Month: July 2014

Israel on the 17th of Tammuz: Confronting the Enemy Within


Shalom Rav

Cross-posted with Tikkun Daily:

Yesterday the Jewish world observed the fast day known as Shiv’ah Asar Be’Tammuz, (the 17th of Tammuz), a communal day of quasi-mourning that commemorates among other things, the breaching of Jerusalem’s walls by the Roman army in 70 CE, prior to the destruction of the Second Temple.

Interestingly enough, the 17th of Tammuz – as well as the upcoming fast day of Tisha B’Av – is not so much a day of anger directed toward our enemies, as much as an occasion for soul searching over the ways our own behavior too often leads to our downfall. According to the Talmud (Yoma 9b), for instance, the fall of the First Temple was due to the idolatry while the destruction of the Second Temple was caused by sinat chinam – the “baseless hatred” of Jew against Jew.

I would submit that this year, the 17th…

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ISRAEL: A PROMISED LAND FOR ORGANIZED CRIME?


Before I get mail-bombed by right-wingers and Zionists, that title wasn’t my own, it is, in fact, the title of an American diplomatic cable.

You can read it in full here: http://wikileaks.org/cable/2009/05/09TELAVIV1098.html

Here are some snippets:

“Organized crime (OC) has longstanding roots in Israel, but in recent years there has been a sharp increase in the reach and impact of OC networks. In seeking a competitive advantage in such lucrative trades as narcotics and prostitution, Israeli crime groups have demonstrated their ability and willingness to engage in violent attacks on each other with little regard for innocent bystanders.”

“Organized crime in Israel now has global reach, with direct impact inside the United States.”

Organized criminal activity is not a new phenomenon in Israel, and major crime families are well known to the Israeli public

As the reach of Israeli OC has grown, so have the stakes. Crime families are working…

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Israeli F16s Against Popguns, Fireworks And Catapults. BBC Disgraces Humanity.


Peter Reynolds

Israeli Air Force F-16

The criminal Israeli regime continues to brutalise the people of Palestine.  Be they Arab, Jew or Christian, if they stand in the way of the zionist hegemony they will be smashed and persecuted.  Their daughters will be raped, their sons will be tortured, their babies will have their heads  smashed against walls by IDF stormtroopers.

Meanwhile, to the UK’s everlasting disgrace, the BBC continues to favour the Israeli war machine against the children of Palestine.  The terrible murder of three Israeli teenagers is given wall to wall coverage while the month-old murder of two Palestinian children by the IDF is ignored.  The murder of six further young Palestinians in the past week is also overlooked by our national broadcaster and only when a ninth Palestinian child is abducted, tortured and executed can they finally acknowledge what is going on.

Who is running BBC News? Do they have a Mossad gun to their head?

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