UNESCO EXHIBIT SHOWING JEWISH ROOTS IN ISRAEL OPENS AT KNESSET, DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD AND DR.ROBERT WISTRICH AWARDED……..

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In 2015, Israel is under constant assault in an asymmetrical war to demonize, delegitimize and deny her history, deny her values, deny her very right to be counted as an equal among the nations,” he said.

All Jews are targets, from the streets of Jerusalem to the campuses of our universities. How should lovers of Zion respond? By telling the truth, the truth about an unparalleled love affair between the people and its homeland.”

UNESCO exhibit showing Jewish roots in Israel opens at Knesset

Knesset hosts Simon Wiesenthal Center-UNESCO exhibit on 3500 years of Jewish roots in Israel, a first for the UN.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

First Publish: 12/1/2015, 8:12 PM

UNESCO Exhibition

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Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, acclaimed author of over 20 books and a frequent Arutz Sheva columnist, is considered today’s foremost expert on anti-Semitism. In fact, a review of his recent and timely book on modern day anti-Semitism, The War of a Million Cuts, can be read on Arutz Sheva.

It was only natural, then, that he attended this week’s opening in the Knesset of the Simon Wiesenthal Center-UNESCO exhibition “People, Book, Land: The 3500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People to the Holy Land.”

Another reason for his attendance was that the author of the exhibition was his late good friend, Prof. Robert Wistrich, head of Hebrew University’s Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism and a world-famous expert on the subject as well, who died suddenly several months ago.

At the event, chaired by Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Center and hosted by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud), the Simon Wiesenthal International Leadership Award was granted to Dr. Gerstenfeld and to Danielle Wistrich in memory of her late husband

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Dr. Gerstenfeld  said that he had had no idea that the honor was to be conferred upon him until he arrived at the Knesset, and, talking about his friend, stressed the importance of a visual exhibit that can show the Jewish people’s connection with the land from the dawn of its history and the centrality it has in Jewish tradition.

Rabbi Cooper said that Israel’s need to respond to the world’s delegitimization and denial of Jewish historical rights in its land was the motivating factor leading the Wiesenthal center to initiate the exhibition, convince UNESCO to back it and charge Prof. Wistrich with creating it.

In 2015, Israel is under constant assault in an asymmetrical war to demonize, delegitimize and deny her history, deny her values, deny her very right to be counted as an equal among the nations,” he said.

All Jews are targets, from the streets of Jerusalem to the campuses of our universities. How should lovers of Zion respond? By telling the truth, the truth about an unparalleled love affair between the people and its homeland.”

“Our truth-teller, of blessed memory, was a respected scholar and a prolific author”, he continued, alluding to the late Professor Wistrich. “For decades, armed only with the truth, Robert took on intellectual anti-Semites and a world largely apathetic to history’s oldest hate.”

This is the first time, thanks to the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s efforts, that the United Nations has hosted an exhibit that outlines the rationale for the UN decision to grant recognition to a Jewish state in the land of Israel. The exhibition was originally scheduled to open on January 20 of this year, but the opening was cancelled due to pressure from Arab UNESCO delegates, who argued it would disturb Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. There remained “unresolved issues relating to potentially contestable textual and visual historical points, which might be perceived by Member States as endangering the peace process,” UNESCO said in a January 17 press release.

This is such a betrayal. To do it in this way is so disgraceful,” Wistrich had responded, but the event was postponed and finally opened in Paris in June. After the postponement, the US State Department decided to become a cosponsor of the exhibition, joining Israel, Canada and Montenegro.

The exhibition consists of 24 panels of about 800 words each, detailing various aspects of the Jewish people’s connection to Israel throughout the generations, showing clearly that there was always a Jewish presence in the land of Israel.

The exhibition is to travel to various countries around the world and is due to open in the Vatican on Wednesday.

CLAIM: ANCIENT CITY SODOM FOUND……..

With plenty of other cities vying for that coveted second place status.

Has the Biblical city of Sodom been found? ‘Monstrous’ site in Jordan matches the descriptions of the area destroyed by God in the Old Testament

Has the Biblical city of Sodom been found at Tall el-Hamaam, Jordan

Experts investigating the region of Tall el-Hammam in Jordan (bottom right) believe the remains of a ‘monstrous’ Bronze Age city, matches the Biblical description of the city destroyed by God (top right). Not only would the site have been the largest city in the region, as suggested in the Bible, it is situated to the east of the River Jordan, dates back to between 3500 and 1540 BC and is thought to have been suddenly abandoned.

More here.

PALEOSTINIAN AUTHORITY DESTROYS ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS LIKE ISLAMIC STATE…….

Islam 101 Muslims do not care about the archeological treasures of others, they are there to subjugate and destroy that which was there, for all times.

Jewish history’s greatest archaeological crime

Gabriel Barkay

Barkay looks over priceless pieces of debris believed to date back to the First Temple period. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

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“All of that was dug up with bulldozers in a place where even a toothbrush is too large a tool to carry out excavations,” he says.

“The Temple Mount is the most delicate and the most important archaeological site in this country, and it was never ever excavated because of politics.”

As a result, Barkay says, the historic plateau where the First and Second Temples once stood has become a “black hole in the history of Jerusalem.”

“Jerusalem may be the most excavated place on earth, but the most important place in Jerusalem is totally unknown,” he says. “It’s terra incognita; a piece of unknown land.”

Although Israel technically regained sovereignty over the Temple Mount after reunifying Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War, the government’s concession to allow the Jordanian government to oversee the coveted holy site has resulted in what Barclay terms a “catastrophe.”

“This is part of a cultural war that has been launched against every civilization that is non- Muslim… that continues now in Iraq and Syria with ISIS,” he says.

More here. H/T: Brian of London

LEFTIST RAG SLATE PUBLISHES ANTI-ISRAEL ”NAQBA” SCREED BUT UNWITTINGLY PROVES THAT JEWS WANTED ARABS TO STAY PUT…….

They say ”Naqba” I say ”of their own doing”.

The celebration of the anti-Israel ”Naqba” meme is soon upon us, and in the Leftist rag, Slate, a grandson pens a piece meant to  besmirch/smear the Jewish state, but unwittingly proves the point that most Arabs left in spite of being asked to stay put. Israeli, Yisrael Medad, however takes note of another salient point:

Here is another one:

“That night our Jewish neighbors told us not to leave,” my grandmother remembers. “And my father wanted to stay, to wait it out. But my mother … well she had 11 children, and of course she wanted us to be safe. And her sisters were leaving because of the attacks in their neighborhoods.”

The Bathish family. The author’s grandmother, the youngest of 11 children, is second from left in the front row. Taken around 1936–37.

The Bathish family. The author’s grandmother, the youngest of 11 children, is second from left in the front row. Circa 1936–37.

Courtesy of Saleem Haddad

[…]

Every time my grandmother recounts her experience, a new memory emerges, and I add it to the story, embellishing it with new details and anecdotes. But as her memories made their way onto the page, I had a moment of self-doubt: In my grandmother’s recollection, she was clear that her family had made a decision to leave. Might this play into one of the myths used to justify the establishment of modern-day Israel on Palestinian land—the myth that, despite overwhelming historical evidence to the contrary, Palestinians left on their own free will?

“Are you sure you left voluntarily?” I ask my grandmother. “There was a war,” she replies.

“But no one kicked you out, yes? No one was directly attacking you?” I continue.

“Not us personally, but my mother was worried by the reports. We thought we would be gone for a few weeks at most.”

Slate.com

HAPPY 67TH INDEPENDENCE DAY ISRAEL!!!!!!!

Israelis mark the country’s sixty-seventh year of independence.

Man celebrates Independence Day in Ashkelon, April 23, 2015

 Girl celebrates Independence Day in Ashkelon, April 22, 2015. (photo credit:REUTERS)

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IN MEMORY AND IN APPRECIATION OF TRUTH TELLER JOAN PETERS, AUTHOR OF FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL…….

A rare person indeed.

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The controversy of ‘From Time Immemorial’

Joan Peters, a pro-Palestinian researcher, drastically changed her political views while writing her opus “From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine” • I seek to shed light on facts that were hidden from me, she writes.

Nadav Shragai

Imagine, if you will, the following scenario: An Obama administration official quits his job and devotes seven years of his life to writing a well-researched book that pulls the rug out from underneath his former boss regarding the Iranian issue. Then imagine that the book offers a sympathetic view of Israel that is factually based and that reveals information that was not previously known. U.S. President Barack Obama can only express anger, bewilderment, and frustration in response. This leaves the Democrats with a dilemma. Do they remain true to the facts or loyal to their president?

Astonishingly enough, this is a true story, though it took place in another era. It happened at a time when the administration in power — also Democratic — was about as friendly as the current administration. It happened during the presidency of Jimmy Carter. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin was in power at the time, and Benjamin Netanyahu was making his initial foray into Israeli politics.

Joan Peters, a journalist, television producer, and political commentator, was a pro-Palestinian human rights activist during those years. She had even made frequent visits to the Middle East. Something unusual happened to her, though — she gradually changed her views. Peters had been working as a special adviser to the Carter administration. Her area of expertise was the Israeli-Arab conflict.

She signed a contract to write a book about the conflict in the Middle East, even getting a handsome advance for it. As she started her research, however, she discovered startling new facts about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that did not sit well with her employers. At that point, Peters gave back the advance and freed herself from any contractual obligations that were originally agreed upon with the book publisher. After seven years of research, which included long hours in long-forgotten archives and interviews with hundreds of people, Peters wrote a book titled “From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine.” The release of the book in 1984 ignited controversy.

Published by Harper and Row, the book became a best-seller. It also earned Peters the National Jewish Book Award. She slaughtered the sacred cow known as “the Palestinian refugee problem” by revealing just how the United Nations altered the criteria for gaining refugee status in order to exacerbate the problem well beyond its proper dimensions. Peters discovered that the U.N.’s changing requirements for being listed as a Palestinian refugee essentially turned them into something else, something far different from other refugees in distant crises.

Peters even offered proof that many of the Palestinian refugees that earned special status in the eyes of the U.N. were never even residents of prestate Israel “from time immemorial,” contradicting a long-standing Palestinian claim. Instead, these were immigrants who had only arrived quite recently.

There were many who followed in Peters’ footsteps. They backed up her facts, but she was the first to bring them to light. Peters was the first to challenge the underlying assumptions of Palestinian wretchedness and refugee status. She also didn’t hesitate to criticize “the Jewish victim,” though the criticism wasn’t what one would expect. She quoted Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister who once famously said that a lie repeated often enough for an extended period of time eventually is recognized as a truism. Peters noted that Goebbels forgot to mention that the victim of that lie (in this case, the Jews) is also liable to believe it as true.

More here.  H/T: YM

DEFENSE OF THE FALSE NARRATIVE EVEN TO THE POINT OF ABSURDITY AND OWN NATIONAL EXISTENCE…….

There is no distinct ”Palestinian people” deserving of nationhood, any more than there’s a distinct ”Scandinavian people” deserved of the same.

H/T: Doris Wise Montrose:

After viewing both parts of the film, I phoned one of the people involved in its production and asked him to explain this distortion. He gave me a strange answer: “In Israel one cannot get a budget to produce movies that present only the Zionist view in a positive fashion and  do not reflect the existence and rights of the Palestinian people.”
So Israel, the land that claims to be the country of the Jewish people, digs its own grave by funding the false narrative of those who wish to establish their country on the ruins of the Jewish state. Is this why we have the Israel Broadcasting Authority? Is this the reason we pay a television tax ?

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Tsafrir, my dear friend, who can equal you? You saw back then what those who are considered brilliant have still not envisioned. Rest in peace, friend, because we are on our way to a terrible war with a terrorist entity that the world is establishing against us – because of us – and because we did not learn from you what you so wanted to teach us.  May your memory be blessed.

Op-Ed: Killing Tzafrir Ronen Again

The movie he never finished has been produced by the Israel Broadcasting Authority; it is a travesty because its message is in direct opposition to what he wanted to portray.

Published: Thursday, December 04, 2014 6:50 PM

Israel’s Channel 1 broadcast the first chapter of a two-chapter film titled “The Curse of Hadrian” this week. The idea for the movie’s production was raised about ten years ago by my dear friend, the late Tsafrir Ronen,  who hoped to disprove the narrative – or, more accurately, the lie – concerning the existence of a Palestinian nation.

Tsafrir was a fighter for the Land of Israel and the Jewish People who came from the mainstream secular left.  A founder of the secular nationalist Nahalal Forum and of Kibbutz Gilgal in the Jordan Valley, he served as advisor to Prime Minister Rabin in the 1992 elections, but changed his views after the Oslo Accords.

The name Palestine, he said, had nothing to do with the people who call themselves Palestinians today. The name was given to the land of Judea by the Roman Caesar Hadrian (reigned 117-138 CE), the emperor who put down the Bar Kochba Rebellion with great cruelty.

He destroyed Jerusalem and built the city of Ilia Capitolina on its ruins, forbade observance of Jewish tenets such as the Sabbath, prayer and circumcision, and killed the “Ten Martyrs”, the renowned Talmudic Sages whose deaths are mourned in a dirge said on Yom Kippur. It was in order to humiliate Judea and its sons that he called the country Palestine in honor of the Philistine nation, as these were the Jewish people’s historic enemy. In order to turn the land desolate, Hadrian also commanded that all fruit trees be cut down.

Tsafrir Ronen wished with all his soul to produce a full length movie, “The Curse of Hadrian”,  in which the lies of the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians would be exposed, since there is absolutely no connection between them and that [Philistine] nation that hailed from the Grecian Isles. He collected archival materials and interviewed people, but in order to produce the movie he needed funding.  He used his own money and sank into debt which led to heart failure at the premature age of 53.

Tsafrir’s friends decided to make his dream come true and produce the movie, in which I appear several times. I watched the entire film and I am shocked to the depths of my soul, because the movie is exactly the opposite of what Tsafrir wanted. All his life, Tsafrir said that the “Palestinian narrative” is based on lies and falsehoods, bluff and inventions, while Jewish history in the land of Israel is solidly entrenched in biblical documentation and in the stories of other nations (Greece, Rome) and on unassailable archaeological findings.

In modern times, the Jews’ right to the land of Israel is based on international law starting with the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and continuing to the San Remo Conference of 1920.

The movie, whose first part was shown this week on Channel 1, is a betrayal of Tsafrir’s memory and life’s work, because it presents “two narratives”, the Israeli one and the Palestinian one, as equally worthy, as two truths, exactly what Tsafrir fought his entire life to refute.

More here.

FINLAND: HELSINGIN SANOMAT EDITORIAL ADMITS (BY DEFAULT) JERUSALEM BELONGS TO THE JEWS……..

They’re exactly right.

In an editorial giving a run down on the recent bloodshed in Jerusalem, I came across this glaring admittance of Jewish ownership of the city. I wonder how this got past the gatekeepers on the editorial board?

HS: Violence returns to the streets of Jerusalem.

Verenvuodatus ei ole uutta Jerusalemissa. Vuosituhansien aikana kaupungin kaduilla ja kujilla ovat taistelleet juutalaiset erinäisiä valloittajia vastaan. Sittemmin juutalaiset, kristityt ja muslimit ovat kamppailleet sekä toisiaan vastaan että keskenään.

Bloodshed is not new in Jerusalem. Over the millennia, in the city’s streets and alleys, Jews have been fighting various conquerors. Since then, Jews, Christians, and Muslims have been struggling against each other as well as with each other.

ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT OF ISRAELI ACTIVIST GLICK SPURS MORE INTEREST IN TEMPLE MOUNT VISITS…….

Push their backs into a corner and you’ll get push back yourself.

Poll: Glick Shooting Sparks More Support for Temple Mount Visits

Survey reveals that far from discouraging Jews from visiting the Temple Mount, shooting of Yehuda Glick has only made them more determined.

By Ari Soffer  First Publish: 11/17/2014, 2:52 PM

Yehuda Glick

Yehuda Glick
Yossi Zamir/Flash 90

When Islamist terrorist Mu’taz Hijazi shot Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick four times at point-blank range he was aiming to kill. Only by a miracle did Glick survive, although he still has a long road to recovery ahead of him.

But Hijazi was not just trying to kill Glick. As Likud MK Tzipi Hotovelipointed out during a visit to Judaism’s holiest site soon after the attack, by brazenly targeting one of the most visible figureheads in the campaign for Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount Hijazi also hoped to snuff out the movement he represents, which has been gaining considerabletraction in recent years despite fierce Muslim opposition.

Subsequent death threats were sent to other high-profile activists, MKs and even government ministers, warning them that they would be next if they continued to call for equal prayer rights for Jews on Judaism’s holiest site.

But a recent poll has revealed that the assassination attempt may have boomeranged.

More here.

1939 FLAG OF PALESTINE……..

Not surprising to those of us who know Israel’s history.

1939 Palestinian Flag. What does it look like? Surprised?

Palestine Mandate Jewish Flag

This a Larousse French dictionary from 1939. In the appendix it lists all the then current flags of the world in alphabetical order. You’ll notice that for Germany at that time the flag was the Nazi one replete with Zwastika which proves that this was pre-1945 ( before 1945)!.

Now, alphabetically, look for the Palestinian Flag. YES , there is one. What does it look like? Surprised? Oh, but you thought (Mandate Jewish) Palestine was an Islamic Arab-,Turkish-, Circassian Sovereign State that the bad Jews took over , right?

More at FactualIsrael.com h/t: Elihu

LORI LOWENTHAL MARCUS: ONE OF YOUNGEST SURVIVORS OF HEBRON MASSARE DIES AT 86…….

 

Backgrounder:

Wikipedia: The Hebron massacre refers to the killing of sixty-seven Jews (including 23 college students) on 24 August 1929 in Hebron, then part of Mandatory Palestine, by Arabs incited to violence by false rumors that Jews were massacring Arabs in Jerusalem and seizing control of Muslim holy places.[1] The event also left scores seriously wounded or maimed. Jewish homes were pillaged and synagogues were ransacked. Many of the 435 Jews who survived were hidden by local Arab families.[2][3] Soon after, all Hebron’s Jews were evacuated by the British authorities. Many returned in 1931, but almost all were evacuated at the outbreak of the 1936–39 Arab revolt in Palestine. The massacre formed part of the 1929 Palestine riots, in which a total of 133 Jews and 110 Arabs were killed, and brought the centuries-old Jewish presence in Hebron to an end.

The instigator of these Arab riots/pogroms against the Jews, was none other than Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the mufti of Jerusalem.

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One of the Youngest Survivors of Hebron Massacre Dies at 86

The 18-month-old survived the Hebron massacre because he was covered by the corpses of his parents.

Shlomo Slonim (L), at 18 -months-old when he survived the Hebron Massacre, died today at 80.

Shlomo Slonim (L), at 18 -months-old when he survived the Hebron Massacre, died today at 80.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

In 1929, after years of relatively peaceful existence, the Arabs of Hebron responded to the call of the Mufti of Jerusalem and slaughtered the Jews in their midst.

A Jewish child, Shlomo Slonim, 18-months-old at the time of the massacre, survived the brutality.

The Slonim baby lived because after being struck in the head with an axe, he lost consciousness and was covered by the dead bodies of his slain parents. His four-year old brother and grandparents were also slaughtered.

In all, 24 of the 67 Jews butchered in Hebron that day died in the Slonim house. People hid there because it was thought to be the safest place, given the close relations Shlomo’s father had with the Arab neighbors who had promised him protection.

But none were spared.

More here.

ISRAEL REMEMBERS IS FALLEN HEROES…….

 

Fighting the jihad in the modern era since 1860.

Israel Remembers the 23,169 Fallen Since 1860

Siren sounded at 8 p.m. Fifty-seven soldiers and terror victims joined the tragic list since last year, as did 50 deceased disabled vets.

By Gil Ronen

First Publish: 5/4/2014, 7:44 PM
IDF soldiers, Memorial Day (file)

IDF soldiers, Memorial Day (file)
Flash90

Between Memorial Day of 2013 and this Sunday, 57 soldiers and terror victims have joined the list of Israel’s fallen, as did 50 disabled IDF veterans who died as a result of their disability, and were recognized during the year as fallen soldiers.

The number of officially recognized bereaved families in Israel in 2014 is 17,038. They include 2,141 orphans and 4,966 widows whose loved ones fell in the service of the IDF and security establishment.

The Department for Families and Memorialization at the Defense Ministry, which is in charge of Memorial Day events, expected more than a million and a half people to be at the military cemeteries across the country on Memorial Day.

The one-minute siren sounded all over the country at 8:00 p.m. marked the beginning of Memorial Day. Immediately after the siren, the memory ceremonies began.

Arutz Sheva carried live video of the central official memorial ceremony, at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem.

More here.

A REVIEW OF BAT-ZION SUSSKIND’S ‘ON A WING FROM THE HOLY LAND BY ADINA KUTNICKI…….

 

The intro to the review is done by the wonderful, Wolff Bachner.

On A Wing From The Holy Land [Review Of An Exciting New Novel About Life In Israel]

Israeli Man With The Shofar

Many of The Inquisitr’s readers may already be familiar with the work of our Israeli colleague, Adina Kutnicki. Her recent interview on the insidious octopus known as The Muslim Brotherhood was a wake up call about the dangers we all face from religious extremists.

Adina Kutnicki has written much about the trials and tribulations of life in Israel. The Jewish state, the only Democracy in the war torn Middle East, is surrounded by enemies dedicated to her destruction.

Israel has not only managed to survive, but the Jewish state had turned a desert into a garden of promise. Israel is a world leader in technology, science and medicine, receiving more Nobel Prizes, Per capita, than any nation on Earth.

Yet, despite all the triumphs of this tiny nation, there are those who seek to demonize and dismantle the Zionist dream, and sadly, they are succeeding by spreading their hateful propaganda and lies about the Jewish people and Israel.

Peace, Not Terror

As the repugnant Nazi fanatic Joseph Goebbels said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” And despite everything the world should have learned from the Holocaust and the genocide of six million Jews, Goebbel’s sickness is spreading once again, and Israel is in great jeopardy.

With this in mind, Ms. Kutnicki has written a review of an important new book by Bat-Zion Susskind-SacksOn A Wing From The Holy Land. We invite you to experience the life journey of the novel’s protagonist, and learn the truth about the nation of Israel and the millions of Jews who yearn for peace and co-existence in a very troubled world.

On A Wing From The Holy Land

A Novel By Bat-Zion Susskind-Sacks

Book Review By Adina Kutnicki

On a Wing from the Holy Land, by Bat-Zion Susskind-Sacks (an Israeli writer, a “sabra” and a world traveler, she is also an American citizen) is a gripping novel about Jessica Kozlow, the story’s protagonist. Its centerpiece revolves around one woman’s soul-searing journey, as she yearns for life’s greatest treasures; veracity, peace, liberty and genuine love.

Back-dropped in juxtaposition to a tumultuous 100 year historical context (affecting 4 generations), Jessica, its lead character, ends up traveling the world, not soon after coming of age in her native Israel. Her childhood and teenage years in Israel span from the 1950′s through the early 1970′s.

But before Jessica could commence her first (of many) foray abroad, she begins her service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), like the rite of passage of most (Jewish) Israelis. She joins the IDF a mere four years after the Arabs wage another war of annihilation, the Six-Day War in 1967.

Israeli Women Army Soldiers (12)

Jessica’s aching desire is to serve within the military entertainment unit, a unit which enjoys many advantages, including traveling to remote bases and taping shows for both radio and television audiences. She is a budding actress, and the thrill of performing gives her a rush. Naturally, Jessica is giddy with delight at her acceptance into this well-respected troupe.

Read more at The Inquisitr

IGNORAMUS UN SEC-GEN BAN KI MOON SAYS JEWISH HOMES IN JUDEA & SAMARIA ILLEGAL…….

 

UN chief’s mind numbing stupidity/corruption.

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Actually the facts speak otherwise, San Remo conference gave birth to the Jewish state of Israel, not the UN General Assembly vote in 1948. The area of Judea and Samaria were deemed as part of the original Jewish homeland (so too was the land east of the Jordan river, but given to the Arabs and to be led by the Hashmites). Israeli homes/presence in these areas are entirely legal.

Israeli Settlements

Professor Eugene Kontorovich’s talk begins at the 12 minute mark.

Israel issues tenders for 1,400 settler housing units

Ban Ki-moon, they are illegal and an obstacle to peace

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(ANSAmed) – TEL AVIV, JANUARY 10 – The Israeli Housing Ministry announced tenders Friday for the construction of 1,400 housing units for Jewish settlers: 600 in East Jerusalem and 800 in the West Bank, reported settlers’ radio Channel 7. The measure had been announced by the media at the beginning of the month, but Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu subsequently ordered a brief postponement to prevent problems with a visit underway at that time by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is attempting to broker a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.

The Housing Ministry has also proposed once again tenders for the construction of 500 other housing units in East Jerusalem, which had been issued in the past but not finalized. Among the settlements involved in the latter are the heavily populated Efrat, Betar Illit and Ariel, which are located in large, homogeneous Jewish settlements in the West Bank that Israel has no intention of giving up.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said he is ”alarmed” at Israel’s plans: ”They are not only illegal, they are an obstacle to peace”, Ban said at the year’s first conference at UN headquarters in New York

ANSA

NEWLY TRANSLATED HEBREW TEXT HOLDS CLAIM OF KNOWLEDGE WHERE ARK OF THE COVENANT IS …….

 

It claims, but doesn’t divulge its location.

Forget Indiana Jones: Ark of the Covenant’s fate remains a mystery 

                 This bas-relief image showing the Ark of the Covenant being carried is from the Auch Cathedral in France. A newly translated Hebrew text claims to reveal the locations of treasures from King Solomon's Temple and discusses the fate of the Ark itself.

I. Vassil, released into public domain through Wikimedia
This bas-relief image showing the Ark of the Covenant being carried is from the Auch Cathedral in France. A newly translated Hebrew text claims to reveal the locations of treasures from King Solomon’s Temple and discusses the fate of the Ark itself.

A newly translated Hebrew text claims to reveal where treasures from King Solomon’s temple were hidden and discusses the fate of the Ark of the Covenant itself.

But unlike the Indiana Jones movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the text leaves the exact location of the Ark unclear and states that it, and the other treasures, “shall not be revealed until the day of the coming of the Messiah son of David …” putting it out of reach of any would-be treasure seeker.

King Solomon’s Temple, also called the First Temple, was plundered and torched by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II in the sixth century B.C., according to the Hebrew Bible. The Ark of the Covenant is a chest that, when originally built, was said to have held tablets containing the 10 commandments. It was housed in Solomon’s Temple, a place that contained many different treasures. [ Religious Mysteries: 8 Alleged Relics of Jesus ]

The newly translated text, called “Treatise of the Vessels” (Massekhet Kelim in Hebrew), says the “treasures were concealed by a number of Levites and prophets,” writes James Davila, a professor at the University of St. Andrews, in an article in the book “Old Testament Pseudepigrapha More Noncanonical Scriptures Volume 1” (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013).

“Some of these (treasures) were hidden in various locations in the Land of Israel and inBabylonia, while others were delivered into the hands of the angels Shamshiel, Michael, Gabriel and perhaps Sariel …” writes Davila in his article.

The treatise is similar in some ways to the metallic “Copper Scroll,” one of the Dead Sea Scrolls found near the site of Qumran in the West Bank. The Copper Scroll also discusses the location of hidden treasure, although not from Solomon’s Temple.

More here. H/T Alexis Worlock

ISRAEL’S LEGAL SOVEREIGNTY OVER TERRITORIES AND J’LEM: INTERVIEW WITH JACQUES GAUTHIER BY DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD…….

 

Anyone denying this fact is either grossly uniformed or an ideologically bound, bald faced liar.

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Israel’s Legal Sovereignty over the Territories and Jerusalem

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Jacques Gauthier

Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld

Declarations relating to the status of Jerusalem should clearly distinguish between the legal aspects of the issue and political claims. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and other political leaders frequently employ baseless legal arguments when they make statements concerning Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem and the West Bank.

I have spent 20 years investigating the legal aspects of sovereignty concerning Jerusalem. My unequivocal conclusion is that according to international law, Israel has a well-founded claim to sovereignty over Jerusalem, including its Old City.”

Dr. Gauthier is a non-Jewish Canadian lawyer who received his PhD after twenty years of research on the legal status of Jerusalem. His dissertation comprises some 1,300 pages with 3,000 footnotes. He has served as legal counsel to various governments including France, Spain, Mexico and Canada.

The Balfour Declaration was a statement by the British government.

In November 1917, Great Britain however, did not have military control or the legal authority to give rights over Palestine to others.

To understand the legality of Israel’s sovereignty in Palestine, we have to begin with the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 which took place at the French Foreign Office on the Quai d’Orsay. Both Arabs and the Zionist Organization presented their cases concerning the future of Palestine there. The Zionist Organization asked for the recognition of ‘the historic title of the Jewish people in Palestine and the right of Jews to reconstitute their national home.’ It demanded that the borders of Palestine – for which a map was presented – broadly follow the biblical territory on both sides of the Jordan River. It proposed that ‘the sovereignty of Palestine shall be vested in the League of Nations and the government will be entrusted to Great Britain acting as Mandatory of the League.’

The Paris Conference led to various treaties with nations defeated in the First World War. They transferred title of many territories they had lost in the war to the five Principal Allied and Associated Powers, the United States, the British Empire, France, Italy and Japan.

The Paris Conference was followed by the San Remo Conference, which took place in April 1920 at the Villa Devachan. There, the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied Powers adopted a resolution on 25 April concerning Palestine. It stated that its administration would be entrusted to a Mandatory which they would select. It also said: ‘The Mandatory will be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on the 8th [2nd] November 1917 by the British government and adopted by the other Allied Powers, in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish People.

It being clearly understood, that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed [by] the Jews in any other country. This resolution is the legal foundation of the rights under the Law of Nations granted to the Jewish people in respect to Palestine.’

In San Remo, the Principal Allied Powers approved British mandates over Palestine including Trans-Jordan, (East-Palestine) and Iraq, as well as the French Mandate over Syria and Lebanon. The Arabs acquired huge territories as a result of the San Remo Conference. However, there were crucial differences in the texts of the Mandate treaties for Syria and Lebanon, as well as the one for the Mesopotamia (Iraq) Mandate on one hand and the Mandate for Palestine on the other. In the former, it said that the organic law will be ‘formed in agreement with the native authorities and shall take into account the rights, interests and wishes of all the population inhabiting the mandated territory.’

In the Mandate for Palestine, there is no such formula. It stated that the Mandatory will be responsible for creating the conditions to ‘secure the establishment of the Jewish National Home.’ It also said that recognition was given ‘to the historical connection of the Jewish People within Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country.’

The Council of League of Nations approved the British and French Mandates in July 1922. In the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, Turkey renounced all rights and title on the aforementioned territories. In international law, once the title to Palestine was given to the Jewish people, this cannot be nullified retroactively as a result of the introduction of new principles of international law several decades later. In fact, the rights granted to the Jewish people are protected under Article 80 of the UN Charter. This preserves intact all the rights granted to Jews under the Mandate for Palestine, even after the Mandate’s expiry in May 1948.” 

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