Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How to communicate Middle East policy concerns to the US Congress | Israel Behind the News

Fwd: Shireen Qudosi. Muslim Reformer. Qudosi permanently banned from Facebook. Facebook takes sides to protect Radical Islam and to suppress those who effectively expose and protest Radical Islam?

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The article below was in this week's newsletter and people have been asking who Shireen Qudosi is. I don't know too much about her, but the few things I do know, put her in a small and important group of individuals. You will find her on several web sites, including thefederalist.com where she writes "Trump's 'Islam Speech' Invited The Muslim World To A Renaissance" and "Linda Sarsour's Muslim Identity Politics Epitomize Feminism's Hypocrisy",  muslimreformers.com, where she has a rather lengthly article "MY STORY: HOW I BECAME A MUSLIM REFORMER", and clarionproject.org, where the by-line is Challenging Radical Islam, Promoting Human Rights, and they have an article "Muslim Activist Qudosi Banned Permanently From Facebook".  We are told that a little over 30% of Muslims support terror, we are also told that only about 10% of Germans actually were committed to Nazi-ism. We often hear people asking where the moderate Muslims are? Here is your answer.


In case you missed it, here is the article we included this past Shabbat, below is the short article about Qudosi standing up to the Muslim Brotherhood.  You can follow the other links if you wish.


The World Needs to Drive Out Destructive Fantasies

Shireen Qudosi

The most iconic moment of President Donald Trump's visit to the Middle East was not his "speech on Islam"; it was his visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The Western Wall is a contested space, and that controversy has bled outside Israel's borders. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently reignited the debate, mentioning the Wall as being in "Jerusalem", instead of in Israel. It is a play on language often used to deny Israeli sovereignty over a space that clearly belongs to the Jewish people, as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, quickly rectified in response.

U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to the Western Wall in Israel was the most iconic moment of his recent visit to the Middle East. (Illustrative photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

How we talk about religion matters. If we want to be effective in moving forward, it is important to be truthful. The truth is that Israel won the Six Day War, thereby liberating eastern Jerusalem from Jordan, which had seized it illegally when it attacked Israel in 1948-49 and expelled all Jews from eastern Jerusalem.

Israel has earned the right to reclaim Jerusalem fully. This also means that the Palestinians and other powers such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the UN and domestic interest groups do not get a veto over reality. If the new foreign policy standard is to work together to combat destructive forces, then it is also important to recognize that it is destructive to start a discussion from positions of falsehoods.

If we are going to "reset" the Middle East, we need to reset our thinking as well, starting with accepting that Israel has a right to exist. That includes confronting calls for the annihilation of the Jewish people, and contesting the dishonest re-imagining of borders that quite literally erase Israel from the map. Israel exists, and Israel has a legitimate claim to Jerusalem. Further, the Jewish people have proven themselves as more capable custodians of Jerusalem than their Muslim neighbors, who are already burdened by challenges in their own territory.

The world also needs to stop aiding the Palestinians in believing they have not lost the war. For the Palestinian people to build a vibrant society of their own, the world needs to abandon the collection of fantasies it has allowed the Palestinians to keep. There is no "right of return" and the dismantling of all settlements is not possible, especially if the entire state of Israel is regarded by many as one big settlement.

Then there is the issue of Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Muslim devotion to the Temple Mount stems from a story in which the Islamic Prophet Muhammad is said to have dreamt traveling from Mecca to Jerusalem to the Heavens beyond space and time (and back) all in one night. The tale of the night ascent is a spiritual journey with only brief mention in the Quran, while second-hand sources in hadiths colored in the rest of the story years after the prophet's death. The Temple Mount rests on historically Jewish territory. It is a generosity to allow it to remain under Muslim control, especially when the claim to the territory is based on a dream the Quran touches on only briefly. Typically, a dream does not secure land rights (even in centuries prior). A person cannot reasonably expect to get a key and deed to another person's home simply because they dreamed they visited it. It is an absurd claim.

Critical Muslim thinkers drive out fantasies from our faith. Alongside us, the world must drive out the fantasy that Jerusalem is not Israel's capital. Jerusalem is the heart and soul of Israel. To deny Jerusalem as a part of Jewish and Israeli identity is the same as denying Mecca as inherent to Muslim identity.

Finally, the world must drive out the belief that Palestinians do not have to make peace with Israel. It is abusive and counter to the interests of a future thriving Palestinian society to indulge in a warring fantasy that Israel can be destroyed. Instead of fetishizing the destruction of Israel, Palestinians would truly improve their lives if they started working to rebuild their own society rather than take on additional territory that could be governed or cared for with the respect and sanctity for history that Jerusalem deserves.

Palestinians would be better served addressing bedrock issues in their own society, including holding their people accountable for the hate indoctrinated into the hearts and minds of every Palestinian as soon as they learn to walk and talk. Stop financially supporting families of terrorists. Stop calling terrorists martyrs. Stop sacrificing your children and celebrating their deaths.


Muslim Activist Qudosi Banned Permanently From Facebook

Facebook has intervened in a political dispute between Muslim reformist and activist Shireen Qudosi and Muslim leader Javed Ali by banning Qudosi permanently from Facebook.

The spat originated after Qudosi stood up for Clarion Project's National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro, who provided training in San Diego to various police departments last week on what to be aware of when fighting radical Islam.

Mauro was subjected to a silencing campaign by the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which attempted to shut down the training sessions by inundating the police with complaints. CAIR was founded by Muslim Brotherhood members and was designated by the FBI as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism financing trial in American history.

CAIR was designated as a terrorist organization in 2014 by the United Arab Emirates.

After Qudosi wrote a post in defense of Mauro, Ali got in touch with her to harangue her for her support of Clarion and to accuse her of selling out for money to anti-Muslim interests.

Qudosi warned him to leave her alone, saying she would publish screenshots of his comments if he did not. She did publish the screenshots and a post slamming Ali.

The post was removed for "violating Facebook's Community Guidelines" and she was initially given a two-day suspension. Subsequently, she was banned permanently and her account disabled.

All previous messages between her and others, in an Orwellian twist, have been erased, redacted as if they had never been sent.

Qudosi told Clarion she suspects Ali of calling on his supporters to flood Facebook with complaints about her until she was banned.

Facebook's cavalier attitude to free speech is seriously endangering the fight against Islamism.


Chag Sameach

Fwd: President Trump's Budget Mike Huckabee newsletter May 30, 2017

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Today's Commentary:  Blunt Talk -- President Trump's Budget -- The New Plan To Retake Congress



While President Trump was in Europe, he ruffled some feathers of European leaders with his blunt talk about expecting them to pay more for their own defense in NATO and his refusal to recommit America to the Paris climate change accord (which even liberal analysts admit is meaningless: it does nothing to reduce CO2 emissions in developing nations that account for 4/5ths of them; and even if you accept all its scientific claims, it would result in a temperature difference of just 0.2 degrees C. by the end of the century.)

Turns out European leaders don't care for that old liberal saw about "speaking truth to power" when they're the powers and they don't want to hear the truth. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is facing a tough election, even made a veiled dig at Trump by suggesting that America was no longer a reliable ally. She said, "The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days," and added that "we have to know that we have to fight for our future and our fate ourselves as Europeans."

That's particularly ironic considering that the fate of Germany is under threat largely because of her own disastrous policy of opening up the borders and allowing her nation to be overrun with people who have no interest in preserving Germany as a European nation. Chancellor Merkel seems to have as much trouble telling who her friends are as she does telling who her enemies are.


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President Trump's Budget

By Mike Huckabee

President Trump says his proposed budget's welfare funding is centered on expecting able-bodied people with no dependents to work in exchange for benefits, so they don't take away "scarce resources from those in real need." His OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said this focus on getting Americans back to work is how we're going to return to 3% GDP growth, adding, "We're no longer going to measure compassion by the amount of money we spend, but by the number of people we help."

Cue Democratic politicians and the media howling in outrage about how mean this is (Hillary Clinton already decried the Trump budget for its "unimaginable level of cruelty.") But is it really "cruelty" to expect people to work for their supper?

This is really just a return to what most Americans have believed since the nation was founded: that everyone who can work should work, and charity is for those who truly need it. Every so often, the voters put liberals in charge, but they soon realize their mistake as they institute massive government entitlement programs that come cloaked in an aura of "compassion" but really are unimaginably cruel. They undermine the initiative and self-respect of the recipients while burdening future generations with unimaginable levels of debt. We saw it in the '60s and '70s, when attempts to create a "Great Society" just created a great big mess in inner cities. That eventually helped fuel the return of conservatism in the form of Ronald Reagan, who reminded us that compassion shouldn't be measured by how many people are getting government handouts but by how many no longer need a handout.

Welfare-to-work reform works, but somehow (possibly due to the constant liberal lectures of Barack Obama, echoed and magnified by a worshipful media), Americans forgot that ancient wisdom, even as food stamp rolls ballooned by over 40% during Obama's term. The last time welfare reform was tried was in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act. Liberals predicted cruelty and disaster from that, too, but it not only helped reduce welfare rolls by 60% between 1994 and 2005, it helped boost the economy and give the government a balanced budget for the first time in years. The President who signed it said that it "gives us a chance we haven't had before to break the cycle of dependency that has existed for millions and millions of our fellow citizens, exiling them from the world of work. It gives structure, meaning and dignity to most of our lives." You'd think Hillary would remember those wise words, since that's what her own husband Bill said when he signed it in 1996.


The New Plan To Retake Congress

By Mike Huckabee

Democrats think they've hit on a way to retake Congress: they're trying to recruit military veterans to run against Republicans. The idea (not that they put it this way) is to borrow some of the military's reputation for competence, patriotism and integrity to paper over the bad reputation of their party. And it might work, if they can find enough veterans willing to run as Democrats. The problem is, how many of them will stay in Congress beyond one term? Judging from this story, the veterans they've recruited so far say they are running because they're fed up with unprofessional histrionics and political partisanship blocking the mission of fixing the broken system. Wait until they get to Congress as Democrats and on their very first day, they learn to their dismay that if they want party leaders to give them any decent committee assignments, they have to dedicate themselves to lockstep partisanship and protecting and even expanding the broken federal system at all costs.

This story notes that since the 1970s, the percentage of Congress members with military experience has dropped from 73% to 18.8%. That's not entirely attributable to the end of the draft, since there are nearly three times as many freshmen Republicans who are veterans as there are Democrats. That's not to say that the Democratic Party is hostile to veterans. But it's just hard to imagine that anyone who's devoted to concepts like a colorblind merit system and placing the good of America above all other interests would be able to stomach representing the far-left, grievance-group, blame-America-first Democratic Party of 2017 for very long.


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Netanyahu Recently Was "Powerless" to Stop the Expulsion of over 200 kids and 40 families in Amona Yet Now has the Power to Give Away Jewish Land to Arabs?


'Vote again on Arab building in Area C'
Head of Samaria Council Yossi Dagan calls for revote on decision to allow Arab building in Area C. 'It's giving away land in disguise.' and relinquishing building rights. 
Head of the Samaria Council Yossi Dagan turned to a number of cabinet ministers with a request that they bring to a revote the decision to allow Palestinian Arab building in Area C, which is under Israeli military and civilian control. He asserted that the decision had been made without prior deliberations in the government or the Knesset, and that the decision implies the relinquishing of territory."This was a cabinet decision, which was made secretly with minimal deliberations, about giving at least a whole percentage of Area C. Not officially, but practically speaking, it effectively relinquishes our building rights. It's giving away land in disguise. [The sort of thing] left-wing governments would do blatantly," he said.

Netanyahu recently was "Powerless" to stop the expulsion of over 200 kids and 40 families in Amona Yet now has the power to give Jewish Land to Arabs?

Ofra and Amona - BaGatz - Israel Supreme Court - Judicial Overreach - in a Tale of 9 Houses Demolished in Ofra following a Tale of over 40 Houses Demolished in Amona by Avraham Keslinger

And for what purpose.  So that Trump get some Empty promises from Abbas?

Palestinians: Abbas Immediately Breaks Promises to Trump

Are We Cuckoo?

Why did Netanyahu's administration recently destroy 9 beautiful Jewish homes in Ofra and 40 homes in Amona and Netanyahu and his cabinet were powerless to stop it.  This caused major trauma for exemplary families, role model families,  who love Israel with all their heart and soul, pioneers who built their homes with love, toil and sweat not to mention lots of money... They are holding on to the Land with their very fingertips..... now with no place to go thanks to a nonsensical BaGatz ruling with no transparency.... This same Netanyahu Administration suddenly has tremendous power and has no problem to get the cabinet to decide to give Jewish Land to Arabs.  

What does this mean?  Arabs can now build on Jewish Land so that Jews can not.  

Was Jason Greenblatt responsible for the Bagatz Ruling against Amona families?  I think it preceded Jason Greenblatt's arrival on the scene. 

Rather the Bagatz Ruling coupled with the Silence of almost all the major Jewish Organizations have put Jason Greenblatt in a weak position to advocate for Israel. 

Please read the following post written not long ago March 21, 2017
The Art of Negotiation under Trump. We destroy homes in Ofra and Amona expelling Jews from Judea and Samaria and then blame Jason Greenblatt for having a negative attitude for settlement building?http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-art-of-negotiation-under-trump-we.html

Biblical Claim to the Land of Israel, When Silence is a Sin

The Land of Israel does not belong to the BaGatz, the Israel Supreme Court. It does not belong to Netanyahu. President Trump and Jason Greenblatt for all their good intentions simply do not have a moral green light to pressure the People of Israel to give away something that is entrusted to them but that they do not own.  

The Land of Israel belongs to G-d.  A "minor" detail that seems to have been forgotten here. 

These politicians, albeit powerful ones but not All Powerful,  are acting outside their Jurisdiction to take G-d's Land and give it to whomever they chose when in so doing it annuls G-d's Covenant with the Nation of Israel.

 It will not bring peace. It will bring curses.  The Torah makes it clear. Keeping Torah commandments on the Land of Israel brings Peace.  The opposite brings curses.  (Parshat BeChukosai)

This barely made news here in US.  Thank you Susie Dym for alerting us.

Last night there was a Shleimus Haaretz Event in Crown Heights.   Rabbi Weinfeld spoke  beautifully about Hilchos Shleimus Haaretz.  He told the group of women assembled that whenever there was even talk about relinquishing Land to Arabs, a few days later there was always acts of terror which followed. Even tallk about relinquishing Land causes weakness to Israel and empowers our enemies. So said the Rebbe of Lubavitch.

Thank you Susie Dym and Mattot Arim for your amazing alerts that serves to protect the Land of Israel!

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Subject. Palestinian Arab building in Area C

Articles from major media in Hebrew:

ראש מועצת שומרון לקבינט: "אישור הבנייה לפלסטינים - מסירת שטחים בתחפושת"
יוסי דגן טוען כי ההחלטה לאפשר בנייה בשטחי C נעשתה ללא דיון ומשמעותה ויתור בפועל על שטחים. "יש להצביע מחדש על העניין", אמר

"אם תלחצו על נתניהו, הוא ייפול"
על רקע דברי רה"מ כי אין לישראל "צ'ק מדיני פתוח מול ארה"ב", פנו גורמים בימין לבכירים בממשל טראמפ והתריעו מפני לחץ כבד מדי על נתניהו בנושא הפלסטיני. במקביל, מתנחלים וגורמים בליכוד קוראים לשנות החלטת הקבינט שאישר בנייה פלסטינית בשטחי C‏ 

דרישה: להצביע שוב על הבנייה בשטחי C
ראש מועצת שומרון דורש משרי הקבינט להצביע מחדש על ההחלטה המאשרת בניית פלסטינית בשטחי C. "זו מסירת שטחים בתחפושת". 

בלי וירוסים. www.avast.com


Robin Ticker

Israel Advocacy Calendar (www.IsraelAdvocacyCalendar.com).
Activist emails sent to my list  are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch.  May their memories serve as a blessing. 

Most of these emails are posted on Shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com

Personal emails to individuals will not be posted to my blog. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Watch "WATCH: Caroline Glick's Speech #CancelSarsour Protest, May 25th, Noon 205 East 42nd NY" on YouTube

Daily Mail: "Violence erupts" as protesters chanting "make America great again" clash with demonstrators after Linda Sarsour's CUNY commencement speech - Geller Report


The attempt to undermine police and make them look as if they are engaging in oppresive police aggression is a tactic used by BDS supporters to prevent Jews from defending themselves and others from defending Jews.  The IDF, the Israel Defense Force is often targetted and falsely accused of being murderers of Palestinians. BDS presentations feature distortions of reality to depict IDF as the evil forces rather than the terrorists thanks to NGOs like BTzelem.

NYC police need to do their job and should disregard any possible false negative misrepresentations and possible baseless accusations against them when so doing. Only then will the public  be protected. To be intimidated by bullies is to put public safety at risk! Those in the Police dept who made this unwise decision to allow assembly of a hostile pro Sarsour pro Sharia group in close proximity to AFDI should be investigated as such a decision clearly showed poor judgement that endangered the protesters of both sides and pedestrians as well. Only those of sound judgement should be calling the shots.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fwd: Trump on Manchester Attack: Evil Losers. Mike Huckabee newsletter May 25, 2017

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Today's Commentary:  Losers -- Trump As A Leader -- Pleading the Fifth



President Trump weighed in on the Manchester attack this week, saying he will not call these murderers "monsters" because they would like that term. Instead, he will call them what they are: "Losers…evil losers." He added, "The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever. This wicked ideology must be obliterated." It's a relief finally to have a leader who will say that, but it takes the resolve of the people and the officials in the nations that are under attack to stand up and do something about it, other than apologizing for their own culture. In other words, if you have a pack of "known wolves" in your house, why would you let them remain there?


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Trump As A Leader

By Mike Huckabee

After visiting Saudi Arabia and Israel, President Trump finished his tour of the homelands of three major religions by meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican. He then went on to meet with the President and Prime Minister of Italy before heading on to Brussels for a G7 summit.

One of the things that Trump has accomplished on this trip is to silence the critics who said he wasn't ready for prime time on the foreign stage; that he lacked the experience to do statecraft. No wonder liberal media outlets tried so hard to ignore this trip. Look at what's happened already: he's made more headway than the last President did in eight years. He's warmed relations with leaders with whom our relations had grown frosty. He's been the toast of the town in places where that's very tough, like Riyadh. He's warmed the relationship with the Pope, which has been a little tense over the past few months. He's shown that he has the ability to be a leader who shows strength and, as liberals like to say, "speaks truth to power," but who is also willing to work with other people on common goals, even people who've criticized him.

Maybe all the unwarranted attacks on Trump served a purpose after all, in helping him to develop such a thick skin. We've seen what comes from having a thin-skinned leader who refused to reach out to those who disagreed with him. Having someone who just shrugs off criticism and gets down to work is a refreshing change.


Pleading the Fifth

By Mike Huckabee

It was reported that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who is accused of falsely stating he received no payments from Russian sources for speeches, may invoke his Fifth Amendment right and refuse to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. If so, the Committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner, told CNN that he is not ruling out contempt charges against Flynn.

Of course, a former Administration official taking the Fifth before Congress would be outrageous and unprecedented (ahem, "Lois Lerner"), as would having an official held in contempt of Congress (cough, "Eric Holder"), so that would certainly be grounds for impeachment, right? Or is that only okay if the people who do it are Democrats who DON'T resign or get fired, but are kept on the job?

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Israel Advocacy Calendar (www.IsraelAdvocacyCalendar.com).
Activist emails sent to my list  are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch.  May their memories serve as a blessing. 

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Positive Reflections: Trump's Middle East Trip: Visit to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican has brought Much Unity among the Nations of the World and Among Jews themselves!.


I have tremendous admiration for what President Donald Trump accomplished in the last few days bringing the message of Unity and Peace.  President Trump focused on what unites Jews, Christians and Arabs and for that he has earned my greatest respect.  

In Saudi Arabia, in Israel with Abbas and with the Pope his message was consistent.... to fight evil. One sensed that it was not mere lip service but that it would be, and was being,  followed up with concrete action!

Ari Fuld from Standing Together, for example, is absolutely ecstatic about Trump's visit and his speech in the Israel Museum and in Bethlehem with Abbas. 
 http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/sword-of-israel-ari-fuld/did-trump-just-say-what-i-think-he-said-video/2017/05/23/  He brings numerous quotes where Donald Trump clearly shows his true feelings towards Israel.  He points out that President Trump does not speak of Palestinian rights to Jerusalem or the Mosque or for a Palestinian State.  President Trump called for the cessation of rewarding terrorists in Bethlehem. He spoke of the Jewish eternal connection to Jerusalem.

Major US Jewish Organization Lauds Trump's 'Refreshing, Honest' Speech in Saudi Arabia

Major US Jewish Organizations on Left and Right Hail Trump's Israel Visit

I must acknowledge that for Jews to agree on something is quite an achievement even if  I personally was out of the consensus! 

As was posted on my blog, I was disappointed  that President Trump was not more forthright about G-d's Covenant with our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and Israel's rightful claim to Judea and Samaria as a necessary precondition for real and lasting peace.  

I think I am a bit ahead of my time..
[Video] At the Israel Museum.  Netanyahu's Speech Was a Great Disappointment for Me. Trump's Speech as well. We need to look inward.... let me add now,  going step by step and with G-d's help we will triumph!

Having said this, I have come to terms with a higher Messianic goal not being realized.  I recognize that true redemption is a process and pushing things may have been counterproductive.  G-d only knows. 

I can see and acknowledge and agree with Ari Fuld that amazing progress was made this trip. My hopes and prayers, which I am sure is consistent with the Trump Administration,  are that we go from strength to strength towards true redemption, with peace and prosperity and without bloodshed. 

As Ari Fuld points out, President Trump speaks truth and never said anything to disagree with the Bible and the Prophets. 

It is the position of the Trump Administration apparently that there are things better left unsaid for the moment,  for the sake of peace.  

It is hard to dispute that Trump has unified the people with a global message that the world is capable of hearing and accepting. 

I have learned from Donald Trump the importance of delivering a message on the level of the people. His message is one of peace and unity and hopefully with G-d's help, a message that does not betray the G-d of Israel nor what is best for the Arabs.     
Fighting Nuclear Iran and ISIS and Radical Islamic Terror has brought  both Jew and Arab alike on the same team.  President Trump used that to his advantage to promote World Peace and make this world a safer place!  

The Prophesy of Redemption:

Yeshayahu - Isaiah - Chapter 2

1The word that Isaiah, son of Amoz, prophesied concerning Judah and Jerusalem.אהַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר חָזָה יְשַׁעְיָהוּ בֶּן אָמוֹץ עַל יְהוּדָה וִירוּשָׁלִָם:
2And it shall be at the end of the days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be firmly established at the top of the mountains, and it shall be raised above the hills, and all the nations shall stream to it.בוְהָיָה | בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים נָכוֹן יִהְיֶה הַר בֵּית יְהֹוָה בְּרֹאשׁ הֶהָרִים וְנִשָּׂא מִגְּבָעוֹת וְנָהֲרוּ אֵלָיו כָּל הַגּוֹיִם:
3And many peoples shall go, and they shall say, "Come, let us go up to the Lord's mount, to the house of the God of Jacob, and let Him teach us of His ways, and we will go in His paths," for out of Zion shall the Torah come forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.גוְהָלְכוּ עַמִּים רַבִּים וְאָמְרוּ לְכוּ | וְנַעֲלֶה אֶל הַר יְהֹוָה אֶל בֵּית אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב וְיֹרֵנוּ מִדְּרָכָיו וְנֵלְכָה בְּאֹרְחֹתָיו כִּי מִצִּיּוֹן תֵּצֵא תוֹרָה וּדְבַר יְהֹוָה מִירוּשָׁלִָם:
4And he shall judge between the nations and reprove many peoples, and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift the sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.דוְשָׁפַט בֵּין הַגּוֹיִם וְהוֹכִיחַ לְעַמִּים רַבִּים וְכִתְּתוּ חַרְבוֹתָם לְאִתִּים וַחֲנִיתוֹתֵיהֶם לְמַזְמֵרוֹת לֹא יִשָּׂא גוֹי אֶל גּוֹי חֶרֶב וְלֹא יִלְמְדוּ עוֹד מִלְחָמָה:
5"O house of Jacob, come and let us go in the light of the Lord."הבֵּית יַעֲקֹב לְכוּ וְנֵלְכָה בְּאוֹר יְהֹוָה:

I found the following lecture by Rabbi Alon Anava very enlightening to help me come to terms with my disappointment :)

What's more important - Torah or Peace? - Rabbi Alon Anava


Robin Ticker

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

[Video] At the Israel Museum. Netanyahu's Speech Was a Great Disappointment for Me. Trump's as well. We need to look inward.... But going step by step and with G-d's help we will triumph!


This was my initial reaction to President Donald Trump's Speech at the Israel Museum. After seeing the tremendous Unity it brought to Major US Jewish Organizations, I have reevaluated and my initial disappointment has turned also to gratitude. I recognize how truly valuable the trip had been in spite of not having yet achieved  the loftiest goals of the Messianic Era. 

Full text of Donald Trump's speech at the Israel Museum

'The ties of the Jewish people to this Holy Land are ancient and eternal,' says the visiting US president. 'They date back thousands of years...

This headline is accurate.  However, the recommended plan of action, a negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinians misses the point. It contradicts these very words.

Mr. President...This is G-d's Land not open for Negotiation.  Peace will come according to G-d's plan. Not Man's plan even when it is a plan of the benevolent President of the USA with the best of intentions. 

"What a Heritage!" Donald Trump says. Yet he wants to give it to the the Palestinians under the false notion of "Peace"?  Judea and  Samaria is Israel's Heritage. So is the Torah.  It is not the Heritage of Palestine which is mutually exclusive of Our Heritage, the Heritage of Israel.

"Never Again" can only happen when we obey G-d's command.  Not by ignoring it and doing what we think works. 

Mr. President... pushing for a 2 State Solution  is not "Standing With Israel".  Sorry.

Going in Peace is not the goal.  Going toward Peace and Heavenly Music is the goal.  

For a violinist to compromise for his violin to be placed in a prestigious Museum rather than to stay with him will not produce music and will not benefit mankind.  It will merely ensure that the violin is not broken to smithereens by those who hate music.. 

Our goal is Music.  Not mere cessation of war.

G-d keeps Israel safe much better than any Iron Dome.  Lets invest in G-d first and in his Word. Then we are ensured Peace as it says in the Prophets 

Zechariah - Chapter 4

6And he answered and spoke to me, saying, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying: 'Not by military force and not by physical strength, but by My spirit,' says the Lord of Hosts.ווַיַּעַן וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי לֵאמֹר זֶה דְּבַר יְהֹוָה אֶל זְרֻבָּבֶל לֵאמֹר לֹא בְחַיִל וְלֹא בְכֹחַ כִּי אִם בְּרוּחִי אָמַר יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת:

Devarim - Deuteronomy - Chapter 8

17and you will say to yourself, "My strength and the might of my hand that has accumulated this wealth for me."יזוְאָמַרְתָּ בִּלְבָבֶךָ כֹּחִי וְעֹצֶם יָדִי עָשָׂה לִי אֶת הַחַיִל הַזֶּה:
18But you must remember the Lord your God, for it is He that gives you strength to make wealth, in order to establish His covenant which He swore to your forefathers, as it is this day.יחוְזָכַרְתָּ אֶת יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ כִּי הוּא הַנֹּתֵן לְךָ כֹּחַ לַעֲשׂוֹת חָיִל לְמַעַן הָקִים אֶת בְּרִיתוֹ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ כַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה:
"My strength and my might made me great"  is an anathema to Israel. Learn the lessons of Shemittah.  The WTC, the symbol of America's might and strength, came down with one airplane within in a few minutes.  It just buckled.... the largest skyscraper in America.   This happened following the Shemittah Year.  Al Qaida were merely G-d's messengers. That's it.  

Your visit President Trump to Israel came following the Torah Portion Reading of the Laws of Shemittah in the Torah Portion of Behar.  It came on the heels of false accusations against you that you colluded with the Russians.  

Mr. President...It doesn't take too much to bring down the mighty... if G-d wills it. 

Freedom means returning to One's Heritage.  Jubilee. That concept was  discussed in the Torah Portion of this past week Parsha Behar in Leviticus as well. I am sure that Jared Kushner and David Freedman can elaborate.

"Standing With Israel" means Standing With G-d. Not nullifying His Covenant. 

In the end of Times, the Holy Temple will be the House of Prayer for all Nations. But not under the Waqf which allows only the prayer of Muslims and forbids Prayer of Jews.

Your imperfect message and the imperfect message of Prime Minister Netanyahu however only  reflects the lack of yearning and aspirations of the Nation of Israel. We can't put our disappointment on the shoulders of President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu.  We must look inward and see our own flaws and weakness.  G-d runs the world and the world is yet undeserving of His Salvation.

It just worries me terribly what will happen to the world if we pursue peace in the manner President Trumps suggests. 

Trump is apparently not yet the Messiah.  The Messiah will make the people,  worthy and place a strong desire in the hearts of men and women for G-d's Word. 

9They shall neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mount, for the land shall be full of knowledge of the Lord as water covers the sea bed.טלֹא יָרֵעוּ וְלֹא יַשְׁחִיתוּ בְּכָל הַר קָדְשִׁי כִּי מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ דֵּעָה אֶת יְהֹוָה כַּמַּיִם לַיָּם מְכַסִּים:
10And it shall come to pass on that day, that the root of Jesse, which stands as a banner for peoples, to him shall the nations inquire, and his peace shall be [with] honor.

Follow up Reflections of President Donald Trumps Trip to the Middle East

Trump's Visit to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican has brought Much Unity among the Nations of the World and Among Jews themselves!.

Robin Ticker

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Fwd: Demonstration against Linda Sarsour - Be There!


A Must READ/Watch post.  (thank you Sara Lehmann for fwding)

MAY 25 Protest CUNY Speaker Pro-Terror Antisemite Linda Sarsour

Open this link even if you get a message that it is "suspicious".  Obviously our enemies do not want the Truth about Islam and the Truth about Linda Sarsour out there....Black is White and White is Black.  What better way to suppress Truth than labeling AFDI (American Freedom Defense Initiative) material as "suspicious". 

 We are fighting deception, lies and suppression of Truth big time to promote Radical Islamic Narrative and Sharia.  

This post includes a thorough and scholarly discussion about FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) down to the gritty details,  according to Islam.  According to their research (AFDI),  FGM is prescribed by all Scholars of Islam. Islamic scholars only differ on specifics, like how much.  

These are not the facts that Linda Sarsour talks about. The opposite. She publicly denies FGM is an Islamic practice and vehemently condemns it. 

She LIES and is DECEPTIVE, all under the guise of "diversity of viewpoints and an open exchange of ideas".   Sarsour doesn't want to turn off her followers with knowledge of the real facts and practice of Islam. She tells them what they want to hear. The side of Truth is suppressed and not included in the "diversity of viewpoints and open exchange of ideas".

The uneducated who promote Sarsour and want to believe her lies probably are terribly anti-Semitic to begin with and deserve what they will get under Islam.  You can only pity them knowing what fate awaits those who follow Sharia as Sarsour advocates.

All those who have come out in Sarsour's support and in support of other radical Islamic types should be shunned. This includes shunning  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor de Blasio and Chuck Schumer.   This includes Jumaane Williams a Councilmen who speaks out in Sarsour's defense while placing large ads in all the right wing Jewish papers wishing all his Jewish Friends a "Happy Passover" and helps JCCs (Jewish Community Centers) acquire funding. This deceptive kindness confuses Jews on his actual position.  His deceptive outreach to Jewish voters and throwing them some bones helps to keep them blind and silent in voicing opposition  to the likes of Sarsour and the Islamic agenda.  Please prove me wrong.  I can't think of any other good explanation for the silence of major Jewish Organizations at this outrage!

Democrats are still rushing to extremes By Evan Siegfried April 26, 2017
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand recently praised Linda Sarsour in Time magazine and on Twitter. Sarsour, in addition to being a leader in the Women's March movement, is a relentless anti-Zionist, a promoter of anti-Semitic violence — and a key vote-getter for Mayor de Blasio.
To Gillibrand, however, Sarsour is one of the "suffragists of our time."
Sarsour praises terrorists like Rasmea Odeh, convicted in Israel of murdering Hebrew University students in 1969 and of planning an attack on the British Consulate. The Zionist Organization of America called on Gillibrand to rescind her high praise of New York's Queen of Hate, as Lahav Harkov correctly called her in these pages recently. That request has been met, so far, with silence.
Gillibrand isn't the only Democrat infatuated with Sarsour's radicalism. While most prominent Democrats look the other way, de Blasio chose to reward and encourage Sarsour by giving her a $500,000 grant from New York City.
The city itself also is funding her hate by having her deliver the commencement address to this year's graduates of CUNY's Graduate School of Public Health Policy, an event at which First Lady Chirlane McCray will receive an honorary doctorate. Of course, de Blasio and other local leaders stand firmly behind the invitation.
Then there's Chuck Schumer. The Democratic Senate minority leader boosted, fought for and praised Rep. Keith Ellison in his bid to be DNC chair. When news surfaced of Ellison's past anti-Semitic remarks and defense of Louis Farrakhan, the founder of the Nation of Islam and unabashed anti-Semite, Schumer leapt to his defense and kept lobbying Democratic National Committee members to support him.


Robin Ticker

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Yom Yerushalyim. US President Donald Trump Makes History in Visit to Western Wall [video]


The President learned about the Temple Mount and the Jewish Temples from the director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.

Robin Ticker

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Yom Yerushalyim! Seize the Moment. Let's Do It In 6 DAYS! Liberation! DROR Freedom 50 Years! The Cuckoo Bird and Being Cuckoo


How do we seize the moment?  

President Trump  and his team are in Israel right now Celebrating the momentous miraculous Reunification of Jerusalem exactly 50 years after the 1967 War.  We thought we were dreaming when we saw the Open Miracles and Liberation and the Reunification of Jerusalem and the Reunification of our Biblical Heartland Judea and Samaria with the rest of pre 67 ISRAEL!

Is this meeting today in Israel mere happenstance? 
"If you behave casually (Kerry) with Me " Going Happenstance with Hashem brings curses. (PARSHAT BECHUKOSAI) Ein Od Milvado

So how do we seize the moment?  

By redeclaring Har HaBayit BeYadeinu, Temple Mount is in Our Hands and that Judea and Samaria is ours!  

Let us proclaim and reassert our claim to our ancient and Biblical Homeland.  It is the Eternal Heritage of the Nation of Israel.   This is the G-dly recipe for PEACE. There is no other!  There  is no other Deal that can replace the One and Only G-dly Deal!

Please President Trump and all his close inner circle.  Don't be afraid to seize the moment!  G-d's armies are watching over you right now!  Hashem Tzevakot Imanu...יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת עִמָּנוּ מִשְׂגָּב לָנוּ אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב סֶלָה תהלים מו ח (See Psalms 46:8 below)

It is not only that Jerusalem is in Israel and the Eternal Capital of Israel but also that Judea and Samaria is the very heart of Israel and just like one cannot remove the heart and survive neither can we remove the heart from Israel and simply negotiate it away.

The Palestinians are the Cuckoo bird. And Israel acts cuckoo because of the cuckoo bird.

What does the Cuckoo bird do?  It drops its eggs into nests of other birds and expects the other birds to nurture them. Then the Cuckoo bird turns against the very ones that nurtured it and tries to destroy it. 

Some birds have no choice.  If they fight the Cuckoo bird and shoos it away they are afraid the Cuckoo bird will destroy their nest. So they nurture the cuckoo egg along with it's own.  

Israel for example will take Palestinians, offer them water, electricity, cancer treatments and money.  The Palestinians then pollutes the water, use the electricity to create weapons against Israel and smuggles in explosives with the cancer patient.  http://www.westernjournalism.com/heres-media-didnt-tell-palestinian-terrorism-israel/

Jeremiah Chapter 17
11The cuckoo calls but has not laid, so it is he who gathers riches but not by right; he shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end he stands dishonored.יאקֹרֵ֚א דָגָר֙ וְלֹ֣א יָלָ֔ד עֹ֥שֶׂה עֹ֖שֶׁר וְלֹ֣א בְמִשְׁפָּ֑ט בַּֽחֲצִ֚י יָמָיו֙ (כתיב יָמָו֙) יַעַזְבֶ֔נּוּ וּבְאַֽחֲרִית֖וֹ יִֽהְיֶ֥ה נָבָֽל:

Let us seize the moment and tell the World that that G-d of Israel is in our midst. Israel, the Lion King is the Chosen People for the Chosen Land the Land of Israel. From Zion will come forth Torah.  Israel is The Promised Land and The Holy Land.   All the residents, Jews and non Jews, so long as they abide by the Commandments and with  basic Universal Morality also known as the 7 Noahide Laws and yearn and desire a G-dly Kingdom, will prosper with great Peace and great Wealth.  Then Peace and Prosperity will spread across the Globe!

1For the conductor, a song of the sons of Korah, on alamoth.אלַמְנַצֵּחַ לִבְנֵי קֹרַח עַל עֲלָמוֹת שִׁיר:
2God is for us a shelter and a strength, a help in troubles; He is very accessible.באֱלֹהִים לָנוּ מַחֲסֶה וָעֹז עֶזְרָה בְצָרוֹת נִמְצָא מְאֹד:
3Therefore we will not fear when the earth changes and when mountains totter into the heart of seas.געַל כֵּן לֹא נִירָא בְּהָמִיר אָרֶץ וּבְמוֹט הָרִים בְּלֵב יַמִּים:
4His waters shall stir and be muddied; mountains shall quake from His pride forever.דיֶהֱמוּ יֶחְמְרוּ מֵימָיו יִרְעֲשׁוּ הָרִים בְּגַאֲוָתוֹ סֶלָה:
5But as for the river-its rivulets shall cause the city of God, the holy place of the dwellings of the Most High, to rejoice.הנָהָר פְּלָגָיו יְשַׂמְּחוּ עִיר אֱלֹהִים קְדֹשׁ מִשְׁכְּנֵי עֶלְיוֹן:
6God is in its midst that it should not totter; God shall help it as morning approaches.ואֱלֹהִים בְּקִרְבָּהּ בַּל תִּמּוֹט יַעְזְּרֶהָ אֱלֹהִים לִפְנוֹת בֹּקֶר:
7Nations have stirred, kingdoms have tottered; He let out His voice, the earth shall melt.זהָמוּ גוֹיִם מָטוּ מַמְלָכוֹת נָתַן בְּקוֹלוֹ תָּמוּג אָרֶץ:
8The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress forever.חיְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת עִמָּנוּ מִשְׂגַּב לָנוּ אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב סֶלָה:
9Go and see the works of the Lord, that He has wrought devastation in the earth.טלְכוּ חֲזוּ מִפְעֲלוֹת יְהֹוָה אֲשֶׁר שָׂם שַׁמּוֹת בָּאָרֶץ:
10He puts a stop to wars until the end of the earth; He will break the bow and cut the spear [to pieces]; wagons He will burn with fire.ימַשְׁבִּית מִלְחָמוֹת עַד קְצֵה הָאָרֶץ קֶשֶׁת יְשַׁבֵּר וְקִצֵּץ חֲנִית עֲגָלוֹת יִשְׂרֹף בָּאֵשׁ:
11Desist, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted upon the earth.יאהַרְפּוּ וּדְעוּ כִּי אָנֹכִי אֱלֹהִים אָרוּם בַּגּוֹיִם אָרוּם בָּאָרֶץ:
12The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress forever.יביְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת עִמָּנוּ מִשְׂגַּב לָֹנוּ אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב סֶלָה:


Robin Ticker

Israel Advocacy Calendar (www.IsraelAdvocacyCalendar.com).
Activist emails sent to my list  are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch.  May their memories serve as a blessing. 

Most of these emails are posted on Shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com 

Personal emails to individuals will not be posted to my blog.