The left used to say: Give away Judea and Samaria for peace.
Instead it brought us war.
So then they said: Give away Judea and Samaria for security.
Instead it brought terrorism. Over 1,000 Israelis were killed in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem.
Then they said: Give away Judea and Samaria because of the demographics.
Meanwhile the Jewish birthrate is now higher than the Arab birthrate.
Then they said: Give away Judea and Samaria to avoid a “political tsunami”.
However, that political tsunami never came.
Now they are saying: Give away Judea and Samaria, otherwise Abbas will go home.
You know what? Let him go home.
Nevertheless, we shall overcome!
Easter Sunday and Orthodox Easter, Sri Lankan New Year and Rivdan too, not only Passoveris being celebrated in Jerusalem, Israel today.
While hundreds of thousands have gathered to celebrate their religious festivals, Arab rioters are throwing stones, at passing cars and on the Temple Mount and they are getting the attention that they are seeking.
When I went to the Old City this week, I saw very different scenes.
Yes, security was higher at Mamilla Mall near the Jaffa Gate into the Old City. There were indeed roads blocked in The Old City, but they were blocked for everyone. Only special vehicles got through, and there were limited ways to walk as well.
but also young Arab males who are working and or walking.
Imagine Israel is trying to keep away those whose intent is to cause damage!?!
The crowds were so heavy on Thursday, we had to walk out only one way from the Western Wall, and not my usual way. Darn, as I was trying to show this cute Ethiopian child, an Arab woman walked right into my frame.
Unlike the years of 1948-1967, when under Jordanian occupation, the Old City was off limits to all Jews, now hundreds of thousands of visitors of many faiths are celebrating their religious festivals.
Hopefully as these tourists freely walk the Jerusalem, Israel streets, they will see what is really happening for themselves and take home the truth.
What a huge BDSFail, these religious pilgrims!
Meanwhile, if you are not familiar with Ridvan, it is a 12 day Bahai religious festival that started in Baghdad, its most holy day starts at sunset on April 20 each year.
Also, April 20 is Hitler’s birthday, but that is another story.
Happy Passover, Easter, New Year and Ridvan.
The non-stop indoctrination and incitement that Palestinian children go through, is the obvious reason that they grow up hating Jews and many of them turn to terrorism. That is also the reason that we will never have peace.
Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) brings together ambitious teens from diverse Israeli sectors and nurtures their entrepreneurship.
Yishai Cohen, 18, and Ahmed Shawish, 19, are bright, ambitious Jerusalem teens. Both are high-tech entrepreneurs despite their tender age. They may never have met if not for the Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) program in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This selective program, started 10 years ago, uses technology and business to bring together Palestinian and Israeli youth from Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Mevasseret Zion, Nazareth and Beit Shemesh, 30 to each cohort. They meet weekly during the school year and intensively during summer vacation for three years.
In addition to MIT faculty, mentors from the Hebrew University, Google Israel and other institutions work with the kids in small, mixed groups to devise a business plan for an app or website. The atmosphere fosters friendship and collaboration.
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The Temple Mount Has Been Occupied By Hamas’
MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) slammed the latest rioting incident on the Temple Mount Wednesday, calling Israel’s control over Judaism’s holiest site a “failure.”
“Over the last five days, the Temple Mount has not been occupied by the Jordanian army, but by a division of Hamas,” Feiglin said.
“The failure of the police to control events the Temple Mount is, in fact, the failure of political leadership in keeping the heart of Jerusalem [intact].”
“Continuing to drag our feet [on the issue] will result in history remembering the Israeli government and its leader as having abandoned the Temple Mount to the Hamas regime,” he added.
According to Feiglin, placing a special unit of Israeli police at the site to specifically prevent riots is the “response is required to maintain our sovereignty over the Temple Mount and Land of Israel as a whole.”
Dozens of Palestinian Arab terrorists rioted against police at the Temple Mount on Wednesday, after Jews were allowed to visit Judaism’s holiest site in light of the Passover holiday.
On Monday, just hours before Passover began, Hamas Islamists rioted on the Mount, waving Hamas flags and “not allowing Jews and tourists into the Mount,” according to activists.
“Hundreds of Jews who came to the Temple Mount for Pesach were astonished to find a police representative standing at the entrance gate and announcing that the Mount had been closed off to Jews after Hamas had taken over the Mount and threatened violence against any Jews who enter,” the Temple organizations reported in a news communique Monday.
Thousands of police and IDF troops will be on duty Thursday, as tens of thousands of Jews arrive at the Kotel (Western Wall) for the Birkat Cohanim (Blessing of the Cohanim) ceremony, a special feature of the Jewish festivals. Troops will be on special alert following the unrest on the Temple Mount Wednesday.
Police will be stationed along all paths to the Kotel, with shuttle buses depositing worshippers outside the Dung Gate adjacent to the Kotel. Private cars are banned in the Old City Thursday, and the public is asked to use public transportation only. Leading the ceremony will be Chief Rabbis Yiztchak Yosef and David Lau.
On Wednesday, Muslims rioters hurled flares and rocks at police forces on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. One police officer was reportedly slightly injured. The Temple Mount was closed to Jews Wednesday, and is expected to remain closed Thursday.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Dov Kalmanovitz, the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, demanded that the Israeli Police to close the Temple Mount to Arab visitors. On Thursday, when Birkat Cohanim is conducted, “the Chief Rabbis will visit the Western Wall and thousands will flood the Jewish quarter. It is inconceivable that the Israeli Police prevents Jews, who want to ascend the Temple Mount, from entering, and allows Arabs - who riot - to continue to respect the mosques there and throw stones,” he added. Kalmanovitz then called on police “to maintain security” at the Mount - “either by allowing Jews to ascend to the Mount or by closing it completely.”
12 years ago on the eve of Pesach, a Hamas suicide bomber broke into a hotel in Israel and blew himself up. This Pesach, we remember the 30 civilians killed, and hundreds injured, in the Passover Massacre of 2002.
We mourn the loss of Baruch Mizrahi.
On his way to the Pesach seder, Baruch Mizrahi, a 47-year-old father of five, was shot and killed by Palestinian terrorists. Baruch was a top police intelligence and crime officer, and he previously served in IDF intelligence forces. Baruch’s pregnant wife and 9-year-old son were also injured in the attack.
May his memory be a blessing.
ה’ יקום דמם. יהי זכרם ברוך
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