Descending into Chaos

Israel Hamas War

Civilized societies, it now becomes evident, have a moral weakness that can be taken advantage of by Islam’s Cult of Death. Hamas has deployed in its war against Israel is a “weapon” so evil yet ingenious that if adopted on a massive scale would make it impossible for any enlightened country, no matter how powerful, to defeat its enemy.

Imagine this scene. An entire army goes into battle with a rifle in one hand and a baby in the other. The first is meant to murder, the other to prevent their opponents from returning fire. They pillage, they rape, they conquer, secure in the knowledge that their protection is the moral code of their victims whose developed conscience – and perhaps fear of critical judgment from the media for their insensitivity to the safety of infants – doesn’t permit them to respond.

It is a perversely brilliant strategy. It neutralizes every weapon, no matter how advanced. It gives the advantage to those who have no regard for the sanctity of life. It empowers precisely those willing to forgo every last vestige of civilized behavior over people still committed to their humanity.

The only response to this is either to capitulate or to employ biblical standards of warfare that would make such atrocious acts far targets. From my view, if the Palestinians are so lost and souless as to allow their own children to be used by an evil so perverse as Hamas, then why should we stay our hand when faced with extinction?

The Torah shows that the ancient Israelites, led by HaShem himself offered no quarter to the pagan tribes of Canaan and even their children were to be destroyed. This may appear heartless but when the Israelites did not enforce this standard they very often paid the price.

We must determine for ourselves what standards of morality we will adhere to. Will they be standards which worship death and evil, and will result in the deaths of millions, possibly billions, or shall we stand for righteousness, good and life and become worshippers of the One True God – HaShem the God of Israel whose own standards condemn the actions of Hamas and the crazed radical Jihadists?

What say you?

ISIS – Rise of the Caliphate

Some time ago, Israel in Prophecy and many others warned the world of the coming rise of a new Caliphate and a war between Shia and Sunni Muslims. That warning fell on deaf ears and has now become a reality. ISIS – The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has made major gains in Iraq and is now in possession of advanced US weaponry. They are currently assaulting the Kurds to the north, have seized the all important Mosel Dam and have murdered thousands in the most brutal ways. Christians, Jews and other religions are told to leave, convert or die.

I believe ISIS will continue to grow and very well could be an existential threat to Israel and even America due to the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into Barak Obama’s administration. Obama’s weak, and I believe deliberate, lack of leadership has emboldened ISIS and radical Islam in general.

The world must wake up to the reality that Islam is not changing and is becoming more and more radicalized. The only solution is to eradicate this type of religion from existence. Religion that glorifies war in the name of its god and destroys its own children to advance its abhorrent ideology is truly demonic and must be destroyed.

US Foreign Policy

The former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton stated that under Barak Obama’s very weak leadership that “the world’s descending into chaos” and if America continues to pull back internationally, “you’re going to have anarchy increasing.” Meaning that America’s once stabilizing force, whether seen as good or bad is being badly eroded by the Boy Who Would Be King, and the world will be worse off, particularly since the advance of militant radical Islam.

The President’s foreign policy — in regards to Russia, Ukraine, Iraq, and Gaza is at an approval rating of a mere 36%, an all-time low.

Bolton stated: It’s just the tip of the iceberg. Look, Putin gave us strategic warning eight years ago when he said the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century. That was a statement right then that he intended to get Russian hegemony in the space of the former Soviet Union. That’s what he is doing and he is meeting no effective American or European resistance.

Ebola Outbreak

According to a senior health fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, the world has no strategic plan to contain the worst Ebola outbreak in history while scientists are saying an outbreak on U.S. soil would require sweeping measures. Total quarantine of cities or sections of infected cities and restrictions on air travel could be expected. The CDC has 20 known quarantine stations throughout the U.S. but it is not known if those would be adequate to contain a full outbreak.

All this chaos is creating the perfect storm which will bring about the rise of the evil Tyrant of the Book of Daniel and the Christian book of Revelation. What ever you call him – Armilus, Dajjal, the Man of Sin, the Antichrist, the World Teacher, Matreiya – he is a despotic ruler who will bring humanity to the brink of oblivion.

 

As my studies and those of countless other demonstrates, this perfect storm is being created by a small group of elites to bring about their New World Order – whether you call them the Illuminati, the Money Power, the Brotherhood – they are bringing doom to our planet and must be not only stopped but destroyed as well. Only HaShem can accomplish this. Let us pray for His will and hope for deliverance.

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God Intervenes for Israel against Hamas

“Their God changes the path of our rockets in mid-air, said a terrorist,” was the headline in the July 18 edition of the Jewish Telegraph.

Claims of divine intervention are being reported in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, with an operator of Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system saying he personally witnessed “the hand of God” diverting an incoming rocket out of harm’s way….Iron Dome (which calculates wind speeds, among other things) shows a major wind coming from the east, a strong wind that … sends the missile into the sea. We were all stunned. I stood up and shouted, ‘There is a God!’

“I witnessed this miracle with my own eyes. It was not told or reported to me. I saw the hand of God send that missile into the sea.”

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Islamism Must be Transformed or Destroyed

With the newest round of Islamic insanity showing it’s barbaric nature in the renewed Israeli – Hamas conflict, it is more than nessessary to forward a discussion about the validity of the Islamic religion. And while the corrupt politics of the world demand Israel cease defending itself – we here at Israel in Prophecy pray than the Israeli government do the right thing and totally dismantle Hamas’ ability to make war including it’s government offices.

In light of the atrocities that Hamas commits against Israel daily, we are re-printing a eye-opening article by Bill Levinson.

by Bill Levinson,

Islamist genocides of Christians in Iraq and the Sudan, persecution of Christians throughout the Islamic world, Hamas’ endless litany of mindless violence toward Jews, and Islamist rape waves throughout Europe have made it both the right and the duty of the civilized world to either transform this Dark Age ideology, or destroy it. Martin Luther’s success in almost destroying the Catholic Church with hand-powered printing presses shows this goal is achievable with 21st century communication media and psychological warfare.

Islam defines as a Muslim anybody who submits to the will of God. Christians call the will of God the Gospel (Good News) or The Way. Hindus call it Dharma (the Right Way), Asians call it Tao (also The Way), and Henry Ford called it the Constitution of the Universe. The latter equates to natural law. Islam’s problem is that the so-called Holy Koran is all about the will of the warlord, robber, human trafficker, and child rapist known as Mohammad than the will of God while Allah, as created by Mohammad in his own image, also is a warlord, robber, human trafficker, and child rapist. Here is today’s quiz: What ideology embodies ALL of the following characteristics?

(1) Its founder created the ideology to persuade his deluded followers to kill and die for him.
(2) Its founder wrote a book whose contents justified aggressive warfare, hatred of others based on their race, ethnicity, and/or religion, and included the premise that the ideology’s members had the right to kill, rape, rob, and/or enslave the inferiors.
(3) Its followers proclaim openly their right to rule the world, and to kill, rape, rob, and/or enslave those deemed inferior.
(4) Those deemed inferior were slated for forced labor, confiscation of property, payment of tribute, and/or extermination.
(5) Those deemed inferior were forced to wear special symbols to mark their inferior status.
(6) Members of the ideology buried their purported inferiors in mass graves, as shown below.

If you answered either “Nazism” or “Islamism,” you are right. This means that the civilized world has both the right and the duty to destroy the Islamist ideology if it cannot be transformed. As stated by Ford,

So, while the people are indeed supreme over the written Constitution, the spiritual constitution is supreme over them. The French Revolutionists wrote constitutions too—every drunken writer among them tossed off a constitution. Where are they? All vanished. Why? Because they were not in harmony with the constitution of the universe. The power of the Constitution is not dependent on any Government, but on its inherent rightness and practicability.

This suggests that Ford, and not Mohammad, was the true prophet of Islam (if one defines Islam as submission to God, the Right Way, or the Constitution of the Universe), and one can learn far more about “submission to the will of God” from My Life and Work (1922) than from the deranged and violent ramblings of the so-called Holy Koran. Ford added very clearly in Ford Ideals (1922),

There is still a higher law which gets all without exception—it is the moral law. You may violate man-made law, and no one be the wiser and, apparently, no one the worse. You may violate economic law and still be carried through by the momentum of society’s economic soundness. But the moral law you can never evade. You cannot even break it!
…The law stands there in its eternal integrity. You have not broken it, but you have broken something in yourself against it. In conflict with the moral law all that we can break is ourselves.
…Many men have escaped man-made law, they have escaped economic law—so far, at least (nobody need be too cocksure about this, for the end of the test has not come), but no man ever lived without receiving sentence in himself upon every violation of the moral law. It gets us all, for sentence or reward. High or low, none escape. It is godlike in its impartial operation. It cannot be postponed, nor fought to a higher court, nor bribed.
…It has the final word, and its word is final.

What, if anything, is this Moral Law other than the will of God? Ford’s Universal Code may now be summarized as follows.

(1) Economic law says we cannot get something for nothing.
(2) Scientific law says we can get far more from what we have, as proven unequivocally by Ford along with scientific management pioneers like Frank Gilbreth and Frederick Winslow Taylor.
(3) Everybody in the supply chain (suppliers, customers, employees, and investors) must get a square deal if you want them to continue to participate.

There is nothing about this universal code that is inconsistent with any religion on earth, except for one obvious exception. We can judge the merits of any system by what it does for its followers, as stated very clearly by Ford.

We learn also that while men may decree social laws in conflict with natural laws, Nature vetoes those laws more ruthlessly than did the Czars. Nature has vetoed the whole Soviet Republic. For it sought to deny nature. It denied above all else the right to the fruits of labour.

What did Communism get the Soviet Union, other than decades of poverty for a resource-rich nation? Nothing. What did Ford’s Universal Code do for his followers?

(1) Investors: 35.2% annual capital gain, not counting dividends paid along the way
(2) Employees: 7.18% annual wage growth without any need for collective bargaining. This created America’s affluent middle class.
(3) Customers: Progressively better quality, accompanied by lower prices
(4) Suppliers: Fair recompense
(5) The United States: superseded the United Kingdom as the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth.

What has Islam done for its followers lately?

(1) As shown by Freedom House’s Map of Freedom, not one single Muslim-majority nation is rated as better than “partly free.” You have to look pretty hard to find the only Free nation in the Middle East, and it’s the one that the United Nations accuses of human rights violations, colonialism, apartheid, and so on.
(2) The Islamic world of 1.5 billion people has produced exactly seven legitimate Nobel Prize winners of whom one, Shirin Ebadi, had to flee her Muslim-majority nation because of the activities that earned her the Nobel Peace Prize. The world’s 15 million Jews have produced 160 Nobel Prizes, or 2200 to one on a per capita basis. The Christian world has produced 100 Nobel Prizes for every one from the Islamic world.
(3) Islam gives half its followers (women) the status of chattel property and, depending on the society, domestic violence, honor killing, death by stoning, and/or female genital mutilation.
(4) With the exception of the oil-rich nations, Muslim-majority nations range from poor to squalid. The oil-rich ones are similar to the Beverly Hillbillies who, had their patriarch not found oil on his land, would have made barely enough on which to live. The oil-rich Islamic nations must rely on foreign technology to get the oil, and, in Iran’s case, for the cranes they use to hang “undesirables.” Resource-poor Israel and Japan are meanwhile affluent because their social values are superior to those of the Islamic world, and that is why Israel’s neighbors hate it. If the Japanese were close enough to remind followers of Islam of their systems’ inferiority, they would hate the Japanese too.
(5) Islamism’s tolerance of slavery proves its inferiority beyond any reasonable doubt. The Industrial Revolution made slavery obsolete in the Judeo-Christian world more than two centuries ago. England, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, was among the first nations to abolish slavery; it was no longer economical. The heavily industrialized Northern United States was among the next region to ban slavery. A society in which slavery is economical is inferior to those in which it is not.
(6) Muslims have, subsequent to the Turks’ conquest of Byzantium in 1453, lost every major war they have fought with the Christian world. Lepanto (1572) was a one sided massacre and, although the Turks (the most advanced Muslim nation in the world) came close to taking Vienna in 1683, they also were massacred by Christian military science. The Russians have walked all over the Turks unless, as in the Crimean War, other Christian nations fought the Russians. The survivors of Islamism’s wars are allowed four wives because three of the four men must make do with their imaginary 72 virgins in the equally imaginary Paradise that Mohammad created for them. Ernest Volkman’s Science Goes to War (p. 60) explains this clearly.

At the very moment [Thomas] Aquinas was telling his fellow Europeans how faith and reason could coexist, his counterpart, the leading Arab philosopher Ghazzali, concluded that the treasure of ancient texts represented social dynamite. The study of science and philosophy, he wrote, was harmful because it would shake man’s faith in God and undermine the Muslim religion. Accordingly, the ruling caliph of Baghdad, to demonstrate his piety, ordered the burning of all manuscripts in the city’s great library.

People who read books will obviously produce more Nobel Prizes, and build better weapons, than those who burn books. As stated by the New Testament, “You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?” They are not, and prosperity, safety, and affluence for all are not gathered from what passes for Islam in most parts of the world.

The bottom line is that Islam, as practiced in most parts of the world, is a menace not only to civilized society, but also its own followers. Even in the United States, CAIR has provided moral support to Hamas, while other Islamists say they do not have to obey the country’s laws. This leads to the need for a psychological warfare blueprint for the destruction or transformation of this ideology.

Propaganda for the Dar-al-Harb (House of War, the Untermenschen whom Islamists say they are allowed to kill, rape, or enslave) Adolf Hitler’s lies persuaded the most advanced nation in Europe to hate productive, loyal, and peaceful German Jews. It would be very strange indeed if we could not, by telling the truth about Islamists, persuade the entire civilized world to hate them.

(1) Rape is a traditional theme of war propaganda. A society’s desire to protect its women means the society will react very violently to any threat against them. Islamist rape waves throughout Europe, along with open statements that an unveiled woman is “uncovered meat” whom any buck jihadist is free to “take,” allows us to paint all Islamist males as sex-crazed rapists.

This propaganda poster is for Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and Slavic regions with a lot of blonde people. For Southern Europe, the woman would be olive-skinned and brunette and, for African-American audiences, she would be a Black person.

Here is another; again, the race and complexion of the infidels should match that of the population where it is to be deployed.

(2) Islamists can rightly be portrayed as having divided loyalties, and for not respecting the basic laws of the societies they infest.

Defense attorney Julie Clark admitted Hussain beat his wife — but argued that he is guilty of only manslaughter because he didn’t intend to kill her. In Pakistan, Clark said, beating one’s wife is customary.

(3) Propaganda to be directed to female infidels should stress issues such as socially-sanctioned domestic violence, rape, honor killings, and female genital mutilation. It might also be possible to set up shelters for women, similar to those for domestic violence victims, who want to leave Islam.

(4) Propaganda to be directed to gay people should stress the persecution of gays by Islamists.

(5) Legislators (e.g. in the European Union) can be accused of corruption by Islamists to get them to pass and enforce speech codes that punish anybody from talking about the problem. This is the SOLE propaganda element that cannot be backed up by proven facts, so it is very important to not accuse any particular person. This is where Romeo and Juliet is helpful:

ABRAHAM: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir? [This was an insult, and a provocation for a fight]
SAMPSON: I do bite my thumb, sir.
ABRAHAM: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?
SAMPSON: [Aside to GREGORY] Is the law of our side, if I say ay?
GREGORY: No. [If Sampson tells the Montague retainer he did indeed bite his thumb at him, he would be guilty of provoking a quarrel]
SAMPSON: No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.

Similarly, if we accuse a specific individual, or one who can easily be identified from the context, of taking bribes from Islamists, that’s libel or slander if the accusation is proven false. On the other hand, a statement like, “The only rational explanation for these so-called hate speech codes must involve bribery and corruption of some EU jurists and legislators. We will certainly not accuse any specific person without proof, but there is no other rational explanation for laws to protect Islamists from criticism for violent behavior.”

This is also gray propaganda in reverse. Gray propaganda does not identify its source, while reverse gray propaganda does not identify a specific target; “I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.” We can smear every supporter of these speech codes with a nebulous and blanket accusation without stepping over the line to defaming any specific individual. These people are aiding, abetting, and facilitating rape, sexual abuse, Shariah-compliant zones, and even places where the police dare not go, so we have the right and the duty to destroy them by any legal and nonviolent means that is available.

Propaganda to be Directed to Muslims. Offer them something better than what they have.
(1) “What has Islam done for you lately?” (Look at your Jewish and Christian neighbors to see what their religions have done for them.)

(2) “Islam means submission to the will of God. The Koran means submission to the will of Mohammad. If you follow the Constitution of the Universe, Dharma, Tao, Natural Law, or the Gospel, you are submitting to the will of God. That makes me a REAL Muslim, and I invite you to become a REAL Muslim as well.”

This incorporates the standard approach of both Christianity and Islam of superimposing your religion or philosophy on the other person’s. Christian missionaries, for example, superimposed the Confession on the Aztec deity known as Filth-Eater, whose function was to “devour” the sins of those who confessed to her.

(3) ALL Muslim women would benefit by leaving Islam, and taking their daughters with them. Shelters that protect women who are fleeing from domestic violence can similarly protect women who wish to leave Islam; a crime for which they can, of course, be put to death.

Most of the world’s problems today, aside from Russia’s designs on Ukraine and Crimea, can be traced to one obvious source. This source, as has already been demonstrated, is equivalent to Nazism in its operation and its openly stated intentions. If it cannot be transformed into something fit for the 21st century, it must be destroyed.

War in Gaza

Over the last week we have seen the violence of Hamas escalate, shooting hundreds of rockets into Israel. Israel has retaliated, killing Hamas’ top military officer (Baruch HaShem) and setting off the Palestinians and Hamas to retaliate with more death from the sky.  On the positive side, only a few deaths resulted, most being destroyed by Israel’s missile defence system.

Israel has begun buildup for a ground invasion called operation Amud HaAnan – Clouds of Glory, an ancient term referring to the Clouds of Glory which enveloped the Children of Israel and covered them throughout their journeys in the wilderness, is being undertook  to protect our Israeli citizens in the south. Some believe this to be a trigger event for the coming Redemption (may it come quickly) and the appearance of Mashiach.

On our Blog page we have for some time now posted our Creed of the Redemption – “Strengthen weak hands and give support to failing knees. Say to those of impatient heart, ‘Be strong; do not fear; Behold, your God will come with revenge, with Divine retribution. He will come and save you.’ ” Yeshayahu 35.3.  We believe that HaShem is now answering those pleas and is preparing the way for the appearance of the Son of David – Melech Mashiach.

The Torah reminds us that HaShem is a Master of War.  The children of Israel reained undefeated before their enemies as long as they listened to HaShem.  May the stony  hearts of Israel’s leaders now become the hearts of flesh that Ezekiel spoke of and allow HaShem to lead the way. A recent article by the JewishPress.com quoted Rabbi Kook who reminds us of one of our most precious prayers:

“The Master of wars, sower of righteousness, Who causes salvation to sprout, the
Creator or cures, awesome in praise, the Master of wonders, Who renews His
goodness every day the act of Creation, cause a new light to shine upon Zion,
and may we all be privileged to see its light”

Pray for Israel’s success and that HaShem’s name may be sanctified in the sight of the nations in the coming days, weeks and years.

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from HaShem, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who guards you will not slumber. Behold, He who guards Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Hashem is guardian; HaShem is your protection on your right hand. The sun will not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.  HaShem will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.  HaShem will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever

PM Netanyahu’s Speech at the UN General Assembly – January 2012

PM Netanyahu’s Speech at the UN General Assembly

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Nearly 62 years ago, the United Nations recognized the right of the Jews, an ancient people 3,500 years-old, to a state of their own in their ancestral homeland. I stand here today as the Prime Minister of Israel, the Jewish state, and I speak to you on behalf of my country and my people. The United Nations was founded after the carnage of World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust. It was charged with preventing the recurrence of such horrendous events. Nothing has undermined that central mission more than the systematic assault on the truth. Yesterday the President of Iran stood at this very podium, spewing his latest anti-Semitic rants. Just a few days earlier, he again claimed that the Holocaust is a lie.
Last month, I went to a villa in a suburb of Berlin called Wannsee. There, on January 20, 1942 , after a hearty meal, senior Nazi officials met and decided how to exterminate the Jewish people. The detailed minutes of that meeting have been preserved by successive German governments. Here is a copy of those minutes, in which the Nazis issued precise instructions on how to carry out the extermination of the Jews. Is this a lie? A day before I was in Wannsee, I was given in Berlin the original construction plans for the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Those plans are signed by Hitler’s deputy, Heinrich Himmler himself. Here is a copy of the plans for Auschwitz-Birkenau, where one million Jews were murdered. Is this too a lie? This June, President Obama visited the Buchenwald concentration camp. Did President Obama pay tribute to a lie?And what of the Auschwitz survivors whose arms still bear the tattooed numbers branded on them by the Nazis? Are those tattoos a lie? One-third of all Jews perished in the conflagration. Nearly every Jewish family was affected, including my own. My wife’s grandparents, her father’s two sisters and three brothers, and all the aunts, uncles and cousins were all murdered by the Nazis. Is that also a lie?
Yesterday, the man who calls the Holocaust a lie spoke from this podium. To those who refused to come here and to those who left this room in protest, I commend you. You stood up for moral clarity and you brought honor to your countries. But to those who gave this Holocaust-denier a hearing, I say on behalf of my people, the Jewish people, and decent people everywhere: Have you no shame? Have you no decency? A mere six decades after the Holocaust, you give legitimacy to a man who denies that the murder of six million Jews took place and pledges to wipe out the Jewish state. What a disgrace! What a mockery of the charter of the United Nations! Perhaps some of you think that this man and his odious regime threaten only the Jews. You’re wrong. History has shown us time and again that what starts with attacks on the Jews eventually ends up engulfing many others.This Iranian regime is fueled by an extreme fundamentalism that burst onto the world scene three decades ago after lying dormant for centuries.
In the past thirty years, this fanaticism has swept the globe with a murderous violence and cold-blooded impartiality in its choice of victims. It has callously slaughtered Moslems and Christians, Jews and Hindus, and many others. Though it is comprised of different offshoots, the adherents of this unforgiving creed seek to return humanity to medieval times. Wherever they can, they impose a backward regimented society where women, minorities, gays or anyone not deemed to be a true believer is brutally subjugated. The struggle against this fanaticism does not pit faith against faith nor civilization against civilization. It pits civilization against barbarism, the 21st century against the 9th century, those who sanctify life against those who glorify death. The primitivism of the 9th century ought to be no match for the progress of the 21st century. The allure of freedom, the power of technology, the reach of communications should surely win the day.
Ultimately, the past cannot triumph over the future. And the future offers all nations magnificent bounties of hope. The pace of progress is growing exponentially.It took us centuries to get from the printing press to the telephone, decades to get from the telephone to the personal computer, and only a few years to get from the personal computer to the internet. What seemed impossible a few years ago is already outdated, and we can scarcely fathom the changes that are yet to come. We will crack the genetic code. We will cure the incurable. We will lengthen our lives. We will find a cheap alternative to fossil fuels and clean up the planet. I am proud that my country Israelis at the forefront of these advances – by leading innovations in science and technology, medicine and biology, agriculture and water, energy and the environment. These innovations the world over offer humanity a sunlit future of unimagined promise.
But if the most primitive fanaticism can acquire the most deadly weapons, the march of history could be reversed for a time. And like the belated victory over the Nazis, the forces of progress and freedom will prevail only after an horrific toll of blood and fortune has been exacted from mankind. That is why the greatest threat facing the world today is the marriage between religious fanaticism and the weapons of mass destruction. The most urgent challenge facing this body is to prevent the tyrants of Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Are the member states of the United Nations up to that challenge?
Will the international community confront a despotism that terrorizes its own people as they bravely stand up for freedom? Will it take action against the dictators who stole an election in broad daylight and gunned down Iranian protesters who died in the streets choking in their own blood? Will the international community thwart the world’s most pernicious sponsors and practitioners of terrorism? Above all, will the international community stop the terrorist regime of Iran from developing atomic weapons, thereby endangering the peace of the entire world? The people of Iran are courageously standing up to this regime. People of goodwill around the world stand with them, as do the thousands who have been protesting outside this hall. Will the United Nations stand by their side?
Ladies and Gentlemen, The jury is still out on the United Nations, and recent signs are not encouraging. Rather than condemning the terrorists and their Iranian patrons, some here have condemned their victims. That is exactly what a recent UN report on Gaza did, falsely equating the terrorists with those they targeted. For eight long years, Hamas fired from Gaza thousands of missiles, mortars and rockets on nearby Israeli cities. Year after year, as these missiles were deliberately hurled at our civilians, not a single UN resolution was passed condemning those criminal attacks. We heard nothing – absolutely nothing – from the UN Human Rights Council, a misnamed institution if there ever was one. In 2005, hoping to advance peace,Israel unilaterally withdrew from every inch of Gaza . It dismantled 21 settlements and uprooted over 8,000 Israelis. We didn’t get peace. Instead we got an Iranian backed terror base fifty miles from Tel Aviv. Life in Israeli towns and cities next to Gaza became a nightmare. You see, the Hamas rocket attacks not only continued, they increased tenfold. Again, the UN was silent.
Finally, after eight years of this unremitting assault, Israel was finally forced to respond. But how should we have responded? Well, there is only one example in history of thousands of rockets being fired on a country’s civilian population. It happened when the Nazis rocketed British cities during World War II. During that war, the allies leveled German cities, causing hundreds of thousands of casualties. Israel chose to respond differently. Faced with an enemy committing a double war crime of firing on civilians while hiding behind civilians -Israel sought to conduct surgical strikes against the rocket launchers. That was no easy task because the terrorists were firing missiles from homes and schools, using mosques as weapons depots and ferreting explosives in ambulances. Israel , by contrast, tried to minimize casualties by urging Palestinian civilians to vacate the targeted areas. We dropped countless flyers over their homes, sent thousands of text messages and called thousands of cell phones asking people to leave. Never has a country gone to such extraordinary lengths to remove the enemy’s civilian population from harm’s way. Yet faced with such a clear case of aggressor and victim, who did the UN Human Rights Council decide to condemn?Israel. A democracy legitimately defending itself against terror is morally hanged, drawn and quartered, and given an unfair trial to boot.
By these twisted standards, the UN Human Rights Council would have dragged Roosevelt and Churchill to the dock as war criminals. What a perversion of truth. What a perversion of justice. Delegates of the United Nations, Will you accept this farce? Because if you do, the United Nations would revert to its darkest days, when the worst violators of human rights sat in judgment against the law-abiding democracies, when Zionism was equated with racism and when an automatic majority could declare that the earth is flat. If this body does not reject this report, it would send a message to terrorists everywhere: Terror pays; if you launch your attacks from densely populated areas, you will win immunity. And in condemning Israel , this body would also deal a mortal blow to peace.Here’s why. When Israel left Gaza , many hoped that the missile attacks would stop. Others believed that at the very least, Israel would have international legitimacy to exercise its right of self-defense. What legitimacy? What self-defense?
The same UN that cheered Israel as it left Gaza and promised to back our right of self-defense now accuses us -my people, my country – of war crimes? And for what? For acting responsibly in self-defense. What a travesty! Israel justly defended itself against terror. This biased and unjust report is a clear-cut test for all governments. Will you stand with Israel or will you stand with the terrorists? We must know the answer to that question now. Now and not later. Because if Israelis again asked to take more risks for peace, we must know today that you will stand with us tomorrow. Only if we have the confidence that we can defend ourselves can we take further risks for peace.Ladies and Gentlemen, All of Israel wants peace.
Any time an Arab leader genuinely wanted peace with us, we made peace. We made peace with Egypt led by Anwar Sadat. We made peace with Jordan led by King Hussein. And if the Palestinians truly want peace, I and my government, and the people of Israel , will make peace. But we want a genuine peace, a defensible peace, a permanent peace. In 1947, this body voted to establish two states for two peoples – a Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jews accepted that resolution. The Arabs rejected it. We ask the Palestinians to finally do what they have refused to do for 62 years: Say yes to a Jewish state. Just as we are asked to recognize a nation-state for the Palestinian people, the Palestinians must be asked to recognize the nation state of the Jewish people.
 The Jewish people are not foreign conquerors in the Land of Israel . This is the land of our forefathers. Inscribed on the walls outside this building is the great Biblical vision of peace: “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. They shall learn war no more.” These words were spoken by the Jewish prophet Isaiah 2,800 years ago as he walked in my country, in my city, in the hills of Judea and in the streets of Jerusalem . We are not strangers to this land. It is our homeland. As deeply connected as we are to this land, we recognize that the Palestinians also live there and want a home of their own. We want to live side by side with them, two free peoples living in peace, prosperity and dignity.
But we must have security. The Palestinians should have all the powers to govern themselves except those handful of powers that could endanger Israel . That is why a Palestinian state must be effectively demilitarized. We don’t want another Gaza , another Iranian backed terror base abutting Jerusalem and perched on the hills a few kilometers from Tel Aviv. We want peace. I believe such a peace can be achieved. But only if we roll back the forces of terror, led by Iran , that seek to destroy peace, eliminate Israel and overthrow the world order. The question facing the international community is whether it is prepared to confront those forces or accommodate them.
Over seventy years ago, Winston Churchill lamented what he called the “confirmed unteachability of mankind,” the unfortunate habit of civilized societies to sleep until danger nearly overtakes them. Churchill bemoaned what he called the “want of foresight, the unwillingness to act when action will be simple and effective, the lack of clear thinking, the confusion of counsel until emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong.”
I speak here today in the hope that Churchill’s assessment of the “unteachability of mankind” is for once proven wrong. I speak here today in the hope that we can learn from history — that we can prevent danger in time. In the spirit of the timeless words spoken to Joshua over 3,000 years ago, let us be strong and of good courage. Let us confront this peril, secure our future and, God willing, forge an enduring peace for generations to come.

Israel Arming EL AL with Counter-measures

Israel, heeding warning signs of attacks against Israeli citizens and transportation is running to secure Israeli airspace.

By Reuters, HAARETZ

Israel has accelerated the installation of anti-missile defenses on its airliners, a security official told Reuters on Friday, seeing an enhanced risk of attack by militants using looted Libyan arms. The security official’s comment came after Haaretz reported last month that improved quality of anti-aircraft missiles held by Hamas in Gaza is increasingly worrying the Israeli defense establishment. El Al emergency landing – May 23, 2011.  Hamas, the report indicated, recently managed to smuggle relatively advanced Russian missiles, which were looted from Libyan military warehouses, into the Gaza Strip.

On Friday, officials said Jets flown by El Al and two other Israeli carriers are being equipped with a locally made system known as C-Music that uses a laser to “blind” heat-seeking missiles, the official said, giving a 2013 target for fitting most of the fleet.  As a stop-gap, Israel is adapting air force counter-measures for use aboard civilian planes, said the official, who declined to elaborate on the technologies involved, or to be identified. “We have long been aware of the threat and were ahead of the rest of the world in preparing for it. Libya has meant government orders to step things up even further,” the official said, citing intelligence assessments that chaos during the North African nation’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi allowed trafficking of Libyan shoulder-fired missiles to Palestinians and al Qaeda-linked groups in the Egyptian Sinai.

Israel began deploying another system, “Flight Guard”, on El Al after al Qaeda tried to shoot down a planeload of Israeli tourists in Kenya in 2002. Flight Guard’s use of diversionary flares set off safety concerns abroad and the Israelis turned to C-Music, manufactured by Elbit Systems Ltd.  According to the Israeli official, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is covering the $1 million to $1.5 million that it costs to fit C-Music to each plane.  The bathtub-sized pods, built into the planes’ bodies, increase drag in flight, meaning “a few million [dollars] a year” in extra fuel expenses, the official said, adding that this, too, would be borne by the government.

Israel’s main international gateway, Ben-Gurion Airport, is 10 km from the occupied West Bank where, along with the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip, Palestinians want a state.  The Israeli official said he had no information indicating the presence of anti-aircraft missiles in the West Bank — unlike in Gaza, which has seen an influx of smuggled weaponry from Egypt since Israel withdrew settlers and soldiers in 2005. The official said Netanyahu had, in closed-door discussions, described C-Music as a way to help reassure the Israeli public about security should the government one day return occupied land to the Palestinians under a peace agreement. Asked for confirmation, Netanyahu’s spokesman, Mark Regev, quoted him as saying that “in any possible peace deal there have to be effective security arrangements that can deal with a range of security threats, including shoulder-fired missiles”.

Israel also wants to protect traffic to its small airport in the Red Sea resort of Eilat, which abuts Jordan and Egypt, where Islamist militants have operated in the past. Armed infiltrators killed eight Israelis on the Egyptian border on Aug. 18.