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“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.” (Proverbs 6:16-19)
Blood Sacrifice: Understanding the  roots of Palestinian terror violence against Israel by Prof. Louis René Beres

Supporters of peace plans and a “Two-State Solution” refuse to understand the core origins of Palestinian terrorism against Israel.  Projecting their own very generic conceptions of Western history upon the contemporary Middle East, these supporters of “peace” are still imprisoned within standard explanatory frameworks of economic disenchantment and rising expectations.  Clinging stubbornly to what they had first learned in Political Science 101, they ignore what is already right before their eyes; explicit, stark, and thoroughly unambiguous:

Palestinian terrorism is ultimately a conscious and current expression of primal blood sacrifice, the blood of “The Jews.”  For these terrorists, violence against “The Jews” is always an expression of what must be held sacred.

Among these Arab terrorists, violence and the sacred are inseparable.  To understand the rationale and operation of Palestinian terrorism against Israel, therefore, it is first necessary to understand PLO/Hamas/Islamic Jihad conceptions of the sacred.  From these pertinent ideas, it will become clear that Arab terror against “The Jews” is, at its heart, always a primitive or primal form of religious worship.

In the representative words of Othman Abu Gharbiya, Deputy Chief of the National and Political Guidance Bureau of Fatah (Al-Hayat Al-Jadida):   “We must always be prepared to sacrifice our blood, as in the beginning….and as we will continue to sacrifice.  Fatah is a movement of blood sacrifice….Our people gave the world a chance, and unless the world takes this opportunity, violence and havoc will come.”  Click here to read more. 


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of this week’s Cabinet meeting:

“We are in the midst of a great struggle being waged against the State of Israel, an international campaign to blacken its name. It is not connected to our actions; it is connected to our very existence. It does not matter what we do; it matters what we symbolize and what we are. Now, this is a phenomenon that we have known in the history of our people – what hasn’t been said about the Jewish People? They said that we are the focus of all evil in the world. They said that we are the poisoners of the wells of humanity. They said that we drink the blood of little children. All of these things are being said about us today as well. It was not true then and it is not true today. This does not have a shred of truth.

I read again the poem of the great Alterman, about the accusations that are hurled at us, and he says that the most important thing is that we do not believe the awful things aimed at us because in the end that will be the victory against us. As long as we do not believe, as long as we reject these things and do not flagellate ourselves, we will be strong and steadfast.”



In just a few weeks, June 26-30, the opening gavel will sound on United Church of Christ (UCC) General Synod. Two of the many proposals this national Synod will entertain call on the church to divest from Israel, and one of them will propose declaring that Israel’s actions towards the Palestinians constitute “apartheid.”

The UCC, representing approximately 1.2 million members in 5,100 churches in the USA, is just one of the member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC), which insists on making Israel the whipping boy of a misguided “peace and justice” agenda. In June, UCC member delegates will have an opportunity to determine the direction of their denomination.

Sadly, the UCC delegates’ choices regarding Israel will be based on documents, “proofs” and appeals built upon a foundation of lies, false choices and political fantasies that accuse Israel of being an “Apartheid State” and an “illegal occupier of Palestinian land.”

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The Biblical Roots of BDS

Published: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Plots and characters in Torah are said to portend what history will have in store for the Jewish people. That being so, the Balaam narrative in the Book of Numbers foretold the plot against modern Israel: if war could not bring down the nation then cursing would.

The compelling intrigue with its twists and turns and bad forebodings is familiar enough. It begins with the desire of Balak, King of Moab, to stop the redeemed slaves in their tracks after unlikely victories over real armies. Military might was not behind the juggernaut Jews, so Balak understood. The power of the start-up nation, he learns, resided in their leader’s power of speech. Moses was the secret weapon. And this gave Balak an idea. If by speaking with God, Moses could empower the Jews, then equally they could be disempowered by speech. Click here to read more.

 Russia unlikely to drop support of Assad regime

Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin, is unlikely to drop its support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, even though it distrusts him and recognizes that his situation is not good, experts told The Jerusalem Post.

A Saudi-backed paper quoted unidentified sources in a report on Sunday that said that Russia is abandoning Assad’s regime and removing most officials and military experts.Nikolay Kozhanov, a non-resident fellow at Carnegie Moscow Center and a visiting fellow at Chatham House London, told the Post on Sunday that, while Sunni media reports such as the one in Asharq Al-Awsat should be taken with a “grain of salt,” “Russia does not trust Assad 100 percent.” Click here to read more.