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    Jan 30, 2014
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      Campaign to raise money in support of annexation

      By Ted Belman

      I am creating a campaign on Indiegogo <http://www.indiegogo.com/>
      to raise $100,000 to be used to support many Israeli NGO’s that are
      working tirelessly to keep Judea and Samaria in Israeli hands.

      If any of you could help this campaign by getting your synagogue or
      church or organization to promote the campaign to their membership,
      let me know. Or if you have a lot of friends on Facebook or a large
      mailing list, let me know. Tbelman3 at gmail.com

      I hope to get at least 10 people to donate $1,000 each to start this
      campaign off. Tax deductible receipts will be available in the US.
      Please give me your pledge by emailing me.

      Together we can do this.

      Of course any donation will be appreciated.

      Egypt’s El-Sisi Boldly Calls For Islamic Reformation

      Islam, said El-Sisi needs a modern understanding and should not rely
      on a discourse that has not changed for 800 years.


      Egyptian women express their support for General El-Sisi after voting
      for the new non-Islamist constitution. (Photo: � Reuters)

      General El-Sisi, the commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces and
      current head of state, is essentially calling for a reformation in
      Islam. His bold declaration comes as the Egyptian people approved a
      constitution in a vote that the Muslim Brotherhood
      boycotted. (Read more…)

      Poll: Bennett Comes Out on Top After Netanyahu Spat

      Following spat over ‘Jews in Palestine’ proposal, new poll shows
      Likud Beytenu drops to 30 seats,Jewish Home up to 17.

      By Ari Yashar, INN

      A new poll, conducted by “Panels Politics” for the Knesset TV
      Channel, reveals that the crisis
      between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Economics Minister
      Naftali Bennett that began this Sunday and threatened to break up the
      coalition has apparently ended in Bennett’s favor.

      Netanyahu was reportedly livid
      after Bennett criticized his proposal
      to have Jews in Judea and Samaria live under the Palestinian
      Authority (PA). Netanyahu claims to have made the proposal as a tactic
      to reveal the PA’s “true face;” PA Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat
      rejected any Jewish presence
      on Sunday, echoing previous statements
      by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

      (Read more…)

      In-Your-Face-Obama Bill Upgrading Israel Status Above Entire World

      By: Yori Yanover, JP

      Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in committee Wednesday,
      re-introducing the most pro-Israel legislation since the 1947 UN vote.
      It’s no wonder the pro-Palestinian NGOs are searing with rage. Now
      watch Obama vetoing it…

      Congresswoman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL 27), along with Rep Ted
      Deutch (D-Fla. 21), who are the top two members on the House Foreign
      Affairs Committee’s Middle East subcommittee, have introduced a bill
      on Wednesday naming Israel a “major strategic partner” of the
      United States, a title enjoyed by no one else on the planet, and
      encouraging enhanced cooperation on water, energy, homeland security,
      and missile development.

      The bill also waives visa requirements for Israelis who visit the
      U.S., adding Israel to the list of countries whose citizens can visit
      the United States for up to 90 days without a visa, provided they
      registered electronically before boarding a flight. (Read more…)

      Hamas, Islamic Jihad Gunmen Now in West Bank

      by Khaled Abu Toameh, GATESTONE INSTITUTE

      If anything, the rally that saw Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah join
      forces in a rare show of power means that Abbas’s claim that he is
      fully in control of the situation in West Bank is baseless.

      For the first time since 2007, Hamas and Islamic Jihad militiamen this
      week made a public appearance in the West Bank, raising fears that the
      two radical groups continue to maintain a military presence in areas
      controlled by Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority.

      Gunman flank a speaker at the Jenin rally staged by Hamas and Islamic
      Jihad in December 2013.

      The masked militiamen made their rare appearance in the Jenin refugee
      camp during a rally to commemorate Islamic Jihad member Nafi Sa’di,
      killed by the Israel Defense Forces last December.

      (Read more…)

      The UNRWA Reform Initiative

      By David Bedein,

      It is universally understood that current talks between Israel and the
      Palestinian Authority will not lead to an end of the protracted
      Arab-Israeli war. However, there is no reason why at least one aspect
      of that war cannot be resolved: the continuing humanitarian crisis
      facing descendants of Arab refugees from 1948, who wallow in UNRWA
      refugee facilities under the notion they will “return” to villages
      from 1948 – which no longer exist.

      In that context, the Center for Near East Policy Research
      , which has conducted news investigations and produced films on UNRWA
      for the past 25 years, has launched the UNRWA Reform Initiative (URI)
      to facilitate a policy change at UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and
      Works Agency.

      (Read more…)

      Kerry’s plan envisions Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem and 67
      lines with swaps <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63593630>

      I am sure Bibi was hoping to bypass his Cabinet by going to the people
      with a referendum.

      By David Ravak, HAARETZ

      U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s draft framework agreement
      for Middle East peace talks will include support for establishing a
      Palestinian capital in Arab areas of East Jerusalem, senior New York
      Times analyst Thomas Friedman wrote in his column published Wednesday.

      Friedman, who is currently visiting Israel, said that Kerry’s
      framework document would present the core concession
      s that Washington considers Israelis and Palestinians need to make for
      a fair, lasting deal.

      (Read more…)

      IAF chief: Israel will destroy Hezbollah bases in Lebanon, even ones
      in residential areas <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63593627>

      Reuters, JPOST

      Israel accused Lebanon’s Hezbollah guerrillas on Wednesday of
      putting “thousands” of bases in residential buildings and said it
      would destroy these in a future conflict, even at the cost of civilian

      The unusually explicit threat by air force chief Major-General Amir
      Eshel appeared to be part of an effort by Israeli officials to prepare
      world opinion for high civilian casualties in any new confrontation
      with Hezbollah in Lebanon.

      Intelligence head: 170,000 rockets and missiles threaten Israel

      Israel says Iran and Syria have supplied improved missiles to
      Hezbollah, which fought the technologically superior Israeli military
      to a standstill in a 2006 war in Lebanon.

      (Read more…)

      Bibi’s credibility is in free fall

      I have often said that Bibi’s demand for security was to change the
      subject from our desire to keep the land. Not only was he giving away
      the land but he wasn’t looking after our security. Ted Belman

      : A cabinet crisis has been averted for now over the concessions urged
      on the prime minister by US Secretary of State John Kerry for the sake
      of a peace accord with the Palestinians. But by playing his cards too
      close to his vest, Netanyahu is exposing himself to more criticism and
      a loss of respect from within his own government.

      Too often his words are countered or contradicted outright.

      The Bennett episode roseout of the frustration of a member of the
      security cabinet which Netanyahu keeps in the dark over his solo

      But also today, Netanyahu was actually contradicted for insisting that
      the peace framework document that John Kerry is about to present to
      Israel and the Palestinian Authority is a US document, which
      represents America’s take on the points agreed and does not oblige
      Israel to accept its contents.

      US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro stepped forward to deny this.
      Addressing a National Security Institute conference in Tel Aviv, the
      ambassador said that the framework agreement mostly incorporates ideas
      presented by the two sides (Israel and the Palestinians), with only a
      few inserts of American origin.

      (Read more…)

      Americans support Israel on virtually every major issue

      Zionist Organization of America Press Release

      *New Poll: Americans Show Overwhelming Support For Israeli Positions
      –– Oppose Obama’s Positions*

      *58% ––17% PA Will Be Terror State, *

      *47% –– 14% Support Settlements*

      *59% –– 17% Want Stronger Iran Sanctions*

      A new poll of American public opinion has found that the vast majority
      of Americans support Israel on virtually every major issue concerning
      the Israeli/Palestinian situation, while opposing the positions of the
      Obama Administration. Additionally, only 31% of Americans believe
      President Barack Obama is a close and reliable friend of Israel. By a
      ratio of 3.5 to 1 (58% –– 17%), Americans believe any future
      Palestinian Arab state would be hostile to Israel and support
      terrorism. By a ratio of over 3 to 1 (47% –– 14%), Americans
      believe that Jews have the right to settle in Judea/Samaria (West

      (Read more…)

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