the Spanish Jews, the Sephardim, to leave Spain for ever.

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, by the grace of God, King and Queen of Castile, Leon, Aragon and other dominions of the crown - to the prince Juan, to dukes, marquees, counts, the holy orders, priors, knight commanders, lords of the castles, cavaliers, and to all Jews, men and women of whatever age, and to anyone else this letter may concern - health and grace unto you.
You well know that in our dominion, there are certain bad Christians that judaised and committed apostasy against our Holy Catholic faith, much of it the cause of communications between Jews and Christians. Therefore, in the year 1480, we ordered that the Jews be separated from the cities and towns of our domains and that they be given separate quarters, hoping that by such separation the situation would be remedied. And we ordered that and an Inquisition be established in such domains; and in twelve years it has functioned, the Inquisition has found many guilty persons.
Furthermore, we are informed by the Inquisition and others that the great harm done to the Christians persists, and it continues because of the conversations and communications that they have with the Jews, such Jews trying by whatever manner to subvert our holy Catholic faith and trying to draw faithful Christians away from their beliefs.
These Jews instruct these Christians in the ceremonies and observances of their Law, circumcising their children, and giving them books with which to pray, and declaring unto them the days of fasting, and meeting with them to teach them the histories of their Law, notifying them when to expect Passover and how to observe it, giving them the unleavened bread and ceremonially prepared meats, and instructing them in things from which they should abstain, both with regard to food items and other things requiring observances of their Law of Moses, making them understand that there is no other law or truth besides it. All of which then is clear that, on the basis of confessions from such Jews as well as those perverted by them, that it has resulted in great damage and detriment of our holy Catholic faith.

...Because whenever a grave and detestable crime is committed by some members of a given group, it is reasonable that the group be dissolved or annihilated, the minors for the majors being punished one for the other; and that those who pervert the good and honest living on the cities and villages and who by their contagion could harm others, be expelled from the midst the people...

Therefore, with the council and advice of the eminent men and cavaliers of our reign, and of other persons of knowledge and conscience of our Supreme Council, after much deliberation, it is agreed and resolved that all Jews and Jewesses be ordered to leave our kingdoms, and that they never be allowed to return.
 ...and that they dare not return to our lands, not so much as to take a step on them not trespass upon them in any other manner whatsoever. Any Jew who does not comply with this edict and is to be found in our kingdom and domains, or who return to the kingdom in any manner, will incur punishment by death and confiscation of all their belongings.

Signed, I, the King, I the Queen, Juan de Coloma, Secretary of the King and Queen, which I have written by order of our Majesties.

Edict Response by Isaac Abravanel
Your Majesties, Abraham Senior and I thank you for this opportunity to make our last statement on the behalf of the Jewish communities that we represent. Counts, dukes, and marquees of the court, cavaliers and ladies.... it is no great honor when a Jew is asked to plead for the safety of his people.
But it is a greater disgrace when the King and Queen of Castile and Aragon, indeed of all Spain, have to seek their glory in the expulsion of a harmless people.
I find it very difficult to understand how every Jewish man, woman, and child can be a threat to the Catholic faith. Very, very strong charges.
We destroy you?
It is indeed the opposite. Did you not admit in this edict to having confined all Jews to restricted quarters and to having limited our legal and social privileges, not to mention forcing us to wear shameful badges? Did you not tax us oppressively? Did you not terrorize us day and night with your diabolical Inquisition? Let me make this matter perfectly clear to all present: I will not allow the voice of Israel to be stilled on this day.
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, King and Queen of Spain, for I, Isaac Abravanel, speak unto you. I and my family are descended directly from King David. True royal bold, the blood of the Messiah, runs in my veins. It is my inheritance, and I proclaim it now in the name of the God of Israel.
On behalf of my people, the people of Israel, the chosen of God, I declare them blameless and innocent of all crimes declared in this edict of abomination. The crime, the transgression, is for you, not us, to bear. The unrighteous decree you proclaim today will be your downfall. And this year,which you imagine to be the year of Spain's greatest glory, will become of Spain's greatest shame.

...In your heart of hearts, you distrust the power of knowledge, and you respect only power. With us Jews it is different. We Jews cherish knowledge immensely. In our homes and in our prayer houses, learning is a lifelong pursuit. Learning is our lifelong passion; it is at the core of our being; it is the reason, according to our sages, for which we were created. Our fierce love of learning could have counterbalanced your excessive love of might. We could have benefited from the protection offered by your royal arms, and you could have profited the more from our community's advancement and exchange of knowledge. I say to you we could have helped each other.
As we are reminded of our own powerlessness, so your nation will suffer from the forces of disequilibrium that you have set in motion. For centuries to come, your descendants will pay dearly for your mistake of the present. As it is might of arms you most admire, you shall verily become a nation of conquerors - lusting after gold and spoils, living by the sword and ruling with a fist of mail.
Yet you shall become a nation of illiterates; your institutions of learning, fearing the heretical contamination of alien ideas from other lands, and other peoples, will no longer be respected. In the course of time, the once great name of Spain will become a whispered byword among the nations: Spain, the poor ignorant has-been; Spain, the nation which showed so much promise and yet accomplished so little.
And then one day Spain will ask itself: what has become of us? Why are we a laughing - stock among nations? And the Spaniards of that day will look into their past and ask themselves why this came to be. And those who are honest will point to this day and this age as the time when their fall as a nation began. And the cause of their downfall will be shown to be none other than their revered Catholic sovereigns, Ferdinand and Isabella, conquerors of the Moors, expellers of the Jews, founders of the Inquisition, and destroyers of the inquiring Spanish mind.

...This is the last opportunity on Spanish soil to state our case. In these last few moments of freedom granted to me by the King and Queen, I as the spokesman of Spanish Jewry, will dwell on one point of theological dispute. I will leave you with a parting message although you will not like it. ..

We leave you with this comforting knowledge. For although you can dispose of our power, we have the higher truth. Although you can dispose of our persons, you cannot dispose of our sacred souls and the historical truth to which only we bear witness.
Listen, King and Queen of Spain, for on this day you have joined the list of evil-doers against the remnant of the House of Israel. If you seek to destroy us, your wishes will come for naught, for greater and more powerful rulers have tried to finish with us, and all have failed. Indeed, we shall prosper in other lands far from here. For wherever we go, the God of Israel is with us. And as for you King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, God's hand will reach out and punish the arrogance in your heart.
Woe unto you, authors of iniquity. For generations to come, it will be told and retold how unkind was your faith and how blind was your vision. But more that your acts of hatred and fanaticism, the courage of the people of Israel will be remembered for standing up to the might of imperial Spain, clinging to the religious inheritance of our fathers, resisting your enticements and your untruths.
Expel us, drive us from this land that we cherish no less than you do. But we shall remember you, King and Queen of Spain, as our Holy Books remember those who sought our harm. We Jews shall haunt your accomplishments on the pages of history... and the memories of our sufferings will inflict greater damage upon your name that anything you can ever hope to do to us.
We shall remember you and your vile Edict of Expulsion forever.

Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 13:29:21 +0200

Jerusalem News-398

Note our last posting was titled "Jerusalem News-394"
whereas it should have been
"Jerusalem News-397".

Jerusalem News-398
1. Gina: Appreciation
2. Netanyahu Praises Sharon
3. History: Germany, Japan, and the USA
4. Irish Iron Age Bog Bodies
5. An Irish Archaeologist Appraises theBog Bodies Find

1. Gina: Appreciation
From: Gina Philp
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-394 (i.e. 397)
#5 Expulsion from Spain..... WOW!!!!! What a great read!!

2. Netanyahu Praises Sharon

Netanyahu Comes to Praise Sharon
By STEVEN ERLANGER The New York Times January 10, 2006

TEL AVIV, Jan. 9 - Benjamin Netanyahu is saying nice things about Ariel
Sharon as the prime minister, in critical condition after a stroke, starts
to fade into history. But their own history has been far from affectionate,
marked by rivalry and even contempt.
With talk of that rivalry unseemly now - Mr. Sharon's health bulletins are
followed obsessively - Mr. Netanyahu, who is hoping to win election as prime
minister in March as leader of the right-wing Likud party, focuses not on
their disagreements but on their shared past.

His fondest memory of Mr. Sharon, he said in an interview on Monday in his
Tel Aviv campaign office, is his first. During the Middle East war in 1973,
Mr. Netanyahu and another future prime minister, Ehud Barak, met Mr. Sharon
in a small armored personnel carrier as he planned his daring crossing of
the Suez Canal that turned the tide of the war.

"Here we were, three future prime ministers, though no one knew it then, in
this small A.P.C.," Mr. Netanyahu said. "The meeting lasted maybe 10
minutes, but it was enough to form an indelible impression of this man and
his invaluable contributions to Israel and its wars."

All that, he said, made Mr. Sharon "one of the great generals that the
Jewish people and state have put up in modern times."

Had it looked as though Mr. Sharon would be able to run for re-election in
March, Mr. Netanyahu would have run against him arguing that Mr. Sharon had
damaged Israel's security by pulling out of Gaza. Instead, he is now
positioning himself as Mr. Sharon's former partner and heir apparent.

Just months ago, Mr. Netanyahu was accusing Mr. Sharon of having failed his
party and its principles by pulling Israeli settlers and troops out of Gaza.
Mr. Sharon, he said in late August, "has abandoned the way of Likud and
chose another way, the way of the left."

Mr. Sharon was no kinder. In a television interview at the time, he said of
Mr. Netanyahu: "To run this country, to deal with the most complex and
difficult problems, you need judgment and nerves of steel. He has neither.
In a situation of pressure, he gets stressed immediately. He panics and
loses control. I've seen him like that more than once, many times."

On Monday, in the interview, Mr. Netanyahu focused on his work as Mr.
Sharon's finance minister and lieutenant.

"We transformed Israel's economy from a monopolistic, high-tax, statist
economy into a more vibrant, free market one, and we rescued Israel from an
Argentinian-style collapse," Mr. Netanyahu said, noting that they had
challenged the unions, raised the
retirement age, opened up the banking market and endured a series of

"It was a very important passage for Israel," he added, "and it was a real
partnership" between Mr. Sharon and himself. "Without that partnership, it
never would have happened."

Mr. Netanyahu and his allies were, of course, the main reasons that Mr.
Sharon decided to break with Likud and form a new centrist party, Kadima,
bringing some of Likud's best ministers with him.

But with Mr. Sharon lying incapacitated, Mr. Netanyahu stands to gain
politically from Israelis worried about security and the rising power of the
radical Palestinian movement Hamas. Mr. Netanyahu wants to bring a lot of
Likud voters who were tempted by Kadima and Mr. Sharon back into the fold
before the election. If he can, he could find himself back in government
even, just possibly, as prime minister.

Mr. Netanyahu refused to speak on the record about political strategies and
battles, saying he wanted to keep a public moratorium on political debate
while the country's proper focus was on Mr. Sharon's "battle for life."

But he portrayed himself as Mr. Sharon's most direct inheritor, especially
in the single issue that Israelis care most about: security and dealings
with the Palestinians.

Mr. Netanyahu broke with Mr. Sharon last summer. At the last minute, after
having led the rebels in Mr. Sharon's Likud Party who opposed the pullout,
Mr. Netanyahu suddenly quit the cabinet and his job as finance minister.

It was too late to stop the pullout, and Mr. Netanyahu was roundly
criticized for bad timing, poor judgment and even petulance, reminding
people of his decision in late 2000 not to challenge Mr. Sharon and to
forfeit the race for prime minister when Mr. Barak finally resigned, on the
theory that the coalition was too unstable.

After he quit the cabinet this summer, Mr. Netanyahu challenged Mr. Sharon
for leadership of Likud and lost. But then Mr. Sharon abandoned the party
anyway, forming Kadima and leaving Mr. Netanyahu the head of a right-wing
rump that looked in the polls to fall from 40 of Parliament's 120 seats to
barely 10 or 11.

But presuming Mr. Sharon is no longer a political factor, Mr. Netanyahu's
chances look improved in what has become a paler universe. Just 56, he is
still the most seasoned of the party leaders, and with Mr. Sharon absent,
the only one who has been prime minister. And he is widely regarded, even by
those who detest him, as one of Israel's best campaigners, with a quick,
articulate tongue and an even quicker counterpunch.

Mr. Netanyahu will emphasize that when he was prime minister, from May 1996
until May 1999, the number of terrorist attacks and suicide bombings was
quite low. He was elected in 1996 on a promise of security in the face of
suicide bombings that hurt the chances of the former Labor Party leader
Shimon Peres.

Mr. Netanyahu will repeat his mantra that the Palestinians will receive land
from Israel only in return for tangible acts, like the dismantling of
terrorist organizations and infrastructure, as called for under the first
stage of the peace plan known as the road map. He will remind voters that he
is willing to use disproportionate force if necessary as a deterrent to
attacks on Israelis, and he will use the expected strong showing of Hamas in
the Palestinian elections this month, and the spread of Islamic-based
terrorism to regional countries like Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria, as a
key part of his campaign.

Mr. Netanyahu has purged his Likud of an extreme right-wing group and says
he is eliminating the criminal elements from the party.
Asked if he must move Likud to the center, where Mr. Sharon wanted to bring
it, he said, "My job is not so much to move Likud as to articulate where
Likud is, where it's already moved."

His objection to the Gaza pullout, he insists today, was not to leaving Gaza
but to the manner in which it was done. "It's not a fundamental error to
leave Gaza, and I never said that," he said. "I said it's the way you leave
that counts, so that you leave and yet you take something when you go, so
you don't allow Hamas to claim a victory."

Already, initial polls show Likud getting not 10 or 11 but 17 seats, though
still behind Labor.

Mr. Netanyahu says he has learned much from Mr. Sharon. "I learned how to
wait - Sharon is very patient - and how to hold back from the media and the
importance of taking care of people," he said. "Sharon paid attention to
them; he spent an enormous amount of his time smoothing feathers. He could
drop you - he tasted revenge cold - but he was very patient and didn't move
until he had to."

Mr. Netanyahu, in his way, seemed to be savoring his memories. "He was a
master tactician," he said with some awe. "He took that from the

IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis

3. History: Germany, Japan, and the USA
An URL about German Nazis and American Finance with links to notes about
Japan etc. Good information some of which should perhaps be treated with
reservation, e.g. before WW11 investment in Germany by investment firms
did not necessarily mean support for what later became the Government programs.

4. Irish Iron Age Bog Bodies
Iron Age 'bog bodies' unveiled
Archaeologists have unveiled two Iron Age "bog bodies" which were found in the Republic of Ireland.
The bodies, which are both male and have been dated to more than 2,000 years old, probably belong to the victims of a ritual sacrifice.
In common with other bog bodies, they show signs of having been tortured before their deaths.
Details of the finds are outlined in a BBC Timewatch documentary to be screened on 20 January.
My belief is that these burials are offerings to the gods of fertility by kings to ensure a successful reign
Ned Kelly, National Museum of Ireland
The first body dropped off a peat cutting machine in February 2003 in Clonycavan, near Dublin. The forearms, hands and lower abdomen are missing, believed to have been hacked off by the machine.
The second was found in May the same year in Croghan, just 25 miles (40km) from Clonycavan.
Old Croghan Man, as it has become known, was missing a head and lower limbs. It was discovered by workmen clearing a drainage ditch through a peat bog.
Although the police were initially called in, an inspection by the state pathologist confirmed that this was an archaeological case.
Both bodies were subsequently taken to the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
A team of experts from the UK and Ireland has been examining the bodies to learn how they lived and died.
Radiocarbon dating, for example, would show that both had died at similar times - around 2,300 years ago.
One of the experts is Don Brothwell, the York University archaeologist who led the scientific investigation of Lindow Man, the bog body found in Cheshire in 1984.
Hundreds of bodies have been recovered from peat wetlands across Northern Europe. The earliest accounts date back to the 18th Century. The unique chemistry of peat bogs essentially mummifies bodies.
Summer death
The peat-building sphagnum moss embeds remains in cold, acid and oxygen-free conditions that immobilise bacteria.
"The way peat wetlands preserve bodies has been described as a process of 'slow-cooking' which tans them dark brown," Timewatch producer John Hayes-Fisher told the BBC News website.
Clonycavan man was a young male no more than 5ft 2in tall (1.6m). Beneath his hair, which retains its unusual "raised" style, was a massive wound caused by heavy cutting object that smashed open his skull.
Chemical analysis of the hair showed that Clonycavan man's diet was rich in vegetables in the months leading up to his death, suggesting he died in summer.
It also revealed that he had been using a type of Iron Age hair gel; a vegetable plant oil mixed with a resin that had probably come from south-western France or Spain.

Dismembered body
Old Croghan man was also young - probably in his early to mid 20s - but much taller than his counterpart from 25 miles away. Scientists worked out from the length of his arms that he would have stood around 6ft 6in tall (2.0m).
He had been horrifically tortured before death. His nipples had been cut and he had been stabbed in the ribs. A cut on his arm suggested he had tried to defend himself during the attack that ended his life.
The young man was later beheaded and dismembered. Hazel ropes were passed through his arms before he was buried in the bog.
Food remains in his stomach show that Old Croghan man had eaten milk and cereals before he died. But chemical analysis of his nails showed that he had more meat in his diet than Clonycavan man.
This suggests that he died in a colder season than Clonycavan man, when vegetables were more scarce. It may also explain why his remains are better preserved.

Hopeful offering
The researchers used digital technology to reconstruct the distorted face of Clonycavan man.
From his studies on these bog bodies and others, Ned Kelly, keeper of Irish antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland, has developed a new theory which explains why so many remains are buried on important political or royal boundaries.

"My belief is that these burials are offerings to the gods of fertility by kings to ensure a successful reign," Mr Kelly told the BBC's Timewatch programme.

"Bodies are placed in the borders immediately surrounding royal land or on tribal boundaries to ensure a good yield of corn and milk throughout the reign of the king."

5. An Irish Archaeologist Appraises theBog Bodies Find
Stiof MacAmhalghaidh ( Commentary:
The biggest curiosity is the use of resin from Maritime Pine, apparently from
Iberia [Spanish and Portuguese Peninsula], to hold up the hair of one of the bodies.
No way that this could have
arrived in Ireland by any sensible route other than northwards by sea direct
from western Iberia. That this individual was recovered from a bog in the Irish
midlands is equally intriguing. He was not dumped in a bog in the south or west
of the island, where we might expect trade ships to make landfall. By what route
did this material travel through Ireland? Up into the Irish sea to the east
coast perhaps? Or up the Shannon into the heart of Ireland? It also raises the
presence of the skull of a Barbary ape at Emain Macha, coming from even further
south, but the same general direction, and dating to (approximately) the same era
of Ireland's iron age.

The stature of one of the bodies (given at 6'6") is also remarkable, showing
clearly that this was either an exceptionally tall individual (and perhaps used
for the killing for this reason, though what the significance of his height here
would be is a matter for debate).

We can also consider the point made that these were clearly members of some
elite group or a specially pampered group as shown by the condition of their
bodies (young, very healthy and well-fed, hands and nails showing no signs of
wear at all). Were they pampered because they were in line for such a
sacrificial role, or because they were royalty who did not do any physical work?
That latter option raises questions too... would a royal not be expected to lead
forces into battle & thus have to gain military skills, risk injuries etc?
Apparently not.

Both bodies, it was also noted (in the Irish Times articles at least), were
deposited on what are known to have been important boundary areas in later
periods (like 1000+ years later... wow). The strong suggestion is that these
boundaries applied at this period also. It is also noted that the majority of
other such bodies in Ireland and many 'ritual deposits' in watery places, eg
gold, etc were also in such 'boundary areas', raising the distinct possibility
that, if this observation is valid (and I think it does need strenuous
testing... how about it, folks?), deposits of precious items, be they artefacts
or sacrificed people, were made at border areas, probably to signify the
sacredness of those borderlands, or to give them some sort of protection.


Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 11:15:29 +0200

Jerusalem News-399
2. Historical and Archaeological Interest
3. New Compass Points to Jerusalem
4. Cats, dogs flee Palestinian rockets
5. Bob Davis: Jews in England


Anti-terror goat: It may sound like a prank, but 29-year-old dog trainer Geva Zin from Kibbutz Lahav in the south is in fact training a goat to detect explosives, Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday [Jan 8].
Zin is trying to solve a problem that has been troubling IDF soldiers and American fighters in Iraq: How to detect explosive materials hidden on one's body, as in the case when dealing with suicide bombers.
Explosive-sniffing dogs may be the obvious solution, yet using a dog in Muslim societies would be problematic and offensive to the local population.
Zin, who runs a kennel in Kibbutz Lahav, has already trained dogs and even pigs to sniff out explosive materials and uncover mines. Following reports on Zin's success in training pigs for such mission, military officials turned to him with a request to train animals that would be less problematic in the eyes of Muslims.
According to Zin, the problem is critical in countries that suffer from increasing Islamic terrorism, such as Iraq, Chechnya, and some Middle Eastern nations.
"When I served as a dog trainer in the army, there was a problem of getting dogs into certain vehicles due to the presence of Islamic holy books in the car. The placing of dogs in homes also provoked fury and anger among people who were not involved in terrorism and were merely screened. Compared to that, a goat is a very friendly animal and it is accepted in the Muslim world," Zin said.
His breakthrough came with a young goat he was raising, Lalosha, who is able to sniff out explosives. The minute she identifies explosive material, she sits down, giving a signal to a soldier next to her that the individual in question must be carefully checked.
(By Zvi Alush. Ynet. January 9., 2006)

2. Historical and Archaeological Interest
An article in "BeSheva" (12.1.06) with Professor Mordecai Keslo
who specializes in Archaeological Botany. He said that findings
of grain from the Middle Bronze Period (approximate time of the
Patriarchs) showed a connection with the Greek Aegean area.
Professor Keslo also identified the zebu with the animal known in the
Mishna as a "KO" and he said that from this name the English word "cow"
is derived.

3. New Compass Points to Jerusalem
Religious Jews and many Christians endeavor to face Jerusalem when praying.
Within Jerusalem they try to face in the direction of the Temple Mount.
The Jerusalem Post (13.1.06) reports that
<<a New Jersey-born Yeshiva student who goes only by the name "Moshe">>
has invented the world's first and only "Jerusalem Compass" "that points to Jerusalem
and the Temple Mount from anywhere on earth".

4. Cats, dogs flee Palestinian rockets
Southern communitiy's security chief says pets frightened by Qassam attacks
Shmulik Hadad YNET 17 January 2006,7340,L-3201399,00.html
A Qassam rocket landed Monday evening in an Israeli community north of Gaza.
According to the community's security chief, dogs and many cats have escaped
the area because "they hear the explosion in a much louder way and it
frightens them. They're simply getting out of here."
The "Red Dawn" rocket alert system identified the rocket launch and an
explosion was heard in the area shortly thereafter. On Sunday night, in
almost precisely the same spot, two rockets landed close to the same
community. One landed near the community's greenhouses.
The security chief added the atmosphere in the small community was
"One of the recent phenomena is the behavior of the pets, cats and dogs that
have fled. There are many notices about cats and dogs that have disappeared.
I remember my dog, which to my sorrow was run over, used to panic every time
a Qassam rocket landed. I had to hold him almost forcefully so that he
wouldn't go outside," he said.

The security chief added that "the truth has to be told. People here are
simply scared. Nobody goes out in the evening, and I think we'll start to
see families leaving this summer already. Everyone who rents here and can
leave is already planning on doing so. There is a feeling of helplessness,
it's clear to us that nothing is being done to solve the problem.We feel
like we are the country's sieve."
The last round of Qassam rocket attacks took place at the end of the week,
when four rockets landed last Friday in the Yad Mordecahi and Zikim region.
There were no injuries or damage reported, and the IDF fired back artillery
rounds at rocket launching sites.
In Sderot, residents said that once again, locals were unable to tell
whether the explosions they heard were caused by Qassams or IDF fire.

5. Bob Davis: Jews in England
From: Bob Davis <>
Subject: RE: Readmission of Jews to England. 350 year aniversary.
Dear Yair
For interest, 2006 is the 350th anniversary of the readmission of the
Jews to England. "Jews were welcomed by Cromwell in 1656," reads a new
guide to Jewish cultural events in London.
"Throughout 2006, we pay special tribute to their heritage, presence and
future in Britain."
The celebrations in London include two public conferences will debate
the question "Why Did Cromwell Take Us Back?". The Arts Council has
funded a new play; the Greater London authority is considering an autumn
event in Trafalgar Square in the centre of London, complete with giant
menorah; and Tate Modern art gallery plans to host an anniversary
Note: some dispute exists among historians about the paperwork
surrounding this event 350 years ago, but we are celebrating it anyway!
Kind regards

Bob Davis



Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:37:44 +0200

Jerusalem News-400
1. Jewish Press: Israel's Plague of Conspiracism
2. Misrepresenting the Holocaust
By Rabbi Daniel Lapin and Related Matters
3. Israeli Patriotism: Statistics

1. Jewish Press: Israel's Plague of Conspiracism
 Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Extracts Only:
"A Conspiracy!" cried the delighted lady, clapping her hands. "Of all things, I do like a Conspiracy! It's so interesting!" Lewis Carroll, My Lady, Sylvie and Bruno (1889)

Conspiracism is probably best characterized as a form of mental illness. Some researchers in psychiatry plainly agree. It is the attribution of control of world events to a hidden cabal of omnipotent conspirators. It is the claim that an organized "hidden hand" lies behind world developments...

Perhaps the best example of conspiracism in recent years has been the attempt to dismiss the fact that thousands of eyewitnesses saw passenger planes full of civilians crashing into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11 and that the hijackers were all Arab al Qaeda operatives. Crank conspiracists insist instead that the CIA, the Mossad, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Jews, or some other nefarious group was really behind the attacks.

Many of us have a tendency to dismiss people making such conspiracist claims as harmless lunatics and amusing eccentrics...But conspiracism can be quite dangerous, and conspiracism in Israel has played a particularly harmful role in recent years.

It would be a mistake, however, to dismiss all such people as harmless buffoons. Outside Israel, conspiracism is closely linked with anti-Semitism, and many of the "grand cabal" theories of the conspiracists involve supposed plots by Jews (or "Zionists") to take over the world, or at least American foreign policy...

Perhaps the best analysis of the conspiracist mindset is that by Daniel Pipes in his seminal book Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where it Comes From (Free Press, 1997). Pipes defines "conspiracist theories" as "fear of a nonexistent conspiracy" and shows that nonsensical theories of a single institution or cabal plotting to take over the world go back at least 250 years.

Conspiracism, according to Pipes, is a form of paranoid delusion that tends to take over the entire lives and personalities of believers. Embracing conspiracism strongly resembles the totalitarian immersion of cult members into herd thinking. Conspiracism feeds on misrepresentation of facts, outright lying, and tendentious twisting of unrelated factoids into a grand theory.

The Internet is full of websites claiming that footage of the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center reveals explosions of bombs inside the buildings before the planes struck, thus proving the buildings were brought down by controlled explosions" from the inside. Suggesting that Elvis can be seen on the 70th floor in photos of the collapsing WTC would just as thoroughly convince these people that he really was there in his blue suede shoes.

In Israel, a number of conspiracy theories have long enjoyed popularity. Quite a few Israelis grant credence to stories that in the 1950's the country's socialist leaders kidnapped Yemenite Jewish babies and turned them over for adoption to Ashkenazi Jews. Not a scrap of real evidence has ever been produced though journalists and more than one state commission of inquiry have investigated the claims. What actually happened was that some Jews coming to Israel from Yemen, a country with one of the world's highest infant mortality rates, gave birth in Israel to babies who died in the hospital and records were lost due to the chaotic state of record-keeping at the time.

Most recent "theories" of conspiracists in Israel have focused on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin by Yigal Amir. The "theorists" use precisely the same "tools of analysis" as those used by their cousins overseas, mainly the non sequitur. While a number of copycats have emerged, the leading conspiracist about the Rabin murder is the Canadian-born Israeli Barry Chamish, who insists that Amir fired blanks at Rabin, serving as a "patsy" in a plot on the part of the Israeli secret service and intelligence agencies to murder Rabin at the behest of Shimon Peres. At this writing, Chamish's website features a cartoon of Shimon Peres with blood on his hands and dripping from his mouth, and banner headlines proclaiming him a murderer.

While he himself is not a Holocaust denier, his articles appear on neo-Nazi and Holocaust revisionist websites including the Australia-based Adelaide Institute, whose home page last month wished readers "Merry Christmas from Adolf Hitler." The Adelaide Institute website carries more than 40 articles and citations from Chamish.

Before taking on the Rabin assassination, most of Chamish's "theories" on politics involved supposed conspiracies involving the Council on Foreign Relations or CFR (a bipartisan foreign policy debating society with offices in New York and Washington that publishes the journal Foreign Affairs). Chamish claims that most Israeli leaders are secret agents of the CFR, and that the CFR itself blew up the World Trade Center from the inside. Because of Daniel Pipes's work against conspiracism, Chamish claims Pipes is an "agent" of the CFR, a group that in fact has no agents. Because I myself have dismissed Chamish's "theories" as rubbish, Chamish has published a claim that I am an "agent" of the Federal Reserve Bank (which also has no "agents"), sent to Israel to disrupt the economy.

Chamish, who's spent years "documenting" the presence of UFOs on earth, sees conspiracies almost everywhere. He believes that most Israeli politicians are secret worshipers of the 17th century false messiah Shabbtai Zvi; that Shimon Peres engineered the crash of the plane flown by John Kennedy Jr.; that the accidental drowning of former Israeli cabinet minister Rafael Eitan was a "hit" ordered by Ariel Sharon; that the singer Ofra Haza was infected with AIDS on the orders of Shimon Peres, who, Chamish implies, was Haza's lover. He's also claiming that Ariel Sharon's recent strokes were you guessed it part of a conspiracy.

Shortly after Rabin was assassinated, Chamish started spinning theories about the murder. Over time, segments of the Israeli public, especially among the anti-Oslo Right, were taken in by these claims. As a result, a number of mainstream journalists, notably Tom Segev, have called for the release of all records and materials related to the assassination, if for no other reason than to silence the conspiracists. Some of the records, especially minute details about Rabin's injuries and medical condition, have been withheld to date, mainly out of respect to Rabin.

All the facts concerning the assassination were weighed carefully by an Israeli state commission of inquiry headd by retired chief justice Meir Shamgar, a non-partisan and extraordinarily distinguished jurist. After carefully reviewing the evidence, including the charges raised by the conspiracists, the commission saw no evidence of any conspiracy, dismissed the innuendos and "theories" of the conspiracists, and pointed the finger at Yigal Amir alone.

In contrast, Israeli conspiracists, obsessed with proving that some manner of conspiracy was behind the Rabin assassination, have never produced a single shred of real evidence to back their arguments. Instead, their investigations consist of combing through public records, photos, and reports about the assassination and asking questions about seeming inconsistencies. The problem is that asking a question about a "seeming inconsistency" is not the same thing as producing evidence to back a conspiracy theory, and all such seeming inconsistencies were considered and dismissed by the Shamgar Commission.

Virtually every "question" raised by the conspiracists about the Rabin assassination has by now been fully explained away and answered:

The conspiracists make much of the fact that someone at the scene of the murder supposedly yelled "blanks!" The conspiracists believe that this alleged shout proves that Amir fired blanks. Talk about non sequiturs! In fact, if there really was such a shout, it just shows that some people nearby thought the gunfire was blanks. People commonly mistake real gunfire for blanks; in any case, it may have been Yigal Amir himself, afraid of being gunned down by guards, who yelled it. The conspiracists also claim that Amir had no gunpowder residue on his hands, proving that he fired blanks. But blanks actually leave more residue than real bullets.

The conspiracists have erected much of their theories on the question of whether Rabin was struck by two or three bullets. The initial hospital admissions records said three, no doubt based on the extent of Rabin's injuries (he was shot with hollow-point bullets). Amir only shot twice. Hence the conspiracy is "proved," claim the conspiracists. As it turns out, Rabin was only struck by two bullets. The initial hospital report was mistaken and written before thorough examination, but the final report was correct.

The undershirt Rabin was wearing was later found to have a third hole. Aha, proclaim the conspiracists. This past fall Israel's Channel Two took the shirt in question to a forensics lab in the UK for analysis. It turns out the third hole was from a cigarette. Rabin was a notorious chain smoker. There were three holes in the undershirt but only two entry wounds in Rabin.

The car carrying Rabin to the hospital took "too long" to get there and did not use the previously planned evacuation route. Gotcha, proclaim the conspiracists. In fact, the driver, upon seeing that large numbers of people from the rally attended by Rabin were crowded into the alleys designated as the evacuation route, chose to try an alternative route to the hospital, also crowded. No conspiracy.

In footage of the murder, Rabin walks away from Amir after being shot. How could Rabin be walking if his spine was snapped, as hospital records indicate? Eureka, crow the conspiracists. The truth, however, is that Rabin's spine was not snapped. One bullet bounced off a vertebra. The initial hospital admissions records saying otherwise guessed incorrectly, and later the full extent of injuries was correctly understood.

Rabin's guards did not stop the young Yemenite with the yarmulke from getting close to Rabin? They were in on it, chant the conspiracists. But all this proves is error in judgment or incompetence after the fact hardly unknown in the Israeli security forces in countless other matters.

One can go on and on. The conspiracist case breaks down even faster when the same method of asking questions about seeming inconsistencies is turned against the conspiracists themselves. If Yigal Amir fired blanks or was a patsy, why does he still insist that he alone murdered Rabin? If there are people who supposedly have "real" information about an assassination conspiracy a conspiracy that would amount to the greatest scandal in Israeli history why have they not turned their material over to real journalists or to the police or to Shamgar?

The conspiracists are not above outright lying. They regularly claim their theories have been endorsed by members of the Rabin family themselves. False. They claim Amir at first told the police the assassination was a mere staged show.False. They claim Amir had once been employed as a Shin Bet agent. False. They claim that after the assassination, witnesses and Shin Bet agents were murdered by the Shin Bet. False.

They claim Rabin's driver was nefariously "switched" at the last minute. False. (Actually, Rabin had several drivers and no one was switched.) They claim the lone person recording the events on a camcorder was a Shin Bet agent. False. They claim the film of the shooting was "suppressed" by the Israeli government for years. False. They claim one can see on news tapes mysterious additional people getting in and out of Rabin's car. False.

What about Avishai Raviv, the "mole" police agent running the radical right-wing organization (Ayal) to which Yigal Amir belonged? Did not the conspiracists do remarkable work in exposing Raviv?

Actually, the conspiracists had nothing to do with the exposure of the role of Raviv. The story was a scoop by journalists at the left-wing newspaper Haaretz proving that the Israeli media are perfectly capable of uncovering real misdeeds, as opposed to imaginary ones. Raviv's role was to infiltrate far right and potentially violent groups in Israel. Given Amir's later behavior, such surveillance was clearly justified.

Raviv evidently was also improperly used to conduct Nixon-style "dirty tricks" to discredit the Israeli Right. However, Raviv's only "role" in the Rabin assassination was that he misjudged Amir's talk about "getting Rabin" as mere bravado. Raviv was cleared of "failure to stop the assassination" by an Israeli court, as indeed he should have been. Whether he and his bosses should have been investigated for the "dirty tricks" campaign is a separate issue (I happen to think they should have), but the answer to that is unrelated to the lunatic theories of the conspiracists about the assassination.

What about the conviction of Amir's girlfriend, Margalit Har-Shefi, for "failure to stop a crime"? She should not have been convicted, but her arguably unjust conviction hardly proves that the conspiracy theories have any validity at all.

Ultimately the real damage done by Israeli conspiracism is significant. The failure on the part of many in the movement opposed to the Oslo peace process to disassociate themselves from and renounce the conspiracist nonsense has served to discredit all opposition to the policies of the Left, and has resulted in the perpetuation of those policies.

2. Misrepresenting the Holocaust
By Rabbi Daniel Lapin and Related Matters
Rabbi Lapin seems to have taken upon himself the task of defending the good name of
Christians. He may be suspected of overdoing it but since he is in a minority situation
this may be what is required.
The Brit-Am understanding is that most of they who helped the Jews in WW2 were descendants of
Israel and that in many cases they found a source of strength for their instinctive impulse through
the Biblical source of their religion.
[It is also true that many Bulgarians, Albanians (both Moslem and Christian), Greeks, and others often at great risk to themselves also helped Jews and we would not classify these people on the whole as Israelites.
Nevertheless an hereditary element still seems to be present, e.g.
Albanian Moslems often helped Jews whereas Bosnian Moslems (from the same neighborhood) helped the
Germans kill them. ]

3. Israeli Patriotism: Statistics
Brief Excerpts Only
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 09:33:49 -0500 (EST)

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy  Institute for Policy
and Strategy
Patriotism and Israel's National Security

Herzliya Patriotism Survey 2006

Working Paper

Uzi Arad  Gal Alon
 by the Institute for Policy and Strategy
P.O.Box 167, Herzliya 46150, Israel

Key Findings

. The citizens of Israel possess a large degree of Israeli patriotism
according to two  intrinsic criteria - willingness to fight for it (85%) and
the desire to remain planted  on its soil (87%). In comparison to other
developed countries in the West, there is  none that surpasses Israel in
this declared readiness to fight for one's country.

. On the other hand, the pride of Israeli citizens in their country (77%) is
low  compared to other countries, and is certainly not "blind pride". The
main sources  of pride for Israelis are the scientific and technological
achievements of their  country (97%) and its security forces (86%), while
the lowest levels of pride are  attributed to the way its democracy works
(38%) and its social welfare system  (22%).

. Most of the Israeli Arabs are not proud of their citizenship (56%), and
are not  ready to fight to defend the state (73%). But the rate of Arab
Israelis who believe  that Israel is better than most other countries (77%)
is among the highest in the  developed world with regards to this measure.
Notably, the number of Arabs  who are proud of the welfare system (53%) is
three times higher than that  among Jews (17%).

. The patriotism of the Jewish citizens is stronger among the right than in
the ranks  of the left; stronger among the religious and traditional than
among the secular;  stronger among the more affluent than among the less
affluent; stronger among  older people than among younger ones; and stronger
among those without  university education than among those with academic

. Alienation is felt among low-wage earners in the Jewish public: They are
hesitant  in their willingness to fight, and about a tenth of them are not
prepared to do so.  Although their sense of attachment to the country is
high, they are nonetheless  reluctant to define themselves as ardent

. There is a noticeable "patriotic decline" through the generations. Unlike
those  born during the years of the state's establishment, among younger
people the  elements of patriotic sacrifice and rootedness have weakened.
While refusal to  fight was almost unheard of among older people, one in
every seven young  Jewish citizens claims that he is not willing to fight to
defend his country (14%).  Two in every five are prepared to leave the
country if their standard of living  would be significantly improved by
moving abroad (44%).

IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis

Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 15:13:54 +0200

Jerusalem News-401
1. Authorship of "Israel's Plague of Conspiracism"
2. David Ben Ariel in Defence of BC
and Brit-Am Answer
3. New Articles Against Conspiracy Theories
4. Quotation from Golda Meir
5. Rabbi Avraham Feld to give Lecture on Islam

1. Authorship of "Israel's Plague of Conspiracism"
The article in
Jerusalem News-400
item #1. Jewish Press: Israel's Plague of Conspiracism
was written by
Steven Plaut.

2. David Ben Ariel in Defence of BC
and Brit-Am Answer
re Jerusalem News-400
item #1. Jewish Press: Israel's Plague of Conspiracism

 Steven Plaut wrote:

> Virtually every "question" raised by the conspiracists about the Rabin

> assassination has by now been fully explained away and answered:


That's a DAMN LIE and shame on you for aiding and abetting those who would continue what is clearly a cover-up. Are you going to dismiss the prosecutor of the case who came foreward this year and publicly expressed her concerns about "new" evidence that proves Rabin was shot at point blank range and in the front - something the Kempler video proves Amir didn't do.

The ballistics expert at the trial said there was NO GUN RESIDUE on Yigal Amir - something impossible if he shot real bullets.

David Rutstein and Barry Chamish both publicly charge Shimon Peres with being involved in the murder and haven't been sued, whereas others have sued for less and won.

Whether or not you want to believe it, Shimon Peres came to power over Rabin's dead body and you're not helping pursue justice ...

Most sincerely,

David Ben-Ariel
Shimon Peres Came to Power Over Rabin's Dead Body
[News-and-Society:Politics] Who really murdered Yitzhak Rabin? Does the Kempler video prove the official government version is bogus? Was Shimon Peres an accomplice in Rabin's death? Will Barry Chamish be vindicated, after all?
Visit David Ben-Ariel's blog!

Ariel Shalom
First of all Brit-Am wishes to thank you and acknowledge your strong and persistent support of
Brit-Am over  the years and your very effective efforts on the Web at spreading awareness of the
Brit-Am message.
There are actually, like yourself, quite a few good Brit-Am supporters who are also
fans of Barry Chamish.
This is somewhat unfortunate since in the interests of the Israelite Nation and of
Judah we find ourselves frequently obliged to denounce BC for what he is.
In reply to the body of your message:

(2. Peres to Sue
(3. Conspiracy

(1. Rabin: I personally believe that Yigal Amir killed Rabin and that in light of the circumstances he may have been given a raw deal. It may have been a mistake both regarding the truth and tactics for the religious right in Israel to deny this possibility and place too much emphasis on "Conspiracy" notions. Nevertheless the strong desire to find "others"
guilty of the act is understandable and to a degree even justifiable in light of some of the evidence as first presented.
Whatever the case we do not really care one way or the other on this matter.

(2. Peres to Sue BC? We do not like Peres. Maybe he is a criminal and worse.  That bad things are said about him does not really worry us though the truth should be told. Lies can only do a disservice in the long run.
Apart from that, if you were Shimeon Peres would you sue?
Why should an 86 -year old man not necessarily in the best of health expose himself to great aggravation and legal costs to sue BC thus drawing attention to the claims of BC and allowing BC to conduct a publicity circus, and publicize numerous additional allegations some of which may be partly true?
If Peres won the case, as he probably would, and was awarded costs and damages would he be able to collect the money??
Would the credibility of BC be affected in the eyes of his adherents?
Would the standing of Shimeon Peres be enhanced?
I doubt it.
BC has lost cases before and knows from experience that he has nothing to worry about losing more.

(3. Conspiracy. This is the main point as far as we are concerned.  BC provided a service to those who needed
the "guilt" for the assassination  of Yitzhak Rabin to be diverted to "Establishment" figures.
We disagree with him on this matter but who cares?
That BC tells lies about people some of whom are much better than himself is a bad thing but we could live with it.
Our task at the moment is not to rectify all injustices in this world or even part of them.
BC however promotes anti-Semitic false Conspiracy doctrines, blood libels, and filthy lies
about the Jewish people and about the Tribes of Joseph.
This is a filthy crime and that is why we do not like him and speak against him.
That is more than sufficient.

3. New Articles Against Conspiracy Theories
Our Brit-Am WebSite Article
"Answers to
Queries About Conspiracy"
Question 3.  Are Conspiracy Theories Against the Bible?

Features two important Guest Articles by
Dean Van Druff  adapted with permission for Brit-Am

"A CALL TO REPENTANCE. Move Away from Conspiracy Theories" by Dean Van Druff

"Answers to Conspiracy FAQ" by Dean Van Druff

Questions Answered by Dean Van Druff Include:

Who is a Real Believer? Conspiracy Nuts or their Opponents?
Are Only "Pinkey" Liberals Against Conspiracy Theories?
"Every one dollar bill is covered with Masonic symbolism..."
Are you trying to imply that all Conspiracy Theorists MUST be anti-Semitic?
How can you deny we are moving to a one world government? What about the UN? What about the New World Order? What about...(etc., etc., etc.)?
"This great Christian nation is being taken over by infidels and traitors. Don't you know that Washington, DC is filled with Masonic symbols and.... "
Do they who believe in Conspiracy Theories Need to repent?
Are they who hold by Conspiracy Theories Repeating the Evil-Worshipping Heresy of Gnosticism?
"You are agents of Satan and enemies of God since you are trying to turn the eye of the true believers from the massive conspiracy plotted against us".
"Your view of conspiracy theory all depends on your view of eschatology!"
"Don't you think Satan works through people to further his plans, just as God works to further His?"
Is Conspiracy in the Bible?
Do not the Financial Policies of Governments and the Great Banks Proof Conspiracy?
Are Not Conspiracy Buffs Intelligent People?
Do You Deny that Conspiracy Theorists Are often Right?

4. Quotation from Golda Meir
"Don't be so humble - you are not that great"
Golda Meir.

5. Rabbi Avraham Feld to give Lecture on Islam
Rabbi Avraham Feld (co-founder of Brit-Am)
on Thursday (Yom Chamishi) January 26 at 1900
at the Israeli Center 22 Keren HaYisod St, Jerusalem
(02) 566-7787
will lecture on his work,
"Mohammed Wept. A Response to Islam"
A preliminary draft of this work may be seen on our website:
or in PDF format:

The lecture is hosted by the
Root & Branch Association
Admission is 25 shekel per person, students 10.

Jerusalem News-402
1. "Jerusalem News" Archive Now on Web
2. Holyland Old Jerusalem and Temple Model Moving
3. Conspiracy Reactions
4. Another Conspiracy Question and BC
5. BC on Archive
6. Traditions of the Deluge from around the World
7. Australia Remembers Its Origins

1. "Jerusalem News" Archive Now on Web
The  "Jerusalem News" Archive nos 1 to 401
may now be seen (in almost complete form) on the
Brit-Am Web Site
It may be accessed from the very front page
Press "News From Jerusalem" underneath the photo at the very top
or (for The List of Contents) go directly to:

2. Holyland Old Jerusalem and Temple Model Moving
<<At the end of January, the Temple Mount will be sawed into pieces and carted away. Not the real Temple Mount, of course, but its miniature model on the hillside next to the Holyland Hotel in southeast Jerusalem. The mountain and the temple compound built by King Herod are part of a model of Jerusalem in 66 C.E., on the eve of the revolt against the Romans that ended in the destruction of the city.>>
The whole article is worth reading.

We highly recommend anyone visiting Jerusalem to see this model.

3. Conspiracy Reactions
(a) Thomas wrote:
Dear Yair;

I read your conspiracy email. I've been meaning to ask you about what Barry Chamish says, and since you brought it up. I've been wondering if any of what he says about the Shabatian Jews has any basis in fact.

It's obvious to me that there are people who are advancing an agenda which includes sexual immorality and an all powerful government, the nanny state. In America 80+% of us who are in favor of protecting the unborn, yet the people who control the legal establishment have created a constitutional right of a woman to abort her child. Ditto for homosexual marriage. We watch very few movies because of vulgar language and sexual immorality. The T V is full of the above plus impotent fathers. The situation continues to deteriorate because people who have their hands on the levers of power are promoting the same agenda. This agenda dovetails exactly with the program being promoted by the fallen archangel Lucifer. The Midrash for Genesis 3 calls him Samhail.

They have created a fictitious history about America. As you know, the legal systems of America, the British Common Wealth countries, and Israel are based on Torah. The fiction has the founding fathers of America portrayed as secularists, as opposed to the Hebrew Roots Christians that they were. They have created an educational system which brain washes the children. Their mantra is "give us more money and the educational achievements of the students will improve." This in spite of the over whelming evidence to the contrary.

What I want you to understand that I don't agree with everything that Barry says. His writings are proof of conspiracy theories causing people to go off the deep end. I have also seen his writings used by holocaust deniers, which is never a good idea. The hardest thing to separate is a mixture of falsehood and truth.  However it's not a good idea to throw the baby out with the bath water either.

People who abandon Biblical Values obviously want to impose their own values or lack of them
on the rest of society. There are no vacuums. The best and possibly only solution is for those
who do believe to strengthen their connection to the Bible.
It happens that we get the feeling that control of our surroundings is being hijacked by others
and maybe it is but this is an outcome of an unspoken consensus amongst those
who are active in public life. We must not seek to compensate ourselves for our imagined
"impotence" by believing in fantasies about conspiracy etc.
We should seek the truth, believe in the Bible, and strengthen our Brit-Am consciousness.

(b) Tracy  Osborne Wrote:

Hello Yair Davidiy,

I received an email from an anonymous person a couple of months ago that said:

Who's story should we believe?
"Muslims are (probably) not to blame for bringing down the WTC buildings after all"

To which I responded:

I'm not into flaky conspiracy theories

The person wrote back to me:

Forget the conspiracy. Do you believe simple evidence?

I responded:

Simple evidence is read through every persons glasses - their pre-dispositions and assumptions. Unless you know things first hand - you saw it - you were there - like a shophet (judge) you were in a position to search out the matter thoroughly - evidence is not necessarily so simple. Otherwise, it may prove out to be that you were spreading lies and inuendo and might be guilty of lashon hara - evil speaking. People begin to see what they look for. And end up spending years in trivia, some of which may or may not be true, when they should have pursued The Most High One and His Truth much more diligently.

Thanks for being so bold and responsible in addressing this Conspiracy Phenomena.

Tracy Phillip Osborne

4. Another Conspiracy Question and BC

From Thomas:
Dear Yair;

I wrote;

And you replied
<<People who abandon Biblical Values obviously want to impose their own values or lack of them>>

The question is are they their values, or is their a nexus of evil?

<<on the rest of society. There are no vacuums. The best and possibly only solution is for those
who believe to strengthen their connection to the Bible.>>

No argument there.

<<It happens that we get the feeling that control of our surroundings is being hijacked by others>>

None of which changes the fact that the legal, educational and media elite are all promoting this agenda.

<<and maybe it is but this is an outcome of an unspoken consensus amongst those
who are active in public life. We must not seek to compensate ourselves for our imagined
"impotence" by believing in fantasies about conspiracy etc.>>

Is a conspiracy, or does it just look like one?

<<We should seek the truth, believe in the Bible, and strengthen our Brit-Am consciousness.>>

I agree.

You didn't answer my main question, are the Shabitians real, or did Chamish make them up? `

Brit-Am Answer:
There was a person named Shabtai Zvi
and he had followers.
See what we wrote previously on this issue:
Jerusalem News-367
item #6. Conspiracy Theories are Mainly Dangerous Harmful

Do Sabbattians (followers of Shabtai Zvi) exist today?
Hard to say.
The Donmeh Muslims in Turkey are of mixed Jewish-Turkish origin.
They are descended in part from followers of Shabtai
but it seems doubtful if anything remains in practical terms of their origin.
Jacob Frank (c. 1759) continued off from Shabatai but most of his followers
converted to Catholicism.
Gershon Scholem tried to claim that some of the
early founders of Reform Judaism in Central Europe were descended from families
members of whom had been followers of
Shabtai or Frank.
There could be something in the fact that bad apples come from bad branches
and that certain families have a habit of producing rotten figs BUT
one cannot take this thing too far. Good people can also come from questionable origins
just look at King David for example.
Though I, for example, may be certain that my own ancestors were all paragons of virtue
I might think twice about placing a bet on it and the same could apply for most of us.

The thing about Reform Judaism etc  may  (or may not) be so but it does not mean much since at the beginning
the true nature of Shabatianism was not generally known.
Even today  a lot of well-meaning people get caught up in cults, etc
with they themselves being of moral disposition but their leaders sometimes quite dissolute.
Just because a certain Democratic President of the USA had quite liberal notions
at to what was proper are we going to say that ALL members of the Democratic Party
share such beliefs and are suspect of similar actions?

Barry Chamish tried to claim that the whole early Zionist Movement was founded
by Shabatians but he produced NO evidence whatsoever, not even concerning even one of
the tens of thousands of people who were involved.
BC however never did need evidence to make assertions
about good people.
BC is not a friend of Judah or of Israel
and neither are most of those who advocate Conspiracy Theories.

5. BC on Archive

item #4. What do you think of the Conspiracy Ideas of Barry Chamish?

6. Traditions of the Deluge from around the World

7. Australia Remembers Its Origins
From: surfer11 <>
Subject: [origin of nations] Australia's British Values
mailing list

Howard puts emphasis on old Brit values
By Samantha Maiden

January 26, 2006

Howard ... "When it comes to being an Australian there is no hierarchy of descent". Picture: John Feder
[] Honours: Full list of Australia Day honours

JOHN Howard has outlined his vision of a tolerant nation that rejects racism while placing core Australian values ahead of multiculturalism.
In a keynote Australia Day address, Mr Howard identified the nation's "dominant cultural pattern" as a mix of Judaeo-Christian ethics, the spirit of the Enlightenment and British political institutions and culture.

But he also praised the contribution of the Irish, non-conformists and successive waves of settlers to forging new attitudes and traditions.

"When it comes to being an Australian there is no hierarchy of descent," he said.

While condemning the criminals responsible for last December's Cronulla riots, he said there was no need for "moral panic".

Mr Howard said immigrants were expected "to make an overriding commitment to Australia, its laws and democratic values".

Jerusalem News-403
1. International Christian Zionist Center  moving near Bethel in
2. Saddam ordered WMD strike on Israel
3. Rabbi Kadouri's Final Request to Bush: Free Jonathan Pollard

1. International Christian Zionist Center  moving near Bethel in
January 25, 2006

Announcement and Press Release

Founder of the International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem, Jan Willem
van der Hoeven announces with his team and staff members to move his
ICZC headquarters in solidarity with the Jewish people to the main
heartland of the people of Israel to the land of Benjamin, Judea in the
vicinity of Bethel where the God in Whom also Christians believe
promised this land - the heartland of Israel - to one people namely His
own as an everlasting possession, as He also promised to Abraham!

Millions of Bible believing Christians worldwide from every nation and
church denomination believe in this divine promise of our God and Father
to His own Jewish people. We hope by this act of identification to give
strength and courage to many in Israel.

Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director
International Christian Zionist Center

P.O. Box 49063
91490 Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Telephone:               +972 (0)2 581 9701
Fax:                      +972 (0)2 540 0133
Email Address:

Friday 27 January 2006

Statement of Clarification

Due to a number of inquiries concerning the recent announcement set out
below, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem wishes to clarify the

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem was founded in 1980 by a
close-knit group of godly men and women, including Rev. Jan Willem van der

The ICEJ today is not affiliated with his current ministry, the
International Christian Zionist Center, nor are we involved in the move of
the ICZC offices to the land of Benjamin.
IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis

2. Saddam ordered WMD strike on Israel Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Jan. 28, 2006

The former deputy of the Iraqi air force, General Georges Sada, revealed on
Saturday that that former dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, ordered him
during the first Gulf War to bomb Israeli population centers with chemical

The ousted dictator, said Sada in recently published book, Saddam's
secret's, ordered 96 Russian fighter jets to be armed with chemical weapons
and sent to bomb Israel.

According to Sada, who recently served as a national security advisor to the
temporary prime minister and was in the midst of a book tour in the US, said
he succeeded in convincing Hussein to reconsider his order.

Sada said he convinced Saddam to abort the mission by telling him that the
Iraqi pilots could not complete the mission with the equipment at their
disposal, and that the Israelis had radar that could detect them before they
reached their target.

In his book, which was written four years ago, Sada also claims that Iraq's
chemical weapons were taken to Syria aboard civilian Iraqi "Boeing"
airplanes just prior to the US invasion.

The 65-year-old Sada said that 56 flights of this type took place, but went
largely unnoticed because they were flying under the guise of humanitarian
Prior to the second Iraq war Israel warned that Iraq was moving chemical
weapons from its territory into Syria.

Chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction were never found in
Iraq by US-led allied forces.

3. Rabbi Kadouri's Final Request to Bush: Free Jonathan Pollard
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 16:26:21 -0500 (EST)

Kadouri's Final Request to Bush: Free Jonathan Pollard

Justice4JP Release - January 28, 2006

Rabbi Yitzhak Kadouri, leading kabbalist, who passed away in Jerusalem
tonight, at the age of more than 100 years old, made a final request to
President George Bush in recent months: free Jonathan Pollard.

In his request to Bush to free Pollard,  Rabbi Kadouri reminded the American
president of the of Biblical injuction: "What does the Lord require of you,
but to do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly with your G-d" [Micah 6:8].
Kadouri assured Bush that both he and America would be blessed for this righteous

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 09:47:50 +0200

Jerusalem News-404
1. The Daniel Pinner Trial
4. The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Celebrates Second Anniversary
5. A Rebuke to Yair followed by a Brit-Am Suggestion

1. The Daniel Pinner Trial

Arutz Sheva News Service -
Sunday, January 29, 2006, 29 Tevet 5766

By Hillel Fendel

Daniel Pinner, who shot in the air when attacked by a rock-throwing
Arab mob, was found guilty by the Be'er Sheva District Court of
causing willful and malicious injury. He faces a 3-year sentence.

Pinner, who made Aliyah from England and lives in Kfar Tapuach, has
been in prison for over seven months.  He was arrested on June 22 for
allegedly firing at and injuring an Arab on the Gush Katif beach.
Pinner has maintained that he shot in the air in self-defense when a
mob of some 50 Arabs threw rocks at him; Arab witnesses and
participants admitted in court that they were throwing rocks.

Pinner, 38, an unmarried teacher and licensed electrician, was in Gush
Katif at the time to volunteer his services in the refurbishing of the
Palm Beach Hotel for new families.  Four days after the incident, he
was arrested at home, with the police first claiming that he had shot
an Arab in the chest, and then later in the leg.  Even after months in
jail, Pinner did not lose his sense of humor, describing his court
hearings in the following manner:

"...It was Wednesday 28 September, and I was up for the second hearing
of my trial... Justice was proceeding at its usual sedate, calm pace,
undisturbed by such concepts as presumption of innocence, factual
evidence, or the right to a speedy trial. The hearing itself was
comparatively brief - about an hour or so, in which two police
officers in charge of the interrogation testified that: ...
yes, they found a spent cartridge from my Uzi;
no, they had not bothered to check the range or angle of fire to see
if that could possibly have been the bullet which allegedly hit Nasser
no, they had not been able to run an identity parade to ask the Arab
eye-witnesses if I was the shooter;
no, they could not explain why it was impossible to do an identity
no, they could not explain why the police did not think of
photographing me in order to run a photographic identity parade."

Atty. Baruch Ben-Yosef expressed disgust at the ruling, saying it
"simply ignored all of our legal claims, such as the expert who said
that it was impossible to ascertain whether the wound was even caused
by a bullet...  The judge believed the Arab witnesses, despite the
discrepancies in their testimony."

The ruling was handed down Sunday morning by Justice Rachel Barkai of
the Be'er Sheva District Court.

Ben-Yosef believes there are strong grounds to appeal to the Supreme
Court, and Pinner is likely to do so.  In the meanwhile, however,
sentencing hearings are currently scheduled for March 8.  A probation
report must also be prepared for this purpose.  He faces a possible
three-year prison sentence.

(b)  More About Daniel
Mon, 30 Jan 2006 07:11:17 +0200
From: Dina2 <>


Dear Friends and Supporters,

Daniel was found guilty of malicious assault and illegal carrying of weapon and ammunition in a restricted area. This, despite the fact that the Arab who accused Daniel of shooting him could not even identify Daniel in the courtroom when the judge asked him whether he saw the shooter in the courtroom, as well as conflicting testimony from prosecution witnesses and other gigantic holes in the prosecution's case, during the entire process of the trial. Despite all of these obvious faults, the judge, Rachel Barka'i, said that she does not accept Daniel's claim that he fired in the air in self-defense and pronounced him guilty on all counts.

So now Daniel gets to spend up to two years in jail, unless an appeal is successful. His lawyer, Baruch Ben-Yosef, is going to try to get Daniel a reduced sentence. Sentencing is not scheduled to take place until March 8, a good number of weeks away. In the meantime, Daniel gets to rot some more in Masiyahu prison.

Last night Daniel called me when he arrived back in Masiyahu prison. Amazingly, he's in terrific spirits! Many of his supporters practically filled the entire courtroom yesterday (including myself), so he was very heartened and encouraged by this. He does NOT want people to feel sorry for him! The glaring injustice of his incarceration was never more apparent than during that hearing yesterday, and now everyone will know it. Daniel feels vindicated and on the "right" side. And for every supporter who showed up in court yesterday, there are many, many more who for whatever reason could not come yesterday but who are still on Daniel's side.

Also, to get updates and to input your own opinions, please join the Yahoo group especially set up for news on Daniel, at: <>

Watch for Daniel's next article on the above newsgroup, which he told me he will be writing very soon. He already has some superb articles on the above site and on Arutz 7 at: <> (for his latest article, and on the right side of the page, you will see previous articles written from jail).


Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 19:27:41 -0500 (EST)

ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Iran was said to have acquired a nuclear bomb.

A leading U.S. nuclear proliferation expert said Teheran obtained an atomic
bomb about a decade ago from the nuclear black market. The expert said Iran
sought to produce additional nuclear weapons through technology from
Pakistan and other countries.
"The one functional device Iran has," Mansoor Ijaz, a U.S. nuclear
scientist, said, "is the result of clandestine transfers from Pakistan's
rogue black market nuclear scientist, Abdul Qadeer Khan, who sold the
Iranians antiquated but highly effective Chinese bomb designs and parts,
including spherical shell casings, spherical Krytron detonation switches and
empirical software testing modules."

On Saturday, Iran threatened to launch a missile strike against the West.
The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Rahim
Safavi, said Teheran could retaliate with the Shihab-3 intermediate-range
missile against what he termed was British efforts to foment unrest in
western Iran.
Source: Middle East Newsline at:


Arutz Sheva News Service -

Monday, January 30, 2006, 1 Shevat 5766
Editor: Hillel Fendel

By Hillel Fendel

Denmark and Norway are under attack from the Moslem world because of a
series of anti-Mohammed cartoons.  Palestinian terrorists threatened
physical attack unless they apologize.

Muslim interests around the world have been in an uproar against a
series of anti-Mohammed cartoons that appeared in Danish and Norwegian
newspapers.  In Iraq, Muslim forces finally made good on their threats
today, detonating a bomb against a joint Danish-Iraqi military patrol.
 No one was reported hurt.

In Gaza City as well, five terrorists stormed the European Union
headquarters this morning, closing the office down in protest of the
cartoon series.  At the same time, ten terrorists armed with assault
rifles and grenade launchers stood outside, firing into the air and
warning Danes and Norwegians not to visit Gaza until their governments

"We warn the citizens of the above-mentioned governments against not
taking this warning seriously," one of the gunmen read from a
statement, "because our groups are ready to implement it across the
Gaza Strip."

Saudi Arabia has enacted a boycott of Danish goods, and calls for the
same have been heard in Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt,
Bahrain, Syria and Yemen.

Libya announced Sunday the closure of its embassy in Denmark to
protest the caricatures of Islam's prophet.  A Libyan Foreign Ministry
statement said other measures would be taken, but did not elaborate.

Several Kuwaiti MPs have called on Danish and European institutions to
take legal action against the cartoonist and the Danish newspaper that
originally published his caricatures.

PA Arabs in Samaria burnt and trampled the Danish flag yesterday
[pictured above], in solidarity with the protest.

The 12 controversial drawings were originally published last September
in the independent Jyllands-Posten newspaper, and afterwards in a
Norwegian paper.  They included one of Mohammed waving off suicide
bombers on their way to heaven, saying, "Stop! We have run out of
virgins!"  Another one portrays Mohammed wearing a turban shaped as a
bomb with a burning fuse.

A recent poll conducted in Copenhagen found that the Danes refuse to
give in to the Moslem pressure.  The Epinion Research Institute in
Denmark reported that 79% of respondents feel that Danish Prime
Minister Rasmussen should not apologize on Denmarks behalf, while
only 18% said he should.

4. The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Celebrates Second Anniversary

January 30, 2006- The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) met today,
January 30, 2006, at 12:00 in the Knesset Lecture Hall to celebrate its
achievements in 2005 and its two-year anniversary.  During the meeting, the
KCAC reviewed its past and future initiatives and discussed the need for a
joint Judeo-Christian front against Hamas.  Rabbi David Brodman of Savion
opened the meeting by noting that after 2,000 years, Jews and Christians
have found a common bond, "a blessing of our times."

Those attending the meeting included members of the Knesset from the KCAC
and the Foreign Ministry.  In addition, representatives from the Ethiopian
Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox Church, Armenian Orthodox Church,
Evangelical Church and Syrian Orthodox Church were in attendance.

The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus was established in January of 2004 to
open formal and direct lines of communication between the representatives of
the Jewish people and Christian leaders around the world. The Caucus
consists of fifteen members of Knesset from seven political parties across
the political spectrum.

Media Contact:

Miya Keren
Administrative Assistant, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus

IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis

5. A Rebuke to Yair followed by a Brit-Am Suggestion

Dear Sir,
Mr. Chamish's unwavering love for and dedication to Am Yisrael ["People of Israel"] is only surpassed by his G-d given ability to expose the truth, no matter how painful or uncomfortable the findings may prove to other Jews.
It is a shame that you have to resort to lashon hara [Evil Speech] against Mr. Chamish who has devoted decades of his life in a valiant attempt to save Israel from those bent on her destruction.
Let me just say that I have come across more than a few comments on the net referring to you, Mr. Davidy, as a "whacko" and a "racist" yet I am still willing to read your site with an open mind.
I just wish that you could do the same.

Avraham David

Brit-Am Reply:
To see what we actually do say about Barry C and Conspiracy Theories in general
go to our web-site:
We have received quite a few letters protesting our stand against Conspiracy Theories
but as of yet no-one has tried to dispute the facts as we show them.
Quite a few of the letters in defence of  Conspiracy Theories are quite fanatical.
One would think we were challenging a major article of faith in some popular religion.
Conspiracy Theories are like a cult and they supply a certain psychological need.
It is suggested that  De-Programming Measures be taken in  order to provide
a cure for Conspiracy Theories.
For those who are afflicted with this unfortunate malady it is suggested
that they actually read what the advocates of Conspiracy Theories say
and while doing so think to themselves:
a. What if it is not so?
b. What are the implications?
c. Is it fair to write such things about other people without proper evidence?
Do not the people written about have families etc who could be hurt by
such writings?
d. If the information is not correct Who would write such things? Why?
e. Who stands to gain?
f. Who stands to be hurt?
g. Is this writing patriotic?
h. Is it not detrimental to the Jewish People? Or the "Anglo-Americans"? or both?
i. If it is not true am I not committing an offence by believing in it?
Words and thoughts do have an influence.
Sometimes the effect is immediate
and at other times it only comes out after a long period if at all
but it always does something.

We should all return to the source:









Jerusalem News-405
1. Palestinian Culture vs. World Culture
2. Arutz Sheva News Tuesday
ON A7RADIO: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF TZADDIKIM [i.e. Very Saintly Individuals]?
3. Amona and Governmental Brutality
4. Denmark First? The Planned Muslim Takeover of Europe
5. Reactions to Conspiracy Notes

1. Palestinian Culture vs. World Culture
Subject: Fw: Palestinian Culture vs. World Culture

"The Palestinians are the first people in the history of humanity to embrace terror and genocide as a way of life. Palestinian schools train kindergarteners and first graders to aspire to murder innocent Jews by blowing themselves up alongside them, and then tell the children that if they're lucky enough to have male genitalia they will go to heaven and be rewarded with 72 virgins to attend their every whim. Palestinian parents murder their own children by telling them to kill Jewish children so that Allah can receive them. This is the sickest culture on the face of the earth, and the fact that it is supported by secular leftists in Europe and America reveals the terminal sickness, as well, of those who crusade in the name of 'social justice'." David Horowitz

The Patriot Post January 30, 2006

2. Arutz Sheva News Tuesday
From: Arutz-7 Editor <>
Arutz Sheva News Service
Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 2 Shevat 5766
Editor: Hillel Fendel
By Ezra HaLevi

A 2,000-year-old date seed planted last Tu BShvat has sprouted and is
over a foot tall. Being grown at Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava, it is
the oldest seed to ever produce a viable young sapling.

The Judean date seed was found, together with a large number of other
seeds, during archaeological excavations carried out close to Massada
near the southern end of the Dead Sea.  Massada was the last Jewish
stronghold following the Roman destruction of the Holy Temple over
1,930 years ago.  The age of the seeds was determined using carbon
dating, but has a margin of error of 50 years placing them either
right before or right after the Massada revolt.

The seeds sat in storage for thirty years until Elain Solowey of the
Institute for Environmental Studies was asked to attempt to
cultivate three of them. Solowey spoke with Israel National Radio's Yishai Fleisher and Alex
Traiman about reviving the ancient date palm.

Solowey, who raised the plant, has grown over 100 rare and almost
extinct species of plants. Together with Hadassah Hospitals Natural
Medicine Center, she seeks to use the plants listed in ancient
remedies to seek effective uses for modern medical conditions. The
Judean date has been credited with helping fight cancer, malaria and
toothaches. Solowey was skeptical about the chances of success at
first, but gave it a try. I treated it in warm water and used growth
hormones and an enzymatic fertilizer extracted from seaweed in order
to supplement the food normally present in a seed, she said.

As this years Tu BShvat (the Jewish new year for trees, the 15th of
the Jewish month of Shvat) approaches, the young tree that sprouted
from one of the three seeds now has five leaves (one was removed for
scientific testing) and is 14 inches tall. Solowey has named it
Metushelah (Methuselah), after the 969-year-old grandfather of Noah,
the oldest human being ever.

Solowey said that although the plants leaves were pale at first, the
young tree now looks perfectly normal.

The Judean palms once grew throughout the Jordan Valley, from Lake
Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) to the Dead Sea. Those from Jericho, at
the northern end of the Dead Sea, were of particularly notable
quality. Though dates are still grown widely in the Jordan Valley, the
trees come mostly from California.

The Judean date palm trees are referred to in Psalm 92 (The righteous
shall flourish like the palm tree). The tree was also depicted on
the ancient Jewish shekel and now appears on the modern Israeli
10-shekel coin.

It is too early to tell, but if the tree is female, it is supposed to
bear fruit by 2010, after which it can be propagated to revive the
Judean date palm species altogether. It is a long road to our being
able to eat the Judean date once again, Solowey said, but there is
the possibility of restoring the date to the modern world.

Listen to the interview on Israel National
ON A7RADIO: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF TZADDIKIM [i.e. Very Saintly Individuals]?
A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitchak Reuven

The passing of Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri of Blessed Memory: What is the
role of tzaddikim?
The loss of the righteous and what it means for the Jewish people and
the whole world. The month of Shvat and the "water" of Torah: the
strength of Israel and our power and claim to this Land. Current
events in the light of current Torah portions: More evil decrees as
Hashem hardens hearts. Chamas rises to "power"?! The Exodus from
Egypt: An earth-shattering event, soon to be repeated as we approach
the Redemption.

3. Amona and Governmental Brutality
The Israeli Government has just destroyed nine buildings in the settlement of Amona
using great violence.
We are not covering this story at the moment since our policy is to highlight items of importance
that may not be known those who follow the regular media.
Also we concentrate on matters that can be corrected and usually of a positive nature.
 We may however yet put something together on the subject.

4. Denmark First? The Planned Muslim Takeover of Europe
Forwarded by <>
The Caliphate is Coming
By Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld | January 31, 2006
Extracts Only

To Mousa Abu Marzuk, Deputy Chief of Hamas' Political Bureau in Damascus, HAMAS' triumph is an important springboard towards the establishment of the Caliphate - a global Islamic state, where life would be dictated by the Shari'a.

In a statement Abu Marzuk made on January 26, following HAMAS' sweeping victory of ! the Palestinian legislative elections, he said that HAMAS, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), is reaping the fruits of its efforts over the last six decades. It was established in Palestine in 1936 - not in 1987, as most mistakenly think. Since then, the movement, according to Abu Marzuk, has carried out its political, social agenda, including Dawa (Prosetylization) and Jihad.

Both the MB and Hamas are exploiting the U.S. call for democratization in the Middle East, using free elections to gain legitimate political power. Indeed, in December 2005, the MB won 88 seats in the 454-member Egyptian Parliament. This is while neither organization has changed its charter, or is likely to do so.

Among the many permanent, deleterious features of Shari'a is a system that subjugates and oppresses non-Muslims. It requires non-Muslims to convert to Islam or pay the jizya tax, a form of extortion, creating a "contract" (dhimma) that "guarantees" the infidels' lives and possessions. In a recent essay Dr. Andrew Bostom quotes the Arabic lexicographer, E.W. Lane, who bluntly calls the tax on "free non-Muslim subjects .compensation for not being slain."

The system's "obligations" institutionalize discrimination (dhimmitude) that targets Jews and Christians only. Others, such Hindus, and Buddhists have a choice to convert or to be slaughtered.  These regulations prohibit them from possessing arms, ringing church bells, testifying in courts, building and restoring houses of worship while restricting many other civil rights as well. Like Nazi regulations, the Shari'a also require non-Muslims to wear special, identifying clothes. These key features of the Shari'a and Islamic ideology as called for by the MB and HAMAS, are political, not merely religious.

The spiritual leader of Hamas, the late Ahmad Yassin said: "The 21st century is the century of Islam," and his successor Mahmoud Zahar says, "Israel will disappear and after it the US." With its recent victory,! HAMAS seems to be closer to reaching this goal.

Compare Hamas statements and its charter to those of al-Qaeda, Hizbullah and other Islamist organizations. All strive to establish a caliphate encircling the globe. Al-Qaeda says: "We will turn the White House and the British parliament into mosques," as documented by Jonathan Dahoah Halevi, director of Orient Research Group in Toronto.

Denmark, for example, has in the last few years become a host country for various Muslim radical groups, mostly offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood.

According to Jonathan Dahoah Halevi, director of Orient research Group in Toronto, who follows Islamist organizations, they view Denmark as an easy target for the spreading of Islam, a springboard from which to renew the Muslim occupation of Europe. As Sheikh Issam Amayra warned in a recent sermon: "Three percent of the Muslims in Denmark constitute a threat to the future of the kingdom of Denmark. .our Danish brothers will manage to bring Islam to all the homes of the Danish citizens. Allah will grant them the victory in their country in order to raise the Caliphate in Denmark. Afterwards the citizens of the Caliphate (which will be raised in Denmark) will wage war on Oslo, [and] they will fight their neighboring Scandinavian countries in order t! o join their lands to the territory of the Caliphate. Then they will wage a holy war and spread the teachings of Islam to the rest of Europe, until they reach the original city of Medina."


WASHINGTON [MENL] -- A U.S. contractor has reported the likelihood of a
natural gas reserve in Syria.
Gulfsands Petroleum said an independent study assessed that a natural gas
accumulation was located along the Tigris River in Syria. The study on Block
26 by Ryder Scott reported gas reserves equivalent of up to 722 million
barrels of oil.
Executives said Gulfsands Petroleum plans to begin drilling four wells on
Block 26 in August 2006. Gulfsands has already drilled six wells on the
block, with three of them believed to contain commercial hydrocarbon
The Tigris structure is the largest within Block 26 and beneath the Souedieh
Field. Souedieh has estimated reserves of two billion barrels of oil and

5. Reactions to Conspiracy Notes
#Q7. Question: What Kind of Reaction has Brit-Am Experienced from its Stand Against Conspiracy Theories?
Selected Letters for and against the Brit-Am stand on this subject by:
Thomas Grey
Luke W. Martin
Timothy Murray
Sandie from Arizona

Jerusalem News-406
1. The Book of Daniel, Islam, and Europe
with Comment by David ben Ariel
2. Temple Mounts Archaeological Remains Found in Rubbish from Muslim
Construction. Photos of Finds
3. Arab stabs woman to death
4. Steve Collins: Russia-China-Central Asia Unification?
5. Boys discover intact Second Temple burial cave

1. The Book of Daniel, Islam, and Europe

Commentaries to the Book of Daniel quoted in the Brit-Am Commentary understand the Vision of Nebuchadnezzar as explained by Daniel as predicting  an eventual attempted union between Ishmael (Islam) and Europe.
Such a union is NOW in preparation.
See extracts from relevant  articles under the heading
We Were Warned! :
" Eurabia" in The Book of
The articles  in effect describe a merger already in the process of preparation of Continental Europe with Ishmael (Arabic-Islam). This is to be carried through at the expense of Israel and the USA.

It should be noted that the EU heavily funds the Palestinians and that the Palestinian
propaganda that brings about the suicide bombings etc would not be possible without
EU funding.
It should also be noted that the Israeli left-wing with movements such as Peace Now etc
also receives substantial funds from the EU.

The recent violence at Amona had a lot of causes and many interested parties were involved.
It would not probably however have taken place were it not for legal actions by the EU
subsidized Peace Now movement that could not stand to see nine half-legal Jewish buildings
standing in the territory of Benjamin despite the fact that the Arabs have more than 30,000
illegal buildings (that are recognized as illegal without speaking of those that are illegal and not
recognized) throughout Israel with much more than 3000 in the Jerusalem area alone.

In view of the above the following letter is interesting though I personally feel
that the expression used "German-Jesuit" is misleading, a red herring.
At all events the EU is in part culpable.

 Shalom Yair,

Your commentaries were most interesting on the possibility of "Eurabia," especially in light of how the EU has been guilty of aiding and abetting many Arab countries whose goal is to wipe Israel off the map (Ps. 83:4). However, it appears that "Eurabia" is dead now since Europe is beginning to suffer from the Islamofascists and will soon turn on them with full fury, as you acknowledge somewhat by giving an honorable mention that:

"There also exists a school of thought that identifies the FEET AND TOES of the great statue with the mixed group of nations comprising the European Union or that the EU is a precursor for a similar organization that will fulfill the prophecy. "

Both the Arabs and the Jews are going to get brutally betrayed, stomped by the EU jackboot, when the German-Jesuit EU occupies Jerusalem, after having misled the world to trust them to bring peace. This is elaborated upon within:

 UN Resolution 181: Blueprint of the Beast?

Shavua tov (good week),

David Ben-Ariel

2. Temple Mounts Archaeological Remains Found in Rubbish from Muslim
The Muslims are building yet another gigantic mosque on the Temple Mount
in Jerusalem. In the process they are excavating the area with heavy construction
equipment and carting the dust and rubble away and dumping it.
Remains of great archaeological value are being destroyed including
those pertaining to the First and Second Temples.
The articles below discuss this along with photographs of some the remains
that have been salvaged from the Muslim rubbish dump.
I have only looked at a few of the references below and what I have seen is OK
but I cannot vouch for all of them.

(a) From Joseph I. Lauer
Materials about The Temple Mount Archaeological Destruction can be
accessed at the multi-lingual site maintained by Zachi Zweig
   A Hebrew-language article by Zachi Zweig was published in the Makor
Rishon weekly newspaper in August 2005, and covers the story of the
archaeological destruction on the Temple Mount and the politics around it.
It may be accessed at
   Following are URLs for just some of the many articles concerning the
recovery of materials dumped by the Waqf following their excavations and
demolition on the Temple Mount.  (Unfortunately, relevant Jerusalem Post
articles cannot be retrieved following a revamping of that paper's online
edition's URL system.)
   Joseph I. Lauer
   Brooklyn, New York
Ha'aretz (Sept. 7, 2004) "Court temporarily halts removal of soil from
Temple Mount"
Ha'aretz (October 28, 2005) "Remnants of the Temple? Not in this garbage"
BP NEWS (Feb 8, 2005) "Temple Mount destruction stirred archaeologist
[Gabriel Barkay] to action"
Arutz Sheva - Israel National News (April 14, 2005) "Exclusive: Dumped
Temple Mount Rubble Yields Jewish Artifacts"
[A recorded Arutz Sheva interview with Prof. Gabriel Barkay may still be
accessed at the illustrated article's URL or at ]
Washington Times (April 15, 2005) "Key finds in Temple Mount trash heap"\ForeignBureaus\archive\200505\FOR20050506d.html
CyberCast News Service - (May 06, 2005) "Temple Mount
Antiquities Destroyed In 'Cultural Intifadah'"
FORWARD (May 27, 2005) "Troubles Mount for Effort To Rescue Temple
israel today (July 20, 2005) "Moslems Destroy Temple Mount Artifacts" [English] [earlier
English article] [Hebrew,
with link to pictures of four finds at ]
Ha'aretz (September 2, 2005) "Mysterious Temple Mount artifact evokes 'Da
Vinci Code'" [continuation] [Hebrew]
Ha'aretz (October 12, 2005) "Gems in the dirt"

The article appears to be something of a follow-up to a September 30, 2005
Ha'aretz article, "Twilight Zone / Sentimental journey", about a tour of the
Temple Mount in the company of archaeologist Meir Ben-Dov.  The URLs for the
earlier article are [continuation] [Hebrew]

(b) From Yitzhak Sapir:

Surveys of discovered artifacts:

3. Arab stabs woman to death

Terror in central Israel: Palestinian terrorist boards minibus in Petach
Tikva, east of Tel Aviv, stabs passengers; one stab victim dies, five others
sustain wounds. Suspect apprehended by passersby, police

Raanan Ben-Zur YNET 5 February 2006,7340,L-3211147,00.html

Terror in central Israel: A woman was murdered and five other people
sustained wounds after a Palestinian terrorist of about 20 stabbed Route 51
minibus passengers in the town of Petach Tikva, east of Tel Aviv, Sunday

Four of the stab victims are reportedly in serious condition, while another
was lightly injured. MDA Director-General Eli Bin said the murder victim, a
woman of about 40, sustained numerous stab wounds in her chest and abdomen.

Sharon Region Police Commander Menashe Arviv estimated the terrorist is not
affiliated with any terror groups and acted independently.

"We know such incidents from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv," Arviv said.

Minibus passenger Uriel Noirberger, 27, told Ynet: "I was sitting at the
front and suddenly heard screams. I saw the terrorist, who was at the back,
attempting to stab a guy, with no shame or fear."

"I yelled to the driver: 'Terrorist,' and other people yelled at him to open
the door. He stopped, and most passengers got off.the terrorist stayed
inside and I didn't understand why. Then I realized he murdered a woman,"
Noiberger said.

Danny, a resident of Holon who happened to be in the area at the time of the
attack, recounted the dramatic incident in a talk with Ynet: "We saw people
falling down, people being stabbed, a stabbed older lady and next to her a
guy lying down."

"We heard people yelling 'terrorist terrorist,' it's the scariest thing,"
Danny said. "I saw an Arab and a guy aiming a gun at him. Another guy
grabbed a wooden plank and hit him (the terrorist) in the head. I jumped on
him and we started beating him badly. He didn't say a word."

'Stab victim asked for help'

The man who hit the terrorist with the plank is Eli Haziza, who works at a
nearby plant.

"I saw a man running to the guard at the plant's entrance. He was stabbed in
the chest," Haziza said. "He asked for help and said a terrorist was
stabbing people on the street."

"I ran to the road and saw a terrorist going wild with a knife," Haziza
added. "I saw the terrorist with the knife and a man aiming a gun at him. I
didn't hesitate, walked over to the fence, pulled out a plank, approached
the terrorist and hit him hard."

"The terrorist collapsed on the road and we immediately jumped on him,"
Haziza said.

Magen David Adom ambulance service officials said the assailant boarded the
minibus on Jabotinsky Street in Petach Tikva shortly before 10 a.m. and rode
it for a while before attacking the passengers.

The stabbing attack occurred near Petach Tikva's Beilinson hospital,
enabling paramedics to rush victims to the medical center quickly.

4. Steve Collins: Russia-China-Central Asia Unification?
From: Steve Collins <>
Subject: NATO's New Nemesis

Shalom Yair,

I found this link to be very significant from a prophetic point of view. It mentions Russia, China and the "stan" nations of Central Asia are now in a formal anti-Western alliance and nations such as Iran, India, Pakistan and Mongolia are possible future members of this alliance. The ancient names for these modern nations would be: "Gog, Magog, Meshech and Tubal, Togarmah of the north quarters, Persia, Gomer and all his bands, Cush, etc." I'm sure you recognize in these names the evil alliance of Ezekiel 38 which will attack the nations of the modern house of Israel at the end of this age. Ezekiel 38-39 is marching toward its inevitable fulfillment in world events.


5. Boys discover intact Second Temple burial cave

In a scene out of the Hollywood blockbuster 'Indiana Jones,' three Israeli children stumbled upon an ancient Second Temple cave in the Beit Shemesh area filled with skeletons and ossuaries inside, Israel's Antiquities Authority announced Monday.

The boys, aged 11-13, who discovered the heretofore unknown cave during a hike were awarded a certificate of recognition for reporting their find to the Antiquities Authority.

The cave was subsequently sealed by Antiquities
Authority inspectors.

Jerusalem News-407
1. Islamo-Marxist Alliance? From Gary S. and Steven Collins
2. Lea De Lange:  Jeshurun Gavish
3. The Cartoons
4. Selected Sundries from Guysen Israel News
5. Prof. Paul Eidelberg: "The Myth of Israel's Dependence on the United States"*

1. Islamo-Marxist Alliance? From Gary S. and Steven Collins
reJerusalem News-406
#4. Steve Collins: Russia-China-Central Asia Unification?

From: Gary S
Subject: Islamo-Marxist Alliance

Regarding the points made by Steve Collins that "Russia, China and the "stan" nations of Central Asia are now in a
formal anti-Western alliance and nations such as Iran, India, Pakistan and
Mongolia are possible future members of this alliance"

You can also add as current members of the Islamo-Marxist Alliance :  North Korea, Vietnam , Laos , Syria , Sudan , Libya , South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania , Namibia , Venezuela , Bolivia , Brazil and Cuba.

All of the governments of these nations are violently anti-Western and anti-Israel


Steven Collins Replies:

I agree with you. You correctly named other nations which are anti-American, anti-Jewish and anti-Western. The nations I mentioned can all be connected to peoples named in Ezekiel 38-39 as the "evil alliance" in the End of Days. One could also link Algeria and Libya to "Put" or "Phut"  in Ezekiel 38:5. Ezekiel 38:6 adds "many people" will be in this final evil alliance in addition to the peoples and nations specifically named. The nations are your list are likely candidates to be there as well.


2. Lea De Lange:  Jeshurun Gavish
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-406
item #3. Arab stabs woman to death

Yair, Shalom rav,

Reading your item about an  Arab stabbing a  woman to death I missed the name of the hero of this terrible attack. The hero is Jeshurun Gavish, originally from Eilon Moreh where his parents, grandfather and elder brother were murdered by terrorists. Jeshurun now lives in Kedumim with his remaining brothers, sisters. He was the young man who came running, gun in hand, shooting at the ground only, cool as a cucumber, and it was only because of him that the other brave man, much older could hit the murderer with a stick he (Eli is his name I think) managed to find somehow.
Jeshurun Gavish's name was not mentioned on TV either, I heard his name only once, immediately after the attack on Army Radio. Could this be because Jeshurun lives in Kedumim and not inside "little Israel"? As soon as it became clear what Jeshurun's background was you could kind of hear a silence "settling" all around him. I just wanted to protest this enormous injustice.

Shalom rav,

Lea de Lange

(settler of Jerusalem).

3. The Cartoons
From: Axelrod
Subject: how it open the Mohammet cartoons
The following link should bring you to the Cartoons that are putting the peace loving muslims on the war path. May G-d help the rest of us.
If the link dosen'topen cut and paste the link in the address box

4. Selected Sundries from Guysen Israel News

Subject: Mailinfo Guysen Israel News - February 7th, 2006
[] 2006-02-06 , 8 Shevat 5766

23:16  In an interview with the German newspaper ''S ddeutsche Zeitung,'' Hamas leader in Gaza Mahmoud Zahar said that Europe will be holding talks with his movement within six months.  (Guysen.Isra l.News)
For now, the EU demands that Hamas stop its terror activities and recognize Israel to pursue its financial aid to a Hamas-led Palestinian Authority.

20:32  Following the publication by a Danish newspaper of caricatures of Muhammad, Iranian Trade Minister Massoud Mirkazemi announced on Monday that Teheran was severing all its trade ties with Denmark. (Guysen.Isra l.News)
The trade between the two countries amounts to $280 million a year.

19:07  According to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the Jewish population in the West Bank increased from 243,000 in 2004 to 250,000 in 2005. (Guysen.Isra l.News)

18:29  Beersheba's Soroka Hospital announced that the health condition of 7-month-old baby Osher Amar who was admitted shortly after being injured in a Kassam attack angainst Kibbutz Karmiya last Friday had considerably improved and that he would be released in the coming days. (Guysen.Isra l.News)
Osher suffered head injuries.

18:19  In response to the caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad printed in a Danish newspaper, a high circulation Iranian newspaper launched an international competition of caricatures of the Shoah. (Guysen.Isra l.News)

16:39  Demonstrations against the caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad are spreading throughout the world and are becoming increasingly violent. In Kabul, Afghanistan, four people were killed and 19 others wounded in related riots. (Guysen.Isra l.News)

14:34  Monday morning, angry protesters attacked Austria's Embassy in Tehran to protest both the publication in European newspapers of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad and the referral of the Iranian nuclear file to the United Nations Security Council. (Guysen.Isra l.News)
Austria holds currently the rotating presidency of the EU. The protesters smashed all the building's windows and threw firebombs inside but the building did not catch fire.

11:28  One month after the hospitalization of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon following a massive stroke, doctors are saying that his condition could be termed ''vegetative'' and that the chances of him waking up are slim. (Guysen.Isra l.News)

10:27  According to the security services, the Islamic Jihad and the Hizbullah are trying to launch a new wave of terror attacks against Israeli targets and are providing terror organizations in the West Bank with large amounts of money for that purpose. (Guysen.Isra l.News)
In the past week, the IDF and the Shin Bet have foiled at least two suicide attacks. In the last 10 days, 12 would-be suicide bombers were arrested.

10:19  During the Israel-Europe Economic Forum, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert repeated that with its $30 billion voulme of trade a year, the European Union was Israel's most significant partner. (Guysen.Isra l.News)

08:15  The Congress of European Rabbis firmly condemned the publications attacking religious feelings. Chairman Rabbi Joseph Sitruk said that he understood the anger of Muslims when their religious feelings were being titillated. However, he regretted the violent clashes that ensued. (Guysen.Isra l.News)
Aba Donner, director general of the Congress, stressed that in many Arab countries anti-Semitic caricatures were published and were the cause of many anti-Jewish assaults.

5. Prof. Paul Eidelberg: "The Myth of Israel's Dependence on the United States"*
Extracts Only:
Subject: The Myth

 According to Gen. George Keegan, former chief of U.S. Air Force Intelligence, while Israel annually received $1.8 billion in military grants from the U.S. between 1974-1990, Israeli aid to America was worth between $50-80 billion in intelligence, research and development savings, Soviet weapons systems captured and transferred to the Pentagon, and testing Soviet military doctrines up to 1990, when the USSR collapsed.

 Moreover, the bulk of the $1.8 billion Israel currently receives in military aid must be spent in the U.S., where it provides jobs for an estimated 50,000 American workingmen.  It should also be noted that Israel would not need this amount of military aid were it not for huge American arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Egypt.  U.S. military aid to Israel creates a demand for, and the purchase of, tens of billions of dollars worth of U.S. weaponry by these and other Arab states.

Directly and indirectly, Israel has enriched a welter of American corporations... And as world leader in software and avionics, Israel has many corporate friends in the USA.

 Mention should also be made of Israel's medical research contribution to the U.S.   And then there are the thousands of Israeli-educated engineers and scientists that live and work in the U.S. and have contributed countless billions of dollars to the American economy!

 But now consider Israel's strategic contribution to the U.S.

a. Ever since 1971, when Israel first received significant amounts of aid from the U.S., the Jewish state has helped secure NATO's southern flank.
b. In 1970, at Washington's behest, Israel prevented a Syrian invasion of Jordan.  By protecting Jordan from this client of the former Soviet Union, Israel thwarted Moscow's ambitions in the Middle East.  (By the way, it would be naive to think that Russia has permanently abandoned its historic objectives in this region.)

 Furthermore, Israel would not have been financially indebted to the U.S. had she not withdrawn from the Sinai.  By so doing Israel lost a $17 billion infrastructure, including her most sophisticated air bases, as well as Israeli-developed oil fields which, by now, would have made the country energy-independent.  Israel has had to spend more importing oil than she has thus far received in U.S. "economic" assistance.  It was as if the United States beggared Israel to display American "charity."

Jerusalem News-408
1. Arutz Sheva News Service - Tuesday,
2. Daniel Pipes: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism
3. Shaun D Hansen: "The time has come for Israel to be an
Independent nation"

1. Arutz Sheva News Service - Tuesday,

February 07, 2006, 9 Shevat 5766
Editor: Ezra HaLevi

By Scott Shiloh

Three weeks ago, Israeli police found a mosaic floor in an Arab car.
The Antiquities Authority has confirmed that the floor be belongs to a
previously undiscovered synagogue in the Ramallah area.

Researchers from the Israeli Antiquities Authority believe that the
mosaic formed part of an ancient synagogue floor because it contained
depictions of Jewish symbols, such as the base of a menorah (a seven
branched candelabrum), a lulav (palm branch), and dates.

Another, no less interesting feature of the mosaic, are the words
“Shalom (peace) on Israel” which are inscribed on it. At first,
researchers thought the thieves had stolen the mosaic floor of an
ancient Jericho synagogue, known as the “Shalom on Israel” synagogue,
because if has the same inscription.

But after some checking, the researchers learned that the Jericho
synagogue, located in an area subject to the jurisdiction of the PA,
was intact and in place. The inevitable conclusion was that the newly
discovered mosaic was from an as yet undiscovered ancient synagogue.

Researchers surmise that the synagogue is located somewhere in the
Ramallah area, because the two suspects in the car where the mosaic
was found, are from Shuafat, a north Jerusalem neighborhood bordering

The precise location of the synagogue can only be guessed at, because
areas, such as Ramallah, which are controlled by Palestinian Authority
security forces, are off-limits to Jews. Jews who attempt to visit or
do research in those areas are at risk of being kidnapped or killed.

Ironically, the “Shalom on Israel” synagogue in Jericho is also
off-limits to Jews, despite a specific provision of the Oslo accords
that guarantees Jewish access to the site.

During the First and Second Temple periods, the Ramallah area was at
the heart of the Jewish commonwealth, so the possibility of an
undiscovered synagogue in the area came as no surprise to antiquities

Like many archeological discoveries, this one was revealed entirely by
accident, when border police stopped and searched a suspicious
vehicle. When they saw the mosaic, police knew they were on to
something unusual, and immediately called in a special unit, whose job
is to investigate the theft of antiquities. That unit turned the
mosaic over to the Antiquities Authority.

Despite the security obstacles, the Antiquities Authority said it will
attempt to use undercover means to discover the exact location of the

By Ezra HaLevi

Despite the forced removal of 10,000 residents, the construction of
the Partition Wall and ongoing terror attacks, the number of Jews
living in Yesha (Judea and Samaria) increased in 2005.

According to figures released by the Peace Now group and confirmed by
the Central Bureau of Statistics, 12,000 new residents moved into
Judea and Samaria, resulting in a net population growth following the
expulsion of close to 10,000 people from communities in Gaza and
northern Samaria. The number of Jews living in Judea and Samaria, not
counting eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods, is 250,000.

The report also says that the natural growth of the Jewish population
in Judea and Samaria continues at a far greater rate than that of
those residing within the pre-1967 Green Line. Residents of Yesha have
an average annual growth rate of 5.5 percent, whereas the rest of
Israel has a 1.8 growth rate.

Additionally, despite the destruction of permanent structures in
several outlying neighborhoods, 33 of the 120 long-standing
communities Peace Now defines as "illegal outposts" have built
permanent structures on their land, including synagogues, mikvaot
(ritual baths) and community social halls.

The Peace Now report also laments the continued construction in Jewish
towns located on the eastern side of the Partition Wall. Though the
government has largely frozen funding to towns located outside the
fence-route, private contractors and individuals have continued to
build in places like Tekoa, Beit El, Itamar, Yitzhar, Hevron and Ofra.

By Ezra HaLevi

The IDF's counter-terror operations continued Tuesday, with the
killing of three senior terrorists in two separate incidents.

Senior Islamic Jihad terrorist Ahmed Ridad was killed Tuesday morning
in Shechem during an IDF operation. Ridad headed the Islamic Jihad's
Al-Kuds Brigade and was from the village of Ilar.

The operation began with a dozen IDF jeeps and transport vehicles
entering the terrorist hotbed before sunrise and surrounding the house
where Ridad and several other terrrorists were hiding. When the forces
called upon Ridad to give himself up, they began shooting from inside
the house.

Two IDF soldiers were wounded in the mission ­ one lightly and one
moderately, according to Israel Radio.

Two terrorists from the outgoing Fatah group's Al-Aksa Brigades, on
their way to launch Kassam rockets at western Negev towns, were killed
in a targeted IDF attack on their vehicle Monday night. The
terrorists, Raami Hanoun and Yassir Asfour, were killed by two
missiles fired at their vehicle as it drove through the Jabalya slums.

Earlier Monday, two Islamic Jihad terrorists were also killed in
another targeted killing.

Monday evening, Arab terrorists hurled firebombs at Israeli vehicles
traveling in Samaria, between the communities of Nili and Naale in the
Binyamin region. No injuries were reported.

2. Daniel Pipes: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism
From: "D. Pipes Mailing List" <>
Subject: #646: Pipes calls for standing with Denmark in NY Sun
Reply-to: "D. Pipes Mailing List" <>

Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism

by Daniel Pipes
New York Sun
February 7, 2006

Extracts Only

The key issue at stake in the battle over the twelve Danish cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad is this: Will the West stand up for its customs and mores, including freedom of speech, or will Muslims impose their way of life on the West? Ultimately, there is no compromise: Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.

More specifically, will Westerners accede to a double standard by which Muslims are free to insult Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, while Muhammad, Islam, and Muslims enjoy immunity from insults? Muslims routinely publish cartoons far more offensive than the Danish ones . Are they entitled to dish it out while being insulated from similar indignities?

Germany's Die Welt newspaper hinted at this issue in an editorial: "The protests from Muslims would be taken more seriously if they were less hypocritical. When Syrian television showed drama documentaries in prime time depicting rabbis as cannibals, the imams were quiet." Nor, by the way, have imams protested the stomping on the Christian cross embedded in the Danish flag.

Precisely. Robert Spencer rightly called on the free world to stand "resolutely with Denmark." The informative Brussels Journal asserts, "We are all Danes now." Some governments get it:

Norway: "We will not apologize because in a country like Norway, which guarantees freedom of expression, we cannot apologize for what the newspapers print," Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg commented.

Germany: "Why should the German government apologize [for German papers publishing the cartoons]? This is an expression of press freedom," Interior Minister Wolfgang Schauble said.

France: "Political cartoons are by nature excessive. And I prefer an excess of caricature to an excess of censorship," Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy commented.

Other governments wrongly apologized:

Poland: "The bounds of properly conceived freedom of expression have been overstepped," Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz stated.

United Kingdom: "The republication of these cartoons has been unnecessary, it has been insensitive, it has been disrespectful and it has been wrong," Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said.

New Zealand: "Gratuitously offensive," is how Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton described the cartoons.

United States: "Inciting religious or ethnic hatred in this manner is not acceptable," a State Department press officer, Janelle Hironimus, said.

Even worse, in 1997 when an Israeli woman distributed a poster of Muhammad as a pig, the American government shamefully abandoned its protection of free speech. On behalf of President Bill Clinton, State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns called the woman in question "either sick or … evil" and stated that "She deserves to be put on trial for these outrageous attacks on Islam." The State Department endorses a criminal trial for protected speech? Stranger yet was the context of this outburst. As I noted at the time, having combed through weeks of State Department briefings, I "found nothing approaching this vituperative language in reference to the horrors that took place in Rwanda, where hundreds of thousands lost their lives. To the contrary, Mr. Burns was throughout cautious and diplomatic."

Western governments should take a crash course on Islamic law and the historically-abiding Muslim imperative to subjugate non-Muslim peoples. They might start by reading the forthcoming book by Efraim Karsh, Islamic Imperialism: A History (Yale).

Peoples who would stay free must stand unreservedly with Denmark.

3. Shaun D Hansen: "The time has come for Israel to be an
Independent nation"
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-407
item #5. Prof. Paul Eidelberg: "The Myth of Israel's Dependence on the United

Response to #5: More money has gone from the US to Israel than Mr.
Eidelberg indicates, and Mr. Eidelberg's calculations are based on guesses
and estimates. My information shows that the U.S. has given Israel well
over $100 billion in outright grants since 1949, and that the U.S. still
provides $6 billion per year to Israel- more than any other country,
despite the fact that Israel is now one of the more wealthy nations in the
world. Don't get me wrong- I support this- Israel has needed the help of
the U.S. However, and I think Paul Eidelberg will agree, the time has
come for Israel to achieve its financial independence and to stop
receiving money from the U.S. for not only financial reasons, but
political/strategic ones. Israel is now facing the largest threat it ever
has. Iran has both the will and the power to threaten Israeli existence.
The UN, the U.S., and Europe all despise Iran's overtures, but only Israel
is Iran's current target. Will the U.S. or Europe come to Israeli aid in
time. No. The responsibility is shifting to Israel. Only Israel can
appreciate fully the danger posed by Iran. The President of Iran
threatened to "wipe Israel from the map." He didn't threaten to wipe
France from the map. Yes, the time has come for Israel to be an
independent nation, to make decisions unilaterally, and to sever the
umbilical cord (though not the friendship) it has had with America.

Jerusalem News-409
1. We must show our opposition to Islam, says Danish queen
2. International Observers Leave Hebron Due to Moslem Violence
3. Evangelicals to launch 'Christian AIPAC'

1. We must show our opposition to Islam, says Danish queen
By Hannah Cleaver in Berlin
(Telegraph: 15/04/2005)

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has called on the country "to show our opposition to Islam", regardless of the opprobium such a stance provokes abroad.

Her comments further undermined the image of Denmark as a liberal haven for those seeking a new life in northern Europe.

Queen Margrethe II

The Danish government has already been accused of fuelling xenophobia by introducing measures which effectively closed the country to asylum seekers.

But in overtly political passages from an official biography published yesterday Queen Margrethe makes comments certain to complicate her nation's relationship with Muslims.

She said: "We are being challenged by Islam these years - globally as well as locally. It is a challenge we have to take seriously. We have let this issue float about for too long because we are tolerant and lazy.

"We have to show our opposition to Islam and we have to, at times, run the risk of having unflattering labels placed on us because there are some things for which we should display no tolerance."

"And when we are tolerant, we must know whether it is because of convenience or conviction."

The Queen, who turns 65 tomorrow and has reigned since 1972, wields no political power but does occasionally comment on political issues.

Denmark has seriously limited immigration in the past three years and the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party, an ally of the centre-Right government, has pushed through laws making it harder to bring in foreign spouses or qualify for asylum.

The queen told her biographer, Annelise Bistrup, apparently referring to Muslim fundamentalists: "There is something impressive about people for whom religion imbues their existence, from dusk to dawn, from cradle to grave."

She said she understood how disaffected young Muslims might find refuge in religion. This tendency should be fought by encouraging Muslims to learn Danish so they could integrate better, she said.

"We should not be content with living next to each other. We should rather live together."

2. International Observers Leave Hebron Due to Moslem Violence

TIPH observers leave Hebron after riot

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The international observer force based in
the West Bank city of Hebron left Wednesday under Israeli military
protection after Palestinian rioters attacked its headquarters.

The rioters, many of them 14 to 20 years old, stoned the headquarters of the
Temporary International Presence in Hebron, damaged cars and broke into the
building destroying property. Shouting Allahu Akbar (God is great) they were
protesting cartoons published in some European newspapers that depicted the
Prophet Mohammad.

The observers' urgent departure might signal the end of the decade old TIPH.
Its spokeswoman, Gunhild L. Forselv of Norway, told United Press
International that representatives of the six European countries that
contributed observers -- Denmark, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and
Turkey -- are to meet Thursday to discuss its future. Their capitals will
guide them, she said in a telephone interview shortly before the TIPH convoy
reached a hotel in Tel Aviv where they were going to stay.

The force was sent to Hebron to provide "a feeling of security to the
Palestinians of Hebron," help promote stability and develop the economy, the
Israeli-Palestinian agreements, renewed every six months, say. It was
initially formed after an Israeli settler, Baruh Goldstein, killed Muslim
worshippers in The Tomb of the Patriarchs, the Foreign Ministry's spokesman
Mark Regev noted. Part of Hebron is under Palestinian control and part under
Israeli, through many Palestinians live also in the Israeli controlled area
near settlers.

The observers, who are usually veteran police officers, were supposed to
monitor and report events to the governments that sent them, to Israel and
the Palestinian Authority, but not enforce peace. They patrolled Hebron,
potentially one of the most violent towns in the West Bank, in their blue
uniforms and white cars armed with cameras and two-way radios, but no
weapons. Several weeks ago this reporter saw a team checking locks of closed
shops in an empty street near the settlers' Hadassah compound. A few streets
away settlers allegedly broke into stores. The goods were torched.

Palestinians have been demonstrating outside TIPH's headquarters in recent
days and the Danish observers were evacuated last week. However Wednesday
the protests became dangerous.

According to Forselv a mob of stone throwers attacked the building and drove
away the small Palestinian police contingent was supposed to guard the
building. TV footage showed rioters throwing stones at the few armed

"I am not sure exactly how many (rioters) they were because (whenever) ...
we were trying to look out of the windows to see who was there, the kids
would throw stones at the windows and break everything so we basically had
to hide in the back of our headquarters," Forselv said.

Several rioters jumped over the low gate, broke into the building, and
damaged property.

That was the decisive element that eventually led TIPH's commander, Arnstein
Oberkil of Norway, to leave the area. At that time he said their departure
was temporary.

"We can't really protect ourselves against events like the one that happened
this morning," Forselv said.

Palestinian Preventive Security men arrived after some 15 to 20 minutes,
fired in the air, and then Israel soldiers arrived.

The Israelis sent over armored jeeps that led and closed the convoy of TIPH
cars out of Hebron.

Forselv told UPI she hoped they would return to Hebron. "It's a very sad
moment for us.... I really hope we'll be able to get back as soon as
possible. Right now were not talking about that.... We'll have to wait," she

TIPH has had a difficult task in a hostile environment. In August 2001 it
pulled its regular patrols out of the Israeli controlled sector because
settlers repeatedly attacked them, its spokesman then Lars Tore Kjerland,
told UPI. Adult settlers have hurled "big stones" at TIPH cars and smashed
windshields but no one was injured, he said.

That hostility prevailed. Noam Arnon, a spokesman for Hebron's settlers
Wednesday accused the observers of being "against the Jews" and of "yielding
to Arab terror."

In March 2002 Palestinian gunmen shot and killed two observers and wounded a
third who were driving out of town.
There seemed to a good deal of skepticism as to how effective TIPH has been.

An Israeli military source told UPI the army has been "quite indifferent" to

"We've been fighting terror as we do everywhere, in every Palestinian city,"
the source said.

A well-placed Defense Ministry source said TIPH's capabilities have been
"limited from the very beginning... Their aim is not to enter conflicts, not
to get into showdowns. None of them comes here to get killed and we do not
expect them to do so....

"They're stuck between the Palestinians and the settlers and it's very
difficult to work there with all the suspicions in that area," he added.

The Foreign Ministry's Regev dodged questions on TIPH's effectiveness. "It's
not my job to give grades to the TIPH," he said.

Have their reports been effective, Regev was asked.

"I don't want to go into that," he said.

Are you sorry they are going?

"I don't want to go into that either," he repeated.

Hebron's Mayor Mustafa Natsheh told UPI he was very sorry the observers
left. They have done a good job, he maintained.

"If settles or soldiers hurt our people they come quickly and ... in case
the soldiers or settlers see the TIPH they stop harassing the people.... We
need them," Natsheh said.

However Khaled Osaily who recently resigned as Hebron's deputy mayor seemed

"People don't feel they are effective (but) .... want them to stay, at least
(so that) we'll have a witness of what is going on," he told UPI.

Their presence set a precedent for future arrangements with Israel, he
maintained. "If we will have a solution we could have observers from the

3. Evangelicals to launch 'Christian AIPAC'

Ilan Chaim - Feb 02, 2006
The Jerusalem Post

A leading US evangelist is forming an umbrella organization under which all pro-Israel Christians in America can speak as one in support of the Jewish state.

Pastor John C. Hagee of San Antonio, Texas, is to launch Christians United for Israel (CUFI) at an invitation-only "Summit on Israel" next Tuesday at his Cornerstone Church.

The Texas-size church seats 5,000 worshipers and has some 17,000 members, but the summit will host a much smaller congregation: the spiritual leaders of an estimated 30 million US Christians.

"Think of CUFI as a Christian version of AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee]," Hagee told The Jerusalem Post. "We need to be able to respond instantly to Washington with our concerns about Israel. We must join forces to speak as one group and move as one body to [respond to] the crisis Israel will be facing in the near future."

Hagee declined to specify which crisis, noting that Israel faces one "every day the sun comes up." But at the top of the CUFI agenda is what the pastor calls "the Bible issue," namely what he considers to be the mistaken policy of trading parts of the biblical Land of Israel for peace, an agenda that AIPAC, for example, neglects.

Accordingly, Hagee says, CUFI intends to "interact with the government in Washington" and persuade it "to stop pressuring Israel to give up land for peace. Besides the fact that this does not work, Israel has a Bible mandate for the land. Now that Gaza has been given to Hamas, it has a military foothold a thousand yards from Jerusalem."

CUFI's Washington efforts are to be led by national director Hagee and a blue-ribbon board supervising 12 regional directors, each of whom is responsible for four states.

"Every state in the Union, every congressional district" will be accounted for, Hagee says. Board members comprise an evangelical who's who, including Jerry Falwell, Benny Hinn, Jack Hayford, George Morrison, Rod Parsley and Steven Strang. Televangelist Pat Robertson is to attend the summit, but is not on the board.

CUFI aims to speak for Israel, but not to Israel, particularly during the present election campaign. While the organization supports moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, its main concern is "the Bible issue" and not Israeli politics. To this end, Hagee says, CUFI will back "whoever is for keeping the land."

Jerusalem News-410
1. Richard Atwood: Denmark is an Example
2. Dennis Prager: "First they came for Israel"
3. Gary S: Arab Cartoons do not offend!!!!!
4.  Amona: All the Facts
5. Main Sources of Anti-Semitism in the World Today

1. Richard Atwood: Denmark is an Example

I am glad to see Denmark may be finally getting some backbone and stand up for what is right, once again!
I am sure that it is no coincidance that the Islamic attack is going against Denmark, after all Denmark was one of the few European nations who stood again Hitler/ Nazism hatred and annihilation program of Jews.  Since the dominant leaders of modern Islam seemed to have picked up the same hatred and goals of Nazis, they are testing the strength (or lack of) of various nations willingness to stand on principles and what is truly Right.  If Denmark caves, like Spain and France, they will be overrun and be puppets to Islamic radical groups and another fallen country to Islamic aims of World Domination.

Richard Atwood

2. Dennis Prager: "First they came for Israel"
Excerpts Only

forwarded by Gary S <>

First they came for Israel, then they came for America... and now Denmark

by Dennis Prager       Townhall com     Feb 7, 2006

In 1945, the anti-Nazi German pastor Martin Niemoller wrote the following:

"First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me."

This famous statement can be updated for Europeans:

First they came for Israel, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Jews. Then they came for Lebanon's Christians, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Maronites. Then they came for America, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Americans. Then they came for Sudan's blacks, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Sudanese blacks. Then they came for us, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for us.

As long as Muslim demonstrators only shouted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel," Europe (and the rest of the world's Left) found reasons either to ignore the Nazi-like evil inherent in those chants (and the homicidal actions that flowed from them) or to blame America and Israel for the hatred.

But like the earlier Nazis, our generation's fascists hate anything good, not merely Jews and Americans. And now the Damascus embassy of Norway, a leading anti-Israel "peace at any price" country, has been torched. And more and more Norwegians, and Brits, and French, and Dutch, and Swedes, and the rest of the European appeasers who blamed America for 9-11 and blamed Israel for Palestinian suicide bombings, are beginning to wonder whether there just might be something morally troubling within the Islamic world.

Some on the Left here and in Europe are beginning to reassess whether America and Israel or their Islamic enemies are at fault.

The fact that major newspapers in most Western European countries published some or all of the cartoons that triggered the riots against Denmark, the country in which the offending cartoons of Muhammad first appeared, was a statement that at least some in Europe have had it with appeasement of Islamic violence.

And here in America, a left-of-center columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Tim Rutten, just wrote: "It's no longer possible to overlook the culture of intolerance, hatred and xenophobia that permeates the Islamic world."

As it happens, I have sympathy with the notion that newspapers and others need to be sensitive to religious, including Muslim, sensibilities. However, when Muslim governments and religious spokesmen attack the West for its insensitivity to Muslims and its anti-Muslim prejudice, one has entered the Twilight Zone. Because nowhere in the world is there anywhere near the religious bigotry and sheer hatred of other religions that exists in the Muslim world.

Christians nearly everywhere in the Arab and Muslim worlds are usually second-class citizens at best and terribly treated at worst.

About a million non-Arab and non-Muslim men, women and children have been slaughtered by the Islamic regime in Sudan.

Nigerian Christians are periodically murdered by Islamic mobs.

And regarding Jews, Andrew Sullivan writes in this week's Time: "The Arab media run cartoons depicting Jews and the symbols of the Jewish faith with imagery indistinguishable from that used in the Third Reich."

As for the riots and Islamic government protests, one question needs to be posed to these people: Which casts Islam in a worse light -- political cartoons depicting Muhammad, or Muslims who murder innocents around the world in the name Allah and Islam?

Did any Jews riot when the Los Angeles Times published a cartoon of the holiest site in Judaism, the Western Wall, with its stones reconfigured to spell "hate"?

Did any Christians riot when museums displayed "Piss Christ," a crucifix submerged in artist Andres Serrano's urine?

Did Jews riot in Australia when Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig published an offensive cartoon in the Melbourne Age Newspaper about Ariel Sharon lying gravely ill after suffering a stroke Go to: to view cartoon and Mr Leunigs response to the criticism

What we have is a culture largely based on saving face and honor juxtaposed with a Judeo-Christian Western culture largely based on saving liberty and innocent life.

All of us, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, should pray that the better one wins.

3. Gary S: Arab Cartoons do not offend!!!!!

This is of interest.

The hypocrites!!!

4.  Amona: All the Facts

5. Main Sources of Anti-Semitism in the World Today
In our opinion the major source of anti-Semitism is the Liberal
left-wing compromise-with-Islam group.

In second place
we would place Conspiracy Theories even though some of them may claim to be pro-Jewish
or even Jewish.
This is despite the fact that the extreme right wing is the most virulent.
The "Identity" people are also dangerous and cause us a lot of embarrassment.
They are not however as much a menace as the others but should be beaten back
with right knowledge wherever possible.

Conspiracy Theories are more dangerous and may well be agents of some kind
of "Conspiracy" themselves.
"Conspiracy" people are often paranoid with pathologically active imaginations and scatological mind sets.

a. Analogy: "A" had a disagreement with a policeman who insulted and pushed him.
"A" wished to complain and had a good chance of obtaining redress.
"C" on his own initiative went and presented the case for "A"
but grossly exaggerated falsely stating that the policeman had tried to murder
"A". This claim was easily proven false and the whole case was let drop.
Whose side was "C" really on?

Jerusalem News-411
1. Rob Jones: Are The Israelite Tribes Already At War?
2. Ian McRae: Agreement with Richard Atwood
3.  Arutz Sheva News Tuesday -

1. Rob Jones: Are The Israelite Tribes Already At War?
From: Robert Jones <>
Subject: Israel on a warfooting?

Mr. Davidiy,

War was declared on the nations of Israel in 1979, with the fall of Iran.  The problem was no one noticed.  It was easy to see that Judah had been fighting for their lives since 47... However, notice these attacks:
Manasseh/USA - Iran hostages, Beirut Bombings, Gulf War 1,  Somalia, 9/11 attacks, Gulf War 2,  Afghanistan, and countless skirmishes under the radar screen.
Ephraim/Great Britain, Australia - London Bombings, Bali Bombings, Gulf War 1 and 2.
Reuben/France - Month long muslim riots in France, and other skirmishes
Zebulon/Netherlands - murder of Van Gogh, muslim riots
Dan and Naphtali/Denmark/Norway - Muslim Riots and Bombings, Afghanistan
Asher/So. Africa - Farmers driven from their lands in Zimbagwe, continued political pressure on white S. Arica, involved in Gulf War 2 as mercenaries
Judah/Israel - Palestinian Intifada, global anti-semitism

So you have 7 of the ten northern tribes nations in a direct confrontations with Arabs, Muslims, and other nations.  Obviously Judah, Levi, Benjamin and Simeon, are mixed in with both Judah and Israel, so a global war on Israel has been underway for nearly 30 years, and only recently we have begun to take it serious.

Historically, war has two results, for the victor it hardens their resolve, unites them, and forces nations to cleanse themselves.  For the loser it causes the loss of sovereignty, national migrations of people, or worse the complete destruction of a people.

Unfortunately, unlike WW1 & 2 or the Cold War, these nations have shown a complete lack of unity, and moral clarity.  The divisions if not overcome, could unfortunately bring about the loss of sovereignty of these Israelite nations, and eventually the migrations of these Israelite people.  Not since the fall of Parthia and the tribal migrations into Europe has Israelite people been confronted with such an adverse future.

Rob Jones

2. Ian McRae: Agreement with Richard Atwood
Shalom Yair,

I agree absolutely with Richard Atwood's analysis, and would like to add a couple of points.   Here in the United Kingdom no newspapers or magazines published the cartoons which Muslims found so offensive, yet the British Foreign Minister, Jack Straw (Who is Jewish !), felt the need to make some sort of apology to Muslims.   I fail to understand this.    Not only that, but last Saturday in London there was a massive demonstration by Muslims against the cartoons.    As the cartoons were not published in Britain, then I fail to understand the reason for this demonstration also.

The sheer hypocrisy of the Muslims is breathtaking, given the fact that a great many newspapers in Islamic countries publish, on a regular basis, cartoons which are deeply offensive to Jews.     Time after time Muslims have said that they do not publish cartoons that are offensive to other religions so Islam should be respected by others.  This is a gross lie, given the anti-Jewish nature of many cartoons in the Islamic press.   Those who wish to be kept aware of such cartoons should subscribe to     <> Every time you are alerted to yet another anti Jewish cartoon, complain to the Editor of the paper involved, and write to your own local press, highlighting the hypocrisy of a people who will demonstrate and kill because of cartoons against their faith, yet are happy to see similar material published about Israel and the Jews.

Ian McRae

3.  Arutz Sheva News Service -
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 16 Shevat 5766

By Hillel Fendel

A Gallup poll shows that Americans are very pessimistic about Middle
East peace, more sympathetic to Israel, and less favorable to the PA.
Sympathy towards Israel increases with news-awareness.

The annual Gallup Poll on World Affairs was conducted on a random
sampling of 1,002 adults on Feb. 6-9, some two weeks after the Hamas
terrorist organization won power in the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Some findings:

A plurality of Americans - 44% - believe the United States should
conduct diplomatic relations with the PA only if Hamas recognizes
Israel. Half that number believe the United States should deal with
the PA regardless of its stance toward Israel, and one-quarter of
Americans say the United States should not conduct any relations with
the PA at all.

Ignorance on the Middle East conflict does not work to Israel's
advantage, according to Gallup.  Americans who say they follow news
about world affairs "very closely" are more likely to sympathize with
the Israelis (66%) than Americans who follow foreign news only
somewhat closely (59%) or who do not follow it closely (52%).

Americans are much less favorable to financial assistance to the PA
than they are towards a diplomatic relationship. A majority, 57%,
oppose giving any financial aid to the Palestinian Authority while
Hamas is in power, while 30% would give aid if the PA recognizes
Israel. Just 5% favor giving aid even if the PA does not recognize

Gallup also asked whether American sympathies lie more with the
Israelis or with the Arabs of the Palestinian Authority.  The numbers
this year: 59% are with Israel, and only 15% with the PA.  These
figures represent one of the most lopsided margins in favor of the
Israelis ever recorded by Gallup.

When not compared with each other, Israel received a "favorable"
rating from 68% of Americans, and the PA received the same from 11%.
Last year at this time, Israel received 69% approval, and the PA -
27%.  This year's readings are the most negative Gallup has found
since it began asking about the Palestinian Authority in 2000, while
last year's were the most positive.

The poll found that Republicans (77%) are significantly more likely to
sympathize with the Israelis than are Democrats (50%) or independents

By a 2-1 margin, Americans now say there will never come a time when
Israel and the Arab nations will live in peace. The 65% to 32% split
compares with a roughly 50-50 split last year.

Jerusalem News-412: BC Exposed
1. Jeremy Birningham: Israel Will be Victorious!
2. Jackie Mason: Why you never hear Muslim jokes
3. Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Ramallah.
4. News Items
5. Nazi Hamas
6. Was There a Trojan War?
7. BC Exposed: Barry Chamish - A Hamas Agent?

1. Jeremy Birningham: Israel Will be Victorious!
From: J B <>
Subject: Rob Jones, Israel at war

Israel will be victorious in the end of this war. For the most part, Israelite nations have wanted the best for the world and have tried to prevent wars and be the worlds policemen for the most part. Israelite nations have also given the most in social aid to poor nations! We may not be perfect but your average simple Israelite on the street has a good and righteous heart and carries no animosity or jealousy for other nations or races. Many Israelites have genuine concern for places like Afghanistan or Iraq and only wish for peace and love to take hold in war torn nations. God knows why He blessed our our patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and made them into the great nation Israel. Because we have good hearts and good souls and the Lord knows that our intentions are righteous and we only wish for order, justice and kindness for the planet. In the end Israel has and will preserve all that is good in the world. And God will defend us!

2. Jackie Mason: Why you never hear Muslim jokes

Muslim fundamentalists have decided that even if you never saw or heard of the cartoons, you deserve to be hit with rocks, have your car wrecked and your embassies destroyed.

Ironically, the cartoonists were not insulting Islam; they were satirising fanaticism. Now the fanatics have decided that there are no laws, limits or boundaries that apply to their behaviour. They not only have the right to take your life; they now have the right to rob you of your freedom of expression.

Could you picture a Jew killing anybody for such meaningless reasons? If a Jew gets mad he might sneak into your house and steal your Lipitor or he would make a deal with your doctor  to lie about your cholesterol number, or just when you have fasted a whole day on Yom Kippur he would sneak into your house and steal all the pastrami sandwiches.

I never saw a Jew going into meaningless fights. That is why you seldom see Jewish football players. A Jew is not going to take a chance in spraining his neck or tearing a ligament in his knee just because he was fighting with somebody about catching a ball. He would rather go to a store and buy another ball and avoid the whole problem. That is why there are also no Jewish hockey players. Hockey players spend all their time hitting each other in the mouth with sticks. When Jews saw how Gentiles played hockey, that is how Jews found out that instead of becoming hockey players they would become dentists, and that way they decided to let other people play the game while they found a way to make a profit from it.

Jews are never known to get into unnecessary  physical battles. That is why people are never afraid of being attacked by a Jew. Did you ever hear anybody say, "Don 't go into that neighbourhood, it is very dangerous, there are a lot of Jews there"? Jews have so long been accustomed to being threatened and persecuted all over the world that they could never dream of creating needless violence anywhere, because they would be grateful to find a place where they are allowed to live in peace.

Meanwhile, the world is reacting with an amazing cowardice. Instead of a collective fury, we are pleading forgiveness and promising not to offend them with any more cartoons. Could anything be more perverted?

3. Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Ramallah.
[Ramallah in the Territory of Ephraim, on the border of Benjamin just north of Jerusalem
at present de facto "capital" of Arab Nazi Temporary Autonomy Prior to Expulsion]
Israeli police found a mosaic floor in an Arab car.  Israeli Antiquities
Authority believe that the mosaic formed part of an ancient synagogue
floor because it contained depictions of Jewish symbols. The words
"Shalom (peace) on Israel" which are inscribed on it also. At first,
researchers thought the thieves had stolen the mosaic floor of an
ancient Jericho synagogue. The precise location of the synagogue can
only be guessed, because areas such as Ramallah, which are controlled by
Palestinian Authority security forces, are off-limits to Jews. (Ancient
synagogues in Jericho, Ramallah and Gaza. Well! Whose land is it?)

4. News Items
From: Guysen Israel News <>
Subject: Mailinfo Guysen Israel News - February 16th, 2006
[] 2006-02-15 , 17 Shevat 5766

[]Security services have reported that El Al has completed installation of an anti-missile protection system on all its planes. With this upgrade, El Al has become the first commercial airline to have its entire fleet thus equipped.

18:52  Patients with heart conditions who eat a grapefruit a day can reduce cholesterol levels in a very significant manner. This discovery is the result of a study conducted by Dr Shela Gorinstein of the Hebrew University oif Jerusalem and Prof. Abraham Caspi of the Kaplan hospital in Rehovot. (Guysen.Isra l.News)
Red grapefruit is more effective than its white counterpart in reducing lipids. The grapefruit has an anti-oxidant action. Scientists from Poland and Singapore have taken part in this study, published on the Website of the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry'' , and in the print edition of March 22. The month of February has been designated in the US as heart month. In that country, heart disease is the principal cause of death in women.

17:21  An increase has been noted in the number of suicides among IDF soldiers. The facts published by the military police indicate that 36 soldiers ended their own lives in 2005, compared to 27 the previous year. (Guysen.Isra l.News)

11:18  French police has arrested a suspect in the affair of the kidnapping, torture and death of young Ilan H. (z''l) It launched an appeal for witnesses by distributing posters of a young woman and by publishing an emergency phone number: 01 45 44 31 82.  (Guysen.Isra l.News)
Young Ilan had been drawn into a trap by a young woman of North African origin. He was kidnapped as a result of a meeting set up with her for January 20. His body was found on February 13.

5. Nazi Hamas
From: surfer11 <>
Subject: [origin of nations] A Manifesto for Murder
Extracts Only

[] [] []
A Manifesto for Murder - A Must Read from the LA Times

Much has been said about the Hamas charter's call for the destruction of Israel and the need for Hamas to renounce this goal as the condition for being granted international legitimacy, economic aid and diplomatic recognition. But an examination of the charter (available at rter.html) reveals that Hamas, also known as the Islamic Resistance Movement, is not just dedicated (however wrongly or murderously) to the destruction of Israel. It shows Hamas to be governed by a Nazi-like genocidal orientation to Jews in general. It would be no surprise if a self-styled Palestinian liberation movement depicted Israel in unflattering or even (if we indulge the movement some license to exaggerate) venomous terms. Yet Hamas' 9,000-word charter of 1988, repeatedly reconfirmed by its leaders, pits Jews, Israelis and Zionists (used pretty much interchangeably in the charter) in Manichaean conflict, not just with Palestinians, but with Islam, which to Hamas is synonymous with all goodness.

"Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims," Article 28 of the charter says. This otherwise stunning statement is not surprising, given that Hamas describes Jews and Israel as a cosmic evil. Almost mimicking Nazi textbooks, Hamas contends that Zionism does "not hesitate to take any road, or to pursue all despicable and repulsive means to fulfill its desires." And what are those desires?

"To demolish societies, to destroy values, to wreck answerableness, to totter virtues and to wipe out Islam. It stands behind the diffusion of drugs and toxics of all kinds in order to facilitate its control and expansion." (Article 28) Hamas sees Jews as extremely malevolent and also extremely powerful, capable of achieving their desires. In a hallucinatory anti-Semitic passage recalling the most extreme Nazi ideologues, the charter asserts that the Jews amassed wealth that permitted them to "take over control of the world media such as news agencies, the press, publication houses, broadcasting and the like. [They also used this] wealth to stir revolutions in various parts of the globe in order to fulfill their interests and pick the fruits.

They stood behind the French and the Communist Revolutions and behind most of the revolutions we hear about here and there." (Article 22) Pursuing this hallucinatory reverie (among the clandestine organizations the Jews allegedly use to take over the world, "Rotary Clubs" are highlighted), Hamas' charter then describes Jewish power and malevolence as still more sinister: The Jews "used the money to take over control of the Imperialist states and made them colonize many countries in order to exploit the wealth of those countries and spread their corruption therein. They stood behind World War I, so as to wipe out the Islamic Caliphate. They obtained the Balfour Declaration and established the League of Nations in order to rule the world by means of that organization. They also stood behind World War II, where they collected immense benefits from trading with war materials and prepared for the establishment of their state." As if this wild, anti- Semitic litany, which includes Jews establishing the United Nations as part of their plan for world domination, is insufficient, Hamas declares that "there was no war that broke out anywhere without their fingerprints on it." (Article 22)

With how much power will the Jews be satisfied? According to Hamas, "Zionist scheming has no end, and after Palestine they will covet expansion from the Nile to the Euphrates. Only when they have completed digesting the area on which they will have laid their hand, they will look forward to more expansion, etc. Their scheme has been laid out in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion." (Article 32) Faced with this demonic enemy, Hamas is determined to rouse the Islamic world to act in the only manner adequate to the danger. Negotiation, compromise, any permanent modus vivendi with Israel and Jews (Jews' very existence in Israel is deemed an affront against Islam), is not thinkable. Jihad and destruction is. Proclaiming every inch of Palestine, including all of Israel, to be Palestinian and Islamic, and in accord with its demonic view of Jews, the charter declares, "[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement."

Why? Because "renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion; the nationalism of the Islamic
Despite Hamas' pro-forma statement that "humane" Hamas will tolerate Jews and Christians only under the impossible condition that they live under Islamic fundamentalist domination (Article 31), the genocidal logic of Hamas' foundational document is explicit: "Hamas has been looking forward to [implementing] Allah's promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree." (Article 7) This is no selective reading of Hamas' charter, as the extensive quotations indicate. The charter's almost classically Nazi accounts of Jews and its annihilative reveries form the core of Hamas' uncompromising and divinely ordained canonical version of the Declaration of Independence.

Given the extreme political costs of such speech, governments, political parties and political leaders rarely speak the language of annihilation openly. So when they do, we should take them at their word. The last 100 years have shown that those expressing murderous dreams, like Hitler, mean it. NOTE: This article originally appeared in the LA Times and was written by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, a member of Harvard's Center for European Studies and author of "Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust."

6. Was There a Trojan War?
Archaeology:  Volume 57 Number 3, May/June 2004
by Manfred Korfmann


Despite assumptions to the contrary, archaeological work of the new Troy project has not been performed for the purpose of understanding Homer's Iliad or the Trojan War. For the past 16 years, more than 350 scholars, scientists, and technicians from nearly 20 countries have been collaborating on the excavations at the site in northwestern Turkey that began as an Early Bronze Age citadel in the third millennium B.C. and ended as a Byzantine settlement before being abandoned in A.D. 1350. However, as current director of the excavations, I am continually asked if Homer's Trojan War really happened.

The Size of Troy

Troy appears to have been destroyed around 1180 B.C. (this date corresponds to the end of our excavation of levels Troy VIi or VIIa), probably by a war the city lost. There is evidence of a conflagration, some skeletons, and heaps of sling bullets. People who have successfully defended their city would have gathered their sling bullets and put them away for another event, but a victorious conqueror would have done nothing with them. But this does not mean that the conflict was the war--even though ancient tradition usually places it around this time. After a transitional period of a few decades, a new population from the eastern Balkans or the northwestern Black Sea region evidently settled in the ruins of what was probably a much weakened city.

The main argument against associating these ruins with the great city described in the Iliad has been that Troy in the Late Bronze Age was a wholly insignificant town and not a place worth fighting over. Our new excavations and the progress of research in southeastern Europe has changed such views regarding Troy considerably.

It appears that this city was, by the standards of this region at that time, very large indeed, and most certainly of supraregional importance in controlling access from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea and from Asia Minor to southeast Europe and vice versa. Its citadel was unparalleled in the wider region and, as far as hitherto known, unmatched anywhere in southeastern Europe. Troy was also evidently attacked repeatedly and had to defend itself again and again, as indicated by repairs undertaken to the citadel's fortifications and efforts to enlarge and strengthen them.

....The most recent excavations have determined that Troy, which now covers about seventy-five acres, is about fifteen times larger than previously thought.

The Setting of the Iliad

Homer took for granted that his audience knew a war had been fought for what was alternately called Ilios or Troy. The bard was mainly concerned with describing the wrath of Achilles and its consequences. He used Troy and the war as a poetic setting for a conflict between men and gods. From the archaeologist's point of view, however, the Iliad can be interpreted as a "setting" in an entirely different sense. One may see Homer or his informants as eyewitnesses to Troy and the landscape of Troy at the close of the eighth century B.C., the period when scholars generally agree Homer composed his epic.

Troy was largely a ruined site in Homer's day, but the remains of Troy VI/VIIa, both the citadel and the lower city, were still impressive. Contemporary audiences and later ones from the area around the city were supposed to be able to recognize the general outlines of places where the action happened from descriptive references in the Iliad. They could visualize it, for instance, whenever they climbed up a slope to a sanctuary in "holy Ilios." "Holy Ilios" is the most frequently repeated epithet in the Iliad, and one would expect to see a sacred building in such a place. We can make a convincing case for a sanctuary or sanctuaries, maybe in the form of a wooden building, from the early seventh century B.C. at the latest--roughly contemporary with Homer--on this site, which subsequently served as a cult center into the late Roman Empire. There is nothing in the archaeological record to contradict the assertion that Troy and the surrounding countryside formed the setting for Homer's Iliad in 700 B.C.
Evidence from Homer by Joachim Latacz
Recent Homeric scholarship has shown that the Iliad is the culmination of a protracted oral transmission of past events, transmitted by epic poetry improvised and performed by singers. More...

The Hittite Connection

Although Troy is in Anatolia, Carl Blegen, who directed excavations at the site in the 1930s, regarded Troy VI/VIIa as a Greek settlement. The idea of a Greek Troy, one that had also been entertained by Schliemann, became firmly established. These excavators had come from Greece to Troy, both literally and figuratively, and later returned to Greece, and were biased, most likely unconsciously, in their outlook. However, until the 1930s there was very little archaeologically within Anatolia that might have been compared with Troy, and certainly not in western Anatolia.

We know today, from our own excavations and even from earlier ones, that in all main respects, Bronze Age Troy had stronger ties with Anatolia than with the Aegean. We've learned this from the tons of local pottery and small finds, such as a seal with a local hieroglyphic inscription, as well as the overall settlement picture, mud-brick architecture, and cremation burials. Research by Anatolian specialists has shown that what we today call Troy was in the Late Bronze Age the kingdom of Wilusa, powerful enough to conclude treaties with the Hittite Empire; even the Egyptians seem to have been familiar with the city. Furthermore, according to Hittite records, there were political and military tensions around Troy precisely during the thirteenth and early twelfth centuries B.C.--the supposed time of Homer's Trojan War.
Evidence from Hittite Records by J.D. Hawkins
The Hittites were a powerful civilization that controlled most of Anatolia in the second millennium B.C. More...

7. Barry Chamish - A Hamas Agent?
[Note these notes are only half-satirical.
We do not really thing that BC consciously works for the Ishmaelites
BUT the outcome of his articles etc is that he may as well as do so.
BC often makes outlandish statements about known personalities declaring
that a proof of his veracity is that the people are not sueing him.
We say the same to him].

Consider the following facts:
*In Hebrew the name "Chamish" may be spelt with the same letters
[Het-memn-shin] used to spell "Hamas" [Het-mem-shin smalit].

* Barry Chamish in the recent hullabaloo over cartoons took the Arab side and claimed
that the cartoons were a deliberately planned provocation.

* BC pretends to be on the side of the Israeli right wing but in effect is not.
He advocates suicidal fratricidal warfare while denigrating anyone "who shoots
to kill" for any reason. In other words start a fight and let the other side kill you
so that you can prove how righteous you were.
The Hamas WANT (they have said as much) the Jews to fight each other.
So does BC.

Any national figure (such as Natan Sharansky) who begins to defend the Jewish people
is immediately falsely accused by BC of all kinds of nefarious deeds.
This happens time and time again, in fact with almost clockwork predictability.

*Any major opponent of the Islamic menace (such as Daniel Pipes) is immediately targeted by
BC and branded as an agent of the "secret" handlers whom BC claims control the world
(to the detriment of his Arab friends?).

* The Arabs have a perverted scatological mindset and so dies BC.

* The image Hamas has of the Jewish State of Israel and the "Zionists" behind it
and their effects on the world is identical to that projected by BC.

* BC provides links to the site of an Armenian Turkish agent
who says anti-semitic lies about the Jews and the Talmud and blames
the Jews for the massacres of the Armenians. BC also shares these Sentiments.
This exonerates the Turks and paves the way for a rapport between anti-Semitic
Armenian nationalists and Turkish ones. Armenian Nationalists are influential in Russia.
According to this and according to BC the Jews are guilty for what the Turks did.
[Who else?]
BC also blames the Jews for the Holocaust of their own people!!

We have provided more proof above that BC is a Hamas agent than BC usually does
for claims he makes about others.
In fact, according to the school of BC, what more proof could one want?

Jerusalem News-413
1. Sephardic Jews Targeted
2. Archaeology
Phoenician Port Discovered in Sicily
Coin of King Coenwulf of Mercia (Central England)
More About  the Ancient Synagogue in Ramallah
3. Sunday Herald: Why Scotland has never hated Jews

1. Sephardic Jews Targeted
International Sephardic Leadership Council alerts Sephardic
communities that a conference to convert Sephardic Jews is taking


Point of Contact: 347-350-7695

(NEW YORK, NY) February 16, 2006- The International Sephardic
Leadership Council is alerting Sephardic communities around the
world that a proselytizing Christian organization known as the
International Federation of Messianic Jews (IFMJ) is holding a
conference February 17-19, 2006 on how to convert Jews, specifically-
Sephardic Jews.

The IFMJ is holding their conference in Tampa, Florida, home to a
bogus "Jewish Institute" that is complete with a degree
issuing "rabbinical college" and multiple Churches that are referred
to as "synagogues." The IFMJ is part of the various allied Christian
groups that seek to convert the Jewish people through the unique
practice of seeming like Jews themselves. Deeply linked to the
worldwide evangelical movement to convert all Jews to
Christianity, "Messianic Judaism" utilizes a stealth approach that
is based upon confusion and diversion.

Shelomo Alfassa of the International Sephardic Leadership Council
stated that:

"Messianics have adopted the theology and practice of evangelical
Christianity, because Messianics are a branch of evangelical
Christianity. They are the 21st century version of the classic
missionary-but one that puts on a front to look Jewish. This is a
highly strategic, funded and deliberate method to convert Jews."

The IFMJ and its associates are unique that they target Sephardic
Jews, claiming to be an umbrella group for "Messianic Sephardim".
They target the spiritually week and vulnerable through material
produced in English, Hebrew, Spanish and Ladino. To throw a curve to
those Jews who should know to reject such obvious lies, the new
breed of missionary are typically very pro-Israel and include an
unusually high number of Jewish symbols-the Magen David, kippot
(yarmulkes), Shabbat candles, etc. This group and others like it,
make use of Spanish-Sephardic surname lists as a lure to attract
potential proselytes.

While Messianics are part of the multi-billion dollar movement to
convert the Jewish people, not all Christians support these groups.
Pastor Kenneth W. Rawson of the Bible Students Congregation of New
Brunswick, New Jersey is one of the few Christian leaders that
openly see the messianics as problematic. Pastor Rawson says on his
Website, "Two of the largest evangelical denominations 'Southern
Baptist' and 'Assemblies of God' are the main sponsors of the 270
Messianic Synagogues in the U.S."

Because the IFMJ has branches in Israel, Spain, Argentina Mexico and
Canada the worldwide Sephardic community needs to be alert that the
International Federation of Messianic Jews is not a legitimate
Jewish body. Questions can be directed to the International
Sephardic Leadership Council, that is carefully monitoring the
growth of this and other similar organizations very closely.


2. Archaeology

Phoenician Port Found at Trapani (North-West Sicily)
Article in Italian

Coin of King Coenwulf of Mercia (Central England)
A gold coin dating to Anglo-Saxon times has been bought by the British Museum for more than 350,000.
The deal by the central London museum makes it the most expensive British coin ever purchased.
It depicts King Coenwulf of Mercia, who ruled Mercia and much of southern England, in the early 9th Century.
See picture:

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3. Sunday Herald: Why Scotland has never hated Jews
From: Steve Collins <>
Shalom Yair,
 I read this item today and thought you might find it of interest.

Interesting history...

Why Scotland has never hated Jews

Old rivalry between Irish immigrants and Protestants prevented anti-Semitism

Sunday Herald, Glasgow, Scotland - Oct 17, 2004
By Senay Boztas

THERE is apparently some wisdom in the old sectarian joke:  A Scot is asked if he is Catholic or Protestant, and when he replies Jewish, the question is simply repeated a Catholic Jew or a Protestant Jew ?

At a symposium on Jewish Settlement, Development and Identities in Scotland today, researchers will argue there has been relatively little antiSemitism in Scotland people were too busy expending their bigotry in battles between indigenous Protestants and Irish Catholics.

Dr William Kenefick, a history researcher from the University of Dundee who will give a presentation comparing Jewish and Irish immigration, said he believes there was relatively less prejudice against Jews as a byproduct of this antipathy towards Catholics.

It has been said that Scotland is the only country in Europe where there were no organised attacks on Jews, and although there was some stereotyping in the 1930s, it could be described more as anti-German, he said.

I am travelling along that route, finding that the Catholics were coming under much more scrutiny [than the Jews]. In the 1920s, the Kirk really came out against Irish Catholics, wanting repatriation for the unemployed.

The propaganda was considerable:  statistics were used spuriously and quite wrongly to suggest that the Irish Catholics were more likely to be wife beaters, more prone to be in prison, and had more infanticide in their community.

Kenefick has compared Irish and Jewish immigration into the Gorbals of Glasgow before 1914, and his studies will be published in a book. He has also analysed oral transcripts from 20th-century Jewish immigrants in the archives at Garnethill Synagogue Scotlands oldest synagogue, where the conference is being held.

He has found that the embourgeoisement of the Jewish community happened far more quickly. Despite arriving a decade after most Irish Catholic immigrants, most of the community moved out of the Gorbals into more upmarket areas a decade earlier.

They were also readily absorbed into middle-class professions, particularly dentistry and medical jobs. Another escape from poverty was by performing at popular music halls in the 1930s.

Even in the poor south side, there was a sense that they got on, he added. They had their own social security network, borrowing and repaying money within the community.

His research is supported by theories put forward by Professor Aubrey Newman, a historian at the University of Leicester. Newman, who will compare Jewish settlement and development in England and Scotland, said that, although there were fewer Jews who settled north of the Border, they did appear to benefit from the political situation.

There was apparently more tolerance of Jews in Scotland and Glasgow because the Catholics and Protestants hated each other so much that they had no hatred left:  there was not the same ferocity as there was between Irish Catholics and Scottish Presbyterians, he said.

Jews played a large role in public life in the city of Glasgow, for example, Michael Simons was one of the first baillies of the city council. Almost by osmosis, I realised that there were so many other antagonisms around that people didnt have much time to be anti-Semitic: it is blindingly obvious.

A rush of Jewish immigration to the UK happened in the 1880s, when Russian pograms killed tens of thousands of Jews and many aimed to emigrate to America through the cheaper route of Britain, but stayed. In 1860, the UK Jewish population stood at 60,000, and by 1914 it was 380,000.

The first Jewish congregation in Edinburgh had been founded in 1816, and in Glasgow in 1823, but this great migration at the end of the 19th century made the most significant difference to the growth of the community.

Some people travelled on to America from the Clyde, but small communities grew in other cities and many found work in thriving Glasgow industries, such as tailoring and the emerging cigarette industry.

The older communities, Newman said, gave as much assistance as possible to newcomers: There was an urge to see them anglicised, to see them absorbed within the wider Jewish and non-Jewish communities, to make sure that they fitted in. But one of the significant features of the way in which Jewish integration into local life in Glasgow in political and socio-economic terms was facilitated came about by the existing religious and racial tensions within the city between its two leading factions.

Harvey Kaplan, director of the Scottish Jewish Archive Centre, said the theory deserved more investigation. There is a lot in that, he said. You get the same feeling if you talk to the small Jewish community in Northern Ireland at the time of the Troubles, where they feel they were left alone.

Dr Joe Bradley, lecturer in sport sociology and an expert in ethnic and religious identity at the University of Stirling, said: I see this argument as viable. Undoubtedly, though, the most traditional and damaging form of racism has long been anti-Irish and anti-Catholic in nature.

This has been present for the past 150 years in a variety of forms and still prevails in many parts of the country. None of Scotlands other migrant groups has come near this, though racism against non-whites and latterly against Scotlands refugee groups is clearly a problem for society.

17 October 2004


Jerusalem News-414
1. MJs Defended and Brit-Am Reply
2. Dale Hurd: Europe Forsakes Christianity for Islam?
3. Anti-Semitism Is Alleged in French Torture-Killing
4. The Jewish Population of the World  (2005)
Total Numbers per country  and Percentages of Total
5. Rabbi Avraham Feld: Unreported Miracle?

1. MJs Defends and Brit-Am Reply
Subject: RE: Jerusalem News-413
While I dont know anything about IFMJ, the idea of calling all "messianics" a stealth approach to proselytizing for evangelical christians, is absurd...C.

We did not write the article only found it of interest value.
I understood the article not to be referring to "Messianics" in general
but to those "Messianics" who call themselves  "Messianic Jews" and especially
when they present themselves as such to other Jews in an attempt to
convert them.

What they are doing is bad enough but just for the record Brit-Am did not start up with
the MJs. They started up with Brit-Am and still have articles on a web site telling lies about
Brit-Am written by people who prefer to remain anonymous and who must have been paid well
to make the several year long attempt they did. I would like to know why?

It was also worth noting that the MJs are not an instinctive phenomenon but part of an outreach attempt
by Gentiles targeting Jews engineered by the 'Southern Baptist',  'Assemblies of God', and other mainstream non-Jewish groupings.
What do these groups have against Brit-Am?
See our reply to one of their attacks:
Concerning "Messianics" in general the attitude of Brit-Am should be considered favorable
for non-Jews.

Jews should stick to their own religion and
if they have doubts let them go and learn and if
they cannot learn let the Messiah
 work things out when he comes.

These issues however are NOT really the concern of Brit-Am
and we would relate to them less
if others would do the same.

2. Dale Hurd: Europe Forsakes Christianity for Islam?

Forwarded by Ruchamah
Europe Forsakes Christianity for Islam?
By Dale Hurd
CBN News Sr. Reporter

Extracts: Welcome to post-Christian Europe, a land filled with beautiful monuments to an ancient religion that few Europeans practice anymore or know much about.

While Christianity is still very relevant in the United States, and is exploding in the developing world, Europe today has sunk below unbelief, and is now labeled "Christophobic" and "anti-religious."

While an American might look at a church building and think nice thoughts, that's rarely the case with a European, especially here in France, where religion is more likely to be associated with oppression, irrelevance, or simply the past.

In France, as in much of Europe, only five percent go to church on a weekly basis, and most of them are the elderly. Only 10 percent think religion is "very important." For all Europeans, that figure is only 21 percent.

Among the clergy in the state churches, unbelief is extraordinarily high.

Baylor Sociologist Rodney Stark said, It's easy to have a negative religious experience going to church in Europe. The one place unbelief is rampant is in the churches.

It's the churches they don't go to. And one of the reasons is [that] they don't go is the people running them don't care if they don't go, Stark explained.

There have been reports recently that although church attendance in Europe is low, belief in God is actually very high, but belief in what sort of God?  Judging from surveys, it's a new age faith with a large dose of moral relativism.

But instead of looking to faith for answers, the European media continue to mock America's high church attendance as weird. The British Economist Magazine wrote, "To Europeans, religion is the strangest and most disturbing feature about (America).

A sociologist at the Sorbonne in Paris summed it up this way: "We are not going to sacrifice women's equality, democracy, and individual freedoms on the altar of a new religion, said Patrick Weil, University of Paris-Sorbonne, Christian Science Monitor.

But some would say Europe has a new religion. Italy's Culture Minister Rocco Buttiglione, a devout Catholic, calls it "a nihilistic fundamentalism against truth." Stark calls it hedonism, and says it is why Europe is dying. No Western European country is having enough babies to replace its current population.

The loss of faith in Europe is like an unseen black star that still has a tremendous gravitational pull, Miniter said. They don't understand why their culture is failing. They don't understand why divorce rates and suicide rates are so high. They don't understand why so few European women have more than one child, and why on most European streets, you see more dogs than children. This is the impact of the death of real Christian belief in Europe.

One writer described Europe today as a majority of Christian atheists and a minority of Muslim fanatics--an exaggeration. But there is a spiritual void on the continent that Islam waits to fill. It was this void in the life of a Belgian woman, a former drug addict named Muriel DeGauque that caused her to convert to Islam, go to Iraq, and blow herself up trying to kill U.S. troops.

I have been an eyewitness to France becoming increasingly Islamicized. There is no longer an ability to morally resist a strong culture like Islam coming into the country, Esterman said.

Stark said, Europe is going to get more religious than it is either because of a revival of Christianity or because they go Muslimyou can't sit there with no babies for ever.

And because belief impacts everything from culture, to economics, to the war on terror, religious America and anti-religious Europe are likely to drift farther apart unless Europe returns to God.

3. Anti-Semitism Is Alleged in French Torture-Killing
Los Angeles Times,0,5054637.story?coll=la-home-headlines

By Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer

PARIS In a new case of strife and brutality in France's immigrant neighborhoods, authorities alleged Monday that anti-Semitism influenced a gang that kidnapped a Jewish store clerk, tortured him for more than three weeks and killed him.

An investigative magistrate ruled Monday evening that some of the seven suspects would face hate-crime charges in addition to kidnapping and murder in the death last week of Ilan Halimi, 23, according to French officials and media reports. The suspects, five men and two women, were still being questioned late Monday night.

The decision came after days of fury in France's Jewish community, which held an angry street protest Sunday and accused politicians of minimizing the crime to avoid increasing tension that lingers from riots by predominantly Muslim youths late last year.

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin promised Jewish leaders at a previously scheduled community banquet Monday night that investigators would "shed light" on "an odious crime." He expressed condolences to the family of Halimi, who lived with his mother and two sisters and worked selling cellular phone equipment in a store in a middle-class neighborhood.

"I want each one of [his relatives] to know that I share their pain," De Villepin said.

The kidnappers, who called themselves "The Barbarians," beat, burned and mutilated Halimi during 24 days of captivity in the cellar of a tough housing project in Bagneux, southwest of the capital, according to investigators.

The gang taunted Halimi's family and a rabbi with anti-Semitic epithets and recited Koranic verses during telephone calls and e-mails demanding wildly diverging amounts of ransom that never were collected, investigators said. The kidnappers also sent photos of the victim with a gun to his head, bound and blindfolded, apparently mimicking images of hostages and abused prisoners in Iraq.

Those actions and others led prosecutors to add aggravating circumstances of anti-Semitism to the charges sought against some of the suspects.

"When the family said they didn't have money, they told them to go to a synagogue to get the money," said Sammy Ghozlan, a Jewish leader who is a retired police chief and has campaigned against anti-Semitic crime here in recent years. "This gang massacred this young man. They cut off ears and fingers. It was like they had a trophy, a Jewish kid, and everybody abused him."

Police insisted that they had worked the case around the clock, but were stymied by the suspects' convoluted and evolving demands. They are still hunting for the suspected ringleader, Youssef Fofana, an ex-convict who may have fled to his native Ivory Coast, Justice Minister Pascal Clement said.

So far, the investigation suggests that the gang targeted Jews because its members believed that Jews were rich, officials say. The gang's victims in at least three previous attempted kidnappings were Jewish, but several other victims were not, a French intelligence official said.

"You have a kind of confusion that results in great cruelty," the intelligence official said. "It starts as a kidnapping for money, but ends up focusing on his religion because they found out he wasn't rich. And you end up with the murder of a Jew in horrible circumstances."

The gang used attractive young women as bait. Halimi disappeared Jan. 20 after telling his family he was going out with a woman who had come to the store, engaged him in conversation and made a date with him.

On Feb. 13, he was dumped near railroad tracks, naked, bound and with 80% of his body burned and bruised, but still alive. He died of his wounds in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.

The apparently mixed motives of the kidnappers are symptomatic of the violent mentality of high-crime housing projects, where riots have left a smoldering, semi-politicized rage that at its worst is sweepingly anti-Western and hostile to Jews, Americans and the French state, observers said.

4. The Jewish Population of the World  (2005)
Total Numbers per country  and Percentages of Total
As a Percentage of Population: The Top Country 16
(0.2% and above: Includes 10 nations regarded by Brit-Am as significantly "Israelite").
Israel 80%
USA  2%
 Canada  1.2%
France 1%
Uruguay 3,415,920 0.9% 30,743
Belarus 0.7%
Hungary  0.6%
United Kingdom 0.5%
Belgium 0.5%
Russia 0.5%
Australia 0.45%
The Netherlands 0.2%
South Africa 0.2%
Sweden 0.2% 18,003
Switzerland 0.2% 14,978
World Total Population 0.227%


     Country Population (2005E) % Jewish Estimated Jews
        Afghanistan  29 928 987 0.000003307 1
        Algeria 32,531,853 0.0003% 100
        Argentina 39,537,943 1% 395,379
        Armenia 2,982,904 0.025% 750
        Australia 20,090,437 0.45% 90,406
        Austria 8,184,691 0.1% 8,184
        Azerbaijan 7,911,974 0.1% 7,911
        Belarus 10,300,483 0.7% 72,103
        Belgium 10,364,388 0.5% 51,821
        Bolivia 8,857,870 0.006% 500
        Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,025,476 0.025% 1,006
        Botswana 1,640,115 0.006% 100
        Brazil 186,112,794 0.051% 95,125
        Bulgaria 7,450,349 0.031% 2,300
        Canada 32,805,041 1.2% 393,660
        Chile 15,980,912 0.131% 20,900
        China 1,306,313,812 0.00008% 1,000
        Colombia 42,954,279 0.008% 3,436
        Congo (Kinshasa) 60,085,004 0.0002% 120
        Costa Rica 4,016,173 0.06% 2,409
        Croatia 4,495,904 0.04% 1,798
        Cuba 11,346,670 0.013% 1,500
        Czech Republic 10,241,138 0.03% 3,072
        Denmark 5,432,335 0.13% 7,062
        Dominican Republic 8,950,034 0.001% 100
        Ecuador 13,363,593 0.007% 935
        Egypt 77,505,756 0.0001% 100
        El Salvador 6,704,932 0.001% 100
        Estonia 1,332,893 0.136% 1,818
        Ethiopia 73,053,286 0.027% 20,000
        Finland 5,223,442 0.021% 1,110
        France 60,656,178 1% 606,561
        Georgia 4,677,401 0.17% 7,951
        Germany 82,431,390 0.13% 107,160
        Greece 10,668,354 0.05% 5,334
        Guatemala 14,655,189 0.008% 1,172
        Hungary 10,006,835 0.6% 60,041
        India 1,080,264,388 0.0005% 5,401
        Iran 68,017,860 0.03% 20,405
        Iraq 26,074,906 0.0004% 100
        Ireland 4,015,676 0.03% 1,204
        Israel 6,276,883 80% 5,021,506
        Italy 58,103,033 0.052% 30,213
        Jamaica 2,731,832 0.011% 300
        Japan 127,417,244 0.0008% 1,002
        Kazakhstan 15,185,844 0.027% 4,100
        Kenya 33,829,590 0.001% 400
        Korea, South 48,422,644 0.0002% 100
        Kyrgyzstan 5,146,281 0.018% 926
        Latvia 2,290,237 0.397% 9,092
        Lebanon 3,826,018 0.003% 100
        Lithuania 3,596,617 0.1% 3,596
        Luxembourg 468,571 0.14% 655
        Macedonia 2,045,262 0.005% 100
        Mexico 106,202,903 0.05% 53,101
        Moldova 4,455,421 0.7% 31,187
        Morocco 32,725,847 0.016% 5,236
        Namibia 2,030,692 0.006% 115
        The Netherlands 16,407,491 0.2% 32,814
        New Zealand 4,035,461 0.135% 5,447
        Nigeria 128,771,988 0.00008% 100
        Norway 4,593,041 0.027% 1,240
        Panama 3,039,150 0.33% 10,029
        Paraguay 6,347,884 0.016% 1,015
        Peru 27,925,628 0.01% 2,792
        Philippines 87,857,473 0.0001% 100
        Poland 38,635,144 0.065% 24,999
        Portugal 10,566,212 0.007% 739
        Puerto Rico 3,916,632 0.038% 1,488
        Romania 22,329,977 0.027% 6,029
        Russia 143,420,309 0.5% 717,101
        Serbia and Montenegro 10,829,175 0.016% 1,732
        Singapore 4,425,720 0.007% 300
        Slovakia 5,431,363 0.056% 3,041
        Slovenia 2,011,070 0.005% 100
        South Africa 44,344,136 0.2% 88,688
        Spain 40,341,462 0.12% 48,409
        Suriname 438,144 0.046% 200
        Sweden 9,001,774 0.2% 18,003
        Switzerland 7,489,370 0.2% 14,978
        Syria 18,448,752 0.0005% 100
        Tajikistan 7,163,506 0.001% 100
        Thailand 65,444,371 0.0003% 199
        Trinidad and Tobago 1,088,644 0.1% 1,088
        Tunisia 10,074,951 0.018% 1,813
        Turkey 69,660,559 0.025% 17,415
        Turkmenistan 4,952,081 0.01% 495
        Ukraine 47,425,336 0.3% 142,276
        United Kingdom 60,441,457 0.5% 302,207
        United States 295,734,134 2% 5,914,682
        Uruguay 3,415,920 0.9% 30,743
        Uzbekistan 26,851,195 0.065% 17,453
        Venezuela 25,375,281 0.1% 25,375
        Yemen 20,727,063 0.001% 200
        Zimbabwe 12,746,990 0.006% 764
        Total Population 6,430,856,221 0.227% 14,596,017

5. Rabbi Avraham Feld: Unreported Miracle?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 23:30:38 +0200
From: "Root & Branch Association, Ltd." <>
Subject: HEAR by Rabbi Avraham Feld


Just as the Hizbullah with the support of the Lebanese, Syrian and Iranian governments made dastardly and false claims on the Sheba farms, and thus claimed that Israel had not pulled out of Lebanon, they thereby justified all sorts of attacks and terrorism including last year's firing of approximately 5136 rockets on Northern Israel.  An amazingly under-reported and minimized fact.  Together with almost no causalities in Israel, this fact is described by military magazines as being inexplicable and supernatural.  Isn't this newsworthy?

According to the Bible ten out of the twelve tribes of Israel split away(1-Kings 12:19), formed their own kingdom of "Israel" (1-Kings 12:20) and were exiled by the Assyrians (2-Kings 17:18) . They forget their identity (Hosea 1:9 7:8 Isaiah 49:21) and became the Lost Ten Tribes. In the future they will re-unite with the Jews of "Judah" (Ezekiel 37, Isaiah 11:13 Jeremiah 3:18) but until then they have a role of their own to fulfill. They were destined to be situated at the continental extremities of the earth such as North America, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa (Deuteronomy 33:13 Isaiah 24:16 26:15 41:8-9 49:6), to be the richest (Genesis 27:28 49:25 Deuteronomy 33:13-16 Hosea 2:8), and most powerful nations on earth (Numbers 24:8-7 Micah 5:7-9) and to control major international strategic bases (Genesis 22:16-17 24:60). All of these points together with numerous others show that descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes can only be found amongst Western Nations especially the English-speaking ones. The correctness of our interpretation of the relevant verses is confirmed by traditional Jewish sources and by the findings of up-to-date historical and scientific research. Your destiny may depend upon this information. You need to know.

The three Rs of Brit-Am:
a. Research: Proving where descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes are today.
b. Revelation: Revealing Research findings to others especially to those who are identifiable as "Lost Israelites" and to the Jews of "Judah".
c. Reconciliation: Working for the Recognition that the Lost Tribes and Judah have a mutual destiny and common origin and interest
and therefore need to accept Israelite identification and the unique role of each other.

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9. Fruit Trees in Israel

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Europe Swings Both Ways

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6. Moshe Feiglin: An Uncomfortable Analysis
Arutz Sheva - February 26, 2006
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Moshe Feiglin is head of the Manhigut Yehudit [Jewish Leadership] faction in the Likud party and a former prime ministerial candidate in the Likud primaries.


 An all out conventional war like the Yom Kippur war is no longer on the horizon. The Syrian army is still armed with outdated Soviet weapons and is no longer a real threat to Israel. The Egyptian army is indeed armed from head to toe with modern Western weapons (thanks to the "peace" agreements), but the place of the traditional ground war that we have known in the past is being usurped by high tech warfare, in which Israel has a pronounced advantage. The IDF is downscaling its armored forces because it understands that the battle will no longer be determined by classic tank combat. It seems that Egypt has understood that the indirect force approach is superior to direct war. As a result, it is focusing its efforts on transferring arms to the murder organizations in Gaza. In any event, the prospect of a conventional ground war attack by Egypt in the foreseeable future does not seem significant.
Since the War of Independence! , the Jordanian army has not been a real strategic threat to Israel. (Jordan's attack on Israel in the Six Day War was simply a miracle that compelled us to liberate Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria). The real strategic threat on our Eastern border was from the Iraqi army, which had always joined wars against Israel. Currently, that army is non-existent.

We are left with the nuclear threat and the strategic terror threat. When it destroyed the Iraqi nuclear plant in the 1980's, Israel proved that when it is sufficiently determined, it could deal with this type of threat before it even gets off the ground. Israel also knew how to deal with the threat of terror. Just prior to the Oslo Accords, the murderous terror empire of Arafat was on the brink of bankruptcy in its exile in Tunis. From the mid 1950's (when the famous anti-terror 101 Battalion was activated) until the Oslo Accords in the mid 80's, it was Israel that taught the world how to fight terror! . Today, Israel teaches the world how to surrender to terror. This is not because terror has become a strategic threat, but because in Oslo, Israel chose to make it so. Israel chose to flee Lebanon and to put the mid-north town of Hadera within range of Hizballah's chemical missiles. This is undoubtedly a strategic threat -- but it is a threat that we, ourselves, created.

If there is no real strategic threat hovering on the horizon, why do research polls show that the majority of Israelis do not believe that Israel will exist in another thirty years?

The strategic threat to Israel is completely homegrown. Israel is disintegrating from the inside.

We have lost our sense of righteousness and with it, the will for our basic existence. The people of Sderot went on with their daily lives while nearby Gush Katif came under rocket fire (until it was destroyed by the IDF). In Ashkelon the show will go on when Sderot is destroyed. And in Tel Aviv they will continue to party  as Ashkelon is abandoned.

The basic attribute of a state is its monopoly on power. The ability of a nation to use force to maintain its sovereignty is what separates it from a community or any other societal group. The central authority to implement judgment and power is what makes a state a state. (This is also how Maimonides defines a king in his work Mishneh Torah). Without an army, there is no monopoly on power, no state and of course, no rule. As the purpose of the oligarchy in Israel is to rule (and to enforce its values), the body that empowers it to do so is the army.

Who is the IDF?

The IDF is the largest and most complex organization in Israel. But the heart of the army is those officers and soldiers who are at the front lines of combat -- what historian Uri Milstein calls the "blood line." They are but a small percentage of the entire organization but they are the pinnacle of the army -- the fighters positioned to give up their lives -- most of them in the infantry. These are the angels that risk their lives to guard our lives every day. They enlist in the army with an authentic desire to serve their country.

Just weeks before he expelled the Jews of Gush Katif from their homes, Chief of Southern Command, General Dan Harel admitted that the majority of infantry fighters are from the national religious public. Children of settlers make up a large share of this group. Research done by Dr. Yagil Levi shows that the number of settlers killed in the line of duty in the IDF is more than three times their proportional representation in the general population. The number of fatalities from among the entire national religious public is even larger. More than any other sector, it is the national religious that send their sons to the blood line units -- with sincere faith that they are serving their nation and homeland.

7. Iran moving in to prop up Syria's economy


Iran has increased support for the economy of its ally Syria.

Iranian officials said Teheran has become a leading investor and industrial partner in Syria. Iranian companies will increase their presence in Syria ahead of expected UN Security Council sanctions on Damascus later this year.

Over the past five years, Iran has increased both military and civilian ties with Syria. In an interview with SANA, Akhtari, the Iranian ambassador, said Teheran has exported a range of non-oil products to Syria. He cited steel, textiles, automobiles and technical and engineering services.

"Currently, Iranian companies are implementing various industrial projects, valued over $700 million in Syria," Akhtari said on Feb. 16.

Akhtari told SANA that Iran exported some $35 billion worth of commodities to Syria in 2005 and imported $32 million from the country.

Western sources said the figures were not correct.

8. Where are the Iraqi WMDs? Try Syria


Where are the Iraqi WMDs? Try Syria

For nearly the past three years, the United States has been unable to find Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

But the Bush administration won't say where the intelligence community thinks Iraqi WMD are.

The intelligence community has determined that Iraqi WMDs were shipped to Syria on the eve of the U.S.-led invasion. Intelligence sources said the community has obtained evidence and satellite images that tracked the transfer of Iraqi nuclear, biological and chemical weapons components from Baghdad to Damascus from mid-2002 and early 2003. From there, the WMD was stored in military bases in northeastern Syria.

Don't expect this assessment to be publicly released since that could spark a U.S. showdown with Syria to retrieve the Iraqi WMD.

"There is intelligence that is ripe for use and that which is best kept concealed," a senior intelligence source said. "The idea that Syria has become a recipient of Iraqi WMD and expertise is something that is not politically ripe."

As a result, the administration has suppressed genuine intelligence assessments on Syria and the WMDs. But Iraqi and Israeli military officers have begun detailing evidence of Saddam Hussein's WMD transfer to Syria.

The intelligence sources said Syria was not Saddam's first choice for the transfer. Documents and testimonies suggest Saddam's preference was to have buried the WMD along the Iraqi-Jordanian border. But Saddam was in a hurry and in 2002 was expecting an imminent U.S. attack.

An Iraqi air force general under the Saddam regime has provided details of the WMD transfer to Syria in his new book," Saddam's Secrets." George Saada, considered a credible source by the intelligence community, said the air force flew 56 WMD flights from Baghdad to Syria.

The book describes Saddam's cover story: Iraq offered to send relief to Syria during floods in July 2002. Boeing passenger jets were brought out, the seats were removed and WMD supplies loaded. The Special Republican Guard, the most trusted force by Saddam, oversaw the effort.

At the same time, a convoy of trucks moved from Iraq to Syria with WMD.

9. Fruit Trees in Israel
Photo Essay: A Tu BShvat Look at Israels Trees
18:38 Feb 19, '06 / 21 Shevat 5766
By Ezra HaLevi

This photo essay  consists of 17 photos with brief interesting remarks explanations in the captions.
It may take a few minutes to download but it  is worth looking at.

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1. NYT: Arabs On Genocide Rampage in Africa
2. Christians and Israel
4. Dead Sea-Mediterranean or Red Sea Canal?
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6. Archaeology: The Original Philisitines (Minoans) Were Smart People
7. America France

1. NYT: Arabs On Genocide Rampage in Africa
Refugee Crisis Grows as Darfur War Crosses a Border

Published: February 28, 2006

ADR, Chad The chaos in Darfur, the war-ravaged region in Sudan where more than 200,000 civilians have been killed, has spread across the border into Chad, deepening one of the world's worst refugee crises.

Darfur War Spreads

Arab gunmen from Darfur have pushed across the desert and entered Chad, stealing cattle, burning crops and killing anyone who resists. The lawlessness has driven at least 20,000 Chadians from their homes, making them refugees in their own country.

Hundreds of thousands more people in this area, along with 200,000 Sudanese who fled here for safety, find themselves caught up in a growing conflict between Chad and Sudan, which have a long history of violence and meddling in each other's affairs.

"You may have thought the terrible situation in Darfur couldn't get worse, but it has," Peter Takirambudde, executive director of the Africa division of Human Rights Watch, said in a recent statement. "Sudan's policy of arming militias and letting them loose is spilling over the border, and civilians have no protection from their attacks, in Darfur or in Chad."

Indeed, the accounts of civilians in eastern Chad are agonizingly familiar to those in western Sudan. One woman, Zahara Isaac Mahamat, described how Arab men on camels and horses had raided her village in Chad, stealing everything they could find and slaughtering all who resisted.

The dead included her husband, Ismail Ibrahim, who tried to prevent the raiders from burning his sorghum and millet fields. Like so many others in this desolate expanse of dust-choked earth, she fled west with her three children, much as people in Darfur have been forced to do in recent years.

"I have lost everything but my children," she said, her face looking much older than her 20 years. She is now a refugee, with thousands of other displaced Chadians, in Kolloye, a village south of here.

"We have three bowls of grain left," she said. "When that is gone, only God can help us."

The spreading chaos is a result of two closely connected conflicts in the neighboring countries.

In Darfur, rebels have been battling government forces and the janjaweed, Arab militias aligned with the government, in a campaign of terror that the Bush administration has called genocide.

The United Nations Security Council has agreed to send troops to protect civilians, but they will take months to arrive. In the meantime, President Bush has said, NATO should help shore up a failing African Union peacekeeping mission there, but a surge of violence has chased tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks.

2. Christians and Israel
Subject: F.L.A.M.E.: American Evangelicals    are the staunchest supporters of

[Extracts Only]
Are Christians Israel's supporters or its detractors?

F.L.A.M.E. Facts and Logic About  the Middle East

Israel, in little more than 50 years, has developed into an advanced and
powerful nation. It has done that despite almost unending war and having
absorbed and integrated over a million immigrants. The Arabs and other
Moslems are not the only ones who do not wish it well; many others are
hostile to the Jewish state. Who are Israel's real friends?

In 1948, on the ashes of the Holocaust, Jews created the State of Israel.
The United Nations had demanded that "Palestine," where strife between Jews
and Arabs had been rampant for decades, be divided into a Jewish and an Arab
state. The Jews accepted this partition; the Arabs rejected it out of hand
and, with the armies of five nations, launched the first of their many wars
against the nascent Jewish state. Israel prevailed in that war and in all
subsequent ones. Israel's unceasing efforts to make peace were unsuccessful.
It does not seem likely that peace will come in the foreseeable future.

One solid friend of Israel came to the fore. Today, American Evangelicals
are the staunchest supporters of Israel. This support is largely based on
the faith shared with the Jews that the land of Israel was willed by God to
the children of Israel. It is a primary reason for America's friendship and
solidarity with Israel. The Evangelicals believe that their end-of-time
scenario will be hastened by the establishment of a Jewish state in that

Jews fully reciprocate the love that the Evangelicals feel for Israel.
Christian institutions in Israel thrive and have the support and full
protection of the government. Christian schools, Christian churches and
other Christian institutions prosper. A large Christian pilgrimage center is
to be built in cooperation with American Evangelicals. A Christian embassy
in Jerusalem represents the interests of Christians in Israel and serves as
messenger about Israel throughout the world.

Is "divestment" the new anti-Semitism? In contrast to the Evangelicals'
solid support of Israel stand certain "mainline" leftists-oriented churches.
On the forefront are the mainline Presbyterians. In 2000, they launched a
campaign to divest from five U.S. companies (Caterpillar, Motorola, United
Technologies, ITT, and CitiGroup), which they claim are complicit in Israel's
mistreatment and suppression of the Arabs under their administration.

The United Church of Christ (UCC) took similar action and it seems that the
Episcopalian hierarchy is also contemplating such a course. The Anglicans,
the British equivalent of the Episcopalians, passed a similar resolution
last year. Gratifyingly, most of the rank and file of these churches
entirely disagrees with their leaders. It provokes their outrage and has
also caused bipartisan condemnation in Congress.

As far as the robust Israeli economy is concerned, any possible divestment
by those churches would not be much more than a pinprick. But what is
significant and important is that, in hypocritical self-righteousness, those
church leaders have cloaked their antipathy toward the Jews in the socially
more acceptable mantle of anti-Zionism or anti-Israelism. Would those elders
recommend that their church divest from Spain for their "suppression of the
Basques," from China for the "subjugation of the Tibetans," or from the Arab
countries for their ruthless exclusion and worse of their fellow Christian
citizens, the genocide of their blacks, and for the mistreatment of women?
Of course not - it is Israel, the only democratic country in the entire
Middle East that merits the condemnation of the leaders of those mainline
churches. It makes one wonder, doesn't it!

Jews and the State of Israel can rejoice in the solid friendship and the
sturdy support of American Evangelical Christians. Also, the Roman Catholic
Church, under the wise guidance of the saintly late John Paul II, has
recognized its crimes against the Jews over the centuries and has asked for
forgiveness and understanding. It is only the hypocritical leaders of
certain mainline Protestant churches who, against the will and belief of
their rank and file, derogate the State of Israel and promote the phony
issue of divestment of companies that supposedly support its alleged
mistreatment of the Arabs under its administration and the violation of
their human rights.

Rabbi Shaul Praver
Congregation Adath Israel, Newtown, CT
[Extracts Only]

Israel", "Jew" and "Zionism" are beautiful words. Yet repetitive racial slurs concerning these words make them sound ugly and pejorative.

Zionism means scorched desert wastelands transformed into magnificent gardens and green farm lands. Zionism means oppressed downtrodden Jews becoming uplifted and able to affirm their continuity from Biblical times. Zionism means Jews living proudly once again in their ancient homeland. Zionism means the collective creativity of Jews of very ethnicity coming together to build a free civilization.

Zionism means the opportunity to enact an ancient dream that will not die. Zionism means establishing a modern civilization that shares a messianic vision of making earth a little more like Heaven. Zionism means sharing Israeli's blessings with the world.

Now, ask yourself the question in reverse. If all of Israel's neighbors laid down their weapons in the same manner, is it likely Israel would attempt to conquer Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia? I believe honest answers to these questions clarify the essence of the conflict. Namely that only one party seeks the destruction of the other.

4. Dead Sea-Mediterranean or Red Sea Canal?
Some very interesting ideas.
The idea however would require the co-operation of Israel, the Palestinians,
and Jordan. This is unlikely.
The alternative is that Israel take its destiny into its own hands once again.

<<The Dead Sea is drying up, with severe negative consequences on the ecosystem, industry and wildlife in the area. There have been several proposals for a canal to transport Mediterranean Sea or Red Sea water to the Dead Sea. Such a water project would reverse the negative impacts on the environment; that is, the erosion of the shoreline and disruption of the water column caused by declining water levels. The canal would reverse negative impacts on trade by revitalizing the potash works industry and tourism on the Israeli and Jordanian sides. The canal would also create new trade and development opportunities by using the 400-meter differential between the bodies of water to generate hydropower -- a much needed source of water for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes. Although the benefits of such a project are clear, there are drawbacks, including cost. Additional cost-benefit analyses of a Dead Sea canal are necessary.

<<Since ancient times, people have recognized the unique characteristics of the Dead Sea. Aristotle (304-322 B.C.) was the first to tell the world about the salty body of water where no fish live and people float. Josefus Flavius (37-c.100), Galen (122-c.220) and Pliny the Elder (23-79) reported the therapeutic qualities of the water. King Solomon and Cleopatra used Dead Sea compounds to cure common ailments. Today, tourists flock to the Dead Sea for treatment of skin diseases and arthritis. The Dead Sea's low elevation, high salt concentration and high evaporation rate (about 2 billion cubic meters per year) create a thick haze which filters out UVB rays that cause sunburn. As a result, the air is oxygen-rich, pollen-free and filtered of harmful rays. Through a process of Natural Selective Ultraviolet Photo Therapy, Dead Sea specialists treat patients with psoriasis and joint problems. Dead Sea mud, found on the shores of the lake, is also good for the skin. The Ahava factory, located near the Dead Sea, manufactures mud and other skin products that are sold around the world. >>

5. Eating chocolate may halve risk of dying
New Scientist

Regular consumption of cocoa may halve risk of dying and lower blood pressure, suggests a Dutch study in elderly men. But it is not necessarily good news for chocoholics, experts caution.

The men in the group that consumed the least cocoa were twice as likely to die from a heart attack than those in the group that consumed the most cocoa at least 4g per day and the risk remained lower even when other factors such as smoking, physical exercise and weight were taken into account, says lead researcher Brian Buijsse, at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.

And men in the study who consumed the most cocoa were less likely to die of any cause, he adds.

6. Archaeology: The Original Philisitines (Minoans) Were Smart People
The Philistines were associated with Cyprus and Crete
and came from that region.
[Genesis 10:14] AND PATHRUSIM, AND

Gaza. The Philistine Center was also known as Minoa
which was another name for Crete and in historical terms
"Minoan" culture means that based on Crete.

According to Stephen of Byzantium ("De Urbibus," s.vv. Gaza, Minoa)
the city of Gaza was a colony from Crete (cf. Soph., ii, 5).

"Minoan" remains have been found off  the coasts of Northern Germany and Scandinavia.
This is important to us since we have affirmed for  some time that a portion of the
Israelite Exiles were taken overseas by Phoenician and "Philistine" (Minoan)
ships in Assyrian service.
Amos 1:6
Amos 4:2

We will return to this subjkect elsewhere.
In the meantime in light of the above the following article may be of interest:

Were ancient Minoans centuries ahead of their time?

Unprecedented mathematical knowledge found in Bronze Age wall paintings.

Philip Ball

Did the Minoans understand the Archimedes' spiral more than 1,000 years before him?
A geometrical figure commonly attributed to Archimedes in 300 BC has been identified in Minoan wall paintings dated to over 1,000 years earlier.

The mathematical features of the paintings suggest that the Minoans of the Late Bronze Age, around 1650 BC, had a much more advanced working knowledge of geometry than has previously been recognized, says computer scientist Constantin Papaodysseus of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and his colleagues.

The paintings appear in a building that is still being excavated and restored in the ancient Minoan town of Akrotiri on the island of Thera. A catastrophic eruption of the volcano on Thera, now known as Santorini, around 1650 BC, is thought to have dealt a fatal blow to the Minoan culture. The blast covered Akrotiri, on the island's southern coast, in a thick layer of ash that preserved many buildings and artefacts.

Unnatural design

Ten or so buildings have been excavated in Akrotiri so far, including a large one known as Xeste 3, which stands close to the ancient quay. Judging from its large size and extensive wall decorations, Xeste 3 appears to have been some kind of public building, such as a temple or a place for ritual ceremonies.

The most impressive feature of the paintings found in Xeste 3 is a series of spirals, each about 32 centimetres in diameter and embellished with dots. Papaodysseus and his team have shown that these are near-perfect Archimedes' spirals: shapes tightly defined by a simple mathematical formula, in which the distance between the windings is constant.

Some spirals, such as the ones found on snail shells, are common in nature. And others can be easily made by unwinding a thread around a central peg. But the Archimedes' spiral is not like either of these. "Seemingly it does not exist in nature," the researchers say.

"This is the earliest time that such advanced geometric figures have been spotted," says Papaodysseus. "The next such figures appear only 1,300 years later." The team report their work in the journal Archaeometry1.

A feeling for maths

Papaodysseus and his co-workers admit that they cannot know how much the Theran artists actually understood about the geometric principles they used for the paintings, because no written documents from this period are known to exist.

But he says that, at the very least, "experimentation with geometric tools must lie behind the construction of these wall paintings, as well as an impressive feeling for geometry."

Spiral designs in Xeste 3 were first noticed years ago by archaeologists working at the site. But Papaodysseus says that most people previously assumed that the shapes were painted freehand.

His studies suggest that the curves are just too accurate for that: the edges deviate from their strict mathematical form by typically less than a third of a millimetre. Papaodysseus thinks that this precision was probably achieved by the use of stencils, which appear to have been broken up into six parts to make them easier to transport and the paintings easier to fit to a given space.

The key question is how the stencil itself was made.

Splitting a circle

The researchers point out one relatively simple way of constructing such a spiral, without knowing the precise mathematical formula for it. One could divide up a circle using a large number of radial lines with equal angles between them, and a large number of concentric circles. A series of dots moving out one radial line and one concentric circle at a time could be joined together into an Archimedes' spiral. But dividing a circle into more than a dozen equal sections is not a trivial task; try it yourself.

Papaodysseus and his colleagues find that the dots decorating the spirals seem to be positioned almost exactly on the radial lines of circles that are divided into 48 sections.

The wall paintings don't in themselves prove that the Therans knew enough geometry to bisect angles. But it certainly looks that way, says Papaodysseus.

7. America France
Forwarded by Jeremy Birningham
From: "J B" <>

Subject: America France
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 01:52:07 +0000

By Denis MacShane
Newsweek International

Extracts Only:

March 6, 2006 issue - As George W. Bush looks out on an unfriendly world, where can he find new allies to support America's tarnished foreign policy? Step forward Jacques Chirac, who in his final year in office acts as though he wants to be as good a friend to Washington as Tony Blair. After five years of trying to build an anti-U.S. front with Germanysplitting Europe down the middlethe French president is reaching into his diplomatic toolbox and coming up with initiatives that are increasingly in tune with America's global agenda.

In a little-noticed speech on French nuclear doctrine earlier this year, he announced that France's nuclear-weapons capability should be reckoned with by states tempted to sponsor terrorism on French soil. Although wrapped up in Gaullist tropes, this amounts to something akin to a pre-emptive-strike doctrine for Europe, not far removed from the U.S. policy that caused such a flap after 9/11. Belated or not, it echoes Washington's determination to tell terrorists and their state sponsors that there are lines not to be crossed.

In the Middle East, France and America are working intimately on Lebanon. They are pointing a collective finger at Syria and forcing U.N. resolutions demanding that it stop trying to control its neighbor. Chirac was a close friend of the murdered Lebanese prime minister, Rafik Hariri, who kept a good chunk of his $6 billion fortune in France. Furious Hizbullah leaders in Beirut, supported by Damascus, denounce the French president as a poodle of Washington. Even more significant is the new joint front on Iran. Chirac has led Europe's condemnations of Tehran's threats against Israel and has been instrumental in referring its nuclear challenge to the Security Council.

Little of this is reflected in the French press, which cleaves to its diet of America-bashing pur et dur. But Chirac understands that posturing over Iraq has not protected France from Islamofascism. Militant Islamist preachers are active among the nation's 5 million Muslim citizens, many of whom willingly believe that all their problems will get better if they follow Sharia and reject French secularism. Chirac also reacted swiftly when a French Jew was recently tortured to death after being kidnapped by a thuggish gang who believed that, because he was Jewish, his family by definition was rich enough to pay a massive ransom. This vestige of the very worst anti-Semitism shocked France and may serve to wake up intellectuals blinded to the excesses of radical Islamists by their own anti-Americanism.

And Chirac has his own Abu Ghraib. France's elite antiterrorist police face accusations of torturing Arab detainees suspected of terrorist links. A top general has been suspended after an enemy combatant held by his soldiers was murdered in the Ivory Coast, where young French troops, as frightened and far from home as American troops in Iraq, are all that is preventing a descent into anarchic bloodshed. Anti-U.S. politicians in Switzerland and Strasbourg may paint America as a nation of bloody torturers, but Chirac knows that in the fight against terrorism both soldiers and security agencies make mistakes. He is not joining in the U.S.-bashing on this front.

Perhaps it's time to put french fries back on the menu in Washington.

Jerusalem News-417
1. Steve: Israel Should Attack Illegal ARAB Occupiers of Lands
2. Chamish Side-Kick admits to having been an FBI Agent??
3. Arutz 7:  Kabbalah Study Good for non-Jews?
4. Efrat: Anti-Abortion Organization in Israel
5.  Extracts from Important IMRA Postings
(1. Iraq really was a danger to the USA
(2. The Iranian Menace to Israel from Lebanon
(3. "Extremist Jew" a Palestinian Agent

1. Steve: Israel Should Attack Illegal ARAB Occupiers of Lands
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-416

Personally...I disagree with the Rabbi's thoughts here...but not like you might think. I agree with the point he is making that it is not Yisrael that is doing the attacking, but I think he misses the real point of the borders promised by HaShem to Avraham. From the "border" perspective, I would launch on these nations and stretch the borders out to where they belong and I wouldn't care what the rest of the world thought. I realize that this may not be the course of action to take at this moment due to logistical and tactical forethought, but it would be at the forefront of a serious future agenda. This to me would be taking destiny back into our hands again, nothing less. From my limited experiences in research, I KNOW it can be accomplished, but the question remains...when will those that can help make this happen come forward and unite? Where is the courage of Melech [king] David when he asked of his brothers and fellow country men, " there not a cause?"

Shavua tov [Have a Good Week],

Steve in NC

2. Chamish Side-Kick admits to having been an FBI Agent??
From: mishal <>
Subject: Rudstein - the man suing Peres admits he was FBI plant against right

[Extracts Only]
As incredible as this might sound, David Rudstein the guy who is
leading the charge against Shimon Peres, and who is one of the main
guys with Chamish who claims that the Rabin assassination was a
conspiracy was interviewed by Yekutiel ben Yakov on Voice of

 On the show, the Kempler video of the Rabin assassination is shown
and an interesting interview is held with Rudstein who is currently
suing Shimon Peres who called him a nut. Rudstein insists that Peres
had Rabin killed...

 Ben Yakov got Rudstein to admit that he was sent 10 years ago by the
FBI to spy on my activities in the states.

 This amusing show is a must for all to see. It can be seen online at

 Please post this on other forums that i may not have access to and
please forward to sites and lists and to friends and relatives...

 Voice of Judea Commentary:

 I must say I think that this particular show was hilarious but i
have to thank Rudstein in the sense that he, by seeming so outrageous
is giving US an opportunity to attack the moronic right-wingers who
are so scared of being blamed for creating the atmosphere that
allegedly led to the assassination, that they will embrace any wild
conspiracy crap.

 Finally we will have a chance to air our credible and legit
position, namely, there is nothing wrong with having called Rabin or
Peres speech and truth should be fought for in Israeli
society..just like they call us all of the fraudulent names and
labels that they do..we can certainly say the truth about the left..

 The real issue is not did Yigal Amir shoot blanks and did Peres have
something to do with the murder..something that all of the questions
in the world concerning the assassination will still not justify that
wild accusastion..of course he is capable of such a thing but one needs
to substantiate such a claim. Such a claim simply diverts from the
real issue and the more important discussion about the Peres/ Rabin
role in the murder of hundreds of Jews since Oslo...

 The show articulates our less popular but more logical approach than
the typical right-wing foolish approach and to look at Rudstein's face
when he was confronted with the fact that he was an FBI agent sent to
tail ben Yakov was not only hysterical but also lends much more
credibility to our argument: If anything, Chamish and Rudstein are
the ones sent by the government and provocateurs.

 The sad joke is that the end result and conclusion people have
reached from believing the Chamish nonsense is "anyone who dares call
Rabin or Peres a traitor..and who says the truth about the left is a
right wing extremist provocateur who was sent like Raviv and Amir to
make us all look bad"..what utter nonsense..that only prevents us
from addressing the severity of their crimes and diverts the issues
from the real one we should be addressing...

  See also:
Yet Another Blood Libel From Barry Chamish
Barry Chamish Caught Lieing As Usual

3. Arutz 7:  Kabbalah Study Good for non-Jews?
Rabbi: Non-Jewish Kabbalah Study is Good, if Done Correctly
16:20 Mar 01, '06 / 1 Adar 5766
By Hillel Fendel

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the Chief Rabbi of the city that what was once the Kabbalah center of the world, Tzfat, says that Kabbalah studies for Gentiles is "positive," if done in the proper manner.

Speaking with Arutz-7 today, Rabbi Eliyahu said, "I believe that the study of the Zohar by Gentiles, as in the common phenomenon we see today with Gentile musicians and entertainers studying Kabbalah, is a positive phenomenon - as long as it is done in the right way." He explained that it should not just be a matter of curiosity, but of a genuine search for the "Torah of life."

Rabbi Eliyahu addressed the matter in light of the jump in sales of books of Kabbalah. The Manufacturers Association informed Arutz-7 that in light of the world-wide awakening to Kabbalah around the world, exports of such books have tripled of late. Thirty-five million dollars worth of Kabbalah texts were exported around the world from Israel in 2005, and professional printers are in short supply relative to the continuing demand for holy books from Israel.

"This is exactly what Elijah the Prophet told [1st-century C.E. Zohar author] Rabbe Shimon bar Yochai and his group when they began writing the Zohar," Rabbi Eliyahu said, "that in the course of time, people will begin making a living from this work. Of course, Elijah was referring to the fact that it would have a spiritual effect on those who study it, but it can be understood this way as well."

"It is told about King David," the rabbi said, "that when he wanted to bring people closer to an authentic Torah life, he would teach them the 'secrets of Torah.' In general, to see people searching for spirituality is a positive and important development."

4. Efrat: Anti-Abortion Organization in Israel

5.  Extracts from Important IMRA Postings
IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis

(1. Iraq really was a danger to the USA

Subject: Open the Iraq Files

Open the Iraq Files

Wall Street Journal REVIEW & OUTLOOK
March 3, 2006
When the 9/11 Commission bullied Congress into creating the Directorate of
National Intelligence, we doubted that another layer of bureaucracy on top
of the CIA would fix much of anything. Our skepticism has since been largely
reinforced -- most recently by the DNI's reluctance to release what's
contained in the millions of "exploitable" documents and other items
captured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

These items -- collected and examined in Qatar as part of what's known as
the Harmony program -- appear to contain information highly relevant to the
ongoing debate over the war on terror. But nearly three years after Baghdad
fell, we see no evidence that much of what deserves to be public will be
anytime soon.

For example, if it hadn't been for the initiative of one Bill Tierney, we
wouldn't know that Saddam Hussein had a habit of tape recording meetings
with top aides. The former U.N. weapons inspector and experienced Arabic
translator recently went public with 12 hours (out of a reported total of
3,000) of recordings in which we hear Saddam discuss with the likes of Tariq
Aziz the process of deceiving U.N. weapons inspectors and his view that
Iraq's conflict with the U.S. didn't end with the first Gulf War.

In one particularly chilling passage, the dictator discusses the threat of
WMD terrorism to the United States and the difficulty anyone would have
tracing it back to a state. With the 2001 anthrax attacks still unsolved,
that strikes us as bigger news than the DNI or most editors apparently
considered it.

In another disclosure, the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes was told by about
a dozen officials that Harmony documents describe in detail how Saddam
trained thousands of Islamic radicals in the waning years of his regime.

To its credit, the DNI did bless the recent release of about two dozen
documents from Afghanistan as part of a West Point study painting a portrait
of al Qaeda's organizational structure. They show that al Qaeda functioned
like a corporation in some ways, with fixed terms for employee benefits such
as family leave, and seem to vindicate the once-controversial decision to
move quickly to destroy al Qaeda's base of operations in Afghanistan.

But these tantalizing tidbits represent only a fraction of what's in U.S.
possession. We hear still other documents expand significantly on our
knowledge of Saddam's WMD ambitions (including more on the Niger-uranium
connection) and his support for terrorism, right down to lists of potential
targets in the U.S. and Europe.

The intelligence community has a point that some caution must be exercised.
For example, the senior intelligence official pointed out, some documents
describe in detail rapes and other abuses committed by Saddam's regime --
details that could still haunt living victims in such an honor-bound society
as Iraq.

America went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan because we believed that the
truth about the regimes in those countries justified it. Why should so much
of that truth now be deemed so sensitive?

(2. The Iranian Menace to Israel from Lebanon
Who will deter whom?

By Ze'ev Schiff Haaretz 3 March 2006

Israel should not scoff at Iran's growing power as a regional force and the
dangers of the worldview of its radical regime. Iran may have made some
mistakes, but it has achieved some outstanding accomplishments. While the
world is busy only with its efforts to acquire nuclear arms, it has managed
over the years, through a sophisticated move in cooperation with the Syrians
and Hezbollah, to build an array of rockets in southern Lebanon that could
harm Israel over long ranges.

There are recent reports that a weans convoy, apparently Iranian, made its
way through Syria through the Lebanese Bekaa and received a transit permit
with the Lebanese government openly confirming that it knew the convoy's
goal was Hezbollah. Therefore, the Lebanese government is an indirect
partner in the establishment of the rocket array aimed against Israel. It
has already been published that this includes some 12,000 Katyushas and
rockets of various types. Militarily, it makes no difference if there were
only 5,000 Katyushas, for example. The important factor is the range, which
Iran makes sure to constantly improve. The Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 rockets have
increased their ranges to some 70 kilometers. This means Hezbollah and, in
effect, Iran can shoot at targets south of Haifa, and not only in the area
of Haifa Bay.

Past experience with artillery fire
from southern Lebanon and the experience of primitive Qassam rockets make it
difficult to come up with calming conclusions.

A few months ago there was a one-day conference at Haifa University on
dealing with a sudden multi-victim disaster in the Haifa Bay area. Dr.
Ephraim Dvir, head of the geography department for disaster areas and the
chairman of the national steering committee for preparations for an
earthquake, spoke of the "disaster triangle" in the Haifa area. The bay, he
said, is the most dangerous of all the sensitive areas in Israel because of
the ammonia and bromide facilities, the oil refineries and the heavy
industry. Add to that the population density and the flawed local
infrastructure for dealing with the population during a surprise disaster.

Brit-Am Comment:
See our answer to the Question:
What Are the Boundaries of the Promised Land According to the Bible?

(3. "Extremist Jew" a Palestinian Agent
Subject: Text of inciting PA article on Church of Annunciation incident

[IMRA: When the PA website ran this inciting item they already knew that
Habibi and his Christian wife were nut cases seeking publicity because
social services took custody of their children.  Rather than "extremist
Jews" this couple has a history with the PA (see article below).]

[Compare (a) Attackers described as "Extremist Jews"
with (b) where same personages previously given "refuge" by
Palestinian Authority]

(a) Extremist Jews Attack Nazareth's Church of Annunciation with Grenades

GAZA, March 4, 2006 (IPC + Agencies) [Official PA website]- - A group of
terrorist Jewish extremists attacked on Friday the Church of Annunciation in
the city of Nazareth with gas and stun grenades, hurting many Christians
inside who were attending a mass, as Israeli police also threw gas and stun
grenades on thousands of protestors who gathered to denounce the act.

Sources at the Israeli police said that three extremist Jews (two women and
a man) entered the Church of Annunciation after disguising as Christian
worshippers, peddling a baby cart filled with gas grenades and firecrackers,
during a mass that was being held inside the church.

The extremists then threw the firecrackers on the gas canisters, causing a
huge explosion that shook the entire church and surrounding area, and
spreading shock among the worshippers, who fled in panic.

Thousands of Nazareth's residents gathered outside the church and attacked
the extremists in anger, but massive numbers of Israeli police and the
so-called "border guard" interfered and detained them in a small room within
the church. The police then threw tear gas canisters and stun grenades to
disperse the angry crowd, injuring some of them.

Meanwhile, sources within the police identified the perpetrators as Haim
Eliaho Habibi, an extremist rightist Jew who attempted to attack several
Christian holy sites last year, along with his wife and daughter. He
threatened two years ago to commit a suicide bombing inside the Church of
Nativity in Bethlehem.

(b) Israeli family asks for "political asylum" in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank, 24 AUGUST 1999 (TUESDAY) - An Israeli family of five
has asked for political asylum from the Palestinian Authority of Yasser
Arafat, a member of the Palestinian parliament said Tuesday.

Haim Habibi, 38, his wife Violetta, 33, and their three children aged six,
10 and 13, who come from Jerusalem, appealed to Palestinian deputy Hatem
Abdel Qader Monday for "protection and political asylum."

"I said 'yes' straight away as far as protection went," Abdel Qader told

Brit-Am Comment: For reasons of space we have quoted only extracts but we see from  the above
that the "extremist Jews" apparently consisted of one dysfunctional Jew and his Christian wife
in Palestinian employ.

Jerusalem News-418
1. The Rutstein-Chamish Case
(a. DAVID BEN ARIEL: "Nothing to hide"
(b. Brit-Am Clarification
2. Charles Bassett: Zionism Really Is Beautiful
3. Some Recent Archaeological Postings
Phoenician Temple Found in Sicily
Ancient Finnish Costumes
The Brochs of Scotland
4. The Plague and Europe's Little Ace Age
5. Historical Interest:
The Nazi bid to poison Shetland
6. Arutz Sheva News Monday -
7. Brigitte Gabriel: The Real Truth of

1. The Rutstein-Chamish Case
re Jerusalem News-417
item: 2. Chamish Side-Kick admits to having been an FBI Agent??

(a. DAVID BEN ARIEL: "Nothing to hide"
Subject: RE: Jerusalem News-417

Shalom Yair,

David Rutstein sent me that video link which I sent to others. Nothing to hide.
Whether or not David Rutstein, whom I correspond with, ever truly worked for the FBI - God knows - but Rabbi Meir Kahane did. Does that discredit him? Not to me. Regardless, the very sharp points and holes exposed in the Israeli government's official Rabin's assassination coverup remain VALID.

For Zion's sake,
David Ben-Ariel

 Visit David Ben-Ariel's blog!

(b. Brit-Am Clarification
 We posted the article because it was interesting and the interview with
Yekutiel ben-Yacov was worth viewing.
The question as to who killed PM Rabin does not really concern Brit-Am
and whether someone works for the FBI or does not do so also is of little
matter to us.
In the posting we merely posted a quotation from someone else
and headed the entry,
"Chamish Side-Kick admits to having been an FBI Agent??"
with a question mark since that is what could be understood from the interview
we were quoting from and to which the reader was referred.
The interview may still be seen and the question judged:
I personally find it hard to believe that the FBI would ever work in such a sloppy irresponsible manner
but who knows?

We are against Conspiracy Theories in general because they are anti-Jewish, anti-American,
and anti-British and are motivated by an anti-Israelite pagan consensus.
We are also against B. Chamish because he is a leading Conspiracy Exponent
and speaks falsely about groups and individuals within the Jewish People and about the USA and British.

2. Charles Bassett: Zionism Really Is Beautiful
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-417
item #1. Steve: Israel Should Attack Illegal ARAB Occupiers of Lands

Sir: I agree with Steve, title: Zionism Is Beautiful. It has always been my opinion that Israel should have annexed all of the territory, bringing it into the nation of Israel. The Palestinians have no claim on the land except as squatters. If Israel had annexed the land and told those people they would have to live under their laws and completely disarmed them, allowing them to leave, if they could find one of their great supporters in the Arab world that would have accepted them, which is doubtful, as long as the situation stays as is, Israel is in danger. It's like when old Arafat was run out of Lebanon, and no one would support him, he ran to the UN stating he would accept recognizing Israelis right to exist to obtain support from the UN and us suckers here in the American Government. I pray that the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will bless Israel. Charles Bassett

3. Some Recent Archaeological Postings

Phoenician Temple Found in Sicily

Ancient Finnish Costumes

The Brochs of Scotland

4. The Plague and Europe's Little Ace Age
BBC News
Europe's chill linked to disease
By Kate Ravilious

Europe's "Little Ice Age" may have been triggered by the 14th Century Black Death plague, according to a new study.

Pollen and leaf data support the idea that millions of trees sprang up on abandoned farmland, soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

This would have had the effect of cooling the climate, a team from Utrecht University, Netherlands, says.

The Little Ice Age was a period of some 300 years when Europe experienced a dip in average temperatures.

Dr Thomas van Hoof and his colleagues studied pollen grains and leaf remains collected from lake-bed sediments in the southeast Netherlands.

Monitoring the ups and downs in abundance of cereal pollen (like buckwheat) and tree pollen (like birch and oak) enabled them to estimate changes in land-use between AD 1000 and 1500.

Pore clues

The team found an increase in cereal pollen from 1200 onwards (reflecting agricultural expansion), followed by a sudden dive around 1347, linked to the agricultural crisis caused by the arrival of the Black Death, most probably a bacterial disease spread by rat fleas.

This bubonic plague is said to have wiped out over a third of Europe's population.

Counting stomata (pores) on ancient oak leaves provided van Hoof's team with a measure of the fluctuations in atmospheric carbon dioxide for the same period.

This is because leaves absorb carbon dioxide through their stomata, and their density varies as carbon dioxide goes up and down.

"Between AD 1200 to 1300, we see a decrease in stomata and a sharp rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide, due to deforestation we think," says Dr van Hoof, whose findings are published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

But after AD 1350, the team found the pattern reversed, suggesting that atmospheric carbon dioxide fell, perhaps due to reforestation following the plague.

The researchers think that this drop in carbon dioxide levels could help to explain a cooling in the climate over the following centuries.

Ocean damper

From around 1500, Europe appears to have been gripped by a chill lasting some 300 years.

There are many theories as to what caused these bitter years, but popular ideas include a decrease in solar activity, an increase in volcanic activity or a change in ocean circulation.

The new data adds weight to the theory that the Black Death could have played a pivotal role.

Not everyone is convinced, however. Dr Tim Lenton, an environmental scientist from the University of East Anglia, UK, said: "It is a nice study and the carbon dioxide changes could certainly be a contributory factor, but I think they are too modest to explain all the climate change seen."

And Professor Richard Houghton, a climate expert from Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts, US, believes that the oceans would have compensated for the change.

"The atmosphere is in equilibrium with the ocean and this tends to dampen or offset small changes in terrestrial carbon uptake," he explained.

Nonetheless, the new findings are likely to cause a stir.

"It appears that the human impact on the environment started much earlier than the industrial revolution," said Dr van Hoof.

5. Historical Interest:

The Nazi bid to poison Shetland


6. Arutz Sheva News Monday -
March 06, 2006, 6 Adar 5766
Editor: Hillel Fendel
By Hana Levi Julian

An Israeli special operations team is working undercover in Iran,
according to a report Sunday in a British newspaper.

The soldiers are on a mission to prevent the Iranians from succeeding
in their bid to develop a nuclear weapon.  They are involved in
locating uranium enrichment facilities in Iran, according to the
British Sunday Times, and are currently based in neighboring northern

The United States is supporting the move, says the paper.

Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made an oblique reference to the
operation on Sunday in his video address to the annual AIPAC
conference in the U.S.  He warned that Israel would not be able to
stop the Iranians on its own, adding his hope that the international
community, led by the U.S., would impose sanctions on Iran.  He said
the country is a threat to the modern world.

Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz also spoke on Sunday about the issue.
He said that Iran poses a major threat to Israel, and that the verbal
hostility coming out of Tehran is something that needs to be closely

He added that Irans nuclear program is a substantial and existential
threat to the State of Israel.  He also warned campaigning parties
and politicians not to manipulate Israels security situation for the
election, saying the situation is a very serious matter.

The Bush administration, meanwhile, is placing more pressure on the
United Nations as it becomes increasingly concerned with its delay in
dealing with the matter. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., John Bolton said
bluntly, The longer we wait to confront the threat Iran poses, the
harder and more intractable it will become to solve.

Iran threatened Sunday to resume its large-scale uranium enrichment if
the matter is referred to the UN Security Council.  The International
Atomic Energy Agency was to meet on Monday to decide whether to refer
the issue of Irans nuclear development program to the Council.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi criticized the
U.S. for what he called a "double standard" in its dealings over
nuclear development, citing a recent deal with India as proof.  The
United States approach is a form of double standards, he charged at
a news conference.  It signed a contract with a country that was not
a member of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.  That is
objectionable, he complained.

7. Brigitte Gabriel: The Real Truth of
Islam | February 20, 2006
Excerpts Only

The West has been wallowing in a state of ignorance and denial for thirty
years as Muslim extremist perpetrated evil against innocent victims in the
name of Allah.

I was ten years old when my home exploded around me, burying me under the
rubble and leaving me to drink my blood to survive, as the perpetrators
shouted Allah Akbar! My only crime was that I was a Christian living
in a Christian town. At 10 years old, I learned the meaning of the word

I had a crash course in survival. Not in the Girl Scouts, but in a bomb
shelter where I lived for seven years in pitch darkness, freezing cold,
drinking stale water and eating grass to live. At the age of 13 I dressed
in my burial clothes going to bed at night, waiting to be slaughtered. By
the age of 20, I had buried most of my friends--killed by Muslims. We were
not Americans living in New York, or Britons in London. We were Arab
Christians living in Lebanon.

As a victim of Islamic terror, I was amazed when I saw Americans waking up
on September 12, 2001, and asking themselves "Why do they hate us?" ....
Simply put, they hate us because we are defined in their eyes by
one simple word: "infidels."

... they
murdered Jewish children in Israel, massacred Christians in Lebanon,
killed Copts in Egypt, Assyrians in Syria, Hindus in India, and expelled
almost 900,000 Jews from Muslim lands. We Middle Eastern infidels paid the
price then. Now infidels worldwide are paying the price for indifference
and shortsightedness.

America and the West are doomed to failure in this war unless they stand
up and identify the real enemy: Islam. You hear about Wahabbi and Salafi
Islam as the only extreme form of Islam. All the other Muslims,
supposedly, are wonderful moderates. Closer to the truth are the pictures
of the irrational eruption of violence in reaction to the cartoons of
Mohammed printed by a Danish newspaper. From burning embassies, to calls
to butcher those who mock Islam, to warnings that the West be prepared for
another holocaust, those pictures have given us a glimpse into the real
face of the enemy. News pictures and video of these events represent a
canvas of hate decorated by different nationalities who share one common
ideology of hate, bigotry and intolerance derived from one source:
authentic Islam. An Islam that is awakening from centuries of slumber to
re-ignite its wrath against the infidel and dominate the world. An Islam
which has declared "Intifada" on the West.

This is the ugly face of the enemy we are fighting. We are fighting a
powerful ideology that is capable of altering basic human instincts. An
ideology that can turn a mother into a launching pad of death. A perfect
example is a recently elected Hamas official in the Palestinian
Territories who raves in heavenly joy about sending her three sons to
death and offering the ones who are still alive for the cause. It is an
ideology that is capable of offering highly educated individuals such as
doctors and lawyers far more joy in attaining death than any respect and
stature, life in society is ever capable of giving them.

The United States has been a prime target for radical Islamic hatred and
terror. Every Friday, mosques in the Middle East ring with shrill prayers
and monotonous chants calling death, destruction and damnation down on
America and its people. The radical Islamists deeds have been as vile
as their words. Since the Iran hostage crisis, more than three thousand
Americans have died in a terror campaign almost unprecedented in its
calculated cruelty along with thousands of other citizens worldwide. Even
the Nazis did not turn their own children into human bombs, and then
rejoice at their deaths as well the deaths of their victims. This
intentional, indiscriminate and wholesale murder of innocent American
citizens is justified and glorified in the name of Islam.

Our mediocre attitude of not confronting Islamic forces of bigotry and
hatred wherever they raised their ugly head in the last 30 years, has
empowered and strengthened our enemy to launch a full scale attack on the
very freedoms we cherish in their effort to impose their values and way of
life on our civilization.

 For the sake of our children
and our country, we must wake up and take action. In the face of a torrent
of hateful invective and terrorist murder, America s learning curve
since the Iran hostage crisis is so shallow that it is almost flat. The
longer we lay supine, the more difficult it will be to stand erect.

Jerusalem News-419
1. Rabbi Lapin and "Toward Tradition"
2. South Dakota Defends Life
3. Sea Level and Climate: America in Danger?

1. Rabbi Lapin and "Toward Tradition"
Rabbi Daniel Lapin heads
"The American Alliance of Christian and Jews".
I do not know if Rabbi lapin has ever heard of
Brit-Am or if he would approve of us as if he did.
On quite a few important issues I personally strongly disagree with the Rabbi.
Nevertheless from his postings, articles on his web-site,
and titles of his tapes (all of which we will be ordering but so
far have not heard) it is obvious that Rabbi Lapin on the whole is on the right track.
He answers questions that we have been faced with in the past and were not sure how to answer.
Rabbi Lapin in effect shows how Fundamentalist Christian values are consistent
with Jewish beliefs and Jewish interests and the interests of all good citizens.
I think some of you may well find a great deal of value in the approach of Rabbi lapin as we ourselves do.

2. South Dakota Defends Life
March 7, 2006
South Dakota Bans Abortion, Setting Up a Battle
Gov. Michael Rounds of South Dakota signed into law the nation's most sweeping state abortion ban on Monday, an intentional provocation meant to set up a direct legal challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal.

The law makes it a felony to perform any abortion except in a case of a pregnant woman's life being in jeopardy. Though the law is not scheduled to go into effect until July, officials working at the state's only abortion clinic, in Sioux Falls, where about 800 abortions take place each year, said they spent much of the day consoling women.

"In the history of the world, the true test of a civilization is how well people treat the most vulnerable and most helpless in their society," the governor said. "The sponsors and supporters of this bill believe that abortion is wrong because unborn children are the most vulnerable and most helpless persons in our society. I agree with them."

Leaders on each side of the abortion debate said South Dakota's law had stirred new support and fervor for their causes. Abortion rights advocates reported a flood of donations, volunteers and membership requests since the abortion bill began drawing national attention last month.

Opponents said they, too, had had a flood of calls, including numerous donations to a defense fund to fight what is expected to be expensive litigation on behalf of South Dakota.

Already, the state's move seems to have emboldened legislators opposed to abortion elsewhere. For months, similar bills had been proposed in the statehouses of at least a half-dozen states, including Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee, but some efforts have gained steam in the weeks since the South Dakota Legislature overwhelmingly passed its ban.

"Legislators feel that now is the time to wrestle back their authority from the courts," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, based in Washington. "The courts have overstepped their bounds on issues like gay marriage, and the legislators are speaking up."

In Mississippi, an abortion ban with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother passed the House on Thursday. In Missouri, legislation that would outlaw all abortions except to save the life of the mother was proposed last week.

But opponents of abortion have split over South Dakota's approach, a fact that Mr. Rounds acknowledged in recent weeks as he weighed whether to sign the legislation.

Some, including those who led efforts to pass the ban in South Dakota, said they considered this the ideal time to return the central question of Roe to the Supreme Court. State Representative Roger Hunt, who sponsored the bill in South Dakota, pointed to the appointments of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., both conservatives, and what he described as the "strong possibility" of the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens in the near future and the naming of a conservative as his successor.

"This is our time," Mr. Hunt said on Monday.

Other national anti-abortion groups, though, have quietly disagreed with the timing, pressing instead to cut down on abortions by creating restrictions that may be more palatable to a wider audience, restrictions like parental and spousal notification laws and clinic regulations. If the Supreme Court upholds Roe, they have argued, the damage for those opposed to abortion rights will be grave.

3. Sea Level and Climate: America in Danger?

Global sea level and the Earth's climate are closely linked. The Earth's climate has warmed about 1C (1.8F) during the last 100 years. As the climate has warmed following the end of a recent cold period known as the "Little Ice Age" in the 19th century, sea level has been rising about 1 to 2 millimeters per year due to the reduction in volume of ice caps, ice fields, and mountain glaciers in addition to the thermal expansion of ocean water. If present trends continue, including an increase in global temperatures caused by increased greenhouse-gas emissions, many of the world's mountain glaciers will disappear. For example, at the current rate of melting, all glaciers will be gone from Glacier National Park, Montana, by the middle of the next century (fig. 1). In Iceland, about 11 percent of the island is covered by glaciers (mostly ice caps). If warming continues, Iceland's glaciers will decrease by 40 percent by 2100 and virtually disappear by 2200.

Most of the current global land ice mass is located in the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets . Complete melting of these ice sheets could lead to a sea-level rise of about 80 meters, whereas melting of all other glaciers could lead to a sea-level rise of only one-half meter.

Climate-related sea-level changes of the last century are very minor compared with the large changes in sea level that occur as climate oscillates between the cold and warm intervals that are part of the Earth's natural cycle of long-term climate change.

During cold-climate intervals, known as glacial epochs or ice ages, sea level falls because of a shift in the global hydrologic cycle: water is evaporated from the oceans and stored on the continents as large ice sheets and expanded ice caps, ice fields, and mountain glaciers.

If Earth's climate continues to warm, then the volume of present-day ice sheets will decrease. Melting of the current Greenland ice sheet would result in a sea-level rise of about 6.5 meters; melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet would result in a sea-level rise of about 8 meters . The West Antarctic ice sheet is especially vulnerable, because much of it is grounded below sea level. Small changes in global sea level or a rise in ocean temperatures could cause a breakup of the two buttressing ice shelves (Ronne/Filchner and Ross). The resulting surge of the West Antarctic ice sheet would lead to a rapid rise in global sea level.

Reduction of the West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets similar to past reductions would cause sea level to rise 10 or more meters. A sea-level rise of 10 meters would flood about 25 percent of the U.S. population, with the major impact being mostly on the people and infrastructures in the Gulf and East Coast States.

Jerusalem News-420
1. China and Iran Coupled?
2. Steven Collins: Report from South Dakota
3. Jay: Global Warming a Natural Phenomenon?
4. Israel and Pacific Ocean nations friends of the USA
5. Arutz Sheva News Friday -
6. Noah's Ark??
7. British Left -Wing Increasingly Anti-Jewish

1. China and Iran Coupled?
China providing critical technology for Iran's missile program

China has become a leading supporter of Iran's military industry, supplying a range of missile technology over the past year.

As a result, Iran has mastered the ability to develop and produce solid-fuel missiles for both short- and long-range missions. Solid-fuel missiles are easier to use and more accurate than their liquid-fuel counterparts.

Iran's need for China has been greatest in the development of air defense systems. Beijing has provided the needed technology and expertise to develop a new man-portable air defense system termed Mithaq-2, Western intelligence sources said.

The shoulder-launched Mithaq-2 is considered an ideal weapon to bring down low-flying Western aircraft. Mithaq has the ability to intercept aircraft flying at low to very low altitudes.

Iran had already developed the Mithaq-1, regarded as a crude infrared weapon. China provided a modern navigation system and enhanced sensors to track and destroy aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles flying under radar coverage.

Some of the technology has come from the Chinese QW-1 Vanguard missile.

In return Iran has been exporting huge amounts of crude oil to China. Teheran plans to soon complete a $100-billion energy deal with Beijing that would quench China's increasing thirst for oil and natural gas.

2. Steven Collins: Report from South Dakota
From: Steve Collins <>
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-419
item #2. South Dakota Defends Life

Shalom Yair,

Since I live in South Dakota, I thought I'd offer a comment on the very strict anti-abortion law passed by our Legislature. It has made the national and international news, and is the toughest anti-abortion law passed in recent decades in the USA. Sen. Roger Hunt is mentioned in the article and I have met him. He is a passionately pro-life attorney. It is also true that other states are now also considering similar legislation. Allow me to offer some local perspective which may not make the national media reports.

Our Governor rather reluctantly signed the bill after vetoing a similar bill last year. In our state, opponents may place the law on the November ballot by gathering enough signatures to do so. This would delay the law's implementation until at least November, 2006. If it is placed on our ballot in November, Governor Rounds has announced that he will not help proponents of the new law in an election campaign as he stated "this is not my bill." Indeed, the outcome of such a vote is not certain. Many pro-life people in the state think the new law goes too far by not allowing an abortion in cases of pregnancies as a result of rape and incest (our Republican Governor is likely one of them). This factor means that the local pro-life forces are split on the issue and some pro-life people will join pro-abortion forces in voting against the bill if an election is held on the new law.


3. Jay: Global Warming a Natural Phenomenon?
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-418
item #4. The Plague and Europe's Little Ace Age

Dear Mr. Davidiy:

The article about the "Little Ice Age" (Global Cooling?) should be noted
by environmentalists who blame America for "global warming".  First it
was carbon dioxide from power plants; then freon from America's fixation
with air conditioners and then methane from cow's belches, &c., in
Australia and New Zealand.  Could it not be that the apparent climatic
warming in Europe and in the Arctic Ocean since the 1970's isn't just
the result of a global human population that has far exceeded most
predictions made during the late sixties as being possible?

4. Israel and Pacific Ocean nations friends of the USA
From: John Perna <>

U.N. Report Card: Handful of Nations Stand with U.S.
The exclusive NewsMax annual feature "United Nations Report Card" reveals that when it comes to supporting the U.S. on key issues, almost every nation in the world body gets a failing grade.
NewsMax examined 12 key General Assembly votes taken on issues of critical importance to the U.S., and found that only four countries - Israel and the Pacific Ocean nations of Palau, Micronesia and Marshall Islands sided with the U.S. on most of the issues.
The rest of the U.N. members voted against the U.S. position the vast majority of the time, and dozens of countries voted along with America ZERO PERCENT of the time.
These nations include some of the biggest recipients of U.S. foreign aid, which in some cases amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

Here's a run down of America's most ungrateful friends:
Turkey receives $1.007 Billion a year from the U.S., not including military assistance. Number of times Turkey voted along with the U.S. on the 12 key issues: 0 Percent.
Ethiopia receives $594 million. Number of times it voted along with the U.S.: 0 percent.
Colombia receives $524 million, Egypt gets $460 million, Jordan pockets $224 million and Peru receives $229 million. Number of times these nations voted along with the U.S.: 0 percent.
Even some of America's closest allies voted against U.S. interests. France, Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea, for example, all sided with the U.S. on just 8 percent of the votes.
The issues voted on included a resolution calling for the U.S. - which shoulders 22 percent of the total U.N. budget - to lift its embargo against communist Cuba, another seeking the immediate withdrawal of Israel from Palestinian territory, and a treaty that would ultimately call for the U.S. to dismantle its nuclear arsenal.
NewsMax Magazine will chronicle the General Assembly votes each year, exposing the "most ungrateful" nations - countries that take Americans' tax dollars, then oppose the U.S. when voting on key issues.
The blockbuster NewsMax report also features a look at "The U.N.'s Great Follies," including:
The U.N. voted to remove its forces from Rwanda in the early days of tribal conflicts there. Result: More than 900,000 Tutsis were slaughtered in April 1994.
The Iraqi people were defrauded of at least $1.8 billion in revenue from the oil-for-food program designed to alleviate civilian suffering resulting from sanctions against the Saddam Hussein regime. Alleged wrongdoers included the U.N. secretariat.
Sudan won re-election to the U.S. Commission on Human Rights in 2004 despite potentially genocidal atrocities in the Darfur region.
U.N. peacekeepers in the Congo allegedly used food and money to pay for sex with girls as young as 12.
The eye-opening "United Nations Report Card" appears in the March issue of NewsMax Magazine.

5. Arutz Sheva News Service -
-Friday, March 10, 2006, 10 Adar 5766
By Ezra HaLevi

Former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon said publicly this week that
an Israeli military attack on Iran is both viable and possible - with
the participation of the United States and Europe.

Ya'alon spoke at the Washington, D.C.-based Hudson Institute, where he
outlined detailed military options available to the Jewish state in
dealing with Iran's bid to obtain nuclear weapons as it calls for
Israel to be "wiped off the map."

Israel destroyed Iraq's Osarik reactor in 1981, in an operation that
was condemned almost universally, but which prevented Saddam Hussein
from possessing nuclear weapons and was later acknowledged by the U.S.
to have been the right move.

Iran's nuclear facilities are scattered throughout the large country,
so an attack, which would necessitate dozens of simultaneous attacks,
has been declared impractical at least publicly until Ya'alon's
comments. Ya'alon said that, though, that such an operation was no
more difficult than Israel's pinpoint strikes of wanted terrorists. He
said, though, that such an operation would have to receive the
participation of American and European air forces in addition to
Israel, and should be put into effect after Iran is economically and
politically isolated.

He acknowledged that Israel would certainly be the target of Iranian
retaliation following the attack, but expressed confidence that
Israel's anti-missile systems could protect the country, whether
missiles are fired directly from Iran, by the Hizbullah launchers
amassed along Israel's northern border or through Kassam rockets and
other missiles being amassed within Judea and Samaria. "Israel is able
to strike at Iran in a number of ways, not just through air strikes,"
Ya'alon added, "Israel has a number of options."

Ya'alon warned, though, that Iran's nuclear attainment would only be
delayed by a few years, and not eliminated altogether, by a successful
air strike. In the interim, Ya'alon hoped a regime change could be
brought about in the Islamic country.

As of now, Ya'alon said, the Islamic republic is just 6-18 months away
from nuclear capability and 3-5 years away from an operation nuclear

IDF and defense officials have sharply criticized Ya'alon's statements
from several angles, claiming that there is nothing to be gained by
Ya'alon disclosing military strategy publicly and worrying that his
words will lead the international community to dismiss the Iranian
threat, assuming Israel can handle it on its own.

On Wednesday, Iran's delegate to the UN atomic watchdog agency
threatened that the U.S. would face ''harm and pain'' if the UN
Security Council becomes involved.

By Ezra HaLevi

Volunteerism in Israel remains among the highest in the world, with
more than 18 percent of adult Israeli Jews engaging in volunteer work.

According to a survey released by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and
Labor, 650,000 Israelis take part in some regular volunteer work
15.7% of Israels Jewish and Arab adults. According to the survey, 18%
of Israels Jews engage in volunteer work, while half that
proportional percentage - just 9.1% - of the countrys Arabs do.

Of Israel's volunteers, about half work with organizations such as
Magen David Adom emergency medical services and the Yad Sarah medical
equipment lending organization. The other half volunteer on a private
basis or for smaller groups.

Volunteers contributed an average of eleven hours a month.
Among Jewish volunteers, the study demonstrated, volunteerism
increased with level of religious observance and was highest among the
Hareidi-Religious sector.

6. Noah's Ark??

7. British Left -Wing Increasingly Anti-Jewish

Guysen Israel News, March 12th, 2006
From: <>
  11 AdarI 5766
23:33  According to Prof. Roberts Wistrich, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, anti-Semtism is on the rise among British left-wing academics who have become ''obsessed'' with issues regarding Jews and Israel. (Guysen.Isra l.News)
He believes that for the first time, Britain was swept along with the "large wave of European anti-Semitism" of which it is now at the helm, as proved in the case of the academic boycott imposed (and later cancelled) on the universities of Haifa and Bar Ilan by the the Union of British teachers.

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