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On the agenda:The 27th of Tammuz in one calendar and al Quds Day as ordained by the late Imam Khomeini (r.a)

July 25th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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How is Jimmie Åkesson relating to the new world order, I wonder – with the wars in Syria and Iraq creating the conditions from which those most adversely affected would like to seek asylum in the peace havens elsewhere including Sweden. Some 80,000 expected this year including a sizeable number of people from Eritrea which is not in a war zone just now…

Yesterday, Israel’s recently sacked Deputy Minister of Defence Danny Danon was Zeinab Badawi’s guest on BBC Hardtalk

Hamas’ political chief Khaled Meshaal was also interviewed by Stephen Sackur yesterday, hopefully the whole interview will be available on the net soon. Here’s some of it

In the Hebrew calendar, today, the 27th of Tammuz is Day 10 of the three week period of mourning the destruction of the 1st and 2nd temple in Jerusalem, with the siege of Jerusalem which culminated in the destruction of Jerusalem, the burning down to the ground of the 2nd temple and all the people who had taken refuge there.

Fast forward to where we are now with the latest of contemporary events in Jewish history : in the political calendar of Islam and the Muslim world, today is the last Friday of Ramadan 2014 and the last Friday of Ramadan was instituted as al Quds Day by the late Imam Khomeini (r.a)

Qods Day In Iran: Tehran Calls For Annihilation Of Israel And For Arming The West Bank

Today is also Day 18 of Operation Protective Edge

Muslims pray “ ihdina siratal mustaqeem “ – lead us along the straight path – but since yesterday evening it has been “the road from Ramallah leads to Jerusalem” – not Mecca, because the Palestinians have designated today as their Day of RAGE … So the TV camera crews are there to capture some of the live footage of this Friday’s turbulence as Palestinians erupt into their day of rage against Israel – a rage that is likely to erupt into more violence.

In the on-going David versus Goliath, there is the myth of proportionality

Even without the lifting of the blockade – Hamas’ main demand (so that they will be freely able to import weapons of mass destruction – for jihad – by land, sea, and air) – Hamas will claim victory if their leadership is still left standing. So, it’s unlikely that Israel will give up and return home, having sacrificed so much with so many innocent civilian Palestinians and Israeli soldiers dead, return home without being able to declare “mission accomplished” and leave Hamas still intact with some 8,000 rockets and other advanced artillery that we still know not of…

Didn’t Israel agree to the Egyptian’s ceasefire proposals, whilst Hamas said no deal?

Maximum restraint

This Sabbath : Parshat Masei

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks : Leadership at the time of crisis

The second part of Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz’s Light in the Darkness from the ninth paragraph on, is an unusually potent commentary on what’s happening right now in Gaza, and ai (little ai) recommend it, so please read on…

Shabbat Shalom everyone…

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This day in history: 26 Tammuz 5774 / 24th July, 2014

July 24th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

Today

Swedish news: Sharp increase in asylum seekers this year – about 80,000...

The more the merrier. I wonder how Jimmie Åkesson is relating to this new prognosis.

Day and night, the live camera is on at The Kotel the planet’s heart centre, recording history. (For some other people the earth’s centre is Mecca)

Who remembers the Island of Peace Massacre?

Reassuring: Tehillim – Psalm 126

In the meantime it’s Sheikh Abbas & Humperdinck of the West Bank vs. Mr. Goliath of Gaza. At this stage they are systematically taking out Goliath’s teeth, one by one. The whole operation will be over on 10th of August and then we can begin to pick up the broken pieces, – all of them:

“Broken lines, broken strings
Broken threads, broken springs
Broken idols, broken heads
People sleeping in broken beds
Ain’t no use jiving
Ain’t no use joking
Everything is broken

Broken bottles, broken plates
Broken switches, broken gates
Broken dishes, broken parts
Streets are filled with broken hearts
Broken words never meant to be spoken
Everything is broken

Seem like every time you stop and turn around
Something else just hit the ground

Broken cutters, broken saws
Broken buckles, broken laws
Broken bodies, broken bones
Broken voices on broken phones
Take a deep breath, feel like you’re chokin’
Everything is broken

Every time you leave and go off someplace
Things fall to pieces in my face
Broken hands on broken ploughs
Broken treaties, broken vows
Broken pipes, broken tools
People bending broken rules
Hound dog howling, bullfrog croaking
Everything is broken” (Bob Dylan : Everything is Broken)

Prior to the six day war in 1967, Gaza was being administered by Egypt and Judea and Samaria, the so called West Bank including the most sacred place for the Jewish people The Temple Mount was being administered by Jordan. But that was not enough for them, so they attacked Israel, because what they want is not just Gaza and “the West Bank”, they want the whole of Israel which they would like to transform into the 23rd Arab state in the region.

One more thing is certain: If Mohamed Morsi had still been in power, then Israel would have thought more than twice before embarking on the ground offensive. It’s different with El-Sisi as the new pharaoh…

It’s a very unequal story: The Jews and the Arabs, the great children of Abraham, are locked in mortal combat. History marches on, prophecy is being fulfilled and it shall all come to pass. The prize is much bigger than the rectangular sliver of land, once only sand that’s Gaza, the scene of the latest battle. Some say the scene of the latest crime.

This gentleman’s lamentation is Sharon Promised Me 40 Years’ Quiet”

A question that anyone has a right to ask : How did Gaza become a terrorist missile base? It was possible because Ariel Sharon unilaterally evacuated all the 5,000 Jews who lived in Gaza – to the last man, woman and child. And then what happened? Gaza became a terrorist missile base – in spite of “the blockade”.

And that’s exactly what happened.

For that reason there is talk that the only solution to Hamas terror is either de-militarisation or re-occupation…to prevent Hamas from acquiring ballistic missiles – especially should they improve their friendship with Iran who in the future might also decide that it’s time they had their own nuclear weapons.

Can you imagine what life would be like if Benjamin Netanyahu were to unilaterally declare that all the so called settlers should leave Judea and Samaria? And after that Hamas (God forbid) were to wrest power from their unity government partner, Mahmoud Abbas, the chairman of Fatah and the West Bank? In no time at all the so called West Bank would become a hundred times worse as a terrorist missile base. Just ask Hamas what they would do if they had power and ruled in Judea and Samaria, the so called “West Bank”.

Once upon a time the terrorists used to bleed Israel and then point to the Golan Heights. Used to bleed Israel and then point at the Bekaa Valley area in Southern Lebanon (Hezbollah stronghold)

So Israel left Southern Lebanon – the buffer zone – and then what happened? The Hezbollah-Israel war of 2006 and more hate mail – after the Hezbollah guerrillas/ gorillas (chimps) killed eight Israeli soldiers and kidnapped another two Israeli soldiers that were patrolling on the Israel side of the border. There were interminable linguistic disputes as to whether kidnapped or “captured” should be the appropriate word, since the captives were all military men. In a war, “You sneak behind enemy lines and capture an enemy soldier…”

A dreamer of dreams told me that when the Messiah comes, he will take the hand of Israel’s chief Rabbi and the hand of the chief Mufti of Saudi Arabia and ask them , “ Children of Abraham, why are you still fighting? “ – and thus start the new millennium when righteousness and knowledge of God shall cover the earth as water covers the sea…

“To the last drop of blood.” Easier said than done.

The peace and tranquillity that was missing in Gaza this Ramadan will be over on Sunday. What was missing in tranquillity in the Middle East neighbourhood will be overcompensated by more wilful actions, the sounds of the sirens and the whistling of bullets, the sound of bombs and missiles exploding for the sake of Allah !” Not for the sake of they themselves (their terrorist selves) but (Robert Spencer take note) , the man says it’s “For the sake of Allah” – and who are you to tell him that everything that he’s doing is not for the sake of Allah ?

And therefore – as if by divine command for the satisfaction and glory of Allah sub han t’ala the whole world is witnessing more and more Hamas missile-fire upon innocent Israeli citizens. Do you think this is OK?

In their Al Qassam website they claim to have only fired 43 missiles on Israeli military bases, so far – what with about 8,500 more rockets remaining unused, not yet in use but reserved for future use, maintaining their current rate of constant fire,their missile supplies can last another six weeks, at least through the month of Shawwal – unless the IDF destroys them, in order to protect Israel’s legal population…

Still in Gaza: You see a warning signal flash on your roof and if you’re still in the building, you know that it’s time for you to become a nervous wreck

All in one day and well before midnight:

U.N. shelter in Gaza hit, 16 dead, 200 wounded It’s not sure who fired on the shelter, the IDF or some misguided Hamas racket fire. It’s being investigated

Of course it’s easier to pinpoint a much larger target such as a house than it is to pinpoint a rocket launching ramp when returning fire. The question is, should the IDF not return fire when the enemy fire comes from a source in one of the densely populated arms depots and launching pads in Gaza?
Then, how to stop the Hamas missiles? Only by the iron dome?

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Day 16: Israel bombz Gaza

July 23rd, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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Holland mourns. Israelis mourn. Hamas mourns.

Messrs Reinfeldt, Bildt and Löfven mourn and say what they say.

Perhaps not all that they would really like to say, very personally speaking of course. Extreme criticism is liable to being interpreted as blood libel or anti-Semitism, or islamophobia, not the sort of things that anyone should be indulging in before or after the elections. As the rabbi said – and Mickey Spice also said it – before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. Sometimes the most difficult one for individuals and whole nations, is this one

If some terrorist organisation was firing rockets into Southern Sweden non-stop, threatening to flatten Goteborg and Stockholm, wipe out the inhabitants and to take over, Löfven, the man whose emblem is the rose, would be saying other kinds of things about brutality.

Israel is winning on the ground

Both sides are determined. Humanitarian or not, Hamas say that they will fight to the last drop of blood in Gaza</strong> – mostly children’s and women’s innocent civilian blood.

Israel is also determined to accomplish what she set out to do: to destroy Hamas-terrorist capability, to completely dismantle their rockets and rocket launchers so that the people of Israel (young and old) do not have to continue to live under the psychological terror and stress of having to run helter-skelter to the nearest bomb shelter after being given twenty seconds to run for cover when the bomb signal – a siren goes off – the people of Sderot have been living like this for years, in sovereign Israel

A simple idea

Reinfeldt has said, Bildt has said Löfven has said and perhaps Urban Ahlin wants to say something too. The EU has also said

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Day 13? (it’s not a Friday)

July 20th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

This couldn’t happen in Malmö

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Even on the Sabbath, it’s a matter of stand firm or feed worm.

July 19th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

Swedish peacenik, peace & love nik, make love not war nik,

Before we get carried away:

11 crucial facts to understand the Israel-Gaza crisis

This is for those sitting on the fence, innocent bystanders, innocent observers, well-wishers and innocent idlers who think that the IDF’s ground offensive is “piece of cake”:

Fatah’s Military Arm, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades: “We Have Fired Rockets Into Israel From Gaza – And Will Continue To Do So Our Martyrdom Units Are Ready To Oppose Any Ground Invasion By The Zionist Enemy”

It’s serious.

Here’s the Full text of Israeli UN ambassador Ron Prosor’s Security Council speech which was delivered today, 18th July

The principle is Pikuach Nefesh – the imperative to save life – that most precious gift from the Almighty, to save life and not the opposite – the Holocaust comes to mind – or to take a course of action with a total disregard for that most precious gift – such as using human shields, such as shooting down that Malaysian airplane with 295 innocent passengers on board because someone thought that it was President Putin on board (I come to that conclusion when I read that Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane was travelling almost the same route as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and also this disturbing news: Chancellor Merkel: Hamas has new weaponry

At this time, the news is that “Holland’s House of Representatives unanimously voted in favor of a motion to stop transferring money to the Palestinian Authority, which funds terrorists.

Sure , after the war , Gaza will be in need of money for reconstruction etc etc. But should such financial aid go to HAMAS who will undoubtedly use some of the money to obtain new weapons to continue their jihad? If other EU countries follow suit then it’s clear that Hamas has no golden future in Gaza after the 10th of August this year. So who/ what is the alternative to Hamas rule in Gaza? Or will we see a new Hamas, a reformed Hamas, one that will embrace Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s non-violence or Dave Dellinger’s “Revolutionary non-violence” as a way forward for the Palestinian people? Not bloody likely? Wishful thinking? Well, we must bear in mind that Hamas is Muslim, not Hindu or Christian – JIHAD is their song, their National Anthem, not the “Oh Freedom” Negro Spiritual which goes,

“And before I’d be a slave I’ll be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free”

As Fathi Hammad the Hamas Minister of the Interior declared,

We are not moved by the beat of drums or by the clapping of hands. What moves us is the whistling of bullets, the sound of bombs and missiles exploding for the sake of Allah, and the capture of [Israeli] soldiers in order to swap them with our prisoners. That is what moves us. This is music to our ears. This is our anthem, our songs.”

Audience: Allah Akbar, all praise be to Allah.

Allah Akbar, all praise be to Allah.

Fathi Hammad: “I would like to address our Palestinian brothers in Fatah, and say: come join us. Return to your religion, to your homeland, to your Jihad. We are up to the task. It is us to whom you should turn. Do not turn to the Americans, to the Zionists, to the hypocrites, or to [your] feeble leadership, which has sold out… Turn to us, the group that wages Jihad for the sake of Allah”

I guess that in their corner, some of the extremist so called settlers in Israel are whistling the same song.

But are there any “moderate” Muslims on this issue? In Western terms “Moderate” meaning “opposed to Jihad” – exactly what are they saying? When Mohammad Badie the spiritual leader of Hamas’ brother organisation, the Egyptian Brotherhood, the equivalent of Hamas’ Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was given two minutes to defend himself in El-Sisi’s Egyptian Court of Law, this is what he said:

“We have fought only against the Jews, and Kamel Al-Sharif may testify about the conduct of the Muslim Brotherhood in the [1948] war in Palestine. We fought against the Jews. The Israeli strategic research institute wrote in a report: “Our greatest enemies in the world are the Muslim Brotherhood.” This is an honor for us, yet now we are being accused of conspiring with Hamas against the Egyptian people. This is an absolute lie.”

This too does not look too good

In moving on to the next point that I am about to make
I am bearing in mind Bishop Krister Stendahl’s golden rules
and none of them do I intend to break :

“1. When you are trying to understand another religion, you should ask the adherents of that religion and not its enemies.
2. Don’t compare your best to their worst.
3. Leave room for “holy envy.” (By this Stendahl meant that you should be willing to recognize elements in the other religious tradition or faith that you admire and wish could, in some way, be reflected in your own religious tradition or faith.)”

I’m not pretending to be representing Hamas, since I wouldn’t know how to do that. Let the Hamas and the Islamic Jihad people represent themselves.

Moving on to the applications of pikuach Nefesh, this is my slightly abbreviated version of what Rabbi Ari Enkin has to say in a short note about what we must know about Israel’s war in Gaza : “What you MUST know about Israel’s War in Gaza” :

“Shalom

Yes, it’s true. Israeli ground forces have entered the Gaza Strip.
Make no mistake. Regardless of what you hear from media outlets, foreign governments or the UN — Israel is acting in complete self-defense.
Due to the incessant rocket attacks and vast network of terror tunnels intended to murder Israeli citizens, Israel simply has no choice.
Although the US State Department has told Israel that “there is more that can be done” to protect civilians in Gaza, rest assured that the Israel Defense Forces are going way beyond what any other country has ever done – and would ever do – to protect a civilian population.
In yesterday’s live webinar, I presented the authentic Jewish approach to fighting a war. Unlike the enemies of Israel who glorify terror, destruction and death, the Jewish people have the highest regard for human life.
Our supreme value of human life is reflected in the humane, dignified manner in which the IDF is conducting itself in its war of self-defense, such as by dropping leaflets and phoning the residents of Gaza to warn them of imminent attacks.
Israel’s armed forces are truly a model for the world – and a light unto the nations.
We have initiated a special campaign to enable you – the friends and supporters of Israel – to stand with Israel at this difficult time.
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom from Israel.

With Blessings of Peace,
Rabbi Ari Enkin
Rabbinic Director
United with Israel ”

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Gaza, before and after the IDF moves in…

July 17th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

Israel they say, has a right to defend herself…

United With Israel

There’s exactly one time that I have ever sort of liked Saddam Hussein and that was when I saw him on TV as he went up to the front, not many medals like Idi Amin, but looking casual and self-assured in his usual khaki uniform, beret on head, revolver in holster and walking with a slight swagger yeah, the butcher of Baghdad, ladle in hand, stirring one of the huge cooking pots and like Henry V giving words of encouragement to his men, that they were going to chase the crazy baldheads out of town – or to use his exact words, that the Americans would soon be “swimming in their own blood “- it was then that I thought that maybe he has some deadly weapons of mass destruction after all. And the rumour is that since the airstrikes began some of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad commanders have been playing it safe – and up till now, may be still hiding in their bunkers for fear of being targeted by an Israeli Air force missile, and now that their best friend the IDF has come to town they will probably come out to meet them face to face and man to man or they may be burrowing even further down into their holes, their concrete bunkers and hiding in their tunnels. But the jihadists are not known to be cowards.,

More worrying, how do we know that Hamas doesn’t have a few WMDs in their stockpile, reserved for more dangerous times?

This was before there was any high tech military and soldiers who wear glasses that enable them to see in the dark.

In the world of ancient metaphor and legend it’s said that Egypt excelled in the magical arts but that there is no warrior more terrible than the Israeli warrior and that there is the Jewish way to fight a war…

This evening due to unavoidable circumstances, I missed a class on just that and these matters:

Warfare in the Bible
Torah Values in the IDF
The Jewish Ethics of Warfare
The Jewish Approach to Civilian Casualties
The Jewish View on Women and Warfare
And More!

Nobody likes war. It’s painful, it hurts, blood, loss of all you have : life – that which the Almighty has created gets killed. We pray for peace all the time, but sometimes it takes a war to stop the terror – such as the Malaysian plane that has just been shot down – although he doesn’t know for sure, our Carl Bildt is quick to accuse the freedom fighters of East Ukraine of the perfidy. So now, all eyes are on that front and on latest developments in Gaza too.

PM Netanyahu had called up some 40,000 reservists and there has been a total of 50,000 Israeli warriors encamped with their tanks , just outside Gaza these past couple of days – like sitting ducks for Hamas’ short range rockets – for them too it must be a relief that they have said their prayers and are now going in.
Hamas has not shown any enthusiasm about the ceasefire offers, so far – perhaps they will have no choice when they have been defeated, if they are defeated – even if they are hoping for heavy casualties so that they can be happy that they killed Israelis – the sole purpose of their amassing 10, 000 missiles and we don’t know how many bombs. The good news is that after war there is usually peace – but not in this case of course. And Hamas knows that the loser will not be the one who will be dictating the conditions for a ten year truce.

Trust in the Lord but don’t forget to keep your gunpowder dry.
Finally, the IDF ground forces of young men and young women are moving into Gaza to destroy as many of the enemy’s terrorist missiles as possible - and if possible to reduce those missiles to zero, to rubble…

Before the ground invasion it was 1,800 air strikes on Hamas targets, as a result of which the death toll was 240 (according to Hamas sources) and this should mean that the IDF was extra careful to minimise civilian fatalities. With the ground incursion, we are to suppose that many of Gaza’s armed civilians are not in uniform – and that in so far as they are armed and fighting against the IDF, can be said to be indistinguishable from those other jihadists who may or may not be in any kind of military uniforms. The casualties and fatalities are going to be significantly higher, since Hamas says that they have been waiting for this ground incursion and are going to give the IDF a taste of their own medicine…

And after the war, who knows , perhaps some Swedish doctors and troops to help pick up the pieces and keep the truce?

(to be continued)

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19th Tammuz. Is the world a better place today than it was yesterday?

July 17th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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Löfven’s statement “liked” by thousands

What the Social Democrat leader has said is not different from what Brother Obama is also saying:

Obama: Israel has a right to defend itself

Hamas loses support from their neighbours : “Hamas, which has both the Arab League, Egypt and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas against them, lack the power to negotiate some concessions……Germany’s Foreign Minister said in Jerusalem on Tuesday that the EU understands Israel’s demand for a UN resolution on the demilitarization of Gaza.
“It’s not only Israel’s civilians who are suffering because Gaza has become a missile depot, Gaza’s civilians are suffering even more.” said Franz-Walter Steinmeyer
According to Government sources in Jerusalem, only after the arsenal of missiles is dismantled can there be any talk of opening Gaza’s borders…. nowadays, the hatred for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas from Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other countries trumps the sympathy for Palestinians that Hamas once enjoyed during earlier clashes with Israel…. The only leader of any stature that’s still supporting Hamas in all kinds of weather, the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, cannot do anything…”
( Nathan Shachar, DN, 16/7/2014)

Israel’s orders to the residents of Gaza’s districts Zeitun and Sajaiya to evacuate their homes were ignored almost entirely. Hamas has threatened to punish those who go away. The Hamas slogan “Inhabited houses are not bombed” is generally correct but not always.Four little children were killed yesterday when F-16 planes bombed a house in the Shaati refugee camp.
The bomb ramps that have not been destroyed are located in densely populated areas, according to Israel, next to schools and hospitals. For lack of other targets Hamas leaders’ homes are now being bombed, since all identifiable Hamas commanders’ homes have been destroyed.”
(From Jerusalem, DN’s correspondent Nathan Shachar in this morning’s DN)

Many observers assume that HAMAS will remain in power in Gaza after Operation Protective Edge and – hopefully – the complete demilitarization of Hamas – Islamic Jihad and Gaza. That Hamas will remain in power is possibly true since Hamas has no political rivals in Gaza – Hamas is the power – it’s Hamas that has been providing the social services, running hospitals, clinics, schools etc. However, some of that power could go to some of the NGOs that will be providing such services when the rebuilding and reconstruction of the Gaza strip begins after Operation Protective Edge is over. Isn’t it amazing how much money must have gone into acquiring Gaza’s 10,000 rockets and missiles – money that could have been used for the benefit of the Gazans – since it’s unlikely that Hamas is going to celebrate a decisive military victory over their enemy, Iran’s “little Satan”?

Hamas of course will be crying that they need building materials like cement, iron rods etc but this time such materials allowed in under strict supervision, will not go primarily to building bunkers and bombs…

Gatestone: Why Hamas Said No to Egypt’s Sisi

“Some commentators have alleged Al-Monitor follows the agenda of the Iranian and Syrian governments and Hezbollah”

Here are two views from Al-Monitor:

Why did Hamas ignore the cease-fire?

Hamas: no cease-fire until siege of Gaza lifted

Other news: The waiting is over.

The long awaited verdict on Julian Assange’s fate was arrived at yesterday by a Swedish judge, Lena Egelin. : The international warrant is still valid.

How much longer will Assange be holed up in Ecuador’s London Embassy?

Talking about holes, a gigantic one has been discovered in Siberia, probably someone testing a bunker-busting missile

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18th Tammuz – between yesterday and today, some changes of perception

July 16th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

On this day : Israel agrees to UN request for a six hour humanitarian ceasefire

From some earlier discussions
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Preachin’ blues

In the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs I just tried to open and read this item “Iran: The Regional Power behind the Hamas War Effort”, but my anti-virus came up with a warning that it was a malicious website. Obviously, the site is under attack – so please be careful until the technical staff at JCPA has resolved the problem…

This coming Sabbath’s Torah Portion is Matot – The commentary by Rabbi Sacks is a study in leadership and is entitled Conflict Resolution

We can apply these insights to the current state of affairs – Netanyahu & IDF – Lieberman & Bennett – and of course to other conflicts, even the ones between The Alliance and the ambitious opposition parties which want to wrest power from them…

In the pursuit of justice, whilst we are consumed with blood-and-fire news from the Middle East, let us pause and ask of a single human being no less important than you or him :

Assata Shakur

Where is she and WHY?

“Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow” (The Hollow Men)

Sometimes, the feeling of what a sacrilege to be quoting TS when you should be reading TORAH!

It’s amazing the degree of transformation that can take place between night and day (I’ll tell you about it soon) and it’s not about

“The change in the day that makes them rant and rave
Black Power! Black Power!
And the change that comes over them at night, as they sigh and moan:
White thighs, ooh, white thighs”

Time does not stand still and as Rabbi Hillel the Elder famously said,”He who does not increase his knowledge, decreases it.”

He also said´, “Do not judge your fellow until you are in his place”

I Ain’t Scared he says – he ain’t scared because he’s not about to be crucified – do I have to be in his shoes to know that?

First news that greeted my eyes this morning:

Terrorists Offer 10-Year Truce – which means that the terrorists don’t want to have to die and then go to heaven, not even for the twenty seven virgins

Ah yes, to dream the impossible dream – and after the ten year truce (if it holds) then what? I close my eyes and I see it all happening, Nathan of Gaza and his Messianic dream coming through, and this should be understandable since his boss Sabbatai Zvi converted to Islam in Constantinople (Istanbul) – although some of his followers remained Sabbatean

I close my eyes and I see this:

The Islamic State of Gaza, Hamastan – the 23rd Arab State in the region: all crossings into Gaza opened, the Hamas Flag flying from the tower, weapons flying in unimpeded at the international airport newly opened in Gaza, weapons flowing in through the Rafah crossing, the port newly built by EU donations, and the smuggling tunnels all recently opened up to international traffic, under UN supervision, with international observers who will supervise the whole deal, stationed along the Gaza -Israel / Gaza-Egypt borders, the red carpet laid out all the way from the airport to the hate-filled Hamas President Khaled Meshaal ensconced in his presidential palace in Gaza City, which is where he is receiving local visitors from Ramallah and foreign dignitaries from the Arab League, BRIC,
the EU, the USA, the OIC and these guys

But let me back-pedal a little – back to between last night and this morning and the changes that have occurred in me:

This morning, after I said my prayers, the first thing I wrote was

this message to General Konouwah

But back to last night and the sequence leading to transformation – in this order (all concerning Gaza)

It started at The Freeman Centre

The evening continued with following a very long facebook discussion, responses to this question I encountered HERE posed by Peter Beinart :

“Here’s my question for people who support Israel’s bombing campaign. Let’s agree that Israel has the right of self-defense. Let’s agree that Hamas bears a lot of blame for this war, and for the deaths of Palestinian civilians that result from it. But let’s also agree that no matter how hard Israel tries to be precise, it’s missiles have killed a lot of innocent human beings. To justify that, you must believe Israel is going to gain something important from this war. What do you think that is? Given that this war will almost certainly leave Hamas in power in Gaza, and that Hamas will almost certainly rebuild the weapons infrastructure Israel is now destroying, and use it against Israel again (absent some dramatic political change), what is Israel accomplishing that’s worth the death of even one Gazan child? “

After which I followed every syllable of this debate

Are Israel’s Policies Justified in Light of the Security Issues it Faces?”

which featured these eloquent and passionately committed people:

Peter Beinart

Bret Stephens

Kosher Sex’s very passionate (in this debate) very distinguished Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

and the always impressive Hussein Ibish

About the debate, “So sad it get’s polarized beyond repair so quickly” says my son Nathan…

I don’t know why, but every time I see Ibish on CNN I think of my friend Ali (Sunni) from Iraq, many years ago, telling me on more than one occasion, that if Arthur Balfour couldn’t give the Zionists a province of Germany – since the Germans and not the Arabs were responsible for the Holocaust, then George Bush who was then fighting in his country, in a spirit of goodwill and fraternity could at least give the Jews, half of Texas – as their new Holy Land…and then he would laugh uproariously…

As if all of the above was not enough, I found myself wondering “What is Global Research up to – and if it was science fiction that I was looking for and not the Supreme or the supernatural – then I wasn’t disappointed – here goes – in his disbelief Chris Carlson says that Iron Dome is a bluff!”

Well, that’s what my good friend the twenty first century’s Mustapha T of G still says about man on the moon – “optical illusion and mere TV deception!”

You don’t listen to certain kinds of music, read a page of the Torah and remain what you were before, or do you?

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Today, 17th Tammuz/ 15th July, 2014

July 15th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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On the 15th Tammuz the clock stopped: Dayan Ha Emet: Nadine Gordimer one of Africa’s great writers has transited to a timeless realm.

Per Wästberg: Gordimer scanned the interior of South Africa

The UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague resigns

In the Judaic calendar, today, the 17th Tammuz is the beginning of the three week period of mourning which culminates in Tisha B’Av

The main Middle East news of the day is that Israel accepts but Hamas rejects the ceasefire brokered by Egypt and continues firing their missiles into Israel.

None of us in Sweden can imagine a landscape in which the Swedish military would be found guilty of exploiting Stockholm’s civilian population (women, children, old people) by deliberately putting them in harm’s way in order to win some sympathy from the outside world by situating firing ramps and missile launching sites in the midst of family homes, hospitals, day care centres, schools, old peoples homes, mosques, churches and synagogues.

So, here are a few questions for Mr Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Social Democrats who knows how densely populated Gaza is and that the Gaza terrorists are firing from the midst of Gaza’s densely populated areas as if they don’t expect any return fire – to exactly where the fire is coming from – in other words the Hamas terrorist can fire into Israel but Israel should not be able to return fire for fear of hitting a baby…

The war

Mr. Löfven has made a public declaration that “Israel must obey international law. International law includes the law of war. That means that civilians should be kept back from violence” – as if in the given circumstances, Israel is not doing her best to avoid civilian casualties.

This is a candid opinion: We know that, especially after the Omar Mustafa debacle, re-gaining the Muslim vote is very important to the Social Democrats, this coming election and that the Social Democrats will do their best to be on a good/ sympathetic footing with what Hamas is doing/ the Hamas Cause and that’s why the man who wants to be Sweden’s next prime minister refuses to condemn what HAMAS is doing, namely waging war on Israel and – knowing that in order to win sympathy Hamas does not put a premium on saving Palestinian lives, that Hamas is the aggressor (the ones who initiated hostilities) and are waging an unnecessary war that will only increase and multiply their own suffering and the suffering and deaths of others during this Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a war that will not lead to their establishing a caliphate / Islamic State on the carcass of what they will hope was once Israel.

Having said that ( “Allah does not like those who initiate aggression”) I must remind us all about a greivance Hamas is not shouting about and ought to be shouting about, namely something reminiscent of El- Sisi in Egypt : the Israeli crackdown on Hamas people immediately after Hamas was suspected of having kidnapped the three Israel young men.

I suppose that their release could provide one more acceptable condition for a ceasefire.

A ceasefire is surely the first step in a peace process with HAMAS or does HAMAS believe that the first step should be the transfer of all the so called “settlements” to the Palestinian Unity Government?

Does Mr. Löfven believe that the terrorists of Hamas and all the terrorists in their alliance are “obeying” international law – and if not why hasn’t he reprimanded or condemned them (a) For firing rockets into Israel? Or does he think that they are doing so in self-defence? (b) Is he not concerned about Hamas’ use of “Human Shields”?

Islam does not mean war (it doesn’t mean peace either)…

Here’s Louis Farrakhan, speaking very highly of Islam and the title Muslim, on Saviours Day 2014

( to be continued)

Looka here. Hamas the rulers of Gaza are still complaining about the blockade that prevents them from importing raw materials by land, sea and air, so that they can manufacture more rockets, more bombs, more suicide vests and the like. With the embargo in place they have still been able to amass 10, 000 rockets for Jihad/ holy war, and without a blockade all the surplus war materials from Libya, al-Qaeda in Syria, Yemen and Iraq – not to mention Iran – would have come flying in not even having to go through customs…

Before it happens, it’s good to know why Hamas wants an invasion

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Day 7 – July 14th – Bastille Day

July 14th, 2014 by Cornelius Hamelberg

It’s Many Happy Returns of The Day to Crown Princess VICTORIA whose birthday it is today!

Germany basks in World Cup glory
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I started giving such titles to blog updates with Day 14 in the countdown to the demise of Gaddafi. It’s now a countdown to – not the demise of HAMAS ideology or the abrogation of the HAMAS Covenant/ Charter, or a countdown to the demise of anti-Semitism; it’s only a countdown to the systematic degradation and demise of HAMAS’ terrorist infrastructure in Gaza for now and for some time to come, otherwise the IDF action would have been futile and HAMAS would have “won” by having their capability to indiscriminately test fire, terrorise and to threaten Israel’s civilian population and infrastructure with their stockpile of about 10,000 rockets of which they now have about 9, 000 of their most advanced rockets remaining, reserved for the last, and that’s why they’re still sitting tight and praying that Israel will inevitably incur more collateral damage and civilian deaths – of course nothing like the death toll or the collateral damage and the rest of what has transpired in Algeria, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Darfur in Sudan or Afghanistan when it has been Muslims fighting Muslims. As we all know, the world does not foam at the mouth so much when it’s Muslim against Muslim or when it’s Muslims killing Christians and especially not when it’s Muslim terrorists killing Jews or Hindus

Hamas’ use of human shields

We are to assume that HAMAS leaders are not standing on rooftops as “human shields” since that would be foolhardy and if they were anxious for that kind of martyrdom, it would be the countdown to the demise of the current hierarchy in the HAMAS leadership. The able-bodied Hamas leaders much prefer that they themselves should stay alive whilst old men, women and children should act as human shields – so that they the leaders of Hamas can then cry to the nations – “Look at what Israel is doing to us!”

Their political chief Khaled Meshaal left Damascus for Qatar, some time ago – since HAMAS a basically Sunni (Muslim Brotherhood) organisation would tend to not be fighting on the side of Hezbollah and President al-Assad…

Beersheba – a city in Israel… so many references to Beersheba in the Bible

But, Ramadan or no Ramadan, they are fighting in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Afghanistan, and, Sabbath or no Sabbath, the pounding and the exchange of fire between the terrorists in HAMAS & affiliated Jihadist Organisations and the IDF continues.

The good news at this time is that Löfven rejects ‘Israel self-defence’ post criticism

To assert that Israel has no right to defend herself would be preposterous and it would be inhuman to deny Israel that right.

And when has there been a war in the Middle East or any aforementioned places without any collateral damage? It’s significant that Mr Löfven doesn’t in the same breath advise Hamas to follow International Law and Humanitarian Law…

Yesterday, outside LIDL, I saluted an old Muslim friend, Umar (African-American) but he waved me away; I guess he would feel better if I joined Hamas in their fight against Israel….

There’s something that been gestating in my mind for some time now, and as you know me, I’m not ambitious but I will simply have to think a little bit more about the subject “Islam is a totalitarian religion” and see if I agree or dis-agree and whether or not Islam (“a mercy to the world“) is the only totalitarian religion in the world

When we read this sort of news, we should pray that HAMAS and other enemies don’t have a stockpile of chemical or bioweapons

Until the next round, the latest is that Abbas praises ceasefire; Netanyahu to convene security cabinet

Abbas should also praise President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

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