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In a previous interview with WND, Kamal Hatib, vice-chairman of the
Islamic Movement, claimed the Al-Aqsa Mosque was built by angels and
that a Jewish Temple may have existed but not in Jerusalem. "When the First Temple was
built by Solomon - God bless him - Al Aqsa was already built. We don't believe that a
prophet like Solomon would have built the temple at a place where a mosque existed," said
Halutz: Israel Must Prepare for Iran to Push the Button
By Gamla News Service
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said earlier there is no reason for Israel "the
greatest insult to human dignity" to exist and it would soon disappear.
Israel's Chief of Staff Dan Halutz also warned Israel to prepare for possible war with
Syria, whose missile threat to Israel's population is similar to that of Hizbullah.
Another of his outrageous speeches was delivered Friday to a pro-Palestinian rally
marking the Islamic Republic's "al Quds Day" (Jerusalem Liberation Day). In further
inflammatory remarks, Ahmadinejad said "the world knows the US and Britain are enemies of
the Iranian nation."
He warned European nations not to harm Iran, saying that if anger in the region boiled
over, Europe would get hurt because of its support for Israel. "Europe must distance
itself from Israel at once. That is Iran's ultimatum. "He went on to brand the UN Security
Council and its decisions "illegitimate."
DEBKAfile added "These words amounted to an Iranian threat of harm to the European UN
forces deployed in Lebanon unless they left forthwith."
The Iran president's harsh words followed two events: one, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert's statement in Moscow last week after he met with Russian leaders: "They need to
fear that something that they do not want to happen will happen. In no case, Olmert
stressed, "will we reconcile with nuclear arms in Iranian hands. There is no margin for
The other event was the arrival in the Persian Gulf of the giant US carrier Iwo Jima
with its Expeditionary Strike Group to join the American naval, air and marine might
piling up opposite Iran's shores.
This week, the Security Council convenes to discuss sanctions against Iran for refusing
to desist from enriching uranium.
Palestinian Police Launch Protests
By Robert Berger (VOA-Jerusalem) & IsraelNationalNews.com
Members of the Palestinian security forces launched a wave of anti-government protests
Sunday in the Gaza Strip demanding salaries that are long overdue. The dire economic
situation and differing political agendas have put rival Palestinian factions on a
The armed Palestinian police took to the streets of Gaza City in a fresh wave of
protests against the government, led by the Islamic terrorist group Hamas. The police,
from the rival Fatah faction, have not received their salaries since Hamas took power
seven months ago. Hamas has been crippled by international sanctions and has been unable
to pay the salaries of 165,000 government employees, half of them from the security
Angry policemen forced merchants to close their shops and vandalized the property of
those who refused. They also burned tires on main highways, sending black plumes of smoke
into the air and snarling traffic.
The protests erupted hours after a senior Fatah activist was killed in a gun battle
with Hamas militiamen. It is the latest episode in a deepening power struggle between the
two factions that has raised fears of a Palestinian civil war. "I don't see any kind of
possible co-existence nowadays between Fatah and Hamas under the current circumstances, so
therefore I believe the friction will prevail," said Palestinian analyst Wadia Abu
In a bid to resolve the crisis, moderate Palestinian president and Fatah leader,
Mahmoud Abbas, has tried to form a national unity government with Hamas that would be more
acceptable to the international community. Abbas supports reviving the peace process with
Israel. But talks on a unity government collapsed when Hamas refused to recognize Israel,
a key international demand for ending sanctions.
The unrest comes on the eve of the three-day Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr that begins
Monday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is supposed to be a joyful time
of festive meals and buying gifts. But cash-strapped Palestinians feel the economic crunch
especially at times like these, making for a tense holiday in Gaza.
And sources in the Hamas terrorist organization reported that Fatah security forces plan
to take control of Palestinian Authority (PA) ministries and institutions, according to
the PA's Palestine News Network (PNN), which claims to be an independent news agency.
Hamas leaders charged that the coup would take place several days after the Eid Al Fitr
holiday Monday and has the backing of the United States, Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the
European Union. According to the scenario, Abbas would meet with Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert within 24 hours after the coup in order to unfreeze money slated for the PA.
World War III: The Islamic Plan (Part 1)
By Ed Ziegler (Commentary)
Most people would agree that wars are horrible and should never occur -- the
destruction, the loss of lives, the pain and suffering the total and utter waste.
From 1914 to 1918 there was a World War that was called "The Great War. The war to end
all wars." Mankind fooled themselves. Then there was World War II, after which the United
Nations was formed to prevent future wars. Well guess again, yes now we are in World War
III a different type of war but a world war.
Many people in the United Sates and around the world do not believe there is a world
war going on or, they are succeeding in ignoring the reality and its ramifications.
Although it is not countries fighting other countries it is still war. To illuminate this
point Israel, a country, is fighting organizations such as, Hamas, Hizbullah, and the
Islamic Brotherhood, which are not countries.
At first glance this Middle East conflict appears to be a localized war that has
nothing to do with the rest of the world. In time I hope to show you that this may be part
of a war with the prize being the entire world, if the good guys lose.
You may not agree with President Bush's claim that World War III is in progress. Let's
note a few of the so many mass murder events happening around the world in which Islamic
terrorists are involved or have caused to happen.
First, look at the fighting in the Middle East that has been going on since Israel was
established in 1948. A large number, if not all the countries in the area, such as Syria,
Iran, Iraq and Lebanon are at odds with Israel but most of the fighting has been
perpetuated by terrorist organizations within these countries -- not the countries
themselves. These countries all have populations that are primarily Arab and/or Muslim and
have been preaching that it is a blessing to eliminate Israel and kill Jews around the
Let us mention a few of the terrorist events that were clearly planned to inflict
considerable death and destruction of civilians to achieve maximum publicity for the
terrorists. In Madrid, Spain on March 11, 2004 there were 10 explosions on four commuter
trains at the height of rush hour.
How about the September 2004 Beslan School Crisis in Russia where Arab-Muslim
terrorists from Chechnya and other countries took 1200 children and adults hostage during
school hours? This resulted in the death of approximately 300 children and adults. Then
there was Britain in September 2005; there were closely timed explosions on buses and
trains again at the height of rush hour.
We cannot forget 9/11, when Muslim terrorists commandeered three passenger aircraft to
crash into The World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and the White House. All these
murdering fanatics were very willing to die in order to kill civilians.
Most of the terrorist events occurring around the world may appear unrelated except for
their intent to indiscriminately kill civilians and their willingness to die for their
cause. However, there is another common thread, fanatic Muslims caused all of these
atrocities. Their intent is to maximize publicity to intimidate and instill fear.
You might wonder why there are so many acts of terrorism throughout the world caused by
fanatic Muslims. There are some quick and easy excuses such as poverty, limited
opportunity and lack of education. This may be true to some extent but absolutely not in
all cases. Other groups of people are poor and uneducated and are not grooming murderous
suicide bombers. There may be another consideration that is there is some form of a master
plan to create a world governed by Islamic Law.
Suggesting a group or groups may be planning to take over the world and have it
governed by Shari`ah (Islamic Law) as interpreted by Islamic clergy does sound remote. But
is it possible? Give yourself time to contemplate the possibility. It may not be so far
According to Yassin Musharash author of "What al-Qaida Wants" and Joseph Farah author
of "Islam's 20 year plan for U.S." there is an Islamic plan to take over the United States
and ultimately the World and institute Islamic Law. Just remember that approximately 26
percent, almost 1/3, of the world's population is Islamic.
Maybe they are wrong, but what if they are right? Dare we ignore the possibility that
they are correct? In my next article I will provide additional information that will lend
credence to their opinions.
In the meantime imagine what your life would be like if you were forced to conform to
strict Islamic law as decreed by fanatic Muslim clergy. It is up to you. Remember Never
(Ed Ziegler is a board member of the New Jewish Congregation in The Villages, Florida, and past president of its Brotherhood. He can be reached at EZ14@comcast.net.)
Poll: 81% of U.S. Jews Believe Arabs Want to Destroy Israel
Eighty-one percent of American Jews believe that the real goal of the Arabs is the
destruction of Israel and not the return of occupied land, according to the annual survey
of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on various issues.
While 54 percent said they supported the establishment of a Palestinian state, only 38
percent said Israel and the Arabs could solve the conflict peacefully. Another 56 percent
said they believed the conflict could not be resolved.
According to the survey, a slim majority of American Jews do not believe that the
United States should act militarily to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Fifty-four percent opposed such action and 38 percent supported it. However, 57 percent
said Israel would be justified in taking military action against Iran, while 35 percent
were opposed to Israel's taking such action.
The poll's 958 respondents were asked about the recent war in Lebanon, both its
justification and its management. Fifty-five percent of those polled said Israel acted
correctly in going to war, and 35 percent said it did not. Only 24 percent believe Israel
won the war against Hizbullah, while 15 percent believe Hizbullah won. Nearly half, 49
percent said neither side could be considered the winner.
A little over half of those polled, 54 percent, identified themselves as Democrats and
only 15 percent as Republican. Conservative and Reform Jews dominated the poll, comprising
33 and 31 percent of respondents respectively, with 8 percent identifying themselves as
Seventy-four percent responded that "caring about Israel is a very important part of my
being a Jew."
Yedioth Takes Aim at Right-Wing Commuter Paper
The left-leaning Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper is launching a free daily to compete with
the successful Yisraeli commuter paper, which has injected a right-wing perspective into
Israel's print media.
Yisraeli, a "metro" paper distributed free and financed by advertising, was first
distributed on Israel's trains and is now available at bus stations, on public buses and
The paper takes stronger ideological stands than the three leading print papers
Ha'aretz, Ma'ariv and Yedioth and is owned by Shlomo Ben-Zvi, who also owns part of the
Makor Rishon (`Primary Source') weekly. Now, according to a report in Ha'aretz' business
publication The Marker, Yedioth Ahronoth plans to go head-to-head with Yisraeli.
A hallmark of the paper has become the right-leaning editorial cartoons, which use
humor to mercilessly lampoon the Israeli left-wing, as well as the Olmert government,
especially in the wake of the summer's war with Hizbullah.
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