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May 22, 2017


Netanyahu: Western Wall, Temple Mount Will Always be Under Israeli Sovereignty

 By DEBKAfile &


Opening national events to mark the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday night: “We have not occupied, we have liberated Jerusalem. Jerusalem was and always will be the capital of Israel. The Western Wall and Temple Mount will always remain under Israeli sovereignty.


“It is not our adherence to Jerusalem that demands an explanation, but rather the disgraceful attempt to expropriate our ties to Jerusalem and our sovereignty in Jerusalem. Where were UNESCO and its ilk, when for 19 years we were deprived of our right of free access to the holy sites of our people? Why were their voices not heard when all traces of Jewish existence in eastern Jerusalem were shattered? Well, in the face of this hypocrisy, which, unfortunately, has reached delusional heights, we will continue to insist with all our strength on the truth: Jerusalem has always been the national capital of the Jewish people alone, and not of any other people,” said Netanyahu.


“We do not need to explain our presence in Jerusalem. We owe no apology for this. We are in Jerusalem with a right, an absolute right, and this right is only reinforced by our being the only true democratic state in the Middle East.”


“In the Middle East minorities are persecuted to death. Places of worship are destroyed - synagogues, churches, mosques. Holy sites are turned into dust, and rare heritage treasures are erased from the face of the earth. On the other hand, look what happens in Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty. We carefully maintain the holy sites and guarantee freedom of worship for all. And we will continue to live in Jerusalem with mutual respect and tolerance - and, ladies and gentlemen, we will continue to build Jerusalem as our capital,” vowed Netanyahu.


President Donald Trump will arrive in Israel at 11 a.m. (4 a.m. Eastern time) on Monday and will leave at 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. "I will discuss with President Trump ways to strengthen even further the first and strongest alliance with the US. We will strengthen security ties, which are strengthening daily, and we will also discuss ways to advance peace. Mr. President, we look forward to your visit. The citizens of Israel will receive you with open arms."


Trump made his first public address abroad since taking office on January 20th, speaking Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to condemn radical Islamic terror and call for a united front in the region against terrorism.


The president called the war on terrorism a struggle against “barbaric criminals”, and criticized his predecessor, President Obama, and others for not acknowledging the threat posed specifically by radical Islam.


“This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations,” Trump said. “This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and decent people, all in the name of religion. People want to protect life and want to protect their religion. This is a battle between good and evil. That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds.”


The president, who landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday - the first stop in a five-state trip – addressed the Muslim world, calling for the “foot soldiers of evil” to be driven out of Islam. “Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land. And drive them out of this earth.”


During his speech, the president singled out the Hamas and Hizbullah terror organizations, listing them alongside ISIS and Al-Qaeda as the greatest purveyors of terrorism.


Some estimates say that more than 95% of the victims of terrorism, are themselves Muslims. It is a tragedy of epic proportions. No description of the suffering can begin to capture its full measure. ISIS, Al-Qaida, Hizbullah, Hamas - it must be counted not just in the number of dead, but in generations of vanished dreams. The terrorists, Trump continued “do not worship God, they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, we know what will be the end result.”


A spokesman for the Hamas terror group slammed Trump after the speech, accusing him of a pro-Israel bias. "The statement describing Hamas as a terror group is rejected and is a distortion of our image and shows a complete bias to the Zionist occupation," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said.


Yaphank N.Y. Enclave with Nazi Roots Agrees to Change Policies


 A New York enclave with a history of Nazi affiliation in the 1930s has agreed to change its policies that limited home ownership to people of German descent. The German American Settlement League has settled a discrimination case brought by New York state. The enclave in Yaphank, on eastern Long Island, has agreed to replace its leadership and comply with all state and federal housing laws. Although an attorney for the group did not respond to email requests for a comment, one board member said the community welcomes people of all ethnicities.

 News accounts recall a groundswell of Nazism in the enclave in the years before the start of World War II. Streets were named after Adolf Hitler and other Nazis. Those names were changed long ago.

Ivanka's Rabbi: I Didn't Permit Them to Fly on Shabbat

 By Reuters


Kehilat Yeshurun Rabbi Haskel Lookstein said on Sunday that he was not the rabbi who gave Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner permission to fly on Air Force One on Shabbat (Sabbath), calling the rumors "fake news." Lookstein is the rabbi who converted Ivanka in 2009, prior to her marriage to Jared Kushner.


According to Yediot Ahronot, Lookstein told Opposition Leader Yitzhak Herzog (Zionist Union) that he has not been in touch with Ivanka for "several weeks" and the information was false.


Ivanka and Jared flew on Air Force One together with President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia on Friday, landing after the start of Shabbat on Friday night. However, they did not state which rabbi had given them permission to do so.


Jewish law does not permit traveling on Shabbat except in cases deemed life threatening and Orthodox Jews refrain from flying on Shabbat. In fact, presidential advisor, Jason Greenblatt, an Orthodox Jew, arrived before Shabbat and did not take part in meetings on Saturday. Ivanka and Jared are Orthodox Jews and generally observe Shabbat. Both serve as unpaid advisers in the White House.


In fact, since a plane is similar to a boat in Jewish law, and since the amount of additional gas Jared and Ivanka's weight would cause the plane to use is minimal, the main issue with the couple's flight is how they would get off the plane and get around after landing. The halakhic (Jewish legal) discussion and decision must take various factors into account, including the spirit of the Shabbat day and whether there is a safety issue involved. Given the backlash expected in such an unusual case, it is not surprising the rabbi who granted the permission did not feel comfortable with the couple publicizing his name.


The Holocaust in the Third Reich  as Depicted in Hollywood Cartoons


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By Frances Bernay-Cohen

I can't speak for you, but my grandparents came to the United States to find a refuge from "change." They came to The United States where their basic freedoms were guaranteed by the Constitution; where they could build a future on this solid ground.

Whether our forefathers and forI'm sure you will find some truth in this song.






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Air France flew from the U.S. to Israel during the early 1950s. They flew Lockheed Constellations and the flying time was 20 hours.

This promotional film - in English for an American audience - shows Israel as it was three years after the War of Independence .

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 Paradise Regained, Paradise Lost

By Don Canaan (Commentary)

This year marked the 34th anniversary of the return of the Sinai by Israel to Egypt--a day of mourning by many of the 2,000 settlers who settled and later were forcibly evacuated by Israeli authorities under the command of Ariel Sharon, from the seaside city of Yamit on the Mediterranean.

Yamit was former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's dream--a projected seaport and city of 250,000 founded on the Sinai sand dunes overlooking date palm trees and the blue Mediterranean--a populated buffer between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on the other side of the Suez Canal.

Some alternate historians say Moses and the children of Israel passed near the site of Yamit 3,500 years ago as they wandered for 40 years through the Sinai Desert on their way to the proverbial land of milk and honey.

Since April 25, 1982 only the whine of the desert wind weaves its currents through the crevices of destroyed homes, businesses and monument--a memorial to the young men who died during the 1967 Six Day war.

Christians, Jews and Muslims died during three Arab-Israeli wars and battles that took place in the Sinai in 1956, 1967 and 1973--Egyptian and Israeli--young people who fought and died in that desolate, forsaken desert wasteland.

The modern-day chariot carrying Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar al-Sadat hugged the intermittently green coastline of Sinai on its historic mission to Jerusalem. Israelis glancing upward into the clear night sky saw merely a jet banking gently to the northwest.

Official Israeli government policy was that the settlers had to be removed and the army came and forcibly removed the remaining diehard residents. The Jerusalem Post described the scene: Apocalypse had arrived in Yamit and in the dust and noise and destruction one could wander freely. Dozens of bulldozers and giant mobile air hammers were loose in the city like a pack of predatory beasts."

April 25, 20011 marked the 29th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from Yamit and Sinai and a cold peace between long-term enemies.

That gift of peace silently glided overhead as the Sabbath disappeared and the stars appeared. At 8:01 p.m. Sadat's jetliner landed at Ben-Gurion Airport and the first minutes of a then potential peace came to the Middle East.

Old enemies became new friends. The crowds roared its approval when Sadat shook hands with Moshe Dayan. A person standing nearby, according to the Jerusalem Post, said Sadat told Dayan, "Don't worry Moshe, it will be all right."

The peace treaty between the two nations was signed on March 26, 1979 and on April 25, 1982; the events that had started on a November day at Camp David came to fruition. Sinai was returned to Egypt. Yamit was bulldozed to the ground. But Anwar Sadat did not live to see that day. He had been assassinated seven months before.



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