This is excellent. Listen to it, it sounds bizarre, doesn't it? But it's the truth and a sign of the times in which we live.
(Jewish Home) insisted that U.S. President Barack H. Obama be brought to Hevron when he visits Israel next month. Only then, Strook said, would Obama be able to appreciate what the Land of Israel means to the Jewish people.
"It would be a good idea to take President Obama not just to Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem, but also - actually, mainly - to the Machpelah Cave in Hevron," Strook said. "We would explain to him that the Land of Israel is not just a refuge for Holocaust survivors, but it is the Promised Land for the Jewish people, the land of our forefathers, who are buried in the Cave."
Strook also discussed the deteriorating security situation in Judea and Samaria. "I call upon you, my fellow Knesset members, to respect the basic rights of residents of Judea and Samaria, and to protect them. When they are hit attacked with stones as they drive home, or when Arab rioters invade their agricultural plots, each and every one of us must be concerned. And if they and security forces are prevented defending their lives and property in these attacks, all of us must be up in arms over this."
Residents of Judea and Samaria are entitled to the same rights as all Israelis, she said. "The situation whereby Israelis have to give up a portion of their rights when they cross the 1948 armistice lines is unacceptable," she said. "And the adoption of the Palestinian vocabulary by the Knesset, where a life-threatening rock attack is a 'demonstration' and 'non-violent resistance' must end," she added.
North Korea is threatening the US with a nuclear attack, claiming it has long-range missiles with atomic warheads capable of reaching the American mainland...
*** Regarding Chuck Hagel, shouldn't it matter that his Senate win was more than suspect, being that he was not only a "dark horse", but chairman of the company which counted the computerized votes on his own behalf? Does conflict of interest ring any alarm bells? Does voter fraud appear more than a possibility? If not, do pigs also fly? Mind you, even if nothing else was known about the above strange "coincidence", shouldn't all Americans (despite party affiliation) be livid at this blatant rig? One would hope so -- Adina Kudnicki
THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!! Even if you do not know that a secret "secret, get that?" Service agent is in your vicinity, you can be arrested on "Felony" charges. The bill was just signed by Obama IN SECRET!!!
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“Mark Fitzpatrick, a former US State Department official at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, suggested that Arak could be part of a process that might trigger Western strikes on Iran,” reports the Telegraph. “One option for the Iranian regime would be to acquire the necessary reprocessing technology from North Korea, he said. ‘By then, the option of a military strike on an operating reactor would present enormous complications because of the radiation that would be spread,’ he explained. ‘Some think Israel’s red line for military action is before Arak comes online.’”
The Telegraph says Tehran operating Arak heavy-water production plant in effort to produce plutonium which can be used to make nuclear bomb. Plant protected by anti-aircraft missiles...
A group of Jewish and Christian leaders joined together today with former Senator and U.S. presidential candidate Rick Santorum to call on members of the United States Senate to vote to stop the confirmation of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. I was honored to be part of this group.
While we share different views on a range of other subjects, on this issue we are united. We believe Mr. Hagel is a terrible choice. He does not truly understand the critical issues in Iran, Syria, and the rest of the Middle East. He doesn’t not truly understand or appreciate the importance of a strong and healthy U.S.-Israel alliance. He has neither the experience nor the wisdom for this job, and he would send the exact wrong signal to the mullahs in Tehran.
Thus, we sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the rest of the Members expressing our concerns and asking them to do everything in their power to stop Mr. Hagel’s confirmation. The text of the letter follows.
I’m deeply concerned about the President not having a strong, principled policy to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Nor do I believe he has the right approach to prevent Iran, Syria and Hezbollah from seeking to annihilate Israel. That’s why I wrote this new novel, Damascus Countdown, which releases next week, to help people see what could happen when Washington misunderstands the nature and threat of evil. But it’s not enough just to write fictional accounts of worst case scenarios that may be coming our way. We need to take action when we can, and this is one of those moments.
A cloture vote ending debate on the Hagel nomination could come as early as noon eastern today. Please call your Senators immediately to express your opposition to Mr. Hagel. The Senate switchboard number is 202-224-3121.
Senator Harry Reid
522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Senator Reid:
We write to urge you to oppose Chuck Hagel’s nomination to become the next Secretary of Defense. The evidence that has accumulated in recent weeks makes one thing clear: Notwithstanding assurances he has made privately to your colleague, Sen. Chuck Schumer, in the course of his confirmation hearing and in other settings, Sen. Hagel’s longstanding hostility towards Jews and Israel is reprehensible and should disqualify him from this sensitive post.
That is especially true at the present moment. As you are well aware, the next few years may be among the most turbulent in the history of U.S.-Israeli relations. This is the case thanks to the developing perfect storm of: continuing and intensifying violence perpetrated by al Qaeda and other jihadists throughout the Middle East and adjacent regions; the ascendancy there and elsewhere of a Muslim Brotherhood equally committed to Israel’s destruction; and an Iranian regime that explicitly and repeatedly declares its intention to wipe Israel off the map nearing the realization of its nuclear weapon ambitions.
Particularly under such circumstances, the myriad examples of former Senator Hagel’s hostility towards Jews and the Jewish State cannot be dismissed on the basis of disavowals or apologies that clearly have much more to do with the needs of his imperiled confirmation than with a change of heart. Consider just a few of the cases in point:
Sen. Hagel’s long-held notions about the “Jewish lobby” intimidating Senators.
His moral equivalence between Israel and those bent on its destruction.
His view that Israel’s putative nuclear arsenal is more worrying than an Iranian one.
His claim that the State Department is an “adjunct to the Israeli Foreign Ministers’ office.”
His contention that Israel is becoming “an apartheid state.” And
His co-authorship of a report that recommends inserting U.S. forces on the West Bank to facilitate the establishment of a Palestinian state there. Such a step would inevitably embroil us in that conflict – probably, in due course, with the effect of protecting Palestinian terrorists against Israeli defensive measures.
All these bespeak a deep-seated animus that will surely dangerously influence Senator Hagel’s conduct should he become Defense Secretary.
No true friend of the Jewish people and Israel can support that outcome. We call upon you to preclude it from happening.
Hon. Rick Santorum, Co-Founder, Patriot Voices
Pastor John C. Hagee, Founder and National Chairman of Christians United for Israel
Mort Klein, President, Zionist Organization of America
Rev. Rick Joyner, President, The Oak Initiative
Beth Gilinsky, President, National Conference on Jewish Affairs
Lieutenant General William G. Boykin, Ordained Minister, Kingdom Warriors
Rabbi Jon Hausman, Policy Committee Member, National Conference on Jewish Affairs
Sarah Stern, President, Endowment for Middle East Truth
Joel Rosenberg, New York Times Best-selling Author
Nicholas F. Papanicalaou, Chief Executive Officer, Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem
Just a couple of people that love Israel and are zealous for the Lord.