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Iran's War Plan to Topple Netanyahu

By DEBKAfile
Iran's National Security Adviser Ali Shamkhani in his interview with the Tasnim news agency unveiled a plan to overthrow Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu by causing a full-scale war from Syria and other "resistance fronts." Tehran's overt intervention in Israel's April 9 election named the Israeli prime minister's removal as the strategic goal of the "resistance axis." Earlier, a senior IRGC general Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh claimed that Iran had hacked and seized control of half a dozen US drones over Syria and Iraq. DEBKAfile highlights the salient elements of Shamkhani's war plan: Iran, Russia and Hizbullah have "upgraded their deterrent power of resistance in Syria." Israel's government military and intelligence officials "are well aware of this" although not the general public. This upgrade will soon be apparent. DEBKAfile reports that he seems to be referring to the impending deployment in Syria and possibly Lebanon of Iranian Bavar-373 air defense systems which are a replica of the Russian S-300s. Our sources reported on Feb. 11 that Iran was planning to deliver armed drones to Syria, which Gen. Hajizadeh was suggesting. Iran is ready to counter Israeli operations in Iraq too. The Netanyahu government has threatened in the past to extend its military operations into Iraq if Tehran uses local pro-Iranian Shiite militias to shoot missiles into Israel. Shamkhani attempted to turn the situation on its head when he asserted that if Netanyahu goes to war on multiple "resistance axis" fronts – Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq – "he will end his shaky political life in the run-up to the elections." The truth is that ending Netanyahu's political life is Tehran's overriding goal and it is ready to go to war to achieve it. The points Shamkhani made in his interview with Tasnim are summed up here: The lawful presence in Syria is the "basic principle" of the Islamic Republic. Iran will stay in Syria as long as its presence is required by the legitimate Syrian government. Israeli attacks serve the interests of terrorists. "The Zionist regime crossed the red line by targeting the forces of Iran and the resistance front in a series of strikes in Syria. Accordingly, we responded to the Israeli attack on T-4 [airbase in Syria] and dealt a heavy blow to them [the Zionists]. DEBKAfile recalls that Iran retaliated for Israel's T-4 attack on April 10, 2018, on May 10 with a 32-rocket barrage against Israel from southeastern Syria. None reach their targets. They either blew up over Syria or were intercepted in midair before landing. "We have made arrangements to protect our red line in the area of human casualties caused by any act of aggression or invasion." Plans to prevent human casualties from Israel attacks have been devised "in cooperation with the Syrian army and the set of allies in that country." This is a reference to the Russian and Hizbullah forces which have worked with Iran to spread the newly "upgraded deterrent" shield over Syria. "We will soon witness a major upheaval in upgrading the deterrent power of resistance in Syria. I believe that the Zionist regime's officials, particularly their military and intelligence officials, are well aware of this. "The method for tackling the Zionist regime's attacks on Syria and the axis of resistance in 2019 will be significantly different from the combat methods in the past. The Zionist regime will not seek war in Syria's northern fronts because it is too weak in that region." Iran has considered a "prevention scenario" in several stages according to developments. "If Netanyahu gets entangled in several fronts simultaneously, he will definitely end his shaky political life in the run-up to the elections. I don't think that he would be so silly. Israeli attacks have "failed to block the achievement of the axis of resistant's purposes in Syria." "We have accomplished more than 90% of our objectives. Israel's punitive strikes [on Syria] have had no strategic impact and the resistance continued to press ahead with its activities. The axis of resistance's great success debunks the Israeli regime's false claims of its intelligence capabilities in Syria. The Zionist regime once tried to target a missile storage depot in Syria and raided instead a barn of rolled carpets," which was an "unforgivable scandal in terms of military operations."

The Newest Illegal Israeli Settlement

By Rabbi Michoel Green (Commentary)
Is it just me, or is anyone else waiting for the UN to condemn Israel for illegally occupying outer space? Even worse, they're planning illegal settlement expansion there - on the moon! The Zionist regime is insolently guilty of spreading its racist message throughout the solar system! (The expression "Am Yisrael Chai" is egregiously racist, of course, because it implies all others are dead. And since when does "Yisrael" have the right to live, let alone exist?) And why weren't any Palestinians on board? Ethnic cleansing!! Moreover, their spacecraft is guilty of Apartheid, since they only included a Jewish Bible, while the Koran and other holy books were excluded. What bigotry! And why weren't any Palestinians on board? Ethnic cleansing!! And how dare they call it "B'resheet" ("In the beginning"), a Hebrew word and the name of the first book of the Bible which implies Jewish primacy or historical precedence? Everyone knows that "in the beginning," there were only Palestinian Arabs! Jews are just colonizers, just like they're attempting to colonize the moon! Where is UNESCO to protest this travesty? What do those Jews think they're doing up there, anyway? Israel might be the fourth nation to land on the moon, but they're the first one-and-only nation to unlawfully occupy Space Palestine in brazen violation of international law! I'm just waiting for all the Helen Thomas's of the world to tell those Jewish space settlers to "get the hell out of space and go back to Poland." Surely we'll hear from Farrakhan telling those "Jewish devils" to get the hell out of the heavens and back to hell where they belong. Good heavens! This is all part of a devious Jewish conspiracy to dominate the Milky Way. Yup, it's all about those space traveling Benjamins, baby. And since when is Israel allowed to have spaceships while Arabs have none? They're making a mockery of Islam. And how dare they attempt to land on the moon? The moon belongs to Islam! Let's not forget the "Muslim Crescent!" Those moon-landing Jews are guilty of shameless cultural appropriation! Israel is just trying to gain sympathy from space enthusiasts... they're guilty of space washing! There they go again, trying to hypnotize the world. And now they're trying to hypnotize the moon too! Surely all lunar-conscious progressives ought to step up their BDS efforts to protest this deplorable lunar Apartheid. Speaking of lunar, isn't this lunacy all too familiar? Sure sounds like looney lunar tunes to me, but the scary thing is, earthlings are buying it! Yikes. All jokes aside, I'll just conclude with a moon-related blessing: ??? ???? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????? ??, ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ????. "Just as I leap toward you (Moon) yet cannot touch you, so too may all our enemies and their rhetoric be unable to touch us harmfully." ???? ??? ???? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????? Mazal tov to Israel for this epic and heavenly achievement! Michoel Green is a native of California ordained in NY and has over 25 years experience in Jewish outreach and education. Author of several books, he currently directs the Chabad Center of Westborough, MA.

Sisi: `If Jews Return to Egypt, we'll Build Synagogues'

By the Jerusalem Post

If Jews are interested in establishing a Jewish community in Egypt, the government will build synagogues and other communal institutions, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told a US delegation during a two-hour meeting last week. The delegation – made up of the Anwar Sadat Congressional Gold Medal Commission that advocated the granting of the US Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to the slain Egyptian president who made peace with Israel – traveled to Egypt to invite Sisi to the ceremony in the fall, when the medal will be given to Sadat's wife, Jehan. The delegation was headed by the founder of the commission, Ezra Friedlander, an ultra-Orthodox consultant and lobbyist from New York who spearheaded efforts to have the award granted to Sadat. This required the passage of a bill that needed to be sponsored by two-thirds of Congress and was signed by US President Donald Trump in December. "President Sisi spoke fondly not only of Egypt's past vibrant Jewish community but also said that should there be a resurgence of the Jewish community in Egypt, the government will provide every religious necessity required for that – that was a very warm embrace," he said. "He [Sisi] said that should there be a resurgence of the Jewish community, the government will build synagogues and other related services." Sisi's comments came a couple of weeks after the United Arab Emirates officially recognized the small Jewish community there in a move seen as an effort to present itself to the West as a country that is tolerant of other religions. While there was never a historic Jewish community in the UAE, though there is now a small synagogue in Dubai, the Jewish community in Egypt extends back to antiquity. Before the establishment of Israel in 1948, an estimated 75,000 Jews lived in the country. They were expelled in the 1950s, and only a handful of Jews are believed to live in Egypt today.

Friedlander said that Sisi also promised to clean up the ancient Bassatine Cemetery in Cairo, a cemetery dating back to the ninth century and believed to be the second-oldest Jewish cemetery in the world. In December, Sisi also announced a multimillion-dollar project to restore Jewish heritage sites in Egypt. Friedlander said that neither he nor anyone in his delegation brought up with Sisi concerns about human rights violations in Egypt. "In that part of the world, people misuse the term `human rights' and use it as a way of overthrowing one government and replacing it with another one without any semblance of human rights," he said, pointing to the 1979 revolution in Iran that led to the fall of the shah and the beginning of the Islamic revolution under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. "No one will convince me that those calling for human rights [in Egypt] are doing the world a favor," he said. "I think Sisi should be embraced in the West, by the administration and every member of Congress as a strategic ally of the US." Friedlander quoted Sisi as saying that if he does not get US support, the Muslim Brotherhood could regain power in the country. Sisi, Friedlander said, "is clearly looking for support in the United States, and I think it is our moral duty to support him to the greatest extent possible."

Yair Netanyahu to Rabin's Grandson: Your Grandfather Murdered Holocaust Survivors

By YnetNews.com

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son, Yair, recently sparked outcry on social media, clashing with slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's grandson, Yonatan Ben-Artzi, calling Rabin "a murderer of Holocaust survivors." The exchange of insults began when Ben-Artzi posted a hawkish tweet about Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's performance as a soldier. "(Israel Resilience Party leader) Benny Gantz exposed the lie veteran military men know so well: Bibi is a coward. He was a cowardly soldier and a mediocre warrior at best," Ben-Artzi wrote on his Twitter page, calling the prime minister by his nickname. "Everybody who served in the (IDF elite Sayeret Matkal) unit knows he (Netanyahu) jumped off a boat during an operational activity for fear of being shot (by friendly fire) and that his carelessness led to the discovery of (our) forces," Ben-Artzi wrote in reference to a quote by Netanyahu about his performance in the War of Attrition in 1969. "I almost drowned in the Suez Canal after returning from operation during the War of Attrition. Bullets whistling from all directions hit my boat. I jumped overboard with an ammunition box attached to my back. My comrades pulled me by the hand and prevented me from drowning," Netanyahu was cited as saying in his speech in the conference marking 50 years since the establishment of Sayeret Matkal. In response, Yair, who is known for his extreme remarks, tweeted: "Your grandfather was the one who experienced nervous breakdowns in every battle (especially during the Six-Day War), except for the Altalena Affair, where he proudly commanded over the murder of Holocaust survivors who tried swimming to shore, only because they were rightists. The Altalena Affair was a violent confrontation between the newly-created IDF that comprised the Palmach elite fighting force of the Haganah, the underground army of the Jewish community during the British Mandate for Palestine and the Etzel (Irgun), one of the Jewish paramilitary groups, in June 1948. The Palmach was established in 1941, with Rabin being one of its founders and leaders. In Rabin's autobiography "Service Book" that was published in 1979, he wrote:" A reinforcement of Etzel warriors, who disembarked from the ship coming from Tel Aviv, swarmed the shore. They opened fire at us. We fired back at the Etzel squads that were deployed throughout the shore in significant numbers. "The house next to us was controlled by Etzel members. We made a pact with them: They don't shoot at us and we don't shoot at them. (Suddenly) a sound of an explosion shook the building. Etzel launched a shell at the Palmach headquarters….Me and Amos Horev went up to the roof of the building and threw grenades at the squads deployed on the shore. One of the Etzel commanders lost his self-control, and shouted: 'why are you shooting at Jews?' "I replied that 'When Jews cease shooting at us, will cease shooting at Jews," Rabin wrote in his memoir. Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995, by a Jewish right-wing extremist during a Tel Aviv peace rally.

The prayer Written for the Israeli Shuttle Launch

By IsraelNationalNews.com
Space scientist Alex Friedman requested his local rabbi to compose a prayer for the success of the "Beresheet" spacecraft. Friedman, who belongs to the Chabad Hassidic group is one of the leaders of the Israeli space project which launched Beresheet towards the moon. Recently, he asked Rabbi Gideon Binyamin, who serves as rabbi of Nof Ayalon, to write a "Traveler's Prayer" for him to say during the historical launch. So if you're planning a trip to space, you may want to print out this prayer and bring it with you. "May it be your will, L-rd our G-d and G-d of our fathers, that You send blessing and success to everything we do, that You lead our spacecraft to peace and bring it to peace, and save it from all sorts of malfunctions, and allow us to see it reach the moon in peace. And may You bring it back in happiness and in peace. Because G-d gives wisdom, and from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding. Because You are a G-d Who hears prayers and supplications. Blessed are You, who hears prayers."

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