måndag 21 januari 2019

Krig mellan Israel och Iran?

Irans politiska och militära ledare har under många år klargjort att Irans målsättning är att utplåna den judiska staten Israel.
Dessa hot har följts upp av både ekonomiskt och militärt stöd till olika terrororganisationer med samma målsättning.
Hamas och Islamsk Jihad som främst finns i Gaza men också på västbanken hör till dessa organisationer. Men störst,viktigast och mäktigast av de terrorgrupper som Iran stöder är Hizbollah i Libanon. Hizbollah uppges tack vare Iran ha en vapenarsenal som överträffar flera staters arméer och den är starkare och bättre rustad än Libanons armé. Hizbollah är också den grupp som mer eller mindre direkt tar order från Iran.
Fram till de senaste åren har Iran fört sitt krig mot Israel främst via de ovannämnda terroristgrupperna. Detta har nu förändrats. Inbördeskriget i Syrien gav Iran möjlighet att förflytta både manskap och vapen till Syrien, vilket betyder att idag finns iranska trupper i närheten av Israels gräns.
Som jag redan nämnde, Irans målsättning är klar, Israel skall utplånas. Det betyder att Israel måste vidta åtgärder för att förhindra Iran. Israel har under årens lopp främst riktat in sig på att förhindra att allt för avancerade vapen skall hamna i händerna på Hizbollah. Viktiga vapentransporter och vapenlager har bombats i Syrien innan vapnen nått fram till Hizbollah. Det är vad man allmänt känner till, vad som gjorts i hemlighet vet vi naturligtvis inte.
Situationen har nu förändrats. Idag handlar det om en direkt konfrontation (krig?) mellan Israel och Iran.
I går sköt iranska trupper i Syrien en missil mot berget Hermon i Israel som var full av  skidturister. Israel sköt ner missilen och svarade på attacken med att senare bomba flera mål som tillhör Iran i Syrien. Elva personer uppges ha dött i bombningarna, både syriska soldater och iranska/shia soldater.Det rapporteras också att Israel tidigare på dagen utfört en bombning av mål i Syrien.

Irans flygvapen chef  general Aziz Nasirzadeh uttalade sig efter bombningarna och sa att Iran är redo för det avgörande kriget mot Israel som kommer att innebära att Israel försvinner.

Har vi ett krig mellan Iran och Israel nära inpå oss eller har kriget redan startat?

IDF: Iranian troops fired missile at Israel as a warning against future attacks

IDF says it bombed Iran arms caches, intel sites, bases, and Syrian air defenses

Iranian air chief: ‘We’re ready for war that will destroy Israel’

INTELLIGENCE MINISTER: ISRAEL IS IN OPEN CONFRONTATION WITH IRAN IN SYRIA

RIVLIN: WE WILL NOT SHOW PATIENCE IN THE FACE OF ANY BREACH OF THE SECURITY OF THE CITIZENS OF ISRAEL

NETANYAHU: THOSE WHO THREATEN TO DESTROY US WILL BEAR FULL RESPONSIBILITY

Fearing Syrian border tensions could snowball, army shuts Mount Hermon ski site


onsdag 16 januari 2019

Diskussion om israeliska valet

Ett livsöde

Lonah Chemtai Saltpeter född i Kenya håller det israeliska rekordet i löpning för damer på
1.500, 3.000, 5.000 och 10,000 meter, samt halvmaraton och maraton.
The mom who beat the odds, and the bureaucrats, to become Israel’s top runner (TOI)
Kenya-born Lonah Chemtai Saltpeter’s career was hamstrung by illness, bad luck and her adopted home’s refusal to give her citizenship; now she holds more records than she can count

tisdag 15 januari 2019

Palestinska ledare: Judarnas närvaro vanhelgar "muslimska" platser

När judar besöker sina urgamla heliga platser påstår palestinska ledare att judarna genom sin närvaro vanhelgar och orenar muslimska och kristna platser.

Israelis/Jews "defile" Muslim and Christian holy sites (PMW)
Muslim and Christian holy sites in "Palestine" are "defiled" and "desecrated" by the presence of Israelis/Jews. This hateful demonization is often expressed by Palestinians, including Palestinian leaders.

In December 2018, the PA "presidential office" stressed that Mahmoud Abbas was to have "urgent conversations" with Arab and international bodies about "the dangerous Israeli escalation," which among other things Abbas' office said is being expressed by "the defilement of the holy sites." [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2018]

Every time an Israeli/Jew enters Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount plaza, the PA calls it "an invasion" and a "defilement" or a "desecration." 


MUSLIMS PROTEST AGAINST KIPPAH-CLAD POLICEMAN AT TEMPLE MOUNT
Muslim worshipers and guards for the Wakf Islamic religious trust protested on Monday against an Israeli policeman wearing a kippah who tried to enter the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount as part of a routine security patrol.

The protesters barricaded themselves inside the shrine after a large police force was rushed to the area, witnesses said. They demanded that the policeman remove the kippah before entering the site, triggering a standoff with police. The incident ended several hours later.

måndag 14 januari 2019

Kyrkornas världsråds Israelhat

Att Kyrkornas Världsråd är fientligt inställt till Israel är välbekant. Här en ny rapport från NGO Monitor:

WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES TRAINEES USE ANTISEMITIC RHETORIC, ADVOCATE BDS (Jerusalem Post)

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is training volunteers to promote boycotts of Israel and engage in antisemitic rhetoric, with funding from several Western governments and the EU, as well as support from the United Nations, a new report by research institute NGO Monitor has found.

...The organization also seeks to combat Christian Zionism. In a 2015 WCC event, Zionism was called “heresy” under Christian theology, modern Israelis were said to have no connection to ancient Israelites, and Israeli society was noted to be “full with racism and light skin privilege.” Their leadership also compared Israel to apartheid South Africa.

EAPPI: The World Council of Churches’ Training Camp for Anti-Israel Advocacy (Rapport)

- EAPPI, the World Council of Churches’ flagship project on Israel and the Arab-Israel conflict, has brought 1,800 volunteers to the West Bank to “witness life under occupation.” The World Council of Churches does not run similar activities in other conflict zones. By singling out Israel, EAPPI embodies antisemitism, as defined in the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s working definition.

- Despite marketing itself as a human rights and protection program, EAPPI places significant emphasis on political advocacy before, during, and after the trip. When volunteers return to their home countries and churches, they engage in anti-Israel advocacy, such as BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns and comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

- EAPPI partners with a number of political NGOs in the region, including groups that support BDS campaigns against Israel and/or that accuse Israel of “war crimes.”


Finland
In 2015, Finn Church Aid noted that the Finish MFA was the primary funding source for EAPPI’s Global Coordination Project, providing €122,000 for its “Common Responsibility Campaign.” According to Finn Church Aid’s 2015 Annual report, FCA sent 10 EAs on the program with the support of the Finnish MFA. Three EAs were supported by UNICEF for EAPPI’s work on “access to education.”

In 2013, Finland granted $222,673 to the “Swedish Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (via FEAPPI/Finn Church Aid).

Sweden
The Swedish Mission Council Humanitarian Framework, which is a recipient of Swedish government funding, states that EAPPI will receive SEK 6 million per year in2017-2019 (totaling SEK 18 million).

In 2013-2015, the Swedish government (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) transferred $2.5 million to the Swedish Council of Churches for EAPPI ($711,803 in 2015; $874,648 in 2014; $921,206 in 2013).

Norway
EAPPI is considered to be the “main project” of Norwegian Church Aid’s (NCA) “Faith Communities and Peace Building program in Israel-Palestine.”8 This NCA program is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Section for Humanitarian Affairs.
In 2017-2018, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided NOK 4,052,534 to NCA for EAPPI.
From 2011-2015, Norway provided NOK 13.7 million to EAPPI and its partner Rabbis for Human Rights.
Support to WCC “plus funding for EAPPI” in 2015 was NOK 2.6 million.

In addition, according to UN-OCHA’s reporting system, in 2015 the Norwegian government granted $287,323 via Save the Children to several organizations and implementing partners, including EAPPI, as well as YMCA, Ma’an Development Center, and the Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR).

Varför får en ledare som betalar lön till terrorister röra sig fritt i västvärlden?

Jag håller med  Itamar Marcus och Nan Jacques Zilberdik i det de skriver.

Keep Abbas out of the US (PMW)

 Varför tillåts Mahmoud Abbas resa omkring som ett statsöverhuvud trots att han inte representerar någon stat. Och hur är det möjligt att en person (Abbas) som betalar lön till terrorister som mördat judar (och amerikaner) tillåts resa fritt i västvärlden utan att ställas till svars?

If someone paid a terrorist in order to murder an American, the US would certainly prohibit that person's entry into the country. If someone who funded terror against Americans travelled to the US, the US would certainly be expected to arrest him as soon as he set his foot on American soil.

If someone paid a terrorist after he murdered an American, the treatment should be no different. Americans would expect their government to prohibit the entry of that person who rewards killers of Americans, and should he arrive at America's borders they would expect that he be detained for interrogation.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who plans to come to New York City this week, does exactly that. He pays terrorists after they murder not only Israelis but also Americans.

Abdallah Barghouti built the bombs that murdered 67 people. One of his bombs was planted at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2002 and also killed five Americans: Janis Ruth Coulter, David Gritz, Marla Bennett, Dina Carter and Benjamin Blutstein. Under PA law from 2004 and regulations instituted by Abbas himself in 2011, terrorist murderer Barghouti has been rewarded with a monthly salary which by today exceeds over $200,000 in payments. 

... There are precedents when the United States prohibited the entry of foreigners who wanted to attend UN events, because they had been involved in murder or terror. In addition, Mahmoud Abbas is not the head of a state and therefore has no diplomatic immunity or rights. Moreover, based on the activities of the organizations Abbas heads - the Palestinian Authority, which rewards and glorifies terror, and Fatah, which recently announced they will never "drop the rifle" in their battle against Israel - it is much more accurate to define Abbas as the head of terror organizations than he the head of "a state."...

söndag 13 januari 2019

Hamas trappar upp våldet vid Gazagränsen igen

Omkring 13.000 personer deltog i upploppen vid Gazagränsen under veckoslutet. Folkmassorna kastade stenar,brandbomber och handgranater mot de israeliska soldaterna som bevakar gränsen.
En raket sköts också mot Israel under lördagsnatten.
Hamas har tydligen beslutat att trappa upp våldet igen. Hamas är pressad från alla håll. Egypten har stängt gränsövergången och palestinska myndigheten har dragit bort personalen från gränsövergången.
I den märkliga situationen som nu råder verkar Abbas och den palestinska myndigheten vara en större fiende till Hamas än vad Israel är.

Sirens blare in southern Israel; rocket lands in open field

Abbas planning to widen anti-Hamas push as Palestinian rift grows

To get its cash, Hamas may drag Gaza into yet another fight (TOI)
With little else to offer long-suffering residents of the Strip, the terror group is gunning for piecemeal concessions via the threat of escalating violence