Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Netanyahu At AIPAC 2016

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‪#‎AIPAC2016‬ holds an ancient Roman arrow used against the Jews.

"We survived this arrow then, we will continue to survive arrows today."

Monday, March 14, 2016

Israel News Agency Endorses Ted Cruz

Jerusalem, Israel — March 14, 2016 … No candidate running for the office of Presidency in the United States has both the documented foreign policy experience and dedication to Israel’s security as Senator Ted Cruz.
“Off the charts brilliant,” is how legendary Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz described his former student in an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer a year ago.
As both Republican and Democrat candidates attempt to prove who loves Israel more, Cruz has been an outspoken critic of Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran for several years. As Donald Trump could not articulate where the capital of Israel is at the recent RJC Conference and continues to state that he is “neutral” on Palestinian terror, Ted Cruz has been in the forefront of closing the PLO offices in Washington and confronting BDS in the US.
The below statement from Senator’s Cruz’s Senior Adviser Nick Muzin, says it all:
“The events of the past few days – terror attacks in Israel, coupled by further demonstrations of the Obama administration’s hostility toward PM Netanyahu, reinforce the importance of this election,” said Muzin.
“With Hillary, we know what we’re getting – Iran will develop a nuclear weapon, and the White House will continue to show moral ambivalence between Israel and Palestinians. With Donald Trump, we just have no idea what we’re getting, and he has said more than once that he wants to “be neutral” and try to “do a deal.”  Since Olso, we have paid a dear price for U.S. Presidents who are eager to push bad deals on the Israeli people.”
Muzin concludes: “The reality is that Ted Cruz is the only candidate with a viable path to defeat Donald Trump and win the general election against Hillary Clinton.  Both Senator Rubio and Governor Kasich have good records on Israel, but neither has a realistic path to winning the nomination.  The Jewish community needs to come out in full force tomorrow and put Senator Cruz on path to becoming our next President.”
We ask our readers to consider one last factor. Trump proposes a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Netanyahu rejected this ban as racist and stated it would only serve to create more conflict. The State of Israel does not ban religions or races of people. Rather, when threatened we enhance our security methods. By proposing a ban on Muslims, Trump has made himself unwelcome in every Arab and Muslim capital. How can a world leader effectively function as such? How can a world leader coordinate an Arab coalition against ISIS when he insults Jordan, Egypt and other moderate Arab states?
Senator Cruz, who has vowed to rip up the Iranian Nuclear Deal on his first day in office, has stated:
If you will not stand with Israel and Jews, then I will not stand with you.”
The Israel News Agency proudly stands with Senator Ted Cruz.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Senator Ted Cruz @ Londonderry, New Hampshire

Photo: Joel Leyden

Referencing Trump's obsession with "winning," Senator Ted Cruz told the packed audience in Londonderry, NH: "It's not just going to be us winning and winning and winning until your tired of winning. There's also this little thing called the Constitution."

We Must Call Islamic Terror What It Is

By Joel Leyden

“Shots fired! … I’m bleeding heavily! I’m bleeding. Get us another unit out here!”
It was with these words that another act of Islamic terrorism was announced to the world.

It was Thursday, January 9, at 11:40 p.m., when a man dressed in Islamic clothes approached the car of Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett and unloaded 13 bullets at point-blank range. The police officer survived due to his bulletproof vest. Three bullets ripped apart his left arm, and, with blood pouring out of a ruptured artery, Hartnett gave chase after Edward Archer.

Archer, 30, soon admitted that he committed the attack on behalf of ISIS.

Under police questioning, Archer was specific about his alleged motivation: “I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State and that’s why I did what I did.” Archer, who is from a Philadelphia suburb, traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and Egypt in 2012, FBI Special Agent Eric Ruona said.

And yet, with the attacker’s confession and the FBI stating that he had traveled to the Middle East, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney still said the shooting had nothing to do with Islam.

“It is abhorrent,” he said. “It does not represent the religion in any shape or form or any of the teachings.”

It appears that Kenney is more concerned with the image of Islam than the safety of the civilians and police officers he has sworn to protect. Kenney’s words mirror those of Barack Obama, who still refuses to use the words “Islamic terrorism.”

The attack in Philadelphia comes at a time of heightened fears about terrorism nationwide, occurring a little more than a month after a husband-and-wife pair in San Bernardino, California, murdered 14 people in the name of ISIS. And hours before the shooting in Philadelphia, Federal prosecutors announced that two Palestinian men who were born in Iraq and came to the United States as refugees had been charged as part of terrorism investigations.

We cannot place blame on the entire Muslim community. Like any religious group, it has its good and bad individuals. And the last thing we want to do is alienate the majority of moderate Muslims and corner them into bonding with Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and ISIS. Donald Trump’s recent proposed ban on all Muslims entering the United States is not what we want.

But at the same time, we must not be in denial as to where the roots of this terrorism comes from.

According to the Koran, the Islamic commandment of jihad (holy war against the infidels — Jews and Christians) is the cure to the illness of the Islamic nation and is the first and foremost commandment for all Muslims striving to achieve victory and introduce the rule of Islam worldwide.
It’s apparent that Philadelphia Mayor Kenney and the many Democrats that he associates with do not know this simple fact.

There is a direct association between Islam and Islamic terrorism. Just ask Obama what the “I” in ISIL stands for.

If we can’t identify our enemies, we are sentencing democracy to death by Islamic terror. If we can say “Jewish terrorism,” and arrest Jewish terrorists today in Israel, Kenney and Obama can say “Islamic terrorism.” Islamic terrorism has been around since the 7th century. It is very well documented.

According to some scholars, though Islam teaches Muslims not to kill women, children or the aged, jihad is an unlimited offensive to bring the whole world under Islamic law.
Saying the words “Islamic terrorism” is not hate speech. It is free speech that enables global law enforcement to investigate and locate those who seek our very destruction.

We can no longer bury our heads in the sand. If we do, we might just lose them.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

If Christ Was Jewish, Why Is Bethlehem "Occupied"?

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel --- December 26, 2015 ... The EU (European Union) is attempting to prevent products from Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria from being labeled as made in Israel. 
So we kindly ask the EU, where was Christ born?
If Christ was born in Bethlehem and was Jewish, then who is "occupying" Bethlehem or what the EU refers to as the West Bank?

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Open Letter to Reform Rabbi Richard Jacobs On Not Supporting Israel

Rabbi Richard Jacobs:

"Diaspora Jews should not support the misguided policies of Israeli leaders and that Israel should look to North America for moral guidance." 

Rabbi, if this is truly what you have stated then you have helped place the security of Israel in jeopardy. Remember, Netanyahu won re-election by an overwhelming landslide. So then, it is not just "Israeli leadership" but almost all Israelis who by your definition are "misguided".

We do not have a perfect government. And yes, the Ultra Orthodox may have too much power - but how dare you tell Jews in the US and in Europe not to support the Jews in Israel while they are being stabbed to death - not due to any occupation - but rather directly due to Islamic Jihad.

Do you know what Jihad is?

It is an unforgiving Islamic holy war against both Jews and Christians.
I know. I watched the World Trade Center fall. 
I served in the IDF for 18 years.
I have stepped over the warm bodies of Jewish victims of terror.

You want Israel to turn to America for "moral guidance".
What do Americans know about our internal and external security concerns in Israel?
Why not go on IDF or border police patrol with me for a month in and around Jerusalem and see for yourself what we are up against?

Rabbi, my son now serves proudly in the Israel Air Force.
Do you now want to tell him directly to his face what you have stated to thousands of Jews in the US - to turn your backs on fellow Jews who are being attacked daily with knives, bullets and missiles?

I awoke this morning to the sound of an alarm going off.
It was a real time rocket attack from Gaza targeting Jews in Israel.
Rabbi - why are they attacking Jews in Israel?
Is it that we are "occupying" Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa or is it Islamic Jihad?

Please do not lecture me and my fellow Jews who live in Israel on tikkun olam. 
I have served as an Humanitarian Officer at security checkpoints in Israel. 
We treat Israeli Arabs with care, understanding and respect.

Please do not tell me how you support Israel when you dismiss our biblical land - Judea and Samaria.
This land was never occupied. This holy land was returned to Israel at the end of the 1967 war.
If you want to say this land is "occupied" then please show me a picture of Arafat and yourself kissing.
"Occupied land" in Israel was an Arafat invention supported by millions of petro dollars.

When you attack the Israeli government you attack each and every Israeli.
You want us to try harder for peace.
Perhaps you could travel to Rahamallah and convince Abbas to meet with Netanyahu.
The Palestinian Authority has rejected every peace offer made to it.
Yet you place the blame their negligence on Israel.

And you say you support Israel?

You know and even state that our enemies will use any and all criticism publicly made against Israel.
Yet you give them ammunition. 
Why do you support their incitement against our very lives.

Please tell me how you plan to make peace with Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, the PA and ISIS?
I'm waiting. So is my son who wears a uniform defending the Jewish people.

I have had the good opportunity of attending a Reform synagogue for the past few years.
I have much respect for both the Rabbi and it's kind, dedicated Jewish community.
Your position on Israel does not reflect the Reform Jews who I have come to embrace.
Your blatant and destructive attack against Israel, advocating for Jews to attack our government makes me sick.
You want to affect change - come live in Israel.
Join our government.
Learn the realities.
Then talk.