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Ayalon: Iranian Missiles Can Hit Eastern USA
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said on Sunday that Iranian long-range
missiles are capable of hitting the eastern coast of the United States.
Ayalon was interviewed by Fox News, ahead of his participation in the Israel Day parade
in New York City. He will also visit Latin America during his current trip. Ayalon said
that Iran is working to increase its influence there, as well as in the Middle East.
Israel Prepares for War
By Robert Berger (VOA-Jerusalem) & IsraelNationalNews.com
The largest emergency drill ever to take place in Israel, dubbed `Turning Point 3'
began Sunday morning after months of planning.
Representatives from 70 nations are participating as observers in the drill, which
simulates a war with Hamas, Hizbullah, and Syria that also leads Arabs within Israel to
riot and commit terrorist attacks.
Amid growing tensions with Iran, Israel is training soldiers, emergency crews, and
civilians for the possibility of all-out war. Major Chezi Deutch is an officer in Israel's
Home Front Command. "It is part of the overall plan to increase preparedness and readiness
in the country, dealing with civil defense and with emergencies in the civilian
The scenarios include massive missile attacks possibly with chemical or biological
weapons. What we are expecting, what we would like to see is to have the population act as
they would in time of a real crisis," Deutch said.
The crisis Israel fears is a massive rocket and missile barrage on all fronts: from
Iran in the East, to Syria and Lebanese Hizbullah guerrillas in the North, to the
Palestinian terrorist group Hamas on Israel's southern border in the Gaza Strip.
That could happen if Israel carries out its threat to launch a pre-emptive strike on
Iran's nuclear facilities. With the Iranian president threatening to wipe the Jewish state
"off the map," Israel has warned time and again that it will not allow Iran to acquire
nuclear weapons. And the civil-defense drill seems to be a clear message to Teheran that
the military option remains on the table.
The drill is intended to prepare the Jewish State for the worst possible scenario,
beginning with a war that ignites in Gaza after a three-month escalation, bringing Israeli
civilians in the Negev under rocket bombardment. The fighting then spreads to Israel's
northern border, where Hizbullah opens a second front and initiates rocket fire reaching
all parts of the country.
The war next engulfs Syria, and at the same time authorities must deal with uprisings
among the local Arab population, including terrorist attacks against Israeli targets. At
the same time, emergency services will train for other disasters such as an earthquake, an
epidemic outbreak, or a hazardous materials spill.
As far as the general population is concerned, Turning Point 3 reaches its peak on
Tuesday, when a nationwide siren sounds at 11:00 a.m., sending civilians to the nearest
bomb shelter. The Home Front Command recently released a map showing that every Israeli
citizen has come under rocket threat from either Hamas or Hizbullah, and explaining how
much time a person has to reach a shelter based on his location.
Several Arab states have expressed concern with the Israeli exercise; Hizbullah
terrorists have claimed that it is a front designed to conceal a planned Israeli
Defense Minister Ehud Barak countered the claims last week, saying that Turning Point 3
"is a standard Home Front Command drill which was planned will in advance." Deputy Defense
Minister Matan Vilnai added, however, that the drill represents a very real scenario that
could occur in wartime.
The IDF Spokesperson's Office said, "Turning Point 3 is a standard exercise which has
taken place each year for the past three years. The purpose of the drill is to improve
Israel's readiness and cooperation among forces for an emergency situation. The exercise
will reveal areas that need improvement and point towards proper solutions."
All Israel to Turn Out for 'Turning Point 3'
By Emanuel A. Winston (Commentary)
At precisely 11 am. Tuesday June 2, air raid sirens will sound in every community
throughout the country, and citizens will be told to enter safe spaces.
It has been reported that all top IDF commanders will evacuate the Kirya Command Center
in Tel Aviv. The Kirya is sometimes called the "Hole" because it goes so deep underground.
It's very strange that someone or some organization wants one of the most secure buildings
in Israel to be totally emptied out, even up to Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.
Once the Kirya is emptied, any internal enemy could enter and not only vacuum up vital
intelligence but, they could destroy or sabotage systems; they could put chips into
computers that would transfer planning and communications to hostile group (perhaps
foreign); they could compromise Israel's defensive and offensive planning in real
Who would use the cover of a "national security exercise" to actually compromise all
The Kirya should not be evacuated - ever - thus putting the IDF Central Command center
at the risk of sabotage and subversion. Shabak and Mossad should be digging into who
ordered this evacuation unless, of course, there are appointed key directors who are part
of such a scheme to subvert Israel.
Presumably, the top planner who could have given orders to evacuate the Kirya would
have been Defense Minister Ehud Barak. You recall that, when he was Prime Minister, Barak
tried to surrender 97 percent of what Yasir Arafat wanted: Judea, Samaria, the Golan
Heights and all those parts of Jerusalem that Jordan occupied and desecrated for 19 years
from 1948 to 1967.
As a confirmed radical leftist, kept in that office by the new Prime Minister Bibi
Netanyahu, Ehud Barak would be in the best position to subvert Israel's Command Center if
he wanted to. Recall that he tried to drive both Israeli soldiers and Jewish citizens off
the Golan Heights by claiming that the Syrian Army was about to `overrun' the Golan.
Barak failed in that mission although he did succeed in evacuating the Security Zone in
Southern Lebanon in a deal with then President Bill Clinton. After running the IDF out
of Lebanon in the middle of the night, he left behind a vacuum filled by Iran's proxy,
Hizbullah who now have more than 40,000 missiles targeting Israel.
Let's hope that not even Barak would cat as the ultimate Quisling to weaken the Jewish
nation so she would bow to the Muslim Arabs and the nefarious plans of the U.S. State
Department. Let's hope I am wrong but, you readers should alert every Israeli Intelligence
group and the Media you can reach.
Obama Promises Arabs Jerusalem will be Theirs
President Barack Obama and his administration told Palestinian Authority President
Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting last week the U.S. foresees the creation of a Palestinian
state with Jerusalem as its capital, according to a top PA official speaking to WND.
"The American administration was very friendly to the position of the PA," said Nimer
Hamad, Abbas' senior political adviser. "Abu Mazen (Abbas) heard from Obama and his
administration in a very categorical way that a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its
capital is in the American national and security interest," Hamad said.
Another PA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told WND Sunday that Obama
informed Abbas he would not let Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "get in the way" of
normalizing U.S. relations with the Arab and greater Muslim world.
"We were told from this new administration they will not allow a Netanyahu government
to hurt their efforts of rehabilitating U.S. relations with the Arab and Islamic world,
which is a high priority of Obama," the official said, speaking during a visit to
Last week, the State Department refuted a speech in which Netanyahu said Jerusalem
never will be divided. "Jerusalem is Israel's capital," Netanyahu said at an event marking
Jerusalem's reunification. "Jerusalem was always ours and will always be ours. It will
never again be partitioned and divided."
In response, the State Department released a statement that Jerusalem "is a final
status issue. Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to resolve its status during
negotiations. We will support their efforts to reach agreements on all final status
issues," the statement said.
Israel recaptured eastern Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount Judaism's
holiest site from Jordan during the 1967 Six Day War. The Palestinians, however,
have claimed eastern Jerusalem as a future capital. About 244,000 Arabs live in Jerusalem,
mostly in eastern neighborhoods, out of a total population of 724,000, the majority
American Jew Avoids Jail for Giving Military Secrets to Israel
An elderly American Jew has managed to avoid receiving a prison sentence after being
convicted of passing classified military information to Israel.
The case against 85-year-old Ben-Ami Kadish ended Friday with a guilty verdict on
charges of spying for Israel, for which he received a $50,000 fine. However, he avoided
the life sentence that Jonathan Pollard, convicted of passing classified information to
Israel, received nearly 24 years ago.
Kadish was charged with passing to Israel information on nuclear weaponry, information
about an F-15 fighter jet, and details about the Patriot missile air defense system.
Kadish said that he did not ask for, nor did he receive compensation for passing documents
to Yosef Yagur, an Israeli agent. Kadish said he borrowed the documents from his place of
work at the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, located in
Dover, New Jersey.
He was arrested last year on charges of passing the documents to Israel while working
at a U.S. Army armaments research center. It was unclear to the judge why it took 23 years
to charge Kadish. The prosecutor explained to the judge that it was not until last year
that the FBI was able to "put all the pieces together." Kadish is known to his central New
Jersey neighbors as an observant Jew who helps hospitalized veterans.
The former technician told the Manhattan District Court that he was sorry for his
actions. "It was a misjudgment. I thought I was helping the State of Israel without
harming the United States," he said. The retiree had moved as a child to pre-state
Palestine, where he fought in the Hagana against the British occupation before the
re-establishment of the Jewish State, but he later returned to America after World War
Kadish was convicted of participating in a conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent
of the Government of Israel. The Israeli government has denied knowing about his past
activities. Another American convicted of aiding Israel, Jonathan Pollard, is well into
his 24th year of a life sentence for one count of transferring classified information to
Pollard's wife Esther has charged that the Kadish's arrest, more than two decades after
the offenses, was timed to discourage efforts to free her husband.
Government Rejects Allegiance Law
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted Sunday to reject a bill presented by
Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) that would strip citizenship from a person who refuses
to pledge allegiance to the state, and from whoever refuses to serve in the IDF or carry
out alternative national service.
Ministers from Likud, Labor, Shas and the Jewish Home voted to reject the law, known as
the 'Allegiance Law' or 'Citizenship Law.' Only ministers from Yisrael Beiteinu voted in
The Yisrael Beiteinu faction voiced disappointment with the decision to strike down the
"It is very regrettable that the Likud, Labor, Shas and Jewish Home factions voted
today against the strengthening of the State of Israel as a Jewish, Zionist and Democratic
state and made it possible to continue to harm the symbols and values of the state in
whose government they sit," a statement from the faction said.
"Stopping the Allegiance Law will make it possible for people to keep on misusing their
Israeli citizenship and to continue to use it against the state that they live in. Yisrael
Beiteinu will continue to act for strengthening the State of Israel as a Jewish, Zionist
and democratic state and will continue to fight phenomena of disloyalty and abuse of
Israel's democracy," the faction stated.
Egyptian Man Rejects Arranged Marriage
By Agence France-Presse
An Egyptian cut off his penis in protest at his parents' choice of bride, a police
official said. The 25-year-old laborer from the village of Sheikh Eissa in southern Egypt
was taken to hospital in stable condition, the official said, adding that the man had also
mutilated his testicles.
"He was in love with a woman but his parents rejected her and told him to marry another
woman he didn't want. He took a knife and cut off his penis in his room." Doctors were
unable to reattach the severed member, the official said.
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